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Martin Pal May 17, 2020 7:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BillinGlendaleCA (Post 8924712)
There was a pretty big boom down there(300 block of Boyd) last night and the news said several buildings were destroyed.
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11 Firefighters Escape Through Ball of Fire in Explosion at Downtown LA Building
Some of the LAFD firefighters injured in Saturday's fire and explosion suffered critical injuries, but all are expected to survive.

https://i2-prod.mirror.co.uk/incomin...re_3471jpg.jpg

NBC news link and videos HERE.


300 Boyd Street later in the evening...

https://media.gettyimages.com/photos...e-id1225312690

Earl Boebert May 17, 2020 9:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 8924976)
Thanks Earl for your interesting comment. .....never heard of that.

And then there was room for someone to open the door and drive off? Or was it a contortion act?

Nobody in the car. Driver gets out before the bouncing starts. In those days it didn't matter which side had a door that could be opened because all the cars had bench seats (of fond memory :-))

Cheers,

Earl

CityBoyDoug May 17, 2020 9:24 PM

:cheers::shrug:

http://fineartamerica.com/images/art...er-tellone.jpg
antelope valley

Earl Boebert May 17, 2020 11:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 8925056)
How could anyone open the door if there was only 4 inches between each car after it was ''bounced'' into position? [Naturally the bouncing would begin with no one inside the car.]
The next day one has to be able to get inside to start the car and drive it away.

http://www.boebertandblossom.com/LANoir/Cars.jpg

Here's a diagram, say after the car carrier arrived and we unloaded it. One row against the shop wall. If two car carriers showed up at the same time there would be two rows. The cars would be "unparked" and pulled into the shop for final assembly and then onto the lot and the showroom floor. Outside row first then inside. If for some reason you had to get out a car from the inside row it was a real PITA because you'd have to pull two outside cars to give room to get it out. We got our exercise.

Cheers,

Earl

CityBoyDoug May 18, 2020 2:31 AM

:shrug::shrug:

https://www.tripsavvy.com/thmb/kys71...6e02b57665.jpg
antelope valley

They like to slum it, that is, they prefer poorer soils, especially the sandy stuff. If the dirt is too rich and wet, they won’t thrive. Well, they do like moist conditions at first, but once they get going leave them alone — they can handle droughts.

They don’t like to be transplanted. And they don’t like it hot. They’re a cool-season annual, showing their color early in the growing season and fading in the heat of summer.

The petals close at night and when the weather is too cold, windy, or cloudy, but they open again in the morning sun.

ethereal_reality May 18, 2020 11:55 PM

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Here's a great photograph currently on eBay.

It shows the employees of the Charles Schonlaw Chevrolet Dealership posed in front of a fine looking building in Hollywood, California. [date: June 16, 1937]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/Ld6Bfl.jpg
Link

The street number is 7601 but I'm not sure of the street.



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nadeau May 19, 2020 9:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8925915)
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Here's a great photograph currently on eBay.

It shows the employees of the Charles Schonlaw Chevrolet Dealership posed in front of a fine looking building in Hollywood, California. [date: June 16, 1937]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/Ld6Bfl.jpg
Link

The street number is 7601 but I'm not sure of the street.



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Compare this to 7601 Sunset Blvd.

HossC May 19, 2020 1:37 PM

:previous:

I concur with the 7601 Sunset Boulevard location. Here's a different angle dated "1960s". One of the comments pinpoints it at 1962. It looks like present tennant Bonhams are using the same roof sign frame.

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...nlawChevy1.jpg
Alden Jewell on Flickr

ethereal_reality May 19, 2020 3:24 PM

I was trying to figure out the extremely long car (stretch limo?) next to building but then it dawned on me it's a regular car in motion.

I imagine Bonhams would like to have the old eBay photograph.

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ethereal_reality May 19, 2020 3:32 PM

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KWICKORN


Here's another interesting photograph currently on eBay.

It shows Quick Foods Inc. at 2060 Santa Fe Avenue, Los Angeles, California


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/jmioCb.jpg
Link

As you can see - three delivery trucks with Kwickorn ads are parked in front of the rather unique building.






Kwickorn ads can also be seen in the image below. I'm not quite sure what is going on in the photo. Photo taken at a Dog & Pony Show.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/UaHBSI.jpg
cardcow

Uncle Bill Sharples, the Grocer. Sharplesville Cal.




https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/5q0PQM.jpg

GaylordWilshire May 19, 2020 4:02 PM

:previous:


The Art Deco detailing is definitely interesting; it was built in 1931 for real estate investor Eva A. Lynn and survived until 1998 when it made way for the widening of Santa Fe Avenue. The late '20s–early '30s trucks in front indicate that the photo was probably taken soon after completion.

GaylordWilshire May 19, 2020 4:44 PM

Random item from the 1900 LACD

https://i.postimg.cc/PJXF9h47/flowerad00-LACD-bmp.jpg

BillinGlendaleCA May 20, 2020 12:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 8926469)

California Poppies?
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...da236782_b.jpg2019-04-07 20-13-42 (B,Radius8,Smoothing4)-Edit.jpg by BillinGlendaleCA, on Flickr

From last year's superbloom.

Flyingwedge May 21, 2020 4:54 AM

Oops. Never mind. :rolleyes:

Mstimc May 21, 2020 8:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 8926469)

I don't think I've ever seen "Brown" as a telephone exchange name before. Most I've seen are two syllables. Several years ago I read the names were chosen for their unique sounds so they could be easily heard and understood by long distance operators.

odinthor May 21, 2020 4:45 PM

I don't believe NLA has had the Mona Lisa Cafe at 2534 W. 7th before (there was also one on Wilshire):

https://i.postimg.cc/J40y4cFp/MonaL001.jpg
odinthor collection

Unlike its sibling establishment on Wilshire (which was subject to hold-ups), the Westlake location's existence--after a bumpy start (fire)--seems to have been relatively calm.

https://i.postimg.cc/sxq32SBL/Mona-L-LAT-11-11-25.jpg
LA Times, 11/11/1925

ethereal_reality May 21, 2020 6:45 PM

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I agree, odinthor. We have only discussed the Mona Lisa on Wilshire Blvd.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/GpFk32.jpg
eBay




RE: Westlake Shopping Arcade.

The complex, and concept, seems to have been ahead of its time.

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

Good find, odinthor.

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ethereal_reality May 21, 2020 8:02 PM

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I don't believe we have seen Jackson's either.
..............................................(I searched & found no results) yet it seems vaguely familiar.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/JYw8sb.jpg
BABARR FILE

No address.




Let's take a closer look at the front entrance to the bar.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/dad2Dj.jpg
detail

Look at that front door. It looks like you're about to enter a pirate's den.




On the side, and towards the back, there is a liquor store named The Bottle Shop.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/Wod4WS.jpg

And there appears to be a real estate office in the home behind the building - - - - >






One more thing.

I don't believe I have ever seen a TAXI sign like this one.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/lhhXmF.jpg



If we have already seen Jackson's on NLA. . .pretend we haven't. ;)
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ethereal_reality May 21, 2020 8:32 PM

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And wehaven't seen this haberdasher on NLA.


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

Vincent Simeone, Custom Tailors - Haberdashers
3256 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles - California
"Just West of Vermont"

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sopas ej May 21, 2020 10:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8928909)
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I don't believe we have seen Jackson's either.
..............................................(I searched & found no results) yet it seems vaguely familiar.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/JYw8sb.jpg
BABARR FILE

No address.





Let's take a closer look at the front entrance to the bar.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/dad2Dj.jpg
detail

Look at that front door. It looks like you're about to enter a pirate's den.




On the side, and towards the back, there is a liquor store named The Bottle Shop.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/Wod4WS.jpg

And there appears to be a real estate office in the home behind the building - - - - >






One more thing.

I don't believe I have ever seen a TAXI sign like this one.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/lhhXmF.jpg



If we have already seen Jackson's on NLA. . .pretend we haven't. ;)
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That is the northeast of corner of Fremont and Huntington in South Pasadena. That business is now the Barkley, which I've eaten at once (or twice?), many years ago now.

I can't get the Google Mobile at a good position...
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.1041...4!8i8192?hl=en

nadeau May 21, 2020 10:51 PM

Close up revealed the street.
 
https://i.postimg.cc/FKvpywD4/CD7803...7-DAFA80-F.png
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8928909)
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I don't believe we have seen Jackson's either.
..............................................(I searched & found no results) yet it seems vaguely familiar.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/JYw8sb.jpg
BABARR FILE

No address.




Let's take a closer look at the front entrance to the bar.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/dad2Dj.jpg
detail

Look at that front door. It looks like you're about to enter a pirate's den.




On the side, and towards the back, there is a liquor store named The Bottle Shop.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/Wod4WS.jpg

And there appears to be a real estate office in the home behind the building - - - - >






One more thing.

I don't believe I have ever seen a TAXI sign like this one.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/lhhXmF.jpg



If we have already seen Jackson's on NLA. . .pretend we haven't. ;)
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https://postimg.cc/PC61h3g3 1400 Huntington Drive from Google Maps

GaylordWilshire May 22, 2020 11:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8928965)
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And wehaven't seen this haberdasher on NLA.


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

Vincent Simeone, Custom Tailors - Haberdashers
3256 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles - California
"Just West of Vermont"

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One of a series of ads in the LAT during 1959:

https://i.postimg.cc/1R27wt6K/simeonead-bmp.jpg


Vincent Simeone's shop had been in the Wilshire Central Building at the nec of Oxford for years before it moved to the Switzer's building, where it remained until the late '60s. The Switzer building lasted from 1931-1970--for more on it and the Wilshire Central building, see this story of early commercial Wilshire Blvd (& scroll down). Switzer's was built on the site of Henry O'Melveny's house, which he moved to Windsor Square in 1930.

https://i.postimg.cc/1RHcRdtZ/switzerssimeone-bmp.jpg



The O'Melveny house today:

https://i.postimg.cc/pTd8mWyb/omelvenyhouse.jpg

Martin Pal May 22, 2020 6:23 PM

The photo of Jackson's/The Bottle Shop is dated in a few places online as May, 1957. FYI.

ethereal_reality May 23, 2020 5:07 PM

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Do you remember when we discussed the stand-alone ice machines.

The discussion began when I posted this snapshot taken by a Russian visitor to Los Angeles.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/pIRi1I.jpg
Post #51722

At the time I asked if neighborhoods had their own ice machines.


Scott Charles answered back "They sure did!" and included this photograph from the 1970s.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/gxO2Oz.jpg
Post #51719



A couple of weeks ago I posted screengrabs from a short film found in the Huntley Archives. (Nutburgers)


Another film in the archive includes a segment that shows a person using one of these neighborhood ice machines. (identical to the one in the Russian eBay photo)

This is where it gets interesting:

Much to my surprise, the person who walks up and purchases a block of ice (and lugs it away!) is none other than Jean Harlow!

Here is the sequence:

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/8s3r8m.jpg


Jean walks into the frame.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/egHZxM.jpg



She places the coins in the slot. .

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/YN2V0D.jpg



And glances down to where the ice somes out.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/LW24UL.jpg



Kerplunk!

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/7lEbqI.jpg



Jean bends down to retrieve the block of ice. .

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/7X8alP.jpg



and walks away mumbling something about killing her agent.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/zlcDMK.jpg



You can watch the 8:47 minute film. HERE. (the riveting Harlow Ice Machine segment begins at 3:26)


There are also several mystery locations in the film. Watch for the posts.


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ethereal_reality May 23, 2020 5:38 PM

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Here is the first mystery location from the same film

The old Horseshoe Tavern.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/QG2aq9.jpg



https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/vGMnCK.jpg



https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/KSBU5K.jpg



https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/wpMi3t.jpg

Anyone? :superwhip





Link
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HossC May 23, 2020 6:30 PM

:previous:

The 1937 CD lists the Old Horseshoe Tavern at 6110 Wilshire Boulevard. That's just west of Fairfax. The intersection has many well-photographed buildings, so I'll see if I can turn up any pictures.

ETA:

LAPL has three detail views of the building by Anne Laskey taken in 1978. They're titled "Former tavern, Wilshire Boulevard". The description says:
Exterior of a Tudor revival style building, once the home of the Old Horseshoe Tavern and Thoroughbred Club, which moved to 840 S.Fairfax Avenue in 1949 and was renamed "Tom Bergin's Horseshoe Tavern. Located at 6110 Wilshire Boulevard, this structure is no longer standing.
https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...Horseshoe1.jpg

ProphetM May 23, 2020 8:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8928909)
On the side, and towards the back, there is a liquor store named The Bottle Shop.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/Wod4WS.jpg

And there appears to be a real estate office in the home behind the building - - - - >

I believe I have a photo of the sign that can be seen on the wooden post in the middle of this image. In later years it was mounted on a light post a few feet away, but given its age I think it's probably the same one. You can see the holes at the corners that were used for rear straps as seen in the old photo. The sign survived at this location until some time between April and December 2017.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw...-no?authuser=0

CityBoyDoug May 23, 2020 8:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8930594)
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Do you remember when we discussed the stand-alone ice machines.

The discussion began when I posted this snapshot taken by a Russian visitor to Los Angeles.

As I recall each block of ice was carefully wrapped in brown paper...so lovely.

I used to buy cubed ice for our electric ice cream machine. Add rock salt to the ice and it got real cold. Run the machine for a few minutes and you have homemade ice cream.

http://s7d2.scene7.com/is/image/BedB...8089211p?$478$
bing image

CityBoyDoug May 24, 2020 1:30 AM

http://www.michaelbarrier.com/Essays...Studio0001.jpg..https://s1.dmcdn.net/v/3KJ_E1Lzc57A8wTub/x480
Barrier

Walter Lantz (April 27, 1899 – March 22, 1994)....Hollywood cartoon studio.....who supplied material to Universal Studios.

Link: some of his iconic music for his cartoons of 1940s.>>>>> [the cartoon is a bit iffy by 2020 standards but the music is top notch.] 7 minutes

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xx4wr2

https://bcdbimages.s3.amazonaws.com/...lantz_logo.jpg
universal

CaliNative May 24, 2020 10:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 8930880)
http://www.michaelbarrier.com/Essays...Studio0001.jpg..https://s1.dmcdn.net/v/3KJ_E1Lzc57A8wTub/x480
Barrier

Walter Lantz (April 27, 1899 – March 22, 1994)....Hollywood cartoon studio.....who supplied material to Universal Studios.

Link: some of his iconic music for his cartoons of 1940s.>>>>> [the cartoon is a bit iffy by 2020 standards but the music is top notch.] 7 minutes

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xx4wr2

https://bcdbimages.s3.amazonaws.com/...lantz_logo.jpg
universal

^^^
Lantz, of course best known for Woody Woodpecker. Trying to figure out that women's behind on the left. Is she bowlegged? Not unshapely, but different. Maybe she was the inspiration for the cartoon ladies above right.

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Ethereal, any more old stories of the "Spanish" Flu in L.A. a 100 years ago? Appreciated the one you had a few weeks ago. Knowing how they got through that could help us now. Press is reporting on a big outbreak at the Farmer John meatpacking plant in Vernon.

GaylordWilshire May 24, 2020 1:19 PM

https://i.postimg.cc/28FJq2Ds/nlanewhousemay20-UT.jpg
LAH, Oct 20, 1907


https://i.postimg.cc/QxH9Cn1t/nlahousemay20-GSV-bmp.jpg



A second interesting house also appearing in the Herald on 10-20-07 (maybe someone can find this one....)

https://i.postimg.cc/jSh4QF3b/nla2ndnewhouse-bmp.jpg

odinthor May 24, 2020 3:59 PM

We've had many NLA postings on the Mary Andrews Clark Home; but I didn't spot one showing its Dining Hall:

https://i.postimg.cc/BQgX3KzN/Mary-And-Clar-L001.jpg
odinthor collection

Noir_Noir May 24, 2020 4:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CaliNative (Post 8931074)
any more old stories of the "Spanish" Flu in L.A. a 100 years ago? Knowing how they got through that could help us now



Automobile Patrol plan to fight Spanish Influenza in Los Angeles.


https://i.imgur.com/j8E3njR.jpg
Los Angeles Herald - 6 December 1918


Some other approaches.


Lemons!

https://i.imgur.com/vBB8gaM.jpg
Los Angeles Herald - 23 October 1918



No kissing!


https://i.imgur.com/4w9DILU.jpg
Los Angeles Herald - 31 October 1918



And lots of laxative!


https://i.imgur.com/xrkAMr3.jpg
Los Angeles Herald - 5 November 1918

Martin Pal May 24, 2020 6:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 8930880)
http://www.michaelbarrier.com/Essays...Studio0001.jpg..Barrier

Walter Lantz Hollywood cartoon studio.....who supplied material to Universal Studios.

Link: some of his iconic music for his cartoons of 1940s.>>>>> [the cartoon is a bit iffy by 2020 standards but the music is top notch.] 7 minutes

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xx4wr2
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For the longest time I was trying to figure out what the sign said on the Walter Lantz building...studios, pictures...?

Finally realized it's Walter Lantz Cartunes!

The photo is c. 1946 and is on Lankershim Blvd. along the perimeter of Universal Studios. According to a commenter on CartoonResearch.com:

This photo is the only known one to exist of this location and is attributed to Dick Lundy, the director of "Wild and Woody". And it’s useful to look at to understand my description of how the building was actually connected to the outer studio wall of Universal, with a front door that opened right on to the sidewalk of Lankershim.

"Wild and Woody" is a W. Woodpecker entry where Woody plays a western Sheriff whose nemesis is named Buzz Buzzard.

Woody and Buzz? Hmmm...

odinthor May 24, 2020 6:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 8931103)

[...]

A second interesting house also appearing in the Herald on 10-20-07 (maybe someone can find this one....)

https://i.postimg.cc/jSh4QF3b/nla2ndnewhouse-bmp.jpg

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https://i.postimg.cc/k4fHN9Xx/WWHunt...-8-17-1908.jpg
LA Times 8/17/1908

HossC May 24, 2020 6:29 PM

:previous:

Maybe Huntington Drive was renumbered, because my guess is 1611 Huntington Drive, which is just east of the old Oneonta Park station. The property websites give a build date of 1908, which is only a year after GW's Herald picture. The image below is from 2009 as trees now hide half the house.

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...tingtonDr1.jpg
GSV

odinthor May 24, 2020 7:19 PM

More on 1611 Huntington Drive (items re-formed for your viewing pleasure):

https://i.postimg.cc/Dfshk4ZD/1611-H...10-30-1925.jpg
LA Times, 10/30/1925

https://i.postimg.cc/HkSD4QZJ/1611-H...1925-Bones.jpg
LA Times, 10/30/1925

Proximity of the article's date to Hallowe'en made me wonder at first if this might just be a fun holiday fiction; but the referred-to murder in Venice at least was certainly true, and at length there was much ado in court about it.

CityBoyDoug May 24, 2020 11:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 8931368)
More on 1611 Huntington Drive (items re-formed for your viewing pleasure):

https://i.postimg.cc/Dfshk4ZD/1611-H...10-30-1925.jpg
LA Times, 10/30/1925

https://i.postimg.cc/HkSD4QZJ/1611-H...1925-Bones.jpg
LA Times, 10/30/1925

Proximity of the article's date to Hallowe'en made me wonder at first if this might just be a fun holiday fiction; but the referred-to murder in Venice at least was certainly true, and at length there was much ado in court about it.

Quicklime is always used if you want human or animal remains to disappear.
We used to use it on the dog kennel droppings.

CityBoyDoug May 24, 2020 11:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Noir_Noir (Post 8931252)

Thanks Martin for your added info on the old Lantz building.

Great articles from the past, noir-noir.

[mod edit: clean-up]

ethereal_reality May 25, 2020 2:26 PM

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Here is an original hand-tinted photograph of a line of tourist bungalows facing one of the canals in Venice California. [1924]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/StFAnu.jpg
eBay

It was taken by a photographer visiting from Michigan. Note the two children watching him take the photograph on the porch. - - - >



too green hand-tinting man.
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ethereal_reality May 25, 2020 2:57 PM

Here's a more recent photograph of Venice showing a burnt out house. [1964]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/Nm1J1G.jpg
eBay

The 4 story Cadillac Hotel can be seen in the background.

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GaylordWilshire May 25, 2020 3:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8931339)
:previous:

Maybe Huntington Drive was renumbered, because my guess is 1611 Huntington Drive, which is just east of the old Oneonta Park station. The property websites give a build date of 1908, which is only a year after GW's Herald picture. The image below is from 2009 as trees now hide half the house.

https://i.postimg.cc/90Bx5jwb/1611-6.jpg
GSV


Thanks for finding the house odinthor and HossC--


Here's another item related to 1611 Huntington Drive, though one not nearly as "grewsome" as the bones story....

https://i.postimg.cc/wv2J9xF1/1611-4-bmp.jpg
LAT July 27, 1929

BillinGlendaleCA May 25, 2020 9:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8931874)
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[mod edit: clean-up]

Here is an original hand-tinted photograph of a line of tourist bungalows facing one of the canals in Venice California. [1924]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/StFAnu.jpg
eBay

It was taken by a photographer visiting from Michigan. Note the two children watching him take the photograph on the porch. - - - >



too green hand-tinting man.
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I looked at Google Street View at the streets that used to be canals, and many are still there. Here's some on the current canals:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...796d4247_b.jpg_5190034-Edit.jpg by BillinGlendaleCA, on Flickr

CaliNative May 26, 2020 11:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Noir_Noir (Post 8931252)

Lemons have lots of Vit. C....can't hurt. No handshakes...how modern. "Bromo Quinine" and hydroxycloroquin. Hmmm. Excellent articles. They seemed more intent on enforcing quartentines. In some ways, they did it better even though their medical knowledge of viruses was tiny. The microscopes couldn't even see them. That would take electron microscopes in the 1930s. They DID know that it was a tiny infectious agent that could pass through a filter. The term "filterable virus" came into use by researchers. The 1918 pandemic was a historic event, a dark "nourish" event that we got through and maybe we can learn some things about what worked at didn't to help us get through our nourish pandemic. This will pass like it did in 1918-20. The Roaring Twenties just around the corner. That will be fun. Bring back the Charleston and flappers. L.A. was a fun place in the 1920s except for prohibition. Maybe the 2020s will be similar once the pandemic ends and the economy gets back on its feet. Things should be just fine by the Olympics. Nourish L.A. history, not politics. Agreed. I'm bummed that the Farmer John plant has an outbreak. I need my Dodger Dogs. I chowed down on 2 or 3 with beer at the stadium back when they actually had baseball. Beer, hot dogs and baseball, the good old days.

ethereal_reality May 26, 2020 5:47 PM

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Currently on eBay.



Three intriguing images taken in downtown Los Angeles. [1947]


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/LtHYbc.jpg
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Parker House.




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Tattoos & B-B-Que.





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I am not entirely sure of the exact locations but I'm pretty sure the passed out man is on Main Street.

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ethereal_reality May 26, 2020 5:59 PM

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I almost forgot the two horizontal photographs from this same group. (also 1947)



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That movie advertisement on the billboard appears to have left off the title of the movie. Does anyone recognize the squarish art-deco building behind the billboards?





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corriganville May 26, 2020 6:17 PM

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I almost forgot the two horizontal photographs from this same group. (also 1947)



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That movie advertisement on the billboard appears to have left off the title of the movie. Does anyone recognize the squarish art-deco building behind the billboards?





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The movie title is there: "The Wicked Lady". It appears to be in red to the right of James Mason. Doesn't come out good in the photo.

BillinGlendaleCA May 26, 2020 6:24 PM

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I almost forgot the two horizontal photographs from this same group. (also 1947)



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That movie advertisement on the billboard appears to have left off the title of the movie. Does anyone recognize the squarish art-deco building behind the billboards?

That's the old Los Angeles Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco at Olive and Olympic. They moved to the corner of Grand and Olympic and the old building is now The Reserve Lofts.

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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...ab347ef0_b.jpg_B030030.jpg by BillinGlendaleCA, on Flickr

ETA: The second photo was taken at 7th and Broadway looking north.

HossC May 26, 2020 7:12 PM

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Another film in the archive includes a segment that shows a person using one of these neighborhood ice machines.

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Much to my surprise, the person who walks up and purchases a block of ice (and lugs it away!) is none other than Jean Harlow!

Here is the sequence:

Jean walks into the frame.

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There are also several mystery locations in the film. Watch for the posts.

I thought you might've posted this "mystery location", e_r.

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Just after the ice machine sequence, this blonde girl crosses the street toward Campbell's Book Store. I think it must be Campbell's Book Store at 856 N Vermont Avenue. It opened in 1924 opposite the UCLA campus. An LAT article says the store moved to 10918 LeConte Ave in Westword Village when UCLA moved in 1929. I'm guessing they ran two stores for a short while as e_r's video is dated as "1930's".

Believe it or not, 856 N Vermont Avenue is the building we saw last week as Burleigh's. It may even be that the girl operated the same stop signal that's drawn onto the picture below.

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Here's a funny snapshot that someone doctored up with a ball point pen.

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Beaudry May 26, 2020 8:47 PM

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I am not entirely sure of the exact locations but I'm pretty sure the passed out man is on Main Street.

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Oh yeah, Main St in all its glory. The Hotel Royal was 416 S Main, in the good ol' Alcazar at Main and Winston, which I'm sure we've seen here before. Became a parking lot in August/September 1950.

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