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Old Posted Apr 4, 2020, 5:04 AM
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Fish On A Post And Plaque

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LAPL's location seems to be correct. The plaque is still there, but it's been moved to the Spring Street side of the column. I haven't yet found out why it's there.


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The post that the fish is on is an old Fire Alarm/Police Call Box pedestal left over from days gone by. The meaning of the fish I don't know. The plaque looks like what Bergermiester Beer used on advertisements. Could be wrong however.
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Mt. Lukens after our Boxing Day storm last year, the Le Mesnager Barn is the structure in the foreground.
Thanks for this photo Bill!
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Old Posted Apr 4, 2020, 5:24 AM
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Variety has published 20 of some heretofore unseen photos of Doris Day today, on what would have been her 98th Birthday. This weekend Julien's is having an auction of much of her belongings. Julien's was to have an exhibition of many items in Beverly Hills at their location that people could visit, but that didn't happen due to current circumstances, but much of their auction business is done online and that will still be occurring.

Does anyone know where this might be?

Doris Day sits on the porch of her Burbank, Calif. home in the early 1950's.

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Doris Day outside her home in Burbank, Calif. in the early 1950's.

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How else can I explain
Those rainbows when there is no rain
It's magic...


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Her home from 1951 to 1955 was 131 South Valley Street in Burbank.


Extended between then and now.



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Beautiful home until they placed the extended garage onto the front of the house. I imagine in Doris' day the garage was separate & placed in the back.
hmm. . . . there might have even been a porte cochere (scroll back up to Martin's first photo) but it's a bit difficult to tell.


P.S....The home is still beautiful just not as beautiful as it once was.

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Old Posted Apr 4, 2020, 8:02 PM
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710-712-714 S. Broadway (the Yorkshire Hotel)

A few snippets. Pt. 1.



LA Herald, 11/16/1902



LA Herald, 2/5/1910



LA Times, 3/22/1914



LA Herald, 3/2/1916



LA Times, 7/23/1927



LA Times, 2/1/1919
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Doris Day's Burbank home

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Beautiful home until they placed the extended garage onto the front of the house. I imagine in Doris' day the garage was separate & placed in the back.

hmm. . . . there might have even been a porte cochere (scroll back up to Martin's first photo) but it's a bit difficult to tell.


P.S....The home is still beautiful just not as beautiful as it once was.

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Agreed. The original house, when Doris lived there - very attractive & charming - like a movie-set house. The present owners surely enjoy the extra space, but I think the huge house now looks ungainly, out of proportion. Doris would not approve.
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710-712-714 S. Broadway (the Yorkshire Hotel)

A few snippets. Pt. 2.



LA Times, 4/18/1928



LA Times, 4/19/1928



LA Times 4/20/1928



LA Times, 4/21/1928



LA Times 3/9/1930



LA Times, 2/3/1944



LA Times, 7/12/1991, much edited
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Going by nothing but a feeling, e_r, I get a Palos Verdes/Rolling Hills vibe from this photo.
Just judging from the LA City Limits, Roads and Hills, I would say this is Route 2 Crossing from La Canada/Flintridge into Glendale. But this would only work if Glendale was considered Los Angeles back then which I doubt. However, the hills to the right seem correct, Route 2 was a major road back then and the buildings in Historic Aerials seem to fit. Right where Absolute Dental Care now is at 1809 Verdugo Blvd. Someone want to check for me?
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The sign in this picture is identical to the one in e_r's post. Unfortunately, there's no info with it.

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Just judging from the LA City Limits, Roads and Hills, I would say this is Route 2 Crossing from La Canada/Flintridge into Glendale. But this would only work if Glendale was considered Los Angeles back then which I doubt. However, the hills to the right seem correct, Route 2 was a major road back then and the buildings in Historic Aerials seem to fit. Right where Absolute Dental Care now is at 1809 Verdugo Blvd. Someone want to check for me?
Glendale has been around since 1906, some parts in the Crescenta Valley were county before being annexed into Glendale, but not part of the City of LA.
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This is the first time we have seen this apartment building on NLA. (I checked twice)

The Crestmont Arms, Los Angeles [1929]


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The location is just off a curve on Sunset Blvd. at 1519-1525 Griffith Park Blvd.

The building is some distance from the street so it's a bit difficult to get a good look. (the overgrown tree that has engulfed gate also hinders the view )


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The gray building on the left is a gas station in the 1929 photograph.
I could've sworn we'd seen this location before, but like you, I couldn't find it on NLA. It was only today while watching a DVD that I remembered why it was familiar. It was one of the filming locations I identified from season 2 of 'CHiPs' a few years ago (it appears briefly in the episode 'Repo Man'). This is how the Crestmont Arms looked circa 1978.


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Cool find Hoss.




I found this interesting bit of ephemera in an old file of mine.

Is anyone familiar with this school?


b.a.barr file.....I hope I haven't posted this before.

Does anyone have a photograph of the Walt Whitman School School located at 515 S. Boyle Avenue?



The only time a Walt Whitman School has been mentioned on NLA was a reference to the fictional school in the TV show, Room 222.
The stand in for the fictional school was Los Angeles High School on Olympic.

...You can see the Room 222 post Here

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I found this interesting bit of ephemera in an old file of mine.

Is anyone familiar with this school?


b.a.barr file.....I hope I haven't posted this before.

Does anyone have a photograph of the Walt Whitman School School located at 515 S. Boyle Avenue?

The only time a Walt Whitman School has been mentioned on NLA was a reference to the fictional school in the TV show, Room 222.
The stand in for the fictional school was Los Angeles High School on Olympic.

...You can see the Room 222 post Here

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Not a pic, e_r; but I've found several interesting items.

Here is part one:


from a book called "Anarchist Voices," p. 334



citation as in image



from "Getty Research Journal," vol. 11, p. 49
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Old Posted Apr 5, 2020, 8:26 PM
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. . . And here is part 2 of 517 S. Boyle Avenue, the location of the Walt Whitman School . . .



LA Times, 1/17/1906



LA Herald, 8/6/1909



LA Times, 1/29/1912



LA Herald, 4/8/1919



LA Times, 9/8/1927



LA Herald, 4/10/1920
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From these which maybe someone can find in better quality?





Found here with more about the school's foundation -

socalarchhistory.blogspot.com

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RE: Walt Whitman School

Interesting information and photographs!

Thanks for your help, odinthor and Noir Noir. I appreciate it.

P.S. The top left photograph and the bottom middle photograph appears to show a different house unless this is the back of the house. (the turret is missing)





A benefit for the Walt Whitman School at the Philharmonic Auditorium - third ad down. From the Los Angeles Herald, March 30, 1921.


Los Angeles Herald, March 30, 1921


"36 Baby Vamps" at the Burbank Theater. ...What, pray tell, is a baby vamp?


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Here's an interesting business card rediscovered in an old file of mine.


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For search purposes:. . .Roosevelt Drive In Market....Cor. Sunset & Kingsley
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A current look at the corner of Sunset & Kingsley at the beginning of this video:

Sunset Boulevard, Part 12: Kingsley Drive to Western Ave. Hollywood

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...or at the end of this one, link:
Sunset Boulevard, Part 11: Alexandria Ave. to Kingsley Drive, East Hollywood
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fm7UTs-sHM0

FYI: So I find that these videos start downtown at Figueroa and the last one is:
Sunset Boulevard, Part 25: San Vincente to Sierra Dr. "The Strip" West Hollywood.

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A mystery location.


Here's a c.1950 car accident photograph that I don't believe we have seen on NLA.


from losangelestheaters, but they don't know the location.

CAPTION:

"This c.1950 shot is in the Los Angeles Public Library collection Note the theatre signage beyond the car.
The Library's caption for the photo is not helpful in identitying the location."
....LOS ANGELES THEATRES


And here's the description over at LAPL.

"Automobile in the street after an accident coming out of a driveway, 1950's."....LAPL


Does anyone recognized the location?

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