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ethereal_reality Jun 9, 2013 11:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KevinW (Post 6158881)
Isn't that the same house in the background of this picture from BRR's post?

Undated, but probably late '30s e.g., '37
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics06/00022981.jpghttp://jpg3.lapl.org/pics06/00022981.jpg

Good eye KevinW, I believe you're correct. I didn't even notice the "maehome" structure in this photograph.
(I was referring to a different pic in BRR's post)
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ethereal_reality Jun 10, 2013 12:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6142606)
Angels Flight and the back of the Pan American Building 1969
http://imageshack.us/a/img521/6764/a...1969a1copy.jpg
kodachrome slide/ebay
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The Pan American Building is also visible in this bw...also from the 1960s. (the Million Dollar Theater building is visible at right)

http://imageshack.us/a/img11/8059/aa...dhilltowar.jpg
ocdom

Angels Flight is out of frame to the right.
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CityBoyDoug Jun 10, 2013 12:50 AM

A day by the sea.....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuckaluck (Post 6158887)

The lonely trolley gliding along the beach. Lovely photo and filled with noir.

ethereal_reality Jun 10, 2013 2:15 AM

-retouching Joan Blondell. (as if she needed it)

http://imageshack.us/a/img703/4886/a...ellretouch.jpg
ebay
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Hollywood Graham Jun 10, 2013 2:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6158939)
Good eye KevinW, I believe you're correct. I didn't even notice the "maehome" structure in this photograph.
(I was referring to a different pic in BRR's post)
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I don't know if I am right but the dark blotches on the beaches look like tar. I remember in the early fifties Santa Monica beach had a lot of tar washing up on the beach. It was gooey stuff.

ethereal_reality Jun 10, 2013 2:49 AM

posted earlier today
http://imageshack.us/a/img441/8776/a...stoceanfro.jpg



I believe this might be a reference to my "maehouse"?

http://imageshack.us/a/img15/9854/aabmaehome.jpg
http://www.johnlydon.com/times04.html
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Krell58 Jun 10, 2013 3:17 AM

I always associate Playa Del Ray with Anissa Jones who played Buffy Davis on Family Affair. Here are some links.

The overdose death of Anissa Jones.

A tour of Playa Del Ray.

Mstimc Jun 10, 2013 3:23 AM

Just out of curiosity, on the previous page, what in the heck are all those people at the West Port Beach Club looking at?!? They seem to be fixated on something going on outside the frame...:???:

BifRayRock Jun 10, 2013 11:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mstimc (Post 6159134)
Just out of curiosity, on the previous page, what in the heck are all those people at the West Port Beach Club looking at?!? They seem to be fixated on something going on outside the frame...:???:




As best I can tell, it is "a pool show." (Before TV and computer generated graphics, folks were content to stare at pools. :koko: If you were thinking "Goat Gland Extravaganza", that was rarely advertised, Doctor supervised and performed by candle light on Catalina - or Monkey Island! :boogy: Photographer, Herman Schultheis, was evidently attracted to many things, architectural. ;) )

Quote:

Men and women in bathing suits stand around the Westport Beach Club pool watching someone who has hit the water from the slide.

1937
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00096/00096797.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00096/00096797.jpg

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00096/00096801.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00096/00096801.jpg

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00096/00096802.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00096/00096802.jpg



ethereal_reality Jun 10, 2013 3:50 PM

I have a question about Bob Brooks' Seven Seas. What is this "Rain on the Roof" mentioned in it's advertising?


http://imageshack.us/a/img585/6094/a...rainonroof.jpg
ebay


http://imageshack.us/a/img560/7262/a...2cinsidemb.jpg
ebay


http://imageshack.us/a/img708/6417/a...pc2critiki.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img594/7296/aa7seasbob1.jpg
ebay

Was it mostly a 'sound' thing...like rain hitting a tin roof? ...or could you actually see the rain? (through faux windows)
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ethereal_reality Jun 10, 2013 3:56 PM

more on Bob Brooks' 7 Seas.

http://imageshack.us/a/img515/9848/a...kiroomsite.jpg
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/



http://imageshack.us/a/img838/542/aa7seas2.jpg
ebay



souvenir folder with photo
http://imageshack.us/a/img560/5821/a...isisbetter.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img822/5846/a...n1fotoebay.jpg
ebay



http://imageshack.us/a/img163/9283/a...946kilroyw.jpg
kilroywashere



http://imageshack.us/a/img195/14/aa7seaspc1critiki.jpg
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/


I believe this is the 7 Seas building today
http://imageshack.us/a/img515/1050/a...lelocation.jpg
gsv


http://imageshack.us/a/img7/7974/aa7seas.jpg
ebay

I was hoping to locate a vintage exterior photograph, but most cameras at the time were aimed across the street to Grauman's Chinese Theater.
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Chuckaluck Jun 10, 2013 4:01 PM

1902, per source found elsewhere on this fourm.

http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/7...hotelandro.jpghttp://img405.imageshack.us/img405/7...hotelandro.jpg

http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/7...hotelandro.jpghttp://img193.imageshack.us/img193/7...hotelandro.jpg

http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/2...andcompany.jpghttp://img845.imageshack.us/img845/2...andcompany.jpg

ethereal_reality Jun 10, 2013 4:34 PM

ribbit

Los Angeles Herald 1905
http://imageshack.us/a/img196/3071/aaadbullfrog1905.jpg
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/
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Fab Fifties Fan Jun 10, 2013 5:30 PM

Happy Anniversary Noirish Los Angeles!!!
 
Happy Anniversary ethereal_reality (Bruce)!

I just noticed that your innaugural post was four years ago tonight. Many thank you's, once again, for creating this incredible place that has brought so much enjoyment and education. Here's to many more years of the same :cheers:

~Jon Paul

A very deserved repost of what started it all!
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 4298797)
I lived in L.A. for 8 years and still hold it in high esteem.
I recently spent several months going through some 50,000+ photos from the USC Digital Archives* and the Los Angeles Public Library.

Many of the photographs have a romantic quality to them.
I always felt this was a 'noir' city, especially in the winter when the warm Santa Ana winds swept through the basin.

I lived on Hancock between Santa Monica Blvd. and Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood.
Amazingly, the small bungalow where I lived is still there.

Enough said:
Here are the photographs of Los Angeles.
I will continue posting them over the next several months.

Please feel free to ADD any old L.A. photos you might have.

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*IMPORTANT NOTICE

"The University of Southern California owns copyright to many of the images posted in this forum. The original images and descriptive metadata
can be found in the USC Digital Library <http://digitallibrary.usc.edu>, along with rights and licensing information."




http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/520...adec311951.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...M-N-9439-014~1

above: Los Angeles, New Year's Eve. December 31, 1951





http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/362...yhall1952a.jpg

from city Hall 1952.





http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/4...ndateunkno.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...W-02-75-1-ISLA

above: downtown L.A. looking northeast, around 1965





http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/153...ortots1951.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...M-N-9413-001~1


above: This is one of my favorites! The rotating beacon is visible atop City Hall,
and a portion of Bunker Hill can be seen on the lower left. The year is 1951.





http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/234...tpossiblyb.jpg

The same scene in daylight. 1951





http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/917...ieldtoweri.jpg

The Richfield tower can be seen in the distance.



http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/682...ieldwith14.jpg

The Richfield Building with it's 146-foot tower in 1955





http://img154.imageshack.us/img154/5...nfromsouth.jpg

Downtown from the south in the 1930s.
Note the Richfield Building in the far distance.

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rentatrip Jun 10, 2013 6:54 PM

John Wayne - owned a cottage on the Beach In Laguna Beach Cali- - it had a funicular
from the roadside upper house going down to the beachside cottage-
The elevator - was working the day I visited the location in 1974.
But I have not been able to find anymore about John Wayne's Laguna Beach residence ?
The set up was very similar to this one posted earlier ...(Santa Barbara)

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...B5Y88KIFEG.jpg

ethereal_reality Jun 10, 2013 7:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fab Fifties Fan (Post 6159657)

Happy Anniversary noirish Los Angeles !
I just noticed the inaugural post was four years ago tonight. Here's to many more years of the same :cheers:

~Jon Paul

Thank you Jon Paul.
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ethereal_reality Jun 10, 2013 8:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuckaluck (Post 6158904)
Many communities have their own "Dogtown." E.g., St. Louis. Santa Monica, especially near Ocean Park,
is occasionally given the moniker, "Dogtown." Is there a definitive reason for/origin of the nickname as used in SM?

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r...VLTD/SMPC2.jpghttp://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r...VLTD/SMPC2.jpg


The North Industrial District is also known as Dogtown. (the city's first dog pounds were located in the area)

http://imageshack.us/a/img600/4871/1...ikimapiaco.jpg
wikimapia

additional info.
http://imageshack.us/a/img819/7995/1250nameoba.jpg
http://www.amoeba.com/blog/2013/03/e...s-dogtown.html


Dogtown area
http://imageshack.us/a/img266/8921/1250nmap2.jpg
google aerial


artist's map of Dogtown
http://imageshack.us/a/img836/3174/1250nmap.jpg
https://www.facebook.com/Pendersleig...ns.cartography
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noir note:

Dogtown was the site of an unsolved body dump at Elmyra St. and North Main/the same year as the Black Dahlia murder. (1947)

http://imageshack.us/a/img801/397/12...bookgoogle.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img835/4589/1...ookgoogle1.jpg

we first covered it here.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=6420

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tovangar2 Jun 10, 2013 8:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fab Fifties Fan (Post 6159657)
Happy Anniversary ethereal_reality (Bruce)!

I just noticed that your innaugural post was four years ago tonight. Many thank you's, once again, for creating this incredible place that has brought so much enjoyment and education. Here's to many more years of the same :cheers:

~Jon Paul


I'd like to second that. Thank you too e_r for putting up with our many digressions.

ethereal_reality Jun 10, 2013 9:53 PM

Los Angeles Herald 1894
http://imageshack.us/a/img838/7879/a...life1890la.jpg
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/
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ethereal_reality Jun 10, 2013 11:48 PM

THANKS for cleaning up this photograph of Martha Vickers Graybeard. It was really a mess.

http://imageshack.us/a/img7/4350/aabmarthavickers.jpg
ebay

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlvaroLegido (Post 6155491)
Martha Vickers plays a very noirish character in "The Big Sleep", trying to seduce Humphrey Bogart. Drug addict, nymphomaniac and criminal.

http://imageshack.us/a/img507/6624/a...ersbigslee.jpg
http://www.jonathanrosenbaum.com/?p=6643


as Carmen Sternwood
http://imageshack.us/a/img29/9792/aa...leepvicker.jpg


http://imageshack.us/a/img191/4154/a...thwinggirl.jpg
http://mothgirlwings.tumblr.com/post...ickers-the-big
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