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rick m Nov 7, 2012 4:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BrysonWilshire (Post 5892857)

The studio signage for the Florence Apts was actually placed on the Gladden (formerly Cecil Hotel) at 100 S.Olive St. -- Consult Jim Dawson's new work which I assisted on throughout - a History Press publication- my original filmography list shared with Jim begat the genesis of this -

MichaelRyerson Nov 7, 2012 5:43 PM

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8480/8...2121ab3d_o.jpg
Scott, 1956

11 July 1956. Joe Scott (sitting at his desk in his office). Mr. Los Angeles. Although I find his politics reprehensible, few men have deserved a soubriquet more. Perfectly suited to his times.

USCdigital archive/Los Angeles Examiner Negatives Collection, 1950-1961

GaylordWilshire Nov 7, 2012 6:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BifRayRock (Post 5893633)
Northeast corner of Fifth and Broadway, ca. 1917. "Building coming down Mar 31st." "last Days"
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets.../CHS-9694?v=hrUSC Digital


The shot above would actually be 1923--Weigel-Rixon didn't even open until 1921:

http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/330...oncomplete.jpg
Los Angeles Times July 28, 1921


By 1923, the building was slated for replacement by the Chester Williams Building:

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/370...ldinbgdraw.jpg
Los Angeles Times July 29, 1923

The Sun Drug Co signed a 99-year lease for the same corner spot, but by the time the building was completed in 1926, the Gensler-Lee Jewelry Co had moved in. On the second floor was Boyd's, a new men's store, an echo of Weigel-Rixon. According to the Times of December 17, 1926, Boyd's was to have opened the next day and have...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-W...2520PM.bmp.jpg


It doesn't look nearly so impressive in this shot of the newly completed building...

http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/5826/00008059.jpg

Weigel-Rixon doesn't seem to have reopened elsewhere after it closed in 1923; the Chester Williams Building still stands.

ethereal_reality Nov 8, 2012 12:58 AM

Does anyone know what theater this is? (note the large eagle with light bulbs)


originally posted by bigrayrock
http://imageshack.us/a/img803/8079/aabeaglethea.jpg
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ethereal_reality Nov 8, 2012 1:12 AM

I happened to have my camera out so I grabbed this screen shot from the opening moments of an episode of Mission Impossible
(sorry-I didn't write down the name of the episode).

oops. this thing was huuuge. I'll re-post

I thought it would be interesting to try and locate this extra-wide dead end street, but so far I haven't had any luck.
Anyone have an idea?
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GaylordWilshire Nov 8, 2012 1:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5894397)
Does anyone know what theater this is? (note the large eagle with light bulbs)
originally posted by bigrayrock
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Per Historic Los Angeles Theatres:

"American Theatre, 452 S. Broadway, running from about 1910 through at least 1925. Seating: 500. Status: Demolished for the Chester Williams Building built on the northeast corner of Broadway and 5th in 1926. There's an existing one story building (450 S. Broadway) just north of the theatre site that dates from 1908. It appears in the photos as two stories -- it evidently lost the top one at some time."

BifRayRock Nov 8, 2012 1:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5894397)
Does anyone know what theater this is? (note the large eagle with light bulbs)


originally posted by bigrayrock
http://imageshack.us/a/img803/8079/aabeaglethea.jpg
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The American Theater

Per source, image is dated 4-12-1915. (Note "1917" date accompanied above source image.)

http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0HuntingtonDigitalLib

http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0http://hdl.huntington.org/utils/ajax...XT=&DMROTATE=0




ethereal_reality Nov 8, 2012 1:30 AM

:previous: Thanks GW & BRR! The night views are fantastic.
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"The beautiful white marble Merritt Building." Broadway at 8th Street.

http://imageshack.us/a/img26/3033/papermer.jpg
ebay





The Merritt Building in 1957.

http://imageshack.us/a/img268/1750/a...tin1957usc.jpg
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/search...ner-m3091.html

Siltons? I checked the search feature and nothing came up (I could be wrong of course).

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ethereal_reality Nov 8, 2012 1:51 AM

Wow, I just found this. "Great Skyscraper Planned for Eighth and Broadway."

http://imageshack.us/a/img43/4435/aa...ldingpropo.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img12/1424/aabmerrittsky.jpg
http://historicwintersburg.blogspot....and-bolsa.html


So the original proposal for the Merritt Building was a soaring skyscraper of 233ft! (remember this is only 1910)
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jhny12 Nov 8, 2012 3:33 AM

The Beckett House was mentioned back on page 93. Big Orange Landmarks just posted a link to a lot of photos of the house including the interior. The second floor is in sad shape:(
http://www.planitserver.com/11victor...8=&aid9=&id10=

BDiH Nov 8, 2012 4:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5894406)
I happened to have my camera out so I grabbed this screen shot from the opening moments of an episode of Mission Impossible
(sorry-I didn't write down the name of the episode).

http://imageshack.us/a/img201/4706/dsc0695ur.jpg

I thought it would be interesting to try and locate this extra-wide dead end street, but so far I haven't had any luck.
Anyone have an idea?
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Looks like Ivar Avenue, with the Alto Nido Apartments on the top left. Ivar curves right to Franklin Avenue near Vine Street. The Hollywood Hills are in the distance above Franklin.

ethereal_reality Nov 8, 2012 5:24 AM

:previous: Thank you BDiH!


The fictional character Joe Gillis (Sunset Boulevard) lived in the Alto Nido Apartments on Ivar.

http://imageshack.us/a/img254/9326/a...idoholden1.jpg
http://kittypackard.com/wp-content/u...NidoHolden.jpg




http://imageshack.us/a/img690/8023/a...nidoholden.jpg
http://kittypackard.com/wp-content/u...NidoHolden.jpg





below: Aerial view. I circled the Alto Nido Apartments.

http://imageshack.us/a/img842/193/aabaltoaerial.jpg
google earth/street view





below: The Alto Nido Apartments on Ivar.

http://imageshack.us/a/img38/2932/aabaltonidoivar.jpg
google street view

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Godzilla Nov 8, 2012 2:56 PM

Images of the last remaining Bunker Hill residences have been posted on this thread, but in slightly smaller format. (see e.g., http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=4474 ) 1969 was a particularly sad year.

1965 - "The Castle" situated at 325 S. Bunker Hill. Built ca. 1882.
http://jpg2.lapl.org/spnb1/00017276.jpg

1966 - "The Castle" - housekeeping.
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics49/00059397.jpg

Fall 1967 - "The Castle"
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics49/00059391.jpg
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics14/00026526.jpg

Fall 1967 - "The Saltbox" situated at 339 S. Bunker Hill.
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics14/00026507.jpg

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March 1969 - Saltbox and Castle prepare to travel from Bunker Hill to Heritage Square.
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics14/00026615.jpg
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics49/00059374.jpg
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics49/00059370.jpg
http://jpg2.lapl.org/spnb1/00017280.jpg
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics49/00059371.jpg

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October 9, 1969 Saltbox and Castle burn at their new location.
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics50/00074835.jpg
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics49/00059373.jpg
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics50/00074570.jpg
All images from LAPL



A lot more starting here: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...&postcount=184 and http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...70279&page=224

rcarlton Nov 8, 2012 5:15 PM

A nice picture of the Saltbox can be found here. It was used for the album cover for Taj Mahal's debut album.

Godzilla Nov 8, 2012 6:26 PM

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Originally Posted by rcarlton (Post 5895071)
A nice picture of the Saltbox can be found here. It was used for the album cover for Taj Mahal's debut album.

Thanks.

http://www.silverdisc.com/images/88/886977038129.jpghttp://www.silverdisc.com

ethereal_reality Nov 8, 2012 6:36 PM

http://imageshack.us/a/img855/4036/aabmoulinrouge.jpg
ebay





http://imageshack.us/a/img846/6931/aabmoulinrouge2.jpg
ebay

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GaylordWilshire Nov 8, 2012 9:19 PM

http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/9...lington7th.jpgebay


Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5892916)


Since 28th Street and Burlington don't intersect, I'm wondering if this view is in the Westlake district or in the University district
down on 28th (or in either)...anyway, I'd love to know what those pillars led to. At top is another ebay card described on the
back as "Burlington and 7th"--the lawns look awfully broad for Westlake/Pico-Union, but knowing that quite a few ancient
houses still exist in these precincts, I looked for evidence of any of these, to no avail.

ethereal_reality Nov 8, 2012 9:50 PM

:previous: I searched for remnants of those stone pillars as well. -without success-
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ethereal_reality Nov 8, 2012 11:19 PM

I came across this newspaper clipping today.

http://imageshack.us/a/img5/4566/aab...latimesblo.jpg
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/thed.../06/index.html

I'm a bit embarrassed to say that I never noticed the old Los Angeles Times eagle on top of the 1935 building.




(as a reminder, it's the eagle that survived the 1910 bombing)

http://imageshack.us/a/img138/7931/a...le1910lafd.jpg
http://www.lafire.com/famous_fires/1..._TimesFire.htm







below: Sure enough there it is atop the 1935 building. I guess I just always overlooked it.

http://imageshack.us/a/img203/4798/aabtimeseaglepc.jpg
http://dornsife.usc.edu/la-walking-t...imes-building/




below: You can see it in this 1937 photograph as well.

http://imageshack.us/a/img132/879/aabtimeseagle1937.jpg
http://1x57.com/2011/12/05/130-years...pers-birthday/
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So my question is: Where is the eagle now?

http://imageshack.us/a/img820/7082/a...etodaybldg.jpg
http://laist.com/2008/12/08/la_times...ne_files_f.php




My first thought was that it might be in the lobby, but the lobby has this huge globe as it's centerpiece.

http://imageshack.us/a/img13/130/aab...globelobby.jpg
http://www.placesonline.com/north_am...times_building


Does anyone know what happened to the eagle?? ...anyone know when it was taken down?

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ethereal_reality Nov 8, 2012 11:45 PM

You can see the square pedestal it used to stand on just behind the flagpole.

http://imageshack.us/a/img545/3590/a...agleaerial.jpg
google aerial
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