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Old Posted Apr 3, 2014, 5:35 PM
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HossC, thanks for the ARCH DRIVE post.
It was fascinating. (To ME anyway!)

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Apparently, they were very proud of the fact that Fats Waller came to play there.
I like your understatement!
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Old Posted Apr 3, 2014, 8:29 PM
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Agree there are 4 numbers on the street address. They were "2821" and this was (and unbelievably still is) S. Western Avenue:

GoogleSV
Good find Lorendoc.
It's sad what some of these vintage structures deal with in the span of their lifetimes.
Can you imagine a couple that tied the knot here years ago, coming back and finding a bait shop.

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Andys, thanks for locating the Los Angeles Aqueduct intake gates I posted a couple days ago.
I tried to find them (10 miles north of Independence CA) on Google Earth without success.

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Old Posted Apr 3, 2014, 10:18 PM
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Joan Crawford in a Ford Roadster vs Lincoln Model K

[QUOTE=Chuckaluck;6522116]Flip side of the coin?

JC in '38 Lincoln Model K
http://www.arts-stew.com/wp-content/...ln-Model-K.jpg

Chuckaluck; Someone got a bit confused on this photo of JC. This car is a 1934 Ford. See:

http://valenticlassics.com/valenti/v...?VehicleID=217

The 1938 Linoln Model K was a vastly different car. See:

http://www.conceptcarz.com/vehicle/z...n-Model-K.aspx

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LA Sentinel Apr 20, 1950

Great sleuthing, Lorendoc. I thought maybe with the full address I might find more on the Wedding Manor in the picture, but only this ad turned up...
Interesting find. This 1950 ad from the African-American owned Los Angeles Sentinel reflects the Supreme Court's 1948 decision in Shelley v. Kraemer invalidating race-based restrictive covenants on property deeds.

The verdict allowed integration in previously all-white neighborhoods in Los Angeles and elsewhere. The addresses on offer by the Crown Realty Co. were roughly bounded by Western and Vermont, and Jefferson and MLK (Santa Barbara). These neighborhoods SW of downtown were some of the first to be desegregated as a result of this decision.

The proprietor of the Wedding Manor on Western, the Rev. Julius Du Bose, was born in Memphis, Tennessee. Perhaps he felt uncomfortable with his new neighbors and decamped for whiter pastures, as it were.
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Old Posted Apr 3, 2014, 11:25 PM
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-very interesting Lorendoc.
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Here are three amateur snapshots I recently came across on ebay.

I especially like this one.












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Old Posted Apr 3, 2014, 11:46 PM
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I didn't know Jean Harlow's first husband was so handsome.



sorry about the watermarks

ebay

Alas she ended up married to Paul "You understand that last night was only a comedy" Bern.

Paul Bern's mysterious suicide here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Bern
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sparkly, and noirish.

ebay

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Not much information other than Los Angeles and 1960.

ebay





I zeroed in on the very cool Laura's sign with the giant musical note.

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Here's a further view down the street.

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Is this a segment of Sunset Boulevard in East Hollywood?

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Not much information other than Los Angeles and 1960.

ebay





I zeroed in on the very cool Laura's sign with the giant musical note.

detail




Here's a further view down the street.

detail

Is this a segment of Sunset Boulevard in East Hollywood?

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ok so i spy a 67 buick electra...and a 68 ford galaxie with a vinyl top. I really want to say this is sunset junction looking west down santa monica...but this is for sure not 1960.
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^^^^^
I think it's Hyperion Avenue between Udell Court and DeLongpre in Silverlake. Hehe I would know because of my years of going to Circus of Books as a youth. Plus, this would be on the way to Woody's Hyperion/MJ's from Sunset Blvd. Unfortunately, MJ's closed recently, so I've heard. I was just there the Sunday of Presidents' Day weekend too, at one of the foam parties. Wild!
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Had to drive over there, of course.

GSV


At left, the streetlight--a replacement--has been moved down toward the fire hydrant, with a phone pole in the old spot. The same five phone poles are along Hyperion at right (always that question: how long do these poles last? I think we answered it here once--was it 40-50 years?). Laura's, behind the bushes above, is still there at 1903, or rather her building is--"Stargate"-- (The green crosses... I'm guessing this a pot shop?). Note the rusty pole to the left below, ER--the vintage shot makes it look a lot father from the building than it is--I assume it's in the same spot. I wonder where the musical note is today? Shredded, I guess.


GSV
GSV
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Good eye on noticing the rusty pole where the giant musical note used to hang. I probably would
have missed that clue.

but what about this portion of the bar? It looks so much taller.


Is this part of Laura's, or is the Beer Laura's sign on a different building?
(ok, after looking at GW's photo again, maybe the taller building is there...but it doesn't look nearly as tall as in the photo
from the late 1960s or early 70s (thanks for the date correction unihikid).
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bringing water to the masses II




ebay
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ebay

I tried to locate John Cooper's address in one of the L.A. city directories but I didn't have much luck.
(I wanted to see if the home was repaired and still standing)
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GSV
208 East 31st St.







LAT Jan 17, 1936

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Old Posted Apr 4, 2014, 4:54 PM
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Well, you made that look easy GW.
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I found this last month on ebay.

1950s




the same view today

GSV



The vintage photo didn't line up until I realized there are two Saks Fifth Avenue stores on Wilshire.
(three, if you want to count the one story annex that displaced the shops in the 1950s photograph).



Here's the one east of Bedford Drive,


GSV


and here's the one west of Bedford Drive.


GSV






I took this photograph back in the early 1980s.


photo by me



and here's the view today (my, how those palms have grown!)

SW corner of Wilshire and Peck Dr.

GSW


One last look at the lost shops.
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The two car photos--one of them is reversed?
The steps are on different sides in the photos.
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Had to drive over there, of course.
All the way from NY?

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The two car photos--one of them is reversed?
The steps are on different sides in the photos.
Good find GW.....!!!

I believe the newspaper photo is reversed. Many cars of that era had only one rear red light on the left side as we see in the large photo posted by ER. Link below.


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