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Old Posted Nov 8, 2012, 11:47 PM
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Apparently it is there in the lobby--

The Times reported on October 13, 2002, that the "...bronze eagle sculpture, which weighs more than 200 pounds and has a wingspan of 7 1/2 feet.... was designed by Gutzon Borglum, the noted sculptor of Mt. Rushmore, while he was living in Sierra Madre in the 1890s. The statue stood atop three successive Los Angeles Times buildings from the late 19th century through the mid-20th century; it now stands in the Times lobby as a symbol of courage and strength."


And something more recent from LA Weekly: http://www.laweekly.com/bestof/2012/...useum-1889741/
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Old Posted Nov 9, 2012, 12:56 AM
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Well that was quick! Thank you GaylordWilshire.

That art deco 'Telephones' door is amazing.....I can't read the other door.
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A fantastic postcard from the 1920s.


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Old Posted Nov 9, 2012, 4:24 AM
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Another impressive postcard....this one is postmarked 1974.


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5th Street Landing, San Pedro (Los Angeles Harbor).


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That art deco 'Telephones' door is amazing.....I can't read the other door.
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Holy cow, those doors manage to be both comical and deadly serious all at once--love it!
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The Shrine Auditorium Oscar, Elvis, Ike, Hendrix, Sinatra - all played there. So did Kong. Shrine History Coverage> http://scottymoore.net/shrineLA.html

Undated photo excavation for Shrine Auditorium
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January 11, 1920 (?)
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Circa mid-late 1920s
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Undated ('20s?), shrouded in mystery.
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January 1926, lighting fixture
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Undated
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Kong, "the Eighth Wonder of the World": (using the Shrine's stage)
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November '37

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1937
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1920-1930 (??)


1932 aerial view
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1955
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Circa 1956
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The truck is a Kelly, built by Kelly-Springfield Motor Truck Co in Ohio.
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I already knew Joe holed up at the Alto Nido (when not dodging the repo man, of course)......

........but to take one look at the Peter Graves pic and place it like that?

Impressive.

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The fictional character Joe Gillis (Sunset Boulevard) lived in the Alto Nido Apartments on Ivar.







below: Aerial view. I circled the Alto Nido Apartments.


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below: The Alto Nido Apartments on Ivar.


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Per the American Truck Historical Society: "When Kelly introduced their own water cooled engine in 1912 they became Kelly-Springfield. This was also the year the Renault-style hood with the radiator behind it was introduced also. K-S built trucks ranging from one to six tons. By 1929 Kelly-Springfield trucks were gone."



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Mill Supplies January 1914


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PS Dunkel & Mayfield's Arizona (?) Bar was apparently at 658 S Main. Have we seen it here before?
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The truck is a Kelly, built by Kelly-Springfield Motor Truck Co in Ohio.
Makes more sense than a Renault. Looks like the Kelly Co. did a good job of copying the basic design.
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a great image looking west on wilshire across the brown derby from the gaylord apartments.

the derby used to be located on the west side of alexandria, but was relocated to the east side in 1937. the construction that is occurring on the former site of the derby is for the chapman park hotel bungalows and the zephyr room restaurant. i'm dating this photograph 1938, (that's my story, an' i'm stickin' to it)


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Lesser quality image of same general vicinity, different angle, and according to source, similar date (ca.'38). Far right, noticed the corner of a sign with the letter "A" visible. Any idea what it says and is it also visible in gsjansen's post above? (AMbassador? ARlington? AUburn? AMbulance?)

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Opposing view.
http://cdn.calisphere.org

Prominent in both photos is EL Cord's Auburn-Cord showroom/dealership housed in the Auburn-Fuller Bldg. at Mariposa and Wilshire - and his radio station KFAC KF "Auburn Cord." Yes, GW mentioned this here> http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=2135
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Mr. Cord had architect Paul Williams design a modest 32,000 sq. foot home located on the corner of Hillcrest and Doheny in Beverly Hills. It was dubbed "Cordhaven" and it may not have received any attention here.

http://www.paulrwilliamsproject.org
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Noticed a photo of a Cord auto without much accompanying information other than an attribution to Dick Whittington. For what it's worth, there is a N. Clarence Street in Boyle Heights.

Circa 1930


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Mr. Cord had architect Paul Williams design a modest 32,000 sq. foot home located on the corner of Hillcrest and Doheny in Beverly Hills. It was dubbed "Cordhaven" and it may not have received any attention here.

http://www.paulrwilliamsproject.org[/FONT][/SIZE][/COLOR]
Found this bit of info:

Errett Lobban{E. L.} Cord estate. 10-acre Southern planter's mansion designed by noted architect Paul R. Williams. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Williams_(architect) Landscape architect A. E. Hanson. Resembling a pastoral East Coast setting featuring tennis courts, Olympic-sized pool with bathhouse, a large party pavilion and spacious stable with living quarters, an aviary and kennels. During the Great Depression of the 1930's this estate was known as "party central" in Beverly Hill! Demolished in 1963 with only the short street Cord Circle as a reminder.
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Far right, noticed the corner of a sign with the letter "A" visible. Any idea what it says and is it also visible in gsjansen's post above? (AMbassador? ARlington? AUburn? AMbulance?)

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That's the street sign attached to the Wilshire Special at the northeast corner of Wilshire and ALEXANDRIA.... (The rise of Wilshire toward the east accounts for its difference in height from its counterpart on the northwest corner.)


It is indeed in gsjansen's shot... a fragment:

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It is indeed in gsjansen's shot... a fragment:

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Good eyes! Thanks.

I discounted the sign because it did seem higher than the gsj image and since the bell shaped objects seemed missing. Come to think of it, are the bell shapes functional or decorative? They appear to be two dimensional, an homage to the El Camino Real? (Below)

Per sopas ej's earlier post, some street signs were clearly dark lettering on a light background and a work in progress. Change was in the air and on the street signs.

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...63#post4901163

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1611


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I could of sworn we were just talking about this a few days ago.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...7527546.column
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Old Posted Nov 11, 2012, 7:02 PM
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I discounted the sign because it did seem higher than the gsj image and since the bell shaped objects seemed missing. Come to think of it, are the bell shapes functional or decorative? They appear to be two dimensional, an homage to the El Camino Real? (Below)


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That's a bus-stop sign. I don't think the alignment of El Camino Real through L.A. included Wilshire--the east-west alignment was along Sunset. Here's a previous thread post on El Camino Real:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=4348


Somewhere online is the full history of the ECR.

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