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Old Posted Jan 23, 2020, 11:20 PM
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FIVE YEARS LATER:

Here's an interesting snapshot -no doubt- taken by a day-tripper who happened to has his camera at the beach.

"Preparing for Picture Making at Venice, 1922."



I believe that's a portable dressing room in the center. I see a cameraman off to the right. The three box-like containers on the left might be film canisters.


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Old Posted Jan 23, 2020, 11:53 PM
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How the fine art market works:

Video Link
This video...Tells it like it is.

Comment from the video page: "A friend who went to CalArts said the professors only paid attention to the male students they wanted to f***."

Exactly.

At my art college if you were a cute good looking male, you were always the darling of the teachers. The ordinary looking students were mostly ignored.

There was a minority of Professors who did treat all students equally but that was not the usual situation.

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Old Posted Jan 24, 2020, 9:21 PM
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This is a portrait of Joseph Harvey Miles, who lived in Los Angeles from 1901 until his death in 1935. (He lived in Westmoreland Place 1911-1935.) I'm wondering if anyone recognizes the triangular-shaped item on his watch chain....





And if anyone knows anything about photographer George Steckel, whose name seems to be at the lower right corner of the portrait. At least Steckel's name is the one that comes closest of those listed in early 1900s directories....

(A NLA post from May 2014 mentions Steckel:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=21667)

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Old Posted Jan 24, 2020, 10:16 PM
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I'm wondering if anyone recognizes the triangular-shaped item on his watch chain....


G]
My guess would be Knights of Pythias, but I haven't found an exact match.

Cheers,

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Old Posted Jan 25, 2020, 12:16 AM
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Knights of Pythias watch fob.


etsy

This is pretty darn close, Earl.





Or perhaps it's an actual watch


prices4antiques

A circa 1930 Swiss Rolex silver triangular Masonic pocket watch....And it has a secret compartment!



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Old Posted Jan 25, 2020, 4:34 AM
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In re: Miles's watch fob.

Do I see the two legs of a compass projecting at the bottom on either side of the point of the inverted triangle? Aren't compasses Masonic symbology?
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Old Posted Jan 25, 2020, 6:15 AM
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More Broadway LA City Hall leftovers?

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From this

USC


To this

LAPL


To this

Wikipedia


I never knew that the bricks from the old City Hall, built in 1888 on Broadway and demolished after the current one was built in 1928, were then used to build the Heinsberger Decorating Company, still standing and looking great at 7415 Beverly Boulevard.

This is 2965 St. Gregory Road (b. 1930) in the Chevy Chase section of Glendale, which sold for $2.6 million in August 2019.
There are exterior and interior photos at Redfin and other websites.



Nov 2015 GSV (the house is a bit more obscured in more recent GSVs)


I invite you to compare the above home with this residence, shown in the April 12, 1930, Los Angeles Evening Express:



Newspapers.com


The 1931 LA City Directory shows Emery R. Yundt of Pacific Capital living in Glendale, so maybe that's his house.

FWIW, there's nothing in the recent real estate listings for 2965 St. Gregory Road that mentions historic city hall sandstone.

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Here's an ad from the Times of July 13, 1941, containing some fanciful real estate talk re the sandstone of 2965 St. Gregory Road:




More on the 1888 City Hall is here:https://losangeleshistory.blogspot.c...-also-see.html
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Fire at the Richfield Building in 1954.



unknown/possibly ebay

To be honest, I wasn't aware there was ever a fire at the Richfield Building.
Does anyone know the details? It looks rather intense.
Was this, from 2010, ever answered?

It appears that on March 1, 1954, "Fire roared up an elevator shaft in the Richfield Building." For some reason, at the moment I can't get the March 2 issue of the LA Times which supposedly has the story; but this snippet is from a 1987 book by Digby Diehl titled Front Page: A Collection of Historical Headlines.

Edit: I was able to page through the entire March 2 issue of the LAT, but didn't find the story; perhaps my interpretation of the snippet is wrong, so . . . exercise caution . . .

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Old Posted Jan 25, 2020, 5:39 PM
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I believe I have figured out where the 'Vasa - Dagen' party took place....If I am correct, it's now buried beneath the Santa Monica Freeway.



The location is the Swedish-American Auditorium at 1720 S. Flower St.


lapl / 1720 S. Flower Street




It was also known as the Flower Auditorium.


lapl / 1720 S. Flower Street

Have we visited this particular auditorium on NLA?

I've been looking for a vintage aerial that includes the 1700 block of S. Flower Street but, so far, I haven't found one. *pulls hair out*




1720 S. Flower St. today.


GSV


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Pasting ?

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[url="https://www.ebay.com/itm/Large-1916-Group-Photo-of-Vasa-Dagen-Party-at-Los-Angeles-CA/233472904236?hash=item365c11cc2c:g:3-EAAOSwRfNeKNUL"]eBay[/ur
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It has happened before on NLA on another assembly photograph of the same time period. I suspect the heads to be pasted on the bodies. The lighting looks from individual portraits and some of their proportions don’t match with the distance.
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Here's an ad from the Times of July 13, 1941, containing some fanciful real estate talk re the sandstone of 2965 St. Gregory Road:

Sold for $2.6 million on 08/2019!
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Here's an ad from the Times of July 13, 1941, containing some fanciful real estate talk re the sandstone of 2965 St. Gregory Road:

Sold for $2.6 million on 08/2019!
Welcome to Glendale.
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Location solved (?)




I believe I have figured out where the 'Vasa - Dagen' party took place....If I am correct, it's now buried beneath the Santa Monica Freeway.


The location is the Swedish-American Auditorium at 1720 S. Flower St.


lapl / 1720 S. Flower Street


In 1916 the premises at 1720 South Flower was hosting what I assume was the wholesome Swedish fun of the Vasa - Dagen.

Twenty years later, it was another type of fun entirely - craps, blackjack and roulette upstairs ... while the coffin making carried on down below.



rescarta.lapl



Gardena Poker Clubs: A High-Stakes History By Max Votolato
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2020, 3:16 PM
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Illicit noir seeping through the seams of Los Angeles.

That's a great find, Noir Noir.

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Old Posted Jan 26, 2020, 4:47 PM
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From illicit to memorialized

GSV 160th street, Gardena

The pool is small potatoes compared to the town at the California/Nevada state line named after him.
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Was this, from 2010, ever answered?

It appears that on March 1, 1954, "Fire roared up an elevator shaft in the Richfield Building." For some reason, at the moment I can't get the March 2 issue of the LA Times which supposedly has the story; but this snippet is from a 1987 book by Digby Diehl titled Front Page: A Collection of Historical Headlines.

Edit: I was able to page through the entire March 2 issue of the LAT, but didn't find the story; perhaps my interpretation of the snippet is wrong, so . . . exercise caution . . .
I added a bit to the tale of the fire here.

And I think I figured out the March 2nd mystery. You're evidently using Proquest, which has the 9am Late News Final digitized, and which omits the story. Newspapers.com, however, has the regular morning edition with the Richfield story on the front page!



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As long as we're on the subject of the Richfield Building...

Shameless plug for this upcoming event (which I don't feel bad about promoting, since there's no profit involved): the weekend after next, Saturday Feb. 8th, if anyone can sit for ninety interminable minutes on the Richfield, it's y'all. So come on out! (Heck, come on out for no other reason than to see Bolton Hall if you've never been.)

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Old Posted Jan 27, 2020, 8:44 PM
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Shameless plug welcomed.



Here are two original snapshot of the back of the Blackstone Apartment Building taken from a parking lot below.

I happened upon this first.


ebay


Here's a closer look at the entrance.


detail



And a few days I came across this second photograph.


ebay

It appears the person who developed the photograph deliberately 'washed' out the lower portion of the snapshot on purpose.

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Old Posted Jan 27, 2020, 9:22 PM
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I believe this snapshot of a mystery location in Long Beach was taken by the same photographer that took the 'Blackstone' pics.


eBay

At first I thought the building might be a corner of a bustop. . .or a



Here's a closer look at the bottom portion.


detail

Any ideas?

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