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Tourmaline Nov 13, 2016 2:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7621038)
We've seen Julius Shulman pictures of Douglas Honnold designs in the past (e.g. here and here). This is "Job 1006: Douglas Honnold, Dunhill's (Beverly Hills, Calif.), 1951".


It's obvious that Mr Shulman visited before the building had been completed. Maybe someone has interior or exterior pictures of the finished store.

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

The third and final shot looks down the street.

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



Same vicinity, circa '56 http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=35792


Dunhill, after it opened and began attracting street dancing, 1956.:P

http://www.gstatic.com/hostedimg/975afe0528a7fb24_largeLIFE


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ethereal_reality Nov 13, 2016 7:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7621375)
The Shipman Manufacturing Co was at 1326 S Lorena Street. The building is still standing, and appears to have kept some of its period details. As far as I can tell, it was built in 1937. The first listing I found for Shipman Manufacturing at this address is 1938, so despite the ship details (inset) looking like the old Bank of America logo, they were probably installed for Shipman. Listings in Billboard magazine from around 1950 suggest that Shipman Manufacturing also supplied items such as postcards, candy bars and gum,

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

:previous: Excellent find Hoss!

I came across this building a long time ago and wondered about the ship emblems on the facade.

I had no idea the 'ships' pertain to the Shipman Company. Very cool! :)
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ethereal_reality Nov 13, 2016 8:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 7621417)
http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...sPharmacy1.jpg
LAPL

I checked out 14423 Gilmore Street in Van Nuys and found it still belongs to Kovacs Pharmacy.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...sPharmacy2.jpg
GSV

:previous: I was intrigued by the oddly shaped lettering.

Upon closer inspection the sign (on the outer wall and up above on the right) are made out of tiles.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/cfg9sk.jpg
https://hereinvannuys.files.wordpres...3/dscf0075.jpg

The tiles were installed sometime after the mid-sixties. (they're not in the 1964 pic Hoss posted.
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HossC Nov 13, 2016 9:11 PM

Thanks for the pictures of the dancers on S Rodeo Drive, Tourmaline. The listing for Alfred Dunhill was at the end of a page in the 1956 CD, so I didn't spot that it was next to Romanoff's.


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Today's Julius Shulman pictures show some stores in Redondo Beach. This is "Job 1298: Carl Maston, stores (Redondo Beach, Calif.), 1952".

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

And now a look around the back of Florences Yardage, Mode O'Day and Brucker's Shoes.

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

There's just a single view of this branch of Sally Shops of California.

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

All from Getty Research Institute

The Mode O'Day store in the first picture has the number 222 over the door. That led me to the advert below which shows that the full address was 222 Hermosa Avenue. At the bottom, we see that Sally Shops of California was at 304 Hermosa Avenue. Both were part of Redondo Triangle. Another page of this 1956 advert mentions Florence's Yardage, but there's no sign of Brucker's Shoes (a 1953 advert for Brucker's Shoes at 258 Hermosa Avenue can be seen here).

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...4.jpg~original
arch.torranceca.gov (PDF)

Pictures of Redondo Triangle seem to be thin on the ground. The whole block between what-is-now N Pacific Avenue, N Harbor Drive and Beryl Street was redeveloped sometime in the '80s. Here's one of the few photos I found.

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

ethereal_reality Nov 13, 2016 10:37 PM

This is from that group of glass negatives [1920] I found about a month ago on eBay.

Frustratingly, the seller failed to post an image of the complete glass neg. :(

Instead, all we have here are three details, but they're interesting enough on their own that I though I'd go ahead and post them.


The subject of the negative is of a truck parked somewhere along Hope Street (I know this because there's a street sign in detail #2)


detail #1 (the back of a large church, quite beautiful)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/3btHgO.jpg




detail #2 (there's the street sign for Hope St just below the five-globe streetlight on the left)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/VOmJRu.jpg

:previous: note the young boys with what looks like home-made crate scooters.





detail #3 (here we're looking down a street toward a large Y.M.C.A.)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...922/OzEq9j.jpg

That looks like the State Normal School in the distance.
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BifRayRock Nov 13, 2016 11:35 PM



1952 - Market Street, Inglewood


Century Chevrolet at 436 S. Market Street. In the distance, we can see the Fox (115 N. Market) and Ritz (226 S. Market) theaters. Avoid parking hassles, WigWag recommends taking the street cars. ;)


http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...u.jpg~originalhttp://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...coll2/id/48887



http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...p.jpg~original





http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...t.jpg~original



The "F" stood for "Foodland" located at 321 S. Market St. Sam Seelig, of Safeway Stores fame, was responsible for this enterprise.
1938 Foodland
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00100/00100862.jpghttp://jpg1.lapl.org/00100/00100862.jpg







ethereal_reality Nov 13, 2016 11:39 PM

Here's a series of photographs that I found in an old file of mine. (I'm pretty sure these are new to NLA) -I checked past 'flood' photos/posts. -and these didn't turn up.

"Heavy rains in Beverly Glen" [1952]

I thought it might be fun to try and figure where along Beverly Glen Blvd. these were taken.


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/YlWkyg.jpg
http://lit250v.library.ucla.edu/isla.../laviews%3A421





http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/H8PT88.jpg
http://lit250v.library.ucla.edu/isla.../laviews%3A424




http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/ytokwv.jpg
http://lit250v.library.ucla.edu/isla.../laviews%3A427



This is my favorite.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...924/4FIgSa.jpg
http://lit250v.library.ucla.edu/isla.../laviews%3A420

This one seems familiar for some reason.

Have we tried to find the building on the left (with the corner turret) on NLA?
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http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...923/YdKJRu.jpg
David Foos at http://beverlyglen.org/2014/12/03/ho...glen-flooding/

BifRayRock Nov 14, 2016 12:10 AM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 6893281)
This postcard I found on eBay earlier seems to illustrate jg6544's description quite nicely.

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...XPostcard1.jpg
http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...XPostcard2.jpg
eBay


According to lawa.org, LAX went from just over 51 million passengers in 1994 to 66.7 million by 2013. Wikipedia estimates 70.7 million passengers for 2014.











'63 Split-window.
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/o...g.jpg~originalhttp://www.techrides.com/luxury-car-...ette-stingray/



http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/s...e.jpg~originalLife and http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/s...e.jpg~original




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1970 Video on future of LAX >>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0mVzmbJyAQ


ethereal_reality Nov 14, 2016 1:37 AM

Here's a follow-up to the Beverly Glen 'flood' photos I just posted.


I just found this photograph of a boy checking mailbox damage on Beverly Glen after the heavy rain in 1952.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/924/UbgXJg.jpg
http://lit250v.library.ucla.edu/isla.../laviews%3A425

"Beverly Glen, 1952. Gift of Bob English, UCSB."



Same boy, half buried car and truck.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...921/SWDv95.jpg
http://lit250v.library.ucla.edu/isla.../laviews%3A416

ethereal_reality Nov 14, 2016 4:24 AM

'mystery' apartment.

"Corppen Apts. Los Angeles, 1908"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/sN5NnY.jpg
http://lit250v.library.ucla.edu/isla...t/laviews%3A69


I've notice several errors in this archive I'm going through, and I think this might be one of them.

I couldn't find "Corppen" in any of the old L.A. city directories. (I tried Croppen, Corpen, Cropen, etc.)

Does anyone recognize this fine looking about building?
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http://lit250v.library.ucla.edu/isla...t/laviews%3A69

ethereal_reality Nov 14, 2016 5:04 AM

This is the best view I've seen of the rocky footbridge just outside of Singleton Court.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/s4FdPx.jpg
http://lit250v.library.ucla.edu/isla.../laviews%3A939


below: If you look closely you can see the wrought-iron gate that stood at the entrance to Singleton Court.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/LAO1am.jpg
detail

:previous: hmmm...I just noticed something odd on the left side of the photo (it appears to be another entrance of some sort with drapery over the stop and down the sides)



In case you're not sure what I'm talking about, here it is enlarged a bit more (beneath the blue arrow)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640...921/6apGLN.jpgdetail

I believe that's part of it's reflection in the pond below the bridge.

I wonder if it was erected for a special occasion? Other than that...I got nuttin'. -anyone else want to wager a guess? ;)
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As a reminder, here's the Singleton Court entryway.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...921/Zw8Aww.jpg
eBay file

More History:

Here's Los Angeles Past's excellent post on Singleton Court and the Avenue of the Palms/Palm Drive.
http://losangelespast.blogspot.com/s...street%20palms

Here's gsjansen's NLA post of Singleton Court (you get a glimpse of the footbridge in the lower right corner of the 5th photograph)

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=2017

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GaylordWilshire Nov 14, 2016 2:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7621855)
'mystery' apartment.

"Corppen Apts. Los Angeles, 1908"

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...924/sN5NnY.jpg
http://lit250v.library.ucla.edu/isla...t/laviews%3A69


I've notice several errors in this archive I'm going through, and I think this might be one of them.

I couldn't find "Corppen" in any of the old L.A. city directories. (I tried Croppen, Corpen, Cropen, etc.)

Does anyone recognize this fine looking about building?
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http://lit250v.library.ucla.edu/isla...t/laviews%3A69


Seems it might have been the Crippen Apartments, 1028 S Hope--built in 1906. H. E. Crippen was a very active real estate developer at the time.

ethereal_reality Nov 14, 2016 5:18 PM

:previous: Thanks GW. I appreciate your help.

I am watching a 2003 Barbara Walter's interview of Robert Blake (accused of murdering his wife / late acquitted)

While showing an aerial of a jail Ms. Walters says "Robert Blake is being held in the celebrity section of the L.A. County Jail."

Is this true!? Did the Los Angeles County Jail actually have a 'celebrity section'?
I find that a bit hard to believe.
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HossC Nov 14, 2016 5:46 PM

:previous:

I found an LAT article about OJ Simpson's time in jail. It sounds like celebrities are kept isolated from the main population, but it's not exactly luxurious. From the article:
O.J. Simpson is the latest in a long line of the famous and the infamous to beheld in a special Los Angeles County Jail wing deputies call the "high power unit." The inmates refer to it as "death row."

This is where the snitches and the serial killers are held, where the celebrities and the dirty cops are kept away from the general jail population for their own protection.
Having said that, some celebrities do get better treatment - see here.

MichaelRyerson Nov 14, 2016 7:49 PM

Hoping for an ID...
 
https://c6.staticflickr.com/6/5813/3...a12cc3e2_o.jpgLooking east on Sunset Boulevard, 1959

Snapshot looking east on a palm-lined Sunset Boulevard at Argyle Avenue. From left to right: Hollywood Palladium, CBS Columbia Square, Mark C. Bloome, and Frank Sennes' Moulin Rouge (formerly the Earl Carroll Theatre)...and a dandy, although as yet unidentified, streamline-moderne sportscar.

yesterday's prints

Have been thinking a '53 Sunbeam Alpine, Grace Kelly's car in To Catch a Thief but somehow not quite...

GaylordWilshire Nov 14, 2016 8:28 PM

:previous:


Looks like an Austin Atlantic to me.... (I had a Dinky toy of one once.)

MichaelRyerson Nov 14, 2016 8:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 7622452)
:previous:


Looks like an Austin Atlantic to me.... (I had a Dinky toy of one once.)

By golly, I think you're exactly right. Thanks.

Beaudry Nov 14, 2016 8:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 7621643)
This is from that group of glass negatives [1920] I found about a month ago on eBay.

Frustratingly, the seller failed to post an image of the complete glass neg. :(

Instead, all we have here are three details, but they're interesting enough on their own that I though I'd go ahead and post them.


The subject of the negative is of a truck parked somewhere along Hope Street (I know this because there's a street sign in detail #2)


detail #1 (the back of a large church, quite beautiful)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/128...923/3btHgO.jpg



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Oh yeah, that's looking up Hope toward the Normal School, with the Bible Institute on the right, and YMCA at 715 S Hope. The church is First Congregational, a fact (and image below) I lifted from here.

http://web.csulb.edu/~odinthor/1stCong.jpg

I'm the new owner of this plate and when I finally go pick it up (mailing these things makes me nervous) I'll have to scan the whole thing for the NLA family.

riichkay Nov 14, 2016 11:16 PM

http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/...psdidubkso.jpg

The photos of the 1956 Beverly Hills street dancers reminded me of this picture, Russ Tamblyn flipping for actress Venetia Stevenson in 1955, also in Bev Hills. A few years later Tamblyn was performing similar gymnastics on somewhat meaner streets, in Manhattan, up on the West Side. But that's another Story.

HossC Nov 14, 2016 11:24 PM

After a day at the coast, we're back in Beverly Hill for today's Julius Shulman post. This is "Job 868: Peggy Dey, Milgold (Beverly Hills, Calif.), 1950". I can't read the sign on the left, but the one on the right says Geary's.

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

The fancy ironwork continues inside - it's a bit much for my taste. Notice the Safety Liquor Stores sign through the window.

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

Finally, we get to see the produce - cakes!

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

All from Getty Research Institute

I found Milgold on the far left of the 1949 picture below. It's obviously a different store (with very different signage), but the Safety Liquor Stores sign is two doors down, so the store in the Shulman images must've been across the street. The Beverly Theatre and California Bank building in the distance mean that we're on N Beverly Drive.

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

The building on the left, which now houses Taschen, appears to be the same as the one on the left of the image above. Across the street, there's no sign of the buildings from the Shulman pictures, although Geary's still have a store there. The 1956 CD lists Geary's at 351 N Beverly Drive. It's neighbor was the New Orleans Bakehouse at 349 N Beverly Drive, so I'm going to guess that that was the address of the Milgold store.

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


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