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Old Posted Aug 11, 2015, 11:51 PM
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JScott : This has quickly become one of my very favorite images of vanished Los Angeles.

This was very evocative for Charlie Chaplin too. I guess it is the factory we see in "Modern Times" (ten years later).


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JScott : This has quickly become one of my very favorite images of vanished Los Angeles.

This was very evocative for Charlie Chaplin too. I guess it is the factory we see in "Modern Times" (ten years later).

That would be a fun connection if true, but it doesn't appear to be the same one. Different streets, even. According to the silent locations website, the factory in the Chaplin film was at Jackson and Center. The factory in the Dick Whittington photo was at the intersection of Ducommun, Alameda and Labory.
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President Truman used the nearby Gilmore Stadium venue for a '48 campaign address. Notice Pres. Reagan, Bogart and Bacall in attendance. (It is not known if Truman took a position regarding Monkey Island's whereabouts.)
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For more on Reagan's endorsement of Truman: http://carlanthonyonline.com/2012/06...ns-for-truman/


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'51
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Lucy celebrates TV City
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Nov. 15, 1952

Paley, Burns, Allen and Benny - same date
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Sept '56 Elvis does Sullivan Show from TV City
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June '60
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William Castle...one of the greats of Hollywood

Do you have the guts to sit in this seat?
Can you take it?


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Watch the one minute preview, narrated by William Castle...in person!!!
Caution is advised if you watch this at home ...alone.:


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Apropos of nothing, here's this, featuring some of the Usual Suspects. In living color!

mine

The parking lot in mid-shot is the former site of the Seminole Apts. General Petroleum is plunked down there postwar. I believe this woulda been shot from the Pacific Indemnity/Pacific Finance...
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Can you take it?

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So you think you are strong because you can survive the soft cushions.


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Apropos of nothing, here's this, featuring some of the Usual Suspects. In living color!
I recall this nightmare parking situation. If you wanted your car, the attendant would have to move several cars to access your car.
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I recall this nightmare parking situation. If you wanted your car, the attendant would have to move several cars to access your car.
I worked in many parking lots in Hollywood in the mid sixties and have had to extract cars many times. The worst situation was when an old lady came in and left her car in front of the parked cars saying I will just run to the bank, also saying Pierre her little French Poodle won't bite you. Of course Pierre did not get the message, everybody she blocked was there to stay till she got back. Of course she stopped to talk to a friend at the Tick Tock Restaurant and had lunch with her.
I hated regular parking lots but restaurants, movie premiers and parties were profitable. Glad I got out of that business, took an easy job as a jailer instead.
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Childrens Hospital

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Started in 1901. Original location was DTLA , 769 Castelar Street (southwest corner of Alpine Street.) In 1913 moved to 4650 Sunset (Sunset and Vermont). Officially opened in '14, ceremony presided over by Woodrow Wilson (Via telegraph).

Original Children's Hospital on Castelar Street. Undated.
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00078/00078343.jpg
Thank you Godzilla, that was a really nice history. Childrens Hospital is still at Sunset and Vermont in Hollywood, but is now a massive complex with several buildings and an excellent reputation.
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I worked in many parking lots in Hollywood in the mid sixties and have had to extract cars many times. The worst situation was when an old lady came in and left her car in front of the parked cars saying I will just run to the bank, also saying Pierre her little French Poodle won't bite you. Of course Pierre did not get the message, everybody she blocked was there to stay till she got back. Of course she stopped to talk to a friend at the Tick Tock Restaurant and had lunch with her.
I hated regular parking lots but restaurants, movie premiers and parties were profitable. Glad I got out of that business, took an easy job as a jailer instead.
Plus, you got to meet a much nicer class of people.
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Worked an auto dealer lot in Oakland that was like a small scale version of the one in the picture. That was where I learned to bounce a car out of wedged-in space. Get a guy or two by each front wheel and shove down in time with the oscillations, like pushing a kid in a swing. When you get it going good, every time it goes up (lowering the weight on the front wheels) the guys on one side yank and the ones on the other shove. If the crew is good at it about five bounces is enough to get the front of the car clear of the one blocking it in.

Decades later four of us on a trip came out of a restaurant on Telegraph Ave in Berkeley to find our rental car wedged into a parallel space. I explained the drill to the other three guys and the four of us bounced it out of the space. By the time we were done there was a crowd of about twenty people watching.

Never tried it on modern front-wheel drives, probably too much weight up there to make it work.

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Ducommun, Jackson, Alameda, Center (clockwise)

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That would be a fun connection if true, but it doesn't appear to be the same one. Different streets, even. According to the silent locations website, the factory in the Chaplin film was at Jackson and Center. The factory in the Dick Whittington photo was at the intersection of Ducommun, Alameda and Labory.
Even mistakes are interesting on NLA. This one led us to know two similar factories in close proximity.
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Old Posted Aug 12, 2015, 8:29 PM
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I learned to bounce a car out of wedged-in space.


Your technique was probably useful in 1932.

Before attempting, consult your doctor. Mind those fingers and toes!





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Forgive me, for I have sinned: Although I was always an infrequent poster here, I have been remiss in following the board for a while. As part of my penance, I shall post something hopefully interesting (as well as catch-up on the recent posts). I apologize in advance for any formatting errors.

First things first: It was gratifying to see myself recognized by Alfaro Legido as a "Smart Contributor" in post # 29037. I would have settled for "Enthusiastic Follower".

Second, I saw my name invoked last year by one of the regulars, in response to this post in which I mentioned that Lafayette Park Place used to be named "Sunset Place". My source for that was a historic street map identifying the street as Sunset Place, but of course I am now unable to find both the map and the post that referred to mine.

With that out of the way...I would like to introduce Miss Anita King.

Anita King, known as "The Paramount Girl" for a time, was a unique and remarkable woman who was an actress, automobile racer, and stunt driver. These days she is best remembered not for her fame as an early Hollywood cinema actress, but as the first woman to drive across the United States, and the first person to do it solo (as far as I've been able to find).


Anita King (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped.../AnitaKing.jpg)

Ms King was under contract with Famous Players-Lasky Corporation, later known as Paramount, after their merger with Adolph Zukor's production company. She appears on the Lasky promotional flyer that E_R has posted here before (in relation to the Lasky Ranch):


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Famous...yers_Lasky.jpg

Anita King was born Anita Keppen to German-American parents in Michigan City, Indiana. Both parents had died by the time she was 14 (her father by suicide), and she later lost a beloved sister to illness.

Having found work as a model and stage actress in Chicago, she moved to Los Angeles around 1908, where she developed a fascination with autos and driving, eventually becoming a competitive race driver. Following an accident in 1910, she decided to slow down, and returned to her previous profession of acting -- eventually landing at FP-L/Paramount.

Legend has it that in 1915, she overheard Jesse Lasky assert that the Lincoln Highway would not in sufficient shape for a woman to drive it for another 10 years. Ms King challenged the notion, and Mr. Lasky recognized an outstanding promotional opportunity...

Thus, on August 25, 1915, Ms King set out from Los Angeles to San Francisco, the first leg of an epic journey to New York that was sponsored in part by Firestone and KisselKar. KisselKar marketed itself as the rugged and reliable choice -- sort of the Subaru of its day.


TheOldMotor.comhttp://theoldmotor.com/?attachment_id=135445

She accomplished the feat in 49 days, with her most valuable tools being a shovel and a rifle. She was greeted in New York City by a delegation that included the Treasurer of the Lasky Coropration, one Samuel Goldfish. He would later achieve fame (and a higher station) after changing his name to Samuel Goldwyn.

Back in Los Angeles, King would star in a fictionalized feature film account of her own endeavor, titled "The Race", co-starring fellow Lasky player Victor Moore. For this film, King would famously perform a stunt that involved driving off a burning bridge at 65 mph, making a 70 ft jump, and wrecking the car (I did say it was a "fictionalized" account).


TheOldMotor.com http://theoldmotor.com/?p=135438

I've been an admirer of Anita King's since I first learned about her a few years ago. Therefore, I thought it was only fitting to honor her on this, the 100th Anniversary of her history-making journey. I suspect that she did it not for glory, but because she was grieving for her sister, and this challenge was sort of a reconciliation of her own life.

You can learn more about Anita King at various historic websites, including TheOldMotor.com and the Lincoln Highway Museum.

Most intriguingly, her great-great-grandnieces have set up an excellent Facebook page with many more photos, clippings, Paramount posters, and other effluvia. The nieces are planning a cross-country trip this summer to retrace the steps of their amazing aunt. To them I say: Excelsior!

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Early L.A. Hospitals

Just interesting for myself to note that this is one block from the French Hospital, on College, and a very short jaunt away from the Sisters of Charity Hospital at the top of Alpine.

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Thank you Godzilla, that was a really nice history. Childrens Hospital is still at Sunset and Vermont in Hollywood, but is now a massive complex with several buildings and an excellent reputation.
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eBay

I'm leaving town for a couple days. I'll leave the sleuthing to you.

Thanks for the information on Arrigo Balboni HossC! I was so glad with that 3rd photograph (above) was placed online.


below: Roaming ghosts and ghoulish tourist industry sightseeing buses also visit the junkyard.



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.....and lastly.

Balboni once planned to opened an air museum in Ontario CA.

Dec. 3, 1940


https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...,1742841&hl=en


...we've probably learned enough about Balboni.

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I just found this rare snapshot of old Chinatown on eBay. Fergusion Alley and Alameda Street.


http://www.ebay.ca/itm/CHOP-SUEY-NEO...item35ef67df1b







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note the R.R. Crossing sign.

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I just found this rare snapshot of old Chinatown on eBay. Fergusion Alley and Alameda Street.


http://www.ebay.ca/itm/CHOP-SUEY-NEO...item35ef67df1b







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note the R.R. Crossing sign.
I'd have to be awfully hungry to eat in one of those places.
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"Aftermath of torrential rains, 1938."


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A very interesting photograph, but I am not sure of the exact location.

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Liberty, George Stevens, 1929

Yup, looking south over the triangle formed by Broadway, Broadway Place/Main, and 11th Street:


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The George W. Dewey furniture store is visible mid-block at 1055 S. Main. It had a number of nearby locations, but was at that address when the scene was shot.
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