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Joe Gillis Jul 27, 2017 6:49 AM

Didn't Anthony Quinns son drown in a pool? WC Fields's if I remember correctly

BillinGlendaleCA Jul 27, 2017 8:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by マイルズ (Post 7874938)
Hey guys,

I'm not sure if it has been mentioned before, but UCSB released an amazing tool for aerial photography. There are hundreds (thousands?) of images of Los Angeles from 1927 onwards. Check it out!

http://mil.library.ucsb.edu/ap_indexes/FrameFinder/

Thanks, that link is going to be an incredible time sink.:)

GaylordWilshire Jul 27, 2017 12:41 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7876968)
Here's a look at the USC chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity in 1921.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/Q42c73.jpg
ebay


The frats moved around a lot back then-- Sigma Chi appears to have been at 2719 Ellendale ca 1921...gone now.


A little noir (presumably the "P" in "Phi" is a misprint):

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/VJ...A=w543-h402-no
LAT Oct 21, 1919

JimCraig Jul 27, 2017 1:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7876968)
Here's a look at the USC chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity in 1921.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/Q42c73.jpg
ebay



here's what's written on the back.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/d9htL2.jpg




below: Sigma Chi house today. :(

907 W. 28th St
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/as0a8o.jpg


I'm still looking for the address of the ivy covered house in the 1921 photograph.

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disclosure: I was a member of Sigma Chi. (not that anyone cares ;))

Were you the Sweetheart of Sigma Chi???

ethereal_reality Jul 27, 2017 4:01 PM

Yes, I was. [bats eyelashes]


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/Yj8jMl.jpg
www.alamy.com




I'm the one with the striped bobby socks.

Video Link

ethereal_reality Jul 27, 2017 4:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7877205)
The frats moved around a lot back then-- Sigma Chi appears to have been at 2719 Ellendale ca 1921...gone now.

Thanks GW.

-using the address you provided I found this
1919
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...922/uJAMcH.jpg

page 2
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...923/obh2Kx.jpg

https://books.google.com/books?id=nQ...lendale&f=true

Flyingwedge Jul 27, 2017 4:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe Gillis (Post 7877129)
Didn't Anthony Quinns son drown in a pool? WC Fields's if I remember correctly

Thanks, I'd forgotten about that. I think it was a decorative pond rather than a swimming pool, but I could be wrong.

ethereal_reality Jul 27, 2017 4:33 PM

Have we seen this building on NLA? (I imagine we have, but I couldn't find any past posts)

"Zetar building, West Adams Blvd. and Cloverdale Ave. Los Angeles, 1955"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/1iLoMt.jpg
old file



and today
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/xQ1lcX.jpg
gsv



or the Variety Theater?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/e70iHN.jpg
detail



present day
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/GJJhgY.jpg
gsv

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ethereal_reality Jul 27, 2017 4:53 PM

Tarrytown Theater (aka 'Palace of Pictures') 800 seats

Address: 313 Walk of a Thousand Lights (The Pike), Long Beach Cal.

1907
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/0do0RC.jpg
http://www.cla.csulb.edu/departments...ach/tarrytown/



The Tarrytown was an open-air theater. (mid-day performance shown below)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/vMq3B9.jpg
http://www.cla.csulb.edu/departments...ach/tarrytown/



It appears no one knows where (exactly) it was located. [hence the question marks the Long Beach Historical Society placed on this pc]

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/6JwiU8.jpg
http://www.cla.csulb.edu/departments...ach/tarrytown/

HossC Jul 27, 2017 5:08 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7877458)

Have we seen this building on NLA? (I imagine we have, but I couldn't find any past posts)

"Zetar building, West Adams Blvd. and Cloverdale Ave. Los Angeles, 1955"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/1iLoMt.jpg
old file

I posted the following as part of a reply to a post by Noircitydame. NCD posted a 1950 advert for Citizens Bank (sadly now missing due to the Photobucket debacle) which contained thumbnail pictures of their branches.

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6538433)

It's difficult to see much detail in the West Adams & Cloverdale picture, but the box on the roof made me think that the current building was the old bank. I found an undated Time Out review which named the current business as Café Club Fais Do-Do, and contained a link to their website. The "About" page of the website includes the following quote:

"Originally a branch office of the First Citizens Savings Bank and Trust, the architecturally historic landmark that now houses Fais Do Do was constructed in 1930 at the height of the Art Deco period in Los Angeles. As Los Angeles spread west, eastern industrialists, silent filmmakers, and other early hipsters took over the tiny Mid-City area which soon became known as the Sugar Hill District.

Later in the 60's, the bank was converted into a neighborhood bar and underground club frequented by such legendary musicians as Sam Cooke, Billy Preston, and John Coltrane."


So now we know!

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


ethereal_reality Jul 27, 2017 5:10 PM

:previous: Thanks Hoss. I thought it looked familiar.



"Our home on Westlake Ave. L.A."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/psiCQk.jpg
ebay

seller's description: Vintage Photograph 1927-32 House 514 Westlake Ave. Los Angeles CA


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/lirzkO.jpg
google_aerial

I can't be sure if it's one of the houses shown above (they're certainly from the right time period),

but there's no definite match.

HossC Jul 27, 2017 6:23 PM

:previous:

Comparing the 1921 Baist map with the views at Historic Aerials, I think that 514 N Westlake Avenue now lies roughly under the middle of the freeway.

ethereal_reality Jul 27, 2017 6:54 PM

:sad: :(

It was a sweet little home.

HossC Jul 27, 2017 9:10 PM

Today's Julius Shulman subject is from two years before yesterday's Vitaminerals building. It's "Job 42: Sidney Eisenshtat, Capitol Brush Co., 1947". I've just picked a selection of the 20 images in the set.

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

This is just inside the entrance.

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

Through the opening, a selection of their products.

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

This office, complete with floral curtains, looks quite basic.

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

Here's the boardroom.

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

I'll finish with this view of the warehouse.

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

All from Getty Research Institute

The building is still standing at 1646 S Vermont Avenue, and just about recognizable, despite some really ugly modifications.

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

odinthor Jul 27, 2017 10:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7877804)
Today's Julius Shulman subject is from two years before yesterday's Vitaminerals building. It's "Job 42: Sidney Eisenshtat, Capitol Brush Co., 1947". I've just picked a selection of the 20 images in the set.

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

[...]

The building is still standing at 1646 S Vermont Avenue, and just about recognizable, despite some really ugly modifications.

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

A handsome building gone bad.

I pretty much think it's criminal to paint brick (even if it is a paint company). And to paint it mustard yellow! [faints]

Slauson Slim Jul 27, 2017 11:59 PM

Are you a turtle?

ethereal_reality Jul 28, 2017 2:16 AM

Why a turtle? :shrug:



Two never-before-seen photographs found in a family photo album. [c.1902]

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/YI5Gij.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Two-1902-Pho...3D122617544242




http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/xUzUmP.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Two-1902-Pho...3D122617544242

jwtca Jul 28, 2017 2:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gsjansen (Post 5215140)
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

Sorry I'm late to the party, but if anyone is interested a few years ago the Southern Pacific Historical and Technical Society published a great article on the SP operations on the West Side. Back issues are still available through their web site https://sphts.myshopify.com/collecti...line-issue-096

Flyingwedge Jul 28, 2017 2:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7878048)

Two never-before-seen photographs found in a family photo album. [c.1902]

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/YI5Gij.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Two-1902-Pho...3D122617544242

The Hotel Ramona was on the SW corner of 3rd and Spring, so I think this photo looks north on Spring from about 4th.

CityBoyDoug Jul 28, 2017 5:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tikiman (Post 7875965)
All Photobucket content has been removed from NLA

PhotoBucket made a decision to effectively eliminate all the limited free accounts. In the process they managed to say its all the customers fault because we're being scofflaws and bad people.

If you want to keep your so-called free account with any linking, you have to pay PB $400 per year or get lost.

[Note that they changed their website after they made that decision. Very sneaky.]


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