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Chuckaluck May 9, 2013 11:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JScott (Post 6122165)
Wasn't this also Frank Zappa's home at one point?

Frank (how many Motels) and Harry Houdini? (never heard of either.) :drummer::thrasher:

Now listed as 8205 Lookout Mountain Ave.

http://movielanddirectory.com/tour-l...ate=california

ethereal_reality May 9, 2013 11:37 PM

New Chinatown 1954
http://imageshack.us/a/img716/640/la...wn1954wmar.jpg
kodachrome slide/ebay
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ethereal_reality May 9, 2013 11:46 PM

An early feminist? Bids now over hundred dollars on ebay.

http://imageshack.us/a/img819/5451/a...lebaseball.jpg
ebay

For juxtaposition note the Gibson Girl embossed on the folder.
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bighen May 10, 2013 12:28 AM

Chinatown/China City/Sonoratown
 
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6122218)
New Chinatown 1954
http://imageshack.us/a/img716/640/la...wn1954wmar.jpg
kodachrome slide/ebay
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Bozzani Motors has been at the NW intersection of Broadway and Sunset for many years and was next door to one of the last remaining adobe houses of Sonoratown that was demolished in the late 50's. The area now is being redeveloped as high rise apartment houses which obstructs the view of Elysian Park from that intersection.

http://imageshack.us/a/img42/6509/br...sunset1940.jpg

Source: LAPL

http://imageshack.us/a/img201/3299/6...roaway1957.jpg

Source: LAPL

Across the street from China City on Spring Street is Hotel Lincoln here in 1918:

http://imageshack.us/a/img96/9295/su...18onspring.jpg

Source: LAPL

Here how it appears today:

http://imageshack.us/a/img24/3296/im...hoteltoday.jpg

Source: Personal photo

TheFasterGun May 10, 2013 1:16 AM

For what it's worth...
This guy from a small town in East Texas wants to thank y'all for this thread.
I'm a huge fan of old town stuff and I am still only on page 23 of this thread!
Thanks for allowing me to join so I could say thanks.
Shayne

ethereal_reality May 10, 2013 1:30 AM

:previous: Welcome to noirish Los Angeles Shayne. -enjoy!
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bighen, that before and after of the old Hotel Lincoln is fantastic. -thank you.

originally posted by bighen
http://imageshack.us/a/img339/4651/aablincolnspring.jpg
LAPL

...and there's our old friend Sunset/Hill Hotel down the street.
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TheFasterGun May 10, 2013 6:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6122359)
:previous: Welcome to noirish Los Angeles Shayne. -enjoy!
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I guess this thread explains why I love the Play Station 3 game 'L.A. Noire'
it's a cool game.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L.A._Noire
Thanks for letting me hang out here- It's gonna be another long night for me....only 650 more pages to go.

Tourmaline May 10, 2013 3:00 PM

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Originally Posted by KevinW (Post 6122052)
Guess he liked Lincolns too.:blink:
http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/6_...mic/TomMix.jpghttp://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/6_...mic/TomMix.jpg

Was Tom Mix a midget or is this just a huge car?


Circa 1936 vvvv

http://www.sideshowworld.com/81-SSPA...6/1-76a-10.jpghttp://www.sideshowworld.com/81-SSPA...6/1-76a-10.jpg


http://www.sideshowworld.com/81-SSPA...76/1-76a-8.gifhttp://www.sideshowworld.com/81-SSPA...76/1-76a-8.gif



http://www.sideshowworld.com/81-SSPA...76/1-76a-9.jpghttp://www.sideshowworld.com/81-SSPA...76/1-76a-9.jpg


http://www.cable-car-guy.com/images/...ns_tom_mix.jpghttp://www.cable-car-guy.com/images/...ns_tom_mix.jpg


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Fame came quickly to Mix after his first film in 1910. By the 20s, he was making $7,500 per week in films, and had overseen the construction several Western film sets called “Mixvilles” around Southern California, including one in downtown Newhall. http://deadwrite.wordpress.com/2010/...gotten-cowboy/

Former Pantages at 7th and Hill Streets
http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4116/4...3fd2ac0d_b.jpghttp://farm5.staticflickr.com/4116/4...3fd2ac0d_b.jpg

http://www.westernclippings.com/imag..._bh_tommix.jpghttp://www.westernclippings.com/imag..._bh_tommix.jpg

Tourmaline May 10, 2013 3:34 PM

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Originally Posted by bighen (Post 6122275)
Across the street from China City on Spring Street is Hotel Lincoln here in 1918:

http://imageshack.us/a/img96/9295/su...18onspring.jpg Source: LAPL

Here how it appears today:

http://imageshack.us/a/img24/3296/im...hoteltoday.jpg Source: Personal photo

What happened to fire escape? Rendered obsolete by smoke detectors?

ethereal_reality May 10, 2013 4:03 PM

originally posted by Tourmaline
http://imageshack.us/a/img17/9027/aabmixtent.jpg

I believe this is the TM brand (circled in red above) that appeared in the tread of his tires.


Here it is again, between the dates on his headstone at Forest Lawn in Glendale.

http://imageshack.us/a/img849/6453/a...forestlawn.jpg
findagrave.com



Here is a very early image of a young Tom Mix in 1909.

http://imageshack.us/a/img248/1121/aabtommixpc.jpg
http://www.okhistory.org/research/index

Located in the Oklahoma Territory, Ranch 101 was the largest in the country at that time.
This is where he honed all his western skills.....roping....shooting. etc.
He was 'discovered' by the Selig-Polyscope Co. when they arrived in the territory to make western movies.

The interesting thing about this postcard is that it was made a year prior to his first movie, -Ranch Life in the Southwest' (1910).



To see Tom Mix (or his double) jump over Beale's Cut outside of Newhall go here.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=10772


To see Beale's Cut today, courtesy of ProphetM, go here.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=10776

..and here by DouglasUrantia.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=10777

FUN STUFF! I'd still like to go on an expedition out to Beale's Cut.
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ethereal_reality May 10, 2013 4:32 PM

http://imageshack.us/a/img827/5083/aabarcadeplm.jpg

..per our recent discussion about the Arcade Depot Palm, I thought it might be interesting to briefly revisit the station, especially the magnificent train shed that appears behind the palm in the photograph above.




originally posted by sopas_ej
http://imageshack.us/a/img542/269/aabarcadesopasej.jpg
LAPL





http://imageshack.us/a/img35/5459/aa...vacantlots.jpg
LAPL





I just rediscovered these two glass slides on an old cd of mine.

Arcade Depot
http://imageshack.us/a/img21/9296/aa...glasssouth.jpg
cdom






I believe that we've seen this view before, but not on a hand-colored glass slide.

http://imageshack.us/a/img545/8993/a...glasssop2a.jpg
cdom
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Tourmaline May 10, 2013 5:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6123120)

To see Tom Mix (or his double) jump over Beale's Cut outside of Newhall go here.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=10772


To see Beale's Cut today, courtesy of ProphetM, go here.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=10776

..and here by DouglasUrantia.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=10777

FUN STUFF! I'd still like to go on an expedition out to Beale's Cut.
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Myth v Reality?:burstbubble:


1923
http://imageshack.us/a/img18/470/sth...ead1923tom.jpghttp://imageshack.us/a/img18/470/sth...ead1923tom.jpg



The horse in the Mix three-reeler looks mighty small considering some of the other photos of the Cut. :hmmm: Whatever it's size, jumping even a smaller gap was probably no small feat!
Interesting article suggests Beale's Cut's depth has varied over the years from '30 (1854) to '90 feet, and in the words of the author (below), "the still photo was doctored." Having never visited the famous cut, I can't say what reaction I might have, disappointment, awe or a little of both.

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It is important to note that there were at least three different trailers for "Three Jumps Ahead," all shot at different times and all showing Beale's Cut. At least one version, seen in most still images, is a photographically produced composite, but the others could have been real jumps. The only thing that's agreed upon for sure is that Tom Mix and Tony never jumped over Beale's Cut.
http://www.scvhistory.com/scvhistory...n/lw040997.htm





1872
http://www.scvhistory.com/gif/ap2307.jpghttp://www.scvhistory.com/gif/ap2307.jpg



1903
http://www.scvhistory.com/gif/en0100a.jpghttp://www.scvhistory.com/gif/en0100a.jpg


1909
http://www.scvhistory.com/gif/ap0107.jpghttp://www.scvhistory.com/gif/ap0107.jpg



1910
http://www.scvhistory.com/gif/hr1001.jpghttp://www.scvhistory.com/gif/hr1001.jpg




1910
http://www.scvhistory.com/gif/ap1915.jpghttp://www.scvhistory.com/gif/ap1915.jpg



1925 - Buster Keaton in "Seven Chances."
http://www.scvhistory.com/gif/pa2501.jpghttp://www.scvhistory.com/gif/pa2501.jpg



1939 - Ford's Stagecoach
http://www.scvhistory.com/gif/lw2065.jpg

1950's postcard
http://www.scvhistory.com/gif/cu1951.jpg http://www.scvhistory.com/gif/cu1951.jpg

ethereal_reality May 10, 2013 6:23 PM

:previous: Excellent post on Beale's Cut/Fremont Pass Tourmaline!
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ethereal_reality May 10, 2013 6:29 PM

Los Angeles 1962
http://imageshack.us/a/img62/9716/aa...erreonawni.jpg
ebay

I've been trying to identify the building in the background.

ethereal_reality May 10, 2013 6:32 PM

Here's another mystery location.

Los Angeles
http://imageshack.us/a/img5/4168/aab...4locationu.jpg
ebay
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ethereal_reality May 10, 2013 8:09 PM

I didn't realize there were escalators in Pershing Squares as early as this.

http://imageshack.us/a/img69/1728/aa...pershingsq.jpg
ebay

As most of you already know, the building on the left (with the Temple Baptist Church sign) is the remodeled Auditorium Building.



the 2,700 seat auditorium building in 1913/remodeled in 1938 by Stiles O. Clements
http://imageshack.us/a/img189/6135/aabpersh1913.jpg
http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=12884

ethereal_reality May 10, 2013 8:24 PM

View across Pershing Square showing the same buildings in 1973.

http://imageshack.us/a/img28/5458/aa...ng1973lapl.jpg
LAPL

I didn't realize street vendors were allowed on the periphery of Pershing Square.
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ethereal_reality May 10, 2013 8:53 PM

Here is an interesting view showing the back of the Auditorium Building (as well as the back of the Temple Baptist Church sign).

1963
http://imageshack.us/a/img854/1716/a...haudit1963.jpg
http://www.lapl.org/
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unihikid May 10, 2013 10:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6123438)
Los Angeles 1962
http://imageshack.us/a/img62/9716/aa...erreonawni.jpg
ebay

I've been trying to identify the building in the background.

That is the Warners/Pacific Theatre in hollywood,Sam Cooke had his office for SAR records there(not sure which floor),and right down the hall was Lew Chudd and his Imperial Records home of Ricky Nelson and Fats Dominoe.Ive tried to gain access to the top levels ,and will try again in a few weeks.

ethereal_reality May 10, 2013 11:23 PM

:previous: Thanks for the information unihikid! So maybe this dapper young man is a musician or singer.

I hope you and your camera can gain entry. ;)


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