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so-cal-bear Aug 23, 2014 7:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6702632)
Here's a handsome member of the LASD.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...673/5xiVuX.jpg
found in an old file of mine/probably ebay

The building behind his right shoulder looks like it might be an adobe.
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Hope that sheriff gets pulled over for driving on those bald as an eagle front tires on the left!

Martin Pal Aug 23, 2014 8:06 PM

The West Hollywood City Council endorsed the Melrose Triangle development this week, in effect rejecting the arguments of those who objected that it would require the demolition of an architecturally significant building.

Several dozen people spoke about the project at tonight’s Council meeting, with most of the opponents objecting to the demolition of a 1928 building at 9080 Santa Monica Blvd. That building, a dog and cat hospital, was renovated in the Streamline Moderne style in 1938 by Wurdeman & Becket, one of whose principals, Welton Becket, designed the Capitol Records building and the Cinerama Dome. Becket’s son, Bruce, himself an architect, spoke in favor of preserving the building, which he described as the home of the country’s first animal hospital.


Not surprising. I cannot think of ONE instance where WeHo has objected to A N Y T H I N G being built within it's boundaries and letting anything be destroyed to accomplish it.

Wonder what you'd think of WeHo now compared to when you left, E_R?

Tourmaline Aug 23, 2014 11:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 6702854)
The West Hollywood City Council endorsed the Melrose Triangle development this week, in effect rejecting the arguments of those who objected that it would require the demolition of an architecturally significant building.

Several dozen people spoke about the project at tonight’s Council meeting, with most of the opponents objecting to the demolition of a 1928 building at 9080 Santa Monica Blvd. That building, a dog and cat hospital, was renovated in the Streamline Moderne style in 1938 by Wurdeman & Becket, one of whose principals, Welton Becket, designed the Capitol Records building and the Cinerama Dome. Becket’s son, Bruce, himself an architect, spoke in favor of preserving the building, which he described as the home of the country’s first animal hospital.


Although I am not personally familiar with the building, from everything I have read and seen concerning the same, the decision is unfortunate and appears, not surprisingly, short sighted.

Not taking anything away from the special qualities of the 9080 Santa Monica Blvd. building, I am curious about the statement that this building housed the country's first animal or "dog and cat" hospital.

The 1915 CD lists approx. 30 Veterinarian surgeons, including Walter Curtis at 1264 W. 2d Street. Not clear how an animal hospital is defined or how the term was used in connection with the 9080 building; however, Dr. Curtis is listed in the '27 CD as affiliated with an animal hospital. Veterinarian A. Hubbell is also listed at that address. http://rescarta.lapl.org:8080/ResCar...00005/00000001http://rescarta.lapl.org:8080/ResCar...00007/00000004

NLA'ers may recall a recent post concerning Dr. Scott's Dog and Cat hospital, circa '25 on Sixth street and in Beverly Hills. http://www.skyscraperpage.com/forum/...ostcount=22761 http://www.skyscraperpage.com/forum/...ostcount=22761


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...nce&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...nce&DMROTATE=0

Retired_in_Texas Aug 23, 2014 11:56 PM

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Originally Posted by so-cal-bear (Post 6702835)
Hope that sheriff gets pulled over for driving on those bald as an eagle front tires on the left!

https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/60...673/5xiVuX.jpg

I didn't realize the Maypop Brand of tires was popular with law enforcement. :)

I found it more remarkable the vintage of the cars themselves given the 1935 plates. The one on the left in the photo appears to be a 1932 model, not well cared for given the side wind deflector is missing. The one on the right is either a 1930 or 1931 model.

Tourmaline Aug 24, 2014 1:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Retired_in_Texas (Post 6702982)
https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/60...673/5xiVuX.jpg

I didn't realize the Maypop Brand of tires was popular with law enforcement. :)

I found it more remarkable the vintage of the cars themselves given the 1935 plates. The one on the left in the photo appears to be a 1932 model, not well cared for given the side wind deflector is missing. The one on the right is either a 1930 or 1931 model.


Given the times, writing tickets for faulty equipment was probably something that could keep the average traffic cop busy all day long - and then some. But in 1935, much of LA's population was still affected by the Depression and one might guess that Vehicle Code enforcement for missing tread was spotty if not somewhat arbitrary. (Just ask the Joad family.)

Respecting the pictured vehicles, budgets were tight in '35 and rumor has it that some of the pursuit vehicles were confiscated from "rum runners" or other fast miscreants. Yes, the Volstead Act was repealed prior to '35 . . .

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nSwRpPsQI2...movie_joad.jpghttp://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nSwRpPsQI2...movie_joad.jpg

1926 - (previously posted on NLA)
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics33/00051430.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics33/00051430.jpg


1930 - The Pasadena Police effect an arrest using radio.
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics44/00041955.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/pics44/00041955.jpg


1932 - arrest of Commie agitators
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics40/00039797.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/pics40/00039797.jpg



1930 Boo!
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics45/00042202.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/pics45/00042202.jpg


Quote:

"Traffic Violator." This sign in black letters will brand cars of Los Angeles drivers who break auto safety laws. Under a new plan inaugurated by Municipal Judge Edward R. Brand, violators will be given the opportunity of carrying the sign on their cars, in return for which the jail sentence or fine will be suspended after a specified time. Photo shows Judge Brand, at left, and Officer Charles Steinhoff fixing a tag on a car
April 6, 1935
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics43/00041060.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/pics43/00041060.jpg


http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics44/00056664.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics44/00056664.jpg


http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics31/00035059.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/pics31/00035059.jpg


http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics04/00011710.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics04/00011710.jpg



http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics44/00056651.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics44/00056651.jpg


1940 - three wheeled parking enforcement feasibility testing.
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics05/00022021.jpghttp://jpg3.lapl.org/pics05/00022021.jpg

HossC Aug 24, 2014 5:03 PM

e_r, I hope you don't mind me using one of your recent posts to make a point. It's something that many of us do from time to time (I'm including myself here), and I thought it was better to pick on our glorious leader rather than single out anyone else.

My issue is that while the picture includes a caption which tells us exactly what we're looking at, it's only displayed as an image rather than text. This means that anyone searching for pictures of the Arroyo Seco Freeway won't find your post. As NLA continues to grow, this issue becomes increasingly important. It's very easy for any of us to find a great image, post it, and assume that the picture tells the full story. I remember several times when I've been about to hit "Submit Reply" button only to realized at the last minute that I haven't written anything to say what I'm posting. I'm sure there are many more times when I haven't included a sufficient description.

I'm not advocating the naming of everything visible in posted pictures (even though this can prove very useful when USC list all the visible signs in some of their images), but a basic description, even if it duplicates information on the image, would be handy for search purposes. As usual, just my two cents.

MichaelRyerson Aug 24, 2014 6:28 PM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6703405)
e_r, I hope you don't mind me using one of your recent posts to make a point. It's something that many of us do from time to time (I'm including myself here), and I thought it was better to pick on our glorious leader rather than single out anyone else.

My issue is that while the picture includes a caption which tells us exactly what we're looking at, it's only displayed as an image rather than text. This means that anyone searching for pictures of the Arroyo Seco Freeway won't find your post. As NLA continues to grow, this issue becomes increasingly important. It's very easy for any of us to find a great image, post it, and assume that the picture tells the full story. I remember several times when I've been about to hit "Submit Reply" button only to realized at the last minute that I haven't written anything to say what I'm posting. I'm sure there are many more times when I haven't included a sufficient description.

I'm not advocating the naming of everything visible in posted pictures (even though this can prove very useful when USC list all the visible signs in some of their images), but a basic description, even if it duplicates information on the image, would be handy for search purposes. As usual, just my two cents.

Well, as will surprise no one, I agree with your basic point. In fact, next to un-hosted images (which subsequently disappear into the ether), it would be my second greatest criticism of NLA which I love, warts and all.

ethereal_reality Aug 24, 2014 7:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6703405)
e_r, I hope you don't mind me using one of your recent posts to make a point. My issue is that while the picture includes a caption which tells us exactly what we're looking at, it's only displayed as an image rather than text. This means that anyone searching for pictures of the Arroyo Seco Freeway won't find your post. As NLA continues to grow, this issue becomes increasingly important. It's very easy for any of us to find a great image, post it, and assume that the picture tells the full story. I remember several times when I've been about to hit "Submit Reply" button only to realized at the last minute that I haven't written anything to say what I'm posting. I'm sure there are many more times when I haven't included a sufficient description.

Thanks for pointing that out HossC. Next time I'll type in the information.
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-I appreciate the information on the LASD officer photo MR. To be honest, I didn't realize we were looking at the back of the Post Office.
--and I certainly didn't notice those bald tires so_cal_bear. yikes!
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ethereal_reality Aug 25, 2014 1:22 AM

Here's a vertiginous look at one of our favorite buildings.

The Hall of Records, 1962.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/537/RAC4LT.jpg
detail/ebay





-complete photo.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...537/Ue5ugY.jpg
ebay


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ethereal_reality Aug 25, 2014 1:24 AM

A non-specific slide from 1971.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/673/N4LONb.jpg
ebay

I"m pretty sure the street sign says Hollywood Boulevard....now can we identify this cross street?

(is that an El Camino or Ranchero turning right onto Hollywood Blvd?)
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ProphetM Aug 25, 2014 1:30 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6703858)
A non-specific slide from 1971.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/673/N4LONb.jpg
ebay

I"m pretty sure the street sign says Hollywood Boulevard....now can we identify this cross street?

(is that an El Camino or Ranchero turning right onto Hollywood Blvd?)
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That's Hollywood Blvd. at Fairfax. The highest buildings up the hill are along Fareholm Drive.

MichaelRyerson Aug 25, 2014 1:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6703858)
A non-specific slide from 1971.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/673/N4LONb.jpg
ebay

I"m pretty sure the street sign says Hollywood Boulevard....now can we identify this cross street?

(is that an El Camino or Ranchero turning right onto Hollywood Blvd?)
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We're looking north across Hollywood Boulevard on N. Fairfax Avenue. And that's a Ford Ranchero, about a '66.

MichaelRyerson Aug 25, 2014 1:40 AM

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Originally Posted by ProphetM (Post 6703863)
That's Hollywood Blvd. at Fairfax. The highest buildings up the hill are along Fareholm Drive.

Yeah but what kind of car is it?? C'mon.

ProphetM Aug 25, 2014 1:44 AM

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Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 6703874)
Yeah but what kind of car is it?? C'mon.


Sorry, you'll have to take that one. I'm not terribly good with cars that are older than me. :worship:

Lwize Aug 25, 2014 2:25 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6703856)
Here's a vertiginous look at one of our favorite buildings.

The Hall of Records, 1962.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/537/RAC4LT.jpg
detail/ebay

I've always been fascinated by the creepy, gothic (?) style of the roof.
Can anyone upload some interior shots of the top floor? Were there just high ceilings? Frescos? Vampires hanging in there?

ethereal_reality Aug 25, 2014 3:17 AM

:previous: That top floor caught my eye as well Lwize. I never noticed that row of windows directly under the eaves looking inward.
Was the arched roof merely an attic? Did it hold records?
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I recently came across this early postcard of a residence in Malibu. My first thought was who is William Seiter?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/KC3XIs.jpg
ebay

It turns out he was a prolific Hollywood director.
Go here for his list of films: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_A._Seiter

Here he is looking rather raffish in 1935.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/538/ROR6yJ.jpg
http://travsd.wordpress.com/2013/06/...liam-a-seiter/


He was married to silent film star Laura La Plante from 1926 to 1934.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/908/aApi9g.jpg



After Ms. La Plante, he married film actress Marian Nixon in 1934. The marriage lasted until Mr. Seiter's death in 1964

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/538/vu1mVG.jpg
http://artcontrarian.blogspot.com/20...1_archive.html


trading card, 1937
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/538/vmyPQF.jpg
www.immortalephemera.com

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Otis Criblecoblis Aug 25, 2014 7:09 AM

Car fun
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6703858)
A non-specific slide from 1971.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/673/N4LONb.jpg
ebay

I"m pretty sure the street sign says Hollywood Boulevard....now can we identify this cross street?

(is that an El Camino or Ranchero turning right onto Hollywood Blvd?)
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I'm going to take a hack at the two non-blurry cars. The car turning right onto Hollywood is indeed a Ranchero, I believe a 1967, and the white car turning left onto Fairfax is a 1967 Chrysler 300, I think.

Otis Criblecoblis Aug 25, 2014 7:17 AM

Old Hall of Records interior
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lwize (Post 6703917)
I've always been fascinated by the creepy, gothic (?) style of the roof.
Can anyone upload some interior shots of the top floor? Were there just high ceilings? Frescos? Vampires hanging in there?

I love the Old Hall of Records. It was in fact a search for pictures of this building that first led me here. My wife is the calendar DA for a judge who worked in the building when he was a DA, and he speaks very fondly of it. He says it was an awesome building to work in, as beautiful inside as out.

If memory serves, we have seen one picture of a courtroom and a digitized picture from the game L.A. Noire of the mezzanine looking down towards the entrance.

I too would love to see more pictures of the interior.

MartinTurnbull Aug 25, 2014 2:55 PM

Los Angeles city hall, circa 1890
 
The September 2014 issue of Westways posted this (circa 1890) photo of the original Los Angeles city hall, on Broadway between 2nd and 3rd Streets. I would have thought this photo would have appeared here, but it didn't look familiar to me so I thought I'd post it, just in case.

http://www.martinturnbull.com/wp-con...1890-small.jpg

MartinTurnbull Aug 25, 2014 3:01 PM

Griffith Observatory late 1930s
 
I still haven't worked out how to effectively search this thread to make sure I'm not posting photos we haven't already seen. Is there one?!?!?

I would imagine we've seen this one of Griffith Observatory in the late 1930s, but it was new to me.


http://www.martinturnbull.com/wp-con...late-1930s.png


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