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ethereal_reality Nov 11, 2016 6:37 AM

:previous: Thanks for the humorous reply odinthor. It put a smile on my face.



'mystery' location.


"70's Fred Enke Negative, Gary at Pocket Snooker BIlliards, L.A."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/QL9F5x.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/70s-Enke-Neg...IAAOSwnbZYDZir

What caught my eye was the nice art-deco building the billiards joint is in :previous:.

There's a street number above the door but it's too blurry to read.


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...922/pkneaK.jpg
detail

ethereal_reality Nov 11, 2016 7:04 AM

"Where's WeeGee?"


"Unidentified Photographer [Weegee among wax heads of celebrities and leaders], Hollywood 1951"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/923/yK9Xt0.jpg
http://flavorwire.com/239447/naked-h...nd-wannabes/16


How many of the heads can you name?






I've numbered them to make it easier.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/ePLiDv.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/71wpRX.jpg

I just noticed it says "to Bruce" (that's my name!)
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HossC Nov 11, 2016 9:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7619868)

'mystery' location.

"70's Fred Enke Negative, Gary at Pocket Snooker BIlliards, L.A."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/QL9F5x.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/70s-Enke-Neg...IAAOSwnbZYDZir

What caught my eye was the nice art-deco building the billiards joint is in

There's a street number above the door but it's too blurry to read.

The seller has this second image where the number is a little clearer.

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

After a little Googling, I found the location at 11130 Magnolia Boulevard. Back in 2007, it was still North Hollywood Billiards.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original
GSV

The sign has now gone, and the building is black, but at least it's still there.

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

GaylordWilshire Nov 11, 2016 12:41 PM

More on "darting" here: http://www.notey.com/@laist_unoffici...s-angeles.html

And here: http://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/c...n-los-angeles/


Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7619438)
'mystery' location.

I found this on the jalopyjournal forum, page 3, Post #85.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/P1...366-h768-rw-no

There was no information included with the photograph, but I believe a lot of the photographs on the JJ forum originate from the usc archives.

(but without any information, it's impossible to look it up in the archive, obviously)

Anyone recognize this intersection?
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I'm not sure if we have seen this photograph before on NLA.


Blaster Nov 11, 2016 5:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7619879)
"Where's WeeGee?"


"Unidentified Photographer [Weegee among wax heads of celebrities and leaders], Hollywood 1951"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/923/yK9Xt0.jpg
http://flavorwire.com/239447/naked-h...nd-wannabes/16


I've numbered them to make it easier.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/ePLiDv.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/71wpRX.jpg

I just noticed it says "to Bruce" (that's my name!)
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How many of the heads can you name?

1. Clark Gable
2. ?
3. ?
4. ?
5. Abe Lincoln
6. Looks like a fairly generic mannequin head
7. Chico Marx
8. Groucho Marx
9. Harpo Marx
10. Charlie Chaplin
11. Eddie Cantor?
12. ?
13. Stalin
14. G. Washington
15.Weegee
16. ?
17. Has sort of a Charles Laughton look

HossC Nov 11, 2016 8:06 PM

Today's Julius Shulman post shows some stores in Pasadena. This is "Job 2553: Burke, Kober & Nicolais, Gude's and Mandel's Buildings (Pasadena, Calif.), 1958". First, Gude's Men's Women's and Children's Shoes.

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

The other image shows Mandel's Fascinating Slippers. On the far left is a sign for Dedrick's Tux Shop.

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

Both from Getty Research Institute

My searches found a 1958 address for Gude's at 338 S Lake Avenue, and a 1960 address for Dedrick's Tux Shop at 250 S Lake Avenue. Despite this, I'm not sure that I've found the right location. That puts Mandel's nearly opposite Bullocks, but I can't match the reflections in the windows. Can anyone remember these stores or confirm where they were?

CityBoyDoug Nov 12, 2016 2:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blaster (Post 7620148)
How many of the heads can you name?

1. Clark Gable
2. ?
3. ?
4. ?
5. Abe Lincoln
6. Looks like a fairly generic mannequin head
7. Chico Marx
8. Groucho Marx
9. Harpo Marx
10. Charlie Chaplin
11. Eddie Cantor?
12. ?
13. Stalin
14. G. Washington
15.Weegee
16. ?
17. Has sort of a Charles Laughton look

3. Boris Karloff ?

unihikid Nov 12, 2016 3:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7620612)
3. Boris Karloff ?

i was thinking 3 was Gary Cooper

Blaster Nov 12, 2016 4:01 AM

And I thought 3 might be Bela Lugosi!

CityBoyDoug Nov 12, 2016 5:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blaster (Post 7620642)
And I thought 3 might be Bela Lugosi!

I think you are correct Blaster.

3. Bela Lugosi

2. Lon Chaney Jr. ?

14. Jack Benny ?

Earl Boebert Nov 12, 2016 3:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blaster (Post 7620642)
And I thought 3 might be Bela Lugosi!

Concur. I think the dimple on the chin confirms it.

Cheers,

Earl

HossC Nov 12, 2016 8:50 PM

We've seen Julius Shulman pictures of Douglas Honnold designs in the past (e.g. here and here). This is "Job 1006: Douglas Honnold, Dunhill's (Beverly Hills, Calif.), 1951".

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

It's obvious that Mr Shulman visited before the building had been completed. Maybe someone has interior or exterior pictures of the finished store.

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

The third and final shot looks down the street.

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

All from Getty Research Institute

The 1956 CD places Alfred Dunhill of London at 136 S Rodeo Drive. The location is confirmed by the back of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in the second picture above. The rear of the hotel still looks the same (below), but the Dunhill's building was lost in the '80s or '90s (it's difficult to tell from the historic aerial views).

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4.jpg~original
GSV

The Dunhill website now lists Beverly Hills locations in Saks 5th Avenue at 9600 Wilshire and in Neiman Marcus at 9700 Wilshire.

riichkay Nov 12, 2016 11:19 PM

http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/...psronnvuum.jpg

Undated photo, but probably about 1970. This was taken from the rear parking lot for the Dart Industries bldg at Beverly/La Cienega. The bldg on the right is 8487 W. 3rd St. I worked in that bldg from '74-'80 when it housed Transamerica Title Ins. and David L. Wopler Productions. See my post on page 1654 where I identified the bldg to the east (Johnny's coffee shop/Gottfried's Deli). As I mentioned in that post the 8487 bldg was built in 1954 as a Mode O'Day warehouse. There is a fence visible here, that divided the parking lots of Dart Industries and the Transamerica/Wolper bldg.

To the right of the woman's head is the roof of a bldg with 3 dormers, that's The Record Plant recording studio. Here are those dormers in a 1978 fire:

http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/...psdnlfv8il.jpg




Here's a photo from the Johnny's thread on pg 1654, taken from W. 3rd St. You can see the 8487 bldg on the left, and the Dart Industries bldg behind that. There's a transformer on a pole, a portion of that transformer is visible in the extreme upper right corner of the 1970 snapshot.

http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/...psclstvj1c.png


Where the woman would have been standing is now a parking structure for the Beverly Connection mall. The Johnny's bldg, still a restaurant, is visible here on the left. 8487 W. 3rd is the same 1954 bldg, it's gone from warehouse to offices and now retail.

http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/...pszwn6yt9x.png


This is pretty close to where the 1970 picture was taken:

http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/...psr6b7p0wc.png

acorn8332 Nov 12, 2016 11:20 PM

I believe this is 3rd at Rampart, looking East.

acorn8332 Nov 12, 2016 11:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7619969)

Sorry--forgot to include the original post in my reply! I believe this is the intersection of 3rd and Rampart, looking East.

ethereal_reality Nov 13, 2016 1:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by riichkay (Post 7621139)
http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/...psronnvuum.jpg

Undated photo, but probably about 1970. This was taken from the rear parking lot for the Dart Industries bldg at Beverly/La Cienega. The bldg on the right is 8487 W. 3rd St. I worked in that bldg from '74-'80 when it housed Transamerica Title Ins. and David L. Wopler Productions. See my post on page 1654 where I identified the bldg to the east (Johnny's coffee shop/Gottfried's Deli). As I mentioned in that post the 8487 bldg was built in 1954 as a Mode O'Day warehouse. There is a fence visible here, that divided the parking lots of Dart Industries and the Transamerica/Wolper bldg.

To the right of the woman's head is the roof of a bldg with 3 dormers, that's The Record Plant recording studio. Here are those dormers in a 1978 fire:

http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/...psdnlfv8il.jpg

:previous: Very interesting post riichkay. Now I know exactly where that attractive young lady was standing.



Here's a bit more on the Record Plant at 8456 W. 3rd Street.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...924/t2aI5U.jpg
1970s logo

Your invitation to the opening party was a brick!

"The Record Plant at 8456 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles California opened on December 4th, 1969 with a grand opening party
that featured a star studded cast of Hollywood's musical elite. Guests were invited with colorfully painted bricks that they presented
for admission to the party. A Mason in a tuxedo fitted the bricks into a wall of the front office. The printing on the brick advertised
"L.A.'s 1st Hunchy Punchy Recording Studios" and the dress code was "Bells and Ribbons, Satin and Spangles".


:previous: Using the above information I found one of the bricks! ( and of all people, it's Phil Specter's)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/CvOur8.jpg
http://www.julienslive.com/view-auct...MORATIVE-BRICK


I guess this means Phil didn't attend the opening party(?)

here's a side view
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/xD7Iiu.jpg
http://www.julienslive.com/view-auct...MORATIVE-BRICK

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ethereal_reality Nov 13, 2016 1:53 AM

A little more Record Plant history.


One of the two founders of the Record Plant came to a rather 'noirish' end to his life.


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...922/owm8NV.jpg

Gary Kellgren on the the left and Chris Stone on the right. (this photograph is from the opening night party) -it's flipped for some reason


"On July 20, 1977, Kellgren and his secretary Kristianne Gaines were found dead in the swimming pool at his residence in Hollywood. A business associate of Kellgren's was in the house at the time; he called police and reported that Kellgren had recently been in surgery, and that he had been swimming in the deep end of the pool. Gaines, 34, a resident of Los Angeles, was last seen alive sitting on a raft in the pool; she could not swim. The incident was called "a double accidental drowning" by the police. Two days later, an investigator told reporters that there was no indication of "foul play".

Kellgren was survived by his wife Marta, their two children Devon and Mark. (not sure what he was doing with the secretary)

from:http://www.liquisearch.com/gary_kellgren/death
_____________________________________________

I tried to figure out the address where the fateful drowning(s) occurred, but wasn't successful.

But I did find that he was renting a 'castle' above Sunset at one point in time (he wanted to turn it into a recording studio, but city ordinances wouldn't allow it)
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The other founder of the Record Plant, Chris Stone, died just this year. (2016)
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ethereal_reality Nov 13, 2016 2:27 AM

Earlier I was snooping around and found this interesting ad from the 1950s.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/sDYao3.jpg
http://www.ipernity.com/doc/305029/35296961

"This clever fortune-telling machine doubled as a napkin holder - a long-time product of the Shipman Manufacturing Company of Los Angeles, California. Circa 1950's."


The address of the Shipman Company is in the lower left corner (but it's too difficult to read) -for me anyway.


detail of label
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...922/MPMK89.jpg

"Is this fortune worth a penny?" -the answer is "NO" ;)






Many of you might remember (I didn't) a similar 'fortune-telling' machine in an episode of 'The Twilight Zone. (here's the 27 sec. intro)

Video Link




Screen-grab from the episode.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/I3RKes.jpg

:previous: William Shatner with Patricia Breslin.

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And lastly, here's another contraption....this one is called the 'Madam X'.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...922/0d4hR7.jpg
http://hoarderrehab.blogspot.com/201...ler-cards.html

-I'm not sure if this one was manufactured by the Shipman Co. of Los Angeles.

Does anyone on NLA remember these fortune-telling/napkin holders? (I don't recall ever seeing one)
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HossC Nov 13, 2016 9:11 AM

:previous:

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7621230)

"This clever fortune-telling machine doubled as a napkin holder - a long-time product of the Shipman Manufacturing Company of Los Angeles, California. Circa 1950's."

The address of the Shipman Company is in the lower left corner (but it's too difficult to read) -for me anyway.

The Shipman Manufacturing Co was at 1326 S Lorena Street. The building is still standing, and appears to have kept some of its period details. As far as I can tell, it was built in 1937. The first listing I found for Shipman Manufacturing at this address is 1938, so despite the ship details (inset) looking like the old Bank of America logo, they were probably installed for Shipman. Listings in Billboard magazine from around 1950 suggest that Shipman Manufacturing also supplied items such as postcards, candy bars and gum,

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

Here's an actual Shipman Ask Swami machine. It sold for $175, even without cards or a key.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original
liveauctioneers.com

HossC Nov 13, 2016 2:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7613645)

This is "Job 3719: William Ficker, Steffy Buick (Anaheim, Calif.), 1964".

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...3.jpg~original
Getty Research Institute

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7613673)

... the cars at right are Opels, which were sold by Buick in those days....

Here are some more 1964 Opels.
"Kovacs Crest Pharmacy, veteran prescription pharmacy firm at Van Nuys and Redondo Beach, has re-equipped its delivery fleet with '64 Opel Kadettes, the new economy car made by General Motors in Germany. Delivery was made by Vince Frierson, Opel sales director for Butlin Buick in Reseda, to Sanford 'Sandy.'" Kovacs Crest Pharmacy is located at 14423 Gilmore Street, Van Nuys.
http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...sPharmacy1.jpg
LAPL

I checked out 14423 Gilmore Street and found it still belongs to Kovacs Pharmacy.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...sPharmacy2.jpg
GSV


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