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HossC Aug 11, 2016 8:16 PM

Today's Julius Shulman post is "Job 2315: American Greetings Corp., 1956".

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

Here's the other end of the building.

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

A close-up of the entrance.

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

A view from the office next to the entrance.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4.jpg~original

The final shot shows the warehouse.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...5.jpg~original

All from Getty Research Institute

There's a big clue to the location in the second picture. The sign on the left reads "7025 ...LAUSON AVE". With that information, I found this LAPL image. There are five others from different angles. NB. I've enlarged it slightly.

"Aerial view of American Greeting Corporation, located on the north side of Slauson Avenue (diagonally from left corner to middle right), and east of Garfield (not visible), in the city of Commerce. View is looking east, with Commerce in the far background. Photograph dated March 20, 1956."

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...6.jpg~original
LAPL

Today you'll find the Structural Materials Co at 7025 E Slauson Ave, Commerce. The building has lost its louvres on the windows, and gained some stone at the base of the brickwork, but the rest looks pretty original. I was going to joke about the wheelchair parking giving great access to the steps, but then I took a step back and spotted a small wheelchair elevator next to the stairs on the right.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...7.jpg~original
GSV

ethereal_reality Aug 11, 2016 8:26 PM

Here's today's 'mystery' location from the series of 12 sepia photographs.

Building #5 [1925]

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/06K6CG.jpg
eBay

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HossC Aug 11, 2016 9:24 PM

:previous:

It looks like Allied Industries Inc started out at 340 Azusa Street. By 1925 they were at 1256 Factory Place. It's a parking lot today, so I don't know if that's where the building above was located. The 1930 CD shows that the company moved again, this time to 451-455 S Hewitt Street. There's an interesting comparison of the new Deco cafe at that address and the plain building that was there in 2007 in e_r's post #28830.

ethereal_reality Aug 12, 2016 2:17 AM

:previous: Thanks for finding the Allied Industries location Hoss.
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Today's photograph from the sepia series isn't a 'mystery' location, as the address is clearly displayed on the building.


Building #6 [1925]

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

MANDELL EGG COMPANY, 525 Crocker Street Los Angeles




The building still stands!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/enOD3l.jpg
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ethereal_reality Aug 12, 2016 2:40 AM

But here is a 'mystery' location folks.



"1937 Commercial Advertising Photo 8X10 Sperry Flour Co LOS ANGELES California"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/Y7qWRL.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1937-Commerc...0AAOSwM4xXXyy4


I found the home address of various Sperry Flour Co. employees, but not the actual address of the company.

I know it's there, but geez.............I got tired of looking for it.


on the reverse
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...924/abGIlI.jpg

New Pictures Ltd. 619 North Windsor Boulevard, GLadstone 3512 Los Angeles Cal.

ethereal_reality Aug 12, 2016 2:45 AM

Here's another photograph from the same advertising portfolio.

"1937 Commercial Advertising Photo 8X10 Long Beach Taxi Co LOS ANGELES California"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/esOKJB.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1937-Commerc...oAAOSwnNBXXyrY

But there's no mention of the name of the taxi company, so I guess this is somewhat of a mystery photograph as well.


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MartinTurnbull Aug 12, 2016 4:51 AM

Margaret Shop for "correct wear"
 
Advertisement from 1927 for Margaret Shop, 7044 Hollywood Blvd
Their motto - "Correct wear for Women" - begs the eternal question: Where did women shop for INcorrect wear before Frederick's of Hollywood came along...???

http://www.martinturnbull.com/wp-con...ertisement.png

JeffDiego Aug 12, 2016 6:05 AM

Peggy O'Neill Suicide
 
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/w6PEZa.jpg
eBay www.ebay.com/itm/fy981-photo/SONG OF THE OPEN ROAD

Peggy O'Neill on right, in plaid, with Jackie Moran and Jane Powell in "Song of the Open Road" (1944)

Pretty 1940's starlet Peggy O'Neill was found dead by suicide in her boyfriend's apartment at 1014 North Doheny Drive on April 13, 1945. She was 21, from San Francisco, and praised by columnists Louella Parsons and Sheilah Graham. She was featured in the 1944 Jane Powell musical "Song of the Open Road," about a crowd of teenagers who harvest oranges in Southern California to help the war effort, and her latest role had been as a cigarette girl in "The Hoodlum Saint" with Esther Williams at MGM. Peggy's agent, Al Orsatti, said she was to have signed a long-term contract with Paramount on the day she was found dead.
Peggy had been having an "on and off" affair with screenwriter Albert Mannheimer for two years, but in January 1945 she had married Ensign Lloyd L. Culver. By April, she had resumed her affair with Mannheimer (he was later nominated for an Oscar for "Born Yesterday" in 1950/51) and was living with her mother in a fashionable apartment building at 410 North Rossmore Avenue, between Beverly and Rosewood. On April 12, Peggy arrived late for dinner at Mannheimer's apartment, accompanied by actor Eddie Hall. A "violent quarrel" ensued and Mannheimer left alone for the theatre. He returned shortly after midnight to find the dinner table set and Peggy lying on the floor dead from an overdose of sleeping pills.
Information about Peggy's life can be found at the ever-fascinating "Glamour Girls of the Silver Screen" site. One confusing detail there is that Mannheimer's address is listed as 1014/1015 Doheny Drive. 1014 Doheny, between Phyllis Avenue and Sunset Blvd., now called "Regency House," is directly across the street from 1015 Doheny. Regency House looks to be a building from the late 1930's, while 1015 Doheny appears to be a building from the 1920's, although it has been severely remodeled.
Actor Eddie Hall was a Hollywood curiosity. He has around 170 film credits between 1937 and 1947, nearly all of them uncredited. Typical descriptions of his appearances include "mechanic walking across used-car lot," in "Detour" (1945), "Customer eating at lunch counter" in "And Now Tomorrow," (1944), and "Soldier picking up suitcase in bus station" in "The Blue Dahlia," (1946). He became a car salesman after leaving films in 1947. Hall died at age 51 in 1963 in Granada Hills, leaving a 5-year old son who years later carefully archived his father's fleeting cameos for the Internet Movie Database. Hall's career is described in "The Unsung Joe," a website devoted to obscure bit players and extras. Take a look here:
http://morethanyouneededtoknow.typep...ie-hall-1.html


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/1NUmQM.jpg

Actor Eddie Hall, 1940's[/URL] www.imdb.com/eddiehall/nm0355538

1014 N. Doheny Drive
https://www.google.com/maps/place/10...305400!6m1!1e1
Google Street View
1015 N.Doheny Drive
https://www.google.com/maps/place/10...305400!6m1!1e1
410 N. Rossmore, Hollywood
https://www.google.com/maps/place/41...0daf58!6m1!1e1

ethereal_reality Aug 12, 2016 7:08 PM

:previous: Excellent post JeffDiego....very interesting.

Peggy O'Neill was interred in the main mausoleum at Calvary Cemetary at 4201 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/xOIxg0.jpg
http://www.mikesclark.com/genealogy/graves.html





....although the name on her crypt is Barbara J. O'Neill

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...923/2CFE9s.jpg
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg...e=gr&GRid=8999


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...923/k2JXiK.jpg
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg...e=gr&GRid=8999
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JD, I visited that Eddie Hall link & this quote from his son, who was only 5 years old when he died, is just too sad for words.

“I have only a vague memory of sitting in my dad’s lap in the kitchen, looking out of the window at something."

I don't know why this touched me so. I wish he could go back in time, and sit with his father again.


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HossC Aug 12, 2016 7:25 PM

I don't think we've seen this I Magnin store in Pasadena before. Julius Shulman captured it in 1949. This is "Job 550: I. Magnin & Co. (Pasadena, Calif.), 1949".

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

A view of the side.

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

The set contains two close-ups of the entrance - this one from the right, and a similar one from the left. I've omitted the other one.

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

All from Getty Research Institute

The store was at 475 S Lake Avenue. All the GSV images show the building as Borders, but that appears to have closed in 2011. If you check out the October 2014 view, you'll see it as Halloween City - I'm guessing that was quite short-lived.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4.jpg~original
GSV

ethereal_reality Aug 12, 2016 7:36 PM

I. Magnin stores are often very stark, but this one is downright plain looking.


Here's another view Hoss.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/lb6qO1.jpg
http://masekconsulting.net/news/hist...rom-the-start/

The awnings over the windows are the same ones in the Hoss's Borders photograph. (they're missing in the 1949 Shulman photos)


Hard to imagine going from an I. Magnin to "Halloween City".

HossC Aug 12, 2016 8:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7528623)

But here is a 'mystery' location folks.

"1937 Commercial Advertising Photo 8X10 Sperry Flour Co LOS ANGELES California"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/Y7qWRL.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1937-Commerc...0AAOSwM4xXXyy4

I found the home address of various Sperry Flour Co. employees, but not the actual address of the company.

I know it's there, but geez.............I got tired of looking for it.

The 1938 CD lists the Sperry Flour Co at 4309 Fruitland Avenue. Here's the building a few years ago, before there were trees blocking it. It still looks the same today - you just can't see it so well. It appears to belong to General Mills.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...erryFlour1.jpg
GSV

This is the Maywood Avenue side. Could this be where the 1937 picture was taken?

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...erryFlour2.jpg
GSV

Martin Pal Aug 12, 2016 8:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JeffDiego (Post 7528752)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/w6PEZa.jpg
eBay www.ebay.com/itm/fy981-photo/SONG OF THE OPEN ROAD

Peggy O'Neill on right, in plaid, with Jackie Moran and Jane Powell in "Song of the Open Road" (1944)
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Until I took a much closer look at this picture, I thought Jackie Moran was wearing earrings and a necklace.



Quote:

Originally Posted by JeffDiego (Post 7528752)
"The Unsung Joe," a website devoted to obscure bit players and extras. Take a look here:
http://morethanyouneededtoknow.typep...ie-hall-1.html
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Do you know if there's a way, that I didn't find, to search a name on that website? Otherwise, you have to do a lot of searching.

HossC Aug 12, 2016 8:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7528628)

Here's another photograph from the same advertising portfolio.

"1937 Commercial Advertising Photo 8X10 Long Beach Taxi Co LOS ANGELES California"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/esOKJB.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1937-Commerc...oAAOSwnNBXXyrY

But there's no mention of the name of the taxi company, so I guess this is somewhat of a mystery photograph as well.

The 1937 and 1938 Long Beach CDs only list three taxicab services:
BLACK & WHITE CAB CO, 405 W Ocean Blvd, Tel 672-74
DIME 'N CABS INC, 555 Atlantic Av, Tel 698-61
YELLOW CAB CO, 40S W Ocean Blvd, Tel 612-11
If it's one of these, based on the color scheme, I'd go for the Black & White Cab Company. It's a shame there's no phone number visible.

HossC Aug 12, 2016 9:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JeffDiego (Post 7528752)

Hall's career is described in "The Unsung Joe," a website devoted to obscure bit players and extras. Take a look here:
http://morethanyouneededtoknow.typep...ie-hall-1.html

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7529337)

Do you know if there's a way, that I didn't find, to search a name on that website? Otherwise, you have to do a lot of searching.

I couldn't see a search option either, but I don't think the site is that big. If all other search options fail, like with NLA, you can always use Google's site search. Say you wanted to find all references to The Blue Dahlia, you could use a search like this:
site:morethanyouneededtoknow.typepad.com/the_unsung_joe "blue dahlia"

ethereal_reality Aug 12, 2016 9:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7529296)

The 1938 CD lists the Sperry Flour Co at 4309 Fruitland Avenue.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...erryFlour1.jpg
GSV

Believe it or not, I've noticed this building before while snooping around the in the google-mobile, but never knew it's history.



Here's the same building back in 1931.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/OBt41k.jpg
https://calisphere.org/item/7410584d...42d9c857b7f95/

This gives you an idea how the building looked before the tall thin windows on the front were covered over

& replaced by the architecturally inappropriate square windows you see in Hoss's street view.

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ethereal_reality Aug 12, 2016 11:53 PM

Excellent post on Judson C. Rives' 1130 Westchester Place Flyingwedge.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/Ub0e85.jpg
Hathitrust.org / The Architect and Engineer of California [January 1918]




I was pleasantly surprised to see the garage peeking through the trees in the Bing view.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...921/bziJeH.jpg
Bing / posted by FW

I knew the home had survived, but I wasn't sure about the garage.

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CityBoyDoug Aug 12, 2016 11:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7529413)
Believe it or not, I've noticed this building before while snooping around the in the google-mobile, but never knew it's history.



Here's the same building back in 1931.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/OBt41k.jpg
https://calisphere.org/item/7410584d...42d9c857b7f95/

This gives you an idea how the building looked before the tall thin windows on the front were covered over

& replaced by the architecturally inappropriate square windows you see in Hoss's street view.

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ER....the original window design was pleasant. The new small windows give it that prison-look.

Evidently Sperry was a big deal in Los Angeles until bought out by General Mills.

Note ''Los Angeles" on the sign.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...pscxfjiird.jpg
CD file

JeffDiego Aug 13, 2016 12:37 AM

Unsung Joe
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7529386)
I couldn't see a search option either, but I don't think the site is that big. If all other search options fail, like with NLA, you can always use Google's site search. Say you wanted to find all references to The Blue Dahlia, you could use a search like this:
site:morethanyouneededtoknow.typepad.com/the_unsung_joe "blue dahlia"


Good suggestions, Hoss. I don't believe the author of "Unsung Joe" has posted new material for several years...he has more recently offered a site devoted to petty criminals of yesteryear in a small Pennsylvania town. A link can be found at "Unsung Joe."
What you find in the archives at Unsung Joe seems to be all that's available there - but still it is amazing how he found so much material on ultra-obscure people of old Hollywood - even "hand models!" "Glamour Girls of the Silver Screen" is mind-boggling ; the author has clearly devoted his life to searching through thousands of old movie magazines and newspaper clippings to find carloads of details about long-forgotten starlets. (I have a pretty bizarre story on one of them coming up).

Martin, care to share what bit player you are interested in? Maybe you're keeping it under wraps while planning a posting.

And Ethereal, that item about Eddie Hall's son is indeed very sad. I lost my father at 9, but remember him well. A 5-year old would remember very little, but imagine being able to troll through hundreds of old movies and actually catch glimpses of your barely-recalled parent when they were young.

ethereal_reality Aug 13, 2016 4:15 AM

Here is today's 'mystery' location from the series of 12 sepia photographs.


Building #7 [1925]

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

One of the first things I noticed was how extremely loooooooooooooong this building is.
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for search purposes: International Motor Trucks, Los Angeles.


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