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mrfredmertz Oct 17, 2015 1:32 AM

Anyone notice Mary Miles Minter and William Desmond (Taylor) are listed on the same sign at the Hollywood Bowl?

tovangar2 Oct 17, 2015 1:56 AM

:previous:


I think that listing may refer to William Desmond


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Thx rick m, I knew it wasn't 1st and Hill but was confused about where it was.

ethereal_reality Oct 17, 2015 4:51 PM

:previous: I thought it was William Desmond Taylor on that actor's benefit sign as well. Thanks for the correction t2.


Quote:

Originally Posted by rood68 (Post 7200781)
I have a Bebe Daniels archive so Im glad I did get two bebe daniels photos.

rood68: In case you missed it, here is an amateur snapshot of Bebe Daniels I posted back in December of 2014.
(maybe this is one you own)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...903/mqv4AN.jpg
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=24972


below: all kinds of writing on the back.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...912/lIzSQv.jpg
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=24972


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ethereal_reality Oct 17, 2015 5:04 PM

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/910/ErwXFz.jpg
eBay



below: The writing on this rooftop appears to say L.A. Riding Academy.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...905/n8PreP.jpg
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trouble is, I'm not sure where the riding academy was located.:(
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There is also this interesting area that resembles a formal garden from this altitude (upper right in the complete aerial at top).

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...912/NUNTwx.jpg
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ethereal_reality Oct 17, 2015 5:15 PM

'mystery' photo.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...912/zUQEBB.jpg
Kevin McCollister, https://thephotobook.wordpress.com/2...st-of-west-la/

Do any of noirish sleuths recognize this entrance?
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ethereal_reality Oct 17, 2015 5:27 PM

Unknown bar, Los Angeles 1940.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...633/pVxqLq.jpg
http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark...r+++++material

This is such a beautiful bar.
-but the Huntington archive has no information on it's location other than Los Angeles.


info:
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...910/JFW8Md.jpg
huntington archive

I thought it might be an ancillary bar at Earl Carroll Theater, but after a google search this bar doesn't match.


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HossC Oct 17, 2015 5:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7201309)

below: The writing on this rooftop appears to say L.A. Riding Academy.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...905/n8PreP.jpg
detail

trouble is, I'm not sure where the riding academy was located.:(

I've rotated the aerial view and stretched it square.

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

The LA Riding Academy was located just south of Beverly Boulevard. You'll find the Cedars Sinai Medical Center there today. There's more info in Martin Pal's post #27193. Here's roughly the same area on Google Maps.

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

ethereal_reality Oct 17, 2015 5:57 PM

:previous: Thanks Hoss. Now that you rotated the aerial, I recognize the oil area that became the site of Beverly Center. -very cool.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...901/uywCcS.jpg

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Here is another striking bar, this one's from 1947 and was located at a private residence in Beverly Hills.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/903/5OYzNA.jpg
http://www.oac.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/...nt/?brand=oac4

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...909/c6VdrN.jpg
http://www.oac.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/...ata&brand=oac4

above: Paul R. Williams?





http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...905/RC7j7v.jpg
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MartinTurnbull Oct 17, 2015 6:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7200730)
Thank goodness for Vibiana. I was just thinking earlier how she's enabled me to get my bearings in so many photos.




PS

CC Pierce's whole triptych is here

That St Vib's steeple is pretty much the only thing I could recognize.

CityBoyDoug Oct 17, 2015 6:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7201328)
Unknown bar, Los Angeles 1940.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...633/pVxqLq.jpg
http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark...r+++++material

This is such a beautiful bar.
-but the Huntington archive has no information on it's location other than Los Angeles.


info:
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...910/JFW8Md.jpg
huntington archive

I thought it might be an ancillary bar at Earl Carroll Theater, but after a google search this bar doesn't match.


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Something is out of kilter here ER. None of Parker's bar photos are at this weird angle....at least that I have seen. Can you post the direct link? Thanks. I would like to investigate more.

ethereal_reality Oct 17, 2015 7:18 PM

CBD,

Here's the link.

http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/compou...id/18289/rec/1

The photograph is hidden among a large group of seemingly unrelated photographs that I plan to post in the near future.(unless someone beats me to it of course ;))
The "unknown bar" is the 16th photograph down the list.

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Godzilla Oct 17, 2015 7:24 PM

To the right of the circumscribed area is the La Cienega oil derrick! :) (Too bad the image was not higher resolution.)




Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7201369)
:previous: I recognize the oil area that became the site of Beverly Center.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...901/uywCcS.jpg

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Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6316969)
:previous:

"La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 1930 Photograph".

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...jpg%7Eoriginal
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ethereal_reality Oct 17, 2015 7:31 PM

:previous: I see can it now. -thanks for pointing that out Godzilla.

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HossC Oct 17, 2015 8:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gsjansen (Post 5290964)

Exterior corner front view of the Samuel Calvert Foy property on December 20, 1919. 7th Street is on the left, and Figureoa on the right, the property being on the northwest corner.

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics24/00061645.jpg
Source: LAPL

We've seen the Foy House many times over the years. The image above is from gsjansen's post #3924. It includes a few other pictures of the house at its original location, which would later be the site of Hoffman Studebaker and then the Statler Hotel.

Here's what Big Orange Landmarks has to say about the Foy House:
Man, talk about a survivor. This house hasn’t had just one location in its Los Angeles history. Not two, nor even three, but four different sites has this home called home. According to Landmarks of Los Angeles by McGrew and Julian, it was built in 1872 at the corner of Seventh and Figueroa (then called Pearl), being moved to Wilshire Boulevard in 1921. It was then relocated to 633 South Witmer Street, and, in 1993, finally wound up at its present spot on Carroll Avenue.
In all the posts about the Foy House, I don't think we've seen it at the South Witmer Street location. Here's Julius Shulman's photo from 1966. The street numbers are clearly visible in "Job 4119: Foy (Mary E.) House (Los Angeles, Calif.), 1966".

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

I posted this recent picture of the Foy House at 1337 Carroll Avenue in post #24967. Notice how the porch has been opened out again on the right. For more information on Mary Foy, see gsjansen's post #3925.

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

In case people feel short-changed with only one Julius Shulman photo, I'm including some from "Job 5926: Miscellaneous Monuments (Los Angeles, Calif.), 1981, 1983". The first is 724 East Edgeware Road.

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

The house is opposite the end of Carroll Avenue, and now very close to the Foy House, although the Foy House didn't reach its current location until a decade after the Shulman picture was taken. It looks like it's had some much needed restoration over the years.

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

From the same Shulman photoset, here's the "Residence and Carriage House" at 841-845 S. Lake Street.

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

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

Both from Getty Research Institute

Here's the main house and carriage house today.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...3.jpg~original
GSV

We've previously visited this house courtesy of tovangar2 in post #10957 and post #10960. They contain a wealth of older photos and modern detail shots, as well as providing the name "Susana Machado Bernard Residence".

ethereal_reality Oct 17, 2015 8:25 PM

:previous: Thanks for posting the Shulman photographs Hoss.

Last week when I was driving the google-mobile in the area looking for the 911 Club I stopped for a quick look-see at 841-845 S. Lake Street.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...909/BWlShT.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...901/f2TyC8.jpg

Retired_in_Texas Oct 17, 2015 10:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7201412)
Something is out of kilter here ER. None of Parker's bar photos are at this weird angle....at least that I have seen. Can you post the direct link? Thanks. I would like to investigate more.


Chiming in on this discussion about a most lovely bar. It would appear to me to have accidentally been included in the group of photos as the only building listed with interior photos is the Joy Yuen Restaurant and it certainly doesn't fit with the other interior shots of the restaurant. The info on the listing mentions the designer as a modern furniture designer, not an architect.

Beyond that I would judge the design of the bar to be of the Streamline Modern era and intended to serve only as a waiter/waitress pickup station (note the absence of bar stools or accommodation for them). It is quite obvious the location had to be a very upscale, high end establishment based upon the bartender attire and the leather covering. It would be most interesting to pair this with an exterior as I'm guessing it would be most unique and original in concept.

ethereal_reality Oct 18, 2015 12:11 AM

:previous:
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...905/rkQ9kJ.jpg
http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/compou...id/18289/rec/1

You made some very good points Retired-In-Texas. I thought I'd go back and take a second look.

I was hoping the bartender had a badge or monogram on his shirt (he doesn't).
Then I noticed the glassware on the top center shelf had insignias or crests, so I zoomed in.

but they're all mix-matched and too difficult to read
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...905/6AV4S3.jpg
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below: I had better luck with the lower right corner.

There's a fancy "knob" with writing on top of the blender that I hadn't noticed.
Better yet, the pretzel jar, which I hadn't noticed before either, has the word JULIE on it (along the bottom).

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...903/O1NKdt.jpg
detail

above: There's also that fancy jug secured in it's wooden holder with a brass name-plate.
If I'm not mistaken, the holder probably tilts so you don't have to remove the jug to pour...right?

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ethereal_reality Oct 18, 2015 5:46 PM

The Hong Kong Café, formerly the Joy Yuen Low.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...633/jy6FvH.jpg
eBay / vintage matchbook





How would you like to step back in time and see the interior of the Joy Yuen Low Café back in February of 1940?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...633/rI5KH3.jpg
http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/compou...id/18289/rec/1



below: An elaborate statue and fountain (I'm not sure where in the interior this was located) -anyone have an idea?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...905/Kk5yZk.jpg
http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/compou...id/18289/rec/1





below: A glimpse of the bar, situated in what appears to be a side room. (near the entrance?)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...907/4iAHg8.jpg
http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/compou...id/18289/rec/1




close-up of the bar.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...909/guX5s1.jpg
detail

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I just happened across this photograph at KCET that shows the second level dining area. [1948]

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...909/KsJOJO.jpg
http://www.kcet.org/living/food/the-...the-years.html



old menu cover, possibly from the 1940s.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...908/2c9t7K.jpg
eBay

After many years as the Hong Kong Café, the Joy Yuen Low building is now the Realm Gift Shop (below).

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...905/wvM27b.jpg
http://greenchidesigns.com/2011/05/g...chinatown-gem/

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HossC Oct 18, 2015 6:13 PM

Here's a trio of poignant photos of Angels Flight taken by Julius Shulman in 1969. They're all from "Job 4490: Angels Flight (Railway) (Los Angeles, Calif.), 1969".

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

This photo had some blank space at the bottom, so I trimmed it and kept it a little larger. With the end of its life at the original location coming to an end, and with an uncertain future, there were obviously cut-backs on the Angels Flight maintenance budget.

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

In the distance, the Northern is the only building still standing on Clay Street.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...3.jpg~original

All from Getty Research Institute

ethereal_reality Oct 18, 2015 6:38 PM

This is fun: New Year's Eve December 31, 1960 at the Ambassador Hotel.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...907/qrkdKS.jpg
eBay



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...905/7OW6MQ.jpg
eBay



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...909/WM6mV2.jpg
eBay



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...907/mq6XxQ.jpg
eBay


below: In addition to the Cocoanut Grove and the Embassy Room, you could also celebrate in the hotel's Palm Bar or the Casino.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...633/27WrIK.jpg
eBay
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