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I wanted to check to see if this building survived but I don't believe there is a Friend Avenue in today's West Hollywood. (Google Maps turns up nothing). Perhaps the name of the street was changed, like Prospect Avenue becoming Hollywood Boulevard.

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Milk Diet?


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I wanted to check to see if this building survived but I don't believe there is a Friend Avenue in today's West Hollywood. (Google Maps turns up nothing). Perhaps the name of the street was changed, like Prospect Avenue becoming Hollywood Boulevard.
This clipping is from the 1918 CD.


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The current streets from Gardner to Fairfax are:

Gardner Street
Sierra Bonita Avenue
Curson Avenue
Stanley Avenue
Spaulding Avenue
Genesee Avenue
Ogden Drive
Orange Grove Avenue
Fairfax Avenue

So it looks like Friend Avenue became Ogden Drive, but there's no number 608.

e_r, you asked about the Milk Diet Sanitarium a couple of months back in post #18220. I don't remember anyone digging up more info, but I may be wrong.
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Milk Diet?


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I wanted to check to see if this building survived but I don't believe there is a Friend Avenue in today's West Hollywood. (Google Maps turns up nothing). Perhaps the name of the street was changed, like Prospect Avenue becoming Hollywood Boulevard.

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1915 LA City Directory @ Fold3.com

Most north-south streets jog at that stretch of Santa Monica; north of Santa Monica Blvd, 1/2 block west of Stanley is Spaulding, and the next street west is Genesee.
I drove the Googlemobile around a bit but didn't find the house. The street numbering may have changed too.
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It looks like Friend Avenue became Ogden Drive, but there's no number 608.
Originally Posted by FlyingWedge

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You two dug up some really good street information. Now if I can just remember it.



...here's another interesting place.

(I searched the word 'naturopathic' on the thread and nothing came up)

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HossC, you helped solve a little mystery when you posted this photograph of the Citizens National Bank-Wilmington Branch at 200 E. Anaheim.

"I think the large arrow is part of the grand opening display." -HossC

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A long time ago I posted a photo of a similar sized arrow and no one was able to come up with it's location

below: Here's my earlier post.

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A scene from the 1967 cult film 'Mondo Hollywood' shows these two surfers leaving the Hollywood Hills to catch some waves
in Malibu.


Mondo Hollywood




As they speed down the hill you see a giant arrow in the distance.


Mondo Hollywood

Can anyone tell me where this humongous arrow was located??
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Thanks to HossC, I now know the arrow was probably a temporary display.
It might have been at this location only for a few days which is why no one could pinpoint the location.
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the B.J. machine

1952


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Byron Jackson
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Elegance in Long Beach.


ebay-the seller didn't include an address for this eclectic shop.

I'm still trying to figure out the leaning roof area towards the front. Mansard roof gone awry?
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Feb. 1927

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back





920 S. Olive

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Hmmm...I don't see any resemblance. Perhaps the street numbers have changed...maybe it's the building to it's left.
I guess I need to take another ride in the google-mobile and check it out.
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Some history of the BJ Company.....The man whose initials remain part of the company name was Byron Jackson, a pioneer-inventor who, in 1872, founded the Byron Jackson Company. The firm designed and manufactured pumps and other equipment for miners and farmers, including the Jackson Feeder, a major labor-saving device.

.In 1879, the company moved to San Francisco, where, as the Byron Jackson Machine Works, it manufactured prototypes of both deep-well turbine and submersible pumps. The growing business had one major setback in 1906, when San Francisco's great earthquake and fire destroyed the plant, but Jackson rebuilt his factory, and before his retirement in 1913, he helped design and engineer a new fire prevention and protection system for San Francisco. The system included the first use of fire trucks and fire boats equipped with efficient, high-pressure centrifugal pumps.
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HossC, you helped solve a little mystery when you posted this photograph of the Citizens National Bank-Wilmington Branch at 200 E. Anaheim.

"I think the large arrow is part of the grand opening display." -HossC

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A long time ago I posted a photo of a similar sized arrow and no one was able to come up with it's location

below: Here's my earlier post.


Thanks to HossC, I now know the arrow was probably a temporary display.
It might have been at this location only for a few days which is why no one could pinpoint the location.
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The sound track for Mondo Hollywood was performed by Davy Allen & The Arrows.
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Here's a fuller view--apparently it's from the 1921 Max Linder silent Seven Years Bad Luck. I haven't seen the whole film, but have been told that an even fuller view reveals mountains in the background, which goes with the Pasa-/Altadena location cited. (I really knew nothing about Linder, who was popular in France but felt he bombed in the US. His end was noirish: According to silentsaregolden.com, "He made a couple more insignificant films in Europe, then declared that he wasn't funny anymore and entered into a suicide pact with his young wife in 1925 leaving an infant child."
You guys aren't gonna believe it, but I think I found it (I still can't really believe it myself). When I was young, me and my dad would go driving all over Pasadena and LA in general just to explore, which was a big part of how I got acquainted with LA architecture. There was this big mansion on Palm Street in Altadena that caught our eyes enough to go back and check it out several times. I couldn't remember exactly what it looked like, but the mystery house reminded me of it, so it made me want to pull up Google Street View just to see it again. Here's what I found:

GSV

Location is 1366 E. Palm Street in Altadena. It appears to be the same shape and the ornament around the front entrance looks to be the same as well. Of course, the windows on either side of the entrance are completely different - I figured that the still from the movie shows the rear facade of the house. Did a little more research and found that the house was also used on an episode "Knots Landing." That took me to a page that had a rear view of the house as it appeared in the episode. Looks to be same facade shown in the still from the movie:

IAmNotAStalker.com

The site also has a screen shot of the Google aerial view, which I think pretty much solves the mystery of the mystery house:

Google
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Oh my, what a wonderful discovery Tetsu! I knew you could do it.
I was beginning to wonder if we'd ever locate GW's 'Seven Years Bad Luck' mansion.

....quite surprised it was used in an episode of Lorimar's 'Knots Landing'. (my old company)

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The sound track for Mondo Hollywood was performed by Davy Allen & The Arrows.
This is a very interesting detail Graybeard.
Do you think it's possible the giant arrow was placed there for the movie production?

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This is a very interesting detail Graybeard.
Do you think it's possible the giant arrow was placed there for the movie production?

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If not intentionally, it certainly seems like a reference.
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The site also has a screen shot of the Google aerial view, which I think pretty much solves the mystery of the mystery house:

Google
Great find, Tetsu. I went to check Historic Aerials, and it looks like the original grounds with the large lawn survived into the '50s. I'm afraid I couldn't make this 1954 image any clearer. By the '70s there were other houses in what had been the grounds, and the gardens were significantly reduced in size.


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GW recently posted a couple of nice pieces of artwork from old City Directories. Here's one that I liked in the 1909 CD. At the time, the Aristo Engraving Company was in the Citizens National Bank Building, which ties in neatly with my posts of a couple of days ago.

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I recently found this postcard of the Southern California Business College on ebay.


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Buster Keaton's beautiful home. (not to be confused with Harold Lloyd's estate)


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Mr. Keaton playing ball on the lawn.

acertaincinema





Reginald Denny carrying an unconscious Buster towards Keaton's actual home in 'Parlor, Bedroom and Bath', a 1931 MGM talkie feature.

http://silentlocations.wordpress.com...buster-keaton/





This wonderful house has survived. The address is 1608 Pamela Drive, Beverly Hills.

google_earth

-although, the vast expanse of lawn, which I found so inviting, is gone now.



Here's a view of the front entrance.

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https://www.pinterest.com/pin/542331980098926696/





The original stove in the kitchen of Buster Keaton's Italian Villa.


https://www.pinterest.com/pin/542331980098926698/
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Elegance in Long Beach.


ebay-the seller didn't include an address for this eclectic shop.

I'm still trying to figure out the leaning roof area towards the front. Mansard roof gone awry?
Here's a similar postcard with a caption which includes the address of 501 East Ocean Boulevard. It's taken from a book called 'Long Beach Art Deco' by John W. Thomas, Suzanne Tarbell Cooper and J. Christopher Launi.


books.google.com

That address would've been right opposite the eastern end of the Rainbow Pier. The picture below dates from 1946.


USC Digital Library

I think that the Gibson Style Shop is visible at the center of this close-up.


Detail of picture above.

I found another postcard view on Ebay, but the image was really washed out. Having said that, I thought that the caption on the back was worth posting.


Ebay

I didn't find a demolition date, so I'm wondering whether it's worth digging out my copy of 'It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World' again to see if it appears in the chase at the end.
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Good eye. That's definitely the Gibson Style Shop in the aerial photograph you posted HossC.
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While we're in Long Beach, I thought I'd go ahead and post this aerial I found on ebay last week.

1932


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