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Tourmaline Dec 29, 2016 6:43 PM

We took a look at Eddie Meyer's Trading Post (used airplane lot) at Third Street and Vermont. Could have sworn I'd seen a head-on image of the sign to the right (with an address).:shrug:

http://imageshack.us/a/img853/6996/udx8.jpg http://imageshack.us/a/img853/6996/udx8.jpg http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=16039

The "Trading Post" image/s were from '46. No obvious CD listing for that year. Curious about any contemporary aerial images depicting the aircraft. Noted a couple of undated aerials documenting the (eventual) construction of Ralph's Groceries at Third and Vermont. The images certainly establish enough open land for small aircraft to touch and go, and views of the Sacatela / Bimini Slough.


Undated Third and Vermont
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics33/00066410.jpghttp://jpg3.lapl.org/pics33/00066410.jpg


http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics33/00066409.jpghttp://jpg3.lapl.org/pics33/00066409.jpg


Per earlier posts, Eddie Meyer went on to touch other areas of transportation, from "Hollywood."





A double typo? :uhh:

Eddie Meyer. The '56 and '60 CDs list Eddie at 646 N Lapeer Drive.


http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/l...Meyer_Shop.jpghttp://i290.photobucket.com/albums/l...Meyer_Shop.jpg



And then there is 5280 Sunset. (Location still used for car repairs.)
http://www.customcarchronicle.com/wp...s-meyer-ad.jpghttp://www.customcarchronicle.com/wp...s-meyer-ad.jpg




http://www.customcarchronicle.com/wp...ot-rods-23.jpghttp://www.customcarchronicle.com/wp...ot-rods-23.jpg



http://68.media.tumblr.com/00439deca...ke8o1_1280.jpghttp://68.media.tumblr.com/00439deca...ke8o1_1280.jpg



http://www.myrideisme.com/Blog/wp-co...die-meyers.jpghttp://www.myrideisme.com/Blog/wp-co...die-meyers.jpg




https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cXsnU8haX...ollywood_1.jpghttps://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cXsnU8haX...ollywood_1.jpg



https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-81d5qlhaw..._hollywood.jpghttps://2.bp.blogspot.com/-81d5qlhaw..._hollywood.jpg




http://www.customcarchronicle.com/wp...b-lot-15-W.jpghttp://www.customcarchronicle.com/wp...b-lot-15-W.jpg




http://www.customcarchronicle.com/wp...summers-04.jpghttp://www.customcarchronicle.com/wp...summers-04.jpg

Martin Pal Dec 29, 2016 6:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7662812)
But wait there's more!

Aspiring 'actress' Claudia Monroe (I kid you not)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...921/eJH6N9.jpg
ebay

Does anyone recognize this coffee shop? That striped menu could be a valuable clue............................:previous:

________________________________________________________________


On the left of the above photo, across the street in the background, is most likely the marquee of the Paramount (El Capitan) Theater,
so I'm guessing that she is in Toff's Coffee Shop that was on the corner in the area of all the photos in the post.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 6575932)


tovangar2 Dec 29, 2016 7:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7663069)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/26APi1.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ozfan22/

Even though we know this is Hollywood (that's the Warner Theater with the tower on the right), and we know it's somewhere along Hudson street (there's a sign),
I can't get my coordinates

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We're south of the Boulevard on Schrader. I can't explain the sign (above) unless the street name was changed at some point. Schrader almost lines up w/ Hudson. Neither cross Hollywood Blvd (Schrader running south of it and Hudson to the north):

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/lo...Tu4=w1366-h768
gsv

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7663069)

I'm mostly curious about this building.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...924/RIUxKd.png
detail

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That's the Hudson Apartments, formerly the Hillview (Parcher & Strong 1916-20). It was financed by Lasky and Goldwyn and is no stranger to the thread:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/H7...366-h768-rw-no
google maps

It's wiki page is here

A fun 1920 ad for the Hillview is here




P.S.

Here's a reference to the street name change:
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ere (Post 5476398)
At the time Dad and Grandma Ina lived there, it was part of N. Hudson. They lived in apartment 307. The name for this block must have been changed - if I recall, a friend of mine who had a recording studio on Hollywood Blvd remembered the name was changed in the 1990s?

(No wonder I never heard of Schrader when I lived in Hollywood in the late 70s)


P.P.S.

And this from LAT:

"Hollywood: Street Name Change Draws Fire"
September 04, 1994



Rand Schrader's wiki page is here


.

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WS1911 Dec 29, 2016 8:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7663003)
Thanks CityBoyDoug and tovangar2. I see it now.

I guess I was in denial that the fine looking arts and craft house on the southwest corner of 3rd & Van Ness was gone. :(

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...924/O8tyRU.jpg
detail


But I took some solace that this beautiful next door neighbor has survived (along with several others)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/GmSKhl.jpg
gsv

I believe that's a 'trumpet' bush, right?- odinthor

Thanks for initially figuring out the location WS1911. Good job!
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ethereal_reality
- St. Brendan was our parish church in the 1950s and early 60s and also for me in the 1970s. I thought the view looked familiar right away. I remember the Craftsman house on the SW corner of 3rd and Van Ness well. Thanks to tovanger2 and CityBoyDoug for elaborating!

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GaylordWilshire Dec 29, 2016 9:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tourmaline (Post 7663075)
We took a look at Eddie Meyer's Trading Post (used airplane lot) at Third Street and Vermont. Could have sworn I'd seen a head-on image of the sign to the right (with an address).

The "Trading Post" image/s were from '46. No obvious CD listing for that year. Curious about any contemporary aerial images depicting the aircraft. Noted a couple of undated aerials documenting the (eventual) construction of Ralph's Groceries at Third and Vermont. The images certainly establish enough open land for small aircraft to touch and go, and views of the Sacatela / Bimini Slough.


Undated Third and Vermont
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/yJ...024-h576-rw-no

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/L3...366-h768-rw-no


The Ralphs at 3410 W Third--seen in both views above across Vermont Avenue from the house circled--appears to have
been built in 1948. As for the house, it is 317 S Vermont.... Its story is here


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

tovangar2 Dec 29, 2016 11:23 PM

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_j...Bw4=w1366-h768
theburnsandallenshow.blogspot


...not me, I hate spam

riichkay Dec 30, 2016 12:50 AM

1700 block of E. 103rd St., Watts ("Charcoal Alley"), August 1965

http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/...psnwagl2ea.jpg
LAFD


50 years later:

http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/...pszpiw14cn.png


Manchester Ave., just east of Hoover, looking west. Appropriately, the flag partially visible on the right has been lowered to half-staff:

http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/...psmitcwvhg.jpg


Manchester Ct. is gone, it's now part of a school playground. Jack in The Box and the bldg adjacent with the "DEAF" signage in '65 survive....incredible how many retail businesses deserted the area following the riots:


http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/...psoceol8wi.png


Unknown location:

http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/...psclm2gtck.jpg
Julian Wasser



Central & Vernon:
http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/...ps6us4w0kz.jpg

Blaster Dec 30, 2016 1:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by riichkay (Post 7663383)

Wow... that guy in the hard hat on the other side of the glass, reaching out. What a moment.

Wouldn't you like to know the story behind this shot? (And what was the photographer doing there???)

tovangar2 Dec 30, 2016 1:30 AM

:previous:


Quote:

Originally Posted by Blaster (Post 7663408)
Wow... that guy in the hard hat on the other side of the glass, reaching out. What a moment.

Wouldn't you like to know the story behind this shot? (And what was the photographer doing there???)

As was noted, Julian Wasser was the photographer of this iconic shot. It's been reproduced repeatedly since it was taken in August 1965

Wasser's website is here

A short article/book review re Wasser, and Weegee's influence on the teen, is here

"One day the bureau [AP] was visited by the legendary crime photographer Arthur Fellig, better known as Weegee, who was in Washington promoting a book. “He invited me to ride along with him in his car,” says Wasser. “He had an old Chevy, and he’d cruise around the city taking pictures. He was a fat dirty slob but he was very interesting, and as a spot news photographer he was the best.” The only advice he gave the young upstart was “find another profession”, but Wasser was hooked. “I would steal my father’s car and listen to my police radio, respond to the calls and shoot pictures that I would sell to The Washington Post. They paid only $25 a picture."

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ND...iDk=w1366-h768
coagula


...I'd guess Wasser was there b/c he was well-trained, very experienced and obsessed w/ getting the shot.

ethereal_reality Dec 30, 2016 3:54 AM

"Exterior view of Beverly Boulevard before and during Phyllis Morris era."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...922/7zcXa2.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...921/IanF7x.jpg
http://la.racked.com/2014/11/4/75705...esign-district





"Phyllis Morris in her 1953 pink Eldorado Cadillac delivering her pink poodle lamps in West Hollywood
with pink-dyed poodles Pamela and Scherzo in the front seat.'


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/Vc2Ijz.jpg
http://la.racked.com/2014/11/4/75705...esign-district

To be honest I had never heard of Phyllis Morris and her poodle lamps until I happened upon the above photographs.




I found one of her lamps at an auction site.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...924/kUy5KB.jpg
https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/li.../id-f_1130074/

Phyllis Morris Sculptural Poodle Lamp, circa 1953

$2,700

____

Yowsa!

ethereal_reality Dec 30, 2016 4:07 AM

Moulin's Service Station....Feed.....Firewood (?)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/R4uFju.jpg
ebay

Does this gas station ring a bell? (pun intended ;))

The seller says it was located in Glendale. [but gave no street address]



Let's take a closer look.


#1
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/XP6N7G.jpg
detail

:previous: I spy a street number. 1820



#2
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/ZscNJN.jpg
detail




#3
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/xgH035.jpg
detail

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Lorendoc Dec 30, 2016 4:21 AM

Known location
 
http://i.imgur.com/4LGq8PR.jpg
http://www.craigkrullgallery.com/Wasser/index7.html

Quote:

Originally Posted by riichkay (Post 7663383)



This was taken inside the Midway Furniture store at 8764 S. Broadway. Here's a current view:

http://i.imgur.com/Dx9BnLF.jpg
GSV

Note the roof line of the buildings on the west side of Broadway in each photograph. Thrifty's was at 8763 S. Broadway. There are two shotguns to be seen in the 1965 picture: with the eye of faith, the less threatening one seems to say 8700 S.

BifRayRock Dec 30, 2016 6:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tourmaline (Post 7599569)
Perhaps someone has found a larger version of the image below that contains a glimpse of American S. along with "Barkies."

http://waterandpower.org/8%20Histori...irgil_1928.jpg http://waterandpower.org/8%20Histori...irgil_1928.jpg




Barkies
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics38/00068631.jpghttp://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1307







More barking about Barkies.


http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...r.jpg~originalhttp://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...oll170/id/9373


Jakes "Mity Nice"
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...y.jpg~original




Barkies money shot
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...c.jpg~original




Jane Cowl in Robert Sherwood's Broadway play, "The Road to Rome." This played at the Belasco for three weeks in '28.

Quote:

" . . . The Road to Rome" . . . a triumph for feminism. But what ever Its symbolical intent, If It has any, this play by Robert Emmet Sherwood, currently at the Belasco Theater, with Miss Jane Cowl, is thoroughly delightful, rather magnificently naughty, and fraught with a certain penetrating meaning as well. "The Road to Rome" played to a large and interested audience at its opening last evening. It drew the reward of laughter, and the emoluments of applause, and proved in practically every respect a triumph for its author, its star, and a generally competent cast. Sherwood's play has been much talked about. It is here for an engagement of only three weeks. That it will draw crowds scarcely needs prophesying. 8-15-1928 LA Times
Does a generally competent cast imply some incompetence?

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



http://s357.photobucket.com/user/Mar...t3goe.jpg.html



On the left of American Storage is "Fluff and Fold" for automobiles. Do they charge by the pound or number of windows?

Take your car to Carpenter's Beverly Auto Laundry.
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...m.jpg~originalhttp://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...oll170/id/9373


American Storage offered storage and moving.


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


Avant-gardiste de l'aérodynamique

http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...9.jpg~originalhttp://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...oll170/id/9373



Often imitated, rarely duplicated.
http://jack-nance.journal-of-life.co...6c54427028.JPGhttp://jack-nance.journal-of-life.co...6c54427028.JPG




tovangar2 Dec 30, 2016 8:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lorendoc (Post 7663554)
This was taken inside the Midway Furniture store at 8764 S. Broadway.
Note the roof line of the buildings on the west side of Broadway in each photograph. Thrifty's was at 8763 S. Broadway. There are two shotguns to be seen in the 1965 picture: with the eye of faith, the less threatening one seems to say 8700 S.


Huh. That's a Max Maltzman building from 1946. Maltzman also did the Ravenswood, the Wilshire Bowl & many others including 410 N Rossmore (sort of), if you remember that one.


Excellent. Thank you Lorendoc.

Tehmeh Dec 30, 2016 9:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7662815)
The green house at the right is just out of the vintage photo and the new Hancock Gardens apartments, across from the front of the church and the car, has replaced the old Craftsman style house [at the left].

The vintage photo was taken in front of the church steps on Van Ness.

Tovanger 2 has the correct view [previous reply].

St. Brendan Church appeared in the Our Gang/Little Rascals 1930 film "Pups is Pups." It's the church seen at the end of the film when Wheezer is reunited with his pups.

Here's a then-and-now video of the locations used in the film, including the church...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-deFEcN1nQ

I visited the church a few months ago and went inside. It's a beautiful church.

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/WL1zslRAkeY/hqdefault.jpg

GaylordWilshire Dec 30, 2016 4:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 7663608)


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/7L...366-h768-rw-no


Connecting a few random NLA dots--the house to the right of the JANE COWL sign still stands at 305 N Westmoreland...along with a house on the same block seen previously in post 5597:

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00080/00080156.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-V...stmore120.jpg]

Earl Boebert Dec 30, 2016 4:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7663528)
"Exterior view of Beverly Boulevard before and during Phyllis Morris era."

[snip]

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...921/IanF7x.jpg[/URL]
http://la.racked.com/2014/11/4/75705...esign-district

[snip]

Well, she or a customer were doing ok, because that looks like a Rolls Royce Silver Cloud parked in the lot :-)

They were/are legendary for having the most incredible Heath Robinson (hey, it's an English car) braking system ever devised:

https://rollsroycesilvercloud.files....lver-cloud.jpg

Cheers,

Earl

GaylordWilshire Dec 30, 2016 5:02 PM

:previous:


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/4w...366-h768-rw-no


Looks like Phyllis might have had a series of (pink?) Rollers.... She definitely seems to have raised tacky to an art form.

tovangar2 Dec 30, 2016 6:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tehmeh (Post 7663644)
St. Brendan Church appeared in the Our Gang/Little Rascals 1930 film "Pups is Pups." It's the church seen at the end of the film when Wheezer is reunited with his pups.

Here's a then-and-now video of the locations used in the film, including the church...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-deFEcN1nQ

Thank you Tehmeh, that was really fun :-)

ethereal_reality Dec 30, 2016 6:19 PM

:previous: Several sources say St. Brendan was the church used in the last moments of the 1953 'War Of The Worlds

"The church, where Dr. Forrester (Gene Barry) searches for Sylvia (Ann Robinson) as time runs out for the human race, is St Brendan’s, Third Street at Van Ness Avenue."
http://www.movie-locations.com/movie...l#.WGanbhsrJPY

But when I watched this clip the interior looks different.

Video Link


...so I'm not entirely sure what scene they're talking about.





For comparison, here's the amazing sanctuary of St. Brendan.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...922/xTBRAE.jpg
yelp

I couldn't help but notice the glow at the peak of the roof.:previous:





Well it turns out the church has a unique skylight!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/7ia5ML.jpg
yelp

:previous: So beautiful!



vintage St. Brendan

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/BKumjE.jpg
old file



Here's a complete list of movies that have used St. Brendan. 19 titles!
http://www.imdb.com/search/title?loc..._=ttloc_loc_10
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