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Earl Boebert Nov 16, 2018 11:51 PM

^^^

Pretty sure the sign says "Tom's Drive In"

Cheers,

Earl

CityBoyDoug Nov 17, 2018 1:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8382200)
A while back I happened upon this photograph at Can anyone make out what it says directly below the Pepsi logo? -pretty sure it says Free Parking just below it.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/HYGT2a.jpg
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I bet that young girl is returning home from running an errand.


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Looks like one of those fake woodie wagons by GM Group. Annoyingly cheap imitation. But I guess it does have the woodie look to it..

Tikiman Nov 17, 2018 4:57 AM

In regards to the previous post about Marilyn's grave site.
Hefner has the tomb to the left of MM. The discoloration on her tomb is from the constant cleaning off of lipstick kisses.

Otis Criblecoblis Nov 17, 2018 6:09 AM

Banking on the past
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8382202)
The Lucky Spot Cafe was apparently still at 1107 N Western Avenue in 1951. I hope this wasn't one of their patrons.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...LuckySpot1.jpg
USC Digital Library

Wow! I worked at this bank branch in 1982 and 1983, when it was Security Pacific. It was a marvelous old branch, full of ancient things. Our cash boxes said "Security Trust and Savings Bank" on them; that bank merged with First National Bank in 1929. When I tidied up the supply room one day, I found a box of 100 pen nibs. The safe-deposit boxes were all pinstriped.

Also, in the bathroom, which was also the janitor's room, was this massive, bulbous urinal. One day, a plumber came in to fish my contact lens out of the sink drain and told me that it was a design that was intended to serve both males and females.

I sure wish I had taken that box of pen nibs.

To link this to the thread theme: This intersection is also the location of the seedy office building where Canino poisons Harry Jones in The Big Sleep.

Godzilla Nov 17, 2018 5:22 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8379720)
We discussed the film back in 2012.

Handsome_Stranger's screengrabs are definitely worth a second look. Thank for reminding us of the film tikiman. It was fun watching it again.




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http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...ll170/id/27110

Godzilla Nov 17, 2018 5:46 PM

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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 8379782)
:previous:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8179/8...f6d22c93_c.jpg


We first saw the Caplet station at Wilshire and New Hampshire here courtesy of ER over eight years ago...also worth a revisit:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1687


Calpet sits on the site of the bombed Lawler house...
https://i.postimg.cc/CKP6jJKG/WB646-...FB-bmp-003.jpg
Read about that event here: here






:cheers:




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1931
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AlvaroLegido Nov 17, 2018 6:28 PM

Canino !
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Otis Criblecoblis (Post 8382443)
[B]
To link this to the thread theme: This intersection is also the location of the seedy office building where Canino poisons Harry Jones in The Big Sleep.

"Fulwider Building, Western and Santa Monica. Office four-twenty-eight at the back".
I don't see four stories buildings at this intersection. Two stories maximum. Was Raymond Chandler once again not checking the likelihood of his locations ?

Martin Pal Nov 17, 2018 6:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlvaroLegido (Post 8382664)
"Fulwider Building, Western and Santa Monica. Office four-twenty-eight at the back".
I don't see four stories buildings at this intersection. Two stories maximum. Was Raymond Chandler once again not checking the likelihood of his locations ?


Yeah, and Raymond Chandler had the nerve to call the star of The Blue Dahlia Miss Moronica Lake...
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(I also like the Route 66 marker in that photo...indicating Santa Monica Blvd.)

Martin Pal Nov 17, 2018 6:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 8382154)
I couldn't find that we ever determined what those buildings were just east of the Coliseum's peristyle end. If the buildings are being built, the photo is
likely from May or June 1923. If they're being torn down, the photo is probably from August or September 1923.
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Thanks, Flyingwedge, I never heard about that exhibition before!

You never know when one of the NLA unsolved mysteries will become solved. I don't believe that had been determined until now. (And that post was five years ago!)


Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 8382154)
Here is an article from the April 1923 edition of The American Cinematographer that describes the upcoming exhibition.

Read more about the exhibition here and also here.

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...psvhgeqaib.jpg

Jul 20, 1923, Los Angeles Times @ ProQuest via LAPL
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I was hoping Joe Roig would've been there. :)

AlvaroLegido Nov 17, 2018 7:17 PM

Moronica Lake
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 8382676)
Yeah, and Raymond Chandler had the nerve to call the star of The Blue Dahlia Miss Moronica Lake...
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... And forgot to give a forename and surname to the character that she plays in "The Blue Dahlia".

CityBoyDoug Nov 17, 2018 11:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Earl Boebert (Post 8381469)
Post deleted.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4889/...06bbb3_b_d.jpg
on file

Packard

GaylordWilshire Nov 17, 2018 11:12 PM

Another Perry Mason mystery building


https://i.postimg.cc/SR0GH4Ym/fallon1-bmp.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/5tB98q5p/fallon3-bmp.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/mkRHQgF1/fallon2-bmp.jpg

The third shot is a long wall between the first and second shots.... (Paul has now traded in his '58 T'bird for a '61--last full model year for to-the-rim wide whites)

ethereal_reality Nov 17, 2018 11:27 PM

I made a boo boo.

ethereal_reality Nov 18, 2018 12:10 AM

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Originally Posted by ChelseaFC
That looks like 3574 E. 1st St in the Boyle Heights/East LA area. Next to Tom's Burgers/Pastrami, which opened in 1956.

https://bizarrela.com/wp-content/upl...rst-Street.jpg

Thanks for your help ChelseaFC.

:previous: Your past and present comparison is perfectly lined up.




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Quote:

Originally Posted by Earl Boebert (Post 8382228)

:previous: Pretty sure the sign says "Tom's Drive In"

Cheers,
Earl

and you would be CORRECT Earl. :)



I was wondering when they updated the sign

from this...................................................................................to this
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YELP

It was sometime before 2007 oops, not necessarily

Go HERE and move the 2007 google-car one step forward. The sign goes from old to new. < Wrong again! I swear I saw the sign change.





*takes another sip of beer*

ethereal_reality Nov 18, 2018 12:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 8382681)
I was hoping Joe Roig would've been there. :)

ME TOO

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Handsome Stranger Nov 18, 2018 12:55 AM

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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 8382847)
Another Perry Mason mystery building

We're looking at a building on the southeasternmost corner of the Hollywood Center Studios lot (1040 N. Las Palmas Avenue) as seen from Romaine Street.

https://i.postimg.cc/SR0GH4Ym/fallon1-bmp.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/sDPmxK2K/HCS-1.jpg
[GSV]

https://i.postimg.cc/5tB98q5p/fallon3-bmp.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/4xB1bdV9/HCS-2.jpg
[GSV]

Hollywood Center Studios has since been renamed Sunset Las Palmas Studios. The "Fallon Paints" building was demolished not long ago, and the ground beneath it excavated. Construction has already begun on a new building.

Back in April I posted a couple of photos taken one Sunday during the demolition phase. Tomorrow I may go take some photos of what that corner looks like now.

ethereal_reality Nov 18, 2018 2:17 AM

:previos: Excellent job Handsome Stranger.




People lined up to see ALIEN at the Egyptian Theater, 1979.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/Stbf6W.jpg
DARIO WITER saved to Vintage L.A.


At first glance it looks like the old Pig n' Whistle is wearing a fake moustache. (in my demented imagination)



What, pray-tell, is written on the tall blue sign? (above the old 'Pig n' Whistle)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/PrqSDA.jpg
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It looks like London, Witches(?) and then...Ponies?




Also note the Pioneer Pigeon on the corner.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/2sdB7c.jpg
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The lime-green sign appears to say..Jambl's(?) or Jamgl's(?) (I don't see an e)

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ethereal_reality Nov 18, 2018 2:24 AM

Now, let's go even further back in time.....to 1966.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/uoFH4K.jpg
FINLAY BELCHER

It looks like there's going to be a premiere. (note the people in bleachers)

The movie playing is How To Steal A Million [1966]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/lW7b4R.jpg
IMDB







One last thing:

What's up with this sign to the left of the theater?

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I thought it was some sort of 'modern' design at first...now I just think the plexiglass fell off.

Does anyone remember what store this was in the late 1970s?




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Handsome Stranger Nov 18, 2018 2:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8382946)

What, pray-tell, is written on the tall blue sign? (above the old 'Pig n' Whistle)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/3...923/PrqSDA.jpg

It looks like London, Witches(?) and then...Ponies?

Just hazarding a guess here: London Britches Pants. If memory serves, a lot of retail outlets in the 1970s had "clever" names.

robeach11 Nov 18, 2018 4:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Otis Criblecoblis (Post 8382443)
Wow! I worked at this bank branch in 1982 and 1983, when it was Security Pacific. It was a marvelous old branch, full of ancient things. Our cash boxes said "Security Trust and Savings Bank" on them; that bank merged with First National Bank in 1929. When I tidied up the supply room one day, I found a box of 100 pen nibs. The safe-deposit boxes were all pinstriped.

Also, in the bathroom, which was also the janitor's room, was this massive, bulbous urinal. One day, a plumber came in to fish my contact lens out of the sink drain and told me that it was a design that was intended to serve both males and females.

I sure wish I had taken that box of pen nibs.

To link this to the thread theme: This intersection is also the location of the seedy office building where Canino poisons Harry Jones in The Big Sleep.


Why is everybody in this picture laughing?


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