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GaylordWilshire Aug 31, 2012 11:37 PM

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Originally Posted by rick m (Post 5815962)
A quick search at Regional History sources on LAPL.org provides the data- with 2 possibilities - E.A. Forrester home either at no. or so. stretch of Lake Street- # is 1121 - this runs parallel and one block west of Alvarado- so either quite close to Echo Park Lake (though awfully hilly thereabouts for this estate) Or more likely several blocks south east of Macarthur Park- then a tony Westlake neighborhood----His firm was downtown on So.Spring St.--All this easily found in the 1909 City Directory - online---

http://imageshack.us/a/img36/2572/aacabinetea.jpg

This would be E.A. Forrester's house at 949 West 7th Street-- where the Statler/Wilshire Grand is about to no longer be. He moved to 1121 S Lake St between 1905 and
1907, and that house still stands:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-m...2520PM.bmp.jpgGoogle Street View

It's just down the street from the Lady in a Cage house we've see here before (1132 S. Lake): http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=2027

rick m Sep 1, 2012 1:18 AM

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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5816978)
http://imageshack.us/a/img36/2572/aacabinetea.jpg

This would be E.A. Forrester's house at 949 West 7th Street-- where the Statler/Wilshire Grand is about to no longer be. He moved to 1121 S Lake St between 1905 and
1907, and that house still stands:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-m...2520PM.bmp.jpgGoogle Street View

It's just down the street from the Lady in a Cage house we've see here before (1132 S. Lake): http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=2027

Thanks for clarifying this casa's exact site by dipping into an 1890 record ! BTW - when I entered FORRESTER into LAPL Photo Collection search - Wow! Came up with a 1949 trove of a white slavery trial on "pandering queen" Ms.Forrester-hope she did not besmirch her namesake's heritage! Do check this out (if not a prior entry!)

GaylordWilshire Sep 1, 2012 12:51 PM

:previous:

http://the-wanderling.com/allen01.jpghttp://the-wanderling.com/


Ah, Brenda Allen. Brenda has been a favorite noir character here--and she is often mentioned in connection to the Black Dahlia. Put "Brenda Allen" in the thread search--and at least 10 posts on her will turn up. And there is this excellent overview: http://the-wanderling.com/brenda_allen.html

MichaelRyerson Sep 1, 2012 9:26 PM

Couple of my favorite Brendas...
 
First, Brenda's got to eat...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8170/7...16242758_o.jpg
Tin Plate Special, Brenda Allen, 1949

enjoying some of that county fare...

LAPL

Then we have Brenda at her most haughty, eyes flashing behind the signature shades, while Sol labors away at making the case for her...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8295/7...3c0a3311_o.jpg
Brenda Allen released on probation, 1951 (1)

USCdigital archive/Los Angeles Examiner Negatives Collection, 1950-1961


and then Brenda signing out...(a really nice image)


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8460/7...5d118b68_o.jpg
Brenda Allen released on probation, 1951 (5)

USCdigital archive/Los Angeles Examiner Negatives Collection, 1950-1961


And finally Brenda and Sol hit the streets (in this case Broadway, with the Hall of Justice and the Alhambra in the background)

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8455/7...1aeeb10b_o.jpg
Brenda Allen released on probation, 1951 (10)

USCdigital archive/Los Angeles Examiner Negatives Collection, 1950-1961

MichaelRyerson Sep 3, 2012 12:56 AM

Just a fresh faced kid telling her story, 1940
 
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8304/7...36842924_o.jpg
Brenda Allen, ca.1940

'Brenda Allen Burns today told jurors in the white slave trial how she tried unsuccessfully for three hours to resist the advances of "Glamor Boy" Bristol Barrett and the "sales talks" of men luring her into a life of shame. Brenda Allen Burns had several known aliases: Brenda Allen Burns, Brenda Burns Allen, Brenda Burns, Brenda Burris. Photograph July 18, 1940.'

LAPL

BifRayRock Sep 3, 2012 1:16 AM

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Originally Posted by 3940dxer (Post 5668996)
Actually e_r, I don't think anyone has covered the Alligator Farm on this thread, and that was going to be my next topic. I want to review my images before posting but will throw this one out right now -- I mean, how can you not love it?
http://wwww.dkse.net/david/Alligator...tor.riding.JPG
http://www.ebay.com



Undated
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics45/00042065.jpg
http://www.lincolnheightsla.com/alligator/earnest9.jpg http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7lPdF8W3RB...s1600/ali4.jpggoogle
1911
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics45/00042069.jpglapl

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets.../CHS-6308?v=hrUSC Digital




Domesticated gators . . .
http://www.cartermuseum.org/sites/al...76-48-53_s.jpghttp://www.cartermuseum.org/sites/al...76-48-53_s.jpg

. . . live longer?
http://www.sideshowworld.com/110-Roa...or/Farm.h2.jpg http://www.sideshowworld.com/110-Roa...ator/Farm.html

Absolutely no harm is posed by "tame" gators! (???)
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics29/00064155.jpg

http://www.lincolnheightsla.com/alligator/earnest15.jpghttp://www.lincolnheightsla.com/alligator/earnest15.jpg

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics29/00064156.jpglapl

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets.../CHS-6312?v=hrUSC Digital

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But Lincoln Heights' reptile problem ended in 1953, when Earnest's grandson, Ken Earnest, moved his legacy of four legged handbags-in-waiting to bucolic Buena Park. Not long after the park closed, the rock group Bill Haley and the Comets recorded the top 10 hit "See You Later, Alligator."http://www.lincolnheightsla.com/alligator/
http://c3.cduniverse.ws/resized/250x...21/7431721.jpggoogle

Although Bill Haley recorded the alligator song in the 50's, there is not much evidence that the recording or its release was connected to the Alligator Farm or its demise. Both the song and the expression were in use well before the Lincoln Heights reptiles said their final so long. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/See_You_Later,_Alligator



BifRayRock Sep 3, 2012 1:29 AM


What a difference a year or two can make.

July 14, 1951, Santa Monica court prepares for the business of dispensing Justice.
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...222-011~1?v=hr

August 1958. Same building entrance, a little landscaping - seven years later. Fresh faced fourteen y/o Tuesday Weld - seeking contract approval.
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...406-028~1?v=hrUSC Digital
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Approximately one year later, Oct. 9, 1959. Interior of same court, much older Tuesday Weld successfully petitioning for a name change.
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...648-018~1?v=hr

Checking for gators?
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...648-018~3?v=hr http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...648-018~2?v=hr
All fromUSC Digital

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_-8ahlnmkXy...m-court-01.JPGgoogle

MichaelRyerson Sep 3, 2012 1:53 AM

By any name, she was a doll.

MichaelRyerson Sep 3, 2012 3:28 PM

Main Street between Sixth and Seventh, 1941
 
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8172/7...e7b22618_o.jpg
Main Street between Sixth & Seventh, 1941 (p)


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8169/7...04449dbb_o.jpg
Main Street between Sixth & Seventh, 1941 (o)


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8037/7...c623e75e_o.jpg
Main Street between Sixth & Seventh, 1941 (n)


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8176/7...f6bf4f76_o.jpg
Main Street between Sixth & Seventh, 1941 (m)


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8030/7...8dd79822_o.jpg
Main Street between Sixth & Seventh, 1941 (l)


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8299/7...40758c69_o.jpg
Main Street between Sixth & Seventh, 1941 (k)


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8029/7...cb4f1fb4_o.jpg
Main Street between Sixth & Seventh, 1941 (j)


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8176/7...b0899472_o.jpg
Main Street between Sixth & Seventh, 1941 (i)


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8443/7...baf5aa51_o.jpg
Main Street between Sixth & Seventh, 1941 (h)


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8458/7...fb131bc0_o.jpg
Main Street between Sixth & Seventh, 1941 (g)


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8295/7...337eb1f3_o.jpg
Main Street between Sixth & Seventh, 1941 (f)


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8436/7...5d6d2884_o.jpg
Main Street between Sixth & Seventh, 1941 (ef)


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8297/7...3674ae93_o.jpg
Main Street between Sixth & Seventh, 1941 (e)


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8306/7...0c371460_o.jpg
Main Street between Sixth & Seventh, 1941 (d)


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8174/7...c45fe455_o.jpg
Main Street between Sixth & Seventh, 1941 (c)


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8307/7...3206e0b2_o.jpg
Main Street between Sixth & Seventh, 1941 (b)


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8452/7...fe922a54_o.jpg
Main Street between Sixth & Seventh, 1941 (a)

USCdigital archive/Automobile Club of Southern California negatives, 1892-1963

rcarlton Sep 3, 2012 3:48 PM

Keeping LA clean (1957):
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...233-001~1?v=hr Los Angeles Examiner Negatives Collection, 1950-1961

Los Angeles Past Sep 3, 2012 11:37 PM

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Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 5818768)
Main Street between Sixth & Seventh, 1941. USCdigital archive/Automobile Club of Southern California negatives, 1892-1963


Fantastic! I wish whoever took those had done the same thing for all the streets of Downtown!

MichaelRyerson Sep 4, 2012 12:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Los Angeles Past (Post 5819131)
Fantastic! I wish whoever took those had done the same thing for all the streets of Downtown!

I really agree Scott, I love em. Several are so good they stand alone and if we were ever to have a noirish Los Angeles get-together, I'd want to have it at Dave's Music Box, which is, of course, alas long gone.

ethereal_reality Sep 4, 2012 12:51 AM

:previous: I have to agree, 'the Main Street between 6th & 7th' photographs are some of the best that I've ever seen.
Also, great post on the alligator farm bifrayrock...very impressive. :)
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Thanks for the information on the 'Dick' Whittington Studios GaylordWilshire. It's much appreciated.

ethereal_reality Sep 4, 2012 2:14 AM

An exceptional 'noirish' snapshot found on ebay. I would love to know where the photographer was located (a nearby hotel?)



http://imageshack.us/a/img14/8452/aa...939isthisl.jpg


After using 'google earth' for the last half hour..I've decided the photo is looking north on Rampart Boulevard.





below: Does anyone recognize this building and it's rooftop sign? (or the building directly across the street with the billboard)

http://imageshack.us/a/img689/8452/a...939isthisl.jpg
detail
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Chuckaluck Sep 4, 2012 2:24 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5225556)
^^^great photos gsjansen!

I've posted quite a few cable railway photos but I somehow missed this one.
below: The cable car viaduct over the Southern Pacific rail yards (now the Los Angeles State Historic Park) 1889.
http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/2...9streetcar.jpg
Metro Library Archive

This reminds me of the EL in Chicago. I wonder if there was ever a proposal to build an elevated rail system in downtown Los Angeles?


Do not recall seeing this particular photo of the San Fernando Street Elevated. A note accompanying this photo indicates abandonment in 1904 - approximately 5 years after its construction. Abandonment, as distinguished from demolition?

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets.../CHS-6367?v=hr USC Digital

Chuckaluck Sep 4, 2012 3:14 AM

Have previously seen this lithograph (ca.1877) in much larger format, but perhaps not on this forum. (Print was memorable because it was before Brooklyn H[e]ights acquired an "e" in its name);) Wish the search functions, or my ability to navigate same, were a bit more up to snuff. Sorry if its a duplicate.

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets.../CHS-7157?v=hrUSC Digital

Los Angeles Past Sep 4, 2012 3:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuckaluck (Post 5819294)
Have previously seen this lithograph (ca.1877) in much larger format, but perhaps not on this forum. (Print was memorable because it was before Brooklyn H[e]ights acquired an "e" in its name);) Wish the search functions, or my ability to navigate same, were a bit more up to snuff. Sorry if its a duplicate.

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets.../CHS-7157?v=hrUSC Digital


Nice! I can just make out the giant old sycamore tree that gave Aliso St. its name. And there's Macy St.'s covered bridge over the Los Angeles River again, too. I'd love to see the large format version of this old pano sometime!

-Scott

Chuckaluck Sep 4, 2012 4:11 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5407237)
The Queen Apartments at 529 California Street displaying an exuberant mixture of architectural styles.
http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/987...ts529calif.jpg lapl

http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics45/00042065.jpg

Fascinating how both structures take advantage of the "layered" (or "littered") look. A precursor to the Transformers? PreGoogie?

Alligator Ranch, a misguided homage to Mt. Vernon, the Parthenon and Noah's Ark? Is the uppermost structure originally from a covered bridge? Same imaginative designer responsible for the Gator water slide (see above), before being eaten by the gators?

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The new and improved design?

Buster Keaton, 1920 "One Week."
http://dcairns.files.wordpress.com/2...1h23m12s67.pnghttp://dcairns.wordpress.com/tag/one-week/

ethereal_reality Sep 4, 2012 5:05 AM

:previous: ...very funny Chuckaluck! :)
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ethereal_reality Sep 4, 2012 5:31 AM

snapshot...'location unknown'.

http://imageshack.us/a/img33/8980/aa...ayoriginal.jpg
snapshot/ebay

I believe this is the north side (rear view) of the iconic May Co. on Wilshire Blvd.
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