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CityBoyDoug Jul 25, 2017 6:53 PM

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HossC Jul 25, 2017 7:00 PM

Something a little different from Julius Shulman today. This is "Job 5232: Robert Fairburn, Brashears Center (Fullerton, Calif.), 1975". The color images I've omitted just show other angles. There are also some black & white ones showing a gym and sports area.

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

Here's a better view of the two main buildings.

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

There's no indication which building contains this stairwell.

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

I think I'll take this office!

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

All from Getty Research Institute

Here's a little background information from Fullerton: The Boom Years by Sylvia Palmer Mudrick, Debora Richey & Cathy Thomas. For search purposes, the Brashears Center is on the Y intersection of Harbor and Brea Boulevards.

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

I've gone for an aerial "now" view.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...6.jpg~original
Google Maps

Flyingwedge Jul 25, 2017 9:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by マイルズ (Post 7874938)
Hey guys,

I'm not sure if it has been mentioned before, but UCSB released an amazing tool for aerial photography. There are hundreds (thousands?) of images of Los Angeles from 1927 onwards. Check it out!

http://mil.library.ucsb.edu/ap_indexes/FrameFinder/

Hey, thanks for the heads-up! Most of the photos -- even the older ones -- seem nice and clear.

HossC Jul 25, 2017 9:45 PM

:previous:

Yeah, thanks for the link. I'm just starting to look through the images, and they're huge! It's amazing to see clear aerial views which were taken only six years after the last Baist map, and 21 years before the earliest ones at Historic Aerials.

Here's a detail of Flight ID: C_113, Frame: 268 showing City Hall under construction on August 1, 1927.

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

ProphetM Jul 26, 2017 2:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by マイルズ (Post 7874938)
Hey guys,

I'm not sure if it has been mentioned before, but UCSB released an amazing tool for aerial photography. There are hundreds (thousands?) of images of Los Angeles from 1927 onwards. Check it out!

http://mil.library.ucsb.edu/ap_indexes/FrameFinder/

Another hearty thanks, this is wonderful!!

Mstimc Jul 26, 2017 4:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7875374)
Something a little different from Julius Shulman today. This is "Job 5232: Robert Fairburn, Brashears Center (Fullerton, Calif.), 1975". The color images I've omitted just show other angles. There are also some black & white ones showing a gym and sports area.


Here's a little background information from Fullerton: The Boom Years by Sylvia Palmer Mudrick, Debora Richey & Cathy Thomas. For search purposes, the Brashears Center is on the Y intersection of Harbor and Brea Boulevards.

I've gone for an aerial "now" view.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...6.jpg~original
Google Maps

I've lived/worked in Fullerton all my life and I've never been in either building. :( Back in the day there was a Red Onion roughly where the Farmer Boys is and the AAA was a Velvet Turtle. The Red Onion attracted the under 30 crowd on weekends--the Velvet Turtle not so much. Sylvia Palmer Mudrick is the retired PIO for the City of Fullerton and a friend of mine.

:

sadykadie2 Jul 26, 2017 6:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7874598)
re: floral room for the "Carnival of Flowers" [1893]


Thanks for giving it your best shot odinthor.


OK, I see it now FW....the glass lamp is creating the center of the 'C'. (it took me a bit)
___

It was great seeing the Shulman photos of the Seaview Motor Hotel Hoss.


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/mRtjoG.jpgdetail

I think Biff up in J-7 is trying to organize a party.




The nice looking blonde at the bottom reminds me of Joi Lansing



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...922/Z5LupL.jpg
for some reason


;)

I think her bra alone could be classified as an architectural wonder :P

JeffDiego Jul 26, 2017 7:28 AM

The death of Vera West
 
In 1947, that extraordinary year for lurid headlines - "Black Dahlia Sex Fiend Killer," "Flying Disc Crash at Roswell, New Mexico" etc. - another odd story that remains a mystery to this day was the puzzling death of Vera West, head fashion designer at Universal Pictures from about 1935 to 1947. If you've seen a Universal Picture from those days - Abbott and Costello, Maria Montez, Lon Chaney Jr. and Evelyn Ankers, Deanna Durbin or Sherlock Holmes, even Hitchcock classics - the credits invariably say "Gowns by Vera West."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/rZgCVM.jpg
Vera West, head of Universal Pictures fashion, 1940's.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6k_88keKMR...4516995206.jpg

Vera walked away from Universal in 1947 and it is not clear why - perhaps it was related to some turmoil involving new management during the mid 40's when the studio became Universal-International Pictures. Vera left and designed a Spring collection for a tony fashion salon at the Beverly-Wilshire Hotel. In the middle of the night on June 29, 1947, she was found drowned in her swimming pool, clad in a nightgown, by a Life photographer who was renting a guest house on the property at 5119 Bluebell Avenue in North Hollywood (near Coldwater Canyon and Magnolia). Can't imagine a more difficult or unpleasant way to commit suicide than to drown yourself in a swimming pool, and West's estranged husband claimed she "hated the water," didn't know how to swim, and wouldn't go near the pool unless he was sitting nearby. It was all very strange. There were two hastily scribbled suicide notes in the house, both addressed to "Jack Chandler," although her husband's name was Jacques "Jack" C. West. The notes referred to a fortune teller who had told her that death was the only escape from a blackmailer who had dogged her for decades. Her husband, who used aliases during his life, assured police that there was no blackmailer; it was all a figment of Vera's troubled imagination.


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/VtCQMS.jpg
1947 newspaper article about Vera's death
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/12...86947002113703

Jacques West said that he and Vera had a violent quarrel the day of her death, that she was having health problems (including heavy drinking) and was planning to visit a divorce lawyer. He said he drove towards Santa Barbara after their fight, decided instead to stop along the highway and sleep in his car, then turned around in the morning and returned to Los Angeles, checking into a hotel in Beverly Hills where he read about his wife's death in a newspaper. Some friends of Vera's, such as 20th Century Fox fashion designer Yvonne Wood suspected murder, but had no proof or evidence, and the case was quickly closed. It does seem like one of those TV police procedurals where the cops do little follow-up, then slap a suicide verdict on the death certificate so they can move on.

Shortly after Vera's death, her husband had the beautiful William Mellenthin -designed ranch-style house with its pool and grounds bulldozed. He sold the land and "disappeared." Today, three large, generic 1970's/80's houses occupy the site.

Postscript: Don't find reference to builder and contractor William Mellenthin here at NLA, but he was a key figure during the Noir Era L.A. housing boom, building over 3,000 homes, mostly in the San Fernando Valley, from the 1930's through the 1950's.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/03h4ze.jpg
William Mellenthin Homes Sales Office, 1930's
https://paradiseleased.files.wordpre...llenthin-1.jpg

From about 1934 to 1939, he built hundreds of attractive homes in a kind of 1930's "California Traditional" Ranch-House style, often with Colonial and Regency touches, especially around North Hollywood and Studio City. Similar houses are commonplace in West Los Angeles and the Brentwood flats (although I don't know the builder or builders of those). Larger Mellenthin houses might have Monterey elements. A number of Hollywood personalities such as radio and movie singer Kenny Baker and actress Gertrude Michael owned Mellenthin houses in the Valley. Mellenthin frequently used an architect named Leo F. Bachman during this period.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/6GEHlp.jpg
Typical Mellenthin House, North Hollywood, 1934
https://paradiseleased.files.wordpre...4/hunter-1.jpg

Today, Mellenthin is primarily known as the originator - in the Valley during the 50's - of the "Birdhouse" classic suburban Southern California ranch house, which was replicated by the thousands from Glendora to Downey to Orange County. Often with birdhouses, dovecotes, or cupolas atop the roof, diamond-paned picture windows, red brick fireplaces and pine-paneled kitchens, they epitomize the family-oriented suburban Los Angeles look of the 1950's, and are still prized by many househunters. The great difference today is that their ubiquitous cedar-shake roof shingles have long been outlawed in favor of less-attractive but safer composition shingles.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/lQSzeF.jpg
Mellenthin-designed 1950's "Birdhouse" Ranch House
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...urb-appeal.jpg

Here is an interesting overview of The William Mellenthin story entitled "Before The Birdhouse - Some Early Mellenthin Houses" from a website called "Paradise Leased;'
https://paradiseleased.wordpress.com...lenthin-homes/

Tikiman Jul 26, 2017 8:18 AM

All Photobucket content has been removed from NLA

GaylordWilshire Jul 26, 2017 10:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sadykadie2 (Post 7875945)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...922/Z5LupL.jpgI think her bra alone could be classified as an architectural wonder :P



https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/JD...A=w393-h548-no


A little history:

http://sweatergirlsociety.yolasite.c...bullet-bra.php

HossC Jul 26, 2017 1:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mstimc (Post 7875880)

I've lived/worked in Fullerton all my life and I've never been in either building. :( Back in the day there was a Red Onion roughly where the Farmer Boys is and the AAA was a Velvet Turtle. The Red Onion attracted the under 30 crowd on weekends--the Velvet Turtle not so much. Sylvia Palmer Mudrick is the retired PIO for the City of Fullerton and a friend of mine.

Thanks for sharing your memories, Tim. Here's the Red Onion in one of the images I left out.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...7.jpg~original
Getty Research Institute

Tourmaline Jul 26, 2017 4:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mstimc (Post 7875880)
I've lived/worked in Fullerton all my life and I've never been in either building. :( Back in the day there was a Red Onion roughly where the Farmer Boys is and the AAA was a Velvet Turtle. The Red Onion attracted the under 30 crowd on weekends--the Velvet Turtle not so much. Sylvia Palmer Mudrick is the retired PIO for the City of Fullerton and a friend of mine.

:


http://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3137/25...06df74738b.jpghttp://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3137/25...06df74738b.jpg


http://www.bing.com/cr?IG=6B5D8FBE23...p=DevEx,5212.1http://www.bing.com/cr?IG=6B5D8FBE23...p=DevEx,5212.1


http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics30/00064522.jpghttp://jpg3.lapl.org/pics30/00064522.jpg

HossC Jul 26, 2017 7:00 PM

It's a mid-century industrial building from Julius Shulman today. This is "Job 608: Matcham and Heitschmidt, Vitaminerals, Plant, 1949". There are 18 images in the set, with the others showing more interior views and construction of a building at the rear. The link's at the bottom for anyone who wants to see the rest.

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

Here's a look at the offices.

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

All the female workers seem to be dressed like nurses.

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

This looks like an outdoor dining area.

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

And I assume that this is the boss.

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

All from Getty Research Institute

I found the building still standing at 1815 Flower Street, Glendale, and it still belongs to Vitaminerals (although I can't see any tables with umbrellas).

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...6.jpg~original
GSV

GaylordWilshire Jul 26, 2017 7:17 PM

:previous:


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/vB...g=w300-h348-no

sopas ej Jul 26, 2017 7:58 PM

:previous:

Do you pop out at parties? Are you unpoopular? Well are you?

:P

I'll admit, I've popped out at a few parties.

odinthor Jul 26, 2017 10:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7876463)

And let us join Lucy in congratulating GaylordWilshire for passing the 3,000 NLA posts mark! :tup: --joining the few, the proud . . .

ethereal_reality Jul 27, 2017 1:35 AM

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/e4klgL.jpg
ebay

I would never have guessed this was Venice California.. if it wasn't written on the photograph.

Mohave Desert, maybe.....Venice, no.

..what are the white jugs with spouts.....all water?....oil?

Mstimc Jul 27, 2017 2:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7876034)
Thanks for sharing your memories, Tim. Here's the Red Onion in one of the images I left out.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...7.jpg~original
Getty Research Institute

Thanks guys! These posts bring back some great memories. Being a college kid and trying to pick up girls at the Red Onion on Saturday night then dinner with my parents at the Velvet Turtle on Sunday!:rolleyes:

ethereal_reality Jul 27, 2017 2:34 AM

Here's a look at the USC chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity in 1921.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/Q42c73.jpg
ebay



here's what's written on the back.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...923/d9htL2.jpg




below: Sigma Chi house today. :(

907 W. 28th St
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/as0a8o.jpg


I'm still looking for the address of the ivy covered house in the 1921 photograph.

__


disclosure: I was a member of Sigma Chi.

Flyingwedge Jul 27, 2017 5:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JeffDiego (Post 7875956)
In 1947, that extraordinary year for lurid headlines - "Black Dahlia Sex Fiend Killer," "Flying Disc Crash at Roswell, New Mexico" etc. - another odd story that remains a mystery to this day was the puzzling death of Vera West, head fashion designer at Universal Pictures from about 1935 to 1947. If you've seen a Universal Picture from those days - Abbott and Costello, Maria Montez, Lon Chaney Jr. and Evelyn Ankers, Deanna Durbin or Sherlock Holmes, even Hitchcock classics - the credits invariably say "Gowns by Vera West."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/rZgCVM.jpg
Vera West, head of Universal Pictures fashion, 1940's.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6k_88keKMR...4516995206.jpg

Vera walked away from Universal in 1947 and it is not clear why - perhaps it was related to some turmoil involving new management during the mid 40's when the studio became Universal-International Pictures. Vera left and designed a Spring collection for a tony fashion salon at the Beverly-Wilshire Hotel. In the middle of the night on June 29, 1947, she was found drowned in her swimming pool, clad in a nightgown, by a Life photographer who was renting a guest house on the property at 5119 Bluebell Avenue in North Hollywood (near Coldwater Canyon and Magnolia). Can't imagine a more difficult or unpleasant way to commit suicide than to drown yourself in a swimming pool, and West's estranged husband claimed she "hated the water," didn't know how to swim, and wouldn't go near the pool unless he was sitting nearby. It was all very strange. There were two hastily scribbled suicide notes in the house, both addressed to "Jack Chandler," although her husband's name was Jacques "Jack" C. West. The notes referred to a fortune teller who had told her that death was the only escape from a blackmailer who had dogged her for decades. Her husband, who used aliases during his life, assured police that there was no blackmailer; it was all a figment of Vera's troubled imagination.

Thanks, Jeff, that was very interesting!

I wonder how many other celebrities/public figures drowned in Los Angeles-area swimming pools?
These are all I can think of:

Lou Costello, Jr., 1943 (Son of comedian)
James Whale, 1957 (Director)
Shirley Hardman, 1973 (Roller Derby)
Joe Flynn, 1974 (Comedian)
Rodney King, 2012 (Beaten by LAPD)


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