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ethereal_reality Oct 4, 2011 9:05 PM

I take it this cute little girl is on the valley end of the Cahuenga Pass.

http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/9...ood1954cha.jpg
Charles Phoenix

http://www.charlesphoenix.com/

GaylordWilshire Oct 4, 2011 10:52 PM

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-L...2520AM.bmp.jpgLAPL

Fab Fifties Fan Oct 4, 2011 11:04 PM

Question????
 
Can anyone here tell me what this building is at Grand and Olympic? There doesn't appear to be any signage on it, not even an address.

It is diagonally across Grand from the FIDM campus, and even though I have seen it numerous times, my curiosity was never piqued until today. I have previously noticed that it is a veritable fortress with barred entrances and a seemingly impenetrable border of concrete stanchions and impervious looking flower boxes surrounding it, at street level.

I was up at the campus yesterday and this morning and when I left today at about 1:00P.M., there was an army of police and other official looking vehicles surrounding the entire perimeter. No lights flashing or anything but it was pretty imposing anyway.

http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/4...andolympic.jpg
Google Streetview

~Jon Paul

GaylordWilshire Oct 4, 2011 11:28 PM

:previous:

gs-- That's the Federal Reserve Bank, specifically the L.A. branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

It's around the corner from the old building at Olive & Olympic, now lofts:
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics47/00043162.jpgLAPL

Fab Fifties Fan Oct 5, 2011 12:45 AM

[QUOTE=GaylordWilshire;5433410]:previous:

gs-- That's the Federal Reserve Bank, specifically the L.A. branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

It's around the corner from the old building at Olive & Olympic, now lofts:


Thanks GaylordWilshire! That explains a lot :cheers:

~Jon Paul

cleats Oct 5, 2011 1:37 AM

Simon's Drive-In Studio City
 
From Rick M again shots taken from wall of Industrial Metal Company Sun Valley showing Simon's Drive-In in Studio City

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6101/...3e271973_z.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6239/...cc443c00_z.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6098/...714fe307_z.jpg

ethereal_reality Oct 5, 2011 2:20 AM

:previous: Those aerials are great cleats! Thanks for posting them.
What is that hill visible in the first two photos? There is even a road on top.....very odd.
Perhaps it's an early landfill.

GaylordWilshire Oct 5, 2011 12:05 PM

:previous:

My first thought was that those shots "taken from wall of Industrial Metal Company Sun Valley" was that that must be some mighty tall wall.... but then I remembered mention of a photomural of some sort... anyway, that Simon's was at the sw corner of Ventura Blvd & Laurel Canyon. Ventura Place is the long side of the triangle at left. ER: As you can see, the street atop the possible landfill is Laurelwood Drive.


https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-m...9%252520AM.jpg


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-c...1%252520AM.jpg
The site of Simon's


Both pics Google Street View

Fab Fifties Fan Oct 5, 2011 5:52 PM

Simon's Locations
 
Happily browsing through a good friend's huge Southern California ephemera collection, I found this:

http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/4082/sbrochure.jpg

I would say it's from right around 1940.

~Jon Paul

GaylordWilshire Oct 5, 2011 6:25 PM

:previous:

FFF: So as of the printing of that great piece, there wasn't a Studio City location of Simon's.... I know the building in the photos four posts below is round, but have we ever determined if it actually was a Simon's? There were a lot of other drive-ins, of course, and Simon's can't be the only one with a round configuration....

Fab Fifties Fan Oct 5, 2011 9:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 4427982)
below: Scrivner's Drive In. No address given.


http://img56.imageshack.us/img56/383...ersdrivein.jpg
usc digital archives

Good point GW! Maybe it was this place or one like it. etheral_reality posted this back in 8/09.

~Jon Paul

Handsome Stranger Oct 5, 2011 10:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fab Fifties Fan (Post 5434272)
Happily browsing through a good friend's huge Southern California ephemera collection, I found this

Wow...is that an actual menu from Simon's? If so, PLEASE tell me you'll be posting scans of the inside too! If I ever win the lottery I want to re-open the Wilshire and Fairfax location, and I'm eager to know exactly what items they served.

SierraMadre Oct 6, 2011 12:14 AM

Well, HS,
If this isn't too off-topic, I'll post the menu from Eatons.
It was at the corner of Colorado and Michillinda in Arcadia, across the street from Pasadena.
Eatons was typical of the diners of the 1940's...

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z...Eatonsmenu.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z...atonsmenu2.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z...atonsmenu3.jpg

I own this menu but did not create it, design it.
But, I did eat there once....!

Fab Fifties Fan Oct 6, 2011 1:30 AM

Los Angeles - Where It's At
 
Here is an incredible 1960's Los Angeles tourism youtube video. So cool and love the Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass soundtrack!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUQ7s...layer_embedded

~Jon Paul

courtesy Vintage Los Angeles/Facebook

Fab Fifties Fan Oct 6, 2011 1:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Handsome Stranger (Post 5434601)
Wow...is that an actual menu from Simon's? If so, PLEASE tell me you'll be posting scans of the inside too! If I ever win the lottery I want to re-open the Wilshire and Fairfax location, and I'm eager to know exactly what items they served.


Hey Handsome!

Sadly, it's not a menu and completely blank on the inside. My friend isn't sure what it was used for as it was obviously a cover for something that is no longer inside.

~Jon Paul

GaylordWilshire Oct 6, 2011 12:10 PM

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-A...2520AM.bmp.jpgLAPL

ethereal_reality Oct 6, 2011 4:06 PM

Barker Bros. under construction at 7th & Figueroa, 1925.



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ethereal_reality Oct 6, 2011 4:39 PM

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/6...rosusc1005.jpg
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That is one VERY small luncheonette.....and I've never noticed the Signal Oil sign before.
The sheer size of the Barker Brothers Building makes it one of my favorites.

Fab Fifties Fan Oct 6, 2011 4:44 PM

Cool old Barker Brothers' ad for their soon to be former location but, seriously, did they really need to list all those addresses???

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/7...brothersad.jpg

~Jon Paul

ethereal_reality Oct 6, 2011 4:59 PM

I just found this view of the plain backside of the Barker Bros. Building.

http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/1...ckside1926.jpg
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