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ethereal_reality May 13, 2018 12:43 AM

re: 1970s Bixby Slough aerial.
Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8185381)
The picture is looking west and the street across the center is S Vermont Avenue, with PCH just showing at the left. I'm not sure if the white building survives, but it might be the New Life Foursquare Church at 25420 S Vermont Avenue, Harbor City.

I think the white building is the Foursquare Church Hoss.

If you looking closely I believe you can see the steeple.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/QocIdw.jpg
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/2xAj6a.jpg

ethereal_reality May 13, 2018 12:58 AM

Hoss' SUNSET & VINE comparison: 1927 (left) - 1941 (right)

IMAGE DISAPPEARED ON ME

What do you think this oddly shaped building is?

It looks like elbow macaroni.

Noir_Noir May 13, 2018 1:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8186178)

I tried to find something noirish relating to Bixby Slough
but only found this item directing me to the newspaper site I DON'T BELONG TO.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/87kERv.jpg

anyone a member that could look this up for me? (aren't you a member GW?) HINT ;)


The OCR text is pretty much ungarbled on that one. :tup:

Quote:

Body Found in Harbor City Brush

The badly decomposed body of a woman was found covered with brush Friday near Bixby Slough, east of Vermont Avenue near Pacific Coast Highway, in Harbor City. The dead woman was later identified as Linda Joyce Nelms 21. of 2409 W. Raymond St., Compton, according to Harbor' Division Detective Chief Lt Art Rotter. Detectives said the body was found shortly after 10 a.m. by a woman who told police she was walking her children to the swimming pool when she noticed a human foot sticking out of the weeds in the area between Vermont Avenue and the slough. Lt. Rotter said Miss Nelms had apparently been dead between two and five days. He said evidence at the scene indicated she had been hauled to the spot in a car. The investigators said the woman's hands had been bound behind her back and there were marks and scratches on her body. Cause of death has not been determined.

ethereal_reality May 13, 2018 1:20 AM

:previous: Thanks for checking Noir Noir & oldstuff. R.I.P LINDA JOYCE HELMS
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'mystery' location (parking lot)

Foto Grupo.SALIDA DE LOS ANGELES 1953

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/sWxNlr.jpg
TODOCOLECCION

obviously this is Hollywood........but which parking lot?





I wonder what the circle sign above the boy's head is advertising?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/0OjykI.jpg

with a little imagination it looks like a thought bubble.

BillinGlendaleCA May 13, 2018 2:03 AM

:previous: I was thinking more of this:
Video Link


ETA: Youtube video link fail, it looks like the text underneath the video works though.

Lorendoc May 13, 2018 4:05 AM

^^^^

https://i.imgur.com/BV8vniP.jpg
GSV

The white building at the left center of the original photo is the Villa Bonita.

Handsome Stranger May 13, 2018 4:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8186218)

Foto Grupo.SALIDA DE LOS ANGELES 1953

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/sWxNlr.jpg
TODOCOLECCION

obviously this is Hollywood........but which parking lot?

Lorendoc beat me to it. That's the Hollywood United Methodist church in the background behind the parking lot booth, so we must be behind the Hollywood Hotel.

ethereal_reality May 13, 2018 4:31 AM

Thanks BillinGlendaleCA, Lorendoc & Handsome Stranger.
I'll have to check out the parking lot that used to be behind the Hollywood Hotel.
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I just happened upon this group of four slides from the Los Angeles Planning Department, circa 1971 & 72.

and guess what...they are ALL 'mystery' locations!



#1
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/hm0525.jpg
EBAY





#2
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/dRddrC.jpg
EBAY





#3
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/zlknDY.jpg
EBAY






#4
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/bodFaI.jpg
EBAY


CLUES
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/M0Ptyb.jpg

Good luck! :)



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Handsome Stranger May 13, 2018 4:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8186335)
I just happened upon this group of four slides from the Los Angeles Planning Department, circa 1971 & 72.

and guess what...they are ALL 'mystery' locations!

Murray's Automotive still stands at roughly 3215 City Terrace Drive (although the googlemobile makes it look as though it has been abandoned). Prospect Park is still nestled in a loop at the end of Echandia Street in Brooklyn Heights. I wouldn't be surprised if the other two photos also show east Los Angeles.

GatoVerde May 13, 2018 5:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8186335)
Thanks BillinGlendaleCA, Lorendoc & Handsome Stranger.
I'll have to check out the parking lot that used to be behind the Hollywood Hotel.
__________________________________________


I just happened upon this group of four slides from the Los Angeles Planning Department, circa 1971 & 72.

and guess what...they are ALL 'mystery' locations!




#2
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/dRddrC.jpg
EBAY






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Lupe's Tortilla's is still there, On Cesar Chavez just east of Mott. The theater building is also standing. It is a famous building, part Anarchist history as the Flores Magón Brothers visited L.A. in during or prior to the Mexican Revolution. That same building also hosted some very famous Punk bands during that heyday too.

Bristolian May 13, 2018 6:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8186178)
I tried to find something noirish relating to Bixby Slough
but only found this item directing me to the newspaper site I DON'T BELONG TO.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/87kERv.jpg

Hardly noirish but an alligator named Reggie once resided there: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reggie_(alligator)

HossC May 13, 2018 10:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8186206)

Hoss' SUNSET & VINE comparison: 1927 (left) - 1941 (right)

What do you think this oddly shaped building is?

It looks like elbow macaroni.

Your image isn't showing up for me, e_r, but I assume that you mean the "C" shaped structure to the left of "Vine" on the 1927 view. I looked through the 1928 CD (the "oddly shaped building" also appears on a 1928 aerial) and found G M McKenzie's auto laundry at 1537 N Vine Street. Do you think that cars went around the curve as they were cleaned? There was also an auto top manufacturer at 1527 N Vine.

HossC May 13, 2018 11:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 8186187)

That's pretty interesting, HossC, thanks! I wouldn't have thought those streets were missing or partly missing. Now I wonder what the impetus was, not only to build Ivar up to Hollywood Blvd., but to have it angle off to the east like that. :shrug:

Cahuenga, south of what's on the 1941 aerial, also angles.

Here's a wider comparison view, this time using an aerial from January 2, 1928 on the left. The aerial on the right is still December 22, 1941. I've marked the unbuilt parts of (L to R) Wilcox Avenue, Cole Avenue, Cahuenga Boulevard and Ivar Avenue on the 1928 image. I think Ivar got its kink because they were joining existing streets south of Sunset Boulevard and north of Hollywood Boulevard. In the top-right corner, Yucca Street gets a slight realignment between Ivar and Vine.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original
mil.library.ucsb.edu/mil.library.ucsb.edu

CityBoyDoug May 13, 2018 3:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8186414)
Here's a wider comparison view, this time using an aerial from January 2, 1928 on the left. The aerial on the right is still December 22, 1941. I've marked the unbuilt parts of (L to R) Wilcox Avenue, Cole Avenue, Cahuenga Boulevard and Ivar Avenue on the 1928 image. I think Ivar got its kink because they were joining existing streets south of Sunset Boulevard and north of Hollywood Boulevard. In the top-right corner, Yucca Street gets a slight realignment between Ivar and Vine.

Thanks for your work Hoss. Those realignments wiped out a lot of homes and property which of course cost the city millions of dollars in compensation.

Ed Workman May 13, 2018 4:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lorendoc (Post 8186324)
^^^^

https://i.imgur.com/BV8vniP.jpg
GSV

The white building at the left center of the original photo is the Villa Bonita.

The building at center bottom appears to be a Gehry, after his chain link phase:)

Noir_Noir May 13, 2018 8:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8186178)
i tried to find something noirish relating to bixby slough

Authorities Bust Gang In Bixby Slough!



Planning the operation!

https://i.imgur.com/n7auzTj.jpg



The round-up!

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


The Desperados!

https://i.imgur.com/v1G4QKv.jpg



The Punishment!

https://i.imgur.com/a8tBuj9.jpg


Crime doesn't pay!

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


The 1951 Bixby Slough Investigation -

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/re...oll44/id/77736

Martin Pal May 14, 2018 12:20 AM

I am pretty sure this photo has not been previously posted on NLA, but it would help if you could search "USO" or "U.S.O." along with "Hollywood!"

Noirishers may recall this fantastic kodachrome photo E_R posted:


Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7082323)
Here's another spectacular Kodachrome slide of Hollywood Boulevard in the 1940s.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/908/J77gbE.jpgeBay

:previous: note U.S.O. Club banner, "One Door South."
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:previous: There's also a small sign with an arrow on the lamp post that says "U.S.O. First Door."

This Hollywood U.S.O. opened on February 2, 1942, which was eight months prior to the opening of the Hollywood Canteen, 1451 N. Cahuenga Blvd., just South of Sunset Blvd., and the Hollywood U.S.O. relocated eight months after the Canteen opened, to it's second location.

Here's a 1943 photo of the above building. The first Hollywood U.S.O. moved in June, 1943, and it appears this photo was taken after that, as the U.S.O. signs in the color photo are gone.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7083265)
Corner of Hollyood Blvd. and Cahuenga, dated 1943.

http://hollywoodphotographs.com/photos/lrg/HB-243.jpgHollywood Photographs
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NoirCityDame posted this 1935 photo of that building from the opposite direction and you can see the door entrance for the U.S.O. She noted that the U.S.O. was on the second floor. (Probably why they moved.) She had later posted some interior shots of the place, but photobucket deleted most of her photos.

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...EXDC1UMMBA.jpg


This is the photo I believe is new to NLA. It's of the Hollywood U.S.O. at it's new location on Cahuenga Blvd.

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...XBX5QD2MTN.jpgCalifornia State Library

The info at the link indicates it was a postcard photo. Date listed as [194-?].

It does not include an address. If am correct in assuming this, it is 1531 Cahuenga Blvd. The current GSV image has one story buildings at this address, though they may not be the same one as in the photo. If you "photo search" the photo I don't find it appearing anywhere else, either.

ethereal_reality May 14, 2018 12:46 AM

1971
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/hm0525.jpg
ebay
Quote:

Originally Posted by Handsome Stranger (Post 8186340)
:previous: Murray's Automotive still stands at roughly 3215 City Terrace Drive (although the googlemobile makes it look as though it has been abandoned). Prospect Park is still nestled in a loop at the end of Echandia Street in Brooklyn Heights. I wouldn't be surprised if the other two photos also show east Los Angeles.

Thank you Handsome Stranger. I don't believe I would have been able to find this one.


Heeeeere's Murray's

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/U7FDAe.jpg
GSV




But I wasn't able to locate the old wooden garage in the foreground of the slide.

THIS ONE
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/9szzJz.jpg
detail





You can pretty much figure out where it was located by looking at this aerial (Murray's has the red star)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/tyNdL5.jpg

What do you think.....is that about right?







oh, and one more thing:

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/2...924/knm1AO.jpg





I thought I'd point out this nearby attractive building.

3209 Dobinson St. [built 1912] RENOVATED 1930

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/YEsc3f.jpg
GSV



Here it is in relation to Murray's Automotive.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/Td3CZ2.jpg

ethereal_reality May 14, 2018 1:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8186406)
Your image isn't showing up for me, e_r.

Is anyone else having problems seeing my images?

Scott Charles May 14, 2018 1:33 AM

I can see all of your pictures, ER, except for the one in this post:

https://i.imgur.com/JQhkI6J.jpg

I think Image Shack may have deleted your image. The image link from your post...

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/MP9QTD.jpg

... is broken.


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