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ethereal_reality Nov 5, 2016 7:49 PM

:previous: oh, so that's what it means.



It looks like it to me Hoss. (in case anyone overlooked it...you can see a glimpse of the Aluminum Awning business in the second slide)

ethereal_reality Nov 5, 2016 8:07 PM

Here's a few more (these are being sold separately) from the 1959 Fun Days in Montebello.

From what I pieced together, I believe the following slides are of the Fun Day beauty contestants having their photographs taken at a studio (possibly Sid's)


Slide #1
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/aMvFS6.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1959-Sexy-Wo...kAAOSwnNBXVEi4

"Taken in Montebello during their Fun Day celebration.
These are Kodachrome dated 1959."

I know she's very pretty, but I can't keep my eyes off that model airplane..;)



Slide #2
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/64KTXD.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Photo-Shoot-...QAAOSwqBJXVEw~




Slide #3
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/aCkXXF.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1959-Sexy-Mo...IAAOSwzJ5XVEfF

:previous: Archery!
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The reason I mentioned Sid's is because of this last slide. (also being sold separately)


"35mm Slide Montebello Princesses Fun Day Sid's Camera/Vogue Theater Kodachrome"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/G5AQZR.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/35mm-Slide-M...EAAOSweXhXmUHB

I'm guessing that's the Vogue Theater on the right---->

p.s.
I'm wonder if the disabled man is Sid? He's kinda' dressed spiffy......like a photographer.
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I just realized I have other slides of the 1959 Montebello Fun Day Parade that I found a couple months ago. (taken from a different spot by a different photographer)
Should I post them now, or would that be too much Montebello for one afternoon?
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FredH Nov 5, 2016 8:11 PM

The Security Pacific Bank Building
 
I was taking a class in real estate finance in the early 1980's.
The professor told a story about the Security Pacific Building.
According to him. the architectural firm brought out a scale
model of the proposed building. The model was aligned the
same as the rest of the new construction on Bunker Hill.
The guy in charge at Security Pacific said that he liked the
design, but it needed one small change. He picked up the model,
gave it a one eighth turn, and put it back down. That is "supposedly"
how the building became lined up the way it is.

Has anyone else ever heard a story like this?

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...pszfctwob9.jpg
www.waynethom.com

ethereal_reality Nov 5, 2016 8:27 PM

:previous:
This starkly rectangular office building, distinctively set on angle to the surrounding street grid, served as the World Headquarters of the Security Pacific National Bank (SPNB) between 1975-1991. The Security Pacific Plaza was one of Los Angeles's largest skyscrapers of the mid-1970s, containing 55 stories and 1.4 million square feet.


(odinthor will like this part about the plants)

The skyscraper's shaft was perched on a 9-story garage containing 2,242 parking spaces. Peter J. Walter (b. 1932), who headed the San Francisco-based landscape architecture firm, SWA Group, worked on the SPNB commission, creating a 3.5-acre plaza set on top of the bank's garage. The SWA Group design consisted of four quadrants of evergreen pear trees, planted in a grid, set around a round, sunken well trimmed by jacaranda trees. The well had four willows planted in semi-circular berms, and a central catch basin (symbolically the state's "pot of gold.") The basin received water dropped from spigots at the end of three linear canals one floor above. The canals separated three of the planted quadrants. On the plaza's north central portion, a 45-foot-tall Alexander Calder sculpture stood, near to the main entrance. SWA also did the stepped hardscaping and semi-circular plantings set around half-circular fountains on the building's northwest and southwest sides. Walker derived the formal, geometrical composition from indigenous Spanish/Mexican precedents.

According to a 1989 article in Process Architecture, "In the arid lands of Mexico and Spain, scarce water must be conserved. Flowers and shrubs are massed in pots. Trees are planted in straight lines, recalling the orchards of the central valley.

Quote:

Originally Posted by FredH
He picked up the model,
gave it a one eighth turn, and put it back down. That is "supposedly"
how the building became lined up the way it is.


FredH, I've always wondered why it was at placed at an angle. I've never heard that story before, but it makes sense.

ethereal_reality Nov 5, 2016 8:39 PM

And while we're downtown.

I don't believe we've seen this photograph of the "Bunker Hill Tunnel" dated 1967.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/Wt8UM1.jpg
Dave Coon / Flickr

"Looks like he's driving out of a giant tuba."

https://www.flickr.com/photos/twolan...1-dQSFMU-wtHqM

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HossC Nov 5, 2016 8:49 PM

Julius Shulman's taking us off to Long Beach for some retail therapy today. This is "Job 192: Wurdeman & Becket, Buffums' (Long Beach, Calif.), 1948".

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

Ladieswear above, menswear below.

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

The last picture also appears to be in the menswear section, although I'm not sure what's in the bottles.

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

All from Getty Research Institute

Here's a reminder of the exterior.

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7494731)


ethereal_reality Nov 5, 2016 8:56 PM

:previous:

Here's the Buffums' Autoport (sorry for the poor quality)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...922/ErD9A1.jpg
http://www.thedepartmentstoremuseum....5/buffums.html


Buffums' recognized the value of convenient parking and in 1941 built a parking garage, known as "Buffums' Autoport."
(note that Buffums' Autoport is written above the entrance)

So where was this garage located....on Pine street? -or a side street

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FredH Nov 5, 2016 8:59 PM

[QUOTE=ethereal_reality;7613414]Glass Negative #2



One of NLA's favorite subjects.....L.A. GAS gas-o-meter.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/vgi93p.jpg
detail

And the building at lower right appears to be the Sperry Flour Company (which still stands!) -minus the two stop floors. -at 1617 E. 7th Street.




This is a screen grab from The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946). John Garfield was down at the L.A. Produce Market looking for work.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...ps9snodkct.jpg
The Postman Always Rings Twice, 1946, MGM

Is that the Sperry Flour building in the background (minus the rooftop signage)?

CityBoyDoug Nov 5, 2016 9:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7613912)
Here's a few more (these are being sold separately) from the 1959 Fun Days in Montebello.

I know she's very pretty, but I can't keep my eyes off that model airplane..;)

Slide #2
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/64KTXD.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Photo-Shoot-...QAAOSwqBJXVEw~


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A new toy for our ER. :);):D:rolleyes:
Wish I had one of these models....way cool.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psxvfbjqi6.jpg
http://yesterdaysairlines.weebly.com/

HossC Nov 5, 2016 9:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7613949)

Here's the Buffums' Autoport (sorry for the poor quality)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...922/ErD9A1.jpg
http://www.thedepartmentstoremuseum....5/buffums.html

Buffums' recognized the value of convenient parking and in 1941 built a parking garage, known as "Buffums' Autoport."
(note that Buffums' Autoport is written above the entrance)

So where was this garage located....on Pine street? -or a side street

The Autoport is still standing. The address seems to be 119-121 West 1st Street in Long Beach. Unfortunately, the Googlemobile can't go past it.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...sAutoport1.jpg
GSV

Here's a better view.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...sAutoport2.jpg
Rick Warren on Flickr

ethereal_reality Nov 5, 2016 10:31 PM

:previous: And it still has the art-deco 'AUTOPORT' sign. Very cool!

( in that newspaper photo I posted I thought the letters were just painted on the building.....this is a pleasant surprise)
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Thanks for the airplane CBD.;)

ethereal_reality Nov 5, 2016 11:32 PM

I didn't know UCLA was located on North Vermont Ave until our recent discussion of the 1927 film 'College'.

Here's something else I didn't know.

UCLA was initially going to be located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/J3H2LA.jpg
http://www.maureenmegowan.com/Pages/...os-verdes.aspx

"A section of 1,000 acres was originally set aside by the planners of the Palos Verdes Project for a University campus. In November 1921 a proposal was made for the relocation of the southern branch of the University of California (which later was renamed UCLA), which was then located on Vermont Ave. in Los Angeles (built in 1914 and home to Los Angeles City College since 1929). The proposal, in addition to the donated 1,000 acres, included other inducements. These inducements included $1,000,000, the construction of a model grammar school and a model high school to be run by the University's Department of Education, a marine biological station and public aquarium, an art museum, a theatre seating 1,500, a boathouse at Portuguese Bend and a football stadium to seat 140,000."

Man, that was some grandiose plan:previous:






http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/0Ewsh4.jpg

This second illustration shows the original Plan for the Palos Verdes Project, then referred to as Palos Verdes Estates, with the large open area in the center
planned for the Southern Branch of the University of California.

Today, the former 'university' site is home to Peninsula High School, the Peninsula Shopping Center, the Avenue of the Peninsula Shopping Center
and a multitude of homes.



http://www.maureenmegowan.com/Pages/...storymain.aspx

unihikid Nov 6, 2016 2:23 AM

My Screenname
 
My old HS was originally called Warren G Harding,but he did some things that made LAUSD change the name to University High since UCLA was right down the street. For the first 20 years or so, Uni was a feeder school for recent graduates from UCLA (hence the name University)...Im not too sure when the name change happened but i bet my last dollar it happened when UCLA moved to Westwood, the school was opened in 1924.

original main building with porch and turret that was damaged and dismantled after the 1933 quake.
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...psl997e7a1.jpg

The famed auditorium that was built in 1934 and then had very little damage during the sylmar quake..they tore it down mainly to build the new aud..but it took over a year to knock it down because it was so structurally sound and the wrecking crew went out of business because of all the time and money it took to knock her down.
http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...psbp3hbxlt.jpg

current view of 11800 Texas Ave.. the lamps in the front we're installed once the aud and gym we're completed..during my time as student body president i tried my best to get them restored..but the plant manager told me the wiring was lost once the new sidewalk was installed. I did however get new lenses for them in the school colors of persimmon and royal blue.

http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...pseepxrxvb.jpg

for the record my sn is UNIversityHIghKID:yes: I truly loved going there and the history that it holds.

ethereal_reality Nov 6, 2016 2:24 AM

'mystery' location.

I just found some intriguing negatives on eBay.

This one especially caught my eye because of the unnamed 'tourist hotel' on the left.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/CiGavd.jpg

Several of the other businesses & buildings are interesting as well.



But best of all is the unique TAXI sign with_ what appears to be a switch on the pole and perhaps a flashing(?) light at the top above the sign. (see mega close-up below;))

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/ysAOur.jpg
detail

I don't believe I've ever seen a taxi sign like this one.

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neg. #1
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...921/5eX9ON.jpg

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PE-Pacific-E...3D112194240955

unihikid Nov 6, 2016 2:26 AM

oh the reason why i brought all of this up was in the Palos Verdes UCLA they mention a High School they would host. Although ambitious they kinda did that with Uni.

ethereal_reality Nov 6, 2016 2:41 AM

:previous: You were Student Body President unihikid? I'm impressed!!




Here's a second 'mystery' location for tonight.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/o77PuU.jpg
eBay

:previous: Could the building on the left be a HOTEL? -the name clearly ends in E L.

(hmmmm...but I just noticed that smaller 'firestone' sign)



neg. #2
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...922/mnN5Sj.jpg

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PE-Pacific-E...3D112194222747

HossC Nov 6, 2016 10:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7614112)

'mystery' location.

I just found some intriguing negatives on eBay.

This one especially caught my eye because of the unnamed 'tourist hotel' on the left.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/CiGavd.jpg

Several of the other businesses & buildings are interesting as well.

But best of all is the unique TAXI sign with_ what appears to be a switch on the pole and perhaps a flashing(?) light at the top above the sign.

I knew the Tourist Hotel looked familiar. It was near the San Pedro Pacific Electric Station on S Harbor Boulevard.

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6883226)

Another streetcar picture from eBay. The seller has this one labeled as San Pedro, 8/1958.

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

Here's a reverse shot from somewhere near the Tourist Hotel. I know it's large, but I didn't want to crop or shrink it. Just right of center is the TAXI sign.

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

BillinGlendaleCA Nov 6, 2016 10:43 AM

I don't remember where I read it(I did read it recently), but there were 3 locations that were under consideration for the new campus for the "Southern Branch"(as UCLA was called then): Pasadena, Burbank, and PV. The Janss Brothers apparently hired out all the livery services in LA and made sure their guy drove the Regents around and made sure they stopped by their property in Westwood(well it was on the way back to Berkeley).

HossC Nov 6, 2016 1:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7612331)

The first pic is the best because there are obvious clues (to the location) on the building next door. (especially Franklin Flower Shop)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/TRdSes.jpg
http://gorillasdontblog.blogspot.com...olf-1950s.html

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7613317)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...924/W2s67a.jpg
LAPL, originally posted by e_r

There's an open space visible at 5527 Figueroa on the 1948 and 1952 aerial views which could by the miniature golf course.

Here's the 1948 aerial view that I couldn't post a couple of days ago due to Photobucket.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...elsonGolf1.jpg
Historic Aerials

BifRayRock posted GSV links, but here's a picture of the Highland Theatre which can be seen on the right of original picture.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...elsonGolf2.jpg
GSV

Tourmaline Nov 6, 2016 6:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BillinGlendaleCA (Post 7614286)
I don't remember where I read it(I did read it recently), but there were 3 locations that were under consideration for the new campus for the "Southern Branch"(as UCLA was called then): Pasadena, Burbank, and PV. The Janss Brothers apparently hired out all the livery services in LA and made sure their guy drove the Regents around and made sure they stopped by their property in Westwood(well it was on the way back to Berkeley).

I am unfamiliar with the Janss' participation in UCLA's eventual Westwood migration. However, as added perspective, the Palos Verde blog states the following: "After considering 17 other sites, UCLA held classes on their new Westwood campus in 1929." http://www.maureenmegowan.com/Pages/...os-verdes.aspx

The same blog suggests the promoter's allegedly shady character significantly weakened PV's chances as the campus location. The blog claims the promoter had a prior bankruptcy and was saddled with accusations of assorted financial wrongdoings. The blog also mentions serious questions regarding property ownership. Who knows, the extra distance from the center of Los Angeles may have also played a big part in any final location decision. Rereading one of Tovangar's posts, the Westwood area probably had a headstart on PV with its nascent infrastructure and development, not to mention, being adjacent to Santa Monica, BH, and Hollywood. http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=11475 Of course, there may be many untold reasons for UCLA's home base. :shrug:

It might be interesting to know about the other "13" locations under consideration.;)




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http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics07/00013354.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics07/00013354.jpg


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