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HossC Aug 28, 2020 6:38 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9025438)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/ZhxCcZ.jpg
lapl

I'd like to learn more about the 49r. ...There was a bar in my hometown called the 49 Lounge (located on Illinois State Route 49) that seemed mysterious to me when I was a kid.

Here's a clipping from the September 7, 1977 edition of the LAT. This page is available for free at newspapers.com. The article is called "Landlords Dislike Sex Business". It lists many adult book stores and theaters in Hollywood and what the landlords think of the businesses in their properties. As you can see, the days of the 49R Saloon and Bawdy House showing hard-core films at 5510 Hollywood Boulevard were numbered.

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...49RSaloon1.jpg
latimes.newspapers.com

Martin Pal Aug 28, 2020 10:23 PM

In E_R's photo, above the sign on the left that says "Discount Wigs", does that orange sign say "American Massage College"?

HossC Aug 28, 2020 10:37 PM

:previous:

It sure does. The 1973 CD has the American Massage College at 5504 Hollywood Boulevard. Discount Wigs was at 5500.

Scott Charles Aug 28, 2020 11:09 PM

Dead center of this crop:

https://i.imgur.com/qtK2uoR.jpg

That's not a movie theater marquee, is it? I don't recall a movie theater ever being there...

Martin Pal Aug 28, 2020 11:37 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9024519)
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This photo (early 40's?) has the notation: Note "Black-Out Switch" sign attached to the post.

Snix Aug 28, 2020 11:38 PM

There was a story in the Los Angeles Times recently about the former home of bandleader Ray Anthony coming up for sale.

https://www.latimes.com/business/rea...house-for-sale

The photos did not look like the house I remember from the coverage of his big party in 1952 when Marilyn Monroe famously arrived via helicopter so I became curious about the cute little modern house built by engineer Fred O. Reyenga in 1947 for Capitol records executive William Fowler. Upon closer inspection, the original appears to still be there, but swallowed up by a much newer and larger Mission-style house.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...de89d7aa_h.jpg
(LAT 8/17/20)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...77dcc93d_b.jpg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOGVkWRUfWI

It is located at 14527 Valley Vista Blvd. Here's Marilyn helpfully posing near the mailbox.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...a13b93aa_b.jpg
It was quite the party. In the video these next two shots came from, Anthony says 500 members of the press attended. I love the idea that 98-year-old Ray Anthony is still blowing his horn in the hills above L.A.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...0805236c_b.jpghttps://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...9727fa9f_b.jpg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GV3niaYXs2M

Here is the real estate listing: https://sallyforsterjones.com/listin...-sherman-oaks/

Noir_Noir Aug 29, 2020 2:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Scott Charles (Post 9025845)
Dead center of this crop:

https://i.imgur.com/qtK2uoR.jpg

That's not a movie theater marquee, is it? I don't recall a movie theater ever being there...


The Star Theatre at 5546 Hollywood Blvd.


https://i.imgur.com/MkZWAYd.jpg
hollywoodphotographs.com


Destroyed by fire in December 1976.

https://i.imgur.com/PVqDvtT.jpg
losangelestheatres.blogspot.com

Lorendoc Aug 29, 2020 3:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Mackerm (Post 9023896)
I sure looked at a lot of Richfield stations the other day. Here's one I liked for no obvious reason. Even with the cataloging info, it would probably be impossible to place:
https://i.postimg.cc/t41hthhV/SFVH-1177-full.jpg
CSUN

But the Photographer is given as Quality Photo Shop, and the library had two others from the same source:
https://i.postimg.cc/MTtM8T7S/SFVH-1178-full.jpg
CSUN
https://i.postimg.cc/CMQ5C9Jm/SFVH-1179-full.jpg
CSUN

The bottom photo is identified as Glendale Avenue, the other two just Glendale, but the middle photo has a Piggly Wiggly, which is exotic (for me anyway. I know it mostly from Driving Miss Daisy). It might be possible to deduce the locations of these three photos as a group.

The theme seems to be street paving.

The middle picture is looking west on East Colorado towards the intersection of South Adams. The 1930 Glendale CD has:

https://i.imgur.com/k00TN4f.jpg
ancestry.com

There is a roof sign:

https://i.imgur.com/325QuGW.jpg

...which when reversed says:

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

And the CD has:

https://i.imgur.com/kWku2Hr.jpg
ancestry.com

Here is a Sanborn which shows the location of the intersection of S Adams and E Colorado:

https://i.imgur.com/HSOABbE.jpg
lapl.org


It also shows a drug store at 1024-8 E Colorado (sw corner of Adams/Colorado) seen in the photo, which is confirmed by the CD:

https://i.imgur.com/uUDPMCA.jpg
ancestry.com

The CD has a Pepper Tree Inn restaurant at 1114 E Colorado at the same place as the Driftwood. I bet if one slogged through the CDs, we might find a name change.

In 1930 there were some photographers on E Colorado, but none with "Quality" in their name.

Mackerm Aug 29, 2020 5:02 AM

:previous:
Oh, my. I'd been going crazy searching for Barus. I did find a "Quality Photo Shop" in the directory for 1948 at 133 N Glendale Ave. And I think it that actually IS a photo of Glendale Ave. (third photo) because it has a single set of tracks, unlike Brand which has two sets. The buildings didn't look right, though. I'll have to take another look.

Looks like the house at 215 N. Everett st. matches one in the upper-right of the third photo.
https://i.postimg.cc/L8ByL7R4/Edited-Glendale-Ave.jpg
CSUN (modified)
https://i.postimg.cc/pTzMjvWG/Everett.jpg
Google Earth

odinthor Aug 29, 2020 5:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Noir_Noir (Post 9025984)

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Destroyed by fire in December 1976.

https://i.imgur.com/PVqDvtT.jpg
losangelestheatres.blogspot.com

Thank goodness that sweet structure next door at address 5540 didn't burn:

https://i.postimg.cc/fL8rd0rC/Hollywood-Blvd.jpg
gsv

From mid-1940s to mid-1950s, it was the location of the studio of Harry Lester, the ventriloquist-teacher of Edgar Bergen.

BDiH Aug 29, 2020 7:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Noir_Noir (Post 9025984)
The Star Theatre at 5546 Hollywood Blvd.


https://i.imgur.com/MkZWAYd.jpg
hollywoodphotographs.com

Formally The Apollo Theatre

BillinGlendaleCA Aug 29, 2020 9:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Lorendoc (Post 9026054)
The theme seems to be street paving.

The middle picture is looking west on East Colorado towards the intersection of South Adams. The 1930 Glendale CD has:


Here is a Sanborn which shows the location of the intersection of S Adams and E Colorado:

https://i.imgur.com/HSOABbE.jpg
lapl.org


It also shows a drug store at 1024-8 E Colorado (sw corner of Adams/Colorado) seen in the photo, which is confirmed by the CD:

https://i.imgur.com/uUDPMCA.jpg
ancestry.com

The CD has a Pepper Tree Inn restaurant at 1114 E Colorado at the same place as the Driftwood. I bet if one slogged through the CDs, we might find a name change.

In 1930 there were some photographers on E Colorado, but none with "Quality" in their name.

I think all of those buildings are still there, except the Driftwood/Pepper Tree. The Bard Theater is now a banquet hall/restaurant club. One thing that throws me off the trail is that couldn't have been taken in the early 20's, Pigley Wigley wasn't there until 1928. There were two gas stations, one a Richfield on the north corners of Colorado and Chevy Chase. That might be the first photo.

GaylordWilshire Aug 29, 2020 11:37 AM

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Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 9026105)
Thank goodness that sweet structure next door at address 5540 didn't burn:

https://i.postimg.cc/fL8rd0rC/Hollywood-Blvd.jpg
gsv

From mid-1940s to mid-1950s, it was the location of the studio of Harry Lester, the ventriloquist-teacher of Edgar Bergen.


It was later occupied by Rompage Hardware, as seen in post 17377

From the 2013 post 17218

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/nO...w=w411-h864-noLAT 7-10-1927

odinthor Aug 29, 2020 4:32 PM

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5540 Hollywood Boulevard, built as I take it in 1921, has had some interesting tenants. Here are a few:

https://i.postimg.cc/bNTvm4Yd/5540-Holl-LAT-29-2-19.jpg
LA Times, 2/19/1929

Searching on the Le Roy Bagley name will yield an interesting though very uncheerful collection of suicides and other deaths.


https://i.postimg.cc/dVNVYdyY/5540-Holl-LAT-32-3-24.jpg
LA Times, 3/24/1932


https://i.postimg.cc/jjWdd5HJ/5540-Holl-LAT-32-5-8.jpg
LA Times, 5/8/1932


https://i.postimg.cc/85MpM0np/5540-Holl-LAT-58-8-23.jpg
LA Times, 8/23/1953

The Timothy just mentioned was Timothy Getty, one of J. Paul Getty's children.

Scott Charles Aug 29, 2020 11:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Noir_Noir (Post 9025984)
The Star Theatre at 5546 Hollywood Blvd.


https://i.imgur.com/MkZWAYd.jpg
hollywoodphotographs.com


Destroyed by fire in December 1976.

https://i.imgur.com/PVqDvtT.jpg
losangelestheatres.blogspot.com

Thanks, Noir_Noir!

Guess it was gone by the time I turned 11. I was pretty familiar with Hollywood at a young age, but I guess that location slipped by me...

Scott Charles Aug 29, 2020 11:29 PM

Did anybody else see this fascinating post on Twitter yesterday?

https://i.imgur.com/a4WsKj8.jpg

https://twitter.com/alisonmartino/st...11614152749057

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

Lorendoc Aug 30, 2020 4:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Mackerm (Post 9026098)
:previous:
Oh, my. I'd been going crazy searching for Barus. I did find a "Quality Photo Shop" in the directory for 1948 at 133 N Glendale Ave. And I think it that actually IS a photo of Glendale Ave. (third photo) because it has a single set of tracks, unlike Brand which has two sets. The buildings didn't look right, though. I'll have to take another look.

Looks like the house at 215 N. Everett st. matches one in the upper-right of the third photo.
https://i.postimg.cc/L8ByL7R4/Edited-Glendale-Ave.jpg
CSUN (modified)
https://i.postimg.cc/pTzMjvWG/Everett.jpg
Google Earth

This third picture is looking north towards the intersection of Glendale and Wilson. The Glendale CDs have a photographer at 133 N Glendale back into the thirties.

https://i.imgur.com/pBAB06V.jpg
google earth

Mackerm Aug 30, 2020 4:19 AM

:previous: Yeah, that makes it much more clear. :cheers:

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Originally Posted by BillinGlendaleCA (Post 9026144)
There were two gas stations, one a Richfield on the north corners of Colorado and Chevy Chase. That might be the first photo.

Tbanks. There some mountains in that photo, but very faint, so I guess I'll try to enhance it and match them up

Martin Pal Aug 30, 2020 6:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Noir_Noir (Post 9025984)
The Star Theatre at 5546 Hollywood Blvd.

https://i.imgur.com/MkZWAYd.jpg
hollywoodphotographs.com
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I like the Star Theatre's sense of humor, with the movie titles condensed to...

HAMMERSMITH
WHERE IT HURTS

:haha:

For the record, those movies were released in 1972 and the full titles are:

Hammersmith is Out
Where Does It Hurt?

Lorendoc Aug 30, 2020 6:17 AM

Glendale gas stations
 
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Originally Posted by Mackerm (Post 9026841)
:previous: Yeah, that makes it much more clear. :cheers:



Tbanks. There some mountains in that photo, but very faint, so I guess I'll try to enhance it and match them up

Agree with BillinGlendaleCAThe 1936 Glendale CD has a Richfield station at 1145 E Colorado and Eastman's Service Center at 1201 E Colorado. The Richfield station was at the nw corner of E Colorado and S Chevy Chase and Eastman's at the ne corner of the same streets.


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