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ethereal_reality Aug 25, 2017 3:44 AM

:previous: I love the vintage aerials FW. I've been trying to figure out the USCB site but haven't had much luck yet.
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once more
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...922/Hx9x7a.jpg
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Originally Posted by slufty (Post 7899760)
La Cienega Lanes at Santa Monica and La Cienega. Here's the view looking east on Santa Monica Blvd. The bus is north of Santa Monica.
It became Flipper's a roller rink in the 70s then Esprit clothing and now a CVS.

Thanks for your help slufty! I remember the building when it was the Esprit store (1980s)

It had one of the most impressive retail interiors in the city (at that time).

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/UmeFer.jpg
https://issuu.com/wh-mag/docs/whm-autumn-2016*

"In 1983, the space was purchased by Doug and Susie Tompkins, owners of the popular San Francisco-based Esprit de Corp. clothing brand. The site was to become the company’s first freestanding retail store. The couple quickly began a $15-million, 15-month renovation of the building and hired famed designer Joseph D’Urso to carry it out. He remodeled both the interior and the exterior of the property and added a three-story, 150-space parking lot. The 32,000-square foot store, which became Esprit’s flagship, opened in December 1984."

*Esprit clothing was pretty expensive so mostly I just walked around and pretended to shop. :sad:


Martin_Pal researched the corner of Santa Monica Blvd. and La Cienega for a post back in 2013.
You can find it here: skyscraperpage/martin_pal

It's an amazing post. Check it out. (and all the photographs have survived the recent purge)
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slufty, I believe you meant to say the bus was on N. La Cienega, right? (or am I looking at it wrong?) :shrug:

GatoVerde Aug 25, 2017 3:47 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 4670441)
The Occidental College Football Team 1894.


http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/4...talcollege.jpg
ucla archive



I think the affectionate guys on the upper left are great.
Can you imagine today's football players posing like that.
What happened between then and now?

Just learned recently that the original Occidental campus was in East Los Angeles at the current site of Rowan Elementary School. That campus burned in 1896, so this photo might be at the ELA campus.

Beaudry Aug 25, 2017 3:49 AM

Greetings hivemind, got a favor to ask.

I'm doing some work on the Richfield and am not having a lot of luck finding a good shot of that NW corner of 6th and Flower pre-1928.

I'm sure at some point I saw an image of area, perhaps from a panorama? But coming up empty now.

Any help would be appreciated! Thanks in advance.

ethereal_reality Aug 25, 2017 4:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Tikiman (Post 7902111)
The photo of Marilyn Monroe in the bathing suit was not taken at the Beverly Hills Hotel. It was taken at the home of Johnny Hyde on N. Palm drive in 1950.

You mean this pic, right?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/HL0fyD.jpg
divinemarilyn

I believe you're correct Tikiman

Here's a second image that shows a matching patio table.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...922/2dqqx6.jpg
divinemarilyn

"Marilyn Monroe in a bikini at Johnny Hyde's house."

Photographed by Earl Leaf, May 1950.
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Flyingwedge Aug 25, 2017 5:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7902607)

I wouldn't mind seeing the VJ Day paper, too, FW, if possible!

I think that can be arranged . . . .

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...j.jpg~original



http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...3.jpg~original



http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...x.jpg~original



http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...m.jpg~original



Several stores had peace-themed ads. Silverwoods' ad has only its name along with a man and woman with their hands clasped in prayer.

However, I thought I'd show Desmond's ad instead:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...t.jpg~original

All FW photos

ethereal_reality Aug 25, 2017 5:41 AM

Thanks so much for posting the newspaper(s) Flyingwedge. You da man. :)

GatoVerde Aug 25, 2017 6:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 7903056)
Here is Boyle Avenue from First to Fourth in 1941, 1960, and 1971. I hope these photos will be helpful to you, GatoVerde.

August 1, 1941 -- Boyle runs diagonally from lower left to upper right. First Street is at lower left, with Fourth at upper right:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...e.jpg~original

Flight c-7334_118 @ UCSB


May 1, 1960 -- Boyle runs parallel to and above the freeway:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...k.jpg~original

Flight c-23870_1658 @ UCSB


March 1, 1971:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...l.jpg~original

Flight tg-2755_17-41 @ UCSB

Thank you Flyingwedge!!!

These help a lot, and I am studying these now, and having fun with the time machine areal resource. At this point, they seem like the same trees, close to 80 years ago, but I want to study it more. I'm downloading images as we speak. I'll keep posting as this develops.

Flyingwedge Aug 25, 2017 7:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Beaudry (Post 7903080)
Greetings hivemind, got a favor to ask.

I'm doing some work on the Richfield and am not having a lot of luck finding a good shot of that NW corner of 6th and Flower pre-1928.

I'm sure at some point I saw an image of area, perhaps from a panorama? But coming up empty now.

Any help would be appreciated! Thanks in advance.

The exact corner NW corner of 6th and Flower is cut off in this c. 1916 panorama, but the general area is near the lower right corner.

Downtownkid Aug 25, 2017 9:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Beaudry (Post 7903080)
Greetings hivemind, got a favor to ask.

I'm doing some work on the Richfield and am not having a lot of luck finding a good shot of that NW corner of 6th and Flower pre-1928.

I'm sure at some point I saw an image of area, perhaps from a panorama? But coming up empty now.

Any help would be appreciated! Thanks in advance.

6th and flower is behind the Los Angeles City Library try goggling "Los Amgeles city Library black and white photos" I think I saw some photos during the construction of that library showing that corner on this website near the beginning.

If you live in California get a library card and password from the Los Angeles City not county Library. Their on line database allows you get sandbord maps form 1901 to 1951. that should get you a footprint of that corner. Also you can get issues of all the LA times newspaper from the city library web site too, The trick to using the times newspaper is to search for somebody common like Roosevelt then almost all the issues from 1931 to 45 are accessible from the times..

Downtownkid Aug 25, 2017 9:56 AM

Here is VE day newspaper my dad had
https://preview.ibb.co/j6OpSQ/1942_m...1_VE_day_1.jpg

next page
https://preview.ibb.co/hdcNgk/1942_m...2_VE_day_1.jpg

CityBoyDoug Aug 25, 2017 12:27 PM

I was only an infant at that time....so its hard for me to understand the joy and relief felt by those who had lived through WW II. The faces of the people in those photographs tell part of the story of that day.

HossC Aug 25, 2017 1:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Beaudry (Post 7903080)

Greetings hivemind, got a favor to ask.

I'm doing some work on the Richfield and am not having a lot of luck finding a good shot of that NW corner of 6th and Flower pre-1928.

I'm sure at some point I saw an image of area, perhaps from a panorama? But coming up empty now.

Any help would be appreciated! Thanks in advance.

The size isn't great, but here's a view from 1927 (which I've enlarged).

Northwest corner of where 6th Street intersects Flower Street. Seen are businesses, billboards, and a glimpse of Hotel Ryan and the Jonathan Club (upper left).

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...6thFlower1.jpg
LAPL

Martin Pal Aug 25, 2017 6:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Downtownkid (Post 7903179)
Here is VE day newspaper my dad had.
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Excellent!



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Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 7903120)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7902607)
I wouldn't mind seeing the VJ Day paper, too, FW, if possible!
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I think that can be arranged . . . .
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Thank you so much, FW! Loved looking at the photos and reading the columns.

That last photo; the advertisement by "Desmonds":


Let this day be an eternal warning
to all evil men who deny human rights
and outrage human decency.



Indeed...

MichaelRyerson Aug 25, 2017 6:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beaudry (Post 7903080)
Greetings hivemind, got a favor to ask.

I'm doing some work on the Richfield and am not having a lot of luck finding a good shot of that NW corner of 6th and Flower pre-1928.

I'm sure at some point I saw an image of area, perhaps from a panorama? But coming up empty now.

Any help would be appreciated! Thanks in advance.


Not a 'good' shot but something...

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8857/...f1d33c32_b.jpgThe Hotel Snow, SW corner of Flower and 6th Streets, April 25, 1912

Looking southwest across the intersection of Flower and 6th Streets. The Hotel Snow will ultimately become the Southland (by 1916). The Richfield tower will occupy this corner on the right supplanting this little grocery store.

Huntington Digital Library

tovangar2 Aug 25, 2017 6:50 PM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7903256)
Northwest corner of where 6th Street intersects Flower Street. Seen are businesses, billboards, and a glimpse of Hotel Ryan and the Jonathan Club (upper left).

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...6thFlower1.jpg
LAPL

Thank you Hoss. I really enjoyed that.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Z8...Q=w763-h622-no
gsv

The ghost of the Richfield is in there somewhere.





ETA: "Angels Flight Reopens Thursday"

ethereal_reality Aug 25, 2017 9:01 PM

I notice they're painting over the sign on the side of the building.


Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7903256)

Did it say "Sunset Cafe"?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...924/KTlLK2.jpg





And what about the billboard on the roof?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...923/NMJgG7.jpgdetail

I see City and Site....what are the other two words?

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HossC Aug 25, 2017 9:31 PM

:previous:

It only appears in the 1928 CD, but I think that the billboard was advertising the Deauville City Club, which was at 525-526 Pacific Bank Building, northwest corner of Hill and Ninth Streets. I'm guessing that it was connected with the one on the coast.

I couldn't find a Sunset Cafe around that area. The corner building (801 W 6th Street) was a restaurant in the mid-20s, but always seems to be listed under the owner's name. I'll keep looking.

Flyingwedge Aug 25, 2017 9:38 PM

Boyle Avenue from 1st to 4th, July 14, 1949
 
Here's one more for you, GatoVerde:


http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...s.jpg~original

Flight c-13990_1-105 @ UCSB


The trees on Boyle just north of 4th seem to be good-sized in all four aerials from UCSB (1941, 1949, 1960, 1971). It's hard for
me to believe the trees there are only 50-60 years old, as the city claims.

GaylordWilshire Aug 25, 2017 10:05 PM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7903749)
:previous:

It only appears in the 1928 CD, but I think that the billboard was advertising the Deauville City Club, which was at 525-526 Pacific Bank Building, northwest corner of Hill and Ninth Streets. I'm guessing that it was connected with the one on the coast.

I couldn't find a Sunset Cafe around that area. The corner building (801 W 6th Street) was a restaurant in the mid-20s, but always seems to be listed under the owner's name. I'll keep looking.


The Deauville City Club building never actually got off the ground--it was indeed meant to be an adjunct to the one on the coast, which we've seen on NLA before. Among those who hoped to create a unisex downtown club to answer the California and the Jonathan etc were industrialist Charles Wild and hotelier George Hart of Fremont Place and AAA prexy Horace Miller and banker Fred Swensen of Berkeley Square--Morgan Walls & Clements came up with a design for it, as the firm had for the beach club...never built, but the architects did, of course, produce the Richfield building on the same site.... (More here)


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Vl...A=w637-h634-no

MichaelRyerson Aug 25, 2017 11:58 PM

Help...
 
Anybody put a name on this beautiful building in the background?

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4441/...6b6ded1a_b.jpgChristmas decoration, Hollywood Boulevard, 1930


Kind of a spare image (in a good way). I feel as though I should recognize that beautiful building back there. Hoping to find out.


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