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GaylordWilshire Feb 18, 2020 7:43 PM

:previous:

In the 1955 BH phone book, Davis was at 321 N. Maple Drive. Looks like the post office is on the site now, or part of it is....

Martin Pal Feb 18, 2020 8:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Godzilla (Post 8833826)
Wasn't there a recent NLA post regarding Angels Flight surrounds being prepped for filming?


Wild guess: Perry Mason.
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Yes, there were a couple posts last Sept. on that. I was going to guess it might be Perry Mason filming, but the recent photos have 1940's autos and the P.M. series is set in the 30's.

Robert Petersen's Hidden History L.A. Instagram acct. has 4 photos featuring these autos, and a bus, from two days ago of the recent film shooting on Spring Street.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B8mwRk8ARlp/

Martin Pal Feb 18, 2020 8:58 PM

:previous:

I noticed this in something I was reading online a bit ago:

Filming in Los Angeles today:
TV Series: A League of Their Own
Location: W 5th St & S Spring St, Los Angeles (6:00 AM – 8:00 PM)

Yes, apparently Amazon is filming a TV series version of the original film, with different characters. (There was a series in the 90's of this that ran 5 episodes.)
Which explains why the 4th photo in the instagram link in the above post has an Illinois license plate. The team is the Rockford (Illinois) Peaches.

HossC Feb 18, 2020 11:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8834711)

PLAYING CARD:...Davis Manufacturing Co....Beverly Hills, California

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/Cy39zO.jpg
eBay (found a long time ago.

This ball valve factory looks HUGE! Where in Beverly Hills? (WeHo maybe. .but Beverly Hills) :shrug:

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 8834740)

In the 1955 BH phone book, Davis was at 321 N. Maple Drive. Looks like the post office is on the site now, or part of it is....

Here's the factory in 1937. I think the playing card shows a later view.

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...facturing1.jpg
mil.library.ucsb.edu

Flyingwedge Feb 19, 2020 12:41 AM

Monowheel
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 8834337)


Hancock was the brand of gasoline, not a signifier of the location. Bob's was at 1230 W Olympic Blvd, the sec of Blaine Street. The tall building in the background is the Mayfair Hotel at Seventh and Hartford, which I think like those wheelcycles we've seen on NLA before.


https://i.postimg.cc/0jP4XKnk/mayfair1-bmp.jpg


I found three monowheel posts, but they were almost seven years ago (good memory, GW!):

1.
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6084457)
I wish I knew more about this contraption.

Los Angeles
http://imageshack.us/a/img94/3028/aa...motorwheel.jpg
Loomis Dean
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2. (pics missing)
https://forum.skyscraperpage.com/sho...ostcount=13879


3.
Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 6084735)
These look fun but are relatively unstable. Click the YouTube link below and see one of these in action. Strictly something for the daredevil boys.

http://youtu.be/K4YmVP6i4qw


CityBoyDoug Feb 19, 2020 3:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 8835133)
I found three monowheel posts, but they were almost seven years ago (good memory, GW!):

1.



2. (pics missing)
https://forum.skyscraperpage.com/sho...ostcount=13879


3..Quote:
Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug View Post
These look fun but are relatively unstable. Click the YouTube link below and see one of these in action. Strictly something for the daredevil boys.

http://youtu.be/K4YmVP6i4qw

Hey thanks....looks like I posted this about 7 years ago. I should rely on ER for memory items.

http://www.ozpolitic.com/album/forum...gg-on-face.jpg

riichkay Feb 19, 2020 9:01 AM

Putting the Noir back into Noirish L.A., Examiner style....


https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...psnzl2tlyu.jpg

Attempt suicide (ocean at Venice), 19 November 1952. Mrs Bernice McClelland -- 24 years (victim) L/R, Venice lifeguard Bill O'Sullivan, who made rescue; Mrs Bernice McClelland, 24; Venice lifeguard Chuck King



https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...psm38wsp5p.jpg

Auto versus laundry truck crash (5th Street and Grand Avenue), January 23 1953....Bystanders turning the truck right-side-up to extricate driver.



https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...psiltrnjxr.jpg

Driver shown in street after truck righted.



https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...psrs1hpjxh.jpg

Kid falls (apartment house at 334 South Figueroa Street), falls from porch, December 28 1952. Anna Lee Norton -- 6 years (on stretcher); Geraldine Norton (mother);



https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...psx8any4y8.jpg

Apt House at 334 S Fig. showing top floor porch from which Anna fell.



https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...psyn0xhgki.jpg

Truck wreck at 4400 block on East Washington Boulevard, January 26 1953



https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...pssmtlinnf.jpg

Woman dead at Hotel Trenton, 427 South Olive Street, 6 June 1952....D.F Mortell (Fingerprint expert).....Mrs Bertha Waugh -- 23 years (victim) died of acute alcoholism.



https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...psurbklwcm.jpg

Roberts suicide, 6 May 1952. Mrs Mary Lowell Roberts (victim); Officer Dan Christensen....note the composition on this one, with the officer's face framed in the table mirror.



https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...psjl28am3c.jpg

Boy drowned (Eagle Rock), 15 May 1952. Kenneth Stolo -- 6 years (victim)...;Mr and Mrs Nick Stolo (Parents)....Pool where he drowned on grounds of Thomas Cheney -- 2527 Hill Drive.



https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...psud7dn39g.jpg

News dealer murder (West Los Angeles), 31 March 1952. Fred C Bayha (victim, Examiner news dealer)



https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...ps9sogtdj3.jpg

News dealer murder....Detective Don Shepherd (takes fingerprints from adding machine).



https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...psakea1jbi.jpg

Nude photos, 22 April 1952....William H. Door -- 33 years



https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...psezgbnh7a.jpg

Mr. Door was peddling his smut out of this building, address unidentified.



https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...psggj8yzia.jpg



https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...psxzmeon1l.jpg



https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...psd9ezmcoq.jpg

Arroyo Seco Leaper, 14 April 1952. Unidentified body of man who leaped from York Boulevard Bridge onto out-bound lane of Arroyo Seco Parkway.



https://i1381.photobucket.com/albums...psb4ifnqc2.jpg

Attack suspects, 07 April 1952. Daniel Arzaga Briones -- 26 years; Frank F Rodriguez -- 25 years....I previously posted another Examiner photo of these gentlemen in close-up.

GaylordWilshire Feb 19, 2020 3:52 PM

:previous:

Cynical of me given her unhappiness, but I too might have thought being rescued by Mr. O'Sullivan to be just what the doctor ordered.

A tribute to his life: http://countyrecurrent.blogspot.com/...-in-peace.html


https://i.postimg.cc/8Px60RsV/osullivan2-bmp.jpg


I didn't see anything in the Times about the auicide attempt, but this turned up in the Colton Courier on Nov 20:


https://i.postimg.cc/x8b5LcSn/coltoncourier-bmp.jpg


Fred's Cafe was at 1603 Ocean Front in the '52 Santa Monica directory....

Noir_Noir Feb 19, 2020 4:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by riichkay (Post 8835484)

Nude photos, 22 April 1952....William H. Door -- 33 years


https://i.imgur.com/Fd4xhOZ.jpg


Mr. Door was peddling his smut out of this building, address unidentified.




The building was at 6208 Santa Monica Blvd.


https://i.imgur.com/IpzNcTg.jpg
paraphiliamagazine.com


Things did not end well for William and his girlfriend in 1963.


https://i.imgur.com/Rh24SFg.jpg
cdnc.ucr.edu - Santa Cruz Sentinel 20 November 1963


More of his story -

WILLIAM H. DOOR: MURDER OF A SUNSET STRIP SMUT KING

ethereal_reality Feb 19, 2020 5:02 PM

:previous: You beat me to it by 4 minutes, Noir Noir. ;)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/fEYLCU.jpg
paraphiliamagazine


6208 Santa Monica Blvd. [today]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/hIqy69.jpg
GSV

I was in such a hurry to post I haven't found out (yet) if the double murder was solved. ....*continues to google maniacally*


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ethereal_reality Feb 20, 2020 6:20 AM

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"1927 AP Paramount News Photo, Miss Bobby Mack Woman Flagpole Sitter, Los Angeles."

I'll never understand how flagpole sitting became a fad.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/TAvVWq.jpg
eBay

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/4Yx7sj.jpg


I was able to find out two things:
#1 Bobby Mack should be spelled Bobbie Mack. .and. .#2 Bobbie Mack was also an aviator.

I see that Remington Typewriters are sold in the building directly across the street.

I also see Marion Davies' name on the side of a building. (above the auto park sign)

I don't know what rooftop Bobbie and the flagpole are on.


for search purposes:...hotel jovita... hotel cecil
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CaliNative Feb 20, 2020 6:31 AM

What Happened to all the Gasometers?
 
They were so common before the 1980s. Then, Poof! Gone. Why? Plus, were they storage for natural gas (methane) or manufactured gas ("town gas")? I always assumed methane from wells.

CityBoyDoug Feb 20, 2020 6:54 AM

https://66.media.tumblr.com/f82d17de...9i8o1_1280.jpg
old computer file

JimCraig Feb 20, 2020 2:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8835721)
:previous: You beat me to it by 4 minutes, Noir Noir. ;)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/fEYLCU.jpg
paraphiliamagazine


6208 Santa Monica Blvd. [today]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/hIqy69.jpg
GSV

I was in such a hurry to post I haven't found out (yet) if the double murder was solved. ....*continues to google maniacally*


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Mr. Door rests at Forest Lawn in Glendale:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/...iam-henry-door

I was unable to locate the grave of Ellen Criss.

ethereal_reality Feb 20, 2020 4:15 PM

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/8aOcHT.jpg
findagrave

"DADDY"

I didn't know he had a kid.

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Noir_Noir Feb 20, 2020 5:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimCraig (Post 8836768)
Mr. Door rests at Forest Lawn in Glendale:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/...iam-henry-door

I was unable to locate the grave of Ellen Criss.


Ellen was buried in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.

https://i.imgur.com/O3jwoP4.jpg
findagrave.com



Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8836852)



He had a son ... and a house near Malibu Lake.


https://i.imgur.com/jJfPeZx.jpg
newspapers.com - Dayton Daily News 23 Nov 1963



This is a song from the last LP his record company released before his murder. Credited as Bill Door, he produced and directed The Ballad Of Fanny Hill on Fax Records.


Video Link

HossC Feb 20, 2020 8:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8836618)

"1927 AP Paramount News Photo, Miss Bobby Mack Woman Flagpole Sitter, Los Angeles."

I'll never understand how flagpole sitting became a fad.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/TAvVWq.jpg
eBay

I don't know what rooftop Bobbie and the flagpole are on.

The flagpole was on the castellated building on the left. If you zoom in, you can see the Remington Typewriters building (although you can't read the sign), the edge of the "RADIO CUT RATE ELECTRIC" sign (seen better here) and the edge of the Hotel Jovita sign.

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...8thSpring1.jpg
USC Digital Library

Here's a better view of the flagpole building from about 20 years earlier.

Photograph of the external view of the Armory Building, on the corner of Eighth Street and Spring Street, Los Angeles, ca.1908. The castle-like building stands about three-stories tall. An American flag stands on top of the tower (corner of building). The tower, like the rest of the building, has battlements all the way around it. Buttresses with pyramid-like spires reinforce the building's structure at intervals all around the building.

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...8thSpring2.jpg
USC Digital Library

JimCraig Feb 20, 2020 9:26 PM

[QUOTE=Noir_Noir;8836976]Ellen was buried in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.

https://i.imgur.com/O3jwoP4.jpg
findagrave.com



I'm pretty adept at Find a Grave but how on earth did you figure out that Ellen Criss was Ernestine Ting?

CityBoyDoug Feb 21, 2020 2:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Noir_Noir (Post 8835710)
The building was at 6208 Santa Monica Blvd.


https://i.imgur.com/IpzNcTg.jpg
paraphiliamagazine.com


Things did not end well for William and his girlfriend in 1963.


https://i.imgur.com/Rh24SFg.jpg
cdnc.ucr.edu - Santa Cruz Sentinel 20 November 1963


More of his story -

WILLIAM H. DOOR: MURDER OF A SUNSET STRIP SMUT KING

Dead Mr. Door's ''smut'' was considered dirty and cheap in 1963.
The author Jim Linderman of PARAPHILIA MAGAZINE [link directly above] should see what's available in 2020. It makes Door's material of 1963 look demure and tame.

ethereal_reality Feb 21, 2020 4:18 AM

re: Davis Manufacturing Co. Playing Card, Beverly Hills CA

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...921/Cy39zO.jpg
eBay

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8835040)
Here's the factory in 1937. I think the playing card shows a later view.

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...facturing1.jpg
mil.library.ucsb.edu

:previous: Thanks for locating the Davis Manufacturing Co. plant, Hoss. I really appreciate it. :)





While looking for more advertising playing cards I happened upon this deck of Royal Los Angeles.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...921/6WvqUf.jpghttps://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/RQanPU.jpg
eBay

Unfortunately, the seller doesn't include any information about them. :(

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