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gsjansen Mar 24, 2011 2:42 PM

it certainly does appear that the Los Angeles Public library is updating their digital collection with previously unseen photographs

i don't think this 1905 image looking west on third street across hill street towards angels flight had been previously posted. it's a great shot taken before the track was elevated to clear clay street. The McCoy house is still located at the north west corner of the 3rd and hill prior to being relocated up the hill to clay street

http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics18/00008578.jpg
Source: LAPL


and i don't think either one of these have been posted either..........view looking north from the porch of 215 n. hill street towards temple street down at the north portal of the hill street tunnel (as previously noted, 215 n. hill street is burt lancaster's family home in criss cross)

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics37/00068218.jpg
Source: LAPL

Looking up the north portal of the hill street tunnel at 215 n. hill street from temple street

http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics14/00006798.jpg
Source: LAPL


i don't ever recall seeing a color image of angels flight on the LAPL site before..............this image is probably no later than 1966 as the fire escape for the McCoy house is visible on the far right. (Palace hotel/casa alta on olive street is visible in the upper left)

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics21/00060182.jpg
Source: LAPL

olivet in full living color!

http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics18/00008547.jpg
Source: LAPL

and this image i know i would remember if i had seen it before

http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics18/00008534.jpg
Source: LAPL


a great daytime noir image of angels flight and third street looking across hill street, probably from around 1950 or so........

http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics18/00008573.jpg
Source: LAPL

Looking straight up angels flight in it's last waning days, (notice the "hip" supergraphic font used on the sign, trying to give the little railroad an updated groovy image)

http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics18/00008572.jpg
Source: LAPL

sinai displaying her late 60's hip groovy signage

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00077/00077831.jpg
Source: LAPL

GaylordWilshire Mar 24, 2011 5:02 PM

She drove as she lived
 
http://www.younggalleryphoto.com/pho...eth_Taylor.jpgMichael Tighe/Young Gallery
This picture is dated 1989... the car is a much older model Chrysler product... and this doesn't seem to be the
1989 model of Liz either... is this even her? Oh, well--this shot properly signifies to me, as a mere person in the
dark, what I perceive to have been her sense of humor...

GaylordWilshire Mar 24, 2011 5:26 PM

More local Chrysleriana
 
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...3-15-ISLA?v=hrUSCDL
Chrysler's Los Angeles plant operated from 1932 to 1971


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_z...erentrance.jpgUSCDL
It was at 5800 Eastern Ave. at Slauson in the CMD


Liz just drove 'em, she didn't flog 'em. A DeSoto in a recent Mode O' Day shot reminded me of one of her friends
and a couple of other Hollywood luminaries who did pitch the soon-to-expire Chrysler product:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9KgdfwaGCo
Rock and the '59

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8QbjpUoX40
Groucho pushing the '57

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTP5p...eature=related
Jeanne Crain with another '57. She had seven kids... she needed a wagon, not a four-door hardtop


No doubt all of these particular cars were built at the L.A. Chrysler plant. The '59 was the last year
for DeSoto assembly there ('61 was the final model year for the make). The Chrysler plant went on to
build Valiants, Barracudas, and Challengers, among others, until the end in '71, and is now gone.


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_z.../CHS-40543.jpgUSCDL
A Huntington Park Chrysler dealer just after the Long Beach quake.

gsjansen Mar 24, 2011 5:55 PM

a great image looking west on wilshire across the brown derby from the gaylord apartments.

the derby used to be located on the west side of alexandria, but was relocated to the east side in 1937. the construction that is occurring on the former site of the derby is for the chapman park hotel bungalows and the zephyr room restaurant. i'm dating this photograph 1938, (that's my story, an' i'm stickin' to it)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5053/...be3f66cd_b.jpg
Source: LAPL

gsjansen Mar 24, 2011 6:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5213780)
http://www.younggalleryphoto.com/pho...eth_Taylor.jpgMichael Tighe/Young Gallery
This picture is dated 1989... the car is a much older model Chrysler product... and this doesn't seem to be the
1989 model of Liz either... is this even her? Oh, well--this shot properly signifies to me, as a mere person in the
dark, what I perceive to have been her sense of humor...

a Chrysler??!!??

i think Liz's drivin' stylin' was more suited for this nifty little panther j72 given to her by the most extravagant gift givin' significant-other that ever roamed the earth, Sir Richard Burton

http://www.corbisimages.com/images/4...8-3dd9acd9ceff
Source: Corbis Images

GaylordWilshire Mar 24, 2011 7:34 PM

More new-old Wilshire pics?
 
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics25/00062149.jpgLAPL


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...-2-1-ISLA?v=hrUSCDL
I think we've discussed the NE corner of Wilshire and Masselin before--now an Office Depot. But durned if I can find it now. Maybe it's the fact that
I was just at the eye doctor and am dilated, but I really don't remember seeing these shots of the Van de Kamp's once there.

And to the east, I'm sure I've never seen such a late shot of Mrs. Hancock's house (NE corner of Wilshire
& Vermont). Trade has moved in next door!
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics19/00009328.jpgLAPL

sopas ej Mar 25, 2011 12:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5213780)

Well, I just saw the local news report on TV, but apparently Miss Taylor was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn today, NOT Westwood Memorial Park.

Glendale Forest Lawn is notorious for getting security on your ass if you're obviously there to look at celebrity graves.

GaylordWilshire Mar 25, 2011 12:25 AM

:previous:

Really?? I thought Forest Lawn was practically designed for tourists.

GaylordWilshire Mar 25, 2011 12:41 AM

Santa Monica, east on Wilshire between Euclid and 14th
 
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_z...14th-1966-.jpgLos Angeles Historian Photoblog


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_z...82020%20PM.jpgGoogle Street View
Love those Chevy wagons.... The scale hasn't changed much, but the only building that looks essentially
the same is the the old Security First bank at left--now a US Bank. (Before I complain about how boring
Postmodern facade makeovers are, I'll try to remember that the next phase--the decontructivist thing,
which hasn't reached this corner quite yet--is even worse. Btw--does Santa Monica now have a sign
ordinance?

ethereal_reality Mar 25, 2011 1:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5214534)
:previous:

Really?? I thought Forest Lawn was practically designed for tourists.

Nope. I was kicked out of Forest Lawn for pushing open a small gate so I could see Jean Harlow's final resting place.
All I remember seeing is "our baby" on her sarcophagus before the guard arrived and said I had to leave the mausoleum.*



http://img863.imageshack.us/img863/2...nmausoleum.jpg


*Perhaps there are stricter rules for the mausoleums.




below: The Great Mausoleum in 1917.

http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/6...leum1939be.jpg
lipstickalley.com




below: The Holly Terrace addition opened in 1949.

http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/560...leumadditi.jpg
lipstickalley.com

sopas ej Mar 25, 2011 3:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5214598)
Nope. I was kicked out of Forest Lawn for pushing open a small gate so I could see Jean Harlow's final resting place.
All I remember seeing is "our baby" on her sarcophagus before the guard arrived and said I had to leave the mausoleum.*



http://img863.imageshack.us/img863/2...nmausoleum.jpg


*Perhaps there are stricter rules for the mausoleums.




below: The Great Mausoleum in 1917.

http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/6...leum1939be.jpg
lipstickalley.com




below: The Holly Terrace addition opened in 1949.

http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/560...leumadditi.jpg
lipstickalley.com

Great images, ethereal.

That's a shame you getting kicked out of the Great Mausoleum. Maybe it is just the mausoleums they're strict about? Hmm. Incidentally, Elizabeth Taylor has been interred in the Great Mausoleum.

But yeah, Gaylord, the Glendale Forest Lawn frowns upon people wandering about, looking at/for celebrity graves. Supposedly it's out of respect for the people who are there to visit their loved ones who are buried there so that they won't have to put up with noisy, camera-toting tourists. But whatever, that cemetery is a treasure trove of celebrity graves, other celebrity-filled cemeteries don't seem to mind people wandering about.

The Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn doesn't mind people looking at celebrity graves, and that one has quite a number of pretty notable dead folk, including Bette Davis, Buster Keaton, Stan Laurel, Ellen Naomi Cohen (AKA Mama Cass)...

unihikid Mar 25, 2011 7:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5214013)
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics25/00062149.jpgLAPL


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...-2-1-ISLA?v=hrUSCDL
I think we've discussed the NE corner of Wilshire and Masselin before--now an Office Depot. But durned if I can find it now. Maybe it's the fact that
I was just at the eye doctor and am dilated, but I really don't remember seeing these shots of the Van de Kamp's once there.

And to the east, I'm sure I've never seen such a late shot of Mrs. Hancock's house (NE corner of Wilshire
& Vermont). Trade has moved in next door!
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics19/00009328.jpgLAPL

hey gaylord,
the prudential building is now home to aftra/sag they dont advertise it,but they are up there on the 9th floor(thats my credit union),its gone through a few remodels,but over all is intact.

charlie

GaylordWilshire Mar 25, 2011 1:49 PM

Can't you smell the Vitalis?
 
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics49/00059065.jpgLAPL
117 East 6th, across from Cole's, ca. 1960. I wonder if anyone has ever oiled the hinges on that fire escape?


https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_z...30716%20PM.jpgGoogle Street View


unihikid: Thanks. Tell 'em to put the PRUDENTIAL lettering back on!

gsjansen Mar 25, 2011 3:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sopas ej (Post 5200956)


WeHo, Santa Monica Blvd., 1982.
http://img806.imageshack.us/img806/524/1982n.jpg
paulomurillo.com

Wow, the RTD. What a blast from the past. This was back when West Hollywood was still an unincorporated community (it incorporated as a city in 1984); not its own city, and outside the jurisdiction of the City of Los Angeles, and the LAPD. Being that it was County area, the LA Sheriffs patrolled the area, and were also a little more lenient than the LAPD, which is what allowed the nightclubs and speakeasies to flourish on the Sunset Strip, and the gay bars to exist on Santa Monica Blvd. I remember when the PE railroad tracks still existed on the median of Santa Monica Blvd., but by the time I was going to WeHo, the median was already landscaped, though the rail tracks were still there. I didn't realize that in the early 80s, the median was just dirt.

Midnight southern pacific fright train passing PJ's at Santa Monica Boulevard and Crescent heights 1970. PJ's would become the Starwood

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5187/...14065e4e_b.jpg
Source: UCLA Digital Collections

malumot Mar 25, 2011 5:17 PM

A barbershop, a late-50s American sedan, cigars, and a man with a hat....are you kiddin' me?

Some people want to go back in time to Paris in the '20s, London in the Victorian era, the Palace of Versailles or the time of the Pharoahs.....

I'd be happy just to spend some time at the Owl.

As to Prudential......I worked for them. There's several PRU buildings across the country, built during the same era (early 50s - early 60s), that share very similar architecture. Chicago and Newark off thee top of my head, and I think there's a couple more.

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5215063)
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics49/00059065.jpgLAPL
117 East 6th, across from Cole's, ca. 1960.




unihikid: Thanks. Tell 'em to put the PRUDENTIAL lettering back on!


malumot Mar 25, 2011 5:30 PM

You should know better, Gaylord. LOL LOL LOL! :D

Believe me: if you can think of an ordinance, any ordinance - some good, mostly bad - you can rest assured it was birthed in Santa Monica.

That city is a petri-dish for municipal meddling.

Much of which is jaw-dropping, such as this clip from this past November:

"City Council last week approved a controversial ordinance limiting the number of taxi franchises in the city.

The ordinance was proposed after residents complained about high cab fees and poor customer service."


Only in Santa Monica would they think LIMITING the number or franchises would address a problem of high cab fees.


Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5214556)
Btw--does Santa Monica now have a sign
ordinance?


gsjansen Mar 25, 2011 5:34 PM

two amazing color images from the 50's

i have seen this view countless times.....but never in (as they would say on the peacock network), in living color!

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5135/...59685a53_o.jpg
Source: Los Angeles Historian Photoblog


image taken from the roof of the state building looking towards temple street

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5150/...b9fd9d4b_o.jpg
Source: Los Angeles Historian Photoblog

ethereal_reality Mar 25, 2011 10:30 PM

Wow...great color pics gsjansen!

Is that diagonal in the lower left of the 2nd photo a tiny portion of Court Flight?
On second thought, I think it's the stairs that were next to Court Flight.


It looks like the same building you see in the photo below.

http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/3...ourtlapl4a.jpg
lapl

ethereal_reality Mar 25, 2011 11:03 PM

While looking for Court Flight photos I found some images that I don't remember seeing before.



below: The upper entrance to Court Flight.

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/9...pperentran.jpg
lapl




below: A nice photo of the 'New Broadway Hotel' (as it says just beneath the cornice).

http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/3...courtlapl2.jpg
lapl



below: I'm not sure what's going on here. It looks like the old man is going to beat the photographer with a broom.

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/7894/111courtbroom.jpg
lapl




below: A great view of the Bradbury Mansion. The street in the foreground is the stub of Court Street.
The Court Street funicular would be built soon after this photograph was taken. The site of the upper terminus is at lower left.


http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/5...rtbradmans.jpg
KENNI at skyscrapercity

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=380

GaylordWilshire Mar 26, 2011 1:04 PM

Around town in color
 
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_z...71600%20AM.jpgLos Angeles Historian Photoblog
The cars! Pasadena Freeway, 1962


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_z...73755%20AM.jpgLos Angeles Historian Photoblog
NW corner of Sunset and Vine, 1983.

It now appears to be a whole different city:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_z...83457%20AM.jpgGoogle Street View

Farther up Vine:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_z...by-50sbig2.jpgLos Angeles Historian Photoblog
A suitably elegiac shot from behind the wheel of, say, a Hudson.


https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_z...73209%20AM.jpgLos Angeles Historian Photoblog
A classic couple and their Dodge on North Ardmore between Rosewood
and Maplewood, ca. 1958

and, mercifully, a relatively unchanged corner of Hollywood:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_z...75306%20AM.jpgGoogle Street View
Complete with "the sign" in the hills


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