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Video: L.A. in the Late 1940s, "Attractive to all who visit her"

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The architecture is styled to match the beautiful climate, you'll note, as your bus tour departs from one of our swanky downtown hotels to see the sights. Ah, Los Angeles in the 1940s. Fashions sold in stores on Wilshire Boulevard set the trends for the rest of the nation, the skies are "clear blue" and everything comes to your car, from shoe repair to your midday meal. In the shadow of the impressive City Hall you can delight in the gay Mexican wares for sale on Olvera Street, a nod to this onetime little pueblo now all grown up.

According to this Producer's Library archive video, L.A. is "attractive to all who visit her." So many of the places exalted in this vintage filmstrip are still around...do things look the same to you?