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FredH May 13, 2014 6:40 AM

April, 1968 - Fifth & Flower

HossC May 13, 2014 10:21 AM

Thanks to everyone who helped to identify the car at First and Figueroa. I'm still curious about Barbara Ann's "Double Flavor Bread".



Originally Posted by FredH (Post 6575345)

After a quick Google, it looks like "The Light Running Domestic" was a sewing machine. There doesn't seem to be any connection with Los Angeles, but you can read about the company's history here.

ethereal_reality May 13, 2014 12:57 PM


I'm guessing this is a music teacher (black dress, sitting at right) posing with her students.

ethereal_reality May 13, 2014 1:46 PM

Horrible crash, 1939 Seven believed dead.

ethereal_reality May 13, 2014 1:54 PM

I love the color photographs FredH. -thanks for posting them.

I came across this odd photo on ebay/

-this is the only reference to Jimmy Jerry Doran I could dig up at the moment.

ethereal_reality May 13, 2014 2:25 PM

The Big Trail featured a very young John Wayne.
not sure what the connection is with Jimmy Jerry Doran.

ethereal_reality May 13, 2014 4:43 PM


Originally Posted by rcarlton (Post 6575070) LAPL
This diagram shows how a group of mystery men assertively spied from a "hide-out" house on the home of Harry Raymond from last September until three days after he was bombed. Neighbors of Raymond have identified the mystery occupants as Capt. Earl Kynette of the police "trouble shooting" squad and certain of his officers. The man tapped Raymond's telephone. Photo date: January 20, 1938.

Harry Raymond Home upper left/Lookout house lower right. (note the differences with the diagram)

the lookout house juts out into the alley several feet farther than the old garage to it's left.

the lookout house in the alley

lookout window facing Orme Ave.

tovanger2 posted a photograph back in 2012 of Harry Raymond house at 955 Orme

and I thought I had posted about it earlier as well/

955 Orme Ave. with garage

garage damage

I'm still almost certain I posted about this bombing earlier on NLA. If someone finds my older posts..I'm sure they'll let me know.

rcarlton May 13, 2014 5:28 PM

Looks like the artist took some liberties.

John Mauer pointing to a map in the courtroom on April 13, 1938.
Scene of the Raymond car bombing. "This photo was taken on the morning of January 14, shortly after Harry Raymond stepped on the starter of his car and set off the planted bomb that blew out the sides of his garage and sent hundreds of pieces of metal tearing into his body." This excerpt taken from the caption that appeared with this photo in the L.A. Herald Examiner.
Here is the "hideout" house from which a group of mystery men assertively spied on Raymond's home from last September until three days after the bombing. Neighbors identified Kynette and some of his officers as the men who occupied the house. From the window indicated by an arrow a clear view of the Raymond home could be had. Photo date: January 20, 1938.
Closeup view of the damage to Harry Raymond's auto, caused by the bombing. Anybody able to identify the car?

Martin Pal May 13, 2014 6:21 PM

This is dated 1948, but no location.
It looks to me like the building on the corner of Santa Monica Blvd. and Doheny.


Update: GW has identified this location as Santa Monica Blvd. and San Vicente. Val's Coffee Shop is on the NE corner of SMB.

Martin Pal May 13, 2014 6:23 PM

In keeping with the Hollywood Hotel and Highland Avenue color photos posted recently, I don't find that these have been previously seen on NLA.

Dated 1939:

Three from 1956:

A few months later:

Martin Pal May 13, 2014 6:30 PM


In the bottom left corner of the above photo is a place called Toff's.
It was still there in 1977:

ethereal_reality May 13, 2014 6:32 PM

:previous: excellent Hollywood Hotel photographs Martin_Pal.
Have we seen Toff's before? (lower left corner in the last photo)*

*LOL. You beat me to it (by 2 minutes). :)

ethereal_reality May 13, 2014 6:39 PM

..looks like this was taken near a pedestrian bridge of some sort. (imageshack cropped off the lower portion of my pic)

-here's the whole photo.

WS1911 May 13, 2014 7:44 PM


Originally Posted by FredH (Post 6575345)
11/15/60 - Center building is the Hoegee Sporting Goods Store at 138-142 South Main Street. The modernist City Health Building (1952, Lunden Hayward
and O'Connor) at 1st and Main Streets in the distance.

That ghost of a staircase on the wall of the sporting goods store is intriguing. Does anyone know what building was there?


ethereal_reality May 13, 2014 7:57 PM

:previous: That staircase caught my eye as well. I couldn't make heads or tails of it.
So the staircase was sandwiched between the two buildings, right?
It's like a shadow x-ray thingy...

detail/La Chiquita Grocery Store


straight on view of the sad pitiful front. :(

HossC May 13, 2014 8:40 PM


Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6575952)

..looks like this was taken near a pedestrian bridge of some sort.

It's part of the original two-tier parking structure at the Parker Center. There's no date with the picture, but I'd guess at mid-50s - there was an extra building on the single-story portion of the parking lot (nearest the camera) by 1962.

CityBoyDoug May 13, 2014 10:22 PM

Gilmore Gasoline...Mack truck with neon attached. Another Gilmore advertising gimmick.
Los Angeles PL collection

HossC May 13, 2014 10:59 PM


I had to see what that truck looked like when it got darker :). The blog post dates it at 1934.
All images from

Tetsu May 14, 2014 12:34 AM


Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6574012)
USC Digital Library

A higher angle from a year earlier. This one was probably taken at the same time as the one I posted of Figueroa and Second.
USC Digital Library

That hilltop Victorian at the NE corner of 1st & Figueroa always intrigued me (upper right of the first pic, upper center of the first). I always thought it fronted onto Flower, which was why it seems hidden by the other houses, but the aerial clearly shows that my perception of the distance between Flower & Figueroa was way off. I also always thought it was one main floor, but the aerial shows it was a two-story house. Anybody have any other info/closer photos of the house? I've got another version of the first photo in the quote with an interesting annotation in the upper right corner, reading "Korean Society Site (Chang Ho House)". Wonder if it can provide any clues for anyone who might know: my files

Tetsu May 14, 2014 12:44 AM

Sorry guys, sometimes I forget that good old Google can do the trick. Lol. Apparently the house was the home of Dosan Ahn Chang Ho and family, "an activist and prominent leader of the Korean resistance movements (1905-1945) as well as a leader in the Korean-American community. Numerous memorials have been built in his honor, including statues in Dosan Memorial Park in Seoul and Riverside, California. In Los Angeles, there is Dosan Ahn Chang Ho Post Office in Koreatown and Dosan Ahn Chang Ho Square, at the intersection of Jefferson Boulevard and Van Buren Place." -LAPL

A picture of Dosan Ahn Chang Ho standing on the front porch of the home in question, whose address was apparently 106 N. Figueroa:

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