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Old Posted Jan 16, 2020, 7:06 PM
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11/27/1954-Los Angeles, CA- A premature darkness, caused by yesterday's punishing smog, backed up this homebound traffic heading north from the Civic Center on the Arroyo Seco Freeway, at 4:55 in the afternoon. Freeway lights were on and automobiles had to use their headlights.
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Old Posted Jan 16, 2020, 8:23 PM
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Here's is a wonderful photograph of a L. A. County Schools float in an unnamed parade.


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A closer look.



Note the gaiety of the young lady holding the banner on the left. She makes me feel like I am right there enjoying the festivities with her.


I wonder how the schools decided which little girl would get to sit front and center on the float.

All kinds of possibilities come to mind.
Maybe the schools held a contest for best grades...or...a contest for most beautiful. ...or maybe she's Superintendent's daughter.


Oh, and one more thing. Where's the driver of the float?
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^^^ The driver's inside the float, looking through a small opening.

That's usually how it works.
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2020, 12:33 AM
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The driver probably has one of those ferns on his head as camouflage.



This float wasn't nearly as successful at hiding the motoring vehicle. ... It looks like the front of the float fell off.


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This photograph is supposed to have been taken in Los Angeles. If it is (Los Angeles) why is there a float from the state of Maine?


UPDATE:

I think the building on the left might be the City of Paris Department Store.
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The intersection of Fletcher Drive and Glendale Blvd. [c.1950]


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I couldn't help but notice the Thistle Inn sign.




Let's take a closer look.


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I don't believe we have ever seen a photograph of this particular restaurant....Does anyone who grew up in the area remember the Thistle Inn?


I dug up this matchbook in an old file.


originally found on eBay


I thought I had mentioned the Thistle Inn sign on Nla but my search only found three posts with the word 'Thistle'. . .and all three
are about Kings Men Thistle and Plaid Cologne.

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An artistic take on the Thistle Inn.





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Snatching a little from archives of the LA Times (via ProQuest, via CSULB Library), our saga of the Thistle Inn begins November 16, 1946:



Sadly, I find nothing on the "Loves Way Trio," other than this very ad.

The last I see of a restaurant at the address (the archives I have access to only go to 1995) comes on December 2, 1989, when the "Cache Restaurant" is being closed for a couple of days by the County Department of Health Services for "vermin infestation; unsanitary equipment." Yum, make your reservations now!
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2020, 6:04 PM
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Thanks for your help Noir Noir and odinthor. That's a great start!

Now if we can only find a photograph.

(I there there's a water-wheel out front in odinthor's older ad) I imagine it turned!
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Here's a mystery location I rediscovered in one of my old files this morning.


I have it labeled: North Hollywood, 1946.


originally from pinterest

There is writing in the center but I can't make out the word between 'Hollywood' and 'Plaza'.




Can you?


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I would really like to know if that market building with the deco 'turret' thingamajig is still standing. (there appears to be a Thrifty's farther down the street)




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Old Posted Jan 17, 2020, 6:33 PM
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And here's one that involved a mystery tunnel location.


Timbered Tunnel No.33, Los Angeles, Aquaduct.


Recently listed on eBay

Are there any Los Angeles Aquaduct scholars out there in NLA-land that might know where tunnel #33 was (is) located?



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The intersection of Fletcher Drive and Glendale Blvd. [c.1950]


LAPL


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old file

Same corner ...1959
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Visual & esthetic !

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Sadly, I find nothing on the "Loves Way Trio," other than this very ad.
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What a smart idea Brent to show the clipping ads on a black background !
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Here's a mystery location I rediscovered in one of my old files this morning.

I have it labeled: North Hollywood, 1946.


originally from pinterest

I would really like to know if that market building with the deco 'turret' thingamajig is still standing. [SIZE="1"](there appears to be a Thrifty's farther down the street)
I found a clearer version of most of the photo, and the source identifies the location as "Corner of Lankershim and Magnolia Blvds."


hollywoodhistoricphotos.com

I think this might be the building next to the market - it was built in 1936. The corner lot where the market stood is now empty. One of its neighbors apparently appeared in 'The Karate Kid' according to lamag.com.


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If I'm reading the original photo correctly, this is the old Thrifty building.


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Snatching a little from archives of the LA Times (via ProQuest, via CSULB Library), our saga of the Thistle Inn begins November 16, 1946:



Sadly, I find nothing on the "Loves Way Trio," other than this very ad.

The last I see of a restaurant at the address (the archives I have access to only go to 1995) comes on December 2, 1989, when the "Cache Restaurant" is being closed for a couple of days by the County Department of Health Services for "vermin infestation; unsanitary equipment." Yum, make your reservations now!
The location (and restaurant sign) are still there - Rockaway Records has the building. (sorry - no GSV photo - just Google the address...)
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This Los Angeles Times column, Skylarking, from June 5, 1953, indicates Adolphe Rempp showed films at his Thistle Inn restaurant in Silverlake.
Link HERE. (Bottom left.)



Beside Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio being spotted at Oblath's, I guess most of the general public knew the people in this LAT column?

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Here's a quick "then and now". The first image is dated 1961.

"Exterior view of the modern Kingsley Manor, an apartment building located at 1402 N. Kingsley Dr. at Delongpre Ave. in Hollywood.".


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Besides the trees and fences, there haven't been many changes. I've inset a picture of the remaining lettering on the side.


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Old Posted Jan 19, 2020, 12:09 AM
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The chain-link fence is a nice touch. /s
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Mystery location: (Since we’re looking at Silver Lake) Reprinted by seller, described as Silver Lake 1964. The cars and the hillside stairway might make that seem right, but the aerials from 1965 don’t show any matching undeveloped hills with stairs. The distant mountains in the center right edge are also a reasonable match for Silver Lake area.



Source: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-196...rdt=true&rt=nc

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Here's an absolutely fascinating rppc photograph of a balloon launch in Highland Park. [c.1910]


found on eBay quite some time ago





Here's a closer look.


detail

There appears to be two men (one large, one small) in the basket and another man (in white) manipulating the balloon with a tethered rope.
The scattered onlookers, some standing. . .some sitting, create a configuration worthy of a painter.

I'm still looking for evidence of a 1910 hot air balloon event in Highland Park, CA.




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