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Old Posted Nov 11, 2019, 11:50 AM
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I went to No. Hollywood High (Go Huskies!) & there are many well known alumni. In my next post maybe I'll list them (the famous composer John Williams was one).
Hey, a fellow Husky! So many fond memories of Yum Yum Donuts and Taco Bell.

I'd love to hear about our famous alumni!
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Mystery location.

I happened upon this interesting photograph of Mishkon Tephilo members posing by the foundation of their future synagogue in Venice, California.


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This lettering appears when the mouse traveling over the pic..





Off in the distance, there is a sign that appears to say LICK PIER #1, a good sized apartment building named AD_HR _ _ I or D #2, and a railroad crossing #3.


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I found two different addresses for Temple Mishkon Tephilo.

201 Main Street. (Front)
HERE

201 Hampton Drive. (Back)
HERE

I thought I had solved the mystery using the Hampton Dr. address but as I was posting my findings my theory fell apart.

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Maybe the Admiral Apartments at 29 Navy Street in Venice?



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Old Posted Nov 12, 2019, 2:34 AM
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Yep. The front of the temple faces west and looks straight down Navy St.


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Looking west on Navy.


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The Admiral Apartment building looks so faaaaaaaaaaar away!

For some reason I thought the old photo was looking south and the Lick Pier sign was perhaps a parking lot on Rose Avenue. (Lick Pier was at the end of Rose Ave.)

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The synagogue's architecture is Spartan Functional Military in style.


"In 1940, the growing congregation raised funds and began excavating to build a bigger facility. But as World War II intensified,
construction materials were diverted to the war effort, and the project halted. The hole in the ground yawned open for years. When
the war ended, congregants were keen to resume building, but hiring an architect would be costly. So the synagogue’s then‐president
asked his stepson, a returning Navy veteran, to take over the job. The young engineer had been a Seabee in the South Pacific, part of
a construction battalion charged with building military bases to house the U.S. invasion forces. Could building a synagogue be so diff-
erent? Turns out not — the Seabee dug through his old blueprints from the war and, with a few modifications, drew up a Spartan but
functional plan. Mishkon’s downstairs social hall is easily recognizable as a standard mess hall and the sanctuary above it as a military
base theater."


https://www.mishkon.org/history
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Looking west on Navy.


GSV

The Admiral Apartment building looks so faaaaaaaaaaar away!

For some reason I thought the old photo was looking south and the Lick Pier sign was perhaps a parking lot on Rose Avenue. (Lick Pier was at the end of Rose Ave.)

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Might be time for a cautionary tale about judging straight-ahead distances when cruising about town in the Googlemobile. The lenses they employ are necessarily wide-angle, and that exaggerates apparent distances relative to most standard focal length camera lenses. Some of my searches here at NLA and also at the railway museum have forced me to learn (and re-learn and re-re-learn) this lesson the hard way. Please feel free to profit from my inexperience.
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Hey, a fellow Husky! So many fond memories of Yum Yum Donuts and Taco Bell.

I'd love to hear about our famous alumni!
Just a small sample: Mayim Bialik, Adam Corolla, Nick Cassavetes, Bert Convy, Teri Garr, Cuba Gooding, Alan Ladd, Susan Sontag, Michael Tilson Thomas, John Williams

My memorable NoHoHS teachers from the late 1960s:

Lyle Wolfe, history. Very funny but a very good teacher. Retired a few years later and opened a bed & breakfast in Vermont with his wife, just like that Newhart show! Looked like Jonathan Winters and did a pretty good imitation of him.

Mr. Corbin, physics. His experiments were always fun.

Mr. Kazanznak & Mr. Lerner, math (Lerner was a part timer who taught calculus and made it easy).

Mr. Kennedy, biology

Mr. Doucette, English. When you gave the right answer or said something clever he would shout "Good man!". As funny as Mr. Wolfe, made literature fun. Like Robin Williams' Mr. Keating in "Dead Poet's Society". He actually said "Carpe diem!" often, 20 years before DPS was released in 1989. Maybe he was the model for Mr. Keating, although the film was set in a northeastern prep school.

Did you also go to Walter Reed Jr. HS? Lots of famous alum there. Great Middle School.

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Husky Noir ..... I guess.



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Old Posted Nov 12, 2019, 11:44 AM
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Just a small sample: Mayim Bialik, Adam Corolla, Nick Cassavetes, Bert Convy, Teri Garr, Cuba Gooding, Alan Ladd, Susan Sontag, Michael Tilson Thomas, John Williams
That's a great list, CaliNative! I never knew about John Williams(!!), of whom I am a huge fan.

I just checked this list: Notable alumni

... and realized that I personally knew two of the people on it: Brent Fischer, from whom I took music lessons, and porn star Christy Canyon (who I knew by her real name, Missy Bardizbanian). I kind of knew Molly Ringwald (I actually knew her brother, Kelly), and while I used to see her at NHHS all the time, she's not on that list for some reason.

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My memorable NoHoHS teachers from the late 1960s:

Lyle Wolfe, history. Very funny but a very good teacher. Retired a few years later and opened a bed & breakfast in Vermont with his wife, just like that Newhart show! Looked like Jonathan Winters and did a pretty good imitation of him.

Mr. Corbin, physics. His experiments were always fun.

Mr. Kazanznak & Mr. Lerner, math (Lerner was a part timer who taught calculus and made it easy).

Mr. Kennedy, biology

Mr. Doucette, English. When you gave the right answer or said something clever he would shout "Good man!". As funny as Mr. Wolfe, made literature fun. Like Robin Williams' Mr. Keating in "Dead Poet's Society". He actually said "Carpe diem!" often, 20 years before DPS was released in 1989. Maybe he was the model for Mr. Keating, although the film was set in a northeastern prep school.
I attended NHHS in the eighties, and most of the names on your list don't ring a bell with me. However, I clearly remember Mr. Kazanznak, who I had for homeroom.

I'll admit, I came to be not particularly fond of him. He had a previous student named Kirk, who apparently was a real troublemaker. I guess I physically resembled Kirk, as it quickly became apparent that Mr. Kazanznak actually thought that I was Kirk.

From the very first day I entered his classroom, Mr. Kazanznak would make it a point to harass and embarrass me in front of the entire homeroom class - all because he thought I was some guy named Kirk.

He'd say things to me like “How are you going to screw up my class today, Kirk?” Sometimes he would greet me with “I know it's asking a lot, but try not to be a total jackass today, Kirk!” And when he'd give us a stack of papers to take one and pass the others back, he'd say “You think your simple mind can handle such a complex task, Kirk?” And then the entire class would laugh at me.

I told him over and over again that I was NOT Kirk, but it never stuck. He'd mumble “oh yeah, sorry” - and three days later he'd start up with the “Kirk” insults again.

I was a shy, quiet student who never made a peep, so I could never understand how Mr. Kazanznak could repeatedly mistake me for some loud rabble rouser/class disrupter.

I complained about this to my counselor so many times that she finally switched me to another homeroom. Believe me, I rejoiced at her decision - it's not easy being in a class where the teacher routinely makes a public mockery out of you because he thinks you're somebody else.

My apologies for not having a more pleasant memory of the man, CaliNative. I know it sounds like I'm carrying a chip on my shoulder but honestly, I haven't even thought of this stuff for ten or twenty years.

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Did you also go to Walter Reed Jr. HS? Lots of famous alum there. Great Middle School.
I attended Walter Reed, it was such a beautiful school. Lots of good memories there, too! And I'm still best friends with a guy I met there in eighth grade!
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Mystery of "What's under the tent?"


I know that we have previously seen THIS photograph of the old RCA Victor Studios [1510 Vine Street] on NLA.


But this photograph, taken around the same period of time (late 1950s?), shows a temporary tent set up on the front lawn.


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If you look closely, there are a group of boys men admiring, what appears to be, a futuristic airplane. (it might be a BELL X-1)


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And, in front of the tent, there is a yellow banner advertising the radio show, Truth or Consequences. (1940 - 1957)

I've been trying to figure out the connection between the mystery airplane and the radio show but I need some help.





We can't ask this dude because he was on his cell phone and didn't notice the tent.






I tried to find the old post but the search word "victor" gave me over five pages of results. To narrow it down, I tried "rca victor" and received ZERO results.

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That's a great list, CaliNative! I never knew about John Williams(!!), of whom I am a huge fan.

I just checked this list: Notable alumni

... and realized that I personally knew two of the people on it: Brent Fischer, from whom I took music lessons, and porn star Christy Canyon (who I knew by her real name, Missy Bardizbanian). I kind of knew Molly Ringwald (I actually knew her brother, Kelly), and while I used to see her at NHHS all the time, she's not on that list for some reason.


I attended NHHS in the eighties, and most of the names on your list don't ring a bell with me. However, I clearly remember Mr. Kazanznak, who I had for homeroom.

I'll admit, I came to be not particularly fond of him. He had a previous student named Kirk, who apparently was a real troublemaker. I guess I physically resembled Kirk, as it quickly became apparent that Mr. Kazanznak actually thought that I was Kirk.

From the very first day I entered his classroom, Mr. Kazanznak would make it a point to harass and embarrass me in front of the entire homeroom class - all because he thought I was some guy named Kirk.

He'd say things to me like “How are you going to screw up my class today, Kirk?” Sometimes he would greet me with “I know it's asking a lot, but try not to be a total jackass today, Kirk!” And when he'd give us a stack of papers to take one and pass the others back, he'd say “You think your simple mind can handle such a complex task, Kirk?” And then the entire class would laugh at me.

I told him over and over again that I was NOT Kirk, but it never stuck. He'd mumble “oh yeah, sorry” - and three days later he'd start up with the “Kirk” insults again.

I was a shy, quiet student who never made a peep, so I could never understand how Mr. Kazanznak could repeatedly mistake me for some loud rabble rouser/class disrupter.

I complained about this to my counselor so many times that she finally switched me to another homeroom. Believe me, I rejoiced at her decision - it's not easy being in a class where the teacher routinely makes a public mockery out of you because he thinks you're somebody else.

My apologies for not having a more pleasant memory of the man, CaliNative. I know it sounds like I'm carrying a chip on my shoulder but honestly, I haven't even thought of this stuff for ten or twenty years.


I attended Walter Reed, it was such a beautiful school. Lots of good memories there, too! And I'm still best friends with a guy I met there in eighth grade!
Kazanznak may have changed from the late 1960s to when you want there. I learned a lot from him but you are correct, he wasn't that friendly. Some teachers burn out. So, at the bottom of my list. "Chip" from "My Three Sons" and his little brother "Ernie" went to NoHo. "Chip" Livingston attended when I was there. He said Fred MacMurray was bored with M3S. I guess he would be after his movie career--Double Indemnity one of the noir greats.

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Paramount Studio

Before the movie was over, Norma was ready for her ....last closeup.

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Mystery of "What's under the tent?"


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If you look closely, there are a group of boys men admiring, what appears to be, a futuristic airplane. (it might be a BELL X-1)


detail


And, in front of the tent, there is a yellow banner advertising the radio show, Truth or Consequences. (1940 - 1957)

I've been trying to figure out the connection between the mystery airplane and the radio show but I need some help.
It's not an X-1 or any of the X series of aircraft. And if you lighten the image it becomes clear that the aircraft is inside a giant clear bottle [!]. Very strange.

Cheers,

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Inside a bottle!?!

The plot thickens.


Thanks Earl.
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Wow! Good eye Earl

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Looks very much like the silhouette of one of those old school land speed record cars like the Blue Flame to me
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Two snippets from the Plane in a Bottle Mystery front.


The Truth or Consequences banner in the picture has Jack Bailey as the host. His stint in that role ran from May 18, 1954, to Sept. 28, 1956.

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


Alison Martino in a post featuring the picture on Facebook, says the model plane in the bottle is a "Douglas D-558 early experimental supersonic test aircraft".

Facebook - Vintage Los Angeles


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Looks right for a D-558-II Skyrocket:



http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/aircraf...THREE-VIEW.jpg

But I think they'd have to trim the wings to get it in that bottle.

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I know that we have previously seen THIS photograph of the old RCA Victor Studios [1510 Vine Street] on NLA.
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I tried to find the old post but the search word "victor" gave me over five pages of results. To narrow it down, I tried "rca victor" and received ZERO results.
E_R, is this the photo, perhaps, you were looking for? This one is dated 1949. I searched a bit on NLA, but nada...This one I found on Martin Turnbull's site.

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I don't recall seeing this photo dated 1966 before:

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The Warner Theater is playing a film I'm not familiar with: An American Dream, based on a Norman Mailer novel. It starred Stuart Whitman and Janet Leigh, with Eleanor Parker, Barry Sullivan, Lloyd Nolan, Murray Hamilton and George Takei. It was apparently a huge flop, so much so that distributors re-titled the film See You in Hell, Darling. It was, however, nominated for a Best Song Oscar for "A Time for Love."

Tony Bennett sings it on Andy Williams' show, 1966:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1WX_LcATSw
(And the winner was: Born Free.)

I love the array of cars parked along the street. What is the red sporty one in front of Coffee Dan's?

The banner hanging across the road (above KFWB and Aldo's) I can't read, except the top two words: National Treasures.

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