Safe or out? A close play at third in a 1955 game between the Hollywood Stars and San Diego Padres at Gilmore Field in Los Angeles. 
Part of the Los Angeles Examiner Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Safe or out? A close play at third in a 1955 game between the Hollywood Stars and San Diego Padres at Gilmore Field in Los Angeles. 

Part of the Los Angeles Examiner Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Washing the windows of Los Angeles City Hall in 1953. Part of the Los Angeles Examiner Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Washing the windows of Los Angeles City Hall in 1953. Part of the Los Angeles Examiner Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Two Irish wolfhounds and three men on St. Patrick’s Day, 1958. That’s state attorney general and future governor Pat Brown on the right.
Part of the Los Angeles Examiner Collection in the USC Digital Library.

Two Irish wolfhounds and three men on St. Patrick’s Day, 1958. That’s state attorney general and future governor Pat Brown on the right.

Part of the Los Angeles Examiner Collection in the USC Digital Library.

In 1953, several years before the Dodgers ultimately moved there, Los Angeles considered squeezing a baseball diamond into the Coliseum.
Part of the Los Angeles Examiner Collection in the USC Digital Library.

In 1953, several years before the Dodgers ultimately moved there, Los Angeles considered squeezing a baseball diamond into the Coliseum.

Part of the Los Angeles Examiner Collection in the USC Digital Library.

More vintage L.A. rain. Here’s a towel truck navigating the rainy downtown streets at 8th & Hill in 1952.
Part of the Los Angeles Examiner Collection in the USC Digital Library.

More vintage L.A. rain. Here’s a towel truck navigating the rainy downtown streets at 8th & Hill in 1952.

Part of the Los Angeles Examiner Collection in the USC Digital Library.