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ethereal_reality Aug 16, 2015 9:02 PM

:previous: Interesting Tourmaline...good job in eyeing the Singer Midgets billboard. (I thought that one sign said "Frozen Steam")
-nice collection of photographs.





If only this amazing monument had been built!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/538/GekhD4.jpg
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"A huge monument to commemorate the start of the army's round-the-world flight in 1924 from Clover Field, Santa Monica Calif., and serve as a beacon to guide flyers
to the field, is being projected by Geoffrey F. Morgan, and has enthusiastic backing. The model of the monument, to rival the Statue of Liberty, was completed by
Murrell(?) Gage....and daughter are showing."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...537/gjs62l.jpg

I wonder where the beacon (the actual light) would have been located...atop the globe?..or perhaps within the globe if the globe was glass (so cool).
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While driving the perimeter of Santa Monica/Clover Field Airport in the google-mobile, I came across this 'mystery' structure in the southwestern corner of the airport.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...540/cjkahR.jpg
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a closer look
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...538/Bwkt78.jpg
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Is it an old radar installation? or perhaps old support beams, from what used to be a gas tank?

Or how about an abandoned foundation for an over-sized monument to rival the Statue of Liberty? ;) (I'm kidding)



Here's an aerial.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...540/BZHeqN.jpg
google_earth.

:previous: If you look closely there appears to be a single line (a path?) connecting it to the rectangular building on the right.

Maybe HossC (or someone) can dig up some old aerials of the airport.;)

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HossC Aug 16, 2015 9:40 PM

:previous:

I haven't had a chance to Google what it is, but it's been there since sometime between 1952 and 1964 (below). The sharp corners on Dewey Street have been rounded off over the years.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...irport1964.jpg
Historic Aerials

ethereal_reality Aug 16, 2015 10:14 PM

:previous: thanks Hoss! hmmmm....installed during the Cold War.

I wonder what's making that dark triangular shadow? ....embankments? a scooped out area?




As most everyone knows, Ciro's (the building) is now the Comedy Store, but I didn't know was it was something called "it's Boss" in the 1960s.


the photo is date 1965.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...538/q4GXSs.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...633/fkaNF3.jpg
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Lovin' Spoonful's "Summer In The City" :):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5bUmx-hk-c






just for comparison..
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...907/7H60hW.jpg
corbis
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ethereal_reality Aug 16, 2015 10:52 PM

Speaking of monuments.

This 1,100 ft. "Angel Tower" by artist Brett-Livingston Strong was 'supposed' to rise at 3rd Street and Bixel.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...633/93Io7s.jpg
old file / also found at http://la.curbed.com/archives/2010/0...or_the_101.php


Why 3rd and Bixel of all places? I do not know.


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...901/xVngk6.jpg
old file of mine

"Mr. Strong designed a 350 ft. Angel sculpture to sit on a 750 ft. tower-of-babel-esque platform that would house galleries, shops,
several nondenominational chapels, a 5,000 seat concert hall and a revolving theme restaurant."

"That's a total of 1,100 ft. total, taller than the Library Tower which would have made it the new tallest structure west of the Mississippi."

http://la.curbed.com/archives/2010/0...or_the_101.php

You can file this one under 'pipe dreams'.
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HossC Aug 16, 2015 11:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7131413)

As most everyone knows, Ciro's (the building) is now the Comedy Store, but I didn't know was it was something called "it's Boss" in the 1960s.

the photo is date 1965.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...538/q4GXSs.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...633/fkaNF3.jpg
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I found the same picture on pinterest.com. In the comments, Alison Martino says "It's Boss in 1967- Sunset strip / Ciro's prior", and beachgal adds "Ciro's on Sunset (Hollywood) became a teen rock club during the summer of love in 1967 called "It's Boss" - A popular hangout for The Byrds, Sonny & Cher, The Lovin Spoonful and The Bobby Fuller Four."

ethereal_reality Aug 16, 2015 11:51 PM

Enigmatic homemade(?) Business card.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...911/VpxXmx.jpg
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Do you think "Luke Luqueer" was his real name? ;)

from the look of the card I guess he was an automobile salesman. -oh, and the part that says "Come on down and buy a car sometime." lol

"12th and Flower for Floating Power." -floating power, Huh?

.....but why the photograph of the three airplanes?
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HossC Aug 17, 2015 12:30 AM

:previous:

There's a photographer named Luke Luqueer listed in the 1942 CD. His address is given as 9023 Beverly Boulevard. There's also a Frank S Luqueer listed in various sales roles between 1917 and 1942. He seems to have been married to Gertrude E Luqueer, and Jeanne Luqueer appears in the later CDs at the same address as Frank and Gertrude.

CityBoyDoug Aug 17, 2015 12:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7131488)
Enigmatic homemade(?) Business card.



Do you think "Luke Luqueer" was his real name? ;)

from the look of the card I guess he was an automobile salesman. -oh, and the part that says "Come on down and buy a car sometime." lol

"12th and Flower for Floating Power." -floating power, Huh?

.....but why the photograph of the three airplanes?
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It seems to be a real surname. They appear to have been well known in aviation circles in that era. That may be why we see the airplanes in the card.

From:
http://www.ancestry.com/name-origin?surname=luqueer

ethereal_reality Aug 17, 2015 2:27 AM

I recently came across this sepia postcard of Palisades Park, Santa Monica. (1920s?)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...540/yzZq7u.jpg
eBay

So what is that 'phallic' thingy in the middle distance? A sculpture....a monument?
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ethereal_reality Aug 17, 2015 2:35 AM

...speaking of


Anthony Perkins in Los Angeles.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/911/eNTbbg.jpg
http://withlove-dino.tumblr.com/post...nthony-perkins

I don't believe I've ever seen this photograph. I didn't realize he was built so much like a swimmer.

ethereal_reality Aug 17, 2015 2:48 AM

Hody's children's menu.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...907/qPeOL5.jpg
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It was also a mask!





http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...540/kj1FZK.jpg
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:previous: notice the copyright. 1949

those are some tiny eye holes. lol
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Tourmaline Aug 17, 2015 5:34 AM

March 1932, Sunset Boulevard and Silver Lake Boulevard grade separation is complete.


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ver&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ver&DMROTATE=0
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http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...d/3919/rec/164





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Toward the top of that grade is Roy Shambeau's Silver Lake Service Station, featuring Navy Gas. 2861 Sunset Blvd.


1932
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Navy Oil Co.
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Not bilge!


Oil that is electrified and thermo-metered.
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After the Navy weighs anchor . . .

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Distinctive sidewall. Preferred by Paul Whiteman?
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http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/850...5524939020.jpg

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=10205

Tourmaline Aug 17, 2015 6:44 AM

1929 - Pico and South Ardmore was previously addressed by HossC http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=22195 but there may be more to discover. ;)




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1929 - Evelyn Brent in Darkened Rooms. "All talking!" Note the Magnetic Health Circle.

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ver&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ver&DMROTATE=0
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Remember the Alamo (for Lunch)? Curious place for a public kitchen. If it's installed on the front lawn, there will be less lawn to mow and water.

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ver&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ver&DMROTATE=0
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Apparently Evelyn had memorable roles playing a "crook." One publicity still said she would steal your heart. Could be. She had quite a career, as did her co-star, Neil Hamilton/Commissioner Gordon >> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evelyn_Brent
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Tourmaline Aug 17, 2015 7:11 AM

And now . . . the easy part.



1929 - House moving to a new neighborhood. (Unknown forwarding address)
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HossC Aug 17, 2015 11:16 AM

The opening sequence of 'Repo Man', which is episode 14 of the second season of 'CHiPs', takes place around this area. It was first shown in January 1979, so I'm guessing it was filmed in 1978. The scenario is that a busload of misbehaving schoolkids cause their driver to have a heart attack, leaving one of the kids to try and steer the bus. The first recognizable location is Silver Lake Boulevard at Duane Street.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ilverLake1.jpg
MGM TV/Rosner TV

Here's roughly the same view from 2012.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ilverLake2.jpg
GSV

The bus carries on past Effie Street.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ilverLake3.jpg
MGM TV/Rosner TV

The 7-Eleven is still there, although the design has changed a little.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ilverLake4.jpg
GSV

After telling the kid at the wheel to follow the white line, Jon turns for Sunset Boulevard.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ilverLake5.jpg
MGM TV/Rosner TV

The "Tom's Burgers" sign was still visible until at least October of 2014.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ilverLake6.jpg
GSV

Here's Tom's Burgers. It was on the site of Roy Shambeau's Silver Lake Service Station at 2861 Sunset Boulevard, as seen in Tourmaline's post.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ilverLake7.jpg
MGM TV/Rosner TV

The signs for Tom's Burgers have gone in the most recent GSV image (below), but can still be seen up until 2014. I believe the "Liquor" sign in the background is the same as the one in the 1978 image above.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ilverLake8.jpg
GSV

The scene finishes shortly after Jon makes a daring jump onto the bus from the bridge. How lucky that there was a crew working on the bridge from a suitably-placed platform!

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ilverLake9.jpg
MGM TV/Rosner TV

I can't see much that changed here since filming.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...lverLake10.jpg
GSV

ethereal_reality Aug 17, 2015 12:18 PM

:previous: I like that bridge a lot. What's depicted in the medallions over the pedestrian arches?

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ethereal_reality Aug 17, 2015 12:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tourmaline (Post 7131683)

What the heck is a Magnetic Health Circle Tourmaline?*
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*I have to admit, I didn't see the sign at lower left (until I studied the photograph again)
Soooooo....and this is embarrassing; I thought you were talking about the metal band around the utility pole. lol
(I thought perhaps it was placed there to block electrical charges from reaching the sidewalk....or something asinine like that) ha
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I've always thought Evelyn Brent was rather seductive.
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ethereal_reality Aug 17, 2015 12:49 PM

Do we know anything about this 'mystery' tower in the distance.

originally posted by Tourmaline
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...540/yIefQw.jpg

Was there a school, or perhaps a firehouse, in the vicinity of Pico and Ardmore?

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HossC Aug 17, 2015 1:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7131709)

I can't see much that changed here since filming.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...lverLake10.jpg
GSV

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7131738)

:previous: I like that bridge a lot. What's depicted in the medallions over the pedestrian arches?

That's the city seal (see below).

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

Here are the plans for the Sunset Boulevard bridge over Silverlake Boulevard. The full-size image is over 14,000 pixels wide!

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

Detail showing the location of the bridge.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original
Detail of image above.

Artwork for the seal.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...3.jpg~original
Detail of image above.

GaylordWilshire Aug 17, 2015 1:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7131750)
Do we know anything about this 'mystery' tower in the distance.

originally posted by Tourmaline
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...540/yIefQw.jpg

Was there a school, or perhaps a firehouse, in the vicinity of Pico and Ardmore?

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https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-X...20AM.jpg?gl=USGSV

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