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DGMiller Jun 21, 2013 2:11 AM

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Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 6170922)

It is truly atrocious.

Thanks for the welcome, everyone!

Noircitydame Jun 21, 2013 2:46 AM

Co. Morgue
 
Gosh, these photos may help clear up a big mystery for me. The LAPL has a bunch of photos of the coroner's office, lab, jury room, autopsy room, etc. dated 1932 that I figured had to have been taken for some occasion (like, the opening of a new coroner's facility), but couldn't find out any infomation about it. It must have been the opening of the morgue at county hospital. What about the morgue being in the basement of Hall of Justice, though - was that later in time, or something different all together? Just a few from several in the LAPL collection - I don't see that meat-hooky thing on the ceiling.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...psryroom32.jpg http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics45/00042036.jpg


http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...dingdoor-1.jpg http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics45/00042195.jpg
Door leading from the hearse to the Los Angeles Coroner's Department receiving room on February 7, 1932.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...mingroom32.jpg http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics45/00042020.jpg
The Los Angeles Coroner's Department autopsy chamber or embalming room on February 7, 1932.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...groomint32.jpg http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics45/00042029.jpg
Interior of the cooling room or vaults of the Los Angeles County Morgue in 1932, showing a cadaver covered with a sheet.

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Three cadavers being processed in the embalming and posting room of the Los Angeles County Morgue in 1932.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...coolroom32.jpg http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics45/00042017.jpg
Cool room at the morgue 1932.

Albany NY Jun 21, 2013 2:49 AM

Hey, DeMille! I'm ready for my close-up!
 
Originally posted by Chuckaluck

Hollywood, Highland and Monte Banks (Yes, a repost.) http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=11782
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics16/00007770.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/pics16/00007770.jpg

I remembered seeing this shot before, but I never noticed the cameraman filming from
the car at the right (or maybe it's the original Googlemobile!).


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CityBoyDoug Jun 21, 2013 4:40 AM

Your dinner tray at five....
 
Well fellow noir aficionados, this is the meat dressing room attached to the County Hospital kitchen. To the left is the cold locker and to the right are meat cutting machines. Two sinks to keep everything clean. It appears they bought the meat in full sides form. Thanks for everyone's cool and brave comments..!!!

Today, almost all hospitals have the patient meals brought to the hospital 3 times a day in catering trucks. Hospitals with full kitchens are a thing of the past.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps7c43fb41.jpg
LAPL collection

CityBoyDoug Jun 21, 2013 4:50 AM

"It's alive...."
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Noircitydame (Post 6172189)
Gosh, these photos may help clear up a big mystery for me. The LAPL has a bunch of photos of the coroner's office, lab, jury room, autopsy room, etc. dated 1932 that I figured had to have been taken for some occasion (like, the opening of a new coroner's facility), but couldn't find out any infomation about it. It must have been the opening of the morgue at county hospital. What about the morgue being in the basement of Hall of Justice, though - was that later in time, or something different all together? Just a few from several in the LAPL collection - I don't see that meat-hooky thing on the ceiling.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...coolroom32.jpg[/URL] http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics45/00042017.jpg
Cool room at the morgue 1932.

Oh my, NCD, your selection of photos made my day. Yikes, noir for sure. What are those 'spots' on the floor?
:tup:

rick m Jun 21, 2013 5:33 AM

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Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 6171956)
Sure looks like the autopsy room.



I still have a bit of nostalgia for the old Esquire (1937-51), the previous tenant of what is now Canter's, even though I'm too young to actually remember it.
I knew people who loved it and mourned it's passing. They're gone now too.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-l...526%2520PM.jpg
http://www.nestedeggproductions.com/...sphere-part-ii

Guess that the Melrose Ave location of Esquire Theater frequented by my bunch in early 70s was it's final site - Rev. Troy Perry of MCC had his earliest church services here as well. Across from Paramount .

ethereal_reality Jun 21, 2013 9:25 PM

'General' has replaced 'County'. When did that happened?

http://imageshack.us/a/img35/7846/t84j.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7184863...7623893447797/
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ethereal_reality Jun 21, 2013 9:36 PM

Who is Pam?

http://imageshack.us/a/img195/2821/bsp3.jpg
ebay
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Chuckaluck Jun 21, 2013 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by rick m (Post 6172421)
Guess that the Melrose Ave location of Esquire Theater frequented by my bunch in early 70s was it's final site - Rev. Troy Perry of MCC had his earliest church services here as well. Across from Paramount .

This is a head scratcher - for me. I recall visiting a standalone theater on Melrose in the early '80s for a private screening. It was opposite the Paramount Lot (on the same side of the street as Lucy's but further east). Presumed the theater was then being used by an acting troupe. It had a viable concession stand. Could it have gone by a different name, or no advertised name (for private screenings)? I distinctly remember it being nondescript brown and assumed it had been around for several years, if not decades. Still, I see no listing for a theater in the '62 or '73 directories, nor do I see any mention of a theater near this location in any of the usual source sites, e.g., cinema treasures. This is not to be confused with what was once known as Jensen's Melrose Theater at 4315 Melrose Ave. http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/2143

http://rescarta.lapl.org:8080/ResCar..._doc=nickodell

http://rescarta.lapl.org:8080/ResCar...ll&submit=Find



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ethereal_reality Jun 21, 2013 11:36 PM

Slide found on ebay. I believe that says the Snafu Coffee Shop.

1959
http://imageshack.us/a/img834/2546/y5vo.jpg

and there's Transocean Air Lines, which sounds like one of those quasi-generic made up names that movie studios use.
(like in Airport77...etc.)
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tovangar2 Jun 22, 2013 12:44 AM

Update on the dead-tourist-in-the-Cecil-Hotel-water-tank case:

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/06/2...atural-causes/


And the latest on Pasadena's Suicide Bridge:

http://laist.com/2013/06/21/pasadena...idge_signs.php


And uh-oh, trouble at the Alexandria:

@LAScanner (9:36pm)
DOWNTOWN: Fisticuffs @ 5th & Spring St. 10 combatants. No winners. LAPD enrte.

belmont bob Jun 22, 2013 12:58 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6173349)

My grandmother worked for the hospital starting in 1925 until she moved north in 1945 in an office function. I always knew the place as General, but later I rememeber it being County General. The who, when, where and why might be found in old county board of supervisor records...that's if anyone cares...I have some of her old notes and records...there may be reference to the place and what she thought the name was. I'll have to dig.... So the timing seems backwards, but it was bureaucrats who made the change so who knows….

Whomever did the tile work knew what he was doing, but just couldn’t duplicate years of wear and weather…

But the big Q is...where is this fine job of tile work located?

Mstimc Jun 22, 2013 4:06 AM

Hi All--
You may already have seen this, but there's a very nice write-up on Pail Williams in today's (Saturday's) L.A. Times

http://www.latimes.com/business/real...,1295901.story

CityBoyDoug Jun 22, 2013 4:10 AM

Thank you Tovangar...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 6173557)
Update on the dead tourist in the Cecil Hotel water tank case:

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/06/2...atural-causes/

I'm so happy that Los Angeles health officials have declared that a rotting dead body floating in a tank of drinking water is not a health hazard. I was a bit concerned but now I can sleep at night.

Noirish is such is such a wonderful fount of good news.

An old picture of the City Boy taken in Mexico City, .Distrito Federal
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...pseacebf99.jpg

CityBoyDoug Jun 22, 2013 4:34 AM

LA's most prominent architect....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mstimc (Post 6173711)
Hi All--
You may already have seen this, but there's a very nice write-up on Pail Williams in today's (Saturday's) L.A. Times

http://www.latimes.com/business/real...,1295901.story

A Paul William's interior was always oozing swanky class.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps586a783f.jpg

Joe Gillis Jun 22, 2013 7:25 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6173496)
Slide found on ebay. I believe that says the Snafu Coffee Shop.

1959
http://imageshack.us/a/img834/2546/y5vo.jpg

and there's Transocean Air Lines, which sounds like one of those quasi-generic made up names that movie studios use.
(like in Airport77...etc.)
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What do you suppose 'Nothing but ties' actually sells?

Earl Boebert Jun 22, 2013 2:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6173496)
Slide found on ebay. I believe that says the Snafu Coffee Shop.

1959
http://imageshack.us/a/img834/2546/y5vo.jpg

and there's Transocean Air Lines, which sounds like one of those quasi-generic made up names that movie studios use.
(like in Airport77...etc.)
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Transocean, AKA Taloa, originated the motto of Air America: "Anything, Anywhere, Anytime." Draw your own conclusions :-)

http://www.taloa.org/index.html

Cheers,

Earl

tovangar2 Jun 22, 2013 4:51 PM

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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 6173726)
One of his designs was the iconic LAX Theme building.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psb14686de.jpg

The Paul William's Project, to their credit, is still trying to debunk that one:

"In 1965 a few years after the opening of the airport, Julius Shulman photographed Paul R. Williams in front of the unique white Theme Building at LAX (above). Dana Goodyear in her 2005 New Yorker essay, Hotel California, believes this single image may have led to the popularly held belief that Williams designed the Theme Building. Goodyear wrote, "Despite the many articles and books crediting him, Williams was not on the design team for the Theme pavilion. He was a member of the joint-venture office for the entire airport project." Alfred E. Willis, a scholar from Hampton University, presented a paper at the February 2009 College Art Association meeting supporting Goodyear's premise."

- http://www.paulrwilliamsproject.org/...ransportation/

CityBoyDoug Jun 22, 2013 7:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 6174108)
The Paul William's Project, to their credit, is still trying to debunk that one:

"In 1965 a few years after the opening of the airport, Julius Shulman photographed Paul R. Williams in front of the unique white Theme Building at LAX (above). Dana Goodyear in her 2005 New Yorker essay, Hotel California, believes this single image may have led to the popularly held belief that Williams designed the Theme Building. Goodyear wrote, "Despite the many articles and books crediting him, Williams was not on the design team for the Theme pavilion. He was a member of the joint-venture office for the entire airport project." Alfred E. Willis, a scholar from Hampton University, presented a paper at the February 2009 College Art Association meeting supporting Goodyear's premise."

Thanks Tovangar for the correction. I guess I really take the prize for landing on a photo of a building not by Paul Williams.

Orphaned at the age of four, Williams was the only African American student in his elementary school. He studied at the Los Angeles School of Art and Design and at the Los Angeles branch of the New York Beaux-Arts Institute of Design Atelier, subsequently working as a landscape architect. He went on to attend the University of Southern California, School of Engineering, designing several residential buildings while still a student there. Williams became a certified architect in 1921, and the first certified African-American architect west of the Mississippi.

Long Beach Naval Station ~ Main Building [demolished] When I was stationed at the Navy Base LB, I visited this building once. At the time I didn't know it was a Williams design. The late LA TV personality Huell Howser tried in vain to save these buildings.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps33899ad0.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psead436e9.jpg
Here is a video about Mr. Williams.

http://youtu.be/N-EMQdkRD7o


His elegant homes for movie stars were noted for their grand entryway stairs.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps2d978fc6.jpg

AlvaroLegido Jun 23, 2013 8:24 PM

Grand entryway stairs
 
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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 6174238)
His elegant homes for movie stars were noted for their grand entryway stairs.[/SIZE]
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps2d978fc6.jpg

It's like being in a 1940's studio set (remember Suspicion by Alfred Hitchcock and countless other grand stairs). Maybe that's what movie stars wanted to feel at home.


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