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ethereal_reality Dec 30, 2020 9:37 PM

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At first I thought the car accident was from the movie. :haha:

Thanks for the reminder, Hoss.

Earl Boebert Dec 30, 2020 9:42 PM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 9145271)
This undated photo must be later than 1952 because it features an early Ford Thunderbird, but I don't think it's much later. As you can see, the block is being dismantled.

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds
Huntington Digital Library

The T-Bird is a a 1955 or 1956.

Cheers,

Earl

ethereal_reality Dec 30, 2020 9:49 PM

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We have seen the Munster's car on Hollywood Boulevard but I don't believe we have seen this particular slide.

I thought it might be parked in front of The Haunted House but this place appears to be strictly a restaurant.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/TBi1RF.jpg
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.............The kid is going to the movies.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/8f3Bl0.jpg

......................He's picking his seat. ....




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HossC Dec 30, 2020 10:21 PM

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They're outside Aldo's at 6413 Hollywood Boulevard, seen here in 1966. Various sources I found say it's where Sonny met Cher.

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Martin Pal Dec 30, 2020 11:44 PM

:previous:

Now.

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7549175)
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In a book, Cher revealed that she met Sonny Bono at Aldo's (in 1962) and mentioned it was next to KFWB Radio station.
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Lwize Dec 31, 2020 2:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Slauson Slim (Post 9145297)
There was an oil rig on the grounds of Beverly Hills High School.

There still is.

HossC Dec 31, 2020 1:13 PM

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According to an April 2020 article at beverlypress.com:
As part of its consent calendar on March 31, the Beverly Hills City Council unanimously approved what is expected to be the final allocation of funds for plugging 19 oil wells on the Beverly Hills High School campus.

To date, 16 wells have been capped and are now abandoned, and work continues on the 17th well. The city hopes to finish the entire project by October, according to Beverly Hills Director of Public Works Shana Epstein.
My quick search didn't find any articles saying whether or not they did complete the plugging works this year.

John Maddox Roberts Dec 31, 2020 6:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Earl Boebert (Post 9145508)
The T-Bird is a a 1955 or 1956.

Cheers,

Earl

That's a 1955 Chevy BelAire behind the T-Bird.

riichkay Dec 31, 2020 8:13 PM

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEtol1sCrjg&t=13s

Just posted to YouTube in the last few days, very high quality remastered 16mm film of a drive down Hill St., 1961.

Martin Pal Dec 31, 2020 8:35 PM

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"It's New Year's Eve and hopes are high
Dance one year in, kiss one good-bye..."



Happy New Year
Noirishers!


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Sound the brass, roll the drum.
To the world of tomorrow we come.
See the sun through the grey.
It's the dawn of a new day.
Here we come young and old;
Come to watch all the wonders unfold
And the tune that we play.
It's the dawn of a new day
Tell the world
At the door
That we don't want him 'round any more.
Better times
Here to stay
As we live and laugh the American way.
Listen one, listen all.
There can be no resisting the call.
Come hail the dawn of a new day!

BillinGlendaleCA Jan 1, 2021 3:54 AM

Happy New Year, Noirishers!

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-...5rWmpdR-XL.jpg by me.

robeach11 Jan 1, 2021 3:56 AM

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Originally Posted by BillinGlendaleCA (Post 9146486)

That is one phenomenal shot.

BillinGlendaleCA Jan 1, 2021 6:15 AM

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Originally Posted by robeach11 (Post 9146487)
That is one phenomenal shot.

Thanks, that's from last year(Dec. 2019), this year had a bit less snow and more clouds.

GaylordWilshire Jan 1, 2021 4:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 9145271)
This undated photo must be later than 1952 because it features an early Ford Thunderbird, but I don't think it's much later. As you can see, the block is being dismantled.

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds
Huntington Digital Library


I got curious about the Matt Talbot Canteen--here's an item from the Times of Feb 12, 1955:

https://i.postimg.cc/GmgwntqH/zicari1.png


And here is a much longer story about skid row from the Times, June 15, 1953:

https://www-proquest-com.i.ezproxy.n...ccountid=35635



Quote:

Originally Posted by John Maddox Roberts (Post 9146065)
That's a 1955 Chevy BelAire behind the T-Bird.

And to get anal about cars...that would be a '55 T'bird rather than a '56--no continental kit, which would have obscured the hood crest on the '55 Chevy...which is a Two-Ten rather than a Bel-Air....

https://i.postimg.cc/ncMGwLjd/tbirdchev210-bmp.jpg

ethereal_reality Jan 1, 2021 5:21 PM

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Happy New Year everyone!


Hollywood New Year's party, 1952....(venue unknown)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/qpSMHW.jpg
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That's the Tarzan of that day, Lex Barker, with his wife, actress Arlene Dahl. But they were soon-to-be the ex-Mr. & Mrs. Barker.

I couldn't help but notice Dahl's, and the other lady's, masks.:previous: They made me think of a movie I saw as a little kid, Queen of Outer Space (1958), that has haunted my imagination ever since.


The film starred Zsa Zsa Gabor & featured Amazon-like women who carried spears and wore elaborate (sexy?) masks similar to the masks worn at the 1952 New Year's Eve party.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oueen of Outer Space
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/X71G2X.jpg
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Then it occured to me that perhaps the masks were made by the same Hollywood designer.

. . .which led me to Jorgett Strumme (I'll return to her later)...Irene Cane (nope, not her either). . .umm. . .


This is going to need a lot more research.



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John Maddox Roberts Jan 1, 2021 6:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 9146658)
I got curious about the Matt Talbot Canteen--here's an item from the Times of Feb 12, 1955:

https://i.postimg.cc/GmgwntqH/zicari1.png


And here is a much longer story about skid row from the Times, June 15, 1953:

https://www-proquest-com.i.ezproxy.n...ccountid=35635





And to get anal about cars...that would be a '55 T'bird rather than a '56--no continental kit, which would have obscured the hood crest on the '55 Chevy...which is a Two-Ten rather than a Bel-Air....

https://i.postimg.cc/ncMGwLjd/tbirdchev210-bmp.jpg

Ach! I stand corrected! (flogs self with imaginary scourge).

Arch2000 Jan 2, 2021 6:56 AM

Happy New Year everybody!! Here's to a better 2021 than most of us had for 2020!

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Originally Posted by pjenn (Post 9144725)
I'm wondering if the posters on this thread know about whatwasthere.com? I just discovered it yesterday. It's a google map site that allows users to upload photos of historical/vanished structures to their original location so they appear on google streetview.

I'd also recommend a similar site called PastVu. It's Russian-based, so defaults to Moscow and their equivalent service for google maps, but you can make adjustments so it's easier to use. They accept photos up to the year 2000, so not all are really that old, but most pics seem to be from pre-1970s.

One caveat, as the individual users upload the photos, sometimes the locations and info given has been wrong, I've noticed in a few. But it's still good for a spin around any areas you're interested in.

ethereal_reality Jan 2, 2021 6:10 PM

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mystery fountain or water main break?

FYI:..We have seen Welch's previously on NLA.

I recently happened upon this original slide on eBay & I can't figure out what the heck is going on in the foreground. :shrug:

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/avYNrr.jpg
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Is it some sort of fountain or a water main break?...Whatever it is it appears that some prankster emptied a box of LUX detergent into it!





As a reminder: Here's a photograph that HossC posted back in the earlier days of the thread. Welch's was located at 4401 Atlantic Blvd. in Long Beach.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/TqmpFV.jpg
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Does anyone know what was across the street from the restaurant? (site of the mystery 'fountain' thingy)


To see Welch's unique interior go Here.

But first, help me out with this 'fountain' mystery. :superwhip

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odinthor Jan 2, 2021 8:08 PM

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Happy to oblige, e_r:

https://i.postimg.cc/J4DnXZ4h/Welchs-Area.jpg
Detail of pic at https://hslb.org/product/bixby-knoll...center-c-1954/

ethereal_reality Jan 3, 2021 2:23 AM

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:previous:

Thanks, odinthor.



Sadly, there's a Starbucks that takes up the entire space of the former traffic island.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/SRiK9s.jpg
GSV


I took a ride down to the former site of Welch's and was surprised to see that the Starbucks incorporated a fountain into their design scheme. (I've never seen this before)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/ks9jOO.jpg
GSV

My guess is. . .the city sold the triangular parcel of land to a developer with the stipulated that a fountain be included in the project to make up for the loss of the old fountai.

If true. .it's a sorry replacement, of what appears to have been, (judging from odinthor's aerial) a rather large circular civic fountain....

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/GBl0gf.jpg

I think it's a reprehensible loss. . . f*ck starbucks!




My kingdom :pimpdaddy: for a street level photograph of the LOST fountain.
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