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Old Posted Jul 31, 2014, 12:05 PM
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HossC: Maybe you can work a little magic on the following? Try as I have, my panoramic images are impossibly tepid and even disjointed.
Here you go:

Fox Film Studio, Westwood Village, Westwood, Los Angeles. 1932.


Huntington Digital Library

I found the tinting a little odd and distracting on the Hollywood Boulevard image, so I grayscaled it.

Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles. 1927.


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Old Posted Jul 31, 2014, 2:16 PM
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Remarkable job HossC.

1933 (release date)
http://portlaarchives.files.wordpres...pg?w=497&h=444

Cavalcade may be worth viewing from an NLA perspective. Evidently, this "award winning" film captured many Port of LA exteriors. http://portlaarchives.com/2014/03/12...f-los-angeles/



http://portlaarchives.files.wordpres.../03/0522-b.jpg


http://portlaarchives.files.wordpres...22-b-copy1.jpg




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Old Posted Jul 31, 2014, 4:45 PM
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It was one whale of a wedding! And the bridesmaids? (Source suggests probably somewhere in Long Beach)
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics49/00044391.jpg

Save the Whales was clearly not always popular.


January 1930
http://portlaarchives.files.wordpres...3/11/913-a.jpg

January 1930. 50-tons at LA Shipbuilding Co.
http://portlaarchives.files.wordpres.../11/931-a1.jpg


Deadman's Island (discussed elsewhere on NLA) was evidently used for whale processing in the mid-late 1800's. (Looks like the the USN is keeping a watchful eye in background)
http://portlaarchives.files.wordpres...2013/11/88.jpg
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Old Posted Jul 31, 2014, 4:50 PM
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Remarkable job HossC.
I have to agree, HossC. Splendid!

The appearance of the Cavalcade billboard in the Fox Studios panorama is grand.

The Hollywood Blvd. panorama has such great detail. I'm obviously wrong, but I thought the Bank Building on the northeast corner of Hollywood and Highland was already there when the Chinese Theatre was built. Does anyone know the date it was constructed?

I'm trying to figure out what that tower structure is being built that Godzilla highlighted. A couple inches to the left of it appears to be the Hollywood Athletic Bldg.

Nice look at the Hollywood Hotel and on the left, the buildings that are now known as Yamashiro's and the Magic Castle, I believe. And the side of the Christie Hotel looks as mundane in 1927 as it does now.

Was this photograph taken from the Roosevelt Hotel? Lots of things to look at...the students on the Hollywood High School athletic field.

Thanks for doing that, HossC, and first posting it Godzilla.

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Cavalcade may be worth viewing from an NLA perspective. Evidently, this "award winning" film captured many Port of LA exteriors.
As for Cavalcade, despite the kudos for it in the advertisement, modern audiences find it a pretty big bore. I, myself, have seen it three times, once on a video and twice in a theatre and I have no desire to again. It would probably remind you of Upstairs, Downstairs or Downton Abbey now and that's the point. At the time it may have been something new, but now it's worn out and far beyond cliché. The "port of L.A." exteriors may be the only reason to give it a shot. (The film is all set in England, FYI.) It might be interesting to some film buffs for it's production design, but beware of some critics, like Leonard Maltin, giving it **** reviews. Considering AMPAS had 18 months of films to choose their best picture from this particular year (because the following year, 1934, they went to a full calendar year for the choices) and considering the other nine choices for Best Picture (like I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang, Little Women, Private Lives of Henry VIII, She Done Him Wrong, or 42nd Street, for example) were/are far more entertaining and interesting (well, maybe not A Farewell to Arms, though I'd give it the edge over Cavalcade) then you wonder what astounded people so much about Cavalcade back then.
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Old Posted Jul 31, 2014, 5:43 PM
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The Hollywood Blvd. panorama has such great detail. I'm obviously wrong, but I thought the Bank Building on the northeast corner of Hollywood and Highland was already there when the Chinese Theatre was built. Does anyone know the date it was constructed?
Various sources, including emporis.com, list a construction/completion date of 1927 for the Hollywood First National Bank Building at Hollywood and Highland. The panorama either shows an empty lot or the early stages of construction.


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I'm trying to figure out what that tower structure is being built that Godzilla highlighted. A couple inches to the left of it appears to be the Hollywood Athletic Bldg.
It's the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Hollywood. From Wikipedia:

"In 1921, the parish paid $75,000 for the land on Sunset Boulevard that is the current home of the church. Benefiting from a Hollywood real estate boom, the church later sold its existing property on Hollywood Boulevard for $300,000.

The new church and school on Sunset Boulevard were designed by Thomas Franklin Power. Power designed the Blessed Sacrament School, which opened in 1923, in an Italian Renaissance style. When the new school opened, its enrollment was 370 students. Power next turned his attention to the new church, which he adapted from the Basilican style of the Italian Renaissance style. The roof, however, was made of tile instead of the flat roof typical of Roman churches. Power designed the interior with flanking arches to be reminiscent of the San Paolo and St. Clement Basilicas in Rome. The new church was dedicated in June 1928. With its 223-foot chimes tower, ornate exterior and seating for 1,400 people, Blessed Sacrament quickly became a Hollywood landmark."


The panorama is dated 1927, so that fits with the 1928 dedication. It's right next to Crossroads of the World on Sunset.


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It was one whale of a wedding! And the bridesmaids? (Source suggests probably somewhere in Long Beach)
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics49/00044391.jpg

Save the Whales was clearly not always popular.
BTW, is it just me who thinks the man conducting the wedding in the whale in Tourmaline's post looks like Alfred the butler (Alan Napier) from Batman?


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Old Posted Jul 31, 2014, 5:49 PM
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Thank you HossC. I am traveling with an overtaxed laptop harddrive. I have now inadvertently eliminated portions of the program you mentioned that "may" have permitted stitching. On top of that, you are obviously capable of a mars mission while I am still trying to fly when it comes to electronic photos .

Before incurring yours and others wrath, care to give a few other significant "extra-wides" a go? Obviously, anyone is welcome to share.

Not to further offend anyone, but for my money, bigger is necessarily better. At some point in the not-to-distant future we may be regretting the lack of resolution. The details often reveal hidden (to me) treasures.

The following have been on my "stitch list" for a while. (There are a few more.)





Republic Studios, 1942. (Where is the Duke?)

http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...id/4205/rec/82

http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...id/4206/rec/86


A taste?






A wonderful 1915 view of Huntington's quaint and ever so modest residence. Before the small stand-alone library and victory garden. Did Gutenberg do paperbacks?

http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single.../id/106/rec/37






Huntington Beach. (Before Wig-Wag's first oil strike?)


http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...id/7449/rec/33



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Old Posted Jul 31, 2014, 8:36 PM
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Thank you HossC. I am traveling with an overtaxed laptop harddrive. I have now inadvertently eliminated portions of the program you mentioned that
"may" have permitted stitching.
There's not really any stitching involved in these panoramas (although I often do a little repair work/tidying). It just involves taking three or four screengrabs
with overlaps and pasting them together. The GSV panorama of South Vermont which I posted recently was a different matter, and I was quite happy to let
the software do all the tricky distorting and blending to get the separate images to fit together!

How do other members feel about the size of these panoramas? I'm aiming for a maximum of 4000px wide because I feel it gives a good trade-off between
image detail and loading time.

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On top of that, you are obviously capable of a mars mission while I am still trying to fly when it comes to electronic photos.
Space travel doesn't take much computing power. The Apollo 11 guidance computer ran at 0.001024 GHz and had read-only storage of 0.000032 Gb .

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The following have been on my "stitch list" for a while. (There are a few more.)
Here are the panoramas from your list:

Republic Studios, Studio City, Los Angeles. 1942.


Huntington Digital Library


Huntington Digital Library

These two weren't as large, so I just zoomed in to 100%.

Panoramic view of the Huntington residence and San Marino ranch, circa 1915.
NB. I grayscaled this one before reapplying the sepia tone. Hopefully it's more even now.


Huntington Digital Library

Huntington Beach panorama from wharf.


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Old Posted Jul 31, 2014, 10:18 PM
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Fantastic job HossC.





ebay



Does anyone recognize this distinctive building?

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Old Posted Jul 31, 2014, 11:38 PM
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Kitty Hawk calling . . .

Public thank you to HossC for those terrific panoramas. Excellent work!

Applause!
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Old Posted Aug 1, 2014, 12:20 AM
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During prohibition, The Uplifter's, an offshoot of the prominent Los Angeles Athletic Club downtown, established a social club and and ranch in Rustic Canyon.
The relative isolation of the area provided an ideal retreat for the wealthy and powerful members of the club, who primarily lived in the upscale areas (at the time) near downtown and Pasadena, to indulge their wet appetites without undo notice.

const. 1922

FIL/B




ebay



Luckily, the clubhouse has survived.


wikimapia


The current sign over Latimer Road.





the courtyard

inthecanyon.com



nice details

RCRC



A scenario with many interesting facts on the Uplifter's Club. (it's very enthralling...treat yourself )
http://www.magicalrealism.us/2014/07/04/uplifters/

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Old Posted Aug 1, 2014, 2:38 AM
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(previously ask question) ...so what reservoir is this?
ebay


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ER, that is Gibraltar Dam at the former Sheffield Reservoir in Santa Barbara County, CA.
See: http://www.lotsafunmaps.com/Santa_Ba...voir_Walk.html

Cheers,
Jack
Thanks for pinpointing the location of this photograph Wig-Wag.

I see that the castle-like design is still intact.

www.lotsafunmaps.com

-pretty cool looking
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Here's an impressive aerial taken by the Goodyear 'Airship'.


ebay

So where is this? ....all that's missing (on the smokestack) is the first letter....and I still haven't figured it out) Duh.


reverse with stamp


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Best I can do with new Google maps

I was especially impressed by the before and after photographs of 3863 Franklin Avenue.



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You were on a public street sopas_ej....no need to worry about the jerk on the balcony.
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Thank you so much for sharing your photographs.
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Here is the view with the new Google maps!
I was born at the Merrick building aka Big Blue Scientology building was Cedars of Lebanon in 1972 and raised 3 block away and like approx 6 away now this is my bubble LOL I LOVE THIS SITE BEEN COMING HERE FOR 2 YEARS Finally had to say something LOL every time I wanted to someone beat me to it! Sorry pic won't show I guess IDK how this works yes sorry

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Sorry I'm new won't happen again!!

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Picture I took with new Google maps
https://www.diigo.com/item/p/oeosdebzccddpscddzbeesrbpp
RADIO AND FRANKLIN Best I can do Google needs to fix a few things LOL

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Here's an impressive aerial taken by the Goodyear 'Airship'.


ebay

So where is this? ....all that's missing (on the smokestack) is the first letter....and I still haven't figured it out) Duh.


reverse with stamp


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Actually the first letter is there, but it took blowing the image up 220 times to clearly see it. It is the Letter "F" spelling out "FORMAY." Sadly a couple of quick searches reveals nothing about a company having that name in that time frame. Maybe you'll have better luck than I did.
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Here's an impressive aerial taken by the Goodyear 'Airship'.


ebay

So where is this? ....all that's missing (on the smokestack) is the first letter....and I still haven't figured it out) Duh.
The key to finding this location was discovering that Formay was the name of a product and not the company. This 1950s tin can is for sale on eBay, and has "Manufactured by Swift & Company" on the back.


eBay

USC has loads of Swift & Company pictures, many showing cakes. There are also a few of delivery trucks, and this one titled "Exterior of Vernon plant showing row of tanks, Swift & Company, Vernon, CA, 1931". The word "Golden" on the Golden West Salad Oil tank can be seen on e_r's picture.


USC Digital Library

There was no address given other than Vernon, but it didn't take long to spot the storage tanks in this 1948 view. All the large storage tanks on the left had gone by 1972, and the entire site had made way for the current buildings by 1980.


Historic Aerials

A 1935 billboard for Formay.


Detail of picture at USC Digital Library

Parfay was another Swift & Company product. There's a "SWIFT" boxcar similar to this one just to the right of the main building in e_r's picture.


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Parfay was another Swift & Company product. There's a "SWIFT" boxcar similar to this one just to the right of the main building in e_r's picture.
Great sleuthing, but let me be the first of a legion of model railroaders past and present to note that the rolling stock is a refrigerator car, not a boxcar. A popular and colorful model, btw.

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Thanks for figuring out the FORMAY question Retired_In_Texas and HossC.

Loyalton was also on the right track. He sent me this PM earlier.

This is what he wrote:

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Here's the photograph in question one last time.

ebay

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