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riichkay Dec 21, 2016 1:39 AM

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Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7657400)
Thank you riichkay for the post

Comingore's story, as related in the LA Review of books, was gripping and tragic.

In later years Wells said he regretted the damage done to Marion Davies by the Susan Alexander character. Did he ever spare a thought for Dorothy Comingore?

All I could come up with along those lines is the following. Apparently, Welles bought into the prostitution story. Either he had some inside information, or was just repeating what he had read in the papers:

BY HILTON ALS – OCTOBER 7, 2013
From “My Lunches with Orson” Edited by Peter Biskind:

Interviewer: Dorothy Comingore, another fresh face, was so great as Susan Alexander, Kane’s mistress and second wife, the one based on Marion Davies. How did you find her?

Orson Welles: Chaplin, you know, told me about her.

Interviewer: What was she in?

OW: Nothing. He just found her. He’d seen her in some little play or something. Her singing “Come and Go,” was a real fabricated performance, because we sprayed her throat before every take with some dangerous chemical that made her hoarse. Her performance as the younger version of the wife was herself. The older one was chemical….

Interviewer: So, what happened to Comingore?

OW: For two or three years she just refused everything, waiting for another Susan Alexander. Well, you know, those parts don’t come along so often.

Interviewer: God, in a way, it’s the worst thing that can happen, to get that at the beginning of your career, isn’t it?

OW…Everybody loved her in “Kane,” so she was in a good situation. She had that pathos that could turn into bitchiness because it came from insecurity and vulgarity. She ended up, you know, being arrested for prostitution. She was picking up people in bars. It was tragic.

Interviewer: I recall she was married to screenwriter Richard Collins, who told HUAC he divorced her because she refused to name names. She was blacklisted in 1951, which ended her career

tovangar2 Dec 21, 2016 1:51 AM

:previous:

Wow, Welles was brutal and wrong.

Grateful that the interviewer tried to correct him.

CityBoyDoug Dec 21, 2016 2:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Earl Boebert (Post 7657190)
Funny coincidence, I just finished scanning a bunch of old albums. Here's two. The first, with my mother, shows his working clothes. His employer expected him to wear a three piece suit while chasing crooks through a railroad yard in Elko NV. Never outdoors without a hat. The second is one of a set I just sent to the Basque museum in Boise. My parents met through the efforts of a Basque family and we vacationed every summer up on their sheep camp near Beckwith Pass, CA. That's me on the mule, one of the sheepherders on the left.

http://www.bitsmasherpress.com/LANoir/Parents.jpg

http://www.bitsmasherpress.com/LANoir/Donkey.jpg

Cheers,

Earl

.......
......]Earl:
Thanks for posting these wonderful photos and sharing them with us. Family photos are always a welcome sight for me.

Blaster Dec 21, 2016 12:36 PM

Thanks to RiichKay for those captures of the Raincheck Room. The sign looked exactly the same when I was a regular there in the late 70's/early 80's.

SHERIFFPAUL Dec 21, 2016 2:31 PM

Sheriff's range picture
 
Deputy Griggers, along with the Sheriff’s Pistol Team put on amazing shooting expositions throughout Los Angeles County for many years.http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/23...2ed1f4f2c6.jpg Is that Shirley Temple?

GaylordWilshire Dec 21, 2016 3:02 PM

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Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7657442)
:previous:

Wow, Welles was brutal and wrong.

Grateful that the interviewer tried to correct him.


Well, he was right about the arrest--& she does seem to have been willing to "fraternize" with the cops.... (I've never heard prostitution referred to as "commercial vice"....)


Times-- 3-20-53:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/kr...092-h614-rw-no
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/iD...366-h768-rw-no


Times-- 5-27-53:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/au...366-h768-rw-no

HossC Dec 21, 2016 5:01 PM

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Originally Posted by SHERIFFPAUL (Post 7657766)

Yes, it's Shirley Temple. Here's a larger version of the photo.

"Deputy Sewell Griggers and Shirley Temple in 19?? The photo promoted the Revolver Club of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Deputy Griggers, along with the Sheriff’s Pistol Team put on amazing shooting expositions throughout Los Angeles County for many years. Deputy Sewell was not only an accomplished marksman, he did so even though a teenage accident resulted in him not being able to see out of his right eye, and his dominant hand shook due to nerve damage."

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original
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SHERIFFPAUL Dec 21, 2016 6:02 PM

Thanks, it looked like her.

tovangar2 Dec 21, 2016 6:33 PM

Dorothy Comingore
 
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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7657792)
Well, he was right about the arrest

Comingore always maintained that the arrest was a frame up.

I'm confused as to why one can be committed to a state institution by an ex-husband for "financial reasons".

The Red Scare ruined a lot of lives. One is left to wonder if she could have been all right w/o HUAC.

She died in 1971

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Mg...aUs=w1366-h768
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Beaudry Dec 21, 2016 7:26 PM

There's a new vid making the rounds, a 1947 Bob's Big Boy car-hop training film. If you haven't seen it, you should, for obvious reasons:

https://c5.staticflickr.com/1/453/31...b13461bd_b.jpg

https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5592/3...f5735b6c_b.jpg

I'll let the esteemed Chris Nichols of LAMagazine tell you all about it here.

Martin Pal Dec 21, 2016 7:38 PM

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Originally Posted by riichkay (Post 7657340)
I looked for a photo of the Try Later bar, nothing turned up. The closest I got were some 1959 images after it had become the Raincheck Room, from the first successful Russ Meyer nudie pic, "The Immoral Mr. Teas".
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...riichkay, thanks for finding these screengrab photos from the Russ Meyer film! I added a link to your post to my original one about this location!

Now maybe something for "Try Later" will show up at some point!

Blaster Dec 21, 2016 7:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Beaudry (Post 7658088)
There's a new vid making the rounds, a 1947 Bob's Big Boy car-hop training film. If you haven't seen it, you should, for obvious reasons:

https://c5.staticflickr.com/1/453/31...b13461bd_b.jpg

https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5592/3...f5735b6c_b.jpg

I'll let the esteemed Chris Nichols of LAMagazine tell you all about it here.

Wasn't Carolina Pines a bowling alley at one time? That's what immediately leapt to mind when I saw the name and sign.

HossC Dec 21, 2016 8:25 PM

We're on Easy Street for today's Julius Shulman post. This is "Job 5267: Buff & Hensman, M.C. Gill Corporation (El Monte, Calif.), 1975".

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

Here's a closer view of the entrance. I've left out a color version of this shot.

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

The license plate of the Mercedes says "4 TRUTH" - I wonder who it belonged to. The car behind is bugging me - I feel like I should recognize it. Any ideas?

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...3.jpg~original

All from Getty Research Institute

The reason for my opening line is that the building is at 4056 Easy Street, El Monte. Other than losing the rails by the steps, it looks pretty much unchanged.

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

austlar1 Dec 21, 2016 9:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beaudry (Post 7658088)
There's a new vid making the rounds, a 1947 Bob's Big Boy car-hop training film. If you haven't seen it, you should, for obvious reasons:

https://c5.staticflickr.com/1/453/31...b13461bd_b.jpg

https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5592/3...f5735b6c_b.jpg

I'll let the esteemed Chris Nichols of LAMagazine tell you all about it here.

I just watched most of this film (it's like 30 minutes long!), and I kept expecting that cheesy management guy who interviewed Eve for the job to put the moves on her. It almost seemed like a set up for a blue movie.

tovangar2 Dec 21, 2016 9:23 PM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7658188)
We're on Easy Street for today's Julius Shulman post. This is "Job 5267: Buff & Hensman, M.C. Gill Corporation (El Monte, Calif.), 1975".
GSV

Calvin C Straub, previously featured in another of your posts, was in partnership for a time with Buff & Hensman. They completed Case Study House #20 together for designer Saul Bass.

The history of the firm is here

Earl Boebert Dec 21, 2016 9:23 PM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7658188)
We're on Easy Street for today's Julius Shulman post. This is "Job 5267: Buff & Hensman, M.C. Gill Corporation (El Monte, Calif.), 1975".

[snip]

The license plate of the Mercedes says "4 TRUTH" - I wonder who it belonged to. The car behind is bugging me - I feel like I should recognize it. Any ideas?

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...3.jpg~original


GSV

My guess is a 74 or 75 Mustang Fastback with a CB radio.

Cheers,

Earl

GaylordWilshire Dec 21, 2016 9:46 PM

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Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7658018)
Comingore always maintained that the arrest was a frame up.


I doubt she would have owned up readily to offering to go down on guys in a "dark place" for 10 bucks...(each?). Anyway, once she was committed, the charges were dropped.



https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/TN...366-h768-rw-nohttps://lh3.googleusercontent.com/v4...366-h768-rw-no

(Whoa Dorothy)


It looks like William P. Comingore had moved his family (then wife Bernadotte/Bernadette and daughter Lucille) west to LA by 1906; he was working as a Times typesetter that year. The Comingores moved around a lot in the city before Dorothy was born in 1913, when they settled for a time at 1414 Carroll Avenue:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/v5...366-h768-rw-no


In 1920, the family was living around the corner at 950 (now apparently 952) E. Edgeware Rd:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Ea...366-h768-rw-no


Then, in the '20s, they moved to Oakland. Dorothy came south again in 1938 to get into showbiz.


Dad had his own run-in with the law--and none other than Harry Chandler (from the Herald, Sept 2, 16 & 24, 1910):

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Tu...366-h768-rw-nohttps://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ob...366-h768-rw-nohttps://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_d...366-h768-rw-no


And yet, he was back at the Times as head electrotyper by 1914 (Times, 12-31-1914):

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pW...366-h768-rw-no

BifRayRock Dec 21, 2016 9:55 PM





Appears, Frank Carroll's Ford Dealership was located at 705 S. Atlantic Blvd., East Los Angeles. Carroll's Ford, at that address, eventually gave way to Freeway Motors/Freeway Ford according to '56 and '60 CDs. Frank Carroll also purveyed "pre-owned" autos at 5111 Whittier Blvd. in the '30s, which is near another streamline gem 5136 Whittier Blvd. (below).


1931 - Frank Carroll's
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...0.jpg~original http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...coll2/id/27353



http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...f.jpg~original



http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...t.jpg~original



http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...z.jpg~original





Statuary
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...c.jpg~original




Frank Carroll's Showroom
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...m.jpg~originalhttp://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...coll2/id/27356







Hard to ignore similarities at the former United Artists Theater on Whittier Blvd.

5136 Whittier Blvd.
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...q.jpg~originalGoogleStreetView


http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...g.jpg~originalGoogle StreetView



http://jpg1.lapl.org/00099/00099237.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00099/00099237.jpg

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HossC Dec 21, 2016 10:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Earl Boebert (Post 7658269)

My guess is a 74 or 75 Mustang Fastback with a CB radio.

Thanks, Earl. I can't match it to any of the '74/75 Mustang Fastback pictures online. My original feeling was something European. With a bit more time to search, I'm leaning towards a 1975 Maserati Khamsin.

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

Here's the original image at full resolution for comparison.

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

Lomara Dec 21, 2016 10:25 PM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7658188)
We're on Easy Street for today's Julius Shulman post. This is "Job 5267: Buff & Hensman, M.C. Gill Corporation (El Monte, Calif.), 1975".



The license plate of the Mercedes says "4 TRUTH" - I wonder who it belonged to. The car behind is bugging me - I feel like I should recognize it. Any ideas?

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...3.jpg~original

I'd wager that's a Maserati Khamsin, judging by the antenna placement, window shape, wheels, and location of the reflector on the left rear quarter panel

http://bringatrailer.com/2011/03/14/...erati-khamsin/

ETA: Looks like HossC came to the same conclusion I did! Great minds and all ;-)


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