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ethereal_reality Apr 11, 2012 5:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jg6544 (Post 5662034)
So I went back and watched "Spartacus" again. They shot this particular scene almost entirely in near-close-up (obviously to avoid even the suggestion that the 101 was a few hundred feet away). I haven't watched it that closely in years, but I was surprised at how many of the exteriors were shot around L.A. The "forum" scene was shot on the Universal back lot and I believe that some of the structures are still there (with different facades). I recognized (I think), parts of the Valley and the Angeles National Forest as well. And here all this time I thought they'd made the movie in Italy.


That's so cool jg6544, it's like rediscovering the movie....makes me want to run to the library and check out Spartacus again!




http://imageshack.us/a/img843/6449/a...acusextras.jpg
http://thegeneralassembly.tumblr.com/

I wonder how Mr. Kubrick dealt with those jet entrails?

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fhammon Apr 11, 2012 10:44 AM

I would appreciate a little help here.
When I first moved to Los Angeles in '79 I took residence at this building on the corner of Wilshire Blvd. and Veteran in Westwood.
The address was 10990 Wilshire Blvd. A high-rise office building stands there now directly across Veteran from the Federal building.
Here you can see the ariel photo of the building just to the right of the Fed building across veteran Ave.:

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...-54-R3-25-ISLA

I would very much appreciate any more photos or stories that anybody can find about this building (I already know about Chris' Water Buffalo club - funny story/history)

When I lived there the main front business was The Who's Who Passport Photos with bar around the corner sporting the same name where I spent many blissful hours....

I believe the building was originally called The Barbizon or Barbazon Chateau.

My apt. was at the bay window, 2nd floor just to the right of the round tower. Jonathan Dayton co-director of Little Miss Sunshine lived across the hall from me then in the apartment with the square window, 2nd floor, far right. He was attending UCLA Film School and hired us musicians to play at "Kerckhoff Coffee House" being in charge then:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...os/WhosWho.jpg

This street photo is by Anne Laskey:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...LaskeyAnne.jpg

http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/D...wdate=&hidate=

I would appreciate if anybody could find more photos or history on this building.

GaylordWilshire Apr 11, 2012 12:52 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5662053)
http://imageshack.us/a/img843/6449/a...acusextras.jpg
http://thegeneralassembly.tumblr.com/

I wonder how Mr. Kubrick dealt with those jet entrails?

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If this was another movie, one about a plane crash, say--there might be entrails from a plane among the entrails of the corpses in this shot... just kidding, e_r--actually, the streaks in the sky are contrails...

I realize that I must cancel all future trips. A few days away from the thread and so much to catch up on. Great posts, everyone.

FredH Apr 11, 2012 3:55 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5661737)
:previous: Interesting details David/3940dxer....love the newspaper clippings.

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A rickety looking ski jump towering over the Los Angeles Coliseum in January 1939.


http://imageshack.us/a/img845/9852/a...kijump1939.jpg
found on ebay



http://imageshack.us/a/img191/6461/a...ijump1939a.jpg
reverse side of photo

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You would not get me up on that damn thing for a million bucks!

FredH Apr 11, 2012 4:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe Vogel (Post 5661842)
L.A. library has a 1905 photo looking northeast from Hollywood Boulevard at Cherokee, and I'm pretty sure the hillside houses in your photo are in the distance right of center: jpg1.lapl.org/pics39/00039371.jpg It's hard to tell just how far away they are, though. Could it be Whitley Heights, or are they east of Cahuenga Pass?

http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/2...tavenueusc.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/search...=1334100985470


Here is Joe's photo from the library. It looks like the right place. The LAPL says the arrow points to the P.B. Chase house, if that helps anyone.

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/7635/hillsw.jpg
LAPL


If the library is correct that the photo looks northeast from Hollywood Blvd. and Cherokee, then we are looking at this area:

http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/4177/hollywoodm.jpg
Google Maps

3940dxer Apr 11, 2012 4:39 PM

Speaking of Spartacus, I came across this photo recently and saved it, since the Cahuenga Pass is one of my obsessions. If it was originally here, my apologies for not crediting the poster, but I can't find the page now. Anyway, this is Kubrick filming Spartacus somewhere in the Cahuenga Pass.

http://wwww.dkse.net/david/Cahuenga/...us1959huge.jpg
http://www.lapl.org/

jg6544 Apr 11, 2012 6:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5662053)
That's so cool jg6544, it's like rediscovering the movie....makes me want to run to the library and check out Spartacus again!




http://imageshack.us/a/img843/6449/a...acusextras.jpg
http://thegeneralassembly.tumblr.com/

I wonder how Mr. Kubrick dealt with those jet entrails?

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Not absolutely certain, but as I recall, he did the post-battle shot as a "walk-through" shooting down at the fallen slaves with no sky in the background.

jg6544 Apr 11, 2012 6:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 3940dxer (Post 5662423)
Speaking of Spartacus, I came across this photo recently and saved it, since the Cahuenga Pass is one of my obsessions. If it was originally here, my apologies for not crediting the poster, but I can't find the page now. Anyway, this is Kubrick filming Spartacus somewhere in the Cahuenga Pass.

http://wwww.dkse.net/david/Cahuenga/...us1959huge.jpg
http://www.lapl.org/

If I had to guess, I'd say it has all been covered over by the Universal Studios amusement park parking lots today.

alanlutz Apr 11, 2012 6:29 PM

Thanks, ER. Just one thing. I have only been viewing and haven't figured out the easy steps to post my photos. Seems that they want a URL when I click on "insert image". Does that mean I have to upload them to Flickr or something like that first? Is there a way to just upload them to the reply from my computer. Thanks in advance and I look forward to sharing. One of the sets I have are from the observation deck at City Hall looking out in all directions. At least 12 shots from there.

ethereal_reality Apr 11, 2012 8:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5662172)
If this was another movie, one about a plane crash, say--there might be entrails from a plane among the entrails of the corpses in this shot... just kidding, e_r--actually, the streaks in the sky are contrails...

lol...how embarrassing!

ethereal_reality Apr 11, 2012 8:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alanlutz (Post 5662577)
Thanks, ER. Just one thing. I have only been viewing and haven't figured out the easy steps to post my photos. Seems that they want a URL when I click on "insert image". Does that mean I have to upload them to Flickr or something like that first? Is there a way to just upload them to the reply from my computer. Thanks in advance and I look forward to sharing. One of the sets I have are from the observation deck at City Hall looking out in all directions. At least 12 shots from there.

Yes, you need to upload your photographs to a photo sharing site (I use imageshack)
but even then some people have issues posting photos to this forum.

Several people here (notably 3940dxer) will be more than willing to help if you run in to any difficulties.

Good luck! :)

ethereal_reality Apr 11, 2012 9:47 PM

Here's another 'mystery' photo from ebay. The only information given was 1920s Los Angeles.

I know there are several knowledgeable transit fans that visit the thread, and was hoping one could identify this odd looking contraption.

To me it looks like a trolley rear ended a car.



http://imageshack.us/a/img190/9540/a...sit1920sla.jpg
found on ebay

fhammon Apr 11, 2012 10:13 PM

Here's another one. Cool windows! I've never heard of these "gasoline powered rail buses" before.

Quote:

Gasoline Powered Mackeen Railroad Engine/Car c. 1908 -
While the depot to the left may be Lankershim Depot, is not as yet proven.
Great site: http://museumsanfernandovalley.blogs...1_archive.html

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...achreduced.jpg

Here's another interesting site on gasoline powered rail buses:

http://www.kinglyheirs.com/AbandonedRR/BuddRDC1.html

This one still exists in Nevada:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...tos/mckeen.jpg

http://steampunkworkshop.com/mckeen-motor-car

ethereal_reality Apr 11, 2012 11:02 PM

:previous: It looks like a Jules Verne design.

KevinW Apr 11, 2012 11:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fhammon (Post 5662123)
I would appreciate a little help here.
When I first moved to Los Angeles in '79 I took residence at this building on the corner of Wilshire Blvd. and Veteran in Westwood.
The address was 10990 Wilshire Blvd. A high-rise office building stands there now directly across Veteran from the Federal building.
Here you can see the ariel photo of the building just to the right of the Fed building across veteran Ave.:

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...-54-R3-25-ISLA

I would very much appreciate any more photos or stories that anybody can find about this building (I already know about Chris' Water Buffalo club - funny story/history)

When I lived there the main front business was The Who's Who Passport Photos with bar around the corner sporting the same name where I spent many blissful hours....

I believe the building was originally called The Barbizon or Barbazon Chateau.

My apt. was at the bay window, 2nd floor just to the right of the round tower. Jonathan Dayton co-director of Little Miss Sunshine lived across the hall from me then in the apartment with the square window, 2nd floor, far right. He was attending UCLA Film School and hired us musicians to play at "Kerckhoff Coffee House" being in charge then:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...os/WhosWho.jpg

This street photo is by Anne Laskey:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...LaskeyAnne.jpg

http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/D...wdate=&hidate=

I would appreciate if anybody could find more photos or history on this building.

I just found this one from 1968. Isn't that the building across from the highrises?:

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...-C26-ISLA?v=hr
USC Library

fhammon Apr 11, 2012 11:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KevinW (Post 5662972)
I just found this one from 1968. Isn't that the building across from the highrises?:

No but thanks. That's a good find anyhow because it shows that there were other similar buildings in the area.
"My" building was right on the corner or Wilshire Blvd and Veteran, catty-corner(sp?) from the Spanish American War Memorial that can just be made out looking like a white finger at the far left where Wilshire hits the edge of the photo.

fhammon Apr 11, 2012 11:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5662963)
:previous: It looks like a Jules Verne design.

Yessir! That spells Nautilus!

ethereal_reality Apr 11, 2012 11:56 PM

I don't remember seeing this photograph of Clifton's Brookdale Cafeteria.


http://imageshack.us/a/img213/2421/a...soldpicweb.jpg
http://cyclopeatron.blogspot.com/201...-cliftons.html

The interior of this branch at 648 S. Broadway was patterned after the Brookdale Lodge in the Santa Cruz Mountains
where Clifton spend time as a youth.


below: Clifton's inspiration....the interior of the Brookdale Lodge.
http://gregorybransontrentsghosthunt...ale-lodge.html

http://imageshack.us/a/img406/7080/a...pirebrookd.png



below: Interior of Clifton's Brookdale.

http://imageshack.us/a/img440/8469/a...orcliftons.jpg
http://www.newnownext.com/cliftons-c...dates/06/2011/


Supposedly the restaurant can be seen in the 1950 classic noir D.O.A. but I can't recollect the scene
(I haven't seen the movie in years).

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ethereal_reality Apr 12, 2012 12:14 AM

Here is the interior of Clifton's Brookdale as it looks today. -kitsch overload-

http://imageshack.us/a/img33/5485/aa...nsmain2web.jpg
http://cyclopeatron.blogspot.com/201...-cliftons.html

ethereal_reality Apr 12, 2012 12:23 AM

Helicopter over the Los Angeles Civic Center (no date).

http://imageshack.us/a/img190/3716/aakmpcebay1.jpg
found on ebay



http://imageshack.us/a/img189/4361/aakmpcebay1r.jpg
the photographer's stamp


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