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ethereal_reality Jan 6, 2014 10:16 PM

postmarked 1952
http://imageshack.us/a/img849/4981/6wpu.jpgebay

http://imageshack.us/a/img823/9232/ai39.jpg

ethereal_reality Jan 6, 2014 10:27 PM

booklette cover
http://imageshack.us/a/img194/3782/j7vm.jpgebay


the seller included only this one photograph as a sample.
http://imageshack.us/a/img62/5690/szvd.jpgebay

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ethereal_reality Jan 6, 2014 10:38 PM

I don't recall seeing a photograph of the cocktail lounge in the Knickerbocker Hotel before. (1714 N. Ivar Ave.)
http://imageshack.us/a/img203/8885/lhpe.jpgebay

-notice the movie industry mural behind the bar.
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ethereal_reality Jan 6, 2014 10:46 PM

http://imageshack.us/a/img838/3034/v8hd.jpgebay

The cornice and top floor look quite progressive for it's time.

reverse
http://imageshack.us/a/img35/1748/58i2.jpg

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ethereal_reality Jan 6, 2014 10:57 PM

We covered Pierpoint Landing, now how 'bout Norm's Landing.
http://imageshack.us/a/img855/2416/6l9j.jpg
ebay (the seller didn't include the back of postcard, so no address)
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HossC Jan 6, 2014 11:43 PM

Here's the Pacific-Southwest Trust & Savings Bank at South Main Street & West Washington Boulevard in 1924. Even though USC have the correct address, which is just below the Santa Monica Freeway, and not far from the Mode O'Day building, they have this picture labeled as Carson! Potash and Perlmutter is a silent comedy released in 1923. The Tally's poster below is pretty washed out, but appears to say "First time at popular prices D. W. Griffith's America".

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...PacificSW1.jpg
USC Digital Library

Interior shot from the same shoot.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...PacificSW2.jpg
USC Digital Library

Still standing, and pretty much intact. The bank was in the store marked "P.I.A.". I thought the first picture might have been when the building was new, but I've found build dates of 1909 and 1912. Some sites name the structure as the Da Capo Building, although I'm not sure how much of the building that covers. The entrance in the middle is The Rutland Apartments, which appears in the City Directories as far back as 1915.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...LARutland1.jpg
GSV

The picture below claims to be the lobby interior.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...LARutland2.jpg
hotpads.com

rbpjr Jan 6, 2014 11:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Those Who Squirm (Post 6394801)
IOW the "times removed" number is the number of generations between you and the cousin inclusively. Your father's or mother's first cousin is your first cousin once removed, the first cousin of a grandparent is your first cousin twice removed and so on. The first cousin of my remote ancestor who came to America in 1640 is my first cousin eleven times removed (I think).

So, I guess I'm my own grandpa...(just had to say that...).

ethereal_reality Jan 7, 2014 1:22 AM

:previous: lol. I'm so far removed I hardly exist. ;)
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1913 mystery
http://imageshack.us/a/img802/7933/zpu0.jpgebay

I'm guessing this might be an Easter sunrise service. Does the hilltop look familiar to anyone?
(the seller simply said southern California)

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GatoVerde Jan 7, 2014 1:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5564389)
I was shocked by the proximity of this community pool to the freeway and the exit ramp. After looking at the photo for a while
I noticed the top of a car in the bushes to the right and realized the entrance ramp was right behind the shrubbery.
Imagine the toxic air these kids were breathing (or the possibility of an out-of-control car careening into the pool).


Echo Park Pool July 9, 1958
http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/8...uly91958us.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/search...=1327543743294

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I went there once as a kid when they lead fuel was still in use. It was awful -- never went back. The freeway proximity was disturbing, even as a kid. It must have been so nice before the freeway. The pool itself is very nice and designed for young children. It is four feet at its deepest.

ethereal_reality Jan 7, 2014 2:01 AM

:previous: Interesting anecdote GatoVerde/ so I wasn't far off with my concerns.



Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6396177)
South Main Street & West Washington Boulevard in 1924. http://imageshack.us/a/img547/453/ps54.jpg
USC Digital Library

Potash and Perlmutter.
http://imageshack.us/a/img560/4755/k7f2.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Holl...and_Perlmutter



One interesting thing of note is that sisters Constance and Norma Talmadge appear as themselves in this feature.

http://imageshack.us/a/img690/1201/i8bt.jpg
http://www.flapperjane.com/talmadge.htm

side note: While visiting the construction site of Grauman's Chinese Theater, Norma Talmadge accidentally
stepped in wet cement, thus beginning the tradition of star's foot/hand prints in the courtyard.
http://imageshack.us/a/img850/6986/9d8j.jpg
wiki

To be honest, I don't know if the 'accidentally' part is true or just a myth.
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A third sister, Natalie, was married to none other than Buster Keaton.

-wedding day, May 1921
http://imageshack.us/a/img829/585/ey62.jpg
http://mothgirlwings.tumblr.com/

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Chuckaluck Jan 7, 2014 2:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6396177)
Here's the Pacific-Southwest Trust & Savings Bank at South Main Street & West Washington Boulevard in 1924. Even though USC have the correct address, which is just below the Santa Monica Freeway, and not far from the Mode O'Day building, they have this picture labeled as Carson! Potash and Perlmutter is a silent comedy released in 1923. The Tally's poster below is pretty washed out, but appears to say "First time at popular prices D. W. Griffith's America".

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...PacificSW1.jpg
USC Digital Library


In 1924, Tally's most probably referred to Tally's Broadway Theater at 833 S Broadway. http://rescarta.lapl.org:8080/ResCar..._doc=tally%27s

The Tally's name was associated with several addresses, including 311 S Spring, 388 S Spring, 262 S Main (the one with all the lights), 544 S Broadway, and 833 S Broadway (Demolished in '29.)

https://sites.google.com/site/downto...theatres/tally
http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=15731
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...&postcount=932

The '23 Directory lists Thomas Tally's residence as 3014 Leaward Ave. I am aware of a "Leeward" Avenue, currently decorated with apartments, approximately one block south of Bullocks Wilshire. http://rescarta.lapl.org:8080/ResCar..._doc=tally%27s


1941 - Leeward Ave near Magnolia (Anything but smooth sailing, if you are driving a Hudson in three feet of water.)
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics47/00043348.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/pics47/00043348.jpg


1951 - Leeward Ave and Westmoreland. Just as things seemed to be drying out, a broken fire hydrant.
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...nue&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...nue&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...nue&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...nue&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/15215/rec/1

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...nue&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/15215/rec/1





Griffith's "America," advertised as playing at Tally's, starred Neil Hamilton. A few oldsters may remember Neil playing Commissioner Gordon in the '60s Batman series.

https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/i...ujro0PO6jpFJ6j https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/i...ujro0PO6jpFJ6j

CityBoyDoug Jan 7, 2014 2:17 AM

No more pool....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5564389)
I was shocked by the proximity of this community pool to the freeway and the exit ramp. After looking at the photo for a while
I noticed the top of a car in the bushes to the right and realized the entrance ramp was right behind the shrubbery.
Imagine the toxic air these kids were breathing (or the possibility of an out-of-control car careening into the pool).


Echo Park Pool July 9, 1958
http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/8...uly91958us.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/search...=1327543743294






below: Here's the pool today still 'smooshed' into that small area. The actually pool looks like it's in disrepair.

http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/619...poolaerial.jpg
google street view


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The pool appears to be closed.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps4b0408d9.jpg

GSV

Albany NY Jan 7, 2014 3:29 AM

Isn't this where Gilligan set sail from????
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6396110)
We covered Pierpoint Landing, now how 'bout Norm's Landing.
http://imageshack.us/a/img855/2416/6l9j.jpg
ebay (the seller didn't include the back of postcard, so no address)
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According to UCI Libraries, Norm's Landing was located at what is today called the Ports O' Call Village in San Pedro. The pink building to the left of the Norm's Landing sign was the Fisherman's Wharf Restaurant. See the interior below.
http://imageshack.com/a/img15/9138/k94n.pngUCI Libraries

Fisherman's Wharf Restaurant was located at Berth 79 in San Pedro, which is now an empty lot.
http://imageshack.com/a/img849/4834/emtr.jpgGoogle Maps
A Google Street View is available, but it looks terrible. Horrible image, and nothing recognizable.

JoeW Jan 7, 2014 3:43 AM

Vintage Sunrise Easter
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6396306)
:previous: lol. I'm so far removed I hardly exist. ;)
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1913 mystery
http://imageshack.us/a/img802/7933/zpu0.jpgebay

I'm guessing this might be an Easter sunrise service. Does the hilltop look familiar to anyone?
(the seller simply said southern California)

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I beleive it is Mt. Rubidoux near Riverside

Albany NY Jan 7, 2014 4:06 AM

Very Un-Noire, But So What?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6396356)

A third sister, Natalie, was married to none other than Buster Keaton.

-wedding day, May 1921
http://imageshack.us/a/img829/585/ey62.jpg
http://mothgirlwings.tumblr.com/

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I have to tell you, this picture of Buster Keaton really made me smile. Buster Keaton appeared on Candid Camera in 1961, playing an old man simply trying to eat a meal at a lunch counter. I beg you to look at the clip below and watch as Buster Keaton has one mishap after another with coffee and a sandwich....and his toupee.

http://youtu.be/64c4yZVWKWo youtube.com

Below is a still from the video. This after Buster has sneezed his toupee into his soup and put it back on his head. Watch as his neighbors try desperately not to laugh.
http://imageshack.com/a/img706/9565/nu86.jpgyou.tube.com

FredH Jan 7, 2014 4:30 AM

:previous:
JoeW has nailed it:

Mt Rubidoux
http://imageshack.us/a/img22/3252/69ox.jpg
Google Earth

Per Wikipedia:

In April 1909, Jacob Riis of New York, a friend of President Theodore Roosevelt, was in town to give an address at the Mission Inn. He suggested holding an Easter sunrise service at the top of the mountain, and on the following Sunday the first non-denominational outdoor Easter Sunrise Service in the United States was held at the top of the mount.
In 1912 an estimated crowd of 3,000 people were present to hear Henry Van Dyke read his poem, God of the Open Air. Each year attendance grew. In 1918 plans for an open-air 10,000-seat amphitheater designed by architect Frederick Heath were considered, but they were never implemented.
The annual service became nationally and internationally known, drawing huge crowds and celebrities, including opera soprano Marcella Craft. In 1915 the Southern Pacific Railroad provided a special service from Los Angeles to Riverside just for the event. The Pacific Electric trolley system also implemented special service from Los Angeles, Corona, Redlands, and San Bernardino. Peak attendance in the 1920s was reported to have exceeded 30,000.
The popularity of the Rubidoux Easter sunrise services spawned many other such services throughout the country, including an annual service at the Hollywood Bowl.[

1913 Mt Rubidoux Easter Sunrise Services:
http://imageshack.us/a/img839/6381/bql2.jpg
Wikipedia

Moxie Jan 7, 2014 5:46 AM

I actually teach Jacob Riis' How the Other Half Lives fairly regularly. It's an interesting perspective on immigrant groups in NYC around the turn of the last century. You can download it as a free ebook from Google, or page through it in more interactive fashion here: http://www.authentichistory.com/1898...iis/index.html

Wig-Wag Jan 7, 2014 6:13 AM

Sunrise Service
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6396306)
:previous: lol. I'm so far removed I hardly exist. ;)
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1913 mystery
http://imageshack.us/a/img802/7933/zpu0.jpgebay

I'm guessing this might be an Easter sunrise service. Does the hilltop look familiar to anyone?
(the seller simply said southern California)

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ER, for more pix and a colorized view of your photo see: https://www.google.com/search?q=Mt.+...=1701&bih=1196

Cheers,
Jack

ethereal_reality Jan 7, 2014 5:04 PM

Mt. Rubidoux it is! Thanks for your help everyone.


It certainly looks like an interesting place.
http://imageshack.us/a/img31/59/7xpc.jpg
http://growabrain.typepad.com/photos...t_rubidoux.jpg


http://imageshack.us/a/img706/3800/fsvq.jpg
http://www.totallymtrubidoux.org/history/




http://imageshack.us/a/img845/7074/dk0a.jpg
www.allposters.com






http://imageshack.us/a/img801/1223/8egg.jpg
http://www.totallymtrubidoux.org/history/



John Muir on Mt. Rubidoux
http://imageshack.us/a/img822/2729/rstv.jpg
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/th...pic_id=1147931

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ethereal_reality Jan 7, 2014 5:32 PM

I've heard of L.A.'s Wrigley Field and Gilmore Field, but this one is new to me.

Shell Field
http://imageshack.us/a/img836/1362/x7oz.jpg
ebay
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