Automobiles from the classic era are in abundance in this circa mid-thirties street scene at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue in Los Angeles, California. The newest car in the image appears to be a 1934 LaSalle that can be seen on the far right showing its distinctive styling and biplane wing-like bumpers used that year which originated from Harley Earles Art and Colour Section of General Motors.
The large building in the background is the combined Pellissier Building and the Wiltern Theatre, a monumental Art Deco building that is located at 3790 Wilshire Boulevard. The twelve-story main structure that has survived was built in 1931 and is considered to be one of the finest of its type in the country.
An interesting assortment of vehicles of all types, some of which date back to the mid-twenties can be seen in the photo. Near the center of the image is a Wilshire Boulevard double-decker bus. Take a moment to view the enlargeable photos below and do tell us of anything you notice that is of interest. Over eighty more vintage street scenes can be seen here on The Old Motor. The photo is courtesy of the USC Libraries.