Los Angeles 1924 (27 images)

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Calvin Coolidge was president in 1924. Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue was first performed in New York City at Aeolian Hall that year. Buster Keaton and Laurel and Hardy and Our Gang were all the rage. And out here Jensen's Melrose Theatre, 4315 Melrose Avenue at Heliotrope, by E. E. B. Meindardus, opened in 1924 - designed exclusively for silent movies. In the forties and fifties it was used by KTLA as a television studio and in 1959 became the Ukrainian Cultural Center. Also from 1924, the...
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