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odinthor Jan 20, 2017 4:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7684283)

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NOTE-- Hoss etc... let me know if these images appear in your browser of choice. Today my usual method of uploading (pressing the "upload" button) send me to a window I've never seen before...the links are miles long; they end in "no" rather than "rw-no"...I haven't removed the "no"....

Fine in IE!

odinthor Jan 20, 2017 4:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7684351)
:previous:


Great, Hoss-- the floor still looks good too. You don't suppose what looks like a portrait of A. P. Giannini at left in the vintage shot is still there, do you?


http://www.bms.co.in/wp-content/uplo...07/628x471.jpg

But this one's not showing in IE.

ethereal_reality Jan 20, 2017 4:51 PM

Excellent sleuthing everyone !!!!!!

http://imageshack.com/a/img923/2196/My5hgz.gif

Beaudry, Lorendoc (you had the wrong bank but you gave it the ol' college try ;)), Gaylord Wilshire & HossC.
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t2, was it the mid-1960s when you took the kids to Greystone? (I ask because as you no doubt noticed, the Times pic was dated 1965)
Now I'm really baffled about the playhouse.

sidenote:
I would go up to Greystone to read back in the 1980s. -away from noisy traffic and extremely quiet....with no one else around.
Before I'd leave I would make sure to peek in all the windows for ghosts. I've never been inside (except in movies and television shows)


And one more thing t2, thanks for clearing up that Evelyn Nesbit/grandson quote about the censored artwork.

ethereal_reality Jan 20, 2017 5:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SHERIFFPAUL (Post 7683631)

Old Plaza Church Los Angeles as it appeared in 1870.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...921/q3GzvZ.jpg
waterandpower.org

When I saw the delicate-looking wrought iron cross on the roof I surmised it was either long gone or moved inside, perhaps somewhere near or on the alter.

Much to my surprise it's still there and still in the same spot!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/s1MEeM.jpg
gsv

Does anyone if this is the same cross or a replica?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...923/blQCCJ.jpg
gsv_zoom

If Los Angeles had a harsher climate it would have rusted away into nothingness by now.
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sidenote:
We've previously discussed the redesign of the bell tower on NLA. (if I remember correctly by t2)
(unfortunately I can't find the post right now) -so I can't supply the link.

ethereal_reality Jan 20, 2017 6:56 PM

I don't believe we have seen this photograph on NLA.

'mystery' diner. [Los Angeles?]

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/uYQiT8.jpg
http://horrorunlimited.blogspot.co.u...6f56052fb66b70

I found this last night on a blog from the U.K. (the caption simply says a diner in CA)




there's a mural in the corner that made me think 'medieval', say Old King Cole (cape, pointy shoes and ermine collar)

blurry
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/aliuWA.jpg
detail

I know there's a King Cole mural in NYC, were there similar murals in Los Angeles?

I feel like we might have discussed it here NLA)

-also note the distinct 'wave' tiles.
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Here's a second image I don't remember seeing before.

"Newspaper boy holding papers" [1947]

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/JAnewE.jpg

I'm not sure which 'Confession' the headline is referring to. There were several & they all proved false.


Go here to see the complete U.K. Black Dahlia post [WARNING: Graphic Content]
http://horrorunlimited.blogspot.co.u...6f56052fb66b70
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HossC Jan 20, 2017 8:05 PM

This is one of Julius Shulman's later photosets. It's "Job 5611: Art Ansoorian, Kubota Tractor Company (Compton, Calif.), 1978".

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

I've lightened this second image a little.

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

I think this garden area was around the back. This time I've stayed with the color images. Two of the black & white images are similar to the color ones, and the other two just have different angles.

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

All from Getty Research Institute

Kubota relocated to Torrance around 1993, but have since moved to Texas. The building, however, is still standing at 550 W Artesia Boulevard, Compton. It's hard to get a good picture from the road, so I went with an aerial view. If the garden still exists, it's under the large trees behind the right side of the front building.

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

Martin Pal Jan 20, 2017 8:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7684283)
NOTE-- Hoss etc... let me know if these images appear in your browser of choice. Today my usual method of uploading (pressing the "upload" button) send me to a window I've never seen before...the links are miles long; they end in "no" rather than "rw-no"...I haven't removed the "no"....

Thanks, showing for me in both Firefox and Safari, too.

Martin Pal Jan 20, 2017 8:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7683850)
Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7683868)

Was there really an anti-shorts ordnance?
___________________________________________________________________

Lots of them apparently.
___________________________________________________________________


From that linK:

"In 1958, Los Angeles City College issued a dictum against Bermuda shorts. Students questioned the fairness in a story by the United Press. "Some of the drama students are allowed to go around in beards," one student protested.

A dean of the school told the UP, "One day last year a boy came to school in something like a bikini ... We can't have that — we have to draw the line some place."


I'd like to see a photo of that! :)

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In the same vein, though:

https://media.npr.org/assets/img/201...adb7.jpg?s=400

unihikid Jan 20, 2017 8:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7683708)
:previous:


In any case, I don't recall seeing this photo of Wallich's and NBC at Sunset and Vine before. Dated 1960.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8014/7...24ce76ed_b.jpg
Vintage Los Angeles

My dad would tell me this story all the time. When his first single came out in 1961 on Liberty, he told my grandmother to go to every single record store in the area and buy out all of his singles...so granny goes to music city and buys all of his singles..the problem is she didn't go to anywhere else..the funny part was the fact that Bullocks/ I. Magnin got a few of his singles in and Granny who worked for the owners never thought about buying them out.

ethereal_reality Jan 20, 2017 10:17 PM

:previous:
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/9wWDCY.jpg
ebay

Mystery of the giant red feather

Back in 2014 I posted a black and white photo that shows the same feather.
http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=25206

Unless I'm mistaken, we never figured out it's purpose.


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Earl Boebert Jan 20, 2017 10:36 PM

The red feather was the symbol of the Community Chests, predecessor to the United Way.

Cheers,

Earl

GaylordWilshire Jan 20, 2017 10:38 PM

:previous:


Hmmm. I don't even know if it was on NBC, but perhaps it was a promotion for Cheyenne? Wasn't Cheyenne raised by injuns or some such? Feathers--Native Americans...bows and arrows. must be some reason Clint came to mind.


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/z0...w=w499-h648-no

GaylordWilshire Jan 20, 2017 10:47 PM

:previous:


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/i1...A=w659-h293-no



Oh well, I suppose the Community Chest makes more sense, Earl, rather than Clint's. Now I can see that the feather at NBC appears to be made into a graph to indicate the progress of fund-raising.

ethereal_reality Jan 20, 2017 11:34 PM

:previous: Good eye GW. I didn't notice the graph. (looks like they're halfway to their goal)

& thanks for naming the charity Earl. -much appreciated
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John Maddox Roberts Jan 21, 2017 12:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7684626)
I don't believe we have seen this photograph on NLA.

'mystery' diner. [Los Angeles?]

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/uYQiT8.jpg
http://horrorunlimited.blogspot.co.u...6f56052fb66b70

I found this last night on a blog from the U.K. (the caption simply says a diner in CA)




there's a mural in the corner that made me think 'medieval', say Old King Cole (cape, pointy shoes and ermine collar)

blurry
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/aliuWA.jpg
detail

I know there's a King Cole mural in NYC, were there similar murals in Los Angeles?

I feel like we might have discussed it here NLA)

-also note the distinct 'wave' tiles.
____________




Here's a second image I don't remember seeing before.

"Newspaper boy holding papers" [1947]

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/JAnewE.jpg

I'm not sure which 'Confession' the headline is referring to. There were several & they all proved false.


Go here to see the complete U.K. Black Dahlia post [WARNING: Graphic Content]
http://horrorunlimited.blogspot.co.u...6f56052fb66b70
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The painting has a definite Maxfield Parrish feel to it, but I didn't locate it doing a Google Image search. Maybe another artist working in Parrish's style. It looks like a signature in the left corner, but it's too blurry to read. The King Cole Bar is in the St. Regis Hotel in NYC.

Lorendoc Jan 21, 2017 12:22 AM

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Lorendoc Jan 21, 2017 12:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7684283)
The apparent lack of the outside arched opening and proximity of the building across the street made me think this isn't the Inglewood BoA.... looks like it's 100 W Ninth Street, at the side of the 901 S Main branch.... Note the fire escape on the building across the street in Lorendoc's image--it's still there.

Agreed, previous post revised. A coincidence that 2 branches have same street number; and odd that two different street addresses would be used for one building.

Lorendoc Jan 21, 2017 12:35 AM

Display
 
GW's pictures look OK in Google Chrome, but when I create a response, the ultra-long URLs show up, mildly annoying.

Lorendoc Jan 21, 2017 1:26 AM

Mystery location
 
Another from the Daily News, labeled "Team photo of the California Golden Bears a few days before their victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 24th Rose Bowl Game, December 29, 1937." Beefcake does not seem to go unappreciated here.

http://i.imgur.com/oxVIAvx.jpg
UCLA Special Collections

I wondered where this was taken. Did they stay up north for training? The background looks pretty desolate.

But I took a look from the Rose Bowl:

and saw this:

http://i.imgur.com/Y0yrFHg.jpg
Google Earth

which matches the ridgeline and the radio or electrical towers seen here:

http://i.imgur.com/GqK6c9J.jpg

and concluded they were in Brookside Park.

tovangar2 Jan 21, 2017 1:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7684477)

t2, was it the mid-1960s when you took the kids to Greystone? (I ask because as you no doubt noticed, the Times pic was dated 1965)
Now I'm really baffled about the playhouse.

sidenote:
I would go up to Greystone to read back in the 1980s. -away from noisy traffic and extremely quiet....with no one else around.
Before I'd leave I would make sure to peek in all the windows for ghosts. I've never been inside (except in movies and television shows)


LOL, no e_r, the kids were born between '81 & '90, so we were up there in late 80s into the 90s I guess. When the AFI had Greystone we would go there for events inside the house, but I think I was pretty familiar w/ the grounds then too. Bit of a blur now, but I don't recall that playhouse.




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