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Godzilla Oct 22, 2014 11:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 5931659)
Here's an undated (circa 1926) shot taken from the opposite direction with the Shakespeare Bridge (1926) on the upper left and the site of the Prospect Stairs upper right.
The worthy-of-exploration neighborhood is a bare, brown hillside. Shakespeare Bridge crosses the little canyon where the headwaters of Sacatela Creek rose.
The two little bungalows, connected by the entrance arch, at Prospect and Talmadge (right of center, at bottom) are still there of course.
Sorry it's so huge, but the detail is fascinating:
http://deadwrite.files.wordpress.com.../warner021.jpg
deadwrite.com

http://www.angelenoliving.com/sites/...Studios-sm.jpg
angelenoliving

Three extras actually drowned here during the filming of Noah's Ark (1928). John Wayne
and Andy Devine, also working as extras on the film, obviously escaped.




1970 - 1719 Talmadge Street
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...I2IBTJKVTV.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...I2IBTJKVTV.jpg

Godzilla Oct 22, 2014 11:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6675753)
Here you go:

Fox Film Studio, Westwood Village, Westwood, Los Angeles. 1932.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...a.jpg~original
Huntington Digital Library




More Westwood?


1932 Westwood Village Panorama
http://waterandpower.org/2%20Histori...llage_1932.jpghttp://waterandpower.org/2%20Histori...llage_1932.jpg





1936 - 1124 Westwood Blvd. A&P
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...4RD1T1TQU5.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...4RD1T1TQU5.jpg


1936 - Sears
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...HTK5YIKCJY.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...HTK5YIKCJY.jpg

Godzilla Oct 23, 2014 12:09 AM

Mystery apartments?

1932 - "The Pierce Apartments," per source. Address not provided. (There was a Pierce Apts. at 444 S Hope, but this looks out of place.?? Pierce mentioned here: http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=21008)

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...3CH1YR3V83.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...3CH1YR3V83.jpg

Godzilla Oct 23, 2014 12:24 AM

1930 - Zandt Rug Cleaning Service (1041 N. Las Palmas (?) or 5733 Sunset Blvd (?))
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...3QS72YVS1S.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...3QS72YVS1S.jpg

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...Y1799F4UX9.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...Y1799F4UX9.jpg

Godzilla Oct 23, 2014 12:43 AM

Similar but different buildings. See http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=24323



Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuckaluck (Post 6654966)




"Mayan Apartments and Shops."

1930 - 113 1/2 N. La Brea
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...46GGK6SHQE.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...46GGK6SHQE.jpg

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...D6VL5KDHSC.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...D6VL5KDHSC.jpg

BDiH Oct 23, 2014 2:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6778378)
I found this small piece about Durella Boyer in the April 1, 1959 edition of the Spokane Daily Chronicle:

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...rellaBoyer.jpg
news.google.com

Durella was hit over the head with an iron and then strangled with the cord from the iron by a 20 year old Texan named Larry L. Vance.

FredH Oct 23, 2014 3:47 AM

Ozzie Nelson & Harriet Hilliard at Ambassador, Los Angeles, CA, 1935

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...psd0e9ef28.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/43905/rec/1


Ozzie was the band leader at the Ambassador and Harriet was his singer

They may have already been married in this photo

Lorendoc Oct 23, 2014 4:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Godzilla (Post 6779228)
Curiously, the source [mis]identifies this building as "Mayan Apartments and Shops."

1930 - 115 N. La Brea
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...46GGK6SHQE.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...46GGK6SHQE.jpg

If I had looked at Godzilla's caption I would have saved myself a couple of hours rummaging around the CDs. And if I had looked at Chuckaluck's original post, I would have seen he already had shared the Google view:

http://i.imgur.com/B84gCHI.jpg
GSV

The assessor says "built in 1929, effective year built 1938." I can almost see it as an Art Deco-Mayan hybrid :)

Looking at it some more, I am not convinced that Chuckaluck's first picture is the same as the modern building. There is a large brick structure behind it which is too close to be a residential structure on North Detroit Street.

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...CEL93S4HUV.jpg

I didn't find any "M.A. Lewis" in the real estate listings. I hoped I could get some information from the sign on the right side of the building by playing around with Photoshop and ended up with this:

http://i.imgur.com/UddEyO0.jpg

Which I think says:

Research
Service __
_________
_____ ___
Clark
Publishing Co.
Complete
Printing Service

So I spent some time in the city directories looking for the Clark Publishing Company but came up empty handed.

But Google came up with:

http://i.imgur.com/tikBUcp.jpg

...which is right in the ballpark, time-wise. Maybe it's in a city directory that hasn't been digitized.

HossC Oct 23, 2014 1:38 PM

:previous:

It looks like your research methods are similar to mine, Lorendoc. Like you, I'm not convinced that the two buildings are the same. I also drew a blank trying to find an "M.A. Lewis" in the real estate listings, although I did find an M A Lewis listed as vice president of the Lewis Holding Co, which does appear in the real estate section. Their address is listed as 1000 S Oxford Avenue, which is at the intersection with Olympic Boulevard. Having said that, I can't see anything on the Historic Aerials images that looks like the building in the picture, so the names may just be a coincidence. Later CDs list the Lewis Holding Co with an address on Olympic Boulevard on the same block. The building currently at that location is the Koreatown Galleria, owned by ... the Lewis Holding Company.

Regarding the other company, there are numerous references to the S J Clark(e) Publishing Company in the bibliographies of books, but no address is given. It was a branch of a company based in Chicago, and seems to have operated in Los Angeles in the '20s and '30s. Again, this may have nothing to do with the building we're discussing.

ethereal_reality Oct 23, 2014 2:41 PM

Olive Stables (1880s or 1890s)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/538/AAsjka.jpg
ebay

ethereal_reality Oct 23, 2014 2:44 PM

'Home of Truth', Alameda Calif.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...540/L0ueO2.jpg
ebay

Has anyone heard of the 'Home of Truth'? It sounds rather cultish to me.

__

HossC Oct 23, 2014 3:00 PM

:previous:

The Home of Truth Spiritual Center is still there at 1300 Grand St, Alameda.

An article at www.examiner.com describes it as the "last survivor of once-nationwide spiritual movement". More information can be found on their website. The top left corner of their site appears to date the postcard above as 1905.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...omeOfTruth.jpg
GSV

Godzilla Oct 23, 2014 3:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lorendoc (Post 6779566)
The assessor says "built in 1929, effective year built 1938." I can almost see it as an Art Deco-Mayan hybrid :)

Looking at it some more, I am not convinced that Chuckaluck's first picture is the same as the modern building. There is a large brick structure behind it which is too close to be a residential structure on North Detroit Street.


I shrugged at the building comparisons but deferred to the source's description of a "building on La Brea south of Beverly." Parenthetically, it is not unreasonable to assume the building started out with big hair and a small footprint in the '20s and gained some shoe size with a haircut in the '30s. Admittedly, I have no empirical evidence for this, but so many buildings lost their crowns following the '33 Long Beach Quake, it is possible that a combination of building damage/earthquake vulnerability and ongoing development in the neighborhood made a very substantial remodel a practical reality. Labor and materials were plentiful and "relatively" affordable.



"Printing?" There was an E. Clark, printer at 407 E. Pico. Very impressive buiilding but dismilar.


FWIW, the Mayan Apts. and Shop designation struck me as odd. Nevertheless, there is a '39 listing for Mayan Apartments at 113 1/2 N. La Brea. (There are also listings for Mayan Apts. at 807 N. Madison Ave. and there is a Mayan Hotel at 3049 W 8th Street, neither of which resemble the structure/s in question.)



In reexamining the structures I discovered another pretty structure in the area: Hispano Moresque Tiles and The California Bank. The source indicates the building sate at Beverly and La Brea and there is a listing for the Bank at 175 N. La Brea. The '32 CD has a "La Brea - Wilshire Branch" listing for Cal Bank at 671 S La Brea and there does not appear to be a listing for Beverly and La Brea. this suggests the Bank vacated the 175 address for bigger digs at 671. Hispano Moresque was at 173 N. La Brea.

The mundane structure benefitted immensely from the imaginative use of tile.


~1929 Hispano Moresque Tile Co. and California Bank at La Brea and Beverly 173-175 N. La Brea
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...J2VLG63NKH.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...J2VLG63NKH.jpg



http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...CXXP18THNH.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...CXXP18THNH.jpg

ConstructDTLA Oct 23, 2014 7:11 PM

May Company, Wilshire: 1948 vs 2014


http://southonspring.com/wp-content/...ilshire-48.gif

http://southonspring.com/wp-content/...14-940x752.jpg

CityBoyDoug Oct 23, 2014 8:14 PM

European trip....with a purpose
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by FredH (Post 6779497)
Ozzie Nelson & Harriet Hilliard at Ambassador, Los Angeles, CA, 1935

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...psd0e9ef28.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/43905/rec/1


Ozzie was the band leader at the Ambassador and Harriet was his singer

They may have already been married in this photo



Here's the Nelson family returning from Europe. Ozzie took his teenage sons to the Red Light District in Amsterdam, Holland and paid for their trysts. According to Ozzie, he did this to make sure his boys turned out ''straight''....at least that's what I've read..
:D;):D

http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps8408bcda.jpg
Associated Press

Those Who Squirm! Oct 23, 2014 11:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6779891)
'Home of Truth', Alameda Calif.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...540/L0ueO2.jpg
ebay

Has anyone heard of the 'Home of Truth'? It sounds rather cultish to me.

__

You might check the SF Public Library...Alameda's nothing but a street around these parts.

And yes, it does sound cultish to me, at that.

alanlutz Oct 24, 2014 1:43 AM

Ozzie and Harriet Nelson TV show
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 6780452)
Here's the Nelson family returning from Europe. Ozzie took his teenage sons to the Red Light District in Amsterdam, Holland and paid for their trysts. According to Ozzie, he did this to make sure his boys turned out ''straight''....at least that's what I've read..
[/SIZE]:D;):D

http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps8408bcda.jpg
Associated Press

I would venture to say that "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" TV show, 1952-1966 was the first Family Reality Show, although most of the scripts/plots were rather contrived, but then I'll bet most of the "reality" shows today are as well. They sure came off as a clean cut, albeit corny, family. And from this picture, looks like the boys sure enjoyed their "visit" to Amsterdam!

FredH Oct 24, 2014 2:53 AM

:previous:

According to Wikipedia, the Amsterdam education seems to have worked (maybe too well).

"(Rick) Nelson had a tremendous sexual appetite and a casual attitude toward sex, once estimating he had had sex with thousands of women"

CityBoyDoug Oct 24, 2014 3:05 AM

Self Esteem on steroids.....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by FredH (Post 6780899)
:previous:

According to Wikipedia, the Amsterdam education seems to have worked (maybe too well).

"(Rick) Nelson had a tremendous sexual appetite and a casual attitude toward sex, once estimating he had had sex with thousands of women"

There's one thing that Rick Nelson had going for him.

He had parents who loved him, adored him and MOST importantly, they promoted his natural talents through their connections. [Even though his voice was processed.]

This is a powerful combination that few kids ever have. It builds self esteem, which is something most young people don't have. Of course he was basically a decent person....that also helps.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps1d491a9c.jpg
ABC TV

alester young Oct 24, 2014 9:37 AM

May and Co
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DTLAdenizen (Post 6780325)

It's a shame that the MAY & Co. art deco signage has been lost on the way. The entrance looks a bit bland without it.


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