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sadykadie2 Jun 21, 2014 6:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FredH (Post 6366680)
http://imageshack.us/a/img18/8859/oduo.jpg
Los Angeles Times

$20,000 worth of marijuana harvested, burned

Sept. 8, 1948: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Dwight Smith drags a load of marijuana from a roadside patch in Rosemead. The plants were later burned.

A story in the next morning’s L.A. Times reported:

Marijuana valued at $20,000 went up in smoke yesterday — but not puff by puff.

An even dozen “trees” of the narcotic weed, some as high as 10 feet, were burned by Lt. Ray Huber and other members of the Sheriff’s narcotic
squad and Federal Agent George R. Davis. Apparently growing wild, the stuff was gathered from two places–beside the fence of a slaughterhouse at Rush St. and Loma Ave., Rosemead, and in an alley behind 6800 Alameda St.

Lt. Huber disclosed that the narcotic squad’s attention was first called to the Rosemead marijuana patch two weeks ago. Since then, he said, there has been a “stake-out” there to nab anyone who attempted to harvest it. When no suspicious characters appeared, it was decided to destroy it under Federal supervision as required by law.

This photo was published in the Sept. 9, 1948, Los Angeles Times.


Now strangely, if you look at the picture real close, everyone seems to be puffing on something.

http://imageshack.us/a/img163/7026/l4xt.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img69/2134/bf55.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img856/1584/8kez.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img842/4361/2nul.jpg

Hmm...that last guy looks familiar

I had to clap my hand over my mouth I was laughing so hard at this one:haha:

Chuckaluck Jun 21, 2014 11:56 AM

Clarido Hotel seems to have been conveniently located near a laundry somewhere in DTLA, but where?
1963
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...LJMUNURKH2.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...LJMUNURKH2.jpg

Otherwise, I'm checking in to the Clinton at Sixth and Figueroa. http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...&postcount=107

1950
http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/6...igueroa195.jpghttp://img216.imageshack.us/img216/6...igueroa195.jpg

Chuckaluck Jun 21, 2014 12:09 PM

1925 - Venice. Tall gray structure looming in the upper left portion of the photo, what amusement is it?

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...SGXTXNK3T4.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...SGXTXNK3T4.jpg

http://waterandpower.org/Historical_...cus_ca1925.jpghttp://waterandpower.org/Historical_...cus_ca1925.jpg





1924 Dragon Bamboo Slide - Five stories tall! (Watch out for splinters.)
http://venicebeachbustours.com/wp-co...ragonslide.jpghttp://venicebeachbustours.com/wp-co...ragonslide.jpg

HossC Jun 21, 2014 1:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuckaluck (Post 6626934)
Clarido Hotel seems to have been conveniently located near a laundry somewhere in DTLA, but where?
1963
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...LJMUNURKH2.jpghttp://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...LJMUNURKH2.jpg

The dirty sign hides the fact that it's actually the Claridge Hotel. It used to be at 428 West 2nd Street, just above the Northern Hotel. I'm sure someone will find better pictures, but I knew HDL would have something.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ridgeHotel.jpg
Detail of picture at Huntington Digital Library

The sign is also visible at the start of the video A Drive Through Bunker Hill and Downtown Los Angeles, ca. 1940s.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...idgeHotel2.jpg
YouTube

HossC Jun 21, 2014 1:26 PM

LAPL has added a load of extra City Directories to its archive, including early ones from Hollywood City, San Pedro City, Santa Monica City, Watts City, San Fernando Valley City and Westwood Hills City. I haven't had a chance to explore them yet, but it can only be good news.

Here's a screengrab to whet your appetites :). The address, as always: rescarta.lapl.org

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

CityBoyDoug Jun 21, 2014 4:55 PM

Convenient...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6626948)
The dirty sign hides the fact that it's actually the Claridge Hotel. It used to be at 428 West 2nd Street, just above the Northern Hotel. I'm sure someone will find better pictures, but I knew HDL would have something.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...ridgeHotel.jpg
Detail of picture at Huntington Digital Library

The sign is also visible at the start of the video A Drive Through Bunker Hill and Downtown Los Angeles, ca. 1940s.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...idgeHotel2.jpg
YouTube

The Hotel Claridge looks like a nice place to stay. They even have parking right by the door. Although my car would be at a slight angle and drain the engine oil to one side. Also, its very close to all of the downtown LA sight-seeing locations. I might pop over to that French dip place....Philippe's for a lamb sandwich and a dill pickle.
The Hotel Clinton looks nice also. It probably doesn't cost an arm and a leg to stay there either.


Martin Pal Jun 21, 2014 5:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 6626405)
http://i.imgur.com/gpjfP2V.jpg?1?9181unitedartists.com/

Looks like it started out as the Waldorf in the Waldorf Hotel, at 521 S Main, later becoming the Waldorf Cellar, as it was listed in the '56CD, and seen in the pic at top. Bohemian Los Angeles by Daniel Hurewitz--a good read, btw--mentions in a footnote that 'The official Waldorf liquor license was denied in 1936 on grounds that the business ran 'contrary to public welfare and morals.'"

Wow, didn't think I'd see a photo of this! Thanks GW!

jefn Jun 21, 2014 5:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Those Who Squirm (Post 6621113)
Excellent photos, old friend, and a rare glimpse of something we rarely see here--inside views of the unique private homes whose exteriors we post here so often. ...

I mentioned I had a lot photographs from my time in the house that hadn't been digitized.

Last evening I went through the lot and came up with a bunch more to scan and add to the page I cobbled together.

http://www.birdjanitor.com/1190.html


Note: If you've visited the page before, you may need to refresh your browser in order to see the additions.


Jef

Martin Pal Jun 21, 2014 6:29 PM

Re: The Waldorf Cellar

http://ussslcca25.com/img-sm-pic/170-sm-pic.jpg
http://ussslcca25.com/assoc_photos-09.htm#top

A site dedicated to the U.S.S. Salt Lake City has this very small interior photo labeled:

1943-45 at the "Waldorf Cellar"
521 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA.

The #’s correspond to the names of the sailors listed on the site.

CityBoyDoug Jun 21, 2014 6:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jefn (Post 6627128)
I mentioned I had a lot photographs from my time in the house that hadn't been digitized.

Last evening I went through the lot and came up with a bunch more to scan and add to the page I cobbled together.

http://www.birdjanitor.com/1190.html


Note: If you've visited the page before, you may need to refresh your browser in order to see the additions.


Jef

Jef: I looked over your various webpages...yikes!!!. You are one, how do I say it, unique dude....welcome to noirish LA. Your orange colored home in CO...wow, what an amazing place!
:D;):D

CityBoyDoug Jun 21, 2014 6:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 6627160)
Re: The Waldorf Cellar

http://ussslcca25.com/img-sm-pic/170-sm-pic.jpg
http://ussslcca25.com/assoc_photos-09.htm#top

A site dedicated to the U.S.S. Salt Lake City has this very small interior photo labeled:

1943-45 at the "Waldorf Cellar"
521 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA.

The #’s correspond to the names of the sailors listed on the site.

The infamous Black Dahlia, Elizabeth Short was known to be a patron of the Waldorf Cellar. At least, the place is listed as one of her hangouts....surprise!

Martin Pal Jun 21, 2014 7:12 PM

Thanks CBD about the info on Cooper's Do-nuts raid. I didn't know about that.

http://www.amoeba.com/admin/uploads/...perDo-nuts.png
image source: Stephen Seemayer and Pamela Wilson's film, Young Turks

This Amoeba blog post talks about those events:
http://www.amoeba.com/blog/2013/06/eric-s-blog.html

Quote:

Originally Posted by BDiH (Post 6626844)
Boy oh boy, do I miss Cooper Donuts. Many a pleasant hour spent there, especially at Santa Monica & Fairfax.

BDiH. what corner of SMB and Fairfax was this located? Do you know when it closed?

Other locations mentioned in the blog article:

"Some of Main St.'s establishments continued to operate as theaters like the Optic Theatre (533 S. Main). Main St. and the surrounding area was also home to several clubs and bars popular with gays like the Biltmore, the Brass Rail, the Cellar (521 S. Main), the Crown Jewel (754 S. Olive), Harold's 555 Club (555 S. Main), Jolie's, Maxwell's, the Numbers, the 326 (326 S. Spring), the Waldorf, and the Burbank (548 S. Main), which featured Jazz, and burlesque, etc. There were also numerous small eateries, one of which was Cooper's Do-nuts, a 24 hour coffee and donut spot popular with a clientele comprised in part of multiracial trans and hustlers. The network of hangouts came to be known as 'The Run'."

So...these places were around The Rosslyn Hotel...

The Harold's establishment mentioned above and in the last couple pages at 555 S. Main St. is seen in the following undated photo:

http://www.amoeba.com/admin/uploads/...#39;s1950s.jpg
http://www.amoeba.com/blog/2013/06/eric-s-blog.html

Martin Pal Jun 21, 2014 8:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 6627192)
Other locations mentioned in the blog article:

"Some of Main St.'s establishments continued to operate as theaters like the Optic Theatre (533 S. Main). Main St. and the surrounding area was also home to several clubs and bars popular with gays like the Biltmore, the Brass Rail, the Cellar (521 S. Main), the Crown Jewel (754 S. Olive), Harold's 555 Club (555 S. Main), Jolie's, Maxwell's, the Numbers, the 326 (326 S. Spring), the Waldorf, and the Burbank (548 S. Main), which featured Jazz, and burlesque, etc. There were also numerous small eateries, one of which was Cooper's Do-nuts, a 24 hour coffee and donut spot popular with a clientele comprised in part of multiracial trans and hustlers. The network of hangouts came to be known as 'The Run'."

So, the 326 club (326 S. Spring) mentioned above was this location:

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5430117)
The building at 326 South Spring Street was the location of World Heavyweight Champion Jim Jeffries' Bar.

http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/6...326sosprin.jpg
usc digital archive


FredH Jun 21, 2014 8:22 PM

Street parking in L.A. is getting real tough
 
This sign went up on San Vicente Blvd in Brentwood

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...ps2b200100.jpg
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/...-in-brentwood/

OK, it's a mistake. It was supposed to read one hour, but you have to wonder how many people looked at the sign before it went up.

Martin Pal Jun 21, 2014 8:39 PM

Here's another later (1960's?) photo showing Harold's. The jeweler's street clock has been removed...and there's NO traffic! (Must be that "one minute" parking!)

http://photos.cinematreasures.org/pr...5645/large.jpg
http://photos.cinematreasures.org/pr...5645/large.jpg

austlar1 Jun 22, 2014 2:49 AM

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austlar1 Jun 22, 2014 2:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FredH (Post 6366680)
http://imageshack.us/a/img18/8859/oduo.jpg
Los Angeles Times

$20,000 worth of marijuana harvested, burned

Sept. 8, 1948: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Dwight Smith drags a load of marijuana from a roadside patch in Rosemead. The plants were later burned.

A story in the next morning’s L.A. Times reported:

Marijuana valued at $20,000 went up in smoke yesterday — but not puff by puff.

An even dozen “trees” of the narcotic weed, some as high as 10 feet, were burned by Lt. Ray Huber and other members of the Sheriff’s narcotic
squad and Federal Agent George R. Davis. Apparently growing wild, the stuff was gathered from two places–beside the fence of a slaughterhouse at Rush St. and Loma Ave., Rosemead, and in an alley behind 6800 Alameda St.

Lt. Huber disclosed that the narcotic squad’s attention was first called to the Rosemead marijuana patch two weeks ago. Since then, he said, there has been a “stake-out” there to nab anyone who attempted to harvest it. When no suspicious characters appeared, it was decided to destroy it under Federal supervision as required by law.

This photo was published in the Sept. 9, 1948, Los Angeles Times.


Now strangely, if you look at the picture real close, everyone seems to be puffing on something.

http://imageshack.us/a/img163/7026/l4xt.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img69/2134/bf55.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img856/1584/8kez.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img842/4361/2nul.jpg

Hmm...that last guy looks familiar

About 30 years later, my room-mates and I grew that much or more marijuana in a backyard planter at 208 S. Ardmore Drive in what is now known as Korea Town. It sure as hell was not worth $20,000, even adjusted for inflation. It did keep us pretty stoned for about two years. It had a harsh/dry flavor that I attributed to the air pollution because otherwise the growing conditions were excellent for outdoor weed. I am clean as a whistle and sober as a Judge nowadays, but we sure had a lot of fun back in the 70s. It was a very different social climate.

jefn Jun 22, 2014 3:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 6627168)
Jef: I looked over your various webpages...yikes!!!. You are one, how do I say it, unique dude....welcome to noirish LA. Your orange colored home in CO...wow, what an amazing place!
:D;):D


Thanks bud!

Jef

rick m Jun 22, 2014 3:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 6627192)
Thanks CBD about the info on Cooper's Do-nuts raid. I didn't know about that.

http://www.amoeba.com/admin/uploads/...perDo-nuts.png
image source: Stephen Seemayer and Pamela Wilson's film, Young Turks

This Amoeba blog post talks about those events:
http://www.amoeba.com/blog/2013/06/eric-s-blog.html



BDiH. what corner of SMB and Fairfax was this located? Do you know when it closed?

Other locations mentioned in the blog article:

"Some of Main St.'s establishments continued to operate as theaters like the Optic Theatre (533 S. Main). Main St. and the surrounding area was also home to several clubs and bars popular with gays like the Biltmore, the Brass Rail, the Cellar (521 S. Main), the Crown Jewel (754 S. Olive), Harold's 555 Club (555 S. Main), Jolie's, Maxwell's, the Numbers, the 326 (326 S. Spring), the Waldorf, and the Burbank (548 S. Main), which featured Jazz, and burlesque, etc. There were also numerous small eateries, one of which was Cooper's Do-nuts, a 24 hour coffee and donut spot popular with a clientele comprised in part of multiracial trans and hustlers. The network of hangouts came to be known as 'The Run'."

So...these places were around The Rosslyn Hotel...

The Harold's establishment mentioned above and in the last couple pages at 555 S. Main St. is seen in the following undated photo:

http://www.amoeba.com/admin/uploads/...#39;s1950s.jpg
http://www.amoeba.com/blog/2013/06/eric-s-blog.html

This does then include the Coopers where the Donut Riot as described by John Rechy - it's the small white stand at the parking lot where the front bus is positioned here.

Chuckaluck Jun 22, 2014 1:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tourmaline (Post 6384062)
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/13780/rec/6


1929
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ern&DMROTATE=0


1929
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...ern&DMROTATE=0

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





201 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/13721/rec/8

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

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

PM

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Could some of the malted milk be too strong for minors?

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Quote:

Photo shows Mayor Cryer as he will push the big electric switch which will light up green lanterns around Los Angeles. The lanterns are being used as a symbol of hospitable soda fountain services. At left is A.H. Vossmeyer, who represents the druggists at whose stores the lanterns will be placed. At right is A.V. Wainright, President of the California Consumers Co., sponsors of the movement

June 1, 1929
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics35/00037043.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/pics35/00037043.jpg


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