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ethereal_reality Apr 5, 2022 1:53 AM

re: ..The flora at Chateau-Thierry Airfield.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/TlMfL1.jpg
aircraftjournal Sept. 30, 1920



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Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 9587513)
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Interesting, e_r. It looks as if we have a Norfolk Island Pine, a Canary Island Date Palm, and various specimens of a species of Eucalyptus, likely E. citriodora.
I must say, having lived in the Long Beach area my whole life, I've never heard of the Chateau Thierry area or development. Live and learn!

Thanks for answering my question, odinthor. :)

Good eye, Noir Noir. I agree that Daugherty is standing in one of the 'towers' on the hanger.




Here's a fun snapshot that was recently listed on eBay.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/Wqfkj5.jpg

Has anyone heard of Crown of Hollywood Apartments?

I think the "Guardian" sign is advertising a newspaper, right?
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HenryHuntington Apr 5, 2022 4:52 AM

Looks to me like the sign reads "Guardian Hotel Apartments", e-r. The 1956 city directory shows the Guardian Arms Apartments at 5217 Hollywood Blvd. (between Hobart and Kingsley). A quick spin in the googlemobile shows the subject building extant, albeit perhaps unnamed. A search for "Crown of Hollywood" failed to yield any results, though that building also remains.

The gas station where our protagonist is showing off his car now is the parking lot for the Hollywood Thai Restaurant and Bar.

Perhaps someone with more time and/or sleep and better skills can illustrate the above in a more extensive post. But I hope this is a start.

CaliNative Apr 5, 2022 10:26 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 958907)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/Wqfkj5.jpg

Has anyone heard of Crown of Hollywood Apartments?

I think the "Guardian" sign is advertising a newspaper, right?
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Haven't heard of "Crown of Hollywood" apts (probably anything but), but I do spot a blurry sign advertising "Langendorf Bread". Common in my larval stage in the 1950s and "Camelot" days in the early 1960s, up there with Weber's and Wonderbread, but rarely seen today. Don't know if they even make it anymore....anybody know? As gone with the wind as Brew 102? Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio.... and Langendorf Bread? And where is "City Boy Doug"? He used to post some interesting stuff. :wiseman:

Noir_Noir Apr 5, 2022 12:52 PM

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Originally Posted by HenryHuntington (Post 9589174)
Looks to me like the sign reads "Guardian Hotel Apartments", e-r. The 1956 city directory shows the Guardian Arms Apartments at 5217 Hollywood Blvd. (between Hobart and Kingsley). A quick spin in the googlemobile shows the subject building extant, albeit perhaps unnamed. A search for "Crown of Hollywood" failed to yield any results, though that building also remains.

The gas station where our protagonist is showing off his car now is the parking lot for the Hollywood Thai Restaurant and Bar.

Perhaps someone with more time and/or sleep and better skills can illustrate the above in a more extensive post. But I hope this is a start.


Approximate original picture view as it is nowadays.


https://i.imgur.com/tUsJA12.jpg
GSV


The Crown of Hollywood Apartments building these days.

https://i.imgur.com/ZRa2fky.jpg
GSV


1942 listing for the Crown Apartments.

https://i.imgur.com/e022SrW.jpg
rescarta.lapl.org

BDiH Apr 5, 2022 4:39 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9589074)
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I think the "Guardian" sign is advertising a newspaper, right?
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The Guardian Arms was home to Elizabeth Short in 1946. She lived in apartment 727.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/Wqfkj5.jpg

Martin Pal Apr 5, 2022 5:16 PM

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And what make of car is that?

Earl Boebert Apr 5, 2022 5:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 9589601)
:previous:

And what make of car is that?

Looks like a 1954 Plymouth.

Cheers,

Earl

riichkay Apr 5, 2022 8:20 PM

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We have seen so many bizarre "theme" restaurants over the years, I was almost certain this one had been posted....but nothing turned up in a search, apologies if it is a re-post....the Hangman's Tree, with 2 locations in the Valley, so not sure which one we are looking at....photo is undated but likely about 1950.

From the Los Angeles Times... "Tarzana had several interesting eating places in our early years there. A favorite was the Hangman's Tree, named for a huge, venerable sycamore that shaded the west side of the restaurant. Legend had it that early horse thieves were strung up in the sycamore gibbet. For a time, a stuffed dummy called Reseda Red swung from a branch on the end of a rope. On his chest was a sign saying, "Warm beer. Lousy food."




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vintagemenumania.com




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The menu mentions serving chicken grown at a farm in Northridge, owned by the father of the famed "Jenny" Simms....this is apparently a reference to the big band singer Ginny Simms....


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

Mackerm Apr 6, 2022 1:04 AM

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https://i.postimg.cc/CLm4xVdw/Hangma...-Bubenheim.jpg
Facebook - Valley Relics Museum

"who remembers the Hangman's Tree restaurant on Ventura in Tarzana? Picture taken around 1949-50. Photo and post by Charlie Bubenheim"

An earlier generation, less-cropped version of the photo from 2012 with a bit more info. I can make out "Hangman's Special." Does it look like there's some lettering above the roof to the right of the tree?

StreetView Apr 7, 2022 5:55 AM

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Originally Posted by CaliNative (Post 9588087)
This view of Signal Hill reminds me that for several decades in the early 20th century, the L.A. basin was the most productive source of oil in the entire world. The massive Huntington Beach and Long Beach fields alone were the biggest producers in the world until the giant Central Valley and Saudi fields came fully online in the 1940s. Even bigger than the East Texas field. L.A. is so much. It was Houston and Dallas combined. Imagine, the world center of energy in the 1910s, 1920s, 1930s. The world center of aviation, aerospace and defense until the 1990s. Still the filmed entertainment center of course. Forever probably. The largest port complex in the U.S., and one of the largest manufacturing and distribution centers. "Lalaland"...hardly. A big hard working city. A hard playing city too. It is hard to imagine the U.S. and world without a Los Angeles.

So well said Cali! This area is instrumental in the development of so many, many key industries and social influences that it is truly mind boggling. Very few places on earth have ever the impact on society that the Los Angeles region has. Others can put her down, but she remains a major force to be reckoned with!

ethereal_reality Apr 7, 2022 6:35 PM

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Originally Posted by riichkay (Post 9589831)
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/3...924/M3pqUn.jpg

We have seen so many bizarre "theme" restaurants over the years, I was almost certain this one had been posted....
but nothing turned up in a search.

:previous: riichkay, I also thought that we had seen the Hangman's Tree but I was confusing it with old posts on the Hangman's Tree out in Calabasas.

This one.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/etsyQU.jpg


"Adjacent to the grocery store was the Oak Garage, named for the oak tree, known as "Hangman's Oak".




After that. . .
I fell into a Hangman's Tree rabbit hole and the deeper I got the more confused I became until I realized there were two Hangman's Trees on in Calabasas Road. (?) . . .possibly across from each other.



Here's an aerial of Calabasas Road in 1958....That's Leonis Adobe at upper right.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/7DTRYB.jpg
waterandpower

But that hangman's tree isn't the Oak Garage "Hanging Tree". From what I gather this tree used to stand next to the Calabasas Jail. (shown below)


Calabasas Jail, circa 1902

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csun

The Calabasas jail house was built in 1869 and was moved to Chatsworth in 1902. In 1910 the jail house was torn down. A corner of the Leonis Adobe can be seen between "hangman's tree" and the jail. The tree itself was later moved closer to Leonis Adobe.



And here's the Jail House "Hangman's Tree" in 1963. (five years after the aerial photo)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/0Ga2nV.jpg
leonisadobemuseum

And it's demise.

"In 1965, Rocketdyne needed to transport a prototype rocket through Calabasas to its testing facility in Simi Hills. The landmark tree (in bad shape at the time) created a bottleneck for the oversize load. To solve the problem, a crane operator carefully transported the lifeless 30-foot trunk down the road to Leonis Adobe, a Calabasas house once owned by a prominent nineteenth-century Basque rancher. Here the beloved mock gallows, concreted into place, stood until 1995, when a winter storm toppled it. The desiccated wood shattered instantly, and in the aftermath, someone absconded with the decorative noose."



The arguably more famous Oak Garage "Hangman's Tree" held on until 2017.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/UP4E85.jpg
theacorn





https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/9pngDR.jpg
theacorn


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ethereal_reality Apr 8, 2022 3:25 PM

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Here are 2 Original amateur Slides of the Tick Tock Restaurant.

The seller listed both slides as N. Hollywood (Toluca Lake) but, as you can see, the second slide with the very cool cars is the Hollywood location.


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











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eBay



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ethereal_reality Apr 8, 2022 3:54 PM

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I thought the 2nd slide looked familiar but I must have been thinking of this photo of the Hollywood Tick Tock posted by GaylordWilshire back in 2014.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/tqF6OH.jpg
skyscraperpage

Amazing, isn't it.

ethereal_reality Apr 8, 2022 4:02 PM

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Refresh my memory, folks..........
Have we seen the Tick Tock Auto Court?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/FMUPH9.jpg
link
................Sixty Modern Tourist Cabins
Will Rogers Highway...Where dat?..............................




Welcome! to Los Angeles.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/r8bvcS.jpg

Nice touch. :)



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Martin Pal Apr 8, 2022 4:57 PM

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I was trying to find when this auto court was built. I did find a used postcard of the place with a cancellation date of 1939.

Looking up Will Rogers Hwy. this info popped up: A congressional resolution to name Route 66 in honor of Will Rogers was considered in 1935 but was not finalized. The highway unofficially was dubbed the Will Rogers Highway by the U.S. Highway 66 Association in 1952.

Then there's this thoroughly researched blog post, posted a month ago titled:
Former US Route 60 and US Route 70 in the Los Angeles-Pomona Corridor

US Route 60 and US Route 70 were 1930's era additions to the US Route System within Southern California. Both US Route 60 and US Route 70 were both major transcontinental highways which spanned the width of the United States at their maximum extent. This blog features the alignment history of US Route 60 and US Route 70 from Los Angeles east to Pomona. As originally envisioned in the early drafts of US Route System what became US Route 66 in California was intended to be US Route 60.

http://www.gribblenation.org/2022/03...ute-70-in.html

I didn't read the whole thing, it's quite extensive with dozens of document photos, but so far haven't come across any mention of Will Rogers Hwy. in connection to it.
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As for Harrison-Ramona Boulevard...

Harrison - ?

Ramona Blvd. - L.A.'s First Expressway
https://losangelespast.blogspot.com/...xpressway.html

ethereal_reality Apr 8, 2022 5:14 PM

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Thanks Martin Pal....You're quick! :)


mystery slides.

"1959 Orig Los Angeles Street Scene Cars Movie Theater 2 Kodachrome Photo Slides"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/5A4vmA.jpg
eBay

hmmmm. . . [scratches head]


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

All I can see, in terms of clues, "Chi Chi" and "Sizzling Steaks".



Good luck, minions. :whip:

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Palmero Apr 8, 2022 5:52 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9593144)
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Thanks Martin Pal....You're quick! :)


mystery slides.

"1959 Orig Los Angeles Street Scene Cars Movie Theater 2 Kodachrome Photo Slides"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/5A4vmA.jpg
eBay

hmmmm. . . [scratches head]


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

All I can see, in terms of clues, "Chi Chi" and "Sizzling Steaks".



Good luck, minions. :whip:

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Chi Chi Palm Springs at 217 N. Palm Canyon Drive. The mountains in the background is a giveaway.

Fascinating historical info here: https://www.desertsun.com/story/news...lumn/70218308/

HossC Apr 8, 2022 7:54 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9593046)

Refresh my memory, folks..........
Have we seen the Tick Tock Auto Court?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/FMUPH9.jpg
link
................Sixty Modern Tourist Cabins
Will Rogers Highway...Where dat?

Could this be the Tick Tock Auto Court? The road through the middle of the upper image was Ramona Boulevard in 1938. The lower-left image shows that the structure was still there in 1948, but the lower-right image shows it gone in 1952. The area just south of Ramona Boulevard is now home to Harrison Elementary School. The site is approximately 3 miles from City Hall, so 5 minutes' journey time seems about right. Today, the I-10 and El Monte Busway go through this location.

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...kAutoCourt.jpg
mil.library.ucsb.edu/Historic Aerials

Bristolian Apr 9, 2022 12:47 AM

Tick Tock & Portholes
 
The Tick Tock Auto Court is fascinating to me. I don't recall seeing a motor hotel with actual garages for the guests. Just like home!

Changing subjects, this screenshot is from Joe Friday's opening monologue from The Fur Burglary from season 1, episode 9 of Dragnet, 1967. Sgt. Friday describes the location as East 5th Street.

https://i.imgur.com/BxoPwKU.png?1http://dragnetstyle.blogspot.com/201...-burglary.html

I recall seeing several bars here with the distinctive porthole window. e_r's 2017 post included a couple photos of Al's which can be seen here. Al's was also located on East 5th but they are clearly two different places. The one from Dragnet appears to be called "The Porthole". Were there two places, so similar, in the same vicinity?

BDiH Apr 9, 2022 2:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Bristolian (Post 9593583)
The Tick Tock Auto Court is fascinating to me. I don't recall seeing a motor hotel with actual garages for the guests. Just like home!

The M&M Motel in the San Fernando Valley still has garages for guests.

http://theblackdahliainhollywood.com...otel%20005.JPG


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