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Martin Pal Apr 14, 2020 5:42 PM

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Noticing the GSV image in the above post...

I hope the Googlemobile is out capturing the streets of L.A. with minimal to no traffic around.

BillinGlendaleCA Apr 14, 2020 8:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 8893331)
:previous:

Noticing the GSV image in the above post...

I hope the Googlemobile is out capturing the streets of L.A. with minimal to no traffic around.

On the FB page for the local photo group, guy posted some pics of LAX...deserted.

ScottyB Apr 15, 2020 6:30 AM

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ethereal_reality Apr 15, 2020 3:07 PM

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Here's an interesting 1970s slide of the J.J. Newberry store on the corner of Broadway and. . .umm. . . 5th Street?

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

I believe that's a cream colored Javelin going through the intersection.


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ethereal_reality Apr 15, 2020 3:39 PM

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Here is a group of photographs I found a few months ago on eBay.

As they appeared on eBay.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/fCXUdL.jpg

As you can see, the top two photographs show an accident between a milk truck and a trolley.




Here's a closer look.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/Ur1dfO.jpg





https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/Bm1ep7.jpg

Does anyone recognize this intersection? ...My guess is the corner of S. Central and 8th Street. because the large building reminds me of the Bank of America that stood on the southwest corner.






Ojai Valley

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/uBT48W.jpg

As you can see - most of the land is devoted to orchards.







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

Why, pray-tell, is this car called a Waffle Iron. :shrug:


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sopas ej Apr 15, 2020 4:30 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8894284)
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Here's an interesting 1970s slide of the J.J. Newberry store on the corner of Broadway and. . .umm. . . 5th Street?

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

I believe that's a cream colored Javelin going through the intersection.


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Actually, I think that's the 1980s, judging by the Cadillac on the left, and that van's license plate; prior to 1980, California plates only had 6 characters, and beginning in 1980, they had 7 characters. My guess is that this is the mid-1980s.

And I think that's a cream-colored 'stang from the early 1970s...

BDiH Apr 15, 2020 6:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 8892647)
A couple photos of Hollywood Blvd.

c. 1971
This one features the New-View Theatre showing The Last Picture Show (1971) and Easy Rider (1969). The tree decoration on the far left tells us it's the holiday season.

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...9f&oe=5EB9E591CinemaTreasures


c. 1969
New-View, Larry Edmunds Bookshop, House of Magic, Supply Sergeant.
The searchlight and a line of people waiting to get into the New-View suggests the possible Premiere or Opening of the film The Gay Deceivers. (Marquee: "In Absolutely Divine Color.")

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...2d&oe=5EB9C3A9CinemaTreasures

I always enjoyed the New-View Theatre. I saw GWTW for fifty cents there in the early 1960s. In those days, only older movies or recent, but not new movies, were shown. It had the simplest decor of any theater. Very small lobby with a basic concession stand. When you entered the theater itself, there was one aisle down the right side and all seats were on the left. I asked my mother about it later and she said it was originally a newsreel theater that showed continuous newsreels. No show times; just give the cashier your nickel and find a seat and watch the newsreels until you had enough. TV changed all that and the News-View became the New-View. (and GWTW was finally shown to home audiences for free)

The Orange Julius stand (and another next to the Admiral Theatre) were always a treat. I bought many original 8x10 glossies from Larry Edmond's in those days. But best of all was Cherokee Books in the Cherokee Building, where I picked up many old Batman and Superman comics for five cents. And God bless Harry and Gene, the original owners and booksellers

unihikid Apr 15, 2020 6:06 PM

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Originally Posted by sopas ej (Post 8894380)
Actually, I think that's the 1980s, judging by the Cadillac on the left, and that van's license plate; prior to 1980, California plates only had 6 characters, and beginning in 1980, they had 7 characters. My guess is that this is the mid-1980s.

And I think that's a cream-colored 'stang from the early 1970s...

I was going to say the same thing, but the caddy also looks like a deville body style which was produced from the late 70's to the late 80's, but it also looks like the smaller boxy Sedan DeVille that came out in the mid 80's. The plates might be the sunset plates of the late 80's (we had a set on our family VW Rabbit which i always enjoyed looking at as a kid), or out of state plates.

Hollywood Graham Apr 15, 2020 8:34 PM

Ojai
 
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8894314)
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Here is a group of photographs I found a few months ago on eBay.

As they appeared on eBay.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/fCXUdL.jpg

As you can see, the top two photographs show an accident between a milk truck and a trolley.




Here's a closer look.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/Ur1dfO.jpg





https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/Bm1ep7.jpg

Does anyone recognize this intersection? ...My guess is the corner of S. Central and 8th Street.






Ojai Valley

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/uBT48W.jpg

As you can see - most of the land is devoted to orchards.







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

Why, pray-tell, is this car called a Waffle Iron. :shrug:


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Still lots of orchards, more houses now than in photo of course here in Ojai. The Waffle Iron could be named because of the grill or it could be a slang word for an electric car...

CityBoyDoug Apr 16, 2020 12:59 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8894284)
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Here's an interesting 1970s slide of the J.J. Newberry store on the corner of Broadway and. . .umm. . . 5th Street?

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

I believe that's a cream colored Javelin going through the intersection.


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Yes this is 5th street.

ethereal_reality Apr 16, 2020 3:43 AM

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The name Newberry's can still be seen at two of the entrances.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/0x6tdc.jpg
retrologist



Newberry's was at this location from 1939 to the mid-1990s.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/YgIztq.jpg
ebay


It occupied the ground floor of the Metropolitan Building. < LINK...
CBD, do you remember if the Newberry's had a basement?


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HenryHuntington Apr 16, 2020 4:49 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8894314)
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https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/Bm1ep7.jpg

Does anyone recognize this intersection? ...My guess is the corner of S. Central and 8th Street. because the large building reminds me of the Bank of America that stood on the southwest corner.

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Without getting too deep this late, I think you could be right, e-r. LARy's B Line ran through DTLA on Macy St., Main St., E. 12th St. and Hooper Ave. However, I don't see passengers aboard, which could mean that the car was using non-revenue trackage on this part of Central Ave. to pull in or out of Division 1 Car House at 7th and Central. We have at least some plausibility and no knockout factors that I can see.

Looks like there's a service station at the right edge of the photo, if that's any help.

CityBoyDoug Apr 16, 2020 6:07 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8894945)
:previous:

CBD, do you remember if the Newberry's had a basement?


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ER....I don't recall if there was a basement for public use ...doubtful.
:shrug:But there probably was one for storage.

The entire flavor of the Civic Center has changed. Its now lots of Latino and Asian stores at the sidewalk level.

Lwize Apr 16, 2020 7:35 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8894945)
Newberry's was at this location from 1939 to the mid-1990s.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/YgIztq.jpg
ebay

No cars or people? How long has LA been on lockdown?

Mstimc Apr 16, 2020 10:25 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8894945)
:previous:

The name Newberry's can still be seen at two of the entrances.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/0x6tdc.jpg
retrologist



Newberry's was at this location from 1939 to the mid-1990s.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/YgIztq.jpg
ebay


It occupied the ground floor of the Metropolitan Building. < LINK...
CBD, do you remember if the Newberry's had a basement?


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This reminds me of the SQR store in DT Anaheim, demolished in 1978 for one of the worst redevelopment projects in So Cal history. Very nondescript building from the outside, but one of those places you could find anything. I bought a "friendship" ring for my first junior high crushes there. But the coolest thing was the pneumatic tubes that took your money and a receipt from the sales floor to the mezzanine, where cashiers made change and sent it back. So cool!

transitfan Apr 16, 2020 12:27 PM

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Originally Posted by sopas ej (Post 8894380)
Actually, I think that's the 1980s, judging by the Cadillac on the left, and that van's license plate; prior to 1980, California plates only had 6 characters, and beginning in 1980, they had 7 characters. My guess is that this is the mid-1980s.

And I think that's a cream-colored 'stang from the early 1970s...

If the van had a commercial plate, those had 7 characters starting in the mid-70s, IIRC. Format was 1X#####, where X = a letter other than I, O or Q and # = numbers (0-9) (eg 1G28568)

Godzilla Apr 16, 2020 4:51 PM

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Originally Posted by sopas ej (Post 8894380)
Actually, I think that's the 1980s, judging by the Cadillac on the left, and that van's license plate; prior to 1980, California plates only had 6 characters, and beginning in 1980, they had 7 characters. My guess is that this is the mid-1980s.

And I think that's a cream-colored 'stang from the early 1970s...






'70s Bell Van
https://barnfinds.com/wp-content/upl...d-E100-Van.jpg



Logo (A telesis co.) suggests '80s
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/kKkAA...9HB/s-l640.jpg



Although Cadillac appears to be four-door, tail also reminiscent of '79 Eldorado. Plate could be from out of state.
http://images.classiccars.com/classi...c_Eldorado.jpg




Time traveler in search of dial tone
https://www.curbsideclassic.com/wp-c...image/9512.jpg

Martin Pal Apr 16, 2020 8:08 PM

^^^
LOL!


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Originally Posted by BDiH (Post 8894504)
I always enjoyed the New-View Theatre.
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Hey, BDiH, :) did you ever visit the New-View Theatre when it became The Pussycat Theatre in 1973? :runaway:

(For reasons I don't know, in the Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood movie set in 1969, this location was recreated as the Pussycat, not the New-View.

Quote:

Originally Posted by BDiH (Post 8894504)
I bought many original 8x10 glossies from Larry Edmond's in those days.
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Do you still have them?!

Martin Pal Apr 16, 2020 9:29 PM

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I had read a blurb about the theatre becoming the Pussycat in 1973. Here's what the Los Angeles Theatres blogspot has to say about that:

Pacific Theatres was the operator of the New-View in the 60s and early 70s.

It once had an infamous nightclub, Masque, in the basement. There was occasional soft core porn film in the early 70s. One booking featured winners from the 1973 New York X-Rated Film Festival. At other times it played decent double features or triple feature action bills. Pacific was running it into mid-November 1974 at which time it started running serious porno as an independent operation. That only lasted a couple weeks.

By the end of November 1974 it had become part of the Pussycat chain but still was called the New-View. It didn't get renamed the Pussycat Theatre until the following spring. The permit to install new signage and remodel the facade was issued in March 1975.


https://losangelestheatres.blogspot....z-theatre.html

ethereal_reality Apr 17, 2020 4:54 AM

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12 directions.


The busy corner of Hill and 5th Street.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/aUfTGP.jpg
eBay


The message on the back.

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

I can get up to 6 directions; 4 corners and two diagonals. .so the photographer must be counting each direction twice. . .as in back and forth.





Here's the complete photograph as it appeared on eBay.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/e1wW1t.jpg
eBay

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