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BillinGlendaleCA Feb 4, 2019 10:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8460358)
The same seller also has this slide for sale.


"Original RED BORDER Kodachrome 35mm Slide LOS ANGELES Freeway Downtown OLD! 1958."

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/QuvPaq.jpg
EBAY

Would anyone like to pinpoint the location of the slide?
____________________________________________


I just noticed the Pioneer Memorial (with the waterfall turned on) so this should be pretty easy.

You can check out the waterfall HERE.

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Broadway and Arcadia. They're refurbishing the waterfall, don't konw if they're going to turn it back on.

sopas ej Feb 4, 2019 10:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BillinGlendaleCA (Post 8460806)
Broadway and Arcadia. They're refurbishing the waterfall, don't konw if they're going to turn it back on.

It's already turned on! Woo hoo! I drove by it some weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised. The strength of the waterfall isn't as strong as it was, though from what I've read, they can control the flow: http://www.ladowntownnews.com/news/a...5bd2ab638.html

https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.town...size=750%2C563
Los Angeles Downtown News

ethereal_reality Feb 4, 2019 10:59 PM

I just wish the YMCA had saved the rooftop sign.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/u20luK.jpg
detail



I checked Google_Earth to see if any of the [sign] brackets were left on the roof.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/CG9O7e.jpg
Google_Earth

I don't see any remnants of the sign....but I was a bit surprised by how 'hollow' the building is.

note the tiny skylight in the lower right corner of the building. I think this is a stairwell. [see below]





ethereal_reality Feb 5, 2019 1:17 AM

LAPD SAFE Burglaries
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality

It appears most busted safes are left in situ.....especially after they began encasing them in cement.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...921/NbuWd9.jpg


LAPD..........................................................................................................................................LAPD
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/b1227k.jpg

note the date of the crime is written on each photograph.


LAPD
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/4P6RMw.jpg



LAPD
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/6uOfL2.jpg

Link #1 EBAY

Link #2 EBAY

ethereal_reality Feb 5, 2019 2:48 AM

This LAPD form [1951] is interesting as well.

It lists the items a safe burglar left behind (he was no doubt interrupted) in an attemped robbery in 1951.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/U5XsMr.png
EBAY

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/BOwErw.png
EBAY

That's quite a list!

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ethereal_reality Feb 5, 2019 4:20 PM

American Beauty = Barbecue.
 
I was hesitant to post this photograph because I wasn't totally convinced it was Venice CA.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/MqNICL.jpg
EBAY

"1916 VENICE BEACH CA BOARDWALK AMERICAN BEAUTY BARBECUE" asking........................................ $299.99





While trying to find additional proof [that this Venice], I happened upon this article about a planned "meat focused" restaurant in Venice.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/wLdxiQ.jpg
EATER: L.A.

And guess what the name of the new restaurant is going to be.

Yep, AMERICAN BEAUTY.


My question is: What does 'American Beauty' have to do with barbecue? am I missing something? :shrug:

________________________________________________________________________________










While I'm here, let's take a closer look at the astonishly well dressed people in the 1916 photograph.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/xI2LEs.jpg
detail

note: One of the lovely ladies has cleverly strapped her cell phone to the back of her hand.
also note...they're wearing matching mink stoles! (the kind with the head, feet and tail attached)




And take a gander at this fine looking lad.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/9maVJJ.jpg
detaail

Arrow collar...and possibly smoking a pipe?
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jus' kiddin' about the cell phone. ;)

odinthor Feb 5, 2019 6:03 PM

:previous:

Interesting, e_r! The bouquets on the sign, I think, provide the clue as to what the namer was thinking about: The name refers to the 'American Beauty' rose, introduced as such in 1886:

https://i.postimg.cc/k5DmLYpq/AmBeau.jpg
Deutsches Rosenbuch, 1889, p. 183.

The name came to be a generic term used by florists to indicate long-stemmed red roses of perfect form; but the original was as above.

(There's a longstanding controversy about whether or not the 1886 rose was actually a re-introduction of an 1875 French rose 'Mme. Ferdinand Jamin'. I'm firmly of the opinion that it was not a reintroduction, as differences between the two roses were noted at the time.)

And the new restaurant is on . . . Rose Avenue.

Earl Boebert Feb 5, 2019 7:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8461057)
This LAPD form [1951] is interesting as well.

It lists the items a safe burglar left behind (he was no doubt interrupted) in an attemped robbery in 1951.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/U5XsMr.png
EBAY

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/BOwErw.png
EBAY

That's quite a list!

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Interesting inventory. From the picture in the other post, it looks like they knew a vulnerability in these safes that involved chiseling off some of the concrete on top to get access to the metal, then drilling holes and manipulating the lock mechanism. I guess they took their sledgehammer home with them.

My NCOIC taught me the vulnerability in the WWII-era field safes that were still used on our base. We had one whose combination had been lost. You lay it door side up in a jeep or pickup truck and drive around on rough roads. The vibrations ease tumblers into the unlocked position. Like all vulnerabilities, something the designers hadn't thought of -- vibrations from front to back (in the normal position of a safe on the floor) instead up and down.

Cheers,

Earl

HossC Feb 5, 2019 10:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 8461739)

Interesting, e_r! The bouquets on the sign, I think, provide the clue as to what the namer was thinking about: The name refers to the 'American Beauty' rose, introduced as such in 1886:

https://i.postimg.cc/k5DmLYpq/AmBeau.jpg
Deutsches Rosenbuch, 1889, p. 183.

I checked USC to see if they had any pictures of the American Beauty Barbecue, but found this instead:

"American Beauty washing machine, Southern California, 1935".

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...canBeauty1.jpg

A close-up of the logo shows that this company also went with the rose motif.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...canBeauty2.jpg

USC Digital Library

As you can see, the American Beauty was made by the Getz Power Washer Co of Morton, Illinois, but this was a publicity shoot for the Globe Department Store. I can only see a passing mention to the store in post #9616, so here's another advert from the 1936 CD.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...eptStores1.jpg
LAPL

Globe Department Stores Inc was still at 5100 S Broadway in 1956. By the early '60s, they'd either moved or downsized to 5136 S Broadway, and then spent 1963-69 at 5201 S Vermont Avenue. Does anyone have any photos (I haven't had a chance to look yet) - there's only a drawing in the link above.

ethereal_reality Feb 6, 2019 1:45 AM

:previous: Interesting Hoss.

Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 8461739)

And the new 'American Beauty' restaurant is on . . . Rose Avenue.

Thanks for connecting the two odinthor. I didn't notice that. .....................................at first


Here's a photograph of "Rose Avenue crossing looking east, Los Angeles, 1929"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/RxL8dF.jpg
USC Digital Archive


I wasn't sure if this was the correct Rose Avenue (there's a Rose Avenue in San Marino as well) but if you look closely, one of the signs on the right side of the street says Venice Feed & Fuel. [see BELOW]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/uTZErB.jpg
detail

*blinks* Does that child have a road cone on her head? *rubs eyes*

Note the wig wag and railroad crossing. Any idea where on Rose Avenue this pic was taken?


Here's the r.r. crossing sign, left side of pic.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/xnLycb.jpg
detail

That smaller sign to its right might be a street sign. (it's much too small to tell for sure)

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ethereal_reality Feb 6, 2019 2:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Earl Boebert (Post 8461981)

My NCOIC taught me the vulnerability in the WWII-era field safes that were still used on our base. We had one whose combination had been lost. You lay it door side up in a jeep or pickup truck and drive around on rough roads. The vibrations ease tumblers into the unlocked position. Like all vulnerabilities, something the designers hadn't thought of -- vibrations from front to back (in the normal position of a safe on the floor) instead up and down.

Thanks for the tips Earl. ;)

BillinGlendaleCA Feb 6, 2019 3:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8462553)

*blinks* Does that child have a road cone on her head? *rubs eyes*



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Yes, the child is from France.

ScottyB Feb 6, 2019 5:59 AM

Internet Archive find
 
Hope I'm not retreading over traveled ground, but I came across this 1905 booklet on the Internet Archive with photos I don't recall seeing on NLA. Lots of typical but interesting views of generally familiar places.

Courthouse

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7874/...f55ef95c_b.jpg
IA

A while back I was asking if there were panoramas from the observation deck at Angel's Flight and was obliged to have a few posted in response, but I don't think we saw this one.

part one
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7825/...e0b35e11_h.jpg

part 2
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7873/...384c64c3_h.jpg
IA

All the pics are quite zoomable on the site.

HenryHuntington Feb 6, 2019 6:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8462553)
:previous: Interesting Hoss.


Thanks for connecting the two odinthor. I didn't notice that. .....................................at first


Here's a photograph of "Rose Avenue crossing looking east, Los Angeles, 1929"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/RxL8dF.jpg
USC Digital Archive


I wasn't sure if this was the correct Rose Avenue (there's a Rose Avenue in San Marino as well) but if you look closely, one of the signs on the right side of the street says Venice Feed & Fuel. [see BELOW]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/uTZErB.jpg
detail

*blinks* Does that child have a road cone on her head? *rubs eyes*

Note the wig wag and railroad crossing. Any idea where on Rose Avenue this pic was taken?


Here's the r.r. crossing sign, left side of pic.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/xnLycb.jpg
detail

That smaller sign to its right might be a street sign. (it's much too small to tell for sure)

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Any idea where on Rose Avenue this pic was taken?

But, of course, e-r.

Venice Feed and Fuel is listed in the 1925 Santa Monica CD at 200 Rose Ave. Sadly, it's no longer there; but the two-story wooden structure across the street is now The Firehouse restaurant at 213 Rose Ave.

Less convincingly, the two-story duplex with the pagoda-like roof treatment at the far left edge of the frame apparently also remains albeit in somewhat remodeled form at 105 Rose Ave. That would seem to place our photographer just east of Pacific Ave.

Incidentally, the railroad crossing Rose Ave. was PE's Santa Monica Air Line.

Bodin Feb 6, 2019 7:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bodin (Post 8458636)
I think I solved this mystery from years ago. My friend lives in one of these apts located at 10822 Ventura Blvd. The bungalows sure look like a match.

https://i.imgur.com/Vuga5mC.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/XQGY831.jpg

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

https://i.imgur.com/3omOxV3.jpg

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

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

The above split screen is from 1964(historic aerial) and today. This is to show that the rear building had not existed didn't exist in 1964(as it does not in the Tower Auto Court photograph).


One more thing:
coincidentally, my friend who lives at one of the apartments in the photo sent me this photo TODAY. Apparently, when the "tower auto" was converted to apartments, they never got permits and aren't allowed to have kitchens in the apartments. The apartments are due for inspection and to remedy this, the apartment owners are going to remove all the kitchens, pass inspection, install new kitchens, and give all the tenants 50% off this next month.
AMAZING.

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

Otis Criblecoblis Feb 6, 2019 10:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 8461739)
:previous:

Interesting, e_r! The bouquets on the sign, I think, provide the clue as to what the namer was thinking about: The name refers to the 'American Beauty' rose, introduced as such in 1886:

https://i.postimg.cc/k5DmLYpq/AmBeau.jpg
Deutsches Rosenbuch, 1889, p. 183.

The name came to be a generic term used by florists to indicate long-stemmed red roses of perfect form; but the original was as above.

Odinthor, is the rose pictured in the drawing indeed the original American Beauty? Because the rose by that name that I know is a hybrid tea, and the rose pictured is decidedly not that.

odinthor Feb 6, 2019 1:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Otis Criblecoblis (Post 8462822)
Odinthor, is the rose pictured in the drawing indeed the original American Beauty? Because the rose by that name that I know is a hybrid tea, and the rose pictured is decidedly not that.

Yes, thanks, that image would be the original, which was not a Hybrid Tea but rather of an older class, Hybrid Perpetual (Hybrid Teas more or less originated from crossing a Hybrid Perpetual with a Tea rose). The Hybrid Perpetual 'American Beauty' became a standard rose offered, as cut roses, by florists. As ideals in roses changed, and as improvements in rose-growing happened, other varieties of long-stemmed red roses took their place at florists' shops, of the original 'American Beauty' . . . and the class Hybrid Teas became dominant . . . but the name had become stuck in the public consciousness such that it became the generic term among those buying red roses: You'd go into a florist shop and ask for a dozen American Beauties . . . and get the long-stemmed perfectly-shaped fragrant red rose of whatever variety was currently the florist industry's favored long-stemmed perfectly-shaped fragrant red rose.

Flyingwedge Feb 6, 2019 5:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 8459120)
Anyone (esp Hoss) have any idea of the whereabouts of this house? The image is from a short called "Hollywood Snapshots"-- supposedly the home of silent comedian Sid Smith. Smith is in some sources noted a living "above Los Feliz" but those references are from after the film was made in early 1922. Smith was pretty big but died in 1928 after drinking bad hooch.


https://i.postimg.cc/NFyBTYHg/sidsmithhouse.jpg


GW, I think your house is 503 S. St. Andrews Place. Comparing the photo above with the one below, the house has been
painted and the palm trees near the sidewalk have grown, but the shape and details of the house look the same:

https://i1165.photobucket.com/albums...psrtjaqhfu.jpg

UCLA/Islandora/SeeingSunset



503 S. St. Andrews even has that little roundish room on its NE corner:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 8031065)

1921 Sanborn Map with north on the left . . . the empty lot to the right of 521 will be filled by 525-527 S. St. Andrews
(building permit dated 10/6/21; demo permit dated 3/1/86). On the corner, 503 was built in 1913 and stood until 1960
or 1961 (its replacement is now designated 4254 W. 5th). The BP for 509 is dated September 24, 1912:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...ps6gio31kr.jpg

ProQuest via LAPL


Flyingwedge Feb 6, 2019 8:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BillinGlendaleCA (Post 8462660)
Yes, the child is from France.


That's a good one, Bill! :)

ethereal_reality Feb 6, 2019 10:11 PM

So I take it the original American Beauty Barbeque was located on 'Rose' Avenue pier.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/6AN94b.png
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/b7CmGb.jpg
USC


ONCE MORE
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/MqNICL.jpg
EBAY

ethereal_reality Feb 6, 2019 10:14 PM

One more thing.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/4ytK4g.jpg

I could be wrong, but I believe this is the first time we have seen a good photo of the horizontal Purser Apt. sign.



https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/pTjFpe.jpg
DETAIL 1912

It looks like the sign might have been back-lit.






Not to be confused with the other Purser Apts. at 1126 Olive Ave.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...921/h3ZMaJ.jpg
we have seen this before / but the image is missing. calisphere

Perhaps the same person owned both buildings? :shrug:

Is that your car GW?

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ethereal_reality Feb 6, 2019 10:24 PM

Here's the Purser Apts in this famous color image. over there - - - - - >

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/rKy0q0.jpg
skyscraperpage

GaylordWilshire Feb 7, 2019 12:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 8463273)
GW, I think your house is 503 S. St. Andrews Place. Comparing the photo above with the one below, the house has been
painted and the palm trees near the sidewalk have grown, but the shape and details of the house look the same:

https://i1165.photobucket.com/albums...psrtjaqhfu.jpg

UCLA/Islandora/SeeingSunset

503 S. St. Andrews even has that little roundish room on its NE corner:


EXCELLENT, FW--thank you. It was built in early 1913 by I. M. Decker, who seems to have been responsible for a number of houses in the vicinity. The owner from 1921 or so was Charles F. Zaruba, proprietor of the Washington Photoplay Theater. His family was there into the '40s. His wife was Emma Loeffler Zaruba, an opera star.

Illithid Dude Feb 7, 2019 9:31 AM

Hey guys. Curious if anyone has any information or can dig up any dirt / old photographs on my house at 229 24th St in Santa Monica. Apparently before I made my mark my house was ran as a brothel.

Otis Criblecoblis Feb 7, 2019 10:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 8462903)
The Hybrid Perpetual 'American Beauty' became a standard rose offered, as cut roses, by florists. As ideals in roses changed, and as improvements in rose-growing happened, other varieties of long-stemmed red roses took their place at florists' shops, of the original 'American Beauty' . . . and the class Hybrid Teas became dominant . . . but the name had become stuck in the public consciousness such that it became the generic term among those buying red roses: You'd go into a florist shop and ask for a dozen American Beauties . . . and get the long-stemmed perfectly-shaped fragrant red rose of whatever variety was currently the florist industry's favored long-stemmed perfectly-shaped fragrant red rose.

Odinthor, as a budding rose enthusiast, I can't thank you enough for this kind ensmartening! :worship:

GaylordWilshire Feb 7, 2019 1:07 PM

https://i.postimg.cc/fWtQ4XkX/ambeautybutter.jpghttps://i.postimg.cc/13Wv5Cjz/brandosteps-UT.jpg
Both Pinterest


Speaking of American Beautys...maybe it was just a southern thing--this image is from a New Orleans wall--but, with thoughts in mind of a bare Paris apartment, I thought I would try to connect it to LA via Marlon. Have we seen him lolling on his front steps before? Have we tracked down where this house might have been? (Or if it's even his house, as the source (on Pinterest) claims.) I suppose the butter would have come in here, perhaps with Wally, rather than in a Paris apartment. Anyway...

ethereal_reality Feb 7, 2019 3:50 PM

mystery location / mystery parade

I happened upon this amazing cabinet card last night on ebay.


LOS ANGELES CA California c1880 Cabinet Photo - Parade View

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/Oq8b13.png
EBAY

There appears to be an open space on the left, behind all the horses and buggies. Could this possible be Central Park? :shrug:

The mountains in the background could possibly be a clue. (I'm not very good at matching up mountain ridges) -also note the large stone house behind the flagpole.



Does anyone recognize the uniforms?
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/G33J1w.jpg
because I sure don't.



And lastly, here is the reverse of the card.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/924/AJ0kKY.jpg



As a reminder, and to newcomers: Central Park eventually became Pershing Square.

ethereal_reality Feb 7, 2019 11:55 PM

"Any idea where on Rose Avenue this pic was taken?"[/QUOTE] -ethereal reality
Quote:

Originally Posted by HenryHuntington (Post 8462768)
But, of course, e-r.

Venice Feed and Fuel is listed in the 1925 Santa Monica CD at 200 Rose Ave.
Sadly, it's no longer there; but the two-story wooden structure across the street is now The Firehouse restaurant at 213 Rose Ave.
Incidentally, the railroad crossing Rose Ave. was PE's Santa Monica Air Line.

Thanks so much Henry Huntington.

This is the fire house H H pointed out.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/yTL7TV.jpg
detail / see the complete photograph HERE




And here's that side of the street today. (arrow is above the fire station)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/STkb0g.jpg
GSV



Engine Co. No. 62
Truck Co. No. 17
213 Rose Ave. Venice

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/hqe3Pa.jpg
lafdphotoalbum

note the hill in the distance on the right. I didn't realize there was such a prominent hill in that direction.




The station has been kept in great shape! (minus the tower)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/rGIvoi.jpg
GSV

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ethereal_reality Feb 8, 2019 10:07 AM

Did Douglas Fairbanks own a cow?

Did Charlie Chaplin have a plain old mail box in 1924?

I saw this amazing photo album last night on ebay...& as far as I can tell, it's already gone.

Title Page
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/9v28ue.jpg

There were a lot of photographs so I might not post them all at once.

In my opinion..these are the most intriguing.

#1
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/4PQ40j.jpg

Does anyone know if Fairbanks owned a cow in 1924?

I don't think this is Pickfair ;)






#2
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/7r8iIK.jpg

I think they meant Anita Stewart.







#3
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/3KMCtP.jpg

Chaplin's Chicken Movie?







#4
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/aCz1kd.jpg

Wow. Chaplin's mail box.





Here's a vertical look.

#4a
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/UMX5NA.jpg

Charlie's got mail. ;)


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Noir_Noir Feb 8, 2019 1:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8465893)


7425 Franklin Avenue


https://i.imgur.com/IXmxSIP.jpg
postcardmuseum.wordpress.com



And for my next trick ...



2015 - Now you see it.


https://i.imgur.com/0aj2xDn.jpg
GSV



2016 - Now you don't.

https://i.imgur.com/ZLVfYMa.jpg
GSV



2018 - Now you see it reappearing before your very eyes.


https://i.imgur.com/vddUTwL.jpg
GSV


:tup:

Martin Pal Feb 8, 2019 5:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8465893)
Chaplin's Chicken Movie?
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Might that be chicken "house?"

Lwize Feb 8, 2019 9:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Illithid Dude (Post 8464324)
Hey guys. Curious if anyone has any information or can dig up any dirt / old photographs on my house at 229 24th St in Santa Monica. Apparently before I made my mark my house was ran as a brothel.

Have you continued the tradition? ;)

HossC Feb 8, 2019 10:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Noir_Noir (Post 8465953)

From an article on la.curbed.com when the old house was up for sale:
Buy The Ruins Of A Silent Film Star's Franklin Avenue Mansion

Anita Stewart was a 1920s silent film star, notable enough to merit a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and though she couldn't quite make the transition to talkies, she retired from movies as one of the wealthiest women in Hollywood. When she lived in this turn-of-the-century house, it was a beautifully maintained mansion. There's no information about its history since Stewart's death in 1961 (or before that), but whatever transpired, it was bad. The terrace that was once on the front of the house disappeared and took the front of the house with it. An entire wing is just open in the back, with the bones of the house exposed to the elements. The listing has written this six-bedroom, six-bathroom broken dream off as a teardown, and that's probably what's going to happen because there's rarely such a thing as a $2.899-million fixer.
I also found this 2011 video of 7425 Franklin Avenue.

Video Link

Noir_Noir Feb 8, 2019 11:33 PM

:previous:


7425 Franklin Avenue was the residence of Kenji Nakauchi, the Japanese Consul to Los Angeles, at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.


https://i.imgur.com/TDbFb7T.jpg
Embattled Dreams: California in War and Peace, 1940-1950


https://i.imgur.com/I4J4OgF.jpg
newspapers.com - Los Angeles Times 12/08/1941


Suspected Japanese spymaster Dr. Takashi Furusawa and wife Sachiko had links to 7425 Franklin Avenue.


https://i.imgur.com/DTncKXN.jpg
Spies: A Narrative Encyclopedia of Dirty Tricks and Double Dealing

BillinGlendaleCA Feb 9, 2019 5:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8465451)
[I]
The station has been kept in great shape! (minus the tower)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/rGIvoi.jpg
GSV

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Indeed it has, it's now the Firehouse Restaurant. I saw it on my urban hike from the Expo Line station in Santa Monica to Venice. I even got a bonus fire truck on my pic:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7922/...ede24287_b.jpg_8230011.jpg by BillinGlendaleCA, on Flickr

Godzilla Feb 9, 2019 6:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 8464366)
https://i.postimg.cc/13Wv5Cjz/brandosteps-UT.jpg
Both Pinterest


Speaking of American Beautys...maybe it was just a southern thing--this image is from a New Orleans wall--but, with thoughts in mind of a bare Paris apartment, I thought I would try to connect it to LA via Marlon. Have we seen him lolling on his front steps before? Have we tracked down where this house might have been? (Or if it's even his house, as the source (on Pinterest) claims.) I suppose the butter would have come in here, perhaps with Wally, rather than in a Paris apartment. Anyway...


The image :previous: is from a November 11, 1949-LIFE collection taken when MB was "method[ically]"researching his role in the 1950 film, The Men. "The best shots are the ones of Brando in Eagle Rock, in and around the bungalow owned by his aunt Betty Lindemeyer. In some of the photos, Brando is joined by his maternal grandmother and her pooch." https://www.adweek.com/digital/marlo...lished-photos/

Here are a number of related images that might help identify both the street address and the neighborhood.
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/c4a...945892_landinghttp://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/4d9...2783e9_landing http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/192...86a7b3_landinghttp://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/a49...0dc669_landing LIFE photographed by Edward Clark



http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/b6c0efa8331d4922_large
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/b6c0efa8331d4922_large
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/4713b91cc6fa5d42_large



http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/d07f94b1991f011a_large



http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/3c509463c111f4a4_large
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/c21ac02267945835_large

Godzilla Feb 9, 2019 7:08 PM

The :previous: LIFE images were unidentified. These appear to be Marlon visiting Olvera Street. ;)




http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/9980ffa4a3b5e8fd_largehttp://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/9980ffa4a3b5e8fd_large



http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/54e41b1cc1590cdc_largehttp://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/54e41b1cc1590cdc_large

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/4409d28c68d83303_largehttp://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/4409d28c68d83303_large




http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/16d90b633d148ccf_largehttp://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/16d90b633d148ccf_large

alanlutz Feb 9, 2019 10:40 PM

[QUOTE=Godzilla;8467715]The :previous: LIFE images were unidentified. These appear to be Marlon visiting Olivera Street.


Please note there is no i in Olvera Street. "Earlier called Vine Street, Calle Olvera (Olvera Street) was renamed in 1877 after Agustin Olvera, the first judge of the County of Los Angeles who owned an adobe home in this area."

Godzilla Feb 9, 2019 11:10 PM

:previous:


Thanks. You are correct.


http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/20896dc1f863ce98_largehttp://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/20896dc1f863ce98_large

ethereal_reality Feb 10, 2019 2:49 AM

This photograph of Anita Stewart's home helped me solve a mini-mystery. :)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/eHbcG5.jpg
ebay / from 1924 photo album





I've had this photograph in one of my files..and have always wondered where it was taken. [see below]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/0rMReg.jpg
charliechaplin.com

If I'm not mistaken, this is the Anita Stewart house!

Category :
The Pilgrim
Description :
Girl's home exterior


'The Pilgrim' is a Charlie Chaplin movie filmed in 1923, a year before the snapshot was taken.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/AWYND9.jpg
IMDB
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update:

Now that the two photographs are side by side........
I see that the columns on the Anita Stewart house are placed in pairs while the columns on The Pilgrim house are individually spaced.

I guess this means my mini-mystery remains unsolved. :( *sad*



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GaylordWilshire Feb 10, 2019 4:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6394770)
There have been several posts over the last couple of days about all the buildings that have been demolished to make way for something "newer" and "better". I thought that might be the cue for this story with a surprise happy ending (sorry for the spoiler!).

The first picture below is from a season 4 episode of CHiPs called 'Karate', which originally aired in 1981. Ponch and Jon are pursuing a suspect in Ponch's own car when they're pulled over by an LAPD motorcycle cop outside this faded gem of a building.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...LA/Karate1.jpg
Rosner Television/MGM Television

Using background buildings and the route they took, I managed to work out that it once stood on West 15th, just west of Figueroa, but the area was subsequently cleared to make way for the Convention Center Annex. Checking the City Directories, I found a listing in the 1969 edition which named it as the Otsego Apartments at 633 W 15th. That led me to a 1967 William Reagh picture on the LAPL website. Then, when I saw that the California State Library also has some William Reagh photos, I was able to find a larger version of the same picture. The cars outside appear to be an Avanti and a Peugeot 404 convertible.

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

There was also a side view that LAPL don't seem to have.

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

The LAPL's caption describes it as "A Victorian residence on 12th St. near Figueroa, now an apartment building, the Otsego Apartments." If anyone's in the business of emailing corrections to the right places, maybe you could tell the LAPL it was on West 15th (their reference is LAPL00017612).

My post was originally going to end here, because I assumed the building was demolished to make way for the Convention Center. Then I spotted the picture below while I was looking for info on the John Parkinson house moving that GW mentioned recently. The caption names the building as the Edward Strong mansion.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ardStrong1.jpg
LA Times/Larry Davis

The LA Times article below, dated May 12, 1989, says: "After nearly 11 months of frantic efforts, the once-stately Edward Strong mansion, a reminder of downtown Los Angeles' Victorian past, was towed away from its site of 102 years on West 15th Street, where it stood in the way of a $390-million expansion of the Convention Center." They add that it "was declared a landmark in 1976 because of its unique Queen Anne architecture in the Caribbean style."

Mansion Moves Out Ahead of Wrecker's Ball

Best of all, the article names its destination as the 800 block of South Coronado Street, near MacArthur Park. That means we have a happy ending, because the house is still standing there today.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ardStrong2.jpg
GSV


Coming across this rendering of 825 S Coronado here, I was reminded of #826 and HossC's definitive history of it here on NLA, which is due for an encore. I for one am excited by the rejuvenation (I prefer this to "gentrification") of Westlake...at the same time keeping my fingers crossed that 826 S Coronado will survive....

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/fi...?itok=QjxOcsD1

GaylordWilshire Feb 10, 2019 5:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Godzilla (Post 8467702)
The image :previous: is from a November 11, 1949-LIFE collection taken when MB was "method[ically]"researching his role in the 1950 film, The Men. "The best shots are the ones of Brando in Eagle Rock, in and around the bungalow owned by his aunt Betty Lindemeyer. In some of the photos, Brando is joined by his maternal grandmother and her pooch." https://www.adweek.com/digital/marlo...lished-photos/

Here are a number of related images that might help identify both the street address and the neighborhood.
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/c4a...945892_landinghttp://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/4d9...2783e9_landing http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/192...86a7b3_landing LIFE photographed by Edward Clark


Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 8464366)


3870 York Boulevard today:

https://i.postimg.cc/BZ8pnSRK/3870york1-bmp.jpg
GSV Feb 2014


And here's a less-clear view from Sept 2014, but one with Marlon's ghost:

https://i.postimg.cc/P5qPdxRG/3870york2-bmp.jpg

ethereal_reality Feb 11, 2019 12:45 AM

Cambria Street School, Los Angeles
 
I don't believe we have seen this fine looking school on NLA. (yes, I searched)

At first I thought the school was located in Cambria, Califorinia [San Luis Opisbo County], but it's actually the Cambria Street School in Los Angeles!

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/cAMN7S.jpg
abebooks

or maybe we've seen it under a different name (?)






Here's a closer look sans border.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/gwdx0q.jpg

looks like a meteor[ite] landed in the foreground

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ethereal_reality Feb 11, 2019 2:14 AM

We have discussed the Hollywood Canteen many times on NLA....& if I remember correctly, the Canteen Club Cafe has also been mentioned. (I tried, and failed, to find the posts).

THAT SAID....I'm pretty sure this is the first souvenir folder from the Canteen Club Cafe!

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/ReVMi9.jpg
EBAY (no longer listed)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/EQID1m.jpg

I can't quite read the writing (my eyes are blurry). It might be LaVerne, Maxine and Patty. ;)


the back
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/RjY4Ni.jpg

search purposes: Canteen Club Cafe, 527 South Main St. Los Angeles

sdmichael Feb 11, 2019 2:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8071784)
Well, this is now a mystery photograph because I lost the information :( (I was at my mom's house when I came across it)

I can say it's somewhere in the valley (which doesn't narrow it down much, does it)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/O4xKo8.jpg
? Ill let you know if/when I find the source again

The church is lovely, but I mostly wanted to comment on the RR. sign. I don't believe I have ever seen one like it.

and with the raised letters...it looks like it might light-up!

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/aEWs1W.jpg

Any rail fans familiar with this type of r.r. sign in the Los Angeles area?

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There used to be an identical sign at Magnolia and the UPRR (Former LASL) tracks in Riverside until the crossing was separated.

Earl Boebert Feb 11, 2019 3:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8468935)
We have discussed the Hollywood Canteen many times on NLA....& if I remember correctly, the Canteen Club Cafe has also been mentioned. (I tried, and failed, to find the posts).

THAT SAID....I'm pretty sure this is the first souvenir folder from the Canteen Club Cafe!

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/ReVMi9.jpg
EBAY (no longer listed)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/EQID1m.jpg

I can't quite read the writing (my eyes are blurry). It might be LaVerne, Maxine and Patty. ;)


the back
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/RjY4Ni.jpg

search purposes: Canteen Club Cafe, 527 South Main St. Los Angeles

When day was done and night was come, boy, did we have fun (Well!) Sherry

Velda, hope to do it again -- without the rain -- Love, adta

Cheers,

Earl

ethereal_reality Feb 11, 2019 6:50 PM

Thanks Earl!

I have a sister named adta.





tee hee. not really.

ethereal_reality Feb 11, 2019 7:01 PM

Western Pipe & Steel Company
 
I found this recently on ebay. The location isn't given....except for California. The riverbed in the foreground could be the Los Angeles River.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/FWbOvL.jpgebay


Can you see the man?



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HossC Feb 11, 2019 9:30 PM

:previous:

Here's the Western Pipe and Steel Company of California on the banks of the Los Angeles River on the 1921 Baist map.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...sternPipe1.jpg
USC Digital Library

Earlier CDs list the address as 1758-1764 N Broadway, but by 1921, it's 1758-1764 N Spring Street.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...sternPipe2.jpg
LAPL

ethereal_reality Feb 11, 2019 9:48 PM

:previous: very cool. Thanks Hoss!



And here's the man.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/sHk6Hi.jpg
detail


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