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Old Posted Oct 4, 2011, 9:05 PM
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I take it this cute little girl is on the valley end of the Cahuenga Pass.


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Question????

Can anyone here tell me what this building is at Grand and Olympic? There doesn't appear to be any signage on it, not even an address.

It is diagonally across Grand from the FIDM campus, and even though I have seen it numerous times, my curiosity was never piqued until today. I have previously noticed that it is a veritable fortress with barred entrances and a seemingly impenetrable border of concrete stanchions and impervious looking flower boxes surrounding it, at street level.

I was up at the campus yesterday and this morning and when I left today at about 1:00P.M., there was an army of police and other official looking vehicles surrounding the entire perimeter. No lights flashing or anything but it was pretty imposing anyway.


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gs-- That's the Federal Reserve Bank, specifically the L.A. branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

It's around the corner from the old building at Olive & Olympic, now lofts:
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[QUOTE=GaylordWilshire;5433410]

gs-- That's the Federal Reserve Bank, specifically the L.A. branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

It's around the corner from the old building at Olive & Olympic, now lofts:


Thanks GaylordWilshire! That explains a lot

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Simon's Drive-In Studio City

From Rick M again shots taken from wall of Industrial Metal Company Sun Valley showing Simon's Drive-In in Studio City






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Old Posted Oct 5, 2011, 2:20 AM
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Those aerials are great cleats! Thanks for posting them.
What is that hill visible in the first two photos? There is even a road on top.....very odd.
Perhaps it's an early landfill.

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My first thought was that those shots "taken from wall of Industrial Metal Company Sun Valley" was that that must be some mighty tall wall.... but then I remembered mention of a photomural of some sort... anyway, that Simon's was at the sw corner of Ventura Blvd & Laurel Canyon. Ventura Place is the long side of the triangle at left. ER: As you can see, the street atop the possible landfill is Laurelwood Drive.






The site of Simon's


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Simon's Locations

Happily browsing through a good friend's huge Southern California ephemera collection, I found this:



I would say it's from right around 1940.

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FFF: So as of the printing of that great piece, there wasn't a Studio City location of Simon's.... I know the building in the photos four posts below is round, but have we ever determined if it actually was a Simon's? There were a lot of other drive-ins, of course, and Simon's can't be the only one with a round configuration....
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below: Scrivner's Drive In. No address given.



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Good point GW! Maybe it was this place or one like it. etheral_reality posted this back in 8/09.

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Happily browsing through a good friend's huge Southern California ephemera collection, I found this
Wow...is that an actual menu from Simon's? If so, PLEASE tell me you'll be posting scans of the inside too! If I ever win the lottery I want to re-open the Wilshire and Fairfax location, and I'm eager to know exactly what items they served.
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Well, HS,
If this isn't too off-topic, I'll post the menu from Eatons.
It was at the corner of Colorado and Michillinda in Arcadia, across the street from Pasadena.
Eatons was typical of the diners of the 1940's...







I own this menu but did not create it, design it.
But, I did eat there once....!

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Los Angeles - Where It's At

Here is an incredible 1960's Los Angeles tourism youtube video. So cool and love the Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass soundtrack!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUQ7s...layer_embedded

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Wow...is that an actual menu from Simon's? If so, PLEASE tell me you'll be posting scans of the inside too! If I ever win the lottery I want to re-open the Wilshire and Fairfax location, and I'm eager to know exactly what items they served.

Hey Handsome!

Sadly, it's not a menu and completely blank on the inside. My friend isn't sure what it was used for as it was obviously a cover for something that is no longer inside.

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Barker Bros. under construction at 7th & Figueroa, 1925.




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That is one VERY small luncheonette.....and I've never noticed the Signal Oil sign before.
The sheer size of the Barker Brothers Building makes it one of my favorites.

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Cool old Barker Brothers' ad for their soon to be former location but, seriously, did they really need to list all those addresses???



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Old Posted Oct 6, 2011, 4:59 PM
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I just found this view of the plain backside of the Barker Bros. Building.


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