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ethereal_reality May 30, 2019 3:24 PM

The one and only. :)


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/sZNjUx.jpg

ethereal_reality May 30, 2019 8:19 PM

Here are three more amateur slides, this time concentrating on the Police Administration Building (PAB), or Police Facilities Building at 150 N. Los Angeles St.

It was renamed the Parker Center (in honor of LAPD Chief William Parker) in 1966.


The seller believes this particular slide was taken sometime between 1959 and 1961

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/5xy5MZ.jpg
Ebay










Here's the same view at night. (1960)


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/x4g6Tw.jpg
Ebay











The parking lot. (1959)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/lDSBcG.jpg
Ebay

I spy another 'Woodie'.


The slides were taken from the top of City Hall. (the last slide; using a telephoto lens)



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ethereal_reality May 30, 2019 9:57 PM

Also from 1960......

Original 35mm Slide, Sunset Bld. Hollywood 1960

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/ChNN0y.jpg
Ebay ...I just saw it this morning. It seems to be gone already.

On the far right is the nightclub Moulin Rouge (formerly Earl Carroll's). Visible on the left (north) side of Sunset is The Palladium and CBS Columbia Square.

I see the Moulin Rouge takes Carte Blanche. I've never noticed that sign before.

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Martin Pal May 30, 2019 11:54 PM

:previous:

Love that photo!

(I never noticed that sign, either, E_R.)

I can't quite make out, largely because of the watermark, who's playing at the Palladium across the street, can anyone else?
Maybe...GUS B-VD-A.
:previous::previous::previous::previous:
SEE THE ANSWER: HERE!

These opening paragraphs from this L.A. Planning Document mention a few things I didn't know before, like the opening night was a Halloween themed party (I knew it opened on October 31, 1940, but I didn't know it was specifically Halloween themed), so I thought I'd post these paragraphs here.

http://planning.lacity.org/StaffRpt/...um%20Final.pdf

Set in the heart of Hollywood, the Palladium sits on land that was originally part of the Famous Players-Lasky Corporation movie studio in an area that was once filled with filmmaking uses. Filmmaking eventually shifted to television and radio production facilities including NBC Radio City, CBS Columbia Square, ABC Studios, and Sunset/Gower Studios. Recreation and entertainment venues quickly populated the area to cater to the needs of the entertainment industry. The Earl Carroll Theatre, Florentine Gardens, Montmarte, Embassy Club, Hollywood Brown Derby, and Hollywood Palladium were prominent destinations for dining, dancing, and entertainment, and became a staple of Hollywood culture. While many of the venues no longer exist, the Hollywood Palladium remains as one of the longest-operating event venues in Los Angeles.

When it opened, the Palladium was a highly anticipated new venue in the lively Hollywood nightclub scene. The club opened on October 31, 1940 with a Halloween themed party with 10,000 guests in attendance including many Hollywood stars such as Mary Astor, Margaret Lindsay, Bill Lundigan, Harold Lloyd, Judy Garland and Bob Hope. Dorothy Lamour and Tommy Dorsey performed the ribbon cutting, and Dorsey, his Orchestra, and an up and coming Frank Sinatra were the opening acts. With its cutting edge design and top performers, the Palladium went on to be the premier showplace during the Big Band era of the 1940's.

Entertainers included Phil Harris, Harry James, Woody Herman, Rosemary Clooney, Peggy Lee, Alice Faye, the Andrews Sisters, Gene Krupa, Kay Kyser, Artie Shaw, Larry Clinton, and Glen Gray. During World War II the venue served to boost the country’s morale and was filled to capacity by soldiers and civilians every night.

In the 1950's with the diminished popularity of Big Bands, the Palladium shifted to host events such as political rallies, charity balls, auto and fashion shows, proms, and concerts. In 1950, the Palladium welcomed an interracial audience for the “King of Vibes” Lionel Hampton and his 21 piece band. Presidents spoke at the venue, including Dwight Eisenhower in 1956 and John F. Kennedy in 1961, and civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. was scheduled to receive honors at the Palladium for his Nobel Prize, but the event was cancelled due to bomb threats. In the 1960's, the Lawrence Welk Show filmed there and from 1955-1976 it hosted “Latin Holiday” sponsored by radio personality Chico Sesma featuring the Tito Puente Orchestra and the Joe Loco Orchestra. In the 1970's the venue hosted many rock bands and continued to evolve in the 1980's and 1990's to meet the varying entertainment needs of each generation. Other major events held at the venue include the Grammy and Emmy Awards.

Martin Pal May 31, 2019 12:55 AM

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Originally Posted by FredH (Post 8589042)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 8588630)
Interesting. In my mind I don't associate beer much with film noir. I associate film noir with liquor...whiskey...cocktail bars.
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Video Link

Murder My Sweet, 1944

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I'll drink to that!

Noir_Noir May 31, 2019 6:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 8590155)

I can't quite make out, largely because of the watermark, who's playing at the Palladium across the street, can anyone else?
Maybe...GUS B-VD-A.


https://i.imgur.com/Km5gL9N.jpg

Wikipedia - Gus Bivona

ethereal_reality May 31, 2019 3:52 PM

This cabinet card shows up on Ebay. Have we seen this cottage on nla?

The Lee Cottage, Adams Street, Los Angeles 1890s?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/FEHWYp.jpg
Ebay



Here's the reverse showing the hand-written address and the photographer's stamp.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/921/ypm1SS.jpg


For search purposes:

Lemuel S. Ellis
Landscape * Photographers
Los Angeles, Cal.
P.O. Box 200

ethereal_reality May 31, 2019 4:26 PM

Here's another.....with a touch of mystery.



"Los Angeles 1890’s Garden City Photo Cabinet Card Historic"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/921/tTFoSX.jpg
Ebay



REVERSE
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/921/fst7Xm.jpg



A closer look (with mildly adjusted contrast)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/nguMXH.jpg

This would be a duplex, right? -so it's a rental...right?

I don't see any house/street numbers.

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ethereal_reality May 31, 2019 4:42 PM

Did anyone notice the amazing looking red pickup truck in the 1960 Parker Center parking lot photograph?


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/MbjKiB.jpgDETAIL


I want it. I want it. I want it.


...oh, and I spy another Woodie







..speaking of woodie. (that pickup truck gives me one)

Hollywood Graham May 31, 2019 5:46 PM

P.A.B. / Parker Center
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8589889)
Here are three more amateur slides, this time concentrating on the Police Administration Building (PAB), or Police Facilities Building at 150 N. Los Angeles St.

It was renamed the Parker Center (in honor of LAPD Chief William Parker) in 1966.


The seller believes this particular slide was taken sometime between 1959 and 1961

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/5xy5MZ.jpg
Ebay










Here's the same view at night. (1960)


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/x4g6Tw.jpg
Ebay











The parking lot. (1959)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/lDSBcG.jpg
Ebay

I spy another 'Woodie'.


The slides were taken from the top of City Hall. (the last slide; using a telephoto lens)



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Pplice Administration Building later Parker Center, dates appear to be accurate for photo as in the last picture the ninth car from the left is a 1946 Chevrolet Fleetline Sedan belonged to my father. That is the row he always parked in. 1960 he bought a new 1960 Chev. and parked in the same row. I got the 1946 for my first car, got the 1960 years later for my wife when he bought a 1966 Olds and still parked in the same row.till retirement in 1969.

oldstuff May 31, 2019 6:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8590762)
This cabinet card shows up on Ebay. Have we seen this cottage on nla?

The Lee Cottage, Adams Street, Los Angeles 1890s?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/FEHWYp.jpg
Ebay



Here's the reverse showing the hand-written address and the photographer's stamp.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/921/ypm1SS.jpg


For search purposes:

Lemuel S. Ellis
Landscape * Photographers
Los Angeles, Cal.
P.O. Box 200

I don't find a listing for 1890 since there is no 1890 census, but I do see a Lee family in the 1910 Census residing at 414 W. Adams. The house is no longer there.

Martin Pal May 31, 2019 6:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Noir_Noir (Post 8590471)

Thanks for solving that Noir_Noir!

HossC May 31, 2019 7:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8590822)

A closer look (with mildly adjusted contrast)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/nguMXH.jpg

This would be a duplex, right? -so it's a rental...right?

I don't see any house/street numbers.

The CDs of the late-1890s and early-1900s list lodgings called the Roxbury at 152 Garey Street. So far, my searches for a wider shot have turned up nothing,

GaylordWilshire May 31, 2019 11:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8590762)
This cabinet card shows up on Ebay. Have we seen this cottage on nla?

The Lee Cottage, Adams Street, Los Angeles 1890s?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/FEHWYp.jpg
Ebay


I believe this may be the Lee house at 414 W Adams as it appeared originally. It is of a one-story type typical of early semi-rural Adams Street and seems to have been built 1877-1879. Henry T. Lee subdivided his property in 1897, and in 1900 greatly enlarged his house on the lot he kept for himself; it survived until 1953. The northbound Adams off-ramp of the 110 runs right through its site. A history of the property is here:
https://adamsboulevardlosangeles.blo...ease-also.html

Noir_Noir Jun 1, 2019 12:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8590822)

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8591103)
The CDs of the late-1890s and early-1900s list lodgings called the Roxbury at 152 Garey Street. So far, my searches for a wider shot have turned up nothing,



A sad story from 152 Garey Street in 1901.


https://i.imgur.com/syvIk9X.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/G1T8BBU.jpg
cdnc.ucr.edu - Los Angeles Herald 27 November 1901

GaylordWilshire Jun 1, 2019 11:00 AM

:previous:


More Roxbury noir


https://i.postimg.cc/0jWnGk8k/roxburyhouseclip-bmp.jpg
LAT July 19, 1897

Beaudry Jun 1, 2019 8:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Otis Criblecoblis (Post 8587777)
I think it should be Eastside Bock. :cheers:

As long as we're on the subject of noirish drinks, I vote for whatever someone's buying, and plenty of it.

That being said, my favorite watering hole, on Third just this side of Flower, serves Hamms and Lucky Lager.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...2f9d663a_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...a1d8a121_b.jpggetty nadel/CRA/bunkerhill/shopping1955

It was at Lou's John Milton Barrett and hack-driver Tommy Talley, 22, went outside to have it out, and Talley beat Barrett to death on the sidewalk in May of '43. Just a year and change later, on that very same piece of pavement, Frank Griffin and Carl Seat took it outside to similar results. It's just that kinda place.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...af5f05d9_c.jpg

ethereal_reality Jun 1, 2019 9:05 PM

You're not going to believe this.

I couldn't figure out how you made this connection, Hoss.
Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8591103)

The CDs of the late-1890s and early-1900s list lodgings called the Roxbury at 152 Garey Street. So far, my searches for a wider shot have turned up nothing,

Even though I enlarged the photgraph and adjusted the contrast I DIDN'T NOTICE THE ROXBURY SIGN.

How is that even possible? Is there something wrong with me :shrug:

Photo HERE

ethereal_reality Jun 1, 2019 9:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oldstuff (Post 8590970)

I see a Lee family in the 1910 Census residing at 414 W. Adams. The house is no longer there.

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 8591376)

I believe this may be the Lee house at 414 W Adams as it appeared originally. It is of a one-story type typical of early semi-rural Adams Street and seems to have been built 1877-1879. Henry T. Lee subdivided his property in 1897, and in 1900 greatly enlarged his house on the lot he kept for himself; it survived until 1953. The northbound Adams off-ramp of the 110 runs right through its site. A history of the property is here:
https://adamsboulevardlosangeles.blo...ease-also.html

Excellent information. Thanks so much oldstuff & GW.

When I look at the cabinet card my eyes keep wandering over to the right side of the house & zero in on, what looks like, a yurt. (of course it isn't a yurt)

Is this some sort of structure or something natural like a tree stump?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/Laf9kr.jpg

and I admire that utilitarian hitching post. > > >





I was accidentally locked in a yurt once.

ethereal_reality Jun 1, 2019 10:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hollywood Graham (Post 8590937)
Pplice Administration Building later Parker Center, dates appear to be accurate for photo as in the last picture the ninth car from the left is a 1946 Chevrolet Fleetline Sedan belonged to my father. That is the row he always parked in. 1960 he bought a new 1960 Chev. and parked in the same row. I got the 1946 for my first car, got the 1960 years later for my wife when he bought a 1966 Olds and still parked in the same row.till retirement in 1969.

I'm amazed that you recognize your father's car in the Parker Center lot. That's so cool ! ! !

but I'm a little confused HG... You said the car is 9th from the left but you didn't say which row. (unless I misread it)

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

I don't know cars well enough to pick out a 1946 Chevrolet Fleetline Sedan. :(

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