Max Rauch, Manager of the Airport Barber Shop at the Hollywood-Burbank Airport. Coralie Hewitt Tillack remembers him as "...barber extraordinaire from 1941 until 1972, and confidant of clientele who came to the terminal for a haircut, a shave, and Max's special type of therapy, the art of listening." Coralie Hewitt Tillack Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Program for the San Fernando Junior Cosmos Seventh Annual Fashion Show at Glen-Aire Country Club in Sherman Oaks, October 23, 1954. The event was a benefit to raise funds to redecorate the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) House in San Fernando. The show featured fashions from Lucille's 'Round the Clock shop in San Fernando and Judan Originals in Inglewood. San Fernando Women's Club Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
These fans, which bear the message, "I'M A FAN OF VALLEY CITYHOOD," were distributed by Valley VOTE during the 2002 campaign to create a new city out of the Los Angeles communities of the San Fernando Valley. Valley Voters Organized Toward Empowerment Collection. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Inside left page of a Burger Junction menu, circa early 1950s. The restaurant, located at 11702 Victory Boulevard in North Hollywood, featured: "Television in Friendly Fiesta Room." San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
A Daughter of the Snows: The Story of the Great San Fernando Valley written by the Publicity Department, Lankershim Branch, Security Trust & Savings Bank, 1923. Canoga-Owensmouth Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Title page of the Registro de Bautismos, the Baptism Registers, San Fernando Rey de Espana Mission. It was signed by Fray Fermin Francisco de Lasuen on September 8, 1797. San Fernando, Rey de España. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Official program for the Fiesta de la Mission San Fernando featuring Charles E. Pressley's Pageant "Prayer of the Padre" in six episodes, June 5-7, 1931. San Fernando, Rey de España. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Sheet music for the 1940's tune "San Fernando Valley: I'm Packing My Grip" sung by Bing Crosby. Words and music written by Gordon Jenkins. Little Landers Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
Another look at the long-gone and much-lamented Richfield Oil Building in downtown Los Angeles that was erected in 1929 and razed in 1969. This is the floor selector inside the elevator. Isn’t this the coolest thing? I remember older buildings in downtown Phoenix having elevator panels like this when I was a child. I thought they were wonderful then, and think they are still wonderful today. "Sabotage at RKO Studio,” a James Murray Mystery, by Christopher Geoffrey McPherson.
In the 1920s, Outpost Estates became one of the very first neighborhoods populated by Hollywood’s rich and famous. It sits high in the hills above the Hollywood Bowl -- and plays a very important role in my new novel “Sabotage at RKO Studio.” In it, there is a fancy Hollywood party at the home of Merian C. Cooper -- then head of RKO Studio. I based his magnificent mansion on this Outpost Estates home designed by Lester L. Pedersen.