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Old Posted Apr 23, 2015, 12:55 AM
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"1333 1/2 Ventura Blvd at Green Acres"

There's no such intersection.

Was there a "Green Acres" thoroughfare that's since been vacated?
13333 is on an extra long block with what-must-once-have-been open land north of it across an alley. Maybe "Green Acres" was something else.

The business card says one could "Ride". Horses need a lot of room. There's that "sparkling" pool too.

This 1946 map of the Valley is too small for me to read. It may be too late anyway.


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Old Posted Apr 23, 2015, 8:48 AM
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There was plenty of room for horses in 1947, although there's only a small building where the current 13333 Ventura Boulevard is located.


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By 1952, the area to the north had really started to fill in.


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Found this one on FB. It seems one of us may have been inquiring there. It's cleaner but clipped and names names.



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Ancestry.com has entries for a Jennie Poll in Los Angeles, b. 1895 or 1893, but I'm not signed up so couldn't dig any deeper.

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In the meantime, if anyone can think of Sunset Strip buildings that they have seen in a film or television series (particularly obscure titles, as I have exhausted the more obvious ones via IMDB), it would be immensely helpful. Thanks in advance.
Hi, I think you could post your screen grabs from the youtube videos, but that's my opinion only.

As for Sunset Strip scenes? I don't know if these will help, and I may not be too specific as I haven't seen these things at all recently, so don't hold me to anything, but:

...the film Man in the Vault has a car driving down Sunset Blvd. They pass the Mocambo nightclub. They also drive down to the Chateau Marmont Hotel and turn up Marmont Lane.

Model Shop is a 1969 Jacques Demy film that I believe has some scenes filmed on the strip.

So does Moment By Moment with Lily Tomlin. She does some shopping on the strip and also I believe she walks by or near Schwab's Drugstore. And, of course, John Travolta's name in this is "Strip"! Lol!

Bugsy has the lead characters going to Ciro's, though I don't know if the outside shots were stock footage or created on a soundstage.

I believe the credits of the TV series The Ugliest Girl in Town have shots on the strip near Horn Ave. and Holloway.

A scene from a first season episode of Southland has a scene shot on Sunset Blvd. in front of the round building, now painted green, that was originally built for a plastic surgeon in 1967. See this NLA post:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=17775

There's an episode of The Andy Griffith Show where they go to Hollywood and drive down the strip showing various places. (I remember Dino's restaurant.)

Are these the kinds of things you mean?
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2015, 7:25 PM
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Model Shop is a 1969 Jacques Demy film that I believe has some scenes filmed on the strip.
By the way, does anyone know? This film is about a guy who is a photographer and he likes to go to a place on Sunset Blvd. (Model Shop) where you buy a ticket and then rent a camera and film, or bring your own, and then pick out a model and they go to a room (I don't know if they're all like this, but the room they go to has bedroom furnishings in it) and then you take photos of the model you've picked out (sexually explixit ones as well). You surrender the film before you leave and they tell you a photo place that will have your pictures ready at a certain time.

Did (do?) these places really exist anywhere? I'd never heard of such a thing before.

There are other L.A. locations in this film. Some scenes take place in a house that has an oil well next to it.
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View the entire film with dubbed Italian here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edbuiuJW-mY


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By the way, does anyone know? This film is about a guy who is a photographer and he likes to go to a place on Sunset Blvd. (Model Shop) where you buy a ticket and then rent a camera and film, or bring your own, and then pick out a model and they go to a room (I don't know if they're all like this, but the room they go to has bedroom furnishings in it) and then you take photos of the model you've picked out (sexually explixit ones as well). You surrender the film before you leave and they tell you a photo place that will have your pictures ready at a certain time.

Did (do?) these places really exist anywhere? I'd never heard of such a thing before.

There are other L.A. locations in this film. Some scenes take place in a house that has an oil well next to it.
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By the way, does anyone know? This film is about a guy who is a photographer and he likes to go to a place on Sunset Blvd. (Model Shop) where you buy a ticket and then rent a camera and film, or bring your own, and then pick out a model and they go to a room (I don't know if they're all like this, but the room they go to has bedroom furnishings in it) and then you take photos of the model you've picked out (sexually explixit ones as well). You surrender the film before you leave and they tell you a photo place that will have your pictures ready at a certain time.

Did (do?) these places really exist anywhere? I'd never heard of such a thing before.

There are other L.A. locations in this film. Some scenes take place in a house that has an oil well next to it.
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I used to know a woman [Joanie] in 1972 who worked at an X-rated photo studio that was located in the Crossroads of the World building on Sunset Blvd.. They took photos of people who were interested in nude modeling and acting in X-rated films. They always gave the patrons wine and then took nude photos of them. They always had an endless supply of male and female models. Its Hollywood so there's no surprise there.

I don't remember the name of the studio but the year was around 1972.



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In the meantime, if anyone can think of Sunset Strip buildings that they have seen in a film or television series (particularly obscure titles, as I have exhausted the more obvious ones via IMDB), it would be immensely helpful. Thanks in advance.
I posted a few screengrabs from the 1972 movie 'Hickey & Boggs' just over a month ago in post #27060. They were concerned with the Brownleigh Apartments and St Paul Avenue, but there's a brief scene later in the movie that was filmed (with a static camera) on the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Larrabee Street.


MGM

By 1973, the Melody Room had become Filthy McNasty's. It's now The Viper Room.


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This is getting a little obscure, but another filming location used in 'Hickey & Boggs' is Miller Drive, just above Sunset Boulevard. You can just see the top of The Tiffany Theater (8534 W Sunset) as they drive up the hill.


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The theater opened in 1966, and was demolised in 2013. I had to go back to 2009 to get the Googlemobile across the street.


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The octagonal 'bungalow' was apparently built as a Methodist church. The Assessor's office indicated that the first building on the property was built in 1910. The website of the congregation which built the church has an article in their archives which indicates that it was built to replace a tent church that was there since 1904. The second building was built in 1920. It is unclear from the Assessor which building was built first since it does not show which is which other than "improvement 1" and "Improvement 2".

The "Church on Melrose" brings up their webpage, but other than a picture of pews behind the heading, there are no other interior pictures of the church. The pews are curved to match the shape of the building and are carved which would indicate that they are original.

The congregation which originally built the building, The Pitner Methodist Church, subsequently moved to Rosewood and New Hampshire where they built a new brick church which is now called The Rosewood Methodist Church. The "new" church is very nice too, but much more "churchlike" than the old building
Impressive research oldstuff! Thanks so much for your help.
It's very interesting that the site was home to a tent church at the turn of the century.
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Here is another unique 'California' bungalow with an unorthodox shape.


Photograph by Michael Locke at https://www.flickr.com/photos/michae...e/12402894905/

Mr. Locke contemplates it's history, but finds no solid answers here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/michae...e/12402894905/






In this aerial you can see how the bungalow is placed at an angle on the southeast corner of Mar Vista Street and Milton Avenue in Whittier.


google_earth



below: A closer view, that clearly shows it's unique shape. (I don't know how to describe it......two 'shotguns' and a sq. rotunda....maybe)


google_earth



Side view, looking from Mar Vista Street.


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Can't quite make out the numbers. (per Michael Locke, it is 7602 Milton Avenue)


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Old Posted Apr 24, 2015, 1:42 AM
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"Woman with a gun. Catalina Island, Los Angeles County, 1900s."


http://www.ebay.com/sch/Photographic...catalina&rt=nc

It looks like she means business.

*Now that I look at this a little longer....is it really a gun, or is it her umbrella?



below: A natural 'arch' on Catalina Island, 1900s.



http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-EARL...item27fda6380c

I don't recall seeing this 'natural arch' before. (Sugarloaf, I remember)

I wonder if it collapsed, or is it still somewhere on Catalina?

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Old Posted Apr 24, 2015, 2:51 AM
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Natural Rock Arch, Catalina Island

I don't know it and I can only find pix of the same era as yours.

"Arch Rock on Santa Catalina Island, with yachting party in the schooner Fleetwing in the water in the background, ca.1905":

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...(CHS-1706).jpg

This one must be earlier, there's more rock at the base on the seaward side:

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I don't know it and I can only find pix of the same era as yours.

"Arch Rock on Santa Catalina Island, with yachting party in the schooner Fleetwing in the water in the background, ca.1905":

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...(CHS-1706).jpg

This one must be earlier, there's more rock at the base on the seaward side:

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That arch is no longer existing.
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Do have any additional information CBD? ...like where it was located.


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Martin:
I used to know a woman [Joanie] in 1972 who worked at an X-rated photo studio that was located in the Crossroads of the World building on Sunset Blvd.. They took photos of people who were interested in nude modeling and acting in X-rated films. They always gave the patrons wine and then took nude photos of them. They always had an endless supply of male and female models. Its Hollywood so there's no surprise there.

I don't remember the name of the studio but the year was around 1972.



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Look into both : Johnny Johnson - and Tommy Powers Modeling Agencies- LAT articles and Free Press adverts out there--- most notorious---
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Do have any additional information CBD? ...like where it was located.


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I can't find the history right now. As I recall it was taken down after 1906 in stages. First the top was cut out. Later on the seaward column was removed with dynamite. Boom.!!
I've seen photos of this but they elude me tonight. It may have been located where the Casinos were built in Avalon.

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I recently found this in an old file of mine...it appears to me a scene from a movie. (recognize it?)

I have it captioned as "looking down Hill Street toward Fourth."


'mystery' scene

I'm curious about the metal 'gate' in the foreground along the curb (bottom center).
Does anyone know what this might be?
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We can't forget Arch Rock along the coastline north of Santa Monica near Topanga Canyon.


1880s?

http://www.kcet.org/updaily/socal_fo...ks-of-pch.html


1890s

http://www.kcet.org/updaily/socal_fo...ks-of-pch.html




Eventually a dirt road traveled beneath it. (today that dirt road is Pacific Coast Highway)


http://www.kcet.org/updaily/socal_fo...ks-of-pch.html


"The end came unceremoniously for Arch Rock on the night of March 24, 1906."

"Exactly what happened is unclear, but the next morning the natural bridge that once spanned the arch's two columns was found crumbled on the ground.
Initial reports blamed a rainstorm, but rumors later circulated that works crews constructing a railroad
to Ventura had blasted the rock, performing their nefarious deed under the cloak of darkness because of public affection for the landmark.
The railroad was never completed, but some of the grading work was later incorporated into the coast highway."



This view was taken shortly after the Arch Rock collapse.


http://www.kcet.org/updaily/socal_fo...ks-of-pch.html


Today, the Rock Arch site is the location of the Chart House restaurant. (I'm not sure why it says Mastro's Ocean Club on the aerial...recent name change?)


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'mystery' location.


"Steam train going down street in Los Angeles Calif."


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why is this large passenger train going down the street? ...and what street would be?
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...and here's another.


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This looks like an earlier engine (less streamlined).
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