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Old Posted Nov 27, 2022, 6:26 PM
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I think you are looking at the street sign for N. BRONSON AVE believing that the ave is a 3 digit number.
Yes, I think now it says "Ave." and I thought it was a number.

I'm glad I made the post, in any event, because now we know about your books!

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I wrote and published a book on the locations used in the Highway Patrol series. There are over 500 pages in the book with most of the 600+ locations used on the series included in the book with then and now photos of each.
Neato! Now I know what I'm gonna put on my Christmas wish list!
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Thanks. I missed the first 30 minutes on PBS, so I'll try to watch it on Kanopy. Can I access that for free on my tablet?
Yes, if you have a card at a participating public library. I have a card with the Los Angeles Public Library and that allows me to watch up to nine titles from Kanopy every month, free of charge, on my Roku device. I think the number of titles allotted per month varies from library to library.
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2530 SOUTH FIGUEROA STREET 1892-1929

A friend of my residential-histories effort recently sent me a found postcard depicting a house once at the NEC of Figueroa & Adams--now the site of a Popeyes and a mini-mall. It has provided me with a much better image of the house than I'd been able to find before. Doubly interesting is that the card was written by someone who lived in the house and very likely wrote it there. Full story here.


What--you mean this joint?


Photo possibly by George P. Thresher, ca. 1909; in A Backward Glance at Los Angeles 1901-1915, by Robert G. Cowan, 1969; book in Odinthor Collection.
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Has this image been seen before? NW corner of Flower and W. Adams:


Photo possibly by George P. Thresher, ca. 1909; in A Backward Glance at Los Angeles 1901-1915, by Robert G. Cowan, 1969; book in Odinthor Collection.

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I wrote and published a book on the locations used in the Highway Patrol series. There are over 500 pages in the book with most of the 600+ locations used on the series included in the book with then and now photos of each. Each episode was filmed in 2 to 3 days, with the equivalent of 1 day being used for interiors at the studio, and the rest of the time on location or on the studio's small backlot.

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Very Interesting. Not long ago I watched an episode of Highway Patrol and afterwards went to IMDb to see about locations. I was very surprised to see that it was shot in Hawthorne around Hawthorne Bl. & Prairie Ave. I was very surprised as I was assuming the location somehow had to be more rural.
I also have something for my Christmas list now.

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Old Posted Nov 28, 2022, 6:41 PM
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Good Morning, NLA!

Here's a beautiful restaurant that I would've loved to grab a bite or a cocktail at:




Note the Opposite Ambassador Hotel

Sadly, I don't think the building is there anymore.
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A giant balloon Elf floating past the Mona Lisa Restaurant on Wilshire Blvd. (1940?)



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eBay



HARRINGTON MOTEL - 5224 Sunset Boulevard - Hollywood 27, California - Telephone NOrmandy 6173


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We've only seen the motel once back in 2012. Courtesy of Godzilla

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Harrington Hotel - recommended by Duncan Hines!


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Old Posted Nov 29, 2022, 9:08 PM
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Does anyone know the story behind this photograph?


Recently seen on eBay.

Would you all agree that the golfers are on City Hall during its construction. . .or is this some sort of 'mock-up' image?

P.S. For noirish newcomers: The castle-like building on the right is the old Los Angeles Times Building that was destroyed by a bomb on Oct. 1, 1910.


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Old Posted Nov 29, 2022, 9:58 PM
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That smiling green dude is a mistake. I don't know how to get rid of him.




An air show at the Shrine Auditorium?

USAF Northrop Snark SM-62 Missile Shrine Auditorium Los Angeles 1958 35mm Slide



eBay 1958 - Shrine Auditorium









Take a look at this.



I would have loved this model as a kid. (or even now ..........................................................................................................................psst. .Christmas is coming up.




Additional information.








Bonus:... A video!

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Spooky stuff

. . .except for the "Snark infested waters".


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HIGHWAY PATROL LOCATIONS THEN AND NOW and MORE HIGHWAY PATROL LOCATIONS are not available on amazon at this time. They are available on barnes & noble as well as my own web site at this link: https://www.angelfire.com/film/locat...ormingarts.htm
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?
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Does anyone know the story behind this photograph?


Recently seen on eBay.

Would you all agree that the golfers are on City Hall during its construction. . .or is this some sort of 'mock-up' image?

P.S. For noirish newcomers: The castle-like building on the right is the old Los Angeles Times Building that was destroyed by a bomb on Oct. 1, 1910.


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How can this old Los Angeles Times Building that was destroyed by a bomb on Oct. 1, 1910 appear in a photo of the construction of City Hall in 1927?
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Old Posted Nov 30, 2022, 5:23 AM
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Here is the golfer without his caddy.

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How can this old Los Angeles Times Building that was destroyed by a bomb on Oct. 1, 1910 appear in a photo of the construction of City Hall in 1927?
One word: Time Travel.
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One word: Time Travel.

Or more likely a composite photo produced in a studio. I doubt a model or actor would dangle 150 feet in the air on a skinny steel beam (excepting Harold Lloyd perhaps).

If it is a real photo, perhaps the golfer and kid are on a beam of the (old) Hall of Records (not City Hall), constructed before the destruction of the old Times building around 1910, so they could exist in the same shot. Just a guess. The old Times Building would have been visible from the location of the Hall of Records, the turroted building at the old street angle that most of us old timers miss almost as much as Richfield. It was torn down in the early 1970s.

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these are all scans from the new Arcadia Book Location Filming in Los Angeles - Karie Bible, Marc Wanamaker, and Harry Medved. As always, another fun Images of America Book dealing with Los Angeles

Chester Conklin on a beam above the Guarantee Building at Hollywood Boulevard and Ivar Avenue in Cleaning Up - 1930




J.R. Smith and Allen Farina Hoskins of Our Gang get in trouble at 9th and broadway in Old Wallop - 1927 (note the examiner sign)




Dorothy Devore hanging around above 10th and broadway in Hold Your Breath - 1924




Laurel and Hardy hanging from a beam at ninth and broadway in Liberty - 1929 (the very exact location where J.R. Smith and Allen Farina Hoskins of Our Gang were hanging around 2 years earlier)




Lloyd Hamilton films a scene on the ledge of the hotel broadway - 1922




Hank Mann hangs on to the side of the hotel broadway above court flight in Tar baby - 1920




Eileen Sedgwick hangs from a fire escape above hill street in terror trail - 1921




Harold Lloyd and Bebe Daniels show how it's done on top of the hill street tunnel in Look Out Below - 1919






https://jhgraham.com/2015/08/13/the-...imes-building/
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Post-bombing LA Times Bldg.:


From https://www.latimes.com/projects/latimes-building/

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(Edit add): I was curious about what happened to the post-explosion Times Bldg., or rather why after the LA Times moved across the street it didn't find some other use. It turns out that it was in the way of the widening of 1st St., and so, even though only a couple of decades old, was condemned, and demolished in 1938. See pix etc. at this link:

https://www.latimes.com/california/s...ldings-in-1934

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I caught part of a marathon of Highway Patrol episodes on TV recently. Not a great show, but they frequently shot on location and that always interests me. Here's some frame grabs from a 1959 episode with a scene at the Bronsonia Prescription Pharmacy. It sure looks like the interior was not just a set but the actual pharmacy.


[source: Decades TV]
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LA Times, 11/29/1959, in ad for "Coty's New 'Exciting Eyes'," location Franklin at N. Bronson.
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Speaking of Franklin and Bronson Avenues, here's a photo of that intersection taken 100 years ago. P.E. car is traveling east.


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Intersection Franklin and Bronson Avenues.

"A Pacific Electric streetcar travels east down Franklin Avenue. A drugstore is seen on the northwest corner of the intersection."



I don't see a streetlamp anywhere in the photograph. Is that the reason for the tiny lightbulb on the utility pole?


Does anyone know the name of the drug store -

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How can this old Los Angeles Times Building that was destroyed by a bomb on Oct. 1, 1910 appear in a photo of the construction of City Hall in 1927?
But I did mention there was a possibility the photograph might be a "mock up".


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