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GaylordWilshire Nov 8, 2012 11:47 PM

:previous:

http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/466/6...469e201157.jpgKate O'Hare


Apparently it is there in the lobby--

The Times reported on October 13, 2002, that the "...bronze eagle sculpture, which weighs more than 200 pounds and has a wingspan of 7 1/2 feet.... was designed by Gutzon Borglum, the noted sculptor of Mt. Rushmore, while he was living in Sierra Madre in the 1890s. The statue stood atop three successive Los Angeles Times buildings from the late 19th century through the mid-20th century; it now stands in the Times lobby as a symbol of courage and strength."


And something more recent from LA Weekly: http://www.laweekly.com/bestof/2012/...useum-1889741/

ethereal_reality Nov 9, 2012 12:56 AM

:previous: Well that was quick! Thank you GaylordWilshire.

That art deco 'Telephones' door is amazing.....I can't read the other door.
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ethereal_reality Nov 9, 2012 4:18 AM

A fantastic postcard from the 1920s.

http://imageshack.us/a/img222/8192/a...ilshirenew.jpg
ebay
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ethereal_reality Nov 9, 2012 4:24 AM

Another impressive postcard....this one is postmarked 1974.

http://imageshack.us/a/img21/2/aanoir1974downtown.jpg
ebay
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ethereal_reality Nov 9, 2012 4:26 AM

http://imageshack.us/a/img51/2841/ho...ewaypchuge.jpg
ebay
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ethereal_reality Nov 9, 2012 4:40 AM

5th Street Landing, San Pedro (Los Angeles Harbor).

http://imageshack.us/a/img407/2648/s...reetlandin.jpg
ebay
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ethereal_reality Nov 9, 2012 4:48 AM

sexy

http://imageshack.us/a/img189/4158/a...nodateebay.jpg
ebay
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kznyc2k Nov 9, 2012 6:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5895667)
That art deco 'Telephones' door is amazing.....I can't read the other door.
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Holy cow, those doors manage to be both comical and deadly serious all at once--love it!

BifRayRock Nov 10, 2012 2:24 AM

The Shrine Auditorium Oscar, Elvis, Ike, Hendrix, Sinatra - all played there. So did Kong. Shrine History Coverage> http://scottymoore.net/shrineLA.html

Undated photo excavation for Shrine Auditorium
http://jpg2.lapl.org/theater3/00015547.jpg lapl

January 11, 1920 (?)
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...CHS-14079?v=hrUSC Digital

Circa mid-late 1920s
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...CHS-44115?v=hrUSC Digital

Undated ('20s?), shrouded in mystery.
http://jpg2.lapl.org/theater3/00015562.jpgLAPL

January 1926, lighting fixture
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics32/00050706.jpgLapl


Undated
http://jpg2.lapl.org/theater3/00015566.jpgLAPL


Kong, "the Eighth Wonder of the World": (using the Shrine's stage)
http://ci.i.uol.com.br/cinema/2011/0...6_1024x768.jpghttp://ci.i.uol.com.br/cinema/2011/0...6_1024x768.jpg


November '37

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00098/00098221.jpgLAPl

1937
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00098/00098215.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00098/00098214.jpgLAPL

1920-1930 (??)
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...CHS-41339?v=hr

1932 aerial view
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...CHS-32883?v=hrUSC Digital

1955
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00088/00088973.jpgLAPL

Circa 1956
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...35-1-ISLA?v=hrUSC digital



JT Ridste Nov 10, 2012 9:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rcarlton (Post 5859260)

The truck is a Kelly, built by Kelly-Springfield Motor Truck Co in Ohio.

malumot Nov 10, 2012 12:18 PM

I already knew Joe holed up at the Alto Nido (when not dodging the repo man, of course)......

........but to take one look at the Peter Graves pic and place it like that?

Impressive.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5894642)
:previous: Thank you BDiH!
Dang you guys are good!





The fictional character Joe Gillis (Sunset Boulevard) lived in the Alto Nido Apartments on Ivar.







below: Aerial view. I circled the Alto Nido Apartments.

http://imageshack.us/a/img842/193/aabaltoaerial.jpg
google earth/street view





below: The Alto Nido Apartments on Ivar.

http://imageshack.us/a/img38/2932/aabaltonidoivar.jpg
google street view

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GaylordWilshire Nov 10, 2012 12:38 PM

Per the American Truck Historical Society: "When Kelly introduced their own water cooled engine in 1912 they became Kelly-Springfield. This was also the year the Renault-style hood with the radiator behind it was introduced also. K-S built trucks ranging from one to six tons. By 1929 Kelly-Springfield trucks were gone."



http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/1601/a184321.jpgSouthwest Museum


http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/5...truckorder.jpg
Mill Supplies January 1914


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-V...124%2520AM.jpgebay


PS Dunkel & Mayfield's Arizona (?) Bar was apparently at 658 S Main. Have we seen it here before?

rcarlton Nov 10, 2012 1:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JT Ridste (Post 5897075)
The truck is a Kelly, built by Kelly-Springfield Motor Truck Co in Ohio.

Makes more sense than a Renault. Looks like the Kelly Co. did a good job of copying the basic design.:tup:

BifRayRock Nov 11, 2012 2:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gsjansen (Post 5213855)
a great image looking west on wilshire across the brown derby from the gaylord apartments.

the derby used to be located on the west side of alexandria, but was relocated to the east side in 1937. the construction that is occurring on the former site of the derby is for the chapman park hotel bungalows and the zephyr room restaurant. i'm dating this photograph 1938, (that's my story, an' i'm stickin' to it)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5053/...be3f66cd_b.jpg
Source: LAPL

Lesser quality image of same general vicinity, different angle, and according to source, similar date (ca.'38). Far right, noticed the corner of a sign with the letter "A" visible. Any idea what it says and is it also visible in gsjansen's post above? (AMbassador? ARlington? AUburn? AMbulance?)

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00100/00100685.jpglapl

Opposing view.
http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/...v/d3e12896.jpghttp://cdn.calisphere.org

Prominent in both photos is EL Cord's Auburn-Cord showroom/dealership housed in the Auburn-Fuller Bldg. at Mariposa and Wilshire - and his radio station KFAC KF "Auburn Cord." Yes, GW mentioned this here> http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=2135
1932
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...5E76CA73E?v=hrUSC Digital

Mr. Cord had architect Paul Williams design a modest 32,000 sq. foot home located on the corner of Hillcrest and Doheny in Beverly Hills. It was dubbed "Cordhaven" and it may not have received any attention here.

http://www.paulrwilliamsproject.org/...00068898_1.jpghttp://www.paulrwilliamsproject.org

BifRayRock Nov 11, 2012 3:04 AM

Noticed a photo of a Cord auto without much accompanying information other than an attribution to Dick Whittington. For what it's worth, there is a N. Clarence Street in Boyle Heights.

Circa 1930
http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0

http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0 HuntingtonDL

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The subject reminds me of actor-stuntman Bill Hickman. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0382707/
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y17...rSpa21Mu-9.jpggoogle

KevinW Nov 11, 2012 7:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 5897743)
Mr. Cord had architect Paul Williams design a modest 32,000 sq. foot home located on the corner of Hillcrest and Doheny in Beverly Hills. It was dubbed "Cordhaven" and it may not have received any attention here.

http://www.paulrwilliamsproject.org/...00068898_1.jpghttp://www.paulrwilliamsproject.org[/FONT][/SIZE][/COLOR]

Found this bit of info:

Errett Lobban{E. L.} Cord estate. 10-acre Southern planter's mansion designed by noted architect Paul R. Williams. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Williams_(architect) Landscape architect A. E. Hanson. Resembling a pastoral East Coast setting featuring tennis courts, Olympic-sized pool with bathhouse, a large party pavilion and spacious stable with living quarters, an aviary and kennels. During the Great Depression of the 1930's this estate was known as "party central" in Beverly Hill! Demolished in 1963 with only the short street Cord Circle as a reminder.

GaylordWilshire Nov 11, 2012 2:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 5897743)
Far right, noticed the corner of a sign with the letter "A" visible. Any idea what it says and is it also visible in gsjansen's post above? (AMbassador? ARlington? AUburn? AMbulance?)

http://jpg1.lapl.org/00100/00100685.jpglapl

That's the street sign attached to the Wilshire Special at the northeast corner of Wilshire and ALEXANDRIA.... (The rise of Wilshire toward the east accounts for its difference in height from its counterpart on the northwest corner.)


It is indeed in gsjansen's shot... a fragment:

http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/2...andriasign.jpgLAPL

BifRayRock Nov 11, 2012 3:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5898035)
It is indeed in gsjansen's shot... a fragment:

http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/2...andriasign.jpgLAPL

Good eyes! Thanks.

I discounted the sign because it did seem higher than the gsj image and since the bell shaped objects seemed missing. Come to think of it, are the bell shapes functional or decorative? They appear to be two dimensional, an homage to the El Camino Real? (Below)

Per sopas ej's earlier post, some street signs were clearly dark lettering on a light background and a work in progress. Change was in the air and on the street signs.;)

http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/5...shire1930s.jpghttp://img571.imageshack.us/img571/6...lookingnor.jpghttp://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...63#post4901163

http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/874...park1962ze.jpghttp://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1611


http://jpg1.lapl.org/00098/00098764.jpglapl

unihikid Nov 11, 2012 4:46 PM

I could of sworn we were just talking about this a few days ago.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...7527546.column

GaylordWilshire Nov 11, 2012 7:02 PM

http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/7784/derbybusstop.jpgLAPL


Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 5898068)

I discounted the sign because it did seem higher than the gsj image and since the bell shaped objects seemed missing. Come to think of it, are the bell shapes functional or decorative? They appear to be two dimensional, an homage to the El Camino Real? (Below)


http://jpg1.lapl.org/00098/00098764.jpglapl

That's a bus-stop sign. I don't think the alignment of El Camino Real through L.A. included Wilshire--the east-west alignment was along Sunset. Here's a previous thread post on El Camino Real:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=4348


Somewhere online is the full history of the ECR.


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