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ethereal_reality Sep 12, 2016 8:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Earl Boebert (Post 7556919)

:previous: When I first saw this Earl, I thought it was a place I remember hearing about near the old Lockheed Plant in Burbank.

But this Bomb Shelter (what a name!) was located down at Long Beach Airport.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/m7MxMm.jpg
google_aerial

And they weren't kidding when they said "across from the airport".
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I just spent the better part of an hour trying to locate a vintage photograph of the place, or at least a photo of the intersection back in the 1940s and 50s.

I didn't find anything at all. :(
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HossC Sep 12, 2016 9:04 PM

:previous:

Before the runway at Long Beach Airport was extended, Spring and Lakewood intersected southwest of the current location. On the right below is a close-up from the 1952 aerial view showing what looks like a gas station on one corner, and larger buildings, possibly restaurants, on the other two. The current road layout was pretty much in place by the time the 1963 view was taken.

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

ethereal_reality Sep 12, 2016 9:06 PM

:previous: Thanks Hoss!


While searching for the Bomb Shelter strip club I came across this horrific looking sign.

Color Corner Sign in Lakewood, CA

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/923/LqyOUr.png
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/242772236133489046/

Does anyone know where the COLOR CORNER was located?


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ethereal_reality Sep 12, 2016 9:33 PM

blackcat23 just posted this on the Los Angeles Development thread.

Quote:

Originally Posted by blackcat23
Bye-bye Sports Arena

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/PEhBwF.jpg
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=2653

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For comparison; nearing completion in 1959.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/XlUz0L.jpg

From my earlier post at http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=35780

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HossC Sep 12, 2016 9:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7558856)

Does anyone know where the COLOR CENTER was located?

The sign is still there on Paramount Boulevard, just south of Del Amo Boulevard in Lakewood.

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

Martin Pal Sep 12, 2016 9:45 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7558473)
re: the former Coffee Dan's location, now 'The Grill on the Alley'.

Martin Pal, I thought you'd find this chart from the Hollywood Reporter interesting.
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:previous:

Yes...that is interesting.

(Vin Scully was in The Grill last night.)
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Vin Scully :worship: is retiring this year :( after this season is over!

Vin Scully c. 1958

http://www.thinkbluela.com/wp-conten...iseum-1959.jpgThink Blue L.A.

Trivia: Chris Carter, creator of The X-Files, says he named the character of Scully after the Dodgers broadcaster!


Vin Scully visits Monkey Island?

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics33/00051194.jpgLAPL

The above undated photo was in the LAPL images with scant information except it's from the Herald Examiner collection of photographs.



Dodgers of yesteryear welcomed to L.A., opening day, April 18, 1958.

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics42/00055829.jpg

Another photo I looked at shows the Los Angeles Theatre (in the background of photos above and below) is advertising Tab Hunter and Etchika Choureau in Lafayette Escadrille, and also: Stakeout on Dope Street.



http://waterandpower.org/1%20Histori..._Billboard.jpgDWP



https://latimesphoto.files.wordpress...ersary_058.jpgL.A. Times



Dodgers of yesterday -- 2016:

https://cbsla.files.wordpress.com/20...0&h=660&crop=1CBS L.A.

(Some rookie hazing type thing.)

The Dodgers have gone off to New York City to play the Yankees tonight! Probably not in the above uniforms.
Dodgers are in first place by three games in the NL West Division as of today. Would make a nice story to win
the World Series in Vin Scully's last year.

But then--there's those Chicago Cubs and their story...

ethereal_reality Sep 12, 2016 9:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7558899)
The sign is still there on Paramount Boulevard, just south of Del Amo Boulevard in Lakewood.

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

:previous: The sign is growing on me.

Now it can be appraised as a mid-century relic from a by-gone age. ;)

I'm glad it's still there.
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*I see in my original post I called it 'Color Center' instead of 'Color Corner'.

Corrected to COLOR CORNER, much better!

Martin Pal Sep 12, 2016 10:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7558895)
blackcat23 just posted this on the Los Angeles Development thread.

Bye-bye Sports Arena

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Among many other things, including the 1960 Democratic National Convention, and the 1984 Olympics, Bruce Springsteen played 35 concerts there and was the last event at the arena.

When he introduced his song "Wrecking Ball" during the last concert, he opened by saying "We gotta play this one for the old building... We're gonna miss this place, it's a great place to play rock 'n' roll." The arena closed after the last concert.

I saw a mass U.S. Citizenship ceremony there for a friend who became a citizen.

Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Football Club officially broke ground on its new stadium which will be built there and now, curiously, they want Angelenos to watch the demolition of the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena on it's live stadium cam.

https://lafc.com/live-lafc-stadium-cam/

riichkay Sep 12, 2016 10:51 PM

http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/...psf2krpai8.jpg
Dennis Hopper, "Double Standard"

Martin Pal posted this photo about 800 pages ago, the picture isn't there any more, just the image icon, so let's revisit. It seems Hopper, like his good friend Ed Ruscha, had a thing for Standard Oil filling stations. Hopper took this picture in 1961. He's heading east on Santa Monica Blvd., crossing Doheny, with Melrose coming in on the right. The building on the Melrose/Doheny corner was Carl's Market for many years, not sure what it was in '61. The bldg adjacent to that was the Academy Award Theatre, home to a single Oscar ceremony (1949).

http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/...psep7xbf50.png

Hopper would have been right about here when he took the photo. The slatted vents at the rear of the Petco building match up to the earlier picture.

http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/...psho2p5yqf.jpg
Dennis Hopper

Here's another Hopper, also 1961, with a Standard station. Eastbound on Sunset, waiting for the signal at Crescent Heights. Villa Frascati signage visible on the left. The Standard station remains, as Chevron. Of interest is the raised median at this intersection. I'm guessing it was removed to create a dedicated left turn lane, maybe at the same time Pandora's Box was demolished and the traffic island was created.

Martin Pal Sep 13, 2016 12:15 AM

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Originally Posted by riichkay (Post 7558994)
Martin Pal posted this photo about 800 pages ago, the picture isn't there any more, just the image icon, so let's revisit.

Thank you, riichkay, for the re-visit (I like that photo) and mentioning that it was missing from the post. I went back and fixed that and also added another photo in that post (the first one).

RESTORED!
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=21574

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Also, riichkay, I've never noticed that raised median before near that intersection in the new photo you posted!

Quote:

Originally Posted by riichkay (Post 7558994)
Villa Frascati signage visible on the left.
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That Villa Frascati Restaurant has not been seen on NLA before, according to my search. These are dated 1973.

http://hollywoodphotographs.com/photos/lrg/RN-055-1.jpg Hollywood Photographs


http://hollywoodphotographs.com/photos/lrg/RN-055-2.jpg Hollywood Photographs


Not "seen", the exterior, but NoirCityDame did an "ad" post of it's previous incarnations along with an interior photo.

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=33016

Tourmaline Sep 13, 2016 1:43 AM

:previous:


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Boss Radio 93 KHJ billboard in front of Villa Frascati restaurant at Sunset and Crescent Heights in 1967. This building would later become the Coconut Teaser in the '80's and '90's. You can also see Schwabs in the distance... — with Robert W. Morgan, Frank Perry, Gary mack, The Real Don Steele, Johnny Mitchel, sam riddle and Johnny Williams.



http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...8.jpg~originalhttp://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...8.jpg~original



Villa Frascati noir sidebar: http://www.playgroundtothestars.com/tag/villa-frascati/

Bristolian Sep 13, 2016 4:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7558949)
Among many other things, including the 1960 Democratic National Convention, and the 1984 Olympics, Bruce Springsteen played 35 concerts there and was the last event at the arena.

When he introduced his song "Wrecking Ball" during the last concert, he opened by saying "We gotta play this one for the old building... We're gonna miss this place, it's a great place to play rock 'n' roll." The arena closed after the last concert.

I saw a mass U.S. Citizenship ceremony there for a friend who became a citizen.

Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Football Club officially broke ground on its new stadium which will be built there and now, curiously, they want Angelenos to watch the demolition of the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena on it's live stadium cam.

https://lafc.com/live-lafc-stadium-cam/

I'll always kick myself for not going to that last Springsteen concert there.
Before demolition began they auctioned off anything that could be removed. There wasn't much interest so I got a couple of drinking fountains for $50 and a row of 11 seats for $20. I went down with a friend and it took us a couple hours to remove everything. I was pleasantly surprised with the quality and nice mid century design of the seats. They cleaned up nicely and I am going to mount three of them in my game room.

ethereal_reality Sep 13, 2016 5:33 AM

Taken' the young'uns to Disneyland.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/FuecFQ.jpg
http://rogerwilkerson.tumblr.com/

The kids look tranquilized.........& Dad's driving straight through FantasyLand.

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MichaelRyerson Sep 13, 2016 10:41 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7559377)
Taken' the young'uns to Disneyland.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/FuecFQ.jpg
http://rogerwilkerson.tumblr.com/

The kids look tranquilized.........& Dad's driving straight through FantasyLand.

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Dr. Sheldon Cooper and family. I must say Amy looks good. The absence of seatbelts is a bit worrisome, though.

MichaelRyerson Sep 13, 2016 10:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7558909)
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Vin Scully visits Monkey Island?

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics33/00051194.jpgLAPL

The above undated photo was in the LAPL images with scant information except it's from the Herald Examiner collection of photographs.


Best guess this is a still from The Vin Scully Show, 1973. I would normally say circa but in this case we know the show lasted but one season as the iconic sportscaster tried branching out. Thankfully for us it didn't work out.

CityBoyDoug Sep 13, 2016 2:09 PM

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Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 7559441)
Dr. Sheldon Cooper and family. I must say Amy looks good. The absence of seatbelts is a bit worrisome, though.

If I recall correctly I've only used a seat-belt since around 1992. Anyone else remember their first days of seat belts?

Looking for seat belts.....and speeders.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psifrwgkvo.jpg
google

Blaster Sep 13, 2016 2:23 PM

Before bucket seats and the enforcement of seat belts, a little kid often sat or, if small enough, actually stood on the front seat between Mom and Dad -- while they smoked!

Earl Boebert Sep 13, 2016 3:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7559582)
If I recall correctly I've only worn a seat-belt since around 1992. Anyone else remember their first days of seat belts?

Seat belts were mandated for time and distance rally competitors in the SF Bay area sometime around 1960, which is when I installed my first set -- made by the Irvin Air Chute Co., founders of the Caterpillar Club. Had to go to Oakland Airport to buy them from an aviation supplier.

Cheers,

Earl

odinthor Sep 13, 2016 4:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7559582)
If I recall correctly I've only worn a seat-belt since around 1992. Anyone else remember their first days of seat belts?

Looking for seat belts.....and speeders.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psifrwgkvo.jpg
google

I recall looking on seat belts as being a bizarre curiosity and weird innovation, and how my eventual usage of them was tardy and reluctant. I also recall being a passenger in a car in which the driver flatly stated, "I won't turn on the ignition until you're strapped in." I successfully resisted the urge to reply, "And I won't see you again until you're strapped into a strait jacket."

ethereal_reality Sep 13, 2016 4:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blaster (Post 7559597)
Before bucket seats and the enforcement of seat belts, a little kid often sat or, if small enough, actually stood on the front seat between Mom and Dad
-- while they smoked!

I have a sister who thought her side of the backseat was sacrosanct, so if I wanted to lie down I had to climb up in the back window.

That is, until a family that went to our church had a car accident and their son flew from the back window to the hood of the car. (he survived, but with one less eye).

After that, if I wanted to lie down I had to assume the fetal position on my side of the backseat making sure NO part of me crossed the imaginary line drawn by
my big sister.









Yes, I'm still in therapy.


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