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HossC Oct 26, 2020 5:32 PM

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The 1924 CD has a full-page advert for the Southern California Music Company. The building shown is the extant 806-808 S Broadway.

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds
LAPL

Willard George Inc was a furriers located at 2126 W 7th Street.

Halbriter's Inc was a clothing and men's furnishings store at 633 S Olive Street.

HossC Oct 26, 2020 5:52 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9085532)

But the biggest mystery of all is this "Egyptian Salt Water Swimming Club".

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

As you can see the image is an illustration so I doubt that it was ever built. That said, I'd still like to know where it was going to be located.

As most of you know 1924 was the height of the 'Egyptian Craze' following the discovery of King Tut's Tomb in 1922.

The 1925 CD has the following entry:
EGYPTIAN SALT WATER SWIMMING CLUB INC, Ben D Harris Pres. G W Simpson Sec, R E Hafer Mgr. 401 Metropolitan Theatre Bldg, 323 W 6th, Phone Trinity 2617.
However, the June 4, 1925 edition of the New Castle News from New Castle, Pennsylvania has the following information:
"Another new swimming palace, which is soon to be opened is owned by the Egyptian Salt Water Swimming Club. The plunge is 100 by 300 feet and is located 900 feet behind the breakers on Exposition."
I didn't find any other mentions.

odinthor Oct 26, 2020 6:16 PM

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Adding a bit . . .


Willard George's:

https://i.postimg.cc/05tPP03d/Willar...T-20-10-10.jpg
LA Times, 10/10/1920

In due course, they moved to the corner of Wilshire and Catalina:

https://i.postimg.cc/JhKdZPjp/Willard-George-New.jpg

But all good things must end (after another move):

https://i.postimg.cc/VLcpyrsB/Willar...T-58-11-19.jpg
LA Times, 11/19/1958


Halbriter's:

https://i.postimg.cc/g2gT6gVN/Halbri...AT-23-4-15.jpg
LA Times, 4/15/1923

It appears that its building is still nicely intact:

https://i.postimg.cc/DzmYQ15F/Halbriters.jpg
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Egyptian Salt Water Swimming Club:

https://i.postimg.cc/xCzxhYW4/Egyptian-LAT-24-7-20.jpg
LA Times, 7/20/1924

ethereal_reality Oct 26, 2020 6:26 PM

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Thanks for the quick response HossC and odinthor.

If I remember correctly there is an extant Egyptian inspired apartment building (also from the 1920s) in Hollywood but I don't remember the street it's on.

I bring it up because I wonder if the architect of the apartment building was also the architect for the proposed Egyptian Salt Water Swimming Club, A. C. Martin.




I'm going to jump in the google-mobile to see if I can find the apartment building.



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Mackerm Oct 26, 2020 9:00 PM

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Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 9085672)

I'm not finding a Mesa Drive in Los Angeles, but Crenshaw Blvd was originally called Angeles Mesa Drive, which turns up plenty of interesting stuff. (There was a bit of discussion about Angeles Mesa Drive here on NLA back in 2013 and elsewhere.)

HossC Oct 26, 2020 10:09 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9085696)

If I remember correctly there is an extant Egyptian inspired apartment building (also from the 1920s) in Hollywood but I don't remember the street it's on.

I bring it up because I wonder if the architect of the apartment building was also the architect for the proposed Egyptian Salt Water Swimming Club, A. C. Martin.

I'm going to jump in the google-mobile to see if I can find the apartment building.

There's the 1925 Karnak Apartments at 5617 La Mirada Avenue and the 1926 Ahmed Apartments at 5616 Lexington Avenue. The architect of both was J M (John Manley) Close, who also designed the 1930 Amasis Apartments at 747 Wilcox Avenue (the only one of the three to retain most of its original external features). Moving away from Hollywood, another of Close's Egyptian creations is the 1928 Osiris Apartments at 430 S Union Avenue in the Westlake neighborhood.

ethereal_reality Oct 26, 2020 10:47 PM

Flyingwedge covered some of A. C. Martin's Egyptian themed apartments some years back.

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Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 6996482)
We've seen a few of his buildings before.

er showed us 1205 N. Mariposa (1925): http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=27027

Mr. Swink showed us the Ahmed Apartments at 5616 Lexington (1926): http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=12396

We've also seen the Karnak Apartments at 5617 La Mirada (1925) and 747 N. Wilcox: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=19810

Here's the Sahara Apts (1924) at 1020 S. Kingsley Drive:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...s.jpg~original
GSV




Across the street at 1017 S. Kingsley is the Rose Apartments (1925):
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...4.jpg~original
GSV




The Amen-Ra at 542 N. Alexandria was built in 1925:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...s.jpg~original
September 15, 1925 LA Times


http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...x.jpg~original
October 25, 1925 LA Times


542 N. Alexandria has lost some of its ornamentation:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...c.jpg~original
GSV


A C. Martin also built the Osiris at 430 S. Union . . .
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...g.jpg~original

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...c.jpg~original
GSV


CaliNative Oct 27, 2020 12:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Lwize (Post 9085321)
In the old days, the chairs had small stages for live vaudeville.

:haha:

In the future they will have 3D hologram chairs, and in the 22nd century entire hologram rooms. They will call them holodecks. V

CaliNative Oct 27, 2020 5:19 AM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 9086017)
There's the 1925 Karnak Apartments at 5617 La Mirada Avenue and the 1926 Ahmed Apartments at 5616 Lexington Avenue. The architect of both was J M (John Manley) Close, who also designed the 1930 Amasis Apartments at 747 Wilcox Avenue (the only one of the three to retain most of its original external features). Moving away from Hollywood, another of Close's Egyptian creations is the 1928 Osiris Apartments at 430 S Union Avenue in the Westlake neighborhood.

^^^
Of course the discovery of King Tut's tomb in the early 1920s led to a brief worldwide mania in Egyptian fashion, architecture, etc. These apartments were a result. Syd Grauman's Egyptian theater another. Probably the Mummy film in 1932 was another. When the treasures of King Tut came to America in 1978, there was another brief revival of Egytophilia. Remember Steve Martin on SNL singing King Tut?

In the '20s the supposed "curse of King Tut" was also widely talked about, how many of the people who unearthed the tomb died early. Lord Carnarvan who financed Carter's discovery dig died of an infection from a mosquito bite after visiting the newly opened tomb, etc. I guess the sinister Mummy film was a result.

ethereal_reality Oct 27, 2020 5:44 PM

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I happened upon this photograph of a newspaper stand a few days ago on ebay.


"1932 Photo HOLLYWOOD LOS ANGELES NEWSSTAND Weird Tales TARZAN Times STOREFRONT"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/Mt7QLB.jpg
eBay

I believe this is the outdoor newstand on Las Palmas Ave. just south of Hollywood Blvd.

Here
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/v4DAMq.jpg
check it out Here







Let's take a closer look at the 1932 merchandise.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/M5DyF7.jpg
detail

I see Gandhi is up to something.







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


I'm confused by the Native American advertising Bromo-Seltzer.







The check-out table resembles a still life.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/GU2DwZ.jpg
detail

I believe the small cloth on top of the register is being used to block the sun from numbers on the register.






Postcards and an advertisement for Cosmopolitan.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/Zmaem0.jpg

I think those little heads are movie stars. I wish we could tell who they are.

AFC?


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KevinW Oct 27, 2020 9:41 PM

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


ER: I'm confused by the Native American advertising Bromo-Seltzer.


When you zoom in, that's actually the planet Earth with a bandage around its head.

Mackerm Oct 27, 2020 10:09 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9086879)
Postcards and an advertisement for Cosmopolitan.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/Zmaem0.jpg

I think those little heads are movie stars. I wish we could tell who they are.

AFC?


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Found it:
https://i.postimg.cc/YqhBw4rr/homes-...stars-copy.png
https://i.postimg.cc/QxpwDpLr/homes-back-side-stars.png
Beverly Hills Confidential

The linked page also contains a mix of black-and-white and color postcards of stars homes, which don't exactly correspond to the headshots on the envelope.

And on a related point - nobody yet has found the address of Edd Byrnes' house in Coldwater Canyon.

CaliNative Oct 27, 2020 11:52 PM

I see Chaplan in the top row, middle; Harold Lloyd on top right with the owlish glasses; John Gilbert 2nd row left; Garbo 2nd row right, left of Lloyd; Joe E. Brown below Lloyd on right; Frederick Marsh (or Doug Fairbanks?) bottom row middle; Buster Keaton bottom row right. I think I see Clara Bow on the lower right, just above the bottom row. A couple of the women might be Joan Crawford, but too blurry to say for sure. Pretty sure the woman on the lower left with the pageboy bob is Colleen Moore, not Louise Brooks. Gloria Swanson may be just to the upper left of Keaton. Mary Pickford might be right of Gilbert and left of Garbo but there is a fold in the map.

ethereal_reality Oct 28, 2020 8:26 AM

I just happened upon a group of original photograph on eBay. The seller says the photos were taken in 1914.

They're AMAZING!


I'm going to start with my favorite one.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/t7FHTF.jpg
eBay

Pretty cool, huh




Here's the group as seen on eBay
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https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/kGy0AA.jpg
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/ux0c6D.jpg
eBay

I've enlarged some of the others that I'll post tomorrow. (it's way past my bedtime)









Oh, I almost forgot! :duh:


Here is what's written on the back of the photographs.

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

Ratcliff Apts. 1329 W. 5th St. L. A.
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ethereal_reality Oct 28, 2020 8:46 AM

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Ok, here's one more before I hit the hay. This one is being sold individually.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/BgE0gL.jpg
eBay

I have no idea what we're looking at.



The reverse.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/y5HMLX.jpg

I wonder if they're referring to the Ratcliff Apts. :previous:





G'night folks.
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CaliNative Oct 28, 2020 11:44 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9087693)
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Ok, here's one more before I hit the hay. This one is being sold individually.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/BgE0gL.jpg
eBay

I have no idea what we're looking at.



The reverse.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/y5HMLX.jpg

I wonder if they're referring to the Ratcliff Apts. :previous:


G'night folks.
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If I had to guess, the rolling hilly terrain looks like El Sereno or Highland Park area, or somewhere nearby.

Mackerm Oct 28, 2020 7:36 PM

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The eBay description says View from Bunker Hill looking west. Think that's one of the big streets that goes through a tunnel?

Martin Pal Oct 28, 2020 10:10 PM

It was our time last night...

https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/780...4667e1e65.jpeg

Congratulations Los Angeles Dodgers 2020 World Series Champions!

Palmero Oct 29, 2020 4:08 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9087693)
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Ok, here's one more before I hit the hay. This one is being sold individually.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/BgE0gL.jpg
eBay

I have no idea what we're looking at.



The reverse.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/y5HMLX.jpg

I wonder if they're referring to the Ratcliff Apts. :previous:





G'night folks.
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My guess is that we're looking northeast towards where Vista Hermosa Park is now, with a view of the still-existing flatiron building at Toluca & Douglas.

ethereal_reality Oct 29, 2020 5:58 AM

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I believe you're right, Palmero!


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/NLeyFE.jpg
gsv



A closer look.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/pjzcPJ.jpg





https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/odw92D.jpg


The building has hardly changed since the 1914 photograph!


Good eye :) Palmero


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