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ethereal_reality Jun 2, 2013 1:06 AM

Usherettes posing in the projection room of Grauman's Chinese Theater, circa 1927.

http://imageshack.us/a/img208/6273/s...projectorr.jpg
ebay
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ethereal_reality Jun 2, 2013 1:39 AM

"Academy of the Holy Names, a flourishing school for girls established by a band of holy sisters in 1901."

http://imageshack.us/a/img405/760/aa...caacademyo.jpg
ebay

The seller says it was located at 3rd Street and Arizona Avenue in Santa Monica CA

three or so blocks from the ocean. -long gone I believe.
http://imageshack.us/a/img844/7314/a...caacademys.jpg
google aerial
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CityBoyDoug Jun 2, 2013 2:32 AM

Bankrupt?
 
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6149880)
I really like the lettering in this ad, especially the stylized H.

Los Angeles Herald, 1890
http://imageshack.us/a/img707/1231/a...891clearer.jpg
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/

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Greetings and salutations Mr. Reality [ER]: Isn't this the hotel that went broke and the owner/manager was kicked out of town?

Krell58 Jun 2, 2013 3:10 AM

I thought I recognized the pontoon bridge from "It's a mad mad mad world".
The Bridges of Terminal Island http://www.floodgap.com/roadgap/47-103/

tovangar2 Jun 2, 2013 3:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6149880)
I really like the lettering in this ad, especially the stylized H.

Los Angeles Herald, 1890
http://imageshack.us/a/img707/1231/a...891clearer.jpg
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/

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One more thing named after the justly famous Arcadia Bandini de Stearns Baker (1825-1912). Robert Baker and Sen John P. Jones co-founded Santa Monica and were partners in the Los Angeles and Independence Railroad. Arcadia and Jones were partners in the Santa Monica Land and Water Company. The Senator's wife, Georgina Jones, and Arcadia were best friends. The Baker's Santa Monica home was on Ocean Avenue, just south of Wilshire, very close to Jones' Miramar.

Arcadia gave land all over Los Angeles and Santa Monica for parks (including Palisades Park), orphanages, etc and the land for the Sawtelle Soldiers' Home in West LA.

The Arcadia Hotel was, of course, where Griffith J Griffith shot his wife through the eye in 1903, causing her to fling herself from a hotel window resulting in even more injuries.

Paradise Leased has a great collection of photos of the Hotel:
http://paradiseleased.wordpress.com/...hotel-arcadia/

There's several posts here on the thread too.

Arcadia as a teen:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Y...75034%2BPM.jpg
http://lahistory.tumblr.com/post/256...stearns-age-43

In later life in Santa Monica:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Z...75043%2BPM.jpg
http://www.smmirror.com/articles/Opi...a-Shaper/31412

ethereal_reality Jun 2, 2013 4:55 AM

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Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 6149986)
The Arcadia Hotel was, of course, where Griffith J Griffith shot his wife through the eye in 1903, causing her to fling herself from a hotel window resulting in even more injuries.

-shot through the eye. ouch! :( I had forgotten all about this T2.
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ethereal_reality Jun 2, 2013 5:17 AM

The Coulter Dry Goods Company, 1905.

Los Angeles Herald
http://imageshack.us/a/img855/7665/a...ulter1905b.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img5/7185/aaad2coulter1905.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img89/9917/aaad2coulter1905a.jpg
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/

tovangar2 Jun 2, 2013 5:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6150011)
-shot through the eye. ouch! :( I had forgotten all about this T2.
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Col. Griffith was obviously a complete lunatic, but he did give us Griffith Park, the Greek Theater and Griffith Observatory, all of which I love and adore.




Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6150024)

That's a very cheerful typeface :)

ethereal_reality Jun 2, 2013 5:28 AM

Houdini at the Alexandria Hotel (1915?) It's difficult to read.

http://imageshack.us/a/img822/4816/a...healexandr.jpg
ocdom
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ethereal_reality Jun 2, 2013 5:43 AM

I just found this.

http://imageshack.us/a/img41/6475/aabhoudinifood.jpg
foodline.com

CityBoyDoug Jun 2, 2013 8:32 AM

Finger lickin' good...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6150038)

Crab Supreme is a casserole of crab, vegs and a cream sauce baked with a topping of toasted bread crumbs. Chicken a la "Virginiene" is rather similar to today's KFC.

belmont bob Jun 2, 2013 3:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6149820)
Thanks for the link WS1911. I believe this is the same clock!

http://imageshack.us/a/img441/3664/aab8thclockv1b.jpg
http://www.discovernikkei.org/en/nik...rs=&published=


http://imageshack.us/a/img826/3644/a...lockvidoe1.jpg
http://www.discovernikkei.org/en/nik...rs=&published=


I guess they got rid of the clock's support column when they built the canopies over the seller's stalls.
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The Terminal Market Clock. Checking out NETR Historical Aerials, the earliest image they have is 1948 and the awnings are in place. The image is very poor but it does seem to show that “something” is located between the gap of the four awnings towards the south end. The 1952 and 1972 images are also unclear, but the 1980 image? No question, there is something suspended between those four corners and it has the same appearance as these photos. The color 2003 image is not quite as clear, probably due to the sun which causes the object (clock) to be too shiny to see any detail. Then comes a 2004 image, and there can be no doubt. The clock is gone.
Jumping to Google Earth historical imagery of the Terminal Market, the March 8, 2003 view shows the same shiny object that is on the NETR 2003 photo. But jump to the next image from December 30, 2003 and again it’s clear…the clock is gone. The awnings are still shown up to July 27, 2008, and are gone by June 5, 2009.
So sometime in 2003 the clock was remeoved. So they have had 10 years now to forget about the clock in some obscure corner of one of those buildings while it falls to the hands of time.

belmont bob Jun 2, 2013 3:41 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6150031)
Houdini at the Alexandria Hotel (1915?) It's difficult to read.

http://imageshack.us/a/img822/4816/a...healexandr.jpg
ocdom
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That’s one long table. If you ask for someone at the other end to please pass the peas, they will be cold by the time they reach you….

tovangar2 Jun 2, 2013 4:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6150031)
Houdini at the Alexandria Hotel (1915?) It's difficult to read.

http://imageshack.us/a/img822/4816/a...healexandr.jpg
ocdom
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1919.

I know that room:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/--...75808%2BPM.jpg
http://boxrec.com/forum/viewtopic.ph...on&start=13525

Ricardo "Pajarito" Moreno training at the Alexandria Hotel

ethereal_reality Jun 2, 2013 5:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by belmont bob (Post 6150209)
The Terminal Market Clock. Checking out NETR Historical Aerials, the earliest image they have is 1948 and the awnings are in place. The image is very poor but it does seem to show that “something” is located between the gap of the four awnings towards the south end. The 1952 and 1972 images are also unclear, but the 1980 image? No question, there is something suspended between those four corners and it has the same appearance as these photos. The color 2003 image is not quite as clear, probably due to the sun which causes the object (clock) to be too shiny to see any detail. Then comes a 2004 image, and there can be no doubt. The clock is gone.
Jumping to Google Earth historical imagery of the Terminal Market, the March 8, 2003 view shows the same shiny object that is on the NETR 2003 photo. But jump to the next image from December 30, 2003 and again it’s clear…the clock is gone. The awnings are still shown up to July 27, 2008, and are gone by June 5, 2009.
So sometime in 2003 the clock was remeoved. So they have had 10 years now to forget about the clock in some obscure corner of one of those buildings while it falls to the hands of time.

Good sleuthing belmont bob! I'm surprised the clock was still in place as recent as 2003. This give me some hope that it still exists somewhere on the property.
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acorn8332 Jun 2, 2013 7:05 PM

Hotel Lancaster
 
Folks--a follower of this great forum for a long time, so I finally signed up for an ID.

Does anyone have an image of the Hotel Lancaster that is NOT a publicity still from the 1954 "A Star is Born"? My search only brought up BURT Lancaster! The Hotel was located at 121 North Flower Street.

Thanks

AlvaroLegido Jun 2, 2013 8:20 PM

Vibrant eyes and beautiful first name !
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 6149986)

Still with us in a symbolical way.
Arcadia Street in the very core of Downtown :
Quote:

Originally Posted by sopas ej (Post 4541995)

Here's a modern-day view of Arcadia and Spring Streets, looking east, a similar view to the above photo, courtesy of Google Earth:
http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/6...andarcadia.jpg


Flyingwedge Jun 2, 2013 9:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by acorn8332 (Post 6150338)
Folks--a follower of this great forum for a long time, so I finally signed up for an ID.

Does anyone have an image of the Hotel Lancaster that is NOT a publicity still from the 1954 "A Star is Born"? My search only brought up BURT Lancaster! The Hotel was located at 121 North Flower Street.

Thanks

Welcome, acorn8332! LAPL identifies this 1953 photo as 121 N. Flower Street. I've only seen the '37 version of ASIB; is this the building you're looking for? The sign is a little hard to read, but I guess it says Lancaster:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...psdc1c388b.jpg
LAPL -- http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics21/00030075.jpg

belmont bob Jun 2, 2013 10:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 6150459)
Welcome, acorn8332! LAPL identifies this 1953 photo as 121 N. Flower Street. I've only seen the '37 version of ASIB; is this the building you're looking for? The sign is a little hard to read, but I guess it says Lancaster:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...psdc1c388b.jpg
LAPL -- http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics21/00030075.jpg

Yes that’s just what it says..Lancaster…the 1921 Baist’s map shows what appears more like a large single home at 121 North Flower although maybe I’m wrong. This building looks like it predates 1921.

ethereal_reality Jun 2, 2013 10:46 PM

:previous: I couldn't find a photograph and I even had the address (from IMDB). So kudos to you Flyingwedge.
-and welcome to N.L.A. acorn8332



Below is an interesting video of still photographs of the Bunker Hills area. (Yes...I was looking for the Hotel Lancaster)
We've seen many of the photos before but they're nice to see assembled with the elegiac music.

http://imageshack.us/a/img845/1048/a...ericanfilm.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img842/8474/a...mericannoi.jpg
http://americanfilmnoir.com/bhvideo.html

click on the link provided above. -be sure to watch it LARGE screen. -enjoy
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