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HossC Dec 30, 2019 12:31 PM

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Originally Posted by CaliNative (Post 8786871)

In the scene above the Hollywood Bowl, a symphony can be heard playing in the distance. I believe it is a Brahm's, but which one? My guess would be the 4th, but not sure. Any music experts out there? :koko:

I'm no classical music expert, but imdb.com identifies the tune at the Hollywood Bowl as Schubert's Symphony No 8 in B minor, Unfinished.

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BillinGlendaleCA Dec 30, 2019 12:53 PM

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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 8786825)
The house near the Lark car and the house at 107 S. Rampart are two different houses. The other two houses with the arrows pointing at my photo are also different houses. None of the three match any house in my photo. The roofs are different, the windows don't match and the porches are out of sync.

The Spanish style house at 125 S. Rampart appears to be at the end corner of the block and there is no curb cut for a driveway. But when I look at 125, there's another house at the corner.

I checked the building permits for 107 S. Rampart, the building was originally built in 1909 at the corner, was moved to 107 in 1925. The windows were changed out in 2011 and the roof was redone in 2015. The same house has been there since 1925.

GaylordWilshire Dec 30, 2019 4:04 PM

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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 8786182)

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 8786825)
The house near the Lark car and the house at 107 S. Rampart are two different houses. The other two houses with the arrows pointing at my photo are also different houses. None of the three match any house in my photo. The roofs are different, the windows don't match and the porches are out of sync.

The Spanish style house at 125 S. Rampart appears to be at the end corner of the block and there is no curb cut for a driveway. But when I look at 125, there's another house at the corner.


Though there is a Studebaker Lark (a '62) partially visible in the vintage image, the Stude near 107 S Rampart is one of the Hawk series. That said, the original 107 was moved to 254 S Carondelet St in 1925 (and demolished in 1960), with 101 then being moved onto its original lot, as BillinGlendaleCA notes. The Craftsman house two over from 107 in the vintage shot (119 S Rampart) was built in 1909; the Spanish-style house (127 S Rampart, rather than 125) was built in 1932.

https://i.postimg.cc/kGPrgmGJ/nla-bp2-bmp.jpghttps://i.postimg.cc/TYZb2Nqk/nla-bp1-bmp.jpg

ethereal_reality Dec 31, 2019 5:37 AM

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/g9lnSm.jpg

As everyone knows we have seen countless images of Angels Flight but here's one we haven't seen.



This original slide captures a beautiful blue Thunderbird passing in front of Royal Liquors. (a vegetarian cafeteria was in this spot back in the 1920s)

Seller's description:...."Original Slide 1960's Los Angeles Railway / Thunderbird Car / Policmen"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/alRM47.jpg
eBay

I thought this was the entire slide until I clicked on the ad.




Here's the complete slide.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/GXCIAA.jpg
Link


If you look closely, there are clues that the slide was taken during Christmas time. (a decorated red pole on left. . .a wreath in the liquor store window)

One thing that caught my attention was the sign to the right of the stoplight.

The top sign says No Unnecessary Noise. Why would this sign be necessary at this particular spot? :shrug:

The other sign is even more intriguing.

This is the best enlargement I could muster.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/UNVWtP.jpg
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I believe it says something about EXPLOSIVES!



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ethereal_reality Dec 31, 2019 6:08 AM

While we are downtown. . .

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/kD3K8Z.jpg
eBay



Seller's description: "1960's Original Slide Broadway Los Angeles Neon Cameo Roxie Bus Cars" (the seller doesn't believe in commas) ;)


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/3fKkfv.jpg
eBay



Let's take a closer look at all those old marquees.

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Like a time capsule. :)

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ScottyB Dec 31, 2019 6:58 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8787530)

This is the best enlargement I could muster.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/UNVWtP.jpg
detail

I believe it says something about EXPLOSIVES!



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Best guess: "Petroleum and explosive trucks prohibited". I imagine the unnecessary noise prohibition was to discourage horn-honkers in the tunnel.
(who would even do that??)

sorry Roy...maybe try Wilshire

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...6032d242_c.jpg

Mstimc Dec 31, 2019 1:30 PM

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Originally Posted by ScottyB (Post 8787552)
Best guess: "Petroleum and explosive trucks prohibited". I imagine the unnecessary noise prohibition was to discourage horn-honkers in the tunnel.
(who would even do that??)

sorry Roy...maybe try Wilshire

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...6032d242_c.jpg

I believe there's a similar prohibition against explosives and flammables in the Sepulveda tunnel under LAX's runway.

Hollywood Graham Dec 31, 2019 3:10 PM

Christmas?
 
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8787530)
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/g9lnSm.jpg

As everyone knows we have seen countless images of Angels Flight but here's one we haven't seen.



This original slide captures a beautiful blue Thunderbird passing in front of Royal Liquors. (a vegetarian cafateria was in this spot back in the 1920s)

Seller's description:...."Original Slide 1960's Los Angeles Railway / Thunderbird Car / Policmen"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/alRM47.jpg
eBay

I thought this was the entire slide until I clicked on the ad.




Here's the complete slide.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/GXCIAA.jpg
Link


If you look closely, there are clues that the slide was taken during Christmas time. (a decorated red pole on left. . .a wreath in the liquor store window)

One thing that caught my attention was the sign to the right of the stoplight.

The top sign says No Unnecessary Noise. Why would this sign be necessary at this particular spot? :shrug:

The other sign is even more intriguing.

This is the best enlargement I could muster.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/UNVWtP.jpg
detail

I believe it says something about EXPLOSIVES!



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The Noise sign is for horn honking in the tunnel, remember that apartments are right next to the tunnel. The wreath in the window is a definate maybe but the red pole is just a pedestal for the fire alarm and police call box. Yes there are coppers on the corner one with a white hat (traffic cop that directs traffic at the intersection) and black hat probably beat cops). also there is a uniformed man going to cross the street, probably a L.A. City Marshal judging by the two toned uniform, courts are just up the street..

nadeau Dec 31, 2019 3:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Hollywood Graham (Post 8787637)
The Noise sign is for horn honking in the tunnel, remember that apartments are right next to the tunnel. The wreath in the window is a definate maybe but the red pole is just a pedestal for the fire alarm and police call box. Yes there are coppers on the corner one with a white hat (traffic cop that directs traffic at the intersection) and black hat probably beat cops). also there is a uniformed man going to cross the street, probably a L.A. City Marshal judging by the two toned uniform, courts are just up the street..

A rather gloomy day in downtown LA. Whilst looking for clearer images of the stair/ramps walkway up to Clay St., I came across this group of photos. The Unnecessary Noise sign predated the Explosives sign. One photo also includes white hat police actually directing traffic. I wonder if it’s the same guy, and how many years he spent at that intersection. Serious Noir.
http://www.publicartinla.com/Downtow...oa/angels.html

HossC Dec 31, 2019 3:58 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8776781)

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I also noticed something surprising.

If you look closely, there is a cocktail sign beneath the overhang.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/xhWLSM.jpg
Link. Original eBay photograph
I wasn't aware that Scrivner's had a liquor license!

Not quite cocktails, but I spotted this scene while flicking through Double Indemnity yesterday:

"I stopped at a drive-in for a bottle of beer, the one I had wanted all along, only I wanted it worse now, to get rid of the sour taste of her iced tea, and everything that went with it."

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...Indemnity1.jpg
Paramount Pictures

There's no long shot to help identify which drive-in they used.

HossC Dec 31, 2019 4:15 PM

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Originally Posted by nadeau (Post 8787659)

A rather gloomy day in downtown LA. Whilst looking for clearer images of the stair/ramps walkway up to Clay St., I came across this group of photos. The Unnecessary Noise sign predated the Explosives sign. One photo also includes white hat police actually directing traffic. I wonder if it’s the same guy, and how many years he spent at that intersection. Serious Noir.
http://www.publicartinla.com/Downtow...oa/angels.html

The "No Unnecessary Noise" sign also outlasted the "Petroleum and Explosives" sign. Seen here in 1969, it had moved to the opposite side of the street.

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...Flight1969.jpg
Huntington Digital Library

ethereal_reality Dec 31, 2019 4:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Hollywood Graham (Post 8787637)

The red pole is just a pedestal for the fire alarm and police call box.

HG, I was referring to the white 'icicles' wrapped around the pole.


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AlvaroLegido Dec 31, 2019 7:09 PM

Ever more
 
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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8787695)
The "No Unnecessary Noise" sign also outlasted the "Petroleum and Explosives" sign. Seen here in 1969, it had moved to the opposite side of the street.

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...Flight1969.jpg
Huntington Digital Library

This is the best view on the stairs at the right that we ever had. We've seen this photo before.

ethereal_reality Dec 31, 2019 10:38 PM

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Originally Posted by etheral reality
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...921/LzbmRo.jpg
detail

Is the streetlight (circled above) decorated for the parade & celebration? .....It reminds me of an octopus!

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Originally Posted by westcork (Post 8785818)
I am pretty sure that is the same as this street light here

"A 1910 view of Colorado Blvd. in Pasadena looking west from the Maryland Hotel. Streetcar tracks and overhead wires are seen. "

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics23/00061215.jpg
LAPL

You're absoluely right, westcork.

Of all the different styles of streetlights this is my least favorite. ....It's way too extravagant for my taste.


I feel the same about the lights that were installed around the Civic Center in the 1970s. (or was it the 1960s?)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/G3q6fv.jpg
.................................................................old ER file

These lights are gone, right?



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BillinGlendaleCA Dec 31, 2019 11:01 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8787973)
You're absoluely right, westcork.

Of all the different styles of streetlights this is my least favorite. ....It's way too extravagant for my taste.


I feel the same about the lights that were installed around the Civic Center in the 1970s. (or was it the 1960s?)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/G3q6fv.jpg
.................................................................old ER file

These lights are gone, right?



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Those lights are around the Music Center, they were still there as of last night.
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-...Hgf7v9J-XL.jpgby BillinGlendaleCA

ethereal_reality Dec 31, 2019 11:32 PM

:previous: That's a very nice image, Bill.

The lights look fine. They match the surroundings.

I might have to reevaluate my opinion on the lights.

BillinGlendaleCA Dec 31, 2019 11:46 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8788002)
:previous: That's a very nice image, Bill.

The lights look fine. They match the surroundings.

I might have to reevaluate my opinion on the lights.

Thanks, here's the view in the opposite direction:
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-...Tk4nd7d-XL.jpgby BillinGlendaleCA

Happy New Year's Eve Noirishers.

HossC Jan 1, 2020 12:19 AM

Rewind to December 31, 1955. Happy New Year to all on NLA.

New Year's Revelers make merry as New Year arrives in Terrace Room at Statler Hotel which was sold out.

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...ewYear1955.jpg
USC Digital Library

nadeau Jan 1, 2020 1:54 AM

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Originally Posted by AlvaroLegido (Post 8787830)
This is the best view on the stairs at the right that we ever had. We've seen this photo before.

Does it look like there is a sign stacked above the Noise sign? Also, has anyone ever seen a closeup of the sign that used to be above the tunnel entrance, way back when?

Scott Charles Jan 1, 2020 2:11 AM

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Originally Posted by nadeau (Post 8788065)
Also, has anyone ever seen a closeup of the sign that used to be above the tunnel entrance, way back when?

https://images3.imgbox.com/a0/dd/qoUPFojx_o.jpg
NOTICE: $100 FINE
For Riding, Driving, Or Propelling Any Vehicle
Faster Than Eight (8) Miles Per Hour In This Tunnel


Full-sized photo at Wikipedia Commons
https://i.imgur.com/Xv9K0RW.jpg


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