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Lorendoc Jun 23, 2018 10:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 8229999)


The Hollywood LAPD station was at 1629 N Cahuenga, the ladies did not have to travel far for this picture :)

John Maddox Roberts Jun 23, 2018 10:03 PM

Could this be a young Dudley Smith?

Handsome Stranger Jun 24, 2018 12:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lorendoc (Post 8231119)
The Hollywood LAPD station was at 1629 N Cahuenga, the ladies did not have to travel far for this picture :)

I'm fascinated by how frequently this little stretch of Cahuenga seems to come up in conversation here. Recently we've had discussions about the Spotlight Room, and Mickey Ward's L.A. Camera Exchange, both of which were on the same block. And the much discussed 1608 Cosmo Street building is just half a street away. There's a lot of history hiding in what looks to the casual observer to be a totally unremarkable chunk of Hollywood.

ethereal_reality Jun 24, 2018 4:29 AM

X MARKS THE SPOT
'mystery' location. [c.1948]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/VID2nj.jpg
EBAY

"X marks where we lived in Los Angeles Calif. 1948."

info. on the back
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...921/8F9Eiq.jpg

I thought it might be a fun to try and figure out where exactly this person lived.





close-up of the lower 1/3 of the photo
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/DyLtZO.jpg
DETAIL

Anyone recognized any of these buildings? -or perhaps the tall hill the photographer is standing on?

(a couple of the buildings looked familiar to me but they didn't pan out)


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ethereal_reality Jun 24, 2018 7:16 AM

I happened upon this pic of the 'Bewitched' house while searching for something completely unrelated.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/EA0Ubd.jpg
bettermost_wyoming

The one and only comment was...

"Yes that's the place! I suppose that's a Purple Martin house at the peak of the roof."

First of all: I've never noticed those holes before. (despite watching 'Bewitched' all thru my childhood)

And 2nd: If I had noticed the holes, I would have thought they were there to let air into the attic.
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What do y'all think...purple wren house or air vents?

THIS IS OF THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE ;)

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HossC Jun 24, 2018 9:27 AM

:previous:

The holes look similar to those I found in pictures of free-standing purple martin houses, but I didn't find any built into gables. My vote is for attic ventilation.

Either way, the holes are no longer there.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...chedHouse1.jpg
GSV

GaylordWilshire Jun 24, 2018 11:25 AM

:previous:


The holes in the gable of 1164 Morning Glory Circle remind me of designer and builder William Mellenthin, who I thought we'd seen more of here at NLA. Famous for his houses in the Valley....


https://s22.postimg.cc/wvfpd55ch/mellenthin1.jpg
https://s22.postimg.cc/mldadxi1t/mellenthin2.jpg
https://s22.postimg.cc/9tz47gqa9/mellenthin3.jpg


He does figure into NLA post 42909

More here

Handsome Stranger Jun 24, 2018 12:37 PM

HossC is correct. The Bewitched house at the Warner Brothers Ranch lot (formerly the Columbia Ranch) indeed no longer has those holes.

BUT!...the holes still exist in the real house that the Bewitched house was based on. (267 18th Street, Santa Monica.)

https://s33.postimg.cc/siybwe7e7/haus.jpg
[source: Bing Maps Streetside]

Maybe someone should hightail it over there, knock on the front door, and demand the current owners explain what the hell those holes are for.

(Yes I'm kidding! About the intrusion, not about the house.)

odinthor Jun 24, 2018 12:50 PM

Interesting, e_r, HossC, GW, Handsome Stranger. Architects seem to have been very bird-minded in the late 1950s.

Here's a pic NLA has seen before of Schloss Odinthor, built in 1957, with odinthor himself, built in 1954, engaged in some nefarious task:

https://s26.postimg.cc/iqinz2rgp/TorsoLo.jpg
gsv

At the peak is . . . what has always been called the Ornamental Bird House:

https://s26.postimg.cc/n0amv4yl5/TorsOrn.jpg
detail of gsv, much enlarged

I've never heard an explanation of this feature, in which birds take a singular lack of interest.

Martin Pal Jun 24, 2018 5:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Handsome Stranger (Post 8231334)
BUT!...the holes still exist in the real house that the Bewitched house was based on. (267 18th Street, Santa Monica.)

http://www.harpiesbizarre.com/mirror...rmirrorzap.gifLink

FYI: The Bewitched house, was originally constructed in late July of 1962 (according to actual Columbia Pictures documentation)
for the TV series "Our Man Higgins" with Stanley Holloway.
http://www.columbiaranch.net/

HossC Jun 24, 2018 7:50 PM

:previous:

According to that picture link, "This [Santa Monica] house is believed to be the one spotted in the 1959 movie Gidget." I found the movie online, and it does appear to be the same house (there's also a brief shot of the intersection).

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...dgetHouse1.jpg
Columbia Pictures

Strangely, when Sally Field starred in the TV series of Gidget in 1965/66, they used 1162 Morning Glory Circle for her house, when the mirrored replica of the one in the movie was right next door.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...dgetHouse2.jpg
www.retroweb.com

JoeW Jun 24, 2018 7:51 PM

Filbert Jewelry
 
Trying to determine the era of J.H. Filbert jewelry. Checked google maps and found approximate location. 4516 or 4510 s. Broadway. Los Angeles. Any thoughts or knowledge would be greatly appreciated.

Lomara Jun 24, 2018 8:11 PM

Scotty and the secret history of Hollywood screening
 
Just spotted this on KCET’s twitter feed. I had never heard of Scotty before seeing the posts about him here in the thread.

"Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood" is the intriguing story of Scotty Bowers, a handsome ex-Marine who landed in Hollywood after World War II and became a confidante to many of Hollywood’s greatest stars. https://t.co/Crf1gBmREb

Trailer:
Video Link


https://www.kcet.org/kcet-cinema-ser...he-summer-kcet

Quote:

Come Out and See ‘Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood’ at the Summer KCET Cinema Series on June 26th

“Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood” will be released in select theaters on June 27 by Greenwich Entertainment. The film’s subject Scotty Bowers and director Matt Tyrnauer will be in attendance for a Q&A session immediately following the screening with host Pete Hammond who can also be seen in KCET’s Must See Movies.
This event is on Tuesday at the Aero in Santa Monica.

Previous posts about Scotty: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...87#post8034687

Martin Pal Jun 24, 2018 8:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8231578)
Strangely, when Sally Field starred in the TV series of Gidget in 1965/66, they used 1162 Morning Glory Circle for her house, when the mirrored replica of the one in the movie was right next door.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...dgetHouse2.jpg
www.retroweb.com

That house above was also Hazel's abode! So for one year Hazel and Gidget were living together!

HossC Jun 24, 2018 8:40 PM

:previous:

For years (1980s/90s) it was Roger Murtaugh's house too.


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Quote:

Originally Posted by JoeW (Post 8231579)

Trying to determine the era of J.H. Filbert jewelry. Checked google maps and found approximate location. 4516 or 4510 s. Broadway. Los Angeles. Any thoughts or knowledge would be greatly appreciated.

I found John H Filbert's jewelry store listed at the following addresses in the City Directories.
NB. This section of Moneta Avenue is now S Broadway, so it looks like he was there from 1921 until at least 1942.

1914-1918 4775½ Moneta Avenue
1920 828 W 7th Street
1921-1926 4510 Moneta Avenue
1927-1942 4510 S Broadway

JoeW Jun 24, 2018 9:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8231603)
:previous



I found John H Filbert's jewelry store listed at the following addresses in the City Directories.
NB. This section of Moneta Avenue is now S Broadway, so it looks like he was there from 1921 until at least 1942.

1914-1918 4775½ Moneta Avenue
1920 828 W 7th Street
1921-1926 4510 Moneta Avenue
1927-1942 4510 S Broadway

Thank you HossC

Martin Pal Jun 24, 2018 9:23 PM

http://hollywood-elsewhere.com/image...8/krakatoa.jpg

I looked up to see when this film opened. Krakatoa, East of Java premiered at the Cinerama Dome on May 14, 1969.

Then I discovered that this photo was taken a week ago! Apparently, Quentin Tarantino is filming "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"
that takes place in 1969 and did some filming there.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dfl2NwvW0AUR4ve.jpg

https://scontent-lax3-1.cdninstagram...99039232_n.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DgC_rMmX4AE3ngJ.jpg

I didn't find any 1969 photos of the Cinerama Dome marquee but there is this one of Sonny & Cher attending the premiere.
(I saw one photo that showed more of the marquee in the upper left hand corner that had the "VA" Of JAVA, but this photo is better.)

https://78.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l...xxeto1_640.jpgTumblr

Links about the filming and where the other above photos came from:
http://thenewbev.com/tarantinos-vaul...1969-makeover/

http://www.indiewire.com/2018/06/cin...ng-1201974493/

https://imgur.com/gallery/buGEejY

CaliNative Jun 25, 2018 5:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8231241)
X MARKS THE SPOT
'mystery' location. [c.1948]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/VID2nj.jpg
EBAY

"X marks where we lived in Los Angeles Calif. 1948."

info. on the back
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...921/8F9Eiq.jpg

Anyone recognized any of these buildings? -or perhaps the tall hill the photographer is standing on?

(a couple of the buildings looked familiar to me but they didn't pan out)


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Rounded low hills and valleys kind of look like near northside area of L.A., perhaps Highland Park, Atwater, El Sereno etc. Beyond that, can't say. Maybe the hill the photographer is standing on is in Elysian Park near where Dodger Stadium is now??

CaliNative Jun 25, 2018 5:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8231578)
:previous:

According to that picture link, "This [Santa Monica] house is believed to be the one spotted in the 1959 movie Gidget." I found the movie online, and it does appear to be the same house (there's also a brief shot of the intersection).

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...dgetHouse1.jpg
Columbia Pictures

Strangely, when Sally Field starred in the TV series of Gidget in 1965/66, they used 1162 Morning Glory Circle for her house, when the mirrored replica of the one in the movie was right next door.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...dgetHouse2.jpg
www.retroweb.com

Anybody have any pics of the "My Three Sons" house? The Douglas family was supposed to be living in Illinois, but it sure looked like a San Fernando Valley ranch house. "Chip" went to No. Hollywood High when I was there. Seemed like an OK guy.

CaliNative Jun 25, 2018 5:23 AM

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