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HossC Jul 6, 2016 12:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7494786)

I just happened across this photograph of Ceazan Tires on eBay. [dated 1937]

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/1jFeSe.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1937-Commerc...AAAOSwMNxXXyo8

So my question is, which Ceazan Tires location is in the photograph I just found on eBay?

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7494799)

Believe it or not, I just found another Ceazan Tires photograph. This one of a Hollywood branch.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/wGNk0u.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1937-Commerc...3D112039789169

Obviously the street number is 1142, but I don't know which street.

The 1939 CD lists branches at 1929 S Figueroa Street and 1142 Vine Street.

ConstructDTLA Jul 6, 2016 6:18 AM

Finally getting around to posting more shots of buildings that haven't been seen in decades. Take a look at 433 Spring

More images here:
http://hunterkerhart.com/look-inside...ance-building/

http://i0.wp.com/hunterkerhart.com/w...e-42.jpg?w=800

http://i0.wp.com/hunterkerhart.com/w...e-37.jpg?w=800

http://i0.wp.com/hunterkerhart.com/w...e-36.jpg?w=800

http://i0.wp.com/hunterkerhart.com/w...e-24.jpg?w=800

http://i0.wp.com/hunterkerhart.com/w...e-22.jpg?w=800

http://i0.wp.com/hunterkerhart.com/w...ce-9.jpg?w=800

Wenders Jul 6, 2016 4:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7494732)
originally posted by Tourmaline
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/LxPF89.png


:previous: Thanks for the information oldstuff. I wasn't sure if the watertower was still standing.



below: I was surprised when I came across this photograph from the 1970s.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/Ebgdw1.jpg
http://mapio.net/s/4138929/

Since the water tank is missing, the current 'home' on top was pretty much built from scratch (as opposed to a 'remodel')





Here's how it looks today.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/lhVhCP.jpg
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/337981147005091401/

Someone who lives in that neighborhood told me this tower is the home of (as seen on TV) Larry "I Fight For You" Parker attorney.

Tourmaline Jul 6, 2016 4:57 PM

Premier Market - 425 N Canon Drive, BH Circa '36


Where "Premier really means Premier."






http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/3469a9db8626d378_large





http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/ff6e90b5c6c31ee8_large





http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/90bfd80d3c3c633a_large




:cool:
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/db60effe9c85fea9_large





http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/39d9f8923a2fa9ec_large

Tourmaline Jul 6, 2016 5:01 PM

Same neighborhood, circa '36-'38


The Victor Hugo - 233 N Beverly Drive (Beverly and Wilshire)
As seen from the Beverly Wilshire

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/5df77fe6bc4ae95b_large

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/36ebc7666edb830e_large

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/2553d64536f1dfc4_large


http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/ff8ee52dc9424f81_large


http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/9c3ac2d11a76a4ca_large

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/383a405933f2c82f_large


http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/d82d0104a7aae1e2_large

Tourmaline Jul 6, 2016 5:15 PM

A mid-late '30s visit to the "Strip?"







Cafe La Maze . . . continued, circa '38




Appearing nightly: "Park Avenue Boys" and "Vi Bradley"

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/67c24301841975c8_large



http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/d84ad7d50f4727de_large





The Cock 'n Bull 9170 Sunset Blvd.
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/e01692d5e7321d16_large




Cafe Bublichki - 8846 Sunset Blvd.
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/31dc67a53ef3a400_large

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/418dd2b224ab365e_large







Cafe Trocadero - 8810 Sunset Blvd.
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/ba7d7544c1114e4c_large






Sunset Blvd. perspective
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/11600618ecacee62_large
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/8499faa15606dd5b_large






Club Seville - 8428 Sunset
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/31686d034c23f3c6_large






Jane Jones Little Club - 8730 Sunset Blvd.
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/a1a8a82417c5081c_large

http://www.playgroundtothestars.com/...jane-jones.jpghttp://www.playgroundtothestars.com/...ne-jones-club/




Mammy Louise's Bayou - 8711 Sunset Blvd.
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/db3503e417c3f2b6_large






Clover Club - 8477 (8475) Sunset Blvd.


http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/db901d03d6524fe5_large

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/3c81839d77c4a111_large

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/49a4ba874d9b187e_large

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/81248e9501880296_large





http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/855934a28bbcf3a4_large




http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/5af62a3066ce15e1_large



9211- Sunset Blvd. Maps, tourist info and are those poinsettias?
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/5bd74aea7a59562d_large

From http://images.google.com/hosted/life...a7a59562d.html

oldstuff Jul 6, 2016 6:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tourmaline (Post 7495415)
A mid-late '30s visit to the "Strip?"









Cafe La Maze . . . continued, circa '38




Appearing nightly: "Park Avenue Boys" and "Vi Bradley"

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/67c24301841975c8_large



http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/d84ad7d50f4727de_large





The Cock 'n Bull 9170 Sunset Blvd.
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/e01692d5e7321d16_large




Cafe Bublichki - 8846 Sunset Blvd.
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/31dc67a53ef3a400_large

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/418dd2b224ab365e_large







Cafe Trocadero - 8810 Sunset Blvd.
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/ba7d7544c1114e4c_large






Sunset Blvd. perspective
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/11600618ecacee62_large
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/8499faa15606dd5b_large






Club Seville - 8428 Sunset
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/31686d034c23f3c6_large






Jane Jones Little Club - 8730 Sunset Blvd.
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/a1a8a82417c5081c_large

http://www.playgroundtothestars.com/...jane-jones.jpghttp://www.playgroundtothestars.com/...ne-jones-club/




Mammy Louise's Bayou - 8711 Sunset Blvd.
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/db3503e417c3f2b6_large






Clover Club - 8477 (8475) Sunset Blvd.


http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/db901d03d6524fe5_large

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/3c81839d77c4a111_large

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/49a4ba874d9b187e_large

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/81248e9501880296_large





http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/855934a28bbcf3a4_large




http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/5af62a3066ce15e1_large



9211- Sunset Blvd. Maps, tourist info and are those poinsettias?
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/5bd74aea7a59562d_large

From http://images.google.com/hosted/life...a7a59562d.html

They certainly look like poinsettias, especially those silhouetted along the right side of the shack.

Blaster Jul 6, 2016 8:04 PM

[QUOTE=Tourmaline;7495415]A mid-late '30s visit to the "Strip?"


Appearing nightly: "Park Avenue Boys" and "Vi Bradley"

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/67c24301841975c8_large


The only info I could find on Vi Bradley was that she made some recordings for Decca in the 30's as a solo and as Vi Bradley's Rhythmettes.

HossC Jul 6, 2016 8:08 PM

Another Julius Shulman mystery location. Does anyone know where this Thrifty warehouse was? This is "Job 2059: Thrifty Drug Store Warehouse, 1955".

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

Getty Research Institute

Flyingwedge Jul 6, 2016 9:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7495614)
Another Julius Shulman mystery location. Does anyone know where this Thrifty warehouse was? This is "Job 2059: Thrifty Drug Store Warehouse, 1955".

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

Getty Research Institute

Thrifty may have built several buildings to the same design, but I am going to guess that your shot shows the one
on the SE corner of La Brea and Exposition. We see that building in the background of this December 14, 1963, photo
looking south on La Brea after the Baldwin Hills Dam failed:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...n.jpg~original
00059998 @ LAPL

Here's the building today:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...k.jpg~original
Jan 2016 GSV

Granted, there is more space between La Brea and the building in your 1957 photo, but this 1964 aerial suggests that
the building was originally square before being enlarged along La Brea. Below I think we can see the things on the
edge of the roof that are also visible in the 1963 flood photo:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...d.jpg~original
Historic Aerials

CityBoyDoug Jul 6, 2016 9:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tourmaline (Post 7495415)
A mid-late '30s visit to the "Strip?"

Mammy Louise's Bayou - 8711 Sunset Blvd.
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/db3503e417c3f2b6_large

This is actress Louise Beavers. Is that her restaurant in the above photo? She was affectionately known as the Aunt Jemima actress.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psv406o1ss.jpg
pinterest

ethereal_reality Jul 7, 2016 12:31 AM

Originally posted by Tourmaline
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/3pMQQ6.jpg

To this day, I still confuse the Clover Club with the Players Club (also on Sunset Blvd)

So to be honest, I didn't realize the Clover Club looked like this. (it looks more like a retaining wall than a nightclub)
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Brief history:

For one thing, the site was originally a palatial private home. I'm not sure when it was torn down....or remodeled into the club. (does anyone know?)

By February 1930 it was called the Sphinx Club. As of March 1933 it was operating as Club Sokoloeff.
In August 1933, it was the “Hahn Club” according to a permit to make some alterations to the building, Nola Hahn being another gambler associated with 8477.
Soon after it adopted the name by which this address is most famously associated: the Clover Club.

We discussed Nola Hahn on NLA back in 2011 (he was also associated with the Club Continental out by the Glendale Airport), but as far as I know
we were never able to locate a photograph of Mr. Hahn

.....until now.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...924/IUXIQE.jpg
http://lit250v.library.ucla.edu/isla...ilyNews%3A1277
also at https://jhgraham.com/2016/06/16/8477-sunset-blvd/

That's him in the center:previous:, facing the camera. [circa 1935]


below: Here's the building permit that was mentioned earlier.

....for alterations to 8477 Sunset Blvd., the “Hahn Club,” soon to be renamed the Clover Club.

8-14-1933.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/f3lOAQ.jpg
found at https://jhgraham.com/2016/06/16/8477-sunset-blvd/

By 1938, Hahn ended his partnership in the Clover Club, & then bought the Trocadero from Billy Wilkerson. He kept the Trocadero for a few years
then ventured to Las Vegas where he opened the highly successful Colony Restaurant.

Mr. Hahn committed suicide in 1957.
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The following image is from lapl, so there's a good possibility we've seen it before on NLA.

A view of the Clover Club as seen from the southwest corner of La Cienega & Sunset Boulevard. [ca.1939]

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/9vrGMx.jpg
http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=16778




Originally posted by Tourmaline (did anyone notice the discrepancies of the street numbers?)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/NpgoCd.jpg
LIFE


Here's the parking 'ramp' from the opposite direction [ca.1935]

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/sW53il.jpg
http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=10190

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building permit and information from:
https://jhgraham.com/2016/06/16/8477-sunset-blvd/

The 2011 post on Nola Hahn.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=5160
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Martin Pal Jul 7, 2016 12:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tourmaline (Post 7495415)


May I point out Bit of Sweden there on the left.

Martin Pal Jul 7, 2016 12:59 AM

Clover Club - 8477 (8475) Sunset Blvd.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tourmaline (Post 7495415)

Club Seville - 8428 Sunset

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/31686d034c23f3c6_large
_________________________


I believe Club Seville, which I don't think I've seen a photo of before, became Ciro's in 1940,
but Ciro's address is 8433 Sunset Blvd., but it's definitely the same location as the building on the
left tells us.


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GBkPLD_x3b...255B1%255D.jpg



Which is the same building on the right center below:
If I am correct it's called the Piazza Del Sol.



Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7495878)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/9vrGMx.jpg
http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=16778

The following image is from lapl, so there's a good possibility it's been posted before.

A view of the Clover Club - 8477 (8475) Sunset Blvd. from across Sunset Boulevard. [no date]
____________________________________________

I believe this would be at La Cienega and Sunset Blvd.

Can anyone read the signs on the right of the photo?

ST. DE...?
BAZA(AR)...perhaps?

Tourmaline Jul 7, 2016 4:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7495878)
Originally posted by Tourmaline
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/3pMQQ6.jpg

To this day, I still confuse the Clover Club with the Players Club (also on Sunset Blvd)

So to be honest, I didn't realize the Clover Club looked like this. (it looks more like a retaining wall than a nightclub)



http://waterandpower.org/5%20Histori...Club_1940s.jpghttp://waterandpower.org/5%20Histori...Club_1940s.jpg




It's not often the images have any descriptive text. Here's an exception.

Quote:

Italian movie dir. Roberto Rossellini (R) w. his actress, lover Ingrid Bergman & his co-producer Ilya Lopert (L) w. European movie dir. Max Colpet, being tended by head waiter on terrace at the Players' restaurant on Sunset Strip.
1949 - Player's Club (Guessing the two-story structure is 8212 Sunset.)
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/41a1d5a2e6068315_large





I started looking for the various clubs after reading a '36 Variety listing. In addition to the well-known Palomar, Beverly Wilshire, Paris Inn and Biltmore Bowl, there were several names off of my radar, e.g., Blue Room, Cafe Casanova, Cafe La Maze, Esquire, Famous Door, U-Gene's, Somerset Club, Omar's Dome and Jane Jones' Little Club. The Park Ave Boys were appearing at Cafe La Maze. Jane Jones, Gladys Bagwell, Helen Warner and Jeanne Keiler (or Keller) were performing at the Little Club.

Curious purported history of the "Little Club." http://www.playgroundtothestars.com/...rls/#more-4152

It would appear that these clubs were raided as often as they got a new coat of paint. https://jhgraham.com/2016/06/17/8730-sunset-blvd/

The Little Club apparently started out as the King's Club and later the Club Marcel.



https://jhgrahambooks.files.wordpres...-clum-1935.jpg

This 1941-picture seems to imply that the Duke was no stranger to raids.:shrug:
Quote:

Fashionable and celebrity patrons of Club Marcel, 8730 Sunset Blvd, during an early morning raid November 27, 1941. Not only did officers have to break down the door, they were also confronted by combative drunken patrons. One young woman attacked deputies and newspapermen with “clawing fingers and well-aimed high kicks, displaying a shocking lack of ladylike manners and underwear.” LAPL
https://jhgrahambooks.files.wordpres...john-wayne.jpghttps://jhgrahambooks.files.wordpres...john-wayne.jpg



Looking at The Little Club photo and the ad for Eunice's return with her "Famous" Southern Chicken Dinner. CBD pondered whether Louise Beavers was affiliated with the Creole Restaurant at 8711 Sunset. This I do not know, but having read Ms. Beaver's Wiki bio, it seems more of a coincidence than a likelihood. But not impossible. She grew up in Pasadena and attended school there had to learn a southern dialect. There seems no mention of her Creole culinary skills, but a good actress may have studied for the role, as necessary.;) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_Beavers




It is probably worth remembering that "The Strip," skirted many residences. Here Sunset is to the right or high ground of several talked-about backyards.
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics26/00047568.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics26/00047568.jpg



One of the linked sites states that the former home of Wallace Reid, 8300 Sunset served as a gambling club. It is, of course, long gone, but evidently Sunset passersby could glimpse his backyard and swimming pool. As discussed NLA, William Hart's home was next door http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=15334 and J. Barrymore's residence (8426) was also nearby where Butterfield's served a meal or two. http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=15317 http://www.playgroundtothestars.com/...-on-delongpre/



View of Wallace Reid's abode from Sunset Blvd. (Interesting radio antenna. Or is it the best clothes line in town?)
http://www.image-archeology.com/Resi...ailed_1924.jpghttp://www.image-archeology.com/Resi...ailed_1924.jpg



Frontage view of Reid's home at DeLongpre and Sweetzer
http://www.playgroundtothestars.com/...e-front-LG.jpghttp://www.playgroundtothestars.com/...e-front-LG.jpg




http://www.image-archeology.com/Home...fornia_A70.jpghttp://www.image-archeology.com/Home...fornia_A70.jpg

Tourmaline Jul 7, 2016 4:16 AM

How much Trocadero is too much Trocadero?

(Don't ask Ted Healy. Read "death" >>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Healy)


On a lighter note, here is Lana Turner walking near the Troc in 1939 http://images.google.com/hosted/life...9383b88cd.html



http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/fb930c6751a367ce_large



http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/4f6b18a9383b88cd_large




http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/e51ae844e44177d1_large



http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/7035b3cd24a1f1a1_large




http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/9ccb7b8ca57db4a4_large





http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/a492e5ddeabc740a_large




Beverly Hills Hotel Poolside

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/3b607f0ddffb2688_large




http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/723e05a317f82237_large

Beaudry Jul 7, 2016 6:50 AM

While I hate to be the bearer of bad news (which one just is, sometimes), it looks as though La Colima is on her way out. The building which the esteemed Michael Ryerson rightfully called "One of and perhaps the most remarkable survivors on the north side."

Here she is in 1929, about seven years after construction (permits are pulled in October 1922)—

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8056/8...a2526486_o.jpglapl

And here,

https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8330/8...fd4c4c21_o.jpglapl

it's 1951 and the Broadway tunnel is gone (and with it most of Ft Moore), but the building perseveres, now housing a Mexican place, as it would in forthcoming years

—but now, she's surrounded by demo fencing. Metro is tearing up that giant parking lot to the east, and the lot behind Colima, to build a giant mixed-use "transit village" with retail, lofts, and train stations.

https://c6.staticflickr.com/8/7318/2...81292baf_c.jpg

HossC Jul 7, 2016 7:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7495878)

A view of the Clover Club as seen from the southwest corner of La Cienega & Sunset Boulevard. [ca.1939]

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/9vrGMx.jpg
http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=16778

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7495897)
Can anyone read the signs on the right of the photo?

ST. DE...?
BAZA(AR)...perhaps?

The 1956 and 1960 CDs list St Denis Bazaar silks at 8496 Sunset Boulevard. The 1939 CD only has a drama teacher at that address, but by 1942 the company is listed as St Denis Brother under Oriental Goods.

On a side note, the building in the background, which is now the Piazza Del Sol, has been covered before on NLA. During the '40s and '50s it was called the Coronet Apartments, but, if the picture above is 1939, we're looking at the Hacienda Arms Apartments, once descibed as the "classiest brothel on the Sunset Strip" - read a little more on Wikipedia.

ethereal_reality Jul 7, 2016 2:40 PM

While we're in this area of the Sunset Strip and discovering more about the Clover Club, I thought I'd add this interesting tidbit.

“Keep Chicago out of Hollywood- Close Clover Club Gambling Joint."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/6t8ziY.jpg
https://jhgrahambooks.files.wordpres...ub-protest.jpg

"Anti-gambling signs on a vacant lot owned by the Coyne family, adjacent to the Casanova Club, 8383 Sunset Blvd, c. 1837-1938.
Similar signs located on vacant lots at 8381 and 8373 Sunset Blvd. mysteriously caught fire in the wee hours of August 27, 1933."

Obviously there's a very interesting back-story to this.
Who is the Coyne family? (their doesn't name come up once in the NLA search)
What did the police do about the burnt signs (I forget who had jurisdiction back then),
Was there an investigation into the property damage?

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quoted description found at
https://jhgraham.com/2016/06/16/8477-sunset-blvd/

Blaster Jul 7, 2016 2:50 PM

[QUOTE=Tourmaline;7496071]How much Trocadero is too much Trocadero?

(Don't ask Ted Healy. Read "death" >>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Healy)


On a lighter note, here is Lana Turner walking near the Troc in 1939 http://images.google.com/hosted/life...9383b88cd.html



http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/fb930c6751a367ce_large



http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/4f6b18a9383b88cd_large

Might the gentleman be Artie Shaw?


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