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CityBoyDoug Jun 18, 2013 4:37 PM

Light up a Camel....?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Noircitydame (Post 6168302)
Any old TV experts out there who could date these Admirals?
http://i699.photobucket.com/albums/v...t/kj9w_rot.jpg

Great pictures of Wilshire Coulters!
I'm not an old tv expert but I own one of those Admirals! I was told, or saw a date on it, that mine is from 1949. It's bakelite - weighs a ton.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...elle/IMG-3.jpg[/QUOTE]

Very snazzy smoker's stand Noir City Dame...with lighted marble. Amazing and almost worshipful. Yes, ER, I believe this has an electric lighter which uses an electric coil. The lighter is the marble dome....lift it out and the underside hides the lighter coil. There's a lot of these for sale on ebay. Rather decadent..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps06dda8b8.jpg

tovangar2 Jun 18, 2013 7:27 PM

2nd Street Park
 
Nathan Masters put up a blog post this past week on the now vanished 2nd Street Park:



http://www.kcet.org/updaily/socal_fo...r-retreat.html

ethereal_reality Jun 18, 2013 7:45 PM

:previous: very interesting T2. I don't recall ever knowing about this park.



screen-grabs of Los Angeles' Little Tokyo.

http://imageshack.us/a/img600/4296/wmck.jpg
Yamada Family


http://imageshack.us/a/img4/8757/qzvt.jpg
Yamada Family


http://imageshack.us/a/img189/3721/n1h1.jpg
Yamada Family


http://imageshack.us/a/img837/7269/da0o.jpg
Yamada Family



Watch the video HERE.
http://imageshack.us/a/img22/7379/fcga.jpg
http://www.discovernikkei.org/en/nik.../slide/?page=1

*click on the link above. I'm still uncertain how to embed videos.
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ethereal_reality Jun 18, 2013 8:17 PM

Flash Flood 1966.

Anyone recognize where this was taken? (note the SAFEWAY sign)
http://imageshack.us/a/img404/6605/cduy.jpg
ebay

the seller used this photograph as an example from a Los Angeles press photography annual. (see below)

http://imageshack.us/a/img546/4841/rcq.jpg
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ethereal_reality Jun 18, 2013 8:58 PM

I had never heard of the Van Norman Dam until I happened across this photograph on ebay.

http://imageshack.us/a/img9/9475/tj90.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img824/1029/t5hw.jpg





The Van Norman Dam in 1920.

http://imageshack.us/a/img585/4990/i0wq.jpg
museumofsanfernandovalley.com



February 9, 1971 -earthquake damage

http://imageshack.us/a/img153/8936/2imp.jpg
nisee2.berkeley.edu

For a length of about 1,800 feet, the embankment (including the parapet wall, dam crest, most of the upstream slope, and a portion of the downstream slope) slid into the reservoir. A loss of about 30 feet of dam height resulted when as much as 800,000 cubic yards of dam embankment was displaced into the reservoir. The reservoir was about half full at the time (thank god!).

Eighty-thousand people living downstream of the dam were immediately ordered to evacuate, and steps were taken to lower the water level
in the reservoir as rapidly as possible. (hence the water in the Los Angeles River in the first photo)

CityBoyDoug Jun 18, 2013 10:10 PM

Hi ER
Re: Van Norman Dam

I can recall the old-timers talking about it when I was a Cub Scout.

ethereal_reality Jun 19, 2013 1:55 AM

Many years before the now defunct Los Angeles amusement park Busch Gardens...

http://imageshack.us/a/img33/3520/l661.jpg
ebay


there was the world famous Busch Gardens in Pasadena.

http://imageshack.us/a/img9/5392/0uv0.jpg
ebay




usually referred to as the Busch 'sunken' Gardens.
http://imageshack.us/a/img706/5475/bfi9.jpg
ebay





larger view/simply beautiful
http://imageshack.us/a/img35/2140/rke9.jpg
ebay




The Adolf Busch residence overlooking his beloved sunken gardens.
http://imageshack.us/a/img21/7860/b6pa.jpg
unknowned




hmmm...how many Busch residences were there? three...four?
http://imageshack.us/a/img46/9220/86v5.jpg
ebay




interesting stats.
http://imageshack.us/a/img198/1125/f8mk.jpg
http://pasadenapio.blogspot.com/



http://imageshack.us/a/img41/7654/bm8u.jpg
rppc/ebay




I'm not sure if that's Helen Burke or Snow White? ;)
http://imageshack.us/a/img209/3843/8q8n.jpg
rppc/ebay




and there was even a lake. (note the lone hilltop house in the far distance)
http://imageshack.us/a/img812/8412/tyx0.jpg
ebay




folder dated 1913.
http://imageshack.us/a/img35/6729/oae4.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img577/4968/m6f4.jpg
ebay





http://imageshack.us/a/img833/2536/vfp7.jpg
rppc/ebay




one last view of the mill. Is that a stork on the chimney?
http://imageshack.us/a/img9/8126/rke.jpg
ebay




tourist's snapshots 1910s. (see the woman walking past the sculptured shrub) -reminds me of 'Last Year at Marienbad'.
http://imageshack.us/a/img560/9743/3cvt.jpg
ebay


http://imageshack.us/a/img69/8836/xrgn.jpg
ebay




The Busch 'eagle' in flowers/lower right
http://imageshack.us/a/img850/8632/k5bz.jpg
ebay





The borders of Adolf's Busch Gardens. This place was HUGE!

http://imageshack.us/a/img404/8316/m07y.jpg
gsv

Bellafontaine Street is the northern border/ Madeline Drive is the southern.
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Mstimc Jun 19, 2013 3:12 AM

Maybe I've missed it, but have their been any posts about the big Sears building on Olympic? My Dad got a job in its warehouse after returning from the Pacific in WWII. I believe there's still a store on the ground floor but the rest of the huge building is empty--quite a bit of noir potential there!

BTW, I remember when the giant box of a warehouse building just south of the I5-I10 interchange was the shipping center for Sears' catalogue order fulfillment operation. Remember the catalogs?!:righton:

ethereal_reality Jun 19, 2013 4:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mstimc (Post 6169402)
Have their been any posts about the big Sears building on Olympic? My Dad got a job in its warehouse after returning from the Pacific in WWII. I believe there's still a store on the ground floor but the rest of the huge building is empty--quite a bit of noir potential there!

It truly is a remarkable building Mstimc.

under construction 1927
http://imageshack.us/a/img839/1396/vr21.jpg
http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=69505


http://imageshack.us/a/img195/793/fpzh.jpg
http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=69505
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http://imageshack.us/a/img841/5917/zqvq.jpg
http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=69511

details from lapl
http://imageshack.us/a/img46/9349/76op.jpg
http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=69511
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tovangar2 Jun 19, 2013 5:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6168846)
I don't recall ever knowing about this park.

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I think Second Street Park was immediately west of today's Vista Hermosa Park, but someone else would no doubt be better at figuring out its footprint
(a lot of time has been spent here on the thread in the Crown Hill neighborhood/Los Angeles Oil Field).

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-L...20855%2BPM.jpg
http://www.kcet.org/updaily/socal_fo...r-retreat.html

There's a little background on the last owner of Second Street Park here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Bayer

ethereal_reality Jun 19, 2013 1:59 PM

:previous: thx T2. I'm still trying to figure out it's exact location....this helps.

Noircitydame Jun 19, 2013 2:15 PM

I love those screen grabs of Little Tokyo, and have never seen pictures of Busch Gardens LA or the Sears building -wow :)

How about some traffic safety? The So Cal Auto Club's Highway Patrol Service, from my own collection (no date, guessing c.1925-27). I would not want to be pulled over by these guys. Welcome to Noir City.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...elle/IMG-4.jpg

I saw this 1940s LA traffic safety film on TCM years ago: someone uploaded a snippet of it on You Tube - the start and end are cut off. The part that they do show is amazing though!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on8n4TKHRqk

The "Dope" following the blonde has a Hollywood Co. Wolf Whistle on his car. . .
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...e-original.jpg eBay
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...histleside.jpg

so-cal-bear Jun 19, 2013 2:58 PM

Another ad for this high-class auto accessory,
 
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ethereal_reality Jun 19, 2013 3:01 PM

:previous: Love the wolf whistles NoirCityDame and so-cal-bear. lol


We've seen many photographs of the Los Angeles County Hospital, but I've never noticed the covered pedestrian bridge at lower left before.

http://imageshack.us/a/img827/2762/nlkd.jpg
ebay

I surmise the other 'bridge-like' structure is an extension of the hospital powerhouse (with the two chimneys).
I bet there are tunnels all over this place. Has anyone ever seen blueprints? It's truly a gem.
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ethereal_reality Jun 19, 2013 3:35 PM

At what point in time did city officials decide to dead-end Bellevue Avenue?

Here it is in 1897
http://imageshack.us/a/img855/60/ad69.jpg
http://www.historicmapworks.com/




and in 1947. -still a thoroughfare
http://imageshack.us/a/img580/4431/jq1a.jpg
my map




and today. Here is the missing segment that I circled in blue on the 1947 map
http://imageshack.us/a/img543/6862/gqmf.jpg
gsv




the actual dead-end on upper Bellevue Ave. looking east.
http://imageshack.us/a/img827/6970/ogwc.jpg
gsv




lower Bellevue Ave. looking west toward upper Bellevue Ave.
http://imageshack.us/a/img802/8313/u2vz.jpg
gsv

Obviously it was a very steep grade. Do you think this might be why they decided to do away with this segment of Bellevue?
I don't know how these decisions are made. -just curious
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Forgive me if I've asked this question before.

ethereal_reality Jun 19, 2013 3:42 PM

Before I leave this area I want to point out one of my favorite 'arts and craft' houses in the city.
It's right on the corner where Bellevue used to be.

http://imageshack.us/a/img580/9554/tcwa.jpg
google aerial





Here it is! 508 Belmont Ave.
http://imageshack.us/a/img824/6629/ng0w.jpg
gsv




http://imageshack.us/a/img835/5513/dw8z.jpg
gsv





view with the dead-end
http://imageshack.us/a/img259/5711/r70n.jpg
gsv




Diagonally across the street on Belmont Ave. are cute little bungalows that barely escaped the construction of the Hollywood Freeway. A pedestrian bridge crosses the fwy at this point.
http://imageshack.us/a/img20/9489/kccq.jpg




close-up/pedestrian bridge
http://imageshack.us/a/img404/4034/46vf.jpg
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Mstimc Jun 19, 2013 4:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6169495)
It truly is a remarkable building Mstimc.


details from lapl
http://imageshack.us/a/img46/9349/76op.jpg
http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=69511
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Very cool--thanks so much, E_R!

ethereal_reality Jun 19, 2013 6:00 PM

from Bleeding Through: Layers of Los Angeles, 1920-1986. An interactive DVD-ROM.

http://imageshack.us/a/img191/4597/biit.jpg
http://www.fondation-langlois.org/ht...hp?NumPage=385

click on the link above for information on this project.
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or here
http://imageshack.us/a/img826/2587/35xc.jpg
http://www.hatjecantz.de/controller....001280&lang=en

ethereal_reality Jun 19, 2013 6:59 PM

The 'Edendale Meteor' 1907

http://imageshack.us/a/img689/84/q6yg.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img163/8340/txqn.jpg
www.ollalumni.com this link doesn't work any longer/it says their account has been suspended.

'ollalumni' stands for Our Lady of Loretto Grammar School located at 258 N. Union Ave. in Echo Park.
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belmont bob Jun 19, 2013 7:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6169823)
At what point in time did city officials decide to dead-end Bellevue Avenue?

Here it is in 1897
http://imageshack.us/a/img855/60/ad69.jpg
http://www.historicmapworks.com/




Obviously it was a very steep grade. Do you think this might be why they decided to do away with this segment of Bellevue?
I don't know how these decisions are made. -just curious
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Forgive me if I've asked this question before.

ER, Regarding Bellevue being cut-off. I think it’s the same as several streets in the Echo Park/Edendale area where some streets are laid out on maps but the terrain just is too steep to make them safe or practical. I was born in Edendale on Ewing Street west of Glendale and over the top of the Hill looking down from Apex Street, Ewing runs only half way up the eastern side from Silver Lake area. Plenty of others streets that feature steep stairways to bridge gaps in the road in that area.

On the out buildings at the County Hospital, that foot bridge and buildings can be clearly seen on the 1948 and 1952 historic aerials. The power plant is also visible. By the 1972 aerial both are gone. The concrete “bridge” is still there as of the latest Google imaging. Which brings to mind the beautiful old brick building which I believe is part of the County Coroner’s facility and maybe was part of the original hospital. I don’t think I’ve seen it on this forum before. Seems to me that place ought to be spelled Coronoir :koko:

BTW, the decision to not run the street through would have started with the civil engineer and city planners would have to buy off. That would seem to cover the basics.


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