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CityBoyDoug Feb 7, 2018 2:00 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8075857)
:previous: Is this you ice skating CBD? ;)

I could do pairs skating and a few beginner's tricks but not with the skill this pro guy has. Can you? :previous:

The famous Zamboni Ice machine is made just a few blocks from my house.

ethereal_reality Feb 7, 2018 3:41 AM

No CBD. I only ice skated once and I was terrible.



I happened upon this strange and intriguing photograph while snooping around on calisphere.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/SLshK3.jpg
calisphere / rancho cucamonga library

"Photograph of a group of woman in white gowns on a slope. If you know any details from this image
please contact the Rancho Cucamonga Public Library at (909) 477-2720 or reference@cityofrc.us
"

Anyone care to wager a guess: social sorority?....secret society?....religious cult? :shrug:

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Mstimc Feb 7, 2018 3:59 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8075984)
I happened upon this strange and intriguing photograph while snooping around on calisphere.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/SLshK3.jpg
calisphere / rancho cucamonga library

"Photograph of a group of woman in white gowns on a slope. If you know any details from this image
please contact the Rancho Cucamonga Public Library at (909) 477-2720 or reference@cityofrc.us
"

Anyone care to wager a guess: social sorority?....secret society?....religious cult?

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They aint Dominicans, I can tell you that!

Mstimc Feb 7, 2018 4:05 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8074684)
:previous: I appreciate your help Mstimc. -quite interesting.
(it took me a second to figure out how a nun could be a sister-in-law. lol) duh

Believe me, sometimes she wonders, too...

Quote:

Originally Posted by JimCraig (Post 8075542)
The Dominicans would be proud to see how much you retained of what they taught you.

Thanks! And we're not even Catholic anymore (at least not Roman Catholic). We've been Anglican since 2004. Sister Patrica Ann is spinning in her grave, no doubt...

BillinGlendaleCA Feb 7, 2018 5:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Otis Criblecoblis (Post 8074805)
As a Trojan, I'd like to mount a defense here. . . but I sadly cannot, because you are right. It is disgusting how ravenously acquistitonal my alma mater has become.

As a Bruin, I couldn't agree more:).

We folk from Westwood generally refer to the stadium as "The Mausoleum".

ethereal_reality Feb 7, 2018 6:43 AM

'mystery' milk bottle in Topanga Canyon.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/zOsjp0.jpg
san fernando valley history Photographer: A. Les Haines

"This water tank built by T. W. (Bill) Kneen in the shape of a milk bottle. It was built in the 1930's out of masonry.
Located at Red Rock Road, Old Topanga Canyon."

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This is, no doubt, the same Bill Kneen that owned Kneen's Kamp (which I thought we had covered / but I can't locate the posts)

here's a look at that property.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/0BL8wo.jpg
topanga digital history

"Main house of Kneen's Kamp in Topanga built by T.W. Kneen." [circa 1920]


Below: "Cabins stud the hillside at Kneen's Kamp with T.W.'s daughter, Katherine Kneen, standing in the photograph." [dated 1920]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/k3ZTjl.jpg
topanga digital history


Information on the cabins and means of transportation.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/qx4ZQu.jpg
san fernando valley history digital archive [no date]

The actual address is 772 N. Topanga Boulevard.


The main house is still standing. (although I wasn't able to spot any of the cabins because of the trees) -obviously the tent-cabins are long gone.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/5s4FMc.jpg
GSV



Did you notice the unique shape of the pillars?

before/after
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/hrdTpH.jpghttps://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/2KiuuT.jpghmm..the one on the right looks thinner.
details

:previous: One or more of the pillars have been covered up by the addition. (hopefully they're still intact inside)

All that said and done; Kneen's 'milk bottle' was located somewhere on Red Rock Road which is quite some distance from the former Keene's Kamp.

So after all that; I'm still not sure where on Red Rock Road Kneen's 'milk bottle' was located. :shrug:
I'd like to think some of it's crumbled remains might still be up on red rock road.
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Folks, I just reread my post, and had an extreme case of deja-vu....I think I might have already posted about this.

Oh well, it was fun way to spend a snowy night.
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as a friendly reminder:
We discovered a different giant milk bottle a few years back. You can view it HERE

CaliNative Feb 7, 2018 7:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8075984)
No CBD. I only ice skated once and I was terrible.



I happened upon this strange and intriguing photograph while snooping around on calisphere.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/SLshK3.jpg
calisphere / rancho cucamonga library

"Photograph of a group of woman in white gowns on a slope. If you know any details from this image
please contact the Rancho Cucamonga Public Library at (909) 477-2720 or reference@cityofrc.us
"

Anyone care to wager a guess: social sorority?....secret society?....religious cult? :shrug:

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Not sure :shrug: , but could it be daughters and/or wives of KKK members??? The racist group was big & powerful in the '20s, even outside of the south. Indiana was controlled by the klan for a time.

CaliNative Feb 7, 2018 8:48 AM

[QUOTE=ethereal_reality;8074735]and who can forget Andrew Stevens' real life mom.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/2jTwxF.jpg
retrogirl


Stella was good as Miss Purdy in the original "Nutty Professor" (1963), and so was Jerry. Jerry's best film in my opinion. Not sure if the "Buddy Love" character was based on Dean Martin, Mr. Hyde or was the real way Jerry Lewis was in real life. Buddy Love had confidence. The buck-toothed coke bottle-glassed super nerdy Professor Kelp was the inspiration for the cartoon Professor in "Futurama". Eddie Murphy remake was good, but the original is the best.

CityBoyDoug Feb 7, 2018 12:36 PM

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Originally Posted by CaliNative (Post 8076142)
Not sure :shrug: , but could it be daughters and/or wives of KKK members??? The racist group was big & powerful in the '20s, even outside of the south. Indiana was controlled by the klan for a time.

Los Angeles was rather infested with the KKK in the 1920s-30s. At one time my step-father was asked to join [but didn't].

June 29, 1924: Members of the Ku Klux Klan gather at 5th and Olive streets in downtown Los Angeles for church service at the Temple Baptist Church. (Los Angeles Times photo below)


http://www.latimes.com/resizer/vqKwh...K35UWJ2CBM.jpg
http://www.latimes.com/resizer/vqKwh...K35UWJ2CBM.jpg

More here of their nefarious activities. By the 1940s the KKK had decamped from LA.
http://www.latimes.com/visuals/frame...825-story.html

transitfan Feb 7, 2018 3:08 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8075777)
At least the massive scoreboard and videoboard have been removed from atop the peristyle.

awful :yuck:
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/1CqN0p.jpg
youtube screengrab




Does anyone know if the central part of the peristyle is hollow? -or is there just enough room for wiring and what-not.

note the door-like opening to the right of my red arrow.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/PkvJ9N.jpg
youtube screengrab


and here's the earliest view of the peristyle known to man. ;)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/lSyYJU.jpg
youtube screengrab



Watch the brief [1:14] video below.

Video Link

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I am briefly going far afield for a moment.

Selling the naming rights to Memorial Stadium stinks to high heaven, but as everyone knows, it's happening all around.

Near my hometown, the iconic Assembly Hall at the University of Illinois was renamed The State Farm Center (they dropped the name Assembly Hall completely :()

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/VI0B03.jpg
historic images

I was only three years old when the Assembly Hall was completed, but every time my family passed by it, or attended an event there (Ice Capades),
my imagination soared to new heights. It was like a massive flying saucer had landed in the cornfields!

and at night it looked like it's about to take off!

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/REh7wo.jpg

a good portion of the building is underground...so when you walk inside it is truly canverous.

So yes, the Assembly Hall was sadly renamed...but the university also considered tearing it down (which is unf*cking-believeable :hell:)

If interested, you can learn more about the construction of the massive 4,400 ton dome HERE. (believe it or not, the bottom half of the structure was not excavated until the dome was completed)

*The Assembly Hall was designed by U of I alumnus Max Abramovitz, of Harrison & Abramovitz, NYC.

__________________________________________________


OK, OK....back to our beloved Los Angeles

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Aww, man! My mother was a graduate student at the University of Illinois in the early 70s, so I attended several events at the Assembly Hall (including my first rock concert, The Doobie Brothers, in December 1973). Well, it will always be the Assembly Hall to me. Hopefully, it is air-conditioned now, it wasn't in 1975 when my mother got her degree and it was unseaonably warm in Champaign in mid-May. I hadn't known that it wasn't air-conditioned, because all the events I attended had been in the winter, and the heat worked very well. Naming rights are a necessary eveil these days, I guess :(

This post is kind of ironic, as I am a graduate of USC and saw many USC football games at the Coliseum (as well as a few L. A. Raiders games).

oldstuff Feb 7, 2018 4:28 PM

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Originally Posted by CaliNative (Post 8076142)
Not sure :shrug: , but could it be daughters and/or wives of KKK members??? The racist group was big & powerful in the '20s, even outside of the south. Indiana was controlled by the klan for a time.

Novice nuns? It is my understanding from some very brief research, that in some orders, they sometimes wore all white habits.

Slauson Slim Feb 7, 2018 4:48 PM

Re: the women in hooded outfits. A sorority initiation? Women's association or club?

As to Klan, my dad, raised near Berdoo, told me of cross burnings in Devore in the 1920s.

Martin Pal Feb 7, 2018 6:09 PM

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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 8076185)
Los Angeles was rather infested with the KKK in the 1920s-30s. At one time my step-father was asked to join [but didn't].

June 29, 1924: Members of the Ku Klux Klan gather at 5th and Olive streets in downtown Los Angeles for church service at the Temple Baptist Church. (Los Angeles Times photo below)

http://www.latimes.com/resizer/vqKwh...K35UWJ2CBM.jpg
http://www.latimes.com/resizer/vqKwh...K35UWJ2CBM.jpg
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The poster for Hal Roach's film The King of Wild Horses (starring Rex the Wonder Horse) and the pictured Ku Klux Klan brought to mind that I watched a Hal Roach film the other night and Adolphe Menjou was complaining about his wife to his secretary, talking about her coming to bed with creams on and her face covered and he says "When I woke up I thought I was in bed with the Ku Klux Klan."

He also tells his secretary: "Telephone my wife. Find out what we're having for dinner. Tell her I don't like it." :)

Inrteresting signs in this photo, one for a "Roof Auto Park" and I wonder what the billboard means with the young man on it and the line "For the Million Dollar Boy."

Martin Pal Feb 7, 2018 6:21 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8075777)
Does anyone know if the central part of the peristyle is hollow? -or is there just enough room for wiring and what-not.

note the door-like opening to the right of my red arrow.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/PkvJ9N.jpg
youtube screengrab


Watch the brief [1:14] video below.

______________________________________________________________


I don't know the interior details, but I know there's a gas main that runs in there to light the peristyle flame.

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The guy in the video calls the Coliseum "ancient." I wouldn't go that far.

Martin Pal Feb 7, 2018 6:29 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8076120)
Kneen's 'milk bottle'
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How do you suppose that name is pronounced?


Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8076120)
Oh well, it was a fun way to spend a snowy night.
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Snow? What's that?

Back to the drought for L.A.
Forecast today: 80's

Last year we had one day where it hit 80° (exactly) in February. As of today, 5 out of the 7 days so far have been in the 80's. Average is around 68°.

Flyingwedge Feb 7, 2018 7:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8075777)
Does anyone know if the central part of the peristyle is hollow? -or is there just enough room for wiring and what-not.

note the door-like opening to the right of my red arrow.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/PkvJ9N.jpg
youtube screengrab

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Yes, the area behind the scoreboard is hollow. I think scenes from "Two-Minute Warning" (1976) were shot inside.

Here we're looking north at the side of the scoreboard structure. There is a short flight of steps leading to a door.
We later see police going through that door, showing wiring and what-not inside but it's not super-cramped:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...s.jpg~original

YouTube


Here's Charlton Heston at the base of the torch, having just climbed that long outside ladder. Small holes like the
one at lower left allow entry to the torch room. There's also a ladder running up the inside of the torch's chimney:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...s.jpg~original

YouTube


There might be an inside ladder up to the torch as well:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...m.jpg~original

YouTube


P.S. I've also been to Assembly Hall at the University of Illinois -- at a college basketball game on November 29, 1980.

Beaudry Feb 7, 2018 8:01 PM

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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 8076185)
Los Angeles was rather infested with the KKK in the 1920s-30s. At one time my step-father was asked to join [but didn't].

June 29, 1924: Members of the Ku Klux Klan gather at 5th and Olive streets in downtown Los Angeles for church service at the Temple Baptist Church. (Los Angeles Times photo below)


http://www.latimes.com/resizer/vqKwh...K35UWJ2CBM.jpg
http://www.latimes.com/resizer/vqKwh...K35UWJ2CBM.jpg

More here of their nefarious activities. By the 1940s the KKK had decamped from LA.
http://www.latimes.com/visuals/frame...825-story.html

Not Fifth and Olive; Black & White Cab had its HQ in the Wright & Callendar office bldg at 410 S Olive, sure, but this image ain't around there. Billy Baxter was at 17th & Flower but it's tough to make a match now since that part of the world was wiped away by the 10. Was hoping the large bldg with the heavy cornice would yield something but couldn't come up with anything in the area.

Also, not sure Klansmen would hang at Temple Baptist. Baptists are not Protestants and I imagine were looked on as suspect to say the least. Rather, they're probably headed (if they're going to church at all, my guess is this more likely just before a parade) over to 12th & Flower to hear good ol' "Fightin' Bob". A typical 1924 Times ad:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4675/...e1401b4c_o.png

oldstuff Feb 7, 2018 9:43 PM

There are pictures of Mr. and Mrs. Kneen and daughter Katherine in Calisphere. Do a picture search of "Thomas W. Kneen" I can't post, or I would do it. There is also a video made by the daughter of Katherine Kneen describing living in the house and in Topanga generally. On the page with the video is a picture of a stone arch built by her grandfather in 1928 for a Mr Hanlon. The arch is located at 21255 Entrada Road.

CityBoyDoug Feb 7, 2018 9:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 8076735)
Yes, the area behind the scoreboard is hollow. I think scenes from "Two-Minute Warning" (1976) were shot inside.

Here we're looking north at the side of the scoreboard structurre. There is a short flight of steps leading to a door.
We later see police going through that door, showing wiring and what-not inside but it's not super-cramped:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...s.jpg~original

YouTube


Here's Charlton Heston at the base of the torch, having just climbed that long outside ladder. Small holes like the
one at lower left allow entry to the torch room. There's also a ladder running up the inside of the torch's chimney:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...s.jpg~original

YouTube


There might be an inside ladder up to the torch as well:

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...m.jpg~original

YouTube


P.S. I've also been to Assembly Hall at the University of Illinois -- at a college basketball game on November 29, 1980.

https://drunktvpodcast.files.wordpre...017/08/tm4.jpg
https://drunktvpodcast.files.wordpre...017/08/tm4.jpg

HossC Feb 7, 2018 10:11 PM

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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 8076185)

June 29, 1924: Members of the Ku Klux Klan gather at 5th and Olive streets in downtown Los Angeles for church service at the Temple Baptist Church. (Los Angeles Times photo below)

http://www.latimes.com/resizer/vqKwh...K35UWJ2CBM.jpg
http://www.latimes.com/resizer/vqKwh...K35UWJ2CBM.jpg

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Originally Posted by Beaudry (Post 8076747)

Not Fifth and Olive; Black & White Cab had its HQ in the Wright & Callendar office bldg at 410 S Olive, sure, but this image ain't around there. Billy Baxter was at 17th & Flower but it's tough to make a match now since that part of the world was wiped away by the 10. Was hoping the large bldg with the heavy cornice would yield something but couldn't come up with anything in the area.

The picture was taken from midway between 4th and 5th Streets on Olive. The building with "the heavy cornice" is the (back of the) Black Building at 4th and Hill. Here's a 1926 view of the Black & White Cab Co, which shows it surrounded by the Subway Terminal Building. The Fremont Hotel is just out of shot to the right.

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

The image above is dated 5/5/1926, but if you check out post #20852, you'll see that the garage belonged to the Yellow Cab Co later that year.


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