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Title
Angels Flight
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection
Creator
Mann, George
Date Created and/or Issued
[ca. 1965]
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Title supplied by cataloger.; The original photographic print is a reproduction.
Actor George Mann (1905-1977) grew up in Silver Lake and moved to Santa Monica as a teenager with his parents. Starting out as a vaudevillian in the mid-1920s, Mann performed with various groups, with the USO during WWII, and held small parts in several movies. Mann took approximately 12,000 B&W photographs during his years in vaudeville, and in the early 1950s, he designed a 3-D viewer for his 3-D photographs, mostly taken around Southern California. He made arrangements to lease the viewers to various Los Angeles businesses, including restaurants, bars and doctor's offices. Every couple of weeks, George would swap out the photos of such tourist destinations as Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Pacific Ocean Park, Watts Towers, Catalina Island, and Palm Springs. In the early 1970s, George was hired by Quaker Oats to portray King Vitaman in both commercials and on the front of the cereal box. This series represents the images Mann took of Bunker Hill homes in the 1960s.; All of the buildings were later demolished as part of the re-development of Bunker Hill.; Angels flight operated from 1901 until it was closed in 1969 when its location was redeveloped. The railway was relocated and reassembled at California Plaza in March of 1995, and closed again on February of 2001 after a serious accident resulted in the death of a passenger, and the injuries of seven others. The accident occurred when the ascending Sinai cable car suddenly reversed direction and uncontrollably accelerated downhill and struck the Olivet cable car near the lower terminus. The second funicular still exists and reopened in 2010. Angels Flight Railway was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 13, 2000, structure #00001168.
Looking across Hill Street where it meets Third Street towards Angels Flight and the few remaining buildings surrounding it. A parking lot (left) occupies the site of the former Ferguson Building.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :col. ;28 x 22 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00102813
George Mann Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection
GPC_b046_f5_i23
CARL0005127076
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/125437
Subject
Angels Flight (Railway)
Railroads, Cable--California--Los Angeles
Dwellings--California--Bunker Hill (Los Angeles)
Apartments--California--Bunker Hill (Los Angeles)
Parking lots--California--Bunker Hill (Los Angeles)
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Tunnels--California--Los Angeles
Lost architecture--California--Bunker Hill (Los Angeles)
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Third Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Hill Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Third Street Tunnel (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Bunker Hill (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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