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malumot Feb 10, 2011 5:03 PM

Serenity now........serenity now.

GaylordWilshire Feb 10, 2011 6:20 PM

Now, now ladies...
 
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_z...la-Parsons.jpg http://distributorcapny.blogspot.com...1_archive.html
...let's practice our smiles for the sake of
peace in Tinseltown....

malumot Feb 10, 2011 6:45 PM

LOL.....Agreed, Gaylord......Tho Tinseltown has been known for plenty of not so happy behavior too! :) LOL LOL.....

I'm sure we've all heard of The Battling Bogarts....

Mayo Methot (March 3, 1904 – June 9, 1951), also known as Mayo Methot Bogart, was an American film and theater actress.

Methot and Bogart became a couple of high-profile Hollywood celebrities, but it was not a smooth marriage. Both drank heavily, and Methot gained a reputation for her violent excesses when under the influence. They became known as "The Battling Bogarts," with Methot's nickname widely known, for her combativeness, as "Sluggy." Bogart later named his motor yacht Sluggy, in her honor.

PS - Dead at 47! See what that Green River bourbon will do to ya! LOL

http://s3.amazonaws.com/findagrave/p...hotmayobio.jpg

And speaking of Green River...how's this for an advertising slogan? As many of you have noticed, their billboards were all over Downtown.......guessing mostly in the 30s and 40s.

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/...umot1/1213.jpg

GaylordWilshire Feb 10, 2011 8:48 PM

And lest we forget
 
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_z...k/borgmerm.jpg http://blstb.msn.com/i/5C/1ACC6028C2...7695208010.jpg

Thirty-two days and a few Dutch Ovens later, they were history.


P.S., malumot: Clever bourbon ad. No one ever said the whiskey would have a headache....

ethereal_reality Feb 10, 2011 9:35 PM

I started this thread on June 06, 2009.......and over the years everyone has been extremely civil.

malumot, I've really enjoyed your posts and I hope you continue to participate in this thread.
MichaelRyerson: I think your recent involvement has been absolutely wonderful. In fact, I look forward to your posts daily.

(back to) malumot-
The heated rhetoric began when you replied, "Your words, not mine, Buster" to one of MichaelRyerson's posts.
This seems a bit rude and I can certainly see why MR was offended.
___________

This thread has been so great for so many people over the years.
I just want everyone to enjoy themselves and share their knowledge and love for the city of Los Angeles.

If you have a disagreement with someone and you begin to feel angry......
simply step away from the thread for a little while.

:) THANKS!

ethereal_reality Feb 10, 2011 10:02 PM

Here is great photo of the Pacific Mutual Building on the corner of 6th and Olive St.

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/467...st6thstand.jpg
usc digital archive



http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/3...tingpchuge.jpg
ebay

ethereal_reality Feb 10, 2011 10:27 PM

A doozy of a truck accident at 3127 Beverly Blvd. in 1951. I hope this poor guy had insurance.


http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/885...recrash195.jpg
usc digital archive



http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/8...recrash195.jpg
usc digital archive




http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/8...recrash195.jpg
usc digital archive





http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/4...recrash312.jpg
usc digital archive






below: A view from the roof of the damaged building. This photographer seems to be going beyond the call of duty.

http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/618...recrashfro.jpg
usc digital archive






http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/9...recrashint.jpg
usc digital archive

malumot Feb 10, 2011 11:34 PM

What is all that in the foreground?

At first glance I thought they were bricks that had tumbled down...

.....wait a minute! Those aren't bricks!

They're packages....packages that have been carefully wrapped with nondescript brown paper...

Why it's.......it's........

(All I can say is that if it was 2011 I'd be positive it was either bud or blow.) :D


Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5160060)
A doozy of a truck accident at 3127 Beverly Blvd. in 1951. I hope this poor guy had insurance.


http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/885...recrash195.jpg
usc digital archive


ethereal_reality Feb 11, 2011 1:49 AM

lol, I thought the same thing malumot. It looks like kilo bricks of cocaine.

gsjansen Feb 11, 2011 1:50 AM

one more look at the southland

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...CHS-44029?v=hr
Source: USC Digital Archive http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...CHS-44029?v=hr

i know i would have remembered seeing this particular angled shot with the richfield so coolly/coyly hanging out on the right side of the photog.

i guess the boys at usc were adding to the archive, as well as putting copyright notices on all the images while the site was down this week

ethereal_reality Feb 11, 2011 1:56 AM

^^^And there's the Southland Hotel with it's cozy looking penthouse in the lower left hand corner.*

*oops! I just noticed that you mentioned the Southland in your post gsjansen.

gsjansen Feb 11, 2011 2:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5160060)
A doozy of a truck accident at 3127 Beverly Blvd. in 1951. I hope this poor guy had insurance.


http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/4...recrash312.jpg
usc digital archive

everyone i'm sure will be relieved to find out that the building's been repaired

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5100/...1bb25996_b.jpg

i've never seen square grouper run so far inland before :cool:

malumot Feb 11, 2011 2:20 AM

And beyond, in the distance, one of my favorites ---

The brooding Rex Arms. Which by this time had the Harbor Freeway running through its backyard.


Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5160352)
^^^And there's the Southland Hotel with it's cozy looking penthouse in the lower left hand corner.*

*oops! I just noticed that you mentioned the Southland in your post gsjansen.


ethereal_reality Feb 11, 2011 2:29 AM

I've always liked the Rex Arms as well malumot.

http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/7646/aaarexarms.jpg
usc digital archives







http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/5720/aaarex.jpg
usc digital archive

sopas ej Feb 11, 2011 2:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gsjansen (Post 5160359)
everyone i'm sure will be relieved to find out that the building's been repaired

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5100/...1bb25996_b.jpg

i've never seen square grouper run so far inland before :cool:

What I also found interesting was the view catty-corner to this building:

http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/618...recrashfro.jpg
USC digital archive

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/5...verlyanddi.jpg
Google Earth

The little bungalow in the left of the pic still exists. I'm trying to figure out the structure with the tile roof next to it; is that the same structure in the older photo?

gsjansen Feb 11, 2011 2:52 AM

one more view of the rex across the construction site of the statler, (or is it the demolition site of the studebaker showroom)

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...G-STA-002?v=hr
Source: USC Digital Archive http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...G-STA-002?v=hr

ethereal_reality Feb 11, 2011 3:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sopas ej (Post 5160390)
What I also found interesting was the view catty-corner to this building:

http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/618...recrashfro.jpg
USC digital archive

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/5...verlyanddi.jpg
Google Earth

The little bungalow in the left of the pic still exists. I'm trying to figure out the structure with the tile roof next to it; is that the same structure in the older photo?


sopas_ej
You have a great eye.
The gabled bungalow is definitely still there, but I can't decide about the corner building.

I believe the white building (Banner & Sign Factory) is the same building as in the 1951 photograph.
The dimensions seem identical.....but I have no idea why anyone would want to cover over those great windows.

andrea517 Feb 11, 2011 3:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gsjansen (Post 5157928)
this 1910 image looking east across main street, (maybe taken from the roof of the 1st courthouse??), intrigued me. i was drawn immediately to the paris inn which in this photo would have been located at the south east corner of market street and los angeles street

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...CHS-41536?v=hr
Source: USC Digital Archive http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...CHS-41536?v=hr

as this next image shows, (i definitely know which building this one is taken from!!!!), the paris inn seems to have been replaced with a gas station

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...CHS-12633?v=hr
Source: USC Digital Archive http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...CHS-12633?v=hr

the paris inn apparently the happiest place to be in america complete with operatic singing waiters

http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics18/00008658.jpg
Source: LAPL http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics18/00008658.jpg

A postcard of the Paris Inn Cafe, "outstanding European cafe of America." The front of the postcard includes photos of the proprietors, I. Pedroli and Bert Rovere.

http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics18/00008597.jpg
Source: LAPL http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics18/00008597.jpg

an operatic moment at the paris inn, (which should always be accompanied by a leek :leek:)
(......ok, maybe not always.......)

http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics40/00039920.jpg
Source: LAPL http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics40/00039920.jpg

Thank you thank you. I have been looking for a photo forever of the outside of the Paris Inn. My grandmother danced there in the '40s and then the new Paris Inn when it moved up to Broadway in the '50s. I have inside photos but never any outside ones. Thanks also for the wonderful site. Makes walking in LA so much more interesting.

Beaudry Feb 11, 2011 3:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gsjansen (Post 5160347)
one more look at the southland

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...CHS-44029?v=hr
Source: USC Digital Archive http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...CHS-44029?v=hr

i know i would have remembered seeing this particular angled shot with the richfield so coolly/coyly hanging out on the right side of the photog.

i guess the boys at usc were adding to the archive, as well as putting copyright notices on all the images while the site was down this week

Oh, THIS one. This one has been up for a while since it used to be my iBook desktop! Like a Choucroute Garnie, it basically has everything I love in it. I'm tempted to go down to USC and pay Dace Taub whatever she wants for a five-foot blowup.

I'm going to spend a couple nights in the "Wilshire Grand" (Statler/Hilton) this month, just to be able to say I did, but mostly because I'll be shooting lots of then-n-nowz against the photos from the opening day book they issued. Demolition commences, I'm told, in 45 days.

Beaudry Feb 11, 2011 3:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by andrea517 (Post 5160438)
Thank you thank you. I have been looking for a photo forever of the outside of the Paris Inn. My grandmother danced there in the '40s and then the new Paris Inn when it moved up to Broadway in the '50s. I have inside photos but never any outside ones. Thanks also for the wonderful site. Makes walking in LA so much more interesting.

Here's something interesting about the Paris Inn: the color interior picture is from a postcard called "Take a Trip to Paris" and of the "street" -- the left side (or banke, if you will) was known as the "Bohemian Side" and the right side of the room was known as the "Formal Side."


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