Featured here in a pair of motion pictures that have been put on video, are two trips that will give you and interesting step back in time and a tour of Los Angeles. The first one above, is a daytime drive on Hollywood Boulevard and side streets in the late fifties. In it, you will see a wide variety of cars and trucks ranging from the thirties, up to current models at the time. It is incorrectly dated as being filmed in 1953, so here is a chance to tell us what was the newest car that you were able to spot in it. It is courtesy of Getty Images and Vintage Los Angeles.
The film below, circa 1946, was shot at night in Los Angeles from a moving vehicle equipped with a floodlight. It was produced for rear-screen projection scenes in an unknown movie. It starts out being a little slow, but from take two at 2:12 minutes, it is filled with interesting street scenes including: people, parked cars, buses, store fronts and theaters. Tell us if you spot anything rare or unusual in either film. Video courtesy of luridplanet.