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Old Posted Aug 26, 2020, 4:23 AM
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Bottom row, far left, the back of something that fronts onto...somewhere. After I get it and look at it with a loupe I'll find some clue I'm sure.
Right, well, that's what I said, so here I am back again.

The image in question:



A-ha, what's this:



Let's consult the world's greatest map:



Lookit that, it's 217 South Bunker Hill Avenue.

Ergo:



The image looks across the very back stucco corner of the Dome to the rear end of 212 South Bunker Hill Avenue. Which, by the way, looked like this:



In our image, 215 South Grand and 216 South Bunker Hill are gone, which both had demo permits issued in February 1963, so I amend my original speculation about these shots being taken soon after the Hill Crest demo of late 1961...
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Lake Avenue Church Pasadena

I was searching Craigslist this morning and came across this.


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photo by craigslist

The seller also as a picture of the church. I hope someone keeps it.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/la...167777063.html

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Excellent find, Martin Pal.
The sign on the right is especially intriguing.

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It appears to be lines of music with various words beneath.
I wonder if the two lines of music was traveling neon.
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Intriguing it is and I've been trying to decipher any part of it since yesterday, but having no luck.
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Excellent find, Martin Pal.

The sign on the right is especially intriguing.


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It appears to be lines of music with various words beneath.

I wonder if the two lines of music was traveling neon.


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e_r, as usual I may be hallucinating; but I believe I see, on the top line, "Solly's" (after the treble clef). No idea of what's on the bass clef line, except I think it's . . . something . . . superimposed on musical notes. The next line down seems to be "AND HIS", no idea what the final word is ("orchestra" or the like would make sense; an earlier ad (10/9/1950, LA Times), for the other location, advertised "Toni Ferrell and his Guitar"). And the lowest line seems to begin "PLAY"; no idea about the last two words; again, in the earlier ad for the other location, Ferrell and his guitar "play Chopin and Liszt Selections."
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A terrific view of Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Vista CA [c.1950s]


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Does anyone know Knott's Berry Farm well enough to label the buildings?

I can't even pick out the large 'Chicken Dinner' place.

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This should help:


ebay 1960s Knott's brochure

In this detail from the larger pic posted above, the Chicken Dinner location is the large white building at center, across the little road (Grand) from the row of modest shops. The map above is looking from the east; the pic is looking from the west.

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This should help:


ebay 1960s Knott's brochure
In the upper right I see ER's fav.!!!!!!
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This 1953 photo's caption lists Solly's at 53 N. La Cienega Blvd. (Beverly Hills)

HHP


The most recent building at the 38 N. La Cienega address was Benihana's. It was torn down about 4 years ago and is still vacant.

The Stinking Rose is now at 55 N. La Cienega with a large parking area encompassing 53 N. La CIenega, I'm guessing.


On Bunker Hill
From the George Mann Archives: La Cienega Restaurant Row


Seems like it's 38

The blog says that Fairchild's restaurant opened in 1953 in the Cherio Room space, and after the owner brought in scabs after a 1963 strike, was destroyed by fire.

Fortnight The Newsmagazine of California. Volumes 6-7, page 29 (Google Books)

May 27, 1949 issue. Looks like Solly's moved a few doors down. (Plus the skyroom at the Burbank Airport, just because it's there)

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I sure looked at a lot of Richfield stations the other day. Here's one I liked for no obvious reason. Even with the cataloging info, it would probably be impossible to place:

CSUN

But the Photographer is given as Quality Photo Shop, and the library had two others from the same source:

CSUN

CSUN

The bottom photo is identified as Glendale Avenue, the other two just Glendale, but the middle photo has a Piggly Wiggly, which is exotic (for me anyway. I know it mostly from Driving Miss Daisy). It might be possible to deduce the locations of these three photos as a group.
I know there are commenting systems where people can make notes on various web pages, without the website owners needing to do anything. Wouldn't it be great if the online archives would semi-officially endorse one of these commenting systems?
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Maybe this for the second picture?



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Seems like it's 38.

The blog says that Fairchild's restaurant opened in 1953 in the Cherio Room space, and after the owner brought in scabs after a 1963 strike, was destroyed by fire.

Fortnight The Newsmagazine of California. Volumes 6-7, page 29 (Google Books)

May 27, 1949 issue. Looks like Solly's moved a few doors down. (Plus the skyroom at the Burbank Airport, just because it's there)
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Great Mackerm! Heh! Solly's gets around!
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This should help:


ebay 1960s Knott's brochure

In this detail from the larger pic posted above, the Chicken Dinner location is the large white building at center, across the little road (Grand) from the row of modest shops.
The map above is looking from the east; the pic is looking from the west.

Thanks, odinthor!



Here's the restaurant in 1940.......(this might be a repeat for NLA)


LAist






And an undated aerial view.


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The north/south road is old State Route 39 (now Grand Anenue) ...Are the dots (in the orchards) Mr. Knott's berry plants? They look more like trees to me.


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Fortnight The Newsmagazine of California. Volumes 6-7, page 29 (Google Books)

May 27, 1949 issue. Looks like Solly's moved a few doors down. (Plus the skyroom at the Burbank Airport, just because it's there)
I remember the Sky Room and the smorgasbord dinners on Sunday evenings. I saw my first The Lockheed Constellation from the Sky Room, too. It was a classy restaurant.
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You're darn tootin' it was fancy.


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................................................................................................................There appears to have been a more casual outdoor eating / drinking area as well.

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...........................................................................................................................Those are some pretty cool umbrellas. What's up with fringe?

..............................................................................................................................................................(I spy two men and one waitress)



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You're darn tootin' it was fancy.


Thanks! I have that postcard, sent by my grandmother in 1941.
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You're darn tootin' it was fancy.

"featuring Kentucky fried chicken"

yes.... I know...
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Old Posted Aug 28, 2020, 2:55 PM
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Leapfrogging House....(this image might be a repeat for nla)



Well this looks difficult.

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We definitely haven't seen this snapshot.

It shows two girls on a motorbike in front of a rather impressive Ionic columnedbuilding which I surmise is a high school.


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As you can see the date is Jan. 1915. The seller says the motorbike is a Harley Davidson.

There's a boy/man(?) watching from the portico.

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Here's another image we haven't seen on nla.


"1972 los angeles street scene hollywood vintage original 35mm slide."


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We're looking west on Hollywood Blvd. at Western Avenue. In the distance on the right is the old St. Francis Hotel - ...but I find the smaller places just as interesting. . .

. . .like the noirish sounding 'The Rail' bar and the nearby Dante's Cafe. (shown below)

The blade sign to the left of 'The Rail' appears to say 'Gung Ho'.


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lapl

I'd like to learn more about the 49r. ...There was a bar in my hometown called the 49 Lounge (located on Illinois State Route 49) that seemed mysterious to me when I was a kid.



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I'd like to learn more about the 49r. ...There was a bar in my hometown called the 49 Lounge (located on Illinois State Route 49) that seemed mysterious to me when I was a kid.
Here's a clipping from the September 7, 1977 edition of the LAT. This page is available for free at newspapers.com. The article is called "Landlords Dislike Sex Business". It lists many adult book stores and theaters in Hollywood and what the landlords think of the businesses in their properties. As you can see, the days of the 49R Saloon and Bawdy House showing hard-core films at 5510 Hollywood Boulevard were numbered.


latimes.newspapers.com
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In E_R's photo, above the sign on the left that says "Discount Wigs", does that orange sign say "American Massage College"?
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