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HossC Jul 28, 2016 4:21 PM

I'm glad quickstop identified the mystery building in Santa Monica, because it means that I can end my search of CC Pierce Collection photos at USC - I was hoping to find a larger version. Along the way, I found this image which I think is new to NLA. We've seen later buildings belonging to the Title Guarantee and Trust Company Building, but not this one at 201 New High Street on the corner of Franklin Street. The image is dated 1900.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original
USC Digital Library

Here's the Title Guarantee and Trust Company Building on the 1910 Baist map - I've arrowed the rough direction that the camera was looking. Due to its proximity to the Courthouse and Hall of Records, I'm sure it's appeared in the background of other pictures on NLA. Did you notice the Court Street steps (pre-dating Court Flight) on the far left of the picture above?

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original
www.historicmapworks.com

odinthor Jul 28, 2016 6:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7515289)
I'm glad quickstop identified the mystery building in Santa Monica, because it means that I can end my search of CC Pierce Collection photos at USC - I was hoping to find a larger version. Along the way, I found this image which I think is new to NLA. We've seen later buildings belonging to the Title Guarantee and Trust Company Building, but not this one at 201 New High Street on the corner of Franklin Street. The image is dated 1900.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original
USC Digital Library

Thanks HossC--this is a good big version of an image I have in small form (a piece of a postcard, if memory serves) at http://web.csulb.edu/~odinthor/socal5.html along with another small 'un of the building and its neighbors. Poor little New High St., ignored, dismembered, and practically extinct, has always been kind of a pet of mine, so I always like seeing more of its buildings (or bigger pix of them)...

HossC Jul 28, 2016 7:33 PM

This is another Julius Shulman job with the address in the title, although a note in the description gives the photography credit to Carlos von Frankenberg. It's "Job 6018: 1350 Belfast Drive House (West Hollywood, Calif.), 1981".

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original

Getty Research Institute

It looks like balconies have replaced the old covered areas at the back of the house.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original
Bing Maps

Here's the house from the front.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...3.jpg~original
GSV

I don't know how many people do this, but the columns from the house are duplicated on the mailbox :).

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...fastDrive4.jpg
GSV

Martin Pal Jul 28, 2016 7:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7514704)
:previous: Is the Dorothy Chandler still somewhat tacky inside, or has it been remodeled?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/WhKWC9.jpg
https://musiccenterblog.com/tag/the-...dler-pavilion/

Did it really have green carpeting on the mezzanine level? (it calls to mind a putting green)


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/kTXIPY.jpg
http://losangelestheatres.blogspot.c...y-1964-at.html

love those gowns ;)
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Take a look at this youtube clip below from the opening of the 1969 Academy awards held on Monday, April 14, 1969, the first time they were held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

First there's an outside long shot of the Pavilion with two characters from the film Oliver! Then there's a shot of Gregory Peck walking along the outside of the entrance, then he walks through the empty lobby area. The circular design areas are not at all as pronounced as you see on the above postcards and that carpeting looks as green as the mezzanine carpet mentioned. Then he walks down the staircase seen in the background of the bottom card.

Video Link



Not the most informative, but here's a couple of shots of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion portrayed as the lobby of the Rome Hilton in the "Souvenir" episode of Mad Men.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_FW86_jO7k_...e%2B8%2BP4.jpg

The staircase:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2583/...cd231899bc.jpg


Outside, a made up cafe area by the fountain. (Note the vespa.)
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6...108f970c-800wi

Flyingwedge Jul 28, 2016 11:28 PM

Thank you quickstop for IDing the building at 7th and Wilshire in Santa Monica, and thank you e_r for the extra pics!


Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7515289)
We've seen later buildings belonging to the Title Guarantee and Trust Company Building, but not this one at 201 New High Street on the corner of Franklin Street. The image is dated 1900.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original
USC Digital Library

Did you notice the Court Street steps (pre-dating Court Flight) on the far left of the picture above?

That's a great photo of 201 New High Street, Hoss. But I think that little pavilion or whatever on the hill at far left
is part of Court Flight.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6076843)

Quote:

Originally Posted by SoCal1954 (Post 6077253)


In the photo below, from Los Angeles of Today Architecturally (Morgan and Walls, 1896), 201 New High St. is identified as the Abstract Building.
It also has two fewer stories than it does in your photo.

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...a.jpg~original
LAPL - Flyingwedge photo

ethereal_reality Jul 29, 2016 12:16 AM

:previous: Wow, that's the same building!? Good eye FW.............and yes, great pic Hoss



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/J2c5Uh.jpg
detail

I'm trying to figure out what this is by the front entrance.

....and what's with the large plaque on the opposite side of the door?


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CityBoyDoug Jul 29, 2016 12:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7515556)
This is another Julius Shulman job with the address in the title, although a note in the description gives the photography credit to Carlos von Frankenberg. It's "Job 6018: 1350 Belfast Drive House (West Hollywood, Calif.), 1981".

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original

Getty Research Institute

It looks like balconies have replaced the old covered areas at the back of the house.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original
Bing Maps

Here's the house from the front.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...3.jpg~original
GSV

I

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This house belongs to exercise guru Richard Simmons, who, like many of us, was once young..


Born: Milton Teagle Simmons
July 12, 1948 (age 68) [20016]
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.


Its hard to pick a photo of this man but the one at the left seems to be Richard in his prime. Right photo: June 9, 2013,
Because he currently lives in seclusion, there are few if any recent photos of him.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...pskvyxqbnp.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps4jjeerwa.jpg
usmagazine - photos

ethereal_reality Jul 29, 2016 12:50 AM

Martin_Pal, thanks for the video link of the 1969 Academy Awards at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

It really brought back memories when the camera scanned the audience. (I was 9 years old at the time)



...first shown was Loretta Young.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...923/YrQwMq.jpg
youtube



Dorothy Lamour

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...922/6Tz7qr.jpg
youtube



Jane Wyman (wearing the same wig she wore on Falcon Crest in the 1980s)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...922/ROsU1J.jpg
youtube





Jane Crawford

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...922/sMLYDw.jpg
youtube





Patricia Neal (dressed like my mom ;))

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...924/2RXbmN.jpg
youtube
*I initially thought this was Anne Bancroft / corrected




& Barbara Streisand (who would go on and win best actress that night for 'Funny Girl')

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...921/jXk7he.jpg
youtube






How many of you remember that pant-suit she wore?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/0X0SLh.jpg
https://de.pinterest.com/pin/334603447296098373/






It was hard to forget (here's the view from the back)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/Zbd2RE.jpg
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/376683956307597186/

If I remember correctly, it was a Bob Mackie.


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ethereal_reality Jul 29, 2016 1:17 AM

Last night I found a series of slides dated 1966.

Several show the Dorothy Chandler pavilion.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/Op9nM7.jpg
eBay





http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/BcXeYT.jpg
ebay




http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/nNwdzv.jpg
eBay




the Water and Power building.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/6cuXBB.jpg
eBay






http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/Vi4eLe.jpg
eBay






Field Trip!!!!!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/4QsjGc.jpg
eBay

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Also included in this group is a look at an outdoor exhibit. (I'm pretty sure this is the Los Angeles County Museum of Art)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/pOCWnV.jpg
eBay

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ethereal_reality Jul 29, 2016 2:07 AM

'mystery' location


Does anyone recognize this street corner with its turquoise Citizens National Bank?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/2F1JXs.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Duplicate-Sl...YAAOSwbsBXlEGz

There's a street sign, but once again, much too small to read.
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Blaster Jul 29, 2016 2:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7515937)
Martin_Pal, thanks for the video link of the 1969 Academy Awards at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

It really brought back memories when the camera scanned the audience. (I was 9 years old at the time)








Anne Bancroft (dressed like my mom ;))

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...924/2RXbmN.jpg
youtube

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Actually that's Patricia Neal with husband Roald Dahl.

HenryHuntington Jul 29, 2016 4:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7516006)
'mystery' location


Does anyone recognize this street corner with its turquoise Citizens National Bank?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/2F1JXs.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Duplicate-Sl...YAAOSwbsBXlEGz

There's a street sign, but once again, much too small to read.
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I believe the building in question is at 4117 W. Pico Blvd. (NE corner of Bronson Ave.). The 1956 L.A. City Directory shows a Citizens National Bank branch at this address, and Google street view shows that the structure remains standing albeit remodeled almost beyond recognition.

HossC Jul 29, 2016 8:47 AM

:previous:

Here's an earlier picture of the Citizens National Bank at 4117 West Pico Boulevard which I posted in part 2 of my round-up of branches. I've also included a more recent shot.

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6532554)

This is the Pico-Bronson branch at 4117 West Pico, seen here in 1927. According to the sign on the front, it was also known as the F.M Teter Building (which the 1927 CD lists as 1272 S Bronson Avenue). Who was F.M Teter? I could only find a couple of contemporary references to Mr and Mrs F.M Teter of Alhambra in copies of 'The Catalina Islander'.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original
USC Digital Library

The building is still there and survives as a church, although all of its charm has gone.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original
GSV


GaylordWilshire Jul 29, 2016 1:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7515937)
Martin_Pal, thanks for the video link of the 1969 Academy Awards at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

It really brought back memories when the camera scanned the audience. (I was 9 years old at the time)

...first shown was Loretta Young.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...923/YrQwMq.jpg
youtube


Jane Crawford

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...922/sMLYDw.jpg
youtube


Loretta looks great-- I think she'd have approved of this picture. As for 'Jane'-- she might have come after you with an axe for misidentifying her...

GaylordWilshire Jul 29, 2016 1:33 PM

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8...9%2BAM.bmp.jpghttps://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-a...7%2BAM.bmp.jpghttps://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-u...2%2BAM.bmp.jpg


While looking into the history of 527 South Lucerne Boulevard, I came acrossd some good noir in the guise of a platinum blonde. Murder doesn't seem to have been involved, but the family of J. Parker Read was an interesting one. I'm wondering if any NLAer's have any insight into him--he was an associate of Thomas Ince (he produced the 1920 film Sex starring vamp Louise Glaum); he divorced his wife and in 1921 married a Ruth Piper, recently divorced herself, with two children. It's not easy to parse, but it seems her daughter (born Alyce Piper) may have been rechristened after her mother and promoted by her publicist stepfather in hopes of a movie career. Ruth Piper II appears to have been more interested in men and nightclubs--no long studio hours for her, not that anyone was hiring her-- Anyway, she had many marriages-- Hollingsworth, Foran, Chatfield, perhaps Pardo, Humphreys, at least-- Parker and Ruth Read appear to have divorced by the end of the 30s, each remarrying. Like his associate Ince, he seems to have fallen on hard times. He was in NYC doing film publicity; soon after, back in SoCal, working for the Coca-Cola Bottling Co, apparently at the Central Avenue building. He died in 1942. Lots of tangles here--perhaps all of the above is mangled. The origins and fate Ruth Piper Hollingsworth Foran etc etc in particular intrigue me. Anyone know anything?

ethereal_reality Jul 29, 2016 1:34 PM

Blaster wrote
"Actually that's Patricia Neal with husband Roald Dahl."


GW wrote
"Loretta looks great-- I think she'd have approved of this picture. As for 'Jane'-- she might have come after you with an axe for misidentifying her...
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lol. What can I say....it was late when I compiled that list. ;)


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HossC Jul 29, 2016 2:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 7515838)

That's a great photo of 201 New High Street, Hoss. But I think that little pavilion or whatever on the hill at far left is part of Court Flight.

I was going by the date of the photograph, but I can't disagree with your observation about the pavilion, FW :).


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Here's another picture I found while looking through the CC Pierce Collection yesterday. The title is "Steam-shovel removing old sidewalk on Temple Street". It's undated.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...rPlumbing1.jpg
USC Digital Library

I couldn't find the name "Miller Plumbing Co" in the CDs, but I did find a plumbing company run by Louis Miller at various addresses on Temple Street. After visiting the area with the Googlemobile, I discounted 1122 and 1151 Temple, and decided that 1201 Temple was the most likely address. It was home to the company in the '30s and into the '40s. The online building records don't seem to have a new construction permit for 1201 Temple until 1976, and that's not available to view. They do, however, have a few alteration permits from 1931 and 1932 in Louis Miller's name. There's also no demo permit. This is the building currently at 1201 Temple Street.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...rPlumbing2.jpg
GSV

ethereal_reality Jul 29, 2016 2:26 PM

:previous:It's nice to see the building has retained it's character despite the filled-in windows and loss of some ornament along the roof line.

but that 'after' of the F.M Teter Bldg. is very disheartening.

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oldstuff Jul 29, 2016 3:05 PM

re: the picture of the steam shovel on Temple Street. I think it is more likely that the picture was taken at Temple and Edgeware, rather than at Boylston. This is because there are streetcar tracks curving around on the side street and there were tracks on Edgeware that went up the hill to the Angelino Heights community, but no tracks on Boylston.

ethereal_reality Jul 29, 2016 4:49 PM

I found this intriguing 'mystery' photograph the other night on eBay.



"Los Angeles Non-Denominational First Radio Church Historic Press Photo"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/aENt8r.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/LA6-1920s-Lo...oAAOSwqBJXVKQk


The writing on the back lists..."L.A., Historcial, Churches, Misc., First Radio Church" (in that order),

and written on a post-it attached to the back...."KHJ = 1922, Sister Aimee 1924"
________________________

Do any of you noirishers recognize this building, or the location of the photograph?

I'm a bit stumped.

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on the reverse
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...924/bfFx7b.jpghttp://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...922/Vkl6am.jpg





Here's one last look, enlarged a bit.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/hqoVzU.jpg

I just notice there's a sign with writing:previous: over the front porch.



Okay, lets try looking at it extra-LARGE

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/EwYaU0.jpg

Can anyone decipher it?

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