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odinthor May 1, 2018 10:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 8172859)
The book synopsis says there's lust in that new book.
The title is 'With My Own Eyes' by Brent C. Dickerson ..[.that's Odinthor]

A must read for sure.
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The Kiss...1896, Edison

http://24.media.tumblr.com/831dd3fb3...9sqwo1_400.gif

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Lust, and pirates too!

Many thanks for the mention, e_r! And for your kind words, ScottyB and CBD!

(That's three exclamation marks. I've used up my allotment for today . . . )

GaylordWilshire May 1, 2018 1:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8172743)
Thanks so much for the information on Mimi Boomhower oldstuff and odinthor.

As I expected..the address you gave us is correct oldstuff.

los angeles city directory 1941
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/uH0XWE.jpg
LAPL

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/pApqmg.jpg
EBAY

The seller also has this pleasant photograph of Mimi Boomhower

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/Cr2pJd.jpg


A little more Mimi...


Where all the trophies came from--don't know if Mimi bagged any herself, but she was along for the ride (not sure where the sport is in shooting a huge animal on the ground with a high-powered rifle--how much skill could it take in comparison to duck, quail grouse etc etc)

https://s5.postimg.cc/bqsnhbdfb/boomhuntcompl.bmp.jpg
LAT March 6, 1930




https://s5.postimg.cc/4nks1p09z/boom_BP.bmp.jpg



Was curious about J. Robert Harris--other of his designs also still stand:

https://s5.postimg.cc/n4f6ryax3/boomlatdeco.bmp.jpg
LAT May 3, 1931


https://s5.postimg.cc/6s552shc7/boomdecobldg.bmp.jpg



https://s5.postimg.cc/ntxz4n3uf/boom5.jpghttps://s5.postimg.cc/7ixv8dosn/boom6.jpg
Paradise Leased

Martin Pal May 1, 2018 6:02 PM

:previous:

A teensy bit more about that MILK corner building:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=37353

ethereal_reality May 1, 2018 9:30 PM

I don't believe we have seen this John Humble photograph on nla.

Indiana Street at Brooklyn Avenue / East Los Angeles Jine 26, 1987.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/hcnPoy.jpg
John Humble

The Marlboro sign is still there (covered up), as well as the building with Fidel painted on it. (and the house directly behind it)

I tried to match the Humble photo
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/Pm9bAv.jpg
GSV

Fidel / Marlboro Sign / Old House (slow day in the ethereal household)
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/1cFSIq.jpg
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/150bgQ.jpg
GSV


You can check out the corner yourself HERE

If you swivel your head around you'll see this monument (directly behind John Humble when he took his photograph back in 1987)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/ct51df.jpg
gsv

We have talked about this thing at length but for the life of me I can't remember what it's memorializing.

I SHOULDN'T HAVE CALLED IT A 'THING' ...but you have to admit it's a bit ugly.

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Tourmaline May 1, 2018 10:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7953499)
Just for fun, here are a couple of LAX slides from the 1960s.



"Orig Slide Man Woman 1962 Lincoln THEME Building Los Angeles LAX Airport"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/rVVkpy.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Orig-1962-Sl....c100005.m1851





"1965 KODACHROME 35MM SLIDE LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/SPznWS.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1965-KODACHR...EAAOSw6b9Z4gpr

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Yes, yes yes. We've seen most, but not all, of these before. Surfridge, Stingray . . .



https://proxy.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=h...y_1963.jpg&f=1https://proxy.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=h...y_1963.jpg&f=1


1971
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...12&DMX=0&DMY=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...&DMX=512&DMY=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...X=0&DMY=512&DMhttp://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...512&DMY=512&DMhttp://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...oll65/id/22648




https://www.copybook.com/media/airpo...erial-View.jpghttps://www.copybook.com/media/airpo...erial-View.jpg




Contemporary
https://dynaimage.cdn.cnn.com/cnn/q_...4651-lax-9.jpghttps://dynaimage.cdn.cnn.com/cnn/q_...4651-lax-9.jpg



https://fthmb.tqn.com/oACSWXdU_7qKik...f7727fcaff.jpghttps://fthmb.tqn.com/oACSWXdU_7qKik...f7727fcaff.jpg



Curious light standards (LAX Specials?)
https://a.scpr.org/i/2971728f61bb218...17394-full.jpghttps://a.scpr.org/i/2971728f61bb218...17394-full.jpg

HossC May 1, 2018 10:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8173572)

If you swivel your head around you'll see this monument (directly behind John Humble when he took his photograph back in 1987)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/ct51df.jpg
gsv

We have talked about this thing at length but for the life of me I can't remember what it's memorializing.

You originally posted about the 'mystery' monument in post #31899, e_r and MichaelRyerson answered in post #32029:

Quote:

Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 7233046)

Called Los 5 Puntos and talked to 'Javier' (perfect English) asked him if he knew what the white rocket-looking monument was and he said it was a monument to Mexican veterans and I asked if it was for any specific war and he called out to a buddy nearby who said he didn't think it was any particular war, just 'Mexican veterans'. How appropriate.

There's more on Los Cinco Puntos at www.laconservancy.org, including:
Additionally, Los Cinco Puntos/Five Points Memorial contains two plots honoring Mexican American veterans of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Together, these two memorials—Morin Square Memorial and War Memorial—pay tribute to the strong presence of the veteran community in the Eastside.
BTW, e_r, did you notice that there's still a taco truck on Indiana, only a few yards from the one in your 1987 Humble photo.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...coIndiana1.jpg
GSV

tovangar2 May 2, 2018 12:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8172806)
Did you all know odinthor has a new book out on early California?

The title is 'With My Own Eyes' by Brent C. Dickerson (<---that's him :))

there's a synopsis HERE
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I'm looking forward to my copy :-)

As this preview relates, Archibald Gillespie has a lot to answer for. His actions led to the battle of San Pasqual:

"In this state of affairs, with the country completely disrupted, the means of communication cut off by the enemy (the American forces), the ports occupied by warships, etc.—such being the times, I stayed in Los Angeles and chose a wife. I got married, and after a couple of months became seriously ill with fever. During my convalescence, one night a squadron came whose arms I could hear clinking from one of the rooms. They knocked on the door. My wife opened it and two American officers asked for me. My wife was scared and said that I wasn’t there. On hearing this, he said not to deny it. I got out of bed and went to meet these men. I invited them in, and they very carefully explained to me the order to arrest me that they had received from military commander Gillespie. After having obtained permission from the officers, I changed my clothes. I left with them after they had searched my home. We went to Gillespie, who asked me questions about Ramon Carrillo, whom I had helped escape. I replied that I had not seen Carrillo since I had separated from Don Jose Castro. His response was for me to be thrown into the calaboose from which I would not be released until I informed them of Ramon Carrillo’s whereabouts. The officers shoved me out and took me to a lockup adjoining headquarters. They removed a drunk Indian to put me there. They took a blanket off the Indian and threw it over me so that I could cover myself with it; later on, they brought me a wooden table. They had me there a number of days (about thirty), despite the efforts of leading townsmen; but the officers who had arrested me pleaded with Gillespie and managed to get me out under their bond; and then, after removing my shackles, allowed me to stay in their quarters"
-iUniverse

GaylordWilshire May 2, 2018 12:46 AM

https://s5.postimg.cc/5ntgfygk7/hitch.jpg

ethereal_reality May 2, 2018 1:51 AM

Mimi and 701 Nimes Road. [body still missing]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/9Mn8DK.jpg
STEVE HODEL

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 8172958)

Here's a closer look at that original building permit that GW so graciously looked up for us.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/Xr1y6S.jpg
LADBSDOC.LACITY


I wonder why it was necessary to file a separate permit two days later.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/67EqlR.jpg

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/l8vEsm.jpg
LADBSDOC.LACITY

for "Reinforced concrete floor under loggia and flooring and beam under garage."

Why the necessity for a second permit?
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The swimming pool and 'spa' weren't put in until 1955. [OWNERS MR. & MRS. KEITH WEEKS]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/Aj5c7Y.jpg
LADBSDOC.LACITY



This is probably nothing, but I spotted something suspicious in the pool plans.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/EJV3PY.jpg
LADBSDOC.LACITY

Could that be Mimi? :shrug:

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ethereal_reality May 2, 2018 1:53 AM

I CONFESS. I messed with the plans. ;) ha! ha!

Here are the unadulterated pool plans.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/tVZhWy.jpg

kinda' b o r i n g.


the pool situation from space.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/qIXovz.jpg

I still think Mimi's body is somewhere on the property.

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ethereal_reality May 2, 2018 3:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8173654)
BTW, e_r, did you notice that there's still a taco truck on Indiana, only a few yards from the one in your 1987 Humble photo.

nope, I didn't notice the other truck Hoss.

but it has occurred to me while doing 'before & after' pics
how shocking it would be..if..say,.that girl on the corner in Humble's
photograph would still be waiting to cross the street in the GSV thirty years later.

same age
same clothes
same shopping bags
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/3...922/jBls6r.jpg

You know, twilight zone stuff.

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ethereal_reality May 2, 2018 4:24 AM


"View North from Olympic Auditorium | Los Angeles, September 21, "
[THE YEAR IS MISSING FROM THE DESCRIPTION]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/5XpRHL.jpg
JOHN HUMBLE

Any 'car people' want to wager a guess what year this might be?

The brick apt building that looks a little worse for wear in Humble's photo is lookin' good these days! You can check it out HERE.



John Humble's vantage point atop the old Olympic Stadium.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/xQQ0DN.jpg
Google Earth


X marks the spot.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/0E6wU3.jpg
Dick Whittington via MILITANT ANGELENO

To see how the Olympic Stadium looks today. Go HERE

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BillinGlendaleCA May 2, 2018 7:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8174051)

"View North from Olympic Auditorium | Los Angeles, September 21, "
[THE YEAR IS MISSING FROM THE DESCRIPTION]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/5XpRHL.jpg
JOHN HUMBLE

Any 'car people' want to wager a guess what year this might be?

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Not a car person, but my guess is 1984. The Wells Fargo Building is complete and it looks like the building at 801 Grand is under construction. It was completed in 1985.

I not sure if we've seen this site before here, but it has a pretty good graphical representation of build dates.

odinthor May 2, 2018 6:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 8173733)
I'm looking forward to my copy :-)

As this preview relates, Archibald Gillespie has a lot to answer for. His actions led to the battle of San Pasqual:

"In this state of affairs, with the country completely disrupted, the means of communication cut off by the enemy (the American forces), the ports occupied by warships, etc.—such being the times, I stayed in Los Angeles and chose a wife. I got married, and after a couple of months became seriously ill with fever. During my convalescence, one night a squadron came whose arms I could hear clinking from one of the rooms. They knocked on the door. My wife opened it and two American officers asked for me. My wife was scared and said that I wasn’t there. On hearing this, he said not to deny it. I got out of bed and went to meet these men. I invited them in, and they very carefully explained to me the order to arrest me that they had received from military commander Gillespie. After having obtained permission from the officers, I changed my clothes. I left with them after they had searched my home. We went to Gillespie, who asked me questions about Ramon Carrillo, whom I had helped escape. I replied that I had not seen Carrillo since I had separated from Don Jose Castro. His response was for me to be thrown into the calaboose from which I would not be released until I informed them of Ramon Carrillo’s whereabouts. The officers shoved me out and took me to a lockup adjoining headquarters. They removed a drunk Indian to put me there. They took a blanket off the Indian and threw it over me so that I could cover myself with it; later on, they brought me a wooden table. They had me there a number of days (about thirty), despite the efforts of leading townsmen; but the officers who had arrested me pleaded with Gillespie and managed to get me out under their bond; and then, after removing my shackles, allowed me to stay in their quarters"
-iUniverse

Many thanks, t2!

Los Angeles and its environs are the site of so much in this book. It used to surprise me how involved L.A. usually was in old California happenings: So many events came to a head in or around greater L.A. Our fascinating focus here at NLA is on metropolis L.A., not pueblo L.A.! But I think the spirits of pueblo L.A. stand fast and still exert their subtle influence on those who followed; and we profit much by getting to know these pueblo spirits and their context a little better . . .

ethereal_reality May 3, 2018 2:51 AM

Have we seen these two images on NLA?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/B5T3EB.jpghttps://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/Bs40Bg.jpg
davelandweb

Driving south on Gower in 1954.





Let's drive down Gower in 1954 and in 2016.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/sLugXB.jpg

and in 2016
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/zPWGKM.jpg
GSV





https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/Sh6yuY.jpg
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/cSFb4t.jpg
GSV








Now let's zero in on the corner of Gower and Melrose.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/aO9Wgo.jpg
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/fTZLk3.jpg
GSV

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ethereal_reality May 3, 2018 3:06 AM

currently on ebay


Two young lads visit downtown Los Angeles, 1941.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/SeuS8S.jpg
EBAY




LARGER view.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/hQNe2b.jpg
EBAY


The same view TODAY

ethereal_reality May 3, 2018 3:36 AM

'mystery' location

seller's description:

"VINTAGE 1944 CAT photo / Los Angeles SAILOR Boards Kitten in Expensive pet Hotel"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/7Ffel0.jpg
FOUND ON EBAY EARLIER THIS YEAR

Often times sellers on ebay create false narratives for their photograph to make them more enticing to buyers. I think this might be an example.

Is that really a hotel that accepts pets? or just a building
(of course the seller might have had additional snapshots that fill in the narrative)
__________________________________________________________________


as it appeared on ebay.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/3z4XBP.jpg

Handsome Stranger May 3, 2018 4:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8175199)

I love misnamed businesses. West Hollywood Auto...not actually located in West Hollywood. Beverly Hills BMW is almost two miles outside of Beverly Hills. Wilshire Beauty Supply, naturally, is on Vine Street.

ethereal_reality May 3, 2018 5:52 AM

Does anyone remember when the old RKO sound stage was painted with these garish colors? (at least that truck matches)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/e90Kuy.jpg
gmrnet



I still can't get over that the tower on top of the globe is gone.
I wish it would have been protected like the old neon signs downtown.


If anyone wants to put it back, the hole is still there.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/hKVVMK.jpg
GSV

I wonder it fills with water when it rains? ;)


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as a friendly reminder to newbies...here's the tower of which I speak.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/tftMQM.jpg
i.pinimg

I forgot about that spikey ball on top. Does anyone know if it rotated?

(surely there's an old travelogue or 8mm film somewhere on the internet) I'll go look. :)

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ScottyB May 3, 2018 6:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8175199)

I miss those green awnings!


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