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BifRayRock Jun 25, 2013 4:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Noircitydame (Post 6176405)
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuckaluck (Post 6175204)
Lilac scented talc?


Time to make momma proud and beautify America!

1959 - The Owl Barbershop - 117 E. 6th Street (Space currently occupied by "Pure Salon" or "Salon Pure")

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...CD74JSF6E6.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...CD74JSF6E6.jpg

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...elle/IMG-5.jpg
:)






http://salonpurela.com/newsite/wp-co...in_slider3.jpghttp://salonpurela.com/newsite/wp-co...in_slider3.jpg

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It's probably just me, as I am difficult to please. If I have to spend more than 25ยข to get dolled up after a long trip hunting "tiger-cats" with friends Howard and Curtin, I'm heading over to the Blaine Studio Building - (6601 Hollywood Blvd.). I may look like Fred Dobbs, but they treat me like I'm "Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina D'Antonguolla!" :whisper:


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All - circa '28
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http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...DMLC4GTXJ3.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...DMLC4GTXJ3.jpg

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BifRayRock Jun 25, 2013 4:51 PM



Anyone know what time it is?

Bay Cities Guaranty Building. - 225 Santa Monica Boulevard.


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ymJ42Z8pam...lock_small.JPGhttp://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ymJ42Z8pam...lock_small.JPG

Source date uncertain, probably '29
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...KEFB2APKTA.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...KEFB2APKTA.jpg


http://img.groundspeak.com/waymarkin...dc5c193610.JPGhttp://img.groundspeak.com/waymarkin...dc5c193610.JPG



Planning a visit? Take advantage of the motor coach curb-to-curb service. Conservative dress recommended and try to bring correct change. :uhh:

Feb 17, 1938
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics30/00064878.jpghttp://jpg3.lapl.org/pics30/00064878.jpg



drumhedd Jun 25, 2013 6:09 PM

I took my mother to Salon Pure (formerly The Owl Barber Shop) a few years back. I didn't know of its history at the time :(. It is a really cool design that they have created with the exposed pipes, kind of a steam punk motif. It still screams Noir inside. If you can, get down there and check it out! Really cool place!

CityBoyDoug Jun 25, 2013 6:29 PM

Hey...cool Chevy bro.
 
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6176868)
odd sign in Silverlake.

http://imageshack.us/a/img560/3655/yf83.jpg
http://anniehollywood.com/

I could understand 2 times in 6 minutes...but 2 times in 6 hours?
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I did some research ER. Generally these signs are meant for a street where kids gather and drive their shiny cars round and round for attention. This was a big problem in the 1980s....not so much now in 2013. These signs are nationwide and have been legally challenged ....unsuccessfully.

There are a few of these signs near parks but I did hear that they're posted for a different reason.

CityBoyDoug Jun 25, 2013 6:43 PM

1930s - Moderne mechanics for the smokers
 
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Originally Posted by [B

This is how it works.....cool, eh? Watch the short 20 second video.

http://youtu.be/DDoYKLQhWKU


Take the lighter stick out and press the tip down on the middle plunger. That activates the flint that lights the wick of the lighter stick. Ingenious and super noir.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps28248b1d.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psfcdf9726.jpg

ethereal_reality Jun 25, 2013 6:58 PM

...somewhere on Slauson Ave.

http://imageshack.us/a/img560/9113/dv3c.jpg
http://east-of-west-la.tumblr.com/






I decided to search out this building. I found it on the 900 block of Slauson just west of South Central.

http://imageshack.us/a/img6/842/6nx1.jpg
gsv






http://imageshack.us/a/img560/3536/t023.jpg



There are long gone railroad spurs in the area.
http://imageshack.us/a/img534/3301/ha7b.jpg
google earth
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ethereal_reality Jun 25, 2013 7:04 PM

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Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 6177116)

I never noticed the numbers on top. What did the 6s stand for?.....Route 66?
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ethereal_reality Jun 25, 2013 7:24 PM

We've seen many photographs of the Brown Derby on Wilshire, but I don't remember one taken from this odd angle.

1937
http://imageshack.us/a/img94/8299/964r.jpg
ocdom/

That's the Ambassador Hotel across the street.
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Mojeda101 Jun 25, 2013 7:41 PM

Anyone have shots of South Park?

ethereal_reality Jun 25, 2013 8:12 PM

A wonderfully noirish photograph of the Fourth Street Bridge.

http://imageshack.us/a/img826/5351/jo4y.jpg
http://east-of-west-la.tumblr.com/image/50426067982

I couldn't quite tell what part of the bridge I was looking at, so I backed the google-mobile out of the garage and headed for Fourth Street.



This is the far west portion of the bridge where it crosses Mateo Street & Santa Fe Ave.
http://imageshack.us/a/img607/9051/6dsr.jpg
gsv





http://imageshack.us/a/img822/821/3ld9.jpg
gsv
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Chuckaluck Jun 25, 2013 8:22 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6177314)
We've seen many photographs of the Brown Derby on Wilshire, but I don't remember one taken from this odd angle.

1937
http://imageshack.us/a/img94/8299/964r.jpg
ocdom/

That's the Ambassador Hotel across the street.
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:hi:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=10291





:previous: Just a guess, the "6" may refer to an advertised interest rate, i.e., "6%." Modernly, it could be advertising the number of available parking spaces, or the average wait time (in hours) to obtain a parking space.





No date or location. (Pea gravel or worn macadam?)
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics46/00057619.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics46/00057619.jpg

ethereal_reality Jun 25, 2013 8:56 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6010025)
It's always a good day when I stumble upon another roof-top sign. This one features a large stylized A. :)

The Hotel Adelphia.
http://imageshack.us/a/img138/7952/a...ardowntown.jpg
gsv


Looking north across 8th Street from Green Avenue.
http://imageshack.us/a/img7/5599/aab...lookingnor.jpg
gsv

Notice the red Hotel Adelphia sign over the front entrance. I bet it hasn't lit up in over 60 years.

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I was wrong.

http://imageshack.us/a/img843/5973/6hyi.jpg
http://east-of-west-la.tumblr.com/image/13580753742

This give me hope that the giant A on the roof might light up some day too.
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Blaster Jun 25, 2013 11:53 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6175836)
Anyone have an idea what this "Lets Get Associated" sign is all about?*

http://imageshack.us/a/img17/1328/f8qt.jpg
http://www.oldgas.com/


*I just noticed the gas pump says Associated Gasoline (it's a bit hard to see). -that would explain the sign.
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Could that be Olympic stars Sonja Henie and Herman (Bruce Bennett) Brix flanking the sign?

revheavyg Jun 26, 2013 12:15 AM

[QUOTE=Noircitydame;6176405]
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuckaluck (Post 6175204)
Lilac scented talc?


Time to make momma proud and beautify America!

1959 - The Owl Barbershop - 117 E. 6th Street (Space currently occupied by "Salon Pure")

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...CD74JSF6E6.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...CD74JSF6E6.jpg

I'm so happy that you posted this photo. I took a picture of the Owl about 1989 or 90 when I was running around downtown looking for the Rosslyn and generally on a noir blitz. I thought it was the noirist thing I'd seen all day.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...elle/IMG-5.jpg
I was standing across the street at Cole's. There was actually a fellow in the front chair getting his ears lowered so I felt like a tourist and didn't want to get closer- both he and the barber were really cool looking guys though.

Also, that cocktail ring watch is amazing. :)

I remember this Barber shop! it was in the Sarah Mclachlan's Video ADIA Go up to 1:38 in the video you'll c the entire Barber shop!
Video Link

ethereal_reality Jun 26, 2013 12:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Blaster (Post 6177682)
Could that be Olympic stars Sonja Henie and Herman (Bruce Bennett) Brix flanking the sign?

I don't think that is Sonja, but that could be Herman Brix/Bruce Bennett. Didn't he win a silver in the 1928 games?
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Hollywood Graham Jun 26, 2013 12:25 AM

Barber Shop
 
[QUOTE=Noircitydame;6176405]
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuckaluck (Post 6175204)
Lilac scented talc?


Time to make momma proud and beautify America!

1959 - The Owl Barbershop - 117 E. 6th Street (Space currently occupied by "Salon Pure")

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...CD74JSF6E6.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...CD74JSF6E6.jpg

I'm so happy that you posted this photo. I took a picture of the Owl about 1989 or 90 when I was running around downtown looking for the Rosslyn and generally on a noir blitz. I thought it was the noirist thing I'd seen all day.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...elle/IMG-5.jpg
I was standing across the street at Cole's. There was actually a fellow in the front chair getting his ears lowered so I felt like a tourist and didn't want to get closer- both he and the barber were really cool looking guys though.

Also, that cocktail ring watch is amazing. :)

I used to get my hair cut in a small shop on Second St. between L.A. and Main in about 1958 to 62. The barber was Ben Cortez, he was a friend of my father that's why I went there. I would have him square it off in the back which was the style for us teens at the time. This was a dark Victorian building if I remember correctly close to St. Vibianas.

ethereal_reality Jun 26, 2013 12:49 AM

While checking to see if Sonja Henie had any business contracts with Associated Gasoline, I found this.

Los Angeles -gas automats
http://imageshack.us/a/img69/3320/w2qd.jpg
http://blog.modernmechanix.com/mags/...as_automat.jpg
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Mstimc Jun 26, 2013 1:41 AM

Has anyone else noticed the clock faces are showing two different times?:???:

ethereal_reality Jun 26, 2013 2:18 AM

:previous: ...and what the heck is that multi-colored ice cream cone thingy?
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BifRayRock Jun 26, 2013 2:18 AM



Pasadena Civic Auditorium - 300 East Green Street


A venerable structure in which one can be sworn in, sworn at, credentialed and mortar boarded!


B&W images, circa 1932
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