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HossC Feb 21, 2017 9:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 7718425)

A few penny-farthings from LAPL. None of the pictures come with date or location. Is this first one an early cycling club?

Five men with their bicycles

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...yFarthing1.jpg
LAPL

Woman on a penny farthing

This one gives a longer description:

Lucille Pinson wearing a Swim Easy bathing suit with the emblem of the "Sea Breeze Beach Club," sits about a "penny-farthing" bicycle. She balances the bicycle with one foot upon a wooden horse, set next to the bicycle.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...yFarthing2.jpg
LAPL

They also came in children's sizes.

Two boys with their bicycles

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...yFarthing3.jpg
LAPL

ethereal_reality Feb 21, 2017 10:03 PM

:previous:

How many of you remember this tricyclist?

http://imageshack.com/a/img924/3807/SIV93m.gif

tovangar2 Feb 21, 2017 10:06 PM

Ralph C Flewelling - Electric Fountain
 
:previous: "Laugh-In"


Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7719232)

Today's Julius Shulman post takes us back to school. It's "Job 520: Ralph Flewelling, Warren Lane School (Inglewood, Calif.), 1949".

Flewelling seemed to have specialized in schools, but he also did the nla favorite, "Electric Fountain (1931) at Santa Monica & Wilshire, Beverly Gardens Park, Beverly Hills:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/CA...=w1061-h535-no
canyon news

Merrell Gage designed the sculpture. The Women's Club of Beverly Hills provided funding; the land was donated by Rodeo Land and Water Company.

Flyingwedge Feb 22, 2017 1:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7719340)
'mystery' location

"Santa Monica beach houses 1960s from original 35mm slide "

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/lyLD5Q.jpg
ebay
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This is 28th St. and Manhattan Ave. in Hermosa Beach. The building with the green roof to the right appears in both photos,
and the two buildings behind the white commercial building on the corner also appear to be the same, though remodeled:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...z.jpg~original

GSV Nov 2014

ethereal_reality Feb 22, 2017 1:42 AM

:previous: Good sleuthing FW. I don't know how you were able to figure that out.


Here's another 'mystery' location.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/YPkKtV.jpg
ebay

There's a street sign but it's difficult to read.



Here's how it was labeled on ebay.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/n5yZK7.jpg

note the question (?) mark behind "Beverly Hills." In other words, the seller doesn't really know.

To me, this doesn't look like Bev. Hills.

Flyingwedge Feb 22, 2017 2:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7719583)
:previous: Good sleuthing FW. I don't know how you were able to figure that out.


Here's another 'mystery' location.

It's labeled "1952 Color Slide California Beverly Hills? Mansion on Hill"


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/YPkKtV.jpg
ebay

This looks like Montana and Stanford, across from the Brentwood Country Club. The white house looks the same, though remodeled.

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...d.jpg~original

GSV Jan 2016

ethereal_reality Feb 22, 2017 2:10 AM

Whoa, that was fast FW! It's good to know they're still standing.

It looks like the middle one has added a port-hole window (and maybe a curved corner)

RudyJK Feb 22, 2017 2:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 7719611)
This looks like Montana and Stanford, across from the Brentwood Country Club. The white house looks the same, though remodeled.

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...d.jpg~original

GSV Jan 2016

I wonder if that white wavy retaining wall is still there amidst the shrubbery?

ethereal_reality Feb 22, 2017 2:37 AM

Two Norma Talmadge photographs currently on ebay.


"NORMA TALMADGE Vintage 11X14 Photo At Her SANTA MONICA HOME, DINNER FAMILY / FRIENDS"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/C9Vzwk.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NORMA-TALMAD...oAAOSw4A5YpPVG

I spy the three Talmadge sisters....Natalie...Norma...& Constance......and their mother.

I believe Mary Pickford's mother and sister are both present.

Rudolph Valentino is sitting next to "Mrs. Valentino" (I wonder if it's Jean Acker or Natasha Rambova?)





This second one is great but seems familiar (maybe it's been posted before on NLA)

Unless I'm mistaken, this is the first time a list of names has been added!!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/923/37wnQ5.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NORMA-TALMAD...3D262855010948

It would be fun to look into some of the lesser known names.









Enlarged to see all the details.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/YkpGGG.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/CfCJfo.jpg

tovangar2 Feb 22, 2017 2:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7719616)
Whoa, that was fast FW! It's good to know they're still standing.

It looks like the middle one has added a port-hole window (and maybe a curved corner)

There's more port-holes on the front:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/mH...A=w765-h448-no
741 s bristol, santa monica (1939) / gvs

It's a pity the owners felt that they had to add the chain-link round the back.

Zillow listing: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/7...20469320_zpid/


Quote:

Originally Posted by RudyJK (Post 7719636)
I wonder if that white wavy retaining wall is still there amidst the shrubbery?

Nah, it's gone:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ER...Q=w353-h479-no
https://www.homesnap.com/CA/Los-Ange...nue?a=30877273

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/AQ...w=w862-h389-no
google maps



P.S. Does anyone know why the neighborhood bulges into the country club like that? There's that extra heavy line of trees running SE along Centinela & Carmelina too. Looks like a watercourse:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/dy...g=w890-h528-no
google maps


ETA: Oh, here we go, it's Brentwood Canyon: http://westsidetoday.com/2014/09/19/...-lost-canyons/

"It is amazing that Brentwood Canyon survived. Although sections were filled in for Sunset, San Vicente and Montana Blvds. and the Brentwood Storm Drain project in 1960 obliterated most of the canyon that ran through the Brentwood Country Club, the canyon is still mostly intact. Had the developers come in the 1920s or later it is possible most of the canyon would have been filled in, but at the turn of the 20th Century the heavy machinery to do so wasn’t readily available and not cheap. Plus, the canyon added a rustic charm that helped put the “park” in Brentwood Park. Although Brentwood Canyon ends just north of Wilshire, it once extended further to roughly Santa Monica Blvd. and Berkeley Street. The dip in Arizona between Centinela Avenue and Franklin Street in Santa Monica, for example, is part of Brentwood Canyon."

The abrupt end of Brentwood Canyon at the 1100 block of McClellan, just a block north of Wilshire:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Ll...=w1070-h560-no
gsv

The vestigial "dip in Arizona", south of Wilshire:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/px...w=w806-h554-no
gsv

Brentwood Canyon, 1924, dry as a bone, looking SE from the air above Brentwood Country Club:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/4V...g=w600-h505-no
lapl (detail)

The water tower (upper right corner, above) doesn't exist anymore, but the Mt Olivet reservoir is still there on Franklin St.
(Marilyn Monroe spent much time at her psychiatrist's, Dr Ralph Greenson's, 1946 house near the reservoir at #902 Franklin Street.
She bought her own home just north of the country club.)


The Brentwood Park development: http://brentwoodpark.org/about/park-history/ (North of Brentwood Country Club)


Little canyon remnants snaking all over the place:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/RH...A=w876-h582-no
google maps




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VC351W Feb 22, 2017 6:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lorendoc (Post 7718770)
Wow! 2000 pages and 5 short of 40,000 posts...congrats to posters and lurkers and especially to e_r.

In celebration of Presidents' Day here is:

http://i.imgur.com/pdA59cK.jpg
UCLA Special Collections

The caption is "Elephants from Cole Brothers Circus crossing Olive Street with police escort in Los Angeles, Calif., 1953." I think this is Olive and Fourth:

http://i.imgur.com/YOgsX8V.jpg
GSV

...which would make the structure on the east side of Olive up from the Center Garage the Wales Apartments at 344 S. Olive, built in 1896 as the Bailey Building and demolished in 1963. The structure on the sec is still a garage, albeit without the "shady roof parking" and the 60 cent/day parking rates.


That garage on the right side is the one where Eddie Murphy comes out in the movie "48 Hours" driving a Porsche.

ScottyB Feb 22, 2017 8:05 AM

5th and Broadway
 
I don't remember seeing this interesting building before...info anyone?

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/606/32...626a4f46_b.jpg

and look! A delivery tricycle!

alanlutz Feb 22, 2017 8:07 AM

Congratulations to us.
 
I am very pleased to be a part of this group. I only have contributed a little but you have given to me SO MUCH. My understanding of LA history has grown exponentially over the last 4 years or so. Thank YOU ALL for YOUR Contributions!!!
To celebrate 1000 pages, I invited any of you to a meeting in DTLA and one person took me up on it. Hoping to come DTLA again soon. Don't have a date but if anyone is interested in a meetup, send me a message. My email should be part of my profile.

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7718556)


tovangar2 Feb 22, 2017 8:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ScottyB (Post 7719832)
I don't remember seeing this interesting building before...info anyone?

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/vI...g=w901-h394-no
Seaver Center

On the 1910 Baist it's labeled "The 5th St Department Store"
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/1g...g=w520-h514-no
historic mapworks

Millirons Department Store replaced the building w/ a much larger one which is still there.

Martin Pal Feb 22, 2017 4:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7719583)
:previous: Good sleuthing FW. I don't know how you were able to figure that out.
Here's another 'mystery' location.
There's a street sign but it's difficult to read.
Here's how it was labeled on ebay.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/n5yZK7.jpg

note the question (?) mark behind "Beverly Hills." In other words, the seller doesn't really know.

To me, this doesn't look like Bev. Hills.


Just wondering, when these mystery locations are identified, like this one or the Santa Monica Beach houses photo, which were determined to be in Hermosa Beach, does anyone go back to the eBay post and offer the seller this information?

Martin Pal Feb 22, 2017 4:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7719348)
While we're along the beach front.....

"1960s VENICE BEACH CALIFORNIA pretty girls beauty pageant - photo from original 35mm slide"

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That is a lovely colorful photo. I like looking at all the people sitting in the background, too. Something has caught the attention of those on the left side.

Heh..."pretty girls beauty pageant." Makes me wonder if there's other kinds!

Martin Pal Feb 22, 2017 4:55 PM

Since I'm posting a few comments today, I also want to say that many of you offer an amusing quip in your posts that often make me laugh or smile, and I thought it worth pointing out that I appreciate it when you guys do that, though I'm guessing if I kept posting that sentiment after each one it would become annoying! FYI!


Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7719364)
:previous:

How many of you remember this tricyclist?

http://imageshack.com/a/img924/3807/SIV93m.gif


The Decades channel has been airing Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In since December! I wish I could find the clip, or the episode,
but one of the 1969 shows has the tricyclist at the base of Angel's Flight while one of the cars is descending.

tovangar2 Feb 22, 2017 7:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7720069)
Just wondering, when these mystery locations are identified, like this one or the Santa Monica Beach houses photo, which were determined to be in Hermosa Beach, does anyone go back to the eBay post and offer the seller this information?

741 S Bristol appears to be in Los Angeles, just over the line from Santa Monica. The street name changes from Bristol to Franklin at the border:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ij...w=w753-h512-no
google maps

I (gently) corrected a guy on eBay once who was selling a photo of Court Flight as Angels Flight. He did't appreciate it at all.

HossC Feb 22, 2017 7:31 PM

:previous:

I have sent many identifications and corrections to USC, and they're very much appreciated. I tried correcting another digital library once (I can't remember which, but it wasn't one of our usual suspects), and got a reply saying they'd pass the information on to the relevant person, but the description still hadn't changed several months later. I've never even thought about correcting eBay sellers.

HossC Feb 22, 2017 8:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 5798123)

Mobil Gas Station by Smith and Williams, Anaheim, CA. Photograph by Julius Shulman, 1955. © J. Paul Getty Trust.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8424/7...0d7a03b2_b.jpg
Anaheim-Mobil-1956-julius-shulman

Today's Julius Shulman subject isn't new to NLA, but I thought it was worth posting the other four color photos from the set. It's "Job 2202: Mobil Station (Anaheim, Calif.), 1956". Does anyone recognize the car on the far right?

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original

The colors vary a bit between shots. Unusually (for me!), I haven't changed them.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original

Competition wasn't far away - I spy a 76 sign on the far right.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...3.jpg~original

The last images shows spare tires and lubrication, although that looks like an air hose in the man's hands.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4.jpg~original

All from Getty Research Institute

The gas station was also featured in post #24729 by e_r, which includes an aerial showing its proximity to Disneyland. I followed-up in post #24738 with a comparative aerial view showing how fleeting the gas station's existence was.

At the time of my original post (August 2013), I commented that "The most recent GSV image shows an empty lot with a "Walgreens Coming Soon" sign." I can't see a Walgreens sign yet, but as of June 2016, this 5-story building was nearing completion on the site.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...5.jpg~original
GSV


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