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BifRayRock Jan 4, 2016 1:15 AM




The Geller Theater/Workshop/Studios at 6040 Wilshire preceded Seibu and Orbachs and the Petersen Museum. It seems that the original structure was built around (or before) 1937 and was demolished in 1960 to make way for Seibu. Hard to tell whether the building was an art moderne gem worth saving. Similarities with certain studios on Sunset/Hollywood with a dash of the Simon's signage (Fairfax and Wilshire) suggest that it may have easily deserved honorable mention. :shrug:




[Lord Leon] Geller Theater 1952
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...u.png~original http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co.../49296/rec/210

http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...c.jpg~original From Amazon





ethereal_reality Jan 4, 2016 1:17 AM

:previous: Very interesting find BifRayRock. I wasn't aware of the Geller Theatre Workshop.

BifRayRock Jan 4, 2016 2:22 AM







An aviation/Wilshire puzzlement?


Source claims this is (slightly) south of Wilshire - Fairfax territory, and possibly Roger's Airfield, circa 1920. http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si.../id/5281/rec/8 Although there is possibly a JN4 in the sky, the lack of derricks on the horizon and the extra-large size of the barn-like structure suggests maybe this is not that location. Perhaps even more interesting is the "side-of-the-barn" circular painting. Source describes this as a large circular window. :no: Is it an advertisement? For what?

http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...m.png~original


Notice RR crossing sign. San Vicente?
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...c.png~original



http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...2.png~original



Who What?
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...k.png~original



Did the Gloucester Fisherman get lost on land looking for C.Ray's Mayflower?:shrug:
http://l7.alamy.com/zooms/1a308ede9e...930-a67mr8.jpghttp://l7.alamy.com/zooms/1a308ede9e...930-a67mr8.jpg




ethereal_reality Jan 4, 2016 2:35 AM

"They Shop on Hollywood Boulevard, and Dictate the Fashions of the World."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/633/HJK1Vw.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/633/Ie146A.jpg
Mary Mallory at http://ladailymirror.com/2012/10/22/...f-with-a-song/

"Compliments of Hollywood Business Association"

I thought it might be fun to try and name the people in the photo composite. (I thought there would be a list, but I couldn't find one)

1
2 Edward Everett Horton (1886-1970)
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11 Nancy Carroll (1903-1965)
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25 Dolores Del Rio (1905-1983)
26
27 Greta Garbo (1905-1990)
28
29
30
31
32 Norma Shearer (1902-1983)
33
34
35 Harold Lloyd (1893-1971)
36
37
38 Al Jolson (1886-1950)
39
40 John Barrymore (1882-1942)
41
42
43
44
45
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60
61
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63 Janet Gaynor (1906-1984)
64
65
66
67
68
69
70 Lew Ayres (1908-1996)
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79 William Desmond Taylor (1872-1922) I could wrong (unless they included his photo after he was murder)
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ethereal_reality Jan 4, 2016 3:02 AM

Huh? How could I have missed these two faux-silos at the Farmers Market?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...903/aDpSik.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Orig-early-1...YAAOSw5dNWiG3y

Am I the only one who hasn't noticed them before?
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CityBoyDoug Jan 4, 2016 3:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7286827)
"They Shop on Hollywood Boulevard, and Dictate the Fashions of the World."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/633/HJK1Vw.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/633/Ie146A.jpg
Mary Mallory at http://ladailymirror.com/2012/10/22/...f-with-a-song/

"Compliments of Hollywood Business Association"

I thought it might be fun to try and name the people in the photo composite. (I thought there would be a list, but I couldn't find one)

1
2 Edward Everett Horton (1886-1970)
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11 Nancy Carroll (1903-1965)
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25 Dolores Del Rio (1905-1983)
26
27 Greta Garbo (1905-1990)
28
29
30
31 Gloria Swanson [?]
32 Norma Shearer (1902-1983)
33
34
35 Harold Lloyd (1893-1971)
36
37
38 Al Jolson (1886-1950)
39
40 John Barrymore (1882-1942)
41 Douglas Fairbanks [?]
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63 Janet Gaynor (1906-1984)
64
65
66
67
68
69
70 Lew Ayres (1908-1996)
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79 William Desmond Taylor (1872-1922) I could wrong (unless they included his photo after he was murder)
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31. Gloria Swanson
41. Douglas Fairbanks.

Now come the hard ones......:D

ethereal_reality Jan 4, 2016 3:20 AM

:previous: Gloria is giving someone the side-eye.

The lower half is going to be much harder than the upper half.
I might know some of them toward the top, but I hardly recognize anyone near the bottom.
I'm not even sure of the sex of #78.





CBS Television City, slide_1950s.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...908/CB4VPC.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1950s-KODACH...MAAOSwYHxWLtwR



This guy must have parked in a hurry. ;)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...911/Zj2qZs.jpg
detail
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tovangar2 Jan 4, 2016 3:36 AM

Someone in the comments said Sid Grauman (1879-1950) at #108

Guesses:

#6 Lucille Le Sueur/Joan Crawford (1905-1977)
#20 Marion Davies (1897-1961)
#96 Ronald Coleman (1891-1958)

NoirNous Jan 4, 2016 3:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7286827)
"They Shop on Hollywood Boulevard, and Dictate the Fashions of the World."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/633/HJK1Vw.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/633/Ie146A.jpg
Mary Mallory at http://ladailymirror.com/2012/10/22/...f-with-a-song/

"Compliments of Hollywood Business Association"

I thought it might be fun to try and name the people in the photo composite. (I thought there would be a list, but I couldn't find one)
1.
2 Edward Everett Horton (1886-1970)
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11 Nancy Carroll (1903-1965)
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25 Dolores Del Rio (1905-1983)
26
27 Greta Garbo (1905-1990)
28
29
30
31
32 Norma Shearer (1902-1983)
33
34
35 Harold Lloyd (1893-1971)
36
37
38 Al Jolson (1886-1950)
39
40 John Barrymore (1882-1942)
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63 Janet Gaynor (1906-1984)
64 Zachary Scott (1914-1965)
65
66
67
68
69
70 Lew Ayres (1908-1996)
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79 William Desmond Taylor (1872-1922) I could wrong (unless they included his photo after he was murder)
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Entered name for no. 64

ethereal_reality Jan 4, 2016 3:46 AM

:previous: Thanks NoirNous.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...911/ox8e5w.jpghttp://trueclassics.net/2014/02/21/b...ated-cad-2013/

and CBD & t2. :) for your contributions-

Flyingwedge Jan 4, 2016 3:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7286827)
"They Shop on Hollywood Boulevard, and Dictate the Fashions of the World."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/633/HJK1Vw.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/633/Ie146A.jpg
Mary Mallory at http://ladailymirror.com/2012/10/22/...f-with-a-song/

"Compliments of Hollywood Business Association"

I thought it might be fun to try and name the people in the photo composite. (I thought there would be a list, but I couldn't find one)

1
2 Edward Everett Horton (1886-1970)
3
4
5
6 Lucille Le Sueur/Joan Crawford (1905-1977)
7
8
9
10
11 Nancy Carroll (1903-1965)
12
13
14
15 Colleen Moore
16
17
18
19
20 Marion Davies (1897-1961)
21
22
23
24
25 Dolores Del Rio (1905-1983)
26
27 Greta Garbo (1905-1990)
28
29
30
31 Gloria Swanson
32 Norma Shearer (1902-1983)
33
34
35 Harold Lloyd (1893-1971)
36 Adolphe Menjou
37
38 Al Jolson (1886-1950)
39
40 John Barrymore (1882-1942)
41 Douglas Fairbanks
42
43 Wallace Beery
44
45
46 Lewis Stone
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63 Janet Gaynor (1906-1984)
64 Zachary Scott (1914-1965)
65
66
67
68 Harry Langdon
69
70 Lew Ayres (1908-1996)
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79 William Desmond Taylor (1872-1922) I could wrong (unless they included his photo after he was murder)
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96 Ronald Colman
97 William Haines
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100
101
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104
105
106
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108 Sid Grauman
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My contributions are in green.

Thanks er these are fun although I think this is the hardest one yet.

NoirNous Jan 4, 2016 5:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7286827)
"They Shop on Hollywood Boulevard, and Dictate the Fashions of the World."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/633/HJK1Vw.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/633/Ie146A.jpg
Mary Mallory at http://ladailymirror.com/2012/10/22/...f-with-a-song/

"Compliments of Hollywood Business Association"

I thought it might be fun to try and name the people in the photo composite. (I thought there would be a list, but I couldn't find one)

1
2 Edward Everett Horton (1886-1970)
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11 Nancy Carroll (1903-1965)
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25 Dolores Del Rio (1905-1983)
26
27 Greta Garbo (1905-1990)
28
29
30
31
32 Norma Shearer (1902-1983)
33
34
35 Harold Lloyd (1893-1971)
36
37
38 Al Jolson (1886-1950)
39
40 John Barrymore (1882-1942)
41
42
43
44 Jean Hersholt (1816-1956)
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63 Janet Gaynor (1906-1984)
64
65
66
67
68
69
70 Lew Ayres (1908-1996)
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79 William Desmond Taylor (1872-1922) I could wrong (unless they included his photo after he was murder)
80
81
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Added no. 44

NoirNous Jan 4, 2016 5:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7286827)
"They Shop on Hollywood Boulevard, and Dictate the Fashions of the World."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/633/HJK1Vw.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/633/Ie146A.jpg
Mary Mallory at http://ladailymirror.com/2012/10/22/...f-with-a-song/

"Compliments of Hollywood Business Association"

I thought it might be fun to try and name the people in the photo composite. (I thought there would be a list, but I couldn't find one)

1
2 Edward Everett Horton (1886-1970)
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 Bruce Cabot (1904-1972)
11 Nancy Carroll (1903-1965)
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25 Dolores Del Rio (1905-1983)
26
27 Greta Garbo (1905-1990)
28
29
30
31
32 Norma Shearer (1902-1983)
33
34
35 Harold Lloyd (1893-1971)
36
37
38 Al Jolson (1886-1950)
39
40 John Barrymore (1882-1942)
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63 Janet Gaynor (1906-1984)
64
65
66
67
68
69
70 Lew Ayres (1908-1996)
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79 William Desmond Taylor (1872-1922) I could wrong (unless they included his photo after he was murder)
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81
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83
84
85
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108
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Entered no. 10

GaylordWilshire Jan 4, 2016 1:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 7286782)

The Geller Theater/Workshop/Studios at 6040 Wilshire preceded Seibu and Orbachs and the Petersen Museum. It seems that the original structure was built around (or before) 1937 and was demolished in 1960 to make way for Seibu. Hard to tell whether the building was an art moderne gem worth saving. Similarities with certain studios on Sunset/Hollywood with a dash of the Simon's signage (Fairfax and Wilshire) suggest that it may have easily deserved honorable mention. :shrug:

[Lord Leon] Geller Theater 1952
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...u.png~original http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co.../49296/rec/210

http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...c.jpg~original From Amazon

Apparently the Ben Bard Playhouse, which became Geller's, opened in April 1936. Milton J. Black designed it--along with the Mauretania apartments, D olores del Rio's house AND, apparently, the Tail 'O the Pup and others we've seen here. More in HossC's post of Dec 16, 2014: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=25076

HossC Jan 4, 2016 2:44 PM

:previous:

I posted another picture of the Geller Theatre Workshop building when it was Ben Bard's in post #25085.


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I don't think we've seen this view before. USC describe it as "Shop on the southeast corner of 7th Street and Grand Street, Los Angeles, 1912". California State Library has the same image dated as circa 1899, but the Grand Avenue Theatre on the right didn't open until 1908 (when it was known as the Walker). It was briefly known as Clune's Grand Avenue Theatre, and the Clune's name is visible here, although it appears to have been painted out. I posted a later picture of the theater when it was the Walker Auditorium Building in post #20832.

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

Here's the same corner today. The 12-story Brockman Building was built in 1912, so the picture above captures the Busy Bee Lunch Room and its neighbors just before they were torn down.

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

ethereal_reality Jan 4, 2016 5:10 PM

Here's the updated list. (this morning's additions are in red) -by me. :)
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7286827)

1
2 Edward Everett Horton (1886-1970)
3
4
5
6 Lucille LeSueur/Joan Crawford (1905-1977)
7
8
9
10 Bruce Cabot (1904-1972) I'm not 100% sold on this one.
11 Nancy Carroll (1903-1965)
12
13
14
15 Colleen Moore (1899-1988)
16
17 Bebe Daniels (1901-1971)
18
19
20 Marion Davies (1897-1961)
21
22
23
24
25 Dolores Del Rio (1905-1983)
26 Clara Bow (1905-1965)
27 Greta Garbo (1905-1990)
28
29
30
31 Gloria Swanson (1899-1983)
32 Norma Shearer (1902-1983)
33
34 Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977)
35 Harold Lloyd (1893-1971)
36 Adolphe Menjou (1890-1963)
37 Ruby Keeler (1910-1993)
38 Al Jolson (1886-1950)
39
40 John Barrymore (1882-1942)
41 Douglas Fairbanks (1883-1939)
42
43 Wallace Beery (1885-1949)
44 Jean Hersholt (1886-1956)
45
46 Lewis Stone (1879-1953)
47 Fifi D'Orsay (1904-1983) or Jesse Matthews (1907-1981)
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63 Janet Gaynor (1906-1984)
64 Zachary Scott (1914-1965)
65
66
67
68 Harry Langdon (1884-1944)
69
70 Lew Ayres (1908-1996)
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79 William Desmond Taylor (1872-1922) I could wrong (unless they included his photo after he was murder)
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81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96 Ronald Coleman (1891-1958)
97 William Haines (1900-1973)
98
99
100
101
102
103
104
105
106
107
108 Sid Grauman (1879-1950)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/903/bgxh4A.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/908/kru25i.jpg

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ethereal_reality Jan 4, 2016 5:15 PM

'mystery' location.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...905/g5m8dp.jpg
ebay

The guys by the blue Mustang(?) have noticed the photographer.
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ethereal_reality Jan 4, 2016 5:21 PM

This is a stunning photograph.

"Vine Villa by the Zanga" Los Angeles California, Dec. 1890.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/908/Dd5WNH.jpg
eBay




below: note the woman sitting in a chair holding a baby....and a young girl, and maybe a dog.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...903/p4uESB.jpg
detail



info. enlarged
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...905/JAqXpW.jpg

Has anyone heard of "Vine Villa" before? Do you think it appears on any early plat maps?

Hollywood Graham Jan 4, 2016 5:30 PM

#48
 
Looks like Charlie Chase is 48.

HossC Jan 4, 2016 5:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7287287)

'mystery' location.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...905/g5m8dp.jpg
ebay

The guys by the blue Mustang(?) have noticed the photographer.

That's the intersection of Riverside and Fletcher Drives. The photographer was most likely standing on the embankment where the streetcars used to run. Do I win the '68 Charger next to the Mustang? :)

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...e.jpg~original
Google Maps


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