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odinthor Feb 27, 2021 9:30 PM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 9202615)
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The paintings appear to be flush with the rest of the sign panel, so while they may have been inspired by merry-go-round artwork, I don't think they were actually taken from one.

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Right, frequently they are curved along with the curved frame of the merry-go-round; but sometimes carousel artwork along the edges of the main structure (and decorating the inner core/axle) can be flat rather than curved:

https://i.postimg.cc/85sP3p3R/carousel.jpg
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CityBoyDoug Feb 28, 2021 12:54 PM

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Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 9202800)
Right, frequently they are curved along with the curved frame of the merry-go-round; but sometimes carousel artwork along the edges of the main structure (and decorating the inner core/axle) can be flat rather than curved:

Yes Odinthor, sometimes things can be so confusing and strange. The other day I was looking at the cloudy sky over Hollywood and one of the clouds looked like a bunny rabbit and another one looked like a lion. Can you imagine that?

I usually don't talk about it on NLA....I just keep it to myself.

I guess we have a new topic on NLA...carousel artwork.

Lwize Feb 28, 2021 2:32 PM

Beckman's cousin was a circus painter.

ethereal_reality Feb 28, 2021 4:11 PM

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Whoa

Do tell.

ethereal_reality Feb 28, 2021 6:15 PM

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We have seen Santa Monica's enormous Arcadia Hotel on NLA but I believe this might be a view that we haven't seen before.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/xKchy7.jpg
eBay


I'm curious about the large barn-like building on the far right. I'm quite sure we haven't seen it before.





Here's a closer look at the structures to the south of the hotel including the structure in question. - - - - - - ->

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/HbefGu.jpg
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Oh, and one last thing.

I believe this is a photographer's wagon. (you can see it at far left in the detail immediately above)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/HlMnAe.jpg

I don't believe it's a portable dressing room because the bathhouse, no doubt with changing rooms, is right there.


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riichkay Mar 1, 2021 7:22 AM

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds

What was going on in the city on this apparently chilly 1950 afternoon?....let's check the Her-Ex headline.....


https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds

"Dorsey Says City Can Be Ordered To Ban All Autos Blocking Streets" (I think).....seems rather draconian, but without the context it's hard to say what was being proposed.


The "Dorsey" in question appears to be Ralph T. Dorsey, city traffic chief....

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds
1920's


He gave us the world's greatest pacifier, otherwise known as the pedestrian push-button signal.....a mini-bio from here:  https://ladot.lacity.org/sites/defau...fornia.pdf  ......


Ralph T. Dorsey was the first Traffic Engineer for the City of Los Angeles and a colorful and remarkable person. He was born in Downtown Los Angeles and received a high school education. He was the nephew of Susan Miller Dorsey after whom the high school in Los Angeles is named. He was a short, wiry man who became a semi-pro baseball player, a flyweight boxer, a miner and finally, an electrician, a trade that he learned from correspondence school. He was employed as an electrician with the City of Los Angeles when the first experiments with automated traffic signals were underway. 

He was the inspector of the initial signal system of 31 intersections in Downtown Los Angeles. In this capacity he not only became an expert in the operation of traffic signals, but more importantly in the operation of traffic through signal timing techniques. The roots of traffic engineering lie in the art of safe and efficient intersectional traffic operation. Dorsey epitomized that art by being the first person to successfully control pedestrians, operate an interconnected signal system (with a control center), develop optimum signal system offsets, and develop 16 daily timing plans all by 1926. In 1928 he pioneered reverse lane operation, and in one case, 12th Street was operated as a reversible one-way street. Also, in1928 he applied the first known railroad pre-emption features. He installed the first known pedestrian push button signal in January 1929.

He had the longest tenure as the City’s top transportation official. From June 1930 until his retirement in 1954 he headed the Bureau of Street Traffic Engineering, the Department of Street Traffic Engineering, the Department of Traffic Engineering and the Department of Traffic. He indeed was a pioneer, an innovator, a character and one who invented ways to keep traffic flowing long before there were standard practices.   

Beaudry Mar 1, 2021 8:01 AM

Greetings all! I've been away for a spell so it's taken me a while to write and say thank you for the nice words said about the book here and here. BHLA has certainly been well received!

So, speaking of Bunker Hill, I thought it might be of interest to the assembled that there's been something of a discovery...where once there were no extant surviving houses from the Hill, it seems there is one, and a good one at that...

https://bunkerhilllosangelescom.file...2.00.22-am.png

https://bunkerhilllosangelescom.file...2-am.png?w=519

Read all about it here https://bunkerhilllosangeles.com/2021/02/27/a-survivor/

ethereal_reality Mar 1, 2021 7:02 PM

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Two slides take in "1967, Venice". (per the seller)


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/79dMiM.jpg
eBay

This is my face..:stunned:..when I noticed the two young boys riding in front.







This kid said 'Hold my beer'.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/4dX7Vs.jpg
eBay

The blonde boy :previous: in the white t-shirt might be the kid on the right in the first slide.



Has anyone heard of the advertisers. . . Royal Star Apartments or Ron's Restaurant?



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AlvaroLegido Mar 1, 2021 8:45 PM

Dorsey !
 
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Originally Posted by riichkay (Post 9203695)
The "Dorsey" in question appears to be Ralph T. Dorsey, city traffic chief....

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds
1920's


He gave us the world's greatest pacifier, otherwise known as the pedestrian push-button signal.....a mini-bio from here:  https://ladot.lacity.org/sites/defau...fornia.pdf  ......


Ralph T. Dorsey was the first Traffic Engineer for the City of Los Angeles and a colorful and remarkable person. He was born in Downtown Los Angeles and received a high school education. He was the nephew of Susan Miller Dorsey after whom the high school in Los Angeles is named. He was a short, wiry man who became a semi-pro baseball player, a flyweight boxer, a miner and finally, an electrician, a trade that he learned from correspondence school. He was employed as an electrician with the City of Los Angeles when the first experiments with automated traffic signals were underway. 

He was the inspector of the initial signal system of 31 intersections in Downtown Los Angeles. In this capacity he not only became an expert in the operation of traffic signals, but more importantly in the operation of traffic through signal timing techniques. The roots of traffic engineering lie in the art of safe and efficient intersectional traffic operation. Dorsey epitomized that art by being the first person to successfully control pedestrians, operate an interconnected signal system (with a control center), develop optimum signal system offsets, and develop 16 daily timing plans all by 1926. In 1928 he pioneered reverse lane operation, and in one case, 12th Street was operated as a reversible one-way street. Also, in1928 he applied the first known railroad pre-emption features. He installed the first known pedestrian push button signal in January 1929.

He had the longest tenure as the City’s top transportation official. From June 1930 until his retirement in 1954 he headed the Bureau of Street Traffic Engineering, the Department of Street Traffic Engineering, the Department of Traffic Engineering and the Department of Traffic. He indeed was a pioneer, an innovator, a character and one who invented ways to keep traffic flowing long before there were standard practices.   

Fascinating subject ! Thanks. His glasses are very 1920s...

CityBoyDoug Mar 2, 2021 1:42 AM

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Originally Posted by AlvaroLegido (Post 9204211)
Fascinating subject ! Thanks. His glasses are very 1920s...

Its a relief to have a post about a person rather than the usual building!

CityBoyDoug Mar 2, 2021 1:46 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9204072)
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Two slides take in 1967, Venice.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/79dMiM.jpg
eBay

rquoise"]..[This is my face..:stunned:[COLOR="PaleTu/COLOR]when I noticed the two young boys riding in front.


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Those end-riders probably didn't have the coins for the ride.

Bristolian Mar 2, 2021 5:26 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9203342)
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We have seen Santa Monica's enormous Arcadia Hotel on NLA but I believe this might be a view that we haven't seen before.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/xKchy7.jpg
eBay


I hope nobody ever attempted to dive off of the pier in the foreground.

BDiH Mar 2, 2021 6:36 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9204072)
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Two slides take in 1967, Venice.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/79dMiM.jpg
eBay

This is my face..:stunned:..when I noticed the two young boys riding in front.







This kid said 'Hold my beer'.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/4dX7Vs.jpg
eBay

The blonde boy :previous: in the white t-shirt might be the kid on the right in the first slide.

Has anyone heard of the advertisers. . . Royal Star Apartments or Ron's Restaurant?

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It was like jumping on the Cable Cars in SFO. Hop a ride until you got caught. It was only 10 cents when I was a kid, but I didn't always have ten cents.

BillinGlendaleCA Mar 2, 2021 10:09 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9204072)
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Two slides take in 1967, Venice.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/79dMiM.jpg
eBay

This is my face..:stunned:..when I noticed the two young boys riding in front.





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That first slide is not in Venice, that's Santa Monica. The Casa Del Mar Hotel is in the background.

Lwize Mar 2, 2021 3:15 PM

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Originally Posted by BillinGlendaleCA (Post 9204773)
That first slide is not in Venice, that's Santa Monica. The Casa Del Mar Hotel is in the background.

Well, Venice adjacent... ;)

(The Venice border is 9/10mi down the beach)

Martin Pal Mar 2, 2021 5:43 PM

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Originally Posted by riichkay (Post 9203695)
What was going on in the city on this apparently chilly 1950 afternoon?....let's check the Her-Ex headline.....
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Thanks, riichkay, for deciphering that headline, as I had been trying to do that and got nowhere!

BDiH Mar 2, 2021 9:36 PM

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Originally Posted by BillinGlendaleCA (Post 9204773)
That first slide is not in Venice, that's Santa Monica. The Casa Del Mar Hotel is in the background.

Or Synanon, the drug rehab clinic, as it was known then.

ethereal_reality Mar 3, 2021 3:08 AM

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:previous:

There was an episode of Mannix that took place there when it was a drug rehab clinic. Does anyone remember that episode?





Update:

I found it!

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/uV0QMx.jpg


The episode was 'Delayed Action'.


Season 1, Episode 22 (aired on March 2, 1968)


Only a few scenes were shot on location.

Video Link


If I remember correctly it's a pretty good episode.

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CaliNative Mar 3, 2021 7:19 AM

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds
1920's

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Originally Posted by AlvaroLegido (Post 9204211)
Fascinating subject ! Thanks. His glasses are very 1920s...

:wiseman: Since we are back in the '20s, I prophesize owlish circular horn rim glasses will come back into style. O-O Hopefully, flappers will also magically reappear :pimpdaddy: :dancing:

CityBoyDoug Mar 3, 2021 8:02 AM

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Originally Posted by CaliNative (Post 9205773)
"Dorsey Says City Can Be Ordered To Ban All Autos Blocking Streets" (I think).....seems rather draconian, but without the context it's hard to say what was being proposed.


When they had the one-way rush hour traffic, it was a big deal that there was no parking allowed in the parking zone at the side of street.


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