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Ed Workman Jul 10, 2015 7:43 PM

Then the tire rolls onto a train trestle. I vaguely remember reading somewhere that this is on the way out to Glendale; perhaps someone will recognize it:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...z.jpg~original

Just as Fields is about to get hit head-on by the streetcar, the tire jumps over to the other track and Fields follows it there:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...f.jpg~original

But then a train comes up behind him:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...n.jpg~original

One track has overhead wires, the other does not
So I would put the parallel tracks in the San Fernando Valley, west of Lankershim.
The PE bridge was washed away by flood 1938?? and both RRs used the SP track, with trolley wires added thereafter
The SP line was not the mainline, but a branch line that left the main at Burbank and rejoined it at Chatsworth

JScott Jul 10, 2015 7:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7091197)
Does anyone recognize this apartment building?


The Holton Arms.

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=26284

Martin Pal Jul 10, 2015 7:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7091147)
I believe this is the first color image of the French Village on NLA.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/901/DG09Za.jpg
eBay

The traffic's pretty heavy heading into Cahuenga Pass.

Another fatastic color photo E_R! I'm going to go through withdrawls when you're out of them!

Looks like something going on at the Hollywood Bowl with all the people coming (or going?) there. Might account for the traffic.

Martin Pal Jul 10, 2015 8:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7090566)
There's kind of a fuzzy copy of "Topper" (1937) on YouTube.

Thanks so much for the screengrabs from Topper tovangar2! I believe Topper
was the first feature film they colorized in the '80's. So the color is probably
"fiuzzy", too!

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Noircitydame (Post 7090545)
Maybe the sailors were down the block at the 7 Seas?

LOL!

And the "ads" you posted highlight the fact that some businesses are around for a scant amount of time and others move around a time or two. A new restaurant near me opened and closed in 3-4 months recently.

I love the shoe ad with the woman telling her husband: "Tranquilize Horace..." Great!

And thanks for this opposite angle photo of the Goodrich Gym and the bowling alley mentioned recently.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Noircitydame (Post 7090545)
Speaking of Leed's, it's out of season, but this shows the 6600 block with Cinema Sports Center bowling alley & gym at 6624 discussed recently, partly blocked by one of the trees. That was Leed's old-old location before moving to 6434.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...belle/6624.jpg 1948
pintrest


Martin Pal Jul 10, 2015 8:17 PM

Googie's and Schwab's
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7090824)
Interesting and very nostalgic for 1941. We do not see this lineup of food choices these days in restaurants. People's tastes have dramatically changed.

Halibut is not even that available today due to overfishing and environmental problems.

When I was growing up HADDOCK was a fish always in plentiful supply and I've rarely seen it anywhere nowadays.

There's alot of discussion in L.A. about the Googie style restaurants disappearing
or being threatened (like Jan's and Norm's) and whether it's due to developers
wanting the properties (because they're surrounded, usually, by parking lots)
or because people's tastes have changed, as you said, in wanting to eat the
kind of food served by these restaurants.

I happen to love these kinds of restaurants and they're disappearing at a pretty good clip, if you ask me.

Speaking of, here's a photo I don't believe I've seen here before and, at
the moment, I don't feel like searching, heh!


https://images.fineartamerica.com/im...s-archives.jpgMichael Ochs Archives

The article this photo references has a comment by one person that says:
"I believe that is James Dean and his best friend Maila "Vampira" Nurmi clowning around at Googie's."

There was no date or other info accompanying the photo.

ethereal_reality Jul 10, 2015 9:43 PM

After all these years on NLA I finally located a good photograph of the interior of La Rue Nightclub on Sunset.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...540/GHLHVq.jpg
Looks like it had a swinging monkey motif.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...540/9CSdPP.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-phot...item1a02c0d7b6

There are several movie people in the photo. The first one I picked out was Burgess Meredith....and that famous character actor at far right (I can't think of his name).
I believe the short woman with the black hair near the column is perhaps......Colleen Moore?
And I think I see Walter Huston as well (two people to the right of 'Colleen Moore')


I posted this 1954 La Rue ad several years ago.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...537/d6IwtJ.png
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/537/d6IwtJ.png[/IMG][/URL]
http://www.skyscraperpage.com/forum/...ostcount=20033


The building still stands. :)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...537/ghYiCI.jpg
gsv


Earlier post by HossC with several images of the exterior of La Rue in the 1940s.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=20038







this has been posted before but I enlarged it. (that's the world famous Trocadero across the street)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...540/EQ51wU.jpg

MichaelRyerson Jul 10, 2015 10:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7091390)
After all these years on NLA I finally located a good photograph of the interior of La Rue Nightclub on Sunset.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...540/GHLHVq.jpg
Looks like it had a swinging monkey motif.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...540/9CSdPP.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-phot...item1a02c0d7b6

There are several movie people in the photo. The first one I picked out was Burgess Meredith....and that famous character actor at far right (I can't think of his name).
I believe the short woman with the black hair near the column is perhaps......Colleen Moore?
And I think I see Walter Huston as well (two people to the right of 'Colleen Moore')

Robert Morley on the right. Burgess Meredith looks as though he thinks the evening may turn out to be a success, as was his reputation.

Flyingwedge Jul 10, 2015 10:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ed Workman (Post 7091216)

One track has overhead wires, the other does not
So I would put the parallel tracks in the San Fernando Valley, west of Lankershim.
The PE bridge was washed away by flood 1938?? and both RRs used the SP track, with trolley wires added thereafter
The SP line was not the mainline, but a branch line that left the main at Burbank and rejoined it at Chatsworth

Thanks Ed! Now that you mention it, the area certainly looks more like the San Fernando Valley than Glendale.

tovangar2 Jul 10, 2015 11:52 PM

Pasadena train derailment 1905
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7091134)
I recently came across this snapshot of a train wreck in Pasadena, circa 1905...
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Los Angeles Herald, 4 August 1905

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-V...31835%2BPM.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-F...31715%2BPM.jpg
cdnc

Los Angeles Herald, 2 October 1907

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-P...31025%2BPM.jpg
cdnc


P.S.

Was the derailment near Library Park?

1903 Pasadena Birdseye:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-d...62332%2BPM.jpg
loc

CityBoyDoug Jul 11, 2015 12:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7091242)
Another fatastic color photo E_R! I'm going to go through withdrawls when you're out of them!

Looks like something going on at the Hollywood Bowl with all the people coming (or going?) there. Might account for the traffic.

Hollywood Bowl Easter Sunday?

Also, many restaurants list a certain fish. When its placed on the table, it could be anything. People don't know how to ID many fish species.
Once I ordered Halibut but some mystery white fish arrived. My Mom said to forget it. Oh well.

CityBoyDoug Jul 11, 2015 12:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7090863)
Oh, please don't say that. I think different view points and perceptions are what makes life interesting. I never meant to imply that yours aren't valid. I was just yakking. I think you have a wonderful eye. You're the best :-)

Sometimes I say strange things.....its nothing personal. :blink: We're still meilleurs amis.

ethereal_reality Jul 11, 2015 1:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Noircitydame (Post 7090545)
Maybe the sailors were down the block at the 7 Seas?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/673/TH9g21.jpg
eBay

By coincidence, I came across this a few weeks ago on eBay NCD.
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John Maddox Roberts Jul 11, 2015 1:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7091587)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/673/TH9g21.jpg
eBay

by coincidence, I came across this a few weeks ago on eBay NCD.
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Ah, those seraphim, the sailors.

ProphetM Jul 11, 2015 1:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 7091427)
Robert Morley on the right. Burgess Meredith looks as though he thinks the evening may turn out to be a success, as was his reputation.

Is that Agnes Moorehead attached to his arm? (or am I just out of my depth, being so much younger than most of you folks?)

ethereal_reality Jul 11, 2015 1:24 AM

:previous: I think that woman is .....how do I say this kindly?....a bit prettier than Agnes Moorehead. (not that Agnes Moorehead ever wanted to be considered 'pretty')
now that dashing lad just above her head is kinda' pretty. ;)

That said, how old do you think I am ProphetM?
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Thanks for digging up the information on the 1905 Pasadena train wreck tovanger2. -I appreciate it.

ProphetM Jul 11, 2015 1:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7091602)
:previous: Nah, I think this woman is .....how do I say this kindly?....a bit prettier than Agnes Moorehead. (not that Agnes Moorehead ever wanted to be considered 'pretty')

Now that dashing lad just above her head (in the background) is kinda' pretty. ;)
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How old do you think I am ProphetM?

I have never tried to nail down anyone's age here, but there are a lot of comments that allude to childhoods in the 1950s & 60s, and earlier, and/or adulthood in the 70s and earlier. But I did say "most", not all of course. :)

It's hard to find decent photos that show what I mean, but Agnes Moorehead was pretty pleasant to look at in her youth, when she wasn't busy acting dour. Moreso when her hair was down.
In any case, there is something familiar about her.

ethereal_reality Jul 11, 2015 1:42 AM

:previous: Whoever she is PM, she's having a grand time!! -like most everyone else in the photograph.

ProphetM Jul 11, 2015 2:07 AM

Hmm, it might be Ethel Merman.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-r...%252529_01.jpg
Screen cap (or promo shot?) from Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938), via doctormacro.com

Noircitydame Jul 11, 2015 2:50 AM

Hollywood & Vine
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 7091272)
I happen to love these kinds of restaurants and they're disappearing at a pretty good clip, if you ask me.

I do too, and always try to eat at them if I can find them.

Found some sailors- not at the 7 Seas after all, but down the block at Hollywood & Vine.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...2997e5245c.jpg
here

And these buddies:
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...vy-buddies.jpg
here

Loitering at this corner some more: all of these pictures were taken on a summer day, August 1944, by Life photographer John Florea and appeared (much cropped) in the Sept 4, 1944 issue. Maybe some have been here before but I like having them all together and seeing the people in the background (women, kids and older men mostly) and little details. All from here


http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...cc_landing.jpg Order Clerk Yvonne French

•Lady with the dog over the news vendor’s shoulder.
•Sign pointing south down Vine to the Hollywood Victory House. Like the Victory House in Pershing Square, a central place to buy & sell war bonds. It opened in the forecourt of Graumann’s Chinese in May 1942, then moved to Hollywood & Vine, not sure where exactly.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...36_landing.jpg Window stylist Cecilia Fiala

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...b1_landing.jpg Singer Carolyn Grey


http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...f0_landing.jpg Singer Marilyn Hall

•Adorable. Love her slacks and saddle shoes.
•Man in uniform walking by.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...36_landing.jpg Students Joianne Breckenridge and Gloria Jones.

•The stylish man in the 10-gallon hat. Most of the (few) men in these shots are bareheaded, as are a lot of the women- especially the younger ones.
•The news vendor’s hat & coat on the lamp post.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...0b_landing.jpg Secretary Jane Yaeger

•Girl in the white snood has serious wedge envy or something.
•The peasant blouse-skirt-wedge look Jane and the girl behind her are sporting, a sort of very toned-down Carmen Miranda influenced style- was ridiculously popular all through the war years for summer casual-when fashion turned to south of the border for inspiration.

CityBoyDoug's mom wears a similar kind of outfit in the darling family photo he posted here: 27172

As seen on some NLA regulars:
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...ayworth-42.jpg Rita http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...obelle/ava.jpg Ava

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...belle/jinx.jpg Jinx

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...0Yvonne_01.jpg Yvonne

tovangar2 Jul 11, 2015 3:31 AM

La Rue
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ProphetM (Post 7091591)
Is that Agnes Moorehead attached to his arm? (or am I just out of my depth, being so much younger than most of you folks?)

Maybe Paulette Goddard? She and Meredith were married from '44 to '49.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-O...82526%2BPM.jpg
silverscreenoasis

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-p...83509%2BPM.jpg
ebay (detail) previously posted by e_r

...and Robert Morley was married to Gladys Cooper's daughter, Joan Buckmaster from 1940 to 1992:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-y...85220%2BPM.jpg
(credit as above)

But, if the woman above is Hedda Hopper as Otis Criblecobis relates below, that would at least explain why someone would be wearing a hat in a nightclub!

LOL, I'm terrible at this.


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