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This short subject was made to promote Los Angeles to advertisers for the (now extinct) Los Angeles Herald-Express. Also available on Historycomestolife are outtakes and trims left over after they finished editing this film. Great "stock footage" of Los Angeles in the early 1950s.
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1950's Esso gas station, with full service attendants pumping gas, washing windows, and a car wash. Also shows old gas pumps and coffee and candy machines from the fifties, and various classic cars, including the Edsel. Color, no sound., http://www.myfootage.com/details.php?gid=58&sgid=&pid=20611 This clip is available for licensing from MyFootage.com - Call us at (212) 620-3955 - Please Subscribe to our channel, as we are constantly adding new clips. Thanks!
A montage of 1950's housewives and husbands going about their housemaking chores, cooking and doing laundry--some of them aided by the fabulous kitchen of the future!, http://www.myfootage.com/details.php?gid=58&sgid=&pid=18215
Motoring through LA in the early 1950s one's shocked to see freeways that are wide open, streetcars, even Model A Fords still on the streets, a bustling downtown and the first malls, a Ford and Chevrolet Factory and it all looks so clean.