Downtown Los Angeles streets, process plates, color.
00:00 Color version of PET0980_R-4_LA. Process plate, exterior night, street in Los Angeles, moving shot from automobile, reverse angle with car in pursuit, along 8th Street (Olympic Theatre and RKO visible). Some turns.
02:18 Process plate, night, moving, from automobile, 3/4 reverse angle, nighttime streets of downtown Los Angeles. Stores, theaters and marquees, pedestrians on sidewalk, traffic.
Followed by various takes.
Color appears unnatural, but good-quality material of nighttime Los Angeles.
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October 23, 2019 Subject:
Fantabulous footage of LA at night (again). Car does nothing but cruise the streets, with what looks like a flood light, and films the buildings and the people passing by. GREAT late 40s architecture here, and tons of movie marquees! Loved every second of it, this is a MUST SEE on this site!
December 1, 2017 Subject:
Great vintage footage. What are the rights for the low quality version?
Great footage, no money to pay for stock, what are the usage rights for the low quality version? Thanks,
March 26, 2012 Subject:
Beth Short's last walk
This is amazing stuff, a virtual encyclopedia of lost downtown Los Angeles commerce and culture. It's also something of a crime scene.