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cleats Sep 3, 2011 11:40 PM

http://dbase1.lapl.org/images/menus/...1071-cover.jpg

Last add Perino's: several menus on the LAPL webpage

GaylordWilshire Sep 4, 2011 5:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cleats (Post 5399922)

Sadly, the vegetative charm has been stripped from the Amy:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-k...2520PM.bmp.jpgGoogle Street View


And let's not forget ethereal's find from earlier this year:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=2505

all of the trash Sep 4, 2011 8:35 PM

i got nothing to add, just wanted to say this is the best thread on SSP :D really informative and fascinating stuff, thanks guys.

gsjansen Sep 5, 2011 4:31 PM

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Originally Posted by SilentLocations (Post 5399848)
Charlie Chaplin and and film noir? It’s also true. As with my prior post about Harold Lloyd, Chaplin also has a connection to The Turning Point (1952), a noir crime drama where William Holden plays a cynical reporter investigating a corrupt cop.

http://silentlocations.wordpress.com...its-also-true/

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6197/...990b945b17.jpg
Charlie Chaplin and Film Noir by SilentEchoes57, on Flickr

SL! i am digging your site! your investigations into silent filming locations around los angeles is superb! keep up the great work!

i particularly love this screen capture of shemp running east on market street between main and los angeles in soup to nuts. (u.s. hotel on the left, amestoy on the right)

http://silentlocations.files.wordpre...05/image28.jpg
Source: Silentlocations

your comparison of the filming locations of the stooges soup to nuts with Keaton's cops is fabulous!

once again, thank you for your great work!

gsjansen Sep 5, 2011 5:23 PM

a great noirish image looking south west from the San Bernardino Freeway towards downtown 1962

http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics17/00008233.jpg
Source: LAPL

malumot Sep 6, 2011 6:48 AM

Your blog is incredible.

That Aug 19 posting about the AF observation tower is an amazing piece of detective work. (Didn't know it was still up in '24. I think it was removed not long after.)

Olive looks like a pretty wide street. I can only imagine how many pedestrians got off at the top of the Flight, perhaps a bit tipsy, passed by the ornate entrance and were immediately mowed down by cars as they tried to cross Olive.

Perhaps yet ANOTHER Bunker Hill angle....In the early years of the 20th Century it was primarily a pedestrian neighborhood. I'm betting that later on (and certainly by the 50s) the number and the speed of cars made it far less safe for residents.

L.A., after all. Car is King.

http://silentlocations.wordpress.com...noir-its-true/




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Originally Posted by SilentLocations (Post 5401723)
Buster Keaton's early short film Cops (1922), and the early Three Stooges feature film Soup to Nuts (1930) were both filmed near Main Street and Arcadia, within the shadow (or future shadow) of City Hall, completed in 1928.

You can read about it more closely on my blog Silent Locations.


Cam330 Sep 6, 2011 8:45 AM

I am stuck on this website. It is amazing. Noir. Raymond Chandler. Ross Macdonald. Chinatown, the movie and the place. I grew up in the San Fernando Valley during 1946-1963, but I spent a lot of summer time in Boyle Heights where my grandparents lived. They were there from the early 20s through the early 60s. Calvary Cemetery was one block over. I remember the oil derricks, the tunnels, the oil storage tanks by the Brew 102 brewery. I have a life but it is being sucked up by this forum.
Wonderful pictures and posts. You guys are great.

gsjansen Sep 6, 2011 5:21 PM

tending to the garden once again...........................

an authur by the name of Martin Turnbull has written several novels that revolve around the garden of allah. on his web page he has posted the following aerial image of the complex that i had never seen before.

http://www.martinturnbull.com/wp-con...unsetariel.jpg
Source: The Garden of Allah Novels by Martin Turnbull

Fab Fifties Fan Sep 6, 2011 11:22 PM

Sparkly noir
 
Very cool photo by the great Dick Whittington.

Fireworks over Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Undated)
http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/3...eworkslamc.jpg

USC/Dick Whittington Collection

ethereal_reality Sep 7, 2011 4:20 AM

News Stand... Los Angeles.



http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/7...ybodiebail.jpg
lapl or usc

GaylordWilshire Sep 7, 2011 1:36 PM

Bulletin from the Berkeley Square Publicity Department
 
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_RJaHF8q8a...colofulmap.jpgHistoric Map Works

Well, BERKELEY SQUARE: Historic Los Angeles is now complete. I'll add any new information that
comes my way, but all houses have now been covered as have other related stories. Clicking on
the links here will bring you to an overview of the project, with a photo index linking to individual
posts. Hope you enjoy it all. http://berkeleysquarelosangeles.blogspot.com/

malumot Sep 7, 2011 3:17 PM

DAD BAILEY'S.....

What a slice of time that is! Check out the pulp!

Based purely on hairstyles, I'm guessing 40s.

Tried to make sense of headline on that paper to the right-
no luck. Is that a newspaper or the Racing Form?

Wonder how many times Dad said:

"Hey! No reading here!

Either buy it or move along!

Whaddya think this is, a damn library?"


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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5402862)
News Stand... Los Angeles.



http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/7...ybodiebail.jpg
lapl or usc


Fab Fifties Fan Sep 7, 2011 4:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5403072)
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_RJaHF8q8a...colofulmap.jpgHistoric Map Works

Well, BERKELEY SQUARE: Historic Los Angeles is now complete. I'll add any new information that
comes my way, but all houses have now been covered as have other related stories. Clicking on
the links here will brink you to an overview of the project, with a photo index linking to individual
posts. Hope you enjoy it all. http://berkeleysquarelosangeles.blogspot.com/

Absolutely terrific job on the blog GaylordWilshire! I have enjoyed it tremendously since I first found the link on this thread. I certainly appreciate all the hard work and diligence required to author something so thorough. Thank you!!! ~F3

jbange Sep 7, 2011 10:25 PM

1940s Film of Bunker Hill
 
Anyone seen this little jewel yet? It's 6 minutes of B&W 35mm movie film taken from the back of a car driving around bunker hill in 1940.

http://www.archive.org/details/ADriv...ngelesCa.1940s

http://www.archive.org/download/ADri...rHill1940s.gif

I recognize a lot of structures I've seen in pictures here.

EDIT:

YouTube video of 1920's Los Angeles:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAUlD7-sIPM" target="_blank">Video Link

Los Angeles Past Sep 7, 2011 10:44 PM

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Originally Posted by jbange (Post 5403656)
Anyone seen this little jewel yet? It's 6 minutes of B&W 35mm movie film taken from the back of a car driving around bunker hill in 1940.

http://www.archive.org/details/ADriv...ngelesCa.1940s

http://www.archive.org/download/ADri...rHill1940s.gif


It has to be later than 1940. There's a billboard advertising televisions north of Fifth and Flower, and the TV pictured looks much more like one from 1950 than 1940. Also, I see several post-WWII-model cars in the film. I'd be curious what our car expert, F3, can come up with in terms of a date. My own guess is 1948.

-Scott

Fab Fifties Fan Sep 7, 2011 11:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Los Angeles Past (Post 5403684)
It has to be later than 1940. There's a billboard advertising televisions north of Fifth and Flower, and the TV pictured looks much more like one from 1950 than 1940. Also, I see several post-WWII-model cars in the film. I'd be curious what our car expert, F3, can come up with in terms of a date. My own guess is 1948. (Reasons given here.)

-Scott

I think you nailed it Scott. There is a 1949 Buick and a 1949 Studebaker but no cars later than those, so I would say Autumn '48.

Los Angeles Past Sep 7, 2011 11:42 PM

:previous:
Neat! What's that gorgeous car tailgating the camera down Grand? I think my dad had one of those. (At least there's one that has a similar grille as that in our family album.)

GaylordWilshire Sep 8, 2011 12:16 AM

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-v...2520PM.bmp.jpgInternet Archive

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-O...2520PM.bmp.jpgInternet Archive


Phenomenal 6 minutes of film--the most evocative piece of film I've ever seen of the place and the time.
The Minnewaska, the Frontenac, the Lovejoy, the Angels Flight Pharmacy, the Zelda, the Mutual Garage,
the Richfield Buoilding, the library, the California Club--it's all there. The Packard taxi (MUTUAL 1234) and
the Dodge cab with the "RPM" ad on the back, the Lincoln-Zephyr--is that the car your Dad had, Scott,
or was it the '46-'47-'48 Mercury? Ah, and the classic hot-rods-- Amazing, every millimeter.

Los Angeles Past Sep 8, 2011 12:40 AM

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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5403793)

It's the one on the right here. :) I'm also curious about the car on the left. Is that the Packard? Talk about style! ^^

Fab Fifties Fan Sep 8, 2011 1:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Los Angeles Past (Post 5403827)
It's the one on the right here. :) I'm also curious about the car on the left. Is that the Packard? Talk about style! ^^

Totally stylin! That appears to be a '42 Packard Super 8 :tup:


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