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Old Posted Dec 15, 2019, 9:32 PM
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Here's another snapshot from that same eBay seller.

Seller's description:...Vintage Photo 3x5 - Los Angeles ABC 7 TV Center KABC Television 1957


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The studios changed names so often I can't keep up. Does anyone know where this tv station was located?

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Old Posted Dec 15, 2019, 9:52 PM
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Here's another one of those 1957 snapshots.

"Vintage Photo 3x5 - Los Angeles 4th & Spring Street Scene Argus Hotel 1957"


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Oddly enough, the last time the Argus Hotel was listed in the L.A. city directory was 1931!


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Whaddaya know, I see a Bruce Hotel.

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I also noticed something surprising.

If you look closely, there is a cocktail sign beneath the overhang.

I wasn't aware that Scrivner's had a liquor license!


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Is this a mini-cocktail lounge or did Scrivner's serve drinks to the customers in their cars?

Did all the drive-ins serve cocktails back then?
Cocktails are mentioned on this 1956 advert. It seems that the cocktail section of the Western & Imperial site was the Hangar Room, while the one on Sunset & Cahuenga was the Top Deck.


toliveanddinela.com

You can see the Top Deck sign on the left of this image.


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Old Posted Dec 15, 2019, 10:26 PM
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Here's another snapshot from that same eBay seller.

Seller's description:...Vintage Photo 3x5 - Los Angeles ABC 7 TV Center KABC Television 1957


eBay

The studios changed names so often I can't keep up. Does anyone know where this tv station was located?
I think this must be what-is-now The Prospect Studios at Prospect and Talmadge. The original entrance buildings, seen below in 1928, appear to have been nearly covered in 1957.


www.thestudiotour.com

They're visible again now, but behind a wall.

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Is this a mini-cocktail lounge or did Scrivner's serve drinks to the costumers in their cars?

Did all the drive-ins serve cocktails back then?


There is still one State where you can get Drive-In liquor drinks in your car....Wyoming. At least when I was there 9 years ago.

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.............................................................................................................................."Looking south on Alameda Street at Vernon Avenue."


EBAY

Thanks for figuring out the location of this mystery photo, HenryHuntington and badrunner. ..I appreciate it.

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To be honest, I was hoping I'd find this thing.

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Since I grew up in the midwest, I'd bet money that it was a silo

. . .but this is in the middle of the city.

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It's a sawdust incinerator, e-r. This one is an industrial-strength model, but here's a more diminutive version at the W.E. Cooper Lumber yard:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=26632

These were popular at woodworking plants, lumber yards, etc. in SoCal until air pollution regulations were brought into force ca.1957.
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I think this must be what-is-now The Prospect Studios at Prospect and Talmadge.
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While I'm here, let me just chime in that, as usual, Hoss is correct.

Brief history here: https://abc7.com/community-events/ab...angeles/50642/
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Wait. There's more!


Seller's description:...Vintage Photo 3x5 - Los Angeles Fried Chicken Street Corner 1956


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What is Chicken Enuff?
Art Laboe began his radio career at this Scrivner's in 1949. He is still on the air ~ 70 years later on KDAY 93.5.
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Here's another one of those 1957 snapshots.

"Vintage Photo 3x5 - Los Angeles 4th & Spring Street Scene Argus Hotel 1957"


eBay

Hey, that's the old three-story Hulda Block! It was once connected to the Angelus Hotel, which stood on the corner
where the eBay photo shows a parking lot. We can see where the passage from the Angelus connected to the Hulda
on the third floor, near the rear, where the non-matching window is.
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You can make out an ER and CO from a ghost sign. Could be THE SOUTHERN CAL. WINE CO. who leased the ground floor of the building when it was built in 1896.






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Movie trailer>>>>.Link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNHCO5Chvlo


Intl. Family Films

Don't think I could take the entire film but this short trailer [1:50 min,] has a lot of energy and a few scenes of Los Angeles....circa 1962, link above.

One of his promoters is played by his father....who also produced most or all of his five films.

In later life Jr. became an airline pilot. His father was a WW II airman.

Today, Arch Hall Jr.[b. 1943] makes the rounds of cult movie conventions.

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Hey, that's the old three-story Hulda Block! It was once connected to the Angelus Hotel, which stood on the corner
where the eBay photo shows a parking lot. We can see where the passage from the Angelus connected to the Hulda
on the third floor, near the rear, where the non-matching window is.
Thanks for pointing out where the 3rd floor passageway was attached to the Hulda Building, FW. [see below]



Your earlier post mentioned Frank Court (the 20 ft. wide space between the Angelus Hotel (missing in the 1957 photo) and the Hulda Block.

I had forgotten the definition of 'court' so I googled and found this.

Alley:....A narrow service street for serving rear lots, less than 30 feet in width.

Court:....A rectangular pocket off a public way; a dead-end street.

Place:....A short street.

From losangelesrevisited


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Old Posted Dec 17, 2019, 3:23 AM
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I am pretty sure the eBay seller has this eBay photograph mislabeled.


"Eagle Rock, PA"


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I tried to find evidence of a Carl Wynn in Eagle Rock, California. . .but there was no mention of his name in any of the old issues of the Eagle Rock Sentinel



Is that streetlight, directly below the Carl Wynn sign, decorated for the celebration? It looks like a ... ummm... an...octopus

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I am pretty sure this eBay photograph is mislabeled.


"Eagle Rock, PA"


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A palm tree in Pennsylvania!
The "PA" stands for Pasadena; Carl Wynn ran a furniture and second hand store at 30 E. Union at the beginning of the last century. A parking garage there now.
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Here's another 1957 photograph from that same group of photographs. (they're being sold separately)

Seller's description:...Vintage Photo 3x5 - Los Angeles 24th Street Scene Barclay Hotel 1957


eBay

We're actually looking west down 4th St. from S. Main St....As you can see, that's the Barclay Hotel on the right. Note how large the hill looks in the distance.

I could be mistaken, *squits eyes*...but I'm pretty sure that's Judy Holliday crossing the street....




Surprisingly, the 'street scene' has stayed the same.


GSV

Impressive.




only kidding about Judy Holliday.
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I just came across this advertising postcard on eBay.


I've never heard of this game show before. . .or for that matter, I've never heard of the Hollywood emcee, Red Rowe.


eBay.

I imagine this game show is similar to the very successful A Queen For A Day.


Here's the back.


It appears that Clarence is trying to guess the dollar amount of a Rambler.



for search purposes:..FARE FOR LADIES, Red Rowe from HOLLYWOOD. 1957

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The "PA" stands for Pasadena; Carl Wynn ran a furniture and second hand store at 30 E. Union at the beginning of the last century.
A parking garage there now.
Thanks for the information Lorendoc.

Perhaps the photograph shows the Eagle Rock float in the Rose Parade?...That would explain the writing.

Eagle Rock was particularly proud of their Rose Bowl floats.
You can check out the Eagle Rock floats HERE. I've been trying to match one of them with the float in photograph.


Here's 30 Union St. (site of Carl Wynn's store)



If this layout is correct, the photographer captured the Eagle Rock float turning north on Raymond Ave.



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I realize it's a bit of a stretch.



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Oddly enough, the last time the Argus Hotel was listed in the L.A. city directory was 1931!


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Whaddaya know, I see a Bruce Hotel.

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The Bruce Hotel structure, at 212 Winston, looks as if it's a survivor:


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The bars inside the windows give it that homey touch!
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That's where I keep my minions. ...


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