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GaylordWilshire Feb 15, 2020 3:43 PM

https://i.postimg.cc/HLJMbmfS/chinatowngore-bmp.jpg


https://i.postimg.cc/k4328bN4/chinatownbook.jpg


A little Chinatown pseudo-gore to recommend a new book-- LA noir from the '30s (and before) through the '70s.


https://cinephiliabeyond.org/

ethereal_reality Feb 16, 2020 2:50 AM

:previous:

Does the audience ever get to see Dunaway's blown out eye? ....I thought Dunaway's hair obscured the missing eye.

Am I misremembering?...


After seeing Evelyn's (Dunaway's) slumped body.

http://imageshack.com/a/img922/1240/wrLXI2.gif
giphy


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Lorendoc Feb 16, 2020 6:03 AM

Odd sightings in a DTLA parking lot today
 
Grist for the car-identifiers, at 3rd and Spring:

https://i.imgur.com/f1vedI7.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Ay51TVp.jpg

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

Are the car colors anachronistic? I always think of pre 1950s cars as being all black. Probably because I have only seen them in black and white films...

GaylordWilshire Feb 16, 2020 7:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8832628)
:previous:

Does the audience ever get to see Dunaway's blown out eye? ....I thought Dunaway's hair obscured the missing eye.

Am I misremembering?...


After seeing Evelyn's (Dunaway's) slumped body.

http://imageshack.com/a/img922/1240/wrLXI2.gif
giphy


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https://i.postimg.cc/TYMcrKtF/chinatowneye-bmp.jpg

Earl Boebert Feb 16, 2020 7:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lorendoc (Post 8832759)

[Snip]

Are the car colors anachronistic? I always think of pre 1950s cars as being all black. Probably because I have only seen them in black and white films...

Here's a color chart for 1935 [Not Model A] Fords:

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/d4/54...030f54a5a8.png

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/d4/54...030f54a5a8.png

Cheers,

Earl

GaylordWilshire Feb 16, 2020 10:48 PM

:previous:

Tiny quibble...the Model A was produced from '27 to '31. Some color in its palette--though there was a color actually called [Something] Drab--but not as much color as the '35s, which were trimmed either as standards or DeLuxes...


https://i.postimg.cc/jdTp5KjN/modela-bmp.jpg
LAT Jan 25, 1931

Earl Boebert Feb 16, 2020 11:27 PM

^^^^Thanks, I've corrected the posting.

When I wrote it I had found a Model A chart picture (off Worthpoint) but they do something to make it impossible to link to their pictures, so I hunted around and found the 1935 chart but forgot to update the text.

In any case, lots of colors besides black :-)

Cheers,

Earl

ethereal_reality Feb 17, 2020 5:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 8833003)

........................................................https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/1904/X5Z69e.gif



I stand corrected GW. This shot is shown quite quickly, right? ...If you squint. . .oh, nevermind.


ethereal_reality Feb 17, 2020 6:42 AM

There are three pages of posts that include the word "Thompson" but I didn't see the following rppc. (real picure post card)


Written on the left:..."Hotel de Thompson"...July 12th, 1906.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/4EZb1i.jpg
eBay (no longer listed)

The location was listed as Hollywood Calif.




Here's a larger/closer look.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/M3RVLV.jpg


I thought the garage had undergone an odd renovation with that skinny door but that's not the case. Upon closer inspection. .it's just that the garage door isn't shut all the way. :duh


I haven't been able to fiigure out where, in Hollywood, this 'hotel' was located.


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odinthor Feb 17, 2020 3:16 PM

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Hmmmm, e_r . . . there is a Gordian knot here which will take some time and ingenuity to untangle.

"Hotel de Thompson" was a jocular designation in the late 1870s and 1880 for the L.A. city jail, as drunks and so on were said to be staying at the "Hotel de Thompson" after arrest, the "Thompson" giving his name to this being Sheriff James Santiago Thompson, a colorful Angeleno rich in interest, first in L.A. in 1850; but I'll just mention that he was first (if I understand correctly) appointed to the Sheriff's office by the Board of Supervisors in 1858 upon the violent death of Sheriff Getman, who had been shot down by one Reed, near the corner of "Beaudry's building" (as reported), reputed insane. Now, Sheriff Thompson had a house on the grounds of Rancho La Brea in the 1850s; but the photo reference is from 1906, and what's more I'm not certain that he is the Judge Thompson who cut quite a figure in L.A. in the 1870s-1880s, and whose house was not in Hollywood but rather "on Figueroa street, between Washington and Adams" (LA Herald, 5/18/1875). The photo's reference to "Hotel de Thompson" could just be a jocular and somewhat dated "old Angeleno" reference to the residence of some otherwise unrelated Thompson in Hollywood; or . . . [mind whirls with theories] . . .

CityBoyDoug Feb 17, 2020 7:08 PM

....http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=53765






There were no gloss-coat paints in those days....you had wax it to have a shiny car.

Martin Pal Feb 17, 2020 7:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lorendoc (Post 8832759)
Grist for the car-identifiers, at 3rd and Spring:

https://i.imgur.com/f1vedI7.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Ay51TVp.jpg
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I'm assuming they were filming something downtown? Last month there were period cars like these parked along Cherokee Ave. between Hollywood Blvd. and Selma Ave. in front of Boardner's, specifically. I tried searching online to find out what they may have been filming there, but wasn't able to find even a hint.

ethereal_reality Feb 17, 2020 7:55 PM

..."Hotel de Thompson" mystery.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/ME0thZ.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor
"Hotel de Thompson" was a jocular designation in the late 1870s and 1880 for the L.A. city jail,
as drunks and so on were said to be staying at the "Hotel de Thompson" after arrest, the "Thompson" giving his name to this being Sheriff James Santiago Thompson.

Wow. That's some obscure information, odinthor. Thanks so much!

hmmm. . .maybe the residence was owned by a well-known drunk ........(does anyone know W.C. Field's home address?) ;)


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Godzilla Feb 17, 2020 8:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 8833722)
I'm assuming they were filming something downtown? Last month there were period cars like these parked along Cherokee Ave. between Hollywood Blvd. and Selma Ave. in front of Boardner's, specifically. I tried searching online to find out what they may have been filming there, but wasn't able to find even a hint.


Wasn't there a recent NLA post regarding Angels Flight surrounds being prepped for filming?



Wild guess:
Quote:

In booming 1932 Los Angeles, a down-and-out defense attorney takes on the case of a lifetime.https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2077823/?ref_=tt_ov_inf

ethereal_reality Feb 18, 2020 2:18 AM

This interesting photograph was recently listed on eBay


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/i9BGg2.jpg
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/tZYOal.jpg
eBay for search purposes:.... Laurel Canyon Blvd. Bridge - Feb. 26, 1929



It appears the bridge is newly finished. There are a group of workmen on the right edge of the photograph and, if you look closely, there are two workers on the opposite side of the bridge near the fine looking house.





Here are the two men on the far side of the bridge. . . as well as a closer look at the house.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/H34TBX.jpg
detail

I took Laurel Canyon Blvd. daily when I first moved to Lo Angeles and I don't remember driving over any bridge on Laurel Canyon Blvd. that was remotely like this one.

What happened to it?




Update.

CORRECTION:
Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor

I think man #2 in the Laurel Canyon photo is a (double-trunk) tree trunk.

oops. . you're correct odinthor. I thought it was a man facing the camera and bending over.


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CityBoyDoug Feb 18, 2020 5:58 AM

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9FAaloZMws...an-1952-20.jpghttp://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XOTkvSmnv9...an-1952-17.jpg
https://66.media.tumblr.com/c066c5dd...a3zo1_1280.jpg
LIFE

This is 1952 in the Handcock area of Los Angeles. Bob's Speedo Service....wherever that was.

GaylordWilshire Feb 18, 2020 1:14 PM

:previous:


Hancock was the brand of gasoline, not a signifier of the location. Bob's was at 1230 W Olympic Blvd, the sec of Blaine Street. The tall building in the background is the Mayfair Hotel at Seventh and Hartford, which I think like those wheelcycles we've seen on NLA before.


https://i.postimg.cc/0jP4XKnk/mayfair1-bmp.jpg


https://i.postimg.cc/28XHhKs8/mayfair2-bmp.jpg

CityBoyDoug Feb 18, 2020 5:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 8834337)


Hancock was the brand of gasoline, not a signifier of the location. Bob's was at 1230 W Olympic Blvd, the sec of Blaine Street. The tall building in the background is the Mayfair Hotel at Seventh and Hartford, which I think like those wheelcycles we've seen on NLA before.


I didn't notice the HANCOCK sign on the station. My reference is the source of my misinformation. Sorry for millionth time.
The Internet is loaded with error....

With 2,689 pages there are going to be many repeats over the years. Does anyone have the old page reference for the one wheelers?

ethereal_reality Feb 18, 2020 6:47 PM

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Here's an astonishing cabinet card of Los Angeles Railway conductor, E. J. Dyer. [1889]


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/5uLG1x.jpg
eBay




If you look closely, there is a schedule taped to the old wooden door. Mr. Dyer's badge number is 40.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/S09kA4.jpg
BIG

Hopefully oldstuff sees this & digs up E. J. Dyer's family history. :)



Link
Asking $95.00
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ethereal_reality Feb 18, 2020 7:26 PM

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PLAYING CARD:...Davis Manufacturing Co....Beverly Hills, California

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/Cy39zO.jpg
eBay (found a long time ago.

This ball valve factory looks HUGE! Where in Beverly Hills? (WeHo maybe. .but Beverly Hills) :shrug:


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