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ethereal_reality Sep 20, 2015 11:06 PM

:previous: Thanks for finding this Graybeard.

So it was "Little Thin Hot Cakes" (I had said "Little Thin Hot Pancakes"...so I was close. ;))

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...540/4WGrf8.png
detail / to see the full Kodachrome slide go here: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=31109



Here's a 1940 photograph of the Melody Lane before the lettering on the fa├žade advertising "LTHC" and "Fountain Service".

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...540/srcFrt.jpg
http://miraclemilela.com/the-miracle...s/melody-lane/

above: If you look closely, "Melody Lane Wilshire" in neon script is above that decorative rectangle with six small squares.




below: I just found this closer view that better shows the neon (I believe it says "of" within the loop of the Y). The outdoor patio looks quite festive!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...673/EAmNHF.jpg
http://miraclemilela.com/the-miracle...ne-wilshire-2/

:previous::previous: *hmm..I just noticed something rather obvious. The second tier (enclosed space) in the Kodachrome slide is missing in the black and white photographs.
So the attractive outdoor patio space was sacrificed






Souvenir Menu, showing the lost outdoor patio area.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...540/ZPwCYo.jpg
http://miraclemilela.com/the-miracle...souvenir-menu/


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ethereal_reality Sep 20, 2015 11:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7169118)
1420 S Flower (1912) is still recognizable:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-3...6%252520PM.jpg
(detail from the above image)

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-t...0%252520PM.jpg
gsv

:previous: Good eye tovanger2. I'm impressed.

note the clothes hanging out to dry in the vintage image.

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CityBoyDoug Sep 21, 2015 12:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7170820)
:previous: Good eye tovanger2. I'm impressed.

(I like when I see clothes hanging out to dry in the vintage images. I'm not sure why....I can't put it in words.

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I'm sure a lot of people know what 24 little white squares of cloth are for on the clothesline.:D:D;);)

ethereal_reality Sep 21, 2015 12:51 AM

I've posted vintage slides of neon with multiple exposures before on NLA, but the following two are new to NLA.

And the first shows the "Melody Lane of Wilshire" that I mentioned earlier tonight.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/909/5WXLnW.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-Sli...item5d5d3d21ef





below: Luxury Beer ?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/538/Kn2QFI.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-Sli...item51d817cb03



Luxury Beer bottle cap, 1937. asking: $31.99

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...538/Tv72NK.jpg
http://www.taverntrove.com/item.php?...&intResults=20

Los Angeles Brewing Co. Inc., Eastside Brewery, Los Angeles CA.
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ethereal_reality Sep 21, 2015 2:29 AM

Is anyone interested in buying a 1950s Los Angeles Street Light?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...913/O7ODRw.jpg
eBay





below: Surprisingly (to me anyway), the glass 'globe' is actually kind of beautiful. (it appears to have a flame motif)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...673/cEDMSq.jpg
eBay

If interested, place your bid here: ;)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-City...item4af0f8f04c
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ethereal_reality Sep 21, 2015 4:20 AM

re: Kodachrome slide, Beverly Hills 1940s

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/537/Z2pn8r.jpg

:previous: I think the large building with the maroon roof might be the "Victor Hugo".
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This 'greenish' building in the upper right corner of the slide caught my eye (it looks like a cross between a Ball Park & a Drive-In Theater)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/540/Gy7ccb.jpg
detail

Does anyone know what is it?
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Bristolian Sep 21, 2015 5:30 AM

Sandy Vitale Dance Studio in Gardena
 
I'd like to bring up an interesting old building in Gardena that I don't think has been seen before on NLA. It is on the NW corner of Western Avenue and 166th street.
There is a classic neon sign on the corner that is faded out but you can still see the building was once was the home of the "Sandy Vitale Dance Studio". The address of the dance studio is 1807 w 166th street and the front of the building has the address 16535 S Western Ave. Strangely enough, I believe there is still a dance studio in operation on the upper floor although it remains a bit of a mystery to me who runs it.
I believe I read or heard somewhere that at one time the building served as a courthouse but don't quote me on that.
If any of the super sleuths on here can provide some information on what must surely be an interesting past I would be interested to know.

GSV
http://i.imgur.com/gQ4Xrqx.jpg?1

http://peopletron.blogspot.com/2008/...ce-studio.html
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_kZJQcCCn44...e+Studio01.jpg

tovangar2 Sep 21, 2015 3:18 PM

Sandy Vitale Dance Studio
 
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-o...6%252520AM.jpg
flickr

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-o...0%252520AM.jpg
peopletron <---more info at link

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-d...7%252520AM.jpg
torranceca.gov

Across the street is the old, ca 1918 Moneta Bank building, later a rather famous bar called "The Bank Club"
(which took over after the bank went bust in 1931), now a Japanese-American association:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-1...9%252520AM.jpg
gsv

oldstuff Sep 21, 2015 3:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7169695)
Thanks for the identification, rick m. Here's that LAPL image.

"View of a two-story Victorian style home, located at 3309 South Grand Avenue, north of Jefferson Ave. not far from U.S.C. A small balcony can be seen above the entrance portico, a high-steepled rounded tower, and decorative shingles, and ornamental spindles and brackets adorn this home, which shows significant wear and is in need of paint. Photo dated: November 9, 1940."

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...randAv1940.jpg
LAPL

It's actually a FedEx building that stands there today.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...randAv2015.jpg
GSV

It is really a shame that it was torn down. It was beautiful!. The 1910 Census shows that a William F. Sherwood owned the house and lived there with his wife Bertha. Mr. Sherwood was listed in censuses as being in Mining and in one directory as a gold miner. One directory shows him at that address in 1909, but earlier in 1901 he was at 515 S. Olive. I can't find who built the house.

Bristolian Sep 21, 2015 6:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7171261)
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-o...6%252520AM.jpg
flickr

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-o...0%252520AM.jpg
peopletron <---more info at link

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-d...7%252520AM.jpg
torranceca.gov

Across the street is the old, ca 1918 Moneta Bank building, later a rather famous bar called "The Bank Club"
(which took over after the bank went bust in 1931), now a Japanese-American association:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-1...9%252520AM.jpg
gsv

Thanks Tovanger,
That is an a nice old building as well. I remember when it was still a bar about 20 years ago. The Moneta name is prominent around Gardena. It was an area that was included when Gardena incorporated in 1930.
You still see the name associated with various businesses including a great nursery on Vermont ave.

tovangar2 Sep 21, 2015 6:55 PM

The Bank Club Bar
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bristolian (Post 7171511)
I remember when it was still a bar about 20 years ago.

Is this The Bank Club bar? This tiny image is all I could find and I'm not even sure that that's it:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-O...6%252520AM.jpg
gardena history

The 1985 LAT article made it sound very entertaining. It lasted 50 years or more.

HossC Sep 21, 2015 7:13 PM

Signs saying "Culver Center" and "Culver Center Fish Market" made this Julius Shulman location much easier to identify! On the left is Market Basket. This is "Job 1538: Bank of America,1953".

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original

Here's a wider view from a little way east.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original

And a reverse view looking east along Venice Boulevard.

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

All from Getty Research Institute

The building is still a branch of Bank of America, although it's acquired an indent halfway up the wall.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4.jpg~original
GSV

This is the house on the right of the third Shulman photo. It doesn't seem to have changed much in 62 years.

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

Also still standing are these houses between the bank and the house above. I wonder if they were always this color.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...6.jpg~original
GSV

We saw some more vintage pictures of Culver Center, including the other side of the Market Basket Sign, in tovangar2's post # 27368 back in March.

CityBoyDoug Sep 21, 2015 8:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7171611)
Signs saying "Culver Center" and "Culver Center Fish Market" made this Julius Shulman location much easier to identify! On the left is Market Basket. This is "Job 1538: Bank of America,1953".

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original

Here's a wider view from a little way east.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original


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Here we see cars with fake or painted on whitewall tires. Due to white rubber shortages during the Korean War, whitewall tires were not available.

Flyingwedge Sep 21, 2015 8:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 7170700)


It wasn't my driving.

"My first car was cartoonish in so many ways." Particularly skittish near 3649 Beverly Blvd. (Barkies). http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1307)

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...EXT=DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...EXT=DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...EXT=DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...EXT=DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...EXT=DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...EXT=DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...4096&DMTEXT==0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...EXT=DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...EXT=DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...EXT=DMROTATE=0
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...EXT=DMROTATE=0http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...EXT=DMROTATE=0



Did you see the latest request for posters to please stop hotlinking?

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7159161)
As I mentioned in my post above, all the images of the Bell & Howell building are missing from an old follow-up post. It looks like the California State Library has reorganized their storage system, because a few other posts from around that time also have missing hotlinked CSL images. This is the danger of hotlinking, and happened earlier in the thread when USC changed their storage system. I'd hate to think how many images we'd lose if LAPL changed their system. What we're left with is posts with very little information, and links to non-existent images. Please stop hotlinking to images. It doesn't take long to set up a image host like ImageShack, Flickr or Photobucket, and you get so much more control over the images you post. You're no longer reliant on the original image staying online, and you get a chance to crop and scale images, tweak levels and use screengrabs.

While I'm having my two cents, can people please stop quoting lengthy, image-heavy posts just to add a line or two underneath. I'm not the first person to raise this issue, but it seems to be happening more again at the moment. I realize that the thought of editing quotes probably scares some members, but it's really not that hard. The messaging system handles quotes in virtually the same way as the forum, so if anyone wants to practice editing quotes privately, feel free to PM me.

There are now many NLA posts whose images, because they were hotlinked, no longer display. For example, all the images in this post of yours have disappeared, and only dead links and your small, hard-to-read purple font remain: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=17906

ethereal_reality Sep 21, 2015 8:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 7171739)

:previous: Yikes, that is absolutely awful! 16 missing images in just one post.
That saddens me.

Matt Maxwell Sep 21, 2015 9:37 PM

Speaking of Feliz Chevrolet (3300 block of Figueroa if memory serves), here it is last Tuesday as seen from West Jefferson Blvd:

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/765/2...3fb8d7bf_c.jpgL1290004.JPG by Matt Maxwell, on Flickr

And here's an atmospheric shot of the lot, which one could imagine all kinds of things going down in, 'cept that it's in plain sight of the USC dorm on the other side of South Figueroa.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5752/...be9c7071_c.jpgL1290012.JPG by Matt Maxwell, on Flickr

Sorry for the blur. I was being lazy and didn't haul the tripod out.

That same night I tracked down the Bullocks Wilshire building, which is pretty astonishing in person, and the insane neon clown from Circus Liquor in North Hollywood.

tovangar2 Sep 21, 2015 10:01 PM

:previous: Beautiful pix MM!


Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7171611)
Also still standing are these houses between the bank and the house above. I wonder if they were always this color.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...6.jpg~original
GSV

I've loved those little 1941 houses for decades, so plain except for the little caps over the doors and some star-spangled shutters. They would be so fun to do up and landscape. There's a total of 18 units.

I'm convinced every other one was once painted pink (close to 40 years ago, but my memory is a bit hazy these days). It made them look like petti fours.

The property last changed hands in 1970.

They were two-toned back in the day:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-x...7%252520PM.jpg
detail from quoted post

Hollywood Graham Sep 21, 2015 11:49 PM

Ca. Legacy Lic. Plates
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Noircitydame (Post 7074899)
Hey- as of last week in California we can order the 1960s black & yellow "legacy plate" from dmv, made at Folom Prison from the original molds.
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...960_banner.jpg

more here: http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2...to-begin-soon/

and the DMV's site: http://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/det...cyplates/index

I finally got my Legacy Plate, which I paid for 1 year ago in June. Plate looks very good, better than I expected.http://s597.photobucket.com/user/cal...dxqyx.jpg.html

Johnny Socko Sep 22, 2015 12:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hollywood Graham (Post 7172001)
I finally got my Legacy Plate, which I paid for 1 year ago in June. Plate looks very good, better than I expected.http://s597.photobucket.com/user/cal...dxqyx.jpg.html

The throwback plates are a great idea, although when I was a kid I thought this particular vintage was the ugliest thing I'd ever seen. :P Love yours, though!

Funny thing is...I thought it was a state law that all license plates issued by the DMV must be reflective. Obviously they made a special exception for these?

CityBoyDoug Sep 22, 2015 1:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hollywood Graham (Post 7172001)
I finally got my Legacy Plate, which I paid for 1 year ago in June. Plate looks very good, better than I expected.http://s597.photobucket.com/user/cal...dxqyx.jpg.html

James Dean in the '49 Mercury car [left]. Scene from "Rebel....".

Note the CA licence plates. They could be props but they're of that era.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...pszcvhy01v.jpg
Pinit


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