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ethereal_reality Mar 27, 2019 10:00 PM

re: Mission Photograph Albums
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 8520527)
I hope this question isn't impertinent, but if you were Chinese, would you write "group of Chinese children" or "Chinese church" on your photographs? Or did archivists write those notes? :shrug:

Martin, the incriptions were, most likely, written by an archivist / member of the United Methodist Church.


This line is included in the description of the albums.

"The titles of the albums, as well as the captions, are those of the original editors and are reflective of their time, place and language." [last line, below]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/I3xP0W.jpg
UMC

ethereal_reality Mar 27, 2019 10:08 PM

Nothing to do with umc 'missions', but interesting non-the-less.

This was listed on ebay a few days ago.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/DbeQud.jpg
Ebay

Described as: ..."Vintage Street Scene Original Snapshot Photo 1940s LOS ANGELES Cal."

Is anyone familiar with Peden's? (sign on side of building)

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Martin Pal Mar 28, 2019 2:57 AM

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Some of a post by Beaudry:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beaudry (Post 7305180)
Here's a little something I call "A Stroll Down Eighth."

Have always liked this particular part of the world—e.g., a snap of the Golden Gopher I shot back when it was a working-class Hispanic bar; spent many a moist and garrulous afternoon with my bebido compadres.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4068/...e1c4ee62_o.gif

Thus I jumped at the chance to pick up these negatives when they came up for sale, but then they disappeared for the better part of the last decade, only to be found this morning when I moved a bookcase (behind which they lay). After having convinced myself I hallucinated ever having owned them at all.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...911/MEu81I.jpg
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Because I was familiar with the Golden Gopher from NLA, I recognized the neon sign in a new Citi Entertainment commercial. I couldn't find the entire commercial, but here about 20 seconds of it from someone interested in the music artist featured in it.

Do you think this neon is the same as in the above photos? The commercial starts at 4 seconds, the Golden Gopher neon appears at 7 seconds followed by a street level view of the Palladium on Sunset Blvd.

Video Link


Because of NLA I recognized this!

ethereal_reality Mar 28, 2019 4:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by badrunner (Post 8520804)
I found this nice 1929 aerial shot of downtown. Anyone have any info on those gigantic tank looking things next to the river? Damn things are bigger than city hall.
Must have been quite a sight at ground level.

It was good to see that 1929 aerial again, badrunner.

The L. A. GAS 'gas-o-meters' have been one of the most popular subjects on Nla.

Here are some of the entries.
L.A. GAS gas-o-meter and Amelia Street School (including a baist map)....HERE
1950s color slide: Gas-o-meter in comparison with the 102 Brewery. ....HERE
Undated glass slide: gas-o-meter near Sperry Flour Compant. ....HERE

And check out this page at 'American Film Noirs' dedicated to the 'L. A. Gas Works' that have appeared in...well...film noirs. Duh! .... Go HERE

Quote:

Originally Posted by badrunner (Post 8520804)
btw there are some great old LA photos on this flickr page.

Michael Ryerson is one of our early members on Nla. He has already posted most of his flickr photographs.

Come back to the nest, Michael. :)

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Martin Pal Mar 28, 2019 6:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 8519280)
Also: In the aerial below, what is that circular shaped building/area in the upper righthand corner? I'm assuming that's the triangle area where Wilshire Blvd. meets Santa Monica Blvd., where the Beverly Hilton is currently located. What was there before that?

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8518248)

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In trying to find out what is on that corner, I came across another NLA post that has an answer.


Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 6424195)


Different sources indicate The Beverly Hilton opened in '53.

[Under construction.)

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics19/00019477.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics19/00019477.jpg


What occupied the same corner in 1940?
Flying A aka Associated Oil?

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ine&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ine&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ine&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ine&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co.../93220/rec/157


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ine&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ine&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ine&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ine&DMROTATE=0

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ine&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ine&DMROTATE=0


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ine&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ine&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ine&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ine&DMROTATE=0

ASS...
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ine&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ine&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ine&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ine&DMROTATE=0
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Close, but in the aerial, the tip of the triangle is cut off. The photos of the gas station were from a year later and it is on that tip, I believe, which still doesn't tell me what is located to the west of it. :shrug:

HossC Mar 28, 2019 7:17 AM

:previous:

Here's a larger view of the corner from the original photo.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...lshire1938.jpg
mil.library.ucsb.edu

Ten years earlier (1928), it looks like the circular area was just a parling lot with a couple of rectangular buildings around the outside. I think the center detail may just have been a decorative garden.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...lshire1928.jpg
mil.library.ucsb.edu

ethereal_reality Mar 28, 2019 1:13 PM

Are you sure this thing hasn't landed in Beverly Hills.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/4yd49H.jpg
star wars imperial destroyer

;)

ethereal_reality Mar 28, 2019 1:21 PM

We have visited the Tam-O-Shanter Inn on Nla...

but it's rare to come across a never-before-seen [amateur] snapshot from 1924!

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/ebwRKf.jpg
Ebay


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

Still in operation at 2980 Los Feliz Blvd.

badrunner Mar 28, 2019 3:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8521367)
It was good to see that 1929 aerial again, badrunner.

The L. A. GAS 'gas-o-meters' have been one of the most popular subjects on Nla.

Here are some of the entries.
L.A. GAS gas-o-meter and Amelia Street School (including a baist map)....HERE
1950s color slide: Gas-o-meter in comparison with the 102 Brewery. ....HERE
Undated glass slide: gas-o-meter near Sperry Flour Compant. ....HERE

And check out this page at 'American Film Noirs' dedicated to the 'L. A. Gas Works' that have appeared in...well...film noirs. Duh! .... Go HERE


Michael Ryerson is one of our early members on Nla. He has already posted most of his flickr photographs.

Come back to the nest, Michael. :)

.

Wow. I wouldn't have guessed natural gas. That's a little... crazy. Disaster averted I guess. I thought they might be oil storage tanks like those huge tank farms down in Carson and Wilmington. Thanks for the links. Great thread :cheers:

badrunner Mar 28, 2019 3:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 8521255)
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Some of a post by Beaudry:



Because I was familiar with the Golden Gopher from NLA, I recognized the neon sign in a new Citi Entertainment commercial. I couldn't find the entire commercial, but here about 20 seconds of it from someone interested in the music artist featured in it.

Do you think this neon is the same as in the above photos? The commercial starts at 4 seconds, the Golden Gopher neon appears at 7 seconds followed by a street level view of the Palladium on Sunset Blvd.

Video Link


Because of NLA I recognized this!

One of my favorite streets in dtla. I also instantly recognized that Golden Gopher sign (3:38 mark) in Taylor Swift's "Delicate" music video:

Video Link


There are some great historic downtown locations featured in the video including the Millennium Biltmore, Los Angeles Theater and Saint Vincent Court.

GaylordWilshire Mar 28, 2019 4:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8520914)
Nothing to do with umc 'missions', but interesting non-the-less.

This was listed on ebay a few days ago.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/DbeQud.jpg
Ebay

Described as: ..."Vintage Street Scene Original Snapshot Photo 1940s LOS ANGELES Cal."

Is anyone familiar with Peden's? (sign on side of building)

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https://i.postimg.cc/vmsrjFsZ/lagunacinemaetc-bmp.jpgGSV

140 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach...at least the theater is still there. In the vintage shot it was playing "Road House" with Ida Lupino, Richard Widmark, Celeste Holm, and the especially pulchritudinous Cornel Wilde...all of whom we've seen on NLA before, of course.

https://i.postimg.cc/1Rv86g5H/roadhouse4-bmp.jpgIMDB

ethereal_reality Mar 28, 2019 5:23 PM

:previous: Excellent GW!


Here's another mystery location from the same ebay seller.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...921/H7fi46.jpg
no longer listed

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/ln8iMs.jpg

Snow

I thought perhaps the car on the right had come down from the mountains..but there is snow on the other cars as well. (note the one by the Gallo billboard)

The station, itself, looks like a small grain bin. (especially with the metal roof and vent on top), like this one. .... I know because I'm surrounded by them. :farmer:

Flyingwedge Mar 28, 2019 7:57 PM

Beverly Hills Nursery
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8521430)

Ten years earlier (1928), it looks like the circular area was just a parling lot with a couple of rectangular buildings around the outside. I think the center detail may just have been a decorative garden.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...lshire1928.jpg
mil.library.ucsb.edu


This part of the 1926 Sanborn Map (Los Angeles, Volume 21, Sheet 2143) shows the left side of the above photo, with
Wilshire at the top and Santa Monica Blvd. at the bottom. A large, latticed greenhouse is between the two streets:

https://i1165.photobucket.com/albums...psrzqepkn5.jpg

ProQuest via LA Public Library

Martin Pal Mar 28, 2019 8:20 PM

:previous:

Thank you both HossC and Flyingwedge for more information on that triangle area in Beverly Hills!


Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8521951)
:previous:

140 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach.
Excellent GW!
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Agree, thanks GW!


Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8521951)
Here's another mystery location from the same ebay seller.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...921/H7fi46.jpg
no longer listed

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/ln8iMs.jpg

Snow

I thought perhaps the car on the right had come down from the mountains..but there is snow on the other cars as well. (note the one by the Gallo billboard)
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Also note there's an address of "1121" on the Texaco station. Maybe that could help locate it?

We know about the snow in L.A. in 1949. We've also had snow photos on NLA with dates of 1944 (downtown), 1947 and 1948 (valley), previously.

Martin Pal Mar 28, 2019 8:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by badrunner (Post 8521772)
One of my favorite streets in dtla. I also instantly recognized that Golden Gopher sign (3:38 mark) in Taylor Swift's "Delicate" music video:

There are some great historic downtown locations featured in the video including the Millennium Biltmore, Los Angeles Theater and Saint Vincent Court.
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Thanks for that video link badrunner. I enjoyed seeing all those locations you mentioned in it, as well as the L.A. subway!

How great to run around the Biltmore acting free as a bird like that! (I may be visiting there briefly next month!)

Martin Pal Mar 28, 2019 8:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8519593)
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re: The secret 'tryst' tunnel that runs beneath Marmont Lane from the old 'Players Club' [1940 to 1953] to the Chateau Marmont.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/ZYt3r1.jpg
GSV
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Since you posted about this area recently...notice in the GSV view above, in the lower right hand corner :previous:
where "Pinches Tacos" is now located. I recently saw this photo that I don't recall posted on NLA before that was
taken there when it was the Dudley Do Right Emporium.


https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7162/...a44b018b_b.jpgVLA-FLickr


It must've been taken around the time of that infamous Burt Reynolds centerfold issue in Cosmopolitan which was April of 1972.

Bullwinkle - :haha:

Noir_Noir Mar 29, 2019 1:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8521951)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/ln8iMs.jpg


Also note there's an address of "1121" on the Texaco station. Maybe that could help locate it?


The only gasoline and oil service station, I could find with a 1121 address in the available 1940s LA CDs.

https://i.imgur.com/hkrpyC7.jpg
rescarta.lapl.org



This 1938 aerial of the vicinity where 1121 N. Mission Rd. would have been located has a circular (maybe grain bin type :)) structure on the corner.

https://i.imgur.com/HbdatyH.jpg
mil.library.ucsb.edu - Flight AXJ_1938 - Frame 45-30

:shrug:

Downtownkid Mar 29, 2019 3:53 AM

Los Angeles Photo
 
Those Tank are natural gas Tanks. Now a days they are buried.

Downtownkid Mar 29, 2019 3:57 AM

Relay to badrunner. those tanks are natural gas tanks

ethereal_reality Mar 29, 2019 3:57 AM

:previous: By George I think you found it Noir Noir! ....AMAZING. .:worship:


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