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ethereal_reality Mar 20, 2013 9:22 PM

I just found this advertisement for Troy Laundry (from the Los Angeles Herald April 25, 1890).

http://imageshack.us/a/img580/858/aaadtroy1890a.jpg
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lc...ed-1/seq-3.pdf
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Graybeard Mar 20, 2013 9:31 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6060027)
http://imageshack.us/a/img109/8900/aaadtroy1931.jpg
found on ebay



The Troy Laundry building today. -I wasn't sure until I compared the 2nd floor windows.

http://imageshack.us/a/img580/3416/a...y1931today.jpg
gsv




below: detail of the 14th Street side.

http://imageshack.us/a/img820/1379/a...ry14thstsi.jpg
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The fact that the 1930 drawing is way out of scale doesn't help in identifying it.

tovangar2 Mar 20, 2013 9:47 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6060009)

It certainly doesn't look like a duplex. Does anyone have more information on this house?

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It is a cleverly disguised duplex with four garage spaces:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-V...244%2520PM.jpg
google maps

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-a...821%2520PM.jpg
zillow

And a very Happy Equinox (equal night) to everyone. The first day of spring in the US and mid-spring in Britain and Europe and elsewhere. The full moon (on the 27th) after the Vernal Equinox is the Planting Moon/Easter. (Christians delay celebrations until the first, or second, if one's Orthodox, Sunday after that.) Worldwide events are happy excuses for over-doing it and nice reminders of our commonality :-)

ethereal_reality Mar 20, 2013 10:12 PM

The Los Angeles Herald March 17, 1910

http://imageshack.us/a/img849/6332/aabbungalowfree1.jpg
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lc...rRange&page=13




http://imageshack.us/a/img580/5899/a...wfreetoday.jpg
gsv
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Chuckaluck Mar 20, 2013 10:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 6059223)

Fascinating write-up. Wondered if I hadn't seen Stronghold Steve before, although he does look like he could be related to Saving Sam.;) He shows little sign of aging . . . . .


2007 - "Stronghold Merchants Mart, Abbot Kinney St. Venice CA"
http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1169/1...23c_z.jpg?zz=1http://www.flickr.com/photos/74761448@N00/1465889312/

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Jqg2JH0F6F...tronghold1.jpghttp://vivianwashere.blogspot.com/20...tronghold.html

ethereal_reality Mar 20, 2013 10:27 PM

:previous: I didn't see your post until after I posted my measly ad below.

Very interesting earlier post Flyingwedge. I found this Stronghold ad this afternoon.

http://imageshack.us/a/img707/756/aaadstronghold.jpg
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lc...rRange&page=13
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MichaelRyerson Mar 20, 2013 10:29 PM

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8378/8...64ebee10_o.png
Felix Chevrolet Chevy in Broadway Arcade Building, Southern California, 1926

USC digital archive/Dick Whittington Photography Collection, 1924-1987

Chuckaluck Mar 20, 2013 11:47 PM

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Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 6059597)

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8232/8...aa7edd3c_o.png
Estelle Ettere & Goodrich Silvertowne grease guns, Southern California, 1931

Sometimes it takes a gooseneck to reach the squeak.
USC digital archive/Dick Whittington Photography Collection, 1924-1987



http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8508/8...8fa5ea22_o.png
Meter-ice with Thora Waverly, Southern California, 1931

I wish I had more information on this but we'll just have to be satisfied that Thora's a pretty girl and that's a dandy refrigerator.

USC digital archive/Dick Whittington Photography Collection, 1924-1987

The lubrication equipment looks like what I imagine Drs. Wheeler and Brinkley might have kept on their kitchen operating tables. Maybe just as clean too.



Pretty sure I once used a Zerozone, but it had even less usable storage space than Thora's demo model and required constant defrosting.

Thora Waverly appeared in the 1930 "Vagabond King," featuring Warner Oland. Is it possible that title is on a marquee in one or two photos in this thread? :shrug: Thora reminds me of actress Judy Greer.:rolleyes:
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Old-Advertisi...!FC!~~60_3.JPGEbay http://static.tvgcdn.net/MediaBin/Ga...udy-greer1.jpghttps://www.google.com/search?q=judy...95%3B218%3B150

tovangar2 Mar 20, 2013 11:52 PM

Southern California All-Year Club Ads
 
It was the ballyhoo of The All-Year Club of Southern California that Danny Devito's voice-over was debunking during the title sequence of "L.A. Confidential". The All-Year Club was in overdrive for decades, publishing ads, brochures, maps, etc.. Read too much of this stuff at once and risk a diabetic coma.

All-Year Club 1941 ad:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-g...925%2520PM.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1941-Ad-All-...p2047675.l2557
(click the link for a legible copy)

1929:
http://www.amazon.com/Southern-Calif.../dp/B0067QS5R6

1936:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/vieille...es/4009045446/

1958:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1958-All-Yea...item2328d6ef24

Nathan Masters has more:
http://www.kcet.org/updaily/socal_fo...ummerland.html

GaylordWilshire Mar 21, 2013 12:18 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6060169)


ER: A post right up my alley. It's great to see the house and its clinker brick seemingly unchanged after 113 years.

Flyingwedge Mar 21, 2013 1:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuckaluck (Post 6060176)
Wondered if I hadn't seen Stronghold Steve before, although he does look like he could be related to Saving Sam.;) He shows little sign of aging . . . . .

2007 - "Stronghold Merchants Mart, Abbot Kinney St. Venice CA"
http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1169/1...23c_z.jpg?zz=1http://www.flickr.com/photos/74761448@N00/1465889312/

Good eye, Chuck! Steve looks like he's either holding his breath or getting ready to spit out a mouthful of water.

MichaelRyerson Mar 21, 2013 1:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuckaluck (Post 6060296)
The lubrication equipment looks like what I imagine Drs. Wheeler and Brinkley might have kept on their kitchen operating tables. Maybe just as clean too.



Pretty sure I once used a Zerozone, but it had even less usable storage space than Thora's demo model and required constant defrosting.

Thora Waverly appeared in the 1930 "Vagabond King," featuring Warner Oland. Is it possible that title is on a marquee in one or two photos in this thread? :shrug: Thora reminds me of actress Judy Greer.:rolleyes:
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Old-Advertisi...!FC!~~60_3.JPGEbay http://static.tvgcdn.net/MediaBin/Ga...udy-greer1.jpghttps://www.google.com/search?q=judy...95%3B218%3B150

wow, they do a lot alike. could be related, even.

Mr.Swink Mar 21, 2013 1:22 AM

ER, A bit more detail.
 
ER, since I live close by to the La Marquise I thought I snap a few better resolution shots.

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w...quissedoor.jpg

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w...uissafront.jpg

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w...quisaatall.jpg

ethereal_reality Mar 21, 2013 1:34 AM

:previous: Oh man, that's so great Mr. Swink! Thank you

tovangar2 Mar 21, 2013 1:52 AM

The Marquise Apartments
 
Gorgeous Mr Swink! As the Marquise was built in '31 that could be Malibu Tile. And what an outstanding front door! Great entry. Wonderful photos :-)

GaylordWilshire Mar 21, 2013 2:38 AM

http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/6059/535complete.jpgLAT


http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/5...5opendated.jpgLAT

tovangar2 Mar 21, 2013 3:22 AM

Marquise and Chandelle
 
Still standing and still connected. Nice.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-H...128%2520PM.jpg
gsv

Chuckaluck Mar 21, 2013 4:01 AM

Nice trunks! Non-native eucalyptus?



1939 - Shangri-la
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...UAEAR5PMGG.jpgCalStLib


1940 -Shangri-La
http://www.jacksonfineart.com/images...rgest/3503.jpghttp://www.jacksonfineart.com/Julius-Shulman-3503.html



'58
http://digital.smpl.org/utils/ajaxhe...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digital.smpl.org/cdm/singleit.../id/2050/rec/5

AlvaroLegido Mar 21, 2013 10:17 AM

Down Apablaza 1924
 
For Noirishers who want to feel like being in Old Chinatown, ask for :

YouTube
Stan Laurel Mandarin Mix up 1924


In the last scene of this silent movie, we are in Apablaza Street - just east after the first alley (without name ?) which goes up to the downtown railroad depot. We are looking west, with the trees and the roofs of the houses of the Plaza higher than the houses on Apablaza. We even see a car driving south on Alameda. And it lasts for several minutes ! What a discovery ! (to me at least...)

MichaelRyerson Mar 21, 2013 5:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlvaroLegido (Post 6060781)
For Noirishers who want to feel like being in Old Chinatown, ask for :

YouTube
Stan Laurel Mandarin Mix up 1924


In the last scene of this silent movie, we are in Apablaza Street - just east after the first alley (without name ?) which goes up to the downtown railroad depot. We are looking west, with the trees and the roofs of the houses of the Plaza higher than the houses on Apablaza. We even see a car driving south on Alameda. And it lasts for several minutes ! What a discovery ! (to me at least...)

Thanks, that was fun. always vaguely disappointed in how the old ones don't age all that well, some cringeworthy moments in here but some nice business, too. interesting to see people (and vehicles) moving through streets we've spent so many hours studying in static photographs. eerie even. found myself surfing around some of the other Stan Laurel shorts, looking in the background set-ups for familiar buildings, hills and horizons. I think there may be enough material to do another post of screen captures.


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