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ethereal_reality Mar 29, 2017 10:38 PM

Thanks for the follow-ups & figuring out the location of the Classic Garage & Body Works Flyingwedge, tovangar2 and HossC.



recap: Mr. Meagher's 'death' car turning into the garage at 6245 Lexington Ave. (near Vine)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/c75yML.png
ucla archives / from last night


originally posted by FW
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...922/wDHuha.jpg



Here's a photograph of 'liquor dealer' and soon to be murdered Mr. Meagher and I assume his wife.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/gWwYk8.jpg
http://digital2.library.ucla.edu/vie...198/zz002hbnsv

He looks like a tough cookie. No wonder he was able to wrestle the gun away after he was shot.

(and what was the Mrs. Meagher doing inside with a sailor?)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/320...923/yafvOl.jpg





The Meagher home at 580 N. Irving Blvd. shortly after the murder. [ January 18, 1933 ]

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/rpppsU.jpg
http://digital2.library.ucla.edu/vie...198/zz002hbnqt

I hope that's OIL on the driveway and not blood :(




The home is still there but the view is blocked by a wall and shrubbery.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/qrnMn7.jpg
gsv

That looks like it might be the original driveway as well-------->

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I wonder if the people that live there now...................oh, never mind. ;)

HossC Mar 29, 2017 10:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Diamond-X (Post 7756152)

It appears that these photos can all be stitched together to form a panorama.

I was waiting for you to prove it, Diamond-X! When you didn't, I gave it a go. The first two stitch together nicely, but you'd need another intermediate image to get all the way around to the beach.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original
ssilberman/flickr originally posted by riichkay

ethereal_reality Mar 29, 2017 10:58 PM

:previous: That looks excellent Hoss. Good job!

tovangar2 Mar 30, 2017 12:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beaudry (Post 7756297)
I was narrowing down the address myself when I saw on this page that Central Grammar was on Washington, NW corner of Westminster.

You beat me to it :-)

ethereal_reality Mar 30, 2017 3:25 AM

I believe this is new to NLA.

Three young women dance around a flowering palm tree that grew at the astounding rate of one foot per day
in the yard of Mrs. F. P. Coves at 441 West 33rd Street, Los Angeles. [1925]

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/jdz10r.jpg
http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/D...wdate=&hidate=

If I'm not mistaken, this block of 33rd street was paved over for the Harbor Freeway in the 1950s.

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Mstimc Mar 30, 2017 4:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7756307)
_I wonder if the people that live there now...................oh, never mind. ;)

E_R, just for conversation at your next party, it's my understanding the standard disclosure form for a home sale requires the seller to state if anyone has died in the house. When my dad passed away in 2006, we sold his house and the realtor asked if he died there (no, BTW, in a very un-noirish hospital). The realtor said some people of certain cultures regard buying a home where someone died as bad luck. Not sure if driveways count....

ProphetM Mar 30, 2017 4:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7755431)
It doesn't seem to be one garage, just approved ones, like the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/jH...=w1006-h246-no
ebook



:previous:
The list (from 1920) is kinda long & in tiny type so I did't post it.
It's at the link above.

Does the Auto Club still contract with garages?

Well the 'under contract' terminology is not really used but yes, there are still 'AAA Approved' auto repair garages, in the same manner as AAA approved lodgings and restaurants. The closest one to the Classic Garage location is Bert's Garage at 1912 N. Cahuenga.

tovangar2 Mar 30, 2017 4:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7756555)
Three young women dance around a flowering palm tree
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That looks to be a yucca. Incredibly useful and also delicious.

odinthor Mar 30, 2017 5:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7757084)
That looks to be a yucca. Incredibly useful and also delicious.

Absolutely. Palms proper don't bloom like that! With that inflorescence, it could even be some (unfamiliar) species of Agave or (better?) Beschorneria that had had all of its leaves sliced off.

ethereal_reality Mar 30, 2017 5:49 PM

Yea, I wasn't so sure that was a palm either, but Los Angeles Public Library described it as a palm so I left it at that.

Also, is it really possible for a plant to grow a foot in one day? That's almost scary.

ethereal_reality Mar 30, 2017 5:56 PM

The dancing girls are kinda' cute. ;)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...922/Qwe4aL.png
detail



They sort of remind me of this.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...924/yCi9Li.jpgMatisse

tovangar2 Mar 30, 2017 6:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7757242)
Also, is it really possible for a plant to grow a foot in one day? That's almost scary.

Corn does, doesn't it? Kudzu does for sure.

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Thank you odinthor, you always know the proper names for everything.

Here's some baby (at least compared to that one of e_r's) beschorneria yuccoides:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/nk...w=w386-h514-no
pinterest

HossC Mar 30, 2017 7:00 PM

It's off to Huntington Beach for today's Julius Shulman post. This is "Job 5146: Kurt Meyer, Huntington Beach Civic Center (Huntington Beach, Calif.), 1974".

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

Here's a closer look from the opposite side.

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

An end view.

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

I've omitted a few shots of other angles, but couldn't leave out these fountains.

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

This is the back of the police department. Those squad cars remind me of countless TV shows and movies I watched in the '70s and '80s :).

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

There are a few arty shots in the set.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...6.jpg~original

This is one of four color images, but the only I'm posting.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...7.jpg~original

I assume that this last photo shows a meeting room.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...8.jpg~original

All from Getty Research Institute

The Civic Center and police department can still be found at 2000 Main Street, Huntington Beach. Apart from the solar panels, the exterior looks the same.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...9.jpg~original
GSV

odinthor Mar 30, 2017 8:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7757242)
Yea, I wasn't so sure that was a palm either, but Los Angeles Public Library described it as a palm so I left it at that.

Also, is it really possible for a plant to grow a foot in one day? That's almost scary.

It can happen. Back to Agaves, I've personally had Agave flower stalks literally grow 8 inches in a day, so 12 inches wouldn't surprise me. Grasses and Bamboos (Bamboos are grasses; Corn too, for that matter) can grow that fast. Tropical rain forest plants--trees and lianas--can do that; and I wouldn't put it past some Orchids. Yes, it is frightening!

ethereal_reality Mar 30, 2017 10:29 PM

Surprisingly, we haven't seen this photograph from the USC Digital Archives on NLA.



Russell's Studio Inn at W. Pico Blvd. and Fox Hills Drive. [1936]

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/i2Xv2p.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/84874/rec/7




Here's a closer look...

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/V6GPlk.jpgdetail




To tell you the truth, I was quite shocked to find it still standing!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/50WOGk.jpg
gsv / 2017

But it looks a bit worse for wear. :(







In this view we're looking east on W. Pico Blvd. Russell's can be seen on the left.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/l5MLiZ.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/84874/rec/7



A closer look.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/8I41lw.jpgdetail




....and in 2014.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/kIdqVy.jpg
gsv

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Oh, a couple more things.



The bench in front of Russell's has 'Fox Film Corporation' written on it.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/Cup9pz.jpg
detail


Fox Studio is practically next door.

Do you suppose the mansard roofed building in the distance could be a film set? (red arrow below)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/Y29Iyl.jpgdetail



These photographs exist because Tommy Hughes, driving a 1932 Ford Roadster, ran over a pedestrian in front of Russell's.


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/kMp1SQ.jpghttp://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/0k49st.jpg

You can see all of photographs (including two of the roadster) here:
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/84874/rec/7

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tovangar2 Mar 30, 2017 11:14 PM

:previous:

Flyingwedge took us to Russell's Studio Inn, but not the full images or the notes:

http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=27477

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7757561)
In this view we're looking east on W. Pico Blvd. Russell's can be seen on the left.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/l5MLiZ.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/84874/rec/7

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That's our local rec center on the right:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/hl...=w1022-h372-no
gsv


What's that little tower peeking out over the roof of Russell's in the historic pix?

ethereal_reality Mar 30, 2017 11:49 PM

:previous: I wondered about that little tower too. I couldn't figure it out.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...924/ULVVsj.jpg

There's only a parking lot there in the 'straight-on' shot.
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Did anyone notice the Russell's sign on the south side Pico?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...922/vPlzJB.jpg

ethereal_reality Mar 31, 2017 12:04 AM

Have we seen the Sea Breeze Sandwich Shoppe?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/nsBp3h.jpg
Surf City Writer at https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...56e3317b1f.jpg

The Sea Breeze was located in Huntington Beach in the 1920s
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So what makes a ham, a Virgina baked ham? (does it have to be from Virginia.....or is it just cooked a special way)

ethereal_reality Mar 31, 2017 12:37 AM

Here's one more for tonight. (hopefully new to NLA)


A giant woman posing by her swimming pool.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/J2cunK.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...d/95988/rec/15




Nah, I'm just kidding. ;)

Model pools on Ventura Boulevard at Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA [1940]


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/3vZs1e.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...d/95988/rec/15

Tourmaline Mar 31, 2017 5:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7741461)
Amazingly enough, the architect for the 1931 market was Robert V Derrah (Crossroads of the World, Coca-Cola Building). The much remodeled building has been Canter's since 1953


Jimmy, try the Corned Beef?



Quote:

In 1953, the Esquire Theatre was converted to become Canter's Deli, which had moved from its original location in Boyle Heights.
However,

Quote:

James Cagney signs the guest book at the "Mayerling" premiere at the Esquire Theatre in the Fairfax neighborhood. Accompanying him are, left to right, his sister-in-law Boots Mallory, brother William and wife Frances. Photograph dated January 18, 1938.
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00105/00105848.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00105/00105848.jpg

FWIW, Mayerling was a French Film released in 1936, but (apparently) did reach the Esquire Theater until 1938. "This film was first shown on television Thursday 30 November 1939 on New York City's pioneer, and still experimental television station W2XBS." http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027951/...ef_=tt_trv_trv


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