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ethereal_reality Mar 4, 2019 4:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 8493349)
Hmmmm. e_r, might I interest you in a Belcano Cosmetics?

https://i.postimg.cc/5yNVsznK/Belcano.jpg
LA Times 5/8/1938 via ProQuest via CSULB Library.

Perhaps the newspaper's ad has a typo....?


odinthor, after enlarging the photograph even more I see the watermark is blocks parts of the B making it look like a S. ( :previous: I see Valentino beat me to it. Good eye Valentino!

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/xr01Kz.jpg[/SIZE]
detail

So the directory is correct odinthor. The Belcano Cosmetics on La Bea is obviously a retail outlet.






Here is a bit more on the Belcano Cosmetic Co.

In the world of compact collecting the beautiful compact [shown below] is a highly sought after item. I believe it dates to 1929.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/vBt2DD.jpg
collectingvintagecompacts


It features a nude figure holding a flower...in some type of grotto.





Belcano also offered this fine looking, less expensive, cardboard 'table top' box.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/3dUKg1.jpg
collectingvintagecompacts





In more recent years, Belcano included a P.O. box in N. Hollywood in its ads.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...921/4sOa9W.jpg

Supposedly, the Belcano Cosmetic Co. is still in business.


To read more about Belcano, and see two more examples of their attractive compacts / powder boxes go HERE

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Lorendoc Mar 4, 2019 6:46 PM

1028 N Alameda
 
All those police cars...
https://i.imgur.com/8oCqwxA.jpg

...look like they are still there :cop:
https://i.imgur.com/66zeWAk.jpg
Google Maps

oldstuff Mar 4, 2019 7:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lwize (Post 8491991)
I've been working in Toluca Lake recently, and noticed this building. It kinda reminds my of the old Ralph's supermarkets, with the rotunda and spanish tile roof, not to mention the rooftop sign.

The building is located at 10155 Riverside Drive, Toluca Lake.

Does anyone have the original picture of this Ralph's location (or not)?


http://larry.wizegallery.com/VWV/Riverside.jpg
(GSV hosted be me)


It was never a Ralph's market. If I recall correctly, it was an Italian/seafood restaurant. I can't remember the name for sure. It was forbidden by my parents since it had a rather prominent bar in the building, and because of it being forbidden, I always wanted to go there when I was a child. I think that I did go there once as an adult, before it changed to a Japanese place.

Beaudry Mar 4, 2019 8:29 PM

Some sad news to report this morning, one of Elijah Hook Workman's 1875 MBF is down...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7856/...e8960339_z.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7889/...ac70ec15_z.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7922/...ae78a698_h.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7910/...cfbdcd19_h.jpg

...maybe it's just an act of God and I'm too quick to point fingers, buuuut the City of Los Angeles has never been known for its arborists. In fact, they're famously known for shameful maintenance of its trees (when they don't just destroy them altogether).

Martin Pal Mar 4, 2019 9:29 PM

:previous::previous:

Because the past several years have been so dry there have been numerous reports of trees being blown down in mild winds. And February is usually our wettest month at around a little more than 5 inches on average, which it hasn't rained that much in February in years. This year February was double that at around a little more than 10 inches!

Perhaps these things were contributing factors.


Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8493249)
This is interesting as well.

"circa 1950 historic Los Angeles Hollywood Chaplin Studios"

EBAY
____________________________________________


At the eBay link it looks like this seller has 4 other photos that I think would be worth posting of the Chaplin Studios area. (I don't have the means to today.)

I mean, I can hotlink them, but they'll disappear...(small size)
https://i.ebayimg.com/thumbs/images/...y5j/s-l200.jpg https://i.ebayimg.com/thumbs/images/...y5k/s-l200.jpg https://i.ebayimg.com/thumbs/images/...y5e/s-l200.jpg https://i.ebayimg.com/thumbs/images/...y5g/s-l200.jpg

odinthor Mar 4, 2019 10:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beaudry (Post 8494087)
Some sad news to report this morning, one of Elijah Hook Workman's 1875 MBF is down...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7856/...e8960339_z.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7889/...ac70ec15_z.jpg

[...]


https://i.postimg.cc/RZhjB0Ly/cry.jpg

ethereal_reality Mar 4, 2019 10:32 PM

Thanks for the heads up Martin Pal. I was so excited when I came across the photo of the Universal International car pulling out of the Chaplin Studio gate, I didn't notice
the additional photographs listed separately.



Here's a rare view from within the studio. We're looking west...towards the gate on La Brea.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/CnA4Pc.jpg
https://www.ebay.com/itm/2878-030-ci....c100005.m1851

The studio is quite utilitarian once you get past the elaborate exterior.







The Chaplin Studios gate on La Brea.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/5lihJ6.jpg
https://www.ebay.com/itm/2878-019-ci....c100005.m1851





The Chaplin Studio along La Brea (looking southeast) A rather LARGE soundstage is visible.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/AqvVfy.jpg






And lastly, another rare view from inside the Chaplin Studios.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/61xLPs.jpg
https://www.ebay.com/itm/2878-033-ci....c100005.m1851

note the two British looking telephone booths.

Thanks again Martin Pal. :)

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ethereal_reality Mar 5, 2019 1:58 AM

I find it difficult to believe that this photograph [from 1916] was taken only four or five blocks east of The Plaza

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/WP4m8J.jpg.

Do you think it's possible?





The photograph is from this ad.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/BWHCZj.jpg
https://archive.org/stream/losangele...e/213/mode/1up


Works, 741 Lyon Street

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/oaPuHm.jpg

search purposes. Raymond Stone Company. Office, 612 - 614 - 616 Laughlin Building. Works, 741 Lyon Street, Los Angeles California

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Mstimc Mar 5, 2019 4:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beaudry (Post 8494087)

...maybe it's just an act of God and I'm too quick to point fingers, buuuut the City of Los Angeles has never been known for its arborists. In fact, they're famously known for shameful maintenance of its trees (when they don't just destroy them altogether).

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 8494174)
:previous::previous:

Because the past several years have been so dry there have been numerous reports of trees being blown down in mild winds. And February is usually our wettest month at around a little more than 5 inches on average, which it hasn't rained that much in February in years. This year February was double that at around a little more than 10 inches!

Perhaps these things were contributing factors.

Well, speaking as a long-time Public Works employee from a city in the OC, I must agree; LA is notorious for poor urban forest management practices. A few years ago I read a report from the LA City Auditor saying the city was trying to implement a tree trimming plan to reduce the trim interval from an average of 100 years to 50. My city, with a similar tree population as far as age and diversity, trims trees every three to four years. Neglecting proper tree care gets the results you see in the photos.

Noir_Noir Mar 5, 2019 5:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8494531)
I find it difficult to believe that this photograph [from 1916] was taken only four or five blocks east of The Plaza

Do you think it's possible?

The photograph is from this ad.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/BWHCZj.jpg
https://archive.org/stream/losangele...e/213/mode/1up



Their quarry was in the town of Knowles in Madera County, 263 miles north of Lyon Street according to Google Maps.


https://i.imgur.com/1ZNVcTV.jpg
cdnc.ucr.edu - Los Angeles Herald - 31 December 1913


https://i.imgur.com/8VKk024.jpg
quarriesandbeyond.org

robeach11 Mar 5, 2019 7:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8491818)
enigmatic mystery location.



"Dance Party LA 1923."

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/bQ2z3F.jpg
DENSHO

Caption on reverse: "Little Tokyo, Los Angeles 1923. 'Dance Party.'

Caption by Ike Hatchimonji I believe he is the person the arrow is pointing to.

Unless I'm mistaken, the photograph was taken on the upper floor of an old house in 'Little Tokyo'.

Photographer: Ninomiya L.A.


Does anyone idea where this might have been taken?

...or know where Ike Hatchimonji lived around 1923? Of course this location isn't necessarily his home. (but it would be a good place to start searching)
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The only Ike Hatchimonji I find was born in 1928 and just passed away in 2018. No Hatchimonji surnames listed in known L.A. directories until 1962.http://www.fukuimortuary.com/obituary/ike-hatchimonji-

Silver Ed Mar 5, 2019 7:31 AM

144 Year Old Tree at Olvera Street
 
:( Awww, this is heartbreaking. That tree witnessed so much history in 3 different centuries :sly:. Back in November 2018, I had taken an spontaneous picture of the tree. Well, in its honor, I've decided to share it here. Indeed! Martin Pal, This has been quite a wet winter, so no doubt so many previous years of drought contributed to its failing health.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7883/...848620a4_b.jpg

Own Work

Flyingwedge Mar 5, 2019 8:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Silver Ed (Post 8494750)
:( Awww, this is heartbreaking. That tree witnessed so much history in 3 different centuries :sly:. Back in November 2018, I had taken an spontaneous picture of the tree. Well, in its honor, I've decided to share it here. Indeed! Martin Pal, This has been quite a wet winter, so no doubt so many previous years of drought contributed to its failing health.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7883/...848620a4_b.jpg

Own Work

Yes, this is very sad. Thank you for sharing your personal photo of that tree, and thanks to Beaudry for the heads up.

I guess that's the same tree below at left in 1888, blocking part of the Pico House. The photo is zoomable, so use the link to take a closer look:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 7848908)

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...pssgbzs7od.jpg

UCLA/Islandora ("Gated entrance to the plaza, Los Angeles, 1883" [sic])


Martin Pal Mar 5, 2019 5:56 PM

:previous:

Agree! Thanks Silver Ed for your personal photo of the tree!


Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8494284)
Thanks for the heads up Martin Pal.
___________________________________________________________________


And thank you for posting them, E_R! They are some fine photos of the Chaplin Studio. Does everyone agree with the seller's date of the photos being from 1950? The cars are the only datable references, I guess.

I read something about the Chaplin Studios I don't recall knowing about: "The expansion of La Brea Avenue in 1928–29 forced the physical movement of the buildings adjacent to the street back 15 feet (4.6 m) from their original locations."

ethereal_reality Mar 5, 2019 8:09 PM

Tribute to the, recently fallen, Moreton Fig, The Plaza - Los Angeles CA

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/9EXpKU.jpg
Dave McMenamin at Las Angelitas del Pueblo




THE PLANTER

Elijah H. Workman, shown in 1860.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/W0KeKD.jpg
homestead blog

"By the 1870s the Moreton Figs had arrived in Southern California, shipped across the long breadth of the Pacific as seeds or saplings.
In 1875, Elijah Hook Workman planted a quartet of them around the Los Angeles Plaza as part of an early civic beautification program.
More than thirteen decades later, Workman's trees still shade the historic plaza today."
from KCET







Elijah H. Workman Residence, Main and 11th Streets, Los Angeles, ca.1870.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/eBSEMA.jpg
homesteadmuseum

The photo is titled “Los Angeles From the South” and looks to be from a vantage point just south of 11th Street and west of Main Street.


The Homestead Museum does a remarkable job describing the photograph.

"The photo shows Elijah H. Workman's handsome one-story residence with a rear enclosed kitchen (note the smoke coming from the chimney in this space.) Some of his ornamental garden is observable around the structure, while the cultivated farm portion is to the north within the fully fenced property bounded by Main Street on the east, Broadway on the west, 10th Street to the north, and 11th Street on the south.

In the distance, as Main wends its way north, just past a lone horse-driven vehicle is the split where Spring Street veers to the left at 9th Street (renamed Olympic Boulevard for the 1932 Olympic Games.) Much of the small town of Los Angeles, with a population of roughly 6,000 persons, is in view."

In fact, looking straight behind the peak of the roof of Elijah’s home in the distance is the white clocktower of the Market House, built by Jonathan Temple in 1859 as a commercial structure. With a slumbering economy, though, the building was leased to the city and county and became city hall, the office of the county supervisors, and the county courthouse.

To the far left appears to be St. Vincent’s College, highlighted in a recent post on this blog, which was situated near the Central Park that was quite new when this photo was taken. The hills west of the old downtown, including Fort Moore Hill and Poundcake Hill, are at the upper left, while what looks to be the Verdugo Mountains near modern Glendale are further off in the distance.




R.I.P. beautiful tree. :(

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ethereal_reality Mar 5, 2019 8:42 PM

once more
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...921/BWHCZj.jpg
1916 directory
Quote:

Originally Posted by Noir_Noir (Post 8494692)
Their quarry was in the town of Knowles in Madera County, 263 miles north of Lyon Street according to Google Maps.

That sounds more like it. Thanks Noir Noir.

..but I'm still trying to find a photograph of the Raymond Stone Company 'Works' at 741 Lyon Street.

This is as close as I got.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/hhuNTz.jpg
detail

Complete photograph below.









We've seen it before) ---it's so cool I decided to post it again. :)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/vKDhf8.jpgUSC

Plaza Union Station site near Civic Center in bird's-eye view, Los Angeles ca.1934.


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Silver Ed Mar 6, 2019 6:57 AM

Angel's Knoll to become Angel's Landing?
 
I was wondering why Angel's Knoll park was closed off when I passed by there a week ago.
Apparently, there are development projects awaiting in its premises, called Angel's Landing.
It will include 2 mixed use towers; composed of apartments, condos, and restaurants.
One of the towers might become LA's 2nd tallest skyscraper.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7817/...bdc7ef33_z.jpg
Handel Architects
https://www.latimes.com/business/la-...530-story.html
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7848/...c096da35_z.jpg
Handel Architects
https://www.latimes.com/business/la-...530-story.html

Inevitably, some of the last vestiges of the old Bunker Hill neighborhood will certainly be demolished.
:shrug:
A retaining wall still stands facing Hill Street in between Angel's Flight and 4th Street.
Higher above the retaining wall once ran Clay Street, which no longer exists.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7835/...56ebc546_z.jpg
Own Work

This portion stands next to the stairway that follows Angel's Flight.
Though, I'm not sure if it's related to the old Bunker Hill days.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7848/...e87e21ac_z.jpg
Own Work

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7914/...11cfcf5f_z.jpg
Own Work

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7889/...85d826e4_z.jpg
Own Work

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7829/...a7cf77ae_z.jpg
Own Work

Anyhow, Angel Knoll will be the last portion of the entire original hill to be intact and exposed.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7807/...83c1529f_z.jpg
Google Maps

On a better day
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7857/...bbeb8910_z.jpg
Own Work

Lastly, for several years goats have been commissioned to eat away weeds growing throughout
Angel’s Knoll’s steep incline LOL :frog: :D
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7837/...a736997074.jpg
Tony Pierce
https://latimesblogs.latimes.com/unl...ls-flight.html

SHERIFFPAUL Mar 6, 2019 6:13 PM

The Crab Cooker
 
The Crab Cooker, which moved into the 1930 building in 1951, is Orange County’s oldest family-owned and operated restaurant and fish market exclusively serving seafood. It was torn down this year for a re-build. So sad a great building and great food. Looking for historic photos.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4QzRgRjnst...0/IMG_8417.JPG

Noir_Noir Mar 6, 2019 7:02 PM

The Crab Cooker
 
Not the greatest picture, Santa and his seahorses get in the way. This one is from December 1969.


https://i.imgur.com/0vdlpQu.jpg
Facebook - Newport Beach Historical Society

Martin Pal Mar 6, 2019 7:28 PM

Don't Look Up Here!
 
.
This is a photo on the wall in the restaurant:

https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/me...-more-then.jpgTrip Advisor

It says: You are in this building now. This is the way it looked in the 1930's and the 1940's. Nothing has changed. Except now we keep fish in the vault.


The Crab Cooker, May, 1975...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7386/...71920c9d_b.jpg
Orange County Archives/Flickr


Not Vintage...but add a few cars and it looks that way...

https://i0.wp.com/westoceanfrontmaga...24%2C568&ssl=1Ocean Front Magazine

Taken May, 2018!

The article states the reason it's getting rebuilt: "The planned demolition was the result of nearby construction from VUE Newport, a high-end condominium complex and burgeoning restaurant hub, which caused major structural damage to The Crab Cooker building."

Other interesting items: The original long-time owner, Bob Roubian was an artist, poet, musician, sculptor, fisherman, community activist and carpenter. He hand-carved the front door of The Crab Cooker, a labor of love for his beloved establishment. During hard times, Roubian—who penned songs for Capitol Records in the 50's—wrote a rockabilly tune, “The Popcorn Song (Too Pooped to Pop)” with country star Cliffie Stone to pay the bills.

Roubian also saw The Crab Cooker’s legacy grow; famed diners like John Wayne, Richard Nixon, James Cagney and Nicolas Cage all frequented its hallowed walls under his watch.


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