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Chuckaluck Mar 19, 2013 2:41 AM

Was the building predominantly clad in metal or some metallic sheeting trimmed in black marble, onyx or tile? Can't help envisioning the black and gold Security National building a few blocks east, the Selig Building at Third and Western, and the brushed steel of the Western Air Lines Office on Wilshire downtown. Can anyone confirm exactly what colors were used? Same question regarding the tiles. Surely, there must be an advertising post card of the building?


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_CULWYCEvos...lshire+089.JPG http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1807

http://imageshack.us/a/img11/4107/la...sternnoir1.jpg
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=8265

santamonicadesign Mar 19, 2013 5:31 AM

New here, up to page 115 of the thread and anxious to get a few of my pix up. Beginning with the ad further back here for A&P - noting a location in Santa Monica, I immediately recognized a Yale Street and Wilshire store as an old Pet Depot, New Balance and now Sit n Sleep store - looks like they chopped up part of the old store to make a Sushi place and a vitamin store (previously a tuxedo rental place).

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8365/8...ca7c097b_b.jpg
A&P.Ad by Mahatmacoatmagloves, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8112/8...c50a89ff_b.jpg
SitSleep by Mahatmacoatmagloves, on Flickr

Moxie Mar 19, 2013 11:47 AM

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:)

MichaelRyerson Mar 19, 2013 12:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by santamonicadesign (Post 6057510)
New here, up to page 115 of the thread and anxious to get a few of my pix up. Beginning with the ad further back here for A&P - noting a location in Santa Monica, I immediately recognized a Yale Street and Wilshire store as an old Pet Depot, New Balance and now Sit n Sleep store - looks like they chopped up part of the old store to make a Sushi place and a vitamin store (previously a tuxedo rental place).
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mahatma...n/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mahatma...n/photostream/

Hmmm... how do I make the photos show up?

Well, first welcome to the thread, santamonicadesign. I hope this is the beginning of a long association. Don't let the posting image learning curve buffalo you. It was daunting for all of us with the possible exceptions of ER, GW and Scott (and maybe sopas and a couple of others). I see you're using Flickr which is my hosting site as well, so maybe I can walk you through it. You're really close. Go to your photo-stream and pull up the image you want to post. Above the image you have two prompts (with pull down menus), on the left 'action' and on the right 'share', you want to click 'share' and a box will drop down showing the code for your pic. First you want to look down and scroll through the available sizes (choose a large size, 1024 is good, as we really like the bigger images around here, all the better to ferret out the detail), highlight the size you want and then highlight all the code in the box. Now right click copy and bring it over here and paste it in an open post, add your commentary and, voila'! hit 'post reply' and you're home free. Remember we're Los Angeles (or Southern California) centric, prefer the noir side of things, like the deep history of the city, the architecture, the politics, the movers, shakers and the misbegotten. If you can work in a murder or two, so much the better. Welcome.

BifRayRock Mar 19, 2013 2:31 PM

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Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 6055590)




http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7116/7...b081b072_b.jpgFlickr



santamonicadesign Mar 19, 2013 3:30 PM

Back in the day when I used to build AMT model car kits, the decal sheet would always feature Iskenderian or Isky Cam decals - I never knew what was so special about them but I pasted them on my model stock cars anyway. A few years ago, I was driving from Fox Hills Mall to the 405 when I stopped at a light; as I sat there impatiently waiting, I noticed this little storefront on Slauson - unchanged in at least 50 years!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8251/8...f0e2f92955.jpg
Cam by Mahatmacoatmagloves, on Flickr

My photo about 8 years ago and how it appears on Google street views now.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8386/8...8f0fd7f7_b.jpg
Isky by Mahatmacoatmagloves, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8527/8...0ccc0fd1_b.jpg
Isky.Street by Mahatmacoatmagloves, on Flickr

santamonicadesign Mar 19, 2013 3:58 PM

Okay, now that I've figured out how to work this thing - here's more in the noir vein since it's black and white, old and not there anymore even though it's on Santa Monica Beach - it was next door to Norma Talmadge's beach house (which is still there) so Dick Powell or Humphrey Bogart could have once been lurking nearby. My girlfriend snapped this of me in 1972 - not sure when it was torn down.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8525/8...9e81f9f4_b.jpg
Sorrento by Mahatmacoatmagloves, on Flickr

BifRayRock Mar 19, 2013 4:51 PM



Pontiac Dealers - mostly post '40s



A.E. England Pontiac - Date unknown 6161 Hollywood Blvd (Parts or Paris?)
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7251/7...4967a1b9_b.jpghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_...5866/lightbox/

Bldg still there:
http://cbk1.google.com/cbk?output=th...=1&w=300&h=118gggoogle






Date Unknown - 200 South La Brea - Utter Pontiac (Irv White was at 250 S La Brea; A E Nugent 400 S La Brea; Barrish Chrysler 444 South La Brea . . . ) Trivia: September '61, Actress Yvonne Jean Doughty "marries . . . Lafayette Bartholomew Utter in Las Vegas, Nevada. He's about 47; she's 34. Among others, he's the owner of Utter Pontiac Company at 200 South LaBrea Avenue, Los Angeles."http://www.glamourgirlsofthesilverscreen.com/show/447/Yvonne+Doughty/index.html"]http://www.glamourgirlsofthesilversc...hty/index.html[/URL]
http://www.glamourgirlsofthesilversc.../t.php?id=4909http://www.glamourgirlsofthesilversc...hty/index.html
http://img1.bdbphotos.com/images/ori...ilf15nx5lr.jpghttp://img1.bdbphotos.com/images/ori...20pvc2vp2p.jpghttp://www.fanpix.net/gallery/yvonne...y-pictures.htm
http://www.pontiacsonline.com/DS%20UTTER%2060s%201.jpghttp://www.pontiacsonline.com/Pontia...p%20Photos.htm


Livingston Pontiac ('72?) Woodland Hills
http://www.pontiacsonline.com/DS%20L...les%201970.jpghttp://www.pontiacsonline.com/Pontia...p%20Photos.htm



Ken Clark Pontiac - 1959
http://www.pontiacsonline.com/DS%20K...ngeles%202.jpghttp://www.pontiacsonline.com/Pontiac%20Dealership%20Photos.htm"]

Majestic Pontiac (3740 Crenshaw); Haskell Pontiac . . .

BifRayRock Mar 19, 2013 5:04 PM



8568 Sunset Boulevard. The Interlude. Plied with enough libations, the skylines all look the same? Who's driving me home?
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7140/7...6514148f_b.jpghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library


BifRayRock Mar 19, 2013 5:12 PM




Rand's Round-Up Restaurants? - 7580 Sunset Blvd. · 7860 Beverly Blvd. 13920 Ventura Blvd. · 3550 Wilshire Blvd. · 617 South Brand · and 8401 S. Figueroa[.
More than enough Chuck Wagon food for every noir'er! Bring your appetite and your wallet.



Late '40s early '50s?
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8019/7...343bfb06_b.jpghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library

Today
http://chexydecimal.com/wp-content/u...d-up-today.jpghttp://chexydecimal.com/2011/03/real...ands-round-up/

3550 Wilshire
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8168/7...e13ed4b1_b.jpghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_...0114/lightbox/

Beverly Blvd.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8004/7...48bf9687_b.jpghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_...9462/lightbox/



Actor Rand Brooks - at Culver City Riding Ring part of Jackie Cooper's Little Rodeo Club. No known relation ^^^^ probably no stranger to Chuck Wagon cuisine?
1940
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics34/00051500.jpgLapl

Wishbone and Cookie must be back in the kitchen?


Chuckaluck Mar 19, 2013 5:57 PM

1938 - Serendipitous line of cars and trains at corner of 9th and Hill Streets.
Notice the Western Auto Supply character, Saving Sam, at the top right hand corner. Wonder if he wasn't one of Dr. Wheeler's patients.
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics37/00068205.jpglapl

ethereal_reality Mar 19, 2013 6:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by santamonicadesign (Post 6057836)
Back in the day when I used to build AMT model car kits, the decal sheet would always feature Iskenderian or Isky Cam decals - I never knew what was so special about them but I pasted them on my model stock cars anyway. A few years ago, I was driving from Fox Hills Mall to the 405 when I stopped at a light; as I sat there impatiently waiting, I noticed this little storefront on Slauson - unchanged in at least 50 years!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8251/8...f0e2f92955.jpg
Cam by Mahatmacoatmagloves, on Flickr

My photo about 8 years ago.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8386/8...8f0fd7f7_b.jpg

Welcome to the thread santamonicadesign -neat post...I bet you did a double take at that stop light.
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ethereal_reality Mar 19, 2013 7:56 PM

The La Marquise Apartments 535 S. Gramercy Place between 5th and 6th streets.

http://imageshack.us/a/img189/6794/a...apartments.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilshir...r,_Los_Angeles




Designed by architect Paul Kingsbury, built 1930/31

http://imageshack.us/a/img203/750/aa...535sgramer.jpg
google street view





a nice close-up view of the entrance to the La Marquise.

http://imageshack.us/a/img546/5210/a...aptentranc.jpg
gsv

BifRayRock Mar 19, 2013 9:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 5986835)

http://www.kcet.org/updaily/socal_fo...8-d3e12667.jpg
Werner von Boltenstern Postcard Collection, Department of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Marymount University Library

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4098/4...6d8618c2_z.jpg
jasperdo/flickr

(Still having fun playing 'Spot the Difference' with these cards, but I guess the main one is the NE corner building.)





Looking for the Western Auto Supply and Bob's Air Mail, both of which are hiding in these photos. Apparently all oil derricks are hiding too. Large images offer plenty to look at. :coolugh: :coolugh: :coolugh:


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8021/7...39844318_o.jpghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_...5866/lightbox/

K - RESS
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7250/7...328c4e61_o.jpghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_...5866/lightbox/

ethereal_reality Mar 19, 2013 9:20 PM

http://imageshack.us/a/img824/5425/a...liner1list.jpg
http://cityplanning.lacity.org/meeti...filename=23857




The beautiful Statton Residence at 1415 S. Gramercy Place.

http://imageshack.us/a/img132/2464/a...sneighbor1.jpg
google street view





Next door is the amazing Cline Residence.

http://imageshack.us/a/img801/3371/a...sidence140.jpg
http://historian4hire.com/cline.html

Also known as the Freeman Residence
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=9057



aerial showing the two houses
http://imageshack.us/a/img163/2430/a...sneighbora.jpg
google

ethereal_reality Mar 19, 2013 9:52 PM

A spectacular view of the Hollywood Freeway under construction 1952 or 1953.

http://imageshack.us/a/img850/6792/1...nstruction.jpg
old cd of mine/ebay I believe

Notice the red car crossing Temple Street. It's traveling south between the two Hill Street tunnels.
(tunnel#1 lower left corner, tunnel#2 behind the apartment building)

Can anyone name the various apartment buildings? -just wondering :)
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BifRayRock Mar 19, 2013 10:20 PM



:hi: :previous:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7117/7...41f5f3e7_o.jpghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_...5866/lightbox/

ethereal_reality Mar 19, 2013 10:50 PM

Tragic noir. March 17, 1945.

http://imageshack.us/a/img801/5750/a...vivianrile.jpg
http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/lapd-archive

The text mentions a 'nearby hotel'....I wonder which hotel exactly?
Has anyone heard of this murder before?
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MichaelRyerson Mar 19, 2013 11:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6058540)
A spectacular view of the Hollywood Freeway under construction 1952 or 1953.

http://imageshack.us/a/img850/6792/1...nstruction.jpg
old cd of mine/ebay I believe

Notice the red car crossing Temple Street. It's traveling south between the two Hill Street tunnels.
(tunnel#1 lower left corner, tunnel#2 behind the apartment building)

Can anyone name the various apartment buildings? -just wondering :)
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Great picture! I think '53 is too late. May even be '51. As for apartment building names, my favorite is right there in the bottom/center cut in half by the bottom of the image, the Temp-Hill Apartments.

GaylordWilshire Mar 19, 2013 11:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6058659)
Tragic noir. March 17, 1945.

http://imageshack.us/a/img801/5750/a...vivianrile.jpg
http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/lapd-archive

The text mentions a 'nearby hotel'....I wonder which hotel exactly?
Has anyone heard of this murder before?
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http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/9877/loveracompl.jpgLAT[/IMG]

Spangler was indicted five days later, and by June 2 was convicted and sentenced to five years to life in San Quentin.


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