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The Rainbow Roller Rink

It's a strange photo choice for a postcard: a huge expanse of dance floor, rainbow tinsel streamers adorning the ceiling, and a band on stage all the way in the back, almost too tiny to be seen. This is the Rainbow Roller Rink, which was only open for five short years, but remains one of...
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James C. Corman Congressional Matchbook

The Valley Relics Museum collections include hundreds of matchbooks, each one representing a former Valley business, restaurant, or group. In the days when nearly everybody was a smoker, printing up a book of matches with your logo and phone number was a smart way to market your business. Put a basket of them on your...
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The Brady Bunch House: New Beginnings

The Brady Bunch home is a story that never ends for one Studio City neighborhood. The house is officially on the market!  With the unofficial label of “second-most photographed home in the United States”, it’s popularity has risen even more with the nation's...
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The Kaiser of Chalk Hill

In 1920 Ventura Boulevard was still a relatively unpopulated stretch of roadway. The long and narrow (no more than 14 feet in width) road was a difficult byway, particularly as it approached the Brant Rancho. Travelers from Los Angeles encountered a steep hill in which the road climbed and twisted and turned in an effort...
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