SkyscraperPage Forum

SkyscraperPage Forum (https://skyscraperpage.com/forum/index.php)
-   Found City Photos (https://skyscraperpage.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=23)
-   -   noirish Los Angeles (https://skyscraperpage.com/forum/showthread.php?t=170279)

nadeau Nov 27, 2019 3:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 8760048)
https://66.media.tumblr.com/c3b873aa...90ro1_1280.jpg
MaryEllen

Rather spooky. 1992 Clayton Moore, Television’s “Lone Ranger,” at home in Los Angeles, CA This is his Calabasas home.

At home with Hoppy....just another day.:D:D

The real life of a star. Mom and this costume. There had to be more.

ethereal_reality Nov 27, 2019 3:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Noir_Noir (Post 8759162)
How many of the gentlemen were drawn to 216 because they missed Mother?

https://i.imgur.com/2MCmfm8.jpg
cdnc.ucr.edu - Los Angeles Herald - 4 February 1915


The CD listings for 216 W. 21st Street in 1915.

Adaline R. Jacoby, wid Danl
Clara E. Hackenyos, wid Bert

Warren B. Craig, auto opr
Wilbert Day, clk
Harry Linder, clk
Alex McKenzie, painter
Clair E. Ross, cement wkr
Glenn Ross, cement wkr


For 1916 it's Adaline and Clara with

Athol Freeman, clk
Leroy F. Jacoby, sheetmetal wkr
Elwood Riddle, horseshoer
William Thomas, auto mech
_____________________________________________________

Excellent fact finding, Noir Noir

. . .but I don't see anyone on the lists that is associated with USC Medical School. :shrug:


I have a couple of questions for you, noirishers.

Are there more letters after 'Leonard', or are the squiggles fancy calligraphy?

Do you agree the first two initials are J. J. ?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/kouCAd.jpg
detail


I still believe this gentleman is the one associated with USC.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/bxSl3I.jpg
detail

Original photograph HERE
.

ethereal_reality Nov 27, 2019 3:59 AM

Composition in Brown.

"1972 kodachrome Photo Slide 1950s or 60s Thunderbird car Los Angeles County"...eBay

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/14BBRI.jpg

A perfect match!

hmm...do you think the owner of the apartment building is also the owner of the Thunderbird..and he bought the car to match the building?

Or...did he already own the Thunderbird so he painted the apartment to match his car?

Or...Does the Thunderbird have nothing to do with the apartment building?





...NOTE THAT IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME....(wreath on the door & four plastic candles by the tree/plant on the right)

CityBoyDoug Nov 27, 2019 4:01 AM

https://live.staticflickr.com/7328/2...e3484c_c_d.jpg
flickr

A very rare 1942 Cadillac registered in California. Los Angeles.

BillinGlendaleCA Nov 27, 2019 4:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8760259)
Composition in Brown.

"1972 kodachrome Photo Slide 1950s or 60s Thunderbird car Los Angeles County"...

A perfect match!

hmm...do you think the owner of the apartment building is also the owner of the Thunderbird..and he bought the car to match the building?

Or...did he already own the Thunderbird so he painted the apartment to match his car?

Or...Does the Thunderbird have nothing to do with the apartment building?





...NOTE THAT IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME....(wreath on the door & four plastic candles by the tree/plant on the right)

I don't think that's an apartment building, I think it's a fugly single family residence.

LA Kitty Kat Nov 27, 2019 5:35 AM

E_R, I believe the squiggles after the name are the abbreviation for Jr.

LA Kitty Kat Nov 27, 2019 5:40 AM

Just curious...
 
CBD, Do you know what building is behind the rare '42 Cadillac?

CityBoyDoug Nov 27, 2019 10:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LA Kitty Kat (Post 8760315)
CBD, Do you know what building is behind the rare '42 Cadillac?

No I do not...does anyone?:shrug:

rick m Nov 27, 2019 4:47 PM

notes on pre-tunnel view south on Hill St. to Court St. homes
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nadeau (Post 8754462)
I have a shot of this intersection prior to the tunnel being built. It has some of the same structures visible. Problem is, I don’t quite know how to make a good scan of it, and the print isn’t old, so there is no provenance. I found it in a closet in a warehouse that had been converted to a soundstage. It’s too big for my scanner, and I doubt a cell phone snap will do it justice. I’d love to share it. Please advise. Thanks for all of your contributions.
https://i.postimg.cc/ry3Fvzg6/BC29-E...0-FF93-CD6.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/ry3Fvzg6/BC29-E...0-FF93-CD6.jpg

Origin Unknown

The Gillette place would've been to left off the frame in the front portion- Years later the corner home replaced by a small grocery shop---

Noir_Noir Nov 27, 2019 11:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8760241)


I have a couple of questions for you, noirishers.

Are there more letters after 'Leonard', or are the squiggles fancy calligraphy?

Do you agree the first two initials are J. J. ?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/kouCAd.jpg
detail


I still believe this gentleman is the one associated with USC.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/bxSl3I.jpg
detail


There's a period at the end of the name which suggests it's "Jr." for Junior.


With that in mind, a quick scan of old USC related material on their library site throws up the name "A. T. Leonard Jr." in an alumni magazine from 1926.
That fits nicely as a possibility but the search facility on the site is not co-operating with me to narrow it down. :shrug:

Earl Boebert Nov 28, 2019 12:48 AM

Noir_Noir Posteth:

Quote:

There's a period at the end of the name which suggests it's "Jr." for Junior.


With that in mind, a quick scan of old USC related material on their library site throws up the name "A. T. Leonard Jr." in an alumni magazine from 1926.
That fits nicely as a possibility but the search facility on the site is not co-operating with me to narrow it down.
Well deciphered! I agree, A.T. must be our man.

Cheers,

Earl

Arch2000 Nov 28, 2019 1:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8075777)
At least the massive scoreboard and videoboard have been removed from atop the peristyle.

awful :yuck:
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/1CqN0p.jpg
youtube screengrab




Does anyone know if the central part of the peristyle is hollow? -or is there just enough room for wiring and what-not.

note the door-like opening to the right of my red arrow.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/PkvJ9N.jpg
youtube screengrab



_


Here's a youtube video explaining how they light the torch at USC games and other events, the torch is controlled from a room within the peristyle, directly under the torch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IyxjKZUs2s

At least it was before the recent renovation, probably still is. Although I hope they would add some controls or communication between the new press box and the torch controls, with all the $$$ spent on the renovation!

ethereal_reality Nov 28, 2019 1:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LA Kitty Kat (Post 8760313)
E_R, I believe the squiggles after the name are the abbreviation for Jr.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Noir_Noir (Post 8761081)
There's a period at the end of the name which suggests it's "Jr." for Junior.


With that in mind, a quick scan of old USC related material on their library site throws up the name "A. T. Leonard Jr." in an alumni magazine from 1926.
That fits nicely as a possibility but the search facility on the site is not co-operating with me to narrow it down. :shrug:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Earl Boebert (Post 8761158)
Noir_Noir Posteth:


Well deciphered Noir Noir! I agree, A.T. must be our man.

Cheers,

Earl_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

:preview:

I knew you minions noirishers would figure it out! ;)

I'm a bit embarressed that 'JR.' didn't occur to me.... It seems kinda' obvious, now. :duh:

.

Earl Boebert Nov 28, 2019 3:36 AM

:D
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8761208)
:preview:

I knew you minions noirishers would figure it out! ;)

I'm a bit embarressed that 'JR.' didn't occur to me.... It seems kinda' obvious, now. :duh:

.

Decipherments always do, after they've been finished. :D

Cheers,

Earl

ethereal_reality Nov 28, 2019 5:39 AM

.

"The Family Tucker", Los Angeles


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/HJStzr.jpg
Curt J / flickr

Carl J. writes. . .

"My aunt and uncle, Dorothy and Wilbur Haskell, who lived in Los Angeles, California, were among the very few original purchasers of a Tucker Automobile. Dorothy was my Mom's older sister. Her husband, Wilbur Haskell was a masonry contractor, who had done well in business, even during the Depression, and was able to afford things that he wanted. He saw a new Tucker in a showroom, not far from his home. He went into the dealership and paid in full for "the first one that came in", but that didn't happen. When it became apparent that it was not going to happen, Wilbur returned to the dealership and demanded either his money back, or the keys to "that car", the one in the showroom. He got the car. The Haskells kept the Tucker until 1959, when they either sold it or traded it in on another car."



Let's take a closer look at Aunt Dorothy and the Tucker.
Does anyone recognize the neighborhood?.......
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/rmYc8N.jpg
detail


Carl J. continues. . . .

"I recently contacted Mr. Mike Schutta, Automotive Historian, Secretary of the Tucker Automobile Club. I told him what I knew, and sent him scans of the photo. His reply was fascinating to say the least. Mr. Schutta told me that there were only a couple of the cars that he did not have the complete history of. One of them was a turquoise car that was Tucker #1009. The earliest known history on that car, was when it appeared on a car lot in March of 1959, just five miles from my aunt & uncle's home. Mr. Schutta further states that it was almost certainly sold new by Southwest Tucker, located at 2021 Wellington Road, which was five to six miles from the Haskell's home.


"After it appeared on the car lot in 1959, it remained there until 1962, when it was purchased by a young man who lived just three miles from Dorothy and Wilbur. From there, it traveled about 45 miles, to Ontario, California, where it remained for a few years. In the early 1970's it was owned by a man in Frankfort, Indiana. In 1987 it was purchased by Movie Producer George Lucas, who produced the "Tucker" movie in 1988. Lucas continues to own the car."

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Wow. That's really interesting, Carl.



.

CaliNative Nov 28, 2019 5:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arch2000 (Post 8761191)
Here's a youtube video explaining how they light the torch at USC games and other events, the torch is controlled from a room within the peristyle, directly under the torch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IyxjKZUs2s

At least it was before the recent renovation, probably still is. Although I hope they would add some controls or communication between the new press box and the torch controls, with all the $$$ spent on the renovation!

My dad, who went to USC in the early '50s, told me long ago that a very old hunchback lives in the peristyle and is the keeper of the torch. He has been up there since the '32 games according to pop.

CaliNative Nov 28, 2019 6:09 AM

delete

santamonicadesign Nov 28, 2019 4:16 PM

Photoshopped
 
http://thehightoppers.com/Tucker.jpg

Martin Pal Nov 28, 2019 5:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8761391)
.

"The Family Tucker", Los Angeles


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/HJStzr.jpg
Curt J / flickr
________________________________________________________________

Interesting photo and story about the Tucker! After the movie came out, I bought one of those Franklin Mint (I believe) scale models of the car, which happened to also be turquoise. I saw one at a traveling Smithsonian exhibition in Los Angeles once, about 20 some years ago. There's a picture of me with it somewhere.

AlvaroLegido Nov 28, 2019 6:47 PM

Beautiful Yvonne !
 
The house on top nearly center (higher roof on the photograph) was still there in 1949. We see it in Criss Cross when Yvonne De Carlo parks her convertible car in front of it.


All times are GMT. The time now is 7:18 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.