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fullpower Jul 29, 2021 1:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 9352353)
In the 70's, and maybe they still do, Universal Studios had an area of oversized props at one of the tram rest stops. I think it was called Prop Plaza.

When we were there it was a Prop Stop on the tour. It was Land of the Giants props. (supossedly) They had foam boulders too.

ethereal_reality Jul 29, 2021 4:04 PM

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Here I am in July 1971 trying to lift one of the foam boulders.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/IWm17e.jpg
It was heavy. . .for foam.






And with a huge pair of scissors.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/aQ2uOm.jpg
July 1971


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Martin Pal Jul 29, 2021 7:49 PM

:previous:

Were they taken with this camera?

http://www.thestudiotour.com/ush/stu...aza_camera.jpgIANN

Those things on the wall on the left? Some of them look like handprints perhaps?

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Originally Posted by fullpower (Post 9352821)
When we were there it was a Prop Stop on the tour. It was Land of the Giants props. (supposedly)
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In this GIF from Land of the Giants, the camera looks quite the same, with a couple differences...

https://media.giphy.com/media/3oKIPv...w60o/giphy.gifGiantsLog

ethereal_reality Jul 29, 2021 8:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 9353373)

Were they taken with this camera?

Yep, that's it, M-P. :)


Here's my mom and dad with the camera.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/oFU5m7.jpg
July 1971






And here we are with the giant light switch and electrical outlet.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/JygjuX.jpg
July 1971

My dad couldn't center a photograph if his life depended on it. :no:

...The person cut-in-half on the left is my poor sister.


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ethereal_reality Jul 29, 2021 9:21 PM

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There is a group of 108 photographs from the 1910s currently on eBay.


Here are a few examples.

Pasadena: Tournament of Roses Parade 1911 with Castle Green in the background; crowded street scene.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/8ttSVe.jpg
Link



https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/WIog2o.jpg
Link

Does anyone recognize the building on the float? ....It almost looks like the White House.







Lookout Mountain Drive, Laurel Canyon, Hollywood: aerial view, Wulffs Peak, mountains, etc.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/huSy8A.jpg
Link

This is a wonderful photograph.





Catalina Island: very early, pre-1915 fire, pre-casino; Avalon, Sugar Loaf Rock, harbor, street scenes.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/Wfwlh7.jpg
Link

Amazing photograph. That's the widest dirt street that I've ever seen.










Mar. 16, 1911 train wreck on Kite Shaped Track near Glendale (or Edendale, writing hard to make out)


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/6acTYi.jpg
Link

I wonder if the people are passengers or looky-loos?




The bids are flying fast and the total (for the group of 108 photos) is up to $321.00

Check out the other photographs Here..(be forewarned / they're frustratingly small)




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HenryHuntington Jul 30, 2021 12:42 AM

This looks like a low-speed headon collision, and the Santa Fe mainline heading north out of Los Angeles was single-track for much of its route, but it went through Highland Park and South Pasadena instead of Edendale or Glendale.

I didn't have any better luck reading the handwriting on the print, so a mystery it remains.

Noir_Noir Jul 30, 2021 3:12 AM

:previous:


https://i.imgur.com/ulFvCfU.jpg
cdnc.ucr.edu - Los Angeles Herald 16 March 1911

fullpower Jul 30, 2021 6:09 AM

LA Free Press 1972 https://imageshack.com/i/pnDzDHd3j

fullpower Jul 30, 2021 6:20 AM

My Grandfather's 5th grade promotion certificate from 1919https://imageshack.com/i/pmTWXoaZj goodness is life

WS1911 Jul 30, 2021 10:32 PM

Glendale High School
 
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9353492)
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There is a group of 108 photographs from the 1910s currently on eBay.


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/WIog2o.jpg
Link

Does anyone recognize the building on the float? ....It almost looks like the White House.

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Great photo! The building on the float is Glendale High School and I'm just assuming it's on the City of Glendale float.
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fullpower Jul 31, 2021 7:37 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9353403)
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Yep, that's it, M-P. :)


Here's my mom and dad with the camera.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/oFU5m7.jpg
July 1971






And here we are with the giant light switch and electrical outlet.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/JygjuX.jpg
July 1971

My dad couldn't center a photograph if his life depended on it. :no:

...The person cut-in-half on the left is my poor sister.


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its a long shot, but we could have been on the same tram. it was definitely around the same time, if not the same tram. and it looks like we were about the same age :cheers::shrug:

ethereal_reality Aug 1, 2021 12:31 AM

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Originally Posted by fullpower (Post 9350411)
My Grandmother on the right. any idea what sandwich shop this is?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/53CHCw.jpg

I thought I would be able to figure this one out but I didn't had any luck.

It's obviously a drive-in. . what with the carhop uniforms. . .the trays in the rack on the left. . .oh, and the missing wall.... ;)


If anyone else would like to try their luck -- go Here. ...(I tried to match the tiles on the counter)




Your grandmother was a little cutie.
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fullpower Aug 1, 2021 2:27 AM

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Originally Posted by fullpower (Post 9354490)
its a long shot, but we could have been on the same tram. it was definitely around the same time, if not the same tram. and it looks like we were about the same age :cheers::shrug:

this was a popular stop on the tour back in the day https://imageshack.com/i/poIFZT5Ajmy mom and dad

ethereal_reality Aug 1, 2021 7:23 AM

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Mystery location:...Old Man Rock.

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Originally Posted by Mackerm (Post 9348913)

You piqued my interest, Mackerm.

It took me several days but I believe I finally found the exact location of 'Old Man Rock'. (I hope he's still there!)



GNIS...(California Geographic Names System) ...Page 804


The page was scanned sideways & it was difficult to figure out how to post it.

The following three sections should be side by side but. . .I had to post them vertically.

I placed a red arrow at the Old Man Rock column
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/QstpWO.jpg


It's described as a pillar. . .and the coordinates are on the right.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/6tBuZ8.jpg


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/mAzzql.jpg

um. . .that's all well and good. . .but I don't know how to use 'coordinates' to find a location. :dunce:



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Mackerm Aug 1, 2021 2:59 PM

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I stuck in decimals and got 40.2306n 122.4957w which is indeed a spot in California, but not in Los Angeles county. Thanks for trying. I put it on a Facebook page as planned, but it ain't gonna get many views. Probably gonna have to find a hiking forum.

fullpower Aug 1, 2021 6:31 PM

https://imageshack.com/i/poucC2lLj Mom and Dad on the left, Grandma on the righthttps://imageshack.com/i/po4lDZKoj

BDiH Aug 1, 2021 6:51 PM

What a place! Went there to see Queen for a Day with Jack Bailey. "How would you like to be Queen for a Day?"

odinthor Aug 1, 2021 8:26 PM

Couldn't find the specifics I wanted, e_r; but it's worth noting that as far as I can tell it doesn't seem to have been mentioned as being actually seen since 1936. Here, chronologically, are some gleanings from my search, among which are some faint clues as to location:

https://i.postimg.cc/N0nqtXhD/Rock-LAT-1910-9-1.jpg
LA Times, 9/1/1910.


Here's the whole related chunk of the Holcomb article mentioned by Mackerm:

https://i.postimg.cc/HWXDGj60/Rock-P...-p471-1914.jpg
Popular Astronomy, v. 22, p. 471, 1914.


https://i.postimg.cc/8zyxdvCG/Rock-LAT-1932-11-27.jpg
LA Times, 11/27/1932.


https://i.postimg.cc/L62WrDYR/Rock-LAT-1936-4-5.jpg
LA Times, 4/5/1936.


The funny thing is that I've hiked all the way up to Mt. Wilson at least twice, and so must have walked past the turn-off trail to the formation each time! Even if it has weathered and fallen apart (or been chipped up unrecognizably by vandals), it would be interesting to see what the remains look like now.

CaliNative Aug 1, 2021 9:26 PM

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Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 9355145)
Couldn't find the specifics I wanted, e_r; but it's worth noting that as far as I can tell it doesn't seem to have been mentioned as being actually seen since 1936. Here, chronologically, are some gleanings from my search, among which are some faint clues as to location:

https://i.postimg.cc/N0nqtXhD/Rock-LAT-1910-9-1.jpg
LA Times, 9/1/1910.


Here's the whole related chunk of the Holcomb article mentioned by Mackerm:

https://i.postimg.cc/HWXDGj60/Rock-P...-p471-1914.jpg
Popular Astronomy, v. 22, p. 471, 1914.


https://i.postimg.cc/8zyxdvCG/Rock-LAT-1932-11-27.jpg
LA Times, 11/27/1932.


https://i.postimg.cc/L62WrDYR/Rock-LAT-1936-4-5.jpg
LA Times, 4/5/1936.


The funny thing is that I've hiked all the way up to Mt. Wilson at least twice, and so must have walked past the turn-off trail to the formation each time! Even if it has weathered and fallen apart (or been chipped up unrecognizably by vandals), it would be interesting to see what the remains look like now.

I hiked up to Mt. Wilson too from Sierra Madre when I was about 18 (51 years ago). Never saw old man rock or heard about it. From all the cracks and fissures, it may have broken apart years ago. In winter, ice gets into the cracks and expands, and pieces can fall off. Erosion by ice wedging. When you hiked up, did you take the Mt. Wilson trail in Sierra Madre that goes by Orchard Camp, or start up the Mt. Wilson toll road (easier)? I took the trail with a Sierra Club group and it is a hard climb! The guide never mentioned old man rock so maybe it is far from the trail.

odinthor Aug 1, 2021 9:44 PM

:previous:

Hail, fellow hiker!

CaliNative, I took the Sierra Madre trail. I did it on December 31, 1969. If I recall correctly, very near the summit, it joins the toll road's path.

Me, near the bottom of the trail:

https://i.postimg.cc/HLYXmJ0r/BCD-Wilson-1001.jpg
odinthor collection

Me, at the top:

https://i.postimg.cc/g0gR2Y4N/BCD-Wilson-3001.jpg
odinthor collection

The Old Man Rock's site, as far as I can guess, would have been in the canyon straight down directly behind me.


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