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ethereal_reality Sep 8, 2009 2:40 AM

Be sure to see, in my opinion, the best of the color photographs in the previous post. (#260)


A very blue Los Angeles mid 1960s.

http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/4...0616lifem1.jpg
Ralph Crane for Life Magazine.

ethereal_reality Sep 8, 2009 2:46 AM

http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/1...lphcranenh.jpg
LIFE Magazine

ethereal_reality Sep 8, 2009 2:51 AM

I believe this is Dodger Stadium under construction. I could be wrong.


http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/7...info1960sa.jpg
LIFE

ethereal_reality Sep 8, 2009 3:00 AM

One more color photograph from the mid 1960s.


http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/6...ifetr1960s.jpg
LIFE

JDRCRASH Sep 8, 2009 2:40 PM

Thanks Ethereal!

ethereal_reality Sep 8, 2009 8:23 PM

You're welcome.

sopas ej Sep 9, 2009 7:05 AM

Great photos, ethereal! It's cool to see old color photos, it makes it easier to imagine what things might've looked like in real life back then.

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From the USC archive, the Pacific Southwest Trust and Savings Bank building in Pasadena in 1925. This building still exists.
http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/303...uthwesttru.jpg

ethereal_reality Sep 10, 2009 12:24 AM

^^^That's a beautiful building.

ethereal_reality Sep 12, 2009 6:58 PM

A beautiful art deco Ralph's 1949.
Does anyone know where this was located (sopas_ej?)


http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/5...949ssilber.jpg
juliewilsonsworld

ethereal_reality Sep 12, 2009 7:39 PM

Another art deco gem can be seen in the distance on the right.
It's the department store Bullocks Wilshire.

The photo is from 1954


http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/9...uliewilson.jpg
juliewilsonsworld

ethereal_reality Sep 12, 2009 7:44 PM

Here's another photo from June 1954.


It's a view of Hill Street near 6th Street, downtown L.A.

http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/8...ear6thstju.jpg
METRO Library archives





below: Broadway Place and Main Street in the 1940s.


http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/8...yplaceandm.jpg
METRO Library archives





below: Downtown, 6th and Main.


http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/4...ain1956met.jpg
METRO Library archives





below: Downtown, 7th and Main.

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/3...yat7thstme.jpg
METRO Library archive

ethereal_reality Sep 12, 2009 8:25 PM

below: Broadway at 11th Street with the Los Angeles Examiner Bldg.



http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/4...yat11thlae.jpg
METRO Library archives




below: A block north of the previous photo, Broadway at Olympic Blvd.
You can still see the L.A. Examiner Bldg in the distance.


http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/6...yatolympic.jpg
METRO Library archives

sopas ej Sep 13, 2009 2:08 AM

:previous:
VERY cool photos, ethereal!

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 4452767)
A beautiful art deco Ralph's. 1949
Does anyone know where this was located (sopas_ej?)


http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/5...949ssilber.jpg
juliewilsonsworld

Judging by the very unique, distinctive bases of the lamp posts and the stenciled street sign on the curb, this is somewhere on Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills...

Just now, looking at a book I have, it says that it was at the northeast corner of Wilshire Blvd. and Crescent Drive. It was designed by Stiles O. Clements, who also designed, among other notable buildings, the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, the Wiltern and our beloved, long-ago demolished Richfield building in downtown LA. The picture in the book I have is black-and-white and small, so, this color photo is really amazing to me.

ethereal_reality Sep 13, 2009 4:52 PM

^^^ I actually didn't expect you to have an answer for that one sopas_ej.
And here you are, with an answer AND many details. :)

That book you have must be........magic. (cue spooky music)

ethereal_reality Sep 13, 2009 5:45 PM

I'm back.

I was thinking about the Ralphs photo.

I would LOVE to see a night version.
Can you imagine the lighting scheme on the center tower/pylon.
The two sides are obviously translucent.
I imagine a spot shooting straight up the white surface,
especially in the center along the vertical lines.

The Ralphs logos were obviously in red (with indirect lighting?)
Perhaps the translucent areas, I mentioned before, were also red.
And it looks as if there were rotating R's on the corners of the building.

That black and white photo you mentioned sopas_ej ;
is it by chance a night shot?

sopas ej Sep 13, 2009 6:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 4453898)
I'm back.

I was thinking about the Ralphs photo.

I would LOVE to see a night version.
Can you imagine the lighting scheme on the center tower/pylon.
The two sides are obviously translucent.
I imagine a spot shooting straight up the white surface,
especially in the center along the vertical lines.

The Ralphs logos were obviously in red (with indirect lighting?)
Perhaps the translucent areas, I mentioned before, were also red.
And it looks as if there were rotating R's on the corners of the building.

That black and white photo you mentioned sopas_ej ;
is it by chance a night shot?

Sorry to say, the photo in the book is a day shot. But I can imagine what you described, and I think that would look really awesome.

According to the book I have, Stiles O. Clements designed the buildings for Ralphs with the company sign and building as one structure.

ethereal_reality Sep 14, 2009 1:44 AM

Clement's design was obviously meant to impress at night.

Do you think these night photos are hidden away in some obscure file
in the Stiles O. Clements archive (if there is an archive)?

ethereal_reality Sep 15, 2009 1:12 AM

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/5...1940lineup.jpg
unknown

ethereal_reality Sep 15, 2009 1:15 AM

In a dramatic photograph, a Ford Tri-Motor buzzes City Hall.



http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/8...motoroverc.jpg
USC Digital archive

ethereal_reality Sep 15, 2009 1:31 AM

.......even more dramatic.



http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/7...airplanem1.jpg
unknown



noir......sweet....noir.
I'd love to be in that airplane.


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