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ethereal_reality Nov 19, 2020 8:32 PM

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mystery street

I just happened upon this street scene on eBay

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

Does this intersection look familiar to any of you noirishers?




There's an additional clue a bit further down the street.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/PAbM3i.jpg
detail

Hotel or motel blade sign.

Sweet elderly lady. ...(or maybe she's mean. .I don't know)

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John Maddox Roberts Nov 19, 2020 9:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CaliNative (Post 9110759)
The original Rhinestone Cowboy, "Nudie" Cohen was born in Kiev to Jewish parents. He loved the American westerns that somehow got past the commie censors.

The old westerns often featured crooked bankers, greedy cattle barons and arrogant railroad bosses, all congenial figures to the old CP censors. There were plenty of lefty screenwriters in Hollywood, though they were not the sinister subversives alleged by the HUAC.

ethereal_reality Nov 19, 2020 9:30 PM

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TOP O' THE TAIL?



We've already seen 'Tail o' of the Cock' on NLA but what in the heck are these posters for 'Top o' the Tail' all about?

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

The year is 1966.






Here's a closer look in order to see the details.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/uWIXrn.jpg
detail


If I were to guess, I'd say this was some sort of private or special party at the La Cienega location. .but whenever I see 'Top' I immediately think of a venue on top of a skyscraper
like the Top of the Mark in San Francisco & the Tip Top Tap on top of the Allerton Hotel in Chicago.











if interested:

McHenry's Tail o' the Cock in the San Fernando Valley, 1958.
Here. . . .and Here (thanks Hoss!)
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BDiH Nov 19, 2020 10:54 PM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8297403)
The Valley Relics Museum Facebook page, where I found the picture below, lists the address of McHenry's Tail o' the Cock as 12950 Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, and notes that it closed in 1987. However, Martin Turnbull's website lists it as 12950 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, and it's backed up with a menu with that address printed at the top. Google also thinks that 12950 Ventura Boulevard is in Studio City.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ckVentura1.jpg
www.facebook.com/Jerry Rothstein

I remember the wonderful fried shrimp dinners with baked potatoes, impeccable service and warm, cozy atmosphere. Sad that so many steak houses have disappeared over time.

BDiH Nov 19, 2020 10:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Slauson Slim (Post 9111090)
Manuel Cuevas was a long time tailor and designer at Nudies and later set up his own business. It took a guy from Mexico and one from Russia to dress American C&W singers. Only in LA.

That building at La Tijera and Airport looks like it was formerly a Home Savings branch.

As to BBQs, anyone recall Harry's Open Pit at Sunset and Crescent Heights?

Ah, Harry's Open Pit: 1/2 a barbecued chicken and French fries for .55 cents. We used to duck in there while selling the Free Press across the street.

BillinGlendaleCA Nov 20, 2020 2:19 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9111338)
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mystery street

I just happened upon this street scene on eBay

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

Does this intersection look familiar to any of you noirishers?




There's an additional clue a bit further down the street.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/PAbM3i.jpg
detail

Hotel or motel blade sign.

Sweet elderly lady. ...(or maybe she's mean. .I don't know)

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Old lady's crossing Jackson at Broadway in Glendale. The building on the right is still there and operating as a paint store.

esotouric Nov 20, 2020 4:01 PM

Nathan "Beaudry" Marsak slings Bunker Hill lore with on Saturday's Esotouric webinar
 
Greetings noirists,

Please forgive the event plug, but I wanted to pull your sleeve to this Saturday's Esotouric webinar, “A Visit to Lost Bunker Hill with author Nathan Marsak.”

Nathan will be talking about the long research road that led to his new book, "Bunker Hill Los Angeles: Essence of Sunshine and Noir" (Angel City Press), and we'll be joined by Bunker Hill native son Gordon Pattison. And a new Cranky Preservationist video will be debuted during the show.

The webinar ends with a Q&A, so bring your nerdiest lost L.A. questions and let's see if you can stump these two time travelers. Tickets are $10, and the program can be watched live at noon on 11/21, or recorded for one week.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EnR0fwiW...pg&name=medium

ethereal_reality Nov 20, 2020 6:13 PM

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mystery snapshot.

"MAGIC MIRROR in DOOR w REFLECTION TRIPOD CAMERA MAN & BOYS ~ 1960s VINTAGE PHOTO"


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/buCH9Z.jpg
eBay

I faintly recall the exterior of this unique photography studio but the name Lemon Grove Studio doesn't ring a bell for me. . .
. .but if I were to make a guess I'd say this studio is somewhere along Sunset Blvd.





Here's the reverse.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/NVVsl4.jpg
not much help clue wise







Here's a closer look at the man and boys.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/8zRVDe.jpg

I wonder if the man with the tripod works at Lemon Grove Studio?








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unihikid Nov 20, 2020 7:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BDiH (Post 9111523)
I remember the wonderful fried shrimp dinners with baked potatoes, impeccable service and warm, cozy atmosphere. Sad that so many steak houses have disappeared over time.

My next door neighbor was the Head Maître D at the La Cienega location during the late 60's. In fact that location had a strict vehicle policy for employees, the cars had to either be black or of higher quality. We lived on the 1400 block of Spaulding, a middle class neighborhood, and so accordingly Mr. Lewis ordered a 1965 Ford Country Squire, painted black with the wood paneling removed as to not attract attention in the parking lot. He used the car strictly to travel the 3 miles to work and back. He retired in 1972 and the wagon was moved once a week until he was placed in a home in 1992. The wagon now has 30,982 miles on it. I was promised it about 20 years ago...Mrs. Lewis (98)is still alive and has finally decided to let me have it and its going to be a winter project.

https://i.postimg.cc/Rh56ZFH3/068.jpg
Photo by me 1442 Spaulding Demo

https://i.postimg.cc/QdHXvDFv/DSC03806.jpg
Photo by me 1442 Spaulding Demo

Im hoping to maybe find a few older pics of TTOTC with the wagon in the lot.

CityBoyDoug Nov 20, 2020 8:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by unihikid (Post 9112393)

https://i.postimg.cc/Rh56ZFH3/068.jpg
Photo by me 1442 Spaulding Demo
Im hoping to maybe find a few older pics of TTOTC with the wagon in the lot.

I doubt that wagon car had any wood on it. The ''wood'' was a vinyl glue-on.

ethereal_reality Nov 20, 2020 10:38 PM

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I happened upon this rppc this afternoon on eBay


3314 Thompson Street, Los Angeles - postmark 1915

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



On the reverse the writer explains how the house is much larger than it looks.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/QOZnaq.jpg



But the only Thompson Street that shows up on Google-Earth is in Glendale & Chatsworth and neither location appears to be match.



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ethereal_reality Nov 20, 2020 10:57 PM

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Look what I just found! ....Another snapshot taken in front of the Lemon Grove Studio building.

"BOY w SCHWINN BICYCLE LEVIS JEANS & CHUCK TAYLOR CONVERSE SHOES ~ 1965 PHOTO"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/AG2K7A.jpg
eBay

It appears that a couple of additional companies have moved into the building. ...ARICAL...&...The John Clair Pictures Company.




And if you look closer there is a street number.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/idSe6Q.jpg
detail

5348. :)

And, as you can see, the decorative mirror is missing. (shown below)






As a reminder, and so you don't have to scroll back, here is the first photo again.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/WJiPe4.jpg
eBay



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Mackerm Nov 21, 2020 3:43 AM

:previous:
Here's another photo from the same eBay seller. The sign has similar lettering to "Lemon Grove Studio", and on the back are stamps for Arical and John Clair.
https://i.postimg.cc/gjC6RqxY/Arical1.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/CKcBJVRr/Arical2.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/gjZxYXN1/Arical3.jpg
eBay


And another mystery arises: what is the photo being held by "Gabriel"?

Also, this one from the same seller just feels related somehow... "RESERVED PARKING JERRY LEWIS SHOW":
https://i.postimg.cc/SRzCRNyY/Jerry-Lewis-Parking.jpg
eBay

CaliNative Nov 21, 2020 7:49 AM

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Noir_Noir Nov 21, 2020 12:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9112656)
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Look what I just found! ....Another snapshot taken in front of the Lemon Grove Studio building.

"BOY w SCHWINN BICYCLE LEVIS JEANS & CHUCK TAYLOR CONVERSE SHOES ~ 1965 PHOTO"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/AG2K7A.jpg
eBay



And if you look closer there is a street number.



5348. :)



Quote:

Originally Posted by Mackerm (Post 9112901)
:previous:
Here's another photo from the same eBay seller. The sign has similar lettering to "Lemon Grove Studio", and on the back are stamps for Arical and John Clair.
https://i.postimg.cc/gjC6RqxY/Arical1.jpg



I could not find anything on Arical or John Clair Pictures but I did take a flyover at 5348 Lemon Grove Avenue in Hollywood.


https://i.imgur.com/KkUbIcy.jpg
Google Maps


The "Lemon Grove Studio" was probably housed in this small building in the backyard.

https://i.imgur.com/BVU06pd.jpg
Google Maps


:shrug:

CityBoyDoug Nov 21, 2020 8:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CaliNative (Post 9112992)
delete

No need to waste a comment entry.

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/8a/ba/e6/8...22e29a9304.jpg
flickr

Mommy Dearest carves the bird. Another fun day for her daughter Christina and son.

odinthor Nov 22, 2020 12:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mackerm (Post 9112901)

[...]

Also, this one from the same seller just feels related somehow... "RESERVED PARKING JERRY LEWIS SHOW":
https://i.postimg.cc/SRzCRNyY/Jerry-Lewis-Parking.jpg
eBay

:previous:

I'm pretty sure that's Kathleen Freeman, a little younger than we usually think of her.

Here she is in 1951:

https://i.postimg.cc/L8FZKwcy/Freeman.jpg
From: https://worldofwonder.net/bornthisda...hleen-freeman/

She was in many of Jerry Lewis' films (not always credited; sometimes just her voice), and was presumably a friend of his, so it makes sense that she would be spotted in the parking lot for his show. I saw her live in a performance of Bye Bye Birdie (also featuring Jerry Van Dyke and Shari Lewis) in Santa Monica. She played the character Albert's mother.

Lwize Nov 22, 2020 1:10 AM

Recognizable character actress. Been in hundreds of things - but never knew her name. She passed in 2001.

CaliNative Nov 22, 2020 8:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 9113330)
No need to waste a comment entry.

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/8a/ba/e6/8...22e29a9304.jpg
flickr

Mommy Dearest carves the bird. Another fun day for her daughter Christina and son.

That turkey looks like a sheep's head! Was this photo taken the night before the 3AM "no metal coat hangers!" meltdown? You gotta admire her, a real survivor. She parlayed her fading stardom into marrying the head of Pepsi and ended up practically running the company. If she were alive today she'd probably be richer than Bezos & Buffett & Gates combined. PEP the company has a huge market valuation today. I think she talked the board of Pepsi into buying Frito/Lay snack foods, which is very profitable. She had a good head for business. Probably would have run MGM better than L.B. Meyer.

Heddi Lamarr was another smart cookie. Came up with the idea for frequency hopping in wireless communications to make them secure.

CaliNative Nov 22, 2020 9:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 9113444)
:previous:

I'm pretty sure that's Kathleen Freeman, a little younger than we usually think of her.

Here she is in 1951:

https://i.postimg.cc/L8FZKwcy/Freeman.jpg
From: https://worldofwonder.net/bornthisda...hleen-freeman/

She was in many of Jerry Lewis' films (not always credited; sometimes just her voice), and was presumably a friend of his, so it makes sense that she would be spotted in the parking lot for his show. I saw her live in a performance of Bye Bye Birdie (also featuring Jerry Van Dyke and Shari Lewis) in Santa Monica. She played the character Albert's mother.

Was she also Mrs. Olson, the Folger's coffee lady? And was she the housekeeper in the house atop Mt. Rushmore, who pulls a gun on Thornhill (Cary Grant) in NBNW?


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