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ethereal_reality Apr 16, 2022 3:55 PM

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Does anyone know if there was a photo arcade in Union Station one of the train stations back in 1918?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/FPnu9c.jpg
Currently on eBay


Perhaps in the Arcade Depot? ;)


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ethereal_reality Apr 17, 2022 12:25 AM

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Here's an original photograph with plenty of information.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/hcMgoL.jpg
Found on eBay a few months back & I never got around to posting it.



Donald....1907....L.A.

About 39th & Central Ave. (or is it 34th?)





There's also information written on the back.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/a2y1Se.jpg

Donald McDonald (could this be Ronald's dad?)

Los Angeles City Fire Depart.

Stationed at 35th and Central.

note the :previous: discrepancy.







Here are a couple of things of interest.




There's an early street sign showing Central Ave.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/LMQIs6.jpg
detail






There's also an intriguing political sign on the side of the building on the right.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/BjP5WM.jpg
detail


________prohibit visitors to Los Angeles?


Does anyone understand what this means? :shrug:




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Lorendoc Apr 17, 2022 5:09 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9600567)
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________prohibit visitors to Los Angeles?


Does anyone understand what this means? :shrug:

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I think there might be an error on the date.

The big election issue of 1907 was the $23,000,000 bond ($700,000,000 in today's dollars) measure for the Owens Valley Aqueduct, which carried by 21,000 votes of 23,000 cast. It's hard to see how a "yes" vote on this would negatively affect tourism to Los Angeles.

The California SOS office reports the Taxpayer's League of California was incorporated in 1916. Perusing contemporary newspapers reveals the Taxpayer's League was an instrument of the liquor interests. On November 7, 1916, Proposition 1 (prohibits possession, manufacture, sale of alcoholic beverages) was defeated by a 55%-45% margin. This would likely explain the Taxpayer's League's opposition, because who in their right mind would come to Los Angeles without being able to get plastered?

P.S. Engine Company 14 was (and is!) at 3401 S. Central.

ethereal_reality Apr 18, 2022 4:37 PM

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Thanks for information Lorendoc. That's all news to me.





By happenstance I happened upon a rare view of the interior of the Lookout Mountain Inn. Unless I'm mistaken, the inn was located in Lorendoc's neighborhood.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/45NCJL.jpg
Currently on eBay


The hanging light fixtures appear to hold candles. ... Does anyone know if the Lookout Mountain Inn had electricity before it burnt down in. .um. .?





The seller also includes this photograph in the same deal.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/T8nqeu.jpg

I don't see any wires running to the roof.
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ethereal_reality Apr 18, 2022 4:54 PM

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We've covered the Lookout Mountain Inn many times on NLA but I believe this RPPC might be new to us.


Here's Lookout Mountain BEFORE the inn was built.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/fqwSU3.jpg
sdsu

Pretty amazing.


"Maria & D. walked up this road." is written on the reverse.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/fw0rqI.jpg



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ethereal_reality Apr 18, 2022 5:10 PM

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This snapshot on eBay is interesting as well.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/jnzztP.jpg
eBay




Here's a closer look at the political banner. ..I can make it all out except for the last name.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/t3oE3B.jpg

Does anyone know when Coolidge visited Los Angeles?






This is the intriguing part. (other than the banner)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/6ssNgo.jpg

but the building is a church, right? :shrug:




for search purposes:....coolidge....dawes
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Martin Pal Apr 18, 2022 6:03 PM

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The third name on the banner: John Donnan Fredericks

https://historycms2.house.gov/upload...11_08_0045.jpg

Before his two terms in the House, John Fredericks was Los Angeles district attorney from 1903 to 1915. Elected to Congress in 1923, Fredericks spent much of his congressional career advocating for California, securing federal funds for improvements to Los Angeles Harbor and for the construction of a military hospital. He returned to the legal profession after leaving Congress in 1927. LINK.
This LINK indicates he represented the 10th District.

The banner doesn't indicate that Coolidge actually came to Los Angeles. The only reference I could find to Coolidge visiting was when he came in 1930, after he was President: Even the outwardly dour but really very witty Calvin Coolidge was a big fan of the movies and had to see Hollywood for himself on a western visit in 1930, taking in Warner Bros., United Artists, Fox Studios and MGM all in one whirlwind day. LINK

Find out which sitting President first visited Los Angeles: Any guesses first?

Presidential Visits: Days to Remember
by Richard Simon
TIMES STAFF WRITER
LINK

ethereal_reality Apr 18, 2022 6:25 PM

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This is a day late but I couldn't resist.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/zxP8Pk.jpg
eBay


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Murphy de la Sucre Apr 19, 2022 2:06 AM

the Hangman's Tree with warm beer, good old times always refreshing my mundane mind.

Lorendoc Apr 19, 2022 2:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 9601366)
:previous:
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The third name on the banner: John Donnan Fredericks

https://historycms2.house.gov/upload...11_08_0045.jpg

Before his two terms in the House, John Fredericks was Los Angeles district attorney from 1903 to 1915. Elected to Congress in 1923, Fredericks spent much of his congressional career advocating for California, securing federal funds for improvements to Los Angeles Harbor and for the construction of a military hospital. He returned to the legal profession after leaving Congress in 1927. LINK.
This LINK indicates he represented the 10th District.

The banner doesn't indicate that Coolidge actually came to Los Angeles. The only reference I could find to Coolidge visiting was when he came in 1930, after he was President: Even the outwardly dour but really very witty Calvin Coolidge was a big fan of the movies and had to see Hollywood for himself on a western visit in 1930, taking in Warner Bros., United Artists, Fox Studios and MGM all in one whirlwind day. LINK

Find out which sitting President first visited Los Angeles: Any guesses first?

Presidential Visits: Days to Remember
by Richard Simon
TIMES STAFF WRITER
LINK

I'm gonna guess James A. Garfield? [EDIT: close, but WRONG]

Here's a shapemap from the University of Richmond showing Fredericks' congressional district.

https://i.imgur.com/iuesbac.jpg
https://dsl.richmond.edu/panorama/co...&show=strength


As you can see, his district ran from Malibu east to West LA, Beverly Hills, Hollywood and south through Culver City to the South Bay cities to Palos Verdes, excluding Long Beach but including Catalina and San Clemente islands, and Wilmington and the LA harbor. So the banner probably was somewhere there :shrug:

Lorendoc Apr 19, 2022 3:00 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9601318)
.:previous:
We've covered the Lookout Mountain Inn many times on NLA but I believe this RPPC might be new to us.


Here's Lookout Mountain BEFORE the inn was built.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/fqwSU3.jpg
sdsu

Pretty amazing


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Thanks for posting the RPPC, e_r. I'm pretty sure we saw it before, because I bought it on eBay after I saw it here c. 2013.

The view is taken from the site of the Lookout Mountain Inn looking SE. The fire that consumed the Inn was in 1918. The photo shows evidence of burnt vegetation. My house was built 40 years later, near the center of the photograph.

sadykadie2 Apr 19, 2022 4:43 AM

Insulators
 
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9599510)
:previous:

Thanks, HossC and odinthor!



July 24, 1915

Very cool. :)




Just for fun here's a closer look at the men in the Ford & Stout photograph.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/H0gmdE.jpg

I can't decide if the thingies above and to the left of the wagon driver are electrical wires with insulators or ropes with knots.






and here's the other driver.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/P6UXoz.jpg

I have no idea what the horses are pulling.....It looks like a little sled.




P.S. I just looked at the complete Ford & Stout photograph again and the "thingies" are electric wires with insulators. If you look closely they're attached to the utility pole.
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I can confirm those are insulators. My husband works for the water and power in Glendale and he seconded that

James Moore Apr 19, 2022 10:48 PM

WindCliff Manor & MPA - Jim Moore
 
Jim Moore is my uncle. Windcliff Manor was on the cover of Architectural Digest in the early 70's. I visited the office and stayed at the home a few times when I was a kid. It was an amazing very rustic/chic.

The office was also pretty amazing. The MPA office chef was the owner/builder of the Pyramid House. Her husband was an engineer but for music. They built the house themselves and were in the process when I was there. The fruit trees were just planted and they were the first vegans I ever met. They live trapped mice and took them down the hill. :) The sundial on the floor blew our minds. They were still working it out when I was there. I can't remember his name but he was involved in the recording of Kenny Loggins records. Kenny also lived in that neighborhood. The chef was also tasked with watching me while my uncle was at work. We went to Kenny's house to water his plants. I remember little bits of information but it was a long time ago. I remember the Kenny Loggins stuff because he had the hit at the time from the "CaddyShack" soundtrack. I couldn't wait to tell my friends I peed in Kenny Loggin's bathroom.

I will ask my uncle about the little road and see if he can remember.


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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7564716)
re: I've been snooping around the property.


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:previous: Hoss, I believe there might have been an additional building(s) up this small road. (shown below, red arrow at right)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/reA1r4.png

It's about the width of a single lane road and the edges are smooth so it isn't a run-off channel or anything natural like that.



I've circled where the small path/road ends.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/ijkv0q.jpg
google_aerial



Here's a close-up. You can see at least one good sized foundation and another one that's half-hidden beneath a tree.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/vJjwun.jpg
detail / google_aerial. NORTH is at left.

The other two prominent shapes look like solar panels to me.............................:previous:.



Then I thought, maybe this isn't on the same property as the Medical Planning Assoc; so I checked.

Yep, it's all one BIG property (outlined in blue below)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/8oKQzi.jpg

Malibu property boundaries here:
http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale...44_rect/17_zm/


I realize it's no big deal, but it was fun exploring.

I don't think we'll ever know what used to be at the end of that lane.

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ethereal_reality Apr 19, 2022 11:09 PM

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Wow! Thanks for sharing your memories, James Moore. :)

I'd sure like to see the issue of Architectural Digest with Windcliff Manor on the cover. I tried to find it online but failed. (I didn't try very hard/I ran out of time)
I believe one has to have a subscription to AD and then I don't know if their digital archives go back that far.

Have a great day!

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ethereal_reality Apr 19, 2022 11:44 PM

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Coolidge banner
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/t3oE3B.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 9601366)

The third name on the banner: John Donnan Fredericks. :previous:

The banner doesn't indicate that Coolidge actually came to Los Angeles. The only reference I could find to Coolidge visiting was when he came in 1930, after he was President:

Thanks for your help, Martin pal.


You mentioned Calvin Coolidge in Hollywood. Here's a photograph from his trip in early 1930. (the studio is unnamed)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/s61sbo.jpg
Indiana State Library

I believe that's William Hays (of the Hays Code :() with the dark hair chasing after Coolidge.




And I'm pretty sure this is Mary Pickford.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/7XhhPt.jpg
detail



. .from the reverse.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/E5nxhv.jpg.....

Hays, Will Collection.....Calvin Coolidge and Party.....2-21-1930


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Mackerm Apr 20, 2022 1:44 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9601331)
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This snapshot on eBay is interesting as well.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/jnzztP.jpg
eBay

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but the building is a church, right? :shrug:


for search purposes:....coolidge....dawes
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Wilshire Presbyterian Church, 3rd and Western.

mrfredmertz Apr 21, 2022 1:48 AM

Isn't that Doug Fairbanks, second from the right?

ethereal_reality Apr 21, 2022 4:42 AM

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:previous: mmrfredmertz

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

I don't think so.





I am curious about the young lad behind his right shoulder.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/hTyobC.jpg

I thought it might be Dickie Moore but he was only five years old in 1930.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/3...923/XF2rdV.jpg
Dickie Moore

It sure looks like him.

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ethereal_reality Apr 21, 2022 5:13 AM

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There's a photo album with 350 'one of a kind' snapshots currently for sale on eBay.

Included in the albums are various photographs of film sets in the 1920s.


I'll start with this intriguing film set of a great looking Chinatown. (or should I say Chinese city)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/jc4ixJ.jpg
eBay

Does it look familiar to anyone?




It's featured on the album page below.


#1
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/924/Dcmyse.jpg
eBay












#2
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/H19aRK.jpg
eBay

:previous: Upper left might be the set from The Thief of Bagdad. (1924)










#3
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/8OnYAo.jpg
eBay

There's that China town again . . . .









#4
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/924/3cORLh.jpg
eBay

mrfredmertz. . . .speaking of Douglas Fairbanks, I remember him jumping from urn to urn in The Thief of Bagdad (1924) -bottom right . those urns . .:previous:










Next, we have. . um. . .Inceville?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/oTWByo.jpg
eBay

Wow!.....You gotta' love that.


It's great that the sellers decided to sell the album with all the photographs intact. If no one buys the album I imagine they will probably separate the photographs and sell them individually. No!

Any bidders? ......LINK



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Mackerm Apr 21, 2022 8:52 PM

:previous::previous:
The description mentioned an aerial view of the Universal Studios backlot, so...

https://i.postimg.cc/7hrFJ6qY/univer...-history-2.jpg

JustFunFacts


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