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-very interesting oldstuff. -by coincidence, I was going to do an Emil Aarup post all well. -but I had no idea he lived in that house on the corner.



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In 1915, his store was in a building on the corner.


http://www.lamaritimemuseum.org/2012...-and-designer/


I found this tidbit that says he was friends with Wallace Beery.


http://www.familyorigins.com/users/s...O1-0001/d8.htm

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[IMG]SCAN1109 by ZX14r, on Flickr[/IMG]

Told Uncle Bert about the typo. Having too much fun in the afterlife!!
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Here's a fun slide from the 1960s of the iconic 'Tail O' the Pup'.


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I remember the Tail O' the Pup being located on the northwest corner of Beverly Blvd. & La Cienega. I'm not sure where it was parked in the 1960s.




The seller also included this slide of a Pinocchio's which I've never heard of before.


ebay

It has the same shape as the Tail O' the Pup, except they painted the wiener into a nose and added a face.
I just noticed the street sign....does it say Lincoln Blvd.?

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The third slide, also from the 1960s, was one of those giant barrels left over from the 1930s or 40s.



ebay

The seller says this reincarnated barrel was on Ventura Blvd.

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LA Tail o' the Pup...

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Here's a fun slide from the 1960s of the 'Tail O' the Pup'.


ebay

I remember the Tail O' the Pup being located on the northwest corner of Beverly Blvd. & La Cienega. I'm not sure where it was parked in the 1960s.
The seller also included this slide of a Pinocchio's which I've never heard of before.

I just noticed the street sign....does it say Lincoln Blvd.?

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Thanks for posting ER....cool

Back in 1972 I worked about a block from the site of the Pup. I even stopped by once and bought a dog with onions and pickles. The place had a grungy corn-ball atmosphere about it....fun nevertheless.


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Excerpt from "Los Angeles - A Guide to the City and Its Environs" (1941) on archive.org.


The "very ripe" entertainment at the CAFE CASINO sounds intriguing!

Here's a photograph I recently found on ebay that shows the painted exterior of the 'Cafe Casino'.



It's somewhat surprising (and refreshing) to see an Herb Store.


below: Here's a photograph I posted earlier in the thread. It's fun to compare the changes in the store-fronts.


http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=14981

I'm a little confused by the Rosslyn sign on the left. I thought it was an entrance to the hotel, but in the larger photo the sign is advertising denin and overalls.

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1943

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The photograph isn't all that exciting.



I guess they forgot who the couple on the left was.

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Ganesha Junction

ER - I found your Ganesha Junction photo on the Pacificelectric.org site, along with some comments.



http://www.pacificelectric.org/pacif...ion-in-pomona/


I believe that this is the area they are referring to:


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below: Here's a photograph I posted earlier in the thread. It's fun to compare the changes in the store-fronts.

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=14981

I'm a little confused by the Rosslyn sign on the left. I thought it was an entrance to the hotel, but in the larger photo the sign is advertising denin and overalls.
In the 1938 and 1939 City Directories, Mrs Celia Goldberg was running the men's furnishing store at 439 S Main, but in 1942 it was the Rosslyn Army & Navy Store.


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Three views of Bunker Hill

These are photos taken from the top of City Hall. The first one we have seen before, but the other two are new.


Jan. 12, 1951: This photo shows downtown Los Angeles, looking southwest from top of City Hal. The building in the center foreground is the Los Angeles Times, with Los Angeles Mirror building directly behind it . The building with the large mast on it is the Richfield Building.


http://framework.latimes.com/2014/10...9-and-2014/#/1




Nov. 8, 1979: Bunker Hill after a rainstorm. The photo was taken from top of City Hall.


http://framework.latimes.com/2014/10...9-and-2014/#/1




Oct. 7, 2014: Bunker Hill and Los Angeles Times buildings, seen from top of City Hall.


http://framework.latimes.com/2014/10...9-and-2014/#/2


Los Angeles skyline 1951, 1979 and 2014
Posted By: Scott Harrison
Posted On: 12:31 a.m. | October 13, 2014

"Recently I found an unpublished negative of the Los Angeles skyline taken on Nov. 8, 1979. Staff photographer Bruce Cox went to one of my favorite spots: the top of City Hall.

For a current image matching Cox’s, it was back to the City Hall observation deck. Results are above.

Just for comparison, I added a 1951 photo by Ellis R. Bosworth of the Associated Press.

And yes, that’s the Los Angeles Times building, lower center in all three photos. My desk is on the third floor. Also of interest, the 1951 photo was shot on 4 x 5 sheet film, the 1979 photo on 35 mm film and the current photo on an iPhone."
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The seller also included this slide of a Pinocchio's which I've never heard of before.


ebay

I just noticed the street sign....does it say Lincoln Blvd.?
Indeed, it looks like it reads LINCOLN BLVD / 1700 S. Off to Google Maps to see what can be found!

Although much modified, this slender little building at the northeast corner of Lincoln and Superba looks mighty familiar, primarily because of that odd little slanted roof in front.


source: Google Street View

And the neighboring building, although difficult to see, bears some similarities to the one in the "Pinocchio's" photo.


source: Google Street View
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Guy Bryan Tire Store at Venice Boulevard and South Vermont - 1933


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/63754/rec/2


I don't recall seeing one of these before:


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/63754/rec/2


This is a great combination street light and street sign:


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/63754/rec/2


Close up:


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/63754/rec/2


National Recovery Act had just started in 1933:


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/63754/rec/2


I don't see any area in this large store where the tires are actually installed on the customer's vehicles.
Back then, did people buy tires at one location and have them put on somewhere else?
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The third slide, also from the 1960s, was one of those giant barrels left over from the 1930s or 40s.



ebay

The seller says this reincarnated barrel was on Ventura Blvd.

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La Cana Restaurant was actually located at 4824 Vineland Avenue, North Hollywood. It was originally the "Idle Hour Café" and then "Rudy's Keg" before becoming La Cana. It has been empty since the 1980's but is now apparently being restored. It is located on the east side of Vineland just north of the Vineland-Camarillo-Lankershim intersection. Googling "La Cana North Hollywood" will bring up various pictures.
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In another forum I'm involved in, the topic of a particular thread is about Ebola. I brought up the Polio scourge and ultimate cure in the'50s by Jonas Salk

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Until 1957, when the Salk vaccine was introduced, polio was considered the most frightening public health problem of the post-war United States. Annual epidemics were increasingly devastating. The 1952 epidemic was the worst outbreak in the nation's history. Of nearly 58,000 cases reported that year, 3,145 people died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis, with most of its victims being children. The "public reaction was to a plague," said historian Bill O'Neal. "Citizens of urban areas were to be terrified every summer when this frightful visitor returned." According to a 2009 PBS documentary, "Apart from the atomic bomb, America's greatest fear was polio."
I went looking for an old photo of a March of Dimes store counter donation card display from the 50's or 60's where you put a dime in the card's coin depression but I can't seem to find one.

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Guy Bryan Tire Store at Venice Boulevard and South Vermont - 1933


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/63754/rec/2


I don't recall seeing one of these before:


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/63754/rec/2


This is a great combination street light and street sign:


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/63754/rec/2


Close up:


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/63754/rec/2


National Recovery Act had just started in 1933:


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/63754/rec/2


I don't see any area in this large store where the tires are actually installed on the customer's vehicles.
Back then, did people buy tires at one location and have them put on somewhere else?
The signal is an early version of an Acme Semaphore Signal.
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I don't recall seeing one of these before:


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/63754/rec/2
This is a circa 1937 version of the same type of traffic signal. I've been trying to find the maker to no avail, but suspect it might have been Acme. Of curiosity is the smaller lens below the larger upper lenses in both cases.


Historical_DWP_Photo_Collection_LA_Public_Library

More about the ACME traffic signal:

Image is of a restored and working 1924 signal




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The Acme Traffic Signal was unique among all traffic signals. It sported not only illuminated red and green Corning glass lenses with heat-resistant ‘stop’ and ‘go’ letters, but also innovative stop-and-go semaphore arms and an amber blinking light for the wee hours of the morning when traffic was mostly absent. It even had a bell to warn of the changing of the lights and arms (although the bells were disconnected in 1931, as the clanging of four signals at an intersection was described by some as sounding like New Year’s Eve in a boiler factory).

Sadly, Acme’s success was short lived, as the signals literally were going to the birds. Despite a bird spike atop the signals, malfunctions became a frequent problem due to bird nests being built inside the hollow area where the semaphore arms came to rest for 14 hours a day, from twilight to daybreak.
- See more at: http://www.antiquetrader.com/article....NX780IDv.dpuf
From: http://www.antiquetrader.com/article...al_restoration

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I don't see any area in this large store where the tires are actually installed on the customer's vehicles. Back then, did people buy tires at one location and have them put on somewhere else?






Tire installation was not that much different than it is today, except that a higher percentage of yesteryear's drivers were better equipped to effect their own repairs than today's drivers. Most cars tended to be equipped with a minimal tool kit - mostly because early vehicles required frequent maintenance (if not chronic repair). Tire repairs/changes were always dirty and time consuming, but the average Joe could patch an inner tube, let alone replace a tire casing. Wheels and tires were less durable but they were lighter and balance was not as critical as it is today.

More to your point, not all stores had service bays and, for many reasons, including vanity, the bays were hidden or off sight. From memory, the few Western Auto stores with which I dealt were not equipped to perform service, although it seems those stores may have had an affiliation with Firestone. I am also reminded of the Sears at Western and Santa Monica Blvd. The automotive department was located almost a block away at Wilton and Santa Monica. http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=7541

Mail order business was big too, e.g., Sears, Montgomery Wards, JCPennys and Western Auto. This would have necessitated self installation or going to the local service station for assistance.



Tire service hidden in plain sight?


Walker's Tire Service (address and date unknown.) Late '20s - early '30s? Possibly 1101 Porter Ave., San Fernando?
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...UL3EBPHDTG.jpg


"Female gas attendant" (unknown location/date)

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics46/00057655.jpg

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics46/00057654.jpg



1928 Muller Bros (Sunset and Cahuenga). Tire stacking taken to new heights.
http://jpg2.lapl.org/spnb2/00017605.jpg


1931 Firestone display rack


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...d/46392/rec/10













http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...d/46392/rec/10





1933 - True Drum Brake Shop - 1133 South Olive Street



http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co.../61327/rec/209

"Over a million in daily use."







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La Cana Restaurant was actually located at 4824 Vineland Avenue, North Hollywood. It was originally the "Idle Hour Café" and then "Rudy's Keg" before becoming La Cana. It has been empty since the 1980's but is now apparently being restored. It is located on the east side of Vineland just north of the Vineland-Camarillo-Lankershim intersection. Googling "La Cana North Hollywood" will bring up various pictures.
Thanks for the correction oldstuff.


I found this photograph on flickr

https://www.flickr.com/photos/guzzle...ream/lightbox/

1960s

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1931 - 480 N. Western Maplewood and Western. "Mel Meyers"

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...d/8807/rec/159









For best selection, order your tickets early!






Previously seen here: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=17844


Service Bays are overrated. Just don't park too close to my tools!




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I love that cozy littler eatery. Virginia Baked Ham! Homemade Chili! -it totally made my stomach growl. (it's noon here in IN)


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Indeed, it looks like it reads LINCOLN BLVD / 1700 S. Off to Google Maps to see what can be found!

Although much modified, this slender little building at the northeast corner of Lincoln and Superba looks mighty familiar, primarily because of that odd little slanted roof in front.


source: Google Street View
Great find Handsome! Since that slanted awning is still in place, I think there's a good possibly Pinocchio is still there, only covered up.


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