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Old Posted Nov 21, 2022, 5:28 PM
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You need to use the emoji with the whip...Works every time.


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Old Posted Nov 21, 2022, 5:42 PM
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Abandoned Street Lights Telegraph Rd. East Los Angeles

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I tried my darndest to find the circular saw giving off sparks, odinthor, but my quest ended in failure.

I did find out that the Grindall Co. occupied a similar building one block away.

This building.

GSV



LAPL



4843 is on the left. . .4901 is on the right.



Of course this is neither here nor there in terms of the missing sign.


The closest I came to a circular saw in motion was this ad. (no sparks)




It's not the Grindall Co. but it's located in Los Angeles. (does that count? )

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Not sure if its been discussed but also of interest along this stretch of Telegraph Rd. is a long row of abandoned Street lamps. Does anyone by chance know more on how long they've been like that?
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The mustache belongs to Jerry Colonna. I found that very portrait photo on Google Images, but I can't post it.
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I recognized him, too. Interesting that three of us recognized the photo where only half or so of it is showing!

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Old Posted Nov 21, 2022, 6:53 PM
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Anyone?
Lwize, I'm not a whiz at getting aerials; but just to get us started, the earliest one I find is after the streets (Spring, gobbling up a stretch of poor little New High) had already been realigned, 1948 (likely you've already seen this):


historicaerials.com, as subtly hinted in the image

City Hall at lower right.
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Old Posted Nov 21, 2022, 7:13 PM
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Can anyone put up side-by-side aerial images of the 1913 Hall of Records - before and after street realignment?
Whip or no whip, here you go, Lwize.


"The Hall of Records acquired its most distinctive quirk in the 1920s. As the image below shows, the building originally stood flush against New High Street. But when the city untangled the maze of streets that once navigated the Civic Center area, it left the Hall of Records standing at an off-angle relative to the new, straightened grid."*

BEFORE

gsjansen / W&P




"That odd stance became a liability in the 1960s, as a new Civic Center composed of modern, monumental buildings and arranged around a long, landscaped Civic Center Mall took form. The county considered saving the building by rotating it to align with the new street grid, but the estimated cost of $5 million was considered excessive. Instead, the wrecking ball came. In 1973, the idiosyncratic Hall of Records gave way to a blacktop parking lot—recently converted into the easternmost section of Grand Park."*

AFTER

gsjansen /W&P


*Text courtesy of our friend, Nathan Masters at Lamag


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Old Posted Nov 21, 2022, 7:17 PM
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Not sure if its been discussed but also of interest along this stretch of Telegraph Rd. is a long row of abandoned Street lamps. Does anyone by chance know more on how long they've been like that?
Just guessing, Noire1, but perhaps the immediate adjacency of the Santa Ana Freeway, which seems to have been built in that section circa 1952, had something to do with it. Maybe the streetlights on Telegraph Road confused drivers on the freeway and made them suppose that Telegraph Road was part of the freeway, with accidents and other automobiliac hijinks ensuing.

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Since they are no longer being used can I have one for my back yard?
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Also of interest along this stretch of Telegraph Rd. is a long row of abandoned Street lamps. Does anyone by chance know more on how long they've been like that?
I don't know how long the street lamps have fallen into disuse but. . .

. .unless I'm seeing things - it appears someone has secured the lamps with wire in hope of saving them.


Telegraph Road

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Whip or not whip, here you go, Lwize.
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re:..NAPLES RESTAURANT & BAR


Here's a closer look at the right side of the 1951 Gower Street photograph.



detail

See that yellowish area on the front of the Naples addition.




It turns out it is an artist's palette!


exlibrisgroup

Free appetizer of fried calamari for anyone who can correctly count the Chianti bottles.





Let's take a look at the bar area.

I've made an attempt to name the people in the photographs.



Can anyone fill in the blanks? (or correct my mistakes / if any)






eBay



Lastly, here's a look at the right side of the 1940s photo before the Naples addition was built in front of the house.


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Could the woman in the row of photos be Mary Astor? Kind of looks like her & she was a big name at the time - mid/late 40's.
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I recognized him, too. Interesting that three of us recognized the photo where only half or so of it is showing!

We Noirishers are not ordinary mortals. Half a mustache is a trifle. Where else will you find people who can pinpoint a location by the contour of the hills in the background? Who but we happy few have among us those who can give you the street, block and address by the reflection of a passing bus in a storefront window? Look upon our gifts and despair.
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Old Posted Nov 22, 2022, 8:11 PM
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Enlarged, slightly enhanced versions of the three "unknowns":

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Here's the first face after running through the (rather amazing) AI-driven facial enhancement program at:

https://app.baseten.co/apps/QPp4nPE/..._views/RqgOnqV




It couldn't handle the other two.

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Here's the first face after running through the (rather amazing) AI-driven facial enhancement program at:

https://app.baseten.co/apps/QPp4nPE/..._views/RqgOnqV




It couldn't handle the other two.

Cheers,

Earl

In the original photo panel posted by Ethereal, the lady on the right is next to Danny Thomas. Could the photo be Marjorie Lord? She played Danny's wife during most of the DT Show (first called "Make Room for Daddy"). It would make sense for the bar owner to place a photo of Danny's TV wife next to his photo. Jean Hagan played his wife in the first couple of years of the series, but I don't think it is Hagan (best known for her roles in "Singing in the Rain" and the "Asphalt Jungle").

The fellow on the left might be an older (1950s) Errol Flynn, but that is a guess, except his facial features are somewhat like EF, plus what appears to be a pencil moustache.

The other photo is too fuzzy to identify. Is he at a piano? Wild guess...Tyrone Power???

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Yes, I'm pretty sure the one gent is at a piano keyboard, so he's likely a composer, bandleader, or singer (or all three).

Now back to the Grindall Co.:

Close examination of the peeling paint on the building in one of the GSV images shows the ghost of the aforementioned circular saw.


gsv

The white dot you see is centered above the building's front door. I'm not sure just what it is--some structural feature or what--but if one looks closely one can see a couple of inches "out" the remains of a circle . . . and then a couple inches further out (you can see it best outwards to the right) the faint remains of the jagged circular line of sawteeth on the circular saw. They took advantage of the presence of the white dot to use it as the axle of the saw blade.

And so we have at least that ghostly reminder of something which enriched my daily drive for a year once upon a time.
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Enlarged, slightly enhanced versions of the three "unknowns":

Eddy Duchin at the piano.
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A mystery location courtesy of eBay.

Seller's description:..."Original 35mm Slide - Summer Lights of Los Angeles by Night June 1969"


eBay / June 1969

I've looked at this view for quite some time and can't figure out where the photographer's vantage point was when he/she took this image.

Does anyone recognize what we're look at? ..Is it Los Angeles?


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Seems more Tokyo at night...
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Did L.A. have any automat style cafeterias back in the pre-1960s, or were they mostly slide your tray cafeterias?

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