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ethereal_reality Jul 14, 2015 7:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7094805)
E_R -- another great Kodachrome slide -- drool...:yes:





Martin_Pal, here's another. :)

North Main Street showing, from left to right, the Pico House...the Merced Theater...the Masonic Building and several other buildings.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/538/NUbrAL.jpg
eBay

:previous: note the huge white sign advertising SIGNS on the side of the Merced Theater building.



As most of you know, it's visible in many vintage aerials of the area.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...538/kEXvHk.jpg





So, everything to the right of this red line is long gone. (there's already a parking lot in the black & white aerial above)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...537/ETeSEp.jpg
eBay




Contemporary view looking northeast from Arcadia Street.

2009 I believe.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...633/ypRa8q.jpg
gsv


and a bit closer. (the trees have grown and now block the view of the Pico House :() -or maybe it's the low angle of the google_camera
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...905/FvyZbn.jpg
gsv

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As a reminder, here is the Pico House, The Merced Theater and the Masonic Building back in the 1870s.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/905/rnB5Yy.jpg
http://waterandpower.org/museum/Earl...20(1800s).html

ethereal_reality Jul 14, 2015 7:29 PM

ok, just for fun, I decided to enlarge the slide. I was trying to see the magazine covers on that board.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...912/aTmrVd.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...913/0xfPiH.jpg
eBay

:previous: note the long silver vent running up the entire length of the Merced Theater building. -pitiful.

Hmmm...is that Robert Benchley in the suit and tie? ;)

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ethereal_reality Jul 14, 2015 7:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7094805)
Regarding this mural, does anyone have a photo of the entire mural? We've been looking
at the "middle panel" and I wondered what the other two panels looked like.

I'm really curious about the other two panels as well M_P.
Remember, the Wiggins School kept them in place four years longer than the controversial center panel. Surely there's a photograph of them somewhere.
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tovangar2 Jul 14, 2015 8:23 PM

Masonic Hall / North Main St
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7095067)
Martin_Pal, here's another. :)

North Main Street showing, from left to right, the Pico House...the Merced Theater...the Masonic Building and several other buildings.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/538/NUbrAL.jpg
eBay

Just to add to your "thens and now":
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6107642)
This is an amazing photograph, especially if the date is correct.

http://imageshack.us/a/img14/9048/aablosangeles1860.jpg
old cd of mine/ possibly ebay
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tovangar2 Jul 14, 2015 9:01 PM

Leo Katz mural "Youth Arisen", Frank Wiggins Trade School, Los Angeles, 1935
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7095113)
I'm really curious about the other two panels as well M_P.
Remember, the Wiggins School kept them in place four years longer than the controversial center panel. Surely there's a photograph of them somewhere.
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The heads near Youth's knees may represent the Aztec and Toltec cultures, which were said to be contrasted in the side panels.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-6...14704%2BPM.jpg
e_r (detail)

These days, Katz' references seem obscure (to me anyway). Maybe they were obvious in 1935.




P.S. The Living New Deal was very excited about "your" mural e_r, but they know nothing, except the info you and oldstuff found, which I'd sent along to them.

Martin Pal Jul 14, 2015 10:01 PM

This was a two car automobile accident injuring three people; 1987.

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00094/00094994.jpgPaul Chin/LAPL

But, I'm posting it because I thought the house was quite interesting.

The address is 6330 W. Olympic Blvd. at Crescent Heights.

tovangar2 Jul 14, 2015 10:40 PM

:previous:

I guess the homeowners can't be blamed for putting up the post and chain barrier:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-f...32818%2BPM.jpg
gsv

Lots of texture on that house:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-v...33623%2BPM.jpg
gsv

I hope that poor guy in your photo was OK...

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P.S. Thx Martin for unraveling the Carpenter's Drive-in addresses

Tourmaline Jul 14, 2015 10:48 PM

A pre-WPA mural? Did Diego Rivera visit Haverty's?




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Haverty & Co.. plumbers, gas fitters, etc. etc. 453 S. Broadway (?) The Grayco Bldg., in the background was at 754 S Los Angeles.

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Haverty interiors

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Tourmaline Jul 14, 2015 11:28 PM

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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5620935)
Well, by pure luck the identity of this street has turned up. A while back I guessed a block over, on Alexandria, and I was pretty close. Prompted by e_r's post of the intriguing Evanston on Kenmore prompted me to look for more pictures of it. Among the shots that didn't turn up at first when searching the name "Kenmore" at the LAPL was this:


https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-c...2520PM.bmp.jpg


So I clicked on the little "void" icon, and there was the picture...and it seems that the library has updated its description since rcarlton posted the pic:

"A car travels south on palm-lined South Kenmore Avenue, approaching Sixth Street, in Hancock Park. On the left are apartment buildings at 537 S. Kenmore and 531 S. Kenmore, and on the right is a building at 530 S. Kenmore."

(OK, I hate to be a total nerd, but who's going to tell the LAPL that Kenmore is many blocks east of Hancock Park...?)

Anyway, there's your street, rcarlton & Illithit Dude... and it turns out that all three of the nearest buildings in the vntage shot are still there:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-N...2520PM.bmp.jpgGoogle



Just a few blocks further north on Kenmore, at West Third Street (3702 W. Third St.) . . . (Building is still there, but the neighborhood has changed. Glimpses of surrounding residences suggest substance. Landscaping seems hard to ignore.)



1927
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Quaint store fronts. Notice the safety island.
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CityBoyDoug Jul 14, 2015 11:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7095113)
I'm really curious about the other two panels as well M_P.
Remember, the Wiggins School kept them in place four years longer than the controversial center panel. Surely there's a photograph of them somewhere.
__

ER....I looked for the side panels...so far can't find them.

Also, I've painted murals and posters since I was in the 5th grade. Mr. Katz needs some help to clarify his ideas. That mural contains so many strange and obdurate elements, I really can't make sense of it. Maybe it made sense to him in 1935 but even then the locals found it ''ghastly, horrible and grotesque".

As I said before...that ''Speedo" really dominates the entire scene [worn by the youth with NO hands{?}.]!

Tourmaline Jul 15, 2015 12:10 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 4574473)
Union Stage Depot located at 5th Street & Los Angeles Street in 1932.


http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/5...agedepot5t.jpg
usc digital archive



I'm not familiar with this depot....anyone know the details?
What is a 'stage' depot?


Source dates these images to 1929.


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Pioneer and Yelloway Stages
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Interiors are equally interesting.


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rbpjr Jul 15, 2015 12:20 AM

Young sailor...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Krell58 (Post 7089095)
That kid on the left with the curly hair looks like he's only 16 or 17 years old.

I was only seventeen when I joined the Navy...my buddies referred to me as the "kid"...but were protective and I always felt accepted...and I also had/have curly hair...

rbpjr Jul 15, 2015 12:31 AM

[QUOTE=GaylordWilshire;7089210]"I see no reason why not"

As the moderator, would you be so kind as to post a complete list of thread rules?

Lighten up.

OK boys...take it outside...

Tourmaline Jul 15, 2015 1:24 AM

1940 - Venice Pier had the Clune Loopa ride.. (Perfectly safe (?) - Picture the baskets on a stairmaster machine, swing that pendulum. Eat after the ride.)

Loopa signage:

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John Maddox Roberts Jul 15, 2015 1:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7095067)
Martin_Pal, here's another. :)

North Main Street showing, from left to right, the Pico House...the Merced Theater...the Masonic Building and several other buildings.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/538/NUbrAL.jpg
eBay

:previous: note the huge white sign advertising SIGNS on the side of the Merced Theater building.



As most of you know, it's visible in many vintage aerials of the area.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...538/kEXvHk.jpg





So, everything to the right of this red line is long gone. (there's already a parking lot in the black & white aerial above)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...537/ETeSEp.jpg
eBay




Contemporary view looking northeast from Arcadia Street.

2009 I believe.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...633/ypRa8q.jpg
gsv


and a bit closer. (the trees have grown and now block the view of the Pico House :() -or maybe it's the low angle of the google_camera
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...905/FvyZbn.jpg
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As a reminder, here is the Pico House, The Merced Theater and the Masonic Building back in the 1870s.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/905/rnB5Yy.jpg
http://waterandpower.org/museum/Earl...20(1800s).html

The 2009 picture is especially poignant. Note the homeless peoples' belongings in the foreground, including the now-iconic shopping cart piled with things in plastic garbage bags. Did the photographer ask the people to step outside the frame when he shot? Especially strange on a street named for the Edenic Arcadia of ancient Greek poetry. Ah, well, "et in Arcadia Ego."

Tourmaline Jul 15, 2015 1:56 AM

Don't recall seeing this '39 image of Hollywood Blvd. Stagecoach Premier? C.C. Brown's (hot fudge sundae).


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Tourmaline Jul 15, 2015 2:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Noircitydame (Post 7069798)

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http://www.imdb.com/media/rm17506365...f_=nm_phs_md_4

Joe E. Brown (here with his wife c. 1951, so he was 59-ish here). Plus by anything I’ve read, a genuinely nice guy.

Jerry/Daphne could do worse. :)




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John Maddox Roberts Jul 15, 2015 4:17 AM

Wow, that picture of Brown with his wife. He was around 60 or thereabouts and look how well he's built! We use comedy terms like "pratfall" and "physical comedy" and never think how athletic these men had to be to pull off those stunts that look so effortless.

CityBoyDoug Jul 15, 2015 4:42 AM

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Originally Posted by John Maddox Roberts (Post 7095640)
Wow, that picture of Brown with his wife. He was around 60 or thereabouts and look how well he's built! We use comedy terms like "pratfall" and "physical comedy" and never think how athletic these men had to be to pull off those stunts that look so effortless.

Unlike most male movie people of that era, Joe E. Brown, Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. were in top physical condition.

Today in 2015 the ''buff'' look is ''in''. In 1930 it wasn't.

CityBoyDoug Jul 15, 2015 5:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Tourmaline (Post 7095542)

I believe this car is a gorgeous Model J Duesenberg later owned by Howard Hughes. This ID is thanks to one of the readers of this Forum.!

History of this car is here:

http://www.rmauctions.com/am13/ameli...derham/1057612


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