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CityBoyDoug Apr 19, 2014 12:10 AM

1920....party time
 
Here is Joe Harper at the right. He gave an unusual party at his parent's home one night whilst they were away in Bakersfield.

He was the oldest son of former Los Angeles Mayor, Arthur Harper.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps19062fcc.jpg
LATimes

Mayor Arthur Harper
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps25063f54.jpg
LATimes

Here's a description of this party that attracted the local LA Purity Squad Police.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps66893a09.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps0b635fbc.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psc901c8e1.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps4282d687.jpg

Here is a current 2010 Times blog report about the 1920 party. One wonders if the ''punch'' was spiked with Prohibition whiskey.


“Twenty Los Angeles men, some said to be prominent in social and business circles, were arrested last night by police at a stag party in the home of former Mayor Harper and were booked at the police station on the charge of social vagrancy.

“Seven of the men, including the host, Joseph Harper, 24 years old, are alleged by the officers making the raid to have been gowned in feminine apparel.”

After a few paragraphs, the paper says: “According to Police Sergeant Gifford and the officers of the ‘purity squad’ who conducted the raid, a degenerate orgy was in progress when they entered the house.”

The men were taken to jail as they were dressed, meaning that some of them spent the night in women’s clothing. Early the next morning, The Times says, the dresses were taken into evidence, so some of the men were given bathrobes and others draped themselves with jail blankets. Of the 16 arrested, four were released to the Navy (they were in uniform, The Times said) and eight were held in custody because they tested positive “for infectious disease.” And yes, their names or pseudonyms, addresses and occupations were published.

When asked about his son Joe, the former mayor said: “The only party he has given lately that I know of was given by him on Halloween night. His mother was present that night and among the guests during the evening, so I know nothing wrong took place.”

One of the sailors said: “I came in for my liberty and met a fellow at a downtown street corner. He asked me if I’d like to attend a nice party with dancing and girls and refreshments and said for me to bring some of my friends along.”

The Times said: “The sailors declare they did not know for a long time that the ‘girls’ were men and when they did learn of the fact, some thought it was just a good-natured masquerade ‘stunt.’ ”

March 30, 1920, Vice Raid A later story says: “All the men are charged with lewd and dissolute conduct. Seven were dressed as women and the police say their acts were such that the charges against them can be upheld in court.”

Police said that officers learned about the party several weeks ago. “Arrangements were made to have some of the officers in the house,” The Times said.

“The raiding officers in plain clothes gained entrance to the house and mixed with the strange guests. Several other officers climbed into the house by way of a rear window and concealed themselves beneath beds. After watching the ‘party’ for over two hours, whistles were blown and the raiding uniformed police rushed into the residence.”

Two months later the case was dismissed.

HossC Apr 19, 2014 1:17 AM

:previous:

After reading CityBoyDoug's articles about the "purity squad", I came across this one from Feb 17, 1932. The last paragraph made me smile :).

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...uritySquad.jpg
news.google.com

Those Who Squirm! Apr 19, 2014 3:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6545686)
:previous:

After reading CityBoyDoug's articles about the "purity squad", I came across this one from Feb 17, 1932. The last paragraph made me smile :).

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...uritySquad.jpg
news.google.com

As a matter of fact, I believe it was this so-called Purity Campaign that spelled the end of Eltinge's career, because it more or less put the stopper on the type of act he did when he performed. In private life he was routinely masculine to all appearances, and he detested the overtly effeminate men who sometimes approached him. He despised wristwatches and the men who wore them; like many in those times he still held that only pocket watches were suitably manly. But it didn't matter how presentable his private persona was; he could no longer ply the trade that had made him famous.

(Based on a fairly recent book I read a few years ago, Underground L.A.. Author, date, and publisher forgotten.)

CityBoyDoug Apr 19, 2014 4:05 AM

Julian Eltinge....played both sides of the isle.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Those Who Squirm (Post 6545811)
As a matter of fact, I believe it was this so-called Purity Campaign that spelled the end of Eltinge's career, because it more or less put the stopper on the type of act he did when he performed. In private life he was routinely masculine to all appearances, and he detested the overtly effeminate men who sometimes approached him. He despised wristwatches and the men who wore them; like many in those times he still held that only pocket watches were suitably manly. But it didn't matter how presentable his private persona was; he could no longer ply the trade that had made him famous.

(Based on a fairly recent book I read a few years ago, Underground L.A.. Author, date, and publisher forgotten.)

TWS mentions Julian Eltinge. He was a very successful actor in Hollywood who played both male and female parts. He died at age 58.

We have interesting comments from Hoss, also.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps77aa1e0a.jpg
Wiki

http://www.amazon.com/The-Undergroun...dp_ob_title_bk

Flyingwedge Apr 19, 2014 6:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6545601)
Very cool discovery FlyingWedge. What do you think the thing on top represented? A stylized water-heater?
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1931:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...a.jpg~original
previously posted by me

I just found this 1935 photo of the Ward building. The thing on top -- the pylon? -- could have been designed that way before it was known who the
tenant would be. But I suppose it might be a stylized flame. Metlox put a lot of neon on that building; over the door, in the windows, the lettering at the
base of the pylon and the vertical WARD lettering, plus it looks like there's some neon at the very top, too:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...a.jpg~original
USCDL -- http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/76613/rec/5

1935 closer:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...8.jpg~original


http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...f.jpg~original
Sept 9, 1921 Southwest Builder and Contractor @ http://books.google.com/books?id=MZQ...ngeles&f=false

HossC Apr 19, 2014 9:33 AM

:previous:

Some competition for the Ward Heater Company: this is the Ruud Heater Company at 911 S Grand in 1930. The building no longer stands.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...0LA/LARuud.jpg
USC Digital Library

whizbang Apr 19, 2014 11:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 6544373)
Hi Mr. W.:
This is a really cool model. I like the little lights...adds a lot of zest. You are very talented. Have you done other models?
;):):notacrook:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps1011c6b2.jpg

Thank you, CityBoyDoug. I've been doing this about four years now and I've completed 6 different houses. I want to build the Hansel House in Carmel next.

Tourmaline Apr 19, 2014 1:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6545276)


More on the subject: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=14576

http://img2.etsystatic.com/000/0/511....313276038.jpghttp://img2.etsystatic.com/000/0/511....313276038.jpg

ethereal_reality Apr 19, 2014 3:23 PM

:previous: I didn't know Plomb Tools became Proto Tools.
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originally posted by MichaelRyerson
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/835/tvle.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6465114)
The Sons of the Revolution building surrounded by its neighbors.

August 18, 1933
http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...evolution1.jpg



I came across this interesting newspaper article earlier this morning.

August 1938
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/845/bgp9.jpg
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/thed...008/08/page/2/

I thought it would be a fun quest to try and find a photograph (perhaps an aerial) that shows the house behind
the S.A.R. Headquarters on Hope Street.

I also wonder what "haunted house on Bunker Hill" Mrs. Tafe speaks of.

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ethereal_reality Apr 19, 2014 4:24 PM

Los Angeles
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/836/7a07.jpg
ebay

detail
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/841/4f1d.jpg

I believe this is a Cord. Does anyone recognize the buildings?
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Martin Pal Apr 19, 2014 4:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6545686)
:previous:

After reading CityBoyDoug's articles about the "purity squad", I came across this one from Feb 17, 1932. The last paragraph made me smile :).

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...uritySquad.jpg
news.google.com

Enjoyed the two articles mentioning THE PURITY SQUAD!

By the way, the last paragraph of this Feb 17, 1932, article talks about a raid made in 1936. (Minority Report?) :shrug:

ethereal_reality Apr 19, 2014 5:39 PM

At first, I thought this was a photograph of Central Market.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/835/i4j1.jpg
ebay

but the seller places it at 3rd Street and Central Avenue.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...0/845/x8v3.jpg

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/836/yqzj.jpg
United States Post Office
Arcade Annex



3rd & Central puts it just north of the Arcade Depot.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/836/we9o.jpg
www.bigmapblog.com


After a quick google search or two I found the Arcade Annex Post Office was only open from 1930 to 1940.



I also came across these letters postmarked from the Arcade annex.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/841/lhvo.jpg
http://www.postalhistory.com/results...E&searchtype=2

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/845/gre5f.jpg
http://www.postalhistory.com/results...E&searchtype=2


I'm including this one because of the dog. :)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/835/xzed.jpg
http://www.postalhistory.com/results...E&searchtype=2

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ethereal_reality Apr 19, 2014 7:24 PM

Easter's tomorrow.:)


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/835/k4f2.jpg
Alice White http://cavigliascabinetofcuriosities...1_archive.html





http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/838/j5jb.jpg
Dorothy Gulliver http://moirasthread.blogspot.com/201...ster-2010.html
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HossC Apr 19, 2014 9:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6546140)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/836/yqzj.jpg
United States Post Office
Arcade Annex

I'm assuming that the large building at the center of this aerial is the Arcade Annex. It appears on Historic Aerials' images from 1948 (the earliest for this area) to 1980. The image below is from 1980 as it was the clearest. Google Earth shows the current structures were there by 1994. Other than that, I didn't find much information. The Arcade Annex isn't on the 1921 Baist map, and the first mention I found in the City Directories is 1932. A couple of the City Directories list its opening hours as "never closed".

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...rcadeAnnex.jpg
Historic Aerials

Martin Pal Apr 19, 2014 10:54 PM

Hollywood & Vine - Part 1
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 6521737)

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6520286)
Faux Derby

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/541/o7ro.jpg
ebay

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/856/r9ug.jpg

This was planned for the former site of the Laemmle Building, home to
CoCo Tree / Melody Lane / Hody's / Howard Johnsons...did I miss any?

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Although not built like that, the Brown Derby actually did move up to this corner of Hollywood and Vine in 1987, although I cannot find a photo of it there.

I DID FIND A PHOTO OF IT.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6520286)
...home to CoCo Tree / Melody Lane / Hody's / Howard Johnsons...did I miss any?
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Let’s review… A hundred years on one corner of Hollywood & Vine, give or take a decade or two! A look at the buildings on the Northwest Corner of Hollywood & Vine.
(…and also a look at billboards through the years!)

(1887)

This is an 1887 map, produced by the town’s founders, the Wilcoxes. Hollywood and Vine is the small circle in pencil.

https://www.kcet.org/sites/kl/files/...x380-59058.jpg

You’ll notice the streets were originally named Prospect and Weyse Avenues.

(1907)
(one source lists the photo c. 1903, another 1907) – Weyse Ave. (Vine Street) headed north into the hills from Prospect Ave. (Hollywood Boulevard). The home of
George Hoover is on the far left and the Bartlett residence is at the right. The empty field in right foreground is now the Pantages Theatre.
http://waterandpower.org/Historical_..._St_ca1903.jpgLA Public Library Image Archive

To give an idea of these homes, here’s a postcard view of the home of Jacob Stern, across the street on the Southwest corner (where the Broadway Dept. store is located).

http://hollywoodphotographs.com/photos/lrg/RS-049-1.jpgHollywood Photographs

Weyse was the first street to be renamed (Vine Street) and when Hollywood consolidated with Los Angeles in 1910 Prospect Ave. became Hollywood Blvd. and Hollywood & Vine was now on the map.

(1920)
Here’s a great 1920 aerial of the intersection. You can see that Jacob Stern’s home entailed a lot more land than George Hoover’s home across the street!
http://hollywoodphotographs.com/phot...AER-1920-1.jpgHollywood Photographs

The building on the Southeast corner is a church that was built in 1903 and remained until 1923. In the following
aerial dated 1921 you can see it in the intersection of Hollywood & Vine (to the right of the street banner).

https://www.kcet.org/sites/kl/files/...453-59030.jpegKCET

(1931)
By this 1931 aerial (facing northeast) we have the Equitable, Taft and Broadway buildings erected (lower right) in the intersection.
http://hollywoodphotographs.com/phot...AER-1931-1.jpgHollywood Photographs

But Carl Laemmle’s vision of a 900 seat theatre and office tower on the Northwest corner was thwarted by the depression.
Instead, he opened the CoCo Tree Café and used the top of the building to advertise his Universal Pictures.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-g...88/PQMV6P.jpegtlc

(1932)
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_uiwmf0PUT14/Si...s/IMG_3705.JPGUSC Digital


(1936)
Here’s a 1936 shot of some filming in front of the restaurant. (Equitable Building in background.)
http://hollywoodphotographs.com/photos/lrg/MM-017-2.jpg

It seems that Lon Chaney’s ghost was reportedly seen sitting on a public bench at the corner of Hollywood and Vine, in front of the Coco Tree!
http://lonchaney.com/wp-content/uplo...71032200_n.jpg
Story HERE.
(Story says corner was northeast, but someone corrects that in the comments.)

Martin Pal Apr 19, 2014 10:56 PM

Hollywood & Vine - Part 2
 
Melody Lane (1940 – 1955)

The restaurant became Melody Lane in 1940.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-d.../1Pp0FS_2.jpegtlc

It was soon remodeled; this photo is from 1947:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-S...treetScent.jpgtlc

-1949-
https://www.kcet.org/sites/kl/files/...x365-59052.jpgLAPL


(1955-1969) Hody’s

-1956-
Detail of a 1956 real estate map of Hollywood by Nirenstein's National Realty Map Company. Courtesy of the Map Collection - Los Angeles Public Library.
http://cdn.lolwot.com/wp-content/upl...-of-fame-7.jpg

-1957-
http://static.flickr.com/27/59568191_de3aee4677_o.jpgtlc


(1970-1985) Howard Johnson’s

-1976-
http://hollywoodphotographs.com/photos/lrg/RN-170-1.jpgHollywood Photographs

-1978-
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-2...31/SCgA6h.jpegWilliam Reagh/LAPL


(1987 – c. 1988) The Brown Derby

Here’s two photos of the relocated (more like re-imagined) Brown Derby, which opened in October of 1987.

http://hollywoodphotographs.com/photos/lrg/RN-022-3.jpg

http://hollywoodphotographs.com/photos/lrg/RN-022-8.jpgHollywood Photographs

A year later, paraphrasing a 1988 Nov. 1st L.A. Times article: It reports that an estimated 100,000 people were on Hollywood Blvd. for the annual Halloween festivities when fighting (some reported rioting) broke out shortly before 11 p.m. Two policeman were injured.

Most of the property damage was confined to two blocks of Hollywood Boulevard between Vine Street and Cahuenga Boulevard, where shattered glass, upturned police barricades and broken flowerpots remained strewn on the sidewalk. Several stores were broken into with upwards of $130,000 worth of merchandise stolen. At the Brown Derby restaurant, looters smashed the front window, reaching in to steal bottles of wine.

Around this time, West Hollywood was becoming known for it’s annual Halloween “carnival” and this incident on Hollywood Blvd. effectively ended the annual Hollywood Blvd. Halloween gatherings whereby the city of L.A. subtly hinted the following year streets would be closed and heavily monitored and crowds should head over to West Hollywood. W.H.’s current Halloween Carnival draws upwards of 500,000 people!


(1990 – c. 1992) Premieres of Hollywood

http://www.pacificsouthland.com/holly2.jpgPacificSouthland

http://www.pacificsouthland.com/holly1.jpgPacificSouthland

A wikipedia entry says “Premieres of Hollywood was destroyed during the L.A. riots in 1992.”

Martin Pal Apr 19, 2014 10:59 PM

Hollywood & Vine - Part 3
 
(1995 - c. 1999) Jack's Sugar Shack

http://www.rockcitynews.com/photos/c...acksphoto.jpegRockCity


http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics16/00007801.jpgLAPL
JACK’S SUGAR SHACK moved here from it’s Pico Blvd. location.

The above photo I found in two sources with different information. One describes it as Jack’s Sugar Shack. From the source below that describes the place, it sounds credible. The other source lists it as a 1987 William Reagh photo. If so, that would be when it was being readied as The Brown Derby. Also credible.

A Tikiroom poster wrote: “Jack's was entered via the door at the far right.” (Entrance on Vine, not at the corner.) “The building was painted white or off-white at that time, and the sign for Jack's, in a bamboo frame, and a palm tree were painted on the building next to the door.” (As in a photo above.) [It had] “the most beautiful bamboo bar I've ever seen. Thachery, bamboo, the whole nine. My favorite thing about this place was in the back there was a wall with a giant mural of Thurston Howell and Lovey.”

Someone also writes: “It was painted green after Jack's closed up.”

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_uiwmf0PUT14/Sj...hollywood2.jpg

Could the above photo be DEEP?


(2000 – 2005) Deep

I can find no photo of the exterior, but there’s lots of tidbits about the nightclub and the owner, Ivan Kane. He apparently had a string of clubs that burned brightly, but briefly in Hollywood, including Kane (1997-2002), Deep (2000-2005), Ivan Kane’s Forty-Deuce (2002-2007, also in Las Vegas 2004-2009, and also a Forty-Deuce reality series on Bravo in 2005), Ivan Kane’s Café Was (2007-2011), and currently Ivan Kane’s Royal Jelly Burlesque opened in Atlantic City in 2012.
Info from: http://royaljellyburlesque.com/projects.php

About Deep: Kane's homage to early idol, Cabaret director/choreographer Bob Fosse. This nightclub, infamous for pushing the envelope in terms of sexuality, voyeurism and decadence, was featured in Steven Soderbergh's film “Ocean's 11”. (Another source says Soderbergh was part owner.) Dancers performed stylized ménage a trios over the dance floor in a plexiglass box and in Amsterdam-style rooms over the bar behind two-way mirrors.


(2006 – 2008) Basque

http://www.movie-locations.com/movie...ven_Basque.jpg

http://static.flickr.com/105/299615365_69f1f726e0.jpgNichols/Lotta Living

-2008-
On fire. (Notice the "Bob Hope Square" sign designation on the pole.)
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3020/2...b1fdd4ae_z.jpg

News about the fire:

A recording studio? According to the Daily Breeze:
Federal Agents were called in to help with the probe of the fire. In addition to Basque, the building devastated by the fire was home to three other businesses, DanDee Shoe Repair, Bloodshot Tattoo and the San Miguel Spa. A scene from ``Ocean's Eleven'' was filmed in the club when it was known as Deep a few years ago, Davies said. It was also once a Brown Derby, a Howard Johnson's restaurant and a recording studio. The blaze was the second in the area last week. On the afternoon of April 26, a blaze apparently sparked by faulty wiring gutted Off Vine restaurant at 6263 W. Leland Way.

From another article HERE:

Los Angeles Fire Department arson experts have not determined the cause of the blaze. But some in Hollywood suggest that mysterious fires frequently precede demolition of historic buildings near the Hollywood and Vine intersection.

Officials say they have no evidence that any of the blazes were tied to redevelopment. But historian and preservationist Gregory Paul Williams said he has counted 10 nearby buildings that were torn down after being damaged by fire. One, the renowned Brown Derby restaurant on Vine Street, was set on fire 16 times, he said.

“This is the unsolved arson capital of the world,” said longtime Hollywood activist John Walsh.


http://blog.allanellenberger.com/wp-...ds/laemmle.jpgGregory Paul Williams


(current)

Three current views of the Northwest corner of Hollywood & Vine looks like this, with the Redbury Hotel up the street taking focus.
(In fact, they use Hollywood & Vine as their address in most cases.)

https://cdn3.gbot.me/photos/xY/id/12...42-500x375.jpggogobot

The Redbury's website says rooms come stocked with records and turntables.

http://cdn.c.photoshelter.com/img-ge...llywood-Ca.jpgDavid Zanzinger

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FJ0b30aYbh...8.34.27+PM.png

Yes, it is now a parking lot.

CityBoyDoug Apr 19, 2014 11:34 PM

Old Hollywood.....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 6546351)
I DID FIND A PHOTO OF IT.
Let’s review… A hundred years on one corner of Hollywood & Vine, give or take a decade or two! A look at the buildings on the Northwest Corner of Hollywood & Vine.
(…and also a look at billboards through the years!)
(1887)
This is an 1887 map, produced by the town’s founders, the Wilcoxes. Hollywood and Vine is the small circle in pencil.
You’ll notice the streets were originally named Prospect and Weyse Avenues.
(1907)
(one source lists the photo c. 1903, another 1907) – Weyse Ave. (Vine Street) headed north into the hills from Prospect Ave. (Hollywood Boulevard). The home of
George Hoover is on the far left and the Bartlett residence is at the right. The empty field in right foreground is now the Pantages Theatre.


Weyse was the first street to be renamed (Vine Street) and when Hollywood consolidated with Los Angeles in 1910 Prospect Ave. became Hollywood Blvd. and Hollywood & Vine was now on the map.

(1920)
Here’s a great 1920 aerial of the intersection. You can see that Jacob Stern’s home entailed a lot more land than George Hoover’s home across the street!
The building on the Southeast corner is a church that was built in 1903 and remained until 1923. In the following
aerial dated 1921 you can see it in the intersection of Hollywood & Vine (to the right of the street banner).



(1931)
By this 1931 aerial (facing northeast) we have the Equitable, Taft and Broadway buildings erected (lower right) in the intersection.
http://hollywoodphotographs.com/phot...AER-1931-1.jpgHollywood Photographs

But Carl Laemmle’s vision of a 900 seat theatre and office tower on the Northwest corner was thwarted by the depression.
Instead, he opened the CoCo Tree Café and used the top of the building to advertise his Universal Pictures.


(1932)



(1936)
Here’s a 1936 shot of some filming in front of the restaurant. (Equitable Building in background.)
It seems that Lon Chaney’s ghost was reportedly seen sitting on a public bench at the corner of Hollywood and Vine, in front of the Coco Tree!

Martin Pal, wow, your history of H & V is most admirable and impressive.

Hollywood and Vine....1927

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psd4ccf60b.jpg
Bing

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps68f84606.jpg
Hollywood photos

HossC Apr 20, 2014 1:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 6546373)

I found a zoomable version of the picture at USC. The insets are from the 1927 and 1929 City Directories. I think the sign for the business on the right says "Shoe Hospital", but I couldn't find it in the CDs. This corner is now the site of the Equitable Building.

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

Martin Pal Apr 20, 2014 2:54 AM

Speaking of Hollywood & Vine, meet Sally...


Sally of Hollywood and Vine
Trick Gadget c. 1940.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-pXEIxrSpjX...0/IMG_0010.jpgCollection of Victor Minx

This is listed as a vintage sleaze item. A novelty gag.
I read the directions—what, exactly is this supposed to do or show or portray?


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