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Earl Boebert Nov 19, 2012 8:39 PM

Mary Mallory has an article on the early Hollywood photographer Nelson Evans on Larry Harnisch's blog:

Evans' studio was at 6039 Hollywood Blvd. I couldn't get the search to come up with anything, but then I never seem able to :-(



rcarlton Nov 19, 2012 9:01 PM


Originally Posted by Earl Boebert (Post 5907013)
Mary Mallory has an article on the early Hollywood photographer Nelson Evans on Larry Harnisch's blog:

Evans' studio was at 6039 Hollywood Blvd. I couldn't get the search to come up with anything, but then I never seem able to :-(



Looks like it is next door to the Museum of Death. The building is a single story fronting Hollywood Blvd.

Google Earth took me to the back of the building which is 2-stories. All I see is a 3-D building render by GoogleEarth. You can see it from a block away and has large window in the back.

fhammon Nov 19, 2012 10:42 PM


Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5906118)

A group of electric rail passengers disembark to pick wild poppies.

I recognized this one right way.
It's a colorized photo of a bunch of people enjoying the flowers just outside of Rubio Canyon in what is now Altadena. The area was previously known as Las Flores by the Spanish for obvious reasons. You can see the electric rail line in the background that would take passengers to the funicular that ran up to Echo Mt.

That's Las Flores Canyon in the center top of the photo.

GaylordWilshire Nov 20, 2012 3:27 PM

A friend sent me this image from her computer, which she says was taken from a postcard (i.e., origin unknown), asking for an i.d. (she and I have
been discussing the area straddling Wilshire between about 1st and 7th streets). After a bit of digging, I found that it was the Towers Apartments.
When I came across the LAPL pic, in which the building looks forlorn and has an ominous sidewalk shed... I knew that it had to be gone...

BifRayRock Nov 20, 2012 5:34 PM

Wilshire Blvd. and Wilton Place.

1923 (looking east on Wilshire (?)) Digital

1929 -

1958 (SW corner of intersection)

1960 Digital Digital

Assume one of these roofs to the right belonged to the property at 3974 Wilshire Tom n Toms, formerly Charlie Chan's Printing. google

A couple doors west, ca., 1978

Further west from the other side of Wilton, 1978. (Getting awfully close to "4032" )

BifRayRock Nov 20, 2012 5:53 PM

Focusing attention to 4000 Wilshire, there was a large construction project for the United Insurance Company, aka "Unity Mutual" ca 1955. Digital

The building seems to have disappeared and been replaced by a more modest edifice currently occupied by the Social Security Administration. Wonder what prompted the replacement. Digital

tovangar2 Nov 20, 2012 7:43 PM

Harvey, Clements & Beelman at Wilshire and Western

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 5908065)
Wilshire Blvd. and Wilton Place.


Thx BiffRayRock for the Wilshire at Wilton pix. The Wilshire Professional Building (Arthur E. Harvey, 1929) on the north side of Wilshire and the Pellissier Building (Stiles O. Clements, 1931) on the south were such a great counterpoint to each other until Claud Beelman's undistinguished Getty Oil Headquarters Building (1961) totally skewed the scale of this section of Wilshire and almost completely blocked the view of the Pellissier from the west.

The twenty-three-story Getty Oil Headquarters/Mercury Insurance Building (3800 Wilshire at Western), flanked in the view above by the 13-story Wilshire Professional Building on the left and the 12-story Pellissier/Wiltern Building on the right.

Too bad the architect of the Eastern Columbia Building ended up wrecking such havoc on our other favorite green building.

ethereal_reality Nov 20, 2012 10:20 PM

...another 'mystery' house.



BifRayRock Nov 20, 2012 11:01 PM

Update: Sacatela Creek, aka Mariposa Sea:rolleyes:

Topic has been covered many times. See e.g.,
KCET revisited the subject here>
Writeup includes some illustrations seen in this forum and a topical google map and an amazingly detailed soil map (high resolution here>

ethereal_reality Nov 20, 2012 11:38 PM

I found this interesting piece of ephemera on ebay.

...which led me to this beautiful ad.

Here is Prince Axel arriving at LAX.

A short video,

that ends with a shot of this 'memorial' rock.

Does anyone know if this 'memorial' is still at LAX?

ethereal_reality Nov 20, 2012 11:45 PM

Later...TWA, among others, followed suit.


BifRayRock Nov 21, 2012 12:06 AM


Undated, 8929 Wilshire Boulevard, B. Hills Digital

(notice billboard in photo of Wilton 76 station?) ;)

GaylordWilshire Nov 21, 2012 1:06 AM

First stop, Winnipeg Airliners
The scene at "International Airport" (not "the International Airport," but simply "International Airport," as LAX was commonly referred to back then),
near midnight on November 14, 1954, prior to the inaugural flight.

ethereal_reality Nov 21, 2012 1:40 AM

:previous: GW, I wasn't aware the Ambassador Hotel had a French Room.

originally posted by GaylordWilshire

I found this after reading your post.
An early postcard of the Ambassador's French Room.

By the time of the 1954 trans-polar flight the French Room looked more like this. (the lattice work has survived)

Does anyone have a floor plan of the Ambassador? I'd like to see where this French Room was located.

BifRayRock Nov 21, 2012 2:07 AM

Alfonso Cevalo's Shoe Repairing. 112 S Broadway, late '20s

Los Angeles Past Nov 21, 2012 2:18 AM

:previous: Excellent! First time I've ever seen a picture of this side of the 100 block of S. Broadway from this angle. Wish I could find a similar shot of the other side of the street here! -Scott

BifRayRock Nov 21, 2012 2:21 AM

The source notes state the subject selling Liberty Magazines is standing in front of a North Broadway sandwich shop. Behind her is a wall sign pointing to the Court Flight entrance. Any idea which sandwich shop?

1937 (Likely October as that is the date of the Liberty Magazine.)

ethereal_reality Nov 21, 2012 2:27 AM


Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5907917)

I haven't seen this beautiful building before. Thank your friend for sharing it with us GW. :)

ethereal_reality Nov 21, 2012 2:43 AM

small......and sad.

post-apocalypic bunker hill :(

BifRayRock Nov 21, 2012 2:52 AM

"There were four theaters named Orpheum. The first at 125 S. Main Street; the second at 227 S. Spring Street; the third at 630 S. Broadway; and the fourth (and present one) at 842 S. Broadway. vvv

Don't recall seeing this image of the Orpheum. Date unspecified. Was there a significant addition or is it another case of trompe l'oeil?

Another view from the Orpheum site

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