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Those Who Squirm! Oct 17, 2013 4:04 AM

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Originally Posted by unihikid (Post 6305129)
im 100% sure thats wrigley stadium in the background.none of the buildings seem to be beverly/fairfax adjacent style.

Wait, you mean we had a Wrigley Stadium here, too?

ProphetM Oct 17, 2013 5:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Blaster (Post 6305247)
A reminder of the ultra-modern architecture of Bullock's Pasadena circa 1947 (yes, 1947!)
http://imageshack.us/a/img707/8948/oh8l.jpg
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=4681




I haven't been down Lake Avenue in a few years but the structure is still there, isn't it? As Macy's for a time and other shops, restaurants -- a national landmark, I believe.

Yes - still there, still Macy's, and still looking pretty much the same. I won't post a streetview pic; there are too many shade trees lining the sidewalks for any kind of decent view of more than just small portions. Those 3 palms trees are still there, too.

GaylordWilshire Oct 17, 2013 12:05 PM

:previous:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-T...2520AM.bmp.jpgssilberman 1949


More on Bullock's-Pasadena:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=4627

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=4632

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=4651

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=4680

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=4752

HossC Oct 17, 2013 2:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Those Who Squirm (Post 6305325)
Wait, you mean we had a Wrigley Stadium here, too?

Quote:

Originally Posted by mdiederi (Post 5349731)
Wrigley Field
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrigley...Los_Angeles%29

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ng_Day_LOW.jpg
Wrigley Field's opening in 1925, a full year before the Cub's stadium in Chicago changed its name to "Wrigley Field".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Wr...ng_Day_LOW.jpg

More posts on Wrigley Field:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=4259

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=4260

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=4262

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=8039

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=16344

dragonsky Oct 17, 2013 2:35 PM

Video Link

gdunn2 Oct 17, 2013 2:42 PM

[QUOTE=ethereal_reality;6304967]I know several of our members were taken to Bullock's Pasadena by their mothers when they were children.
http://imageshack.us/a/img600/2124/r5et.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img593/4526/96hc.jpg
ebay

Do any of you remember having lunch there? please tell-
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Oh Yes. You dressed for that outing. For me at age 6 it was a suit and tie. Nothing like being uncomfortable in a wool suit and having to be on your best behavior. You knew you had crossed the line when mom "gave you that look" I did not enjoy going because I'd rather be playing with my friends. I still have memories of these outings 60 years later. I always ordered the PB&J. I recall it came with the crust trimmed from the bread and sliced into four sections on the diagional. More like four little finger sandwiches.

The big deal at Bullock's Pasadena was the day after Christmas sell. I went along for one of those adventures. I remember all of the women were outside awaiting for the doors to open. When opened I was pushed out of the way and knocked to the ground from the women rushing through the door! I remember a lot of screaming and shouting too.

Gary Dunn
Lind, WA.

ethereal_reality Oct 17, 2013 4:49 PM

:previous: Great memories! Thanks for sharing gdunn2.

ethereal_reality Oct 17, 2013 5:26 PM

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Originally Posted by dragonsky (Post 6305673)

:previous: This trailer is absolutely beautiful. It almost makes me wish the movie was filmed in black and white...almost.
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Los Angeles 1905
http://imageshack.us/a/img18/7990/li47.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img39/4287/q9zc.jpg
ebay
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HossC Oct 17, 2013 6:08 PM

:previous:

The 1909 City Directory has a listing for a plumber named John M. Eustace at 830 Ceres Avenue. I wonder if that's the J. Eustace in the picture. The shop in the picture seems to be numbered 708.

MartinTurnbull Oct 17, 2013 7:44 PM

Finally found: the scale model of the Garden of Allah Hotel
 
As a regular peruser and occasional contributor to this wonderful page, I've noticed some interest in the now long-gone Garden of Allah Hotel which stood at 8152 Sunset Blvd (or 8150 or 8080 depending on who you're listening to) from 1927 to 1959.

When the hotel was razed to make way for an eyesore of a mini mall, a scale model was built and put on display in the (then) Lytton Savings bank that still stands there today (albeit under a different name.)

I've been trying to track down that model, ever optimistic that it still existed and recently I found that it did and the guy who has it kindly let me see it.

I thought fans of this website might like to see some of the photos I took. Here are four of them:

http://imageshack.us/a/img36/9554/xi08.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img22/1007/oeq2.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img31/3235/59mt.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img46/8336/0fy2.jpg

You can see more photos and some 20-second footage I took on the post I added yesterday to my blog:

http://martinturnbull.wordpress.com/...l-scale-model/

And for a history of the building (this year marks the 100th anniversary of construction of the original building that became Alla Nazimova's movie star mansion which then evolved into the Garden of Allah Hotel, you can check out this post:

http://martinturnbull.wordpress.com/...-angeles-icon/

Hope you guys find it of some interest!

Martin Turnbull

ethereal_reality Oct 17, 2013 7:56 PM

:previous: This is a wonderful discovery Martin! Thanks for posting your photos here on noirish.


-plus: I really enjoyed reading your blog entry on your find.
http://martinturnbull.wordpress.com/...l-scale-model/
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ethereal_reality Oct 17, 2013 8:30 PM

Now it's Tea Time at Bullock's Pasadena.
http://imageshack.us/a/img600/8734/tj43.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img22/4702/kdik.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img820/9599/u6k2.jpgebay
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HossC Oct 17, 2013 9:09 PM

11/26/37: A fissure has appeared in Elysian Park - "geogolists" are looking into it :).

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...LAFissure1.jpg
http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...LAFissure2.jpg
Ebay

ethereal_reality Oct 17, 2013 9:20 PM

http://imageshack.us/a/img703/506/k3gm.jpg
http://uofmentalphysics.wordpress.co...dwin-j-dingle/

http://imageshack.us/a/img713/8334/i3r1.jpg
ebay


213 S. Hobart Ave. then
http://imageshack.us/a/img834/4102/ohmz.jpg
http://www.jtrcc.org/storage/TIMELIN....%20Dingle.pdf



213 S. Hobart Avenue now
http://imageshack.us/a/img822/9247/75ik.jpg
GSV
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I just found this
http://imageshack.us/a/img855/1752/7zzs.jpghttp://imageshack.us/a/img812/7135/omfb.jpg
http://www.archives.com/1940-census/...le-ca-32153937

ethereal_reality Oct 17, 2013 10:15 PM

Largest gas tank in the world at the time 1926
http://imageshack.us/a/img40/7966/7qy8.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img9/8064/gpzu.jpg
ebay

Does anyone know where this behemoth was located?

-notice the small house at it's base. How would you have liked to live in the shadow of this thing? -pretty frightening.
also interesting is the 'Hermosa' billboard.

HossC Oct 17, 2013 10:24 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6306458)

Back in 1935/6, 213 S Hobart Blvd was also known as "The Church Invisible". The picture below is one of five views of the same intersection - click the USC link below to see all of them.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...AInvisible.jpg
USC Digital Library/rescarta.lapl.org

GaylordWilshire Oct 17, 2013 11:03 PM

"You see it was believed by the Tibetan monks that Dr. Dingle was the reincarnation of a lama who had passed on, apparently at a young age. Dr. Dingle was given the Tibetan name Ding Le Mei."

Everything you ever wanted to know about Ding Le Mei and then some:


http://www.planetlightworker.com/art...o/article1.htm

http://www.jtrcc.org/blog/2010/3/2/f...ua-tree-r.html

http://www.visionmagazine.com/archiv...ates_city.html


Well, I hate to post anything without a picture. The only thing with "ding" in it that turns up at the LAPL is this picture, which looks promising and a lot more fun than a reincarnated lama...


http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics44/00056746.jpg
Per the LAPL: "The Dominican luxury craft rocked and rolled today after an all-night cork-popping, girlie-giggling wing-ding, hosted by Rafael Trujillo. Photo dated: June 21, 1958."

ethereal_reality Oct 17, 2013 11:14 PM

:previous: That is one crazy-ass photo & caption. lol GW.
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Scully Building, 725 E. Washington Blvd.
http://imageshack.us/a/img36/2883/4wf2.jpg
GSV



-entrance with impressive canopy.
http://imageshack.us/a/img607/832/2gmw.jpg
detail/GSV
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CityBoyDoug Oct 17, 2013 11:20 PM

Sea Cloud still sails in 2013
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 6306591)
"You see it was believed by the Tibetan monks that Dr. Dingle was the reincarnation of a lama who had passed on, apparently at a young age. Dr. Dingle was given the Tibetan name Ding Le Mei."

Everything you ever wanted to know about Ding Le Mei and then some:


http://www.planetlightworker.com/art...o/article1.htm

http://www.jtrcc.org/blog/2010/3/2/f...ua-tree-r.html

http://www.visionmagazine.com/archiv...ates_city.html


Well, I hate to post anything without a picture. The only thing with "ding" in it that turns up at the LAPL is this picture, which looks promising and a lot more fun than a reincarnated lama...


http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics44/00056746.jpg
Per the LAPL: "The Dominican luxury craft rocked and rolled today after an all-night cork-popping, girlie-giggling wing-ding, hosted by Rafael Trujillo. Photo dated: June 21, 1958."


ex. "Hussar", - ex. "Sea Cloud", - ex. "IX-99", ex. "Angelita", - ex- "Patria, ex, "Antarna", .....now back... to "Sea Cloud"


She was built in Germany in 1931 to American millionaire Hutton and named "Hussar".
She became the biggest privately owned sailing yacht ever built.
In connection with a divorce, Hutton handed over the "Hussar" to his ex. wife, who renamed her "Sea Cloud".
Through the connections of Mrs. Hutton, the "Sea Cloud" became a floating diplomatic palace in Leningrad, serving the US Ambassador to Russia, and in that capacity "Sea Cloud" saw many prominent guests, - including crowned heads.

Earl Boebert Oct 18, 2013 12:32 AM

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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 6306612)

ex. "Hussar", - ex. "Sea Cloud", - ex. "IX-99", ex. "Angelita", - ex- "Patria, ex, "Antarna", .....now back... to "Sea Cloud"


She was built in Germany in 1931 to American millionaire Hutton and named "Hussar".
She became the biggest privately owned sailing yacht ever built.
In connection with a divorce, Hutton handed over the "Hussar" to his ex. wife, who renamed her "Sea Cloud".
Through the connections of Mrs. Hutton, the "Sea Cloud" became a floating diplomatic palace in Leningrad, serving the US Ambassador to Russia, and in that capacity "Sea Cloud" saw many prominent guests, - including crowned heads.

You can cruise on her today:

www.seacloud.com

Cheers,

Earl


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