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ethereal_reality Jul 20, 2015 7:35 PM

And here it is in 1939.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/661/v8v4Px.jpg
http://www.laparks.org/dos/aquatic/p...background.htm

CityBoyDoug Jul 20, 2015 8:34 PM

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psrpmgj0cn.jpg
CBDfile

Martin Pal Jul 20, 2015 8:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7101613)
I decided to remove the watermarks from a few more of them. I hope no one minds the repetition.

I cannot imagine who would, HossC, thanks. Beautiful!

I also liked that Spalding Maids Panorama photo you posted. Lots of great faces. Nice touches, too,
like the child sitting to the side in the front. I like the last girl in line, also, who seems to be yelling
out "don't forget to look at me, too" by posing with her left foot positioned in the opposite direction
as everyone else! LOL!
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Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7100817)

I just heard about this yesterday. Ugh.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7100817)
It's interesting to note that during WWII, the building was covered in camouflage netting. (Mitchell Camera Corp. was manufacturing bomb-sights at this location)
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Were they manufacturing the infamous "Norden" bomb-sights?
I don't know if there even were any other kinds.

ethereal_reality Jul 20, 2015 8:54 PM

Jerry wrote:

"For more information and photos on Corriganville, visit my web site at http://movielocationsplus.com/corrigan/enter1.htm "
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Jerry's site is a wealth of information for all things Corriganville! Be sure to check it out.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...661/cV8KT2.jpg
http://movielocationsplus.com/corrigan/enter1.htm

*I went back and attributed the 'Silvertown' photograph I posted earlier to your web-site.

tovangar2 Jul 20, 2015 9:22 PM

The Factory / Studio One / Mitchell Camera Corp
 
New buildings of similar design are popular. The public likes them because they look familiar and historic.

Surely an adaptive reuse can be found for the Factory. It looks tailor-made to be the center of a creative development. I hope West Hollywood gets its act together on this one.



New "old" buildings:

The "Marketplace" building, Century City Shopping Center:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-W...21158%2BPM.jpg
seeing-stars

Anawalts Lumber, WLA:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-a...20035%2BPM.jpg
gsv

ethereal_reality Jul 20, 2015 9:38 PM

Perhaps this young lad just returned from a visit to Corriganville. ;)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...540/YXXohc.jpg
eBay

Pasadena, 1960s.

Andys Jul 20, 2015 9:52 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7101636)

In the late 50's/early 60's, my friends and I would bicycle from Atwater (Village), across the LA river pedestrian bridge to what we called The Griffith Park Pool (?) countless times. Fond summertime memories as a kid. As I recall, they had a morning session, and an afternoon session. Fifteen cents per session, as I recall.

Andys

oldstuff Jul 20, 2015 9:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7101760)
Perhaps this young lad just returned from a visit to Corriganville. ;)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...540/YXXohc.jpg
eBay

Pasadena, 1960s.

The bumper sticker on the car looks like it says "Old Miner's Days" an event which is still held each year at Big Bear Lake

ethereal_reality Jul 20, 2015 10:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7101743)
Surely an adaptive reuse can be found for the Mitchell Camera Factory.
It looks tailor-made to be the center of a creative development. I hope West Hollywood gets its act together on this one.

:previous: I agree t2. With it's unique history, it should be saved.




This snapshot from the 1920s has all kinds of written 'clues', but I can't make heads or tails out of it.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...912/rVmONH.jpg
eBay

in white border:
"These Hollywood Quizz Kids & I. Watched girls on side walk instead of camera."
"SPL Packard Speedster"

in black border:
"Chauffeur for Rudolph Valentino" (with arrow pointing toward photograph)
"These are not his kids, movie stars and relatives kids."
"Rudolph Valentino liked me because my name was Rood(?)."
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If you look closely, there is a movie camera in front of the car. (and it looks like the car is being towed)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...661/I3h6eD.jpg

And there's a mighty fine house in the background as well.


I believe this is from the same seller that had the photographs I posted back in May showing a silent movie being filmed at the Muller Bros. Service Station. (6380 Sunset Blvd.)

Here's the earlier post:
http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=28764

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Good job CityBoyDoug on the '9 Million Views' faux-Hollywood Sign.

CityBoyDoug Jul 21, 2015 12:38 AM

Bombs Away......
 
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7100817)
Well this is shitty news.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...912/yzZzMx.jpg
story here: http://www.latimes.com/local/westsid...719-story.html




and today:
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...905/Nc8r94.jpg
gsv


It's interesting to note that during WWII, the building was covered in camouflage netting. (Mitchell Camera Corp. was manufacturing bomb-sights at this location)

More information by Mayor_Shaw here:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=10105

From the 1970s to the 1990s this was the location of 'Studio One', arguably the most famous gay bar in Los Angeles.

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The Norden Bombsight was a CLASSIFIED complicated bombing device that actually required the Bombardier Officer to ''fly the plane'' when it was over the target.
When I was a kid my uncle talked about it with great reverence. No other nation had anything like it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps50fnkqt9.jpg
google

Andys Jul 21, 2015 12:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by corriganville (Post 7101064)
Jerry

Jerry,

I very much enjoyed your Corriganville site. My memories are from a later time after the 1970 fire. Explored the property many times, though not much was left of the town; the barn, some out buildings, and one of the soundstages remained; the saloon I believe. The "Hopetown" signage was still up. Sometime in the mid 1970's, they sadly used the property to run a motocross race through many of the roadway film locations. I visited Corriganville (Park) recently; how sad to see the resultant fire took out what had remained of the town, and only a few foundations remain.

Andys

Tetsu Jul 21, 2015 12:48 AM

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Originally Posted by dannywa01 (Post 7100999)
I actually looked at the wiki link that tovangar2 linked in her reply and that was the first thing I noticed! That's pretty amazing. I did some digging up of my own on the street I now reside in, and found a VERY interesting article that I'm sure you guys would LOVE to read.

http://cemeteryguide.com/gotw-parker.html

And to think I live about 300 feet away! Get to reading, its very interesting! Sad, but intriguing, and scary!

Interesting and spooky stuff for sure. As I recall, the murder of Marion Parker was pretty extensively covered here on NLA, starting with this post from page 89.

Mstimc Jul 21, 2015 1:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7101932)
The Norden Bombsight was a CLASSIFIED complicated bombing device that actually required the Bombardier Officer to ''fly the plane'' when it was over the target.
When I was a kid my uncle talked about it with great reverence. No other nation had anything like it.

I got to see one up close at the old Planes of Fame Museum in Buena Park in the 1970's. As I recall, the description said the bombsights were outfitted with a small explosive so the bombardier could destroy it if the plane was forced to land in enemy territory. I suppose being shot down took care of the problem anyway. None was captured intact by the Germans nor the Japanese.

Bristolian Jul 21, 2015 4:55 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7097834)
Thanks for your help Henry_H. I appreciate it.
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Here are a couple enigmatic photographs from 1920s Los Angeles.

description from eBay.
"Vintage SAPS (letters on sign?) Los Angeles Aeroplane Junk-Yard Photo"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/537/h9MFud.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-SAPS...item28030d04d7

:previous: Is that Baldwin Hills in the distance?


And later in the day, I came across this second photograph.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/537/r9ABqz.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-LOS-...item28032eb4ba

Does anyone have any ideas where this might be?

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Hey, I'm new here but have been reading for a while and I really enjoy the site.

My first attempt at a contribution:
Could this be in the Long Beach area with Signal Hill in the background? It would make sense that there could have been an airplane junkyard at Long Beach Airport and a photo shot there looking southward would show Signal Hill in the distance.

ethereal_reality Jul 21, 2015 1:35 PM

:previous: Welcome Bristolian!

This mystery has been a difficult one to solve. What's especially intriguing to me is the long building in the second photograph.
What is that bell-shaped object over the front entrance? And is the small 'house-like room' on the roof a sort of a lookout 'tower'?

And I don't know my geography well enough to tell if the hills in the background are Baldwin or Signal.

I also was hoping someone here on NLA might recognize some of the aircraft.
I thought that might be a WWI era tank on the right in the first photograph, but now I'm not so sure.

Plus, there's that enigmatic sign in the first photograph. The seller on eBay thought it said SAPS.
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So thanks for your hypothesis Bristolian. You could be on to something.

*There was also a 'Wilmington Airport' in between Bixby Slough and Figueroa.
You can read more about it and others in the Long beach area here:
http://www.airfields-freeman.com/CA/..._LongBeach.htm

ethereal_reality Jul 21, 2015 2:14 PM

"If you build it they will come."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...905/9cONST.jpg
eBay

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...538/F5ZU6d.jpg

It looks like Mr. Zabendin built his trout filled 'lake' in his very own backyard. I wonder if he got the proper permits? ;)
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oldstuff, do you think you could dig up some information on Clarence Zabendin?
His home address might prove to be the location of his lake folly.


Here's a closer look at the people.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...538/iEYEM9.jpg
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ethereal_reality Jul 21, 2015 2:20 PM

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...538/WBFsGH.jpg
eBay

I believe that says 'spaghetti' over the front entrance.


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...538/22xq1D.jpg
eBay

Michael Mosca, Proprietor



The Café Angelino would have been located in this building.

2009
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...540/h1ZID7.jpg
gsv



2013
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...905/X3vEDX.jpg
gsv



2015 Gone!
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...537/gqM7SX.jpg
gsv
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ethereal_reality Jul 21, 2015 2:36 PM

Yet another mural controversy.

"Covering the nudes for the prudes."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/673/zoiedM.jpg
eBay

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...538/hdbzDc.jpg

Artist Frank Johnson Taylor, Beverly Hills Athletics Club, 3/28/1935.

ethereal_reality Jul 21, 2015 2:42 PM

I'm not sure where the Beverly Hills Athletic Club was located....but while looking for the address I came across this 1933 photograph on pinterest.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/673/SA8yKk.jpg
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/548594798331753451/

The "Nine O'clock Revue" (whatever that means)

left to right:
Doris Whitney, Carla Laemmle, Marcia Kreuger, Mary Ann Darling, Helen Clive and Virginia Kami.
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I'm out of town until Thursday. Have fun everyone!

John Maddox Roberts Jul 21, 2015 3:16 PM

[QUOTE=ethereal_reality;7102429]I'm not sure where the Beverly Hills Athletic Club was located....but while looking for the address I came across this 1933 photograph on pinterest.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/673/SA8yKk.jpg
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/548594798331753451/

The "Nine O'clock Revue" (whatever that means)

left to right:
Doris Whitney, Carla Laemmle, Marcia Kreuger, Mary Ann Darling, Helen Clive and Virginia Kami.

Carla Laemmle was the niece of Carl Laemmle, founder of Uiversal Pictures. She earned cinema immortality by speaking the first line in Lugosi's "Dracula." Carla died just over a year ago at the age of 103.


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