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Old Posted Dec 28, 2012, 2:51 AM
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A wonderful looking home.


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http://www.stanford.edu/~gdegroat/CKY/home.htm



below: 5070 Hollywood Blvd. today


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I've never seen a movie star pennant.


http://www.stanford.edu/~gdegroat/CKY/home.htm

Mostly forgotten today, Clara Kimball Young was the most popular movie star in the United States in the 1910s and early 1920s.
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Old Posted Dec 28, 2012, 2:58 AM
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314-312 Los Angeles Street in 1892.


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I love that they included ol' Joe (the horse).

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Old Posted Dec 28, 2012, 3:03 AM
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vintage ad found on ebay

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Old Posted Dec 28, 2012, 3:17 AM
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And now at 312-314 N. Los Angeles Street, we have this fine establishment:


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The wonderful Immigration and Naturalization Service
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So much of the city's core has disappeared, been paved over, rearranged, re-purposed -- I don't know where I'm going with this, but sometimes I wonder if exposing Los Angeles' past is upsetting some natural balance we maintain with the ghosts of our history. Or maybe the icy cold wind I'm feeling is just icy cold wind...
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Old Posted Dec 28, 2012, 4:37 AM
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Hollywood and Highland 1929 & 1953

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Beautiful shot of Hollywood Blvd and Highland Ave, 1953

Hollywood Blvd from the roof of the Roosevelt Hotel, Dec, 1953

Looking down at intersection of Hollywood and Highland, Hotel Hollywood left/center, Graumann's out of frame left bottom. image from Metro Transportation Library and Archive
This 1929 daytime shot is a close match:

reddawgcollectables -ebay

If the dates are correct on the two pix, the lack of change is amazing.
The palms at the Hotel Hollywood are a mite taller, but, other than that, there's not many differences.
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All valid comments, GW, Tovangar, and ER......

Now for the cherry on top:

The very day after I was born.....

And a day after HER birthday as well!

Birthdays are milestones. Sometimes they are wonderful. Sometimes not.

I suppose if nothing else we have kept Esther's spirit alive here.


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A little bit of Esther's story:

LAT


It seems that she was born in Nebraska on March 12, 1905, the daughter of Philip and Dora Stein; she had three sisters and two brothers. The Steins moved into their various residences several decades after they were built, each of their houses reflecting the changing architectural styles of the city and its westward development; in 1920, the family lived in a Victorian cottage at 275 East 49th St; in 1930, in a Craftsman at 1763 West 41st; in 1940, in a Mediterranean cottage at 1717 S Mansfield Ave.



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Old Posted Dec 28, 2012, 5:34 AM
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Existential dread malumot.
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....on a lighter note.

A Burbank pastoral that will be 104 years old in seven days.


ebay

Can one of you geography experts figure out the location by using the mountains in the distance?
I tried and failed.
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Two 1898 photographs (albumin prints) newly listed on ebay.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Two-5x8-inch...item337ec60a2a

The seller doesn't say, but that's the Bradbury Building at far right.






Los Angeles County Courthouse and environs

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Two-5x8-inch...item337ec60a2a

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Existential dread malumot...your post made me shudder.
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....on a lighter note.

A Burbank pastoral that will be 104 years old in seven days.


ebay

Can one of you geography experts figure out the location by using the mountains in the distance?
I tried and failed.
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Using Google Earth, the mountain peaks match up very well from the intersection of Glenoaks & Olive. They're far enough away though that the view is about the same from anywhere in that area. there's no telling exactly where it is unless someone knows something about that house at the right edge of the picture.
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Old Posted Dec 28, 2012, 6:20 AM
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Burbank ~ 2012

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Using Google Earth, the mountain peaks match up very well from the intersection of Glenoaks & Olive. They're far enough away though that the view is about the same from anywhere in that area. there's no telling exactly where it is unless someone knows something about that house at the right edge of the picture.
Its difficult to get a clear view of the hills from street view due to the trees.
GSV....



Photo by Profit M and originally from Ethereal Thank you for the use.

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A wonderful looking home.

ebay
below: 5070 Hollywood Blvd. today

google street view

Mostly forgotten today, Clara Kimball Young was the most popular movie star in the United States in the 1910s and early 1920s.

Well, ER, 5070 Hollywood Blvd was actually the studio of commercial photographer Charles W Beam. The house in the picture is a mystery... it doesn't seem to match up with any of the houses listed on various websites as Kimball's home. Clara was listed in the 1920 census at the well-known Ramsey-Durfee house at 2425 S Western Ave (I thought we'd covered it here, but I can't find it; see Big Orange Landmarks. The house in the picture looks to me to be one even farther east in the West Adams district; she did once live at 1010 Magnolia--a now-missing block of that street, but I'm not sure the terrain would match up. Maybe it still stands somewhere....
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mystery location (to me anyway)


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A snapshot from ebay.





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Anyone know where this was located? The date on the photo is 1929 (no other information).


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Old Posted Dec 28, 2012, 5:27 PM
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Its difficult to get a clear view of the hills from street view due to the trees.
GSV....


Impressive job DU.
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I noticed all through the thread in the "then & nows" that besides looking "noirisher", the buildings and mansions always look bigger, sometimes taller and a lot more imposing in black & white than in colors. In the "nows" they get an obvious lack of majesty. Why ?
Is there among us a photographer who can explain that ?
A current example :

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online archive of california

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Anyone know where this was located? The date on the photo is 1929 (no other information).


ebay

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If there is still just one of these signs, it looks to me like it--or an update of it--is in the same spot it was in when the picture was taken. I've read that the current park was created at about that time,
but you'd think there'd be more houses in the background. The ladies' clothes look earlier than the late '20s.... Below is an ad from the winter 1906-07 Sunset magazine.



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Beverly Gardens Park

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Anyone know where this was located? The date on the photo is 1929 (no other information).

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That's Beverly Gardens Park. 22 blocks long & one block house lot wide. Opened 1911. The sign looks like this now:

wiki

It runs along Santa Monica Blvd and shields the upscale residential part of BH from the commercial sector and the homes on the "flats", on the wrong side of the once-literal tracks.

(I seem to recall that it was the homeowners north of Santa Monica Blvd that bought the land for the buffer-zone park & presented it to the city, but I can't find the reference right now.)




P.S. The sign is in the slightly wider part of the park between Canon & Beverly.

Everyone knows Beverly Garden's western end:

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Elizabeth Frazier Lloyd, Harold Lloyd's mother, raised the money to build the Electric Fountain in 1930 through the Beverly Hills Women's Club.

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