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GaylordWilshire May 27, 2012 10:04 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5712054)
:previous: Excellent photos Chuckaluck!

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below: Where in the heck is Bliss?

http://imageshack.us/a/img6/3165/aab...asthistake.jpg
unknown
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I don't remember if the location of Bliss was determined before now, but there it is, at the end of the Glendale line.

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Originally Posted by Chuckaluck (Post 5714599)

I have seen this Pacific Electric 1912 Trolley map before, but can't determine via this site's search function if it has been posted in this thread.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-O...2520PM.bmp.jpg http://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-co...-Trips-Map.jpg


Chuckaluck May 27, 2012 10:19 PM

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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5714659)
:previous:

Los Nogales?

No doubt you blissfully used the same map to determine that Los Nogales is the stop after Toluca.;)

1947. Earlier version was 1912. The higher resolution of 1947 version can be found here:http://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-co...02/PE-1947.pdf
http://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-co...02/PE-1947.pnghttp://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-co...02/PE-1947.png

Chuckaluck May 27, 2012 10:26 PM

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Originally Posted by gsjansen (Post 5192933)
some more sister aimee noir

Sister Aimee Semple McPherson unveils cross placed above Angelus temple in echo park 1935. High atop the dome of Angelus Temple, in Los Angeles, CA., a huge cross will hence forth blaze at night with neon lights, and will rotate for 24 hours a day.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5214/...9c430e9e_o.jpg
Source: Corbis Images


Sister Aimee mounting ladder to roof of Angelus Temple, in order to burn papers representing liquidated debts of $66,505 against the church

http://www.corbisimages.com/images/U...0-88d59d62f486
Source: Corbis Images


Aimee Semple McPherson's newest joy, liquidation of $65,505 in debts and notes against the church. The Evangelist touched a match to the papers atop the temple as 10,000 communicants watched from below. (hmmmm, that number seems a tad exaggerated......)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5259/...cedda9e2_b.jpg
Source: Corbis Images

Probably late 1930s (?)
http://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-co...2/MP-00207.jpghttp://www.pacificelectric.org/categ...trict/page/24/

date obviously in the 1950s at a time when Sister Aimee was gone, but not forgotten. *She died in 1944
http://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-co...2/MP-00216.jpghttp://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-co...2/MP-00216.jpg

Chuckaluck May 27, 2012 10:33 PM

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Originally Posted by LAboomer52 (Post 5196383)
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Xj84QYCcFo...rries+1942.jpg
http://redcarproperty.blogspot.com/2...shop-1942.html
Photo: Bruce Wojcik, 1942. location is now the Corner of Riverside and Fletcher Drive


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2341/...e7199c4b_z.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dyingindowney/2373157778/
1950's Location in Downey,CA with trademark giant cone signage

My Question is: I remember going often to a Currie's with the giant cone signage
somewhere in the vicinity of LaBrea and San Vicente in the mid 50's,
but have never been able to find a picture or address of it. Anyone?

No date, presume 1950s or later.
http://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-co...2/MP-00213.jpghttp://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-co...2/MP-00213.jpg

You can almost taste the cone from the StreetCar!
http://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-co...2/MP-00209.jpghttp://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-co...2/MP-00209.jpg

Wig-Wag May 27, 2012 11:06 PM

When I was a teenager growing up in the San Fernando Valley I had a friend whose grand parents lived in a wood frame house directly behind Angelus Temple. They belonged to the Temple and atteneded services there on a regular basis.They were quite elderly and eventually moved into a board and care facility. Prior to renting out the house the eldest son hired an Hispanic couple to clean it up, and I was there when he issued the following instruction: "... and throw out all these tracts. They go all the way back to 1923!"

Chuckaluck May 27, 2012 11:09 PM

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Originally Posted by sopas ej (Post 4813926)
1st Street, Little Tokyo, 1941. Oh I see a before and after photo comparison written all over this one. ;-)
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics38/00068542.jpg
LAPL

News of Pearl Harbor's attack, Little Tokyo, 1941
http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/399...cklittleto.jpg
USC Archive

1st Street, Little Tokyo, 1941
Photo was taken the day after the Pearl Harbor attack.
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics38/00068547.jpg
LAPL

. . . . .

March, 1942. Final sales before the relocation of Japanese to the camps.
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics38/00068530.jpg
LAPL

Little Tokyo, 1942. The caption reads "Standing in the almost deserted 'Little Tokyo' Mrs. Jack Iwata surveys a typical sign for sale of an unneeded incendiary bomb spray gun in the rush to close out stock before evacuation." I know where this is located, this also begs for a before and after photo comparison.
http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/2...sjackiwata.jpg
USC Archive

Boarding buses for Santa Anita racetrack, 1942. The stables at Santa Anita were converted into temporary barracks to house the Japanese before being sent to Manzanar and the other relocation camps.
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics48/00043980.jpg
LAPL

Vacant 1st Street shops in Little Tokyo after the relocation. Little Tokyo would go through a period called "Bronzeville" during the duration of WWII.
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics05/00022014.jpg http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics05/00022054.jpg
Both photos from the LAPL

1942 Santa Anita Camp?
http://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-co...ment-19421.jpghttp://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-co...ment-19421.jpg

Chuckaluck May 28, 2012 12:12 AM

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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5244621)
http://media.kickstatic.com/kickapps...96372_main.jpgdearoldhollywood.com
The Best Years of Our Lives: Dana Andrews and Teresa Wright in downtown "Boone City"--hard to tell which L.A. gasometer this might have been. I didn't realize that there so many over the years. Not knowing much about municipal gas supplies, I have a question: Where is all the gas stored now? Or is it that pipelines have taken over the local manufacturing of gas?

MikeD: I used to love hearing references to the Elmhurst tanks in the traffic reports on 1010WINS etc--I think they were taken down in the early '90s.

Beaudry: Great history of L.A. gasometers--

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=3592

http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics19/00009385.jpgLAPL

I remember the tank down the street from the Goldwyn Studios on Formosa and naturally assumed the above parking lot sequence was shot there due to convenience. Of course, various locations were used from the Arboretum to Ontario airport, so while improbable, a lot is possible. From memory, after the arrival in Boone City, there is a passing shot of a drive in restaurant advertising Tacos. Has that location been identified in this thread?

Aliso Street Viaduct
http://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-co...endora-008.jpghttp://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-co...endora-008.jpg

Aliso Street
http://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-co.../FINN00196.jpghttp://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-co.../FINN00196.jpg

http://www.doctormacro.com/Images/Wy...%20The)_01.jpghttp://www.doctormacro.com/Images/Wy...0The%29_01.jpg

http://www.imcdb.org/i195232.jpghttp://images.search.yahoo.com

http://www.kustomrama.com/images/6/6...nia-wachel.jpghttp://www.jalopyjournal.com

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_lU6_6Pis6j...00/T-43259.jpghttp://images.search.yahoo.com

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y16...ame/cap278.jpghttp://images.search.yahoo.com

One of the shots is definitely NOT part of the Best Years. Hint, although the aircraft grave yard scenes may have been shot at or near the Ontario Airport, the Pomona Police were probably not in front of the camera.



Another interesting set of gas tanks?
Northbound, San Pedro Line at West Basin 9, 17, 1955.
http://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-co...10-016-437.jpghttp://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-co...10-016-437.jpg

Chuckaluck May 28, 2012 2:27 AM

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Originally Posted by sopas ej (Post 4301409)
Some color photos, showing the LARY streetcar (NOT the Pacific Electric, which always gets all the hype).

1963, headed down 1st Street; that block of course is now the site of the new LAPD headquarters.
http://images.nycsubway.org/i17000/img_17339.jpg

Photos from nycsubway.org

Another block, another date. N of Second and Spring, probably early 1950s.
http://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-co...2/MP-00007.jpg http://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-co...2/MP-00007.jpg

Chuckaluck May 28, 2012 2:54 PM

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Originally Posted by 3940dxer (Post 5714648)
Those large color Cahuenga Pass photos, originally posted by BifRayRock, are quite interesting to me, especially this "red fez" shot.

http://dkse.net/david/Cahuenga/RC-PE...-1952.1200.jpg

I think this must be the area just south of the Mulholland bridge, beneath Lakeridge Drive, and that we are seeing construction vehicles using these dirt paths as access roads. Perhaps they were involved in grading work or construction of homes up on Lakeridge. The vertical perspective in this Google Earth shot doesn't quite match the original, but I believe it's the same area.

http://dkse.net/david/Cahuenga/Cahuenga.east.jpg
www.google.com

Smart call! After discounting several theories, including escaped simians and Rod Serling portals, the construction equipment makes sense, particularly when viewed next to another "presumably" contemporaneous picture that has a red bodied cement truck with a white or light colored mixer. See far right of picture at 3 O'clock. (On the opposite hillside, there appears to be two larger red vehicles, suggesting the possibility that red was the favored color of the on-scene construction company.)

http://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-co...l-12-27-52.jpghttp://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-co...l-12-27-52.jpg

sopas ej May 28, 2012 6:01 PM

1978
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00090/00090378.jpg
lapl

Decades before it was a bakery it was...



... a flower shop owned by Judy Garland!
http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/2...andflowers.jpg
LAPL

A source says:

"In the late 30s/early 40s, Judy Garland opened a flower shop at 5421 Wilshire Blvd. This was around the time she was filming “The Wizard of Oz” and her mother thought it might be a good idea to invest her money in something more sensible and practical and non-show-biz related. There are photos of Judy “working” in the store but with her super-busy MGM schedule, it’s likely that these were nothing more than photo opportunities."

BifRayRock May 28, 2012 6:20 PM

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Originally Posted by sopas ej (Post 5715286)
1978
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00090/00090378.jpg
lapl

Decades before it was a bakery it was...
... a flower shop owned by Judy Garland!
http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/2...andflowers.jpg
LAPL

A source says:
"In the late 30s/early 40s, Judy Garland opened a flower shop at 5421 Wilshire Blvd. This was around the time she was filming “The Wizard of Oz” and her mother thought it might be a good idea to invest her money in something more sensible and practical and non-show-biz related. There are photos of Judy “working” in the store but with her super-busy MGM schedule, it’s likely that these were nothing more than photo opportunities."

Interesting. Thank you for the information.
http://www.jgdb.com/jginc2.jpghttp://www.jgdb.com/jginc1.jpg



"from The Seattle Sunday Times Rotogravure, January 22, 1939"
"LATEST AND YOUNGEST of Hollywood screen stars to go into business as a sideline is 15-year-old Judy Garland, who is seen (right) in the sales room of the smart flower shop she has opened on a Los Angeles boulevard under the firm name "Judy Garland Flowers, Inc." Profits, if any, from the venture will go into a special trust fund for Judy that she cannot touch until she is of age."
http://www.jgdb.com/articl18.htm

http://humanflowerproject.com/images...er-shop320.jpghttp://www.google.com



BifRayRock May 28, 2012 6:43 PM

Still exploring the Wilshire May Co "gas station" connection. Noticed for the first time that the Coffee shop at 6101 Wilshire that seemed always to be known as "Johnies," also went by the name of "Ram's Coffee Shop." WE6-5219 for a window table?

'70s
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00090/00090514.jpg
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics19/00029415.jpg LAPL

April 28, '64
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...4111B0441?v=hr http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/search...chs-m1399.html

ethereal_reality May 28, 2012 10:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Earl Boebert (Post 5713405)

http://imageshack.us/a/img151/2473/a...boebertssp.jpg
http://www.usvmyg.org/images/Burkes.jpg

OK, it's midcentury modern instead of noir, but still might be fun to find.

From "Burke's Law," 1964. The Rolls pulled up here after making a left turn in front of a dine and dance place called "Vagabond's House."

Cheers,

Earl


I wasn't able to find the Vagabond's House location (perhaps it was a fictitious name tacked on an existing nightclub),

....but thanks anyway for this 'mini-mystery', and welcome to the thread Earl.

ethereal_reality May 28, 2012 11:00 PM

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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5714670)
I don't remember if the location of Bliss was determined before now, but there it is, at the end of the Glendale line.

http://imageshack.us/a/img404/9649/aa4postblissssp.jpg

Thanks for answering my question G_W...I appreciate it. :)

ethereal_reality May 29, 2012 1:51 AM

We visited the long lost 'Kiddieland' several times on this thread. I recently I found these two 1970s snapshots on ebay.


http://imageshack.us/a/img809/397/aa...everlypark.jpg









http://imageshack.us/a/img829/397/aa...everlypark.jpg








below: The seller obviously noticed what I noticed....the extremely agitated looking man (that's a nice way of putting it).


http://imageshack.us/a/img138/397/aa...everlypark.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/

In all honesty, this guy scares the 'bejesus' out of me.

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Below is a brief video of 'Kiddieland' located at Beverly Blvd. & La Cienega....now the site of the Beverly Center.

http://imageshack.us/a/img152/2443/aakiddielandvid.jpg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUYc3uZbRW4


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Earl Boebert May 29, 2012 2:13 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5715504)
I wasn't able to find the Vagabond's House location (perhaps it was a fictitious name tacked on an existing nightclub),

....but thanks anyway for this 'mini-mystery', and welcome to the thread Earl.

Thanks for trying. Here's a couple of screenshots of the place (I still haven't' figured out how to get the pictures to show in the post):

http://www.usvmyg.org/images/VagabondHouse.jpg

http://www.usvmyg.org/images/Sign.jpg

The sign reads (I think) "Dance Lessons Val Demo's [or Demos or Demas] Studio"

The building looks pretty distinctive.

This stuff is fun :-)

Cheers,

Earl

ethereal_reality May 29, 2012 2:16 AM

Earl, your two links require a user name and password to view the photo. :(

Perhaps we can help you post photos to the thread.

Earl Boebert May 29, 2012 2:19 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5715639)
Earl, your two links require a user name and password to view the photo. :(

Perhaps we can help you post photos to the thread.

I could use help. I think I've edited the URLs to eliminate that problem.

Cheers,

Earl

ethereal_reality May 29, 2012 2:37 AM

Yes..the two links work now Earl. Thanks

That building looks very recognizable....I am sure someone here will be able to place it.
I feel like it's on the tip of my tongue.




below: Here is Earl's photo.

http://imageshack.us/a/img339/9783/a...bondhouse1.jpg
http://www.usvmyg.org/images/VagabondHouse.jpg

3940dxer May 29, 2012 6:11 AM

:previous:

It seemed familiar to me, too. I had a hunch the building was somewhere on Wilshire. Apparently it was, and in fact still is...

http://wwww.dkse.net/david/Vagabond.1.jpg
http://ebay.com

"...My father, Joe Chastek, first was introduced to Polynesia when he and a high school buddy stowed away to the Philippines when they were both 17. After that, he became so immersed in the culture that it literally became his whole life until he died in 1995. He was one of the first to open a nightclub with the South Seas motif. His first was the Zamboanga, where he entertained movie stars and sports celebrities. The Zamboanga was featured on the TV Biography series that discussed early 1940's South Seas nightclubs in Los Angeles. His second nightclub was the Tradewinds. His third, the Vagabond's House was on Wilshire Blvd in LA, and was incredibly popular with, again, movie stars and sports celebrities.

I have been communicating with a man who is writing a book about Don Blanding, who wrote the original poem, "Vagabond House". He and my father were acquaintances, and I am fortunate enough to have some of their correspondence and a picture of Don. My son has posted a few pictures from the Zamboanga, which I was pleased to see. One of Joe's close friends at that nightclub was Johnny Weismuller. I have a very early picture of the two of them, and then have a later one taken at the Vagabond's House years later."

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/...rum=1&start=30

http://wwww.dkse.net/david/2505.Wilshire.jpg
http://google.com


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