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CaliNative Dec 5, 2019 9:10 PM

[QUOTE=odinthor;8767850]On Poodle-Dog Restaurants, and/or their locations:

136 N. Spring was the well-known grocer Jevne's original location:

https://i.postimg.cc/qB249jtC/PoodleLAT5-12-07.jpg
LA Times 5/12/1907, via ProQuest, via CSULB Library

A little about the building:

https://i.postimg.cc/FzN8tbqj/PoodleHer11-16-04.jpg
LA Herald 11/16/1904

There seems to have been a Poodle Dog eatery on E. 1st St., the cook of which had a canine adventure:

https://i.postimg.cc/m2Jxk9FG/PoodleLAT8-28-10.jpg
LA Times 8/28/1910, via ProQuest, via CSULB Library

The New Poodle Dog Restaurant opened just in time for New Year's 1911 . . .


^^^
Naming a restaurant "Poodle Dog" might have been part of the problem. The French don't eat dogs (some cultures do), but still... Even worse, if they named if after a horse. Some French & Belgians do eat equines.

Lwize Dec 5, 2019 9:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 8767733)

Huh. I guess Wikipedia can be flawed at times. They still show Poodle Dog at 156 N. Spring, not 136.

:)

Only took seven years... ;)

FredH Dec 5, 2019 10:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ScottyB (Post 8767302)
Can't believe this is No. Hollywood. Streets too steep, large mountains too close. Maybe Sierra Madre or Altadena. Was there a Safeway in Sierra Madre?

https://i.imgur.com/0LZAiKI.jpg



ScottyB:

The Tucker was supposedly brought in for a paint job (don't do it) from Madman Muntz's car lot. From reading up on Muntz (interesting guy), it seems that his car lot was located in Glendale. Does anywhere around Glendale fit the bill for this photo?

BillinGlendaleCA Dec 5, 2019 10:26 PM

[QUOTE=CaliNative;8768012]
Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 8767850)
^^^
Naming a restaurant "Poodle Dog" might have been part of the problem. The French don't eat dogs (some cultures do), but still... Even worse, if they named if after a horse. Some French & Belgians do eat equines.

I hope they didn't name it after the poodle dog bush either, that's a nasty one. The poodle dog bush is a plant that grows in the decade after an area has burned in a brush fire, contact with the skin is similar to poison oak or poison ivy. Something to know about and avoid when hiking in the local mountains.

CityBoyDoug Dec 5, 2019 11:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CaliNative (Post 8766986)
^^^
Do you think they fired the engineer? Must have been drinking or sleeping. Or maybe the brakes went out?

If I recall correctly, the engineer left the engine running, as they do and forgot to put the brake on.

I don't know what was the policy as to firing for error. I would imagine they were lenient if no lives were lost.

CaliNative Dec 6, 2019 11:25 AM

Marineland & P.O.P.
 
Any old pics of Marineland & Pacific Ocean Park ("POP")? Went to those places a lot as a kid, especially POP. Going over the hill from the sweltering Valley where I lived to the cool, sometimes cold Santa Monica/Venice summer air was my initiation into the microclimates of the L.A. area. POP had a really old fashioned Coney Island feel. I liked POP better than Marineland. The porpoise & whale shows got tiresome after a while. The rides and arcade games at POP were more fun to a kid under 10. I also remember riding in a bubble tram ride over to an "island" they built a fair distance from the pier. Once after going to POP we made the fairly short walk over to "Muscle Beach" where the male & female athletes put on quite a show of strength & acrobatics. Another time we walked over to the Venice canals which back in the early 1960s were pretty run down but still kind of fun to walk.

ethereal_reality Dec 6, 2019 4:20 PM

In my mystery post from yesterday, I should have included an image that shows the strip along the bottom.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/AruLxC.jpg
eBay

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/skiSTe.jpg

Putnam Photo.,....223 N. Spring, Cor. Temple St.





And here's a closer look at the tower (and two tall chimeys) in the distance....As you can see the tower appears to have an open-air cupola.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...921/Vbz3l9.jpg
detail / top left corner

I'd wager a guess that the building is a school. (even though I don't see a BELL in the cupola)




And here is that large house on the hill on the opposite side of the photograph.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/3AbWGf.jpg
detail / top right

Is the vertical line directly above (and behind) the house one of those tall electrical masts that were placed around the city?
..or is it simply an error in the print? :shrug:


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riichkay Dec 6, 2019 7:42 PM

More mid-century mayhem, as before these are from the L.A. Examiner archives....


https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...pslqmuasjb.jpg

Man trapped under a Pacific Electric freight car in Gardena 8-7-51....John C. Heldt Jr., victim.



https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...psqslqilqw.jpg



https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...psglfdj85j.jpg



https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...ps2k5nmwtl.jpg

Dr. (Chiropractor) Emilio Abitia (left), of 675 S. Vermont at the San Pedro Detective Bureau on 9/15/51....Abitia was questioned in the abortion death of Patricia Colbert, 22....the procedure allegedly conducted by Abitia in his offices at 1245 S. Avalon Blvd., Wilmington.



https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...pstzt1czbr.jpg

Stabbing (motel at 2683 W. 9th St.), 11/27/53....fight between Mr. & Mrs. William Walker....


https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...psw5u9aeur.jpg

Mrs. Walker



https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...psysjzenxt.jpg

Felony bookmaking, April 12, 1951. Ann Gardella (alias Ann Stark)



https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...pszip8wlch.jpg

Carbon Monoxide suicide (in the alley behind 8161 W. 3rd Street), 02 October 1951. Body of E.B Dubain.



https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...psildsl8x1.jpg

Venice Beach Death, 14 May 1954. Unidentified body pulled from surf.; Caption slip reads: "Photographer: Gaze. Date: 1954-05-14. Reporter: Sandusky. Assignment: Venice Beach death. Investigators and others stand beside body of man (not yet identified) pulled from the surf behind the breakwater of the old Venice Pier by a passerby (Nathaniel Smith, visiting from Sacramento). Detective Stewart Jones said the man appeared to have been shot through the head. Suicide question -- or...."



https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...ps0dyhwjra.jpg

Accident, July 17, 1951. Accident at Gateway and Barrington; Ruth Frabasillio.


https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...pstqsko4gp.jpg


https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...pshkfrzyh6.jpg
GSV



https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...psx62jou1g.jpg

Burglar shot at 15th and Los Angeles, May 30, 1951. Unidentified burglar being taken from building where cops shot him.



https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...pswf4da4cp.jpg

Church yard murder, 11 May 1961....body of unidentified person found in parking lot at 48th and McKinley.


https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...ps6jzbi9mi.jpg


https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...psodwuv3iv.jpg
GSV



https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...psoatwugsl.jpg

Walter Wanger, film producer, checking into jail following conviction 6/4/52.... atty Jerry Giesler to his left....

The following is extracted from the book On Sunset Boulevard (1998, p. 431) by Ed Sikov:

In 1951, producer Walter Wanger discovered that his wife, Joan Bennett, was having an affair with the agent Jennings Lang. Their encounters were brief and frequent. When Lang and Bennett weren't meeting clandestinely at vacation spots like New Orleans and the West Indies, they were back in L.A. enjoying weekday quickies at a Beverly Hills apartment otherwise occupied by one of Lang's underlings at the agency. When Wanger found proof of the affair, he did what any crazed cuckold would do: he shot Lang in the balls.

ethereal_reality Dec 7, 2019 12:03 AM

Excellent post riichkay!

We covered the Wanger - Bennett - Jennings 'love triangle' in the early days of NLA.

"As for Walter Wanger shooting Jennings Lang in the balls and in the process pretty much killing Joan Bennett's career." ..GM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5114967)

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics17/00028171.jpgLAPL http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics17/00028171.jpg
Picture it: 1951. Joan--Jennings--Walter


Speaking of guns and groins--gs, you've reminded me of one of my favorite Hollywood stories: Walter Wanger shooting agent Jennings Lang in the nether regions after suspecting him of wooing Mrs. Wanger--a Lang client, and none other than Miss Joan Bennett. (I once worked with a great editor in NY who happened to be the youngest daughter of the Wangers. Naturally I never brought up the shooting--but she did have tales of a glamorous life in a Wallace Neff house in Holmby Hills, and of flying back and forth between LA and NY on TWA Super Constellations. No bragging--just True Tales of a Hollywood childhood. She was--and I assume still is--funny and down to earth, and she looked alot like Joan, too--very beautiful.) Details of the unmentioned-to-the-daughter incident here: http://www.opossumsal.com/Christmas/...t/Bennett.html


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-s...2520AM.bmp.jpghttp://books.google.com/books?id=H0o...page&q&f=false
Joan at home in Holmby Hills. (More pics at link above.)


http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics17/00028170.jpgLAPL http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics17/00028170.jpg
Lang recovering at Midway Hospital. (That's Mrs. Lang--not to be unkind, but one can sort of understand the
allurements of Miss Bennett.)


http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics17/00028168.jpgLAPL http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics17/00028168.jpg
Mrs. Lang leaving the hospital after a visit, accompanied by Miss Jane Wyman.

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CityBoyDoug Dec 7, 2019 2:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by riichkay (Post 8769021)
More mid-century mayhem, as before these are from the L.A. Examiner archives....



The following is extracted from the book On Sunset Boulevard (1998, p. 431) by Ed Sikov:

In 1951, producer Walter Wanger discovered that his wife, Joan Bennett, was having an affair with the agent Jennings Lang. Their encounters were brief and frequent. When Lang and Bennett weren't meeting clandestinely at vacation spots like New Orleans and the West Indies, they were back in L.A. enjoying weekday quickies at a Beverly Hills apartment otherwise occupied by one of Lang's underlings at the agency. When Wanger found proof of the affair, he did what any crazed cuckold would do: he shot Lang in the balls.

Yep, that's the way it rolled in LA of the 1950s. Thanks for posting the raw photos.

Tune of the era...>>>>

https://youtu.be/vtyVrvQRPc0

ethereal_reality Dec 7, 2019 5:22 AM

.............................................................EUREKA!

That fine line that rises above the house on the hill is an early electric light mast!

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/3AbWGf.jpg
detail from HERE





The house (and mast) are visible in a photograph taken at The Plaza in the 1890s. [link to the complete photo is below image]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/TLqNVH.jpg
detail / USC

I know that we have discussed this mast on NLA. (but I wasn't able to locate the old posts)




The lighting mast is even illustrated on this 1889 map.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/5a3CXq.jpg
waterandpower...............................................................................................for search purposes: William Workman property and vineyard, Boyle Height


Of course this doesn't solve the location of my 'mystery' eBay photograph.

You can see the mystery photo (again) ...HERE




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ethereal_reality Dec 7, 2019 5:58 AM

Just so you don't think I'm beating just one dead horse, here's another mystery.


The date is 1954 and the place is Cathedral Films.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/gw9d57.jpg
eBay


oops.I was wrong. There is an address. 140 Hollywood Way, Burbank

I've never heard of Cathedral Films before..... It sounds all religiousy. :diablo:


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ethereal_reality Dec 7, 2019 6:05 AM

Here's one more slide for tonight.

Original Slide, "Walt Disney Productions" Studio Building - Burbank CA - 1954

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/Tnh1eE.jpg
eBay

I don't recall seeing this particular Disney gate before. Do you think it's a side gate or a film crew entrance? :shrug:

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Martin Pal Dec 7, 2019 9:05 PM

:previous:

Don't have the answer to your question, but I found this other photo of the same building. It's not dated. The car could be a clue as to the date.

https://farm2.static.flickr.com/1940...f264f074_b.jpgWilliam Bird/Flickr

HossC Dec 7, 2019 9:38 PM

:previous:

I think this is the Disney building. It's still standing on the western side of the Disney Studios block on S Buena Vista Street.

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...yBuilding1.jpg
GSV

The entrance is now about 40 yards to the south, but you can see where it used to be in this 1944 aerial. I've arrowed the building.

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...yBuilding2.jpg
mil.library.ucsb.edu

ethereal_reality Dec 7, 2019 10:50 PM

:previous:

Thanks for locating the building Martin Pal and HossC. ...I'm a bit surprise it's still there.


Look at the size of Warner Bros. Studios, and then compare it to the size of Walt Disney Studios.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/CjdNie.jpg

It looks like it would take six (or more) Walt Disney Studios to fill up the same area as Warner Bros.

I had no idea there was such a difference. (in 1944)

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HossC Dec 7, 2019 11:03 PM

:previous:

According to Wikipedia, Disney only made five movies featuring elements of live action in the '40s, so they didn't need all the sound stages and outside lots.

ethereal_reality Dec 7, 2019 11:13 PM

That's interesting, Hoss.

The humongous sound stages at Warner's take up 3/4th of their space.


Here's the Warner Bros.' sign in 1954.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/SN2vV5.jpg
eBay

By the way, this slide was taken by the same person that took the photograph of the gate building.


"Combining Good Citizenship With Good Picture Making." ....Well that's a mouthful....No doubt to placate McCarthyism. :no:

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CityBoyDoug Dec 8, 2019 1:02 PM

https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...psglfdj85j.jpg
photobucket

Posted by riichkay

I wonder if this guy survived after this ordeal? They've jacked up the box and the wheel of the train...note the chain on the wheel truck [called a bogie in the UK]. They've also placed a wood plank under the wheel. Was he hitching a free ride?

They've got a doctor, two ambulance attendants and some cops on the scene. Sad situation.

mrfredmertz Dec 9, 2019 5:08 AM

Correct me if I am wrong, but didn't the Wanger/Bennett/Lang story, especially the part about the junior exec at the agency loaning Lang the key to his flat lead Billy Wilder to write "The Apartment?"


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