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Fab Fifties Fan Jul 9, 2011 4:18 AM

and another
 
Car accident 11th and Hill 1951
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/5020/11thandhill.jpg

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Fab Fifties Fan Jul 9, 2011 4:29 AM

Squoosh
 
Why's he still sitting in the car? He isn't going anywhere....
http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/4715/truckoncar.jpg
Truck overturned on car (Silverlake and London Streets),1951

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kanhawk Jul 9, 2011 5:31 AM

Doesn't that seem like an odd place to have parking meters?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fab Fifties Fan (Post 5342110)
and lives to talk about it!
http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/7875/bluffleaper.jpg

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Fab Fifties Fan Jul 9, 2011 6:57 AM

Messy
 
Dr. Joseph Gaynor, 58, suicide by slit wrist, lying on bathroom floor in luxury apartment at 1416 Havenhurst Dr. West Hollywood 1952
http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/7056/norsuicide.jpg

Dr. Gaynor in happier times
http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/8...betterdays.jpg

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Fab Fifties Fan Jul 9, 2011 7:12 AM

Bad heiress
 
Spreckels Sugar heiress Mary Lavinia Spreckels arrested for drunk driving August 1952
http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/5...iniadrunk2.jpg

Two months later, she goes to court
http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/7...viniadrunk.jpg
Look how innocent and wholesome she is:rolleyes:

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Fab Fifties Fan Jul 9, 2011 7:20 AM

Interesting......
 
Narcotics death (at rear of service station, 3822 E. Olympic Boulevard), 29 June 1952. Officer A.W. Frank; Eddie M. Gonzalez -- 22 years (1021 Murietta Street), victim; Officers discovered 50 capsules of narcotics on his person.
http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/315/narcoticsdeath.jpg

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gsjansen Jul 9, 2011 11:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5342111)

Below: A black and white version of the original Raymond Hotel in South Pasadena.

http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/7...burntin189.png
unknown

thanks for all the information on the raymond E_R, F3, and scott!

is it just me, or does this old elephant of a joint give anyone else the willie's? it kinda reminds me of this creepy hostelry

http://oldhollywood.tumblr.com/photo...mwdJSk11qzdvhi

:eek:


anyway...........some more photographs of the raymond hotel station

1924

http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics14/00006997.jpg
Source: LAPL

an undated photograph of art students sketching the station. (i'm guessing late 40's or maybe early 50's by the clothes they are wearing)

http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics14/00006737.jpg
Source: LAPL

sopas ej Jul 9, 2011 3:33 PM

Wow, wow, wow! I'm really enjoying the Raymond Hotel/Raymond Hotel Station pics. I've actually seen some of these pics before, being of course that I'm really into my town's history. I live near the site of the old hotel, I guess you can say I live at the base, or end of the southern slope, of what the locals call Raymond Hill (I was never sure if the hill is officially called Raymond Hill) near Garfield Park. Maybe some day I'll take some pictures of Raymond Hill, being that Raymond Hill Road is actually the old driveway of the hotel (what is now used as a bus shelter at the southeast corner of Raymond Hill Rd. and Fair Oaks Ave. was originally built as a waiting station for the PE streetcar stop at the entrance to what was then the driveway to the hotel), and there are even old retaining walls and such that still exist, and I assume some of the palm trees that are there date from the hotel era. The hill itself is now covered with post-WWII-era apartments. A popular restaurant called The Raymond is actually inside the old caretaker's cottage that still exists, but technically it's on the city of Pasadena's side of the city line.

http://www.theraymond.com/images/stories/about.jpg
http://www.theraymond.com/about/history.html

Fab Fifties Fan Jul 9, 2011 6:34 PM

Goose bumps....
 
Speaking of the Overlook Hotel. We stayed there one Halloween night many years ago because its haunted and we were stoned um I mean young!

It is creepy
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/945...rlookhotel.jpg

but not as creepy as the guy with the hatchet face and hitler moustache....eek:runaway:
http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/7893/eekh.jpg

(I know its not LA, but it is noirish....aaaand creepy)

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Los Angeles Past Jul 9, 2011 11:06 PM

Just a postcard I got recently that has a nice color aerial view of the remnant of Court Circle (left foreground). Probably dates to the early '60s.

http://i699.photobucket.com/albums/v...circle_sky.jpg
From my personal collection, photo by Emil Cuhel for Western Publishing & Novelty Co.

ethereal_reality Jul 10, 2011 2:39 AM

Court Circle completely cut in half! Thanks for posting Scott.

Los Angeles Past Jul 10, 2011 5:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5342791)
Court Circle completely cut in half! Thanks for posting Scott.


:) It continues to amaze me that that area around the 4-level interchange is the same general location as depicted here:


Quote:

Originally Posted by gsjansen (Post 5254252)
court circle in 1876 image looking west on temple from figueroa. court circle has been laid out, and is visible on the left

http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics49/00044314.jpg
Source: LAPL


All that radical change in only one 85-year-long human lifespan. It's nothing less than astonishing...

-Scott

GaylordWilshire Jul 10, 2011 12:28 PM

Isn't this actually Margaret Elliot under an assumed name? Where's her Oscar last seen perched on the dashboard of her Mercury?
Quote:

Originally Posted by Fab Fifties Fan (Post 5342105)
Ruby, Ruby, Ruby....tsk tsk

http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/5810/rubyt.jpg
Sobriety test, woman driver in traffic death of pedestrian, 29 February 1952. Ruby M. Reed -- 39 years (of 951 Upland Street, San Pedro, taking sobriety test by desk Sergeant at Long Beach Police Station after her car assertedly struck and killed woman pedestrian at Junipero Avenue and East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach. She failed test and was booked on felony drunk driving and manslaughter)

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Exactly how old is Jack Nicholson (man down in front)?
Quote:

Originally Posted by Fab Fifties Fan (Post 5342529)
but not as creepy as the guy with the hatchet face and hitler moustache....eek:runaway:
http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/7893/eekh.jpg

(I know its not LA, but it is noirish....aaaand creepy)

University of Colorado Archives



I love how her high-powered lawyer (Jerry Giesler?) transformed her from tramp to Spring Byington for court.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Fab Fifties Fan (Post 5342300)
Spreckels Sugar heiress Mary Lavinia Spreckels arrested for drunk driving August 1952
http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/5...iniadrunk2.jpg

Two months later, she goes to court
http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/7...viniadrunk.jpg
Look how innocent and wholesome she is:rolleyes:

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I've been away--trying to catch up--amazing new posts guys.

ethereal_reality Jul 10, 2011 2:11 PM

I'm glad you're back GaylordWilshire! I was getting worried


http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/2...historytum.gif
lahistory.com

ethereal_reality Jul 10, 2011 8:38 PM

Rare color slides that were for sale on ebay. (sorry about the green 'watermark')




http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/9...olor21940s.jpg
ebay



http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/2...ific1940se.png
ebay




http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/5...npacificc1.jpg
ebay





http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/974...lowerflori.jpg
ebay





http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/8...opularebay.jpg
ebay

Handsome Stranger Jul 10, 2011 9:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Los Angeles Past (Post 5342663)
Just a postcard I got recently that has a nice color aerial view of the remnant of Court Circle (left foreground). Probably dates to the early '60s.

I'm a little stunned at how sparse the traffic appears to be on those crazy freeways! It would be interesting to know what the population of L.A. County was then vs. what it is now.

And those color slides are a treat! I'm tempted to fire up Photoshop to remove the watermarks.

GaylordWilshire Jul 10, 2011 10:25 PM

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2...sbookcover.jpg


Love that dancing city hall, e_r. Oh, the girls too. And I never knew that the Pan-Pacific was ever pink. I just assumed it was always its later green color. I've been workin' on my Berkeley Square blog when I have spare time on the computer. The story of #18 will be posted this week--seven more houses after that plus a few other items, to come. And yes, I am shameless enough to provide the links again here:

latest post: http://berkeleysquarelosangeles.blogspot.com/

or, if you want to start from the beginning with "Beginnings":
http://berkeleysquarelosangeles.blog...eginnings.html


Re the pic above: Have we talked about The Los Angeles Book before? A nice old book about the city in 1950 by Lee Shippey and Max Yavno. I got it for next to nothing on ebay, but there sometimes cheap ones at Amazon. (I would not say you should go so far as the $90 Collector's edition...)

http://www.amazon.com/Los-Angeles-Bo...0335788&sr=1-1

Los Angeles Past Jul 10, 2011 10:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Handsome Stranger (Post 5343259)
I'm a little stunned at how sparse the traffic appears to be on those crazy freeways! It would be interesting to know what the population of L.A. County was then vs. what it is now.


Downtown traffic has always been a serious problem in L.A. My guess for why there's so few cars in this aerial photo is that it was probably taken on a Sunday. Until the later '60s, almost everyplace was closed on Sundays (especially in the PM hours). Some restaurants and almost all movie theaters were open Sundays, but you couldn't go shopping anywhere. So, generally, after church in the morning, most people stayed at home or went to the movies (which is what we did) or went "Sunday driving." Angelenos nowadays have no conception how dead things were on Sundays prior to the 1970s. There really was almost nothing to do and nowhere to go.

-Scott

nickdahammer Jul 11, 2011 3:13 AM

Perhaps even creepier is the Jack Nicholson look-alike at the bottom of the shot. I thought they photoshopped him in.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fab Fifties Fan (Post 5342529)
Speaking of the Overlook Hotel. We stayed there one Halloween night many years ago because its haunted and we were stoned um I mean young!

It is creepy
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/945...rlookhotel.jpg

but not as creepy as the guy with the hatchet face and hitler moustache....eek:runaway:
http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/7893/eekh.jpg

(I know its not LA, but it is noirish....aaaand creepy)

University of Colorado Archives


ethereal_reality Jul 11, 2011 3:12 PM

The beautiful Bell & Howell building at 716 N. La Brea Ave.

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/183...llbuilding.jpg
lapl


As it appears today.

http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/922...l716nlabre.jpg
google street views

ethereal_reality Jul 11, 2011 3:15 PM

The stunning Rio Grande Gas Station on Beverly Blvd. 'Little Inn' on the left.

http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/677...vdriogrand.jpg
lapl

gsjansen Jul 11, 2011 5:22 PM

:previous:

then and now

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4147/...09786377_b.jpg

gsjansen Jul 11, 2011 7:27 PM

i did a little bit of editing to remove the watermark from the night view of the pan pacific that you had posted E_R

i too was amazed to see that it was not always green!

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6001/...2b696776_b.jpg

ethereal_reality Jul 11, 2011 8:03 PM

wow!!..thanks for removing the wmark gsjansen. It's 100% better. Can you do the other two of the Pan-Pacific?

How did you figure out where on Beverly Boulevard the Rio Grande gas station was located?

ethereal_reality Jul 11, 2011 8:17 PM

The sketchy Hotel Barrera's on Soto Street at Michigan Ave.

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/470...sotostreet.jpg
lapl



http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/6...sotostlapl.jpg
lapl




below: The building as appears today....a huge improvement.

http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/3...lewoodapts.jpg
google street views



http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/2...woodapts1a.jpg
google street views

gsjansen Jul 11, 2011 8:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5344054)
wow!!..thanks for removing the wmark gsjansen. It's 100% better. Can you do the other two of the Pan-Pacific?

How did you figure out where on Beverly Boulevard the Rio Grande gas station was located?

i'll work on the other two photos when i have a bit of time this week.

the rio grande was on the south west corner of the intersection of beverly boulevard and san vicente.

Fab Fifties Fan Jul 11, 2011 9:02 PM

The Bealsco Theater
 
The Belasco Theater has been discussed several times on this thread but I wanted to add some present day photos. I had the awesome experience of attending a fundraiser there last night and was absolutely amazed by the beauty of it. The theater has recently undergone a three million dollar renovation and it is extraordinary.

Originally financed by Edward Doheny, for the Belaso brothers, and designed by Morgan, Walls and Clements, the theater opened on November 11, 1926.

In its later history, the theater served as a church for over thirty years but had been shuttered for many years prior to renovation.

ethereal_reality posted this photo of the Belasco, next door to its sister theater the Mayan, earlier in the thread.
http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/694/mayanbelasco.jpg

Detail of the front facade in 2010
http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/853...losangeles.jpg
The entry foyer 2010
http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/250/belascofoyer.jpg

Entry lobby 2010
http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/5...entrylobby.jpg

The auditorium during renovation
http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/4...ingrenovat.jpg

The auditorium 2010
http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/3...benedetti2.jpg
http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/1...obenedetti.jpg

Detail of the proscenium
http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/9...neumdetail.jpg

All color photos courtesy Belasco Theater Foundation

ethereal_reality Jul 11, 2011 11:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gsjansen (Post 5344091)
i'll work on the other two photos when i have a bit of time this week.

the rio grande was on the south west corner of the intersection of beverly boulevard and san vicente.

Thanks :)

ethereal_reality Jul 11, 2011 11:42 PM

ABC on Vine Street, circa 1950.


http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/1...t1950wmark.jpg
lapl

Handsome Stranger Jul 12, 2011 5:50 AM

What Was There?
 
Is anyone familiar with this website?

http://www.whatwasthere.com/

It's a site for historical location photos that uses Google Maps as a basis for organization. One can use the map to select any portion of Los Angeles (or whatever city you choose), then select a vintage photo from the list of available images. You can then select "Street View" to see it superimposed on a current image of the same location, and use the "Fade" slider to dissolve between past and present.

I think the site must be fairly new. Right now there are fewer than 100 historical photos available for Los Angeles.

I also discovered an error. There is a 1927 photo of the John C. Fremont Library on Melrose Avenue that is incorrectly matched. They've paired it with a recent photo of a building that is on the opposite side of the street, one block east. The John C. Fremont Library still exists and has changed very little. (I live just one block away from it.)

Los Angeles Past Jul 12, 2011 6:13 AM

:previous:
They got the old Court House wrong, too. Right intersection, but facing the wrong direction. Still, it's a neat concept.

-Scott

so-cal-bear Jul 12, 2011 1:37 PM

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gsjansen Jul 12, 2011 2:20 PM

S_C Bear! wow! that is so cool! thank you for taking the time to make the animated gif!

speaking of pain in the you know what.............

pan pacific day without watermark

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6002/...df4e9d80_b.jpg

ethereal_reality Jul 12, 2011 4:19 PM

^^^very nice.

Fab Fifties Fan Jul 12, 2011 6:29 PM

Woodbury College
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Los Angeles Past (Post 5177147)
http://i699.photobucket.com/albums/v...llege1930s.jpg
My personal photo collection.



My mother attended Los Angeles's famed business school Woodbury College from 1934-1936. When I was growing up, she always used to point to the campus at 1027 Wilshire Boulevard (above) as the place she went to school, but I now know that building didn't open until 1937, the year after she graduated. So I'm now wondering – where was Woodbury actually located when my mom went there? Unfortunately, she's no longer around for me to ask...

Thanks to anyone who can help!

-Scott

Hi Scott,

I was just going through archives here at my work and I came across a link to this (rather badly scanned) copy of Woodbury history, including a picture of 727 S. Figueroa.

We had this link archived from a tribute article we ran last year for the late tennis great Bobby Riggs. It appears that he was a classmate of your mother's because he also graduated in 1936!

Enjoy!
http://my.woodbury.edu/SiteDirectory...Presidents.pdf

~F3

Sorry, I just noticed that this link had already been provided to you! Oops, and I was so excited....ah well:rolleyes:

Los Angeles Past Jul 12, 2011 8:35 PM

:previous:
That's alright, no worries! Thanks for the thought! If you ever do find some more info on Mom's alma mater, please lemme know.

-Scott

gsjansen Jul 13, 2011 2:53 PM

pan pacific at night image 2 without watermark

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6014/...14c34a5c_o.jpg

Handsome Stranger Jul 13, 2011 6:08 PM

With our local news media hyperventilating over this weekend's temporary closure of a section of the San Diego Freeway, I thought it would be interesting to see what this part of town used to look like.

October 25, 1956: Construction of the freeway at Wilshire & Sepulveda, taken from north of Wilshire, looking south.

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...-N-11982-025~7

source: USC Digital Archive



25 years earlier: Pepper tree lined Sepulveda Boulevard near Wilshire, February 26, 1931

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...0329/CHS-36903

source: USC Digital Archive



December 14, 1937: Looking north on Sepulveda Boulevard from Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood, showing the pepper trees as they appeared at sundown. This section of the boulevard was also known as Pepper Tree Lane.

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics04/00011889.jpg

source: Los Angeles Public Library



Oct. 19, 1935: "Celebrating the completion of a modern highway over one of Los Angeles' oldest trails, Sepulveda highway will be dedicated Sunday with gay fiesta where the highway joins with Sunset boulevard. Angeline Pagones is shown with her horse on the bridle path inspecting the new roadway. The highway follows a trail used ceturies [sic] ago by the Indians on their way to the sea". (Los Angeles Herald-Examiner)

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics44/00071930.jpg

source: Los Angeles Public Library

Los Angeles Past Jul 13, 2011 6:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Handsome Stranger (Post 5346257)
With our local news media hyperventilating over this weekend's temporary closure of a section of the San Diego Freeway, I thought it would be interesting to see what this part of town used to look like.

October 25, 1956: Construction of the freeway at Wilshire & Sepulveda, taken from north of Wilshire, looking south.

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...-N-11982-025~7

source: USC Digital Archive

This looks more like the Sunset Blvd. overpass to me.

-Scott

Los Angeles Past Jul 13, 2011 6:51 PM

Anybody got some nice photos of the doomed Mulholland Drive 405 overpass when it was new? I remember when that was built. I'd never seen a highway bridge that tall before!

-S

gsjansen Jul 13, 2011 8:09 PM

:previous:

fairly recent photograph
http://images.thecarconnection.com/l...00351955_l.jpg
Source: Disaster wise blog


just prior to opening 1960

http://www.jewishjournal.com/images/...ion_070811.jpg
Source: Jewish journal

this one you can really appreciate the height!

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6149/...efa4d148_o.jpg
Source: Interstate guide

405 under construction at the mulholland over pass

http://thesource.metro.net/wp-conten...v2-590x567.jpg
Source: The source metro

view looking from sepulveda at the embankment used in the construction of the overpass, prior to removing it for the 405 freeway

http://thesource.metro.net/wp-conten...1960-rev11.jpg
Source: The Source Metro

the 405 under construction beneath the mulholland overpass

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6023/...f963cfc5_o.jpg
Source: The Source Metro

so-cal-bear Jul 13, 2011 8:55 PM

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Los Angeles Past Jul 13, 2011 10:43 PM

Tales of the 405
 
Nice pics! Thanks gsj!

When the 405 opened, it was a huge deal to us folks who lived "out of town," whether in the Valley or elsewhere. I remember my mom rejoiced when the northern section of the San Diego Freeway opened. Before 1960, it took practically all day to drive from our house in the east SGV to Mom's sister's place in Manhattan Beach. Consequently, we didn't go there very often - until the San Diego Freeway opened over Sepulveda Pass, that is. From 1961 to 1963, the fastest way to get from points east to the beaches was actually to take the Golden State Freeway from the San Bernardino, then take the Ventura Freeway west to the new San Diego Freeway, and then south over the Santa Monica Mountains. (Notice I use the names of the freeways, not the highway numbers. It wasn't until the 1970s that people started using the numbers more often than the names. In the '60s there were fewer than ten freeway routes, after all; it was just easier to call them by their names.) When the Santa Monica Freeway was completed in 1963, though, that marked the end of us taking the northern route through the Valley to the beaches. After that, we went to Aunt Lorraine's house a lot. (Oh, joy.)

After freshman year in college (1973), my friend Richard and I went to summer school at UCLA. We got an apartment on Kester in Sherman Oaks and drove over the Sepulveda Pass every weekday. More often than not, though, we'd avoid the freeway and take old Sepulveda Blvd. to and from school. Generally it was lots quicker! We'd barrel along the curvy road either in his '66 Pontiac 2+2 convertible or in my '67 Mustang. Man that was fun, just blowing by all the stop-and-go folks on the freeway. We always wondered why lots more people didn't take Sepulveda Blvd. over the hills. Just because a road's called a "freeway" doesn't necessarily mean it's the fastest way!

-Scott

gsjansen Jul 14, 2011 3:12 PM

a very nice 1953 image of nbc looking south on sunset across argyle

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._1622629_n.jpg
Source: Photo posted by Richard Wojcik on Face Book

Fab Fifties Fan Jul 14, 2011 10:32 PM

The Hellman Mansion
 
The beautiful Marco Hellman mansion once stood proudly at 3350 Wilshire Blvd. An L.A. landmark built in 1902, the mansion played host to many a social gathering of the rich and powerful.

The Hellman family was considered the oldest and most influential Jewish family in Los Angeles, having first settled there in 1859. Marco Hellman was born in the original family mansion that was at the corner of Fourth & Spring Streets, where the Hellman Building (now Banco Popular) has stood since 1897. The Hellman Building and the Hellman mansion were both designed by Alfred Rosenheim.

After Marco Hellman's death in 1920, the mansion changed hands twice before being razed in 1950 to make way for an office building. During the mansion's last life, it was a commercial enterprise that was rented out for private functions. It must have been in that period when they hung that ugly fire escape off of the side. The pictures below were taken just prior to the start of demolition.

Side view
http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/5...onsideview.jpg
Partial front view
http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/727...npartialfr.jpg
Foyer fireplace (one of nine fireplaces)
http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/1...nfireplace.jpg
Grand Staircase & Foyer
http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/9...nsionfoyer.jpg

3350 Wilshire Blvd. today
http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/2...shiretoday.jpg

USC Digital Library

Fab Fifties Fan Jul 14, 2011 10:52 PM

Now this is LA Noir!
 
From the Los Angeles Herald Examiner December 9, 1951. Fisticuffs between two women in a Burbank cocktail lounge early today led to the death by beating of one man and the suicide of his assailant, the husband of one of the women, police reported.

Dead were George R. Wolter, 37, of 1616 East Garfield Avenue, Glendale, and Douglas H. Slover, 34, of 519 1/2 East Providencia Avenue, Burbank.

Officers said the trouble began when Slover's wife, Jessie, 34, and Mrs. Dorothy Vogeler Lee became involved in an argument about 'always being in the bar'. Verbal exchanges led to the trading of stinging slaps to the face, officers said, at which time Wolter assertedly moved in to shove Mrs. Slover. Slover, an aircraft worker, then knocked Wolter to the floor and according to the accounts of some witnesses, police said, kicked him about the head. The Slovers then rushed Wolter to St. Joseph's Hospital, where he died.

Leaving Mrs. Slover at the hospital, Mr. Slover returned home, where police arrived a short time later. After knocking on the door without answer several times, the officers heard a shot inside, kicked in the door and found Slover in the bedroom, where he had killed himself with a bullet through his mouth. Officers said he apparently was writing a farewell letter to his wife when they interrupted him. Beside Slover they found a penciled note which admonished his wife 'not to think too harshly of this horrible way' The note added cryptically: 'Sorry for everything. I've failed...'".

Murderer/suicider Mr. Slover
http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/5300/mrslover.jpg

Slap Happy Mrs. Slover
http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/4831/mrsslover.jpg

Ah, good times at the local watering hole:drunk:

USC Digital Library/ LA Herald Examiner collection

Handsome Stranger Jul 15, 2011 4:36 AM

Thank Dog they knocked down that gorgeous old mansion to make way for a mundane, run-of-the-mill office building. I'll just be over in the corner over here, weeping profusely.

ethereal_reality Jul 15, 2011 7:43 PM

The Bireley's bottling plant was located at 1127 N. Mansfield Ave. in Hollywood.


http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/7...gnbireleys.jpg
lapl



http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/1...nbireleys1.jpg
lapl



http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/5869/laplbi6.jpg



http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/963/laplbi6aebay.jpg


non-carbonated? Has anyone tasted this?


interesting link to a brief history of Bireley's.
http://armandsrancho.blogspot.com/2009/03/bireleys.html

http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/994/laplbi5rem.jpg

I love old reminisces like this.


_____________

ethereal_reality Jul 15, 2011 7:51 PM

A noirish look at Ventura Blvd. circa 1960

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/425...vd1960geor.jpg
George Brich




http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/4...vd1960geor.jpg
George Brich

jg6544 Jul 15, 2011 8:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5348454)

I drank Bireley's drinks a lot when I was younger; I remember orange and grape. They were quite good, actually.


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