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Shockproof

I saw this You Tube clip a year or two back and wondered at the time the significance of the film and why the guy was driving around Bunker Hill in the car. Does he actually feature in Shockproof? Does anyone know what car he is driving? Later on in the clip there is a shot of him driving out of town with a good view of the Richfield building behind him.

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DU: The scene above is not from Duck Soup but rather from a great video of process shots from the '40s. We've seen it here before, but the link bears repeating: http://archive.org/details/ADriveThr...ngelesCa.1940s


I think part of it might have been used in Shockproof...
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Old Posted Mar 8, 2013, 1:34 PM
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Banking Hall

Thx for the post -great example of late 1950s architecture. Does anyone know whether this banking hall survived in any shape or form or has the building since been refitted or demolished?
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California Bank building, 1960

12 August 1960. California Bank Building. Sixth and Spring Streets. Safety Deposit Vault area.

USC digital archive/Los Angeles Examiner Collection, 1920-1961



California Bank building, 1960 (2)

12 August 1960. California Bank Building. Sixth and Spring Streets. Interior of first floor banking area".

USC digital archive/Los Angeles Examiner Collection, 1920-1961




California Bank building, 1960 (3)

12 August 1960. California Bank Building. Sixth and Spring Streets. Interior of first floor banking area, panorama".

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Old Posted Mar 8, 2013, 2:10 PM
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Epitome of Noir

Excellent post, Tovangar2. Thx. This building and its history have all the essential ingredients of noir.
Classically inspired? LOL. The frieze of Mercury is truly (and endearingly) dreadful. Cleaning them up? An interesting concept...I'm sure the pun was intended.
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That's the Hollywood Western Building, 5500 Hollywood Blvd, LA Cultural Historic Landmark #336. Can't let that one go by without a nod, and it's a good excuse to post some of my backlog of pix.

Designed by S Charles Lee. Financed by Louis B Mayer and Irving Thalberg:

http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/kt6p3022jd/

Grand Opening 8 December 1928:

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Old Posted Mar 8, 2013, 2:16 PM
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I think you may be looking at some remnants of the old Hotel Percival which stood on the site as early as 1924. The Percival faced Hill Street and was one or two lots north of 9th street. Here's a shot looking north up Hill from 9th in '24...


View of Hill Street looking north from 9th Street, ca.1924
Thank you! This is very helpful.
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ah 1907. I had found the Percival on the 1921 Baist. And the Llewellyns are in even then. great. Notice the hotel name in the lintel stone.

And here's the Pacific National Building on the northwest corner of Ninth and Hill in 1933. The Hotel Alpine is still there on the northeast corner and the little old Percival is there peeking up just north of the Pacific National. You can pick out the Percival because of the distinctive window pattern. (and the Five-Globe Llewellyn's have made it through to '33)



Pacific National Building, 9th & Hill St., Los Angeles, 1933

"Pacific National Building at Ninth and Hill, where the Carbon Dioxide Land Co. this week acquired a long lease on the entire ground floor and basement for its headquarters." -- Examiner clipping attached to verso, dated 19 August 1933.;

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Speaking of Llewellyns...




More here.

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Speaking of Llewellyns...




More here.
Having visited several times over the past couple of years, it's always a pleasure. Really good stuff on the Llewellyns and the chain of subsequent residents. As is so often the case, the comments, especially here from Mary Margaret Bilicke, are worth the price of admission. Thanks again for the link.
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Such a tragic tale about Ann Miller's daughter. I had no idea.

thanks for including your link GW.
http://www.berkeleysquarelosangeles....ner-house.html
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1904 Brentwood Panoramas
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"A small home, which has been identified as 'Mr. Oakley's home--Oakmont', can be seen on the swell of the leftmost hill in the frame. Picture file card also reads 'Bristol Street north from circle on Beverly Boulevard'."








Above from USC Digital


Undated and unidentified aerial view of a 22 acre Brentwood Estate. Circle is Sunset Blvd. - lower right corner.
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Barrington Avenue - From somewhere south of Wilshire Blvd. (30's?)
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Someone named Raymond Chandler made his home at 12216 Shetland Lane, Brentwood.

Unknown date
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(Many other images of Tower drive on this thread, e.g., http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1229

A few more LA literary connected addresses? >>>> http://articles.latimes.com/1992-03-..._1_los-angeles
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tovanger2, very enlightening post on the Hollywood Western Building!
so many details I didn't know about.....like billiards and bowling in the basement.

originally posted by T2

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McEldowney's Florist is referred to in places as being the first "drive-in" florist in SoCal. I'm not sure if the drive-in restaurant was his as well. The marquee and its lettering looks familiar, but on a cursory search I couldn't find a drive-in on Pico with a more familiar name. McEldowney's Florist had several locations--one was at 7013 Hollywood Blvd, his innovative drive-in at 9449 W Pico (ne corner of Beverly Drive). According to his obit, he supplied the flowers for the first Academy Awards and for Harlow, Thalberg, and Jolson's funerals. After the war, Kenneth McEldowney gave up flowers to make movies... well, a movie. His only production--apparently well-received--seems to have been The River:
Thanks GW for digging up all this information about McEldowney's Florist. -very interesting & much appreciated-
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Awesome 1946 map by planner Henry Wall and associated story at Los Angeles Magazine.

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One good map ^^^^ deserves another! (and more)


1910 Pacific Electric Lines

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1927 - 141 North Carmelina Avenue, Brentwood




1926 - Houses in Brentwood Park, Brentwood Green and Highland Hills. Abundant pea gravel.











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Circa '38 - Brentwood Theater, demolished Formerly located at 11611 Wilshire Blvd.

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1948
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Circa '38 - Brentwood Theater, demolished Formerly located at 11611 Wilshire Blvd.

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Ah yes, the Saturday kids matinee. We used to go to the old Ramona Theater on Sunset near Alvarado every Saturday. Two full length movies, three serials, five cartoons, soda, candy and popcorn all for 50 cents. And all the noise you could ever want to hear from an auditorium full of kids. And the poor manager would have to stop the show about once a month and threaten to send us all home if we didn’t stop throwing the folded flat popcorn boxes at the screen. The only thing wrong with this photo is the mom standing in line…I don’t remember parents ever brave enough to go to this performance! Yup, the good old days. BTW, these good old days were 1951, 52 and 53. There was also the Hollyway Theater that was on Sunset near Echo Park, but that was truned into a bank sometime about 1950.

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Ah yes, the Saturday kids matinee. We used to go to the old Ramona Theater on Sunset near Alvarado every Saturday. Two full length movies, three serials, five cartoons, soda, candy and popcorn all for 50 cents. And all the noise you could ever want to hear from an auditorium full of kids. And the poor manager would have to stop the show about once a month and threaten to send us all home if we didn’t stop throwing the folded flat popcorn boxes at the screen. The only thing wrong with this photo is the mom standing in line…I don’t remember parents ever brave enough to go to this performance! Yup, the good old days. BTW, these good old days were 1951, 52 and 53. There was also the Hollyway Theater that was on Sunset near Echo Park, but that was truned into a bank sometime about 1950.
I was there every sat. unless I got a buck from my father then it was off to Hollywood on the Red Car to go to some of the "expensive" movies. Usually walked home to Silverlake, sometimes we rode our bikes. The serials were what I remember most about going to the Ramona. Later a friend became an usher there, that must have been fun.
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you guys have great L.A. memories! thx for sharing.



wonderfully noir, but no address or date.


http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=10196

Does anyone recognize this street corner?
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I was there every sat. unless I got a buck from my father then it was off to Hollywood on the Red Car to go to some of the "expensive" movies. Usually walked home to Silverlake, sometimes we rode our bikes. The serials were what I remember most about going to the Ramona. Later a friend became an usher there, that must have been fun.
GW...I remember some of the serials as being kind of noirish...although i didn't know it at the time...some were good and some just prompted more popcorn boxes sailed at the screen..lol
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