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ethereal_reality Jun 20, 2020 6:54 AM

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Originally Posted by kznyc2k (Post 8957247)


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...5ebab1e9_b.jpg

Now in doing these, my main objective is to make the image feel more present than the original artifact. It isn't about improving, or making it more real or whatever... it's about bringing out details that hopefully pull you into the shot and into the place of the photographer a little bit more than the original. Fingers crossed that I did that for you, my dear noirish fans.

...............................:previous: You did a remarkable job! ....Thanks for sharing it with us, kznyc2k. It's much appreciated. :)

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ethereal_reality Jun 20, 2020 7:15 AM


Here is a rare snapshot of a woman posing on the roof of the Mission Apartments in the Bunker Hill area of Los Angeles.

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




Here's a closer look at the buildings in the background.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/5vK5aa.jpg
detail

Do any of you Bunker Hill enthusiasts recognize these buildings?

.... . .because I'm stumped. :gaah:


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ethereal_reality Jun 20, 2020 7:23 AM

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Hold on folks. ....I just realized there are more rooftop snapshots.


This one, obviously taken at a different angle, shows the old Hall of Records building in the distance.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/2rVJib.jpg
eBay

The Halls of Records looks so far away (for this being Bunker Hill)


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HossC Jun 20, 2020 9:43 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8957330)

Here is a rare snapshot of a woman posing on the roof of the Mission Apartments in Los Angeles. (if I'm not mistaken, Bunker Hill)

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

Do any of you Bunker Hill enthusiasts recognize these buildings?

. . .because I'm stumped. :gaah:

The Mission Apartments were on the corner of 2nd and Olive. The roof decoration on the right of the building seems to match the shape behind the lady in the picture above. The famous A drive through 1940's Los Angeles! video starts with the car parked outside as we look down over the entrance to the 2nd Street tunnel.

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...ssionApts1.jpg
LAPL

The buildings behind the lady are the Melrose Annex and the back of the Richelieu.

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...ssionApts2.jpg
Huntington Digital Library

Scott Charles Jun 20, 2020 3:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kznyc2k (Post 8957247)

ANYWAY, I started to colorize this shot of the 6th Street Bridge from the 1930s probably back in like 2014 in Photoshop

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...fe3508da_b.jpg

I was in the area two days ago and shot these photos. Looks like progress is being made on the new bridge.

(forgive the warp-y look of the photos, I used my phone's panorama mode)

https://i.imgur.com/D0Vvthh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/OljEF9l.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/MblUs1E.jpg

ethereal_reality Jun 20, 2020 4:16 PM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8957352)
The Mission Apartments were on the corner of 2nd and Olive. The roof decoration on the right of the building seems to match the shape behind the lady in the ebay picture .
The famous A drive through 1940's Los Angeles! video starts with the car parked outside as we look down over the entrance to the 2nd Street tunnel.

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...ssionApts1.jpg
LAPL

As a reminder - we get a glimpse of the Mission Apts. at the beginning of this video.

...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................THIS BUILDING
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/KfQaNh.jpg
Link.


Thanks for figuring out the buildings across the street in the eBay snapshot Hoss. I appreciate it. :)



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ethereal_reality Jun 20, 2020 4:51 PM

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Original 35mm Slide - Los Angeles Central Library - Los Angeles, CA 1960.

There is a interesting assortment of signs in this image.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/nQ9Bg4.jpg
currently on eBay...6/20/2020


FROM LEFT TO RIGHT

The blade sign of the Mayflower Hotel.

The famous 'JESUS SAVES' sign.

The vertical Ritchfield sign on its derrick-like tower.

And in the far distance (to the south) the large HOTEL FIGUEROA sign.
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I'm still trying to figure out where the photographer was standing when he took the picture. (I'm discombobulated)
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HossC Jun 20, 2020 5:36 PM

:previous:

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8957489)

I'm still trying to figure out where the photographer was standing when he took the picture. (I'm discombobulated)

I'd guess that the photographer was at the back of the Biltmore Hotel. Drawing a line back from the site of the Hotel Figueroa, they were probably in the extant older part next to the tower.

Here's the rough line of sight.

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...tmoreView1.jpg
Google Maps

Martin Pal Jun 20, 2020 5:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Scott Charles (Post 8957412)
https://i.imgur.com/OljEF9l.jpg
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Hats off to Scott Charles!

Do you know that guy in the photo SC?

Hollywood Graham Jun 20, 2020 8:39 PM

Looks like it is Steel from China.

Martin Pal Jun 20, 2020 9:20 PM

There's one of those photo folders from a nightclub on eBay right now for a place I don't recall hearing about before:

https://i1.wp.com/atomicredhead.com/...trip=all&ssl=1eBay

Hollywood Casino at 6000 Sunset Blvd. The address is at Gordon St. and the location is adjacent to Sunset Gower Studios. It's a two story building with two modern several story buildings on either side of it.

A nice aerial look at it; note the modern building on the left:
https://www.eastweststudios.com/asse...tudios-map.pdf

The building opened as a Cashis King market in 1933.

https://www.eastweststudios.com/asse...sh-is-king.jpgLAPL


Exterior view of the art deco style open-air Cashis King market located at 6000 Sunset Boulevard (foreground) just east of Gower in Hollywood. Based on the interior signs that are visible, the market carries a variety of produce, dairy products, fruits (both dried and fresh). Near the right side of the image market employees are setting up a produce display. The bus bench on the corner (left) is advertising the Hollywood Carpenter Shop, located at 4640 Prospect Avenue.

From 1942 to 1944 the place had three names, first as Hollywood Casino as the eBay photo folder shows or Madame Zucca's Hollywood Casino as this one is monikered:

https://www.eastweststudios.com/asse...dame-zucca.jpg

The place was said to feature "wild burlesque shows and not-so-legal gambling."

It was renamed Cotton Club in 1943 and The French Casino in 1944 "in attempts to get around new liquor and gaming laws.'

Subsequently the building became these enterprises:

1950: West Coast Productions (radio broadcasting)
1953: Radio Center Theatre
1957: Western Recorders

https://www.eastweststudios.com/asse...-recorders.jpg

1960: West Studio
1999: Studio sold and renamed Cello Studios

https://img.discogs.com/Y5iv-YnKc1oH...20493.jpeg.jpg

2005: Cello studios closes down and is sold
2006: Studios begin renovations
2009: Reopens as EastWest Studios

https://www.eastweststudios.com/asse...lden-doors.jpg


For 60 years the biggest stars in all genres of music have recorded here, as well as music for TV series and movies. It's also had some movie scenes filmed here from "You Light Up My Life" to "La La Land" to last year's "Yesterday."

EastWest has a history section on their website (which is where I got most of this information) and it details the building's history and all the famous people and music that was recorded there. There's also a documentary link to Vimeo of their time there.

https://www.eastweststudios.com/history/

Martin Pal Jun 20, 2020 9:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 8957664)
A nice aerial look at it; note the modern building on the left:
https://www.eastweststudios.com/asse...tudios-map.pdf
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A SIDEBAR to the above post: The building across Gordon Street from EastWest Studios is Emerson College at 5960 Sunset Blvd. The building opened in 2014 and has become a favorite of a lot of people.

http://onlyinhollywood.org/wp-conten...2-1024x771.jpgHollywoodPartnership

http://onlyinhollywood.org/wp-conten.../Emerson-3.jpgHollywoodPartnership

More photos:
https://www.morphosis.com/architecture/127/

Lwize Jun 21, 2020 4:17 AM

Looks like Morphosis drew from the Frank Ghery school of design! ;)

Here's a little video:

Video Link

ethereal_reality Jun 21, 2020 6:53 PM

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Here's a family posing in front of their home a block or so west of Echo Park Lake. c.1910s(?)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/s2ANV3.jpg
eBay

"Mr. & Mrs. Coleman,

Dorothy, Jeannette, Claire,

Hudson, Lauarance
* [sic.] & Pa.

1712 Bellevue Ave.






Let's take a closer look. (because we can :))

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/cI8DeI.jpg
eBay

I'm intrigued by the gate on the left that appears to be across the road.....I believe the family's house might still be standing but I can't be certain.

& it's possible the house facing the camera (we can only see the roof & three 2nd story windows) might still be standing as well.




*I'm still befuddled by their spelling of La(u)wra(e)nce..... My grandfather's name was Lawrence & it was spelled L a w r e n c e. of course, lol
In the olden times the name was, more often than not, spelled as Laurence.
-BUT there seems to be an extra letter in the way it's spelled in the Coleman's photo album.
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HossC Jun 21, 2020 7:49 PM

:previous:

1712 Bellevue could be the same house. The property websites give a build date of 1920, but the only BP I can find for new construction is a 1920 application for a "private garage".

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...2Bellevue1.jpg
GSV

The gates at the left are the barriers at Belmont Avenue. Bellevue Avenue is only a footpath between Belmont Avenue and Glendale Boulevard, now finishing in steps at the latter.

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...2Bellevue2.jpg
GSV

Scott Charles Jun 21, 2020 8:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 8957524)
Hats off to Scott Charles!

Do you know that guy in the photo SC?

Do you mean the guy with the cowboy hat in his hand, Martin Pal?

He was actually a mannequin!

Martin Pal Jun 21, 2020 9:08 PM

:previous:

Oops! LOL!!! :cowboy: I thought you knew him or he was waving at you, being friendly!

Lwize Jun 21, 2020 10:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 8958314)
:previous:

Oops! LOL!!! :cowboy: I thought you knew him or he was waving at you, being friendly!

Don't be anti-mannequin!

Beaudry Jun 22, 2020 1:11 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8957330)
Here is a rare snapshot of a woman posing on the roof of the Mission Apartments in Los Angeles. (if I'm not mistaken, Bunker Hill)

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

THANK YOU for your post. I can't tell you how much I gasped or how quickly I bought this (and the others) snapshot. I mighta missed 'em had you not posted it here!

Lwize Jun 22, 2020 1:20 AM

Just an noirish head's up - a new gritty HBO mini-series retelling of Perry Mason begins tonight.

It will contain real (and evidently CGI) locations around Noirish LA circa 1931-1932.

Hope it's good enough to watch...


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