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tovangar2 Sep 19, 2015 5:49 PM

Shangri Lodge
 
The pun of the day is the:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-i...5%252520AM.jpg
roadsidenut

Mines and Rosemead, Pico Rivera:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-x...0%252520PM.jpg
gsv

The antenna-topped sign is reminiscent of the one at the Sunset Pacific, Sunset and Bates:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 6999143)


HossC Sep 19, 2015 6:47 PM

A couple of things annoy me about this Bank of America, but more of that below. This branch was at the corner of W Pico Boulevard and La Cienega Boulevard. Next to it was the Lido Theatre. This is "Job 967: Raymond Shaw, Bank of America (Los Angeles, Calif.),1951" (Raymond Shaw was the architect - it's still a Julius Shulman photoset).

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

Here's a longer shot from south of Pico. On the left is Atlas Real Estate and Tom's Liquor Store.

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

In case you can't read the name on the lovely building on the right, it says "Big Town Market". The 1956 CD has separate phone numbers for more than half a dozen different departments.

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

All from Getty Research Institute

Here are the things that annoy me. Firstly, although it's still a Bank of America, the building has had a rather ugly makeover, as can be seen in the image below. Secondly, according to cinematreasures.org, the Lido Theatre was lost when, "In 1979 Mann Theatres sold the property to Bank of America which in turn razed the theatre for a parking lot." NB. Cinema Treasures incorrectly gives the address of the theater as 8607 W Pico Boulevard - it was actually 8507 W Pico.

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

The Big Town Market building has lost its towers, but the remaining part still looks good

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

GaylordWilshire Sep 19, 2015 7:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7169727)
:previous:

There's an 1898 survivor across the street at No. 3302, sporting a nice enough streetlight, across from that roof sign on Theosophy Hall:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-L...6%252520AM.jpg
gsv

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-d...8%252520AM.jpg
gsv

According to LADBS, a demo permit was pulled for No. 3309 in 1966.

It's slim pickings for Victorians in the immediate area, although there's an 1893 cottage at 143 W 33rd (corner of Broadway), next to one of those 1920s four-plexes that catered to the winter tourist trade:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-P...5%252520AM.jpg
gsv

However, if one goes east of Main, there's a great many Victorians (but nothing so spectacular as 3309 S Grand), mixed with later infill.



A few more angles here from post 6014


https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-g...2520PM.bmp.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-n...2520PM.bmp.jpg

tovangar2 Sep 19, 2015 8:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7169894)

The Lido/BofA was another Clifford A Balch effort. He also did the just-seen Studio City Theater on Ventura Blvd, the much-loved El Rey and, with William Balch, the Golden Gate Theater in East LA (now a CVS) plus many others.

The Lido Theater in 1945 with monumental potted plants on the roofline:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-I...2%252520PM.jpg
losangelesmoviepalaces


Shared on Cinema Treasures:

From the LA Times, 12/11/76:

"100 Rioting Youths Tear Up West L.A. Theater, 6 Arrested

About 100 youths rioted Friday night at a theater showing the black-oriented films “J.D.’s Revenge”, “Cooley High” and “Cornbread, Earl and Me”. Police said the youths threw objects through the screen, tore up seats and wrecked the box office of the Lido Theater at 8607 W. Pico Boulevard.

After the manager called police and closed the theater, the youths spilled outside and began breaking windows along Pico Boulevard. Officers said 600 to 800 persons were watching the program when a fight broke out at about 8:15 p.m. Police said older members of the audience got up on the stage and appealed to the brawling youths to quiet down, to no avail. Six juveniles were arrested."


And another article quoted from LAT (40 years earlier) mentioning that the bank and theater shared a single building:

(LAT, March 21, 1937):

"COMBINED STORE, BANK, THEATER BUILDING RISING
Construction is under way on a theater, store and bank building at the northwest corner of Pico and La Cienega Boulevards for Pacific States Theaters, Inc. Contract was awarded to the Wesco Construction Company at $52,000. Architect C.A. Balch designed the structure. The building will contain a theater auditorium with seating capacity of 900, three storerooms and branch banking quarters for the Bank of America National Trust and Savings Association."


(both "comments" quotes from cinema treasures)



This BofA branch had both the ship logo (over the entrance) and the Old English lettering (along the La Cienega side).

The Big Town Market building went up in 1936, the year before the theater/bank building. The combination made for a good-looking, distinctive intersection.


Thx HossC. Another good one


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CityBoyDoug Sep 20, 2015 12:22 AM

Encar Villanueva, ....somewhere in Los Angeles, 1956.
The Caddy has one of those windshield sunshades. Those were cool in certain neighborhoods.
Do the bumpers sorta match her chest?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...pswj6snjpx.jpg
wardrobetime

Hollywood Graham Sep 20, 2015 5:33 AM

Bumpers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7170105)
Encar Villanueva, ....somewhere in Los Angeles, 1956.
The Caddy has one of those windshield sunshades. Those were cool in certain neighborhoods.
Do the bumpers sorta match her chest?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...pswj6snjpx.jpg
wardrobetime

Those bumpers are nicknamed "Dagmars" by rodders and are popular transplants to custom cars.

tovangar2 Sep 20, 2015 9:19 AM

Dagmar
 
:previous:


Dagmar (1921-2001):
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-P...0%252520AM.jpg
waytofamous

Dagmar's wiki page is here

...and a charming video is here (Dagmar's bit ends @ 1:40)

HossC Sep 20, 2015 9:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7170105)

Encar Villanueva, ....somewhere in Los Angeles, 1956.
The Caddy has one of those windshield sunshades. Those were cool in certain neighborhoods.
Do the bumpers sorta match her chest?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...pswj6snjpx.jpg
wardrobetime

Several of the sites that host this picture claim it was taken in San Francisco. Here's the full caption from ofanotherfashion.tumblr.com:

"It’s 1956 in San Francisco and this is my grandmother, Encar Villanueva. She’s standing next my grandfather’s cadillac. Today, my grandmother or lola (in Tagalog) lives in a nursing home in San Francisco in the late stages of Alzheimer’s. But when this photo was taken, her personality was very strong. Because she was the eldest of her sisters and a stay-at-home mother raising two boys, she definitely was the disciplinarian in the home. (My grandpa was often overseas working as a cook for the US Navy). Although Lola was opinionated and religious, she always knew how to have a good time and throw a great party. She often had her friends over for food, dancing, and praying the rosary - like any good Filipino Catholic.

Her style was always on-trend. In all her pictures with her girlfriends, church friends, relatives, grandma Encar always stood out. She was never scared of wearing bright colors and accessorizing her outfits with jewelry, bright purses or shoes. As a child I remember going through closets (seven closets to be exact) of her clothes, jewelry, shoes, coats and purses. I still have a number of things of hers to this day. She had impeccable style.

In 2011, I wrote a play about my grandmother and have performed it several times as a one woman show called Forgetting the Details.

Submitted by Nicole Maxali (San Francisco, CA)"

Flyingwedge Sep 20, 2015 11:55 AM

Still more Leo Katz Mural
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7093779)
Leo Katz mural "Youth Arisen", Frank Wiggins Trade School, Los Angeles, 1935.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...540/aJuHKZ.jpg
http://digital2.library.ucla.edu/vie...198/zz002883gp

OK I think now we've got the whole display.

Here's the panel that I previously posted a sketch of (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=31073),
but it needs to be flipped horizontally; note the guy looking down at the far left:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...y.jpg~original
UCLA -- http://lit250v.library.ucla.edu/isla...ilyNews%3A5539

He's actually near the right end of that panel:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...f.jpg~original
UCLA -- http://lit250v.library.ucla.edu/isla...ilyNews%3A1491

This one may have been on the opposite end of the room:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...k.jpg~original
UCLA -- http://lit250v.library.ucla.edu/isla...ilyNews%3A5535

Here's a better look at the end of the above section:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...0.jpg~original
UCLA -- http://lit250v.library.ucla.edu/isla...ilyNews%3A5541

This photo has some damage; judging by what's over the door, this may have been to the right of the previous two images:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...a.jpg~original
UCLA -- http://lit250v.library.ucla.edu/isla...ilyNews%3A1481

I'm not sure where this one was:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...1.jpg~original
UCLA -- http://lit250v.library.ucla.edu/isla...ilyNews%3A5538

If you go to the UCLA Digital Collections home page http://digital2.library.ucla.edu/ and search for "Leo Katz"
you will get zoomable versions of these photos.

Graybeard Sep 20, 2015 1:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7168929)
re: Kodachrome in the Wilshire District.


Here's a fine view of the Melody Lane at Wilshire Blvd. & Detroit Street.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/538/xvt5Fg.jpg
ebay

:previous: The cloth awning looks a little worse for wear. -and what's the writing on the right say....."Little Thin Hot". "Little Thin Hot" what......Pancakes?

http://imageshack.com/a/img538/2713/rzg0BL.jpg
https://books.google.com/books?id=io...20lane&f=false

CityBoyDoug Sep 20, 2015 2:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 7170394)
OK I think now we've got the whole display.


This one may have been on the opposite end of the room:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...k.jpg~original
UCLA -- http://lit250v.library.ucla.edu/isla...ilyNews%3A5535

Here's a better look at the end of the above section:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...0.jpg~original
UCLA -- http://lit250v.library.ucla.edu/isla...ilyNews%3A5541



.

Leo, you're not without talent but Michelangelo did the naked male thing with poise and polish. My advice: Subtlety.

This panel appears to be refugees from a hot day at Long Beach.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps0j0sxorq.jpg
ucla archives

tovangar2 Sep 20, 2015 4:07 PM

Leo Katz, "Youth Arisen" side panels, Frank Wiggins Trade School
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 7170394)
OK I think now we've got the whole display.


Amazing Flyingwedge!



Your finds finally explain this:
Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7095991)

I've forwarded everything to the Katz Foundation. They're gonna be thrilled with these :-)

HossC Sep 20, 2015 5:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 7170394)

This photo has some damage; judging by what's over the door, this may have been to the right of the previous two images:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...a.jpg~original
UCLA -- http://lit250v.library.ucla.edu/isla...ilyNews%3A1481

I had a go at fixing the damage on this one.

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

Flyingwedge Sep 20, 2015 5:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7170433)
Leo, you're not without talent but Michelangelo did the naked male thing with poise and polish. My advice: Subtlety.

This panel appears to be refugees from a hot day on Fire Island.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps0j0sxorq.jpg
ucla archives

My take on this is that it represents the decimation of Native American populations (is one figure on a funeral pyre?),
which left the remaining survivors -- represented by the figure seated at right -- to beg from white frontiersmen.

P.S. Great work on the above restoration, HossC!

CityBoyDoug Sep 20, 2015 7:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 7170571)
My take on this is that it represents the decimation of Native American populations (is one figure on a funeral pyre?),
which left the remaining survivors -- represented by the figure seated at right -- to beg from white frontiersmen.

P.S. Great work on the above restoration, HossC!

That makes sense to me.

BifRayRock Sep 20, 2015 8:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 6060201)







A closer look at the Mercantile Arcade Building, circa 1926. http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co.../31004/rec/140



Leighton's cafeteria operated at several locations, including the Mercantile Arcade Building, 709 S Broadway, 441 South Hill Street, 637 South Main Street, 120 West Sixth Street, 117 East Fifth Street and 545 South Spring Street.
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Wait till 1929

Past performance is no guarantee of future performance, but who is counting. :shrug:
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Is the doctor in? I have a runny nib.


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Swan-ee
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It wasn't my driving.

"My first car was cartoonish in so many ways." Particularly skittish near 3649 Beverly Blvd. (Barkies). http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1307)


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When the ink gauge reads "E" head over to => H.G. Daniels, 2543 W. 6th St.
Near Jack Dempsey's Hotel Barbizon née Barbara. http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=21928
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-eARavojzC9...G.+Daniels.jpghttp://2.bp.blogspot.com/-eARavojzC9...G.+Daniels.jpg



http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...ps0yxgljos.jpg




GaylordWilshire Sep 20, 2015 9:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hollywood Graham (Post 7170292)
Those bumpers are nicknamed "Dagmars" by rodders and are popular transplants to custom cars.


https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-f...2520PM.bmp.jpg


More on dagmars and Dagmar in posts

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BifRayRock Sep 20, 2015 9:31 PM





They don't make 'em like they used to!

A lot of exquisite intaglio above the ticket booth.

1931 - George Arliss appearing in Alexander Hamilton.
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And that goes for the long gone structures across the street too.

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Hamilton with a monocle?



Curious that the film was promoted with an out-of-character Arliss. (No wonder why there is talk of replacing Hamilton on the $20.)
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Arliss on the Hamilton set.
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Washington on the Hamilton set.
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HossC Sep 20, 2015 9:45 PM

I thought this was going to be the first Julius Shulman photoset where I'd have to ask for help with the location. There are no readable street signs, and the two business names that can be seen didn't show up in the City Directories. However, a little more digging, and some guess work, led me to the corner of W Olive Avenue and W Toluca Lake Avenue in Burbank. This is "Job 1177: Bank of America,1951".

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

The Union Oil Dealer on the left has the name Hank Reisner on the front. The 1934 CD lists Hank running a gas station at 6177 Santa Monica Boulevard, but that's the only listing I found. A 1996 LA Times obituary to Hank Reisner says "He met his wife, Ann, during the war. Afterward, he went to work for Union Oil Co. as a station manager. He also owned a parking lot in Burbank." The mention of Union Oil made me think this was probably the same person, and pointed me towards Burbank.

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

The street takes almost a 90 degree turn at this point. The building above the car on the right bears the name "Charm Studio Beauty Salon".

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

All from Getty Research Institute

There's still a Bank of America in roughly the same location, but it's not the same building. Cafe Christina now stands on the corner of the old gas station site.

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

W Toluca Lake Avenue is no longer a through road, but the building behind the bank in the first Shulman photo is still standing.

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

One thing I've neglected to mention so far is that the bank was opposite Warner Bros' studios. Below, I've arrowed it in this enlarged detail from a mid-70s aerial view. The dark roof of beauty salon building can be seen to the right.

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

LAPL has two variations of this image, one dated 1948 and this one dated 1958. W Olive Avenue can be seen curving below the sound stages, with the bank below the right end of the curve. The little triangle between W Olive Avenue, Warner Boulevard and Pass Avenue remained until a new building was constructed across the Warner Boulevard section sometime between 1989 and 1994.

"Aerial view of Warner Bros., home of the world's largest motion picture studio, located in Burbank. Area was once a diary farm in 1924. Photo dated: December 31, 1958."

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

The views below are from a 1945 strike which saw picketing outside the studios. This photo, dated October 18, 1945, shows Angelo's Cafe opposite the studios, complete with an advert for "Ben-Hur delicious coffee". The "Liquor" sign on the far right can be seen on the left of the second Shulman image.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...8.jpg~original
LAPL

This photo is from three days later. The bank is in the distance on the left side of the street.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...9.jpg~original
LAPL

Here's an undated aerial of the studios with the backlots behind. Note that the current curve in W Olive is starting to form. One of the soundstages still has "First National" on the front, and another has an arrow to Mines Airfield on the roof.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...0.jpg~original
LAPL

This photo is also undated, but is clearly even earlier. There's only four soundstages, and no backlots.

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

ethereal_reality Sep 20, 2015 10:17 PM

:previous: Hoss, I opened my first Bank of America bank account at that branch.
(when I first moved to L.A. I stayed for a month or so with friends on Magnolia Boulevard, which wasn't too far away)
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