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CityBoyDoug Aug 14, 2015 5:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7128886)
Johnny Socko's excellent post on movie actress/stunt driver, Famous-Player Lasky alum, Anita King, inspired me to look into one of the other players on the Famous-Players Lasky composite.



Miss Ann Pennington


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Here Ann dances to piano accompaniment by a youthful Oscar Levant!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...pssbrugxte.jpg
ebay


click HERE>>: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=29&v=87gjzMzX6ng

ethereal_reality Aug 14, 2015 2:52 PM

'Aqua Caliente', Catalina at Eighth.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/913/mQQj4r.jpg
eBay

I believe the Aqua Caliente was located in this building on the northeast corner of Catalina & 8th.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...540/t5Ko37.jpg
gsv



detail / inlaid sidewalk at entrance along 8th.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...537/1BMRFm.jpg
gsv





deco details
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...661/moPvRC.jpg
gsv

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...907/TsDM89.jpghttp://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...538/3CfLpz.jpg
eBay

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Ed Workman Aug 14, 2015 3:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7127575)
"Aftermath of torrential rains, 1938."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/540/wN9zzS.jpg
eBay

A very interesting photograph, but I am not sure of the exact location.

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Under Figueroa at Riverside drive just before Figueroa was swallowed into the Arroyo Seco Parkway. The building in the background is the LA Jail, the bridge in the distance is that of the Santa Fe, now the Gold Line streetcar, but did they use the bridge or replace it?
Oh, looking south, downstream, February flood-March fix, 1938

ethereal_reality Aug 14, 2015 3:22 PM

Anna May Wong Certificate of Identity, August 18, 1924.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...913/0GzTy2.jpg
http://behindthescenes.nyhistory.org...american-star/

"Anna May Wong was born Wong Liu Tsong in 1905 in Los Angeles, with Cantonese-American family that had lived in America since 1855. However, being American didn't matter in a time when people of Chinese descent were being heavily legislated against.

Beginning in 1909, any people of Chinese descent entering or residing in the US, regardless of the country of their birth, had to carry a Certificate of Identity with them at all times. This was part of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, which prohibited all immigration of Chinese laborers, and excluded Chinese from US citizenship. Even at the peak of her fame, Ms. Wong still had to carry papers like the one above to prove she was allowed to be here."

Read more at:
http://behindthescenes.nyhistory.org...american-star/






http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...905/RPr2EO.jpg

C. King Aug 14, 2015 3:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ed Workman (Post 7129284)
Under Figueroa at Riverside drive just before Figueroa was swallowed into the Arroyo Seco Parkway. The building in the background is the LA Jail, the bridge in the distance is that of the Santa Fe, now the Gold Line streetcar, but did they use the bridge or replace it?
Oh, looking south, downstream, February flood-March fix, 1938

Ed,

They replaced the span of the ATSF bridge to accommodate for the double track of the Gold Line.

Casey

Martin Pal Aug 14, 2015 8:00 PM

In a photo collection titled "West of Western", there is this nice one of a mid-century,
I'm guessing, apartment complex, with a nice simple sleek design. Where is it, I wonder?
There is no information or caption for it, other than the title, "8337", which is the address
number on the side of the building. The only other clue is that, as the collection of photos
implies, it was taken West of Western Ave., probably in the late 70's or early 80's.

http://www.michaelvarhol.com/wordpre...2/44_83371.jpg
Michael Varhol

ethereal_reality Aug 14, 2015 9:02 PM

....and here's another mystery.

Community Dental Clinic, Los Angeles

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...540/E6ZdrE.jpg
eBay

not much information on the back.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...661/DBGAt4.jpg

ethereal_reality Aug 14, 2015 10:01 PM

I found this menu for Stan's in an old file of eBay finds.

(I perused all the menus that have appeared on NLA (by typing noirish menu lapl into Google Images),
and I also checked all the previous "Stan's" posts. -we haven't seen this menu yet.



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/905/5LEZAq.jpg
eBay


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/538/5p1shU.jpg
eBay



The attractive girl on the menu was also on their sign, at least at this Wilshire and Hoover location.

originally posted by Godzilla
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...673/NCuYUB.jpg
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=28930

detail
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...673/ydzihe.png

originally posted by Godzilla
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...538/y8bjst.jpg
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=28930


Stan's at night (I'm unsure which location this is)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...661/MdiZ3g.jpg
pinterest
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LAPL also has a Stan's menu in their collection. (it's easier to read)
http://dbase1.lapl.org/dbtw-wpd/exec...OEH=ISO-8859-1

this is what's under the hand-written specials on my eBay find.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...673/j68dXP.jpg
LAPL

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HossC Aug 14, 2015 10:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7129942)

....and here's another mystery.

Community Dental Clinic, Los Angeles

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...540/E6ZdrE.jpg
eBay

The CDs from 1925 to 1928 list a Community Dental Clinic at either 819 S Figueroa, 821 S Figueroa or both. I'm not sure if it's the one above - I'll have to see if I can spot this building in other photos.

GaylordWilshire Aug 14, 2015 10:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7129942)
....and here's another mystery.

Community Dental Clinic, Los Angeles

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...540/E6ZdrE.jpg
eBay


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-P....bmp.jpg?gl=US

From a Times article, May 8, 1924

ethereal_reality Aug 14, 2015 10:19 PM

:previous::previous:Thanks HossC and GaylordWilshire, you guys are swell.

ethereal_reality Aug 15, 2015 2:00 AM

Ad from the Hollywood Filmograph, 1929.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/538/HVRm0c.png
https://archive.org/details/hollywoodfilmogr91holl




Still in business after all these years.....and still using the same name!!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...537/rPh1No.jpg
gsv



I first noticed the Re-Tan Hotel sign while doing a post on the beautiful La Leyenda Apartment building across the street.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=23519

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ethereal_reality Aug 15, 2015 2:37 AM

Ad for "Hall's Chinese Café" from the June/August 1929 issue of the Hollywood Filmograph.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...661/3sxwY0.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...537/Jv3IWy.jpg
https://archive.org/stream/hollywood...e/n19/mode/2up





It appears the "White Spot" is sharing space with "Hall's Chinese Cafe".

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...538/EuvVW8.jpg
detail



A dream-like interior

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...661/9U4qOL.jpg
detail
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In my earlier post (below), the Hall's Chinese Café space is occupied by the "New Club Royal". (but which came first??)


Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5966598)
I just came across this original negative/photograph of a different 'White Spot' located at 5357 Wilshire Blvd. (address given by the ebay seller)

http://imageshack.us/a/img831/5580/a...bayjan2013.jpg




Why the 'New Club Royal' sign on the roof? Which is it?

http://imageshack.us/a/img580/8986/a...ewclubroya.jpg

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GaylordWilshire Aug 15, 2015 12:21 PM

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_....bmp.jpg?gl=US
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-r....bmp.jpg?gl=US
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7....bmp.jpg?gl=US



Another great drone survey--great soundtrack too. (Don't know if it has been posted before.)

https://vimeo.com/136228343

HossC Aug 15, 2015 5:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7130308)

It appears the "White Spot" is sharing space with "Hall's Chinese Cafe".

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...538/EuvVW8.jpg
detail

In my earlier post, the Hall's Chinese Café space is occupied by the "New Club Royal". (but which came first??)

I don't have any answers, but here are some more images from around that time which may help.

This aerial view is dated 1928. I've added the street names. It looks like this was before the Geo T Cline building appeared. It was also a year before the E Clem Wilson building went up. Is that our restaurant on the corner of Detroit Street?

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original
Detail of picture in USC Digital Library

It's a shame we're looking at the back of the large sign in this 1929 shot. The word "Famous" from the White Spot sign is visible, and the "Candies/Ice Cream" sign next door matches the Hall's Chinese Cafe image posted by e_r. The 1930 CD lists a confectionery and ice cream retailer named H L Garrens at 5363 Wilshire Boulevard, but I'm not sure if that's the name on the signs. The "Drive In Market" sign is in the same location as the "ABA BROS" sign in e_r's New Club Royal image, but is a different shape.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original
Detail of picture in USC Digital Library

Here's the full image showing the E Clem Wilson building under construction (we've probably seen it before).

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...3.jpg~original
USC Digital Library

I can't see any trace of the White Spot, New Club Royal or Hall's Chinese Cafe in this 1940 image. They would've been on the lower left corner.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4.jpg~original
Detail of picture in USC Digital Library

I'm pretty sure that the buildings on either side of Detroit Street on the right of the aerial above are still there, but both have been modified. I thought I remembered a post about the one with the pylon, but a quick search didn't find it.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...5.jpg~original
GSV

ethereal_reality Aug 15, 2015 5:51 PM

:previous: Excellent Hoss!


one more time. ;)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...540/wN9zzS.jpg
ebay

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...540/KwdJG7.jpg
Quote:

Originally Posted by C. King (Post 7129328)
Ed,

They replaced the span of the ATSF bridge to accommodate for the double track of the Gold Line.

Casey

Images of work being done on the replacement span.

May 11, 1994
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...538/kj3EQi.jpg
Terry Guy at https://www.flickr.com/photos/terryviews/






May 11, 1994
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...538/dU6uNB.jpg
Terry Guy at https://www.flickr.com/photos/terryviews/





May 11, 1994
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...538/tWwLuw.jpg
Terry Guy at https://www.flickr.com/photos/terryviews/




1995
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...540/e8HqUF.jpg
Terry Guy at https://www.flickr.com/photos/terryviews/



below: This is my favorite!

February 1995
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...633/eqQkYU.jpg
Terry Guy at https://www.flickr.com/photos/terryviews/

ethereal_reality Aug 15, 2015 6:12 PM

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...540/gfnxig.jpg
vimeo

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7130496)
Another great drone survey--great soundtrack too. (Don't know if it has been posted before.)

https://vimeo.com/136228343

:previous: That video is AMAZING! Thanks for the link GaylordWilshire.


some screen-grabs from the first 40 seconds of the video.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...537/hgJiXP.jpg
vimeo



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...911/8DSQxR.jpg
vimeo




http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...540/p23EmS.jpg
vimeo



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...661/mx2GLh.jpg
vimeo

Again, here's the link to the video.
https://vimeo.com/136228343

HossC Aug 15, 2015 9:26 PM

:previous:

I also enjoyed the drone video. Thanks for the link, GW.


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Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7130647)

I'm pretty sure that the buildings on either side of Detroit Street on the right of the aerial above are still there, but both have been modified. I thought I remembered a post about the one with the pylon, but a quick search didn't find it.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...5.jpg~original
GSV

Thanks to a tip from tovangar2, I changed my search terms and found it was the old Kress building. That pylon looks so much more purposeful with a name on it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5081213)

Below: The "Daily News Building" with a General of America Insurance sign in 1954.
Was this before the Mutual of Omaha sign?

http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/7...54juliewil.jpg
julie_wilsons_world

You can find tovangar2's original reply here.

Martin Pal Aug 15, 2015 9:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7130037)
I found this menu for Stan's in an old file of eBay finds.

(I perused all the menus that have appeared on NLA (by typing noirish menu lapl into Google Images),
and I also checked all the previous "Stan's" posts. -we haven't seen this menu yet.__

I like their special "Basketburger".

There's also a couple of amusing, odd or even scary options, depending on your point of
view, like the Krazy - Basket, featuring a "frankfurter prepared by our secret formula."
Um...no thanks! (Prepared "by" or "with"?)

Also, under their "Spanish Specialties" should I try the "SPAGHETTI with Meat Sauce"?

Tourmaline Aug 15, 2015 11:38 PM

A lot to see. Dress appropriately.



1929 - Looking NW from Santa Monica Blvd. and Highland Ave.
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...id/4078/rec/16


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...zen&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...zen&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...zen&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...zen&DMROTATE=0




Frozen Steam (aka distilled H20) 1123 Mansfield Ave.
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...zen&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...zen&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...zen&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...zen&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...zen&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...zen&DMROTATE=0





Home Ice's monster heat exchanger looks like it could have been an aviation hazard. Drones use caution. 7071 Santa Monica Blvd. (Not to be confused with Union Ice at 6665 Santa Monica Blvd. http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=28228)

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...zen&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...zen&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...zen&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...zen&DMROTATE=0






Leo Singer Midgets


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...zen&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...zen&DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...zen&DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...zen&DMROTATE=0





Quote:

After World War I broke out, the troupe traveled to the United States, and remained there for the remainder of their existence; they performed in vaudeville theaters. . . . . . During the 1930s, some of [Leo] Singer's Midgets began appearing in films, such as They Gave Him a Gun (1937), Block-Heads (1938), and The Terror of Tiny Town, a 1938 Western with an all-dwarf cast. Also in 1938, Singer signed a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to provide 124 proportionately-sized little people to play Munchkins in The Wizard of Oz (1939). Some of the members of his troupe formed a portion of the group, and he traveled throughout the United States to recruit others.

Singer was a somewhat controversial figure in his day. The actor Billy Curtis once noted that Singer "had a reputation for cheating his midgets." During the filming of The Wizard of Oz, Singer reportedly kept half of his performers' weekly pay. Nevertheless, his troupe members often spoke positively of him. Nita Krebs said that he "always treated his people fine," and Grace Williams said, "He had private tutors to give them an education. He treated them fine and gave them beautiful hotel suites." Fern Formica recalled, "He was like a father. He was a good man." A number of Singer's Midgets affectionately referred to their manager as "Papa."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leo_Singer

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...val_poster.jpghttps://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...val_poster.jpg




Prior to the Wizard of O
http://imgace.com/wp-content/uploads...zard-of-oz.jpghttp://imgace.com/wp-content/uploads...zard-of-oz.jpg


1939
http://in1.ccio.co/R5/u1/55/2eea134d...36a5275bc0.jpghttp://in1.ccio.co/R5/u1/55/2eea134d...36a5275bc0.jpg



1939 Judy and Supporting Cast
http://theredlist.com/media/database...theredlist.jpghttp://theredlist.com/media/database...theredlist.jpg




http://www.laopride.com/pictures3/ju...f-oz-set-1.jpghttp://www.laopride.com/pictures3/ju...f-oz-set-1.jpg



http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-f9SncuGX1I...2BOz%2B(5).jpghttp://2.bp.blogspot.com/-f9SncuGX1I...2BOz%2B(5).jpg




Ozoinians celebrate. Margaret Hamilton eyes the coffee and plots her future.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7PKczJkyOl.../oz%2Bbts4.jpghttp://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7PKczJkyOl.../oz%2Bbts4.jpg


http://static.neatorama.com/stacy/margaret.jpghttp://static.neatorama.com/stacy/margaret.jpg

1940 - Judy in front of May Co., Fairfax and Wilshire
http://www.oscars.org/sites/default/files/mayco7.jpghttp://www.oscars.org/sites/default/files/mayco7.jpg


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