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BifRayRock Mar 20, 2017 12:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7737352)
Now for something a bit noirish.

Arrested, October 15, 1948

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/kmAQmH.jpg
ebay



below: I'm hoping someone can help decipher was this says.

Something about...Earl Carroll...vagrancy....marijuana.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/WgasYe.jpg
reverse

I believe it mentions that one of the girls (Vicki Evans on the right) was involved in the notorious drug arrest with Robert Mitchum a month earlier. (see below)





http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/04SDXm.jpg
http://framework.latimes.com/2014/10...na-charges/#/0

Sept. 1, 1948: Scene after police took four people into custody on charges of marijuana use. From left: policeman, actress Lila Leeds,
real estate agent Robin Ford, actor Robert Mitchum and dancer Vickie Evans with her back to the camera.

This photo was published in the Sept. 2, 1948, Los Angeles Times.
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I realize we've covered bit and pieces of this ordeal earlier in NLA, but it's been years ago.



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Huh?


Quote:

At one point in the late thirties the then-young Robert Mitchum worked as a ghost writer for [Carroll] Righter. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carroll_Righter

Carroll Righter, Astrologer to the Stars.


1953 - Carroll Righter at home.

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/a95b0b43fcef5275_large
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CityBoyDoug Mar 20, 2017 1:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lomara (Post 7745409)
This dairy must have closed long before my time. I've lived in Downey for nearly my entire life, but have never heard of that dairy. I learn something new every time I visit this forum.

There used to be many large dairies in the Southern California area. But then the value of the land went into orbit and the cows moved to Arizona. Most had departed by the 1970s.

The City of Dairy Valley was incorporated on April 24, 1956, as a reaction to nearby Artesia's rapid urbanization. The City's name symbolized the more than 400 dairies, 100,000 cows and 106,300 chickens found within its limits. The cows outnumbered the City's 3,439 residents by 29 to 1. The chickens outnumbered the residents by over 30 to 1. The first business license in the new city was for Walter Marlowe's "Dairy Valley Egg Farms".

This area is now called Cerritos.

tovangar2 Mar 20, 2017 1:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 7745384)

Surrender Dorothy?


That's the old (third) Los Angeles High School on Olympic (pictured on the thread before).

"Los Angeles High School is shown in the opening credits of the 1940s movie "Strike Up The Band". The popular late 1960s and early 1970s television series Room 222 was filmed at LAHS. The 1917 building sustained moderate cosmetic damage, principally in the tower area, during the Sylmar earthquake in 1971. Efforts spearheaded by the Alumni Association, founded in 1876, to repair and preserve the iconic structure were opposed by certain commercial interests, who lobbied for its demolition, and finally decisively thwarted when it was gutted by a fire of mysterious origin. The replacement structure has been universally decried and finds no champions among either current or former students and faculty, or residents of the neighboring community." - wiki

Lomara Mar 20, 2017 1:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7745416)
There used to be many large dairies in the Southern California area. But then the value of the land went into orbit and the cows moved to Arizona. Most had departed by the 1970s.

The City of Dairy Valley was incorporated on April 24, 1956, as a reaction to nearby Artesia's rapid urbanization. The City's name symbolized the more than 400 dairies, 100,000 cows and 106,300 chickens found within its limits. The cows outnumbered the City's 3,439 residents by 29 to 1. The chickens outnumbered the residents by over 30 to 1. The first business license in the new city was for Walter Marlowe's "Dairy Valley Egg Farms".

This area is now called Cerritos.

Downey still has Rockview dairy, over on Stewart and Gray, but that might be the only one left in the city. I'm well familiar with the history of Dairy Valley, as my Dad is also from this area. I went to school in Bellflower with many kids who were the children of former Dutch dairy farmers from Bellflower, Hynes/Clearwater (now Paramount), Artesia, and Cerritos. Some of those Dutch dairy farmers relocated their farms to Ontario and Chino. A few years ago I did notice the prevalence of Dutch named dairies out there. But this LA Times article notes many moved out for the San Joaquin valley.

http://articles.latimes.com/2006/jan...ness/fi-dairy9

When I was in high school, I made many many many visits to Bellflower area drive-through dairies because some friends had success buying booze there, instead of using liquor stores. :cheers:

Who here remembers Dutch Village in Bellflower?

tovangar2 Mar 20, 2017 1:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lomara (Post 7745433)
Who here remembers Dutch Village in Bellflower?

This/these?

http://www.laweekly.com/restaurants/...rklaas-5261208

CityBoyDoug Mar 20, 2017 2:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lomara (Post 7745433)
Downey still has Rockview dairy, over on Stewart and Gray, but that might be the only one left in the city. I'm well familiar with the history of Dairy Valley, as my Dad is also from this area. I went to school in Bellflower with many kids who were the children of former Dutch dairy farmers from Bellflower, Hynes/Clearwater (now Paramount), Artesia, and Cerritos. Some of those Dutch dairy farmers relocated their farms to Ontario and Chino. A few years ago I did notice the prevalence of Dutch named dairies out there. But this LA Times article notes many moved out for the San Joaquin valley.

http://articles.latimes.com/2006/jan...ness/fi-dairy9

When I was in high school, I made many many many visits to Bellflower area drive-through dairies because some friends had success buying booze there, instead of using liquor stores. :cheers:

Who here remembers Dutch Village in Bellflower?

Rockview Farms keeps its dairy cows in Chino, northern California, and Nevada.

There were a few cows in the area when I moved here in 1992 but they're all gone now. But the Drive-Thru store is in operation in 2017....just as before [see below]. The now empty cow barns are still in the back of the lot. You can see them at the far right in the photo.

6170 N Paramount Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90805
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...pskbe5ldpg.jpg
googlesv

tovangar2 Mar 20, 2017 2:37 AM

Paul's Dairy Fresh Milk
 
:previous:

Nice neon:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/HE...=w1006-h564-no

Lomara Mar 20, 2017 3:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7745448)

No, the Holland American market was on Artesia near Bellflower Blvd. It was also a staple of my classmates when I was growing up. It wasn't in Dutch Village.

I'm referring to the Dutch Village that was on Woodruff and South street. I thought it was in Bellflower, but it's really further south, in Lakewood.

https://lakewood-ca.smugmug.com/Othe...lery/i-NVwQrdQ

http://articles.latimes.com/1986-04-...village-center

This KCET article has a good aerial of Rockview Downey from 1957, when it still had cows there.

https://www.kcet.org/shows/lost-la/m...east-la-county

Lomara Mar 20, 2017 3:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7745455)
Rockview Farms keeps its dairy cows in Chino, northern California, and Nevada.

There were a few cows in the area when I moved here in 1992 but they're all gone now. But the Drive-Thru store is in operation in 2017....just as before [see below]. The now empty cow barns are still in the back of the lot. You can see them at the far right in the photo.

6170 N Paramount Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90805
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...pskbe5ldpg.jpg
googlesv

That's my local drive-through dairy. I still swing through there sometimes.

Flyingwedge Mar 20, 2017 3:13 AM

Paramount Hay Tree
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lomara (Post 7745433)
Downey still has Rockview dairy, over on Stewart and Gray, but that might be the only one left in the city. I'm well familiar with the history of Dairy Valley, as my Dad is also from this area. I went to school in Bellflower with many kids who were the children of former Dutch dairy farmers from Bellflower, Hynes/Clearwater (now Paramount), Artesia, and Cerritos. Some of those Dutch dairy farmers relocated their farms to Ontario and Chino. A few years ago I did notice the prevalence of Dutch named dairies out there.

Lomara, you must be familiar with the Paramount Hay Tree on Paramount Blvd at Civic Center Drive,
north of Harrison Street:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...2.jpg~original

FW photo Feb 2016


Is it true that the price of hay sold under the Paramount Hay Tree was quoted by brokers in New York and Chicago
as the international standard?

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...t.jpg~original

FW photo Feb 2016

Lomara Mar 20, 2017 3:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 7745509)
Lomara, you must be familiar with the Paramount Hay Tree on Paramount Blvd at Civic Center Drive,
north of Harrison Street:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...2.jpg~original

FW photo Feb 2016


Is it true that the price of hay sold under the Paramount Hay Tree was quoted by brokers in New York and Chicago
as the international standard?

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...t.jpg~original

FW photo Feb 2016

Indeed I am familiar with the Hay Tree. I don't know how much truth is in that legend about it setting the price of hay for the rest of the world, though. I guess someone decided there's enough truth there to put it on a plaque in the center of town.

tovangar2 Mar 20, 2017 3:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lomara (Post 7745497)
This KCET article has a good aerial of Rockview Downey from 1957, when it still had cows there.

https://www.kcet.org/shows/lost-la/m...east-la-county

The Nubel Theater in your link above is impressive. And it's still there, repurposed as a church. The neon's gone but the tower is intact:

16711 Bellflower Boulevard, Bellflower, CA 90706


Cinema Treasures link: http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/3580


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ml...w=w728-h421-no
gsv


I like your "bellflower" street lamps too

ethereal_reality Mar 20, 2017 4:13 AM

:previous: Wow, that looks great! (it disappeared)







The Driftwood Dairy at the corner of Lower Azuza Road and El Monte Avenue, El Monte.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/vFssjp.jpg
Chris Lott at https://www.flickr.com/photos/calott23/4471095637/

Originally called the Driftyland Dairy-Port, the mid-century arch-shaped canopy that covers the smaller buildings beneath was built by Theodore Masterson in 1961.







Here's a closer look at it's space-age sign with the giant spike on top.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/24wAnA.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/marcsh...9839/lightbox/








below: In this view, the arch appears to be made of wood with steel support arches.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/RBECGw.jpg
Mike Hume at https://www.flickr.com/photos/mike-h...n/photostream/

The outer edge of the arch looks like it used to light up. (does anyone remember if it did?)

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update:

In March 2012, a wind storm damaged the sign. The uppermost and largest portion of the signage was never recreated.. (see below)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/NVafbf.jpg
https://www.laconservancy.org/issues...ive-thru-dairy

The smaller sign features the company’s bovine mascot, 'Drifty'.


Here's 'Drifty' painted on the curb.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...924/KV5bIL.jpg
detail



for search purposes:

Driftwood Dairy
10724 Lower Azusa Road
El Monte, CA 91731
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more info. here:
https://www.laconservancy.org/locations/driftwood-dairy

Lomara Mar 20, 2017 4:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7745527)
The Nubel Theater in your link above is impressive. And it's still there, repurposed as a church. The neon's gone but the tower is intact:

16711 Bellflower Boulevard, Bellflower, CA 90706


Cinema Treasures link: http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/3580


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/kF...g=w728-h421-no
gsv


I like your "bellflower" street lamps too

I wonder when it closed and reopened as a church? I went to school nearby, and I don't remember any theatre on Bellflower blvd then. When we wanted to go to the movies, we went to either Showcase Cinema at Stonewood, Rosecrans Drive In, the Pacific at Lakewood Mall, or the UA at Cerritos Mall.

BifRayRock Mar 20, 2017 4:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 6422611)
Enjoyed revisiting the Richfield Building yesterday - thanks!

Undated postcard:
http://ladailymirror.files.wordpress.../richfield.jpg
Mary Mallory

Richfield Building's Elevator:
http://ladailymirror.files.wordpress...ngelevator.jpg

1960's:
http://ladailymirror.files.wordpress...ingalonebw.jpg

From article:
http://ladailymirror.com/richfield-building-los-angeles-skyline/

A quote:

The Richfield Co. merged with Atlantic Refining Co. in 1966, and decided that the building was not producing enough revenue. [...] Louis Ream informed The Times on March 9, 1967, that “We’d like to think as big as possible – the economics of a site like this dictates that we do.” He claimed, “The building is beautiful, but it is only 52% usable. We’re planning on tearing it down, with tears in our eyes.”

...and if you believe that...meet me at the Brown Derby for a Cobb Salad.







From some "almost" throwaway color images, circa 1952. Yes, Virginia they should be very familiar especially when the color is turned down.

http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...4.jpg~original



http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...h.jpg~original




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http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...s.jpg~original





http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...7.jpg~original



Why label them "almost" throwaways?


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In 1951, when Movie box office revenues were slumping, some interesting building near Farmer's Market. Note the Fairfax Theater sign. A future part of the Tiffany Network?

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/047f4b3f4f27cf44_large http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/047f4b3f4f27cf44_large



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tovangar2 Mar 20, 2017 6:28 PM

Bellflower / Nubel / Holiday Theater, Bellflower
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lomara (Post 7745549)
I wonder when it closed and reopened as a church? I went to school nearby, and I don't remember any theatre on Bellflower blvd then.

The church website says it purchased the theater in 1986. It had been empty since circa '77.

It was built in '29. The current tower was added during the 1949 remodel.



There's a photo here when the theater was called the Holiday.


The original tower (I may like this one better) in 1937:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/TI...w=w386-h589-no
la movie palaces <--- more pix at the link

Lomara Mar 20, 2017 7:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7745932)
The church website says it purchased the theater in 1986. It had been empty since circa '77.

That explains it. By 1986, I had been spending all of my time in Orange County. Thanks for finding that information.

Martin Pal Mar 20, 2017 7:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7744736)

9169 Sunset Blvd - Paul R Williams - 1936
:previous:

Still looking good:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/cs...=w1006-h500-no
gsv

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7744773)
Yes it is! Thanks again t2.
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I never see your GSV photos, Tovangar...on either Safari or Firefox browsers. Obviously some do? :shrug:

Martin Pal Mar 20, 2017 8:03 PM

The Lady on the Left
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bifrayrock (Post 7745266)

Is something noirish happening to the lady on the left?

HossC Mar 20, 2017 8:12 PM

Thanks for finding yesterday's mystery location, tovangar2. It seems to be well preserved.


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We've seen a couple of Palos Verdes apartment complexes over the last few weeks, so, for a change, here's a Palos Verdes industrial site from Julius Shulman. It's "Job 3332: Charles Luckman Associates, Nortronics (Palos Verdes Peninsula, Calif.), 1961". There are color images of the building below in the set, but they're either over- or under-saturated and not as well framed. I've also omitted a few of the black & white shots.

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

This side view shows more of the landscaping.

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

Looking out from inside the building above.

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

The other buildings on the campus look like the one on the right.

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

I'll finish the Shulman photos with this interior shot.

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

All from Getty Research Institute

Here's an article from the 28 May, 1959 issue of Palos Verdes Peninsula News which announces the site acquisition. It incorrectly lists the location as "Crest Road west of its intersection with Hawthorne Boulevard" - it was actually east of the intersection.
NB. I've rearranged the columns to fit the screen better.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...6.jpg~original
California Digital Newspaper Collection

The 23 February, 1961 issue of Palos Verdes Peninsula News gives this great description of the site:
Moving day will begin the first week in April by the Nortronics Research Center in their 50 acre development on the plateau of the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Official grand opening ceremonies for the center will be held in early summer. The nature of some of the research and development projects will require a slow moving process over a two month period. The division headquarters and administration building, a two-story structure, covering some 35,000 square feet will be completed.

Also scheduled for occupancy are two large office-laboratory buildings containing 30,000 square feet each, expandable at a future date to 40,000 square feet. Two smaller units of 10,000 and 15,000 will be expandable to 20,000.

The four office-lab buildings are constructed of light steel with a double-folded plateconcrete shell raised above a flat steel roof. This shell provides a screen for roof projections. An aerial tunnel or utility core will be located through the center of the raised shell to provide water, compressed air, vacuum systems, various gases, and electrical services.

Lab and drafting areas occupy the center of each research building; engineering offices, arranged along the exterior of each building, offer unrestricted views of the beautifully landscaped grounds and countryside.

Other significant features of the new research center include a multi-level effect achieved by accommodating the building locations to the contour of the rolling hills on the site. An artificial lake in front of the administration building, in addition to its decorative effect, will function as a half-million gallon reserve of water for fire prevention.

Concourse parking areas around each building will enable personnel to park close to their individual work area and will be terraced into the hillside.

A celestial observatory occupies the highest point of the Nortronics properly; a site on the southeast corner of the research center area. This unusual structure will be used to advance the state-of-the-art in stellar-monitored inertial guidance and navigation systems.
I've picked the few sentences below from a page about Palos Verdes Research Park at smecc.org. The text appears to originate from a 2006 Daily Breeze article:
When first proposed in 1958, Palos Verdes Research Park was touted as "the perfect place to think." Instead the proposal prompted a typical fight over development on the Palos Verdes Peninsula and five years later the nascent idea was all but dead.

Few South Bay residents today remember the proposed 400-acre "campuslike science center," originally envisioned to include an observatory and think tanks.

But the development near Hawthorne Boulevard and Crest Road became a hotly debated issue in what was then an unincorporated area and today is part of Rolling Hills Estates.

...

Gradually, though, the land was parceled off and sold for residential development.

Northrop remained into the 1990s, but in 1991 the company announced it was in negotiations to sell the 34 acres it still occupied. The reason, according to a March 1991 Breeze article: skyrocketing home values had made it difficult to recruit scientists.

By 2003, the 68-home Vantage Point subdivision -- the last of the city's large subdivisions -- had risen in its place and the last remnant of the research park had vanished.
Below, the site can be clearly seen on the 1972 aerial view on the left. The houses first appear on the 2002 view, but the 2003 view on the right is clearer. I've outlined the Nortronics campus.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...7.jpg~original
Historic Aerials


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