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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 northeast across the street towards the Harbor Building, located at 4201 Wilshire Boulevard; at this time the Swett & Crawford Group had their offices here. Designed by Claude Beelman and built in the late 1950s, this white marble office building originally housed the headquarters for Getty Oil. Prior to the construction of the Harbor Building, the lot had been occupied by an expansive estate, built in 1926 for William Jenkins, which served as the home of aging Hollywood star Norma Desmond in Billy Wilder's film "Sunset Boulevard."
1 slide :color ;5 x 5 cm. Photographic color slides
00090264 Marlene & Anne Laskey Wilshire Boulevard Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection GPC_b16_f2_i124 CARL0004970560 http://18.104.22.168/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/121442
Harbor Building (Los Angeles, Calif.) Office buildings--California--Los Angeles Streets--California--Los Angeles Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.) Los Angeles Photographers Collection photographs Marlene Laskey/Wilshire Boulevard Collection photographs Slides Beelman, Claude,1883-1963