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ethereal_reality Feb 23, 2012 12:44 AM

Excellent conclusion to your Lookout Mountain trilogy David.

Here's your next assignment. ;)



Can you find out what street this is in Elysian Park?

http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/1...ysianpark2.jpg

I think this is a beautiful postcard....with noirish undertones.



_____


I loved the photos of the Don Lee Mutual Broadcasting Building G_W.

I didn't realize it is home to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science.

GaylordWilshire Feb 23, 2012 1:20 AM

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-L...2520PM.bmp.jpgAlden Jewell

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-X...2520PM.bmp.jpgGoogle

7601 Sunset Blvd, circa 1962 and more recently.

ethereal_reality Feb 23, 2012 1:36 AM

:previous: very cool that they left the old rooftop sign intact.

Wrightguy0 Feb 23, 2012 2:00 AM

Even cooler that they built a traditional looking building over the old car lot, especially in a city that was obsessed with tearing buildings down for surface parking

GaylordWilshire Feb 23, 2012 2:10 AM

:previous:

That building is also occupied by Bonham's--it seems they even had the grace to put up something to complement the older building across Curson in size and design--even to the extent of mimicking the design of its arches.

ethereal_reality Feb 23, 2012 2:11 AM

I've been trying for some time now to find the location of this Fred Harvey Restaurant.
LAPL lists no information with this photograph.

http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/242...harveylapl.jpg
http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=35042


Well, I finally found the answer via this postcard.

http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/1...743ncahuen.jpg




I naively thought all Fred Harvey Restaurants were in train stations
(Los Angeles Union Station had a beautiful Fred Harvey until it closed in 1967).


After I found out the address I was able to find more information on this particular Fred Harvey Restaurant. It turns out, the restaurant
was part of a Santa Fe Trailways Travel Center that used to be located at 1735 Cahuenga Boulevard. (phone GLadstone 1266)

below: This ad says it all.

http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/7...edharveyad.jpg
http://laist.com/2010/01/30/laistory...n_cahuenga.php

Of course now I would like to find out more about this travel center that I knew nothing about.

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ethereal_reality Feb 23, 2012 2:44 AM

A brief glimpse of the Fred Harvey in Union Station.


http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/688/pcfredh1.jpg
http://www.papersponge.com/page-1/20...matchbook.html



http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/8494/pcfredh1a.jpg
http://www.papersponge.com/page-1/20...matchbook.html



http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/4960/pcfredh1b.jpg
http://www.papersponge.com/page-1/20...matchbook.html





http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/6...edharveypc.jpg



below: The jaw-dropping interior as it appears today.

http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/4...laobserved.jpg
unknown



below: The entrance to the old Fred Harvey space in Los Angeles Union Station.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...537/umw4Dn.jpg
http://www.railpac.org/2011/02/09/ea...n-gets-better/

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GaylordWilshire Feb 23, 2012 3:01 AM

:previous:

Great Fred Harvey material, e_r. As for the Cahuenga travel center location... there still seems to be a bus station just a lot south of of it, although now under the Greyhound banner. I'm wanting to believe that part of the Colony nightclub might happen to contain a bone or two of the old Fred Harvey's... oh, probably not.

Btw, the nightclub's p.r. people made me chuckle with this: "The Colony captures the exclusive and celebrated Hamptons lifestyle—right in the heart of Hollywood. Entering The Colony, guests are ushered into a world of East Coast-inspired luxury, evoking the energy of a destination that has been home to an elite group of pleasure seekers and power brokers."

ethereal_reality Feb 23, 2012 3:15 AM

:previous: I thought the same thing Gaylord_Wilshire. I was almost certain the Fred Harvey building was part of this new nightclub The Colony.

http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/2...arveytoday.jpg
google street view




But then I found this photograph of the Fred Harvey being demolished in 2009. :(

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/4927/aafredh.jpg
http://laheyday.blogspot.com/2009/12...hollywood.html

Handsome Stranger Feb 23, 2012 4:05 AM

Thanks GaylordWilshire for the beautiful color photo of 1313 Vine! It's still a gorgeous building, one of the very few remaining old Hollywood landmarks on Vine. Am I right in thinking that the Hollywood Ranch Market was directly across the street?

FredH Feb 23, 2012 4:55 AM

O'Connor Electro-Plating Explosion
 
Last December, I posted a story on the O'Connor Electo-Plating explosion of February, 1947. A few days ago, the L.A. Times had an article on the blast, with a series of pictures, showing the devastation:

http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/1...xplosion89.jpg
L.A.Times

http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/8...xplosion79.jpg
L.A. Times

In their story of the accident, the Times had this gem:

"The O’Connor Electro-Plating Co. had been in business in the same one-story brick building for almost 20 years. The plant was managed by Robert J. O’Connor, son of the company’s founder. O’Connor knew little about chemistry, so he had hired Robert Magee, who presented impressive credentials. But in truth, Magee had been working as a foreman at a local dairy and was only an aspiring chemist without even a high school diploma.

For almost a year, Magee worked on a revolutionary process for polishing aluminum, anxiously waiting to get it patented. He was using a mixture of 140 gallons of perchloric acid and 70 gallons of acetic anhydride, nearly as volatile as nitroglycerin. It was imperative that the acid be kept under refrigeration. But an hour before the blast, the refrigeration unit broke down. About the same time, as investigators later surmised, Magee apparently inserted a plastic rack into the solution, triggering the blast."

Magee and his assistant were vaporized in the explosion.

The L.A. Times story and a bunch more pictures are here:

http://framework.latimes.com/2012/02...ating-corp/#/0

FredH Feb 23, 2012 5:19 AM

Downtown L.A. building set to go from drug den to luxury inn
 
Maybe there is hope for the Morrison Hotel yet. This is right down the street.

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg515...jpg&res=medium
L.A. Times

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg33/...jpg&res=medium
Google Street View

Story is here:

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-f...,6281134.story

Good luck guys :cheers:

unihikid Feb 23, 2012 7:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5601568)
I've been trying for some time now to find the location of this Fred Harvey Restaurant.
LAPL lists no information with this photograph.

http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/242...harveylapl.jpg
http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=35042


Well, I finally found the answer via this postcard.

http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/1...743ncahuen.jpg



I naively thought all Fred Harvey Restaurants were in train stations
(Los Angeles Union Station had a beautiful Fred Harvey until it closed in 1967).


After I found out the address I was able to find more information on this particular Fred Harvey Restaurant. It turns out, the restaurant
was part of a Santa Fe Trailways Travel Center that used to be located at 1735 Cahuenga Boulevard. (phone GLadstone 1266)

below: This ad says it all.

http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/7...edharveyad.jpg
http://laist.com/2010/01/30/laistory...n_cahuenga.php

Of course now I would like to find out more about this travel center that I knew nothing about.

____

ethereal when i was in 11th grade in 98 i took my first trip via greyhound to dallas from the hollywood greyhound bus station,it was an art deco building and i remember it being white,one story and very nice inside,i went to mcdonalds before my long trip,the mcdons is still there but the station is long gone,could that have been the site for harveys? or maybe a former trailways station?i dont think i took any pictures of the station which i always did,but i did keep the bus ticket.it seems the arclight movie theatre(or theater) parking lot sits on the former bus station site.

GaylordWilshire Feb 23, 2012 12:42 PM

Even before the Clampetts moved into 750 Bel-Air Road in 1962, the house was frequently rented out for filming...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-O...2520PM.bmp.jpgyoutube.com

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-d...2520PM.bmp.jpgyoutube.com

A couple of screenshots of the exterior of the Atkinson/Kirkeby/Clampett mansion from Jerry Lewis's Cinderfella, 1960.


Other than the Clampett's 1921 Oldsmobile truck, the Chrysler Corporation conspicuously supplied cars for The Beverly Hillbillies, everything from Valiants to Imperials. But they weren't the first CryCo products to grace the house's forecourt.... Here are four '56 Chryslers and a couple of Imperials in a company brochure....

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-1...2520PM.bmp.jpghttps://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-F...2520PM.bmp.jpgAlden Jewell


Apparently the familiar entrance to 750 Bel-Air Road was closed because of all the gawkers, who included me circa 1970 (I still have the Instamatic print--looks about the same as the top shot here). Anyway, the house was also drastically altered or replaced (reports vary) with something more generically McMansionish, the entrance to it moved around the corner to another address.

GaylordWilshire Feb 23, 2012 1:37 PM

Poignant footnote to that über-noir year, 1947
 
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00093/00093331.jpgLAPL

The Examiner referred to him as the "Bus-riding Romeo" and had this story: "A very distraught young man was Charles Harader, 26, of 2208 Cahuenga boulevard, who rode Griffith Park buses six consecutive days, 10 hours a day, in search of a sweetheart he named as Susan Simpson, 22. He showed picture of her to newsmen. They discovered the picture was that of Radio Actress Lynn Allen, who 'never saw him before.' Tearful 'Chuck' suspended his search."

The story in the Times:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-o...2520AM.bmp.jpghttps://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-w...2520AM.bmp.jpg
Los Angeles Times October 19, 1947

Of course in my fertile imagination I imagine that the hapless and deluded Chuck was really looking for Beth Short... Miss Allen's black hair & all....


Next stop:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zcLrtDvWNw...rest+Hills.JPGitsfilmedthere.com/

This is actually 306 Loma Drive, the Mary Andrews Clark Memorial Home, which we've seen here before and has apparently become apartments.

RudyJK Feb 23, 2012 2:21 PM

[QUOTE=FredH;5601764]Maybe there is hope for the Morrison Hotel yet. This is right down the street.

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg515...jpg&res=medium
L.A. Times

What are they all looking at?

johnjohn7188 Feb 23, 2012 3:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rcarlton (Post 5597454)
More of Mr. Adams work:

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00085/00085734.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00085/00085734.jpg

"Exterior view of the photography studio owned by John E. Reed, located at 6633 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. On the lawn, a large photograph of entertainer Jimmy Durante is on display and a sign advertises, "Theatrical Photography special...12 8x10 prints for $9.50." The eastern side of Blessed Sacrament Church is visible on the left."

Circa 1940.

That's actually the eastern side of Blessed Sacrament School. :)
Wow, I always wondered what was located east of the school before that space became a hideous parking lot. And now I know! THANKS! :D

johnjohn7188 Feb 23, 2012 3:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by unihikid (Post 5601845)
ethereal when i was in 11th grade in 98 i took my first trip via greyhound to dallas from the hollywood greyhound bus station,it was an art deco building and i remember it being white,one story and very nice inside,i went to mcdonalds before my long trip,the mcdons is still there but the station is long gone,could that have been the site for harveys? or maybe a former trailways station?i dont think i took any pictures of the station which i always did,but i did keep the bus ticket.it seems the arclight movie theatre(or theater) parking lot sits on the former bus station site.

I believe you're right! I used to live a few blocks away from the Cineramadome. I had forgotten all about the Greyhound station. Now I remember seeing a Greyhound sign every morning on my way to school. Unfortunately, I never got to see the interior.

GaylordWilshire Feb 23, 2012 6:18 PM

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-X...2520PM.bmp.jpgReuters

Do we have new era of noir in the making? Under the tinsel, 2012 edition--here's an article in today's N.Y. Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/23/op...llywood&st=cse

FredH Feb 23, 2012 9:58 PM

[QUOTE=RudyJK;5602011]
Quote:

Originally Posted by FredH (Post 5601764)
Maybe there is hope for the Morrison Hotel yet. This is right down the street.

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg515...jpg&res=medium
L.A. Times

What are they all looking at?

Yeah, they should turn around and look at all the work they have to do. I think the L.A. Times photo guy was just trying to make an "artsy" looking picture.


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