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Tourmaline Jul 12, 2014 4:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Tourmaline (Post 6244058)

1912
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics30/00049512.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics30/00049512.jpg



Unrelated question for those who frequent La Brea at or near Wilshire: I am told that the macadam has a series of parallel cracks for several blocks that strongly resemble the pattern of standard gauge street car tracks. Was there a street car line that ran on La Brea?


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._Pass_1944.jpg

Tourmaline Jul 12, 2014 4:41 AM

?????


1927 - Olga takes a lepard for a stroll on Broadway. (Note "2437")
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics08/00013841.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics08/00013841.jpg




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Art Murray, former Air Corps gunner behind wheel and Edward Kaufman, both of Denver, display an all aluminum coupe type convertible in North Hollywood. It is good for 100 miles per hour, weighs 1500 pounds, rides five inches off ground, has a nine foot wheel base and custom built body around four cylinder jeep engine back of driver's seat. Murray built it himself.
1947
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00112/00112693.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00112/00112693.jpg



Could have sworn we recently viewed the Park View Apartments. In this shot the view would be of a train exhibition at . . . Exposition Park.


1938
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics27/00033066.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/pics27/00033066.jpg


http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics27/00033065.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/pics27/00033065.jpg

HossC Jul 12, 2014 9:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Tourmaline (Post 6651614)

1927 - Olga takes a lepard for a stroll on Broadway. (Note "2437")
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics08/00013841.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics08/00013841.jpg

I've wondered about Olga's story ever since I posted a different picture of her wheeling a leopard down Broadway in the second part of my round-up of Citizens Trust and Savings Banks a few months ago (see post #20784). Now that we have another picture, I thought I'd find a little more information.

The lady's name was Olga Celeste. She was born in Sweden on April 9, 1888, and despite her profession, lived until August 31, 1969. The following biography is from www.findagrave.com.

"Olga Celeste was famous in vaudeville and in the circus for her leopard acts. She performed daily with the Luna Park Zoo in Los Angeles from 1925 to 1931. She was the leopard trainer in the films "Bringing Up Baby" (1938) and "Tarzan and the Leopard Woman" (1946). She was known as Madame Olga Celeste and Princess Olga Celeste."

I also found a recently uploaded video on YouTube called Large cat trainer Olga Celeste celebrates a birthday with leopards in Los Angeles. The stills below are from that video. The first shows a close-up of Olga, and the second shows the party.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...gaCeleste1.jpg
http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...gaCeleste2.jpg
Both images: CriticalPast/YouTube

GaylordWilshire Jul 12, 2014 11:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Tourmaline (Post 6651559)
Anyone recognize the Dellamore? It was evidently somewhere in LA. It has a nice sharpening wheel to sharpen carving knives. Blind mice beware!


http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics18/00018552.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics18/00018552.jpg


https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-A...2520AM.bmp.jpgLAT March 4, 1906


Albert Dellamore was in plumbing and hardware—he built the building in the picture for his store at 839 W Washington (W. J. Little was the contractor)... seems it's a parking lot now. Under the awning you can barely see "A. Dellamore" on the glass.

Tourmaline Jul 12, 2014 4:43 PM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6651698)
The lady's name was Olga Celeste. She was born in Sweden on April 9, 1888, and despite her profession, lived until August 31, 1969. The following biography is from www.findagrave.com.

"Olga Celeste was famous in vaudeville and in the circus for her leopard acts. She performed daily with the Luna Park Zoo in Los Angeles from 1925 to 1931. She was the leopard trainer in the films "Bringing Up Baby" (1938) and "Tarzan and the Leopard Woman" (1946). She was known as Madame Olga Celeste and Princess Olga Celeste."


But try doing this with Parakeets!
http://www.erbzine.com/mag6/olga9.jpghttp://www.erbzine.com/mag6/olga9.jpg


http://www.erbzine.com/mag6/olga5.jpghttp://www.erbzine.com/mag6/olga5.jpg


Bringing Up Baby
http://www.tvweeklynow.com/images/90...0920061730.JPGhttp://www.tvweeklynow.com/images/90...0920061730.JPG

http://margaretperry.org/wp-content/...-and-nissa.pnghttp://margaretperry.org/wp-content/...-and-nissa.png



http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ykDjWEEHIv...600/Scan-7.jpghttp://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ykDjWEEHIv...600/Scan-7.jpg

http://www.erbzine.com/mag6/olga1.jpghttps://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/i...PB7ltvTliIk0k8

Martin Pal Jul 12, 2014 5:10 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6651326)
Hollywood Sports Garden planned for 3rd and Fairfax.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/822/m75b.jpg
http://libraryarchives.metro.net/DPG...g_1938_Dec.pdf

This would have been an art deco lover's dream.
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That article does say: It has not been stated just when the work of construction will be begun.

Will be begun?

By the way E_R, does that PE Dec. 1938 issue say anything about Monkey Island? That's when it opened.

GaylordWilshire Jul 12, 2014 5:44 PM

:previous:

It would have been amazing had it been built. Looks like it was designed with the Pan-Pacific in mind...I thought maybe it was meant to be a more permanent replacement, but then there are these items...

A few items:


https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-3...2520PM.bmp.jpgVariety Jan 18, 1939


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-J...2520PM.bmp.jpghttps://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-B...2520PM.bmp.jpghttps://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-M...more2compl.jpg LAT June 2, 1939


The Sports Garden got quashed, but the Pan-Pacific was allowed to be upgraded with steel supports, permanent seating, and fireproofing.

Martin Pal Jul 12, 2014 5:54 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6649860)
I wonder what the older gentleman is promoting at his card table.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/842/fp23z.jpg
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I have to say, that woman looks decidedly man-ish. Reminds me of a character actor whose name escapes me at the moment.

On the other side of things, I also have to say, at first glance I thought the tall gentleman was wearing high heels.

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Originally Posted by Tourmaline (Post 6651551)
Shriner Circus is in town!

No date (probably late '20s early '30s.)
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00079/00079016.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00079/00079016.jpg


Chuckaluck Jul 12, 2014 7:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Tourmaline (Post 6649760)


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Chuckaluck Jul 12, 2014 7:14 PM

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Originally Posted by FredH (Post 6413905)
I don't think I have enjoyed anything more these last few days than the back-and-forth squabble over the Buicks.
I love 50's cars. But hey! You guys missed my favorite in one of the photos:

https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/73...0/842/yawo.jpg
https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/73...0/842/yawo.jpg

The website claims it is a 1959 or 60 Corvette, but I say it is a '58. What do you think?

By the way, I have auto experience myself. I spent the summer of 1969 working at the Ford engine plant in Cleveland,
building "Cleveland 351" engines. Wired up those distributor caps with the best of 'em too.



Drive safely!

1963
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00112/00112372.jpg http://jpg1.lapl.org/00112/00112372.jpg

Chuckaluck Jul 12, 2014 7:17 PM

"The man in the moon is satisfied - are you? Robert G. Maynard Pasadena"
http://collection.pasadenadigitalhis...2/id/70/rec/18


http://collection.pasadenadigitalhis...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://collection.pasadenadigitalhis...XT=&DMROTATE=0




1924
http://collection.pasadenadigitalhis...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://collection.pasadenadigitalhis...XT=&DMROTATE=0
http://collection.pasadenadigitalhis...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://collection.pasadenadigitalhis...XT=&DMROTATE=0




Moon Roadster was not a So Cal product but Walt D. advertised his in the Times classifieds. (Please do not call after 8PM unless you have cash.)
1928
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/__cGg9FZTtx...400/moonad.jpghttp://3.bp.blogspot.com/__cGg9FZTtx...400/moonad.jpg


http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/d/l225...9H9mqP1Sug.jpghttp://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/d/l225...9H9mqP1Sug.jpghttp://www.shocks2springs.com/assets...rm%20shock.jpghttp://www.shocks2springs.com/assets...rm%20shock.jpg

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/__cGg9FZTtx...2BRoadster.jpghttp://4.bp.blogspot.com/__cGg9FZTtx...2BRoadster.jpg









http://www.oldcarlibrary.com/gallery...g?m=1389237248http://www.oldcarlibrary.com/gallery...g?m=1389237248 http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...postcount=1764



Address unknown, but my gut tells me Florida.
And no, striking similarities with the Corvette :previous: but it is 1955 Cadillac LaSalle prototype http://i.wheelsage.org/pictures/c/ca...cept_car_2.jpg


http://www.cadillacdatabase.org/Dbas...llcrestCad.jpghttp://www.cadillacdatabase.org/Dbas...llcrestCad.jpg

Chuckaluck Jul 12, 2014 7:17 PM

Drought?

Feb 16, 1962
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00112/00112361.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00112/00112361.jpg

jg6544 Jul 12, 2014 8:01 PM


Before the introduction of streamlined, diesel engines on the Chiefs, Santa Fe experimented briefly with a streamlined steam engine such as the one shown here. It was painted baby blue and nicknamed (probably not by Santa Fe) the "Blue Goose".

ethereal_reality Jul 12, 2014 8:14 PM

Do I dare bring up another mimetic milk bottle? :)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/822/kdttt.jpg


Here's the complete double slide.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/850/ug0i9.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/320...0/853/evpb.jpg


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/855/dcyj.jpg


We've seen the dog before on NLA. (but as a record store?)
I'm pretty sure this particular milk bottle is making it's NLA debut. ;)
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ethereal_reality Jul 12, 2014 9:01 PM

I found these large negatives this afternoon on ebay.

I especially like this one because you can see the old court house tower in the distance.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/850/p732.jpg
ebay



wagon team in action!
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/840/ny6v.jpg
ebay

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ethereal_reality Jul 12, 2014 9:25 PM

We've seen the Lockheed Burbank Airport numerous times on NLA.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/820/cx0m.jpg
ebay


But one thing I didn't know, was the massive fire on Feb. 13, 1966.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/822/2g91.jpg
http://wesclark.com/burbank/photos.html


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/822/us6f.jpg
http://wesclark.com/burbank/photos.html



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/834/9y166.jpg
http://wesclark.com/burbank/photos.html

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mdiederi Jul 12, 2014 10:09 PM

Recent article on the continuing saga of restoring the Dutch Chocolate Shop and other Ernest Batchelder tile installations.

http://curbed.com/archives/2014/07/0...vationists.php

FredH Jul 12, 2014 11:53 PM

John Garfield in front of the gasholder located near the Wholesale Produce Market.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...ps7a719e9d.jpg
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946), MGM

Wig-Wag Jul 13, 2014 5:04 AM

Santa Fe Railway Blue Goose
 
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Originally Posted by jg6544 (Post 6652081)
Before the introduction of streamlined, diesel engines on the Chiefs, Santa Fe experimented briefly with a streamlined steam engine such as the one shown here. It was painted baby blue and nicknamed (probably not by Santa Fe) the "Blue Goose".

jg65444, As you correctly noted, the locomotive on display at Exposition Park came to be nicknamed the "Blue Goose". This name originated with the Santa Fe engine and shop crews.

Some additional information: Numbered 3460, she was the first of six 4-6-4 Hudson type locomotives built for the Santa Fe by the Baldwin Locomotive Works of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1937, and the only one to be streamlined. She was sold for scrap on June 14, 1956. Also, only one of the class was preserved for posterity, number 3463 currently on display at Topeka, Kansas.

Cheers,
Jack

Otis Criblecoblis Jul 13, 2014 8:47 AM

Lucian Wilson and The Chocolate Shop
 
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Originally Posted by mdiederi (Post 6652153)
Recent article on the continuing saga of restoring the Dutch Chocolate Shop and other Ernest Batchelder tile installations.

http://curbed.com/archives/2014/07/0...vationists.php

I can't thank you enough for posing this link. It's a superb, well-researched article that not only answers my many questions regarding the status of the Chocolate Shop restoration, but also provides more information about Lucian H Wilson, Batchelder's business partner, than I previously had.

I am interested in Wilson because, as I have mentioned previously in these pages, we now make our home in the house he lived in when the Wilson family moved to Pasadena. We in fact purchased the house from one of his sons. I've been researching Wilson family history, with a special interest in Lucian, who was quite a fascinating man. So I'm quite jazzed to have this new information.


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