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Old Posted Nov 30, 2022, 7:30 PM
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Aleck's Firefly Lounge was a restaurant and bar at 44715 Sierra Highway in Lancaster. Owner Aleck Bethanis died under mysterious circumstances ("found lying beside his burning auto...homicide investigators once explored the possibility that Bethanis had been attacked, robbed, and his car burned") in 1963 and the place disappears from aerial photos shortly after that. Bethanis probably also operated Aleck's Valley Club, also in Lancaster and Aleck's Desert Resort in Ridgecrest. The Firefly Lounge site is now an auto body shop.


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Broderick Crawford

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I'm a Broadrick Crawford fan. Apparently, in real life he was difficult to work with and a miserable if not dangerous person. But, I think his brutishness, alcoholism and acting style made him an perfect noir actor for movies like "Human Desire", "All the King's Men", "New York Confidential", The Mob and many others. I don't think he carried off "good guy" roles as well as those of a mobster, convict or egotistical politician. If Noirishers think that Crawford's life in Hollywood has NOT been posted in NLA and would like me to post more about him, I will work on posting more about him. Ten-four?
I've always been a big fan of Crawford and would welcome any additional information about him you care to post. Thanks!

PS - Truly gifted artists are often "difficult to work with."

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Odinthor gives a good explantion

Ethereal_reality, It may have been bombed in 1910 but as odinthor points out in the above article, the building was not demolished until 1938. So I believe the city hall photo is real, not a mock up, and that is the Times building in the background, although its days were numbered. (but not for another 10 years, it seems.)
btw, I've been absent from this forum for way too long. Just jumped on to see what's new. Sure learned a LOT 10 years ago when I joined and from reading from page one to 2000 as I gained greater appreciation for the history of LA and its architecture.
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A video that's noirish in its creepy voyeuristic way...




https://youtu.be/flstyd5QB9s


(Found online here)

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Has 37 Westmoreland Place been seen on NLA?


Photo by the home's owner, George P. Thresher, ca. 1909; in A Backward Glance at Los Angeles 1901-1915, by Robert G. Cowan, 1969.
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We've seen Westmoreland Place here before but not sure about Thresher's house itself. Here's its full story:
https://westmorelandplacelosangeles....e-see-our.html


A history of Westmoreland Place and an inventory of its houses is here:
https://westmorelandplacelosangeles.blogspot.com/
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This rare albumen is especially interesting because it shows residences on Orange Street which eventually became Wilshire Boulevard.


"1898 Albumen Children Victorian Homes Orange St Los Angeles California historic"



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1641 Orange St., ..Los Angeles, Calif.





Here's a closer look at the kids....Do not adjust your set. It is blurry.



All of the boys appear to wearing hats....One is wearing a straw boater. . . and the boy on the end (far right) looks like he's wearing a crepe party hat. Perhaps this is a birthday party (?)


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1898 CD

The paper got the name wrong in this item:


LA Times, 9/1/1897

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