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Tourmaline Feb 23, 2017 5:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7720413)
^^^

Interesting...I wondered how people selling things on eBay would react if one offered correct information. I'd rather some of them would say they don't really know, but that it might be...such and such. Of course, their main interest is in selling it. Maybe NLA could open a location detective service!




Coincidental to reading your post and OT's post, was my viewing of this image - identified by source as "Couple on a bicycle built for two, ca.1900."

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Photograph of a couple on a bicycle built for two, ca.1900. A woman dressed in a darkly colored formal Victorian style dress sits to the right on the front of a bicycle with two seats. A man wearing a darkly colored suit and bowler hat sits on the back as he supports the bicycle with his left foot. The woman holds onto the handle bars and places both feet on the pedals. The couple smiles at the camera while a sidewalk and stone building are visible behind them. One of the partially obscured stones behind the woman reads ..."field"[?]....
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...oll65/id/18018

While the description is accurate, a closer look reveals a familiar face (or two).

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


Flat tire!
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0

With a certain amount of trepidation, here is a still of William Holden and Bonita Granville from the 1940 movie, "Those Were The Days."
http://68.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lm...o97o1_1280.jpghttp://68.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lm...o97o1_1280.jpg

ScottyB Feb 23, 2017 7:43 AM

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Originally Posted by ScottyB (Post 7719832)
I don't remember seeing this interesting building before...info anyone?

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/606/32...626a4f46_b.jpg

and look! A delivery tricycle!

OK, I guess I do remember now...
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=37888

https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5669/3...0e1812b2_b.jpg

Guess I didn't recognize it un-festooned. Kind of an interesting look into how the city was transforming.

CityBoyDoug Feb 23, 2017 8:12 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7720500)
OK, I've stared at this photograph for quite awhile.


What, pray-tell, is this horizontal square attached to the pole.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/r92ahe.jpg
Originally posted by HossC

At first I thought it might it be where you stand to sign credit card receipts. Then I thought it might be a snack table.

but now I'm not sure it's high enough off the ground.

Does anyone know what it is?

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In those days they had a cash box outside by the pumps.....that would be my guess.

Lorendoc Feb 23, 2017 8:34 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7523009)
Here's another one for our rail-fans.

"SOUTHERN PACIFIC RR LINE DIESEL ENGINES LOCOMOTIVE #2146
I chose this image because of that rather striking sign on the tower.

Love the bulls-eye and jabberwocky letters.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...924/xdf6hz.jpg

I have to be honest, I'm not really understanding the slogan...."Zero in Safety".

Why not say........"First in Safety".....or even...."No.1 in Safety"

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Trying to catch up. It says "Zero in on Safety" - the "on" is so small it looks like a smudge on the photo.

HossC Feb 23, 2017 11:44 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7720879)

The Pin

I'm thinking the cauldron might represent the 'pot of gold' at the end of the rainbow. (but the lid's on so I can't tell) ;)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...924/2DrnwS.jpgdetail

But what does B. F. G. L. stand for?

(The R inside the triangle no doubt stands for Rainbow.

It's hard to read in the picture above (the more recent logo is clearer), but the letters are actually BFCL. According to a listing I found on etsy.com:
The BFCL is the International Order of Rainbow Girls (A Masonic Auxiliary), and BFCL stands for Bible Flag Constitution Lambskin (Four symbols of the order).

The first three symbols are pretty clear, the last is in reference to the lambskin apron, an important symbol of the Masons. The material of the Masonic apron—lambskin—is a symbol of innocence.
They cite their source as stichtingargus.nl - it's a long document with the information scattered throughout.

The Wikipedia page on the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls says that "actress Marilyn Monroe was a member of Columbia Assembly #67 in Santa Monica, California (joined under her birth name Norma Jeane Baker in 1941 while still in high school)".

quickstop Feb 23, 2017 4:32 PM

They still had delivery trikes when I worked downtown in the seventy's

Martin Pal Feb 23, 2017 5:46 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7720879)
I had never heard of the 'Order of the Rainbow for Girls' until I came across this pamphlet.

Note that they're meeting at the Masonic Temple on [6840] Hollywood Blvd....................................................

Do you think the 'Order of Rainbow for Girls' was connected with the Masons, or were they just using the space?

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This made me wonder if we'd ever seen interiors of this building before, not counting it's present incarnation as ABC's studio for Jimmy Kimmel. I don't believe so.

tovangar2 Feb 23, 2017 6:54 PM

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Originally Posted by ScottyB (Post 7721014)
OK, I guess I do remember now...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5669/3...0e1812b2_b.jpg

Guess I didn't recognize it un-festooned. Kind of an interesting look into how the city was transforming.

All the decorations may have been in honor of a Shriner convention in town (their symbol is on the front of the Examiner building).

The building pictured was put up ca. 1905 and pulled down in 1922.

The current building was permitted that same year for owner Clark J Milliron.

ethereal_reality Feb 23, 2017 7:21 PM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7721057)

BFCL stands for Bible...Flag...Constitution...Lambskin

:previous: Thanks Hoss!


Take a look at this Rainbow Girls powder Compact.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/kHaS4Y.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Rare...EAAOSwBw5XRPAf

HossC Feb 23, 2017 8:02 PM

It's only about a week since we've had Julius Shulman pictures of an apartment complex in Palos Verdes, and this one's more conventional. The description calls them "Palos Verdes Apartments", but the title says "Porto Verde Apartments". It's "Job 4719: Kamnitzer and Marks, Palos Verdes Apartments (Palos Verdes Peninsula, Calif.), 1971". I've left out a couple of the color photos and all of the black & white ones. The image below was originally portrait, but seemed to work better cropped to landscape.

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

One of the entrances.

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

This is roughly halfway down the side of the complex seen in the first image.

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

I'll finish with an arty shot of the roofs.

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

All from Getty Research Institute

The apartments still appear fairly isolated in the 1980 aerial view at Historic Aerials, with no additional buildings around them. That had changed by 1994. The field in the foreground of the first Shulman image became a golf course as recently as sometime between 2005 and 2009. The apartments themselves remain virtually unchanged, at least from the outside. GSV shows the name "Villas at Rancho Palos Verdes" (below) on the signage at 6600 Beachview Drive, but a little Googling suggests that the name has changed again, this time to "Avana Rancho Palos Verdes".

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

ethereal_reality Feb 23, 2017 8:42 PM

Railbirds sighted in Inglewood.


Hollywood Park Race Track [c.1945]

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/HVErXu.jpg
ebay


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/fpvnuH.jpg
10/15 /45




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ethereal_reality Feb 23, 2017 9:16 PM

And while we're in Inglewood.....


"3 Found PHOTOs The Woman Chaser Film Movie Location - Jet Car Wash - Inglewood CA"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/LWpPmq.jpg
ebay

I'm not sure if we have visited this particular car wash on NLA.


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/VPT0N0.jpg
ebay

From the photos you'd never guess the film is a neo-noir filmed in black and white.


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/HKC6Qa.jpg
ebay


All from
http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-Found-PHOT...kAAOSwB09YLp0M
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I just found this photo of a scene from the movie.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...922/arLASE.jpg
http://www.standbyformindcontrol.com...ve-never-seen/

It looks rather....shall I say.....interesting. ;)

"Hudson, having had a life-changing epiphany, finds his mother at home practicing ballet. She asks him to dance with her.
He agrees. He whips off his shirt, and in a lengthy sequence runs and leaps and twists with his dear old mother."

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HossC Feb 23, 2017 9:27 PM

:previous:

Jet Car Wash, Inglewood - still standing at 941 W Manchester Boulevard.

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

ethereal_reality Feb 23, 2017 9:50 PM

:previous:

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...923/k5v5iC.jpg

Thanks Hoss. I'm glad this part of the sign has survived.

It's very Jet-Setesque.
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tovangar2 Feb 23, 2017 9:56 PM

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Originally Posted by quickstop (Post 7721254)
They still had delivery trikes when I worked downtown in the seventy's

The movie studios employed delivery trikes to haul film cans around the lots. Probably still do.

Do you remember those too e_r?

ethereal_reality Feb 23, 2017 10:01 PM

:previous: Now that you mention it......yes, I remember them.

The post-production department used them to haul tapes back and forth to the producer's building.

ethereal_reality Feb 23, 2017 10:33 PM

rare ephemera from 1911

An invitation to a lecture and dance at the Hotel Leighton.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/hX9Hc1.jpg


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/Y2rtzq.jpg

found at
http://www.ebay.com/itm/original-rar...cAAOSwQItT~Mvf




dimensions, front and back
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/brYREN.jpghttp://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/Ov4Nbu.jpg

Can you imagine, this simple invitation has survived for 106 years!

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HossC Feb 23, 2017 10:39 PM

:previous:

Nice find, e_r. I posted several pictures of the Hotel Leighton back in October 2013 - the full post is here.

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6295062)

There's a couple of pictures of Hotel Leighton on the USC site. This undated photo shows concrete sidewalks, but unpaved roads.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ALeighton4.jpg
USC Digital Library


GaylordWilshire Feb 23, 2017 11:24 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7721620)
And while we're in Inglewood.....
I just found this photo of a scene from the movie.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...922/arLASE.jpg
http://www.standbyformindcontrol.com...ve-never-seen/

It looks rather....shall I say.....interesting. ;)

"Hudson, having had a life-changing epiphany, finds his mother at home practicing ballet. She asks him to dance with her.
He agrees. He whips off his shirt, and in a lengthy sequence runs and leaps and twists with his dear old mother."

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Here's a very animated Mr. Warburton in another scene, bouncing all over the place, you might say...a still from a video that leaves nothing to the imagination...of course, I'm really only interested in where the house might be.


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Bb...w=w931-h533-no

ethereal_reality Feb 23, 2017 11:55 PM

:previous: Thanks for the pic GW.

I'm surprised it's in color. Isn't the movie in black and white?

(I've never seen the movie....only read about)


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