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GaylordWilshire Jan 29, 2013 10:01 PM

http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/1...omasdrugad.jpgMaxwell's Los Angeles City Directory
I just like the typeface in this 1897 ad...

ethereal_reality Jan 29, 2013 10:10 PM

:previous: Looks like the graphic designer was paid with free drugs. ;)

tovangar2 Jan 29, 2013 10:14 PM

PCH Pedestrian Bridge at Castellammare
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 5992375)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8501/8...2269bc7a_o.png
Birdseye view of the Santa Monica shoreline north from Castellammare Drive, C.C. Pierce, ca.1932

Roland West's house is under construction and appears to be nearing completion. In three years, Thelma Todd is going to be found dead in that garage and no one is going to be able to come up with a satisfying explanation of how that happened. Thelma Todd's Sidewalk Café is down below or will be, just out of sight, hidden by the slope of the hill, where the pedestrian bridge meets the palisade. In the distance, Castle Rock and Villa Leon guard the southern approach to the Malibu.

USC digital archive/Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection, 1860-1960

Wow, that pretty little pedestrian bridge was a loss, wasn't it? I love the four lamps.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-c...809%2520PM.jpg
gsv

sopas ej Jan 29, 2013 10:14 PM

Holy urinal cakes, looking back on some of the posts I've made, some of the pictures have disappeared! I must see about repairing those...

tovangar2 Jan 29, 2013 10:17 PM

time-traveling typeface
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5992521)
:previous: Looks like the graphic designer was paid with free drugs. ;)

I agree, it is very 60s.

ethereal_reality Jan 29, 2013 10:18 PM

Made in Van Nuys.


http://imageshack.us/a/img842/1/davi...nnuysjusta.jpg
unknown

4 people in the front and 3 in the back?






below: This is from an earlier post (2011).

http://imageshack.us/a/img341/219/aabdavislife.jpg
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=3715




http://imageshack.us/a/img11/4733/aabdaviscolorized.jpg
http://www.suarezweb.com/davis/davismen.htm


GaylordWilshire offered further information and links in his post titled "Where's the sparking pole?".
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=3718


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Los Angeles Past Jan 29, 2013 10:34 PM

For what it's worth, I have the first 257 pages of the thread completely archived; every word, and every image file. That doesn't do anybody but me any good, unfortunately. And I'm SOL for anything after that. I'm afraid I fell too far behind to keep up, and now it's way too late to go back that far and start again. I suppose half is better than none, though.

I might add, private webhosting accounts are always an option. Mine costs me $5 a month for 2GB storage. As long as I keep paying the bill, the images will remain.

-Scott

Los Angeles Past Jan 29, 2013 10:42 PM

What about starting a new thread?

Even a die-hard L.A. history nut like me, seeing this thread for the first time with 600+ pages - it would prove too daunting for me.

Just a thought. I do feel sympathy with anyone just discovering this thread now, though. It's so-o-o long, and has so many gaps. It probably disappoints readers now nearly as much as it enlightens.

tovangar2 Jan 29, 2013 10:45 PM

Kress Miracle Mile
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5081213)

Returning to the Miacle Mile for a moment, the Kress pylon looks much more substantial in the photo above than the odd-looking blade we're left with now. It must have had some sort of housing around it. It looks triangular.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-E...931%2520PM.jpg
gsv

ethereal_reality Jan 29, 2013 11:08 PM

This is an intriguing photograph. I had never heard of Cherry Street.



http://imageshack.us/a/img248/8200/a...s2info1954.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img9/5497/aab...outhernend.jpg
http://www.lapl.org/

We're looking north on Cherry Street and the cars are turning onto Washington Blvd. at a T Intersection.




1947 map
http://imageshack.us/a/img855/1930/aabtraff1954.jpg

Looking at this, I am amazed the freeway missed Chester Place (and St. James Park as well).



2011 map
http://imageshack.us/a/img338/8700/aabcherrypost1.jpg



below: The same view today. Looking north on Cherry Street from Washington Blvd.

http://imageshack.us/a/img267/822/aa...etatwashin.jpg
gsv




If you look closely, these are the same two buildings seen in the 1954 photograph.

http://imageshack.us/a/img13/5497/aa...outhernend.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img248/475/aa...eta2bldgwe.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img703/7302/a...streetatw1.jpg


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Lwize Jan 29, 2013 11:15 PM

No one?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lwize (Post 5990815)
Info request:

From many years ago, I remember an old, spooky church in the area east or south-east of the convention center. I believe it was the Trinity Church, with old stone construction, likely built in the 19th century. As far as I know, it was torn down in the 1990's. I'm not sure.

Does this ring a bell? Any pictures? Stories? :shrug:


Los Angeles Past Jan 29, 2013 11:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5992432)
(3940dxer saved pages up until 7 months or so ago).


3940dxer and I were supposed to combine our two resources into one shared archive (I had all the early stuff, he had everything up to that date), but the swap never occurred. I'm still more than willing to do that. If 3940dxer happens to be reading this, please send me a PM!

-Scott

GaylordWilshire Jan 30, 2013 12:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5992628)
1947 map
http://imageshack.us/a/img855/1930/aabtraff1954.jpg

Looking at this, I am amazed the freeway missed Chester Place (and St. James Park as well).

2011 map
http://imageshack.us/a/img338/8700/aabcherrypost1.jpg
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It seems apocryphal to me, but in researching the area, I came across the theory that such was the clout of the former telephone operator who rose to become a countess--Estelle Doheny--that the path of the Harbor Freeway was made to curve on its way south to avoid Chester Place....


As for Cherry Street... couldn't help but notice its proximity to Wright Street, which we've visited before:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=10696

tovangar2 Jan 30, 2013 12:07 AM

Cherry and Washington
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5992628)
This is an intriguing photograph. I had never heard of Cherry Street.



http://imageshack.us/a/img248/8200/a...s2info1954.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img9/5497/aab...outhernend.jpg
http://www.lapl.org/

We're looking north on Cherry Street and the cars are turning onto Washington Blvd. at a T Intersection.

below: The same view today. Looking north on Cherry Street from Washington Blvd.

http://imageshack.us/a/img267/822/aa...etatwashin.jpg
gsv


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Astounding ethereal! I am so not worthy.

Great to see a Studebaker. Remember the Lorimar show Max Headroom? All the cars were Studebakers

ethereal_reality Jan 30, 2013 12:42 AM

:previous: Thank you T2.
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One thing that stood out in the 1954 photograph was this large church on Cherry Street.

http://imageshack.us/a/img209/5497/a...outhernend.jpg
http://www.lapl.org/






After searching here and there, I finally located a photograph of this truly magnificent church.

http://imageshack.us/a/img27/3421/aa...eranchurch.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img541/3421/a...eranchurch.jpg
http://www.lapl.org/






below: July 1959.

http://imageshack.us/a/img28/8577/aa...heran1959b.jpg
http://www.lapl.org/





http://imageshack.us/a/img689/7168/a...theran1959.jpg
http://www.lapl.org/

:(
If that doesn't hurt, I don't know what does.

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ethereal_reality Jan 30, 2013 12:54 AM

http://imageshack.us/a/img37/2478/aablwize1s.jpg

Lwize, your church would be several blocks northeast of the Trinity Lutheran Church on Cherry Street.
Let's try to find some aerials of the area. It should be fun.
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ethereal_reality Jan 30, 2013 1:50 AM

Long Beach 1949.

http://imageshack.us/a/img208/5303/b...ongbeacheb.jpg
ebay

I'm speechless.
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kznyc2k Jan 30, 2013 6:47 AM

Lwize, it wouldn't be St. Joseph's Catholic Church at 12th and Los Angeles, would it?

http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/3...30130at133.png
Circa 1901-15, USC Digital Collection

http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/4...30130at142.jpg
Circa 1929, USC Digital Collection

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00076/00076329.jpg
1940s, with the Bendix Building in the background, LAPL

http://jpg2.lapl.org/spnb1/00017167.jpg
1957, LAPL

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00076/00076331.jpg
1971, LAPL

It burned down in 1983 and was replaced by the Diocese a few years later with a somewhat cartoonish--and wholly suburban--structure:

http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/7...30130at149.jpg

Some good reading here: http://blogdowntown.com/2011/10/6440...own-firedamage

kznyc2k Jan 30, 2013 6:57 AM

Or was it this more Romanesque number, the Christ Church at 12th and Flower?

http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/4...30130at155.jpg
Circa 1900, USC Digital Collection

Satellite shots show this one being gone by 1994.

MichaelRyerson Jan 30, 2013 2:21 PM

Start the morning with a couple of cups of noir...
 
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End of the Line, 1957


Feb. 23, 1957: Jewelry store robbery suspect Benny Hirschfield is wrestled to the ground by Patrolman Fred Kite, right, and Officer D.J. Lightfoot. Delmar Watson, Mirror-News staff photographer, shot this image after getting caught in the middle of the jewelry story robbery and helping chase Hirschfield.

The Mirror-News reported the entire incident in the Feb. 25, 1957 edition:

Mirror-News Photographer Delmar Watson and Reporter Jack Springer found it’s possible to get TOO close to the news – they covered a robbery Saturday while it was still in progress and Watson was a shot-at victim.

Springer and Watson were five blocks from the scene of a jewelry store robbery at 6317 Hollywood Blvd. when the police radio reported a holdup. They dashed to the scene just as one robber ran out.

Springer pursued the fleeing bandit while Watson ran into the Kruse Jewelry Store to discover that Bandit No.2 was still very much in business.

Benny Hirschfield, 40, the ex-convict robber, had just herded Jack Sanford, store manager, and Patrolman J.E. Eifert into an upstairs storeroom when Watson barged in.

Hirschfield menaced Watson with his gun, but the distraction provided Officer Eifert with an opportunity to fire at Hirschfield who fled from the store. Eifert’s bullet, which missed Hirschfield, passed over Watson’s shoulder.

Hirschfield was arrested minutes later in a nearby parking lot by Officer Fred Kite and Watson was on hand to get a vivid, grade-A action shot of Kite just after he stretched the bandit on the asphalt with a tackle.

Bandit No. 1 outsprinted Springer and boarded a bus just pulling away from a stop. Springer furnished the only accurate description of the thug who escaped with $20,000 in jewelry in a shopping bag.


Los Angeles Times archive


A 'getaway bus'??



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All that's good with America, 1952


Aug. 21, 1952: Halftime entertainment at the eighth annual Times charity game was provided by Spike Jones, left, Marilyn Monroe and Ken Murray (actor Paul Picerni far left peeking over Jones' shoulder). The defending champion Rams beat the Washington Redskins, 45-23.

Los Angeles Times staff writer Jack Geyer reported in the next morning’s paper:

There were a lot of fancy runs at the Coliseum last night where the Los Angeles Rams and Washington Redskins clashed in the eighth annual Times charity game, but none was more thrilling than the 50-yard dash luscious Marilyn Monroe made from the sidelines to the center of the field.

Marilyn…bounced across the field with a run that charged more batteries than a generator.

Ken Murray, the incomparable comic who emceed the terrific halftime pageant, explained it best. Said Ken:

“Marilyn had better be careful or the referee will penalize her five yards — for backfield in motion.” (Ain't America great?)

The Los Angeles Times-Rams Charity games continued until 1993.

This image was published on a photo page with five shots from the game. Photo credit for all six images was given to Phil Bath, Art Rogers, Larry Sharkey and Bob Jacobsen.


Scott Harrison
Los Angeles Times archive



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Policewoman lures rape suspect, 1952


30 July 1952. Florence Coberly -- 26 years (policewoman); I have to admit, there is something very alluring about a woman with seriously plucked eyebrows wearing a tight skirt and a firearm.


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




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Policewoman lures rape suspect, 1952 (2)


30 July 1952. Detective F.A. Marz shot and killed suspect Joe L. Parra; Detective S.W. Griffin;


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



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Los Angeles Police Department narcotics arrest, 1958


8 January 1958. Barbara Burns, 19, booked by Los Angeles Police as narcotic addict early this a.m. Narco detective in shot with her is E.L. Allen". This would be Barbara Burns, daughter of comedian/musician Bob Burns, also known as the Arkansas Traveler. Her father had been dead two years when this picture was taken.


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



http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8480/8...d4611573_o.jpg
Barbara Burns sentence, 1958


9 June 1958. L to R: Marshall Norman Coppock; Barbara Burns.


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



http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8205/8...cb9a486a_o.jpg
Mocambo Party for Mr. and Mrs. C. Ray Gilliland, 1954 (3)


2 June 1954. Paul Brinkman & Jeanne Crain dancing.


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


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7138/8...ba7f0d10_o.jpg
Runaway boy (Inglewood), 1952

17 March 1952. Davies Herron -- 12 years. I hope things settled down for Davies. I hope he had a good life.

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



http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8200/8...4255c6c6_o.jpg
Bruce Cabot Divorce, 1951


27 November 1951. Attorney Jerry Geisler; Mrs. Bruce Cabot. And here's two more folks to whom an impending divorce moves them to laughter. I understand the lawyer's high spirits (yet another picture in the paper, big fees) but the lady seems unduly amused. Maybe she just realized the big fees for Mr. Geisler will be covered by the soon to be ex-husband. Then again maybe it's just me.



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




http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8202/8...1ff1491f_o.jpg
Monterey Park 'spying suitor' court trial, 1954


21 January 1954. Champion Rogers (suspect); Harry Leppek (Attorney); Caption slip reads: "Photographer: Paegel. Date: 1954-01-21. Reporter: Massard. Assignment: Monterey park's 'Spying Suitor' court trial. 3/4: Champion Rogers and his attorney Harry Leppek." I think nowadays this guy would simply be called a stalker.


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



http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8346/8...071062a5_o.jpg
Monterey Park 'spying suitor' court trial, 1954 (2)


21 January 1954. Jean Yates (victim).
Jean Yates, on whom Rogers was spying, hides face from photo lens."


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




http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8479/8...52b35ab7_o.jpg
Shooting (Wilshire Police Station), 1958


6 January 1958. 'Tim' Moore -- 70 -- 'Kingfish' of TV 'Amos and Andy,' in Wilshire Station for shooting at wife".

He took a shot at Sapphire? At Sapphire?? That man must be crazy.


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



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Wrestling, 1951


19 September 1951. Baron Leone; Red Berry. Whoa Nellie! I don't know exactly what they're doing here but it looks as though they're both losing! The paying customers seem to be enjoying it though. I just about hear Dick Lane's voice.


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



http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8350/8...7001688d_o.jpg
Marriage license, 1951


Marriage license, 4 September 1951. Cornell Wilde; Jean Wallace.


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



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Catholic School Mothers Club -- plan dance, 1958


10 January 1958. L to R: Mrs. Joseph Dunnigan; Mrs. John T. Cahill; Mrs. Ambrose Schnieder".
Supplementary material reads: "Photo assignment for Friday January 10 at 3 p.m. Pls go to home of Mrs. Wright, 804 North Linden Drive, Beverly Hills, CR 17814, get shots of Catholic School Mothers Club women planning dance. Candid, three cols. Contacts Monday; Thanks, Carter Ludlow".


...And you read your Emily Dickinson,
And I my Robert Frost,
And we note our place with bookmarkers
That measure what we've lost...


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



http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8201/8...675483e2_o.jpg
Ku Klux Klan warning (Negro house bombed), 1952


01 April 1952. On sidewalk at 2633 South Ridgeley Drive; Reporter looking on.


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


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'Queen of the Barbelles', Abbye Eville, 1949

When Abbye Eville wanted to shed some pounds, her then-boyfriend Les Stockton encouraged her to lift weights at Santa Monica's Muscle Beach. The "Queen of the Barbelles" soon was the poster-girl of fitness, and as one wag put it, her nickname, "Pudgy," became "a libel." In the 1940s, she organized the first all-female weight-lifting contest and opened the first all women's gym in the United States. She and Les, by then her husband, later popularized working out on the Sixth Street Stairs in Santa Monica. Photo dated: December 10, 1949.

LAPL



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Narcotics suspect, 1954


14 April 1954. Suspect Frank Rasulo, left, being questioned by Detective Al Challoner.


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



http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8444/7...8d915cce_o.jpg
Murder in front of 663 Lamar Street, 1952


Murder in front of 663 Lamar Street, 30 May 1952. Murder scene; Body of Fernando Reyes -- 17 years (shot and killed in street brawl) 1726 1/2 Clover Street; "Choppie" Reyes (brother of dead boy); Louis Barrera -- 17 years (friend of Reyes); William Humm (Deputy); Don Joseph (Deputy); Detective T.F. McGovern. Boy walking around officer on far left is Louis Barrera, 17. Shows murder scene, where Fernando Reyes lies dead". Murder east of the river, in a tough part of town. Then again, maybe they're all tough parts of town.


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



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Murder, 1960


Murder, 12 December 1960. Lt. R.W. Lauritzen inspects the body of L.L. Hardwick, 43. Police Sgt. Reggie Floyd, first police officer on scene, looks on. In background is victim's car.

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


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