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Martin Pal Feb 21, 2016 6:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jumbo0 (Post 7343372)
http://s12.postimg.org/kf0lo24gd/image.jpg http://s12.postimg.org/9pmwvssnh/image.jpg

Intersection of Museum Drive and Dimmick Drive. Woman with shopping bag and mailboxes at corner. February 7, 1928. Copyright Los Angeles City Archives, City Clerk.

Interesting...and just a nice bookend that in both photos there is a lone person on that corner.

GaylordWilshire Feb 21, 2016 6:18 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7343506)
I am still intrigued by the sign behind the palm. Could this be the rooftop sign of the Du Barry Apartments over at 5th & Catalina?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/qZ4Al9.jpgdetail


ER-- the circled sign appears to be that of the Mona Lisa restaurant:


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-f....bmp.jpg?gl=US

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-i....bmp.jpg?gl=US


And a bit about it from my "Wilshire After Its Houses" (wilshireboulevardhouses.com/2014/02/wilshire-after-its-houses-please-see.html):

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-l....bmp.jpg?gl=US

Martin Pal Feb 21, 2016 6:20 PM

Mystery photo?

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4093/4...f789416e_b.jpgEesomest/Flickr

It's not a mystery as to one of the people in this photo, Clark Gable.

Lots of text to go with the photo by the original poster:

My aunt, Virginia, with Clark Gable, perhaps in Van Nuys, California (c. 1944). She was modeling then, and had gotten an invitation from a friend to see the motorcycle hill climbs, which were evidently a regular weekend event. Gable and his friends were motorcycling enthusiasts, and my aunt met a few of them there. As one of the group happened to be a photographer, and happened to have color film loaded in the camera, this image must have been in the, uh, stars.

I think my aunt was eighteen at the time, and says that Gable was the biggest thing in Hollywood. One might imagine the impression this meeting left on her, newly arrived in Los Angeles. She never saw him again in person.

I don't know exactly where the photograph was made. To my aunt's recollection, the group didn't drive far into the San Fernando Valley, which leads me to think it might have been near Ventura Boulevard. The then-undeveloped Santa Monica mountains probably would have made for a good place for the hill climbs.

I don't believe Gable signed the photo, despite the autograph. The signature doesn't match well with other specimens I've seen online. Too, I don't know why the word "Tex" appears in the upper right hand corner, other than that my aunt had decided to go by the nickname for awhile. It may be that the photographer wrote both of these items on the photo to remind him of his subjects.

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Clue? Can we find the location using that sign on the right? It looks like three words. The second and third words are MILITARY ACADEMY, but the first one?
Anyone know any Military Academy's in the valley in 1944?

ethereal_reality Feb 21, 2016 6:26 PM

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...922/19POBG.jpg

:previous: Thanks GW. It was much closer than I realized. (like, just across the street!) lol
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I realize that we've seen an endless supply of rain/flood photos, but I believe this is new to NLA.

This 1934 photographs shows "a river of water coming down west 2nd and Figueroa Streets."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/vwfEWG.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1934-Press-P...8AAOxyOlhS0iRq




additional info;
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/VHeZ8t.jpg


enlarged for your viewing pleasure.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/hcGthG.jpg
detail

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John Maddox Roberts Feb 21, 2016 6:42 PM

Intrigued by the image of Museum and Dimmick, I fired up Google Earth and took a drive up Dimmick. Just a short distance uphill I found what looks like a classic[IMG]s1074.photobucket.com/user/johnmaddoxroberts/media/635%20dmmick%20dr..jpg.html[/IMG] Streamline residence identified as 235 Dimmick.

John Maddox Roberts Feb 21, 2016 6:47 PM

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Originally Posted by John Maddox Roberts (Post 7343554)
Intrigued by the image of Museum and Dimmick, I fired up Google Earth and took a drive up Dimmick. Just a short distance uphill I found what looks like a classic[IMG]s1074.photobucket.com/user/johnmaddoxroberts/media/635%20dmmick%20dr..jpg.html[/IMG] Streamline residence identified as 235 Dimmick.

Sorry, the pic didn't show up and I can't figure out how to delete the post.

HossC Feb 21, 2016 6:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John Maddox Roberts (Post 7343554)

Intrigued by the image of Museum and Dimmick, I fired up Google Earth and took a drive up Dimmick. Just a short distance uphill I found what looks like a classic[IMG]s1074.photobucket.com/user/johnmaddoxroberts/media/635%20dmmick%20dr..jpg.html[/IMG] Streamline residence identified as 235 Dimmick.

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Originally Posted by John Maddox Roberts (Post 7343559)

Sorry, the pic didn't show up and I can't figure out how to delete the post.

Is this the picture you were trying to post, JMR?

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/...mick%20dr..jpg

I also use Photobucket, so feel free to PM me if you want to go through your settings.

BTW. You can't delete posts, but you can edit them as many times as you want.

Noircitydame Feb 21, 2016 7:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7343506)
re:

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/qZ4Al9.jpgdetail

As for the billboard:

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/XCHsE3.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/6glmyS.jpg
http://dbase1.lapl.org/images/menus/...1287-cover.jpg

But I'm still stumped by why the billboard says "Exposition Fish Grotto" as opposed to Bernstein's Fish Grotto.

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There was another restaurant in San Francisco called Exposition Fish Grotto. They didn't have an LA location as far as I know but it may have been advertisint here in 1940 because of the Golden Gate International Exposition going on in its second year, at Treasure Island.


http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...exposition.jpg ebay. Its still there.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...fishgrotto.jpg ebay

Berstein's original location in SF was still there and didn't want to be left out of the Fair fun
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...belle/1940.jpg old ebay

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Bernstein's opened the LA restaurant about 1931 and closed 1942.
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...cobelle/42.jpg LAT ad for auction of Berstein's April 1942

424 W. 6th later became another downtown Mike Lymans. It closed in 1964 when the building was to be demolished.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...lymans-6th.jpg file

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...belle/1964.jpg LAT 1964 auction of 424 W. 6th (demo. pending)

ethereal_reality Feb 21, 2016 7:56 PM

:previous: You solved the "Exposition Fish Grotto" mystery NoirCityDame. Thanks so much!
I've been racking my brain trying to figure it out.

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HossC Feb 21, 2016 8:05 PM

This Julius Shulman photoset contains five images of two different buildings which only seem to be linked by their architect, so I've decided to post half today and (hopefully) half tomorrow. The first two pictures show the Tubesales building. This is "Job 925: Earl Heitschmidt, two buildings (Los Angeles, Calif.),1951".

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

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

Both from Getty Research Institute

I found Tubesales at 5400 Alcoa Avenue, Vernon in the 1956 CD. The windows have lost their louvres, and the front building has been extended to the right (notice the white line in the brickwork near the door), but otherwise it looks much the same.

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

From this angle, the Tubesales name is still visible on the gable of the factory building behind. I don't know how long Tubesales was at this address - the 1987 CD lists them at the appropriately named 2211 [S] Tubeway Avenue. TW Metals (see below) is still there today.

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

The following is abridged from the Company History page at twmetals.com:
1946

Tubesales was started by Forrest G. (Frosty) Harmon and Mason E. Franklin. With a borrowed 10,000 dollars the partners opened their business from rooms over Tony’s Goodfellow’s Grill on Central Avenue in Los Angeles. The new company quickly developed a reputation for competitive pricing and a prompt delivery.

1998

Tubesales acquires TD Materials a distributor of Aerospace Extrusions and Philip Cornes a nickel alloy and stainless distributor based in the U.K. At the end of the year Tubesales and Williams & Company who were both owned by The Superior Group were merged to form TW Metals.

John Maddox Roberts Feb 21, 2016 8:14 PM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7343566)
Is this the picture you were trying to post, JMR?

http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/...mick%20dr..jpg

I also use Photobucket, so feel free to PM me if you want to go through your settings.

BTW. You can't delete posts, but you can edit them as many times as you want.

That's the one. And I believe I'll take you up on your kind offer. I'm a total computer lummox.

Noircitydame Feb 21, 2016 8:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7343618)
:previous: You solved the "Exposition Fish Grotto" mystery NoirCityDame. Thanks so much!
I've been racking my brain trying to figure it out.

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Yay- on to the next mystery then!

The SF World's Fair post reminded me that I have this 1941 photo of my grandmother's - her girlfriends hamming it up somewhere in LA in front of a Model T "jalopy" with handpainted sayings all over it, like Andy Hardy's. "Keep Them Flying" is one of them- someone was paying attention in English class. They've got one of these decals from the Golden Gate Expo. Location unknown- but maybe Exposition Park area. That's where they lived then.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...elle/001_4.jpg my photos

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k.../sfsticker.jpg ebay

HossC Feb 21, 2016 8:42 PM

:previous:

The wall in the background looks like the wall around the Rose Garden at Exposition Park.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...n.jpg~original
USC Digital Library

GaylordWilshire Feb 21, 2016 8:49 PM

:previous:


I knew we'd seen the brick fence before--and it turns out to have been HossC who found it the last time...

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=17184

ethereal_reality Feb 22, 2016 2:03 AM

Native American delegation marching in front of an art deco cafeteria at the Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona. [late 1940s or early 50s]

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/1XeIdY.jpg
eBay





http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/921/jd8c6u.jpg
eBay

I spy the Goodyear blimp.

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ethereal_reality Feb 22, 2016 2:32 AM

"Marie's Ranch between Compton & Gardenia CA. [1890s - 1900s?]

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/5ImK4a.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-c-1900-...QAAOSwrklVOq0x

:previous:I think that might be Marie in the baggy dress with the dog. (or is it a pig?)




written on the reverse.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/6GJ7SQ.jpg

Noircitydame Feb 22, 2016 4:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7343542)
Mystery photo?

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Clue? Can we find the location using that sign on the right? It looks like three words. The second and third words are MILITARY ACADEMY, but the first one?
Anyone know any Military Academy's in the valley in 1944?


Could it be Ridgewood? 20764 Venutra Blvd. It was there by 1943.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...4ridgewood.jpg lat 9-3-1944 ad

a glimpse of Ridgewood from the 1959 yearbook
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...e/1959ebay.jpg ebay

Noircitydame Feb 22, 2016 4:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7343674)
:previous:

The wall in the background looks like the wall around the Rose Garden at Exposition Park.

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7343679)
:previous:


I knew we'd seen the brick fence before--and it turns out to have been HossC who found it the last time...

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=17184

Many thanks for that ID HossC & GW.

CityBoyDoug Feb 22, 2016 7:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Noircitydame (Post 7344028)
Could it be Ridgewood? 20764 Venutra Blvd. It was there by 1943.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...4ridgewood.jpg lat 9-3-1944 ad

a glimpse of Ridgewood from the 1959 yearbook
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...e/1959ebay.jpg ebay

The ad says "No problem children accepted". Oh well, I guess that leaves me out. :D
The Navy was happy to have me anyway.

CBDoug, Front row left. 1969....Mid Atlantic Ocean.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psd8uuv6hu.jpg
USN photo
:previous:

Beaudry Feb 22, 2016 7:30 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7343543)
enlarged for your viewing pleasure.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/hcGthG.jpg
detail

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Hey that's cool! Here's roughly the same shot—

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

—twenty years later, again looking W on 2nd from Fig toward Fremont St., as seen in HossC's post here. In the 1934 image one can just make out the Hotel President blade sign, far right. Notice how the Dallas Apartments decided to make their painted sign smaller to accommodate a billboard.


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