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Lomara Sep 4, 2018 8:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Handsome Stranger (Post 8303302)
This movie quote springs to mind: "Everywhere in L.A. takes twenty minutes."

I'm too embarrassed to tell you which movie it comes from.

I think the TV show "24" tried to enforce that quote, and as an Angeleno, it would make me so annoyed.

Back in the mid 80's, Mom tasked me with picking up my brother from the Greyehound bus station on Alameda. I didn't know where it was at the time, and the only Alameda I was familiar with was in Burbank. I kept asking her for specific directions (which she was horrible at), and she said "Take the Golden State, exit Alameda, it's right there (it isn't right there). I spent an hour on the 5 in the wrong part of town, even stopped at an AAA office in Burbank, got angry and came home and told her she can go get him, I don't have the $$$ for more gas in the car. (Gas $$ came out of my small allowance).

And now I'm annoyed just remembering that day!

BillinGlendaleCA Sep 4, 2018 8:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8303410)
Thanks for the information Bill in Glendale. I appreciate it. :)

I was looking back in time-- re: the arched openings and windows facing Elsinore.

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

Usually you can tell if windows have been covered over...but that's not the case here.
[who ever did the covering up did an exceptionally good job)

Voila!
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/NKN0Hy.jpg
ALL FROM GSV

The purchase, that Bill in Glendale mentioned earlier, also included a 2nd lot behind the 91 year old bldg.

As I mentioned the purchase was for a number of lots, the one that you noted, and a bunch of parcels along Glendale and overlooking Echo Park lake. I know the parcels along Glendale were undeveloped for many years now have newly built apartments.

ETA: ER, you're right about the quality of their window coverup; I think I could make out only one or two of the windows on the old streetview.

Handsome Stranger Sep 4, 2018 9:09 PM

Happy Anniversary to the City of Los Angeles, officially founded September 4, 1781, by a group of 11 men, 11 women, 22 children, and 4 soldiers. (None of whom have a freeway named for them.)

ethereal_reality Sep 4, 2018 9:29 PM

PHIL La Toska

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/3...923/Tmp0AH.jpg
Quote:

Originally Posted by oldstuff
I find Phil La Tosca listed as a vaudeville act in a book called the Argonaut dated October 21, 1916
where he is performing at the Pantages Theater. he is listed as a comic juggler who " has travelled the world with his juggling specialties."

:previous: Thank you oldstuff!
-usually his last name is spelled with a k ...'La Toska'


There were some hand drawn postcards up for auction at barneby's uk

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/9b6Wx8.jpg
barnebys_uk

but since the auction is over the image(s) won't expand :( so we only see a glimpse.

Here's the description/info.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/pKd5f7.jpg
barnebys_uk

Noir_Noir Sep 4, 2018 10:15 PM

:previous:


Here's the full image.


https://i.imgur.com/TsddM5p.jpg
www.barnebys.co.uk


And another from his early vaudeville days.


https://i.imgur.com/nCpCmfu.jpg
worthpoint.com


Phil in the movie Way Down East from 1935.

https://i.imgur.com/ab7uYEo.jpg
Youtube - Way Down East

GaylordWilshire Sep 4, 2018 10:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8303410)
Voila!
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/NKN0Hy.jpg
ALL FROM GSV

"Workers knocked out concrete block to reveal arched window openings and other building details."

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/wZjBpF.jpg
THE EASTSIDER
:previous: look how thick the walls are!


Looks like the building was the 1926 raising and expansion of a one-story duplex built four years before...


https://s22.postimg.cc/oceiox61d/120...dobp26.bmp.jpg

GaylordWilshire Sep 4, 2018 10:25 PM

https://s22.postimg.cc/3utkctr8h/LAX...ason_S1_E2.jpg


Another LAX frame from an early Perry Mason....

Scott Charles Sep 5, 2018 5:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 8303056)
All the freeway talk reminds me of the SNL sketches of THE CALIFORNIANS!


"I drove my convertible Corvair up Sepulveda, took it to Centinela, turned on La Brea, took it all the way straight."

"Well, you would've been on time if you just took Culver to the 1 then turned right on Sunset."

I thought of “The Californians”, too!

:haha:

ethereal_reality Sep 5, 2018 6:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Noir_Noir (Post 8303575)

Thank you so much Noir Noir. :)

I happened upon this photograph while trying to establish a connection between Phil LaToska and the vaudeville scene in downtown Los Angeles.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/xubrKJ.jpg
Vili Flik

As you can see, the theater is advertised as "The Only Theatre in Los Angeles KO(?) Vaudeville."

#1 Does anyone know what theater this is? (the best clue is probably the Corinthian column on the left)

#2 Is the little girl, third from the left, a very young Judy Garland? She kind of looks like a miniature Judy.
(I ask because the sign says "Garland")


photo found HERE

_

Flyingwedge Sep 5, 2018 6:50 AM

Warehouse at 115-117 N. Grand, April 1947
 
April 7, 1947, Los Angeles Times:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...psrkxfbuwj.jpg

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...pse63thdpn.jpg

ProQuest via LAPL



Even with the beam removed it looks like the car's occupants just missed sudden death from all the bricks:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...psq1immw0m.jpg

Islandora/UCLA/LA Daily News Negatives


Here's a wider view of the scene after the car was pulled out of the wrecked warehouse, built as an auto garage in 1922.
There's a May 14, 1947, building permit to repair the damage caused by the auto accident. The poster in the window in
the lower right corner is for the Cole Brothers Circus, which performed at Washington and Hill from September 27 to
October 6, 1946:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...b.jpg~original

Islandora/UCLA/LA Daily News Negatives


I think this is a 1946 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible. Mr. Sarthou must have been driving too fast. The 1950 Sanborn Map
shows a warehouse at 115-117 N. Grand, so the numbers 117 may have been a casualty of the crash:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...0.jpg~original

Islandora/UCLA/LA Daily News Negatives


In this photo of the police investigating the accident, we see the St. Omer at 123 N. Grand on the north side of the warehouse:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...psrutubhvm.jpg

Islandora/UCLA/LA Daily News Negatives

ethereal_reality Sep 5, 2018 6:59 AM

Four, count'em four, 'mystery' slides from the 1970s.


#1

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/ofnkiq.jpg
EBAY






#2

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/qhhVJm.jpg
EBAY







#3

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/LIsopS.jpg
EBAY







#4

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/uyALw7.jpg
EBAY

I believe the tall sign on top of the hill is for a Standard Station. [see detail below]


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...921/n3UeSn.jpg
DETAIL


INFO:

35 mm date note on frame processed by

#1) Jan 72 WH 15 Color transparency

#2) Dec 74 ** Color Slide Film

#3) Jun 72 topo Wabash Vacant land Color Transparency

#4) Feb 72 ** Color transparency
__________________________________________________________

HossC Sep 5, 2018 8:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8303992)

This one was taken on Stone Street looking toward Dodds Cir.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...LAStoneSt1.jpg
GSV

HossC Sep 5, 2018 9:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8303992)

Las Margaritas Restaurant is still trading at 2914 Whittier Boulevard (it appears in the CDs back to 1968), but most of the other buildings have gone. The Mexican-American Opportunity Foundation was at 2834 Whittier.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...argaritas1.jpg
GSV

GaylordWilshire Sep 5, 2018 1:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8303985)
Thank you so much Noir Noir. :)

I happened upon this photograph while trying to establish a connection between Phil LaToska and the vaudeville scene in downtown Los Angeles.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/xubrKJ.jpg
Vili Flik

As you can see, the theater is advertised as "The Only Theatre in Los Angeles KO(?) Vaudeville."

#1 Does anyone know what theater this is? (the best clue is probably the Corinthian column on the left)

#2 Is the little girl, third from the left, a very young Judy Garland? I ask because the sign says 'GARLAND'
...and she kind of looks like a miniature Judy.

photo found HERE

_


Seems like the theatre would be the RKO Hillstreet--gone now from the swc of Hill & 8th (there's a Shake Shack there now)...although I can't find a corresponding Corinthian column in any views online. The movie advertised at left appears to be "Ladies Must Play" with Dorothy Sebastian, released August 1, 1930...which would be before the Gumm sisters became the Garland sisters ca 1935 (and then broke up).

oldstuff Sep 5, 2018 2:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 8302342)
It reminds me of a witch on a broom.

It looks like there is a number on the left leg. It appears to be "72". Maybe it is a rented suit. As to the other thing, who knows...

oldstuff Sep 5, 2018 3:16 PM

With regard to Phil Latoska, I do find him listed in the 1910 census in Walla Walla, Washington as Phillp LaFoska. The handwritten entry looks like LaTosca. He is listed as a Theater actor. The entry shows him as French-Canadian, born in Canada in 1891. He was a lodger in a rooming house in that census.

oldstuff Sep 5, 2018 3:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8303985)
Thank you so much Noir Noir. :)

I happened upon this photograph while trying to establish a connection between Phil LaToska and the vaudeville scene in downtown Los Angeles.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/xubrKJ.jpg
Vili Flik

As you can see, the theater is advertised as "The Only Theatre in Los Angeles KO(?) Vaudeville."

#1 Does anyone know what theater this is? (the best clue is probably the Corinthian column on the left)

#2 Is the little girl, third from the left, a very young Judy Garland? I ask because the sign says 'GARLAND'
...and she kind of looks like a miniature Judy.

photo found HERE

_

KO was the Keith Orpheum, a vaudeville circuit. The Los Angeles theater was the Orpheum which had formerly been the Grand Opera House. It was leased by the Keith Orpheum Circuit in 1894 . The circuit later became Radio Keith Orpheum, or RKO in about 1928. Spacing of the lettering in the part of the vaudeville sign would indicate that the letter "R" for radio preceded the K and O, so the date would have been some time after 1928.

HossC Sep 5, 2018 4:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 8304083)

Seems like the theatre would be the RKO Hillstreet--gone now from the swc of Hill & 8th (there's a Shake Shack there now)...although I can't find a corresponding Corinthian column in any views online. The movie advertised at left appears to be "Ladies Must Play" with Dorothy Sebastian, released August 1, 1930...which would be before the Gumm sisters became the Garland sisters ca 1935 (and then broke up).

I originally posted a modified version of this image in post #27557 to celebrate 8 million views. It clearly shows one of the columns in the foyer of the RKO Theatre in 1931. There are also references to Vaudeville acts.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...audeville1.jpg
Huntington Digital Library

Tourmaline Sep 5, 2018 4:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 8304083)
Seems like the theatre would be the RKO Hillstreet--gone now from the swc of Hill & 8th (there's a Shake Shack there now)...although I can't find a corresponding Corinthian column in any views online. The movie advertised at left appears to be "Ladies Must Play" with Dorothy Sebastian, released August 1, 1930...which would be before the Gumm sisters became the Garland sisters ca 1935 (and then broke up).


Sisters, Gumm. Unk dates.

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-tQnIZcKHV...a4iko1_500.jpghttps://2.bp.blogspot.com/-tQnIZcKHV...a4iko1_500.jpg



https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-RTGPKo28k...mm_Sisters.jpghttps://4.bp.blogspot.com/-RTGPKo28k...mm_Sisters.jpg


https://greatentertainersarchives.bl...m-sisters.html

AlvaroLegido Sep 5, 2018 4:33 PM

Chestmere Apartments
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 8303989)

Islandora/UCLA/LA Daily News Negatives


In this photo of the police investigating the accident, we see the St. Omer at 123 N. Grand on the north side of the warehouse:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...m.jpg~original

Islandora/UCLA/LA Daily News Negatives

Thanks Flyingwedge : this car crash gave us the oportunity to have a frontal view from the first time on NLA (I'm almost certain) of this stretch of North Grand Avenue. We had only side views (with this garage front) from aerials or from far on Court Hill being cleared. The dark building on the right is the Chestmere Apartments at 202 North Grand Avenue and Court Street. One of the last to survive on this area. I remember wanting to see what was in the distance behind the car which starts at Grand and Second in the famous 1940s short movie « A Drive through Bunker Hill » and never could... until now.


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