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CaliNative Jan 15, 2021 11:29 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9158760)
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Once more. . . .

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/Yrr2gP.jpg
EBAY



Thanks for the information, Calinative.





Here's a closer look at the California Federal & Saving Building.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/g9HwmR.jpg
miraclemilela

That's quite a helipad on top! (I thought it was white-out at first)

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^^^
Did a Google maps street view, and see that the old Cal. Fed building has a "VERIFI" logo at the top. Verifi must be the name of a company I haven't heard of.

Why was the "Miracle Mile" called that? Maybe a developer came up with the name. I guess bubbling tarpits with giant mammoth, mastadon, ground sloth, dire wolf and saber toothed cat fossils is somewhat miraculous in a busy city. Barely more than 10,000 years ago Los Angeles teamed with giant and fierce creatures that would rival the Serengeti. Only 200 years ago grizzly bears, wolves and cougars roamed the outskirts and sometimes ate people.

Mstimc Jan 15, 2021 12:45 PM

Good piece on one of our most popular architects, Paul R. Williams

https://www.latimes.com/entertainmen...-black-pioneer

GaylordWilshire Jan 15, 2021 2:07 PM

PRESERVATION ALERT re Normandie Ave between Seventh & Eighth. We've visited this block on NLA a few times over the years....

A 90-second video, narrated by one of our own, the redoubtable Beaudry:

https://vimeo.com/500171761/0b91312c...gYTuv0tA2dqLxg

From the video:
https://i.postimg.cc/RZt63R5F/marsakvideo-bmp.jpg

From the LAPL:
https://i.postimg.cc/SKqv3gmY/langhamlapl-bmp.jpg

ethereal_reality Jan 15, 2021 4:32 PM

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screenshot from the video. . .


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/gFOA2L.jpg

F.Y.I.. . . . . . . The Langham rooftop pool was the first rooftop pool in Los Angeles and it's still in use!





1930s?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/EhRzKu.jpg
thegaylordapartments.blogspot

"Shot from the first rooftop pool in Los Angeles, at the Langham apartments, this photo from the 1930's shows the Gaylord Apartments standing steadfast in the background to the right."....gaylordapartmentsblog

I looked through all the past posts that mention the Langham and this photograph wasn't included in any of them.... (although I swear I posted it before)



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ethereal_reality Jan 15, 2021 5:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Blaster (Post 9158210)
Los Angeles County Gun Club? Los Angeles California Gun Club?

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Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 9158667)
:previous: Very close!

https://i.postimg.cc/L57DVHDr/Gun-Club-LAT-1894-7-2.jpg
LA Times, 7/2/1894

Thanks guys.

This is from the Los Angeles Herald, 1896.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/uMRRS0.jpg
To read the rest of the article go here


I take it "scatter gun" means shot gun.


re: odinthor's news clipping.... So the corner of Eighth and Hoover must have been an empty lot (at the very least) in 1894. ...(I'm currently looking for a map)
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Martin Pal Jan 15, 2021 5:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Mstimc (Post 9160632)
Good piece on one of our most popular architects, Paul R. Williams
https://www.latimes.com/entertainmen...-black-pioneer
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Thanks for that link! Although I can't locate the reference, I think it was mentioned on this forum once that Williams' archive had been lost in a fire. So, this link from the article above, to another article from last June, was intriguing:

Architect Paul Williams’ Archive, Thought Lost to Fire, is Safe. The Getty and USC Will Acquire It
June 30, 2020
https://www.latimes.com/entertainmen...t-in-a-fire-it

Beaudry Jan 15, 2021 8:40 PM

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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 9160673)
PRESERVATION ALERT re Normandie Ave between Seventh & Eighth. We've visited this block on NLA a few times over the years....

A 90-second video, narrated by one of our own, the redoubtable Beaudry:

Thanks for the plug! Here is a link to the petition on Change.org with all the information about what's happening on the block.

In a nutshell, it's a little time-capsule of 1920s-30s apartment houses (and LA's most filmed area because of it) and of course some developer wants to build a big ol' giant new-wave-lookin' thing smack dab in the center of it.

Lorendoc Jan 16, 2021 12:21 AM

Westlake Webinar
 
Tomorrow at noon PST there will be a 90 minute webinar on "Silent Echos in Westlake - Early LA Film Locations" presented by John Bengtson which will be interesting to most here I suspect...

https://www.bigmarker.com/esotouric/...ations-webinar

At $10, a bargain!

riichkay Jan 16, 2021 6:57 AM

Thanks to Hoss for identifying the '55 Studebaker Speedster in the 1966 Ruscha image.....I'd never heard of the car....did a little research, it came out of the studio of legendary designer Raymond Loewy....Studebaker wanted a competitor for the Corvette and T-Bird, hence the sleek lines....another Ruscha, this from 1974....



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

5914-16 Melrose Ave. (1 block west of Vine/Rossmore).....it took the sleuths at LAPD vice 16 years to discover what was going on in this place....  

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-...084-story.html

Aside from the usage this was an unassuming and inoffensive building....eventually replaced by this hideous thing....


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

GaylordWilshire Jan 16, 2021 1:51 PM

Check out the progression of this

https://i.postimg.cc/CKNTDnH3/3219-S...Austin-003.jpg


...to this

https://i.postimg.cc/PrWPc2tY/3219fi...FB-bmp-003.jpg

over 122 years:

https://bit.ly/3stRvQo
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odinthor Jan 16, 2021 10:00 PM

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Originally Posted by riichkay (Post 9161786)

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Aside from the usage this was an unassuming and inoffensive building....eventually replaced by this hideous thing....


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

Ugh.

I wonder if the blank expanses of wall originally sported decorative elements, such as some sort of grille or such . . . ?

Noir_Noir Jan 17, 2021 1:21 AM

:previous:


Parts of the old "House Of Love" may still be in there somewhere. :love:

It was modified with a second floor addition in 2004.

https://i.imgur.com/TN04kmT.jpg
ladbsdoc.lacity.org

sadykadie2 Jan 17, 2021 4:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 9160673)
PRESERVATION ALERT re Normandie Ave between Seventh & Eighth. We've visited this block on NLA a few times over the years....

A 90-second video, narrated by one of our own, the redoubtable Beaudry:

https://vimeo.com/500171761/0b91312c...gYTuv0tA2dqLxg

From the video:
https://i.postimg.cc/RZt63R5F/marsakvideo-bmp.jpg

From the LAPL:
https://i.postimg.cc/SKqv3gmY/langhamlapl-bmp.jpg

That video was fabulous! a real treat. thanks, Beaudry!:)

GaylordWilshire Jan 17, 2021 1:39 PM

Any railroad foamers know if the Kirker-Bender fire escape was ever installed in the Huntington/PERy building at 6th & Main?


https://i.postimg.cc/mk9jKgNL/kirker...rticle-bmp.jpg
LAT Feb 21, 1904

https://i.postimg.cc/7LQN62KP/kirkerbenderpc-bmp.jpghttps://i.postimg.cc/SK5WqpKJ/kirker3compl-bmp.jpg


https://i.postimg.cc/j50rGLy2/kirkermontevallo-bmp.jpg
An installation at the University of Montevallo in Alabama (I grew up in the South and have never heard of it or anyone ever going there).

odinthor Jan 17, 2021 5:19 PM

:previous:

I haven't found mention of one being installed at the PE Bldg./Huntington Bldg.; but by 1916 there was one at L.A.'s Santa Fe Hospital:

https://i.postimg.cc/gk3tkLrB/Kirker-Bender.jpg
Hospital Management, v. I, p. 1, 1916.

ethereal_reality Jan 17, 2021 5:25 PM

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Happy 99th Birthday, Betty White!

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/2aMFgi.jpg
townandcountrymag

Judging by the microphone I'd say this is from Betty White's radio days. The location isn't mentioned but it sure looks like Los Angeles.


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AlvaroLegido Jan 17, 2021 7:23 PM

RCA ribbon microphone
 
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9162808)
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Happy 99th Birthday, Betty White!

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/2aMFgi.jpg
townandcountrymag

Judging by the microphone I'd say this is from Betty White's radio days. The location isn't mentioned but it sure looks like Los Angeles.


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This is an RCA 44 ribbon microphone. It appeared in the early 1930s and began to disappear by the mid 1950s. Today audio engineers are crazy about it but they aren't built since the 1950s. They are very expensive second-hand.

Martin Pal Jan 17, 2021 7:34 PM

E_R, I believe that photo of Betty White is from some kind of promotional event she was doing for NBC when she was going to host their broadcast of Pasadena's Rose Parade.
So the building is probably the Rose Parade's Tournament House.
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In doing a little googling it looks like it was for the 75th Rose Parade and that was January, 1964.

There's a series of 24 color and b&w photos of this event on Getty Images that are really great.
It's stated they were created on October 3, 1963.

Take a look at them: HERE!

Here's one:

https://media.glamour.com/photos/570...ite-9-main.jpg

And yes: Happy Birthday Betty!

CityBoyDoug Jan 17, 2021 7:34 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 9162808)
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Happy 99th Birthday, Betty White!



Judging by the microphone I'd say this is from Betty White's radio days. The location isn't mentioned but it sure looks like Los Angeles.


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This appears to be taken at the Wrigley Mansion . 391 S Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91184

Martin Pal Jan 17, 2021 8:09 PM

:previous:

Yes, I was reading this LA Curbed article I came across while searching:

How Pasadena's Wrigley Mansion Became Tournament House
https://la.curbed.com/2014/12/30/100...nament-house-1
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For those of you in Los Angeles this week...or California in general:

California To Be Hit By 100-MPH Winds In Coming Days
https://www.accuweather.com/en/sever...ng-days/883443

.........................:eek: :help: :eek:


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