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General Hersheybar (aka Calypso Joe) is a satirical character of the Vietnam War-era protest movement, who parodied U.S. General Lewis B. Hershey, then Director of the Selective Service. He was usually seen partnered with General Waste More Land (aka Tom Dunphy), a parody of General William Westmoreland. The characters were common at street theater performances and demonstrations against U.S. military involvement in Vietnam. General Hersheybar would appear in a comical military uniform complete with a plastic toy fighter-jet attached to his "officer's cap" and hand out fliers promoting his satirical diatribe. In addition he self-published several monographs and booklets.

That is a popular mistake, that is not General Hershey Bar that is General Wastemoreland aka Thomas Dunphy and his Parody to General William Westmoreland who goes down in History as the Man who lost Vietnam. The Man on the right is General Hershey Bar You can find a youtube on Thomas Dunphy and links to the comic The peace nut by actually searching google

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I didn't intend these two posts to be consecutive, but I left it over 24 hours between them!
I was out of town Hoss. I never would have allowed 24 hours to go by without a post.

Lets keep the thread strong noirishers!
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While i was gone, I thought someone might have wagered a guess on my 'mystery' photo below.


see it larger here: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=32059



...or commented on the amazingly rare Bristol Pier Prom photograph from 1913! -but not one hint of any interest from anyone.


old file / probably eBay

It's a bit disheartening.



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Old Posted Nov 16, 2015, 8:51 PM
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or for that matter, comment on the amazingly rare Bristol Pier Prom photograph from 1913! -but not one hint of any interest from anyone.


old file / probably eBay
When I saw this photo, I didn't dare to post saying this photo is fake as it seemed so obvious ! A lot of folks seem to have been pasted. It is obvious by lightnings that doesn't match the rest, by heads which are too big or too small, etc.
I suggest a survey by the noirishers, with numbers on the heads like we did lately for that photo with movie stars on an outside set.
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Old Posted Nov 16, 2015, 9:11 PM
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I thought someone might have wagered a guess on my 'mystery' photo below.

...or for that matter, comment on the amazingly rare Bristol Pier Prom photograph from 1913! -but not one hint of any interest from anyone.
Please don't assume that a lack of reply on my part equals a lack of searching or interest. It just means that I haven't found anything yet!


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I think this is Julius Shulman's last Coffee Dan's photoset, and I'm going to need some help with its location. Sadly, there's only a single image in "Job 2552: Roland Russell, Coffee Dan's (Azusa, Calif.), 1958".


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All I've got to go on is Azusa, and so far I've only found clues to the exact address. This advert from the December 19, 1957 edition of the Covina Argus uses Coffee Dan's as a landmark, which would suggest a location on E Alosta. I don't know if E Alosta got renumbered at some point, but 18528 seems too large for an address in Azusa. Regarding the advert, I'm not sure how 13- and 14-year-olds count as "subteens". I assume that the store was named after the famous Petticoat Lane Market in London.


www.newspapers.com

On the Vintage Los Angeles Facebook page, there's a copy of Julius Shulman's picture of Coffee Dan's on Wilshire (seen here a couple of days ago). In the comments underneath, I found these two references to Coffee Dan's in Azusa:
Jayson Wall I remember going to Coffee Dan's in Azusa back in the early 70's with my parents---and across the street was a Sambos!

Norma Meshew We went to Coffee Dan's in Azusa and we had our first Chef Salad there in 1959. It was on the corner of Citrus and Foothill/Route 66.
The December 15, 1977 edition of Progress Bulletin also places a branch of Sambo's at Citrus and Alosta.


www.newspapers.com

My only problem with this location is that I can't make out any of the buildings from the Shulman picture in the views at Historic Aerials. The one below is from 1964 (the first after the 1958 date of the Shulman picture). The proximity of the mountains in the Shulman picture would suggest that, if this is the correct location, we'd be looking at the north side of E Alosta Avenue. To me, the mountains look much closer in the Shulman picture compared to when I use GSV, but we've seem optical illusions like this many times before.


Historic Aerials

Here's how the intersection looks today, complete with its current selection of restaurants.


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Just a warning: adserver is serving up fake "Your Browser is Out of Date" ads on this site. If you click it loads malware.

It's not the site's fault, the attackers get the malicious ads inserted in the ad stream that more or less randomly shows up.

Be careful out there.

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Old Posted Nov 16, 2015, 10:28 PM
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Please don't assume that a lack of reply on my part equals a lack of searching or interest. It just means that I haven't found anything yet!
I realize that. I wasn't directing my comments to anyone in particular, least of all you Hoss.
Your posts and research on the Shulman photographs have been nothing short of phenomenal!
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I think this is Julius Shulman's last Coffee Dan's photoset, and I'm going to need some help with its location. Sadly, there's only a single image in "Job 2552: Roland Russell, Coffee Dan's (Azusa, Calif.), 1958".


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Norma Meshew We went to Coffee Dan's in Azusa and we had our first Chef Salad there in 1959. It was on the corner of Citrus and Foothill/Route 66.
Meshew's memory of Citrus and Foothill looks right to me Hoss:


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Please don't assume that a lack of reply on my part equals a lack of searching or interest. It just means that I haven't found anything yet!


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I think this is Julius Shulman's last Coffee Dan's photoset, and I'm going to need some help with its location. Sadly, there's only a single image in "Job 2552: Roland Russell, Coffee Dan's (Azusa, Calif.), 1958".


Getty Research Institute

All I've got to go on is Azusa, and so far I've only found clues to the exact address. This advert from the December 19, 1957 edition of the Covina Argus uses Coffee Dan's as a landmark, which would suggest a location on E Alosta. I don't know if E Alosta got renumbered at some point, but 18528 seems too large for an address in Azusa. Regarding the advert, I'm not sure how 13- and 14-year-olds count as "subteens". I assume that the store was named after the famous Petticoat Lane Market in London.


www.newspapers.com

On the Vintage Los Angeles Facebook page, there's a copy of Julius Shulman's picture of Coffee Dan's on Wilshire (seen here a couple of days ago). In the comments underneath, I found these two references to Coffee Dan's in Azusa:
Jayson Wall I remember going to Coffee Dan's in Azusa back in the early 70's with my parents---and across the street was a Sambos!

Norma Meshew We went to Coffee Dan's in Azusa and we had our first Chef Salad there in 1959. It was on the corner of Citrus and Foothill/Route 66.
The December 15, 1977 edition of Progress Bulletin also places a branch of Sambo's at Citrus and Alosta.


www.newspapers.com

My only problem with this location is that I can't make out any of the buildings from the Shulman picture in the views at Historic Aerials. The one below is from 1964 (the first after the 1958 date of the Shulman picture). The proximity of the mountains in the Shulman picture would suggest that, if this is the correct location, we'd be looking at the north side of E Alosta Avenue. To me, the mountains look much closer in the Shulman picture compared to when I use GSV, but we've seem optical illusions like this many times before.


Historic Aerials

Here's how the intersection looks today, complete with its current selection of restaurants.


Google Maps
Here's a street view looking north. I believe Coffee Dan's was located on the right side of the photo.


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Old Posted Nov 17, 2015, 12:38 AM
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I think this is Julius Shulman's last Coffee Dan's photoset, and I'm going to need some help with its location. Sadly, there's only a single image in "Job 2552: Roland Russell, Coffee Dan's (Azusa, Calif.), 1958".


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I found this in the LA Times, St. Patrick’s Day, 1957 confirming that location. It also says it was the 11th in the chain and notes architect Roland Logan Russell’s design emphasized the California ranch-style architecture.
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"1930s Photo, deco building in Long Beach, California 5x7"


eBay / signed by Richard Bloom


I've tried to read the lettering over the entrance (below).


detail

But i can't make it out.


On eBay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1930s-Photo-...3D371473795685

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'mystery' bus stop. (1980s....or 70s?)



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Does anyone recognize this bus-stop?

It's obviously on a sharp curve and along a freeway.
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Here it is larger to see the various buildings in the background better.


Are there still bus stops that look like this? It seems a bit dated.

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I found this in the LA Times, St. Patrick’s Day, 1957 confirming that location. It also says it was the 11th in the chain and notes architect Roland Logan Russell’s design emphasized the California ranch-style architecture.
Yes, indeed. Forty-nine years ago, these newly-weds spent time at Coffee Dan's at Alosta and Citrus. In the photo, the old building across Alosta was Azusa College and our love nest was down Alosta a couple of blocks at 1160.
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When I saw this photo, I didn't dare to post saying this photo is fake as it seemed so obvious ! A lot of folks seem to have been pasted.
It is obvious by lightings that doesn't match the rest, by heads which are too big or too small, etc.
That's an interesting observation AlvaroLegido.

In my initial post, I also mentioned that some of the heads seemed to be out of proportion.

Does anyone know; was it common back then to add people into a 'group' photograph that might have missed a special occasion?
(in this case...the 'big dance' out on Bristol Pier, 1913)
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Warners Hollywood

High winds today brought down at least part of one of the KFWB towers on the old Warners Hollywood Theater (G Albert Lansburgh, 1928), although I haven't seen any damage photos. Hollywood Blvd was closed between Wilcox and Cahuenga.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollywood_Pacific_Theatre

The building is mothballed:

silver screen oasis

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'mystery' bus stop. (1980s....or 70s?)


Does anyone recognize this bus-stop?

It's obviously on a sharp curve and along a freeway.
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Are there still bus stops that look like this? It seems a bit dated.

That is the Cal State LA Busway Station

OK Maybe not...
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'mystery' bus stop. (1980s....or 70s?)



eBay

Does anyone recognize this bus-stop?

It's obviously on a sharp curve and along a freeway.
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Suspect this is a stop on the El Monte Busway that parallels The San Bernardino Freeway (I 10) east of Los Angeles.

http://media.metro.net/photologue/ph...c_medical1.jpg



I thought this was the Cal State Station
https://www.laconservancy.org/sites/...?itok=bSadiw2N



https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2303/2...697_z.jpg?zz=1
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'mystery' bus stop. (1980s....or 70s?)



eBay

Does anyone recognize this bus-stop?

It's obviously on a sharp curve and along a freeway.
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Here it is larger to see the various buildings in the background better.


Are there still bus stops that look like this? It seems a bit dated.

Im pretty sure thats the 10 freeway right at Cal State LA ..still in operation.Not sure of which street it is but i know for sure its before the 5 interchange
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unihikid, you and Tourmaline are both correct. IIRC, the CSULA Station was rebuilt to accommodate the Metrolink stop when they began service to San Bernardino ca. 1993.

Hope that helps.
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Just a quick note here.

Classic Arts Showcase, that runs on KCET in LA, has run a little vid of buildings and other things in the Hollywood area, shot in 1927. This is a short film that lasts a few mins. Among the buildings are the Tam O'Shanter Inn, The Brown Derby, The billboard along Wilshire that had an actual car inside the picture frame, that has been discussed here in the past. Also, The City Jail Cafe that was talked about a few years ago. There was a man that was dressed as a prisoner out front. Ends with a shot of the Chinese Theatre that had just opened that year.

I have only seen it twice in the last 6 months or so. I would imagine they run on a loop, with other films/vids so, you would have to keep an eye out for this.

Being shot in '27, there is no voiceover, but it does have cut ins to explain what you are seeing. Soundtrack is of some nice ragtime tunes.

Click the link for station(s) in your area below.

http://www.classicartsshowcase.org/
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'mystery' bus stop. (1980s....or 70s?)


eBay

Does anyone recognize this bus-stop?
Various members have already identified the location of this stop, so I thought I'd add a couple of current pictures. The first is the closest I could get to the original with GSV.


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And here's a 45-degree view looking east. The stop is on the El Monte Busway just east of N State Street.


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