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HossC Mar 17, 2016 3:18 PM

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NCD beat me to it! I didn't find any pictures of parades, so here's a Saint Patrick's Day luncheon at the Biltmore Hotel in 1952. The photoset contains three images with two different speakers. The description lists those present as: Charles J. Horan (State Vice President, Hibernians); Jack Hayden (President of Hibernians); Michael Fanning (Postmaster); Archbishop J. Francis A. McIntyre; Chief William Parker. I have to say, it doesn't look like they're enjoying themselves much. Maybe it's because there's no Guinness :).

For the non-Irish speakers out there, "Céad Míle Fáilte" literally translates as "A Hundred Thousand Welcomes".

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...y.jpg~original
USC Digital Library

Happy St Patrick's Day. :cheers:

ethereal_reality Mar 17, 2016 4:38 PM

http://imageshack.com/a/img922/6195/gvp61C.gif


Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Martin Pal Mar 17, 2016 5:06 PM

:previous::previous:

LIKEWISE!

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QYvE6b1Yav...a.%2B1950s.jpgOur Gang

Martin Pal Mar 17, 2016 5:43 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7373842)


I was wondering that, too. The link is an online auction house. I found a 2010 Los Angeles Times article
talking about this being auctioned off by Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA). Their listing (HERE) doesn't
say that it was sold. It was estimated at $80,000 - $100,000.

The Times article (HERE) says:

The entire glass mural is made up of 84 concrete-and-glass pieces, with the pyramid hanging down
from the center, and covered nearly 1,300 square feet when it was originally unveiled.


I guess this is the pyramid part:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6...564f970b-600wi

"While each panel was composed to make up a larger design," the auction catalog notes, "they
can easily be assembled in smaller sections or used individually as coffee or dining tables."


Hmmm...yikes!

MichaelRyerson Mar 17, 2016 7:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HenryHuntington (Post 7374055)
Sorry I don't have an exact street address for you, ER, but the building is on the east side of Cahuenga Blvd. just north of Barham Blvd. The sequence of clips in the video were taken from the Barham Blvd. overcrossing of the Hollywood Freeway and look northward toward Universal City. The abandoned PE right-of-way is visible in the center divider, so Caltrans hadn't yet paved it to provide an additional traffic lane in each direction (ca. 1958, IIRC).


West side.

MichaelRyerson Mar 17, 2016 7:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Noircitydame (Post 7374231)
I came up with 1213 N. Highland as their original location, in 1948.
In 1949 they moved HQ up the street to 1239 N. Highland, until 1951
After that they were at 1435 N. Highland, until 1958 at least.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...belle/48_1.jpg 1948 lat http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/k...cobelle/57.jpg 1957 lat

I don't believe any of those addresses gets us into Cahuenga Pass.

MichaelRyerson Mar 17, 2016 7:38 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7373876)
I'm glad hosedagain re-posted these old screen-grabs.

If I remember correctly, no one was able to figure out where the Wax Seal Co. building was located.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...921/PUKenR.jpg

Shall we give it another try? :)

here's the video (again)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JO5izL_3Jo
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https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1466/...620cda6c_b.jpgLooking north in Cahuenga Pass from the Barham Boulevard overpass, 1952

Wider view from the Barham bridge.

waterandpower.org

HossC Mar 17, 2016 8:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 7374736)
I don't believe any of those addresses gets us into Cahuenga Pass.

The 1956 CD has the "Way Seal Co" at 3230 Cahuenga Boulevard. I'm guessing that it should read "Wax Seal Co". They're gone from that location by 1960.

HossC Mar 17, 2016 8:07 PM

Thanks for all the follow-ups on the stained glass from Columbia Savings. I didn't know it had a hanging pyramid in the center, or that it had been saved.


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We're off traveling with today's Julius Shulman post - well, we can buy the tickets anyway! This is the downtown office of TWA in 1948. Comparing it to the American President Lines office from post #33631, it really must've been a glamorous event taking a boat or airplane in this era. This is "Job 138: Raymond Loewy, Trans World Airlines Office (Los Angeles, Calif.), 1948".

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

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

That model airplane looks slightly out of scale.

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

All the countries of the world, twice!

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

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

I think that the pictures at the back show the Acropolis, the Eiffel Tower, and a sphinx.

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

All from Getty Research Institute

When I looked for an address in the City Directories, I couldn't match the carvings in the images above. Then I found this undated picture which confirmed the location as 6th and Grand.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...7.jpg~original
LAPL

The reason I didn't recognize the building is that the lower floors have been remodeled. The rest of it still looks like the photo above.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...8.jpg~original
GSV

ethereal_reality Mar 17, 2016 8:30 PM

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Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 7374743)

:previous: There it is! -thanks M_R. That Quonset hut doesn't show up on the video.
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'mystery' location.

Does anyone recognize this street corner?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...922/oTGH1U.jpg
old 2008 file of mine / probably found on eBay

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ethereal_reality Mar 17, 2016 8:47 PM

'mystery' location #2.

Does another recognize this long two story building?

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/8m6fZv.jpg
old 2008 file / eBay


-here's a closer look at the sign.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...922/0EtDJR.jpg
detail

LAFSCO?

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GaylordWilshire Mar 17, 2016 8:57 PM

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The Shrine.... Great photo. The ancient streetcar belies the date-- there's a '58 Pontiac in view.

GaylordWilshire Mar 17, 2016 9:07 PM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7374791)


Apparently the Constellation has a wingspan of nearly a yard-- this looks like one of its fleet-mates (same registration number):

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-K...c42/connie.jpg


More here: http://bit.ly/1S6UGFv

MichaelRyerson Mar 17, 2016 9:16 PM

Too late for Monkey Island and too early for Wax Seal...
 
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1445/...4ec121cd_b.jpgLooking north in Cahuenga Pass at the Barham Boulevard Bridge, ca.1947

Rather murky snapshot but really interesting look at the mid-40s traffic pattern at the northernmost reach of the new, improved Cahuenga roadway. Notice the northbound lanes, on the right, exit and cross over to Cahuenga Boulevard and continue into the San Fernando Valley on what then becomes Ventura Boulevard. The southbound traffic originates at the same terminus coming onto the southbound lanes at the onramp as they pass the Barham Boulevard bridge. cool. We're apparently a few years too late to see any part of Monkey Island and perhaps a couple of years before Wax Seal arrives.

www.rdforum.org

HossC Mar 17, 2016 9:17 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7374847)

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7374865)
:previous:

The Shrine.... Great photo. The ancient streetcar belies the date-- there's a '58 Pontiac in view.

GW beat me to this one. The L A Fraternal Supply Co (LAFSCO) was at 657 W Jefferson Boulevard.

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

GaylordWilshire Mar 17, 2016 9:51 PM

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I was curious about LAFSCO, but didn't find much. It moved to South Main in 1973--perhaps from the Shrine-- and may or may not still be open there...more or less at 3704.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-A...5%2BPM.bmp.jpghttps://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--...3%2BPM.bmp.jpg
LAT June 3. 1973 / GSV

HossC Mar 17, 2016 10:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MichaelRyerson (Post 7374904)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1445/...4ec121cd_b.jpgLooking north in Cahuenga Pass at the Barham Boulevard Bridge, ca.1947

Rather murky snapshot but really interesting look at the mid-40s traffic pattern at the northernmost reach of the new, improved Cahuenga roadway. Notice the northbound lanes, on the right, exit and cross over to Cahuenga Boulevard and continue into the San Fernando Valley on what then becomes Ventura Boulevard. The southbound traffic originates at the same terminus coming onto the southbound lanes at the onramp as they pass the Barham Boulevard bridge. cool. We're apparently a few years too late to see any part of Monkey Island and perhaps a couple of years before Wax Seal arrives.

www.rdforum.org

Here's the progress in 1948. The left/right zig-zag for northbound drivers is still clearly visible as the new roadway edges around the corner, past the future site of Universal Studios. We've previously established that Monkey Island is shown on Historic Aerial's 1948 image (it's roughly dead center here), so it must be behind the trees in the view above.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...8.jpg~original
Historic Aerials

ethereal_reality Mar 17, 2016 11:06 PM

re: Shulman TWA photographs.

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7374791)
That model airplane looks slightly out of scale.

Do you mean compared to the Earth? lol.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...924/I8Xtmq.jpg
detail

-the earth looks a bit smooshed.





While looking at the scale-model in your next photo Hoss, I couldn't help but notice that other thingy.

detail
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/e9JTXx.png

Do my eyes deceive me.....is that a saddle??
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Thanks for locating the Shrine/streetcar slide GaylordWilshire. (and Hoss)

ethereal_reality Mar 17, 2016 11:25 PM

I just found this on eBay.

"Bridge collapse, Santa Fe RRs Main Line into Los Angeles." [1941]

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/IRj6Kt.jpg
detail / http://www.ebay.com/itm/6BB821-RP-19...0AAOSwPc9WuoSz

:previous: Are we looking west or east?


-here's the whole photo.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/kjYv2P.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/6BB821-RP-19...0AAOSwPc9WuoSz

:previous: That looks like my Uncle Hugh standing there. ;)


additional information on the reverse.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/uiwrPF.jpg

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MichaelRyerson Mar 17, 2016 11:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7375108)
I just found this on eBay.

"Bridge collapse, Santa Fe RRs Main Line into Los Angeles." [1941]

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/IRj6Kt.jpg
detail / http://www.ebay.com/itm/6BB821-RP-19...0AAOSwPc9WuoSz

:previous: Are we looking west or east?


-here's the whole photo.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/kjYv2P.jpg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/6BB821-RP-19...0AAOSwPc9WuoSz

:previous: That looks like my Uncle Hugh standing there. ;)


additional information on the reverse.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800...923/uiwrPF.jpg

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Looking northeast. That's the Lincoln Heights Jail back there. This is the RR bridge that leads into and out of the Cornfield.


https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7306/...41e46ff0_b.jpgLooking north from the SP cornfield railhead, ca.1938

Nice shot of the confluence of tracks at the north end of the 'Cornfield' (out-of-frame to the left) and the crossover to the Taylor Yard trestles here at Lincoln Heights and up ahead at the Arroyo Seco overpass. The white building on the east side of the 'unimproved' LA river is the Lincoln Heights jail.

unsourced


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