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Old Posted Aug 9, 2022, 8:27 PM
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I thought it was called The Spotlite.

Info:
https://www.facebook.com/spotlightloungelv

It was 1601 Cahuenga on the corner of Selma.

2011 L.A. Weekly article about it closing:
https://www.laweekly.com/goodbye-to-...-bar-on-earth/

A 2006 article about a person's visit there:
http://www.losanjealous.com/2006/06/...the-spotlight/

This photo on Yelp shows it spelled differently:



This photo has it spelled both ways:

L.A.Weekly

The Advocate

On this post: Tovangar2 quotes a post that says it used to be on Vine Street.
https://skyscraperpage.com/forum/sho...ostcount=10507

And a year later I quoted this post and wrote:

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These posts from a year ago mentioned THE SPOTLITE was originally on Vine Street. D.U. had subsequently posted a photo with an arrow where it was originally located, but the photo link is gone now. (And, apparently at some point it was re-spelled The Spotlight.)

Sorry, I don't remember where this photo came from...anyway, I stumbled across this postcard yesterday, notice the "Spotlite" signage at far left.


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Old Posted Aug 9, 2022, 9:20 PM
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I see it on the left . .but it's Spotlite vs. Spotlight. Thanks for your help Martin Pal.



We might have seen this cabinet card of Bellevue Terrace on NLA but there's some interesting information included with one.

A.

Originally found on eBay.



And with the border.

B.



The seller also included this image. Note the writing at the bottom.

C.


Soooooo where is this writing in the B image?



And then there's this.




It's saying pretty much the same thing but what is this piece of paper? It doesn't look like the back of the cabinet card.


So. .um. .the writing is saying the site of the Bellevue Terrace was the location of the first Normal School annnd when this information was written
it was currently the site of the Jonathan Club?

. .but then 6th St. is written at the bottom.


HELP
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Old Posted Aug 10, 2022, 12:59 AM
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Don't know if you can make out the scrawl, but it says "See Newmark pg. 532 & 559" referring to Harris Newmark's Sixty Years in Southern California. A bit on the Normal School, but not the Jonathan Club.

The caption accompanying this photo talks about renaming Pearl St. and Bellevue Terrace to Figueroa and Sixth. I think these houses are beside the ones in your photo.(Sorry, no pics. I'm writing this on a phone.)
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Old Posted Aug 10, 2022, 7:15 AM
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Police break up an attempted march on City Hall by the unemployed, Jan. 1930.....the demonstration was inspired by the International Communist Party, hence the papers dubbed the protest "Red Riots".

L.A. Bargain House hardware shows at 154 S. Main St.






Dobson & Co. was at 151 S. Main, they were dealers in second-hand clothing.






This photo courtesy the Stetson Kennedy papers at Georgia State University....text on the back of the picture:

"Reds riot in Los Angeles. Three police officers were injured and eight communists were arrested in riots at Los Angeles, Calif., January 20th, when officers thwarted attempts to hold a "hunger march" on the City Hall. This picture shows a cop getting a little rough treatment by the crowd and a motorcycle officer hurrying to his aid."
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Old Posted Aug 11, 2022, 1:03 AM
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Mystery house-garden from 1914

Hi,

I'm trying to figure out where these 1914 movie scenes were filmed. The location appears to be a large house with a garden featuring urns (a particularly large urn, almost human-sized, can be seen in photo 1 at the far left).

This house has a room that overlooks the garden and stairs that descend to it (second picture below).



Source: (Free Public Domain Media) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFlolhsxMnI&t=1102s




Source: (Free Public Domain Media) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFlolhsxMnI&t=1102s

Any ideas? I've been looking at pix of houses that were around then but haven't come across anything definitive.

Thank you!
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Old Posted Aug 11, 2022, 7:16 AM
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Police break up an attempted march on City Hall by the unemployed, Jan. 1930.....the demonstration was inspired by the International Communist Party, hence the papers dubbed the protest "Red Riots"
Where have all the hats and caps gone? It is said when JFK rarely wore a hat, that was when the decline started. But my recall is that by the 1950s, fewer men wore them except when going to work, when hats were expected on office workers arriving as much as ties. Hats on women also began to decline about the same time. The helmet like cloche hat worn by the woman in the foreground was on the way out as 1929 ended, replaced mostly by smaller beret-like hats. By the late 1930s and 1940s, larger and more flamboyant hats made a return on women, some oddly shaped like upside down shoes, etc. and often sporting flowers and fruit, perhaps inspired by popular Brazilian star of the time Carmen Miranda. The type of cap worn by some of the men in the photo also declined and were rarely seen by the 1940s. Baseball type caps began to gain in street wear in the 1940s and 1950s among kids and working men. Baseball caps were often worn by military men in WW2 at work in the hot South Pacific or southern Europe or North Africa outside of battle. The bill kept the sun out of the eyes, and the rim caught the sweat.

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Old Posted Aug 11, 2022, 5:26 PM
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Hi,
I'm trying to figure out where these 1914 movie scenes were filmed.
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I don't have an answer to that, but I was looking at the youtube link. I'm not sure I've ever heard of The Oz Film Company. Nor that L. Frank Baum wrote and directed any film versions of his stories! At least this noted one, His Majesty the Scarecrow of Oz (1914).

A little searching finds a few interesting things. This link, HERE, has some info about this company:

Oz Film Company: Founded in 1914, this company, also known as The Oz Film Manufacturing Company, produced silent films based off L. Frank Baum's books, most notably the Oz series. Every single one of them bombed commercially. The movies they made had various colors and custom themes playing over it, like silent films traditionally do.

In 1915, this company would be absorbed into Metro Pictures (now Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer). Only four of their films are known to survive: The Patchwork Girl of Oz, His Majesty the Scarecrow of Oz, The Magic Cloak of Oz and The Last Egyptian, the last of which is only partially found.


The Wikipedia page, HERE, has further information, including:

The studio was located on Santa Monica Boulevard between Gower Street and Lodi Street. The facility would later be used by Famous Players-Lasky (now called Paramount Pictures) and National Film Corporation of America. It was considered state-of-the-art at the time. It was used almost exclusively for interior shots. Exterior shots were done outdoors rather than simulated in the studio. In some scenes, it is evident that some 'interior' scenes were also filmed outdoors.

In the "Decline" section it's noted: The studio was rented out to others, and was eventually demolished.

In the "Stock Company" section there's a discrepancy. It says, J. Farrell MacDonald directed all of the film productions and acted in some of them. L. Frank Baum wrote all the scripts, however, in the youtube link to the film in question this one has the credit: Written and Directed by L. Frank Baum.

At this link, HERE, some Moving Picture World advertisements, show the address of The Oz Film Manufacturing Company written as: Studio and Laboratories, Santa Monica Blvd., Gower to Lodi Sts., Los Angeles, Cal.

Also, welcome to NLA, Ossrae.

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Old Posted Aug 12, 2022, 3:16 AM
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Don't know if you can make out the scrawl, but it says "See Newmark pg. 532 & 559" referring to Harris Newmark's Sixty Years in Southern California. A bit on the Normal School, but not the Jonathan Club.

The caption accompanying this photo talks about renaming Pearl St. and Bellevue Terrace to Figueroa and Sixth. I think these houses are beside the ones in your photo.(Sorry, no pics. I'm writing this on a phone.)
Thanks for your help, Mackerm ...I appreciate it.

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Old Posted Aug 12, 2022, 3:29 AM
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Here's a mystery location currently on eBay.



Seller's description:..."Amateur 35mm Slide Photo- Los Angeles Parade- Cowboy - Horse - 1965"



eBay.

At first I thought it said Furs by Mannix.

Anyone heard of Furs by Mannis? (it sounds vaguely familiar)




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Old Posted Aug 12, 2022, 3:59 AM
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I know that we (noirishers) have seen the little train that used to haul tourist around Venice Beach but I believe the following two original photographs are new to NLA.



A few days ago on eBay










Currently on eBay

Minitaur, that's cute.

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Here's a mystery location currently on eBay.


Seller's description:..."Amateur 35mm Slide Photo- Los Angeles Parade- Cowboy - Horse - 1965"



eBay.

At first I thought it said Furs by Mannix.

Anyone heard of Furs by Mannis? (it sounds vaguely familiar)

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The Nobby Knit Shop was at 6328 Hollywood Blvd.

California Tie Shop at 6330 and Furs By Mannis at 6340.



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MYSTERY BUILDINGS


Anyone recognize these buildings? The first is of a house I am certain we've seen before on NLA, I think I even posted it...some muckety-muck built it out, I think, in Culver City. Just can't remember the m-m's name or the context.

The huge white Colonial building--seems too big to be a residence--I'm thinking may also be in Culver City. Of course I thought of the similar Ince/Selznick studios building, but it's not that....

HossC? Flying Wedge?









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"The Colonial style building, used as a movie set by Ince, was converted into an office building by Cecil B. DeMille during his independent years."



I know.

Close, but no cigar.
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I'll put something here soon. Check back.
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How about motorbikes.



Lloyd Thomas. Calif. 1916


LAPL

I checked to see if the homes shown in the photo were still there.

I think they're gone. (yes, I checked both sides of the street)

On the north side of the street there is this cheaply built piece of shit apartment building.


Shown in 2011

It looks better by 2018. Go HERE

There are homes on the south side of the street but they don't appear to be the houses shown in the 1916 photograph. Go Here





Now let's travel out to Van Nuys.



For search purposes:..
Van Nuys Pharmacy.



Both snapshots were found on eBay.
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Tommy's Flowers
218 N. Orange St. (Next to Billy's Deli) Glendale
(demolished, now parking garage)
1953
eBay

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I thought it was called The Spotlite.

Info:
https://www.facebook.com/spotlightloungelv

It was 1601 Cahuenga on the corner of Selma.

This photo has it spelled both ways:

L.A.Weekly

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Hard to miss the wheel-chair-performing woman in the photo. She seemed to frequent some of the same areas as the "Lava Lady." ( https://skyscraperpage.com/forum/showpost.php?p=7733026&postcount=40335 )





And . . .





No known relation to Monkey Island, but at Baldwin's Motel (12823 Washington Blvd., Culver City) guests might hear about it on the radio.



https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39....Ww&oe=62FADB62
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That's Francine Dancer in front of the Spotlight Club. I worked in Hollywood in the late 90s and she was always wandering around dancing in and out of her wheelchair. Here's an episode of her public access show.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UztSsbRaLik

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Hard to miss the wheel-chair-performing woman in the photo. She seemed to frequent some of the same areas as the "Lava Lady." ( https://skyscraperpage.com/forum/showpost.php?p=7733026&postcount=40335 )





And . . .





No known relation to Monkey Island, but at Baldwin's Motel (12823 Washington Blvd., Culver City) guests might hear about it on the radio.



https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39....Ww&oe=62FADB62
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MYSTERY BUILDINGS

Anyone recognize these buildings? The first is of a house I am certain we've seen before on NLA, I think I even posted it...some muckety-muck built it out, I think, in Culver City. Just can't remember the m-m's name or the context.

The huge white Colonial building--seems too big to be a residence--I'm thinking may also be in Culver City. Of course I thought of the similar Ince/Selznick studios building, but it's not that....

HossC? Flying Wedge?



The first appears to be the Ferdinand Bain Mansion, now part of the Notre Dame Academy on Overland Avenue.

GW, is this the same Ferdinand Randall Bain that you wrote about in your blog post on 3101 Wilshire Boulevard?


LAPL

The second building looks like a school to me, but no luck so far identifying it.
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Here's a mystery location currently on eBay.



Seller's description:..."Amateur 35mm Slide Photo- Los Angeles Parade- Cowboy - Horse - 1965"



eBay.

At first I thought it said Furs by Mannix.

Anyone heard of Furs by Mannis? (it sounds vaguely familiar)




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South side of the 6300 block of Hollywood Boulevard.
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I was in a highways/freeways of LA mood... pardon me if these have already been posted in this thread.

1949. Looking northeast over northbound Arroyo Seco Pkwy. (then US-6-66-99, now CA-110) at Castelar Street (now Hill Street) off-ramp overcrossing; southbound Arroyo Seco Pkwy. and off-ramp at upper left.

Water & Power Assoc.

June 24, 1958 - Looking southeast over Santa Ana Fwy. (then US-101, now I-5) at Valley View Ave. exit in La Mirada.

Caltrans Archives

1949 - Looking south on newly constructed Santa Ana Pkwy. (US-101) with old 6th St. Viaduct in the background.

Bureau of Public Roads photo


Then and now...

Eastbound Garvey Avenue ((US-60.70/99) at Rosemead Boulevard (CA-19), circa 1950, in what is now South El Monte.

Courtesy of Karl Bangar of Southen California Nostalgic

Eastbound Garvey Avenue at Rosemead Boulevard (CA-19), Friday, 8.12.2022, South El Monte.

Photo by me

September 13, 1957. Facing SW on newly constructed Golden State Fwy (then US-6-99, now I-5) near LA River. Small white sign at center reads "End Freeway 3/4 Mile." Zoo Drive overcrossing in background. This area is now the location of the Ventura Fwy. (CA-134) interchange.

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December 11, 1952. A view of what would later become the 134 Freeway in Pasadena, next to the Colorado Street Bridge.

LA Examiner Collection

June 15, 1959. Looking south at newly constructed Golden State Fwy. (US-6-99/I-5) at Los Feliz Blvd. overcrossing. Griffith Park Road, now Crystal Springs Drive, and Los Feliz Blvd. ramps in foreground; Griffith Park at right.

Caltrans Archives

In Orange County... June 24, 1958. Facing northwest on Santa Ana Fwy (then US-101, now I-5) near Sand Canyon Ave. in what is now Irvine. Myford Rd. interchange now Jamboree Road.

CH&PW

Los Angeles, 1939. Two-way traffic on Figueroa St. (then US-6-66-99/CA-11) at Solano Ave. (view NE). Now NB Arroyo Seco Pkwy (CA-110).

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Los Angeles, 1958. Northbound Golden State Freeway (then US-6-99, now I-5) between Colorado Street (then CA-134) and Los Feliz Boulevard.

Arturo Salazar Facebook

Los Angeles, 1958. Southbound Golden State Fwy (then US-6/99, now I-5) between Los Feliz Blvd. and Colorado St. (then CA-134). Griffith Park at right.

Arturo Salazar Facebook

Los Angeles, 1949. Facing northwest at newly constructed Santa Ana "Pkwy" (US-101) at Boyle St. overcrossing; 7th St. overcrossing and 6th St viaduct in background.

BPR photo

Los Angeles, 1946. Facing southwest on newly constructed Ramona Pkwy. (US-60-70-99), now San Bernardino Fwy. (I-10), at Echandia Street pedestrian overcrossing. Pacific Electric tracks at right.

Bureau of Public Roads photo

December 29, 1960. What is now the 110 Freeway looking south towards the 101 Freeway interchange, Los Angeles.

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