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Old Posted Apr 30, 2020, 9:52 PM
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How does that figure in to LA history??
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Old Posted Apr 30, 2020, 10:36 PM
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Yea, it was scary in those Los Angeles days....I can remember.
This was an era in Los Angeles schools that I saw several of my classmates on crutches.....polio. Kids were mostly affected.

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These are from a chase sequence in "Killer Dill", a low budget 1947 crime comedy......https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMX37wkIXLo&t=3570s




920 S. Hobart Blvd.





The unassuming Linnell Apts. are now the pompously named Hobart Towers.





W. 9th St. (now James M. Wood Blvd.) just east of S. Serrano Ave.....St. Germaine Apartments on the left.







???




???





I believe this is S. Serrano Ave. and San Marino St.






The clue here is the sloping white wall in front of the apartment building, and the stairway....







The foundation for the demolished building was never completely removed....  

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Old Posted May 1, 2020, 2:02 AM
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These are from a chase sequence in "Killer Dill", a low budget 1947 crime comedy......https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMX37wkIXLo&t=3570s



The foundation for the demolished building was never completely removed....  

Looks like there was a fire in the building in 2012 or 2013, here's the GSV from Feb. 2014:
via GSV.
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Thanks for the information, quickstop.



I spotted another 'giant' downtown.



anthony hernandez

He's wearing white gloves so I think he was directing traffic.


The dispassionate look on the girl's face perfectly reflects the daily grind.


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He later played the butler "Lurch" on the Addams Family. The grim girl is probably reflecting on her lousy job where she is constantly hit on by her rotten boss, or maybe other grim realities of the 1950s like mushroom clouds and Joe McCarthy, or maybe she is just dog tired and her feet hurt. The days before "social distancing". The blond lady behind her appears to be checking her cell phone.

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If we face food shortages in the future, yes we'll be eating ''nut burgers" which contain NO meat but does contain Velveeta cheese which is not cheese but a gross fake cheese milk product. Bon Appetite.
My fav is Faux Apple Pie. It contains no apples...but substitutes zucchini squash or crackers.

No apples in this treat:

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Just so we don't have to eat "Soylent Green". I also refuse to eat bugs although I make an exception for crustaceans. Nutburgers sound pallatible, as are soyburgers. "Soylent Green (spoiler)...IT'S PEOPLE!!!"...Charleston Heston at his hammy over the top best(?). Also last pic of the GREAT Edward G. Robinson, so good in top noir "Double Indemnity".

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Old Posted May 1, 2020, 3:43 PM
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You can still see the location of the set at the center of this 1928 image. Comparing it with the current Google Maps view, I'd say it stretched from the Kaiser Permanent Venice Medical Offices towards the intersection of S Crescent Heights Boulevard and Sawyer Street. I sampled a few house prices in the area, and they all came out between $1.3 and $2.1 million - I wonder how much the land cost in 1924?


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I can't answer the 1928 prices, but my uncle has lived on the 1900 block of Stearns Drive since 1958. He paid $7500 back then. They added a third bedroom after the 1994 earthquake, which makes me think most of the original houses are two bedrooms. In the last 10-15 years, I've seen a bunch of remodels/mcmansion/additions in the area. Also what used to be the land for KRTH101 at Fairfax and Venice (it had to be at least 3-4 acres of land) has been turned into multi-million-dollar-no backyard- sidewalks-too close together-homes.
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Two prior posts on the San Marino Villas, from 2014, including this one with a video of the demolition and one of HossC's here.


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I believe this is S. Serrano Ave. and San Marino St.





The clue here is the sloping white wall in front of the apartment building, and the stairway....







The foundation for the demolished building was never completely removed....  

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I watched the linked video....its cool at twice speed....4 minutes.

Hey thanks GW for posting.

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Thanks to all you NUTS who helped locate Nutburgers, A.K.A Gates' Nut Kettle! ...(especially Noir Noir)

I was beginning to think we'd never find it.

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These are from a chase sequence in "Killer Dill", a low budget 1947 crime comedy......https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMX37wkIXLo&t=3570s


???
They didn't move the cameras far to film the chase. This is looking east on San Marino from the corner of S Serrano - that's the gate of the demolished San Marino Villas on the right in the image below.


GSV

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???
This is just across San Marino, also looking east (we're about where the red car is in my previous image). What looks like two houses on the right of the image above was actually the double front of a C-shaped building. After checking Historic Aerials, it disappears between 1980 and 1989.


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920 S. Hobart Blvd.

The unassuming Linnell Apts. are now the pompously named Hobart Towers.
Finally, here's a reminder of 920 S Hobart under construction. My full post also includes pictures of The Armitage Apartments/Hobart Plaza at 545 S Hobart.

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In 1928, these apartments were being constructed at 920 S Hobart. Given the address, it's no surprise that USC lists the client as the Henry De Roulet Co.


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lloyd file

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Mystery doorway, downtown Los Angeles [1971]


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At first I thought this was the 'keyhole' doorway at the Melody Lane in Hollywood. ..HERE






Mr. Hernandez camped out across the street and captured numerous bar patrons leaving the premises in the harsh afternoon light.


































There are additional photographs. . .



but I wasn't able to find closer views of the other patrons.



vincentborrelligallery

Vincent Borrelli Gallery doesn't include the word 'downtown' in the description. . .but another site clearly described the photographs as 'downtown Los Angeles'. (but that site now redirects to widgetservice)

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lloyd file

Making movies is LA....how it was done.
Dang, I thought Harold Lloyd was actually dangling 150 feet above the street. What a letdown. Famous Hamburgers Dept. store in the backround. Lloyd was probably as big a star as Chaplin back then, and bigger than Keaton.

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Mystery doorway, downtown Los Angeles [1971]


anthonyhernandez

At first I thought this was the 'keyhole' doorway at the Melody Lane in Hollywood. ..HERE

That's what came to my mind first, too. Seems extremely short hours...Open 8-12.

Many online links to things about this photo describe the location as a bar/restaurant or just restaurant. With those hours?
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Hmmm. The light appears to be natural sunlight, so the hours can't be 8 PM to midnight; nor does 8 AM to noon sound very fruitful for a bar. I'm thinking the hours are 8 AM (breakfast crowd) to midnight.
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[QUOTE=MartinTurnbull;8907772]To film the spectacular Circus Maximus chariot race for 1924's Ben-Hur MGM built an enormous set where La Cienega and Venice Boulevards meet. La Cienega is the straight road cutting the top left hand corner, and Venice is the one at a slight diagonal from one side of the photo to the other. Most of this land is now home to the Santa Monica Freeway.




Looking at Google Maps myself, I'd say you're mistaken about this location. We are looking West and the street in the upper left is most definitely Venice Blvd. La Cienega was not a divided at that location. The Diagonal road cutting closest to the set then is Fairfax, not Venice. You can tell from the aerial because Kaiser Permanente is East of La Cienega blvd. but West of Fairfax. The diagonal road running from the middle of the left side to the upper right is Sawyer.

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He later played the butler "Lurch" on the Addams Family.
CaliNative, is that really 'Lurch'?.... . .or are you kidding.


This gentleman?

nytimes / ted cassidy obit.


Same ears.

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You can still see the location of the set at the center of this 1928 image. Comparing it with the current Google Maps view, I'd say it stretched from the Kaiser Permanent Venice Medical Offices towards the intersection of S Crescent Heights Boulevard and Sawyer Street. I sampled a few house prices in the area, and they all came out between $1.3 and $2.1 million - I wonder how much the land cost in 1924?


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And in this picture the road at the top is Airdrome, The road at the bottom is Venice and the third side of the triangle is Fairfax. Crescent Heights is to the left of Kaiser and Sawyer is two streets below. So La Cienega wasn't near this set.
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