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CityBoyDoug Mar 7, 2020 11:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Hookster (Post 8854243)
They were obviously singing your praises Hoss!!! :)

If by chance your user name is Bonanza related, My father also did some work with them when he produced this album by the cast...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...6762cc50_o.jpgUntitled by l, on Flickr

It is still available on Amazon and YouTube in it's entirety... I remember he said he took Lorne Greene to lunch at The Brown Derby during one of the days they were recording and they were mobbed... Bonanza was in it's peak then!

Onward we go!

Hookster :)

Hello Hookster and all:

I believe this is the URL for this 1962 album. Yes Bonanza was popular at that time with an audience of 42 million...up there with Lucy.

https://youtu.be/jleVbUJDyDE

Earl Boebert Mar 8, 2020 12:02 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8853529)
Still searching for the John Woolf designed 'spiral-staircase in the entryway' mystery house.

[snip

I still believe the house has a connection with Gary Cooper since his wife 'Rocky' and two other women were photographed in front of it.


Here's a closer look at the three women. Rocky is on the right.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/Prs1aR.jpg
jean howard papers


I believe the woman in the middle is Gary Cooper's daughter, Maria Cooper Janis. She's still alive and has a Facebook page. I tried to contact her through it but failed. Maybe somebody who is more Facebook savvy than I am (I hate that site) could have better luck.

If it is Maria Cooper in the middle, her apparent age and the ladies' fashions would lead me to guess the picture was from the mid to late 1950s.

Cheers,

Earl

odinthor Mar 8, 2020 12:17 AM

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Could Madam at left be Mrs. Cooper's mother?

I see a family resemblance, and a generational-length difference of age. And so perhaps this is a three-generations pic.

Just guessin'! :hmmm:

Noir_Noir Mar 8, 2020 2:19 AM

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I think it is her mother, Veronica Gibbons Balfe. She died in 1958.

Her brother was the famed art director/production designer Cedric Gibbons who designed the Oscar statuette and proceeded to win eleven of them.


This link has a list of projects that John Woolf's practice was involved with.

Online Archive of California


He designed a house for the photograph's taker Jean Howard and one for Mrs. "Rocky" Cooper's second husband John Converse.

Promising I thought ... the mystery house is bound to be in there somewhere.

I checked out the LA area projects from the 1950's but could not turn up the house in e_r's pictures. :(

Someone might have better luck than I did if they give it a shot. :)

Earl Boebert Mar 8, 2020 2:42 AM

Maybe the house was not in Los Angeles.

At least we're homing in on a date pre-1958.

Cheers,

Earl

Earl Boebert Mar 8, 2020 2:55 PM

https://i.redd.it/k3oth6h5yn631.jpg

https://i.redd.it/k3oth6h5yn631.jpg

Here's a picture of Maria Cooper on the set of High Noon in 1952. Later photos have her with a longer hair style so I would guess the photos of the house are from the earlier part of the 1950s. Which may narrow the search a bit.

Cheers,

Earl

CityBoyDoug Mar 8, 2020 5:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Earl Boebert (Post 8854633)
https://i.redd.it/k3oth6h5yn631.jpg

https://i.redd.it/k3oth6h5yn631.jpg

Here's a picture of Maria Cooper on the set of High Noon in 1952. Later photos have her with a longer hair style so I would guess the photos of the house are from the earlier part of the 1950s. Which may narrow the search a bit.

Cheers,

Earl

http://img4.bdbphotos.com/images/700...p.jpg?skj2io4l
whoisdatingwho

Maria Cooper on a hot date with Tab Hunter....wow, was she the lucky girl.

Her next date was with Tony Perkins. How does she manage it?

Earl Boebert Mar 8, 2020 7:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Noir_Noir (Post 8854426)
:previous:


I think it is her mother, Veronica Gibbons Balfe. She died in 1958.

Her brother was the famed art director/production designer Cedric Gibbons who designed the Oscar statuette and proceeded to win eleven of them.


This link has a list of projects that John Woolf's practice was involved with.

Online Archive of California


He designed a house for the photograph's taker Jean Howard and one for Mrs. "Rocky" Cooper's second husband John Converse.

Promising I thought ... the mystery house is bound to be in there somewhere.

I checked out the LA area projects from the 1950's but could not turn up the house in e_r's pictures. :(

Someone might have better luck than I did if they give it a shot. :)

Tantalizing entry in that archive:

http://www.boebertandblossom.com/LAN...ophetHouse.jpg

Hmmm, Jean Howard photograph, and the dates are right.

Fred Prophet was evidently a vending machine mogul in Los Angeles. The current house on the property was built in 2012.

FWIW, as always.

Cheers,

Earl

BillinGlendaleCA Mar 8, 2020 8:31 PM

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Originally Posted by BDiH (Post 8853453)
The black and white photo of Westwood in the 1930s show the Janss Dome, headquarters for the Janss Investment Company. It is still a landmark building in Westwood. I met Harold Janss, a couple of years before his death, in Westwood and had the pleasure of speaking to the man who helped create the UCLA campus and Westwood Village. All of us who attended UCLA know the famous Janss Steps, named after Harold and his brother, Edwin Janss Sr.

Here is a brief biography of Harold Janss and his family.

Harold Janns was born in 1889 and died in 1972. Harold was the son-in-law of Arthur Letts who owned several acres of land in what is now Westwood, California. Letts had Harold develop the area for housing and with his brother Edwin, the two men ran the Janss Investment Company. Harold and his brother were responsible for moving UCLA from Hollywood to its present location in Westwood. Although Letts wanted the land to be sold to the wealthy for large estates and homes, Harold sold the land to the middle-class of Los Angeles and in 1926, Kelton Avenue was the first street to be developed. Since then, the area has quickly become populated and somewhat congested with apartments, condos, office buildings and several stores and movie theaters.

I grew up in a town developed by the Janns, Thousand Oaks, and then headed to a college where it and the surrounding community were also developed by the Janns family(UCLA obviously).

UphillDonkey Mar 8, 2020 9:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Earl Boebert (Post 8854327)
Is that a Rover P4 behind the pale blue Buick hardtop? If so, a pretty rara avis even for Los Angeles.

Cheers,

Earl

It's an early 1950's Hillman Minx from England

https://i.postimg.cc/D08gXFH5/HILLMA...1-BROCHURE.jpg
http://www.autoarkiv.dk/CAR%20BROCHU..._BROCHURE.html

Earl Boebert Mar 8, 2020 9:14 PM

^^^

Well done!

Cheers,

Earl

Hookster Mar 8, 2020 11:38 PM

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Originally Posted by UphillDonkey (Post 8854872)

Life is better when you drive a Minx! :cheers:

My Grandmother lived on Franklin Place near Highland & Franklin and drove an Austin America when I was young... I saw much of the Hollywood area through it’s windows but, it also spent much of it’s time at the Richfield station on Cahuenga near Barham waiting for parts to arrive from England!

Onward we go!!!

Noir_Noir Mar 9, 2020 1:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Earl Boebert (Post 8854788)
Tantalizing entry in that archive:

http://www.boebertandblossom.com/LAN...ophetHouse.jpg

Hmmm, Jean Howard photograph, and the dates are right.

Fred Prophet was evidently a vending machine mogul in Los Angeles. The current house on the property was built in 2012.

FWIW, as always.

Cheers,

Earl



I think you've got it EB. :tup:

The colored arrows say yes. :D

https://i.imgur.com/FlTYs6T.jpg
mil.library.ucsb.edu

Earl Boebert Mar 9, 2020 3:35 AM

Team effort; always the best kind. Couldn't have done it without the other postings.

Cheers,

Earl

Noir_Noir Mar 9, 2020 4:02 AM

:previous:

What became of the handsome hound that sat guard at the gates of 1011 N. Crescent Drive in 1953?

Replaced by a pale imposter of indeterminate breed in the intervening years before demolition in 2009. :shrug:


https://i.imgur.com/loQ1qnq.jpg
GSV - 2009

ethereal_reality Mar 9, 2020 4:53 AM

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Excellent work EVERYONE!!!

I looked nearly everywhere for that damn house.

And welcome to NLA, Hookster. :)


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Hookster Mar 9, 2020 5:28 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8855208)
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Excellent work EVERYONE!!!

I looked nearly everywhere for that damn house.

And welcome to NLA, Hookster. :)


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Very Impressive Work Indeed!... You guys have full on ninja skills!!!

Many Thanks for the welcome E_R!!! I am honored to be aboard!

Also CBD... Many Thanks on the Bonanza YT URL!!!

Onward we go!!!

GaylordWilshire Mar 9, 2020 1:36 PM

:previous:


Smoke still rising from the rubble--May 2009:

https://i.postimg.cc/g0gfSLpc/woolfemptylot-UT.jpg



https://i.postimg.cc/6qssNsmy/woolfclassif-bmp.jpg


It looks like this was built by Prophet for a profit...the ad above appeared in the LAT from April 30, 1953, through the summer, until it was reported sold on October 18:


https://i.postimg.cc/SRXKgpzR/woolf1-bmp.jpg


But the house wasn't getting its due love yet...it was on the market again by March 14, 1954:

https://i.postimg.cc/s20ZVKzk/woolfclassif2-bmp.jpg



Fred and June Prophet also had a house in Palm Springs at 417 Hermosa Place...which, per the LAT on October 18, 1953, they had just sold to Leo Spitz, head of production at Universal.


PLUS, A NEW CHALLENGE...if it was ever built. It looks like the Prophets were looking for something more over-the-top. From a book I have here on my shelf--Glitter Stucco & Dumpster Diving: Reflections on Building Production in the Vernacular City by John Chase:

https://i.postimg.cc/ZKMQkzvZ/woolfb...hetpic-bmp.jpg

Earl Boebert Mar 9, 2020 3:42 PM

I passed our findings on to the University of Wyoming so they can update their listing.

Cheers,

Earl

ethereal_reality Mar 9, 2020 4:31 PM

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How to turn a nice little house in West Hollywood into a Hollywood Regency wanna-be.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/v5f9xr.jpg
knocking off the knockoffs / JOHN CHASE








https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...921/IswjOe.jpg
knocking off the knockoffs / JOHN CHASE







Voila!

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/k2XfTH.jpg
knocking off the knockoffs / JOHN CHASE

Complete with a bust of Caesar on the roof.

"A mania for transforming Spanish Colonial Revival mutts into French Regency pedigreed poodles swept West Hollywood.
The Regency style craze of the Camelot years of the early 1960s saw the height of the box-in-the-old and tack-on-the new movement;
in its wake were left miles of garlands, a forest of pop-up mansards and enough carriage lamps to render the street lights redundant."
....John Chase




And today.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/IBWfsK.jpg
GSV...................................................................................................WHERE'S CAESAR?


In all honesty I'd be a bit embarrassed to live there.... It's way too ostentatious for the neighborhood.....

I much prefer the house next door.




search purposes:....larry limotti....ross worsley....8937 Ashcroft Avenue....West Hollywood
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