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GaylordWilshire Jul 7, 2022 1:05 PM

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Excellent find, FW


https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-A.../muller20s.jpg

A 2012 post on Muller Bros, its site to one day become that of the Cinerama Dome, is here.

HossC Jul 7, 2022 6:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CaliNative (Post 9669717)

The Mt. Lowe incline RR is one attraction of the old days that would probably be a huge attraction today. The depression killed it off. I wonder how much it would cost to build an aerial tramway to Mt. Wilson (or Lowe)? It would be wonderful :wiseman:

I'd love to ride the Mt Lowe incline and railroad, but remember that health and safety hadn't been invented when the original was built. I think that could make the costs prohibitive. The grab below is from the same video as yesterday, and shows a man scooting down one of the tracks sitting on a small block.

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag.../LAMtLowe1.jpg
YouTube

Martin Pal Jul 7, 2022 7:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 9670096)
[...] ...but remember that health and safety hadn't been invented when the original was built.
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HossC, :haha:!

ethereal_reality Jul 8, 2022 4:12 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 9668592)

Quote:

Originally Posted by unihikid (Post 9668799)
I really want to say that's where LAMI is based (Los Angeles Maritime Institute). They have a cafe on the ground floor. In the background would be where Ports O Call" once was. also note the water/dock area. The building is a light blue now, and is mostly untouched.

:previous: Thanks guys!

I almost didn't post the photograph.

Here it is once more.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/eLffBw.jpg


Today / for comparison
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/p42fL1.jpg


I imagine the Los Angeles Maritime Institute might like to own the photograph.






Does the giant fish light up?...(below / on the left)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/nG6Mho.jpg

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Noir_Noir Jul 8, 2022 2:38 PM

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The Fishermen’s Co-operative Association building.


https://i.imgur.com/KHelMDi.jpg
cdnc.ucr.edu - San Pedro News Pilot, 24 November 1937


Two pictures from about 1989/90.


https://i.imgur.com/mHyTKQc.jpg
loc.gov - Library of Congress

https://i.imgur.com/CDLydKf.jpg
loc.gov - Library of Congress

Bristolian Jul 8, 2022 3:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 9669801)
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Excellent find, FW
A 2012 post on Muller Bros, its site to one day become that of the Cinerama Dome, is here.

I would strongly advise not clicking on the Retronaut link in GW's 2012 post. The link appears to have been hijacked and is now a ransomware scam.

ethereal_reality Jul 8, 2022 6:32 PM

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...Hoss, thanks for the Mt. Lowe video!

From the video.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/DymD6a.jpg
eBay



A reminder of how circular the circular bridge was.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/FZ1JxO.jpg
dbs-library






Circular Bridge cabinet card.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/5WFL0f.jpg

It appears that someone left their laptop.



https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/aJgnON.jpg

What the heck is that. . .any guesses??? :shrug:



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Earl Boebert Jul 8, 2022 6:40 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9671071)
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[snip]

What the heck is on that abutment? It looks like a laptop!



https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/aJgnON.jpg

Any ideas? :shrug:


Links coming
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I think it may be the photographers plate/sheet film case for his view camera.

Cheers,

Earl

riichkay Jul 8, 2022 7:20 PM

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds
pixels.com


The bobby-soxers mob Frankie upon his arrival at the Pasadena station, Aug. 11 1943.

On the 14th he would appear at the Hollywood Bowl, and on the 16th in a radio broadcast from the Hollywood Canteen.


The rest of the photos are courtesy of the L.A. Times archives....


In this shot we can see the north side, and a sliver of the signage, of the Pasadena Winter Garden skating rink, 171 S. Arroyo Pkwy....our friend Martin Turnbull has covered that building on his site.... https://martinturnbull.com/2021/12/0...-circa-1940-3/

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...720&fit=bounds



https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds



Prior to Sinatra's arrival....

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...720&fit=bounds



....a picnic lunch....

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...720&fit=bounds



.....and the kids get in some dancing....

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...720&fit=bounds

...the Crown Transfer and Storage building shows at 45 S. Arroyo Pkwy.

ethereal_reality Jul 8, 2022 10:36 PM

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I was excited to post this photograph as a mystery location

Initially I thought this was a photograph of one of those stylized (kitschy) Los Angeles apartment buildings that were built following the discovery of King Tut's Tomb in 1922. (resulting in 'Egyptmania')

Seller's description:...1916 RPPC LOS ANGELES CA 420 W 59th PLACE GRAND HOTEL HOME ? CALIFORNIA


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/OBTAXD.jpg
eBay

But King Tut's Tomb wasn't discovered until 1922!

. . .and apartment buildings don't usually have turnstiles. (I just noticed them) *slaps forehead*

So despite the seller's description. . ...My guess is. .the building is actually a pavilion at the San Diego World's Fair, 1915-1917.




Here's the reverse with the 420 W 59th PLACE address - and - the 1916 postmark.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/kWNhiT.jpg

But no mention of the world's fair.


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Flyingwedge Jul 9, 2022 3:23 AM

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I checked photos of the SD Exposition buildings but didn't see this one.

Then I thought maybe it was from the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco, but no.

As it turns out, the RPPC shows the Fine Arts Building from the 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition in San Francisco's
Golden Gate Park. The building became the first home of the de Young Museum.

Read about it (and see more pics) at the de Young website and also at OutsideLands.org.

GaylordWilshire Jul 9, 2022 12:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Bristolian (Post 9670811)
I would strongly advise not clicking on the Retronaut link in GW's 2012 post. The link appears to have been hijacked and is now a ransomware scam.


Glad you caught that Bristolian--I've removed the link fom the post.

https://i.postimg.cc/9MdpPcs2/muller-LAT.jpg
LAT Feb 9, 1936

Martin Pal Jul 9, 2022 6:44 PM

Enjoyed your Sinatra arrival post, riichkay.

Quote:

Originally Posted by riichkay (Post 9671138)
[...]
The bobby-soxers mob Frankie upon his arrival at the Pasadena station, Aug. 11 1943.

On the 14th he would appear at the Hollywood Bowl...
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https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/...dyW3L._AC_.jpg
Hollywood Historic Photos

On Aug. 14, 1943, Frank was visited by Jose Iturbi, composer, conductor, and premiere performer at the Hollywood Bowl for over 50 years.
This night, Max Steiner conducted the orchestra.


http://governorsislandguide.com/wp-c...2/sinatra2.jpg

https://ucarecdn.com/d57f229b-5792-4...-81da8467d64a/
Hollywood Bowl/history

Frank Sinatra’s Hollywood Bowl debut on August 14, 1943, is the first appearance by a pop singer with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.


https://www.mcall.com/resizer/FPKUh3...DPNR6SIFK4.jpg
L.A. TImes archive

People arrive at the Hollywood Bowl for Frank Sinatra's performance.

The ladies at the second turnstile from the right seem very excited about the man in front of them walking toward them. Could that be Sinatra?


Quote:

Originally Posted by riichkay (Post 9671138)
...and on the 16th in a radio broadcast from the Hollywood Canteen.
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https://greekreporter.com/wp-content...ia-768x582.jpg
WikiMedia

Frank Sinatra at the Hollywood Canteen, 1943, with Harry James, above, and Bing Crosby, below.

https://www.hollywoodphotographs.com...750/HC-353.jpg
Hollywood Photographs

The two photos are dated 1943, but not specifically to around August 14th.

BillinGlendaleCA Jul 9, 2022 7:50 PM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 9669215)
I found a different version of the lower Mount Lowe sign in a video on YouTube. Note that the direct ascent is 80ft shorter. I couldn't see the higher sign, but I spotted a couple of others from further up. I have a feeling that we've seen the telescopes pointing to different locations before.

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...LoweSigns1.jpg
YouTube

They've recreated Inspiration Point...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-...rFgvhCf-XL.jpg

Lwize Jul 10, 2022 1:42 AM

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Originally Posted by BillinGlendaleCA (Post 9671958)
They've recreated Inspiration Point...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-...rFgvhCf-XL.jpg

Looks fishy

BillinGlendaleCA Jul 10, 2022 8:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lwize (Post 9672112)
Looks fishy

Yup, shot with a 10mm fisheye lens.

CaliNative Jul 10, 2022 7:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 9670096)
I'd love to ride the Mt Lowe incline and railroad, but remember that health and safety hadn't been invented when the original was built. I think that could make the costs prohibitive. The grab below is from the same video as yesterday, and shows a man scooting down one of the tracks sitting on a small block.

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag.../LAMtLowe1.jpg
YouTube

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Hoss, I know it would be almost impossible and expensive to rebuild the railway. What I am suggesting is an aerial tram up to Mt. Lowe or even better, Mt. Wilson. It could carry tourists, hikers, T.V. transmission workers, Observatory staff etc. I'm sure it would be heavily used. The current two lane road to Mt. Wilso is long and winding. Tram woukd be a direct route up the south side from Sierra Madre or Pasadena. Aerial trams are not hugely expensive. They are all over the world. One has been proposed to Mt. Lee or Mt. Hollywood. Another to Dodger Stadium. They exist everywhere--Palm Springs, Swiss Alps, London, Rio etc. etc. I'm sure you are aware of all this and probably are more of an expert on it than I am. Wouldn't a Mt. Wilson tramway be nice? I estimate a cost of under $50 million that would pay for itself with fares. We need an investor(s) and approval from the Forest Service. It can be done. Maybe the base station could be located near the Sierra Madre Gold Line station. Maybe done by Olympics? :wiseman:

Godzilla Jul 10, 2022 8:35 PM

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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 6519802)
http://i.imgur.com/8btq4ph.jpg?1?1479
LAT Dec 7, 1912


Back to the vicinity of Third and Vermont once again-- I came across this Times story on former L.A. mayor Henry T. Hazard's estate once at 255 S. New Hampshire--Hazard owned a lot of land hereabouts, perhaps as much as 80 acres at one time. What interested me about these pictures is that somewhere on the thread were posted some mystery photos of what seems to me may have been of this house and garden, but that were never identified. I've looked back, to no avail. Anyone remember? Can anyone find photos anywhere?


https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-8...2520AM.bmp.jpghttps://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-g...2520PM.bmp.jpg

1910 and 1914 Baist atlas maps, 1921 below


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-W...2520PM.bmp.jpg

Maps from Historic Map Works






Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 7315420)


It turns out that the Hazard Homestead and its lower latitude flora located in "the Bimini District" was a location for Theda Bara's lost film, Cleopatra (1917).

http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...pshhyp4fax.jpg 1917 MoPicNews


Elsewhere, it has been reported there were 3,000 extras present as part of a barge-on-the-Nile scene, in or near what is now known as Dominguez Slough. Sadly, just like Ray's Mayflower, few, if any "location" stills exist. :shrug:


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"Beautiful new residential show place on Foothill-To-Sea Boulevard" is captioned above the Henry T. Hazard homestead at Third and Vermont. To what road does "Foothill to the Sea Boulevard" refer? Vermont Ave., as distinct from "Foothill Blvd."?*



http://www.sciencebuzz.org/sites/def...lm%20Frame.jpg
http://www.sciencebuzz.org/sites/def...lm%20Frame.jpg





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The Mo Pic News article erroneously referenced former LA Mayor Henry T Hazard as Governor. Read more about this colorful character here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_T._Hazard In addition to GW's Mayor Hazard reference, there have been other NLA references, notably FW's discussion of the Hazard Pavillion. https://skyscraperpage.com/forum/sho...ostcount=43585 (See also: https://losangelestheatres.blogspot....-pavilion.html)










*According to a May 12, 1988-LAT article the 20 longest streets within Los Angeles city limits are:
STREET: MILES
1. Sepulveda Boulevard: 25.4
2. Mulholland Drive: 23.8
3. Figueroa Street: 22.2
4. Sunset Boulevard: 20.2
5. Western Avenue: 20.0
6. Vermont Avenue: 19.8
7. Victory Boulevard: 17.9
8. Vanowen Street: 17.0
9. Roscoe Boulevard: *16.4
10. Foothill Boulevard: 16.4
11. Ventura Boulevard: 16.1
12. Sherman Way: 15.9
13. Laurel Canyon Boulevard: 15.3
14. San Fernando Road: **15.1
15. Burbank Boulevard: 15.1
16. Oxnard Street: 15.0
17. Saticoy Street: 14.9
18. Normandie Avenue: ***14.8
19. Olympic Boulevard: 14.8
20. Hoover Street: 14.1

ethereal_reality Jul 11, 2022 3:55 PM

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mystery auditorium. (currently on eBay)


"Antique Real Photo RPPC Auditorium Pacific - Palisades California - US Flag "

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/DIbxBo.jpg
eBay

Does anyone have an idea where this auditorium was located?



"Back stamp is AZO unposted with 2 triangles pointed up & 2 down." (no photo)

AZO?

One of the popular photographic papers used for printing postcards was Kodak Professional AZO Paper.

This was suitable for making contact prints, rather than enlargements for which the source of light would be much weaker.

Postcards produced on AZO paper had AZO stamp boxes on the back. The style of these boxes varied over time.


You learn something new every day. :)
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ethereal_reality Jul 11, 2022 4:56 PM

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Once more.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/BvjwUZ.jpg

I would be remiss if I didn't say how amazed I am that you all were able to figure out the purpose of the jury-rigged lamp post. :worship:


Muller Bros. sign.
Quote:

GaylordWilshire / Flyingwedge
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/PDEwUY.jpg

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/1294/WDxAvI.gif

:worship: ....:worship:....:worship:

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