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ethereal_reality Jun 17, 2019 11:42 PM

OK, I just spotted the Union 76 station.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/7to7VF.jpg
flickr

but I don't see the Standard station (Ebay slide #2) and the Ritchfield stations. (Ebay slide #1).....[in previous post]


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bighen Jun 18, 2019 2:11 AM

Union 76
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8608111)
OK, I just spotted the Union 76 station.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/7to7VF.jpg
flickr

but I don't see the Standard station (Ebay slide #2) and the Ritchfield stations. (Ebay slide #1).....[in previous post]


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If I remember, there were two Union 76 stations in that area. There was one on the SE corner of La Brea and Rodeo Road in the shopping center with Newberry's, etc. Thrifty drugs and corporate offices were on the NE corner. I think we may have written about the two Hody's restaurants (drive in and sit down restaurants) on the NW and SW corners in the past. The other Union 76 station was on the SW corner of La Brea and Jefferson. In the background was the old Thrifty warehouse.

ethereal_reality Jun 18, 2019 5:14 AM

:previous: Thanks bighen!




Does anyone recall this 1964 proposal to turn the 'post dam-break' Baldwin Hills Reservoir into a sports stadium for the Angels?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/R3iHGJ.jpg
halosheaven

"Caption dated April 22, 1964 reads: LA Mayor Sam Yorty is reportedly going to meet with Angel president Robert Reynolds 4/22 to discuss the possibility of building a stadium
on the site of the now empty Baldwin Hills reservoir. This artist's diagram shows a ballpark drawing in the reservoir, the breech in the right field stands in the opening where floodwaters
poured over the community last December."






Perhaps we have already seen this stadium proposal on NLA. If so, act like you've never seen it before. ;)
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robeach11 Jun 18, 2019 5:41 AM

Does anyone recall the ooooold McDonald's burgers? Similar taste as to now? I'm having a hard time remembering.

Earl Boebert Jun 18, 2019 2:00 PM

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Earl Boebert Jun 18, 2019 2:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robeach11 (Post 8608378)
Does anyone recall the ooooold McDonald's burgers? Similar taste as to now? I'm having a hard time remembering.

I remember them as being heavier on the onions, but a lot of hamburgers have gone down the hatch since then :cool:

Cheers,

Earl

CityBoyDoug Jun 18, 2019 3:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robeach11 (Post 8608378)
Does anyone recall the ooooold McDonald's burgers? Similar taste as to now? I'm having a hard time remembering.

They've all changed the ''meat'' they're allowed to use. Now, more of what used to be discarded meat [dog food] is used....such as connective tissue.

Back in the day, you could get a high quality meal at Hamburger Hamlet where prime cuts were ground into ''hamburger". It appears that those days are long gone. Generally food in the USA is some of the worst in the world. Kids today don't know what it was like 60 years ago.

https://metvcdn.metv.com/0UK6C-14942...rgerhamlet.jpg
metv

HossC Jun 18, 2019 6:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8608111)

OK, I just spotted the Union 76 station.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/7to7VF.jpg
flickr

Quote:

Originally Posted by bighen (Post 8608245)

]If I remember, there were two Union 76 stations in that area. There was one on the SE corner of La Brea and Rodeo Road in the shopping center with Newberry's, etc. Thrifty drugs and corporate offices were on the NE corner. I think we may have written about the two Hody's restaurants (drive in and sit down restaurants) on the NW and SW corners in the past. The other Union 76 station was on the SW corner of La Brea and Jefferson. In the background was the old Thrifty warehouse.

From January 2015:

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6894945)

We've seen the Hody's at Hollywood and Vine many times on NLA, but I can't find any previous mentions of the one on the corner of S La Brea Avenue and Rodeo Road. The card gives the address as 3553 S La Brea, and is postmarked 1952.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...dysLaBrea1.jpg
http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...dysLaBrea2.jpg
eBay

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beaudry (Post 6894962)

In response to a question about why there were two restaurants opposite each other:

Quote:

Originally Posted by bighen (Post 6895444)

Albany NY: If I remember correctly, there was a sit down Hody's (at the SW corner of Rodeo and La Brea) and a drive through (at the NW corner). I think both of them went out of business in the early 70's.


JScott Jun 18, 2019 7:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Earl Boebert (Post 8608534)
I remember them as being heavier on the onions, but a lot of hamburgers have gone down the hatch since then :cool:

Cheers,

Earl


I can confirm this. Significantly more onion then than now. I seem to recall the buns were warmed on a grill then, too, such that they acquired a somewhat oily sheen on the outer surface. Overall, original McDonald's hamburgers were moister, and had a more savory scent and flavor than today's.

Martin Pal Jun 18, 2019 11:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 8608691)
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-TPAIwESkS...let-3-1977.jpgmetv
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^^^
All hamburgers served with...a "gaggle" of pickles?
For a gaggle of noirishers, perhaps?

ethereal_reality Jun 19, 2019 12:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8608101)
Did you notice the people standing on the roofs?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/7erTPw.jpg
DETAIL

How deep do think you think the flood water is in this area? (it doesn't appear all that deep to me) --and wouldn't the water lower rather quickly. :shrug:


I was a bit surprised to find a helicopter rescue.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/H06nae.jpg
damfailures.org

Do you think the situation warranted a helicopter rescue?





robeach11 Jun 19, 2019 6:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 8608691)
They've all changed the ''meat'' they're allowed to use. Now, more of what used to be discarded meat [dog food] is used....such as connective tissue.

Back in the day, you could get a high quality meal at Hamburger Hamlet where prime cuts were ground into ''hamburger". It appears that those days are long gone. Generally food in the USA is some of the worst in the world. Kids today don't know what it was like 60 years ago.

https://metvcdn.metv.com/0UK6C-14942...rgerhamlet.jpg
metv

By golly, that menu is making me hungry.

SHERIFFPAUL Jun 19, 2019 5:21 PM

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/3d/79...706d7a7d13.jpg

ethereal_reality Jun 19, 2019 7:55 PM

The hamburger place I remember mostly was Hampton's on Highland.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...921/uuuTXw.jpgT2

You can read about Hampton's history HERE


A little more about the house.

"For a short time before it became Hamptons, the little orange house on Highland Avenue was an unsuccessful recording studio.
I can’t recall the name at the moment, but the corporate name for the recording studio was the same as the corporate name for Hamptons.
Ron couldn’t bear to sell the house when the recording studio went belly up, so he decided to convert it into a burger restaurant." -Robin Jones

I don't think we were able to find a photograph of the recording studio..or the house in it's original form.

from one of my earlier posts HERE


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HossC Jun 19, 2019 8:06 PM

:previous:

You missed the "f" of "forum" out of your link to T2's post. You can see the post here.

PS. I tried messaging you, e_r, but your inbox is full!

CityBoyDoug Jun 19, 2019 8:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8610330)
:previous:

You missed the "f" of "forum" out of your link to T2's post. You can see the post here.

PS. I tried messaging you, e_r, but your inbox is full!

Its been full for years. I suppose ER does not want messages from members.

:cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

ethereal_reality Jun 19, 2019 8:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8610330)
:previous:

You missed the "f" of "forum" out of your link to T2's post. You can see the post here.

PS. I tried messaging you, e_r, but your inbox is full.

Fixed it. Thanks for the heads up, Hoss.

ethereal_reality Jun 19, 2019 8:53 PM

A group of friends enjoying a holiday weekend gathering in Laurel Canyon, October 1914.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/atTZrH.jpg
ebay I believe the pics were sold. I haven't been able to find an active link.



https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/921/VzwQF3.jpg
ebay

Shenanigans! ...They look like a fun group of friends.








I am especially intrigued by this last snapshot.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/GgHEbI.jpg
ebay

Was there a water tower on, or near, Lookout Mountain or Lookout Mountain Inn? :shrug: ... If there wasn't. . .then I'm stumped. (and this 'officially' becomes a mystery location ;))

Lorendoc might know. I believe he lives in this area.





Here is the seller's complete information.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/zxqaob.jpg

I might have saved the Halloween 'costume' photo somewhere in my files. I'll have to look for it.

It's a shame the seller decided to sell the photographs separately.

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ethereal_reality Jun 20, 2019 12:46 AM

Earlier today I came across this handcut, amateur stereoview.

327 So. Alvarado St. Los Angeles....Oct. 4, 1914.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/r7jA6y.jpg
Ebay


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Scott Charles Jun 20, 2019 1:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8610318)
The hamburger place I remember mostly was Hampton's on Highland.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...921/uuuTXw.jpgT2

You can read about Hampton's history HERE


A little more about the house.

"For a short time before it became Hamptons, the little orange house on Highland Avenue was an unsuccessful recording studio.
I can’t recall the name at the moment, but the corporate name for the recording studio was the same as the corporate name for Hamptons.
Ron couldn’t bear to sell the house when the recording studio went belly up, so he decided to convert it into a burger restaurant." -Robin Jones

I don't think we were able to find a photograph of the recording studio..or the house in it's original form.

from one of my earlier posts HERE


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Decades ago, I went there for lunch with my mom and one of the female secretaries who worked at CBS with my mom.

(Back in those days, nobody minded if my mom brought me in to work with her. I was a quiet, well-behaved kid - I'd sit in my mom's office and draw all day, and didn't bother anyone.)

Hampton's was supposed to be the fancy burger place - not to be mentioned in the same sentence as lowly burger joints like McDonald's. A lot of the studio types went there.

This would have to be sometime in the 70's. I remember the hamburgers being very good, a meal in itself.

I remember the hamburgers being REALLY BIG. Is that correct, ER?

(I also went to the Hamptons in Toluca Lake a couple of times, too)


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