Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Nice Guys Maps of 1970's LA

The Nice Guys, starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, is set in 1970's Los Angeles. If you want to re-familiarize yourself with LA in the '70's before seeing the movie then you should take a look at The Nice Guys Map.

This Google Map takes you on a little tour of some of LA's most famous locations, including the Sunset Strip, the Hollywood Sign and Venice Beach. Each of the featured locations is accompanied by photos from 1977 and 2015. This allows you to directly compare the LA of today with the LA of the 1970's and assess how Los Angeles has changed over the last thirty odd years.

The Google Map itself has been given an appropriate 1970's orange tinge using the Styled Maps feature of the JavaScript Maps API.
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