1990 Los Angeles Malls Shot in Time-Lapse

Artist Joel Fletcher has some very interesting pieces on his site that you should check out, but I was recently pointed to a video that I can share here. It is time-lapse footage of malls in the Los Angeles area, shot in time-lapse. The 1990s were to me sort of the last hurrah for malls and mall culture, so I find the movie absolutely hypnotic.

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6 thoughts on “1990 Los Angeles Malls Shot in Time-Lapse

  1. McK says:

    Love it. I was probably at the mall every weekend in 1990, playing arcade games and getting one too many Chik-Fil-A samples…

  2. JF says:

    For time lapse,… this seems REALLY slow. I’d like it sped up.

    Does this mean that compared to 1990 we are more hyper nowadays?

  3. BinsentoSan says:

    This was a great find. Being a native Southern Californian, I love seeing pieces like this.

    From Joel Fletcher’s site:

    “The film was shot at multiple malls in 1989 and 1990. Included are the Glendale Galleria, Westside Pavillion, South Bay Mall, Fox Hills Mall, Sherman Oaks Galleria (since demolished and re-done), and a few others.”

    @JF Ptak: Out of the list above, only the Fox Hills Mall is in an area that is historically African American. I believe the Fox Hills Mall food court is show at around 2:00.

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