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Old Posted Dec 13, 2012, 3:16 AM
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Zooters Getting On The Bus.

Zoot Suiters getting on the bus (not the school bus either).
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Old Posted Dec 13, 2012, 3:40 AM
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Hollywood Station 1920's

Some of the girls dropped by to see the boys in blue. Love the So. Cal. Auto Club sign.[IMG][/IMG]
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Unitarians & Baptists meet again/Allison & Allison/Loyalty Oath

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From what I can glean, the church was built in 1883 as the First Congregational Church, which then sold it to the Central (or First, per some sources) Baptist Church, which then sold it to the Unitarians. The article at top does not state clearly that the building was moved from Hill & 3rd to 925 S Flower and attempts to infer that is a new building ("admirably adapted to the needs of the modern church"). While the First Unitarians built anew on West 8th Street.
(T)here are ads for church services at 925 S Flower by the First Church of the Apostles in the mid-'30s and by the Bible Faith Church as late as 1944. Seems like there would be some pics, but I haven't seen any yet.
Thank you so much GW. They left the silly "party hat" behind, which is exactly what I was hoping for. There was no structural sense to it. I don't mind the new porch. It's obviously useful.

The Times writer does seemed to have phoned it in, but, in all fairness, I think the interior must have been almost completely remade after the move, so maybe that, combined with the missing, but unlamented, steeple was enough to confuse the Times.

I am very familiar with the new church on 8th (Allison & Allison, 1926). It's a corker.

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Allison & Allison also did the Janss Dome in Westwood, Royce Hall at UCLA, the Variety Arts Center in DTLA, One Bunker Hill, Beverly Hills P.O.
& just to bring it full circle, the First Baptist Church at 8th & Westmoreland.

BTW, if I may hark back to it, this is the congregation that started the suit, which went to the Supreme Court, that ended Loyalty Oaths.

Is there anything you can't pull out of that amazing sleeve of yours? Because now you've got me wanting to see the church on 7th,
between Hill & Broadway, which only existed from 1889 to 1891, before burning down, necessitating the move to 3rd & Hill. Not much time to get a shot of it. Maybe nobody did.

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Tuey Far Low's Chop Suey House

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There were 3 streets in Chinatown East of Alameda : Apablaza, Marchessault and Napier. This had to be Marchessault (studying the position of the tower of Union Station today against the Plaza). We've already seen this photo on the thread (the 5 Chop Sueys were not yet noticed) and it's the only I know where we see the street looking East from Alameda. There are several looking West.
Five Chop Suey signs plus Union Station (1937)

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Thank you. Ever since FredH pointed out the plethora of Chop Suey signs, I can't see anything else. He actually just posted a view
of the "new" (1939) premises of Tuey Far Low's Chop Suey House on Gin Ling Way in New Chinatown (with one less Chop Suey sign):
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=10836

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It's now KG Lowe Louie Co.:

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Actually, it's K.G. Louie... I don't know if that's the man himself in front, but here are scenes from his funeral. The Frank D. Weber Mortuary was just down the street at 818 N Broadway. Also seen is the preparation of Louie's "last meal."



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Bronson Caves Begining

Drank a lot of beers partying in the Bronson Caves at night while attending John Marshall High School in the late fifties and early sixties. This is the Bronson Quarry, the begining of the caves.
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Hollywood Police Station Sign

Very Noirish shot of individual at Hollywood Police Station and my favorite ACSC sign.
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Afton Arms aka Malaga Castle Apartment Hotel, Afton Place El Centro Ave

The Afton Arms (6141 Afton Place at El Centro, Hollywood) rivals even the Alexandria Hotel for faded glamour, murders, drug-deals-gone-wrong and a clinging rep for noir. Persistently, but implausibly, rumored to have been built at the behest of Joseph P. Kennedy for Gloria Swanson (she was said to have frequented the only two-story apartment in the building, a luxe space with a spiral staircase). Gracious, beautifully-appointed apartments with dressing rooms and luxurious Batchelder-tiled bathrooms, together with spacious, light-filled hallways (courtesy of each apartment's French front door) made the place, nicknamed the Malaga Castle, a highly desirable address for actors and directors working at nearby Columbia, RKO and Paramount. Dumbwaiters ferried meals to residents from the basement kitchens. In 1947 the Hollywood Ten used the Grand Ballroom for meetings to plan their response to HUAC. After hitting a real low in the 1970's (unfortunately the time I knew it), the Afton Arms is struggling back. Designed by Leland Bryant in 1924, five years before he did the Sunset Tower/Argyle/St James Club. Historic Cultural Monument #463.

Afton Arms (Leland Byant, 1924)

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6141 Afton Place, at El Centro

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Gloria Swanson, 1919

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7 of Ten, Samuel Ornitz, Ring Lardner, Albert Maltz, Alvah Bessie,
Lester Cole, Herbert Biberman and Edward Dmytryk:

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Stars march in support of the Ten

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Marilyn Monroe on Communists: "They're for the people, aren't they?"

Marilyn Monroe lived with her mother in a more modest establishment on the other end of the same block in 1933.
6012 Afton Place, at Gower. It's still there and hasn't changed.

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It's just across from Columbia Studios (now Sunset-Gower Studios) Stage 9. Columbia was Marilyn's mother's employer:

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A starstruck, seven-year-old Norma Jeane, 1933

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"I used to think as I looked at the Hollywood night, "There must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me, dreaming of becoming a movie star.
But I'm not going to worry about them. I'm dreaming the hardest."

Also, of course, Marilyn later lived a couple of blocks away in the late 40's at the Studio Club on Lodi Place, running parallel with, and between, El Centro and Gower.
Earl Moran took some nifty pix of her during those years: http://www.vintag.es/2012/12/marilyn...d-by-earl.html

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Actually, it's K.G. Louie...
I should have known that. I shop there. There's still a few good things amongst the dreck. Thx.

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Because now you've got me wanting to see the church on 7th, between Hill & Broadway, which only existed from 1889 to 1891, before burning down, necessitating the move to 3rd & Hill. Not much time to get a shot of it. Maybe nobody did.
It seems that there must be a picture of it somewhere, even in the background, but until one is found you will have to let your mind's eye paint the picture. Everything you ever wanted to know about the short-lived 1889-91 Church of the Unity, and then some:










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Santa Monica Canyon

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NE corner, Hill & 7th

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Everything you ever wanted to know about the short-lived 1889-91 Church of the Unity, and then some:
Holy smoke, what a disaster. I'll bet their neighbors were none too pleased. Thanks so much.

Source says ca 1870-1920:

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San Francisco Call 1 June 1891

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Here's another great billboard photo from 1974. I believe it's the same billboard as the Sahara billboard in post #827.


unknown/someone emailed me this great photo
They may not all be noir, but a lot of noir happened in the neighborhood. I'll bet many on this board can relate.

The Strip circa '57
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Previous 4 images from http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/sunset%20strip

Featured in "Rock N ROll Billboards of the Sunset Strip"
1978 - "The Source" (Anyone have any information on its history?)
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Old Posted Dec 13, 2012, 10:23 PM
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It was great to return to Lafayette and see so many interesting posts!
I never would have guessed that several cabins from the 1932 Olympic Village still exist.
And FredH's post on the 'Bridge to Nowhere' was very cool indeed. Wouldn't that be a fun trek!



Here is a video from the early 1950s that I don't think we've seen here on 'noirish Los Angeles'.
Like many of the other videos posted, it is a drive down a street. The driver in this one is going east on Hollywood Blvd.
starting at Courtney Ave. (the video has a leisurely pace and a nice smooth jazz score)



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWDCE4J_ilU

At running time 1:30, watch for the woman crossing Fuller Avenue. I'm surprise the guy in the panel truck
didn't crash his truck.

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Here are two unique color slides from 1961 showing the Fort Moore Pioneer Memorial when the 80 foot wide waterfall was running.
The waterfall has been turned off now for nearly four decades!


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The monument is located at 451 North Hill Street.


To read more about Fort Moore Hill and the Pioneer Memorial go here.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Moore


or visit past posts on this thread.

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/\Great video.

Did the guy completely blow through a red light at 0:38 and then stop at the one at 1:30? Am I missing something when it comes to old traffic laws?
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Sure looked like he ran a red light!
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LOL. I saw that too.
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/\Great video.

Did the guy completely blow through a red light at 0:38 and then stop at the one at 1:30? Am I missing something when it comes to old traffic laws?
He blew through the red at :38 and lingered on green at 1:30...Probably the lady. Heck, I paused the video to get a better look.
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We've seen them many times here before, but I like how the Melrose and the Hildreth house look in these newspaper photos... from the Times of July 28, 1940.
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