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ethereal_reality Oct 16, 2015 12:06 AM

:previous: rood68, thank you so much for this description of R.H. Rood.
I know it wasn't easy, especially with the way the seller kept adding Rood's photographs to eBay piecemeal (over a period of several months).




The following photographs were lost due to technical difficulties at IMAGESHACK. I'll try to replace them.

Here are some of the photographs R.H. Rood took while he was a guard at the Hollywood Bowl for an actor's benefit in 1922.


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...901/8Zg7eQ.jpg
eBay





http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...903/blGM8o.jpg
eBay




The list of silent film stars participating in this event is simply amazing!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...911/TLhRTr.jpg
eBay



29 tents set up for 29 stars!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...907/0w1sjh.jpg
eBay




The two tents below are more elaborate than the plain white tents in the photograph above. (entry gate maybe?)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...907/Y05b7v.jpg
eBay

:previous: I'm also curious about that house in the background.



Mr. Rood, "Guard Duty"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...905/xCJDaq.jpg
eBay




A view backstage. -note the Metro Pictures Corporation sign.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...901/63WVqw.jpg
eBay



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...911/44G1yF.jpg
eBay





http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...903/nd9F1a.jpg
eBay




more actors....

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...910/10ToP0.jpg
eBay




night photo

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...633/eV4OMg.jpg
eBay



I honestly believe these rare photographs belong in a museum. It's frustrating that the eBay seller sold them off individually.


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ethereal_reality Oct 16, 2015 1:57 AM

Sorry, lost by IMAGESHACK


I was pretty stoked when I happened across this postcard showing the interior of the KMTR radio station atop the Hollywood Storage Co. Building.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...911/ujD0lQ.jpg
eBay


reverse
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...903/4Afg9n.jpg






below: As a reminder here's the building as it appear today, minus the twin radio towers.

ethereal_reality
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...908/5eNA6l.jpg
gsv

Earlier post by 3940dxer
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=6681


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CityBoyDoug Oct 16, 2015 2:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7199328)
I was pretty stoked when I happened across this postcard showing the interior of the KMTR radio station atop the Hollywood Storage Co. Building.



below: As a reminder here's the building as it appear today, minus the twin radio towers.

ethereal_reality
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...908/5eNA6l.jpg
gsv

Earlier post by 3940dxer
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=6681


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As it appears in 2015. Kind of nondescript.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...pskcosymsr.jpg
gsv

ethereal_reality Oct 16, 2015 2:31 AM

Arrrgh. more lost.

Another rare interior view.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...912/jrHZpg.jpg
eBay

"The Sunset Inn, Restaurant Francaise, Santa Monica by the Sea, California."

It looks like this place was also a ballroom. Does this place ring a bell?*

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*I just realized I posted this back in 2013.....never expecting to find an interior view.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...901/JrpGty.jpg
eBay

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ethereal_reality Oct 16, 2015 2:49 AM

Yep, you quessed it. L O S T

I have no idea what marketing executive (or publicist) thought this was a good idea.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...907/KuLMqm.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...907/d9rfGY.jpg
eBay / paper ephemera

:previous: I can't wrap my brain around Doris Day on a steam-roller. (it isn't powered by steam, but you know what I mean)

Any way you look at it...this seems like a total fail.
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Flyingwedge Oct 16, 2015 6:45 AM

Alvarado Street News Items
 
:previous: For a moment I thought that was a parody.

# # #

Item No. 1:
Alvarado Street is going to be resurfaced from Hoover to 8th Street, and the preparatory roughing up of the
street has revealed, at the NE corner of Alvarado and Olympic, some old brick pavement:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...r.jpg~original
Photo by me

Item No. 2:
Two homes relocated from 981 and 987 S. Arapahoe are being restored at a lot designated as 1115 S. Alvarado.
The relocation permit is dated 2006. Here are the relocated homes in July 2007; on the right, the former 981
has some fire damage:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...p.jpg~original
GSV

By April 2009 the former 987 S. Arapahoe also suffered some fire damage. I couldn't find a build date for 981, but
987's building permit is dated 1912:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...c.jpg~original
GSV

Today:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...m.jpg~original
Photo by me

ethereal_reality Oct 16, 2015 4:03 PM

:previous: Oh my, what beautiful restorations!
thanks for sharing your photographs Flyingwedge.

ethereal_reality Oct 16, 2015 4:06 PM

I believe this snapshot shows a boss with his secretaries standing in front of City Hall
....and what appears to be an oath of some kind written in the borders.

5-3-39
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/905/MgsFe0.jpg
eBay

At the end it says something about "south entrance" and 1st st.

....could the "oath" be an inscription above the south doors? (this is just a guess)
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Here's the south entrance today.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...903/T2OZze.jpg
gsv

Look how those palm trees have grown compared to the 1939 photograph!
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jg6544 Oct 16, 2015 5:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Earl Boebert (Post 7198691)
It doesn't get much more MidCentury Los Angeles than this: courtyard bungalows, an Edsel, and a blonde:

http://www.bitsmasherpress.com/LANoir/MidCent.jpg

plus wide whitewalls and a Merc with a tarted-up continental kit. Anybody recognize the location?

(From Perry Mason: The Case of the Spurious Sister, 1959)

Cheers,

Earl

I see the Edsel, but how do you know that the car with the tarted up continental kit is a Mercury?

HossC Oct 16, 2015 6:32 PM

:previous:

I know better than to step into the middle of an NLA debate about cars, but I thought this photomerge of a few frames from Perry Mason may help to find the location.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...a.jpg~original

tovangar2 Oct 16, 2015 6:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7199962)
I believe this snapshot shows a boss with his secretaries standing in front of City Hall
....and what appears to be an oath of some kind written in the borders.

5-3-39
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/905/MgsFe0.jpg
eBay

At the end it says something about "south entrance" and 1st st.

....could the "oath" be an inscription above the south doors? (this is just a wild guess)

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https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Z...7%252520AM.jpg
(detail from above)

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6...7%252520AM.jpg
flickr

HossC Oct 16, 2015 7:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7120593)

The extant Lewis house at No. 1425 Miramar (formerly 3rd) St:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-6...94523%2BAM.jpg
Big Orange Landmarks (<-- more photos and info at link)

This home is now owned by the Sadhanna Hindu Temple of New York, Inc and looks very well cared for. The interior is reportedly in very fine shape. Unfortunately the second-floor balcony porch, over the entrance, was enclosed at some point giving the home a rather blank look.

You can see all of tovangar2's recent post on the Witmer family here.

Julius Shulman visited Miramar Street in 1966. This is his "Job 4109: House, 1425 Miramar Street (Los Angeles, Calif.), 1966".

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original

This slightly different angle shows some of the side of the house.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original

Both from Getty Research Institute

It looks like the tall front chimney has been removed at some point. It's also impossible to see the side of the house from the road any more due to nearly 50 years of tree growth!

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...3.jpg~original
GSV

Earl Boebert Oct 16, 2015 8:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jg6544 (Post 7200184)
I see the Edsel, but how do you know that the car with the tarted up continental kit is a Mercury?

The next frame in the shot shows the rest of the tail light.

Cheers,

Earl

ethereal_reality Oct 16, 2015 8:37 PM

"He that violates his oath profanes the divinity of faith itself."

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7200280)

:previous: Thanks t2.
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After I posted the photograph I checked eBay to see if the photograph was still there (it isn't), but surprisingly there were additional photographs of this man and his fellow workers.

The seller says the man is Mr. Hunter of the Budget Dept.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...908/tFdeft.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-1939...YAAOSwHnFV6kGm

there's more here:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-1939...gAAOSwMmBV6kuM
and here:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-1939...wAAOSwHnFV6kN8
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Just for fun, here's a close-up.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...911/3pQko7.jpg
detail
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ethereal_reality Oct 16, 2015 9:43 PM

for sale on eBay.

"Signed Photogravure Print, Intersection of 1st & Hill St. Bunker Hill, Los Angeles 1939."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...908/aV1P8x.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...633/tPo2g5.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/William-Reag...cAAOSw~bFWIAtq



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...909/3BaVjs.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/William-Reag...cAAOSw~bFWIAtq

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MartinTurnbull Oct 16, 2015 11:37 PM

The view from the old courthouse (Broadway and Temple) in 1899
 
I recently posted this photo (I found on Pinterest) of the LA City Hall on my Facebook page:

http://www.martinturnbull.com/wp-con...circa-1951.jpg

and in one of the replies, someone who follows my page posted this photo which she said: "Here's a view from the old courthouse (Broadway and Temple) in 1899 looking southeast towards Main and 1st Street. Los Angeles Street is on the far left." The photo was so pristine and in color I questioned her about the year, and she said that it was colorized (and therefore, I presume, cleaned up, too.)

http://www.martinturnbull.com/wp-con...e-far-left.jpg

Then someone else posted another photo from the same angle (but a little more north) as the first photo. I love the noirish (pun intended) graininess of the shot, and those heavy clouds behind.

http://www.martinturnbull.com/wp-con...-the-north.jpg

tovangar2 Oct 16, 2015 11:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MartinTurnbull (Post 7200708)
...someone who follows my page posted this photo which she said: "Here's a view from the old courthouse (Broadway and Temple) in 1899 looking southeast towards Main and 1st Street....

http://www.martinturnbull.com/wp-con...e-far-left.jpg



Thank goodness for Vibiana. I was just thinking earlier how she's enabled me to get my bearings in so many photos.




PS

CC Pierce's whole triptych is here

rick m Oct 17, 2015 12:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7200575)

Oy Vey- The Temple Beth Israel can be seen in the middle left - and it was the Olive block between Temple St.and Court St.- this scene was on California St. with No. Hill at the intersection- Reagh's rare booboo,d location note !!

rick m Oct 17, 2015 12:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7200575)

Reagh's only booboo with his notes- This is the block of apts on California nearing No. Hill- See the Temple Beth Israel in this background-and it was just south of Temple on Olive--

rood68 Oct 17, 2015 12:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7199198)
:previous: rood68, thank you so much for this description of R.H. Rood.
I know it wasn't easy, especially with the way the seller kept adding Rood's photographs to eBay piecemeal (over a period of several months).




Here are some of the photographs R.H. Rood took while he was a guard at the Hollywood Bowl for an actor's benefit in 1922.


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...901/8Zg7eQ.jpg
eBay





http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...903/blGM8o.jpg
eBay




The list of silent film stars participating in this event is simply amazing!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...911/TLhRTr.jpg
eBay



29 tents set up for 29 stars!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...907/0w1sjh.jpg
eBay




The two tents below are more elaborate than the plain white tents in the photograph above. (entry gate maybe?)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...907/Y05b7v.jpg
eBay

:previous: I'm also curious about that house in the background.



Mr. Rood, "Guard Duty"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...905/xCJDaq.jpg
eBay




A view backstage. -note the Metro Pictures Corporation sign.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...901/63WVqw.jpg
eBay



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...911/44G1yF.jpg
eBay





http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...903/nd9F1a.jpg
eBay




more actors....

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...910/10ToP0.jpg
eBay




night photo

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...633/eV4OMg.jpg
eBay



I honestly believe these rare photographs belong in a museum. It's frustrating that the eBay seller sold them off individually.


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Museums want donations, usually. They do not often make purchases. The seller is within his right to sell the photos, as was my right to buy some for my collection. if we as a society, couldnt chase treasures for private collections, society wouldnt appreciate museums. In my humble opinion. I wish I had gotten the photos from the stage actors benefit. But I have a Bebe Daniels archive so Im glad I did get two bebe daniels photos As I said I did buy a bunch of Mr Roods photos from his days with the Los Angeles City Council office. Stuff like this just sits in warehouses when it does get donated to libraries or museums. Often museums and libraries dont have time or money to properly catalog items. Mr Hoods photos has me interested in researching Paul G Hoffman further. ....It seems Mr. Rood was a part-time chauffeur in the 1920s, but for whom? For the City Council? For Fox studios, where he allegedly also worked? One photo shows him at the Stage Actor Benefit, marked "guard." I doubt he was a guard. He perhaps was waiting for whichever hollywood star he chauffered that evening. In the 1930s, he took full time employment with the City Council. I just received in the mail my delivery of the Bebe Daniels photos. I didnt realize how small the snapshots are, although the image is clear enough, and close-up enough to be considered a decent shot, regardless of the small size.


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