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ethereal_reality Nov 20, 2018 8:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by santamonicadesign
There was a breakwater/pier where small boats docked. You can still see the remnants at low tide.

:previous: Thanks for the explanation santamonicadesign.

actually I had forgotten about it. :duh

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/uXk8cL.jpg
google earth

Sandbar/breakwater in the 1940s
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/DTlQlP.jpg


We're closer to the Santa Monica Pier than I initially thought.



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note skinny lochness monster beyond the breakwater

ethereal_reality Nov 20, 2018 9:02 PM

Martin Pal, the photographs of Wesley & Johnny's visit to Zanuck's beach house are AMAZING!

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/yvCH3g.jpg
flickr / jerical cat



BELOW: The red arrow points to the Zanuck home. The house at far right is visible in the photograph of Wesley and Johnny [shown above]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/kxKlUf.jpg
GSV I'm zoomed in from the beach walk so it's a bit blurry.





And an aerial view.

Zanuck house is outlined in Red.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/3JHeuA.jpg
google earth



And the obligatory view from PCH.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/zkrgZZ.jpg
GSV 546 Palisades Beach Road Santa Monica, CA





...and Norma Shearer just happened to stop by. :whistle:

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/3...921/v06nx1.jpg

odinthor Nov 20, 2018 10:45 PM

A hundred years ago today... (Articles spatially compacted by me.)

https://i.postimg.cc/cJxbnnwB/Forbes111.jpg
LA Times via ProQuest via CSULB Library

article continued in next image:

https://i.postimg.cc/B6t7hfh8/Forbes222.jpg

A little backstory from three years earlier:

https://i.postimg.cc/59YkL1YT/Forbes333.jpg
LA Times via ProQuest via CSULB Library

article continued in next image:

https://i.postimg.cc/7PFtNcS6/Forbes4444.jpg

(There are several other rather interesting related articles; but perhaps the above will suffice . . . )

nealberke Nov 21, 2018 10:22 AM

Fire sprinkler drains
 
I think they are drains for the fire sprinklers. The water would exit if the fire sprinklers came on. I've only seen floor drains like this once at the Angeles Furniture Warehouse in East Los Angeles. So, why didn't more buildings have drains like this? Did they assume that fire fighting water would drain down stairways or elevator shafts?

Here's an article from THE WEEKLY UNDERWRITER, Vol 106, Page 866, 1922 urging the use of fire scuppers. It looks like Walter O Lincoln is the author.

https://books.google.com/books?id=Py...writer&f=false

"PLEA MADE FOR SCUPPERS Walter 0 Lincoln underwriter inspector and chief engineer for several large fire companies with offices at 1 Liberty street New York has given special study to the need for scuppers in fire resistive buildings"...

ethereal_reality Nov 21, 2018 4:43 PM

nealberke is referring to this post.
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7475747)

Last night I posted about the Marine Exchange that used to sit atop Warehouse No.1 in San Pedro.

Here is a bit more about the six-story warehouse.

This illustration is from the Los Angeles Times, Dec. 6, 1914.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/VDpiAy.jpg
LA_Times



I was surprised to see architectural ornamentation like these Tiger Heads (they appear to be placed at each floor)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/9XmuYh.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Municipal_Warehouse_No._1


& if you look closely, there's a pipe in ea. lion's mouth, so they're not merely decorative.
(even though the wiki page simply calls them "decorative faces")

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/WxeF1R.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Municipal_Warehouse_No._1

So what are they? If they're downspouts, why would they be placed in a vertical line at each floor. Wouldn't they just be along the roof-line (like a gargoyle*)
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ethereal_reality Nov 22, 2018 3:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Noir_Noir (Post 8383045)
London Britches and Jambi's the same year 1979.

https://i.imgur.com/tjOKF4F.jpg
[url=http://hollywoodphotographs.com/photos/lrg/HB-525.jpg]hollywoodphotographs.com[/url

You can catch a glimpse of Jambi's in this photo.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/tHugW3.jpg
Matt Sweeney / mudstonephotos

..several Matt Sweeney photographs have been posted on NLA over the years..but I think we might have missed this one. (and I doubt we would have noticed Jambi's)





I believe this is Matt Sweeney.

(it was included in an article about him)
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/JnDL6x.jpg
thecandidframed

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ethereal_reality Nov 22, 2018 7:30 PM

HAPPY THANKSGIVING NOIRISHERS!

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/zNsV1E.jpg
The turkey is like..."What the heck are you gonna' do with that ax lady?"






Jeanne Crain [pictured above] is in of my favorite movies, 'A Letter to Three Wives" [1949]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/3...922/5awdmk.jpghttps://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/3...922/pdRmxi.jpg


If you haven't seen it..you're in for a real treat. :)

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ethereal_reality Nov 22, 2018 7:33 PM

OH what the heck! Here's another photo of turkeys in distress.

This one was taken in Elysian Park. [1930?] (no doubt at the police academy)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/iJ7KvL.jpgOLD FILE

Those ladies are badass.

ethereal_reality Nov 23, 2018 11:18 PM

mystery location....and....mystery X

I ran across this interesting photograph on ebay. [just this afternoon]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...921/hBowT1.pnghttps://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/kLaTIA.jpg
EBAY

All that's written on the back is "Los Angeles Avenue".

The only Los Angeles Avenue I could find was in Monrovia, and it's flat as can be. (unlike the street shown in the photograph)
of course....we all know Los Angeles Street.

I thought the X would be explained on the back.....but noooooooo. :no:





here's a larger view
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/L7YjGw.jpg
EBAY




update:

oops...I forgot the photographer's stamp.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/v6Zf2F.jpg
DETAIL

Good news! it includes the date....April 13, 1934.

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Noir_Noir Nov 24, 2018 1:26 AM

:previous:



It's Los Angeles Avenue in Berkeley.


https://i.imgur.com/WjtivFj.jpg
GSV

Flyingwedge Nov 24, 2018 6:02 AM

Unidentified House
 
Here are what I believe are three photos of the outside of the same house. Does it look familiar to anyone? The curving wheel
tracks in the street might be a clue to the home's location (all photos are c. 1890-1908):

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

photCL_555_06_356 at Huntington Digital Library, Ernest Marquez Collection


In the foreground, the sidewalk's 90-degree angle seems a bit unusual, given the apparent lack of a cross-street, but it would
explain the wheel tracks in the first photo. Perhaps the street jogged or had a corner that was later rounded off?:

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

photCL_555_06_357 at Huntington Digital Library, Ernest Marquez Collection


At left, the home in the distance might be a helpful landmark to someone. At right is what appears to be the front of the house
seen in the previous two photos, so let's say the side of the unidentified house with the chimney is the left side:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...psc26v6g7b.jpg

photCL_555_06_358 at Huntington Digital Library, Ernest Marquez Collection


From the previous image, here is a closer view showing the two windows flanking the chimney on the left side of the house.
Try to imagine what the inside of this corner room might look like . . . .

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...psqgmfbf7w.jpg



Is this the inside of that corner room? The windows flanking the fireplace look like the ones in the previous photo:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...pscmfsl61y.jpg

photCL_555_06_410 at Huntington Digital Library, Ernest Marquez Collection

Tikiman Nov 24, 2018 9:47 AM

Speaking of Santa Monica, this is a film said to be set in the 1940s but it looks like the early 50's to me judging from a couple of the cars.

Video Link

Earl Boebert Nov 24, 2018 3:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tikiman (Post 8389104)
Speaking of Santa Monica, this is a film said to be set in the 1940s but it looks like the early 50's to me judging from a couple of the cars.

Video Link

I would guess no earlier than 1956, based on what appears to be a Lincoln Continental at 3:40 or so.

Cheers,

Earl

Scott Charles Nov 24, 2018 6:55 PM

A couple of great photos just posted at John Bengtson's SilentLocations website. My apologies if they have been posted here before; with this thread being nearly 2,500 pages at this point, I'll admit I can't remember every photo that has been posted here before.

Birdseye view of the proposed site for Union Station in Los Angeles, August 27, 1935
Full-sized image at the USC Digital Library

https://i.imgur.com/IjswnzU.jpg

My favorite part of the above photo is this view of Fort Hill:

https://i.imgur.com/9DE2ej4.jpg

Also, didn't this “LUMBER” building feature in a recent post here? I thought the building appeared in a MOVIE that was posted here recently, but if so I couldn't find the post:

https://i.imgur.com/DleAk4i.jpg


Facing south towards City Hall and the Civic Center from Chinatown at the corner of North Alameda Street and Main Street
Full-sized image at the USC Digital Library

https://i.imgur.com/MpiOffY.jpg

This is a great photo, sharp and clear and full of legible signs. You can see Saint Vibiana's Cathedral in the top right corner of this crop:

https://i.imgur.com/ywKGtKy.jpg

The Signal Gas Station (right above the pair of palms) is now a Chevron station. <--- Incorrect, I'm off by one block. Please see this post by BillinGlendaleCA for the correct location.

HossC Nov 24, 2018 7:19 PM

:previous:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scott Charles (Post 8389358)

Also, didn't this “LUMBER” building feature in a recent post here? I thought the building appeared in a MOVIE that was posted here recently, but if so I couldn't find the post:

https://i.imgur.com/DleAk4i.jpg

You posted the videos exactly a month ago. Here's part of my reply:

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8357309)

We're starting at Alameda and heading down Macy Street. The image above shows the "BER" of "LUMBER" on the Kerckhoff building.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...acyStClip2.jpg
USC Digital Library


Scott Charles Nov 24, 2018 8:35 PM

Thank-you, HossC! I don't know why I couldn't locate that post - I think I have too many things on my mind lately.

Here is a link to your full post, which goes over the area in greater detail: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=49352

HossC Nov 24, 2018 9:11 PM

:previous:

Scott Charles, you give me a good chance to give a little info, and to repeat a request that's been made here before.

As long as posts are quoted correctly (i.e. the QUOTE and /QUOTE tags remain intact), the small blue arrow (see below) provides a link back to the original post. The link will show the post in context rather than as a single post.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z.../LAQuotes1.jpg

This very useful function is lost when quotes are badly edited and the QUOTE tags get accidentally deleted/mangled. Even more annoyingly, the damaged quotes can normally be fixed very quickly and easily to restore the link - I'm quite happy to help if anyone wants to PM me.

Please do edit quotes - there's no need to repeat 10 pictures to make a short comment about the sixth one, but don't delete the first and last lines.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z.../LAQuotes2.jpg

Scott Charles Nov 24, 2018 9:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8389447)
:previous:

Scott Charles, you give me a good chance to give a little info, and to repeat a request that's been made here before.

Good info... I never knew that little arrow took you back to the quoted post. That makes things a lot easier... especially when someone quotes a post that first appeared six forum pages back. Thanks!

AlvaroLegido Nov 25, 2018 7:59 PM

Fort Hill 1935
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scott Charles (Post 8389358)
My favorite part of the above photo is this view of Fort Hill:

https://i.imgur.com/9DE2ej4.jpg

At this point, Fort Hill looked like a slice of cake.

CityBoyDoug Nov 25, 2018 10:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlvaroLegido (Post 8389977)
At this point, Fort Hill looked like a slice of cake.

The original LA was a series of hills and ravines. Over the last 150 years these have been reduced to virtually a flat-land.

The Bunker Hill acreage was worth a fortune....therefore it was doomed and wiped off the map. It didn't stand a sliver of a chance at survival.

Yes, a piece of cake....removed by a slice at a time. Note top of photo below.

https://i.imgur.com/IjswnzU.jpg
previously posted here


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