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tovangar2 Jan 27, 2013 10:18 PM

Young Women's Boarding Home

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5989943)
Another postcard I recently came across on ebay.

I took the google-car down to Grand just to make sure it wasn't still hiding out somewhere behind the Los Angeles Public Library.
Nope-not there...just as I expected.

Today I was looking at this old photograph in my picture files and Icouldn't believe my eyes.
There was the Young Women's Boarding Home right behind the Biltmore Theater!
unkown/possibly LAPL

(I have the photo dated 1919)


And there it is. It fell when the Biltmore was extended to Grand.

alester young Jan 27, 2013 10:36 PM

755 West Adams Boulevard. William Garland Marshall

Originally Posted by oldstuff (Post 5821204)
The name of the business where the man is looking out the window on page 452 appears clearer around the corner of the building The business is W.M. Garland Real Estate. Mr William Marshall Garland was born in Maine. His wife's name was Blanche and they had two sons, William Marshall and John. The family lived at 755 West Adams in 1910. They appear in the 1910 census.

From Google Maps it looks as if the Marshall's old house has recently been demolished -a new housing development was under construction when the Google car passed by.

These human interest stories are always interesting -the cameo image of Mr Marshall at the window looks very Chandleresque. Reminds me of The High Window and Mrs Elizabeth Bright Murdock.


Chuckaluck Jan 27, 2013 10:38 PM

1902 "Bank baseball team, Second Street and Spring Street." (Remarkable archway. Wonder how far the team bus had to travel.)

1907 Employees at Los Angeles Trust, Probably not Baseball season.

Los Angeles Trust Company Interior -undated All from Lapl

Godzilla Jan 27, 2013 10:45 PM

"Music Halls of Yesterday" rom the Los Angeles Title Insurance Company, ca.1925 Digital

ethereal_reality Jan 27, 2013 10:49 PM

ebay/Los Angeles 1860s

tovangar2 Jan 27, 2013 10:59 PM

Rivest/Cairns Murder - 1939

Originally Posted by alester young (Post 5989973)
Currently for sale on ebay -original press photo.
Ebay description -1939 California Los Angeles Joseph Rivest kills son.
The photo has strong visual impact -very evocative of the period.
I have tried Google but have not come across anything concrete relating to
this story.
Does anyone know the background?


Only that Cairns was a vet:

ethereal_reality Jan 27, 2013 11:12 PM


Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 5989975)

And there it is. It fell when the Biltmore was extended to Grand.

When was the Biltmore Hotel addition built T2? I haven't been able to find a date.

The Biltmore Theater was pretty much enveloped by the massive hotel at that point. See the floor plan below.

Below: Aerial showing the huge addition to Grand Ave.
google aerial

As most everyone knows, the new Biltmore Tower was built on the former site of the Biltmore Theater.


Albany NY Jan 27, 2013 11:27 PM

Dollar-Store Luxury
Originally posted by Godzilla

1927 "Group of players form the cast for Al Christie's entry in the "Old Settler" picnic, 1927. This may have been the annual event of the Hollywood Old Settlers group. The vehicle is unidentified."[/QUOTE]

The car is a rare Ford Model T Touring Car. The real mystery is why? Why in the world would Ford attempt an "upscale" Model T? Who did they think would buy it? That would be like Chrysler making a limousine version of the K-car (Oh, wait. They did do that). Hmmm....I hope one of those classy lassies knows how to change a flat tire.

tovangar2 Jan 27, 2013 11:39 PM

The Biltmore Hotel Annex

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5990023)
When was the Biltmore Hotel addition built T2? I haven't been able to find a date.

You know, I don't know. I'd guess pre-war. Historic Hotels of Los Angeles and Hollywood gives a date of the 1980's which is decades wrong. It was the Tower that went up in '85:
Historic Hotels of Los Angeles and Hollywood

Looks like it was there in '49:
criss cross/UIP

Not that long ago I saw an article about the offices that make up the Grand frontage. They are apparently standing empty. I've failed to find the link again.

Chuckaluck Jan 28, 2013 12:32 AM

Undated, no address. "Auto roller coaster."
Presumably So-Cal related. Thrill ride designed to mimic Mullholland and Wilshire Boulevards, without the pedestrian traffic?

What warranty?

Another undated image without location other than somewhere in Los Angeles.
Suspect this is a Duesenberg parked in Beverly Hills 1937-8. Maybe Wilshire and Beverly Drive. Wild guess. :shrug:

tovangar2 Jan 28, 2013 12:37 AM

Lost in the Aughts
Just on the off-chance that anyone missed this:

RIP Lou Ehlers Cadillac:
fight club (1999) /

And this:
Preservation Heatmap: LA's 18 Most and Least Threatened Sites:

Albany NY Jan 28, 2013 12:37 AM

Some things just never change.
originally posted by Chuckaluck.
1903 - Broadway looking south from 9th Street (?)

The following image is closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Sorry....I just couldn't resist.

Chuckaluck Jan 28, 2013 12:38 AM


Originally Posted by Chuckaluck (Post 5989913)
Undated, no address. Look carefully to the right of the bystander's head. Hillcrest? "Cadillac" "Marmon" Do I see the reflection of "Auburn?" (EL Cord??)

New versus old!? "Hillcrest Motors." 6154 Hollywood Boulevard.

Chuckaluck Jan 28, 2013 12:46 AM


Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 5989088)
car window decal -

One can still skate in Culver City (4545 S Sepulveda):

Tellefson Park is so boring. I used to wait there sometimes while my mechanic finished up across the street. There was hardly any place to sit down even, although it's a little better now.

Skating Rink, probably not in Culver City. Date and location unknown. Size = Large. (Doubtful any noir'ers remain alive who might remember this.)

tovangar2 Jan 28, 2013 1:15 AM

5251 Hollywood Blvd
Speaking of things that never change, except for some relatively minor details, time has stood still at 5251 Hollywood Blvd:



Chuckaluck Jan 28, 2013 1:24 AM


Originally Posted by Hollywood Graham (Post 5955411)
Stop Signs in the early days had more class than nowadays. This one is an Auto Club of So. Cal. lighted Stop Sign somewhere on the eastside of the L.A. River.[IMG][/IMG]
Sam Flowers Collection Photo

This one might even be thicker. Would like to see an example while illuminated. Unknown location or date.

GaylordWilshire Jan 28, 2013 1:33 AM


Another illuminated stop sign:

ethereal_reality Jan 28, 2013 1:36 AM

At first glance, I thought there was a traveling circus below the Franklin Avenue Bridge*.
Library of Congress

It turns out, the buildings form the campus of the Lycee International School of Los Angeles.

The four circular 'pavilions' were built in 1960 as the Midtown School and were designed by the modernist John Lautner.
The buildings provided airy classrooms and were built on a small scale to suit the needs of children. (the largest circular building
you see in the aerials was added in 1980)

Of course, John Lautner is best known as the architect of the iconic Chemosphere House (1960), built the same year as the Midtown School.
Julius Schulman

The Chemosphere House is situated just off Mulholland Drive on the San Fernando Valley side of the Hollywood Hills.

Unbelievably, the home is only accessible by a funicular (shown on the right).

added note:

*The Franklin Avenue Bridge, where this post began, is better known as the Shakespeare Bridge (built 1926). The future site of the school
is at lower right, just past that wooden fence.


Chuckaluck Jan 28, 2013 1:38 AM

Circa 1900. Corum Paper Box Factory? Spring Street and 8th Street? WaterandPower site suggests this is a Waverley Electromobile.

ethereal_reality Jan 28, 2013 2:05 AM


Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 5990123)
Speaking of things that never change, except for some relatively minor details, time has stood still at 5251 Hollywood Blvd:



Very interesting before and after T2.

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