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ethereal_reality Oct 4, 2017 5:03 AM

Here's a fun find.

Original 35mm film slide.

Subject: Scene in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles.

Date: early 1940s

Mount/Film Type: Kodachrome film, remounted from glass mount to plastic mount.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/xpzl74.jpg
ebay

It's none other than the Lugo House!

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ethereal_reality Oct 4, 2017 5:11 AM

This is pretty cool too.

ca. 1920's original small antique glass slide stereoview (positive photo on glass plate) by photographer Walter S. Cotton.


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/BDXZxV.jpg
ebay

View of Main Street taken from the Los Angeles Plaza across the street showing vintage automobiles, the Old Plaza Church & the Azteca Jewelery Store.
The glass stereoview is hand written; "By W.S. Cotton" with some photographic information as well.



a closer look. Busy place!
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/923/InDCd4.jpg

Walter S. Cotton was a member of the International Photograph Association and was also the Secretary of the American Branch of the Stereoscopic Society.

tovangar2 Oct 4, 2017 6:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LAsam (Post 7941676)
That Case Study #22, AKA the Stahl House, offers tours to the public. I took one a year or so ago at dusk and it was a great experience. Check out the following website for more info:

http://stahlhouse.com/


...we've all seen it, but I cannot resist linking Julius Schulman's iconic photo of Pierre Koenig's Case Study House #22, as it does't seem to have come up in all the great photos posted.

Flyingwedge Oct 4, 2017 7:26 AM

Not Wanted (1949)
 
Actress Ida Lupino co-wrote and co-produced Not Wanted. She also directed most of the picture
after its credited director, Elmer Clifton, had a heart attack shortly after filming began. Several of
the film's scenes were shot in locations that will be familiar to many NLA readers. Other locations,
some shown below, might be recognized by a smaller circle of noirishers.

The film, about "the woeful problems of a young unwed mother," stars Sally Forrest (in her debut),
Keefe Brasselle, and Leo Penn (Sean and Chris's dad).

Here's Sally Kelton (Forrest) at the end of the opening credits, walking up the north side of 2nd Street
toward Olive, with Hill Street below in the background:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...3.jpg~original

All screencaps by me


Sally notices an unattended baby in a stroller at the bottom of The Argyle. She picks up the baby and starts
to walk off with it, which causes the baby's mother to shriek with fright:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...m.jpg~original


This is an undated but late photo of The Argyle at 2nd and Olive. I think the pole with the red and white parking sign at
the bottom center of the photo is the same one that is to Sally's right where she's holding the baby in the screencap above:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...k.jpg~original

411241 at Huntington Digital Library


Anyway, the mother's shriek gets the attention of a cop across the street in front of the Hotel Northern:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...v.jpg~original


Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6553446)


Sally is arrested for kidnapping the baby. As she sits in a holding cell, the film flashes back to what brought her to the cell.
At age 18 or 19, Sally is tired of living with her bickering parents. She meets lounge piano player Steve Ryan (Penn). After
spending some time together they go to what I'm pretty sure is Fern Dell in Griffith Park (there is a lot of day-for-night
shooting in this film):

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...7.jpg~original


They kiss, and he flicks away his cigarette, which flows down the creek. This is followed by a shot of Sally's mother, lying on
her tear-stained pillow at 4:43 a.m. After Steve leaves town for a gig in Capital City, Sally surprises him by following him
there. On the bus to Capital City she meets Drew Baxter (Brasselle), who works at a Capital City "gaseteria" on a street
that has lamps just like those on Wilshire Boulevard:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...9.jpg~original


Drew helps Sally get a room in a rooming house and a job at the gaseteria. Sally keeps pursuing Steve, who finally tells
her in no uncertain terms that they have no future together. Drew, however, very much wants to have a future with Sally,
and she soon feels the same way about Drew. But right after their first kiss, she passes out. When the doctor examines
her, she finds out she is pregnant with Steve's baby. Scared and confused and without telling Drew, she leaves her Capital
City boarding house, which looks like it may have been on Bunker Hill somewhere:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...z.jpg~original


Sally takes a bus to Watertown. Here she's sitting in Watertown, above 1st and Hill and with the LA Times building in
the background:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...1.jpg~original


While wandering around tired and weak, Sally sees a church across the street . . .

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...p.jpg~original


. . . and collapses in front of it:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...i.jpg~original


Sally next goes to the hospital for unwed mothers. While there, Sally writes to her Capital City landlady, who passes
along Sally's address to Drew. He travels to Watertown, finds the address, learns the truth about Sally, and leaves
broken-hearted. Sally has her baby and gives it up for adoption, but she soon regrets her decision. In her heartache,
she picks up the baby out of the stroller at the bottom of The Argyle, and we return to the present.

Sally meets with the Assistant District Attorney and the mother of the baby Sally was accused of kidnapping. Sally says she
just wanted to hold the baby because it looked like the one she gave up. The baby's mother declines to press charges, and
Sally goes free. As she walks out of the building after the meeting, who do you think is waiting for her? Yes, it's Drew!

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...d.jpg~original


But Sally feels shame and runs from Drew. Here she's running east down 1st Street toward Hill, with The Gladden
at upper right:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...p.jpg~original


This is May 1955, about six years after Not Wanted was filmed:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...e.jpg~original

408184 at Huntington Digital Library


She eyes the stairs next to the Hill Street tunnels north of 1st Street:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...r.jpg~original


This looks south from the stairs. Sally has crossed 1st Street, and Drew has just stepped off the far curb. Because
Drew lost a leg to a mortar shell in WWII, he has a hard time keeping up:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...d.jpg~original


Nonetheless, Drew is able to prevent Sally from throwing herself over the railing:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...m.jpg~original


But she gets away, and the chase continues up the rest of the stairs. That's the old 1st Street Police Station in back:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...j.jpg~original


The chase continues here, wherever this was:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...s.jpg~original


But we end up at the Cornfield Pedestrian Bridge (not the Taylor Yard -- Thanks Ed Workman):

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...p.jpg~original


On account of his leg, Drew can't go much farther:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...0.jpg~original


So how does the movie end?
A) Sally keeps running, again leaving broken-hearted Drew to return to the gaseteria.
B) Drew tries to save Sally from jumping, but in the struggle they both fall from the bridge.
C) Drew's bad leg causes him to lose balance and fall from the bridge.
D) Sally comes to her senses, goes to Drew and embraces him.
E) None of the above.

See for yourself at YouTube!

HossC Oct 4, 2017 2:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7940419)

Here are four 'mystery' Long Beach locations found in a group of slides dated 1949.

Do you think any of these buildings are still standing? Get sleuthing people! :)

Leff's Baby Shop

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/061Nm5.jpg
ebay

Leff's Baby Shop was at 4001 Atlantic Avenue. The Leff's building has either been replaced or heavily modified, but Tuttle's Cameras is still in business next door - they've even retained some of their original signage.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...eachLeffs1.jpg
GSV

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7940419)

Aaron Schultz's Uptown Store was at 4321 Atlantic Avenue. The building is still standing, and the most recent tenant also sold furniture. NB The image below is from 2011 because I wanted the trees without leaves, but the current view is virtually identical.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...onSchultz1.jpg
GSV

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7940419)

I could only find Pastor's Cafe in a 1949 edition of the Long Beach Independent, which gives the address as 5834 Atlantic Avenue. There's nothing there today.

CBD's already located the fourth building, Ricards Restaurant, and posted a "now" picture.

Ed Workman Oct 4, 2017 3:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 7941881)
Actress
Keefe Brasselle, and Leo Penn (Sean and Chris's dad).



But we end up at the Taylor Yard Pedestrian Bridge:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...p.jpg~original



See for yourself at YouTube!


Not Tayor Yard which is a mile or two north and east
Paul Koehler told us the yards , now Cornfield Park, were, from the west Cornfield, The Links, Bullring - oops I think I forgot one, and just around the corner, Midway, now a Gold Line facility

odinthor Oct 4, 2017 3:34 PM

Cutting off the top: Don't do this to palm trees (unless you mean to cut down the rest in short order).

https://s26.postimg.org/n0zkg3um1/Arg_Palm.jpg
detail from pic 3 in Flyingwedge's message 43665

CityBoyDoug Oct 4, 2017 3:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7941875)
...we've all seen it, but I cannot resist linking Julius Schulman's iconic photo of Pierre Koenig's Case Study House #22, as it does't seem to have come up in all the great photos posted.

https://nalatanalata.com/wp-content/...se-Shulman.jpg
https://nalatanalata.com/wp-content/...se-Shulman.jpg HLink

tovangar2 Oct 4, 2017 5:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 7942107)
Cutting off the top: Don't do this to palm trees (unless you mean to cut down the rest in short order).

https://s26.postimg.org/n0zkg3um1/Arg_Palm.jpg
detail from pic 3 in Flyingwedge's message 43665

Maybe the palm died and the dead fronds blew off:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/TT...M=w420-h529-no
gsv, 603 gillette

Not all palms live forever (as Krell58 just pointed out):
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/P6...Q=w552-h519-no
gsv

odinthor Oct 4, 2017 6:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7942280)
Maybe the palm died and the dead fronds blew off:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/TT...M=w420-h529-no
gsv, 603 gillette

Not all palms live forever (as Krell58 just pointed out):
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/P6...Q=w552-h519-no
gsv

Spontaneously-dying palms was a pretty rare occurrence in those days. In the Argyle pic, consider where the mass of leaves for that palm would have been. More likely the person behind the adjoining window in the Argyle didn't like a view of a bunch of palm fronds close-up, or most likely of all the fronds were swishing noisily against the structure in the wind and threatening or causing damage. Then there's the question of Rats. Rats climb up the trunks, live in the foliage mass, and use well-placed fronds as a bridge. Eek!

JeffDiego Oct 4, 2017 8:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 7942422)
Spontaneously-dying palms was a pretty rare occurrence in those days. In the Argyle pic, consider where the mass of leaves for that palm would have been. More likely the person behind the adjoining window in the Argyle didn't like a view of a bunch of palm fronds close-up, or most likely of all the fronds were swishing noisily against the structure in the wind and threatening or causing damage. Then there's the question of Rats. Rats climb up the trunks, live in the foliage mass, and use well-placed fronds as a bridge. Eek!

Your scenario is a possibility, odinthor, but hard to imagine the entire crown of the palm being just been lopped off by a tree-trimmer, leaving an ugly trunk standing. Many here have surely read the recent L.A. Times article about how LA's iconic Palms are slowly fading - and there was plenty of mention of the infamous "Crown Rot" which apparently affects mostly Canary Island Date Palms, causing the crown/fronds to just collapse & fall off. That's what I assumed had happened.

JeffDiego Oct 4, 2017 8:07 PM

"Not Wanted"
 
Absolutely bravura collection of screencaps & photos, Flyingwedge. Thanks.

tovangar2 Oct 4, 2017 9:57 PM

Palm Readers
 
:previous:


And what a cliff-hanger! I can't imagine many of us did not watch the end of "Not Wanted" on Youtube :-)

Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 7942422)
Spontaneously-dying palms was a pretty rare occurrence in those days. In the Argyle pic, consider where the mass of leaves for that palm would have been. More likely the person behind the adjoining window in the Argyle didn't like a view of a bunch of palm fronds close-up, or most likely of all the fronds were swishing noisily against the structure in the wind and threatening or causing damage. Then there's the question of Rats. Rats climb up the trunks, live in the foliage mass, and use well-placed fronds as a bridge. Eek!

I was keeping an eye on a struggling Canary Island Palm at Glendon and Mississippi near where I live. As one can see from the 2011 gvs, hope springs eternal, but then, bizarrely a light aircraft coming out of Santa Monica Airport crashed into it. The tree (apart from the power lines) was the only thing destroyed on the ground. The tree probably saved the English-style cottage and the Egyptian-revival-style bungalow (and any occupants) beyond it:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ad...Y=w452-h501-no
gsv 2011


ETA:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Qz...4=w811-h408-no
laconsevancy e-news

ethereal_reality Oct 4, 2017 10:07 PM

grocery store owner Michi Nishiyama [late 1940s?]

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/yq6XIH.jpg
501 N. Mednik

She is standing in front of her El Cento Grocery store. (everyone in the neighborhood called it Michi's :)) Behind her you can see a portion of the Maravilla Handball Court.

The handball court was built brick-by-brick by East L.A. residents and completed in 1928. (with the El Centro Grocery attached in 1946)

Starting in 1928 , the court was home to the men's-only Maravilla Handball Club. In the late 1940s, Michi and Tommy Nishiyama
began operating the property following Michi's internment at a Japanese relocation camp. (Michi died in 2006)

It is the oldest remaining handball court in the Los Angeles region.
____


1970s?
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/LwP2xy.jpg


today.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/lMFpN8.jpg
gsv

#2
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/uzX8dS.jpg

The all brick handball court is locate on N. Mednik Ave. (at E. Hammel Street)
___



'mystery' location.

This pic is how I found out about the Maraville Handball Court in the first place.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...924/Rk9gE8.jpg
amoeba blog

Eric Brightwell at the amoeblog has it labeled "Maravilla Handball Court" with this brief description...

"In 1923, East Los Angeles neighborhood started the Maravilla Handball club."

So my question is- where was this photograph taken?



re: buildings in the background :previous:

The only building(s) that come close is the Maier & Zobelein Brewery but it wasn't anywhere near the Maravilla area.

(I guess the pic could be the Maravilla handball team at an away game)

as a reminder...here's the brewery
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...922/20n38O.jpg

Does anyone know what was across the street from the brewery?
_

odinthor Oct 4, 2017 10:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JeffDiego (Post 7942519)
Your scenario is a possibility, odinthor, but hard to imagine the entire crown of the palm being just been lopped off by a tree-trimmer, leaving an ugly trunk standing. Many here have surely read the recent L.A. Times article about how LA's iconic Palms are slowly fading - and there was plenty of mention of the infamous "Crown Rot" which apparently affects mostly Canary Island Date Palms, causing the crown/fronds to just collapse & fall off. That's what I assumed had happened.

Certainly, it could have happened. But in 1955, when if I'm not mistaken the Argyle was demolished, it was very much a rarity. Due to my childhood admiration of the many many Canary Island Date Palms in Avalon where my family would vacation, I've had a great interest in them since the late 1950s and despite this and my studies in horticulture did not hear anything about it being a local problem until some time in the 1970s. Crown rot or insane trim, in neither case was anyone in a hurry to remove the ugly trunk.

sopas ej Oct 4, 2017 10:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7942659)



re: buildings in the background:

The only building(s) that come close is the Maier & Zobelein Brewery but it wasn't anywhere near the Maravilla area.

(I guess the pic could be the Maravilla handball team at an away game :shrug:)

as a reminder...here's the brewery
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...922/20n38O.jpg

Does anyone know what was across the street from the brewery?

_

What's also confusing to me is that the caption for the above photo on the LAPL website says this: "Exterior view of the Los Angeles Brewing Co. building, located at the 1920-2026 block of Main Street. It is a very large 3-story brick building with numerous windows throughout. Writing above some of the windows along the right portion of the building reads: 'Los Angeles [illegible] Brew House'...."

That area would be very near the San Antonio Winery on Lamar, south of North Main, east of the LA River...

GaylordWilshire Oct 4, 2017 10:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 7941881)

They kiss, and he flicks away his cigarette, which flows down the creek. This is followed by a shot of Sally's mother, lying on
her tear-stained pillow at 4:43 a.m. After Steve leaves town for a gig in Capital City, Sally surprises him by following him
there. On the bus to Capital City she meets Drew Baxter (Brasselle), who works at a Capital City "gaseteria" on a street
that has lamps just like those on Wilshire Boulevard:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...9.jpg~original



http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...raigOilCo1.jpg



The filling-station scenes in Not Wanted were filmed at the rather spectacular Craig Oil Company at the NWC of Wilshire and Highland (5001 Highland).
It was built in 1946...our own HossC found this great place only a few months ago when he was doing his Julius Shulman series:


Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7863255)
I still can't get my images to show at full size, but they're showing for me at 1024 px wide!


----------------


Although no location is given with this Julius Shulman photoset, the clues are there. It's "Job 031: William Hempel, Craig Oil Company, Service Station, 1946". I've picked five of the nine images.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...raigOilCo1.jpg

A view from the other end shows the tall roadside sign, and another for Signal in the distance.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...raigOilCo2.jpg

This elevated look across the forecourt is also the best look at the interior.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...raigOilCo3.jpg

I wonder who had this view. If you haven't guessed the location yet, we're on Wilshire Boulevard. Next to the "Three Feathers" sign is the 4 Star Theatre at 5112 Wilshire Boulevard. On the far right you can just see Myer Siegel.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...raigOilCo4.jpg

I'll finish with one of the two night shots. The crown-like neon in the background is the "General of America Insurance" sign atop the E Clem Wilson Building.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...raigOilCo5.jpg

All from Getty Research Institute

The Craig Oil Company service station was at 5001 Wilshire Boulevard. By the time the demo permit was issued in 1986, it was owned by the Thrifty Oil Company. You'll now find a 2-story strip mall on the site.


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/QV...E=w252-h647-nohttps://lh3.googleusercontent.com/KZ...4=w283-h647-no

LAT Jan 13, 1946/May 26, 1946

Tourmaline Oct 4, 2017 10:51 PM

Culver City's first dedicated City Hall was originally constructed in 1928. (9770 Culver Blvd., at the corner of Duquesne Ave.) A 3/4 replica of the 1928 city hall's front at its entry opens onto Heritage Park, which occupies the old City Hall footprint. It met its demise in the early 1990s. Was it deconstructed due to quake damage or was it merely that the city outgrew it? :shrug: Are there any images of its interior?


Quote:

This city hall was used in many movies, like Laurel and Hardy’s “County Hospital,” and it served as the police department in the “Hunter” television series.http://www.culvercityhistoricalsocie...c-sites/site1/

Undated construction
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics32/00035815.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/pics32/00035815.jpg


1937
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00097/00097695.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00097/00097695.jpg


1969
http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...0&DMY=0&DMTEXThttp://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...2&DMY=0&DMTEXT
http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...DMY=512&DMTEXThttp://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...DMY=512&DMTEXT http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/compou...3coll2/id/7009



http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...2&DMY=0&DMTEXThttp://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...4&DMY=0&DMTEXT
http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...DMY=512&DMTEXThttp://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...DMY=512&DMTEXT




1969
http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...0&DMY=0&DMTEXThttp://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...2&DMY=0&DMTEXT
http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...DMY=512&DMTEXThttp://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...DMY=512&DMTEXThttp://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/compou...coll2/id/70097

HossC Oct 4, 2017 10:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7942659)

'mystery' location.

This pic is how I found out about the Maraville Handball Court in the first place.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...924/Rk9gE8.jpg
amoeba blog

Eric Brightwell at the amoeblog has it labeled "Maravilla Handball Court", with this brief description...

"In 1923, East Los Angeles neighborhood started the Maravilla Handball club."

So my question is- where was this photograph taken? :previous:


re: buildings in the background:

The only building(s) that come close is the Maier & Zobelein Brewery but it wasn't anywhere near the Maravilla area.

(I guess the pic could be the Maravilla handball team at an away game :shrug:)

as a reminder...here's the brewery
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...922/20n38O.jpg

Does anyone know what was across the street from the brewery?

Quote:

Originally Posted by sopas ej (Post 7942685)

What's also confusing to me is that the caption for the above photo on the LAPL website says this: "Exterior view of the Los Angeles Brewing Co. building, located at the 1920-2026 block of Main Street. It is a very large 3-story brick building with numerous windows throughout. Writing above some of the windows along the right portion of the building reads: 'Los Angeles [illegible] Brew House'...."

That area would be very near the San Antonio Winery on Lamar, south of North Main, east of the LA River...

The second picture posted by e_r shows the Los Angeles (aka Eastside) Brewing Company, which was on N Main Street (east of the river). Some of the buildings are still there. It appears to be the location of the 1923 picture. I posted a much larger version of the 1949 picture below in post #21700.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...CoPanorama.jpg
USC Digital Library

The 1921 Baist shows very little across the street from the brewery, although one building in roughly the right location is marked "Hair Facty".

Flyingwedge Oct 4, 2017 11:03 PM

Early Motion Picture Industry Souvenir
 
I recently found the program for the Picture Player Camera Men's Ball, which was held on January 16, 1914. The location
was Rutherford's Hall, but I couldn't determine where that was (probably downtown LA somewhere):

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...0.jpg~original

HathiTrust


At this time, the word cinematography had not yet come into widespread use. This is page 3 of the program:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...5.jpg~original
Hathitrust

The advertisements are an interesting look at the early film industry in LA, like this one that shows the Bradbury Mansion
at Hill and Court Streets:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...w.jpg~original

Hathitrust


We also see state-of-the-art equipment:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...y.jpg~original
Hathitrust

I know Thomas Ince and Mack Sennett weren't Nazis:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...n.jpg~original

Hathitrust


Several stars took out ads, including Mary Pickford, Fatty Arbuckle, Ford Sterling, Sessue Hayakawa,
Mabel Normand . . . and Charlie Chaplin:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...m.jpg~original
Hathitrust


Have you ever heard of Harold Lockwood? He died of the Spanish Influenza at age 31 in 1918:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...p.jpg~original

Hathitrust


Has anyone seen a film with Edna Maison?

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...s.jpg~original

Hathitrust


You may remember Hobart Bosworth as the Governor in Frank Capra's Lady for a Day (1933):

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...w.jpg~original
Hathitrust

In The Name Above the Title, Capra tells an anecdote about Bosworth during the filming of 1931's Dirigible. Supposedly
at the South Pole, the actors' breath would not show. Capra got the idea to put dry ice in little wire cages and glue them
to the roof of the actors' mouths. The actors' breath showed, but their words were unintelligible. Frustrated, Bosworth
put the cube of dry ice directly on his tongue . . . and fell to the ground "groveling and screaming." Bosworth lost "three
lower back teeth, two uppers, part of his jawbone, and much dead tissue." But his tongue was OK, and he resumed his
acting career.


There are also photos of members of Bosworth, Inc.'s staff. Among them is Elmer Clifton Harris, who, as Elmer Clifton,
is credited as the Director of Not Wanted, the subject of my previous post (thanks Jeff and t2 -- and GW for IDing the
gaseteria and Ed Workman for correcting the location of the bridge!):

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...y.jpg~original

Hathitrust


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