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rick m Oct 15, 2019 12:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8716394)
Here is a rather strange snapshot of a snake charmer. It was on eBay yesterday but has since disappeared.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...921/QnTW09.jpghttps://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...921/XtXB6k.jpg
eBay

"The Fair Charmer, M.A. Fuller, 206 N. New Hampshire, Los Angeles." Apt. 106.

What in blue blazes is that in the audience, on the right?




Let's take a closer look.

The seller describes the snake charmer as an exotic woman...but I'm not so sure.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/QnTW09.jpg

What do you think noirishers...Man or Woman? :shrug:

Here's how the ad appeared on eBay.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...921/VyEFhc.jpg






re: The mystery in the audience.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/yN4iOU.jpg
DETAIL

It's a monkey.

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Hey all... It's an orangutan-------for certain-----------

sadykadie2 Oct 15, 2019 4:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8716394)
Here is a rather strange snapshot of a snake charmer. It was on eBay yesterday but has since disappeared.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...921/QnTW09.jpghttps://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...921/XtXB6k.jpg
eBay

"The Fair Charmer, M.A. Fuller, 206 N. New Hampshire, Los Angeles." Apt. 106.

What in blue blazes is that in the audience, on the right?




Let's take a closer look.

The seller describes the snake charmer as an exotic woman...but I'm not so sure.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/QnTW09.jpg

What do you think noirishers...Man or Woman? :shrug:

Here's how the ad appeared on eBay.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...921/VyEFhc.jpg






re: The mystery in the audience.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/yN4iOU.jpg
DETAIL

It's a monkey.

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In the immortal words of Aerosmith "Dude Looks Like a Lady"

CityBoyDoug Oct 15, 2019 12:51 PM

Scotty Bowers, Hollywood insider, dead at 96.

https://img.thedailybeast.com/image/...h-tease_tuvibd
grove press

ethereal_reality Oct 15, 2019 4:43 PM

Here's a bit of a mystery.

Has anyone heard of a Valley Market Town? :shrug:

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/RxQhgU.jpg
eBay

6127 Sepulveda Blvd. Van Nuys, Calf.

It somewhat reminds me of the Farmer's Market.

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ethereal_reality Oct 15, 2019 4:49 PM

It would be interesting to figure out where these women have set up their booth.


Christian Endeavor Benevolent Fund for Los Angeles County Hospital. [NO DATE]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/gPE50g.jpg
eBay

< < < Could that be their clubhouse over on the left? :shrug:


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ethereal_reality Oct 15, 2019 5:16 PM

Time for one more mystery before I take my car to the repair shop....:gaah:

Sadly, there's no address.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/8TVKeL.jpg
eBay

I wonder what is meant by "The House of Davis".

I immediately thought of the House of David. (the midwest cult that had a baseball team)


Here's the back but it doesn't offer any clues. (that I can see)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/RrPNP6.jpg

Good luck minions!

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HossC Oct 15, 2019 6:20 PM

:previous:

Still standing at 3517 Marathon Street. The Cerro Chico Apts appear in the CDs of the early to mid-30s, after which the name changes to Vista Mia.

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...erroChico1.jpg
GSV

HossC Oct 15, 2019 6:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8716394)

Here is a rather strange snapshot of a snake charmer. It was on eBay yesterday but has since disappeared.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...921/QnTW09.jpghttps://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...921/XtXB6k.jpg
eBay

"The Fair Charmer, M.A. Fuller, 206 N. New Hampshire, Los Angeles." Apt. 106.

Did all snake charmers have mad hair in the olden days?

Two women wrap a snake around their necks as they stand in front of a sideshow at the 1928 Pacific Southwest Exposition in Long Beach. Behind them is a sign labeled "Cannibal Girl - Belgium Congo"

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...keCharmer1.jpg
LAPL

There are plenty of other pictures of the 1928 Pacific Southwest Exposition here and here.

Noir_Noir Oct 15, 2019 11:07 PM

:previous:

Long Beach snake charming story that did not end well.


https://i.imgur.com/TDFuQt9.jpg
Billboard 27 Apr 1946

Noir_Noir Oct 15, 2019 11:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8717595)
Here's a bit of a mystery.

Has anyone heard of a Valley Market Town? :shrug:

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/RxQhgU.jpg
eBay

6127 Sepulveda Blvd. Van Nuys, Calf.

It somewhat reminds me of the Farmer's Market.

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"Valley Market Town Shopping Center at 6127 Sepulveda Boulevard near Oxnard was a popular spot for post war families after
it opened in 1947. The center offered free babysitting and dog kennels and featured the Sepulveda Drive In Theater. By 1954 the
complex had been renamed Mr. Carter's Market Place, after businessman Victor M. Carter."



https://i.imgur.com/9BHID7y.jpg
Facebook - Valley Relics Museum


https://i.imgur.com/DuKf7MR.jpg
sanfernandovalleyblog.blogspot.com

odinthor Oct 16, 2019 3:24 AM

Thanks, Noir_Noir!

The LA Times got into the act too with the Cobra Woman, adding a few details:

https://i.postimg.cc/QtQdkWnB/Marks4-15-46.jpg
LA Times 4/15/1946, via ProQuest, via CSULB Library.

Here is their nice cozy home at 2510 E. 15th in Long Beach:

https://i.postimg.cc/J44zZ03n/Marks-2510-E15th.jpg
gsv

odinthor Oct 16, 2019 3:29 AM

Did anyone else notice the matching bas-reliefs on the two (stubby) towers of the recently-mentioned Taul Bldg. (same on both towers; a bit blurry because much enlarged)?

https://i.postimg.cc/g0vWfbyQ/Taul.jpg
gsv

Can anyone tell me what their significance might be?

BillinGlendaleCA Oct 16, 2019 5:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 8718310)
Did anyone else notice the matching bas-reliefs on the two (stubby) towers of the recently-mentioned Taul Bldg. (same on both towers; a bit blurry because much enlarged)?

https://i.postimg.cc/g0vWfbyQ/Taul.jpg
gsv

Can anyone tell me what their significance might be?

That's not the Taul Building, it was across the street and was taller. It looks like the bas-reliefs are just some kind of pattern.

Here's a closer look:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...28cb5ed7_b.jpg_9170156.jpg by BillinGlendaleCA, on Flickr

CaliNative Oct 16, 2019 6:49 AM

[QUOTE=odinthor;8718303]Thanks, Noir_Noir!

The LA Times got into the act too with the Cobra Woman, adding a few details:

https://i.postimg.cc/QtQdkWnB/Marks4-15-46.jpg
LA Times 4/15/1946, via ProQuest, via CSULB Library.

^^^
This story would not make the papers today. But if Elsie had been married to her snake, that would probably make the papers today I guess. Maybe not page 1, but page 10, small story: "Woman fatally bitten by husband in marital spat"

CaliNative Oct 16, 2019 7:05 AM

[QUOTE=HossC;8717747]Did all snake charmers have mad hair in the olden days?

Two women wrap a snake around their necks as they stand in front of a sideshow at the 1928 Pacific Southwest Exposition in Long Beach. Behind them is a sign labeled "Cannibal Girl - Belgium Congo"

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...keCharmer1.jpg
LAPL

^^
The winsome brunette on the right has movie star good looks--wonder if she ever made it in Hollywood?

odinthor Oct 16, 2019 1:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BillinGlendaleCA (Post 8718393)
That's not the Taul Building, it was across the street and was taller. It looks like the bas-reliefs are just some kind of pattern.

Here's a closer look:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...28cb5ed7_b.jpg_9170156.jpg by BillinGlendaleCA, on Flickr

Oops! I had thought at the time that it seemed a bit short for a building to throw one's self off of! Meantime, the pattern looked to me like a friendly bear or something. Just what is in these pills you gave me, doctor???

ethereal_reality Oct 16, 2019 11:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8717720)

Still standing at 3517 Marathon Street. The Cerro Chico Apts appear in the CDs of the early to mid-30s, after which the name changes to Vista Mia.

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...erroChico1.jpg
GSV

:previous: Thanks for figuring out the location, Hoss.

The building, built in 1928, is in much better shape than I initially thought. ...If anyone would like to check it out go to 3517 Marathon St....or.. openlistings.com


And I think I figured out "The House of Davis" mystery.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...921/0QDd6o.jpg



Could it be this guy?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/XKJiJ4.jpg
LATIMES 1931

As you can see, he lived at 3517 Marathon Street.

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BillinGlendaleCA Oct 17, 2019 3:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 8718509)
Oops! I had thought at the time that it seemed a bit short for a building to throw one's self off of! Meantime, the pattern looked to me like a friendly bear or something. Just what is in these pills you gave me, doctor???

In fairness, in the pic you posted it did look like a friendly bear to me, but I'm a Bruin so I tend to see bears in everything.

ethereal_reality Oct 17, 2019 7:22 PM

This afternoon's mystery post is a rare original snapshot of a Van de Kamp's bakery that was located on Pasadena Ave.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/wsbPqb.jpg
Currently on eBay


and the reverse...
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...921/RdO7tT.jpg
eBay


I have two questions:

1....What is the office mentioned at the bottom. At first I thought they meant Van de Kamp's offices
but I believe the windmill bakery at that location was on the same side of the street. Also it appears to say..umm...Santa Fe office?

2....The building next to the bakery, on the right, appears to be a real estate office (somewhat of a guess). And it looks like an Egyptian themed storefront
has been built in front of a two story house. Does anyone have information on a "Lee" real estate office in the area?


Let's take a closer look.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/v8pOPi.jpg

I thought the building on the left might be a snow themed building (we've seen them before), but I'm pretty sure it's just the side of a normal building. (darn)

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ethereal_reality Oct 17, 2019 8:00 PM

Kodachrome slide of a mystery building, taken in April of 1947.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/kB8Ih5.jpg
Currently on eBay

It could be a hospital with labs (note all the conduit)..but I'm at a loss for a name.


hmm...or maybe that isn't conduit.

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