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sopas ej Apr 27, 2020 4:07 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8903329)
Not too long ago I read about a staged fur robbery that had taken place in Los Angeles (back in the 1950s)...

When I read that, I instantly thought of that "I Love Lucy" episode where Ricky and Fred try to stage a robbery of a fur coat that Lucy thought was hers.

https://p6x.1e6.myftpupload.com/wp-c...me=1588002275p


Sorry! :P

GaylordWilshire Apr 27, 2020 4:30 PM

I think we've commented here before on the origins of the "Oscar" nickname for the Academy Award, but I don't think I ever heard this particular story before. It seems that before his demise Wallace Reid took shoe-shiner Oscar Smith under his wing and got him a stand at Famous Players/Paramount...where Smith was noticed and put in pictures, including Harold Lloyd's The Freshman (1925), Man Power (1927), The Canary Murder Case (1929), and Double Indemnity (1944).

Smith lived at 1200 East Adams from 1923 until his death in 1956; his family appears to still own it nearly a century later. More of his story is here.

More on Oscar-name theories here.


https://i.postimg.cc/sgmVCsh9/EAD120...FB-bmp-003.jpg
1200 East Adams Boulevard



Smith with Richard Dix on the set of Man Power
https://i.postimg.cc/P54FScn7/ead120...Oscarw-Dix.jpg



And in Double Indemnity
https://i.postimg.cc/PrkjcB0f/ead1200oscarin-DI-bmp.jpg

AlvaroLegido Apr 27, 2020 7:52 PM

The Blue Dahlia
 
Thanks helpful Hoss & CBD for the Trancas location. Now it is my turn to bring some Malibu noirish find.
In "The Blue Dahlia" (Alan Ladd & Veronica Lake 1946) we see the same Malibu Inn from the same point of view in the rain by night at 29:05 of the movie.

KevinW Apr 27, 2020 9:19 PM

CBD-- There's one in every family.


Stick to LA History and leave other topics and personal attacks out of this forum. I do unless I see misinformation or am accused of ulterior motives.

ethereal_reality Apr 27, 2020 9:20 PM

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Mystery intersection, Hollywood California. [no date]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/JduPjV.jpg
eBay

There are some interesting places along the right side of the street.





Let's take a closer look.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/b7Ffbq.jpg
detail

I'm especially intrigued by the Italian restaurant located in a house. ... The sundry store is advertsing theatrical makeup among its many other items.
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ethereal_reality Apr 27, 2020 9:49 PM

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"Woman Leaving the Hollywood Palladium. c1940"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/PMC6fp.pnghttps://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/EpXZh9.jpg
eBay

At first I was going to argue that this wasn't the Hollywood Palladium. .


. . .but on closer inspection it says so right under her feet.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/fWSr4a.jpg
CLOSER INSPECTION

Just think how much that Jimmy Dorsey broadside would be worth today!

I wonder if she's a big band singer. She looks like she means business (in a cheery sort of way)....Maybe the paper she's holding is her contract.

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Albany NY Apr 27, 2020 10:02 PM

Is the current Starbucks in this building?
 
[QUOTE=HossC;8903812]:previous:

Here's the Trancas Restaurant at 30763 Pacific Coast Highway.

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...LATrancas1.jpg
www.pinterest.com

As of May 2016 the building was still there.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/9666/nyaeI9.jpg

ethereal_reality Apr 27, 2020 10:10 PM

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Originally Posted by KevinW (Post 8905725)

Stick to LA History and leave other topics and personal attacks out of this forum.

....:previous: THIS. ...

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HossC Apr 27, 2020 10:29 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8905728)

Mystery intersection, Hollywood California. [no date]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/JduPjV.jpg
eBay

There are some interesting places along the right side of the street.

I'm especially intrigued by the Italian restaurant located in a house. ... The sundry store is advertising theatrical makeup among its many other items.

The Naples Italian Restaurant was at 1508 N Gower Street in the 1956 CD. Here's a 1939 view of the intersection from the rooftop of CBS Columbia Square. The "Fountain Lunch" sign from e_r's picture is visible at the far left.

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...nsetGower1.jpg
hollywoodhistoricphotos.com

CityBoyDoug Apr 28, 2020 2:14 AM

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Originally Posted by AlvaroLegido (Post 8905584)
Thanks helpful Hoss & CBD for the Trancas location. Now it is my turn to bring some Malibu noirish find.
In "The Blue Dahlia" (Alan Ladd & Veronica Lake 1946) we see the same Malibu Inn from the same point of view in the rain by night at 29:05 of the movie.

https://www.imcdb.org/i298428.jpg
Paramount Pictures

Hey Alvaro and Hoss thanks for the helpful links and info on this movie and its location shots. :tup:

:previous: THIS

ethereal_reality Apr 28, 2020 4:54 AM

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From a short video at framepool


Is anyone familiar with a drive-in called NUTBURGERS?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/11rHQG.jpg
framepool

It doesn't ring a bell for me.

Hmm. . .nutburgers make me think vegetarian.








I'm familiar with the next venue.

The Vendome on. . .Sunset, I think.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/zkL0Fe.jpg
framepool

I am surprised by all the autographs seekers milling about. .....The elegant white car that just pulled up looks like Jean Harlow's car.


Here's a closer look at the sidewalk monkeys.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/PKXx9E.jpg
framepool

It looks like Broderick Crawford is signing some autographs.




The next scene is a gentleman walking into the fantastically designed Sunset Haberdashers.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/WlI9Ci.jpg
framepool

At first I thought it was a mausoleum at Forest Lawn! .... (either that or the Pioneer Memorial, downtown) Tne one with the waterfall.





Lastly we see an A & P Grocery Store with a Thrifty's.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/kzu4KS.jpg
framepool





To watch the 1:22 video click on the link below.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/hKUaPw.jpg
http://footage.framepool.com/de/shot...w-schuhabdruck


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Lorendoc Apr 28, 2020 6:03 AM

Sunset & Fairfax
 
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8906070)
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Lastly we see an A & P Grocery Store with a Thrifty's.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/kzu4KS.jpg
framepool


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Very cool movie. The SW corner of Sunset and Fairfax has a RiteAid where you can still get Thrifty ice cream.

https://i.imgur.com/AGlJpgy.jpg
USC digital library

Looks like pretty much the same building:

https://i.imgur.com/ce2PUui.jpg
GSV

GaylordWilshire Apr 28, 2020 11:33 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8906070)
The next scene is a gentleman walking into the fantastically designed Sunset Haberdashers.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/WlI9Ci.jpg
framepool

At first I thought it was a mausoleum at Forest Lawn! .... (either that or the Pioneer Memorial, downtown) Tne one with the waterfall.


I'm sure we've seen the Sunset House Haberdashers on NLA before--it was later the Hollywood Reporter Building and that of the LA Weekly--but I couldn't find any old posts.


https://i.postimg.cc/bNvv9z2s/sunsethousefull.jpg
LAT Jan 3, 1938


https://i.postimg.cc/mZjnG4p3/sunsethouseas-HR-bmp.jpg
Martin Turnbull (which is why I'm sure we've seen the SH before)

odinthor Apr 28, 2020 12:35 PM

:previous:

https://i.postimg.cc/FFjC43gb/LAWeekly.jpg
gsv

Looking pretty scruffy these days, alas. The street arrow is saying, "Hey, look!"

ethereal_reality Apr 28, 2020 3:51 PM

:previous:

Wow! It's still standing and recognizable.

How did I not know this?

AlvaroLegido Apr 28, 2020 5:49 PM

Jo !
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8905765)
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"Woman Leaving the Hollywood Palladium. c1940"
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/fWSr4a.jpg
CLOSER INSPECTION

Just think how much that Jimmy Dorsey broadside would be worth today!
I wonder if she's a big band singer. She looks like she means business (in a cheery sort of way)....Maybe the paper she's holding is her contract.

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Funny, she looks like Jo Stafford who sang the same years with brother Tommy !

nadeau Apr 28, 2020 8:10 PM

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Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 8906170)
:previous:

https://i.postimg.cc/FFjC43gb/LAWeekly.jpg
gsv

Looking pretty scruffy these days, alas. The street arrow is saying, "Hey, look!"

It was slated for demolition as part of the enormous Crossroads of the World redevelopment project, but there was enough influence to save it. https://la.curbed.com/2015/5/29/9955...-redevelopment

BDiH Apr 28, 2020 8:32 PM

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Originally Posted by nadeau (Post 8906656)
It was slated for demolition as part of the enormous Crossroads of the World redevelopment project, but there was enough influence to save it. https://la.curbed.com/2015/5/29/9955...-redevelopment

Billy Wilkerson walked out of his offices at the Hollywood Reporter one day and went to the corner at Sunset and Highland, turned right and stopped at the Top Hat malt shop and met Judy Turner, who was ditching her typing class at Hollywood High. He gave her his business card and thus began the career of Lana Turner.

KevinFromTexas Apr 29, 2020 6:00 AM

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-GjcTCNBde...tersection.jpg
http://abakusplace.blogspot.com/search/label/california

http://i.imgur.com/9feA9.jpg
http://abakusplace.blogspot.com/search/label/california

CaliNative Apr 29, 2020 10:23 AM

[QUOTE=Godzilla;8902178]: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]

^^^
I could be wrong, but the station wagon in the parking lot on the left (below Trancas sign) looks early 1950s. Difficult to say for sure.


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