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Old Posted Jan 22, 2013, 4:43 PM
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Mayor Shaw,

I like the irony of your user name , but suspect that your alter ego died before I was born.

By all accounts the real Mayor Shaw was from the Dark Side. Have there been any previous posts on this thread about him?

He should have been brought to book for his criminal taste in footwear (what the heck is he wearing)? LOL.

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Mayor Shaw looks like he knew how to celebrate any event. All images from LAPL.

1935 - Mayor Shaw helps celebrate FDR Brithday


1938 - Mayor Shaw and entourage prepare to meet FDR



Mayor Shaw receives badge bearing Los Angeles City Seal.
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Old Posted Jan 22, 2013, 5:09 PM
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Lafayette Park adjacent.

1931 - Occidental Boulevard. Looking south from Third Street.
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1931 - Occidental Blvd. Looking north from 5th Street, including Precious Blood Roman Catholic Church.
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Old Posted Jan 22, 2013, 7:24 PM
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I found a 'sister' sign to the Ambassador Dog & Cat Hospital sign on North Figueroa at Roselawn Place.


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sadly, it's blank on both sides.


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The sign is atop an animal hospital. (just like the Ambassador)


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Old Posted Jan 22, 2013, 7:34 PM
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I am using the above postcard and photograph as a preface to this extremely interesting photograph dated 1957. (found on an old cd of mine)


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/58217/rec/1

At first, I thought I was looking at this wrong.
Did the Hotel Westmoore actually build an addition in front of it's classic columned facade?

detail of the mystery addition

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/58217/rec/1

I am still looking for a photograph of the Hotel Westmoore with this addition.
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ER: I haven't seen any pics of an intact Westmoore with the building in front. From what I can tell, it appears that the owners built an income-producing commercial structure (or sold off the frontage to new owners who built one). In any case, the center bay may have become the Westmoore's new entrance, giving the hotel the new address of 1004 West 7th, with commercial space on either side. Judging by insurance maps and Times ads, the new bldg was built after 1921. Antiques auction galleries appear to have a first tenant of the new 1000 space, as early as Oct 1922; a few years later, things got more interesting when the Health Center moved into 1000. It featured a "Corrective Eating Cafeteria," a health food store, and lectures by none other than Dr. Philip Lovell, he of the famed Lovell Health House in Los Feliz and the Lovell Beach House down in Newport Beach.


Times Sept 6, 1925


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Old Posted Jan 22, 2013, 7:40 PM
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Thanks so much for the information GaylordWilshire! What an intriguing place.
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Old Posted Jan 22, 2013, 7:53 PM
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I found a 'sister' sign to the Ambassador Dog & Cat Hospital sign on North Figueroa at Roselawn Place.

gsv

sadly, it's blank on both sides.

The sign is atop an animal hospital. (just like the Ambassador)

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Its placement above a vet is a coincidence... but it seems that that's an old Western Auto sign. A cursory look reveals no picture of the un-blank sign, but Western Auto was at 5540 N Fig in 1956, for one date.
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Old Posted Jan 22, 2013, 8:04 PM
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I am surprised we haven't crossed paths with photographer Joseph Jasgur.


unknown model

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information from ebay.



....and now for the 'noirish' part.....the Lincoln Zephyr & crime photos.




I don't think I've ever seen a Joseph Jasgur crime photo. Time to do some research.
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Old Posted Jan 22, 2013, 8:12 PM
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Another Joseph Jasgur 'pin-up'.


unkown model

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I guess Mr. Jasgur's photograph is too much for imageshack. ? -go figure.
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Old Posted Jan 22, 2013, 8:16 PM
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Mayor Shaw

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Mayor Shaw looks like he knew how to celebrate any event. All images from LAPL.

1935 - Mayor Shaw helps celebrate FDR Brithday


1938 - Mayor Shaw and entourage prepare to meet FDR



Mayor Shaw receives badge bearing Los Angeles City Seal.
Great pictures, Godzilla -many thanks. I'll search the internet for more information about Mayor Shaw.

It has been fascinating meeting the characters introduced on this site -before reading the thread, I hadn't heard of Mayor Shaw, Hazel Glab, Brenda Allen or the guy who started photo booths (amongst others). I knew of Mickey Cohen, but didn't know that he had run a menswear shop -did he supply Mayor Shaw, I wonder?

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Old Posted Jan 22, 2013, 8:40 PM
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Roadside Vernacular Architecture

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While trying to find info on the Malamute, I somehow stumbled upon this ice cream stand, circa 1930's. I'm not sure it's been covered before. Sorry if it has been. It apparently existed in LA until 1979. Any ideas on the location?
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Unconfirmed: Valley Blvd., Rosemead?
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According to the website of South Gate High School's Class of 1956, with a link to information by Tillie Hattrup's grandchild, the owl was built on Valley Blvd in Rosemead in 1926 and moved soon after to a better location three blocks away. In 1928 the owl was trucked down to South Gate, where it stood at 8404 Long Beach Blvd for about 20 years. It was by this time called the Hoot Owl Cafe, serving more than ice cream. In 1949 the owl moved again, this time to 8711 Long Beach Blvd. It lasted there for 30 years.

http://www.southgatehigh.org/Hoothoot.htm


It appears that Roy and Tillie moved with their owl down to South Gate; they and their two sons were living at 8173 Beeachwood Ave in 1930; it seems that Roy flew the coupe before the next census; in 1940 Tillie was living with one son at 2808 Illinois Ave in this interesting court:
GW is, as always, correct (and then some).

Anyone who's at all interested in roadside vernacular architecture may want to turn to Jim Heimann's first book California Crazy (1980), in print for 20 years. Jim brought out a new edition in 2010 covering the entire United States, California Crazy and Beyond. Amazon has used copies for $1.99 (a new paperback is $12). The original edition had the Toed Inn (just covered on this thread) on the cover. The new edition sports the Dog Cafe. The books include lots of photos (of course) and addresses, but not, alas, the interesting homes of the owners. We need (and value) GW for that.



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IHere is one such example concerning the Hollywood Storage Building at 1025 N. Highland (unless it has disappeared too).

Hollywood Storage 1025 N Highland
1928
Missing image. (With editor's interpretation of Van Gogh's Starry Night.)
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I'll search the internet for more information about Mayor Shaw.
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Notes are amusing. "President Roosevelt delivers a speech, ignoring Los Angeles Mayor Frank Shaw, left. The president began his address without being introduced by the mayor, The Times said." (FDR was campaigning for a certain McAdoo of Berkeley Square. http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=7937


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Old Posted Jan 22, 2013, 9:43 PM
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1936 (September 17) - Cahuenga Blvd Advertising.



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Old Posted Jan 22, 2013, 9:44 PM
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When puritanism and prurient interest collide..

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GIRLS DENY CHARGE
A check-up revealed 362 men had been arrested in addition to the four women. The latter described themselves as: Ruth Williams, 21 years of age, of 1347 North Serrano street; Isabelle Clemons, 20, of 420 Fetterly street; Doloros Moreno, 19, transient, and Ruth Scott, 22, of 1215 West Tenth street. They pleaded not guilty before Municipal Judge Eagen to the charge of being dissolute persons. Bail was fixed at $150 each pending trial on the 19th inst.
Six of the men taken into custody were booked as promoters of the show. They gave their names as Glen B. Mates and George N. Hammond of Glendale; Harry Gaston of Long Beach, Otto Good of Ocean Park, and Lloyd Baxter and Ray J. Faeth of Los Angeles.
Pfft. The "girls'" full street addresses (and ages) are reported, but not the men's? Guess they wanted to make sure they were good and "ruined".

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A fave pic of you Mayor Shaw. Mayor and Mrs Shaw pack Christmas hampers for Los Angeles' poor, 1934.

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Mrs Shaw looks such a shrew, one almost feels sorry for the mayor. What is he doing to that dead bird?

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Old Posted Jan 22, 2013, 9:51 PM
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Interesting facts about the Hotel Westmoore.


http://www.usc.edu/libraries/subject...orichotels.pdf

It's hard to believe the Hotel Westmoore was already 30 years old in 1910!!

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I guess you are suspecting right, Ethereal.
If we look to the Fremont Hotel (1880's) and then to the Bradbury Building (1893), we notice that the simplification of lines increases every ten years (to the 1970's I guess). The Westmore looks simpler than the Bradbury. So I'd say it was built in the 1900's.
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Old Posted Jan 22, 2013, 10:14 PM
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originally posted by GaylordWilshire







If you look closely, you can make out the addition in front of the Hotel Westmoore. (circled in gray)


http://www.lapl.org/

This photograph is dated 1955...two years before it's demise.
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below: Gone (date unknown)


http://www.lapl.org/
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I've looked in vain for a street view. There must be one somewhere especially since the addition was built back in the 1920s.
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My thoughts as well, Alvaro. Is it just me, or do I detect a whiff of Prairie School in those windows? They look astonishingly similar to the Melrose on Grand. It may be quibbling, but I don't think the Westmoore was built any earlier than 1890:

My patented Palm Tree Dating Device puts both those trees at around 15 years old.

Besides....who would even think of building a hotel at 7th and Francisco in 1880? That was way out in the sticks then. LA only had 11,000 people in 1880.


Here's a link to the first 30 pages of Historic Hotels Of Los Angeles and Hollywood. All your Downtown favorites are here....unfortunately the preview ends a couple pages into the chapter on Bunker Hill.


http://books.google.com/books?id=ElS...page&q&f=false



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I guess you are suspecting right, Ethereal.
If we look to the Fremont Hotel (1880's) and then to the Bradbury Building (1893), we notice that the simplification of lines increases every ten years (to the 1970's I guess). The Westmore looks simpler than the Bradbury. So I'd say it was built in the 1900's.
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The multistory The Players Supper Club on Sunset Boulevard.


http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...&postcount=926





The Players building today.


gsv





below: looking a bit forlorn. The Chateau Marmont is visible on the right.


gsv




below: view from Roxbury Drive.


gsv


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I thought this 'modern' Egyptian Theater was a different theater than Grauman's original Egyptian until I spotted the 'Pig N' Whistle' building
on the right. (the slide is dated 1966)


slide/ebay







The Egyptian Theater with it's modernized entrance is at the extreme left in this view of Hollywood Blvd. (also from 1966)


slide/ebay



The Egyptian Theater in 1942. The original design has already been altered.


http://www.lapl.org/






The theater has been restored to it's original design by American Cinematheque.


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below: This photograph is so noirish I had to post it again. The 'Pig N' Whistle' Cafe sign is visible among others.

originally posted by BifRayRock

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=11728

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By sheer coincidence 'How to Steal a Million' (1966) is playing on TCM tonight at 8:00 eastern time. How is that for serendipity?


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