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Old Posted May 5, 2019, 12:41 PM
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I don't know if noirish be quite the word; but I can certainly imagine something bizarrely Angeleno happening at Clifton's . . .


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Came across this yesterday. Curbed LA had a video of some old footage of the opening of Union Station from 1939. Check out the video.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmOo9oKrjLI

Article if you want to read more:

https://la.curbed.com/2014/4/21/1011...ening-day-film

Thanks, I had not seen that footage before. And that it was in color surprised me!

It does seem rather odd there's no other footage of the opening of Union Station, in newsreels or anywhere else. It drew enough people that you'd think it would've drawn some more attention that way. Strange. Wonder why?
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Old Posted May 5, 2019, 8:33 PM
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L.A. Import car show

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Michael Ryerson showed us the whole photoset from the 1958 Imported Car Show back in post #9216 in 2012 (it never hurts to repeat a good picture). USC has zoomable versions of all the photos here, so maybe you'll be able to spot more cars. I think there's a Citroën DS almost hidden behind another car.

I couldn't find a location, but the 1959 event was held at the Shrine Exposition Hall.
It looks like the Rootes Group display might have been upstairs. It looks like a Hillman roofline in the extreme upper right corner of the photo.
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Old Posted May 5, 2019, 11:50 PM
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Good eye spotting the Hillman upstairs. I think the 1958 show was also at the Shrine Exhibition Hall. Here's a photo of the empty hall. Even the circular pattern of the floorboards match.

https://www.historictheatrephotos.co...s-Angeles.aspx

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My eyes aren't sharp enough to spot any Rootes vehicles here, but some may have been lurking in the background. I spy a few Isettas and a Lloyd. The stars of the 1958 Los Angeles Imported Car Show were the fancy Mercedes and Jaguars, provided by Peter Satori, as well as the US debut of Datsun. There's a picture of it in the link.


Source: hemmings.com

Link: https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2012/0.../#&gid=1&pid=1
I wasn't familiar with Lloyd automobiles but found out the it's the little wagon with the white top, facing the Bentley convertible. It has suicide doors which I believe the kids would describe as "gangsta"

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Old Posted May 6, 2019, 3:42 AM
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I looked through all the past posts that mention "Sanders" and none of them concerned this Oldsmobile dealership.


"Sanders Oldsmobile, La Brea & Wilshire, Los Angeles, California."


John Margolies, 1976


For some reason, the slide is usually cropped like this online, eliminating the right side of the photograph and the view of the Carnation Building in the distance)

Since we know the Carnation Building is located on Wilshire Boulevard, the auto dealership must have been a bit south of Wilshire.



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I looked through all the past posts that mention "Sanders" and none of them concerned this Oldsmobile dealership.


"Sanders Oldsmobile, La Brea & Wilshire, Los Angeles, California."


John Margolies, 1976


For some reason, the slide is usually cropped like this online, eliminating the right side of the photograph and the view of the Carnation Building in the distance)

Since we know the Carnation Building is located on Wilshire Boulevard, the auto dealership must have been a bit south of Wilshire.



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This was a great building. It was built as Murphy Oldsmobile in 1945; its architect was Max Maltzman .

Here are three Google Street views from 2007, 2010 and 2014...







...which should tell you the fate of our friend Murphy Oldsmobile.





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Now, look in the background of Margolies's 1976 image or the 2007 Google Street view, see that also-demolished building with the vertical fins? That's Irving Shapiro's 1965 Columbia Savings.



Here's what the skylight looked like:








Columbia Savings pix from here
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Old Posted May 6, 2019, 9:43 PM
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Thanks for the information Beaudry.

I wasn't really expecting Sanders Oldsmobile to be standing..but I was shocked that Irving Shapiro's mid-century Columbia Savings is gone as well.
That's the first time I recall seeing the interior. It was quite impressive!

"The bank's design integrates significant works of abstract art, including a 45-foot-long brass screen-waterfall sculptural fountain by local artist Taki
and a 1,300-square-foot dalle-de-verre (faceted glass) stained-glass skylight by acclaimed artist Roger Darricarrere that crowns the interior light well."
... franklinavenue.blog

Was any of this saved? :shrugs:
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update;

Darricarrere's 'stained glass' ceiling is up for auction at LOST CITY ARTS

Here are pieces of it up close.

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Old Posted May 6, 2019, 10:16 PM
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recently fround on Ebay


Turned for easier reading.





I wasn't able to find the house at 1986 W. Washington but I happened upon another old imspressive house from the same time period
..but today it's hiding behind a horrible 1948 addition that was tacked on the front.


GSV

United Maygar House 1975 W. Washington



Today it is the Hungarian Cultural Center.





HERE'S A MUCH BETTER PHOTOGRAPH.


United Maygar House




Back in the Day. [pic. taken 1940]

Found on Yelp, of all places.


Does anyone know th history of this house?






At least some of the original woodwork is still intact.






Lastly, the truly horrendous 1948 addition from above.



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1975 W. Washington

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I wasn't able to find the house at 1986 W. Washington but I happened upon another old imspressive house from the same time period
..but today it's hiding behind a horrible 1948 addition that was tacked on the front.



Back in the Day. [pic. taken 1940]

Found on Yelp, of all places.


Does anyone know th history of this house?
FlyingWedge found and posted about it last July.

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=47626
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Family poses for a snapshot on Vine Street just south of Hollywood Blvd. [c1950s]


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What first caught my eye is the red vehicle that appears to be parked on the sidewalk. (in reality; it's, no doubt, in a parking space)*
Anyhoo, it looks like the back of, what we called, the 'Resusitator' in my home town's fire department. (think Mayberry)..... *searches frantically for image* .....*finds nothing*


*Hmmmm, so where is it parked? At first I thought it might be parked at Ed Pyle's old gas station on the northwest corner of Vine & Selma....
but now I think it might be somewhere closer, like next to the old Huntington Hartford Theatre [1615 N. Vine]. (near that greasy spoon that used to be there)

Nevermind: Now that I think about it, the greasy spoon was located in a building that was part of Ed Pyle's old gas station. .....we've covered this, like, three times and I still can't get it right.

You know what. I don't care where the damn thing is parked....



. . .my 'Mayberry' is a ghost town now.....less Aunt Bea...more meth lab.
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"New Year's 1920, Mayor & Mrs. Snyder"


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At first glance I thought it was covered in wallpaper.

AS A REMINDER.

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28th, 30th and 38th Mayor of Los Angeles. He served from 1897-1898, 1901-1904 and 1920-1921.

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I would have guessed this is the 1920s...but it looks like the postmark says 1950.


reverse





So you don't have to crane your neck.


for search purposes: Firemen, La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles.
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I had to chuckle at the seller's description for this.


"HAUNTED HOUSE, OLD WITCH WOMAN & LONG LETTER ~ 1910s LOS ANGELES VINTAGE PHOTO"


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SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO CRAIN YOUR NECK.



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968 mystery street.


Home of Grace Martin.




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mysterious Evelyn.

And this one is entitled:

"HAVE NO IDEA"--HOPE YOU DO--LOOKS MILITARY TYPE~~......At least the seller is honest.


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What do you all think? ..military? ...governmental? ...business?

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I had to chuckle at the seller's description for this.

"HAUNTED HOUSE, OLD WITCH WOMAN & LONG LETTER ~ 1910s LOS ANGELES VINTAGE PHOTO"


Ebay

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968 mystery street.


Home of Grace Martin.
I thought that the postmark was in the '20s. The 1921 CD has a Grace M Martin living at 968 Court Circle.
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I had to chuckle at the seller's description for this.


"HAUNTED HOUSE, OLD WITCH WOMAN & LONG LETTER ~ 1910s LOS ANGELES VINTAGE PHOTO"


Ebay


SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO CRAIN YOUR NECK.



Reverse




968 mystery street.


Home of Grace Martin.




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Grace Martin lived at 968 Court Circle, Los Angeles in 1910. It appears that the street is no longer there, but the cross street was Temple. Court Circle was lost to the 110 freeway. She was 15 years old in 1910, having been born in February of 1895. She was the daughter of Franklin Martin, a widowed carriage painter. Grace appears to have been born in California but the family was from Illinois. At the time she had an older brother George, who was 16. The family appears in the 1900 Census, and at that time Franklin's parents were also living with them. The next time they are found are in the 1910 Census on Court Circle. The family appears again in the 1920 census, still at the same address, a home Franklin owned. The information for the family is the same except that Franklin is now painting automobiles instead of carriages.

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mysterious Evelyn.

And this one is entitled:

"HAVE NO IDEA"--HOPE YOU DO--LOOKS MILITARY TYPE~~......At least the seller is honest.


Ebay

What do you all think? ..military? ...governmental? ...business?

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I think the last two letters "nc." between the on the upper left indicate some business ("inc.") whose name ends in "EL" and who have headquarters in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and New Orleans. And who, if they were honest about it, owned a heck of a lot of horse drawn wagons :-)

Cheers,

Earl

BINGO! Jewel Tea Company. Searched on "Headquarters New York Chicago New Orleans San Francisco" and a 1923 FDA judgement came up. *Deep Bow*

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I think you need more than nc and el for Bingo.
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Here's a full shot of one of the wagons:



From the Jewel Tea Historical Foundation: http://www.barringtonhistorymuseum.org/jewel-tea.html

And yes, it appears they indeed had a heck of a lot of horse-drawn wagons :-)

Cheers,

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mysterious Evelyn.

And this one is entitled:

"HAVE NO IDEA"--HOPE YOU DO--LOOKS MILITARY TYPE~~......At least the seller is honest.


Ebay

What do you all think? ..military? ...governmental? ...business?

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Great now I've got 'Lovely Rita' as an earworm.
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