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Lorendoc Jan 8, 2022 6:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Handsome Stranger (Post 9496709)
https://i.postimg.cc/qB1PMYgw/PC1969.jpg

Psychedelic Conspiracy. This is how it looked in 1969.

From the LAT 1/28/68:
https://i.imgur.com/eC3Iuqo.jpg
newspapers.com

CityBoyDoug Jan 8, 2022 9:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9496460)
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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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"In 1974, Carmichael, based out of Burbank, California, ...." this is a quote from one of ER's links.

The car making "plant" was in Burbank which was certainly in LA County. I would say that the DALE was smokin and steamin the Los Angeles vibe all the way.

Here's another LA associated whoop-dee-doo......Disney Studio, 500 S Buena Vista St, Burbank, CA 91521.

riichkay Jan 8, 2022 10:29 AM

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...720&fit=bounds

Rather than a smokestack/top hat I think this thing is supposed to represent a lighthouse....and the promotion was for the Canadian group of that name,
who moved over to the Polydor label and released an album in '73....from Wiki....

"Lighthouse is a Canadian rock band formed in 1968 in Toronto, Ontario, whose repertoire included elements of rock music, jazz, classical music, and swing and featured horns, string instruments, and vibraphone. They won Juno Awards for Best Canadian Group of the Year in 1972, 1973,[2] and 1974."


The bands biggest U.S. hit was 1971's "One Fine Morning", which peaked at Billboard #24....

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...370&fit=bounds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLdq...nel=LarryHinze

Noir_Noir Jan 8, 2022 1:02 PM

:previous:


Nice work riichkay. :tup:


https://i.imgur.com/PzfFvXr.jpg
worldradiohistory.com - Billboard, Sept 08 1973

riichkay Jan 8, 2022 8:07 PM

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds


Here's another Tower Records rooftop promotion, also from 1973, courtesy of Ed Ruscha....puzzling at first but after zoom in I saw the, ah, light....


https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...720&fit=bounds




https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...720&fit=bounds



It's a promo for the Electric Light Orchestra.....

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...720&fit=bounds

ethereal_reality Jan 8, 2022 10:03 PM

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:previous: Good eye, riichkay. :)



Here's another.

Can anyone figure out the promotional-thingy in this slide dated 1973 (without looking up the answer) ..Don't cheat!

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/v3bDx1.jpg
from Alison Martino's slide collection.






Here's a closer look.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/qMmWyC.jpg

If you ask me it's a most unlikely sight.





Good luck minions! :whip:


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Martin Pal Jan 9, 2022 5:03 PM

My first thought was "Fiddler on the Roof." :)
(But the movie was out in 1971.)

ethereal_reality Jan 9, 2022 9:34 PM

:previous:

And you would be CORRECT, Martin Pal....Good job!

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/UmMLxf.jpg
vintagelosangeles

Allison says the Fiddler on the Roof Soundtrack was on the charts for 90 weeks! .If that's the case, the fiddler dude might have been up on the roof for quite some time.
That might explain the discrepancy between 1971 and 1973.

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HossC Jan 9, 2022 9:58 PM

:previous:

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9497874)

Allison says the Fiddler on the Roof Soundtrack was on the charts for 90 weeks! .If that's the case the fiddler dude might have been up on the roof for quite some time.
That might explain the discrepancy between 1971 and 1973.

A fiddler on the roof. Sounds crazy, no?

Does 90 weeks make it a tradition?

ethereal_reality Jan 10, 2022 1:08 AM

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:previous:

"a most unlikely sight" was my not-so-subtle clue....:whistle:
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CaliNative Jan 10, 2022 7:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lorendoc (Post 9496902)
From the LAT 1/28/68:
https://i.imgur.com/eC3Iuqo.jpg
newspapers.com

I bet the "fuzz" were always checking that place out. Looking for grass in hidden nooks and crannies. The Sunset Strip has become a sad place far removed from its mid 1960s to mid 1970s glory years when it was the L.A. epicenter of the counterculture and music scene. A long slow decline. Westwood had an even more precipitous fall. It was the place to go on weekends after the Strip declined until the late 1980s, when gang violence killed a lady bystander and it all ended. I went to UCLA in the late 1970s,/early 1980s and Westwood boomed. Could hardly get through the crowds on Saturday night.

ethereal_reality Jan 10, 2022 5:06 PM

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Here's an interesting original (not a reprint) photograph currently on eBay

"19TEENS LOS ANGELES EXAMINER NEWSPAPER OFFICE NEWSBOY HEADLINES WWI POSTER"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/i7JhRt.jpg
eBay

Of course this could be in anywhere in Los Angeles County.




update:

I just noticed this.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/YNzXw7.jpg
detail

Unless I'm mistaken, "City Property" is painted on the window.


& there's another word below. . .something OGRAPHER (it doesn't appear to be "photographer") It might be Stenographer but why would a place like this need a stenographer? :shrug:





That day's headline.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/izjyXf.jpg
detail


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Martin Pal Jan 10, 2022 6:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9497874)
Allison says the Fiddler on the Roof Soundtrack was on the charts for 90 weeks! .If that's the case, the fiddler dude might have been up on the roof for quite some time.
That might explain the discrepancy between 1971 and 1973.
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90 weeks! Who knew? Pretty impressive.

Snix Jan 10, 2022 11:30 PM

Re: "Although it doesn't have much of a Los Angeles connection"

The Dale was designed, built, and sold in Los Angeles. One of the three remaining cars is in the Petersen Automotive Museum.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...3ef5da56_b.jpg
The research and development offices were on Deering Avenue in Canoga Park. https://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/09/a...-revealed.html

The Twentieth Century Motors showroom was at
16055 Ventura Blvd., Encino
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...4d4bd4e5_b.jpg
Both via Petersen Automotive Museum
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slMfva3Auqo


Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9496460)
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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 11, 2022 12:05 AM

:duh.. ..

CityBoyDoug Jan 11, 2022 2:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9498816)
:duh.. ..

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/51Fv-q1XH9S.jpg
This book...Matt Stone (Author), Preston Lerner (Author)

This book reveals one of automotive's greatest mysteries....what was the bio sex of the DALE's producer?

CityBoyDoug Jan 11, 2022 2:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snix (Post 9498794)
Re: "Although it doesn't have much of a Los Angeles connection"



The Twentieth Century Motors showroom was at
16055 Ventura Blvd., Encino
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...4d4bd4e5_b.jpg

The DALE assembly line needed to get up to standards in the ''door fit'' department. Since they only made 3 cars, the assembly line was rather short.

Several cars have been inaugurated in Los Angeles over the years but sadly all of them went the way of the Dodo bird.

Lwize Jan 11, 2022 5:41 AM

That's Tesla-level fit & finish.

Bristolian Jan 11, 2022 4:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Snix (Post 9498794)

The Peterson Museum also has a surviving Davis Divan, a vehicle brought up on the previous page here. It appeared on a 2015 YouTube episode of Jay Leno's Garage.

https://i.imgur.com/lbb1IWP.png?1

https://youtu.be/eCcqQOFayFU

ethereal_reality Jan 11, 2022 7:42 PM

rare....rare....rare.

We visited the famous Balloon Route Trolley in the earlier days of nla.but we haven't seen this.

"Los Angeles Hermosa 1906 Panoramic Excursion Train Trolley Photo" (Silver Gelatin On Cellulose Nitrate Negative)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/swC6sW.jpg
eBay

Asking Price:...US $1,020.00




BUT WAIT! There's a mystery component as well.


The seller included details of the photo and neg. but there's one that doesn't appear anywhere in the panorama.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/3Wb6GQ.jpg
Link



Here it is. (still in negative form)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/eYHCP0.jpg

With this we might be able to figure out where in Hermosa Beach the photograph was taken.


update: If the neg. is flipped, it does fit onto the left end of the panorama. The seller must have cropped it out.
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