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tovangar2 Nov 23, 2012 8:02 PM

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Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 5911305)
[COLOR="Indigo"][SIZE="2"][FONT="Tahoma"]624 S La Brea known as Campanile of late.

1928
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...K3R5LC78GY.jpg

The La Brea Bakery! Cool.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-d...23911%2BPM.jpg
gsv

rick m Nov 23, 2012 10:49 PM

Aand this was Seymour's mother's house in opening shots of original B/W "Little Shop Of Horror"

rick m Nov 23, 2012 10:50 PM

And this was Seymour's mother's house in original "Little Shop Of Horror"

rick m Nov 23, 2012 11:07 PM

This tree once grew within the perimeter wall of the Lewis Bradbury mansion - across No.Hill is the Sarah Bixby house - next to Stevens Apts adjacent to top of Court Flight. The tree probably 4 stories in height- likely just a weed-like ash tree.

BifRayRock Nov 24, 2012 4:16 AM

Hollywood, late '50s. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LpPKAhW9-s

Answers to questions not yet posed?;)

Focus on imagery, with less emphasis on sound and editorial content.

Remember, yield to pedestrians?


Flyingwedge Nov 24, 2012 5:19 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5908595)


Yes, it's outside the LAX Flight Path Museum on Imperial Hwy!

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/.../Plaque2-1.jpghttp://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...aque3small.jpg

- Photos by me

kznyc2k Nov 24, 2012 9:13 AM

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Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 5911350)

The building is still standing, albeit subsumed into a much larger complex:

http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/52/lamarket.jpg

Flyingwedge Nov 24, 2012 9:19 AM

La Dow, Then and Now?
 
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...School1885.jpg

Photograph of a view of students posing in front of the La Dow School in Los Angeles, ca.1885. A large number of young children can be seen lined up along a wooden picket fence in the foreground. Several adults are visible as well, standing behind the group at left. The two-story schoolhouse is in the background. It is a clapboard building with a tall bell tower at center. Two large trees are visible, one of which partially blocks the view of the school.

Photoprint reads: "The La Dow School. District formed in the late 60's. Named in honor of S.W. La Dow who gave the first site for a schoolhouse. Boundaries -- east, Figueroa Street, north Jefferson, south Manchester, west Pacific Ocean. [Wow, just going to school every day was a field trip!] About 1873 acre purchased across street, southeast corner of Vernon and Normandie and two story building erected. Lower part classroom, upper hall for meetings, dances, etc. When two teachers were needed, a room was added about 1884. Also, as pupils increased new districts were formed in the old one to take care of them. In 1906, the district was within territory annexed by Los Angeles and it became a part of the L.A. City School system. In 1908 the old buildings were sold and moved away and a new building erected. This is now the Normandie [...] schools, 4416 S. Normandie Ave. The old school house is now located on Vernon just east of Vermont and looks about the same as this photo shows it. Bell tower removed". [my emphasis]

[Text and picture from USC Digital Library: http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/search...1353738219214]

# # #

With the above italicized text in mind, here's 970 W. Vernon Avenue, just east of Vermont and about a half mile from Vernon and Normandie:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...School2012.jpg
- Photo by me

The LA County Assessor website says 970 W. Vernon was built in 1899/1900, which doesn't match the info with the old picture, but it's listed as a commercial/industrial building, which could be consistent with the reuse of a former school building.

Obviously there are differences between the buildings in the two photos (e.g., the rear half looks bigger now -- enlarged when the bell tower was removed? -- and the windows on the front half are closer to the roof in the old photo). But unless the info for the 1885 photo is wrong, or other similar-looking buildings were built in the area back then (and there's nothing else like it on either side of that block of Vernon), it seems like it would be a coincidence if 970 W. Vernon isn't the former c. 1873 La Dow School.

Los Angeles Past Nov 24, 2012 3:27 PM

Los Angeles landmarks, 1891.

http://losangelespast.blogspot.com/2...landmarks.html

Earl Boebert Nov 24, 2012 4:14 PM

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lr...sduo1_1280.jpg
http://tmblr.co/ZvK8Dx9Yzvpb

"...colder than a ticket taker's smile at the Ivar Theater..." (Tom Waits)

ca. 1980's, when I spent a lot of time exploring LA after business trips to the Honeywell facility in West Covina. In those days the company would let you fly night first class because it was the same fare as day coach, so after the last meeting I'd meander my way to LAX and the Western red-eye to Minneapolis. It left at 1 AM, and the last flight to Vegas left at midnight from the same terminal. Watching that plane board was better than a trip to the zoo. And no, that's not me in the picture :-)

Cheers,

Earl

unihikid Nov 24, 2012 4:41 PM

Bif you're posting some great stuff of labrea,the only building im waiting for is the present 99c store which is across the street from this building going south,when i was growing up it was Bargain Circus,a redish building.I hated going there but my grandmother and parents loved the place,it was very dark inside and for a 8 year old you could get lost very easily with all of the junk in there.It had a huge clown face on the outside and just freaked me out.mind you i like clowns but this place was just creapy.catty cornered was KCOP it was a grey complex.

BifRayRock Nov 24, 2012 4:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Los Angeles Past (Post 5912593)

Nicely done!

http://i699.photobucket.com/albums/v...ing_lapast.jpg

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1940 Santa Monica. Not a greatest day for nude sunbathing?

Looking south from Bicknell Street, beach erosion between Pico Boulevard and Crystal Pier.http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...-EN-40-30?v=hrUSC Digital

BifRayRock Nov 24, 2012 5:14 PM

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Originally Posted by unihikid (Post 5912651)
The only building im waiting for is the present 99c store which is across the street from this building going south,when i was growing up it was Bargain Circus,a redish building.I hated going there but my grandmother and parents loved the place,it was very dark inside and for a 8 year old you could get lost very easily with all of the junk in there.It had a huge clown face on the outside and just freaked me out.mind you i like clowns but this place was just creapy.catty cornered was KCOP it was a grey complex.

I suspect a glimpse of the building to which you are referring is in this picture. I am not certain without doing a little research, but doubt the "Circus" was doing business in the '30s, 40s or even '50s. I vaguely recall part of the business was housed in a quonset hut.
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...PREI93QJNN.jpg

Speaking of quonset huts, they appear to have been popular on La Brea. 107 N La Brea (Source indicates a date of '39, but I suspect the photo is recent and the source guessed that the huts date from '39.) Evidently, quonset huts are derived from a WW1 British design, but did not really take off in the US until WW2.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7055/6...1070692e_z.jpgFLickr Rodger Young village (presently occupied by LA Zoo) > http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=6297

Interestingly, up the street, Chaplin shot a film called the Circus in '26. The production "big tent" can be seen in this aerial. I am not suggesting that the creepy business derived its name from Chaplin's film, but stranger things have probably happened. (I read somewhere that the men's clothing store "Zachary All" got its name because its owner was a fan of the actor Zachary Scott.)
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics08/00013594.jpgLAPL

915 N La Brea - KCOP 1973
http://www.johninmontana.com/califor...angeles-ca.jpghttp://www.johninmontana.com
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8359xMBIFa.../s400/kcop.jpggoogle

http://www.fybush.com/Tower%20Site/020327/kcop.jpggooglehttp://parklabreanewsbeverlypress.co...1/02/KCOP1.gifhttp://parklabreanewsbeverlypress.com/

BifRayRock Nov 24, 2012 6:07 PM

One big Quonset Hut. San Gabriel Valley's own "The Puente Theater" '47-'48

http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/kt838nc79r/hi-res
http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/kt0t1nc3f0/hi-reshttp://content.cdlib.org

http://photos.cinematreasures.org/pr...JPG?1314645858cinema treasures.org

http://www.lapuente.org/LP_pictures/...%20Workman.jpghttp://www.lapuente.org

BifRayRock Nov 24, 2012 6:12 PM

1915 Turnbull Canyon Boulevard
http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/4...canyonroad.jpghttp://img171.imageshack.us/img171/4...canyonroad.jpg

1914 Turnbull Canyon (Wait'in for the Puente Theater to open?)
http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/kt0x0nd1mq/d3e10087http://cdn.calisphere.org

1930 same Turnbull (?)
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...CHS-35586?v=hrUSC Digital

View from Turnbull 1930
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...CHS-35584?v=hrUSC Digital


tovangar2 Nov 24, 2012 6:51 PM

Bargain Circus
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by unihikid (Post 5912651)
...when i was growing up it was Bargain Circus,a redish building.I hated going there but my grandmother and parents loved the place,it was very dark inside and for a 8 year old you could get lost very easily with all of the junk in there.It had a huge clown face on the outside and just freaked me out.mind you i like clowns but this place was just creapy.catty cornered was KCOP it was a grey complex.

Bargain Circus was on La Brea from the late 1950's until at least the end of the 1990's. Can't find a still of it, but it's shown to good effect in the Angelina Jolie/Ryan Phillippe film "Playing by Heart" (1998). It was such a landmark, with its big clown face and vertical red and white stripes, I still get confused where I am on La Brea without it.

P.S.

Here it is:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-P...31822%2BPM.jpg
flickr

...and:

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Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 6145773)
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-A...20514%2BPM.jpg
miramax - Playing by Heart (1998)

...now a 99 cent store.

Bargain Circus was across Willoughby from Moderncraft Laundry, now a vacant lot


Chuckaluck Nov 24, 2012 7:46 PM

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Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 5912762)
Bargain Circus was on La Brea from the late 1950's until at least the end of the 1990's. Can't find a still of it, but it's shown to good effect in the Angelina Jolie/Ryan Phillippe film "Playing by Heart" (1998). It was such a landmark, with its big clown face and vertical red and white stripes, I still get confused where I am on La Brea without it.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OexDuEEKbs...+circus.2.jpeghttp://shirtofflame.blogspot.comhttp://www.loopnet.com/Attachments/9...CF08813D__.jpggoogle



I have a vague recollection of this business from the 1990s. I have no first hand knowledge of the place before that, e.g., the '50s - '80s. The address seems to have been 852 N La Brea, per the 87 -73 directories. Before that, it may have been a different business. However, advertising the telephone number beginning with an exchange "HO" suggests older. Notice Aaron Bros. was located at 900 La Brea (where Moderncraft was) in 1973, before it moved into its present location at was the Bell & Howell building. http://rescarta.lapl.org:8080/ResCar...us&submit=Find

Anyone care to join me at Edna Earle's Fog Cutter 1635 N. La Brea? Please bring an extra ID, in case they card us!

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Edna-Earles-F...z+w~~60_58.JPGhttp://i.ebayimg.com/t/Edna-Earles-F...J9Q~~60_58.JPGebay

Chuckaluck Nov 24, 2012 7:49 PM

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/La-Brea-Tar-P...Fz!~~60_57.JPGebay

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Los-Angeles-C...HFQ~~60_57.JPGebay

tovangar2 Nov 24, 2012 8:36 PM

Bargain Circus
 
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Originally Posted by Chuckaluck (Post 5912821)

I have a vague recollection of this business from the 1990s. I have no first hand knowledge of the place before that, e.g., the '50s - '80s. The address seems to have been 852 N La Brea, per the 87 -73 directories. Before that, it may have been a different business. However, advertising the telephone number beginning with an exchange "HO" suggests older.

"Bargain Circus was founded in a different Hollywood location as a discount furniture repair shop. When it rained, owner Lee Dolf would erect a circus tent. A name was born. The store moved to its present location (once the site of a supply outlet for Charlie Chaplin's studios) in the late '50s and metamorphosed into an all-purpose knickknack shop."
LAT, 6-1-97
http://articles.latimes.com/1997-06-..._cheap-guitars

westcork Nov 24, 2012 8:39 PM

More Quonset-hut-esque for you all

Just one man's idea. Stiles Clements sketch for proposed Sports Arena, ca. 1954
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...BUI-631~1?v=hr
USC

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...BUI-628~1?v=hr
USC

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...BUI-633~1?v=hr
USC


Sports Arena nearer. Stiles Clements sketch for proposed Los Angeles Sports Arena, 1956
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...BUI-638~1?v=hr
USC

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...BUI-638~2?v=hr
USC


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