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ethereal_reality Jan 7, 2017 12:40 AM

Here's another set of four color slides [1970s?] from the Los Angeles Planning Dept. (found on ebay)

There's no information and no dates.


#1
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/uaXiKf.jpg

I spy the Bradbury Building and the Metropolitan Water and Power Building (home of the Million Dollar Theater), among others.







#2
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/vkr4lp.jpg









#3
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/rX5d7M.jpg

I wonder how much longer that house with the red roof lasted? (after this slide was taken) :previous:









This last one (which appears unrelated to the others) has 'Industry Glendale' written on the border of the slide.

#4
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/JXjhf1.jpg

note the bend in the river....upper right corner-->

link
http://www.ebay.com/itm/35-mm-color-...wAAOSwjDZYbDzP

Martin Pal Jan 7, 2017 1:12 AM

69 years ago today.
 
Since I happened to see this photo dated January 6, and today is that, I thought I'd post it.


http://i533.photobucket.com/albums/e...ps11afcd0a.jpgKCET article

L.A. Civic Center masked by smog on January 6, 1948. Courtesy of UCLA Library Special
Collections - Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive.
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http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics48/00043551.jpgLAPL

Caption: Smoggy view along Sunset Blvd. looking east. Sunrise in Los Angeles on March 6 of an unidentified year. View is toward
the east from the grounds of the Board of Education toward Olvera Street and Terminal Annex.

HossC Jan 7, 2017 1:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7670252)

#3
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/rX5d7M.jpg

I wonder how much longer that house with the red roof lasted? (after this slide was taken) :previous:

This image has been flipped.

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

Here's roughly the same view today. The building in the foreground on the left with the three cylindrical tanks on the roof is on E 7th between Towne and Stanford Avenues. The red-roofed house disappeared between 1980 and 1994.

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

ScottyB Jan 7, 2017 2:15 AM

This last one (which appears unrelated to the others) has 'Industry Glendale'
written on the border of the slide.


https://c7.staticflickr.com/1/589/31...61e46209_o.jpg

this is looking SE from above Sonora St; Flower St on the right side, Grand Central running down the middle. The GCAT is left center.

ethereal_reality Jan 7, 2017 2:24 AM

:previous: Thanks ScottyB.

I just realized the 'industrial park' in the color slide is where the runways used to be at Grand Central Airport.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...921/AJtQ51.jpg
wandp


I must not have looked at the slide very closely. The old terminal is on the left side plain as day.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/mxn28R.jpg
detail

We've visited 'Grand Central' numerous ties on the thread.

This reminds me, I recently came across a great photograph of silent film star Bebe Daniels at the airport. I'll see if I can find it and post it before I turn in.
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Martin Pal Jan 7, 2017 5:18 AM

The Formosa Cafe Has Suddenly Shut Down
Los Angeles Magazine / January 6, 2017
:no:
http://www.lamag.com/askchris/formos...suddenly-shut/

tovangar2 Jan 7, 2017 5:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7670252)
Here's another set of four color slides [1970s?] from the Los Angeles Planning Dept. (found on ebay)

There's no information and no dates.

#1
I spy the Bradbury Building and the Metropolitan Water and Power Building (home of the Million Dollar Theater), among others.


I think I labeled most of the buildings which are still there (resisted adding the dates & architects)

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/3K...MKQ=w1366-h768
ebay via e_r

ethereal_reality Jan 7, 2017 5:34 AM

:previous: Nice job t2.

...you even noted where the Roundhouse used to be. :) -way cool!




http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...921/XODcUc.jpg
http://usclibraries.tumblr.com/post/...s-angeles-main





I never noticed this before (porthole? ;))

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...922/ykdEum.jpg

It looks like moisture is leaking from it.

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ethereal_reality Jan 7, 2017 6:06 AM

Here is an absolutely amazing photograph of film director King Vidor.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/mkxukq.jpg
ebay ( no longer listed)


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...922/IBBUWa.jpg

I'm not sure which location is shown in the Wm. Grimes photograph, but I'm leaning towards Porter Ranch.

Below is a list of locations for 'Billy The Kid' [1930] -from imdb

Zion National Park, Springdale, Utah

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Kit Carson's Cave, Gallup, New Mexico

Porter Ranch, Northridge, Los Angeles, California




for search purposes:
William Grimes, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

tovangar2 Jan 7, 2017 6:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7670487)

...you even noted where the Roundhouse used to be. :)

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LOL. Actually only the Spring St (rear) entrance of the Roundhouse would have been visible in your ebay shot:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/9q...Xa8=w1366-h768
wiki



Great shot of King Vidor.

Porter Ranch Rd:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/LV...1dg=w1366-h768
gsv

Porter Ranch is the edge of the sprawl these days. One can see bulldozers terracing virgin hillsides for house lots. We'll never learn. Omg, they lay a lot of lawn out there.



Where's Bebe? Is the photo from the Grand Opening? I don't think I've never seen any of those

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/CC...paY=w1366-h768
grand central air terminal

Lorendoc Jan 7, 2017 6:34 AM

Credit where credit is due
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7670196)
Lorendoc, thanks for finding the locations of the 1970s color slides I posted last night.

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Bristolian found the Whittier/Lorena site, I found the 3rd/Breed site, but the two commercial sites eluded what energy I had for them :shrug:

CityBoyDoug Jan 7, 2017 7:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7670497)
Here is an absolutely amazing photograph of film director King Vidor.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/mkxukq.jpg
ebay ( no longer listed)


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...922/IBBUWa.jpg

I'm not sure which location is shown in the Wm. Grimes photograph, but I'm leaning towards Porter Ranch.

Below is a list of locations for 'Billy The Kid' [1930] -from imdb

Zion National Park, Springdale, Utah

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Kit Carson's Cave, Gallup, New Mexico

Porter Ranch, Northridge, Los Angeles, California




for search purposes:
William Grimes, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer


Dramatic photo... ER
Location scene at Porter Ranch...Billy the Kid.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psxxjxlzoz.jpg
adriftingcowboy blog

odinthor Jan 7, 2017 3:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7670487)
:previous: Nice job t2.

...you even noted where the Roundhouse used to be. :) -way cool!




http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...921/XODcUc.jpg
http://usclibraries.tumblr.com/post/...s-angeles-main

[...]

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Given my botanico-horticultural interests, you can imagine that I've always been interested in that big Prickly Pear in front of the Round House. Since the pads can easily be broken off and rooted, it wouldn't be surprising if many pieces of that plant were taken as souvenirs and planted all over the place, and then pieces of those pieces distributed around even further. Some sort of plant DNA testing would probably indicate a lot of specimens around L.A. and its suburbs representing one original plant, and I'd guess that they probably derive from this very plant. (The next question would be . . . the origin of the Round House plant; maybe it was a propagation from, what, a Prickly Pear specimen at Mission San Gabriel?)

The Round House also had its own garden, with what I take were rather "naïve school" sculptures of, well, I think Adam and Eve were mentioned, and there were others too, I believe (just going off the top of my head here; I have more info squirreled away somewhere). Has anyone ever seen a sketch or drawing or other image of these sculptures? I wonder what happened to the originals...

ethereal_reality Jan 7, 2017 7:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7670498)

Where's Bebe? Is the photo from the Grand Opening? I don't think I've never seen any of those

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/CC...paY=w1366-h768
grand central air terminal

:previous: Good question t2.

I've looked high and low and can't find it.


But I found Corrine Griffith to hold you over. ;)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/D2qsdK.jpg
old file / originally from theoldmotor.com

ethereal_reality Jan 7, 2017 7:33 PM

While searching for Bebe, I happened upon this interesting photograph.

"LAPD cruiser, Hill Street tunnels, 1939."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/CndEiX.jpg
old file / pinterest

Look how far the hill has pulled away from the tunnel leaving a rather large gap..................................................:previous:(enough space for a dead body...in pieces)

also note the rather slipshod wire fence.
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(not sure if we've seen this photograph before; if so.. it's definitely worth a second look)

ethereal_reality Jan 7, 2017 8:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7670540)
Dramatic photo... ER
Location scene at Porter Ranch...Billy the Kid.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psxxjxlzoz.jpg
adriftingcowboy blog

:previous: So the King Vidor photograph was Porter Ranch.

& what a great photo CityBoyDoug! Thanks for finding it.




http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/z5dzY3.jpg
http://www.shadowcabaret.com/?p=1625



I didn't realize John Mack Brown was such a looker. (later known as 'Johnny' Mack Brown)

on the set of 'Billy The Kid' [1930]
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/EhUVWC.jpg
http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-bil...-10140871.html

note the camera covered in what looks like a pillow.................................:previous:

hmmm....to shield it from the sun...to keep the dust off...or both?
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just noticed: The horse is about to step in that 'loop' of cord (I hope no one was at the other end getting ready to pull)

I have to admit, I have a difficult time watching old westerns because of dirty tricks to the animals. -like using wires to trip them.

GaylordWilshire Jan 7, 2017 8:45 PM

Here, ER, let me help you find some pictures of JMB to verify his pulchritude...


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Uc...3yQ=w1366-h768


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Dn...Xyg=w1366-h768

And who's that on the right in these (looks like its could be the same guy)?

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/CT...jzw=w1366-h768

ethereal_reality Jan 7, 2017 8:48 PM

Looks like Rin-Tin-Tin to me. ;)

westcork Jan 7, 2017 8:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lorendoc (Post 7670018)
I'll see your OCD, GW and raise you this:

http://i.imgur.com/1AciNvs.jpg

The lightning bolts indicate a metal expansion joint which is also visible on the original picture. So the sailor has just crossed over the overpass.

I know I am late. But the light posts are the same. The lamps have been changed, but the posts match the photograph.

tovangar2 Jan 7, 2017 9:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7670837)
The horse is about to step in that 'loop' of cord

Isn't that a mule? (I'm no expert)

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7670812)
But I found Corrine Griffith to hold you over. ;)

Thank you! Fascinating

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/CE...5tM=w1366-h768
picsofcelebrities.com

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