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ethereal_reality Jul 8, 2011 2:17 AM

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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.
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 to 'noirish los angeles' so-cal-bear :)

gsjansen Jul 8, 2011 2:42 AM

a great vintage color image of the arcade building, looking north on broadway between 5th and 6th

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._7373571_n.jpg
Source: Vintage Los Angeles

Fab Fifties Fan Jul 8, 2011 4:34 AM

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Originally Posted by gsjansen (Post 5341107)
a great vintage color image of the arcade building, looking north on broadway between 5th and 6th

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._7373571_n.jpg
Source: Vintage Los Angeles

Love this photo gsjansen! If you ever come across a picture of 736 S. Broadway from the war years I would love to see it as that is where my mom worked and I grew up hearing stories!

Fab Fifties Fan Jul 8, 2011 4:45 AM

Dang, talk about tootin' your own horn! Them skin people didn't want any mystery about what they were there for. Poor Leonard.

Fab Fifties Fan Jul 8, 2011 4:48 AM

Jump!!
 
[QUOTE=gsjansen;5340912]July 23, 1951. Russell Summers leaps from 7th floor of Good Samaritan Hospital

I bow to you gsjansen. Your one jumper trumped my two, hands down! :worship:

Los Angeles Past Jul 8, 2011 12:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by so-cal-bear (Post 5339102)
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.

Hey Al, welcome! It's about time you joined us here. Glad to have you aboard! ^^

gsjansen Jul 8, 2011 7:53 PM

Looking east towards downtown from LAX 1980.......(a freakin' incredibly clear day i might add!)

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00090/00090938.jpg
Source: LAPL

gsjansen Jul 8, 2011 8:29 PM

ok, this is a structure i am not familiar with. anyone have any information on this wonderful whimsical building? Raymond Hotel Station, in South Pasadena, photograph is dated 1944

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics24/00046625.jpg
Source: LAPL

Fab Fifties Fan Jul 9, 2011 12:32 AM

A really bad girl
 
Ruby, Ruby, Ruby....tsk tsk

http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/5810/rubyt.jpg
Sobriety test, woman driver in traffic death of pedestrian, 29 February 1952. Ruby M. Reed -- 39 years (of 951 Upland Street, San Pedro, taking sobriety test by desk Sergeant at Long Beach Police Station after her car assertedly struck and killed woman pedestrian at Junipero Avenue and East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach. She failed test and was booked on felony drunk driving and manslaughter)

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Fab Fifties Fan Jul 9, 2011 12:38 AM

Bad Grandma
 
Aren't you a little old for this? You shoulda been home crocheting cozies for your cocktail glasses.

http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/5460/badgrandmadui.jpg
http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/6681/badgrandmadui2.jpg
Drunk driving accident, April 24, 1951. Edna Benton (failed sobriety test); Officer M. G. Gaskell.

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Fab Fifties Fan Jul 9, 2011 12:43 AM

Scenic Leaper
 
Woman leaps bluff, May 14, 1951. Ethel Sorkowsky (lies at base of Palisades Park cliff).

http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/1328/bluff.jpg
and lives to talk about it!
http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/7875/bluffleaper.jpg

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ethereal_reality Jul 9, 2011 12:45 AM

The Raymond Hotel Station circa 1944. Originally posted by gsjansen.

http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/881...stationlap.jpg
LAPL

The Raymond Hotel Station is new to me as well gsjansen. What a great little building!




Below is the original Raymond Hotel that burnt down in 1896.

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/820...otelwithle.png
ebay






Below: A black and white version of the original Raymond Hotel in South Pasadena.

http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/7...burntin189.png
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Fab Fifties Fan Jul 9, 2011 12:51 AM

There's drunk and then there's way too drunk!!!
 
Drunk Trapped in Phone Booth (1st and Mott Streets), 28 October 1951. Alfred Ulibarri 27 years
http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/6571/drunkh.jpg

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ethereal_reality Jul 9, 2011 12:58 AM

The second version of the Raymond Hotel in South Pasadena. Photo dated 1906

http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/3...tel1906usc.jpg
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below: Another view of the previous Raymond Hotel circa 1887.

http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/6...ond1887usc.jpg
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Fab Fifties Fan Jul 9, 2011 1:03 AM

Hotel Raymond 1901-1934
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gsjansen (Post 5341916)
ok, this is a structure i am not familiar with. anyone have any information on this wonderful whimsical builing? Raymond Hotel Station, in South Pasadena, photograph is dated 1944

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics24/00046625.jpg
Source: LAPL

http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/9...mondhotel2.jpg

Just found this on wikipedia:
Guests invariably arrived by train, the mainline Santa Fe which stopped at Raymond Station at the bottom of the hill. Many had private cars that would park on the side spur near the station. All guests were ferried by a horse-drawn bus to the hotel at the top of the hill. Much to the dismay of many guests, the old station closed down in deference to a newer station built up the tracks closer to downtown Pasadena. Guests were then forced to take an auto bus the extra distance to the hotel.

Source Wikipedia

Fab Fifties Fan Jul 9, 2011 1:05 AM

oops
 
Sorry etheral_reality! We must have been posting at the same time.:cheers:

~F3

ethereal_reality Jul 9, 2011 1:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Fab Fifties Fan (Post 5342108)
You shoulda been home crocheting cozies for your cocktail glasses.

Now THAT is funny! :)

No need to apologize...the photos you posted are great.

ethereal_reality Jul 9, 2011 1:21 AM

A 1926 aerial view of South Pasadena showing the Raymond Hotel in the distance to the left.

http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/8...aerial1926.jpg
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Los Angeles Past Jul 9, 2011 2:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gsjansen (Post 5341916)
ok, this is a structure i am not familiar with. anyone have any information on this wonderful whimsical builing? Raymond Hotel Station, in South Pasadena, photograph is dated 1944

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics24/00046625.jpg
Source: LAPL

From Larry Harnisch's Daily Mirror blog:

http://i699.photobucket.com/albums/v...617_1938-1.png
Originally published in the June 17, 1938, edition of the L.A. Times, and in "Nuestro Pueblo," by Charles H. Owens and Joseph Seewerker, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA, 1940.

-Scott

Fab Fifties Fan Jul 9, 2011 4:12 AM

Crash
 
Car accident Central Avenue and Firestone Boulevard, 24 September 1951
http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/1207/souptonuts.jpg

Notice that store carried everything from "soup to nuts"!

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