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gsjansen Sep 23, 2011 7:51 PM

:previous:

RBPJR:

my pleasure to be posting the new photos being put up at LAPL that cover the never really covered north end of bunker hill

go to lapl.org and under search, type in GPC_b10.

there are lots of new photos of the streets and buildings that your mother would have known and walked on!

GaylordWilshire Sep 23, 2011 10:31 PM

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-2...2520PM.bmp.jpgLAPL

Fab Fifties Fan Sep 24, 2011 12:20 AM

Los Feliz
 
Just came across two great color images of Vermont Ave. in Los Feliz taken in the 70's.

I am not sure of the exact year but I would pretty much bet it was 75 or 76 because this is exactly what it looked like when I lived there.

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/236...nave1970s2.jpg

I worked about a year part-time there at Olympic Furniture, in the Los Feliz mart. Total psycho for a boss but the hours were good and it paid well.:D
http://img813.imageshack.us/img813/3...inave1970s.jpg

The fugly 1990's Los Feliz Post Ofiice now occupies that entire site.

~Jon Paul

Photos: Vintage Los Angeles

GaylordWilshire Sep 24, 2011 12:50 AM

Very likely seen here before, but worth repeating...

http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics30/00034631.jpgLAPL

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics33/00066481.jpgLAPL

Fab Fifties Fan Sep 24, 2011 1:03 AM

Dad Bailey's
 
Not too long ago etheral_reality posted a great photo of Dad Bailey's Newsstand. I, of course, can't find that post right now but here is another photo I came across today and even a little provenance.

http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/6280/dadbaileys.jpg

Charles "Dad" Bailey opened his newsstand after his previous business (Luggage Store) was destroyed in a fire and his bookkeeper had neglected to pay the insurance premiums. His stand was very popular and he made a good living from it. He lived until he was 90 and kept the stand until just a very few years before he died.

His great nephew Bodie Bailey has a cool flickr site with all sorts of photos and family stories. As far as the location of the stand, Bodie is unsure but he thinks it was on or near Florence in South Los Angeles close to USC.

~Jon Paul

Fab Fifties Fan Sep 24, 2011 1:10 AM

[QUOTE=GaylordWilshire;5421483]Very likely seen here before, but worth repeating...

I don't remember ever seeing those photos GaylordWilshire, they are great!!! I had no idea that it had once been a cool open air market.

All the businesses in that building were owned by the same family and shared the same enormous warehouse space. It was kind of a shady family too :cool:

Thanks!

~Jon Paul

ethereal_reality Sep 24, 2011 1:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fab Fifties Fan (Post 5421492)
Not too long ago etheral_reality posted a great photo of Dad Bailey's Newsstand. I, of course, can't find that post right now but here is another photo I came across today and even a little provenance.

http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/6280/dadbaileys.jpg

Charles "Dad" Bailey opened his newsstand after his previous business (Luggage Store) was destroyed in a fire and his bookkeeper had neglected to pay the insurance premiums. His stand was very popular and he made a good living from it. He lived until he was 90 and kept the stand until just a very few years before he died.

His great nephew Bodie Bailey has a cool flickr site with all sorts of photos and family stories. As far as the location of the stand, Bodie is unsure but he thinks it was on or near Florence in South Los Angeles close to USC.

~Jon Paul


Wonderful information Jon Paul! Here is the photograph that I had previously posted.

http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/7...ybodiebail.jpg
usc or lapl


above: Notice the Model Tobacco box on the sidewalk. Here is a great photo of this brand (location of this photo is unknown).

http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/6...ltobaccove.jpg
verne ackular blogspot

Fab Fifties Fan Sep 24, 2011 3:01 AM

Take a 60's trip down Sunset
 
Another great short youtube video of the Sunset Strip. This time in 1964. You see all the usual hot spots including a big ol' hamburger sign on the Sherry's/Plymouth House/Gazzarri's location.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XT2tU...layer_embedded

I really want the '56 Nomad that we follow down Sunset!

~Jon Paul

Vintage Los Angeles/Facebook

gsjansen Sep 24, 2011 1:24 PM

well here's something thsat i certainly never knew before...............

it's well known that after the bradbury mansion was leveled in 1928, (or is it 29?), the site was turned into a ..........(most historic sites that become vacant in the city of angels seem to turn into this),........a parking lot to serve the courts and civic center. (well after all, they did just complete the city hall building, and where are all the powers of the city supposed to park anyway?)

court flight, provided a nifty means of transport, from the parking up on court hill, down to the civic center.

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00085/00085775.jpg
Source: LAPL

but how on earth did one get from the no longer convenient parking up on court, down to the civic center, once court flight folded?

why by a bridge that leads to the law building!!!!!!!!!!!!

view looking southwest from the roof of the broadway hotel, showing the connecting bridge 1955.....(note the very prominent dome hotel at 2nd and grand in the distance). this image is looking directly at what was once the upper station of court flight

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00091/00091552.jpg
Source: LAPL

what's that you say?, you don't believe me?......well take a gander at this!

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00091/00091553.jpg
Source: LAPL


in this image, you can see the bridge leading to the court street parking lot on the right, (north), side of the law builidng

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00091/00091554.jpg
Source: LAPL



well i'm certainly amused this morning!

GaylordWilshire Sep 24, 2011 1:25 PM

When eastern Wilshire Boulevard was the center of civilized L.A.: The Hershey Arms at 2600--

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-R...2520AM.bmp.jpgLAPL

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-V...msentrance.jpgLAPL

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Y...2520AM.bmp.jpg
The image above via the always excellent http://paradiseleased.wordpress.com/

SierraMadre Sep 24, 2011 4:17 PM

I don't know if this has been posted before and I hope this isn't too far away to be of interest to you folks, but, I sure remember these fuel tanks down in the Wilmington area(?), that were decorated for Halloween. I think they were Texaco (again ?).
They would be all lit up after dark and quite spectacular. I remember an ad in the Los Angeles Times back in the 1990's advertising for families to stop by and get free carmeled corn, so it was a long running tradition.
Being a Halloween nut, myself, I always loved these giant jack-o'lanterns.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z...a9_landing.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z...89_landing.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z...2d_landing.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z...19_landing.jpg

I believe these were from Life Magazine, maybe not................should I delete?

malumot Sep 24, 2011 4:27 PM

Thanks, GS.......you hit....

PAYDIRT!

".....Let me tell you something, my two fine bedfellows, you're so dumb, there's nothin' to compare ya with, you're dumber than the dumbest jackass. Look at each other, will ya? Did you ever see anything like yourself for bein' dumb specimens. You're so dumb, you don't even see the riches you're treadin' on with your own feet. Yeah, don't expect to find nuggets of molten gold. It's rich but not that rich. And here ain't the place to dig. It comes from someplace further up. Up there, up there's where we've got to go. UP THERE!......."

(I assume most of you will know what movie THAT comes from......

Here's a hint.....it came out just about the time someone pointed that camera out the rear window in the drive around Bunker Hill we all now love so much.)


Quote:

Originally Posted by gsjansen (Post 5421209)
:previous:

RBPJR:

my pleasure to be posting the new photos being put up at LAPL that cover the never really covered north end of bunker hill

go to lapl.org and under search, type in GPC_b10.

there are lots of new photos of the streets and buildings that your mother would have known and walked on!


GaylordWilshire Sep 24, 2011 5:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SierraMadre (Post 5421895)
I don't know if this has been posted before and I hope this isn't too far away to be of interest to you folks, but, I sure remember these fuel tanks down in the Wilmington area(?), that were decorated for Halloween. I think they were Texaco (again ?).
They would be all lit up after dark and quite spectacular. I remember an ad in the Los Angeles Times back in the 1990's advertising for families to stop by and get free carmeled corn, so it was a long running tradition.
Being a Halloween nut, myself, I always loved these giant jack-o'lanterns.

The pumpkin tank was Union Oil's--suggestive of its colors:

http://yesteryearremembered.com/wp-c...in-76-Tank.jpgyesteryearremembered

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yjeXUoQ91k...2%252520PM.jpgvia a marvelous blog (ahem): http://berkeleysquarelosangeles.blogspot.com/

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-f...2520PM.bmp.jpg
I love the logos on these vehicles--the Union 76 ball on the '52 Plymouth and
"NBC" on the '50 Country Squire (the first year Ford called its wood-panelled
wagons that).

SierraMadre Sep 24, 2011 6:59 PM

Just about ten years ago, every October, the local "76" station would put a plastic wrapping around the "76 ball" on top of the pole. The wrapping was somewhat transparent and the ball light would illuminate the "jack o' lantern" screened to the plastic.
Even at my age (!) it was a treat to see this giant "jack o' lantern" from several blocks away.
Whimsy is priceless. Too bad it comes with a price.

GaylordWilshire Sep 24, 2011 7:24 PM

:previous:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-z...520pumpkin.jpg

Judging by the prices, I'd say this might have been taken about 10 years ago...

SierraMadre Sep 24, 2011 7:42 PM

good find, GW...!

another dated 1965,

SierraMadre Sep 24, 2011 10:00 PM

A couple of Mr. Thompson's photos that I got out of his trash in 1972.
Two service stations, both in Santa Monica. They were real palaces in the 20's and 30's.
These are scans of decades old prints. I have the huge 8" X 10" negatives and when those are scanned they ought to yield some terrific detail (and maybe the addresses)

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z...sstation-1.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z...station2-1.jpg

GaylordWilshire Sep 24, 2011 10:21 PM

http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics19/00009250.jpgLAPL

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-D...2520PM.bmp.jpgGoogle Street View

ethereal_reality Sep 24, 2011 10:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gsjansen (Post 5421775)
but how on earth did one get from the no longer convenient parking up on court, down to the civic center, once court flight folded?

why by a bridge that leads to the law building!!!!!!!!!!!!

view looking southwest from the roof of the broadway hotel, showing the connecting bridge 1955.....(note the very prominent dome hotel at 2nd and grand in the distance). this image is looking directly at what was once the upper station of court flight

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00091/00091552.jpg
Source: LAPL

This is a remarkable find gs!!
I had no idea this pedestrian bridge existed. This is one of the best discoveries on this thread......great detective work gs.

GaylordWilshire Sep 24, 2011 10:58 PM

Speaking of Chicken Boy...
 
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-G...2520PM.bmp.jpgjericlcat


gs: That ped bridge is a great find!

SierraMadre: I think that Richfield station might have been at 1335 Wilshire in SM--long gone....


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