Venice Beach, Forty Years Ago

I didn’t know her at the time, but my later-to-be friend, Ann Nietzke, was living almost next door to me when she wrote her “Windowlight” book about her life in the neighborhood.   The flavor of the place, and her observations and musings, came back to me as I stumbled upon a few more photographs from that time …

Incidentally, if you want to get a taste of the transformation of Venice Beach in recent years, visit the website of the contemporary Cadillac Hotel.

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