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HossC Nov 20, 2015 2:35 AM

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Here's e_r's picture with the center margin removed.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original

And here's a current aerial view looking east. The main studio still stands.

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

ethereal_reality Nov 20, 2015 2:58 AM

:previous: -for comparison.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...907/JvOAQU.jpg
http://looking-for-mabel.webs.com/

1927. -most of the buildings are being pulled down in advance of the studio's move to Studio City.

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tovangar2 Nov 20, 2015 6:35 AM

Mack Sennet Studios
 
Thx e_r and HossC.

Another Mack Sennett triangle-shaped studio, also on Effie Street?

LOL.

ethereal_reality Nov 20, 2015 3:53 PM

I happened across the following three photographs of men in uniform flirting with some pretty girls (by letting them where their hats :))


Here's one of the girls standing outside a cocktail lounge while the two military guys look on.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...633/6sXX9b.jpg

The seller says the photograph were taken in Balboa CA. (20 miles south of Long Beach)


Here's another pose by the same gal. (I wonder if she was an employee or a patron?)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...911/xV3XnP.jpg

It looks like there might be a semi-circular transom above the doorway.



Girl #2 is standing in front of a different storefront. (I believe it says something "ladies" on the window)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...908/2NyFBd.jpg

I thought it would be fun to try and locate where exactly the three 1940s snapshot were taken.
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I didn't realize Balboa had a Fun-Zone akin to the Pike in L.B.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...633/D3aYpC.jpg
old file / probably from eBay


Does anyone remember a film noir starring Joan Bennett that takes place on Balboa Island? (the film opens with her driving to downtown Los Angeles)
I have some screen-grabs somewhere in my files. I'll have to see if I can locate them again.


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HossC Nov 20, 2015 4:17 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7242812)

Girl #2 is standing in front of a different storefront. (I believe it says something "ladies" on the window)

I think it says "Tables for Ladies".

Here are a couple of wider shots of the Balboa Pavillion. Although these were undated, I found one of them dated as 1940 by another seller.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original

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

Both from eBay

Balboa Pavilion is still standing at the end of Main Street, Newport Beach.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...aPavilion3.jpg
GSV

This shop on the corner of E Balboa Boulevard seems to match the one seen in e_r's first two pictures.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4.jpg~original
GSV

Most of the tiles survive.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...5.jpg~original
GSV

ethereal_reality Nov 20, 2015 6:59 PM

:previous: Good work Hoss.

So this is the doorway the gal in the hat was posing in front of in my first two photographs (below).

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...910/LUwsTN.jpg
eBay / detail

Can anyone make out the name? Cosby's?

I'm really glad it's still standing. It's a beautiful little building.
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ethereal_reality Nov 20, 2015 7:10 PM

I just found this.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...910/4p0ejK.jpg
http://www.balboapavilion.com/Photospavilion.html

ethereal_reality Nov 20, 2015 7:16 PM

This view doesn't show the corner building on the right, but I like that massive black car in front of the pharmacy (it's blocking almost half the pedestrian cross-walk)


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...908/H6c805.jpg
http://www.balboapavilion.com/Photospavilion.html

I imagine they just ran in for a second to pick up some aspirin. ;)

HossC Nov 20, 2015 8:09 PM

OK, here's part 2 of my Palisades High School post. This is "Job 3339: Adrian Wilson and Associates, Palisades High School (Los Angeles, Calif.), 1962." Dating from a year after yesterday's post, it shows the completed school. I've only picked a selection of photos - the full set contains five more. We start with this panoramic shot which I've had to lighten. Next to the lamppost on the right is a sign for the Mayfair Market sticking up into the sky - I'll return to it at the bottom of the post.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...5.jpg~original

A closer look at the buildings, track and football field.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...6.jpg~original

It's difficult to tell from the photos here, but I think this is the northern end of a tunnel leading under the road to the sports field.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...7.jpg~original

The simple, shallow zig-zag roofs continue across all the buildings.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...8.jpg~original

Even in 1962, the campus already contained quite a bit of vegetation.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...9.jpg~original

Just like Providence High School, this site has wide, open, gentle stairs.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...0.jpg~original

This is the only interior shot in the set. I'd have liked to have seen some classrooms.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original

All from Getty Research Institute

The school still stands at 15777 Bowdoin Street, Pacific Palisades. Compare this shot to the third image above. If you ignore the modern vehicles and students' dress, very little has changed

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

Finally, I found this 1955 image of the Mayfair Market that I mentioned above. Located on Sunset Boulevard, it's now a branch of Gelson's.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...3.jpg~original
Santa Monica Public Library

ethereal_reality Nov 20, 2015 8:15 PM

I just came across the following postcards in an old file of mine. (I collected them from eBay a few years ago)

"All Nations Expansion" Assembly, August 13-17, 1947.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/907/YpfZB4.jpg
ebay


Aerial View of Trailer Camp
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/911/lbm3US.jpg
ebay

:previous: I believe this is the same location as the 1929 auto show fire.



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/911/sXwwlX.jpg
ebay







http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/633/iOCmk1.jpg
eBay

:previous: Top right, the Immersion Pool. -so where was this located? -was it a municipal pool?

Are those four kids in Lost & Found? ;)


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I just did some googlin' and found a couple additional photographs.


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...910/i7DlwN.jpg
http://www.paragonis.com/Emails/?p=806

Chatting outside the Jehovah Witness tent city, Los Angeles August 14, 1947.




http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...903/wcSI8f.jpg
http://www.paragonis.com/Emails/?p=806



I remember when I was growing up "watchtower" people would periodically come knock on our door. (this was in a tiny town in Illinois)
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Retired_in_Texas Nov 20, 2015 8:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7243170)
OK, here's part 2 of my Palisades High School post. This is "Job 3339: Adrian Wilson and Associates, Palisades High School (Los Angeles, Calif.), 1962." Dating from a year after yesterday's post, it shows the completed school. I've only picked a selection of photos - the full set contains five more. We start with this panoramic shot which I've had to lighten. Next to the lamppost on the right is a sign for the Mayfair Market sticking up into the sky - I'll return to it at the bottom of the post.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...5.jpg~original

A closer look at the buildings, track and football field.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...6.jpg~original

It's difficult to tell from the photos here, but I think this is the northern end of a tunnel leading under the road to the sports field.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...7.jpg~original

The simple, shallow zig-zag roofs continue across all the buildings.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...8.jpg~original

Even in 1962, the campus already contained quite a bit of vegetation.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...9.jpg~original

Just like Providence High School, this site has wide, open, gentle stairs.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...0.jpg~original

This is the only interior shot in the set. I'd have liked to have seen some classrooms.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original

All from Getty Research Institute

The school still stands at 15777 Bowdoin Street, Pacific Palisades. Compare this shot to the third image above. If you ignore the modern vehicles and students' dress, very little has changed

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

Every time I see photos of this high school it looks more and more like a Holiday Inn design adapted to be a high school. Replace the gym with an indoor pool and low and behold we have a Holidome version of a Holiday Inn. Cheap and dirty means of designing a school?;)

tovangar2 Nov 20, 2015 9:02 PM

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I've got to admit Retired_in Texas that the grand and monumental construction photos HossC posted of Pali High were surprising, in that the finished school has always looked so pedestrian and uninspired.

GaylordWilshire Nov 20, 2015 11:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7242812)
Does anyone remember a film noir starring Joan Bennett that takes place on Balboa Island? (the film opens with her driving to downtown Los Angeles)
I have some screen-grabs somewhere in my files. I'll have to see if I can locate them again.
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That would be The Reckless Moment, released in 1949. Seems to me we have discussed it here before--but--couldn't find anything.


http://annyas.com/screenshots/update...itle-small.jpg

http://www.lassothemovies.com/wp-con...ent-1949-4.png

ethereal_reality Nov 20, 2015 11:28 PM

:previous: Yes! that's it GW. Thanks for your help.

If I remember correctly, the film opens with Ms. Bennett driving this big white(?) car to downtown los Angeles.
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unihikid Nov 20, 2015 11:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7243219)
:previous:

I've got to admit Retired_in Texas that the grand and monumental construction photos HossC posted of Pali High were surprising, in that the finished school has always looked so pedestrian and uninspired.

Pali was our rivals..but i gotta stick up for the school this one and only time...it could of been worse,it could of looked like the NEW L.A. High or the NEW Fairfax..just saying.

ethereal_reality Nov 21, 2015 12:44 AM

I don't believe we've seen this postcard on NLA.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...910/bssd6z.jpg
eBay


A while back I posted a photograph of one of the class rooms (2nd Grade, 1909)
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=30851

but I couldn't locate any other images of the exterior of Grant School on NLA.

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CityBoyDoug Nov 21, 2015 12:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7243320)
That would be The Reckless Moment, released in 1949. Seems to me we have discussed it here before--but--couldn't find anything.


http://annyas.com/screenshots/update...itle-small.jpg

http://www.lassothemovies.com/wp-con...ent-1949-4.png

While fighting with girlfriend Bea Harper (Geraldine Brooks), Ted Darby (Shepperd Strudwick) takes a spill that leads to his death. Desperate to keep her daughter out of jail, Bea's mother, Lucia (Joan Bennett), disposes of the body. Meanwhile, Lucia's suspicions that Ted had sleazy friends are confirmed when gangster Martin Donnelly (James Mason) materializes with the intention of extorting cash from the Darbys. Yet when Martin and Lucia grow increasingly close, the scheme starts to splinter.
Initial release: 1949

My kind of movie.....perfect.

ethereal_reality Nov 21, 2015 1:23 AM

:previous: Thanks for the recap CityBoyDoug.




Where do you think this was taken, Chasen's ....Perino's?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...903/3wyCMo.jpg
old file / eBay

Nope, it was taken on a train; Union Pacific's City of Los Angeles, in the Domeliner "Gold Room". (hence all that "gold" on the table)



Just for fun:

Here's a cut-a-way of Union Pacific's Domeliner. (I have loved cut-a-ways ever since i was a kid) - the Gold Room is located in the center of the rail-car, labeled "private dining".

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...911/Kv0DuE.jpg
http://dtxmcclain.tumblr.com/post/56...omeliners-1956


We have discussed the Domeliner numerous times on NLA.
I always remember one comment about how difficult it was to control the temperature inside the Domeliner car.
"it was always swelteringly hot inside."

Yet the foursome in the photograph look pretty comfortable to me ;).

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...905/m40Tko.png

-perhaps the Gold Room was cooler than the upper level.

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Noircitydame Nov 21, 2015 2:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7242843)
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I think it says "Tables for Ladies".

Here are a couple of wider shots of the Balboa Pavillion. Although these were undated, I found one of them dated as 1940 by another seller.


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

My grandmother and her friends had a girls' weekend at Balboa May 3-4, 1947 and stayed at the Balboa Inn, on the left in the above shot Hoss C posted.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...elle/001_2.jpg

heading out from somewher in LA
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...obelle/006.jpg


at the beach
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...elle/002_2.jpg


They met some cute soldiers who were riding around in a jeep and spent the rest of the day with them.
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...elle/005_1.jpg

the boys took them out for steak dinners in the evening
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...elle/004_1.jpg http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...elle/003_3.jpg

the

no trying on of hats, though, that I could see.

pictures: my own

ethereal_reality Nov 21, 2015 2:24 AM

:previous: Fanastic photographs NoirCityDame! Your Grandmother and her friends look like such a fun group.

Thanks so much for sharing them with us.

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