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Old Posted Dec 23, 2020, 5:56 PM
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Well, Hoss, you beat me to it by 5 minutes--well, actually, by 7 years.
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Old Posted Dec 23, 2020, 7:14 PM
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The de Villa Motel is still in business as the City Center Hotel.

1123 W. 7th Street

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The DeVille is still there, but as America's Best Value Inn - next door to City Center Hotel (which hadn't changed from the old photos).
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Old Posted Dec 24, 2020, 11:44 AM
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Now it's 2020 and I'm living/working in that building.



https://www.google.com/maps/place/80...4d-118.2874233
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Old Posted Dec 24, 2020, 5:04 PM
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That's an amazing photo! Do you know the history of the building?

Mystery location from eBay:



https://www.ebay.com/itm/sl09-Origin...7f3a%7Ciid%3A1

The title says Gardena but I'm not sure about that. The area looks a little too hilly. The streetlights are cool but I don't think Gardena ever had that style. The location could be just outside city limits though.

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Old Posted Dec 24, 2020, 8:19 PM
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If only we could turn those two street/traffic signs around!

If it's the same location as the phone number on the sign, OV-60791,
the OV exchange is in Montebello. (OV = Overbrook)

Per: Old Telephone Exchange Names / Los Angeles County
http://www.laalmanac.com/communications/cm01e.php
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Old Posted Dec 24, 2020, 9:15 PM
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True. I think all old photographs should be like Google Street View.
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Old Posted Dec 24, 2020, 10:49 PM
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If only we could turn those two street/traffic signs around!

If it's the same location as the phone number on the sign, OV-60791,
the OV exchange is in Montebello. (OV = Overbrook)

Per: Old Telephone Exchange Names / Los Angeles County
http://www.laalmanac.com/communications/cm01e.php
I thought about the telephone exchange, but it could be misleading.
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Old Posted Dec 24, 2020, 11:12 PM
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Getty/Ed Ruscha

Ruscha caught the black coupe turning right onto Sunset Blvd. from N. McCadden Pl. in 1966.


I consider myself a fair-to-middling car guy but this one has got me stumped....

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Old Posted Dec 24, 2020, 11:13 PM
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Very cool car, riichkay.






Here's an interesting photograph that just turned up on eBay

"Original photo, Bernardine Blackburn diving in Los Angeles/Hotel Ambassador 1922."



eBay

I found it difficult to believe that this shoddy looking pool is the pool at the renowned Ambassador Hotel. . .


. . .that is, until I spotted the same lamps and hanging lights in this postcard. (below)



Bizarrelosangeles

I found some scraps of information that pointed to a Water Carnival held in Los Angeles in 1922.


but I don't have a subscription to the L.A. Times









Let's take a closer look at little Bernardine.


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Hmmm. . .I wonder if she was related to notorious cult leader, May Otis Blackburn?







Blackburn Cult.

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I consider myself a fair-to-middling car guy but this one has got me stumped....

It looks like a 1955 Studebaker Speedster.
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Negative for sale.

Here's an original photograph of a man walking down Hollywood Blvd. with his grandson (or son) and, on the right, a young girl stands waiting for the bus.


eBay



search purposes:...Hollywood Boulevard...The Hitching Post Theater...Eagle Cafe...Barber of Seville
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If only we could turn those two street/traffic signs around!

If it's the same location as the phone number on the sign, OV-60791,
the OV exchange is in Montebello. (OV = Overbrook)

Per: Old Telephone Exchange Names / Los Angeles County
http://www.laalmanac.com/communications/cm01e.php

Montebello does have the Montebello hills so that wouldn't surprise me if this was in fact Montebello.
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Old Posted Dec 25, 2020, 2:20 AM
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Negative #2 for sale.

A TWA Intercontinental Ticket Office located in the Palladium building on the corner of Sunset Blvd. & El Centro.


eBay








And here's the same corner, today.


GSV



Tom Breneman's coming up later tonight or tomorrow.
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Hello Neal. The Chris &Pitts BBQ I am talking about is located at 9839 Artesia, Bellflower. Its been there for many decades.

Welcome to NLA. I look forward to your cool comments and your photos.
Hi Doug. The Bellfower C + P is probably the best of the remaining locations. Parking is difficult but food and service are good.

Thank you for your warm welcome. I've been on Noirish Los Angeles 2 years now. I am frequently amazed by the breath and depth of knowledge of the posters here including you. Noirishers have an incredible ability to see the smallest details in a photo. Amazing.

I remember you said Wyan wanted your dad to draw up a quit claim against Wyan's own mother. Wyan was a great marketer, though. Lots of good "gimmicks". My family would rarely go there in the mid 1960's when Marriott owned Big Boy.
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Negatives #3 and #4 for sale on eBay. (these two are being sold together)


Here's Tom Breneman's as promised!




eBay









eBay


Home of Tom Breneman's Breakfast in Hollywood.

"Breakfast in Hollywood was a morning radio show with host, the amicable, Tom Breneman and performed in Breneman Restaurant on Vine and Sunset. It was sponsored fittingly by Ivory Flakes, Kellogg's Pep, Kellogg's Shredded Wheat. The show is an entertaining laugh a minute type of show as the host interviews the regular people in the audience and notable guest stars. One of the most amusing part of the show is the unexpected way that he interjected the sponsors of the show when speaking to the audience."

Old Time Radio Downloads



Breneman's at night from an Aug. 2009 post. (a mere two months after the start of the thread) skyscraperpage





Merry Christmas, Everyone!


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Old Posted Dec 26, 2020, 4:54 AM
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Negative for sale.

Here's an original photograph of a man walking down Hollywood Blvd. with his grandson (or son) and, on the right, a young girl stands waiting for the bus.


eBay




search purposes:...Hollywood Boulevard...The Hitching Post Theater...Eagle Cafe...Barber of Seville
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Merry (waning hours of) Christmas in return, e-r!

Intertoobz say that Thunder Mountain was released in June 1947.

I'm guessing that the young lady is waiting for the PE Hollywood Blvd. streetcar in the center of the frame to get a bit closer before she steps into the dreaded safety zone to board. But there also were bus lines on the boulevard, so I can't say for sure.
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Old Posted Dec 26, 2020, 5:41 AM
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Merry Christmas Noirishers!

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Thanks Martin. A great picture to restore our flagging spirits!
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Hi Doug. The Bellfower C + P is probably the best of the remaining locations. Parking is difficult but food and service are good.

Thank you for your warm welcome. I've been on Noirish Los Angeles 2 years now. I am frequently amazed by the breath and depth of knowledge of the posters here including you. Noirishers have an incredible ability to see the smallest details in a photo. Amazing.

I remember you said Wyan wanted your dad to draw up a quit claim against Wyan's own mother. Wyan was a great marketer, though. Lots of good "gimmicks". My family would rarely go there in the mid 1960's when Marriott owned Big Boy.
"I remember you said Wyan wanted your dad to draw up a quit claim against Wyan's own mother. Wyan was a great marketer, though. Lots of good "gimmicks". My family would rarely go there in the mid 1960's when Marriott owned Big Boy."

Mr Wyan [Founder of Bob's restaurants.] wanted to appropriate his mother's home. My dad refused to help him do that. We never went to Bob's again after that.
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This original slide from the 1940s was recently listed on eBay



The seller doesn't name the location (other than Los Angeles). . .but I'm pretty sure this is the oil well that once stood in the middle of La Cienega Blvd.


eBay

Whatta' ya think? Is this the La Cienega oil well?



As a reminder: The oil well on La Cienega. HERE




If you're like me, you would like to see the billboard close-up.



..TWA "Fastest Flights East"..

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