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Martin Pal Mar 3, 2021 6:24 PM

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Originally Posted by CaliNative (Post 9205773)
Since we are back in the '20s, I prophesize owlish circular horn rim glasses will come back into style.

Or how about something new...like this...


ethereal_reality Mar 3, 2021 7:28 PM

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Here's an amazing original photograph of the. . .

Shepherd-Campbell Co. Service Station, 2500 Figueroa Avenue, Los Angeles.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/9dHyOo.jpg
Link

An arch this wide must be full of rebar - otherwise it would crumble in the slightest earthquake.




This image differs from the other photographs we have seen of this station. You can view them Here


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ethereal_reality Mar 3, 2021 8:00 PM

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This one is a mystery location.


The same eBay seller also has this original photograph of a much more modest gas station.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/rZrcpl.jpg
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Luckily, there are some clues. Here are two of them

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/DzYghq.jpg
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A sign for cinema equipment (and a tailor) on the left....And the street number #102 on the right.

Good luck minions!



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ethereal_reality Mar 3, 2021 8:32 PM

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One more mystery location for today.



Los Angeles Street, 4x5 Photo Negative from 1970 #210222l


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/1HGSLo.jpg
eBay (no longer listed)









There is one worthless slight clue. . .

a sign on the building.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/IIwJdv.jpg
detail

but it's very blurry.





I don't believe the seller means "Los Angeles Street", per se, because all their negatives of Los Angeles say Los Angeles Street, 4x5 Photo Negative 1970 and then a number code.

You can see some of them Here


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KevinW Mar 4, 2021 12:14 AM

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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 9203150)
Yes Odinthor, sometimes things can be so confusing and strange. The other day I was looking at the cloudy sky over Hollywood and one of the clouds looked like a bunny rabbit and another one looked like a lion. Can you imagine that?

I usually don't talk about it on NLA....I just keep it to myself.

I guess we have a new topic on NLA...carousel artwork.

I actually like hearing about Carousel Artwork. No need to be snide.

CaliNative Mar 4, 2021 3:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 9206237)
Or how about something new...like this...


Quote:

Originally Posted by CaliNative (Post 9205773)
https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds
1920's---2020's?



:wiseman: Since we are back in the '20s, I prophesize owlish circular horn rim glasses will come back into style. O-O Hopefully, flappers will also magically reappear :pimpdaddy: :dancing:

:wiseman: I choose the round ones Martin. When covid goes bye bye I'm going to my optometrist and will get a pair of circular black horn rims. But I refuse to wear a stiff Hoover collar.

Sakhal Nakhash Mar 4, 2021 2:27 PM

"One more mystery location for today"
 
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9206432)
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One more mystery location for today.



Los Angeles Street, 4x5 Photo Negative from 1970 #210222l


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/1HGSLo.jpg
eBay (no longer listed)









There is one worthless slight clue. . .

a sign on the building.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/IIwJdv.jpg
detail

but it's very blurry.





I don't believe the seller means "Los Angeles Street", per se, because all their negatives of Los Angeles say Los Angeles Street, 4x5 Photo Negative 1970 and then a number code.

You can see some of them Here


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Good morning ethereal_reality,

It's been a long time since I've posted here, about 6 years to be exact.
I wanted to point out, (if you have not already done the same thing), that I took a look at the seller's other listing, and found what looks to me to be the same location, facing the opposite direction. I can't make out the signs, however, I'm hoping someone else may be able to.

UPDATE:
Hmmm, apparently I can only add a link to the photo, and not the photo itself. *sigh*

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Los-Angeles...p2047675.l2557

Arch2000 Mar 4, 2021 5:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Sakhal Nakhash (Post 9207114)
Good morning ethereal_reality,

It's been a long time since I've posted here, about 6 years to be exact.
I wanted to point out, (if you have not already done the same thing), that I took a look at the seller's other listing, and found what looks to me to be the same location, facing the opposite direction. I can't make out the signs, however, I'm hoping someone else may be able to.

UPDATE:
Hmmm, apparently I can only add a link to the photo, and not the photo itself. *sigh*

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Los-Angeles...p2047675.l2557

Ooh Ooh! I think I can finally solve one of these! Thanks to Sakhal's post/clue, which I agree is another photo taken from the opposite direction, there is a clue in the photo- a sign for Harbor Animal Hospital. A Harbor Animal Hospital still exists at 2078 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, which is a divided street which used to have train tracks.

So I believe this is a photo of the intersection of Torrance Blvd & Van Ness, looking West towards the intersection. The area is completely changed now, everything around having been built or re-built from the early 1980s. However, looking at historic aerials, there does appear to have been a L-shaped building near that intersection similar to ER's photo. Long gone, I have no idea what it was.

ethereal_reality Mar 4, 2021 6:21 PM

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Excellent collaboration Sakhal Nakhash & Arch2000! :worship:



I saved the photograph it before it disappeared.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/pPXSGw.jpg
eBay





Now I'm curious about this sign. (sorry, I can't help myself)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...922/Zj8Pdu.jpg
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Thank again for your help!

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Mister_Vintage Mar 5, 2021 1:26 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9204072)
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This kid said 'Hold my beer'.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/4dX7Vs.jpg
eBay

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^^ i used to ride trams like that when i was a kid so i wouldn't pay the ticket :haha::haha::haha:

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If someone can read german:

https://i.imgur.com/LymrIYs.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/1AMm7hT.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/T7Liarg.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/1v5r0WE.jpg

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https://i.imgur.com/sTQXDwr.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/4uim7sF.jpg

Mister_Vintage Mar 5, 2021 1:29 AM

And some cool slides

https://i.imgur.com/iULwlKO.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/8DvmiVw.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/XxrQffG.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/9oNt6LP.jpg

Earl Boebert Mar 5, 2021 3:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Mister_Vintage (Post 9207892)

Did anybody else note that the truck was loaded with Lucky Lager?

Earl

CityBoyDoug Mar 5, 2021 5:04 AM

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Originally Posted by KevinW (Post 9206682)
I actually like hearing about Carousel Artwork. No need to be snide.

Excuse me, occasionally I do have an opinion that's mine.

https://s3-media0.fl.yelpcdn.com/bph...qnV0BCZQ/l.jpg
Griffith Park

CityBoyDoug Mar 5, 2021 6:08 AM

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Originally Posted by KevinW (Post 9206682)
I actually like hearing about Carousel Artwork. No need to be snide.

Its always nice to read your comments. You always have somethings pleasant to say to me. I put up a carousel pic for you because I knew you would like it.

CaliNative Mar 5, 2021 6:09 AM

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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 9208055)
Excuse me, occasionally I do have an opinion that's mine. Sorry if that offends you.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Mm16g6IGbE...0/100_1521.JPG
Griffith Park

Doug, I remember a couple of months ago when you talked about how rabbit meat used to be much easier to find in markets before the 1970s. As a kid in the 1960s, I remember seeing rabbit in the meat departments when I went shopping with my parents. Are there any markets where you can get it anymore? I'm eager to give it a try. It is supposed to be very healthy to eat, low fat, etc. I saw a show on CNN Sunday on the regions and cooking of Italy hosted by the actor Stanley Tucci and part of one show talked about the island of Ischia off Naples where rabbits are a favorite dish and it looked very good. But first need to buy it. Can't figure out why a healthy tasty meat like thst became hard to find in stores. Maybe "bunny wabbits" became too cute to eat? Kids raised on Bugs Bunny cartoons refused to eat it so the parents stopped buying it? Well, chickens are somewhat cute, but we eat them. Anyway, that show on Italy reminded me. Your posts here are always interesting. Thanks.

CityBoyDoug Mar 5, 2021 6:21 AM

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Originally Posted by CaliNative (Post 9208083)
Doug, I remember a couple of months ago when you talked about how rabbit meat used to be nuch easier to find in markets before the 1970s. Are there any markets where you can get it anymore? I'm eager to give it a try. It is supposed to be very healthy to eat, low fat, etc. I saw a show on CNN Sunday on the regions and cooking of Italy and part of one show talked about the island of Ischia off Naples where rabbits are a favorite dish and it looked very good. But first need to buy it. Can't figure out why a healthy tasty meat like thst became hard to find in stores.

I have no idea. I would ask your local butcher where to buy it....he should know.

KevinW Mar 5, 2021 6:30 AM

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Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 9208055)
Excuse me, occasionally I do have an opinion that's mine.

https://s3-media0.fl.yelpcdn.com/bph...qnV0BCZQ/l.jpg
Griffith Park

Funny, but your opinions frequently seem to be a little nasty towards others. And if it makes you happy to post a carosel picture, all the better. I've met enough nasty people in LA. Lighten up.

CityBoyDoug Mar 5, 2021 2:28 PM

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Originally Posted by KevinW (Post 9208092)
Funny, but your opinions frequently seem to be a little nasty towards others. And if it makes you happy to post a carosel picture, all the better. I've met enough nasty people in LA. Lighten up.

It would be best for you to look in the mirror. For some reason you like to start fights with me. Why?

ethereal_reality Mar 5, 2021 5:09 PM

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Doug, if you don't like a topic it doesn't mean that others don't find it interesting.

KevinW was right to call you out on your snide remark about the possiblity that circus paintings were incorporated into the Beckman Furs sign.

I fully expect that you will now attack me. Instead, you could start a discussion on a subject that you find interesting. That would be most welcome.

Thanks Doug



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ethereal_reality Mar 5, 2021 5:22 PM

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Tourists visit RKO Studios in Culver City.

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

The RKO sign matches the neo-Colonialism of the administration building in the background but, honestly, I thought the sign would have been a bit fancier.

I don't see any small floodlights on the ground to light up the sign at night. I wonder if there is neon around the border of the sign (similar to the neon around the 'circus' paintings on the, recently discussed, Beckman Furs sign.


(I took a closer look. I think it's probably wood molding and not neon)


As most of you know the administration building (behind the sign) is shown (most famously) at the beginning of Gone With the Wind when it was the administration building of Selznick International Studios.

If I remember correctly there was a hanging sign back then. (or maybe that was just for the movies) :shrug:


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