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HossC Dec 24, 2014 12:19 PM

This is the Temple of Truth, built by Louis Waynai, a 54-year-old Hungarian cabinet maker, to house the world's largest Bible. The Bible measured 43.5 inches high and 98 inches wide when open, and had a 34 inch spine when closed. Apparently, his original idea was to exhibit the bible in his own house, but he ended up having to build this little church instead.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ynaiBible1.jpg
http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ynaiBible2.jpg
eBay

There's a video of Mr Waynai making his Bible on YouTube:

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ynaiBible3.jpg
Critical Past/YouTube

Here's the rubber stamp wheel he used to print the Bible ...

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ynaiBible4.jpg
Critical Past/YouTube

... and the finished tome. The lady in the background is Louis's wife, Theresa.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ynaiBible5.jpg
Critical Past/YouTube

None of the articles I found gave an address for the Temple of Truth, but the City Directories provided me with an address of 1165 E 61st Street for Louis Waynai and his wife. There's a small parking lot there now, but at 1167 E 61st Street is the building below. Obviously, the dome is missing, but the detail on the porch looks the same, and the window configuration also matches (I think the pointed tops were just painted on). If it had been on the other side of the street, it would have been lost when the Diego Rivera Learning Complex was built a few years ago.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ynaiBible6.jpg
GSV

I expect you're all wondering what happened to the Bible. According to an article I found at blogs.acu.edu, the Bible was purchased in 1947 by Rosen Heights Church of Christ in Ft Worth, Texas. In 1956, the congregation donated it to ACU (Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas), where it was exhibited in the Library until 2013. After that, ACU agreed to loan the Bible to the Green Collection of Oklahoma City to be displayed as part of its touring exhibit (it can be disassembled into 31 sections for moving purposes).

Godzilla Dec 24, 2014 12:20 PM

How many So Cal structures owe their existence to sand?


the Crystal Silica Co.? 716 east 60th Street, LA CD listing

Oct 1928 - Crystal Silica Co. Not clear if this nondescript industrial image is for this address.
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Consolidated Rock 656 S. Los Angeles Street. Per 1932 Ad "27 plants, 22 bunkers, 250 trucks"


(Source indicates Compton; Los Nietos is near Whittier/ Santa Fe Springs) April 1929
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more (Compton) Consolidated Rock, April '29
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Blue Diamond Co. 16th and Alameda Street (Main Office)

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...and&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...and&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...and&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...and&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...d/13498/rec/32

Godzilla Dec 24, 2014 12:30 PM

Who needs Catalina with idyllic Alamitos Bay?


Alamitos Bay (undated except for maybe the bathing costumes)


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Merry Christmas to all NLA'ers!


Alamitos = Little Cottonwoods

Godzilla Dec 24, 2014 1:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 5764307)
Wing walking over Santa Monica 1918 (Probably scouting for Monkey Island or a decent parking space.)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7243/6...6ffcaa21_b.jpghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmar...n/photostream/



:previous: Fond of this image. Wish there more - and in better shape.


Another view of undated aerial view of PCH, Santa Monica
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Move along!
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Bay Cities Guaranty (6% interest) **
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** 1929 Bay Cities Guaranty
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1905 - The ninety-nine steps, Santa Monica
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HossC Dec 24, 2014 1:12 PM

I posted about the Blue Diamond Co back in July in post #22725. Here's a reminder of their advert from the 1923 CD:

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...mondAd1923.jpg
LAPL

Godzilla Dec 24, 2014 1:19 PM

:previous: oops.:redface:

Too much eggnog. (Not enough rum?)





A trip to nowhere. Refreshment time?


Observation Parlor Coach, '27 location unk.

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Godzilla Dec 24, 2014 2:16 PM

1931 - Union Oil Station
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http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...and&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...and&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...15933/rec/2614


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And for those fond of candy canes . . .



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ethereal_reality Dec 24, 2014 2:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6855372)
This is the Temple of Truth, built by Louis Waynai, a 54-year-old Hungarian cabinet maker, to house the world's largest Bible.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ynaiBible1.jpg
eBay



http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ynaiBible6.jpg
GSV

:previous: What a discovery HossC! I bet the people living there now have no idea their home once had a massive dome.

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Godzilla Dec 24, 2014 2:53 PM

Chase Hotel, Santa Monica. Later known as the Breakers. Gone


1951 - Chase Hotel
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http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...and&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...and&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co.../4841/rec/2426


1951 Santa Monica Wind Damage
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ethereal_reality Dec 24, 2014 3:45 PM

:previous: I don't remember seeing that photo of the Chase Hotel before. I wonder what was located in the part that looks like a sunroom?




TWA Stratoliner postcard, 1945.

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


-interesting comment on the price of the flight.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/913/cYcoCq.jpg
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ethereal_reality Dec 24, 2014 4:07 PM

1955 ad for the 'sumptuous' Beverly Hilton. (the starburst is a little Christmasy)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/661/AJ5gQt.jpg
ebay
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ethereal_reality Dec 24, 2014 4:20 PM

The 3rd street side of the Million Dolllar Theater in the 1960s. (found this last night on ebay)


Be sure to pan right---> to see the SADDLE ROCK CAFE.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/537/5mJK3x.jpg


The building that housed the liquor store and the Saddle Rock Café is gone / replaced by a parking garage.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/538/feBza9.png
GSV




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GSV
____________


Merry Christmas noirishers!!! -See you in a few days. :)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/905/1VxOYD.jpg
ebay

...fra la la la la la...... la la la la!

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srk1941 Dec 24, 2014 5:52 PM

This is in Long Beach. That modern high-rise on the right is the Royal Palms, the older high-rise on the left is the Lafayette.

This must be taken from a balcony at the Long Beach Towers, at 600 E. Ocean, at Atlantic. The same circular driveway is still there, though the planter box has been modified.


Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6855018)
...and a more recent mystery.

"Los Angeles Street Scene Chevy Vintage Cars c.1962 Orig. 35mm Slide"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/537/nhM6e4.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Los-Angeles-...item2c936bd2c8

...but the location is unknown. Do you think we can figure out where it was taken?

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CityBoyDoug Dec 24, 2014 6:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6855495)
:previous: I don't remember seeing that photo of the Chase Hotel before. I wonder what was located in the part that looks like a sunroom?




TWA Stratoliner postcard, 1945.

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


-interesting comment on the price of the flight.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/913/cYcoCq.jpg
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That flight would be $1200 in today's money. Flying used to be very expensive by today's standards.

What's very costly today is the price of a hotel room in comparison.


Noircitydame Dec 24, 2014 7:06 PM

Noirish Christmas to all

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...s-L-UXDF4y.jpg
Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...esbirthday.jpg
The Bogarts, together again this Christmas (also happy 115th birthday tomorrow to Mr. Bogart, 12-25-1899)

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...helma-xmas.jpg
Thelma Todd
(all from old Christmas files- unknown where from)

HossC Dec 24, 2014 10:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by srk1941 (Post 6855612)

This is in Long Beach. That modern high-rise on the right is the Royal Palms, the older high-rise on the left is the Lafayette.

This must be taken from a balcony at the Long Beach Towers, at 600 E. Ocean, at Atlantic. The same circular driveway is still there, though the planter box has been modified.

No wonder I couldn't find Joseph Salon Shoes in Beverly Hills - the 1956 CD lists an address on North Rodeo and the 1960 CD lists one on Wilshire.

I had a quick go at correcting the color of e_r's picture and getting rid of some of the blemishes.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original
eBay - original posted by ethereal_reality

Here's a clipping from the October 12, 1958 edition of the Independent Press-Telegram. It advertises Joseph Salon Shoes' third anniversary in Long Beach, and gives an address of 547 East Ocean Boulevard.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...sephSalon2.jpg
www.newspapers.com

The January 24, 1960 edition of the same paper contains this advert for a sale, and also includes one for the Parisienne clothes store which is in the center of e_r's picture. Their address was 539 East Ocean Boulevard.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...sephSalon3.jpg
www.newspapers.com

Here's the back of the building as seen in the chase near the end of 'It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World'.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...sephSalon4.jpg
MGM

Here's the front of the Lafayette Complex at 130-140 Linden Ave.

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

AlvaroLegido Dec 24, 2014 10:21 PM

From the East
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BrandonJXN (Post 4300507)

Merry Christmas to EVERYBODY by the Frenchie (and only one out of country) of the Thread.

CityBoyDoug Dec 24, 2014 11:12 PM

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps900ba6bc.jpg
Crimescene

Suicide.....Los Angeles, 1950s

Wig-Wag Dec 25, 2014 12:14 AM

Merry Christmas
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AlvaroLegido (Post 6855824)
Merry Christmas to EVERYBODY by the Frenchie (and only one out of country) of the Thread.

And Merry Christmas to you and yours, Alvaro!

Cheers,
Jack

Lorendoc Dec 25, 2014 7:11 AM

Observation
 
The end of the year is an opportunity to reflect on the good and not so good things in one's life. I am grateful for stumbling into this forum two years ago. It has provided many hours of diversion and more importantly, education about the city most of us love, and some of us hate.

I have met an LA Noirisher in person (3940dxer), and have had interesting correspondence with many others (e.g. HossC, ProphetM, et al.)

But most of all, I'd like to thank e_r for keeping it all going. Well done.


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