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Wow! Thanks for the cool photo. My mother worked at Nobby Knit in 1960. If I remember, the store was closer to Cahuenga or Ivar. I shopped for neckties next door around the same time. $1.00 each back then. One day I splurged and bought a tie at the London Shop at the Roosevelt. It was a whopping $2.50, but it was all silk and I got to rub elbows with fellow patron, Guy Lombardo.

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The 1960 CD has Nobby Knit Shops at 6328 Hollywood Boulevard and Albert's Hosiery Stores at 6330. That's on the Vine side of Ivar.




You're in for a treat, BDiH, because I just found a 2nd slide from 1963 that also shows the Nobby Knit Shop. . .& this time the sign is lit up!



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As you can see; four lovely ladies are walking down the street (two with a guitar and one with a purse) & judging by the people lining the street I'd say they were part of a parade of some sort.

- - -a parade would help explain the twin dudes, with the hats and leis, from the earlier slide.



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You're in for a treat, BDiH, because I just found a 2nd slide from 1963 that also shows the Nobby Knit Shop. . .& this time the sign is lit up!
What a treat! Guess I forgot it was closer to Vine.
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I believe I spotted the crater using Bing Maps.

I saw that crater in a meme a few weeks ago. The caption said something about how close the meteor came to hitting the visitor center.
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I saw that crater in a meme a few weeks ago. The caption said something about how close the meteor came to hitting the visitor center.
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You're in for a treat, BDiH, because I just found a 2nd slide from 1963 that also shows the Nobby Knit Shop. . .& this time the sign is lit up!



eBay


As you can see; four lovely ladies are walking down the street (two with a guitar and one with a purse) & judging by the people lining the street I'd say they were part of a parade of some sort.

- - -a parade would help explain the twin dudes, with the hats and leis, from the earlier slide.



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Why aren't the guitar ladies wearing leis? Maybe they forgot them at the hotel? [wearing leis and hats means you have just watched a parade.]

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Old Posted Jun 1, 2020, 10:53 PM
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mystery location

This Photograph, currently on eBay, is labeled Hollywood - Sept. 1949.

"Original Black White Snapshot Photo--Hollywood CALIFORNIA 1949 Indian Curio Shop."


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My only guess, as to the exact location, is. . .umm. . .where N. Rossmore turns in to Vine Street. ....Otherwise, I don't think this is Hollywood at all.

I don't recognize the large building (hotel) on the left.


the reverse


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I don't recall if we have seen one of these U.S.O. cards on NLA.

This is no doubt the Figueroa Hotel


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Take a look at all the activities!



Plastics..... . .as in plastic explosives?






I'm kidding
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I don't recall seeing this 1937 photo before:

The Players Club and the Chateau Marmont. The Players (lettering reversed) looks like it has parking up the hill somewhere, I can't imagine. (Roxbury Rd. street sign at right.)

HollywoodHistoricPhotos.com/index.php

The billboard appears to be showcasing Victor Vincent (?) in the Playroom.
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I don't recall seeing this 1937 photo before:

The Players Club and the Chateau Marmont. The Players (lettering reversed) looks like it has parking up the hill somewhere, I can't imagine. (Roxbury Rd. street sign at right.)

HollywoodHistoricPhotos.com/index.php

The billboard appears to be showcasing Victor Vincent (?) in the Playroom.
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This is still the Depression era and people had very little money. When WW II happened, people had money but few places to spend it. In the late 1940s you had to wait hours to get a table in a restaurant. The boom-time came in the 1950s.
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Currently on eBay


Two photographs of 1515 Blake Ave. Los Angeles - California




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I believe this quaint little abode, and the one next door, might still be standing but it's a bit difficult to tell for sure.....

Check it out at GSV


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I believe this quaint little abode, and the one next door, might still be standing but it's a bit difficult to tell for sure.....

Check it out at GSV


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House still there.
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Gee, you may be right! A story I accepted as gospel. So much for being an Anna May Wong Super Expert.
Related... we've seen aerial and long distance photos of the Wong's Figueroa laundry. I refuse to believe there aren't better pics out there somewhere. Newspapers, magazines, fans knew of the place. NO ONE took a clear, up close shot??
I have only found the Wong Laundry on WPA street survey with its line drawings- WPA Los Angeles maps (c. 1935) Mine all loaned to Prudent Beaudry. So he could tell which sheet # this is located on..... Some detail, but very simple wooden 2 story structure----- near 2nd Street on west side.
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I don't believe NLA has seen the Cafe Martan before:



LA Herald, 2/17/1912



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It was soon replaced by:



LA Herald, 7/17/1913


which endured for several years; but then, its successor establishment had an adventure characteristic of the era:



LA Times, 11/7/1920


Time brings changes; the Wheel of Fortune at length brought a perhaps unexpected successor in the form of a temporary office for the Chief of Police:



LA Times, 6/24/1930

. . . while the site 214 W. 1st would in due course be covered by the new building of the Los Angeles Times.
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Interesting post, odinthor.... So was the Cafe Martan in the Nadeau Hotel?


originally posted by odinthor






Here's another eBay slide of Hollywood Blvd. [1965]


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I was surprise to see the marquee for the Haunted House as early as 1965.... Was it there in 1965?

Yes, yes it was. (I looked it up)

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The seller has the slide dated 1963....I could have sworn it said 1965.





As a reminder: You can see the Haunted House marquee lights in this video from 1967. [at 1:16]

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But wait. . . the photographer wasn't finished. Here's a second slide from the same spot. (but slightly to the right)



eBay

This slide has 11 bids! (actually both slides have 11 bids) ...I wonder if it's because of the cars - - - > ....like the mustang and the odd cream colored car behind it.




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Yep, e_r, the site was along the 1st St. side of the Hotel Nadeau. Fortunately, an image from LAPL shows it (I added the arrow):


LAPL

Amazingly, the view is unchanged today:


gsv

"Unchanged" in that there are still a corner, two streets, and a sidewalk!

Undoubtedly the doors to the left in the below detail led directly into the Nadeau's main lobby, for the convenience of its guests:


detail from earlier image from odinthor collection

Between being a cafe and being the temporary headquarters for the Police Chief, the location served as . . .


LA Herald, 11/9/1921
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But wait. . . the photographer wasn't finished. Here's a second slide from the same spot. (but slightly to the right)



eBay

This slide has 11 bids! (actually both slides have 11 bids) ...I wonder if it's because of the cars - - - > ....like the mustang and the odd cream colored car behind it.




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1955 Nash Rambler Series 10, perhaps? And that mustang's a beauty.

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Here's another eBay slide of Hollywood Blvd. [1965]


eBay

But wait. . . the photographer wasn't finished. Here's a second slide from the same spot. (but slightly to the right)



eBay

This slide has 11 bids! (actually both slides have 11 bids) ...I wonder if it's because of the cars - - - > ....like the mustang and the odd cream colored car behind it.
E_R, I couldn't resist turning those two photos into a single panoramic image:



I removed the watermarks from my personal copy, but kept them visible for the forum, out of respect for the eBay seller.

If anyone wants the version with the watermark removed, just ask and I'll PM it to you.

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Currently on eBay

Two photographs of 1515 Blake Ave. Los Angeles - California


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I believe this quaint little abode, and the one next door, might still be standing but it's a bit difficult to tell for sure.....

Check it out at GSV
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The two houses are still there...

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Hey!

Unsure if this has been posted here before but here's a cool drive-in from the 1950s known as "The Track". Anyone who can guess why?


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I wonder where this was located? And for how long was it in business?
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Starlet, and former Miss Pasadena, Jo Morrow holds an egg (Huh?) as she enters Superior Court to sign a contract with weight restrictions.


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sidenote: Today is National Egg Day. (June 3rd)
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