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belmont bob Aug 9, 2013 1:31 AM

800
 
By the way ER, 800 pages…you really started something here…congrats....and thank you...

ethereal_reality Aug 9, 2013 1:32 AM

thanks belmont.


We've seen many images of the Earl Carroll Theater on Sunset but this is one of the most noirish that I've seen. (it could be a repeat)
http://imageshack.us/a/img833/7950/mr5o.jpg
http://martinturnbull.wordpress.com/...these-portals/

Sometimes I may seem repetitious to many of you, but I try to make the thread interesting to newcomers as well.
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belmont bob Aug 9, 2013 1:42 AM

being maudlin
 
just a little more sappy if you please...I mentioned in a post yesterday that this forum goes a long way in satisfying my need to relive the past. I spend much of my free time writing a family history as genealogy is a passion. And when I’m not working on that (which is less often than my wife would like) I’m checking out this and other LA history sites. But the main thing is that thanks to all of you who take the time to devote your efforts here, I can remember and cherish those wonderful moments of growing up in Los Angeles…

ethereal_reality Aug 9, 2013 1:59 AM

-an amazing bit of memorabilia.
http://imageshack.us/a/img833/6317/dhor.jpg
ebay

I think sopas_ej would find this especially interesting.

http://imageshack.us/a/img28/3037/9ivv.jpg
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CityBoyDoug Aug 9, 2013 2:45 AM

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Tetsu Aug 9, 2013 2:51 AM

Hey all, wanted to say hello and thank everyone for all of the amazing photos and info in this thread. Now that I've read through every page, I'm gonna stop being a "lurker" and try to be as active a contributor as possible. I feel like my knowledge may pale in comparison to most of the "regulars" here but I think there's a few things I can add to the thread. Sure hope so anyway!

ethereal_reality Aug 9, 2013 3:06 AM

:previous: Welcome Tetsu! -looking forward to future posts from you.
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ethereal_reality Aug 9, 2013 3:16 AM

CityBoyDoug, sadly your 'costar' from 'Day of the Locust' passed away today. :(

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...le-dies-431637

Krell58 Aug 9, 2013 3:28 AM

800 pages!! ER congrats, and did you think it would be so popular?

One question for those who lived there, how was TV reception around the city during the 50's, 60's, and 70's?

westcork Aug 9, 2013 3:46 AM

Monrovia
 
This house was originally located at the northwest corner of Myrtle and Foothill in Monrovia. Its present (1982) location is 626 W. Colorado in Monrovia. It was built in 1887 by C.Z. Culver and shortly afterward sold to Mrs. Catherine Wilson. The house was moved circa 1921 to 116 W. White Oak Avenue and circa 1925 to 626 W. Colorado.

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics06/00022790.jpg
LAPL


http://imageshack.us/a/img42/5686/mcow.jpg
Google


http://imageshack.us/a/img196/5530/f22i.jpg
Google

Lwize Aug 9, 2013 4:21 AM

640 Pages! WooHoo! ;)

CityBoyDoug Aug 9, 2013 4:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6226265)
CityBoyDoug, sadly your 'costar' from 'Day of the Locust' passed away today. :(

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/new...le-dies-431637

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Lorendoc Aug 9, 2013 5:59 AM

Congrats on 800 pages!
 
I am back somewhere in the 300s :uhh: but it is great to see that many of the original posters are still here, and big thanks to e_r for his devotion to the cause.

I will do another Lookout Mountain Inn post soon - 3940dxer and I prowled around the Lookout Mountain Park subdivision last week and we have some new info from the archives.

Lorendoc Aug 9, 2013 6:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Krell58 (Post 6226281)
800 pages!! ER congrats, and did you think it would be so popular?

One question for those who lived there, how was TV reception around the city during the 50's, 60's, and 70's?

Terrible! at least up here in the Hollywood Hills, and I'm on a ridge top. I remember Channel 2 always had ghosts, and Channel 7 required antenna contortions to see even faintly. Now, with my Time-Warner Cable TV, I don't see channel 2 at all. Progress!

Wig-Wag Aug 9, 2013 6:44 AM

Deadman Siphon
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6226102)
1923
http://imageshack.us/a/img836/9840/9cp4.jpg
ebay

http://imageshack.us/a/img199/77/xpi9.jpg

I am so intrigued by the name 'Deadman Siphon'. Is anyone familiar with it's history? (all kinds of mysterious things come to mind)

ER, The name refers to Deadman Canyon: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/75899565 Also see: http://books.google.com/books?id=REd...Siphon&f=false

And: http://books.google.com/books?id=fau...Siphon&f=false

Cheers,
Jack

Beaudry Aug 9, 2013 10:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6214480)
AlvaroLegido, I didn't purchase the negatives so I can't enlarge it. -sorry:( I wish I could. (They're still for sale though)

I think Tovanger2 meant a photograph of the upper Angels Flight station before the columns and canopy to the left of the small office were destroyed. The black and white negatives are dated 1968 so that part of the station would be long gone.


below: The engaged columns you see on the office used to extend north (to the left in this photo) as real columns holding up a somewhat elaborate canopy that matched the station.

1968 or 69
http://imageshack.us/a/img818/5931/3m9a.jpg
ebay
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Like so?

http://www.electricearl.com/af/pavilion1910.jpg

(A ca 1910 image from the website that accompanies Jim Dawson's excellent book on the subject)

oldstuff Aug 9, 2013 2:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Krell58 (Post 6226281)
800 pages!! ER congrats, and did you think it would be so popular?

One question for those who lived there, how was TV reception around the city during the 50's, 60's, and 70's?

We live in Burbank, up against the Verdugos so our reception was terrible. We would get Channel 2 (CBS), Channel 4 (NBC) and partly Channel 5 (Local) All the signals came from Mt Wilson and we were in the shadow of the hills from that. Our only clear signal came from Mt Lee in Griffith Park where the towers for 2 and 4 were located. There was one for channel 5 there as well but on the southern side so that from our house, everyone on channel 5 had three heads. (somewhat disconcerting) My cousins lived on the "flats" in Burbank and could get Channel 7 (ABC) and local stations channels 11 & 13. They could see shows we had never heard of. We felt deprived. We got cable in the late 60s and things improved but then you had to pay for it.

ethereal_reality Aug 9, 2013 3:15 PM

A M A Z I N G find Beaudry. I had no idea the upper Angeles Flight station was so beautiful. You made my day. :)
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...also, thanks for the information on 'Deadman Siphon' Wig-Wag. -much appreciated-

link provided by Jack
http://imageshack.us/a/img826/9021/m6du.jpg
http://books.google.com/books?id=REd...Siphon&f=false

Now you've piqued my interest in Deadman's sister siphon, the 8,060 foot Soledad.
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ethereal_reality Aug 9, 2013 3:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lorendoc (Post 6226404)
Now, with my Time-Warner Cable TV, I don't see channel 2 at all. Progress!

LOL, very funny.

ethereal_reality Aug 9, 2013 3:54 PM

While searching for images of the Soledad Siphon I came across this nice looking topographical map of the Los Angeles area.

1912
http://imageshack.us/a/img802/741/b41r.jpg
http://oac.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/hb4t1nb32r/?brand=oac4


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