This 17-minute film by Kent MacKenzie shows the Bunker Hill area of Downtown LA in 1956. It’s an interesting film to watch for the footage of those original houses of those native downtowners before the city demolished the homes to make way for modern apartments and offices of a new downtown. The film follows some pensioners who, for obvious reasons, are not looking forward to the demolition of their neighborhood, once the “finest residential area in Los Angeles.”
There’s also some great footage of some really cool Victorian homes, as well as the original Angels flight and Grand Central Market.
h/t LA Observed for the video
Video Removed: Sorry guys, the awesome video was removed on August 3, 2010. The Vimeo Site sates “Vimeo has removed or disabled access to the following material as a result of a third-party notification by Milestone Film & Video claiming that this material is infringing: Bunker Hill 1956. We have no more information about it on our mainframe or elsewhere.”
I will repost the video if we find another online copy. Thanks!