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Krell58 Apr 29, 2015 8:12 PM

Here's a link to some new aerial photos of LA at night,
shot in natural color. They have a noir factor to them.
I'll give two links.

http://sploid.gizmodo.com/spectacula...ike-1700576586

https://www.storehouse.co/air

HossC Apr 29, 2015 8:40 PM

:previous:

Thanks for the links, Krell58. As e_r will tell you, a lot of people skip links, so here's one of the images to whet your appetites.
The fact that I've reduced it to half the width of the original should give an indication of the detail these images contain.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...1.jpg~original
http://sploid.gizmodo.com/Vincent LaForet

CityBoyDoug Apr 29, 2015 9:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7008696)

The style of this building is classical Spanish Revival...[there's a lot of it to be seen at Balboa Park in San Diego, CA.]
Don't the owners of this theater know that this building was not designed to be painted in that garish manner. Its new color scheme is actually ugly in the extreme.
It's gracious dignity and original beauty have totally disappeared.
:(:(:(

MichaelRyerson Apr 29, 2015 9:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hollywood Graham (Post 7008632)
Just might have crossed paths you never know. I had a concession for parking cars at Smugglers Inn in the building that housed Retail Clerks Union (my wife was a member) that was in '69. Smugglers was part of Associated Host who owned Coffee Dan's and Diamond Jims. My Father had Ross Loos (the first health care insurance) with the City of L.A. then Kaiser. My wife had Kaiser so I was with them a long time.
I rode my bike or took the street cars into Hollywood a lot spending the money at movie theaters I made selling papers. You might have been in the same theater.

We lived near Paramount. We used to ride the streetcar into Hollywood to shop and to go to the barber college (for my mother's hair appointments) which was on the second floor of the building which subsequently became sort of famous for having Frederick's of Hollywood on the ground floor. She would treat us to a movie pretty often. I saw African Queen at Grauman's Chinese (at a matinee), King Solomon's Mines at the Warner, I think and The Naked Jungle somewhere on Hollywood Boulevard. Anyways, good times.

tovangar2 Apr 29, 2015 9:21 PM

Montecito Heights
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 7008137)

1910; in the lower left corner is the house (2544 Eastlake) noted by the red arrow in the previous photo. Across the street from 2544, separated by
a vacant lot, are 2521 and 2533 Eastlake Avenue:
http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...s.jpg~original
USCDL -- http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/re...coll65/id/3129

Thank you FW. I love the ELA neighborhoods that time forgot. I spent an enjoyable hour touring around Montecito Heights in my googlemobile. Two more houses from your 1910 photo:

3121 George Street (it appears in the center of the old photo), built 1887:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-J...24931%2BPM.jpg
gsv

And at the top of ELA Park, 3155 Minnesota Street (built 1896). Right margin in the 1910 view (I think):
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-p...24352%2BPM.jpg
gsv

Two curious things: There's a big piece of empty land at Minnesota and Gates. The googlemobile wouldn't travel along Gates to the right (note the mailbox):
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-f...24530%2BPM.jpg
gsv

In the aerial one can see that that bit of Gates leads to (but doesn't seem to access) a group of homes which can only be reached by some unnamed stairs off Eastlake and a narrow, drive (Altura Walk) a little further south:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-h...12908%2BPM.jpg
google maps

HossC Apr 29, 2015 9:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pwrof3 (Post 7008863)

It came to my attention that all of the photos in my past posts were no longer working.

The above post by pwrof3 reminded me of sadykadie2's post from a couple of days ago. Even after refreshing my page several times, the image would not show for me.

Quote:

Originally Posted by sadykadie2 (Post 7004290)

I found this great postcard at a garage sale here in Costa Mesa just this morning. Any dates for this great building? Any history?

Using the image location within the post, I found this picture.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...cLibraryPC.jpg

The LA Central Library was constructed in 1926 on the site of the State Normal School. Check out post #1221 by sopas ej (from almost five years ago!) for some interesting pictures of the area before and after consruction (including the one below). GW did a follow-up post with a couple of pictures showing the library under construction - you can see it here.

Quote:

Originally Posted by sopas ej (Post 4832562)

Here's an aerial shot of the nearly completed Central Library, I assume this was taken while the finishing touches were still being put on the Library. You can see the Engstrum Hotel across the 5th Street from it, on the edge of the rise of Bunker Hill. The Edison Building/One Bunker Hill Building to the right of the Engstrum wasn't even built yet, nor was the Sunkist Building, which would rise to its left. Where 5th Street meets the hill looks unfinished, and you can see the narrow street that slopes down to meet Grand Avenue.
http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/4711/00079535.jpg
LAPL


ethereal_reality Apr 29, 2015 9:26 PM

CBD wrote: "It's gracious dignity and original beauty have totally disappeared." :( :( :(

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...911/HkIjiB.jpg


Come on CBD, it hasn't totally disappeared. Other than the red paint, it's still a beauty.

This is where I first saw '2001 A Space Odyssey'.
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ethereal_reality Apr 29, 2015 9:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7009018)

In the aerial one can see that that bit of Gates leads to (but doesn't seem to access) a group of homes which can only be reached
by some civic stairs (Altura Walk) off Eastlake and a narrow, unnamed drive a little further north:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-h...12908%2BPM.jpg
google maps

:previous: We have a mystery!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/901/ItQPHq.jpg
http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/32...20637568_zpid/

I love forgotten little corners of the city like this.
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tovangar2 Apr 29, 2015 10:20 PM

Vista Theater, East Hollywood
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7008696)

The theater, originally known as Bard's Hollywood Theatre, was designed by Lewis A. Smith and opened in 1923.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...taTheater1.jpg
LAPL

From cinematreasures.org, here it is as Bard's Hollywood Theatre.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...taTheater2.jpg
cinematreasures.org

A couple of reminders of how the Vista looked in the 1970s and 80s:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Q...24827%2BPM.jpg
water and power

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-N...25104%2BPM.jpg
water and power

And now:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-a...30025%2BPM.jpg
gsv

Vintage Theaters sunk a ton of money in the Vista. I'm glad they restored the roofline, but I miss the neon outlining it. Developer and first owner, Lou Bard, was an actual person. Lou Bard's Playhouse was a vaudeville and movie house.

There's talk of a hotel next door.

The Vista played Detroit in "True Romance" (1993) as I'm sure many of you recall.





P.S.

Then:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-B...32151%2BPM.jpg
LAPL (detail)

Now:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-r...32928%2BPM.jpg
gsv

The "B" for Bard remains:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-g...33545%2BPM.jpg
militantangeleno

CityBoyDoug Apr 30, 2015 12:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7009028)
CBD wrote: "It's gracious dignity and original beauty have totally disappeared." :( :( :(

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...911/HkIjiB.jpg


Come on CBD, it hasn't totally disappeared. Other than the red paint, it's still a beauty.

This is where I first saw '2001 A Space Odyssey'.
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I first saw ''Star Wars" at the Chinese Theater on opening day. I went with a friend and he took a big sack to the movie. We had a cool homemade salad meal wrapped in foil while we watched the movie. It was Jack cheese, celery, carrots...things like that. It was a fun and memorable day....a long time ago.

I first saw ''2001....'' at the Pantages Theater on Hollywood Blvd. I went with my mother and siblings. Good to see that you have some great memories of days gone by.


I'm somewhere in that crowd.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psecwtywyu.jpg
http://aggressivecomix.com/2014/05/t...ovie-releases/

JScott Apr 30, 2015 12:50 AM

Even just in photographs, those horrible orange streetlights still hurt my eyes.

The city will look even more spectacular once they are all replaced by full-spectrum LED lighting!

tovangar2 Apr 30, 2015 1:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7009232)
I first saw ''Star Wars" at the Chinese Theater on opening day....I'm somewhere in that crowd.

LOL, me too. Do you still have your "May the Force Be with You" button that you got with your ticket? Mine's around here somewhere. OMG, the 70s.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-x...60207%2BPM.jpg
etsy

sadykadie2 Apr 30, 2015 1:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7009023)
The above post by pwrof3 reminded me of sadykadie2's post from a couple of days ago. Even after refreshing my page several times, the image would not show for me.



Using the image location within the post, I found this picture.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...cLibraryPC.jpg

The LA Central Library was constructed in 1926 on the site of the State Normal School. Check out post #1221 by sopas ej (from almost five years ago!) for some interesting pictures of the area before and after consruction (including the one below). GW did a follow-up post with a couple of pictures showing the library under construction - you can see it here.

Thanks Hoss!:tup: Don't know what happened with the image

sadykadie2 Apr 30, 2015 1:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7009309)
LOL, me too. Do you still have your "May the Force Be with You" button that you got with your ticket? Mine's around here somewhere. OMG, the 70s.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-x...60207%2BPM.jpg
etsy

And remember When Star Wars came out and you'd seen it, but your friends hadn't? They asked about it and I think all I could say was "I can't tell you, you just have to SEE IT

ethereal_reality Apr 30, 2015 2:09 AM

Thanks to everyone (tovanger2, HossC...Beaudry..etc.) who contributed information on the overlooked C.M Hoff Building (120 E. 5th Street),
and the architect Jasper Newton Preston.

originally posted by HossC
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...908/Thpye0.jpg

:previous: It's interesting that there were two additional store-fronts on Werdin Place (the 'private street' mentioned in the article).

In this view from 5th Street, you can see the three small (arched) windows, & a portion of the two store-fronts that are visible in HossC's 1904 newspaper clipping above.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...538/xIp7mX.jpg
gsv
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Oh, and one more thing......


originally posted by HossC
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...538/ZJQbId.jpg

:previous: This is the first time I've noticed the Hotel Baltimore was L-shaped (with a 'wing' extending to Werdin Place)

You can clearly see the 'L-shape' in this google aerial.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...910/I7RsT5.jpg
google_earth

Do you think the Hotel Baltimore had a 'rear' entrance on Werdin Place? (it seems possible since 'The Hoff' had two store-fronts facing Werdin Place)



http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/673/OesVZA.jpg
eBay

:previous: In this 1917 postcard view, the much smaller C.M. Hoff building is visible behind the streetcar on the right.

As I said earlier, I had no idea the Hotel Baltimore extended west behind the Hoff Building.
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ethereal_reality Apr 30, 2015 3:14 AM

"Prince George visits Los Angeles, 1928."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...540/eJLJdp.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1928-Prince-...item234ff91b98

Posing with a cigarette.....how times have changed.

reverse
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...537/neqp4e.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1928-Prince-...item234ff91b98

Is this Queen Elizabeth's uncle? cousin?

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CityBoyDoug Apr 30, 2015 3:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7009482)
"Prince George visits Los Angeles, 1928."

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...540/eJLJdp.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1928-Prince-...item234ff91b98

Posing with a cigarette.....how times have changed.

reverse
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...537/neqp4e.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1928-Prince-...item234ff91b98

Is this Queen Elizabeth's uncle? cousin?

_

Could be.....QE II,s Uncle?

Prince George, Duke of Kent (George Edward Alexander Edmund; 20 December 1902 – 25 August 1942) was a member of the British Royal Family, the fourth son and fifth child of King George V and Queen Mary, and younger brother of Kings Edward VIII and George VI. He held the title of Duke of Kent from 1934 until his death in a military air-crash. His death, on 25 August 1942, marked the first death of a member of the Royal Family on active service in 400 years.

CityBoyDoug Apr 30, 2015 3:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7009309)
LOL, me too. Do you still have your "May the Force Be with You" button that you got with your ticket? Mine's around here somewhere. OMG, the 70s.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-x...60207%2BPM.jpg
etsy

I also got one with my ticket and ''loaned'' it to my mother. I asked her about it and she refused to return it to me. When she passed away I never found it among her things. LOL Yes, that was a long time ago.

ethereal_reality Apr 30, 2015 3:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7009507)

Prince George's death, on 25 August 1942, marked the first death of a member of the Royal Family on active service in 400 years.

:previous: Very interesting. Thanks for the information CityBoyDoug.
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Here is an interesting photograph, but the location is quite vague.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...537/pP1J2h.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...911/Na5AnX.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1940s-ROUTE-...item487cc486c3

:previous: That looks like a large refrigeration unit in the upper left of the photograph. The partial hidden sign may say 'Signal Gas'.
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Route 66 within the boundaries of So. California.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...905/FnIBhj.jpg
http://www.route66university.com/maps/california.php

Mstimc Apr 30, 2015 4:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7009232)
I first saw ''Star Wars" at the Chinese Theater on opening day. I went with a friend and he took a big sack to the movie. We had a cool homemade salad meal wrapped in foil while we watched the movie. It was Jack cheese, celery, carrots...things like that. It was a fun and memorable day....a long time ago.

I first saw ''2001....'' at the Pantages Theater on Hollywood Blvd. I went with my mother and siblings. Good to see that you have some great memories of days gone by.


I'm somewhere in that crowd.

Quote:

Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 7009309)
LOL, me too. Do you still have your "May the Force Be with You" button that you got with your ticket? Mine's around here somewhere. OMG, the 70s.

Quote:

Originally Posted by sadykadie2 (Post 7009331)
And remember When Star Wars came out and you'd seen it, but your friends hadn't? They asked about it and I think all I could say was "I can't tell you, you just have to SEE IT

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 7009512)
I also got one with my ticket and ''loaned'' it to my mother. I asked her about it and she refused to return it to me. When she passed away I never found it among her things. LOL Yes, that was a long time ago.

The one and only radio contest I ever won was getting four tickets to see Star Wars on the 20th Century lot the same week it was released. I stayed up till 2:00 a.m. listening to KRTH-101 for the laser sound and was the first caller. I drove my best friend in high school, my older sister, and her husband in my aqua blue 1965 Chevy Biscayne from the OC to the 20th Century studios. The emcee for the evening was none other than L.A.'s (and Laugh-In's) announcer Gary Owens. That was truly a magical night. :worship: I think I saw the original 14 times.


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