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ethereal_reality Dec 11, 2016 3:29 AM

I found this photo in an old file. (the only information I have is frustratingly vague)

"Transporting Harold Lloyd's body through a service entrance, 1971."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/yRuhg1.jpg
old_file dated 2008

At first I thought it might be the back of the morgue at Temple and N. Grand.




This place.
http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=33124
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ethereal_reality Dec 11, 2016 4:13 AM

Bill, I hope you don't mind if I post this photograph of yours.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/Flz9MM.jpg
BillinGlendaleCA at https://www.flickr.com/photos/133535...in/dateposted/

I happened upon it this afternoon, and I still haven't been able to figure out where it was taken.




-not to mention that sign is making me thirsty. ;)

ethereal_reality Dec 11, 2016 4:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HenryHuntington (Post 7647289)
Pretty sure that's the Forest Lawn entrance, e_r. And the adjoining right-of-way wasn't PE's, it was Glendale & Montrose Ry./Union Pacific. G&M's history:
http://www.erha.org/g&m.htm

Thanks for the correction HH

I had forgotten all about the 'Glendale & Montrose Railway Company'.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/y9nV7B.jpg
http://www.cvhistory.org/meetings/ol...y11meeting.htm

:previous: The Glendale & Montrose electric freight locomotive, shown here on the curve of Montrose Ave.

(still operating today at the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris, California)
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ethereal_reality Dec 11, 2016 5:37 AM

One more post for tonight. (I promise ;))

Quote:

Originally Posted by SHERIFFPAUL (Post 7646719)
This is a picture of my office/bungalow in Camrose Park, Hollywood.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/VDOWxK.jpg

I really like the reddish-brown paint on this one. (anyone know what color that is?)






SheriffPaul's post reminded me of this photograph in one of my old files. It's simply titled "LASD Firing Range".

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/jiOhrK.jpg

Would this have been taken somewhere near the present-day Biscailuz Center, or did the Sheriffs Dept. train in Elysian Park like the Los Angeles Police Dept?
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Besides the location, I'm curious about this giant outdoor fireplace.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/q7nBWG.jpg
detail

I'm thinking the guy wearing the white apron and hat is getting ready to serve lunch. (is this something they did back then?)



Oh, and there are some pretty nice homes in the distance.

Here's a closer look (I numbered them for some reason)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/guilMB.jpg
detail

I'm anxious to see if all the homes are still standing.

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BillinGlendaleCA Dec 11, 2016 5:55 AM

No problem, it's by the gate at the bottom of Mt. Lee Drive. I took it on the return from my last trip up to the Hollywood sign.

tovangar2 Dec 11, 2016 6:18 AM

Harold Lloyd last rites - 11 March 1971
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7647878)
I found this photo in an old file. (the only information I have is frustratingly vague)

"Transporting Harold Lloyd's body through a service entrance, 1971."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/yRuhg1.jpg
old_file dated 2008

At first I thought it might be the back of the morgue at Temple and N. Grand.




This place.
http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=33124
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That's round the back of the old, 1961, Millard Sheets Scottish Rite Masonic Temple at 4357 Wilshire (across from Wilshire United Methodist church and the Ebell Club).
The 1902, John C Austin Higgins/Verbeck/Hirsch mansion on Lucerne (in the background), also seen before on NLA, was the giveaway:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Fw...Y8A=w1366-h768
gsv (from plymouth blvd) may 2016


As has already been mentioned here, the former temple opens as a museum next year.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/37...Az8=w1366-h768
google maps


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/KP...jKc=w1366-h768
la conservancy

The house was moved to 637 S Lucerne in 1923 from Wilshire & Rampart to make way for the Arcady, now the Wilshire Royale (as HossC was just reminding me).
The home is for sale (lots of pix at link). The owners are asking for only about half of its estimated value.


I thought Lloyd was a Shriner, not a Mason (?)



Thx for all the great posts e_r. Lots to look at :-)

CityBoyDoug Dec 11, 2016 10:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7647958)
That's round the back of the old, 1961, Millard Sheets


I thought Lloyd was a Shriner, not a Mason (?)

One can be both a Mason and a Shriner ....simultaneously.

GaylordWilshire Dec 11, 2016 1:57 PM

:previous:


The Higgins-Verbeck was actually moved to Windsor Square in 1923 rather than 1924, as the Conservancy has it.


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/xI...024-h576-rw-no


More here and here.


Lloyd's funeral was held at the SR Temple on March 11, 1971.

Hollywood Graham Dec 11, 2016 5:03 PM

Shriner
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7648008)
One can be both a Mason and a Shriner ....simultaneously.

You have to be a Mason to join the Shrine..

tovangar2 Dec 11, 2016 6:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hollywood Graham (Post 7648126)
You have to be a Mason to join the Shrine..

Thx HG & CBD. I (obviously) never did get the Masons, Shriners, Elks, Odd Fellows, etc sorted out

CityBoyDoug Dec 11, 2016 6:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hollywood Graham (Post 7648126)
You have to be a Mason to join the Shrine..

tovangar2

My stepfather had a Shriner fez....I thought is was all very strange. Masons are cultish and weirdly rely on blood lines.
I prefer Ed Norton's Raccoons.

Actor Glen Ford
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psmhevvfdq.jpg
http://www.kosair.com/

tovangar2 Dec 11, 2016 7:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7648191)
I prefer Ed Norton's Raccoons.


LOL. I remember them!



P.S.
Recalling now Harold Lloyd's total devotion to his 3-D photography career.

Here's Marilyn poolside at Greenacres:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/bM...e_I=w1366-h768
harold lloyd trust

Blaster Dec 11, 2016 7:13 PM

Before he built his enormous estate Greenacres, Harold Lloyd owned and lived in a house only a few blocks from where the Scottish Rites Temple now stands. The house is on the Southeast corner of 5th and Irving. Unfortunately it's been in bad shape for years and is probably the most rundown house in Windsor Square. I'm not sure who lives there but it has a definite Grey Gardens vibe.

Earl Boebert Dec 11, 2016 7:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7648216)
LOL. I remember them!



P.S.
Recalling now Harold Lloyd's total devotion to his 3-D photography career.

Here's Marilyn poolside at Greenacres:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/bM...366-h768-rw-no
harold lloyd trust

Plus all the nudes he photographed up at the Spider Pool (covered here some time ago.)

Cheers,

Earl

GaylordWilshire Dec 11, 2016 8:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blaster (Post 7648217)
Before he built his enormous estate Greenacres, Harold Lloyd owned and lived in a house only a few blocks from where the Scottish Rites Temple now stands. The house is on the Southeast corner of 5th and Irving. Unfortunately it's been in bad shape for years and is probably the most rundown house in Windsor Square. I'm not sure who lives there but it has a definite Grey Gardens vibe.


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/HB...092-h614-rw-no

Blaster--here it is: http://windsorsquarelosangeles.blogs...square_10.html

tovangar2 Dec 11, 2016 8:43 PM

Harold Lloyd, 502 S Irving
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Blaster (Post 7648217)
Before he built his enormous estate Greenacres, Harold Lloyd owned and lived in a house only a few blocks from where the Scottish Rites Temple now stands. The house is on the Southeast corner of 5th and Irving. Unfortunately it's been in bad shape for years and is probably the most rundown house in Windsor Square. I'm not sure who lives there but it has a definite Grey Gardens vibe.



The 1921 house last sold for $60K in 1971. Lloyd had paid $125K for it in 1923. Zillow pegs it at about $4 million now.

HossC Dec 11, 2016 10:55 PM

Half of today's Julius Shulman post is in color. It's "Job 3897: John Kewell, Montebello Fire Department Headquarters (Montebello, Calif.), 1965".

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

I like these old fire trucks.

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

The black & white shots are more arty. I still haven't figured out why there's a cage around the top of the building.

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

I nearly left this shot out, but then I realized how well it shows off the brickwork around the entrance.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4.jpg~original

All from Getty Research Institute

Now designated as Station/Engine Co 55, you'll find the building at 600 N Montebello Boulevard. Sadly, none of the GSV images show the doors open more than this.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...5.jpg~original
GSV

Tourmaline Dec 12, 2016 1:16 AM

Quote:

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (M.P.S.E.) annual award ceremony took place at Barraclough's Restaurant, 6220 W. Third Street in Los Angeles.

"Motion Picture Sound Editors yesterday passed out awards to movie and TV editors for 'best sound' in 1957. Dick Powell and Walter Rossi were honored for Fox's 'Enemy Below.' Pictured above is sound editor Leonard Davison, honored for 'Silent Service' on TV. With him here is technical adviser Capt. F. Gordon Selby and Actress Anne Neyland who presented the trophy."
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00121/00121420.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00121/00121420.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/SsR42ia.jpg From GW's Windsor Sq. blog: http://windsorsquarelosangeles.blogs...square_10.html

One source states Barraclough's was featured in Architectural Digest. I suspect the source is referring to some interior residence shots from 1957 and not the restaurant, despite its advertised million dollar cost. http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/compou...coll5/id/10187 I believe we have seen a glimpse of Barraclough's or a successor "Dublin's Food & Fun" as listed in the 1960CD or Loehmann's as listed in 1987CD) but that post is momentarily elusive.

http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/YeMAAO...Yg/s-l1600.jpgebay


Quote:

Originally Posted by unihikid (Post 5825511)
there was a mayfair for ever there.in the mid 90s when i was in my teens we would go to loehmanns for shoes.then afterwards the farmers market had a long building along fairfax where they had shops and at the end of the shops was antique alley,its funny how in 15-20 years things have changed so much in that area.

For anyone familiar with the area, I vaguely remember the Whole Foods Store to have been a Market Basket too, or was it a Mayfair, or Alpha Beta or even Safeway? Someone peering over my shoulder reminds me that there was a Loehmann's Clothing store further east on the south side of Third Street (across from the Gilmore DriveIn?). But before it was a clothing store, was it not a Steakhouse or Italian restaurant that had its fair share of interesting clientele? Or perhaps I am confusing this with someplace else.

For MR, isn't there a glimpse of the Gilmore DriveIn in AH?;)


Quote:

Originally Posted by nostalgie (Post 5826385)
Wow! Instant nostalgia. Have been shopping at 3rd & Fairfax since the late '50s (was but a wee bairn at the time) & remember several things about BOTH shopping areas. The one to the east (where the Ross is today) was the Park LaBrea Shopping Center, and the supermarket was indeed a Market Basket. The center had basic service businesses: dry cleaners, drug store, etc. The center to the west (where Whole Foods is now) was a charming place known as the Town & Country Center until 1961 or '62. (There's a center in Palo Alto almost identical to it - very woodsy, shingled bungalow style buildings).
When the new shopping area was built, the anchor was a Sav-On (now CVS) drugstore on the Fairfax end. The supermarket I recall was a Safeway, and there was a - I think - Zody's or White Front where the KMart is now. The center area (extends south about half a block) had a grease pit known as Fisher's Burgers, much loved by Fairfax High students.

Oh - about the Loehmann's -- you're right, it was a restaurant in its original form, a place called Dublin's Food & Fun (I still have a matchbook somewhere). The building was a sort of rounded mid-century mod thing.




I think the Zody's or White Front was "Britts Department Store - 6310 West Third Street." I vaguely recall someone claiming the structure started out as a maternity ward and hoped to find out more of the structure's history. A cursory permit search for 6310 W Third St. reveals that the bulk of the structure was permitted in 1961 onward and that the property was originally owned by USC. A 1949 permit (that is not viewable on line) indicates a preexisting structure. Could it have been the maternity ward? :shrug:


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ethereal_reality Dec 12, 2016 3:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7647958)
I thought Harold Lloyd was a Shriner, not a Mason (?)


I had this in one of my files.

June 6, 1938
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/oQ3rmw.jpg
eBay

"When the Tangier Temple delegation from Omaha Nebraska arrived in Los Angeles for the Shrine Convention,
they were greeted by Harold Lloyd, film comedian who hails from Nebraska himself.
"

left to right:

W.H. Karnett, Potentate of the Tangier Temple knighting Harold Lloyd into the order of AK-SAR-BEN (Nebraska spelled backward),
Hugh Cutler, recorder of Tangier Temple, Joseph H. Pengilly, potentate of Al-Malaikah Temple of Los Angeles, and Harold Lloyd
who is chief Rabban of Al-Malaikah Temple.



Here's the reverse (same as what I just typed :previous:)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/FwCXC9.jpg
6-6-38

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ethereal_reality Dec 12, 2016 4:08 AM

While snooping around for that landmark Sycamore tree and D.A.R. rock near the entrance to Forest Lawn I happened upon this intriguing photograph.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/GjIbT1.jpg
https://richardnilsen.com/tag/forest-lawn/

Two things:

#1 Is that a giant Rooster Head in the basket the youthful putti is hoisting up.

#2 Has Forest Lawn resorted to Astro-Turf?
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OK, three things...

Does anyone know where in the park this particular statue is located?

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