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Ansel Adams in Los Angeles

Ansel Adams in Los Angeles

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10 'Rare' Ansel Adams Photos of Los Angeles in 1940
10 'Rare' Ansel Adams Photos of Los Angeles in 1940

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727 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CACategory:General
 Ansel Adams,LAPL,photography 
Photo of Ansel Adams by J. MalcolmGreany, ca 1950 Ansel Adams
Courtesy Los Angeles Public Library and drkrm Gallery 
 Ansel Adams
Courtesy Los Angeles Public Library and drkrm Gallery 
 Ansel Adams
Courtesy Los Angeles Public Library and drkrm Gallery 
 Ansel Adams
Courtesy Los Angeles Public Library and drkrm Gallery 
 Ansel Adams
Courtesy Los Angeles Public Library and drkrm Gallery 
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10 'Rare' Ansel Adams Photos of Los Angeles in 1940
ByTanja LadenWed., Feb. 15 2012 at 8:00 AMComments (2)
L.A. History 
Categories:L.A. History ,Photography 
 Ansel Adams is best known for his iconic and bucoliclarge-format shots of Yosemite National Park, but in1940 he also covered L.A.'s aviation industry for
magazine. The California native and vanguardphotographer snapped more than 200 images of Los Angeles in the midst of a rainstorm, capturing themetropolis in all its post-Depression, prewar, film-noirglory.Beginning Saturday, Feb. 18, Downtown'sdrkrmGallery is showing new silver-gelatin prints made fromthe original black-and-white negatives, which haveremained mostly unseen until now. While these photoshave been touted as "rare," that label is suspect,considering they've been available for browsingsince Adams donated them to the Los Angeles Public Library  back in the early '60s. "The weather was bad over a rather long period and none of thepictures were very good," Adams wrote. "At any event, I do not want them back." Thelibrary then estimated the total value of the pictures at around $150.So, has this newly rediscovered body of work by Ansel Adams gained any value? Here are10 photos to help us decide.
10. Pee, oh, pee
Ocean Front Promenade, Santa MonicaIn1958, Ocean Park Pier in Santa Monica officially became Pacific Ocean Park (it was located at Pier Avenue in the Ocean Park neighborhood, south of the current pier). "Pee ohpee," as it semi-affectionately came to be known, was an amusement park designed tocompete withDisneyland, but it closed just nine years later, eventually turning into theDogtown skate park in the 1970s.
9. Dirty laundry 
Olympic Trailer Court, West Los AngelesThe Olympic Trailer Court was located at 2121 Bundy Drive in West L.A., where, accordingtoZillow , houses now are selling between $640,000 and $1.2 million.
8. Striking it rich
Oil rig on La Cienega, near Beverly Boulevard What happened to the oil derrick on La Cienega Boulevard, near Beverly? It became theBeverly Center,where the only black gold merchants now accept is Amex.
7. Hat trick 
Brown Derby on Wilshire BoulevardOne of several "Derby" restaurants (but the only one in the shape of a hat), the BrownDerby at3377 Wilshire Blvd. was sold in 1975, eventually becoming the Brown Derby Plazastrip mall. Nowadays it's a Korean shopping center, part of which still vaguely resembles a bowler hat.
6. Send in the clowns
Santa's Circus, Wilshire BoulevardBenefiting the British War Relief Association of Southern California, Santa's Circus on Wilshire Boulevard featured attractions such as a riding act, seals, wire-walking clowns,and a dog-and-pony show. In other words, not much has changed.1 |2|Next Page >>
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