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Martin Pal Jun 29, 2018 6:02 PM

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At my first glance, I didn't think the location of this photo is where it actually is:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4525/2...22b380f0_b.jpg
Link

It's Hollywood & Highland, facing West toward the Chinese Theatre.
Roosevelt Hotel in the distance on the left. Hollywood Hotel to the right.
The Dean Martin/Jerry Lewis film "At War with the Army" is playing at the Paramount Theatre.
(Part of the "7 Seas" blade sign can be seen above the theater marquee.)

The Chinese Theatre, whose spires can be seen over the P.E. Red Car, was playing a
double feature that day, Fox's technicolor "Call Me Mister" starring Betty Grable and Dan
Dailey, and a Bowery Boys entry titled "Bowery Battalion."
http://graumanschinese.org/1951.html

Date: Sunday, February 11, 1951. The neon Gruen Watch Time sign says it is 2:20 p.m.

Martin Pal Jun 29, 2018 6:03 PM

:previous:

Speaking of the 7 Seas at 6904 Hollywood Blvd. (NLA doesn't like searching "7 Seas"...)
here are two nightclub folder photos from there.

The first was taken December 6, 1943:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4574/2...f0b94520_z.jpg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4462/2...38073b90_z.jpg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4550/2...f936ece2_z.jpg
Flickr


The second was taken May 4, 1946

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4572/2...029d73a9_z.jpg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4522/2...aa28605b_z.jpg
Flickr

Martin Pal Jun 29, 2018 9:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6159518)
Bob Brooks' 7 Seas.
[...]
I was hoping to locate a vintage exterior photograph, but most cameras at the time were aimed across the street to Grauman's Chinese Theater.
_______________________________________________________________


Here's a photo c. 1950 of "7 Seas" in Hollywood.
At first I was thinking this might not be on Hollywood Blvd., but the street number
over the door is correct for the 6904 Hollywood Blvd. address.

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00106/00106067.jpgLAPL

FYI: LAPL's photo collection site has this notice on it today:

PLEASE NOTE: This site will soon be replaced by our new Digital Collections site - TESSA, at tessa.lapl.org. We encourage you to try it now.

GaylordWilshire Jun 29, 2018 10:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 8237240)
.
At my first glance, I didn't think the location of this photo is where it actually is:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4525/2...22b380f0_b.jpg
Link

Date: Sunday, February 11, 1951. The neon Gruen Watch Time sign says it is 2:20 p.m.


Just a great image--always great to see pics of this vintage that include the great Chrysler Corp bathtub models of the '40s.... I can see no fewer than five in this shot, all up
front. The two on the left--looks a Plymouth turning. Next to the streetcar is a Chrysler--at right are another Plymouth and a couple of DeSoto cabs i front of the Hollywood Hotel....

Some were made here:

https://s22.postimg.cc/8z8y4bd0h/chryslercoplantla.jpg
Allpar

I think we've seen views of the plant here on NLA before...it was at Slauson & Eastern.

HossC Jun 29, 2018 11:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 8237242)

Speaking of the 7 Seas at 6904 Hollywood Blvd. (NLA doesn't like searching "7 Seas"...)

7 Seas has had a couple of previous mentions:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=15051
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=15052
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=29633

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 8237555)

FYI: LAPL's photo collection site has this notice on it today:

PLEASE NOTE: This site will soon be replaced by our new Digital Collections site - TESSA, at tessa.lapl.org. We encourage you to try it now.

I noticed that message a week or two ago. The new system displays the images in a zoomable format much like USCDL and others, but so far they're still only 800px wide at 100%. Hopefully, LAPL will replace them with higher resolution scans in the future - I know that they have many images I'd love to be able to enlarge. On the down side, I like the way that the current system displays results in (reverse) chronological order, and I'm not sure you can do that with the new system.

Flyingwedge Jun 30, 2018 1:11 AM

1975 W. Washington Blvd.
 
There was a discussion at NLA about Father Divine and a related home in Beverly Hills on pages 1975 and 1976.

Another Divine-related home was one of his "Heavens" at 1975 W. Washington Blvd., which was built in 1907 for Frank Eckley,
secretary of the Inglewood Park Cemetery Association:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...pspptillsa.jpg

February 3, 1907, Los Angeles Herald @ CDNC


Inglewood founder Daniel Freeman's daughter Grace married a Charles Howland, so perhaps that's her referred to below:

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

November 1, 1907, Los Angeles Herald @ CDNC


Here is 1975 W. Washington, on the NE corner of Ardmore, on the 1907 Sanborn Map. Back then, Ardmore was known
as Lenox. The 10-foot-wide alley at the top was apparently meant to access the lot to the east of the Eckley home:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...pswdcdxpyz.jpg

ProQuest via LAPL


The 1921 Sanborn Map shows the home's exterior is about the same:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...psppbvkwzn.jpg

ProQuest via LAPL


You can see 1975 W. Washington at left in this view looking east on Washington in 1926, the year before a fire escape
was added just north of the chimney:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...psdzir7fsc.jpg

00068466 @ LAPL


Here we get a good look at the house in 1935, when it was one of Father Divine's "Heavens." The information with the photo
alludes to another "Heaven" at 4011 Compton Avenue, but that building looks to have been torn down:

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

Islandora/UCLA – LA Daily News Negatives


I bet the chimney damage happened in the 1933 Long Beach Earthquake:

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



Eventually the Magyar Athletic Club came to own 1975 W. Washington, and they built an addition to the home in 1949-50:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...pszqawczec.jpg

LADBS


The 1950 Sanborn was up-to-date with that addition:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...pskgs2wfwr.jpg

ProQuest via LAPL


It appears not much has changed at 1975 W. Washington since 1950:

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

Dec 2017 GSV


This is the Ardmore side of 1975 W. Washington, with the chimney cut off at the roof line:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...pssmxgmj36.jpg

March 2015 GSV


It seems that the lot to the east of 1975 W. Washington has never been built on, other than a parking lot. This view suggests
that Eckley owned the lot when he built his home next door:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...psmkn3zcuw.jpg

Google Aerial

CityBoyDoug Jun 30, 2018 3:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 8236666)
primopian

The Revival lasted from 1906 till 1931. Hardly a brief event in time....in fact its still happening in 2018 Los Angeles....although in a more reduced form.

~.

Lorendoc Jun 30, 2018 5:42 AM

Ansel Adams/oil derricks
 
The LAPL has 9 or 10 Ansel Adams photos of oil derricks in or near Los Angeles, including our favorite one in the middle of La Cienega. He also took photos of oil derricks at the Sunnyside Cemetery in Long Beach.

The two most interesting images feature a striking juxtaposition of oil derricks and an imposing Italianate civic building (school? post office? apartment?). I may well be wrong, but I don't remember seeing these here before. Does anyone recognize this building?

https://i.imgur.com/jOtageC.jpg
LAPL

https://i.imgur.com/O3Nc4f9.jpg
LAPL

ethereal_reality Jun 30, 2018 6:27 AM

Excellent post on Father Divine and one of his "Heavens" at 1975 W. Washington Blvd. Flyingwedge. very interesting.


FATHER DIVINE AND MOTHER DIVINE CELEBRATE 7TH ANNIVERSARY IN LOS ANGELES

"The 7th Anniversary of the Holy Marriage of FATHER DIVINE to his spotless virgin bride was honored by many followers, friends and guests
as they gathered together on Sunday, November 1, 1953 A.D.F.D., to enjoy a review Celebration of the Marriage feast at 3528 West Adams Blvd. in Los Angeles, California."


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/QXVweR.jpg
libertynet

3528 West Adams Blvd., taken the day of the anniversary party.





"Group in the Chapel of the mansion."

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/PNqQE9.jpg
libertynet

"Throughout the year, such Reviews and Celebrations are commemorated and revered, world wide. In these latter days, the meek and the righteous of the earth
are called to this great ingathering of the people,just as it was foretold in the Scriptures and is being fulfilled this day and dispensation A.D.F.D."


It was at this point that it dawned on me that the 'guests of honor' were not present. (Huh!?)



I thought this was Mother Divine (Edna Rose Ritchings) standing by the GRIFT gift table.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/oQtlOY.jpg
libertynet

But the photo is captioned: "Photo of Miss Happy Word at the head of the Banquet Table."

So who is this Miss Happy Word :shrug: ....someone other than Mother Divine?





One last look inside 3528 West Adams Blvd.

"Holy Communion table ready to be served."

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/vlwoAD.jpg
libertynet

I surmise the two portraits hanging on the bookcases stood-in for the real deal.

(if Father Divine had been in attendance...he no doubt would have been featured in practically every photograph)

_

If you would like, you can compare Miss Happy Word with images of Mother Divine (Edna Rose Ritchings) HERE

John Maddox Roberts Jun 30, 2018 6:47 AM

These pictures are interesting in their multiracial aspect, not something you would expect to see from this time period.

ethereal_reality Jun 30, 2018 9:35 AM

1953 Kodachrome slide
 
I don't recall ever seeing the Forest Lawn Museum before. I think I would have remembered because it reminds me of something.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/yMZm2h.jpg
ebay

Just for fun...can anyone tell me what building in Munich this reminds me of?

It's almost as if the architect intentionally copied it.

__

ethereal_reality Jun 30, 2018 9:48 AM

This bit of ephemera is kinda' fun.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/xkkmYD.jpg
old file / ebay

I tried...but wasn't able to find any more information on it.

_

GaylordWilshire Jun 30, 2018 11:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8237929)
I don't recall ever seeing the Forest Lawn Museum before. I think I would have remembered because it reminds me of something.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/yMZm2h.jpg
ebay

Just for fun...can anyone tell me what building in Munich this reminds me of?

It's almost as if the architect intentionally copied it.


The Munich building is a knockoff of the Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence... the Somethinghalle was built by Mad King Ludwig's grandfather, who was into architecture himself. Presumably the Forest Lawn version was inspired by the original too. (Art history class memories.)


PS Here's a view of the LdeiL, with a nice backside view of (a copy of) David:
https://s22.postimg.cc/rb4nikk9d/loggiadeilanzi.jpg

GaylordWilshire Jun 30, 2018 11:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8237893)
Excellent post on Father Divine and one of his "Heavens" at 1975 W. Washington Blvd. Flyingwedge. very interesting.


FATHER DIVINE AND MOTHER DIVINE CELEBRATE 7TH ANNIVERSARY IN LOS ANGELES

"The 7th Anniversary of the Holy Marriage of FATHER DIVINE to his spotless virgin bride was honored by many followers, friends and guests
as they gathered together on Sunday, November 1, 1953 A.D.F.D., to enjoy a review Celebration of the Marriage feast at 3528 West Adams Blvd. in Los Angeles, California."


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/QXVweR.jpg
libertynet

3528 West Adams Blvd., taken the day of the anniversary party.]



Don't know if the image below was taken during Father Divine's time at the Brunswig house, but I wouldn't be surprised. (Love the "Grift Table" comment btw.)


https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-l...2520PM.bmp.jpg


From this NLA post:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=22086


A few other priors:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1177

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=16142

Noir_Noir Jun 30, 2018 12:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8237932)
This bit of ephemera is kinda' fun.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/xkkmYD.jpg
old file / ebay

I tried...but wasn't able to find any more information on it.

_

No pictures ... but the overall winner was Bill Griffith. This report lines up with the finals having been held on August 5th 1939 as per the flyer.

https://i.imgur.com/ZVrSFyA.jpg
cdnc.ucr.edu - La Habra Star - Aug 11 1939


Bill made the trip to Akron but was somewhat hampered -

https://i.imgur.com/773HKXn.jpg
Google Books

:(

A brief glimpse of Bill and his car at 2min:43sec in this video -

Video Link



A ten year old whippersnapper, Clifford Hardesty from White Plains, NY scooped the four year year college scholarship in Akron.

HossC Jun 30, 2018 12:55 PM

:previous:

A few more mentions of the soap box races at Stocker Avenue in the newspapers of 1938/39. Sadly, none of these articles came with pictures either.

San Bernardino Sun, August 3, 1938

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...LASoapBox1.jpg
California Digital Newspaper Collection

The Corona Daily Independent, July 31, 1939

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...LASoapBox2.jpg
newspaperarchive.com

The Bakersfield Californian, August 5, 1939

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...LASoapBox3.jpg
newspaperarchive.com

Lojack Jun 30, 2018 6:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8237637)
7 Seas has had a couple of previous mentions:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=15051
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=15052
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=29633



I noticed that message a week or two ago. The new system displays the images in a zoomable format much like USCDL and others, but so far they're still only 800px wide at 100%. Hopefully, LAPL will replace them with higher resolution scans in the future - I know that they have many images I'd love to be able to enlarge. On the down side, I like the way that the current system displays results in (reverse) chronological order, and I'm not sure you can do that with the new system.

Here's a little history write up of the 7 Seas at
Tiki Room Central. Sounds like it was a great place to go spend a night out in its heyday.

Ed Workman Jun 30, 2018 10:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 8237240)
.
At my first glance, I didn't think the location of this photo is where it actually is:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4525/2...22b380f0_b.jpg
Link

It's Hollywood & Highland, facing West toward the Chinese Theatre.
Roosevelt Hotel in the distance on the left. Hollywood Hotel to the right.
The Dean Martin/Jerry Lewis film "At War with the Army" is playing at the Paramount Theatre.
(Part of the "7 Seas" blade sign can be seen above the theater marquee.)

The Chinese Theatre, whose spires can be seen over the P.E. Red Car, was playing a
double feature that day, Fox's technicolor "Call Me Mister" starring Betty Grable and Dan
Dailey, and a Bowery Boys entry titled "Bowery Battalion."
http://graumanschinese.org/1951.html

Date: Sunday, February 11, 1951. The neon Gruen Watch Time sign says it is 2:20 p.m.

The dash sign and the white flag on the car , plus the date and the 'odd' locale all sat "Fan Trip"
Car 1111 was a favorite for fantrips , I assume because of the number. The date caught my eye, very late , as the 1100s were soon to be sold and sent to Buenos Aires, going by rail to Houston or Galveston to be loaded on ships

ethereal_reality Jul 1, 2018 6:08 AM

Forest Lawn Museum 1953
 
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/yMZm2h.jpg
Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 8237936)
The Munich building is a knockoff of the Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence... the Somethinghalle was built by Mad King Ludwig's grandfather,
who was into architecture himself. Presumably the Forest Lawn version was inspired by the original too. (Art history class memories.)


PS Here's a view of the LdeiL, with a nice backside view of (a copy of) David:
https://s22.postimg.cc/rb4nikk9d/loggiadeilanzi.jpg

:previous: Now I'm embarrassed. I also studied 'Art History' in college [my minor] & I've actually been to both places. :doh: DOH!


Feldherrnhalle in Munich.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/wfAOJb.jpg
lu-gerda's travels

Sadly, Feldherrnhalle played a sinister role during Hitler's rule.

that's One reason I was surprised when I saw what the Forest Lawn Museum looked like.

__

ethereal_reality Jul 1, 2018 7:42 AM

At first I thought this was a branch of the USO but the billboard on the right says differently.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/Va0Eas.jpg
ebay (found quite some time ago)

per the billboard: Navy and Auxiliary Shore Station. (I'm not quite sure what that is)



Most recently 3974 Wilshire was home to TOM N TOMS COFFEE .

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/vm7kKG.jpg
GSV / 2014


and before that it was home to the Charlie Chan Printing Co.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/aXAgYR.jpg
GSV / 2012

Looking rather 'noirish' I might add :previous:




I continued my snooping on Ingraham Street [a block south of Wilshire]. In the distance you can see the back of 3974 Wilshire Blvd. (below my red arrow)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/wr7m7Q.jpg
GSV

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/cqRn1j.jpg






But then that poor little blue house was torn down :( (but it left us with a much better view)

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

I can totally see that place hopping when it was a social club for service members. :drunk:
________________________________________________________________








update:

I'm sad to announce 3974 Wilshire Blvd. was recently torn down.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...921/whmeGG.jpg
GSV


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