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Old Posted Sep 27, 2012, 2:13 AM
rick m rick m is offline
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality View Post
An intriguing matchbook.


I believe it says Hollywood Blvd. at Las Palmas
Phone GLadstone 5673

Trying to find more information, I found this at a Black Dahlia website (the link is below)

*The site also had the matchbook (I am wondering if this is where I originally found it)
I now have it on an old cd I had burned with other ebay items.

I also found this less exotic matchbook on flickr

Lo and behold, the old Susie-Q stills stands in all its art deco glory at Hollywood blvd. and Las Palmas.

google street view

above: The outdoor newspaper/book stand along the Las Palmas side of the Susie-Q building has been featured in numerous film noirs.
I can't name them offhand. I'll have to do some additional know...this IS 'noirish' Los Angeles.

below: A slightly different view.

google street view

Also was the site of the tres notorioso GOLD CUP in the later 60s til about '74 - The boulevard's hustler coffeeshop of much repute -- Barely had the nerve to pass by it's door as a very agog teenager --
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