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Albany NY Apr 21, 2020 11:11 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8900424)
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Here's a fun 'mad scientist takes his family to the beach'' slide, dated 1952.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/QYY5g6.jpg
eBay


That stack of luggage on top of the blue station wagon is pretty impressive.





kidding

If you look closely, it's not a station wagon. It's a convertible with the top down. The "luggage" appears to be a somewhat large vertical sign (?) on the front of a small building beyond the car.

ethereal_reality Apr 21, 2020 11:29 PM

:previous: Thanks Albany NY.... It was my lame attempt at being funny.


mystery location.

Meterman and metermaid, Los Angeles [no date]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/7WKhga.jpg
old file

They're quite attractive.


See what I mean.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/CeNNlq.jpg
detail




I like the old Fruit Bowl sign.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/AW0r4Z.jpg
detail

My guess would be somewhere in Westwood.



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Noir_Noir Apr 21, 2020 11:54 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8900439)
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Yesterday as I was double-checking the Capitol Records Building negative (that turned out NOT to be the Capitol Records Bldg)

I happened upon this colorful image of a lovely mystery woman.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/HJliJH.jpg
pinterest / no information

I don't know if she's a tourist or a movie starlet. Does anyone recognize her?


edit:. . .I just noticed the writing in the lower right but I can't make it out.
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Pearl Au Kar-Wai, a Hong Kong based actress from the 1950's/60's.


https://i.imgur.com/ky0INv7.jpg
Google Books - Hong Kong Cinema: A Cross-cultural View


Here she is pictured with Cary Grant.

https://i.imgur.com/GRzcVyj.jpg
hkmdb.com

Noir_Noir Apr 22, 2020 12:49 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8900471)

mystery location.

Meterman and metermaid, Los Angeles [no date]

https://i.imgur.com/bCYIY1h.jpg
rescarta.lapl.org/


I found Arden and Delman salons side by side on Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills in 1960. :shrug:

KevinW Apr 22, 2020 12:52 AM

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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 8898617)
All I can say is that's we are so honored to have such a celebrity as yourself here on NLA. We do have a few famous people on board who have an extensive background in show business. [ Even I worked at Paramount Studio and appeared in several films, except one that never was completed. But I don't mean to brag here.] One example is our celebrated Member ER the Founder and originator of NLA. But someone of your caliber is groovy.

Might you tell us your url and other pertinent information that will help the Forum Members find your CBD TV shows...sublime for sure Kevin!! I hope you have some cool music to go along with your patter and praise of that miracle oil CBD.

Speaking of music, many of the Forum gang favor the Swing music of the big band era....you know, the Noir Era, that this blog is dedicated.
Maybe throw in a few nostalgic recipes....Mac & Cheese or Tuna Casserole?

As for myself, the original CBD, I prefer the psychoactive contents of a chocolate malt, a cheeseburger, maybe a few fries on the side and a big dill pickle.

Lastly, I must recognize Martin Pal in this comment. He's our honored Member who reminded me that my moniker CBD might be misused or being associated with putting a drug in lotion form on your skin. I prefer not to put anything on someone's skin except maybe a polite air kiss.

You can find our show on PlutoTV's THC network. Sorry for going off topic but I just can't let misinformation hang in the ether.

Personally, I'd love to go back to the late 30's LA. Heart of the Depression yet produced some of the most beautiful buildings in the city. What can I say, I'm mad for Deco.

KevinW Apr 22, 2020 1:07 AM

[QUOTE=CityBoyDoug;8898729]Me too but talk to Kevin about that. He wants to promote his CBD TV Show.

Damn CBD, you just can't get anything right. I at no point was promoting my tv show. You started this whole thing by spouting off about something you knew nothing about. It was put up as a joke but you had to offer your two bits. And when I corrected you, you posted information you didn't understand as a response.

Seriously, stick to the past, current events are beyond you.

Lwize Apr 22, 2020 6:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Noir_Noir (Post 8900507)
Pearl Au Kar-Wai, a Hong Kong based actress from the 1950's/60's.


https://i.imgur.com/ky0INv7.jpg
Google Books - Hong Kong Cinema: A Cross-cultural View


Here she is pictured with Cary Grant.

https://i.imgur.com/GRzcVyj.jpg
hkmdb.com

Her film credits on IMDB go through 1967.

Per Google, she's still alive and 81.

GaylordWilshire Apr 22, 2020 1:08 PM

Dept of Random-- I came across this sweet church in the Times of March 25, 1907--the first service in it had taken place the day before. I was glad to find it still standing at 1201 E Vernon Avenue, with a bonus next door:


https://i.postimg.cc/yNsTgryg/stlukes1907-bmp.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/0QJbWspH/stlukestoday-bmp.jpg


It sometimes happens in LA that block-number changes occur without an intervening street...the well-preserved house immediately west of St. Lukes, 1191 E Vernon, was built at 1608 Crenshaw Avenue in 1914 and moved here in 1938.

https://i.postimg.cc/63KDSVRJ/1191-EVernon-Ave-bmp.jpg


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KevinW: I wish there was a "like" feature on this thread....

CityBoyDoug Apr 22, 2020 1:53 PM

[QUOTE=KevinW;8900573]
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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 8898729)
Me too but talk to Kevin about that. He wants to promote his CBD TV Show.

Damn CBD, you just can't get anything right. I at no point was promoting my tv show. You started this whole thing by spouting off about something you knew nothing about. It was put up as a joke but you had to offer your two bits. And when I corrected you, you posted information you didn't understand as a response.

Seriously, stick to the past, current events are beyond you.

It was started by Martin Pal, not me. [April 18, 2020] Martin seems to be a nice guy and a significant contributor to this Form. He has always been kind to the Members.

Hello Kevin our NLA friend, sorry but it was you that made some much needed corrections to the realities of CBD oil. Then you added a brief mention of your TV show. If that was not a self promotion, what was it? Thank you for posting information about CBD. I'm sure the Forum members appreciate it as I do also.

Thank you for the info on where Members can find your TV show. There are thousands of channels now and TV services, its daunting. I remember when TV Guide was great before it split in two.

People are very upset these days and can be easily triggered to anger. I understand.

https://secure.static.meredith.com/c...nmo/1780_l.jpg
TV guide

Bristolian Apr 22, 2020 3:24 PM

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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 8898658)

So could we get back to it? I'm sick of CBD.

Which one?

jg6544 Apr 22, 2020 4:02 PM

RE the picture of the two cops, Delman used to be very high-end maker and seller of women's shoes. Beverly Hills maybe?

CityBoyDoug Apr 22, 2020 5:39 PM

:shrug:

BillinGlendaleCA Apr 23, 2020 3:06 AM

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Originally Posted by jg6544 (Post 8900948)
RE the picture of the two cops, Delman used to be very high-end maker and seller of women's shoes. Beverly Hills maybe?

Yeah, that's the 'BH' in the address that Noir Noir found. Right now it looks like the location is occupied by 'Needless Markup'.

ethereal_reality Apr 23, 2020 4:01 PM

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From our friends at urban diachrony


urbandiachrony


"West side of Main Street - South of Republic Street." (I'm pretty sure we have seen this image on NLA)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/fNSaph.jpg
urbandiachrony

"While detailed records about the lost structures in this view are scarce, it seems that the light-colored buildings with second-floor bay windows
were completed before the mid-1880s, while the larger building to the left was built in 1886. For the duration of their existence,
all were taken up by a single hotel, successively known as the Hotel Oxford, the Hoffman House, and the El Jalisco Hotel.
All of the buildings were demolished in 1950, apparently without much ado, during the construction of the Santa Ana Freeway.
Although briefly intended to be the relocated home of the doomed West Temple Apartments, the publicly-owned land
has since been used as a parking lot for the Los Angeles Plaza Historic District."
.....urbandiachrony




First of all: Very sad. All gone for a parking lot.
Needless to say, the block would resemble San Diego's Gaslight District if someone back in 1950 had the foresight to save the historic buildings.
Such a wasted opportunity.

I didn't realize one hotel occupied all the buildings. ...Am I reading that correctly? :shrug:

Now to find out why the West Temple Apartments was/were 'doomed'.

Thanks again urbandiachrony

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ethereal_reality Apr 23, 2020 4:09 PM

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I found this interesting photograph on a short-lived (3 months) website name LA flaneurie.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...921/y6jTZT.jpg


This is the first photograph that I've seen with people riding on top of the streetcar. Are there more?



Let's take a closer look.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/onPjhI.jpg
laflaneurie

Can anyone figure out the location? - other than "somewhere close to USC"



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Originally Posted by Noir_Noir (Post 8900507)
Pearl Au Kar-Wai, a Hong Kong based actress from the 1950's/60's.

Thanks Noir Noir. She's a fairly obscure figure here in the U.S. . . .I wonder if she is related to the wonderful director, Wong Kar-Wai.

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santamonicadesign Apr 23, 2020 4:12 PM

This shot looks like north of Will Rogers Beach in Santa Monica; the building with the stacked letters was a restaurant on the east side of the PCH torn down in the late 1990's. (I took the liberty of deleting the watermark and color correcting in Photoshop.)http://solidgoldman.com/REV.jpg

CityBoyDoug Apr 23, 2020 4:43 PM

Either it was a cold day or this family preferred to wear a lot of clothes at the beach.

Godzilla Apr 23, 2020 5:26 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8902072)
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I found this interesting photograph on a short-lived (3 months) website name LA flaneurie.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...921/y6jTZT.jpg
Can anyone figure out the location? - other than "somewhere close to USC"


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:previous: Source indicates Eleventh and Flower Streets.










Meanwhile, in 1940, Malibu
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CqCVduA0O...beach+1940.jpghttps://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CqCVduA0OQ0/U30rsMQIK5I/AAAAAAAAPFc/wf2mLYV6pgY/s1600/Malibu+beach+1940.jpg]


Malibu Inn, circa 1940
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Si2jl8N8T...u+Inn+1940.pnghttps://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Si2jl8N8T...u+Inn+1940.png








Worth a look see>> https://www.beverlyhillshistoricalso...irst-100-years

HossC Apr 23, 2020 8:04 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8902059)

From our friends at urban diachrony

urbandiachrony

"West side of Main Street - South of Republic Street." (I'm pretty sure we have seen this image on NLA)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/fNSaph.jpg
urbandiachrony

Here's a closer view of Mercado Plaza at 427 N Main Street (on the corner of Republic Street).

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...cadoPlaza1.jpg
USC Digital Library

And here's a different angle from back when this thread only had double digit page numbers.

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 4863606)

Here is a very interesting photo of 427 North Main Street.
It's odd how the lower facade extends beyond the building (extreme right).

http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/1...27nmainst1.jpg
berkeley/bancroft

From 1890 to 1895, 427 N Main was a druggist belonging to George E Fullerton. It then became another druggist, Viole & Lopizich (above), until 1927. After that, it was Robert Salazar (Hidalgo's Pharmacy) drugs until 1929. International Pharmacy was there in 1930 & 1931, and yet another druggist, Andre Rouseyrol, was at 427 from 1932 to 1938. We finally got a break from druggists when K Shishima, grocers, appeared in 1939. It was still there in 1942.

I couldn't find Mercado Plaza in the CDs, so to try and date my USC image, I looked up Las Golondrinas Cafe at 425 N Main. It only appears in the 1937 and 1940 CDs, but the owner, Maria Cervantes, is listed there with a restaurant from 1934 until 1942. Las Golondrinas Cafe offered "Chicken In Hot Sauce, Enchiladas, Tamales, Tacos, Fried Beans with Cheese, Tortillas and All Kinds of Wines and Beers". I also found a Las Golondrinas Cafe at 406 W Sunset Boulevard (now 406 W Cesar E Chavez Avenue) from 1956 to 1973, so did it just move around the corner when the original building was demolished? The 406 location was a couple of doors down from the well-known Colima Restaurant, and can be seen as a Thai restaurant in the early GSV images. Of course, that block was demolished about four years ago.

Finally, is there any connection to La Golondrina Restaurant in The Pelanconi House on Olvera Street, which has been mentioned a few times on NLA?

ethereal_reality Apr 23, 2020 8:48 PM

:previous:

Oh my! I had completely forgotten about that photograph.

I'm so glad you found it again, Hoss.



hmm. . .so did anyone figure out what is going on with the ground floor? (the facade extending down Republic Street) Were they building an addition?

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