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riichkay Dec 15, 2021 5:53 AM

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5800 Naples Plaza, Long Beach, 1966....photo courtesy Long Beach Fireman's collection housed at Cal State Dominguez Hills. 


Bobby and The Maus Marks were a blue-eyed soul combo fronted by Brit expat Bobby Sansom.....

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The group cut a few sides for the Sublime label in '65....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kx6Q...annel=Soulhawk

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A mini-bio excerpt from Sansom's web page (he's still working).....

Bobby started out fronting a rock band in England known as 'Bobby Sansom & The Giants'.....

Bob was offered a chance to come to Los Angeles and record, so he did, and formed a group called 'BOBBY SANSOM & THE MAUS MARKS'. He continued his recording career with Ernie Freeman, a very successful producer-arranger of such artists as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Petula Clark. Bob and his band performed in all the major clubs in Hollywood and L.A. such as 'Whiskey-A-Go-Go' and 'P.J.'s'., and released several records. One of them 'Don't Leave' that got to #2 in the San Francisco hit charts, and also did well in L.A.

Soon after Bob was a offered a chance to go solo, and released several records which led to his being offered a chance to emcee and be featured in a revue in Las Vegas called 'THE FUNKY SOUL REVUE' at the Aladdin Hotel, which ran for three months.



The 2nd St. East building survives.....

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odinthor Dec 15, 2021 2:21 PM

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At address 5782, mere steps west on 2nd St. from the above, is this humble building:

https://i.postimg.cc/1XnhNdzP/57822nd-St.jpg
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It is in the Naples area in the city of Long Beach.

At least into the 1960s, on the near corner of the roof of this building stood a well-done life-size statue of a mild-looking 1930-ish woman . . . with a devil's type tail arching from beneath her dress behind her. At length, the tail was broken off . . . and then the whole statue disappeared. I can find neither picture nor reference to this interesting statue; and yet I saw it literally hundreds of times, as it was on a main route my family would take into Long Beach proper. It would always give my youthful mind pause, and I would reflect on just what it was supposed to signify, and why it was there.

I am certain that at some point some perhaps local newspaper ran a story on it, after its disappearance, I think; but I can find nothing of it, and thought I'd air the matter here for better sleuths than myself to try their hands at.

:shrug:

Martin Pal Dec 15, 2021 6:16 PM

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Originally Posted by riichkay (Post 9476848)
Bobby and The Maus Marks were a blue-eyed soul combo fronted by Brit expat Bobby Sansom.....

The group cut a few sides for the Sublime label in '65....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kx6Q...annel=Soulhawk

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That was a fun listen! I noticed on the banner in the 2nd Street East photo it says, "Direct from the Haunted House in Hollywood."

A comment on the youtube "song" video:

Does anyone remember Bobby Sansom and the Maus-Marks playing for quite some time at the Warehouse Nine in West L.A. in the late '60's. Those were some fun days and the club was very popular. It was very crowded especially on the weekends with mostly college age kids.

Anyone heard of the Warehouse Nine?

riichkay Dec 15, 2021 8:58 PM

Martin, it was actually Warehouse IX....1968 West L.A. directory....


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riichkay Dec 15, 2021 9:16 PM

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ethereal_reality Dec 15, 2021 10:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Earl Boebert (Post 9474598)
It's a Morgan. Frame is wood.
Cheers, Earl

Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 9476080)
Morgans are still in production. The most recent, the Plus Six, is still built around an ash frame and looks pretty similar to the one in the picture above, but now comes on a new glued aluminum platform and has a BMW in-line six-cylinder engine. Prices start at just over $100k.

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Originally Posted by Jungmann (Post 9476747)
I had a Plus 4 Morgan in the 70s and 80s. Great car--loved it to death. Visited the Morgan factory on a trip to England. Very Nineteenth-century. Watched a guy making a hubcap for the old steel wheels. Took a two by two foot piece of sheet steel. Put it over a wooden form with the hubcab shape dished into it, and a metal hammer. Tap tap tap. Tap tap tap. Tap tap tap.

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soooo. . . it's not a Triumph?



ha ha

ethereal_reality Dec 15, 2021 10:22 PM

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L0ong Beach (1964)

Vtg 1964 Buildings / Shops / Apartments On Seaside Way Long Beach CA Photo (reprint)

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I spy Burma Road Cocktail Lounge.....(but what's the Duco Club?)




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KevinW Dec 16, 2021 4:36 AM

[QUOTE=ethereal_reality;9410081].
I happened upon this image this afternoon on eBay


"Original 35mm Negative - Space Age Shell Gas Station Melrose Ave Hollywood 1970s"

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eBay

I have been trying to figure out the side street. (a Melrose sign is clearly visible)

The cross st. is Poinsettia

KevinW Dec 16, 2021 4:51 AM

[QUOTE=ethereal_reality;9444560].
This rare snapshot was listed on eBay a few weeks ago.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/3BLOJB.jpg

I could be wrong but I don't think we have seen this particular bathhouse.



Wondering when the last working bathhouse went out of business in Venice...

HossC Dec 16, 2021 6:43 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9477698)

Long Beach (1964)

Vtg 1964 Buildings / Shops / Apartments On Seaside Way Long Beach CA Photo (reprint)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/fnw9E5.jpg

I spy Burma Road Cocktail Lounge.....(but what's the Duco Club?)

It looks like the establishment was actually called "Duce Club". Here's a screengrab that I found on a Rockford Files filming locations site. It appears to be from the 1976 episode "Joey Blue Eyes". The address was 201 E Seaside Way.

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rockfordfilesfilminglocations.blogspot.com

ethereal_reality Dec 16, 2021 6:54 PM

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That's a fun little discovery, Hoss. . .Bravo!

Is the burnt out building across the street the Pacific Hotel / Apts. in the 1964 photo. .or are my directions discombobulated?


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Martin Pal Dec 16, 2021 7:09 PM

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And what's the last word on that neon sign, The Crystal _ _ _ _ _ _? It looks to me like it says SHARPE. (But it's probably Shoppe?)

Martin Pal Dec 16, 2021 7:17 PM

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Originally Posted by riichkay (Post 9477580)
Tt was actually Warehouse IX....1968 West L.A. directory....


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Thanks, riichkay...looking around that area on GSV it seems a very strange place for a restaurant!

HossC Dec 16, 2021 7:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 9478680)
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And what's the last word on that neon sign, The Crystal _ _ _ _ _ _? It looks to me like it says SHARPE. (But it's probably Shoppe?)

Sorry, Martin Pal, it was just "The Crystal Shoppe". This advert publicizing its move from Jergin's Arcade was in the February 23, 1944 edition of the Long Beach Independent. That means it had been there 20 years when e_r's picture was taken.

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newspaperarchive.com

Several of the later episodes of "CHiPs" were filmed in this area. Historic Aerials shows this block as a parking lot by 1980, but it seems to show the Duce Club building still standing. I wonder if it ever appeared.

ethereal_reality Dec 17, 2021 4:24 PM

I, for one, would like to see more of your "CHiPs" screenshots. :)

ethereal_reality Dec 17, 2021 4:51 PM

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Here's an enigmatic snapshot I happened upon last night on eBay.


"FOUND Original Photo Thomas Ince Studio Exposition Park Building Sign"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/UpFQkr.jpg

What makes it "enigmatic" is the location, Exposition Park...

If I remember correctly, Inceville, the studio ranch, was located out in Malibu and Thomas Ince Studios was located on Washington Blvd. in Culver City.
(in the early years, I believe there was also a location in Edenville) Was there also, at one point in time, an Ince 'outpost' in Exposition Park or is the photograph simply mislabeled?


The same information was written on the back of the photograph.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/MEiPAf.jpg



I thought the sign might include some clues but, as far as I can tell, it doesn't. :(

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eBay Link.
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Martin Pal Dec 17, 2021 7:03 PM

^^^

Does that say The White House of Motion Pictures?

That would signify the famous Colonial mansion building in Culver City, dating from 1919. Maybe there was some convention or gathering of Motion Picture exhibitors in Exposition Park for some reason? There appears to be the same sort of sign on the building in the distance.

Great find! Wonder who's in the photo?

ETA: I did find in one of those photo books from Arcadia Publishing, "The Movie Studios of Culver City", that the administration building was nicknamed “The Mansion” and Ince would use the building as a symbol in promotional materials, under the banner “The White House of Silent Drama.”

Flyingwedge Dec 17, 2021 7:19 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9479686)
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Here's an enigmatic snapshot I happened upon last night on eBay.


"FOUND Original Photo Thomas Ince Studio Exposition Park Building Sign"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/UpFQkr.jpg

What makes it "enigmatic" is the location, Exposition Park...

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I bet that's from the 1923 Monroe Doctrine Centennial, American Historical Review and Motion Picture Exhibition at Exposition Park.

In my 2018 post on that event, the buildings in the last photo seem to match what we see here.

HossC Dec 17, 2021 8:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 9479987)

I bet that's from the 1923 Monroe Doctrine Centennial, American Historical Review and Motion Picture Exhibition at Exposition Park.

In my 2018 post on that event, the buildings in the last photo seem to match what we see here.

You can see the 66-page official souvenir program for the American Historical Review Motion Picture Exposition and Monroe Doctrine centennial here. (11.4Mb PDF file)

ethereal_reality Dec 18, 2021 1:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge (Post 9479987)
I bet that's from the 1923 Monroe Doctrine Centennial, American Historical Review and Motion Picture Exhibition at Exposition Park.

That never crossed my mind....You're right, of course. :)

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