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GaylordWilshire Nov 19, 2011 2:57 PM

Speaking of Huntington Hartford...
 
He did the company no favors. If only we still had these--including the cars--not mention those great L.A. A&Ps of the Deco era seen here previously....


https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-S...2520AM.bmp.jpg
Grand opening, Van Nuys


https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-z...arcadia120.jpg
Grand opening, Arcadia


Worthwhile reading: the new book The Great A&P and the Struggle for Small Business in America--might sound dry, but it's not. The "Walmart Effect" is nothing new....

Photos: John R. Barker/Groceteria

austlar1 Nov 19, 2011 9:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 3940dxer (Post 5485844)
And, GaylordWilshire, your post reminded me of this classic shot, in which Sophia Loren gazes disapprovingly into Jayne Mansfields bra-less decolletage. 1957, Romanoff's Restaurant, Beverly Hills. Looks like the meal hadn't started yet - it must have been one slow dinner!

http://wwww.dkse.net/david/Cleavage.jpg
Public Domain

Miss Mansfield was killed in an auto accident near Biloxi, Mississippi in 1967. Her car crashed into the rear of a tractor-trailer that had slowed because of a truck that was spraying mosquito fogger.

I have never seen the Sophia Loren/Jayne Mansfield photo. What a classic image! This thread just keeps on delivering the goods. It is easily the best thing going on SSP- always interesting and informative and always civil in tone. Thanks so much to the dedicated forumers who LA Noir going strong.

ethereal_reality Nov 20, 2011 1:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sopas ej (Post 5484650)
A little more Burbank.

A parade in downtown Burbank, 1952, headed down San Fernando Blvd., crossing Olive Avenue.
http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/735...parade1952.jpg
USC Archive

The same corner today.
http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/3747/picture3bi.png
Google Street View



It galls me to see that inept modernization of the Whelan Drugs Building.
At first I thought it was an entirely different building until I noticed the windows.


http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/8...nkbdetail2.jpg
Google Street View detail





below: Another view of the Whelan Drugs Building.

http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/2...kolive1954.jpg
http://wesclark.com/burbank/olive_1954.jpg




Below: The San Fernando Road side...painted tan.

http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/7...live1954b1.jpg
Google Street View

I wonder how much of the original building is intact underneath that 'Home Depot' makeover?

ethereal_reality Nov 20, 2011 2:12 AM

I just found this photo of the Whelan Building from the 1960s. PAN right---->



http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/782...nandordoli.jpg
http://wesclark.com/burbank/san_fern...e_at_right.jpg


This is San Fernando Road with Olive Avenue at the right.

If you go back and look at sopas' 1952 photo you can spot both Maxwell's and Mayor Jewelers...as well as the Coca-Cola sign.

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ethereal_reality Nov 20, 2011 2:35 AM

....and here's a photo of that $335,000 city hall.

http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/2...l1950sburq.jpg
http://wesclark.com/burbank/city_hall_1950s.jpg

sopas ej Nov 20, 2011 3:57 AM

:previous:
Burbank City Hall is a gem of a building. The lobby is gorgeous, in that WPA Streamline Moderne way. It looks like a movie set from "Mommie Dearest" or something.
http://www.opendeco.es/wp-content/up...l_Rotunda2.jpg
opendeco.es

http://livingnewdeal.berkeley.edu/ma...0307004010.jpg
livingnewdeal.berkeley.edu

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2711/...c64b91eaee.jpg
Photo by Michael Locke

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6...012b970d-250wi
LA Times

http://mediacitygroove.com/awritersg...03/023_20a.jpg
mediacitygroove.com

http://img.groundspeak.com/waymarkin...ef8578b5bc.jpg
waymarking.com

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._City_Hall.JPG
Wikipedia

Being that this building was constructed during WWII, I wouldn't doubt the eagle motifs were nods to patriotism.

sopas ej Nov 20, 2011 5:49 AM

I thought I'd return to the gas tanks and Brew 102.

1953
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics37/00068070.jpg
LAPL

I don't remember if this was already covered here on this thread, but the brewery was originally the site of El Aliso (for which Aliso Street was named) a 400-year-old, six-story-high sycamore tree under which the Tongva native American tribe leaders would gather for conferences. It was also known as the "council tree." Yangna, of course, was the name of the Tongva village before the Spaniards arrived.

http://viewfromaloft.typepad.com/pho...zed/vignes.jpg
viewfromaloft.org

Here's a link that gives some history: http://www.viewfromaloft.org/2007/01...ibes_gath.html

http://wikimapia.org/p/00/00/76/82/49_big.jpg
Wikimapia

http://wikimapia.org/p/00/00/76/82/48_big.jpg
Wikimapia

Here's another history-talkin' link: http://wikimapia.org/1342988/Yangna-...r-Brewery-site

GaylordWilshire Nov 20, 2011 10:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sopas ej (Post 5486741)
Burbank City Hall is a gem of a building. The lobby is gorgeous, in that WPA Streamline Moderne way. It looks like a movie set from "Mommie Dearest" or something.
http://www.opendeco.es/wp-content/up...l_Rotunda2.jpg
opendeco.es


I can see that...
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-X...6%252520AM.jpghttp://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/6458662
"Watercolor on illustration board by David Negron. Set design painting showing the
living room at Christmas in the film "Mommie Dearest" (Paramount Pictures, 1981)"

sopas ej Nov 20, 2011 3:45 PM

"I should have known you'd know where to find the boys, AND the booze!"

http://davelandweb.com/celebs/images/MommieDearest3.jpg
davelandweb.com

The house used for the exterior shots of "Mommie Dearest" is at 417 Amapola Lane, in the exclusive LA neighborhood of Bel Air. Of course, a true Bel Air resident would write the address as "417 Amapola Ln., Los Angeles, CA 90077." Kinda like the nouveau-riche celebrity trash that move to Montecito, near Santa Barbara, say they live/write their address as being Montecito, but a true old-money Montecito resident would actually write their address as being Santa Barbara.
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2424/3...113f9f6f_b.jpg
flickr T Hoffarth

GaylordWilshire Nov 20, 2011 9:05 PM

the hyphen
 
:previous:

And then there is the hyphen, which was part of the original name but which has fallen out of use, probably thanks to Chevrolet.

http://belair.losangelesrealestatevo...gneastgate.jpgLARealEstateVoice

http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics22/00030992.jpgLAPL

Horthos Nov 21, 2011 10:35 AM

6th street bridge to be demolished.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...0,887670.story

Sadly, I am not surprised, knowing the history of this city, and its love of destroying its history.

FredH Nov 21, 2011 7:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Horthos (Post 5487794)
6th street bridge to be demolished.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...0,887670.story

Sadly, I am not surprised, knowing the history of this city, and its love of destroying its history.

(from the story) Caltrans inspected the bridge about 13 months ago. The 11-page report documents extensive cracking and notes that the bridge's signature arches are rusted and the paint is faded, peeling and dirty. "There are some problems," said Maria Raptis, a spokeswoman, "but it is safe."

Yet the city engineers decided it was not safe and had to be replaced. I smell a rat here somewhere.

And by the way, how long has the Brooklyn Bridge been around?

malumot Nov 21, 2011 9:48 PM

Surprised? It's hilarious.

"The community said we wanted something new and different."

Appears "the community" was mixed. But ohh well. Gauging "community" sentiment means bureaucratic jobs for Outreach Coordinators.

"Council members worried about whether the federal government, which will pay for most of the $401-million project, will come through...."

They want a bridge, but ESPECIALLY want somebody else to pay for it.

"The process will include extensive public outreach, including an aesthetic advisory committee ....."

More bureaucratic jobs....

"The city also agreed to take steps to try to memorialize the condemned bridge, promising to make a broadcast-quality documentary and publish a booklet with black and white photos on the Los Angeles River bridges, and erect informational plaques......"

All this from a city that is essentially broke.

And finally, the gut-buster: "Construction could begin in about three years and take four years....."

That would be 2018/2019.

I'm putting the over/under at 2025.





Quote:

Originally Posted by Horthos (Post 5487794)
6th street bridge to be demolished.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...0,887670.story

Sadly, I am not surprised, knowing the history of this city, and its love of destroying its history.


GaylordWilshire Nov 21, 2011 10:08 PM

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-N...2520AM.bmp.jpgLAPL

sopas ej Nov 22, 2011 1:50 AM

Hollywood, 1966--the Earl Carroll Theatre was the Hullabaloo Club. If I were a teen, I'd wanna time-travel back to the Hollywood of 1966 and go there. Maybe even do the Jerk. :-P

In the video, at 2:06, you can see a vacant lot where once stood the gorgeous Streamline Moderne NBC radio studios. I wonder if those kids even appreciated that building, or anything else from the previous generation.

Video Link

ethereal_reality Nov 22, 2011 1:52 AM

:previous: That is a great video sopas!




The hyphen is absent in the cartouche on the Bel Air Gates.

http://img802.imageshack.us/img802/4...elairgates.jpg
LAPL





http://img573.imageshack.us/img573/3...rcartouche.jpg
http://www.nycopenhouse.com/.a/6a00e...361bf25970b-pi

ethereal_reality Nov 22, 2011 2:25 AM

Beverly Hills with the magnificent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in the distance.


http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/2...lshirehote.jpg
LAPL


Would one of you automobile aficionados tell me the make of this beautiful white car?

ethereal_reality Nov 22, 2011 2:49 AM

A great aerial view of the Bernheimer mansion and gardens 300 feet above Hollywood, circa 1914
(that water tank you see above the mansion is no longer there...I checked)



http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/6...rnheinerjg.jpg
found on ebay


Today it is known as Yamashiro's. The link below has a history of the Bernheimer brother's 'mountain palace'.

http://www.yamashirorestaurant.com/history/



below: An aerial view today with emphasis on parking.

http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/7515/bern1today.jpg
google earth

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GaylordWilshire Nov 22, 2011 2:51 AM

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-q...2520PM.bmp.jpgLAT10-21-1923

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-C...airarticle.jpgLAT1-27-1924

Well, you know, e_r, I'm going to stick by that hyphen...


P.S. That's a '37 Dodge in the Beverly Hills pic--possibly a '36, but I'm going to say '37.

ethereal_reality Nov 22, 2011 3:16 AM

:previous: I believe you about the hyphen GW. Obviously there wasn't any room for it in that cartouche. :)

Oh, and thx for the car info GW, or is that G-W with a hyphen? ;)


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