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AlvaroLegido Jan 12, 2017 9:26 PM

Farewell My Lovely
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7674941)
:previous:



Yes - the 1956 CD lists Baby House Cleaners at 341½ E 1st Street.

It looks like all three of the buildings on the right are also still standing - even the CHOP SUEY sign survives!

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original
GSV

In the 1970s release of « Farewell My Lovely » with Robert Mitchum and Charlotte Rampling, there's a scene between Philip Marlowe and Moose Malloy seeking his Velma in the restaurant on the right « Chop Suey - Far East »). If I remember well...

GaylordWilshire Jan 12, 2017 9:58 PM

:previous:


"I was having some Chinese food when a dark shadow fell over my chop suey...."


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/rg...366-h768-rw-no

CaliNative Jan 12, 2017 10:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7676129)
:previous:


"I was having some Chinese food when a dark shadow fell over my chop suey...."


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/rg...366-h768-rw-no

"Jake, it's Chinatown" Is that Robert Mitchem drinking tea?

Chinatown/N. Broadway area--the next frontier for massive development? Bet on it.

CaliNative Jan 12, 2017 10:44 PM

I remember a really cold day in winter 1989
 
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Originally Posted by John Maddox Roberts (Post 7675328)
Hard to believe there are people on here whose memories go back even farther than mine. My earliest memories of Pasadena are from '54.

Early 1989?--January??? February??? Snow in the north San Fernando Valley & Santa Clarita Valley was socked in by at least 6" of snow. A winter wonderland. I drove up to Newhall to check out the snow but beyond Newhall the roads were closed. Can someone pinpoint this weather event with a date & pics? I'm quite sure it was early 1989. I remember fairly deep snow even around Sylmar and Newhall. This may have been around the time that artist Christo had his giant umbrellas north of L.A. along I-5--unfortunately, high winds blew one away and a woman was killed. After that they closed the umbrellas.

I also remember a really cold day in late 1968 or early 1969 in the Valley. I went to NoHo high school then. It was freezing. Maybe 32 degrees even at noon, but it was drier than the 1989(?) event--don't remember any snow in NoHo but I think it snowed in other places.

riichkay Jan 12, 2017 10:47 PM

http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/...psekiho2as.jpg

2900 block of E. Brooklyn Ave., Boyle Hts. Looking south down Evergreen Ave. Undated but probably late '70's.


http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/...psaugfol1d.png
GSV

I first assumed that the apt bldg on the corner was built post the snapshot, but look at the 3 sided bay-type window that juts out in the first photo. That lines up with the current picture, also the position of the bakery door below that window. It looks like they changed the roof line, took out the ground floor retail, and lopped off the beauty salon/auto glass portion of the property.

In the distance of the Google view, on the right side of the street, is a red object visible behind a tree. That's the pole that supported the Enco sign. That property is now used for auto repair.

CaliNative Jan 12, 2017 11:06 PM

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Originally Posted by CaliNative (Post 7676181)
Early 1989?--January??? February??? Snow in the north San Fernando Valley & Santa Clarita Valley was socked in by at least 6" of snow. A winter wonderland. I drove up to Newhall to check out the snow but beyond Newhall the roads were closed. Can someone pinpoint this weather event with a date & pics? I'm quite sure it was early 1989. I remember fairly deep snow even around Sylmar and Newhall. This may have been around the time that artist Christo had his giant umbrellas north of L.A. along I-5--unfortunately, high winds blew one away and a woman was killed. After that they closed the umbrellas.

I also remember a really cold day in late 1968 or early 1969 in the Valley. I went to NoHo high school then. It was freezing. Maybe 32 degrees even at noon, but it was drier than the 1989(?) event--don't remember any snow in NoHo but I think it snowed in other places.

Just did a google search. The 1968 cold day was Dec. 21, when the high temp was only 34 degrees F. apparently. The 1989 event was February 9, when snow fell all over the basin, but especially in the San Fer. Valley & San Gabriel valley and Santa Clarita Valley. Lots of people older than 35 must remember the 1989 event (I sure do) but only those over 55 or would remember that day in 1968.

ethereal_reality Jan 13, 2017 12:38 AM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7675969)

The description says that Ciro of Bond Street is another design by Raphael Soriano.

Hoss, if I remember correctly, Raphael Soriano designed Julius Shulman's house and studio in Laurel Canyon.

"Shulman asked Soriano to design him a home and studio in the Hollywood Hills in 1947, and building began in 1949, taking nine months to complete."


Living room in 1951

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/ycZcVa.jpg
http://www.midcenturyhome.com/raphae...-house-studio/


And today.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/Hf2j2M.jpg
http://www.midcenturyhome.com/wp-con...-Soriano-5.jpg
ilt-in

The design of the wood partition (with the built-in couch) has been altered.



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MichaelRyerson Jan 13, 2017 12:42 AM

For what it's worth I remember the snow in '49...
 
I was five. We lived in a duplex on Monroe Street just east of Wilton Place. We had the west side and my aunt and uncle owned the east side. We had one bedroom which my younger brother and I shared, sleeping on bunk beds my father had built (with help from my uncle). My parents slept on a Murphy bed that folded out of the dining room wall. It snowed during the night and my mother came and woke us early the next morning to see it and finally to let us out into the front yard to play in it and to scrape enough together to make little snowmen, maybe a foot tall, maybe a bit taller but not much. They had mostly melted by the time I came home from school.

CityBoyDoug Jan 13, 2017 12:45 AM

Huntington Art Gallery, San Marino
 
It even snows at the palatial Huntington Art Museum in San Marino

Jan 15, 1932


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psp7lfzbgq.jpg
huntingtonlibrary

ethereal_reality Jan 13, 2017 1:15 AM

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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7675888)

:previous: I've seen a lot of fraternal pins but never one like this.

It looks like balls.


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ethereal_reality Jan 13, 2017 2:40 AM

snapshot/ebay
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/Mt5QGN.jpg

As you can see, the two young men are driving a car with 1953 California license plates and Long Beach on the plate frame.

I see the spotlight on the right, but what's that thingy on the left.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...924/FWnea3.jpg

If it was a police car I'd say it was a siren.

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(I'm not sure what's on the roof of the car either)

tovangar2 Jan 13, 2017 2:47 AM

E end 3rd St tunnel, looking out.
 
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7675795)



What a rare treat. Thank you e_r. One feels like one could step into frame behind the man on the right and walk out into the light. I'll bet MR even can tell what the jacketed stranger is thinking.

And what a lens! The Byrne/Pan-American, Rindge, Douglas, Stimson running east through the center of the shot and the St George blocking the view at the end. All still with us except the Stimson, lost in '64. The Rindge is now but a stub. The Stimson was our first 6-story building and first with a steel-frame.

Just gorgeous. I'll be looking at this one for a long time.



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tovangar2 Jan 13, 2017 2:57 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7676360)
I've seen a lot of fraternal pins but never one like this.

It looks like balls.


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LOL, when subtext becomes text.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/sd...pL0=w1366-h768
ebay


Elks teeth are smaller than you may have assumed. Valued by people other than Elk's Club members:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/87...pz0=w1366-h768
aaanativearts <-- great appropo info at link.


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GaylordWilshire Jan 13, 2017 3:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7676464)
snapshot/ebay
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/Mt5QGN.jpg

As you can see, the two young men are driving a car with 1953 California license plates and Long Beach on the plate frame.

I see the spotlight on the right, but what's that thingy on the left.
If it was a police car I'd say it was a siren.

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(I'm not sure what's on the roof of the car either)


It's a swamp cooler-- primitive a/c. Works by evaporation as the car moved. Worked fairly well in dry climates.

(The thing on top just looks to me like a rack for carrying something...pogo sticks in this case?


http://www.amcpacer.com/images/kenos...-window-ac.jpg


https://youtu.be/lAXY2GefpYY

ethereal_reality Jan 13, 2017 3:24 AM

:previous: That's the second time this week I was stumped by archaic a/c.

remember this
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...921/imcpVG.jpg

Bristolian Jan 13, 2017 3:45 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7674208)

Whenever the South Bay is mentioned, my curiosity is piqued and I must explore. I found that these folks were enjoying some time around the pool at the Janine apartments at 329 Calle Miramar which is just blocks from the beach in Redondo Beach. The stone wall survives.
http://i.imgur.com/KiqIT4o.png?1GSV

Unfortunately residents today can no longer lounge around the pool but instead sit under a tree and a flagpole. I have tried to get as close as possible with an aerial view but it is blurry. You can still see the round pavers in front of the house across the street.
http://i.imgur.com/Fej5iJm.png?1Google Earth

ethereal_reality Jan 13, 2017 4:02 AM

Bristolian, I can't believe you found the pool! Sleuth of the Week right there. :)


Quote:

Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 7676326)
I was five. We lived in a duplex on Monroe Street just east of Wilton Place. We had the west side and my aunt and uncle owned the east side. We had one bedroom which my younger brother and I shared, sleeping on bunk beds my father had built (with help from my uncle). My parents slept on a Murphy bed that folded out of the dining room wall. It snowed during the night and my mother came and woke us early the next morning to see it and finally to let us out into the front yard to play in it and to scrape enough together to make little snowmen, maybe a foot tall, maybe a bit taller but not much. They had mostly melted by the time I came home from school.

:previous: This is such a sweet sweet memory Michael!

I can picture you and your brother playing in the snow, building all those little snowmen.

ethereal_reality Jan 13, 2017 6:53 AM

April 4, 1910 L.A.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/G8EaEg.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/RPPC-Victori...QAAOSw241YZWXE

I'm hoping someone here on NLA can identify this building. note that the street appears to go down hill off to the right----->

"April 4, 1910 L.A."

"dear old friend "

"This is a picture of my California home
where the mocking birds sing in the ___ trees
moonlight nights. don't that sound fine-
but I feel like wringing their necks."

Flaggis



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/4llh97.jpg

Can anyone decipher what's written for the type of tree:previous:?

Perhaps odinthor, our resident horticulturist, can tell us what kind of trees they are from the picture.

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ethereal_reality Jan 13, 2017 7:15 AM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7676053)
I've just checked the 1956 CD and found a cafe called Pat's Joynt at 262 S Hill Street.

Thanks for your help Hoss. I appreciate it (as always :))

CaliNative Jan 13, 2017 7:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7676490)
It's a swamp cooler-- primitive a/c. Works by evaporation as the car moved. Worked fairly well in dry climates.

(The thing on top just looks to me like a rack for carrying something...pogo sticks in this case?


http://www.amcpacer.com/images/kenos...-window-ac.jpg


https://youtu.be/lAXY2GefpYY

Swamp cooler my a**...it's a warp drive nacele. "Making the jump to light speed"


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