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Beaudry Sep 9, 2022 8:05 PM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 9722110)
Here's a slightly better view of 232 S Hill Street. It's just to the right of the "CHIROPRACTIC" blade sign. This is a detail from a 1939 Dick Whittington photo.

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...LA232SHill.jpg
USC Digital Library

Thanks!!!

Beaudry Sep 9, 2022 8:33 PM

Hey all, I've got a question, so I thought I'd turn to the best and the brightest. Maybe I know a thing or two about old LA, though mostly downtown, some Hollywood, but my historical inquiries rarely focus west of Western.

As such, I have a Beverly Hills question—in the Bunker Hill serial killer case of Robert Nixon murdering the Wordens, it is mentioned that 12-yo Marguerite, a student at nearby Belmont, was going to begin attending classes at a "Beverly Hills school for girls."

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...4a5cc2da_o.jpg
Los Angeles Times, 5 April 1937

But, the name of said school is never mentioned. Can anyone here conjecture as to what Beverly Hills schools for girls might have existed at the time, that took twelve year-olds?

Thanks in advance!

ethereal_reality Sep 9, 2022 8:57 PM

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How about the Willows Academie for Select Young Ladies.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/qyUIJz.jpg


That's where Ellie May went to school. ;)





"Elly Starts to School"...Aired October 15, 1963.

HossC Sep 9, 2022 9:27 PM

:previous:

It could've been the Westlake School for Girls (now the Harvard-Westlake School). It moved to its current address at 700 N Faring Road in Holmby Hills in 1927. That's only a stone's throw from Beverly Hills.

Ossrae Sep 9, 2022 11:26 PM

Thank you. Very helpful!!

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Originally Posted by Beaudry (Post 9722083)
Great house. As you probably know, it was designed by Frank M. Tyler for CH and Ella Howard. Interestingly, they held the funeral for their 15-yo son Harold there in February 1909.

It has elements of some Victorian residential structures but it would be misleading to apply the term. Especially since the house was built in the summer of 1907. That makes it strictly speaking an Edwardian house.

As to "style" I'd venture to say it's a "Tudor-Craftsman." The multiple front-facing gables plant it in the Craftsman vernacular, as does the large open porch (and I love the use of clinker brick instead of the usual river rock). Then, there's decorative half-timbering on the upper stucco portions, that's Tudor.

Were it my house, I'd paint the board dark brown and the stucco cream.

The "maltese cross" design on the door is seriously one of the best residential doors I've seen anywhere, anytime.


Ossrae Sep 10, 2022 3:02 AM

Are there any other sources you can direct me to to learn about this house? In any case, thanks again!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beaudry (Post 9722083)
Great house. As you probably know, it was designed by Frank M. Tyler for CH and Ella Howard. Interestingly, they held the funeral for their 15-yo son Harold there in February 1909.

It has elements of some Victorian residential structures but it would be misleading to apply the term. Especially since the house was built in the summer of 1907. That makes it strictly speaking an Edwardian house.

As to "style" I'd venture to say it's a "Tudor-Craftsman." The multiple front-facing gables plant it in the Craftsman vernacular, as does the large open porch (and I love the use of clinker brick instead of the usual river rock). Then, there's decorative half-timbering on the upper stucco portions, that's Tudor.

Were it my house, I'd paint the board dark brown and the stucco cream.

The "maltese cross" design on the door is seriously one of the best residential doors I've seen anywhere, anytime.


Beaudry Sep 11, 2022 1:31 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9726480)
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How about the Willows Academie for Select Young Ladies.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/qyUIJz.jpg


That's where Ellie May went to school. ;)





"Elly Starts to School"...Aired October 15, 1963.

That must be it! The question then being, where did they film her school?

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...64ab34c2_b.jpg

GaylordWilshire Sep 13, 2022 1:22 PM

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I’m thinking maybe that Elly May and Cynthy Fenwick—that’s Cynthy’s limo, driven by Beasley—went to the Willows Academie in a house that was on Lexington Road in BH, and that we’ve seen it here on NLA, but no luck with a search. While we’re looking for columned houses, here’s one I have been asked to identify, the inquirer telling me it’s in Beachwood Canyon. Anyone recognize it?

https://i.postimg.cc/mg2VSFGy/A13-A9...B3-B9-C5-F.jpg

GaylordWilshire Sep 13, 2022 2:09 PM

Duplicate

ethereal_reality Sep 13, 2022 5:38 PM

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Here are my grandparents at Angels Flights.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/JvA7CT.jpg


They were never heard from again.












noirish!.........................
(and not true).........................

ethereal_reality Sep 13, 2022 6:06 PM

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A prickly mystery.


A cactus garden at the Egyptian Theater!?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/ic6lWJ.jpg

I've never seen this before.



And here's a closer look.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/csQOVQ.jpg
ebay / snapshot / 1940s

I imagine the garden is a promotion for the film that was showing at the time. (also notice the little wooden hut with the two dormers little houses on top)



reverse
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/UD7tGS.jpg

no longer listed on eBay
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ethereal_reality Sep 13, 2022 6:34 PM

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And while we're revisiting the 1940s. . . .



We have seen the highly popular Paris Inn numerous times on NLA. In fact, in the early days of the thread Bert Rovere's nephew would occasional post about his uncle restaurant.

(are you still out there Bert Rovere's nephew?)
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/Ydkaao.jpg
This item was listed on eBay several months back.




The photograph shows two handsome military men enjoying a night out with their glamorous dates.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/fRdN5V.jpg



The reverse includes a date stamp.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/iVc6K1.jpg

As you can see NOV. 6 - 1943.

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riichkay Sep 14, 2022 6:42 AM

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds
forums.aaca.org

Unidentified woman (or is it a woman?) on Vine St. opposite the Huntington Hartford Theatre, undated but likely late '57 or 1958.


The show at the Hartford, "Mask and Gown", ran for 39 performances on Broadway in Sept./Oct. '57.....The musical starred female impersonator T. C. Jones (Thomas Craig Jones) who had risen to prominence the previous year in the musical revue "New Faces of 1956" (directed by Paul Lynde) and became well-known for his impersonations of Bette Davis and Tallulah Bankhead among others....T.C. Jones is on the Hartford marquee, it's probable the entire original cast came out here....


https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...720&fit=bounds




https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...720&fit=bounds




Jones appeared in "An Unlocked Window", a memorable 1965 episode of "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour", playing a psychotic killer who dresses as a female nurse....here with Dana Wynter....

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...720&fit=bounds

"An Unlocked Window" is arguably the best of the Hitchcock series, at least the one hour shows....it scared the crap out of me the first time I saw it, in the mid-'70's.....I did not see the twist coming at the end, it really worked on the small screen....apologies for the spoiler to anyone who has not seen the film.....James Bridges directed, he went on to a feature career ("The Paper Chase", "China Syndrome", "Urban Cowboy" etc).


The original forums.aaca.org poster claims that is T.C. Jones in the Vine St. photo, I don't see it, I think Jones was just too husky to pull that off....

Murphy de la Sucre Sep 14, 2022 7:40 AM

“Unidentified woman (or is it a woman?) on Vine St. opposite the Huntington Hartford Theatre, undated but likely late '57 or 1958.”

at least some things of those were fake.

Martin Pal Sep 14, 2022 3:45 PM

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Originally Posted by riichkay (Post 9730352)
The original forums.aaca.org poster claims that is T.C. Jones in the Vine St. photo, I don't see it, I think Jones was just too husky to pull that off....
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You are correct riichkay, I did some searching and this woman is a British model/actress names June Wilkinson. I found a webpage with many photos on it, including this alternate one of the image in your post:

https://www.bygonely.com/wp-content/...lkinson_17.jpgByGonely

Pardon my next line, but I have to: June is really bustin' out all over.

From the link:

June Wilkinson is a former model and actress. She started her career as a stage performer at the age of 12 and became the youngest dancer at the age of fifteen at the Windmill Theater in London. In 1958, June appeared in Playboy magazine. After that, she became the most popular cheesecake model. June made her screen debut the TV Series ’77 Sunset Strip’ in 1958. (It continues...)

This photo is from a different source, it's a couple blocks down the street at Sunset & Vine. Southeast corner.

https://64.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l...x4bjo1_540.png
The Dream Tiger/Michael Ochs/

Wallich's Television CIty
Dot Records
American Broadcasting Company (ABC)

Martin Pal Sep 14, 2022 3:49 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9729537)
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Here are my grandparents at Angels Flight.
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They were never heard from again.
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Great photo, E_R, and I love your sense of humor.
Do you know what year it was taken?

Martin Pal Sep 14, 2022 4:10 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9729568)
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A prickly mystery.
A cactus garden at the Egyptian Theater!?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/ic6lWJ.jpg
ebay / snapshot / 1940s

I've never seen this before.

I imagine the garden is a promotion for the film that was showing at the time. (also notice the little wooden hut with the two dormers little houses on top)
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I found this on the L.A. Theatres blogspot:

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-z2Z8XgzX0...ian-HDL-42.jpg


With the following info:

1942 - A snapshot of a cactus garden along the west wall. Thanks to Kim Cooper of Esotouric for finding the photo in the Huntington Library collection for a post on the Esotouric's Secret Los Angeles Facebook page. She also shared it in a post on the LAHTF Facebook page.

That appears to be an animal cage on the far right. Cashier Totty Ames talked about coming to work there in 1943: "The Egyptian was in excellent condition then. They had just taken the monkeys out when I got there." She's quoted on page 193 of Paul Zollo's 2002 Cooper Square Press book "Hollywood Remembered: An Oral History of its Golden Age."

ethereal_reality Sep 15, 2022 2:02 AM

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Thanks for helping to solve the cactus garden mystery, Martin Pal. :)



"They had just let the monkeys out when I got there."..TOTTY AMES

Martin, I've heard..the dejected Egyptian Theater monkeys were given a one-way ticket Monkey Island.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/1825/70LkGr.gif
............................................................Cue: Theme to Midnight Cowboy







Oh, and about that Totty Ames.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/phrPyT.jpg
obscureactresses

As you can see, TOTTY was a HOTTY.

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ethereal_reality Sep 15, 2022 8:01 PM

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A mystery location.

Here's a one of a kind snapshot showing a Chicken-In The-Rough restaurant in April of 1958.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/YBfH3h.jpg
found on eBay / no longer listed

The problem is I think there were more than one Chicken-In The-Roughs in the Los Angeles area.




Let's take a closer look and search for clues.

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

Does anyone recognize this area? :shrug:

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ethereal_reality Sep 15, 2022 8:29 PM

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Here's another mystery location. This time in living color.


Seller's description:...Burbank, California, Cafe Restaurant Diner & Car in 1950's, Kodachrome Slide


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/132et1.jpg
Currently on eBay

Any ideas?





Here's a closer look at the walk-up mini cafe. . .

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/tN8LoH.jpg

A cute little place from the past. (hamburger stand?)



. . .and the business.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/Gt3oRg.jpg

It has a generic name for a business in Burbank. There are literally hundreds of Burbanks this and Burbanks that so I haven't had any luck in finding the location.

And the colonial-esque clock tower? .. I don't know Burbank well enough to recognize it. (and it appears to be missing a clock face)


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