Friday, May 01, 2009

Vintage Photo Friday

The Ever-Cool Larry (right) and his beach buddies

Here is the soundtrack for today's post. These are photos from Larry's archives of he and his friends hangin' out in their Sherman Oaks neighborhood in 1965.

Larry zooming down Dickens Street, Sherman Oaks

Looking at these pix of Larry skateboarding down the sidewalk takes me right back to those same times on the other side of the hill. Larry and I are six months apart in age. We both grew up in L.A. We experienced so many of the same cultural happenings. I'm sure that if we had grown up in the same neighborhood, we would have known each other back then. Sigh.

Skateboard Tricks, Sherman Oaks, 1965

Have a great weekend! More Vintage Photos here.

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At 10:28 AM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Great photos! I just love Vintage Photo Friday!


At 1:03 PM PDT, Blogger Beth said...

How very awesome!! To think I was just down south a bit in Anaheim in 1965... :-)

Thanks for sharing Ellen/Larry!!!

At 3:55 PM PDT, Blogger Shannon said...

That is some great hair!

At 5:01 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...


All the little boys have hair that look like surf waves! How appropriate!


At 5:11 PM PDT, Blogger Kath said...

Oooo...Larry had the BEST hair! So cool!

At 5:17 PM PDT, Blogger MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

:) Down in the OC, we had similar boys, but none so cool as Larry and his buds.

HAH! My word verif. is "sillycol", as in, "Larry and his boyeez are silly COOL!"

At 8:39 PM PDT, Blogger betty said...

Love the soundtrack! I think Catch A Wave was my favorite Beach Boys song

At 12:14 PM PDT, Anonymous janel said...

wow, look at Larry's cool surfer hair. I grew up on the westside, but my dad now has a house just a few blocks from Dickens street.

love those vintage photos!

At 1:07 PM PDT, Blogger susanc said...

What great hair! I love seeing "vintage" photos - gosh, it makes me feel so old though!

At 2:35 PM PDT, Blogger WineGrrl said...

Great photos and hair!

At 7:33 PM PDT, Blogger RossK said...


And here I thought all that California Dreamin' stuff from the mid-60's was just that.

Great stuff, as usual, Ellen, thanks.



At 11:42 AM PDT, Blogger Madge said...

Cool dude!

At 4:49 PM PDT, Blogger Jean said...

The skateboard photo reminds me of my old skateboard ( heavy wood with metal wheels)- memories. By the way you are always sharing your food experiences. I had the best omelet at CJ's Pantry in Redondo Beach - along with some great breakfast potatoes. I hope to be at the Farmer's Market next saturday to visit the knitting group there - thanks for the info.

At 1:51 PM PDT, Blogger Sara said...

That hair is amazing! It instantly places the picture at a very specific time and place. I love it!

At 3:24 AM PST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Pictures.
Especially the one`s of skatebording in de Dickens Street.

I own a 1955 car witch was new sold to the familie Hutchinson in the Dickens Street.
Maybe that somebody has more information/pictures about this?

I would particularly appreciate any information about this.

If you have, you can Email me to:

Greetings from the Netherlands


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