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ethereal_reality Feb 6, 2019 10:14 PM

One more thing.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/4ytK4g.jpg

I could be wrong, but I believe this is the first time we have seen a good photo of the horizontal Purser Apt. sign.



https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/pTjFpe.jpg
DETAIL 1912

It looks like the sign might have been back-lit.






Not to be confused with the other Purser Apts. at 1126 Olive Ave.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...921/h3ZMaJ.jpg
we have seen this before / but the image is missing. calisphere

Perhaps the same person owned both buildings? :shrug:

Is that your car GW?

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ethereal_reality Feb 6, 2019 10:24 PM

Here's the Purser Apts in this famous color image. over there - - - - - >

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/rKy0q0.jpg
skyscraperpage

GaylordWilshire Feb 7, 2019 12:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 8463273)
GW, I think your house is 503 S. St. Andrews Place. Comparing the photo above with the one below, the house has been
painted and the palm trees near the sidewalk have grown, but the shape and details of the house look the same:

https://i1165.photobucket.com/albums...psrtjaqhfu.jpg

UCLA/Islandora/SeeingSunset

503 S. St. Andrews even has that little roundish room on its NE corner:


EXCELLENT, FW--thank you. It was built in early 1913 by I. M. Decker, who seems to have been responsible for a number of houses in the vicinity. The owner from 1921 or so was Charles F. Zaruba, proprietor of the Washington Photoplay Theater. His family was there into the '40s. His wife was Emma Loeffler Zaruba, an opera star.

Illithid Dude Feb 7, 2019 9:31 AM

Hey guys. Curious if anyone has any information or can dig up any dirt / old photographs on my house at 229 24th St in Santa Monica. Apparently before I made my mark my house was ran as a brothel.

Otis Criblecoblis Feb 7, 2019 10:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 8462903)
The Hybrid Perpetual 'American Beauty' became a standard rose offered, as cut roses, by florists. As ideals in roses changed, and as improvements in rose-growing happened, other varieties of long-stemmed red roses took their place at florists' shops, of the original 'American Beauty' . . . and the class Hybrid Teas became dominant . . . but the name had become stuck in the public consciousness such that it became the generic term among those buying red roses: You'd go into a florist shop and ask for a dozen American Beauties . . . and get the long-stemmed perfectly-shaped fragrant red rose of whatever variety was currently the florist industry's favored long-stemmed perfectly-shaped fragrant red rose.

Odinthor, as a budding rose enthusiast, I can't thank you enough for this kind ensmartening! :worship:

GaylordWilshire Feb 7, 2019 1:07 PM

https://i.postimg.cc/fWtQ4XkX/ambeautybutter.jpghttps://i.postimg.cc/13Wv5Cjz/brandosteps-UT.jpg
Both Pinterest


Speaking of American Beautys...maybe it was just a southern thing--this image is from a New Orleans wall--but, with thoughts in mind of a bare Paris apartment, I thought I would try to connect it to LA via Marlon. Have we seen him lolling on his front steps before? Have we tracked down where this house might have been? (Or if it's even his house, as the source (on Pinterest) claims.) I suppose the butter would have come in here, perhaps with Wally, rather than in a Paris apartment. Anyway...

ethereal_reality Feb 7, 2019 3:50 PM

mystery location / mystery parade

I happened upon this amazing cabinet card last night on ebay.


LOS ANGELES CA California c1880 Cabinet Photo - Parade View

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/Oq8b13.png
EBAY

There appears to be an open space on the left, behind all the horses and buggies. Could this possible be Central Park? :shrug:

The mountains in the background could possibly be a clue. (I'm not very good at matching up mountain ridges) -also note the large stone house behind the flagpole.



Does anyone recognize the uniforms?
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/G33J1w.jpg
because I sure don't.



And lastly, here is the reverse of the card.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/924/AJ0kKY.jpg



As a reminder, and to newcomers: Central Park eventually became Pershing Square.

ethereal_reality Feb 7, 2019 11:55 PM

"Any idea where on Rose Avenue this pic was taken?"[/QUOTE] -ethereal reality
Quote:

Originally Posted by HenryHuntington (Post 8462768)
But, of course, e-r.

Venice Feed and Fuel is listed in the 1925 Santa Monica CD at 200 Rose Ave.
Sadly, it's no longer there; but the two-story wooden structure across the street is now The Firehouse restaurant at 213 Rose Ave.
Incidentally, the railroad crossing Rose Ave. was PE's Santa Monica Air Line.

Thanks so much Henry Huntington.

This is the fire house H H pointed out.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/yTL7TV.jpg
detail / see the complete photograph HERE




And here's that side of the street today. (arrow is above the fire station)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/STkb0g.jpg
GSV



Engine Co. No. 62
Truck Co. No. 17
213 Rose Ave. Venice

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/hqe3Pa.jpg
lafdphotoalbum

note the hill in the distance on the right. I didn't realize there was such a prominent hill in that direction.




The station has been kept in great shape! (minus the tower)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/rGIvoi.jpg
GSV

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ethereal_reality Feb 8, 2019 10:07 AM

Did Douglas Fairbanks own a cow?

Did Charlie Chaplin have a plain old mail box in 1924?

I saw this amazing photo album last night on ebay...& as far as I can tell, it's already gone.

Title Page
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/9v28ue.jpg

There were a lot of photographs so I might not post them all at once.

In my opinion..these are the most intriguing.

#1
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/4PQ40j.jpg

Does anyone know if Fairbanks owned a cow in 1924?

I don't think this is Pickfair ;)






#2
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/7r8iIK.jpg

I think they meant Anita Stewart.







#3
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/3KMCtP.jpg

Chaplin's Chicken Movie?







#4
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/aCz1kd.jpg

Wow. Chaplin's mail box.





Here's a vertical look.

#4a
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/UMX5NA.jpg

Charlie's got mail. ;)


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Noir_Noir Feb 8, 2019 1:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8465893)


7425 Franklin Avenue


https://i.imgur.com/IXmxSIP.jpg
postcardmuseum.wordpress.com



And for my next trick ...



2015 - Now you see it.


https://i.imgur.com/0aj2xDn.jpg
GSV



2016 - Now you don't.

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



2018 - Now you see it reappearing before your very eyes.


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


:tup:

Martin Pal Feb 8, 2019 5:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8465893)
Chaplin's Chicken Movie?
___________________________________________________________________

Might that be chicken "house?"

Lwize Feb 8, 2019 9:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Illithid Dude (Post 8464324)
Hey guys. Curious if anyone has any information or can dig up any dirt / old photographs on my house at 229 24th St in Santa Monica. Apparently before I made my mark my house was ran as a brothel.

Have you continued the tradition? ;)

HossC Feb 8, 2019 10:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Noir_Noir (Post 8465953)

From an article on la.curbed.com when the old house was up for sale:
Buy The Ruins Of A Silent Film Star's Franklin Avenue Mansion

Anita Stewart was a 1920s silent film star, notable enough to merit a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and though she couldn't quite make the transition to talkies, she retired from movies as one of the wealthiest women in Hollywood. When she lived in this turn-of-the-century house, it was a beautifully maintained mansion. There's no information about its history since Stewart's death in 1961 (or before that), but whatever transpired, it was bad. The terrace that was once on the front of the house disappeared and took the front of the house with it. An entire wing is just open in the back, with the bones of the house exposed to the elements. The listing has written this six-bedroom, six-bathroom broken dream off as a teardown, and that's probably what's going to happen because there's rarely such a thing as a $2.899-million fixer.
I also found this 2011 video of 7425 Franklin Avenue.

Video Link

Noir_Noir Feb 8, 2019 11:33 PM

:previous:


7425 Franklin Avenue was the residence of Kenji Nakauchi, the Japanese Consul to Los Angeles, at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.


https://i.imgur.com/TDbFb7T.jpg
Embattled Dreams: California in War and Peace, 1940-1950


https://i.imgur.com/I4J4OgF.jpg
newspapers.com - Los Angeles Times 12/08/1941


Suspected Japanese spymaster Dr. Takashi Furusawa and wife Sachiko had links to 7425 Franklin Avenue.


https://i.imgur.com/DTncKXN.jpg
Spies: A Narrative Encyclopedia of Dirty Tricks and Double Dealing

BillinGlendaleCA Feb 9, 2019 5:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8465451)
[I]
The station has been kept in great shape! (minus the tower)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/rGIvoi.jpg
GSV

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Indeed it has, it's now the Firehouse Restaurant. I saw it on my urban hike from the Expo Line station in Santa Monica to Venice. I even got a bonus fire truck on my pic:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7922/...ede24287_b.jpg_8230011.jpg by BillinGlendaleCA, on Flickr

Godzilla Feb 9, 2019 6:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 8464366)
https://i.postimg.cc/13Wv5Cjz/brandosteps-UT.jpg
Both Pinterest


Speaking of American Beautys...maybe it was just a southern thing--this image is from a New Orleans wall--but, with thoughts in mind of a bare Paris apartment, I thought I would try to connect it to LA via Marlon. Have we seen him lolling on his front steps before? Have we tracked down where this house might have been? (Or if it's even his house, as the source (on Pinterest) claims.) I suppose the butter would have come in here, perhaps with Wally, rather than in a Paris apartment. Anyway...


The image :previous: is from a November 11, 1949-LIFE collection taken when MB was "method[ically]"researching his role in the 1950 film, The Men. "The best shots are the ones of Brando in Eagle Rock, in and around the bungalow owned by his aunt Betty Lindemeyer. In some of the photos, Brando is joined by his maternal grandmother and her pooch." https://www.adweek.com/digital/marlo...lished-photos/

Here are a number of related images that might help identify both the street address and the neighborhood.
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/c4a...945892_landinghttp://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/4d9...2783e9_landing http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/192...86a7b3_landinghttp://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/a49...0dc669_landing LIFE photographed by Edward Clark



http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/b6c0efa8331d4922_large
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/b6c0efa8331d4922_large
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/4713b91cc6fa5d42_large



http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/d07f94b1991f011a_large



http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/3c509463c111f4a4_large
http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/c21ac02267945835_large

Godzilla Feb 9, 2019 7:08 PM

The :previous: LIFE images were unidentified. These appear to be Marlon visiting Olvera Street. ;)




http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/9980ffa4a3b5e8fd_largehttp://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/9980ffa4a3b5e8fd_large



http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/54e41b1cc1590cdc_largehttp://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/54e41b1cc1590cdc_large

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/4409d28c68d83303_largehttp://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/4409d28c68d83303_large




http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/16d90b633d148ccf_largehttp://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/16d90b633d148ccf_large

alanlutz Feb 9, 2019 10:40 PM

[QUOTE=Godzilla;8467715]The :previous: LIFE images were unidentified. These appear to be Marlon visiting Olivera Street.


Please note there is no i in Olvera Street. "Earlier called Vine Street, Calle Olvera (Olvera Street) was renamed in 1877 after Agustin Olvera, the first judge of the County of Los Angeles who owned an adobe home in this area."

Godzilla Feb 9, 2019 11:10 PM

:previous:


Thanks. You are correct.


http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/20896dc1f863ce98_largehttp://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/20896dc1f863ce98_large

ethereal_reality Feb 10, 2019 2:49 AM

This photograph of Anita Stewart's home helped me solve a mini-mystery. :)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/eHbcG5.jpg
ebay / from 1924 photo album





I've had this photograph in one of my files..and have always wondered where it was taken. [see below]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/0rMReg.jpg
charliechaplin.com

If I'm not mistaken, this is the Anita Stewart house!

Category :
The Pilgrim
Description :
Girl's home exterior


'The Pilgrim' is a Charlie Chaplin movie filmed in 1923, a year before the snapshot was taken.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/AWYND9.jpg
IMDB
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update:

Now that the two photographs are side by side........
I see that the columns on the Anita Stewart house are placed in pairs while the columns on The Pilgrim house are individually spaced.

I guess this means my mini-mystery remains unsolved. :( *sad*



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