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Earl Boebert Aug 19, 2015 9:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Earl Boebert (Post 7123485)
And here's Commissioner Gordon-to-be Neil Hamilton with daughter/Batgirl-to-be Yvonne Craig in the 1958 Perry Mason "The Case of the Lazy Lover."

http://www.bitsmasherpress.com/LANoir/batgirl.jpg

Cheers,

Earl

RIP Yvonne Craig, 1937 - 2015

Earl

Flyingwedge Aug 19, 2015 9:35 PM

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Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7134020)
Only 29 guesses re 41 peeps? I think I recorded them all (misspellings are my own). Please somebody finish/correct this
(MGM releases by date):

01. Steve Forrest
02.Pier Angeli / Natalie Wood
03. Debbie Reynolds
04. Louis Calhern
05.George Murphy
06. Ava Gardner
07. Van Johnson
08. Vic Damone
09.Paul Douglas
10. Howard Keel
11. John Ericson
12.
13.
14. Leslie Caron
15. Leslie Nielson
16. Eva Gabor
17. Merle Oberon
18. Ann Francis
19. Walter Pidgeon
20. Stewart Granger
21. Claire Trevor/Hedda Hopper (?)
22.
23. Russ Tamblin
24.
25. Robert Taylor
26. Elizabeth Taylor
27. Kurt Kasznar
28. George Raft
29.
30. Deborah Kerr
31.
32. Ann Miller
33. Lionel Barrymore
34. Donna Reed
35.
36.
37. Hugh O'Brian (?)
38.
39. Joan Fontaine
40. George Sanders
41. Esther Williams

Could 6 be Cyd Charisse instead of Ava Gardner?
Could 15 be James Donald instead of Leslie Nielsen?
29 = Janet Leigh?
37 = Jeff Richards (see: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0724143/)
And now I think 21 is Jane Powell.

tovangar2 Aug 19, 2015 10:56 PM

MGM group shot 1954/55
 
:previous:

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Originally Posted by Earl Boebert (Post 7133802)

01. Steve Forrest
02. Pier Angeli
03. Debbie Reynolds
04. Louis Calhern
05. George Murphy
06. Cyd Charisse
07. Van Johnson
08. Vic Damone
09. Paul Douglas
10. Howard Keel
11. John Ericson
12. Lauren Bacall
13. Jose Ferrer
14. Leslie Caron
15. James Donald
16. Eva Gabor
17. Merle Oberon
18. Ann Francis
19. Walter Pidgeon
20. Stewart Granger
21. Jane Powell
22. Delores del Rio
23. Russ Tamblyn
24. Edward Purdom/Donald Woods
25. Robert Taylor
26. Elizabeth Taylor
27. Kurt Kasznar
28. George Raft
29. Janet Leigh
30. Grace Kelly
31. Fernando Lamas
32. Ann Miller
33. Lionel Barrymore
34. Donna Reed
35. Ann Blyth
36. Michael Wilding
37. Jeff Richards
38. Spring Byington
39. Joan Fontaine
40. George Sanders
41. Esther Williams

CityBoyDoug Aug 19, 2015 11:12 PM

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Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7135526)
:previous:



01. Steve Forrest
02. Pier Angeli
03. Debbie Reynolds
04. Louis Calhern
05. George Murphy
06. Cyd Charisse
07. Van Johnson
08. Vic Damone
09. Paul Douglas
10. Howard Keel
11. John Ericson
12.
13.
14. Leslie Caron
15. James Donald
16. Eva Gabor
17. Merle Oberon
18. Ann Francis
19. Walter Pidgeon
20. Stewart Granger
21. Jane Powell
22.
23. Russ Tamblyn
24.
25. Robert Taylor
26. Elizabeth Taylor
27. Kurt Kasznar
28. George Raft
29. Janet Leigh
30. Grace Kelly
31.
32. Ann Miller
33. Lionel Barrymore
34. Donna Reed
35.
36. Michael Wilding
37. Jeff Richards
38. Spring Byington
39. Joan Fontaine
40. George Sanders
41. Esther Williams

Who are these famous MGM stars? http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psgsettoak.jpg[/http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psu0wqguib.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psux6e9yze.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps1jaihpi3.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psaeqbkgz2.jpg
MGM archives

MartinTurnbull Aug 19, 2015 11:24 PM

History of the Hollywood Plaza Hotel
 
I just came across this early photo of the Hollywood Plaza Hotel's foyer in a comprehensive article on the Paradise Leased blog about the history of the hotel. It helped me piece together something I've been wanting to do for ages - a timeline of the various incarnations of the restaurant space:

• 1925 to 1928 - Klemtner’s Blue Plate Café
• 1928 – 1931 - Pig ‘N Whistle Café
• 1931 to 1936 – Russian Eagle Café before it moved to the Sunset Strip.
• Dec 17, 1936 to Sept 1937 – Cinnabar
• Sept 1937 – It Café (owned by Clara Bow for about a year, then changed management and was taken over by Phil Selznick - David O. Selznick’s uncle)
• 1944 – Les Comiques
• 1952 - Westerner Lounge-Grill

Click HERE to read it.

http://www.martinturnbull.com/wp-con...tel-lobby..png

Ninja55 Aug 19, 2015 11:27 PM

35 is Ann Blyth. 12 could be Lauren Bacall. 31 is Fernando Lamas

tovangar2 Aug 19, 2015 11:39 PM

:previous:

added to the list above (this page).

I think someone said Fernando Lamas before. I just forgot to write it down.

CityBoyDoug Aug 19, 2015 11:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Ninja55 (Post 7135572)
35 is Ann Blyth. 12 could be Lauren Bacall. 31 is Fernando Lamas

Although Ann Blyth [#35] was signed with Universal she was Optioned with MGM for a short time. That's what confused me at first. If she is Ann Blyth?

CityBoyDoug Aug 19, 2015 11:50 PM

Could Mr. 13 be Howard Keel?http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps7xajwq4j.jpg

Johnny Socko Aug 20, 2015 12:16 AM

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Originally Posted by MartinTurnbull (Post 7135567)
I just came across this early photo of the Hollywood Plaza Hotel's foyer in a comprehensive article on the Paradise Leased blog about the history of the hotel. It helped me piece together something I've been wanting to do for ages - a timeline of the various incarnations of the restaurant space:

• 1925 to 1928 - Klemtner’s Blue Plate Café
• 1928 – 1931 - Pig ‘N Whistle Café
• 1931 to 1936 – Russian Eagle Café before it moved to the Sunset Strip.
• Dec 17, 1936 to Sept 1937 – Cinnabar
• Sept 1937 – It Café (owned by Clara Bow for about a year, then changed management and was taken over by Phil Selznick - David O. Selznick’s uncle)
• 1944 – Les Comiques
• 1952 - Westerner Lounge-Grill

Click HERE to read it.

http://www.martinturnbull.com/wp-con...tel-lobby..png

Thank you for this! I am interested in this location because my late mother-in-law lived here for many years (the building serves as senior housing) -- but it often gets forgotten among its more-famous peers.

The real shame is that the lobby is now barely more than a couple hundred square feet of linoleum. I don't understand why they couldn't retain the original lobby and give those seniors someplace more interesting to reside.

In terms of the great MGM photo: It makes sense that Leslie Nielsen, Walter Pidgeon, and the lovely Anne Francis were present, since they starred in Forbidden Planet together.

http://i.imgur.com/WaBX7Q5.jpg
http://www.moviemail.com/film/dvd/Forbidden-Planet/

John Maddox Roberts Aug 20, 2015 12:18 AM

I think 35 looks more like Kathryn Grayson. I thought 22 was Dolores del Rio, but I can't find that she was ever under contract to MGM.

NoirNous Aug 20, 2015 12:44 AM

#13 looks like Jose Ferrer.

John Maddox Roberts Aug 20, 2015 12:51 AM

Is #24 maybe Edmund Purdom?

CityBoyDoug Aug 20, 2015 12:52 AM

Could MGM number 24 be Donald Woods..... http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...pse23r4y1r.jpg

CityBoyDoug Aug 20, 2015 1:05 AM

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Originally Posted by John Maddox Roberts (Post 7135692)
Is #24 maybe Edmund Purdom?

Edmund Purdom or Woods?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psqqmorehl.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psux6e9yze.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps65wmmmfn.jpg

Krell58 Aug 20, 2015 3:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Johnny Socko (Post 7135654)

Dr. Morbius - Surely, you don't think my Id caused all the damage to your ship?
Commander Adams - I do, and don't call me Shirley. ;)

This is the movie where my user name comes from.

tovangar2 Aug 20, 2015 5:06 AM

MGM group photo
 
OK, everyone in the group photo now has a name (or two) attached. See updated list on this page (above).

I anyone wants to put more effort into confirming the less obvious ones, more power to you :-)

mrfredmertz Aug 20, 2015 6:46 AM

31 is Fernando Lamas

tovangar2 Aug 20, 2015 7:12 AM

The Cinnabar at the Plaza Hotel, Hollywood
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MartinTurnbull (Post 7135567)
I just came across this early photo of the Hollywood Plaza Hotel's foyer in a comprehensive article on the Paradise Leased blog about the history of the hotel. It helped me piece together something I've been wanting to do for ages - a timeline of the various incarnations of the restaurant space:

• 1925 to 1928 - Klemtner’s Blue Plate Café
• 1928 – 1931 - Pig ‘N Whistle Café
• 1931 to 1936 – Russian Eagle Café before it moved to the Sunset Strip.
• Dec 17, 1936 to Sept 1937 – Cinnabar
• Sept 1937 – It Café (owned by Clara Bow for about a year, then changed management and was taken over by Phil Selznick - David O. Selznick’s uncle)
• 1944 – Les Comiques
• 1952 - Westerner Lounge-Grill

Click HERE to read it.

The Cinnabar caught, and has held, my attention like few other spaces. A magical place. Maybe that it only existed for nine months has something to do with it.

In 1936 one hundred thousand dollars was spent wisely and intelligently to remodel the former Pig 'n Whistle into the gorgeous art deco Cinnabar Restaurant. It was created by G. Albert Landsburgh, the renowned theater architect and designer of theater interiors. A.E. Heinsbergen Studios did the mural work. The Cinnabar was meant to complement the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel's Cine-Grill (both hotels were then owned by the same firm). In 1937, after what seems like the lifespan of a soap bubble, the beautiful Cinnabar dream-space was gutted for the "It Cafe".

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-X...02325%2BPM.jpg
paradiseleased

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-V...03020%2BPM.jpg
MartinTurnbull

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Originally Posted by Johnny Socko (Post 7135654)
Thank you for this! I am interested in this location because my late mother-in-law lived here for many years (the building serves as senior housing) -- but it often gets forgotten among its more-famous peers.

I did a post a few years back on the history of the now 114-year-old palm trees at the back of the Plaza Hotel which may interest you. It's here.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-U...15456%2BPM.jpg
google maps, 2012

I got a ton of info for that post from that excellent Paradise Leased page (all credited of course). I'm a big fan of that site and also of the Plaza Hotel (not to mention palm trees).

HossC Aug 20, 2015 11:50 AM

Another Bank of America by Julius Shulman. These shots show Santa Monica Boulevard, although the address of the bank was 1100 N Western Avenue. This group is titled "Job 1409: Bank of America (Los Angeles, Calif.), 1952".

The Hotel Palomar, now the Palomar Apartments (see below), was at 5473 Santa Monica Boulevard, and Singer Sewing Machine Co was at 5511 Santa Monica Boulevard.

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

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

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

All from Getty Research Institute

The bank has either gone or been remodeled, but unlike my previous post, many of the other buildings survive. As mentioned above, the Hotel Palomar is now the Palomar Apartments. It's a shame that the circular details at the top have gone, but the patterns on the lower floors are still there, as is a blade sign where the old coffee shop sign used to be.

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

The old Security First National Bank building has lost a few feet from the top, but otherwise appears to be intact.

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


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