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ethereal_reality Jun 16, 2015 10:19 PM

"White GM bus, Sierra Bonita Avenue, Los Angeles 1978"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...661/MSRekC.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BUS-MOTOR-CO...item2ee2ad2d8a

ethereal_reality Jun 16, 2015 10:27 PM

This is fun.

"Motorcycle and Side-Car Von Dutch Los Angeles Gas Station 1950s."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...540/0JImDj.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1950s-35mm-P...item58c6ea8bf6



a bit closer/ ;)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...909/Mf7QUQ.jpg

ethereal_reality Jun 16, 2015 10:32 PM

I just found this. (I believe it's the same motorcycle as the one above)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...661/hCXkpt.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1950s-35mm-P...94382070&rt=nc

ethereal_reality Jun 16, 2015 10:45 PM

Lou Costello Youth Foundation, Los Angeles 1948

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...901/ccas4g.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1948-LOS-ANG...item2c9bef9079





http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...538/NO56Ew.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1948-LOS-ANG...item2c9bef9079



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...537/u2TUKX.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1948-LOS-ANG...item2c9bef9079

Does anyone know where this was located?

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ethereal_reality Jun 17, 2015 12:07 AM

I don't believe we've seen this fascinating photograph on NLA. (even if we have...it deserves a second look ;))


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...538/Yh2QtU.jpg
eBay. Scroll right----> to see Sol's Liquor Store.

I believe this is the intersection of Sunset Blvd. and N. Alameda Street.



The Padre Vineyard Co. was located at 845 N. Alameda Street. (the building is still there)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...538/7cuhFD.jpg
gsv




If you look closely, the Padre Vineyard Co. 'ghost' sign is still visible. (barely)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...673/m4lvtV.jpg

We've visited this building before:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=26014









As most of you know, the building on the corner of Sunset (now Cesar Chavez) and N. Main is still there as well. (Italian Hall)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...905/libWHJ.jpg
gsv


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...540/10t9iJ.jpg
detail / eBay


I believe you can also see a small portion of Fort Moore Hill above the DBF billboard.

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Italian Hall:
http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=24720

Wig-Wag Jun 17, 2015 12:35 AM

Lou Costello Junior Youth League
 
ER, this is the Lou Costello Junior Youth Foundation and it is still there at 3114 East Olympic Boulevard, LA. However the original structure seems to have been severely altered.

[URL=http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/jgn151/media/Lou%20Costello%20Jr%20Yout%20League_zpsbwvbmwug.jpg.html]http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/...psbwvbmwug.jpg[/IMG]

Cheers,
Jack

CityBoyDoug Jun 17, 2015 4:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wig-Wag (Post 7065069)
ER, this is the Lou Costello Junior Youth League and it is still there at 3114 East Olympic Boulevard, LA. However the original structure seems to have been severely altered.

[URL=http://s1315.photobucket.com/user/jgn151/media/Lou%20Costello%20Jr%20Yout%20League_zpsbwvbmwug.jpg.html]http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/...psbwvbmwug.jpg[/IMG]

Cheers,
Jack

The center's pool is now closed...sadly.

Public Information: This facility is an LAPD stop-in center. [random checking for drugs]

Facility Features: Auditorium, baseball diamond (lighted), basketball courts (unlighted/outdoor), childrens play area, community room, indoor gym (without weights), picnic tables, soccer field (lighted).

Wig-Wag Jun 17, 2015 4:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7065273)
The center's pool is now closed...sadly.

Public Information: This facility is an LAPD stop-in center. [random checking for drugs]

Facility Features: Auditorium, baseball diamond (lighted), basketball courts (unlighted/outdoor), childrens play area, community room, indoor gym (without weights), picnic tables, soccer field (lighted).

Thanks for the update CBD. Such lofty aspirations makes it all the more sad.

Cheers,
Jack

Noircitydame Jun 17, 2015 4:25 AM

another photo of Perry's
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7059741)
We haven't seen it, but...

NoirCityDame did a post trying to figure out some conflicting information she had: claiming Sardi’s was where Henry’s used to be; but that couldn’t be right. 6321 where Henry’s was, opened as the new location of Perry’s Brass Rail in March 1934.

Your press photo above, E_R, is dated 1933 and we see Perry's Brass Rail as well as the blade sign of Henry's. Perry's "address" unfortuantely isn't on the press information, but, apparently, if these dates are correct, Perry's Brass Rail moved from the location in your photograph to where Henry's was located, at 6321 Hollywood Blvd.

The L.A.T. ad in NoirCityDame's post would indicate this: It moved three doors east!
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...t3-13-34-1.jpg

Here is a 1933 Bruce Torrence photo dated 1933 that shows Henry's. On the very left, it's hard to tell if Perry's Brass Rail is there, but the design of the storefront to the right of it matches the design to the right of the Perry's sign in your photo. (Sardi's is under construction.)

http://hollywoodphotographs.com/photos/lrg/RN-068-3.jpg

Perry's didn't last long at either address. NoirCityDame indicates that by 1936 it was the Weiss Cafe.

By 1940, that 6321 address was completely rebuilt by Charles Lee into the Admiral Theater, currently the Vine Theater.

Check out NoirCityDame's post about Perry's Brass Rail, Henry's Restaurant, Weiss Cafe, the Admiral, Sardi's and Chi Chi's HERE!

For some perspective of this location, here is an undated LAPL photo of this corner, at Hollywood and Vine. I'd say c.1930. Henry's is there, the Chinese Garden is to the right. Where the first Perry's location will be looks to have a two-word sign, the words beginning with J and S. The Pantages is in the distance to the right.

http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics39/00039172.jpgLAPL

I found another view of Perry's, in the State Library collection, lurking in the background of this early '30s view of Gibson's shoes.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...ass%20rail.jpg

Gibson's was 6329 Hollywood Blvd.

Night view from the same series with the neon going:

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...son%20shoe.jpg

The building can be seen from across the street in this c. Dec 1937 Herman Schultheis view (LAPL collection). Isabel Pickrell Inc. Hats for Women was at 6325-1/2 then:

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...var%201937.jpg

HossC Jun 17, 2015 9:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7064980)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wig-Wag (Post 7065069)

ER, this is the Lou Costello Junior Youth League and it is still there at 3114 East Olympic Boulevard, LA. However the original structure seems to have been severely altered.

http://i1315.photobucket.com/albums/...psbwvbmwug.jpg

Cheers,
Jack

The main building is easier to see in this June 2012 view. Many of the attractive details have gone, and it's nearly hidden by trees, but the basic structure remains.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...Foundation.jpg
GSV

I also found an article on abbottandcostello.net which starts with the question "Is Lou's Foundation run from the heart... or for the publicity?". It has a lot of background information and some more pictures.

srk1941 Jun 17, 2015 4:42 PM

WOW!!!! I've been to meetings here, to work on saving Wyvernwood, the first Garden Apartment community, from 1939, which is treatened with demolition. It's adjacent to this. I could tell it had good bones, but this is beautiful!



Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7065412)
The main building is easier to see in this June 2012 view. Many of the attractive details have gone, and it's nearly hidden by trees, but the basic structure remains.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...Foundation.jpg
GSV

I also found an article on abbottandcostello.net which starts with the question "Is Lou's Foundation run from the heart... or for the publicity?". It has a lot of background information and some more pictures.


srk1941 Jun 17, 2015 4:44 PM

That is Estrada Courts in the background of the photos of the pool....


Quote:

Originally Posted by srk1941 (Post 7065719)
WOW!!!! I've been to meetings here, to work on saving Wyvernwood, the first Garden Apartment community, from 1939, which is treatened with demolition. It's adjacent to this. I could tell it had good bones, but this is beautiful!


Wig-Wag Jun 17, 2015 4:49 PM

Lou Costello Junior Youth Foundation
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7065412)
The main building is easier to see in this June 2012 view. Many of the attractive details have gone, and it's nearly hidden by trees, but the basic structure remains.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...Foundation.jpg
GSV

I also found an article on abbottandcostello.net which starts with the question "Is Lou's Foundation run from the heart... or for the publicity?". It has a lot of background information and some more pictures.

Interesting Link, HossC. From "Dentists and doctors are on call free of charge for needy youngsters. Children suffering malnutrition get free vitamins", to "LAPD stop-in center. [random checking for drugs]". (CBD). Where did it all go wrong?

Cheers,
Jack

Martin Pal Jun 17, 2015 7:04 PM

Nice finds, NoirCityDame, especially the contrasting day and night shots!

ethereal_reality Jun 17, 2015 11:08 PM

Los Angeles, 1927

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/537/1QhqZ1.jpg
eBay

:previous: "Synthetic Policeman"


Thanks for all the follow-ups on the Lou Costello Youth Foundation. It's much appreciated.

ethereal_reality Jun 18, 2015 12:25 AM

I first came across this example of "Nautical Moderne" a few months ago while 'driving' the google-mobile up San Fernando Blvd.



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...903/BMVoJO.jpg
gsv



It's located at 3200 N. San Fernando Blvd. and California Street.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...911/CckVX0.jpg
gsv





http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...537/sxFnUJ.jpg
gsv



Amazingly, the porthole windows still pivot open.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/673/t6Sno2.jpg
detail




Yet on closer inspection, I noticed that three portholes and two rectangular windows appear to have been covered up. :(

'ghost' windows along N. San Fernando Blvd. side of the building.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...538/RUikDB.jpg
gsv







After numerous google searches, I found this photograph that shows the windows before they were covered over. (it appears that it wasn't that long ago)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...673/MZGTMQ.jpg
http://www.citysearch.com/profile/61..._labs_inc.html

I'm hoping someone can dig up vintage photographs of the place....and additional information. :)


Today, the building is home to Micro Quality Labs.

ethereal_reality Jun 18, 2015 12:51 AM

Here is a great nightclub photograph of a frolicsome pair in downtown Los Angeles, 1945.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...537/TpVFaL.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/December-194...item20fd0d6f26





...and where was it taken?

None other than the much-discussed Waldorf Cellar.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...540/1yzp2x.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/December-194...item20fd0d6f26








further reading.......;)


The Waldorf Cellar.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=22149

Matchbook / with three men representing the three branches of the armed forces, Waldorf Cellar
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=24633

...and just for fun, I'll repost this photograph.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...661/uqdR42.jpg
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=24635

ethereal_reality Jun 18, 2015 1:30 AM

A sudden downpour!



"Ventura Blvd. at Woodman, 1950s San Fernando Valley"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...537/8LHClu.jpg
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/562950022142005828/


It appears that many of the buildings are still standing.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...661/RrAopQ.jpg
gsv



Even the house (& the more modern building next to it) is still there.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...537/aZurwu.jpg
detail / pinterest

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...673/NW1fwX.jpg
gsv

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John Maddox Roberts Jun 18, 2015 2:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7066338)
I first came across this example of "Nautical Moderne" a few months ago while 'driving' the google-mobile up San Fernando Blvd.



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...903/BMVoJO.jpg
gsv



It's located at 3200 N. San Fernando Blvd. at California Street.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...911/CckVX0.jpg
gsv





http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...537/sxFnUJ.jpg
gsv



Amazingly, the porthole windows still pivot open.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/673/t6Sno2.jpg
detail




Yet on closer inspection, I noticed that three portholes and two rectangular windows appear to have been covered up. :(

'ghost' windows along N. San Fernando Blvd. side of the building.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...538/RUikDB.jpg
gsv







After numerous google searches, I found this photograph that shows the windows before they were covered over. (it appears that it wasn't that long ago)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...673/MZGTMQ.jpg
http://www.citysearch.com/profile/61..._labs_inc.html

I'm hoping someone can dig up vintage photographs of the place....and additional information. :)


Today, the building is home to Micro Quality Labs.

I've seen this architectural style called "transportation motif." It was the fashion for making buildings resemble ships or aircraft, since these were the most futuristic technologies of the early 20th century. The famous Los Angeles Coca-Cola bottling plant is one of the most outstanding examples of the style.

Albany NY Jun 18, 2015 2:15 AM

Is it just me, or....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7066261)
Los Angeles, 1927

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/537/1QhqZ1.jpg
eBay

:previous: "Synthetic Policeman"
appreciated.

Oh, my! He's sporting quite an impressive tallywhacker, isn't he? :haha:


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