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Times Past: In the swinging '60s, a different kind of rent control

September 27, 2010 |  6:30 am


Times-Past-Swinging-Single Snapshot from the Los Angeles Times' archives: April 2, 1967

Ah, those were the days. According to an article on singles-only housing, you couldn't rent at the South Bay Club Apartments in Torrance unless you were unmarried, 21 to 35 years old and "reasonably attractive."

Little did they know that the singles-living-fun wouldn't last, thanks to changing attitudes -- not to mention anti-discrimination laws.

-- Joan Fantazia

Photos, from top: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times. Bob Chamberlain / Los Angeles Times