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ethereal_reality Sep 15, 2012 8:29 PM

:previous: Are you talking about the Hollywood Lighting Fixture building?
I could post the current photo if you like.

Chuckaluck Sep 15, 2012 8:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by agakhan44 (Post 5832781)
I get the address 1932-36 as 731 N. Western Avenue. It appears to have been renumbered to 737 N. Western Avenue but I do not know how to post the image of the current building using these controls yet.

http://rescarta.lapl.org:8080/ResCar...arch_doc=westn

So they started on the west side of Western and later moved across the street.

http://www.loopnet.com/Attachments/A...F0BF1BC2__.JPG

ethereal_reality Sep 15, 2012 8:56 PM

http://imageshack.us/a/img31/8480/aa...turesdecof.jpg
ebay


http://imageshack.us/a/img687/8954/a...ghtingfixt.jpg
google street view

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ethereal_reality Sep 15, 2012 9:59 PM

http://imageshack.us/a/img854/1481/a...e1897wmark.jpg
ebay

ethereal_reality Sep 16, 2012 12:43 AM

Photograph of Angels Flight circa 1950. Found on ebay.

http://imageshack.us/a/img213/4741/a...mebay1950q.jpg

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ethereal_reality Sep 16, 2012 1:12 AM

Snapshot of the vacant Hall of Records dated December 1968 (five years before it was demolished).

http://imageshack.us/a/img836/5893/s...8hallofrec.jpg
Nick Faitos, http://www.flickr.com//

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BifRayRock Sep 16, 2012 2:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5681159)

ER's recent post of the Hollywood Lighting Fixture Exterior on Western caused me to revisit that general vicinity as depicted on this forum, including 6 or 7 blocks north on Western where it intersects with Sunset. Briefly mentioned before http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1596, but at 1401 N. Western (aka 1377 Serrano) was the William Fox Studios. A Food4Less Grocery Store and ColorByDeluxe now occupy that location. It has been hypothesized that Fox was working both sides of Western Avenue for film production to the extent that it utilized space that spread to the west and bordered on the area now occupied by Home Depot.http://wikimapia.org/6542955/William...istorical-site

1920-24 Western Avenue intersecting w/ Sunset.
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...B2FA6982B?v=hr USC Digital

1927 Western Ave looking North from Fountain Avenue.http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets.../CHS-6801?v=hr

A vestige of the Sunset-Western Fox Lot
http://www.thestudiotour.com/fox/deluxe1.jpghttp://www.thestudiotour.com/fox/deluxe1.jpg

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1918(??)
GSJansen previously posted this photo and GW noted the archivist erroneously described the image as Fox's Original Lot on Western and Washington. http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1597 My understanding is that Fox started out by leasing space from the Selig-Polyscope lot in Edendale in 1917(?) and that in 1917 Fox acquired the Dixon Studio property at Western and Sunset.
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets.../CHS-9908?v=hr

BifRayRock Sep 16, 2012 3:01 AM

Another shot of Bob's Air Mail Service Mobile Station located at 5453 Wilshire Blvd. (Corner of Cochran and Wilshire). More Bob's here> http://mail.hostomega.com/showpost.p...postcount=7509

This picture seems particularly interesting considering that the plane's forward propellers appear to be in motion. The neighbors and anyone trying to read the newspaper behind the plane - must have loved it.

http://www.shieldsharper.com/no_Planestation_b.jpghttp://www.google.com

Lwize Sep 16, 2012 3:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5833032)
Snapshot of the vacant Hall of Records dated December 1968 (five years before it was demolished).

http://imageshack.us/a/img836/5893/s...8hallofrec.jpg
Nick Faitos, http://www.flickr.com//

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Am I the only one haunted by the Hall of Records? What a spooky building.

Moxie Sep 16, 2012 3:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arch2000 (Post 5831565)
Hi All, I'm new around here, I stumbled upon this thread about 4-5 weeks ago and have slowly been going post-by-post and soaking everything up. I'm only up to page 201!!

I'm a native Angelino, architect, and history buff. So this forum is right up my dark, dirty, alley.

I have so many comments/questions but I'm so far in the 'past' of the dialogue I'll hold my tongue as many of my thoughts may already have been added by others in the second half of the thread I haven't gotten to yet. I'm looking forward to reaching 'present day' in this noir thread and contributing to the discussion.

Welcome, Arch2000. I look forward to your thoughts on the posts. The thread is so addictive, I'm sure you'll get caught up sooner than you think. :)

ethereal_reality Sep 16, 2012 3:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 5833117)
This picture seems particularly interesting considering that the plane's forward propellers appear to be in motion. The neighbors and anyone trying to read the newspaper behind the plane - must have loved it.

http://www.shieldsharper.com/no_Planestation_b.jpghttp://www.google.com[/FONT][/SIZE][/COLOR]



below: I found this on ebay a few days ago BifRayRock. The propellers appear to be in motion in this photograph as well.
I didn't notice it until you pointed it out.

http://imageshack.us/a/img23/5346/aa...station193.jpg

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ethereal_reality Sep 16, 2012 4:07 AM

A before/after on Brand Boulevard in Glendale.

http://imageshack.us/a/img27/3109/aa...pacificele.jpg
http://www.pacificelectric.org/

http://imageshack.us/a/img543/5653/a...dblvdtoday.jpg
google street view

Any measure of vitality has been drained from this streetscape. :( Oh how I long for days gone by.
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BifRayRock Sep 16, 2012 5:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5833156)
below: I found this on ebay a few days ago BifRayRock. The propellers appear to be in motion in this photograph as well.
I didn't notice it until you pointed it out.

http://imageshack.us/a/img23/5346/aa...station193.jpg__

I have paused several times looking at these photos. It may have something to do with the camera's shutter speed, but in the smaller photo, those props look as though they are moving fast enough to taxi the aircraft. I do not see any exhaust or evidence of an electric motor that might move the props as a long term attention grabber. The pennants strung above the lot may indicate that this was a grand opening or some other special event. Also, the way the rear door seems ajar and fitted with stairs (in some of the other shots) almost suggests the public was invited to hop aboard. Curious about the need for the chain link fence when so many other areas seem exposed. In one shot it seems that the fence might be there to prevent unwanted contact between the public and the propellers, but other shots suggest the propellers were there for the touching. The fenced in areas do not seem like the place for an office or cashier either. Safekeeping of wiper blades and tires? Notice also the building that seems next your favorite apartment building. Judging from the advertising, that building may have included service bays.

In any event, Bob's must have been a work in progress over its short history. Notice the pumps seem to change color (some photos have dark pumps - below they are white/light colored). In the repost below, the rear propellers have twin blades and it is possible the fronts also have twin blades; however, in the other shots, there are triple blade props. Another optical illusion, or does the phone booth appear to have a triangular footprint rather than the traditional square shape? And that gumball machine in front of the phone booth looks empty . . . :apple:

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/578e9ef9d81851a4_large

MichaelRyerson Sep 16, 2012 12:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 5833117)
Another shot of Bob's Air Mail Service Mobile Station located at 5453 Wilshire Blvd. (Corner of Cochran and Wilshire).

This picture seems particularly interesting considering that the plane's forward propellers appear to be in motion. The neighbors and anyone trying to read the newspaper behind the plane - must have loved it.


It appears they turned them frequently as there seems to be an area below each prop (including the rearward propellers) restricted by a chain link fence so that paying customers may have the experience of the spinning propellers without losing their heads.

Jeff Clark Sep 16, 2012 2:09 PM

The Fokker F32 really did have dual blades in the front and triple in the back. I think this link is better than pictures to describe its brief history.

http://www.dutch-aviation.nl/index5/...5-2%20F32.html

Chuckaluck Sep 16, 2012 3:15 PM

:previous: Fascinating.

It may be a little off-topic, but the Fokker pictured was one of only 10 manufactured. It was the first four engine aircraft built in the US and the largest plane of its type at the time (1929) seating 32 passengers with sleeper berths. Western Air Express flew two such aircraft between LA and SF. Another local carrier, Trans Western Airlines "TWA" also flew the plane.

"Bob's" is the only photo I have seen with triple blades in the front. In the other examples, they all seemed to sport twin blade propellers - forward and aft. If the same engines were used, it would seem counterintuitive but not impossible for a flying aircraft to have different propeller shapes and forms on different engines.

Luggage label. (Should possibly read: "Fly with WAE - and buy your gas at Bob's!") :bowtie:
http://i.ebayimg.com/t/1930-luggage-...ROQ~~60_57.JPGEbay

May 1931, TWA flight lifts off from Burbank's United Airport.
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics40/00069796.jpglapl

http://www.dutch-aviation.nl/picture...%20Express.jpghttp://www.dutch-aviation.nl/picture...%20Express.jpg

1937
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00097/00097200.jpglapl


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What the future may foretell? (1925?)
http://www.ci.glendale.ca.us/GCATG/i...irigible_1.gifhttp://www.ci.glendale.ca.us/GCATG/i...irigible_1.gif

ethereal_reality Sep 16, 2012 5:47 PM

I am surprised I've never heard of this Slate All-Metal Dirigible.


http://imageshack.us/a/img94/4857/aaallhanger.jpg
http://tropicostation.blogspot.com/2...ill-fated.html






http://imageshack.us/a/img854/8540/a...igibleleav.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/chat_no...ie/5526522213/

above: Leaving its hanger at Grand Central Air Terminal in Glendale, circa 1929.






http://imageshack.us/a/img211/8859/aaallmetal.jpg
http://effortlesslygeek.tumblr.com/p...igible-city-of






http://imageshack.us/a/img688/5204/aaallinflig.jpg
http://tropicostation.blogspot.com/2...ill-fated.html


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Derek Sep 16, 2012 5:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lwize (Post 5833123)
Am I the only one haunted by the Hall of Records? What a spooky building.

I actually really liked that building! It's a shame they tore it down. :eek:

aajn1983 Sep 16, 2012 6:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 5818461)
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

brenda allen = lindsay lohan's great-grandmother?

ethereal_reality Sep 16, 2012 6:11 PM

Father of the All-Metal Dirigible.

http://imageshack.us/a/img593/1975/aaallslate.jpg
http://tropicostation.blogspot.com/2...ill-fated.html

http://imageshack.us/a/img12/2439/aaallinfo.jpg
http://tropicostation.blogspot.com/2...ill-fated.html

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