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ethereal_reality Dec 5, 2012 4:02 PM

1920 Los Angeles Auto Show program

http://imageshack.us/a/img831/8043/aaauto1920.jpg
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http://imageshack.us/a/img402/5306/aaauto1920a.jpg



below: You can see the Baldwin Motor Company space.

http://imageshack.us/a/img195/9750/aaauto1920c.jpg



below: Entire floor plan (1st floor and basement)

http://imageshack.us/a/img339/3107/a...floorplans.jpg




below: A partial list of exhibitors. (the seller chose these details to include in the ad)

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http://imageshack.us/a/img21/4011/aaauto1920etrucks.jpg

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This building was at 7th & Figueroa (photo dated 1922). Was this the auto show building?

http://imageshack.us/a/img823/3719/a...thfigueroa.jpg
http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=71968

ethereal_reality Dec 5, 2012 4:20 PM

I found these two interesting photos while looking for views of 7th & Figueroa.

This is a view of Wilshire Blvd. from the roof of the Barker Brothers building, circa 1938.

http://imageshack.us/a/img812/5073/a...refrombark.jpg
http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...Number=5113290




below: Another view from the Barker Brothers building. This time showing Figueroa, circa 1938.

http://imageshack.us/a/img195/3681/aabauto7a.jpg
http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...Number=5113280
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for newcomers. A repost of The Barker Brothers building at 7th & figueroa.

http://imageshack.us/a/img194/850/aa...broscorner.jpg
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1867
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Mojeda101 Dec 5, 2012 5:08 PM

This REALLY got to me =[

http://urbandiachrony.files.wordpres...4tholivee1.jpg

rcarlton Dec 5, 2012 5:12 PM

The very noirish tale of Walburga "Dolly" Oesterreich...(1880-1961). Dolly was the wife of Fred Oesterreich a wealthy textile manufacturer. While living in Milwaukee Dolly met 17-year-old Otto Sanhuber around 1913. They quickly became lovers, but Fred was becoming suspicious. Rather than quit the affair, Dolly talked Otto into moving into her attic. This appealed to Otto since he did not have to go far to see his lover and he could write pulp fiction (which she typed up and he was able to sell). There was a few times Fred almost caught Otto but the system worked well.

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics18/00028944.jpgLAPL
Photo shows the fine brick mansion Mr. and Mrs. Oesterreich moved into in 1914. The house located at 593 Newport Avenue was the 3rd and last Milwaukee home purchased by the Oesterreich's. Once again, Sanhuber slipped into an attic hiding place. This is the place Otto testified, had a nice attic with stairway, plastered walls and hardwood floors.

The Oesterreich's moved to Los Angeles in 1918. Dolly chose a house with an attic which was apparently rare in Los Angeles. She sent Otto out to Los Angeles first to await her in the attic.

On August 22, 1922, Otto overheard an argument between Fred and Dolly. Fearing for her life Otto grabbed two .25 caliber pistols and rushed downstairs. In the ensuing fight Fred was shot and killed. Dolly figured the best way out of this mess was to make it look like a botched robbery. Otto took Fred's diamond watch and locked Dolly in the closet and tossed the key aside. He then ran up to his attic. The police suspected Dolly of the killing but couldn't explain how she was locked in the closet. They never suspected Otto living in the attic. Murder charges were dismissed in 1923.

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics18/00028932.jpgLAPL
Photo shows Mrs. Walburga Oesterreich at a party at her home on the afternoon of August 22, 1922. That night her husband, Fred Oesterreich, was slain.

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics18/00028968.jpgLAPL
Otto's secret room.

Apparently after the killing Otto went to Canada, changing his name to Walter Klein. Dolly became involved with her attorney, Herman Shapiro. In 1930 after an argument, Shapiro went to the police and told them about Otto Sanhuber's involvement in the killing of Fred.

In the meantime Otto had moved back to Los Angeles and was arrested and tried for the crime. Problem was the statute of limitations had a run out and he was freed.

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics18/00028950.jpgLAPL
Detective Lieutenant Arthur Stoll points to a blueprint of the Oesterreich house. Arrow shows the attic on both sides of the trunk room.

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics18/00028941.jpgLAPL
Shown is a page from the grand jury confession of Otto Sanhuber.

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics18/00028928.jpgLAPL
Otto Sanhuber is shown standing in front of a rose bush. Sanhuber considers his past as a "ghost of the garrets" and now goes by the name of Walter Klein. Pictured with him is his wife, Mrs. Matilda Klein.

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics18/00028966.jpgLAPL
Photo shows Otto Sanhuber as he turns his face to the sunshine and a new life of freedom. Sanhuber was convicted of manslaughter in the slaying of Fred Oesterreich, but the statute of limitations sets his conviction on that charge aside. 1930

Dolly was arrested in 1936 and tried (hadn't the statute of limitations run out?) resulting in a hung jury. She lived the rest of her life in Los Angeles.
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics18/00028959.jpgLAPL
Mrs. Walburga Oesterreich is seen sitting at the edge of a lounger chair. 1930

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics18/00028929.jpgLAPL
Mrs. Walburga Oesterreich and real estate man Ray B. Hedrick are shown taking out a wedding license. 1961. Less than two weeks later she was dead. Her estate went to Hedrick.

The story inspired both a feature film, The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom, and a made-for-TV movie starring Neil Patrick Harris, The Man in the Attic.

DouglasUrantia Dec 5, 2012 6:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rcarlton (Post 5926187)
The very noirish tale of Walburga "Dolly" Oesterreich...(1880-1961). Dolly was the wife of Fred Oesterreich a wealthy textile manufacturer. While living in Milwaukee Dolly met 17-year-old Otto Sanhuber around 1913. They quickly became lovers, but Fred was becoming suspicious. Rather than quit the affair, Dolly talked Otto into moving into her attic. This appealed to Otto since he did not have to go far to see his lover and he could write pulp fiction (which she typed up and he was able to sell). There was a few times Fred almost caught Otto but the system worked well.

When I was a little boy, here in Los Angeles, my mother used to tell me about the lady who kept her lover in the attic. I was fascinated and so was she, herself being a bit on the outre' side.

The photos of nerdy little Otto certainly don't match his actions in the romance arena. Dolly claims he 'made love' to her eight times in one day. It makes you wonder how he ever got any writing work done.

Here is an article that really spells out in detail the steamy 'facts' on how the romance began, continued and ended.

http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/n...anhuber/1.html

Here is 'Dolly' around 1930.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...s606/dolly.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walburga_Oesterreich

DouglasUrantia Dec 5, 2012 7:37 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5926121)
I found these two interesting photos while looking for views of 7th & Figueroa.


for newcomers. A repost of The Barker Brothers building at 7th & figueroa.

http://imageshack.us/a/img194/850/aa...broscorner.jpg
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1867
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ER posted the photo above which caught my eye. At the left we see the Signal Oil building, the sponsor of the quintessential noir radio show below. Does anyone know where in Los Angeles the show was recorded?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...histler-ad.jpg

"I am the Whistler, and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales, hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. Yes... I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak.

Opening to The Whistler

sopas ej Dec 5, 2012 8:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DouglasUrantia (Post 5926300)
When I was a little boy, here in Los Angeles, my mother used to tell me about the lady who kept her lover in the attic. I was fascinated and so was she, herself being a bit on the outre' side.

The photos of nerdy little Otto certainly don't match his actions in the romance arena. Dolly claims he 'made love' to her eight times in one day. It makes you wonder how he ever got any writing work done.

Here is an article that really spells out in detail the steamy 'facts' on how the romance began, continued and ended.

http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/n...anhuber/1.html

Here is 'Dolly' around 1930.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...s606/dolly.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walburga_Oesterreich

Yikes, are those her breasts on her belly?

Sorry.

fhammon Dec 5, 2012 8:56 PM

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Originally Posted by FredH (Post 5925520)
fhammon: Thanks for the information. I kept looking at those buildings across from the Plaza on Google Street View, but could not figure out which one it was. I was looking for a door set on an angle, but could not find one. Your old photo solves the mystery.

And I had that screen grab of the reflection outside the shop, but I didn't include it.

Here it is:

http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/9355/tmen44.jpg
T-Men, Eagle-Lion Films

Can anyone identify the reflection?

It's the white (I suppose) Soochow Restaurant building next to Jerry's Joynt. You can make out the "ANT" of "restaurant" reverse imaged.

http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/1788/sj1d.jpg
LAPL

GaylordWilshire Dec 5, 2012 8:56 PM

Re Walburga's midsection...
Well, sopas, I was wondering the same thing... and there is really TMI in the "Tru TV" account of Walburga and Otto... hillarious stuff, really.

fhammon Dec 5, 2012 9:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rcarlton (Post 5926187)
The very noirish tale of Walburga "Dolly" Oesterreich...(1880-1961).

Excellent!
Thanks, rcarlton.

GaylordWilshire Dec 5, 2012 10:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rcarlton (Post 5926187)
The very noirish tale of Walburga "Dolly" Oesterreich...
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics18/00028950.jpgLAPL
Detective Lieutenant Arthur Stoll points to a blueprint of the Oesterreich house. Arrow shows the attic on both sides of the trunk room.


Note the address on the floorplan... The Oesterreichs were living in Los Angeles at 858 N. Andrews Boulevard by 1920...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-L...858andrews.jpgLAPL

The street view is now obscured by too many trees (trees--my nemesis), so a picture from the curb wouldn't show much except that the house on
its left and the wall are still there. Perhaps to avoid confusion with St. Andrews Place not far to the west, Andrews Blvd later became Lafayette
Park Place... 858 N. Lafayette Park Place still stands...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-3...ttepkpl992.jpgGoogle SV

The house appears to have been enlarged, although the front roofline is more or less the same. I wonder if the current owners are aware of the
shenanigans of 90 years ago? Probably... (I think they should put a plaque on the front)... Also had to look closely to see what was going on in
what appears to be a hot tub out back... the ghosts of Dolly and Otto?

ethereal_reality Dec 5, 2012 10:38 PM

:previous: You're one of the few people that would know Andrews Blvd. was reincarnated as Lafayette Park Place, which enabled you to locate
Otto's love nest (or attic in this case). good job!

Mayor Shaw Dec 5, 2012 10:45 PM

:previous:
The movie "The Man in The Attic" based on this story, starring Neil Patrick Harris, is available to view on YouTube

DouglasUrantia Dec 5, 2012 10:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5926564)
Note the address on the floorplan... The Oesterreichs were living in Los Angeles at 858 N. Andrews Boulevard by 1920...


The house appears to have been enlarged, although the front roofline is more or less the same. I wonder if the current owners are aware of the
shenanigans of 90 years ago? Probably... (I think they should put a plaque on the front)... Also had to look closely to see what was going on in
what appears to be a hot tub out back... the ghosts of Dolly and Otto?

Mr Wilshire is truly the reincarnation of Philip Marlowe, who once had an office at #615 on the sixth floor of the Cahuenga Building...pictured below .

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...uritybank1.jpg

rcarlton Dec 5, 2012 10:57 PM

:previous:
Boy was Hedrick in a hurry to marry Dolly Oesterreich.

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics18/00028970.jpgLAPL
From left to right: Ray B. Hedrick, Mrs. Walburga Oesterreich and Attorney Charles J. Rosin. The two men are shown helping Mrs. Oesterreich out of the marriage license bureau as she is shown almost collapsing. They had to get a wheelchair for her.

Good work on finding her house. The view from the air fits the floor plan. Looks like the hot tub is off the sewing room. The house is an apartment now I believe.

Looks like she likes sagging hose.
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics18/00028943.jpgLAPL
Photo of Mrs. Walburga Oesterreich wearing a plain dress, standing in front of a jail cell.

fhammon Dec 5, 2012 10:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Mayor Shaw (Post 5926621)
:previous:
The movie "The Man in The Attic" based on this story, starring Neil Patrick Harris, is available to view on YouTube

I haven't seen it yet but how can it be nearly as interesting without casting actors approximating the endearing countenances of the actual figures?

I guess I'd better see it....

GaylordWilshire Dec 5, 2012 11:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rcarlton (Post 5926637)
Boy was Hedrick in a hurry to marry Dolly Oesterreich.

Do we think this marriage was consummated? Nevermind.

DouglasUrantia Dec 5, 2012 11:12 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5926095)
1920 Los Angeles Auto Show program

Fun to see all the names of those old cars in that program. Most of which have faded into the distant past. Who ever heard of a Saxon-Columbia?

rcarlton Dec 5, 2012 11:26 PM

:previous:
Band leader, George Olsen, drove a Saxon. Olsen mentions this fact on the first Jack Benny Program, May 2, 1932. Olsen was the bandleader on that show.

Saxon and Columbia were two separate automobile companies. Both went out of business in 1923.

rcarlton Dec 5, 2012 11:30 PM

http://www.earlyamericanautomobiles....s/amer1500.jpgHistory of Early American Automobile Industry


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