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BifRayRock Feb 2, 2014 3:49 AM





1932- Wilshire and ? = More undeveloped but soon-to-be-beautified Wilshire. ;)



Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuckaluck (Post 6125685)
This stretch of Wilshire was probably near by. ;)


1914- Wilshire and ?
http://static.squarespace.com/static...g?format=1000whttp://static.squarespace.com/static...g?format=1000w


"The Olympic Beautification Committee and the Wilshire District Parent Teachers Associations spruce up Wilshire Blvd. . . . Left to right: Mary Ellen Goddard; Mrs. W.R. Goddard, chair OBC; Opal Scarborough, assistant chair OBC; and Mrs. James S. Brydon, President, Wilshire District PTA."

April 1, 1932
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics37/00068478.jpghttp://jpg3.lapl.org/pics37/00068478.jpg

"Mary Ellen Goddard and three men, one of which is probably Lou Getz, chairman of the L.A. County Olympic Beautification Committee, are planting flowers."
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics37/00068477.jpghttp://jpg3.lapl.org/pics37/00068477.jpg





BifRayRock Feb 2, 2014 4:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 6425727)
I've never heard of water being in those locations! Wonder what year that postcard is from?

But look at this link:
http://waterandpower.org/museum/Earl...wood_Bowl.html

It has dozens of photographs of the history of the Hollywood Bowl from the beginning! While there seems to be no mention
of those areas being water, there are photos like this one (from 1926) that show those same areas, more or less.

http://waterandpower.org/Historical_...owl_ca1928.jpgDWP

Of note to you e_r and all the other contributors on this thread, in the References and Credits section, one of the sources
listed for the information and/or photographs contained on the site is this one:

**^Noirish Los Angeles - forum.skyscraperpage.com

_____

I looked up the credit notation, they were explicitly referencing this post of yours E_R:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=16398

...although they posted the photo in b&w while yours was in color.





http://legalmisssunshine.com/wp-cont...od-everett.jpghttp://legalmisssunshine.com/wp-cont...od-everett.jpg



Quote:

Miss Marian Bowden, Miss Mary Fabian of the Chicago Civic Opera Company and Miss Helen Archer, resent the intrusion of modern Spanish houses into the rustic setting of famed Hollywood Bowl. The home of Rev. Stewart P. Mac Lennan, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Los Angeles, can be seen on the distant rim of the bowl.

August 17, 1929
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics44/00041566.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/pics44/00041566.jpg


Similar to the view from Pastor Mac Lennan's bedroom window? :shrug:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qY_dalll10...Bowl+view.jpeghttp://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qY_dalll10...Bowl+view.jpeg



FredH Feb 2, 2014 4:44 AM

Gail Russell
 
Gail Russell made a number of movies in the 1940's and 1950's, including Angel and the Badman with John Wayne:

https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/60...0/811/tzw1.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:An...adman_1947.jpg


However, she had a slight drinking problem:

On July 6, 1957, she drove her car through the front of Jan's Restaurant at 8424 Beverly Blvd. One of several alcohol related incidents.

https://imageshack.com/a/img203/5889/iphi.jpg
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/thed...l-russell.html

https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/40...0/839/adej.jpg
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/thed...l-russell.html


Surprisingly, Jan's Restaurant is still there...

https://imageshack.com/a/img836/5958/1e1a.jpg
Google Street View

...but by August, 1961, the booze had killed poor Gail at age 36

BifRayRock Feb 2, 2014 4:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5497402)

Another shot new to me--the shop of the famous Travis Banton at 6530 Sunset:
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics45/00042124.jpgLAPL


This one, mercifully, is still there, as the Cat & Fiddle Restaurant.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--...2520PM.bmp.jpgGoogle Street View






A smidgen of Santa Barbara on Sunset?


6530 Sunset Blvd. Before Cats, Fiddles and Travis Banton - the quaintly designed structure was known as the [Fred]Thompson building.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6p3Mrsaxh3...MaryHelen2.jpg http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6p3Mrsaxh3...MaryHelen2.jpg


Circa '28
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...GHTY53G4RE.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...GHTY53G4RE.jpg


http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...GQV9KTYCVH.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...GQV9KTYCVH.jpg


I heard Mary Helen's Tea Room is THE place for Orange Pekoe!
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...L7K4TXE2MA.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...L7K4TXE2MA.jpg


http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...8GF5EY4RGR.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...8GF5EY4RGR.jpg


http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...K5P8YLTFNC.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...K5P8YLTFNC.jpg


http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...MSXUBB3P2K.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...MSXUBB3P2K.jpg


http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...Y96PR26JPA.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...Y96PR26JPA.jpg


http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...YHISSH2R7F.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...YHISSH2R7F.jpg


http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...2NXLK6LX88.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...2NXLK6LX88.jpg





GaylordWilshire Feb 2, 2014 1:51 PM

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-G...2520AM.bmp.jpgDetroit Public Library

According to the caption, Earl C. Anthony provided this Packard 120 to lead the Flag Day parade that opened the Los Angeles baseball season in 1935. Can anyone id the location? What's with the leaning clocktower?

HossC Feb 2, 2014 2:22 PM

:previous:

NLA member MichaelRyerson has the same picture in his Flickr collection. His caption, below, identifies it as N. Spring:

Flag Day Parade, Los Angeles, 1935

Brand-spanking new 1935 Packard 120 leading parade on Flag Day, opening the baseball season in Los Angeles. Parade is headed south on N. Spring Street with Fort Moore Hill, the Alhambra Apartments and a corner of the Hall of Justice in the background. Packard Company file photograph of a 1935 Packard three-quarter front left view, top folded, sign on side reads "The new Packard 120 Earle C. Anthony, Inc.," male driver with four baseball players for passengers. Inscribed on photo back: Packard one twenty, model 120, twelfth series, 8-cylinder, 110-horsepower, 120-inch wheelbase, 2/4-person convertible coupe (body type #899), from Earle C. Anthony, Inc. L.A., Packard west coast distributor, 1935 California dealer plate #2C DLR 208.

GaylordWilshire Feb 2, 2014 2:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 6433292)


I spy what may be Carl Jules Weyl's office...or maybe it's just his very large signature on the building. Note the lower right corner of the drawing....

Note the similarity, esp in the details, to his Hollywood Brown Derby:

http://jpg1.lapl.org/spnb01/00007157.jpgLAPL

http://jpg1.lapl.org/spnb01/00007144.jpgLAPL

Retired_in_Texas Feb 2, 2014 2:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 6433507)
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-G...2520AM.bmp.jpgDetroit Public Library

According to the caption, Earl C. Anthony provided this Packard 120 to lead the Flag Day parade that opened the Los Angeles baseball season in 1935. Can anyone id the location? What's with the leaning clocktower?

Maybe a better question would be: "Why is that clock tower without a building beneath it and apparently just sitting at the edge of a parking lot?"

GaylordWilshire Feb 2, 2014 2:43 PM

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-L...clocktower.jpg

Now that I think of it, I realize it might be part of a parade float...? Looks like a guard tower at San Quentin....

Thanks, Hoss, for the id--

Retired_in_Texas Feb 2, 2014 3:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 6433539)
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-L...clocktower.jpg

Now that I think of it, I realize it might be part of a parade float...? Looks like a guard tower at San Quentin....

Thanks, Hoss, for the id--

With the enlarged image we see the clock tower is behind what appears to be the roof of an open cab truck but the tower is still askew in relation to the roof and doesn't appear to belong to whatever it is that is on the bed of the truck. Weird! Suspect that will remain a mystery just as the answer to the question of why open cab designed trucks persisted well into the 1930s.

BifRayRock Feb 2, 2014 4:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 6433528)
I spy what may be Carl Jules Weyl's office...or maybe it's just his very large signature on the building. Note the lower right corner of the drawing....

Note the similarity, esp in the details, to his Hollywood Brown Derby:

http://jpg1.lapl.org/spnb01/00007157.jpgLAPL

http://jpg1.lapl.org/spnb01/00007144.jpgLAPL





Weyl was listed in the '29 Directory at 6536 Sunset, clearly the Thompson building location. (Weyl had partnered with Henry Gogerty from '25 to '28.) "Carl Jules" appears at the bottom right of the Thompson building sketch. It has probably been noted several times that in addition to the above, Weyl had some responsibility for the Wilshire Brown Derby, now a Wilshire adjacent terra cotta bathing cap, below.

No surprise that Weyl or Weyl's associates had something to do with designing this building.
1735 Vine St.
http://jpg2.lapl.org/theater1/00014703.jpg http://jpg2.lapl.org/theater1/00014703.jpg


Brimless terra cotta. Umm.
https://www.laconservancy.org/sites/...?itok=S853KD82https://www.laconservancy.org/sites/...?itok=S853KD82

More examples of his work have been mentioned on this thread: 6654 Hollywood Boulevard Building; Atkin Investment Company Rental Office Building, Los Angeles; Baine Building, Hollywood; Bendix Building; Pacific National Bank Branch, Leimert Park;Palace Theatre, Hollywood; York Boulevard State Bank, Highland Park; and Yucca Vine Tower, Hollywood.






Graybeard Feb 2, 2014 7:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 6433507)
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-G...2520AM.bmp.jpgDetroit Public Library

According to the caption, Earl C. Anthony provided this Packard 120 to lead the Flag Day parade that opened the Los Angeles baseball season in 1935. Can anyone id the location? What's with the leaning clocktower?

What I know of LA, I've learned on this site. Judging by the hill in the background, it could be Bunker Hill. The windows on the building, also in the background, are varied in size and position. I looked at some old photos of Bunker Hill and found a building that looks similar.
http://imageshack.com/a/img194/458/9m0z.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunker_Hill,_Los_Angeles

I could be completely wrong.

GaylordWilshire Feb 2, 2014 8:38 PM

:previous:

I think HossC has it correctly pegged as Ft. Moore Hill here.

Now I'm thinking that the tower belongs to a large model of Wrigley Field:

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics39/00054250.jpgLAPL
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-L...clocktower.jpg

HossC Feb 2, 2014 9:04 PM

I think you could be right about the Wrigley Field clock tower, GW. I never realized that the clock spelled out "WRIGLEY FIELD" instead of using numbers.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...gleyField2.jpg
Detail of picture at USC Digital Library

Martin Pal Feb 2, 2014 9:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FredH (Post 6433287)
Surprisingly, Jan's Restaurant is still there...

https://imageshack.com/a/img836/5958/1e1a.jpg
Google Street View

I had breakfast there on Christmas Eve!

Who knew?

Martin Pal Feb 2, 2014 9:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 6432776)
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-O...2520PM.bmp.jpgGSV


As you can seen, GSV places 10086 opposite Carolwood Drive.

Thanks GW.

Flyingwedge Feb 2, 2014 10:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beaudry (Post 6432237)

One bit of it survives, of course -- I suppose most people think it's part of the Edison Bldg and thus was drafted by the hands of Allison & Allison. Ha!

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3683/1...8be53db5_o.gif

Behind the lower 5th Street Edison entrance on June 14, 1934:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...0.jpg~original
Huntington Digital Library -- http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single.../29776/rec/481

Lwize Feb 2, 2014 11:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FredH (Post 6433287)
On July 6, 1957, she drove her car through the front of Jan's Restaurant at 8424 Beverly Blvd. One of several alcohol related incidents.

https://imageshack.com/a/img203/5889/iphi.jpg
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/thed...l-russell.html

Surprisingly, Jan's Restaurant is still there...

I still eat breakfast at Jan's. The car hit right where I normally sit at the counter.

CityBoyDoug Feb 3, 2014 1:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FredH (Post 6433287)
Gail Russell made a number of movies in the 1940's and 1950's, including Angel and the Badman with John Wayne:
Surprisingly, Jan's Restaurant is still there...

https://imageshack.com/a/img836/5958/1e1a.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps90246773.jpg
Google Street View

...but by August, 1961, the booze had killed poor Gail at age 36

Jan's sounds interesting. Here's a sample of their menu. They also serve the famous Brown Derby's Cobb Salad...$10.95 :tup:

Lwize Feb 3, 2014 4:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 6434196)
Jan's sounds interesting. Here's a sample of their menu. They also serve the famous Brown Derby's Cobb Salad...$10.95 [/SIZE] :tup:

Jan's is a good coffee shop. The breakfasts are hearty. They have a cool Italian Zummo orange juicing machine. Cops eat there regularly. :)

http://orangeman.biz/images/Zummo.jpg


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