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ethereal_reality Jan 6, 2013 1:19 AM

:previous: Wonderful post FredH!! These photographs (and the illustration) are new to me!
I only recognize one of them...the reenactment.
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T2, radishes and onions...not something I would serve on a first date. (it hardly mattered I guess).

rcarlton Jan 6, 2013 1:32 AM

Morey murder suspect, 23 July 1958. Charles E. Brubaker -- 39 years (confessed to the murder)
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...rey&DMROTATE=0USC

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...rey&DMROTATE=0USC
Looks like the thousand yard stare. Wonder if he suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

He was looking for more than Fig Newtons, onions and radishes!

tovangar2 Jan 6, 2013 1:54 AM

Sherry's Restaurant/Key Club/Morey Murders/Radish Roses
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5960985)
:previous: Wonderful post FredH!! These photographs (and the illustration) are new to me!
I only recognize one of them...the reenactment.
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T2, radishes and onions...not something I would serve on a first date. (it hardly mattered I guess).

Five or six yeas ago, after graduating from high school at the end of her sophomore year, and getting bored with college after a semester, my daughter worked as the videographer at the Key Club (a successor to Sherry's at that address) where the Cohen shooting was still a topic of conversation. She seems to hit all the high (or is it low?) noir spots. Thx FredH, I'll pass the link along. Young people do love history.

Irene Morey's radishes made me recall that it was my job, as a child, to make the radish roses for "special" occasions (because I was "artistic" I guess). Such a 1950's thing to be doing.

I wonder what ever happened to poor Kent Morey. Not the best start in life. I shudder to think he may have been the one to find the bodies.

ethereal_reality Jan 6, 2013 3:01 AM

KAWAFUKU

http://imageshack.us/a/img14/4585/mb...hikawafuku.jpg
menu cover/ebay



http://imageshack.us/a/img259/7566/mbfirstsushiinfo.jpg
http://www.calrice.org/


note: The second sushi bar in the United States was EIGIKU, also located in the Little Toyko area of Los Angeles.
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ethereal_reality Jan 6, 2013 4:28 AM

I've been intrigued by this large house northwest of downtown for quite some time.

http://imageshack.us/a/img26/1120/ec...near1nedge.jpg
gsv




The juxtaposition of the old wood frame house with the skyline of downtown Los Angeles evokes memories of classic noir.

http://imageshack.us/a/img833/3489/e...colton2012.jpg
gsv

The street in the foreground is Colton. The house faces a stub of an un-named dead end street.
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ProphetM Jan 6, 2013 5:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5961181)
The street in the foreground is Colton. The house faces a stub of an un-named dead end street.
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Edgeware Road. It's not unnamed; the sign for it is just on the other streetcorner.

DouglasUrantia Jan 6, 2013 6:44 AM

Cadillac...the car of the stars.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by FredH (Post 5960974)
July 20, 1949: Men use brush under billboard during reenactment of ambush Mickey Cohen and others in front of Sherry's Restaurant on Sunset Blvd.
http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/4...nshot13970.jpg
L.A. Times




The L.A. Times story with more pictures is here:
http://framework.latimes.com/2013/01...en-wounded/#/0

Here is Cohen's bullet proof Cadillac with three inch thick glass and body armor.


I guess gangsters were very worried for their safety.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps0b8e2ecf.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps18cb1c8e.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psf4e46e40.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psa845efcc.jpg

tovangar2 Jan 6, 2013 7:42 AM

Edgeware and Colton
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5961181)
I've been intrigued by this large house northwest of downtown for quite some time.
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https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-2...650%2520PM.jpg
gsv

I know that house. 172 Edgeware. When I watched them clear the land for the new Belmont High School (if you recall that debacle) from the 3rd & Hope tower (now Bank of America Plaza), I was fascinated when the bulldozers spared these five or six properties. I actually drove over to see what was up. A very nice lady told me they had no idea what was going on as they'd been condemned and reprieved so many times. Now Vista Hermosa Park (the first new park in DTLA in 100 years) comes right up to their back doors.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-0...648%2520PM.jpg
gsv

The house was just west of the Park Tract, which ended at Boylston and this site must have pretty much overwhelmed by the Los Angeles Oil Field (if you remember Emma Summers, The Oil Queen of California and all that), so it really is a survivor (although I couldn't find a building date for it*). And it does look most extraordinary left free-standing next to all that open land, shorn of all its immediate neighbors. It must have been in a relatively ritzy neighborhood at one time and now it has a million dollar view, a killer backyard and an ugly streetlamp. Zillow estimate: $404K.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-r...646%2520PM.jpg
wiki

*Is it there in 1909? With the changes in street names, I'm not sure. It should be two streets east of Douglas, but that one isn't even marked.
1st & Beaudry is at lower right.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-n...118%2520AM.jpg
http://www.bigmapblog.com/2011/birds...f-los-angeles/

Although this map isn't 100% accurate. It doesn't show Abigail Stark's house for instance.

westcork Jan 6, 2013 2:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 5961328)
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-2...650%2520PM.jpg
gsv

I know that house. 172 Edgeware. When I watched them clear the land for the new Belmont High School (if you recall that debacle) from the 3rd & Hope tower (now Bank of America Plaza), I was fascinated when the bulldozers spared these five or six properties. I actually drove over to see what was up. A very nice lady told me they had no idea what was going on as they'd been condemned and reprieved so many times. Now Vista Hermosa Park (the first new park in DTLA in 100 years) comes right up to their back doors.

I have always wondered about this house. My office is at roughly Beaudry and Colton/Court facing this house. In the 1990s the Park Track was already mostly empty lots probably due to the Temple Urban Renewal Project

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics41/00055392.jpg
LAPL

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics41/00055393.jpg
LAPL


Other Houses on the doomed section of Edgeware
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics41/00055387.jpg
LAPL


And it looks like this house is still standing at Toluca and Colton
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics41/00055388.jpg
LAPL

http://imageshack.us/a/img20/3728/coltontoluca.jpg
Google


Here is Colton and Boylston
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics41/00055389.jpg
LAPL


http://imageshack.us/a/img547/3612/coltonboylston.jpg
Google

Hollywood Graham Jan 6, 2013 6:14 PM

Mickey's Cad
 
I was told a while back while inquiring about Mickey's Cad that it is now in Australia.

ProphetM Jan 6, 2013 7:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 5961328)

*Is it there in 1909? With the changes in street names, I'm not sure. It should be two streets east of Douglas, but that one isn't even marked.
1st & Beaudry is at lower right.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-n...118%2520AM.jpg
http://www.bigmapblog.com/2011/birds...f-los-angeles/

Although this map isn't 100% accurate. It doesn't show Abigail Stark's house for instance.

Two streets east of Douglas is correct, but there's no house there.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-j...118%2520AM.jpg

The streets marked Ohio and Metcalf are now both named Bixel, with a jog at Court Street. Between Colton and 1st, Bixel has been eliminated because of the park.

ethereal_reality Jan 6, 2013 8:01 PM

RIP Gloria Pall.

http://imageshack.us/a/img580/5692/aabtvvoluptua.jpg
http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowlla/




Ms. Pall debuted on KABC-TV as 'Voluptua' December 15, 1954.

http://imageshack.us/a/img703/2176/aabtvvoluptua1.jpg
http://www.capitalbay.com/headline/2...s-aged-85.html


Between breaks she took calls on her mink trimmed telephone that didn't ring, but sang softly, "Voluptua...Voluptua".
She also read from a heartshaped 'Book of Secrets' on how to attract and hold men.

'Voluptua', also know as the 'Eyeful Tower', unfortunately was a little too hot for the small screen. She was fired after only seven
weeks under pressure from bible-thumpers who called her 'Corruptua' from pulpits throughout California.



http://imageshack.us/a/img826/497/aabtvvoluptua2a.jpg
http://www.capitalbay.com/headline/2...s-aged-85.html

I have no idea why the camera man is in his pajamas.






I'm including this photograph because it's so odd. The set designer deserves an F for gluing sea thingys on the wall. And her wardrobe....wtf. A bracelet over her sweater, and the other one is fur lined. lol...you've gotta love it!

http://imageshack.us/a/img132/5199/a...terrordave.jpg
http://terrordaves.com/2011/06/05/th...rn-california/

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ethereal_reality Jan 6, 2013 8:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by westcork (Post 5961446)




westcork,I'm glad you captured the house on the left...it's also one of my favorites.

http://imageshack.us/a/img713/1623/e...olton1vatb.jpg
gsv






http://imageshack.us/a/img17/6754/ec...tcolton1v1.jpg
gsv
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GaylordWilshire Jan 6, 2013 8:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ProphetM (Post 5961726)
Two streets east of Douglas is correct, but there's no house there.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-j...118%2520AM.jpg

The streets marked Ohio and Metcalf are now both named Bixel, with a jog at Court Street. Between Colton and 1st, Bixel has been eliminated because of the park.


Edgeware between Colton and Second was once Kern St. According to insurance maps, the renaming took place after 1921, and there was no house on the southeast corner of Colton and Kern/Edgeware before then either. The house now at 172 N Edgeware must have been moved to this lot, perhaps from somewhere in the neighborhood--its architecture is characteristic of the mid 1900s.

westcork Jan 6, 2013 8:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5961760)
westcork,I'm glad you captured the house on the left...it's also one of my favorites.

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They rehabilitated that house sometime around 1998-2002. It was in really bad shape, and it was hard to believe anybody would even bother. But I am glad they did.

westcork Jan 6, 2013 9:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5961181)
I've been intrigued by this large house northwest of downtown for quite some time.

http://imageshack.us/a/img26/1120/ec...near1nedge.jpg
gsv




The juxtaposition of the old wood frame house with the skyline of downtown Los Angeles evokes memories of classic noir.

http://imageshack.us/a/img833/3489/e...colton2012.jpg
gsv

The street in the foreground is Colton. The house faces a stub of an un-named dead end street.
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What a trip. I was looking for something else and stumbled across a brief family history of a resident of this boarding house; Eddie Farrer.

http://vimeo.com/25883143
http://vimeo.com/tag:temple-beaudry

ethereal_reality Jan 6, 2013 10:53 PM

:previous: That is so cool westcork!

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Also in close proximity of 172 N. Edgeware is this old wooden survivor on North Bixel Street.

http://imageshack.us/a/img823/1/echo...bixelwood1.jpg
gsv








http://imageshack.us/a/img203/9292/echow1bixelwood1.jpg
gsv

The modern buildings of downtown are visible at right.


http://imageshack.us/a/img801/731/ec...nbixelwood.jpg
gsv

If only those decrepit walls could talk.




172 N. Edgeware at lower left. The 'Bixel Woody' is circled in red. :)
http://imageshack.us/a/img703/162/ec...denonbixel.jpg
google aerial
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rentatrip Jan 6, 2013 11:18 PM

Notice in center right where North Bixel continues south of West Court Street - It just so happens this is the location for the FILM -THEY LIVE with Roddy Piper the Grassy Area on the very far right side is the place where they ate the out side "soup Kitchen" after working , and across Court Street is the Chapel where Roddy discovered the box of Sun Glasses- the Church Building ( #1222/1223 W Court) is still there duplex apartment - with adobe flat roof - and can be seen in Google Street View - at that location - and in bottom photo from movie THEY LIVE- *
the palm tree in the photo can be seen in the ariel view from that map photo below ! far right on the green grassy slope-
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http://imageshack.us/a/img703/162/ec...denonbixel.jpg
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http://images.monstermarketplace.com...ve-400x313.jpg
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http://i.ytimg.com/vi/Jwb_Dw2rYsM/0.jpg

ethereal_reality Jan 7, 2013 12:29 AM

Bear with me, I am going to linger in this area a bit longer.
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Here are some interesting survivors along a short stretch of Council Street.

http://imageshack.us/a/img687/4572/e...comeaerial.jpg
google street view



I'll start with these fine homes on the northeast corner of Council & Welcome Street.

http://imageshack.us/a/img339/8531/e...tcouncilst.jpg
gsv




...from the opposite direction.

http://imageshack.us/a/img541/5161/e...councilstt.jpg
gsv







And finally this straight on view. I love everything about these two homes....all the way down to their picket fences.

http://imageshack.us/a/img827/5161/e...councilstt.jpg
gsv




last but not least, a side view from Welcome Street

http://imageshack.us/a/img194/8975/e...omecouncil.jpg
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1600 block of Council Street looking toward the southwest corner of Belmont Avenue.

http://imageshack.us/a/img845/5395/e...ckofcounci.jpg
gsv



detail of the somewhat understated middle home. Note that every window on the second story is leaded.

http://imageshack.us/a/img39/8614/ec...cknearbelm.jpg
gsv



The home on the southwest corner of Council St. and Belmont Avenue. (I'm not too fond of the building materials)
What is it called when they let the mortar ooze out like that?

http://imageshack.us/a/img248/2402/e...ckcouncila.jpg
gsv



The corner house with it's southern neighbor on Belmont Avenue.

http://imageshack.us/a/img266/1838/e...eatisthisb.jpg
gsv



A detail of the Belmont Ave. neighbor. It's a little worse for wear, especially up where the turret used to be. I think there might be a hot-tub
up there now.

http://imageshack.us/a/img846/2402/e...ckcouncila.jpg
gsv




Looking across Belmont Avenue back toward Council Street.

http://imageshack.us/a/img542/6482/e...atbelmonte.jpg
gsv




House at the northeast corner of Council & Belmont. This used to be a fine house before it was stuccoed to an inch of it's life.
-It deserves better-

http://imageshack.us/a/img267/9061/e...atbelmonty.jpg
gsv
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Speaking of an inch of it's life....there's also this house on the southwest corner of Belmont and Court Street.

http://imageshack.us/a/img690/7899/e...rofbelmont.jpg
gsv

I'm not entirely sure what's going on here. Can someone explain it to me.(if those are security bars, they forgot to do the first floor)





A side view. Note that Court Street is blocked off at this point (for a parochial school I believe)

http://imageshack.us/a/img507/7899/e...rofbelmont.jpg
gsv


http://imageshack.us/a/img835/7464/e...montaerial.jpg
google aerial

Council Street, where we began, is at extreme lower left.
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rentatrip Jan 7, 2013 12:54 AM

ethereal reality
Thanks - WOW this has got to be a real BOON for Film Production, except everyone in the Hollywood Biz is going to Canada to do location shoots ? something to do with taxes & costs & Bull Shit- any way - Thanks for these , really great old LA Hmes ...somebody needs to go down there and do interview (video) with each home -owner !- again Thank you Etheral Reality for the post-:cheers:


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