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Earl Boebert Jul 2, 2016 4:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7492234)
I can't figure out if it's an accident or not MP. (the car next to it does look a little crumpled) -like you mentioned.

My eye keeps returning to that black foreign looking car on the right. (circled below)

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

It looks British to me, but the steering wheel is on the left side.
Anyone know what it is?
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My guess, and it's just a guess, is that it's a Simca (French).

Cheers,

Earl

CityBoyDoug Jul 2, 2016 5:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7492209)
:previous: Fantastic post on the Giroux Mansion Flyingwedge! I wasn't aware it ever existed.


from Suzanne G. on Yelp.

The Monastery gave their recipe to the LA Times back in the 1970's and I've been making it ever since.
I still have the newspaper clipping on my inside kitchen cabinet because I make it so often. Here's the original recipe:


Monastery of the Angels Pumpkin Bread:

Preheat over to 350 degrees

3 1/2 cups flour
3 cups sugar
2 teas. baking soda
1 teas. cinnamon
1 teas. ground nutmeg
1 1/2 teas. salt
4 eggs beaten (I use Jumbo)
1 cup veg. oil
2/3 cup water
2 cups pure canned pumpkin (I use Libby's)
1 cup walnuts (optional)
1 cup golden raisins (optional)

Mix eggs, oil, water and pumpkin & set aside.
Mix all dry ingredients

Add dry mixture to wet ingredients a cup at a time until smooth with either a whisk or mixer.

This will make (3) 5X9 loaves.

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Is it me or does this recipe seem a bit heavy on the sugar? I'd eliminate
one cup of sugar.... at the least.

HossC Jul 2, 2016 7:15 PM

I think I know where today's Julius Shulman picture was taken, but I'm a little confused by the date. I'll explain below. This is "Job 368: Gus May Men's Shop, 1948".

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

Getty Research Institute

I found Guy S May's men's furnishings shop at 523 S Olive Street in the CDs of the 1920s and 1930s. That's in the Biltmore Hotel. Here's a tie which confirms the location.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original
www.preloved.co.uk

The Shulman picture seems to match the Biltmore Hotel (see below), but by 1942 there's a different men's furnishing company owned/named after Edward Wedekind Jr at 523 S Olive. The 1956 CD (the first after the date of the Shulman photo) shows Eddy Harth men's clothing at that address. Does this cast doubt on the dating of the Shulman photo, or did Guy S May return to the Biltmore in 1948? The numbering must have changed over the years, as this is the only part of the Biltmore's frontage that matches the original picture. Incidentally, 523 S Olive was also the address of St Paul's Cathedral which preceded the Biltmore.

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

59imperial Jul 2, 2016 11:27 PM

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59imperial Jul 2, 2016 11:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Earl Boebert (Post 7492272)
My guess, and it's just a guess, is that it's a Simca (French).

Cheers,

Earl

It's a Volvo PV 544.

rbpjr Jul 3, 2016 1:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7492234)
I can't figure out if it's an accident or not MP. (the car next to it does look a little crumpled) -like you mentioned.

My eye keeps returning to that black foreign looking car on the right. (circled below)

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

It looks British to me, but the steering wheel is on the left side.
Anyone know what it is?
_

It looks like a Volvo...

Slauson Slim Jul 3, 2016 3:57 AM

Hard to tell,but could be. Volvo 544 or Morris Minor.

Earl Boebert Jul 3, 2016 3:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 59imperial (Post 7492473)
It's a Volvo PV 544.

I think you're right. And as an aside, now you know why the Volvo owner's club in the SF Bay Area called themselves "The 1940 Ford Restorers Association:"

http://www.bitsmasherpress.com/LANoir/544.jpg

Cheers,

Earl

Tourmaline Jul 3, 2016 7:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6827007)
I don't remember seeing this picture of Pershing Square before. The seller dates it as 1967. I've decided to post it full size :).

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...7.jpg~original
eBay

The photograph was taken outside Googie's in the corner of the San Carlos Hotel - part of the fascia can be seen in the top right corner.
For comparison, here's a picture of Googie's restaurant originally posted by CityBoyDoug in post #20764.

I think the windows of the brown car on the left in the first picture are reflecting Googie's red neon sign.
The night shot below is from a season 1 (1974) episode of 'The Rockford Files'.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...esRockford.jpg
Universal TV





A group of Googies? If there were five it might be a gaggle.


Most NLA'ers are familiar with the downtown Googies and the West Hollywood Crescent Heights Googies, but are they familiar with the Beverly Hills' Googies 420 N Roxbury? From L, late '50s feature on women wearing short shorts.http://images.google.com/hosted/life...a5cafdd6a.html




Googies BH Interior
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/c176ff0954b76ede_large









http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/26bf7fce7a3e15e3_large








Terrazo
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Walk off some calories by turning left on Wilshire.
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/bfaafa08e6d8ef15_large










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Wilshire Blvd walking east.
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Stroll in front of Arthur Murray's, Wilshire Blvd., BH
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Martin Pal Jul 3, 2016 7:30 PM

:previous:

I did not know about that Googie's!
(And who are those women?)

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7492361)
I think I know where today's Julius Shulman picture was taken, but I'm a little confused by the date. I'll explain below. This is "Job 368: Gus May Men's Shop, 1948".

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

Getty Research Institute

I found Guy S May's men's furnishings shop at 523 S Olive Street in the CDs of the 1920s and 1930s. That's in the Biltmore Hotel. Here's a tie which confirms the location.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original
www.preloved.co.uk

Was trying to find some late 40's hotel photos to discover this discrepancy, but no luck yet!

I wanted to comment on that tie, though. That particular one strikes me as really ugly. (Just me?) I do notice that the ties in the Julius photo in the window on the left have that same half circle design flourish as the other tie, only reversed. Perhaps Gus liked that design style for his ties. I like it, too, just not that one particular tie!

HossC Jul 3, 2016 8:13 PM

:previous:

Thanks for looking, Martin Pal. I found a couple of pictures of the florist and coffee shop nearer to W 5th Street, but no close-ups of the Guy S May end.


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This is the cleaning business built by Abe Butler at 5905 Van Nuys Boulevard towards the end of 1946. It's Julius Shulman's "Job 124: Butler's Cleaners, 1947". NB. There's another photo in the set, but it's almost identical.

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

Getty Research Institute

I was hoping that this one might still be standing, but no such luck. It was demolished in 1971, by which time it was being used as a repair garage.

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

I can't even show you the building that replaced it, because that was demolished around 2005. Today you'll just find the front lot of a Lexus dealer there. :(

ethereal_reality Jul 3, 2016 9:06 PM

I found this USC snapshot a few months ago on eBay. There wasn't any information with it, but it's quite interesting none-the-less.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/JwbDrk.jpg

University of Southern California 'D' 1912. (not sure what the 'D' stands for)



If you look closely, you can see the letters ST in the window. (could the word be Dentist?)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/3WNElL.jpg
detail

So perhaps the D on the over-sized cloth pennant stands for Dental school.

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There might be an I in front of the S and T.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...922/mF6P0N.jpg

Tourmaline Jul 3, 2016 9:41 PM




1930s?
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BMmoBetdv...25289%2529.jpghttps://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BMmoBetdv...25289%2529.jpg





https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-l0HR-qnfB...25288%2529.jpghttps://4.bp.blogspot.com/-l0HR-qnfB...25288%2529.jpg













Save me a space?
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-t63S-zNwr...25281%2529.jpghttps://3.bp.blogspot.com/-t63S-zNwr...25281%2529.jpg






https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bcFiAifJF...52816%2529.jpghttps://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bcFiAifJF...52816%2529.jpg






Source identifies this as Venice Beach '30s. Some of those "boards" look unfinished and certainly skeg-less!
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-agOLc-eB5...5282%2529.jpeghttps://3.bp.blogspot.com/-agOLc-eB5...5282%2529.jpeg






https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RonnkXG0K...25286%2529.jpghttps://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RonnkXG0K...25286%2529.jpg







https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-N8waPtb2B...52814%2529.jpghttps://3.bp.blogspot.com/-N8waPtb2B...52814%2529.jpg





(Your info here)
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8Vcw-U_OA...25283%2529.jpghttps://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8Vcw-U_OA...25283%2529.jpg

ethereal_reality Jul 3, 2016 9:48 PM

Belle-Vue French Restaurant.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/CCnfFz.jpgeBay

and today
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/gedMIJ.jpg
gsv


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...924/hmqIzT.jpgeBay

Belle-Vue Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge, Santa Monica Blvd. at Ocean Ave.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...921/hGZuhC.jpg
Nicolas & Roche, Prop.

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& here's a vintage postcard from the 1950s(?)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/T6YrIQ.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1950s-Chrome...AH-8FJbxeZkXeA



You can catch a glimpse of the exterior of the Belle-Vue restaurant in "Perry Mason, episode #224 -The Case of the Blonde Bonanza." [1964]

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...923/lnVxO3.jpg
http://www.perrymasontvseries.com/wi...Extras/Show224

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...923/UW0Oeu.jpg
http://www.perrymasontvseries.com/wi...Extras/Show224



Below: this must be the 'Blonde Bonanza' ;)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...921/QtMbsg.jpg
http://www.perrymasontvseries.com/wi...Extras/Show224

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Tourmaline Jul 3, 2016 10:00 PM

A provincial-looking Huntington Beach in the '60s. When parking seemed plentiful and beach life seemed affordable. Put it on my Broadway account?




Could one of these surfers be named - Joe?
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-exyNB_piw...25281%2529.jpghttps://3.bp.blogspot.com/-exyNB_piw...25281%2529.jpg




https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EyMVsSlH2...25285%2529.jpghttps://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EyMVsSlH2...25285%2529.jpg





https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Rxz4tuD_n...25287%2529.jpghttps://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Rxz4tuD_n...25287%2529.jpg




https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pEyFZxu31...25286%2529.jpghttps://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pEyFZxu31...25286%2529.jpg







https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eoy6bMO6P...25283%2529.jpghttps://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eoy6bMO6P...25283%2529.jpg







https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-QuAvKkv6c...25288%2529.jpghttps://2.bp.blogspot.com/-QuAvKkv6c...25288%2529.jpg

UphillDonkey Jul 3, 2016 10:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Earl Boebert (Post 7492272)
My guess, and it's just a guess, is that it's a Simca (French).

Cheers,

Earl

Sunbeam MK3 maybehttps://s31.postimg.org/okwvt6qkr/19...ii_C965_PB.jpg

Earl Boebert Jul 4, 2016 1:41 AM

Washing out the gamma pretty well shows it as a 544:

http://www.bitsmasherpress.com/LANoir/544B.jpg

Cheers,

Earl

ethereal_reality Jul 4, 2016 3:19 AM

Here is a fun photograph dated April 5, 1962.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/HSCG9l.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/A4f08x.jpg
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00131/00131281.jpg

"Betty Fox performs an intricate acrobatic stunt 260 feet above the ground at Hollywood's Knickerbocker Hotel."
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ethereal_reality Jul 4, 2016 3:28 AM

Two amateur slides of the newly constructed Los Angeles Sports Arena, 1959.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/uAQHCU.jpg
eBay

:previous: Are those homes?




http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/6WfZaJ.jpg
eBay
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While I'm at it, here are a couple more images.

Here's the Sports Arena, about 80% complete, on the day it was officially selected as the site for the 1960 Democratic National Convention.
(the convention that nominated J.F.K.)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/IaoGLo.jpg
http://photos.dailynews.com/2016/05/...h-the-years/#8

:previous: Any idea what the name of that drive-in is?




Aerial
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/8HHeZB.jpg
http://photos.dailynews.com/2016/05/...h-the-years/#6

Aerial view shows two major centers of interest, the Memorial Coliseum (left) and the Memorial Sports Arena (center); view is looking northwest.
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, located at 3911 S. Figueroa Street, was officially opened on May 1, 1923. The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, located at 3939 S. Figueroa,
was officially opened on July 4, 1959. Figueroa Street can be seen from bottom left corner to middle right; the Harbor (110) Freeway runs across bottom right corner; Martin Luther
King Jr. Boulevard is seen from middle left to bottom right corner. Photograph taken for Pioneer Flint Kote. Photograph dated June 12, 1959.

Tourmaline Jul 4, 2016 2:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7493083)

Aerial
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/8HHeZB.jpg
http://photos.dailynews.com/2016/05/...h-the-years/#6

Aerial view shows two major centers of interest, the Memorial Coliseum (left) and the Memorial Sports Arena (center); view is looking northwest.
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, located at 3911 S. Figueroa Street, was officially opened on May 1, 1923. The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, located at 3939 S. Figueroa,
was officially opened on July 4, 1959. Figueroa Street can be seen from bottom left corner to middle right; the Harbor (110) Freeway runs across bottom right corner; Martin Luther
King Jr. Boulevard is seen from middle left to bottom right corner. Photograph taken for Pioneer Flint Kote. Photograph dated June 12, 1959.


JFK give acceptance speech at the Coliseum
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/ca3c320e5b76603b_large


http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/0d2f12d782715da5_large



Place is packed for '60 convention.
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/9541e326b1dc466d_largehttp://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/9541e326b1dc466d_large








From a collection entitled "Los Angeles Track Club - 1963." Aside from establishing the Sports Arena's ability to host a televised international indoor track meet, and depicting hopeful competitors for the '64 Tokyo Games, there are some random shots of team members training on the streets and practice field, some of which (the streets and field) NLA'ers may recognize. Probably a number of well known sports personalities too. http://images.google.com/hosted/life...0e5a03476.html

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http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/380a30d65ed7e69b_large






Under the grandstands
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/01e8da1f9fafd053_large



Training in the rain
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/181d364afd0c534c_large




Gasometer skeleton
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/a0913363a08726ac_large






Clear day, exact location unk.
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/14a8a38e4e9707ee_large





http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/feedfbba3f453f32_large


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