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Martin Pal Feb 5, 2022 7:57 PM

E_R, Allison Martino must've been viewing NLA, as on Feb. 3 she posted that photo of Jack's at Sunset and Horn, you recently posted here, on her VLA (Vintage Los Angeles) Twitter account.
https://twitter.com/alisonmartino/st...53076845899779

So, I'll post this photo from her Twitter account that she recently posted:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FBSbgQ7VEAQr3RH.jpg

Although she has it written as "Gardner" the title should be: James Garner signing autographs.

We can see the Bamboo Terrace restaurant in the photo. A person posted/tweeted this GSV link to where this location was/is, approx. 1318 Hollywood Way.
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.1737693,-118.3494003,3a,60y,359.52h,95.64t/data

I believe, HossC, you've posted some screencaps from Rockford Files episodes. Someone in the comments posted: "Battle of Canoga Park, Season 4 Episode 3."
And on IMDB under filming locations for this episode is this information:
1324 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank, California, USA
(Motorcycle dealership - then Burbank Kawasaki)

ethereal_reality Feb 5, 2022 8:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 9522488)

Congratulations on your new book, odinthor! ..:fireworks:

Amazon





Snix, I tried to find a photograph of Smith's Wood Bar-B-Q when it looked like a fur trader's fort, complete with stockade, but I didn't have any luck.

like this
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/ww1Scn.jpg
Snix

Judging by the roof, I'd say the house that is there now was the 'stockade'...Check it out Here.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/KTpdLB.jpg








Godzilla, I just noticed that you found the rppc I was looking for of the airplane flying over City Hall. Thanks.

Look at all the. .um. .stuff on the roof of the Hall of Justice!..It looks like a little city.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/9RLLZQ.jpg
detail

Are those cells up there?


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StreetView Feb 5, 2022 11:32 PM

Golden West Broadcasting Tower Site
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9259007)
:previous: Excellent Hoss. (and FlyingWedge)



Let's briefly return to Gene Autry's Golden West Broadcasters' redoubt in La Canada.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/LUhd3g.jpg


This is a very interesting 'before and after', Mackerm.

The building without Golden West Broadcasters' bold colors now looks strickly utilitarian.....It's amazing what a little color can do.

& the supports to carry the weight of, what must be, a large antenna tower barely left enough room to allow the building to stay in place. ( i.e.. not torn down)



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Long time lurker here. Thanks for the amazing site....you guys are amazing with your research and knowledge. The photo is of a transmitter site...not radio or TV studios, which were all located on Sunset at the KTLA location.

I ran across this post and thought I would share a bit about working for Golden West Broadcasting and one night in particular: I was employed at GWB's Seattle radio stations (KPLZ and KVI) during the 80's. As was mentioned in a prior post, singer/actor Gene Autry owned the broadcast chain, and he took great pride in the reputation it had of hiring big personalities and garnering big ratings--it was a top-notch operation, with prominent radio and TV stations primarily on the west coast.

At the time, Gene also owned the California Angels (now the Los Angeles Angels) baseball team, and even though he was getting up there in age, whenever he could he loved to travel with the team on road trips. It was during one summer evening when the Angels traveled to Seattle to play the Mariners that I had a night to remember. The General Manager of our radio stations gave me the honor of joining him and Gene and his wife Jackie in their private box to watch the game in the King Dome. Gene was a wonder; he seemed to know everyone in film and politics. I couldn't help my self and and for several hours peppered him with questions. He loved it, and went on and on relating Hollywood stories and telling jokes---all the while keeping close track of how his beloved Angels were doing during the game. I'll always treasure working for him and that special evening. At the stations we always called him "The Cowboy"....and he was one of a kind.

odinthor Feb 6, 2022 4:28 PM

:previous:

Welcome to the forum, StreetView, and thanks for that great post!

Martin Pal Feb 6, 2022 8:27 PM

I was watching a 1960's program this weekend and they had a montage of signs on the Sunset Strip:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NAV-0w4tvq...0/IMG_0009.jpghttp://1.bp.blogspot.com/-l9vocdkQaS...0/IMG_0010.jpghttp://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Rq1K5CU7YN...0/IMG_0011.jpg

It's Boss and The Scene have been mentioned on NLA, but I don't recall The Strip Combers.

I cannot find any photos of the place as The Strip Combers, but I found the address. A November 11, 1966, LA Free Press map has it located at 8301 Sunset Blvd., which is where The Source restaurant (covered in a few posts on NLA), opened in the late 60's, was located and is now the Cabo Cantina, listed as temporarily closed.

A notation for The Strip Combers reports "The Stripcombers is HAPPENING for black leather jackets and motorcycle boots if that is your bag. Keen fun at 8301 Sunset Blvd. (for pertinent information phone the West Hollywood Sheriff's Station*)." ?

*On the map the Sheriff's Station is also listed, with this notation: "West L.A. Sheriff's Station nestled in the heart of the outskirts of the fringe of where everything is happening, this moral arsenal provides shelter and sanctuary for that proud and magnificent beast we call THE WEST L.A. SHERIFF'S DEPUTY/servant & protector OR, more commonly, THE MAN. See the hapless trustees in their stencilled shirts washing HIS cars. Hear bold Aryan operatives rave about long hair freakos and the last John Birch meeting at 720 N. San Vincente Blvd. (phone . . . only as a last resort if you have long hair or a beard 652-3525)."

I'm also not familiar with Traian Boyer appearing at The Scene. Some photos and a video of him on You Bet Your Life HERE. IMDB says he met singer Nancy Ames in Las Vegas and they were married for 4 years.

KevinW Feb 7, 2022 2:28 AM

MYSTERY LOCATION!

I came across this great Googie restaurant recently that used to exist in my hometown of Westchester. I can see the address is 6821 and in the reflection and far right you can see it's on a fairly large street. Thing is, Westchester has 6800 blocks on both North/South streets and East West Streets.

North/South 6821 only exists on Sepulveda Blvd, basically across from the Howard Hughes Center.

East/West it lines up just west of McConnell but it's all residential now. When I look at historic aerials, there was a whole neighborhood south of 88th st. that was removed.

So was it there? Or on Sepulveda? Or even Centinela, where it would be right around the Clippers headquarters, East of Jefferson? Does anyone remember this place?

https://www.metalocus.es/sites/defau...?itok=BLCcr985

odinthor Feb 7, 2022 5:02 AM

:previous:

The time is 12:20, and the way the shadows appear make me think that the restaurant is on a north/south street (at least, the front door appears to open onto a north/south street), and that the photographer is facing north-ish.

Is that an oil derrick on a hill in the distance at right?

Noir_Noir Feb 7, 2022 8:41 AM

:previous:


The Clock Coffee Shop was at 6821 La Tijera Blvd.


https://i.imgur.com/MvTaxrA.jpg
Archive.org - Orange Roofs, Golden Arches by Philip Langdon



"Clock Coffee Shop, Glo-Dial Perspective View, Westchester, Architects Arm├ęt & Davis 1947"

https://i.imgur.com/rKlyLhx.jpg
edwardcella.com



Center here in an aerial from 1960.

https://i.imgur.com/SctzUAh.jpg
mil.library.ucsb.edu

GaylordWilshire Feb 7, 2022 12:47 PM

Have we seen this? Looking east in a westbound car on Sunset, from about Ivar west to a block or so east of La Cienega.... Smoggy day in late '51 or early '52

https://archive.org/details/ia-35000...rs-6-n-001-0-0


https://i.postimg.cc/DZ8hvvBs/sunset-bmp.jpg

Martin Pal Feb 7, 2022 6:21 PM

:previous:

I haven't seen that before! Lots of locations to spot if one knows where to look. I wish it had gone all the way down the strip to Doheny!

I enjoyed seeing the tracks crossing Sunset Blvd. at Gardner Junction. Wish a PE car had been going by when they were filming. The Oriental Theater on Sunset Blvd. was playing Singin' in the Rain (released in April, 1952) and the baseball film The Pride of St. Louis (released in May, 1952). You'll see Schwab's and Googies. Unfortunately, the car turns at a curve in the road after Crescent Heights and we don't see The Garden of Allah. Near the end a nice shot of Ciro's and the Sunset Tower together. Appearing this day at Ciro's was Samia Gamal (wiki says she's an Egyptian belly dancer and film actress) and the Step Brothers aka The Four Step Brothers, a tap dancing act. (They have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.) That's about where the film ends. Lots of other locations one might recognize.

Thanks, GW.

Martin Pal Feb 7, 2022 7:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KevinW (Post 9527345)
https://www.metalocus.es/sites/defau...?itok=BLCcr985
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Kevin W, thanks for bringing this to our attention. Love it! And thanks for the further info about it Noir Noir! Shame it was only around about a decade. Wonder why?

"It was dull to work with squares." LOL!

KevinW Feb 7, 2022 9:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Noir_Noir (Post 9527497)
:previous:


The Clock Coffee Shop was at 6821 La Tijera Blvd.

Center here in an aerial from 1960.

https://i.imgur.com/SctzUAh.jpg
mil.library.ucsb.edu

Wow. That's crazy. When I look at historic aerials from 1953, it's there then nine years later, it's been torn down but just one block up the street, Pann's is built. Imagine two amazing Googie restaurants a block apart...

Godzilla Feb 8, 2022 2:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 9527526)
Have we seen this? Looking east in a westbound car on Sunset, from about Ivar west to a block or so east of La Cienega.... Smoggy day in late '51 or early '52

https://archive.org/details/ia-35000...rs-6-n-001-0-0


https://i.postimg.cc/DZ8hvvBs/sunset-bmp.jpg






https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/Ld6Bfl.jpghttps://skyscraperpage.com/forum/sho...ostcount=54504


Schonlaw Chevrolet
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/f1/cb...d1820eed20.jpghttps://i.pinimg.com/originals/f1/cb...d1820eed20.jpg


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.cor...98a971a1c.jpeghttps://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.cor...98a971a1c.jpeg

sopas ej Feb 8, 2022 5:17 AM

Last year I bought a book which I don't doubt some of you might already have, called "Bunker Noir! True Crime on Los Angeles's Bunker Hill!" as told by Nathan Marsak.

I went to the LA Central Library two weekends ago, after not having gone in nearly 2 years because of the pandemic. Anyway, while I was there, I was reminded of a little blurb I read in that book, how, back in 1982, a 53 year-old children's librarian named Yeiko Nakashima, who worked out of the Wilshire branch, was visiting the Central Library to conduct the children's reading group. The small parking lot next to the Central Library at the time was for downtown library personnel only. So, she parked three blocks north in the 7-story parking garage at the northwest corner of 4th and Olive, a garage that was built in 1923. While there, she was dragged to the little-used top floor, raped, and fatally stabbed. The incident outraged the library union, demanding closer parking to the library and better security. Her murder remains unsolved. The garage itself was demolished in 1989, and is now the site of Two California Plaza.

Here are two pictures I grabbed from the LAPL website.

This one was taken in 1966. The parking garage where the murder took place is on the left. it just looks creepy, all old, the parking floors enclosed by windows. I can imagine it being really dim inside.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...a6dd2da5_b.jpg
LAPL

The caption to this picture says it was taken in 1982, the year of the murder, but the image looks more like the early or mid-1970s, going by the cars, and the totally empty-looking state of Bunker Hill. You can see the parking garage in the middle-right of the photo. It just looks like a place where an unsolved murder would occur. Gives me the creeps.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...2c67ebaf_b.jpg
LAPL

Bristolian Feb 8, 2022 7:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 9526279)
E_R, Allison Martino must've been viewing NLA, as on Feb. 3 she posted that photo of Jack's at Sunset and Horn, you recently posted here, on her VLA (Vintage Los Angeles) Twitter account.
https://twitter.com/alisonmartino/st...53076845899779

So, I'll post this photo from her Twitter account that she recently posted:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FBSbgQ7VEAQr3RH.jpg

Although she has it written as "Gardner" the title should be: James Garner signing autographs.

We can see the Bamboo Terrace restaurant in the photo. A person posted/tweeted this GSV link to where this location was/is, approx. 1318 Hollywood Way.
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.1737693,-118.3494003,3a,60y,359.52h,95.64t/data

I believe, HossC, you've posted some screencaps from Rockford Files episodes. Someone in the comments posted: "Battle of Canoga Park, Season 4 Episode 3."
And on IMDB under filming locations for this episode is this information:
1324 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank, California, USA
(Motorcycle dealership - then Burbank Kawasaki)

Martin, I have posted some Rockford Files stuff before, probably because in my humble opinion, it might be the best TV show of all time.
The Twitter commenter was right on about the episode. That's pretty impressive getting it from just this photo.

Here's the dealership, through the windshield of Jim's Firebird

https://i.imgur.com/VUaFXrs.jpg?2

Jim walking in later, not in the clothes he's wearing in the original photo

https://i.imgur.com/Wlj28rt.jpg?1

And a later scene where Jim is wearing the brown ensemble

https://i.imgur.com/41aE2NB.jpg?2

Of course I had to watch the episode again and yes, it was good.

Snix Feb 8, 2022 5:33 PM

I watched "The Boy with Green Hair" (1948) for the first time and spotted the Magic Castle (Lane house, 1909) among other L.A. homes. I'm embarrassed for not recognizing the Modern one, but here are some for your enjoyment.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...hairposter.jpg wiki
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...f4b4a509_b.jpg
Aunt Lillian's house
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...703c3134_b.jpg
Cousin Clark and Cousin Isabel
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...d0b9518b_b.jpg
Aunt Mary
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...11280693_b.jpg
Aunt Phoebe and aunt Gertrude
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...feb5bd4d_b.jpg
Aunt Ellen
IMDB lists the McKinley Boys' home in Sherman Oaks as a filming location. I figured it was this building, the school in the movie.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...394aa89f_b.jpg
The blog "Here in Van Nuys" has several photos of the campus and none seem to match this building.
https://hereinvannuys.files.wordpres...2/00064923.jpg
(Here in Van Nuys)
https://hereinvannuys.com/2018/02/23...erman-oaks-ca/
"The Boy with Green Hair" (1948)
https://flixhouse.com/video/733/the-boy-with-green-hair

Martin Pal Feb 8, 2022 8:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bristolian (Post 9528593)
Martin, I have posted some Rockford Files stuff before, probably because in my humble opinion, it might be the best TV show of all time.
The Twitter commenter was right on about the episode. That's pretty impressive getting it from just this photo.
_________________________________________________________________

Bristolian, thanks for those additional photos and information! (Looks like it was a very hot day for filming out there in the valley!)

Bristolian Feb 9, 2022 4:34 PM

:previous:

Smoggy too!

CaliNative Feb 10, 2022 11:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 9529291)
Bristolian, thanks for those additional photos and information! (Looks like it was a very hot day for filming out there in the valley!)

Yes, hot, smoggy. From the small shadows below Garner and the girl fans, sun high overhead, probably near noon on a mid summer day. Burbank gets very hot. Often smoggy back then too. I went to high school in the 1960s in the east Valley. The smog was so bad on some days in September and October you could barely see the Verdugo Mountains through the haze a few miles away. Not nearly so bad today. Progress. Catalytic converters. Now thieves are stealing them....Grrrr :wiseman:

Martin Pal Feb 10, 2022 7:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CaliNative (Post 9531574)
Catalytic converters. Now thieves are stealing them....Grrrr :wiseman:
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You're right! I heard about that on the news, this week I believe! A rash of them. This is a case for Jim Rockford.


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