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Old Posted Jan 27, 2023, 9:26 PM
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As it happens, I'm super-familiar with this location, as my mother worked for a couple of decades a block away, and my father a couple of decades half a block away. e_r, it's Long Beach, adjacent to Signal Hill:


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Here's a view from the side, from Orange Avenue:


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Most of the oil derricks and so on are long gone, but it used to be a forest of derricks there.

(I verified my thoughts at Find-a-Grave for young Miss Burnett; it's Long Beach Municipal Cemetery.)
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Thanks, odinthor. I was stumped.
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Here's another mystery location from abesbooks

"Original Photograph- Los Angeles Street Scene With Scavanger, Produce District"


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A closer look.


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Ringo Bros Produce (Samuel and Dominick) appears at either 1110 or 1112 San Julian Street in the CDs from the early 1930s to the mid-1950s.
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These things constantly blow my mind but the equivilant of a 1930 car in 1955 is a 1998 car today.
It just doesn't seem right but it's reality.
When I was a kid in the 1950s and early 1960s it was still common to see cars and trucks from the 1930s being driven around, and it was not unusual to see a some 1920s cars as well in traffic. A lot of these 1920s cars were being converted into "hot rods" as well. During WW2 almost no passenger cars were made, so the pre war cars were still common and in demand. After the late 1950s and early 1960s, the older pre war cars were rapidly retired from use and junked, but there were a few still around.

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When I was a kid in the 1950s and early 1960s it was still common to see cars and trucks from the 1930s being driven around, and it was not unusual to see a some 1920s cars as well in traffic. A lot of these 1920s cars were being converted into "hot rods" as well. During WW2 almost no passenger cars were made, so the pre war cars were still common and in demand. After the late 1950s and early 1960s, the older pre war cars were rapidly retired from use and junked, but there were a few still around.
My first car, bought when I got my license in 1956, was a 1932 Model A Ford.

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You're absolutely right, Martin_Pal.

Here's the Hamburger Habit the year I moved to Los Angeles. (1982)

I remember that Hamburger Habit being pretty good. They gave playing cards for order numbers.
(Sadly, the WLA location at National & Sepulveda is just terrible, even with the "Best Burger in LA" banner on the building for the past 35 years.)
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In the film The Opposite Sex, with Christina Ricci, there's a scene with Lisa Kudrow behind Hamburger Habit (clearly visible) on the alley side.
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But I always ate at the stand on the opposite corner.

This one. I never realized the name was Red-E-Go Foods.



The WeHo website includes this description: "Red E Go Foods on the southeast corner of Santa Monica and Robertson Boulevards in 1982, soon to become Lisa Vanderpump's P.U.M.P."

so. .um. . .I've seen Vanderpump Rules in the tv listings and always wondered what it was. Is it about the P.U.M.P. place?
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That "soon to be" in the caption is very premature, it was several other kinds of unsuccessful small eateries, before it became PUMP in 2014. I'm not an expert on this subject, but this is what I looked up: Before moving to the U.S., Vanderpump designed 26 of the London-based restaurants, bars and clubs that she co-owned with her husband. The couple currently own 3 restaurants in California; SUR Restaurant & Lounge (the focus of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills spin-off Vanderpump Rules) is based in West Hollywood along with Pump Restaurant and Tom Tom Restaurant & Bar.
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That was Hamburger Habit. That whole block is now under construction.
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This is what I mean... Here's a rendering of the construction taking place in this area. You can see in this rendering they still have the red Hamburger Habit in the bottom right corner of Santa Monica Blvd. and Robertson. It is not there now.



Above: This is looking west along Santa Monica Blvd.; across the street is Pavilions grocery store, which went by Safeway before that, and above that in the photo is where the Palm Restaurant used to be. The construction has finished and it's now a several story apt. or condominium bldg. with possible businesses on the first floor.

The first crosswalk (in the above) is La Peer and the second Almont, at which point this construction is also underway; below:



This is looking southeast along SMB and Melrose where it intersects with Doheny. This is the area where folks were trying to save the art deco veterinary building located there.

A couple articles about these places:

https://commercialobserver.com/2021/...opment/#slide1

https://la.urbanize.city/post/west-h...-gets-new-look

https://faring.com/portfolio/robertson-lane

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