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Noir_Noir Apr 24, 2020 5:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8902372)
Here's a closer view of Mercado Plaza at 427 N Main Street (on the corner of Republic Street).

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...cadoPlaza1.jpg
USC Digital Library

We finally got a break from druggists when K Shishima, grocers, appeared in 1939. It was still there in 1942.


Mercado Plaza had another location at 413 N. Main before moving to 427 N. Main from 1939.


In 1942 the proprietor Katsuke Shishima was forced to sell up before he was interned.


Here's an interior shot of the 413 N. Main location. It became a pool and billiards hall when the Mercado Plaza moved to 427 Main St.


https://i.imgur.com/8d4aiTY.jpg
americanhistory.si.edu



A look inside the Mercado Plaza at 427 N.Main St.


https://i.imgur.com/prjJEYe.jpg


Screen capture from a short video in which Katsuke's son Bill talks about his life.

https://vimeo.com/94040698

ethereal_reality Apr 24, 2020 8:02 PM

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Not too long ago I read about a staged fur robbery that had taken place in Los Angeles (back in the 1950s) but was never able to find any details.

I think I finally found the culprit.

.................................................................................................This dude.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/8huF3j.jpg
tim / pinterest

"Furrier to the stars Al Teitelbaum was the owner of Teitelbaum Furs on Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills.
On Dec. 27, 1955, he staged a fake fur heist to get insurance money and later went to jail."


While trying to find additional details about the robbery I happened upon this snapshot of Teitelbaum's Fur Store with an amazingly streamlined car
parked in front of his store.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/OtaAgV.jpg
kustomrama

Do you think that's Teitelbaum's car?..... . .and could that be Teitelbaum standing next to it?.......Is he coordinating the fur heist? ...kidding


Here's the description of the photograph over at Kustomrama

"A photo of the Dan La Lee retractable streamliner that Roger Babler's parents took outside Teitelbaum Furs in Los Angeles in 1939.
They lived in Monticello, Wisconsin, a small village straight south of Madison and were going on a month long honeymoon trip
through the south and west. Photo courtesy of Roger Babler."


At first I confused Dan La Lee with Don Lee.

A comment at Kustomrama says the building in the snapshot is in Hollywood. . .not Rodeo Drive.





oops. I forgot all about the staged fur robbery. :no:
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HossC Apr 24, 2020 8:57 PM

:previous:

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8903329)

A comment at Kustomrama says the building in the snapshot is in Hollywood. . .not Rodeo Drive.

That's Nathan Teitelbaum's fur shop at 6922 Hollywood Boulevard (opposite the Chinese Theatre). Next door at 6926 was Reese Vaughn's Indian and Western store.

There are more pictures of the streamliner car at theoldmotor.com

BDiH Apr 24, 2020 11:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sakhal Nakhash (Post 8193929)

It's been a while since I've posted, but I thought I'd mention that I lived in the old Canterbury Apartments.
In addition to the punk history, Bing Crosby lived there in 1930, and Frank Baum's Ozcot was across the street.

Ava Gardner lived there when she was a contract player for MGM. Mickey Rooney was dating her and if you walked by at the right time of the evening, you could hear them fighting in her kitchen, which faced Yucca Avenue.

Percy Kilbride (Pa Kettle) and Ralf Belmont were hit and killed by an automobile while crossing the street in front of the Canterbury. Belmont died instantly while Kilbride died three months later.

AlvaroLegido Apr 25, 2020 10:13 AM

Malibu 80 years after
 
I tried to find the same view in 2020 on the Google Maps but did not find it. Some noirisher please ?

HossC Apr 25, 2020 11:29 AM

:previous:

Here's the Trancas Restaurant at 30763 Pacific Coast Highway.

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...LATrancas1.jpg
www.pinterest.com

From the Pepperdine Libraries Digital Collections:
"The Trancas Restaurant was built in 1949 after the Malibu Trading Post, on the same location, burned down. Today, there is a Starbucks Coffee shop at this location, which is in western Malibu at Trancas Canyon Road on the Pacific Coast Highway. This postcard [see link] showing the interior patio dining area is likely from the 1960s."
The view below roughly lines up with Godzilla's photo. The Starbucks near the center must be the one mentioned above.

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...LATrancas2.jpg
Google Maps

CityBoyDoug Apr 25, 2020 8:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8903812)
:previous:

Here's the Trancas Restaurant at 30763 Pacific Coast Highway.


The view below roughly lines up with Godzilla's photo. The Starbucks near the center must be the one mentioned above.

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...LATrancas2.jpg
Google Maps

The topography of the area has not changed since the 1940s. The photos may appear different but it all depends on the lens, focal length and the height of the camera from the ground.

Slauson Slim Apr 25, 2020 8:49 PM

https://www.discogs.com/Little-Feat-.../master/119960

From discogs.com

Martin Pal Apr 25, 2020 9:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Slauson Slim (Post 8904121)


^^^

https://img.discogs.com/CHwCi90ABfx2...-1228.jpeg.jpg

ethereal_reality Apr 25, 2020 11:10 PM

I happened upon this photograph on pinterest
There's a good possibliity we have seen it. (on NLA)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/JZGlHZ.jpg
pinterest / originally from LAPL (but I couldn't find it on LAPL)

"Man waiting at hotel entrance. Double-sided sign above door reads "N. Spring Hotel" on one side, and "Spring Hotel" on the other,
the "N" having worn away. This is the hotel entrance on N. Spring Street side to the second floor of the Sentous Building."


My question is:
If a hotel is entirely on the second floor then where is the office?

...Do they have someone sitting on a folding chair in the hallway taking money?


Also...Who's the dude in the photo?
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ethereal_reality Apr 25, 2020 11:42 PM

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Now here's a an interesting RPPC that I saw on eBay.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/oBTWYs.jpg
eBay


and the details
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/UyeVuK.jpg

So when was Roosevelt in Hollywood?





Here's a closer look.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/8gj1sX.jpg

What I thought was bunting, purses and coats is actually a woman lying on the bench.

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ethereal_reality Apr 25, 2020 11:53 PM

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....Here's one more post for this stay-at-home Saturday night.



.....................................................A mystery.

......................Did Grauman's Theater hire Giants as ushers?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/Z7aWGS.jpg
eBay


THE REVERSE
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/th3ZCK.jpg

It looks like the date is Sept. 18, 1945.





Three noirish CHEERS for doctors, nurses and first responders! Thanks for keeping us safe.

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CityBoyDoug Apr 26, 2020 5:20 AM

Three noirish CHEERS for all the Noirishers. I will begin the list:

>>>>>Here: [There're too many great NLA Members, so I'll just mention
er and let it go at that. [Over the many years er always has a kind word for me.]

KevinW Apr 26, 2020 9:53 AM

[QUOTE=CityBoyDoug;8900823]
Quote:

Originally Posted by KevinW (Post 8900573)

It was started by Martin Pal, not me. [April 18, 2020] Martin seems to be a nice guy and a significant contributor to this Form. He has always been kind to the Members.

Hello Kevin our NLA friend, sorry but it was you that made some much needed corrections to the realities of CBD oil. Then you added a brief mention of your TV show. If that was not a self promotion, what was it? Thank you for posting information about CBD. I'm sure the Forum members appreciate it as I do also.

Thank you for the info on where Members can find your TV show. There are thousands of channels now and TV services, its daunting. I remember when TV Guide was great before it split in two.

People are very upset these days and can be easily triggered to anger. I understand.

https://secure.static.meredith.com/c...nmo/1780_l.jpg
TV guide

I have a collection of the Fall Preview Issues of TV Guide dating back to 1975 when I lived in Pasadena for the summer. Kept it up until they stopped issuing the small version and switched to a Time Magazine sized TV Guide. It reminded me too much of the crappy TV guide you'd get with your Sunday paper.

Mainly what I remember about Pasadena in 1975 was when I would take deep breaths in the smog poisoned air, my poor New England lungs would ache.

And I only mentioned my TV show to show I know wtf I'm talking about when it comes to CBD. I've interviewed farmers, manufacturers, even testing facilities. I guess someone who just talks out of his ass wouldn't understand framing a comment with bona fides...

GaylordWilshire Apr 26, 2020 1:17 PM

:previous:

KevinW-- There's one under every bridge.


Random image from the 1909 CD:

https://i.postimg.cc/SscvWLLP/nlaawning-bmp.jpg

Mstimc Apr 26, 2020 1:35 PM

FYI, "Penny Dreadful: City of Angels" premiers tonight on Showtime. Its set in 1930's L.A. and stars Nathan Lane among others. May be worth a watch...

quickstop Apr 26, 2020 3:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8904269)
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....Here's one more post for this stay-at-home Saturday night.



.....................................................A mystery.

......................Did Grauman's Theater hire Giants as ushers?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/Z7aWGS.jpg
eBay


THE REVERSE
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/th3ZCK.jpg

It looks like the date is Sept. 18, 1945.





Three noirish CHEERS for doctors, nurses and first responders! Thanks for keeping us safe.

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That's Lock Martin, later hired to be GORT in the day the earth stood still.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lock_Martin

CityBoyDoug Apr 26, 2020 3:10 PM

Congratulations: Gaylord and Kevin, today you both managed to utter your usual potty mouth snarky comments.

At least er has kind words for me and other Forum members.

Occasionally I make mistakes in my comments...wow big deal. Here on NLA there's a huge squad of Internet Cops who read my every word with great interest. Its very flattering and thank you all.

:angel: :angel: :angel:

GaylordWilshire Apr 26, 2020 4:08 PM

From the LAT, July 7, 1935


https://i.postimg.cc/wx5d3Zqp/westwoodpic-UT.jpghttps://i.postimg.cc/sxPBNmCh/westwoodtext-bmp.jpg



https://i.postimg.cc/g0cfX20F/westwo...recent-bmp.jpg

The building appears to have been undergoing renovations recently....

Scott Charles Apr 26, 2020 11:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by quickstop (Post 8904574)
That's Lock Martin, later hired to be GORT in the day the earth stood still.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lock_Martin

As some of you may remember, I previously posted this photo of Lock Martin and my mother:

https://i.imgur.com/4elS3Ryl.jpg


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