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CityBoyDoug Oct 14, 2017 7:01 PM

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Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7952310)
:previous:

Photograph caption dated December 1, 1962 reads "A police officer and a young man were wounded early today in a roaring North Hollywood gun battle and chase that ended a 2 1/2-hour crime spree. Shot during the battle were police officer R. F. Schneider, 42, and Daniel Medina, 22, one of the suspects. Neither was seriously injured. Officers said the kidnaping (sic) victim, slender, 17-year-old Donald Tingley Jr., Sunland, escaped injury while locked in the trunk of his car in the midst of the gun battle around the vehicle.




:previous:
Hey T2..super-sleuth...excellent finding the report on this frackas. I had that same year Chevy ['59] and the trunk of the car was ginormous.

https://d1466nnw0ex81e.cloudfront.ne...00/1036473.jpghttps://horrorpediadotcom.files.word...ler_1959_7.jpg
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Earl Boebert Oct 14, 2017 9:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7952310)
:previous:

Photograph caption dated December 1, 1962 reads "A police officer and a young man were wounded early today in a roaring North Hollywood gun battle and chase that ended a 2 1/2-hour crime spree. Shot during the battle were police officer R. F. Schneider, 42, and Daniel Medina, 22, one of the suspects. Neither was seriously injured. Officers said the kidnaping (sic) victim, slender, 17-year-old Donald Tingley Jr., Sunland, escaped injury while locked in the trunk of his car in the midst of the gun battle around the vehicle."

gsv

I sure got that one backwards. So the cops kept the poor kid in the trunk of the car for the photo op. Sweet.

Cheers,

Earl

Earl Boebert Oct 14, 2017 9:14 PM

Martin Pal said:

"I can't imagine what having the last name of Tingley would be like, but I like saying it."

Clyde Tingley was a well-known (and amongst his allies, beloved) New Mexico politician, serving as both mayor of Albuquerque and governor of the state. Here's the statue of him and his wife at (where else?) Tingley Beach Park. Kids love shaking his hand.

http://offtheroadnm.org/blog/wp-cont...ie-720x540.jpg

Cheers,

Earl

Tourmaline Oct 14, 2017 10:00 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7798050)
I don't believe we have seen his photo on NLA.

"Merle Norman with two Santa Monica Motor Officers"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/M6Pkio.jpg
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...c135ee009b.jpg

Merle's sentiment at upper left says:

"It was nice to have you attend my opening." Merle Norman

This would be her first store opening at 2525 Main Street in Santa Monica.


You [once could] see a photograph of the Main Street location here (as well as a Merle Norman Laboratory Facility)
http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...postcount=4703



Merle's building dates to 1936 and is adjacent to The Santa Monica Library, which dates from 1918 (2601 Main Street).

http://www.galleriadimaio.com/Resour...70s_corner.jpghttp://www.galleriadimaio.com/Resour...70s_corner.jpg


1929 - Some seven years before the Merle Norman building.

Looking east on Ocean Park Blvd., intersecting with Main Street.
Santa Monica Library, Ocean Park Branch - 2601 Ocean Park
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...DMY=0&DMTEXT=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...DMY=0&DMTEXT=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...Y=512&DMTEXT=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...Y=512&DMTEXT=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...coll59/id/1233




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http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...=1024&DMTEXT=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...=1024&DMTEXT=0



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BillinGlendaleCA Oct 14, 2017 11:12 PM

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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7952402)
:previous:
Hey T2..super-sleuth...excellent finding the report on this frackas. I had that same year Chevy ['59] and the trunk of the car was ginormous.

My parents had the station wagon version(Parkwood), which became my first car when I got my license.

BillinGlendaleCA Oct 14, 2017 11:21 PM

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Originally Posted by HenryHuntington (Post 7949811)
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The troubles with using cut-and-cover for the Hollywood Subway are (1) the cut would have to be really deep toward the crown of the hill and (2) there were structures above the right-of-way that would've required purchase and demolition.

However, you triggered an interesting thought about the proposed (1907) but never built Vineyard Subway that would've run from the LAP/PE Hill St. Station to Venice and San Vicente Blvds. LAP/PE/SP for decades held properties/easements that cut a swath through what's now Koreatown. It's possible they employed that strategy because cut-and-cover construction would've made sense for much of the route then. (I'm not sure if the Vineyard Subway has been discussed on NLA before; my search attempt failed.)

OTOH, I'm afraid that contemporaneous reports of the Hollywood Subway's construction made no mention of Lizard People, though there are some who might say that various characters in the Frank Shaw administration bore a striking resemblance. ;)

I noticed that on the 1921 Baist map, there's an easement that's now a parking lot for a restaurant on 8th in Koreatown(we had dinner there after my late BIL's services, so that may be why I noticed it).

CityBoyDoug Oct 15, 2017 2:07 AM

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Originally Posted by BillinGlendaleCA (Post 7952564)
My parents had the station wagon version(Parkwood), which became my first car when I got my license.

http://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/stagi...nt_3-4_Web.jpg
http://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/stagi...nt_3-4_Web.jpg

BillinGlendaleCA Oct 15, 2017 4:45 AM

Our's was blue, but that's it.

ethereal_reality Oct 15, 2017 5:55 AM

re: Lizzies of the Field [c.1924]

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Originally Posted by Hollywood Graham (Post 7952314)
Hoss, The twisty road in the hills looks like Mulholland Dr. to me.

I agree Hollywood Graham, I think the 'twisty' road is Mulholland, with perhaps a few other roads/streets spliced in.


But before we get to the twisty road, one of the cars (with a tower on top) goes under a smallish railroad trestle.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...922/I6KSBM.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...922/Ga4yRu.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...923/4qtDYV.jpg
[5:20-5:28]

At the end of the scene two trolleys go by as the two men dangle from the bridge. (they're hard to see in this screen-grab)

Does this bridge ring a bell for any of you Rail-Fans?

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Here's a scene along the 'twisty' road (with a newly built curb-side residence)

in sequential order
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...922/YNt3my.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...924/fQxYwv.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...922/W18tuq.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...924/gsN02E.jpg
[5:40-5:46]

It would be great fun to locate this building / but I don't think there are enough clues.

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After the scene above (with a splice in between), you get a fairly good glimpse of the city below.


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...924/XaFWFA.jpg
[5:53]

You can even see cars traveling on the streets below.

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Later there's a scene in a shanty-like area. (there's a horse involved)

In the distance, cars not associated with the movie can be seen whizzing by on a fairly decent road.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...923/XsAKYs.jpg
[6:37]

Cahuenga Pass? -maybe

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'Lizzies' is quite fun (& only 10 minutes long)

If anyone's interested, you can watch it HERE

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CityBoyDoug Oct 15, 2017 7:31 AM

Harry James and extended family. World famous musician and here is one of his little known but great tunes.

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/a1/1a/87/a...971773e9f0.jpg
https://i.pinimg.com/736x/a1/1a/87/a...971773e9f0.jpg

Here:>>>>>>https://youtu.be/HhQ4-gJx56Y

Guy Madison & Jean Porter dancing to this Harry James tune. Jean did most of the dancing while Guy kind of shuffled and shambled around.....1946

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8494/...1e630e96_b.jpg
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8494/...1e630e96_b.jpg

[ER...fun screen grabs above, early gags with cars.]

Hollywood Graham Oct 15, 2017 5:42 PM

E.R., The busy road seen through the old buildings could be anywhere but my guess is Glendale Blvd. near Baxter, Duane and Fargo. My reasoning is it was undeveloped at that time and a stones throw from the studios down the street.

JeffDiego Oct 15, 2017 7:59 PM

Madame Tingley
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7952341)
I can't imagine what having the last name of Tingley would be like, but I like saying it.


There is no more prominent Southern Californian named Tingley than "Madame" Katherine Tingley, founder of "LomaLand," the San Diego headquarters of the Point Loma Theosophical Society/University and "School for the Revival of the Lost Mysteries of Antiquity." Sounds like something from a 1940's Republic Serial. Many here know that LomaLand is now the Point Loma Nazarene University.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/4pZYOK.jpg
Theosophist "Madame" Katherine Tingley
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...ingley.003.jpg


Much has been featured here about the 1911/12-1924 Krotona Theosophical Colony and its curious "Moorish/Indian" buildings on Krotona Hill overlooking Beachwood Canyon in Hollywood. It's not clear (to me) if Madame Tingley had any direct association with the Krotona Colony, especially as there were various disagreements and factions among Theosophists during Madame Tingley's time.


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/lr4U6d.jpg
A Krotona Colony home on Temple Hill Drive in Hollywood
https://la.curbed.com/2014/5/22/1009...st-dreamland-1

A prominent Theosophist who lived on Krotona Hill was Christine Stevenson, an heiress to the Pittsburgh Paint fortune who built Hollywood's Pilgrimage Play Theatre. I also notice that Saturday Night Live comedian Andy Samberg and his wife purchased "Moorcrest," probably the most spectacular of the Krotona Colony houses. Moorcrest had been lived in during the 1920's by both Charlie Chaplin and actress Mary Astor.

A footnote: a Theosophist couple from New York State claimed to have received a psychic revelation to reject Madame Tingley's brand of Theosophy, and they founded a Theosophical community between Santa Barbara and Pismo Beach in 1903 and named it "Halcyon." According to Wikepedia, there is still a small community of Theosophists there. Krotona was established in 1911-1912 - but eventually escaped the "corruption" of Hollywood in 1924 and moved to Ojai, a place they believed was "impregnated with occult and psychic influences." It is interesting that the Krotona Colony established themselves while Hollywood was still a mostly rural place of quiet foothills, canyons, and pepper Tree-lined roads, and within 12 years it grew explosively into the bustling "Motion Picture Capitol of The World."

An article with photos from "Curbed Los Angeles" about the history of Hollywood's Krotona Colony:

https://la.curbed.com/2014/5/22/1009...st-dreamland-1

Also, a photo of the spectacular Victorian mansion in Halcyon/Oceano, California where a pre-Krotona Theosophical Community was established in 1903:


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/hE3iXL.jpg
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...and the strange story of the house from "Weird California:"

http://www.weirdca.com/location.php?location=277

CityBoyDoug Oct 15, 2017 9:12 PM

Please be very cautious this week....new and possibly dangerous Pikachu Go nests have been discovered in LA. If you're worried contact the LA Theosophical Society for prayers and astral protection. You can never be too careful. Ref: below

Email: tstec@theosociety.org
Tel: 626 797 7817
P O Box C, Pasadena, CA 91109-7107 USA

Good luck....and don't tell me I didn't warn you.


https://www.google.com/maps/d/thumbn...vTzxA&hl=en_UShttps://heavyeditorial.files.wordpre...2&h=161&crop=1https://www.google.com/maps/d/thumbn...vTzxA&hl=en_US

Ref: The Theosophical Society, International Headquarters, Pasadena, California. The Society was founded in 1875 in an effort to promote the expressed awareness of the Oneness of Life.

Founder Madame Helena Blavatsky....if you can't trust her...who can you trust. These are dangerous times.
http://blavatskyarchives.com/hpbzoomb4.jpg

JeffDiego Oct 15, 2017 10:14 PM

Theosophical Colonies
 
To add an odd touch of synchronicity (since I understand that the core beliefs of Theosophy include an element of "ancient Egyptian mysticism"), some readers here may know that in the vicinity of Halcyon-Oceano, California there are the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes, where Cecil B. DeMille buried his fantastical "dream city of the Pharoahs" set after filming "The Ten Commandments" in 1922/23:


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/ydoXFG.jpg
1923 "The Ten Commandments" set before burial in sand dunes.
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/wp-cont...20-870x667.jpg

Now THAT was Hollywood!...as Norma Desmond would've said. No CGI there. You wonder who in the heck designed and actually built sets like that? "Master Craftsmen" hardly gives enough credit.

"The Cursed, Buried City That May never See The Light of Day" in OUTSIDE Magazine:

https://www.outsideonline.com/202392...-see-light-day

ethereal_reality Oct 15, 2017 10:15 PM

:previous: Beautiful photograph JD!



Quote:

Originally Posted by Hollywood Graham (Post 7953089)
E.R., The busy road seen through the old buildings could be anywhere but my guess is Glendale Blvd. near Baxter, Duane and Fargo. My reasoning is it was undeveloped at that time and a stones throw from the studios down the street.

Thanks again H.G.. You're probably right.

Remember this pic I posted earlier.
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality
Lizzies of the Field [1924]

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/6VhGgb.jpg
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

"A car becomes air-born while filming in Rowena Heights for a scene from “Lizzies of the Field” in 1924."

I finally watched the film yesterday and noticed a large building at the end of this 'Rowena Height' scene.

below: It's on the horizon in the center of the screen-grab below.

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

As you can see it's much larger than any other building in the area.

Does anyone have an idea what it might be......a school perhaps?





a closer look.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/0aGAsd.jpg

I thought someone here on NLA might be more familiar with Rowena Heights than I am.

Help! :)


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CityBoyDoug Oct 15, 2017 10:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JeffDiego (Post 7953298)
To add an odd touch of synchronicity (since I understand that the core beliefs of Theosophy include an element of "ancient Egyptian mysticism"), some readers here may know that in the vicinity of Halcyon-Oceano, California there are the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes, where Cecil B. DeMille buried his fantastical "dream city of the Pharoahs" set after filming "The Ten Commandments" in 1922/23:


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/ydoXFG.jpg
1923 "The Ten Commandments" set before burial in sand dunes.
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/wp-cont...20-870x667.jpg

Now THAT was Hollywood!...as Norma Desmond would've said. No CGI there. You wonder who in the heck designed and actually built sets like that? "Master Craftsmen" hardly gives enough credit.

"The Cursed, Buried City That May never See The Light of Day" in OUTSIDE Magazine:

https://www.outsideonline.com/202392...-see-light-day

The 1923 set was huge and much of it is still there....buried under the sand dunes.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bKqlUMuIpY...s-set-1923.jpg
DeMille film

JeffDiego Oct 15, 2017 11:00 PM

Rowena heights
 
Ethereal:
It'll be interesting if someone can identify that bldg. Meanwhile, you may not be too familiar with Rowena Heights, but I certainly hope you are familiar with the fabulous "ROWENA CAPRI." (Just kiddin.')


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/fipLRA.jpg
https://ssl.cdn-redfin.com/photo/40/...5-879995_2.jpg

On a similar note, there was a classic dingbat apt. house at Franklin and Tamarind (I think) called the "Copa Capri." What a name. Don't know if it's still there

ethereal_reality Oct 15, 2017 11:28 PM

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Originally Posted by JeffDiego
A photo of the spectacular Victorian mansion in Halcyon/Oceano, California where a pre-Krotona Theosophical Community was established in 1903:


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/hE3iXL.jpg

weirdca



JeffDiego, here's the house when it was the Halcyon Hotel and Sanitarium. [c1915]

Dr. William H. Dower and Mrs. Francia LaDue founded a branch of the Theosophical Society in Halcyon Cal. called the Temple of the People.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/Q7aaUU.jpg
sanluisobispo

Dr. Dower bought the three-story Coffee T. Rice home, and turned it into the Halcyon Hotel and Sanitarium. He specialized in treating alcoholism,
drug addictions, nervous disorders and tuberculosis.

Dr. Dower and the Theosophical community emphasized learning and a scientific approach. The sanitarium had the best private library on the Central Coast
aside from William Randolph Hearst’s collection at San Simeon.


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/3BNmZa.jpg
sanluisopisbo

Dr. William H. Dower and his wife, Jane, outside the sanitarium.


A sitting room at the Halcyon Hotel and Sanitarium.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/ZmAf5u.jpg
sanluisopisbo

The hospital’s activities ended with Dr. Dower’s death in 1937.

Today the home stands in the middle of a mobile home park along Highway 1.
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ethereal_reality Oct 16, 2017 2:33 AM

'mystery' location

"Vintage PHOTO Photograph 8x10 - Los Angeles Night Street Scene Safeway"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/IOz0lZ.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-PHOT....c100005.m1851

look familiar to anyone?

ethereal_reality Oct 16, 2017 2:44 AM

Just for fun, here are a couple of LAX slides from the 1960s.



"Orig Slide Man Woman 1962 Lincoln THEME Building Los Angeles LAX Airport"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/rVVkpy.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Orig-1962-Sl....c100005.m1851





"1965 KODACHROME 35MM SLIDE LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/SPznWS.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1965-KODACHR...EAAOSw6b9Z4gpr

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