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ScottyB Mar 1, 2017 7:36 AM

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Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7726913)
Five people died during the construction of the Third Street Tunnel, all in cave-ins. There were also a distressing number of injuries.

W. F. Brown and Michael Lobro died in separate incidents in 1899.

Maj. W. T. Lambie, John Vincentini and W. J. Pauley were killed in the
disaster of 21 Jan 1900.

All were workmen, except Maj. Lambie, who was a city inspector.

Los Angeles Herald:

11 April 1899

25 November 1899

24 January 1900

Good to remember the fallen..........
Must be a repost, but I do love this shot. Are there any panorama photos from the observation tower? One would think.
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/651/33...c998c2a3_b.jpg

ethereal_reality Mar 1, 2017 8:26 AM

Bob Crane, May 1964.

#1
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/ez1Air.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/g_clis...n/photostream/

"Bob Crane with Columbia Square clearly visible in the background. Bob was on his way from KNX to film an episode of The Donna Reed Show."


#2 (same day)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/0Sh1DP.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/g_clis...n/photostream/




Bob Crane was murdered on January 29, 1978 in Scottsdale AZ.

from
https://www.flickr.com/photos/g_cliser/

Wig-Wag Mar 1, 2017 4:34 PM

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Originally Posted by ScottyB (Post 7727116)
Good to remember the fallen..........
Must be a repost, but I do love this shot. Are there any panorama photos from the observation tower? One would think.
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/651/33...c998c2a3_b.jpg

Yes there is. See this site:
https://www.larchmontbuzz.com/the-st...angels-flight/

Cheers,
Jack

HossC Mar 1, 2017 5:46 PM

:previous:

Here's a larger version of the image in Wig-Wag's link.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...lightView1.jpg
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Martin Pal Mar 1, 2017 6:01 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7727105)
I seem to recall a similar photograph on NLA, but I believe this might be new to the thread. (I don't remember the "Sunset Auto Park" sign...or the two cars)

It's labeled: "Spring Street, North of Downtown" -found in a box of pictures.

Evocative photo -- wonder what other photos were found in the box?

Martin Pal Mar 1, 2017 6:42 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7727136)
"Bob Crane [...] was on his way from KNX to film an episode of The Donna Reed Show."

I did not know Bob Crane did 62 episodes of The Donna Reed Show, the first airing March 14, 1963, and the last on April 8, 1965.


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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7727136)

The billboard on the right side, middle, is advertising the film HUD, released May 29, 1963.

This artwork was used in most of the advertising in one way or another:

http://www.artnet.com/WebServices/im...er-artwork.jpgArtnet

The billboard says Why "Hud"?, a line that Brandon De Wilde delivers in the film. The film also stars Melvyn Douglas and Patricia Neal, who both won Oscars for their performances.

It is based on a Larry McMurtry novel titled Horseman, Pass By. In the novel, the Hud character is minor and he actually rapes Alma. Also, in the novel Alma is named Halmea and is black. I like the film so much I don't think I want to alter my feelings about it by reading the source material.

It was nominated for seven Oscars and won three. Brandon De Wilde accepted Douglas's Oscar on his behalf. (Patty Duke presented it.)

http://celebrityimages.org/thumbs/00...0001121_2.jpeg

In the film "Under the Sea," where Kevin Spacey plays Bobby Darin, there's a scene in the garage of Bobby Darin's home where he and his wife, Sandra Dee, have just returned from these Oscars (Bobby Darin was nominated for Captain Newman, M.D.) and he gets into a fight with her; Darin is pissed about old Melvyn Douglas winning over him.

Beaudry Mar 1, 2017 7:40 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7726753)
I just saw this postcard on ebay.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/9ICGah.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Los-Angeles-...EAAOSwx2dYIXff


I thought it was a bit surprising that a parking garage would be the main subject of a postcard.

(at first glance I thought this was the garage the 'Elephant Parade' was walking past)

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Yes, the "Elephant Parade" garage was just up on the corner of Fourth and Olive; this was one street west and down at Fifth and Grand. It's by Stanton, Reed & Hibbard. The demo permit is pulled in August 1988.

The back of the postcard—it's a modern car hotel whose uniformed attendants make pleasant memories!

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/766/32...337a0a3d_b.jpg

P. 82, Stargel & Stargel's "Early Downtown Los Angeles"
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2856/3...af65cebd_b.jpg

From "Northern Automotive Journal," June 1922:
https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3824/3...a9b1a656_b.jpg

From "Motor West," October 1921
https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3946/3...632449db_o.png
both above courtesy of books.google.com

We've seen a couple nice ads before, here.

ScottyB Mar 1, 2017 7:47 PM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7727396)
:previous:

Here's a larger version of the image in Wig-Wag's link.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...lightView1.jpg
Pinterest

Thanks Hoss and WigWag! I wish C.C. Pierce had gotten up there and done a panorama!

ethereal_reality Mar 1, 2017 7:47 PM

Very interesting Grand Central Garage items Beaudry.

I had completely forgotten that it was once the world's largest garage.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...922/rFgCYE.jpg

Now I see why the garage was the subject of it's own postcard.
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& I really like this screen-shot from '48 Hours t2.

Grand Central Garage
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...922/IceSyi.jpg
originally posted by tovangar2



With the relatively small windows I'd think the fumes from the 1,000+ cars would be pretty unbearable.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/eD8qxx.jpg
originally posted by Beaudry
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HossC Mar 1, 2017 8:00 PM

Thanks to ScottyB, tovangar2 and CBD for showing me to the wonders of the Dishmaster faucet system! Also, belated thanks to e_r for the great follow-up about Throop Hall and the Calder Arches.


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It's time to let Julius Shulman take us to the theater. This is "Job 6157: Anthony and Langford, Norris Community Theatre (Palos Verdes Peninsula, Calif.), 1983". I'll start with a couple of the color shots - I haven't left many out today.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original

Here's the side view.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original

That must be the ticket booth between the plants.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...3.jpg~original

The way to the auditorium, under the glass above the entrance.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4.jpg~original

A romantic evening for two?

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...5.jpg~original

The upper seating area is completely empty.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...6.jpg~original

All from Getty Research Institute

I tried to duplicate the original photo with GSV. The building is now just known as the Norris Theatre (is that the original lettering moved to a new position?). It's at 27570 Norris Center Drive. At some point they added 448 seats, bringing the current total to 450 :).

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...7.jpg~original
GSV

ethereal_reality Mar 1, 2017 8:23 PM

:previous: Strange seeing the two lonely seats.

You'd think they would have waited until all the seats were installed before they hired Mr. Shulman.




Here's the auditorium with the 448 additional seats. ;)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/WdRBwG.jpg
http://dailybreeze.readerschoice.la/...rforming-arts/

tovangar2 Mar 1, 2017 9:20 PM

C.C. Pierce: View from the Angels Flight Observation Tower
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ScottyB (Post 7727555)
I wish C.C. Pierce had gotten up there and done a panorama!

He did:

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 6913506)

The Huntington calls this "a slightly elevated view", but it's definitely from the Angels Flight Observation Platform.

The photo is zoomable and there's much to see.

The Huntington gives a date of 1902, but the Braly Block is up at 4th and Spring and the Hellman Building/Banco Popular is going up across the street, so I dunno.



P.S.

W 3rd St is not what it was:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/yj...Q=w575-h484-no
google maps

oldstuff Mar 1, 2017 9:36 PM

Those chairs look more like satellite dishes (or washing baskets).

Easy to fall into but almost impossible to get out of.... unless you are very tall, your feet don't touch the ground

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original

A small, but neatly designed kitchen. Notice that the burners on the hob are built into the worktop. The tap mechanism looks very complicated.

The thing on the sink is called a "Dishmaster" It has a reservoir for dishwashing liquid which is dispensed when the button is pressed on the brush. They were very popular in the late 50's and into the 60's.

OK ignore this one. That's what I get when I don't read all the way to the end before posting.

HossC Mar 1, 2017 10:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 6913506)

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7727686)

The Huntington calls this "a slightly elevated view", but it's definitely from the Angels Flight Observation Platform.

The photo is zoomable and there's much to see.

The photo is indeed zoomable, and it seems a shame to have such a small C C Pierce panorama. Here it is at 50% of full size. HDL date it at 1902.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original
Huntington Digital Library

Earl Boebert Mar 1, 2017 10:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oldstuff (Post 7727709)
Those chairs look more like satellite dishes (or washing baskets).

Easy to fall into but almost impossible to get out of.... unless you are very tall, your feet don't touch the ground

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original

[Snip]

Friends of our family in Berkeley had a very similar set of chairs in their yard. They rocked back and forth with a spring so you could get in and out. As kids we loved to play on them -- sproing, sproing, sproing until some adult would come out and tell us to cut it out :-)

Cheers,

Earl

ScottyB Mar 1, 2017 10:18 PM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7727749)
The photo is indeed zoomable, and it seems a shame to have such a small C C Pierce panorama. Here it is at 50% of full size. HDL date it at 1902.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original
Huntington Digital Library

Fantastic! thanks for doing the legwork for lazy me. I could get lost for a long time looking at it.....is that large buiding in the center distant horizon the hospital?

Tehmeh Mar 1, 2017 10:27 PM

Sid Davis Educational Film - "Keep Off The Grass" (1969)
 
Another classic educational scare film from producer Sid Davis, 1969's "Keep Off The Grass" features many cliches and little in the way of facts from professionals in the field of science and medicine.

Filmed in cooperation with the Santa Monica Police Department, featuring many contemporary locations and a few familiar character actors. It also features high school students that appear to be 30 years old.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=issu...88404092597991

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/RiBOGpT0hWY/hqdefault.jpg
YouTube

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/25gq2MA6nI4/maxresdefault.jpg
YouTube

ethereal_reality Mar 1, 2017 10:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7727466)

The billboard says Why "Hud"?, a line that Brandon De Wilde delivers in the film.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...924/ifxiDh.jpg
someone forgot to pick up the morning paper..........................................:previous:

Good Eye Martin Pal!

I wasn't able to find the quote "Why Hud?". It seems like an odd choice to put on a billboard.
Was it a pivotal line in the movie? (it's been awhile since I've seen the film)


Speaking of odd choice, take a look at the by-line on this Hud poster.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/0p7XU8.jpg
movie_posters.inc


"The Man With the Barbed Wire Soul" lol. What does that even mean? [rhetorical question ;)]

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tovangar2 Mar 2, 2017 12:02 AM

"...walk with us through old Los Angeles..." What an invitation :-)
 
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/5N...=w1006-h276-no
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Ht...=w1006-h269-no
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/a1...=w1006-h268-no
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/cU...=w1006-h249-no
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/x9...=w1006-h115-no
los angeles herald 19 aug 1916.

Beaudry Mar 2, 2017 12:20 AM

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Originally Posted by ScottyB (Post 7727762)
Fantastic! thanks for doing the legwork for lazy me. I could get lost for a long time looking at it.....is that large buiding in the center distant horizon the hospital?

That beast looming in the distance is the Orphan Asylum, at 917 S Boyle (at Whittier). Read all about it here.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3694/3...71496db7_o.pngBerkeley Lib, via Calisphere

I hadn't seen this image ↑ before just now. Apparently, the Daughters of Charity, AKA "God's Geese," saw Curlett, Eisen & Cuthbertson's plans and said "Don't you understand this is an ORPHANAGE?! It needs to be spookier! More creepy towers and chimneys! What are we paying you for?!"

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2888/3...24f25f12_o.pngpostcard

Now the site of the 5 and the the 10 and a gaggle of ramps south of Whittier Blvd—
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/668/32...ab907d80_b.jpg


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