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ethereal_reality Jan 2, 2017 5:21 PM

Or they fed the cottonseed meal to the steers.(see 1917 advertisment shown below)

:previous: & perhaps the short word obstructed by the trellis (behind cottonseed) could be "Fed"?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/e3deQJ.jpg
1917 ad from http://www.ebay.ie/itm/1917-INTERSTA...IAAOxyTMdTKZ4E

Blaster Jan 2, 2017 5:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JeffDiego (Post 7665213)

Also brings to mind the "Tamara Bane Gallery" on Melrose not far from Fairfax. I don't know if it still exists. It was a large and prosperous-looking gallery filled to the brim with huge "aggressively sexual" paintings of women, most of them either nude with spike heels or in various kinds of bondage outfits.

I remember the Tamara Bane Gallery but I think it is gone or has moved. It sold a lot of art by Olivia (Olivia De Beradinis) whose stuff was pervasive in the 80's.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olivia_De_Berardinis

ethereal_reality Jan 2, 2017 7:18 PM

A startling and enigmatic photograph.

The only information is Watts #38

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...921/EdLnNo.jpg
http://tsutpen.blogspot.com/2016/06/watts-38.html

so many questions...

Is the guy on the ground dead?

who's the young man using the movie camera?

does the video exist?
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GaylordWilshire Jan 2, 2017 8:00 PM

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/z_...ndQ=w1366-h768
WBH



When I began my surveys of Berkeley Square, St. James Park, Westmoreland Place, Windsor Square, Fremont Place, and Wilshire Boulevard--so far, about 500 dwellings--I never expected to find much in the way of illustrations of the lost houses. Surprisingly, only a few have remained in the shadows. Once in a while a spectacular new image of one of the more obscure houses turns up. While I'd found distant, murky views of 2721 Wilshire--once at the northeast corner of Wilshire and Lafayette Park Place--it wasn't until I was looking through an old file of undated, unidentified houses on an old stick that I realized I'd already found an overlooked gem...seen above. (Note the "Benton Boulevard" sign at right--Benton being the original designation of Lafayette Park Place on the greensward's east border--Benton is also said to have been nearly chosen over "Wilshire" as the subdivision's main drag, btw. Nice enough name, but without the lilt of "Wilshire," I'd say.)


More of the story of 2721 Wilshire is here: https://wilshireboulevardhouses.blog...e-see-our.html


In the image above, the more humble 2715 Wilshire--built by actor-married-to-a-Banning Gilbert Gardner, the same man who built 2721--sits to the right. It spent its last eight or so years in the morning shadow of the Bryson before it and 2721 were moved to new locations in 1921.


More of the story of 2715 Wilshire is here: https://wilshireboulevardhouses.blog...e-see-our.html


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/iO...3Iw=w1366-h768

Blaster Jan 2, 2017 8:19 PM

Gaylord, thanks for your extensive research. I live in Windsor Square so I walk and drive past these houses every day. It's fun to single one out, then go home and check out its history on your website.

odinthor Jan 2, 2017 8:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7665498)
Or they fed the cottonseed meal to the steers.(see 1917 advertisment shown below)

:previous: & perhaps the short word obstructed by the trellis (behind cottonseed) could be "Fed"?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/e3deQJ.jpg
1917 ad from http://www.ebay.ie/itm/1917-INTERSTA...IAAOxyTMdTKZ4E

Ah, here we go--it's a combo:

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/...ps2youdvfg.jpg
San Bernardino Sun, May 15, 1935.

Hmm, somehow my bright red underlining went gray!

GaylordWilshire Jan 2, 2017 8:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7665596)
A startling and enigmatic photograph.

The only information is Watts #38

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...921/EdLnNo.jpg
http://tsutpen.blogspot.com/2016/06/watts-38.html

so many questions...

Is the guy on the ground dead?

who's the young man using the movie camera?

does the video exist?
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Very interesting view--well, I know newshounds will practically walk on a body, dead or alive, for a scoop, but I'm hoping this one has at least called the cops before filming... the car is a '55 Mercury, which appears to have hit something hard and thrown the driver out... Although I'm not so sure this is vintage...looks staged...and if people carried little belt-purses around in 1955 or 1965, what was in them?

ethereal_reality Jan 2, 2017 8:48 PM

:previous: thanks for the follow-up GW.

I hadn't really thought about the thing attached to his belt.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...921/6dbjaQ.jpg
detail

below: and here's a closer look at the electric box on the utility pole. (I lightened it a bit)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...924/dLYO1s.jpg
detail

# # # # # # # # # # # # # #




A bit more on 'La Fleur de Pico Nursery'.

This is British expat Mr. Newman, supervisor at La Fleur de Pico Nursery in the 1950s.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/DKXpyG.jpg
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...e9004ed57c.jpg

"The house behind Mr. Newman on Purdue Avenue was on the property of the nursery, where he lived."

I had no idea anyone lived on the property!


below: Do you think Mr. Newman's bungalow is visible in Hoss' aerial?
Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7665196)
http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...eurDePico2.jpg
Historic Aerials

In 1947, the area bounded by Sawtelle Boulevard, Purdue Avenue, W Pico Boulevard and Tennessee Avenue looked like this.

:previous:but I'm not sure which street is Purdue Ave. here.
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Earl Boebert Jan 2, 2017 10:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7665670)
:previous: thanks for the follow-up GW.

I hadn't really thought about the thing attached to his belt.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...921/6dbjaQ.jpg
detail

[snip]

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Looks a lot like a pager to me.

Cheers,

Earl

JeffDiego Jan 3, 2017 12:22 AM

tamara Bane Gallery
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Blaster (Post 7665511)
I remember the Tamara Bane Gallery but I think it is gone or has moved. It sold a lot of art by Olivia (Olivia De Beradinis) whose stuff was pervasive in the 80's.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olivia_De_Berardinis

Hi Blaster:

I googled Tamara Blane Gallery and came across an article about a multi-million dollar "fraud" judgement against the owner (who owned a lot of other "business entities") by a Japanese artist who seemed to specialize in large prints of "female sex robots."
Whatever. May all the parties involved rest in peace, wherever they may be.

John Maddox Roberts Jan 3, 2017 12:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by unihikid (Post 7665327)
Funny you should mention that! about 4 yrs ago me and my friend went to every single norms..someone contacted us and we were to be in a Norms Commercial that never happened..but here is me and Keenan Herr at Norms Pico. https://youtu.be/N3F1ZrNmFxc

Thanks for this, Unihikid! Now I have a face to associate with your great posts!

ethereal_reality Jan 3, 2017 2:00 AM

:previous: Thanks for the links tovangar2. I had no idea about the Japanese-American community in Sawtelle. Quite an amazing history.
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ethereal_reality Jan 3, 2017 2:34 AM

'mystery' church.

A group of men standing in front of a Los Angeles Osteopathic Association float, 1920s.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/I6Tnc9.jpg
ebay

I've gone through the First Christian Churches in the LAPL archive but none seem to match the church the float is parked in front of.




Here's the information on the reverse of the photo. (I believe some writing at the top has been cut off)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/qwo4IO.jpg

"Third from the left"

"of Los Angeles Calif"

"N E A July 192(?)"

ethereal_reality Jan 3, 2017 2:57 AM

'mystery' street

"Injured sailor, Long Beach CA, 1950s."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/whaS8T.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-8x1...AAAOSw-itXti-h

hmmm....I wonder if the sailors were coming from that Beer hall across the street.


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tovangar2 Jan 3, 2017 3:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7665670)
"The house behind Mr. Newman on Purdue Avenue was on the property of the nursery, where he lived."

I had no idea anyone lived on the property!


below: Do you think Mr. Newman's bungalow is visible in Hoss' aerial?

:previous:but I'm not sure which street is Purdue Ave. here.
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A guess:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/6E...fmU=w1366-h768
hossc


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Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7665844)
:previous: Thanks for the links tovangar2. I had no idea about the Japanese-American community in Sawtelle. Quite an amazing history.
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Little Osaka is a great place to spend an afternoon. Hashimoto Nursery still has the most fragrant Narcissus to help celebrate the New Year

SLO Jan 3, 2017 4:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by unihikid (Post 7665327)
Funny you should mention that! about 4 yrs ago me and my friend went to every single norms..someone contacted us and we were to be in a Norms Commercial that never happened..but here is me and Keenan Herr at Norms Pico. https://youtu.be/N3F1ZrNmFxc

Thats great, you never know how long they'll be around. I was at that Norms within the last six months. Seems like Norms could work in a concentrated mixed use area.

Mstimc Jan 3, 2017 4:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7665880)
'mystery' street

"Injured sailor, Long Beach CA, 1950s."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/whaS8T.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-8x1...AAAOSw-itXti-h

hmmm....I wonder if the sailors were coming from that Beer hall across the street.


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Interesting....when I was in the NG, we were taught never to put our hands in our trouser pockets while in uniform. And this from a full Commander no less!:shrug::shrug:

austlar1 Jan 3, 2017 5:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mstimc (Post 7665947)
Interesting....when I was in the NG, we were taught never to put our hands in our trouser pockets while in uniform. And this from a full Commander no less!:shrug::shrug:

The sailors were still wearing dress blues with 13 buttons when this picture was taken. Nice.

CityBoyDoug Jan 3, 2017 6:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by austlar1 (Post 7665978)
The sailors were still wearing dress blues with 13 buttons when this picture was taken. Nice.

Sailors in dress blue uniform are still wearing 13 button trousers in 2017.
Tradition is hard to change in the Navy.

The famous dress blue trousers made their debut in the early 19th century as part of an effort to develop uniformity within the enlisted ranks while creating a distinct appearance. Bell-bottoms are easily distinguishable.

In 1817, after 42 years of confusion over enlisted men's attire, the War Department finally dared to enforce a uniform regulation for its rag-clad naval force, demanding that enlisted men wear "blue jackets and trousers, red vest with yellow buttons and a black hat."

Few people know it but the bell-bottom trousers are actually fixed tight to the body by shoe-string laces in the back.

Lorendoc Jan 3, 2017 7:19 AM

Jitterbugs
 
Browsing some more through the Daily News archives just now, I found a picture that reminded me of the discussion of the "staged/not staged" photo at Ciro's:

http://i.imgur.com/I8hUwCj.jpg
UCLA Special Collections

The caption was: "Overhead view of crowded auditorium during Jitterbug Dance contest Los Angeles, Calif., 1939."

With all that motion artifact, the scene must have been really alive. It looks like there were multiple simultaneous exhibitions, as groups of people are looking in different directions at different dancers. Does anyone know how these contests worked? In the center of the photo, is that a loudspeaker suspended above the (amazingly well-dressed) crowd?

A search of Newspapers.com revealed there were at least a dozen jitterbug contests big enough to be mentioned in the Times at various places all over Los Angeles, Venice, and Long Beach in 1939.

Where was this venue? The only legible sign is a banner for Central Chevrolet, which was on E 7th, downtown.

Looking more closely at the decorative motifs of the chandelier (center top), a bell rang:

http://i.imgur.com/6mF15Bm.jpg

But, interior views of the Shrine Auditorium don't match this place at all. Google Image Search came to the rescue:

http://i.imgur.com/v7AYq9I.jpg
Google

...which is the Shrine Expo Hall, not the main auditorium itself.

So this particular jitterbug contest was probably the one in this Times article:

http://i.imgur.com/f5KDILm.jpg
LAT 4/15/39

Mary Pickford's audition was in the Chandler Building at 5364 Wilshire which I think has been mentioned on this thread before. I'm almost certain the camera-tavern next door has been seen here before:

http://i.imgur.com/6GUCGpq.jpg
GSV

Mary Pickford was pushing 50 and had retired as an actress (although not as a producer). It seems odd that she would be involved in a dance craze among people half her age.


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