In 1926, an Oxnard beach got a glitzy new name: “Hollywood-by-the-Sea.”
Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

In 1926, an Oxnard beach got a glitzy new name: “Hollywood-by-the-Sea.”

Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

A woman and a Chevrolet at the future site of UCLA’s Westwood campus in 1926.
Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

A woman and a Chevrolet at the future site of UCLA’s Westwood campus in 1926.

Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

A Pacific Electric red car on Newport Beach’s Balboa Peninsula in 1928. Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

A Pacific Electric red car on Newport Beach’s Balboa Peninsula in 1928. Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Beverly Hills in 1922. (Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.)

Beverly Hills in 1922. (Part of the California Historical Society Collection in the USC Digital Library.)

A Southern California taxi driver in 1925. Photo taken at Yellow Cab’s Pasadena garage.
Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

A Southern California taxi driver in 1925. Photo taken at Yellow Cab’s Pasadena garage.

Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.