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Old Posted Jan 10, 2014, 3:20 PM
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We took a good long look at that church quite awhile back - nearly a year ago. Look for several photos on pages 632-634, and lastly a couple of overlays that I made placing the church in the modern cityscape - my second attempt first appeared on page 636. Here it is again:

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Really great work with the overlays. Looks as if the church has been a part of the landscape all along. Well, I thought that until the pole with multiple cross arms caught my eye. A left over from the early 20th century before telephone cables came to be. But hey who am I to criticize when I couldn't even get close to doing what you did.
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Old Posted Jan 10, 2014, 3:34 PM
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Inside Charlie Chaplin's house

I've always heard about Charlie Chaplin’s house at 1085 Summit Dr. in Beverly Hills. Built primarily in 1922 by studio carpenters, the house became known as the “Breakaway House” because of how quickly it started to fall apart. The carpenters who built it were used to constructing things designed only to last as long as the movie’s shooting schedule. Oopsies! I've seen old photos of the outside, but not of the interior until I came across this atmospheric shot. Oh, if these walls could talk!



PS - ImageShack have just done a makeover and the "forum" link it provides only results in a thumbnail version of the photo. The actual photo is 830KB. Can anyone tell me why it's coming up so small here? If you click on it, you can see a larger version.
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Old Posted Jan 10, 2014, 4:18 PM
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What? Chop Suey is not real Chinese food. I suppose there's no Santa or Easter Bunny too. LA, the land of make-believe.

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Even worse, there was never a Little Old Lady from Pasadena who had a Super Stock Dodge................bummer!
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Old Posted Jan 10, 2014, 4:28 PM
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PS - ImageShack have just done a makeover and the "forum" link it provides only results in a thumbnail version of the photo. The actual photo is 830KB. Can anyone tell me why it's coming up so small here? If you click on it, you can see a larger version.
Us Photobucket users had to put up with a terrible "upgrade" to the site last year which screwed up functionality and usability. I'm glad we're not the only ones affected. I can't offer any help for a quick way to post full size images, but here's yours:

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Old Posted Jan 10, 2014, 4:29 PM
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Chop Suey was developed by Chinese living in America, and is therefore still Chinese food. Same with fortune cookies - developed in San Francisco's China Town.
And I've had authentic Chinese food in China. Monterey Park has nothing to worry about.
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Old Posted Jan 10, 2014, 4:59 PM
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I've always heard about Charlie Chaplin’s house at 1085 Summit Dr. in Beverly Hills. Built primarily in 1922 by studio carpenters, the house became known as the “Breakaway House” because of how quickly it started to fall apart. The carpenters who built it were used to constructing things designed only to last as long as the movie’s shooting schedule. Oopsies! I've seen old photos of the outside, but not of the interior until I came across this atmospheric shot. Oh, if these walls could talk!



PS - ImageShack have just done a makeover and the "forum" link it provides only results in a thumbnail version of the photo. The actual photo is 830KB. Can anyone tell me why it's coming up so small here? If you click on it, you can see a larger version.


The secret is to copy the location of the enlarged image on the ImageShack site and then use the image insert tool on this site.

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Old Posted Jan 10, 2014, 6:34 PM
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The secret is to copy the location of the enlarged image on the ImageShack site and then use the image insert tool on this site.
GRRRRRR!
Also: Thanks for the tip!
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Academy Museum/ May Company Building

You may or may not know that AMPAS (Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences) is in the process of turning the May Company building on Fairfax and Wilshire into their new motion picture museum. It's about two years away from opening.

http://www.oscars.org/academymuseum/index.html

Among other things, on their site they have a link to the museum with drawings and renderings and a section devoted to the May Company building with a lot of photographs and a magazine article from the May 1940 edition of The Architectural Forum, detailing the building and it's floors. Most of the photos are from the 1940's.

I don't believe this photograph to have been posted here before.

AMPAS

It's an aerial of the May Company from 1940. You can see Simon's on the corner of Fairfax and Wilshire, too.
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Old Posted Jan 10, 2014, 7:16 PM
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Here's another photo from 1940.

AMPAS

Judy Garland standing on the "Simons" corner with the May Company in the background.
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This building is in SimCity 4.
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What an impressive photograph. I don't recall seeing that huge roof top Mobil Gas sign before.
Good find Martin Pal.
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725 S. Hill Street
ebay .

Ever have lunch at The Eat 'N Shop on Hill Street? (notice all the gladiolas along the right wall)
It must have been a colorful place.
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Old Posted Jan 10, 2014, 10:31 PM
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I've never heard of this place.


Look at the photographer's shadow (s p o o k y)! He looks like a silent film villain.



So is this ranch a part of the movie industry? (a place to learn stunts for westerns) -Like Inceville.
I need to check a map and see where Calabasas is exactly.
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El Monte CA, circa 1953
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Ninja55 provided a link to this image a page back. It's so cool I thought I'd post it. (in case anyone skipped the link)

[URL=https://imageshack.com/i/f12ggij][/img]
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Complete air change every 4 1/2 minutes! Wow


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Building still there

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Very cool building!
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I've never heard of this place.


Look at the photographer's shadow (s p o o k y)! He looks like a silent film villain.



So is this ranch a part of the movie industry? (a place to learn stunts for westerns) -Like Inceville.
I need to check a map and see where Calabasas is exactly.
Sorry to disappoint you, e_r, but it looks like the ranch was named after the Stunt brothers. From stuntranch.ucnrs.org:

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The Stunt brothers, Harry, Walter, and Ernest – and their cousin Sidney from Kensington, England, homesteaded the Reserve land in the late 1800s, building a small cabin on the site around 1885. President Grover Cleveland approved the original homestead in 1889, and Presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt approved additional Stunt family homesteads in 1899 and 1904 respectively. The 300 sq. foot cabin, believed to be the first building in the Cold Creek area was completely destroyed, as were all other structures at Stunt Ranch, in the 1993 Malibu fire.
The ranch is on Stunt Road, about halfway between Calabasas and the ocean.


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Old Posted Jan 11, 2014, 12:25 AM
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3900 W. Century Boulevard, Inglewood

This is just east of Prairie Avenue, on the south side of Century, across the street from Hollywood Park, on January 5, 1963:

Huntington Digital Library -- http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...id/49299/rec/1

Still looking good on April 18, 1966:

Huntington Digital Library -- http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/compou...id/68432/rec/2

Matchbooks:

http://uniqueanteek.com/Matchbook/Ma.../mbc31571b.jpg
http://uniqueanteek.com/Matchbook/Ma.../mbc31571a.jpg

December 20, 2013; no more restaurant or beauty salon, and it's now the Airport Park View (or Parkview, depending on the sign):

Photo by me

The decorative screens over the windows are gone, the globe lights are gone, the original roofline is covered, and the original entrance canopy is either gone or covered:

Photo by me

It actually looks a bit scary:

Photo by me
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Excellent research HossC! So much for my vision of hundreds of cowboy actors/extras descending on the place to hone their skills.
..but it's nice to see the ranch is now a state park.
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I dug up another view of that impressive MobilGas sign. Here's the opposite side...Cresta Blanca. or Bianca
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1938 - North Broadway, Freight Yard, Spring Street, Figueroa (pre-110 Fry), Hill Street


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...d/21945/rec/88


Cathedral High School (Football field is site of an old cemetery)


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...d/21945/rec/88


The pedestrian bridge (watch "This Gun For Hire")


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...d/21945/rec/88


Broadway Street Bridge


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...d/21945/rec/88


Spring Street Bridge


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...d/21945/rec/88

The high resolution image is here:
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...d/21945/rec/88
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Old Posted Jan 11, 2014, 2:13 AM
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1938 - North Broadway, Freight Yard, Spring Street, Figueroa (pre-110 Fry), Hill Street


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...d/21945/rec/88
Great photo, FredH. Just below halfway down the right-hand side, Thompson Boiler Works:


Detail of picture above.

From the 1938 City Directory:


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