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rick m Jan 30, 2018 3:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Slauson Slim (Post 8065763)
I remember being at Venice Beach at that time, free concerts. Bluesberry Jam, members of which would join PG&E and Canned Heat played there. The place crawled with LAPD. Not only on the rooftop but uniformed and plain clothes. And some carried cameras into the crowds. I recall one day two small old women screaming at the LAPD and calling them The Gestapo - lots of elderly folks would sit in the sun on the benches on The Speedway. At that time Venice was still pretty much a grungy dump, with junkies and losers. My mom told me it was a dump in the 1920s and 30s too.

Labor Day concert 1971 at site of Brooks Ave. (soon to be the gay section) Everyone of the LGBT crowd was there-especially the many surfer lesbians -all topless. We listened to Black Oak Arkansas among other group. I was nearby Sly Stone who was having wild times with his ex-Marine body builder dressed in harem boy outfits ! Did I mention we were all tripping on psychedelix ? Vast numbers of looky loos on rooftops with binoculars...

tovangar2 Jan 30, 2018 3:42 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8066008)

The website Silents are Golden has Elliot Dexter living in the Jacobs-Bond house in the early to mid 1920s.
(this doesn't make a lot of sense either / Carrie J-B built the house for herself out of her earnings in 1916)

so if the dates are correct, the Dexters lived in the house briefly in the mid 20s, and then Carrie Jacobs-Bond moved back in after their departure,
and lived there until her death in 1946.
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Jacobs-Bond gave a Chicago address on the BP. Maybe she didn't move out here until the Dexters left (?)



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Does anyone else have feral parrots in their immediate area? LA curbed partly blames Busch Gardens for at least some of the 13 varieties which have taken root here. Our closest flock used to be at Rancho Park Rec Center on Pico, but since just before the holidays, a flock has moved to a big old sycamore on our block. Noisy, but not unwelcome, although in combination with the Santa Anas it's a little bit crazy-making.

odinthor Jan 30, 2018 4:04 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8066026)
Elliott Dexter's wife is very interesting looking.


Marie Doro.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/924/lkQKhk.jpg

odinthor, what plants do you see? ;)
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I think I see bluebells....but I can't tell if they're blue

Hmmm, the plants, as far as I can make them out, are quite elite and unusual: I'm seeing some sprays of orchids, bluebells (Campanulas of some species--there are many Campanula species), I think I see a stalk of Fritillaria (or perhaps Yucca!), and there are some Sweet Peas. And I think I see a Nasturtium leaf or two. Oh, and there's a spray of native Aquilegia (Columbines), Aquilegia formosa truncata perhaps. It's a most interesting collection of flowers.

ethereal_reality Jan 30, 2018 4:06 AM

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Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 8066062)
Jacobs-Bond gave a Chicago address on the BP. Maybe she didn't move out here until the Dexters left (?)

I forgot about the Chicago address on the building permit. thanks for the reminder


my theories suck :(

tovangar2 Jan 30, 2018 4:13 AM

Interesting bio of Marie Doro at IMDB

"...In later life she became increasingly drawn to a more spiritual life, and ended as a recluse, actively avoiding friends and acquaintances. She was briefly married to actor Elliott Dexter, the marriage soon ending in divorce. She had no children and never remarried...

Elliott Dexter (1915 - ?) (divorced)...

In Charles Chaplin's autobiography, "My Autobiography", he states that she was his first love."

ethereal_reality Jan 30, 2018 4:15 AM

and Elliott Dexter had two mental breakdowns.

the breakdowns (the first one included a stroke that left him with a limp) ended his acting career.

(I'll have to look up the details)

ethereal_reality Jan 30, 2018 4:34 AM

Marie Doro
 
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Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 8066075)
Hmmm, the plants, as far as I can make them out, are quite elite and unusual: I'm seeing some sprays of orchids, bluebells (Campanulas of some species--there are many Campanula species), I think I see a stalk of Fritillaria (or perhaps Yucca!), and there are some Sweet Peas. And I think I see a Nasturtium leaf or two. Oh, and there's a spray of native Aquilegia (Columbines), Aquilegia formosa truncata perhaps. It's a most interesting collection of flowers.

Oh my gosh odinthor, I had no idea! (here I was all proud that I recognized a bluebell. :bowtie: lol)


Here's a 2nd photograph from the same photo shoot....but with less plants & flowers.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/2aBPAx.jpg

I prefer this one. she's much prettier here (in my humble opinion)

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tovangar2 Jan 30, 2018 4:39 AM

I'm starting to think that the Dexter-Doros never moved in to the House at the End of the Road.

This is all we have to connect Elliot Dexter to the Jacobs-Bond house?:


ethereal_reality Jan 30, 2018 4:43 AM

A publicity stunt?

tovangar2 Jan 30, 2018 5:04 AM

Dunno.

We need oldstuff.


ETA:

Hang about, in 1923 Jacobs-Bond turned the house into a duplex by adding a kitchen and bath:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/9k...Q=w673-h392-no
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Jt...X=w673-h406-no
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/GF...1=w679-h306-no
ladbs

So Dexter and Jacobs-Bond could have lived at the house at the same time, Dexter needing a home between marriages.


I hadn't thought of that.



(Jacobs-Bond had more work done in '38, adding stairs)

Flyingwedge Jan 30, 2018 5:06 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8066008)


This same website has Elliott Dexter and his wife, Marie Doro, living in this Georgian in 1917.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/WEs83Q.jpg
1917 fan magazine movies silently

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I looked for Elliott Dexter in some city directories but found him only in the 1918 LACD, living at the Los Angeles Athletic Club.

However, the home in the 1917 article looks like it might be 2000 N. Gramercy Place (b. 1900), near the lower left corner in the
first photo below:


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Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 6343231)
Tryon Ridge is just west of the Fern Dell Dr. entrance to Griffith Park and where N. Western Ave. turns into Los Feliz Blvd.

1924; it looks like there's a pool on the side of the hill behind the rectangular house at the bottom:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...ps152bceac.jpg
LAPL -- http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics42/00070725.jpg


This is 2000 N. Gramercy; if it really was first constructed in 1900, perhaps we've seen it in a photo earlier than 1924?:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...ps9812dad8.jpg
Bing Maps 2012


ethereal_reality Jan 30, 2018 5:25 AM

:previous: It certainly looks like the right house FW.

I don't remember discussing Tyron Ridge. Is there a story behind the name?

did Tyron Power own it? ;) (joke)

Flyingwedge Jan 30, 2018 5:38 AM

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Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 8065755)
Since we're talking about Palm trees--er, we were talking about Palm trees, weren't we?--looky here:

https://s26.postimg.org/ryqsboftl/Fan_Palms2_L.jpg
both, odinthor collection

The left-hand picture, I picked up on eBay quite some time ago. Unless vague memory deceives me, it was represented as being a view of Los Angeles (and I wouldn't have purchased it if it weren't). Likely it was originally out of a book or periodical telling some tale of old L.A.

I exercised to exhaustion the several brain cells I have which still work trying to figure out just what L.A. site in reality they were trying to show, when suddenly--quite some time ago--it struck me that the Palms seemed to have been modeled on the Palms in what I call the Aliso Mill view (on the right). "So what?" Well, yes--"so what" indeed; but I thought that perhaps y'all would like to see these two images in tandem, and that perhaps y'all might have some observations on same.

I agree that the left-hand image was modeled on the College Street Twin Palms, which e_r showed us in October 2016.


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

gpf.4653 @ Seaver Center (undated)

Flyingwedge Jan 30, 2018 5:50 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8066130)
:previous: It certainly looks like it FW.

my memory must really be going bad. I don't remember discussing Tyron Ridge.

Is there a story behind the name?

did Tyron Power own it? ;) (it's a joke)

I'm Tryon to figure it out . . . .

ethereal_reality Jan 30, 2018 7:21 AM

:previous: ha ha ha!




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Originally Posted by Andy's
Regarding Inspiration Point:The third sight tube from the left makes a 180 bend,
and is labelled "Inspiration Point", which of course is where one would be standing (for a bit of whimsy).

The Inspiration Point 'whimsy' telescope appears to be missing Andys. :(

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/d62HsU.jpg
forensicgenealogy





Inspiration Point, October 1934

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/g2n3M7.jpg
Michael Patris Collection at mountlowe.org

"Taken from the hill just above Inspiration Point looking east, this Kodatone image clearly shows the viewing tubes in front of the Ramada,
Herbert the Mule and his OM&M Railway car, Easter Rock and the flag pole along the path between Herbert’s right-of-way and Easter Rock.
"

The flag pole is difficult to see...so here's a closer look from the 1920s.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/aQqLuC.jpg
Michael Patris Collection at mountlowe.org



There isn't any information with this one....but their clothes make me think 1930s.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/IfUBkD.jpg
forensicgenealogy

I wonder which telescope is missing here? :previous: (it's some place between San Pedro and Venice) that doesn't narrow it down much does it. lol ;)

any ideas?

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ethereal_reality Jan 30, 2018 7:45 AM

I'm watching MANNIX tonight and guess who is guest starring.

none other than Gloria Grahame! (and she looks pretty good)

CaliNative Jan 30, 2018 11:09 AM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8064904)
:previous:

At 64, "Spanky" did better than most of his "gang". Here's a round-up of him and the others mentioned above:

George "Spanky" McFarland, October 2, 1928 – June 30, 1993, aged 64. Cardiac arrest.
Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer, August 7, 1927 – January 21, 1959, aged 31. Homicide (during an argument over $50).
Darla Jean Hood, November 8, 1931 - June 13, 1979, aged 47. Acute hepatitis/heart failure.
Billy "Froggy" Laughlin, July 5, 1932 – August 31, 1948, aged 16. Traffic collision.
Billie "Buckwheat" Thomas, March 12, 1931 – October 10, 1980, aged 49. Heart attack.

Robert Blake, currently 84.

Wow, I guess there is a "Our Gang/Little Rascals curse" :uhh:

CaliNative Jan 30, 2018 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 8066075)
Hmmm, the plants, as far as I can make them out, are quite elite and unusual: I'm seeing some sprays of orchids, bluebells (Campanulas of some species--there are many Campanula species), I think I see a stalk of Fritillaria (or perhaps Yucca!), and there are some Sweet Peas. And I think I see a Nasturtium leaf or two. Oh, and there's a spray of native Aquilegia (Columbines), Aquilegia formosa truncata perhaps. It's a most interesting collection of flowers.

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CaliNative Jan 30, 2018 11:16 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8066026)
Elliott Dexter's wife is very interesting looking.


Marie Doro.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/924/lkQKhk.jpg

odinthor, what plants do you see? ;)
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I think I see bluebells...

Almost as beautiful as Evelyn Nesbitt, who settled in L.A. in her later years long after her troubles with "Sanny" White & a crazy hubby. Evelyn taught art in her later years, I do believe. Does anybody have any pics of Evelyn in her later years in L.A., or newspaper stories?

oldstuff Jan 30, 2018 3:05 PM

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Does anyone else have feral parrots in their immediate area? LA curbed partly blames Busch Gardens for at least some of the 13 varieties which have taken root here. Our closest flock used to be at Rancho Park Rec Center on Pico, but since just before the holidays, a flock has moved to a big old sycamore on our block. Noisy, but not unwelcome, although in combination with the Santa Anas it's a little bit crazy-making.[/QUOTE]

We have them in Burbank, but they seem to be here seasonally, maybe in the winter or early spring. I think I heard, but not saw, some a week or so ago. When I see them, they are usually flying and I am driving so I can't get a good look at them to see what kind they might be. The ones we have, I believe are green and medium sized, bigger than a crow but not as big as some of the Amazon species.

I just read an article which said that out of the 372 species in the world, there are 11 kinds of naturalized parrots in Southern California.


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