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GaylordWilshire Mar 26, 2014 2:43 PM

:previous:

That's a Ruxton. Front wheel drive and also a make that used the unusual "Woodlite" headlights. Who's the gal? Hmmm...somewhere on the thread I think we might have seen this pic--the "45th St" and what appears to be "1st Ave" signs look familiar. Looks like a movie lot.

ethereal_reality Mar 26, 2014 2:53 PM

:previous: Good job GW! That's Rita La Roy.
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Here's a sanitarium I've never heard of before....Dr. Wong's!

Los Angeles Herald, circa 1891
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/837/slfj.jpg
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/

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ethereal_reality Mar 26, 2014 2:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 6512530)
Who's the gal?

Here's Rita La Roy again, this time with Irene Dunne in 1930.


pint-sized mystery car (to me anyway)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/809/thsr.jpg
rentaboyer/tumbler
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GaylordWilshire Mar 26, 2014 3:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 6512257)
Prior post examined a photo of Vermont Ave and Fourth Street.

Returning to that image I noticed what appears to be a large Ford Dealership, "Sam Bennett Ford." Have there been any other posts of this dealership? Note the sign for the Fox Carthay.

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


Interesting in that the building started out as a Durant dealership--a mighty ambitious project for a small car company that had just had a two-year suspension of sales. Anyway, neither Durant's tenancy or the car would last too long.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-j...2520AM.bmp.jpghttps://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-J...2520AM.bmp.jpg

LAT Dec 16, 1928/March 6, 1929. The "FIRE" reference is to the big car-show fire we've seen here a few times before. Hard to find the original, but a 2011 post by FredH included this link:

http://latimesphoto.files.wordpress....combo2_970.jpg

Full LAT story: http://framework.latimes.com/2011/11...929-auto-show/


Sam Bennett is listed in L.A. Ford dealer advertising at 237 S Vermont as early as January 1931. Looks like he'd moved from another Mediterranean-style building at the s/e corner of Beverly and Juanita. (It's gone too.)

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-9...926%2520AM.jpghttps://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-u...2520AM.bmp.jpg
LAT March 15, 1931/Feb 13, 1927

GaylordWilshire Mar 26, 2014 3:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6512559)
Here's Rita La Roy again, this time with Irene Dunne in 1930.

pint-sized mystery car (to me anyway)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/809/thsr.jpg
rentaboyer/tumbler
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An Austin Bantam-- here's another one across from in interesting Hudson/Essex dealer in L.A.... will have to look into that.

https://wmspear.com/Bantam/hollygiant.jpgwmspear.com

Godzilla Mar 26, 2014 3:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6512325)
The Beverly Hills Historical Society have posted a video on YouTube of a film made by Warner Bros to mark the groundbreaking of the Beverly Hills Warner Theatre. It has many scenes of Beverly Hills in 1915 and 1930. The film is narrated by Marc Wanamaker.

YouTube link: Warner Theater groundbreaking in 1931 (1995)

Title screen.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...eatreFilm1.jpg
YouTube

The man with the spade is Jack Warner Jr.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...eatreFilm2.jpg
YouTube


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Thanks. The video is a reminder of the delicate balance of grandure coexisting with quaintness that can never be recaptured. Easily recognized landmarks and a relatively uncluttered skyline.

Shops with some understated imagination.

Bolger Bldg. on Beverly Drive (Dates omitted. Source provides target decades.)
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...ED6YYTDAS8.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...ED6YYTDAS8.jpg



349 Beverly Drive
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...YB7AR2F17X.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...YB7AR2F17X.jpg


http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...9392A1ND4H.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...9392A1ND4H.jpg


http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...G19DB41738.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...G19DB41738.jpg


http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...X7TSA12Q97.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...X7TSA12Q97.jpg


http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...PK5J56NJ9B.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...PK5J56NJ9B.jpg

'39
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wFVdnwhzy0...pcbevdrive.jpghttp://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wFVdnwhzy0...pcbevdrive.jpg



Charles Levy & Sons.
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...A5TXS67UQI.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...A5TXS67UQI.jpg


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2uWb_hq3iD...600/pceast.jpghttp://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2uWb_hq3iD...600/pceast.jpg



1951 - 9500 Wilshire - Haggarty's Dept. Store
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics49/00044342.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/pics49/00044342.jpg






9584 Wilshire - Kerr Sport Shop (Get outfitted for a safari and equipped with danish from Van de Kamps. Convenient!)
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...B26GDK1Q7Q.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...B26GDK1Q7Q.jpg

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...C38RG2UPGN.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...C38RG2UPGN.jpg
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Glimpses of the Wilshire Links. Now you see it, now you don't?

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...1MS2FDR7T2.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...1MS2FDR7T2.jpg

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...GPLM3IGEC8.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...GPLM3IGEC8.jpg

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...ATKAFRR584.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...ATKAFRR584.jpg

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...2MV9DJL4PS.jpghtt

p://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibris/aleph/a19_1/apache_media/U53RDG1GLLNYIR7M6ERM2MV9DJL4PS.jpg

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...D95BESSCID.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...D95BESSCID.jpg

srk1941 Mar 26, 2014 3:55 PM

[QUOTE=Godzilla;6512596]Thanks. The video is a reminder of the delicate balance of grandure coexisting with quaintness that can never be recaptured. Easily recognized landmarks and a relatively uncluttered skyline.

Shops with some understated imagination.

9584 Wilshire - Kerr's Sporting goods.
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...B26GDK1Q7Q.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...B26GDK1Q7Q.jpg

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...C38RG2UPGN.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...C38RG2UPGN.jpg
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Kerr's Sport Shop was designed by Kem Weber!

santamonicadesign Mar 26, 2014 4:57 PM

Granville/Voltaire apartments
 
It would make sense that Norma Talmadge would have something to do with the Granville Apts as the Norman design is similar to her late '20's beach house on Santa Monica Beach near the pier (still standing). Also home for a while to Gary Cooper and "housemate" Randolph Scott in the early '30's.

Still can't find where to put my link.

http://wikimapia.org/12533079/Palisa.../photo/2510297

Godzilla Mar 26, 2014 5:27 PM

Dare I say it?

Some buildings have personality. They often go unappreciated.




http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...1MS2FDR7T2.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...1MS2FDR7T2.jpg

http://www.linternaute.com/week-end/buzz/smile/8.jpghttp://www.linternaute.com/week-end/buzz/smile/8.jpg


http://ii.wbshop.com/fcgi-bin/iipsrv...d=370&cvt=jpeghttp://ii.wbshop.com/fcgi-bin/iipsrv...d=370&cvt=jpeg

ethereal_reality Mar 26, 2014 6:16 PM

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/18/9zmv.jpgebay


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/62/lucj.jpg

ethereal_reality Mar 26, 2014 7:28 PM

originally posted by Godzilla
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/853/tjc6.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by srk1941 (Post 6512644)
Kerr's Sport Shop was designed by Kem Weber!



Barker Bros. downtown 1926
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/18/q429.jpg
socalhistory.blogspot.com

above: I posted this image in the past not realizing it shows the Modes And Manners Shop designed by Kem Weber.
His studio in the Barker Brothers Building was called The Silver Tree.



Here's some more info. gleaned from another site.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/541/fknx.jpg
themagazineantique.com

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/853/85sn.jpg
themagazineantique.com
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Here's Mr. Weber's famous Airline Chair from 1934.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...0/834/7ssw.jpg
milwaukeeartmuseum


-before IKEA by decades
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...0/703/xrie.jpg
collectorweekly.com
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Kem Weber is also known for his interior designs for the Walt Disney Studios, circa 1930s

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/841/ofuf.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/89/febp.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/834/xomo.jpg
http://one1more2time3.wordpress.com/.../17/kem-weber/
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http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/854/ieme.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/856/u8f4.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/27/fh6f.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/855/9fyo.jpg
http://one1more2time3.wordpress.com/.../17/kem-weber/






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http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/59/7pxg.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/89/57o5.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/841/osd2.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/822/d9xl.jpg
http://one1more2time3.wordpress.com/.../17/kem-weber/



and last but not least.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/594/n5x2.jpg

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Martin Pal Mar 26, 2014 7:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuckaluck
The "wow" miniature course was owned by America's Sweetheart and was located at the SW quadrant of Wilshire and La Cienega.

This photo shows it was located on the SE corner of Wilshire and La Cienega. If I'm not mistaken it's where the Flynt (Larry Flynt) Building is currently located. And does this photo show a car accident?

CityBoyDoug Mar 26, 2014 8:42 PM

Walt Disney....Hollywood Demi-God.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6512995)

This is one of Walt Disney's several offices....There was one on display at Disneyland a few years ago. Many of the really wonderful displays that were at Disneyland are long gone.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps6b6d96d0.jpg

HossC Mar 26, 2014 11:50 PM

I found a couple of pictures of houses in Glendale in the USC Digital Library. Luckily, they came with addresses.

"915 Crestview Avenue, Glendale, CA, 1928."

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...Crestview1.jpg
USC Digital Library

Close-up of the auction sign.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...Crestview2.jpg

915 Crestview Avenue, Glendale, CA, 2011.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...Crestview3.jpg
GSV

"873 Cumberland Road, Glendale, CA, 1928."

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...umberland1.jpg
USC Digital Library

Close-up of the auction sign.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...umberland2.jpg

873 Cumberland Road, Glendale, CA, 2011.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...umberland3.jpg
GSV

The houses are only a couple of streets apart.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...daleHouses.jpg
Google Maps

ethereal_reality Mar 27, 2014 1:00 AM

:previous: That's such a fun discovery HossC!
...and I really like that photograph of Walt Disney's office CityBoyDoug.
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ethereal_reality Mar 27, 2014 1:05 AM

I'm still trying to decipher this rppc.

tar paper house.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/849/o4a3.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...0/841/iotr.jpgebay



sent to....or from?
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/69/7f2v.jpg

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Chuckaluck Mar 27, 2014 1:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 6513009)
This photo shows it was located on the SE corner of Wilshire and La Cienega. If I'm not mistaken it's where the Flynt (Larry Flynt) Building is currently located. And does this photo show a car accident?

You have a point, but would that mean the night photo used as a reference was a print from a reversed negative? If that is the case, and we are facing east, where is the Fox Theater of which construction began in '30? Conversely, could it be that the reference image below is correctly printed and we are actually looking toward the west? From the largest image, it looks to me like the course entrance was on the SW corner. The intervening street between the theater and the course would have been N. Hamilton - where the Rooster Cogburn sits.

Also looks like an auto accident to me. Probably a confused or distracted motorist trying to find the poorly marked Wilshire Links. :koko: :no:


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tGMYJl-pDG...vewilshire.jpghttp://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tGMYJl-pDG...vewilshire.jpg

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...UR6I2JRNN2.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...UR6I2JRNN2.jpg



What happened to Wilshire Links?
http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/kt296nc3dt/hi-reshttp://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/kt296nc3dt/hi-res

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=9367


Maybe they unpaved paradise and let it become an unimproved parking lot?
http://derangedlacrimes.com/wp-conte...x-wilshire.jpghttp://derangedlacrimes.com/wp-conte...x-wilshire.jpg




Before the Great Western - John Wayne statue, there was a drug store.

Source erroneously dates this image to 1930. More likely ≥ 1937.
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics35/00067285.jpghttp://jpg3.lapl.org/pics35/00067285.jpg


http://servv89pn0aj.sn.sourcedns.com...ladsadck_2.jpghttp://servv89pn0aj.sn.sourcedns.com...ladsadck_2.jpg

ethereal_reality Mar 27, 2014 1:15 AM

I keep finding these Mission Village postcards in my older files.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/23/myl0.jpgebay
I'm not sure what kind of performances were performed in this space.
It makes me want to recheck HossC's map.

So was this 15 acre amusement nothing more than a poor man's Knott's Berry Farm?
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Tetsu Mar 27, 2014 2:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 4754900)
I meant to post this map in post #903, along with the photo of Vail Airport.


http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/8...ldcamobilm.jpg
unknown

Above: As you can see there were actually three airports in the area ;
the tiny Los Angeles Eastside Airport and the Telegraph Atlantic Airport.

Hey e_r, I recently started going through the thread from the beginning again. I was surprised (but maybe shouldn't have been) to see that you actually had the recently-discussed Montebello Park in a post of yours from 2010. :D

Flyingwedge Mar 27, 2014 2:28 AM

2616 E. 3rd Street
 
At the time the source book was printed, this was the home of Evert L. Blanchard, who was the 9th Ward Councilman in Los Angeles 1894-1902 and 1904-09 (per Wikipedia):
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...b.jpg~original
(unsepiaed)
Beautiful Highlands of Los Angeles, c. 1900
HathiTrust -- http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?i...iew=1up;seq=60

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...2.jpg~original
GSV

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...9.jpg~original
GSV

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...7.jpg~original
Bing

LA County Assessor says it was built in 1893; has 5 beds, 2 baths and is 4,488 sq ft.


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