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Home movie of pre-World War II Los Angeles, including the Little Tokyo neighborhood in Downtown Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Harbor. Footage documents Downtown Los Angeles night traffic, the annual Nisei Week Parade in Little Tokyo (which continues today) that includes footage of Charlie Chaplin giving a speech, scenes of immigrants arriving by ships at the harbor, and construction of Little Tokyo’s historic First Street, including the Kawasaki building, which now houses Anzen Hardware and Fugetsu-do, a family-run confectionary store founded in 1903.. This internegative was obtained through a restoration process performed on the original 1930s 16mm film.
Internegative 16mm film
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Japanese Americans--California--History Emigration and immigration Parades--California Teaching California: Families and Primary Sources
Los Angeles (Calif.) Little Tokyo (Los Angeles, Calif.) Los Angeles Harbor (Calif.)
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