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HossC Oct 17, 2018 3:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 8348194)

This is the 2300 block of E Vernon Avenue in Vernon. At least two of the buildings are still standing.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...EVernonAv1.jpg
GSV

Here's a better look at the one on the distance.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...EVernonAv2.jpg
GSV

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 8348194)

https://i.postimg.cc/MTfgNBSS/pmcomp...nulift-bmp.jpg
I figured out the location...but mysteries are more fun, right?

The Nu-Lift Co Inc (maternity supports) was at 1021 N Las Palmas and Lucille of Hollywood was at 1025. All the buildings seem to have gone.

GaylordWilshire Oct 17, 2018 10:52 PM

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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 8348194)
Daily-ish Perry Mason


A few mysteries and a few non--
https://i.postimg.cc/9fZnBhtm/pmaptssmall-bmp.jpg
Hotel Connecticut? Hotel Cedarhurst? ??

Well, I couldn't resist tracking down this one myself... it was the Hotel Vanderbilt at 826 S Hope...


A few noirish items regarding the Vanderbilt...


https://i.postimg.cc/kD3W5YY5/bigamy1-bmp.jpghttps://i.postimg.cc/7PCcfCQv/bigamy2-bmp.jpg
LAT June 12, 1946


https://i.postimg.cc/tC3BxF3c/hotelvandshooting-bmp.jpghttps://i.postimg.cc/zXFkB85Z/detalp...erbilt-bmp.jpg
LAT June 16, 1939/Feb 1, 1937

ethereal_reality Oct 17, 2018 11:04 PM

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/juFPWK.jpg
Perry Mason location / GaylordWilshire
:previous: Lucille of Hollywood..............................

'Wisp-O-Youth' (at first I thought it said Lisp-O-Hollywood) lol

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/ceIlE9.jpg
hprint



A touch of noir.

'Black Illusion'

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/ayCW2w.jpg
etsy / all satin

I wonder if Della Street had one of these thingys.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...921/HwkLGU.jpg
etsy

$45.00

ethereal_reality Oct 17, 2018 11:23 PM

'mystery' location.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/8aRDeQ.jpg
ebay


I thought there might be a clue on the back....but I believe it's in German.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...921/eGR4Q6.jpg

top line: My (that's as far as I got. lol)

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Scott Charles Oct 17, 2018 11:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8349005)
I thought there might be a clue on the back....but I believe it's in German.

https://i.imgur.com/CreTVyS.jpg

top line: My (that's as far as I got. lol)

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What little German I used to have is nicht so gut nowadays, and I've always been poor at deciphering anyone's longhand... but Schwester means sister.

ethereal_reality Oct 18, 2018 4:16 AM

Thanks Scott_Charles.

Here is another 'mystery' location from the Los Angeles Documentary Project [1980]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/mOQXsz.jpg
Douglas Hill 1979

I like this photograph...I like the abundance of plants (do tell odinthor), but I truly doubt we'll ever figure out the location of this one.

The only significant clue, that I can see, is the hotel in the upper left corner.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/c8tFIf.jpg
detail

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ethereal_reality Oct 18, 2018 4:29 AM

This one should be easier because we have the EXACT ADDRESS.


819 Ozone St., Venice CA

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/2vLArf.jpg
LOS ANGELES DOCUMENTARY PROJECT

...but I'm still having a hard time matching the current GSV to the 1980 photograph.

Handsome Stranger Oct 18, 2018 5:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8349301)
The only significant clue, that I can see, is the hotel in the upper left corner.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/c8tFIf.jpg
detail

We can't see the letter preceding OTEL, and this looks more like a motel to me.

Or maybe I'm just feeling a little too cantankerous and splenetic tonight.

Scott Charles Oct 18, 2018 8:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8349315)
This one should be easier because we have the EXACT ADDRESS.


819 Ozone St., Venice CA

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/2vLArf.jpg
LOS ANGELES DOCUMENTARY PROJECT

...but I'm still having a hard time matching the current GSV to the 1980 photograph.

From Google street view of the address:

https://i.imgur.com/iIGykIq.png

The building has been modified dramatically, but details of the 1980 version still linger.

In the 38 years since the photo was taken, virtually everything in the background has disappeared. The used car lot directly behind is still there, but everything else - Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pic 'n' Save, Winston Tire, the Submarine sandwich joint, Cafe Rustico, the violin lessons - is gone.

BillinGlendaleCA Oct 18, 2018 8:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scott Charles (Post 8349383)
From Google street view of the address:

https://i.imgur.com/iIGykIq.png

The building has been modified dramatically, but details of the 1980 version still linger.

In the 38 years since the photo was taken, virtually everything in the background has disappeared. The used car lot directly behind is still there, but everything else - Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pic 'n' Save, Winston Tire, the Submarine sandwich joint, Cafe Rustico, the violin lessons - is gone.

(Shakes fist at Scott Charles)You beat me out on this one. ER must have personally looked at this one, I see his Rolls on the Google Street View.

Snark aside...it looks like the Sub place and the Winston Tire buildings have survived.

Tourmaline Oct 18, 2018 5:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7399248)
I just happened across this photo quite by accident.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/Vw0esY.jpg
http://www.ranker.com/pics/N10005363...-pico-photo-u1

"Man in Ostrich-Drawn Cart Gets Traffic Ticket on Pico, 1920s."

I thought it might be fun to figure out just where on Pico blvd. this traffic stop took place.

I notice there's a tire shop (well, racks of tires), as well as a round white sign(?) on the taller building.
the horiz. sign advertises a Harvar(d) something or other.


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:previous:
Harvard does intersect Pico. The area is known as Harvard Heights. Tall structure in background appears to bear the bell telephone symbol. At 2978 Pico there is a business that repairs Wurlitzers and other Jukeboxes. Construct permit bears 1905 date and facade seems consistent with that date. :bowtie:

https://i2.ypcdn.com/blob/3cf0044f80...57a133_640.jpghttps://i2.ypcdn.com/blob/3cf0044f80...57a133_640.jpg

https://www.google.com/maps/place/29....3056232?hl=en


Different day, different cop, maybe the same ostrich?


En route to the Auto Show?

https://www.mediastorehouse.com/imag...large=10319188https://www.mediastorehouse.com/imag...large=10319188

https://scontent-sjc3-1.cdninstagram...MjAwMA%3D%3D.2https://scontent-sjc3-1.cdninstagram...MjAwMA%3D%3D.2


https://www.mediastorehouse.com/imag...large=10319176https://www.mediastorehouse.com/imag...large=10319176

John Maddox Roberts Oct 18, 2018 5:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scott Charles (Post 8349033)
What little German I used to have is nicht so gut nowadays, and I've always been poor at deciphering anyone's longhand... but Schwester means sister.

"Tochter" means "daughter."

ethereal_reality Oct 18, 2018 6:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scott Charles (Post 8349383)

THANKS Scott Charles! I was looking east down Ozone St. instead of [where I should have been looking] northwest on LINCOLN Blvd.

Quote:

Originally Posted by BillinGlendaleCA (Post 8349386)
ER must have personally looked at this one, I see his Rolls on the Google Street View.

Yep, and when I backed in to park I almost hit the rarest of flowers.. Daisyicus fake-us tinicus.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/63GTMT.jpg
gsv

odinthor Oct 18, 2018 6:51 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8349301)
Thanks Scott_Charles. like 'Twisted Schwester'

Here is another 'mystery' location from the Los Angeles Documentary Project [1980]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/mOQXsz.jpg
Douglas Hill 1979

I like this photograph...I like the abundance of plants (do tell odinthor), but I truly doubt we'll ever figure out the location of this one.

The only significant clue, that I can see, is the hotel in the upper left corner.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/c8tFIf.jpg
detail

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A nice selection of xeriscapey plants, e_r! I see Washingtonia robusta, two variants of Agave americana, and I think the Yucca-y looking things are actually young Dracæna draco. The Aloes are blooming, and this species appears to be Aloe ican'tgetagoodlookatitsocan'ttellensis, a species which is photographed exceedingly commonly.

In the other post, yes, good work!, you have correctly identified Daisyicus fake-us tinicus, one of the many species in family Plasticaceæ, which is also represented in the pic by two specimens of the Orange Cone Plant, Conensis aurantiaca trafficæ.

ethereal_reality Oct 18, 2018 8:20 PM

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

Quote:

Originally Posted by Handsome Stranger (Post 8349336)
:previous:
We can't see the letter preceding OTEL, and this looks more like a motel to me.

I thought I'd be witty and say it could be a hotel, motel or notel.


which led me to this insignificant discovery

Did you know the remodeled Farmer's Daughter Motel on Fairfax (across from the Farmer's Market), kept one room as is (or shall I say as was).

It's named the No Tell Room.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/5EEGQY.jpg
timeout

Yes, those are mirrors on the ceiling and the headboard.




https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...921/feUpbn.jpg
timeout







As a reminder: Here's how the Farmer's Daughter Motel looked back in the 1960s-70s

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/CfOj93.jpg


& today
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/zp2mRc.jpg


note: the 'City Slicker' cocktail lounge is now the TART cafe.










Thanks for the word 'splenetic' Handsome Stranger. (I had to look it up)

HossC Oct 18, 2018 8:29 PM

I came across a small photoset (four images) at USC earlier, which shows 8th Street between Hope and Flower Streets in 1932. This one is looking west across Flower Street from just west of Hope Street.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...8thFlower1.jpg
USC Digital Library

The guy on the right, directly under the "CONGRESS" blade sign, caught my eye, so I zoomed in. The only lawn mower sharpener I can see in the 1932 CD is Frank E Houghtaling, with a business address at 8120 S Vermont Avenue and a home address at 610 W 46th Street. I assume the sharpener also did knives, because I can't imagine that there were many lawn mowers at 8th and Flower!

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...8thFlower2.jpg
Detail of picture above

For search purposes:

First English Evangelical Lutheran Church, 800 S Flower Street
Sawyer School Of Business, 812 W 8th Street
Medico-Dental Building, 947 W 8th Street
Abbey Hotel, 825 W 8th Street
Congress Hotel, 729 W 8th Street

ethereal_reality Oct 18, 2018 10:30 PM

While looking through ebay, yesterday, I came across this 'rare' Liquor License Tax stamp.

"RARE CITY OF LOS ANGELES LIQUOR LICENSE TAX STAMP 3 CENTS"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/Xe7dud.jpg
ebay

$22.00

"One Case or Fractional Part" 3 cents

I don't understand how this system worked. Where did you stick the stamps...on the case? on the delivery order? on the invoice?
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update:

There's a second stamp on ebay today.

"USA 1933 Los Angeles Liquor License Tax 4c black"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/h7a0R7.jpg
ebay

This one says 1/8 BBL (BBL = beer bottle, right?) 4 cents

still confused.

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Handsome Stranger Oct 18, 2018 10:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8350073)
Here's how the Farmer's Daughter Motel looked back in the 1960s-70s

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/CfOj93.jpg

Many years ago I used to drive by that motel and think "Gosh, they must have named it that for the 1963 TV series 'The Farmer's Daughter', because I see CBS Television City right across the street, so the show gotta must have done aired on CBS."

Boy, I thought I was clever! I felt like such a schmuck when I found out "The Farmer's Daughter" actually aired on ABC.

BTW, Happy 96th Birthday to Grauman's Egyptian Theatre.

ethereal_reality Oct 18, 2018 11:06 PM

That sound like the type of connection I would make.

a wrong one. ;)

ethereal_reality Oct 18, 2018 11:24 PM

Here's another type of license.
 
A Los Angeles manicurist's license for the year 1928-29.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/tTUHrp.jpg
ebay (found a long time ago) Dolores Edgington - 2327 Scarff St. - Los Angeles Calif


This is extra interesting because we have a photograph of the manicurist.



https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/71WsVK.jpghttps://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/PLPCI5.jpg

"To my wonderful Sweet-heart Phil. from Dolores, All My Love" :heart: Novio yo de ano. De Dolores


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