Alpine slopes have always been a place to show off your style as much as your snowplough. In these vintage photos from a century of skiing, everyone from a dapper shah of Iran to French models show the evolution of skiwear
VINTAGE LOS ANGELES -- "Nothing does it like 7 Up!" Music City! Located on the north west corner of Sunset and Vine. This eventually became Wallichs Music City. Also, check out that old traffic signal. No yellow light, so you HAD to stop when the flag changed! Unfortunately this entire block was demolished in the 1980s. Today it's an apartment complex and most recently a Wallgreens occupies this corner. | Photo by Ansel Adams - circa 1945
Signal Hill changed forever when oil was discovered there in 1921. The hill would soon become part of the Long Beach Oil Field, one of the most productive oil fields in the world. Soon Signal Hill was covered with over 100 oil derricks, and because of its prickly appearance at a distance became known as "Porcupine Hill". Photo courtesy of Water & Power Associates - 1940s
One pinner says of this 1947 photo, "I'm sure this Thrifty/A&P was at the southwest corner of Sunset & Fairfax in Hollywood. The building...now houses a Rite Aid store. It's all drug store now." Another pin adds an interesting remark, "I just noticed that there is one of the old semaphore traffic signals on the corner. I was fascinated by those when I was a kid. When the signal changed, the semaphore arms would switch and a bell would ring."