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HossC Oct 11, 2022 6:42 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9756824)

I happened upon these five slides on eBay late last week...The place doesn't look familiar to me and there is no address given.

"5 Original 35mm Slides - Hollywood Biltmore Hotel los Angeles 1974"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/yf0hwI.jpg
eBay (no longer listed)

1745 N Orange Drive. It hasn't changed much. Check it out on Google Maps.

Noir_Noir Oct 11, 2022 3:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Etrue (Post 9756713)
I've been trying to place the location of Brian Wilson sitting in a car in the 1970s.
I know the beach boys had a studio in Santa Monica around this time, on 5th Street and Broadway.

I was thinking maybe it was in the parking lot there, by the old dearly departed Henshey's building, but it doesn't quite line up.

Curious if anybody has any ideas based on the buildings in the pic.

https://i.imgur.com/8H7TLxY.jpg


You're spot on Etrue, he's in the big parking lot that was adjacent to Brother Studios at 1454 5th St, Santa Monica.

The white office building in the background is still there at 501 Santa Monica Blvd.


Aerial from 1980 with area circled and office building arrowed blue.

https://i.imgur.com/FUUYjlP.jpg
historicaerials.com


Present day view.

https://i.imgur.com/L8ejEoW.jpg
Google Maps

Martin Pal Oct 11, 2022 6:43 PM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 9756873)
Hollywood Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles 1974.
1745 N Orange Drive. It hasn't changed much. Check it out on Google Maps.
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Hollywood Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles 1974.

I recognized where this was immediately. I first encountered it when watching an episode of Burke's Law. They use it as a location and you could see it was in Hollywood near the Chinese Theatre.

"Burkes Law" Season 2 Episode 9: Who Killed the Richest Man in the World? | Aired: November 11, 1964
Guest Stars: George Hamilton, Ricardo Montalban, Diana Lynn, Tom Smothers, Dick Smothers, Karen Sharpe aka Mrs. Stanley Kramer, Army Archerd, Edy Williams

This episode is on youtube:

Video Link


00:00 - The very first frame is a car driving up to the entrance of the Hollywood Biltmore, POV from the entrance to the street, Orange Drive. In the background is the Chinese Theatre parking lot and the Chinese Theatre in back of that.

03:08 - As the title of the episode appears on screen. Burke's Rolls-Royce is driving north up Orange Drive. The Hollywood Roosevelt is in the background.

22:45 - Characters walk out of the hotel down to a car on the street; they turn around and come back up into the hotel and then the lobby (or the rotunda, as the door man says) to use the phone. They return to the street when a time bomb has gone off in the car they were supposed to have been in.

35:33 - Very briefly, a different location. Looking east, Burke's Rolls-Royce drives north up Sunset Plaza Drive from Sunset Blvd., past the colonial style building you may recognize.

36:33 to 39:57 - The Rolls-Royce drives north up Orange Drive and pulls into the Hollywood Biltmore. As Burke and his companion walk up the steps, leaving us to wonder why they drove up Sunset Plaza Dr. first, heh!, shots are fired from across the street from a building that was under construction at the time. A gun battle ensues at these locations.

Snix Oct 11, 2022 7:49 PM

Hollywood Biltmore (1958, Kenneth Lind)
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...a71bca94_b.jpg
LAT 7.13.58
Here's a history from the Los Angeles Conservancy with an incorrect name, the Hollywood Riviera. The Conservancy says Lind was the owner as well as the architect.
https://www.laconservancy.org/locati...lywood-riviera
That circular glass entrance reminds me of this magnificent house that Lind designed in 1951 for screenwriter Manuel Seff... who made some pretty noirish films.
9345 Monte Leon Ln, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-NxIR6BTf9K...ff-House-7.jpg
http://www.midcenturia.com/2011/09/s...-lind-aia.html
https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/...pg_UX1000_.jpg
https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/...pg_UX1000_.jpg
imdb


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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 9756873)
1745 N Orange Drive. It hasn't changed much. Check it out on Google Maps.


odinthor Oct 11, 2022 9:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Etrue (Post 9752908)
Longtime lurker, first time poster. Love this thread.

I have a number of old LA family photos which were taken in mystery locations, and wondering if anyone can help ID where they were photographed.

Here's one:

1956 pic, unknown LA beach location:

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

etrue, I can't get far enough out in the sand via GSV to get a view similar to the above; but there is a definite Belmont Shore, Long Beach, vibe to the above to me. Here's something not too far away from what might fit (maybe?).

https://i.postimg.cc/RhR0Zh7x/Belmont.jpg
gsv

:shrug:

Etrue Oct 11, 2022 10:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Noir_Noir (Post 9757094)
You're spot on Etrue, he's in the big parking lot that was adjacent to Brother Studios at 1454 5th St, Santa Monica.

The white office building in the background is still there at 501 Santa Monica Blvd.


Aerial from 1980 with area circled and office building arrowed blue.

https://i.imgur.com/FUUYjlP.jpg
historicaerials.com


Present day view.

https://i.imgur.com/L8ejEoW.jpg
Google Maps


Thanks! Previously I couldn't figure it out … I was orienting myself in the wrong direction for the picture, but yes, it's got to be exactly as you mentioned because the building does in fact line up exactly.

Here is another couple views of that Henshey's parking lot.

LA Times 1981 pic:

https://i.imgur.com/N5TDVR5.jpg

Ed Ruscha 1974 pic:

https://i.imgur.com/ylp7hdR.jpg

Etrue Oct 11, 2022 10:40 PM

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Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 9757507)
etrue, I can't get far enough out in the sand via GSV to get a view similar to the above; but there is a definite Belmont Shore, Long Beach, vibe to the above to me. Here's something not too far away from what might fit (maybe?).

https://i.postimg.cc/RhR0Zh7x/Belmont.jpg
gsv

:shrug:

Thanks, that does seem like a possibility…

ethereal_reality Oct 12, 2022 1:46 AM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 9756873)
1745 N Orange Drive. It hasn't changed much. Check it out on Google Maps.

You're right Hoss, the Hollywood Biltmore apartments appears to be in pristine condition. While checking it out I noticed this 'thing' on a street light next to the property.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/JoJ1i4.jpg
GSV

What the heck is it? :shrug:

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ValleySteve Oct 12, 2022 3:17 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9757705)
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You're right Hoss, the Hollywood Biltmore apartments appears to be in pristine condition. While checking it out I noticed this 'thing' on a street light next to the property.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/JoJ1i4.jpg
GSV

What the heck is it? :shrug:

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I googled "street light cell tower" and a few pictures came up to confirm.

ethereal_reality Oct 12, 2022 3:40 AM

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Darn...I hoped it was a bank of speakers that played incidental music as you walked down the street.

Thanks for the information, ValleySteve. :)




While looking for samples of incidental music I happened upon this colorized video that I don't remembering seeing so I thought I'd post.

Video Link


The video has sound but no incidental music.

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ethereal_reality Oct 12, 2022 5:11 PM

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mystery building / location.


"Vintage 35mm Slide - Los Angeles 1960's Buildings and Architecture"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/wCrUls.png
eBay

Whatever it is. .it's HUGE.

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Snix Oct 12, 2022 5:41 PM

Bank of America Data Processing Center (1975, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill)
1000 W. Temple St. Downtown Los Angeles
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...c7a934dd_b.jpg
LAT 7/28/74
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...f1657c63_z.jpg
Wayne Thom/USC
https://digitallibrary.usc.edu/asset...t/2A3BF19Y67OZ
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...4987d72f_z.jpg
During demolition in 2018
GSV
https://la.urbanize.city/sites/defau...e%20la%201.jpg
Replaced by Geoff Palmer Ferrante apartments in 2022
https://la.urbanize.city/post/geoff-...pped-city-west

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9758189)
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mystery building / location.


"Vintage 35mm Slide - Los Angeles 1960's Buildings and Architecture"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/wCrUls.png
eBay

Whatever it is. .it's HUGE.

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ethereal_reality Oct 12, 2022 6:02 PM

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:previous: Thanks Snix!


I love kitschy places and this one takes a cake. It may be far afield but I couldn't pass it by.

"Original Slide 1967 Vintage car Noah's Ark Cafe San Diego Area"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/UaAm1M.jpg
eBay

It appears to be located at the entrance to a camp ground - - - - - >

If I were a kid I'd beg to go there. .please! please! please! please! please! :ahhh:
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Etrue Oct 12, 2022 6:38 PM

Trying to ID this location of my family at a So Cal beach in the late '50s.

https://i.imgur.com/2EH8dSl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/2vROpRL.jpg

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

HossC Oct 12, 2022 7:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9758281)

I love kitschy places and this one takes a cake. It may be far afield but I couldn't pass it by.

"Original Slide 1967 Vintage car Noah's Ark Cafe San Diego Area"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/UaAm1M.jpg
eBay

It appears to be located at the entrance to a camp ground - - - - - >

If I were a kid I'd beg to go there. .please! please! please! please! please! :ahhh:

This must've been in its last days. I found the following at classicsandiego.com:
Noah’s Ark was a roadside attraction and boat-shaped cafe on Highway 101 near Batiquitos Lagoon in Leucadia, California. The diner was built in 1946 by George H Herbert (1899-1950), and run Ed and Glenetta Barker, and others, from about 1946 until the 1960s, when it was demolished. Herbert also rented out spaces in a trailer park and beach cottages on the property.

On a slope overlooking the Ark grazed a ‘zoo’ of hand-painted wooden animals, adding to the vernacular biblical attraction. Two giraffes poked their heads out from the rooftop. The cafe provided counter service and tables outside on the boatdeck.

CaliNative Oct 13, 2022 3:58 AM

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CaliNative Oct 13, 2022 4:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Etrue (Post 9758336)
Trying to ID this location of my family at a So Cal beach in the late '50s.

https://i.imgur.com/2EH8dSl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/2vROpRL.jpg

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

:previous:
3 possibilities:

Pacific Palisades Park in SaMo? Pier the SaMo Pier, which used be be longer until storms in the '80s took the end off. The pier should be on the left as it is in the lower pic. In the top pic it is on the right, so maybe that pic is flipped.

If it is not SaMo, maybe Oceanside where there are flowery spots like this overlooking the beach and pier.

Similar flowery spots overlook the San Clemente Pier.

Those are the 3 possibilities I can think of in SoCal. Pick one. Hermosa (or Manhattan) Beach and Ocean Beach also have piers, but not sure what they look like.

My dear late mom used to like to sit with her father (my grandpa) in the Palisades Park in Santa Monica. From there, my granddad, mom and I and often other relatives would drive out on Sundays to the Sea Lion restaurant in Malibu, which had waves crashing on the windows. This was back in the mid and late1960s. My granddad was a vet of the Cuban Insurrection and WW1, and lived at the Veterans Home off Wilshire just across the freeway from Westwood. Going farther back, my grandfather and grandmother used to vacation at the vintage motel near the San Clemente Pier in the early 1950s or late 1940s. Was (is) it called the Pier Inn? Can't recall. It is still there.

craigs Oct 13, 2022 4:32 AM

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Originally Posted by CaliNative (Post 9758912)
:previous:
3 possibilities:

Pacific Palisades Park in SaMo? Pier the SaMo Pier, which used be be longer until storms in the '80s took the end off. The pier should be on the left as it is in the lower pic. In the top pic it is on the right, so maybe that pic is flipped.

I think you got it--I'd put it at Palisades Park right at the top of the steps that lead to the Arizona/PCH pedestrian bridge.

sopas ej Oct 13, 2022 2:25 PM

:previous:
I know exactly where that is: Bluff Park in Long Beach, and that is the Belmont Pier: https://www.google.com/maps/@33.7610...4!8i4352?hl=en

Those are the steps at Ocean and Coronado Avenue, I believe: https://www.google.com/maps/@33.7614...4!8i8192?hl=en

ethereal_reality Oct 13, 2022 5:41 PM

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This amazing RPPC (real photo postcard) of 1123 Court St. in the former Bunker Hill section of Los Angeles.

"1123 Court St. LOS ANGELES California RPPC Antique Demolished House Photo 1910s"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/924/sZHRhC.jpg
eBay




Here's a closer look.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/KmENH6.jpg


I just noticed something. The curb and the utility pole are pretty much in front of the driveway entrance. How did they enter the driveway?
Would they drive in from the right and then make a 90 angle into the entrance gate? I can't figure it out. :shrug:



https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/M72CVE.jpg

Link
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