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HossC Apr 29, 2020 1:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CaliNative (Post 8907197)

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.

My original reply included a quote saying "The Trancas Restaurant was built in 1949 after the Malibu Trading Post, on the same location, burned down.", so the 1940 date for the Malibu photo appears to be wrong.

ethereal_reality Apr 29, 2020 2:25 PM

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https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/WzUyK0.jpg
framepool


NUTBURGERS is mentioned in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/aBhFoB.jpg

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/RjYEjk.jpg
Brave New World [1932]




I'm still looking for the NUTBURGERS address.
:superwhip
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ethereal_reality Apr 29, 2020 2:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by quickstop (Post 8904574)

That's Lock Martin at Grauman's Chinese Theater, later hired to be GORT in the day the earth stood still.

Thanks for the information, quickstop.



I spotted another 'giant' downtown.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/bEyPuu.jpg
anthony hernandez

He's wearing white gloves so I think he was directing traffic.


The dispassionate look on the girl's face perfectly reflects the daily grind.


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slock Apr 29, 2020 5:46 PM

I found this amazing panorama from the 1920s showing Hollywood.

https://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g...16.40%20AM.png

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/re...ll170/id/19711

I zoomed in and was looking around and noticed this bridge. What do you think it is?

https://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g...49.21%20AM.png

odinthor Apr 29, 2020 7:24 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8907310)
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Folks, I'm still looking for the NUTBURGERS address.
:superwhip
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e_r, in lieu of an address, could I interest you in a recipe?


https://i.postimg.cc/wMf5QKp8/Nutbur...AT-9-10-50.jpg
LA Times, 9/10/1950

odinthor Apr 29, 2020 7:39 PM

If anyone has this novel:

https://i.postimg.cc/rF7xVNyJ/Nurburgers2.jpg
Amazon.com

and can read the entirety of p. 44 . . .

https://i.postimg.cc/Sx88JYJp/Nutburgers3.jpg
google book search

and the book is describing a real scene, then we might have a clue...

MartinTurnbull Apr 29, 2020 8:40 PM

Aerial shot of MGM's Circus Maximus set for “Ben-Hur” at La Cienega and Venice Boulev
 
To film the spectacular Circus Maximus chariot race for 1924's Ben-Hur MGM built an enormous set where La Cienega and Venice Boulevards meet. La Cienega is the straight road cutting the top left hand corner, and Venice is the one at a slight diagonal from one side of the photo to the other. Most of this land is now home to the Santa Monica Freeway.


https://martinturnbull.com/wp-conten...geles-1924.jpg

https://martinturnbull.com/wp-conten...enice-2020.png

HossC Apr 29, 2020 10:10 PM

:previous:

You can still see the location of the set at the center of this 1928 image. Comparing it with the current Google Maps view, I'd say it stretched from the Kaiser Permanent Venice Medical Offices towards the intersection of S Crescent Heights Boulevard and Sawyer Street. I sampled a few house prices in the area, and they all came out between $1.3 and $2.1 million - I wonder how much the land cost in 1924?

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...BenHurSet1.jpg
mil.library.ucsb.edu

MartinTurnbull Apr 29, 2020 10:33 PM

Aerial shot of MGM's Circus Maximus set for “Ben-Hur” at La Cienega and Venice Boulev
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8907872)
:previous:

You can still see the location of the set at the center of this 1928 image. Comparing it with the current Google Maps view, I'd say it stretched from the Kaiser Permanent Venice Medical Offices towards the intersection of S Crescent Heights Boulevard and Sawyer Street. I sampled a few house prices in the area, and they all came out between $1.3 and $2.1 million - I wonder how much the land cost in 1924?

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...BenHurSet1.jpg
mil.library.ucsb.edu

OH WOW! You really can see it, can't you? I never heard what they did with the set? Maybe the left it up, like DW Griffin did with his "Intolerance" set over where the Vista Theater now stands.

Martin Pal Apr 30, 2020 12:16 AM

Another Angle

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-cgY-uCiAl...2Bhur%2B29.jpg
Hollywood Photographs via Hobot's Random pic thread

CityBoyDoug Apr 30, 2020 3:16 AM

https://66.media.tumblr.com/eb8c473c...gw4o1_500.gifv
King Bros.---United Artists

Noir_Noir Apr 30, 2020 8:48 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8907310)
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https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/WzUyK0.jpg
framepool


I'm still looking for the NUTBURGERS address.
:superwhip
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Maybe the Nutburgers was not an establishment in it's own right but part of "Gates' Nut Kettle" at the SW corner of Sunset and Doheny.


The few references I could find for a "Nutburgers" point to that location.


Ronald Reagan was a visitor -

https://i.imgur.com/FwFF47R.jpg
salon.com


And Charlie Chaplin's sons were fans -

https://i.imgur.com/tRe62Mm.jpg
socalarchhistory.blogspot.com


Here's the location in 1937 which also appears to be the year of the film footage -

https://i.imgur.com/xxoDtXc.jpg
mil.library.ucsb.edu


You can see cars pulled in head-on to the building like in the film.


:shrug:



The sign on the corner of Sunset and Doheny for "Gates' Nut Kettle" posted in 2013.


Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 6179161)

And further west - at the corner of Doheny and Sunset (9112 Sunset) Gates' Nut Kettle!
Circa '38
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics47/00058479.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics47/00058479.jpg


CaliNative Apr 30, 2020 9:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lorendoc (Post 8906091)
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

^^^
I always wondered what happened to Thrifty's. Great ice cream. 3 scoop icecream cones for 15 cents as late as the 1970s. I guess they became RiteAids, or were taken over by them. At least they kept the Thrifty ice cream. I recall Thrifty headquarters in the 1980s was in an office building next to the Ambassador Hotel on Wilshire. Used to work near there. Now both the Ambassador and Thriftys are gone with the wind. When did the A&P chain go bye bye in L.A.? Used to have Safeways and Piggly Wigglies. Now gone.

CaliNative Apr 30, 2020 9:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 8907666)
e_r, in lieu of an address, could I interest you in a recipe?


https://i.postimg.cc/wMf5QKp8/Nutbur...AT-9-10-50.jpg
LA Times, 9/10/1950

^^^

With covid 19 meat shortgages looming due to packing plant outbreaks, we might be back to eating nutburgers soon. :help:

CaliNative Apr 30, 2020 10:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8907260)
My original reply included a quote saying "The Trancas Restaurant was built in 1949 after the Malibu Trading Post, on the same location, burned down.", so the 1940 date for the Malibu photo appears to be wrong.

Apologies. Didn't see that. I remember Trancas. Was it named for the owner? My fave place to eat in Malibu back in the 1960s was the Sea Lion. Pretty good sea food. The sand dabs were good. The waves literally crashed onto the big picture glass windows. My family used to drive from the hot Valley during summer down Topanga Canyon, and it would emerge on the coast not far from the Sea Lion. The temperature always seemed at least 20 degrees cooler than the SF Valley. What a relief and a good Sunday dinner too!

GaylordWilshire Apr 30, 2020 11:36 AM

A little more on Gates' Nut Kettle...


https://i.postimg.cc/k5WrB1KH/gates1-bmp.jpg
Froim the Palm spring Desert Sun Nov 5, 1937



A little noir at 9115 Sunset: On May 5, 1940, in a list under this headline were a Robert Dale and a Ralph Parker of 9115....

https://i.postimg.cc/8c5LnYbX/9115headline-bmp.jpg



Also associated with 9115 Sunset was

https://i.postimg.cc/Kj4X0Z3K/9115edwards-bmp.jpg
Hollywood Reporter May 23, 1939

Martin Pal Apr 30, 2020 4:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Noir_Noir (Post 8908266)
Here's the [Nutburgers] location in 1937 which also appears to be the year of the film footage -

:shrug:

CityBoyDoug Apr 30, 2020 5:22 PM

I believe ''Trancas" is the name of the canyon that exits into the ocean. Anyone know different?

Noir_Noir Apr 30, 2020 5:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 8908521)
:shrug:


Other film library services offering the same nutburgers footage have it dated 1937.


https://i.imgur.com/wvBevLt.jpg
producerslibrary.com

https://i.imgur.com/cfFEtkH.jpg
footagefarm.com

CityBoyDoug Apr 30, 2020 6:24 PM

If we face food shortages in the future, yes we'll be eating ''nut burgers" which contain NO meat but does contain Velveeta cheese which is not cheese but a gross fake cheese milk product. Bon Appetite.
My fav is Faux Apple Pie. It contains no apples...but substitutes zucchini squash or crackers.

No apples in this treat:
http://www.ketovangelistkitchen.com/...de-300x239.jpg
Recipes dot com


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