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ethereal_reality Apr 6, 2017 12:07 AM

Just for fun, here's a 1941 photograph of the Hitching Post on Hollywood Blvd.



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/1lwbgY.jpg
https://martinturnbull.com/




Don "Red" Barry in 'Apache Kid' [1941]

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...924/sDmsAo.jpg
http://a-drifting-cowboy.blogspot.co...don-barry.html

Filmed at Iverson Ranch:previous: Republic Pictures




Don "Red" Barry in 'Red Desert', 1949.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/gFL26X.jpg
http://a-drifting-cowboy.blogspot.co...don-barry.html

:previous: Robert L. Lippert Production








below: Don "Red" Barry (sans cowboy get-up) on the left with Donald Gordon.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/HDg1zf.jpg
http://classicmoviechat.com/thats-hi...eal-red-barry/





Lastly, here's a 1943 snapshot with the Hitching Post on the opposite side of the street.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/l4TXrM.jpg
http://hollywoodphotographs.com/deta...?c=43&i=1&r=12

Blaster Apr 6, 2017 12:39 AM

In that last shot, I believe the marquee is advertising DON "RED" BARRY in CANYON CITY which would make it 1943.

ethereal_reality Apr 6, 2017 12:43 AM

Thanks Blaster. I couldn't read it. --too blurry.

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Excellent post on the Hotel Brevoort JeffDiego.

Quote:

Originally Posted by JeffDiego

The Hotel Brevoort is also known as one of the first of several addresses where Elizabeth Short, "The Black Dahlia, lived during her time in Hollywood. She stayed there with a boyfriend, Gordon Fickling, for approximately a week in 1946.


Elizabeth Short with Gordon Fickling.

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http://escritoconsangre1.blogspot.nl...lia-negra.html

:previous: There are four photographs on a Photo Booth strip. I wonder what happened to the missing fourth?

Maybe she gave the fourth photo to Gordon(?) I wonder if they kissed in the fourth

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CityBoyDoug Apr 6, 2017 12:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7763809)

below: Don "Red" Barry (sans cowboy get-up) on the left with Donald Gordon.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/HDg1zf.jpg
http://classicmoviechat.com/thats-hi...eal-red-barry/

Just in case you tuned in late, you might well ask, who was Donald Gordon?

Donald was a young actor who found himself under contract at Columbia Pictures during World War II.

The studios in this wartime period were a bit less fussy about male hires, so Donald made the grade although he never quite made it big. He appears to have spent much of his time making friends on and off the studio lot, made easier by the fact that Donald was an outgoing, amiable type, easy to like.

And, if you were a friend, Donald took your picture. Then to seal the deal he had someone else snap a shot of him posing with his famous pal.

Yes, that's Donald Gordon...again at the right side with you know who in the middle.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...pszatmgukp.jpg
classicmoviechat

....with Joan and her third husband, actor Phil Terry.


ethereal_reality Apr 6, 2017 12:52 AM

Thanks CBD. I wasn't sure who he was.

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug
"And, if you were a friend, Donald took your picture."

:previous:
It appears ClassicMovieChat has his photographic collection.

"That dapper gent to the right is THE Donald of THE DONALD GORDON COLLECTION,
the marvelously informal stash of Hollywood photos from the early Forties
that ClassicMovieChat is delighted to share with you."


http://classicmoviechat.com/thats-hi...eal-red-barry/

CityBoyDoug Apr 6, 2017 1:09 AM

Here he is ...again. Who's the mystery lady .... any guesses?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...pszo2f1e4x.jpg
TheGordonCollection

ethereal_reality Apr 6, 2017 1:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7762977)

Your mom was lovely her whole life CBD. I've really enjoyed your family pix.

Here's my favorite. CityBoyDoug at Knott's Berry Farm around 1954.


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/7xW11B.jpg
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=26759

Yippie-Yi-Yo! :)

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Old Money Apr 6, 2017 1:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7744861)
amazondotcom - http://www.fgbmfi.org

Is this Demos handing out some free ice cream in the late 1940s? This is a detail from the photo that ER posted in previous reply.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psdrdbhk1j.jpg
#40662

That man is Demos' father Isaac. Demos is standing next to Isaac.
Burial record of Isaac:
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/f...721030&df=all&

tovangar2 Apr 6, 2017 1:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blaster (Post 7763641)

UPDATE: Further checking seems to establish that the Hitching Post was indeed on 4th, though many have confused it with the Pussycat on 2nd.

If that's all true, I wonder if the 2nd St. space was a legitimate movie house before it became a Pussycat Theater.

"The building dated from 1913 and was a garage in the 1920’s thru 1940’s. In the early-1950’s it was converted into office space for a real estate company. The Pussycat Theatre was opened in 1972 by Vincent Miranda for his Walnut Properties Company, screening adult movies. In August 1995 it was renamed Asia Theatre and became an art house theatre screening Iranian movies, but this was for only a brief period of time.

It reverted back to an adult movie policy and closed in February 1998. The building has been gutted internally and is now a restaurant named Buca di Beppo."

- Cinema Treasures

Buca di Beppo has closed. Something else is going on now:


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/3r...=w1060-h513-no
gsv - feb, 2017


More on the Rapp building (on the right above) here and here

Blaster Apr 6, 2017 1:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7763854)
Here he is ...again. Who's the mystery lady .... any guesses?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...pszo2f1e4x.jpg
TheGordonCollection

Marie Wilson?

tovangar2 Apr 6, 2017 1:50 AM

Speaking of favorite photographs e_r, how about an update, same pose same location?

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 4328458)
http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/7924/hollywood.png

This is me, hanging upside-down from the letter H around 1987.
This is before all the fences and infra-red cameras.



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Flyingwedge Apr 6, 2017 2:18 AM

Hotel Clark, 426 S. Hill Street
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Beaudry (Post 6717166)

Here's the 1913 Clark dropped onto those poor things:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4139/...9ecbd49b_o.jpg

You can see the Sherman on the far left. I'd like to mention the Sherman (built as the Johnson Bldg #5 [Hotel Clarendon], 1896, demolished 1946) was Robert Brown Young; and the Hotel Leroy (Steinhart Block, 1897), at the right in E-R's LAPL image, was RB Young as well. The Leroy was contiguous to the Occidental hotel (Wilson #6, 1898) also RB Young!

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4120/...0a66cab7_o.jpg


One last shot of Young's Oxy, showing a bit of Young's Leroy to the left:

http://waterandpower.org/A%20Histori...Hotel_1910.jpgdwp


Quote:

Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 7741300)

And finally, here's a shot of the Hill Street terminal prior to the subway going in and prior to the first subway building going in on the south side of the open air railhead. (you'll notice the Fremont back there, we're looking northwest in this shot)


https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3789/1...0698cea1_o.jpgPacific Electric Hill Street Station, 1922


Looking northwest across Hill Street with the Pacific Electric Station on the left and the boarding platforms to the right. Wright & Callender Building at SW 4th and Hill Streets on the right and the Fremont with the peaked turrets center back.

LAPL


Here's an undated photo looking east that shows both the Hotel Clark and the Pacific Electric Hill Street Station,
with the Hotel Sherman and Occidental Hotel on either side of the Clark:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...ps9pz3fjic.jpg

Islandora (link not always available)

CityBoyDoug Apr 6, 2017 3:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blaster (Post 7763890)
Marie Wilson?

Yep.....that's Marie Wilson. You get today's prize. Its here somewhere in my desk. I'll get back to you on that.;):D:tup:

CityBoyDoug Apr 6, 2017 3:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7763903)
Speaking of favorite photographs e_r, how about an update, same pose same location?

http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/7924/hollywood.png





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:D;):rolleyes::tup:......Yes ER, that was a fun day at Knott's Berry Farm back when I was required to wear a suit and tie for family outings........:D:D

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I've seen that upside-down pic before and always wondered where that was taken ER. Now I know...its the huge H in the HOLLYWOODLAND sign on top of Mount Lee?

tovangar2 Apr 6, 2017 3:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 7763940)
Here's an undated photo looking east that shows both the Hotel Clark and the Pacific Electric Hill Street Station,
with the Hotel Sherman and Occidental Hotel on either side of the Clark:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...ps9pz3fjic.jpg

Islandora (link not always available)

That's a wonderful photo Flyingwedge. It really fills the gap.

What's happening with the Hotel Clark anyway? LA Curbed remains mystified

I look forward to the day when the Clark bus again meets all trains:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Gj...g=w788-h425-no
San Bernardino Sun, 19 July 1918

Flyingwedge Apr 6, 2017 3:48 AM

Dazzler Clark?
 
:previous:

https://www.hotelplanner.com/Hotels/...-Hill-St-90013

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/ho...?frame=3546635

But the Sept 2016 GSV shows the Clark looking closed, and the Clark is not on the Dazzler website.

CityBoyDoug Apr 6, 2017 3:49 AM

SUMMERTIME Catalina Island
 
Well... summer is almost here and we can all maybe take a cruise to sunny Catalina Island....the island of delight.. That's the famous art-Deco Casino in the background.

:previous:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...pskklhxwbf.jpg
source:unknown

ethereal_reality Apr 6, 2017 4:51 AM

:previous: Okay, that's enough. I'm getting embarrassed.

tovangar2 Apr 6, 2017 4:56 AM

:previous:

Sorry Boss.


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Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 7764023)

But the Sept 2016 GSV shows the Clark looking closed, and the Clark is not on the Dazzler website.

Yep, 15 years of teasers.

It's a great building though. Those Engstrums really knew how to build 'em

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/0g...w=w342-h577-no
la herald 16 Mar 1912

BifRayRock Apr 6, 2017 5:09 AM





Avalon, circa 1936 or slightly later.




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Bonus shot


MGM on Washington
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