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Noir_Noir Jan 18, 2019 8:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beaudry (Post 8440855)
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7809/...86969ffa_o.png
...Anthony C. Meehleis Reinforcing Steel


The Loves and Adventures of an LA Steel Contractor


In 1940 Anthony C. Meehleis is married to Dorothy.

https://i.imgur.com/dwBWhhb.jpg

In 1942 he's left Dorothy and is married to Betty.

https://i.imgur.com/ZkEzLJD.jpg


By 1944 he has divorced Betty and already married, and about to be divorced, from Constance ... and is still thinking of Betty.


https://i.imgur.com/htibcCt.jpg
cdn.shopify.com

https://i.imgur.com/wCjHrsZ.jpg


That was a busy four years. :)


Thirteen years on ...

https://i.imgur.com/VEisSaz.jpg
cdnc.ucr.edu - San Bernardino Sun - 24 October 1957

Harry's Place Jan 18, 2019 4:04 PM

1938, interesting protest in L.A.

https://i.imgur.com/gxnfFtW.png

HossC Jan 18, 2019 4:44 PM

While we're on the west side of Bunker Hill, have we seen this January 1955 photo of the 4th Street cut before?

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...StreetCut1.jpg
Huntington Digital Library

Zooming in, there's another of those red tankers in almost the same place. The company in the background doesn't appear in the 1956 CD, but the Industrial Sanitary Supply Co is at 400 S Boylston in 1960.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...StreetCut2.jpg
Detail of photo above

odinthor Jan 18, 2019 4:55 PM

Harry's Place :previous:

https://i.postimg.cc/bw75yN5c/Strike1.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/tCfSk4pZ/Strike2.jpg

Both images, L.A. Times via ProQuest via CSULB Library.

Noir_Noir Jan 18, 2019 5:19 PM

:previous:


https://i.imgur.com/iKFQpMZ.jpg
Google Books - LIFE 2 Jan 1939

odinthor Jan 18, 2019 5:24 PM

:previous:

https://i.postimg.cc/QtY8nT6Z/1417Geo.jpg

ethereal_reality Jan 18, 2019 9:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Noir_Noir (Post 8435560)

In 1924 he married the woman with reputedly the most beautiful back in Hollywood, Kathryn Harris.

Melbourne turned his back on Kathryn the next year and they were divorced in 1926.

You have a way with words Noir Noir. :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Noir_Noir (Post 8435560)
Another short lived marriage to the German born actress Lena Melana followed.

Here's Lena circa 1927, photographed by Melbourne, outside their home at 148 South La Peer Drive in Beverly Hills.

https://i.imgur.com/b7fUu06.jpg
i.pinimg.com


148 South La Peer Drive these days.

https://i.imgur.com/U01RRZS.jpg
GSV

Whenever I see a location 'find' like this, I always wonder if the current homeowners know anything about the history of their home.
Aware or not, I bet they would love to see that photograph of Lena Melena, taken so many year ago, at their front door. (I know I would)




Here's another photo of of Lena, in heavy makeup.
Later

GaylordWilshire Jan 18, 2019 9:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8440854)
Here's an amazing snapshot of Los Angeles Street decorated for the 1932 Olympics.
I can't resist a closer look.

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

WOW!


There you have the Martz Flats, which go back on NLA all the way to your post 1203 of May 6, 2010...except that the pic is missing. Here's one from Beaudry's 3790 of a year later:

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics19/00019017.jpg


More on Mr. Martz and his house and his Flats here

ethereal_reality Jan 18, 2019 10:17 PM

Here is the missing photograph that GW mentioned.


Martz Flats, taken on July 1, 1965. (shortly before demolition)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/NE8F4L.jpg
ucla archives

I fixed my 2010 post as well.

Thanks for the heads up GW.

Martin Pal Jan 18, 2019 10:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 8440803)
I'm sure most of you know that's the old Queen Mary [1936] at the right. Notice that her aft decks are crowded with onlookers. She's still there but the Goose is long gone.
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I've forgotten, why isn't the Goose there any more?
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Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 8441376)
https://i.postimg.cc/tCfSk4pZ/Strike2.jpg
L.A. Times via ProQuest via CSULB Library.[/SIZE]
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I guess this got settled somehow, I believe the club opened on it's planned date.

HossC Jan 18, 2019 10:46 PM

:previous:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 8441976)

I've forgotten, why isn't the Goose there any more?

From Wikipedia:
In 1980, the Hercules aircraft was acquired by the Aero Club of Southern California, which later put the aircraft on display in a very large geodesic dome next to the Queen Mary ship exhibit in Long Beach, California. The large dome facility became known as the Spruce Goose Dome. The very large enclosed indoor dome area around the Spruce Goose consisted of meeting and special event space, elaborate audio visual displays about Howard Hughes and the Spruce Goose aircraft, and dining areas for tourists. Many convention groups held large dinners, sales meetings, and even concerts under the wings of the aircraft at night when the Spruce Goose Dome was closed to tourists. In 1988, The Walt Disney Company acquired both Long Beach attractions and the associated Long Beach real estate by Pier J. In 1991, Disney informed the Aero Club of Southern California that it no longer wished to display the Hercules aircraft after its highly ambitious Port Disney plan was scrapped.

After a long search for a suitable host, the Aero Club of Southern California arranged for the Hughes Hercules flying boat to be given to Evergreen Aviation Museum in exchange for payments and a percentage of the museum's profits. The aircraft was transported by barge, train, and truck to its current home in McMinnville, Oregon (about 40 miles (60 km) southwest of Portland), where it was reassembled by Contractors Cargo Company and is currently on display. The aircraft arrived in McMinnville on February 27, 1993, after a 138-day, 1,055-mile (1,698 km) trip from Long Beach. The Spruce Goose geodesic dome is now used by Carnival Cruise Lines as its Long Beach terminal.

Mstimc Jan 19, 2019 3:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8442004)
:previous:



From Wikipedia:
In 1980, the Hercules aircraft was acquired by the Aero Club of Southern California, which later put the aircraft on display in a very large geodesic dome next to the Queen Mary ship exhibit in Long Beach, California. The large dome facility became known as the Spruce Goose Dome. The very large enclosed indoor dome area around the Spruce Goose consisted of meeting and special event space, elaborate audio visual displays about Howard Hughes and the Spruce Goose aircraft, and dining areas for tourists. Many convention groups held large dinners, sales meetings, and even concerts under the wings of the aircraft at night when the Spruce Goose Dome was closed to tourists. In 1988, The Walt Disney Company acquired both Long Beach attractions and the associated Long Beach real estate by Pier J. In 1991, Disney informed the Aero Club of Southern California that it no longer wished to display the Hercules aircraft after its highly ambitious Port Disney plan was scrapped.

After a long search for a suitable host, the Aero Club of Southern California arranged for the Hughes Hercules flying boat to be given to Evergreen Aviation Museum in exchange for payments and a percentage of the museum's profits. The aircraft was transported by barge, train, and truck to its current home in McMinnville, Oregon (about 40 miles (60 km) southwest of Portland), where it was reassembled by Contractors Cargo Company and is currently on display. The aircraft arrived in McMinnville on February 27, 1993, after a 138-day, 1,055-mile (1,698 km) trip from Long Beach. The Spruce Goose geodesic dome is now used by Carnival Cruise Lines as its Long Beach terminal.

My wife and I went to a Highlands festival in early 2017 at the Queen Mary. They're using the Goose's dome as exhibition space now. A tour of the Queen was included with the festival ticket. She's definitely seen better days; rust coming up through peeling paint, the wooden decks are worn and unsealed, etc. I recall an article in the LAT that Long Beach City Audit said it requires repairs in the tens of millions and revenue cant even come close. Such a shame for a beautiful piece of Art Deco design.

ethereal_reality Jan 19, 2019 3:43 AM

We have all seen the photographs of the Hercules, later known as theSpruce Goose, being transported down to Los Angeles Harbor from Hughs Corp. in Playa Vista.

I think the following photograph(s) is new to NLA...because I would have remembered the blimp overhead advertising Hughes' film, 'The Outlaw'.

June 16, 1946
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/VxlYm9.jpg
UNLA archives



a closer look
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/YFhwMX.jpg

If you look closely, I believe it also says JANE RUSSELL.



I'm surprised Hughes didn't hire two blimps to fly in tandem. ;) (if you catch my drift)

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Mstimc Jan 19, 2019 4:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8442243)

I'm surprised Hughes didn't hire two blimps to fly in tandem. ;) (if you catch my drift)

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:haha::haha:

Bristolian Jan 19, 2019 5:28 AM

:previous:
I remember when I was a teenager in the '70s, Jane Russell was doing brassiere commercials on television. At that age, I didn't know who she was or why she would be doing those commercials. Then one day I saw a photo of her from her starlet days and realized "Oh, that's why"

CityBoyDoug Jan 19, 2019 6:32 AM

https://i1.wp.com/longbeachlocalnews...size=800%2C543
long beach local news

How it all looks in 2018.

Noir_Noir Jan 19, 2019 7:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8442243)


a closer look
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/YFhwMX.jpg

If you look closely, I believe it also says JANE RUSSELL. (with a small, but long, word above her name, and below 'The Outlaw' )


Jane and the Blimp -


https://i.imgur.com/iCKLWSa.jpg
houstonchronicle.com



The Blimp with different ad copy -


https://i.imgur.com/yzWNSHD.jpg
hometheaterforum.com

Harry's Place Jan 19, 2019 11:31 AM

Somewhere in the 30's. Shootings between George Farley and the police. G.F. age 48 was evicted from the house, he refused and killed the eviction officer and a police officer.

https://i.imgur.com/AVfjYPW.png

Harry's Place Jan 19, 2019 11:39 AM

https://i.imgur.com/go8zm6L.png

HossC Jan 19, 2019 12:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bristolian (Post 8442311)

I remember when I was a teenager in the '70s, Jane Russell was doing brassiere commercials on television. At that age, I didn't know who she was or why she would be doing those commercials. Then one day I saw a photo of her from her starlet days and realized "Oh, that's why"

Given the British slang definition of the word "bristols", I now wonder how you acquired your screen name, Bristolian ;).


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