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ethereal_reality Feb 24, 2017 12:57 AM

'mystery' balcony

1970s?
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/923/9a8Pf9.jpg
ebay

I thought it'd be fun to try and figure out where the tourist(s) are staying.

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ethereal_reality Feb 24, 2017 3:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7721360)
This made me wonder if we'd ever seen interiors of this building before, not counting it's present incarnation as ABC's studio for Jimmy Kimmel.

I don't believe so.

Martin Pal, I found this photograph in an old file of mine labeled Hollywood Masonic Lodge. (but with a question ? mark behind it)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/FFqnLv.jpg
old file.


update: I was WRONG, this is "The interior view of the Lodge Room at the Elks Club on 607 South Park View Street." (across from MacArthur Park)






For newcomers to the thread, here's the exterior again.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/qmmlkp.jpg
water_and_power

The photographer is looking south on Orchard Avenue in 1955.

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ethereal_reality Feb 24, 2017 3:45 AM

Here's a program for a dance recital that was held at the Hollywood Masonic Lodge (shown above :previous:)


"Madame Da Silva's School of Dancing Hollywood CA Dance Recital Program Rare, 1925"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/jHE9XA.jpg
ebay



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/6v5JDR.jpg




http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/f1ELzc.jpghttp://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/1ScH7k.jpg





http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/3HXUkK.jpghttp://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/FbeB19.jpg




Back Page.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/41VlE9.jpg


I haven't been able to find a photograph of the dance studio at 1810 Cahuenga Avenue.

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tovangar2 Feb 24, 2017 4:47 AM

Elephant Walk
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lorendoc (Post 7718770)

http://i.imgur.com/pdA59cK.jpg
UCLA Special Collections

The caption is "Elephants from Cole Brothers Circus crossing Olive Street with police escort in Los Angeles, Calif., 1953." I think this is Olive and Fourth:

http://i.imgur.com/YOgsX8V.jpg
GSV

Quote:

Originally Posted by VC351W (Post 7719792)
That garage on the right side is the one where Eddie Murphy comes out in the movie "48 Hours" driving a Porsche.

I'm not convinced that's the same garage in that scene w/ the Porsche in "48 Hours" (1982), but it does appear in this brief bit:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/lW...=w1129-h629-no


For a film set in San Francisco, they sure spend a lot of time in DTLA (with a brief outing to the Lincoln Heights Jail).


For me they saved the best for last:

One of the leads lounges on the Porsche on Upper 5th Street (!) w/ Central Library behind him:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/wq...=w1114-h616-no

The other lead exits the IRL Engstrum Apartments at No. 623 (The Engstrum also appeared in "When a Stranger Calls", 1979):
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/nM...=w1127-h632-no

The pair then drive east down Upper 5th Street to Grand:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/UG...=w1100-h633-no
(* see below)

... and then make a 180 to drive west on 5th with the old Bunker Hill Steps on the right edge of frame (be still my beating heart) as the titles come up.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Is...=w1236-h613-no

Notice the large overhead sign above W 5th. LOL. :previous:


All screen grabs: Paramount


The location in 1969:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/wb...g=w895-h362-no
huntingtondigitallibrary (detail) previously posted by FW


"*"
in the photos above indicates the basement door to the Edison building.
It's still there:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Ns...A=w561-h431-no
gsv


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CityBoyDoug Feb 24, 2017 5:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7721895)
'mystery' balcony

1970s?
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/923/9a8Pf9.jpg
ebay

I thought it'd be fun to try and figure out where the tourist(s) are staying.

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Pacific Ocean Park area?

Wig-Wag Feb 24, 2017 5:43 AM

"southern pacific rr line diesel engines locomotive #2146
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lorendoc (Post 7721025)
Trying to catch up. It says "Zero in on Safety" - the "on" is so small it looks like a smudge on the photo.



This is the Dexter (Street) Transfer interchange with ATSF where freight cars were exchanged between the Southern Pacific and the Santa Fe. Note that the tower carries a pair of Santa Fe logos. Santa Fe was very fond of these slogans and updated them regularly. The locomotives referred to in the title (see ER's original post below) are heading up a cut of cars to be dropped off here for the Santa Fe which will take them down to their First street Yard.

I worked this same job for the Santa Fe out of First Street Yard in 1964 at which time the safety slogan depicted a strange little manlike figure dressed in overalls called Axy Dent. On the roundhouse and shop buildings the slogan read Wipe out Axy Dent. On posters carried by the locomotives and cabooses it read Wipe out Axy Dent in Freight Shipment.

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...09#post7523009

Cheers,
Jack

CityBoyDoug Feb 24, 2017 5:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7721796)
Here's a very animated Mr. Warburton in another scene, bouncing all over the place, you might say...a still from a video that leaves nothing to the imagination...of course, I'm really only interested in where the house might be.


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Bb...w=w931-h533-no

There is a 3 minute scene from this masterpiece 63 minute noir movie.

https://youtu.be/Z8NrPwoNlz4

I watched it. My only question is....are these people serious?

Bristolian Feb 24, 2017 6:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7721895)
'mystery' balcony

1970s?
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/923/9a8Pf9.jpg
ebay

I thought it'd be fun to try and figure out where the tourist(s) are staying.

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This is the Santa Monica Pier

This shot shows the parking lot and building seen on the right side of the photo. The pier dates to 1909 and had an amusement park in the early days but none from 1930 until the current one, Pacific Park, opened in 1996. Excellent history of the pier on its official website: http://santamonicapier.org/history/
http://i.imgur.com/5Gh991w.png?1GSV

I believe the vintage photo was taken from this property which is now the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. I have not been able to identify the prior hotel
but am quite sure its rates were lower than the $1050/night it will now cost you to stay at the Loews.
http://i.imgur.com/lQKJDH8.png?2GSV

ProphetM Feb 24, 2017 6:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7722169)
There is a 3 minute scene from this masterpiece 63 minute noir movie.

https://youtu.be/Z8NrPwoNlz4

I watched it. My only question is....are these people serious?

I quote from the description in your Youtube link:

Quote:

Category- Comedy
Anything containing Patrick Warburton is a pretty safe bet to be comedy more often than not. He's got a great look, a great voice, and he's not the least bit afraid to be utterly ridiculous.

Hmm, I think I'll put The Emperor's New Groove on tonight.

ScottyB Feb 24, 2017 7:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ProphetM (Post 7722224)
I quote from the description in your Youtube link:



Anything containing Patrick Warburton is a pretty safe bet to be comedy more often than not. He's got a great look, a great voice, and he's not the least bit afraid to be utterly ridiculous.

Hmm, I think I'll put The Emperor's New Groove on tonight.

Great as Lemony Snicket, too!

HossC Feb 24, 2017 1:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7721895)

'mystery' balcony

1970s?
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/923/9a8Pf9.jpg
ebay

I thought it'd be fun to try and figure out where the tourist(s) are staying.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bristolian (Post 7722219)

This is the Santa Monica Pier

...

I believe the vintage photo was taken from this property which is now the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.

I think that the photographer was on the balcony arrowed below. I haven't yet mananged to find a name for this hotel (apartment building?), seen here in 1979. As Bristolian said, it's where the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel now stands.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original
Detail of picture at www.californiacoastline.org

CityBoyDoug Feb 24, 2017 1:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7722302)
I think that the photographer was on the balcony arrowed below. I haven't yet mananged to find a name for this hotel (apartment building?), seen here in 1979. As Bristolian said, it's where the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel now stands.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original
Detail of picture at www.californiacoastline.org

Good find Hoss...you're sleuthing on target.

Mystery man looks at us from the past.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...pstfyditof.jpg
ebay - ER post

Bristolian Feb 24, 2017 3:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7722302)
I think that the photographer was on the balcony arrowed below. I haven't yet mananged to find a name for this hotel (apartment building?), seen here in 1979. As Bristolian said, it's where the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel now stands.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original
Detail of picture at www.californiacoastline.org

The address of the Loews is 1700 Ocean Avenue and I came up with these images of the wonderfully googie/mid-century Doric Surfrider Inn
http://i.imgur.com/7DONs4L.jpg?2
http://digital.smpl.org/cdm/ref/coll...rchive/id/1741

You can see the small section with the extra floor at the tip of Hoss's red arrow at the far right side of this eBay postcard
http://i.imgur.com/GNLtVDR.jpg?1
eBay

I found an image of a matchbook cover online but the website wanted $50 for me to post it.

Martin Pal Feb 24, 2017 6:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7722048)
Hollywood Masonic Lodge

For newcomers to the thread, here's the exterior again.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/qmmlkp.jpg
water_and_power

The photographer is looking south on Orchard Avenue in 1955.

___________________________________________________________________


That little place on the right on the corner is where Toff's was located. I don't know if it was Toff's then, though. By the way, I think you mean Orchid Ave., E_R. For those that don't know, this part of Orchid Ave. is no more, it's where the Dolby Theatre, formerly known as the Kodak Theatre, is located. I see that The Seven Little Foys is playing at the Paramount Theatre. Imdb says it opened June 23, 1955, in Los Angeles, California.

Martin Pal Feb 24, 2017 6:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7721823)
Thanks for the pic GW.

I'm surprised it's in color. Isn't the movie in black and white?

(I've never seen the movie....only read about)
________________

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7722169)
There is a 3 minute scene from this masterpiece 63 minute noir movie.

https://youtu.be/Z8NrPwoNlz4

I watched it. My only question is....are these people serious?
________________


E_R, I guess the film is in both color and black & white.

Imdb has the running time different than yours, CBD. :shrug:

THE WOMAN CHASER
IMDB:
Runtime: 90 min | 88 min (TV)
Color: Black and White | Color

HossC Feb 24, 2017 8:00 PM

It's Friday, so I thought we could head off to Malibu for today's Julius Shulman post. The subject is architect Welton Becket's own beach house. It's "Job 175: Wurdeman & Becket, Becket Beach House (Malibu, Calif.), 1948". I've picked six of the twelve images.

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

A close-up of the covered eating area.

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

The beach looks deserted. I checked the 1947 aerial view, and it only shows about six houses on the whole of this part of the beach.

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

The kitchen and a look down the hallway.

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

A cosy fire.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...5.jpg~original

I'll finish with this view of the covered eating area being used. Other than the utility pole, the view inland was still unspoiled (although they could probably see/hear cars on the PCH).

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...6.jpg~original

All from Getty Research Institute

I eventually found a reference to the house's location being on Trancas Beach, although I couldn't find an address. I've arrowed what I think is the Becket Beach House on this 1972 view. Notice how, while the number of beach houses has obviously increased, they're all still relatively modest in size.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...7.jpg~original
www.californiacoastline.org

Assuming I've got the right location, the site is now occupied by either the huge house with the red tiled roof or the slightly smaller one to the left. I believe the house I've marked with a red spot is a survivor. Those large beach houses might even be big enough for Marion Davies :).

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...8.jpg~original
Google Maps

tovangar2 Feb 24, 2017 8:52 PM

:previous:

The beach looks like it's narrowed a bit. Bolders have been added in front of the houses.

NoirNous Feb 24, 2017 9:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7351558)

Accident involving an Alpha-Beta truck. (late 1960s)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/Xt066p.jpg
eBay







I've been trying to read the square white sign, thinking it might hold some clues to the location.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/4sFkZx.jpg
detail

....also, down the street there's a building with a tall pylon.
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*I just noticed the young boy has a shopping cart. So maybe this is near an Alpha Beta store.

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https://imageshack.com/i/poXt066pj

er, I think you're right in your belief that this is an AB location. There are two men dressed as clerks in AB blue aprons, plus the sign may read, "Please leave shopping carts here. Thank you."

There is a listing of an AB at 1122 E. Broadway in Glendale. https://goo.gl/maps/Q2UaxTfBzqJ2

I believe that the entrance around the corner on Chevy Chase Dr. is a possible location of the accident. There is a driveway, as in the photo, (which appears to be blocked with parking chocks), that lines up nicely with the small house across the street that looks similar to the one in the photo. https://goo.gl/maps/f9UgACYyh752

As you travel north on Chevy Chase, the building with the tall pylon is not visible, but it may have been demolished prior to the construction of John Marshall Elementary School, which opened in 1980.

The hills in the background might be the College or San Rafael Hills, but there is little to hang your hat on in the photo view, as hills are ubiquitous in SoCal.

P.S. Am trailing the current posts by 300 pages, but searched "Alpha Beta" and didn't see anything posted yet re the location.

Upon further investigation, I may have the correct location this time: 209 Arbor Vitae, Inglewood.
Although the house seems to be gone, the building with the pylon (Good Sheperd Lutheran church) exists today, as does the building adjacent to the parking lot. The light standard seems to be in the correct position, also.
https://goo.gl/maps/pBYjWKXMpwq

Always good to question your assumptions.

tovangar2 Feb 24, 2017 10:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7722048)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/qmmlkp.jpg
water_and_power

The photographer is looking south on Orchard Avenue in 1955.

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There's a half-reel film of DW Griffith's 1948 funeral at the Hollywood Masonic Lodge. I can only find a 30-second sample though. It's here.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Hg...w=w738-h545-no
alexanderstreet

"A Foreign Affair" is playing next door.

John Maddox Roberts Feb 25, 2017 12:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7722169)
There is a 3 minute scene from this masterpiece 63 minute noir movie.

https://youtu.be/Z8NrPwoNlz4

I watched it. My only question is....are these people serious?

You have to understand that this movie was based on a novel by the peerless Charles Willeford who was, shall we say, an unconventional writer. He was in the tradition of Jim Thompson, only better educated. He wrote some truly hilarious crime novels without writing a single thing that was conventionally funny. He has puzzled critics for decades. Roger Corman produced another Willeford novel adaptation, "Cockfighter." It was directed by Monte Hellman. It was Corman's sworn policy never to put his own money into a film and he never lost a dime while he adhered to that. He broke his rule and bankrolled "Cockfighter." Sure enough, it was a flop, though it became a much-admired cult movie.


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