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ethereal_reality Oct 20, 2018 7:13 PM

Thanks Hoss. All I can say is...that's quite a distortion!

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/3...923/ccYt4a.jpg

I also thought the arrow on the left was part of a top hat. ;)

ethereal_reality Oct 20, 2018 7:22 PM

I don't believe we have seen this before.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/5fkzu3.jpg
https://thecomedystore.com/

odinthor Oct 20, 2018 8:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 8351869)
To drop names. I sort of met Peggy Lee one time. We were standing next to each other in the Lobby of the Religious Science Church waiting for Dr. Holmes to emerge from his office. This was 1959. She had arrived alone. It was just her and me.

And??? :whisper:

Handsome Stranger Oct 20, 2018 11:28 PM

Looking from Wall Street between 8th and 9th Streets, early 1930s

https://i.postimg.cc/bwkVgD83/Lookin...th-Streets.jpg
[source: California Historical Society]

Some of you may already be aware if this...but if you're not, let me share:

The California Historical Society's Digital Library has a superb collection of photographs showing Los Angeles (and some nearby cities) in 1932-1933. All are from one photographer, Anton Wagner.

There are 439 (!!) photos in the collection. Here's a link. Clicking on "Clip Image" at the top of any image will reveal a link to let you freely download a relatively high resolution jpg copy.

Scott Charles Oct 21, 2018 12:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Handsome Stranger (Post 8352257)
Looking from Wall Street between 8th and 9th Streets, early 1930s

https://i.postimg.cc/bwkVgD83/Lookin...th-Streets.jpg
[source: California Historical Society]

Some of you may already be aware if this...but if you're not, let me share:

The California Historical Society's Digital Library has a superb collection of photographs showing Los Angeles (and some nearby cities) in 1932-1933. All are from one photographer, Anton Wagner.

There are 439 (!!) photos in the collection. Here's a link. Clicking on "Clip Image" at the top of any image will reveal a link to let you freely download a relatively high resolution jpg copy.

I stumbled across the above photo (though I can remember where) back in February, and decided to locate all of the buildings that are still standing. Here's what I came up with:

https://i.imgur.com/xwYemgQ.jpgGoogle

sadykadie2 Oct 21, 2018 4:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Handsome Stranger (Post 8352257)
Looking from Wall Street between 8th and 9th Streets, early 1930s

https://i.postimg.cc/bwkVgD83/Lookin...th-Streets.jpg
[source: California Historical Society]

Some of you may already be aware if this...but if you're not, let me share:

The California Historical Society's Digital Library has a superb collection of photographs showing Los Angeles (and some nearby cities) in 1932-1933. All are from one photographer, Anton Wagner.

There are 439 (!!) photos in the collection. Here's a link. Clicking on "Clip Image" at the top of any image will reveal a link to let you freely download a relatively high resolution jpg copy.

that link was historical porn, I'm tellin ya'. much obliged:worship:

ethereal_reality Oct 21, 2018 1:05 PM

I have a two questions concerning this postcard.

#1 Where the heck is/was Johnson Garden? :shrug:

#2 Can a lily pad really float with two kids on it? (or have they been superimposed into the pic)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/1CukHf.jpg
originally from ebay Giant Lily in Johnson Garden, Hollywood Cal

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CityBoyDoug Oct 21, 2018 1:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 8352149)
And??? :whisper:

https://www.laconservancy.org/sites/...?itok=-Yb68vynhttp://www.paulrwilliamsproject.org/...y_2-thumb5.jpg
http://www.paulrwilliamsproject.org/...sed-thumb5.jpg
old files

That night was the Founding Ceremony for the new building and Peggy Lee was Dr. Holmes' companion [his wife Hazel was deceased]. I had met Dr. Holmes several times before.
People were polite and did not approach Peggy as this was not a celebrity event. In those days I was too shy to say anything to her. Our family had reserved seats in the first rows. My stepfather was on the Board of Directors.

The church complex had been designed by noted architect Paul Williams....he's been profiled here before. many photos of it in link below>>>>>

http://www.paulrwilliamsproject.org/...950s-churches/

The construction was a multi million dollar project. The original seating upholstery was bright blue....that's what I remember. The church building is a Los Angeles Historical site.

Tourmaline Oct 21, 2018 1:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8352538)
I have a two questions concerning this postcard.

#2 Can a lily pad really float with two kids on it? (or have they been superimposed into the pic)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/1CukHf.jpg
originally from ebay Giant Lily in Johnson Garden, Hollywood Cal

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Bernheimer pond, Hollywood

https://tessa.lapl.org/utils/ajaxhel...DMX=0&DMY=0&DMhttps://tessa.lapl.org/utils/ajaxhel...X=512&DMY=0&DM
https://tessa.lapl.org/utils/ajaxhel...X=0&DMY=512&DMhttps://tessa.lapl.org/utils/ajaxhel...512&DMY=512&DMLAPL https://tessa.lapl.org/cdm/singleite...otos/id/113305

ethereal_reality Oct 21, 2018 2:00 PM

I was just going to ask about Ernest Holmes.

He looks like an intense fellow.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...921/w1WAGg.jpg
wethoughtrevolutionary

He reminds me a bit of Houdini. (looks wise)

HossC Oct 21, 2018 2:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8352538)

Where the heck is/was Johnson Garden? :shrug:

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/1CukHf.jpg
originally from ebay Giant Lily in Johnson Garden, Hollywood Cal

I found the image captioned in 'Hollywood, 1900-1950, in Vintage Postcards' by Tommy Dangcil.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...sonGarden1.jpg
books.google.com

I'm assuming that the Laughlin Park they refer to is the gated community in Los Feliz which was once home to people like Cecil B DeMille, WC Fields and Charlie Chaplin. It's apparently still popular with showbusiness folks.

Scott Charles Oct 21, 2018 2:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8352538)
#2 Can a lily pad really float with two kids on it?

It would certainly appear so... looks pretty sturdy, too...

https://i.imgur.com/XvLiynf.jpglink

https://i.imgur.com/i6j3Ojh.jpglink

ethereal_reality Oct 21, 2018 2:53 PM

Thanks Hoss' and Scott Charles. :previous: AMAZING photographs!

I just found this.

Los Angeles Herald, Number 5, 6 October 1901 — Victoria Regia Water Lilies in Bud.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/YNfc4a.jpg
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...921/s7t4Dx.jpg
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...921/Hxksjb.jpg
calnewsparch

Tourmaline Oct 21, 2018 3:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6130885)
Have we discussed this tunnel-like entrance below the Los Angeles County Courthouse? (circled in red)

http://imageshack.us/a/img834/1913/a...nnellikeen.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...oll65/id/20104




Was this the entrance used to transport prisoners into the courthouse? (or perhaps for coal trucks and other maintenance vehicles)




the complete photograph from ebay
http://imageshack.us/a/img541/9382/a...in1928ebay.jpg

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Different perspective.

Source does not provide much relevant information. Gov. plate. Undated.

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...20&oe=5C51ED57https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...20&oe=5C51ED57

Tourmaline Oct 21, 2018 4:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 4974649)
http://a.imageshack.us/img291/7433/l...ionbroacas.jpg
j_journal


Above: The Cadillac dealership at 7th and Bixel where on December 23, 1931, Don Lee's W6XAO launched
one of the country's first regular television broadcasts.





Below: The 1939 plan for the Don Lee studio/transmitter atop Mt. Lee.

http://a.imageshack.us/img153/1124/11donlee.jpg
http://a.imageshack.us/img291/3852/11donlee2.jpg
earlytelevision.org

A less grandiose studio/transmitter was eventually built.


below: A 1941 postcard of the Mt. Lee broadcasting station.

http://a.imageshack.us/img153/1880/1...41postcard.jpg
earlytelevision.org



Below: Much to my surprise, there was actually a pool up on Mt. Lee.

http://a.imageshack.us/img225/1571/1...eepool1939.jpg
earlytelevision.org

Above: A 1939 telecast from the swimming pool located at the new W6XAO studios/transmitter situated on Mt. Lee atop the Hollywood Hills


Here is the very interesting link.
http://www.earlytelevision.org/w6xao.html



Real turf for reality TV?

Extra tight closeup of Norma Jean.
https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...1a&oe=5C50DF8Ahttps://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...1a&oe=5C50DF8A

GaylordWilshire Oct 21, 2018 4:54 PM

Perry Mason Sunday



I don't know if the Parker Center has been taken down to the ground yet, but here's a shot from "The Case of the Mythical Monkeys" (first aired Feb 20, 1960)...

https://i.postimg.cc/tC2tTw94/pmparkerctr-bmp.jpg



Another location used in the same episode was the apartment building still at the nec of Las Palmas and Waring...

https://i.postimg.cc/CLhM76kD/pmlaspalmas1-bmp.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/MK3wDZW2/pmlaspalmasdetail-bmp.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/yxWQYH2c/pmlaspalmasdoor-bmp.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/Y9t2PXZJ/pmlasp...now-UT-bmp.jpghttps://i.postimg.cc/43Qsp6yw/pmlasp...oornow-bmp.jpg

That's actress Lori March--later big in soaps, apparently, and married to Alexander "The Voice" Scourby. Doing her own stunts. "The Case of the Mythical Monkeys" is a PM episodes full of interesting actors--among them March and Beverly Garland, who is excellent as Mauvis Mead, the author of a trashy novel mixed up with the mob. Normal Fell (who's easy to get mixed up with Jack Klugman) also appears--and last but not least, there is the defendant, none other than Nurse Ratched, Louise Fletcher.


And a mystery building:

https://i.postimg.cc/MK0n9QnM/pmmyst...nebldg-bmp.jpg


cbs.com/GSV

jbange Oct 21, 2018 9:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8351805)
anyone familiar with Russian?


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/SlrZYd.jpg


What the heck is going on outside of Ciro's in this photograph?

The site where I found the image was translating, but by the time I got to this Peggy Lee pic the translation-machine was kaput.

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dredging up my old US Army cold war training as a linguist, it ppears to say "peggy lee monitoring the work of repairmen"

Bristolian Oct 22, 2018 3:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 8350690)
Perry Mason Friday: Residential mysteries

https://i.postimg.cc/PxkSWKrv/pmmysteryhouse11-bmp.jpg
Mystery house 2

All cbs.com

Only a slightly educated guess but house #2 looks like it could be in Palos Verdes. That looks like PV stone on the facade and chimney. The style and landscaping look correct for Palos Verdes too. That's all I got.

Tourmaline Oct 22, 2018 3:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 7738259)
Noirishers will like to linger on the thought that there was another branch of Clifton's Cafeteria at Lakewood Center. That place was very dear to me; and I was literally stunned when one day, after it chanced I hadn't been there for about a year, I parked to eat there and the familiar Clifton's sign wasn't where it should have been!!! Bah. The location had a somewhat dim basement "lounge"--basically a restroom foyer with pay phones and plastic plants. Probably the idea was to get people who wanted to have a phone conversation away from the clatter of the plates and glassware in the dining area (as well as to get the sound of flushing away from the diners). The wooden stairs would squeak as you trod on them; and, in the close atmosphere in the foyer, there was always a smell of vinyl from the upholstery of the couches along the wall. Upstairs, in the dining area, for a long time they'd have a live organist playing off and on to entertain the customers. My earliest memory of the place--when I was quite young indeed--was that my family brought me there on my birthday, for which such occasions they'd provide a free cake with the celebrant's name on it. They brought the cake, and . . . it had the name of some unknown girl on it. There's a good side to that incident, though, as my therapists have benefited from it for decades. :koko:

Read "stairs" and immediately thought of Ah Fong's, although its exact address is now in doubt. One source lists 424 North Beverly Drive, or could it have been 466 Beverly Drive as indicated in '56 CD? :shrug: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=37671


https://dbase1.lapl.org/images/menus...rb04084-01.jpghttps://dbase1.lapl.org/images/menus...rb04084-01.jpg


This leads me back to Clifton's Cafeterias. Have we seen photos of Clifton's on Hollywood Blvd.? Recently noticed billboards of the era advertising this location "Holly-Western" and it is clearly listed as 5510 Hollywood Blvd. on page 2957 of the '34CD. Location would have been near the Apollo Theater.

http://jpg2.lapl.org/theater1/00014449.jpghttp://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=40455 and http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=40478

Tourmaline Oct 22, 2018 4:28 PM

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