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Those Who Squirm! Dec 8, 2011 6:25 AM

Egad. Not to mention gadzooks and zounds!! Do I or do I not spy a Bell system sign for a public telephone, over on the left?

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5100152)
Below: Looking north at Spring St. & Main, 1906.
This photo is a bit odd...to me it looks much earlier than 1906.
Also, I hope to god that girl is not choking a puppy.


http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/9...tmainlooki.jpg
usc digital archive


GaylordWilshire Dec 8, 2011 1:25 PM

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics24/00046690.jpgLAPL

Squirm... I think what you might be seeing on that round sign is the Anheuser "A" also seen on the building... and on the bridle and harness parts of the horses hauling suds in the picture above. Sad to say that Bob Yeakel's Wilshire Oldsmobile has been replaced by the blank side wall of a Ralphs.

ethereal_reality Dec 8, 2011 7:48 PM

A marble subway (i.e. tunnel) between the two Rosslyn Hotel buildings?
VERY intriguing!

ethereal_reality Dec 8, 2011 7:59 PM

I just found this slight reference to the mystery tunnel.

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/672/rosslyntunnel.jpg
http://bgfa.blogspot.com/2007/09/his...f-rosslyn.html

Fab Fifties Fan Dec 8, 2011 8:08 PM

I found these two photos of early Hollywood residences on e-Bay. I am curious as to whether I can garner some more information on them from my fellow sleuths on this thread.

I would estimate that these were taken in the 20's or maybe very early thirties.

Can anyone read the signs? I don't have that good of a monitor or eyesight.
http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/715...galowcourt.jpg
I really love these bungalows and hope they still exist!

Can anyone pinpoint this area?
http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/9...ywoodhomes.jpg
e-Bay images

~Jon Paul

ethereal_reality Dec 9, 2011 1:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fab Fifties Fan (Post 5509528)


Jon Paul, at first I thought this might be the Grauman Bungalow Court Apartments on Melrose Avenue between Alexandria and Kenmore.

http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/5...galowcourt.jpg
LAPL

.....small differences and the sidewalks don't match :(

ethereal_reality Dec 9, 2011 1:54 AM

Many people are unaware that Sid Grauman built this bungalow court in 1922.

Here is another photograph.

http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/416...owcourtoff.jpg
LAPL


Further information from LAPL

http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/1...owcourt1de.jpg
http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=73941

I need to research those 7 shops at the corner of Melrose and Kenmore. I had no idea they even existed.

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ethereal_reality Dec 9, 2011 2:07 AM

...back to Restaurant Row for a bit.

Does anyone remember this mid-century building on La Cienega just south of 3rd Street.

http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/8...b1963wmark.jpg
unknown





below: It was used in 1978 for the disco movie 'Thank God It's Friday'. Notice the iconic slanted pillars.

http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/4346/fitgif1978.jpg
columbia pictures






below: Today, the site is a Loehmann's Store. The Beverly Center can be seen in the right background.

http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/9...skosloehma.jpg
google street view

GaylordWilshire Dec 9, 2011 2:34 AM

:previous:

and I love the juxtaposition of the bug-eyed Sprite and the '61 Coupe de Ville...

ethereal_reality Dec 9, 2011 2:46 AM

At one time, the restaurant next to the 'Gay 90s' was the 'Roaring 20s'.


http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/8610/firestrow1.jpg
postcard/ebay




below: Interior of 'The Roaring 20s'. Shown is singer Sheri Steiger fronting a dixieland band.

http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/2...tiesnightc.jpg
http://www.synthetrix.com/huddle/20sc.htm


http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/8017/firoaringpc1b.jpg

http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/563/firoaringpc1.jpg

above: Cutie Chuties!?! Who wrote this stuff?


http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/4...oaringpc1a.jpg

A shooting gallery would mean something entirely different today. Kinda sad


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Before becoming 'The Roaring 20s', the restaurant was briefly 'The Sports Page', a short lived restaurant/nightclub for sports writers and professional athletes. The photograph below is from 1959.

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/7...ecameroari.jpg
http://www.synthetrix.com/huddle/SP.htm

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westcork Dec 9, 2011 4:44 AM

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2535/...2358c67ccd.jpg
http://www.flickriver.com/photos/chr...gs/restaurant/

http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1009/4...5b55ace77b.jpg
The Captain's Table, La Cienega at Third, Los Angeles, Calif. by zilf, on Flickr

FredH Dec 9, 2011 6:30 AM

The 1962 Restaurant and Entertainment Guide
 
Since we are on restaurants:

http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/8310/11070886.jpg
Lileks.com

The guide is here:

http://lileks.com/misc/key62/index.html

(scroll to the bottom of each page and click next)

3940dxer Dec 9, 2011 4:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5509979)
...back to Restaurant Row for a bit.

Does anyone remember this mid-century building on La Cienega just south of 3rd Street.

http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/8...b1963wmark.jpg
unknown

Yes! In the 70's and 80's it was a big, popular multi-room disco called Osko's. 333 South La Cienega.

SHERIFFPAUL Dec 9, 2011 5:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5509959)
Many people are unaware that Sid Grauman built this bungalow court in 1922.

Here is another photograph.

http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/416...owcourtoff.jpg
LAPL


Further information from LAPL

http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/1...owcourt1de.jpg
http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=73941

I need to research those 7 shops at the corner of Melrose and Kenmore. I had no idea they even existed.

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Very Cool :tup:

3940dxer Dec 9, 2011 7:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5508696)
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-v...rosslyn130.jpgEbay

Vintage postcard drawings often exaggerate, and these of the Rosslyn are no exception. Usually I shy away from postcards here; I posted these because I think the colors are great. But my real quarry for this post was a pic of the connecting marble subway--no luck. Dinner on me at any of the Restaurant Row joints we've seen to first person who can produce a shot--3940? You seem brave, having visited the Castle of Enchantment--perhaps you can find your way into the subway. Is the passage even still open? The "Auto Drive-In Lobby" is also intriguing....

That's a dicey neighborhood at times. I can imagine the headline...

http://dkse.net/david/headline2.jpg

Actually, I happened to walk past the Rosslyn just last night when I was at Art Walk L.A. with some friends. I hadn't seen your post and wasn't snooping around for hidden tunnels, but it sounds like a worthwhile mission and I'll give it a shot.

Dinner on restaurant row? Hmm, give me a week or two, and I'll let you know what I find!

nostalgie Dec 9, 2011 7:39 PM

Restaurant Row
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 3940dxer (Post 5510527)
Yes! In the 70's and 80's it was a big, popular multi-room disco called Osko's. 333 South La Cienega.

Ah, but BEFORE that...the building was known as the Millionaire's Club in the mid-to-late '60s, one of those butter-and-egg man on an expense account joints. As far as I can remember, no local would be caught dead in the place.

ethereal_reality Dec 9, 2011 11:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 3940dxer (Post 5510779)

:previous: That is so great. For a half second I believed it....I even gasped.

GaylordWilshire Dec 9, 2011 11:34 PM

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-B...2520AM.bmp.jpgIMDB

Here is 333 S La Cienega as "Zoo" in Thank God It's Friday. I thought its incarnation as the "Millionaire's Club" might explain what I saw as "Board Room" to the left of the spider, but on closer inspection it appears to be "Scand Room".... Is this a hint of its original incarnation?

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-L...309/scans2.jpg
unknown

ethereal_reality Dec 10, 2011 12:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5398284)
An astonishing photo of the Los Altos Apartment garage located at 626 S. Bronson Avenue, circa 1978.


http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/2...ein1978loc.jpg
marlene laskey collection

A treasure trove of abandoned automobiles. Are these remnants of long dead residents?



below: The garage is still there.

http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/6...aragetoday.jpg
google street views




:previous: Earlier in the thread I posted the above photos of the garage for the Los Altos Apartments.

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I recently came across photographs of the Bryson Apartments garage. I don't know if they're new to the LAPL archive or if I simply missed them the first time around.

below: In this aerial you can see the Bryson garage directly to to the right (north) of its namesake apartment building.
The park you see is Lafayette Park.

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/5...nerwilshir.jpg
LAPL


The following three color photographs were taken in 1978 by Marlene Laskey and her daughter Anne.


http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/3...978annelas.jpg
LAPL





They even had their own gas pumps.

http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/2...ngarage623.jpg
LAPL









http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/9...23rampartb.jpg
LAPL







below: The garage site is now The Tides Apartments (on the right).


http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/4...esitetoday.jpg
google street view

That rather beautiful entrance is a side entrance to The Bryson Apartment Bldg.



below: Just to refresh memories...I'll repost this vintage photo of the 'The Bryson'.

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/960...ntbuilding.jpg
LAPL




below: The Bryson still stands in all its glory.

http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/8...ntoday2011.jpg
google street view

ethereal_reality Dec 10, 2011 12:35 AM

The large apartment building on the right has survived as well.

http://img859.imageshack.us/img859/5...nerwilshir.jpg
LAPL detail



The Rampart Arms at 603 Rampart & 6th Street.

http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/1...ronrampart.jpg
google street view



below: Sadly, there is some cheesiness going on along 6th Street....

http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/1...rton6thsho.jpg
google street view



.....and on Rampart as well. The main entrance is on the left.

http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/2...parto1shop.jpg
google street view


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