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Valley View

November 19, 1995

"The Lost City" (by Jim Heimann, Palm Latitudes, Oct. 15) sure revived great memories of the busy 1945 intersection of Laurel Canyon and Ventura boulevards. As a carrier for the Hollywood Citizen News, I used to fold my papers, which arrived in bundles on a red transit bus, in the doorway next to the drugstore during the World War II years of 1943-45.

Even more fabulous than that corner was the filling station a block to the east, which featured a huge three-engined airliner, complete with spinning, neon-lit propellers. Motorists traveling west on Ventura Boulevard could see this dramatic sight from a mile away.

Our city was not lost. It just had a very corny chic.

Robert H. Gurr

Sunland

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