SkyscraperPage Forum

SkyscraperPage Forum (https://skyscraperpage.com/forum/index.php)
-   Found City Photos (https://skyscraperpage.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=23)
-   -   noirish Los Angeles (https://skyscraperpage.com/forum/showthread.php?t=170279)

odinthor Aug 16, 2016 1:47 AM

Ah, I knew I'd find something noirish connected with 222 Brook alias 222 S. Toluca if I searched long enough:

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/...psi56jgytl.jpg
ProQuest via CSULB Library

222 1/2 must be the little shack--a real estate agent would probably call it a cozy love nest--on the property. (To make less of a gerrymander, I've rearranged the article.) The red arrow indicates the pertinent section.

Flyingwedge Aug 16, 2016 3:42 AM

Unidentified House
 
This photo was taken in 1936. We've seen similar houses -- maybe even this one -- but I don't recognize it and
couldn't find it. I've enlarged the photo:

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


This is another 1936 photo of the same house, which might be in the Hancock Park area, but that's just a guess:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...v.jpg~original
UCLA


Here is an enlarged view of the last photo. I think the address on the tree is "520." Can anyone ID the house?

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

riichkay Aug 16, 2016 7:21 PM

http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/...pszgerhfuo.jpg
gettyimages

I don't believe we've seen this photo before, interior of Ciro's, November 1947. On stage are Kay Thompson and The Williams Brothers performing their popular nightclub act. Of the two brothers facing us that's Andy closest to the camera.

Among the ringsiders I can spot Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli directly in front of Kay. To Judy's right (from our perspective) I believe that's Don DeFore. Garland served as matron of honor to DeFore's wife (singer Marion Holmes, I think that's her seated opposite Don) at their 1942 wedding, so this may have been a joint night out for the Minnellis and DeFores. Kay Thompson was Garland's vocal coach at MGM.

Andy Williams and Kay had a long running affair, despite a 20 year age difference. Kay went on to author the "Eloise" children's books, about the little girl who lives at the Plaza Hotel. She moved in with her goddaughter Liza Minnelli in her final years, dying at Minnelli's NYC penthouse in 1998, age 88.

For those curious as to the Thompson/Williams Bros act here's a 1951 television performance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj8LW7q29N8

Blaster Aug 16, 2016 7:48 PM

The gentleman in the striped tie seated ringside (to the left of the Minneli's) might be actor Jeffrey Lynn.

HossC Aug 16, 2016 8:59 PM

Something different from Julius Shulman today - a catering truck. This is "Job 4625: Cliff's Java Man Catering truck, 1970". NB. I've picked three of the six images in this set.

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

Does anyone recognize the building with the bells?

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

Still not feeling hungry? Maybe this'll change your mind :).

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

All from Getty Research Institute

There's no location given with the Shulman pictures, but I found this image of Cliff's Java Man Catering and Cafe at 228 W Garvey Avenue in Monterey Park. The photo is undated, but it looks to be around the same era as the pictures above. The church is still standing, but the cafe building has made way for a branch of the East West Bank.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4.jpg~original
Calisphere

Tourmaline Aug 16, 2016 10:36 PM

Picture of Williams Bros at Ciro's (thank you) prompted another look at Lupe Velez as part of this 1938 series of Beverly Hills Hotel interior shots of Bette Davis' "Tailwagger's party." Ostensibly a benefit for stray dogs to build a shelter them and create scholarships for seeing eye dogs. :bowtie:

Looks like all attendees had a good time, including Lord Buffington.http://images.google.com/hosted/life...e4a4e4f00.html






Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6335168)


Lupe being lupe. Chesterfields and Players.
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/c915d05e4a4e4f00_largeLife




Betty and sister Bobby Pelgran MC'ing a raffle.
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/6fd1af294c55afdd_largeLife





Howard Hughes and Bette.
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/485a72e491c0d70a_largeLife





http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/9b0a72c9aade0af0_largeLife





Mary Pickford and Jean Parker playing musical chairs.
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/6aace9454f89fc59_largeLife






Some games involved serious effort.;)
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/7d52e6e260b80f7f_largeLife





Joel McCrea and Lily Damita
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/fc8568b82c9685f7_largeLife





Fonda and Scott discussing dog treats.:rolleyes:
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/5aff0ed7e6ce6dbd_largeLife






Norma Shear
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/ee180d584c5eb868_largeLife




In the midst of a game. Did someone say they saw a mouse?
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/a28474cd7779c520_largeLife







http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/e12b6275fe83f07a_large

GaylordWilshire Aug 16, 2016 10:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7532871)
Something different from Julius Shulman today - a catering truck. This is "Job 4625: Cliff's Java Man Catering truck, 1970".

Does anyone recognize the building with the bells?

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


The Mission San Gabriel....

odinthor Aug 16, 2016 11:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7533027)
The Mission San Gabriel....

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/...ps7tq0z3ct.jpg
Laguna Art Museum.

1832 oil, by Ferdinand Deppe, of Mission San Gabriel, painting now in the collection of the Laguna Art Museum.

Blaster Aug 16, 2016 11:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tourmaline (Post 7533006)
Picture of Williams Bros at Ciro's (thank you) prompted another look at Lupe Velez as part of this 1938 series of Beverly Hills Hotel interior shots of Bette Davis' "Tailwagger's party." Ostensibly a benefit for stray dogs to build a shelter them and create scholarships for seeing eye dogs. :bowtie:

Looks like all attendees had a good time, including Lord Buffington.http://images.google.com/hosted/life...e4a4e4f00.html









Lupe being lupe. Chesterfields and Players.
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/c915d05e4a4e4f00_largeLife




Betty and sister Bobby Pelgran MC'ing a raffle.
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/6fd1af294c55afdd_largeLife





Howard Hughes and Bette.
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/485a72e491c0d70a_largeLife





http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/9b0a72c9aade0af0_largeLife





Mary Pickford and Jean Parker playing musical chairs.
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/6aace9454f89fc59_largeLife






Some games involved serious effort.;)
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/7d52e6e260b80f7f_largeLife





Joel McCrea and Lily Damita
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/fc8568b82c9685f7_largeLife





Fonda and Scott discussing dog treats.:rolleyes:
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/5aff0ed7e6ce6dbd_largeLife






Norma Shear
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/ee180d584c5eb868_largeLife




In the midst of a game. Did someone say they saw a mouse?
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/a28474cd7779c520_largeLife







http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/e12b6275fe83f07a_large

A few other celebrities sighted at Bette's Doggie Party -- Henry Willcoxen, Wallace Ford and I believe that's Macdonald Carey blowing up the balloon (or possibly submitting to a breathalizer test).

Although now I'm thinking 1938 might have been too early for Carey to be in Hollywood.

Blaster Aug 17, 2016 12:55 AM

The balloon blower may actually be Jimmy Stewart who had a romance with Norma Shearer a few years after the death of Irving Thalberg!

JeffDiego Aug 17, 2016 5:10 AM

Kay Thompson & Williams Brothers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by riichkay (Post 7532745)
http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/...pszgerhfuo.jpg
gettyimages

I don't believe we've seen this photo before, interior of Ciro's, November 1947. On stage are Kay Thompson and The Williams Brothers performing their popular nightclub act. Of the two brothers facing us that's Andy closest to the camera.

Among the ringsiders I can spot Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli directly in front of Kay. To Judy's right (from our perspective) I believe that's Don DeFore. Garland served as matron of honor to DeFore's wife (singer Marion Holmes, I think that's her seated opposite Don) at their 1942 wedding, so this may have been a joint night out for the Minnellis and DeFores. Kay Thompson was Garland's vocal coach at MGM.

Andy Williams and Kay had a long running affair, despite a 20 year age difference. Kay went on to author the "Eloise" children's books, about the little girl who lives at the Plaza Hotel. She moved in with her goddaughter Liza Minnelli in her final years, dying at Minnelli's NYC penthouse in 1998, age 88.

For those curious as to the Thompson/Williams Bros act here's a 1951 television performance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj8LW7q29N8

Wonderful photo, Riichkay. While we're on names in the audience, Blaster pointed out the man next to the stage who looks like Jeffrey Lynn. At the same table are , I believe, Oleg Cassini - and the laughing lady with her hand to her chin, Janet Gaynor.

JeffDiego Aug 17, 2016 5:57 AM

Claire James; a Hollywood story
 
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...921/smA2Il.png
Claire James, 1940's IMDB


In 1986, the strange oddyssey of beauty queen and WW2-era starlet Claire James came to an end in her decrepit 3,000 square foot home at 1287 Ozeta Terrace in West Hollywood, a house her parents had bought in 1938 when the James family first moved to Los Angeles from Minneapolis. The house was described at the time as having an expansive lawn and "views to Catalina."

Also in 1938, Claire was "Miss California" at the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City. A reporter wrote that "the crowd goes wild in a frenzy of whistling and stomping" every time Claire makes an appearance on stage, but she got second-place, causing a disgusted Earl Carroll, nightclub impresario, to unofficially crown her the following night as the "rightful" winner. She lands an MGM contract and in 1942 marries director Busby Berkeley, but has the marriage annulled within a year. Claire marries three more times during the 1940's and early 1950's, each stormy union lasting from a few months to two years, and in between, Claire dates frequently and appears in minor roles in mostly B movies. In the midst of divorcing her last husband in 1951, she has a son, Blake. Claire's last signifigant movie role was as one of several dime-a-dance girls in the campy "The Revolt of Mamie Stover" with Jane Russell in 1956.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/k9mcf0.jpg
Claire James, second from right, with Linda Darnell at The Hollywood Canteen
htttps://s-media-cache-ako.pinimg.com. Hollywood Photos.


Claire had an equally beautiful sister, Diana, described as a "sadistic monster," a "speed freak," and a "compulsive Beverly Hills cat burglar." Diana married and divorced a cross-dressing race car driver who later becomes a biological female.
This dysfunctional family is described by Claire's niece, Catherine James, a Rock groupie, in her 2007 memoir "Dandelion." Catherine escaped her mother's vicious abuse at age 11 and ended up in an orphanage. Meanwhile, Claire and her adult son Blake share a bedroom at the house on Ozeta Terrace. The other bedrooms are used as storage closets for Claire's "amazing, silky wardrobe." A book reviewer described Blake as "an alcoholic mama's boy." According to the author of "Glamour Girls of the Silver Screen," "the house and the old Cadillacs in the garage slowly rot, and the curtains are always drawn."
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...924/pvrXHy.jpg
Claire's sister, Diana
http://www.cate11.com/albums/album_i...96/1381004.htm



Here is Catherine James' (Claire's niece) Official Website: http://www.cate11.com/page/page/4584998.htm




Claire James died of Cirrhosis of the liver at age 65 in 1986. Her son Blake spent much of his inherited money on drugs. On September 2, 1987, he and the girl who is driving his car are too wasted on drugs to notice a stopped panel truck and plow into it at 60 MPH, killing Blake upon impact. Soon after, Claire's brother, Robert James, has two 40-foot dumpsters delivered to Ozeta Terrace and throws everything out. Later, actor Julian Sands (the hunky blonde in "Room With a View") buys the house, which today is worth three million dollars.

Here is a youtube look at Claire in the 1942 movie "Orchestra Wives" at 1:53



Video Link

Tourmaline Aug 17, 2016 11:50 AM

Re: Kay, Andy and Ciro's http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=36384 :cool:



Quote:

Publicity photo from the [~September 1961] premiere of the television program The Dick Powell Show. Standing, from left: Ronald Reagan, Nick Adams, Lloyd Bridges, Mickey Rooney, Edgar Bergen, Jack Carson, Ralph Bellamy, Kay Thompson, Dean Jones. Seated, from left, Carolyn Jones and Dick Powell. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...isode_1961.JPG

https://cdn4.static.ovimg.com/m/0dsc...200&mode=thumbWiki

Tourmaline Aug 17, 2016 12:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5235949)
Frolicking aqua-maidens in the pool at the Town House, circa 1951.

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/220...wimmer1951.jpg
usc digital archive



These beauties made me want to re-visit the Town House Hotel.

http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/7...nhousepano.jpg
usc digital archive


http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/5...housepano2.jpg
usc digital archive


http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/195...ntrance195.jpg
usc digital archive




below: The Town House pool and lanai in 1955.

http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/9...otelpoolla.jpg
usc digital archive




"Ya'll come back now, ya hear."

http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/8...sepool1952.jpg
usc digital archive






The Townhouse's pool was the backdrop for Bikini model, Pat Hall in February '48 too. (Was the pool heated?) :) http://images.google.com/hosted/life...5b86d45fd.html






http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/34bd9005b86d45fd_largeLife









http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/5d5570ca0fcb33ad_largeLife







http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/d73f8147ab80d16a_largeLife






http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/b4404432bb49ba48_largeLife






http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/1f1393a69828cb7f_largeLife





http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/4cda09eb4ab3ab43_large
life






http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/7f65d12df024f22f_largeLife

Blaster Aug 17, 2016 2:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JeffDiego (Post 7533392)
Wonderful photo, Riichkay. While we're on names in the audience, Blaster pointed out the man next to the stage who looks like Jeffrey Lynn. At the same table are , I believe, Oleg Cassini - and the laughing lady with her hand to her chin, Janet Gaynor.

Good call on Oleg Cassini. Not sure about Janet Gaynor. If I'm right about Jeffrey Lynn (and I could be dead wrong), then one of the ladies at the table is likely to be his wife at the time, Robin Chandler. She later divorced Lynn and married an heir to the American Tobacco fortune. As Robin Chandler Duke, she became a prominent socialite and the US Ambassador to Norway.

John Maddox Roberts Aug 17, 2016 6:43 PM

I'd forgotten about those hemp mats they used to put on diving boards. It takes me back to Pasadena in the '50s.

ethereal_reality Aug 17, 2016 9:43 PM

Today's 'mystery' location from the series of 12 sepia photographs. [ca.1925]

Building #9

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/MS80Np.jpg
eBay

This is a very impressive building, especially with the all the arched windows. I hope it's still standing.

_

ethereal_reality Aug 17, 2016 9:59 PM

I don't believe we've seen the likes of the 'Blow Inn' on NLA.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/B9dVC1.jpg
eBay




http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/KzHnPy.jpg
eBay






I believe the 'Blow Inn' might have been located in this rather interesting building with rounded corners and windows. (there's a small balcony hidden by the tree)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/SoN228.jpg


I didn't find the Blow Inn, but I found RAFU TV & Repairs (the sign is still on the building), at 910 S. Lorena.

1963 city directory
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/AE2HgT.jpg





So I'm thinking 912 would have been in the smaller space beneath the balcony.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/ng7Zey.jpg
gsv



I have no explanation why the building is now numbered 913 . Do even and odd numbers ever switch sides of the street?
__

HossC Aug 17, 2016 10:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7534220)

Today's 'mystery' location from the series of 12 sepia photographs. [ca.1925]

Building #9

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/MS80Np.jpg
eBay

The Detrick-Joslyn Co appears at 110 N Alameda Street in the CDs of 1927, 1928 and 1929. The numbers 110 and 120 appear either side of the entrance.

The building was on the corner of Banning Street. The demo permit is dated 1989. The area is now a parking lot with the Metro Gold Line's Little Tokyo/Arts District Station roughly where the front used to be. Banning Street now ends at N Vignes Street. I'll see if I can find the building in any other pictures.

HossC Aug 17, 2016 10:09 PM

Thanks to GW and odinthor for the follow-ups on the Mission San Gabriel. I knew it was a building I should recognize, but my mind went blank. Looking at GSV, I see the road where the catering truck was parked is now a pedestrianized walkway.


-----------------


Following the precedent set by buildings like the Wiltern Theatre and Picworth Market, today's Julius Shulman subject takes its name from the intersection where it stands. In this case it's the corner of Roxbury Drive and Santa Monica Boulevard. This is "Job 3889: Rox-San Building (Beverly Hills, Calif.), 1965".

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

This slightly different angle shows the entrance to the parking garage and the buildings beyond. On the first floor is H Hentz & Co, Members [of the] New York Stock Exchange.

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

The last picture is in color, so I included it for comparison with the following current view.

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

All from Getty Research Institute

The building has been reclad in places, the upper area has been closed in, and the row of plants several floors up has gone, but it's still recognizable.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4.jpg~original
GSV


All times are GMT. The time now is 2:59 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.