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GaylordWilshire Oct 23, 2013 12:23 AM

All there but the bird... #1 Chester Place, on the west side of the 23rd Street entrance to CP.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-l...2520PM.bmp.jpgGSV

ethereal_reality Oct 23, 2013 12:30 AM

:previous: :)

TangoJuliet Oct 23, 2013 12:37 AM

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Originally Posted by dragonsky (Post 6305673)

Wow. That was astonishingly beautiful. I had not seen it before.

Tourmaline Oct 23, 2013 12:38 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6311909)
A fantastic view of Hollywood Blvd. at Highland Ave. (note the J.C. Penney)
http://imageshack.us/a/img96/5903/ic8o.jpgebay

-this was written on the back. (note the word ethereal ;))
http://imageshack.us/a/img5/2053/u8kq.jpg

We've discussed the Hollywood Hotel numerous times on the thread, but I don't remember it being built as a Catholic institution.
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http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=15720


All too brief compilation of "noirish" footage including Santa Monica, post sundown Hollywood and daylight view of the same. Clearly different dates.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYTLT7yVSWA

ethereal_reality Oct 23, 2013 1:17 AM

:previous: Tourmaline, I posted the sepia photograph because it was so highly scanned. -more so than the earlier photo that was posted.
The (extra-huge) ebay photograph of Hollywood & Highland made me feel as if I was there. (and NOT in Indiana ;))
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HenryHuntington Oct 23, 2013 2:04 AM

LAAC Fencing Club Redux
 
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6311917)
touche'

http://imageshack.us/a/img7/3949/zqim.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img62/5111/73r6.jpgebay

I wonder where this was taken/anyone have an idea? (I can see a large building in the distance behind the trees)
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I'll take a flyer at this one and say Exposition Park, as the brickwork on the balustrade strongly suggests the area surrounding the Rose Garden.

There's a nice photo by "David from L.A." at the Experiencing L.A. blog:

http://www.experiencingla.com/2011/1...park-rose.html

HenryHuntington Oct 23, 2013 2:14 AM

LAAC Fencing Club Redux
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6311917)
touche'

http://imageshack.us/a/img7/3949/zqim.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img62/5111/73r6.jpgebay

I wonder where this was taken/anyone have an idea? (I can see a large building in the distance behind the trees)
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I'll take a flyer at this one and say Exposition Park, as the brickwork on the balustrade strongly suggests the area surrounding the Rose Garden.

There's a nice photo by "David from L.A." at the Experiencing L.A. blog:

http://www.experiencingla.com/2011/1...park-rose.html

Martin Pal Oct 23, 2013 5:10 AM

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Originally Posted by MartinTurnbull (Post 6306263)
As a regular peruser and occasional contributor to this wonderful page, I've noticed some interest in the now long-gone Garden of Allah Hotel which stood at 8152 Sunset Blvd (or 8150 or 8080 depending on who you're listening to) from 1927 to 1959.

http://martinturnbull.files.wordpres...goamodel03.jpg

You can see more photos and some 20-second footage I took on the post I added yesterday to my blog:

http://martinturnbull.wordpress.com/...l-scale-model/

And for a history of the building (this year marks the 100th anniversary of construction of the original building that became Alla Nazimova's movie star mansion which then evolved into the Garden of Allah Hotel, you can check out this post:

http://martinturnbull.wordpress.com/...-angeles-icon/

Hope you guys find it of some interest!

Martin Turnbull

Below is a 1959 arial of Sunset Blvd. and Crescent Heights. The leveled area in the center of the photo (under the watermark) is where the Garden of Allah was located.

Crescent Heights & Sunset
http://hollywoodhistoricphotos.ipowe...01959%20WM.jpg
http://hollywoodhistoricphotos.com90_103

The white building under the "H" in the watermark is the Chateau Marmont.

Those Who Squirm! Oct 23, 2013 5:59 AM

Old lamps are new again
 
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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 6311980)
Edit--PS: Looks like this would have actually been in Culver City... the last of those lamps are going. See http://culvercitytimes.com/profiles/...bites-the-dust

Of course the replacements might not be half-bad, as witness this earlier post of mine about retro-styled streetlamps installed on the Overland Avenue I-10 overpass. As my pictures in the earlier post show, they also look very much like gas lamps when turned on, emitting a yellow-colored light which appears to be emanating from the inner chimneys. Although they are electrified, I'm not sure whether what the exact technology here is--incandescence, electrified metal vapor, or fluorescence.

Martin Pal Oct 23, 2013 7:23 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6311909)
A fantastic view of Hollywood Blvd. at Highland Ave. (note the J.C. Penney)
http://imageshack.us/a/img96/5903/ic8o.jpgebay

-this was written on the back. (note the word ethereal ;))
http://imageshack.us/a/img5/2053/u8kq.jpg

We've discussed the Hollywood Hotel numerous times on the thread, but I don't remember it being built as a Catholic institution.
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I have never heard, nor do I find any information in my books that the Hollywood Hotel was built as any kind of a religious institution. The writer must have been mistaken. Perhaps because when the Hotel was expanded at one time to include the entire block, they built an extensive lobby that included the "ethereal" Orchid room, a music room, and also a chapel. Also interesting--a lady from the Hershey (chocolate) family owned the Hotel for nearly thirty years.

Love this pic e_r, I happened to be right there yesterday!

Notice the sign on the left for the Cafe Montmartre. There is a Hollywood Historical marker on the street now citing the location. It was a club where Bing Crosby used to sing when he arrived in Hollywood in the early 30's. The space is still there and used as a theatrical venue. The space below it where the awnings are now houses the Hollywood Wax Museum and the Snow White Cafe. Since Madame Tussaud's opened a few years ago next to the Chinese Theatre I don't know how it stays in business. It was always really kind of cheesy, especially compared to the Madame's. (They filmed an episode of Beverly Hillbillies in there if I'm not mistaken.) The Snow White Cafe proudly states it's been there "Since 1946."

The next street you come to is McCadden place. On the east corner where it says "Billiards" is where the Pickwick Bookstore opened, a year after this photo was taken, and remained there for nearly 60 years. It is now partially a Starbuck's. I date the photo as 1937 as Captains Courageous is playing at the Hollywood Theater across the street. My Hollywood history book (the place, not the industry) says the Hollywood Theater is the oldest theater in Hollywood. It says it was the first theater to angle the theatre marquees to appeal to car drivers on the road. The theater and marquee are still there, but the space now houses the Guiness Book of World Records museum.

If you took a photo from this exact location today it would look remarkably the same. (There's a lot more trees now.)

By the way, if you turn left on McCadden and go up a building or two you'd see the famous Don the Beachcomber's restaurant. It was first a bar on the east side of McCadden and then a restaurant and bar opened across the street in 1937. A famous "studio publicized date" took place there with Montgomery Clift and Marilyn Monroe. I ate there a few times in the 80's and they had a booth with a picture of Joan Crawford above it. She apparently used to take lunch there on occasion and sign autographed pictures for the publicity department. The bar contained photos of celebrities and military men of the 1940's making up drinks that became famous, like the Zombie and Navy Grog. It is said the first pu pu platter was served there.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3jips15I7b...cCaddenHwd.jpg
http://travilla.blogspot.com.html

Alas, it's one of those places that in 1985, like the Wilshire Brown Derby, was closed for remodeling, which meant they tore it down after no one was looking.

Flyingwedge Oct 23, 2013 8:51 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6311854)
not snow, but rain.

Does anyone recognize this area? (notice the eye shaped STOP sign)
http://imageshack.us/a/img199/1355/xds1.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img189/3008/jaw8.jpg
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I believe GW and Lorendoc are spot-on with the Culver City location. I'll go a step further and say the photo was taken at the since-realigned intersection of West Washington and West Adams, looking at the northwest corner. That might be Ballona Creek coming up out of its channel at the far left edge of e_r's photo, just below the round pinwheelish sign.

Here's the area in a 1940 aerial photo:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...8.jpg~original
USC Digital Library -- http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...d/21939/rec/64

As Lorendoc pointed out, the top direction sign shows:
<- Los Angeles [left on Adams]
Beverly Hills 4 -> [right on Adams]
West Hollywood 6 ->
Hollywood 7 ->
So this sign must be facing east on Washington. If you turn left, Adams heads back east toward Los Angeles. If you turn right, you go northwest two blocks on Adams to La Cienega and then north from there to Beverly Hills and Hollywood.

And the lower sign seems to show, at least at the top and bottom,
<- Culver City [left on Washington]
Los Angeles -> [right on Washington]
So it must face southeast on Adams.

Here's the area on a 1929 map:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...ps8c450838.jpg
Historic MapWorks: -- http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/...+District+Map/

HossC Oct 23, 2013 12:11 PM

Another landmark for this thread was reached today, so I thought I'd celebrate it by hijacking a familiar DTLA sign :):

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...LA4Million.jpg

Thanks to e_r and all the other contributors for continuing to give me so much interesting material to read.

GaylordWilshire Oct 23, 2013 12:52 PM

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-z...2520AM.bmp.jpg


Quote:

Originally posted by GaylordWilshire. Edit--PS: Looks like this would have actually been in Culver City... the last of those lamps are going. See http://culvercitytimes.com/profiles/...bites-the-dust
Quote:

Originally Posted by Those Who Squirm (Post 6312556)
Of course the replacements might not be half-bad, as witness this earlier post of mine about retro-styled streetlamps installed on the Overland Avenue I-10 overpass. As my pictures in the earlier post show, they also look very much like gas lamps when turned on, emitting a yellow-colored light which appears to be emanating from the inner chimneys. Although they are electrified, I'm not sure whether what the exact technology here is--incandescence, electrified metal vapor, or fluorescence.


According to info in the Culver City Times link, the new ones will be "Baseline City Standard Marbelite poles"--which, to tell you the truth, I like a lot better than the Disney version of the Hollywood Blvd standard (and the chimney inside is plain ridiculous). After this long (what, 60 years?) the Marbelite gooseneck style now has more vintage character than those fakes.... IMHO.

Tourmaline Oct 23, 2013 1:43 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6312308)
:previous: Tourmaline, I posted the sepia photograph because it was so highly scanned. -more so than the earlier photo that was posted.
The (extra-huge) ebay photograph of Hollywood & Highland made me feel as if I was there. (and NOT in Indiana ;))
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I always prefer the larger, more-detailed photos. :)

Previous post merely illuminated some areas depicted in photo, e.g., Cafe Montmartre. ;) Possibly more significant, is the linked video (toward end) containing Hollywood Blvd. snippets.

oldstuff Oct 23, 2013 3:03 PM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6312228)
Another flooded street from around the same era as the recent flood posts. USC doesn't give a location, but it's Union Avenue looking toward Pico.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...LAUnionAv1.jpg
USC Digital Library

And here's what the view looks like today.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...LAUnionAv2.jpg
GSV

The domed building at the center is the Doria Apartments. e_r posted a couple of pictures of the apartments here.

There is another picture of the same area (sans flooding) which is also from the USC Library/ Auto Club Collection. It shows Eddie Miller Tires in a different building, apparently in the next block from the previous one and gives a date of 11-23-1928. This one also shows the tracks in the street which are covered by water in the flooded pictures. The edge of the apartment building is just visible at right.


I can't get it to copy but it is located at :
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/re...coll59/id/1090

HossC Oct 23, 2013 3:56 PM

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Originally Posted by oldstuff (Post 6312779)
There is another picture of the same area (sans flooding) which is also from the USC Library/ Auto Club Collection. It shows Eddie Miller Tires in a different building, apparently in the next block from the previous one and gives a date of 11-23-1928. This one also shows the tracks in the street which are covered by water in the flooded pictures. The edge of the apartment building is just visible at right.

I can't get it to copy but it is located at :
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/re...coll59/id/1090

Thanks for the tip, oldstuff. Here's the picture from the link. The original image on the USC Digital Library is a bit dark, so I tweaked the levels a little to bring out the detail. You can just see the Eddie Miller name in the window on the far left.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...o.jpg~original
USC Digital Library

GaylordWilshire Oct 23, 2013 5:27 PM

:previous:


Another USC shot, with camera turned to the right....

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-A...2520PM.bmp.jpgUSCDLhttps://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-O...uniontoday.jpgGSV

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Q...tailcircle.jpg
As of January 2011, in addition to the Doria at right, the house in the distance still stands...


http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/7899/6fzl.jpgflickr

A little wiki info: "The Doria Apartments building at 1600-1604 West Pico Boulevard was designed by Gotfred Hanson and built around 1905 for Doria Jones"-- interesting woman & family: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Jo...Deighton-Jones


http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/6308/c6ps.jpg
Ad in the Times, March 18, 1906

ethereal_reality Oct 23, 2013 5:47 PM

:previous: -fun find GW.

You did such a great job with this HossC! -thank you.
http://imageshack.us/a/img819/1196/w5an.jpg
created by Hossc
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ethereal_reality Oct 23, 2013 7:30 PM

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Originally Posted by revheavyg (Post 6308634)
http://instagram.com/revheavygilnoir
Check out my Instagram Page Ive taken Hundreds of Photos with my Iphone of the most Beautiful old Buildings In Los Angeles with tons of NOIRish qualities! I love NOIRis Los Angeles Hope you guys follow me on Instagram. Thanks! :)

Your photographs are very beautiful revheavyg. Great job!


It would be interesting to discuss your photographs here on noirish.
http://imageshack.us/a/img31/112/6wu7.jpg
http://instagram.com/p/fy5r81zb31/

For example, where is this building? (you labeled it Broadway district)
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ethereal_reality Oct 23, 2013 8:02 PM

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Originally Posted by HenryHuntington (Post 6312368)
I'll take a flyer at this one and say Exposition Park, as the brickwork on the balustrade strongly suggests the area surrounding the Rose Garden.

http://imageshack.us/a/img89/5065/tygs.jpg
http://www.experiencingla.com/2011/1...park-rose.html

I found this.
http://imageshack.us/a/img585/1885/2phz.jpg
old cd of mine
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Something's been bothering me about the fencing photograph. See the girl leaning against the balustrade...where's her head?
http://imageshack.us/a/img826/4339/1zg3.jpg
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