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I just found this a few minutes ago.

'mystery' location #2

be sure to scroll right-----> to see the building at the edge of the photo.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Los-Angeles-...item487eae1ff3

I believe the sign in front of the building at far right says 'Citizen', but what are the 'markings' at the top of the building? (it looks like runes)
The seller dates this as 1954.
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Federal Cold Storage--we've seen it here before, or maybe, if there were any, one of its other locations with signature architectural detail.... at the SE corner of Vernon and Downey:







Both GSV


Edit-- priors on Federal Cold Storage (apparently the "S" is for "Standard"):
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=19861

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Gee Willikers....you're batting a 1000 tonight GW!

How did you ever figure out the color slide was the NE corner of Vernon and Compton??
and now this black and white discovery of Vernon and Downey. Your sleuthing is beyond reproach.
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But I still want to believe those are rune markings at the top of the cold storage building.






*I can't believe I just said "Gee Willikers" I'm turning into my grandfather.

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It had the look of South LA--I saw what looked like the end of the tracks in the other Federal Cold Storage pic... So followed the old LARy V line west from there...and before long, there was Compton and the house etc.
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Does anyone recognize this building?

"Pasadena, circa 1920s."

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PASADENA-CAL...item5d58b75478

It appears to take up a whole block. -and what's that thing with the three globes in the middle of the street?

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Hmmm, I can't imagine where that could be in Pasadena. I've never seen that image before, and I am unfamiliar with that 3-globe thing in the middle of the street...



This looks like a cool book to have:
Author James Ellroy Explores The Seedy Crimes Of 1953 In Photos

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Gee Willikers....you're batting a 1000 tonight GW!

How did you ever figure out the color slide was the NE corner of Vernon and Compton??
and now this black and white discovery of Vernon and Downey. Your sleuthing is beyond reproach.
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But I still want to believe those are rune markings at the top of the cold storage building.






*I can't believe I just said "Gee Willikers" I'm turning into my grandfather.
Gentlemen, I believe the markings at the very to on the ends of the building are ice tongs for moving large blocks of ice.

Cheers,
Jack
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This looks like a cool book to have:
Author James Ellroy Explores The Seedy Crimes Of 1953 In Photos

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Beaudry made me buy it. I'll have it Saturday.


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Gentlemen, I believe the markings at the very to on the ends of the building are ice tongs for moving large blocks of ice.

Cheers,
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According to the Old L.A. Restaurants website, that Tourmaline linked, in 1950 the Villa Capri opened at 1735 N. McCadden Place in Hollywood. (It was next door to Don the Beachcomber's restaurant at #1727, which had previously been located on the opposite side of the street.) In 1957, Villa Capri relocated to a larger, plusher building a few blocks away at 6735 Yucca Street, one block north of Hollywood Boulevard.

I could not find any photographs of the Villa Capri on McCadden Place. I did find this one of the
6735 Yucca Street address. It was taken in 1971.


photos all from Bruce Torrence/Hollywood Photographs

It turns out this location was not a "few blocks away" as described above.
McCadden Place is the first street to the left when you pass Highland Ave.
going east on Hollywood Blvd. It only runs about a block long and then hits
Yucca Street in a "T" as you can see in the photo, so the original Villa Capri
was only a half a block or so from there.

Here's an interior of it from 1960.


None of the two Don the Beachcomber's or Villa Capri's survive. They've all been demolished.
In fact, I wonder what is on that street nowadays?

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The quoted text is somewhat historically imperfect given that in its original form, James Dean could not have visited the Yucca location in 1957 (unless the author is referring to the spirit world).
I did find the following two photos of James Dean at the Villa Capri on McCadden Place.
They are dated 1955.



The female he is with is actress Ursula Andress. The others are not identified




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But the text includes something about which I have long wondered. By whom, where and when was Pizza commercially introduced in LA? Did Patsy have it on the '39 menu? Pizza shops clearly proliferated in the '50s, but was Patsy really first, pre WW2?
I haven't researched anything, but I've wondered about that on occasion as well, especially watching films from the 30's and 40's. Let us know anything you find out again about this subject!
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Beaudry made me buy it. I'll have it Saturday.
Guilty as charged! I admit I do my share of talking it up, but I'm unreasonably fond of it, having worked on the thing.

LAPD '53 has all sorts of shots of interest to the Noirisher. E.g., an interior shot (note the just-visible Buckley Mac-Gurrin murals) of the old Hall of Records, where the Board of Supervisors met, and where an irate homeowner punched a supervisor who then expired:



3610 S Flower (being moved for freeway construction):



2700 West Temple (a story told in LAPD '53 in Ellroy's inimitable style, also to be found here as recounted by the equally impressive Larry Harnisch):


(Interestingly, this ↑ was replaced by the 1966 LAPD Rampart Division Station.)

Groundbreaking on the Health Center & Police Administration Building:



The fabled Hildreth carriage house:



The DeVorss story is typically Los Angeles! Whose site would have you believe their patriarch "died suddenly in a dreadful accident"; Ellroy will tell you the actual sordid tale. 516 West 9th:




Straw hat, white gloves, a .38 revolver, and 211 P.C., at what's now 3540 MLK:



Here's the Admiral, some neighbors, and a fastback:



Looking at the Fifth St marquee of the Biltmore:



...and on and on it goes. A nice write-up in LA Magazine the other day gives the skinny on the ideas behind it, the production process, etc.
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Guilty as charged! I admit I do my share of talking it up, but I'm unreasonably fond of it, having worked on the thing.

I got my 'has shipped' notice yesterday. Looks like a Friday landing followed by a holiday week end. Perfect timing. Now if Ellroy's words don't ruin it.
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Gentlemen, I believe the markings at the very to on the ends of the building are ice tongs for moving large blocks of ice.

Cheers,
Jack

You're right, WW--of course, from the building's beginnings as Standard Ice. You really get the idea in the modern street view with the "crimp" in the image at left:


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