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This guy..one more time.


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The young man pointing at the sign wears a ribbon on his jacket that says A.A.R.L. That stand for American Amateur Relay League, a national ham radio organization that goes back to the Teens. In those early days, hams relayed messages from one amateur station across the country to another until the final stop on the chain delivered the message to the recipient.

On his lapel is a badge I can't quite make out, but the first letter might be a W. This might identify the guy's own Federal ham call sign. The FCC divided the country into ten or so sections--California and the West Coast was W6 and then three individual letters, so his badge might read W6XYZ.
Thanks so much for this information Jungmann. I struggled trying to read the young man's various ribbons and badges.

Here are a few interesting QSL radio cards from the Los Angeles area. [beginning in W6]

622 N. Bunker Hill Ave.

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1929 !





2951 Finch St.

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Black-Foxe Military Institute

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Old Posted Mar 9, 2019, 12:26 AM
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Take a gander at this place.

"Samson Auto Salvage VW Bus Cadillac Coupe Los Angeles CA 1977."


EBAY

An old wooden structure..




now covered in stucco.

GSV

8103 S. Alameda.


I wonder if you can tell the building is wood when you're inside.

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I wonder if you can tell the building is wood when you're inside.
I wood.
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Psssst ER

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=42862

No one seems to have come up with any additional info; all I could find in the LAT were classifieds for the wrecking yard. But UPickParts has a website with more pictures: https://upickpartsla.com/
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Old Posted Mar 9, 2019, 9:09 PM
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Psssst ER
Yeah, yeah...my memory sucks.



In fact, my memory is so bad I had forgotten all about the radio tower on top of the old Los Angeles Times building. [c1924]


periodpaper KHJ


The complete newspaper page HERE

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Well, Citizen Kane it ain't, but the first few minutes of The Swinger, or at least minutes 4:00-6:00 which you can see here, are worth a look:






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Old Posted Mar 9, 2019, 10:11 PM
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I have a question pertaining to this amateur radio card for Bob Twomey..690 Westchester Place. [W60ZB]



reverse


I am confused by this ..it says "Printed by W6KX - Hollywood"


Eventually I found W6KX listed in an old amateur radio directory. [below]


link coming (as soon as I find it again)


As you can see, it lists two different addresses.

1123 N. Bronson Ave. Keith LaBarr

2542 Ocean View Ave. (stn.) Station, right?


I always thought a radio enthusiast utilized a backyard 'ham shack' with a rickety antenna overhead. Now it all seems much more complicated.


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I'll start the new week with a 'mystery' location.

When I saw this as a thumbnail.. I thought it was the exterior of the, recently discussed, Chaplin Studios.


found in one of my older files. (I hope I haven't posted it before)

As you can see, it's labeled "Shops in a residential section of Los Angeles."

clue: on the Premier Candies sign..it says Shop #4.

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Four color slides, all dated 1955, sold separately on ebay (a few yrs. back.



Sunset Blvd. -note 'The Players' nightclub.



When I lived in L.A. The Players was Wolfgang Puck's.







Sunset Plaza



This is my favorite area along Sunset. My friends and I would eat at a small Dim Sum restaurant up ahead on the right (south) side of the street.
I've often wondered what the name of that place was..(1980s) It was the last storefront in Sunset Plaza (east end of plaza / south side of the st)






Grauman's Chinese, Hollywood Blvd.



AS you can see...Untamed is playing.








Wilshire Boulevard / Prudential Building



THE END

(I couldn't think of anything clever to say about Wilshire Blvd.) ....except, there isn't much pedestrian traffic.

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Even though the HATCHIMONJI family hasn't stirred up much interest on NLA., I'll go ahead and post the following photographs of their seed shop in El Monte.

I am hoping someone will me out with the street address.

This is a very impressive little shop...
densho

....especially with the two legged dog out front.






Despite his handicap...he dutifully performs his LEVITATING BALL trick

TA DAH!







Here is Mr. Hatchimonji, proudly standing, in front of his store. (this is Ike's father)


http://ddr.densho.org/ddr-densho-242-24/

He lost the store when the family was interned at Heart Mountain.

As a reminder; the Hatchimonji family posed in front of the El Monte seed store the day they left for internment. [May 2, 1942] Go HERE to see the photo again.



Ike Hatchimonji obituary

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head of delivery department at Bullocks Wilshire department store, Wilshire Blvd, Los

The grandson of the guy who ran Bullock's Wilshire's delivery department from the day it opened until 1959 just sent me this photo of his grandfather, Homer McCormick. (Homer is the shorter guy on the left.) Grant said this photo is dated 1929 and as the store opened in September 1929, I assume it's some sort of ceremonial "handing over of the keys" photo. Behind them are two brand new Studebakers. My friend at the Petersen said it was fairly normal to have the delivery drivers sit in an open-air cabin. Which is fine in mostly-sunny California but I pity the poor drivers on the odd occasion when it pours.



I also recently came across this Bullocks gift coins, which I'm guessing they had before there were gift certificates. I also assume that the hole was punched when the coin was redeemed. Does anybody know more about that?





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[Snippety-snip]

Sunset Plaza



This is my favorite area along Sunset.
If that VW had red seats it would be a dead ringer for my beloved 1954. Kept it for seven years, put 210,000 miles on it.

Cheers,

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Hi, E_R, these slides are great! I can feel the spring heating up in them.

On the billboard below the Chateau Marmont in this one, it mentions the Tabletoppers appearing at the Players restaurant! Anyone have information about them?

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slides, all dated 1955

Sunset Blvd. -note 'The Players' nightclub.



When I lived in L.A. The Players was Wolfgang Puck's.
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E_R, I hesitate to say so because you've mentioned having memory issues recently (aren't we all?), but Spago's opened in West Hollywood in 1982 at 1114 Horn Ave. where Horn, Holloway and Sunset Blvd. all meet. (Approximately 8789 Sunset Blvd.)

Vist West Hollywood



It was known as the Kavkaz restaurant at one point and in the 1940's-1950's it was Cafe Gala. It was built as a house. Spago's was open until his lease expired there in March, 2001. It's been pretty much vacant since.

A 2018 film titled Billionaire Boys Club possibly filmed scenes in 2015-16 outside of the place, showing Tower Records and Spago's circa 1983. Since the building has been unused since Spago's closed they may have filmed the interiors in there as well. I don't know for a fact they filmed around there at all, but at least some of it looks like they could have.

I don't think the film had much of a release, if at all, because Kevin Spacey is in it. The film stars Taron Egerton, soon to be Elton John in a film biopic, and Ansel Elgort, soon to be Tony in Spielberg's West Side Story remake. There's even cameo performances by Judd Nelson as Ansel's father and Cary Elwes playing Andy Warhol in a scene set in Spago's.


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Sunset Plaza



This is my favorite area along Sunset. My friends and I would eat at a small Dim Sum restaurant up ahead on the right (south) side of the street.
I've often wondered what the name of that place was..(1980s) It was the last storefront in Sunset Plaza (east end of plaza / south side of the st)
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I'm pretty sure the place you're referring to was called Chin Chin's. It opened in 1983. I should say it IS called Chin Chin's, bcause it is still there!

Sunset Plaza


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Grauman's Chinese, Hollywood Blvd.



AS you can see...Untamed is playing.
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We can narrow down when this photo was taken. Untamed played the Chinese Theatre for three weeks, from Friday, March 11, 1955 - Thursday, March 31, 1955. Along with the feature it played a short titled "This Supersonic Age" directed by Paul Wyand and David Samuelson / A British Movietonene Production in CinemaScope and EastmanColour and the animated short "Pup on a Picnic" starring Tom and Jerry / Directed by Joseph Barbera and William Hanna / A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Cartoon in Technicolor.

Nice to see part of the Hollywood Hotel in the background, it would be demolished in 1956. Also I recognize the light blue "Toff's" sign, the coffee shop that was there on the corner of the Chinese Theatre's parking lot.
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I'll start the new week with a 'mystery' location.

When I saw this as a thumbnail.. I thought it was the exterior of the, recently discussed, Chaplin Studios.


found in one of my older files. (I hope I haven't posted it before)
Sorry e_r, we were here last August.

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Here are two very intersting magic lantern slides that have just been listed Ebay


Ebay
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Larchmont Village...east side of Larchmont Blvd just north of 1st St. Completed early 1923 and demolished ca 1972. The space occupied by the Wilshire Studios was first occupied by the Birch O'Neal Co, the developer that built the stores at 108-114 N Larchmont...


LAT July 29, 1923
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Here's a clearer image from "Larchmont" by Patricia Lombard.


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Even though the HATCHIMONJI family hasn't stirred up much interest on NLA., I'll go ahead and post the following photographs of their seed shop in El Monte.

I am hoping someone will me out with the street address.

402 East Valley Blvd, San Gabriel according to the picture description at this link -

http://www.semapeastofeast.com/items/show/34

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Thanks Noir Noir.

I see the building is no longer there.

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Just as I was about to sign off for the night.. I happened upon some early photographs of Los Angeles. (they are being sold as a group)

The group consists of one stereoview and three panos. (I believe we have seen the stereoview) but I don't remember the panos.



EBAY






The next two panos show the old high school on Fort Moore Hill.

#1

EBAY

hmmm..why the permanent 'ladder' on the roof of the building in the center foreground? (At least I think it's permanent) Maybe it isn't.






#2

EBAY

Remarkable!










I believe the last pano shows the Veteran's Home in Sawtelle.


EBAY

Did you notice the man?





There are bookseller's labels on two of the backs.


EBAY


John R. Meister Books, Stationery and News Dealer

Fine Confectionery 48 N. Spring St. Los Angeles, Cal.

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I'm pretty sure the place you're referring to was called Chin Chin's. It opened in 1983. I should say it IS called Chin Chin's, bcause it is still there!

Sunset Plaza
I didn't realize it was still there! Thanks M P.

I wonder what was located in the Chin Chin spot in the 1930s and 40s.

The next building east, past the driveway, is the old Cafe Trocadero, right?


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I didn't realize it was still there! Thanks M P.

I wonder what was located in the Chin Chin spot in the 1930s and 40s.

The next building east, past the driveway, is the old Cafe Trocadero, right?
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Yes, you are right. It's harder to know what was in the Chin Chin spot at that time. Most all the Trocadero photos are taken at an angle facing east.
And the Trocadero also had several different looks.

Views: 1944 & 2014.


Playground to the Stars

Remember NLA contributor gsjansen?

I found this on his Flickr site. Caption is: "The Trocadero Cafe SE corner of Sunset Boulevard and Sunset Plaza Drive 1934, 1939, and now."
If "now" is the date when he put this on Flickr the year is 2010.

gsjansen/Flickr

Notice in the 2010 photo "The Sunset" building is there as it is in the 2014 "now" photos at the top of the post. But look how much it's changed from 2010 - 2014.

Also, in the 2010 photo, look at the building west of "The Sunset" building. That happens to be this building I posted a couple weeks ago.


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Academy Awards in Hollywood today! Here's a photo listed as taken on Sunset Blvd.

Larry Jandro/Flickr

The 46th Academy Awards were held Tuesday (Tuesday?) April 2, 1974, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion,
a drawing of which you can see behind the Oscar on the billboard. The Sting won Best Picture that year.

Cine Mobile sign on small building.

Notice the billboard says 7:00 p.m. I remember when I grew up in New York State the Oscars would
sometimes start at 10:00 p.m.!
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I was trying to find out where on Sunset Blvd. the above photo was taken.
Hollywood Photographs has this photo of Cine Mobile from 1973, saying the
location was at Sunset Blvd. and Sunset Plaza Drive.



The two tower buildings in the distant background of the color photo must be the two towers in Century City.
This area on the south side of Sunset Blvd. has been very much altered since the photo was taken, unlike the
north side where Sunset Plaza Drive connects to Sunset, which is mostly the same. I wonder what the original
intent of the Cine Mobile building was when it was built. It doesn't seem like it'd been built for this company.
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"Very much altered" indeed:


gsv; around 8600 Sunset; Sunset Plaza Drive going off to the right.

But the billboard rights were maintained...
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So E_R, the closest we can find so far to answer your question (what was located in the Chin Chin spot in the 1930s and 40s) is the 1973 photo of that location.

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