This video from the 1940s gives you a nice tour, including going inside the original Von’s on Olympic Blvd. Another interesting stop is a drive-through shoe repair business! Here’s the full list of locations visited:

Olvera Street – City Hall – Union Station – Hotel Rosslyn – Hotel Clark, The Biltmore Hotel, Town House Hotel, Ambassador Hotel – May Company – La Brea Tar Pits – Farmers Market – Ralphs – Von’s Olympic – interior grocery market – grocer with fruit – Van de Kamps – shoe drive-in repair – drive-in fast food – Aimee Semple McPherson Temple – palm trees – Echo Park Lake – Griffith Park Planetarium / Observatory – tennis – harbor San Pedro or Long Beach – San Diego county building – Hotel San Diego – Hotel Grand – cities – travel – landmarks