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ethereal_reality Dec 12, 2016 5:59 AM

Mike Lyman's 'Flight Deck' is no stranger to NLA; here are three slides we haven't seen.



An attractive group of people having lunch (or just drinks?) on a beautiful day at LAX.

#1
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/jFYI5Q.jpg
ebay

:previous: I can't tell if the two men in uniform are airline pilots or serving in the military.




#2
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/6ad79Y.jpg
eBay




below: The view across the tarmac from the deck.

#3
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/kagjIB.jpg
eBay





Details: to see all the details :)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/fW9dON.jpg

The man in the plaid shirt might have airline tickets in his chest pocket :previous:

Ok, I have just decided the men in uniform are in the military....I see stripes on the man at the next table.
And someone's injured......there are crutches leaning against the glass.



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/bdC8WP.jpg



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/lNFb5I.jpg


Here's an older post that shows the 'Flight Deck' at night...among others.
http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=24183

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BillinGlendaleCA Dec 12, 2016 8:41 AM

Navy officers, I believe, by the pin on the visible hat. Looks exactly like my dad's from his Navy days.

oldstuff Dec 12, 2016 3:32 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7645882)
I stand corrected MR. I didn't realize he was rescuing a dog.
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I wrongly assumed the mammoth 'sculptures' at the La Brea Tar Pits were pretty much immobile and secured to the bottom of the tar pit.

Not true, this one started to float away!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/923/VsXfhw.jpg
http://www.tarpits.org/blog

"Rescuing the floating lake pit mammoth. It had drifted south from a broken anchor and ended up mired in sediment by the sidewalk bridge.
First, the 'wranglers' had to unstick the mammoth by pulling on it with a rope and nudging it with a pole. The mammoth was then dragged
to its normal area with the rope tied off to a stake to wait for its re-chaining."
-January 28, 2013







Installation of the mammoth sculpture in June of 1968.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/MN5E1f.jpg
http://www.pacificstandardtimepresen...nsiders-lacma/







http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/0t0eiB.jpg
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/500744052291917509/


I wasn't able to find out how deep the main tar pit 'lake' is. (still searching for an answer)
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My former boss, a lawyer, had an office which faced Wilshire directly across the street from the Tar Pits. He drank in those days and was sitting in his office when a Mammoth flew by his window. Quite startled, and not having a drink that day, he thought he was seeing things, but it turned out that he was just watching the installation of the mammoths across the street.

ethereal_reality Dec 12, 2016 5:46 PM

:previous: Funny story oldstuff. Thanks for sharing.




Shriners in Los Angeles, 1950!!

Take a look at these fascinating slides of the Shriners parade (one of three parades) as it passes the enormous "Arabian Bazaar" set up in Pershing Square.


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/OWBjlv.jpg
http://gorillasdontblog.blogspot.com...eles-1950.html





Oh, how I would like to go back in time.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/k3iS6x.jpg
http://gorillasdontblog.blogspot.com...eles-1950.html

Everything seems so festive and promising-






Last but not least, here's an astonishing look at the Arabian Bazaar, an seen from a guest room at the Biltmore Hotel!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/Qr0YBE.jpg
http://www.charlesphoenix.com/









Here's a closer look so you can read the assortment of signs.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/haR4Nc.jpg
detail




there's a second entrance on the right------> (and someone's selling lipstick and perfume)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/DqpyRE.jpg
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I just noticed the cream colored car has a fez on the door.

....and the policeman wants the car moved (?)




SPECIAL THANKS to "Gorillas don't blog", and "Charles Phoenix".

Beaudry Dec 12, 2016 8:18 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7648968)
:previous:



Shriners in Los Angeles, 1950!!

Take a look at these fascinating slides of the Shriners parade (one of three parades) as it passes the enormous "Arabian Bazaar" set up in Pershing Square.


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/OWBjlv.jpg
http://gorillasdontblog.blogspot.com...eles-1950.html

Great photos, amazing. 1950 was an important date in LA Shriner history esp because Harold Lloyd was the Imperial Potentate of the Shrine, i.e., the Big Cheese (or Grand Poobah, if you will) of the entire American group.

First off, let me spell out what the Shrine is—a guy becomes a Master Mason, that is, gets his three degrees in what's known as his Blue Lodge, and then, he can spend his time there, helping conduct the Lodge's business, helping confer degrees, etc. Also, there are appendant bodies in Masonry; the Scottish Rite is generally considered the "College of Masonry," the York Rite the "Church of Masonry," and the Shrine the "Social Club of Masonry." But just because the Shrine has drinking and little cars (famously so) doesn't mean they're not an immensely serious and influential philanthropic organization.

Aaaaanyway, Lloyd became Potentate of the Al Malaikah Shrine in 1939 and was eventually raised to Imperial Potentate in the summer of '49.

Read all about it here.

It made the cover of Time:
http://img.timeinc.net/time/magazine...490725_400.jpgtime

Here he is at the Al Malaikah with fellow Nobles Roy Rogers, Red Skelton and Dick Powell:
http://www.phoenixmasonry.org/masoni...ld_lloyd_2.jpgpm

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/622/31...176a0f38_o.pngebay

HossC Dec 12, 2016 8:25 PM

It's seems that mystery locations from Julius Shulman are occurring more often these days. This one is "Job 4395: Calvin C. Straub, Crippled Children School (Pasadena, Calif.), 1968".

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original

It's a shame I can't read the writing by the entrance in te picture above. This is the only other shot of the exterior.

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

The interior is more spacious than I was expecting.

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

I'll finish with the only color shot in the set.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4.jpg~original

All from Getty Research Institute

Does anyone know if the school building is still standing?

AlvaroLegido Dec 12, 2016 9:03 PM

Olive
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7648968)
Shriners in Los Angeles, 1950!!
Take a look at these fascinating slides of the Shriners parade (one of three parades) as it passes the enormous "Arabian Bazaar" set up in Pershing Square.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/OWBjlv.jpg
http://gorillasdontblog.blogspot.com...eles-1950.html

It's the first time - I guess - that we see Olive Street THAT front from the sidewalk of the Biltmore.
Is the slope so much impressive today ? I don't know if this stretch has been graded.

ethereal_reality Dec 12, 2016 9:10 PM

:previous: Alvaro, I noticed how prominent the Olive St. hill looks too.

If you only looked at that small corner of the slide you'd think you were in San Francisco.

Beaudry Dec 12, 2016 9:42 PM

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Originally Posted by AlvaroLegido (Post 7649246)
It's the first time - I guess - that we see Olive Street THAT front from the sidewalk of the Biltmore.
Is the slope so much impressive today ? I don't know if this stretch has been graded.

Oooh yeah, Olive ran up as a hill almost to the corner of Third; in the late-60s when they were regrading like crazy Olive's steepness was reduced from Fourth, and then flattens out about midway between Fourth and Third. Consider: Angels Flight used to run up to the top of the hill at Olive and Third. It's still the same track-length, now that it's been returned—and it has to run to the top of this purple skybridge, so, that's how high, therefore, the hill used to be:

https://c6.staticflickr.com/1/407/31...d805df4d_b.jpg

CityBoyDoug Dec 12, 2016 9:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7648968)
:previous: Funny story oldstuff. Thanks for sharing.




Shriners in Los Angeles, 1950!!

Take a look at these fascinating slides of the Shriners parade (one of three parades) as it passes the enormous "Arabian Bazaar" set up in Pershing Square.


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/OWBjlv.jpg
http://gorillasdontblog.blogspot.com...eles-1950.html

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The main charity work of the Shriners is their Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. They treat about 100,000 children per year.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psdgtsot45.jpg
Shriner's Hosp.

mdiederi Dec 12, 2016 9:56 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7648571)
Is that a giant Rooster Head in the basket the youthful putti is hoisting up.

No.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AV8KHDY3aM...00/photo_2.JPG

ethereal_reality Dec 12, 2016 10:12 PM

Is anyone else having problems with Skyscraperpage today?

http://imageshack.com/a/img921/9027/gyLBne.gif

I'm wondering if it's my computer.

Thanks

ethereal_reality Dec 12, 2016 10:57 PM

It appears my computer 'glitches' have subsided.



Did you all happen to notice the cable car being towed in the 1950 Shriners Parade slide-

Well here's a better look........as it travels past the J.J. Newberry Co. Store.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/Oc6Kgm.jpg
http://www.cable-car-guy.com/images/524la1950.jpg

-note the speaker perched on top.... (I just looked at the color slide again...yep, the speaker is visible there too)






J. J. Newberry
Located at 5th and Broadway, Los Angeles, California.
"World's largest variety store, with over 1 mile of counter space."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/PUh6Mo.jpg
Jericl Cat at https://www.flickr.com/photos/79761301@N00/4644698353

Beaudry Dec 13, 2016 12:24 AM

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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7649311)
The main charity work of the Shriners is their Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. They treat about 100,000 children per year.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psdgtsot45.jpg
Shriner's Hosp.

Also, any child unable to pay gets the same care as any other.

They've been in that facility at 4th & Virgil since 1952. I don't think they're going to keep it after their giant, new $80million medical center on Fair Oaks opens next year.

Now, the problem here is that there's nothing noirish about it. In fact, it's just the opposite, a heart-warming tale of helping children!

Soooo, in the interests of maintaining a noir bent, a bit of vaguely Masonic-related murder:

Y'all are, I trust, familiar with the Scottish Rite Temple at 150 N Madison in Pasadena? Opened in 1925:

https://c5.staticflickr.com/1/502/31...40c2b598_b.jpgnewspapers.com

The architect was JJ Blick, best known for his Pasadena homes. He designs the SRT in a proto-Deco, "Monumental" style that evokes in its massing the Temple of Horus (Egyptian is a key stylistic impulse in Masonry, for reasons I won't go into here) but it's also a remarkable Modern building in its construction and design.

https://c8.staticflickr.com/1/409/30...e0af851f_b.jpgumass

Anyway, December of 1933, a ladies-man dentist (in the depths of the Depression, when a vast number of men were out-of-work, being a dentist could really nab you some dames) named Leonard Siever was shot down outside the SRT; the shooting became known as "The Sphinx Murder" in that it happened under the watchful, silent eye of the Sphinx. (The Sphinxes, btw, are not exactly a copy, but definitely a reference to those at the Scottish Rite's House of the Temple [John Russell Pope, 1915] in Washington D.C.)

https://c3.staticflickr.com/1/570/31...c4f650a9_b.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/742/31...2944dcd4_b.jpg

It became a media sensation, and to this day, remains a cold case.

Read all about it here. Also, I recommend a trip on Esotouric's Pasadena tour; it visits this site and so many more.

https://c8.staticflickr.com/1/71/307...3c5f2f6a_b.jpg

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/507/31...49bcb09e_o.png

Of course, Siever was murdered not in front of a sphinx, but in the parking lot alongside the building...not at the back, granted, where he'd parked, but nearer the street...closer, but not exactly in direct sphinx territory...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/1/345/31...bff40e96_b.jpgucla

...but who would let a simple fact like that get in the way of a good story?

(Speaking of stories, the depression was not kind on the Pasadena Scottish Rite, who were scheduled to lose this home to their creditors. A member by the name of Charles Cobb donated enough to save the Pasadena Scottish Rite, in a story that involves a magnificent house, haunted grounds, a cemetery battle, and the Marx Brothers. Google that!)

ethereal_reality Dec 13, 2016 1:02 AM

:previous:
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/s1ncMJ.jpg

J.J. Blick's building has stood the test of time.

Excellent post Beaudry!

ethereal_reality Dec 13, 2016 1:33 AM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7649196)

Does anyone know if the school building is still standing?

Hoss, I've been looking all over Pasadena for the Cripple Children School.

I couldn't even find it in a detailed list of Calvin Straub projects.
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Here's an article about Calvin Straub in the USC Alumni Review, March 1955.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/w9CDia.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co.../232466/rec/51




I really like this living room. It seems very homey.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/n0cgVN.jpg
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I'm not sure if this home is still standing.

I believe he eventually built one of the 'Case Study' houses.

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CityBoyDoug Dec 13, 2016 1:45 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7649337)
Is anyone else having problems with Skyscraperpage today?

http://imageshack.com/a/img921/9027/gyLBne.gif

I'm wondering if it's my computer.

Thanks

No problems today.

ethereal_reality Dec 13, 2016 1:45 AM

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Originally Posted by BillinGlendaleCA (Post 7647397)
Someone mention the Fox Malibu Ranch? When they first opened Malibu Creek State Park, my dad and I hiked there. The M*A*S*H set was still being used for outdoor shots for the TV series. Here are a couple of slide scans from my archives:

The latrines:
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/421/31...ca65c84e_b.jpg2016-12-10-0001-1
by Me(actually my dad, since I'm in the picture), on Flickr

The hospital:
https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5586/3...12a5b87a_b.jpg2016-12-10-0002-1
by Me(actually my dad, since I'm in the picture), on Flickr

It's a real treat to see personal photographs on the thread. Thanks for sharing them Bill.



Here's a video (via a drone) of the M.A.S.H. location set to a beautiful rendition of "Suicide Is Painless."

Video Link



Here's the link to the video if the embed isn't working.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkgdKB9Zc90


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AviationGuy Dec 13, 2016 2:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7648631)
Mike Lyman's 'Flight Deck' is no stranger to NLA; here are three slides we haven't seen.



An attractive group of people having lunch (or just drinks?) on a beautiful day at LAX.

#1
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/jFYI5Q.jpg
ebay

:previous: I can't tell if the two men in uniform are airline pilots or serving in the military.




#2
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/6ad79Y.jpg
eBay




below: The view across the tarmac from the deck.

#3
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/kagjIB.jpg
eBay





Details: to see all the details :)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/fW9dON.jpg

The man in the plaid shirt might have airline tickets in his chest pocket :previous:

Ok, I have just decided the men in uniform are in the military....I see stripes on the man at the next table.
And someone's injured......there are crutches leaning against the glass.



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/bdC8WP.jpg



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/lNFb5I.jpg


Here's an older post that shows the 'Flight Deck' at night...among others.
http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=24183

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The man in the beige uniform looking back at the camera reminds me of Allen Leech from Downton Abbey.

Lorendoc Dec 13, 2016 4:23 AM

Quiz prize reduced to 2-martini lunch at The Palm :{
 
Yes, Martin Pal, the b/w photos were certainly taken several blocks east of the intersection of SMB and San Vicente.

So the question stands: what was the difference discernable between the 1933 and 1950 pictures? Hint: The point I was hoping people might notice has to do with the cars :)

And thanks e_r for the history of the lesbian bar, "The Palms." But the prize will be collected at The Palm (no "s") steakhouse, on SMB west of San Vicente. That's the one with the cartoons of famous customers on the wall:
http://i.imgur.com/5kFcKlO.jpg
http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydis...811-story.html

I ate there (luckily on someone else's dime, it was expensive) several times before it closed in 2014. It must have been discussed here before.

Coincidentally, the first 1933 picture shows the Fearless Camera Co (R G Fear, mgr) at 8572 Santa Monica Boulevard; this address was the same as the demolished lesbian bar. Could it have been the same building?


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