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Noircitydame Jul 5, 2015 12:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7085056)
:previous:
NoirCityDame's post:

Thanks for all those interesting additions. I didn't know exactly what that boot shape was for! I love the "world's only outdoor escalator." Wow...really? Wonder what happened to it, though I can guess. Wish it was still there!

You sure know a lot about everything on Hollywood Blvd. -- do you happen to know of any photos showing the front of Coffee Dan's near Highland?

Also, in one of my directory searches they had a Coffee Dan's listed at 6405 Hollywood Blvd., which is near, or at, Cahuenga. I've never seen any photos at all of that location in Hollywood.

These addresses may have been from the 1956 directory, I didn't notate it.
1511 North Vine St. HO4-2290
6405 Hollywood Blvd. HO4-8449
6776 Hollywood Blvd. HO4-0667
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That Coffee Dan's at 6776! I have seen no good pictures showing the front. Nobody seems to have taken a picture of it on purpose! It was a 2-story building with offices above and retail on the ground floor, Dan's being in the space closest to Highland. It originally had a tile roof, but seems to have gotten a late moderne makeover. There were two fires there while it was Dan's, in April and July 1957 so maybe that had something to do with it. The space became a McDonald's in 1987. We've seen most of the intersection views of it already. I found a couple that may be repeats but I don't remember on NLA before, on that nice LA theater history site, https://sites.google.com/site/hollyw...tres/hollywood:

Color view, day with Dan's hiding next to the brown Bank of America building.
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...ns50scolor.jpg
(Kenneth McIntyre) https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater

Similar view c. 1943 before Dan's. It's the white building, tile roof.
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...highland43.jpg
(Bobby Cole) https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater

Glimpse of its roof sign, and a closer view of the building 1957
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...coffeedans.jpg
http://hollywoodhistoricphotos.ipowe...e.php/pID/1846

I don't have any photos or info about Dan at 6405. All I know is that address housed the Hollywood ticket office for The Pacific Steamship Co., then it was Santa Fe Railroad's ticket office from 1930 until 1949 when they moved to 1551 Vine St (not far from the Vine St. Dan's), the space that once briefly housed La Conga nightblub, 1938-41. So Dan could've gone in to 6405 after that. I'm more or less a bonehead about 50s-60s Hollywood. :P

This is the building, anyway.
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...ood_02_700.jpg unknown

an earlier view c. 1937.
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...ahollywood.jpg
Herman Schultheis

Noircitydame Jul 5, 2015 1:16 AM

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Originally Posted by sadykadie2 (Post 7085042)
You da' MAN , Hoss:worship:

I agree! And E-R as well for posting all those wonderful color shots in the first place.

He shared a daytime view of this same intersection back in 2011, when he was still practically a child:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=4396

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...tosimonson.jpg

tovangar2 Jul 5, 2015 1:43 AM

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BDiH Jul 5, 2015 4:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by so-cal-bear (Post 7084838)
After his 1935 absence I guess Dr. Beauchamp came back! 1964 photo, The Owl drug store is now a jewelry store. The building is still there today, the drug/jewelry stores is now a Popeye's fried chicken.

from, https://www.facebook.com/VintageLosA...type=1&theater

https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net...74184567_o.jpg

Macy's Jewelry Store was first class, with credit accounts kept on a Rolodex, not unlike William Stromberg across the street near Wilcox. The KFWB disc jockeys in the photo, and others (B. Mitchell Reed and Gary Owens) used to hang out at Coffee Dan's across the street and at Aldo's near by. The Coffee Dan's at Highland was a favorite of Hollywood High Students after 3:10 pm.

John Maddox Roberts Jul 5, 2015 3:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BDiH (Post 7085274)
Macy's Jewelry Store was first class, with credit accounts kept on a Rolodex, not unlike William Stromberg across the street near Wilcox. The KFWB disc jockeys in the photo, and others (B. Mitchell Reed and Gary Owens) used to hang out at Coffee Dan's across the street and at Aldo's near by. The Coffee Dan's at Highland was a favorite of Hollywood High Students after 3:10 pm.

The man with the glasses in the light-colored shirt at back is Bill Ballance, a man with a noirish history. I started listening to KFWB when I first went to Pasadena in the summer of 1954. Back then there were the "Swingin' 7 DJs of KFWB." I wish I could remember all their names but Bill Ballance and B. Mitchell Reed were two of them. At some time in the later 50s all the neighborhood kids switched allegiance from KFWB to KRLA. I don't know why, but one summer I went there and nobody was listening to KFWB anymore.

Hollywood Graham Jul 5, 2015 5:17 PM

Kfwb
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by John Maddox Roberts (Post 7085385)
The man with the glasses in the light-colored shirt at back is Bill Ballance, a man with a noirish history. I started listening to KFWB when I first went to Pasadena in the summer of 1954. Back then there were the "Swingin' 7 DJs of KFWB." I wish I could remember all their names but Bill Ballance and B. Mitchell Reed were two of them. At some time in the later 50s all the neighborhood kids switched allegiance from KFWB to KRLA. I don't know why, but one summer I went there and nobody was listening to KFWB anymore.

The biggest DJ for KFWB was Al Jarvis, another was Joe Yoakum and the only other one I remember was Gene Weed. I was in Jr. High at that time. Bill Balance and BMR were my favorites.

tovangar2 Jul 5, 2015 5:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7084741)
Jinx Falkenburg celebrates July 4th...
http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/a...2f5d92fb9e.jpg
...and what exactly is she sitting on?



Looks like a hassock/ottoman/poof with a backrest (?)



Speaking of odd things to sit on, do you happen to recall "genuine Contour Chairs"?

Made by the Contour Chair Lounge Company of St Louis from the late 1940s until production ended in the 80s.

There was a time when owning one of these (+ maybe an aluminum Christmas tree) firmly announced one's post-war sensibilities:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-e...94526%2BAM.jpg
flickr / life magazine 9/25/50

Did the "Tiger" one actually come with a tail? I never saw an example of that version IRL:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-c...02654%2BAM.jpg
contour chair madness

50s icons:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-L...95806%2BAM.jpg
shorpy

Earl Boebert Jul 5, 2015 8:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7085455)
Looks like a hassock/ottoman/poof with a backrest (?)



Speaking of odd things to sit on, do you happen to recall "genuine Contour Chairs"?

Made by the Contour Chair Lounge Company of St Louis from circa 1950 until production ended in the 80s.

[Snip]

First piece of furniture we bought after we bought our first house. Huge, heavy and ugly (although ours, a Danish Modern model, was less ugly than most). Loved it, it was perfect for holding the babies at bottle time. Always regretted getting rid of it.

Cheers,

Earl

Flyingwedge Jul 5, 2015 8:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by so-cal-bear (Post 7084838)
After his 1935 absence I guess Dr. Beauchamp came back! 1964 photo, The Owl drug store is now a jewelry store. The building is still there today, the drug/jewelry stores is now a Popeye's fried chicken.

from, https://www.facebook.com/VintageLosA...type=1&theater

https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net...74184567_o.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by John Maddox Roberts (Post 7085385)
The man with the glasses in the light-colored shirt at back is Bill Ballance, a man with a noirish history. I started listening to KFWB when I first went to Pasadena in the summer of 1954. Back then there were the "Swingin' 7 DJs of KFWB." I wish I could remember all their names but Bill Ballance and B. Mitchell Reed were two of them. At some time in the later 50s all the neighborhood kids switched allegiance from KFWB to KRLA. I don't know why, but one summer I went there and nobody was listening to KFWB anymore.

Could the guy at far right be disc jockey/game show host Wink Martindale? I believe he was at KFWB from 1962-67.

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...v.jpg~original
Whomever -- http://i.ytimg.com/vi/gsJ4_q7X7PE/hqdefault.jpg

See: http://www.laradio.com/wherem.htm

tovangar2 Jul 5, 2015 9:10 PM

Contour Chair Lounge Company
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Earl Boebert (Post 7085592)
First piece of furniture we bought after we bought our first house. Huge, heavy and ugly (although ours, a Danish Modern model, was less ugly than most). Loved it, it was perfect for holding the babies at bottle time. Always regretted getting rid of it.

Cheers,

Earl

I owned a Contour Chair for about half an hour in the 80s. I found a almost-pristine example of a 50s "Original" model in chartreuse at a yard sale for ten bucks. I dropped it off with Jim Heimann on my way home b/c I knew he'd love it.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-i...23211%2BPM.jpg
pinterest

They were heaven to sit in. I don't know why we didn't get one back in the day. My sister and I used to make a beeline for them in the furniture stores.

Are they ugly? I can't tell anymore. These days they just look iconic to me:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-s...20240%2BPM.jpg
pinterest

Earl Boebert Jul 5, 2015 10:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7085609)
I owned a Contour Chair for about half an hour in the 80s. I found a almost-pristine example of a 50s "Original" model in chartreuse at a yard sale for ten bucks. I dropped it off with Jim Heimann on my way home b/c I knew he'd love it.

[Snip]

They were heaven to sit in. I don't know why we didn't get one back in the day. My sister and I used to make a beeline for them in the furniture stores.

Are they ugly? I can't tell anymore. These days they just look iconic to me:

[Snip]

http://massagechairplus.com/blogs/wp...oru1006512.jpg

http://massagechairplus.com/blogs/wp...oru1006512.jpg

This is the model we had. Ours was black, with dark gunmetal in the pleated section. The arms folded down.

I think we should quit now, before they throw us off the forum :-)

Cheers,

Earl

CityBoyDoug Jul 5, 2015 11:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Earl Boebert (Post 7085652)
http://massagechairplus.com/blogs/wp...oru1006512.jpg

I think we should quit now, before they throw us off the forum :-)

Cheers,

Earl

:D:cool::D

No, we like your posts Earl and besides that, that chair is so kinky & noir.

John Maddox Roberts Jul 5, 2015 11:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7085685)
:D:cool::D

No, we like your posts Earl and besides that, that chair is so kinky & noir.

I remember attempting certain,---er---, intimacies with a young lady on one of those. It was sadly unsympathetic to our exertions. Sorry, guys, but it seemed sort of noirish at the time.

Noircitydame Jul 6, 2015 12:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7085455)


Speaking of odd things to sit on, do you happen to recall "genuine Contour Chairs"?

Countour Chairs on the Sunset Strip?
"The Television Chair" of "Duran (All Plastic) Leather..."


http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...le/12-9-47.jpg LAT 12-9-1947

Marie the "Designer" will appear in person to demo the chair
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...le/3-11-48.jpg LAT 3-11-1948

Now at 8512 Sunset
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...lle/4-3-49.jpg LAT 4-3-1949

It's hard to find a postwar ad for a household product aimed at men/husbands that doesn't involve a pipe & slippers.

"There's only one Contour Chair..."
Does it move? Yes
Endorsed by Dr. Fink, authority on nervous disorders.
How about one for the pool?
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...lle/2-7-50.jpg LAT 2-7-50

Krell58 Jul 6, 2015 12:27 AM

I ordered a documentary from Amazon called Los Angeles Plays Itself, about the film industry vs real life. here's the trailer.
Video Link


and a six minute clip.
Video Link

CityBoyDoug Jul 6, 2015 12:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John Maddox Roberts (Post 7085706)
I remember attempting certain,---er---, intimacies with a young lady on one of those. It was sadly unsympathetic to our exertions. Sorry, guys, but it seemed sort of noirish at the time.

I went to a dentist two weeks ago. I swear to you, he had a dental chair exactly like that one.

Tetsu Jul 6, 2015 2:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beaudry (Post 7084169)
I think I can add something to the conversation. Here's an image that I pulled of the 'net years ago, so, no idea about its proper attribution. But it shows the relative placement of everyone. Left to right, there's the rasty empty lot, there's 135, with 131 hidden behind. Then 129 and her (pretty close) "twin" 125. 121 sticks out in back, far right.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/527/19...4f91cbe6_b.jpg

Sanborn snippet:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/309/18...dd507ce7_o.png

Interestingly, there was another set of "twins" just down on the next block at 215-217 S Olive:

https://c4.staticflickr.com/4/3814/1...ef7ffe64_b.jpggetty-nadel/cra/olive

Which also have a large Grand Ave apartment backside towering over them, in this case, the Frontenac.

Wow, had no idea that there was actually a little cottage sitting between 129 & 135. Figured they were next door neighbors. From the photos I posted, it did seem like 135 had a wider facade, but I figured that was just the extreme perspective of the photos playing tricks on the eyes. Thanks for sharing.

Love that shot of 215 & 217 as well. Guess that must be the Baer residence next door then? I need to quit procrastinating and go through all of those Getty-Nadel shots.

And, happy belated birthday to you, e_r!!! :cheers:

tovangar2 Jul 6, 2015 3:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Krell58 (Post 7085723)
I ordered a documentary from Amazon called Los Angeles Plays Itself, about the film industry vs real life.

Thx Krell. "Los Angeles Plays Itself" (2003) is on netflix too. It's made by a Chicagoan who lives here now.

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Earl Boebert (Post 7085652)
...Ours was black, with dark gunmetal in the pleated section. The arms folded down...

Ohhh, you had a later restyled electric version. One could order them in two-tone in the 50s too. People got them to match their cars.

HenryHuntington Jul 6, 2015 4:00 AM

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Originally Posted by John Maddox Roberts (Post 7085385)
The man with the glasses in the light-colored shirt at back is Bill Ballance, a man with a noirish history. I started listening to KFWB when I first went to Pasadena in the summer of 1954. Back then there were the "Swingin' 7 DJs of KFWB." I wish I could remember all their names but Bill Ballance and B. Mitchell Reed were two of them. At some time in the later 50s all the neighborhood kids switched allegiance from KFWB to KRLA. I don't know why, but one summer I went there and nobody was listening to KFWB anymore.

The original Seven Swingin' Gentlemen (in order of appearance, beginning with morning drive):Bruce Hayes, Al Jarvis (Your Make-believe Ballroom), Joe Yokum, Elliot Field (and his Cast of Thousands), B. Mitchell Reed, Bill Ballance, and Ted Quillan.

Elliott Field is the last of them remaining with us. You can find his autobiography on Amazon, ditto Chuck Blore's (the Program Director behind the Color Radio format). I'm presently working through Dave Hull's (from rival KRLA).

FWIW, Blore asserts that the AFTRA strike at KFWB in 1962 began the station's terminal decline as a top-40 station.

John Maddox Roberts Jul 6, 2015 4:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HenryHuntington (Post 7085866)
The original Seven Swingin' Gentlemen (in order of appearance, beginning with morning drive):Bruce Hayes, Al Jarvis (Your Make-believe Ballroom), Joe Yokum, Elliot Field (and his Cast of Thousands), B. Mitchell Reed, Bill Ballance, and Ted Quillan.

Elliott Field is the last of them remaining with us. You can find his autobiography on Amazon, ditto Chuck Blore's (the Program Director behind the Color Radio format). I'm presently working through Dave Hull's (from rival KRLA).

FWIW, Blore asserts that the AFTRA strike at KFWB in 1962 began the station's terminal decline as a top-40 station.

Wow, thanks for that. The format I used was from a jingle they used between commercials: "It's the swingin' seven DJs of KFWB
Live it up lively round the clock
With these musical MCs"
Yeah, pretty lame, but KFWB was a pioneer in the early days of top 40 radio and they couldn't all be gems.

Martin Pal Jul 6, 2015 5:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Noircitydame (Post 7085158)
That Coffee Dan's at 6776! I have seen no good pictures showing the front. Nobody seems to have taken a picture of it on purpose!

LOL, ain't that the truth!

From several things that I've read, a lot of celebrities used to congregate in there on one occasion or another. (Like Montgomery Clift, for one.) You'd think someone might have photographed the front of it -- "That's where I saw so and so...!"

Thanks for this post, I enjoyed all those photos.
___

I liked everyone's ruminations on that contour chair, too, heh!
Now I want one. (Need one!)
___

I know this is always there, but I just happened to see it at the bottom of the page and it made me laugh:

This thread has more than 10 replies.

oldstuff Jul 6, 2015 5:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HenryHuntington (Post 7085866)
The original Seven Swingin' Gentlemen (in order of appearance, beginning with morning drive):Bruce Hayes, Al Jarvis (Your Make-believe Ballroom), Joe Yokum, Elliot Field (and his Cast of Thousands), B. Mitchell Reed, Bill Ballance, and Ted Quillan.

Elliott Field is the last of them remaining with us. You can find his autobiography on Amazon, ditto Chuck Blore's (the Program Director behind the Color Radio format). I'm presently working through Dave Hull's (from rival KRLA).

FWIW, Blore asserts that the AFTRA strike at KFWB in 1962 began the station's terminal decline as a top-40 station.

Don't forget Lohman and Barkley, who were at KFWB in 1967-1968 before moving to KFI

oldstuff Jul 6, 2015 5:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7083369)
The Horace Appels, father and son, were all over the papers at one time (especially dad). This little article mentions them both:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-v...34318%2BPM.jpg
LA Herald, 1/22/1908

The Bullard Block (seen before on the thread):
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-H...31023%2BPM.jpg
pinterest


(I couldn't find the photo of HH Appel, Sr oldstuff. If you send me the link, I'll put it up.)

Sorry, I steered you wrong. It was located in the 1909 CALIFORNIA, HISTORY OF THE BENCH AND BAR OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. I found it through an Ancestry.com search for Horace Hilary Appel.

I can't post at all but if someone else can get into Ancestry, search the full name and then find the publication, maybe you can figure out how to save it so it will post.

tovangar2 Jul 6, 2015 7:01 PM

Horace Appel, Sr., Attorney
 
:previous:

Here he is, the father of the quarter-dispensing son:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-i...15118%2BAM.jpg
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-k...20409%2BPM.jpg
google

I don't have access to Ancestry.com, but "History of the Bench and Bar of Southern California" (1909) is a free e-book on google. HHA, Sr appears on page 125. Piece of cake.

Is there a family resemblance CBD?

CityBoyDoug Jul 6, 2015 7:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7086387)
:previous:

Here he is, the father of the quarter-dispensing son:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-i...15118%2BAM.jpg
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-k...20409%2BPM.jpg
google

I don't have access to Ancestry.com, but "History of the Bench and Bar of Southern California" (1909) is a free e-book on google. HHA, Sr appears on page 125. Piece of cake.

Is there a family resemblance CBD?

I'm not sure about a family resemblance. Sorry Tovangar but I may have discarded the old photo of son Horace. I have thousands of photos and they really get out of control...plus many of them I have no idea who they are.

tovangar2 Jul 6, 2015 7:57 PM

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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7086472)
I have thousands of photos and they really get out of control...plus many of them I have no idea who they are.

Right there with you CBD. I keep meaning to scan mine, but there's so many it would take the rest of my life to do a proper job. Only a few generations ago people had just a hand-full of photos of friends and family. Sometimes I envy them. Like the Total Information Awareness program, too much information can be the same as none at all.

ethereal_reality Jul 6, 2015 10:40 PM

Thanks for the birthday wishes everyone! :) I really appreciate it.





NEON HEAVEN


The following three slides are from the same 1940s group that I posted last week.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/901/lQU0rJ.jpg
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http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/905/YsAEfg.jpg
eBay

:previous: There's the Owl that Martin_Pal pointed out last week and a couple days ago.








http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/912/07ootr.jpg
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:previous: -first time I've seen 'The White Spot' sign in living color.

Enjoy!

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ethereal_reality Jul 6, 2015 11:17 PM

Ouch!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/537/9zCKY6.jpg
eBay

"Forty-five persons were injured, some seriously, when this Hollywood-Los Angeles bus swerved to avoid hitting an auto and crashed
into a lamp post and palm tree after hurtling the street curb."
5/10/44

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ethereal_reality Jul 6, 2015 11:26 PM

Eight album photographs from December 1946.

#1
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...537/mN7AIl.jpg
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#2
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/540/Obavnc.jpg
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#3
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...661/xlzfAp.jpg







#4
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...540/Xt2QaM.jpg
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#5
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...912/FHX8Lv.jpg
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#6
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/911/cHxZij.jpg
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#7
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/661/7jpuK3.jpg
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#8
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...538/7V2efa.jpg
eBay

:previous: Does anyone know the purpose of the white markings (and numbers) on the utility pole?

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tovangar2 Jul 6, 2015 11:46 PM

:previous:
That's an end pole (notice the guy-wires). The info on the pole was probably useful to LADWP workers (as to exactly where they were on the grid etc).


That's not "the Courthouse". Those pix (#2, #3, #4, #6 & #7) are City Hall :-)


I'm not sure why, but this photo of Union Station conjured up a strong (and welcome) memory of the way cars' wool-flannel headliners smelled back in the day. Thank you.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7086729)


John Maddox Roberts Jul 6, 2015 11:47 PM

Those white markings may be metal plates.

Mstimc Jul 7, 2015 2:01 AM

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Originally Posted by John Maddox Roberts (Post 7086756)
Those white markings may be metal plates.

Yes, and the numbers could be pole or circuit numbers. Back in the day, I interned in Anaheim's Public Utilities Department and they gave their grid circuits women's' names, like Juliet and Kathleen. So if someone said "Juliet 151 is down", you'd instantly known within a block or two where the problem was. Now I'm sure they use GPS.

so-cal-bear Jul 7, 2015 2:04 AM

For a second there, I thought to myself, That is a big saguaro cactus next to the palm tree. Its just a street light :P


Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7086719)
Ouch!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/537/9zCKY6.jpg
eBay

"Forty-five persons were injured, some seriously, when this Hollywood-Los Angeles bus swerved to avoid hitting an auto and crashed
into a lamp post and palm tree after hurtling the street curb."
5/10/44

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so-cal-bear Jul 7, 2015 2:13 AM

We were there to see friends off back to Albuquerque on the Amtrak Southwest Chief. Union Station is a happening place now. It was in serious decline back in the 80's I used to see it quite often as a kid in the late 70's up to the mid-80's when my grandmother used to go to the main terminal annex post office across the street.

Utility poles have numbers to quickly find them should there be a problem.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7086729)
Eight album photographs from December 1946.

#1
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...537/mN7AIl.jpg
eBay


:previous: Does anyone know the purpose of the white markings (and numbers) on the utility pole?

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Noircitydame Jul 7, 2015 2:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7086683)

Enjoy!

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Many thanks for posting all of those.
This scene is so idylic and seems so far removed from wartime.
Hollywood High jalopies. I can't tell what the lead car is- some Plymouth or Dodge. The other one is a 1930 Ford (Model A) standard roadster. No top? no problem (it never rains in LA). I wonder if the two fellows dashing up the stairs are the drivers, and if they went on to fly bombers.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...hot%20rods.jpg

It could be the set of an Andy Hardy film.
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...20Roadster.jpg
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/a...r-jpg.2175574/

CityBoyDoug Jul 7, 2015 5:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Noircitydame (Post 7087175)
Many thanks for posting all of those.
This scene is so idylic and seems so far removed from wartime.
Hollywood High jalopies. I can't tell what the lead car is- some Plymouth or Dodge. The other one is a 1930 Ford (Model A) standard roadster. No top? no problem (it never rains in LA). I wonder if the two fellows dashing up the stairs are the drivers, and if they went on to fly bombers.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...hot%20rods.jpg

It could be the set of an Andy Hardy film.
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...20Roadster.jpg
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/a...r-jpg.2175574/

Notice a mall parking lot before the 1960s. Most of the car windows are open and the doors obviously unlocked. Unimaginable in 2015.
The US is a very different place since Nov 22, 1963...in fact it no longer exists.

ethereal_reality Jul 7, 2015 10:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7084725)
ER, your cake won't be the sheet of flame that I'll get in a few days (see below),
but what's a generation (or two) between noirishers?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/320...538/nRQrp1.jpg

Happy Birthday t2!! Today's her day. :)

tovangar2 Jul 7, 2015 10:11 PM

:previous:

LOL. Hey Boss. Thx

ethereal_reality Jul 7, 2015 10:15 PM

1940s Westwood I believe.


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...538/tRSPoV.jpg
eBay

CityBoyDoug Jul 7, 2015 10:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7087721)
:previous:

LOL. Hey Boss. Thx



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...pspvwdie8v.jpg

ethereal_reality Jul 7, 2015 10:30 PM

'mystery' building.



"1924 Orig. LOS ANGELES Photo STORYBOOK COTTAGE Amusement Park OFFICE California."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/908/Ngud22.jpg
eBay

If I remember correctly, the seller also had snapshots from 1924 and 1926 showing Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear Lake,
so perhaps this 'storybook' cottage' was somewhere in that vacationland area.
(but the landscape in the photograph above appears flat...so I'm not sure)


reverse of photo
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...538/awwDzI.jpg

tovangar2 Jul 7, 2015 10:32 PM

Thank you CBD

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Westwood Village is looking mighty civilized here. Thx, that was fun to see. I loved shopping at Chandlers:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-w...33628%2BPM.jpg
rafael

ethereal_reality Jul 7, 2015 10:45 PM

:previous: You shopped at Chandlers t2.... that's cool.
So was the 'French Room' a specific area reserved for French designers? -or was the whole store considered the 'French Room'?




And here's another 'mystery' location.


"1924 Original LOS ANGELES ROADSIDE Photo ESSMAN RESTAURANT Café CALIFORNIA."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/910/pnbjaH.jpg
eBay

Not sure what Essman means in the description; unless it's the name that appears above the word cafe on the sign.
The design reminds me of the Tam-O-Shanter on Los Feliz Blvd., as well as a couple other venues that we've seen on NLA.


reverse

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...911/6D1NfA.jpg

:previous: I just noticed it says 'Laurelwood'......I wonder why that wasn't included in the seller's description? It seems like a pretty important clue.
At the moment I can't think of where the Laurelwood 'subdivision' was located.

ethereal_reality Jul 7, 2015 11:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Noircitydame (Post 7087175)
The scene of Hollywood High School is so idylic and seems so far removed from wartime.

I agree NoirCityDame.

And here's another idyllic scene from the 1940s. (from the same group that included the Hollywood High School slide.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/537/DkDon3.jpg
eBay

Westlake Park....MacArthur Park after the war.

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HossC Jul 8, 2015 12:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7087776)

And here's another 'mystery' location.

"1924 Original LOS ANGELES ROADSIDE Photo ESSMAN RESTAURANT Café CALIFORNIA."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/910/pnbjaH.jpg
eBay

Not sure what Essman means in the description; unless it's the name that appears above cafe on the sign.
The design reminds me of the Tam-O-Shanter on Los Feliz Blvd., as well as a couple other venues that we've seen on NLA.

:previous: I just noticed it says 'Laurelwood'......I wonder why that wasn't included in the seller's description? It seems like a pretty important clue.
At the moment I can't think of where the Laurelwood 'subdivision' was located.

I found some references to an Essman Cafe on Ventura Boulevard just after the date of the photo. The first says it was near the entrance to Laurel Canyon. I don't know if this is the one from the picture above.

The Van Nuys News, July 17, 1925

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

Then things get confusing. Over a year later, Mr Essman anounces that he's building a new cafe on Ventura Boulevard, and it's to be called the Essman Cafe. Although the article says that Mr Essman formerly managed the California Country Club, no mention is made of a previous Essman Cafe.

The Van Nuys News, November 2, 1926

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

True to his word, less than a month later there was an announcement of the opening of Mr Essman's new cafe at 12949 Ventura Boulevard.

The Van Nuys News, November 19, 1926

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

A year later the Essmans had their car stolen while attending a moving picture show.

The Van Nuys News, December 13, 1927

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


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PS. Happy Birthday, tovangar2. :happybirthday:

ethereal_reality Jul 8, 2015 1:08 AM

:previous: Excellent sleuthing Hoss!
I looked for 'Essman' in the Los Angeles City Directories (two different directories from the 1920s) and only found one Essman, a carpenter,
but no mention of a café or restaurant.

ethereal_reality Jul 8, 2015 1:23 AM

The seller of the Essman Café snapshot, also has this March 1924 image of the Tam-O-Shanter on eBay. (I briefly mentioned the Tam-O-Shanter earlier today)


"1924 Original LOS ANGELES Photo TAM-O'SHANTER INN Los Feliz Blvd. CALIFORNIA."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/537/bcuB4u.jpg
eBay

:previous: I'd love to know who the three people are.
...I hope that car isn't leaking gasoline. :(




reverse
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...661/935yli.jpg

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below: this is from an earlier NLA post.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...538/g4DKx1.jpg
lapl

Tam-O-Shanter post
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=18805

ethereal_reality Jul 8, 2015 1:44 AM

If I remember correctly this fine looking 'neo-classical' bank with the six ionic columns was located in Santa Monica.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...538/ZvLzX6.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...910/1pgZTV.jpg
old file of mine / probably from the Huntington Collection.

:previous: I can't quite read the bank's name. -something O....ending in ark.





built in 1902.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...909/hyses6.jpg
detail





there was also an Edison Electric Co. store in the bank building.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...661/iNgBDY.jpg
detail







*did you notice the sleeping dog? ;)

tovangar2 Jul 8, 2015 3:04 AM

:previous:

"Ocean Park Bank"

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-v...75540%2BPM.jpg
water and power

From a glass-plate negative, 19 May 1905:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-j...81330%2BPM.jpg
wikicommons/chs

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-M...82934%2BPM.jpg
11 July 1902 CDNC (san francisco call)


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I think "French Room" referred to all of Chandler's e_r, not an actual room within the store. The Miracle Mile branch was bigger and also luxe.

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Thank you HossC

ethereal_reality Jul 8, 2015 3:17 AM

:previous: Thanks for locating the Ocean Park Bank t2.
I should have figured out the writing on the bank window (O...ending in ark)
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'mystery' girl.

Ione Murphy, age 16, Los Angeles 1928.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...673/UDrP8T.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1928-Press-P...item566717910f

reverse
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...912/L8q8Xt.jpg

I am curious why a 16 year old girl would be featured in a 1928 'press' photo.
HossC, can you find anything on newspaper.com? (I'm not a member)

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