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Here is the photograph that was turned vertically in last night's post.







I don't believe we will ever know the location. There are simply not enough clues.











A larger view of the fine looking residential street. I think might be West 5th Street. (also from last night's post)






I've been trying to figure out what that is along the curb.



This

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Could it be something left behind by the guy in the wagon?





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The building has hardly changed since the 1914 photograph!


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It was our time last night...



Congratulations Los Angeles Dodgers 2020 World Series Champions!
We are the Champions of THE WORLD. But Turner might get in trouble for rejoining the celebration and taking off his mask after testing +. But the Lakers and Dodgers have brought some joy to our city in this plague year. Will the Rams be next?

Trivia--Has any city won the basketball, baseball and football crown in the same year?

Opinion--Koufax at his best (1962-1966) might have been the most dominant and overpowering pitcher ever, although Gibson, Walter Johnson, Mathewson, Feller & several others were pretty dang good too. But Koufax was consistently good and overpowered batters with strikeouts in his best years. He was the best pitcher I ever saw. This new pitcher Bueller looks promising. Happy that Kershaw finally got his ring after several missed chances.

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We are the Champions of THE WORLD. But Turner might get in trouble for rejoining the celebration and taking off his mask after testing +. But the Lakers and Dodgers have brought some joy to our city in this plague year. Will the Rams be next?

Trivia--Has any city won the basketball, baseball and football crown in the same year?
Even if you throw in hockey, no city or major metropolitan area has won any three in a calendar year. If you broadened the qualification to winning three within a year's time, I can't think of any then either.
The Rams can change that though!

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Here is the photograph that was turned vertically in last night's post.







I don't believe we will ever know the location. There are simply not enough clues.
Not much more than a slightly educated guess and the fact that one of the other photos was from the same general area, that looks like it could be Bunker Hill Avenue.

Edit: Probably not. I looked at some photos of Bunker Hill Ave and there the sidewalk ends right at the curb, no green strip separating the sidewalk and street. It was the general look of the buildings and short setbacks that originally had me thinking that way.

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Ok, here's one more before I hit the hay. This one is being sold individually.



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I was poking around in the Googlemobile, checking out the environs of the (interestingly fragmentary) W. 5th St., when I ran across this interesting survival at 403 S. Bonnie Brae St., currently the Grier-Musser Museum, which didn't come up for me on an NLA search:


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We are the Champions of THE WORLD. But Turner might get in trouble for rejoining the celebration and taking off his mask after testing +. But the Lakers and Dodgers have brought some joy to our city in this plague year.
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I am so sorry to see all the negative attention on Justin Turner, even if one thinks it's warranted. Besides this, he is such a fine human being. He's a part of the city and does charity work all the time on behalf of various segments of the community. He was a nominee this year for MLB's Roberto Clemente Award, an annual recognition of the MLB player "who best represents the game through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field."

In the world we live in now you can be suddenly erased for ONE thing, despite anything else. You know the old saying about walking a mile in someone else's shoes. You've worked your whole life for something and not only is it at hand, but it happens and then...you're not supposed to have any part of it? And everyone else who has no idea about any of that judges you. Because you're not perfect? As a fan I know the feeling from afar of wanting the elusive prize...going on ten years in a row getting to the play-offs, the end stretch, and each year one step forward, two steps back, victories snatched in the last innings and one possibly snatched by a cheating scandal. And I'm a fan, not a player doing all the work. I have to give Justin Turner a pass because I cannot say that I wouldn't have done the same thing.

VIDEO: Many Different Landmarks in Los Angeles Light Up Blue
...........to Celebrate the Dodgers' World Series Championship
https://www.mlb.com/video/la-landmar...t=world-series

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I believe this is the outdoor newstand on Las Palmas Ave. just south of Hollywood Blvd.
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The eBay description is "... a newsstand in Los Angeles / possibly Hollywood." It looks like name of the store is written "National Drug Co." In the 1930 city directory, under Druggists-Retail, the closest thing is National Cut Price Drug Stores Inc 223 S Main, which is now a parking lot across from St. Vibiana's.

UPDATE


It looks like the National Drug Company appears in the Our Gang short A Lad An' A Lamp: https://ourgang.fandom.com/wiki/National_Drug_Company for about 1 second at 16:35. Do you think that object on the left side of the uncropped photo is a filming light? Is that a boom microphone at the top center, and its shadow at the bottom?
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I am so sorry to see all the negative attention on Justin Turner, even if one thinks it's warranted. Besides this, he is such a fine human being. He's a part of the city and does charity work all the time on behalf of various segments of the community. He was a nominee this year for MLB's Roberto Clemente Award, an annual recognition of the MLB player "who best represents the game through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field."

In the world we live in now you can be suddenly erased for ONE thing, despite anything else. You know the old saying about walking a mile in someone else's shoes. You've worked your whole life for something and not only is it at hand, but it happens and then...you're not supposed to have any part of it? And everyone else who has no idea about any of that judges you. Because you're not perfect? As a fan I know the feeling from afar of wanting the elusive prize...going on ten years in a row getting to the play-offs, the end stretch, and each year one step forward, two steps back, victories snatched in the last innings and one possibly snatched by a cheating scandal. And I'm a fan, not a player doing all the work. I have to give Justin Turner a pass because I cannot say that I wouldn't have done the same thing.

VIDEO: Many Different Landmarks in Los Angeles Light Up Blue
...........to Celebrate the Dodgers' World Series Championship
https://www.mlb.com/video/la-landmar...t=world-series

I agree largely, and Turner was one of my favorite players. Always seemed to come through in the clutch. If he had left his mask on when he came back on the field it would not have been such a big story. But he made a bad judgement. He was right next to manager Roberts, who is a cancer survivor and older. What if he gets it? Hopefully not. Hopefully this thing will be forgotten and forgiven. Dodger blue City Hall looks cool.

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I agree largely, and Turner was one of my favorite players. Always seemed to come through in the clutch. If he had left his mask on when he came back on the field it would not have been such a big story. But he made a bad judgement. He was right next to manager Roberts, who is a cancer survivor and older. What if he gets it? Hopefully not. Hopefully this thing will be forgotten and forgiven. Dodger blue City Hall looks cool.
I was up at the observation deck shooting pics a few years ago when they came up and changed the filters on the lights, I'm not sure what was the occasion.
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This morning I happened upon this snapsnap on eBay


eBay

This unknown person is across from the art deco Wilshire Bowl at 5665 Wilshire Boulevard.

As most of you norishers know the Wilshire Bowl would become Slapsy Maxie's in 1943.




Here's a rare look inside at the time the snapshot was taken.


martin_turnbill


To see all the incarnations of the Wilshire Bowl go Here (thanks Martin Turnbill)


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I just realized there are two more snapshots of the same man. (the photographs are being sold separately)



. . .in front of the Wilshire Brown Derby.


ebay

I believe the three large lights(?) on the pole, over the man's right shoulder, were used to light up the derby.








. . .and here's 'unknown dude' in front of Gilmore Field on Beverly Boulevard just east of Fairfax.


ebay

Some information for newbies.

"Gilmore Field was a minor league baseball park in Los Angeles, California, that served as home to the Hollywood Stars of the Pacific Coast League
from 1939–57 when they, along with their intra-city rivals, the Los Angeles Angels, were displaced by the transplanted Brooklyn Dodgers of the National League."............wiki


Congratulations to the Los Angeles Dodgers on winning the 2020 World Series!


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The Garden of Allah Hotel sign turns up

In the 15 years I’ve been researching and writing about the Garden of Allah Hotel, one thing I’ve learned is that you never know when things will come to the surface. Back in December 2012, I posted a photograph on my website from 1960 showing that of one of the original hotel signs had found a home in Michigan. In 2016, I found a wonderful photo from 1951 showing the sign in all its glory. I never did find out how it came to be in Michigan and worried that its exposure to that extreme weather might be the end of it. And then, out of the blue earlier this week, a collector contacted me to let me know that he now had the sign and it was sitting in his garage until he had the time to restore it. I asked if he would send me a photo – and he did. I’m so relieved that it’s still around and that we might one day see it restored to its former glory.



He’s also got the original neon tubing! He said it mostly broken into pieces but will make recreating it a lot easier:



This is the 1960 photo taken in Michigan:



This shot is from 1951 showing the sign in its original location:

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This morning I happened upon this snapsnap on eBay


eBay

This unknown person is across from the art deco Wilshire Bowl at 5665 Wilshire Boulevard.

As most of you norishers know the Wilshire Bowl would become Slapsy Maxie's in 1943.




Here's a rare look inside at the time the snapshot was taken.


martin_turnbill


To see all the incarnations of the Wilshire Bowl go Here (thanks Martin Turnbill)


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^^^
Does this building still exist? Hopefully yes!

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In the 15 years I’ve been researching and writing about the Garden of Allah Hotel, one thing I’ve learned is that you never know when things will come to the surface. Back in December 2012, I posted a photograph on my website from 1960 showing that of one of the original hotel signs had found a home in Michigan. In 2016, I found a wonderful photo from 1951 showing the sign in all its glory. I never did find out how it came to be in Michigan and worried that its exposure to that extreme weather might be the end of it. And then, out of the blue earlier this week, a collector contacted me to let me know that he now had the sign and it was sitting in his garage until he had the time to restore it. I asked if he would send me a photo – and he did. I’m so relieved that it’s still around and that we might one day see it restored to its former glory.



He’s also got the original neon tubing! He said it mostly broken into pieces but will make recreating it a lot easier:



This is the 1960 photo taken in Michigan:



This shot is from 1951 showing the sign in its original location:

^^^

This belongs back in L.A./Hollywood. It looks wrong and sad in the snow.

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The Richfield Building with it's 146-foot tower in 1955

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I sure miss this building. Pic posted by ethereal_reality on first page of his blog, 2009.

Today this building would be preserved. The ARCO Plaza could have been built around it, but in 1968/69 it's value was not appreciated.

Everybody should go back to the first pages of this blog (2009) and enjoy all the pics. Start with page 1, and work forward 5 pages a day. I didn't find this blog until a year ago, so I have a lot of catching up to do.

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ahhhh....yes, the HOLLYWOOD sign.




above: It originally spelled out HOLLYWOODLAND for a real estate
venture around 1923.






Hollywood sepia.






The men doing NONE of the work, are foolishly waving their hats.









Hollywoodland noir, late 1920s




This is me, hanging upside-down from the letter H around 1987.
This is before all the fences and infra-red cameras.
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Another old gem. Hollywoodland. I wouldn't have the guts to dangle like that. Best prank ever--when the brainiaks at a certain university changed the Hollywood sign to read "Cal Tech" and did the same with the halftime card drill at the Rose Bowl. Harmless pranks that made everybody laugh. We need more laughs today. Enough grimness. The Cal Tech nerds need to get back in the prank game.

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