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ethereal_reality Oct 26, 2015 3:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7211269)

If you really squint, I think one can see both the Beverly Wilshire (left) and the dome of the Beverly Theater (right) in the 1933 shot

:previous: I think you're correct t2. Good eye.





Shirley Temple waters rocks while her daughter plays in a 'mystery' contraption in the foyer of their Beverly Hills home.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...907/31HjtY.jpg
http://www.amazon.com/Hollywood-Koda.../dp/0062265547

:previous: Does anyone recognize that saucer-like toy? (early version of a "Sit n' Spin'?)







And here's the whole famn damily. ;)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...905/2nBhmq.jpg
http://www.amazon.com/Hollywood-Koda.../dp/0062265547

the kids look rather bored looking at Mom's scrapbook.

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CityBoyDoug Oct 26, 2015 3:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7211440)
:previous: I think you're correct t2. Good eye.

And here's the whole famn damily. ;)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...905/2nBhmq.jpg
http://www.amazon.com/Hollywood-Koda.../dp/0062265547

the kids look rather bored looking at Mom's scrapbook.

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Kids are usually never impressed by their parent's fame. A mom is a mom and that's about it.

ethereal_reality Oct 26, 2015 3:29 AM

:previous: I'm sure that's true CityBoyDoug.






Here's yet another 'girlie' matchbook. (for some reason the graphic reminds me of Ed Wood's "Glen or Glenda")

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/908/r7k3RT.jpg
eBay

"The Biggest Little Madhouse in Hollywood"

Costello's Band Box
123 North Fairfax Avenue.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/911/3JuTJ3.jpg
eBay

...call YOrk 9340.
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ethereal_reality Oct 26, 2015 3:43 AM

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/911/avDgaj.jpg
eBay


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...905/VylyQs.jpg
reverse

Evicted,
Doughty Anna Boyd
5-17-53

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tovangar2 Oct 26, 2015 5:23 AM

Lou Costello's Band Box
 
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-N...9%252520PM.jpg
Billboard 27 Feb 1943

That was Lou Costello's club.

"Strip for Action" LOL, what was that?

Milt Bronson IMDB

CityBoyDoug Oct 26, 2015 6:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7211458)
:previous: I'm sure that's true CityBoyDoug.






Here's yet another 'girlie' matchbook. (for some reason the graphic reminds me of Ed Wood's "Glen or Glenda")

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/908/r7k3RT.jpg
eBay

"The Biggest Little Madhouse in Hollywood"

Costello's Band Box
123 North Fairfax Avenue.


...call YOrk 9340.
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A scene from the movie Glen or Glenda...filmed in Hollywood, where else..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...pslotqnpnd.jpg
edwood

Those Who Squirm! Oct 26, 2015 7:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Tourmaline (Post 7210281)
Quote:

It just goes to show you that street directories aren't always reliable in terms of being exhaustive. It's not uncommon for existing addresses to be skipped over entirely, even ones that had existed for many years by the time the directory was published.
Available on-line CDs are somewhat incomplete, especially for the time periods involved. This often makes recognizable names seemingly impossible to locate. In some instances printed directories had amended editions for the same year. Other, perhaps less obvious clues include "Talli's Imports" and the 420 on the nearby awning. ;)

You wouldn't think they'd be this incomplete. It's not like a whole street or portion of the street's missing; rather the beginning and end points of a block are certainly listed, but known addresses in between are missing. For example, 9500 Cherokee Lane was built around 1915, and 2200 Bowmont Dr* was there in the early 1950s, but both are missing in the 1956 street address directory.

The issue of the later editions of the Pactel directory omitting almost all of West L.A. and Palms is a different issue, and a very frustrating one for those wanting to research the history anywhere outside the pre-war urban core. Those areas aren't "missing", instead, the publishers left them out deliberately.

*Both in BHPO 90210.

Tourmaline Oct 26, 2015 2:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7211540)
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-N...9%252520PM.jpg
Billboard 27 Feb 1943

That was Lou Costello's club.

"Strip for Action" LOL, what was that?

Milt Bronson IMDB



A lot of history at 123 N. Fairfax location. http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2014/1...nesteroff.html (Below images from this site.)

http://a3.typepad.com/6a00e00994d975...1d14d5b970c-pi


http://a6.typepad.com/6a00e00994d975...702df16970b-pi



http://blog.wfmu.org/.a/6a00d83451c2...7031ce6970b-pi

ethereal_reality Oct 26, 2015 5:22 PM

:previous: Very interesting Tourmaline & t2. Is there a photograph to be found?



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...910/0vyOH2.jpg
eBay

I guess it was the dimensions of the graphic and the two toned dress that made me think of 'Glen or Glenda'.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...907/zZIIBR.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/907/zZIIBR.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
http://wrongsideoftheart.com/2009/07...ives-1953-usa/
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ethereal_reality Oct 26, 2015 5:40 PM

slide_1968

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/907/oVnq0d.jpg
eBay

I would have liked to have seen more of that cocktail lounge to the right of the book store. (The Plaid -something- cocktail)


Here's 5907 Hollywood Boulevard today.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...911/m4ys5W.jpg

tovangar2 Oct 26, 2015 5:43 PM

The Band Box on Fairfax
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7211917)
Is there a photograph to be found?
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All I could find is the cover of this 1947 10" shellac album:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-f...7%252520AM.jpg
rateyourmusic

There's much info:

LAT
Beware of the Blog
Wiki for Billy Gray


PS

Billy Gray's house still exists. 1183 Sunset Hills Road:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--...7%252520AM.jpg
gsv

This show caused Lerner & Loewe to sue:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-l...8%252520AM.jpg
oldshowbiz

ethereal_reality Oct 26, 2015 5:48 PM

:previous: That's great. thx t2. Mr. Gray had a very nice house.
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I just located the name of the cocktail lounge in the bookstore slide.


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...911/bIMf7A.jpg
:previous:

It was the Plaid Room. -sounds like a cool place. (I like that 1950s stone-work along the bottom)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...633/z3VkIc.jpg
lapl

why no mention of the book store?
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ethereal_reality Oct 26, 2015 6:05 PM

found on eBay.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...910/JjQNzy.jpg



Sadly, Billy Gray's life took a noirish turn.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...911/FhL9OL.jpg
http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2014/1...nesteroff.html

Thanks for the links tovanger2.
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tovangar2 Oct 26, 2015 6:10 PM

:previous:

Re that Band Box album cover w/ Billy Gray dressed as a baby. Gray famously provided the voice of the baby on Eddie Cantor's radio show.


PS:
Billy played agent Sig Poliakoff in "Some Like it Hot" (1959):
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-V...0%252520AM.jpg

His hilarious exchange with our heroes is here

ethereal_reality Oct 26, 2015 6:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7211250)
Here's a 1953 aerial view which I've labeled with some of the buildings we've discussed recently. Assuming that I've correctly identified the Westchester Market/Food Palace building, it was demolished sometime between 1994 and 2003.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4.jpg~original
Historic Aerials

:previous: Thanks for including this annotated aerial Hoss.

It's too bad the Westchester Food Palace was demolished. I really liked it's look.

originally posted by HossC
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...907/o3fbsY.jpg

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ethereal_reality Oct 26, 2015 8:37 PM

I happened across this photograph on a car aficionado website called blog.hemmings.
They tagged it as only as California, but I am sure this is the Farmers Market (you can even see a glimpse of Park LaBrea Apartments in the distance on the right)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...908/cpzLzo.jpg
http://blog.hemmings.com/

The reason I'm posting it is because of that smokestack spewing the dark smoke. cough*
In all the photos of the Farmers Market I have never noticed that smokestack. It's bugging me to no end.



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HossC Oct 26, 2015 9:26 PM

:previous:

The comments under the post on the Hemmings site contain a link to the uncropped slide on eBay. The seller has scribbled the red text across it. They describe it as "1960s", and mention McCall's California Gas Kitchen on the right.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...t.jpg~original
eBay

Here's the other side of McCall's California Gas Kitchen.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...GasKitchen.jpg
www.gogomag.com

HossC Oct 27, 2015 12:39 AM

According to lafire.com, Engine Company No 38 at 124 East I Street, Wilmington opened on December 31, 1948. Julius Shulman was there in 1949. This is "Job 614: Matcham and Heitschmidt, Fire Station No. 38 (Los Angeles, Calif.),1949".

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original

Both from Getty Research Institute

The doors have lost their windows, but, apart from that, the building looks unchanged.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...3.jpg~original
GSV

And here with the doors open.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4.jpg~original
GSV

For those of you who like your fire appliances, here are a couple of smaller images showing the vehicles.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...5.jpg~original

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...6.jpg~original

Both from firefighter Reuben Chan/www.lafire.com

Dr House Oct 27, 2015 5:32 AM

That is incredible.

Dr House Oct 27, 2015 5:33 AM

Too bad it never materialized! I love those kinds of anachronistic plans for the future!


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