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tovangar2 Dec 25, 2016 6:32 AM

Yuletide
 
For those of you who are devotees of the Julian calendar, I hope you have as merry a Christmas as my Winter Solstice turned out to be. Happy Yuletide ("wheel turn").

Santa Rosa Avenue, Altadena (1960)
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Pt...8R4=w1366-h768
waterandpower

A prior from MartinPal

CityBoyDoug Dec 25, 2016 10:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7660861)
For those of you who are devotees of the Julian calendar, I hope you have as merry a Christmas as my Winter Solstice turned out to be. Happy Yuletide.

Santa Rosa Avenue, Altadena (1960)
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Pt...366-h768-rw-no
waterandpower

My aunt drove me down this street when I was about 9 years old....the scale is quite daunting for a child.

I generally follow the Xiuhpohualli calendar ...fixed (365 days) Pre-Columbian (Aztec) ...its very reliable and never lets you down.

Cheers everyone in the New Year....whatever year you follow.

HossC Dec 25, 2016 7:28 PM

Merry Christmas to everyone on NLA.

Here's a 1953 image showing 4432 Forman Avenue in Toluca Lake (just north of Universal Studios) decorated for the season.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original
LAPL

Even at Christmas, I couldn't resist a "now" shot :).

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original
GSV

CityBoyDoug Dec 25, 2016 8:21 PM

Christmas Morning 1952
 
Los Angeles County Jail - Christmas Morning 1952

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...pszglmm3fp.jpg
neatoramadotcom

tovangar2 Dec 25, 2016 10:06 PM

Here's something a tad more cheerful. The 77th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade (2008)

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-K...vn0=w1366-h768
lapl

Bristolian Dec 25, 2016 10:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 7659974)

Citizen's National at 2745 W. Manchester Blvd. http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...k.jpg~original



The remains of the 5th Ave Theatre can be seen in this 2012 GSV. The theatre still stands today but has been painted over to almost completely hide the lettering

http://i.imgur.com/PQR40YC.png?1GSV

Merry Christmas and/or happy holidays to all!

Lomara Dec 25, 2016 11:12 PM

Christmas Tree Lane Altadena
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7660861)
For those of you who are devotees of the Julian calendar, I hope you have as merry a Christmas as my Winter Solstice turned out to be. Happy Yuletide.

Santa Rosa Avenue, Altadena (1960)
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Pt...366-h768-rw-no
waterandpower

Am I the only one who can't view any images hosted at googleusercontent.com in Firefox on my mac? I have to open every post by tovangar2 in chrome to view images. None of the image links have a file extension (.jpg,.png, .gif,. bmp, etc), so the images don't show up because Firefox doesn't find them)

Image issues aside, I thought I'd share a dashcam video I made of Christmas Tree lane two years ago.

Merry Christmas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueDQCKKlGHE

Video Link

HossC Dec 25, 2016 11:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lomara (Post 7661075)

Am I the only one who can't view any images hosted at googleusercontent.com in Firefox on my mac? I have to open every post by tovangar2 in chrome to view images. None of the image links have a file extension (.jpg,.png, .gif,. bmp, etc), so the images don't show up because Firefox doesn't find them)

They don't show up in Firefox for Windows either. I have the same problem with GW's recent images too. It's looks like Firefox is now planning to support .webp images (Google's own file format which is being used by googleusercontent.com), but I can't find a date when this will happen.

Lomara Dec 25, 2016 11:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7661083)
They don't show up in Firefox for Windows either. I have the same problem with GW's recent images too. It's looks like Firefox is now planning to support .webp images (Google's own file format which is being used by googleusercontent.com), but I can't find a date when this will happen.

Thanks for that info HossC. I'll just keep chrome open on the side for now until Mozilla adds support for .webp.

LA Kitty Kat Dec 25, 2016 11:43 PM

Nice memories
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lomara (Post 7661075)
Am I the only one who can't view any images hosted at googleusercontent.com in Firefox on my mac? I have to open every post by tovangar2 in chrome to view images. None of the image links have a file extension (.jpg,.png, .gif,. bmp, etc), so the images don't show up because Firefox doesn't find them)

Image issues aside, I thought I'd share a dashcam video I made of Christmas Tree lane two years ago.

Merry Christmas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueDQCKKlGHE

Video Link

I remember my father driving us to see this street as a child. It was quite special back in the sixties. Thank you, Lomara, for posting it.

I, too, am having trouble with images not showing up. I'm on a Mac using Safari.

Merry Christmas to everyone!

LA Kitty Kat Dec 25, 2016 11:47 PM

Thanks, HossC, I just saw your response to Lomara.

odinthor Dec 26, 2016 12:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lomara (Post 7661075)
Am I the only one who can't view any images hosted at googleusercontent.com in Firefox on my mac? I have to open every post by tovangar2 in chrome to view images. None of the image links have a file extension (.jpg,.png, .gif,. bmp, etc), so the images don't show up because Firefox doesn't find them)

[...]

My IE 11 on Windows 7 doesn't show them either.

Johnland Dec 26, 2016 1:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sopas ej (Post 4305111)
Here's the evolution (or devolution) of the 3rd St. Tunnel area of Bunker Hill:

3rd and Hill, 1901
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00008/00008530.jpg

3rd and Hill, 1903
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00008/00008585.jpg

3rd and Hill, circa 1910
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00008/00008586.jpg

3rd and Hill, circa late 1920s
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00008/00008549.jpg

3rd and Hill, 1930s
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00008/00008534.jpg

3rd and Hill, 1950
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00008/00008552.jpg

3rd and Hill, late 1960s
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00008/00008548.jpg

3rd and Hill, 1978
http://jpg2.lapl.org/spnb2/00017537.jpg

3rd and Hill, 1986
http://jpg2.lapl.org/spnb2/00017538.jpg

All pics from lapl.org

I haven't been to LA yet, but I am so intrigued by the history of the city. Especially Bunker Hill. These great pics, to me, show the fascinating change that has taken place. Downtown would be far more interesting had Bunker Hill remained.

CityBoyDoug Dec 26, 2016 1:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Johnland (Post 7661105)
I haven't been to LA yet, but I am so intrigued by the history of the city. Especially Bunker Hill. These great pics, to me, show the fascinating change that has taken place. Downtown would be far more interesting had Bunker Hill remained.

Interesting point Johnland. The Bunker Hill area was at one time rather suburban. As time went on, the BH area became downtown LA. As a result the BH land became worth millions of dollars per acre. As they say, something had to give.

ethereal_reality Dec 26, 2016 2:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7660748)

One of the only interesting buildings near the WLA Civic Center is the old Masonic Lodge, built in 1925-26 by Buckeye W[illiam] Asa Hudson (1890-1975), at Santa Monica and Butler, the next block west from the library. The two floors of lodge rooms sat on a retail base. Now sadly diminished, although well-maintained, it's been home to The Village Recording Studio since 1968.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Yh...366-h768-rw-no
gsv

T2, surprisingly a good portion of the fraternal spaces have survived.



In the early 1960s the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi used the building as his Los Angeles centre for Transcendental Meditation.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...923/coWQH7.jpg
https://www.beatlesbible.com/people/...i-mahesh-yogi/

— several sources say the Beatles meditated in the large auditorium on the first floor.

More prosaically, the building was briefly used as a processing laboratory for color film.

As T2 mentioned earlier today, in 1968 it became 'The Village' Recording Studio.
'The Village' was founded by Geordie Hormel, grandson of the founder of Hormel, the meat-packing company.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...922/qsofYE.jpg
pinterest/findadeath








Geordie's first wife was actress/dancer Leslie Caron

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/H7A5AY.jpg
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/20829216997237146/





What a striking couple!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/Um9m5b.jpg
http://villagestudios.com/geordie-ho...recorder-1968/





below: In Hollywood, circa 1953

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/xPNoBV.jpg
http://www.gettyimages.in/detail/new...re-id592638145 the only unibrow at the premier

Geordie eventually married four times, and owned 'The Village' until his death in 2006.
__________________________--


Back to the building:


The former Masonic building looks impressive on 'The Village' website.(despite that awful cornice)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/LLz0gF.jpg
http://villagestudios.com/




But here's the real surprise.....take a look at the old Masonic meeting room.

Now it's known as the Moroccan Ballroom at 'The Village'.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/HEOCnI.jpghttp://villagestudios.com/moroccan-ballroom/




http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/fsARHI.jpg
http://villagestudios.com/moroccan-ballroom/

Stunning isn't it!

one last look.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/fFcOyX.jpg




And finally, here's the auditorium (where the Beatles supposedly meditated back in the 60s)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...922/JZwBFR.jpg
http://villagestudios.com/studios/auditorium/

The ceiling has been soundproofed but the lighting fixtures look original.



Here's the same view under a different lighting situation. (or aperture setting)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/qzy1Ga.jpg
http://villagestudios.com/studios/auditorium/



& take a look at this lighting fixture! -wow

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...924/2lYzQ8.jpg
http://villagestudios.com/studios/auditorium/
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If any one of you would like to make me really happy, find a photograph of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and/or the Beatles at this building.
I searched off and on all afternoon and found nothing.




info about the Beatles and film processing lab etc here:
http://www.soundonsound.com/music-bu...rs-los-angeles

:previous: Also mentions "numerous secret doors and passages"

sidenote:
I don't see how these beautiful interiors could have survived if the building had been used as a film processing lab.

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ethereal_reality Dec 26, 2016 3:48 AM

Does anyone remember when Griffith Park had bridges like the one below?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/ZNamXq.jpg
ebay


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/51o80u.jpg

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Flyingwedge Dec 26, 2016 4:14 AM

Amor Arms, 1759 N. Orchid Avenue, Hollywood
 
Here is the Amor Arms in May 2016:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...4.jpg~original

GSV


It has a rooftop sign for e_r!

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...j.jpg~original

Google Earth


The one-year-old Amor Arms can be seen just left of center in this 1928 photo:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...2.jpg~original

00071625 @ LAPL


The Amor Arms can also be seen to the right of the Santa and chimney in this November 21, 1929, image:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...h.jpg~original

00072161 @ LAPL


December 25, 1949, Los Angeles Times:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...f.jpg~original

ProQuest via LAPL


There's more about Alexander, who died less than a year later on November 4, 1950, here, here and here.

Lorendoc Dec 26, 2016 6:06 AM

Happy holidays
 
Wrong holiday, but here is a picture that only could have been taken in Los Angeles. Abe Lincoln leads a troop of WW I actor-veterans marching north on Spring past what I think is the State Building on Labor Day, 1937. Except for the sashes and doughboy helmets, they look like shop clerks.

The Times building looms patriotically in the distance.

http://i.imgur.com/fPZnMnr.jpg
UCLA Special Collections

unihikid Dec 26, 2016 5:12 PM

Merry Christmas to all, sorry im a day late.. I took the Amtrak from LA to Dallas which took a day and a half. Anyways here is Christmas 1954 IN COLOR!

http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...psu9avlhoi.jpg

Aunt Mildred and My Dad, This was taken in the living room of the family house on Kenwood.

Ten years later..Christmas 1964..

http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m.../Candy/096.jpg

These are my cousins, Tracy, Erin (who became a popular child star..Bad News Bears and Happy Days),Trena, Tony on her lap,and Leslie...Trena is Aunt Mildred's oldest.

and Finally June 1963.. See if you can find my Dad in this photo.

http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...syi8yoi2q.jpeg

This album was recorded during the summer of 63'..it was released on Nov 22nd and yeah it kinda tanked because of Kennedy, but its the best selling christmas album of all time.

http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...pstfhro6s6.png

And last but not least is Bullocks Wilshire Lobby 1942..Ive posted it every year since ive been apart of this great group. Hope you guys have a happy holiday.

http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m.../Candy/095.jpg

tovangar2 Dec 26, 2016 7:28 PM

Bob B Soxx & the Blue Jeans
 
Thank you unihikid for a GREAT post :-)

Seasons Greetings to you too. We celebrate everything from Solstice Eve on Dec 20th through January 6th (we've got three family birthdays in that time span too). A blowout.

Thx to your dad also:
Video Link


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