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GaylordWilshire Mar 27, 2014 9:21 PM

:previous:

The Puck Block was at 114 S Los Angeles Street... news of some alterations:


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-L...626%2520PM.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-f...612%2520PM.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/HaC8pJU.jpg?1?9048

LAT July 27, 1902

HossC Mar 27, 2014 9:40 PM

:previous:

GW beat me to it! In 1898, Craig, Stuart & Co. was at 112 S. Los Angeles - I think the number "112" is just visible to the left of the word "CRAIG" on the façade. I've included the other grocers as there are some familiar names in the list.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...raigStuart.jpg
LAPL

GaylordWilshire Mar 27, 2014 9:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6514877)
Movie director King Vidor driving a rather peculiar car. There's not much to it in the rear.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/203/r8sf.jpg
http://acertaincinema.com/

Is the round thing (that resembles a giant hand held mirror) in front of him a windshield?
..and is that small seat attached to the running board? Maybe this was used in filming.


You can tell it's a Packard by the hexagonal stampings in the wheel hubs and by the radiator shape. The mirror-looking thing is a windshield, and I suppose that's just a jumpseat on the running board. Must be a custom body.

ethereal_reality Mar 28, 2014 12:17 AM

I've had this oddity in one of my files for quite some time.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/850/8dh2.jpg
old file/probably ebay

It says Hollywood Calif on the truck, but North Hollywood at lower right.
To be honest, I thought this was a girl at first. I was mislead by the banana curls.
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Blaster Mar 28, 2014 3:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6515278)
I've had this oddity in one of my files for quite some time.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/850/8dh2.jpg
old file/probably ebay

It says Hollywood Calif on the truck, but North Hollywood at lower right.
To be honest, I thought this was a girl at first. I was mislead by the banana curls.
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Apparently there's a book by Paul Hennessey, "Tin Horn Hank Keenan and the World's Youngest Cowboy," published in 1993, " a rip roaring biography of Keenen and his son Carl, trick riders, bronc busters and rodeo clowns."

MartinTurnbull Mar 28, 2014 3:59 AM

Howard Hughes Linden Dr Beverly Hills crash site
 
We've see other posts here on this thread about the time Howard Hughes crashed is failing aircraft into a couple of houses on North Linden Drive in Beverly Hills while heading for the LA Country Club, but I don't recall seeing this one. It was a lot more cinematic when they recreated it for "The Aviator"!
http://www.martinturnbull.com/wp-con...Hills-1946.png

Tetsu Mar 28, 2014 5:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 6513715)
At the time the source book was printed, this was the home of Evert L. Blanchard, who was the 9th Ward Councilman in Los Angeles 1894-1902 and 1904-09 (per Wikipedia):
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...b.jpg~original
(unsepiaed)
Beautiful Highlands of Los Angeles, c. 1900
HathiTrust -- http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?i...iew=1up;seq=60

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...2.jpg~original
GSV

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...9.jpg~original
GSV

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...7.jpg~original
Bing

LA County Assessor says it was built in 1893; has 5 beds, 2 baths and is 4,488 sq ft.

Thanks for the info on this one! One of the truly great unsung Victorians of Los Angeles. This city-commissioned report on the historic buildings of Boyle Heights also says the house may have some sort of "possible association with the Japanese American community." Wonder what that's about.

Martin Pal Mar 28, 2014 6:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuckaluck (Post 6493424)
May 21, 1953 - Picket line at Television City. After a long day on the line, relax at the Singapore Spa?
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics34/00036782.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/pics34/00036781.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/pics34/00036781.jpg

Matchbook cover for the Singapore Spa.
http://www.martinturnbull.com/wp-con.../LAMaxeys1.jpg
MartinTurnbull

GaylordWilshire Mar 28, 2014 1:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 6513715)
At the time the source book was printed, this was the home of Evert L. Blanchard, who was the 9th Ward Councilman in Los Angeles 1894-1902 and 1904-09 (per Wikipedia):
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...b.jpg~original
(unsepiaed)
Beautiful Highlands of Los Angeles, c. 1900
HathiTrust -- http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?i...iew=1up;seq=60

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...2.jpg~original
GSVLA County Assessor says it was built in 1893; has 5 beds, 2 baths and is 4,488 sq ft.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Tetsu (Post 6515705)


A few items in 2616 East Third....


https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-h...2520AM.bmp.jpgLAT May 21, 1897

Presumably this refers to 2616--if so, the Assessor is off by four years (there seems to be a good deal of guesswork in that office's efforts).


A little blood for a noir effect:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-t...2520AM.bmp.jpgLAT Jan 5, 1907


The Japanese connection:
http://i.imgur.com/BsJLNQB.jpg?1?8765https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-h...2520AM.bmp.jpg

Toyo Miyatake-JANM/LAT Nov 27, 1952

Pic caption: YWCA Magnolia Residence present $620 check to Centennial Victory Caravan, Los Angeles, California, February 28, 1955

MartinTurnbull Mar 28, 2014 2:08 PM

From Googie's to Pippy's?
 
Do we know when "Googies" became "Pippys"?

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-aVsPSwVzoi...0/schwabs2.jpg

MartinTurnbull Mar 28, 2014 2:11 PM

Here's an exterior view I just found of the Elizabeth Arden store at 3933 Wilshire Blvd. on the corner of Gramercy Place, next to what looks like quite a dandy bar called “The Bachelors.” Maybe the husbands hung out there while the wives got massaged and facialed and gussied up at Elizabeth Arden. This photo is circa 1935.

http://www.martinturnbull.com/wp-con...ors.-c1935.png

gdunn2 Mar 28, 2014 2:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 6514394)
Still there!




http://i.imgur.com/0Rgpwgo.jpg?1?6243GSV




Listed at 5245 W San Fernando Rd in '38 and '39 CDs

Note the Cellphone tower antennas on the pylon above the building.

Gary

ethereal_reality Mar 28, 2014 4:18 PM

If you glance out the driver's window as you travel south on the 405 to LAX you'll notice what looks a bit like a water tower
with cascading water in front of it.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/203/1tys.jpg
GSV




It turns out the mysterious edifice is Al Jolson's final resting place (built in 1951 and designed by architect Paul revere Williams)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/42/6sy7.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...90/18/wybz.jpg
ebay



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/716/cvli.jpg
google_earth



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/845/0tw9.jpg
http://www.paulrwilliamsproject.org/...morial-shrine/




http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...90/59/0cw6.jpg
http://www.paulrwilliamsproject.org/...morial-shrine/



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/823/a9vw.jpg
http://www.paulrwilliamsproject.org/...morial-shrine/
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http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/849/ynjc.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/850/u1u1.jpg
ianefriedman





Al with a rather striking car with a front fender that resembles a cattle guard.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...90/27/oaz7.jpg
http://myloveofoldhollywood.blogspot.com/

I'm not sure what that is near the front entrance....it looks like a 'guess-your-weight' machine.

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ethereal_reality Mar 28, 2014 4:22 PM

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...0/703/n8q5.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...0/809/iy6d.jpg
ebay

srk1941 Mar 28, 2014 5:13 PM

It turns out the mysterious edifice is Al Jolson's final resting place (built in 1951 and designed by architect Paul revere Williams)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/42/6sy7.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...90/18/wybz.jpg
ebay



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/716/cvli.jpg
google_earth



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/845/0tw9.jpg
http://www.paulrwilliamsproject.org/...morial-shrine/




http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...90/59/0cw6.jpg
http://www.paulrwilliamsproject.org/...morial-shrine/



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/823/a9vw.jpg
http://www.paulrwilliamsproject.org/...morial-shrine/
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This is a wonderful cemetery, the site plan and landscape by Ralph D. Cornell, buildings by Paul R. Williams. The overall plan is from 1945...

ethereal_reality Mar 28, 2014 5:16 PM

House fire at Witmer and Wilshire blvd. circa 1984.

GW, do you know what house this was?
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/822/pd0o.jpg
ebay


the site today
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...0/834/yk4r.jpg
GSV




When I glance to the right I thought I had discovered something very cool when I noticed a house hiding behind a facade
on the SW corner of Witmer and Wilshire.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...90/34/gu0n.jpg
GSV



so I quickly hovered for a better look.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...90/31/2jwt.jpg
google_earth



wow...just wow! It doesn't get much cooler than that.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...90/34/ycib.jpg
GSV




If I lived in L.A. I would go to dinner here tonight just to see the inside of this amazing place.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/703/h9ci.jpg
GSV


Alas, GaylordWilshire posted about this house way back on March of 2011:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=3431

..but as far as I can tell, no one has been able to dig up a vintage photograph of this house.

So much for my big discovery. lol. :)




but I also noticed this ghost sign behind the mystery house.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...90/89/ufrd.jpg
GSV

above: The map in GW's post says this was the Prince Ruppert Apts.
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ethereal_reality Mar 28, 2014 5:49 PM

...and while I was in the area


Looking south from Witmer and Wilshire you have a good vantage point of the old Mayfair Hotel on 7th Street.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/845/eghe.jpg
GSV


It used to have a roof-top sign.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/854/x6vq.jpg
http://www.mayfairla.com/gallery/


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/854/phgf.jpg
http://www.mayfairla.com/gallery/


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...90/35/9qnz.jpg
http://www.mayfairla.com/gallery/




It appears the Mayfair (built in 1926) has been spruced up recently.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/845/4x1n.jpg
http://cdn.blvds.com/files/2012/08/h...s-angeles.jpeg




http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...90/34/swch.jpg
http://cdn.blvds.com/files/2012/08/h...s-angeles.jpeg

ethereal_reality Mar 28, 2014 6:22 PM

Oh, and I almost forgot, the Mayfair Hotel was also featured on L.A. Noire.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/845/ihek.jpg
http://lanoire.wikia.com/wiki/File:Mayflower_Hotel.png

I didn't know Raymond Chandler lived there.
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GaylordWilshire Mar 28, 2014 7:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6516245)
House fire at Witmer and Wilshire blvd. circa 1984.

GW, do you know what house this was?
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/822/pd0o.jpg
ebay


Assuming that's the original house at 1298 Wilshire (originally Orange St), which from the roofline it appears to be, it was lived in in the late '90s until at least 1909 by Frederick E. Fay, who was the secretary-treasurer of his father Elon's Empire Steam Laundry. (The Fay house was robbed in June 1899.) By 1911 it appears to have become a boarding house.

I still haven't seen a vintage shot of the house across Witmer from it.

GaylordWilshire Mar 28, 2014 10:49 PM

http://i.imgur.com/Jj6LGfU.jpg?1?9758
Beverly Hills Heritage


According to the source, this is the Spadena house after arrival on its new site in Beverly Hills. Looks like it was a rough ride.


Great pics in these three great posts on the house by ER:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=6737

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=6738

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=6739


And by 3940dxr:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=6739


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