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sopas ej Sep 13, 2015 5:13 PM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7162135)
After a few easy ones, this Julius Shulman location took a little more tracking down. It's turns out that we're back on Ventura Boulevard, just across the street from the northern end of Vantage Avenue. On the right is Coast Hardware, offering Old Colony Paints. For reference, this is "Job 1344: Bank of America (Los Angeles, Calif.),1952".


Just along from Coast Hardware is Florsheim Shoes and JJ Newberry. On the far side of the bank is the Asia Rug Co.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...9.jpg~original

All from Getty Research Institute

Interesting street lamps. I would never have guessed that Studio City had street lamps that looked like that. I wonder when these were first installed, and when they were removed.

It's also interesting to me to see old photos of Ventura Boulevard. Prior to the Ventura Freeway being built, Ventura Blvd. was US-101, but for some reason, in my own internet searches over the years, it seems to have been difficult for me to find old photos of Ventura Blvd. from the pre-WWII era or immediately post-WWII.

By the way, I'm really loving the sets of B of A photos, HossC.

tovangar2 Sep 13, 2015 6:09 PM

Fox Studio City Theater, 12126 Ventura Blvd
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7162135)
Looking east, both Furnitureland and Glendale Federal Savings identify themselves as the "Valley Branch". I'd love to know what Taffy's was, but so far I've found nothing.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...0.jpg~original

I've just noticed I think one can just see the Fox Studio City Theater on the right margin in the shot above.

Opened in 1938, it closed in 1991. Clifford A. Balch was the architect.

The building is now a BookStar. The box office and auditorium are intact.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-c...2%252520AM.jpg
studiocitychamberofcommerce

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-3...1%252520AM.jpg
yelp

Entrance:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-g...2%252520AM.jpg
yelphttp://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/barne...vByp9hGb92NFMg

Auditorium:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8...6%252520AM.jpg
http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/barne...PnBZL4kkwq4uAQyelp




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HossC Sep 13, 2015 6:52 PM

:previous:

Well spotted, t2, and thanks for the additional information. Here's a close-up from the original image with the levels tweaked a little.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4.jpg~original
Getty Research Institute

And here's another current view of the Fox Studio City Theatre building.

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

unihikid Sep 13, 2015 8:00 PM

John Dolphin was a big to do out on Central ave. He not only owned his own record labels, but he had a successful record store called Dolphins of Hollywood. DOH had musicians drop in all of the time, not only because it was a cool spot to be seen at, but local disc jockeys such as Hunter Hancock and Dick "Huggy Boy" Hugg would broadcast the latest spins from the main window. Now like most record owners in the 50's John had a habit of not paying his artist..Unlike Don Robey of Peacock records (who would put his name on most of the records as co writer), John would simply buy the song..release the song , and then when an artist asked about royalties John would pull out his gun. But at least with John an artist had the opportunity to get exposed.

My Dad dealt with John not long before John died and he told me "He was a crook,but always supported talent".. So it wasn't a surprise when on Feb 1, 1958 an angry artist by the name of Percy Ivy killed John.

This is taken from a great article about the man....According to the L.A. Times, John Dolphin, 42 of 3918 Edgehill Dr. was murdered behind the desk of his office at 1252 S. Berendo St., Hollywood, on Feb 1, 1958 by frustrated singer Percy Ivy, 26, a shipping clerk who lived at 1124 W. 45th St. Teenaged songwriter and piano player Bruce Johnston witnessed the murder at Dolphin’s office in Hollywood. With him were musicians Dave Shostac, 16, of 10304 La Grange Ave. and drummer Sandy Nelson, both of whom were waiting with Ivy outside of Dolphin’s office for the man to arrive. “Ivy said he submitted four songs to Dolphin three or four weeks ago, but failed to collect a promised payment of $250 each.” One of the songs was “You’re Going Away.”

Ivy stated he “reached for the gun,” a 32-caliber Italian automatic, “when Dolphin pulled out a switch blade knife.” Ivy fired five or six shots at a close range. “Ivy let us in,” said Johnston. “He argued with Dolphin, then pulled out a gun and shot John, who landed on a heater. https://rockinsteve.wordpress.com/20...-john-dolphin/


Also at the shooting was Bruce Johnston of the Beach Boys.

http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...psvwrs0ilf.jpg
"Lovin John"

http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...ps383wlq70.jpg
On the website they dont name the man on the right...L-R Billy Ward,( of the Dominoes) John, and Ty Terrell (of the Robins)

http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...psm0cnezel.jpg
Ty Terrell, Billy Ward, Huggy Boy, John Dolphin, and Unk.

http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...psitbh5fpg.jpg
John and Ruth Dolphin

DOH continued after John's death. Ruth kept the shop open til the early 80's. Her children have kept the legacy of the Dolphin name alive with reissues of the Cash, Money, and Recorded in Hollywood Labels.

http://www.laweekly.com/music/the-re...olphin-5474737
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_D...music_producer)
https://rockinsteve.wordpress.com/20...-john-dolphin/

All photos taken from http://www.recordedinhollywood.com/

Tourmaline Sep 13, 2015 8:08 PM


French food on on Wilshire?:frog::frog:


Most of us are aware that the Toed Inn was in Santa Monica Canyon and that it was hit by the 1938 deluge. I believe there was at least one post of the storm damaged/muddy area around The Toed, but can't locate it presently. One thing I had forgotten was that the amphibian structure was relocated to 12008 Wilshire Blvd. A 1939-permit bears this out: "RELOCATED FROM LOT 156-155 TR 1719, 128 W CHANNEL ROAD TO LOT 10-1
1 TR 8038, 12008 WILSHIRE BLVD." It appears that there was more relocating and additions in '44 and new construction in '53, so it is currently unclear whether the structure was subsumed, eaten or moved elsewhere. There is no trace of it now, nor does there seem to have been any CD listings under Toed or Toad :shrug:

Although NLA has covered many, if not most, of LA's mimetic architecture, there is a welcome compilation with original locations here: http://www.weirdca.com/location.php?location=286


Quote:

Not in Santa Monica Canyon
Submitted by beachy on Thu, 01/15/2015 - 9:16am.

This is the Toed Inn after it was moved out of Santa Monica Canyon -- it was in the great flood of 1938 and moved after that up toward Los Angeles proper on Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood. When they moved it, that's when it was enclosed. Here's a photo of how it looked when it was in its original location in the canyon; it was an open side stand.

http://www.shorpy.com/files/aaaaaaaa...onica_cany.jpg



http://www.shorpy.com/node/10024#comment-176580


Was Santa Monica was a stand in for Tennessee? There is a circa 1960 Kazan -Monty Cliff film, entitled "The Wild River." Although the film is in color, if memory serves me correctly, there are many black and white moving images of floods presented within the first two minutes of the film. Among them is a shot of the Toed Inn. First two-three minutes.

tovangar2 Sep 13, 2015 8:18 PM

Studio City Theater
 
Great post unihikid.

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The lower image in this postcard makes the relationship between the theater and the old BofA a little clearer:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5...9%252520PM.jpg


The risque (but oddly flat-footed) female silhouettes featured in the terrazzo entrance flooring are repeated multiple times on the auditorium walls:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-1...6%252520PM.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-t...0%252520PM.jpg

(all pix linked from here)


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Originally Posted by Tourmaline (Post 7162320)
Was Santa Monica was a stand in for Tennessee? There is a circa 1960 Kazan -Monty Cliff film, entitled "The Wild River." Although the film is in color, if memory serves me correctly, there are many black and white moving images of floods presented within the first two minutes of the film. Among them is a shot of the Toed Inn. First two-three minutes.

This?:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-w...8%252520PM.jpg
youtube

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0...1%252520PM.jpg
lapl

ethereal_reality Sep 13, 2015 9:21 PM

Ever wonder what the interior of Pat's Liquor Store looked like in 1945?

Pat's
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...905/5yDN0s.jpg
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below: "Interior photograph taken of the Boulevard Liquor Store, located at 1072 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. [c. 1945]"


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/537/lrWnfb.jpg
http://pasadenadigitalhistory.com/

-note the little 'office' area beside the cash register. (I'm unfamiliar with Petri-Wine)
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ethereal_reality Sep 13, 2015 9:25 PM

a bit of 'noirish' ephemera.

A 1933 Conceal Carry License.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...538/Sjro5d.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1933-LOS-ANG...item4d37c37c9b



Here's Truman White's house at 1514 w. 49th street, Los Angeles.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...540/EUKcIR.jpg
gsv

do you think at one time there were two center pillars? -the porch appears to be sagging a bit.
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Earl Boebert Sep 13, 2015 9:34 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7162372)
I'm unfamiliar with Petri-Wine
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I'm not :-) You didn't miss anything.

Cheers,

Earl

tovangar2 Sep 13, 2015 9:41 PM

concealed weapons
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7162378)



"Hoisting engineer"? AKA beer drinker?



https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-h...0%252520PM.jpg

How does one prove one's "good moral character"? Maybe by not applying for a concealed carry permit?

ethereal_reality Sep 13, 2015 9:56 PM

A 'noirish' cocktail lounge.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/540/Heis79.jpg
eBay

Lex's Lounge, 600-604 S. Hope St. Los Angeles
MAdison 3616




http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/673/dd2vd5.jpg
eBay

:previous: more risqué imagery. -obviously trying to pull in the male businessmen crowd.





Lex's would have been behind the photographer in this 1943 photograph.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...538/b0YCcA.jpg
waterandpower

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Tourmaline Sep 13, 2015 10:25 PM




YES! At a 1:26. "Toed" is at the top of the frame. The version or format I recall seeing had the full structure.

I now wonder if there was not a lot of stock footage of the '38 El Nino used in other films. Thanks.

CityBoyDoug Sep 13, 2015 10:35 PM

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Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7162397)
"Hoisting engineer"? AKA beer drinker?

How does one prove one's "good moral character"? Maybe by not applying for a concealed carry permit?

The words "good moral character'' to carry a pistol of course means the exact opposite in the real world.

On another note, here we see Torrance cops and their haul of illegal booze...1925 Prohibition era.
Looks like the Chief snatched one to take home.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psv7mpxlzw.jpg
CD file

HossC Sep 13, 2015 10:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7162414)

Lex's Lounge, 600-604 S. Hope St. Los Angeles
MAdison 3616

Lex's would have been behind the photographer in this 1943 photograph.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...538/b0YCcA.jpg
waterandpower

That's 6th Street where the car is in the middle of the road, so Lex's Lounge would've been in the building on the right. Here's a color shot of the building dated 1/16/55. Sadly, the demolition boards hide the first floor.

"At the southeast corner sits the former Hotel Valdemar, 606 South Hope Street. University Club of Los Angeles behind it at 614 South Hope Street."

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...5.jpg~original
Huntington Digital Library

ethereal_reality Sep 13, 2015 11:05 PM

:previous: oops. Thanks for the correction HossC.

tovangar2 Sep 13, 2015 11:46 PM

6th & Hope, a favorite intersection
 
One can't see Lex's Cafe and Lounge in this shot either, but it's such a good image, I'm posting it anyway:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-U...3%252520PM.jpg
Nuestra Senora La Reina de Los Angeles


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7...5%252520PM.jpg
LA Herald 10 July 1904


Thx for that last Kodachrome HossC. Much appreciated.

ethereal_reality Sep 14, 2015 12:51 AM

I don't remember hearing of this place before.


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/673/OyyxDi.jpghttp://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/901/BanO8a.jpg
eBay
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ethereal_reality Sep 14, 2015 1:15 AM

Here's a fun nightclub photo

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/661/m5XUsP.jpg
eBay

:previous: Chris Pratt doppelganger.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...661/dNgqht.jpg
http://www.philtv.ph/hottest-hollywood-beards/





below: The vintage photograph was taken at Frank Fortier's "Gaslights".

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...661/5sxTSC.jpg
eBay

:previous: I'm not sure where in Hollywood this nightclub was located.


reverse
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...537/FrY8vz.jpg

It's unfortunate that there isn't a date stamp or any handwritten information. :(

John Maddox Roberts Sep 14, 2015 3:01 AM

Beards were extremely rare in the '40s-'50s. I can remember seeing only a handful of bearded men during those years. Might that guy have been an actor growing a beard for a role?

ethereal_reality Sep 14, 2015 3:18 AM

:previous: I don't think we'll ever know JMR.

If only the back of the "Gaslights" folder had included the names of the people in the photograph. - or even a date.
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I just came across this slide on eBay.

It shows the Walgrove Apartments (left), the Monarch Hotel/Apartments (right)....and numerous other interesting details. (like Los Angeles City Hall in the distance)

[c. 1963]
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...538/Fu6AKZ.jpg
eBay
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