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Old Posted Jul 17, 2013, 9:00 PM
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Mr. Graybeard, Greenblatt's Delicatessen moved where Fongs' was in the same building. The Laugh Factory is on the corner now.

Right. And Greenblatt's first moved into that building in 1940 or '41. For the previous two years, Greenblatt's had been located one block east of it. F. Scott Fitzgerald's last "meal" --a chocolate bar-- allegedly came from Greenblatt's.
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i'm sorry but the post i put up is in response to something way too old,
(221 N Rampart Blvd),
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A couple years ago the Huntington accessioned a large collection of slides shot by a character named Palmer Conner; little is known about him save that he roamed postwar downtown and captured a whole lot of now-lost LA. They've begun scanning them and putting them online, as we found out recently. The Huntington uploaded twenty-nine and I've been checking regularly for the next grouping -- today they brought it up to fifty. Gems galore! Here are just a handful.

First off, here's something you don't see every day: the Martz Flats, in living color!

huntington

More about Martz in this great post here. And another image, just because we can:

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Old Posted Jul 18, 2013, 9:07 AM
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Now you see it, now you don't...

April 20, 1957:
hunt
That's the Richelieu sandwiched between the Melrose and 144.

One month later, May 20, 1957:
hunt
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Old Posted Jul 18, 2013, 9:10 AM
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Just nothin' bad about
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...nor the fact that these are scanned in high-res so one can explore every detail. Speaking of, anyone out there have a clearer image of one of these "Parking Prohibited" signs?

huntington

To the far left is 259 Bunker Hill Ave, where serial killer Indus Arthur lives in "Angel's Flight."
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Old Posted Jul 18, 2013, 9:12 AM
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I should mention that the collection is not all downtown-centered. For example, Conner was interested enough in the demolition of the Getty "Sunset Boulevard" house at Wilshire & Irving to go out and photograph it in February 1957:

huntington

Needless to say, will keep checking back for forthcoming installments...
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The best way to start a morning is to wake up and see posts like these. Thank you, compadre Beaudry, for Kodaking my world.
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Wow.....great collection of oldies

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I should mention that the collection is not all downtown-centered. For example, Conner was interested enough in the demolition of the Getty "Sunset Boulevard" house at Wilshire & Irving to go out and photograph it in February 1957:



Needless to say, will keep checking back for forthcoming installments...
In one photo I can see what could be my old red & white Plymouth car. Who knows...I could be driving it in that photo [but I seriously doubt it].

Thanks Beaudry for posting these oldie goldies.!!

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One detail that really caught my eye: the sign for "MACHIN Shirtmakers". From the early 1900s to the 1950s (when its cachet began to fade), "Machin" was the custom shirtmaker of choice for Los Angeles's elites: bankers, movie stars, oil men, etc. Its only real competitor was a shirtmaker named J.T. Beach, who was favored by Clark Gable.

Not a very nice location for such a business, eh?


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262 South Main Street Los Angeles

Thank you Chuckaluck. Its very interesting the one with the DINE DANCE Playclub, that substituted the Liberty. As you can see none of the pictures show the building on the left, the 262 South Main Street. In the case of that picture it was already cleared.
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A couple years ago the Huntington accessioned a large collection of slides shot by a character named Palmer Conner; little is known about him save that he roamed postwar downtown and captured a whole lot of now-lost LA. They've begun scanning them and putting them online, as we found out recently. The Huntington uploaded twenty-nine and I've been checking regularly for the next grouping -- today they brought it up to fifty. Gems galore! Here are just a handful.

First off, here's something you don't see every day: the Martz Flats, in living color!

huntington

More about Martz in this great post here. And another image, just because we can:

huntington
In the early fifties I would go with my Mom to downtown to shop. Most kids hated that idea but I liked it. It meant taking the Red Car on Sunset and Silverlake through the tunnel to the Subway Terminal Building, which I enjoyed. I remember one trip to the Paris Embroidery Shop distinctly after visiting the Broadway and the May Co.. Every time a photo comes up of building where the Paris was it brings back very pleasant memories.
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I should mention that the collection is not all downtown-centered. For example, Conner was interested enough in the demolition of the Getty "Sunset Boulevard" house at Wilshire & Irving to go out and photograph it in February 1957:

huntington


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The house as seen from a little farther west on Wilshire, 1934—it's behind the leftmost Wilshire Special.

A couple of prior posts on the Jenkins/Getty/Desmond house:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=3551

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=3552


Also included here: http://wilshireboulevardhouses.blogs...lease-see.html
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How Grand !

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Now you see it, now you don't...

April 20, 1957:
hunt
That's the Richelieu sandwiched between the Melrose and 144.
Thanks Beaudry for this gem. It is the first time on the thread that we're able to see how looked the complete east section between 2nd and 1st of Grand Avenue. I recognized the modern building (right) which we see in the beginning of the famous video "A Drive Through Bunker Hill (1940s)". I always wondered how looked this section that the car leaves behind coming from east 2nd.
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Cute cute kids!

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This is myself [L] and my older brother at Beverly Park. It appears we were "driving" the firetruck...round and round.
Do I look a bit grim and serious? My brother's smile looks artificial.[/SIZE]

Family photo
Thanks for sharing your family photograph. This one is a real treasure CBD.
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Here's something you don't see every day: the Martz Flats, in living color!

huntington
My eyes actually misted over a bit when I saw this photograph. Is it wrong to feel an emotional attachment to these places?
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Vermont Avenue at Christmas time.

slide/ebay

Anyone know this section of Vermont?
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i'm sorry but the post i put up is in response to something way too old,
(221 N Rampart Blvd),
so I am attempting to delete it. The forum won't let me.
My apologies.
SR
Things Built....Try again to post something. No need to apologize. We're all friends here on the NOIR thread.Welcome to this thread that was started by Etherial Reality...he's cool and easy to talk to..


Private collection...Orange crate labels..1940s
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Wow, the panoramas really put you there!
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Skid Row Los Angeles

Serving food to men. Thanksgiving Day, 1942...Skid Row Los Angeles.


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Brother Tom Liddecoat speaks during 1923 Christmas dinner at the Midnight Mission, 2nd and Los Angeles streets.


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