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HossC Jun 11, 2019 9:15 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8601565)

The next one is a mystery location.

#6
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/HNk3BT.jpgEBAY

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lomara (Post 8601648)

What's the number on the top of the Hillcrest Motor Co. sign? 6401? 7401?

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Originally Posted by Scott Charles (Post 8601655)

As Lomara mentions in her post above, the pictures don't seem to match, though (no Chinese Theater)... perhaps this is a satellite lot, with the sign advertising the location of the main dealer location?

The CDs of 1934, 1935 and 1936 have the Hillcrest Motor Co at 1401 Vine Street. I think this fits both the location and the number on the sign.

oldstuff Jun 11, 2019 9:56 PM

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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 8601218)

those were somewhat tricky. You had to put in just the right amount of ingredients, and then get them started quickly so they would all finish at about the same time and then take them off quickly so they did not overflow. and... you had to insert the metal sleeve in the top of the cup so the cup did not crush. You had to stand there and watch them so they did not get messed up and throw milkshake all over

Martin Pal Jun 11, 2019 10:04 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8601565)
The following photographs were taken by a Russian living in the United States between 1936 t0 1940.
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MORE TO COME TOMORROW.
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Looking forward to the next batch, E_R!

I wanted to type some of those captions into a translator, but finding Russian/cyrillic companions to those letters was somewhat difficult.

But because I was trying to for a bit I came across an online post (in Russian) where someone posted around 75 Los Angeles photos, in color. When I come across so many photos like that it becomes a bit overwhelming and you first think none of them have been posted on NLA before and then you think they all have. So, I randomly selected 10 or 11 of the photos and put them in Google photo search one at a time to see if they came up on other sites. Most of them only appeared as showing up on the blog post. Under "Pages that include matching images" three of them showed up on one or two other sites that used the photo, but the date they used them was after this blog post first appeared around two years ago in 2017.

So, I don't know where these photos came from. There is an introductory paragraph and then the photos, but none of the photos are captioned, though some locations are well-known and some others have street signs in them.

I copied the Russian written introductory title and paragraph into a translator, and this is what I came up with as the translation:

Los Angeles Photos - 1950-60

Los Angeles - sounds like music/music to my ears, like angels singing... But with this name I have a lot of associations. "Chinatown", "L.A. Confidentiual", "Mulholland Drive", "Sunset Blvd."... and it is these things I think of when I look at these pictures.


There are no captions or sources where the photos came from. That I could understand anyway. I invite you all to check out the link and see what you think about any, most or all of them being seen on NLA before. (I am only absolutely sure that I saw two of these before.) Here's a scant few of the around 75 images that I liked and don't recall seeing before, but after ten years of photos posted on NLA, who can remember everything?

https://nickmix01.livejournal.com/514119.html


CLICK on the photo below for another photo taken from the same location:
https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/2479...17ac0_XXXL.jpg


The following photo was posted on a twitter account just a couple weeks ago and identified it as Chavez Ravine!

https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/7564...bdf7c_XXXL.jpg


https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5087...7b0b0_XXXL.jpg


https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/3627...43762_XXXL.jpg


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dit8D7HVAAAOklq.jpg

For search purposes:
Angel's Flight / Angel's Flight Pharmacy
Chavez Ravine
La Azteca / gasometer
W. 3rd St. / S. Bunker Hill Ave.
Selma Ave. / Vine Street / NBC Radio City / Hollywood / blade traffic signals

Scott Charles Jun 11, 2019 10:38 PM

Wow, thank you for that link, Martin Paul! That's really a fantastic group of photos!

I've only seen, maybe 1/10th of them before? Of course, some of you folks may have seen them all, but the majority of them are completely new to me...

HossC Jun 11, 2019 10:45 PM

:previous:

At least some of those photos come from the Huntington Digital Library. For example, the Chavez Ravine photo is here.

ethereal_reality Jun 11, 2019 10:46 PM

Amazingly beautiful color slides Martin Pal. Thanks doe posting them.

I believe they might be from the Palmer Conner Collection at the Huntington Library.



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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 8602356)
Looking forward to the next batch, E_R!

Here's a 'mystery' location from the second batch of Russian spy photographs.


"Archive Photo - Petrol Station, Santa Monica, California 1939"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/4b2dhp.jpg
Ebay

..but where in Santa Monica? ...The hill with the oil derrick has me confused.


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Martin Pal Jun 11, 2019 11:26 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8602391)
I believe they might be from the Palmer Conner Collection at the Huntington Library.

Yikes! Thanks for that link and there are 705 slides to look at on there! :omg:

ethereal_reality Jun 11, 2019 11:45 PM

....enjoy!...:)

Barstowboy Jun 11, 2019 11:55 PM

Wasn't 'Harper', the 1966 detective movie from 'The Moving Target' by Ross MacDonald, starring Paul Newman, partially filmed there? It was on TCM a couple of weeks ago and it sure looks like it.
Sorry, I meant the "Moon Fire Temple" located in Topanga Canyon.

Mstimc Jun 12, 2019 12:51 AM

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Originally Posted by John Maddox Roberts (Post 8601623)
WWII warships had a calculating instrument called a "computer." It was used to calibrate the trajectories of the big guns and it was mechanical rather than electronic. It was right around this time that the first true computers were developed and the word ceased to be used for non-electronic instruments.


When I toured the Iowa, the docent took us to the fire control room with the mechanical computers for controlling the 16" guns. He said they were so accurate they were never replaced with the electronic version even though the ship saw service into the 1990's.

FredH Jun 12, 2019 1:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Barstowboy (Post 8602460)
Wasn't 'Harper', the 1966 detective movie from 'The Moving Target' by Ross MacDonald, starring Paul Newman, partially filmed there? It was on TCM a couple of weeks ago and it sure looks like it.
Sorry, I meant the "Moon Fire Temple" located in Topanga Canyon.



You are correct.

https://i.postimg.cc/Nf7jRDb5/Capture2.png
Harper, 1966, Warner Bros.

https://i.postimg.cc/tCHg1w3K/Capture1.png
Harper, 1966, Warner Bros.

FredH Jun 12, 2019 1:43 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8601519)
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/2985/UF3xc0.gif

Thanks for a great 10 years, noirisher!


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E.R. - I don't think anyone here would dispute the fact that this site would not have lasted 10 years without your input and leadership. :cheers:

Barstowboy Jun 12, 2019 1:53 AM

Thanks and I've learned so much!
:cheers:

robeach11 Jun 12, 2019 5:05 AM

Congrats on 10 years NLA!
This is my new favorite website.
If I don't check in every evening, I feel oh so empty inside.:cheers:

Noir_Noir Jun 12, 2019 6:10 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8602391)

Here's a 'mystery' location from the second batch of Russian spy photographs.


"Archive Photo - Petrol Station, Santa Monica, California 1939"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/4b2dhp.jpg
Ebay

..but where in Santa Monica? ...The hill with the oil derrick has me confused.


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I spy something beginning with a W.

https://i.imgur.com/5cMWGvi.jpg


Hmmm ... Santa Monica area you say .... could it be?

https://i.imgur.com/9qe60VD.jpg

:D

ethereal_reality Jun 12, 2019 12:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Noir_Noir (Post 8598194)

I know that others have commented on your water tower drawing.

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Originally Posted by Lwize (Post 8598556)
I can't explain why, but a simple drawing of the elusive water tower makes me smile. :)


...and Bristolian added poor, confused Theresa on top.

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Originally Posted by Bristolian (Post 8598833)
I also thought the illustration was great but couldn't help adding one thing myself.
https://i.imgur.com/SxpztaR.jpg?1
Google Maps

I, too..am impressed by Noir Noir's 'stylized' water tower.

It reminds me of the animation from UPA studio.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/3...924/MbrJ7W.jpg
UPA

The world where Mr. Magoo stumbled & Gerald McBoing-Boing wrought havoc.


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CityBoyDoug Jun 12, 2019 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by oldstuff (Post 8602349)
those were somewhat tricky. You had to put in just the right amount of ingredients, and then get them started quickly so they would all finish at about the same time and then take them off quickly so they did not overflow. and... you had to insert the metal sleeve in the top of the cup so the cup did not crush. You had to stand there and watch them so they did not get messed up and throw milkshake all over

I have this strange feeling that you've had some experience with the Multimixer.

:D:D:D:D

ethereal_reality Jun 12, 2019 12:57 PM

Here's another 'mystery' from the Russian photographs.



DESCRIPTION ON EBAY
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...921/HfhOcl.jpg
HERE



Did neighborhoods have their own ice machines? :shrug:

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/EJbqlS.jpg
EBAY


At first, I doubted this was Los Angeles. I did a bit of googling and found the John Morrell Co. at 1335 Willow

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/gR1pMq.jpg
LAPL

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Scott Charles Jun 12, 2019 1:10 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8602867)
Did neighborhoods ever have their own ice machines? :shrug:

They sure did!

This one was in the middle of a parking lot near my home, was fully operational, and only got removed some time in the last ten years:

https://i.imgur.com/blXsA2V.jpg

ethereal_reality Jun 12, 2019 1:17 PM

:previous: I've seen photographs like that but always presumed the ice machines were at a business. (say...behind a neighborhood market out of the frame of the photo)


I'll file this under: YOU LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERY DAY.



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