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CityBoyDoug Nov 22, 2016 10:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7630603)
Here's another Lloyd Wright house courtesy of Julius Shulman. This is "Job 1559: Redlich (Ivo) House (Beverly Hills, Calif.), 1953".

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original

These huge hedges give new meaning to the word....privacy.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...pseve6akp4.jpg

ethereal_reality Nov 22, 2016 11:21 PM

:previous:
Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7630603)

The house is/was at 602 North Arden Drive in Beverly Hills. A page at ncmodernist.org says, "1946 - The Ivo Redlich House, Garage, and Landscaping, 602 North Arden, Beverly Hills CA. House destroyed, possibly around 1988." The property websites, on the other hand, still give a build date of 1947. You can't see the house from the street due to the high hedges, so I had to get an aerial view. It's obviously different from the first Shulman picture, but has roughly the same proportions, so maybe "heavily modified" is more accurate than "destroyed". Does anyone know any more details?

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...5.jpg~original
Google Maps via supercharge.info

I couldn't find any additional information, but I'm almost sure it's the same house.
It can't just be coincidence that the "new" house has that same, almost pyramidal shape.

it appears the fireplace has been moved from center-left to the front of the house. (and they added a second story to the garage)

Earl Boebert Nov 23, 2016 2:08 AM

Man, moving that fireplace from one side of the room to the other must have been an exercise. I wonder why they did that? Some rearrangement of the second floor?

Cheers,

Earl

ethereal_reality Nov 23, 2016 3:54 AM

"Original negative, Toluca Yards 1941." -rare

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/Az1DYp.jpg
eBay (found several months ago)




Any idea what this wooden structure is with all the bracing and supports?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/vXe1UN.jpg
detail

At first glance I thought it was a water tank, but now I'm not so sure.

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UphillDonkey Nov 23, 2016 4:28 AM

The photograph shows the formwork for the concrete supports of the bridge that will carry Beverly Blvd/1st Street over Glendale Blvd.

FredH Nov 23, 2016 4:38 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7629431)
:previous: I respectfully disagree CBD.

The 1971 public service ad, which sought to combat pollution, was widely successful. It secured two Clio awards, incited a frenzy of community involvement,
and helped reduce litter by 88% across 38 states. It raised billions of dollars to help protect the wilderness of America.

Even as a 10 year old I was deeply touched, and every time the commercial aired it stopped me in my tracks. I decided then and there NEVER to liter, and made sure
no one littered in my presence. (to limited success)

stats from:
https://priceonomics.com/the-true-st...crying-indian/
and...
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en...y-1046084.html
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There was another commercial I loved as a kid (from around 1966/67) It was set to a hollywoodized 'Indian' drumbeat.

I'm curious to see how many of you remember this one.

Video Link


Yes, I know......the commercial is for beer, but I just absolutely loved the animated bear and drumbeat.
I even asked my parents if we could go to "The Land of Sky Blue Waters" on vacation. lol. :)

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OK - ER You inspired me to climb into the rafters of the garage to retrieve a few cans from my old beer can collection.
Note: the beer can collection resides in the rafters of the garage because I'm married. Enough said there.

Anyway, here are a couple old Hamms cans. The roached out one (on the left) was pre-pop top.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...g?t=1479786844

Coming from Ohio, I had never heard of Hamms beer until I got to Vandenberg AFB in 1971. I recall that the Master Sergeant in
our office referred to them as Hamm sandwiches, which led me to believe they often constituted his lunch.


That reminds me of a short story to illustrate how crazy the military was back then. Every time there was a three day weekend,
they would hold a Commanders Call on Friday after work. All personnel were required to attend. The purpose of the Commanders Call
was to remind everyone not to drink and drive over the long weekend. The Commanders Call was always held at the NCO club.
By late Friday night, everyone staggered (or drove) home loaded.


Bonus:photo:

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...g?t=1479786850

ethereal_reality Nov 23, 2016 4:40 AM

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Originally Posted by "FredH'
The beer can collection resides in the rafters of the garage because I'm married. Enough said there.

:previous: lol FredH. :)



Gardena was famous for it's gambling, but this is the first I've heard about card rooms in El Monte.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/fEngyF.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1938-Press-P...cAAOSw-YVXla69


info.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/gREY9m.jpg
:previous: I wish they had included an address, I'd like to see if the building is still standing.


There is a street number on the sign (in two places)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/brdoRl.jpg
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307, right?

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ethereal_reality Nov 23, 2016 4:57 AM

'mystery' location

"Original slide, Los Angeles Railway (LARy) streetcar #1437, Los Angeles Calif."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/oiMzk5.jpg
old file / ebay images

:previous: That's a fine looking building on the left edge of the slide. (I think it might say Ella's or Etta's on the window)

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ethereal_reality Nov 23, 2016 5:07 AM

I swear I thought it was round.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/vXe1UN.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by UphillDonkey (Post 7630954)
The photograph shows the formwork for the concrete supports of the bridge that will carry Beverly Blvd/1st Street over Glendale Blvd.

Thanks UphillDonkey. -my imagination was telling me it was a tank of some sort under construction.


....something along the lines of this one.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...924/m41kYz.jpg

I know..I know...I know....streetcars don't run on steam. ;)
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Just for fun
Video Link

HossC Nov 23, 2016 8:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7630982)

'mystery' location

"Original slide, Los Angeles Railway (LARy) streetcar #1437, Los Angeles Calif."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/oiMzk5.jpg
old file / ebay images

:previous: That's a fine looking building on the left edge of the slide. (I think it might say Ella's or Etta's on the window)

The 1956 CD lists Eastern Dental, Instrument Manufacturer at 4719 W Washington Boulevard. There's nothing in the CD that matches the business name on the left. It looks like both visible buildings are still standing.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original
GSV

ethereal_reality Nov 23, 2016 4:40 PM

:previous: So glad the building in the 1956 slide is still standing!

It really is an intriguing building (wide-angle view below)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/yawXhZ.jpggsv

It's a bit difficult to tell, but I believe it's three or four separate buildings painted alike (one owner no doubt)
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Update:

Yep, it's three separate buildings

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...924/8Q3RyJ.jpg
Google_aerial


There's some recent activity in the middle building.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/5OspJ3.jpg
detail

That facade screams out 'noirish' cocktail lounge. (note the porthole window in the door) -covered in tin-foil?

ethereal_reality Nov 23, 2016 5:12 PM

Here's a unique view of Thelma Todd's Sidewalk Cafe. (new to NLA)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/vIOX49.jpg
eBay



a closer look.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/BrYidp.jpg
detail

I can't tell if the 'death' garage is there or not.
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Further viewing:

Thelma looking lovely standing in the doorway of her sidewalk cafe.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=23924
:previous: The pic of the garage in this post makes me think it wouldn't be visible in the coastal postcard



Before & after views of the cafe / poor Thelma dead in the car / open casket.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1094

FredH Nov 23, 2016 5:37 PM

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Originally Posted by ConstructDTLA (Post 7629558)



If you flip this photo, it says "Mrs Jennie Jones and Sousa".

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...psglfsq9cf.jpg


Here is another photo of John Philip Sousa wearing the same type uniform.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...psy83a4mnq.jpg
www.dws.org/sousa

Sousa died on March 6, 1932, so the picture was taken sometime prior to that date.

Other than that, I have no idea who Jennie Jones was, or why they were in that tunnel.

ethereal_reality Nov 23, 2016 6:01 PM

:previous: Excellent sleuthing FredH! I am now thoroughly intrigued. ;)

A Jennie Jones was proprietor of the Hotel Roosevelt (and another was a teacher)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...923/9FAXzF.jpg
lapl

but 1901 is many years earlier than the 'tunnel' photo.
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One thing I hadn't noticed before.......there's a third person in the tunnel photo.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...924/8yF6bV.jpg

CityBoyDoug Nov 23, 2016 6:21 PM

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CityBoyDoug Nov 23, 2016 6:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FredH (Post 7631412)
If you flip this photo, it says "Mrs Jennie Jones and Sousa".

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...psglfsq9cf.jpg


Here is another photo of John Philip Sousa wearing the same type uniform.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...psy83a4mnq.jpg
www.dws.org/sousa

Sousa died on March 6, 1932, so the picture was taken sometime prior to that date.

Other than that, I have no idea who Jennie Jones was, or why they were in that tunnel.

My guess is that Jennie is a music teacher and LCDR Sousa is handing her a baton.

CityBoyDoug Nov 23, 2016 7:52 PM

Iconic 1958 LA modernist home For Sale.
 
Steel beams, minimalist interior....strictly one for the modern idealist. Price not specified but I'm sure it's big-ticket.

Go here to see the suave cool interior:
http://www.sothebyshomes.com/Los-Ang.../sales/0027500

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psjnl9bbdp.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...pswubrybvi.jpg
sotheby

ethereal_reality Nov 23, 2016 8:09 PM

:previous:
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/8iKtZw.jpg
Julius Shulman at https://everydaythingsetc.com/tag/pitt/

I thought I recognized that entryway. Here it is 56 years earlier.


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Architect Pierre Koenig on site inspecting progress of CSH #21

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/fUKjQF.jpg

CSH = Case Study House

CityBoyDoug Nov 23, 2016 8:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7631626)

Update: Price is $4.5M...[Original 1958 cost: $50,000]

Can we negotiate? :D

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bailey...se_Study_House

HossC Nov 23, 2016 8:30 PM

Pierre Koenig's CSH #21 is covered by a Julius Shulman photoset. There are over 30 images in the set, so if you can wait, I'll make it the subject of tomorrow's Julius Shulman post.


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It's time for another mystery Julius Shulman post. This is "Job 4438: Jerome White, Redondo Beach Apartments (Redondo Beach, Calif.), 1968".

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original

I think these first two are on a slight hill.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original

All have large street numbers prominently displayed, but no street names.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...3.jpg~original

All from Getty Research Institute

There's a chance that they are/were on the same street. Does anyone recognize these Redondo Beach apartments or know where to find them?


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