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AlvaroLegido Jan 2, 2022 8:46 PM

Nla
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9490861)
Yes, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I don't know what I'd do without you all. :)

The spirit of NLA is inexplicable to those who ask me "aren't you tired of that noirish Los Angeles stuff ?"

August-Marathon Jan 2, 2022 8:47 PM

Stolen Police Motocycle
 
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Godzilla Jan 3, 2022 11:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9491277)
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Here's an excellent original snapshot of a McDonnel's that was listed a few days ago on eBay.

I can't help myself. Here it is LARGER.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/924/3FwQTR.jpg

I see that there is a street number on the building next door.

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Note that "McDonnel's" is spelled with a double "L" on the vertical signage and seemingly most of the other images.






https://playingintheworldgame.files....atdo1_1280.jpghttps://playingintheworldgame.files....atdo1_1280.jpg

https://playingintheworldgame.files....12/o9v5vts.jpghttps://playingintheworldgame.files....12/o9v5vts.jpg

Mstimc Jan 3, 2022 10:25 PM

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Originally Posted by AlvaroLegido (Post 9491369)
The spirit of NLA is inexplicable to those who ask me "aren't you tired of that noirish Los Angeles stuff ?"

Living on the West side and often transiting across town to cross the Orange Curtain, I enjoy matching some of the locations I see here to the ones out in the real world. And I enjoy peppering my out-of-town friends with historical tidbits picked up here and from a lifetime spent in So Cal.

CityBoyDoug Jan 3, 2022 11:48 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9491277)
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Here's an excellent original snapshot of a McDonnel's that was listed a few days ago on eBay.


I am curious about the usage of the word "original" signifies in your comment above? Original what?

This place appears to be a different snack shop than the famous McDonald's we all know.

:???:

ethereal_reality Jan 4, 2022 11:36 PM

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Here's an interesting slide listed on eBay.

"Original 35mm Slide - Antique Car Lot Burbank CA 1950s"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/oa7mQ7.jpg
Link

I did a google & found this. . ."The Mayfield Car Co. was on Hollywood Way and Riverside Drive in Burbank, and it specialized in classics and oddballs, ca. 1950."


Which led me to this. . . . .

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/VxdBtM.jpg
facebook

The three-wheeler in the foreground is a Davis Divan. (I had to look it up)


"The Davis Motorcar Company was an automobile manufacturer based in Van Nuys, which produced three-wheeled automobiles from 1947 to 1948.
In total the company produced 13 vehicles. Soon after the Davis plant shut down, Gary Davis, the owner, was convicted on 20 of 28 counts of theft
and was sentenced to 8 months to two years in jail." (the theft was not paying his employees)



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ethereal_reality Jan 5, 2022 6:42 PM

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Bandleaders Tiny Hill and Freddie Martin at the Cocoanut Grove in the Ambassador Hotel.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/xU5VDl.jpg
eBay

hmm. . .has anyone ever seen Minnesota Fats and Tiny Hill in the same room?




I just have to point out the very cool tropical panels.

detail
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/j4v4V7.jpg


I wonder if miscellaneous items like this panel were saved when the Cocoanut Grove closed?

If it was saved it's probably in someone's garage somewhere. :(





reverse
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/WZCX86.jpg

Snix Jan 6, 2022 2:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 9492274)
I am curious about the usage of the word "original" signifies in your comment above? Original what?

This place appears to be a different snack shop than the famous McDonald's we all know.

:???:

Dear CityBoyDoug,

McDonnell's was a chain of drive-in restaurants run by "Rusty" McDonnell in the 1930s and 40s. There's a menu on eBay right now with locations on the back.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...dd819258_b.jpg
Ebay

The chain had a wide variety of sizes and styles, some cooked up by architect Wayne McAllister.

https://64.media.tumblr.com/1d7c57fa...mb9o1_1280.jpg
LAPL Menu Collection

McDonald's (no relation) was founded 60 miles east of Los Angeles in San Bernardino. Dick and Mac McDonald opened there in 1940 as a drive-in, and then reinvented the operation in 1948 as a self-service stand.

odinthor Jan 6, 2022 4:10 AM

Also:

https://i.postimg.cc/131qxQB2/Original-Photo.jpg
http://www.cycleback.com/photoguide/importantconcepts.html

CityBoyDoug Jan 6, 2022 5:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snix (Post 9494534)
Dear CityBoyDoug,

McDonnell's was a chain of drive-in restaurants run by "Rusty" McDonnell in the 1930s and 40s. There's a menu on eBay right now with locations on the back.

Snix: thank you for addressing my question to ER.

Martin Pal Jan 6, 2022 10:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9491277)
.Here's an excellent original snapshot of a McDonnel's that was listed a few days ago on eBay.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/MqssZM.jpg

I was surprised to see that it was already gone. (from eBay)

I see that there is a street number on the building next door..
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This misspelled, at least initially, McDonnel's, was located at the NW corner of Beverly Blvd. and La Brea Ave.
The intersection is 7100 Beverly Blvd. There's a gas station there now.

https://waterandpower.org/8%20Histor..._in_ca1937.jpgCalisphere

It's dated circa 1937. Note the advertisement for Eastside Ale, and in the distance, the sign for Waikiki restaurant, at 335 N. La Brea Avenue, is visible.

The Waikiki restaurant was only open for 7 months, at the most, having opened October 8, 1937. This NoirCityDame post HERE, covers ten establishments at this location over a twenty year period, including a photo for the Waikiki. (Or one without a watermark in this post HERE.)

Martin Pal Jan 6, 2022 11:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snix (Post 9494534)
[...]

McDonnell's was a chain of drive-in restaurants run by "Rusty" McDonnell in the 1930s and 40s. There's a menu on eBay right now with locations on the back.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...dd819258_b.jpg
Ebay

The chain had a wide variety of sizes and styles, some cooked up by architect Wayne McAllister.
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In NCD's post about Hollywood Drive-In's she had this:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Noircitydame (Post 7153583)
[...]

7101 Sunset NW cor @ La Brea
MCDONNELL’S / TINY NAYLOR’S


McDonnell’s is here as of 1936 but isn't listed in their 1940 [Thanksgiving] ad. By 1952 this location had become a Tiny Naylor’s drive in. No pictures (that I know of) showing it as McDonnell’s.
• As of 1936 Drive-in here
• 1952 Drive in becomes Tiny Naylor’s
• 1980’s Tiny Naylor’s demolished.
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Later:

Quote:

Originally Posted by MartinTurnbull (Post 7692616)
I was recently contacted by a woman who is researching her family’s history. In 1935, her parents borrowed $25 and drove from Kansas to Los Angeles, where her father worked at several McDonnell’s restaurants [...] She sent me photos from her family’s collection; from the Wetzel family collection.

McDonnell's No. 6 Sunset & La Brea, Tiny Naylors later built at same location.
https://martinturnbull.com/wp-conten...collection.jpg
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DWP also has this photo with a palm tree in it of the Sunset/La Brea McDonnell's c. 1930's.

https://waterandpower.org/Historical...McDonnalds.jpgDWP


So this COLOR! photo must also be the same location:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-G_QfKfAyVG...15ce751c82.jpg

ethereal_reality Jan 7, 2022 12:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 9492274)
I am curious about the usage of the word "original" signifies in your comment above? Original what?

Original...as in...'Not A Reprint'.

I didn't see your question earlier.
Sorry for the delay, CBD.

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CityBoyDoug Jan 7, 2022 2:49 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9493275)
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Here's an interesting slide listed on eBay.

Which led me to this. . . . .

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/VxdBtM.jpg
facebook

The three-wheeler in the foreground is a Davis Divan. (I had to look it up)


"The Davis Motorcar Company was an automobile manufacturer based in Van Nuys, which produced three-wheeled automobiles from 1947 to 1948.
In total the company produced 13 vehicles. Soon after the Davis plant shut down, Gary Davis, the owner, was convicted on 20 of 28 counts of theft
and was sentenced to 8 months to two years in jail." (the theft was not paying his employees)



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The Davis Divan reminds me of the fabulous DALE. One of America's great cars (only 2 or 3 were made, one was operational).... it was partly made of plywood (the doors).
The inventor Liz Carmichael (Jerry Dean Michael
1927-2004 ) was actually a man. She would fit in perfectly in the current transsexual world.
She ended up in prison for misusing customer's down payment deposit money.

https://drivetribe.imgix.net/J95PHVD...dpr=2&q=50jpeg
Image is from Drivetribe...historical only.

jhuxld Jan 7, 2022 8:39 PM

re: The Dale
 
There is an amazing documentary about Carmichael — THE LADY AND THE DALE

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 9495730)
The Davis Divan reminds me of the fabulous DALE. One of America's great cars (only 2 or 3 were made, one was operational).... it was partly made of plywood (the doors).
The inventor Liz Carmichael (Jerry Dean Michael
1927-2004 ) was actually a man. She would fit in perfectly in the current transsexual world.
She ended up in prison for misusing customer's down payment deposit money.

https://drivetribe.imgix.net/J95PHVD...dpr=2&q=50jpeg
Image is from Drivetribe...historical only.


ethereal_reality Jan 7, 2022 8:46 PM

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:previous: ...Say Whaaaaaaat!

'Liz' was quite imposing. . .
"Elizabeth “Liz” Carmichael. Liz was not your typical California girl. Standing at over 6 feet tall and weighing around 200 pounds."


Here's an earlier mugshot.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/dyIFLF.jpg

Although it doesn't have much of a Los Angeles connection (that I could find) it's an amazing story.

You can read about it Here.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/zAN4Wf.jpg
or here.

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ethereal_reality Jan 7, 2022 9:11 PM

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Here are several tourist snapshots taken in my old neck of the woods.

They are all dated 1973 (I arrived 10 years later). . . and they were all recently found on eBay.



Looking west on Sunset near Larrabee Street.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/krd2t6.jpg

I spy Filthy McNasty's. ...& I'm trying to figure out - what looks like - an upside-down a Currie's Ice Cream Parlor (when they were shaped like giant ice-cream cones)
to the right of the Shell sign.






The famous Tower Videos on the northwest corner of Sunset and Horn Ave.

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

I'm completely stumped by the. . .um. . .what looks like. . .a smokestack with a top hat on top.

sidenote:

A friend of mine in college drove a Pinto. .but not just an ordinary pinto. .it was a Bicentennial Edition Pinto. :slob:





This one needs no explanation. (but here's one anyway)... It's the iconic Whiskey-A-Go-Go (formerly a Bank of America) on the northwest corner of Sunset and N. Clark Street.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/YfacoU.jpg








I love this one....It appears to be a psychedelic head-shop named. .um. .Conspiracy(?).

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/5rk05O.jpg

And there is a pool room next door that, if I'm reading it correctly, is named the Corner Pocket.

hmm. . .I think I see the street number, 3300 (?) I hope we can figure out the location (other than on Sunset Blvd.)


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Lastly, let's return to the Tower Records photograph

Here's a closer look at the mystery thingy on the roof.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/G0gXze.jpg
detail

As you can see there's writing but I can't quite make it out. :shrug:

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HossC Jan 7, 2022 9:33 PM

:previous:

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9496502)

Lastly, let's return to the Tower Records photograph

Here's a closer look at the mystery thingy on the roof.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/G0gXze.jpg
detail

As you can see there's writing but I can't quite make it out. :shrug:

I think it says "NOW ON POLYDOR", but I don't know why.

Handsome Stranger Jan 7, 2022 11:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9496502)
I love this one....It appears to be a psychedelic head-shop named. .um. .Conspiracy(?)

https://i.postimg.cc/qB1PMYgw/PC1969.jpg

Psychedelic Conspiracy. This is how it looked in 1969.

odinthor Jan 8, 2022 4:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 9496526)



I think it says "NOW ON POLYDOR", but I don't know why.

Polydor is a still-active record label dating all the way back to 1913...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polydor_Records


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