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AlvaroLegido Nov 22, 2017 5:28 PM

Frisco
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7994029)
Well, you're highlighting our "official" year with that "Dark Passage" screen grab: 1947.

Unfortunately this this top noirish movie can't work for NLA : the action takes place in San Francisco.

tovangar2 Nov 22, 2017 6:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7994169)
I'm writing a novel ....it about all the crew at NLA
No one is left out. Tentative title is, "Answered Prayers...Part Deux".....cool eh?


Seriously uncool. You'd be about as popular as Capote was after Part Un.

CityBoyDoug Nov 22, 2017 10:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7994792)
Seriously uncool. You'd be about as popular as Capote was after Part Un.

OK....I cut out the chapters about you. Now the book is just a few pages...its more like a booklet.:cool:

I guess my dreams about a book appearance on Oprah will have to wait a while.

odinthor Nov 22, 2017 11:36 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7994018)
:previous: the Sweet Pea looks like an Iris. We had them growing in our yard when I was a kid.
I remember because they were taller than me

I'm still not very tall.

Gosh, "not very tall" is the cat's meow, as far as I'm concerned! :tup:

But, to business: Your (Iris) wish is my command:

https://s26.postimg.org/8d82dpynt/Iris_Super.jpg
credit: target.com

That I didn't think of this "black" flower earlier is funny . . . because I have Iris 'Superstition' in my garden . . .

CityBoyDoug Nov 23, 2017 12:54 AM

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Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 7995071)
Gosh, "not very tall" is the cat's meow, as far as I'm concerned! :tup:

But, to business: Your (Iris) wish is my command:

https://s26.postimg.org/8d82dpynt/Iris_Super.jpg
credit: target.com

That I didn't think of this "black" flower earlier is funny . . . because I have Iris 'Superstition' in my garden . . .

All of these ''black'' flowers creep me out. They remind me of the ......

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/c7/aa/c6/c...e-munsters.jpg
https://i.pinimg.com/736x/c7/aa/c6/c...e-munsters.jpg

ethereal_reality Nov 23, 2017 1:17 AM

In 1954 a fire swept through a section of the Biltmore Hotel, near the Cowie Art Gallery where 1,500 paintings worth more than $1,000,000 were on display.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/fYi55U.jpg
December 25, 1954 lapl

That's a lot of paintings! I would have guessed maybe a hundred.

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CityBoyDoug Nov 23, 2017 2:31 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7995144)
In 1954 a fire swept through a section of the Biltmore Hotel, near the Cowie Art Gallery where 1,500 paintings worth more than $1,000,000 were on display.
That's a lot of paintings! I would have guessed maybe a hundred.
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What a mess ER and here's one painting that was sadly destroyed in that fire. Lost forever. Kinda looks like a Rembrandt?
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/b4/4f...d76015b40a.jpg
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/b4/4f...d76015b40a.jpg

John Maddox Roberts Nov 23, 2017 4:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7995199)
What a mess ER and here's one painting that was sadly destroyed in that fire. Lost forever. Kinda looks like a Rembrandt?
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/b4/4f...d76015b40a.jpg
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/b4/4f...d76015b40a.jpg

Rembrandt's tragically lost, " Blackadder being a dork."

CityBoyDoug Nov 23, 2017 4:32 AM

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Originally Posted by John Maddox Roberts (Post 7995269)
Rembrandt's tragically lost, " Blackadder being a dork."

Thanks....now we know the name. Rembrandt was such a talented artist. There's a fun movie about him played by Charles Laughton...1936

http://deeperintomovies.net/journal/...rembrandt1.jpg
http://deeperintomovies.net/journal/...rembrandt1.jpg

ethereal_reality Nov 23, 2017 6:09 AM

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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7992977)

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Originally Posted by AlvaroLegido (Post 7993578)
Humphrey Bogart (Vincent Parry)
Tom D'Andrea (Sam) (recognizes Parry on the run and offers to help him)



CBD, your photo reminded me of a movie I recently watched with my Mom, 'The Falcon in Hollywood' from 1944.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...923/EFJ0EH.jpg
movie dude

The Falcon (Tom Conway) teams up with a wise-cracking taxi driver (:previous: played by Veda Ann Borg)

It's a fun little movie that was filmed all over the RKO lot, including the prop and miniatures departments
along and walkways and sound stages.

There's a pivotal scene at the Los Angeles Coliseum, and earlier in the film there's a scene at Hollywood Park Racetrack.

During a car chase Veda's taxi speeds around the corner of Hollywood & Vine past the Melody Lane Cafe.

A must-see for light-hearted noir fans. Veda is a delight.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...922/tTxa3z.jpg
getty images
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ethereal_reality Nov 23, 2017 6:23 AM

'mystery' cornerstone ceremony.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/QhnISL.jpg
ebay




65 N. Raymond is the address of the 'Photo News Service'.

Pasadena

CityBoyDoug Nov 23, 2017 6:23 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7995333)
CBD, your photo reminded me of a movie I recently watched with my Mom, 'The Falcon in Hollywood' from 1944.


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w0w thanks Ethereal......that's sounds great.....its on my ''to see list'', right now.

Flyingwedge Nov 23, 2017 6:39 AM

Maier residence @ 2068 S Hobart Boulevard
 
This home was built for Joseph Frederich ("Fred") Maier, Jr., son of the co-founder of the Maier and Zobelein Brewery.
When the residence was built it was numbered 1968 Hobart, and it was likely redesignated 2068 at the same time as
the home behind it, the Cuzner residence, which went from 1991 Harvard to 2091 Harvard between the 1907 and 1908
city directories.

May 15, 1904, Los Angeles Times:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...f.jpg~original
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...k.jpg~original

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...f.jpg~original

ProQuest via LAPL


Among John P. Krempel's other homes was the The Bivouac at 2401 Wilshire for Harrison Gray Otis. In the background,
to the right of 1968 Hobart's side porch and pergola is the Cuzner home on Harvard:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...u.jpg~original

The Inland Architect and News Record, Vol 45 No 5 June 1905 @ Hathitrust


The pages for the above-referenced magazine seem to have been printed or scanned out of order, but based on
the description of the photos in the magazine, I believe this is an interior view of 1968/2068 S. Hobart. The piece
of furniture in the lower right corner doesn't look very practical. Can anyone provide some information on it?:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...9.jpg~original

The Inland Architect and News Record, Vol 45 No 5 June 1905 @ Hathitrust


1905 LA City Directory:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...x.jpg~original

fold3.com


Brewery co-founder Joseph Maier died on July 12, 1905. Sadly, his son and namesake did not outlive him by much.

This is from the April 12, 1909, Los Angeles Times. "Wife Is Reconciled at His Last Moments" is important because
the 1908 and 1909 City Directories show Joseph living at his mother's home at 1605 S. Figueroa. In 1909 Maier's
wife, Teresa, is listed at 2068 Hobart:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...z.jpg~original
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...4.jpg~original
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...k.jpg~original

ProQuest via LAPL

Did you read the last sentence in that article? What an unfortunate turn of phrase! I think
"All the players will attend the funeral" would have been much more appropriate.

Anyway, the poor guy seems to barely have been cold before the intrafamily fracas began:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...9.jpg~original

June 4, 1909, Los Angeles Times @ ProQuest via LAPL


Maier's widow, Teresa, wasn't going down without a fight (Lot 8, Block 8, West Adams Heights Tract is 2068 Hobart):

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...k.jpg~original

July 31, 1909, Los Angeles Times @ ProQuest via LAPL


Eventually, the lawyers seem to have worked out a settlement (the house was in West Adams Heights,
not on West Adams Street):

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...4.jpg~original

December 10, 1909, Los Angeles Times @ ProQuest via LAPL


Teresa Maier apparently stayed on at 2068 Hobart into 1910, though by 1911 she's living at the
new Hotel Darby at 234 W Adams:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...c.jpg~original

1910 LA City Directory @ fold3.com


Whatever drama the Maiers brought to 2068 Hobart, by 1912 a different kind of hanky-panky was going on there:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...b.jpg~original

1912 LACD @ fold3.com


By 1915, 2068 Hobart was home to Carl Knappe, former two-year manager of the Van Nuys Hotel (according to the
January 24, 1915, LA Times). On July 6, 1915, Knappe got a permit to construct a garage for 2068.

In 1926, owner John R. Neelands lengthened the side porch (along 21st Street) and enclosed it in glass, and the
next year he built an 18' x 16' two-story addition in the NE corner. In 1937 he got a building permit to enlarge and
convert the pantry into a breakfast room and put new windows and cabinets in the kitchen. John R. Neelands ran
a department store.

Dr. Thomas R. Peyton was a physician:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...n.jpg~original

March 28, 1963, Los Angeles Times @ ProQuest via LAPL


I'm not sure how this ended:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...c.jpg~original

October 3, 1963, Los Angeles Times @ ProQuest via LAPL


This is what 2068 Hobart looked like in May 2016, the most recent GSV:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...z.jpg~original

GSV


Here's the rear of the house. The 1915 garage was torn down in 1986 and replaced with the non-matching structure
at right. The 1927 two-story addition looks to be to the left of the tree that's to the left of the garage:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...e.jpg~original

May 2016 GSV


Behind 2068 Hobart, 2091 Harvard was looking a little better in May 2016 than in previous views.

Lorendoc Nov 23, 2017 8:11 AM

River Station
 
Here is an evocative photograph of the the SP's River Station from the early 20th century I would guess. It was located at 1500 N. Spring Street, at the northeast corner of Spring and Sotello:

https://i.imgur.com/YvuJhN4.jpg
calisphere.org

Here is a Sanborn map which shows the Station and the footbridge crossing Spring further north up the street, which is seen in the old photo.
https://i.imgur.com/XVLEAwb.jpg
lapl.org

And lastly, a "now" view showing no footbridge (and no station, for that matter):
https://i.imgur.com/rbXgV8S.jpg
GSV

CityBoyDoug Nov 23, 2017 8:46 AM

Women clean turkeys at an Arcadia processing plant shortly before Thanksgiving 1952.

Also, an LA police officer writes a turkey a ticket in this undated photo.

https://www.kcet.org/sites/kl/files/...9750-002~6.jpghttps://www.kcet.org/sites/kl/files/...s/00011657.jpg
https://www.kcet.org/sites/kl/files/...9750-002~6.jpg

Martin Pal Nov 23, 2017 7:38 PM

Happy Thanksgiving from Los Angeles, where a temperature record for the date is supposed to be set today. Heard on local news:

Temperature expected to reach 94° today. (Some say 92°.)
Hottest Thanksgiving on record in L.A.: 90° in 1903.
Record for Nov. 23rd: 91° in 1931.

According to AccuWeather.

I just love Thanksgivings when it's hotter than the 4th of July. :hell:

http://hollywoodphotographs.com/photos/lrg/HC-129.jpgHollywood Photographs

Spencer Tracy & Bette Davis serving Thanksgiving turkey at the Hollywood Canteen, 1944.

The Hollywood Canteen closed on Thanksgiving Day, 1945.

AlvaroLegido Nov 23, 2017 8:06 PM

Without the clarinet
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7995820)
http://hollywoodphotographs.com/photos/lrg/HC-129.jpgHollywood Photographs
Spencer Tracy & Bette Davis serving Thanksgiving turkey at the Hollywood Canteen, 1944.

The Hollywood Canteen closed on Thanksgiving Day, 1945.

The third man on the left looks like Benny Goodman. Maybe it's him.

Flyingwedge Nov 23, 2017 8:34 PM

More River Station
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lorendoc (Post 7995369)
Here is an evocative photograph of the the SP's River Station from the early 20th century I would guess. It was located at 1500 N. Spring Street, at the northeast corner of Spring and Sotello:

https://i.imgur.com/YvuJhN4.jpg
calisphere.org


Here's another, perhaps slightly older photo of SP's River Station:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...l.jpg~original

Report on Railroad Grade Crossing Elimination and Passenger and Freight Terminals in Los Angeles
Railroad Commission of the State of California (1920) @ Hathitrust


To read more about early Los Angeles passenger railroad stations, click here.


Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! :)

John Maddox Roberts Nov 23, 2017 11:40 PM

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Originally Posted by AlvaroLegido (Post 7995846)
The third man on the left looks like Benny Goodman. Maybe it's him.

The sixth man from the left, the dark-haired one looking at the camera, looks very much like my father. But I never heard that Dad was ever at the Hollywood Canteen and I'm pretty sure that by November '44 he was already in Asia.

odinthor Nov 24, 2017 12:59 AM

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Originally Posted by John Maddox Roberts (Post 7995994)
The sixth man from the left, the dark-haired one looking at the camera, looks very much like my father. But I never heard that Dad was ever at the Hollywood Canteen and I'm pretty sure that by November '44 he was already in Asia.

Good-looking guy, your father!

And the guy just beyond him looks like a young Dick Powell...


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