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GaylordWilshire Mar 17, 2016 11:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7374791)
http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original

That model airplane looks slightly out of scale.


Hoss, your Schulman series is great. Really love this TWA office. Turns out it has a cameo--well, barely even that, though I haven't watched the film lately--in "Pickup on South Street"--doubling for NYC:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0...6%2BPM.bmp.jpg

This is a few years after the Schulman shots--the new models of the Constellation-- the Super Constellations--were coming into service. (Btw, I don't remember hearing of "Jerrem's" before.)


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-W...4%2BPM.bmp.jpg

This may have been earlier, but apparently from an LA publication. I think "Transcontinental and Western Air" morphed into the "Trans World Airline" after the war--eventually the plural Trans World Airlines was settled on.

Pics from ScoutingNY

ethereal_reality Mar 17, 2016 11:58 PM

"That's the Lincoln Heights Jail back there. This is the RR bridge that leads in and out of the Cornfield."

:previous: I thought it might be the jail but I wasn't sure. Thanks again M_R.

Here's another pic I just came across on eBay.

1954
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/I19O8E.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/TROLLEY-NEGA...8AAOSwUdlWhCRm

Am I correct in saying, the streetcar above is turning onto..............





this stretch of roadway/track? (that we discussed last week)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/k9EUsM.jpg
posted last week / eBay

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ethereal_reality Mar 18, 2016 12:33 AM

Since we visited the Shrine Auditorium earlier this afternoon, I thought I'd post this intriguing view. (what's with the faux-minaret?)
That's the Shrine in the distance.


[there's a good possibility that this has been posted before]
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/84op65.jpg
https://www.pinterest.com/usceye/usc-history/


At first, I thought the roof-top sign over there on the right------> said P For LAS..................................................................................:previous:

but after I enlarged it I believe it says Phelps....but the second word is cut off :(


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...921/N8VXsU.jpg
detail

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ethereal_reality Mar 18, 2016 1:14 AM

UPDATE:
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7375143)

I just found another great image that relates to my earlier post.

below: The seller dates this original slide 1950.

It's a color view from atop City Hall that shows the different detours.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/zTyVYo.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/TROLLEY-198-...UAAOSwr7ZW5Gqm


detail
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/bVFEsR.jpg

:previous: Isn't this a great view! I love it.






enlargement / I placed an arrow at the Mexico City Cafe.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/d0iCs2.jpg
sorry that it's blurry
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MichaelRyerson Mar 18, 2016 2:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7375143)
"That's the Lincoln Heights Jail back there. This is the RR bridge that leads in and out of the Cornfield."

:previous: I thought it might be the jail but I wasn't sure. Thanks again M_R.

Here's another pic I just came across on eBay.

1954
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/I19O8E.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/TROLLEY-NEGA...8AAOSwUdlWhCRm

Am I correct in saying, the streetcar above is turning onto..............





this stretch of roadway/track? (that we discussed last week)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/k9EUsM.jpg
posted last week / eBay

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Yes, you are. This is Sunset Boulevard and the N. Broadway detour. You can see Bozzani back there on the right. And that's the Villa Cabrini orphanage up on the hill north of Sunset.

HossC Mar 18, 2016 10:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7374825)

'mystery' location.

Does anyone recognize this street corner?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/oTGH1U.jpg
old 2008 file of mine / probably found on eBay

That's the corner of Vermont Avenue and 9th Street (now James M Wood Boulevard). Here's a different view of the same corner. As far as I can tell, the store on the corner was Bear Liquor.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original
www.pacificelectric.org/Alan Weeks Collection

The building is still there, although some of the windows on the 9th Street side have been filled in. Looking at the building records, it appears that the parapet was modified in 1961.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original
GSV

Martin Pal Mar 18, 2016 4:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7375089)
re: Shulman TWA photographs.

While looking at the scale-model in your next photo Hoss, I couldn't help but notice that other thingy.

detail
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/e9JTXx.png

Do my eyes deceive me.....is that a saddle??
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I was wondering what that was myself.
It doesn't look like a saddle to me, but I have no other guess!

Martin Pal Mar 18, 2016 4:26 PM

Mysterious and Murky Monkey Island
 
Thanks for this photo, MR

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7375062)
We've previously established that Monkey Island is shown on Historic Aerial's 1948 image, so it must be behind the trees in the view above.

I believe when E_R first posted about this he described it as "Mysterious Monkey Island."

And so it still is with this photo; so near and yet so far!

MichaelRyerson Mar 18, 2016 4:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7375062)
Here's the progress in 1948. The left/right zig-zag for northbound drivers is still clearly visible as the new roadway edges around the corner, past the future site of Universal Studios. We've previously established that Monkey Island is shown on Historic Aerial's 1948 image (it's roughly dead center here), so it must be behind the trees in the view above.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...8.jpg~original
Historic Aerials

Thanks Hoss, clearly Monkey Island is still there although maybe no longer selling tickets. Love these aerials.

MichaelRyerson Mar 18, 2016 4:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7375815)
Thanks for this photo, MR





I believe when E_R first posted about this he described it as "Mysterious Monkey Island."

And so it still is with this photo; so near and yet so far!

My pleasure Martin. Somebody took their Kodak box to this place. Somebody's got some snapshots in their family scrapbook, dammit.

Earl Boebert Mar 18, 2016 4:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7375801)
I was wondering what that was myself.
It doesn't look like a saddle to me, but I have no other guess!

Definitely a saddle. TWA, like the AT&SF, heavily promoted their vacation routes through the Southwest.

Cheers,

Earl

HossC Mar 18, 2016 9:13 PM

Today we have some exterior and interior Julius Shulman photos of Silverwoods. This is "Job 470: Burke and Kober, Silverwoods (Los Angeles, Calif.),1949".
NB. There are several duplicated images in this set, so I picked a selection.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original

The blade sign on the extreme left is on the Union Oil Building, so this is the Silverwoods at 615 W 7th Street.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original

Now we get a look inside.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...3.jpg~original

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4.jpg~original

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...5.jpg~original

All from Getty Research Institute

I can't see a demolition permit for 615 W 7th Street, so has Silverwoods become the building with louvred windows in the center of this view?

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...6.jpg~original
GSV

ethereal_reality Mar 18, 2016 9:22 PM

From this.......

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/yZENGP.jpg
old file/usc


to this.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/EptrdB.jpg
originally posted by HossC

I imagine the reason Mr. Shulman was hired to take photographs was because of this new facade.

I also think the building there now is the same building. Could the art deco treasures still be intact after two modernizations?

I'd love to find that 'frieze' along the top still intact.


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ethereal_reality Mar 18, 2016 10:25 PM

I noticed there's a survivor in your photograph MR.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/K0Jrxn.jpg
Michael Ryerson Collection


It's a gabled Tudor Revival, now home to Valhalla Motion Pictures.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/CVTGfG.jpg
gsv


I like the two tiny (arched) openings. here's a close-up of one of them.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...922/vUjwc2.jpg
detail / gsv







This plaque is somewhere on the building, but I don't see it in the gsv view.
It must be around back where the people park and enter.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...924/TQoFEl.jpg
https://foursquare.com/v/valhalla-mo...8ac2be3/photos

(have I posted about this plaque before? It seems very familiar)




Here's a view from the Burnham bridge.


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/LPb0VY.jpg
http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/0...d-sighted.html


That 'My Little Pony' billboard caused fans (so called Bronies) to go ape-shit.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...921/biukXw.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...924/NjJrLZ.jpg




There was also some concern about a missing leg. lol

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...922/XT1etS.jpg

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...921/IDTUcW.jpg


Do yourself a favor & go through the rest of the comments. They're hilarious.
http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/0...d-sighted.html

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John Maddox Roberts Mar 18, 2016 11:00 PM

I think that's the wisest use of "Ă„nonymous" I've ever seen.

Martin Pal Mar 19, 2016 12:09 AM

:previous::previous:

In E_R's above photo, can anyone make out what's it says on the hand written
sign attached to the light post? On a couple of occasions a long time ago I had
some reason to walk across that bridge's narrow sidewalk. It's not a particularly
soothing area to walk in, what with the freeway, Cahuenga Blvd. on both sides
of the freeway, Barham Blvd. and the relatively new Universals Studio off-ramp,
which I believe is being closed, or has closed, because they used land up there
for the Harry Potter attraction which opens in April, but it unofficially is open
off and on to tourists right now.

Anyway, I wondered what could be important enough for someone to make a
trek to the bridge and post a sign there. It's enough to make a monkey nervous.

ethereal_reality Mar 19, 2016 12:20 AM

:previous:
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...924/jrWBu4.jpg

This one MP?

:previous:that makes me feel like I've lost my glasses. ;)

ethereal_reality Mar 19, 2016 2:33 AM

'mystery' location.

Is anyone familiar with the YOUR ROOM Cafe?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/WpGjf1.jpg
old 2008 file / possibly eBay*

I thought perhaps this might be National Blvd. because of National Surplus...but I couldn't find any further information.

Love that truck. -and the streetcar is obviously some sort of maintenance car. right HH? or Wig-Wag?

The YOUR ROOM Cafe appears to be in a very cool art deco building. I'm not sure what you call the style of the Dentist building, but I like it a lot too.
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*On 03/19/16 HossC informed me this photograph is from http://www.pacificelectric.org/los-a...and-jefferson/






Thanks for locating the 'mystery' location from yesterday Hoss.

It was interesting to see the corner building in it's present shape.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...922/oTGH1U.jpg


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...921/KKEXm8.jpg
gsv

It looks much more 'noirish' in black & white. ;)



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...924/rWFenZ.jpg
I like this guy standing there with his daily newspaper.

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ethereal_reality Mar 19, 2016 3:23 AM

Here's a tourist snapshot that we haven't seen yet on NLA.


Looking northwest from the southeast corner of Hollywood & Vine.[1948]

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/7LGMJ3.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE1948-...IAAOSwx-9W0cUN

The seller is asking $399.99 for this photograph.




Just for fun, here are a couple enlarged details.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/BC8J0S.jpg

There's the keyhole shaped doorway we all love so much.................................:previous:

The lovely blonde woman is dabbing her nose.....or smelling a carnation? Her friend appears to be quite a looker.




http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/Bo8OUE.jpg

:previous:
The man at extreme left is wearing a 'tank-top' advertising Ken Murray's Blackouts, which was showing just up the street at the Vine Street El Capitan Theater.




-and what's the day's headlines? "NEW BALKANS BLOC PROPOSED BY TITO"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/LOqCco.jpg
detail
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I thought you wouldn't mind seeing this excellent photograph-postcard again.

Ken Murray's Blackouts of 1948 (the same year as the snapshot) at the El Capitan.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/cNln8i.jpg
eBay / http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=9861


More on Ken Murray's Blackouts here:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=9861

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broadwy_central_bldg Mar 19, 2016 5:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7376429)
'mystery' location.

Is anyone familiar with the YOUR ROOM Cafe?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/WpGjf1.jpg
old 2008 file / possibly eBay

I thought perhaps this might be National Blvd. because of National Surplus...but I couldn't find any further information.

Love that truck. -and the streetcar is obviously some sort of maintenance car. right HH? or Wig-Wag?

The YOUR ROOM Cafe appears to be in a very cool art deco building. I'm not sure what you call the style of the Dentist building, but I like it a lot too.

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I love this photo too! I did a little searching in the city directories and found the "Your Room" at 3114 S Vermont, as well as Dr Felcher (the dentist) at 3124 S Vermont. So I think this must be the spot.

Unfortunately the entire block is now occupied by the Jessie L Terry housing project. I don't even want to post a GSV screencap because it's kind of sad; nothing remains.

What I can't figure out is where those streetcar tracks are curving off to-- presently that little street off of Vermont south of 31st is a dead-end. Maybe one of our RR enthusiasts can tell us if this used to be a rail service yard? Could explain the service-looking vehicle...

EDIT: Maybe this is taken from the corner of Vermont and Jefferson (a little south of the addresses) and those tracks are turning on to Jefferson?)


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