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Old Posted Mar 11, 2011, 12:30 AM
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One of my favorite pics of my Great Uncle Bert on the left and his good friend and brother in law Joe Musso on the right. Man in the middle is unkown. Classic!

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Old Posted Mar 11, 2011, 3:17 AM
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Those are all great photos, Ninja55.

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Currie's Ice Cream, circa 1946. Located at 457 W. Santa Barbara Avenue (now Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard), corner of Figueroa. It was on the first floor of the Coliseum Hotel.

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View of the same intersection, except looking south on Figueroa towards Santa Barbara Avenue, with the Coliseum Hotel to the left. Undated photo. Notice the brick gutter.

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Old Posted Mar 11, 2011, 10:55 AM
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Currie's Ice Cream


http://redcarproperty.blogspot.com/2...shop-1942.html
Photo: Bruce Wojcik, 1942. location is now the Corner of Riverside and Fletcher Drive



http://www.flickr.com/photos/dyingindowney/2373157778/
1950's Location in Downey,CA with trademark giant cone signage

My Question is: I remember going often to a Currie's with the giant cone signage
somewhere in the vicinity of LaBrea and San Vicente in the mid 50's,
but have never been able to find a picture or address of it. Anyone?

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Curries Kid

(A personal photo I decided I'd rather not make public.)

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An Abbreviated History of L.A. Ice Cream

I noticed in sopas's post below (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=3182) that Currie's replaced Chapman's as ice-cream purveyor in the Coliseum Hotel. Chapman's seeming to be the older company based on available pictures, I wondered if Currie's absorbed Chapman's at some point, but I couldn't find any info about it online.


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Chapman's on Lake Avenue, Pasadena, 1920s


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Ahren's Kitchen and a Chapman's at Larchmont and Beverly, mid-'30s. (Note what appear to be downtown-style street
signs on the lampposts.)



And some Currie's around the county:

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NE corner of Sunset and Highland; new lamps, more wires by the late '30s



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1521 W. Whittier Blvd., Montebello

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2401 E. Brooklyn Ave., Boyle Heights

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2220 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank


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Was this woman a chain, or did she move around?
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"The Freezer"... another chain? Two different addresses.... The name of the ice cream seems
to be "SP-something." Any ideas?
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3641 what?
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Old Posted Mar 11, 2011, 10:36 PM
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The Freezer was on 3641 west Pico Blvd.

The apartments in the background of the freezer picture are on fourth ave just north of Pico and can be identified in Google street view
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=3641+W...EvtwBQX06qN3MQ

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The menu from the upstairs "Adam and Eve" bar at the Paris Inn.
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My Great Uncle Bert Rovere and his favorite nephew Larry Rovere (my dad!)
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Dad started out as a bartender at the Paris Inn to eventual General Manager at Lucca's.
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The upstairs "Adam and Eve" bar at the Paris Inn
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From 1950 when the Paris Inn moved to N. Broadway. The city used eminent domain to move them to build the police dept and jail.
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Bert Rovere and his crew at the Paris Inn. They staged mini-operas for the crowd. All the waiters were classically trained opera singers.
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Advertisement when Bert re-modeled and reopened at the 210 E. Market location
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Uncle Bert had a great voice. Years before he sang with the San Carlo Opera company.
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Can you imagine.....Dinner and a floor show for $1.50 ???
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Ran across this postcard...

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and thought the scene looked familiar:

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This is a shot sopas posted a while back of the Malibu beach house of the scion of an old
old Pasadena family, the late Mr. Monty Beragon. In a notorious noir-era crime, following
what was reportedly a romantic quarrel between the two, Beragon was shot to death by his
stepdaughter, Veda Pierce, a murder to which the girl's mother, Mrs. Beragon, initially
confessed. Prior to her marriage to Mr. Beragon, Mrs. Beragon founded the popular Southland
chain of Mildred's restaurants. After serving a five-year sentence at Tehachapi, Miss Pierce
attempted unsuccessfully to revive her career as a cabaret singer under the auspices of real
estate operator Wally Fay. Fay is said to have introduced her to reputed madame Brenda Allen,
through whom she became the protegee of Mickey Cohen, who eventually tired of her constant
demands for furs and Cadillacs. On August 6, 1960, her body, gagged and with hands tied behind
its back, was found at the base of the second "O" of the HOLLYWOOD sign. A love letter from
Theodore Forrester of Pasadena, to whom Miss Pierce was once briefly married, was found in
her clutch.

PS Fantastic pictures, Ninja

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