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Old Posted Jun 4, 2015, 12:48 AM
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I like that photograph Hoss.


I just came across this on eBay.

Chinatown, Los Angeles 1895.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/China-Town-L...item20fcc926ae

This street doesn't look familiar at all.




detail: I thought this might be a clue; especially if it's a family name.


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Old Posted Jun 4, 2015, 1:02 AM
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Cross-dressing, circa 1934.

"Miss Francis Orlando, pictured in boy's clothing last night when she was arrested by sleuths investigating a street brawl.
The girl declared she had been masquerading as a boy for more than two years."


http://www.ebay.com/itm/1934-Los-Ang...item4196f66338




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Old Posted Jun 4, 2015, 1:38 AM
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"8x10 Photo c 1938 Los Angeles Beach Club."


http://www.ebay.com/itm/photo-c-1938...item43dd79bc2c

...so what building is in the background?

At first I thought the twin towers might belong to the Santa Monica Depot...but they don't match.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...&postcount=588





and that certainly doesn't explain the 'pyramid' on the right.

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postscript: Could the 'pyramid' be part of the roof to the Deauville Beach Club? (but that doesn't explain the two towers)


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"8x10 Photo c 1938 Los Angeles Beach Club."



postscript: Could the 'pyramid' be part of the roof to the Deauville Beach Club? (but that still doesn't explain the two towers)

The Deauville club did have a pyramid roof like that.
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Old Posted Jun 4, 2015, 2:35 AM
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601 Club, Fine Foods, c. 1953 (with the Hotel Madison in the distance)



http://www.ebay.com/itm/35mm-Dupe-Sl...item5675c3d61a

We've seen this building before (below, in 1961)

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Looking northwest on E 7th Street from S San Pedro Street in 1961. Just above the streetcar is the Hotel Madison, with the recently-discussed Lyndon hidden behind it. There's more about both hotels in e_r's post #14856.


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WigWag, I had heard the diner was somewhere near the Goldwyn Lot, but that's not saying much. Considering they did little to cover or camouflage other pickup shots, I suspect there really was a diner named Charley's.

Godzilla, pursuant to your comment above, I did a bit of surfing on the web and came up with this. Alas, no location mentioned.

http://www.trinidadco.com/forum/show...igil%29-b-1931

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Saroyan Stairs

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Thanks for posting this photo, MT! Where did you find it?

The stairs are still there, and GoogleMaps calls them the Saroyan Stairs: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lo...4bcb!4b1?hl=en

But the water was shut off at some point in the past: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=17614
Where did I find them? Hmmm...now you've got me thinking. I roam around these here interwebs fairly regularly...following my nose...as you do...

Man! Those steps went on forever! Someone was pretty ambitious to include a water feature all the way down.

...looking...thinking...searching...

I found were I got it. It was on VickieLester.com - she comes up with some great pics of ye olde Hollywoode personalities, but this one caught my eye:

http://vickielester.com/2013/01/19/w...ol-old-houses/
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WigWag, I had heard the diner was somewhere near the Goldwyn Lot, but that's not saying much. Considering they did little to cover or camouflage other pickup shots, I suspect there really was a diner named Charley's.

Godzilla, pursuant to your comment above, I did a bit of surfing on the web and came up with this. Alas, no location mentioned.

http://www.trinidadco.com/forum/show...igil%29-b-1931

Cheers,
Jack

Thanks for the effort. There are listings for Charley's Cafe and Club but so far, no diner. "STEAKS . . . There's a reason."

Maybe viewing the scene again would help https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Zw-II_vBMU The auto in the brief scene appears to have a CA plate, but maybe not. Still, the shot could have been taken anywhere, including places outside of LA, proper.

While looking for info on the Cahuenga Cave I discovered these two unrelated images.




Not for the lactose intolerant?
http://imageshack.us/a/img15/5254/k6uh.jpg





Stan's Drive-In at Wilshire and Hoover. Undated, but probably early-mid '50s.



http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...id/21415/rec/1





















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1931 - Drexel Ave meets S Fairfax Ave. Can't help but think about the planes that used to fly and land nearby.

Thanks Godzilla, it's nice to be reminded what it looked like before the massive Park La Brea development:

gsv


google maps


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Park la Brea still claims to be the largest apartment complex west of the Mississippi. 160 acres and 4,255 apartments. Planned in 1939 and finished in 1952. The Park La Brea townhouses were designed by Leonard Schultz & Son (New York) with associate architect Earl T. Heitschmidt in 1941. The Towers were designed by Leonard Schultz Associates with consulting architects Stanton + Kaufmann in 1948.

According to Wikipedia "The street layout was created in a masonic pattern as a reference to the masonic heritage of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company [the original developers]".

I'm not really up on Masonic imagery, so I can't confirm or deny that.

One last look back:
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Not for the lactose intolerant?
http://imageshack.us/a/img15/5254/k6uh.jpg
This 1915 CD image was originally posted by e_r in post #18220 and again in post #20803. Follow-ups by myself, Flyingwedge and Lorendoc can be found here, here and here.
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Stan's Drive-In at Wilshire and Hoover. Undated, but probably early-mid '50s.



http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...id/21415/rec/1
Thanks for this shot of Stan's, Godzilla. It looks like Stan's took over several existing drive-ins in the 1950s, including the old Carpenter's site at Sunset and Vine. This one used to be Simon's.

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A better view of Simon's Drive-In and the La Fayette Apartments.

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I couldn't help but notice the "25er" in Godzilla's photograph of the corner of Wilshire & Hoover. (red arrow, far right)


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We've seen it once before. (see below)

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I don't recognize the establishment. The '25er' cocktails....doesn't ring a bell.
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Old Posted Jun 4, 2015, 4:36 PM
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Park la Brea still claims to be the largest apartment complex west of the Mississippi. 160 acres and 4,255 apartments. Planned in 1939 and finished in 1952. The Park La Brea townhouses were designed by Leonard Schultz & Son (New York) with associate architect Earl T. Heitschmidt in 1941. The Towers were designed by Leonard Schultz Associates with consulting architects Stanton + Kaufmann in 1948.

t2, here's a look at one of the lobbies.


http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/kt6s20350p/




and today

http://www.apartmentguide.com/apartm...-La-Brea/6669/





And here's the living room in one of the apartments, circa early 1950s (?)


http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/kt2k403216/



cigarette holding chickens bric-a-brac.

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Old Posted Jun 4, 2015, 5:04 PM
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Perhaps someone can shed some light on Cahuenga's "Cave?" Somewhere near 3000-4000 North Cahuenga.

[B]
This is a fantastic discovering Godzilla!

I'm surprised no one's come across a matchbook or advertisement for this this unique place.
(and it's not that far from 'Monkey Island')
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I couldn't help but notice the "25er" in Godzilla's photograph of the corner of Wilshire & Hoover. (red arrow, far right)


usc



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We've seen it once before. (see below)
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I just found this one in another file of mine.
It's no doubt from the same group of slides since they all have that pinkish tint.


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I don't recognize the establishment. The '25er' cocktails....doesn't ring a bell.
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Actually, this isn't the same "25er"... it seems that the 25er bars must have been Stan's cocktail sideline. There was a Stan's at the NW corner of Wilshire and Western, which can be glimpsed in pictures below; ER's view, in which a bit of the Wilshire-Western drive-in's canopy can be seen, shows the 25er next to that Stan's, rather than the one at the SW corner of Wilshire & Hoover. In the back ground at far left is 3832 Wilshire (where southbound Manhattan Place ends at Wilshire)--see below and here: http://wilshireboulevardhouses.blogs...lease-see.html). Above the 25er in ER's shot is the domed roof of the Wilshire Arts building, and the billboards above.



LAPL
The 25er is not yet built--the drive-in may not yet be Stan's, but rather its predecessor, a Harry Carpenter's.



3832 Wilshire Blvd http://wilshireboulevardhouses.blogs...lease-see.html

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^^^Interesting, the 25er.

Reminds me of an old bar in Old Pasadena that still exists, called the 35er, which, from what my friend tells me, she refers to sometimes as the "Dirty Diver." She likes to go to that bar. I've never been to it myself, though I've driven and walked by it countless times.

This picture was posted in this thread before, but let's revisit:

Old Pasadena, 1954. You can see the 35er.

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The intersection in the upper center of the photo above -- a couple of hundred feet northeast of the Hollywood Fwy, is Sunset Blvd & Wilton Place.

The street level photo below from 1976 shows that intersection looking south. You can see one of the four-story Metromedia Square buildings in the background. KPOL was a "beautiful music" AM station at 1540 on the dial. It now has the call letters KMPC and is an all Korean language station. Many of you will remember KMPC as formerly being at 710 on the dial and owned by Gene Autry.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_dEwYZDt09y...+Blvd+1976.jpg
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LAPL
The 25er is not yet built--the drive-in may not yet be Stan's, but rather its predecessor, a Harry Carpenter's.
This was the only picture I found of Harry Carpenter's at Western and Wilshire when I looked about 18 months ago. I haven't looked since.

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USC Digital Library

Is Harry Carpenter's Drive-In open for business here? There's no tower on the roof and the parking lot looks very quiet. I wonder what "Mr. Los Angeles" sold (top left corner).


Detail of image above

Across the street, the Melody Lane Coffee Shop looks considerably busier.


Detail of image above
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(referring to Old Money's post...)

For a minute I was, like..."gas was near $7.00 back then?"...until reason prevailed.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY "HOLLYWOOD PANTAGES"



The theatre opened on June 4, 1930. The opening program, hosted by Master of Ceremonies Al Jolson, featured MGM’s The Floradora Girl, starring Marion Davies; an edition of Metronome News; a Walt Disney cartoon, Slim Martin, “the Maestro of Mirth and Melody,” conducting the Greater Pantages Orchestra; and a Fanchon and Marco stage piece, The Rose Garden Idea.



Tonight: June 4, 2015
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