1940s

Los Angeles in 1946 – The Elevated City of Tomorrow

In the name of traffic relief for the business district of Los Angeles in 1946, the Plant Engineering Company submitted an idea to remove all street-level sidewalks and move them up to the second-story of buildings. The official report was named "Suggested Down Town Traffic Solution Program" and the pitch included some of the following advantages: "Pedestrians are taken off the stre... Read More »

The War – A social history of WWII in the 1940′s

The World War II documentary by Ken Burns, "The War" is a film that every generation should be required to watch. Don't expect a detailed account of the strategies, alliances, or an in-depth look at the battles during each facet of the war. The 1970's documentary called "The World at War" already has that aspect covered pretty well. The War is lacking in ... Read More »

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