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Old Posted Jan 17, 2012, 3:38 AM
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June Fairchild

Actress June Fairchild and her ups and downs were discussed a couple of pages back, so here's one of June and yours truly from the 2008 40th anniversary showing of the Monkees movie "Head". Looks like June is doing much better these days.



Picture by my friend Molly
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2012, 4:50 AM
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June! The chick on the roof!
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Normandie Village

Perhaps some here at the site will recall that I've been trying for a long time to find any information about a long-gone, picturesque 1920's apartment complex on the Sunset Strip called Normandie Village. Nobody here had ever heard of it or knew anything about it. Finally, just in the past several days, an article about Normandie Village appeared in the "Hollywoodland" blog:
http://allanellenberger.com/book-flm...ge-apartments/
A friend who lived in West Hollywood in the 50's remembers it well and said it was large, maybe a half-block square in size.
At the bottom of the blog article, one of the people making a comment includes a link to a great L.A. Times photo showing just how interesting and wonderful Normandie Village was.
http://www.latimes.com/classified/re...0,956968.photo

Another L.A. treasure, demolished and forgotten in the 60's.
I hope some kind soul here will post the article and photos, as I don't know how to.
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2012, 5:11 AM
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JeffDiego, I just 1)right clicked on the image and clicked where it said 2)copy image location, then when posted to this thread I 3)clicked on the little yellow image insert with the little mountain in it and 4) right clicked in the http window and 5) clicked paste and viola, image posted

http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2006-04/23171140.jpg
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2012, 5:36 AM
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Kanhawk:
Thank you!! I will follow your directions next time.
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2012, 7:11 AM
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Gas Towers

The Gas Towers featured in the Best Years of Our Lives was originally located in the areas near the CA 101 North Freeway near Downtown Los Angeles close to Union Station.
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2012, 7:50 AM
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Posting pictures

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I struggled with this too, for a bit. Then I found out you can't just click on the thumbnail in Flickr or Photobucket or whatever, and get the picture to show up in your post with the IMG tag. I don't know about the other image hosting sites, but this is what I did in Flickr.

(1) Open flickr and go to the picture I want. Click on the thumbnail.
(2) Right click on the picture, one of the resulting options is a one-line menu. "Show all sizes" then a list of sizes. Click the one you want, probably the largest, usually.

(3) You should see the image appear. Somewhere above it you should see the link "Download the Large size of this photo", or "Download the Medium size of this photo", etc., depending on what you chose in (2).

(4) Right click on the link and from the resulting menu choose "Copy Link Location".

(5) Now when you're composing or editing your post and you click on the Insert Image link, what you copied in (4) is what you paste in the dialog pox.
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2012, 11:36 AM
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2012, 2:05 PM
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Hi,

I was very happy to find this site by googling. I am a new member now and love this thread, which is an amazing 301 pages! I am from LA, I guess you could tell that from my name here

I have searched many pages of this thread, but it is so slow, since there are so many wonderful pictures all of you have shared. Seeing how my city has changed is so amazing. It is wonderful to see some of those Miracle Mile pictures, since that is where I grew up in the 50's and 60's

I hope it's Ok to ask for some help in a search for a photo I am after...

I am looking for an early aerial photograph of the area around 37th Place and Hill Street. An artist friend has his studio he built there and I would love to show him what the area looked like before.
Here is the area


TIA... Steven
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2012, 4:21 PM
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Some early Hollywood images that we may not have seen before

I'm especially interested in Cahuenga Blvd. and the Cahuenga Pass. Here are some early images that I don't recall seeing here before.

The Cahuenga Suburban, April 1896.


http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics42/00070617.jpg



1910 Real Estate Values


http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics42/00070827.jpg



A curious "Map Of Cahuenga" from 1877. Perhaps this was a proposed development that never came to be? Any thoughts?




Cahuenga Pass, undated, 1


http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics03/00011492.jpg



Cahuenga Pass, undated, 2 (I think I recognize this exact spot...will try to do a "now" shot at some point)

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics04/00011509.jpg


Ice Cream billboard in Cahuenga pass, undated


http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics25/00047061.jpg
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2012, 5:57 PM
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I am looking for an early aerial photograph of the area around 37th Place and Hill Street. An artist friend has his studio he built there and I would love to show him what the area looked like before.
Here is the area


TIA... Steven
The intersection of Hill Street and 37th Place is almost, but not quite in this aerial...

LAPL
Take West 37th Street about three blocks below the bottom edge of the picture to
Hill...hang a right and go a block... and you're at Hill and 37th Place.



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A vintage map showing Hoover Street when it still ran south from Jefferson to
Exposition.
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2012, 6:22 PM
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The intersection of Hill Street and 37th Place is almost, but not quite in this aerial...

LAPL
Take West 37th Street about three blocks below the bottom edge of the picture to
Hill...hang a right and go a block... and you're at Hill and 37th Place.



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A vintage map showing Hoover Street when it still ran south from Jefferson to
Exposition.
Dear GaylordWilshire,

Thank you so much for such a quick response. Yes that first picture is the area, but I was hoping to find a clearer historical picture when there were houses on those streets. That second map is super cool.

Again, thank for looking and posting the pics!
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2012, 6:48 PM
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Well, LA, I've been looking for pictures of West Adams/University for years--to me, one of the most interesting and overlooked areas of old L.A. Vintage shots of houses east of Figueroa, other than perhaps on Adams, are very rare. There are actually quite a few old houses still standing in the area you're talking about--perhaps hundreds. You'd get a better idea of the residential character once there by driving around, or Google Street Viewing... here are a few examples. (Alot of the early lamp standards are still in place.)

Google Street View
East side of Hill Street, just south of 39th


Google Street View
Northwest corner Broadway & 33rd


Google Street View
Long one of my favorites...southeast corner of Grand and 33rd
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I guy I know from another forum hiked up to the crash site about a year ago. Here are some recent pics.









All from http://birdandhike.com/Hike/Other_Ar...d/_Lombard.htm

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Old Posted Jan 17, 2012, 7:30 PM
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Engine Co. 16, once atop Bunker Hill at 139 N Hope...

...and, with southerly addition, 1960:
LAPL

Rare is it that a classic (if not especially unique) Los Angeles building was replaced with an icon (or, at least, what
was to become an icon). The Department of Water & Power is now on the west side of Hope between First & Temple:

Google Street View
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Hi all -- I tried to search this thread for some info, but couldn't find it, so apologies in advance if this building has been covered. Do you know the history of this building (from Google Street View) at the Southwest corner of Grand & 7th in downtown?


Screenshot - 1_17_2012 , 2_53_04 PM by brents74, on Flickr

It looks like it may have been a department store, but I'm not sure.
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Ragnar... there have been a few posts here about Robinson's downtown. Start with this one of ethereal's:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...&postcount=912
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2012, 11:13 PM
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Ragnar... there have been a few posts here about Robinson's downtown. Start with this one of ethereal's:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...&postcount=912
OK, thanks! Maybe my search missed it because in Ethereal's post it's described as "7th & Hope"? So much good info in here it is hard to sift through it all! I figured it had been covered...
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2012, 11:29 PM
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Passing Eaton's:

Pitfall, Regal Films

Is it the one on Wilshire at Ardmore?

www.lileks.com
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Fred... yes, it was the one on the southwest corner of Wilshire and Ardmore. Eaton's seems to have started out as a
chain of chicken restaurants...did Cain pattern Mildred's after it? Steaks--and the "STEAKS" sign in your picture--
were added later. There were separate chicken and steak operations in Beverly Hills, and I think we've
seem some menus of other stores here before.... (Btw, I sure do miss the defunct "Extinct LA Restaurants" site.)
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The Westjoy Dance Studio at 8844 Wilshire and the Nacy White Studio at 8846 Wilshire both in this charming little building.


http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...Number=4778467






http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...Number=4778467



below: If you look down the block there is yet another Dance Studio (I can't quite make out the name).
I was surprised to see one of those huge Examiner signs in the far distance. I didn't realize that there were any in this area.


http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...Number=4778467




below: You can see the Examiner sign slightly better in this photo. You also get a glimpse of a very nice building across the street.....perhaps a supermarket?


http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...Num4778467ber=




below: LAPL says the building is still there but highly remodeled. Here's 8844 today. It looks sad to me with it's big-shouldered neighbors.


google street view

I wouldn't have guessed this was the same building.


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G_W, I'm amazed you found the same house on Miramonte Blvd. that was featured in the 1907 ad. Good job!

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