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Earl Boebert Oct 8, 2020 3:26 PM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 9067277)
Looks like Sigourney Weaver. She'd be around 28/29 in this picture, which dates from the year before the release of 'Alien'.

Concur.

Cheers,

Earl

HossC Oct 8, 2020 5:28 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9067134)

Neighborhood transgender bar. (February, 1982)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/3UtUVH.jpg
slufty / flickr

"The Silver Platter, opened in 1963, in the MacArthur Park area. For over four decades, the bar had become a haven for the city’s Latino transgender community."

Does anyone recognize this corner of 7th Street?

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Originally Posted by Mackerm (Post 9067141)

Nope, but I can make out the sign which says 2700 W 7th, which is at Rampart.

The Silver Platter's still on the corner of 7th and Rampart (as Mackerm said). I don't know if it still has the same clientele.

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds
GSV

Martin Pal Oct 8, 2020 7:24 PM

I found this photo on reddit saying "Sigourney Weaver eating a hot dog in 1983, photographed by Douglas Kirkland." The Pop-Colorture site colored it.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.cor...6b0ef6baee.jpgReddit
http://pop-colorture.com/wp-content/...tdog-color.pngPop-Colorture

Snix Oct 8, 2020 10:21 PM

2700 W. 7th St. was the Westlake Camera Exchange according to a 17 July 1948 Los Angeles Times ad. The same address is the Silver Platter Grill in the 1956 City Directory, so we know it was there before 1963.


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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 9067549)
The Silver Platter's still on the corner of 7th and Rampart (as Mackerm said). I don't know if it still has the same clientele.

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds
GSV


CityBoyDoug Oct 9, 2020 1:31 AM

https://64.media.tumblr.com/18ff503a...jplzo1_500.jpg
canFile.

This is Burbank in 1960.....They even had a TACO Tuesday.

jerry1656 Oct 9, 2020 6:44 PM

tail o' pup
 
Im new here but here is the link to artical - i hope i did this right.
https://laist.com/2016/02/24/return_o_the_pup.php

Martin Pal Oct 9, 2020 7:19 PM

^^^

Yes, you did that right! Thank you.

And welcome to NLA, jerry1656!

Mackerm Oct 9, 2020 7:48 PM

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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 9068106)
https://64.media.tumblr.com/18ff503a...jplzo1_500.jpg
canFile.

This is Burbank in 1960.....They even had a TACO Tuesday.

Mr Big drive in 1516NSnFrndoBrb as found in the 1970 White pages.

Now a retail mall, though the apartment building behind at an angle is still there.
This photo is in Wes Clark's ginormous assemblage of Burbankiana. (top link, San Fernando Road.) But no addresses! Now, time for a chicken kebab run.

CityBoyDoug Oct 9, 2020 9:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Mackerm (Post 9068911)
Mr Big drive in 1516NSnFrndoBrb as found in the 1970 White pages.

Now a retail mall, though the apartment building behind at an angle is still there.
This photo is in Wes Clark's ginormous assemblage of Burbankiana. (top link, San Fernando Road.) But no addresses! Now, time for a chicken kebab run.

Thank you Mackerm for the update and the current photo link of this site. When I was 4 yrs I lived on a rabbit ranch in Burbank. I remember how strange it was then, that the more rural Burbank streets had no curbing or sidewalks. I thought wow, this is country. The husband used to kill the rabbits we ate for dinner. Rabbit was a popular dish in WW II and after since much of the meat supply was rationed and rabbit was not. Seen rabbit in your local LA market recently...no, but one used to.

Arch2000 Oct 9, 2020 11:41 PM

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Originally Posted by jerry1656 (Post 9068854)
Im new here but here is the link to artical - i hope i did this right.
https://laist.com/2016/02/24/return_o_the_pup.php

I wonder what the current plans are, since nothing had come to be (yet). I know as of a few years ago, the owners were also planning on putting a Pup at the Bloc shopping center downtown, out on the street (Hope side). Probably would have done well downtown, especially in the wee hours.

JimCraig Oct 9, 2020 11:51 PM

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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 9069056)
Thank you Mackerm for the update and the current photo link of this site. When I was 4 yrs I lived on a rabbit ranch in Burbank. I remember how strange it was then, that the more rural Burbank streets had no curbing or sidewalks. I thought wow, this is country. The husband used to kill the rabbits we ate for dinner. Rabbit was a popular dish in WW II and after since much of the meat supply was rationed and rabbit was not. Seen rabbit in your local LA market recently...no, but one used to.

I guess that's before you became CityBoyDoug...

ethereal_reality Oct 10, 2020 12:43 AM

Here's a little snapshot of cowboy actor Monte Hale in Hollywood. (1949)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/BLiW0N.jpg
eBay

I believe Monte is posing in the parking lot of Al Levy's. (I'm pretty sure the white building across the street is the Vine Street Brown Derby.




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CaliNative Oct 10, 2020 4:59 AM

delete

Snix Oct 10, 2020 6:27 PM

The Tail o' the Pup was purchased two years ago by 1933 Group. The building is currently being restored at their facility and a new location for the restaurant, about two miles from the original, is being prepared.

https://www.lamag.com/digestblog/tai...ng-1933-group/

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Originally Posted by Arch2000 (Post 9069147)
I wonder what the current plans are, since nothing had come to be (yet). I know as of a few years ago, the owners were also planning on putting a Pup at the Bloc shopping center downtown, out on the street (Hope side). Probably would have done well downtown, especially in the wee hours.


ethereal_reality Oct 10, 2020 10:21 PM

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I have had this 'mystery' photograph in my file for quite some time and have often wondered where it was taken.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/DOpj2F.jpg
Heather David / flickr (wasn't able to find the pic again)

The only description is "Downtown Los Angeles Bldg. Detail"

As you can see.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/3...924/UjTuIn.jpg
flickr


Could it be a stairwell in the old Alexander Hotel?....There is similar stained glass in the Alexander's ballroom. (circa 1906)


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Mackerm Oct 11, 2020 12:58 AM

:previous:
It's in her gallery L.A. Weekend 2013. Just after a photo of the May Company and some shots of converted theatres.

ethereal_reality Oct 11, 2020 1:38 AM

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Yes, that's where I first saw the photograph. Thanks Mackerm.



I just happened upon a 4 x 5 film negative on eBay

When I first looked at the photograph I thought the Park Wilshire had added an elaborate, art deco side entrance!


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/BAYLOX.jpg
eBay


but if you look closely (BELOW) there is also a thermometer/calendar (?) & writing at the top. .as well as a pegasus!. . . .so it's obviously part of the gas station.
- -even though (to me) it looks like it's across the side-street.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/UX6EJh.jpg
detail


Surely, we have seen the 'Coronado Wilshire Center' previously on NLA, right?....- for some reason, I don't remember the elaborate tower. :no:



HossC Oct 11, 2020 7:35 AM

:previous:

I posted Julius Shulman images of the single-story building on the right in post #32988, although they didn't include the tower. You posted this color shot about six weeks later. It shows the tower from the other side, but I'm not sure if we've seen a good close-up.

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7342013)

Here's an interesting amateur slide I found on eBay last month; it's new to NLA.


Wilshire Blvd. [no date]
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/rueJUB.jpg
eBay


GaylordWilshire Oct 11, 2020 12:18 PM

:previous:


What was there, what was almost there, what's there now:


https://i.postimg.cc/y8w99xmJ/2520-MAIN4-FB-2020.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/K8Lj6NTz/2520at...g4-FB-2020.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/xTN1mRtR/2520-W...FB-bmp-002.jpg


For the full story of the block, see this history


From a 2014 NLA post (19696)

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-P...amaNLA1100.jpg

Scott Charles Oct 11, 2020 8:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Snix (Post 9069665)
The Tail o' the Pup was purchased two years ago by 1933 Group. The building is currently being restored at their facility and a new location for the restaurant, about two miles from the original, is being prepared.

According to the link posted above by jerry1656, the restored building will NOT be used as a restaurant again:

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And while... the giant, mustard-adorned weenie.... took a road trip to Las Vegas for extensive restoration in 2014, sadly, the structure opening in May is not the original.

It seems the restored structure did not pass health inspection, possibly due to the old building materials used like plastic and chickenwire.
No word yet on what will become of the refurbished original.


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