San Fernando Valley

Collection by Arnold Darrow

Arnold Darrow

San Fernando Valley California Birds-Eye View Greetings Vintage Postcard V12376 - Mary L. Martin Ltd. Postcards

San Fernando Valley California Birds-Eye View Greetings Vintage Postcard V12376. Good condition.

A&W Root Beer Drive-In: A 1960s Bright Spot

Back in 1964, the distinctive orange A&W Drive-In opened at Lemona Avenue and Ventura Boulevard, where carhops served frosty mugs of root beer and Papa and Mama burgers.

The Northridge Earthquake, 20 years later. - NoHo Arts District

The Northridge Earthquake, 20 years later. Is the NoHo Arts District prepared?

Remembering the Northridge earthquake of 1994

Only rubble remains at the junction of the 5 and 14 freeways following the 1994 Northridge earthquake.

My Brother's Bar-B-Q

21150 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA.

Thrifty's Ice Cream

Thrifty Drug Stores are no longer part of the Southern California landscape, but the ice cream still is. Thrifty Ice Cream, a beloved El Monte-based brand served in Rite Aid stores. The ice cream’s famous cylinder-shaped scoops were first sold in Thrifty drug stores for decades. Rite Aid bought Thrifty in the mid-1990s, and kept the scoop shops inside many drug stores, including those in Southern California. It’s biggest fans are those who recall buying a single scoop for as low as 5 or 10…

It’s 1949 – You Just Moved To L.A. – You’re Not In Pittsburgh Anymore – You Have Discovered Cliffie Stone

KFVD – CLiffie Stone’s Wakeup Ranch – April 29, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Subscribers can download Become a Patron! You wouldn’t know it now –…

The Sportsmen's Lodge - Studio City

Nearly 10 years ago I claimed a very small place in the local Los Angeles history books when I rented out a small banquet hall at the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City, CA. During the planning of that event, I learned a lot about the rich culture and history of this local treasure. It's origin dates back to 1913 when it opened as the Hollywood Trout Farm. Back then, this attraction featured ponds and a bait and tackle shop. A gentleman named Dave Harlig bought the property near the end of…

Hollywood Boulevard (1982)

© photo by Paul Wright Hollywood Boulevard, November 1982. On the left is the Pussycat Theater. The Pussycat Theaters were a chain of porn theaters in the 1960s to the 1980s and they had 47 locations in California. The film “Deep Throat” played at this Hollywood Boulevard Pussycat Theater for nearly ten years, and in 1989 it became the Ritz Theatre. On the right is a sign for the Supply Sergeant which is located on the Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard. Supply Sergeant is a military…

My Brother's Bar-B-Q

21150 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA.

Flooky's Hot Dog Stand Was a Landmark

Flooky's owner was a classic American entrepreneur, and his hot dogs were loved by kids in the neighborhood.