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Vintage Photos: How Los Angeles Used To Deal With The Rain

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Did you have a rough morning? It never rains in Southern California, but when it does it's a total clusterfuck. Traffic snarls, power goes out, fire season's scorched hillsides tumble and it's been so long since the last real rain, you can't find your stupid umbrella. So we offer up these photos of Angelenos of yore braving the rain. There are businessmen fishing in flooded Compton (for whatever reason), a popped Goodyear blimp, a Raiders cheerleader staying cheery and fans awaiting the stars at a very rainy Academy Awards.

Photos: When Los Angeles Had A Professional Rainmaker