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BDiH Sep 12, 2020 2:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Beaudry (Post 9034141)
Sooo, it's kind of difficult to express the magnitude of what's been released. I'm just gonna leave this here and let you see for yourself...

https://esotouric.com/2020/09/05/ruscha/


https://i1.wp.com/esotouric.com/wp-c...t-Building.png

I went to the opening of Johnny Weismuller's. Johnny was there, wearing a blue blazer over his bay window. He no longer resembled Tarzan.

Beaudry Sep 12, 2020 8:24 AM

Greetings all,

So, something to share with the group; normally I'd shy away from shameless money-grabbing self-promotion buuuuuut...

...besides (and hard to believe it) I've been posting here for over ten years, and primarily about Bunker Hill. Lots of the ideas I had about the Hill I honed and refined here in these very posts, with the aid of all the great fellow researchers.

And thus, at some point during the last decade, I approached Angel City Press and said you know, there oughta be a book. Right?

The last few years then included a bit of hard labor and voilà:

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/02...g?v=1571264409

Its publication date is September 22nd. Might I humbly suggest you pick one up? Of course, it's unlikely you'll venture out to the local book store, which is on fire while being attacked by zombies, so should you be interested in the thing you might want to pre-order it from ACP and they'll send it right to you.

The skinny on that can be found on my new website https://bunkerhilllosangeles.com/ where I'll be posting lots of Bunker Hill stuff henceforth (but I'll still post here, of course; nothing could keep me from that).

odinthor Sep 12, 2020 12:13 PM

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Heartiest congratulations, Beaudry!

Godzilla Sep 12, 2020 4:36 PM

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Originally Posted by BDiH (Post 9039372)
I went to the opening of Johnny Weismuller's. Johnny was there, wearing a blue blazer over his bay window. He no longer resembled Tarzan.






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:shrug:

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Johnny and Spanky Mcfarland (Cue L Rascals' theme music)

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LA Athletic Club pool
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1975 (?)

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https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/02...g?v=1508536541https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/02...g?v=1508536541

Godzilla Sep 12, 2020 8:41 PM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7372018)
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Thanks for the extra information, Handsome Stranger. I look forward to seeing your pictures.


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Apologies to everyone who's still having trouble seeing my images. I sent Photobucket another email yesterday, but haven't had a reply yet.

KevinW posted a picture of the May Co parking lot in post #9112, and I'm sure we've seen it in other posts too. These are Julius Shulman's photos from 1953. It's "Job 1637: May Company, Parking Building (Los Angeles, Calif.), 1953".

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

Here's a close-up of the stairs in the foreground. The set includes three similar shots of this location - I've omitted the other two.

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

I think that this is the lowest tier near W 6th Street.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...3.jpg~original

The car in the center bears a British-style license plate which says "JAGUAR". I assume it was there for some sort of promotional event. The car looks like a 1953 Jaguar Mark VII.

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

Finally, here's a view with the May Co store in the background. On the left is the newly completed Wilshire Medical Building. I posted construction pictures of that four days ago in post #34075. Ogden Drive no longer exists between W 6th Street and Wilshire Boulevard. In the place of the northern end of the parking building, you'll now find the "Levitated Mass" sculpture.

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

All from Getty Research Institute


Remarkable image of May Co and surrounds, depicting Auto Center, Annex/Home Appliance Center and streets that once bisected LACMA grounds (Orange Grove and Ogden). https://skyscraperpage.com/forum/sho...postcount=7488


https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chor...2865_4__2_.jpg https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chor...2865_4__2_.jpg

Martin Pal Sep 12, 2020 8:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Godzilla (Post 9039766)
Johnny and Spanky Mcfarland (Cue L Rascals' theme music)

https://bizarrela.com/wp-content/upl...ler_Spanky.jpghttps://bizarrela.com/wp-content/upl...ler_Spanky.jpg
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Nice Weissmuller related photos, Godzilla. This one reminded me that I met Spanky once. (Another time I met Butch!)

Handsome Stranger Sep 12, 2020 9:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Beaudry (Post 9039570)
Greetings all,

So, something to share with the group; normally I'd shy away from shameless money-grabbing self-promotion buuuuuut...

...besides (and hard to believe it) I've been posting here for over ten years, and primarily about Bunker Hill. Lots of the ideas I had about the Hill I honed and refined here in these very posts, with the aid of all the great fellow researchers.

And thus, at some point during the last decade, I approached Angel City Press and said you know, there oughta be a book. Right?

Wow, congrats! Very much looking forward to the book!

Martin Pal Sep 12, 2020 9:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Beaudry (Post 9039570)

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/02...g?v=1571264409
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Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 9039602)
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Heartiest congratulations, Beaudry!
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I second the e-motion, Beaudry!
I also love your book: Los Angeles Neon.

BDiH Sep 12, 2020 10:29 PM

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Edgar Rice Burroughs is buried on Ventura Boulevard in Encino- and not in a cemetery.

ethereal_reality Sep 12, 2020 11:38 PM

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On or under Ventura Blvd?







This negative was just posted on eBay

..................................................The Steve Allen Playhouse.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/iusOxS.jpg

. . .why doesn't it ring a bell? :shrug:



update:........I just found out it was located at 1228 Vine Street.









I was kidding about Edgar Rice Burroughs being buried under Ventura Blvd.
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BDiH Sep 13, 2020 2:53 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9040038)
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On or under Ventura Blvd?

Under a tree on a Ventura Boulevard street address.

Mstimc Sep 13, 2020 2:47 PM

A very unflattering review of LA's new streetlight design...

https://www.latimes.com/entertainmen...etition-winner

Godzilla Sep 13, 2020 5:13 PM

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Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 5709050)

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Originally Posted by mdiederi (Post 5148895)
Pasadena Cycleway (a freeway for bicycles) in 1900. Made mostly of wood, the elevated cycleway was designed to run from the Hotel Green in Pasadena to the Plaza in Los Angeles, and was an attempt to speed up transportation and accommodate the booming bicycle craze at the time. In some areas the cycleway was planned to be 50 feet above the ground. The toll was going to be 10 cents for a one-way trip or 15 cents for a two-way ticket, or cyclist could take one of the trains back up the hill. The sudden popularity of automobiles quickly made the cycleway obsolete and the project was abandoned after only one and a half miles of the intended nine mile track was completed.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...cleway1900.jpg
looking south, ca.1900.
Pasadena Museum of History



We have seen various plank roads, elevated cycleways and lengthy wooden piers/wharves. This brings to mind the Rincon Road aka Rincon Highway aka Rincon Parkway in Ventura - and any splintered vestiges thereof.






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Martin Pal Sep 13, 2020 5:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Mstimc (Post 9040326)
A very unflattering review of LA's new streetlight design...

https://www.latimes.com/entertainmen...etition-winner
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:previous:

The one photo of the design in the above link doesn't give one an appreciation of the designers intent so before anyone judges it on that one photo alone, here's a link that shows several variations:

https://www.timeout.com/los-angeles/...-design-090320

After viewing that article and also this one which shows three other finalists and two honorable mentions...
https://sports.yahoo.com/finalists-l...202522765.html

Well, I'm pretty neutral about the winner. (Or meh?) And the way they show it in various functions make it seem like a hatrack you can hang things on and attach things to. Is that a good idea? Seems messy.

On the other hand, I like it better than any of the five of the other finalists pictured in that link.

Are any of you familiar with this? A commenter on Mstimc's link page wrote:

I live on a block in Los Angeles without streetlights. In researching the issue I discovered that the city did not require streetlights to be installed by housing developers until the mid-1950s.

Installing streetlights requires circulating a petition to homeowners to which a majority representing at least 60% of the benefiting frontage must sign. Once a majority of homeowners approve, they are all assessed a one-time charge of between $3,000 to $8,000 and a modest annual maintenance fee thereafter once the streetlights are installed.

Not surprisingly, many homeowners do not have money like this lying around and are not interested in paying this assessment. Because of this “all-or-nothing” approach to installing streetlights, our block and many others remain dark at night with a hodgepodge of porch spotlights and solar lamps meekly illuminating the dark.

Arch2000 Sep 13, 2020 6:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Godzilla (Post 9039946)
Remarkable image of May Co and surrounds, depicting Auto Center, Annex/Home Appliance Center and streets that once bisected LACMA grounds (Orange Grove and Ogden). https://skyscraperpage.com/forum/sho...postcount=7488


https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chor...2865_4__2_.jpg https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chor...2865_4__2_.jpg

That's an amazing picture. So much change happened since. You can see the excavation for 5900 Wilshire in the center foreground. LACMA is shown in all its glory. As I write this all of the museum except for a small slice of the Ahmanson building is gone. The parking lot for LACMA on the South side of Wilshire is much bigger (wish they had the space now I bet), the Wilshire Galleria condos/apartments take up much of the lot now.

I wonder if the barricaded-off area in the middle of the parking lot is a tar seep? The proximity to Lake Pit and knowing that tar will seep through cracks in the pavement in this area makes it a strong possibility.

Lwize Sep 14, 2020 4:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Snix (Post 9039277)
Paul's Duck Press at 2353 E. Olympic Blvd. at Santa Fe Avenue at the edge of Downtown.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...e630e2a8_b.jpg
Photo from eBay

Mmmm, pressed duck.

I hope Paul's Kitchen (San Pedro St. DTLA) survives covid, so I can get pressed duck again.

ethereal_reality Sep 14, 2020 7:50 PM

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It was good to see an old friend in that huge aerial posted yesterday.


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detail



It's the colorful art deco apartments at 724 S. Genesee. (built in 1931)


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/3mxdZF.jpg
gsv

note the garage entrance front and center. I've always wondered what was up on the . .um. .entrance level patio area. (the top of the garage)

Well, I finally found out!

It's a rather nicely understated art deco fountain complete with a bench.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/WIARAD.jpg
real estate / zillow

I need some help with the two bas-reliefs. Does anyone what to wager a guess as to what they depict?



Here's a closer ,but blurry, look.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/auV2eP.jpg

The one on the right looks like a transgender member of the Continental Army....I have no idea about the left one.

If anyone is in the area will you run up there and take a look. ;)



A previous post on 724 S. Genesee: HERE

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ethereal_reality Sep 14, 2020 10:29 PM

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Here's an interesting snapshot that just turned up on eBay.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/RHEBji.jpg
eBay




Reverse
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/03LcS7.jpg
eBay

for search purposes:

Taken Dec. 13, 1925 at #4400 Pasadena Ave....Niesen's oil station....Los Angeles Calif.



Congratulations on your new book, Beaudry! :fireworks:
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Scott Charles Sep 15, 2020 1:13 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9041444)
I need some help with the two bas-reliefs. Does anyone what to wager a guess as to what they depict?

Here's a closer ,but blurry, look.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/auV2eP.jpg

The one on the right looks like a transgender member of the Continental Army....I have no idea about the left one.

Just a WILD guess, but the one on the right reminds me of Mercury.

https://i.imgur.com/2nOuAtZ.jpg

Scott Charles Sep 15, 2020 1:46 AM

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