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unihikid Aug 14, 2020 6:32 AM

ER that's the Hollywood Greyhound station, it was right next door to the McDonald's on Vine. I want to say it went down in 2001.

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9010321)
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mystery bus station



SELLER'S description:..."Negative, sexy black girl Diana Mitchell at bus station, Los Angeles"....Link


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/qmhC0O.jpg
eBay


Does anyone recognize this bus station?

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HossC Aug 14, 2020 12:41 PM

:previous:

The three businesses in the picture appear on Vine Street in both the 1973 and 1987 CDs:

1341 Vine St - Pic 'N' Save
1357 Vine St - Kentucky Fried Chicken
1409 Vine St - Greyhound Bus Lines

nadeau Aug 14, 2020 1:23 PM

This thread with the Greyhound Station is closely connected to the thread about the lots surrounding the Cinerama Dome.

Noir_Noir Aug 14, 2020 2:10 PM

:previous:


Yes!

We can even be environmentally friendly and recycle used graphics.

Old circle of interest = red

New circle of interest = blue


https://i.imgur.com/TgCCE4p.jpg

:tup:

nadeau Aug 14, 2020 2:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 9010413)
:previous:

The three businesses in the picture appear on Vine Street in both the 1973 and 1987 CDs:

1341 Vine St - Pic 'N' Save
1357 Vine St - Kentucky Fried Chicken
1409 Vine St - Greyhound Bus Lines

And you can see a reflection of the McDonalds in the window. That definitely looks like a bar between the KFC and the station.

nadeau Aug 14, 2020 2:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by unihikid (Post 9010335)
ER that's the Hollywood Greyhound station, it was right next door to the McDonald's on Vine. I want to say it went down in 2001.

A small number of photographers hung out at the station looking for young corn-fed hopefuls as they first arrived in Hollywood.

unihikid Aug 14, 2020 3:22 PM

My first bus trip was in 1999, and i remember waiting an hour to board the bus and getting something from McDonald's and being worried that the bus might leave me. I know the Pic N Save was the last hold out for the name change to Big Lots, and it was a PNS well after they tore down the bus station. KFC was still around during that time as well.

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 9010413)
:previous:

The three businesses in the picture appear on Vine Street in both the 1973 and 1987 CDs:

1341 Vine St - Pic 'N' Save
1357 Vine St - Kentucky Fried Chicken
1409 Vine St - Greyhound Bus Lines


ethereal_reality Aug 14, 2020 3:23 PM

I just found two additional photos of Diana Mitchell.

Quote:

Originally Posted by nadeau (Post 9010500)
A small number of photographers hung out at the station looking for young corn-fed hopefuls as they first arrived in Hollywood.

That's true nadeau but in this instance the photographer appears to have followed her home!

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

:previous: mystery location





I'm guessing that this particular 'Arrival in Hollywood' scenario was staged.

hmm. . .but shouldn't the destination on the bus be 'Los Angeles' . . .not 'San Diego' :shrug:

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/ShvSi7.jpg
eBay

. . .unless this was a "Diana Mitchell spends the weekend in San Diego" scenario. ....ha ha


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Bodin Aug 14, 2020 5:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 8014071)
Instead of being exalted, these diminutive performers are almost always exploited....one way or another.:cool:

http://1.fwcdn.pl/ph/48/76/34876/406602.1.jpg
http://1.fwcdn.pl/ph/48/76/34876/406602.1.jpg

This is a photo from the 1932 film "Freaks" by Tod Browning.
Just so it is clear, this film wasn't an exploitation of the actors, but instead a celebration of their uniqueness as members of a sideshow, and how they bond as a family. Actually, the villain in this film is the female who is the only person in the "freakshow" without any disabilities, but she instead is a fake fortune teller and is pretending to care for a little person to get his money and break up his marriage. Remarkable film and WAY ahead of its time.

Snix Aug 14, 2020 6:06 PM

The McDonald's restaurant just north of here (reflected in the window near the bus) received their Certificate of Occupancy at the end of November, 1979. This photo was likely taken after that.

The restaurant and bar on the south side of the station with the wedge-shaped sign and the flagstone wall, was originally called The Grapevine Room.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...dd9d4f22_k.jpg (my collection)

The station was designed by architect Kenneth R. Swift in 1955. Los Angeles Times 24 Oct 1965 notes that he was the associate architect of the big bus terminal on 6th Street downtown designed by Welton Becket and opened in 1967.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...ae056b978f.jpg
(1970 AIA Directory)

Kenneth R. Swift (1907-1999) https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/116133550

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9010321)
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mystery bus station



SELLER'S description:..."Negative, sexy black girl Diana Mitchell at bus station, Los Angeles"....Link


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/qmhC0O.jpg
eBay


Does anyone recognize this bus station?

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Martin Pal Aug 14, 2020 6:08 PM

Snix, love that matchbook.

Heh, really? "Superb Food" in a bus station? This is the first I've heard they served food there.


Quote:

Originally Posted by nadeau (Post 9010495)
And you can see a reflection of the McDonalds in the window. That definitely looks like a bar between the KFC and the station.


This is a 1979 dated photo of the station and bar:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7327799)
E_R, I didn't see any follow up posts to your Grape Vine Cocktail Lounge inquiry, and I haven't found any information to add about it, but I did find this photo, dated 1979, showing this place:

https://ssl.c.photoshelter.com/img-g...lpjrbVKazA.jpgHollywood Photographs
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nadeau Aug 14, 2020 6:31 PM

The matchbook says the food is superb. The sign in front downgrades the food to fine.

BDiH Aug 14, 2020 10:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9010570)
I just found two additional photos of Diana Mitchell.


That's true nadeau but in this instance the photographer appears to have followed her home!

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

:previous: mystery location

I'm guessing that this particular 'Arrival in Hollywood' scenario was staged.

1737 N. Orange Drive, Hollywood.

ethereal_reality Aug 15, 2020 12:11 AM

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Yep. You're absolutely right!


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/WEyScw.jpg
GSV


How in the world did you figure that out, BDiH?.... I thumbed through numerous city directories and found nothing.

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ethereal_reality Aug 15, 2020 1:44 AM

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This lot of 9 negatives showed up on eBay yesterday.


"Original 1960's Bunker Hill Los Angeles CA Photo Negatives lot of 9"

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





Let's take a closer look at some of the images.

I recognize this once grand home but the name of the original owner has, momentarily, slipped my mind.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/xPgy9Q.jpg
eBay




This white clapboard(?) house is also familiar........note the breeze blowing the curtain.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/R44Rn7.jpg
eBay






Here's a twofer.

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

The building on the right is also the subject of the next image. (below)





This is, perhaps, the most interesting of the 9 images. .... (and the most sad :()

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





Destruction / and a front entrance.

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




A burnt back porch?

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



Link
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Scott Charles Aug 15, 2020 2:26 AM

Just to pile on, I remember that Greyhound station, too. I once picked up my then-girlfriend from there.

Mackerm Aug 15, 2020 2:57 AM

I'm wondering if this is an earlier incarnation of the Orange Inn, and later, Wigwam in Arcadia. The pictures came from different sources, so I don't know if they're connected. There are also Oaken Bucket orange juice glasses for sale, and an Oaken Bucket Rose Parade float.

https://i.postimg.cc/K8qrkp1x/gb-546.jpg
cityofmonrovia.pastperfectonline.com

https://i.postimg.cc/0jspRLBd/Oakenfront.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/pXPD0M8P/Oakenback.jpg
eBay

https://i.postimg.cc/VkVnLShN/Buckstsign.png
www.liveauctioneers.com

Beaudry Aug 15, 2020 8:00 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9011214)
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This lot of 9 negatives showed up on eBay yesterday.


"Original 1960's Bunker Hill Los Angeles CA Photo Negatives lot of 9"

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

Oh yeah, not a bad set. Gonna bid on them for sure!

So top row, left to right, you've got the utility stairs between the Hillcrest and the Astoria, looking from Clay up to Olive, near Third. There's demolition debris where the Hillcrest was so I'd peg these negs to late September/early October 1961.

Next shot is what looks like a jumble of demo debris. Probably from the Hillcrest. Next shot over is the doorway of the Dome Apartments. The next two shots, stacked one atop the other, are of the Brousseau.

Bottom row, far left, the back of something that fronts onto...somewhere. After I get it and look at it with a loupe I'll find some clue I'm sure.

Next to that is looking south on Grand from near 2nd alongside the Dome again. (Note: in the seller's listing they placed this neg down backward, so the image is reversed.)

Then there's what looks like a burnt-out structure, and, there was never any lack of structures aflame on the Hill, like the Boswell burning in May '62 or the Dome conflagration of '64. There was a stable in back of the Castle converted to residential that burned at some point, this may be that; I'll have to check into the date.

And speaking of the Castle, that there on the end of this row is our final photo.

CityBoyDoug Aug 15, 2020 10:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7327799)
Unfortunately, I haven't found any photos of this place, either, E_R, but I wanted to point
out that The Manhattan Transfer used it as cover art for their "Swing" album:



https://ssl.c.photoshelter.com/img-g...lpjrbVKazA.jpgBruce Torrence

I admit I was surprised; I thought, if I had found any photograph of it, it would've been a few decades
earlier than 1979!

Wish there was a better photograph...the sign on the front of it looks to have a "Hello, Kitty" type drawing on it.

The Grape Vine Room had a backdoor in the alley. One time I entered that bar and walked from the back to the front, because the driveway was clogged with buses and I wanted to get to Vine St. It was very dark inside as sleazy bars usually are. This place was about 3 blocks from where I lived on Santa Monica, Blvd.


Several times at night I took a bus from that station to San Diego - mid 1970s. I was in my 20s at that time.

Martin Pal Aug 15, 2020 6:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 9011391)
Several times at night I took a bus from that station to San Diego - mid 1970s. I was in my 20s at that time.
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Quote:

Originally Posted by Scott Charles (Post 9011250)
Just to pile on, I remember that Greyhound station, too. I once picked up my then-girlfriend from there.
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Didn't either of you partake of the superb (or fine) food in the Grape Vine?


In my post above I wrote about the matchbook...

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 9010766)
This is the first I've heard they served food there.
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...when the photo of the place clearly says "restaurant." :help:


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