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westcork Dec 4, 2016 5:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 7641258)
e_r,
I will supplement t2's map -- Hi, t2! -- with the 1894 Sanborn, which shows Lucas and Arnold down near the lower left corner:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...p.jpg~original

LAPL

With this map, it just dawned on me there was a naming convention for the area around 2nd and Beaudry.
Emerald, Sapphire, Diamond, Jewel, and Pearl

tovangar2 Dec 4, 2016 9:28 AM

:previous:

2nd Street through there was, at one time, called Silver St.. I've wondered if that was part of it. Anyway, just Emerald is left now and two bits of Diamond.

HossC Dec 4, 2016 2:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7641194)

re: Hollywood Boulevard in "Rule Don't Apply"

Originally posted by Martin Pal (I enlarged it a bit, I hope you don't mind)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/ZY2eXM.jpg
On Set Hollywoof

[...]

I'm curious, was there really a Vic Tanny's location on Hollywood Boulevard, or was it just added for the film? (I don't recall seeing it before)

According to IMDb, Rules Don't Apply is set in 1958, but I could only find Vic Tannys [sic] Gym on Hollywood Boulevard in the 1961 CD. The 1956 and 1960 CDs both list Bert Goodrich's Health Center at 6624 Hollyward Boulevard. Here are the other Vic Tanny's locations I found in the early-60s:

6132 Pacific Boulevard
9356 Santa Monica Boulevard (listed as "Vic Tanny's Western Home")
743 N San Vicente Boulevard
1357 Vine Street
416 W 7th Street
5364 Wilshire Boulevard

The 1961/1962 Van Nuys CD also lists a Vic Tanny's gym at 14431 Victory Boulevard.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7632549)

What kind of special effect do you think this is? Inserted car into actual footage, or recreated in a computer or what? I can't really tell myself.

Martin, the caption for the above image in the LA Weekly article you originally linked to says, "Restored archival footage of Hollywood Boulevard — Oppewall says the production used a car that matched the vehicle seen in the archival footage."

Tourmaline Dec 4, 2016 5:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7641194)




M'Goos basic signage is there but the Food 'N Fun seems to given way to a cartoon image. :shhh:

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...fc5a2ae0ed.jpghttps://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...fc5a2ae0ed.jpg



http://www.oldlarestaurants.com/wp-c...ads/mgoos1.jpg
http://www.oldlarestaurants.com/mgoos/




Freakout Hot Spots. '66
http://www.rockaway.com/media/catalo...2/5/25805a.jpghttp://www.rockaway.com/media/catalo...2/5/25805a.jpg


Freakout locations list here >> http://globalia.net/donlope/fz/docs/...Hot_Spots.html M'goos is only mentioned in passing.




No known relation: Blue's Magoos. Geoff, Ronnie, Mike, Ralph and Peppy.




Why not?
https://www.beatbooks.com/pictures/3...g?v=1437427988https://www.beatbooks.com/pictures/3...g?v=1437427988

ethereal_reality Dec 4, 2016 6:37 PM

Thanks for locating Arnold St. and Lucas Ave. for me tovangar2 & Flyingwedge. It's much appreciated!




Quote:

Originally Posted by westcork
Emerald, Sapphire, Diamond, Jewel, and Pearl

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7641313)
Just Emerald is left now and two bits of Diamond.

I wonder if there was an enclave of prominent jewelers living in this neighborhood with the streets named after gems? ;)
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ProphetM Dec 4, 2016 7:01 PM

I picked up this 1966 guide map in an antique store in South Pasadena, while I was in SoCal for the Route 66 90th anniversary festival 3 weeks ago.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/0S...Xqgl_XI8=w1400

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/GM...QxpEup4Y=w1400

HossC Dec 4, 2016 8:14 PM

Today's Julius Shulman post takes us to Long Beach. This is "Job 97: Louis Shoall Miller, Frank Bros. (Long Beach, Calif.), 1947".

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

The other side of the street looks quite empty.

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

Here's a better look at the interior, and the furniture on sale.

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

I'll finish with this night shot.

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

All from Getty Research Institute

Frank Bros was at 2400 American Avenue (now Long Beach Boulevard). The building is visible on the 1972 aerial view, but the lot looks empty in 1994. Today, it seems to be a parking lot for school buses.

BifRayRock Dec 4, 2016 9:23 PM






1935 - Wilshirmart - 9100 Wilshire Blvd.
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...i.jpg~originalhttp://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...coll2/id/30025



http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...o.jpg~original



Three Star Produce
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...s.jpg~original





Contemporary. Zed Star Produce.
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...o.jpg~originalGgoogleStreetView






BifRayRock Dec 4, 2016 9:52 PM





In a compilation labeled "Codan Engineering" with unidentified Southern CA images, one struck a cord because of a facade that seems slightly out of place. Or it might have seen more in keeping with the former ModernCraft Laundry at 900 La Brea Av. http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=10393


A very cursory CD search for "Kuster Electric" was not very productive, suggesting that the structure may have been located in an outlying area.



1960 - Kunster Electric, "801"

http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...v.jpg~originalhttp://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/compou...coll2/id/66122



http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...9.jpg~original



http://lh3.ggpht.com/gogonotes/SO6QF...8/L1020662.JPG





HossC Dec 4, 2016 10:41 PM

:previous:

The HE exchange was HEmlock in Long Beach. The 1960 Long Beach CD lists the Kuster Electric Co at 1030 Long Beach Boulevard. The sign below has a large "801" which refers to their construction yard at 801 W 14th.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...rElectric1.jpg
Huntington Digital Library

The two buildings on the right are still standing.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...rElectric2.jpg
GSV

ethereal_reality Dec 4, 2016 11:05 PM

:previous: Such a charming little art deco building.



Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7641342)
Vic Tannys [sic] Gym on Hollywood Boulevard in the 1961 CD. The 1956 and 1960 CDs both list Bert Goodrich's Health Center at 6624 Hollywood Boulevard.
Here are the other Vic Tanny's locations I found in the early-60s:

6132 Pacific Boulevard
9356 Santa Monica Boulevard (listed as "Vic Tanny's Western Home")
743 N San Vicente Boulevard
1357 Vine Street
416 W 7th Street
5364 Wilshire Boulevard

The 1961/1962 Van Nuys CD also lists a Vic Tanny's gym at 14431 Victory Boulevard.

Thanks for the information Hoss.

Here's a membership card.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/LNDv1G.jpg
http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/whothehellissnowbum.htm

"Vic Tanny's basement Gym in Santa Monica & also the Westwood one near UCLA. I hated it when those gyms closed.
Vic himself finally gave me a life membership. My Membership was D23. 1957."
-Robert Fleischer

:previous: I was surprised the Santa Monica location was in a basement! I wonder if it moved 'above ground' at some point in time.
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There was also a location at Hawthorne and 131st street as well. (see below)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...921/3FoI4s.jpg
http://cougartown.com/feedback321.php

"Come on Bob, Hawthorne had their very own Vic Tannys Gym on Hawthorne and 131st. The card above was mom's although I think she went twice."


Quote:

Originally Posted by FredH
Vic Tanny Gym on Wilshire Blvd. It was posted almost five years ago by KevinW

Thanks for pointing this out FredH. I've seen that photograph numerous times and never noticed the Vic Tanny sign.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...922/oVIphC.jpg
enlarged & lightened detail

Can you imagine how much that sign would be worth today?

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BifRayRock Dec 4, 2016 11:13 PM




:previous: Nice save HossC. Thanks.

The facade seems avant-gard, but maybe not, considering some of its 14th Street neighbors.:shrug: Too bad it lost some of its gingerbread over the years.

http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...g.jpg~originalGooglestreetview


http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...z.jpg~originalgooglestreetview








ethereal_reality Dec 5, 2016 12:02 AM

Birthday celebration at the Colony Club in 1952. Looks like a fun party!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/gfxOeE.jpg
petermoruzzi.com



We saw the cover on NLA back in 2012 (but not the photograph)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/KsE9dC.jpg
fhammon http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=8662



Much to my surprise, I don't believe we have seen a photograph of the exterior of the Colony Club. (I looked through the past posts)



It was located at Western and 149th Street (see menu cover below)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/6z29VQ.jpg
http://vintage-ads.livejournal.com/3697197.html

There's a comment on the 'vintage-ads' site that says the Colony Club burnt down in 1962.

-so perhaps that's why it's been difficult to locate a photograph of the place.
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See the inside of the menu here:
http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/wp-con...que-Queens.jpg

tovangar2 Dec 5, 2016 12:05 AM

Arnold St / Crown Hill Ave / W 3rd St
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 7641258)

...the McFarland house was on what is now the SE corner of Lucas and 3rd (formerly Arnold):

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...c.jpg~original

Googlemap

At the risk of beating this subject to death, before Arnold St became W 3rd St, it was Crown Hill Ave. By then the McFarland home had been numbered as 1340.
Mr McFarland's funeral was held there on 20 Feb 1911 (he left an estate of $200K, much of it in Times/Mirror stock):

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/4E...NbE=w1366-h768
los angeles herald 21 feb 1911

The area was considerably built up by the time of Mr McFarland's demise. The Floral Apartments would soon go in next door to the east and
the Crown Hill Apartments were already built to the north, across the avenue. The neighborhood was rapidly ceasing to be the country district it once was:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/b1...2wQ=w1366-h768
baist 1921, plate 7

A bit of Crown Hill Avenue (nee Arnold) still exists between Columbia Ave and Union Place.

BifRayRock Dec 5, 2016 12:10 AM






May 1936. Santa Paula Super Market. 847 East Main Street, Santa Paula (Ventura County)
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...k.jpg~originalhttp://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...coll2/id/30380



http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...q.jpg~originalhttp://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...coll2/id/30381


2016
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...v.jpg~originalGoogleStreetView



http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...u.jpg~original




http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...l.jpg~original



A look outside in. Asparagus lovers, this is/was your day!


1936
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...0.jpg~originalhttp://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...coll2/id/30382





jdcamb Dec 5, 2016 1:36 AM

http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...t.jpg~original
My Grandfather had this picture in his home office in Buffalo NY. I have no idea why or how. Even my brother remembers it.

ethereal_reality Dec 5, 2016 1:40 AM

:previous: That's curious. Was he originally from the Los Angeles area?


Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7641705)
....before Arnold St became W 3rd St, it was Crown Hill Ave. By then the McFarland home had been numbered as 1340.

The area was considerably built up by the time of Mr McFarland's demise. The Flora Apartments were then in place next door to the east:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/b1...366-h768-rw-no
baist 1910, plate 7

T2, do you think this could be the Flora Apts. even though the sign above the front entrance says 'Floral'?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/wsud3E.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...d/31100/rec/10


"1334 Crown Hill Avenue, Southern California, 1926" [this is how the photograph is titled at usc]

-Why "Southern California" instead of Los Angeles? (perhaps they weren't sure this was actually in Los Angeles)



Here's a closer look at the sign.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...924/fRTgw4.jpg
detail


and the invoice
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/quvTCJ.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...d/31100/rec/10

CityBoyDoug Dec 5, 2016 1:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 7641707)
[COLOR="Indigo"][SIZE="3"][FONT="Tahoma"]

http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...l.jpg~original



A look outside in. Asparagus lovers, this is/was your day!


]

I noticed the sign for RHUBARB 2lbs..5c. Rhubard seems to have fallen out of favor in 2016....I never see it in markets today. I asked the manager about it. He said maybe but his vibe said probably not.

ethereal_reality Dec 5, 2016 1:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7641778)
I noticed the sign for RHUBARB 2lbs..5c. Rhubard seems to have fallen out of favor in 2016....I never see it in markets today.

CBD, we have fresh rhubarb stalks at the Meijer and Kroger stores here in West Lafayette (it can be a bit expensive, especially out of season)

I make a rhubarb and mango salsa when I make fresh fish. -its tart and sweet. (like me :))
_

Growing up my grandparents had it growing in their backyard. We were always warned "DO NOT EAT THE LEAVES", because they're poisonous. (is that correct odinthor? ;))

tovangar2 Dec 5, 2016 2:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7641773)


T2, do you think this could be the Flora Apts. even though the sign above the front entrance says 'Floral'?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/wsud3E.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...d/31100/rec/10

I believe it does say "Floral" on the Baist map. I just didn't have it enlarged enough. You've found it! Excellent :-) :previous: Is that the McFarland barn on the right edge of the photo?

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Ty...OZA=w1366-h768
baist 1921, plate 7


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