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Isn't that the same house in the background of this picture from BRR's post?

Undated, but probably late '30s e.g., '37
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics06/00022981.jpg
Good eye KevinW, I believe you're correct. I didn't even notice the "maehome" structure in this photograph.
(I was referring to a different pic in BRR's post)
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Old Posted Jun 10, 2013, 12:37 AM
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Angels Flight and the back of the Pan American Building 1969

kodachrome slide/ebay
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The Pan American Building is also visible in this bw...also from the 1960s. (the Million Dollar Theater building is visible at right)


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Angels Flight is out of frame to the right.
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Old Posted Jun 10, 2013, 12:50 AM
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A day by the sea.....

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Something seemed familiar.


Conductor, "I've got sand everywhere!"
http://www.uncanny.net/~wetzel/redondobeachline.jpg

The lonely trolley gliding along the beach. Lovely photo and filled with noir.
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Old Posted Jun 10, 2013, 2:15 AM
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-retouching Joan Blondell. (as if she needed it)


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Good eye KevinW, I believe you're correct. I didn't even notice the "maehome" structure in this photograph.
(I was referring to a different pic in BRR's post)
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I don't know if I am right but the dark blotches on the beaches look like tar. I remember in the early fifties Santa Monica beach had a lot of tar washing up on the beach. It was gooey stuff.
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Old Posted Jun 10, 2013, 2:49 AM
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posted earlier today




I believe this might be a reference to my "maehouse"?


http://www.johnlydon.com/times04.html
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I always associate Playa Del Ray with Anissa Jones who played Buffy Davis on Family Affair. Here are some links.

The overdose death of Anissa Jones.

A tour of Playa Del Ray.
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Just out of curiosity, on the previous page, what in the heck are all those people at the West Port Beach Club looking at?!? They seem to be fixated on something going on outside the frame...
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Just out of curiosity, on the previous page, what in the heck are all those people at the West Port Beach Club looking at?!? They seem to be fixated on something going on outside the frame...



As best I can tell, it is "a pool show." (Before TV and computer generated graphics, folks were content to stare at pools. If you were thinking "Goat Gland Extravaganza", that was rarely advertised, Doctor supervised and performed by candle light on Catalina - or Monkey Island! Photographer, Herman Schultheis, was evidently attracted to many things, architectural. )

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Men and women in bathing suits stand around the Westport Beach Club pool watching someone who has hit the water from the slide.

1937
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00096/00096797.jpg

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http://jpg1.lapl.org/00096/00096802.jpg


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Old Posted Jun 10, 2013, 3:50 PM
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I have a question about Bob Brooks' Seven Seas. What is this "Rain on the Roof" mentioned in it's advertising?



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Was it mostly a 'sound' thing...like rain hitting a tin roof? ...or could you actually see the rain? (through faux windows)
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Old Posted Jun 10, 2013, 3:56 PM
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more on Bob Brooks' 7 Seas.


http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/




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souvenir folder with photo



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http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/


I believe this is the 7 Seas building today

gsv



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I was hoping to locate a vintage exterior photograph, but most cameras at the time were aimed across the street to Grauman's Chinese Theater.
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Old Posted Jun 10, 2013, 4:34 PM
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Los Angeles Herald 1905

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/
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Happy Anniversary Noirish Los Angeles!!!

Happy Anniversary ethereal_reality (Bruce)!

I just noticed that your innaugural post was four years ago tonight. Many thank you's, once again, for creating this incredible place that has brought so much enjoyment and education. Here's to many more years of the same

~Jon Paul

A very deserved repost of what started it all!
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I lived in L.A. for 8 years and still hold it in high esteem.
I recently spent several months going through some 50,000+ photos from the USC Digital Archives* and the Los Angeles Public Library.

Many of the photographs have a romantic quality to them.
I always felt this was a 'noir' city, especially in the winter when the warm Santa Ana winds swept through the basin.

I lived on Hancock between Santa Monica Blvd. and Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood.
Amazingly, the small bungalow where I lived is still there.

Enough said:
Here are the photographs of Los Angeles.
I will continue posting them over the next several months.

Please feel free to ADD any old L.A. photos you might have.

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*IMPORTANT NOTICE

"The University of Southern California owns copyright to many of the images posted in this forum. The original images and descriptive metadata
can be found in the USC Digital Library <http://digitallibrary.usc.edu>, along with rights and licensing information."





http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...M-N-9439-014~1

above: Los Angeles, New Year's Eve. December 31, 1951







from city Hall 1952.






http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...W-02-75-1-ISLA

above: downtown L.A. looking northeast, around 1965






http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...M-N-9413-001~1


above: This is one of my favorites! The rotating beacon is visible atop City Hall,
and a portion of Bunker Hill can be seen on the lower left. The year is 1951.







The same scene in daylight. 1951







The Richfield tower can be seen in the distance.





The Richfield Building with it's 146-foot tower in 1955







Downtown from the south in the 1930s.
Note the Richfield Building in the far distance.

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Old Posted Jun 10, 2013, 6:54 PM
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John Wayne - owned a cottage on the Beach In Laguna Beach Cali- - it had a funicular
from the roadside upper house going down to the beachside cottage-
The elevator - was working the day I visited the location in 1974.
But I have not been able to find anymore about John Wayne's Laguna Beach residence ?
The set up was very similar to this one posted earlier ...(Santa Barbara)

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Old Posted Jun 10, 2013, 7:01 PM
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Happy Anniversary noirish Los Angeles !
I just noticed the inaugural post was four years ago tonight. Here's to many more years of the same

~Jon Paul
Thank you Jon Paul.
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Many communities have their own "Dogtown." E.g., St. Louis. Santa Monica, especially near Ocean Park,
is occasionally given the moniker, "Dogtown." Is there a definitive reason for/origin of the nickname as used in SM?

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r...VLTD/SMPC2.jpg

The North Industrial District is also known as Dogtown. (the city's first dog pounds were located in the area)


wikimapia

additional info.

http://www.amoeba.com/blog/2013/03/e...s-dogtown.html


Dogtown area

google aerial


artist's map of Dogtown

https://www.facebook.com/Pendersleig...ns.cartography
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noir note:

Dogtown was the site of an unsolved body dump at Elmyra St. and North Main/the same year as the Black Dahlia murder. (1947)




we first covered it here.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=6420

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Happy Anniversary ethereal_reality (Bruce)!

I just noticed that your innaugural post was four years ago tonight. Many thank you's, once again, for creating this incredible place that has brought so much enjoyment and education. Here's to many more years of the same

~Jon Paul

I'd like to second that. Thank you too e_r for putting up with our many digressions.
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Los Angeles Herald 1894

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THANKS for cleaning up this photograph of Martha Vickers Graybeard. It was really a mess.


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Martha Vickers plays a very noirish character in "The Big Sleep", trying to seduce Humphrey Bogart. Drug addict, nymphomaniac and criminal.

http://www.jonathanrosenbaum.com/?p=6643


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