Teenage is screening today at ArcLight Doc Fest in Los Angeles, so here’s a chronological compilation of LA teens doing what they do best — fawning over entertainers of all kinds in the entertainment capital of the world (the above photo is a Bee Gees concert in 1979!). Whether it’s athletes, musicians or movie stars, LA teens know better than anyone how to make a show of other people’s shows.
Johnny Mathis signs autographs, 1959
Elvis Presley’s taxi mobbed by a group of young fans, 1960.
Police hold back rabid Sonny and Cher fans at LAX, 1965
Young fans of the Los Angeles Rams take a peek at the team’s training camp, 1973
Metalheads at the Starlight Theater, 1984.
All images via UCLA Digital Library.