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I never have any problems with Postimage.org:

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https://postimages.org/about

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You can see how thick the window glass is in Mickey Cohen's bullet proof Cadillac.


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Hey Odin....here is an image I just uploaded from PostImage. Thanks for the info. I hope this is not one of those bait and switch sites that signs up a million people for free and then says...."oh, now we will charge you $400 a year to use our site or we delete all your linked photos." Once was enough of that baloney.

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Looking southeast, with the camera atop the County Courthouse (a favorite among the large-format photographers of the day). The buildings in the extreme lower-right corner are facing New High Street. We can see (left-center middle distance) a little section of San Pedro Street (later Wilmington then Weller and finally Astronaut Ellison S. Onizuka Street) pointing almost directly at the camera. This section of San Pedro/Weller/Onizuka is only one block long running from 2nd Street (and San Pedro) to 1st and Los Angeles Streets (nearer the camera). This is one very good and consistent reference point telling us we're on the County Courthouse. Nearer the camera (left near foreground) we can see the infamous Vienna Buffet, on Court Street between Spring and Main Streets, just poking out around the corner of the J.A. Bullard Building (5 stories with the domed turreted corner). St. Vibiana's Cathedral can be seen (center-right, middle distance) at Main and 2nd Streets and the Orpheum Grand Opera House at Main and 1st. To the right of St. Vibiana's you can see the unique round structure of the Panorama Skating Rink at 320 S. Main Street although the rink itself set well back from the street and was accessed through a long covered walkway. An altogether nice shot.

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Thank you for that wonderful information, MichaelRyerson!

Besides St. Vibiana, the only building that I recognize is the Panorama Skating Rink. Lots of great information about that building here.




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I agree with FredH. Here's a head-on view of the tunnel from after Broadway was lowered. The angle of the railing to the left of the child coupled with angle of the tracks means he must be at the top. I ruled out position "2" because although the railing slopes the right way, there appears to be a protruding balcony in the second image which isn't seen in the original picture.


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Amazingly good image lifted from a frame from Chaplin's first film 'Making a Living' (1914) which accurately dates it. So much to like about this image. This is well before the tunnel was recast with the roadbed lowered and the south entrance is still here quite low overhead. You can appreciate the crest of the roadbed occurring right at the tunnel entrance here as you can look through the tunnel downwards to the north portal and the intersection with Sunset Boulevard. Also we catch a pedestrian on the stairs to the right, have a clear look at the Alhambra Hotel/Apartments (white building on the right) nearly ten years before it is moved sixty feet north (closer to the hill) to accommodate the construction of the new Hall of Justice (1924). The Alhambra annex is seen at left. Good view of the flagpole up on Fort Moore Hill, can really appreciate the girth of the pole here. Get just a glimpse of the Hancock Banning house behind the date palm trees directly over the top of the Alhambra cornice on the right (the Banning house has the spiked roof!). To the left of the palm trees is a glimpse of the Milo Baker house (the Hilliker house, which will be between the Banning and Baker houses, has not yet been built). Love this picture.

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'mystery' aerial eBay.....Los Angeles 12/07/1940



Written along the bottom:..."Fletcher Field for Resolute Passenger Service"
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Passenger service at this location? Isn't this Atwater Village?

Does 'Fletcher Field' or 'Resolute' ring any bells?

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'mystery' aerial eBay.....Los Angeles 12/07/1940



Written along the bottom:..."Fletcher Field for Resolute Passenger Service"
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Passenger service at this location? Isn't this Atwater Village?

Does 'Fletcher Field' or 'Resolute' ring any bells?

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Fletcher is the street at the bottom left of the photo. The LA River runs parallel to the 5 until it gets close to the 2 which runs just south of Fletcher where it bends to the east. I'm thinking Fletcher Fields would be the area south of Fletcher, west of San Fernando and east of the river. The Taylor Yards were to the south. The only passenger station would be Glendale(Atwater Tract Office until 1922), about a mile northwest of Fletcher.
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Thanks Bill. I appreciate the help, buddy.

I am bound and determined to find information on Resolute Passenger Operation.


and figure out whatever this structure is. (batting cage?) (aviary?)


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Your guess is as good as mine.


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I don't know if this helps, but the aerial below is also from 1940. The road at the left is Fletcher Drive. Today, the Glendale Freeway goes through the block to the right of Fletcher Drive.

NB. I've rotated this image by 45 degrees - Fletcher actually goes south-west to north-east.


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For comparison, here's a closer look at the landing area in the eBay photo.


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Thanks Bill. I appreciate the help, buddy.

I am bound and determined to find information on Resolute Passenger Operation.


and figure out whatever this structure is. (batting cage?) (aviary?)


DETAIL

Your guess is as good as mine.
Support for a billboard? The billboard being on the left side of said structure.
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Maybe CBD...but that doesn't explain the odd 'interior space'. A billboard frame wouldn't be nearly that complicated, would it?
(but you're probably right.....what else could it be)





Guess What. ... I believe I solved the "Resolute Passenger Service" mystery!

"Goodyear did not operate advertising its advertising blimps during WII.
At the beginning of the war the U.S. Navy took command of Goodyear's five advertising blimps
(the Resolute, Enterprise, Reliance, Rainbow and Ranger) and operated them as Navy blimps L-4 through L-8."



Here is a rather romantic image of the Goodyear Blimp, 'Resolute'.


https://www.airships.net/blog/great-...limp-resolute/




and as L-4.


airships.net ...........................................................................................................................................Could this be Fletcher Field?


I can't explain why the ebay pic mentions a 'passenger operation'. I don't believe you could squeeze more than a dozen passengers in that...ummm.....pod-thing. (I can't think of the technical term)



And as someone mentioned earlier, Grand Central Airport in Glendale was nearby..
Does anyone know: Did blimps, or dirigibles, ever land at Grand Central Airport?


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Support for a billboard? The billboard being on the left side of said structure.
The billboard seems to have two sides...its an "L" shape. That may be the reason for the large wood support structure. Things were primitive in those days.


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I'm trying to i.d. this corner....from some raw footage shot for KTLA news on 6/15/73....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz__CrlePJ8














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I'm trying to i.d. this corner....from some raw footage shot for KTLA news on 6/15/73....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz__CrlePJ8


Corner of Hollywood Blvd and Bronson Ave, looking north/west: https://www.google.com/maps/@34.1016...2!8i6656?hl=en

The liquor store is still there, and so is the Union 76 station where the cars are filling up their gas tanks. Note the Capitol Records building in the left background.

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The building in this photo is the Scientology Celebrity Centre.

Here's the layout, plus a link to the same view on Google Maps:



https://www.google.com/maps/place/Do....2467693?hl=en

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Yeah, Ellroy's a piece of work. Grievously hurt as a child, so entitled to sympathy as a person but not as a writer. I grew up listening to cop talk around the dinner table, had occasion to work with law enforcement before retiring, and I never heard anybody talk even remotely like that article. "Brace" for interview? It's a military term. "Wits" for witnesses? And I'm to believe somebody used the term "reefer" in the 1970's?

Sigh. But 'tis the Season, so let's give Ellroy a pass. Best Wishes for the Holidays to all the Noirishers

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I'm trying to i.d. this corner....from some raw footage shot for KTLA news on 6/15/73....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz__CrlePJ8


OF COURSE, I had to make an attempt to figure out the other locations in that video...

This one is easy:





Looking down 5th Street towards Pershing Square, the Biltmore on the right:




(animated GIF) I have NO idea!
Looks like Wilshire Blvd to me... too bad I can't read the street sign that shows up briefly:


I'm pretty sure this is looking west, with the corner of Grand and 6th in the center of the image:




Absolutely NO idea - if you can figure this one out, you're a GOD among noirishers. Pershing Square, perhaps, maybe the library?


NO IDEA. Note the sign buried in the tree on the right that appears to say “Wilshire”:



NO IDEA. Note the sign on the right that says “7th Street”:



Sixth and Olive, looking south:



NO IDEA:


NO IDEA:


Anybody care to take a shot at the unidentified images?
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Maybe CBD...but that doesn't explain the odd 'interior space'. A billboard frame wouldn't be nearly that complicated, would it?
(but you're probably right.....what else could it be)





Guess What. ... I believe I solved the "Resolute Passenger Service" mystery!

"Goodyear did not operate advertising its advertising blimps during WII.
At the beginning of the war the U.S. Navy took command of Goodyear's five advertising blimps
(the Resolute, Enterprise, Reliance, Rainbow and Ranger) and operated them as Navy blimps L-4 through L-8."



Here is a rather romantic image of the Goodyear Blimp, 'Resolute'.


https://www.airships.net/blog/great-...limp-resolute/




and as L-4.


airships.net ...........................................................................................................................................Could this be Fletcher Field?


I can't explain why the ebay pic mentions a 'passenger operation'. I don't believe you could squeeze more than a dozen passengers in that...ummm.....pod-thing. (I can't think of the technical term)



And as someone mentioned earlier, Grand Central Airport in Glendale was nearby..
Does anyone know: Did blimps, or dirigibles, ever land at Grand Central Airport?


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NNED



I think blimps might have been what was planned here. With the other two airfields close by, landing more planes might have been tight.


Abandoned and Little Known Airfields


I read something that a blimp was developed at Grand Central Airport, but before they flew it, a faulty valve stuck open and blew out all the rivets.
The guy went broke and pushed it back into the hanger. There might have been some others though.


OK - Here is a blimp landing at Grand Central Airport



Abandoned and Little Known Airfields


Also: As you may recall, the National Guard Airfield became the Roger Young Village for returning WW2 veterans after the war.


Abandoned and Little Known Airfields

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and as L-4.


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I can't explain why the ebay pic mentions a 'passenger operation'. I don't believe you could squeeze more than a dozen passengers in that...ummm.....pod-thing. (I can't think of the technical term)
The "pod-thing" is called a gondola on airships.
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OF COURSE, I had to make an attempt to figure out the other locations in that video...



NO IDEA. Note the sign on the right that says “7th Street”:





Anybody care to take a shot at the unidentified images?
Sure, the one above is 7th and Olive looking south. The B of A is now the Hotel NoMad, the building across the street is still there and has a 7-11 on the ground floor, and the white building with the windows is the old Federal Reserve building(now the Reserve lofts).
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OF COURSE, I had to make an attempt to figure out the other locations in that video...


NO IDEA:


Anybody care to take a shot at the unidentified images?
I'll try another, that's 5th and Olive; Googlies is on the left. I think the shot previous to that one is 6th and Grand(AT&T building), but some things don't seen right about my guess. The previous shot is 6th and Olive.

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