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ethereal_reality Jun 25, 2022 4:53 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9657644)
What in the sam hell is a "Spizzerinkum"? :shrug:

Are the origins Yiddish?


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Complete photograph Here


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fullpower Jun 25, 2022 6:40 PM

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Originally Posted by unihikid (Post 9655488)
I'm pretty sure that's Baldwin Hills and the Heinz 57 logo helps. There's a guy on YouTube who i subscribe to that does then and now shots of "Our Gang". Most of the filming was done in Culver City (home of Hal Roach Studios) , and you can tell HR loved filming on certain streets (Woodbine, Motor and Mentone) for all of his films. It's great to see the area before the freeway and development.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYjdz6CUnoA
Chris Bungo Studios

Looks like that is the area of the Hal Roach Studios Backlot. I grew up not far from there near Helms Bakery. My aunt and uncle lived on the other side of the studio near the RKO Backlot. that view is etched into my memory. I remember the 57 and there was also some letters on the hill under Loyola Marymount near Jefferson and Centinela.

BillinGlendaleCA Jun 27, 2022 6:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Mackerm (Post 9658676)
It's the Santa Barbara county courthouse. :bash:

Yup, I've shot there. The top of the tower has a great view of the entire city.

riichkay Jun 27, 2022 7:04 PM

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds
pixels.com

As per the website: "This photograph was taken on Tahunga Boulevard in Burbank, California in 1957".....I'm going to respectfully disagree, this looks like mid-Wilshire to me.



Another from the same site, also dated 1957.....

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds

.....a T-Bird approaching Sunset Bl. in Beverly Hills.

fullpower Jun 27, 2022 7:15 PM

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Originally Posted by riichkay (Post 9661269)
https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds
pixels.com

As per the website: "This photograph was taken on Tahunga Boulevard in Burbank, California in 1957".....I'm going to respectfully disagree, this looks like mid-Wilshire to me.



Another from the same site, also dated 1957.....

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds

.....a T-Bird approaching Sunset Bl. in Beverly Hills.

my guess for the first one is Mariposa and 4th or 5th looking south at Wilshire in the distance

Snix Jun 27, 2022 8:14 PM

There is a great blacksmith shop functioning at Rancho Los Alamitos in Long Beach. In addition to supporting the barn, they repair and manufacture new iron work for the house.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...88b470bc_b.jpg
Photo: Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/RanchoLosAl...57051615548527

HossC Jun 27, 2022 9:20 PM

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Originally Posted by riichkay (Post 9661269)

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds
pixels.com

As per the website: "This photograph was taken on Tahunga Boulevard in Burbank, California in 1957".....I'm going to respectfully disagree, this looks like mid-Wilshire to me.

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Originally Posted by fullpower (Post 9661277)

my guess for the first one is Mariposa and 4th or 5th looking south at Wilshire in the distance

This is S Mariposa Avenue just south of W 3rd Street. The building on the left is the Monticello at 320 S Mariposa Avenue.

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...AMariposa1.jpg
GSV

sadykadie2 Jun 28, 2022 5:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Lwize (Post 9659479)
Where have all the blacksmiths gone?

Gone to I.T everyone. when will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?:haha:

Mackerm Jun 28, 2022 5:33 AM

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When I saw Snix' post about Rancho Los Alamitos, I immediately thought about the race track. I assume they use some high tech incarnation of blacksmiths to fit shoes for thoroughbreds. Do they still have someone banging on an anvil with a sledgehammer?

OJC1927 Jun 28, 2022 7:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 9540291)
Maybe "K" is someone from "The Shadow." Wasn't that a radio series, or movie serial, at that time?

"D" is Ann Sheridan.

OJC1927 Jun 28, 2022 7:20 AM

"D" is Ann Sheridan.

HossC Jun 28, 2022 5:55 PM

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I believe the post above is a reference to e_r's picture posted back in February this year.

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9533559)

Ann Sheridan was also riichkay's guess two posts below the original picture.

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Originally Posted by riichkay (Post 9533633)

"I" is William Bendix

"Q" is Richard Widmark

After that I'm not sure..."E" could be Cagney...."D" is maybe Ann Sheridan...

"G"...George Saunders?

There are other guesses/identifications in later posts, e.g.

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Originally Posted by riichkay (Post 9540449)

Scratch "J" off the unknown list, e_r's guess of Maureen O'Hara is spot-on....

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds


ethereal_reality Jun 28, 2022 9:19 PM

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:previous:...Thanks Hoss. You beat me to it.

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CaliNative Jun 28, 2022 9:25 PM

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Originally Posted by riichkay (Post 9661269)

As per the website: "This photograph was taken on Tahunga Boulevard in Burbank, California in 1957".....I'm going to respectfully disagree, this looks like mid-Wilshire to me.

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Agree it is prob. not Burbank. Plus Tuhunga Blvd. is in NoHo, not Burbank. I lived near that area when I was a kid, so I know it well. Everything from Cahuenga to Colfax was my old 'hood. Went to Reed Jr. High and NoHo high back in the '60s.

At Walter Reed JH, I vividly remember the awful day that JFK died. They put out the news on the intercom in the classrooms right before lunch, and shortly therafter they lowered the flag to half staff & played "Taps" on the loudspeakers and then let all the students go home. When I got home on the bus, I remember seeing my mom on the sofa watching the news coverage. She had been crying. She was a JFK fan and worked in his 1960 campaign. I also remember watching on Sat. morning when Oswald was being transferred and was shockingly shot by Jack Ruby. Even then we thought it was a setup to quiet Oswald from ratting on his associates. Most people didn't think he acted alone.

Anybody remember Mr. Corbin the Physics teacher at NoHo high? Great teacher, as was Mr. Kennedy in biology, Mr. Doucette in English and Lyle T. Wolf, excellent History and Social Studies teacher. Reminded me of Jonathan Winters. Funny guy, great teach. After he retired he moved to Vermont with his wife and ran a B&B inn. Like Newhart in that TV show, but earlier. He died just a few years ago. RIP Lyle. I'll be up there soon enough. Buy you a drink if they serve them up there. Say "hello" to God and tell him to stop this stupid war in Ukraine :wiseman:

Flyingwedge Jun 29, 2022 4:58 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9659863)


Spizzerinctum, in one spelling or another, pops up in articles at Newspaper.com as far back as the late 1850s. This article says it's American slang, possibly
derived from the Latin specie rectum: https://www.rutlandherald.com/news/s...808c5ff65.html


There is something in Mr. Misemer's driveway (lower right) at 5347 Loma Linda Avenue (BP says 5345) in Hollywood -- maybe it's the Spizzerinkum car:

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag..._-_1024(1).jpg
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March 27, 1914, Hollywood Citizen @ Newspapers.com


Mr. Misemer encountered some misfortune in late 1913:

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag..._-_Misemer.jpg

December 23, 1913, Los Angeles Evening Express @ Newspapers.com

ethereal_reality Jun 29, 2022 5:00 AM

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THANKS Flyingwedge!




Found on eBay


"1942 East LA Los Angeles California Rio Grande Market"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/sn0O7r.jpg
eBay



I was able to locate the address in the 1956 directory

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/LSBBIs.jpg
LAPL





Believe it or not, the building (or what's left of it) is still standing at the north end of Bunker Hill Ave!

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/VniSef.jpg

You can check it out for yourself, Here




Lastly, here's an aerial view.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/p5mZnA.jpg
google-earth


As you can see, large apartments buildings are sprouting up all around it. I imagine this mostly empty lot will be a construction site in the near future.


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ethereal_reality Jun 29, 2022 5:31 AM

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Here's another interesting photograph that caught my eye.



"RPPC Los Angeles CA DeLuxe Transfer Co. Truck Figueroa Street 1910s"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/4gWXSV.jpg
eBay


There's a slight chance that we may be able to figure out where the photograph was taken because if you look closely on the left there is a building that appears to have a name on the roof.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/fHlJxv.jpg
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Of course the photograph may have been taken in front of the transfer company at 910-59(?) Figueroa Street.

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CaliNative Jun 29, 2022 7:11 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9662559)
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:previous:...Thanks Hoss. You beat me to it.

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Maybe this has already been mentioned, but I believe "G" is William Demerast, not George Saunders. Demerast capped his career playing the gruff housekeeper in "My 3 Sons" after William "Bubb" Frawley died or retired.

CaliNative Jun 29, 2022 7:26 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9662936)

Of course the photograph may have been taken in front of the transfer company at 910-59(?) Figueroa Street.

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Could the "59" actually be So. (910 South Figueroa)?

Look at the characters in the back of the truck! All interesting faces. Maybe people had more individual character back then, before mass communication made us tend to mimic our favorite celebrities knowingly or unknowingly. I also believe states and cities and regional accents were also more distinct back then. Now we are merging into a uniculture. I actually heard somebody in Maine say a Texas style "Y'all" to a group of people. Of course, maybe it was a tourist from Texas. But the point is valid. The "Down East" Maine accent is not as pronounced as it used to be. Southern regional accents are toned down. In 100 years, everybody will talk like midwesterners. Ohio will be the standard.

Noir_Noir Jun 29, 2022 3:59 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9662919)
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Found on eBay


"1942 East LA Los Angeles California Rio Grande Market"

https://i.imgur.com/4Ttw0Am.jpg


This place started off life as a 1½ story dwelling at 339 S. Wall Street.


It was moved to 628 New Depot Street in 1913.


https://i.imgur.com/kCSjRVV.jpg
ladbsdoc.lacity.org


In 1922 the house was jacked ten feet in the air and a store was built under it.


https://i.imgur.com/hlIK5BH.jpg
ladbsdoc.lacity.org


In 1964 the original dwelling part was loped off the top.


https://i.imgur.com/mICkkav.jpg
ladbsdoc.lacity.org


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