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ethereal_reality Mar 31, 2018 8:52 PM

ice companies ending in 'SON'
 
OOPS. I somehow missed Hoss' earlier post.


#1, #2 and #3
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/zenCmg.jpghttps://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/GhPEay.jpghttps://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/PnuWzk.jpg
EBAY

I might have found the location of the 1920s snapshots.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/e5A9OI.jpg
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/Z4N64b.jpg
GSV

The Jefferson Ice Company was location along this stretch of Jefferson Blvd. back in the 1920s.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/vWWq8W.png
lapl

The buildings do not match perfectly, but it's been many years since the snapshots were taken.

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I actually found two ice companies that end in 'son'.

The Olson Ice Company was briefly* located at

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/DcouPB.jpg
lapl

* S. A. Olson only appears in one directory, where as the Jefferson Ice Co. is in numerous directories.

You can check out the Olson location HERE


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ethereal_reality Mar 31, 2018 9:43 PM

'mystery' location (sort of)


"Lillian Gish at her home during the filming of 'A Duel in the Sun' 1946"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/n2aBKl.jpg
PINTEREST

I finally I figured out where this wishing well photograph was taken.





You can see the base of the well in the lower right corner. (note the curved sidewalk)

OLD FILE
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/6uKaXZ.jpg

Does anyone recognize this place?




I KNOW, RIGHT? UNBELIEVABLE

BillinGlendaleCA Mar 31, 2018 11:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8139232)
'mystery' location (sort of)


"Lillian Gish at her home during the filming of 'A Duel in the Sun' 1946"


I finally I figured out where this wishing well photograph was taken.





You can see the base of the well in the lower right corner. (note the curved sidewalk)

OLD FILE
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/6uKaXZ.jpg

Does anyone recognize this place?




I KNOW, RIGHT? UNBELIEVABLE

Looks really similar to Sharron Tate's house.

ETA: The house was torn down, for obvious reasons.

ETA2: Yup, it's the same house: http://rockandrollroadmap.com/places...on-tate-house/

ethereal_reality Apr 1, 2018 3:28 AM

Yes BillinGlendaleCA, it is 10050 Cielo Drive.

I was familiar with the photograph of Lillian Gish sitting on the wishing well, but had no idea where it was taken.
A few days ago I found Gish's name on a rather long list of former tenants of 10050 Cielo Drive. That got me thinking about the old wishing well photograph.

and lo-and-behold, there was the wishing well plain as day.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/04LaOB.jpg
HOUSE-CRAZY


Closer look at the image with the wishing well.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/b1TYdb.jpg
DOUG E DOUG


“Cielo” means heaven in Spanish.

ethereal_reality Apr 1, 2018 5:09 AM

HAPPY EASTER NOIRISHERS

https://imageshack.com/a/img923/1885/HifMdp.gif

Krell58 Apr 1, 2018 6:16 AM

I recognized that house by the color. Happy Easter everybody! Oh, when is the Missouri get together?

odinthor Apr 1, 2018 3:52 PM

Not many people know that there is a palm tree species native to the environs of L.A., extending into local desert washes and ravines, Washingtonia robusta ssp. vernalis, which has inflorescences that strongly resemble Easter Baskets.

https://s26.postimg.org/5oaqn0ujd/bunnypalm.jpg
www.dreamstime.com

Scientists are currently in heated debate concerning the evolutionary processes which brought this about.

Noir_Noir Apr 1, 2018 5:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 8139647)
Not many people know that there is a palm tree species native to the environs of L.A., extending into local desert washes and ravines, Washingtonia robusta ssp. vernalis, which has inflorescences that strongly resemble Easter Baskets.

https://s26.postimg.org/5oaqn0ujd/bunnypalm.jpg
www.dreamstime.com

Scientists are currently in heated debate concerning the evolutionary processes which brought this about.


They are a decorative tree and usually no problem ... except when the wind gets up they can be a bit of a nuisance.

http://www.laparent.com/wp-content/u...nt-768x576.jpg

Lwize Apr 1, 2018 6:07 PM

http://www.latimes.com/resizer/DQKXm...NCMQV2RXLA.jpg
(latimes.com)

Quote:

Originally Posted by LA Times

One of downtown's oldest tall buildings, the former Los Angeles offices of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, sold this week for nearly $70 million to a residential developer.

Now known as the Santa Fe Lofts, the 11-story tower at Main and 6th streets, which opened in 1908, has been an apartment building for more than a decade and was owned by investor Capital Foresight.

The new owner, MWest Holdings, plans to spend an additional $6 million to renovate and upgrade the 132-unit complex, said Matthew Ellis, chief investment officer of the Sherman Oaks landlord and developer.

MWest specializes in turning some of the city's oldest buildings into luxury housing. Company projects include the Wilshire Royale and Park Wilshire apartment buildings near MacArthur Park, which date to the 1920s, and the San Fernando Building, completed in 1906 in what is now downtown's Old Bank District.

Thousands of new luxury housing units have been built downtown in the last few years, but old buildings can still compete for tenants, Ellis said.

"There are a finite number of these historic buildings and it is our belief these buildings will outperform in good markets and bad," he said. "People love the high- ceilinged, light-filled units these historic buildings provide."

To help compete with new buildings, MWest will improve the roof deck and add tenant amenities to the now-unused basement, including a gym, business center and screening room.

The upgrade that will begin shortly is another sign that the neighborhood has substantially improved in the last two decades, said real estate broker Mike Condon Jr. of Cushman & Wakefield, who helped arrange the Santa Fe Lofts sale, which closed Thursday.

The Santa Fe Lofts is across the street from the former Pacific Electric Red Car train terminal and headquarters, another historic building, which opened in 1905. The surrounding area was considered "fringe skid row" and widely perceived as unsafe not many years ago, Condon said.

Since then, dozens of new residential buildings have opened downtown including an apartment building that was completed last year next to the Santa Fe Lofts. "We're finally getting a nice blend of new and old buildings," Condon said.

The Santa Fe office building was considered a marvel more than a century ago when it was built by lumber mill mogul George Kerckhoff.

"The long-planned Kerckhoff Building will be one of the finest office buildings in this city of magnificent structures," The Times reported in 1907, "that will top the great Pacific Electric Building by two full stories."

An addition to the Kerckhoff building was added in 1916 and the current complex is still made up of two separate structures. Kerckhoff was a partner in a business that supplied ice to Santa Fe rail cars, which led to the railroad's tenancy in the building, historian Greg Fischer said.

The railroad's La Grande Station terminal was to the east, on a site now occupied by the 438-unit One Santa Fe apartment complex built in 2014 on Santa Fe Avenue, Fischer said.

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-f...331-story.html

BillinGlendaleCA Apr 1, 2018 7:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 8139647)
Not many people know that there is a palm tree species native to the environs of L.A., extending into local desert washes and ravines, Washingtonia robusta ssp. vernalis, which has inflorescences that strongly resemble Easter Baskets.

https://s26.postimg.org/5oaqn0ujd/bunnypalm.jpg
www.dreamstime.com
Scientists are currently in heated debate concerning the evolutionary processes which brought this about.

Sounds to me like some April Fools tomfoolery.

Martin Pal Apr 1, 2018 7:42 PM

Easter Greetings!

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2u-2sc9uQi...b230f+copy.jpg

...from Shirley MacLaine...

The Hollywood Bowl has had a tradition of Easter Sunrise Services, mostly non-denominational, for nearly 100 years. The past decade the tradition has been sporadic with weather problems, construction issues and even a theft, forcing the tradition to sputter along. This year the Bowl is having an Easter program, but not at sunrise, it is happening in mid-morning, according to this article HERE.

I attended one of the Sunrise Services many years ago and irregardless of one's religious or spiritual leanings, it's quite the theatrical experience.

Bolton Canyon aka Daisy Dell: The first Easter Services at the location that would become the Hollywood Bowl were in 1919, ninety-nine years ago!

Here are some different Easter related photos of the Hollywood Bowl that I don't believe have been posted here previously. (Though I may have forgotten.)

The first services at what is known as the Hollywood Bowl were in 1921.

Hollywood Bowl Timeline Caption: MARCH 1921 - The Los Angeles Philharmonic performs its first Easter Sunrise Service.

http://stg.hollywoodbowl.com/sites/d...er-1921-1c.jpgHollywood Bowl Museum


1929 Sunrise Service at the Hollywood Bowl.

https://vickielester.files.wordpress...ywood-bowl.jpgBeguiling Hollywood or LAPL


c.1930 - The caption for this photo says: A gift of Easter lilies from Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hoover to the participants in the Easter sunrise worship at the Hollywood Bowl." But if you read it, I believe it's "from" the Hollywood Bowl and sent "to" Herbert & Lou.

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics37/00053122.jpgLAPL


Here's an unusual press photo from Historic Images: Hollywood Bowl in Calif, people at Easter Sunrise services. Some early arrivals take no chances on having their box seat taken. Photo is dated 04-02-1940.

https://pictures.historicimages.net/...53/6752285.jpgHistoric Images

Back of photo:

https://pictures.historicimages.net/...53/6752286.jpg

Martin Pal Apr 1, 2018 7:43 PM

.
Some other related Easter photos from around SoCal:


1920's Easter Egg Hunt at the Ambassador Hotel.

https://vickielester.files.wordpress...ador-hotel.jpg


1930 - Boys 'n Bunnies on Venice Beach.

https://vickielester.files.wordpress...the-beach1.jpgBeguiling Hollywood


This is only captioned: 1941 – Easter Parade – Los Angeles. Does the building in the background look familiar to anyone?
Is the driver a chauffeur or in military uniform?

https://vickielester.files.wordpress...easter-par.jpgBeguiling Hollywood


1955 - Photograph caption dated April 11, 1955 reads, "Attending church on horseback. Rev. Joseph Harris, 75, retired Methodist minister of Burbank, raises hand as he conducts Easter services for congregation on horseback. Thirty-five riders, with horses bedecked in Easter bonnets, participated in services at Church on Horseback in Sepulveda. All were dressed in blue jeans, cowboy hats and boots."

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00083/00083789.jpgLAPL

ethereal_reality Apr 1, 2018 9:28 PM

Bunny Museum in Pasadena.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/iH2qtb.jpg
benjamin page





update:

THE BUNNY MUSEUM HAS MOVED

to this building at 2605 Lake Ave, Altadena, CA

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.1905...7i13312!8i6656

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

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odinthor Apr 1, 2018 10:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Noir_Noir (Post 8139702)
They are a decorative tree and usually no problem ... except when the wind gets up they can be a bit of a nuisance.

http://www.laparent.com/wp-content/u...nt-768x576.jpg

LOL! :tup:

odinthor Apr 1, 2018 10:22 PM

Easter Sunrise Services used to be a thing over at Avalon on Santa Catalina Island, long long ago. Strange to say, I can't seem to find any pix of the event; but I can at least show the location(s) . . . um, I think . . .

I'm not too clear on whether the services were at Avalon Bowl:

https://s26.postimg.org/pqtlxbue1/AvBowl.jpg
odinthor collection

or if they were up the funicular

https://s26.postimg.org/a5cadedax/AvBowl2.jpg
odinthor collection

at Buena Vista Park

https://s26.postimg.org/gj1dgnpwp/AvBuViPa.jpg
odinthor collection

or out further on the ridge that Buena Vista Park was on

https://s26.postimg.org/w4ip0m9kp/Av_Bu2.jpg
odinthor collection

Considering this last pic, the rising sun would actually be visible off to the right (well out of the shot), not I think visible at all from Avalon Bowl.

Noir_Noir Apr 2, 2018 12:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 8139924)
Easter Sunrise Services used to be a thing over at Avalon on Santa Catalina Island, long long ago. Strange to say, I can't seem to find any pix of the event; but I can at least show the location(s) . . . um, I think . . .

I'm not too clear on whether the services were at Avalon Bowl:

https://s26.postimg.org/pqtlxbue1/AvBowl.jpg
odinthor collection

or if they were up the funicular

https://s26.postimg.org/a5cadedax/AvBowl2.jpg
odinthor collection

at Buena Vista Park

https://s26.postimg.org/gj1dgnpwp/AvBuViPa.jpg
odinthor collection

or out further on the ridge that Buena Vista Park was on

https://s26.postimg.org/w4ip0m9kp/Av_Bu2.jpg
odinthor collection

Considering this last pic, the rising sun would actually be visible off to the right (well out of the shot), not I think visible at all from Avalon Bowl.

Pictures of the Catalina Island Easter Sunrise Service in 1939.

https://i.imgur.com/pri5F5F.jpg

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

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

From the program of events -

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

http://www.voncoelln.com/catalina/su...ice_1939.shtml

Tourmaline Apr 2, 2018 1:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7433637)

. . . . .

This image is one of four photos in "Job 3738: Lytton Savings and Loan Association, sculpture exhibition, 1964".

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...8.jpg~original
Getty Research Institute
Finally, here's a picture of Bart Lytton from "Job 3850: Bart Lytton portraits, 1965".

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


Can two wrongs a right make? Or, who is fooling on April 1?

LA Times Letter to Editor highlights the irony in Lytton Savings receiving the short shrift treatment similar to its predecessor, Garden of Allah. (Los Angeles' first swimming pool located at "The Garden?")

Quote:


To the editor: I find the complaints of the Los Angeles Conservancy to be quite ironic: The group argues that the former Lytton Savings building at Sunset and Crescent Heights boulevards should deserve historic preservation status as a "strong example of the angular Googie design style." ("Court OKs demolition of Hollywood building for Frank Gehry project, dealing a blow to preservationists," March 28.)

Where were they in 1959 when Bart Lytton stripped and auctioned off all the belongings of the Garden of Allah that had been occupying that block since 1913? It could have been called a "strong example of the turn-of-the-century, pre-WWI Craftsman design style." Not to mention, that building should have been a historic site not only for having been the home of probably more Hollywood Golden Age stars than any other place in Los Angeles, but also the putative location of the first swimming pool in L.A.

But no, "historic preservation" wasn't even considered important then; "business redevelopment" was the catchphrase of the day, and Bart Lytton was a significant proponent. He had the Garden of Allah razed to the ground barely two months after its furnishings were auctioned, and for some unexplainable reason, his Googie savings and loan building is now considered of historic significance.

I agree that there are excellent examples of Googie architecture around the Los Angeles area worthy of preservation but I consider the former Lytton building not among those examples.
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/reade...401-story.html

FWIW, a few sources suggest Picfair was a contender for first "private" swimming pool in LA area.

Quote:

The property was said to have been the first private home in the Los Angeles area to include an in-ground swimming pool, in which Pickford and Fairbanks were famously photographed paddling a canoe.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickfair

We've seen numerous "plunges," "clubs" and "baths." Bimini springs to mind. Which was first may depend upon numerous criteria: indoor, outdoor, private, public, salt, fresh, spider . . . . .




http://1125996089.rsc.cdn77.org/wp-c.../postpick3.jpghttp://1125996089.rsc.cdn77.org/wp-c.../postpick3.jpg

http://1125996089.rsc.cdn77.org/wp-c...postpick1.jpeghttp://1125996089.rsc.cdn77.org/wp-c...postpick1.jpeg


http://1125996089.rsc.cdn77.org/wp-c.../postpick2.jpghttp://1125996089.rsc.cdn77.org/wp-c.../postpick2.jpg

Remnant of first spider pool
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img843/6753/u835.jpghttp://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img843/6753/u835.jpg


Swimming pools may have been standard fare at some studios too. See e.g., Charlie Chaplin's pool.
https://photo.charliechaplin.com/ima...c_0020_big.jpghttps://photo.charliechaplin.com/ima...c_0020_big.jpg


https://photo.charliechaplin.com/ima...26_NEG_big.jpghttps://photo.charliechaplin.com/ima...26_NEG_big.jpg


https://kittypackard.files.wordpress...immingpool.jpghttps://kittypackard.files.wordpress...immingpool.jpg


Adjacent to Sydney's abode.
https://photo.charliechaplin.com/ima...ub_36a_big.jpghttps://photo.charliechaplin.com/ima...ub_36a_big.jpg



https://i.pinimg.com/736x/e1/b5/24/e...-hollywood.jpg https://i.pinimg.com/736x/e1/b5/24/e...-hollywood.jpg

odinthor Apr 2, 2018 5:47 PM

Many thanks, N_N! Just what was needed. So the services took place at Buena Vista park. By my era of Catalina visiting (starting late 1950s, when I was but a wee laddie), that park was no longer being maintained. The only relic left (other than bits of the funicular machinery abandoned about four decades earlier) was what I thought on seeing it must have been a little goldfish pond but which was--as I realized after looking at old pictures--the location of the base of the long-ago flagpole.

Mention of "Church Bell will be rung at 4:00 A.M." makes me think, with a smile, of the sounds Avalonians would have to endure, and in particular from the steamship. At some point in the afternoon, as I remember vividly, the steamship would let off a blast which would nearly rattle everything in town. It signified that the ship was soon to depart, and that anyone planning to be on it better get on board NOW. I remember being in the pool at the recently-mentioned Las Casitas bungalow hotel at the back of town, hearing the blast, and--because the next day was my own day of departure--thinking, "Ask not for whom the bell tolls. It tolls for thee."

Of course, it wasn't a bell, and wouldn't be tolling for "thee" until the following day, so I went back to splashing around in the pool...

ethereal_reality Apr 2, 2018 8:44 PM

'One of the oldest flagpoles in the city."

Here's an interesting little article about the flagpole that once stood in front of the United States Hotel.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/VuGCJZ.jpghttps://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/PEw7uF.jpg
Los Angeles Herald, 9 February 1902




The flagpole is visible in this 1939 photograph. over there-------->

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/ebtGYU.jpg
USC DIGITAL ARCHIVE





and here [in 1906]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/dGsXwq.jpg
See the rest of this photograph HERE

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odinthor Apr 2, 2018 9:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8140731)
'One of the oldest flagpoles in the city."

Here's an interesting little article about the flag pole that once stood in front of the United States Hotel.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/VuGCJZ.jpghttps://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/PEw7uF.jpg
Los Angeles Herald, 9 February 1902




The flag pole is visible in this 1939 photograph. over there-------->

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/ebtGYU.jpg
USC DIGITAL ARCHIVE





and here [in 1906]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/dGsXwq.jpg
See the rest of this photograph HERE

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Thanks, e_r, for this reminder of an L.A. historic icon!

The flagpole had been an ongoing object of attention on another discussion group of which I'm the moderator. It . . . it . . . oh, now I'm going to cry. :( After various peregrinations over its career, it most recently (2014) was seen in the construction yard of the Hall of Justice while that fine building was being brought up to snuff. Well, apparently it was made into snuff, because . . . it disappeared, and was presumably destroyed.

[throws self on bed, buries head in pillow, and cries.]


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