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stanklem Oct 6, 2020 1:19 PM

[QUOTE=CaliNative;9064999]:uhh:
Quote:

Originally Posted by riichkay (Post 9064530)
https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds
streetgangs.com

Add re: Clanton St., four gang members on the corner of Essex and Clanton St., 1947.

^^^
Are these gentlemen wearing "zoot suits"? Where can you buy one of those? Maybe at Men's Wearhouse? Amazon? Cool look.

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I read today in the L.A. Times that they are going to try to re-establish steelhead salmon/trout in the L.A. River. Now that would be an accomplishment! Salmon and steelhead apparently once ran in our local rivers before the concrete flood control channels were put in--the L.A., San Gabriel and Santa Ana as salmon streams. Amazing. What's next--reintroducing grizzly bears and wolves to the San Gabriel Mountains?

What is the band securing the bottom of the right trouser leg on the fellow on the left? We used to use something like that for riding bicycles so the cuff would not get caught in the chain.

These guys need a half-decent tailor.

ethereal_reality Oct 6, 2020 3:33 PM

I don't recall seeing this mid-century apartment on NLA.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/3tk1x6.jpg
currently on eBay



As you can see the street number is 15901 and. . .

the street is Vermont Ave.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/2JbvIp.jpg
detail









The left side of the apartment reminds me of something but I can't put my finger on it.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/RmpTc7.jpg

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/3...924/TBk8Do.jpg


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ethereal_reality Oct 6, 2020 4:38 PM

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Here's another interesting photograph currently on eBay


Seller's description:..."1930'S PHOTO EATON'S STEAK CHICKEN HOUSE RESTAURANT WILSHIRE BLVD LOS ANGELES CA"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/354X2K.jpg
eBay

The biggest knife and fork I've ever seen.


Here's a menu with the Wilshire location at lower left.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/9cPwgk.jpg
reddit



hmmm. . .the one illus. looks like court yard apartments. What's that all about? :shrug:

For comparison here's a closer look at the drawing on the billboard.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/o86TAs.jpg
detail

It looks like a huge complex. Do you think the project fell through?






I'm trying to resist. . .I'm trying to resist. . .

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/mS6Vlk.jpg

I couldn't resist. :)



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Slauson Slim Oct 6, 2020 5:08 PM

Those young men on Clanton Street are wearing Zoot Suits.

riichkay Oct 6, 2020 5:25 PM

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

"A woman only identified by her first name, Josie, is wearing a zoot skirt suit while standing on the corner of E. 41st St. and Long Beach Avenue in Los Angeles, California in 1945. In the background is the restaurant, El Tonga."

Bristolian Oct 6, 2020 5:39 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9065333)
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Here's another interesting photograph currently on eBay


Seller's description:..."1930'S PHOTO EATON'S STEAK CHICKEN HOUSE RESTAURANT WILSHIRE BLVD LOS ANGELES CA"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/354X2K.jpg
eBay

The biggest damn knife and fork I've ever seen.

Based on the fact that every single person is wearing a heavy coat, that looks like a very cold day on Wilshire Blvd. I wouldn't mind a few of those now.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9065333)


Here's a menu with the Wilshire location at lower left.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/9cPwgk.jpg
reddit
hmmm. . .the one illus. looks like court yard apartments. What's that all about? :shrug:

It appears that the three lower photos are of Eaton's Santa Anita Restaraunt - Drive - In and Bungalows.

HossC Oct 6, 2020 6:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9065234)

I don't recall seeing this mid-century apartment on NLA.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/3tk1x6.jpg
currently on eBay

15901 S Vermont Avenue is still standing, but sadly it's lost its 'eyes'!

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

BillinGlendaleCA Oct 6, 2020 6:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9065234)
I don't recall seeing this mid-century apartment on NLA.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/3tk1x6.jpg
currently on eBay



As you can see the street number is 15901 and. . .

the street is Vermont Ave.

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And it's still there, minus a few of the decorative elements:

https://i.postimg.cc/Fz5ks89S/Screen...-06-112032.jpg via GSV

Arch2000 Oct 6, 2020 6:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9065234)
I don't recall seeing this mid-century apartment on NLA.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/3tk1x6.jpg
currently on eBay





The left side of the apartment reminds me of something but I can't put my finger on it.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/RmpTc7.jpg

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/3...924/TBk8Do.jpg


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Reminds me more of an 80's era cassette boombox:
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/f8/98...bcfef9e625.jpg
Pintrest

... which I'm shocked to find out are still made and for sale in 2020!

Mackerm Oct 7, 2020 9:52 AM

I was always fascinated by these two apartment buildings.
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.1270...7i13312!8i6656
See those hubcap sized circles beside the chimneys? Those were Gold Medallion plaques which indicated the buildings were electric only - none of that relic of the 19th century, natural gas.

Then one day the plaques were gone.
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.1269...7i13312!8i6656

I always wondered if somebody swiped them or if the owner made the unpardonable sin of providing cheaper utilities for the tenants. Also, I don't think I've ever seen giant medallions like these anywhere else. From what I've read, the all-electric gold medallions were small medals or decals or special doorbells. Has anybody else seen one of the giant plaques attached to a building?

Here's what they looked like:
https://i.postimg.cc/ZRvtbmLV/p16003...67160-full.jpg
Huntington
Ribbon cutting and presentation of Medallion Home award. 4/1/1963

JimCraig Oct 7, 2020 1:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 9065448)
15901 S Vermont Avenue is still standing, but sadly it's lost its 'eyes'!

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

The bars on the first floor windows are a nice decorative touch.

I'll never forget my first trip to Beverly Hills in 1980. I was shocked that so many houses had bars on their windows. Just a bird in a gilded cage?

transitfan Oct 7, 2020 1:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arch2000 (Post 9065501)
Reminds me more of an 80's era cassette boombox:
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/f8/98...bcfef9e625.jpg
Pintrest

... which I'm shocked to find out are still made and for sale in 2020!

That is surprising. Still with cassette or with cd?

sadykadie2 Oct 8, 2020 5:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9060541)
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mystery location.

I just checked all the past posts that mention elephants & I didn't see the following photographs.


This group of four photographs were on eBay several months ago. .

. . .and show an Elk's Club that, if I remember correctly, the seller said was located in the Los Angeles area.



https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/ji0ujO.jpg
eBay




Let's take a closer look at the shenanigans going on at the top of the stairs.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/VhVQw2.jpg
eBay

The young boys in the crowd are also wearing interesting hats. I see a couple of beanies and the smallest boy is wearing, what looks like, a Tyrolean hat with a feather.
Sidenote:...I wore a hat like that when I was a kid to hide my big ears.....(luckily my head eventually caught up with my ears and I'm considered normal now)





https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/pFI9pM.jpg
eBay

Were the elephants inside the building!?...:eek:







https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/nTWHi3.jpg
eBay






In this last view you can see a five-globe standard Llewellyn streetlight. . .

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

. . .and if you look closely there are a couple of signs in the distance.


detail
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/9iNj8u.jpg

possible clues? :shrug:




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This set of pictures looks like a bad dream you get after eating too much Chinese food

unihikid Oct 8, 2020 5:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mackerm (Post 9066080)
I was always fascinated by these two apartment buildings.
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.1270...7i13312!8i6656
See those hubcap sized circles beside the chimneys? Those were Gold Medallion plaques which indicated the buildings were electric only - none of that relic of the 19th century, natural gas.

Then one day the plaques were gone.
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.1269...7i13312!8i6656

I always wondered if somebody swiped them or if the owner made the unpardonable sin of providing cheaper utilities for the tenants. Also, I don't think I've ever seen giant medallions like these anywhere else. From what I've read, the all-electric gold medallions were small medals or decals or special doorbells. Has anybody else seen one of the giant plaques attached to a building?

Here's what they looked like:
https://i.postimg.cc/ZRvtbmLV/p16003...67160-full.jpg
Huntington
Ribbon cutting and presentation of Medallion Home award. 4/1/1963

I would walk pass this one on Pico Bl everyday. I doubt someone will take it.

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0511...7i16384!8i8192

ethereal_reality Oct 8, 2020 5:57 AM

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https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/Dl2Mva.jpg
onechair_barbershop

Does anyone recognize this young lady in front of the Tail O the Pup?...(1978)

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ethereal_reality Oct 8, 2020 6:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sadykadie2 (Post 9067110)
This set of pictures looks like a bad dream you get after eating too much Chinese food

And get this. . .odinthor found an article that said the eyes of the elk lit up at night.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/KyRUc4.jpg
detail



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ethereal_reality Oct 8, 2020 6:23 AM

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Neighborhood transgender bar. (February, 1982)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/3UtUVH.jpg
slufty / flickr

"The Silver Platter, opened in 1963, in the MacArthur Park area. For over four decades, the bar had become a haven for the city’s Latino transgender community."

Does anyone recognize this corner of 7th Street?

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ethereal_reality Oct 8, 2020 6:27 AM

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Here's another. . .this one taken through a chain link fence. ...(also February 1982)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/iZjPHA.jpg
slufty / flickr

"The Original Hard Rock Cafe at 300 E. Fifth Street. A scary place, its name refers to the patron who were between a rock and a hard place."


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Mackerm Oct 8, 2020 6:44 AM

:previous:
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9067137)
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Here's another. . .this one taken through a chain link fence. "The Original Hard Rock Cafe at 300 E. Fifth Street. A scary place, its name refers to the patron who were between a rock and a hard place.".

I'm pretty sure this photo is flipped. The Hard Rock Cafe showed up in an episode of Columbo. (The episode is "A Friend in Deed" Season 3 episode 8.) There's a screen grab on this page http://columboscreenshots.blogspot.c...4-part-09.html

Here's the screen grab showing the original Hard Rock Cafe

For any children reading this, it's on the back side of the Doors' album, Morrison Hotel. Which raised another puzzle which I've been unable to solve. A comment on this page says that it appears in an episode of Adam 12 called "Suspect Number One" which aired on Oct 29, 1974. Season 7, episode 5. It says it's 25 minutes into a 30 minute episode. I'm not seeing it. Any help??

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9067134)
"The Silver Platter, opened in 1963, in the MacArthur Park area. For over four decades, the bar had become a haven for the city’s Latino transgender community."

Does anyone recognize this corner of 7th Street?

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Nope, but I can make out the sign which says 2700 W 7th, which is at Rampart.

Quote:

Originally Posted by unihikid (Post 9067126)
I would walk pass this one on Pico Bl everyday. I doubt someone will take it.

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0511...7i16384!8i8192

Thanks! Took me a few minutes to spot that near the top of the Water and Power building. Also in frame is the Packard site oil well building, 5733 W. Pico.

HossC Oct 8, 2020 1:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9067129)
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https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/Dl2Mva.jpg
onechair_barbershop

Does anyone recognize this young lady in front of the Tail O the Pup?...(1978)

Looks like Sigourney Weaver. She'd be around 28/29 in this picture, which dates from the year before the release of 'Alien'.


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