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HossC Jul 28, 2017 7:00 PM

I've decided to take a break from the Julius Shulman posts for a while. This is for a number of reasons:

1) There are less Los Angeles sets coming up, and the locations are getting harder to find.
2) The current sets all seem to be quite large, and take more time to sort through.
3) Now I'm nearing the end of the search results, the order is getting jumbled up, so I'm seeing some sets twice, which means I must be missing others.
4) The more images I post, the more I'll have to move when I migrate from Photobucket.
5) I've posted a new set every day this year since January 9th, and I need a rest!

I'll still be contributing to the thread on other topics, and will return to Mr Shulman's work in the near future, but probably not on a daily basis.

With that in mind, it seemed appropriate to end this run with a photoset of Julius Shulman's most common subject matter - a house in Beverly Hills. This is "Job 3700: Donald Polsky, Polsky House (Beverly Hills, Calif.), 1964". I've picked a selection.

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

The rear of the house.

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

I just chose one of the color images. I think this is looking from the back of the house towards the road.

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

The kitchen.

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

I'm guessing that this shot shows part of the bedroom.

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

All from Getty Research Institute

Donald Polsky worked for Richard Neutra before starting his own firm. I think that this is the house is at 9350 Hazen Drive, Beverly Hills. It's really difficult to see what's behind the trees, and the whole garage part is new, but the wall at the bottom of the steps looks the same.

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

oldstuff Jul 28, 2017 7:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7876968)
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.

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disclosure: I was a member of Sigma Chi.

Karl L. Davis (USC class of 1925) he was in the college of law according to the "El Rodeo" yearbook of 1924. That yearbook also has a picture of the vine covered house from the left side so you can see down the side. It lists the "lodge" as being at 504 W. 31st Street at that time, now taken over by modern campus buildings.

CityBoyDoug Jul 28, 2017 7:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7878693)
I've decided to take a break from the Julius Shulman posts for a while.

The kitchen.

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

Great series Hoss.....most appreciated.

I note the canisters on the counter.....those were very common in the previous century.....everyone had them, not so much in 2017.

The Jalousie windows are now very dated....most have been replaced by different windows. There is a lot of concern about security with the Jalousies.....very easy break-in hazard.

Overall the house is still ultra modern looking.

sopas ej Jul 28, 2017 8:14 PM

:previous:

What was up with the cottage cheese ceilings during that era? What supposed purpose did they serve? Or was it just a look?

oldstuff Jul 28, 2017 8:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sopas ej (Post 7878775)
:previous:

What was up with the cottage cheese ceilings during that era? What supposed purpose did they serve? Or was it just a look?

They were supposed to be "Accoustic" and therefore less echo-y. Or at least that was the theory. Also, they were less labor intensive than the square tiles with the little holes in them that most of us had on the ceilings in our elementary schools.

CityBoyDoug Jul 28, 2017 9:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oldstuff (Post 7878796)
They were supposed to be "Accoustic" and therefore less echo-y. Or at least that was the theory. Also, they were less labor intensive than the square tiles with the little holes in them that most of us had on the ceilings in our elementary schools.

That sprayed-on style was all the rage in those days. Cheaper than a nice flat plastered ceiling [labor intensive].....anything to save money

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4313/...38a966_o_d.jpg
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4313/...38a966_o_d.jpg

ethereal_reality Jul 29, 2017 2:26 AM

i happened upon this 1940s matchbook earlier this afternoon on ebay.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...924/f3apA9.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...924/J7jKsv.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINC-MAUR-29...oAAOSwIbdZb6YS


There doesn't appear to be much online about 'Vinc Maur'.

I found one reference:

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...924/CF4AuV.jpg
https://books.google.com/books?id=q6...20maur&f=false

from this book
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...923/1ItWhA.jpg






The Vinc Maur is now the 901 Bar.

(the #901 references the cross street, W. 29th) -you can see 2902 Figueroa on the building.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/uePW5u.jpg
gsv

The 901 was established in 1947!!!

http://www.901bar.com/history.php

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ethereal_reality Jul 29, 2017 3:07 AM

Have we seen this hospice on NLA? (I searched the thread...nada)


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/A0RkuR.jpg
ebay





and today.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/4be2qJ.jpg
gsv

The building appears to be in fine shape. (today it's student housing)



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...924/8wQw49.jpg
http://wmltblog.org/2011/10/walther-league/




below: excerpt from the 27th Walther League Convention in Orange, Calif. [1912]

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...924/PpNAOD.jpg
https://books.google.com/books?id=N6...0league&f=true


Lutheran Walther League Hospice, 1210 W. 28th St., Los Angeles, Calif. ( for search purposes)

ethereal_reality Jul 29, 2017 3:31 AM

I recently found this interesting snapshot from 1928 in an old file of ebay finds. I don't believe I ever posted it.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/CDaNoE.jpg



It was among this set of photographs.
http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=31953

ethereal_reality Jul 29, 2017 4:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oldstuff (Post 7878733)
Karl L. Davis (USC class of 1925) he was in the college of law according to the "El Rodeo" yearbook of 1924.
That yearbook also has a picture of the vine covered house from the left side so you can see down the side.
It lists the "lodge" as being at 504 W. 31st Street at that time, now taken over by modern campus buildings.

Thanks oldstuff.



Here's the pic.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/GIc4CJ.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co.../id/4474/rec/9

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/320...923/MwSTu2.jpg

Otis Criblecoblis Jul 29, 2017 4:30 AM

HossC, thank you very much for all the Shulman posts. I have followed them eagerly, and found them fascinating.

ethereal_reality Jul 29, 2017 4:46 AM

I agree with Otis. :)

The Shulman photographs were a wonderful addition to NLA . Thanks so much for your hard work Hoss.

JeffDiego Jul 29, 2017 5:48 AM

Bungalow 13
 
There is a "forgotten" 1948 Film Noir called "Bungalow 13" which deserves mention here at NLA because of its storyline: "Private investigator Christopher Adams chases a precious antique jade lion through the Mexican cafes, auto courts, and the seamy side of Los Angeles."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/3xY01k.jpg
"Bungalow 13" (1948)
http://www.moviemem.com/images/pictu...GALOW131SH.jpg


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/3J7Ioj.jpg
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....wMw@@._V1_.jpg


I've not seen the film, there is not a single customer review of it at The Internet Movie Data Base, nor do there seem to be DVD copies available online.

The movie was one of three pictures directed by Edward L. Cahn that starred Tom Conway, distinguished RKO leading man of 1940's B pictures, particularly "The Falcon" series, and some of Val Lewton's horror classics. (By the early 1960's, Conway was a dissipated-looking alcoholic, estranged from his brother, actor George Sanders - who later committed suicide - and when Conway died in 1967 at age 62, he had been living in a two-dollar a day flophouse at Venice Beach, when the area was truly a "slum by the sea")

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/rQyFKd.jpg
Tom Conway in RKO's "Cat People" (1942)
http://classicmoviechat.com/wp-conte...985978_ori.jpg

The second-lead of "Bungalow 13" was Richard Cromwell, whose career high-point had been in 1934 when he starred alongside Gary Cooper in "Lives of a Bengal Lancer." It has been rumored that Cromwell, who was gay, and Cooper had a short affair. (The two "bachelors" can be seen sharing a table in the technicolor short "Star Night at the Cocoanut Grove" on youtube at 3:22. Memorable line from the short film: "Hollywood...that great throbbing maelstrom").
Cromwell later had a brief, unhappy marriage in 1945-46 with the much-younger Angela Lansbury, although the two remained friends. "Bungalow 13" was Cromwell's last film and in the 1950's he became a noted decorative ceramacist. He too was an alcoholic, but got sober and was active in AA. He had a home on swanky North Miller Drive above the Sunset Strip, and died in 1963 at age 50.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/eSYzuO.jpg
Richard Cromwell, (born LeRoy Radabaugh) early 1930's
http://68.media.tumblr.com/a93593b75...7nfo1_1280.jpg


"Bungalow 13's" camp factor was enhanced by Margaret Hamilton, the wicked witch in "The Wizard of Oz," playing nosy neighbor "Theresa Appleby." Conway's love-interest was a minor actress named Marjorie Hoshelle, wife of hunky 50's dreamboat Jeff Chandler until they divorced in 1954. (Chandler died from botched surgery in 1961 and unusual details about his private life were revealed by his lover Esther Williams in her controversial autobiography).

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/yROh6D.jpg
Marjorie Hoshelle with husband Jeff Chandler & 3D glasses, 1950's
http://www.famousfix.com/post/jeff-c...helle-10148846

"Bungalow 13" was filmed at the new Nassour Studio, built in 1946 by handsome Lebanese-American Edward Nassour at 5746 Sunset Blvd. near Van Ness. The studio became a center for independent film and TV production throughout the 1950's. One of its popular TV series was "Sheenah, Queen of the Jungle," starring blonde glamour girl Irish McCalla. Nassour married a radio and B-movie actress named Sharon Douglas, know to poverty-row afficianados for her part in PRC's 1945 "Fog Island" - about a group of people stranded in a sinister mansion - which sounds fun but is an example of how even superior actors like Lionel Atwill and George Zucco can't overcome wooden dialogue and dreadful direction.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/dySHyy.jpg
Nassour Studio, Sunset Blvd. Hollywood circa 1946/47
(note sign indicating B-movie co. Pine-Thomas Productions)
http://www.movielocationsplus.com/nassour3.jpg


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/fh3jBy.jpg
Edward Nassour with Irish McCalla
http://terrororstralis.com/sheena/ir...n/mexico40.jpg


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/WQiSSA.jpg
Sharon Douglas (born Rhoda-Nelle Rader) in PRC's "Fog Island" (1945)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/d...s7m49sjd5A.jpg

Nassour committed suicide in 1962 at his family's Sherman Oaks home by stabbing himself in the chest with a knife. His impressive studio was remodeled and became Metromedia Square, home of KTLA television and later headquarters of the Norman Lear TV empire. The building was eventually demolished and the site is now occupied by the Helen Bernstein High School.

CityBoyDoug Jul 29, 2017 1:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JeffDiego (Post 7879254)
There is a "forgotten" 1948 Film Noir called "Bungalow 13" which deserves mention here at NLA because of its storyline: "Private investigator Christopher Adams chases a precious antique jade lion through the Mexican cafes, auto courts, and the seamy side of Los Angeles."


The second-lead of "Bungalow 13" was Richard Cromwell, whose career high-point had been in 1934 when he starred alongside Gary Cooper in "Lives of a Bengal Lancer." It has been rumored that Cromwell, who was gay, and Cooper had a short affair. (The two "bachelors" can be seen sharing a table in the technicolor short "Star Night at the Cocoanut Grove" on youtube at 3:22. Memorable line from the short film: "Hollywood...that great throbbing maelstrom").
Cromwell later had a brief, unhappy marriage in 1945-46 with the much-younger Angela Lansbury, although the two remained friends. "Bungalow 13" was Cromwell's last film and in the 1950's he became a noted decorative ceramacist. He too was an alcoholic, but got sober and was active in AA. He had a home on swanky North Miller Drive above the Sunset Strip, and died in 1963 at age 50.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/eSYzuO.jpg
Richard Cromwell, (born LeRoy Radabaugh) early 1930's


Bi-sexual billionaire Howard Hughes also had an affair with Cromwell. You can read about here: https://books.google.com/books?id=zS...hughes&f=false

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4305/...e44abb_o_d.jpghttps://www.flickr.com/photos/isle_o...in/dateposted/

Howard Hughes had affairs with at least a dozen male movie actors.....including Cary Grant.

Martin Pal Jul 29, 2017 8:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7879212)
I agree with Otis. :)

The Shulman photographs are a wonderful addition to NLA . Thanks so much for your hard work Hoss.

Absolutely concur, thanks HossC!

Martin Pal Jul 29, 2017 8:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JeffDiego (Post 7879254)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/dySHyy.jpg
Nassour Studio, Sunset Blvd. Hollywood circa 1946/47
(note sign indicating B-movie co. Pine-Thomas Productions)
http://www.movielocationsplus.com/nassour3.jpg

Thanks for that interesting post JeffDiego. I'd like to see that Bungalow 13 film!

As for the Nassour Studios, because of the photobucket debacle, I curiously went back to the post I did about that location and,
for want of a better solution at the moment, I'd hot-linked the photos to the post from the source links.

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=24803

MichaelRyerson Jul 30, 2017 2:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7878872)
That sprayed-on style was all the rage in those days. Cheaper than a nice flat plastered ceiling [labor intensive].....anything to save money.

Typically, they were sprayed on to a nice flat plastered ceiling. If one wanted, it was easy enough, although kinda dirty and time consuming, to scrape the cottage cheese off and, voila', nice flat plastered ceiling. Later they were sprayed on to sheetrock. They were thought to be sound dampening and somewhat fire retardant.

MichaelRyerson Jul 30, 2017 2:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7879165)
I recently found this interesting snapshot from 1928 in an old file of ebay finds. I don't believe I ever posted it.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/CDaNoE.jpg



It was among this set of photographs.
http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=31953

Nice shot. We're looking SW at the north portal of the Hill Street tunnels (although we can only see the west side streetcar tunnel) 215 N Hill Street, immortalized as Steve Thompson's house in Criss Cross is hard to see in the deep shadow of those trees but it's there. The two little twin structures out closer to the street survived although the white paint did not.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/630/2...9fda606b_b.jpgSteve exits the Hollywood car, Criss-Cross, 1949

Steve Thompson (Burt Lancaster) steps off the Hollywood car at the north portico of the Hill Street tunnel (at Temple Street) returning home to 215 N. Broadway (the white house above Steve's streetcar) setting in motion the inevitable noir descent into Criss Cross (1949). super screen cap.

By the way, there is a grievous production error visible in this shot. See it?

waterandpower.org

CityBoyDoug Jul 30, 2017 3:45 PM

Los Angeles B girls ...1948

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4327/...742f4f_o_d.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/isle_o...in/dateposted/

Martin Pal Jul 30, 2017 5:20 PM

^^^

And I wouldn't call this an error for the film, per se, but in reality a bus bench wouldn't have been in the middle of the road there.


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