Los Angeles circa 1935

Aug 27, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Take a look at Los Angeles in 1935. This video features Grumman’s Chinese Theater, Streetcars, Olvera Street, and Hollywood Boulevard.

Produced by James A. Fitzpatrick, the Los Angeles "Wonder City of the West" is a trip back in time. What’s even more amazing is that it’s in color.

We’ve come a long way, as the popular saying goes.

But to provide you with additional perspectives about this time period–here’s are some facts about the USA in the year 1935:

Average Cost of new house:       $3,450.00
Average wages per year:            $1,600.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas:              10 cents
Average Cost for house rent":    $22.00 per month
A loaf of Bread:                          8 cents
A LB of Hamburger Meat:           11 cents
Average New Car Price:             $625.00
Canada Dry Ginger Ale:              20 Cents

Source: The People History

Thank you, Escott O. Norton, one of my Facebook friends for finding this.

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2 Responses to “Los Angeles circa 1935”

  1. Escott says:

    I love the other one you found too!. Makes me think there would be some value to creating video time-capsules of today for future generations.

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    Lisa Newton Reply:

    @Escott, Youtube is full of all of those time capsules. Whenever I go there, I often times get lost in the discoveries I make.

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