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Old Posted Sep 26, 2021, 7:56 PM
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Rare car and mystery location.

1967 Kodachrome Slide, Los Angeles CA

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Does anyone recognized the fancy schmancy car?

The seller names the car but I'm curious to see if anyone here recognizes it. (I had never heard of it before)

Bizzarrini Strada - I never heard of it either 'til Google showed it to me.
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Old Posted Sep 27, 2021, 5:22 AM
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Apt name. Bizzarrini proportions on that car.
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Old Posted Sep 27, 2021, 9:24 AM
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From the eBay photo the sign says:

COLUMBIA AUTO PARK
6110 SUNSET
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Old Posted Sep 27, 2021, 12:47 PM
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[QUOTE=ethereal_reality;9407781].

Here is a RPPC of 1032 South Oxford Avenue, Los Angeles Calif.... (1914)


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And the reverse.



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Gertrude had her hands full:


LAT Feb 28, 1917

The house was demolished in 2006.
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Old Posted Sep 27, 2021, 4:05 PM
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Bizzarrini it is!


gettyimages







The complete photo shows a car lift. (I don't know the technical term)...car elevator?




Refresh my memory. What auto garage was located across from Chinatown?










Sad trombone.


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Old Posted Sep 28, 2021, 12:14 AM
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The Bizzarrini in the Ebay and Getty pictures is No. 0258 and was different because of it's unique front and rear bumpers.

It's owner around this period was movie stunt man Carey Loftin.

It appeared in the movie The Love Bug (1968).



imcdb.org


Sometime after filming Bizzarrini No. 0258 was nearly destroyed after a crash so bad that it was sent to the wrecking yard for
metal scrap reclaim in the late 1960s. Someone spotted it at the yard and saved what was left of it.

Circa 2017-18 the car was bought and sent to Germany for restoration. The new owner had two versions of the crash -

"Bizzarrini No. 0258 was originally silver with a black interior and was in a very bad crash in Southern California in the late 1960s.
Loftin’s family told me that Carey Loftin did not crash the Bizzarrini. Others from that era have said it was crashed in the desert when
the actors were messing around racing cars after the filming of “The Love Bug”. Someone else said it was stolen and the two guys
who stole it died in the crash. I really don’t know which version is true; but I can well believe that it was the desert thing, because
Carey´s family have told me stories about how Carey and his buddies Steve McQueen, Max Balchowski and many of the other actors
and stunt guys did that stuff to blow off steam!"



mycarquest.com - The Quick, The Crashed, The Lost And The Found Bizzarrini GT 5300
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Old Posted Sep 29, 2021, 2:58 AM
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I happened upon this image this afternoon on eBay


"Original 35mm Negative - Space Age Shell Gas Station Melrose Ave Hollywood 1970s"


eBay

I have been trying to figure out the side street. (a Melrose sign is clearly visible)

I'm especially intrigued by the Baths sign(s) at the right edge of the photograph.


Here's a closer look.

I imagine this is a gay bath house - - - > (but I don't see a name)


detail

hmm. .how is that painted vertical arrow going OVER & on top of the movie advertisement sign without any distortion.


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Old Posted Sep 29, 2021, 4:16 AM
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Noir Noir, it sure is difficult to keep track of all the different models of Bizzarrinis.







The stuntman that you mentioned, Carey Loftin, owned five or six of them. (no one seems to know the exact number)


One of them was this green Bizzarrini parked in front of his home in Huntington Beach.


mycarquest

"The dark green Bizzarrini could be No. 0286 which is believed to have had a small part in the McQueen movie “Bullitt”



It turns out, Carey Loftin was the top stuntman in the movie Bullit (1968). His green Bizzarrini can briefly be seen in a parking garage.


imcdb

The 'box' on the right - - - - >

But even the car aficionados can't decide which Bizzarrini this is....Read the comments at imcdb





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In doing research on the house at 255 S Rossmore Avenue in Hancock Park, I came across a little noir.... In June 1931 police detective Eddie Nolan was assigned to protect Armin Wittenberg, then the owner of 255 S Rossmore and the owner of Mission Hosiery, which we've seen here on NLA before in post 9937 (2012), after death threats. That same month, Nolan beat his gal pal to death in room 815 of the Lankershim Hotel...and wound up with a life term in San Quentin.



LAT June 23, 1931


The Lankershim Hotel (which has also appeared before on NLA, in at least one post (8558 of 2012). I didn't know that after the Sylmar quake all but the first floor was demolished and a six-story parking garage built on top....

LAPL


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I happened upon this image this afternoon on eBay


"Original 35mm Negative - Space Age Shell Gas Station Melrose Ave Hollywood 1970s"


eBay

I have been trying to figure out the side street. (a Melrose sign is clearly visible)

I'm especially intrigued by the Baths sign(s) at the right edge of the photograph.


Here's a closer look.

I imagine this is a gay bath house - - - > (but I don't see a name)


detail

hmm. .how is that painted vertical arrow going OVER & on top of the movie advertisement sign without any distortion.


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Ah yes, the Melrose Baths, near Melrose and Poinsettia Place. I've uh, been there a few times, and uh, had my first introduction to poppers there. But I played safe, mind you, as this was in the early 90s... I was in my early 20s back then. The address, interestingly, was 7269 Melrose Avenue.

It closed some years ago: https://wehotimes.com/gay-bathhouse-...fter-52-years/
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detail

hmm. .how is that painted vertical arrow going OVER & on top of the movie advertisement sign without any distortion.
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I think that is the bus stop sign that for some reason is showing up very dark. Very much an optical illusion.

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I happened upon this image this afternoon on eBay


"Original 35mm Negative - Space Age Shell Gas Station Melrose Ave Hollywood 1970s"


eBay

I have been trying to figure out the side street. (a Melrose sign is clearly visible)
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...near Melrose and Poinsettia Place.
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Yes, I first noticed the Poinsettia Pl. street sign under the traffic light. And just to mention what's being advertised: Battlestar Galactica (1978).

That article says that "7269" was closing after 52 years! (So it opened in 1965!)
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This snapshot of Hollywood Blvd. was just listed on eBay.

Original 35mm slide.


eBay

The three young friends casually walking down the street remind me of myself and my friends.

Dirty Mary Crazy Larry was released in 1974.


eBay


I couldn't help but notice the marquee with Teenage Cowgirls at the Cave Theater. .



This website lists Amanda Blake as one of the stars but I see by looking at the poster it was actually Amanda Lake.




Here's a better view of the Cave Theater.


cinematreasures

The Cave Theater was previously the Haunted House Discotheque. ...

Before that, it was Sardi's.


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I know we've seen the Arthur Murray Studios many times before, but, well, it's Julius Shulman. This is "Job 6479: Stiles Clement - Arthur Murray, 1942".



A side view showing the famous pylon.



The last image is tall and thin, and makes the building look very narrow.



All from Getty Research Institute

These days, the pylon of 5828 Wilshire Boulevard could easily be mistaken for part of the building next door. This GSV image is from May 2016. The most recent ones show the name "Subud California Wilshire Center" above the blue windows, but the images aren't as clear.


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Circa 1943

https://tile.loc.gov/storage-service...0/8d40259v.jpg
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I hadn't really paid attention to the building's being angled to the Wilshire curb...glad it still stands. Shulman shooting in black & white could make any building look good--almost romantically so—probably whatever its age, but I've always been struck by how terrible many survivors look in modern color, even in good condition. (The current blue accents have got to go.)
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This website lists Amanda Blake as one of the stars but I see by looking at the poster it was actually Amanda Lake.

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Might not have been such a stretch for Miss Blake had not Miss Lake snagged the role. Here she is in Gunsmoke preparing to entertain Big Matt Dillon and in the title role in Miss Robin Crusoe (actual title) with another hairy-chested throb, George Nader:



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Old Posted Sep 30, 2021, 2:13 PM
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Ah yes, the Melrose Baths, near Melrose and Poinsettia Place. I've uh, been there a few times, and uh, had my first introduction to poppers there. But I played safe, mind you, as this was in the early 90s... I was in my early 20s back then. The address, interestingly, was 7269 Melrose Avenue.

It closed some years ago: https://wehotimes.com/gay-bathhouse-...fter-52-years/

Ah yes, the Melrose. But pre-1980. My somewhat higher-minded excuse was being in the neighborhood to check out the Danziger Studio down the street (which I had discovered in Reyner Banham's book).


Interestingly, there appears to have been a previous Melrose Baths to the east, and then one intended for that site that seems never to have gotten built:



LAT June 8, 1924
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Ok, I just looked at a google aerial and the 'village' might have been on the median in the middle of McCarthy Vista.

6300 Wilshire Blvd.


for a re-cap, here are the pics again.


ebay



ebay

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update: I just had a thought.

Perhaps this was around the time Disney's 'Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs' opened. Does anyone know if the premier was at the Carthay Circle Theater?
At the time, the Carthay was at the end of McCarthy Vista.

p.s. I think that might be a glimpse of the theater in the second photo. (helsinger reply: YES!)
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This was indeed built by Disney for the premiere of Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs at the Carthay Circle Theater on December 21, 1937. The cottage was built on the land between the two one-way streets on McCarthy Vista. The cottage had a water wheel, diamond mine, huge garden and was populated by little people actors in the dwarf character costumes. I believe it was there for several weeks leading up to the big movie premiere night. This page has a lot of great info and photos about ithttps://filmic-light.blogspot.com/20...-premiere.html



Filmic Light - "Image courtesy the Los Angeles Public Library via Vintage Disney Collectibles." (TESSA Digital Collection of the LAPL)

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Interestingly, there appears to have been a previous Melrose Baths to the east, and then one intended for that site that seems never to have gotten built
I wonder if there was in fact a hot spring feeding the baths. Might it still exist, capped off or diverted somewhere beneath the Paramount lot?

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I wonder if there was in fact a hot spring feeding the baths. Might it still exist, capped off or diverted somewhere beneath the Paramount lot?

More here:

http://museumofradium.co.uk/radium-sulphur-springs/

and here:

https://martinturnbull.com/2015/06/0...es-1910s1920s/

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