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Old Posted Jun 5, 2014, 1:00 AM
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Old Posted Jun 5, 2014, 3:27 AM
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Sometimes I find a useful way to wrap your head around a problem of neighborhood is to visit the local Giant Model of Downtown in 1940...
Interesting comment on the model:

What have you just seen? A model of Los Angeles, built by the WPA from 1938-40, for the purposes of city planning (via which they evidently deduced “it all goes!”)…on a related note, this model was once many, many times larger. The County (whose infinite wisdom never ceases to inspire) dumpster’d the majority of it in the 70s.

Incredible, just throwing it out. May someone have wanted to buy it, or take it for free? I mean, really.
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Old Posted Jun 5, 2014, 4:59 AM
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Casablanca was filmed at Van Nuys on Hayvenhurst, then known as Metropolitan Airport.
Yeah, you rite. I had some bad information there. But I'm SURE that Bright Eyes was filmed there.
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Old Posted Jun 5, 2014, 11:29 AM
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Re "Bright Eyes"--there may have been scenes actually filmed at Grand Central, but the airplane interior was a mockup with process film seen through the windows.

Prior post:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...&postcount=914


From the sequence here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjlptIXGJIM
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Old Posted Jun 5, 2014, 12:55 PM
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Unidentified Los Angeles residence, circa 1890 by photographer Wm Fletcher.
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...4HN7DFK3F5.jpg
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Old Posted Jun 5, 2014, 1:48 PM
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Fox Carthay Circle Theater, in preparation for premier of Wee Willie Winkie.

1937
http://jpg2.lapl.org/theater2/00015269.jpg


Oct '36 "Make a Wish"
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Shirley Temple calls Johnny English, and brings cheer to the dying 14-year-old Chicago boy. (From LAPL)
http://37.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2...zrno1_1280.jpg


1939 - Little Princess premier.
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics18/00028674.jpg

Interior same premier. Wendy Barrie in foreground.
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00095/00095353.jpg



Does this bridge still exist?


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Shirley Temple, child film star, and Mayor Maurice J. Tobin, of Boston, are shown dedicating a new Los Angeles bridge just built on the 20th Century-Fox studio lot in Westwood in a ceremony witnessed by studio executives and employes [sic]. The bridge will cross Olympic boulevard when it is extended westward through the studio lot to West Los Angeles and the ocean
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00095/00095349.jpg

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Old Posted Jun 5, 2014, 2:01 PM
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1901 - Sweet Peas at "about" Sunset and Fairfax.
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics27/00033468.jpg


1914 - Robinson Estate, BH "Sweet Pea Canyon."
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics20/00019589.jpg

Undated and unidentified sweet pea fan, somewhere in Hollywood.
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics27/00033460.jpg


1923 - "Bonnie Mayle" amidst sweet peas.
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics24/00031977.jpg
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Old Posted Jun 5, 2014, 3:05 PM
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Interior same premier. Wendy Barrie in foreground.
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00095/00095353.jpg
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Wendy's intertwined with an impossibly young Richard Greene. Gregory Ratoff directly behind Shirley.
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Old Posted Jun 5, 2014, 3:08 PM
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Does this bridge still exist?[/B]



http://jpg1.lapl.org/00095/00095349.jpg[/QUOTE]

Its just to the right of the 'S' in the watermark on here, see the building on the far side matches



http://hollywoodhistoricphotos.ipowe...oducts_id/3094

Judging by the row of skinny buildings to the right of the large soundstages my rough guesstimate would be where the red circle is



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Old Posted Jun 5, 2014, 3:29 PM
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Actually looking at the vintage shot, to the right of the bridge is a sort of retaining embankment, could it be the one above, would put the bridge about where the railings are I reckon



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Found a shot in 1976 with it still there

http://www.thestudiotour.com/fox/aerial.php

You can make the picture much larger in the link
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El Miro theater. 1441 Third Street, Santa Monica. Mort.


http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...J114XD5M25.jpg
From cinematreasures.org:

"Opened in 1938, the only part of the old El Miro Theatre that is left is the facade. The theater was razed in the late 80’s and the newer Cineplex Broadway 4 Theatre is located on that site now."

This part of Third Street is now Third Street Promenade, so there's no Streetview image. This one was taken from Broadway.


GSV

Here are a couple more images I found on foursquare.com.


Júnior/foursquare.com


Stan S./foursquare.com
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Old Posted Jun 5, 2014, 5:58 PM
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Does this bridge still exist?

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00095/00095349.jpg
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Judging by the row of skinny buildings to the right of the large soundstages my rough guesstimate would be where the red circle is


Google Maps
Here's the bridge in 1953. At the time it was still the only bridge over Olympic in this area.


Historic Aerials

It looks like the bridge was still there in 1980, but the area to the north had been cleared. Just to the east is the much wider Avenue of the Stars.


Historic Aerials

This 2004 image (converted to grayscale to match the others) is pretty similar to what you'd see today.


Historic Aerials

The tower that now stands at southern end of the old bridge location (the base of which is visible at the top of Joe Gillis's aerial picture) is Fox Plaza, better known to fans of 'Die Hard' as Nakatomi Plaza.


wikipedia
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Old Posted Jun 5, 2014, 9:22 PM
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February 1944 - Broadway, Freedom Parade Everything is Fabulous!



http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single.../id/3945/rec/1

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Old Posted Jun 5, 2014, 9:59 PM
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...so which airport is this?


It took me quite awhile to locate the plane and the parachutist. lol -let me know if you can't find the parachutist..I'll circle him.

dated 1929/ebay

I didn't realize at first that the dark diagonal lines were rows and rows of automobiles.
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http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single.../id/4459/rec/1











Moreland Aircraft (Eventually taken over by Douglas/Northrop http://www.losangeles.af.mil/shared/...130424-048.pdf)









http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single.../id/4460/rec/2


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Old Posted Jun 5, 2014, 10:10 PM
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Grand Central Air Terminal is not Burbank Airport, although that's what it says on the Pasadena History Museum site. Burbank's airport was Lockheed Air Terminal. Grand Central was in Glendale, and it's the airport used in many films, including Casablanca.
2-14-30 Grand Central


http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...d/26092/rec/40


5-30-30 Burbank does its own celebrating http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...id/4456/rec/22


http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...id/4454/rec/26

4-'30



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Old Posted Jun 5, 2014, 11:14 PM
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Remnants of the California State Building
Beaudry, it was really interesting seeing your CSB photographs. Thanks for sharing them with us.
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today.


GSV

...and there's a Pretty Woman connection.
http://www.movie-locations.com/movie...l#.U5D7wnJdWSo

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Old Posted Jun 5, 2014, 11:39 PM
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...which led me to this news item from 6 days ago.



http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...530-story.html

-file this under Contemporary Noir.
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Old Posted Jun 6, 2014, 12:08 AM
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A rare cyanotype of Chinatown, 1890s.


ebay

-so far, one bid for $99.00.


detail/teapots in the window


The cyanotype process.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyanotype
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