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Martin Pal May 16, 2015 9:28 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7029791)

Unless I'm overlooking the obvious, what is this sign supposed to be saying?

CANTEEN? But it looks like two T's.

HossC May 16, 2015 10:01 PM

:previous:

American Women's Voluntary Services Canteen:

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...eraCanteen.jpg
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Andys May 16, 2015 11:06 PM

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Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 7029866)


Isadora Duncan, the real truth?


She's got legs? http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=2669
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4120/...1f455e88db.jpghttp://farm5.static.flickr.com/4120/...1f455e88db.jpg





http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...cer&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...cer&DMROTATE=0 http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/32905/rec/5


Isadora Duncan died in '27. The following pictures were allegedly taken the same year. Coincidence? :no:



Half-hearted attempt at replicating Rolls' "spirit of ecstasy" or raw performance art, circa 1927? :no:



1927 - Not-so-tiny, but extremely versatile, dancer on a Chevy. (Apologies to Elton)
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...cer&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...cer&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...cer&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...cer&DMROTATE=0



http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...cer&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...cer&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...cer&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...cer&DMROTATE=0


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...cer&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...cer&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...cer&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...cer&DMROTATE=0





In 1927, Duncan was 50 years old (at her death). I'd opine that she was a youthful looking 50 at that!

Andy

CityBoyDoug May 16, 2015 11:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7029904)
Unless I'm overlooking the obvious, what is this sign supposed to be saying?

CANTEEN? But it looks like two T's.

Good question. Something mysterious about this sign.

Earl Boebert May 16, 2015 11:42 PM

Cool article for the old rockers out there:

http://www.collectorsweekly.com/arti...-sunset-strip/

"From San Jose down to Santa Fe."

Cheers,

Earl

GaylordWilshire May 17, 2015 12:45 AM

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Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 7029887)
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Although I am keeping an open mind, when it comes to radiator-dancing, I prefer a warmed-up Marmon.;)

Anyone recognize the location? Somewhere near 13th and Figueroa?
(Perhaps the fact that the photos were taken for Pelton Motors offers a clue? )

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-W...8%252520PM.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-A...2520PM.bmp.jpg


Pelton had a Marmon outlet in Pasadena--


http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/u...XT=&DMROTATE=0
From post 14627


More Pelton: post 15764 and post 11973

Andys May 17, 2015 12:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Earl Boebert (Post 7029956)
Cool article for the old rockers out there:

http://www.collectorsweekly.com/arti...-sunset-strip/

"From San Jose down to Santa Fe."

Cheers,

Earl

Thanks EB, that indeed is a cool article! I worked in west Hollywood in the late 60's/early 70's, and drove past those billboards regularly.


Andy

GaylordWilshire May 17, 2015 2:19 PM

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-T...ryhalbrent.jpgAmericarTheBeautiful

Pistol street signs always catch my eye, and it's great to find them still in place-- And sometimes you find them together with a newer model.... Mission Hills:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-v...2520AM.bmp.jpgGSV

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-T...2520AM.bmp.jpg

BifRayRock May 17, 2015 2:31 PM

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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7029987)
Pelton had a Marmon outlet in Pasadena--

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 7029887)








GW:I did recall the prior Pelton posts and thank you for mentioning them. The backdrop struck me as familiar but not significant. In throwing out the Figueroa and Thirteenth locale, I was thinking more toward the South Washington area (near the Mode O' Day building) since so many other campy pictures were taken there, e.g., http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=24430 a As for the exact location of the 1926-Marmon hood dancer, it could have been shot in any number of DTLA parking lots. :shrug:



Oh well . . . time for a gratuitous repost of the woman in the hospital gown set to take flight - or audition for Ray Bolger's straw-laden role. :koko:http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...70279&page=430


http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ls...df3o2_1280.jpghttp://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ls...df3o2_1280.jpg




1931 - Unexplained image of Cheetah stand-in? (For what it's worth, the object is identified as a "lubricator." http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co.../id/9025/rec/3 )
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...key&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...key&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...key&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...key&DMROTATE=0 http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/3070/rec/13





ps: I did not mean to imply that Isadora Duncan was actually depicted hood-dancing. But, for all anyone knows, she could have been part of that short-lived trend.:rolleyes:





BifRayRock May 17, 2015 7:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Handsome Stranger (Post 6842647)
Nice find! I've wondered about that Southeast corner of the Paramount lot, in part because of how much it has changed from the way it looked in Sunset Boulevard.

https://38.media.tumblr.com/e5f586d8...rtso1_1280.jpg

https://33.media.tumblr.com/a536d36c...rtso2_1280.jpg

https://33.media.tumblr.com/503d25fa...rtso3_1280.jpg
[source: Paramount Pictures]

It certainly looks as though this was a public street right up to the gate at Bronson and Marathon. It's also interesting to note that television station KTLA was situated so closely, as it was then owned by Paramount. (Any guesses as to the name of the cafe seen behind Norma Desmond?)

The little cafe on the corner still existed in 1961, as can be seen in this aerial shot from The Errand Boy:

https://33.media.tumblr.com/591dbc10...rtso4_1280.jpg
[source: Paramount Pictures]

When did Paramount take over this block to add a parking lot? The magnificent Bronson gate still exists but it's quite difficult to see from Melrose Ave.








http://cbsnews1.cbsistatic.com/hub/i...on_Gate010.jpghttp://cbsnews1.cbsistatic.com/hub/i...on_Gate010.jpg





Anyone have Adolph Zukor's number?



https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped..._Zukor_001.jpghttps://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped..._Zukor_001.jpg

As many know, there were two prior Studio ventures that occupied the 5451 Marathon/ 5300 Melrose lot - prior to Paramount: "Paralta," followed by "Brunton." It is worth noting that one of the sources mentioned below (Rex Ingram book) discusses the fact that Paralta optioned the 18 acre property from Clunes. More on Clunes here: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=24508 Robert Brunton, whose name was next attached to the lot, "was appointed executive director of Paralta studios."

There are two spellings for Paralta (Peralta). I think the second is erroneous. http://wikimapia.org/7351995/Former-...istorical-site

Page 2432 of the 1918CD lists "Paralta" Studios, Inc. and Paralta Productions, Inc. at 5300 Melrose. Scholarly texts on the subject also use the "Paralta" spelling https://books.google.com/books?id=Vj...201918&f=false. Finally, a certain studio layout plan also uses the "Paralta" spelling. All of these sources strongly suggest Paralta is the correct spelling.

This rekindles another thought, Whether the "Par[a] Alta" had anything to do with the name, "Para""Mount"? Coincidence?:rolleyes:


1918 Paralta Studios on Melrose Ave.
http://digitalcommons.chapman.edu/jo...40/preview.jpg
: http://digitalcommons.chapman.edu/jo...ent_film/1536/

"Paralta Plays, Inc."

As reported by the March 8, 1918 edition of the Dramatic Mirror:
"Further Enlargement of the Paralta Plant Proposed." https://books.google.com/books?id=9e...ngeles&f=false

Rex Ingram and Paralta: https://books.google.com/books?id=9e...ngeles&f=false




Brunton Studios
http://photos.wikimapia.org/p/00/00/31/33/14_big.jpghttp://photos.wikimapia.org/p/00/00/31/33/14_big.jpg



As an afterthought, I noticed a few publicity photos bearing the name "Paralta" "L/A." The '32CD lists a Paralta [photography] Studios at 551 S Broadway. This would have been more than a decade after Paralta's demise so the connection seems purely coincidental.








ethereal_reality May 18, 2015 12:46 AM

Here I am beating this dead horse again. ;)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...673/B3Qlvs.jpg
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7029766)

Marked in blue is where I believe the old pedestrian entrance (Channel Road & P.C.H.) was located.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...538/fAmDAB.jpg
gsv

I just came across this even better vintage view, that I believe shows my theory is correct, without a doubt. :)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...912/dy93DP.jpg
old file of mine


I have to confess...this area, at the base of Santa Monica Canyon, holds some of my better memories of my time in Los Angeles.
My best friend, who also worked at Lorimar, lived on secluded Hillside Lane near old Rustic Creek.
At the time, I was only in my early twenties, while she was in her early fifties, but she was the life of every party....just an amazing woman.
I miss her very much.

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ethereal_reality May 18, 2015 1:08 AM

"Women boxing on a Los Angeles rooftop, 1933."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/540/E2VdFw.jpg
'bacchus213' at https://www.pinterest.com/pin/356628864215919322/

:previous: It would certainly be fun to try and locate this rooftop, despite the lack of clues.

I asked myself; "Where would you find a group of young ladies on a rooftop?"
Could it possibly be a Y.W.C.A?....or perhaps that boarding house in Hollywood for young female starlets (I can't remember it's name or location)


That said, the poor brunette is getting KO'ed!


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CityBoyDoug May 18, 2015 2:08 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7030612)
"Women boxing on a Los Angeles rooftop, 1933."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/540/E2VdFw.jpg
'bacchus213' at https://www.pinterest.com/pin/356628864215919322/

:previous: It would certainly be fun to try and locate this rooftop, despite the lack of clues.

I asked myself; "Where would you find a group of young ladies on a rooftop?"
Could it possibly be a Y.W.C.A?....or perhaps that boarding house in Hollywood for young female starlets (I can't remember it's name or location)


That said, the poor brunette is getting KO'ed!


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ER...this appears to be a movie studio...Paramount Pictures??. Could that building at the upper right and the right side be sound stages?
Also, the buildings in the middle appear to be typical movie lot offices and technical support.

It kind of reminds me of my days when I worked at Paramount in the 1970s.


tovangar2 May 18, 2015 2:39 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7030612)
I asked myself; "Where would you find a group of young ladies on a rooftop?"
Could it possibly be a Y.W.C.A?....or perhaps that boarding house in Hollywood for young female starlets (I can't remember it's name or location)
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You mean the Studio Club? 1215 Lodi Place.

Nah, it looks like this:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-p...72827%2BPM.jpg
pinterest

Or it did look like that until, in an act of wickedness I actually witnessed, the loggia was filled in. Now it just looks kind of blank. It's a Julia Morgan for Pete's sake.

I think CBD is on to something

ethereal_reality May 18, 2015 2:44 AM

:previous: Yeah, that's the place I was thinking about t2, but it doesn't look like the right setting does it? We need a flat rooftop.


'mystery' location.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/537/EBv5Yf.jpg
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http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...673/Qqdd2x.jpg

:previous: Interesting information, even if it is in French.

So does anyone know where did Mr. Boyer lived during his time in Hollywood? -and who is this Pat?

That said, I have no idea about the black silhouette that appears on the front and back of the photograph.
-if you squint, it looks like Charles Boyer if he didn't have a nose.;)

tovangar2 May 18, 2015 2:55 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7030657)
:previous: Yeah, that's the place I was thinking about t2, but it doesn't look like the right setting does it? We need a flat rooftop.

CBD was right :-)

Camera's looking north on Gower. The (now) Paramount buildings have been reconfigured, but that apartment building is still across the street:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-n...75017%2BPM.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-T...74800%2BPM.jpg
pix GSV

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7030612)


ethereal_reality May 18, 2015 3:03 AM

:previous: EXCELLENT discovery you two!!!

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tovangar2 May 18, 2015 3:21 AM

:previous:
It was all CBD. I just chauffeur his googlemobile


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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7030657)

So does anyone know where did Mr. Boyer lived during his time in Hollywood? -and who is this Pat?

Well, here's Pat:

Pat Paterson was born on April 10, 1910 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England. She was an actress, known for Charlie Chan in Egypt (1935), Call It Luck (1934) and The Love Wager (1933). She was married to Charles Boyer. She died on August 24, 1978 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. -imdb

They were married from 14 February 1934 until 24 August 1978 (her death) Boyer, distraught, killed himself two days later.


P.S.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-A...85200%2BPM.jpg
comeoverhollywood

Also: https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...,3753052&hl=en

The family is buried together in Culver City.

CityBoyDoug May 18, 2015 3:25 AM

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Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7030661)
CBD was right :-)

Camera's looking north on Gower. The (now) Paramount buildings have been reconfigured, but that apartment building is still across the street:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-n...75017%2BPM.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-T...74800%2BPM.jpg
pix GSV

Thanks Tovangar.!!! I thought that was Paramount Pictures. That old apartment building is still there on Gower. It used to be called Gower Gulch as that's where all the cowboy extras would line up for a days work.

We can always count on ER to give us a good mystery!!!

Here I am inside the studio lot next to the production office for Day of the Locust.
The next film I worked on I played a wealthy mental asylum inmate...type casting....LOL.


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4726/...76b993_o_d.jpg

ethereal_reality May 18, 2015 3:26 AM

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Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7030683)
Well, here's Pat:

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...537/H9f3eF.jpg
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1920s-ORIG...-/200919096964

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