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Martin Pal Aug 30, 2020 6:20 AM

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Originally Posted by BDiH (Post 9026138)
Formally The Apollo Theatre
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This is a 1945 photo of the Apollo.
On the Los Angeles Theatres website it says the Apollo closed in 1971.

https://ssl.c.photoshelter.com/img-g...ELYD89Iquw.jpgLAPL

I happen to have seen Guest Wife earlier this year. It was très amusant.

CaliNative Aug 30, 2020 10:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 9026882)
This is a 1945 photo of the Apollo.
On the Los Angeles Theatres website it says the Apollo closed in 1971.

https://ssl.c.photoshelter.com/img-g...ELYD89Iquw.jpgLAPL

I happen to have seen Guest Wife earlier this year. It was très amusant.

Was this associated or owned with the famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, NYC?

CaliNative Aug 30, 2020 10:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 9026882)
This is a 1945 photo of the Apollo.
On the Los Angeles Theatres website it says the Apollo closed in 1971.

https://ssl.c.photoshelter.com/img-g...ELYD89Iquw.jpgLAPL

I happen to have seen Guest Wife earlier this year. It was très amusant.

Was this associated or owned by the famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, NYC?

Lwize Aug 30, 2020 2:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CaliNative (Post 9026914)
Was this associated or owned by the famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, NYC?

Given it was a small movie house, and flanked by two Apollo businesses, I would say doubtful.

Godzilla Aug 30, 2020 5:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 9026882)
This is a 1945 photo of the Apollo.
On the Los Angeles Theatres website it says the Apollo closed in 1971.

https://ssl.c.photoshelter.com/img-g...ELYD89Iquw.jpgLAPL

I happen to have seen Guest Wife earlier this year. It was très amusant.




Other Apollo images have previously appeared on NLA. ;)


Note ad to right regarding what might be a "$75 Bank Night."



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and



http://www.skyscraperpage.com/forum/...ostcount=37351


https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-dH-TnugBW...ntonWagner.jpghttps://digitallibrary.californiahis...islandora:1314

Martin Pal Aug 30, 2020 6:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CaliNative (Post 9026913)
Was this associated or owned with the famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, NYC?
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Los Angeles Theatres website doesn't associate this with, or mention, any association with the NYC venue.

Some of what they do say:

The first version of the Apollo Theatre opened in 1916 or earlier. It's in the 1916 city directory with an address of 5552 Hollywood Blvd. The location was just west of Western Ave., between Western and St. Andrews Place.

A replacement building was planned in 1919. [...] The second Apollo opened February 17, 1921...[...]...with a pre-release of the latest Christie special comedy, ‘Hey, Rube,’ featuring Bobby Vernon, as one of the features.

West Coast Theatres took over the operation sometime in 1921. In the [...] 1923 city directories it's listed as the New Apollo. After West Coast became part of the William Fox empire it was called the Fox Apollo. In later years it was an "adult art" theatre as the Apollo Art.

Here's an ad for the Apollo Art: August 11, 1961.

http://photos.cinematreasures.org/pr...jpg?1518811679CinemaTreasures

IMDB lists The Confessions of Felix Krull from 1957, but only a 1934 movie called The Third Sex, which has other titles and, yes, is about the same subject matter. (1934!) Thanks to the name of the actor on the ad, Christian Wolff, this film (The 3rd Sex) is listed as Bewildered Youth on IMDB, also from 1957. It was Christian Wolff's first film and he has credits from then up until now! Both films are from West Germany.

A 1973 view of the facade.

The movies playing are The Mack, which starred Richard Pryor, among others, and the man in front of the poster on the right side of the theatre is most likely taking a gander at Raquel Welch, starring in Hannie Caulder. (No, I could not read that poster, there's a side view photo of the theatre marquee available with the title on it.)

https://ssl.c.photoshelter.com/img-g...RiVAf8ydqo.jpgHollywoodPhotographs

I love the name of the place next to the theatre on the right: Shipwreck Rick's.

Contrary to what I assumed from the fire photo, the Star Theatre had closed in 1975. The fire occurred the following year in Dec. of 1976. (Sounds suspicious, doesn't it? :hell:)

HossC Aug 30, 2020 6:28 PM

:previous:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 9027191)

I love the name of the place next to the theatre on the right: Shipwreck Rick's.

The 1973 CD lists Shipwreck Rick's at 5548 Hollywood Boulevard as an amusement arcade. That ties in with the "Games" part of the sign.

Martin Pal Aug 30, 2020 6:41 PM

:previous:

Thanks, HossC! I was hoping it was some kind of a bar with that name!

ethereal_reality Aug 30, 2020 7:45 PM

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Here's another theater that hasn't garnered much (if any) interest on NLA.


The Western Theater on the 3900 block of S. Western Avenue. ....FAR RIGHT - - - >

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/R2sa4d.jpg
cinematreasures

Cinema Treasures has only one photograph of it. (the photo shown above)


I imagine whoever took the photograph was staying at the Palm View Motel since it's the focal point of the snapshot.


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Mackerm Aug 31, 2020 4:30 AM

:previous:
3930 S. Western was a series of churches. Liberty Baptist Church, St. James Baptist Church, Mason Temple (in honor of Bishop Mason). Around 1965 it was Oliver's Artificial Flowers & Trees.

https://i.postimg.cc/J4ctfDqR/3830-SWestern.jpg
Liberty baptist church moves into new home. (1959, Oct 15). Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005) Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/...ccountid=35804

Liberty Baptist Church Moves Into New Home

Bristolian Aug 31, 2020 4:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 9027207)
:previous:

Thanks, HossC! I was hoping it was some kind of a bar with that name!

There was Shipwreck Joey's in San Pedro. Covered here in post #18187, among others.

It certainly was "some kind of a bar"

CityBoyDoug Aug 31, 2020 11:43 AM

Someone is watering the trees or washing the sidewalk at the left side.

This cool photo is from Nov. 1932. These old cars were the game in that era. They were very dirty, with a huge black grease spot wherever they parked. The engine cooling systems were inadequate...it was easy to overheat the engine. This would cause a vapor-lock and the car would stall. No plastic in those days...the headlights were glass. The rear lights were beautiful ruby red glass. In an accident, your head might easily hit the windshield.

Car doors were not safe...the exposed door handles could easily open . In 1945 my grandfather's new wife fell out of one of these cars and was killed on a winding mountain road in middle California. He was so distraught at the funeral that he picked her up out of the coffin. His later profession was Spiritualist Lecturer, Tarot Card Reader, Palm Reader and Fortune Teller. He lived in Hollywood at 1006 N. El Centro Ave., the apartment is still there. My mom and I also lived there for a short time when she was escaping from her psycho husband.

ethereal_reality Aug 31, 2020 6:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Mackerm (Post 9027683)
3930 S. Western was a series of churches. Liberty Baptist Church, St. James Baptist Church, Mason Temple (in honor of Bishop Mason).
Around 1965 it was Oliver's Artificial Flowers & Trees.

https://i.postimg.cc/J4ctfDqR/3830-SWestern.jpg
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Los Angeles Sentinel via LA County Library
Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005); Los Angeles, Calif. [Los Angeles, Calif]15 Oct 1959: B10


Liberty Baptist Church Moves Into New Home

Thanks so much, Mackerm....I appreciate the information.


Let's look at the snapshot one more time.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/R2sa4d.jpg


Palm Vue Motel postcard.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/4lyJCE.jpg
flickr

Palm Vue Motel Los Angeles CA

3922 S. Western Avenue

Atty. and Mrs. Sherman Smith (Owners)

postmarked 1968

After some googlin' I discovered the owners were in an interracial marriage.
(I don't recall the steps I took to learn this because I lost my bread crumbs) :(


The motel appears in the 1960 edition of the Green Book


among others
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/Kme0el.jpg


This small ad is from newspapers dot com.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/jpumm5.jpg
newspapers dot com / (I'm not a subscriber)

I'm curious about the numbers along the bottom.....I thought they might be the other pages that the Palm Vue is mentioned but the ad is from a newspaper,
so no.


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ethereal_reality Aug 31, 2020 6:33 PM

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Here's another motel that was listed in the Green Book. (older editions)

The Hayes Motel

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/ycTl3S.jpg
latimes

"Stepping out of a dingy motel office shielded by security bars, Lily Ho held up a faded and torn photograph. It showed the building shortly after it opened south of downtown Los Angeles in 1947.

Back then, the Hayes Motel was sleek, modern and clean."


I believe the motel is still standing but the article doesn't give a specific address.



oops. It's mentioned: :duh

"at the corner of Wadsworth Avenue and Jefferson Boulevard.".....(I don't have time to look it right now. I have to run errands)



You can read the rest of the article HERE.
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BillinGlendaleCA Aug 31, 2020 7:25 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9028217)
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Here's another motel that was listed in the Green Book. (older editions)

The Hayes Motel

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/ycTl3S.jpg
latimes

"Stepping out of a dingy motel office shielded by security bars, Lily Ho held up a faded and torn photograph. It showed the building shortly after it opened south of downtown Los Angeles in 1947.

Back then, the Hayes Motel was sleek, modern and clean."


I believe the motel is still standing but the article doesn't give a specific address.



oops. It's mentioned: :duh

"at the corner of Wadsworth Avenue and Jefferson Boulevard.".....(I don't have time to look it right now. I have to run errands)



You can read the rest of the article HERE.
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Looks like it's still there(southwest corner of Jefferson and Wadsworth), they added a second floor it seems.

CityBoyDoug Aug 31, 2020 10:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BillinGlendaleCA (Post 9028276)
Looks like it's still there(southwest corner of Jefferson and Wadsworth), they added a second floor it seems.

If that's the same original building, that's a major addition, more than double the original building. :notacrook:

Martin Pal Aug 31, 2020 11:14 PM

Looks like that's it, though, CBD.

According to Curbed LA, the Hayes Motel is one of only 8% of the original 224 places in Los Angeles listed in the Green Book. They have them mapped out: HERE.

Looking on Google Street View, the name of the place is quite hidden. But here's a photo from the Curbed LA site with the name...

https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/DVce...s_01_kbb.0.jpg


Hayes Motel
960 E. Jefferson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90011

Built in 1947, the Hayes Motel was ultra modern at the time. Now owned and operated by Lily Ho, 78, the site has fallen into disrepair. According to historian Candacy Taylor, it’s one of the Los Angeles remaining Green Book sites that’s most in need of help.
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The other places left on the Green Book list in Los Angeles, worth checking out on the link:

Hayes Motel
Dunbar Hotel
Regal Hotel
Hotel Alexandria
Allums Drug Store
Aster Motel
Biltmore Hotel
Clifton’s Pacific Seas
Clifton’s Republic
Jack’s Basket Room
Hotel Norbo
Residence of Mrs. J.O. Banks
Watkins Hotel
Hotel Californian
Palm Vue Motel*

*Though this website was titled the last remaining Los Angeles locations in the Green Book, I noticed this line: Below is a map guide to those sites, some still in operation, some abandoned, and others now nondescript storefronts. Apparently the Palm Vue Motel is no longer there and it's uncertain when it was demolished.

odinthor Aug 31, 2020 11:38 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9028217)
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Here's another motel that was listed in the Green Book. (older editions)

The Hayes Motel

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/ycTl3S.jpg
latimes

[...]

Today's view:

https://i.postimg.cc/6p3QNP7q/Wads-Jeff.jpg
gsv

I also looked to see if the two-story peeking at us over the motel in the old picture is still there, and went around the block in the Googlemobile. Nope, it's not there. Here's what's behind the motel:

https://i.postimg.cc/50c9LNsQ/Wads-Jeff2.jpg
gsv

But a (newer) fire plug is still where the old fire plug was . . .

Noir_Noir Sep 1, 2020 2:41 AM

:previous:


Mr. and Mrs. Oles Hayes also had the Hayes Western Motel at 3700 S. Western Ave.


https://i.imgur.com/6AE2w8Y.jpg
Google Books - Ebony June 1960


Like their other motel, it also had a later second floor added to the original building.


Now called the Golden West Manor Motel, it has a pleasing symmetry from ground and air. :cool:


https://i.imgur.com/E043XKn.jpg
Google Maps

odinthor Sep 1, 2020 4:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 9028483)
[...]

According to Curbed LA, the Hayes Motel is one of only 8% of the original 224 places in Los Angeles listed in the Green Book. They have them mapped out: HERE.

[...]
Residence of Mrs. J.O. Banks
[...]

They list the Mrs. J.O. Banks residence on New Hampshire as gone; but LA Times 10/4/1908 has her classified ad as caterer at 1235 New Hampshire, which seems to have survived:

https://i.postimg.cc/FFfScDN2/Banks-...-Hampshire.jpg
gsv

Her other mentions in the LA Times:

8/8/1896: Telegram waiting for her at Western Union.

10/18/1898: and 10/12/1902: mentioned somewhere in two oceans of small print which my eyes forbid me to scrutinize.

4/2/1905: "caterer and first-class cook" at 1836 S. Hope.

6/24/1906: "Cateress," no address mentioned, please call her phone number.

11/11/1906: 200 1/2 Central, as "cateress."


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