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HossC Sep 15, 2022 10:02 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9732249)

Here's another mystery location. This time in living color.

Seller's description:...Burbank, California, Cafe Restaurant Diner & Car in 1950's, Kodachrome Slide

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/132et1.jpg
Currently on eBay

Any ideas?

And the colonial-esque clock tower? .. I don't know Burbank well enough to recognize it. (and it appears to be missing a clock face)

This is the clock tower. It's on the St. John Paul II STEM Academy at Bellarmine-Jefferson. This is the view from E Olive Avenue, but the tower has clocks on the sides and what looks like a plaque on the front and back. To get the mountains behind, we'd have to be looking from the opposite side. I might be imagining it, but I think the sign on the traffic signals says Glenoaks Boulevard, so the original image is looking from its intersection with E Orange Grove Avenue (I can't replicate the view in GSV as the clock tower is no longer visible from there).

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...TEMAcademy.jpg
GSV

Mackerm Sep 15, 2022 10:48 PM

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Noir_Noir Sep 16, 2022 2:20 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9732211)
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A mystery location.

Here's a one of a kind snapshot showing a Chicken-In The-Rough restaurant in April of 1958.

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

Does anyone recognize this area? :shrug:

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That's Harry Carpenter's Drive-in that was at 3201 Wilshire Blvd. (NW corner with Vermont.)


Seen here in 1934 in this picture you posted in June of 2015 .

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7059675)
Here's a closer look at the Carpenter's that is visible in ChuckaLuck's photograph.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/538/07IFLx.jpg
http://collections.nhm.org/seaver-ce...&refirn=551717



And to the right in this picture from 1948.


https://i.imgur.com/QVvMMZj.jpg
waterandpower.org


They had Chicken In The Rough in a box to take home if you so desired.


https://i.imgur.com/zV20kKd.jpg
etsy.com

Lwize Sep 16, 2022 5:32 AM

Not a lot of chicken on that breakfast menu.

ethereal_reality Sep 17, 2022 12:33 AM

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Thanks HossC and Noir Noir for figuring out the two recent mystery locations (the Stem Academy clock tower in Burbank and the Chicken-in-the-Rough location at Wilshire and Vermont) I was definitely surprised Chicken-in-the-Rough was in the old Carpenter's building. Hmmm I see that they covered up the upper part of the two large arches in order to have room for their over-sized CHICKEN IN THE ROUGH.




Tonight I have a couple of amateur color slides from 1957. The first one is a mystery location and the second slide is a semi-mystery location with a mystery car.

Here's the first slide with the seller's description.

Original Slide, Del Prado Apartments in Los Angeles, 1957

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/kKiad2.jpg
eBay


I thought this would be fairly easy (to find the location) but I kept running into obstacles. (like more Els than Dels and a hell of a lotta Prados :eeekk: )




Here's the second slide with the seller's description.

Original Slide, 1957 Robertson Blvd. Los Angeles Street Scene, Jade Tree

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/NDtIda.jpg
ebay

So we know it is Robertson Boulevard but where on Robertson Blvd?
And there's the amazing car I mentioned earlier. - - - - - >

Jaguar? :shrug:


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Lorendoc Sep 17, 2022 4:50 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9733534)
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Thanks HossC and Noir Noir for figuring out the two recent mystery locations (the Stem Academy clock tower in Burbank and the Chicken-in-the-Rough location at Wilshire and Vermont) I was definitely surprised Chicken-in-the-Rough was in the old Carpenter's building. Hmmm I see that they covered up the upper part of the two large arches in order to have room for their over-sized CHICKEN IN THE ROUGH.




Tonight I have a couple of amateur color slides from 1957. The first one is a mystery location and the second slide is a semi-mystery location with a mystery car.

Here's the first slide with the seller's description.





Here's the second slide with the seller's description.

Original Slide, 1957 Robertson Blvd. Los Angeles Street Scene, Jade Tree

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/NDtIda.jpg
ebay

So we know it is Robertson Boulevard but where on Robertson Blvd?
And there's the amazing car I mentioned earlier. - - - - - >

Jaguar? :shrug:


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In the 1960 CD, Leslie Marks Importers was at 138 S. Robertson and the "Jade Tree of Laguna Beach" [??] was at 140. So we're looking northeast, north of W 3rd street. There are two S Robertson addresses with this same street number, one in Beverly Hills, the other in Los Angeles. The CD has a gap between 494 and 800 S Robertson, into which gap the Beverly Hills portion of the street fits nicely. This picture is of the LA portion.

https://i.imgur.com/EVKgh3e.jpg
GSV

Noir_Noir Sep 17, 2022 6:39 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9733534)

Original Slide, Del Prado Apartments in Los Angeles, 1957

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/kKiad2.jpg
eBay


I thought this would be fairly easy (to find the location) but I kept running into obstacles. (like more Els than Dels and a hell of a lotta Prados :eeekk: )


https://i.imgur.com/vE4jQZM.jpg
rescarta.lapl.org


Nowadays known as the Hillside Courtyard Apartments (7215 Hillside Ave.) - right at the northern terminus of La Brea Ave.


https://i.imgur.com/vi3O78c.jpg
forrent.com

HossC Sep 17, 2022 7:45 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9733534)

Here's the second slide with the seller's description.

Original Slide, 1957 Robertson Blvd. Los Angeles Street Scene, Jade Tree

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/NDtIda.jpg
ebay

So we know it is Robertson Boulevard but where on Robertson Blvd?
And there's the amazing car I mentioned earlier. - - - - - >

Jaguar? :shrug:

I think you're right, e_r, it looks like a Jaguar XK140 roadster (made between 1954 and 1957). I'm going to guess that it's parked behind a 1947 Buick Roadmaster convertible.

ethereal_reality Sep 18, 2022 3:30 PM

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Thanks Lorendoc, Noir Noir and HossC! You made my morning! :)


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ethereal_reality Sep 18, 2022 4:13 PM

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BIG mystery!


Does anyone know if carousel horses were manufactured in the. .wait for it. .BRADBURY BUILDING?

Seller's description: 3 Original Photos - Downtown Los Angeles Broadway Bradbury Bldg Late 1960s..Link


I'll start with this close-up of one of the pics.

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




And here are all three of the photographs.

#1
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/WAnLGg.jpg





#2
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/JkIGGB.jpg





#3
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/I8rsbz.jpg


The seller includes this . . .

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/ufyoD2.jpg
For search purposes - Kempel's Manufacturing Co.

. . .but I don't know why the seller thinks it's the Bradbury Building. :shrug:




Oh, and one more thing.

If this is true, could this be what inspired Ridley Scott to place the toy shop in Blade Runner inside the Bradbury Building???



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ethereal_reality Sep 19, 2022 6:07 PM

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One Day Later:..I guess everyone is still stumped about the carousel horses. (or maybe they're rocking horses?)


A mystery location.


Here's a color slide of Cerny's Auto Paint Body & Repair. Los Angeles area.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/JooMBT.jpg
eBay

We have a rather big clue. .the street number! ..1514... .but not the name of the street. :(

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HossC Sep 19, 2022 9:16 PM

:previous:

From kustomrama.com:
George Cerny was born in 1916 in Huntington Park, a suburb of Los Angeles. He got his first car at the age of 10 or 11, a Model T Ford that he gave five bucks for.

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In 1942 George decided to open up his own shop, and leased a property at 1514 North Long Beach Boulevard in Compton. He erected a rickety building, and called his new venture Cerny's Auto Paint & Body Shop.
There's a separate page about the body shop here. The current building doesn't match the one in the photo.

ethereal_reality Sep 20, 2022 2:58 AM

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:previous:

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


Thanks Hoss!..I appreciate it.



Here's Cerny on the right.

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

"Jack Stewart on the left and George Cerny on the right showing the old flamed hood side with stock louvers.
This was to compare it with the custom unit with three rows of louvres George created for the car."

customcarchronicle


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Ninja55 Sep 20, 2022 2:23 PM

Hi E/R! I'm still kicking. Retired and moved from Vegas after 66 years and living in Wichita Falls, TX. Still collecting memorabilia about Uncle Bert and his properties; The Paris Inn, Lucca, and The Hurricane (San Francisco). It's amazing how much is out there waiting to be found. This site is still the best. Thanks again for establishing it.

ethereal_reality Sep 20, 2022 3:09 PM

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:previous:

It's great to hear from you, Ninja! I'm glad you're doing well.

Don't be a stranger. :)

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ethereal_reality Sep 20, 2022 8:35 PM

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Here's an intriguing snapshot...(and a mystery location!)


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/7Gvskj.jpg
eBay


Luckily there's writing on the back.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/u1jkKE.jpg

I know that Tom Mix had a ranch in Arizona but I didn't know that he had a ranch in Beverly Hills (he had a mansion) and his 'Mixville' was located in Edendale (between Glendale Blvd. and Teviot).
Tom Mix once lived at 2401 Laurel Canyon Blvd. (in the original Laurel Tavern, built 1913) This photograph of George and Betty makes me think that this could be the canyon. Whatta' ya think :shrug:


Link: The Log Cabin




Lastly, let's take a closer look at George and Betty.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/Mzhetb.png

note the diagonal guy wire(s) going up to the utility pole. . . and if you look closely you can see the fence that was mentioned on the back of the photograph.
One of the fence posts is visible behind George's left shoulder.

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Martin Pal Sep 21, 2022 6:48 PM

May I suggest that if anyone does another post about Tom Mix, that someplace on the post you write TomMix, so it can be located in a search. It will not search Tom and/or Mix. It will search it regardless of capitalization.

HossC Sep 21, 2022 6:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 9737345)

May I suggest that if anyone does another post about Tom Mix, that someplace on the post you write TomMix, so it can be located in a search. It will not search Tom and/or Mix. It will search it regardless of capitalization.

I never use the site search feature. For this, I would use a Google search like this:
site:skyscraperpage.com noirish "tom mix"
It should pull up all the previous Tom Mix posts (independent of case).

riichkay Sep 21, 2022 7:26 PM

These are courtesy the hemmings.com automotive site, both are supposedly here in the city.....


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

A commentator on this pic at the hemmings.com site sees a white '59 Caddy waiting at the light upper right, presumably we are around that year.

I ran Western Camera in late '50's Yellow Pages in the central/western books, nothing turned up....we have a clue in the "7901" street number painted at the top of the building.




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

Undated, but that's a '68 Sedan de Ville on the left, so likely late '60's...

Plenty of signage clues but I can't make them out, other than the traffic sign hanging over the street upper right that seems to read San Diego Fwy.


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