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Old Posted Mar 9, 2011, 11:08 PM
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doh! obviously these are not the 2nd street steps, they should just be the hope street steps, (third and half street steps maybe?).

i don't know why i had 2nd street in my brain

2nd and hope....i don' see no stinkin' steps here


Source: USC Digital Archive

however, i do see some vintage 1928 graffiti
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Old Posted Mar 10, 2011, 1:20 AM
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Thanks so much for all the photos of old L.A. My Great Uncle was none other than Bert Rovere. Restaurateur, sportsman, and man about town from 1920 until his death in the late 50's. He was the owner of the Paris Inn and Lucca's in L.A. and the Hurricane in San Francisco.
Is this Bert Rovere's Lucca at 5th & Western?


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I wonder what the unique Poker Chip Bar is all about?

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A city and its cars...

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A '51 Mercury at an intersection we've seen before--23rd and Figueroa. Just need to tow it a few feet to the Mercury dealer on the NW corner


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A Buick and a Ford at 6th and Harvard


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An Oldsmobile and a Plymouth, 5th and Broadway, Santa Monica


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Oakwood between Kingsley and Ardmore... the two buildings in the pic are still there, if not the palm


USCDL
"I'll give you a nickel for your Olds"


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A Dodge in front of 1838 S. Victoria. The palm survived and is there to this day. (Seems that every generation has a uniform...)


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A '49 or '50 Nash Statesman


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"ADOHR-ABLE BABIES"



And a couple in one piece:

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A Jag at a beautiful Signal station


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A Plymouth owned by the Herald-Examiner
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Old Posted Mar 10, 2011, 2:16 AM
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1940 view looking north at the south portal from temple Note the historic examiner sign

I've gone back through the thread and I believe this is a new image in the usc archives of the enormous Examiner sign and the wctu building.


usc digital archive

I love the Examiner sign..I bet the arrow flashed in brilliant red.

In one of gsjansen's recent post he showed the illuminated cross atop Angelus Temple.
What was cool about his post was the fact that the lighted cross rotated 24 hours a day.
That was certainly news to me. Little details like that bring 'noirish' Los Angeles to life.


I also liked gsjansen's post on the English version of the movie 'M'.
I can't wait to see it with it's Bunker Hill locales

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Old Posted Mar 10, 2011, 2:27 AM
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E_R, great view of the broadway tunnel and the temple street corner! i don't think i had ever seen that image before. excellent.

GW! i'm still in giggles over your car post! i particularly love this one


great googley moogley

the only thing missing is the southwest air tag line

wanna get away
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"take her to lucca"

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Is this Bert Rovere's Lucca at 5th & Western?


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According to latimemachines.com, Lucca was indeed at 5th and Western and owned by "Bert Rovere, who also
owned the Paris Inn. The restaurant could accommodate 500 patrons. It also had a store and something
called a 'poker chip' bar." No explanation of what exactly made the bar unique.


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Per LAPL caption, this photo was taken on December 21, 1937. Only thing is--I don't think
there are enough "LUCCA" signs, do you? How would you ever find it?


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Interesting interior "streetscape"--complete with phone poles--?? Or is this the restaurant's garden? Where are we?
Maybe ninja55 will be able to clarify.


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I'm not retarted, just trying to get the hang of this posting pics. Please bare with me.
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This great photo is simply labeled "Rain over Los Angeles 1955" in the USC Archive.
I believe it is a new image in their online catalog.


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Can anyone place the exact location?
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I'm not retarted, just trying to get the hang of this posting pics. Please bare with me.
Hmmmm. I'm not sure what you're doing wrong Ninja55.
I wish I could help but I'm not exactly the most computer savy person.

Anyone here have some useful tips for our new friend that has inspired so many interesting post?

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