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ethereal_reality Jul 24, 2015 11:37 PM

Spartan Field


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...661/McJXoQ.jpg
Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 7106775)
3000 Clyde (above) was built on the site of short-lived Spartan Field, which was at 2801 Clyde.
On the lower map, the street that hits Jefferson in the lower right corner is probably Hauser Blvd:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...v.jpg~original
Airway Bulletin No. 940, March 1, 1930 @ HathiTrust -- http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?i...ew=1up;seq=285


This c. 1940 Spence Air Photo looks south at the Baldwin Hills.
The former Spartan Field site is in the triangular area near the lower right corner.
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...w.jpg~original
Photo from Rancho Cienega o Paso de la Tijera by Virginia French (John D. Roche, Inc., Los Angeles)

:previous: It's so great to see the giant 57.

Thanks for the information on Spartan Field Flyingwedge!
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ethereal_reality Jul 25, 2015 1:20 AM

I recently came across these two snapshots on eBay. (the seller is asking $150.00)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...907/6rRYFW.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/LASKY-RANCH-...item35eb6b6a86



I've enlarged them for you.

3-19-1925
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...538/DlqXq4.jpg
eBay




3-19-1925
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...537/4gJlHR.jpg
eBay

I wonder who the visitors were? Dignitaries?
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Site of Lasky Ranch.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...537/GP5iUH.jpg
https://silentlocations.files.wordpr...dy_page_11.jpg

:previous: "The former Lasky Ranch, bordering Griffith Park near Burbank, and future site of Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills Memorial Park.
Once part of the Spanish-era Rancho Providencia, the Lasky Ranch was used for more than three decades as a filming location."



Just for Fun. Famous Players Lasky (1916). Star Power!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/661/HivJio.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Famous...yers_Lasky.jpg

# # # # #

As I was finishing my post, I came across information about a second Lasky Ranch. This one was called 'Lasky Mesa' ranch.

details here:
http://www.moviesites.org/laskymesa.htm
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ProphetM Jul 25, 2015 3:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7106853)
I don't believe we've seen this image on NLA.

"Los Angeles City Hall seen from US 101 and Interstate 110 interchange. 1950"
(photograph taken near Sunset Blvd. and Figueroa Street)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...537/OfFnyR.jpg
http://digital2.library.ucla.edu/vie...198/zz0002qqw5

I'm curious about several things.




Here's a detail of the lower right edge of the photograph. I think that's a Café sign (red arrow). -and what is 'Challange' advertising? ice_something

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...661/CLAuMb.jpg
detail


Ice cream, certainly. Their product line seems to be just butter and cream cheese now, but Challenge is still very much a going concern. I recognized the logo immediately as it's not much different today:

http://challengedairy.com/

Challenge butter is a common sight in supermarkets around here; I assumed it was well-known so I was a little surprised you didn't recognize them.

Regarding Bellevue Courts, last spring I did some research and even made a map of historic bungalow courts in Pasadena:

NRHP bungalow courts in Pasadena

Bellevue Court was built in 1916 in Colonial Revival style and consists of 8 individual units, plus one two-story triplex at the back. It was included in a 1983 group nomination of 27 bungalow courts to the National Register of Historic Places. It was determined eligible but was not added to the NRHP due to the owner's objection.

Flyingwedge Jul 25, 2015 3:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7106853)
I don't believe we've seen this image on NLA.

"Los Angeles City Hall seen from US 101 and Interstate 110 interchange. 1950"
(photograph taken near Sunset Blvd. and Figueroa Street)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...537/OfFnyR.jpg
http://digital2.library.ucla.edu/vie...198/zz0002qqw5

I'm curious about several things.

What's up with the crazy chimney flues? Does anyone know what building this is?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...538/9rW7PT.jpg
detail

It looks like the St. Angelo Hotel at 237 N. Grand:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...t.jpg~original
UCLA Digital Library, previously posted by er: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1203

tovangar2 Jul 25, 2015 6:23 AM

The St. Angelo Hotel at 237 N Grand, Bunker Hill
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 7107039)
It looks like the St. Angelo Hotel at 237 N. Grand:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...t.jpg~original
UCLA Digital Library, previously posted by er: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1203

Thank you. I hadn't remembered those extraordinary, branching flues at all. What a contrast with the new freeway exchange.

Apparently they were not original:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-L...10719%2BPM.jpg
historic hotels of los angeles and hollywood, page 34

...but, they're in all the 1950s pix:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7...04536%2BPM.jpg
huntington dl (detail from a selection of 8 color images)

More info on the St Angelo from On Bunker Hill

CityBoyDoug Jul 25, 2015 6:40 AM

St Angelo Hotel...life in the big city.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7107125)
Thank you. I hadn't remembered those extraordinary, branching flues at all. What a contrast with the new freeway exchange.

Apparently they were not original:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-L...10719%2BPM.jpg
historic hotels of los angeles and hollywood, page 34

...but, they're in all the 1950s pix:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7...04536%2BPM.jpg
huntington dl (detail from a selection of 8 color images)

More info on the St Angelo from On Bunker Hill

No boarding house on Bunker Hill would be complete without a bit of death and mayhem. In 1906, Charles Malan, a Frenchman suffering from consumption and depleted funds, did himself in by sealing off all the doors and cracks of his room and turning on the gas.

Then there is the sad story of Frederick Merrill, an 87 year old inventor and resident who slipped on a banana peel on Main Street and died from his injuries a couple of weeks later.

Finally, in 1943 a fight broke out in the hotel's lobby and Mrs. Mae Perry, the hotel manager, broke up the scuffle...with a gun. Rubio Ernesto, 17 and not a hotel guest was killed in the incident.

HossC Jul 25, 2015 1:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7106970)

Site of Lasky Ranch.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...537/GP5iUH.jpg
https://silentlocations.files.wordpr...dy_page_11.jpg

:previous: "The former Lasky Ranch, bordering Griffith Park near Burbank, and future site of Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills Memorial Park.
Once part of the Spanish-era Rancho Providencia, the Lasky Ranch was used for more than three decades as a filming location."

Here's the same area in the mid-40s. I found the picture below in an article called Burbankers Remember on wesclark.com. About halfway down the page is a section titled "The Ranch (1946), by Richard Dixon", which details how, as an eleven-year-old boy, Richard witnessed the filming of A Boy and His Dog on the movie ranch managed by his father. To whet your appetites, here are a couple of the early paragraphs:
This ranch had once been the Lasky-Paramount movie ranch back in the very early days of film making. Cecil B. DeMille once shot parts of Squaw Man (1914) there. Also, D.W. Griffith shot scenes for Intolerance (1916) here as well. The studio moved most of the standing sets up the coast to Agora in 1924 and opened the new Paramount Ranch there, but this entire area remained a film shooting location and on this day the movie was being shot, literally, right in our front yard.

My father had taken a job as manager of part of this movie ranch which was just across the L.A. River from Warner Brothers Studio. We lived up at the foot of Mt. Lee, just over the crest from the Hollywood sign. We were on the east side of the mountain facing the San Fernando Valley. It was the end of my Catalina Street adventure and the beginning of another very special time of my childhood.
http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original
wesclark.com

The author also provides a 2012 image of the area here. I chose to do my own.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original
Google Earth

ethereal_reality Jul 25, 2015 5:36 PM

:previous: Wow! Thanks Hoss!

ethereal_reality Jul 25, 2015 5:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7107125)

So what was gained by branching the flues? Does anyone know?
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Thanks for recognizing the St. Angelo Hotel in the first place Flyingwedge
and for digging up the noirish backstories CityBoyDoug

ethereal_reality Jul 25, 2015 5:59 PM

There's a Hudkins connection with an earlier post from several weeks ago.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...538/aG5EbA.jpg
originally posted by HossC

re: Boxer 'Ace' Hudkins
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...673/Ut4Cxc.jpg
https://movieland.wordpress.com/2007...atman-trigger/

Here's Ace at the Hudkins Bros. Ranch & Stables.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...907/hz33Mj.jpg
http://www.westernclippings.com/trea...llery_21.shtml

excerpt:
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...905/h95w4W.jpg
http://a-drifting-cowboy.blogspot.co...d-whizzer.html


A pre-dawn delivery of Hudkins Bros. movies horses to Iverson Ranch in Chatsworth .
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...673/KMDQyD.jpg
http://a-drifting-cowboy.blogspot.co...d-whizzer.html

# # # # #




Here's the earlier post.

'mystery girl'
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...673/UDrP8T.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7088169)
It looks like 16-year-old Ione Gail Murphy, aka Patsy Gail, was the alleged victim of an assault by Arthur Hudkins at a "wild party".

July 30, 1928
http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...oneMurphy1.jpg
www.newspapers.com


dannywa01 Jul 25, 2015 7:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7102679)
I could not resist looking at dannywa01's "new" neighborhood, S Wilton Place from Pico to Venice in Mid-City:

This is the place in 1910 when Pico Blvd was "Pico Street", W 15th through here was "Dorchester" and Venice was still called "16th Street". Three institutions then dominated the neighborhood:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--...64146%2BPM.jpg
Baist, plate No. 17, 1910 (detail)

dannywa01's two blocks of S Wilton Place:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-0...15029%2BAM.jpg
Baist, plate No. 17, 1910 (detail)

The Los Angeles Country Club (mentioned many times on the thread, this is just a tiny recap) was started as the Los Angeles Golf Club in 1897 on land that is now centered on Alvarado Terrace. Too cramped, LACC briefly moved to 16th (Venice) and Hobart, then on to the nearby premises shown on the map below, at the NW corner of Pico and Western, where they built their first 18-hole course. In 1911 LACC decamped to West LA, to a parcel just north of 20th-Century Fox studios, where they remain. The grounds of the club's former premises were platted into house lots and built out.
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-M...94006%2BPM.jpg
Baist, plate No. 17, 1910 (detail)

Eleven years later (compare with the map immediately above):
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-R...00705%2BAM.jpg
Baist, plate No. 17, 1921 (detail)

This photo taken looking north towards Hollywood up Western from Pico in 1898 gives an idea of the lay of the land before anything was built. Just two years later, LACC will take over an irregularly-shaped parcel on the left, siting their clubhouse near the intersection. After the club departed, this area was converted to residential use and became known as Country Club Park:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-L...90047%2BAM.jpg
cc pierce/usc dl

The same view today:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-B...73645%2BAM.jpg
gsv

"Harvard College", later "Harvard School" and now Harvard-Westlake, (the school has also come up multiple times on the thread) was established, originally as a military school, in 1900 at the site shown on the first map above, at W 16th St (Venice Blvd) and Western. Thirty-seven years later, thwarted in their attempt to move to Westwood, they relocated to the defunct Hollywood Country Club grounds at the Valley end of Coldwater Canyon. The school's former location is now Western Plaza Shopping Center. There's a big Food 4 Less there, a CVS, a Factory 2U and some other shops.

The original Harvard College/School building, "Harvard Hall", by Arthur Burnette Benton (1900), faced on Western Avenue:


Today the site is Western Plaza Shopping Center:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-J...74544%2BAM.jpg
gsv

The Good Shepherd House is a Catholic charity which provided, and still provides, services to women and their children. As part of their mission, they ran a girls' high school on the northern end of their property from 1905 until 1977. When the school ceased operations, the land was sold to LAUSD. Pio Pico Middle School is there now and uses two of the historic structures from the former high school. Good Shepherd retreated to the southern end of the property at the corner of Arlington and Venice behind a big hedge. The Sisters continue to maintain a shelter for victims of domestic violence:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-d...74247%2BAM.jpg
gsv

Good Shepherd (SW corner with pool below) now shares its original site with Pio Pico Middle School:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-2...01912%2BAM.jpg
gvs

The streets surrounded by Good Shepherd, LACC and Harvard School were built with large homes of wood and stucco during the first two decades of the last century. Good brick apartments and 4-plexes provided infill in the 1920s. More modern apartments have replaced many of the homes. About twelve of the original houses remain on S Wilton Place, between Pico and Venice, most in good repair.

This one, for example, from 1910 is at No. 1422:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-U...91854%2BAM.jpg
gsv

Another at No.1527, also from 1910, features an unusual roof line:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-p...24719%2BPM.jpg
gsv

One of the 1920s apartments is No. 1310 (1927):
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-P...10130%2BPM.jpg
gsv

A generous four-plex (1922) at No. 1321:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-N...80401%2BAM.jpg
gsv

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All thx go to Beaudry. He's the one who so generously gave us the info re building permit searches. I put that one up so he'd know I do pay attention....sometimes :-)

(now if the city would just cross-reference them by architect & contractor!)

You are a god send! Thanks so much t2 & Beaudry for the history lesson! I tried so hard to look for old pictures of my old middle school "Pio Pico Span School", but all I could find was just information that I already knew. I know the school used to be an all girls catholic school owned by the "Sisters of the Good Sheperd" and that they still use two of the former buldings (the gym & the rose cottage). The only new information I came across was a possible name (Pelletier High School). During the time I worked there afterschool, I would hear rumors of the rose cottage being haunted by a little girl and a monk in a robe. I tried looking for some pictures of the school, but ended up empty handed. I think I might stop by the actual Sisters place and ask for some information. I also once worked at that Food4Less on that plaza (Venice and Western), so I frequented that place many times. All the houses you pointed out on my block are fascinating and have always caught my attention. Thank you very much for the history lesson.

Earl Boebert Jul 25, 2015 8:33 PM

A Noirish shot from "The Case of the Substitute Face," 1958. Anybody recognize the house Perry and Paul are walking up to?

http://www.bitsmasherpress.com/LANoir/Perry1.jpg

Cheers,

Earl

ethereal_reality Jul 25, 2015 8:57 PM

"Old Charter" bourbon mural

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...633/oU9Vdh.jpg
detail / mural



Frank's Liquor 12329 Prairie Ave. Hawthorne CA.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...913/PzCU5g.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si.../id/1577/rec/1

"Thought it appears stylistically to be much older, this mural was actually painted on Frank's Liquor store in 1968 by MGM Studios as part of a location shot
for the movie "Zabriskie Point" by Michelangelo Antonioni."



Frank's Liquor today :(. The mural is long gone.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...540/YRMaoV.jpg

The shamrock topped blade sign is gone as well.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...540/YT61Jw.jpg
detail






Here's the liquor store scene in "Zabriskie Point".


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...537/3qTqjN.jpg
http://www.idyllopuspress.com/idyllopus/film/z_3.htm

:previous: I was surprised to see the Giant Man.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...913/w0Ew7V.jpg
http://www.idyllopuspress.com/idyllopus/film/z_3.htm

" As Mark rounds the corner to the front of the store, we see a hitchhiker. A mechanic in white overalls exits the store with a bottle or canister of some type in his hand and promptly, intentionally drops it in the street's gutter as Mark passes, then the mechanic simply walks off."

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ethereal_reality Jul 25, 2015 10:49 PM

Kodachrome slides of the Los Angeles Police Academy, circa 1966.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...673/Ap2tlh.jpg
eBay



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...911/EXUdZ8.jpg
eBay




http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...540/UHnpon.jpg
eBay




http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...913/yU8I2t.jpg
eBay




http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...673/ZW6Ohv.jpg
eBay

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tovangar2 Jul 25, 2015 11:48 PM

S Wilton Place between Pico and Venice.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dannywa01 (Post 7107448)
I know the school used to be an all girls catholic school owned by the "Sisters of the Good Shepherd" and that they still use two of the former buildings (the gym & the rose cottage). The only new information I came across was a possible name (Pelletier High School). During the time I worked there after school, I would hear rumors of the rose cottage being haunted by a little girl and a monk in a robe.

It was called Pelletier HS (I'll add the name to my original post). I wish I knew more about Rose Cottage being haunted.

I'm glad you liked that post. I had fun with it as I hardly ever focus on that area. Many thx for the new, first-hand info.

Tourmaline Jul 26, 2015 12:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hollywood Graham (Post 6026389)
The place where your pop got the horse meat was one block farther west, it was called Mabel's, I worked for Mabel for a week or so as a kid. I would go out when a car pulled up and take an order for horse meat. Mabel had a Spider Monkey she kept in the store, monkey bit me, quit. My pop bought horse meat there also. Just beyond was Metropolitan Chevrolet and up a couple more stores was the chicken market you mention. You watched as the chicken was killed, defeathered, gutted and wrapped up for you. Up the next block was Michaeltorena Street School. I also went to King in 56, 7 and 8.


Did the same Metropolitan eventually move to 400 S. La Brea?



Metropolitan Chevrolet, 3225 Sunset Blvd.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3Jfqo4VnZY...etroimpala.jpghttp://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3Jfqo4VnZY...etroimpala.jpg



Currently Sunset Auto Crafters.
http://pics3.city-data.com/businesse.../8/6444248.JPGhttp://pics3.city-data.com/businesse.../8/6444248.JPG




Go quietly into the night?




July 22, 1955 Pasadena Fwy Accident. Grim.
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/84456/rec/1

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...203&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...203&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...203&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...203&DMROTATE=0



Still purrs like a kitten?
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...203&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...203&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...203&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...203&DMROTATE=0




http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...203&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...203&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...203&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...203&DMROTATE=0










http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...203&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...203&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...203&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...203&DMROTATE=0







Little Joe's , Chinatown in background
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...203&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...203&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...203&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...203&DMROTATE=0





1955 - Los Angeles (From the 1955 film, Broadway Jungle) >>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZ8xn21jD6w

tovangar2 Jul 26, 2015 1:14 AM

Pelletier Catholic High School for Girls
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dannywa01 (Post 7107448)
I tried looking for some pictures of the school, but ended up empty handed.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5...60252%2BPM.jpg

No build date or photo date:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-X...60554%2BPM.jpg

images: lapl

ethereal_reality Jul 26, 2015 6:04 PM

Mural, Venice Ca late 1960s or early 70s.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...907/QyvXmO.jpg
https://libraries.usc.edu/

detail (Brooks Ave.)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...661/IJ7Xe1.jpg




slide #2
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...538/dfRGFZ.jpg
https://libraries.usc.edu/

After several searches along Brooks Avenue I found the subject of the mural (below).

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...905/z0SGZZ.jpg
gsv

...but it took me a bit longer to spot the actual mural.

I found a match to the white house in the first slide and viola there's the mural (on the right) partially hidden by new construction.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...911/cj99nh.jpg
gsv

Martin Pal Jul 26, 2015 6:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7107491)

When I first saw this photo I wondered if they designed the left aide of
this mural to resemble a rolodex card with the Frank's Liquor tab and then
subsequent info, but the current photo shows the building is designed like
that, so maybe not.

Martin Pal Jul 26, 2015 6:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7107566)
Kodachrome slides of the Los Angeles Police Academy, circa 1966.

Fascinating, and to think that if they all succeeded they'd be retired now.


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