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Martin Pal Jul 28, 2015 7:16 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7108029)
Is it just me, or does anyone else hate the present day color scheme?
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Quote:

Originally Posted by Wig-Wag (Post 7108189)
Super bad! Double ugly!!!!!

Cheers,
Jack


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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7108336)
Horrible beyond belief. My teeth are hurting and I have a migraine headache when looking at that hideous and repulsive blue paint.

:yuck: :yuck: :yuck:


I think that building looks perfectly fine.

By the way, what was the old color scheme. It does appear to have one in the b&w photo.

Martin Pal Jul 28, 2015 7:57 PM

Liked your post NCD!

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Originally Posted by Noircitydame (Post 7108521)
These were at the Hollywood USO, the 1531 N. Cahuenga location- featured in the February 12, 1945 Life magazine.
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...lle/USO3_1.jpg
same picture as up top, a little better, from here

What do you suppose all those things are stacked on the floor on the left side of the photo?

tovangar2 Jul 28, 2015 9:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7110458)
I think that building looks perfectly fine.

By the way, what was the old color scheme. It does appear to have one in the b&w photo.


I think originally it was just concrete masquerading as stone. The present scheme would not be my first choice, but it looks very cared for, ditto the landscaping and railing. (if it had to be painted, I would have gone with a nice putty color with the trim picked out in cream. Don't understand the missing windows. There's some trim missing at the parapet too.)


Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7110518)
What do you suppose all those things are stacked on the floor on the left side of the photo?

Looks like flattened cardboard cartons.

John Maddox Roberts Jul 28, 2015 9:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7110518)
Liked your post NCD!



What do you suppose all those things are stacked on the floor on the left side of the photo?

I'm guessing cushions for folding chairs. There are tie cords dangling from some of them.

rbpjr Jul 28, 2015 9:56 PM

[QUOTE=HossC;7110395]This wasn't the image I originally planned to use to celebrate 1500 pages of NLA, but when I saw this building with a prominent "1500" blade sign, I knew this was the one to modify :).

1500 pages...Congratulations...been there all the way and lov'n it!

Earl Boebert Jul 28, 2015 10:18 PM

In the USO photo, the two individuals standing appear to be wearing some variant of an RAF enlisted man's uniform. Their caps, however, seem unusual, as does the (illegible) arm patch on the gent to the left.

Cheers,

Earl

ethereal_reality Jul 28, 2015 11:18 PM

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Originally Posted by UphillDonkey (Post 7109792)
Intersection of Colorado Blvd. and Figueroa St. in Eagle Rock, looking North.

:previous: Thanks for the directions UphillDonkey and for the aerials HossC. -much appreciated.



This is a great snapshot showing the groundbreaking ceremony for Los Angeles City Hall.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/540/MiYrCX.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-1927...item280443fab6

The photograph shows the Pres. City Council, Boyle Workman, giving a speech.
(I can't make out the word that appears below "Pres. City")

Does anyone recognize the building in the background? (it's difficult because we don't know which direction the photo was taken)
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tovangar2 Jul 28, 2015 11:20 PM

:previous:


"Speaking"



Different angle showing the buildings on the east side of Main St:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4...54205%2BPM.jpg
ucla/lat

And another showing Mayor George Cryer, the mob front, standing:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-E...43356%2BPM.jpg
lapl

I think, in the photo directly above, the stand is about where the Clocktower Courthouse used to be, with the southern-most building of the Temple block in the background or, maybe, farther south by a few buildings.

LAPL has 8 or 10 pix taken that day (the buildings on the left, below, were on the west side of Spring St before realignment of Spring):
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-S...53427%2BPM.jpg
lapl

USCDL has some construction photos. The back of the northernmost building of the Temple Block is in the lower-right-hand corner of the image below. Angled Spring St, and all its buildings, except the International Bank Building/Bank of Italy, are gone:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-8...54254%2BPM.jpg
uscdl

ethereal_reality Jul 28, 2015 11:30 PM

Excellent post tovanger2 the Bisbee Inn building and the Higgins Building.

I tweaked the photo below in order to see that unique sign over the entrance a bit better.

*originally posted by Flyingwedge
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...661/g07Wc9.png
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...673/tBI48E.png

It looks like the Bisbee Inn sign was backlit stained glass.

ethereal_reality Jul 28, 2015 11:39 PM

I recently came across this 1925 ad for the "Ambassador Poultry Show".

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...537/gZ3lC0.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...538/Mpz147.jpg
https://books.google.com/books?id=Ax...%20john&f=true

"The Madison Square Garden of the Pacific"

Did the Ambassador Hotel ever have a stand-alone Auditorium as shown in the above illustration?

(I wonder if it was later incorporated into the hotel design to become one of it's ballrooms?) -that's only a guess mind you.:)

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Noircitydame Jul 29, 2015 12:06 AM

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Originally Posted by John Maddox Roberts (Post 7110682)
I'm guessing cushions for folding chairs. There are tie cords dangling from some of them.

I think so too. For those hard wooden chairs.

tovangar2 Jul 29, 2015 12:24 AM

Bisbee Inn/Hotel Manhattan/Girard's House/St George Hotel
 
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7110877)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...673/tBI48E.png[/URL]

It looks like the Bisbee Inn sign was backlit stained glass.


It didn't last long :-(


(It was Flyingwedge who first posted that close-up and the original photo)

Noircitydame Jul 29, 2015 1:10 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7110877)
Excellent post tovanger2 the Bisbee Inn building and the Higgins Building.

I tweaked the photo below in order to see that unique sign over the entrance a bit better.

*originally posted by Flyingwedge
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...661/g07Wc9.png
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...673/tBI48E.png

It looks like the Bisbee Inn sign was backlit stained glass.

I visited the St. George not too long ago on one of the last times I was downtown. I went all around it, behind the building (of course. Not recommended. Things may be seen that can’t be unseen) then infiltrated it through the back door left open by a worker carrying a mattress out to be disposed of (don’t even want to know why they were getting rid of it). The ground level anyway is totally modernized and un-noirish. It looks like the windows are original on the upper floors so maybe more of interest there but I couldn’t find service stairs and couldn’t get to the elevator without being seen by the desk clerks. They were completely freaked out by my being there. Maybe at the end of a long day visiting downtown buildings in the heat I do look like a crazed crack addict, but it seemed an extreme over reaction. And I’d already removed my newly-acquired Joel McCrea Ranch baseball cap so not to resemble a female uni-bomber. I thought they were going to call the police so I left.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...stsidelkgS.jpg
that open door? I went in it.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...eorgeEside.jpg
original double hung windows

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...eorgelobby.jpg
The street lobby is the only thing I saw downstairs that had any charm.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...e/IMG_1199.jpg
I'd photographed the west side earlier in the morning on my way to infiltrate the Rosslyn. That corner of 3rd and Main is so altered it’s hard to reconcile that it’s the same place.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...ht_ca1930s.jpg
how you'd have seen it from Angel's Flight after the 3rd St. jog cut. photo originally from this site I'm sure.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...ray%201905.jpg
The Hotel Grey had to go for the 3rd St. jog removal. c.1905. usc.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...erdinplace.jpg
the alley was still nice & noirish.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...e/IMG_1182.jpg
the windows behind the building. It looks like a service stairwell but if so I couldn't see how to get to it from inside.

Looking east from the alley (Werdin Pl).
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...fromwerdin.jpg

Lwize Jul 29, 2015 1:23 AM

1,500? This is page 1,200.

tovangar2 Jul 29, 2015 1:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7110890)
I recently came across this 1925 ad for the "Ambassador Poultry Show".

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...537/gZ3lC0.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...538/Mpz147.jpg
https://books.google.com/books?id=Ax...%20john&f=true

"The Madison Square Garden of the Pacific"

Did the Ambassador Hotel ever have a stand-alone Auditorium as shown in the above illustration?

(I wonder if it was later incorporated into the hotel design to become one of it's ballrooms?) -that's only a guess mind you.:)

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https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5...61555%2BPM.jpg
pacific poultrycraft

ethereal_reality Jul 29, 2015 1:58 AM

:previous: Intriguing find t2, but I'm confused.
The ad clearly says it was located in Los Angeles. So what's with the Pomona address?

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Here's 215 E. Center Street Pomona today. (was this Mr. Kennedy's address?)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...905/y0TtE0.jpg
gsv


Excellent photographs of the St. George NoirCityDame. Thanks for sharing them with us! :)

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tovangar2 Jul 29, 2015 2:40 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7111061)

Here's 215 E. Center Street Pomona today. (was this Mr. Kennedy's address

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Ah dunno then :-(

John Maddox Roberts Jul 29, 2015 2:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Earl Boebert (Post 7110766)
In the USO photo, the two individuals standing appear to be wearing some variant of an RAF enlisted man's uniform. Their caps, however, seem unusual, as does the (illegible) arm patch on the gent to the left.

Cheers,

Earl

I believe those are Canadian uniforms. They wore several designs of beret/Tam O'Shanter.

tovangar2 Jul 29, 2015 3:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Noircitydame (Post 7111002)
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...e/IMG_1182.jpg
the windows behind the building. It looks like a service stairwell but if so I couldn't see how to get to it from inside.

I bet those tall, skinny windows on the back of the St. George were once doors like the ones on the east side in the historic photo. I hope the back ones had a real fire escape, not the suicide balconies one sees on the east in the old photo:

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Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 6117894)

Thx for all the pix. They were a real treat.

(I still wish the cornice had been replaced. The poor building looks so scalped without it. The cornice will be replaced.........someday)

Noircitydame Jul 29, 2015 3:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7110518)
Liked your post NCD!



What do you suppose all those things are stacked on the floor on the left side of the photo?

Thanks! I'm going with chair pads on those things.

Having just told you a few pages ago I didn't think my grandfather ever went to the USO when he was in town, I must say that sitting sailor does look a lot like him. I had to do a double take there at first.

having grown a mustache to try to look older (but still 17), 1945:
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...obelle/001.jpg http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...%20cropped.jpg


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