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BillinGlendaleCA Dec 4, 2018 11:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 8399159)
And here's an edited, compacted version of an article about the Coroner's Jury report, published November 13, 1906:

https://i.postimg.cc/PrYD8bCS/Bixby2.jpg

"Nobody Censured for Bixby Horror"; I know, I've got a Samsung cellphone.

ethereal_reality Dec 5, 2018 2:12 AM

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Originally Posted by BillinGlendaleCA (Post 8399222)
"Nobody Censured for Bixby Horror"; I know, I've got a Samsung cellphone.

Am I the only one who has no idea what bill is talking about?

BillinGlendaleCA Dec 5, 2018 4:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8399369)
Am I the only one who has no idea what bill is talking about?

Bixby is Samsung's version of Siri.

ethereal_reality Dec 5, 2018 5:33 AM

Bill Bixby?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/3...924/BGHydW.jpg





;)

ethereal_reality Dec 5, 2018 3:58 PM

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/Nl0hmO.jpg
ebay (found several months ago)

The woodwork at the peak of the roof.is quite interesting. This quaint home appears to have a touch of the Swiss (on top of Arts and Craft)


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...921/ykPnSn.jpg
for search purposes: 3962 Woodlawn Ave. Los Angeles, Cal.

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ethereal_reality Dec 5, 2018 4:19 PM

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/xKctEH.jpg
ourshanginglandscape

Edward Everett Horton posing for a fan on the east side of Vine Street. March 27, 1930 (looking north toward Hollywood Blvd.)




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SHERIFFPAUL Dec 5, 2018 6:39 PM

Edward Everett Horton's home
 
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hcR-Iq0Jt7...nch_home_1.jpgExterior front side view of the house and lawn of actor Edward Everett Horton on Amestoy Avenue in Encino. The estate consisted of 140 acres, which were being farmed on November 7, 1937. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/--7IEvF8bjQ...nch_home_2.jpg

Photos from San Fernando Valley blog

SHERIFFPAUL Dec 5, 2018 6:40 PM

Edward Everett Horton......With the expansion of the San Fernando Valley in the late 50's and early 60s, the 101 Freeway expanded North right through the backyard of Mr. Horton's estate. Mr. Horton had no choice but to sell a portion of his ranch for the development of the 101 Freeway. As a consolation, the City of Los Angeles renamed the portion of Amestoy Avenue as Edward Everett Horton Lane near his main home.

GaylordWilshire Dec 5, 2018 6:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8399721)
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/Nl0hmO.jpg
ebay (found several months ago)

The woodwork at the peak of the roof.is quite interesting. This quaint home appears to have a touch of the Swiss (on top of Arts and Craft)


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...921/ykPnSn.jpg
for search purposes: 3962 Woodlawn Ave. Los Angeles, Cal.


It's now 4060 Woodlawn.... (There were quite a few street-name and address changes in the area in the late 20s-30s or so....)

https://i.postimg.cc/59ZZysMD/4060woodlawn-bmp.jpg

Handsome Stranger Dec 5, 2018 8:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BillinGlendaleCA (Post 8399222)
"Nobody Censured for Bixby Horror"; I know, I've got a Samsung cellphone.

:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

"Bixby" is on par with "Clippy" when it comes to irritatingly intrusive, unnecessary software horrors.

ethereal_reality Dec 5, 2018 9:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 8399920)
It's now 4060 Woodlawn.... (There were quite a few street-name and address changes in the area in the late 20s-30s or so....)

https://i.postimg.cc/59ZZysMD/4060woodlawn-bmp.jpg

:previous: Thanks GW! I looked and wasn't able to find it.

hmmm..it not only lost the decorative wood under the eaves....it also lost the 2nd floor bay window. :(

ethereal_reality Dec 5, 2018 10:11 PM

from Mississippi to Los Angeles
 
Does anyone recognize where [on Hollywood Blvd] this photograph of Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell was taken? [c. 1968]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/qrsOWE.jpg
imgur

When I happened upon this photo I knew next to nothing about Bobbie Gentry. The more I learned...the more intrigued I became.

Here's some info:

Bobbie Gentry moved to Arcadia, California, at age 13 to live with her mother. Gentry graduated from Palm Valley School in 1960.
She chose her stage name from the 1952 film Ruby Gentry, about a heroine born into poverty but determined to make a success of her life.
She began performing at local country clubs, and encouraged by Bob Hope, she performed in a revue at Les Folies Bergeres nightclub of Las Vegas.

Gentry then moved to Los Angeles to enter UCLA as a philosophy major. She supported herself with clerical jobs, occasionally performing at nightclubs.
She later transferred to the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music to develop her composition and performing skills. She also worked as a fashion model,
and on June 29, 1962, United Press International circulated a wire photo of Gentry posing in a swimsuit alongside a second model..Cheryl Crane, daughter of Lana Turner. wiki

She later transferred to the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music to develop her composition and performing skills.
In 1967 (the turning point in Bobbie Gentry's life) her #1 hit 'Ode to Billie Joe" was released.


Here's Bobbie in a 1967 appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. (filmed at a Vietnam era military hospital)

Video Link


A MYSTERY

To everyone's surprise Bobbie Gentry pretty much diasppeared in 1981.

"Bobbie Gentry's last known performance was on Christmas night 1978 on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” and on a Bob Hope special in 1981.
Gentry made no public announcement of her retirement; instead, she simply disappeared, and the circumstances surrounding her disappearance
have grown into mythological proportions in the decades since."


Numerous websites, like the clarionledger, say she is living in Los Angeles. (others say she is living somewhere in the south)


If you're intrigued..here are two excellent articles.

> Rolling Stone

> Irish Times


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ethereal_reality Dec 5, 2018 10:43 PM

deleted. (I decided it was dumb)

HossC Dec 5, 2018 10:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8400219)

Does anyone recognize where [on Hollywood Blvd] this photograph of Bobbie Gentry and Glenn Campbell was taken? [c. 1968]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/qrsOWE.jpg
imgur

Nick's Place (bottom-right corner below) was on Vine Street, not far from the Capitol Tower. I think the star in the lower-left corner above is for Rod Cameron.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...icksPlace1.jpg
popculturefanboy.blogspot.com

Barstowboy Dec 5, 2018 11:57 PM

From Wikipedia, so take it for what it's worth:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobbie_Gentry

Personal life:

Gentry has been married three times. Her first marriage was to casino magnate Bill Harrah on December 18, 1969 (he was 58 and she was 25); they were granted a divorce on April 16, 1970, only five months later. She married a businessman named Thomas R. Toutant on August 17, 1976, and again was divorced on August 1, 1978. She married singer and comedian Jim Stafford on October 15, 1978; they divorced just short of one year later, after the birth of their son Tyler Gentry Stafford. She has not since remarried.[23][24] When her long-time producer Kelly Gordon fell ill with lung cancer, Gentry took him to her grounds and cared for him until he died in 1981.[25]
From 1968 until 1987, Gentry had partial ownership of the Phoenix Suns.
In a 2016 article, a Washington Post reporter indicated that she currently lives a private life in a gated community in suburban Memphis, about a two-hour drive from the site of the Tallahatchie River bridge that made her famous.[6]

6. a b Tucker, Neely (June 2, 2016). "Whatever happened to Bobbie Gentry? In search of country music's great vanished star". Washington Post. Retrieved 3 June 2016.

23. Weisbard, Eric. Listen Again: A Momentary History of Pop Music. New York: 2007.
24. Magazine in late 1978 in Las Vegas
25. Bobbie Gentry had the most gorgeous legs ever: On the record with Grammy-winning arranger Jimmie Haskell.

I probably did this wrong, so apologies in advance.

Bristolian Dec 6, 2018 1:30 AM

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Originally Posted by sopas ej (Post 4299752)
The old Hall of Records was indeed a nice building. Too bad it had to be demolished.

Here it is in its last days, with the Criminal Courts Bldg. being constructed right up against it in 1970:
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics26/00032560.jpg

I recently finished serving jury duty and was reminded of this entry and photo from page one of the thread. This is the first time I have spent any amount of time downtown since learning so much about it right here. I couldn't resist trying to get a contemporary view. Sorry if it has been done before but I don't remember seeing any. It appears that city hall has retrofitted the hanging lights with LEDs.
https://i.imgur.com/lvxUBHC.jpg?1Bristolian Photo

ethereal_reality Dec 6, 2018 6:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Snix (Post 8397900)
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/SyZIDv.jpg

The "Heritage Square" project in Santa Monica was conceived at the time of the city's centennial in 1975 (LAT 7/16/81) and involved moving two houses from Ocean Avenue to Main Street: This home and the adjacent "First Roy Jones" house. It was hugely controversial throughout the mid 1970s.
http://www.smconservancy.org/propert...y-jones-house/

While the Jones house was restored as a museum (now the California Heritage Museum), the other was to house a restaurant - originally a branch of the Chronicle from Pasadena - and as the original post pointed out, that one is not as well documented. The restaurant opened January 23, 1978 (LAT 2/9/78)

The Santa Monica Historic Resources Inventory says it was built in 1892 and doesn't give it a name:
https://www.smgov.net/uploadedFiles/...0Resources.pdf

Gerhard and Winter calls it the Trask house, attributes it to Hunt and Eggers, and dates it to 1903:
https://books.google.com/books?id=WW...monica&f=false

and as originally shown, the library photo calls it the Kyte house, with no additional info
http://digital.smpl.org/cdm/singleit.../id/2741/rec/1

I hope this leads to more facts being uncovered.

:previous: Thanks for the links Snix. I haven't had time to look into them, but I plan to do so. (I spent today down in a Bobbie Gentry rabbit hole)

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BillinGlendaleCA Dec 6, 2018 6:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bristolian (Post 8400445)
I recently finished serving jury duty and was reminded of this entry and photo from page one of the thread. This is the first time I have spent any amount of time downtown since learning so much about it right here. I couldn't resist trying to get a contemporary view. Sorry if it has been done before but I don't remember seeing any. It appears that city hall has retrofitted the hanging lights with LEDs.

Hope you had some time to head up to City Hall's observation deck, really nice view up there. AND IT'S FREE!

CityBoyDoug Dec 6, 2018 6:50 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8399739)
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/xKctEH.jpg
ourshanginglandscape

Edward Everett Horton posing for a fan on the east side of Vine Street. March 27, 1930 (looking north toward Hollywood Blvd.)




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http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lv...7d2oo2_400.gif gif circus

ethereal_reality Dec 6, 2018 6:57 AM

once more
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/qrsOWE.jpg
Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8400273)

Nick's Place was on Vine Street, not far from the Capitol Tower. I think the star in the lower-left corner above is for Rod Cameron.

DETAIL of Hoss' pic.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/JIx03f.jpg

Well that didn't take long...thanks Hoss! (and thanks for the information BarstowBoy)

Since posting the Bobbie Gentry / Glen Campbell mystery photograph, I happened upon another image from the same photo shoot.

This one shows a little bit more of the surrounding area. (and a different pose) The place advertising "breakfast all hours" is Du-Par's on Vine.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/xs0ENl.jpg
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The Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II was owned by Glen Campbell.


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