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GaylordWilshire Dec 23, 2020 5:56 PM

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Well, Hoss, you beat me to it by 5 minutes--well, actually, by 7 years.

Lwize Dec 23, 2020 7:14 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9140795)
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The de Villa Motel is still in business as the City Center Hotel.

1123 W. 7th Street

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The DeVille is still there, but as America's Best Value Inn - next door to City Center Hotel (which hadn't changed from the old photos).

OrbitalJT Dec 24, 2020 11:44 AM

Now it's 2020 and I'm living/working in that building.

https://images1.loopnet.com/i2/B5-xh...Definition.jpg

https://www.google.com/maps/place/80...4d-118.2874233

Bristolian Dec 24, 2020 5:04 PM

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That's an amazing photo! Do you know the history of the building?

Mystery location from eBay:

https://i.imgur.com/LudU97Y.png?1

https://www.ebay.com/itm/sl09-Origin...7f3a%7Ciid%3A1

The title says Gardena but I'm not sure about that. The area looks a little too hilly. The streetlights are cool but I don't think Gardena ever had that style. The location could be just outside city limits though.

Martin Pal Dec 24, 2020 8:19 PM

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If only we could turn those two street/traffic signs around!

If it's the same location as the phone number on the sign, OV-60791,
the OV exchange is in Montebello. (OV = Overbrook)

Per: Old Telephone Exchange Names / Los Angeles County
http://www.laalmanac.com/communications/cm01e.php

Bristolian Dec 24, 2020 9:15 PM

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True. I think all old photographs should be like Google Street View.

Lwize Dec 24, 2020 10:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 9142105)
:previous:

If only we could turn those two street/traffic signs around!

If it's the same location as the phone number on the sign, OV-60791,
the OV exchange is in Montebello. (OV = Overbrook)

Per: Old Telephone Exchange Names / Los Angeles County
http://www.laalmanac.com/communications/cm01e.php

I thought about the telephone exchange, but it could be misleading.

riichkay Dec 24, 2020 11:12 PM

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...shot_(916).png
Getty/Ed Ruscha

Ruscha caught the black coupe turning right onto Sunset Blvd. from N. McCadden Pl. in 1966.


I consider myself a fair-to-middling car guy but this one has got me stumped....

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...shot_(915).png

ethereal_reality Dec 24, 2020 11:13 PM

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:previous: Very cool car, riichkay.






Here's an interesting photograph that just turned up on eBay

"Original photo, Bernardine Blackburn diving in Los Angeles/Hotel Ambassador 1922."


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/Rk8gmc.jpg
eBay

I found it difficult to believe that this shoddy looking pool is the pool at the renowned Ambassador Hotel. . .


. . .that is, until I spotted the same lamps and hanging lights in this postcard. (below)


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/r8VG7s.jpg
Bizarrelosangeles

I found some scraps of information that pointed to a Water Carnival held in Los Angeles in 1922.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/mbcurG.jpg
but I don't have a subscription to the L.A. Times :(









Let's take a closer look at little Bernardine.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/86ClEP.jpg
detail

Hmmm. . .I wonder if she was related to notorious cult leader, May Otis Blackburn?







Blackburn Cult.

homesteadmuseum

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HossC Dec 24, 2020 11:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by riichkay (Post 9142170)

I consider myself a fair-to-middling car guy but this one has got me stumped....

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...shot_(915).png

It looks like a 1955 Studebaker Speedster.

ethereal_reality Dec 25, 2020 1:57 AM

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Negative for sale.

Here's an original photograph of a man walking down Hollywood Blvd. with his grandson (or son) and, on the right, a young girl stands waiting for the bus.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/gM6ypR.jpg
eBay



search purposes:...Hollywood Boulevard...The Hitching Post Theater...Eagle Cafe...Barber of Seville
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KevinW Dec 25, 2020 2:03 AM

If only we could turn those two street/traffic signs around!

If it's the same location as the phone number on the sign, OV-60791,
the OV exchange is in Montebello. (OV = Overbrook)

Per: Old Telephone Exchange Names / Los Angeles County
http://www.laalmanac.com/communications/cm01e.php

Montebello does have the Montebello hills so that wouldn't surprise me if this was in fact Montebello.

ethereal_reality Dec 25, 2020 2:20 AM

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Negative #2 for sale.

A TWA Intercontinental Ticket Office located in the Palladium building on the corner of Sunset Blvd. & El Centro.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/golCU7.jpg
eBay








And here's the same corner, today.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/9keSzp.jpg
GSV



Tom Breneman's coming up later tonight or tomorrow.
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nealberke Dec 25, 2020 3:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 9111286)
Hello Neal. The Chris &Pitts BBQ I am talking about is located at 9839 Artesia, Bellflower. Its been there for many decades.

Welcome to NLA. I look forward to your cool comments and your photos.

Hi Doug. The Bellfower C + P is probably the best of the remaining locations. Parking is difficult but food and service are good.

Thank you for your warm welcome. I've been on Noirish Los Angeles 2 years now. I am frequently amazed by the breath and depth of knowledge of the posters here including you. Noirishers have an incredible ability to see the smallest details in a photo. Amazing.

I remember you said Wyan wanted your dad to draw up a quit claim against Wyan's own mother. Wyan was a great marketer, though. Lots of good "gimmicks". My family would rarely go there in the mid 1960's when Marriott owned Big Boy.

ethereal_reality Dec 25, 2020 10:16 PM

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Negatives #3 and #4 for sale on eBay. (these two are being sold together)


Here's Tom Breneman's as promised! :)



https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/LW4A5V.jpg
eBay








https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/VxmRgk.jpg
eBay


Home of Tom Breneman's Breakfast in Hollywood.

"Breakfast in Hollywood was a morning radio show with host, the amicable, Tom Breneman and performed in Breneman Restaurant on Vine and Sunset. It was sponsored fittingly by Ivory Flakes, Kellogg's Pep, Kellogg's Shredded Wheat. The show is an entertaining laugh a minute type of show as the host interviews the regular people in the audience and notable guest stars. One of the most amusing part of the show is the unexpected way that he interjected the sponsors of the show when speaking to the audience."

Old Time Radio Downloads



Breneman's at night from an Aug. 2009 post. (a mere two months after the start of the thread) skyscraperpage





Merry Christmas, Everyone!


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HenryHuntington Dec 26, 2020 4:54 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9142238)
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Negative for sale.

Here's an original photograph of a man walking down Hollywood Blvd. with his grandson (or son) and, on the right, a young girl stands waiting for the bus.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/gM6ypR.jpg
eBay




search purposes:...Hollywood Boulevard...The Hitching Post Theater...Eagle Cafe...Barber of Seville
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Merry (waning hours of) Christmas in return, e-r!

Intertoobz say that Thunder Mountain was released in June 1947.

I'm guessing that the young lady is waiting for the PE Hollywood Blvd. streetcar in the center of the frame to get a bit closer before she steps into the dreaded safety zone to board. But there also were bus lines on the boulevard, so I can't say for sure.

Martin Pal Dec 26, 2020 5:41 AM

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Mstimc Dec 26, 2020 1:07 PM

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Thanks Martin. A great picture to restore our flagging spirits!

CityBoyDoug Dec 26, 2020 9:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nealberke (Post 9142270)
Hi Doug. The Bellfower C + P is probably the best of the remaining locations. Parking is difficult but food and service are good.

Thank you for your warm welcome. I've been on Noirish Los Angeles 2 years now. I am frequently amazed by the breath and depth of knowledge of the posters here including you. Noirishers have an incredible ability to see the smallest details in a photo. Amazing.

I remember you said Wyan wanted your dad to draw up a quit claim against Wyan's own mother. Wyan was a great marketer, though. Lots of good "gimmicks". My family would rarely go there in the mid 1960's when Marriott owned Big Boy.

"I remember you said Wyan wanted your dad to draw up a quit claim against Wyan's own mother. Wyan was a great marketer, though. Lots of good "gimmicks". My family would rarely go there in the mid 1960's when Marriott owned Big Boy."

Mr Wyan [Founder of Bob's restaurants.] wanted to appropriate his mother's home. My dad refused to help him do that. We never went to Bob's again after that.

ethereal_reality Dec 26, 2020 9:50 PM

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This original slide from the 1940s was recently listed on eBay



The seller doesn't name the location (other than Los Angeles). . .but I'm pretty sure this is the oil well that once stood in the middle of La Cienega Blvd.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/gL0hOM.jpg
eBay

Whatta' ya think? Is this the La Cienega oil well? :shrug:



As a reminder: The oil well on La Cienega. HERE




If you're like me, you would like to see the billboard close-up.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/TnsJg1.jpg

..TWA "Fastest Flights East"..

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