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AlvaroLegido Jan 21, 2017 8:27 PM

SURVIVING While You Wait
 
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Originally Posted by Beaudry (Post 7684201)
Couple images looking up Clay from Fourth—

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/412/32...cb1741c1_b.jpggetty

The fifth house on the right looks like a very old Victorian. And it's amazing it is still surviving so close of the business district. It would be nice if someone finds out a photo of it.

HossC Jan 21, 2017 9:44 PM

:previous:

Here's a view from the opposite direction of Clay Street, but we still can't see much of the front. This is another 1955 Leonard Nadel image.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original
Getty Research Institute

CityBoyDoug Jan 21, 2017 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7685494)
Just so people are aware - I didn't write the Pershing Square post, I just tracked down the missing pictures from KevinW's original post and republished it. I don't want to take credit for something I didn't do.


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http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...7.jpg~original
GSV

Gorgeous building and as always with Richard Neutra...timeless.

Also, I updated my reply and added Kevin's name concerning Pershing Sq.. Thanks Hoss.

Lovell house 1927 by architect Neutra... 4616 Dundee Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...pswbjtxnm7.jpg
Michael Freeman image

tovangar2 Jan 21, 2017 11:22 PM

:previous:

Used very effectively in "LA Confidential" (1997)

Neutra also used huge windows that reached the ceiling in the stairways at Emerson Middle School, WLA. The effect is now lessened by acoustic tiles having been glued to the ceiling.

ethereal_reality Jan 22, 2017 5:41 AM

"1908 PHOTO - SUNNY COURT - SANTA MONICA - RENTAL COTTAGE - RARE"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/mpCEqG.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1908-PHOTO-S...4AAOSwnHZYgZYZ

Has anyone heard of 'Sunny Court'?

-note the 1309...but what was the road called in 1908 before it became Roosevelt Highway (and later Pacific Coast Highway)

You can see the cliffs/palisades in the distance.
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ethereal_reality Jan 22, 2017 6:50 AM

This photo caught by eye earlier this evening on ebay.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/m8iO3q.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1935-ORIGINA...oAAOSwCGVX51sb

"Hazel Forbes attending the premier of Radio Picture's 'Top Hat'." 8/15/35


Well, I wasn't familiar with Hazel Forbes so I did some googling.

"Hazel Forbes (Hazel Froidevoux), Miss United States 1926 (at age 16), Ziegfeld girl, actress, dancer and millionairess.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...921/fdsszz.jpg


"At the age of 21, she married Paul Owen Richmond of Ohio (her second marriage), heir to a toothpaste fortune.
After less than a year of marriage, Richmond died at the age of 47, leaving Forbes with $2.2 million -- about $35 million today!"


After Richmond’s death, Forbes went to Hollywood, where she appeared in uncredited supporting roles in “Bachelor Bait” and
“Down to Their Last Yacht,” both produced by RKO in 1934. Because of the money she was left by Richmond, she donated her salary to charity."



In Hollywood, after inheriting her fortune.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...924/CUrn28.jpg
http://forums.vwvortex.com
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During her time with Ziegfeld, Forbes was photographed by Alfred Cheney Johnston. After Johnston's death in 1971, a collection of nude and semi-nude photos of Forbes
was discovered among his possessions. Since the photos could never have been used to publicly promote the Follies in the 1920s, it has been speculated that the images
were either taken by Johnston as samples of his artistic work, or were done at the request of Ziegfeld for his private collection.

Take a look at this amazing photograph.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/RpI7Ov.jpg
Photograph by Alfred Cheney Johnston, ca. 1928.


& here's another from that same photo session, also by A.C. Johnston.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/p5ZpY4.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/trials...rs/2843138178/




Hazel Forbes died in Los Angeles on Nov. 19. 1980. Forbes and her mother are interred in a small semi-private room at Forest Lawn.
The crypt also features a statue of a woman who would have fit in perfectly in a Ziegfeld show.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/ozv3iX.jpg
http://www.cemeteryguide.com/Forbes-room.jpg



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ethereal_reality Jan 22, 2017 7:08 AM

:previous:
I just found this.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/pkItIf.jpg

GaylordWilshire Jan 22, 2017 1:35 PM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7685494)
We're jumping around a bit with this week's Julius Shulman posts. This is "Job 2956: Crescent Professional Building (West Hollywood, Calif.), 1960". I've omitted an image looking along the street.

The office in this last image is a little plainer.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...6.jpg~original


The artwork caught my eye. Thought of Evelyn when I saw the picture at right; also very interesting to see, in such a stark modern space, an image of ancient Rome (the Arch of Constantine)...kind of a relief in that as good as much of it is, and as popular as it now is, I'm glad the whole world isn't MCM.


In this fragment from another of Hoss's images of the Crescent Professional Building, the image at far left appears to be a watercolor of the nwc of Bergdorf-Goodman and the Plaza Hotel toward Central Park, from Fifth Ave.... Maybe the occupant of the office wanted a reminder of home. (Way before the experience of Fifth Ave in these parts was ruined...but that's another story, and not for NLA.)

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4...g=w460-h419-no

Earl Boebert Jan 22, 2017 3:22 PM

That statue in the Forbes room in Forest Lawn looks like it could have been by Evelyn Nesbit. Unlikely, but a weird connection if so.

Cheers,

Earl

GaylordWilshire Jan 22, 2017 3:44 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7685911)


"SHE CASHES IN"--yes she does.... It seems that Hazel blazed the trail for "actresses" who would have been forgotten completely if they hadn't inherited money to pay for self-promotion (I wonder what really happened to Mr. Richmond...although I haven't seen any allusions to his bedtime milk having been poisoned or anything like that). Hazel Forbes is mentioned dozens and dozens of times in gossip columns during the '30s, never in connection with actually working in pictures but rather out and about in Hollywood trolling for publicity and a new husband (which she found in the form of song and dance man Harry Richman...she did like "Rich" men...). You wonder if the columnists got their own new Packards. Anyway, I wondered where she lived...in addition to a house in the Springs, she was listed in the 1938 Beverly Hills CD at 604 N Hillcrest...


http://bit.ly/2jF9qAj

ethereal_reality Jan 22, 2017 5:42 PM

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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire
I wonder what really happened to Mr. Richmond...although I haven't seen any allusions to his bedtime milk having been poisoned or anything like that.

The same thing crossed my mind when I read he died at the relatively young age of 47.

His company produced Lyon's Toothpaste so I googled it.

This image came up and a wave of nostalgia and happy memories overwhelmed me.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...924/aJmyrf.jpg
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/252342385345245884/

This is the tooth POWDER my paternal grandparents used.

We brushed with toothpaste at our house so this 'powder' business was completely alien to us & quite a novelty.

During our visit we'd brush our teeth four or five times a day just so we could use their powder. lol

GaylordWilshire Jan 22, 2017 5:53 PM

:previous:


I guess in wondering if this Hazel might have knocked off her rich husband I was reminded of another Hazel, our old friend Hazel Glab...


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EbmfZnf8hj...leryofglab.jpg


http://www.berkeleysquarelosangeles....ney-house.html

and a number of posts here on NLA--

tovangar2 Jan 22, 2017 8:05 PM

There's a little more info at Paul Owen Richmond's Find A Grave page.

Richmond (47) married Forbes (21) the year following the death of his wife of 23 years. There were no children from his first marriage. His parents and siblings predeceased him. Forbes gave up her stage career, as her husband asked her to, and devoted herself to him. After his death the next year (pneumonia), Forbes accompanied the body to Richmond's Ohio hometown so he could be laid to rest next to his first wife.

HossC Jan 22, 2017 8:20 PM

I've cut this Julius Shulman photoset down from eight pictures to four. It's "Job 2278: Kanner and Mayer, Chandler's (Pasadena, Calif.), 1956".

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original

Here's the back entrance. The store on the right is A Schmidt & Son.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original

The interior is huge and sparsely stocked.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...3.jpg~original

I don't know many shoe stores with water features.

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

All from Getty Research Institute

I found an address of 380 South Lake Avenue, which was opposite Bullock's Pasadena (you can see "380" above the door in the image above). To emphasize how big the store was, it's been replaced by the Burlington Arcade.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...5.jpg~original
GSV

From timeout.com:
One of two British-influenced plazas on South Lake, Burlington Arcade is a nearly spot-on facsimile of its namesake shopping center in London. It's a sleepy shopping arcade, but that quiet is part of its charm.
http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...6.jpg~original
www.timeout.com

Of course, you won't find a red phone box in the original (or trees)!

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...7.jpg~original
www.londontown.com

GaylordWilshire Jan 22, 2017 8:59 PM

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Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7686268)
There's a little more info at Paul Owen Richmond's Find A Grave page.

Richmond (47) married Forbes (21) the year following the death of his wife of 23 years. There were no children from his first marriage. His parents and siblings predeceased him. Forbes gave up her stage career, as her husband asked her to, and devoted herself to him. After his death the next year (pneumonia), Forbes accompanied the body to Richmond's Ohio hometown so he could be laid to rest next to his first wife.



Apparently "never" = 22 days


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/w1...g=w726-h607-no

Beaudry Jan 22, 2017 10:15 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7684626)
I don't believe we have seen this photograph on NLA.

'mystery' diner. [Los Angeles?]

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/uYQiT8.jpg
http://horrorunlimited.blogspot.co.u...6f56052fb66b70

I found this last night on a blog from the U.K. (the caption simply says a diner in CA)




there's a mural in the corner that made me think 'medieval', say Old King Cole (cape, pointy shoes and ermine collar)

blurry
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/aliuWA.jpg
detail

I know there's a King Cole mural in NYC, were there similar murals in Los Angeles?

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This doesn't strike me as the same place, but, there was a King Cole room in LA at the Monarch Hotel

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/591/31...d753a735_o.pngusc

From 6/18/57: 1 image. Car into bar at Figueroa and 5th Streets (Monarch Hotel Bar), 18 June 1957. Emery Grogan; Michael Jacobs.; Caption slip reads: "Photographer: Wesselmann. Date: 1957-06-18. Reporter: Decker. Assignment: Car into bar. 3/4: Two cars collided at Figueroa and Fifth Sts. last night and one driver lost control and drove right into the Ole King Cole Room of the Monarch Hotel on the N.W. corner. Bartenders seen in background surveying the wreckage are Emery Grogan, left, and Michael Jacobs. Luckily they had closed the cocktail lounge just ten minutes before the crash".

Here's a close up of vaguely medieval leggings, and note that nude butt hanging out:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/412/32...a4ddd41f_o.png

On the other side, is that an obese person lounging with a cornucopia of fruits?

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/450/32...afc51c5e_o.png

Here's the Monarch from 1958, so, about the era of the King Cole Room.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/723/31...2b57d7ce_b.jpgshulman job 2525

ethereal_reality Jan 22, 2017 11:44 PM

:previous:
Thanks for the reminder Beaudry. This is the place I was thinking of when I commented on the mural in the 'Dahlia' diner pic.
For the life of me I couldn't remember where it was located.

I wonder if the Monarch had a separate coffee shop that might have continued the theme.

ethereal_reality Jan 23, 2017 12:06 AM

Last week I posted a Kodachrome slide of the Wilton Hotel in Long Beach.

Here's a snapshot I recently found on ebay when it was a Hilton.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/uKXHIt.jpg
ebay




Here's a second recent find.

"Jan. 25, 1946. Lydia Virginia Canlas and hubby (in the middle) out with friends in the Sky Room at the Hilton Hotel, Long Beach, Calif. Looks like hubby was a Petty Officer?"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/9vh0ZD.jpg
https://steemit.com/photography/@xnt...meet-finds-510

The man on the right looks like he's got something up his sleeve. ;) (not literally)

tovangar2 Jan 23, 2017 12:36 AM

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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7686309)
Apparently "never" = 22 days

I'd assume Richmond meant for the duration of the marriage, unless he was one of those creeps who tries to maintain control from beyond the grave.

ethereal_reality Jan 23, 2017 1:02 AM

C R E E P Y history.

'mystery' location.

"Swearing allegiance to the Invisible Empire"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/MlUiPV.jpg
ebay

"The photograph shows the Ku Klux Klan of Los Angeles, Calif. at a mysterious symbolical ceremony initiating a class.
On a table at the center is an electric cross under which is a bible."


"After the picture was made the photographer was blind folded and taken from the place."

Here's the reverse.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/MNivna.jpg

-note the two different date stamps.




I recently discovered the old KKK Hall in Long Beach is still standing (it's now a church)
but my information is on my other computer in Lafayette. I'll post about it when I return.

That said, I think in 1923 Los Angeles would have had it's own hall. So I'm guessing the photograph above isn't the hall in L.B.
Of course, I could be wrong.
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