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Vintage Summer Heat

Swimming at Griffith Park Municipal Plunge, circa 1939, from LAPL collection via Curbed LA.

How did Angelenos cool off in days past? Curbed LA dug through the archives at the Los Angeles Public Library and the University of Southern California to share some great cool-off shots from the 1920’s through the 80’s. From Sydney Poitier dipping his toe in a pool, to a family sleeping out in the open in MacArthur Park, this quick slide show takes you back to earlier eras living in the dog days of summer, Los-Angeles style.

Curbed LA: Nine Ways Old-Timey Angelenos Kept Cool 

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Julie Grist
Julie Grist
Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.

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