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Moxie Jun 14, 2012 6:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 4836400)
Model T's were assembled downtown at 12th and Olive until 1914, when operations were moved to a new factory at
7th and Santa Fe:

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...CHS-40640?v=hrUSC

It still stands:

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/5...7thsantafe.jpg

I've been going back through earlier posts and was delighted to see this one from you, GW. The old image was recognizable to me as a location I've been trying to find from an S4 episode of "Scarecrow and Mrs. King" because the original architectural details have been quite obscured/obliterated since the 1980s. Here it is in a screencap from the episode...

http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/u..._warehouse.jpg
"The Man Who Died Twice" (originally aired on CBS on Nov. 21, 1986)

So thanks v. much, GW! That is the 245th marker on our L.A. map. :)

Los Angeles Past Jun 14, 2012 7:28 PM

If you haven't yet checked out the latest post on On Bunker Hill, do! It appears that, some years after the picture featured in my last post was taken, the lot on Sunset which was later occupied by Tower Records was home to Jack's Drive-In, which featured this rather remarkable bit of neon signage.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8146/7...eb44897a_o.png
GM-012 by richardschave on Flickr

Nice, I must say! :D

-Scott

ethereal_reality Jun 15, 2012 2:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kelton Verdugo (Post 5733606)
Here are a couple photos I grabbed of the home used in the 1944 classic, "Double Indemnity".

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o...demHouse01.jpg
personal photo

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o...mnityFrame.jpg
Universal Studios Home Entertainment

I took a printed frame grab to the site with me, hoping to take a photo from the exact angle as seen in the movie.

Taking a screen grab to the site sounds exactly like something I would do Kelton Verdugo.

Thanks to you, I have visions of that ankle bracelet coming down the stairs. ;)

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ethereal_reality Jun 15, 2012 2:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LAboomer52 (Post 5733701)
:previous:
Thank you very much ethereal reality for the pictures of Turnabout Theater! I attended a matinee for children there in 1956 when I was 4 and I have never forgotten it. Marionettes are a powerful experience when you are a small child! Not to mention flipping the seats. The pictures enhanced my memory tremendously! The courtyard, upper side balconies, the marionettes themselves. Wow. I don't post often, but I am so grateful for those of you who so brilliantly do. LABoomer52

I am very pleased the 'Turnabout' post helped bring back memories of your childhood in Los Angeles LAboomer52.

Surprisingly, the 'Turnabout Theatre' actors arrived in L.A. (from Yale University...of all places) many years before establishing
their theater at 716 La Cienega Boulevard. In 1929 they helped open Olvera Street with their 'Teatro Torito'.



below: The Yale actors/puppeteers on Olvera Street.

http://imageshack.us/a/img41/9711/aa...bout1929te.jpg
http://www.lapl.org/





below: The painted stage set of 'Teatro Torito'.

http://imageshack.us/a/img208/964/aa...bout1929ol.jpg
http://www.lapl.org/

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ethereal_reality Jun 15, 2012 3:07 AM

Los Angeles Police freeway 'interceptor' car circa 1961.

http://imageshack.us/a/img815/7981/l...ar1961lapl.jpg
http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=27116

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Los Angeles Past Jun 15, 2012 10:30 AM

The new Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal (1939)
 
Although I can't recall her ever saying anything about it, some pictures in my family's album suggest to me that, at some point during her career as an executive secretary, my mother had some association with Union Station when it was either under construction or just opening to the public (possibly both).

In our album, there's a wallet card issued to my then 21-year-old mom that grants her permission to pass "throughout terminal property within limits marked or as shown" that was "good until revoked," and which was signed by the lead construction engineer, whose name appears to be A.G. Barclay. There's also a photo of a distinguished-looking gentleman named Mr. George Clark taken on station grounds on 1/27/39, and a picture taken the same day of a young lady named Dixie Huntsman posing in front of the new station, who I'm presuming was Mr. Clark's secretary. Here's the new station, photographed that day by my mom.

https://otters.net/img/lanoir/laupt_012739_sky.jpg

These two photo collages in our album have particularly intrigued me. I've never seen any of the composited images on any online archive before. Many times during the course of this thread, I've thought about posting these collages, but because the images in them are so tiny, I worried that they wouldn't present well. Here they are now anyway.

The top collage as mounted in our family album:
http://otters.net/img/lanoir/laupt1939_upper_sm.jpg
Luckhaus Studio, Los Angeles

The bottom collage:
http://otters.net/img/lanoir/laupt1939_lower_sm.jpg
Luckhaus Studio, Los Angeles

Hope you all enjoy.

-Scott

Kelton Verdugo Jun 15, 2012 3:54 PM

Scott-

Thanks so much for posting those pictures of the Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal. Personal family scrapbook photos and first account stories like Jon Paul's baby harness adventure make this thread such a pleasure.

jg6544 Jun 15, 2012 4:16 PM

Great pictures of Union Station. It's a treasure now, but it must have been glorious back in the days when great streamliners like the City of Los Angeles, the Sunset Limited, the Daylights, and the Chiefs came and went routinely (although a book I have about the Santa Fe claims the stars deboarded the Chief and the Super Chief in Pasadena).

ethereal_reality Jun 15, 2012 6:55 PM

AMAZING photo collages of Union Station David! Thanks for sharing them.

ethereal_reality Jun 15, 2012 7:11 PM

Raid on a house of prostitution circa 1948.

http://imageshack.us/a/img703/1402/a...ofprostitu.jpg
http://digital2.library.ucla.edu/

MichaelRyerson Jun 15, 2012 7:41 PM

Not a shrinking violet among them.
 
The first all woman jury in California, November, 1911.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2049/2...6ed43cdf_o.jpg
First woman jury, Los Angeles (LOC)

By the looks on these faces, I'd say they're taking their business seriously.

Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative.
Photo shows the first all-woman jury in California who acquitted the editor of the Watts News of printing indecent language, on Nov. 2, 1911. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009 and Los Angeles Times, Nov. 3, 1911)
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).


And, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month...the guns fell silent. These men (and perhaps some boys) have received a remarkable gift. I wonder if, when the photo was taken, they knew what had happened in Europe that morning.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3154/3...bf1f60c2_o.jpg
Local Board #17, last quota, 815 men, Nov. 11, 1918, L.A. (LOC)

MichaelRyerson Jun 15, 2012 8:24 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5654481)
G_W: Olive Hill! That rings a bell.

David: Sorry, I can't remember where I found the MM check...it was on a cd I made years ago (if I had to guess, it would be ebay).

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below: Believe it or not, this is Stanley Kubrick filming a scene from 'Sparticus' above Cahuenga Pass in 1959.

http://imageshack.us/a/img18/8706/aa...us1959huge.jpg
found on ebay




Below: It doesn't mention Kubrick by name, but he was the director of Sparticus and it looks like the back of head. :)

http://imageshack.us/a/img15/2245/aasparticus1959r.jpg

Why film above a busy freeway?

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And over there, across the freeway lanes, in the haze what do I see...wait could it be?...Monkey Island??

fhammon Jun 15, 2012 8:33 PM

Raid on Chinese lottery.
Sorry no other info given. Great photo though.
Larger version available at source link.

http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/hb6n39p0wq/FID5.jpg http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/...and=calisphere

Fab Fifties Fan Jun 15, 2012 9:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Los Angeles Past (Post 5732627)
Hey JP! Where ya been, kiddo? You've been kinda MIA for awhile yourself. ;) We need to get you and gsjansen back into action here!

Yep, MIA is accurate! I've been incredibly busy with a huge design project for about seven months now but always make a point of at least logging in to the thread daily to see the new posts and there have been a slew of awesome ones!!!

Last night while trolling through my countless storage drives of photos ,trying to find some inspiration for a rather problematic street level reception area, I came across these images that I downloaded a couple of years ago. This was the 1938 vintage Western Airlines office in the 1600 block of Vine next to the Brown Derby. I love everything about this place!

Exterior view with the Brown Derby parking garage to the left
http://imageshack.us/a/img267/3669/w...esexterior.png

Front entrance looking in (LOVE the sign lettering!!!)
http://imageshack.us/a/img52/2797/we...esinterior.png

Interior looking back out the front
http://imageshack.us/a/img855/2797/w...esinterior.png

Reception area
http://imageshack.us/a/img684/2797/w...esinterior.png
All images LAPL Auto Club of Southern California Collection

I don't think these have been posted to the thread before but, no matter, they are certainly worth looking at again and they actually did foster an inspiration for my current project:tup:

~Jon Paul

fhammon Jun 15, 2012 9:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Fab Fifties Fan (Post 5735762)
I love everything about this place!

Reception area
http://imageshack.us/a/img684/2797/w...esinterior.png
All images LAPL Auto Club of Southern California Collection

~Jon Paul

I can see why. Hard to believe this was 1938!
I dig the way the windows intersect with the pillars here. I've never seen that before. I don't generally like using this word anymore but the styling is awesome.

Albany NY Jun 16, 2012 12:56 AM

Where are they now....
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Los Angeles Past (Post 5735088)
In our album, there's a wallet card issued to my then 21-year-old mom that grants her permission to pass "throughout terminal property within limits marked or as shown" that was "good until revoked," and which was signed by the lead construction engineer, whose name appears to be A.G. Barclay. There's also a photo of a distinguished-looking gentleman named Mr. George Clark taken on station grounds on 1/27/39, and a picture taken the same day of a young lady named Dixie Huntsman posing in front of the new station, who I'm presuming was Mr. Clark's secretary. Here's the new station, photographed that day by my mom.

I was interested in Scott's Mother's photographs and notations, especially the mention of the photo including A.J. (not A.G.) Barclay and Dixie Huntsman. The name Dixie Huntsman jumped out at me right away....not out of recognition, but simply because it seems like such a cool name. In all these old photos I can't help wondering whatever happened to the average people in the photos. The buildings, landscape, and history of Los Angeles is well-documented, but not the regular inhabitants. By chance, I came across a listing for a Dixie Huntsman on Google (Where else?!). She seems to have been born March 18, 1913, and died December 11, 1997. She is buried in Riverside National Cemetery. She apparently had a daughter, also named Dixie, born in 1940. Perhaps she was "in the family way" when Scott's Mother took her photo in 1939. I know it may be an annoying distraction to discuss an unknown "nobody" in this forum, but Los Angeles history would be nothing without the people who lived through it. Ordinary people, ordinary lives, wonderful times.

Garry

Fab Fifties Fan Jun 16, 2012 5:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fhammon (Post 5735768)
I can see why. Hard to believe this was 1938!
I dig the way the windows intersect with the pillars here. I've never seen that before. I don't generally like using this word anymore but the styling is awesome.


Good eye fhammon!

That is the element that is my inspiration for a feature that I am adding to my design concept!!!

~Jon Paul

Los Angeles Past Jun 16, 2012 5:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Albany NY (Post 5735923)
I was interested in Scott's Mother's photographs and notations, especially the mention of the photo including A.J. (not A.G.) Barclay and Dixie Huntsman. The name Dixie Huntsman jumped out at me right away....not out of recognition, but simply because it seems like such a cool name. In all these old photos I can't help wondering whatever happened to the average people in the photos. The buildings, landscape, and history of Los Angeles is well-documented, but not the regular inhabitants. By chance, I came across a listing for a Dixie Huntsman on Google (Where else?!). She seems to have been born March 18, 1913, and died December 11, 1997. She is buried in Riverside National Cemetery. She apparently had a daughter, also named Dixie, born in 1940. Perhaps she was "in the family way" when Scott's Mother took her photo in 1939. I know it may be an annoying distraction to discuss an unknown "nobody" in this forum, but Los Angeles history would be nothing without the people who lived through it. Ordinary people, ordinary lives, wonderful times.

Garry

Yes! It does look more like A.J. Barclay, not A.G., now that you mention it.
http://i699.photobucket.com/albums/v.../lauptpass.jpg

http://i699.photobucket.com/albums/v...ark_012739.jpg

http://i699.photobucket.com/albums/v...untsman_39.jpg

Mom and Dixie
http://i699.photobucket.com/albums/v...omanddixie.jpg
All images from my family album

-Scott

fhammon Jun 16, 2012 12:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fab Fifties Fan (Post 5736103)
Good eye fhammon!

That is the element that is my inspiration for a feature that I am adding to my design concept!!!

~Jon Paul

The striking reality of it is that it no longer exists...except fortunately documented in the photos. Somebody was given the task of de-constructing it. What went through their minds? A beer at the end of the day? A paycheck? I wonder what they thought about sometimes.
Will your design endure or are you also thinking in terms of paychecks and beer? I greatly doubt it (the terms I mean) but life is weird that way. Ya just never know what might endure. Look at what we're looking at now.

ethereal_reality Jun 16, 2012 7:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5735577)
AMAZING photo collages of Union Station David! Thanks for sharing them.

OOPS! I meant to thank Scott for sharing those amazing photographs.


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