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Old Posted Jul 28, 2010, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality View Post
The very 'noir' Rex Apartments (no address given).


I imagine it inhabited by aging taxi-dancers and peroxide-blonde waitresses
waiting by the phone for a bit part in the next Monogram feature.
if you think the front of the Rex looks Noirish, the rear certainly confirms it's pure noir status


and just to make sure that it's noirish stature is complete, here's the caption from the Los Angeles Public Library site;

Exterior view of the rear of the Rex Apartments. Building is identified by a sign at the front of the building, and is owned by Lawrence Young. It is 4 floors plus a penthouse, with 12 units on each floor for a total of 49 units. There are 3 toilets and 2 baths per floor except the third floor which has only 2 toilets and one bath. 40 units (1 room plus kitchen) rent for $20 per month, 4 units rent for $22, and 4 units (2 rooms plus kitchen) rent for $34. Total income per month is approximately $1059. Electricity is included in the rent but not gas. No hot water.
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