Bullock’s Wilshire was the first department store designed to accommodate the car. Huge artfully dressed windows faced the street to attract traffic and the entrance was in the back under a porte-cochere where liveried attendants parked your Nash or Packard. Architects John and Donald Parkinson – built 1929 – architectural rendering: The store served the likes of Marlene Dietrich, the De Milles and Mr. and Mrs. Disney… And, before Angela Lansbury landed an acting gig she was a sales clerk. […]
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