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Martin Pal Feb 13, 2022 10:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bristolian (Post 9535415)
Interestingly, the developers of SoFi Stadium wanted to preserve the history of the infield lake from Hollywood Park - The Track of the Lakes and Flowers and a new lake sits prominently in front of the new stadium.
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And that "new lake" will be used for a rowing event in the Olympics. (I think it's rowing.)

ethereal_reality Feb 13, 2022 11:24 PM

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Mystery location, Los Angeles.

Glass negative, dated 1914.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/4023RY.jpg
eBay

But how do we know this is Los Angeles?




Let's take a closer look at that poster in the window.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/eMyckK.jpg
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THE CALL OF THE WILD Outing & Sportsmen's Event . . .Los Angeles (has anyone heard of this event before?)


But the poster doesn't help us with the location. .um. .where the glass slide was taken.






Then I noticed a possible clue in the distance.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/CCHZlm.jpg
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See the globe streetlight.... (there's also a policeman directing traffic pedestrian crossing the street carrying a newspaper) ?



Then a lightbulb went off!

Let's check out this chart dated 1909.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/qGc3rn.jpg
W&P

Judging by this, I'd say the glass slide from eBay might have been taken on Spring Street.

Whattya think :shrug:


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CaliNative Feb 14, 2022 1:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CaliNative (Post 9535083)
Hope you are right. But if the Bengals find a way to win, I won't be too surprised. Very talented QB. And it is the year of the Tiger in the Chinese calendar. Plus the Bengals fans are long suffering. So I'll predict Bengals 21, Rams 17. I want the Rams to win but might be the year of the Tiger.

Bengals just took the lead. Oh my.

CaliNative Feb 14, 2022 3:00 AM

Rams near goal..

CaliNative Feb 14, 2022 3:00 AM

Rams Win! 23-20! :notacrook:

GaylordWilshire Feb 14, 2022 1:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9535551)
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Mystery location, Los Angeles.

Glass negative, dated 1914.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/4023RY.jpg
eBay

But how do we know this is Los Angeles?


Let's take a closer look at that poster in the window.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/eMyckK.jpg
detail

THE CALL OF THE WILD Outing & Sportsmen's Event . . .Los Angeles (has anyone heard of this event before?)


LA Herald May 16, 1914:
https://i.postimg.cc/4dyyvbMy/nlacallofwild-bmp.jpg


You might be right about it being Spring Street, ER. Among the items in the show window appear to be thermos bottles, so I'm thing sporting goods--per the 1914 CD, A.G. Spalding & Bros was at 435 S Spring and Tufts-Lyon Arms Co was at 428

Flyingwedge Feb 14, 2022 9:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 9535794)


In the upper right corner of the ad we see the Sportsmans Show was managed by Walter Hempel.

A Pasadena resident (and former St. Vincent's College football coach), Hempel was murdered at Lake Tahoe on June 17, 1949:


https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag..._man_FINAL.jpg

June 21, 1949, Hollywood Citizen-News @ Newspapers.com



https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...ty_-_Copy.jpeg

November 3, 1949, Bakersfield Californian @ Newspaperarchive.com


https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...f_2_-_Copy.jpg
https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...f_2_-_Copy.jpg

November 3, 1949, Pasadena Independent @ Newspapers.com


RIP Mr. Hempel :(

Mark James Donnelly was paroled in March 1962 and apparently soon after married Elva L. Donnelly, who worked at a Reno bank;
they divorced in April 1966 (his first wife remarried in 1956). In May 1966 Donnelly married again, to the former Augusta C. Milner.
Mark Donnelly died in Sparks, Nevada, on October 15, 1967.

sopas ej Feb 14, 2022 10:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 9535527)
And that "new lake" will be used for a rowing event in the Olympics. (I think it's rowing.)

Actually, that "lake" will be the archery venue for the 2028 Olympics:
https://urbanize.city/la/sites/urban...?itok=WmqBHw0O
Urbanize Los Angeles

And, with the approval of the World Rowing Federation, the rowing venue was moved from Lake Perris to the Long Beach Marine Stadium, site of the 1932 Olympic rowing events. They just had to agree to shorten the course by 500 meters, or something, and approve that it's a body of water that's affected by tides. The LB Marine Stadium used to be Olympic Standard back in 1932, but subsequent building of the Long Beach Marina and Davies Bridge changed its configuration.

Jerry Jones Feb 15, 2022 9:52 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5535140)
I don't recall seeing this really fun photo before. The Earl Carroll beauties in 1949.

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/3...lgirls1949.jpg
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics33/00036027.jpg

Do you realize how hard it is to look good upside down like that? (for proof...put a mirror on your floor, bend over and look at yourself).

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There not bent over there laying on there backs on a circular disk.

Martin Pal Feb 15, 2022 8:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sopas ej (Post 9536531)
Actually, that [SoFi Stadium] "lake" will be the archery venue for the 2028 Olympics.
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Hey, thanks for the correction!
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Hmmm...a lake and archery. Makes sense. :shrug:

Harrys Feb 15, 2022 10:16 PM

1952
https://blogger.googleusercontent.co...p3Ho4ln=s16000

odinthor Feb 16, 2022 12:16 AM

Speaking of 435 S. Spring (one of the candidates for e_r's mystery photo location) . . .

https://i.postimg.cc/vZ4mP8bx/Haunte...-1894-2-25.jpg
LA Times, 2/25/1894

https://i.postimg.cc/q7dd8pRT/Haunte...r-1894-3-2.jpg
LA Herald, 3/2/1894

https://i.postimg.cc/KcsS0PzQ/Haunted-Swing-Double.jpg
From book Magic Stage Illusions and Scientific Diversions, by Albert A. Hopkins, Munn & Co., New York, 1901, pp. 92-93.

ethereal_reality Feb 16, 2022 3:28 AM

Re: 1914 Glass Mystery location location

Excellent sleuthing GW, FlyingWedge (Walter Hempel murder) and odinthor.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/RdV1HF.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor
:previous: I can't quite figure out the layout of where the two men are standing, unless it's a sort of "inlet" where you'd stand if, say, you had just turned off the sidewalk
and were unlocking the front door of the shop.

I'm glad you said this odinthor. For two days, I've been trying to figure where the men were standing with the photo taken. They look half-inside and half-outside.






Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 9535794)
LA Herald May 16, 1914:
https://i.postimg.cc/4dyyvbMy/nlacallofwild-bmp.jpg

You might be right about it being Spring Street, ER. Among the items in the show window appear to be thermos bottles, so I'm thing sporting goods

--per the 1914 CD, A.G. Spalding & Bros was at 435 S Spring and Tufts-Lyon Arms Co was at 428






Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 9538004)
Speaking of 435 S. Spring (one of the candidates for e_r's mystery photo location)

https://i.postimg.cc/KcsS0PzQ/Haunted-Swing-Double.jpg
From book Magic Stage Illusions and Scientific Diversions, by Albert A. Hopkins, Munn & Co., New York, 1901, pp. 92-93.

...Wow! This literally threw me for a loop.:ahhh: ...

I'm still trying to figure out how it worked. ...Mirrors? :shrug:...Glue?...............


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ethereal_reality Feb 16, 2022 4:16 AM

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What we have so far. . .

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/924/jx7K4A.jpg


The Huntress, Livingston Dr. and 2nd St., Long Beach on Aug. 1, 1949



I think M might be Bruce Cabot.
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Joe Gillis Feb 16, 2022 7:34 AM

Could G be Trevor Howard?

riichkay Feb 16, 2022 8:14 AM

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds

I'll submit it again as a hunch, but perhaps we can provisionally designate "D" as the one and only "Oomph Girl", the always delightful Ann Sheridan.

Noir_Noir Feb 16, 2022 9:59 AM

In the pilot edition of :star:Spot The Stars:star: with your host Ethereal Reality, I'll have a go at

E - Dana Andrews

J - Gene Tierney

M - Buster Crabbe

N - Loretta Young

:shrug:

Bristolian Feb 16, 2022 3:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 9538004)
...
https://i.postimg.cc/KcsS0PzQ/Haunted-Swing-Double.jpg
From book Magic Stage Illusions and Scientific Diversions, by Albert A. Hopkins, Munn & Co., New York, 1901, pp. 92-93.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9538190)
...Wow! This literally threw me for a loop.:ahhh: ...

I'm still trying to figure out how it worked. ...Mirrors? :shrug:...Glue?...............
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There may be some glue involved. I figure that the swing hangs from the pipe fixture and remains relatively stationary and the "room" and pipe fixture rotate, at first back and forth and then transition into full rotation in one direction. Of course everything in the room would have be securely fastened down.
The two elbows of the pipe fixture create an offset, and when rotating would cause slight swinging that the riders would feel in addition to the illusion of the rotating room.
At least that's my theory.

Flyingwedge Feb 16, 2022 8:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe Gillis (Post 9538331)
Could G be Trevor Howard?

Or could G be William Demarest? Is this image the same as photo G?

And could C be Macdonald Carey?

K is tough. My best guess is Ray Milland.

riichkay Feb 17, 2022 12:21 AM

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds


RudyJK is confirmed on "L", it is indeed (a very young) Barbara Stanwyck...

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...720&fit=bounds




As for "N" (2nd photo to the right of Stanwyck) maybe Greer Garson?....

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...720&fit=bounds


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