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ethereal_reality Nov 12, 2018 6:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlvaroLegido (Post 8376609)
Grateful tribute from France to Mr Lawrence Barr !

Thank you AlvaroLegido. I really appreciate that.

ethereal_reality Nov 12, 2018 7:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 8376625)

Also, thank you for posting that photo of your Grandfather from WWI, celebrating the end of WWI 100 years ago yesterday!

Your family called him Poppy and poppies were also used as a symbol for the end of the war.

https://imageshack.com/a/img924/4646/iqpfSI.gif
THANK YOU MARTIN PAL

ethereal_reality Nov 12, 2018 7:05 PM

Here's a 'mystery' building I rediscovered last night in an old file of mine.

Does anyone recognize it?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/SOFGPU.jpg
could be from ebay...lapl...usc...ucla...?

I had it labeled "Earthquake damage, possibly Santa Monica Blvd."

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ovens Nov 13, 2018 12:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8376643)
Here's a 'mystery' building I found last night in an old file of mine.

Does anyone recognize it?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/SOFGPU.jpg
could be from ebay...lapl...usc...ucla...?

I had it labeled "Earthquake damage, possibly Santa Monica Blvd."

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Richard Thomas Production Studios


I was cruising TESSA this afternoon, and saw the building -- and I remembered it from your post!

Feels good haha

ethereal_reality Nov 13, 2018 12:32 AM

Thank you ovens!

Quote:

Originally Posted by TESSA
The building was demolished in March 1994 after it was damaged by the 1994 Northridge earthquake.

Description Exterior view of the Richard Thomas Production Studios, located at 5823 Santa Monica Blvd.

John Boy...that Richard Thomas?

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ethereal_reality Nov 13, 2018 1:11 AM

Last week when I was on my quixotic quest to find Amelia's stupid ol' carob tree

I happened upon this interesting photograph in the USC Digital Archives

The USC label is a bit confusing. (the question mark is theirs)

Toluca Lake community (?) in North Hollywood, once Lankershim, San Fernando Valley 1894

possibly a repeat for nla.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/U69DxX.jpg
USC [the site is really slow tonight] I'll post the direct link later.

USC goes on to say "with the mountains visible in the background"...which isn't much help. So my question is: Is that the back of Mt. Lee on the left?
(in other words, are we looking southish?)


USC also says the building in the distance [with the bell tower] is the old Lankershim School. (I thought it was a church)

I guess that's a weather vane on top and not a cross.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/9vMxMh.jpg
DETAIL

SOOOOO....where was the old Lankershim school located? :shrug:

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And finally...I'd like to point out something peculiar that caught my eye.

Take a look at the vines hanging from the awnings.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/qDbWC3.jpg
DETAIL

GOOD for privacy / BAD if you want to see out your window.
I believe I pointed out something similar a few months ago..at a different location.


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BillinGlendaleCA Nov 13, 2018 3:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8376989)
Last week when I was on my quixotic quest to find Amelia's stupid ol' carob tree

I happened upon this interesting photograph in the USC Digital Archives

The USC label is a bit confusing. (the question mark is theirs)

Toluca Lake community (?) in North Hollywood, once Lankershim, San Fernando Valley 1894

possibly a repeat for nla.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/U69DxX.jpg
USC [the site is really slow tonight] I'll post the direct link later.

USC goes on to say "with the mountains visible in the background"...which isn't much help. So my question is: Is that the back of Mt. Lee on the left?
(in other words, are we looking southish?)

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Yes the photo is looking south, but Mt. Lee is actually out of the frame to the left. The mountains you do see is Caheunga Peak on the left and Burbank Peak(it's the one with the "Tree of Life" or "Wisdom Tree" on it's summit) further right before the drop off to Caheunga Pass.

ScottyB Nov 13, 2018 7:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8376989)
Last week when I was on my quixotic quest to find Amelia's stupid ol' carob tree

I happened upon this interesting photograph in the USC Digital Archives

The USC label is a bit confusing. (the question mark is theirs)

Toluca Lake community (?) in North Hollywood, once Lankershim, San Fernando Valley 1894

possibly a repeat for nla.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/U69DxX.jpg
USC [the site is really slow tonight] I'll post the direct link later.



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Here is a link to Nathan Masters' post about the area.

Tikiman Nov 13, 2018 8:30 AM

Odd Hollywood Architecture
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=uuCjQrGKPpU I came across this post by Scott Rosenberg on Youtube that shows some great shots of 1920s Hollywood and thought I would share. I don't recall seeing this on NLA before so forgive me if it had.

Martin Pal Nov 13, 2018 6:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tikiman (Post 8377289)
Video Link


I came across this post by Scott Rosenberg on Youtube that shows some great shots of 1920s Hollywood and thought I would share. I don't recall seeing this on NLA before so forgive me if it had.

This is great, Tikiman! I don't recall seeing it before. Thanks for posting it!

It's called "Hollywood the Unusual." One title card says Grauman's Chinese Theatre has just opened so it's c. 1927.

It features lots of mimetic architecture, restaurants, apartment buildings, theatres, houses, gas stations, etc. Many things we've seen in photos and some we have not. There also seems to have been a conscious decision to have at least one person shown in every location which adds a nice touch to the film.

ethereal_reality Nov 13, 2018 11:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BillinGlendaleCA (Post 8377149)
Yes the photo is looking south, but Mt. Lee is actually out of the frame to the left. The mountains you do see is Caheunga Peak on the left and Burbank Peak(it's the one with the "Tree of Life" or "Wisdom Tree" on it's summit) further right before the drop off to Caheunga Pass.

Thank you BillinGlendaleCA. I appreciate the help.

ethereal_reality Nov 13, 2018 11:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Riichkay
Back at the canyon house, the staging of a tableau vivant in the front window:

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/JzkVQp.jpg
LIFE / detail

Several Things:

A. Where is the front window? It's missing.

B. Are they frozen in place just to freak people out?

C. Are they hopped up on goofballs? ;)


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ethereal_reality Nov 14, 2018 1:08 AM

I thought I had posted about this old Marcell Inn sign but all my searches come up empty.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/kCj7ko.jpg
OLD FILE / Ebay?

Is anyone familiar with the Marcell Inn?




UPDATE:

I found just some information [and a couple postcards] on the Avenue of The Sky blog.

"The Marcell Inn - Altadena's Famous Speakeasy Club, 2900 Lincoln Avenue"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/4ue3SF.jpg
avenueofthesky blog.

The Marcell Inn opened in 1922 on Lincoln Avenue and was very popular with the Hollywood crowd, bootleg alcohol
being served along with fine French food, and all that was necessary to find the out-of-the-way location was to look
for the searchlight beacon mounted on a tower on the roof of the Inn.

A beacon.....at a speakeasy? :shrug:



https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/Hctwep.jpg
avenueofthesky blog.




The address lands you HERE, in a clump of trees.

EAST in at the top
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/F4QEDQ.jpg
GSV

Do you think it's possible some remnants of the Old Marcell Inn are hidden within those trees?

Someone needs to get their butt over there pronto and snoop around.

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;)

ethereal_reality Nov 14, 2018 1:10 AM

Marcell Inn continued:


This newspaper article says it was located "above Piedmont". (no mention of 2900)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/VvW3y5.jpg
It's fucking difficult to read.


Marcell Inn,
Lincoln Ave. Above Piedmont Blvd.
Altadena, Calif.

but the only 'Piedmont' that Google Earth takes me to is in Highland Park. :shrug:

HELP!

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Lomara Nov 14, 2018 3:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8378423)
Marcell Inn continued:


This newspaper article says it was located "above Piedmont". (no mention of 2900)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/VvW3y5.jpg
It's fucking difficult to read.


Marcell Inn,
Lincoln Ave. Above Piedmont Blvd.
Altadena, Calif.

but the only 'Piedmont' that Google Earth takes me to is in Highland Park. :shrug:

HELP!

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According to: http://altadenatowncouncil.org/history/

Piedmont Drive (not Boulevard(?)) is now named Altadena Drive

Quote:

https://i1.wp.com/altadenatowncounci...size=450%2C202
The streets are marked: east to west: orange, Piedmont Dr., present-day Altadena Drive; light blue, Mariposa St.; light green, Mendocino St.; pink, Calaveras St.; north to south: violet, Lincoln Avenue coming up from Pasadena; and red, Santa Margarita, now Fair Oaks.
ETA: I found the answer to its location in this article: http://www.altadenahistoricalsociety...014-spring.pdf

Quote:

For whatever reason, the Marcell Inn closed in
1937, and was sold to Major John H. Dargin, who
opened a boys’ military academy there. Mt. Lowe
Military Academy used the former restaurant as its
administration building, with the addition of
dormitory wings on the east and west ends.
Quote:

Today, the former location of the Marcell Inn
and Mt. Lowe Military Academy is the site of
community garden plots and the adjoining Loma
Alta county park.

Loma Alta Park https://goo.gl/maps/CbiXG9742c22

Altadena Community Garden: https://goo.gl/maps/Ja5QkPFVNrm

Scott Charles Nov 14, 2018 4:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tikiman (Post 8377289)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=uuCjQrGKPpU I came across this post by Scott Rosenberg on Youtube that shows some great shots of 1920s Hollywood and thought I would share. I don't recall seeing this on NLA before so forgive me if it had.

Thanks for the link, that's truly a fantastic film!

ovens Nov 14, 2018 6:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8378422)
I thought I had posted about this old Marcell Inn sign but all my searches come up empty.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/kCj7ko.jpg
OLD FILE / Ebay?

Is anyone familiar with the Marcell Inn?




UPDATE:

I found just some information [and a couple postcards] on the Avenue of The Sky blog.

"The Marcell Inn - Altadena's Famous Speakeasy Club, 2900 Lincoln Avenue"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/4ue3SF.jpg
avenueofthesky blog.

The Marcell Inn opened in 1922 on Lincoln Avenue and was very popular with the Hollywood crowd, bootleg alcohol
being served along with fine French food, and all that was necessary to find the out-of-the-way location was to look
for the searchlight beacon mounted on a tower on the roof of the Inn.

A beacon.....at a speakeasy? :shrug:



https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/Hctwep.jpg
avenueofthesky blog.




The address lands you HERE, in a clump of trees.

EAST in at the top
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/F4QEDQ.jpg
GSV

Do you think it's possible some remnants of the Old Marcell Inn are hidden within those trees?

Someone needs to get their butt over there pronto and snoop around.

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I’m finding the glory days of Marcell Inn were in Alta Dena... the Hollywood Filmograph was like US WEEKLY in the 30s, and they imply that the Marcell was one of the most aristocratic haunts in town.


link here because I can’t seem to embed an image using my phone:
https://imgur.com/gallery/wXtFF7T

Lomara Nov 14, 2018 7:37 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7683940)
:previous: I had no idea t2. Seems so silly now.



"Case of the Missing Playhouse"


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/o6XMYS.jpg
old file

"Mrs. Leonard Horwin, wife of former Beverly Hills mayor, stands outside the children's playhouse at Greystone Estate.
Note the roofing design and a birdhouse at the top right, on the roof. Photo dated: May 14, 1965."
-caption from the L.A. Times.[

I’m watching this very weird movie right now on TCM called “The Loved One”, and early in the film, the character played by Sir John Gielgud is shown to live in the playhouse. We get to see interiors of it as well as the grounds around Greystone.

They also used many Los Angeles locations so it is a 1965 time capsule.

I couldn’t find any video of the scenes inside the playhouse. If you have TCM the film is available to watch in the WatchTCM app.

Video Link

HossC Nov 14, 2018 3:54 PM

:previous:

I watched "The Loved One" back in May when CaliNative brought it to our attention. I posted a couple of screengrabs of Aimee Thanatogenous' condemned house and a "now" shot in post #46812. Here's one of the screengrabs as a reminder. I'll have to rewatch it to check out the playhouse.

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8181823)


CityBoyDoug Nov 14, 2018 4:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8373831)
Here's one more photograph for this evening.

Depression Era:

"Hundreds of the unemployed gather outside the Biltmore Hotel while the California Relief Commission was meeting inside."

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/0Hdugm.jpg
EBAY

"Police were summoned as the marchers attempted to enter the hotel." [1935]



info / It's difficult to read.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/kuA37p.jpg

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I notice on the left side of this photo that a woman is laughing. Why is she laughing? Lots different expressions on people's faces.

For the Depression the people seem to be well dressed.


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