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sopas ej Apr 30, 2021 4:58 PM

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Yeah, that sidewalk/curb is indeed optically confusing.

And now that you've shown more of the photo, I'm wondering if that's a one-way street? And maybe that dark building on the right isn't a building at all, but a metal box on top of the roof of the old brick building? Hmmm...

Earl Boebert Apr 30, 2021 5:00 PM

Here's a map of Repo Man locations:

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer...24269550000001

Cheers,

Earl

Martin Pal Apr 30, 2021 6:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 9265539)
https://i.postimg.cc/3Rb3bsr7/Cent-C...0104772det.jpg
LAPL 00104772, detail

The camera is looking northwest (mostly north) at Century City.
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I've never seen a photo of that area after they tore down the ABC Entertainment Center and before the new construction. I never went by there when they were doing it, either. You reminded me how much I miss the Shubert Theatre. The "Plitt" movie theatres across the way and Harry's Bar & Grill and the Jade West.

It's been longer than it seems, but I used to visit Century City almost every week. I loved the shopping center before Westfield took it over. I saw dozens of movies at the AMC 14 every year. A couple productions each year at the Shubert. Almost every store and restaurant I used to like at the Westfield is gone. Century City used to be very friendly. It's what I liked about it. You could spend a whole day there by yourself and have a good time. At one time the shopping mall was listed as one of the top ten people watching places in Los Angeles. Westfield took that away with their redesign. Sorry...memories were lighting the corners of my mind...

craigs Apr 30, 2021 11:46 PM

I wouldn't expect such an old masonry building built right up to such a wide one-way street to have existed anywhere in present-day Century City, but who knows. Also, the black building in the photo doesn't have a screen for mechanical on the roof like the Century City building in question, as the windows go right up to the top of the façade instead.

CaliNative May 1, 2021 7:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sopas ej (Post 9265660)
Oh mah gah this is bugging me too!!! I'm wondering if the dark building on the right has since been "reskinned," and has a different look to it, and I'm wondering if the low brick buildings in the foreground have since been demolished. They kind of remind me of some buildings in Old Town Pasadena, but this couldn't possibly be there. Also, the way those old buildings are right up to the sidewalk...

Yeah, reskinning can be a problem in identification. The height of the dark buiding looks to be about 20-25 floors, so it can be any number of buildings on Wilshire or Century City. Doubt it is downtown. It kind of looks like the 1901 Av. of Stars and the slightly taller one across the street. Might be in Westwood and Wilshire Koreatown area too. Went through the city diagrams link for the building drawings but not much help. Too bad the photo didn't show more of the (ba)nk building on the left--would have been helpful. The rundown green building reminds me of junky buildings on Little Santa Monica back in the 1970s-80s near Century City. Also had junky buildings on Pico. Maybe it turns out to be in San Diego. That would be a curveball. Some Sherlock will solve this. I surrender. ER, do you know the answer? :shrug:

CaliNative May 1, 2021 7:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 9265891)
I've never seen a photo of that area after they tore down the ABC Entertainment Center and before the new construction. I never went by there when they were doing it, either. You reminded me how much I miss the Shubert Theatre. The "Plitt" movie theatres across the way and Harry's Bar & Grill and the Jade West.

It's been longer than it seems, but I used to visit Century City almost every week. I loved the shopping center before Westfield took it over. I saw dozens of movies at the AMC 14 every year. A couple productions each year at the Shubert. Almost every store and restaurant I used to like at the Westfield is gone. Century City used to be very friendly. It's what I liked about it. You could spend a whole day there by yourself and have a good time. At one time the shopping mall was listed as one of the top ten people watching places in Los Angeles. Westfield took that away with their redesign. Sorry...memories were lighting the corners of my mind...

Yes, I agree. Tearing down the Shubert and all the other things hurt Century City. Now there is a big boxy building and fewer people walking around and less to do even before covid showed up. Century City needs more street life and what they did hurt that. How wasteful-tearing down a nice theater like the Shubert and all the restaurants etc. where people gathered. People need links to the past. A bar where everybody knows your name...once covid goes away and we can bar hop again.

ethereal_reality May 1, 2021 9:40 AM

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Here's a very interesting photograph that just showed up on eBay

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/iPk6eS.jpg

"Palm Ave. from W. Hollywood P.E. Station, 4-23-30"

Notice the car-race sculpture on the pedestal. (we discussed them years ago) I wonder if any have survived.

Also note the small cafe behind the station.

The white truck is delivering Wonder Bread.

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nealberke May 1, 2021 3:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by craigs (Post 9266205)
I wouldn't expect such an old masonry building built right up to such a wide one-way street to have existed anywhere in present-day Century City, but who knows. Also, the black building in the photo doesn't have a screen for mechanical on the roof like the Century City building in question, as the windows go right up to the top of the façade instead.

I thought we were not making political statement in this forum either supporting the Left, the Right or anything else? See the footer to this post.

ethereal_reality May 1, 2021 4:44 PM

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Take a look at this noirishers. :)


"Vintage Los Angeles SE Corner Hollywood Blvd Cahuenga Photo Slide Nov 1974."


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/B20hZY.jpg
eBay



The building has stood the test of time like a champ.


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ethereal_reality May 1, 2021 5:15 PM

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Here's another slide from Nov. 1974 (no doubt taken by the same tourist)

"Star’s Deli Restaurant Hollywood Blvd 35mm Photo Slide Nov 1974 Vtg Los Angeles."

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/HOFvwR.png
eBay

This is the northwest corner of the old Warners Theater building on Hollywood & Wilcox.





Here's the corner of the building today.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/jfpOOO.jpg

It appears they have restored the original grillwork and tlles.

Here


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ethereal_reality May 1, 2021 6:04 PM

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Now let's jump in the Wayback Machine.

4 x 5 Glass Negative.

STATE: California

CITY: Los Angeles

SIZE: Approximately 4 by 5 inches

NOTES ON ENVELOPE: Church - Main St L A

DATE: not marked

Seller's description: "Church Main St. Los Angeles - Original Glass Negative from 1900" (1890?)


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/5EatHM.jpg
eBay

As most everyone here on NLA knows. .the imposing structure across the street is the Cathedral of Saint Vibiana. (built 1876)




The shorter gentleman across the street is glancing at the two gentle conversing. (perhaps he recognizes them)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/6in7Z4.jpg
detail


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Martin Pal May 1, 2021 6:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9266755)
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Take a look at this noirishers. :)


"Vintage Los Angeles SE Corner Hollywood Blvd Cahuenga Photo Slide Nov 1974."


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/B20hZY.jpg
eBay

The building has stood the test of time like a champ.

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Like a Beauchamp!

(Surely you had this in mind when you wrote that, E_R?)

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6592910)
Dr. Curtis Beauchamp D.D.S.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102.../842/uvrbc.jpg
http://images6.fanpop.com/image/phot...9-1120-736.png

Southeast corner of Hollywood Blvd. & Cahuenga, circa 1935.

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Martin Pal May 1, 2021 6:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9266567)
.

Here's a very interesting photograph that just showed up on eBay

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/iPk6eS.jpg

"Palm Ave. from W. Hollywood P.E. Station, 4-23-30"

Notice the car-race sculpture on the pedestal. (we discussed them years ago) I wonder if any have survived.
Also note the small cafe behind the station.
The white truck is delivering Wonder Bread.
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Way cool, E_R! A block from my street! (And your former street.) 91 years--and one week--ago!

HossC May 1, 2021 7:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9266819)

DATE: not marked

Seller's description: "Church Main St. Los Angeles - Original Glass Negative from 1900" (1890?)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/5EatHM.jpg
eBay

Looking through the CDs, Axel W Swanfeldt's Los Angeles Tent and Awning Co moved from 250 to 220 S Main between 1897 and 1898, but the Theosophical Society doesn't appear at 220½ S Main until the 1900-1901 CD. Sometime between 1902 and 1904, the Los Angeles Tent and Awning Co became the Swanfeldt Tent and Awning Co. That gives us a pretty narrow window when this photo was taken.

There's a previous picture of store at 220 S Main here - it contains links to other posts about Swanfeldt's.

Martin Pal May 1, 2021 8:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CaliNative (Post 9266540)
Yes, I agree. Tearing down the Shubert and all the other things hurt Century City. Now there is a big boxy building and fewer people walking around and less to do even before covid showed up. Century City needs more street life and what they did hurt that. How wasteful-tearing down a nice theater like the Shubert and all the restaurants etc. where people gathered. People need links to the past. A bar where everybody knows your name...once covid goes away and we can bar hop again.

Even the (Fairmont) Century Plaza is now mostly residences.
Starting at 2.1 million dollars. (!)

Check out this video: (mainly for the aerial views of Century City at about 1:45.
https://thecenturyplaza.com/landing/

Martin Pal May 1, 2021 8:31 PM

I don't recall seeing this photo before.

https://waterandpower.org/F%20Histor...eatre_1942.jpg
CharlesSLeePapers/UCLA

Italian Kitchen: I knew there was one in the Pantages Building. Love the Spaghetti blade sign.
See's Candies
Hollywood Book Shop
Hollywood Theatre: Both My Gal Sal and The Great Man's Lady were released in April of 1942.
The P.E. tracks look a little rough.

BDiH May 2, 2021 12:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9266755)
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Take a look at this noirishers. :)


"Vintage Los Angeles SE Corner Hollywood Blvd Cahuenga Photo Slide Nov 1974."


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/B20hZY.jpg
eBay

The building has stood the test of time like a champ.


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Had a charge account there (kept in a card file behind the counter) for years.

BDiH May 2, 2021 12:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9266786)
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Here's another slide from Nov. 1974 (no doubt taken by the same tourist)

"Star’s Deli Restaurant Hollywood Blvd 35mm Photo Slide Nov 1974 Vtg Los Angeles."

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/HOFvwR.png
eBay

This is the northwest corner of the old Warners Theater building on Hollywood & Wilcox.

Great lamb sandwiches at Stars.

Look at all the newspaper racks!

craigs May 2, 2021 12:33 AM

Well, I'm afraid I must give up on trying to locate the black tower/green brick building photo. Best of luck to anyone who is still trying!

Hollywood Graham May 2, 2021 4:59 AM

Green Building
 
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Originally Posted by craigs (Post 9267048)
Well, I'm afraid I must give up on trying to locate the black tower/green brick building photo. Best of luck to anyone who is still trying!

I am sure the location of the green building will come one day. Your political hatred needs to be on another site not here.


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