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ethereal_reality Nov 27, 2017 1:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7997319)
2052 S Hobart was built in 1925 by glass company exec Louis Tyre, apparently on a lot not previously built upon.

Speaking of the lot, both the front and back yards have a nice expanse of grass.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/4roXw6.jpg
google_earth



Here's how the Tyre House looks from the back yard.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/uUQcJE.jpg


The Tyre residence is now a guest house. [since 2014] -I didn't know this earlier.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/j9ZLeE.jpg

More photographs at lashillahouse



Thanks for the information GW. I really appreciate it.

ethereal_reality Nov 27, 2017 1:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7997319)
2052 S Hobart was built in 1925 by glass company exec Louis Tyre.

And here is Louis Tyre's glass company at 31st and San Pedro Street. [c.1931]


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/H96uHL.jpg
usc digital archives


There appears to have been an automobile accident at this corner. (also in 1931)


"Blackboard, Department 10, Municipal Court, Southern California, 1931."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/OJBVy4.jpg
Pacific Indemnity for Tyre Bros. Glass Co. dp.la

I didn't find any photographs of the actual accident. So go figure.

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ethereal_reality Nov 27, 2017 2:22 AM

Opening of the Hollywood Canteen / Oct. 3, 1942
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...922/MW8ked.jpg
Quote:

Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 7998063)
:previous: the guy in the apron looks like Jack Larue.

I did some checking MR and you're correct. That is Jack LaRue.


He is also the mystery person in the 1944 Thanksgiving photo. Identified HERE

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...924/m0DJIF.jpg

next to John Maddox Roberts' father ;))
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ethereal_reality Nov 27, 2017 4:24 AM

Modern Art or Dingbat? U Decide
 
I'm pretty sure the artist who designed this dingbat was a fan of Alberto Giacometti.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/160...922/K4ajmz.jpg







found at
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/p2k6j6.jpggsv
LIDO CAPRI, 4216 Mary Ellen Ave, North Hollywood

tovangar2 Nov 27, 2017 7:57 AM

LA Shilla Batchelder
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7998251)

The Tyre residence is now a guest house. [since 2014]
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/j9ZLeE.jpg

More photographs at lashillahouse

LA Shilla House has a (rather awkwardly blocked-off) Batchelder tile fireplace (with a strange collection of objects on the mantle). Batchelders are worth plenty ($2.5K just for a 7 or 8 tile mantle), but most people don't know what they are. An entire surround can be valued at many thousands of dollars. I hate to think how many of them end up in dumpsters every year...or stuccoed over.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/MU...U=w888-h411-no
LA Shilla


detail:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/aQ...A=w696-h534-no

CityBoyDoug Nov 27, 2017 1:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7998251)
Speaking of the lot, both the front and back yards have a nice expanse of grass.
Here's how the Tyre House looks from the back yard.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/uUQcJE.jpg


The Tyre residence is now a guest house. [since 2014] -I didn't know this earlier.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/j9ZLeE.jpg

More photographs at lashillahouse



Thanks for the information GW. I really appreciate it.

This house appears to be a Korean owned Bed & Breakfast Inn....Mr Kim. Seems to be popular with the movie industry people and nearby companies..

GaylordWilshire Nov 27, 2017 3:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7998366)
Giacometti.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/p2k6j6.jpggsv
LIDO CAPRI, 4216 Mary Ellen Ave, North Hollywood


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/S2...k=w278-h464-no
LAT July 31, 1960




I guess Dana was counting on The Crowded Sky, that great aerial soap opera, being a big hit (it was released on September 2, 1960). He had good taste in Dingbats.


Poseidon's Underworld, the drollest blog on the net about film, has a great review here.


Looks like you can see the whole movie--if not for free--on youtube here



https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Q7...A=w701-h557-no

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/1J...w=w850-h647-no

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Gr...U=w887-h647-no


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/IL...Q=w774-h599-no

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/8t...s=w774-h606-no

Last two: ebay

Rustifer Nov 27, 2017 5:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7998626)
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/S2...k=w278-h464-no
LAT July 31, 1960




I guess Dana was counting on The Crowded Sky, that great aerial soap opera, being a big hit (it was released on September 2, 1960). He had good taste in Dingbats.


Poseidon's Underworld, the drollest blog on the net about film, has a great review here.


Looks like you can see the whole movie--if not for free--on youtube here



https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Q7...A=w701-h557-no

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/1J...w=w850-h647-no

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Gr...U=w887-h647-no


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/IL...Q=w774-h599-no

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/8t...s=w774-h606-no

Last two: ebay

Sure looks like Louis Quinn ("Roscoe" from 77 Sunset Strip) at the top of the passenger boarding stairs...

ethereal_reality Nov 27, 2017 9:42 PM

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Yep, that's him Rustifer...playing the character of Sidney Schreiber. :previous:

That's none other than Patsy Kelly at lower left. (not sure who the other two ladies are)




This poster is fun

especially the hyperbolic descriptions next to each character. (my favorite is 'Cheryl'...Rhonda Fleming) lol

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/VfXicv.jpg
movieposters.ha

JeffDiego Nov 27, 2017 10:42 PM

Dingbats
 
For those of you who love & appreciate Dingbats (we'll have to agree to disagree on that issue), the beauty on the right is one you can feast your eyes on:

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/xIBgxe.jpg
https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api...FH9Ngub8lJoZc=

Yes, I'm being snarky. Couldn't resist.

Thanks to Tourmaline for the photo.

I do love the name of Ethereal's/ Dana Andrews' "Lido Capri" - and the "sculpture" on the wall ain't all that bad IMO.

Finally, Gaylord, you have your point about the un-practicality of preserving historical buildings if you don't have someone with the big bucks to buy & preserve them. Just what developers would say. Put up the money, kiddo, or knock 'em all down & fill in with parking structures, dingbats & mini malls. Let the cash roll in. Just exactly what's happened all over L.A. Hey, progress! Onward and upward. I'm not a zillionaire preservationist so I sadly can't argue with your premise.

As a point of interest, the wonderful old two-story Mission revival house w/tower & huge palms that I mentioned, overlooking Ocean Park, was demolished in the early 70's, when the area was shabby and undiscovered. Main Street was a dreary stretch of bars, auto parts stores and thrift shops. For whatever it's worth, when the area later became hot and desirable - and old houses were newly appreciated - I like to think the place would've been saved and refurbished. Bad timing.

odinthor Nov 27, 2017 11:04 PM

Once upon a time while I was creating my Visit to Old Los Angeles blather, I--somewhat active as a poet :koko: --was inspired to write a poem.

https://s26.postimg.org/dyimt4fy1/Gibson.jpg
source:Wikipedia

No, not that kind of a poem

https://s26.postimg.org/iloouw3ax/Byron.jpg
source: Wikipedia

There, that's better.

Someone actually dredged it up and complimented it today--OMG--and I thought, "Heck, why not share it at NLA?--it's appropriate in its way." So, for better or worse, for your maybe pleasure and kind of delectation, here it is:

— Salute —

So proud, those soaring towers stretch
To point the sun to us.
Their peaks, their stretching lines
Proud boasts, bold gambles won.
You too can hear his angels sing
Who built these monuments of joy
So long ago, his gift to us.
Yes, they still sing
To those without deaf spirits,
They sing,
Their grimy faces raised in niche, at coign;
Festoons adorning, though darker now,
Pilasters rich with fluted rills
The streaming rainstorm streams there,
Thrills to spatter off a satyr's nose,
Or, intimate with Venus' clothes,
Whose face shows tears of seasons past,
Pools within her draping folds,
And runs off straining titans' arms,
Whose muscled stone still holds aloft
Their mighty builders' dreams.

But we fail them.
How many masts
How many poles
How many staffs
Stretched out, stretched up—
The bugle-calls of builders' dreams—
Jut naked now
Our unresponding flesh
More cold than builders' brick
More flint than builders' stone?
These naked flagpoles say to me
There once was joy in dreams.
Are we too impotent, too weak
To honor masts that call to us?
You cannot proudly flaunt your dream to me,
You,
Who cannot fly those given you.
You,
No flags, but only wind!
Inhabit first the house once built
And raise its banner to the sky,
And in the living of that dream,
The catching "now" of your dead "seem."

:runaway:

JeffDiego Nov 27, 2017 11:07 PM

Crowded Sky
 
Can't let Gaylord's excellent photo from "The Crowded Sky" go without mentioning the wonderful Jean Willes , one of our B-movie & TV faves - there on the airplane stairs above Keenan Wynn. Jean was at her best as Kevin McCarthy's sprightly receptionist-nurse/turned sinister pod-person in "Invasion of the Body Snatchers."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/UIbh16.jpg
Jean Willes
http://fanpix.famousfix.com/gallery/...lles/p10518032


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/a69Fge.jpg
Gaylord Wilshire's photo from "The Crowded Sky."

Lwize Nov 27, 2017 11:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7997443)

Not to tempt fate, but it wouldn't take much of an earthquake in the LA basin to redtag most of the Dingbats with unreinforced soft first floors (carports under second floor apartments).

GaylordWilshire Nov 27, 2017 11:42 PM

Vermonica est mort?


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Bw...c=w960-h640-no


https://esotouric.com/2017/11/24/vermonica/

odinthor Nov 28, 2017 12:15 AM

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CityBoyDoug Nov 28, 2017 2:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 7999387)
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How it all started........
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1258/...6425621b_o.jpg
http://farm2.static.flickr.com

The Jimmy Barnes Story. 1961-Sadly it was not voted an Oscar but certainly deserves one. Filmed on location in Inglewood, LA County.

As the saga proceeds from one recreational outing to another, Jimmy had to eventually pay for all those favors and treats.
Later on, he was supposedly detained at police Hq., let loose and remanded to his parents.
Its an instructive tale for high school age boys.
Is it noir? You decide when you watch this short video. [BTW there's a Part Two of this mischievous film. Things go bad with hints of tragedy.]

https://youtu.be/bW5cHBn-6bo

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4585/...e61451_o_d.jpg
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4585/...e61451_o_d.jpg

That's Ralph on the left with the pornstache ...Jimmy's erstwhile admirer.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4004/...ccd0fec8_o.jpg
[url]http://farm5.static.flickr.com

Jimmy is placed into the custody his scandalized parents. All's well that ends well.....sort of.

Tourmaline Nov 28, 2017 2:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7999351)



The :previous: subject rekindled a street lighting observation for Cahuenga Boulevard West, which parallels the 101 Freeway though the Cahuenga Pass. From afar, the street lighting pictured in the circa late-'30s image is suggestive of the so-called "Wilshire Specials." Admittedly, based upon limited research and limited understanding of geometric shapes, the lamps may have been rounded (hexagonal or octogonal) rather than squared or rectangular. See second image which source dates from '40s. :shrug: Whatever their shape or shapes, are there any still standing along Cahuenga or have they all gone the way of Monkey Island?



Cahuenga Pass. Per source - from the '30s.
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The distant street lamps appear to be different than :previous:. Rounded rather than square. :shrug:
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Cahuenga 1933
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Another "familiar" view of Cahuenga street lighting, circa '38
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1937, Cahuenga
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If I am not mistaken, Highland Avenue morphs into Cahuenga Blvd, south of the first image. For comparison, nearby French Village images on Highland, circa '38, do not evidence the same street lighting. Presumably the Cahuenga street lights were removed and changed with the Freeway development. another :shrug:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Godzilla (Post 6791412)
More of the French Village at approximately 2400 N. Highland.

Before the Hollywood Freeway another fascinating interchange.

~1938 , Southern portion of Cahuenga Pass in foreground and crossing to the left. Highland Ave to the right. Hollywood Bowl is around the bend to the right.
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:previous: Were the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and Plaza Hotel (1637 N Vine) or Park Plaza Hotel affiliated sister hotels?



Can't resist including this enlarged image that includes a mirage-like Fairytale French Village in the distance. Note the lonely old style lighting surrounded by the new.

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Tourmaline Nov 28, 2017 3:56 AM

:previous:

More Cahuenga early style street lighting. We've seen this one before, but it may have disappeared when the bucket developed a leak.

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BifRayRock Nov 28, 2017 4:59 AM




Speaking of Wilshire Specials . . .


Wilshire Professional Bldg.
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Melodylane at Wlishire und Western
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BifRayRock Nov 28, 2017 5:00 AM




WigWag caught trainspotting? In San Diego?


Yes, it's true. The images are of San Diego. Please skip over this post, if you are averse to images of LA's neighbor to the south.


Horton Plaza
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