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Old Posted Jan 16, 2019, 8:08 PM
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Is this another '80s TV reboot?



Sorry, odinthor, I know it's the wrong island, but the mustache, the shirt, the glasses - all you're missing is the Ferrari .
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Old Posted Jan 16, 2019, 10:52 PM
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odinthor looks tall in that photo.

If I were a betting man I'd say he's around 6' 3.5"

am I close?

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Old Posted Jan 17, 2019, 12:34 AM
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blush Thanks, Hoss!

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odinthor looks tall in that photo.

If I were a betting man I'd say he's around 6' 3.5"

am I close?
Golly, e_r--you must have a crystal ball!
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2019, 1:16 AM
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odinthor looks tall in that photo.

If I were a betting man I'd say he's around 6' 3.5"

am I close?
...or what I call a GIANT!

I'm one of the wee people.
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2019, 2:39 AM
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I'm one of the wee people too BillinGlendale.


A little over 5' 6"

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Old Posted Jan 17, 2019, 3:49 AM
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A few minutes ago I happened upon this photograph on Ebay.

I was surprised by how clearly you can see the 3rd Street Tunnel. (it is the 3rd Street Tunnel, right?)


Ebay






Let's take a closer look.


DETAIL





There's our old friend, the Edison Building.


DETAIL



sorry if this image is a repeat
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2019, 4:10 AM
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1308 S. Hill Street

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Imagine my surprise when I came across a second Portsmouth Hotel on the same street! (Hill Street)

the second one at 1308 S. Hill Street.

gsv



rather noirish looking wouldn't you say.

gsv


the cross street is Pico Blvd.


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According to the April 2018 Google Street View, the Portsmouth Hotel doesn't seem to have changed much since you
showed it to us in June 2013, e_r.


This GSV is from June 2017, looking east on Pico from just west of Hill. The Portsmouth Hotel is on the southeast corner
of Pico and Hill:



GSV


This is appoximately the same view in December 1937, when the Portsmouth Hotel was the Hotel Latour:



Islandora/UCLA/LA Daily News Negatives


Here is a slightly closer look at the hotel:





The buildng permit for the hotel is dated August 9, 1913, and it opened on February 3, 1914, as the Hotel Corola:



February 6, 1914, Los Angeles Herald @ CDNC

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I wonder if Pamela Greyson is still stealing other people's copyrighted photos and sharing them without permission.
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I'm several pages behind as usual

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Yes Tikiman, clothes lines with pulleys (usually between two tenements) have been seen in numerous old movies.
In fact, I'm trying to find an example as we speak. (so far nothing)
The W. C. Fields film It's A Gift features a pulley-driven clothesline across an alley as part of the plot. Fields has been driven outside near dawn to get some sleep by his termagant wife, and he keeps getting awakened by annoying sounds. One of these sounds is the squeaking of a pulley as a woman from across the alley is putting fresh laundry out on the line. It is the most annoying squeak ever devised by man.
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Half naked girls on blocks of ice, speeding down the street.
What could go wrong? Gotta love the Jazz Age.
I was born about a generation and a half too late.
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2019, 7:28 AM
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Thanks for the clarification regarding Model A years. I wasn't sure and didn't have time to check when I posted.
The Ford Model A years are baffling, because they had so many different body styles in that classification. I'm still trying to figure out the precise description of the Model A Kookie drove around on 77 Sunset Strip in seasons 2 and 3.
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In 1908, in Pitesti, Romania , Harlamb Gerogescu was born. He was one of the most important architects in the interwar Romania after his plans were built cinemas, factories, apartment and office buildings and shopping centers, all in the art deco or modernist style. In 1947 he runs from soviet occupied Romania to the United States where he changes his name to Harlan Georgesco. After 3 years as a professor at the Nebraska University he moves to L.A. and starts an architecture firm in partnership with James Larson.

In 1959 he starts his own architecture company. Some of his projects in and around LA:

-Apartment building at 691 Levering Avenue, Westwood, Los Angeles, California.
-Apartment building on Dorothy Avenue in West Los Angeles, California.
-Pasinetti Residence, 1421 Summitridge Drive, Beverly Hills, California.
-Georgesco Residence, 420 S. Westgate Avenue, Brentwood, California.
-Residence on Crescent Avenue, Beverly Hills, California.
-Residence on Kearsarge Street, Brentwood, California.
-California Home for the Aged in Reseda, California
-Several residences, restaurants and other projects in and around Palm Springs, California


In the 60s he did the redesign plan for the famous Chi Chi Club in Palm Springs , CA, the club hosted many celebrities like : Jerry Lewis, Sophie Tucker, Louis Armstrong, Edgar Bergen, Nat King Cole, Dorothy Dandridge and Bill Alexander.





Photo courtesy of Palm Springs Historical Society



Jerry Lewis and Chi Chi owner Irwin Schuman inside the club.



"Pasinetti Residence" 1421 Summitridge Drive, Beverly Hills CA. Vintage 1958 Photo's by Robert C. Cleveland
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I thought it would help if the picture was the right way around. The Stanley was at 210 S Flower, so I'd guess this was by the Harbor Freeway (possibly under construction) near 4th. The red tanker looks familiar, so we may have seen this before.

Here's part of a 1953 LIFE Magazine photo posted by gsjansen in post #3670. From the image above, I've marked the light-colored Stanley Apartments and the brick Winton Apartments immediately below. I've also marked what could be the palm tree from the far left of the image above. The palm tree would be near 3rd, so I'll stick with my original location guess. Despite the tanker looking familiar, I haven't found the color photo anywhere else.


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I'm one of the wee people too BillinGlendale.


A little over 5' 6"
So you're about 2" taller than I am.
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I'm one of the wee people too BillinGlendale.

A little over 5' 6"

I am the reverse of this.
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You're 6" 5" Martin !

Bill and I would look quite short next to you.

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ocean-liners

A quick trip down to Long Beach for Feb. 11, 1982 The Spruce Goose arrives at Long Beach. The huge Hughes plane [1947]was about to squeeze into the Dome .

I'm sure most of you know that's the old Queen Mary [1936] at the right. Notice that her aft decks are crowded with onlookers. She's still there but the Goose is long gone.

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Here's an amazing snapshot of Los Angeles Street decorated for the 1932 Olympics.

Found on Ebay $69.99



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I can't resist a closer look.



WOW!


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I thought it would help if the picture was the right way around. The Stanley was at 210 S Flower, so I'd guess this was by the Harbor Freeway (possibly under construction) near 4th. The red tanker looks familiar, so we may have seen this before.

Yeah that's one of mine. Looks like she pulled the pic from the eBay listing where it was reversed. I do believe we discussed it at the time but I'm not finding it now. I seem to remember someone wondered what was printed on the side of the shed, which is


...Anthony C. Meehleis Reinforcing Steel

It's a pretty neat shot. I think Hoss is spot-on with his estimation of the location.

I wish I knew more about color correction to get it looking really top-notch. Here's the Berke at Second and SBHA, across from the (back of the) JP Miller house at 201.



As long as we're on the subject of storms, here's something I just screengrabbed off the LA Times, 16 Feb 1937:



Unusual view of the stairs adjacent the B'way tunnel.
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You're 6" 5" Martin !

Bill and I would look quite short next to you.


Coincidentally I was looking at this film last night- Circus performers arriving by airplane (possible at the recently discussed mid-town airfield?).
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