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RE:..The business card with the school desk.


"The wooden one-arm chair was a characteristic feature of the “quick lunch” type of eating place which became the popular choice for businessmen around the turn of the last century. The chairs were unattractive and uncomfortable but considering that prior to their introduction patrons seeking a speedy lunch often ate while standing at a counter, they offered relative luxury. Solitary seating made sense in a café where businesspeople usually came in alone and spent little more than 10 or 15 minutes at their meal before rushing back to the office or store."


https://restaurant-ingthroughhistory...ne-arm-joints/


I don't believe this is a 'Globe Dairy Lunch' spot but it's interesting to see the arm-chairs in situ. (pun intended)

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Old Posted Sep 25, 2022, 6:52 PM
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A mystery street.

35mm negative listed on eBay.

1940s LOS ANGELES street scene classic cars - 35mm Film NEGATIVE


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I can't decide if that's a civic building or a hospital in the distance.

note the wig-wag.

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Another mystery street. This time in living color.



1950's Woman with Ford Thunderbird in California, Orig. Kodachrome Slide


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I love the different shades of blue in this photograph.

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Is anyone in the mood for another mystery street?..I thought so!



1949 Lincoln Car, Los Angeles Area California, mid 1950's Kodachrome 2 Slides

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A closer look at the business down the street.

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And here's the same wrecked car looking in the opposite direction.

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Good luck!

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I believe the not-so-hot-rod Lincoln is parked in front of 1328 N. Elm Ave in Long Beach. The two apartment buildings across the street and a bit north remain today. Major clue was the backside of the Glenn E. Thomas Dodge dealership that then fronted on Long Beach Blvd. née American Ave. The license plate dates the photo to c1956.
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Another mystery street. This time in living color.



1950's Woman with Ford Thunderbird in California, Orig. Kodachrome Slide


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I love the different shades of blue in this photograph.

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Our Fair Lady is standing in front of 1005 E. Green St. in Pasadena at the corner of Catalina Ave. With the exception of the wood frame structure on Catalina Ave. a bit north of Green St., all of the structures shown remain. Alas, the T-Bird probably doesn't, ditto the 1953 (I think) Hudson Hornet. Again, license plates date this photo to c1956.

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That karate school with the distinctive plastic backlit sign we saw on Sepulveda was built by Ed Parker, the kenpo karate trainer who opened the first commercial karate studio in America and taught Elvis Presley martial arts.


http://kenponotes.blogspot.com/2015/

https://blackbeltmag.com/ed-parker-a...n-kenpo-master

https://www.facebook.com/edparkersr/...2086490228750/
There were additional schools, including the one at 1705 Walnut Street in Pasadena which has been closed for some time, but remains for the moment.
https://americankenpokarate.net/2019...na-california/

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These are courtesy the hemmings.com automotive site, both are supposedly here in the city.....




A commentator on this pic at the hemmings.com site sees a white '59 Caddy waiting at the light upper right, presumably we are around that year.

I ran Western Camera in late '50's Yellow Pages in the central/western books, nothing turned up....we have a clue in the "7901" street number painted at the top of the building.






Undated, but that's a '68 Sedan de Ville on the left, so likely late '60's...

Plenty of signage clues but I can't make them out, other than the traffic sign hanging over the street upper right that seems to read San Diego Fwy.
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RE:..The business card with the school desk.


"The wooden one-arm chair was a characteristic feature of the “quick lunch” type of eating place which became the popular choice for businessmen around the turn of the last century. The chairs were unattractive and uncomfortable but considering that prior to their introduction patrons seeking a speedy lunch often ate while standing at a counter, they offered relative luxury. Solitary seating made sense in a café where businesspeople usually came in alone and spent little more than 10 or 15 minutes at their meal before rushing back to the office or store."


https://restaurant-ingthroughhistory...ne-arm-joints/


I don't believe this is a 'Globe Dairy Lunch' spot but it's interesting to see the arm-chairs in situ. (pun intended)

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What's going on with the lighting arrangement here? It looks like a continuous
florescent tube that lines the ceiling.
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And what about the blurred out customers and employee? I thought that only happened on Google Street View. Or are they ghosts?
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JMR, the figures are blurred because they moved while the camera shutter was open for a long exposure.


Now, about that baptismal font.

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e_r, I believe that's a spittoon on a column. Here's a more elegant version:


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Elevated spittoons/cuspidors of this sort are most familiar from dentist's offices--"Rinse, and spit!"--though I'd say it has been twenty or thirty years since I've seen one in use in a dentist's office. I used to find the sound of the swirling water to be soothing (but of course the kind in the lunch room didn't have running water in it).

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Thanks for figuring out the recent mystery locations, HenryHuntington...I appreciate it.
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I didn't know Pioneer Pigeon Chicken had a mascot. (who, for some reason, looks very Italian)


Doug Davis Photo, "Pioneer Takeout" Los Angeles, 1969


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If I were the advertising agency I might have gone with a. . . .PIONEER! ..

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We've seen the Italian guy before, but not in such good detail. I identified the addresses here.

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This photograph was taken somewhere in Echo Park.


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Question...

Does anyone know if this is a legit ad from back when phone numbers had letters?

And were they really advertising "dance lessons?"

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Question...

Does anyone know if this is a legit ad from back when phone numbers had letters?

And were they really advertising "dance lessons?"

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Oh, I think so. Also notice the phone number is made up of two letters and only four numbers. This has to be from the late forties-early fifties. Our first phone (in Hollywood) was a Gladstone exchange (GL) with four digits following. About 1948-9. And my best guess is it is dance lessons. The vice squad read news papers.
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I preferred Pioneer Chicken to KFC.
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And were they really advertising "dance lessons?"

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If it was more than dance lessons, who cares if everybody is happy?
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I preferred Pioneer Chicken to KFC.
Yeah, it was crispy. KFC back then had mushy crust, not crispy at all, and the chicken at KFC often seemed undercooked.
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We've seen the Italian guy before, but not in such good detail. I identified the addresses here.
Pioneer chicken, Pioneer pizza, Pioneer liquor all in the same block! That paisano had all the bases covered.
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Does anyone know if this is a legit ad from back when phone numbers had letters?

And were they really advertising "dance lessons?"

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sopas, here's their ad (bottom) amongst those of some competitors. It was apparently a "thing" in 1941.


LA Times, 6/15/1941.
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