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ethereal_reality May 8, 2014 3:07 AM

Snapshot of a jazz-age flapper showing off her monogrammed silk boxers. -among other things. :)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/838/5v6p.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...0/841/ylm3.jpgebay

-anyone familiar with Jessie Futter?
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FredH May 8, 2014 3:08 AM

I drove by this place yesterday on Valley Blvd. near Garfield in Alhambra.
It looks like it was an old fast-food hamburger joint. Does anyone know the history of it?
Currently it is a seafood place called the Boat House.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...ps123b5ff5.jpg
Google Street View

Nice original looking Hat next door too.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...psad010754.jpg
Google Street View

CityBoyDoug May 8, 2014 3:19 AM

LA Boxing.....318 1/2 Main Street, LA
 
The Main street Gym.....upstairs, 50 Cents.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps9d354935.jpg
MKY

Main Street Gym
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps5b727b6e.jpg
MKY

Johnny Flores protege. Flores taught boxing at the Main Street Gym and his own gym in Pacoima. Motto on the sign: "Keep Your Hands Up."

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps5e94fd07.jpg
LAT

Flores [L] and one of his new boxers., Main Street Gym.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps7f7f464e.jpg
ZPS

CityBoyDoug May 8, 2014 5:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FredH (Post 6569289)
I drove by this place yesterday on Valley Blvd. near Garfield in Alhambra.

Nice original looking Hat next door too.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...psad010754.jpg
Google Street View

Thirty years ago The HAT had great food. In 2014 its owned by new people and food is bland in comparison to the glory days. The name is still there but the good food has departed.
:(:(:(

GaylordWilshire May 8, 2014 11:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6569232)
The seller on ebay lists this as Pasadena 1912, bridge over arroyo.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/838/t2on.jpg
ebay

but the reverse says something about a Mt. Jumbo.

...the only Mt. Jumbo I could located is in Montana...near Missoula.
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I found one item between the Times and the Herald...

http://i.imgur.com/7OVmrfe.jpg
LAT July 16, 1915

bighen May 8, 2014 3:05 PM

Boat House Restaurant
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by FredH (Post 6569289)
I drove by this place yesterday on Valley Blvd. near Garfield in Alhambra.
It looks like it was an old fast-food hamburger joint. Does anyone know the history of it?
Currently it is a seafood place called the Boat House.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...ps123b5ff5.jpg
Google Street View

Nice original looking Hat next door too.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...psad010754.jpg
Google Street View

Lemster2024 and I have been wondering about this place too! The Alhambra Historical Society has been closed the last few times Lemster2024 went there so we would appreciate any assistance. The building resembled a Schriver's drive in restaurant

Also in reference to a previous post (I can't seem to find it now), there was a Paul's Cafe on San Julian and I believe 10th near Louie Produce in the City Market Complex. I was quite young at the time, but I think it mostly catered to the workers of the City Market so I am not surprised that "chau-shu" pork was served since many were Chinese.

Hollywood Graham May 8, 2014 4:53 PM

Paul's Cafe
 
Also in reference to a previous post (I can't seem to find it now), there was a Paul's Cafe on San Julian and I believe 10th near Louie Produce in the City Market Complex. I was quite young at the time, but I think it mostly catered to the workers of the City Market so I am not surprised that "chau-shu" pork was served since many were Chinese.[/QUOTE]

Thanks bigHen, for the info on Paul's Cafe. Yes, it was mainly produce workers eating there. It was always crowded and we usually ate with the cooks in the kitchen, one I remember was "Slim" who usually made me the best sandwich of them all. After getting a crate of tomatoes, sack of onions and a rack of Gordon's bread and a sandwich it was off to Carnation for a big container of Ice Cream then to Van de Kamps for a container of cookies. All this went into the large freezer in the garage for later use except the produce that is. My father liked to shop in bulk you might say. He also had a friend with a Pheasant Farm and we ate a lot of that, so much even the dog ate some. i wish I could eat like that now.

Lwize May 8, 2014 4:55 PM

It was Paul's Kitchen, and located on San Pedro.

You're welcome. ;)

bighen May 8, 2014 5:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lwize (Post 6569843)
It was Paul's Kitchen, and located on San Pedro.

You're welcome. ;)

Yes, there is a Paul's Kitchen one block over from the one I am referring to. They too have chau-shu pork!

ethereal_reality May 8, 2014 5:57 PM

Switzer's

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/834/u1x7v.jpg
ebay



2118 W. 7th Street today
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800.../843/rn7z4.jpg
GSV
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HossC May 8, 2014 6:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6569944)

Either the postcard or this HDL image has been mirrored. HDL dates it as 1926.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...h.jpg~original
Huntington Digital Library

MichaelRyerson May 8, 2014 8:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6569287)
-anyone familiar with Jessie Futter?
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One would think so.

AlvaroLegido May 8, 2014 8:39 PM

A third epicenter
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6564435)
The Skid Row Slasher. I thought this photograph was rather noirish.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/834/6dfw.jpg
ebay

After Bunker Hill (GW) and Ferguson Alley (suggested by me #11 372), I guess Bruce you pointed a third "epicenter" of noir : East 5th. This post (at Wall Street and 5th looking East) remembered me a line in "The Blue Dahlia" (1946) (Alan Ladd & Veronica Lake). At 23:30 in the movie, a suspicious character named Leo says to Eddie Harwood (the bad character owner of the Blue Dahlia nightclub) :"Quinlan was bumped off a few nights ago over on East 5th".

ethereal_reality May 8, 2014 9:34 PM

:previous: -very interesting Alvarolegido. I've been trying to locate the same view today but I can't make out the cross street.




Evergreen Avenue and Malabar Street, East Los Angeles 1932
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102.../845/zqgsg.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/fu...pd/53754/rec/1




man on the balcony reading
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/834/hx56.jpg





today (the two large storefront windows have been filled in, among other things)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/836/cmd7.jpg
GSV



close-up of entrance
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/835/9kc1.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/fu...pd/53754/rec/1





delivery truck
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/835/koe8.jpg



little girl on bench
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/836/77nc.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/fu...pd/53754/rec/1




a glimpse at the window display.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102.../834/l1yyw.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/fu...pd/53754/rec/1


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/836/vzbc.jpg
GSV




rear view
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/835/6pyv.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/fu...pd/53754/rec/1


today
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/838/y8or.jpg
GSV
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ethereal_reality May 8, 2014 10:20 PM

For a nano-second I thought I found Monkey Island ephemera.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/834/xbne.jpgebay
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/835/1mby.jpg

"All animals on display may be purchased." -say what!?!
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ethereal_reality May 8, 2014 10:58 PM

-ever wonder what shoe stores looked like in the early 1930s?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/843/49ea.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/835/syes.jpg
ebay
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ethereal_reality May 8, 2014 11:40 PM

A trio of photographs from 1927.


Photo #1
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/836/c0fk.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...0/845/53n8.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si.../id/1109/rec/2


a slightly closer view.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/835/wryw.jpg



I spy a mini-Calpet station under the viaduct.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/835/6nb2.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si.../id/1109/rec/2
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Photo #2

a look down Longwood Avenue towards the viaduct.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/836/vqe5.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...0/838/0lea.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si.../id/1108/rec/1



a slightly larger view.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/845/8uo7.jpg

above: The side streets are still unpaved.




Photo #3

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/838/fhli.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...0/842/6quh.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si.../id/1121/rec/3

:previous: one of the most exasperating description ever!





larger view
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/843/pxg1.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si.../id/1121/rec/3

above: I wonder what that is in the distance with the smokestack?




the area today, minus the viaduct.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/843/1ayb.jpg
google_earth

Does anyone know when the viaduct was removed?
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ethereal_reality May 9, 2014 1:52 AM

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/836/ocqf.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 6564458)
:previous: I had previously posted this small 1969 photo which had lighted and unlighted signs for The Phone Booth Restaurant, which, however, was primarily a strip club.

I found a 1973 photo of the place:

http://hollywoodphotographs.com/photos/lrg/RN-116-1.jpg
H.P./Torrence


Martin_Pal...an incident at the Phone Booth, circa 1969.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/842/ab1x.jpghttp://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/842/g2nx.jpgebay
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ethereal_reality May 9, 2014 3:16 AM

Here's a photograph by a young amateur photographer.

Los Angeles, 1920s
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/842/6tz3.jpg
ITYL

Although it predate classic 'noir' by twenty years, I find it similarly mystifying.
I realize the clues are sparse, but I'd love to figure out where this was taken.



...and here's a second photograph by the same photographer (also from the 1920s).

-could this provide some additional clues?
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/838/4ynb.jpg
ITYL

I picture this photographer hanging out along the railroad tracks just east of downtown.
(and west of the Los Angeles River)
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AlvaroLegido May 9, 2014 5:39 AM

Andrew Brown Building
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AlvaroLegido (Post 6570255)
After Bunker Hill (GW) and Ferguson Alley (suggested by me #11 372), I guess Bruce you pointed a third "epicenter" of noir : East 5th. This post (at Wall Street and 5th looking East) remembered me a line in "The Blue Dahlia" (1946) (Alan Ladd & Veronica Lake). At 23:30 in the movie, a suspicious character named Leo says to Eddie Harwood (the bad character owner of the Blue Dahlia nightclub) :"Quinlan was bumped off a few nights ago over on East 5th".

[ -very interesting AlvaroLegido. I've been trying to locate the same view today but I can't make out the cross street.]


Sorry, E_R, I don't know how to post a Google Maps picture on the thread. I checked your photo on Google Maps and I recognized the beautiful Andrew Brown Building which is still there (first on the right on the noirish photo) by its emergency stairs and the windows at the second floor. I recognized the next building too. The rest (particularly on the left) has changed. We are at Wall Street and 5th looking to 5th Street to the East.


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