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Old Posted May 12, 2019, 4:31 AM
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mystery location #2



I see a clue > > > "Heimat"

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Nevermind...what I was thinking of ...is spelled Hemet

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It is indeed German, and says:

Los Angeles, 23 June 1928

From our new homeland [heimat] the L. Richarz family sends you best greetings. __ __ [can't make out these words] taken in front of our new residence on March 20, 1928" I guess he's referring to the photo.

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Old Posted May 12, 2019, 6:45 AM
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The original negative of this photograph is currently on Ebay.

This image was taken by the Research Department from Universal International Pictures.


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"Taken in the last days of the old Broadway Tunnel which opened in 1901 and was closed in June of 1949 to make way for the new Hollywood Fwy.
A road sign reads: "Construction Zone - Drive Carefully. State Highway Project"


I believe the buiding on the right (where the people are standing, and reading the newspaper, near the entrance) is the Hall of Justice. ......The view TODAY


There's a possibility we have seen this on nla...but there's also a possibility we haven't.
That's such an amazing photo, ER - and taken from an angle I don't recall seeing before - so I felt like I had to do a little bit of restoration on the image:

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Old Posted May 12, 2019, 10:45 AM
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I'd just like to say a few off-topic things:

1. I thoroughly support the prohibition against political posts. It's unpleasant and unproductive to interject comments that are not germane to the topic at hand and that only serve to divide us.

2. By "political," I mean expressions of political views that I agree with just as much as those that I do not.

3. I would hope that EVERYONE should be adults about this, and refrain from virtue-signaling their politics.

4. Subjects that are divisive and ALSO germane, such as Frank Gehry, should be considered totes cool. Because I hate Frank Gehry, and I have no idea who he votes for.
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mystery location #2

I was going to post this last night..but I ran out of time.


"RPPC 1928 Los Angeles, CA? Home & Business in Valley See Correspondence.'


Ebay click link / scroll down




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Now 3718 Whiteside Street, the porch has been enclosed. Out the back at the end of the garden, there's a nice expanse of busway and freeway.


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Old Posted May 12, 2019, 2:35 PM
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Today I notice that someone mentioned LA horrible smog and another talked about LA's disadvantage kids. I guess that's OK.

God forbid I show ER's photo of homeless people and his photo of security gated old apartments.

The motto seems to be: Attack, attack, attack CBD. Ignore the others.

Its all very hilarious.
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Old Posted May 12, 2019, 5:02 PM
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Now 3718 Whiteside Street, the porch has been enclosed. Out the back at the end of the garden, there's a nice expanse of busway and freeway.


GSV [...]
The orange flowers appear to constitute a very fine display of the orchid Epidendrum radicans.
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Old Posted May 12, 2019, 7:22 PM
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3718 Whiteside Street was only built in 1926. Here's an overhead view from 1928 showing how much space it had when e_r's picture was taken. The road at the end of the backyard was already there, but considerably narrower. I've put a "1" next to the house and a "2" next to what I think is the gas station. The gas station location is now under the freeway.


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Old Posted May 13, 2019, 12:25 AM
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3718 Whiteside Street was only built in 1926. Here's an overhead view from 1928 showing how much space it had when e_r's picture was taken. The road at the end of the backyard was already there, but considerably narrower. I've put a "1" next to the house and a "2" next to what I think is the gas station. The gas station location is now under the freeway.


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That road is actually Pacific Electric's San Bernardino line. The tracks are still there and owned by Metrolink. They only had to do a bit of realignment to the tracks when they built the freeway around it. It's a tight fit but it makes for some interesting viewing opportunities for railfans:

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Old Posted May 13, 2019, 1:57 AM
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This is LA but I don't know where. Anyone know or can take a guess?




Its from the film "Gun Crazy",,,,,
I'm about forty pages behind.... But this is 123 S. Figueroa
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Old Posted May 13, 2019, 3:35 AM
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I didn't hold out much hope in finding the location of the Richarz family home. Good team work everyone! ! !


Scott Charles, you did an excellent job removing the 'watermark' on the Broadway Tunnel / Hall of Justice photograph.
Years ago a fellow noirisher was removing 'watermarks' for us, but was told to stop. I don't recall who dropped the hammer. It might have been a ebay seller. (?)


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You're better off than me. At least people respond to you. I'm ignored no matter what I say.
I sincerely apologize, JSott. I try to respond fairly.
If anything_ I'm afraid people get sick of me thanking everyone. It's what you might call a 'no win' situation.

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mystery location.

At first I thought this slide might be of Kiddie Land on the southeast corner of Beverly & La Cienega Blvds.

"3 Kodachrome Slide 1947 Los Angeles KIDDIE RIDES Amusement Park LATL TROLLEY BUS."


Ebay







But in this 2nd slide one of our favorite subjects on NLA shows up in the upper left hand corner. ...A Gas-o-Meter!


Ebay

If I'm not mistaken, the closest gas-o-meter to Kiddie Land was up in Hollywood near one of the older studios.







Then this 3rd slide popped up and LO and BEHOLD...A straight-on view of the Gas-o-Meter.


Ebay

Wowza!............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ The LARy trolley car is extremely cool as well.

So if this small amusement park isn't Kiddie Land, what is it?


Remember folks; the slides are dated 1947.
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"MTA: The Early Years"?

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Old Posted May 13, 2019, 5:02 PM
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This is a post from 10 years ago, August 2009. Post #195.

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Sometimes when I look at this thread, I play this song. Corny, I know, but that's me.

Cue Doris:
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A few Doris Day shots in L.A. Locations:

Riding her bike in Beverly Hills, 1980.


DorisDayForum


Doris Day on the marquee: A rainy night for the Teacher's Pet premiere at the Paramount Theater in Hollywood (now the El Capitan).


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With Clark Gable and his wife Kay, at the premiere. (I believe the lighted sign in the background is the coffee shop Toff's, on the corner of the Chinese Theater's parking lot.)




With Mamie Van Doren.




Doris Day,with scorecard on her lap, watching the Dodgers play in 1963.
(It's rumored that she had a dalliance with Dodger player Maury Wills. She would not talk about that rumor, but never denied it.)
Row AA!


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Her autograph on a Dodgers program. It's the blue one.
But click this photograph to see the full autograph!

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My favorite Doris Day song:

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Old Posted May 14, 2019, 12:03 AM
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mystery location.

At first I thought this slide might be of Kiddie Land on the southeast corner of Beverly & La Cienega Blvds.

"3 Kodachrome Slide 1947 Los Angeles KIDDIE RIDES Amusement Park LATL TROLLEY BUS."





Ebay

Wowza!............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ The LARy trolley car is extremely cool as well.

So if this small amusement park isn't Kiddie Land, what is it?


Remember folks; the slides are dated 1947.
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Well, the trolley car has Inglewood on its sign, but it may not have anything to do with the location of this kiddie park.






It also looks like there is a large building in the background?





The place does not look as "fancy" as Kiddie Land Park, but maybe it is just an early version.
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Old Posted May 14, 2019, 12:35 AM
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I was so preoccupied with the gas-o-meter I didn't notice the INGLEWOOD sign on the trolley.

Thanks for pointing it out, FredH. I think that could be an important clue.



I did notice the whitish building in the distance (the one you enlarged). The first thing that crossed my mind was Park La Brea Apts.
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Old Posted May 14, 2019, 12:54 AM
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Speaking of INGLEWOOD. . . . .


This appears to be a rather impressive place!


Ebay /no longer listed




Postmark 1915

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Rotated for easier reading.



"It is that little Japanese Park down in front of the high school."



I don't recall a Japanese Park this elaborate in Inglewood.



The first thing to come to mind was the Japanese Deer Park, but it was located in Buena Park. (& I don't believe it was in existence back in 1915)

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This is a post from 10 years ago, August 2009. Post #195.




A few Doris Day shots in L.A. Locations:

Doris Day,with scorecard on her lap, watching the Dodgers play in 1963.
(It's rumored that she had a dalliance with Dodger player Maury Wills. She would not talk about that rumor, but never denied it.)
Row AA!


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Old Posted May 14, 2019, 5:13 AM
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Scott Charles, you did an excellent job removing the 'watermark' on the Broadway Tunnel / Hall of Justice photograph.
Years ago a fellow noirisher was removing 'watermarks' for us, but was told to stop. I don't recall who dropped the hammer. It might have been a ebay seller. (?)
I didn't think the seller would mind in this case, since my post came after he had already sold the picture... but if it's considered bad form to remove watermarks, I'll stop doing it.

Thanks for the heads-up (and the compliment), ER.
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Speaking of INGLEWOOD. . . . .


This appears to be a rather impressive place!


Ebay /no longer listed




Postmark 1915

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Rotated for easier reading.



"It is that little Japanese Park down in front of the high school."



I don't recall a Japanese Park this elaborate in Inglewood.



The first thing to come to mind was the Japanese Deer Park, but it was located in Buena Park. (& I don't believe it was in existence back in 1915)

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My guess is that it's Edward Vincent Jr. Park(formerly Centinela Park) north of the cemetery. It's the right shape with a main street(Florence) on the left and houses on the right and Centinela Spring is in the park that would provide the water.
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Hand written postmark--cool!

Is L.A. "noirish" because many noir films are set there, or are noir films set in L.A. because it is noirish? Interesting chicken/egg question. I don't have the answer. I guess any place that attracts so many people seeking a better life or fame in the movies is destined to be tinged with some gloom since most people don't realize their dreams. Peg Entwhistle learned that. And even some of those who attain their dreams find them hollow. And a place where temperatures can rise to 90 degrees in January is likely to discombobulate a fair number of newcomers not used to our regional oddities, climatic and otherwise.

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