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GaylordWilshire Mar 31, 2014 12:13 PM

:previous:

Thanks for transcribing that, Prophet.


Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6519130)
1905
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/824/nncb.jpgebay

As most of you NLA'ers know...Prospect Avenue became none other than Hollywood Boulevard.
Pretty cool postcard huh. Anyone recognize these houses? (perhaps we've discussed them before)

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The one closest is the famous and still-extant (if buried) Janes House. It was supposedly a model house for a subdivision going in. (See this post, this one, and this one.)


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Originally Posted by Hollywood Graham (Post 6519158)
Just to I.D. some things on these photos. The officer is probably driving a 49-51 Ford with a Federal Q Siren mounted on the right front fender. “Q” sirens would almost drain the 6 volt battery of life when using it which would hinder performance of the car. It was controlled by the horn ring on the steering wheel. It had a brake on the siren because it would keep running for a long time when the electricity was cut off. Kind of the Cadillac of Sirens and still is. The piece of paper in the glove box is a “Hot Sheet” which listed license plates of cars that were stolen. The plate number was listed in a column by the first number. This made it easy for the officer to find. The “Hot Sheet” was renewed everyday. The revolver is a break down and is old for that time, probably purchased to commit his suicide.

Great detail, HG. Not to put too fine a point on it, but the cop car would be a '49--the knobs on the '50 Ford's window cranks were different, and the cranks on the '51 were different altogether.

HossC Mar 31, 2014 1:17 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6519115)
Here's an interesting postcard,

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/850/ao5i.jpg
ebay

..but an address wasn't included. :(

Several sources (including the City Directories) give the address of the Swedish Baptist Pacific Home as 3845 Fletcher Drive. Here is the building in 1948.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...shBaptist1.jpg
Historic Aerials

The building survived the construction of the Glendale Freeway, and even had additions by 1980. The cut off parts of Fletcher Drive and the original routing of Verdugo Road south of the freeway seem to have been used for parking for several years.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...shBaptist2.jpg
Historic Aerials

Google Earth shows the current building there by 1994. It's now the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...shBaptist3.jpg
Google Maps

ethereal_reality Mar 31, 2014 2:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 6519545)
The one closest is the famous and still-extant (if buried) Janes House. It was supposedly a model house for a subdivision going in. (See this post, this one, and this one.)

I was in a hurry when I posted the Prospect Avenue postcard. I'm embarrassed that I didn't recognize the Janes House.
It was one of my favorite conversations on NLA.
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Good sleuthing on the Swedish Pacific Home HossC.

oldstuff Mar 31, 2014 2:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tourmaline (Post 6518601)
I don't get out much. When will this be available via DVD or pay-per-view?


Nicely done! (If you keep this up I may start to doubt many of the other photos I see on the interweb!)

This is great! It is also the only view I have seen with a close up of the shops at the Chinese Theater. My neighbor ran a curio/jewelry store at the Chinese for many years (20's to sometime in the 50's) I have never seen any view of the shops, other than this one. I don't know which side of the theater the shop was on. My neighbor died in the 70's so I can't ask her.
Does anyone have any other close pictures of any of the shops?

oldstuff Mar 31, 2014 2:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 6519545)
:previous:

Thanks for transcribing that, Prophet.




The one closest is the famous and still-extant (if buried) Janes House. It was supposedly a model house for a subdivision going in. (See this post, this one, and this one.)




Great detail, HG. Not to put too fine a point on it, but the cop car would be a '49--the knobs on the '50 Ford's window cranks were different, and the cranks on the '51 were different altogether.

RE: the handles on the 49 Ford. :You car folks, how about the door handle? This may be strange, but my dad rigged an old Ford door handle to open our garage. I always wondered what year the handle was but then I saw the one on the inside the door in the photo which is exactly the same. Were they the same for a number of years? Incidentally, the door handle is still on the garage and the mechanism is working perfectly after 60 years of being there (and not on the Ford))

GaylordWilshire Mar 31, 2014 3:10 PM

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How about taking a pic, oldstuff? The '49 had a window crank with a chrome knob or an solid plastic one; the '50's chrome was the same, but the knob was ivory plastic with a silver center. (The '51-'56 Fords used different interior handles with concentric rings, sort of Deco.... Things were changed again for '57....)


Speaking of cars, I don't remember seeing this particular incarnation of Hillcrest Cadillac in Beverly Hills--with all the script signage:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-0...2520AM.bmp.jpgCadillac Database


And before Cadillac, there was Lincoln: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...st#post6175285

Godzilla Mar 31, 2014 3:14 PM

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Originally Posted by oldstuff (Post 6519677)
This is great! It is also the only view I have seen with a close up of the shops at the Chinese Theater. My neighbor ran a curio/jewelry store at the Chinese for many years (20's to sometime in the 50's) I have never seen any view of the shops, other than this one. I don't know which side of the theater the shop was on. My neighbor died in the 70's so I can't ask her.
Does anyone have any other close pictures of any of the shops?



In the beginning. Lickters for curios?

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...id/2303/rec/15


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0





Exhibition of "Hell's Angels" (1930) Pay no attention to the airplane.

http://jpg2.lapl.org/theater3/00015760.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/theater3/00015760.jpg


http://jpg1.lapl.org/00077/00077689.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00077/00077689.jpg


July '29 Box Office Holdup
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00076/00076438.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00076/00076438.jpg



1939 Soda Fountain - Radlick's ???
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics33/00066202.jpghttp://jpg3.lapl.org/pics33/00066202.jpg



1946 - Poggi's
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics50/00044983.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/pics50/00044983.jpg

GaylordWilshire Mar 31, 2014 4:27 PM

http://i.imgur.com/8btq4ph.jpg?1?1479
LAT Dec 7, 1912


Back to the vicinity of Third and Vermont once again-- I came across this Times story on former L.A. mayor Henry T. Hazard's estate once at 255 S. New Hampshire--Hazard owned a lot of land hereabouts, perhaps as much as 80 acres at one time. What interested me about these pictures is that somewhere on the thread were posted some mystery photos of what seems to me may have been of this house and garden, but that were never identified. I've looked back, to no avail. Anyone remember? Can anyone find photos anywhere?


https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-8...2520AM.bmp.jpghttps://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-g...2520PM.bmp.jpg

1910 and 1914 Baist atlas maps, 1921 below


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-W...2520PM.bmp.jpg

Maps from Historic Map Works

ethereal_reality Mar 31, 2014 6:26 PM

:previous: Interesting (and a fine looking house). It doesn't look familiar to me. (but as you know, my memory is shot ;))



11th & Georgia Street, circa 1953
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/855/bsij.jpg
ebay

Can anyone read the sign on the apartment building?






11th & Georgia today
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...0/849/qisz.jpg
google_earth
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ethereal_reality Mar 31, 2014 6:40 PM

I know we've seen the Lankershim Hotel, but have we seen the Lankershim Flats?


Northwest corner Broadway & Seventh
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/20/fhsk.jpg
historicallosangeles (in all honesty,I forgot to write down where I found this)

ethereal_reality Mar 31, 2014 6:55 PM

blue smog

1958
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/534/s65h.jpg
ebay

ethereal_reality Mar 31, 2014 7:03 PM

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/28/pwis.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...0/703/9tpc.jpgebay



the building today
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/35/nbht.jpg
GSV



more info. on The Branding Room
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/18/hynf.jpg

ethereal_reality Mar 31, 2014 7:18 PM

Los Angeles Herald, February 27, 1910
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...90/59/u79l.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/856/hi3j.jpg
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/




http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/513/2mj5.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...90/62/zvl7.jpg
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/

Flyingwedge Mar 31, 2014 7:19 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6520011)
I know we've seen the Lankershim Hotel, but have we seen the Lankershim Flats?


Northwest corner Broadway & Seventh
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/20/fhsk.jpg
historicallosangeles (in all honesty,I forgot to write down where I found this)

You may have found it in Los Angeles, the Old and the New (J. E. Scott, 1911): http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?i...iew=1up;seq=58

I don't believe we've seen Lankershim Flats here before -- thanks for posting this!

CityBoyDoug Mar 31, 2014 7:36 PM

Naughty or art?
 
Lili St Cyr...pronounced ''sincere''....was a Minneapolis gal who brought a little NOIR after dark excitement to Los Angeles after WW II.

Lili and her attorney Jerry Giesler....discuss her undies in a court room. Were her panties a bit too see-through or were they just artistic? I'd have to see them up close for a technical and scientific determination. Her ad below says they're ''perfect for street wear''.
Lili was of course acquitted and lived until 80 years old.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lili_St._Cyr

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...pse718e9b3.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psdc61b932.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psd3ed58d4.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps92a18f6f.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps7246b427.jpg

oldstuff Mar 31, 2014 8:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Godzilla (Post 6519698)
In the beginning. Lickters for curios?

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...id/2303/rec/15


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0





Exhibition of "Hell's Angels" (1930) Pay no attention to the airplane.

http://jpg2.lapl.org/theater3/00015760.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/theater3/00015760.jpg


http://jpg1.lapl.org/00077/00077689.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00077/00077689.jpg


July '29 Box Office Holdup
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00076/00076438.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00076/00076438.jpg



1939 Soda Fountain - Radlick's ???
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics33/00066202.jpghttp://jpg3.lapl.org/pics33/00066202.jpg



1946 - Poggi's
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics50/00044983.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/pics50/00044983.jpg

WOW. I have never seen any this close. I wish I knew the name that the shop went by. I just Googled Lichter's and found that Mr Lichter was a tobacconist, hence " a Puff from Hollywood" in neon at the top of the arch. Maybe their store was on the other side where we can't see the name.Their name was Fields. I do know that they sold "curios" and jewelry. The Census has his occupation as the proprietor of a curio shop and when they built their house in 1926, they included a big safe in the basement to store the jewelry which they would bring home and lock up at night rather than leaving it at the store. Mrs Fields did not drive and the house has a little house in the rear that was the chauffer's quarters. After her husband died, she would have the chauffer bring her and the jewelry home after work. They were sort of neighborhood legends.

Before coming to California, in about 1924 or so, they had a curio shop in Atlantic city where they sold "Mexican Curios". Initially they lived and had a shop in Long Beach before moving to Burbank and working at Grauman's


Thanks for all the pictures.

HossC Mar 31, 2014 8:35 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6519987)

11th & Georgia Street, circa 1953
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/855/bsij.jpg
ebay

Can anyone read the sign on the apartment building?

I think it's the Dorothy Apts which were at 911 11th Place. I haven't found any better pictures, but I believe this one shows the front. The intersection in the picture above is just above the apartments in the picture below.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...orothyApts.jpg
Detail of picture in USC Digital Library

Here's an aerial from 1952 - the year before the streetcar picture.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...rothyApts2.jpg
Historic Aerials

ethereal_reality Mar 31, 2014 8:54 PM

:previous: Cool.


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Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 6520077)
You may have found it in Los Angeles, the Old and the New (J. E. Scott, 1911): http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?i...iew=1up;seq=58

I don't believe we've seen Lankershim Flats here before -- thanks for posting this!

That is where I found it FW. I believe you had posted the link in one of your posts and I went exploring. :)

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ethereal_reality Mar 31, 2014 9:24 PM

Faux Derby

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/541/o7ro.jpg
ebay

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/856/r9ug.jpg

This was planned for the former site of the Laemmle Building, home to
CoCo Tree / Melody Lane / Hody's / Howard Johnsons...did I miss any?

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Those Who Squirm! Mar 31, 2014 9:43 PM

The large Victorian (Edwardian?) on the right is the Janes House, which still exists if memory serves, standing opposite where Cherokee Avenue T-bones into the Boulevard. According to Yelp, until recently some sort of nightclub or lounge was being operated there.


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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6519130)
1905
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/824/nncb.jpgebay

As most of you NLA'ers know...Prospect Avenue became none other than Hollywood Boulevard.
Pretty cool postcard huh. Anyone recognize these houses? (perhaps we've discussed them before)

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