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Mstimc May 22, 2013 9:50 PM

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Originally Posted by belmont bob (Post 6137718)
Welcome mstimc. I see the photo of your mom at Echo Park and her home on Laguna are my old home grounds. I assume based on these details that she would have attended nearby Logan Street School. And if that is true, if there may have been any photos of the school in her possessions. If there are I'd be your new best friend forever...at least for a week or so. :cheers:

Bob--

I can use all the friends I can get--even temporary ones--LOL! My mom's cousin (little girl on the left), who is still very much alive, recently gave me three photo albums from her youth. I wouldn't be surprised if there's a picture or two of Logan school in there somewhere!

Mstimc May 22, 2013 9:55 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6137732)
Here's another mini-mystery.

http://imageshack.us/a/img19/2264/pc...odautocamp.jpg
ebay

Anyone recognize the topography?
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I Binged it--there was a Lockwood Auto Court in Lincoln Heights in the 20's at 2222 Parkside (now 3851 Mission Road). Here's a link to a website. It looks very similiar to your picture...

http://www.lincolnheightsla.com/bitsnpieces/

ethereal_reality May 22, 2013 10:08 PM

:previous: Well that was fast. :) Thanks Mstimc! I'll check it out.



Does anyone know if the police call boxes were originally blue, and did they all have the light on top?

http://imageshack.us/a/img341/7170/aabbluecallbox.jpg
ebay



http://imageshack.us/a/img69/20/aabbluecallbox1.jpg
ebay



in it's entirety
http://imageshack.us/a/img829/9036/a...allboxebay.jpg
ebay



http://imageshack.us/a/img96/9813/aa...llboxphone.jpg
ebay

Moxie May 22, 2013 10:25 PM

That police call box wouldn't work too well as a T.A.R.D.I.S., but I can see the British influence nonetheless. ;)

CityBoyDoug May 22, 2013 11:01 PM

cabins and lions
 
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Originally Posted by Mstimc (Post 6137763)
I Binged it--there was a Lockwood Auto Court in Lincoln Heights in the 20's at 2222 Parkside (now 3851 Mission Road). Here's a link to a website. It looks very similiar to your picture...

http://www.lincolnheightsla.com/bitsnpieces/

This may be the same place.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps27fdf31f.jpg

The Selig Lion Zoo is across the street. This is the one with the famous lion statues in front.

ethereal_reality May 22, 2013 11:22 PM

Could be....but the auto camp in my postcard is much more makeshift than the auto court in the above postcard.
Maybe it evolved into what we see in the color postcard.

There is a Lockwood Avenue in East Hollywood/Silver Lake, so maybe we should check that out as well.

CityBoyDoug May 23, 2013 12:07 AM

old time photo shoppin'
 
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6137856)
Could be....but the auto camp in my postcard is much more makeshift than the auto court in the above postcard.
Maybe it evolved into what we see in the color postcard.

There is a Lockwood Avenue in East Hollywood/Silver Lake, so maybe we should check that out as well.

I get the feeling that some artist applied a bit of paint to the postcard art.:D

tovangar2 May 23, 2013 12:10 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6137776)

Does anyone know if the police call boxes were originally blue, and did they all have the light on top?

There's a bit of history on the call boxes here: http://harrymarnell.net/kma367-2.htm (scroll down a little)

...but the page doesn't show the nice free-standing one like yours.

ethereal_reality May 23, 2013 12:11 AM

Thanks T2. :) I'll check it out.
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Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 6137833)

The Selig Lion Zoo is across the street. This is the one with the famous lion statues in front.

Four of these lions, dating from 1915, are now installed at the Los Angeles Zoo in Griffith Park.

Here's one of them.
http://imageshack.us/a/img689/940/aa...snlion1915.jpg
http://astimesgobye.com/?attachment_id=1073




Here they are in their original location on the Seliz Zoo Gates.
http://imageshack.us/a/img268/6207/a...ielocation.jpg
http://www.movielocationsplus.com/SELIGZOO.HTM





I posted this 1930s tourist snapshot earlier in the thread.
http://imageshack.us/a/img713/2347/a...pselig1930.jpg
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=9430
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ethereal_reality May 23, 2013 12:31 AM

http://imageshack.us/a/img12/623/aabwilcrestpc.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/



Still there. I like that concave entrance 'wall'.
http://imageshack.us/a/img824/6283/a...resttoday2.jpg
gsv






Hmmm. I spy a roof-top sign in the distance. :)
http://imageshack.us/a/img221/5579/a...day611snor.jpg
gsv
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ethereal_reality May 23, 2013 1:13 AM

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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 6136391)
Here are some Gower Gulch Hollywood cowboys hanging out near a movie studio or casting company hoping for some day-work in a Western film. This was a constant sight near studios in the golden age of the movies ...circa 1935. You had to be dressed for the part and ready to ride. Gower St. is on the western side of Paramount Studios. In the 1930s the doors on that side open to the studio Casting Offices. A day's work...$5

Indeed, John Wayne, Gene Autry and Roy Rogers all got their start in this neighborhood as did director John Ford.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psac9ce10f.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ps665c3d4b.jpg
Source: Found on my old Hollywood CD

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Publicity photograph of cowboy movie star Charles 'Buck' Jones by Evans Studio of Los Angeles.

http://imageshack.us/a/img836/4292/aabgowerg2.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Still-Photog...item5ae31f80b6

Like our friend Tom Mix, he learned his trade at the 101 Ranch in Bliss, Oklahoma. In his earliest film appearances he was billed as Charles Jones. Sadly, 'Buck' Jones was one of the 492 victims of the 1942 Coconut Grove fire in Boston Massachusetts, dying two days after the tragic November 28th fire. -noir
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belmont bob May 23, 2013 1:31 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6137776)
:previous: Well that was fast. :) Thanks Mstimc! I'll check it out.



Does anyone know if the police call boxes were originally blue, and did they all have the light on top?

http://imageshack.us/a/img341/7170/aabbluecallbox.jpg
ebay



http://imageshack.us/a/img69/20/aabbluecallbox1.jpg
ebay



in it's entirety
http://imageshack.us/a/img829/9036/a...allboxebay.jpg
ebay



http://imageshack.us/a/img96/9813/aa...llboxphone.jpg
ebay

I remember the call boxes attched to telephone poles or light posts and I don't recall having a light on them. But regardless, these are beautiful photos.. But I sure am old enough to remember seeing these in use more than once.

ethereal_reality May 23, 2013 1:35 AM

:previous: That was my worry, that the lights were added & not original.


Foreshadowing Gun Crazy?
Young couple photographed in Cowgirl/Cowboy attire by Los Angeles Studio Blanchard & Arnold, 59 W. Main Street.

http://imageshack.us/a/img692/4707/aabgower1cabinet.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cowboy-and-C...item257e1412f6
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CityBoyDoug May 23, 2013 2:55 AM

Coconut Grove Fire of 1942
 
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6137977)
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Publicity photograph of cowboy movie star Charles 'Buck' Jones by Evans Studio of Los Angeles.

http://imageshack.us/a/img836/4292/aabgowerg2.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Still-Photog...item5ae31f80b6

Like our friend Tom Mix, he learned his trade at the 101 Ranch in Bliss, Oklahoma. In his earliest film appearances he was billed as Charles Jones. Sadly, 'Buck' Jones was one of the 492 victims of the 1942 Coconut Grove fire in Boston Massachusetts, dying two days after the tragic November 28th fire. -noir
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Buck Jones...how he died:

The fire moved so fast (12 to 15 minutes beginning to end) it killed many people right at the dining table. Many victims died due to the smoke. Buck was found slumped at his table with 3rd degree burns on his face and around his mouth. He died after lingering in incredible pain at a Boston hospital.

He was on a War Bond tour, had a bad cold that night and had tried to beg off of going out for dinner. Noir for sure!

Hollywood Graham May 23, 2013 3:05 AM

Call Boxes
 
[QUOTE=ethereal_reality;6137776]:previous: Well that was fast. :) Thanks Mstimc! I'll check it out.



Does anyone know if the police call boxes were originally blue, and did they all have the light on to



The box you show is a "phantom" it is made from a Gamewell Secuirity Post and a cable box (cable box has blank doors as they just had wiring inside). the box has had wording on separate pieces of metal applied to make it look like it is authentic. L.A. had over a life time many different boxes, both pedestal type and boxes mounted on telephone poles. After the Watts Riots in '65 the Fire Alarm boxes began to be removed because of false alarms and deteriorating lines. Many were given a sheet steel door with a tag that said POLICE and rewired for police use. It is too hard to explain how many types were used through the years here. I Have many boxes Fire Police different cities etc. I will post some photos one of these days. to answer your question L.A. did not use lights as far as I know. As far as color, what ever was on the truck, blue, black, tan, gray you name it.

ethereal_reality May 23, 2013 1:46 PM

:previous: Thanks for the information Hollywood Graham. -much appreciated

Joe Gillis May 23, 2013 1:58 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5819619)
'Oviatt Building Fan', I found this photograph of the James Oviatt Building under construction on an old cd of mine.

http://imageshack.us/a/img716/7517/l...onstcastat.jpg
unknown/probably ebay

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I've just found out that the Oviatt Building was the model for the Treloar Building in my favourite Raymond Chandler book 'The Lady in the Lake'

My very nice 1955 Penguin edition just arrived in the post today

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/1955-Vintage-...Z7g~~60_12.JPG

ethereal_reality May 23, 2013 2:03 PM

:previous: very interesting Joe Gillis...I didn't know that.


fyi:
Twenty Harold Lloyd short comedies are being featured on Turner Classic Movies tonight starting at 8:00 Eastern. The first is 'Safety Last!' (1923). There should be plethora of Los Angeles locations.

http://imageshack.us/a/img208/7536/aabharoldtcm.jpg
http://www.tcm.com/schedule/index.ht...ate=2013-05-24
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ethereal_reality May 23, 2013 2:07 PM

Anyone know the history of the 'Wilkinson Line Locator'?

Los Angeles
http://imageshack.us/a/img16/790/aablinepc.jpg
Boston Library Collection of 922 California postcards
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Joe Gillis May 23, 2013 2:59 PM

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Originally Posted by gsjansen (Post 5241047)
:previous:

the mansion used in sunset boulevard, (as well as rebel without a cause), was the old William Jenkins residence located at 3810 wilshire boulevard at crenshaw.

the house and the garage are visible on the left side of this 1934 photograph

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4100/...dc50a513_b.jpg
USC Digital Archives

in this 1930 aerial, the house is located at the center bottom of the photograph

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4099/...6123bbb9_b.jpg
USC Digital Archive

the house was demolished by J. Paul Getty in 1957 to make way for his Getty Oil headquarters. Now it is the glumly nondescript Harbor Building.

all interior scenes from the movie were actually filmed on location inside the house.

the swimming pool was built for this movie, and was in fact a non-working swimming pool, as it was not equipped with any filtration system.

i wish you all the best on your upcoming eye surgery

Sorry for dragging up an old post but I was looking at the site of the Sunset Blvd house on Google earlier and I noticed a plot of empty land on the adjacent site fronting Wilshere, thinking there may have been something demolished here I checked through the thread and wouldnt you know it the vacant plot is shown in the 1930 aerial quoted here, the 1934 one shows it shrouded in trees

Is this a rare occurance to have such a prominent site on such a major thoroughfare empty like this all this time? Is it a park? it doesnt look like it

In fact I can just see a for Sale sign on it, Sunset Blvd house used to stand on the left

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...ps4892fea5.jpg

Google

Puzzling (to me anyway):cheers:


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