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tovangar2 Mar 31, 2017 5:36 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7757561)

I was looking at Russell's Studio Inn again.

It was built in 1932 for EW Williams. Howard H Wells was the architect. He had a nice line in Spanish revival when it was fashionable. Wells did the Beta Theta Pi house at Strathmore and Gayley and was closely associated with Janss Development.

The building isn't listed, but has been noted:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/9i...A=w585-h169-no
LA Office of Historic Resources


The last listing I could find for an active business in it was 1984-86:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/xG...qQ=w294-h89-no
Orange Coast Magazine

The building was sold in 2007 for $3.6 million (the previous sale was for $98.5K in '76).

I still can't figure out that tower e_r. If it's on the building wouldn't it show from the front? I can't see anything on the roof (Russell's is at lower left) in this aerial:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/FQ...A=w519-h518-no
blog21cf

That mansard roof e_r pointed out must be from a standing set as he said. Here's a pretty photo looking across the arroyo (where Olympic will be graded through) to some standing sets on the back lot (now Century City):
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Tx...Q=w457-h590-no
blog21cf

"The formal French garden, flanked by Avenue E on the left and Avenue D on the right, has "Movietone City" (the original name of the Fox lot, so named in honor of the sound-on-film process patented by Fox) sculpted in the shrubbery. The Sound Engineering Building (replaced by the Fox Plaza parking structure in the 1980s) is on the right and the Commissary is just out of the picture on the far right.

The photo has a wonderful view of the backlot that existed on the north side of Olympic Boulevard. The beautiful chateau on the right was built for "Caravan" (1934) starring Loretta Young and Charles Boyer, and the stately plantation home on the left was built for "Carolina" (1934) starring Janet Gaynor. That set became known as the "Colonial Home" and was one of the longest-standing backlot sets. It was subsequently used in dozens of films, including several starring Shirley Temple."


The garden was where Building 86 is now. See Fox Studios map here.

ethereal_reality Mar 31, 2017 6:53 PM

:previous: Excellent additional information t2.

I was unaware of the French formal garden. (I wasn't even aware the Fox lot was once called 'Movietone City')
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I see that they spelled out 'Movietone' with the bushes.

tovangar2 Mar 31, 2017 7:44 PM

:previous:

Keeping up the French theme, the studio commissary, "Cafe de Paris" is just out of shot to the east in the garden image. There's a good blog post from Fox on it here


P.S.

After "Fox Fox Film Corporation" on the bench backrest, does it say "Fox Movietone Studios" (or "Sound" or something)?

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-O...g=w770-h489-no
usc dl (detail)

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/gL...Q=w377-h516-no
wiki

ethereal_reality Mar 31, 2017 7:49 PM

I'll have to check it out t2.:previous:




"In 1953, the Esquire Theatre was converted to become Canter's Deli, which had moved from its original location in Boyle Heights."


Here's a great photograph of the interior of the original Canter's at 2323 Brooklyn Avenue in Boyle Heights.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/QGRmQi.jpg
http://honestabeonline.wix.com/canters#!__page-1/page-5

note the poster at far left that says Figueroa--------->




If you look closely, there's another one for the Figueroa Playhouse on the back wall. (as well as a calendar and several other signs)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/oIqYbp.jpgdetail
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below: Two exterior views of the Boyle Heights Canter's. (these might be repeats for NLA)


#1
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/uokbYM.jpg
http://www.neontommy.com/news/2014/0...l-jewish-delis



and one in black and white. (oops...I just noticed it's the same photograph) -I'll leave it anyway.

#2
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/3Z27DL.jpg
https://www.laconservancy.org/locati...s-delicatessen




The building is still there.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...922/fKxdVv.jpg
Site of original Canter's Deli. Photo by Laura Dominguez/L.A. Conservancy

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Diamond-X Mar 31, 2017 8:18 PM

That's great! I don't have any 'stitching' software. Doesn't the final picture of the house stitch up to the right?

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7756311)
I was waiting for you to prove it, Diamond-X! When you didn't, I gave it a go. The first two stitch together nicely, but you'd need another intermediate image to get all the way around to the beach.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original
ssilberman/flickr originally posted by riichkay


CityBoyDoug Mar 31, 2017 8:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7758421)
I'll have to check it out t2.:previous:




"In 1953, the Esquire Theatre was converted to become Canter's Deli, which had moved from its original location in Boyle Heights."


Here's a great photograph of the interior of the original Canter's at 2323 Brooklyn Avenue in Boyle Heights.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/QGRmQi.jpg
http://honestabeonline.wix.com/canters#!__page-1/page-5

note the poster at far left that says Figueroa--------->





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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...pspqis11sa.jpg
GTV

Here's the Cobb Salad I had at Canter's in about year 2005. The best I ever have eaten....it lasted for several days.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psxafsir9x.jpg
google

ethereal_reality Mar 31, 2017 8:46 PM

:previous: I love Cobb Salads CBD.

"The Cobb Salad came about in the 1930s at the Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant, where it became a signature dish.
It is named for the restaurant's owner, Robert Howard Cobb. Stories vary whether the salad was invented by Cobb or by his chef, Paul J. Posti.
The legend is that Cobb had not eaten until near midnight, and so he mixed together leftovers he found in the kitchen, along with some bacon cooked by the line cook,
and tossed it with their French dressing."
-wiki

I wasn't aware of the French dressing part. (and I wonder when they started lining up the ingredients?)






Did you all know this lot is going to be the site of a 66 story skyscraper!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/4hXU1D.jpg
Empty lot and rear exterior of Hotel Figueroa, ca. 1940 / USC Digital Archives


You can see the skyscraper here.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...77&postcount=3

additional information here:
http://urbanize.la/post/whoa-renderi...ory-dtla-tower

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HossC Mar 31, 2017 11:41 PM

It's Friday, and I'm running a bit late today, but I've been caught in that magnetic pull of Beverly Hills again. This Julius Shulman set is "Job 4896: Pulliam and Matthews, Heidemann House (Beverly Hills, Calif.), 1972". I like the way the different sized tiles cover the undulating driveway, but I wouldn't want to have to cut the grass in between.

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

There's a tennis court off to the left.

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

This night shot is the only one which really shows the pool. I eventually worked out that this view is looking south, with the main house behind the photographer and the tennis court below the wall on the left.

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

The upstairs living area with doors onto the balcony.

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

Abstract artwork featured on many of the walls.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...5.jpg~original

The stairwell with more pictures.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...6.jpg~original

I'll finish with two black & white images which don't appear in the color shots. First, the kitchen.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...7.jpg~original

And here's the bathroom, complete with thick carpet.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...8.jpg~original

All from Getty Research Institute

As far as I can tell, the house is at 1236 Benedict Canyon Drive, Beverly Hills. Identification is a little difficult due to it being on a private road and surrounded by tall trees. This view is looking west.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...9.jpg~original
Google Maps

The page at zillow.com has slightly different details to the other property sites (e.g. build date of 1973 instead of 1971, five bedrooms instead if three etc), but does have this summary:
Originally designed by renowned California architect James G. Pulliam, this house is listed in many publications and the new kitchen (installed in 1998) was selected for the New York Times magazine Millennium design issue. Described in "An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles" (2003), David Gebhard and Robert Winter called the house "almost monumental."

CityBoyDoug Mar 31, 2017 11:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7758497)
:previous: I love Cobb Salads CBD.

"The Cobb Salad came about in the 1930s at the Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant, where it became a signature dish.
It is named for the restaurant's owner, Robert Howard Cobb. Stories vary whether the salad was invented by Cobb or by his chef, Paul J. Posti.
The legend is that Cobb had not eaten until near midnight, and so he mixed together leftovers he found in the kitchen, along with some bacon cooked by the line cook,
and tossed it with their French dressing."
-wiki

I wasn't aware of the French dressing part. (and I wonder when they started lining up the ingredients?)


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I love all the various ''stories" of how the famous salad was invented. Personally I like this one.

Late one dark night a Hollywood starlet popped into The Derby and complained to owner Bob Cobb about having been on the studio set all day and had an upset stomach. She said she wanted ..."Oh, maybe a light salad".
Bob said he might have just the thing she needed. He went to the kitchen and asked the night chef to make up a salad. He then named off the now well known ingredients.

A few minutes later Bob delivered the chilled salad to the suffering starlet. She loved it and asked for the name so she might have it again another time. Bob thought for a moment and said...."just ask for a "Cobb Salad". The rest is history.

Earl Boebert Mar 31, 2017 11:58 PM

George Geary's "L.A.'s Legendary Restaurants" says it was Sid Grauman who showed up late and hungry. FWIW.

Geary has reconstructed many of the classic recipes, including Cobb Salad. The recipes I have tried have been quite good.

Cheers,

Earl

CityBoyDoug Apr 1, 2017 3:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Earl Boebert (Post 7758697)
George Geary's "L.A.'s Legendary Restaurants" says it was Sid Grauman who showed up late and hungry. FWIW.
Geary has reconstructed many of the classic recipes, including Cobb Salad. The recipes I have tried have been quite good.
Cheers,
Earl

There's a dozen different origin ''stories"....I've read all of them. Each person has their favorite.

odinthor Apr 1, 2017 4:41 AM

On January 4, 1969, when I knew the Richfield Bldg.'s demise was in the offing, I happened to be at the Music Center with my brother, and said, "Let's take a photo of me with the Richfield Bldg.!"

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/...psy7zwcj3r.jpg
odinthor collection

What do you mean, "So where's the Richfield Bldg.?" Huh! It's right there, exactly where it should be.

ethereal_reality Apr 1, 2017 5:45 AM

:previous:

I think that group of girls across the street have their eyes on you. ;)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...922/F8lYBZ.jpg
odinthor / January 4, 1969

Is that the Richfield Building to the left of my red arrow (it appears the tower on the roof has already been removed)
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wiki says the Richfield Building was demolished between November 12, 1968 and the Spring of 1969.

ethereal_reality Apr 1, 2017 5:51 AM

"Original slide San Pedro Street Fair, 1965"

At first I thought this was taken along the Nu-Pike.

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

Does someone recognize any of the buildings in the background?


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ethereal_reality Apr 1, 2017 5:55 AM

Here's another slide with a rather handsome cop. ;) (and two MPs with spats)

"Original slide, Rose Parade, Pasadena 1960s"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/380DZq.jpg
ebay

:previous: Does anyone know what kind of HALL is to the left of the Pig n' Whistle?

(it's too difficult to read the smaller words)

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ethereal_reality Apr 1, 2017 6:15 AM

Jackie Junior, the cutest lion cub ever!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/1EADWP.jpg
ebay

I'd so love to pet it.

That lady in the fur coat thought about petting it, then decided she'd rather keep her fingers ;). (the kid in the cowboy get-up wants to shoot it)



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/R9AnN0.jpg
info. on reverse

If it's for 'Mad Wednesday' why is there a sign for Faith Domergue? (beneath her name I believe it says "the discovery of Howard Hughes")

I knew Jane Russell was Howard Hughes' discovery, but I didn't know about Faith.
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update:

As far as I can tell, 'Mad Wednesday' is an alternate title for 'The Sin of Harold Diddlebock' [1947]; a black and white Preston Sturges comedy.

ScottyB Apr 1, 2017 7:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7758920)
Here's another slide with a rather handsome cop. ;) (and two MPs with spats)

"Original slide, Rose Parade, Pasadena 1960s"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/380DZq.jpg
ebay

:previous: Does anyone know what kind of HALL is to the left of the Pig n' Whistle?

(it's too difficult to read the smaller words)

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I believe that's Hall's Jewelers on Colorado near Oak Knoll. This is the only related photo I could find on a quick search... obviously a different location (but with neat glass work!). I remember them being kind of a Pasadena institution.
https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3848/3...ac220671_b.jpg

http://collection.pasadenadigitalhis...37coll8/id/372

Blaster Apr 1, 2017 4:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7758929)
Jackie Junior, the cutest lion cub ever!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/1EADWP.jpg
ebay

I'd so love to pet it.

That lady in the fur coat thought about petting it, then decided she'd rather keep her fingers ;). (the kid in the cowboy get-up wants to shoot it)



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/R9AnN0.jpg
info. on reverse

If it's for 'Mad Wednesday' why is there a sign for Faith Domergue? (beneath her name I believe it says "the discovery of Howard Hughes")

I knew Jane Russell was Howard Hughes' discovery, but I didn't know about Faith.
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update:

As far as I can tell, 'Mad Wednesday' is an alternate title for 'The Sin of Harold Diddlebock' [1947]; a black and white Preston Sturges comedy.

Howard Hughes produced Preston Sturges' "Sin of Harold Diddlebock" but pulled it shortly after release in 1947. Hughes re-shot and re-edited the film and released it again as "Mad Wednesday" in 1950.

BifRayRock Apr 1, 2017 6:36 PM




The understated intersection of West Alhambra Road and Fremont Avenue.http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...ll170/id/30658




1935


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Previous traipsing around Alhambra. http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...0279&page=1783




HossC Apr 1, 2017 7:00 PM

I've temporarily escaped the magentic pull of Beverly Hills to get as far as Palos Verdes for today's Julius Shulman post. It's "Job 3360: Palos Verdes High School (Palos Verdes Peninsula, Calif.), 1962".

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

The site is almost on the coast.

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

Nearly all the buildings are single story in height.

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

There are several arty shots of the buildings and covered walkways, so I thought I should include at least one.

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

I assume that this is an open-air eating area.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...5.jpg~original

I'll finish with the only interior image.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...6.jpg~original

All from Getty Research Institute

Here's Palos Verdes High School at 600 Cloyden Road. Bushes now prevent me from getting a good shot of the sign, so I went for an aerial view.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...7.jpg~original
Google Maps


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