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Joe Gillis May 29, 2012 6:52 AM

Scary bloke reminds me a bit of Burt Young from the Rocky Movies

Earl Boebert May 29, 2012 2:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 3940dxer (Post 5715820)
:previous:

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

So the Rolls is turning left on Wilshire into the parking lot of a cocktail lounge which is now the Los Angeles Dental Clinic. Cool. I wonder if any of the Burke's Law people knew Chastek -- the show was well known for its "in" casting of Gene Barry's buddies.

Cheers,

Earl

Chuckaluck May 29, 2012 2:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 3940dxer (Post 5715820)
:previous:

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

Former Vagabond Theater built in 1926
http://you-are-here.com/theatre/hayworth.jpg googlehttp://photos.cinematreasures.org/pr...jpg?1314220372http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/1170/photos/23454

transitfan May 29, 2012 4:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuckaluck (Post 5714691)

Would have to be 1940 or later, as that was the year when Pacific Electric got their PCC cars.

Chuckaluck May 29, 2012 5:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by transitfan (Post 5716110)
Would have to be 1940 or later, as that was the year when Pacific Electric got their PCC cars.

As both decades were before my time, I readily defer to anyone knowledgeable on the subject. When was the last time you could get a decent malt for 10 cents?;)

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Climate change on the Pasadena line?
"Oak Knoll Line at Old Mill Road in San Marino on January 11, 1949."

http://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-co...ino-011149.jpghttp://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-co...ino-011149.jpg

Chuckaluck May 29, 2012 5:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nativeangelean (Post 5050571)
http://www.thaddeuslowe.name/MLEchohouse.htm

My parents used to take us up there when we were little, it was a pretty long hike, but not too difficult. Seems the hotel was owned by the owner of the railway, Professor Thaddeus Lowe.


From: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1953

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/815...electrichi.jpg

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/888...ailwaybanc.jpg

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/715...ableinclin.jpg

http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/9...uugebancro.png

http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/9...weinclinee.jpg

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/823...ummitevent.png

From: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1953


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Mt. Lowe Abandoned track, February 1938
http://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-co...ment2-0238.jpghttp://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-co...ment2-0238.jpg

More abandoned track. February 1938
http://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-co...doned-0238.jpg http://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-co...doned-0238.jpg

February 1938
http://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-co...ned-022338.jpghttp://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-co...ned-022338.jpg

February 1938
http://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-co...ned-022338.jpg http://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-co...ned-022338.jpg

February 1938
http://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-co...bio-042939.jpghttp://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-co...bio-042939.jpg

MichaelRyerson May 29, 2012 8:20 PM

any reasonably complete how-to posts in the thread on how-to post photos from my Flickr account? search function seems a bit underwhelming.

Moxie May 29, 2012 10:33 PM

:previous:

I use Photobucket, but I assume the same would go for Flickr. You need to type [IMG] the direct url of the image [/IMG] but without any spaces between the link and the brackets. And you need to do the same for each image you want to post. :)

ethereal_reality May 29, 2012 11:32 PM

Los Angeles residence 1917.

http://imageshack.us/a/img407/9656/a...17albumhom.jpg
snapshot found on ebay




http://imageshack.us/a/img213/9656/a...17albumhom.jpg
detail

Does this fine home look familiar to anyone?

ethereal_reality May 30, 2012 12:15 AM

Denels Music Shop 6634 Hollywood Blvd. circa 1946 pan right--->

http://imageshack.us/a/img826/3290/a...ollywoodbl.jpg
ebay



below: 6634 Hollywood blvd. today.

http://imageshack.us/a/img98/7199/aa...6634hollyw.jpg
google street view



I believe this is the same building. Notice the similarities of the windows and the curved area.

http://imageshack.us/a/img137/8558/a...oundedentr.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img208/8885/aadenelstoday.jpg




below: Details from the original photograph.

http://imageshack.us/a/img193/6333/aadenels6634h2a.jpg





http://imageshack.us/a/img831/2391/a...6634h2ebay.jpg






below: Hold onto your hat...this one is great. :) be sure to pan right---> to see items in the store window.

http://imageshack.us/a/img3/2246/aad...etail19461.jpg

notice the inlaid sidewalk.

GaylordWilshire May 30, 2012 1:26 AM

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Q...2520PM.bmp.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-z...2520PM.bmp.jpgLos Angeles Times, June 20, 1931


It's been a while since we've discussed the various Brunswig buildings near the Plaza--Prudent Beaudry's old 'hood. (Speaking of Beaudry, where are you keeping yourself these days?) What I don't remember is that when Spring Street was cut through from the south, one of the larger Brunswig structures, now demolished, was moved as per the article above.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-H...2520PM.bmp.jpgUSCDL
Prior to move



:previous:

Those Denels shots are fantastic, e_r.

ethereal_reality May 30, 2012 4:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5716810)

It's been a while since we've discussed the various Brunswig buildings near the Plaza--Prudent Beaudry's old 'hood. (Speaking of Beaudry, where are you keeping yourself these days?) What I don't remember is that when Spring Street was cut through from the south, one of the larger Brunswig structures, now demolished, was moved as per the article above.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-H...2520PM.bmp.jpgUSCDL

G_W, I am so glad you brought up the Brunswig Building near 'The Plaza'.






below: I've been harboring this fascinating snapshot from ebay for quite some time.


http://imageshack.us/a/img545/9223/b...napshoteba.jpg
unknown/probably ebay





below: Various details from the original snapshot.

http://imageshack.us/a/img521/5614/b...sn1awesome.jpg





http://imageshack.us/a/img593/9223/b...napshoteba.jpg






below: I wonder what the sign on the tree says?

http://imageshack.us/a/img855/1986/brunswigd2ebay.jpg





below: I spy an 'el camino bell'.....is it still there? (and what's the building behind it)

http://imageshack.us/a/img19/9223/br...napshoteba.jpg






http://imageshack.us/a/img84/439/bru...lpuebloeba.jpg





http://imageshack.us/a/img12/439/bru...lpuebloeba.jpg


I realize this is quite an exhausting 'survey' of a single photograph....but I was so excited to find this photo I couldn't resist.

The internet never ceases to give up unexpected treasures. Life is good. :)

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Handsome Stranger May 30, 2012 4:27 AM

Some time ago we had a nice run of posts featuring pictographic maps of Los Angeles. I don't recall this 1942 map by Jo Mora having been included. (But I could be wrong!)

http://www.californios.us/mora/la1942sm.jpg
[source: californios.us]

Three detailed views:

http://www.kcet.org/socal/departures...x451-23135.jpg
[source: kcet.org]

http://www.kcet.org/socal/departures...x405-23137.jpg
[source: kcet.org]

http://www.kcet.org/socal/departures...x381-23139.jpg
[source: kcet.org]

Mora's densely illustrated map also includes a great deal of early Los Angeles history:

http://www.kcet.org/socal/departures...timeline01.jpg
[source: kcet.org]

http://www.kcet.org/socal/departures...e/jomora10.jpg
[source: kcet.org]

Someone recently persuaded the Jo Mora Trust to republish this incredible map, in a limited edition of 250 lithographic prints. It's now available at the Los Angeles Central Library Store. One can also order it online from the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, although they currently seem to be out of stock. (I have no connection to the library or the Jo Mora Trust...just thought some of you might be interested in the temporary availability of this map!)

BifRayRock May 30, 2012 2:56 PM

Maps?


1929 Amusement Map of Los Angeles County
http://jpg1.lapl.org/maps/lg//MAP_0030.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/maps/lg//MAP_0030.jpg

Reverse side
http://jpg1.lapl.org/maps/lg//MAP_0031.jpg

BifRayRock May 30, 2012 3:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 4827084)
Here is the same view, extending northward (I think). 'The Woodward' is extreme right.


http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/698...ard2in1913.jpg
usc digital archive


1912, THE county, featuring ad for Woodward Hotel
http://jpg1.lapl.org/maps/lg//MAP_0010.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/maps/lg//MAP_0010.jpg

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Previous Hotel Woodward related posts as noted. (Page 60 of thread)

http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/6...stlookingw.jpg http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1185

http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/980...ristol1953.jpghttp://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1182

GaylordWilshire May 30, 2012 3:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 5717408)
[COLOR="Indigo"][SIZE="2"][FONT="Tahoma"]More maps?


Why not one at a time?

BifRayRock May 30, 2012 4:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mdiederi (Post 5349731)
Wrigley Field
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrigley...Los_Angeles%29

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ng_Day_LOW.jpg
Wrigley Field's opening in 1925, a full year before the Cub's stadium in Chicago changed its name to "Wrigley Field".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Wr...ng_Day_LOW.jpg

In 1925, the Angels moved from their former home at Washington Park (which was also known as Chutes Park) to the brand new Wrigley Field in South Los Angeles, on the block bordered by 41st Place to the north, South San Pedro Street to the west, 42nd Place to the south, and Avalon Blvd to the east. (Speaking of Avalon, at that same time Mr Wrigley also owned Santa Catalina Island, and the Chicago Cubs were holding their spring training in that island's city of Avalon, whose ballfield was located on Avalon Canyon Road and was also known as "Wrigley Field.")

Left Field - 340 ft, Left Center Field - 345 ft, Center Field - 412 ft, Right Center Field - 345 ft, Right Field - 339 ft, Backstop - 56 ft. Capacity was 22,000 seats.

The Angels played at Wrigley Field until 1957. The park was closed in 1965 and demolished in 1966. The site is now occupied by the recreation facility called Gilbert Lindsay Park which was originally the parking lot. The park has a ballfield in the northwest corner of the property. The original site of the Wrigley diamond and grandstand is occupied by the Kedren Community Mental Health Center and parking lot.


'53
http://jpg1.lapl.org/maps/lg//MAP_0027.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/maps/lg//MAP_0027.jpg

BifRayRock May 30, 2012 4:10 PM

1947 Transit Guide

http://jpg1.lapl.org/maps/lg//MAP_0061.jpg

Reverse
http://jpg1.lapl.org/maps/lg//MAP_0062.jpg

BifRayRock May 30, 2012 4:29 PM

1914 "Ideal Tours" Road Map, Thurston. Entertaining ad at top: "The Webber Garage, Open all night, Phone 211." 'He makes good' Covina - no street address.

'The firms whose names appear on this map are recommended as thoroughly reliable.'

http://jpg1.lapl.org/maps/lg//MAP_0023.jpg http://jpg1.lapl.org/maps/lg//MAP_0023.jpg

Reverse
http://jpg1.lapl.org/maps/lg//MAP_0024.jpg

ethereal_reality May 30, 2012 8:02 PM

:previous: Great maps! The details are amazing.


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