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Flyingwedge Aug 30, 2019 3:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bristolian (Post 8673070)


https://i.imgur.com/vvDiGG9.png?1
Screenshots from FX series "Snowfall"


Thanks for the "Snowfall" heads-up and the pics of the Baldwin Hills Oil Field House, Bristolian! :)

Behind the mailbox it looks like the address might be set into the brick wall. I had never seen a photo that showed that.

sopas ej Aug 30, 2019 3:38 AM

Broadway and Temple, downtown Los Angeles, 1932. My apologies if this picture has been posted before.
https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net...26&oe=5E0DC3DE
Yesterday's Print

Bristolian Aug 30, 2019 3:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 8673384)
Thanks for the "Snowfall" heads-up and the pics of the Baldwin Hills Oil Field House, Bristolian! :)

Behind the mailbox it looks like the address might be set into the brick wall. I had never seen a photo that showed that.

As you pointed out in your post, the house has no street address. For the television storyline, they gave an address of 5363 Stillwater Drive which is an actual house about a mile east of the oil field house. It was obviously artistic license. The addresses on the mailbox and the wall must have been added for the shoot.

https://i.imgur.com/RsbhDXn.png?1
Screengrab from FX series "Snowfall"

sopas ej Aug 30, 2019 4:25 AM

Looking south on Broadway at 8th Street, downtown Los Angeles, 1935.
https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net...5b&oe=5E0CC9FA
Vintage Everyday


Looking west on 7th Street at Broadway, downtown Los Angeles, 1935.
https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net...8e&oe=5DC8F688
Vintage Everyday


7th and Hope Streets, downtown Los Angeles, 1933.
https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net...4c&oe=5E163ADA
Vintage Everyday

sopas ej Aug 31, 2019 2:31 AM

Crowds at Broadway and 7th Street, downtown Los Angeles, 1930. Doesn't the lady on the left somehow look 1970s, or something? She was ahead of her time.
https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net...85&oe=5DD2EC66
Vintage Everyday

https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net...cd&oe=5E10F468
Vintage Everyday


Looking south on Broadway from 4th Street, downtown Los Angeles, 1931.
https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net...9e&oe=5E0A9775
Vintage Everyday

ethereal_reality Aug 31, 2019 5:12 AM

:previous: Fantastic photographs, sopas_ej. Thanks for posting them. :)



"1953 - Original Kodachrome Slide / 2 Tourists Pose in Front of the Hollywood & Vine Drug Store."

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/qzkBoM.jpg
eBay


I'd like to have the two advertisements. (I can't think of the correct word for them) --placards? no. ummm..flyers? no ..one sheets?

-note the 6290 address.

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ethereal_reality Aug 31, 2019 5:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Earl Boebert (Post 8673177)
Oh, my, yes. His shenanigans drove my poor grandmother to distraction. He had been an artilleryman, 2 batteries down from Harry Truman.
He'd visit us, get drunk, sing "The Cannoneers Have Hairy Ears" (great book, BTW) and pass out on the couch.

Cheers,

Earl

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/C8PkLa.jpg
i.pinimg

The poor guy wasn't holding on when they took off. :lmao:





I also located another photograph of the Lawrence, Indiana Flying Pegasus. (Peggy)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/hMm2df.jpg
i.pinimg


Do any of you car fans know how they did this trick? ... (the car equivalent of popping a wheelie)



Original photo of Peggy in Los Angeles HERE
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Godzilla Aug 31, 2019 5:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sopas ej (Post 8673395)
Broadway and Temple, downtown Los Angeles, 1932. My apologies if this picture has been posted before.


No apology necessary. Slightly smaller format courtesy of MReyerson. Per his NLA posts, the source images are from USC's D.Whittington collection. >>
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=13645


http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=13442

ethereal_reality Aug 31, 2019 6:40 AM



Zeferino Ramirez Funeral Home, 4545 Brooklyn Ave.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/rdCB2h.jpg
smithsonian

Most people would think this is in New York City. ...(Brooklyn, to be exact)






Today, the Rameriz Funeral Home is El Gallo Plaza. (as most of you know..Brooklyn Ave. is now Cesar Chavez Ave.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/4pv99y.jpg
GSV







I tracked down a few photographs of the interior.

This is, obviously, the main room....the old viewing room. ...s p o o k y

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...921/PadPP2.jpg
sinosoul



And a rather dark and dank hallway.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/czvRdJ.jpg
sinosoul





Lastly, a corner of the old waiting room.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/4672/3FHCYT.gif

;)



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HossC Aug 31, 2019 8:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8674310)

"1953 - Original Kodachrome Slide / 2 Tourists Pose in Front of the Hollywood & Vine Drug Store."

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/qzkBoM.jpg
eBay


I'd like to have the two advertisements. (I can't think of the correct word for them) --placards? no. ummm..flyers? no ..one sheets?

-note the 6290 address.

The 1956 CD lists the Owl Drug Co at 6290 Hollywood Boulevard. Here's a circa 1950 image of the Taft Building showing the open corner. Starbucks now occupies that location, and the windows go all the way to the corner pillar again, as they did originally.

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...tBuilding1.jpg
LAPL

Earl Boebert Aug 31, 2019 6:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8674317)

Could well be :)

I don't think he missed a convention right up to the time he was called up for WWII.

Cheers,

Earl

ethereal_reality Aug 31, 2019 10:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8674352)
The windows go all the way to the corner pillar again, as they did originally.

I'm not sure what you mean by "the windows go all the way to the corner pillar", Hoss.

I always rhought the window(s) are at a diagonal behind the pillar.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/zw8ndE.jpg
Complete image HERE......................................................................





This angle shows the distance between the pillar and the large diagonal window. [c.1947]


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/RIzVlh.jpg
martinturnbull

Perhaps I'm just reading your comment incorrectly, Hoss. :shrug:

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ethereal_reality Aug 31, 2019 11:00 PM

A mystery location.


"VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH 1930 TRUCK CAR SIGN STONE FENCE LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA PHOTO"


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/A5WRkX.jpg
eBay

The rather ornate area, with the wrought iron lampposts, stone walls and oversized urns, seems somewhat familiar to me. I'm thinking it's somewhere in the South Bay area. :shrug:





A closer look.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/921/aIonnz.jpg

. . .see the fancy urns?

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HossC Sep 1, 2019 8:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8674713)

I'm not sure what you mean by "the windows go all the way to the corner pillar", Hoss.

I always thought the window(s) are at a diagonal behind the pillar.

I based my comment on the fact that I can't see the diagonal in this earlier image. Maybe I'm reading it, and so far I haven't found another view with the awnings.

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...tBuilding1.jpg
LAPL

As I said, the windows certainly do go to the corner now.

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...tBuilding2.jpg
GSV

ethereal_reality Sep 1, 2019 5:13 PM

o o p s....I didn't remember how the Taft Building looked originally.
If I had only gone to Google Street Views I would have understood. ...

Thanks for answering my question. I appreciate it, Hoss.



Happy Labor Day Weekend, everyone!

Volunteer laborers building the 1st Presbyterian church in Eagle Rock. [c.1909]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/IUSYoK.jpg
lapl

A rare example of the bungalow church. (later known as Creswell Hall)

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Earl Boebert Sep 1, 2019 10:36 PM

San Berdoo in Ninety-Two
 
http://www.boebertandblossom.com/LANoir/SanBerdoo.jpg

From Charles Dudley Warner's "A Year in Italy,-Our Italy ... With ... illustrations," published in 1892.

More on Warner here:

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

From the British Library Flickr site.

Cheers,

Earl

Lorendoc Sep 2, 2019 6:59 AM

mystery bridge
 
I was looking through the Huntington Library photo collection and found this one which I don't remember seeing here:

https://i.imgur.com/ZF3UOzJ.jpg
Huntington Library

It's labeled: "Street scene in Los Angeles, showing a man in the road at a distance, and streetcar tracks going down the middle of the street. Buildings line the unidentified street." Where is this?

This photo is zoomable and shows some interesting details.

https://i.imgur.com/93htG7c.jpg

On the left is a billboard for "Maier" (brewery?). On the right is a sign which says (I think) "Railroad - Look Out". A man is standing in the middle of the street holding some sort of flag. Is he a flagman for the railroad? Further down the street are a series of barriers dividing the street into thirds.

The obvious location clue is the ad for the Diamond Coal company. Also, looking closely at the right edge of the photo, we can see a street number on a building which looks like 608.

https://i.imgur.com/738af5a.jpg

I looked at the 1910 CD for Diamond Coal and found:

https://i.imgur.com/0G9UEAA.jpg
lapl.org

There are a number of addresses associated with the Diamond Coal company. The addresses on W 3rd and S Main seem highly unlikely, given the sparseness of buildings. So I looked at the Aliso address in the 1910 Baist Bros atlas:

https://i.imgur.com/bZDOScl.jpg
historicmapworks.com

The building with "608" is marked on the Baist map as "Cracker and Candy." I searched for 608 Aliso in the 1909 CD and found the Kahn-Beck Co., cracker manufacturers, at 600-608 Aliso. (Not sure I'd like to eat crackers produced right next to a coal yard and an oil-and-gas plant across the street.)

So we are looking down the Aliso Street Bridge, with the barriers shown on the 1896 Sanborn, providing separate lanes for "foot passengers", wagons and street cars.

https://i.imgur.com/KAMwaa6.jpg
lapl.org
https://i.imgur.com/Avdxc6v.jpg
lapl.org

Lastly, this image from KCET from a few years later (?) shows the same pole constructions over the roadway that the original photo has:

https://i.imgur.com/oxxuxjh.jpg

HossC posted on this subject 6 years ago.

T.J.P. Sep 2, 2019 1:01 PM

filming location
 
I know this is off topic, but I am cross-referencing filming locations from old TV shows and thought maybe one of you L.A. historians might recognize this building, which I suppose is somewhere in the Greater Los Angeles area.

The screen grabs are from productions that aired in 1985, but since they are stock footage from film libraries, they might have been photographed earlier.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/378476...posted-public/
This first link shows the property in daylight. It is a screen grab from # 4.20 of "The Fall Guy", a 1985 episode entitled "Spring Break". It's just an establishing shot -- no scene for this episode was filmed at that location.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/378476...posted-public/
There are two guards visible in the clip from "The Fall Guy", one on the balcony on the right and another one between the trees more to the left. This second link is just to show the size and height of the building in question.

The same property was featured in an explosion on "Falcon Crest" in 1985. That was stock footage, too. "Falcon" never filmed there either. Here are screen grabs from
"Falcon Crest":
https://www.flickr.com/photos/378476...posted-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/378476...posted-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/378476...posted-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/378476...posted-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/378476...posted-public/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/378476...posted-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/378476...posted-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/378476...posted-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/378476...posted-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/378476...posted-public/

Does anyone have any idea what and where this might be?

T.J.P. Sep 2, 2019 1:07 PM

I know this is off topic, but I am cross-referencing filming locations from old TV shows and thought maybe one of you L.A. historians might recognize this building, which I suppose is somewhere in the Greater Los Angeles area.

The screen grabs are from productions that aired in 1985, but since they are stock footage from film libraries, they might have been photographed earlier.

www.flickr.com/photos/37847653@N05/48664848251/in/dateposted-public/
This first link shows the property in daylight. It is a screen grab from # 4.20 of "The Fall Guy", a 1985 episode entitled "Spring Break". It's just an establishing shot -- no scene for this episode was filmed at that location.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/378476...posted-public/
There are two guards visible in the clip from "The Fall Guy", one on the balcony on the right and another one between the trees more to the left. This second link is just to show the size and height of the building in question.

The same property was featured in an explosion on "Falcon Crest" in 1985. That was stock footage, too. "Falcon" never filmed there either. Here are screen grabs from
"Falcon Crest":
https://www.flickr.com/photos/378476...posted-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/378476...posted-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/378476...posted-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/378476...posted-public/

Sorry I was unable to post the photos right here. I tried to add them, but they remained invisible. So I added the links.

Does anyone have any idea what and where this might be?

MichaelRyerson Sep 2, 2019 3:46 PM

Relative to the recent discussion of the Mt Hollywood Trail...
 
I think this is a great image of the current ridge line trail...(from a friend's flickr stream) We don't see the Hollywood sign from this side very often...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...787d24ca_o.jpgPanorama looking north from 1,625 foot Mt Hollywood, Mitch Barrie

(Be sure to scroll right...)

That's 1,708 foot Mt Lee at left (with Hollywood sign below the summit); then 1,820 foot Cahuenga Peak just behind it to the right; then 1,614 foot Mt Chapel;
then 1,582 foot Mt Bell; and finally Mt Baby Bell to the right. M.B.

On loan from Mitch Barrie's photo stream. With Glendale/Burbank on the right and Cahuenga Pass somewhere in the foothill jumble below and to the left of Mt. Lee,
I think this offers a superior view of the ridge line trail.


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