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Tourmaline Jul 7, 2016 3:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blaster (Post 7496311)



Source offers no id, other than Lana. An uneducated guess is :no:

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/0e6...2171bb_landingLIFE mag,


http://www.examiner.com/images/blog/...aw_8120802.jpghttp://www.examiner.com/images/blog/...aw_8120802.jpg











Rosemary would know!
http://www.image-archeology.com/Home...ills_Calif.jpg

ethereal_reality Jul 7, 2016 3:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7496137)
If the picture is 1939, we're looking at the Hacienda Arms Apartments, once descibed as the "classiest brothel on the Sunset Strip" - read a little more on Wikipedia.

:previous: Thanks Hoss.

from the link:

"During the 1930s, the Hacienda Arms Apartments gained notoriety as the site of the "House of Francis," described as the "most famous brothel in California",
and the "classiest brothel on the Sunset Strip". The establishment was run by famed madam Lee Francis.The brothel was staffed largely by young women
who had come to Hollywood to become movie stars but ended up as highly paid prostitutes, making as much as $1,000 a week
—a fortune in the Depression era."
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After numerous google searches I happened upon this.

In the 1960s madam Lee Francis wrote an obscure little book entitled "Ladies On Call".

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/uR1yed.jpg
https://www.etsy.com/in-en/listing/6...candalous-book



Most interesting are the four photographs on the back cover. (maybe there are more within the book. I don't know, since I don't own a copy)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/zIKTcp.jpg
https://www.etsy.com/in-en/listing/6...candalous-book

:previous: I am hoping one of you fine noirishers recognizes one or more, of the locations shown above.

That said, I'm surprise the old Hacienda Arms isn't one of them.


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Blaster Jul 7, 2016 4:10 PM

On Amazon, a paperback copy of LADIES ON CALL is available for a mere $2,498.91.

Tourmaline Jul 7, 2016 4:10 PM

:previous: "History of Hollywood Madams Is Long, Lurid." http://articles.latimes.com/1997/nov/30/local/me-59191

HossC Jul 7, 2016 4:35 PM

:previous:

I wonder if this 1989 order form for Hollywood Madam by Lee Francis is still valid - it's quite a saving on Amazon's price :).

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...woodMadam1.jpg
books.google.com

ethereal_reality Jul 7, 2016 5:34 PM

:previous: lol. I doubt it Hoss. ;)
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Here is the only photograph of Lee Francis I was able to find.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/gQeLps.jpg
http://lit250v.library.ucla.edu/isla...ilyNews%3A3683

“Night-life figure” (read: Madam) Lee Francis and Judge Cecil D. Holland examining an anonymous letter sent to Judge Holland which asked the court to convict Francis.
Francis was arrested on a morals offense after she offered two girls to an undercover deputy sheriff over the phone. This was the second letter sent to the Judge that
condemned Francis’s actions."

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CityBoyDoug Jul 7, 2016 6:13 PM

[QUOTE=Tourmaline;7496352]Source offers no id, other than Lana. An uneducated guess is :no:

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/0e6...2171bb_landingLIFE mag,


http://www.examiner.com/images/blog/...aw_8120802.jpghttp://www.examiner.com/images/blog/...aw_8120802.jpg


Yes that is Artie Shaw...famous band leader and allover town romancer extraordinaire.

1939
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psb9diiwfh.jpg
flickr

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...pskpsczysd.jpg
cd files

Earl Boebert Jul 7, 2016 6:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blaster (Post 7496445)
On Amazon, a paperback copy of LADIES ON CALL is available for a mere $2,498.91.

Three first editions on Abebooks $25-$59. Those exorbitant Amazon prices come from some bug in their pricing scheme (which somebody explained to me, but I forgot) in which, in effect, two dealers each define a price in terms of the other, and the system loops up to some maximum.

Cheers,

Earl

BifRayRock Jul 7, 2016 6:24 PM





Seems like good credit terms, but will the pants last that long?




Smidt and Weitz - (formerly of) 525 West 8th Street - ~1928 As a reminder of the days before ubiquitous air-condition, notice the vent window above each store. Quaint. Effective?
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...g.jpg~originalhttp://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...oll170/id/7195



Thie S&W enterprise had several different locations, from downtown to Hollywood to Long Beach, even before the 1928 address:previous:.
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...y.jpg~original Googlebooks


This leads to something few evidently remember or ever knew. Per '23CD, Boadway (not BRoadway) Bros. Department Store at the corner of Hollywood and Vine. They evidently started at 268 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena.
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...0.jpg~original GoogleBooks


http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...2.jpg~originalhttp://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...y.jpg~originalGoogleBooks


The same publication "HollyLeaves" offers many insights into public sentiment from positions on the PacElectric's right-of-way expansion at Gardener near Fairfax to naming Fairfax High, to an aeroplane crash involving Alan Hale Sr. (must not have been too serious), and some listings for long-gone theaters.


Beverly High?
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...j.jpg~original




Alan Hale stricken?
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...b.jpg~original




The "Granada" predated the "Oriental" which later begot the Guitar Center. "The Paramount" at Santa Monica and Western was later named the "Loma."
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...t.jpg~original





A tree was planted at Hollywood High, November 11, 1922. Wonder what ever happened to it?
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...m.jpg~original





and, BTW, there was another "Little Club" before Jane Jones' establishment.
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...y.jpg~original

Ads from Googlebooks




Tourmaline Jul 7, 2016 6:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7496614)


I've been wrong before - but the resemblance seems "iffy" to me.:shrug:

(Incidentally, LOOK magazine's archives are hosted by the Library of Congress. https://www.loc.gov/item/2009632609/) Shorpy has a shot of the two in their home but it is hardly dispositive of gent crossing the street with Lana. http://www.shorpy.com/node/15505?size=_original#caption Frankly, since Artie was known as well as Lana, it is surprising there wasn't a positive ID provided.


http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/0e61deaffe2171bb_large



Artie and Lana
https://jnpickens.files.wordpress.co...7artieshaw.jpghttps://jnpickens.files.wordpress.co...7artieshaw.jpg


http://img2.bdbphotos.com/images/ori...q.jpg?djet1p5khttp://img2.bdbphotos.com/images/ori...q.jpg?djet1p5k



Artie in 1949 with Jerry Colonna at B Bop Fest.
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/588...2a8e25_landingLIFE

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/87f...aba554_landingLIFE



FWIW, Lana changed just a little over the years.;)
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/2be53430f2f15e6a_largehttp://images.google.com/hosted/life...0f2f15e6a.html

Flyingwedge Jul 7, 2016 6:55 PM

100 Fremont Place
 
The house is one of the many that GW has written about in his family of blogs.

This photo of 100 Fremont Place appears to have been taken in the latter part of 1915, as construction of the house
was nearing the end:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...k.jpg~original
February 1916 The Architect and Engineer of California @ HathiTrust

The house, at the bottom, has been remodeled, but it's still recognizable:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...i.jpg~original
Bing Maps

HossC Jul 7, 2016 7:13 PM

Thanks for finding the location of yesterday's Thrifty warehouse, Flyingwedge.


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This is yet another photograph that Julius Shulman took for Wailes-Bageman. Unlike some of the others, this location was easier find. This is " Job 114: Motion Picture Center Studio, 1947".

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

Getty Research Institute

Here's the old studio building at Willoughby Avenue and Lillian Way. Any ideas about what they're building on the roof?

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

CityBoyDoug Jul 7, 2016 7:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tourmaline (Post 7496671)
I've been wrong before - but the resemblance seems "iffy" to me.:shrug:

(Incidentally, LOOK magazine's archives are hosted by the Library of Congress. https://www.loc.gov/item/2009632609/) Shorpy has a shot of the two in their home but it is hardly dispositive of gent crossing the street with Lana. http://www.shorpy.com/node/15505?size=_original#caption Frankly, since Artie was known as well as Lana, it is surprising there wasn't a positive ID provided.


http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/0e61deaffe2171bb_large



Artie and Lana
https://jnpickens.files.wordpress.co...7artieshaw.jpghttps://jnpickens.files.wordpress.co...7artieshaw.jpg


http://img2.bdbphotos.com/images/ori...q.jpg?djet1p5khttp://img2.bdbphotos.com/images/ori...q.jpg?djet1p5k



Artie in 1949 with Jerry Colonna at B Bop Fest.
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/588...2a8e25_landingLIFE




]

Uber famous movie star ladies have a history of marrying random band leaders.
Another example of this is:


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...pscripwp8f.jpg

rbpjr Jul 7, 2016 10:11 PM

Here's how it looks today.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/lhVhCP.jpg
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/337981147005091401/[/QUOTE]

There is a similar water tank home in Sunset Beach...perhaps the picture is of the one in Sunset Beach?

ethereal_reality Jul 7, 2016 11:06 PM

:previous: I believe they're one and the same rbgjr.

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Blaster Jul 7, 2016 11:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7496999)
:previous: I believe they're one and the same rbgjr.

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You are correct, sir. The night I arrived in Los Angeles for the first time (Summer, 1977), I rented a car and drove to Sunset Beach to stay with a friend. He told me to look for the water tower house as a landmark. It was my introduction to wacky Southern Cal architecture.

odinthor Jul 8, 2016 12:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blaster (Post 7497022)
You are correct, sir. The night I arrived in Los Angeles for the first time (Summer, 1977), I rented a car and drove to Sunset Beach to stay with a friend. He told me to look for the water tower house as a landmark. It was my introduction to wacky Southern Cal architecture.

Going a bit afield to show it (minutely) in the distance from one of my favorite corners, Broadway and PCH in Surfside (the water tower house is the tiny speck indicated by the red arrows)... I like this corner because it has competing figures on the buildings. Capt. Jack's has the captain himself peering over the intersection, while across the street is a pirate (I'll leave it to your imagination how that relates to the business beneath, Antiques of the Sea); and it used to be that a third corner housed a place called Harpoon Harry's, which had a statue of HH himself, evidently aiming his harpoon at Capt. Jack (alas that it's no longer there). The fourth corner had several little businesses, one of them a massage parlor, making me wish that they too had erected a statue on their building. But the intersection's still playfully noir, in beach town mode . . .

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/...psyr0unrq0.jpg

BifRayRock Jul 8, 2016 12:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7168066)










The Fremont remnants rekindled an interest in this 1926-image of First and Fremont, that may not have been seen on NLA.

Looking east on First from Fremont.
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...f.jpg~original http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...9coll59/id/994


Hard to believe this is the same street today.
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...c.jpg~originalGoogleSV







BifRayRock Jul 8, 2016 1:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5034911)
update: I just realized these photographs are missing. I'll work to restore them soon. Sorry for the inconvenience.


Three photographs of the Wilshire Country Club in 1931.

http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/4...ecountrycl.jpg
usc





http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/6...countrycls.jpg
usc





Below: In this one you can faintly make out the Hollywoodland Sign.

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/4...ecountrycl.jpg
usc


Mae West lived on the top floor of one these apartment buildings (I can't remember which one exactly)[Ravenswood].
Perhaps one of you know some of the history these wonderful buildings in Hancock Park.



When does the fun -really- begin?



1927 - May Day celebration at the Wilshire Country Club with a certain landmark (450 N Rossmore/El Royale) peering down from the distance.
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...y.jpg~originalhttp://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...ll170/id/73582



http://you-are-here.com/building/el_royale.jpghttp://you-are-here.com/building/el_royale.jpg

Martin Pal Jul 8, 2016 1:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tourmaline (Post 7495415)
Club Seville - 8428 Sunset
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Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7495897)
I believe Club Seville, which I don't think I've seen a photo of before,
became Ciro's in 1940, but Ciro's address is 8433 Sunset Blvd., but it's
definitely the same location as the building on the left tells us.
____________________________________________

In looking up some things, the address discrepancy comes from this bit of info:

Club Seville opened in 1935 by Marcel Lamaze and Al “de Freitas." Both had long associations with Sunset Strip clubs:
Freitas had run a previous Club Seville at 8428 Sunset that was raided during Prohibition.

So there was a previous incarnation across the street on the South side of Sunset Blvd.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7495878)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/9vrGMx.jpg
http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=16778

A view of the Clover Club - 8477 (8475) Sunset Blvd. from across Sunset Boulevard. [no date]
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Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7496137)
The 1956 and 1960 CDs list St Denis Bazaar silks at 8496 Sunset Boulevard. The 1939 CD only has a drama teacher at that address, but by 1942 the company is listed as St Denis Brother under Oriental Goods.

I don't know if this clears anything up, but:

https://jhgrahambooks.files.wordpres...unset-blvd.jpg

A little west of the 8496 Sunset Blvd. corner address, at 8524 Sunset Blvd. at left in the above photo...

...was the Asia Bazaar, an imported goods shop owned by modern dance pioneer Ruth St. Denis that sold oriental fabrics and antiques. It was later taken over for use as an auction house by the adjacent David Tennant Galleries. After Tennant moved out at the end of May 1945, the space became Charochka, one of two Russian restaurants on the Strip at the time. It was here through the end of 1947.

So maybe Ruth moved her operations from 8524 over to 8496?

The 8524 Sunset Blvd. address: ***

Asia Bazaar - for several years in the 1930's.
David Tennant Auction House - until May, 1945.
Charochka Russian Restaurant - 1945 through the end of 1947.
Club Bayou - sold at auction in Sept, 1951.
Gypsy Camp (Hungarian Restaurant) - Dec. 1951
22 Club - ?
New Club Trocadero - Mid-1950's. Ad for the "New Trocadero" says "Formerly 22 Club."
Alpine Lodge - ?
Dino's Lodge - Opened on March 21, 1958. The owners of Alpine Lodge, which wasn't very successful, approached Dean about using his name in return for a percentage of the profits.

***Sources concerning 8524 Sunset Blvd.
https://jhgraham.com/2016/06/16/8524...lvd/#more-2125
http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2011/0...nos-lodge.html


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