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Old 01-08-2012, 03:47 PM
 
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Remember, I'm not including Little Tokyo. It was in the main downtown area.
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Old 01-08-2012, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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The girls were the hottest I've ever seen for LA in the 80's. That all started to decline quickly by 1987 in a hurry as they all fled to other cities/states. Downtown LA was the epicenter of the hottest chics ever. Right now, it'll take 25 years of seeing hot ladies to make up for one night in Downtown LA at night club. There were a buffet of all the hottest women ranging from beach girls, models, playboy bunnies, supermodel like Christie Brinkley, Cheryl Tiegs and Kelly Emberg to hot Texas/Virginia/Utah and Oklahoma girls. Now, tell me where I can go to find these hot women anywhere in LA today in a cool club or bar? There ain't any now. You'll see Kim Kardashian and Lindsay Lohan.

Now, downtown is only now trying to recover without the hot chics. If there are, let me know. I doubt it!
Oh I get it now. You are basing your judgement of Los Angeles on how hot the "chics" are?

An incredibly subjective call. Based on your posts, it sounds like you prefer "white" (non-hispanic) women and you lament the loss of the anglo majority in that regard (as well as many others).

LA has ALWAYS been a magnet for hot women (since at least the silent movie era). There is just more vareity today, although no doubt Hollywood always was a magnet for women from all over.

I will give you this: as a country we are fatter today than we were in the 1980's but that is a national trend, not unique to LA.

I agree with Majoun, yes there were some niche clubs in downtown LA in the 1980's where you could find some hot models but in general downtown after 5pm was dominated by drug pushers, hookers, homeless, etc. There was the artistic/punk crowd around Al's Bar and Madam Wong's East but that was generally not the place where you'd find beauty queens.
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Old 01-08-2012, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Downtown LA was still the headquarters for banks and oil and insurance. It was growing and wasn't yet established as a moribund downtown until after 1990. Now, downtown is only now trying to recover without the hot chics. If there are, let me know. I doubt it!
Downtown LA in 2012 is probably in as good a shape as it's been since about 1960 or 1965. Downtown's decline began in the early 1960's.

The corporate headquarter's are long gone. Today's economy is driven by small businesses. So we had corporate logos on the big downtown skyscrapers but we had a DEAD downtown after 5pm. THe vast majoritiy of the buidlings on Spring and Main were empty, except for some tacky ground floor storefronts. Today those structures are 100% occupied with young professionals.
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Old 01-08-2012, 06:16 PM
 
Location: My Own Private Island
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.... tell me where I can go find hot women today in LA?
Americans in general are much fatter today than ever before. And AW ( American Women ) are very much empowered, so they don't really need men anymore. AW have good jobs and viable incomes. Many live alone and are childless. And many women, because of the job, simply don’t have time to exercise, and if she's a Mother, she has no time for the Gym. Also, the feminist movement of the 1960s taught women to be independent of men. All that said, if you want to see beautiful, attractive and slim women, you must travel abroad. Eastern Europe, Asia, South Pacific and Latin America. Unfortunately, and I am sad to say ... American women have a reputation worldwide as bossy, dominating, rude, loud and obese.

Peace
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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American women have a reputation worldwide as bossy, dominating, rude, loud and obese.
So...are we looking for submissive, docile, silent and crackhead skinny? There are many around the world who expect as much. Over here, we ("AW", et al) have a little thing called liberty - something many more around the world seek with great conviction.
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:51 PM
 
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Oh I get it now. You are basing your judgement of Los Angeles on how hot the "chics" are?

An incredibly subjective call. Based on your posts, it sounds like you prefer "white" (non-hispanic) women and you lament the loss of the anglo majority in that regard (as well as many others).

LA has ALWAYS been a magnet for hot women (since at least the silent movie era). There is just more vareity today, although no doubt Hollywood always was a magnet for women from all over.

I will give you this: as a country we are fatter today than we were in the 1980's but that is a national trend, not unique to LA.

I agree with Majoun, yes there were some niche clubs in downtown LA in the 1980's where you could find some hot models but in general downtown after 5pm was dominated by drug pushers, hookers, homeless, etc. There was the artistic/punk crowd around Al's Bar and Madam Wong's East but that was generally not the place where you'd find beauty queens.
Chics are about 40% of the factors I went by. You say the women are fatter today than then. It's partly true, but you need to just take a look at Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Oklahoma City. They're still hot and stunning. It's just that alot of really good looking women moved away and stayed away from LA. In the past, it was the opposite. The other factor why I liked LA in the mid 80's was the growing economy. LA had just hosted the olympic at that time. The diversity was great with hispanics, asians, blacks and others rubbed side by side. You had it all in the 80's. Now, it's no longer the place where chics and people like me and my friend want to hang out, and there's no diversity. It's all hispanic LA now. I guess they went to Vancouver since it's a cool scene now. Remember, my favorite era in LA was the late 40's to lower 60's. Now, it's my second worst era to be in LA.
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Old 01-11-2012, 02:41 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Inglewood was completely white until, probably the early 70s.
Nita
Not completely. My parents sold their place on 118th to a black family in 1960, and my grandparents did the same with their home on 6th Ave in The Avenues in 1963.

EDIT: I got my grandparents mixed up. The ones in Windsor Hills (just North of Inglewood) sold their home to a black family in '63. The ones on 6th Ave in Morningside Park sold in '67.

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Old 01-11-2012, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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Chic = either an adjective, or a disco band.

Chick = baby chicken
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Old 01-11-2012, 03:42 PM
 
Location: East Fallowfield, PA
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Not completely. My parents sold their place on 118th to a black family in 1960, and my grandparents did the same with their home on 6th Ave in The Avenues in 1963.
Quite true, we had friends and relatives that lived in Inglewood, a very nice neighborhood at the time in the early 60s.
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Old 01-11-2012, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Chics are about 40% of the factors I went by. You say the women are fatter today than then. It's partly true, but you need to just take a look at Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Oklahoma City. They're still hot and stunning. It's just that alot of really good looking women moved away and stayed away from LA. In the past, it was the opposite. The other factor why I liked LA in the mid 80's was the growing economy. LA had just hosted the olympic at that time. The diversity was great with hispanics, asians, blacks and others rubbed side by side. You had it all in the 80's. Now, it's no longer the place where chics and people like me and my friend want to hang out, and there's no diversity. It's all hispanic LA now. I guess they went to Vancouver since it's a cool scene now. Remember, my favorite era in LA was the late 40's to lower 60's. Now, it's my second worst era to be in LA.
Lol what? This guy is definitely exclusively into white girls. By the way, there are plenty of 'hot chics' out here in Hollywood. Blows my last home (boston) completely out of the water in that regard.
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