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ethereal_reality Oct 3, 2012 4:20 AM

:previous: They look very similar. I thought you had the two locations confused (hence this meaningless post).

rcarlton Oct 3, 2012 4:22 AM

I refreshed the older picture of the Maryland Hotel.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8033/8...69cd690a_b.jpg

ethereal_reality Oct 3, 2012 4:33 AM

:previous: Nice...rcarlton.

Los Angeles Past Oct 3, 2012 5:01 AM

Some photos from the 1920s (and a map from the 1840s) depicting the Sanchez Adobe, now believed by many to be the oldest building in Los Angeles.

BifRayRock Oct 3, 2012 5:07 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5853400)
:previous: They look very similar. I thought you had the two locations confused (hence this meaningless post).

The source lists the address as "Hollywood" and Vine. The Ice Cream Igloo was listed as being on Pico "Street." Plenty of room for "disclarity." :haha:

Some previously posted by gsjansen http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1498 More here:http://www.radiocityhollywood.com/?p=15

1938 Construction Sunset and Vine
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics06/00012888.jpghttp://www.radiocityhollywood.com/wp...tion%20(2).jpg

1939 Vine Street Studio
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics26/00032789.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics06/00012874.jpg

1939 Sound Stage
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics06/00012860.jpg

1939 Interior Mural
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics06/00012858.jpg

1940 Hollywood Cahuenga Pass (NBC on VIne)
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics45/00072195.jpg

Undated
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics06/00012959.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/pics16/00007735.jpghttp://jpg2.lapl.org/pics03/00011283.jpg
http://www.radiocityhollywood.com/wp...BC%20Linen.jpghttp://www.radiocityhollywood.com/?p=15


1958
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics06/00012993.jpgAll from Lapl

1964 Goodbye! Sunset and Vine in Hollywood.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3008/...6a2296e7_o.jpg FLickr

BifRayRock Oct 3, 2012 5:20 AM

All motorists approve! (What do pedestrians think?)

http://www.radiocityhollywood.com/wp...io%20Motel.jpghttp://www.radiocityhollywood.com/wp...io%20Motel.jpg

ethereal_reality Oct 3, 2012 5:23 AM

Just to clarify...I meant MY post was meaningless not yours BRR.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5853400)
:previous: They look very similar. I thought you had the two locations confused (hence this meaningless post).


BifRayRock Oct 3, 2012 5:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5853452)
Just to clarify...I meant MY post was meaningless not yours BRR.

No misunderstanding. No need to clarify! :):tup:

Meaningless?:haha:
Safari Ride at Ocean Park '58 (Monkey Island escapee is no match for Jane Darwell aka Ma Joad?)
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00077/00077811.jpglapl

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/4O9uscPGV0o/0.jpg

BifRayRock Oct 3, 2012 5:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Los Angeles Past (Post 5853438)
Some photos from the 1920s (and a map from the 1840s) depicting the Sanchez Adobe, now believed by many to be the oldest building in Los Angeles.

:previous:

Scholarly and very well presented - as always.

Those Who Squirm! Oct 3, 2012 6:14 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5430117)
The building at 326 South Spring Street was the location of World Heavyweight Champion Jim Jeffries' Bar.


http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/6...326sosprin.jpg
usc digital archive



below: Jim Jeffries' Gentlemen's Club at 326 Spring Street.

http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/7...ringsthuge.jpg
boxrec


I've been trying to find this, because I remember reading in a 1930s-era book about L.A. that there was then a plaque or something like that in the sidewalk, commemorating Jeffries. Is there any chance the plaque is still there?

BifRayRock Oct 3, 2012 7:45 AM

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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5679723)
http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/119...lerjan2011.jpg
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/3680/...rmarch2011.jpg

"Driving" down La Brea on Google Street View, these images fade into each other....

Interesting how La Brea was once littered with auto dealerships. Found a scribbled note that mentioned Lail Old. Just discovered there was an "R.L. Lail Oldsmobile" dealership at 419-421 South La Brea in 1938. http://rescarta.lapl.org:8080/ResCar...il&submit=Find
This most probably predated the pictured "modernized" Chrysler Jeep complex.

LaBrea '68 (Blurry depiction of Fourth and La Brea, where the above dealership and others purveying and repairing modern dinosaurs once flourished.)
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...-B41-ISLA?v=hrUSCDigital


Handsome Stranger Oct 3, 2012 8:34 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5853376)
I am still baffled by Don Lee's decision to build a swimming pool atop Mt. Lee. What was the need?

Programs that featured pretty girls in bathing suits, perhaps?

http://www.earlytelevision.org/images/w6XAO-6.jpg
[source: earlytelevision.org]

(It's a little difficult to make out, but the side of the television camera reads "Don Lee.")

rick m Oct 3, 2012 1:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Those Who Squirm (Post 5853484)
I've been trying to find this, because I remember reading in a 1930s-era book about L.A. that there was then a plaque or something like that in the sidewalk, commemorating Jeffries. Is there any chance the plaque is still there?

Nope- Just the immense R.Reagan California State Bldng hulking on this block-- John Rechy's City Of Night refers obliquely to this old bar as the 1-2-3 club- to protect it's by then transvestite and male hustler denizens - years after Jim Jeffries passed on---

rcarlton Oct 3, 2012 1:13 PM

Looking at the 1923 city directory for any noire like subjects and found the Nick Harris Detectives.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8316/8...ef3cbcf8_b.jpgLAPL

1939 directory:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8322/8...06681753_b.jpgLAPL
Noire like address:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8311/8...786baa86_b.jpgGE

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8029/8...6b4176df_b.jpgGE

A corner view of the exterior of the theater, seen from across the street. Marquee on the left side says: Vitaphone. Samuel Goldyn's "The Hurricane and Missing Witnesses". 1939.
http://jpg2.lapl.org/theater3/00015626.jpgLAPL

http://jpg2.lapl.org/theater1/00014819.jpgLAPL

The Warner Brothers Downtown Theatre, previously the Pantages Theatre, located at 401 W. 7th Street, was designed by architect B. Marcus Priteca in the Greek revival style in 1919, and opened on August 16, 1920.
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00100/00100744.jpgLAPL

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics37/00068292.jpgLAPL

Corner view of the Pantages. The marquee is not visible, but entrance to the theater can be seen. c1926.
http://jpg2.lapl.org/theater3/00015536.jpgLAPL

http://jpg2.lapl.org/theater3/00015534.jpgLAPL

A view of the northwest corner of 7th & Hill taken from a quarter of a block away and looking down 7th street. A vertical sign on the building identifies the Pantages, and the marquee reads: "Submarine and Sound of Music second big week - now". Crowds of people are in the crosswalks in front of the theatre and on both sides of Hill.

http://jpg2.lapl.org/theater3/00015535.jpgLAPL


Nick Harris Detectives still lives! Seems the agency once changed hands during a poker game.

rcarlton Oct 3, 2012 3:26 PM

Could this be the Globe Department Store?

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8322/8...06681753_b.jpgLAPL

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8031/8...76e16e4a_b.jpgGE

Sure has changed. Tower still stands.

Arch2000 Oct 3, 2012 4:50 PM

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Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 5853514)

LaBrea '68 (Blurry depiction of Fourth and La Brea, where the above dealership and others purveying and repairing modern dinosaurs once flourished.)
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...-B41-ISLA?v=hrUSCDigital

I was thinking about the AT&T building which is behind the 'Daily Planet'/Mutual of Omaha/Ashahi (Currently Samsung) building on La Brea. The building can be seen in the aerial above as the cube-like structure immediately north of the the Mutual of Omaha building.

It appears to be deco/mid 30's to 40's in its construction and design, and also has many windows so it appears to have been a regular building and not purposely built to hold switching equipment (like it's unfortunate annex built later, likely in the 70's or early 80's)

The post showing the construction of the black deco building next door still shows the area as fairly low-rise and residential, it's hard to tell when the building was built and what it was for. Any one have any information on this gem hidden in plain sight?

Centropolis Oct 3, 2012 6:32 PM

all kinds of awesomeness. thanks.

ethereal_reality Oct 3, 2012 6:42 PM

http://imageshack.us/a/img233/5413/a...reacabanar.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img542/5413/a...reacabanar.jpg
matchbook/ebay



So far we have overlooked this fine understated art deco building here on 'noirish Los Angeles'.
I certainly have never noticed it before. It is just south of Wilshire on the west side of La Brea.


http://imageshack.us/a/img39/3576/aadeco736slabrea1.jpg
google street views





http://imageshack.us/a/img803/1979/a...reacabanar.jpg
google street views

I would love to go inside.
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ethereal_reality Oct 3, 2012 6:54 PM

http://imageshack.us/a/img515/7343/pctram1926.jpg
ebay

What is this strange contraption? an early version of a hovercraft? (I'm kidding) :)
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rcarlton Oct 3, 2012 7:05 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5854085)
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8453/8...785b46ea_b.jpg
ebay

What is this strange contraption? an early version of a hovercraft? (I'm kidding) :)
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Looks to have 4 wheels, which can be seen near the gentleman's foot who is handing the ticket to the lady and another near the back of the contraption. The handles must be for steering (you can see bars going under the seat to the axle), like on some of those fancy lawnmowers. How was it powered?


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