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GaylordWilshire May 29, 2017 4:42 PM

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The girl to the right of the radio appears to be checking out the goods.... As for the vinegar—somehow I think that the liquid in the bottle isn't, this being 1929....

Paul C. Koehler May 29, 2017 4:46 PM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6864548)
Cinderella Roof was a dancing academy at 422 W 6th Street in the 1920s. I flicked through the 1923 CD and found a couple of checkers, a couple of cashiers and several musicians listed there. The 1936 CD has three mentions of Wilson's Cinderella Roof without an address. I wondered if it was the same business until I found this undated picture of the block in question. That certainly looks like an "open-air colonnade studio" to me! Note that there's even a blade sign on the corner. Assuming it's the same building that appears on the 1921 Baist map, it was called the Spires Building.

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

Did the façade get remodeled into the Union Pacific building below? It seems to have roughly the same dimensions and a similar pointed roof. This picture dates from 1951 during the construction of City Garage in Pershing Square.

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

If my memory serves me correctly, that was the Downtown ticket office for the Union Pacific. No other office located there.

Paul C. Koehler

ethereal_reality May 29, 2017 5:50 PM

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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7818522)
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The girl to the right of the radio appears to be checking out the goods.... As for the vinegar—somehow I think that the liquid in the bottle isn't, this being 1929....

I thought the vinegar implied that Harry was going to slather the girls in it if they became sunburned. (my mom used to put vinegar on my sunburns)






Looking across Douglas Park in Santa Monica [1970s?]

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/B6cyv1.jpg
old file / I thought I had found in the usc archives but I can't locate it again.

If you across the park toward Wilshire, you'll see 'Casa Escobar' on the left and the 'Round Table' restaurant on the right.



Here's a couple more photos of 'Casa Escobar' (I haven't found anything on the 'Round Table')

"The building that houses Casa Escobar is very interesting. It was built by the original owner, Carlos "Choppo" Escobar in 1965. The interior is dark as a cave,
with twinkling lights in the piano bar. There's lava rock on the exterior. Yes, this is a throw-back to another time. "
- Ellen Bloom in 2013

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/d4Bt9n.jpg
http://ellenbloom.blogspot.com/2013/...g-hope-so.html


I especially like the 'boomerang' arched entrance-way. (also visible in the Douglas Park photo at the top)
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Sadly, the archway has been chopped off.

2007 and 2011 (gsv)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/DHwliz.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/GOuEtX.jpg
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Other than that disappointing development, the restaurant looks pretty good.

Here it is most recently.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/QCcvcj.jpg
gsv / 2017
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tovangar2 May 29, 2017 6:12 PM

Spotlight
 
Speaking of the old "Spotlight", the Marion Building (NW corner, Cahuenga and Selma) appears to now be the offices of Hollywood International Regional Center. Their website contains a video appeal, with an embarrassing amount of pandering, from now-mayor Eric Garcetti for Chinese investment in Hollywood:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/L0...Q=w644-h462-no
gsv

Around the intersection of Selma and Wilcox, Mama Shelter (in the distance above) is open. Dream Hotel and the Mark Twain Hotel are coming along, but the Gilbert Hotel appears to be stuck.

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Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 5916352)

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/uQ...g=w957-h566-no
HIRC

Martin Pal May 29, 2017 6:42 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7817917)
Further afield, up on Hollywood Blvd. & Whitley

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/bHofa2.jpg
ebay
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Great photo, E_R.

One of our traffic light enthusiasts has probably mentioned this before, but what are those red (orange?) speaker-like attachments at the top of the stop light?

HossC May 29, 2017 7:00 PM

Thanks for the extra pictures of the Screen Actors Guild yesterday, Martin Pal, and to t2 for reminding me of their current location.


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There's no address with today's Julius Shulman photoset, so I hope it's from the Clark Hotel on S Hill Street. It's "Job 348: Matcham and Heitschmidt, Clark Hotel, Downstairs' Grill, 1948".

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

Does anyone recognize the large naval ship on the wall?

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

I'd love to know the color of the stripey fabic on the ceiling.

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

All from Getty Research Institute

tovangar2 May 29, 2017 7:27 PM

Hotel Clark Grill Room
 
This one's dated 1914:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/zf...g=w806-h491-no
flickr


It looks like some of the 1914 chairs are in the 1948 photo.


...and I'd guess blue and white stripes on the tenting. That would look the most nautical.

Beaudry May 29, 2017 7:40 PM

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Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7818683)

A couple more:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4099/4...901fce5f_o.jpg



When it was called "The Marine Room", 1946—you can just see the striped awnings. Looks like it's before they painted in the ship.
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4120/4...d3666f40_o.jpg

Then, after the war and the fascination for marinesqueries died off, it became the Orleans room, after the 1953 redesign by Wayne McAllister. Is that stained glass (or, more likely, backlit resin) where the ship was?

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4115/4...c1e077e9_o.jpg

CityBoyDoug May 29, 2017 7:52 PM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7818662)
Thanks for the extra pictures of the Screen Actors Guild yesterday, Martin Pal, and to t2 for reminding me of their current location.


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Does anyone recognize the large naval ship on the wall?

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

That's a painting of the USS Los Angeles CA-135 ....Navy ship.

The third USS Los Angeles (CA-135) was a Baltimore class heavy cruiser, laid down by the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, on 28 July 1943 and launched on 20 August 1944.

Paul C. Koehler May 29, 2017 9:00 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6869234)
I don't believe we've seen this impressive photograph on NLA. (I found it recently on ebay)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...673/fluJ6t.jpg

Does anyone know what that little shack is for on the right? -news stand? trolley-line related?




...and today.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...910/Vfz4pb.png
GSV

It's heartening to see that all of Philippe's original signage is still intact.

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That intersection appears to be Alameda and North Main. I don't see any traffic signals and that is a crossing of the SP and LARY. I would bet that was a crossing tender's shack that controlled the movement of the SP and LARY.

Paul C. Koehler

Paul C. Koehler May 29, 2017 9:34 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6875202)
I just found this a few minutes ago on ebay. -It's somewhat of a strange looking make & model.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...661/Mmiy0W.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/RPPC-LOS-ANG...item566f6300f6

:previous:There's more front than there is a back. (where are they suppose put the ladder? ;))


reverse
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...905/OzGNCR.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/RPPC-LOS-ANG...item566f6300f6

Off the top of my head I can't remember where Engine House #50 was located.

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It's an American LaFrance closed cab pumper. No ladders, they were carried on the Truck.

Paul C. Koehler

tovangar2 May 29, 2017 10:03 PM

Los Angeles Architectural Club
 
Has anyone ever heard of this? It would be great to see some photos or a copy of the illustrated catalogue from the second exhibition:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/vO...w=w356-h466-no
Los Angeles Herald, Volume 34, Number 187, 6 April 1907

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I can't quite imagine Jack Gill (then based in San Diego) and Elmer Grey on the same committee. At some point Grey called Gill's work "dangerous".

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/j-...w=w347-h526-no
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/4N...A=w358-h566-no
Los Angeles Herald, Volume 35, Number 232, 21 May 1908

The Herald mentions these exhibitions from 1907 to 1913.

Wig-Wag May 29, 2017 10:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Paul C. Koehler (Post 7818761)
That intersection appears to be Alameda and North Main. I don't see any traffic signals and that is a crossing of the SP and LARY. I would bet that was a crossing tender's shack that controlled the movement of the SP and LARY.

Paul C. Koehler

Paul, I think this same shack I commented on quite a while back when it showed up in a post by ER if anyone can find it. ER's photo was taken from a position across the street to the right.

Cheers,
Jack

Flyingwedge May 29, 2017 10:38 PM

Los Angeles Architectural Club Year Books
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7818824)
Has anyone ever heard of this? It would be great to see some photos or a copy of the illustrated catalogue from the second exhibition:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/vO...w=w356-h466-no
Los Angeles Herald, Volume 34, Number 187, 6 April 1907

:previous:
I can't quite imagine Jack Gill (then based in San Diego) and Elmer Grey on the same committee. At some point Grey called Gill's work "dangerous".

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/j-...w=w347-h526-no
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/4N...A=w358-h566-no
Los Angeles Herald, Volume 35, Number 232, 21 May 1908

The Herald mentions these exhibitions from 1907 to 1913.

It's not quite what you're looking for, but the 1910-1913 Los Angeles Architectural Club year books are available online:

https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/007033665

tovangar2 May 29, 2017 11:02 PM

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Thank you!

I dove right into those.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Kp...Q=w313-h510-no
hathitrust

tovangar2 May 30, 2017 3:41 AM

The 120th anniversary of an LA milestone will pass while you're sleeping tonight. The only noiry thing about it is it happened at 3am (although it was involved in many noirish doings in the intervening decades).

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_d...A=w801-h508-no
abc

Martin Pal May 30, 2017 5:38 PM

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Thanks for that, I've been sharing it with others today!

Tourmaline May 30, 2017 6:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Wig-Wag (Post 7818825)
Paul, I think this same shack I commented on quite a while back when it showed up in a post by ER if anyone can find it. ER's photo was taken from a position across the street to the right.

Cheers,
Jack

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=25425

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=25430

HossC May 30, 2017 7:00 PM

This Julius Shulman photoset contains pictures of four different buildings, so I'm posting two today and two tomorrow. It's "Job 4714: Krisel/Shapiro Associates, miscellaneous buildings, 1971". The first image shows a building with Inter-Continental Computing Inc across the roof.

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

The second building doesn't have a visible company name, but the street number and street signs give the location away.

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

Both from Getty Research Institute

The first building is 4311 Wilshire Boulevard. Although I couldn't find any mention of "Inter-Continental Computing Inc", I did come across the "Intercontinental Computing Institute" in a 1969 newspaper and "Inter-Continental Computer Research" in the 1973 CD. The 1973 CD also shows many other tenants in the building:

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

Here's the building now.

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

The second building is 2500 Wilshire Boulevard, which we've seen before. You can see Julius Shulman's pictures of the Mobil Station which used to stand on the site in post #32988. I've gone with a more recent "now" picture, still showing the Park Wilshire on the left.

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

GaylordWilshire May 30, 2017 8:04 PM

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What was there....


4311 Wilshire: 637 S Windsor--moved from 616 South Hobart--was once on its parking lot...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-u...DYoung-001.jpg

More here: http://bit.ly/1SLtMAK



2500 Wilshire:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/xu...g=w640-h489-no


What wasn't there:

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-uTDz1Zx4-...ubdrawingA.jpg


Full story here: http://bit.ly/2sb4gAd


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