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Sad news for Westside shutterbugs. After 58 years in Westwood Village, Bel-Air Camera closed its doors right before Christmas, LA Observed reports.

The store was sold just five months ago to NY-based Willoughby's Camera store, which packed up the shop on December 23rd. Bel-Air Camera first debuted in 1957 in Westwood's historic Holmby Clocktower building and eventually relocated to the corner of Gayley and Kinross Avenues, notes the local news site, and its owners later helped a relative open local camera chain Samy's.

Bel-Air Camera

10925 Kinross, Los Angeles, CA 90024 (310) 208-5150