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Old Posted Sep 3, 2011, 11:40 PM
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Last add Perino's: several menus on the LAPL webpage
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2408 Grand ave. south of downtown

Sadly, the vegetative charm has been stripped from the Amy:

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And let's not forget ethereal's find from earlier this year:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=2505
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Old Posted Sep 4, 2011, 8:35 PM
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i got nothing to add, just wanted to say this is the best thread on SSP really informative and fascinating stuff, thanks guys.
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Charlie Chaplin and and film noir? It’s also true. As with my prior post about Harold Lloyd, Chaplin also has a connection to The Turning Point (1952), a noir crime drama where William Holden plays a cynical reporter investigating a corrupt cop.

http://silentlocations.wordpress.com...its-also-true/


Charlie Chaplin and Film Noir by SilentEchoes57, on Flickr
SL! i am digging your site! your investigations into silent filming locations around los angeles is superb! keep up the great work!

i particularly love this screen capture of shemp running east on market street between main and los angeles in soup to nuts. (u.s. hotel on the left, amestoy on the right)


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your comparison of the filming locations of the stooges soup to nuts with Keaton's cops is fabulous!

once again, thank you for your great work!
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Old Posted Sep 5, 2011, 5:23 PM
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a great noirish image looking south west from the San Bernardino Freeway towards downtown 1962


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Your blog is incredible.

That Aug 19 posting about the AF observation tower is an amazing piece of detective work. (Didn't know it was still up in '24. I think it was removed not long after.)

Olive looks like a pretty wide street. I can only imagine how many pedestrians got off at the top of the Flight, perhaps a bit tipsy, passed by the ornate entrance and were immediately mowed down by cars as they tried to cross Olive.

Perhaps yet ANOTHER Bunker Hill angle....In the early years of the 20th Century it was primarily a pedestrian neighborhood. I'm betting that later on (and certainly by the 50s) the number and the speed of cars made it far less safe for residents.

L.A., after all. Car is King.

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Buster Keaton's early short film Cops (1922), and the early Three Stooges feature film Soup to Nuts (1930) were both filmed near Main Street and Arcadia, within the shadow (or future shadow) of City Hall, completed in 1928.

You can read about it more closely on my blog Silent Locations.
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I am stuck on this website. It is amazing. Noir. Raymond Chandler. Ross Macdonald. Chinatown, the movie and the place. I grew up in the San Fernando Valley during 1946-1963, but I spent a lot of summer time in Boyle Heights where my grandparents lived. They were there from the early 20s through the early 60s. Calvary Cemetery was one block over. I remember the oil derricks, the tunnels, the oil storage tanks by the Brew 102 brewery. I have a life but it is being sucked up by this forum.
Wonderful pictures and posts. You guys are great.
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Old Posted Sep 6, 2011, 5:21 PM
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tending to the garden once again...........................

an authur by the name of Martin Turnbull has written several novels that revolve around the garden of allah. on his web page he has posted the following aerial image of the complex that i had never seen before.


Source: The Garden of Allah Novels by Martin Turnbull
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Sparkly noir

Very cool photo by the great Dick Whittington.

Fireworks over Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (Undated)


USC/Dick Whittington Collection
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lapl or usc
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Bulletin from the Berkeley Square Publicity Department

Historic Map Works

Well, BERKELEY SQUARE: Historic Los Angeles is now complete. I'll add any new information that
comes my way, but all houses have now been covered as have other related stories. Clicking on
the links here will bring you to an overview of the project, with a photo index linking to individual
posts. Hope you enjoy it all. http://berkeleysquarelosangeles.blogspot.com/

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DAD BAILEY'S.....

What a slice of time that is! Check out the pulp!

Based purely on hairstyles, I'm guessing 40s.

Tried to make sense of headline on that paper to the right-
no luck. Is that a newspaper or the Racing Form?

Wonder how many times Dad said:

"Hey! No reading here!

Either buy it or move along!

Whaddya think this is, a damn library?"


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Old Posted Sep 7, 2011, 4:51 PM
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Historic Map Works

Well, BERKELEY SQUARE: Historic Los Angeles is now complete. I'll add any new information that
comes my way, but all houses have now been covered as have other related stories. Clicking on
the links here will brink you to an overview of the project, with a photo index linking to individual
posts. Hope you enjoy it all. http://berkeleysquarelosangeles.blogspot.com/
Absolutely terrific job on the blog GaylordWilshire! I have enjoyed it tremendously since I first found the link on this thread. I certainly appreciate all the hard work and diligence required to author something so thorough. Thank you!!! ~F3

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1940s Film of Bunker Hill

Anyone seen this little jewel yet? It's 6 minutes of B&W 35mm movie film taken from the back of a car driving around bunker hill in 1940.

http://www.archive.org/details/ADriv...ngelesCa.1940s



I recognize a lot of structures I've seen in pictures here.

EDIT:

YouTube video of 1920's Los Angeles:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAUlD7-sIPM" target="_blank">Video Link
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Anyone seen this little jewel yet? It's 6 minutes of B&W 35mm movie film taken from the back of a car driving around bunker hill in 1940.

http://www.archive.org/details/ADriv...ngelesCa.1940s


It has to be later than 1940. There's a billboard advertising televisions north of Fifth and Flower, and the TV pictured looks much more like one from 1950 than 1940. Also, I see several post-WWII-model cars in the film. I'd be curious what our car expert, F3, can come up with in terms of a date. My own guess is 1948.

-Scott

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It has to be later than 1940. There's a billboard advertising televisions north of Fifth and Flower, and the TV pictured looks much more like one from 1950 than 1940. Also, I see several post-WWII-model cars in the film. I'd be curious what our car expert, F3, can come up with in terms of a date. My own guess is 1948. (Reasons given here.)

-Scott
I think you nailed it Scott. There is a 1949 Buick and a 1949 Studebaker but no cars later than those, so I would say Autumn '48.
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Neat! What's that gorgeous car tailgating the camera down Grand? I think my dad had one of those. (At least there's one that has a similar grille as that in our family album.)

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Phenomenal 6 minutes of film--the most evocative piece of film I've ever seen of the place and the time.
The Minnewaska, the Frontenac, the Lovejoy, the Angels Flight Pharmacy, the Zelda, the Mutual Garage,
the Richfield Buoilding, the library, the California Club--it's all there. The Packard taxi (MUTUAL 1234) and
the Dodge cab with the "RPM" ad on the back, the Lincoln-Zephyr--is that the car your Dad had, Scott,
or was it the '46-'47-'48 Mercury? Ah, and the classic hot-rods-- Amazing, every millimeter.
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It's the one on the right here. I'm also curious about the car on the left. Is that the Packard? Talk about style! ^^

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It's the one on the right here. I'm also curious about the car on the left. Is that the Packard? Talk about style! ^^
Totally stylin! That appears to be a '42 Packard Super 8
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