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Mstimc Apr 12, 2020 4:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Earl Boebert (Post 8890712)
Thanks for the correction.

Cheers,

Earl

De nada! Truth in advertising, I was in the Guard in the mid-2000's. An interesting mix of prior service and civilian members.

jg6544 Apr 12, 2020 8:51 PM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8891330)
The description gives the location as "within the city limits of Santa Monica, facing San Vicente boulevard, between Twenty-third and Twenty-sixth streets". Even in 1927, there weren't many houses in that location (I'm guessing were looking at the area north of San Vicente).

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...twoodPark1.jpg
mil.library.ucsb.edu

All the houses there today appear to be large, mainly 2-story buildings, and I couldn't see a match for the house above.

The area to the east on the aerial also caught my eye. It's this location that's labeled "Brentwood Park" on a 1925 map I found. Maybe the mystery house is/was in there somewhere.

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...twoodPark2.jpg
mil.library.ucsb.edu

I had to see if all the little islands in the roads were still there. It looks like only the ones on Hanover Street and S Bristol Avenue survived.

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...twoodPark3.jpg
Google Maps

Looks to me like those Craftsman-style houses were on La Mesa just over the Santa Monica city line from Brentwood Park. It's one of the loveliest neighborhoods in Los Angeles. As far as I know, they're all gone, replaced by Tudor (brick and stone) and Mediterranean style houses (stucco, painted white, tan, or brick color with red tile roofs).

Martin Pal Apr 12, 2020 9:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Scott Charles (Post 8891283)
No information turned up about Davies/Hearst, though, eh? Well, I suppose if it was a secret love nest, any information about the place might be kind of slim - the way Hearst controlled the press (and went after people like Welles), I can't imagine that's the kind of thing many writers were willing to publish.

Who knows, maybe I'm privy to a secret from Hollywood's past!
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Maybe Bill Randolph didn't build this for Marion Davies, and himself, but maybe they did use one of the guest houses mentioned in the video notes HossC supplied.

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8890663)
The house is 2025 N Highland Avenue, and the former art school (the Hollywood Art Center School) is 2027 N Highland Avenue. I found a recent video of a walk around the extensive grounds here. From the description:

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The 1920's Spanish Villa and guest houses were built by the wife of Barker Brothers Furniture, Bertha J. Barker.
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As the Church Lady might say:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D3RLVPKWkAIu8b1.jpg

ethereal_reality Apr 13, 2020 4:38 AM

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Mystery location. (somewhere in Hollywood)



Does anyone know if the Chandlers (of the Los Angeles Times Chandlers) ever owned a home in Hollywood?

Here's an interesting original photograph dated 1906.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/mZE22L.jpg
eBay



A closer look at the lower left corner.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...921/PEkSRb.jpg
detail




And a closer look at the bungalow. (and people)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/qijg8h.jpg
eBay

The seller mentions a 'Mae Chandler'.


P.S. The author - Raymond Chandler's family didn't move to Los Angeles until 1913 so it isn't them.
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ethereal_reality Apr 13, 2020 2:40 PM

Good Morning!

Here's yet another mystery location.

................................................................................Rescue Home,....Los Angeles,....California

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/gLbrOn.jpg
harvard_collection

At least this one has a street number. . .330. :)

I believe this home might have connections to the Salvation Army.

A vine is covering a portion of the last number.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...921/e61hlt.png


I found a rescue home address but the street number is different.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/OWrTWh.jpg
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/BgcB5U.jpg

:previous: The last on the list. . .on 2_70 N. Griffith Ave.

- actually none of the addresses match.

Sorry about the blurriness.


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HossC Apr 13, 2020 3:09 PM

:previous:

The CDs from 1900 to 1902 list Miss Nellie E Truelove as matron of the Salvation Army Rescue Home at 330 N Griffin Avenue. By 1904, the Salvation Army Rescue Home was being listed at 2670 N Griffin Avenue.

ethereal_reality Apr 13, 2020 3:44 PM

:previous:

Thanks Hoss.

Ms. Truelove is mention in HERE.

& information about the Salvation Army's Booth Home for Unwed Mothers can be seen HERE.

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BarSnake Apr 13, 2020 5:55 PM

Model Shop
 
I was watching 'Echos of Laurel Canyon' about the music scene in LA in the late 60's.
There were several slips from a movie called 'Model Shop' that had some great shots of the city.

John Maddox Roberts Apr 13, 2020 7:22 PM

Frederick Russell Burnham
 
I've just learned that the prominent Victorian/Edwardian adventurer Frederick Russell Burnham (1861-1947) lived in Pasadena and was visited there in 1905 by his literary idol, H. Rider Haggard. Does anyone know where in Pasadena he lived?

odinthor Apr 13, 2020 9:38 PM

:previous:

I haven't yet been able to track down his Pasadena address; but by 1942, he was residing at 3575 Griffith Park Boulevard, quoth the 1942 CD.

https://i.postimg.cc/ZqcBGTnP/Burnha...Gr-Pk-Blvd.jpg
gsv


The below on Burnham also has Angeleno interest:

https://i.postimg.cc/V6kr130x/Burnham-LAT9-10-47.jpg
LA Times, 9/10/1947


If he came to LA in 1870, it must have been after the census-taker had passed, as I don't find him in my listings (which pretty much conclude with the 1870 census).

Martin Pal Apr 13, 2020 10:43 PM

Speaking of Model Shop...there's a lot of screencaps of it in various places on the internet.

I like this one, taken from Sunset Blvd. at the top of La Cienega Blvd.

https://www.imcdb.org/i698338.jpgIMCDB

The scene in the above photo is in a segment Don Draper watches in a theatre in the Field Trip episode of Mad Men.
https://www.indiewire.com/2014/04/wh...-night-192476/

Looking around the internet just now I discovered that Model Shop director Jacques Demy (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) wanted to cast Harrison Ford in the lead role, but Columbia wanted a name actor, so Gary Lockwood, fresh off 2001: A Space Odyssey, got the part. Also, Demy's original title for the film was Los Angeles -- 1968.

Martin Pal Apr 13, 2020 10:44 PM

A couple photos of Hollywood Blvd.

c. 1971
This one features the New-View Theatre showing The Last Picture Show (1971) and Easy Rider (1969). The tree decoration on the far left tells us it's the holiday season.

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...9f&oe=5EB9E591CinemaTreasures


c. 1969
New-View, Larry Edmunds Bookshop, House of Magic, Supply Sergeant.
The searchlight and a line of people waiting to get into the New-View suggests the possible Premiere or Opening of the film The Gay Deceivers. (Marquee: "In Absolutely Divine Color.")

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...2d&oe=5EB9C3A9CinemaTreasures

ethereal_reality Apr 13, 2020 11:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 8892646)
Demy wanted to cast Harrison Ford in the lead role, but Columbia wanted a name actor, so Gary Lockwood,
fresh off 2001: A Space Odyssey, got the part. Also, Demy's original title for the film was Los Angeles -- 1968.

Here are still images from Harrison Ford's screen test for Model Shop. You can see the gifs HERE.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/qnvNjO.jpg
mabellonghetti.



A few months back I watched both Jacques Demy's Model Shop and Michelangelo Antonioni's Zabriskie Point (also filmed in California).
Two infamous flops by famous foreign directors. Of the two films, I prefer Model Shop because of the Los Angeles locations.

Antonioni captured the beauty of nature exquisitely - but I'm afraid his 'symbolism' went right over my head.
The loooong scene in the canyon with the wiggling naked people got a little old.




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John Maddox Roberts Apr 14, 2020 12:08 AM

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Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 8892602)
:previous:

I haven't yet been able to track down his Pasadena address; but by 1942, he was residing at 3575 Griffith Park Boulevard, quoth the 1942 CD.

https://i.postimg.cc/ZqcBGTnP/Burnha...Gr-Pk-Blvd.jpg
gsv


The below on Burnham also has Angeleno interest:

https://i.postimg.cc/V6kr130x/Burnham-LAT9-10-47.jpg
LA Times, 9/10/1947


If he came to LA in 1870, it must have been after the census-taker had passed, as I don't find him in my listings (which pretty much conclude with the 1870 census).

Thank you, Odinthor!

Noir_Noir Apr 14, 2020 1:06 AM

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Originally Posted by John Maddox Roberts (Post 8892448)
I've just learned that the prominent Victorian/Edwardian adventurer Frederick Russell Burnham (1861-1947) lived in Pasadena and was visited there in 1905 by his literary idol, H. Rider Haggard. Does anyone know where in Pasadena he lived?


500 South San Rafael Avenue, San Rafael Heights, Pasadena according to the description accompanying this picture.

The architect for the house was Joseph Blick who was a brother in law and cousin in law to Frederick Russell Burnham.

wikipedia - Joseph Blick

https://i.imgur.com/ZscfwCG.jpg
commons.wikimedia.org

odinthor Apr 14, 2020 3:34 AM

:previous:

500 S. San Rafael, Pasadena:

https://i.postimg.cc/KjCqT66V/500-SSan-Raf.jpg
gsv

John Maddox Roberts Apr 14, 2020 5:12 AM

Splendid sleuthing, everyone!

Mstimc Apr 14, 2020 8:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Noir_Noir (Post 8892734)
500 South San Rafael Avenue, San Rafael Heights, Pasadena according to the description accompanying this picture.

The architect for the house was Joseph Blick who was a brother in law and cousin in law to Frederick Russell Burnham.

wikipedia - Joseph Blick

https://i.imgur.com/ZscfwCG.jpg
commons.wikimedia.org

Interesting room. Southwestern rustic meets Art Nouveau meets Captain Spaulding, the African Explorer.

Earl Boebert Apr 14, 2020 1:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Noir_Noir (Post 8892734)
500 South San Rafael Avenue, San Rafael Heights, Pasadena according to the description accompanying this picture.

The architect for the house was Joseph Blick who was a brother in law and cousin in law to Frederick Russell Burnham.

wikipedia - Joseph Blick

https://i.imgur.com/ZscfwCG.jpg
commons.wikimedia.org

Same decorator as the room where Arthur Gwynne Geiger shot that, erm, "candid" photo of Carmen Sternwood.

Cheers,

Earl

Noir_Noir Apr 14, 2020 4:08 PM

3135 Durand Drive
 
:previous:


Another Frederick Russell Burnham residence.


In the late 1920's with his oil prospecting business paying off, Hollywood Land was the place to be.


https://i.imgur.com/sgkOwwk.jpg
Google Books - Burnham: King of Scouts



A sketch of the two houses by his son Roderick Burnham.


https://i.imgur.com/9bg0oSb.jpg
Google Books - A Splendid Savage



Frederick's house (3135 Durand Drive) and Roderick's (3129 Durand Drive) still there on their nicely appointed perch.

https://i.imgur.com/1cdFyCN.jpg
Google Maps



Frederick and first wife Blanche enjoy the view at Durand Drive and with some of the pieces he collected on his travels.


https://i.imgur.com/vBDg7yk.jpg
commons.wikimedia.org


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