Orange County and the vehicles that ply its roads

We don’t really need a reminder of how widespread the automobile became in Southern California, especially after World War II. But after flipping through the Flickr stream of the Orange County Archives, it becomes abundantly clear how dependent Southern California became on the automobile so quickly. Many of the scenes in the collection that show […]

“You couldn’t even pay for the headlights…”

We can’t mention all the great trucking noir films like “Sorcerer,” “Hell Drivers,” or “Thieves’ Highway” without also mentioning “They Drive By Night,” the 1940 Bogart film based on “The Long Haul,” a 1938 novel by A.I. Bezzerides. Bezzerides also wrote the 1949 novel “Thieves’ Market” and adapted it for the screen that same year […]