Circa 1940 view of the end of Santa Monica Boulevard in Santa Monica.
Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Circa 1940 view of the end of Santa Monica Boulevard in Santa Monica.

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

Sunset & Vine in Hollywood, 1948. The NBC Radio City complex on the right was demolished in 1964.
Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Sunset & Vine in Hollywood, 1948. The NBC Radio City complex on the right was demolished in 1964.

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

From our our Los Angeles Examiner Collection, a 1948 aerial view of downtown Los Angeles.

From our our Los Angeles Examiner Collection, a 1948 aerial view of downtown Los Angeles.

A Heinz ketchup display inside a Southern California supermarket, 1940. Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

A Heinz ketchup display inside a Southern California supermarket, 1940. Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Atlantic Ave in Long Beach, surrounded by a forest of oil derricks in 1940. 
Part of the Dick Whittington Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Atlantic Ave in Long Beach, surrounded by a forest of oil derricks in 1940. 

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