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ethereal_reality Dec 18, 2021 5:59 PM

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This rare cardboard-backed photograph just showed up on eBay....Asking $124.95

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/Gbj8kr.jpg
eBay



Luckily, the address is written on the reverse.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/wLV0mz.jpg



But the seller wasn't content with just the address so they wrote to Ralphs for clarification.

reply.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/I0NtVZ.jpg


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odinthor Dec 18, 2021 11:36 PM

:previous:

https://i.postimg.cc/FRPsFDyy/Ralphs-LAT-1916-5-30.jpg
LA Times, May 30, 1916

Here is a view, from maybe ten years (or less) earlier (no earlier than 1904, no later than 1911), of that stretch of S. Spring.

S. Nordlinger & Sons is at 323 S. Spring.

https://i.postimg.cc/8CN1hqwd/Ralphs...a1904-1910.jpg
odinthor collection.

ethereal_reality Dec 19, 2021 4:49 PM

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Thanks, odinthor. :) I appreciate the follow-up.
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Have anyone heard of Ted Jinks and his Meteorplane? (Los Angeles)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/qhyerN.jpg
eBay (must have sold / I can't find it again)






This cropped image is a bit clearer.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/G4qdw5.jpg


Here's the info. on the back.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/Xy1rWm.jpg
ebay

But no date.


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Earl Boebert Dec 19, 2021 9:53 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9481321)
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Thanks, odinthor. :) I appreciate the follow-up.
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Have anyone heard of Ted Jinks and his tiny Meteorplane? (Los Angeles)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/qhyerN.jpg
eBay (must have sold / I can't find it again)






This cropped image is a bit clearer.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/G4qdw5.jpg


Here's the info. on the back.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/Xy1rWm.jpg
ebay

But no date.


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Good writeup here:

https://ingeniumcanada.org/channel/a...light-airplane

Cheers,

Earl

ethereal_reality Dec 21, 2021 3:55 AM

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Thanks, Earl.






Per our conversation (last week) about the swastika as a 'good luck' charm, pre-Nazi Germany.

A button advertising the Long Beach Elks Lodge #888 Carnival.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/djDQ6S.jpg

The "we rent houses" is interesting.... Who is we?... Is it E.H. Martin & Co or the lodge?

It looked like this on the tommyjones website.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/3...924/eovAUO.jpg
tommyjones


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CityBoyDoug Dec 21, 2021 3:13 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9480435)
That never crossed my mind....You're right, of course. :)

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Great quote from my fav poster Flyingwedge. Thanks.

CityBoy from Skyscraper blog.

Bristolian Dec 21, 2021 4:43 PM

This photo is not old and has perhaps just a hint of noir about it but I think it's absolutely amazing. It was in today's edition of the L.A. Times, taken by Brian van Der Brug. It reminds me of some of the photos taken by our own Notorious B.I.G. - Bill in Glendale.

https://i.imgur.com/C3wA18R.png?1Brian van der Brug, Los Angeles Times

ethereal_reality Dec 21, 2021 5:02 PM

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I just figured out where I found the Elks button. TommyJones


He also has this item.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/h3DK4G.jpg

Do any of you noirishers travel the El Cajon Pass? ...I'd like to know if this rest stop is still there.



Here's a closer look.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/hNFK0P.jpg
TommyJones

It even had a clock!


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ethereal_reality Dec 21, 2021 5:38 PM

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Here's a mystery location with nary a clue.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/EsKK00.jpg
eBay

This could be the Midwest except for that huge palm tree.


And here's how it is posted on eBay.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/xM5UlR.jpg




You all know my curiosity by now.

Does anyone have an idea what this young man has hanging on his rear-view mirror? ..... . .because I'm stumped.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/gIJLj4.jpg
detail

My only guess is. . .um. . .a football with legs..... :runaway:


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Martin Pal Dec 21, 2021 7:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Bristolian (Post 9482939)
This photo is not old and has perhaps just a hint of noir about it but I think it's absolutely amazing. It was in today's edition of the L.A. Times, taken by Brian van Der Brug.
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Thanks for that, I was out last night and I could feel that weather in the photo. (It's been below normal temperatures in L.A. this December, even going down into the 30's one night! I love it! Rainy on occasion, too, and predicted again for Thursday and Friday.)

According to AccuWeather I was looking at this morning:

December average high: 68°
(Of the first three weeks of Dec. it's only gotten to that or above twice. Dec. 1st it was 73° and Dec. 18th it was 69°.)

December average low: 48°
(13 days in the 40's. 7 days in the 50's. 1 day in the 30's.)

Los Angeles averages one or two days in December when the thermometer reaches into the 80's °F.
(This year, not even close!)

Personally, I don't like it whenever the temperature goes over 70°! :yes:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bristolian (Post 9482939)
It reminds me of some of the photos taken by our own Notorious B.I.G. - Bill in Glendale.
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LOL! Love it!

AlvaroLegido Dec 21, 2021 8:47 PM

Olive from Third to Court Streets
 
I never thought I would see it ! A front view of Olive Street between Third and Court Streets ! Beaudry (and several noirishers) will be like crazy ! In this video
California 1940s in color [60fps, Remastered] w/added sound NASS
which is comparable to the famous "A Drive through Bunker Hill 1940s", the car starts at the Angels Flight, goes to Second Street, turns and we see the Mission and the Minnewaska, passes two attractive ladies down 2ND, restarts back and turns on Olive to the Angel Flight (panoramic view on Olive at 1:15) and then the Astoria hotel on the right.

HossC Dec 21, 2021 9:23 PM

:previous:

I assume this is the video you're referring to:

Video Link

CityBoyDoug Dec 21, 2021 11:18 PM

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Originally Posted by HossC (Post 9483361)
:previous:

I assume this is the video you're referring to:

Video Link

I arrived in L.A. about the time of this video. Those old cars were horrible, smelly, dirty and left heavy grease everywhere. Just look at the streets.

The people you see were nasty, mean and very perverted. Kind of like 2021.
Crime was everywhere and guns were common. If someone could cheat you, they did.

Yes, there were a few decent, polite people but believe me they were rare. One of the kind ones we met was Ozzie Nelson. He had a lovely wife and two little boys, David and Ricky. They were a couple years older than my brother and myself. They had a home with a pool in Hollywood. My father bought a near identicle home in 1957.

What has improved in L.A. since the 1940s....practically nothing. Its not the paradise that was promised....its much worse.

CityBoyDoug Dec 21, 2021 11:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 9483170)
Thanks for that, I was out last night and I could feel that weather in the photo. (It's been below normal temperatures in L.A. this December, even going down into the 30's one night! I love it! Rainy on occasion, too, and predicted again for Thursday and Friday.)

According to AccuWeather I was looking at this morning:

December average high: 68°
(Of the first three weeks of Dec. it's only gotten to that or above twice. Dec. 1st it was 73° and Dec. 18th it was 69°.)

December average low: 48°
(13 days in the 40's. 7 days in the 50's. 1 day in the 30's.)

Los Angeles averages one or two days in December when the thermometer reaches into the 80's °F.
(This year, not even close!)

Personally, I don't like it whenever the temperature goes over 70°! :yes:



LOL! Love it!

This year December 2021 Los Angeles has had 4 days over 80' Temp. 14, 15, 16 and 17 Dec. two days were 88'....ACCUWEATHER

Bristolian Dec 22, 2021 5:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9482968)
Do any of you noirishers travel the El Cajon Pass? ...I'd like to know if this rest stop is still there.

Here's a closer look.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/hNFK0P.jpg
TommyJones

It even had a clock!

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It seems the Elks building was one of several that made up Camp Cajon which was severely damaged by a flood in 1938.

https://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/2...at-camp-cajon/

A new Historical marker was dedicated in 1919. It is right next to Interstate 15.

https://i.imgur.com/TxnSePC.jpg?2https://www.hmdb.org/m.asp?m=158045

CaliNative Dec 22, 2021 9:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bristolian (Post 9482939)
This photo is not old and has perhaps just a hint of noir about it but I think it's absolutely amazing. It was in today's edition of the L.A. Times, taken by Brian van Der Brug. It reminds me of some of the photos taken by our own Notorious B.I.G. - Bill in Glendale.

https://i.imgur.com/C3wA18R.png?1Brian van der Brug, Los Angeles Times

Skyline starting to be first rate. By Olympics time, even better. Sure wish the Richfield Tower was still there as a beacon to the past. The ARCO twins could have worked around it. But in 1968 it was seen as a has been. Still have Eastern Columbia though and some others. Of course City Hall. And who doesn't love the Griffith Observatory? What an iconic structure and view.

Martin Pal Dec 22, 2021 10:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 9483502)
This year December 2021 Los Angeles has had 4 days over 80' Temp. 14, 15, 16 and 17 Dec. two days were 88'....ACCUWEATHER
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I don't know where you were looking, CBD, but that is not accurate.
Zip Code 90012 those days highs were 58° 57° 58° 66°. Same for
West Hollywood Zip Code 90069.

https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/lo...weather/347625

Palm Springs high temperatures weren't even to 70° those days:
64° 60° 62° 68°

A Merry Christmas to you!

KevinW Dec 23, 2021 1:35 AM

Finally figured out how to get a video in my post.

Video Link


I'm still working on my Surfridge/Palisades Del Rey documentary and would love to get whoever lived there's stories on film.

Video Link


Sorry the first couple minutes are out of focus. Autofocus my a$$.

GatoVerde Dec 23, 2021 7:52 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9482569)
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Thanks, Earl.






Per our conversation (last week) about the swastika as a 'good luck' charm, pre-Nazi Germany.

A button advertising the Long Beach Elks Lodge #888 Carnival.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/djDQ6S.jpg

The "we rent houses" is interesting.... Who is we?... Is it E.H. Martin & Co or the lodge?

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This website is about the history of the swastika and provides an explanation as to why it is possible for swastikas in the early 1900s to be associated with the ensuing Nazi era.

https://studybuddhism.com/en/advance...hala-and-tibet

CityBoyDoug Dec 23, 2021 3:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 9484492)
I don't know where you were looking, CBD, but that is not accurate.
Zip Code 90012 those days highs were 58° 57° 58° 66°. Same for
West Hollywood Zip Code 90069.

https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/lo...weather/347625

Palm Springs high temperatures weren't even to 70° those days:
64° 60° 62° 68°

A Merry Christmas to you!

I guess the ACCUWEATHER website for 2021 is wrong. Sorry for the error and a very Merry Christmas to you. Others say the Covid 19 Warpspeed vaccines are perfectly safe when many say they have killed thousands of jabbed people. You just don't know who to trust these days.


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