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ethereal_reality Jan 8, 2020 11:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mstimc (Post 8794097)
LOL! I can't remember my handle, but I'm sure it was something horrendous and disco-related!

ha ha. ..... . .something like, DiscoStud perhaps?


It's hard to believe the cb radio craze inspired several big studio motion pictures in the late 1970s.
.....(like Smokey and the Bandit [1977]...and Convoy [1978]

ethereal_reality Jan 8, 2020 11:13 PM

Here's another mystery location. (perhaps this one will be more difficult than the Blue Cross/Sunset Blvd. photograph from earlier today)


Seller's description:...."Vintage Photo 3x5 - Los Angeles Street Corner Stein's Police Car 1954"

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

LINK

The car doesn't look like a LAPD pollce car but the streetlight tells me it's possibly Los Angeles. (the seller seems to think it's Los Angeles)

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Martin Pal Jan 9, 2020 12:57 AM

:previous:

The street name signs are white so possibly Beverly Hills.

HenryHuntington Jan 9, 2020 1:36 AM

Calling all cars... or at least SHERIFF PAUL's: even under high magnification, I can't quite make out the city name on the driver's door, nor get any detail on the seal. I can read "City of ________ (all one word?) Police Department" and "RADIO PATROL". I'd also note that monochrome police cars seemed to be the exception. Any thoughts, SP?

Also noting the street furniture: the traffic signal mounted to the lamppost on the corner is smallish, has only two lights and makes no provision for cross traffic. If it's a streetcar signal (are/were those rails toward the bottom of the frame?), that might explain the unusual nature. But I don't remember seeing those employed at intersections in/around Los Angeles.

A quick check of the L.A. City Directories showed a Stein's Coffee Shop on Melrose Ave., but that's all.

Lwize Jan 9, 2020 1:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8794289)
Here's another mystery location. (perhaps this one will be slightly more difficult than the Blue Cross/Sunset Blvd. photograph from earlier today)


Seller's description:...."Vintage Photo 3x5 - Los Angeles Street Corner Stein's Police Car 1954"

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

LINK

The car doesn't look like a LAPD pollce car but the streetlight tells me it's possibly Los Angeles. (the seller seems to think it's Los Angeles)

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The AI in my brain is telling me the cop car says City of La Verne Police Dept.

Was the a Stein's Clothiers in La Verne in 1954?

(I'm probably way off base...)

EDIT: La Mesa, maybe?

Scott Charles Jan 9, 2020 2:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8794289)
Here's another mystery location.

I was looking through that's seller's auctions, and came across this (unlabeled) photo of the intersection of Hollywood Blvd, N. Vermont, and Prospect. You can see Sardo's Sarno's in the background.

https://i.imgur.com/tY5es5P.jpg

odinthor Jan 9, 2020 6:46 AM

For what it's worth, the Stein's in L.A.--which obviously is not the corner one in the photo--was at 632 S. Broadway, at least in 1938:

https://i.postimg.cc/PxcbpLW5/Steins-LAT10-21-38.jpg
LA Times, via ProQuest, via CSULB Library

CityBoyDoug Jan 9, 2020 8:13 AM

https://66.media.tumblr.com/bc7b7042...s8do3_250.gifv
giffy

Always share your smokes with fellow noirishers. 10-4 good buddy.

CityBoyDoug Jan 9, 2020 3:16 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8790484)
Okay, let's shift gears.




There appears to be some Hi-Jinx going on in the top photo.(shown below)


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/uG2RAG.jpg

I see the letter HAR written on the gas tank of the motorcycle. So. . . . .Harley?













Here's how the two photographs are displayed on eBay.



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https://66.media.tumblr.com/f82a68a3...16ho1_1280.jpg
HD company files

sadykadie2 Jan 9, 2020 6:23 PM

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Originally Posted by ScottyB (Post 8792503)
came across this photo from the 700 block of S Hill.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...3c51169a_b.jpg
https://digital.hagley.org/PC20110308_509

This block has been visited here at least a few times
post 34340
post 25702
post 25687


thanks to HossC and Martin Turnbull

Lots of interesting details, including a window washer upstairs above Sanfords Cafeteria (listed in CD at 720 S Hill); glass block fans take note! Also, a billiards sign (behind those two wise guys- I believe that's Karl Malden on the right), a woman wearing a nose visor (I hope), glimpses of the Bankers Building, Subway Terminal, and a sign prohibiting turning left into alley.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...ccc01ad2_h.jpg

My gaze went right to that woman. My lord, is that her real nose?

BDiH Jan 9, 2020 6:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Scott Charles (Post 8794409)
You can see Sardo's in the background.

https://i.imgur.com/tY5es5P.jpg

Do you mean Sarno's? Or, are you referring to Frankie Sardo, who performed at the Winter Dance Party with Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper?

Scott Charles Jan 9, 2020 7:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BDiH (Post 8794978)
Do you mean Sarno's? Or, are you referring to Frankie Sardo, who performed at the Winter Dance Party with Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper?

You are correct, BDiH, I meant Sarno's. I always confuse the name with Sardo's, which was a bar just a few blocks away from me in Burbank. They opened in 1968, but closed in 2017.

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

https://www.yelp.com/biz/sardos-burbank

ethereal_reality Jan 10, 2020 1:22 AM

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...921/jUl6WN.jpg
detail

Quote:

Originally Posted by sadykadie2 (Post 8794936)
My gaze went right to that woman. My lord, is that her real nose?

I think I solved the mystery!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...921/LUfshH.jpg
pinterest [no date]

And it says it was designed by a Los Angeles inventor!

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ethereal_reality Jan 10, 2020 1:58 AM

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Here is a wonderful RPPC that is currently on eBay

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/tmcGVn.jpg
eBay

I thought I recognized this apartment building but the one I was thinking of is located on an east - west street. (the name of the street has slipped from my memory)

The Arlington Grand was located at 2825 South Grand Ave.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/xwBTbw.jpg


I checked past posts using "Arlington". There are numerous Arlington's mentioned on NLA, like Arlington Manor. HERE . . .but I didn't find any mention of an 'Arlington Grand'.


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ScottyB Jan 10, 2020 7:09 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8795356)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...921/jUl6WN.jpg
detail


I think I solved the mystery!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...921/LUfshH.jpg
pinterest [no date]

And it says it was designed by a Los Angeles inventor!

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You've hit the nail right on the ....er, nose! That looks exactly like the pic. (different color maybe)

GaylordWilshire Jan 10, 2020 12:23 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8795386)
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Here is a wonderful RPPC that is currently on eBay

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/tmcGVn.jpg
eBay

I thought I recognized this apartment building but the one I was thinking of is located on an east - west street. (the name of the street has slipped from my memory)

The Arlington Grand was located at 2825 South Grand Ave.


The Arlington Grand still stands...at 1920 West 25th St, just south of the Rindge house. Relocated in 1951. Note the fire escape...

https://i.postimg.cc/g0cDN13p/Arlingtongrand1-bmp.jpg


https://i.postimg.cc/GhJGVqLm/arlingtongrand2-bmp.jpg

ethereal_reality Jan 10, 2020 5:38 PM

Oh my, that hurts my heart....It is an abomination.

Did the owner(s) over the years let the columns rot until they finally had to be removed? or were the columns removed to 'modernize' the look of the apartment bldg?
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And to cover up the pediment and cornice . . .oh, never mind. .....I hate it.




update:

The columns were probably lost when the building was moved.

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Bristolian Jan 10, 2020 9:58 PM

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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 8795612)
The Arlington Grand still stands...at 1920 West 25th St, just south of the Rindge house. Relocated in 1951. Note the fire escape...

Do you want the good news or the bad news?

I'll take the good news.

The Arlington Grand still stands.

What's the bad news?

Here are some current photos.

JimCraig Jan 10, 2020 10:00 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8795905)
Oh my, that hurts my heart....What an abomination.

Did the owner(s) over the years let the columns rot until they finally had to be removed? or were the columns removed to 'modernize' the look of the apartment bldg?

And to cover up the pediment and cornice . . .oh, never mind. .....I hate it.

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This isn't something I say often, but it would have been better if they had torn it down.

BillinGlendaleCA Jan 10, 2020 10:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8795905)
Oh my, that hurts my heart....What an abomination.

Did the owner(s) over the years let the columns rot until they finally had to be removed? or were the columns removed to 'modernize' the look of the apartment bldg?

And to cover up the pediment and cornice . . .oh, never mind. .....I hate it.

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I was going to say it looks a bit less "Grand".


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