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Ninja55 Aug 24, 2011 4:10 AM

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Joe Musso at his beloved home at 1221 Ozeta Terrace

Ninja55 Aug 24, 2011 4:12 AM

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Joe Musso second from left and grandma Emma second from right. Why's Joe holding the bottle like that??

Ninja55 Aug 24, 2011 4:14 AM

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The great Chef and my Grandma at their restaurant Musso's Parisian Gardens on 6300 Wilshire.

Ninja55 Aug 24, 2011 4:17 AM

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My Dad hosting the bar at my Great Uncle Bert Rovere's Paris Inn c. 1936. Look close at the mug. Awesome.

Oops. Wrong restaurant. That's dad at the Hurricane in SF. Another one of Bert's places. Sorry. But the mug's still cool.

Los Angeles Past Aug 24, 2011 11:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Ninja55 (Post 5388730)

Actually, Baldwin Park and Covina (shown on the truck) are adjoining cities in the east San Gabriel Valley. They are roughly 35 miles away from the Baldwin Hills.

-Scott

GaylordWilshire Aug 24, 2011 11:43 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5388641)
This old photo from 1912 is baffling.
Was this 20 foot 'perpetual motion' machine built just to advertise McKee's Cafe at 520 So. Spring Street?



http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/571...almotionma.jpg
found on ebay


e_r: great find... not detecting a whole lot of motion in that perpetual motion machine, which is maybe why local cafés took advantage of it for advertisnig purposes. But of course anything to do with the Arcade Building is interesting.

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Los Angeles Past Aug 24, 2011 12:00 PM

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My collection/source unknown


I got this postcard on eBay a couple of years ago. It was advertised as a "Real Photo" postcard, but it actually turned out to be a modern halftone reproduction of a RPPC, and a pretty awful reproduction, at that.

So does anyone here have the original photo or RPPC of this scene? It's an awesome view of Temple Square in its 19th century prime. I'd love to get a nice hi-res scan of the original image!

-S

ethereal_reality Aug 24, 2011 9:29 PM

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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5388909)
e_r: great find... not detecting a whole lot of motion in that perpetual motion machine, which is maybe why local cafés took advantage of it for advertisnig purposes. But of course anything to do with the Arcade Building is interesting.

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics37/00068388.jpgLAPL

Thanks for pointing out the location of the 'perpetual motion' machine pic.
So are these the buildings that preceded the current Arcade Building? I don't think I've ever seen a picture of them.

GaylordWilshire Aug 24, 2011 11:19 PM

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e_r-- I've never really been sure if the Mercantile Arcade Bldg incorporated any of the structure of the old buildings--seems unlikely, but I'm not sure why it was decided to retain the passage from Broadway to Spring--guess maybe it was just that the short street inspired an imitation of ther Burlington Arcade. I hear that the building is now lofts.

Fab Fifties Fan Aug 24, 2011 11:42 PM

It is always very interesting how storefront signage in the 1930's complimented the architectural detail of a building and then in the 1950's obliterated as much as possible.

My own parents were guilty of the same "crime" at our family business.

Beaudry Aug 25, 2011 12:44 AM

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Looking south from the 4th St overpass, Kodak snap, April 1971.

Ninja55 Aug 25, 2011 1:08 AM

Thanks for the correction Scott. I guess I had that awesome picture of the Olympic Village in my head. Is the the word "Covina" and the number afterward a phone number??

Los Angeles Past Aug 25, 2011 2:14 AM

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I think so, yes. The telephone exchange in the Covina area when I was growing up there was EDgewood, but prior to that, phone numbers were typically designated by city.

I'm very curious to know where the Musso Ranch was located in Baldwin Park. Do you know the address, by any chance? The open rangeland in the background there makes me think it was closer to the San Gabriel River side of town than to the Covina side...

-Scott

GaylordWilshire Aug 25, 2011 4:33 PM

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I really don't remember seeing this particular view of the Angels Flight Pharmacy

GaylordWilshire Aug 25, 2011 9:18 PM

Noir in color
 
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I've looked at the amazing skyscrapercity.com thread of Jesús E. Salgado before (http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...geles+history)--not looking closely, I always assumed it was just another thread of this forum. Lately I've been going through it more and the thousands of collected images are amazing, L.A.-centric pictures and postcards of all vintages but occasionally noir-era items such as the card above.

westcork Aug 26, 2011 2:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Beaudry (Post 5389838)
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Looking south from the 4th St overpass, Kodak snap, April 1971.

Great shot showing the highway 11 before the renumbering took place.

Here is a great little source on California highway history
http://www.cahighways.org/009-016.html#011

Fab Fifties Fan Aug 26, 2011 6:36 PM

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Originally Posted by westcork (Post 5391342)
Great shot showing the highway 11 before the renumbering took place.

Here is a great little source on California highway history
http://www.cahighways.org/009-016.html#011

This shot brings back memories! I would pass by this spot and take the next exit every morning to get to school on 8th between Broadway and Hill.

They should have left the iceplant there!

Fab Fifties Fan Aug 26, 2011 8:42 PM

Why car seats were invented.....
 
Photograph caption dated November 26, 1959 reads, "Feared Baby Was Dead -- Mrs. Constance Gabler, 32, of North Hollywood, holds her tiny son Grant close to her after discovering he still was alive after falling out of her car as she turned onto the Hollywood freeway."

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Yep, that's what it says happened.

I know parents tended to be less safety minded back then, but, was he just tossed in the seat like a sack of groceries?

LAPL

ethereal_reality Aug 28, 2011 2:05 AM

Two impressive photographs of the Los Angeles Public Library under construction.


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Los Angeles Past Aug 28, 2011 11:00 PM

Main Street at Temple, Then & Now
 
Temple Block (r.), looking south on Main at Temple Street, ca.1885. I don't recall seeing this detailed a view of the building's ornate facade before. Note: no streetcar tracks at all yet. Could this actually be pre-1880?
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LAPL

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Google Street View

-Scott

A newer "now" photo can be seen on my blog post here.


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