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MichaelRyerson Aug 18, 2012 3:39 PM

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Pressed thumb against muzzle of bandit's gun and screamed, 1958

Thumb foils bandit. Mrs. Thelma Albert, 39, who foiled would-be hold up man in drive-in theater ticket booth by pressing thumb against muzzle of his gun and screaming".

USCdigital archive/Los Angeles Examiner Negatives Collection, 1950-1961

malumot Aug 18, 2012 9:14 PM

Many decades ago, our nation had a commodity in great supply. Though nothing specially unique to our nation, I suppose. Most nations had it.

Over time, the reserves of this commodity have dwindled considerably.

That commodity? Common sense.

Don't believe me? Look around you. Everyone is treated like semi-retarded 11 year olds who take the short bus.

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Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 5802399)
Remarkable there was no fence even at this late date. You'd think the bones would have tipped em off.


ethereal_reality Aug 19, 2012 12:11 AM

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Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 5801083)
is this a great looking fire station or what?

Los Angeles Fire Station no. 1, 2230 Pasadena Avenue

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truck co 1, engine co 1, los angeles,



below: Here is a great comparison photograph of this beautiful art deco fire station.

http://imageshack.us/a/img28/2346/aaengine1.jpg
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...&postcount=913

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MichaelRyerson Aug 19, 2012 1:29 AM

It is great looking. In a way, I'm kind of glad the search function isn't very efficient. I wasn't aware No.1's had been posted before. I'm sorry they've painted the dormitory windows, it is a minor distration but only a minor one. Probably trying to improve the sleeping environment.

MichaelRyerson Aug 19, 2012 1:15 PM

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Auto hits pole and hydrant ...Main Street and Century Boulevard ...Hydrant shoots water 80 feet in air ... two cars nearby, 1952

Wow, he actually sheared off that telephone pole. That's hard to do.
Before seat belts and air bags the so frequently seen dislocated door hinges are chilling.

USCdigital archive/Los Angeles Examiner Negatives Collection, 1950-1961

ethereal_reality Aug 19, 2012 1:31 PM

:previous: That's quite an accident!
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unknown book/found on an old cd of mine

ethereal_reality Aug 19, 2012 1:41 PM

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tourist snapshot/ebay

Lwize Aug 19, 2012 2:59 PM

1928 Rand McNally street maps in and around LA:

Original site:
http://mypantsareonfire.tumblr.com/p...nia-1928-large

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2...vvg1o1_500.jpg

Lo-res copies hosted by me:

http://larry.wizegallery.com/VWV/LA1928.jpg

http://larry.wizegallery.com/VWV/LAT1928.jpg

MichaelRyerson Aug 19, 2012 3:12 PM

That calls for a couple of shots of our most iconic building...
 
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In the Civic Center of Downtown Los Angeles, looking northeastward at City Hall, 1929

Good look at the little parking lot created with the street realignment in front of the Hall of Records.

USCdigital archive/Dick Whittington collection


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civic center as seen from an unfinished union station, 1938

USCdigital archive/Dick Whittington collection


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view of city hall and civic center, ca. 1935

originalscrip.blogspot.com


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eastside rail yard, los angeles (calif)

Judging by the state of the Federal Building construction, this one must date from about the same time as the 'Union Station' shot above. Maybe even taken on the same day.

USCdigital archive/Dick Whittington collection


I really like this last shot...
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City Hall looking east from Court Hill

Beautiful, though undated, shot of City Hall that lanquishes in the USC archive as a reversed print.
I like this one as much for the foreground detail as for the nice sharp image of the west side of City Hall.

USCdigital archive/Dick Whittington collection

Albany NY Aug 20, 2012 1:07 AM

Crappy Little Building Still Stands!
 
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Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 5803539)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8305/7...a1357037_o.jpg
Auto hits pole and hydrant ...Main Street and Century Boulevard ...Hydrant shoots water 80 feet in air ... two cars nearby, 1952

Wow, he actually sheared off that telephone pole. That's hard to do.
Before seat belts and air bags the so frequently seen dislocated door hinges are chilling.

USCdigital archive/Los Angeles Examiner Negatives Collection, 1950-1961

This little skull-breaker looks to have happened at the SW corner. Note the building behind the billboard. It looks like its still standing, according to Google Maps Street View. Wretched little building, to be sure, but I always like to see "then and now" perspectives.
http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/8...natcentury.jpg
http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/6201/smainst.jpg
OK, it may be boring, but I like this kind of stuff!
P.S.-I love the grave they've dug in their front yard!

MichaelRyerson Aug 20, 2012 10:30 AM

Great map(s) but...
 
Great map(s) and I love maps but these may be a bit too big for the thread to handle. Maybe you can edit them down to a more digestible size.

MichaelRyerson Aug 20, 2012 11:37 AM

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Jack Young -- 42 years (being cleaned up)

Peggy Hansen (nurse); Rowena MacDonald (nurse); Dorothy Mahan (nurse); A. F. Bock.

USCdigital archive/Los Angeles Examiner Negatives Collection, 1950-1961


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Man in La Brea tar pit (rescued dog), June 24, 1951.

USCdigital archive/Los Angeles Examiner Negatives Collection, 1950-1961


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Man in La Brea tar pit (rescued dog), 1951

Leo Cohen -- 9 years; Sanford Kaufman -- 10 years; Michael Rose -- 10 years (with tarred dog).

USCdigital archive/Los Angeles Examiner Negatives Collection, 1950-1961


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Jack Young -- 42 years after being in tar pit

USCdigital archive/Los Angeles Examiner Negatives Collection, 1950-1961

MichaelRyerson Aug 20, 2012 2:28 PM

Barbara Payton/Tom Neal/Franchot Tone continued...
 
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Jean Wallace Wilde ... Franchot Tone custody trial-3, 1952.

Franchot Tone arriving for trial.

USCdigital archive/Los Angeles Examiner Negatives Collection, 1950-1961


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Jean Wallace Wilde ... Franchot Tone custody trial-2, 1952.

Franchot Tone arriving for trial, Cornel Wilde, Jean Wallace and their attorney confer at right.

USCdigital archive/Los Angeles Examiner Negatives Collection, 1950-1961



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Jean Wallace Wilde ... Franchot Tone custody trial, 1952.

L to R at counsel table as hearing is about to start: Cornel Wilde confers with attorney Norman Newmark, Jean Wallace looks askance at a blase' Franchot Tone and his attorney, Kenneth Chantry. Jean Wallace had, of course, lost custody of the two boys in her divorce from Tone a couple of years earlier. In the interim, though, her life had stabilized with the marriage to Cornel Wilde and Tone's orderly life had unraveled with his well-publicized, near fatal Barbara Payton/Tom Neal serial kerfuffle.

USCdigital archive/Los Angeles Examiner Negatives Collection, 1950-1961


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Jean Wallace Wilde ... Franchot Tone custody trial-9, 1952.

Cornel Wilde comforts wife, Jean Wallace, when noon recess was called after she had a breakdown on stand.

USCdigital archive/Los Angeles Examiner Negatives Collection, 1950-1961


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Jean Wallace Wilde ... Franchot Tone custody trial-4, 1952.

Jean Wallace and husband Cornel Wilde, outside courtroom.

USCdigital archive/Los Angeles Examiner Negatives Collection, 1950-1961


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Jean Wallace Wilde ... Franchot Tone custody trial-8, 1952.

Jean Wallace and husband Cornel Wilde, outside courtroom.

USCdigital archive/Los Angeles Examiner Negatives Collection, 1950-1961


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Jean Wallace Wilde ... Franchot Tone custody trial-5, 1952.

Franchot Tone and Jean Wallace confer outside the courtroom under the watchful eyes of their respective attorneys.

USCdigital archive/Los Angeles Examiner Negatives Collection, 1950-1961


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Jean Wallace Wilde ... Franchot Tone custody trial-6, 1952.

More conferring...

USCdigital archive/Los Angeles Examiner Negatives Collection, 1950-1961



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Jean Wallace Wilde ... Franchot Tone custody trial-7, 1952. by MichaelRyerson, on Flickr


Jean Wallace (and Cornel Wilde) prevails, gaining sole custody and voluntarily extends generous visitation rights to Tone.

USCdigital archive/Los Angeles Examiner Negatives Collection, 1950-1961

so-cal-bear Aug 20, 2012 3:48 PM

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Lwize Aug 20, 2012 4:00 PM

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Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 5804391)
Great map(s) and I love maps but these may be a bit too big for the thread to handle. Maybe you can edit them down to a more digestible size.

I went back and forth about posting the big maps, but the small LA map was useless, and the "surrounding areas" map only came in the super-size. Maps are very different from pictures, where you need the fine detail for them to have any value.

I apologize to the folks with dial-up and/or small monitors.

MichaelRyerson Aug 20, 2012 4:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lwize (Post 5804600)
I went back and forth about posting the big maps, but the small LA map was useless, and the "surrounding areas" map only came in the super-size. Maps are very different from pictures, where you need the fine detail for them to have any value.

I apologize to the folks with dial-up and/or small monitors.

I'm on a commercial proxy server so it's no problem for me but I notice even with this advantage these slow down my scroll function as I go by them. I suspect they freeze the site for people using smaller systems. The detail on these is not so fine that they wouldn't be readable in a smaller size and you could still post the link to the full size options. But, that said, socalbear doesn't seem to have a problem with it, so I'll leave it up to you guys. Bear in mind, though, some people who might come down on the other side of the issue may not be able to get this page to load and/or the site is freezing up on them so they are unable to even post a comment. I still love the maps.

Cyberider Aug 20, 2012 6:04 PM

What a wonderful map! I'd sure like to see the other side also. I'm getting a big blank beneath the first map as if the other side was supposed to be there but I can't get it even by going to the url it is supposed to be coming from.

Thanks, in advance, if we can see the rest of it!

Dave

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Originally Posted by Lwize (Post 5803582)
1928 Rand McNally street maps in and around LA:


Earl Boebert Aug 20, 2012 6:18 PM

Re: The Big Map

The 10,000 x 7436 pixel version that was linked to in the posting chokes Safari running on a new iMac, which is a pretty good feat. I downloaded the original and did some experimenting. That map generates a 283 megabyte memory image. A shorpy.com full size image is 4000 pixels wide and generates a 50 mb memory image. Reducing the map to 5000 pixels wide enabled rendering by Safari with no effective loss of readability. I have two suggestions:

1) the original poster edit the posting to link to a 5000 pixel wide image, and people report on if it renders and how readable it is.

2) if the 5000 pixel image passes muster, the moderator update the "Images" rules to suggest strongly a 5000 pixel maximum dimension.

Cheers,

Earl

Lwize Aug 20, 2012 8:43 PM

I re-hosted low-res copies. 5000 pixel max width and 120ppi.

Does this work? I thought Mac's were built for graphics. I have a PC.

Earl Boebert Aug 20, 2012 9:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Lwize (Post 5804939)
I re-hosted low-res copies. 5000 pixel max width and 120ppi.

Does this work? I thought Mac's were built for graphics. I have a PC.

Comes up fine here, thanks. I was also surprised that Safari choked on it, which is why I dug deeper :-)

Cheers,

Earl


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