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ethereal_reality Oct 16, 2011 6:18 PM

:previous: I would love to attend this screening if I were in the city (I'm in the midwest).
I hope it's a great evening for everyone involved.

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below: I tried to find this same view as it looks today on google street views to no avail.
Is it correct to say that this area was pretty much wiped out for the Harbor Freeway?

http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/1...righton8th.jpg
http://www.lapl.org/

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Horthos Oct 17, 2011 12:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5446383)
:previous: I would love to attend this screening if I were in the city (I'm in the midwest).
I hope it's a great evening for everyone involved.

________


below: I tried to find this same view as it looks today on google street views to no avail.
Is it correct to say that this area was pretty much wiped out for the Harbor Freeway?

http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/1...righton8th.jpg
http://www.lapl.org/

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I dont recognize any of that, so Im pretty sure most of its been replaced by the freeway.

While out for a walk this morning, I came across this interesting scene on the corner of 6th and s. saint andrews pl.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b155/Pustulio-/05.jpg
Photo by meee....

I have no idea how long this has been like this. Does anyone know anything about what may have happened here? Im assuming a fire...

gsjansen Oct 17, 2011 1:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5446383)
:previous: I would love to attend this screening if I were in the city (I'm in the midwest).
I hope it's a great evening for everyone involved.

________


below: I tried to find this same view as it looks today on google street views to no avail.
Is it correct to say that this area was pretty much wiped out for the Harbor Freeway?

http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/1...righton8th.jpg
http://www.lapl.org/
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yeah, pretty much everything on 8th between bixel and francisco has been obliterated by either the harbor, or just plain ol' development.

at the lower right in this 1955 aerial you can see the tall building at the intersection of francisco and 8th

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00089/00089087.jpg
Source: LAPL

In this 1982 image taken from 8th and bixel looking east, (almost from the same vanatge point), you can see everything is purty much gone

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics41/00070225.jpg
Source: LAPL

gsjansen Oct 17, 2011 2:07 PM

some image from life magazine i don't recall seeing before.......(but i could be wrong)


4th and main 1948

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/44f08379ea270a61_large
Source: Life Magazine

5th and hill 1948

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/8d20cc178e3c6720_large
Source: Life Magazine


not quite sure of this exact location, but i'm pretty sure it's looking south on Figueroa, somewhere in the vicinity of temple or so 1948

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/f41e1ba4624096b1_large
Source: Life Magazine

construction begins on the 4 level interchange between the harbor, hollywood and arroyo seco and santa ana 1949

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/ab40c2e03d21fc26_large
Source: Life Magazine

and last but not least!

hollywood boulevard 1951..................wow!

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/a86cfc540e46175d_large
Source: Life Magazine

gsjansen Oct 17, 2011 2:18 PM

one more!

noir in color...............................


http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/991af87047307224_large
Source: Life Magazine

gsjansen Oct 17, 2011 2:27 PM

arrrrrrgggghhhhhhh! for what could have been some of the most amazing photographs ever taken of bunker hill just prior to it's destruction. we end up with these fat headed lawmen blocking the view!

Hey parker and friends, move yourselves out of the frame fercrissakes!!!!!!!! you guys are supposed to stop crime....not commit one!!!!!!!!! :hell:

1960

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/b3c3995012779a1e_large
Source: Life Magazine

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/7823d81d9441200e_large
Source: Life Magazine

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/32836caaecfa68d1_large
Source: Life Magazine



sigh................there's never one around when you need em.............

GaylordWilshire Oct 17, 2011 3:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gsjansen (Post 5447039)
arrrrrrgggghhhhhhh! for what could have been some of the most amazing photographs ever taken of bunker hill just prior to it's destruction. we end up with these fat headed lawmen blocking the view!

Hey parker and friends, move yourselves out of the frame fercrissakes!!!!!!!! you guys are supposed to stop crime....not commit one!!!!!!!!! :hell:


https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-u...2520AM.bmp.jpg

Those are some mean lookin' men--sometimes I'm reminded of the reactionary bent of L.A. politics.... I don't think I would have liked to have been me in that era, as much as I'm fascinated with it.

BrandonJXN Oct 17, 2011 3:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Horthos (Post 5446602)
I dont recognize any of that, so Im pretty sure most of its been replaced by the freeway.

While out for a walk this morning, I came across this interesting scene on the corner of 6th and s. saint andrews pl.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b155/Pustulio-/05.jpg
Photo by meee....

I have no idea how long this has been like this. Does anyone know anything about what may have happened here? Im assuming a fire...

I remember riding my bike down Wilshire about 5 months ago and I saw this building on fire. You'd think that it would've been repaired by now. Guess not. :\

GaylordWilshire Oct 18, 2011 11:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Horthos (Post 5446110)
So I checked out that bit of the sidewalk on broadway tonight. I am not sure what the building is as far as what it was historically, but now its just some typical greasy broadway shops, and the rest of the building seems empty.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...tulio-/1-2.jpg
Image from Google Earth

718-720 S Broadway was at one time known as the Wiley B. Allen Building-- W B Allen was a major West Coast music dealer. (All those random earthquake plates don't inspire much confidence....) Although I haven't found any vintage shots to confirm it, this distinctive sidewalk was apparently at the entrance to the company's retail store at this location, which must have succeeded an earlier store at 416-418 S Broadway:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-x...2520AM.bmp.jpgSilent Locations

GaylordWilshire Oct 18, 2011 7:39 PM

:5::5:

Thought maybe this Noirish Los Angeles milestone should be acknowledged...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-U...age1000big.jpg


Kudos to Our Esteemed Founder, ethereal_reality

so-cal-bear Oct 18, 2011 7:47 PM

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Handsome Stranger Oct 18, 2011 10:59 PM

A pair of autochromes showing Charlie Chaplin standing outside his studio on La Brea Avenue, circa 1917-1918.

http://www.geh.org/fm/mismis/m198220270024.jpg
[source: George Eastman House Still Photograph Archive]

http://www.geh.org/fm/mismis/m198220270026.jpg
[source: George Eastman House Still Photograph Archive]

And the same spot in October 2011. The steps and doorway still exist but the door is non-functional.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9.../labrea-02.jpg
[source: me]

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-5.../labrea-03.jpg
[source: me]

ethereal_reality Oct 18, 2011 11:10 PM

Great stuff handsome stranger!

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I came across this photo in the Metro Transportation Archive.

http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/9...sosayswhit.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/metroli...ve/2951000582/

It is the remains of the Forthmann & Bergin Building on First Street that housed the Los Angeles Soap Company (shown in 1884).

http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/5...hmannbergi.jpg
usc digital archives

I was delighted at the thought of the grand old building surviving against all odds.
Sadly, after a few searches on google street views of east First Street I realized the Forthmann & Bergin Building is probably long gone
......and that the Metro photo must date from the 1970s or 80s. :(

Can anyone pinpoint on an old map where did this building once stood? I only have the vague address of east First Street.

We covered the building briefly way back on page 96 of this thread.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1907

ethereal_reality Oct 18, 2011 11:38 PM

The Alexandria Apartments at 635 North Kenmore lost out to the Hollywood Freeway. That's Deanna Durbin and Judy Garland standing out front.


http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/8...s635northk.jpg
lapl

Oh....and I'm kidding about Deanna Durbin and Judy Garland. ;)

sopas ej Oct 19, 2011 12:56 AM

:previous:
Haha I nearly spit out my drink as I read that!

sopas ej Oct 19, 2011 1:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5448696)

_______


I came across this photo in the Metro Transportation Archive.

http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/9...sosayswhit.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/metroli...ve/2951000582/

It is the remains of the Forthmann & Bergin Building on First Street that housed the Los Angeles Soap Company (shown in 1884).

http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/5...hmannbergi.jpg
usc digital archives

I was delighted at the thought of the grand old building surviving against all odds.
Sadly, after a few searches on google street views of east First Street I realized the Forthmann & Bergin Building is probably long gone
......and that the Metro photo must date from the 1970s or 80s. :(

Can anyone pinpoint on an old map where did this building once stood? I only have the vague address of east First Street.

We covered the building briefly way back on page 96 of this thread.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1907

I think it was on the north side of 1st street, a block or so east of Alameda, in what would now be considered the Arts District, just east of Little Tokyo. This area is now surface parking lots, and the Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple is now there. If you do a Google Map search of E. 1st Street and Hewitt Avenue, you'll see the general area of where the soap company was: 1st and Hewitt

So was the Los Angeles Soap Company later White King Soap?

Here is the area in 1923. Notice in the lower middle-right, you can see the Los Angeles Soap Company.
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics27/00048040.jpg
LAPL

Here is the area circa 1950s. Notice in the middle right that the building says White King Soap.
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics45/00072267.jpg
LAPL

I'm very fascinated by the above photos because I frequent Little Tokyo and the Arts District, and it's interesting to me to see what buildings were there.

In fact looking at the above photo now, the old building that you posted, ethereal, is just right (east) of the intersection of Hewitt and 1st.

Fab Fifties Fan Oct 19, 2011 1:49 AM

Bi%$ch Fight!!!!
 
and Grandma goes in for the money shot!!!

http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/5173/kerfluffle.jpg
Acme Press Wire Photo/e-Bay

During the 1941 Ladies Dress & Sportswear union strike, union and non-union workers clash outside of the Pig 'n Whistle at 8th and Broadway.

The men seem to be enjoying it, of course.

~Jon Paul

Fab Fifties Fan Oct 19, 2011 2:32 AM

Early 1900's postcard currently on e-bay...

The Emerson Apartments 5857 Franklin Ave.
http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/631...ranklinave.jpg


Somehwere under Hollywood United Methodist Church is the plot of land they sat on.
http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/2...woodunited.png
Google Streetview

~Jon Paul

ethereal_reality Oct 19, 2011 2:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sopas ej (Post 5448870)
So was the Los Angeles Soap Company later White King Soap?

Here is the area in 1923. Notice in the lower middle-right, you can see the Los Angeles Soap Company.
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics27/00048040.jpg
LAPL

Here is the area circa 1950s. Notice in the middle right that the building says White King Soap.
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics45/00072267.jpg
LAPL

Thanks for the info. sopas_ej.

After a little more research, I found out that the Los Angeles Soap Company Plant was located at 617 E. 1st Street.
It covered 40 acres and had upwards of 600 employees. More than 75 brands of soap were manufactured at this one plant.

below: A couple photos of the plant. "The Home of White King Soap" is written along the cornice.

http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/727...hitekingso.jpg
lapl


http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/4...oapcompany.jpg
usc digital archive


http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/4099/...yscottfaja.jpg
Scott Fajack http://www.laobserved.com/assets_c/2...ajack-7034.php


I'm guessing 'White King' must have been their best selling soap. :)

Fab Fifties Fan Oct 19, 2011 5:30 AM

and speaking of....

the original
http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/8421/whitekingsoap.jpg
eBay

then in the 60's "White King D"!!!!
http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/1806/whitekingd.jpg
eBay

~Jon Paul


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