The 1947project

“Los Angeles in 1947 was a social powderkeg. War-damaged returning soldiers were threatened by a new kind of independant female, who in turn found her freedoms disappearing as male workers returned to the factories. These conflicts worked themselves out in dark ways. The Black Dahlia is the most famous victim of 1947’s sex wars, but hardly the only one. The 1947project seeks to document this pivotal year in L.A., through period reporting and visits to the scenes as they are today.”

Sounds good to me. :)

If you are, ah, “sensitive” to morbid or dark material, you might want to visit some other site. Like, say, this one.

One Reply to “The 1947project”

  1. The zoot suit riots were only 4 years in the past, and there was probably a lot of remaining tension over that. Also, black Americans who had fought in the war returned to face worse discrimination than in the places they’d fought for. More tension there.

    A bit about the zoot suit riots – white servicemen invaded East LA and hunted down and beat Mexican-Americans, under the watchful eye of LAPD and the approval of the mayor, the Council, and the LA Times.

    http://www.losangelesalmanac.com/topics/History/hi07t.htm

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