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Old Posted Jun 26, 2014, 2:24 AM
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Great before and after images GW and HossC.



While looking for information on Hot for Paris (1929), I came across this photograph of a strikingly beautiful actress.


http://precodecinema.blogspot.com/20...1_archive.html

When I right-clicked on the photograph it was labeled Greta Nissen.


yet the website said it was Sylvia Sidney.



So which is it? Greta or Sylvia.....

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The first photo is indeed of Greta Nissen. The second photo appears to be of Greta Nissen also, not Sylvia Sidney. You can make that decision for yourself from these sites: http://www.pinterest.com/pattigj777/sylvia-sidney/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/ar...like-1934.html

The latter is an interesting article on Sylvia Sidney with some interesting photos
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Excellent, GaylordWilshire! I thought the same exact thing!
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Old Posted Jun 26, 2014, 3:17 AM
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Aerial of Lafayette Park and Sixth Street, inter alia. Per source, date ~1938 - '56
Fascinating view that I do not recall seeing on NLA. Possibly shedding new light on areas discussed here and in GW's Historic LA site, e.g., Occidental and Hoover. Note billboard on vacant Sixth street lot.

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Old Posted Jun 26, 2014, 4:00 AM
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ER, Congratulations on making it to page 1111. We celebrated 1000 in LA. Now waiting to reach 2000. Enjoying every page. Going back to read all again.
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Old Posted Jun 26, 2014, 4:08 AM
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Thanks, ER. That would indeed be a great avatar!

Cheers,
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Hey Graybeard, I considered that but thought the distortion would be too great. You just proved me wrong!

If I copy and paste the new side borders I can widen them out to use the perfectly round holes of the original. I will give it a go when I get back from vacation.

Thanks!
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Old Posted Jun 26, 2014, 6:50 AM
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This is the first time I've come across a stand alone iced tea stand in 1940's Los Angeles.

ebay

So where is this exactly?
..and what is that, along the curb, to the right of the danger sign?
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Wow! The little iced tea shop has been turned into this:


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Old Posted Jun 26, 2014, 7:09 AM
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I couldn't imagine how Pico & Arden might have intersected, then relaized you meant--or USC meant--Ardmore. Looking west from the intersection today, you can see that the three main buildings seen in the vintage shot still stand:

Can I get a hallelujah?
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Old Posted Jun 26, 2014, 1:11 PM
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Any idea what the object placed near the bottom of the light post might be?


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If you see something, say something.
Boy, I'd make a lousy security agent - I didn't even notice suspicious object! Could it be something as simple as the photographer's bag? Even so, it's not a location where I'd leave my bag if there are any dogs in the neighborhood.


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Old Posted Jun 26, 2014, 1:42 PM
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Boy, I'd make a lousy security agent - I didn't even notice suspicious object! Could it be something as simple as the photographer's bag? Even so, it's not a location where I'd leave my bag if there are any dogs in the neighborhood.


Detail of picture above.
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Hey Graybeard, I considered that but thought the distortion would be too great. You just proved me wrong!

If I copy and paste the new side borders I can widen them out to use the perfectly round holes of the original. I will give it a go when I get back from vacation.

Thanks!
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3851 W. 6th Street today

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...so there might be an old pharmacy under that newer facade.

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cyanotype.


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Interesting photograph but not a great one.
It's odd that the photographer cut off the monument on the right. (already leaning in 1890s!?)
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Old Posted Jun 26, 2014, 3:32 PM
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Street work alongside the Union Station Post Office Annex.


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Radio Row in Hollywood

The first post took us to Angelino Heights, the second looked at the West Boulevard Bridge (that was fun), and this one will take us to Holllywood's Radio Row. Raul Moreno's gonna take us on a walk around of Sunset, Vine, and end his adventure at Melrose Avenue in front of the old KHJ Radio & TV building. We start off with a big feature on old CBS Columbia Square in Hollywood. Both Raul and I worked there at the same time. We've got some never before seen footage of that facility's last days as a CBS property. We're actually going to do a much longer peiece on Columbia Square in the future, but we thought we'd throw some of that footage out there now. In looking at the old footage, I realized that some of it was shot nearly a decade ago. Have fun guys.

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Old Posted Jun 26, 2014, 4:25 PM
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1929 - West Pico meets Ardmore. http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co.../33332/rec/544












Piggly meets Wiggly. (Awfully busy when the middle of the image is removed!)



More complete version



I've gotta tell you that these are some great images of Pico Boulevard heading east. I was particularly interested in te California Fireproof Storage Building which I grew up knowing as LYON MOVING & STORAGE. Today, I believe, it is part of the Public Storage chain, but I'll have to check that out the next time I am over there. Also, one interesting point is that the street lighting, for the most part is still there. Those cast iron dual torch "acorns" are still servicing the area though many of them are dark on a regular basis. Chin/E-54
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Old Posted Jun 26, 2014, 5:36 PM
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Radio Row In L.A.

Chin, Thanks again for letting me remember about the studios on Sunset and the others. I attended T.V. shows at both CBS and NBC in the early 50's thanks to an Aunt who took me to every attraction in L.A. there was. Later I attended one of the dance party T.V. shows on KHJ as a teen in late 50's. After NBC was torn down they left the Guard Shack still standing on the Vine St. parking lot entrance. I worked for Grant Parking for a while and used that as the office for that lot. Even then I thought it was crazy to tear that beautiful building down. I will have to venture down to Hollywood and see how things have changed, it will not be a happy trip.
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Old Posted Jun 26, 2014, 6:34 PM
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I've gotta tell you that these are some great images of Pico Boulevard heading east. I was particularly interested in te California Fireproof Storage Building which I grew up knowing as LYON MOVING & STORAGE. Today, I believe, it is part of the Public Storage chain, but I'll have to check that out the next time I am over there.
The California Fireproof Storage Co Building at 2800 West Pico now seems to belong to Extra Space Storage. The text above the mural says "We are each of us angels with one wing. We can only fly embracing each other."


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I think I can just make out the old house behind the storage building on Chuckaluck's 1929 picture.


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Wigs - toupees....

View of the Max Factor House of Make-up in the theatre district at 362 South Hill Street.

"He'll make your kisser look good..." lyrics from Hooray for Hollywood. Johnny Mercer.


Watcher the video here: http://youtu.be/_fIVoh8KGDI

Back in the 1930's and 40's, during the glory days of Hollywood, the world of movie make-up was dominated by Max Factor. Creating false eyelashes, the eyebrow pencil, lip gloss, and pancake makeup, Factor created a whole new language for big screen cosmetics. That's handsome Max on the right, below.


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Thanks, Graybeard! I will add it on my return.

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Old Posted Jun 26, 2014, 9:39 PM
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At various points in its life, this building at 700 North Main Street has been close to both the iced tea stand on Alameda and the Terminal Annex building on East Cesar E Chavez which have been discussed recently. USC describes it as "Office / retail building just north of Union Station and the Plaza, R.F. Frans, & C.R. Irwin machine shop & electrical contractors". They date it as circa 1920/1930.


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HDL incorrectly title this picture as "Macy and Alameda Streets". Macy Street, the old name of East Cesar E Chavez Avenue, is where the bus is turning, but it's North Main Street that dominates the picture (Alameda is just out of shot to the left). This picture shows the building above in June 1956 - not long before demolition.


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This picture does show the intersection of Macy and Alameda Streets. The building on the far right is on Ord Street. Next to the utility pole is what looks like another of the railroad signal bases recently identified by Wig-Wag.


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FredH previously posted details of this picture in post #21450. It shows the same view as the picture above, and is described as "A Standard Oil Station replaces a block of slums." Again, the Ord Street buildings can be seen on the right. HDL has a great picture of these buildings here and FredH found a demolition picture in post #21190.


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Today there's still a gas station on the corner, but not much else has been left behind.


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