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Vintage Los Angeles

Dino’s Lodge

Alison Martino’s Saving a Candle From Rat Pack Hangout Dino’s Lodge

The storied souvenir traveled from Hollywood to Australia and back again

Wallichs Music City

Remembering L.A.’s First Great Record Store, Wallichs Music City

Bing Crosby shopped the aisles, Frank Zappa worked the floor

Roller rink

The Glorious Disco Days of Flipper’s Roller Rink

The skate center was L.A.’s answer to Studio 54—on wheels

Scene It Before: L.A. on Screen

U.S. Bank Tower

Scene it Before: The U.S. Bank Tower from Independence Day

The tallest building west of the Mississippi doesn’t survive the ’96 blockbuster

Christina Applegate in "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead"

Scene it Before: The Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead House

Swell and her siblings hold down the fort after disaster at a home in Santa Clarita

Donut Hole

Scene it Before: The Donut Hole from Moving Violations

A historic programmatic-style donut shop in La Puente features memorably in the 1985 comedy

Time Frame

QUEEN MARY 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach
Elapsed Time: 66 years

Time Frame: the Queen Mary 66 Years Ago and Now

Back when the ship roamed the seas, teenagers worked as the bellhops, including this uniformed group setting sail for three months in 1949

The Egyptian Theater

Time Frame: The Egyptian Theater 91 Years Ago and Now

In the 1920s, the Egyptian came up with a number of preshow rituals to entertain its guests

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Time Frame: The Culver Hotel 88 Years Ago and Now

The ornate building was home to Oz’s Munchkins during the making of The Wizard of Oz