Looff Hippodrome

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The Looff Hippodrome, home to the iconic carousel on the Santa Monica Pier, will commemorate its centennial exactly 100 years to the day since Charles Looff opened the doors on June 12, 1916. We hear about the history and architecture of the building, which has been a backdrop for many films and some very lively parties, and the movement to save the pier from being torn down in the 1970's.