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Old Posted Jan 25, 2019, 12:51 AM
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In the late 1940s, T.V. station KTLA covered on live T.V. the attempted rescue of a child from a well. I believe the child was named Cathy Fiscus or something like that. Unfortunately, the child didn't make it. Maybe not a major disaster, but a tragic incident. This may have been the first T.V. live feed of a news story from the field, outside of a studio. Maybe somebody can post more info on this case. As a kid, I remember watching the failure of the Baldwin Hills Dam on KTLA, I believe in 1963. Houses were carried down the hill.
Kathy and Barbara Fiscus, December 1948 by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr

Kathy, 3, with her older sister Barbara (9) in late 1948. Kathy has about four months.

Kathy Fiscus rescue chronicle

On April 8, 1949, Kathy Fiscus, 3, fell down an abandoned well in San Marino. The resulting rescue attempt gripped Southern California. Television stations KTLA and KTTV broadcast live.

As part of its coverage, the Los Angeles Times published a “Rescue Chronicle.” From the April 10 and 11, 1949, editions:

FRIDAY (April 8, 1949):

4:45 p.m.–The child, in a footrace in a vacant lot, fell into a 230-foot abandoned water well.

5 p.m.–Her playmates notified Mrs. Alice Fiscus, who called police.

5:45 p.m.–Police and firemen attempted to pull the child from the well by ropes and failed. They dropped air hoses through the mouth of the well to insure ventilation. Mrs. Fiscus could hear Kathy’s crying voice.

6 p.m.–Massive clamshell cranes arrived to dig for the trapped child.


Two women, one memory, 1999 by Michael Ryerson, on Flickr

April 11, 1999. Alice Fiscus, 81, closes her eyes during the opening prayer at a memorial service 50 years after the death of her three-and-a-half year old daughter Kathy. Beside her is her daughter Barbara (Fiscus) Simon, 59. The memorial service was held at San Marino High School.

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Old Posted Jan 25, 2019, 1:05 AM
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re: e r's missing photos.
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When I returned to the forum and refreshed the page, all the images appeared. Are other people seeing them now?
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I am so relieved! I was climbing my mom's walls.
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Old Posted Jan 25, 2019, 7:22 PM
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I don't believe we have seen this snapshot, from 1981, of the old Earl Carroll Theater decorated for the Los Angeles International Film Festival. (the year before I moved to L.A.)


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"Aquarius Theatre, FILMEX, Los Angeles, CA -1981" Gerry D.
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Old Posted Jan 25, 2019, 7:36 PM
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KTLA television



1952. "Journalists standing in front of a KTLA television truck at Camp Mercury Proving Grounds; present to record an atomic bomb detonation in the Nevada desert." Photo by Maurice Terrell for Look magazine.

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Old Posted Jan 25, 2019, 7:38 PM
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another theater, the same year

This same guy, Gerry D. also has this photograph on flickr.

"La Tosca Theatre, Los Angeles. 1981"


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When I saw this as a thumbnail I thought the theater had been converted into a church. (what I thought was a cross...is actually a utility pole)

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Old Posted Jan 25, 2019, 8:03 PM
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I meant to post this earlier.

Here's another photo of the blimp (advertising 'The Outlaw') hovering over Hughes' Hercules as it's transported down to Los Angeles Harbor. [1946]


UNLV

I'd love to know what single-slab road this is.

hmmm....you'd think there would be a route map somewhere on the internet. (if there is...I haven't found it yet)

direct link to photo UNLV
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Photograph of the fuselage section of the Hughes Flying Boat being moved to Terminal Island, California, 1946
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A section of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" or "Flying Boat" being moved (with a police escort) from the Hughes Aircraft plant in Culver City, California
to Terminal Island in the Los Angeles Harbor where the plane was assembled in June of 1946.

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Different Year?





direct link to photo UNLV

Here's another photo, no doubt taken in the same area as the preceeding photograph. (BUT....this one is dated 1945 ) obviously one of them is misdated.


from UNLV

"The fuselage of the Hughes Flying Boat is seen in transport on a moving truck rig on a narrow road in the country, on its way to Long Beach Harbor.
Small groups of people gather to watch."
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1945-06-15

I'm pretty sure all the photos with the blimp (advertising 'The Outlaw') are dated 1946. What gives?

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All the sources I found (admittedly a quick search) say the Spruce Goose was moved in 1946. Here's a short film:

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"The fuselage of the Hughes Flying Boat is seen in transport on a moving truck rig on a narrow road in the country, on its way to Long Beach Harbor.
Small groups of people gather to watch."
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1945-06-15

I'm pretty sure all the photos with the blimp (advertising 'The Outlaw') are dated 1946. What gives?

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There's an excellent set of photos of the Spruce Goose/H-4 Hercules here, including several showing the craft being transported in sections to the harbor. All of the photos showing it being moved are dated June 1946.

EDIT: Does anyone know where this Coca Cola bottling plant might have been? Was there one near the harbor?

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That's bigger than the Space Shuttle move.

If only Toyota had a pick up truck to advertise...
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I found a newspaper article dated June 16, 1946, that details part of the route they took.

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Long Beach Coca-Cola Plant location

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There's an excellent set of photos of the Spruce Goose/H-4 Hercules here, including several showing the craft being transported in sections to the harbor. All of the photos showing it being moved are dated June 1946.

EDIT: Does anyone know where this Coca Cola bottling plant might have been? Was there one near the harbor?
Handsome Stranger - I believe the Coca-Cola plant was located at 1700 W Anaheim St, Long Beach, on the southwest corner of Santa Fe Ave and W Anaheim St. The building is now occupied by Superior Electrical Advertising Co. The building's architecture somewhat resembles the Coca-Cola plant (ship) at 14th and Central Ave, Los Angeles, portholes and all.
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Here's an original Kodachrome slide. (it's similar to others we have seen...but I think this particular one is new to NLA) ...of course I could be wrong.


"Los Angeles BUNKER HILL Kodachrome Photo Slide 1970 California DWP'


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"Original Kodachrome Slide labeled: DWP Bunker Hill Towers Tel Co.
Slide dated Jan. 1970"



As usual...I have a question.

I can't quite place this squarish building. (beneath the red arrow)



Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

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Thanks for the info. on the Hercules/Spruce Goose Move HossC....Handsome Stranger...August-Marathon. oh, and Lwize
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2019, 4:42 AM
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Here's an original Kodachrome slide. (it's similar to others we have seen...but I think this particular one is new to NLA) ...of course I could be wrong.


"Los Angeles BUNKER HILL Kodachrome Photo Slide 1970 California DWP'


EBAY

"Original Kodachrome Slide labeled: DWP Bunker Hill Towers Tel Co.
Slide dated Jan. 1970"



As usual...I have a question.

I can't quite place this squarish building. (beneath the red arrow)



Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

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Thanks for the info. on the Hercules/Spruce Goose Move HossC....Handsome Stranger...August-Marathon. oh, and Lwize
It's some kind of Heating/Cooling plant at 715 W 3rd St
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2019, 2:38 PM
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Changing my post to be less annoying.

Today I learned that George Herriman, the creator of Krazy Kat, lived at 1617 North Sierra Bonita Ave from 1922 to 1930. The house still stands and it's adorable.


[source: Bing Streetside]

I must make a trek over there to admire it in person, and maybe get a better photo. I'm a big fan of Herriman's work.
The house has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms for a total of 1,822.square feet. To give you an idea of what has happened to Los Angeles real estate, the house last sold in 2005 for $1,185,000. The current value is estimated at from $1,796,600 (realtor.com) to $2,183,172 (zillow). Unbelievable!
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I meant to post this earlier.

Here's another photo of the blimp (advertising 'The Outlaw') hovering over Hughes' Hercules as it's transported down to Los Angeles Harbor. [1946]


UNLV

I'd love to know what single-slab road this is.
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I found a newspaper article dated June 16, 1946, that details part of the route they took.

Based on the info given in this article and that the starting point was Hughes Airport which was on the south side of Jefferson Blvd, just west of where the 405 now crosses, I would guess that the first shot shows the Spruce Goose traveling west on Jefferson approaching Lincoln Blvd where it would turn south. The terrain certainly looks like the Playa Vista/Ballona Wetlands area.

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direct link to photo UNLV

Here's another photo, no doubt taken in the same area as the preceeding photograph.
I would further guess that this shows the Jefferson/Lincoln intersection just before making the left turn onto Lincoln.

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All the sources I found (admittedly a quick search) say the Spruce Goose was moved in 1946. Here's a short film:

Video Link
I believe the image seen on the video link above shows one of the wing sections traveling south on Lincoln and starting up the incline only a about a quarter of a mile south of Jefferson. Here is an approximate present day view.

GSV

I would map out the route but my photoshop skills are pretty much nonexistent.

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I wonder why they expended so much time and effort to transport it to the harbor at Long Beach when it was constructed so very close to Marina Del Rey?



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The video posted by Hoss shows that the plane was assembled in a dry dock at Long Beach. I think they needed that kind of ship building facility. Nothing of that sort existed at Marina del Rey which wasn't really developed at all until the '50s.
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I wonder why they expended so much time and effort to transport it to the harbor at Long Beach when it was constructed so very close to Marina Del Rey?



After Kaiser, the aluminum manufacturer withdrew from the project and a Senate hearing on August 6, 1947 (the first of a series of appearances inquiring about questionable ethics), Hughes moved The Spruce Goose to Los Alamitos in Nov to test drive his creation.

Unfortunately, Marina Del Rey was an inadequate port because it was not begun to be built until 1954.
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A new look at The Black Dahlia

Time for a new look at some good old fashioned L.A. Noir? I read about this upcoming TNT mini series in yesterday's L.A. Times.

https://www.latimes.com/entertainmen...126-story.html

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L.A. Times 1/26/19


TNT.com


Lloyd Wright "Jaws" house from TNT.com

There is a sneak peak tonight at 7:00 on TNT and the pilot airs tomorrow at 9:00. It got my attention and I don't have a backlog of shows to watch at the moment so I think I'll give it a try.
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