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RudyJK Oct 2, 2019 4:12 AM

[QUOTE=Hollywood Graham;8703321]
Quote:

Originally Posted by MartinTurnbull (Post 8703307)

Looking on F.B. P.E. street car site I found that same picture of Poppy was offered last year in Dec on Ebay. Thanks for finding additional pictures and I am wondering what happened to it...

So where are the '12 in the open rattan chairs and the 20 in the closed compartment' in relation to each other. Looks like a fairly closed environment ('tis a single rail car after all.) Dealer puffing to describe different environments on a single car? Or am I missing something?

ethereal_reality Oct 2, 2019 4:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 8702934)
So, a couple friends of mine took me to The Formosa Cafe this past week for my birthday!

Excellent post with some great information on the Formosa Cafe, Martin Pal.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 8702934)

Inside the restaurant, in the booth that Bugsy Siegel preferred, is a safe he had installed in the floor where his minions could drop off stacks of money for Siegel
to pick up if he wasn't there. (Hmmm...for what?) The restoration has this floor safe lighted from the inside and a stack of real bills inside it.

https://laistassets.scprdev.org/i/95...9fb8-eight.jpgLAist

When I first read this, I thought you said the safe was for people who wanted to drop off SNACKS for Siegel. I was like, snacks?...what find of snacks? :duh


Happy Belated Birthday, MARTIN PAL !.....and many happy returns.
:fireworks:....................................................


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ethereal_reality Oct 2, 2019 4:48 AM

GLASS NEGATIVE
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...921/WRXCII.jpg
eBay

Thanks so much for the clippings and photographs of 'The Poppy', Noir Noir and Martin Turnbull. (and odinthor & FredH for converting the negative 2 positive)


I can't get over this fact about the exterior lights.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...921/8m1va2.jpg
excerpt

Can you imagine seeing this railcar returning at dusk with all the lights on. ... It must have looked like a dream.

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ethereal_reality Oct 2, 2019 2:28 PM

This image of a 1968 Cadillac Fleetwood is from the movie, [The Mechanic 1972].

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/uxFFuZ.jpg

I checked IMDB and the location isn't on the list of locations. (even though IMDB is where I found the screen-grab)

ethereal_reality Oct 2, 2019 2:36 PM

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McLaughlin's delivery vehicle.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/LXWWlC.jpg
eBay (I can't locate the pic again)

The business was located at 4716 Normandie Ave.

So what was this guy delivering? :shrug:

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Noir_Noir Oct 2, 2019 3:55 PM

:previous:


Groceries and meat.


https://i.imgur.com/K6bDV16.jpg
rescarta.lapl.org

Hollywood Graham Oct 2, 2019 4:44 PM

Mechanic Location Maybe
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8704643)
This image of a 1968 Cadillac Fleetwood is from the movie, [The Mechanic 1972].

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/uxFFuZ.jpg

I checked IMDB and the location isn't on the list of locations. (even though IMDB is where I found the screen-grab)

Looks like 5th Street Skidrow area..

HossC Oct 2, 2019 5:54 PM

:previous:

The Florence Hotel at 310 E 5th Street. It's still there.

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...5thStreet1.jpg
GSV

odinthor Oct 2, 2019 9:06 PM

:previous:

In re: S.C. Dodge, some of his Projects, and his Building the Florence Hotel at 310 E. Fifth St. (I leave out a multitude of Dodge's lawsuits and political doings).

All clippings from LA Times, dates as indicated...

https://i.postimg.cc/mrvHMJHX/Dodge-A12-4-90.jpg
12/4/1890

310 E. 5th was the Dodge family home:

https://i.postimg.cc/26nBxGdz/Dodge-B10-14-91.jpg
10/14/1891

Here, from the 1909 Bird's Eye View of L.A., is the Dodge home, roughly at center between the College of Dentistry and The Earle:

https://i.postimg.cc/kgkQF2rv/Dodge-House.jpg
Birdseye View, 1909

https://i.postimg.cc/HnfRCpc0/Dodge-C11-8-91.jpg
11/8/1891

https://i.postimg.cc/fy0qC62V/Dodge-D7-21-92.jpg
7/21/1892

https://i.postimg.cc/rzXnPQ3Q/Dodge-F12-21-95.jpg
12/21/1895

And here is our building, replacing the family home:

https://i.postimg.cc/gk3mk5zc/Dodge-G10-15-11.jpg
10/15/1911

And so soon commenced a series of unfortunate happenings at the place (death, suicide, petty crime), of which here is the first:

https://i.postimg.cc/xCkSrpp2/Dodge-H12-5-13.jpg
12/5/1913

EDIT ADD:

While evidently still owning the Fifth St. property, S. C. Dodge (the "S" is for "Shailor") had moved to 686 S. Burlington by about 1905, where the family remained at least into the 1940s.

ethereal_reality Oct 3, 2019 2:58 PM

:previous: Nice job on the research of S.C. Dodge, odinthor.



There wasn't a location included on this negative of a Union Oil gas station.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/15rkRH.jpg


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/IWfujx.jpgeBay



If I'm not mistaken, the street lights are 'Wilshire Specials'.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/oXTB2V.jpg

Does anyone know where on Wilshire this particular gas station was located? It's quite dark on the other side of the station. Could that be MacArthur Park?

(my apologies if we've seen this image on NLA. I don't remember seeing it)

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ethereal_reality Oct 3, 2019 3:30 PM

Here's a rather enigmatic photograph, taken in 1912, of a small group of ladies gathered around, what I believe is, a rose bush.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/aRrcCC.jpg
eBay

Is that a rose bush, odinthor?

I bet the large hat on the floor of the porch is the photographer's. (see how sleuthy I am. ;))



And the reverse.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/1bUFje.jpg

Hmmm...I wonder which one is Anna.

Perhaps the rose bush was a gift.


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odinthor Oct 3, 2019 7:51 PM

:previous:

Yes, e_r--it's definitely a rose bush; but the proportionately rather small leaves and the way it's branching are both a little unlike mainstream roses. They had a lot of interest in so-called shrub roses then--which were often varieties bred from wild rose species, so they'd have a different "look"; it's possibly one of them.

CityBoyDoug Oct 4, 2019 12:36 AM

Holloween is coming soon. Noirishers need to be ready.
This haunting faux Elvira was certainly ready in the 1950s.


https://66.media.tumblr.com/c188fdb2...1kyo1_1280.jpg
an old file, deep inside my computer

:cheers::happypunk:

Hollywood Graham Oct 4, 2019 4:42 PM

Elvira?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 8706589)
Holloween is coming soon. Noirishers need to be ready.
This haunting faux Elvira was certainly ready in the 1950s.


https://66.media.tumblr.com/c188fdb2...1kyo1_1280.jpg
an old file, deep inside my computer

:cheers::happypunk:

If the photo is 1950's then she is doing an imitation of Vampira.

FredH Oct 4, 2019 6:35 PM

Let me guess what the story is behind this:

https://i.postimg.cc/NjTfmXNk/Capture.png


:cheers: :drunk:

ethereal_reality Oct 5, 2019 4:04 AM

This photo recently showed up on eBay

I don't believe we have seen the Glen Holly Dairy on NLA.

"Glen Holly Dairy and their Parade Float, Cantu Pena Photo, Los Angeles 1936"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/doU9Ow.jpg
eBay


I found it listed in the 1939 city directory. (4109 Folsom)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...921/tyVC77.jpg
LAPL

The first two times I looked I didn't think the old dairy building was there...

because I was relying on the addition with the horizontal windows down the street.
This one.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/wwp7zX.jpg
As far as I can tell it's gone)



But the dairy building is still there!

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

If you look closely, you can see the old Glen Holly Dairy sign painted over in white. (red arrow above)




Here's the old dairy bldg. from a different angle.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/9VVO6Z.jpg
GSV

I think it's rather interesting looking. [built 1925]


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ethereal_reality Oct 5, 2019 4:06 AM

:previous:

UPDATE:

I just realized there is writing (and a photographer's stamp) on the back of the Glen Holly photo.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/e6dq2y.jpg


The 4124 address (written above) is a house a bit farther down the block and across the street.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/KPe1cM.jpg


If I had gone by the 4124 address on the back of the photo I probably wouldn't have found the old dairy building.

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CityBoyDoug Oct 5, 2019 4:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hollywood Graham (Post 8707169)
If the photo is 1950's then she is doing an imitation of Vampira.

The daughter of a Finnish immigrant, Nurmi was raised in Oregon and relocated to Los Angeles in 1940 with hopes of being an actress. After several minor film roles, she found success in the Vampira character, television's first horror host. Nurmi hosted her own series, The Vampira Show, from 1954–55 on KABC-TV...Los Angeles.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ma5_QtSKmI...Bnurmi%2B2.jpg
my old file

odinthor Oct 5, 2019 9:41 PM

Is Tom Bergin's Old Horseshoe Tavern (840 S. Fairfax) new to NLA?

https://i.postimg.cc/RZwrbcJs/Bergin1-29-67.jpg
LA Times 1/29/1967, via ProQuest via CSULB Library

https://i.postimg.cc/9XkvmxGg/Bergin12-22-61.jpg
LA Times 12/22/1961, via ProQuest via CSULB Library

https://i.postimg.cc/VNGcjzCm/Bergin-PC001.jpg
odinthor collection

https://i.postimg.cc/htMFBKMT/Bergin-GSV.jpg
gsv

Scott Charles Oct 5, 2019 10:57 PM

Forgive me if someone has already mentioned this...

1926 Sculpture Returns to L.A. Central Library After Turning Up in Arizona 50 Years After Mysteriously Disappearing

https://i.imgur.com/RvvK60K.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/gncL4Sh.jpg

https://ktla.com/2019/10/05/long-los...0-years-later/

https://altaonline.com/whatever-happ...ary-cold-case/


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