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ethereal_reality Nov 3, 2015 10:28 PM

:previous: I am completely surprised the old Wilmington Bowl building still stands!
I'd really like to find a photograph of the interior.

-good research Hoss.
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http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...911/I6hdMM.jpg
Torrance Herald, Jan. 2, 1947

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HossC Nov 3, 2015 11:12 PM

:previous:

From 'Boxing in the Los Angeles Area, 1880-2005' by Tracy Callis And Chuck Johnston, here's the interior of the original Wilmington Bowl.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4.jpg~original
books.google.com

I also found another picture of the later building.

"Crowd Standing Outside Wilmington Bowl at Afl Anti-Communism Rally"

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...5.jpg~original
http://www.allposters.com

ethereal_reality Nov 4, 2015 1:38 AM

re: Hoss' discovery of the extant Wilmington Bowl building.


Even the Daily Breeze blog doesn't realize the 1940s era Wilmington Bowl is still standing.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...908/AOTKEP.jpg



Here's an excerpt from their article on Gorgeous George. (the second paragraph)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...905/zDWcbv.jpg
http://blogs.dailybreeze.com/history...awthorne-home/

-maybe you should contact them Hoss & let them know the building still stands. ;)
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ethereal_reality Nov 4, 2015 1:54 AM

Gorgeous George's wife Betty running her fingers through his golden locks [c.1950]

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...907/vmLOTH.jpg
http://www.wwf4ever.de/Gorgeous_George-125-hof.php

:previous: I really like his tie, I believe it had an orchid drawn on it.
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*I was right about the necktie....I just found this.

Apparently GG was especially fond of orchids.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...905/j1ZvZR.jpg
http://www.gorgeousgeorgebook.com/

Believe it or not, at one point in time he was known as "The Human Orchid". -say whaaat?

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HossC Nov 4, 2015 2:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7222075)

re: Hoss' discovery of the extant Wilmington Bowl building.

Even the Daily Breeze blog doesn't realize the 1940s era Wilmington Bowl is still standing.

I saw that article while I was looking for interior pictures.

While cross-referencing the vintage pictures with current aerial views, I spotted a small building just south of the Right Step Hotel. It caught my eye because it's at a slight angle to E Ananheim Street. In all the recent GSV images it's hidden by the trucks that are for sale in the yard, but then I went back to 2011. The structure now being used as an office looks like its the surviving base of Earl's Litehouse. The dark red building in the background is the Right Step Hotel.

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

Here's e_r's original picture for comparison.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...908/bBgsAy.jpg
http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-fas...-48389383.html

ethereal_reality Nov 4, 2015 2:14 AM

:previous: You found the base to the mutant coffee pot!!

-even the diamond shapes are visible. (circled in red below)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...907/zZ4jba.jpg

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...903/7D05B0.jpg

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Tetsu Nov 4, 2015 4:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7217041)
I managed to successfully merge the second and third images into the panorama below.
As e_r would say, be sure to scroll right :). ----------->

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4.jpg~original
USC Digital Library/USC Digital Library

I couldn't get the third picture to merge, but thought I should include it anyway. It fits on the left of the other two.
Originally, this image was quite washed-out. I've done my best to improve the contrast.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...5.jpg~original
USC Digital Library

An amazing photo stitch! I noticed something in the third photo that Hoss wasn't able to merge. That house at right just below center, I guess that's the west side of Hill north of Temple, seems to have a twin that still stands in Lincoln Heights:

http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/...psnp83mqcj.jpg
http://i1312.photobucket.com/albums/...psybzp7dr1.jpgGSV

I spotted it some months ago while driving around. I have some decent pics of it somewhere that I took with my phone but I can't find them. I would've thought that it was the same house and it was moved there, but it looks like the door and window on the porch are arranged opposite of the house in Hoss' pic. I know little houses like these were built all the time with prefab floorplans, just cool to see a survivor like this that's obviously pretty old.

ethereal_reality Nov 4, 2015 5:06 AM

I happened across this photograph tonight on eBay.

"Elk's Parade, Los Angeles 1921."

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

Lots of people wearing hats.
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ethereal_reality Nov 4, 2015 5:18 AM

...and I just found this as well.

Another R. H. Rood snapshot from the 1920s.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...905/GL5bP2.jpg
eBay

:previous: I'm still trying to decipher all of Rood's writing. (especially the words at the bottom of the picture)

That said, I'm mostly curious about the location. Does anyone recognize that mountain in the distance?
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tovangar2 Nov 4, 2015 6:00 AM

Rood photo
 
:previous:

"Rebuilt from Regal Coupe.
1st St & Hill Street Police Garage before Police Dept took over garage - while building new City Hall for Council cars.

Rarin to go"

CityBoyDoug Nov 4, 2015 7:06 AM

Drive-In
 
Now you guys got me doin it... :previous: . :previous:

Couple ordering some food, sitting in a Buick, Century and served by a lady with a big feather in her cap.
Somewhere in Hollywood - 1954.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...pstzrxvejl.jpg
LIFE

Two more for the road.... :previous:....:previous:

tovangar2 Nov 4, 2015 8:09 AM

J.W. Gillette home
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tetsu (Post 7222308)
I noticed something in the third photo that Hoss wasn't able to merge.


I also noticed in that photo tetsu, the one-time home of J.W. Gillette (lower left, collanaded, east-facing porch, squared-off gable), builder of Angels Flight for Col Eddy. It has been engulfed by urbanization (Mount Lee and Mount Hollywood back the scene).

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7217041)

Thx for posting this Hoss.

A closer view (a bit earlier than the one above):
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-q...4%252520PM.jpg
uscdl (detail)

An even closer view of some of the shops:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-c...4%252520PM.jpg
uscdl (detail)

Back in 1878-1879 the Gillette home was in a very suburban setting. Hill St, coming down off Court Hill, is a lane at best. The Horticultural Pavilion (Ezra Kysor, 1879), on Fort Moore Hill, is at upper right, just nearing completion:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5...2%252520PM.jpg
seaver center

In 1871 this area was truly rural, even though it was close to town. A little lane runs north from Temple to reach the ten-acre Protestant cemetery:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-B...2%252520AM.jpg
ucla dl augustus koch (detail)

The in-between stage, 1892. Temple street frontages have been graded and Hill Street is now a proper, if somewhat disjointed, street.
The Protestant cemetery has been reduced to a five-acre remnant:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7...9%252520PM.jpg
uscdl (detail)

The Gillette home. A detail from the photo above:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-v...0%252520AM.jpg
uscdl (detail)

322 Temple was demolished and replaced with a garage in 1919/1920.

The two homes on the north side of Temple, just west of Hill St also appear in all three photos.



The Gillette home site is now within the footprint of the current Hall of Records.

AlvaroLegido Nov 4, 2015 8:01 PM

semi-fictional
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Beaudry (Post 4854795)

Not the only place they shot rear projection, I think: there's this great scene in the drug store -- City Hall prominent in the bg, almost tooo prominent, if you ask me -- look at the way the painted line ends. Looks a little off, don't it?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3364/...35258a89_o.jpg

The drugstore is fictional but matches one of these shops on Temple Street.

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7222439)

A closer view (a bit earlier than the one above):
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-q...4%252520PM.jpg
uscdl (detail)

An even closer view of some of the shops:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-c...4%252520PM.jpg
uscdl (detail)


HossC Nov 4, 2015 8:11 PM

This is the office of architect Craig Ellwood, designed by Craig Ellwood. Under the main name it says "Emiel Becsky Architect Associate". It's Julius Shulman's "Job 757: Craig Ellwood, Craig Ellwood Offices (Los Angeles, Calif.),1950".

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

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

I like the way the sign crosses the glass.

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

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4.jpg~original

All from Getty Research Institute

Craig Ellwood (born Jon Nelson Burke) seems to have been quite a flamboyant character, so I was surprised that I couldn't easily find an address for this building. From putting together scraps of information, my best guess is 1710-1714 Westwood Boulevard. Property websites give a build date of 1950, which is consistent with the photographs. If the current building is the same as the one in the pictures above, it's been altered quite a bit, but the overall dimensions are about right, and the end walls appear to match.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...5.jpg~original
GSV

There's plenty online about Craig Ellwood - here are a few sites to get you started:

wikipedia.org
ncmodernist.org
la.curbed.com

GaylordWilshire Nov 4, 2015 8:25 PM

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-K....bmp.jpg?gl=US


Somewhere along the way here we've run into Pearl Morton-- though I don't remember that she once had girls turning tricks in the old courthouse. Here's something interesting via a post by Wm Deverell in The Huntington's 'Verso' blog:

http://huntingtonblogs.org/2015/11/n...-in-the-1890s/

ethereal_reality Nov 4, 2015 9:36 PM

:previous: Amazing story! I've never heard of purified extract of turkey opium before.
-thanks for the link GW.

By coincidence, I happened across this fine photograph of the old courthouse on eBay last night.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...903/HtT193.jpg

you can bid on it here.
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/B-W-8X10-PHOT...4AAOSwYIdWFbZu

tovangar2 Nov 4, 2015 10:27 PM

Craig Ellwood office /Shamshiri Grill
 
Well done Hoss! It looks like it could be restored with no trouble at all (I hope that happens someday. Ellwood's a favorite of mine. This building is near where I live. I never would have guessed its history and pedigree):


Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7223185)
This is the office of architect Craig Ellwood, designed by Craig Ellwood. Under the main name it says "Emiel Becsky Architect Associate". It's Julius Shulman's "Job 757: Craig Ellwood, Craig Ellwood Offices (Los Angeles, Calif.),1950".

All from Getty Research Institute

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

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8...2%252520PM.jpg
gsv

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7223185)

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-a...7%252520PM.jpg
gsv

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-M...9%252520PM.jpg

Thx for the links too.

ethereal_reality Nov 5, 2015 12:36 AM

'mystery' monument.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...905/N5I3LI.jpg
google_earth


I noticed this rocket-like "pillar" on a triangular piece of land off the northeast corner of Evergreen Cemetery.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...905/IZAj3g.jpg
gsv

Does anyone know what it represents? (there are several plaques, but they're too small to read from the google-mobile)
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But that's not all.

A few feet away from the pillar is this odd vent-like thingy (there's an opening at the top)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...911/Q60Pe6.jpg
detail / gsv

For the life of me I can't figure out what is it.




When I viewed it from this angle (below) I thought it might be an emergency vent related to the large tanks across the street. (but I admit that's a wild guess)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...908/jxjBXO.jpg
detail / gsv


Here's one last look at both the thingy and the pillar.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...903/2tmOPi.jpg
gsv
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ethereal_reality Nov 5, 2015 12:49 AM

Hoss' discovery of the Wilmington Bowl yesterday (or was it the day before?) piqued my interest in the area.

Here's the "Women's Club, Wilmington Calif." [no address]

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...633/KXtk4S.jpg
found earlier today on eBay

I have no idea whether this is still standing or not. (maybe it's someone's home by now)
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HossC Nov 5, 2015 1:23 AM

:previous:

The 1946 San Pedro CD lists a Womans Club at 1101 Lakme Avenue, Wilmington. It's been modified, but still looks like a pretty good match.

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

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

Both GSV


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