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Trailer Village: 1947

Trailer Village: 1947

"1947 trailer show at Gilmore Field, Los Angeles." The Gypsy life, mid-century style. 4x5 negative by Watson from the News Photo Archive. View full size.


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My Dad still owns the teardrop trailer

his dad built of plywood, probably from Popular Mechanics plans in the 1940s, just like the one near the top of the photo. Rather claustrophobic to sleep in, but the kitchen under the hatch at the back is very cool.

Dangerous place

This is a Tornado just waiting to happen.

Gilmore Stadium

More likely this is Gilmore Stadium, which was built first and hosted football, racing, and even baseball for a few games (plus trailer shows!) before the actual Gilmore Field was built next door specifically for the Hollywood Stars baseball club of the PCL, adjacent to the famous Farmers Market. All later demolished for the sprawling CBS Television City

Remembering a wonderfully funny movie

I can picture Lucy and Desi out there looking to buy "The Long, Long Trailer".

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