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tovangar2 Jan 26, 2013 4:27 AM

5505 Wilshire sign
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 5988261)


The signage and Bank may have changed, but in '47 it was the Bank of America.
http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/...5jj/hi-res.jpghttp://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=7638


Thx BRR. The original sign looked the same shape as the Ambassador Dog & Cat Hospital one. It'll turn up somewhere.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-i...529%2520PM.jpg
csu dominguez hills arcive


I was sort of impressed that the architect continued the horizontal banding from the old building. Not overly fond of the actual saucer though. FLW it's not.

Chuckaluck Jan 26, 2013 5:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 5988363)

I was sort of impressed that the architect continued the horizontal banding from the old building. Not overly fond of the actual saucer though. FLW it's not.


:previous:

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00090/00090379.jpg

Maybe the food was out of this world?

I have wondered about the Flying Saucer's name and whether it was, as the name and art work suggested, winged dinnerware, or something spawned by news from Roswell in '47 and unidentified food objects. If, the name was not a double entendre, the design is wholly misplaced and the joke is on ____ ?

FWIW, Wimpy Grills had three listings in '42
160 N. Main Street; 5425 Wilshire; and 116 W. 5th Street.

By '56 The Flying Saucer was at the Wilshire location. Wimpy had three different listings: 510 S. Hill ; 715 S. Hill St.; and 1212 1/2 South Central Ave. (Commissary?)


Circa 1950's - Anaheim Halloween Festival, Kiddie Parade
http://imgzoom.cdlib.org/Converter?i...=0&w=756&h=595cdlib.org

AlvaroLegido Jan 26, 2013 8:49 AM

A discovery
 
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Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 5986639)

Thanks Michael for the annotated aerial. I didn't know that 1st Street stopped at Hill. That explains why Court Hill on 1st Street (between Olive and Hill) later didn't look natural. It was cut vertically.

MichaelRyerson Jan 26, 2013 1:52 PM

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Originally Posted by AlvaroLegido (Post 5988496)
Thanks Michael for the annotated aerial. I didn't know that 1st Street stopped at Hill. That explains why Court Hill on 1st Street (between Olive and Hill) later didn't look natural. It was cut vertically.


Yes, cut through sometime after 1888...again from Adobe Days, '...The second year we moved into the Shepherd house (so-called because of its owner), where presently my brother, Llewellyn Bixby, junior, in direct answer to my prayers, came through the ceiling of the front bedroom and straight into the apron of Mrs. Maitland,--a two-day late birthday present for me. So I was told. My skeptical faculty was dormant.

'This house still stands (1931) at the top of the precipice made by the cutting of First Street between Hill and Olive Streets.'...

...'In those days the hill had not been hacked away to make streets, and where now is a great gash to let First Street through there was then a breezy, open hill-top, whereon grew brush and wildflowers....'

Needless to say, I recommend Adobe Days. It lacks the sheer size and grit of McWilliams' Southern California: An Island on the Land but it is still a pleasant read, full of interesting detail.

BifRayRock Jan 26, 2013 3:44 PM



Another Hamburger, as in Department Store. (glorified or otherwise?) Hill and 8th early part of last century.

Circa 1907 - 310 West 8th Street - Notice Woodbury Business College at bottom right corner.
http://collections.theautry.org/MWEB.../full/S1_1.jpg


http://collections.theautry.org/MWEB.../full/S1_2.jpg

8th and Hill Early 1900s
http://collections.theautry.org/MWEB...ll/P_15624.jpg

Photo by CC Pierce
http://collections.theautry.org/MWEB...ll/P_14703.jpg All fromhttp://collections.theautry.org

BifRayRock Jan 26, 2013 5:23 PM

The California Theater - 810 S Main Street - 1919 ? had other monikers too. e.g., Millers. Made into hamburger in the '80s. :( Don't believe its been covered. More here: https://sites.google.com/site/downto...res/california


1919
http://jpg2.lapl.org/theater2/00015259.jpglapl


1965
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...GF3RX93RPV.jpgCalStLib


Nov 1919
http://collections.theautry.org/mweb...069_9494_1.jpgtheautry.org

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics08/00013964.jpglapl

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics09/00014338.jpglapl

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot..._1656242_n.jpghttps://www.facebook.com/kenneth.mcintyre.7

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...28949995_n.jpghttp://www.facebook.com




1939 - 9th and Main, "California Theater" in background;)
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0USC Digital


1939 - Spring Street between 8th and 9th. (yes, seen here many times before)

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0USC Digital

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...XT=&DMROTATE=0


BifRayRock Jan 26, 2013 5:25 PM




1927 - Advertising Nungesser -Coli aircraft inside lobby of California Theater "Sky Raider."

(Charles Nungesser died attempting to cross the Atlantic a days before Lindy's crossing in May 20, '27. Sky Raiders is a '25 release, so this may have been a re-release to capitalize on Nungesser's and Lindberg's fame. Suspect these photos were taken after May '27.)

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0USC Digital

Actress Barbara Kent with aircraft in lobby.
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0


"This is a particularly dangerous part of the aircraft."
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ser&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ser&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ser&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ser&DMROTATE=0



Symbolism? Health concern? How many others have kissed that propeller?
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ser&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ser&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ser&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ser&DMROTATE=0


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0USC Digital

http://images.ha.com/lf?set=path%5B1...oduct.chain%5D http://images.ha.com/lf?set=path%5B2...oduct.chain%5D http://images.ha.com

http://www.aeromovies.fr/photo/Skyraider.jpghttp://www.aeromovies.fr/photo/Skyraider.jpg


BifRayRock Jan 26, 2013 5:51 PM



Matinee time?

Million Dollar Theater showing "Cohens and Kellys in Africa." Released in 1930 Source lists 1931

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0

Who is responsible for that Marquee?
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ter&DMROTATE=0 All from USC Digital


ethereal_reality Jan 26, 2013 6:07 PM

Interesting 'The Sky Rider' post BRR. I love the graphics on the old poster and lobby card.
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http://imageshack.us/a/img850/7898/aabmillioned.jpg

I forgot that it used to say Edison Building above the Million Dollar Theater marquee. Most of us know it as the old Metropolitan
Water District building. So obviously Edison has a history in the building as well (something I completely forgot until BRR's post).

http://imageshack.us/a/img96/2951/aabmillionflickr.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ice_nyne/1911639696/
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I just found this beautiful illustration on ebay last night.

http://imageshack.us/a/img62/5994/aa...laceilluse.jpg






As I 'drove' down the 900 block of South St. Andrews Place my hopes dwindled that this exquisite house stills existed.
The street itself is a mess (cracks and holes...shitty curbing), and the neighborhood is chock full of awful apartment buildings.

http://imageshack.us/a/img541/593/aa...laceillust.jpg
gsv




But as I got closer to number 965 my hopes lifted.

http://imageshack.us/a/img338/593/aa...laceillust.jpg
gsv






Eureka! It survives. :) -but a little hard to see behind a shroud of trees.

http://imageshack.us/a/img28/593/aab...laceillust.jpg
gsv
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tovangar2 Jan 26, 2013 7:17 PM

Outdoor Reading Room / Library at the Laughlin Building
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 5988640)

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5147314)
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00078/00078926.jpgLAPL http://jpg1.lapl.org/00078/00078926.jpg
A shot of the library's outdoor reading room. Not sure what possessed the photographer to take
the picture of what is quintessentially a Southern California idea on what appears to be a rainy day....

Thx BRR, nice to see the outdoor reading room in use.

BifRayRock Jan 26, 2013 8:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 5988884)
Thx BRR, nice to see the outdoor reading room in use.

Thank you, for the link and the caption, which I unintentionally omitted. Too busy trying to figure how to post larger formats of the image directly from source. http://collections.theautry.org/MWEB...ll/P_14703.jpg


For some reason I can hear Photographer Pierce or an associate barking "Don't look at the camera. You there, posture!" Interesting choice of plants and planters. In a few years, no one would suspect the barrels as the place to hide illegal hooch. :no:

tovangar2 Jan 26, 2013 8:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5988819)
I just found this beautiful illustration on ebay last night.

http://imageshack.us/a/img62/5994/aa...laceilluse.jpg

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Nice find e_r, do you have the link to the listing? Thx

GaylordWilshire Jan 26, 2013 8:49 PM

http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/3...awsercompl.jpgLAT



Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5988819)
I just found this beautiful illustration on ebay last night.

http://imageshack.us/a/img62/5994/aa...laceilluse.jpg

As I 'drove' down the 900 block of South St. Andrews Place my hopes dwindled that this exquisite house stills existed.
The street itself is a mess (cracks and holes...shitty curbing), and the neighborhood is chock full of awful apartment buildings.

http://imageshack.us/a/img541/593/aa...laceillust.jpg
gsv

But as I got closer to number 965 my hopes lifted.

http://imageshack.us/a/img338/593/aa...laceillust.jpg
gsv

Eureka! It survives. :) -but a little hard to see behind a shroud of trees.

http://imageshack.us/a/img28/593/aab...laceillust.jpg
gsv
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First, where's my chainsaw?

Right up my alley, ER. I have a few notes on this house.

965 St. Andrews was built for Bert G. (not'S') Strawser, a laundry company executive, in 1911. (The street became South St. Andrews after the major address and street alignments in the city soon after construction.) The Strawsers had several children, at least two of whom lived in the house into adulthood; the family left for N. McCadden Place before 1930; I'm not sure yet if it was immediately after he Strawsers, but Dr. Fred H. Linthicum and his family were in residence by at least 1933 and remained well into the '50s. Before moving to St. Andrews, the Linthicums had been living at 1411 S. Harvard--a house that still stands on its palm-lined street along with what looks like most of its original neighbors.

One son who grew up at 965 is Fred H. Linthicum Jr., born in 1921--also (and apparently still) a doctor:
http://www.hei.org/stories/articles/linthicum.html



PS and unrelated: I've been traveling, using an i-pad... it seems that recent images from the USC library display in disjointed pieces on small screens-- anyone else notice this?

ethereal_reality Jan 26, 2013 9:20 PM

I was amazed when I came across this picture of the Culver City Rollerdrome. I didn't even know it existed.

http://imageshack.us/a/img268/9416/a...arearoller.jpg
http://culverhighalumni.org/photos-f...and-today.html

It's quite an impressive structure isn't.

The rollerdrome was located on the corner of Washington Place and Bentley Avenue. The site is now Tellefson Park.

http://imageshack.us/a/img809/9628/a...rdromesite.jpg




http://imageshack.us/a/img819/1808/a...esitebentl.jpg
gsv

above: looking south along Bentley Ave. toward Washington Place.



There doesn't seem to be much information on the rollerdrome/but I did find this one photograph.

http://classicramblings.blogspot.com...es-ginger.html
http://imageshack.us/a/img442/8434/a...egingerrog.jpg




...and this small blurb about the pipe organ.

http://imageshack.us/a/img210/4067/a...dromepipe2.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img526/848/aabrollerpipe.jpg
http://www.pstos.org/history/williamwood.htm

If this information is correct, I am wrong in thinking the building ran north and south (with it's entrance on Washington Place).
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ProphetM Jan 26, 2013 9:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5988969)

PS and unrelated: I've been traveling, using an i-pad... it seems that recent images from the USC library display in disjointed pieces on small screens-- anyone else notice this?

Yes, there was a discussion a few pages back. They also display in disjointed pieces on large screens. Apparently USC expects all screens to be mama bear sized.

The easiest solution seems to be zooming as needed with your browser. On Windows browsers it's ctrl-plus or -minus, dunno about ipads/mac. On a couple of the California theater pics above, I had to do a 3X zoom before it finally lined up as I am using a widescreen monitor.

ethereal_reality Jan 26, 2013 9:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 5988951)
Nice find e_r, do you have the link to the listing? Thx

I went back to get the link for you but couldn't find it. Perhaps it sold (or I just overlooked it). I'll check again. -sorry
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ethereal_reality Jan 26, 2013 10:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 5988951)
Nice find e_r, do you have the link to the listing? Thx


I just found the link. :)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/09-1910-RPPC...item1c2f7d7f7a

ethereal_reality Jan 26, 2013 10:32 PM

Traffic 1954.

pan right-->

http://imageshack.us/a/img541/727/aabtraffic1954.jpg
ebay

Notice the streetcar about to cross the bridge at far left. The median is already full of weeds even though the freeway is fairly new in 1954.


stamp on the reverse
http://imageshack.us/a/img855/3154/aabtraffic1954r.jpg
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alester young Jan 26, 2013 11:07 PM

La Jolla Noirish -Cretewood Cottage Apartments, 7545 La Jolla Boulevard, La Jolla
 
[QUOTE] Although not strictly concerning L.A., this atmospheric c1940s linen postcard of the Cretewood Cottage Apartments @ 7545 La Jolla Boulevard might be of interest to followers of Noirish (and in particular to those of you living in the San Diego area). La Jolla was, of course, home to Raymond Chandler in his later years -he died there in 1959.
I haven't been able to find out when the apartments were built, but would guess in the 1930s as they have a strong moderne aesthetic.
If walls could speak, it would be fascinating to learn their history (can anyone shed any light on this)?
They are still in existence, although have undergone a degree of change -most significantly the mansard type cladding to the roofs of the back two properties have been stripped back and now have a more conventional Californian Spanish appearance.

http://flickr.com/photos/92561424@N04/8414232785


Regards
alester

tovangar2 Jan 26, 2013 11:17 PM

Culver City Rollerdrome
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5988998)
I was amazed when I came across this picture of the Culver City Rollerdrome. I didn't even know it existed.

http://imageshack.us/a/img268/9416/a...arearoller.jpg
http://culverhighalumni.org/photos-f...and-today.html

It's quite an impressive structure isn't.
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http://www.pstos.org/history/wood_ro...-sticker-l.jpg
car window decal - lilesnet.com

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-U...217%2520PM.jpg
culvercity.org

One can still skate in Culver City (4545 S Sepulveda):
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-V...000%2520PM.jpg
chelseagirl/flickr

Tellefson Park is so boring. I used to wait there sometimes while my mechanic finished up across the street. There was hardly any place to sit down even, although it's a little better now.


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