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CityBoyDoug Jul 14, 2017 1:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 7864568)
I just deleted my account with them. (My account was very modest, only 85 or 86 pix.) I hope to find a replacement service in due course. Most certainly, I'll meantime still be present here, and posting textually when I have some comment to contribute, as it's just too wonderful here to leave. . . . I . . . I just can't quit you, NLA . . . ;)

10 years ago I was told that Photobucket was one of best hosting sites. Its purpose was to host photos so that you could post them to forums, websites etc.

It was free also but for a limited number of photos. That's understandable. I went for it like millions of other people. Today it seems like that was a slow motion lie. Now its turned out that they are one of the worst and most ruthless. They let us post for many years and then punk millions of their Free accounts with a huge and eternal bill. [In four years the hosting of my photos would cost me $1200.]

Are any of the photo hosting sites ethical ?

Update Just now they have sent me a 2nd email: " WE NOTICED THAT YOU HAVE BEEN USING PHOTOBUCKET FOR 3RD PARTY HOSTING
PLEASE UPGRADE TO A PLUS 500 PLAN." [their most expensive Plan...$400 per year.] [ If they Host photos but not for linking...what is the point of their whole operation??? Madness.]

GaylordWilshire Jul 14, 2017 2:55 PM

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/vq...w=w780-h508-noUSC


I found this image in my files--it is of the Phi Delta Chi house at 2630 Severance after a fire in 1962. The result of the reconstruction is still seen there today...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/as...Q=w978-h648-noGSV

ethereal_reality Jul 14, 2017 6:17 PM

:previous: Thanks for digging up that old pic GW. I didn't realize there was a fire.

I think the house still looks great.

HossC Jul 14, 2017 7:00 PM

It's the end of another week, and Julius Shulman takes us to Beverly Hills once again. This is "Job 76: Alvin Lustig, Monte Factor, Ltd., 1947". I'm posting about half of the images in the set.

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

There wasn't much stock on display inside, except ties.

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

The jackets were hidden behind doors.

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

I think that the next two images show window displays.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4.jpg~original

Is that a Sousaphone?

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...5.jpg~original

The last image shows some fancy stationery and boxes.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...6.jpg~original

All from Getty Research Institute

In case you can't make out the address on the stationery, Monte Factor Ltd was at 270 N Beverly Hills Drive. The building has gone.

ethereal_reality Jul 14, 2017 7:10 PM

Wilshire Sanitarium postcard, 1956

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/WVxQ1J.jpg
https://miraclemilela.com/the-miracl...postcard-1956/ 910 s. fairfax

I wasn't aware of a sanitarium at this address.

It was later known as Westside Hospital.

HossC Jul 14, 2017 7:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7863679)

Hoss refresh my memory, have we seen this 1932 photograph by Julius Shulman? (odds are we have)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/9VfQy9.jpg
http://theredlist.com/wiki-2-16-601-...an-julius.html

Mr. Shulman would only have been 22 years old when he took this photograph.

It looks like early morning to me.

Sorry, e_r, I forgot to answer your question the other day. I don't remember posting any Julius Shulman images of the gasometers. The earliest Shulman photoset I can see in the Getty collection is 1935, but USC has some which seem to be slightly earlier.

ethereal_reality Jul 14, 2017 7:16 PM

Thanks Hoss.


Two rare images of film director Norman Taurog


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/fW1Abc.jpg
found on ebay, several years ago

I guess that's one way to keep water in your radiator. (and what's up with the wheels?)



Getting a shoe shine with two unknown gentlemen.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/mlx5DV.jpg
ebay

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ethereal_reality Jul 14, 2017 7:45 PM

I'm going through some old files this morning and found this image of Santa Monica Blvd. and Overland Avenue in 1960.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/K6I8tH.jpg
ebay

I believe that's a Travelodge on the far right.
__


This one.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...924/xYWNSN.jpg
http://www.theroute-66.com/los-angeles.html
_

ethereal_reality Jul 14, 2017 8:03 PM

A bit of 1907 ephemera from my old files.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/Eqd8wj.jpg
ebay

reverse
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/1h9ha3.jpg







I wonder if any of the people below are on their way to the Germain Building? (mid-distance on the right)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/HbDQmz.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...id/19940/rec/1 1907

for search purposes:
Gilmore & Lee
Watchmakers tools
318 Germain Bldg.
224 So. Spring Street
Los Angeles, Cal.

Martin Pal Jul 14, 2017 10:59 PM

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A couple FYI's:

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7865534)

Two rare images of film director Norman Taurog
___________________________________________________________________

Norman Taurog held the distinction of being the youngest director ever to win a Best Directing Oscar, for the movie SKIPPY (1931),
until this year when Damien Chazelle won the award for directing LA LA LAND.


Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7865573)
I'm going through some old files this morning and found this image of Santa Monica Blvd. and Overland Avenue in 1960.

I believe that's a Travelodge on the far right.
__________________________________________________________________


It's the "Temple View" Travelodge because on the far left are the grounds of the Mormon Temple.

https://assets.hipmunk.com/assets/ho...08b319af20.jpg

It's now the Azul Inn.

https://www.hotelsharbor.com/Azul-In...-Century-City/

CityBoyDoug Jul 15, 2017 10:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7864762)
10 years ago I was told that Photobucket was one of best hosting sites. Its purpose was to host photos so that you could post them to forums, websites etc.

It was free also but for a limited number of photos. That's understandable. I went for it like millions of other people. Today it seems like that was a slow motion lie. Now its turned out that they are one of the worst and most ruthless. They let us post for many years and then punk millions of their Free accounts with a huge and eternal bill. [In four years the hosting of my photos would cost me $1200.]

Are any of the photo hosting sites ethical ?

Update Just now they have sent me a 2nd email: " WE NOTICED THAT YOU HAVE BEEN USING PHOTOBUCKET FOR 3RD PARTY HOSTING
PLEASE UPGRADE TO A PLUS 500 PLAN." [their most expensive Plan...$400 per year.] [ If they Host photos but not for linking...what is the point of their whole operation??? Madness.]


Photobucket should NEVER have offered free accounts if they were not going to allow 3rd Party Hosting or any type of free linking. That's whole reason for their hosting site.

They should have been honest about this issue but they chose to be deceitful. After ten years they have decided to pull the plug on millions of free accounts.

Earl Boebert Jul 15, 2017 4:08 PM

I tipped Ars Technica to the Photobucket mess. Maybe this will generate a little adverse publicity.

Cheers,

Earl

CityBoyDoug Jul 15, 2017 5:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Earl Boebert (Post 7866114)
I tipped Ars Technica to the Photobucket mess. Maybe this will generate a little adverse publicity.

Cheers,

Earl

https://fstoppers.com/originals/phot...ervices-182200

As the link above relates, millions of people worldwide are stunned and furious.

Many people mirror what I say...the whole purpose of PB is linking. But that linking is now gonna cost you $40 a month.

HossC Jul 15, 2017 7:00 PM

Julius Shulman visited today's subject twice, so I've picked three images from each set. The first is "Job 1175: Craig Ellwood, Hale House (Beverly Hills, Calif.), 1951".

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

Here's the rear of the house.

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

The living area with access to the garden.

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

All from Getty Research Institute

The second set is from a year later. It's "Job 1291: Craig Ellwood, Hale House (Beverly Hills, Calif.), 1952". The first image shows the kitchen.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4.jpg~original

The bathroom.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...5.jpg~original

I'll finish the Shulman pictures with one of the two color shots (which I've tweaked a little).

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...6.jpg~original

All from Getty Research Institute

The house is at 9618 Yoakum Drive, Beverly Hills. According to the property sites, it hasn't been sold since 1969.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...7.jpg~original
GSV

Earl Boebert Jul 15, 2017 10:34 PM

To my untrained eye, this has the look of the Eichler homes in Northern California -- with the exception of being on the side of a hill.

Cheers,

Earl

Flyingwedge Jul 16, 2017 5:00 AM

More Downtown LA Views
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 7761195)
The Huntington Digital Library dates this photo 1948, but that can't be right. At the right margin we see a bit of the Baker Block,
which was demolished in 1942. Also, the U.S. Hotel, which had been on the SE corner of N. Main and E. Market (opposite the NE
corner of City Hall) until it was torn down in 1939, has been replaced by a new building:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...t.jpg~original

487987 at HDL

I'd already uploaded some pix to Photobucket before I learned of the price increase, so I might as well post them.

Union Station with Terminal Annex under construction to the north as seen from City Hall, 1939. At the bottom center of the
photo, westbound Aliso ends at Los Angeles St., but a short jog to the north puts you on little Arcadia Street, on the north side
of the Baker Block, which we see part of next to the lower left corner (behind the writing). Narrow and unseen Sanchez Street,
running south from the tree-covered Plaza, ends at Arcadia. Main Street is in the extreme lower left corner:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...j.jpg~original

UCLA/Islandora


This aerial looking north at City Hall is also dated 1939, but it seems more like c. 1946:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...t.jpg~original

UCLA/Islandora


Here's an enlargement of part of the photo's right half. Before it was torn down in 1942, the Baker Block was on
Main St. to the right of the blue line. Instead, we see an extended Aliso Street, to its north a narrow island, then
Arcadia Street. Now Aliso and Arcadia are separated by the 101 Freeway. What looks like early work on the freeway
is visible on the west side of Main Street, just north of the Federal Building:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...r.jpg~original


This is an enlargement of part of the left half. Temple runs across the bottom, with Hill, Broadway, and Spring the
cross streets. California Street is north of Temple and west from Hill, above the tunnel. I think I see the Banning
home and carriage house among the other buildings still occupying Ft. Moore Hill:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...m.jpg~original

CityBoyDoug Jul 16, 2017 12:53 PM

This is an old LA public safety scare photo of what could happen if you're waiting for a street car and.....

I believe a group of concerned citizens were advocating for some changes.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4300/...ec994b_o_d.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/isle_o...in/dateposted/

HossC Jul 16, 2017 7:00 PM

Here's another Julius Shulman photoset which doesn't come with a location, but represents the store in the middle of the last century. It's "Job 468: Chaix and Johnson, The Broadway (Department Store), Men's Store, 1949". The images I've left out just show the same subjects from different angles.

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

That's quite a selection of hats. The amount of merchandise on display is a big contrast to the menswear store in Beverly Hills which I posted a couple of days ago (and the sets are only two years apart).

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

A couple of Pan American travel posters to help sell the luggage.

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

The final shot looks back to where we started.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4.jpg~original

All from Getty Research Institute

ProphetM Jul 16, 2017 11:04 PM

Using Google Photos to embed images
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7864762)
10 years ago I was told that Photobucket was one of best hosting sites. Its purpose was to host photos so that you could post them to forums, websites etc.

It was free also but for a limited number of photos. That's understandable. I went for it like millions of other people. Today it seems like that was a slow motion lie. Now its turned out that they are one of the worst and most ruthless. They let us post for many years and then punk millions of their Free accounts with a huge and eternal bill. [In four years the hosting of my photos would cost me $1200.]

Are any of the photo hosting sites ethical ?

Although Google has finished turning Picasa Web Albums into Google Photos and the wonderful old interface is now gone, all of my photos remain in the new interface and should still be live in this thread. I did a quick search and loaded up a random post of mine from 5 years ago - the photo remains, and when viewing just the image by itself it can be resized by changing the URL in the same way as it used to be. I'm not sure if the embedding functionality will continue but Google seems to be intent on keeping the former Picasa Web Albums photos in an archive indefinitely. My photos posted to the thread in the past seem safe for now.

The Google Photos interface is dumbed-down and less versatile, and although it appears to support a kludge-y method of embedding photos involving copying image locations with really long URLs, judging by Google support forum posts, this method only works temporarily and the embedded photos will soon disappear. :( :hell:

I am going to leave the test post below, with the method I determined for embedding photos I had already uploaded to Picasa Web Albums, and I will check back to see if they persist.

Here is a photo of the Los Angeles Theatre downtown, from the 2016 Night on Broadway event. I have linked it two different ways to see what happens in a forum thread. This first way is using the 'Share' button in the Google Photos interface and then using 'Get Link' to create a link, and embedding that directly below this line, followed by a separate URL link:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/my29czv5lXyyejLq1

This link goes to the photo, but contained within a Google Photos interface. Which is why the same link placed above it in IMG tags does not work to display the photo in-thread.

Clearly this method is useless for placing photos in-thread. But it works ok to link images.

The second method is to right-click on the image I'm viewing in Google Photos and select 'Copy image location' from my browser's context menu, and embedding that with IMG tags, which I have done immediately below, followed once again by a URL link:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/8e...=w1309-h871-no

Here is a link straight to the photo, just quote my post to see the super-long URL!

This is an extremely long link but it seems to work. Let me know if you do not see a total of 3 visible images over the course of this post.

Judging by Google support posts, it may not work in some forums without adding .jpg or ?.jpg to the end. It also has size info at the end of the URL (in the image above, that portion is "w1309-h871-no"). I can change this, just like I used to be able to change the Picasa URLs. I am not sure what the "-no" represents, but the 'w' and 'h' specify width and height. Back in the Picasa days the same thing was done with /s1000/ in the URL to specify 1000 pixel width, or s1200, s800, etc. for whatever size you want. This new usage works the same way. I can change that portion to "w1000" and delete the remainder "-h871-no", and I will get an image 1000 pixels wide:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/8e...82oSbkAA=w1000

Or I can delete the 'w' figure and change the 'h' figure to h200 and get an image 200 pixels high:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/8e...X82oSbkAA=h200

I can't change the w and h independently to stretch an image - if you change both it just seems to use the one that results in the smallest image.

So, I will have to check back to this post in the future and see if these images persist, or if they eventually disappear as seems to be the case for people who posted in Google's product forums about it last fall. If something is different for you, the viewer, based on your feedback I will try to edit the post to reflect the new information.

I will also need to experiment for future images that I will upload directly using Google Photos, as the desktop Picasa app no longer seems to work to upload to new folders in batches. I will need to experiment some more but I didn't want to put any more in one post.

Picasa was so much easier and Google's decision to dump it without an adequate replacement was a stupid, stupid move that feels like going backwards. :koko:

rentatrip Jul 16, 2017 11:28 PM

Need more info for ..."FRENCHY's DINER" 3rd at Hope Street
 
an old friend used to have an Aunt who owned and operated FRENCHY's CAFE on south corner of ? 3rd at Hope ? , one block "up" from Grand ...Very near Angel's Flight ...does anyone have any pix that would show FRENCHY's CAFE on 300 block of HOPE STREET or close to it ? The cafe may have been on the south side of street & it may have been on Bunker Hill , which is one block up from Grand .


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