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This collection is comprised of approximately 1,000 slides capturing buildings along Wilshire Boulevard. The slides were taken during Tuesday afternoon walks in 1978-1979 by Marlene Laskey and her 15-year-old daughter, Annie, who was the primary photographer. Marlene (1933-1989) was a Michigan native who moved to Los Angeles in the 1950s and became a Los Angeles historian and architecture enthusiast. At the time of her death from cancer, Marlene was working on a Master of Urban Planning degree at UCLA, and was an interviewer for UCLA's Oral History program.; TitleÂ supplied by cataloger; The highest resolution available for this image is 300 dpi. Looking south towards a small body of water at Mutual Benefit Life Plaza; construction of a large apartment complex off of S. Ogden Drive is underway in the background. Located at 5900 Wilshire Boulevard and completed in 1971, the plaza includes a 32-story office building and two smaller buildings designed by William L. Pereira. The building served as the headquarters for Mutual Benefit Life until their bankruptcy in 1991.
1 slide :color ;5 x 5 cm. Photographic color slides
00090486 Marlene & Anne Laskey Wilshire Boulevard Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection GPC_b16_f3_i141 CARL0004984273 http://184.108.40.206/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/121668
Mutual Benefit Life Plaza (Los Angeles, Calif.) Office buildings--California--Los Angeles Building construction--California--Los Angeles Apartments--California--Los Angeles Los Angeles Photographers Collection photographs Marlene Laskey/Wilshire Boulevard Collection photographs Slides Pereira, William L.,1909-1985