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CaliNative Nov 25, 2021 11:38 AM

Happy Thanksgiving noirishers!

CaliNative Nov 25, 2021 11:44 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9460325)
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Here's an oddity.

Katherine's Kitchen serving German dinners somewhere in the Topanga area. ..Say whaaaa ?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/AXPWD0.jpg
Topanga Historical Society

At first I thought this was along the beach but now. . .not so much.

update:

I just found a better description.

"Boards support Katherine's Kitchen at the entrance to Sylvia Park, weakened by storms in the early 1930s. It collapsed soon afterward."..Link

hmm. . .Sylvia Park? I'm not sure where that is. :shrug: I'll google it when I have a bit more time.

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Not too far from the Twin Oaks diner & gas station in "The Postman Always Rings Twice"? To make ends meet in the Depression, Katherine served road kill cooked in the German style, with potato pancakes and applesauce.

Seriously, "Sylvia Park" is a small unincorporated community in Topanga Canyon adjacent to the late actor Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum. Geer is best remembered for playing grandpa Walton on T.V. of course, and an old mountain man in "Jeremiah Johnson" who taught young Jeremiah (Rbt. Redford) survival skills. :wiseman:

Noir_Noir Nov 25, 2021 3:32 PM

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Katherine's Kitchen, spelled incorrectly, is noted on this Topanga map from the 1930's.

It was at the junction of Topanga Canyon Road (Blvd) and Cheney Drive.


https://i.imgur.com/gGnpLdm.jpg
topangahistoricalsociety.org

Martin Pal Nov 25, 2021 8:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Lwize (Post 9460600)
Need more German cuisine in LA.
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Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 9460852)
Definitely! :cheers:
Not quite LA (unless Anaheim is LA), but I like Jägerhaus:

https://www.jagerhaus.net/
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In Los Angeles I like: The Red Lion Tavern!
There's a Beer Garden on the roof.

It opened in 1959 as an English Pub. In 1963, a new owner, whose wife was German, changed it to a German Tavern.

https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/LofR...12.14_PM.0.pngL.A.Eater

ethereal_reality Nov 26, 2021 6:33 PM

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Remember the 1974 Mateo Explosion slides from a week ago....And Here



This one for example.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/zRWDUd.jpg
eBay


. .and this.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/QoDqnL.jpg
eBay


It's the former National Biscuit Company Building (later NABISCO) (I thought it looked familiar) located at Mateo and Industrial Streets.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/kWL9u3.jpg

Nat. Biscuit Co. via pinterest





. . .and when the building was under construction in 1923 or 24. (I'm posting this extra-large so you can read vendor names)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/aRK3bE.jpg
Pozzo Construction firm via jericl cat



The building still stands as the Biscuit Company Lofts

From the loft site.

"Biscuit Company Lofts offers the most exciting lofts in the best historic building in Downtown Los Angeles. “The Biscuit” is the transformation of the 1925 National Biscuit Company (Nabisco) West Coast bakery. The building is a show-stopper and it features 13- to 28-foot ceilings, refinished 80-year-old maple floors, orange brick walls, and unique terra cotta, granite and copper details. Nabisco spent $2,000,000 building this bakery in 1925 and it shows."

See it Here

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/tM2699.jpg

1850 Industrial St. Los Angeles CA


We've covered the National Biscuit in the past.
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ethereal_reality Nov 27, 2021 10:21 PM

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A mystery snapshot. ...Does anyone recognize this movie theater?


"Los Angeles,Calif. around 1926,parade,Indian Chief, movie theatre, Kohler Art Std."

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/fMND4I.jpg
https://www.ebay.com/itm/28453308758...GH1hlZmT"]eBay


The seller included details that aren't as blurry.


Shall we look at them?

OK, then. :)


This first one give you a better look at the Kohler Art Studio.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/KWnU91.jpg



Here's a closer look at the arch of the theater entrance.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/vrmuC8.jpg




Lastly, here's a closer look at the indian chief and his horse.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/63gqNX.jpg

Is it just me or does the horse look like it's one-third cow and two-thirds horse. .

. .not to mention its cartoon eyes.




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ethereal_reality Nov 27, 2021 11:16 PM

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Last week when we were trying to figure out the location of the photographer when he took the photograph of the Ambassador Hotel
the Piccadilly Apartments came into play.


Here's a slide from the late 1970s(?) that captures the Piccadilly P.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/vLTeSV.jpg
eBay

As you can see it looks like it's part of the modern building. (is it a parking garage?)



This second slide, if I remember correctly, was being sold with the first slide is somewhat of a mystery.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/dzoLOt.jpg
eBay


I was surprised to see a cafeteria on what appears to be a side-street.

Blank House Cafeteria & Coffee Shop. :shrug:



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HossC Nov 28, 2021 9:59 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9462623)

A mystery snapshot. ...Does anyone recognize this movie theater?

"Los Angeles,Calif. around 1926,parade,Indian Chief, movie theatre, Kohler Art Std."

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/fMND4I.jpg
https://www.ebay.com/itm/28453308758...GH1hlZmT"]eBay

In the 1920s, Kohler's business was at either 917½ or 919½ S Broadway, but if you go back to the early 1910s, the Kohler Art Studio was at 535 S Main - I think I can make out '535' on the awnings in the detail views. That means that it was part of Robert W Woodley's Optic Theatre building at 533 S Main.

You can read more on the Optic Theatre at losangelestheatres.blogspot.com and cinematreasures.org. There's an interior photo at LAPL.

HossC Nov 28, 2021 10:15 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9462642)

This second slide, if I remember correctly, was being sold with the first slide is somewhat of a mystery.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/dzoLOt.jpg
eBay

I was surprised to see a cafeteria on what appears to be a side-street.

Blank House Cafeteria & Coffee Shop. :shrug:

We're looking due north from a parking ramp behind what-is-now Central Plaza. The tower in the background belongs to the Oasis Church on the north side of Wilshire. The 1973 CD lists a business called Holland House at 3454 Wilshire. It doesn't say what type of business this was, but it matches the sign in e-r's photo.

You can get near the current location on Google Maps. The Holland House site is now home to Mrs Cs BBQ.

ethereal_reality Nov 28, 2021 5:38 PM

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Thanks Hoss. :)




Judging by the church bell-tower in this 1970 night view I'd say the Holland House was in the vicinity of my red arrow.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/wOhFUm.jpg
lapl



The location is. .to say the least. .odd.










Another view of Central Plaza, 3440 - 3470 Wilshire Blvd. (the former Tishman complex)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/PaUhOI.jpg
planning.lacity

So what's up with the building in the back. :shrug: ..I didn't even know it was there.





Here?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/3TKm1e.jpg
pdf

Hubbard House above the red arrow.



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ethereal_reality Nov 28, 2021 7:35 PM

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GW has this great photograph of the Tishman complex nearing completion on his blog Wilshire Houses.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/pwhMZK.jpg
Link.


note the workers.

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GaylordWilshire Nov 29, 2021 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9463000)
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GW has this great photograph of the Tishman complex nearing completion on his blog Wilshire Houses.

The evolution of the Schmidt farm is one of my favorite Wilshire Boulevard stories--


https://i.postimg.cc/YS65QxCC/holland1-1366x768.png
LAT Jan 14, 1962

AlvaroLegido Nov 29, 2021 6:30 PM

Intimacy
 
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9463000)
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GW has this great photograph of the Tishman complex nearing completion on his blog Wilshire Houses.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/pwhMZK.jpg
Link.


note the workers.

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How little intimacy to live or work in the beautiful house against that complex !

CityBoyDoug Nov 29, 2021 9:46 PM

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Originally Posted by AlvaroLegido (Post 9463560)
How little intimacy to live or work in the beautiful house against that complex !

Link......https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=...AAAAAdAAAAABAD

The link illustrates the dance studio of Veloz and Yolanda. Their sign is at the right.

riichkay Nov 30, 2021 5:55 AM

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...720&fit=bounds

L.A. High School atop Poundcake Hill, with the Jones Block in the foreground, in an image cropped from a stereographic photo card.....undated but likely about 1875.

There's two striped poles in front of the saloon....in the Old West barbers would sometimes ply their trade out of chairs set up in the rear of such establishments....the sign is promoting something for .25 cents, possibly "Shave and a Haircut two bits".....

The printing building housed the presses for the L.A. Daily Herald (est. 1873), the first paper in the city to utilize the steam powered rotary press....the machine revolutionized the newspaper industry....


https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...720&fit=bounds



A later photo of the Jones Block and school, c. 1880-1885....

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...720&fit=bounds



Back in 2011 e_r posted a similar photo of the high school, that post included a lovely 1938 letter from a Mrs. Hamilton, wherein she recalled the difficulty of ascending to the school when the weather turned inclement, the post is here.....https://skyscraperpage.com/forum/sho...ll#post5134679



The original stereo card....


https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...720&fit=bounds



Additional L.A. stereo images out of this collection at U.C. Berkeley....http://www.oac.cdlib.org/view?docId=...DLos%20angeles

GaylordWilshire Nov 30, 2021 1:30 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9463000)
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GW has this great photograph of the Tishman complex nearing completion on his blog Wilshire Houses.

https://i.postimg.cc/wT0bf21b/yolandatoreduce.jpg
Link.

note the workers.

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Originally Posted by AlvaroLegido (Post 9463560)
How little intimacy to live or work in the beautiful house against that complex !



AlvaroLegido: More on Veloz & Yolanda's studio is in the story of 3500 Wilshire Boulevard. You can read more about them on NLA itself by searching for "Yolanda" or "Veloz"
(BTW, has the search feature here gotten better than I remember it being?) The house has connections to the LA Soap Company, which we've explored here over the years.


Here's the house and the boulevard before the Tishmans arrived from New York:

https://i.postimg.cc/26CCdTb8/3500wi...51x551-bmp.jpghttps://i.postimg.cc/VL82J5tm/3500yo...14x478-bmp.jpg

Martin Pal Nov 30, 2021 7:25 PM

Veloz & Yolanda's Dance Studio 326 S. Beverly Dr. -- that address is currently the home of Café Istanbul.
(Not Constantinople. :yes:)
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Also:

Video Link

ethereal_reality Nov 30, 2021 8:49 PM

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An original slide from the 1970s recently listed on eBay.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/6Lb14y.jpg
search purposes:...1970s Los Angeles Street Scene, Walgreens...Original 35mm SLIDE.


Here's a closer look.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/Cr5RpV.jpg
eBay

At first glance I wasn't sure this was Los Angeles (and I'm still not 100% sure)


What, pray tell, is this? (the name is obviously Spanish but what about the characters)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/8U3GMH.jpg
detail

Half Phoenician / Half Zodiac Signs? :shrug:..(I'm kidding, obviously)

HossC Nov 30, 2021 9:09 PM

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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 9464118)

AlvaroLegido: More on Veloz & Yolanda's studio is in the story of 3500 Wilshire Boulevard. You can read more about them on NLA itself by searching for "Yolanda" or "Veloz"
(BTW, has the search feature here gotten better than I remember it being?) The house has connections to the LA Soap Company, which we've explored here over the years.

Here's the house and the boulevard before the Tishmans arrived from New York:

https://i.postimg.cc/26CCdTb8/3500wi...51x551-bmp.jpg

Here's an aerial from December 1931. The houses on Wilshire are clearly visible, as are the Piccadilly Apartments on Irolo and many other extant apartment buildings south of 7th. Looking at Historic Aerials, it looks like the jog at the northern end of Irolo (which joins it to Normandie) was allowed for when the Tishman building was built, and completed by 1954. That wiped out Veloz and Yolanda's dance school, so they weren't neighbors with the Tishman building for long. According to GW's blog, the house next door at 3508 (which was home to Embassy Realty Associates Inc in its later days) only lasted a year or so longer.

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...ssador1931.jpg
mil.library.ucsb.edu

ethereal_reality Nov 30, 2021 9:41 PM

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mystery slide.

Here's another original slide also found on eBay. I happened upon it a week (or so) ago and now I can't find it again.
If I remember correctly, the seller said that the slide was taken in the Mid-Wilshire area / Koreatown.


As you can see, it's not that great of a slide but if you concentrate on the right side of the photograph there's something intriguing going on.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/VX0YP0.jpg
eBay

Judging by the wood fence-like barrier constructed around the houses I thought they were about to be torn down for a larger project.






Here's a closer look.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/MWo1Ch.jpg
detail

hmmm. . .but now not so sure. What I thought was a construction barrier might actually be a. .um. .parking garage? . . .a one-story parking garage :shrug:
(of course the bottom level could be below-grade / slightly underground)
If that's the case, the houses are just beyond the structure.

I'm hoping someone recognizes the street corner so we can figure out what's going on in the old slide. .and to see if the old houses are still there.

Thanks. :)




or :whip:


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