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ethereal_reality May 28, 2021 4:29 PM

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Here's an intriguing page out of a family photograph album.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/FGjiJ4.jpg
eBay

Far right column: The home of cousin Maggie and George Young overlooking Hollywood, Los Angeles Calif.

If you look closely at the top right photograph there appears to be three street numbers on the porch (to Maggie's right / our left)

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In the next photograph George is thinking, "I really need to fix that porch step."

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Now let's move our attention to the photographs on the left side of the album page.


If you look closely at the top home(?) there is an intriguing sign to the right of the house that appears to say HEAL. . .or MEAL?

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Now let's look at the remaining two photographs that show another home. There is writing on both photographs. (refer back to the album page)



To ease any eye discomfort here is a closer look at the writing.

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As you can see, the top says Dunel's or Dukel's(?) Plaza. The writing below is more difficult to read.
The Pa. made me think Pennsylvania. . .so what's up with that? :shrug:


Good luck!
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Noir_Noir May 28, 2021 5:44 PM

:previous:


Cousin Maggie and George Young's house.


https://i.imgur.com/0RoVagt.jpg
rescarta.lapl.org


803 Hyperion Avenue these days -

https://i.imgur.com/I7dQnBv.jpg
Google Maps

rick m May 28, 2021 6:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9294744)
.
Here's an intriguing page out of a family photograph album.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/FGjiJ4.jpg
eBay

Far right column: The home of cousin Maggie and George Young overlooking Hollywood, Los Angeles Calif.

If you look closely at the top right photograph there appears to be three street numbers on the porch (to Maggie's right / our left)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/sf6MCm.jpg
detail




In the next photograph George is thinking, "I really need to fix that porch step."

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/4JaZa2.jpg
detail







Now let's move our attention to the photographs on the left side of the album page.


If you look closely at the top home(?) there is an intriguing sign to the right of the house that appears to say HEAL. . .or MEAL?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/5LWIin.jpg
detail




Now let's look at the remaining two photographs that show another home. There is writing on both photographs. (refer back to the album page)



To ease any eye discomfort here is a closer look at the writing.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...924/SDzElY.jpg
detail

As you can see, the top says Dunel's or Dukel's(?) Plaza. The writing below is more difficult to read.
The Pa. made me think Pennsylvania. . .so what's up with that? :shrug:


Good luck!
.

Methinks lil entry reads "Drexel"

Martin Pal May 28, 2021 7:28 PM

Excellent finding that house Noir_Noir!

CaliNative May 29, 2021 7:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Snix (Post 9291315)
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“A carhop stands in between two cars in front of Carl's drive-in. Palm trees flank the "It's better food" sign. A banner is visible that reads "Carl's invites you to meet and hear Eddie Horton." "Foutain service", "chicken" and "broiled steak sandwiches" are the specialties, as evidenced by the signage. Circa 1930s. Located at 3760 S. Figueroa.”

Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection/ Los Angeles Public Library

No relation to the "Carl's Jr." chain we know today I guess. Different Carl? :koko:

riichkay May 29, 2021 11:23 PM

Anybody know where this is?....


https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds

From an episode of "Burke's Law" broadcast 12/27/63....this expanse of lawn serves as a croquet training facility for comely young women....



This really does not add much to our location i.d. effort, just wanted to spice up the thread with a leggy brunette....

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds



The instructor is Ken Murray, he of the "Blackouts" show that occupied the El Capitan Theatre for over 10 years....

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds



Murray gets a little behind in his work....there's a Texaco nearby...

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds



Gene Barry.....maybe "used cars" below the Texaco sign?.....

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds


The complete show is here....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJgB...nsHollyMartins

CaliNative May 30, 2021 7:14 AM

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Originally Posted by riichkay (Post 9296055)
Anybody know where this is?....


https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds

From an episode of "Burke's Law" broadcast 12/27/63....this expanse of lawn serves as a croquet training facility for comely young women....



This really does not add much to our location i.d. effort, just wanted to spice up the thread with a leggy brunette....

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds



The instructor is Ken Murray, he of the "Blackouts" show that occupied the El Capitan Theatre for over 10 years....

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds



Murray gets a little behind in his work....there's a Texaco nearby...

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds



Gene Barry.....maybe "used cars" below the Texaco sign?.....

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds


The complete show is here....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJgB...nsHollyMartins

^^^^

Ken Murray probably couldn't get away with that amount of contact today. He would be banished and never seen again.

As far as where the photos were taken, I believe I recognize the rounded top hill in the top picture. It is in Santa Monica Mountains (Hollywood Hills) south of Ventura Blvd. in the Valley, perhaps near Laurel Canyon/Ventura Blvd. I think CBS used to have a production lot around there near Ventura Blvd. Was Burke's Law a CBS show? Gene Barry has a "what am I doing here?... I should have been a big film star by now" look in the lower pic. He did a pretty good job in 1953's classic "War of the Worlds" playing a scientist as L.A. faced the wrath of the Martians.

Noir_Noir May 30, 2021 12:27 PM

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Originally Posted by riichkay (Post 9296055)
Anybody know where this is?....

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...080&fit=bounds

From an episode of "Burke's Law" broadcast 12/27/63....this expanse of lawn serves as a croquet training facility for comely young women....


As CaliNative says it's Laurel Canyon/Ventura Blvd - CBS Studio Center in Studio City.

The rigorous croquet training is happening on the lawn that was in front of the offices on Radford Avenue.

Seen here to the left in 1960.

https://i.imgur.com/imhIhxj.jpg
tessa.lapl.org

GaylordWilshire May 30, 2021 12:54 PM

Well the orchid corsage does add some poignancy....


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Noir_Noir May 30, 2021 2:39 PM

:previous:


The site of that crash is now on the runway at Long Beach Airport.


Lakewood Blvd/Spring St. in 1956.

https://i.imgur.com/ZdhEFoA.jpg
mil.library.ucsb.edu


https://i.imgur.com/8yE3VKR.jpg
Google Maps

Martin Pal May 30, 2021 6:31 PM

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Originally Posted by CaliNative (Post 9296284)
I think CBS used to have a production lot around there near Ventura Blvd. Was Burke's Law a CBS show?


As Noir_Noir points out it's CBS's primary location in "Hollywood" now after they moved out of Columbia Square on Sunset and have sold CBS Television City. CBS2 and sister station KCAL9 currently reside there. It was formerly Republic Pictures and Mack Sennett built the studio in 1928.

FWIW: Burke's Law was from Four Star Productions and used the lot for its three seasons. (1963-1966.) The 3rd year the series was called Amos Burke Secret Agent. You'll often see Amos being chauffeured around on Ventura Blvd., as well as Sunset Blvd. Four Star also produced the Honey West series there, 1965-66, spun off from an episode of Burke's Law.They both aired on ABC. Both of these series have episodes that used the Gilligan's Island lagoon. When Get Smart was moved to CBS for its final season they moved production to this lot from Paramount Studios. Combat, on ABC, moved it's final season there, 1966-67, too, from MGM.

CaliNative May 31, 2021 12:42 AM

"The Graduate" houses....where?
 
The Graduate is always an entertaining film to watch, more than 50 years after it was filmed. I always assumed Ben's house and the Robinson's house was somewhere in an affluent section of west L.A. or maybe Bev. Hills, or perhaps an affluent section of the Valley near Ventura. But a friend said the fictional setting of the The Graduate and possible actual setting of the houses was in an affluent section of Pasadena or the San Gabriel Valley. I also read somewhere that the "Santa Barbara" Church on "Allen St." at the end was actually a church in the San Gabriel valley. can anybody shed light on the actual fiming and fictional setting of "The Graduate"? P.S....the "U.C. Berkeley" scenes were actually filmed at USC!

BillinGlendaleCA May 31, 2021 4:34 AM

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Originally Posted by CaliNative (Post 9296764)
The Graduate is always an entertaining film to watch, more than 50 years after it was filmed. I always assumed Ben's house and the Robinson's house was somewhere in an affluent section of west L.A. or maybe Bev. Hills, or perhaps an affluent section of the Valley near Ventura. But a friend said the fictional setting of the The Graduate and possible actual setting of the houses was in an affluent section of Pasadena or the San Gabriel Valley. I also read somewhere that the "Santa Barbara" Church on "Allen St." at the end was actually a church in the San Gabriel valley. can anybody shed light on the actual fiming and fictional setting of "The Graduate"? P.S....the "U.C. Berkeley" scenes were actually filmed at USC!

IMDB says the church was the United Methodist Church in La Verne, the Robinson house is 607 N. Palm in Beverly Hills. They filmed a lot of the college scenes at U$C, but also filmed a bit at Berkeley and UCLA(Royce Hall).

Handsome Stranger May 31, 2021 5:54 AM

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Originally Posted by BillinGlendaleCA (Post 9296898)
IMDB says the church was the United Methodist Church in La Verne, the Robinson house is 607 N. Palm in Beverly Hills. They filmed a lot of the college scenes at U$C, but also filmed a bit at Berkeley and UCLA(Royce Hall).

They could be correct about the church but I always advise skepticism of any information found on IMDb. I tried for years to correct my record there; they credit me on films and TV shows that I had nothing to do with, and they refuse to add my credits to shows I did work on. Also I've seen several "trivia" items that are ludicrously wrong. I tried correcting some of those as well, to no avail.

BillinGlendaleCA May 31, 2021 6:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Handsome Stranger (Post 9296926)
They could be correct about the church but I always advise skepticism of any information found on IMDb. I tried for years to correct my record there; they credit me on films and TV shows that I had nothing to do with, and they refuse to add my credits to shows I did work on. Also I've seen several "trivia" items that are ludicrously wrong. I tried correcting some of those as well, to no avail.

They are correct about the church, I looked at the stills and looked at the Googlemobile and that's the church. As far as the house goes, don't know for sure.

CityBoyDoug May 31, 2021 5:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Handsome Stranger (Post 9296926)
They could be correct about the church but I always advise skepticism of any information found on IMDb. I tried for years to correct my record there; they credit me on films and TV shows that I had nothing to do with, and they refuse to add my credits to shows I did work on. Also I've seen several "trivia" items that are ludicrously wrong. I tried correcting some of those as well, to no avail.

IMDb is easy to fake with.

My cousin, an actor in films, is listed as deceased in a ''road accident in CA".

In fact, his parents, whom I knew, were very embarrassed that he actually died of AIDS in New York city....therefore they changed his IMDb bio.

John Maddox Roberts May 31, 2021 6:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CaliNative (Post 9296764)
The Graduate is always an entertaining film to watch, more than 50 years after it was filmed. I always assumed Ben's house and the Robinson's house was somewhere in an affluent section of west L.A. or maybe Bev. Hills, or perhaps an affluent section of the Valley near Ventura. But a friend said the fictional setting of the The Graduate and possible actual setting of the houses was in an affluent section of Pasadena or the San Gabriel Valley. I also read somewhere that the "Santa Barbara" Church on "Allen St." at the end was actually a church in the San Gabriel valley. can anybody shed light on the actual fiming and fictional setting of "The Graduate"? P.S....the "U.C. Berkeley" scenes were actually filmed at USC!

When Ben arrives at Santa Barbara he's on Highway 101 and takes the San Ysidro exit at Montecito. You can see the distinctive blue rooftiles of the Miramar Hotel across the highway. Problem is, he's going north on 101. Coming from San Francisco, he should have been going south.

Mackerm Jun 1, 2021 12:20 AM

:previous:

It's interesting that the outside staircase is missing in the Google street view of the church. It was there in the Wayne's World 2 homage to The Graduate, so I surmise that was added for both movies; in the first case to drive the plot (is there really a need for both indoor and outdoor stairs, except for the unlikely event that the main doors are closed at a wedding, and you want to get your hero in the balcony?) and in the second for verisimilitude.

The freeway exit here is different from the original, but they did choose a spot where mountains, rather than the beach, are on the left.

Wayne's World 2 clip (sorry 'bout the sorta-nudity):
Video Link

Lwize Jun 1, 2021 1:56 AM

The History Los Angeles Has Lost to the Pandemic

https://larry.wizegallery.com/VWV/pandemic.jpg
(Ted Soqui is a Los Angeles-based photographer. http://www.tedsoquiphoto.com
Resized and hosted by me)

Article:

https://capitalandmain.com/the-histo...o-the-pandemic

CaliNative Jun 1, 2021 6:45 AM

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Originally Posted by John Maddox Roberts (Post 9297333)
When Ben arrives at Santa Barbara he's on Highway 101 and takes the San Ysidro exit at Montecito. You can see the distinctive blue rooftiles of the Miramar Hotel across the highway. Problem is, he's going north on 101. Coming from San Francisco, he should have been going south.

In the scene where Ben is crossing the Bay Bridge from SF going to Berkeley he is on the upper deck, which is actually the deck going in the opposite direction to SF. These little errors don't really ruin the movie, which I can watch every year or two. And the music of S&G is GREAT.

Ben was & is a hero to aimless college students and graduates, but as I age I root more for Mrs. Robinson. Ben was a spoiled n'er do well floating in his parent's pool. But Ben still holds the record for most car trips on the 101 between L.A. and SF/Berkeley in the shortest time. I guess Interstate 5 hadn't opened yet. I think I once made the trip in less than 5 hours.

P.S.--the hotel where they meet seems like the Hollywood Roosevelt to me, although they call it something different.

Never fails to amuse: "Ben, are you listening? ....Plastics". Typifies the '60s. Today it would be "Ben, are you listening? ...Bitcoin".


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