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Earl Boebert Nov 8, 2022 7:07 PM

Ethereal_reality said:

"P.S. I didn't mention the "Dollar Line" because. .um. . I don't know what it is."

The "Dollar Line" was a worldwide steamship line that existed from 1902 to 1938. Its ships were named after American presidents, and when it failed the fleet became the American President Lines.

https://www.ggarchives.com/OceanTrav...html#gsc.tab=0

Cheers,

Earl

ethereal_reality Nov 8, 2022 8:08 PM

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:previous: Thanks, Earl.
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We can't have a conversation about statues without mentioning Myrna (Loy) standing in front of Venice High School.

Here she is today. (now in bronze)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/2oByWw.jpg
seeing-stars



I know that we've discussed Myrna's statue in the past but I happened upon a couple of photographs that we might have seen before.


Here she is before the 1933 earthquake.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/GxgcaE.jpg

The dude in front is a V.H.S. student named Doug Armstrong.




Amazingly, Myrna survived the earthquake!..The school, not so much. :eek:

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/elgJFV.jpg
hometownstohollywoood





But over the years Myrna's arms crumbled and were rearranged.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/UNBwpc.jpg



https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/M7tden.jpg

I'm not even going to mention the butt-ugly fence. :slob:








BELOW:..Myrna's broken arm(s) is visible in this scene from the movie Grease.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/RfbGZJ.jpg
hometownstohollywoood


Myrna's statue was saved from further deterioration and eventually a new statue was made after the original design and cast in bronze. (return to top photo)


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ethereal_reality Nov 8, 2022 8:11 PM

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Here's another pre-earthquake photograph of Myrna and her two friends.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/YpKYwn.jpg
tessa-lapl We've no doubt seen this photograph in the past (but I couldn't resist)


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odinthor Nov 8, 2022 8:33 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9784959)
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Wilmington, again?

Yep...:)

Seller's description:..1930's Dollar Lines officer's 3 photos of Los Angeles, street scene, train.

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

I'm guessing the small building is the Wilmington Depot. ..I'm still looking for its location.

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e_r, quoth LA Times 4/17/1937: "Derrick for Wilmington No. 3 is being erected at Wilmington by the Ring Petroleum Company. It is located between Ott [they mean "Opp"] street and Anaheim Boulevard, with Eubank avenue on the west and the Santa Fe depot on the east."

This area, I guess:

https://i.postimg.cc/hPzHBxCd/Wilm-Depot3gsv.jpg
gsv

Or as the 1941 Renie Atlas would have it (arrow added):

https://i.postimg.cc/wMXRyFHG/Wilm-Depot-Renie001.jpg

bighen Nov 9, 2022 12:54 AM

Beaudry post: Anna May Wong

Thank you for the excellent post. Just curious if you know whatever happened to those trees that she planted in Chinatown Plaza 1938? It seems like they were taken down or perhaps replanted elsewhere. Sorry I don't have any pics to post so I hope you are familiar with them.

mrfredmertz Nov 9, 2022 3:01 AM

So the X PO Theater only lasted as a porn theater for less than a year.

Well.... that happens. It's nothing to be ashamed of.

Lwize Nov 9, 2022 6:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrfredmertz (Post 9785660)
So the X PO Theater only lasted as a porn theater for less than a year.

Well.... that happens. It's nothing to be ashamed of.

Porn? In theaters? Huh...

Noir_Noir Nov 9, 2022 8:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9784959)
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Wilmington, again?

Yep...:)

Seller's description:..1930's Dollar Lines officer's 3 photos of Los Angeles, street scene, train.

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

I'm guessing the small building is the Wilmington Depot. ..I'm still looking for its location.


Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 9785265)
e_r, quoth LA Times 4/17/1937: "Derrick for Wilmington No. 3 is being erected at Wilmington by the Ring Petroleum Company. It is located between Ott [they mean "Opp"] street and Anaheim Boulevard, with Eubank avenue on the west and the Santa Fe depot on the east."

This area, I guess:

https://i.postimg.cc/hPzHBxCd/Wilm-Depot3gsv.jpg
gsv

Or as the 1941 Renie Atlas would have it (arrow added):

https://i.postimg.cc/wMXRyFHG/Wilm-Depot-Renie001.jpg



The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway depot was at 711 E. Anaheim Street.


Here it is on an aerial from 1944.

https://i.imgur.com/JvL8mkU.jpg
mil.library.ucsb.edu


A picture from 1949.

https://i.imgur.com/5NTlOrC.jpg
kansasmemory.org


One from sometime around 2000 or so.

https://i.imgur.com/MotMLKP.jpg
flickr.com - John Smatlak


Sometime in the first half of 2018 - "Now you see it ... now you don't".

https://i.imgur.com/RBbRgS8.gif
GSV

ethereal_reality Nov 9, 2022 3:04 PM

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Oh no! It survived until 2018, then poof... So sad.


Thanks for your help, odinthor and Noir Noir.

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ethereal_reality Nov 9, 2022 4:53 PM

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Did anyone else notice the giant easel in the Wilmington Depot photograph from eBay?

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

. . .perhaps Anna May Wong was teaching an art class in Wilmington.



I'll show myself out... :runaway:
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ethereal_reality Nov 10, 2022 12:01 AM

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mystery location


"#SL1211 Old 35mm Slide Photo - lo Angeles - Building - Red Kodachrome 1951"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/9R8pv3.jpg
eBay

Any ideas?


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Noir_Noir Nov 10, 2022 2:11 AM

:previous:


https://i.imgur.com/pafmgMz.jpg
rescarta.lapl.org


https://i.imgur.com/QFGB3pk.jpg
archive.org - The Best of Los Angeles 1984


The extended building these days.

https://i.imgur.com/7nDeBA4.jpg
GSV

sopas ej Nov 10, 2022 4:53 AM

April 1957. Eastbound San Bernardino Fwy. at Citrus St. onramp featuring route shields US-60-70-99, now Interstate 10. Eastland Shopping Center (West Covina) at left.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...e755e070_h.jpg
DOH Archives Photo

A song from 1957:
Video Link

CaliNative Nov 10, 2022 9:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lwize (Post 9785784)
Porn? In theaters? Huh...

Yes, back in the olden days, before video casettes, DVD discs and internet porn, the venue for such wickedness was adult theaters, and booths in adult bookstores. The only vestage of that era are the few nude theaters that remain where women get on stage and dance in their birthday suits for tips. Very quaint. Most of the adult magazines are long one. Are Playboy and Hustler still around? Penthouse is long gone.

CaliNative Nov 10, 2022 9:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9786630)
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mystery location


"#SL1211 Old 35mm Slide Photo - lo Angeles - Building - Red Kodachrome 1951"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/9R8pv3.jpg
eBay

Any ideas?


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I wonder what the woman is searching for in that cardboard box? Free tennis balls? Sometimes people left unwanted pets in such boxes. Maybe there is a litter of cute kittens or puppies in the box for people to adopt. The lady seems to be smiling.

ethereal_reality Nov 10, 2022 2:44 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by CaliNative (Post 9786872)
Yes, back in the olden days, before video casettes, DVD discs and internet porn, the venue for such wickedness was adult theaters, and booths in adult bookstores. The only vestage of that era are the few nude theaters that remain where women get on stage and dance in their birthday suits for tips. Very quaint. Most of the adult magazines are long one. Are Playboy and Hustler still around? Penthouse is long gone.

Here's a rather grand theater that was converted to porn.

5th Avenue Theater, 2541 W. Manchester Blvd. Inglewood, CA

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/1dXtT2.jpg
eBay via LIBRARY OF CONGRESS


The only time I saw a porn in a theater was a double bill at the Nuart Theater in West L.A. The two films were a 3-D xxx porn and John Water's Pink Flamingos (as the main feature). The highlight of the porn, and the only scene that I remember, involved a giant dildo that 'floated' out over the audience until it was directly over heads. haha :laugh:...A Cinematic Masterpiece!


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ethereal_reality Nov 10, 2022 6:54 PM

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mystery location.

Here's a slide that I've had on hand for a couple of weeks.

Hollywood, California 1960s

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/hqrRcZ.jpg
eBay

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ethereal_reality Nov 10, 2022 7:05 PM

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How 'bout a parade!..


Burbank, California..1940?...early1950?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/ld2yTo.jpg
eBay

Unless I'm mistaken the insignia on the truck pulling the airplane is Bock Co.


Thanks for finding Arzy's Racket Shop, Noir Noir. :)..Your guess is as good as mine about what's inside cardboard box, CaliNative


fullpower Nov 10, 2022 7:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9787260)
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mystery location.

Here's a slide that I've had on hand for a couple of weeks.

Hollywood, California 1960s

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/hqrRcZ.jpg
eBay

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my uneducated guess is Franklin ave approaching Cahuenga blvd

Earl Boebert Nov 10, 2022 7:42 PM

FWIW. The Bock Co. was a civil engineering and roadwork firm. You can just see the tip of a Civil Air Patrol insignia on the fuselage of the Ercoupe in the parade.

http://www.boebertandblossom.com/LANoir/BockCAP.jpg

Cheers,

Earl


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