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HossC Mar 25, 2014 7:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MartinTurnbull (Post 6511118)

It’s hard to believe that there was ever a bridle path along Beverly Boulevard in Beverly Hills, let alone that it was still there in the 1940s. This shot was taken in 1942. But does anyone know which stretch of Beverly Blvd this path was? And/or does anybody have a map of the entire bridle path "from mountains to sea"?

http://www.martinturnbull.com/wp-con...Hills-1942.png

Here's the Beverly Hills Hotel in 1924. At this point, the bridle path runs along the center of Sunset Boulevard.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ridlePath1.jpg
LAPL

This undated photo shows the lower end of the bridle path from the picture above. The little building on the left is still there, but the sign and stairs next to it have gone.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original
USC Digital Library

I think this is the other end of the same section of bridle path (the Beverly Hills Hotel would be off to the left). This one is dated 1930-1940.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...3.jpg~original
USC Digital Library

ethereal_reality Mar 25, 2014 8:13 PM

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...90/89/hb9y.jpg
http://www.ebaumsworld.com/



Amazingly, the building was restored and still stands.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/849/o384.jpg
GSV


Vacant store-fronts along Kenmore.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...90/89/46x3.jpg
GSV





aerial
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/850/21c1.jpg
google_earth

Did you notice the white stretch limousine levitating above that parking lot on the right? ;)
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Flyingwedge Mar 25, 2014 8:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6511184)
Flyingwedge, when I first saw your 'before and after' above,
I remembered seeing another C. Leonardt building on one of my jaunts on the google-mobile.

It took me awhile to find it again. Here it is:

1500 block S. Central at E. 16th Street.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...90/22/c89f.jpgGSV

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/854/yw43.jpgGSV

It's about 10 blocks southwest of 1601 Industrial Street. I'm hopeful someone can dig up some information on this building.

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That's 1548 S. Central, once home to the Hygienic Laundry:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...0.jpg~original
1909 LA City Directory @ Fold3.com

The LA County Assessor says the building dates to 1908, which dovetails nicely with this July 26, 1908 Los Angeles Times article; are we familiar with the Visintini Truss?:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...4.jpg~original

[The two photographs with the article are too badly washed out to bother with reproducing
here, but you can tell that one of them shows the outside of the building.]

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...3.jpg~original

GaylordWilshire Mar 25, 2014 8:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6511458)


An shot dated 1932:

http://i.imgur.com/hfXhnbY.jpg?1?4328
Hollywood Photographs

ethereal_reality Mar 25, 2014 9:05 PM

:previous:That's great GW!
and thanks for the information on the C. Leonardt built Hygienic Laundry Flyingwedge.
-much appreciated.
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Here's a great photograph of the coffee shop at Mission Village. (5675 W. Washington Blvd.)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...90/89/wuu3.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/320x240q90/35/pt68.jpg


Here's an earlier Mission Village post, complete with map!
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=19916

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ethereal_reality Mar 25, 2014 9:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 6510567)
Looking north on Spring Street, June 1934. The SW corner of Spring and 2nd is now a parking lot.
That's the old Bryson Bldg being torn down across the street, with the LA Times Bldg going up behind the Bryson:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...a.jpg~original
USCDL -- http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...d/91430/rec/12



FW, here's an earlier view along Spring Street. (before the Hollenbeck Hotel site became a parking lot, obviously)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/853/hkwa.jpg
ebay



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...90/62/3hx0.jpg
-from the Los Angeles Evening Herald.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...0/845/atx0.jpg


LARGE size for the details. "$1.00 and up."
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/853/hkwa.jpg
ebay

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ethereal_reality Mar 25, 2014 11:03 PM

Lighting grants were awarded to 13 buildings along Broadway today. (total $750,000)
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http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/22/rdml.jpg
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http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/59/d3po.jpg



BrianMojo posted the list here:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=3398
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GaylordWilshire Mar 25, 2014 11:55 PM

A long way from Malibu


I thought we must have visited the 1937-1972 campus of Pepperdine before--but looking back on the thread I didn't find anything on it (although I know we've seen its benefactor's house before in post #13381).


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-V...2520AM.bmp.jpgebay

Came across a shot of "Marilyn Hall," and then one of it under construction. Apparently it was wasn't ready on opening day, September 21, 1937: according to the college magazine, "The only building ready was the administration/classroom building in so-called 'Streamlined Moderne' style—all rounded corners in the exterior architecture. It leaked when it opened and probably still does. There were no dormitories; students were housed at the William Penn Hotel and shuttled to and from campus in a chartered streetcar. A dining hall, a gymnasium, the library, two dormitories, an auditorium, fine arts complex, home economics building, and business classroom building were opened between 1938 and 1946."


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-5...2520AM.bmp.jpgPDC

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-O...2520PM.bmp.jpgPDC


The campus was sold to the church whose name is painted in the parking lot at left below. Marilyn Hall and other leaky Moderne buildings still stand, Marilyn facing the center parking lot in the pic below. The Pepperdine library also still stands--it's next to the upper right quadrant of the green space.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-p...2520PM.bmp.jpgGSV

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-k...2520PM.bmp.jpgGSV


https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-h...2520PM.bmp.jpghttps://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-f...2520PM.bmp.jpg
PDC

Exterior and interior of the library, and a shot toward the south...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-i...2520PM.bmp.jpgPDC


Here's a surprise--Pepperdine in the old Hattem's, which we've seen here before.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Q...2520PM.bmp.jpgPDC

A couple of prior posts on Hattem's:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ms#post5176249

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=17715

Blaster Mar 26, 2014 1:13 AM

Film Noir On The Big Screen
 
Here in LA, the annual Film Noir Film Festival is underway at the American Cinemateque at the historic Egyptian Theater on Hollywood Blvd.

This Saturday, March 29, they're showing a double feature of SOUTHSIDE 1-1000 and ROADBLOCK, both of which feature plenty of LA locations circa 1950.

SOUTHSIDE stars Don De Fore, later of "Hazel" fame and okay, maybe De Fore's not the most noirish of noir anti-heroes. But rock-jawed, gravel-voiced Charles MacGraw more than compensates in ROADBLOCK.

Godzilla Mar 26, 2014 3:17 AM

May 1955 by Phil Stern
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Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuckaluck (Post 6063596)
Never quite understood why this building's address has been listed as both odd and even, e.g., 1421 and 1424. Reasonably sure that Joseph Schenk and his wife, Norma Talmadge had something to do with the construction and/or ownership of the building, formerly known as the Voltaire Apts. Apparently, it is no stranger to fires.


February, 1935
http://www.lafire.com/stations/archi...reFire_650.gif http://www.lafire.com/stations/archi...ltaireFire.htm


Crescent Heights, Granville Apts. aka Voltaire Apts.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_EZVko2akRz.../s1600/052.JPGhttp://1.bp.blogspot.com/_EZVko2akRz.../s1600/052.JPG




May '55 by P Stern
http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/73...22ad4dff2a.jpghttp://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/73...22ad4dff2a.jpg





1980
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00090/00090976.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00090/00090976.jpg






Dean does Googies, May '55
http://www.philsternarchives.com/sit...T03119-202.jpghttp://www.philsternarchives.com/sit...T03119-202.jpg





Googie's grub, May '55
http://www.philsternarchives.com/sit...T03119-195.jpghttp://www.philsternarchives.com/sit...T03119-195.jpg



Had Dean lasted long enough he would have seen Googies turn into Pippy's
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Wig-Wag Mar 26, 2014 3:22 AM

Beverly Hills Hotel Station/Shelter
 
[QUOTE=HossC;6511336]Here's the Beverly Hills Hotel in 1924. At this point, the bridle path runs along the center of Sunset Boulevard.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ridlePath1.jpg
LAPL

This undated photo shows the lower end of the bridle path from the picture above. The little building on the left is still there, but the sign and stairs next to it have gone.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original
USC Digital Library

HossC, The little building the left is is a former streetcar station/shelter and true survivor as it was once the terminus of the Pacific Electric's service to the Beverly Hills Hotel.

The following description comes from the Electric Railway Historical Association of Southern California web page: http://www.erha.org/pewcc.htm

"COLDWATER CANYON LINE ROUTE: From Santa Monica Boulevard. & Rodeo Drive via Rodeo Drive. to Sunset Boulevard., and on Sunset Boulevard. to Beverly Drive; all single track; total length, 1.38 miles. HISTORY: This line was constructed by LAP in 1907 and was standard gauged the following year. PE took over the line in 1911 and operated it until abandonment, which occurred on January 15, 1923. OPERATION: For most of its life this line was a shuttle service, running from the PE Beverly Hills Station to the Beverly Hills Hotel. However, from 1913 to 1916, through service to Hill St. Station via West 16th St. was provided; cars left Hill St. Station on an hourly schedule from 7:05 AM to 12:05 AM and returned from the Beverly Hills Hotel each hour from 7:08 AM to 11:08 PM. Effective on October 25, 1916, shuttle service from the Beverly Hills Station was resumed. As of late 1919, shuttle cars ran every half hour between 6:30 AM and 12:20 AM. EQUIPMENT: Records are vague as to type of equipment assigned to this line. However, photos show cars of the 170 Class in service here, plus little single truck, wood, closed, one-man car 20. The latter was scrapped in 1920, leaving one to suppose that the final years of this line witnessed Birney equipment. It is probable that during the three years of through service to Hill St. Station that the same type of cars were used here as were assigned to the Hollywood Boulevard. Line: 200s, 400s. TRACK: Old records show this line to have had 60 lb. T-rail, redwood ties and gravel ballast. ELECTRICAL FACILITIES: Power for this line came principally from the Sherman Substation.


Cheers,
Jack

Godzilla Mar 26, 2014 4:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 5790577)

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8146/7...08b48418_o.jpg
hbz-beverly-hills-hotel-Rita-Hayworth-0512-de

Rita Hayworth in a comfy outfit down by the pool, circa 1934. by Robert S. Anderson


1939 - Rita does more of Beverly Hills - ? (Several sources misidentify this location as Burbank)
http://media1.artspace.com/media/fra...8_1024x768.jpghttp://media1.artspace.com/media/fra...8_1024x768.jpg



1965 - Wilshire and Beverly Drive
http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/73...46f43b21e2.jpghttp://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/73...46f43b21e2.jpg



1930s - Canon Drive meets Wilshire
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2...iyno1_1280.jpghttp://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2...iyno1_1280.jpg


http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...7BV2NSNIE6.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...7BV2NSNIE6.jpg

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...XT93EHCQV6.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...XT93EHCQV6.jpg

Godzilla Mar 26, 2014 4:03 AM

1885 - The "other" Warner Bros. had a grocery store in Pasadena.

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...GPNY76ERU7.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...GPNY76ERU7.jpg

Those Who Squirm! Mar 26, 2014 4:56 AM

ETA: I put the "angry" smiley on here just in reference to Flickr, and definitely not in regard to Martin's post generally. Apparently if you add an emoticon here it comes at the top of your post.

I don't think it was ever Beverly Boulevard, but it was possibly Beverly Drive. I know personally of one family who lived a little north of Sunset, close to Lexington, and back in the day they could ride their horses all the way home, where the horses were presumably stabled somewhere on the same property. Beverly Drive/Sunset Boulevard is just about within touching distance of the actual hills anyway, so it would make sense.

Actually, I just went and looked at the area in both Google Earth and Bing Maps; now it's all coming back to me. I grew up a couple of miles farther north, on Cherokee, but I remember now that there was supposed to be a former bridle path that you could see starting south from Lindacrest Drive, just off of Coldwater Canyon Drive. By the time this was pointed out to me, in the 1960s, nobody had ridden horses on it in decades, but the path remained clearly visible. I'm pretty sure this path must have led to the one along Sunset Boulevard, without doubt meeting it somewhere near the BH hotel.

Apparently some traces of it are still visible in the area just south of Lindacrest Drive:

Well. I was going to post the URL of an image right here, but Flickr seems to have gone and got itself all pear shaped. It now looks completely different and I can't get to the link where you can choose differently sized versions of your pictures. Does anyone know how to do this?

ETA: Here's the photo:
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7018/...87f07d_z_d.jpg
Google Maps

Quote:

Originally Posted by MartinTurnbull (Post 6511118)
I suspect this photo may have been posted here before but I couldn't find anything when I searched.

It’s hard to believe that there was ever a bridle path along Beverly Boulevard in Beverly Hills, let alone that it was still there in the 1940s. This shot was taken in 1942. But does anyone know which stretch of Beverly Blvd this path was? And/or does anybody have a map of the entire bridle path "from mountains to sea"?

http://www.martinturnbull.com/wp-con...Hills-1942.png


BifRayRock Mar 26, 2014 5:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuckaluck (Post 6069388)
Miniature Golf was all the rage for a couple of years beginning in 1930. There were reportedly as many as 400 courses in the LA region! An interesting article describing the phenomenon and listing various locations can be found here: http://ladailymirror.com/2012/04/09/...olf/#more-7931


The "wow" miniature course :previous: was owned by America's Sweetheart and was located at the SW quadrant of Wilshire and La Cienega. There must be an aerial of this area showing both the course and any nearby hazards? The night photo, above, shows Miracle Mile in its infancy. Very few lights, but what a glorious beginning. Another course was reportedly built at Wilshire and Fairfax in 1929 - a "Bob-o-Link." Surprised it hasn't shown up in the thread before. Also noteworthy is a possible course in a building basement, located at the southeast corner of 7th and Broadway. And another at 5937 Hollywood Blvd (Eskimo?).

Look closely at the last (colored) image and there is an oil derrick in the background. Could this be the same oil derrick that presented itself as a middle-of-the-road hazard at approximately La Cienega and Beverly? :shrug:

Fore!


http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3144/2...1cf757fb_z.jpghttp://farm4.staticflickr.com/3144/2...1cf757fb_z.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3069/2...704e96ff_z.jpghttp://farm4.staticflickr.com/3069/2...704e96ff_z.jpg

http://kittypackard.files.wordpress....gawilshire.jpghttp://kittypackard.files.wordpress....gawilshire.jpg

http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics36/00037869.jpg more:http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=7496








By 1934, the end? Wilshire Links looks to be a shell of its former self. Depression. Low cost excitement can now be found at the Fox theater or on the street, if you know where to look. Bang! :no:


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tGMYJl-pDG...vewilshire.jpghttp://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tGMYJl-pDG...vewilshire.jpg



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BifRayRock Mar 26, 2014 6:47 AM





Prior post examined a photo of Vermont Ave and Fourth Street. http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=16917


Quote:

Originally Posted by Tourmaline (Post 6288194)

If those pics pique anyone's interest, could someone find a way of posting a complete enlarged high resolution version of the related panorama (below)? Previous effort did not do it justice! (post 13540)
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...id/72276/rec/6


Incomplete low resolution version:
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...OLF&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...OLF&DMROTATE=0



Returning to that image I noticed what appears to be a large Ford Dealership, "Sam Bennett Ford." Have there been any other posts of this dealership? Note the sign for the Fox Carthay.

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ont&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ont&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ont&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ont&DMROTATE=0



Flyingwedge Mar 26, 2014 7:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6511595)
FW, here's an earlier view along Spring Street. (before the Hollenbeck Hotel site became a parking lot, obviously)

LARGE size for the details. "$1.00 and up."
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/853/hkwa.jpg
ebay

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That's a great (late 1920s?) look at the Spring Street side of the Hollenbeck, er.

Back in mid-July 1893, Vice President Adlai Stevenson stopped by the Hollenbeck:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...2.jpg~original

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...a.jpg~original
Vistas in Southern California (A. C. Bilicke & Co., 1893) @ HaithiTrust -- http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?i...iew=1up;seq=47

The above photo may have been taken shortly after 7:30 a.m. on July 15, 1893:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...b.jpg~original
July 16, 1893 Los Angeles Times

In the 1893 photo you can see a little bit of glass roof, and you can see the sign for the Cafe as well. If the "Hotel Dining Room" on the
1894 Sanborn Map below is the same as the 2nd-Street-accessible Hollenbeck Cafe referred to above, then the Rotunda might be the
"Glass Roof Conservatory" shown on the map, although I thought rotundas are supposed to be round . . . .
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...e.jpg~original
LAPL

HossC Mar 26, 2014 10:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Godzilla (Post 6512143)

The Beverly Hills Historical Society have posted a video on YouTube of a film made by Warner Bros to mark the groundbreaking of the Beverly Hills Warner Theatre. It has many scenes of Beverly Hills in 1915 and 1930. The film is narrated by Marc Wanamaker.

YouTube link: Warner Theater groundbreaking in 1931 (1995)

Title screen.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...eatreFilm1.jpg
YouTube

The man with the spade is Jack Warner Jr.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...eatreFilm2.jpg
YouTube


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Wig-Wag, thanks for the identification of the shelter at the Beverly Hills Hotel and the streetcar info.

GaylordWilshire Mar 26, 2014 12:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Those Who Squirm (Post 6512197)
I don't think it was ever Beverly Boulevard, but it was possibly Beverly Drive. I know personally of one family who lived a little north of Sunset, close to Lexington, and back in the day they could ride their horses all the way home, where the horses were presumably stabled somewhere on the same property. Beverly Drive/Sunset Boulevard is just about within touching distance of the actual hills anyway, so it would make sense.

Quote:

Originally Posted by MartinTurnbull (Post 6511118)
It’s hard to believe that there was ever a bridle path along Beverly Boulevard in Beverly Hills, let alone that it was still there in the 1940s. This shot was taken in 1942. But does anyone know which stretch of Beverly Blvd this path was? And/or does anybody have a map of the entire bridle path "from mountains to sea"?
http://i.imgur.com/P7XqMdPl.png


As Hoss showed us recently in post 20483, the bridle path ran along Sunset...the official name of which, well into the '30s, was Beverly Boulevard. It seems that while "Sunset" was in use for the full length of the modern roadway before 1934, when the City of L.A. renamed its westward continuation of the road from the BH border and before any official renaming by BH of its segment, maps and references such as MT's vary into the '30s.

A few posts on this:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=20229

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=20242

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=20267

ethereal_reality Mar 26, 2014 2:37 PM

Any of you car connoisseurs want to wager a guess on this one? :)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/856/9xf9.jpg
old file/probably ebay
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