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mdiederi Apr 7, 2012 9:10 PM

Did a search and didn't find this photo so thought I'd post it since it was in
the paper about a week ago. It's part of an exhibition of photos by Pedro E.
Guerrero, who was Frank Lloyd Wright's personal photographer, that runs
April 5 to 25 at Woodbury University Hollywood Gallery, 6518 Hollywood Blvd.

George Sturges House
449 N. Skyewiay Rd
Brentwood
Frank Lloyd Wright, architect
built 1939
L.A. Historic Cultural Monument #577

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6...45dd969970b-pi
Pedro E. Guerrero, 1947
Silver gelatin print courtesy Edward Cella Art + Architecture.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/home...tographer.html

Quote:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Sturges_House
The Sturges House is the only structure in Southern California built
in the modern style Wright called Usonian design.
Other Wright homes in the area were built in the 1920s with interlocking,
pre-cast concrete blocks, which he named "textile block" style, and seen in
such homes as the Ennis House.
The house is currently privately owned by Jack Larson, who played the reporter
Jimmy Olsen in the TV series The Adventures of Superman.

unihikid Apr 7, 2012 9:15 PM

will do,:banana: here are shots of the various parties in the back yard of kenwood[IMG]http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m.../Candy/054.jpg[/IMG] my aunt dolores is on the right

[IMG]http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m.../Candy/087.jpg[/IMG] granny in the grey dress,and aunt eugenia in the yellow

[IMG]http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m.../Candy/058.jpg[/IMG] and aunt mildred aunt eugenia and granny getting ready for some party

i just love mid 50s color shots so here are a couple in front of kenwood
[IMG]http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m.../Candy/002.jpg[/IMG] aunt mildred holding my cousin trena, dad talking to cousin tony and the bowtie outfit is my uncles first wife,i want to figure out what kind of red convertable that is

[IMG]http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m.../Candy/028.jpg[/IMG] dinner on me at little joes to the person who figures out where the "Beeach" house was,granny is with aunt dolores at the candys house in 1961,hopefully the mountain range will help

unihikid Apr 7, 2012 9:33 PM

now that i think about it lets make it dinner at little joes and coffee at ships,we went to ships on lacienega and olympic on my 10th birthday and the only thing i remember about it was i had the chance to toast my own toast at the table,they had toasters at every table which i thought was super cool.

Steve Hoffman Apr 7, 2012 10:03 PM

Really nice personal pics, thanks so much!

unihikid Apr 7, 2012 10:20 PM

thanks steve,i think i sold a couple of predictas to you and a rca flip top b/w tv set along time ago(the one that looks like a coffee table)

jg6544 Apr 7, 2012 10:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by unihikid (Post 5657817)
[IMG]http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m.../Candy/095.jpg[/IMG]

I hope i did it right,here is a photo of the bullocks wilshire lobby christmas 1945. I found it in my grandmothers things,she worked for Kate Winnet Candy,who's dad was one of the founders of Bullocks and whos husband became the president in the early 50s,if this works ill upload more on the Candy's


Photo by Me

Love this picture! I have a book about Bullock's-Wilshire. It was past its prime when I moved to L.A., so I never got to see the interior - great regret.

rick m Apr 8, 2012 12:46 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5656225)
Here is an impressive photograph of the Hall of Justice I found while searching for the identity of the Central Junior High School (thx again G_W).


http://imageshack.us/a/img833/2232/a...usticeblog.jpg
http://www.calisphere.universityofcalifornia.edu/

above: The sheer size of this building tells me that there must have been a light court in the center. Does anyone know?
I'm going to dig up some aerials and see what I can find out.







below: I've never noticed this building 'squeezed' between the Hall of Justice and the tunnel.

http://imageshack.us/a/img443/2598/a...sticeblog2.jpg
calisphere detail

Say E.R.-- building squeezed in next to Broadway Tunnel was the Alhambra Hotel- see the image on LAPL site where it got moved across the street prior to Justice Bldng's existence--using horses!

Steve Hoffman Apr 8, 2012 2:38 AM

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Originally Posted by unihikid (Post 5658244)
thanks steve,i think i sold a couple of predictas to you and a rca flip top b/w tv set along time ago(the one that looks like a coffee table)

I've never owned a Predicta but I do have an RCA Flip Top that I bought from another Steve (lives in Ventura area). You might have sold it to him and he to me! It's in my living room.

unihikid Apr 8, 2012 2:51 AM

i think he (the other steve) told me the same thing,i found it at Nicks Metropolis on LaBrea and the only thing wrong with it was the cord was getting worn down,but it worked just fine,i hope your enjoying it.

Steve Hoffman Apr 8, 2012 3:26 AM

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Originally Posted by unihikid (Post 5658407)
i think he (the other steve) told me the same thing,i found it at Nicks Metropolis on LaBrea and the only thing wrong with it was the cord was getting worn down,but it worked just fine,i hope your enjoying it.

I am enjoying it. It's a real conversation stopper. I ask people to try and guess what it is. When I open the thing and the TV comes out on springs, jaws drop open. Steve fixed it up so it works like the day it was made.

rcarlton Apr 8, 2012 3:32 PM

Here is a picture of the Alhambra Hotel. According to LAPL it was shot in 1923.

http://jpg2.lapl.org/spnb1/00017403.jpg LAPL

The Alhambra Hotel is moved across the street by the Kress House Moving Co. A sign explains the move. The hotel was 6 stories high, and weighed 11,000 tons.

I couldn't tease anything out of the sign at this resolution.

Moxie Apr 8, 2012 4:42 PM

Hi All!

I stumbled upon your page recently while doing some research and have been thoroughly enjoying making my way through the (now) 360 pages of it (you were at 354 when I started). I wanted to thank you for all the amazing images you’ve posted, and plan to keep visiting regularly in the future. I’ll admit that I haven’t had time to read all your conversations yet, but I’ve bookmarked a few dozen pages that I want to re-visit as soon as I can. While it is disappointing to know that so much of Los Angeles’ architectural legacy has been torn down, it’s equally wonderful to see both a then AND now picture.

As part of my introduction of myself, I thought I’d also tell you a bit about the project some friends and I are working on -- tracking down and mapping all the filming locations of the 1980’s CBS TV show “Scarecrow and Mrs. King”. In many ways it’s a much more narrow focus than you have here, but we also get to identify the sprinkling of footage from D.C. and stock footage from various times and places. We’ve found more than 300 locations now, with lots more left to find. Once we get the 4th and final season on DVD (presumably next March) we should be able to locate everything, just in time for the show’s 30th Anniversary in October 2013. That’s the plan, anyway. ;)

SMK did quite a bit of filming in Hancock Park, at Griffith Park, and down by the Santa Fe train yards/warehouses/bridges, along with visiting numerous places surrounding Los Angeles (they liked Marina Del Rey and Pasadena, in particular). Once we’ve got S4 we’ll have some nice interior shots of The Biltmore and an episode that featured Chinatown as well. Yes, lots of variety. :) If you’d like to see our full Filming Locations thread, here’s the link (we’re only on page 31): http://scarecrowandmrskingforum.yuku...1#.T33Zi47lXbk

Moxie Apr 8, 2012 4:47 PM

Many of the locations SMK used you have already discussed here, and I thought you might like some mid-80’s reference images to add to the collection. So I’ll post some screencaps with the episode titles and original airdates…starting with a couple that are no longer with us….


Perino’s

http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/u...m/Perinos1.jpg
http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/u...adiesRoom1.jpg
http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/u...adiesRoom2.jpg
:previous:“Service Above and Beyond” (Nov. 21, 1983)


http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/u...nos_lobby1.jpg
http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/u...nos_lobby2.jpg
http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/u...m/Perinos2.jpg
:previous:“Welcome to America, Mr. Brand” (Oct. 21, 1985)


The Ambassador Hotel

http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/u...mbassador4.jpg
http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/u...mbassador5.jpg
:previous:“The Triumverate” (Feb. 10, 1986)

http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/u...mbassador2.jpg
http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/u...mbassador3.jpg
:previous:“Dead Men Leave No Trails” (Mar. 31, 1986)

All credits for the images go to Warner Brothers and Shoot the Moon Productions. :)

3940dxer Apr 8, 2012 6:49 PM

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Originally Posted by unihikid (Post 5658116)
Thanks everyone, dad was a great guy and we miss him.Here is a dinner at cliftons,im pretty sure its the one on broadway,this looks to be around 1947
[IMG]http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m.../Candy/085.jpg[/IMG]

unihikid, I really enjoyed your recent posts -- especially this photo inside Cliftons. What a great looking family, and it's nice to get an inside look at Cliftons from back then. Thanks for joining the thread!

3940dxer Apr 8, 2012 6:56 PM

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Originally Posted by rcarlton (Post 5658687)
Here is a picture of the Alhambra Hotel. According to LAPL it was shot in 1923...The Alhambra Hotel is moved across the street by the Kress House Moving Co. A sign explains the move. The hotel was 6 stories high, and weighed 11,000 tons.

I couldn't tease anything out of the sign at this resolution.

I dug up an L.A. Times article from March 25, 1923 that talks about moving buildings in general and has a lot of details about the Alhambra Hotel move. Resolution isn't the best, but there's a lot of interesting info, if you read through it.

http://wwww.dkse.net/david/Moving/Ambassador.move.1.jpg

http://wwww.dkse.net/david/Moving/Ambassador.move.2.jpg

unihikid Apr 8, 2012 6:59 PM

thanks david,we had one of the south seas,they were at a long table,im trying to find that one,but i love this pic too,esp the color or lack there off lol. l-r aunt mildred,aunt eugenia,granny,aunt dolores(birthday girl),dad,and papa.this was right before my uncle who is not pictured found my grandfather making out with my grandmothers half sister....they divorced in 1953.Also papas(granddad) first wife was zora neale hurston.

3940dxer Apr 8, 2012 7:06 PM

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Originally Posted by 3940dxer (Post 5641322)
In the older days of L.A. moving buildings was fairly common. I think that back then, construction costs (and thus the value of the structures themselves) were relatively higher compared the land itself and so it was worth moving rather than demolishing one, if it was in the way of something. Here's a photo we've seen here before. This large building was being moved when it got stuck at Cahuenga and Whitley Terrace.

http://wwww.dkse.net/david/la0828moving2jjournal2a.jpg
http://photos.lapl.org/

I found the original Times article that accompanied this photo, dated March 14, 1951. Was really glad to find it, as I have been wondering just what the story was behind this odd photo. Though the backup itself is not seen in the image, this was biggest traffic jam in L.A. to date, according to the article.

http://wwww.dkse.net/david/Moving/Cahuenga.move.jpg
http://www.latimes.com/

austlar1 Apr 8, 2012 7:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by unihikid (Post 5658824)
thanks david,we had one of the south seas,they were at a long table,im trying to find that one,but i love this pic too,esp the color or lack there off lol. l-r aunt mildred,aunt eugenia,granny,aunt dolores(birthday girl),dad,and papa.this was right before my uncle who is not pictured found my grandfather making out with my grandmothers half sister....they divorced in 1953.Also papas(granddad) first wife was zora neale hurston.

I love the clothes your family is wearing, especially the women. It is so picture perfect early to mid 1950s. That was when I grew up and I remember when women took the time and trouble to dress so neatly in such pretty clothes. I guess that is not likely to happen again any time soon.

rcarlton Apr 8, 2012 10:34 PM

Thanks to WS1911 here are some pictures of the Alhambra Hotel shortly after it decided to move around LA.

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...CHS-36546?v=hr USC Digital Library

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...CHS-43832?v=hr USC Digital Library

Photograph of an birdseye view of the Alhambra Hotel after it was moved, 1924. The six-story hotel can be seen in the background and rests on a series of metal girders. In the foreground, workers can be seen near where the hotel used to be. Utility wires can be seen at right. A sign on the bottom story of the hotel reads: "This 6-story re-enforced concrete building 60 x 123 feet, weighing 11,000 tons - was moved 130 feet sideways by the Kress House Moving Company of Los Angeles."

rcarlton Apr 8, 2012 11:04 PM

I don't recall these pictures of City Hall (Oops, lousy memory, we had visited this photos last in 2009, time for a revisit):

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...CHS-31220?v=hr USC Digital Library

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...CHS-36632?v=hr USC Digital Library

Photograph of an exterior view of Los Angeles City Hall under construction, showing framework for the entire building, 1928. City Hall sits at center, with all but its lowest stories defined by an open framework of beams. A white facade has been applied to the ground level of the building, as well as to portions of the right side. Other buildings of downtown can be seen in the foreground and to the left, including the "Bank of Italy. International Branch" and the "[L]os Angeles [Dai]ly Journal".


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