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ethereal_reality Jul 17, 2016 9:39 PM

Oh my, fantastic images Flyingwedge!

I didn't realize the vertical sign was inspired by an un-spooled length of 35mm film.



Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7505466)
So...they were the Ice Cream Kuhns. :P

:previous: I see what you did there.

lol :)

ethereal_reality Jul 17, 2016 10:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HenryHuntington (Post 7505150)
I can take a hint. :)

It was the Union Pacific's Anaheim branch.

http://www.abandonedrails.com/Anaheim_Branch

:previous:You saw right through me HH;).....it was a hint.
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The link you provided tell us it's origin (1917) was the San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad.


Logo imprinted on bridge.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/zFnR70.jpg
http://picture.abandonedrails.com/k3vhuhhd.jpg

"The arrowhead logo of the SPLA&SL, the "Salt Lake Route" herald, is seen cast into the Pickering Avenue bridge (over the sidewalk)
when this line was built around 1917. This bridge is immediately west of the truss bridge over Whittier Boulevard (CA Route 72)."


The description above makes it sound like this bridge & logo is still there, but I searched the area in the google-mobile and couldn't locate it.


Here's the area where I searched.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/vJeHui.jpg
google_earth

Does anyone know, is this little piece of RR history (the arrowhead logo) still there (& I overlooked it), or has it been destroyed?

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ethereal_reality Jul 17, 2016 10:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tourmaline (Post 7505817)

1949 - Griffith Park

Riders enjoying a Sunday afternoon jaunt in Griffith Park: (1st row l-r): Lucille Meeker (on a Triumph), Betty Drafton (on a Velocette) and Cecilia Adams (on a custom-made bike); (2nd row l-r): Frank Cooper, Chuck Parkyns, Dr. William Eschrich and Frank Erling (unsure of spelling of last name).

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/8f9ff9ed0b1d866b_largeLife




Tourmaline, here's another image of Betty and Frank. ;)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/KLmyJH.jpg
https://www.pinterest.com/matchlesslondon/


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HossC Jul 17, 2016 10:55 PM

Thanks for the additional pictures of the Academy Theatre, Flyingwedge.


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This Julius Shulman image was taken out in Encino. It's " Job 2873: West Valley Medical Center, 1959".

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

Getty Research Institute

The layout of the medical center at 5353 Balboa Boulevard has changed several times over the years (I tried to follow the changes on Historic Aerials). I'm pretty sure that the building on the left is the one above with modifications.

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

CityBoyDoug Jul 17, 2016 11:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 7505863)
Thanks for yet another fine Schulman post, Hoss. I found some more Academy Theatre images (all dated 1939) at UCLA.

Floorplan:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...p.jpg~original


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Thanks FW for this neat plan of the theater. I love plans....always so interesting. Way cool design.!!

For some reason the architect gave rather short shrift to the money making candy concession stand. I don't see it in this drawing. Plus that, you need a large store room to keep your candy supplies....:):)

Your movie ticket money goes to pay for the film rental. The only way a theater can make operating money is from the concession stand....the drinks, candy, ice cream and popcorn. That pays all of the salaries.

In my movie theater days it cost about $50 dollars a day to keep the doors open. In 2016 dollars that's about $415 a day to keep a movie theater operating.....and in many cases a lot more.

The projectionists are probably union and they make more than a manager does.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...pso5x6vbrl.jpg

Why they had stairs going into the toilets in those days is a mystery to me.....but many theaters had them.

ethereal_reality Jul 18, 2016 12:00 AM

Quote:

HossC

1929 - Corner of W Whittier Boulevard and N Park Avenue.

Originally posted by BifRayRock
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/G05RIk.jpglapl

The building now bears the name Montebello Plaza. Looking at the alterations, I can see why they no longer call it the Tower Drive-In Market! -HossC

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...werMarket2.jpg
GSV
:previous: Excellent discovery Hoss.

I wonder if the clock tower was damaged in one of the earthquakes, and had to come down.


Here's a look from behind.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/VJdIq1.jpg
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UphillDonkey Jul 18, 2016 1:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 7505863)
Thanks for yet another fine Schulman post, Hoss. I found some more Academy Theatre images (all dated 1939) at UCLA.

Floorplan:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...p.jpg~original


Lobby door detail:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...w.jpg~original


This is an interesting alternate version of the tower:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...e.jpg~original


This is labeled "foyer," but according to the floorplan it's the lobby:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...f.jpg~original


Auditorium entrance:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...j.jpg~original


This is a closer view of the etched glass panel in the previous photo; the large figure is holding an Oscar:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...y.jpg~original


The credits on the lower right of the etched glass panel (just barely visible on the Auditorium Entrance photo):

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...e.jpg~original

Architect - S. Charles Lee
Mural Artist - Millard Sheets
Glass Sculpture - Carvarts, Inc.

Thanks also for showing the projection booth. When I was a little kid my grandfather was the projectionist at the
Gordon Theatre on La Brea Avenue (now the Regent Showcase), and I remember being in the booth a few times. He
worked a day job before going to the theater at night, and he used to sleep once the movie started. But there was
something in the projector that clicked or made some noise near the end of a reel that always woke him up in time
to start the next reel.

The floor plan is correct, the Foyer is inside the building (as the picture shows) while the Lobby is outside the doors where the ticket office is located.

ethereal_reality Jul 18, 2016 2:29 AM

I found this postcard a couple days ago on eBay. (I think the description is a bit confusing)

"In order to accommodate the thousands of Comrades to the 20th American Legion National Convention at Los Angeles, Sept. 19-22, 1938,
Victory Post No. 54 offers for your approval and invites you to visit "The Longest Bar In The World" located at 224 South Hill Street, Los Angeles Calif."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/DQ3olx.jpg
eBay

The description makes this sound like a bar that was built specifically for the 4 day convention? (by post #54)

Also, what building was located at 224 South Hill Street? (I'm pretty sure it's just a lot now) -although 222 South Hill is still standing.



Here's the reverse of the postcard.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/NtA7NM.jpg

We've visited the longest bar (or was it soda fountain?) on NLA, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't this one.


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Flyingwedge Jul 18, 2016 3:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UphillDonkey (Post 7505994)
The floor plan is correct, the Foyer is inside the building (as the picture shows) while the Lobby is outside the doors where the ticket office is located.

Oops . . . duh! Thank you for pointing that out, UD.

ConstructDTLA Jul 18, 2016 3:27 AM

Hey guys - does anyone have an image of the 'last queen anne on Bunker Hill'?

According to many articles it was at Sunset & Figueroa. Does that even count as Bunker Hill? I've searched everywhere, no images turn up...


"1880s Queen Anne house left at Cesar Chavez Avenue and Figueroa Street in the late 1980s, when Palmer began work there on the Orsini. It was called the Giese House and it was protected under preservation laws. There were plans in place to move the house to Angelino Heights, but Palmer's workers demolished it instead."

http://la.curbed.com/2014/11/25/1001...ng-downtown-la

Martin Pal Jul 18, 2016 4:52 AM

Someone needs to be found who could do something similar for Los Angeles:

http://www.popsci.com/80-thousand-ph...gion-3&lnk=txt

https://www.oldnyc.org/#717402f-a

HossC Jul 18, 2016 12:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7505878)

The link you provided tell us it's origin (1917) was the San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad.

Logo imprinted on bridge.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/zFnR70.jpg
http://picture.abandonedrails.com/k3vhuhhd.jpg

"The arrowhead logo of the SPLA&SL, the "Salt Lake Route" herald, is seen cast into the Pickering Avenue bridge (over the sidewalk)
when this line was built around 1917. This bridge is immediately west of the truss bridge over Whittier Boulevard (CA Route 72)."


The description above makes it sound like this bridge & logo is still there, but I searched the area in the google-mobile and couldn't locate it.

Does anyone know, is this little piece of RR history (the arrowhead logo) still there (& I overlooked it), or has it been destroyed?

The pedestrian tunnel was under the bridge at the intersection of Whittier Boulevard and Pickering Avenue. It can still be seen if you go back to 2007.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...LakeRoute1.jpg
GSV

The bridge has since been redesigned (the pillar in the center of Pickering Avenue has gone too), and the pedestrian tunnel is no longer there. The logo is still visible, but I think it may have be re-made rather than preserved.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...LakeRoute2.jpg
GSV

odinthor Jul 18, 2016 4:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7506009)
I found this postcard a couple days ago on eBay. (I think the description is a bit confusing)

"In order to accommodate the thousands of Comrades to the 20th American Legion National Convention at Los Angeles, Sept. 19-22, 1938,
Victory Post No. 54 offers for your approval and invites you to visit "The Longest Bar In The World" located at 224 South Hill Street, Los Angeles Calif."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/DQ3olx.jpg
eBay

The description makes this sound like a bar that was built specifically for the 4 day convention? (by post #54)

Also, what building was located at 224 South Hill Street? (I'm pretty sure it's just a lot now) -although 222 South Hill is still standing.



Here's the reverse of the postcard.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/NtA7NM.jpg

We've visited the longest bar (or was it soda fountain?) on NLA, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't this one.


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Some data etc. on 224 S. Hill St., evidently known as the Bicknell Bldg., all from the Los Angeles Times:

--November 20, 1904: J.D. Bicknell is improving and altering a four-story brick building at 224-228 S. Hill at a cost of $60,000.

--September 2, 1933: a Warehouse Shoe Sale is to take place at the address.

--Your Longest Bar postcard is about an event occurring September 19-22, 1938.

--December 16, 1938 (right-hand column unrelated):
http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/...pswramxetd.jpg
LA Times, via ProQuest, via the CSULB Library.

--January 18, 1948: The former assets of He & She of California are being auctioned off, the assets being composed of garment manufacturing supplies etc.

--May 10, 1951:
http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/...psygrv8hbi.jpg
LA Times, via ProQuest, via the CSULB Library.

--December 19, 1957, referred to as the Bicknell Bldg., and as a clothing factory, with the Salvation Army Thrift Shop at 224 1/2 S. Hill St.:
http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/...psh4qz9bzr.jpg
LA Times, via ProQuest, via the CSULB Library.

Tourmaline Jul 18, 2016 4:19 PM

Looking for hills that "Our Gang," among others, may have used and revisited some flooding photos. (Thought they were NLA'd before, or maybe another familiar database.) First windshield view reminds of proceeding south on Sepulveda or Overland, but haven't been able to pin point - yet. This low lying area would make a great spread for a Santa Monica Freeway.:hmmm:


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Flooded Area In Palms, Between Beverly Hills And Culver City
http://images.google.com/hosted/life...3d3008ace.html



http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/b567c22533b5ca54_large



More

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/7fc89b1e2e5cf6f8_large





http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/5e56675bf99b91d4_large






http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/07d39437e16979fd_large






http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/b4c916d39f2ea08f_large





The End
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/7cfc587f788c7431_large

Flyingwedge Jul 18, 2016 5:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tourmaline (Post 7506306)

This is looking northwest on Manning Avenue from just south of Queensbury Drive. The October 2014 GSV view shows
the distinctive house at right being remodeled, and it no longer looks the same:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...v.jpg~original
Mar 2014 GSV

Tourmaline Jul 18, 2016 5:57 PM

:previous: Thanks.

Could have sworn this was asked and answered but was unable to locate using usual search function. I should have been more specific about the Sepulveda/Overland guesses. Was focusing on the windshield view of the 76 Station. Any ideas?

GaylordWilshire Jul 18, 2016 6:58 PM

Careful...this update to a video familiar to NLAers might make you dizzy...


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-U...8%2BPM.bmp.jpg

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cul...-ago-and-today

HossC Jul 18, 2016 8:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ConstructDTLA (Post 7506037)

Hey guys - does anyone have an image of the 'last queen anne on Bunker Hill'?

According to many articles it was at Sunset & Figueroa. Does that even count as Bunker Hill? I've searched everywhere, no images turn up...


"1880s Queen Anne house left at Cesar Chavez Avenue and Figueroa Street in the late 1980s, when Palmer began work there on the Orsini. It was called the Giese House and it was protected under preservation laws. There were plans in place to move the house to Angelino Heights, but Palmer's workers demolished it instead."

http://la.curbed.com/2014/11/25/1001...ng-downtown-la

Despite several mentions, I haven't found any pictures of the Giese House yet. This may be a stupid question, but which house was it? This roughly south-looking image dates from 1954. It looks like every corner of the intersection of Sunset and Figueroa had a gas station.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original
Detail of picture in USC Digital Library

While we're in the area, these two houses were on the opposite side of Sunset (at 841 and 835), just out-of-shot in the image above. Seen here in 1960, Historic Aerials shows them gone by 1964.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original
California State Library

HossC Jul 18, 2016 9:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7506472)

Careful...this update to a video familiar to NLAers might make you dizzy...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-U...8%2BPM.bmp.jpg

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cul...-ago-and-today

What an interesting and sad comparison, GW. I think LAPL's Central Library was one of the few buildings which has survived. They couldn't even follow all of the original route!


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The other day, while I was looking for something else, I came across this interesting building at 2312 Whittier Boulevard. A quick Google search told me that it was once the Monterey Theatre. It apparently opened in 1939, and has since been home to a nightclub and a church.

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

The image below, dated 1983, is one of two I found which show the theater as the Teatro Blanquita. So far, that's the earliest I can go. Somewhere there must be a picture of the building in its original guise.

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

HossC Jul 18, 2016 9:59 PM

The Julius Shulman pictures of Los Angeles are getting thin on the ground again, so here's another single image. This is "Job 6329: First Interstate Bank building (Beverly Hills, Calif.), 1985".

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

I find the colors very striking, and finally decided to leave them as they were. While I was toying with the adjustments, I spotted a detail that's not obvious in the original. Inside the circular part of the building is what looks like a safe. Has anyone got any more details?

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

Getty Research Institute

GSV doesn't make the building at 9601 Wilshire Boulevard look as good as Julius Shulman did, but it hasn't changed much. It now seems to belong to the Bank of America.

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


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