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ethereal_reality Feb 19, 2022 4:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 9542463)
Let's not lose track of:

. . .everyone's suggestions for the star photographs hanging in the Huntress Bar.

:previous:
I'm glad you did this odinthor. All the different suggestions have had a discombobulating effect on my. .um. .brain. :eeekk:


Here's a "Hollywood Nite Club Photo" with 'star' murals instead of photographs.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/924/P6btbd.jpg


I'm almost certain who the lovely lady is (in the mural).




Even though this is a "Hollywood Nite Club Photo" I believe it might be a bar in San Francisco.....

Why :shrug:


Because the address on the back is San Francisco.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/ntQCZV.jpg

If I remember correctly, the more common address for 'Hollywood Nite Club Photos' was somewhere in Culver City....




Photograph originally found on eBay / no longer listed

Harrys Feb 19, 2022 5:36 PM

The Bell & Howell Studio is a commercial structure in Hollywood, California (716 N. La Brea Ave). This beautiful art deco building bares the signature of architect M. H. Wilkenson. Smooth-finish cement stucco over monolithic concrete walls, painted in a light color, affords an excellent reflecting surface. This 1931 building still stands today (february 2022). In the image below you can see how it looked in 1936.

https://blogger.googleusercontent.co...iksb_ZK=s16000

Snix Feb 19, 2022 6:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Harrys (Post 9542752)
The Bell & Howell Studio is a commercial structure in Hollywood, California (716 N. La Brea Ave). This beautiful art deco building bares the signature of architect M. H. Wilkenson. Smooth-finish cement stucco over monolithic concrete walls, painted in a light color, affords an excellent reflecting surface. This 1931 building still stands today (february 2022). In the image below you can see how it looked in 1936.

https://blogger.googleusercontent.co...iksb_ZK=s16000

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...29a0636b_z.jpg
This was an Aaron Bros. art mart for many years. Now if we could only lose those cell phone transmitters clogging up the tower...
(GSV)

Godzilla Feb 19, 2022 9:21 PM

:previous:




https://skyscraperpage.com/forum/sho...ostcount=30935


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https://img10.imageshack.us/img10/18...llbuilding.jpghttps://img10.imageshack.us/img10/18...llbuilding.jpg


https://img18.imageshack.us/img18/92...l716nlabre.jpghttps://img18.imageshack.us/img18/92...l716nlabre.jpg





Fairly sure this story is not new to NLA:


http://www.bugsweeps.com/info/howard_hughes.html


http://www.bugsweeps.com/info/howard_hughes/bizcard.jpghttp://www.bugsweeps.com/info/howard_hughes/bizcard.jpg


http://www.bugsweeps.com/info/howard...ic_a-v_620.jpghttp://www.bugsweeps.com/info/howard...ic_a-v_620.jpg




http://www.bugsweeps.com/info/howard...izcard_web.jpghttp://www.bugsweeps.com/info/howard...izcard_web.jpg

Harrys Feb 20, 2022 11:11 AM

Built at the begining of the 1930s, on 535 S. Gramercy Place, this beautiful art deco apartment building still stands today (february 2022). It bears the sginature of Barber and Kingsbury Architects. Made out of concrete, in La Marquise Apartments both lined and unlined forms were used together with plaster waste molds to obtain the pleasing combination of texture and detail.

https://blogger.googleusercontent.co...mt6B1Tp=s16000

GaylordWilshire Feb 20, 2022 2:23 PM

:previous:


LAT Nov 30, 1930
https://i.postimg.cc/K8P1Z6FW/535sgramercynlawider.pnghttps://i.postimg.cc/XJmjKL4F/535sgramercytoday-bmp.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/rpz3Mk2G/535gra...ndelle-bmp.jpg

Lwize Feb 20, 2022 3:52 PM

An interesting read - KTLA is celebrating it's 75th anniversary this year (more like 80th)

https://www.latimes.com/entertainmen...75-anniversary

Harrys Feb 20, 2022 9:26 PM

The Dominguez-Wilshire Building in 1936

https://blogger.googleusercontent.co...6jkvmNV=s16000

odinthor Feb 21, 2022 4:06 AM

:previous:

Still there at 5410 Wilshire.

WibblyWobbly Feb 21, 2022 5:57 AM

Wonderful photos

Harrys Feb 21, 2022 10:05 AM

The Valley Municipal Building, Van Nuys in 1936
https://blogger.googleusercontent.co...cDr-rdk=s16000

CaliNative Feb 21, 2022 10:12 AM

:previous:

A W.P.A. project, the "mini me" City Hall (L.A. municipal building) in the Valley, in homage to big brother "maxi me" L.A. City Hall. The only Valley "skyscraper" until the 1960s.

Harrys Feb 21, 2022 4:55 PM

The Merrill store, Long Beach, Ca in 1936.
This fantastic art deco commercial building from Long Beach, Ca is a masterpiece in concrete, bearing the signature of Schilling & Schilling Architects. The entire Long Beach is a heaven for art deco lovers with many well preserved buildings.
https://blogger.googleusercontent.co...fgwXhUk8=s1794

odinthor Feb 21, 2022 5:49 PM

:previous:

810 Long Beach Boulevard.

Harrys Feb 22, 2022 12:36 PM

The men's gymnasium at University of California Berkeley in 1936
https://blogger.googleusercontent.co...qZG3g07=s16000

Martin Pal Feb 22, 2022 8:23 PM

In 2020, I posted HERE about James Wong Howe's restaurant that he opened at 11386 Ventura Blvd. in Studio City in 1940. Although I found information, a couple stories and some ads about it, I couldn't locate a photo of it, which was the orginal goal.

This youtube video colorized by NASS, may have been linked here before:

Video Link


At the films 3:55 mark it switches to Ventura Blvd. at Tujunga Ave. heading east in Studio City. At that point on the left the video passes by a building with a blade sign reading "Korner" and then at the 4:00 mark in the upper left hand corner, you'll see a neon sign for the "CHING HOW" restaurant, so you get a very brief glimpse of it beforehand.

It opened in February, 1940, at 11386 Ventura Blvd. and was there for around ten years at least.

I was hoping the footage would continue all the way past Monkey Island but, at 6:10, with 2 mins. 10 secs. to go, it abruptly switches to some other street. :hell:

Quote:

Originally Posted by jerry1656 (Post 9545791)
Martin, in your video at the 6:10 min mark it appears that that street is in Los Feliz. I can make out Hillhurst Ave (which I know well) and this is the area North of Los Feliz Blvd where there are wonderful old Estates on the edge of Griffith Park on that curvy road, I couldn't decipher the cross street though. Great area if you got a few million bucks, much better than Bev Hills.


ethereal_reality Feb 22, 2022 9:39 PM

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Cooper, Coate & Casey

I searched for "Coate" and nothing came up so I believe this photograph is new to NLA. (listed on eBay a few weeks ago)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/89FhfC.jpg
eBay




There is writing on the reverse but it's almost impossible to read.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/Qlqs2K.jpg






Now, let's take a closer look.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/Gq5RJL.jpg

But it's a bit blurry.





This super-duper detail is clearer.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/924/BgmWsi.jpg

Note how the lettering on the sign is projected outward creating shadows. (see below)



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




Lastly, here's a closer look at the people in the windows and on the fire escape.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/RTiC9o.jpg

Note the X near the young man on the fire escape. I'm a bit surprised his name isn't penciled in on the back.

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jerry1656 Feb 22, 2022 11:31 PM

Martin , in your video at the 610 min mark it appears that that street is in Los Feliz. I can make out Hillhurst Ave (which I know well) and this is the area North of Los Feliz Blvd where there are wonderful old Estates on the edge of Griffith Park on that curvy road, I couldn't decipher the cross street though. Great area if you got a few million bucks, much better than Bev Hills.

Handsome Stranger Feb 23, 2022 12:25 AM

I worked in the Dominguez-Wilshire building for a few years, until fall 2019. It was great.

Here's the back of the building, seen from the parking lot. All those windows open outward. The owner tried to get all the window air conditioner units removed. Unfortunately that meant a lot of ugly AC ducts in every office.

https://i.postimg.cc/tJMQj0ym/DW01.jpg

There are a lot of nice Art Deco touches throughout the building, including the elevator indicators on every floor. They eventually got the indicators in the lobby working.

https://i.postimg.cc/PrCnMqQG/DW02.jpg

The door to my "office" (actually an editing bay). Easy to imagine a hardboiled detective had his feet up on his desk in there at some point.

https://i.postimg.cc/J76WJXJc/DW03.jpg

The best part may have been the noirish views from the eighth floor fire escape at sundown every winter, looking west along the Miracle Mile.

https://i.postimg.cc/4xtCrF0B/DW04.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/02hRXqVz/DW05.jpg

[all photos by me]

odinthor Feb 23, 2022 4:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9545596)
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Cooper, Coate & Casey

I searched for "Coate" and nothing came up so I believe this photograph is new to NLA. (listed on eBay a few weeks ago)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/89FhfC.jpg
eBay

[...]

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e_r:

https://i.postimg.cc/vZKDPW5s/Cooper-Coate.jpg
Detail from 1909 Bird's Eye Map of LA


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