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ethereal_reality May 8, 2019 10:41 PM

Great teamwork everyone! :worship:





Here's another interesting item currently on Ebay.


"1917 RPPC(REAL PICTURE POSTCARD) & LETTER...ADVERTISING WAGON,L.A. HARRIS STORE FRONT,LOS ANGELES CALIF."

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/cydalB.jpg
Ebay

I believe the storefront, at far left, is Logan Drug Co. The middle storefront is a mystery. ....[note the writing on the wagon]




https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/FfRzgX.jpg




THE POSTCARD WAS MOUNTED IN A PHOTO ALBUM
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...921/FHSDqc.jpg


There is a letter included as well.

I attempted to enlarge it with minimal success.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/Mn4NW4.jpg
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/dcJHXB.jpg
IT'S WRITTEN TO, EITHER.. BOO...OR BRO.......A PROHIBITION ELECTION IS MENTIONED TOWARDS THE END.


There's a second page as well. (the seller scanned it smaller / so I didn't attempt to enlargement it)

You can check it out HERE

CityBoyDoug May 8, 2019 10:46 PM

https://66.media.tumblr.com/15cf4972...px5vo1_500.gif
giffyLube

Cheers for all the noirishers.....even those who feel hostile towards me.

odinthor May 9, 2019 2:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8566975)
Great teamwork everyone! :worship:





Here's another interesting item currently on Ebay.


"1917 RPPC(REAL PICTURE POSTCARD) & LETTER...ADVERTISING WAGON,L.A. HARRIS STORE FRONT,LOS ANGELES CALIF."

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/cydalB.jpg
Ebay

I believe the storefront, at far left, is Logan Drug Co. The middle storefront is a mystery. ....[note the writing on the wagon]
[...]

Middle storefront is Marshall & Son Undertakers? 4020 E. 1st in the 1914 City Directory, with Logan at 4022. I'm not sure I'd want to have a fresh meat business next to an undertaker's.

ethereal_reality May 9, 2019 2:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 8567178)
I'm not sure I'd want to have a fresh meat business next to an undertaker's.

It would be like Eating Raoul.

.......Does anyone remember that movie? (takes place in 1980s L.A.)

unihikid May 9, 2019 3:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beaudry (Post 8563409)
This was a great building. It was built as Murphy Oldsmobile in 1945; its architect was Max Maltzman .

Here are three Google Street views from 2007, 2010 and 2014...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...4918a52c_c.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...715f8980_c.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...1d441ae1_c.jpg

...which should tell you the fate of our friend Murphy Oldsmobile.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...410fd1e8_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...b37d640d_c.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...f60581dd_b.jpglottalivin


Columbia Savings pix from here

Wow i remember in the early 90's when they remodeled that, i always thought it was a new build, (it was during the art deco resurgence of the 90's) and a crappy build at that. I'm sorta hurt that i didn't pay more attention to it, this area is filled with fading treasures...a few weeks ago someone posted a Zachary Hall pic, i also totally forgot about that place, and always wanted to go in.

unihikid May 9, 2019 3:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lomara (Post 8564350)
FlyingWedge found and posted about it last July.

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=47626

When i was a kid, my mom would take me to this children's clothing store on Pico and whatever street is the entrance to Victoria Circle. It looked like a store front, but it was a big old house similar to the one above. It was blue and i think its still blue, but the kids clothing store is long gone. I remember the fitting room was the old porch and that if you needed to use the restroom you had to go through the house. One of my dreams is to buy one of these store fronts...one day.

JimCraig May 9, 2019 1:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8567212)
It would be like Eating Raoul.

.......Does anyone remember that movie? (takes place in 1980s L.A.)

How could we ever forget the dashing Robert Beltran, who went on to take the role of Commander Chakotay on Star Trek: Voyager?

Or the delightful masters of dark comedy Paul Bartel and Mary Woronov?

I recently watched 'Eating Raoul' again and laughed as much as when I saw it the first time.

AlvaroLegido May 9, 2019 5:06 PM

:)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 8566982)
Cheers for all the noirishers.....even those who feel hostile towards me.

Well... I predict that it will end up by a broad reconciliation. :)

Martin Pal May 9, 2019 6:09 PM

:previous:

Yes, we could all meet here:

https://a.scpr.org/i/05ce2c2946e333e...11678-full.jpgKPCC

ethereal_reality May 10, 2019 12:16 AM

The original negative of this photograph is currently on Ebay.

This image was taken by the Research Department from Universal International Pictures.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/uYMFC4.jpg
Ebay

"Taken in the last days of the old Broadway Tunnel which opened in 1901 and was closed in June of 1949 to make way for the new Hollywood Fwy.
A road sign reads: "Construction Zone - Drive Carefully. State Highway Project"


I believe the buiding on the right (where the people are standing, and reading the newspaper, near the entrance) is the Hall of Justice. ......The view TODAY


There's a possibility we have seen this on nla...but there's also a possibility we haven't. :)

ethereal_reality May 10, 2019 12:41 AM

Great-Grandpa Auerbach's Cigar Store.


"VINTAGE 1941 Los Angeles Cigar Store/News Stand Interior Photograph."

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/v7Zore.jpg
Ebay


written on the reverse.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...921/MKxEdN.jpg

November - 1941 -
54th & 2nd Ave.
.....................................Los Angeles
Magazines & Cigars

Great Grandpa Auerbach



Now let's take a closer look at Monsieur Auerbach..and his surroundings.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/kbgfJk.jpg
DETAIL


I checked the intersection of 54th & 2nd. There are still old buildings on three of the four corners. You can check out the intersection for yourself, HERE.

Do you think we can figure out which building the cigar store was in?

BillinGlendaleCA May 10, 2019 1:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8568521)
Great-Grandpa Auerbach's Cigar Store.


I checked the intersection of 54th & 2nd. There are still old buildings on three of the four corners. You can check out the intersection for yourself, HERE.

Do you think we can figure out which building the cigar store was in?

Yes. It's on the southwest corner.

From the 1940 Telephone Directory:
https://i.postimg.cc/VLk4Dm6Y/Annota...-09-184849.jpg via LAPL

Here's the building now:
https://i.postimg.cc/FK3x7KPx/Annota...-09-185040.jpg via Google Maps Street View.

BillinGlendaleCA May 10, 2019 1:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8568487)
I believe the buiding on the right (where the people are standing, and reading the newspaper, near the entrance) is the Hall of Justice. ......The view TODAY

Yup, that's the Hall of Justice(aka Control HQ).

FredH May 10, 2019 5:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BillinGlendaleCA (Post 8568583)
Yes. It's on the southwest corner.

From the 1940 Telephone Directory:
https://i.postimg.cc/VLk4Dm6Y/Annota...-09-184849.jpg via LAPL

Here's the building now:
https://i.postimg.cc/FK3x7KPx/Annota...-09-185040.jpg via Google Maps Street View.




I think you have it BillinGendaleCA. If you look at the layout of the store in the picture, you can imagine walking in from the doorway on the corner.

https://oi445.photobucket.com/albums...ley/v7Zore.jpg
Ebay

Martin Pal May 10, 2019 5:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8568521)
Great-Grandpa Auerbach's Cigar Store.

"VINTAGE 1941 Los Angeles Cigar Store/News Stand Interior Photograph."

November - 1941 -
54th & 2nd Ave.
.....................................Los Angeles
Magazines & Cigars

Great Grandpa Auerbach
____________________________________________

("Wish I had that Auerbach." What you say in the spring when you change the clocks ahead.) :runaway:


Taken less than a month to Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7th. Personal photos like the news stand one always evoke a kind of innocence or poignancy when you know what is going to happen soon after it was taken.
___

Little Tokyo, Los Angeles

https://historythings.com/wp-content...12/d7bUWmi.jpgHistoryThings

ethereal_reality May 10, 2019 10:38 PM

Thanks for figuring out which building (at 54th & 2nd Ave.) Auerbach's Cigar Store was located, BillinGlendaleCA. I appreciate it buddy.



mystery location.

Holiday Out Motel. Los Angeles, CA [c.1978]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/UP5HXD.jpg
John Margolies

Holiday Out. ...:no:



I think the 8 might stand for some kind of a motel association.

.

FredH May 10, 2019 11:04 PM

[QUOTE=ryanqv;8560337]First time poster long time viewer! About two years ago I acquired a old LAPD report book from 1956. Here's a few images from the report. I'll upload the rest soon!


https://i.postimg.cc/8TZv6KR1/ce79Er.jpg



Here is a shot of the area, taken a little earlier before Court Hill was leveled.

https://i.postimg.cc/DwncwS3B/100-0674-Copy.jpg
Earl Witscher, Modernage Photo


By the way, does anyone know what those rows of things that look like grave markers are? There wan't a cemetery there, was there?

ethereal_reality May 10, 2019 11:08 PM

I could be wrong (it's been known to happen ;)), but I don't believe we have seen this Ali-Baba inspired building.

"Gates Tires, Washington Place and Grandview, Mar Vista, Los Angeles, California." [c.1977]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/J6Vqxw.jpg
Margolies, John



There is a building at Washington Place & Grandview that might, possibly, be the same building (renovated). ....You can check it out HERE.

.

FredH May 10, 2019 11:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8569741)
Thanks for figuring out which building (at 54th & 2nd Ave.) Auerbach's Cigar Store was located, BillinGlendaleCA. I appreciate it buddy.



mystery location.

Holiday Out Motel. Los Angeles, CA [c.1978]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/UP5HXD.jpg
John Margolies

Holiday Out. ...:no:



I think the 8 might stand for some kind of a motel association.

.



I wonder how long they lasted before the lawsuit came down on them?

https://i.postimg.cc/k54SZ8WR/Holiday-Inn-HJ.jpg
interstatesighcorp


They even used the same typeface and colors. Nice.

Lorendoc May 11, 2019 4:16 AM

More parades
 
Who knew the LAPD staged large spectacles in the 1930s culminating with giant 4 hour shows at the Coliseum? Not me. Tax dollars at work?

The caption at calisphere/UCLA is "Trucks in the L.A.P.D. parade heading towards the Coliseum, Los Angeles, 1937."

https://i.imgur.com/LpLXCBT.jpg

There are many interesting things in this photo. We are on post-realignment Spring St. looking south, with the Hall of Justice in the middle distance, and the Hall of Records peeking out beyond it. At the right edge of the photo there is a uniformed man holding a tenor saxophone. More puzzling than the police saxophonist is the presence of a truck labeled “Bacone College Red Men.”

Bacone is a small liberal arts school in Muskogee, Oklahoma serving native Americans. It was established in 1880 by Baptist missionaries to the Cherokees and looks like it will go out of business this fall for lack of funding. Trivia note: some years ago, they changed their mascot from “Red Men” to “Warriors.”

I have no idea why they would be invited to participate in an LA police parade, but there they are, dressed up in Hollywood-Indian-style outfits.
At the upper right of the photo, next to a decaying house, a sign says “It’s in the” and nothing more.

I wondered where that house might be. Here is a 1941 UCSB aerial:
https://i.imgur.com/yljDCsf.jpg

…which shows it to be in the vicinity of #416-#426 North Broadway; these houses were discussed by Flyingwedge and others on page 2119 and no doubt elsewhere.

Here is the Sanborn:
https://i.imgur.com/diPQOTw.jpg
lapl.org

Two reverse views looking north:
https://i.imgur.com/8vFGgIV.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/E9oKFGz.jpg
both UCLA via calisphere.org

Another view looking south:
https://i.imgur.com/u98xqL0.jpg
UCLA via calisphere.org

Here's a group of leering policemen at the beginning of the route. The Villa Roma Café was at 400 Sunset, at the north exit of the Broadway tunnel.
https://i.imgur.com/bwCLWmK.jpg
UCLA via calisphere.org

The LA Times of 7/10/1937 had a front-page article about the parade.

https://i.imgur.com/10JxysF.jpg

and

https://i.imgur.com/OrM9kbu.jpg
both LAT via newspapers.com

As the article next to the parade picture suggests, things were already beginning to unravel for Mayor Shaw. (He was recalled the next year.) Dickens couldn’t have dreamed up a better name for a Church-lady-anti-vice crusader than “Mrs. A.A. Blatherwick.” Poor Mayor Shaw.

At the time of this parade, the Times was still firmly in Shaw’s camp. The paper gave favorable publicity to Chief of Police Davis and his cronies, and subsidized pro-police stunts like this parade.


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