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Ninja55 Jul 6, 2011 3:04 AM

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BERT SEZ.............HAPPY BIRTHDAY ETHEREAL!!!

Handsome Stranger Jul 6, 2011 4:21 AM

"Follow Me Quietly" and more
 
Thanks to Fab Fifties Fan for his recent posts...fascinating real-life crime photos! And I'm ashamed to say I'd never heard of The Marsden/Bethany Towers, which is indeed a gorgeous building. I really need to investigate the east side of Hollywood further.

MikeD asked about locations for "Follow Me Quietly." I managed to track down a DVD and watched it...not a bad little B picture...and I took the opportunity to grab frames of the location shoots. I hope some of the resident experts can identify some of these locations.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-D.../Follow-01.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-I.../Follow-02.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-f.../Follow-03.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-J.../Follow-04.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-z.../Follow-05.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-q.../Follow-06.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-a.../Follow-07.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-u.../Follow-08.jpg

And Happy Birthday to ethereal reality! I love those photos of the Hollywood Ranch Market. I didn't know it was still around in 1961.

Fab Fifties Fan Jul 6, 2011 5:28 AM

Servicemen Welcome!!!
 
Somewhere in downtown Los Angeles there was...

http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/4918/theway.jpg
Exterior view of the Gayway Club. A tall neon sign with the word "Cocktails" hangs above the entrance to the club which also offers 2 bands, and dancing. Sign on the right reads, "Service men welcome." Photo dated: December 7, 1948.

So many one-liners coursing through my brain, I'll fix a hi-ball instead...

LAPL

Fab Fifties Fan Jul 6, 2011 5:32 AM

Kid Noir
 
Some kids have no respect!

http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/6979/goodbyepops.jpg
Highland police officer C.M. St. George and Det. Sgt. D.W. Frinch examine the body of James E. Carter Sr., who was shot and killed by his son, James E. Carter Jr., 15, at family home at 2736 West Ave. 32.

LAPL

Fab Fifties Fan Jul 6, 2011 5:43 AM

Dusky Noir
 
I find this photo very daylight noir with the rundown homes against a backdrop of the gas tanks and faint skyline. I can't figure out the location that the shot was taken from.

http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/977...ndownhomes.jpg
A neighborhood of residences near downtown Los Angeles which need to be demolished or rehabilitated. Photo date: May 3, 1951

LAPL

Fab Fifties Fan Jul 6, 2011 5:56 AM

Hollywood Inn
 
I came across this photo in the LA Herald Examiner archive. There was no description other than Hollywood Inn 1958. I don't recall seeing anything about this hotel on the thread and am really curious where it was (or is). I really like the building.

http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/8...oodinn1958.jpg

LA Herald Examiner/LAPL

Los Angeles Past Jul 6, 2011 6:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fab Fifties Fan (Post 5338736)
Somewhere in downtown Los Angeles there was...

http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/4918/theway.jpg
Exterior view of the Gayway Club. A tall neon sign with the word "Cocktails" hangs above the entrance to the club which also offers 2 bands, and dancing. Sign on the right reads, "Service men welcome." Photo dated: December 7, 1948.

So many one-liners coursing through my brain, I'll fix a hi-ball instead...

LAPL

Heh, I somehow doubt that this is a "gay" club in the sense the word is used today. (If you look closely, that's a scantily clad girl on the facade in back of the man with the black hat.) In fact, with the vice laws as they were in L.A. back then, a club that openly advertised for the patronage of homosexual men would doubtless have been busted and closed down immediately.

-Scott

gsjansen Jul 6, 2011 10:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fab Fifties Fan (Post 5338760)
I came across this photo in the LA Herald Examiner archive. There was no description other than Hollywood Inn 1958. I don't recall seeing anything about this hotel on the thread and am really curious where it was (or is). I really like the building.

http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/8...oodinn1958.jpg

LA Herald Examiner/LAPL

the hollywood inn is the old hotel christie which has been a hollywood land mark at the sw corner of McCadden Place and Hollywood boulevard since the early 20's.

http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics16/00007814.jpg
Source: LAPL

the building is still with us :)

gsjansen Jul 6, 2011 10:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fab Fifties Fan (Post 5338753)
I find this photo very daylight noir with the rundown homes against a backdrop of the gas tanks and faint skyline. I can't figure out the location that the shot was taken from.

http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/977...ndownhomes.jpg
A neighborhood of residences near downtown Los Angeles which need to be demolished or rehabilitated. Photo date: May 3, 1951

LAPL

i believe this photograph is of the boyle hights area which was cleared to become the aliso village housing project

http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics30/00034516.jpg
Source: LAPL

Aliso Village was leveled in 1999 to make way for the new housing authority project Pueblo del Sol. Aliso Village consisted mostly of apartment buildings, Pueblo del Sol's housing stock is largely detached and semi-detached single family houses. The project has been criticized for reducing the number of units at the site by 30%, at a time when Los Angeles suffers a severe shortage of affordable housing.

gsjansen Jul 6, 2011 11:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Handsome Stranger (Post 5338682)
Thanks to Fab Fifties Fan for his recent posts...fascinating real-life crime photos! And I'm ashamed to say I'd never heard of The Marsden/Bethany Towers, which is indeed a gorgeous building. I really need to investigate the east side of Hollywood further.

MikeD asked about locations for "Follow Me Quietly." I managed to track down a DVD and watched it...not a bad little B picture...and I took the opportunity to grab frames of the location shoots. I hope some of the resident experts can identify some of these locations.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-D.../Follow-01.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-I.../Follow-02.jpg

these two images are on figueroa between 12th and pico, which at the time was the used car dealership mega location in los angeles. (now it's the staples center)

Kelly Kar Co. was probably the most formidable used car dealer in the country. they developed the used car bible, the kelly blue book in 1926, (which is still how you get screwed today on your trade-in value), and got out of the actual business of selling used cars to focus entirely on the blue book in 1962.

here's a view from the 30's looking south on figueroa from 12th street. if you look closely, you can see the Kelly Kar sign up the street

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics08/00013929.jpg
Source: LAPL

Fab Fifties Fan Jul 6, 2011 2:18 PM

hmmmmm
 
Thank you for your wealth of knowledge gsjansen! Very interesting. I noticed that the date on your pic of Aliso Village is 1947 and the date on the pic I posted is 1951. Was the Aliso Village project done in phases or was the date on the Boyle Heights pic wrong? (The latter wouldn't surprise me at all!)

I am chuckling about the Hollywood Inn. I have probably walked or driven by it a gazillion times and never bothered to look up. Typical.

so-cal-bear Jul 6, 2011 3:58 PM

Allow me to introduce myself
 
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Fab Fifties Fan Jul 6, 2011 4:35 PM

Hollywood in
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by so-cal-bear (Post 5339102)
Been following this awesome community for over a year! I've been a lurker all this time. There have been countless of times where I wanted to say something, but I never bothered to sign up.

I started reading this entire thread months ago and just finished page 209! that was the thing that made me say, OK sign up! :D

I lived around West Adams from the mid 70's to 2005 and now I'm in the Valley. I have seen tons of great pictures here! I'm also a huge fan of before and after photos as well as old maps. User, Los Angeles Past can tell you since I'm lucky enough to know him personally. OK! I don't want to overstay my intro.

As for the Hotel Christie/Hollywood Inn/Scientology building. I knew it from the first picture, it looked very familliar. It's the current Scientology *ahem/cult* building in Hollywood. It looks like this now.
I knew it from the first picture that the building looked familiar. it's the current Scientology *ahem/cult* building in Hollywood. It looks like this now. Photo credit goes to Flickr user Pelleb. http://www.flickr.com/photos/pelle/ So, there it goes. My first post! :cheers:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2128/...b8b1460c_b.jpg

Welcome so-cal-bear!

I too am fairly new here and am having a great time on this thread. Now that you posted the picture of the Scientology sign, I recognize the building. I guess I have just never looked up and studied the detail enough to have recognized it in that older picture.

~F3

Fab Fifties Fan Jul 6, 2011 6:14 PM

Villa Carlotta
 
Now for my personal favorite building, the Villa Carlotta apartments at 5959 Franklin Ave. I lived there when I was a student at FIDM in 1975-76. I absolutely fell in love with the building and all of its historical charm which is still in tact because it has never been "modernized".

Villa Carlotta was built in 1926 as residences for the staff of the Chateau Elysee, which is catty corner from the Carlotta. It very quickly became a popular residence for Hollywood newbies when they first moved to the area. Former residents have included George Cukor, Adolphe Menjou, Louella Parsons (who lived there for many years), Edward G. Robinson, Marion Davies and David O. Selznick.

Many of the furnishings, currently in the lobby and public areas, are from 20th Century Fox movie sets.

http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/1...lacarlotta.jpg
Villa Carlotta 1945 (LA Herald Examiner)

A very close friend of mine recently moved in to the Villa Carlotta and took the following pictures of the building. Still as gorgeous as ever!!!

http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/7017/...lottatoday.jpg
Exterior 2011

http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/8...taentrance.jpg
Entrance viewed from the lobby

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/899...lottalobby.jpg
Lobby 2011

http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/394...amailboxes.jpg
Even the mailboxes are stylin'

Someday, when I finally retire, I'm going to move back to the Carlotta!!!:yes:

gsjansen Jul 7, 2011 11:59 AM

I could be wrong, but i don't think i had ever seen this 1964 william reagh image looking south on cinnabar towards 3rd street before.

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...TU6P4MYM28.jpg
Source: California State Library

the same exact view taken by william reagh in 1988

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...P7VVG63Q1K.jpg
Source: California State Library

gsjansen Jul 7, 2011 12:10 PM

1955 arnold hylen photograph looking south east towards the intersection of 1st and hill

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...KHXK2LJY9Q.jpg
Source: California State Library

gsjansen Jul 7, 2011 10:25 PM

Group of rookie county firemen demonstrate the use of a fire net with Miss Nan Peterson, Queen of the 10th Annual Los Angeles County Firemen's Ball. 1958

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...350-003~1?v=hr
Source: USC Digital Archive

gsjansen Jul 7, 2011 11:18 PM

July 23, 1951. Russell Summers leaps from 7th floor of Good Samaritan Hospital

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...227-006~2?v=hr
Source: USC Digital Archive

gsjansen Jul 8, 2011 1:05 AM

i was gonna grab something to nosh on at leonard's, hill street between 3rd and 4th......but i seem to have lost my appetite.

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics31/00065262.jpg
Source: LAPL

ethereal_reality Jul 8, 2011 2:10 AM

lol! That is too funny gsjansen.


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