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rbpjr Jun 27, 2012 12:52 AM

The entire movie "Robot Monster" is available at Youtube.com....and it is...really bad!

fhammon Jun 27, 2012 1:44 AM

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Originally Posted by rbpjr (Post 5747761)
The entire movie "Robot Monster" is available at Youtube.com....and it is...really bad!

Watching it now...could use some popcorn. Shoulda stopped by Trader Joe's first.

KevinW Jun 27, 2012 4:13 AM

This craftsman masterpiece sitting in the middle of the Inglewood Oil Fields is now my official favorite find of the Noirish thread. I'm looking into a tour tomorrow and hope to post images soon...

http://www.baldwinhillsoilhouse.com/...nt-295x209.jpg

http://www.baldwinhillsoilhouse.com/...se-525x347.jpg[/QUOTE]

BDiH Jun 27, 2012 4:28 AM

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Originally Posted by KevinW (Post 5747503)

You're right GW, it does look like Hollywood so I looked up the old L.A. Central Directory for 1942 (the closest I could find to 1949) and came up with this



I'd say the most promising is 6637 Hollywood Blvd., next door to Musso and Franks.

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The building housing the souvenir shop at 6637 Hollywood Boulevard is relatively new. The old building burned down. Before the fire, 6637 housed McGoo's Pizza Parlor in the 1960's. Prior to McGoo's, the address was home to Bradley's 5 & 10, (short beer: five cents, tall beer: ten cents) which was around during WWII and after.

Flyingwedge Jun 27, 2012 5:07 AM

Wow, I wondered about that oilfield house almost my whole conscious life, posted a question about it here, and got an answer the very next day! Is this a great thread or what?
Thanks, fhammon!

fhammon Jun 27, 2012 10:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 5748070)
Wow, I wondered about that oilfield house almost my whole conscious life, posted a question about it here, and got an answer the very next day! Is this a great thread or what?
Thanks, fhammon!

It's a privilege to return/pass-on the favor that others have afforded me..
This thread lives and breaths vitality of special interest.
It's a wonderful thing.

MichaelRyerson Jun 27, 2012 1:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5087987)
:previous:

Don't be-- it does look as though the church tower could easily be part of the Cord complex. Btw, re the model of the Garden of Allah-- I remember seeing it when it was sitting under plastic outside near the corner of Sunset & Crescent Heights (in the '70s or early '80s). I read somewhere about it being moved into the bank, but also that it is no longer there. I wonder what became of it?

I apologise in advance if this has been covered before (but the thread has gotten so big and the search engine so puny...well). The scale model of the Garden of Allah is apparently owned by a local hairdresser (and salon owner) named David Meyers and has been up for auction several times.

From LACurbed, " In 1959, they paved the twenties-era celebrity estate-turned-bungalow court Garden of Allah and put up a strip mall (Joni Mitchell may or may not have written a song about it), and only in LA would they display a model of the demolished paradise at the bank that replaced it. The Garden, built by actress Alla Nazimova, was one big Hollywood party through the twenties and thirties, and everyone, from Orson Wellses to Ernest Hemingway, lived there at one time or another. A model of the property was on display for years after its demolition at what is now a Chase Bank at Sunset and Crescent Heights, but at some point the model went missing. Recently, it showed up on eBay, where a second auction ended yesterday with a high bid of $1,225 and the reserve still unmet (the first auction was pulled early).

Jo Michaels, who has been handling the sale, tells Curbed that the model is owned by hairdresser and My Haircut Place owner David Meyers. They're selling for $500,000, but according to Michaels, have already turned down a $2.5 million offer because they prefer to sell to someone who will make the model available to the public. He says that while "it doesn't have to go to someone who's not willing to put it on display...we would love [that]." He adds: "We just want to get rid of it."

Michaels says Meyers used to own a shop in the Sunset/Crescent Heights strip mall and found the model over a decade ago when he was cleaning the place out. The property manager told him he could keep it. The pair re-found the model recently while cleaning out Meyers' attic."

I, personally, have some problems with the particulars of the narrative here but who am I, really?

Earl Boebert Jun 27, 2012 3:51 PM

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Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 5748251)
I apologise in advance if this has been covered before (but the thread has gotten so big and the search engine so puny...well). The scale model of the Garden of Allah is apparently owned by a local hairdresser (and salon owner) named David Meyers and has been up for auction several times.

From LACurbed, " In 1959, they paved the twenties-era celebrity estate-turned-bungalow court Garden of Allah and put up a strip mall (Joni Mitchell may or may not have written a song about it), and only in LA would they display a model of the demolished paradise at the bank that replaced it. The Garden, built by actress Alla Nazimova, was one big Hollywood party through the twenties and thirties, and everyone, from Orson Wellses to Ernest Hemingway, lived there at one time or another. A model of the property was on display for years after its demolition at what is now a Chase Bank at Sunset and Crescent Heights, but at some point the model went missing. Recently, it showed up on eBay, where a second auction ended yesterday with a high bid of $1,225 and the reserve still unmet (the first auction was pulled early).

Jo Michaels, who has been handling the sale, tells Curbed that the model is owned by hairdresser and My Haircut Place owner David Meyers. They're selling for $500,000, but according to Michaels, have already turned down a $2.5 million offer because they prefer to sell to someone who will make the model available to the public. He says that while "it doesn't have to go to someone who's not willing to put it on display...we would love [that]." He adds: "We just want to get rid of it."

Michaels says Meyers used to own a shop in the Sunset/Crescent Heights strip mall and found the model over a decade ago when he was cleaning the place out. The property manager told him he could keep it. The pair re-found the model recently while cleaning out Meyers' attic."

I, personally, have some problems with the particulars of the narrative here but who am I, really?

This appears to be the model:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_RkNljh7_by...600-h/GOA1.jpg

If so, I've seen better work.

Cheers,

Earl

GaylordWilshire Jun 27, 2012 4:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Earl Boebert (Post 5748427)
This appears to be the model:

http://img804.imageshack.us/img804/7...allahmodel.jpg

If so, I've seen better work.

Cheers,

Earl

Looks amazing to me. When this picture turned up a while back, I think someone actually assumed it was a real aerial shot of the G of A.

fhammon Jun 27, 2012 6:52 PM

I could see that was a model right away,
What about this one. 1850s Los Angeles. Model or photo?
Some captions say it's a model. If so, where is it?
Notice the convergence of Main St. Los Angeles St. and San Pedro are exactly as they appear today.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...LosAngeles.jpg

Oviatt Building Fan Jun 27, 2012 7:21 PM

Ethereal Reality, you did it! Incredible sleuthing, and wonderfully presented! :cheers:

Thank you so much ... and if you or anyone else have any questions about the Oviatt Building (617 S. Olive St., near the corner of Olive and Sixth in downtown L.A.), I'd be more than happy to answer them.


Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5742249)
This past week I've been preparing a post on a 'colorful' (as in lavender) character in Hollywood by the name of Jean Malin.
In his early career Mr. Malin was an actor specializing in female impersonations, but after moving to Hollywood (from New York)
he became a celebrated emcee and master of ceremonies at various night clubs in Hollywood.



After viewing OBF's mystery photo something about the mural caught my eye. It finally dawned on me that it resembled the mural behind Pat DiCicco, Jean Malin, Thelma Todd (the cute bubbly blonde...later murdered) and Lois Wilson circa 1932

http://imageshack.us/a/img812/1227/a...lubnewyork.jpg
http://www.queermusicheritage.us/malin.html

But the location of the photograph was the Club New Yorker, so at first I thought wrong city.

As it turns out, the Club New Yorker was Jean Malin's short lived night club located in the basement of the Hotel Christie in the heart of Hollywood.

http://imageshack.us/a/img801/1417/a...esclubnewy.jpg
http://www.martinturnbull.com/?page_id=19





below: Entrance to Jean Malin's Club New Yorker.

http://imageshack.us/a/img814/3385/a...erhotelchr.jpg
http://www.queermusicheritage.us/malin.html

I wonder if the art deco (terrazzo?) sidewalk design is still there?







I still had some doubt that this was the same location as OBF's 'mystery' photo until this smaller photograph from January of 1933.

http://imageshack.us/a/img62/1227/aa...lubnewyork.jpg
http://www.queermusicheritage.us/malin.html


Mystery solved! :) and it was quite fun


___


Earl Boebert Jun 27, 2012 8:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fhammon (Post 5748619)
I could see that was a model right away,
What about this one. 1850s Los Angeles. Model or photo?
Some captions say it's a model. If so, where is it?
Notice the convergence of Main St. Los Angeles St. and San Pedro are exactly as they appear today.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...LosAngeles.jpg

http://www.usvmyg.org/images/Model.jpg

I vote for model, with a painted backdrop. My guess of the boundary is in white.

Cheers,

Earl

fhammon Jun 27, 2012 8:24 PM

Good, Earl.
I see what you're seeing.
It buggith me thinking about where that model is now.
It's extremely well detailed. Historically exact from all of the maps and photos I've seen.

Oviatt Building Fan Jun 27, 2012 8:31 PM

.
In 1932, the hotel's structure extended further to the right (west) on Hollywood Blvd. than it does today. The Club New Yorker was next to where the hotel's truncated right side is now. Today, the long-gone club's location is an empty walled lot, as can be seen in the photo below.

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Originally Posted by fhammon (Post 5742293)
Stupid me. I forgot to look around the corner.
It's all there.

http://i45.tinypic.com/2yvw7i9.jpg

6724 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles CA
United States
aka "Hollywood Inn Hotel"
http://www.xenu-directory.net/docume...address_id=266


fhammon Jun 27, 2012 9:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Oviatt Building Fan (Post 5748774)
.
In 1932, the hotel's structure extended further to the right (west) on Hollywood Blvd. than it does today. The Club New Yorker was next to where the hotel's truncated right side is now. Today, the long-gone club's location is an empty walled lot, as can be seen in the photo below.

I see that now. I was both right and wrong previously.
So....is the basement still there, under the parking lot?

Oviatt Building Fan Jun 27, 2012 9:50 PM

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Originally Posted by fhammon (Post 5748866)
I see that now. I was both right and wrong previously.
So....is the basement still there, under the parking lot?


I live 10 minutes away from there, so I'm going to do my best to find out! Will keep you posted.

MichaelRyerson Jun 27, 2012 11:22 PM

The Box Boy and the Garden of Allah
 
Since we have been recently talking about the long lost and now
re-discovered scale model of the Garden of Allah...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8160/7...1d67ed31_z.jpg
Picture 9

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7246/7...ea2fa89d_z.jpg
Picture 10

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7265/7...1a1efdd5_z.jpg
Picture 11

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7266/7...38393300_z.jpg
Picture 12

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8141/7...d6a317f0_z.jpg
Picture 13

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7136/7...ebd94333_z.jpg
Picture 14

the model cars are distractingly out of scale.

screen caps from youtube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LArAs1mFUUg


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8155/7...54061513_b.jpg
thesunfax LAPL
this image was originally posted by GaylordWilshire

Isn't this a beautiful building? The Sunfax was one of the four grocery stores my father operated in the late forties through the fifties. It was located at Sunset Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue, just a few blocks east of the Garden of Allah. Unlike our store on Burton Way, the Sunfax did not operate delivery trucks, per se, but we would, on occasion, make deliveries in the immediate neighborhood by simply sending out a box boy or two, on foot. It wasn't unusual to go over to the Garden of Allah. Of course, none of us box boys knew anything about the history of the place, it was just another delivery to us, usually meant a reasonable tip from some slightly eccentric elderly resident. Yeah, to us it was just business as usual. That is until 1959.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7121/7...620bde10_z.jpg
Picture 1

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8149/7...d6ba57ff_z.jpg
Picture 7

They came in their sun hats and summer dresses, hoping for a bargain, a stick of furniture, a knick-knack, a bit of porcelain but secretly hoping the walls would whisper to them.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8018/7...cfd51206_z.jpg
Picture 5

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8017/7...d5883ba5_z.jpg
Picture 6

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7138/7...acb652c2_z.jpg
Picture 3

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8167/7...42f7195f_z.jpg
Picture 4

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8165/7...14b10711_z.jpg
Picture 8

I hope life was kind to these two, they seem to belong on that lovely staircase.

garden of allah via yotube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvAk5-RTR0w

fhammon Jun 28, 2012 12:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Earl Boebert (Post 5748722)
http://www.usvmyg.org/images/Model.jpg

I vote for model, with a painted backdrop. My guess of the boundary is in white.

Cheers,

Earl

Your marked photo should be shown at PuebloPlaza.
Do you mind? May I? Have you ever been there?

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/puebloplaza/

I think they'd like to see it.

GaylordWilshire Jun 28, 2012 1:49 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5742249)

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Q...istiehotel.jpgLos Angeles Times, 3-17-1941

I haven't found a shot anywhere of the Glidden, and barely a mention other than the one above. Start digging!


https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-F...2520AM.bmp.jpgGoogleSV

I'm curious about the white parts vs the brick parts of the Christie, and the phrasing in the obit--..."the old Glidden...became an annex..." and ..."incorporated the Glidden into the structure...". Was the Christie in a sense built on top of the Glidden?

Earl Boebert Jun 28, 2012 2:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fhammon (Post 5749130)
Your marked photo should be shown at PuebloPlaza.
Do you mind? May I? Have you ever been there?

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/puebloplaza/

I think they'd like to see it.

Feel free.

Cheers,

Earl


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