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riichkay Aug 11, 2020 10:38 PM

Re: e_r's post of downtown decorated for the '32 games, here's a shot of 7th and Hill that I don't think we have seen....from the Adelbert Bartlett papers at UCLA.....


https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds




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Love Like He Fights & Boy, Can He Fight
That Red-Head Wonder Boy James Cagney
Puts Sock Appeal In "Winner Take All"    

ethereal_reality Aug 11, 2020 11:16 PM

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Amazing photographs, riichkay. Thanks for posting them!

and for deciphering what's on the marquee. . . .that couldn't have been easy.

Snix Aug 11, 2020 11:54 PM

Florabell Muir's column ran in the New York Daily News, which is available on newspapers.com. I don't have a subscription to that one...

It might have more info on the Sinatra party.


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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 9007716)
A Hole in the Head (1959) is a DeLuxe Color comedy film, in CinemaScope, directed by Frank Capra, featuring Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson, Eleanor Parker, Keenan Wynn, Carolyn Jones, Thelma Ritter, Dub Taylor, Ruby Dandridge, Eddie Hodges, and Joi Lansing, and released by United Artists.


CaliNative Aug 12, 2020 1:05 AM

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Originally Posted by LA Kitty Kat (Post 9005094)
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your cat. I lost one of mine in March of this year. Your post brought tears to my eyes again

Thank you so much. Sorry for your loss too.

ethereal_reality Aug 12, 2020 1:39 AM

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Here's an interesting photograph of a popsicle distributor in South Pasadena.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/42fSol.jpg
Lin Cariffe at facebook

"In the 1930's by father worked for the Joe Lowe Corporation in Chicago who owned the patents on Popsicle brand.
Dad (3rd from left in group with Joe Lowe to his left) was in charge of building Popsicle plants throughout the United States.
He came to South Pasadena in 1931 to build this plant at 850-852 El Centro."....LIN CARIFFE


for search purposes: Popsicle Service of California Ltd.
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Lwize Aug 12, 2020 1:48 AM

I've had countless Popsicles during my lifetime (thus far).

I never realized they were a service.

ethereal_reality Aug 12, 2020 1:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Lwize (Post 9007939)
I've had countless Popsicles during my lifetime (thus far).

Is this you in the Popsicle ad?...... I see a resemblance.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/318OkJ.jpg
i.pinimg.com


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CaliNative Aug 12, 2020 3:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LA Kitty Kat (Post 9005094)
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your cat. I lost one of mine in March of this year. Your post brought tears to my eyes again

Quote:

Originally Posted by riichkay (Post 9007771)
Re: e_r's post of downtown decorated for the '32 games, here's a shot of 7th and Hill that I don't think we have seen....from the Adelbert Bartlett papers at UCLA.....


https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds




https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds




https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds

Love Like He Fights & Boy, Can He Fight
That Red-Head Wonder Boy James Cagney
Puts Sock Appeal In "Winner Take All"    

^^^

Hard to believe that this pic is in the heart of the "Great Depression". Most people still appear to have dressed well. The streets are bustling. People are smiling. Of course no pandemic at this time. Maybe the Olympics gave people a bit more spring in their step. I wonder if hats will ever come back into style for both men & women? Now L.A.has the '28 Olympics coming up, so hopefully the pandemic will be in the rear view mirror & the economy booming again long before 2028.

Mackerm Aug 12, 2020 5:53 AM

The 2016 movie The Founder mentioned that Dick and Maurice McDonald ran a snack stand in Arcadia, which I took to be a mistake, since I knew they had one in Monrovia. That is, until I saw this article (Los Angeles Almanac):
This inspired them to enter the food business, so, in 1937, they sold the theater and first opened an orange juice stand named “the Wigwam” on Foothill Boulevard in Arcadia
The Wigwam, and its predecessor the Orange Inn, were discussed in this thread in 2015, on page 1479:


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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7088729)
This is a fun one!!


The Orange Inn, Foothill Blvd., 1924.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...909/WcYMFi.jpg
eBay

This makes me want to go back in time.



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...537/KsFStE.jpg
eBay

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Originally Posted by oldstuff (Post 7088896)
Probably not this actual one, but there is still a big orange stand located on Foothill Blvd in Fontana. It is on the property of Bono's Italian Restaurant and Wikipedia indicates that it was originally 3 miles to the east along Foothill. Bono's originally had its own orange but it was torn down. The owner then bought this one and moved it.

There is some indication that the Orange Inn was located at what is now Foothill and Wigwam. The corner of Foothill and Wigwam is in Arcadia. The property was owned by a man named Hal Slemons who had a lot of land north of Foothill in the 20's and 30's.

The Orange Inn was turned into the place called the Wigwam, which was apparently thatched with palm leaves according to a blog here:
https://tangentialmeanderings.wordpr...rhood-changes/

According to the blogger, the McDonald's located on the north side of Foothill is where the Orange Inn/ Wigwam was located

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7088916)
:previous: That's great information oldstuff.

And look what I found; a photograph of the Wig-Wam (with thatched roof ;) like you said)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...538/K3fz5r.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1924-Origina...item43df516362

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So Arcadia is home to the Once and Future McDonalds!!

Here are some photos of the early McDonald's snack stands in Monrovia:
https://i.postimg.cc/X7TB7qWV/gb-835.jpg
cityofmonrovia.pastperfectonline.com Airdrome c. 1937-1940. One of the McDonald brothers' snack stands at the Monrovia airport. The other was the "Giant Orange". The stands - which sold orange juice, hot dogs, hamburgers and one sold beer - were on opposite sides of Route 66 to attract traffic going both directions. The Airdrome was eventually cut in half and moved to San Bernardino, which the first McDonalds-named stand was created.

https://i.postimg.cc/8zmvKD8N/gb-823.jpg
cityofmonrovia.pastperfectonline.com You can see the giant orange between the wings of the biplane on the left) I don't think it's the same orange which was at the Orange Inn. It does resemble the one in Fontana which oldstuff mentioned.

https://i.postimg.cc/nV9D8q8d/r-gb-396.jpg
cityofmonrovia.pastperfectonline.com Aerial View of Monrovia Airport. McDonald's Airdrome is bottom center. You can tell the McDonald's were smart (as if there was any doubt) by the way they placed the stand at a zigzag on Route 66, so that people driving toward Los Angeles would see it looming in front of them from miles away.

(Finally figured out how to embed photos)

ScottyB Aug 12, 2020 6:02 AM

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Originally Posted by CaliNative (Post 9008048)
^^^

Hard to believe that this pic is in the heart of the "Great Depression". Most people still appear to have dressed well. The streets are bustling. People are smiling. Of course no pandemic at this time. Maybe the Olympics gave people a bit more spring in their step. I wonder if hats will ever come back into style for both men & women? Now L.A.has the '28 Olympics coming up, so hopefully the pandemic will be in the rear view mirror & the economy booming again long before 2028.

Recently finished an interesting book about that very subject. Billy Garland pulled off a fairly audacious feat in bringing the Olympics to Los Angeles during the Great Depression.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...4e2bf226_c.jpg

Lwize Aug 12, 2020 5:46 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9007950)
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Is this you in the Popsicle ad?...... I see a resemblance.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/318OkJ.jpg
i.pinimg.com


;)
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Guilty as charged.

I earned 25¢ for the image!

Martin Pal Aug 12, 2020 6:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Lwize (Post 9007939)
I've had countless Popsicles during my lifetime (thus far).
I never realized they were a service.
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:tup: Yes, when I saw that sign on the building it made me laugh!

Martin Pal Aug 12, 2020 6:11 PM

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Originally Posted by riichkay (Post 9007771)
Re: e_r's post of downtown decorated for the '32 games, here's a shot of 7th and Hill that I don't think we have seen....from the Adelbert Bartlett papers at UCLA.....
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Thanks for posting this photo, riichkay, love it, and also for deciphering the marquee...I had started trying to do it myself until I realized you had already done it!

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Originally Posted by ScottyB (Post 9008104)
Recently finished an interesting book about that very subject. Billy Garland pulled off a fairly audacious feat in bringing the Olympics to Los Angeles during the Great Depression.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...4e2bf226_c.jpg
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Thanks for posting about this book, Scotty B. I see that it was just released last October 29th! I hadn't heard of it. Are there any photographs in the book?

Martin Pal Aug 12, 2020 6:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Lwize (Post 9007939)
I've had countless Popsicles during my lifetime (thus far).
I never realized they were a service.
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:tup: Yes, when I saw that sign on the building it made me laugh!

ETA: I GUESS IT MADE ME LAUGH TWICE.

Blaster Aug 12, 2020 11:32 PM

Have we seen any photos of the Larchmont Theatre in Larchmont Village?

My 92 year old neighbor grew up in the area and recalls that when you entered the Larchmont, you descended into the theater which was below street level. She added that when it rained heavily, the water would rush in from the sidewalk and run under your feet.

Scott Charles Aug 13, 2020 2:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 9008504)
Thanks for posting about this book, Scott Charles.

Not me, but ScottyB..!

:)

Martin Pal Aug 13, 2020 6:59 PM

:previous:

https://im.indiatimes.in/media/conte...1519896542.gif

ScottyB Aug 14, 2020 5:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Scott Charles (Post 9009259)
Not me, but ScottyB..!

:)

No problem, I'm a middle child, I'm used to it. ;)

ETA: and, yes, there are photographs.

ethereal_reality Aug 14, 2020 5:56 AM

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mystery bus station



SELLER'S description:..."Negative, sexy black girl Diana Mitchell at bus station, Los Angeles"....Link


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eBay


Does anyone recognize this bus station?

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ethereal_reality Aug 14, 2020 6:24 AM

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It appears that the miniature train at Venice has had some sort of accident.....
Link

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/3q4YGM.jpg
Currently on eBay

I have no idea who hit whom or how many vehicles are involved. :shrug:


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