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Beaudry Feb 21, 2015 3:50 AM

Here's an upcoming event that should appeal to a variety of us on here:

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8568/...fe53f7c0_o.png

Link here— http://www.americancinemathequecalen...-angels-flight

tovangar2 Feb 21, 2015 5:23 AM

S Bonnie Brae & W 11th + The Lyndon
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tetsu (Post 6923337)

Thank you Tetsu. Maybe one owner moved the whole trio of homes and saved a bit of money by shoehorning them on to just two lots (?)

***
Remember the house pictured above e_r? Its turret and roof peak were captured in one of the photos you posted, taken on the roof of the Athletic Model Guild.

***

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-M...84945%2BPM.jpg
gsv

Thank you e_r and Beaudry for the posts on the Lyndon. It makes an enchanting mask for the new building it wraps. I think the handicapped entrance is handled a bit awkwardly though. I would've taken the full width of the window down to the ground and put the address over the door. (But no one asked me and I have too many opinions anyway). It's certainly better than the Hollywood Brown Derby facade fragment they "saved" or the iconic bits of Perino's which were incorporated into that apartment building.

Tourmaline Feb 21, 2015 5:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 4794360)
The Perry Mason Courthouse: the entrance at right is at Hill and 1st.
Note the clock, which echoes the clocks on previous L. A. County Courthouses.
http://www.paulrwilliamsproject.org/.../CHS-31367.jpg
USC/Doheny Library/California Historical Society


More on the courthouse:
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/thed...se_of_the.html

http://www.paulrwilliamsproject.org/...vic-buildings/



1954
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1956 - "Shot from the Law Library [12th Floor] on Broadway. Bottom left is the northeast corner of 1st and Hill Streets. Structures in background are on Grand Avenue north of 1st Street."
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August '56 - From the southwest corner of Grand Avenue and Court Street, looking south on Grand Avenue
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December '56
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December '58
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December '59
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February '59
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1956 - Court Street homes make way for Civic Center
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Quote:

Side view of house on Olive Court, which was a one way street accessible from Olive Street between 1st and 2nd Streets. Partially visible taller building at far right edge is the Moore Cliff. The Melrose Hotel in the left background on South Grand Avenue.
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Tourmaline Feb 21, 2015 5:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SoCal1954 (Post 6077253)
Yes. You can see the edge of the roof line of the nearby large building:

http://i45.tinypic.com/2q9xkkm.jpg




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1955 Hotel Broadway
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HossC Feb 21, 2015 11:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6923424)

I searched and couldn't locate this image on NLA.

"View of the Founders Building of the University of Southern California College of Medicine located on Buena Vista street (later N. Broadway), 1890."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...901/aYBqYC.jpg
http://cdm16003.contentdm.oclc.org/c...id/3581/rec/76

So where on Buena Vista was this located?

The College of Medicine was at 737 Buena Vista, later 737 N Broadway. Here are some listings from the City Directories. The word "Southern" seems to get dropped from the name for 1909 and 1911.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...fMedicine1.jpg
LAPL

Here's a small extract from the '1922-23 Register - University of California, Volume 1' by University of California, Berkeley.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...fMedicine2.jpg
books.google.com

The college can be seen here just above the word "Vista" on the 1910 Baist map.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...fMedicine3.jpg
www.historicmapworks.com

Today, you'll find this structure roughly where the college was.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...fMedicine4.jpg
GSV

ethereal_reality Feb 21, 2015 5:51 PM

:previous: thx Hoss. I appreciate you posting the 1910 baist map.
"and the cadaver operating rooms".....I wonder if these were in the basement? (I noticed the building had a full basement)



below: Does anyone recognize this location?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...540/W58HKW.jpg
found in an old file of mine / screengrab from unknown film


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found in an old file of mine / screengrab from unknown film
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ethereal_reality Feb 21, 2015 5:56 PM

...and here's another sequence. (the bus number is different, so i'm not sure if this is the same street)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...538/oKchYw.jpg
old file

note the building with the cartouche and ornament (painted over in blue)


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old file

the cartouche building is further down the street now. (far right)


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...908/vjbaGv.jpg
old file

:previous: Is this a Desmonds sign? It looks like the same type/font used by the department store.

Sorry I misplaced the origin of the film. (I've looked thru several youtube videos, but haven't found any with these particular street scenes)
-hmmm...perhaps the scenes are from someone's home movies? 8mm.
_________

Amazing color slides from the Huntington archives Tourmaline. -and I love the Hattie McDaniels photograph you posted. (good timing...the day before the Oscars)

Tourmaline Feb 21, 2015 6:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fab Fifties Fan (Post 5841654)
That is actually the lobby of the Mason Theater that once proudly stood at 127 S. Broadway.

Opened in 1903 as the Mason Opera House, it was demolished in 1956 to make room for the State of California office building, which has since been demolished as well. It is currently a dirt lot surrounded by a chain link fence.

1950 Exterior Shot
http://imageshack.us/a/img43/4320/masontheater3.jpg
www.library.ca.gov

The lobby looking in from the entrance. (The staircase that the model is standing on in E_R's image is top right.)
http://imageshack.us/a/img338/7845/masontheater1.jpg
LAPL

The model's view toward the front entrance.
http://imageshack.us/a/img832/5739/masontheater2.jpg
LAPL

Many thanks to our friends over at Historic Los Angeles Theaters (https://sites.google.com/site/downto...ngelestheatres)
ALWAYS an awesome reference site!

~Jon Paul





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Curious handlebars positioning
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See also: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1757

Tourmaline Feb 21, 2015 6:41 PM

Seminole Hot Springs



'49 map including Seminole Hot Springs
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HossC Feb 21, 2015 6:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6923834)

below: Does anyone recognize this location?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...905/jgQdWc.jpg
found in an old file of mine / screengrab from unknown film

Pacific Boulevard at Zoe Avenue in Huntington Park. The old F W Woolworth building looks pretty intact under some new additions. The building on the left is still occupied by the Bank of America, and the property websites I've checked say it was built in 1930, so it must have had quite a makeover.

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GSV

I'll have to take the Googlemobile down the road to see if the stores in the second batch of e_r's screengrabs are nearby.

ethereal_reality Feb 21, 2015 6:46 PM

:previous: Ah, yes! -the buildings still stand! thx HossC. (how did you find it so quickly?)-I'm impressed.

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Tourmaline Feb 21, 2015 7:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 6080274)




Big Rock Cafe - From the looks of things its a full service establishment, dining, cocktails and a library?
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Some of the patrons could be from Madame Tussauds or Zombies auditioning as dancers on Shindig or Hootenanny.
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Martin Pal Feb 21, 2015 7:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beaudry (Post 6923504)
Here's an upcoming event that should appeal to a variety of us on here:

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8568/...fe53f7c0_o.png

Link here— http://www.americancinemathequecalen...-angels-flight

Thanks for the heads up Beaudry.

I saw the film ANGEL'S FLIGHT when KCET aired it as part of a celebration of the re-opening of Angel's Flight in it's current
incarnation, before I was schooled on Bunker Hill history. Imdb curiously lists the film as both in black & white and color. (?)

Other tidbits from imdb say that the film was shot in 1962, but released in 1965. Apparently the film stopped shooting
because they had no film permits and it got shut down, which is why it's only 77 minutes and has an "abrupt" ending.
(But effective, one person notes.)

There is also a theme song ("Angel's Flight") sung by Ann Richards, but I doubt it was the same woman who became
Governor of Texas!

I did remember that the one person in this film people would recognize is a small role played by Rue McClanahan.
(Billed as "Rhue" in the film.)

A month ago, someone posted a 72 minute version of the film on youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81HvMHetMJg

Stills:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NUcsazQC2H.../s1600/af1.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6tbP0cto2h...ht%2Bmovie.jpg

Beaudry Feb 21, 2015 8:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 6923915)
Thanks for the heads up Beaudry.

I saw the film ANGEL'S FLIGHT when KCET aired it as part of a celebration of the re-opening of Angel's Flight in it's current
incarnation, before I was schooled on Bunker Hill history. Imdb curiously lists the film as both in black & white and color. (?)

Other tidbits from imdb say that the film was shot in 1962, but released in 1965. Apparently the film stopped shooting
because they had no film permits and it got shut down, which is why it's only 77 minutes and has an "abrupt" ending.
(But effective, one person notes.)

There is also a theme song ("Angel's Flight") sung by Ann Richards, but I doubt it was the same woman who became
Governor of Texas!

I did remember that the one person in this film people would recognize is a small role played by Rue McClanahan.
(Billed as "Rhue" in the film.)

A month ago, someone posted a 72 minute version of the film on youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81HvMHetMJg

Stills:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NUcsazQC2H.../s1600/af1.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6tbP0cto2h...ht%2Bmovie.jpg

Ann Richards! Yes! Same one! Governor of Texas! Here she is rockin' the "Angel's Flight" theme at a concert:
http://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/wp-con...-Richards1.jpg

That would be great, but it's actually this Ann Richards—

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8640/...45e8a019_o.jpg

—the image from her album cover was taken from her Playboy shoot (hubba, hubba!) which the other Ann Richards probably couldn't say. Richards had something of a tragic history: she was married to Stan Kenton, had children with him, and separated almost immediately; apparently Mr Kenton was no choirboy. Then she shot herself, age 46, in her Hollywood apartment in 1982.

Tourmaline Feb 21, 2015 8:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6716470)
I found this postcard awhile back on....you quessed it, ebay. :)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...907/dVdblI.jpg

The seller dated it 1912.



...yet when I found this 1915 photograph (shown below) the hotel appears to be lacking the top floor.
-this makes me wonder if the top floor was ever added. Could the 1912 illustrated postcard be a glimpse into the future that never happened?
(or is it as simple as the seller listing the wrong date)

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LAPL




..here's the Hotel Sherman at far right, also dated 1915.

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"Victorian houses converted into businesses are sandwiched between the Hotel Leroy on the right and the Hotel Sherman, corner 4th and Hill, on the left.
The Los Angeles Water Dept. is to the right of the Hotel Leroy. In the background is the Grant Building. This later became the site of the Hotel Clark."
-LAPL

___



The Sherman, continued


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Undated
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Tourmaline Feb 21, 2015 8:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6467298)
MichaelRyerson, you beat me to it! Here are a few more pictures of the Edison's Lower Fifth entrance.

Beaudry discussed the retaining wall and surviving entrance a few weeks ago in post #19332.

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Beaudry/GSV

A close-up from another Huntington Digital Library picture shows the pedestrian entrance alongside the plainer exit for autos.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original
Detail of picture at Huntington Digital Library

Flyingwedge posted the same interior shot of the Lower Fifth Street entrance in post #19359. Here's the view looking toward the doors.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4.jpg~original
Huntington Digital Library

This picture shows the entrances/exits during the late stages of construction.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...5.jpg~original
Detail of picture at Huntington Digital Library

And this picture, taken at around the same time, gives a better view of the steps up to Hope Street.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...6.jpg~original
Detail of picture at Huntington Digital Library

I'll finish with a night picture from 1931. The pedestrian entrance is just out of shot to the left, but the auto entrance/exit is clearly illuminated.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...7.jpg~original
Huntington Digital Library


Another interior shot. Lavish kilowattage.

1933 - Sales Department office just off the main lobby
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Tourmaline Feb 21, 2015 8:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 5709627)
I do not believe I have seen this Circa '42 Auto Club map posted here before - mostly because of its size. The accompanying quoted text speaks for itself. I would assume this to have been a very early '42 map, considering that other maps, or at least the kind that were typically provided by the large gas station chains, deliberately omitted landmarks that were of strategic importance, including race tracks, airports, oil refineries, and rail lines. Beneath that are assorted pics of implementation of blackout measures, ca/ '42. Has this topic been covered here?

On a side note, it is interesting (to me) (especially in light of the previous post about "Bimini Slough's" connection with "Silver Lake") to follow the the path of Silverlake Blvd. into Beverly Blvd and notice the curve where Beverly meets Rossmore. It is the same "sometimes-foggy" perennia-creek-golf course-estuary mentioned in the lost stream article.;)

"Dimout Zones, 1942

Navigating the curves of Mulholland Drive can be challenging enough in daylight. But during World War II, the U.S. War Department imposed dimout regulations on many roads--including Mulholland--that were visible from the ocean, requiring motorists to drive with their headlights off at night. This 1942 map from the Automobile Club of Southern California archives shows where dimout regulations would be enforced, explains Auto Club historian Matthew W. Roth:

In the fall of 1942, Auto Club cartographers and U.S. Department of War officials surveyed the coast of Southern California to define the "dimout zone," where motorists were required to turn off their headlights. Designed to thwart enemy vessels off the coast, the dimout would make it more difficult to navigate using onshore landmarks and would eliminate the backlighting of potential targets. Using the Auto Club's standard map of Metropolitan Los Angeles, the survey team marked those roads and highways where the dimout would be enforced. The blue and yellow markings indicate the direction from which the particular road would be visible from the water.


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"Billie Hall" showing her LA home sprayed with flak 2-25-42 (Unknown location) :
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...224C0422E?v=hr http://digitallibrary.usc.edu

1949, yes 1949 aerial photo of Sepulveda and Manchester Avenues. A solitary air raid warden's shack is pictured at left center, facing Manchester Boulevard, one of the few remaining from World War II.

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...CHS-33124?v=hrhttp://digitallibrary.usc.edu/search...=1337791381004

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So Cal Edison customers should heed those blackout regulations. Source suggests 1940. More likely post '41



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jg6544 Feb 21, 2015 9:23 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6923381)
I don't recall seeing this fascinating image on NLA.

"This is the Southern Pacific railroad as it enters Santa Monica. The railroad ignited a bustling tourism along the Pacific Coast." -Business Insider

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...910/h0IhEM.jpg
http://www.businessinsider.com/thelife

So what do you think all that lumber is for? -the future Santa Monica depot? (this is just a guess)
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Possibly for a new depot, but also possibly for the dozens of small "weekend" homes built for people who lived farther inland, but kept a place in Santa Monica for the hot months of the year. There are still a few of them around.

tovangar2 Feb 21, 2015 10:03 PM

Old Bunker Hill Steps
 
That's a wonderful shot of the old Bunker Hill steps. When we were little, my sister and I used to play princesses on the balcony at the top, benignly waving to our "subjects" below:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-h...13656%2BPM.jpg
Huntington Digital Library (detail)

The photo makes a great pair with the shot of the interior flights of the old steps Beaudry gifted us with last New Years' Eve. I'd guess at least 40 years separates the two photos:
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Originally Posted by Beaudry (Post 6860694)


ethereal_reality Feb 21, 2015 10:41 PM

:previous: I can picture you on that balcony T2. :) -sweet story.



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Originally Posted by jg6544 (Post 6924033)
Possibly for a new depot, but also possibly for the dozens of small "weekend" homes built for people who lived farther inland, but kept a place in Santa Monica
for the hot months of the year. There are still a few of them around.


jg6544,
I think you made a good point. -small 'weekend' homes like this.


Santa Monica beach, 1880s
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...912/jpy4n1.jpg
www.businessinsider.com/life
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