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ethereal_reality Sep 18, 2012 1:07 AM

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Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 5834150)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8305/7...6e2f9af4_b.jpg
Vice (Morals Charges), 1956

Vice (Morals Charges), 24 September 1956. Melinda Short - 25 years; Kim Evans - 26 years. Arrest on suspicion of whoring at 1700 West Boulevard.

USCdigital archive/Los Angeles Examiner Negatives Collection, 1950-1961


below: Melinda & Kim's 'den of iniquity' at 1700 West Boulevard.

http://imageshack.us/a/img442/4260/a...ewhoring17.jpg
google street view

The arts & craft design is also apparent in the interior (the wooden molding & room divide visible behind our card playing divas....)

If I lived in that house I would want that 1956 black and white photograph framed and hanging in my dining room.
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ethereal_reality Sep 18, 2012 1:22 AM

http://imageshack.us/a/img196/7944/kewteeze1a.jpg
ebay

"Develop these miracle pictures yourself." What the heck does that mean? Is this a prototype for polaroid?


http://imageshack.us/a/img685/4934/kewteeze1.jpg

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ethereal_reality Sep 18, 2012 2:31 AM

http://imageshack.us/a/img138/9374/a...dormaewest.jpg
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/1816...ket-or-are-you



http://imageshack.us/a/img195/8669/l...omoerotic1.jpg
1960s ad/ebay


backdrop: The El Mirador Apartments at Fountain Avenue & Sweetzer.

http://imageshack.us/a/img16/8955/aaelmirador1.jpg
http://eetill.blogspot.com/2008_12_01_archive.html

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Joe Gillis Sep 18, 2012 4:59 AM

http://imageshack.us/a/img443/4959/a...ecords1959.jpg

Was the Hall of Records meant to have an adjoining extension at a later date? a connecting high level bridge perhaps?

Notice in this shot that the facade on the side has a rather plain utilitarian area on it, seems to be lacking any detail, especially in the area with the blocked in windows above the cornice that rings the middle of the building.

The 4 large windows here are at odds to the others on that level, I notice that this is repeated at the other end of the building

Or am I reading too much into it:sly:

ProphetM Sep 18, 2012 5:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Joe Gillis (Post 5835350)
http://imageshack.us/a/img443/4959/a...ecords1959.jpg

Was the Hall of Records meant to have an adjoining extension at a later date? a connecting high level bridge perhaps?

Notice in this shot that the facade on the side has a rather plain utilitarian area on it, seems to be lacking any detail, especially in the area with the blocked in windows above the cornice that rings the middle of the building.

The 4 large windows here are at odds to the others on that level, I notice that this is repeated at the other end of the building

Or am I reading too much into it:sly:

I was going to say that maybe that is where it was connected to the old county courthouse. But then I found this picture of both buildings together, and the section in question is still clearly visible. The spot where they were connected was apparently on the western half of the records building (just out of frame in your pic). So... I dunno!

alanlutz Sep 18, 2012 6:33 AM

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Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 5830174)
Yes! There it is and the story or at least the story up to '74. Makes me nervous to see Frank Shaw in a photograph with anything subsequently missing. Guess he couldn't get this in the trunk of his car. Wonder where the clock is now. Would like to see it remounted in some public place and put back in service as a clock. Thanks Biff.

I think this is the clock you may be looking for. I found one of the remaining faces in the Museum of Natural History in L.A. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8311/7...e69152413d.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8177/7...a8db4c0fa3.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8171/7...bf1968eee7.jpg

alanlutz Sep 18, 2012 6:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 5830174)
Yes! There it is and the story or at least the story up to '74. Makes me nervous to see Frank Shaw in a photograph with anything subsequently missing. Guess he couldn't get this in the trunk of his car. Wonder where the clock is now. Would like to see it remounted in some public place and put back in service as a clock. Thanks Biff.

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Originally Posted by Lwize (Post 5833123)
Am I the only one haunted by the Hall of Records? What a spooky building.

Great shot of the Old Hall of Records with the New Hall of Record right across the street!

GaylordWilshire Sep 18, 2012 11:30 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5835187)

"Ten-hut!" Heady, all that gorgeous youthful vigor and the tail of a '65 Impala and the El Mirador.

Since the car (if not the boy) is most likely gone, more on the apartment building:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=6850

FFF had some info on it back in March:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=6950


Does FFF or anyone have an update?

MichaelRyerson Sep 18, 2012 2:56 PM

[QUOTE=ethereal_reality;5835187

1960s ad/ebay


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1960's ad for what? Besides the obvious (and I can't believe they were sufficently enlightened to allow it) what could this be advertising? Apartment house living? Short haircuts? The two guys pretty much dominate the image but they're not advertising anything in the traditional, 1960's sense. You'd think one of them would be holding up a bottle of Brew 102 or a pack of Chesterfields.

Fab Fifties Fan Sep 18, 2012 4:12 PM

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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5835492)
"Ten-hut!" Heady, all that gorgeous youthful vigor and the tail of a '65 Impala and the El Mirador.

Since the car (if not the boy) is most likely gone, more on the apartment building:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=6850

FFF had some info on it back in March:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=6950


Does FFF or anyone have an update?

Great timing Gaylord_Wilshire! I do have an update! I was in West Hollywood over the weekend and had lunch with my friend John (the WeHo councilman) yesterday.

The city of WeHo was able to get the state to "dismiss" the Ellis Act on the building. That enabled the city to work with Jerome Nash (building owner) on future pans for the building. On 9/5, they entered into an agreement and issued a conditional use permit to him. He is absolutely required to replace all windows with the ones approved by the city (what started this whole brouhaha), but then he does have the option of using the building as an apartment house, condominium building (they would waive the minimum parking spaces requirement), or convert the building into a boutique hotel.

Mr. Nash has 120 days from 9/5 to submit his final proposal.

Bottom Line, The El Mirador has been saved from ruin or demolition!

~Jon Paul

GaylordWilshire Sep 18, 2012 5:01 PM

:previous:

http://imageshack.us/a/img833/3954/elmirador.jpg

Great news, Jon Paul.

Pic above from this odd little video: http://vimeo.com/35059040

ethereal_reality Sep 18, 2012 8:20 PM

:previous:The El Mirador would make a great boutique hotel!
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MichaelRyerson, if I remember correctly the ad was for clothing.

MichaelRyerson Sep 18, 2012 9:16 PM

Interesting, in 1934 Union Station was going to come all the way to Los Angeles St.
 
We've seen photographs like this before, maybe we've even seen this very image and I didn't notice (stranger things have happened) but here the plan includes laying the new train station out to Los Angeles Street not Alameda. Have we talked about this before?

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8306/8...d2996916_o.jpg
Site of new Union Terminal, bounded by Macy, Lyon, Aliso & Los Angeles St., 1934

Retouched photograph. "Site of new Union Terminal (enclosed by lines), where dirt to be removed from Fort Moore Hill will be used for filling in. This great depot will serve all steam railroads entering Los Angeles. Chinatown is seen in foreground of station site." -- Examiner clipping attached to verso, dated 19 Apri. 1934. Labeled streets include: Macy Street, Lyon Street, Aliso Street, Los Angeles Street.
Streetscape. Horizontal photography.

USCdigital archive/Los Angeles Examiner Prints Collection, late 1920's - 1961

GaylordWilshire Sep 18, 2012 9:29 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5836122)
:previous:The El Mirador would make a great boutique hotel!
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MichaelRyerson, if I remember correctly the ad was for clothing.


Was International Male around in the '60s? Here's a shot from 1982:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-4...2520PM.bmp.jpg The New Mr Berlesk

KevinW Sep 18, 2012 11:16 PM

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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5836217)
Was International Male around in the '60s?

Nope, according to Wikipedia, it's only been around since the late 70's.

ethereal_reality Sep 19, 2012 12:25 AM

...speaking of menswear.

Sy Devore, a sartorial mecca in the 1960s.

http://imageshack.us/a/img832/6572/s1533vinestreet.jpg
postcard/ebay




http://imageshack.us/a/img560/3043/s...960svinest.jpg

wait a minute.....doesn't that building look familiar?







Sure enough, it's the old Tom Breneman's 'Breakfast in Hollywood' building. I had no idea this is where Sy Devore was located.

http://imageshack.us/a/img853/7176/sbobplunkettsc.jpg
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=4136




Check out this amazing post on the Tom Breneman's building (you can even catch it in the background of an old Doris Day movie)
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=4136
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ethereal_reality Sep 19, 2012 12:42 AM

http://imageshack.us/a/img21/9886/ssydevoreratpack.jpg
http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showt...l=1#post673496
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ethereal_reality Sep 19, 2012 1:23 AM

Christmas season on Hollywood & Vine, circa 1962.

http://imageshack.us/a/img818/5940/pchvine1962xmas.jpg
ebay
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kznyc2k Sep 19, 2012 2:24 AM

A few more of my mashups. If these don't seem appropriate to this thread I'll stop posting them.

http://imageshack.us/a/img651/6060/s...10706at120.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img515/47/scr...10709at125.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img708/8839/s...20917at220.jpg

GaylordWilshire Sep 19, 2012 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5836552)
Christmas season on Hollywood & Vine, circa 1962.

http://imageshack.us/a/img818/5940/pchvine1962xmas.jpg
ebay
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It doesn't really matter--it's a great shot whatever the year--but I think this is most likely a Christmas before 1959.... American would probably not have been advertising piston-powered DC7 service so prominently in 1962. AA inaugurated jet service on January 25, 1959, flying its new 707 from LAX to Idlewild/JFK.


Here's the crew posing for a shot before takeoff on the inaugural:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-o...2520AM.bmp.jpg American Airlines 707 Jet Stewardess (nice blog)


And here's a great shot of a 707 at LAX dated December 26, 1962

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-c...2520AM.bmp.jpg jetphotos.net


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