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Martin Pal Jul 16, 2022 5:38 PM

Thanks for the link to that video of the Dodger Stadium ski jump, riichkay!
I see it took place in October, which can be one of the hottest months of the year! The announcer at the beginning mentioned they couldn't be stopped by "nationwide droughts" and an "extended Indian summer." The more things change, the more they stay the same, eh?


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Originally Posted by riichkay (Post 9677729)
Dodger Stadium has also hosted boxing....
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And don't forget the NHL Hockey game on January 25, 2014! A week before, the high temps were in the 80's. The high that day was 77° and at game time it was 63°.

https://thehockeywriters.com/wp-cont...ium-Series.jpgHockeyWriters

From the link:
The game marked the first regular season outdoor game in the U.S. held west of the Mississippi. It was also the first regular season outdoor game held in a warm climate.

Former The Hockey Writers contributor Walter McLaughlin wrote about the scene, calling it “Pure California.” He added, “A stage set up in right field, a beach volleyball court in left, a roller hockey rink placed between the foul lines, the pitcher’s mound and home plate, and — oh yes — the hockey rink in the middle of the diamond, appropriately placed at center stage.”

"To be at Dodger Stadium in essentially the winter was very cool and felt like a great representation of what Southern California is.”

CaliNative Jul 18, 2022 6:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 9677212)
Since Los Angeles is the host of the MLB All Star game this year, I thought I'd post this photo from the pre-game festivities the last, and only, time it was held
at Dodger Stadium, July 8, 1980. (The Coliseum hosted one in 1959 when the Dodgers played there.)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...1f00052c_b.jpg
Photo courtesy of Jerry Reuss/Flickr

This event was the first time any stadium used the large DIAMONDVISION screen in the ballpark. Looks rather quaint now, at the time it was revolutionary.

An article about the 1980 All Star Game references how this came to be at Dodger Stadium, among other innovations for the event.

https://www.mlb.com/news/los-angeles...-all-star-game

(You can also find the entire game to view on youtube.)

This year it is being held next Tuesday, July 19, 2022, after being postponed from 2020. I'm not sure why it was postponed two years, but this year is 42 years from 1980 and 42 is a number every baseball fan knows. July 19, 2022, also happens to be Rachel Robinson's 100th Birthday! There has been no mention of this that I have noted anywhere. Maybe they are planning something with that in mind for that day. She did appear at Dodger Stadium on Jackie Robinson day this past April, and hopefully she will be able to again next week! That would be pretty special.

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Bristolian is correct. The game was postponed in 2020 because of covid, raging in L.A. with the vaccines still in the future. I think the hospital ship may still have been docked in L.A. Harbor.

I remember watching that 1980 All Star game on ABC. One of my clear memories (I was 28) was Howard Cosell snidely saying that "Manhattan has more tall buildings in a single block than all of DTLA" to paraphrase him, when they had an aerial shot of DTLA from the Goodyear blimp. Thst may have been almost factually correct in 1980 (L.A. had just 5 buildings over 50 stories in 1980* and a few more over 40) , but it seemed an unnecessary putdown. Cosell didn't like L.A. I suppose. Maybe he was a Brooklyn Dodgers fan. Maybe they have that clip of Howard saying that DTLA putdown on youtube. I bet Hoss or Martin could find it :wiseman:

*Over 50 floors in 1980: Arco/BA twins, Security Pacific Bank (now BA tower), Wells Fargo Center (und. const.), United Cal. Bank, later First Interstate (now Aon tower)

Martin Pal Jul 19, 2022 8:30 PM

On June 17th I posted about the Tail o' the Pup soon to be reopening at 8512 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood.

For a few hours last Friday evening the place had a soft opening to test everything out.

Tail o' the Pup is having a Grand Reopening tomorrow, July 20, 2022, with new extended hours from 11am to 10pm!

https://wehotimes.com/wp-content/upl...7/IMG_4967.jpgWeHoTimes/Instagram

This LA Eater article has over 20 photos of the Tail o' the Pup in it's new location and of the food it will be selling.
https://la.eater.com/2022/7/8/232006...llywood-photos

https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/aaCu...he_Pup_027.jpg

Lwize Jul 19, 2022 8:47 PM

The Doors recorded LA Woman at The Tail 'O The Pup??

After a few chili dogs, Riders On The Storm takes on new meaning.

Martin Pal Jul 19, 2022 9:18 PM

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Originally Posted by CaliNative (Post 9678722)
[...] I remember watching that 1980 All Star game on ABC. One of my clear memories (I was 28) was Howard Cosell snidely saying that "Manhattan has more tall buildings in a single block than all of DTLA" to paraphrase him, when they had an aerial shot of DTLA from the Goodyear blimp. Thst may have been almost factually correct in 1980 (L.A. had just 5 buildings over 50 stories in 1980* and a few more over 40) , but it seemed an unnecessary putdown. Cosell didn't like L.A. I suppose. Maybe he was a Brooklyn Dodgers fan. Maybe they have that clip of Howard saying that DTLA putdown on youtube. I bet Hoss or Martin could find it :wiseman:

*Over 50 floors in 1980: Arco/BA twins, Security Pacific Bank (now BA tower), Wells Fargo Center (und. const.), United Cal. Bank, later First Interstate (now Aon tower)
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I saw that there's a couple youtube videos of the entire 1980 All-Star Game in Los Angeles and so I looked for what you were talking about.

There's two interesting things. The one you spoke of begins at 37:12. Before he says the quote you paraphrased, when they first show
the skyline shot Howard Cosell says: "Pretty isn't it?"

At the 1:16:47 mark the skyline is shown again and the other broadcaster (Keith Jackson, I believe) makes a factual, perhaps, but snide, IMO, comment of his own.

Video Link

Mackerm Jul 20, 2022 3:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 9680258)

Uh-oh. Somebody's going get an earful. We all know that LA Woman was not, in fact, The Doors' final studio album. It was followed by Other Voices (1971) and Full Circle (1972). I have little doubt that this cynical attempt to whitewash history will be corrected in short order. You say I'm jumping to conclusions? Well, Look at the old, worn-out plaque. (Photo dated 2021):

https://i.postimg.cc/7hQwvHGS/Photo614020o.jpg

Historical Marker Database

Anyway, here's a mystery location. This photo was supposedly taken at 8512 Santa Monica, but it is different.

https://i.postimg.cc/VLWG7GtW/Paul-F...1090-550x.webp

Morrison Hotel Gallery

As ethereal_reality often puts it: :whip:.

Update Here's an archived page made by two of the band members, The Doors Guide to Los Angeles, which sheds some light on the question. (Also some nice '70s era photos of the West Hollywood area.)

Bristolian Jul 20, 2022 4:01 PM

Another Mystery Location
 
This is a screenshot from the opening monologue of Dragnet season 3 episode 16 that first aired January 30, 1969. It's obviously downtown but where?

https://i.imgur.com/8kB2Fnj.png?1

This also appears in the opening but no mystery as it has been discussed here before. I just thought it was a cool image.

https://i.imgur.com/H9zuLr1.png?1

ethereal_reality Jul 20, 2022 5:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Snix (Post 9677896)
Is this the cabin?
https://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/619/images/P0075152.jpg

"The oldest structure in the parks, however, probably a square stone house about 16x16 feet, 200 feet west of the adobe.
This rock cabin bears some evidence of having been the field quarters of ranch foremen or tenders of the livestock..."

....:previous: YOU FOUND IT! ..:)

Interesting that it's determined to be older than the adobe.

Thanks, Snix.



ethereal_reality Jul 20, 2022 6:01 PM

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Mystery location. .somewhere in Chinatown.

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

What's interesting is. . .this isn't a parade. . .and that's not a dragon.

"Through clouds of firecrackers the Spirit Lion dances door to door to drive away evil spirits."

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/5hhnOF.jpg


Date stamp.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/3...922/1Qr2gR.jpg



A pretty good clue.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/HLLwLg.jpg

Good luck, noirishers!


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HossC Jul 20, 2022 7:51 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9681120)

The Asiatic Costume Co is listed at 522 N Los Angeles Street in the CDs of 1924-27. Tom Gubbins was the manager.

HossC Jul 20, 2022 10:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Bristolian (Post 9680938)

This is a screenshot from the opening monologue of Dragnet season 3 episode 16 that first aired January 30, 1969. It's obviously downtown but where?

https://i.imgur.com/8kB2Fnj.png?1

My clue here was when I recognized the blade sign of the Panama Hotel at 403 E 5th Street. That means we're looking towards DTLA from around San Pedro Street. The different lens used by GSV makes it difficult to get a similar "now" view, but here's one showing the extant building and sign.

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...namaHotel1.jpg
GSV

We've seen the Panama Hotel a few times before on NLA, but not from this angle.

Martin Pal Jul 21, 2022 3:02 AM

A new neon mural debuted in Los Angeles in July at Chavez Ravine...
...designed by neon artist Lisa Schulte.




CaliNative Jul 21, 2022 7:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 9680291)
I saw that there's a couple youtube videos of the entire 1980 All-Star Game in Los Angeles and so I looked for what you were talking about.

There's two interesting things. The one you spoke of begins at 37:12. Before he says the quote you paraphrased, when they first show
the skyline shot Howard Cosell says: "Pretty isn't it?"

At the 1:16:47 mark the skyline is shown again and the other broadcaster (Keith Jackson, I believe) makes a factual, perhaps, but snide, IMO, comment of his own.

Video Link

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Thanks Martin. Knew you could find it. Cosell (& Jackson?) putdown of DTLA still irritates me a bit 42 years later, although there was some truth in his remarks. L..A. Skyline is now too powerful to mock. By the Olympics should even be more awesome :wiseman:

Bristolian Jul 21, 2022 3:26 PM

:previous:

That is definitely Keith Jackson.

citywatch Jul 21, 2022 7:17 PM

The all Stars game in 1980 & dt makes me think of how the hollywood industry didn't have alot to work with in the past, when dtla was still fairly anonymous....back when urban cores throughout the US were going downward & the burbs were gaining all the importance.

I believe the former twin towers of the Arco company...dated from 1971, 1972....were still under construction when this promo was filmed. This was at least 4 or 5 yrs before other bench line properties in dtla like the bonaventure hotel were built. It was designed by a guy from Atlanta who created similar type hotels...known for lobbies hundreds of ft tall (the bonaventure's lobby, however, was much shorter)...throughout various American cities. I read an article from over 45 yrs ago where he at the time said that everyone looked up to SF & implied the same wasn't true of LA.


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fhammon Jul 22, 2022 5:02 AM

Hotel
 
It has been quite a while since I've posted here but this shot stirred me a bit.
It's from Science Fiction Theater's 'Beam of Fire' (1955). It's supposed to be the hotel where some Secret Service men chose to stay as if it were a normal type of hotel in1955. It looks much older of course but maybe by only thirty or fourty years or so.
Does anyone recognize it as being in Los Angeles? If it is, it must appear in some other shots here. The name on the sign is too blurred to read.

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...JOdlBMaE5IdGNB

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...JOdlBMaE5IdGNB

ethereal_reality Jul 22, 2022 3:25 PM

:previous:

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/QonKhB.jpg




Here is fhammon's mystery hotel.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/1d1UoM.png

I agree, it does look like Los Angeles but I can't place.




You can watch the 26 minute Science Fiction Theater episode in its entirety Here.
The hotel is seen at the 7:17 mark.
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Bristolian Jul 22, 2022 3:42 PM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 9681449)
My clue here was when I recognized the blade sign of the Panama Hotel at 403 E 5th Street. That means we're looking towards DTLA from around San Pedro Street. The different lens used by GSV makes it difficult to get a similar "now" view, but here's one showing the extant building and sign.

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...namaHotel1.jpg
GSV

We've seen the Panama Hotel a few times before on NLA, but not from this angle.

Well done Hoss! I knew it wouldn't take you long. I looked up the previous appearances of the Panama Hotel on NLA and in every one the area looks smaller and somehow less gritty than it does in the Dragnet screenshot. It might just be the imposing skyscrapers in the distance that are not seen from other angles.

Earl Boebert Jul 22, 2022 3:50 PM

And here's flammon's mystery hotel demurkified and sharpened a hair:

http://www.boebertandblosssom.com/LANoir/Hotel.jpg

http://www.boebertandblossom.com/LANoir/Hotel.jpg

For some reason the site won't display an image from mine.

Cheers,

Earl

Mackerm Jul 22, 2022 6:53 PM

https://i.postimg.cc/QM8t3k86/Pasade...way-ca1956.jpg

Water and Power Associates Original is on LAPL, but to me the Water & Power version is SLIGHTLY clearer.

This is driving me bats. I should be able to figure this out, but it ain't happening. I did work out that the small square sign has a Route 11 symbol.. Martin Turnbull recently posted this elsewhere.


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