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Old Posted Jan 17, 2013, 11:25 PM
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Santa Monica Arch

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Has anyone seen Washington Rock in Chatsworth? I wonder if it's still intact?
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Here's a rock we'll never see again, but one I'm sure you remember:

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Santa Monica Arch, circa 1900

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Old Posted Jan 17, 2013, 11:36 PM
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Dyas-Carleton Cafe

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Thx. Great lantern and weathervane.



Is that Dyas as in Dyas Specialty Emporium?
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2013, 1:15 AM
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Cry Danger

Recording it now on Turner Classic. Never seen it.

Gotta get my mid-century, noirish LA groove on. LOL LOL LOL.....

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Old Posted Jan 18, 2013, 1:29 AM
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My great- uncle in Santa Rosa did......he didn't seem to mind. But then he grew up on a farm in Illinois. I remember his saying that when they gravelled the road in front of the farm it constituted a BIG improvement. (That was admittedly about 90 years ago).

Anyway....True, a gas station is undoubtedly better served with hard surfaced concrete, given the amount of wear n' tear.

On the other hand, I still maintain pea gravel would work just fine on more lightly traveled surfaces.

But from what I understand, most city codes prohibit them.

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Dear malumot... have you ever had a gravel driveway? They're a lot of work to keep neat and expensive to maintain & replenish. And a gas station would get hundreds if not thousands of times more use than a private driveway....
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2013, 1:54 AM
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Recording it now on Turner Classic. Never seen it.

Gotta get my mid-century, noirish LA groove on. LOL LOL LOL.....

We're on the same wavelength malumot. I'm taking screen shots of it with my nikon as we speak.
I know that we've covered the hill-top trailer court but there are so many more interesting Los Angeles locations.

ps. I just saw the grocery/pharmacy with the neon Eastside Beer sign posted earlier by FredH.
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2013, 2:20 AM
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Tourist slide dated 1969. The year of Angel Flight's demise.


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Hollywood Canteen

I found this picture on a Russian forum for Classic Cinema: http://ru-oldmovie.livejournal.com/, in particular the page at: http://ru-oldmovie.livejournal.com/88658.html.



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The Hollywood Canteen was at 1451 Cahuenga Boulevard (at or near Sunset). It was open to servicemen and servicewomen from all Allied forces. The entrance ticket was your uniform and everything was free.

Another post about the Hollywood Canteen had a different address - can the tower-like building in the background of the picture help confirm the Cahuenga address?

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Old Posted Jan 18, 2013, 2:55 AM
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Good question. I've often seen conflicting addresses for the Hollywood Canteen.
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I never thought much about the light well in the Y.W.C.A building at 251-255 Hill Street.


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That is, until I came across this highly scanned photograph on ebay, simply labeled Y.W.C.A. Los Angeles.





I wasn't sure this grandiose interior space could fit in the Hill Street building.



In the photograph below you can see the top row of arched windows in the light well.
To be honest, the light well still seems much too small.









below: Another view of the Y.W.C.A. on Hill Street. The 3rd Street tunnel is just to the left of the 'vegetarian cafeteria'.
(it appears Angels Flight hasn't been built yet) -I could be wrong...I am unsure of the date of the photograph.


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Screencap from tonight's episode of The Office. This looks awfully familiar.
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2013, 4:01 AM
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Silent film star Alma Rubens, 1899-1931.


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http://hollywoodheyday.blogspot.com/





below: One of her many run-ins with the law.


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The drugs began to take a toll on poor Alma.


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Ms. Ruben's obituary in the Los Angeles Times Jan. 22, 1931.

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The house where she passed away.


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R.I.P. Alma Rubens


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Old Posted Jan 18, 2013, 4:15 AM
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A log cabin on West Adams Street of all places! Have you heard of this place GW?


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I meant to compliment MichaelRyerson earlier on his wonderful post on Francisco Manza's adobe.
Also the Moxley's Dog & Cat Hospital blew me away Godzilla. Those art deco interiors were sublime. I'd love to see the interior now.

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Broadway Tunnel

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circa 1925 View of the south portal of the Broadway Tunnel, near Broadway and Temple Street. The ‘5 line’ streetcar 1435 can be seen headed southbound on Broadway.
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A log cabin on West Adams Street of all places! Have you heard of this place GW?


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That's Judge Lamme's house. It was at the northwest corner of Adams & Normandie: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=7353
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2013, 3:35 PM
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thx GW.
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2013, 4:09 PM
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I want to briefly return to the Kipling Hotel area at 3rd & S. Kingsley Dr.


posted earlier




While researching the area for my 'Kipling' post, I noticed a nice size vintage apartment building directly south of the hotel (circled in red)


google aerial





It turned out to be a rather nice art deco apt. I was ready to leave the area when I noticed the smaller apartment building next door.


gvs





The big surprise here is this AMAZING apartment building!!


gsv






I can't quite decide what architectural style this is.....but I love it. I wish I knew it's history.


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One last view looking north along S. Kingsley Dr. towards the Kipling Hotel on 3rd St.



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Hollywood Athletic Club

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The Hollywood Canteen was at 1451 Cahuenga Boulevard (at or near Sunset). It was open to servicemen and servicewomen from all Allied forces. The entrance ticket was your uniform and everything was free.

Another post about the Hollywood Canteen had a different address - can the tower-like building in the background of the picture help confirm the Cahuenga address?
That's the Hollywood Athletic Club (Meyer & Holler, 1924) 6525 Sunset Blvd at Schrader:

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Old Posted Jan 18, 2013, 7:22 PM
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Recording it now on Turner Classic. Never seen it.

Gotta get my mid-century, noirish LA groove on. LOL LOL LOL.....

Can someone remind me, what is the name of the film, starring Humphrey Bogart, where he says to a young woman who is leaving his place, "There's a cab stand over on Santa Monica (Blvd)? She's later found murdered. Thx.
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Can someone remind me, what is the name of the film, starring Humphrey Bogart, where he says to a young woman who is leaving his place, "There's a cab stand over on Santa Monica (Blvd)? She's later found murdered. Thx.
Sounds like In a Lonely Place (1950)
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I want to briefly return to the Kipling Hotel area at 3rd & S. Kingsley Dr.


posted earlier




While researching the area for my 'Kipling' post, I noticed a nice size vintage apartment building directly south of the hotel (circled in red)


google aerial





It turned out to be a rather nice art deco apt. I was ready to leave the area when I noticed the smaller apartment building next door.


gvs





The big surprise here is this AMAZING apartment building!!


gsv






I can't quite decide what architectural style this is.....but I love it. I wish I knew it's history.


gsv






One last view looking north along S. Kingsley Dr. towards the Kipling Hotel on 3rd St.



You never know what little treasures you're going to find in the City of Angels.
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I would say the style is German Gothic Revival architecture. Here is a link:
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...41248874,d.cGE
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I would say the style is German Gothic Revival architecture. Here is a link:
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...41248874,d.cGE
It is an interesting neighborhood. There are some wonderful and well maintained craftsmen bungalows built around 1905-1912 on Kingsley and parallel streets just north of 3rd St behind the Kipling. I used to own one of them and regret that I did not hang on to it after moving from LA. The ethnic diversity of the neighborhood (at least in the 1980s) was astounding. It may be more uniformly Asian today.
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