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ethereal_reality May 12, 2020 5:07 PM

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That's curious. It has the exact same grill work.

Perhaps it had the same architect too.

nadeau May 12, 2020 5:11 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8919961)
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That's curious. It has the exact same grill work.

One is turned 90 degrees.

ethereal_reality May 12, 2020 6:35 PM

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mysterylocation.


The two following snapshots appear to have been taken in the 1970s or 80s.

They both show a band playing at a benifit to "Protect the Santa Monica Mountains". (per the sign)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/vTOHXa.jpg
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I was busting my brain trying to figure out where this park was located, that is until. . .


I happened upon a this second snapshot.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/n7cq4Q.jpg
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Then it dawned on me that the band might be performing in a burnt out house and the structure behind them is a large fireplace.



BUT THEN. . .I noticed the steps.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/krW29U.jpg
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I have no idea where they are.


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nadeau May 12, 2020 11:45 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8920112)
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mysterylocation.


The two following snapshots appear to have been taken in the 1970s or 80s.

They both show a band playing at a benifit to "Protect the Santa Monica Mountains". (per the sign)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/vTOHXa.jpg
eBay

I was busting my brain trying to figure out where this park was located, that is until. . .


I happened upon a this second snapshot.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/n7cq4Q.jpg
eBay

Then it dawned on me that the band might be performing in a burnt out house and the structure behind them is a large fireplace.



BUT THEN. . .I noticed the steps.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/krW29U.jpg
detail

I have no idea where they are.


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I was thinking it could be someone’s garden but then I noticed the uniformed officer in attendance.

Jungmann May 13, 2020 12:06 AM

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Originally Posted by nadeau (Post 8920426)
I was thinking it could be someone’s garden but then I noticed the uniformed officer in attendance.

My shot in the dark. Kind of funky, Topanga-ish. Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum?

Flyingwedge May 13, 2020 5:56 AM

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum
 
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Nice shot!


https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds

Lucy Pollack Public Relations

A few more pics at Lucy Pollack Public Relations

Also, those converging trails behind the stage in e_r's photos match those you can see here.

ethereal_reality May 13, 2020 5:09 PM

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Here's a snapshop of a nicely dressed young man standing proudly by his (new?) car in front of the Palladium in Hollywood.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/IhxNpz.jpg
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How do I know this is his car?




. . .because he's standing next to it in other photographs as well.

Here he is in an undisclosed location.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/2w3BvP.jpg
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The young man is traveling with a male friend. (he's the person taking the photographs) ....I have a photo of his friend but that pic. is in Indiana. (I'm currently in Illinois)





This next snap is rather remarkable in that it shows the young man and his car on the horseshoe pier in Long Beach.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/I6LQUP.jpg
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This is a nifty view.


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CityBoyDoug May 13, 2020 5:44 PM

I believe that's Ocean Blvd. in Long Beach. :shrug::shrug: Many of those buildings are still there.
[I'm currently in California.]

Martin Pal May 13, 2020 5:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Jungmann (Post 8920451)
Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum

Interesting. Never heard of this place before!
1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga 90290.

Looks like a very active place.

From the website:
https://theatricum.com

[In the 1950's]...for Geer and his young family, the McCarthy Era had arrived. Relocating to an acreage in Topanga, California, Mr. Geer established a theatre for similarly blacklisted actors and folk singers on the property. Because he held a degree in botany (one of his life long interests) the theater was named for a landmark botany text book, Theatricum Botanicum, which means, quite literally, “a garden theatre.”

There's quite a lengthy Will Geer Road, also in Topanga. ER, the website notes Will Geer was an Indiana native. Did you know that?

sopas ej May 13, 2020 7:40 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8921073)
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Here's a snapshop of a nicely dressed young man standing proudly by his (new?) car in front of the Palladium in Hollywood.

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

How do I know this is his car?

I hope he didn't buy tickets to Lawrence Welk and His Champagne Music.

I would hope he was more cutting-edge. :D

Jungmann May 13, 2020 7:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 8921142)
Interesting. Never heard of this place before!
1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga 90290.

Looks like a very active place.

From the website:
https://theatricum.com

[In the 1950's]...for Geer and his young family, the McCarthy Era had arrived. Relocating to an acreage in Topanga, California, Mr. Geer established a theatre for similarly blacklisted actors and folk singers on the property. Because he held a degree in botany (one of his life long interests) the theater was named for a landmark botany text book, Theatricum Botanicum, which means, quite literally, “a garden theatre.”

There's quite a lengthy Will Geer Road, also in Topanga. ER, the website notes Will Geer was an Indiana native. Did you know that?

My son, the actor (until he came to his senses) did a few plays there in the 90's. How I know about it.

HossC May 13, 2020 8:01 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8921073)

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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 8921134)

I believe that's Ocean Blvd. in Long Beach. :shrug::shrug: Many of those buildings are still there.

The Harvard Apartments were at 645 E Ocean Boulevard. The two buildings on the right of e_r's picture were both still standing in 2008 (below), but the one on the right had gone 2011, and the one on the left by 2014.

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...ardAptsLB1.jpg

odinthor May 13, 2020 8:47 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8921073)

The man's car is parked at the curb in front of the site which would later host the familiar cylindrical International Tower.

If the car's headlights were eyes, it would be looking at the even more familiar Villa Riviera.

https://i.postimg.cc/43fbzq1f/Intl-Tower.jpg
gsv

CityBoyDoug May 13, 2020 8:54 PM

Hey Hoss, that street corner in your photo is the eastern edge of the Long Beach Grand Prix

Martin Pal May 13, 2020 10:23 PM

Hollywood Bowl season canceled for the first time in 98 years.
So long, L.A. summer...

For the first time in its nearly 100-year history, the Hollywood Bowl is canceling its entire season — a loss that amounts to far more than opening night with Brandi Carlile, the film screenings and sing-alongs, the concerts starring Diana Ross, Yuja Wang and Janelle Monáe that were to have followed.

The Hollywood Bowl is summer in Los Angeles. It is running, dizzy, down Highland Avenue with friends after a drink at the Frolic Room or a chilled martini at Musso & Frank. It is barefoot and tanned just outside the gate, wearing a favorite cotton skirt, the scent of sizzling bacon-wrapped hot dogs and street corn slathered in mayonnaise blending with shouts of “tacos, tortas, aguas frescas!”

It is laughing in the $1 seats at the very top of the amphitheater, the sun melting like deep-yellow butter over the hills, stars blinking awake in the darkening dome of the sky.

https://joshwilltravel.files.wordpre...39399196_o.jpg

A nice article about a sad thing...
https://www.latimes.com/entertainmen...er-coronavirus

malumot May 14, 2020 3:15 AM

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Originally Posted by CaliNative (Post 8918248)
As you know I'm sure, the Salton Sea was an artificial creation of a breach on a dike along the flooding Colorado River about 1905(?). But I agree, the SS gets no respect. It should be a destination resort again like it was in the 1950s. Now it is just a smelly sump filled with ag runoff and is too salty for fish. Maybe they should drill a pipe to the Pacific or Gulf of CA (if Mexico agrees) and pump in fresh sea water. Near the sea, on the east side, is a huge informal RV campground called "Slab City" where mostly retired people camp for free. Kind of like a low rent "Burning Man" festival I'm told. It probably empties out during the hot summer. Anybody visited the place and have any stories?

Literally 100s of YT vids @ Slab City. Part Artist/Burning Man, but overwhelmingly Skid Row in the desert.

CityBoyDoug May 14, 2020 4:13 AM

Slab City is hardly an upscale mobile home park.

BillinGlendaleCA May 14, 2020 4:21 AM

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Originally Posted by malumot (Post 8921720)
Literally 100s of YT vids @ Slab City. Part Artist/Burning Man, but overwhelmingly Skid Row in the desert.

My impression was, it's the Ozarks meeting the California desert.

ethereal_reality May 14, 2020 3:20 PM

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"Boys in Car"

a mystery street corner. [c.1940s]

Here's a funny snapshot that someone doctored up with a ball point pen.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/ZjTDsO.jpg
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.................................................................................................................."Hi Gramma. Where'd you come from?" ....lol

If I'm not mistakened there is a grill, no doubt a student hangout, on the corner.
To the left of the grill there appears to be a book store.



Here's an aerial of L.A.C.C. in 1938. ....I can guess where the photograph was taken. . .but I'll wait for more proof.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/SYEYZe.jpg
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The back of the photograph simply says, "Boys in Car".

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





Here's a closer look.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/o6rRHn.jpg
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I believe there is a second "boys in car" on the other side of the large car.



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ethereal_reality May 14, 2020 4:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Jungmann (Post 8920451)
My shot in the dark. Kind of funky, Topanga-ish. Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum?

Thanks for answering my question, Jungmann. I appreciate it, buddy.

It's quite interesting that Grandpa Walton was a bit of a hippy.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/wy2rYG.jpg
aatw

Earlier in his career he had been blacklisted by the House Un-American Activities Committee. :(

In the hills near Hollywood during the TV season he lives in a sort of bohemian cottage, complete with a garden filled with the 400 plants mentioned by Shakespeare in his plays. Geer was subpoenaed to testify before the House Commitee on Un-American Activities during Senator Joe McCarthy's reign of terror and intimidation in the 1950s, But Geer is not a man easily scared - he appeared in a bright red shirt and a purple plaid tie and good-humoredly called the questions "hysterical." Nevertheless, he was blacklisted by Hollywood for years."



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