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MartinTurnbull Jul 6, 2017 4:15 AM

8080 Sunset / 8150 Sunset / Hayvenhurst / Garden of Allah Hotel
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 7853455)
This undated image of Hayvenhurst seems to show the same view as the color postcard, but back a few feet:

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

Islandora (link not always available)


What's that on top . . . two dragonflies mating?

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

Yes, that's right - Nazimova came to Hollywood in 1918 after signing a purported $13,000 per week contract for Louis B. Mayer at Metro Pictures and set about looking for a suitable movie-star mansion. She settled on the one that stood at 8080 Sunset Blvd. It was named Havenhurst by real estate developer William H. Hay.

He built it in 1913 for his wife, but she didn't like it so the poor sod had to build another place, which he did on the site of what is now the Directors Guild building. Nazimova bought a 99-year lease on the place for $65,000 and spent another $65,000 giving it a makeover, thus turning it into what we're more familiar with as the main building of the Garden of Allah Hotel at 8150 Sunset, which opened in January 1927.

During the intervening years Hayvenhurst was where Nazzy held her Saturday evening salons where interesting people gathered to talk about interesting things -- and a legend was born.

JeffDiego Jul 6, 2017 4:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7855932)
I was snooping around L.A. in the googlemobile this afternoon and happened upon this over-sized sign on the 8000 block of S. Vermont Blvd.


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/1bTmkm.jpg
gsv

I could be wrong, but I don't believe we have discussed this sign on NLA.



M I L L I O N.....A R T I C L E.....T H O M P S O N


Just for fun....here's a closer look.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/n2SO9o.jpg
detail

Anyone know the history behind this doozy of a sign?

__

LOVE the sign. A rare period piece.

MartinTurnbull Jul 6, 2017 4:58 AM

A tunnel between the Roosevelt Hotel and Yamashiro Restaurant...?
 
I recently posted this photo on my website:

https://martinturnbull.com/wp-conten...Dec-1953-1.png

https://martinturnbull.com/2017/07/0...december-1953/

and it attracted this comment about a tunnel between the Roosevelt Hotel and Yamashiro Restaurant.

https://martinturnbull.com/wp-conten...9.46.34-PM.png

I've never heard of such a tunnel. Does anybody know anything about it, or is it just an urban rumor?

tovangar2 Jul 6, 2017 5:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7855932)
I was snooping around L.A. in the googlemobile this afternoon and happened upon this over-sized sign on the 8000 block of S. Vermont Blvd.

M I L L I O N.....A R T I C L E.....T H O M P S O N

Anyone know the history behind this doozy of a sign?

__

The 'net has quite a bit on the sign, but nothing in depth. Installed for a 1920s hardware store they say:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Bz...w=w406-h513-no
flickr



Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 7856154)
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...j.jpg~original

Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive. Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA. (enlargement)


Aw, too bad, it's just paint :-(




Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7855846)

I remember one cake my mom made was a Uncle Sam hat!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ET...A=w691-h388-no
tbsp

I'm impressed. I never managed anything like that. I just made the same rainbow cake over and over.

Rustifer Jul 6, 2017 1:44 PM

Anybody got a Cloth?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7855983)
Sorry....guys using the left and right sinks get NO soap.

Seems that I recall these type of imbedded-in-the-floor urinals as being the chief culprit for pee-splattered shoes. Which, back in my day, would have been Bass Wejuns worn with white Adler socks. So hard to exhibit sartorial splendor when part of your ensemble is dappled with urine. Dogs would follow me home.

HossC Jul 6, 2017 6:45 PM

Here's another educational subject from Julius Shulman. It's "Job 4786: Robert Evans Alexander, California Institute of Technology, Baxter Hall (Pasadena, Calif.), 1971".

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

This interesting hole in the roof is above the entrance.

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

There's a matching hexagonal skylight above the stairwell.

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

The last two images appear to show a library/study area.

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

There are a couple of sculptures dotted around the room. I've also just noticed that the hexagonal theme continues in the ceiling.

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

All from Getty Research Institute

The first image above shows the side of the Beckman Auditorium, which we saw in post #39730. The trees have grown outside Baxter Hall, but the building looks unchanged.

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

Lorendoc Jul 6, 2017 9:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7855979)
And here's another question...

Have we seen this Swedish Tabernacle on NLA?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/TQREol.jpg
ebay



reverse
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/oeLnNW.jpg

The postmark (and the sender) tells us this is Los Angeles.

The writing is in Swedish.

__

I think it says:

Miss Erikson: God's Peace [to you]. Because I promised that I would send you a postcard of church, so now I carry out my promise. Many best wishes that you are well. John S. Larson.

The Tabernacle was at Francisco and Lincoln which is now next to the Harbor Freeway one block west of Figueroa around 8th Street.

Ed Workman Jul 6, 2017 10:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MartinTurnbull (Post 7856194)
I recently posted this photo on my website:

https://martinturnbull.com/wp-conten...Dec-1953-1.png

https://martinturnbull.com/2017/07/0...december-1953/

and it attracted this comment about a tunnel between the Roosevelt Hotel and Yamashiro Restaurant.

https://martinturnbull.com/wp-conten...9.46.34-PM.png

I've never heard of such a tunnel. Does anybody know anything about it, or is it just an urban rumor?

Um, undoubtedly built by the Lizard Men of Los Angeles

ethereal_reality Jul 6, 2017 11:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 7856154)
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...j.jpg~original

Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive. Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA. (enlargement)

I'm not a big fan of that thing on the tip of the spike on top.

It looks like a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


:blush:

GaylordWilshire Jul 7, 2017 12:29 AM

:previous:


From the Herald, Apr 14, '07


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/RA...g=w836-h641-nohttps://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Pw...Q=w322-h401-no

ethereal_reality Jul 7, 2017 12:50 AM

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/EuzfWx.jpg


Quote:

Originally Posted by Lorendoc (Post 7857025)

The Swedish Tabernacle was at Francisco and Lincoln which is now next to the Harbor Freeway one block west of Figueroa around 8th Street.

:previous: Thanks for your help Lorendoc. I appreciate it.



The tabernacle appears on the 1921 baist map below.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/Rqog8m.jpg
http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/...ys/California/

I don't remember seeing Corydon Drive.

I wonder why it takes that huge jog?



update:

Corydon Drive has only been mentioned once before on the thread.

Here:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=18151
_

Flyingwedge Jul 7, 2017 6:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7857293)

I couldn't find them on the thread, e_r, but I seem to remember you posted some 1920s photos of the area around the
Swedish Tabernacle (Francisco, Florida, Lincoln, 8th). They may have been ebay photos. They had specific locations and
dates (e.g., "West on Lincoln from Francisco, July 6, 1924"). Do you remember? Perhaps someone else posted them.

Flyingwedge Jul 7, 2017 6:56 AM

Mystery Location
 
Where are these Pacific Electric buses being serviced in this undated photo?

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

UCLA/Islandora (link not always available)


Left half enlargement:

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


Right half enlargement; based on the cars in the distance at the right center edge, I guess the photo was taken in the early to mid-30s:

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

oldstuff Jul 7, 2017 6:16 PM

I'm wondering about the mural in the Children's record section. It bears a striking resemblance to a Mary Blair work.

BifRayRock Jul 7, 2017 6:40 PM




Archetypal silent film production facilities. No evidence of Mayflower. Plenty of light, au naturale.

Location and identities unk. :shrug: http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...0coll2/id/2971



http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...s.jpg~original



http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...f.jpg~original



http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...b.jpg~original



http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...a.jpg~original



http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...c.jpg~original



http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...o.jpg~original



Closer look at what appears to be film lab entrance. No smoke near nitrate stock!
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...2.jpg~original




HossC Jul 7, 2017 7:00 PM

I thought I'd finish the week with a mystery location from Julius Shulman. It's "Job 4546: Carl Maston, Kengott Brosmer offices, 1969". I've left out a similar shot. I believe the car is an Alfa Romeo GTV.

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

At least there's a street number, but I'm not sure of the second digit. It could be 2340, 2540 or 2840.

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

Here's a look back at the street from the parking lot.

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

I'm guessing that this is the building behind the parking lot.

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

This is the view from the top of the stairs. I've also omitted a ground-level view of this room.

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

The last image gives a clue to the line of business. It looks like signage or shop-fitting.

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

All from Getty Research Institute

My Googling turned up virtually nothing, and I don't even know if it's in LA. Can anyone help?

GaylordWilshire Jul 7, 2017 7:56 PM

:previous:


2840 Rowena...


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/8V...Q=w948-h648-no

HossC Jul 7, 2017 8:15 PM

:previous:

Thanks, GW. When I checked your address in the 1973 CD, I found that the company was apparently named "Kenngott-Brossmer Inc" and not "Kengott Brosmer". No wonder I couldn't find it! They seem to have been a design studio. The 1987 CD lists Soundcastle Recording Studios at 2840 Rowena Avenue.

I checked the historic GSV images, and found that the building was covered by plants until recently.

Wig-Wag Jul 7, 2017 9:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 7857542)
Where are these Pacific Electric buses being serviced in this undated photo?

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

UCLA/Islandora (link not always available)


Left half enlargement:

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


Right half enlargement; based on the cars in the distance at the right center edge, I guess the photo was taken in the early to mid-30s:

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

I am pretty sure this is PE's Macy Street Yard. The building in the right background of photos one and three is the carbarn. Compare with: http://www.pacificelectric.org/pacif...ict/car-barns/

Cheers,
Jack

Flyingwedge Jul 7, 2017 10:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wig-Wag (Post 7858288)
I am pretty sure this is PE's Macy Street Yard. The building in the right background of photos one and three is the carbarn. Compare with: http://www.pacificelectric.org/pacif...ict/car-barns/

Cheers,
Jack

Yes, I can see that the photo at the link you provided shows the same buildings. Thank you!


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