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ovens Nov 26, 2018 2:07 AM

Hollywood on Parade
 
I found this old 1932 Newsreel - some hokie humor and celebs cameos.

I believe you can see the “Hollywoodland” sign (far off in the background) when the girl climbs the pole...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrh0xqQVWJc

Video Link

ethereal_reality Nov 26, 2018 4:47 AM

Flyingwedge's 'mystery' house.
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...psraywwcnt.jpg



https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/Z4UPsE.jpg
Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge
photos are c.1890-1908

From the looks of the beautiful Art Nouveau stained glass windows, the date, 1890-1908 is right on the mark.
Art Nouveau was short lived..from 1890 to 1910 (hmmm...maybe the Huntington dated the photographs by the style of the stained glass windows (?))

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/I76auX.jpg
bee-u-tee-ful


I thought the mantle might hold some clues.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/JqlaRw.jpg
DETAIL

Nope.
........unless someone recognizes the gentlman in the pictures.

I thought the middle picture was a memento mori. After looking at it more closely I think the flower is a deep red poinsettia..thus probably not a death pic)

odinthor, dos that look like a poinsettia to you?

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ethereal_reality Nov 26, 2018 6:29 AM

I'm not sure if we have seen the cover of the Los Angeles Yearbook from 1926.

Here it is rather large.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/u73W9H.jpg
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/ii3MLj.jpg
adsausage[/SIZE]



Here's a sample page. Union Automobile Insurance Co.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/cfVaTX.jpg
adsausage


This building still stands, right?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/Cc2mpq.jpg
google_earth




looking southwest from 6th and Beaudry.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/cYfw6w.jpg

for side-by-side comparison
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/1XSCkq.jpg
DETAIL

If it is the same (and I'm 99% sure it is)...they need to rip the faux-glass facade off..and reveal the original building underneath.






I wonder anything remains of the once grand vaulted lobby.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/tFCUvn.jpg
DETAIL

Such a shame to lose so much of the beautiful architectural details. :no:
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ethereal_reality Nov 26, 2018 6:49 AM

:previous: re:The location of the Union Automobile Insurance Co.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/vX9QHQ.jpg


So where i Loomis?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/pVgACN.jpg


under the freeway? :shrug:

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Flyingwedge Nov 26, 2018 7:40 AM

:previous: Wow, e_r, I never would have guessed an old building is behind all that glass!

Loomis was a short little street between 6th and Orange/Wilshire. Today, Beaudry south of 6th jogs to the east then
continues down to Wilshire. It looks like if Beaudry didn't curve west below 6th, it would follow the old line of Loomis:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...pskkc6wbil.jpg

1906 Sanborn @ ProQuest via LAPL

BillinGlendaleCA Nov 26, 2018 10:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8390321)
:previous: re:The location of the Union Automobile Insurance Co.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/vX9QHQ.jpg


So where i Loomis?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/pVgACN.jpg


under the freeway? :shrug:

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According to the Assessor's entry for the property, it has a build date of 1926. It's the same building.

HossC Nov 26, 2018 11:58 AM

:previous:

The glass building has appeared a couple of times on NLA. The first post I've found is when e_r showed us several old and new pictures in post #25959 nearly four years ago. It also came up again just over two years ago - see post #36202 and post #36210 for starters.

From the last of those posts, here's a picture I posted when it was the Shell Building (full post at link above).

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7520194)


CityBoyDoug Nov 26, 2018 6:01 PM

Strawberry shortcake..............
 
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4863/...e8b4a5_o_d.jpg Hollywood

Carpenter's Sunset and Vine.....1932. NE corner. Strawberry shortcake

At the time of the posted photo the address of Carpenter's was 6285 Sunset which was on the northeast corner of Sunset and Vine. That corner became NBC's Radio City in 1938 and Carpenter's moved to the southeast corner at 1480 Vine. NBC's Radio city was demolished in 1964 and replaced by the building now occupied by Chase bank. The Carpenter's was replaced by the Sunset Vine Tower at about the same time.

odinthor Nov 26, 2018 7:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8390272)

[…]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/Z4UPsE.jpg
[…]
I thought the middle picture was a memento mori. After looking at it more closely I think the flower is a deep red poinsettia..thus probably not a death pic)

odinthor, dos that look like a poinsettia to you?

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Hmmmm [studies it closely] . . . Absolutely, e_r --a rather lush Poinsettia!

GaylordWilshire Nov 26, 2018 7:48 PM

Another Perry Mason mystery building...


"Obviously" it's Hollywood Boulevard...can anyone identify the building?

https://i.postimg.cc/DfcJBP6g/pmholl...dgdown-bmp.jpg

Martin Pal Nov 27, 2018 12:12 AM

:previous::previous:

GW, it could also be Vine Street, the stars go down Vine Street to Sunset
from Hollywood Blvd. and they go north to at least the Capitol Records building.

ethereal_reality Nov 27, 2018 12:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 8390326)
Loomis was a short little street between 6th and Orange/Wilshire. Today, Beaudry south of 6th jogs to the east then
continues down to Wilshire. It looks like if Beaudry didn't curve west below 6th, it would follow the old line of Loomis:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...pskkc6wbil.jpg
1906 Sanborn @ ProQuest via LAPL

Thanks for the map FW. I appreciate your help buddy.

...just for kicks (my life is boring) I thought I'd try to find a photograph of teeny tiny Ingraham Place.

alas..nothing so far.
but still lookin'

ethereal_reality Nov 27, 2018 2:58 AM

From an article titled Naughty Los Angeles in the 1890s.

We have discussed (and seen) Los Angeles' first City Hall many times on NLA...but this is the first time I've heard
there were prostitutes working inside of it.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/iRk96y.jpg
VERSO Huntington Blog

Was anyone, here on NLA, aware of this?
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SIDENOTE:

I might have mentioned flue #5 before, but I don't recall the other four!

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/GemJIJ.jpg

What's going on in the second floor (besides prostitution) that required so many flues. Did the architect forget to include chimneys?

p.s. perhaps Ms. Morton ran a massive opium den as well... thus the flues.

;)
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GaylordWilshire Nov 27, 2018 3:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 8390971)
:previous::previous:

GW, it could also be Vine Street, the stars go down Vine Street to Sunset
from Hollywood Blvd. and they go north to at least the Capitol Records building.

Well, looking at the sidewalk stars, I'm not seeing them curve around the building as they do at Vine Street... I poked around along the boulevard and think the Hollywood Guaranty Building at the nec of Ivar is probably the one. The texture of the brick, the shape of the belt cornices, the straight-running stars, and the placement of the manhole covers...see the GSVs below.


Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 8390623)
Another Perry Mason mystery building...


"Obviously" it's Hollywood Boulevard...can anyone identify the building?

https://i.postimg.cc/DfcJBP6g/pmholl...dgdown-bmp.jpg


https://i.postimg.cc/TwGk1THV/guaranty1-bmp.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/kGHFQCwh/guaranty2-bmp.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/wj2PNyLW/guaranty3a.jpg

ethereal_reality Nov 27, 2018 7:51 AM

Does anyone recognize this collapsing house?

It has practically no information except, Los Angeles - Vintage photo."

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/9XArBY.jpg
Ebay

It's an interesting photo but I'm not convinced this is Los Angeles.


It come with this certificate of authenticity
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/lo2thC.jpg
Ebay




And two small clues written on the back

upper right corner
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/3...923/NyNumG.jpg


lower right corner
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/3...924/XtkifX.jpg

Could 1927 be the build date of the house?

LINK

ethereal_reality Nov 27, 2018 8:12 AM

This one has all kinds of clues.....but who is Frederick?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/OUldxt.jpg
Ebay

written on the reverse:

"FREDDIR'S HOME. I CALL IT THE HOUSE MY DAD BUILT."

LINK

for search purposes: 539 South Beverly Glen Blvd. Los Angeles, West - California

GaylordWilshire Nov 27, 2018 12:34 PM

:previous:


Frederick seems to have been Fred F. Harris...his father was Fred E. Harris...real estate men


https://i.postimg.cc/tgHTWnjV/539bevglenlat-bmp.jpg
LAT July 19, 1936

Hmmm...it seems to have come out with its elements rearranged (unless this is another house he built on Bevery Glen)



https://i.postimg.cc/pXt6N2RJ/539beverlyglen-bmp.jpg

HossC Nov 27, 2018 2:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 8390326)

Loomis was a short little street between 6th and Orange/Wilshire. Today, Beaudry south of 6th jogs to the east then
continues down to Wilshire. It looks like if Beaudry didn't curve west below 6th, it would follow the old line of Loomis:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...pskkc6wbil.jpg

1906 Sanborn @ ProQuest via LAPL

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8391008)

...just for kicks (my life is boring) I thought I'd try to find a photograph of teeny tiny Ingraham Place.

alas..nothing so far.
but still lookin'

This is the best I could do.

Firstly, here's Loomis Street on part of a circa 1929 cityscape. It starts just above the REX ARMS sign on the left and finishes above the HOTEL KNICKERBOCKER sign on the right. The Union Automobile Insurance Co building is visible on the corner.

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

Moving left, Ingraham Place was behind the right end of the Wellington.

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

GaylordWilshire Nov 27, 2018 8:13 PM

Yet another Perry Mason house...


https://i.postimg.cc/28GdB7Wg/pm61411-bmp.jpg


With the address in plain sight, it wasn't too hard to find this one--it's at the end of the 6100 block of Oakwood Avenue, which, conveniently for filming, dead-ended at the Wilshire Country Club golf course.... 6141 Oakwood was built in 1937 by Dr. & Mrs. Verne C. Hunt. The plan was for 23 rooms.... Architect: Gerard R. Colcord


https://i.postimg.cc/5ySzLLPP/pm6141gsv.jpg


https://i.postimg.cc/dt9Xtf9C/pm61412-bmp.jpg

Paul waits in his '61 Tbird while Perry and Della approach in the Continental. Strangely, Perry's top is up. He almost always drove his convertibles with the top down, all over the city, day and night, and even when supposedly driving out of town at high speeds, and on dirt roads in the country. (Maybe in this shot it was Della's hair. Hmm.. I wonder if she ever got married.)

https://i.postimg.cc/nckFb0jR/pm6141111-bmp.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/pTXr44kB/pm61413-bmp.jpg
Across from 6141...for part of a season, Perry got an upgrade from Fords to this '61 Continental...

HossC Nov 27, 2018 9:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8391283)

This one has all kinds of clues.....but who is Frederick?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/OUldxt.jpg
Ebay

for search purposes: 539 South Beverly Glen Blvd. Los Angeles, West - California

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 8391334)

Frederick seems to have been Fred F. Harris...his father was Fred E. Harris...real estate men

https://i.postimg.cc/tgHTWnjV/539bevglenlat-bmp.jpg
LAT July 19, 1936

Hmmm...it seems to have come out with its elements rearranged (unless this is another house he built on Bevery Glen)

I think we're looking at the back and front of the same house. It looks like the current aerial views show a large redevelopment of the site which retains the original house. Sadly, I can't see how the new elements compliment the original structure in any way.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...verlyGlen1.jpg

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...verlyGlen2.jpg

Both from Google Maps


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