Panorama Market back parking lot with new construction of Automatic Car Wash & Service Station. Circa 1940’s.
Fred Astaire’s Blue Valley Ranch in Chatsworth, California
N.W. corner of Whitsett and Victory Blvd. September 10th 1942.
Alexander’s Grocery Store and Love's Wood Pit Barbecue at Valley Plaza Circa 1965
North Van Nuys Shopping Center. Van Nuys, Ca.
  • Iron Eyes Cody – The Crying Indian

    If the man above doesn't look familiar, take a look at this: This PSA, made on Earth Day, 1971, stars a man once dubbed "America's Favorite Indian;" Iron Eyes Cody. The final image of a single tear being shed has made its way across numerous platforms, reaching...

  • Nudie Cohn – The Rhinestone Cowboy

      There's a special corner of the Valley Relics Museum dedicated to a man of unique talent and taste. A man well-known to local history buffs, classic country music fans, and lovers of vintage fashion. A man known to the world as Nudie Cohn. If you...

  • Valley Relics Early History: Scandals of the 1920s

    Anyone looking up the history of LA in the 1920s will uncover incredible scandals, from C. C. Julian the get-rich-quick oil speculator, to “Sister” Aimee Semple McPherson, a Christian evangelist who faked her own kidnapping in order to spend time with a boyfriend. The San Fernando...

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Tommy Gelinas

Tommy Gelinas was Born in Burbank California and was raised in Sepulveda, Porter Ranch and later in Van Nuys before settling in Sherman Oaks California where he and his wife have raised their 4 children. Tommy’s fascination with the history of the San Fernando Valley begun at a very young age. He began collecting artifacts from our valley’s past...

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