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Old Posted Jun 21, 2011, 2:49 AM
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Negatives for sale on ebay today.



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Thanks for sharing these, ethereal_reality. Of all the landmarks in Hollywood that have disappeared, I think NBC's West Coast Radio City is the one I most wish still existed. None of the buildings currently in Hollywood convey such elegance.
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2011, 11:12 AM
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...................................They are, to their, credit, certainly adding new things all the time...goodness knows what they have lurking within!.........................................
yes indeed the LAPL is on an adding spree! having searched endlessly in the past with the often used, bunker hill keyword and almost always seemingly getting the same image results for years, all of a sudden this morning, resulted in a plethora of new images!

such as,

Angel Week Fashion Show at the Flight! October 21 1965

"Fashion seminars by the Broadway, part of Angel Week festivities, will feature two-piece knits for the working girl headquartered in business district of downtown Los Angeles."


Source: LAPL

"Angel's Flight fashions for Angel Week include career bound paisley printed sheer wool skimmer shift."


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of course, during the other 51 weeks of the year, examples of angels flight haute couture is represented in the image below..........................


Source: LAPL

actually, the angel fashion show was part of the annual Angel Ball sponsored by St. Anne's Foundation, (which until i saw these images, i honestly had never heard of before),

this image was taken to advertise the 1962 Angel Ball


Source: LAPL



ahhhh............good times......good times

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Old Posted Jun 22, 2011, 2:03 AM
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Thanks for sharing these, ethereal_reality. Of all the landmarks in Hollywood that have disappeared, I think NBC's West Coast Radio City is the one I most wish still existed. None of the buildings currently in Hollywood convey such elegance.
I have to agree with you Handsome Stranger.

In case you missed this earlier post.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1500

If I remember correctly, gsjansen posted a wonderful photo of the mural in the enormous lobby.
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Old Posted Jun 22, 2011, 2:19 AM
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High above the streets of downtown Los Angeles a little girl performs death-defying acts.



lapl





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Both photos are circa 1930.
Notice the 'mission revival' rooftop of the Herald Examiner Building in the photograph above.



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Old Posted Jun 22, 2011, 2:42 AM
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I found this on ebay this week / A night view from city hall, circa 1928.


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Marineland of the Pacific

Marineland of the Pacific was a public oceanarium and tourist attraction located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula coast in Los Angeles County, California, USA. Architect William Pereira designed the main structure.

When it opened in 1954, one year before Disneyland, Marineland of the Pacific was the world's largest oceanarium. The owners of Seaworld in San Diego bought it in 1987 and closed it six weeks later. Much of the infrastructure was left abandoned for nearly 20 years. Marineland's most visible landmark, the 414-foot (126 m) high Sky Tower, remained standing until 1995. The Marineland Restaurant continued operating through 2004 as the "Catalina Room" (where Santa Catalina Island was visible on a clear day). Several other structures remained through 2006.


Marineland of the Pacific in the 1950s.
http://www.image-archeology.com/mari...pacific_CA.htm


Sky Tower
http://www.image-archeology.com/mari...pacific_CA.htm
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If I remember correctly, gsjansen posted a wonderful photo of the mural in the enormous lobby.

Source: LAPL

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and once again......some more mickey............

grieving at the casket of his beloved bulldog, mickey jr. - june 28th, 1960


Source: LAPL

mickey and mickey jr. in happier times - may 14th 1951


Source: LAPL


mickey paying last respects to johnny stompanato - april 9th, 1958


Source: LAPL

mickey and johnny in happier times walking along the west side of broadway between temple and 1st. the view is looking south on broadway, the hotel broadway which was adjacent to court flight can be seen down the block - august 7, 1941


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i know it's wrong to covet, but dayum! gotta get me some mickey wing tips!
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Marineland of the Pacific

Marineland of the Pacific was a public oceanarium and tourist attraction located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula coast in Los Angeles County, California, USA. Architect William Pereira designed the main structure.

When it opened in 1954, one year before Disneyland, Marineland of the Pacific was the world's largest oceanarium. The owners of Seaworld in San Diego bought it in 1987 and closed it six weeks later. Much of the infrastructure was left abandoned for nearly 20 years. Marineland's most visible landmark, the 414-foot (126 m) high Sky Tower, remained standing until 1995. The Marineland Restaurant continued operating through 2004 as the "Catalina Room" (where Santa Catalina Island was visible on a clear day). Several other structures remained through 2006.


Marineland of the Pacific in the 1950s.
http://www.image-archeology.com/mari...pacific_CA.htm


Sky Tower
http://www.image-archeology.com/mari...pacific_CA.htm

I visited it with my family in the late 50s. It's a shame it was torn down.
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Ghost sign for the Mt. Lowe Railway.





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While taking my second journey through the entire thread, I have come across many small, rather humerous details in photos that I did not pick up on intially. (aka my OCD for focusing on the minutiae)

In this photo that etheral_reality posted in December I noticed that all the posters for republican candidates are in great shape and the ones for the democrat have been defaced. Ahhh, the pleasantries of politics have always been with us!
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Remembering Marineland

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I visited it with my family in the late 50s. It's a shame it was torn down.
I agree! My uncle took my sister and I there in the summer of '66 and we had an incredible time. It was a very memorable day for two kids from landlocked New Mexico.
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Old Posted Jun 22, 2011, 10:08 PM
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More Minutiae from F3

[QUOTE=ethereal_reality;4815266]Three photos of Little Tokyo on Dec. 7, 1941...just after the attack.




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YOU, in the car with the finger, RUDE!!!

Photo originally posted by e_r in 4/10
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Three photos of Little Tokyo on Dec. 7, 1941...just after the attack.




ucla archive

YOU, in the car with the finger, RUDE!!!

Photo originally posted by e_r in 4/10
Hm, I didn't notice that before; I'm gonna put this pic on my facebook wall.

Another hmm... maybe the driver was signaling a right-hand turn with his arm? Turn signals were only just patented in 1938, after all; naah, he was flipping the bird.
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Old Posted Jun 23, 2011, 8:17 PM
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for quite awile i've looked at this photograph from time to time. it finally registered within me what it was that i am looking at.

this is taken in 1948 looking south at the begining of the construction of the 101 hollywood/harbor freeway interchange.

on the far right of the photograph is the rochester facing temple, and on the left are the homes on the east side of court circle about to be demolished to make way for the harbor freeway.

if you look closely you can see the outline of court circle curving in the center of the photograph


Source: LAPL

1970 aerial looking south east across the interchange.

the north side of court circle still exists, rochester house is visible on figueroa just west of the harbor freeway


Source: LAPL

a 1963 aerial of the interchange


Source: LAPL

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Not noirish but fun

Fun pictures I found on another thread

Women auditioning at the Biltmore Hotel for Billy Rose's Aquacade featured at the 1940 Golden Gate International Exposition

Pat Hall, "Miss 7-Cent Cup of Coffee, 1950," serving William E. Kinman coffee while wearing a bikini, Los Angeles, Calif., 1950

The most important thing to me is that after two weeks I think I finally figured out how to upload pictures! That's me, baby steps...

but then again, maybe not SIGH

Pictures courtesy H.A.M.B. Forums

Now I got it!!! Flickr bad, Imageshack good

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You almost have it, Fab Fifties Fan, just make sure that on the closing tag, you have a slash. Example:

[img]website[/img]

Also, the website has to end in the file extension of the image, like .jpg, .gif, etc.--I think.
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You almost have it, Fab Fifties Fan, just make sure that on the closing tag, you have a slash. Example:

[img]website[/img]

Also, the website has to end in the file extension of the image, like .jpg, .gif, etc.--I think.
Thanks sopas_ej! I have tried evry way that I can think of but to no avail. I will have my 13 year old twin grandsons help me, they will have it mastered in seconds!!!
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in order to post photos, they must be 1st uploaded to a photo sharing site such as flickr.

once the photos are there you right click on the photograph and select the copy image location tab



once you have done that, to insert the photograph into a forum post, you select the button that looks like a mountain range agasint a yellow background with a grey sun

(i have highlighted the button with my nifty little purple crayon that i borrowed from harold)



that will bring up a dialog box that looks like this



paste the image location form step one into the box, click ok.............................


and ...................viola! photo is now in post!

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Photo debacle solved

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in order to post photos, they must be 1st uploaded to a photo sharing site such as flickr.

once the photos are there you right click on the photograph and select the copy image location tab



once you have done that, to insert the photograph into a forum post, you select the button that looks like a mountain range agasint a yellow background with a grey sun

(i have highlighted the button with my nifty little purple crayon that i borrowed from harold)



that will bring up a dialog box that looks like this



paste the image location form step one into the box, click ok.............................


and ...................viola! photo is now in post!
Thank you for your help gsjansen!!! It turns out that it was caused by a new security setting in Flickr, where my photos were stored. I moved them to Imageshack and they uploaded perfectly to the thread!
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And now some noir...

Snowden House at 5121 Franklin Ave. in Los Feliz. Originally designed and built by Lloyd Wright (son of Frank Lloyd Wright) for John Snowden in 1926. Nicknamed by residents of Los Feliz as "The Jaws House", this architectural marvel has seen its share of noir.


Snowden House 1940's

In both his books "Black Dahlia Avenger" and "Most Evil", author Steve Hodel a retired LAPD Detective, maintains that his father Dr. George Hodel tortured, killed and dissected Elizabeth Short in this house. Dr. Hodel owned the house from 1945-51.


Dr. George Hodel 1950 - Elizabeth Short 1946

In "Most Evil", Steve Hodel also draws startling connections between his father and many other unsolved murders of women in 1940's Los Angeles. It's quite the read!


Snowden House 2010

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