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Old Posted Jul 14, 2014, 11:36 PM
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The real reason Monkey Island disappeared? Or maybe . . .

some of its former inmates took up residence in Santa Monica?

1958 Safari Ride (Ocean Park, Santa Monica)
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00077/00077808.jpg

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Old Posted Jul 15, 2014, 12:51 AM
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1925 Ninth and Flower Streets Totally unrecognizable today. (Was Judge Guy Bush retained?)
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May 3, 1933--original caption per Corbis: "The old and the new...Eli (left), and Judge Guy F. Bush, and Betty (left), and Barbara Bush were the oldest and youngest sets of twins attending the annual twin party given by the Curry family at Camp Baldy, California. Eli and Guy are fifty years old, while Betty and Barbara are just four."


Well, it seems that Bush did remain on the bench beyond that ca. 1925 election. At least until 1934:


LAT Oct 31 and Nov 17, 1934


I lost count of the judge's marriages, but he was on his fourth divorce by 1940:


LAT March 5, 1940


But it still wasn't over...


LAT March 13, 1934/July 24, 1951/July 25, 1951


And there must have been a 6th. 7th? 8th? 9th?

LAT Dec 6, 1960

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Old Posted Jul 15, 2014, 12:56 AM
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Thank you GW for the info on Judge Bush. This information might have made me rethink my vote or at least consult with Mayor Shaw!



Judge Silent got around. Glendora, West Adams, Chester Square . . .

Judge Silent's residenceS: http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...postcount=2037


The source suggests this event may have occurred in the Glendora (Pasadena) location. It is found in gsjansen's original post (above).
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...EVH7UKL7B1.jpg




Glendora
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...AR1GKRYBR7.jpg


West Adams
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...KQNL58UG3Q.jpg

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...MC2SKR92YG.jpg


http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...TSCRF9PXXR.jpg

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Old Posted Jul 15, 2014, 5:12 AM
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and here's the old Max Factor Building, both in Hollywood



http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...KVNACDYPYD.jpg


Mid '30s
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...C7UNP12TAE.jpg
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Old Posted Jul 15, 2014, 5:19 AM
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Outside 433 S. Olive, April 9, 1952

What kind of employment opportunities did Pacific Telephone offer to women in 1952? Even with a limited range of positions (operator, secretary . . . ?), it seems odd to physically separate female job applicants from their male counterparts.

USCDL -- http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/re...oll44/id/43983

There was a strike at the time, which is why there are so many people on the sidewalk. Plus we get a little of the Trenton and Fremont Hotels up the street.
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Old Posted Jul 15, 2014, 5:24 AM
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Happily - 2427 N Broadway is still there!

Mid to late '30s
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...S9P454YJ1R.jpg
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Old Posted Jul 15, 2014, 5:40 AM
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Getting back to the Whitmarsh/Hotel Lindy's former arches, perhaps they were removed when the now-vacant Garfield Building was built next door?

Inlewolf/Found Type -- http://inlewof.blogspot.com/2008_12_01_archive.html

And no wonder the Garfield Building is vacant: its lobby has this really boring green and purple marble . . . ho-hum:

Gelt Inc. -- http://geltinc.com/blog/2009/05/27/garfield-building/

More on the Garfield Building:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=2328
http://bigorangelandmarks.blogspot.c...-building.html


'30s
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...ERCJ4GAYYE.jpg


http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...B6KQKIK3P5.jpg


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Old Posted Jul 15, 2014, 6:02 AM
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This photo makes clear the building went through several changes, most notably the expansion of its waist line. How soon after this earlier photo the changes were made is unknown. There is nothing wrong with the capped tower, but I am partial to the sharp points at the roof line - in the earlier version, not that anyone was asking. Makes it easier for Doug Fairbanks, or his stunt double, to ascend. As pondered in another post, I wonder about the building's original color or colors, especially those contrasting shapes near the sidewalk.


http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...CEL93S4HUV.jpg

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Old Posted Jul 15, 2014, 9:39 AM
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What kind of employment opportunities did Pacific Telephone offer to women in 1952? Even with a limited range of positions (operator, secretary . . . ?), it seems odd to physically separate female job applicants from their male counterparts.

USCDL -- http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/re...oll44/id/43983

There was a strike at the time, which is why there are so many people on the sidewalk. Plus we get a little of the Trenton and Fremont Hotels up the street.
Probably a great place to pick up chicks.
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Old Posted Jul 15, 2014, 11:27 AM
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Happily - 2427 N Broadway is still there!

Mid to late '30s
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...S9P454YJ1R.jpg
To save people the drive in the GoogleMobile:


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Old Posted Jul 15, 2014, 12:33 PM
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What kind of employment opportunities did Pacific Telephone offer to women in 1952? Even with a limited range of positions (operator, secretary . . . ?), it seems odd to physically separate female job applicants from their male counterparts.

USCDL -- http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/re...oll44/id/43983

There was a strike at the time, which is why there are so many people on the sidewalk. Plus we get a little of the Trenton and Fremont Hotels up the street.
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Probably a great place to pick up chicks.
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USCDL


Looks like the looker second from the left has just managed to pick up the chick second from the right.... This photo is from the USCDL set found by FW--according to the library's information, the set included pictures taken both on Olive Street and at 911 Venice Boulevard, the leftmost part of which appears may have been the site of the 'hookup" picture above:


GSV


This seems to have started out circa 1926 as the Le Cheminant mortuary, which Wilford Le Cheminant appears to have been calling the Mission Mortuary by 1942; in the '56 CD it was the Mission Nisei parlor, which I guess evolved into Kubota Nikkei.... Not sure why the funeral parlor was being used as a union meeting spot.


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Le Cheminant and his wife lived on the property in the '20s.
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Old Posted Jul 15, 2014, 3:20 PM
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To save people the drive in the GoogleMobile:


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http://you-are-here.com/sculpture/street_clock.jpg


Thank you HossC for the follow up. The large sidewalk clock distracted me. Clocks in the middle of the sidewalk are clearly an uncommon sight. The clock was reportedly placed on N Broadway courtesy of the Lincoln Heights Chamber of Commerce, circa 1910. It may have legs as it does not appear in the early photo and it looks like the clock face has had a position change. The clock's face looks awfully new too.

(I have heard stories that there may have been one or two clock faces embedded in the sidewalk downtown - but have not, thus far, found any evidence of this. NY is another story. See e.g., Broadway and Maiden Lane in NYC below.)




Setting aside famous footprints and stars, and an occasional translucent glass brick, does LA have any other unusual/overlooked sidewalk attractions?

The building's facade appears to have faired well. Curious what colors were original to such a less-than-sedate design. I suppose it was too much to ask that the advertising be kept symmetrical per the original designer's intent.


San Diego's spectacular The Jessop Clock (Currently at Horton Plaza) http://www.sandiegohistory.org/journ...images/p52.jpg

NYC, Broadway and Maiden Lane clock embedded "in" the sidewalk. http://i2.wp.com/laughingsquid.com/w...size=640%2C427

Saratoga Springs, NY has a similar clock on its Broadway http://ww4.hdnux.com/photos/04/21/70.../3/960x540.jpg

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"Brownies"



Thought it was mentioned. Maybe not.


The Calmos service station at ~4976 Hollywood Boulevard may have evoked visions of the Arabian nights or other North African motifs featured in some of Doug Fairbank's pictures. In this instance, the domed structure and the gas pumps are gone - - but two minarets are still extant. Curious, as always, whether the towers had any utilitarian purpose other than tall decoration. Because of their height, were they lit? They would afford a nice view. Would the "lookouts" have been accessible internally? Call Dick Whittington.

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...JV3DFNS7B7.jpg


http://www.justabovesunset.com/20090..._ehTower01.jpg



http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/33595/rec/1


1932 (Do I spy TWO domes?)
















Suspect there were similarly "themed" gas-service stations at 7171 Beverly Blvd. and 7201 Beverly Blvd.





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Address unknown, but my gut tells me Florida.
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San Diego's spectacular The Jessop Clock (Currently at Horton Plaza)
http://www.sandiegohistory.org/journ...images/p52.jpg

NYC, Broadway and Maiden Lane
http://i2.wp.com/laughingsquid.com/w...size=640%2C427

Saratoga Springs, NY has a similar clock on its Broadway
http://ww4.hdnux.com/photos/04/21/70.../3/960x540.jpg



This forum is called Noirish Los Angeles. Photos taken in Florida, San Diego, and New York are not germane to what we discuss here.
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Old Posted Jul 15, 2014, 5:49 PM
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This forum is called Noirish Los Angeles. Photos taken in Florida, San Diego, and New York are not germane to what we discuss here.
It was my sole intention to highlight objects or features that related to the subject, even if remotely. It was an attempt to foster interest in similar Los Angeles imagery. If a So-Cal structure bears a striking resemblance to the Taj Mahal, I see little harm in posting the purported copy and the original for the sake of comparison and further discussion - concerning the So-Cal version. Nevertheless, I have deleted the so-called “off-topic” imagery.
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If a So-Cal structure bears a striking resemblance to the Taj Mahal, I see little harm in posting the purported copy and the original for the sake of comparison and further discussion - concerning the So-Cal version.


This seems fair enough to me. And non-LA comparison views are not at all unprecedented here on NLA.
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Old Posted Jul 15, 2014, 7:31 PM
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This seems fair enough to me. And non-LA comparison views are not at all unprecedented here on NLA.
Thank you. I respectfully disagree with the notion that all non-LA images are, by definition, wholly unrelated to the subject and thus verboten. In the interest of "getting along," the complained-of images have been deleted. The links to the images were left intact, should anyone care to view them and explore further.

Like so many of the posted images, demarcation lines for this "thread" are gray and ill defined. Lest one forget, the geographic connection is obvious from the thread title, "Noirish Los Angeles," but, as you note, there are plenty of extra-geographical image exceptions. Many of those images provoked further discovery leading to an LA-noir-nexus and an LA-noir image. Depending upon who is wearing the referee (moderator) costume, it is easy to stray off of any "perceived" field. Setting aside pure geographical content, it is now unclear whether that playing field should exclude an LA photo that fails to satisfy some ill defined test of "noirishness." Same with images that are primarily posted for entertainment value or comic relief. Can noir be funny?

For some, posting an image (assuming it existed) of Sister Aimee holding hands with an individual resembling Mayor Shaw - at the Eiffel Tower, might apparently be way out of bounds. Should I locate such an image, I shall think twice about posting it here.

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Old Posted Jul 15, 2014, 9:14 PM
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Thank you. I respectfully disagree with the notion that all non-LA images are, by definition, wholly unrelated to the subject and thus verboten. In the interest of "getting along," the complained-of images have been deleted. The links to the images were left intact, should anyone care to view them and explore further.

Like so many of the posted images, demarcation lines for this "thread" are gray and ill defined. Lest one forget, the geographic connection is obvious from the thread title, "Noirish Los Angeles," but, as you note, there are plenty of extra-geographical image exceptions. Many of those images provoked further discovery leading to an LA-noir-nexus and an LA-noir image. Depending upon who is wearing the referee (moderator) costume, it is easy to stray off of any "perceived" field. Setting aside pure geographical content, it is now unclear whether that playing field should exclude an LA photo that fails to satisfy some ill defined test of "noirishness." Same with images that are primarily posted for entertainment value or comic relief. Can noir be funny?

For some, posting an image (assuming it existed) of Sister Aimee holding hands with an individual resembling Mayor Shaw - at the Eiffel Tower, might apparently be way out of bounds. Should I locate such an image, I shall think twice about posting it here.
This forum clearly stopped being strictly noirish a long time ago, but it's still about Los Angeles. A post about different LA sidewalk clocks might be interesting. But a post at Noirish Los Angeles with one LA sidewalk clock photo and three out-of-town clock photos doesn't have enough LA photos.

And posting the photo taken in Florida of a car that looks like a car in a photo taken in Los Angeles is supposed to provoke "further discovery leading to an LA-noir-nexus and an LA-noir image"?
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Let's just stay on point and keep things LA-centric in here.

Noirish New York could have their own website, let alone thread.
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