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Tourmaline Jul 27, 2016 12:59 PM


Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7513506)
Kodachrome slide, 1958.

"Original 35mm color slide of a street scene in Los Angeles, California on a corner at 2000 W Olympic Boulevard in front of an auto repair shop with an ad for Mobil Oil."*

Another example of a street light pole that is both purposeful and decorative. The decorative motif may go in and out of style with its environs - but it sets a hard-to-ignore "standard" nonetheless.

The street sign shape does not seem to fit within the various categories discussed on NLA or by the Angelino Militant, i.e., not plank, paddle, trapeziod, blade, shotgun nor pistol. With WigWag in mind, could it be a sowbelly? Or inverted humpback?


"Through the Looking Glass" with Darren Mcgavin, the late.

What is the prominent building in the background - with all of the columns?

Tourmaline Jul 27, 2016 1:15 PM


Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 7464224)

1912 - Source identifies images as "Bungalow Land" typical homes on 3rd Avenue, Venice CA. Perhaps someone can connect these 100+ y/o images? How close to the Venice Short Line :previous:?

Interesting shiny cube-shaped ornamentation along the roof line and elsewhere on featured bungalow. It seems repeated on one or more nearby structures too. At first blush, it resembled something akin to holiday lighting. Gilt glass, polished copper, paint? :shrug:

Blaster Jul 27, 2016 3:18 PM


Originally Posted by Tourmaline (Post 7514007)

"Through the Looking Glass" with Darren Mcgavin, the late.

What is the prominent building in the background - with all of the columns?

It kind of looks like the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

ethereal_reality Jul 27, 2016 3:31 PM


Originally Posted by JeffDiego (Post 7513899)
Surprising that no one (including her obituary writer) mentions that "Miss" Pat Collins was a regular "for years" at The Interlude, above The Crescendo on The Strip. I well remember the ads for her at The Interlude in the Times when I was a teenager in the mid 60's. Presumably her popularity there propelled her into her own "Celebrity Club."

JD, last night while I was researching for my post I found this very interesting photograph.

It shows a 29 year old Pat Collins with Sharon Tate and Philippe Forquet. [ca.1964]

I thought Ms. Collins and her friends were probably at the Celebrity Club, until I noticed the table lamp clearly says Interlude.

As a reminder, here's The Interlude and The Crescendo on the Sunset Strip.

we've seen this photograph previously on NLA

For a list of entertainers (sans Pat Collins) at The Crescendo/Interlude go here.

To see The Interlude's roof-top patio go here.

As for that dashing couple with 'The Hip Hypnotist'.

Sharon Tate & Philippe Forquet.

I didn't know who Mr. Forquet was so I had to do a 'google' or two.

"Philippe Forquet Viscount de Dorne born September 27, 1940 in Paris, France, is an actor and the son of a wealthy aristocrat, Marcius Forquet Viscount de Dorne.
Philippe Forquet made his film debut in 1960 in La Menace while still an art student and over the next few years became popular in France. Highly regarded for his appearance he was expected to make a successful transition into American films, after appearing opposite Jean Seberg, In the French Style (1963). Filmed in France, the film told of an American student (Seberg) who falls in love with an aristocrat (Forquet) while visiting France. It proved popular with both European and American audiences and Forquet travelled to Hollywood to work for 20th Century Fox. He was touted as the handsomest new actor in Hollywood, a cross between Montgomery Clift and Louis Jourdan.

He co-starred with Sandra Dee in Take Her, She's Mine as her romantic interest, and while the film was popular, it did not lead to other projects. During this time Forquet became engaged to the American actress Sharon Tate, however the relationship ended because of career conflicts. He went to New York City where he studied drama at The Actor's Studio.

In 1969 he co starred in the film Camille 2000, which has become a cult classic still selling on the Internet today. It was a remake of the famous Alexander Dumas story, The Lady of the Camillas. He returned to France where he continued acting in television throughout the 1970s, also returning the United States to film The Young Rebels in 1970-71.

Forquet was married to the American fashion model and actress Linda Morand, from 1970 until their divorce in 1976. He now lives in the town of Saint-Quentin, France where he took over his father's estate and the family business. He is re-married and has three children."

As a side note:
The photograph with Pat Collins at The Interlude was taken five years before Sharon Tate's grisly murder at the hands of the Manson 'family'. :(

HossC Jul 27, 2016 7:05 PM

Thanks for sharing your memories of Welch's yesterday, CityBoyDoug.


Another "then and now" Julius Shulman post today. This is "Job 2249: Roxbury Parking Garage (Beverly Hills, Calif.), 1956".

Getty Research Institute

The 1956 CD's listing for Bache & Co at 445 N Roxbury Drive confirmed the garage's location as 441 N Roxbury Drive. The fa├žade has been changed, but the wall on the left matches the photo from 60 years ago.

oldstuff Jul 27, 2016 7:09 PM


Originally Posted by Blaster (Post 7514137)
It kind of looks like the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

The Dorothy Chandler is on the left in the background and the Courthouse is on the right. The picture was taken just before "the Castle" and "the Saltbox" were burned by arsonists. They were getting ready to move them to Heritage Square.

oldstuff Jul 27, 2016 7:22 PM

RE: Pat Gresham, I found her obituary. There was a picture of her too, but I cannot post pictures. She was born in 1930 and died in 2014.

Patsy R. "Gresham" Nuckols

obituary Patsy Nuckols

Patsy R. "Gresham" Nuckols was a talented musician and innovator on the Hammond Organ with her distinctive boogie-woogie style. Pat was the featured organist at the Cotton Patch on Midway Drive and the Brown Derby restaurant on Vine Street in Hollywood. All of Hollywood movie greats came to listen this beautiful girl play. Pat was in the movie, Story on Page One and provided the music to the Del Mar Horse Shows. Pat attended San Dieguito High School '49 and received a Theater degree at Oceanside/ Carlsbad/Mira Costa JC. Pat was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Gresham; father, Marshall Gresham, and brother, Marshall Gresham "Bud," and her husband, Marine Major William "Bill" Nuckols. Pat is survived by two step-children, and four nieces and nephews.

ethereal_reality Jul 27, 2016 7:39 PM

:previous: Thanks oldstuff. Here's the picture you found.

Hmmmm....maybe that's Pat's car. ;)

to see the full slide of the Vine st Derby go here:

ethereal_reality Jul 27, 2016 8:09 PM

'mystery' location

J. Howard's Horticultural Establishment, Los Angeles Calif.*

:previous:Actually, it's the Paul J. Howard's Horticulture Establishment (Paul is cut off in the tourist snapshot)

This 1930 booklette gives the address as 250 S. La Brea Ave.

the address is in the inside cover

And yet this ad/pamphlet gives the address as 11700 National boulevard.

With the two different addresses, I'm not sure where the fine looking building in the snapshot was located.

Here's a closer look at the 'mystery' building.

*I just realized Godzilla posted a whole series of photographs showing Flowerland (but the building in the faded tourist snapshot doesn't appear in any of them)

GW posted this:

"At Barrington and National was Paul J. Howard's Flowerland Nursery. It was a huge and beautiful nursery.
Mr. Howard had moved his nursery from 3rd and La Brea to this location as he felt there was a great future here in the outskirts of Los Angeles....

'Colonial Corners' was the name given to the intersection of National and Barrington when Howard's Nursery started in 1940."

:previous: So I think it's safe to say, my 'mystery' building was probably located at the earlier address, 250 S. La Brea Avenue.


Earl Boebert Jul 27, 2016 8:10 PM


Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7514460)

Hmmmm....maybe that's Pat's car. ;)

I'm no expert on T-Birds, but that car sure looks like somebody went wild in the accessories section of Pep Boys.



ethereal_reality Jul 27, 2016 8:21 PM

Here's another piece of ephemera related to Paul J. Howard's horticultural establishment.

And this!

This building appears in one of Godzilla's photographs.


Bristolian Jul 27, 2016 10:49 PM


Originally Posted by Tourmaline (Post 7514007)
What is the prominent building in the background - with all of the columns?

This must be from the same general time frame as this photo posted by Flyingwedge showing the old and the new:


Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 7314447)
This c. 1966 photo looks north on South Bunker Hill Avenue, with 251 SBH the first house on the left and the
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in the distance:
00026609 @ LA Public Library

Tourmaline Jul 27, 2016 11:00 PM


Originally Posted by Blaster (Post 7514137)
It kind of looks like the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

I can see clearly now . . . the rain is gone.:whistle:

Thanks B and OS. Improved resolution goes a long way to making everything easily recognizable.

ethereal_reality Jul 27, 2016 11:30 PM

:previous: Is the Dorothy Chandler still somewhat tacky inside, or has it been remodeled?

Did it really have green carpeting on the mezzanine level? (it calls to mind a putting green)

love those gowns ;)


Blaster Jul 28, 2016 12:54 AM

I was at the Dorothy Chandler a few years ago and my memory is that the interior looks pretty much the same as the above pictures. But the carpet that runs up the stairs to the mezzanine level is more of an olive green.

Flyingwedge Jul 28, 2016 4:04 AM

Mystery Building
This building looks vaguely familiar, but I can't place it. The photo is from the C.C. Pierce Collection at UCLA, so there's
a good chance the building is in LA.

Does anyone recognize it? The photo looks to have been taken around 1920.

quickstop Jul 28, 2016 2:23 PM

It's 7th and Wilshire in santa monica, southeast corner

ethereal_reality Jul 28, 2016 2:52 PM

:previous: Yep, quickstop is right!

Here's how it looked in 1984, with a camera shop in the corner space.


ethereal_reality Jul 28, 2016 3:10 PM

I just found another pic.

Originally posted by Flyingwedge
1920 / UCLA

The photograph below was taken 10 years after FW's phtotograph.

-various stores have moved in at street level [ca.1930]

for search purposes:
General Electric Store 710 Wilshire blvd. Santa Monica

Blaster Jul 28, 2016 3:17 PM

I'm embarrassed to say I had an office in that building for five years and didn't recognize it in the original photo! In my defense I'll say the photos give the building a much flatter and squattier appearance than it has in real life.

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