A Los Angeles Youth Sampler

In anticipation of our West Coast opening this Friday at the Laemmle Noho 7, here are some highlights from Los Angeles teenage history that we’ve covered. From synthpunks to Chicana flappers and just about everything in between here’s a collection of the ways teenagers made LA cool:

Los Angeles, World Capital of Teen Fandom
A series of images showing teens swarming popular entertainers in LA. Above this is a shot of Leo Carillo swamped by fanatics.

Los Angeles Gang Members, 1992

A photographic look back at the style and lives of LA street gangs in the early 90s.

LA Teen Clubs, 1983

It’s midday Thursday, do you know where your teens are? Though it’s highly unlikely given the current construct of the time-space continuum, they could be listening to New Wave music at “teen clubs” in 1983!

Earth Dies Burning — Teen Punk on TV
Check out this LA teen synthpunk act and see them blow some minds on the legendary New Wave Theater show!

LA Cool
Life Magazine surveys teen style in the 60s. Cuffed jeans and red socks have never looked cooler.

Chicana Flappers

Take a look back at these Latinas rocking bobs on the beach.

Teenage opens Friday March 21st at the Lammle Noho 7! Catch Executive Producer Jason Schwartzman for a Q&A Friday at the 7:40 Show!