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Old Posted Mar 8, 2017, 5:58 PM
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Apparently part of an expose about young talent struggling for a break in Hollywood . What Price Hollywood? T2, is there a happy ending?

(No descriptions or dates, which permits much poetic license. All from LIFE archives)



Can't recall seeing this image of this long-gone apartment building at 5555 Hollywood Blvd.
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/d01e39931e49b8f1_large




Patience
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/e879de7a385edf33_large




Any messages?

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/fa41e1e045baefc2_large






Hello, this is Miss Williams from Central Casting.
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/c8b9b839763fe0ad_large



I can be there in 5 minutes! (If I don't get electrocuted first)
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/82cf910a08a1b2b0_large


I can be there in 3 minutes!
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/e51305a7c8b233c3_large



Run don't walk.
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/3b679eae04d863ab_large


Survive
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/f15850632ae0f213_large



http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/b86691fb3a7ab9a0_large



Practice makes perfect.
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/e1b1a6948d89bb8d_large



Check out the trends
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/9b91c9d1034e221f_large




Another audition outfit.
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/200447a45ed51abd_large





To be immortalized in concrete
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/6b42d67417b61a9e_large



Dearest.
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/fef838abdcd2797c_large



http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/0cbb5f34461ada26_large




A glimmer of light.
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/caa374c60f9ee9c5_large



More light
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/88006a4695a7e71f_large




Even more light
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/489598d952a83e6b_large





How Far is the Barn!
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/9d331bd6b23037ff_large


To be continued?


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S. Charles Lee did the gorgeous Hollywood Regency remodel of the Max Factor building, combining an old furniture warehouse and a garage. The shorter, garage portion is now a Mel's Drive-in.


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This one is positively swoon-worthy BRR. That's the Hotel Hollywood on the right.






No spoilers on "What Price Hollywood?" Biff. You have to see it :-)

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Old Posted Mar 8, 2017, 6:13 PM
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Excellent post on 927 and 937 Orange Street FW.



Originally posted by Flyingwedge


I can't get over that elaborate 'spire' on top of the cupola------->

I don't believe I've seen anything quite like it.

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Old Posted Mar 8, 2017, 6:51 PM
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No spoilers on "What Price Hollywood?" Biff. You have to see it :-)




Seen it and, given enough time, lived it. Could have said "Took me to the cleaners, Harvey's."




And from the top!
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/871acfa7b672010f_large




http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/97e02d2a43244b60_large



Battery up!
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/d72666e9cbe63cea_large






Was the sign a discard or - could this be theater-adjacent parking? everywhere. (Think it most likely the former.)

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/e97c84f5d8fdb65d_large






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Old Posted Mar 8, 2017, 7:05 PM
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This photograph of the 1964 Huntington Cinema includes the unique stand-alone marquee that doubled as a decorative 'tower'.


http://occinema.com/wp-content/uploa...huntington.jpg

In my opinion the marquee doesn't seem all that practical. You wouldn't be able to read it until you were right in front of the theater.
There's a parking lot in front of the cinema building rather than a street. The marquee would've been roughly where Yogurtland is today. It was probably placed to catch the attention of traffic on Main Street, which wasn't lined with trees when the cinema opened.


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Old Posted Mar 8, 2017, 7:06 PM
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While we're in the Southland.

I happened upon this postcard of the mid-century Robinson's Department Store in Newport Beach.


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The string(s) of vertical lights seems excessive. (they are lights aren't they?)
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They're wind chimes. Yes, it's a frightening thought, and I'm going to go lie down just thinking about it; but they're wind chimes. When I go to Fashion Island, I park near there. The upside is that they hardly ever make any sound (at least in my experience).
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Old Posted Mar 8, 2017, 7:26 PM
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odinthor beat me to it!

From seecalifornia.com:
"Made of bronze, the installation takes up an entire panel wall of the building and are considered a sculpture created by mural artist Tom Van Sant. They aren't his only piece of artwork but are certainly one of the most enjoyable because they make sounds. The chimes were installed in September 1967, and set a Guinness Book of Records as the world's largest wind chime."
Here's a better picture.


www.newportbeachhistorical.org

Robinson's is now Macy's, but the chimes are still there.


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Old Posted Mar 8, 2017, 8:00 PM
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This is the other building featured in the Julius Shulman photoset that I posted yesterday. It's still "Job 6269: Phelps and Morris, miscellaneous projects (Long Beach, Calif.), 1984". The sign on the side says "The Belmont" and "A Racquetball and Athletic Club".



These look like the racquetball courts.



A reverse view from near the "Sundeck" sign.



There was also a gym ...



... and a small pool.



All from Getty Research Institute

The Belmont Athletic Club is still in business at 4918 E 2nd Street, Long Beach - just a stone's throw from yesterday's Gibraltar Savings location. The front has been opened up with large windows on the second floor. They've kept the Art Deco typeface.


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www.newportbeachhistorical.org

WIND CHIMES!?!

Well,...now I've seen everything. Thanks odinthor & HossC
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Was the sign a discard or - could this be theater-adjacent parking? everywhere. (Think it most likely the former.)

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/e97c84f5d8fdb65d_large


ha ha ha...I think someone got that sign from a Fox theater parking lot.
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Large sand filled pot in front of doorman's ticket box for your cigarettes.

Occasionally they might count the ticket stubs in the box to check if they had reason that some employee was cheating the box office and reselling tickets.

Tuxedo man appears to be the theater manager. The assistant manager and doorman are in the back by the door.

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Old Posted Mar 8, 2017, 8:18 PM
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This is the other building featured in the Julius Shulman photoset that I posted yesterday. It's still "Job 6269: Phelps and Morris, miscellaneous projects (Long Beach, Calif.), 1984". The sign on the side says "The Belmont" and "A Racquetball and Athletic Club".




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Hoss, I believe this is the east end of the old Belmont Theater and Commercial Building.


http://theoddduck.net

The Belmont Athletic Club is where the Wallace Beery banner is...above at far left.





http://www.martinturnbull.com/wp-con...loads/2016/08/





south is at top.

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This is the other building featured in the Julius Shulman photoset that I posted yesterday. It's still "Job 6269: Phelps and Morris, miscellaneous projects (Long Beach, Calif.), 1984". The sign on the side says "The Belmont" and "A Racquetball and Athletic Club".



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At the lower left it looks like they have installed credit card parking meters.
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Irving Hindin sold dresses at 6363 Hollywood Blvd in the late '30s...


Perhaps at the west end of the Art Deco building here...




across from which in the vintage view is reflected this building (apparently then in Moderne diguise)...




By 1942, Hindin's had moved downtown to 317 W. 8th, which would have been where this building is now, one with a special name (at least up until May 2011)...



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Hoss, I believe this is the east end of the old Belmont Theater and Commercial Building.



The Belmont Health Club is where the Wallace Beery banner is...above at far left.




https://www.pinterest.com/pin/64317100900529536/





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Yep. That's the theater in which I saw the Charlton Heston Ben-Hur when I was but a tyke. That show was so overpowering to this li'l kid, what with the chariot race and all, that I came within a whisker of fainting as we walked out and had to be supported in our walk back to the car. (Nowadays, I think that Ben-Hur is bloated, and infinitely prefer the earlier one with Ramon Novarro et al.)
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MASON? A Masonic hall or temple?
Thanks Bristolian, but I'm afraid the building is too small. It already houses the Keller Paint & Lacquer Store.


Although, I see where you got 'MASON'.





The complete photograph here:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=40327

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Here's a rather difficult 'mystery' location.

Unknown coffee shop in North Hollywood, 1950.



https://www.flickr.com/photos/simpso...7PkBuB-cz4GLh/

"My grandmother, Addie Simpson, at the cafe where her daughter Marie was working." -C. Simpson

written on the back of the original photo:
"Taken in North Hollywood"
scanned from the original negative




The Best Clue (obviously )

detail

I figure if you guys can figure out Keller Paint and Lacquer Co., you might have a shot at this one too.

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Another pictures from the same source shows the name as Wetzel's Coffee Shop. That hasn't helped me find an address. The search goes on ...


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Old Posted Mar 8, 2017, 10:21 PM
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oops, I jumped the gun. I should have checked the rest of the photographs.

Did it say who the young lad was?
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I rediscovered the following screen-grabs in one of my older files.

They're from a family's 8mm movie (hence the lady posing by the Sanchez Street sign)

#1


note the shuttered Plaza Cafe'




#2

old file




#3




below: In this similar view you get a glimpse of the end of the block (not sure if the freeway has been built at this point in time)

#4

old file



Here's Sanchez Street today (no automobiles allowed)


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below: The Plaza Cafe' in 1949 (as seen from the northeast) -this might be just a few years earlier than the 8mm home movie.

Originally posted by tovangar2

http://www.skyscraperpage.com/forum/...ostcount=31356
lapl


Check out tovangar2's excellent post (with numerous vintage photographs of Sanchez Street!)
http://www.skyscraperpage.com/forum/...ostcount=31356


*I'm still searching for the source of the home movie. If it looks familiar to anyone, please let me know.

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