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Old Posted Feb 12, 2012, 7:04 PM
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Thanks so much!!

I have a question. I'm researching a TNT pilot called LA Noir. Have there been postings with photos of the Central Ave. jazz district from the 40s?
Not that I can recall off the top of my head, not any recent ones, anyway. But here's a picture of the Dunbar Hotel from 1938:

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Here's a shot of the Dunbar in 1928:

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Lincoln Theatre, Central and 23rd, 1962

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Cafe Zombie (5434 S. Central Avenue) police roundup, 1947. Joseph Adolphus Lewis was found with marijuana in his guitar case

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A youth at Cafe Zombie.

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1942. A table at the Downbeat Club, 4201 South Central Avenue.

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An advert from 1941.

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The Last Word nightclub, 4205 S. Central Avenue, 1941.

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Here's an auto repair shop at 2322 S. Central Avenue, 1927.

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Central Avenue and 41st Street, circa 1944.

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Dunbar Cocktail Lounge and Grill, circa 1945

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A handbill, circa 1945.

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Downbeat Club, circa 1941.

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Club Alabam, circa 1945. Central Avenue and 42nd Street.

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I wish I could find exteriors of the nightclubs.
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