Looking back at the 1980s in Los Angeles


The ’80s helped shape the Los Angeles we know and love today and thanks to the incredible archive of images held over at UCLA, we can reminisce.

It was a decade that saw teenagers sunbathing on the hood of their stalled cars, found people in a theatre lobby that’s decorated with original Empire Strikes Back paraphernalia, and captured women dressed up and ready to go in punk-new wave fashion at the Starwood disco.

Click through the gallery below for a peep at what the ’80s in Los Angeles looked like; from the Dolores Drive-In on Wilshire Blvd., to a snow covered Mt. Wilson as viewed from DTLA’s Spring St.

It’s one heck of a walk down memory lane.