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Add re: Clanton St., four gang members on the corner of Essex and Clanton St., 1947.

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Are these gentlemen wearing "zoot suits"? Where can you buy one of those? Maybe at Men's Wearhouse? Amazon? Cool look.

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I read today in the L.A. Times that they are going to try to re-establish steelhead salmon/trout in the L.A. River. Now that would be an accomplishment! Salmon and steelhead apparently once ran in our local rivers before the concrete flood control channels were put in--the L.A., San Gabriel and Santa Ana as salmon streams. Amazing. What's next--reintroducing grizzly bears and wolves to the San Gabriel Mountains?
What is the band securing the bottom of the right trouser leg on the fellow on the left? We used to use something like that for riding bicycles so the cuff would not get caught in the chain.

These guys need a half-decent tailor.
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Old Posted Oct 6, 2020, 3:33 PM
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I don't recall seeing this mid-century apartment on NLA.



currently on eBay



As you can see the street number is 15901 and. . .

the street is Vermont Ave.


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The left side of the apartment reminds me of something but I can't put my finger on it.






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Old Posted Oct 6, 2020, 4:38 PM
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Here's another interesting photograph currently on eBay


Seller's description:..."1930'S PHOTO EATON'S STEAK CHICKEN HOUSE RESTAURANT WILSHIRE BLVD LOS ANGELES CA"


eBay

The biggest knife and fork I've ever seen.


Here's a menu with the Wilshire location at lower left.


reddit



hmmm. . .the one illus. looks like court yard apartments. What's that all about?

For comparison here's a closer look at the drawing on the billboard.


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It looks like a huge complex. Do you think the project fell through?






I'm trying to resist. . .I'm trying to resist. . .



I couldn't resist.



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Old Posted Oct 6, 2020, 5:08 PM
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Those young men on Clanton Street are wearing Zoot Suits.
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Old Posted Oct 6, 2020, 5:25 PM
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"A woman only identified by her first name, Josie, is wearing a zoot skirt suit while standing on the corner of E. 41st St. and Long Beach Avenue in Los Angeles, California in 1945. In the background is the restaurant, El Tonga."
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Old Posted Oct 6, 2020, 5:39 PM
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Here's another interesting photograph currently on eBay


Seller's description:..."1930'S PHOTO EATON'S STEAK CHICKEN HOUSE RESTAURANT WILSHIRE BLVD LOS ANGELES CA"


eBay

The biggest damn knife and fork I've ever seen.
Based on the fact that every single person is wearing a heavy coat, that looks like a very cold day on Wilshire Blvd. I wouldn't mind a few of those now.

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Here's a menu with the Wilshire location at lower left.


reddit
hmmm. . .the one illus. looks like court yard apartments. What's that all about?
It appears that the three lower photos are of Eaton's Santa Anita Restaraunt - Drive - In and Bungalows.
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Old Posted Oct 6, 2020, 6:13 PM
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I don't recall seeing this mid-century apartment on NLA.


currently on eBay
15901 S Vermont Avenue is still standing, but sadly it's lost its 'eyes'!


GSV
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Old Posted Oct 6, 2020, 6:23 PM
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I don't recall seeing this mid-century apartment on NLA.



currently on eBay



As you can see the street number is 15901 and. . .

the street is Vermont Ave.

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And it's still there, minus a few of the decorative elements:

via GSV
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Old Posted Oct 6, 2020, 6:51 PM
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I don't recall seeing this mid-century apartment on NLA.



currently on eBay





The left side of the apartment reminds me of something but I can't put my finger on it.






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Reminds me more of an 80's era cassette boombox:

Pintrest

... which I'm shocked to find out are still made and for sale in 2020!
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Old Posted Oct 7, 2020, 9:52 AM
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I was always fascinated by these two apartment buildings.
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.1270...7i13312!8i6656
See those hubcap sized circles beside the chimneys? Those were Gold Medallion plaques which indicated the buildings were electric only - none of that relic of the 19th century, natural gas.

Then one day the plaques were gone.
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.1269...7i13312!8i6656

I always wondered if somebody swiped them or if the owner made the unpardonable sin of providing cheaper utilities for the tenants. Also, I don't think I've ever seen giant medallions like these anywhere else. From what I've read, the all-electric gold medallions were small medals or decals or special doorbells. Has anybody else seen one of the giant plaques attached to a building?

Here's what they looked like:

Huntington
Ribbon cutting and presentation of Medallion Home award. 4/1/1963

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Old Posted Oct 7, 2020, 1:17 PM
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15901 S Vermont Avenue is still standing, but sadly it's lost its 'eyes'!


GSV
The bars on the first floor windows are a nice decorative touch.

I'll never forget my first trip to Beverly Hills in 1980. I was shocked that so many houses had bars on their windows. Just a bird in a gilded cage?
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Reminds me more of an 80's era cassette boombox:

Pintrest

... which I'm shocked to find out are still made and for sale in 2020!
That is surprising. Still with cassette or with cd?
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mystery location.

I just checked all the past posts that mention elephants & I didn't see the following photographs.


This group of four photographs were on eBay several months ago. .

. . .and show an Elk's Club that, if I remember correctly, the seller said was located in the Los Angeles area.




eBay




Let's take a closer look at the shenanigans going on at the top of the stairs.


eBay

The young boys in the crowd are also wearing interesting hats. I see a couple of beanies and the smallest boy is wearing, what looks like, a Tyrolean hat with a feather.
Sidenote:...I wore a hat like that when I was a kid to hide my big ears.....(luckily my head eventually caught up with my ears and I'm considered normal now)






eBay

Were the elephants inside the building!?...








eBay






In this last view you can see a five-globe standard Llewellyn streetlight. . .


eBay

. . .and if you look closely there are a couple of signs in the distance.


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possible clues?




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This set of pictures looks like a bad dream you get after eating too much Chinese food
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Old Posted Oct 8, 2020, 5:45 AM
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I was always fascinated by these two apartment buildings.
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.1270...7i13312!8i6656
See those hubcap sized circles beside the chimneys? Those were Gold Medallion plaques which indicated the buildings were electric only - none of that relic of the 19th century, natural gas.

Then one day the plaques were gone.
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.1269...7i13312!8i6656

I always wondered if somebody swiped them or if the owner made the unpardonable sin of providing cheaper utilities for the tenants. Also, I don't think I've ever seen giant medallions like these anywhere else. From what I've read, the all-electric gold medallions were small medals or decals or special doorbells. Has anybody else seen one of the giant plaques attached to a building?

Here's what they looked like:

Huntington
Ribbon cutting and presentation of Medallion Home award. 4/1/1963
I would walk pass this one on Pico Bl everyday. I doubt someone will take it.

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0511...7i16384!8i8192
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Does anyone recognize this young lady in front of the Tail O the Pup?...(1978)

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This set of pictures looks like a bad dream you get after eating too much Chinese food
And get this. . .odinthor found an article that said the eyes of the elk lit up at night.


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Old Posted Oct 8, 2020, 6:23 AM
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Neighborhood transgender bar. (February, 1982)


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"The Silver Platter, opened in 1963, in the MacArthur Park area. For over four decades, the bar had become a haven for the city’s Latino transgender community."

Does anyone recognize this corner of 7th Street?

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Old Posted Oct 8, 2020, 6:27 AM
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Here's another. . .this one taken through a chain link fence. ...(also February 1982)


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"The Original Hard Rock Cafe at 300 E. Fifth Street. A scary place, its name refers to the patron who were between a rock and a hard place."


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Here's another. . .this one taken through a chain link fence. "The Original Hard Rock Cafe at 300 E. Fifth Street. A scary place, its name refers to the patron who were between a rock and a hard place.".
I'm pretty sure this photo is flipped. The Hard Rock Cafe showed up in an episode of Columbo. (The episode is "A Friend in Deed" Season 3 episode 8.) There's a screen grab on this page http://columboscreenshots.blogspot.c...4-part-09.html

Here's the screen grab showing the original Hard Rock Cafe

For any children reading this, it's on the back side of the Doors' album, Morrison Hotel. Which raised another puzzle which I've been unable to solve. A comment on this page says that it appears in an episode of Adam 12 called "Suspect Number One" which aired on Oct 29, 1974. Season 7, episode 5. It says it's 25 minutes into a 30 minute episode. I'm not seeing it. Any help??

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"The Silver Platter, opened in 1963, in the MacArthur Park area. For over four decades, the bar had become a haven for the city’s Latino transgender community."

Does anyone recognize this corner of 7th Street?

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Nope, but I can make out the sign which says 2700 W 7th, which is at Rampart.

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I would walk pass this one on Pico Bl everyday. I doubt someone will take it.

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0511...7i16384!8i8192
Thanks! Took me a few minutes to spot that near the top of the Water and Power building. Also in frame is the Packard site oil well building, 5733 W. Pico.

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Does anyone recognize this young lady in front of the Tail O the Pup?...(1978)
Looks like Sigourney Weaver. She'd be around 28/29 in this picture, which dates from the year before the release of 'Alien'.
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