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Old Posted Nov 14, 2018, 4:52 PM
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For whatever reason, the Marcell Inn closed in
1937, and was sold to Major John H. Dargin, who
opened a boys’ military academy there. Mt. Lowe
Military Academy used the former restaurant as its
administration building, with the addition of
dormitory wings on the east and west ends.
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Today, the former location of the Marcell Inn
and Mt. Lowe Military Academy is the site of
community garden plots and the adjoining Loma
Alta county park.
Loma Alta Park https://goo.gl/maps/CbiXG9742c22

Altadena Community Garden: https://goo.gl/maps/Ja5QkPFVNrm
Could this be the Marcell Inn (arrowed) on a 1935 aerial view? It's where the community gardens are today.


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There were definitely a few additions by 1944.


mil.library.ucsb.edu

The arrowed building seems to disappear between 1972 and 1977 (going from the images at Historic Aerials).
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Old Posted Nov 14, 2018, 5:55 PM
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I notice on the left side of this photo that a woman is laughing. Why is she laughing? Lots different expressions on people's faces.

For the Depression the people seem to be well dressed.
The hidden guy in the light-colored hat (arrowed) seems to be the focus of several people's attention. I think he has his hand raised, possibly greeting the man in the center who has his hand raised. At least three people behind the laughing woman also look amused. Both the woman at the front and the man at the right have their heads turned to see what's going on. Could the arrowed man be famous? If we could only see his face...


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The hidden guy in the light-colored hat (arrowed) seems to be the focus of several people's attention. I think he has his hand raised, possibly greeting the man in the center who has his hand raised. At least three people behind the laughing woman also look amused. Both the woman at the front and the man at the right have their heads turned to see what's going on. Could the arrowed man be famous? If we could only see his face...


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Thanks Hoss. Its very hard to read the reverse side of the photo. It seems that the crowd works for the hotel in question. Maybe they're outside because of a fire drill....or maybe they're just goofing off.
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Could this be the Marcell Inn (arrowed) on a 1935 aerial view? It's where the community gardens are today.


mil.library.ucsb.edu

There were definitely a few additions by 1944.


mil.library.ucsb.edu

The arrowed building seems to disappear between 1972 and 1977 (going from the images at Historic Aerials).
From the article at: http://www.altadenahistoricalsociety...014-spring.pdf

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But for financial reasons that the alumni
wonder about, property taxes weren’t paid and Mt.
Lowe Military Academy closed and the property was
assumed by Los Angeles County in 1973.
So it was torn down by the county sometime between 73-77.

All that remains is stone pillars with a memorial plaque at the entrance to the community gardens.


Mt. Lowe Military Academy plaque by Kimberly, on Flickr
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Old Posted Nov 14, 2018, 7:29 PM
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Just in time for Thanksgiving!


Los Angeles Times, November 18, 1925, via ProQuest via CSULB Library

Soon after, the Marcell Inn was peripherally involved in:


Los Angeles Times, December 15, 1925, via ProQuest via CSULB Library.

But soon there was a metamorphosis to the story:


Los Angeles Times, December 16, 1925, via ProQuest via CSULB Library.

But all good things, and bad, must come to an end, often in the courts:


Los Angeles Times, November 12, 1926, via ProQuest via CSULB Library.

More on Kerckhoff at https://adamsboulevardlosangeles.blo...ease-also.html

As lagniappe, I include in the above the item on old Californio Yorba. From my notes: Teodosio Geronimo Yorba; September 29 (or 30), 1849, born at L.A.; parents, Bernardo Antonio Yorba and Felipa Dominguez; 1850, present in what is now western Orange County; 1860, present in Santa Ana district; September 3, 1864, published (Los Angeles Star): house being used as polling place for Santa Ana; 1870, present in El Monte in the Maria Leonor Yorba Rowland household; wife, Francisca Juana Coronel; November 12, 1926, obsequies.

Lastly, I see nothing further anywhere on the "famous" Igeneff Russian dancers...
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The Kerckhoffs were just the sort of family the writers of Perry Mason seemed to love to feature--spoiled heirs and heiresses etc.


One of their tv-world cohorts lived in a house at 4th and June, where Perry asked Paul to meet him while working on a case.... The house wasn't actually at that corner, but rather at 1st and Hudson (101 N Hudson). A then (1961) and now...


CBS

GSV


And a vintage view from another angle:


Hollywood Historic Photos

Built in 1928 by Gerald C. Young; architect Roland Coate; the original BP indicates that it was built with 32 rooms


PS I was just doing a little more poking around, and by total coincidence, Mrs. Gerald C. Young--Gertrude to her friends--turns out to have been a first cousin of Stephens Kerckhoff....

...and it turns out that marital woes ran in the family:


LAT Oct 31, 1937/Apr 25, 1941

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I walk by this house quite frequently in the early evening hours. It's rather spooky in person. There are rarely any lights on except in one of the upstairs bedrooms at the rear of the house, next to 1st Street. It's easy to imagine Charles Foster Kane isolated up there, about to drop his snow globe.
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Old Posted Nov 14, 2018, 10:53 PM
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This is great, Tikiman! I don't recall seeing it before. Thanks for posting it!
We discussed the film back in 2012.

Handsome_Stranger's screengrabs are definitely worth a second look. Thank for reminding us of the film tikiman. It was fun watching it again.
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OK, experts, gather round and help me out! One evening this past week I watched a silent film called The Garden of Eden. Included on the DVD was a fascinating 1927 short called Hollywood the Unusual that showcased several examples of the kind of exotic and wacky architecture (residences, apartment buildings, and businesses) to be found in and around Hollywood in the late 1920s. A few were familiar, but most I had never seen before.

I made almost 40 frame grabs but will post just a small handful here. If anyone can offer information on any of these buildings, including locations, I'd greatly appreciate it!


[source: DVD issued by Flicker Alley]


[source: DVD issued by Flicker Alley]


[source: DVD issued by Flicker Alley]


[source: DVD issued by Flicker Alley]


[source: DVD issued by Flicker Alley]


[source: DVD issued by Flicker Alley]


[source: DVD issued by Flicker Alley]


[source: DVD issued by Flicker Alley]
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I recognize two of the apt buildings --the Andalusia is still at 1471 N. Havenhurst and the Patio del Moro is still at 8225 Fountain Ave.

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Old Posted Nov 14, 2018, 11:47 PM
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We first saw the Caplet station at Wilshire and New Hampshire here courtesy of ER over eight years ago...also worth a revisit:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1687


Calpet sits on the site of the bombed Lawler house...

Read about that event here: here






And a few priors on The Freezer:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=9537

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=3185
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I just saw this photograph on EBAY. The bidding stops in 40 min. [four people have bid..it's up to $23.50]

Orig 1950s 35mm Kodachrome slide - Los Angeles Forest Lawn Memorial Park scene


EBAY

"You are looking at an original red border Kodachrome slide which shows a tourist examining celebrity graves at the Forest Lawn Memorial
Park cemetery in Los Angeles, CA in the 1950s.
"




The winner of the bid is going to be in for a big surprise.

Can anyone tell me why?

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The winner of the bid is going to be in for a big surprise.

Can anyone tell me why?

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That's the Earl Carroll Theatre, not Forest Lawn.



It's kind of ludicrous that anyone would think that's a cemetery - it looks nothing of the sort.

Sidewalks? Crypts with giant signatures and no dates? Chain link fence?
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That's the Earl Carroll Theatre, not Forest Lawn.



It's kind of ludicrous that anyone would think that's a cemetery - it looks nothing of the sort.

Sidewalks? Crypts with giant signatures and no dates? Chain link fence?
...and I think I see some names of folk who were not quite dead in the 1950's.
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Exactly
Thought there is this nice photo of the bridge in the Japanese Garden at the Huntington when it was painted...

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Old Posted Nov 15, 2018, 5:08 AM
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This is fantastic information Lomara
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"For whatever reason, the Marcell Inn closed in
1937, and was sold to Major John H. Dargin, who
opened a boys’ military academy there. Mt. Lowe
Military Academy used the former restaurant as its
administration building, with the addition of
dormitory wings on the east and west ends.
"


"Today, the former location of the Marcell Inn
and Mt. Lowe Military Academy is the site of
community garden plots and the adjoining Loma
Alta county park.
"
From speak-easy to administration building at a military academy. That's quite a journey.
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Could this be the Marcell Inn (arrowed) on a 1935 aerial view? It's where the community gardens are today.


mil.library.ucsb.edu
Thanks Hoss. Now I can visualize where everything goes.

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The Kerckhoffs were just the sort of family the writers of Perry Mason seemed to love to feature--spoiled heirs and heiresses etc.


One of their tv-world cohorts lived in a house at 4th and June, where Perry asked Paul to meet him while working on a case.... The house wasn't actually at that corner, but rather at 1st and Hudson (101 N Hudson). A then (1961) and now...


CBS

Built in 1928 by Gerald C. Young; architect Roland Coate; the original BP indicates that it was built with 32 rooms

Part of the legacy:

Kerckhoff Hall, circa 1931, the original UCLA student union building.

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William Kerckhoff Hall, designed by Allison & Allison, is home to various student media, clubs, and organizations on the UCLA campus. It was the result of a US$815,000 ($100,000 for furnishing) donation from his widow Louisa. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_G._Kerckhoff


https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1294/1...ee85db8c_b.jpg


https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7263/7...63b4697f_b.jpg
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I just saw this photograph on EBAY. The bidding stops in 40 min. [four people have bid..it's up to $23.50]

Orig 1950s 35mm Kodachrome slide - Los Angeles Forest Lawn Memorial Park scene


EBAY

"You are looking at an original red border Kodachrome slide which shows a tourist examining celebrity graves at the Forest Lawn Memorial
Park cemetery in Los Angeles, CA in the 1950s.
"




The winner of the bid is going to be in for a big surprise.

Can anyone tell me why?

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Isn't it great that in Hollywood they inter all the stars in crypts right next to each other?
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Maybe the ebay seller thought it was something like Marilyn's wall at Westwood Cemetery...




Supposedly Hugh Hefner is next to her; Joe D sold the drawer on top of her when they divorced...and an urban myth has it that the man who bought it is buried face down....
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Earl Carroll Theatre

Earl Carroll Theatre was the name of two important theaters owned by Broadway impresario and showman Earl Carroll. One was located in the Broadway Theater District in New York City and the other on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California.



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I just saw this photograph on EBAY. The bidding stops in 40 min. [four people have bid..it's up to $23.50]

Orig 1950s 35mm Kodachrome slide - Los Angeles Forest Lawn Memorial Park scene


EBAY

"You are looking at an original red border Kodachrome slide which shows a tourist examining celebrity graves at the Forest Lawn Memorial
Park cemetery in Los Angeles, CA in the 1950s.
"




The winner of the bid is going to be in for a big surprise.

Can anyone tell me why?

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The Ebay seller [with the mislabeled Forest Lawn/Earl Carroll's slide] also has/had this slide listed at the same time.
As most everyone knows, this slide was taken just a block to the east on the opposite side of Vine St.


EBAY / (sold)
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