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kznyc2k Jun 23, 2013 8:37 PM

Hey guys, haven't checked in here in a long time but Arnold Hylen's grand niece is running a Facebook page dedicated to Arnold here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Arnol...58678744196612

Anyway his niece is posting never before seen pictures there, including color shots of which the Cal State Library has none. So it's quite the thrill to be going through my Facebook feed and see new-old LA shots peppered throughout. Unfortunately, details on dates or locations are at a bare minimum, so you'll just have to put your detective caps on as you look at these shots!

http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/4040/d2g4.jpg
EDIT: this is the Herman Baer house at 221 South Olive

http://imageshack.us/a/img560/5831/c2l6.jpg
(^ this shot is reversed)

http://imageshack.us/a/img824/5723/e717.jpg

Chuckaluck Jun 23, 2013 11:02 PM

"Lucy's of Hollywood? (Lucy's Ladies Apparel or Lucy's Ladies Wear? 6368 Hollywood Blvd. Source identifies photos as "Lucy's Department Store.")


'50s

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics47/00073127.jpg http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics47/00073127.jpg

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics47/00073124.jpghttp://jpg3.lapl.org/pics47/00073124.jpg

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics47/00073125.jpghttp://jpg3.lapl.org/pics47/00073125.jpg

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics47/00073126.jpghttp://jpg3.lapl.org/pics47/00073126.jpg

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics47/00073128.jpghttp://jpg3.lapl.org/pics47/00073128.jpg

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics47/00073129.jpghttp://jpg3.lapl.org/pics47/00073129.jpg

ethereal_reality Jun 23, 2013 11:19 PM

Thanks for the heads up on the Arnold Hylen photos kznyc2k. I look forward to checking them out.
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We've seen numerous postcards and ads for the Los Angeles Alligator Farm, but these two are new to me.

Miss Earline Heath posing with Bill, a 260-year-old alligator circa 1933.
http://imageshack.us/a/img221/8619/8qhz.jpg
ebay



aw..look how cute.
http://imageshack.us/a/img35/2529/i9il.jpg
ebay


p.s. Nice glamour shots of the fashion show at Lucy's Chuckaluck. :)

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ethereal_reality Jun 23, 2013 11:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Earl Boebert (Post 6173952)
Transocean, AKA Taloa, originated the motto of Air America: "Anything, Anywhere, Anytime." Draw your own conclusions :-)

http://www.taloa.org/index.html

Thanks for the info. Earl. Wasn't Air America a cover for the CIA, or do I have the wrong airline?
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Brock cocktail ring 1937
http://imageshack.us/a/img17/5294/wwqc.jpg
ebay

ethereal_reality Jun 23, 2013 11:38 PM

I've been wondering about that 260 year old alligator. I thought only trees live that long.

Here's the press release.
http://imageshack.us/a/img69/8769/t0pm.jpg
ebay

Wig-Wag Jun 23, 2013 11:58 PM

Transocean
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Earl Boebert (Post 6173952)
Transocean, AKA Taloa, originated the motto of Air America: "Anything, Anywhere, Anytime." Draw your own conclusions :-)

http://www.taloa.org/index.html

Cheers,

Earl

This description from Wikipedia of one flight exemplifies their motto! Of course it was well before the Vietnam war. ;>)

A crew once left Oakland, California for Taiwan in a DC-4 loaded with 12,000 pounds of gunpowder for General Chiang Kai-Shek’s Nationalist Chinese Army, then ferried the airplane to Hong Kong to pick up a load of Chinese cedar chests and fly them west to Rome, Italy. Within hours of the delivery of the cedar chests, the airplane departed full of Italian seamen bound for New York to rendezvous with an ocean freighter.

Cheers,
Jack

tovangar2 Jun 24, 2013 12:50 AM

Arcade Palm
 
Nathan Masters gifted us with a new photo:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-T...32058%2BPM.jpg
https://twitter.com/NathanUnbound/st...143872/photo/1

Chuckaluck Jun 24, 2013 1:04 AM

Lilac scented talc?


Time to make momma proud and beautify America!

1959 - The Owl Barbershop - 117 E. 6th Street (Space currently occupied by "Salon Pure")

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...CD74JSF6E6.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...CD74JSF6E6.jpg

But could it ever replace LA Imperial? "They do good work!"
(MercedES Theater - Look closely - and Pico House)

1950
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...8IFQFNMBCU.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...8IFQFNMBCU.jpg

1945
http://jpg2.lapl.org/theater2/00015406.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/theater2/00015406.jpg http://jpg2.lapl.org/theater2/00015406.jpg

ethereal_reality Jun 24, 2013 1:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 6173714)
An old picture of the City Boy taken in Mexico City.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...pseacebf99.jpg

-You're looking quite dapper in this photograph CBD.
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BifRayRock Jun 24, 2013 1:42 AM



Looking to trade in my Reo Flying Cloud with Winslow Felix. 1201 S. Grand Avenue.




Circa 1930
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...JPYQCKMM89.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...JPYQCKMM89.jpg

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...HFV9RL1KYI.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...HFV9RL1KYI.jpg



With a little imagination, the building can be transformed into . . . a . . . fortress.
http://www.you-are-here.com/los_angeles/felix.jpghttp://www.you-are-here.com/los_angeles/felix.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0...0Cabriolet.jpghttps://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0...0Cabriolet.jpg



BifRayRock Jun 24, 2013 2:05 AM




Harbor Chevrolet - Wilmington circa '23-'33 (304 East Anaheim Street)

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...I9SAB82M4H.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...I9SAB82M4H.jpg

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...UPCVF1DJ1X.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...UPCVF1DJ1X.jpg


http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...8KFVLPRTQT.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...8KFVLPRTQT.jpg

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...FMTTFSVMYM.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...FMTTFSVMYM.jpg


http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...GBU1FAFRN5.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...GBU1FAFRN5.jpg












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Sneak preview of '30 model? Largest cargo room and seating capacity in its class! Parked in Long Beach Harbor since '67. :uhh:

http://www.queenmary.com/img/photos/...r-story/T1.jpghttp://www.queenmary.com/img/photos/...r-story/T1.jpg

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6...0c16970d-640wihttp://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6...0c16970d-640wi




BifRayRock Jun 24, 2013 2:23 AM



Howard Motor Car Co. - 1930 - 386 S. Western Avenue

(Still there, just not selling or servicing Buicks.):whisper:

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...74YLEABPQI.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...74YLEABPQI.jpg


http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...KMNN5HE9HL.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...KMNN5HE9HL.jpg


Interesting arched embellishments, Grand Opening!
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-b...0/100_5388.JPGhttps://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-b...0/100_5388.JPG




BifRayRock Jun 24, 2013 2:48 AM




Before Hillcrest Cadillac and Jim Falk Lexis

Lincoln Maddux - (9230) 9280 Wilshire Blvd. (Beverly Hills)


Circa '23-'33
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...G1GE21EMSJ.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...G1GE21EMSJ.jpg

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...KG6EIVFPMB.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...KG6EIVFPMB.jpg

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...MMVMKACA96.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...MMVMKACA96.jpg

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...36E5YA11KL.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...36E5YA11KL.jpg



https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...06682338_n.jpghttps://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...06682338_n.jpg

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=8684


http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=11913




BifRayRock Jun 24, 2013 3:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 5897743)




Another interesting view - showing a wee bit 'o the Hat.

Circa '32
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...L2KIUF4RHA.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...L2KIUF4RHA.jpg





Graybeard Jun 24, 2013 9:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6175125)
Thanks for the info. Earl. Wasn't Air America a cover for the CIA, or do I have the wrong airline?
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Brock cocktail ring 1937
http://imageshack.us/a/img17/5294/wwqc.jpg
ebay

During the VN war, Air America was indeed a cover for the CIA. I was stationed in Thailand and there was an Air America Terminal on the base. I was isolated from the rest of the base and access was restricted to those with "a need to know." Worst kept secret.

BifRayRock Jun 24, 2013 4:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 6175270)





Some facades signal the spectacular. Others signal pretty girls, alligators, athletes and old-as-alligator veterans.

Coliseum potpourri.

"No one knows what goes on behind closed doors?"



Undated
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics01/00010060.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics01/00010060.jpg

(No date offered for images or alligator)
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics29/00064148.jpg http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics29/00064148.jpg


1937
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00098/00098195.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00098/00098195.jpg


http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics29/00064150.jpghttp://jpg3.lapl.org/pics29/00064150.jpg

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics29/00064149.jpghttp://jpg3.lapl.org/pics29/00064149.jpg


1929 USC's very own Charlie Paddock - First to be dubbed "Fastest Man Alive."
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics42/00055771.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics42/00055771.jpg

August 28, 1931 Charlie Paddock in center.
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics28/00048839.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics28/00048839.jpg


Feb 19, 1932 - Charlie Paddock shows starting technique
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics38/00053857.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics38/00053857.jpg


Quote:

Four survivors of "the Blue and the Gray" met again on common ground. They sat together at the Coliseum to join in paying tribute to America's World War heroes in Armistice Day exercises. There were three of the Blue, the Union men, and one of the Gray. Photo shows, from left to right: second row, Capt. Eugene Merrick, 79, who fought with the 147th Illinois Infantry; Col. J. C. Brooks, 85, 20th Tennessee Infantry; A. H. Cain, 86, 50th Missouri Infantry; and Corp. Joseph Carter, 92, 50th Missouri Infantry. Photo dated: November 12, 1934.
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics21/00045312.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics21/00045312.jpg


1941 - Armed sentry
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics30/00049651.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics30/00049651.jpg


Victory Tribute, '45 Gen G.H.Patton as featured guest.
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00091/00091206.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00091/00091206.jpg


Quote:

Scene at the Veterans Day memorial held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Admiral John Sidney McCain Jr., Commander-in-Chief of Pacific Forces, delivers the address to the crowd gathered. McCain's son, John Sidney III, a navy lieutenant commander is among the American POW's being held in North Vietnam
November 11, 1970
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics21/00045327.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics21/00045327.jpg






Lost in the shade of an arcade palm? Gone, but not completely forgotten.

Coliseum Hotel - 457 West Santa Barbara Avenue (renamed Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.) Billeting for Gladiators and Trojans alike!
http://jpg1.lapl.org/spnb01/00007217.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/spnb01/00007217.jpg





ethereal_reality Jun 24, 2013 4:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 6175270)
Howard Motor Car Co. - 1930 - 386 S. Western Avenue

(Still there, just not selling or servicing Buicks.):whisper:

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...74YLEABPQI.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...74YLEABPQI.jpg

Four years into 'noirish Los Angeles' and we finally come across this one-of-a-kind building. How in the world did we miss it?
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ethereal_reality Jun 24, 2013 5:06 PM

Auction day at the Garden of Allah. (home movie)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvAk5...ature=youtu.be

http://imageshack.us/a/img9/9743/9i1n.jpg
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the first post on the Garden of Allah.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=2114


interesting radio commentary with slides
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=9899

ethereal_reality Jun 24, 2013 5:16 PM

I am pretty sure the same inept designer/architect was hired to update these two motels.


Sunset Marvel Motel 5308 Sunset Blvd.
http://imageshack.us/a/img163/2230/41yr.jpg
ebay


Sunset Marvel today
http://imageshack.us/a/img809/7058/wfql.jpg
gsv
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Hollywood Vine Motel 1133 Vine Street
http://imageshack.us/a/img856/7166/eyzs.jpg
ebay


Hollywood Vine Motel today
http://imageshack.us/a/img833/5928/clqx.jpg
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ethereal_reality Jun 24, 2013 5:51 PM

Anyone have an idea what this "Lets Get Associated" sign is all about?*

http://imageshack.us/a/img17/1328/f8qt.jpg
http://www.oldgas.com/


*I just noticed the gas pump says Associated Gasoline (it's a bit hard to see). -that would explain the sign.
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