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Handsome Stranger Jun 21, 2011 2:49 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5319783)

Thanks for sharing these, ethereal_reality. Of all the landmarks in Hollywood that have disappeared, I think NBC's West Coast Radio City is the one I most wish still existed. None of the buildings currently in Hollywood convey such elegance.

gsjansen Jun 21, 2011 11:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Beaudry (Post 5322741)
...................................They are, to their, credit, certainly adding new things all the time...goodness knows what they have lurking within!.........................................

yes indeed the LAPL is on an adding spree! having searched endlessly in the past with the often used, bunker hill keyword and almost always seemingly getting the same image results for years, all of a sudden this morning, resulted in a plethora of new images!

such as,

Angel Week Fashion Show at the Flight! October 21 1965

"Fashion seminars by the Broadway, part of Angel Week festivities, will feature two-piece knits for the working girl headquartered in business district of downtown Los Angeles."

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00092/00092189.jpg
Source: LAPL

"Angel's Flight fashions for Angel Week include career bound paisley printed sheer wool skimmer shift."

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00092/00092188.jpg
Source: LAPL


of course, during the other 51 weeks of the year, examples of angels flight haute couture is represented in the image below..........................

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00092/00092187.jpg
Source: LAPL

actually, the angel fashion show was part of the annual Angel Ball sponsored by St. Anne's Foundation, (which until i saw these images, i honestly had never heard of before),

this image was taken to advertise the 1962 Angel Ball

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00092/00092177.jpg
Source: LAPL



ahhhh............good times......good times


ethereal_reality Jun 22, 2011 2:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Handsome Stranger (Post 5322770)
Thanks for sharing these, ethereal_reality. Of all the landmarks in Hollywood that have disappeared, I think NBC's West Coast Radio City is the one I most wish still existed. None of the buildings currently in Hollywood convey such elegance.

I have to agree with you Handsome Stranger.

In case you missed this earlier post.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1500

If I remember correctly, gsjansen posted a wonderful photo of the mural in the enormous lobby.

ethereal_reality Jun 22, 2011 2:19 AM

High above the streets of downtown Los Angeles a little girl performs death-defying acts.


http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/7...obatla1930.jpg
lapl




http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/4...batla1930a.jpg
lapl


Both photos are circa 1930.
Notice the 'mission revival' rooftop of the Herald Examiner Building in the photograph above.


http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/3...examinerpc.png
ebay

ethereal_reality Jun 22, 2011 2:42 AM

I found this on ebay this week / A night view from city hall, circa 1928.

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/6079/noir1928.jpg
ebay


http://img857.imageshack.us/img857/1372/noir1928r.jpg
ebay

mdiederi Jun 22, 2011 5:49 AM

Marineland of the Pacific

Marineland of the Pacific was a public oceanarium and tourist attraction located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula coast in Los Angeles County, California, USA. Architect William Pereira designed the main structure.

When it opened in 1954, one year before Disneyland, Marineland of the Pacific was the world's largest oceanarium. The owners of Seaworld in San Diego bought it in 1987 and closed it six weeks later. Much of the infrastructure was left abandoned for nearly 20 years. Marineland's most visible landmark, the 414-foot (126 m) high Sky Tower, remained standing until 1995. The Marineland Restaurant continued operating through 2004 as the "Catalina Room" (where Santa Catalina Island was visible on a clear day). Several other structures remained through 2006.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...rounds_L10.jpg
Marineland of the Pacific in the 1950s.
http://www.image-archeology.com/mari...pacific_CA.htm

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...y_Tower_PC.jpg
Sky Tower
http://www.image-archeology.com/mari...pacific_CA.htm

gsjansen Jun 22, 2011 9:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5323959)

If I remember correctly, gsjansen posted a wonderful photo of the mural in the enormous lobby.

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics06/00012858.jpg
Source: LAPL

gsjansen Jun 22, 2011 3:31 PM

and once again......some more mickey............

grieving at the casket of his beloved bulldog, mickey jr. - june 28th, 1960

http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics21/00030180.jpg
Source: LAPL

mickey and mickey jr. in happier times - may 14th 1951

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics01/00010390.jpg
Source: LAPL


mickey paying last respects to johnny stompanato - april 9th, 1958

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics01/00010415.jpg
Source: LAPL

mickey and johnny in happier times walking along the west side of broadway between temple and 1st. the view is looking south on broadway, the hotel broadway which was adjacent to court flight can be seen down the block - august 7, 1941

http://www.corbisimages.com/images/U...7-12cbffb618cf
Source: Corbis Images

i know it's wrong to covet, but dayum! gotta get me some mickey wing tips!

jg6544 Jun 22, 2011 6:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mdiederi (Post 5324137)
Marineland of the Pacific

Marineland of the Pacific was a public oceanarium and tourist attraction located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula coast in Los Angeles County, California, USA. Architect William Pereira designed the main structure.

When it opened in 1954, one year before Disneyland, Marineland of the Pacific was the world's largest oceanarium. The owners of Seaworld in San Diego bought it in 1987 and closed it six weeks later. Much of the infrastructure was left abandoned for nearly 20 years. Marineland's most visible landmark, the 414-foot (126 m) high Sky Tower, remained standing until 1995. The Marineland Restaurant continued operating through 2004 as the "Catalina Room" (where Santa Catalina Island was visible on a clear day). Several other structures remained through 2006.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...rounds_L10.jpg
Marineland of the Pacific in the 1950s.
http://www.image-archeology.com/mari...pacific_CA.htm

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...y_Tower_PC.jpg
Sky Tower
http://www.image-archeology.com/mari...pacific_CA.htm


I visited it with my family in the late 50s. It's a shame it was torn down.

Fab Fifties Fan Jun 22, 2011 9:46 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5102312)
Ghost sign for the Mt. Lowe Railway.




http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/699...ailwaybill.jpg
unknown

While taking my second journey through the entire thread, I have come across many small, rather humerous details in photos that I did not pick up on intially. (aka my OCD for focusing on the minutiae)

In this photo that etheral_reality posted in December I noticed that all the posters for republican candidates are in great shape and the ones for the democrat have been defaced. Ahhh, the pleasantries of politics have always been with us! :notacrook:

Fab Fifties Fan Jun 22, 2011 9:59 PM

Remembering Marineland
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jg6544 (Post 5324793)
I visited it with my family in the late 50s. It's a shame it was torn down.

I agree! My uncle took my sister and I there in the summer of '66 and we had an incredible time. It was a very memorable day for two kids from landlocked New Mexico.

Fab Fifties Fan Jun 22, 2011 10:08 PM

More Minutiae from F3
 
[QUOTE=ethereal_reality;4815266]Three photos of Little Tokyo on Dec. 7, 1941...just after the attack.



http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/7...oykoondec7.jpg
ucla archive

YOU, in the car with the finger, RUDE!!!

Photo originally posted by e_r in 4/10

sopas ej Jun 23, 2011 12:24 AM

[QUOTE=Fab Fifties Fan;5325093]
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 4815266)
Three photos of Little Tokyo on Dec. 7, 1941...just after the attack.



http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/7...oykoondec7.jpg
ucla archive

YOU, in the car with the finger, RUDE!!!

Photo originally posted by e_r in 4/10

Hm, I didn't notice that before; I'm gonna put this pic on my facebook wall.

Another hmm... maybe the driver was signaling a right-hand turn with his arm? Turn signals were only just patented in 1938, after all; naah, he was flipping the bird.

gsjansen Jun 23, 2011 8:17 PM

for quite awile i've looked at this photograph from time to time. it finally registered within me what it was that i am looking at.

this is taken in 1948 looking south at the begining of the construction of the 101 hollywood/harbor freeway interchange.

on the far right of the photograph is the rochester facing temple, and on the left are the homes on the east side of court circle about to be demolished to make way for the harbor freeway.

if you look closely you can see the outline of court circle curving in the center of the photograph

http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics17/00008293.jpg
Source: LAPL

1970 aerial looking south east across the interchange.

the north side of court circle still exists, rochester house is visible on figueroa just west of the harbor freeway

http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics17/00008249.jpg
Source: LAPL

a 1963 aerial of the interchange

http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics28/00033985.jpg
Source: LAPL

Fab Fifties Fan Jun 23, 2011 9:42 PM

Not noirish but fun
 
Fun pictures I found on another thread

Women auditioning at the Biltmore Hotel for Billy Rose's Aquacade featured at the 1940 Golden Gate International Exposition
http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/449...0325812aj1.jpg
Pat Hall, "Miss 7-Cent Cup of Coffee, 1950," serving William E. Kinman coffee while wearing a bikini, Los Angeles, Calif., 1950
http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/2...0328392aj1.jpg
The most important thing to me is that after two weeks I think I finally figured out how to upload pictures! That's me, baby steps...:doh:

but then again, maybe not SIGH

Pictures courtesy H.A.M.B. Forums

Now I got it!!! Flickr bad, Imageshack good

sopas ej Jun 23, 2011 11:38 PM

:previous:
You almost have it, Fab Fifties Fan, just make sure that on the closing tag, you have a slash. Example:

[img]website[/img]

Also, the website has to end in the file extension of the image, like .jpg, .gif, etc.--I think.

Fab Fifties Fan Jun 24, 2011 2:32 PM

Links
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sopas ej (Post 5326682)
:previous:
You almost have it, Fab Fifties Fan, just make sure that on the closing tag, you have a slash. Example:

[img]website[/img]

Also, the website has to end in the file extension of the image, like .jpg, .gif, etc.--I think.

Thanks sopas_ej! I have tried evry way that I can think of but to no avail. I will have my 13 year old twin grandsons help me, they will have it mastered in seconds!!! :shrug:

gsjansen Jun 24, 2011 4:35 PM

:previous:

in order to post photos, they must be 1st uploaded to a photo sharing site such as flickr.

once the photos are there you right click on the photograph and select the copy image location tab

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3133/...18b8185e_z.jpg

once you have done that, to insert the photograph into a forum post, you select the button that looks like a mountain range agasint a yellow background with a grey sun

(i have highlighted the button with my nifty little purple crayon that i borrowed from harold)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5108/...4841b63a_z.jpg

that will bring up a dialog box that looks like this

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5039/...d377edb0_b.jpg

paste the image location form step one into the box, click ok.............................


and ...................viola! photo is now in post!

Fab Fifties Fan Jun 24, 2011 6:14 PM

Photo debacle solved
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by gsjansen (Post 5327377)
:previous:

in order to post photos, they must be 1st uploaded to a photo sharing site such as flickr.

once the photos are there you right click on the photograph and select the copy image location tab

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3133/...18b8185e_z.jpg

once you have done that, to insert the photograph into a forum post, you select the button that looks like a mountain range agasint a yellow background with a grey sun

(i have highlighted the button with my nifty little purple crayon that i borrowed from harold)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5108/...4841b63a_z.jpg

that will bring up a dialog box that looks like this

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5039/...d377edb0_b.jpg

paste the image location form step one into the box, click ok.............................


and ...................viola! photo is now in post!

Thank you for your help gsjansen!!! It turns out that it was caused by a new security setting in Flickr, where my photos were stored. I moved them to Imageshack and they uploaded perfectly to the thread!:banana:

Fab Fifties Fan Jun 24, 2011 9:02 PM

And now some noir...
 
Snowden House at 5121 Franklin Ave. in Los Feliz. Originally designed and built by Lloyd Wright (son of Frank Lloyd Wright) for John Snowden in 1926. Nicknamed by residents of Los Feliz as "The Jaws House", this architectural marvel has seen its share of noir.

http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/8...nhouse1940.jpg
Snowden House 1940's

In both his books "Black Dahlia Avenger" and "Most Evil", author Steve Hodel a retired LAPD Detective, maintains that his father Dr. George Hodel tortured, killed and dissected Elizabeth Short in this house. Dr. Hodel owned the house from 1945-51.

http://img860.imageshack.us/img860/579/hodelshort.jpg
Dr. George Hodel 1950 - Elizabeth Short 1946

In "Most Evil", Steve Hodel also draws startling connections between his father and many other unsolved murders of women in 1940's Los Angeles. It's quite the read!

http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/9...owdentoday.jpg
Snowden House 2010

All images courtesy www.stevehodel.com


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