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Snix Apr 19, 2021 5:25 PM

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Snix Apr 19, 2021 6:00 PM

There's a guy in St. Louis who travels around the country removing and saving Vitrolite from demolition and reinstalling it on preservation projects. Amazing stuff. https://www.vitrolitespecialist.com/image/129879240.jpg
https://www.vitrolitespecialist.com/

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scott Charles (Post 8288575)
Wow, really good eye, Tourmaline!

For the record, I think that's a really beautiful storefront on Lane's. I positively love it! The building is still there, but really has no indication of its former glory.

I find the building quite similar to the former Darkroom, also on Wilshire.

https://i.imgur.com/W7nYH3h.png


Thank you for that link, GaylordWilshire! I have always LOVED the look of the buildings above, but until reading your post I never knew that the black material was known as Vitrolite. Thanks! Yours is the only post in this entire thread to mention the stuff.

I grew up not far from the Dutton's Books in Burbank (Google street view), and I always loved the look of the stuff. A notable example of Vitrolite is 1932's Daily Express Building, in London.


Noir_Noir Apr 19, 2021 6:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9253727)
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mystery negative

"LOS ANGELES 40's 50's FOUND NEGATIVE 3" x 4" Vintage bw Photo DOWNTOWN"

It appears to show a line of people people waiting for a streetcar. Oddly, they appear to be standing in a hole because of the mound of earth in the foreground.

Where is this?


I don't have the app to convert a negative to positive. sorry
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https://i.imgur.com/iwI8o20.jpg

odinthor Apr 19, 2021 7:05 PM

:previous:

https://i.postimg.cc/B6113NYc/Blue-D...AT-48-7-30.jpg
LA Times, 7/30/1948

https://i.postimg.cc/nrFZ2hDj/Blue-Diamond-Prices.jpg
From Cost of Living, by George Meany and R.J. Thomas, p. 96, 1944.

ethereal_reality Apr 19, 2021 7:27 PM

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:previous:

Thanks Noir Noir and odinthor. I appreciate your help :)


I'm intrigued by the overgrown bushes. I'm guessing the photographer is standing in an empty lot. perhaps

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Martin Pal Apr 19, 2021 7:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Handsome Stranger (Post 9253415)
There's no two ways about it, historians are the cat's pajamas.
_________________________________________________________________

Martin Turnbull is going to ask him if he can find a color photograph of the 25 x 40 ft. Edward Trumbull mural that was in the lobby of the NBC Building on Sunset and Vine.
Something I keep looking into from time to time. The title of it has been referred to in various places as "The Power of Radio" or "The Genie of Radio."

https://westmb.org/images/Spirit%20o...20adjusted.jpg

HossC Apr 19, 2021 7:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Noir_Noir (Post 9253838)

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9253947)

I'm intrigued by the overgrown bushes. I'm guessing the photographer is standing in an empty lot. perhaps

This is the building which once housed the Blue Diamond Grill. The diamond motif was also used by Ogee's restaurant, seen here in 1956.

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...tBroadway1.jpg
Huntington Digital Library

The other side can be spotted in a 1950 LAPL image - it's the one with the Seagram's 7 advert on the side.

I believe the photographer in the original picture was standing in the grounds of the California State Building.

odinthor Apr 19, 2021 8:15 PM

:previous:

https://i.postimg.cc/d3fs0Khh/Ca-State-Bldg-Det.jpg
detail from below

https://i.postimg.cc/4yjGgb0t/Ca-Sta...PL00018368.jpg
LAPL No. 00018368

Martin Pal Apr 19, 2021 11:00 PM

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Art in L.A.’s Union Station Has Been Hidden for Decades. Now It Prepares for an Oscar Debut
https://www.latimes.com/entertainmen...ng-renovations

The now-gleaming train station will get its close-up this Sunday when the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony is broadcast live from throughout its historic halls.
On April 29, the restored spaces will open to the public, its big reveal.



Can't wait to go see it!

tovangar2 Apr 20, 2021 12:16 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9253112)
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Before the brewery.

Thx for the prompt. I tried to replace the two images from that post, but I couldn't make it work, so the captions are still orphans.

BillinGlendaleCA Apr 20, 2021 4:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 9254196)
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Art in L.A.’s Union Station Has Been Hidden for Decades. Now It Prepares for an Oscar Debut
https://www.latimes.com/entertainmen...ng-renovations

The now-gleaming train station will get its close-up this Sunday when the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony is broadcast live from throughout its historic halls.
On April 29, the restored spaces will open to the public, its big reveal.



Can't wait to go see it!

I took my photo group down there at the end of last month. Before we got run off by the rent-a-cops(telling us we couldn't photograph the building from the sidewalk on Alameda), I got this shot of the old ticketing area.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...9e51dc71_b.jpg_3280066-Edit.jpg by BillinGlendaleCA, on Flickr

Thought I'd add one for the front of the station:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...6670315d_b.jpg_3280137.jpg by BillinGlendaleCA, on Flickr

Sakhal Nakhash Apr 20, 2021 9:47 AM

I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in.
 
*sigh*
I was just browsing the list of new construction projects in Hollywood, and I am rather disappointed in what passes for architectural style these days, or since the late 40's really. It all looks like everything else that's been built in the past 20 years or so. Cheap, bland, and ugly.
I really don't understand how people are apparently pleased with these eyesores. One looks like an unfinished wire frame. W.T.F.? S.M.H.
I suppose I shouldn't be surprised, in this day and age it's apparently acceptable to go out in your pajamas with uncombed hair and flip-flops, so I suppose I shouldn't expect more from any other aspect of our society.

*deep breath*
Moving on, it would seem that I'm not the only one who's had to have some shall we say "heated arguments" with obtuse security guards over photographing a building from a public sidewalk.
I really don't understand their version of reality where they think it's illegal to take a picture of the building they're paid to watch. But what do you expect from a glorified hall monitor? :shrug:
Not to worry, from what I've seen with the recent advances in robotic security they'll soon be replaced by a parking meter on wheels.

BDiH Apr 20, 2021 7:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BillinGlendaleCA (Post 9254477)
I took my photo group down there at the end of last month. Before we got run off by the rent-a-cops(telling us we couldn't photograph the building from the sidewalk on Alameda), I got this shot of the old ticketing area.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...9e51dc71_b.jpg_3280066-Edit.jpg by BillinGlendaleCA, on Flickr

The ticket concourse in the photo was once shared by the three railroads, Union Pacific, Santa Fe and Southern Pacific. They each had a section for sales. When they discontinued passenger service and Amtrak took over Union Station, all ticket windows were operated by Amtrak employees. Years later, the concourse was shut down and a new ticket (current) counter was built in the rear of the terminal, just inside the south patio.

The restroom areas near the old concourse once had a child care facility in the ladies lounge and a barber shop and shoe shine station in the mens lounge. Much of the old equipment and furniture is in storage under the station in repositories. There are also hundreds of old ceramic tiles, make-up counters for the Harvey Girls (who worked in the Harvey House) and file cabinets containing paperwork going back decades.

ethereal_reality Apr 21, 2021 2:57 AM

Here's a not-so-mystery location.

Original Slide, no date.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/PnTPMe.jpg
eBay no longer listed


Unless I'm mistaken (I'm not) this is the old Misses Janes School for Girls before it was moved several hundred feet away from Hollywood Blvd. to the back of the lot.


1907 Sanborn / before the move (pinkish dot)
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/0u2EZN.jpg
Prospect is now Hollywood Blvd.




Previously seen HERE courtesy 3940dxer.

If you'd like to see a 1905 photograph of the house along Prospect Ave. go HERE.




The Misses Janes School is still standing and is currently the _____________. (I can't find the website) Did it close?


Today, the old Janes School is practically hidden from view in all directions.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/ztBXDa.jpg
That's Hollywood Blvd. at the bottom. / Google-Earth
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Sakhal Nakhash Apr 21, 2021 9:16 AM

Jane says.
 
:(
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9255659)
Here's a not-so-mystery location.

Original Slide, no date.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/PnTPMe.jpg
eBay no longer listed


Unless I'm mistaken (I'm not) this is the old Misses Janes School for Girls before it was moved several hundred feet away from Hollywood Blvd. to the back of the lot.


1907 Sanborn / before the move (pinkish dot)
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/0u2EZN.jpg
Prospect is now Hollywood Blvd.




Previously seen HERE courtesy 3940dxer.

If you'd like to see a 1905 photograph of the house along Prospect Ave. go HERE.




The Misses Janes School is still standing and is currently the _____________. (I can't find the website) Did it close?


Today, the old Janes School is practically hidden from view in all directions.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/ztBXDa.jpg
That's Hollywood Blvd. at the bottom. / Google-Earth
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That's exactly what it is.
Here's another view, (sorry, I'm posting from my cellphone so it's not easy to paste an image, so here's the link):

https://calisphere.org/item/ark:/21198/zz0002vddc/

Snix Apr 21, 2021 6:50 PM

The Janes House has been a nightclub called No Vacancy since 2013. They have some great vintage and current photos on their Instagram that give you an idea of what the place looks like today. I can't figure out how to directly embed the Insta pictures, so here's a preview. Maybe someone can make it look nicer.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...353e0994_z.jpg
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...6e2f6da7_z.jpg

OLD
https://www.instagram.com/p/Buuy7R0Bhiu/
https://www.instagram.com/p/B7XUYhghGxi/
https://www.instagram.com/p/ByWbdknhreY/
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bsenw8fB9B_/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BgIGX4HDQGC/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BcoFtEhH-2w/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BZSXI3qHVyf/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BMaQjd_BMDJ/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BC01EecR2vx/



NEW


https://www.instagram.com/p/4dOvwQR2rY/
https://www.instagram.com/p/-VJnzOx2n4/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BEcb5ndR2nB/
https://www.instagram.com/p/B7r6AgmB4Sc/
https://www.instagram.com/p/B4gf8KwhnV6/
https://www.instagram.com/p/B3cpNp7BEY6/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BuKxS08B1oR/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BsMnvpWBIQb/
https://www.instagram.com/p/Br_vZqOB-PD/
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bnpg8x5huQy/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BlWxVqnjULR/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BiQf7T6BhuN/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BgaImirjx44/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BX_68XtnF2U/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BVn9EHpFOwx/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BfPb9LynW0M/





Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9255659)
Here's a not-so-mystery location.

Original Slide, no date.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/PnTPMe.jpg
eBay no longer listed


Unless I'm mistaken (I'm not) this is the old Misses Janes School for Girls before it was moved several hundred feet away from Hollywood Blvd. to the back of the lot.


1907 Sanborn / before the move (pinkish dot)
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/0u2EZN.jpg
Prospect is now Hollywood Blvd.




Previously seen HERE courtesy 3940dxer.

If you'd like to see a 1905 photograph of the house along Prospect Ave. go HERE.




The Misses Janes School is still standing and is currently the _____________. (I can't find the website) Did it close?


Today, the old Janes School is practically hidden from view in all directions.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/ztBXDa.jpg
That's Hollywood Blvd. at the bottom. / Google-Earth
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Martin Pal Apr 21, 2021 8:58 PM

:previous:

This is intriguing:

Down a back alley off Hollywood Boulevard, past the old-fashioned hotel entryway beneath a flickering ‘No Vacancy’ sign and up an eerie staircase, three doors await you in a lushly decorated hallway—behind one of them lies the secret entrance to Hollywood’s most spectacular speakeasy-style cocktail bar.

Inside, you’ll find antique bookshelves, tightrope walkers, fire-breathing dancers, live music, handmade cigars, a photo booth inside a phone booth, a variety of hidden corners and staircases, and the best cocktails in town, in true speakeasy style.

You must be on "the list" to enter. Arrive early if you’re not on the list, dress to impress, and best of luck getting in.

___

This has been open quite a long time! Not that I've been out clubbing in Hollywood the last decade. Those pictures inside are a trip. I'd not heard of this being turned into a nightclub. It made me wonder what the place was used for all these years before it. Then I saw one old photo that says it was the Starline Tours headquarters and visitor information center. (People would go all the way back there to find visitor information? :shrug:

Martin Pal Apr 21, 2021 9:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sakhal Nakhash (Post 9255807)
:(


That's exactly what it is.
Here's another view, (sorry, I'm posting from my cellphone so it's not easy to paste an image, so here's the link):
https://calisphere.org/item/ark:/21198/zz0002vddc/


:previous:

Dated 1967.

https://calisphere.org/clip/800x800/...d710e363907094


The below photo was in the bottom feed of the one above and I had to post it, too: dated 1975; two dudes at Fairfax High School.

https://calisphere.org/clip/800x800/...a70a0701069fca

Martin Pal Apr 21, 2021 9:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BillinGlendaleCA (Post 9254477)
I took my photo group down there at the end of last month. Before we got run off by the rent-a-cops telling us we couldn't photograph the building from the sidewalk on Alameda.
_________________________________________________________________

Thanks for the great photos of Union Station, BillinGlendale.
And for risking arrest! :tup:

BDiH Apr 21, 2021 11:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snix (Post 9256304)
The Janes House has been a nightclub called No Vacancy since 2013. They have some great vintage and current photos on their Instagram that give you an idea of what the place looks like today. I can't figure out how to directly embed the Insta pictures, so here's a preview. Maybe someone can make it look nicer.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...353e0994_z.jpg
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...6e2f6da7_z.jpg

The two remaining Jane sisters lived into the 1970s. The house was in great disrepair towards the end. The last sister was in poor health. I used to see her frequently in her yard. The small building in front of the house was Jane's Auto Supply, with one old gasoline pump, long out of use. The elderly news vendor from the Whitley newsstand sold fresh flowers next to the house. Their 1922 touring car was parked in the back yard, next to a chain link fence on Hudson.

ethereal_reality Apr 22, 2021 1:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BDiH (Post 9256647)
The last sister was in poor health. I used to see her frequently in her yard.

I believe this is her, BDiH

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/yIqnLM.jpg

I wonder if that's her car.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/kNpiCm.jpg

This one is disorienting to me. One car in the lot.




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ethereal_reality Apr 22, 2021 1:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BDiH (Post 9256647)
The small building in front of the house was Jane's Auto Supply, with one old gasoline pump, long out of use. The elderly news vendor from the Whitley newsstand sold fresh flowers next to the house.

:previous:

In the photograph below you can see the old gas station ("Janes Auto Service") and some sort of outdoor stand on the left. (I see a scale so perhaps he's selling fruit and vegetables)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/eTytqj.jpg
1930s?



In the next photograph a photo studio has been set up in front of the defunct service station.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/hw3xID.jpg

The girls are wondering if the house is haunted.



No Vacancy

ethereal_reality Apr 22, 2021 2:47 AM

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Now for something more recent.

mystery location, Hollywood California 1970s

Is anyone familiar with the Golden West Broadcasters?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/LUhd3g.jpg
eBay

The seller states "Car at KTLA "so perhaps Golden West Broadcasting is a subsiduary of KTLA. :shrug:


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BDiH Apr 22, 2021 4:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9256824)
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Now for something more recent.

mystery location, Hollywood California 1970s

Is anyone familiar with the Golden West Broadcasters?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/LUhd3g.jpg
eBay

The seller states "Car at KTLA "so perhaps Golden West Broadcasting is a subsiduary of KTLA. :shrug:


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That was Gene Autry's company.

I used to live on Gordon Street in an apartment building owned by Gene Autry and worked on Highland in a building owned by Roy Rogers. Guy Madison was a client. Growing up, they were all cowboy heroes.


BDiH Apr 22, 2021 4:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9256754)
I believe this is her, BDiH

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/yIqnLM.jpg

I wonder if that's her car.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/kNpiCm.jpg

This one is disorienting to me. One car in the lot.


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Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9256764)
:previous:

In the photograph below you can see the old gas station ("Janes Auto Service") and some sort of outdoor stand on the left. (I see a scale so perhaps he's selling fruit and vegetables)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/eTytqj.jpg
1930s?

Wow! I am almost certain that is Miss Janes.

Thanks for the correction: Janes' Auto Service, not Jane's Auto Supply.

The building in the background is still on Whitley Avenue, I believe. It is next to the Re-Tan Hotel. The Fontenoy is also seen in the background.

Mackerm Apr 22, 2021 5:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9256824)
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Now for something more recent.

mystery location, Hollywood California 1970s

Is anyone familiar with the Golden West Broadcasters?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/LUhd3g.jpg
eBay

The seller states "Car at KTLA "so perhaps Golden West Broadcasting is a subsiduary of KTLA. :shrug:


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https://i.postimg.cc/tgDMRDfk/KTLA-B...-Mt-Wilson.png
Bing Maps

KTLA building on Mt. Wilson. Look up if you dare. (Bing has better streetviews here)

Handsome Stranger Apr 22, 2021 6:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9256824)
Is anyone familiar with the Golden West Broadcasters?

Golden West Broadcasters was the parent company of KTLA for many years. I'd say KTLA was then the best independent television station in Los Angeles.

KTLA Channel 5 spawned my love of old movies, first through their frequent airing of Marx Brothers and W. C. Fields films made at Paramount (in prime time no less!) and later through "Movies 'til Dawn" which featured lots of obscure gems of every genre.

https://i.postimg.cc/kgp59rGB/KTLA.gif

CaliNative Apr 22, 2021 11:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9256764)
:previous:

In the photograph below you can see the old gas station ("Janes Auto Service") and some sort of outdoor stand on the left. (I see a scale so perhaps he's selling fruit and vegetables)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/eTytqj.jpg
1930s?



In the next photograph a photo studio has been set up in front of the defunct service station.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/hw3xID.jpg

The girls are wondering if the house is haunted.



No Vacancy


The $100 flivver (Model T or A?) for sale catches my eye. I wonder what it would sell for today? I wonder if somebody turned it into a "hot rod"?

Noir_Noir Apr 22, 2021 12:39 PM

Some more Janes House.


I don't know if this is a fanciful notion based on coincidence or not. :shrug:


https://i.imgur.com/hjIlXke.jpg
Google Books - Hollywood Remembered by Paul Zollo



A 1982 article on Carrie Janes Collier and the house.

https://i.imgur.com/9ksaTRE.jpg
newspapers.com - Los Angeles Times 03 Oct 1982


Mentioned at the end of the article, here's Guy Miller in 1956 setting up his scale model of the Manhattan skyline.

https://i.imgur.com/EkelAtD.jpg
gothamist.com

Sakhal Nakhash Apr 22, 2021 4:34 PM

Yoink!
 
I want to know who the conservator was, because of course he decided that she needed to go, AND also decided to sell her house to developers.
S.M.H. Typical.

I am glad that it wasn't torn down. In fact I was kind of shocked.

BillinGlendaleCA Apr 23, 2021 2:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 9256493)
Thanks for the great photos of Union Station, BillinGlendale.
And for risking arrest! :tup:

Thanks, we were pretty much done shooting by the time we were approached. Use a tripod, go to jail.

HenryHuntington Apr 23, 2021 2:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Handsome Stranger (Post 9256972)
Golden West Broadcasters was the parent company of KTLA for many years. I'd say KTLA was then the best independent television station in Los Angeles.

KTLA Channel 5 spawned my love of old movies, first through their frequent airing of Marx Brothers and W. C. Fields films made at Paramount (in prime time no less!) and later through "Movies 'til Dawn" which featured lots of obscure gems of every genre.

https://i.postimg.cc/kgp59rGB/KTLA.gif

_____________________

GWB also owned radio stations in a number of states. Three that come to mind on the west coast:

- KMPC (now KSPN) Los Angeles
- KSFO San Francisco
- KVI Seattle

ethereal_reality Apr 23, 2021 3:59 AM

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Noir Noir, thanks for posting the 1982 Los Angeles Times article on Carrie Janes Collier and her caretaker, Guy Miller.

Unbeknownst to me, a photograph that I once considered for my avatar shows two of Guy Miller's skyscraper creations!

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/AD3j6n.jpg
gettyimages


"A young visitor at Guy Miller's Miniature City display in Coney Island. On the left is the Chrysler Building, and the right the Empire State Building. circa 1955."


The caption is incorrect. The building model on the right is a building in downtown Manhattan.



..........................This one in the middle.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/vanStv.jpg

I used to know all the building's names - but not anymore.
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CityBoyDoug Apr 23, 2021 4:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9258214)
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Noir Noir, thanks for posting the 1982 Los Angeles Times article on Carrie Janes Collier and her caretaker, Guy Miller.

Unbeknownst to me, a photograph that I once considered for my avatar shows two of Guy Miller's skyscraper creations!

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/AD3j6n.jpg
gettyimages


"A young visitor at Guy Miller's Miniature City display in Coney Island. On the left is the Chrysler Building, and the right the Empire State Building. circa 1955."


Guy Miller was a friend of mine for many years, I met him in San Diego in 1967. He made a model of Manhattan with all of the buildings. He took a year off of school to make the models. A certain person in NY paid him to make it. Guy later had a tiny store on Hollywood Blvd. back in the 1970s. He sold his placemats [called...Vocabumats, he gave me several of them] there, which were done as a foreign language tutorial. I never saw any of his model buildings at this location. The little store was owned and on the property of Carrie Collier. He lived for a time in one of her home's rooms. In Guy's later life went to live with his sister until his passing. I have several photos of Guy and will post if I can find them.

When he was in Los Angeles he made latex molds of a few of the buildings and then made plaster casts for sale. When he lived in Hollywood he mainly worked at a local printing company as a typesetter.

GaylordWilshire Apr 23, 2021 5:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9258214)

..........................This one in the middle.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/vanStv.jpg

I used to know all the building's names - but not anymore.
.


That's the Cities Service Building--70 Pine Street. Apartments now.

ethereal_reality Apr 23, 2021 7:54 PM

:previous: That's it! Thanks GW. :)



Now back to Los Angeles.

Here's a slide - taken in Nov. 1974 - of 'Don the Beachcomber' in Hollywood.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/Mcv9Ug.jpg
recently found on eBay / no longer listed

If you look beneath all the flora I believe you would find an apartment building.

I know that we have discussed this D of B location on NLA and if I'm not mistaken one of the posts included a black n white photograph. (but I wasn't able to find it. :(

In this view we're looking at the northwest corner of Mc Cadden Place and. . .! need to check google-earth / be right back!
If you look in the distance you can see the tower of the Methodist Church on Highland Ave.



I decided to add this.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/LMpfE9.jpg
LAPL
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HossC Apr 23, 2021 8:43 PM

:previous:

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9258913)

I know that we have discussed this D of B location on NLA and if I'm not mistaken one of the posts included a black n white photograph. (but I wasn't able to find it. :(

Is this the one you were looking for? It was part of one of Martin Pal's posts from 2013.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 6312588)

By the way, if you turn left on McCadden and go up a building or two you'd see the famous Don the Beachcomber's restaurant. It was first a bar on the east side of McCadden and then a restaurant and bar opened across the street in 1937. A famous "studio publicized date" took place there with Montgomery Clift and Marilyn Monroe. I ate there a few times in the 80's and they had a booth with a picture of Joan Crawford above it. She apparently used to take lunch there on occasion and sign autographed pictures for the publicity department. The bar contained photos of celebrities and military men of the 1940's making up drinks that became famous, like the Zombie and Navy Grog. It is said the first pu pu platter was served there.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3jips15I7b...cCaddenHwd.jpg
http://travilla.blogspot.com.html

Alas, it's one of those places that in 1985, like the Wilshire Brown Derby, was closed for remodeling, which meant they tore it down after no one was looking.


ethereal_reality Apr 23, 2021 8:51 PM

:previous: Yep, that's it. (but it looks waaay different than how I remembered it) Thanks Hoss.


I happened upon this amazing photograph of Joan Blondell in her Hollywood home yesterday on eBay. (although I can't find it again)

I was particularly struck by her enormous picture window!

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/Uuv4Y8.png
eBay

I see she's about to play Twister.




Here's the information on the reverse.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/8VwNcn.jpg


Does anyone know Ms. Blondell's address in 1932? I'd like to check out the home on Google-Earth and see if I can spot the huge picture window. :)



joshing about twister

HossC Apr 23, 2021 9:12 PM

:previous:

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9258966)

Yep, that's it. (but it looks waaay different than how I remember it) Thanks Hoss.


Flyingwedge
found this zoomable version a few years later. I'll keep looking for a different view.

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Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 7731708)

MP, here is a closer look at that photo of Don the Beachcomber's on the west side of McCadden Pl., just north of Hollywood Blvd.:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...g.jpg~original

488166 @ Huntington Digital Library


The entrance:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...e.jpg~original


A lani lei is made from flowers of the vanda joaquim orchid (see page 27 at the link).


ethereal_reality Apr 23, 2021 9:26 PM

:previous: Excellent Hoss. (and FlyingWedge)



Let's briefly return to Gene Autry's Golden West Broadcasters' redoubt in La Canada.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/LUhd3g.jpg
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Originally Posted by Mackerm (Post 9256945)
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/cBXqgm.jpg
23 Video Road - Weathervane Drive - La Canada-Flintridge

This is a very interesting 'before and after', Mackerm.

The building without Golden West Broadcasters' bold colors now looks strickly utilitarian.....It's amazing what a little color can do.

& the supports to carry the weight of, what must be, a large antenna tower barely left enough room to allow the building to stay in place. ( i.e.. not torn down)



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Noir_Noir Apr 23, 2021 11:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9258966)


I happened upon this amazing photograph of Joan Blondell in her Hollywood home yesterday on eBay. (although I can't find it again)

I was particularly struck by her enormous picture window!

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/Uuv4Y8.png
eBay


Does anyone know Ms. Blondell's address in 1932? I'd like to check out the home on Google-Earth and see if I can spot the huge picture window. :)


Try here. :)


https://i.imgur.com/YcJmswL.jpg
rescarta.lapl.org


https://i.imgur.com/0O5st4D.jpg
Google Maps

ethereal_reality Apr 24, 2021 12:34 AM

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Thanks for the address Noir Noir!


If you look at the 1932 photograph again you will see that there is also a large window behind Ms. Blondell and, judging by the natural light on the right side of the photograph,
there is also a large window directly across from her.


So I'd say Ms. Blondell is sitting in the smallish 'room' that projects out from the house which would give us the three windows.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/ius4x8.jpg

What do'ya think? :shrug:

It's also facing south and I'm pretty sure I see the Baldwin Hills in the 1932 photograph. (unless that dark area on the horizon is smog)



EDIT:

I've already changed my mind.

What I circled above is an awning leading leading out to a deck.


Now I believe Joan's 'studio' with the large window(s) is to the right of the awning. . .ummm

This room
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/w2S8fm.jpg

............:runaway:




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Noir_Noir Apr 24, 2021 1:06 AM

:previous:


A bungalow section of the property is listed on airbnb. You should book and check out all the windows you can. :D



They have these old pictures of the house in the listing gallery.


Construction in 1925.

https://i.imgur.com/EYObEnQ.jpg
airbnb.com


And sometime later.

https://i.imgur.com/0Mn4fS7.jpg
airbnb.com

ethereal_reality Apr 24, 2021 1:19 AM

:previous: Oh man, those are beautiful photographs. You always know where to look, Noir Noir....Thanks

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riichkay Apr 24, 2021 2:31 AM

Add re: Joan Blondell, she wasn't up on Appian Way very long...in '36 she married Dick Powell, and moved in with his brood at 7919 Selma Ave....1940 census...


https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...720&fit=bounds


other side of the census ledger....


https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...720&fit=bounds


Presumably this was the Selma Ave. house....


https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds

Martin Pal Apr 24, 2021 7:23 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9258913)
Here's a slide - taken in Nov. 1974 - of 'Don the Beachcomber' in Hollywood.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/Mcv9Ug.jpg
recently found on eBay / no longer listed
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Here's a similar b&w view dated 1976.

https://m.psecn.photoshelter.com/img...gr4Bv0bGQ4.jpg


Dated 1971: The Villa Capri at the end of the street.

https://m.psecn.photoshelter.com/img...Wqc63s5s14.jpg


Dated 1955:

https://m.psecn.photoshelter.com/img...lEIXPQ.4L0.jpg


Dated 1943:

https://m.psecn.photoshelter.com/img...HxLqCEVMgU.jpg


Two interiors dated 1957:

https://m.psecn.photoshelter.com/img...qUGpEw9h4w.jpg

https://m.psecn.photoshelter.com/img...KBfB9WEpCk.jpg

CityBoyDoug Apr 24, 2021 10:44 PM

https://media.gettyimages.com/photos...26?s=2048x2048


Guy Miller, Jan. 1955

Here is the model of NYC, set up in a New Jersey park, 1956. I believe this was the day that LIFE
magazine came to take photos. In the upper left we can see the many boxes where they were stored [long time
storage was in a garage.] For many years it was on display in a NYC Port building. From what I remember he lost track of it in his later life.

https://cms.prod.nypr.digital/images/257109/width-1200/
NYC views

Mackerm Apr 25, 2021 2:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9258214)


..........................This one in the middle.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/vanStv.jpg

I used to know all the building's names - but not anymore.
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Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 9258684)
That's the Cities Service Building--70 Pine Street. Apartments now.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9258913)
:previous: That's it! Thanks GW. :)


Now back to Los Angeles.



Not so fast, e_r.

Thanks to Wikipedia, we learn that the entrances to 70 Pine St. on Pine and Cedar incorporate 14-foot limestone models of the building itself.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...rvicemodel.jpg

Wikipedia (hotlinked)

Hollywood Graham Apr 25, 2021 5:18 AM

Parking Lot Next To Don's
 
The 1971 photo of DTB shows a parking lot next to it, I worked for Grant Parking in '71 and operated that lot during the day. Mostly lot was for the Hollywood Medical Center, lots of older movie people had a Dr. there. Carlotta Monte, W.C. Fields girl friend was a regular, nice person. Many others. '71 was my last year then I went to work for City of L.A..

CaliNative Apr 25, 2021 9:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Hollywood Graham (Post 9259976)
The 1971 photo of DTB shows a parking lot next to it, I worked for Grant Parking in '71 and operated that lot during the day. Mostly lot was for the Hollywood Medical Center, lots of older movie people had a Dr. there. Carlotta Monte, W.C. Fields girl friend was a regular, nice person. Many others. '71 was my last year then I went to work for City of L.A..

^^^
Some may recall that Carlotta wrote a memoir of her time with Fields, and a film ("W.C. Fields and Me") was made starring Valerie Perrine as Carlotta and Rod Steiger as W.C. back in the 1970s or early '80s. One touching scene I remember from the film--when he lived in L.A., Fields missed the sound of rain on the roof at night that helped him get to sleep. Carlotta went out one night when W.C. was dying and sprinkled the roof with a garden hose to help Fields get to sleep. Ah yess...Carlotta had a sweet heart.


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