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ethereal_reality Oct 9, 2014 6:01 PM

By sheer coincidence I'm back in the area of Crenshaw Blvd. and 54th Street.

metal tag -Frost & French
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...540/fXY1p7.jpg
ebay





Today, Adee Plumbing and Heating occupies 5457 Angeles Mesa Drive (now Crenshaw Blvd.)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/673/xQXvSZ.jpg
GSV

-it has two excellent vintage signs (I especially like the shape of one on the right / perhaps it's a remnant left over from the Frost & French era)

Adee's website says they have been serving Southern California since 1949.
http://www.adeedo.com/ Executive Offices: 5457 Crenshaw, Los Angeles

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ethereal_reality Oct 9, 2014 6:42 PM

We've seen this view before, but perhaps not this particular photograph...and not this good of a scan.
It has an excellent view of the Bradbury Building (middle right background) and beyond that, the cyclorama/panorama rotunda* or whatever it was called.
The Exchange Building (prominent white building) appears to be under construction.

1905 cabinet card. -found a few nights ago on ebay. (be sure to pan right--->)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/661/crIUNK.jpg

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*Here's a view of the panorama rotunda I mentioned above.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/538/d8yx88.jpg
http://www.panoramaonview.org/panora...geofparis.html

Third and Main? It looks more like Fourth and Main in the 1905 sepia photo I just posted.
(If I remember correctly, we've seen a baist map showing the rotunda) -but i couldn't find it at the moment.
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ethereal_reality Oct 9, 2014 8:34 PM

cardboard advertisement

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...537/47CaZd.jpg
ebay
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ethereal_reality Oct 9, 2014 8:36 PM

vintage pocket mirror with advertisement

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...537/AHDV8l.jpg
ebay


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HossC Oct 9, 2014 8:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6762668)

Here's a view of the panorama rotunda I mentioned above.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/538/d8yx88.jpg
http://www.panoramaonview.org/panora...geofparis.html

Third and Main? It looks more like Fourth and Main in the 1905 sepia photo I just posted.
(If I remember correctly, we've seen a baist map showing the rotunda) -but i couldn't find it at the moment.

This is the 1910 Baist map, and it doesn't show the Panorama Rotunda. It would have been in the central yellow area marked "Exposition Bldg".

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...sitionBldg.jpg
www.historicmapworks.com

e_r, maybe you're thinking of the 1906 Sanborn map posted by gsjansen in post #1455.

Quote:

Originally Posted by gsjansen (Post 4870297)

This 1906 sanborn map identifies it as the panorama skating rink.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/218/4...0e1dec48_b.jpg


ethereal_reality Oct 9, 2014 9:17 PM

:previous: You're correct HossC. I was thinking of the 1906 sanborn map.
It's interesting how it was situated in the center of the block.

hmmm..I just noticed it says Panorama Skating Rink. I had forgotten about that.
You'd think after five years of NLA someone would have found a photograph of the interior when it was a skating rink.
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JScott Oct 9, 2014 9:58 PM

The Last Granite Roadway in Los Angeles.

CityBoyDoug Oct 9, 2014 10:45 PM

Sadness on NLA thread.....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6762974)
:previous: You're correct HossC. I was thinking of the 1906 sanborn map.
It's interesting how it was situated in the center of the block.

hmmm..I just noticed it says Panorama Skating Rink. I had forgotten about that.
You'd think after five years of NLA someone would have found a photograph of the interior when it was a skating rink.
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I agree ER. Five years is a long time. Why no interior photo? This is a disgrace to NLA and most embarrassing. Today is not like yesterday when you could count on people. What's the world coming to?

She's sad about NLA and no skating rink photo. I feel the same way too.
At least she's across the street from my favorite clothes store....Desmonds.!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps6adcec53.jpg
Anthony Hernandez.1971 c

ethereal_reality Oct 10, 2014 1:10 AM

The 1905 sepia photo also gives us a rare glimpse of the flat that preceded the Independent Foresters Building.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/537/q4gReP.jpg
detail/ebay





http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/674/Oi1OwL.jpg
ebay



Here's the Independent Foresters Building in situ.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/661/IUpjiH.jpg
http://www.csulb.edu/~odinthor/socal8.html

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Wig-Wag Oct 10, 2014 2:35 AM

Two Car PE Train vs Trucks and Autos
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Retired_in_Texas (Post 6762345)
I bet the accident report on the incident would make for interesting reading. Looks like something created by "special effects" for a disaster movie.


For 28 additional photos of this accident which took place on March 21, 1952 see:

Alas not much additional information, but it appears to be your standard grade crossing incident with the box trailer rig being struck by the 2-car train and pushed into the path of the other vehicles when the lead PE car derailed. See page 8 of the website below.

http://cdm15799.contentdm.oclc.org/c...d/46381/rec/38

Cheers,
Jack

ethereal_reality Oct 10, 2014 2:38 AM

Earlier this evening I posted a cardboard advertisement for the Paris Inn.

Here's a wine list from 1935 with some rather risque illustrations.
The cover, below, looks like a mimeograph (like my high school newpaper :))

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/661/S9KwPk.jpg
ebay


ooh-la-la.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/905/6Uj3Em.jpg
ebay


I think she needs glasses.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/633/ksRG4N.jpg
ebay


There's a full menu here, along with several other iconic restaurants courtesy of gsjansen .
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=3774

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FredH Oct 10, 2014 5:52 AM

Robert Mitchum and the Evil Weed (Revisited)
 
We have chewed over Robert Mitchum's marijuana arrest a few times in the past, but I believe that this is a new photo (for us) AND a new excuse
by Mitchum. According to this article, Mitchum was house-hunting, with his real estate agent, and just dropped in to Lila Leeds' place to
say hi (maybe more like high) and the poor innocents got swept up in a police raid.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...ps7f14a6a1.jpg
L.A. Times

Sept. 1, 1948: Scene after police took four people into custody on charges of marijuana use. From left: policeman, actress Lila Leeds, real estate
agent Robin Ford, actor Robert Mitchum and dancer Vickie Evans with her back to the camera.


Robert Mitchum’s 1948 arrest on marijuana charges
Posted By: Scott Harrison, Los Angeles Times

"Actor Robert Mitchum’s 1948 arrest on charges of marijuana use unleashed six months of intense media coverage of the Hollywood bad boy.
The above photo gallery is a sample of the coverage by Los Angeles Times photographers.

A Sep. 1, 2006, short article the Los Angeles Times reported:

Sept. 1, 1948: Actor Robert Mitchum and starlet Lila Leeds were reportedly caught smoking marijuana during a police raid at the actress’
Hollywood Hills home. Two others were also arrested.

Mitchum told police that he and another friend were in the neighborhood looking to buy a house when they stopped to visit Leeds and her
roommate, dancer Vickie Evans.

The actor said he had trouble finding the home on Ridpath Drive, which one narcotics agent described as “ideally situated to be a ‘reefer resort.’
It is perched on a hillside, with no near neighbors, and well-screened by shrubbery,” The Times reported.

Mitchum said: “The girls let us in and five minutes later Vickie went to answer the door and the police entered.”

Following his arrest, the actor “was by turns as full of remorse as one would expect from a top-bracket star,” the newspaper said. “At other
times he was full of philosophy as one might expect from an up-from-the-ranks player who once said he arrived in California by bus with his
wife and only $26.”

Mitchum, 31, said at the time that the scandal was the “bitter end” of his film career. But the actor, who ended up serving a 60-day sentence,
continued to make movies for years, up until his death in 1997.

Real estate agent Robin Ford was arrested with Mitchum, Leeds and Evans. He was convicted and served a 60-day sentence. Evans was cleared
of all charges by a jury.

Actress Lila Leeds’ career was ruined by the arrest. She died in 1999."



Sage Observation: Out of the four, only Vickie Evans seems to have gotten off scot free here. From my "limited" experience in this area, I would
have bet that a woman arrested with a pumpkin over her head had to be guilty of something.

Sweet Los Angeles Oct 10, 2014 2:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6762327)
:previous: Exemplary research oldstuff.



"Los Angeles LAPD Police Sheriff Patrol Car 57 Ford SHOOT OUT."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/911/K1wqri.jpg
ebay

I wish there was more information with this photograph. Notice the cars doing u-turns down the street.
The boy standing next to the officer at lower left seem dangerously close to the action.
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This is the shootout at the Beacon on Manchester in Inglewood from 1957. I live a couple of miles from the location and knew I had read about it here. Sure enough, you posted pictures of it in 2010. :o)

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1266

ethereal_reality Oct 10, 2014 5:21 PM

:previous: I remember it now. Thanks for the reminder Sweet Los Angeles.



I found this 1940 map of Hancock Park District last night on ebay.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/745/r4BaMI.jpg



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/908/rXZfDD.jpg
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jg6544 Oct 10, 2014 5:27 PM

Sort of an expansive view of what constitutes Hancock Park, isn't it?

ethereal_reality Oct 10, 2014 5:27 PM

:previous: Hancock Park District. -so I guess they decided to map out the whole Wilshire corridor ;)
It's still pretty interesting don't you think?



advertisement,1890s-1900s?
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...912/XAhx7n.jpg
ebay

ethereal_reality Oct 10, 2014 5:59 PM

I've had this photograph in an old file of mine for quite some time. I found it on ebay (the seller was asking $400).



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/674/eD7Ysk.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...673/Ki1dmG.jpg

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key words: (fro search purposes)
Marilyn Monroe
Robert Mitchum
Bernard of Hollywood / aka Bruno of Hollywood
1953
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HossC Oct 10, 2014 6:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6764141)

I found this half-page advert for the Rotary Manufacturing Co in the 1915 CD. The 1923 CD lists their address as 1526 Santa Fe Avenue, and by the mid-20s they had moved to 5718 Long Beach Avenue.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...yOilBurner.jpg
LAPL

HossC Oct 10, 2014 6:12 PM

Here's something a little different - a "then and now" (it's actually a "now and then") from slightly different locations. Yesterday, e_r posted a "vintage pocket mirror with advertisement" from a men's furnishings company called Wilhoite-Evans & Cohn, Inc. A quick search of the City Directories shows that they were at varying addresses between 941 and 945 S Los Angeles Street in the 1920s and 1930s. While checking out the address for vintage photos (none found yet), I visited the 900 block of S Los Angeles Street with the Googlemobile. Outside the current building, I found this Sparkletts vehicle.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...lettsTruck.jpg
GSV

It reminded me of the 1931 image below which I originally posted in a "then and now" of the 200 block of South Los Angeles Street. The full post can be seen here.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...Sparkletts.jpg
Detail of picture in USC Digital Library

I guess this is what 83 years of progress looks like :).

ethereal_reality Oct 10, 2014 7:20 PM

Skyliner bus, downtown L.A. 1979.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/908/xaZoJz.jpg
ebay

I'm not sure what bus-line this would be.
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