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nadeau Dec 20, 2019 8:22 PM

It does look like Hollywood, but that isn’t The Fontenoy.

Scott Charles Dec 20, 2019 10:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 8781528)
Thanks, Scott. I don't recall any channel that was News 8? I see the reporter is wearing one of the fashion styles of the 70's...a rugby shirt. I used to have one; I liked them! (And matching socks!)

I was thinking the same thing, Martin - there hasn't been a channel 8 in Los Angeles during my lifetime.

(I just checked, and the station channel 8 was in San Diego)

CityBoyDoug Dec 20, 2019 11:28 PM

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"Noirish LA is really fun these days."

Bristolian Dec 21, 2019 2:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Scott Charles (Post 8781771)
I was thinking the same thing, Martin - there hasn't been a channel 8 in Los Angeles during my lifetime.

(I just checked, and the station channel 8 was in San Diego)

Is that where Ron Burgundy worked?

Godzilla Dec 21, 2019 3:11 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8780598)
Here are a couple more photographs from 1957 1956.

"Vintage Photo 3x5 - Los Angeles Hollywood Restaurant Street Scene 1956."

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/4k08np.jpg
eBay

If I remember correctly, this restaurant was across the street (on SUNSET BLVD.) from the Hollywood Athletic Club.





Here's a closer view of the arched entrance.

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

As you can see, this was obviously taken on the same day. (same parked car)

Was the name really just 'Gourmet Restaurant'? :shrug: That seems awfully generic.

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http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=19344


http://www.iamnotastalker.com/2015/0...he-cat-fiddle/


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6p3Mrsaxh3...MaryHelen2.jpghttp://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6p3Mrsaxh3...MaryHelen2.jpg


http://s3-media2.fl.yelpcdn.com/bpho...hGJRLzsA/o.jpg http://s3-media2.fl.yelpcdn.com/bpho...hGJRLzsA/o.jpg


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--...2520PM.bmp.jpg

ethereal_reality Dec 21, 2019 5:04 PM

:previous: Thanks Godzilla.




As you can see, there used to be a line of Eucalyptus trees out front. (at least I think they're Eucalyptus)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/FYY5eL.jpg
martinturnbill


"The Fred Thomson building – aka the “Court of Olive” (as it was called in 1929) – at 6530 Sunset Boulevard. It was was built by silent western star Fred Thomson and his wife, Frances Marion, around 1928 (the year Thomson died). This is before the Cat and the Fiddle and Travis Banton’s dress shop were situated there. I’m so glad that this building still there (well, mostly) probably because it closely resembles both in architecture and feel the Garden of Allah.
It also reminds me of the Vine Street Brown Derby."


from Martin Turnbill......HI MARTIN:hi:

Hmmm. . . maybe the trees are Olive trees since the place used to be named, 'Court of Olives'.



This is interesting even though it's blurry.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/tmJbpz.jpg
larchmontbuzz

"The backdrop of mountains must have been painted in, as the property sits on the south side of Sunset Blvd."

I believe that's a bakery at far right I think the sign said Schaefer's.

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HossC Dec 21, 2019 5:37 PM

:previous:

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8782141)

I believe that's a bakery at far right I think the sign said Schaefer's.

The business appears at 6550 Sunset in the CDs from 1929 to 1942 - it was Shaefer's Battery & Ignition. The 1929 listing included the following:

SHAEFER'S (Geo H Shaefer), Battery, Carburetor, Electrical and Speedometer Repairing, Authorized Distributor for A C Products.
Auto-Light, Delco, North-East, Remy and Exide, 6550 Sunset Blvd Cor Seward, Phone Gladstone 3636

odinthor Dec 21, 2019 5:50 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8782141)
[...]
As you can see, there used to be a line of Eucalyptus trees out front. (at least I think they're Eucalyptus)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/FYY5eL.jpg
[...]
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Hmmmmmm--the way the branches hang, those trees look like young California Peppers to me, e_r!

The tallest limb at center is I think indeed a Eucalyptus, but coming from somewhere behind the row of Peppers (maybe in the courtyard)???

Noir_Noir Dec 21, 2019 6:11 PM

:previous:



Corridor in one of the Fred Thomson buildings. It's like you're being drawn right into Munch's Scream. :eek:


https://i.imgur.com/rNs0Rvs.jpg
planning.lacity.org

BillinGlendaleCA Dec 21, 2019 6:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8782141)
:previous: Thanks Godzilla.




As you can see, there used to be a line of Eucalyptus trees out front. (at least I think they're Eucalyptus)



"The Fred Thomson building – aka the “Court of Olive” (as it was called in 1929) – at 6530 Sunset Boulevard. It was was built by silent western star Fred Thomson and his wife, Frances Marion, around 1928 (the year Thomson died). This is before the Cat and the Fiddle and Travis Banton’s dress shop were situated there. I’m so glad that this building still there (well, mostly) probably because it closely resembles both in architecture and feel the Garden of Allah.
It also reminds me of the Vine Street Brown Derby."




Hmmm. . . maybe the trees are Olive trees since the place used to be named, 'Court of Olives'.



This is interesting even though it's blurry.



"The backdrop of mountains must have been painted in, as the property sits on the south side of Sunset Blvd."

I believe that's a bakery at far right I think the sign said Schaefer's.

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Thomson(not to be confused with the Law and Order guy and former Senator) and Marion also built "The Enchanted Hill" on a ridge between Beverly Glen and Benedict Canyon. Here's a piece on it and it's sad demise.

ethereal_reality Dec 21, 2019 9:07 PM

Church going lady again.
Quote:

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/bQNsLe.jpg
eBay

Unless I'm mistaken, the tall building with the mansard roof is the Fontleroy Apts.
Quote:

Originally Posted by nadeau (Post 8781637)
:previous:

It does look like Hollywood, but that isn’t The Fontenoy.

OK, I give up. ...What building is it?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/mlol7P.jpg

Does anyone recognize the building?


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CityBoyDoug Dec 21, 2019 11:56 PM

https://66.media.tumblr.com/e15ea470...lzco1_1280.jpg
oldfile

The Track...8111 Beverly Blvd. in LA.....there were 3 locations for this unique dive-in.

http://theoldmotor.com/wp-content/up...eles-1950s.jpg

ethereal_reality Dec 22, 2019 12:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 8782165)
Hmmmmmm--the way the branches hang, those trees look like young California Peppers to me, e_r!

The tallest limb at center is I think indeed a Eucalyptus, but coming from somewhere behind the row of Peppers (maybe in the courtyard)???

Thanks for your help, odinthor. I knew you'd come through. :)

nadeau Dec 22, 2019 3:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8782260)
Church going lady again.



OK, I give up. ...What building is it?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/mlol7P.jpg

Does anyone recognize the building?


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It looks so familiar, near Franklin/Argyle area, but no searches for Arco stations solved it. Also looked down near Beverly. Stumped. Closest guess is one wing of Hollywood Tower apartments. Was it possibly demoed for the 101?

BillinGlendaleCA Dec 22, 2019 10:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nadeau (Post 8782379)
It looks so familiar, near Franklin/Argyle area, but no searches for Arco stations solved it. Also looked down near Beverly. Stumped. Closest guess is one wing of Hollywood Tower apartments. Was it possibly demoed for the 101?

The Hollywood Freeway was open in 1960, and I think the date of the picture is pretty close to have been taken in 1960, based on the station wagon at the Richfield station. The Hollywood Tower apartments is still along side the 101 on Franklin. Looking at the 1940 aerial it doesn't appear that any part of the Hollywood Tower apartments were demoed for the construction of the Hollywood Freeway. It looks familiar, but I'm stumped as well.

GaylordWilshire Dec 22, 2019 2:30 PM

The Track as seen previously on NLA:


From May 22, 2012:

https://i.postimg.cc/CKXxJSBn/trackfromcar-bmp.jpg

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=7922


March 19, 2017:

https://i.postimg.cc/SKwvDvyx/trackcolor-bmp.jpg

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=40668


https://i.postimg.cc/MppXtsTR/trackitem1-bmp.jpg


From historiclosangeles.com

https://i.postimg.cc/bNH31vDr/hlatitles-bmp.jpg

CityBoyDoug Dec 22, 2019 2:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8782260)
Church going lady again.



OK, I give up. ...What building is it?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/mlol7P.jpg

Does anyone recognize the building?


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http://hollywoodphotographs.com/photos/reg/HA-027-1.jpg
google

The Hollywood Tower doesn't appear to have that facade from any angle. It must be some other building and much taller?

MartinTurnbull Dec 22, 2019 4:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8782141)
:previous: Thanks Godzilla.




As you can see, there used to be a line of Eucalyptus trees out front. (at least I think they're Eucalyptus)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/FYY5eL.jpg
martinturnbill


"The Fred Thomson building – aka the “Court of Olive” (as it was called in 1929) – at 6530 Sunset Boulevard. It was was built by silent western star Fred Thomson and his wife, Frances Marion, around 1928 (the year Thomson died). This is before the Cat and the Fiddle and Travis Banton’s dress shop were situated there. I’m so glad that this building still there (well, mostly) probably because it closely resembles both in architecture and feel the Garden of Allah.
It also reminds me of the Vine Street Brown Derby."


from Martin Turnbill......HI MARTIN:hi:

Hmmm. . . maybe the trees are Olive trees since the place used to be named, 'Court of Olives'.



This is interesting even though it's blurry.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/tmJbpz.jpg
larchmontbuzz

"The backdrop of mountains must have been painted in, as the property sits on the south side of Sunset Blvd."

I believe that's a bakery at far right I think the sign said Schaefer's.

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That blurry photo is new to me. I'd love to find a clearer one.

Seeing that first photo again reminded me that back in 2014 I was contacted by someone named Matthew Sullivan from an architectural firm called Lee and Associates. They (or at least he) was involved in the restoration of the Free Thompson building. I haven't driven past it in a while to see how it looks these days or how extensive it the restoration was. Has anyone been there lately?

I'm no tree expert but do pepper trees grow to be that tall? I am an Aussie so I am familiar with eucalyptus trees but they don't look very eucalyptus-y to me. And olive trees tend to be shorter and rounder than that, don't they? At least the one on the other side of the street from me does.

Oh and hi to you too, ethereal_reality :cheers:

Martin Pal Dec 22, 2019 7:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 8782503)
http://hollywoodphotographs.com/photos/reg/HA-027-1.jpg
google

The Hollywood Tower doesn't appear to have that facade from any angle. It must be some other building and much taller?

In the 90's I knew someone that lived in the Hollywood Tower for awhile. I only visited once...it felt like an old place with a lot of history.

Gripe: In 2016 Disney's California Adventure theme park remodeled the favorite ride "Hollywood Tower of Terror" which resembled the actual Hollywood Tower building. It's one attraction I really loved there. But California Adventure is losing more and more of it's "California" theme. This attraction was changed to: The Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: Breakout! How California is that?

I can't abide to post a photo of what it looks like now, but if you want to see it, you can click this link: HERE.

A comparison photo of the original and the redone: HERE.

odinthor Dec 22, 2019 10:35 PM

I don't believe we've had the cafe at Coulter's Dry Goods before . . .


https://i.postimg.cc/pT2pBqc9/Coulter001.jpg
odinthor collection


It was in operation by 1906:


https://i.postimg.cc/ZnnnG0S4/Coulter-Her1-17-06.jpg
Los Angeles Herald, 1/17/1906


And it had a separate but equal Men's Grill by 1909:


https://i.postimg.cc/C525SYhD/Coulter-Her4-20-09.jpg
Los Angeles Herland, 4/20/1909


They seem to have run a smooth and fortunate operation there, as I alas can find no lurid stories about it to share, such as "Waitress spills Mock Turtle Soup on Society Matron; Unrepentant!" or "Cafe accuses patron of bending fork; Diner blames chef's tough steak; court to decide."


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