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GaylordWilshire Mar 15, 2013 2:26 PM

Dr. Brinkley, all over town
 
:previous:


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Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 6052864)


Reminded me of ER's post of Sept 21, 2010:

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 4988896)
below: I would love to see inside Oscar's Cafe (I can smell the hamburgers and onions).

http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/3...ld1952cosc.jpg
usc

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/677...effersonwr.jpg
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belmont bob Mar 15, 2013 2:52 PM

just wanted to point out this now on page 666 if anyone cares about that kind of thing...

transitfan Mar 15, 2013 3:00 PM

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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 6051429)
http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/5392/pcc1250.jpgOrange Empire Railway Museum


Well, the Orange Empire Railway Museum does have a LARy PCC...

True, actually they have 3 (besides 3100, they have 3002 and 3165 (the latter was the very last PCC delivered to then-LATL)). My complaint is that the PE PCCs were double-ended, which was rare for PCCs. I think the Illinois Terminal Railway had some, and San Francisco Municipal Railway may have had some, at least one of which was preserved, AFAIK. It just woulda been cool for OERM to have one. Oh well. :(

alester young Mar 15, 2013 3:03 PM

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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 6052010)
I was going to say that it was, of course, the people who were conformists, who were dull and bland, so the the flamboyance and confidence had to come out in their cars...

Interesting point -I hadn't thought of it that way.

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Unfortunately, cars in just about anything but silver and black don't do as well on the resale market. And as much as I like color, silver cars seem never to need washing... just keep cleaning the wheels and a silver car looks great.
I have a confession to make -have bought silver for the first time and you are so right, it is a great color to mask the road dirt. No Dagmar's, I'm sorry to say. They weren't optional extras. They don't look very pedestrian friendly....

Thanks. Alester.

Hollywood Graham Mar 15, 2013 4:17 PM

Schwinn, Huffy or Murray?
 
Was your bike a Schwinn, Huffy or a Murray?

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Actually it was a Crome Plated Monarch, 3 speed racer. Glad it was a 3 speed because I lived on a hill above Silverlake and Sunset. Even with the 3 speed it was hard peddling up the hill.

BifRayRock Mar 15, 2013 5:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Hollywood Graham (Post 6053060)
Was your bike a Schwinn, Huffy or Murray?

Actually it was a Crome Plated Monarch, 3 speed racer. Glad it was a 3 speed because I lived on a hill above Silverlake and Sunset. Even with the 3 speed it was hard peddling up the hill.

Sturmey Archer 3-speed hub?

Far from being a 3 speed:
Undated photo of Lucille Pinson sporting a Swim Easy bathing costume "Sea Beach Breeze Club"
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics39/00054201.jpgLapl

Undated, address unassigned
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics39/00054270.jpg


1900 - Bike looks like it could be 50 years ahead of its time. Interesting cross bar
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics08/00003704.jpghttp://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=19968


Club "52" Beach Club member, Venice. Undated
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics42/00070595.jpg

Burton Fitts, at right, with his preferred method of transport. Undated. Mr. Fitts was a LA prosecutor and Cal Lieutenant Gov.
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics09/00024361.jpg

Ride the roof of the LA Chamber of Commerce Bldg.
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00078/00078712.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00078/00078713.jpg

1937 - Seventh and Grand Avenue. Would you dare leave your unlocked bike in front of J.W. Robinsons? Very interesting decorative elements.
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00097/00097479.jpghttp://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...Number=5068913

1939-- Glendale flat repair?
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00100/00100955.jpghttp://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...Number=5116882

1939 - Palms Springs Drug and Import Company, 160 North Palm Canyon Drive.
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00100/00100974.jpg

All from Lapl


GaylordWilshire Mar 15, 2013 5:04 PM

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Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 6052864)


The ghost of Dr. Brinkley... (as I post this, I wonder if we've seen this before...anyway...)

http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/8...nkleyghost.jpgGSV



I became curious about Dr. L. A. Brinkley and his signs...not much turned up on him--but I did find more info on Dr. John R. Brinkley, discovered by BRR in connection with goat-nutter Dr. Wheeler (see prior post here). Here's a bit more of his story, excerpted from Wikipedia (boldface is mine):



"In 1922, Brinkley traveled to Los Angeles at the invitation of Harry Chandler, owner of the Los Angeles Times, who challenged Brinkley to transplant goat testicles into one of his editors. If the operation was a success, Chandler wrote, he would make Brinkley the 'most famous surgeon in America,' and if not then he should consider himself 'damned.' California didn't recognize Brinkley's license to practice medicine from the Eclectic Medical University, but Chandler pulled some strings and got him a 30-day permit. The operation was judged a success, and Brinkley received his promised attention in Chandler's paper, which sent many new customers Brinkley's way, including some Hollywood film stars. Brinkley was so taken with the city—and all the money it represented in the form of potential patients—that he began making plans to relocate his clinic there. But his hopes were dashed when the California medical board denied his application for a permanent license to practice medicine, having found his resume 'riddled with lies and discrepancies'.... Brinkley returned to Kansas.... Brinkley's activities inspired the film industry term 'goat gland' — the grafting of talkie sequences onto silent films to make them marketable."


Gotta love 'ole Harry making one of his editors a guinea pig...

MichaelRyerson Mar 15, 2013 5:21 PM

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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 6053150)
Gotta love 'ole Harry making one of his editors a guinea pig...


That particular editor went on to minor fame as the editor of the Home & Garden section and would entertain the copy boys by eating unpeeled fruit and vegetables at his desk.

Fab Fifties Fan Mar 15, 2013 5:50 PM

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1900 - Bike looks like it could be 50 years ahead of its time. Interesting cross bar
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics08/00003704.jpghttp://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=19968


All from Lapl

Excellent bicycle pictures! There is a bike very similar to this on display at the Bicycle Museum in Davis, CA and it is incredibly ahead of its time in engineering.

The novel crossbar is because the bike folds in half by lifting up on a vertical rod that you can kind of make out in the photo. The handlebars also swing to the side, for carrying convenience, when a small knob is pushed in.

The bike on display is a heavy grade metal with wood wheels.

~Jon Paul

Chuckaluck Mar 15, 2013 5:56 PM

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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 6053150)
The ghost of Dr. Brinkley... (as I post this, I wonder if we've seen this before...anyway...)

http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/8...nkleyghost.jpgGSV

"The operation was judged a success".
Unsupported rumor has it that the Editor's first name was Billy, he summered with his wife on Catalina and he was good with kids.

Catalina Mountain Goats, undated
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics30/00064694.jpgLapl

1928 - Catalina
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics30/00064589.jpgLapl


I am wholly unfamiliar with the trash pickup practices in LA in the '20s and '30s, other than it was sparse. Could Dr. Wheeler's disposal of medical waste from his Wilshire Blvd. home/office, have influenced Wilshire Boulevard's falling out of favor as residential gold? Additional information on vasectomania and human xenotransplants can be found here:http://www.gvsu.edu/english/cummings...9/Gillybo9.htm Monkey fur belongs to another post.http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show....php?p=5795562


So much for decorum.

nostalgie Mar 15, 2013 6:46 PM

Many of us may well have crossed paths, tovangar.

The parking lots at the Pan Pacific were driving-lesson central for many of us who grew up in Hancock Park & the Fairfax area in the late '50s & early '60s. Allowed nervous parents to show us the ropes in a place where there was nothing to run into. There was also the Pan Pacific Theatre, a "nabe" showing 2nd run movies.

Sure do remember being taken shopping at the downtown Bullock's & Robinson's stores -
those were indeed the days!

Thank you for your posts - each one seems to revive a memory for me about growing up in that vanished L.A.

Hollywood Graham Mar 15, 2013 8:58 PM

Fitts On His Bike
 
BiffRayRock, Fitts's first name was Buron, easy mistake, never heard of another named Buron.

MichaelRyerson Mar 15, 2013 9:00 PM

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8191/8...ea2e6ae8_o.jpg
Los Angeles High School (the second), ca.1902

View from Broadway between Temple and California Streets, northwest. The tall building with a clock tower is the second Los Angeles High School. The Broadway Tunnel, open less than a year, can be seen in the lower right. I especially like this shot of Fort Moore Hill as you can see some of the many oil wells in the distance. I believe the J.W. Robinson mansion can be seen immediately to the right of the high school.

waterandpower.org


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8298/7...0fa236d9_o.jpg
los angeles high school, 1908

Photograph of the exterior view of second Los Angeles High School with the American flag flying above the clock tower, Fort Moore Hill, Los Angeles, 1908. The 4-story brick building is surrounded by a low picket fence. Two entries are visible in this perspective -- one with a square portico (at left) and one under an arch (at right). The street runs along the front of the school. A sign posted in a vacant lot is beside the school reads: "for sale, C.O.G., has Goodwin [...]". Several trees are visible. Utility poles and lines run above the sidewalk and street.
"Los Angeles' first high school was located on Poundcake Hill, near First and Fort St. (which is now Broadway.) Los Angeles High School was created on the Central Elementary School site in 1873, at a cost of $20,000. The school's first principal was Dr. W.T. Lucky. Its first graduating class (1875) had 7 members. In 1882, to make room for the County Court House, the school was moved to Fort Moore Hill, where the present Board of Education now stands. [The picture to the left] is that of the second Los Angeles High School. In 1917, it moved again to its current location on Olympic Blvd., and Rimpau Ave., with 1937 students." -- unknown author.


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8385/8...ba284254_o.jpg
Portrait of the Los Angeles High School faculty on May 7, 1907

Photographic portrait of the Los Angeles High School faculty on May 7, 1907. Over 51 people are lined up in rows on the steps in front of the school building posing for the camera. The men are wearing suits and the women are wearing long dresses. All of the people are not wearing hats. Printed list of 51 teachers prepared circa 1935 giving their names, departments, and current status is filed with original photograph.; People in the picture are as follows [part 1 of 2]: "1. W.J. Travis -- Taught Science. Deceased; 2. Uncertain -- probably J.W. Parks who was here a short time; 3. Burt O. Kinney -- Head of History, then Vice-Principal, South Pasadena. Deceased; 4. William Schlieman -- Taught Modern Languages, retired. Writes & sells religious books; 5. C.N. Carpenter -- retired June 1934. Lives at Bible Institute; 6. A.L. Cavanagh -- now Principal of University High School; 7. Rae G. Van Cleve -- now Principal of Fairfax High School; 8. Howard Tracy -- was secretary to the Principal of Los Angeles High School; R.C. Daniels -- Taught Science. Deceased; 10. Roger J. Sterrett -- Head of Art Department, Los Angeles High School; 11. Frances Sterrett -- Sister of Roger. Art. Deceased; 12. Emma V. Caleff -- Died 1929; 13. Ella Morgan -- now Librarian Lincoln High School; 14. William Haverman -- Taught German. Deceased; 15. Harriet B. Stark -- Taught in Art Department; 16. Alma Brigham -- Deceased; 17. W.H. Housh -- Principal Los Angeles High School over 30 years -- Deceased; 18. Susan M. Dorsey -- Vice-Principal Los Angeles High School. Afterward Superintendent of City Schools. Retired; 19. J.M. McPherron -- Head of Math, Los Angeles High School, now deceased; Helen H. Ely -- Taught in Classical Department; 21. Frances Gearhart -- Taught English History, now has Art Gallery in Pasadena; 22. Martha Walker -- taught Greek & Latin, Los Angeles High School, retired. Lives at Manhattan; 23. Maud J. Blanchard -- Taught Science -- now in Sanitarium; 24. Ethel Williams -- Taught foreign languages. Now Mrs. Bailey; 25. Martha Johnson -- Still in Math Department, Los Angeles High School; 26. Bertha Hall -- Still in English Department, Los Angeles High School; 27. Clara Lillibridge -- Taught Math, Living in City; 28. Grace A. McPherron -- Now in Language Department, Los Angeles High School; 29. Lloyd Galpin -- Now in Social Science Department, Los Angeles High School."; People in the picture are as follows [part 2 of 2]: "30. Helen Davis -- Taught English in Los Angeles High School. Deceased; 31. Chloe B. Jones -- Taught English in Los Angeles High School. City Superintendent of Schools. Deceased; 32. Lucy A. Du Bois -- Taught English in Los Angeles High School. Retired. Lives at Abbey Hall; 33. Josephine Yoch -- Latin. Retired; 34. Josephine Cinaca -- Now Teaches French in Los Angeles High School; 35. Belle Cooper -- Now Teaches English In Los Angeles High School; 36. Edna Gearhart -- Now teaches Art in Eagle Rock High School; 37. Gertrude Venable or (Venning) -- Not on list. Probably substitution; 38. Anna Stewart -- Now head of Social Science, Los Angeles High School; 39. J.W. Henry -- Was Vice-Principal of Los Angeles High School. Deceased; 40. Gertrude Henderson -- Was Head of English Department, Los Angeles High School. Now in New York; 41. Frances V. Harrow -- Was Head of Math Department, Los Angeles High School. Deceased; 42. Marie Lopez (Mrs. Lowther) -- Now teacher of Spanish, Los Angeles High School; 43. Elizabeth Palmer -- Still in Science Department, Los Angeles High School; 44. Ada Heineman -- In Physical Education Department, Los Angeles High School; 45. Katherine C. Carr -- Has charge of Journalism, Los Angeles High School; 46. Edna Weh Sterrett -- Wife of Roger Sterrett. Teaches math, Los Angeles High School; 47. Bertha Oliver -- Now teaches History, Los Angeles High School. School Adviser; 48. Louise Johnston -- Taught History. Retired. Married; 49. Edna Owen -- Taught Latin. Now Mrs. ___; 50. Helen Downing -- Taught English. Married. Retired; 51. Lucille Dickson -- Taught Music at Los Angeles and California Polytechnical."

USC digital archive/Los Angeles Examiner Collection, 1920-1961

ethereal_reality Mar 15, 2013 9:25 PM

I've never noticed this side entrance before. I love how the columns spread out as they meet the ground....unusual.
Can anyone dig up a close-up?


originally posted by MichaelRyerson
http://imageshack.us/a/img715/6810/aabhighschoolla.jpg
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ethereal_reality Mar 15, 2013 9:30 PM

http://imageshack.us/a/img5/7779/aabluemoonad.jpg
ebay

Chuckaluck Mar 15, 2013 9:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Hollywood Graham (Post 6053606)
BiffRayRock, Fitts's first name was Buron, easy mistake, never heard of another named Buron.


Mr. Fitts had both a colorful name and career, including bizarre political moves, his own trial for perjury and being shot, all culminating in . . . suicide. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buron_Fitts

Typos: The text for this photo states: "Burm[sic] Fitts and Clyde Plummer dumping liquor in a sink. Photo dated: September 18, 1929. "

1929 - Drain cleaner
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics34/00036667.jpgLapl

1933 - "Emma Boucher with her fist held up in the air. She invaded District Attorney Buron Fitts office, and after screaming at him, socked him in the jaw. She was taken to county jail and later an insanity warrant was issued against her."

The look of someone unwilling to cope with SC's new digital format?
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics09/00024388.jpgLapl


The Love-mart case?
"Alice Blake, 16, one of the asserted victims of the alleged Hollywood "love market." Alice Blake and Helen Livingston's confessions that they had been "sold" for $200 each to a nationally known Los Angeles multimillionaire and a weatlhy San Diego man for a gay week-end party, were revealed by the district attorney's office. The girls were taken to San Diego for the party, according to their asserted detailed confessions. Photo dated: March 10, 1931."
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics24/00046590.jpgLapl


1934 - Fitt's Family Food Photo
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics09/00014311.jpgLapl

tovangar2 Mar 15, 2013 10:48 PM

2nd Los Angeles High School
 
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6053661)
I've never noticed this side entrance before. I love how the columns spread out as they meet the ground....unusual.
Can anyone dig up a close-up?
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No close-up Boss, but here's one without the fence which shows a bit more:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-b...436%2520PM.jpg
http://rocknjosie.blogspot.com/2012/...ucational.html

ethereal_reality Mar 15, 2013 11:16 PM

:previous: thanks T2! nice
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Home Savings on the southwest corner of Harbor & Lincoln in Anaheim.

http://imageshack.us/a/img18/7251/aa...omesavings.jpg
http://ocarchives.com/




now Chase Bank.

http://imageshack.us/a/img856/5898/aabanaheimhlarge.jpg
gvs

"I hear there's an effort underway to have ALL the Home Savings buildings in Southern California (as a group) declared historical landmarks. Why? Mainly because of the work Millard Sheets and the artists working under him applied to these buildings, both inside and out. Sheets was one of California's most important artists, and these buildings remain an amazing way to share art (and often history) with the people of this sprawling
Southern California metropolis." -Chris Jepsen



The John Edward Svenson fountain "Child on Dolphin" no longer works. :(

http://imageshack.us/a/img832/1791/a...esavingsfo.jpg


Sadly, the reflecting fountain has become little more than an unkempt planter.
You would think Chase Bank could afford to be better stewards than this.

http://imageshack.us/a/img5/1594/aab...potteddead.jpg
http://miehana.blogspot.com/2011/08/...hn-edward.html



and they're scraggly plants at that.
http://imageshack.us/a/img849/7790/aabanaheimf3.jpg
http://miehana.blogspot.com/2011/08/...hn-edward.html



plaster presentation model for "Child on Dolphin" only 10" high
http://imageshack.us/a/img856/1926/aabanaheimf5.jpg
http://miehana.blogspot.com/2011/08/...hn-edward.html





the original full-scale plaster pattern in Svenson's studio
http://imageshack.us/a/img203/6302/a...f1instudio.jpg
http://miehana.blogspot.com/2011/08/...hn-edward.html




today
http://imageshack.us/a/img199/6848/aabanaheimf2.jpg
http://miehana.blogspot.com/2011/08/...hn-edward.html




Here is a view of both Millard Sheets' brilliant tile mosaic and John Edward Svenson's fountain.

http://imageshack.us/a/img35/3415/aabanaheimf4.jpg
http://miehana.blogspot.com/2011/08/...hn-edward.html


thanks to Kevin Kidney at
http://miehana.blogspot.com/2011/08/...hn-edward.html
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belmont bob Mar 15, 2013 11:17 PM

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Originally Posted by alester young (Post 6052935)
Interesting point -I hadn't thought of it that way.



I have a confession to make -have bought silver for the first time and you are so right, it is a great color to mask the road dirt. No Dagmar's, I'm sorry to say. They weren't optional extras. They don't look very pedestrian friendly....

Thanks. Alester.

There is a lot to say for silver...my wife's car is our first silver one an even though she will complain from time to time about it being dirty, it' nothing like the black one she had before. Thank God for silver!!!!!

belmont bob Mar 15, 2013 11:24 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6053661)
I've never noticed this side entrance before. I love how the columns spread out as they meet the ground....unusual.
Can anyone dig up a close-up?


originally posted by MichaelRyerson
http://imageshack.us/a/img715/6810/aabhighschoolla.jpg
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this is one of the best photos i can remember of the building but what about the later addition of a second building north side. I've seen photos of it off to the side but never any closeups or seen anything even mentioning it. Does anyone have something?
one other thing..i've seen many photos of this building, but i don't recall any from the west or north vistas...


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