Friday, January 15, 2010

When the Rains Come

photo by Dean Musgrove for the Herald-Examiner, 1982
"Fans, photographers, and television cameramen have gathered in the rain
to watch movie stars as they walk into the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
for the 54th Academy Awards ceremony held on March 29, 1982"
Los Angeles is not a rainy city. When the rains come, we are paralyzed. We seldom get a dowpour, so our roads have lots of oil build-up. People are just NOT used to driving on our slick roads. Accidents happen, power goes out and chaos ensues. Due to our recent forest fires, mudslides are imminent.
Hollywood Citizen News/Valley Times Collection, 1959.
"Rain maiden-- Miss Linda Cape, North Hollywood,
checks for more rain after slight sprinkle dampened top of her convertible.
Weather defied weather men's predictions and dumped scattered splatters of rain on Valley."
Rain is predicted for this weekend. The Golden Globes Awards Ceremony is being held on Sunday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. This will be a good weekend to stock up on snacks, sit on the couch, knit and watch TV!

Vintage Photos culled from the Los Angeles Public Library Archives.

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At 1:54 PM PST, Anonymous Jo Anne said...

Love the "Rain Maiden" and it does seem we are in for some BIG rain next week. We shall see....Enjoy your weekend as I am sure it will be funfilled as always!

At 4:39 PM PST, Anonymous Donna said...

Great pictures. I need to figure out how to pull up archive pictures. Another thing to learn! Have a great weekend...just pretend you are a duck!

At 5:44 PM PST, Blogger MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

Great seeing you (and everyone!) last nite. I really do need to work on my consistency. Have a great weekend!!

At 11:46 PM PST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The burn areas above Altadena are, quite literally, almost in my backyard! I will be watching the rains with trepidation... but at the same time we do so need the moisture here in California. A mixed blessing!


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