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Old Posted May 10, 2022, 6:13 AM
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Here's an earlier reddit where the aerial photo was discussed, and the link to the nifty National Archives page where it appeared. One eagle-eyed redditor said that you can see the Eastern Columbia building under construction, and dated it to March-June 1930
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Old Posted May 10, 2022, 7:07 AM
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Here's an earlier reddit where the aerial photo was discussed, and the link to the nifty National Archives page where it appeared. One eagle-eyed redditor said that you can see the Eastern Columbia building under construction, and dated it to March-June 1930
Thanks for that--I removed the "1943" reference from my post.
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Old Posted May 11, 2022, 5:33 AM
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Screen grabs from "Motor Patrol", a low-budget 1950 release focusing on the motorcycle officers of the LAPD Traffic Division.....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyM...CinemaClassics....


Early in the picture there's a brief shot of the recently covered Hangman's Tree Inn, the noose remains but the corpse of Reseda Red has been removed....





Most of the exteriors are in mid-Wilshire, this garage is central to the plot....









The picture ends, of course, with a chase sequence....here the pursuit turns left from the 800 block of N. Figueroa St., and onto an overpass crossing the 110 Freeway.....









Then a right turn onto what was then a continuation of Figueroa St., this street is now known as Figueroa Terrace....











The pole sign for the Mayo Motel is visible on the left, the motel was located at 840 N. Figueroa.





An apartment building now occupies the Mayo Motel site.


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Screen grabs from "Motor Patrol", a low-budget 1950 release focusing on the motorcycle officers of the LAPD Traffic Division.....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyM...CinemaClassics....


Early in the picture there's a brief shot of the recently covered Hangman's Tree Inn, the noose remains but the corpse of Reseda Red has been removed....



Removed. Maybe kidnapped more like.

I wonder if the scene was shot while this sorry affair was happening?

And seemingly the corpse was a lady to boot.



archive.org - Hollywood Studio Magazine, June 1972
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Old Posted May 12, 2022, 3:42 AM
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Excellent 'Motor Patrol' post, riichkay. . .thoroughly interesting 'now & thens' screengrabs. Good job!


Let me check to see if I have any mystery slides that I've come across recently.



I found four.


I'm almost certain this first slide was taken somewhere on Sunset Blvd.


eBay

Judging by the cars (reflections in the window) I'd say it was taken in the. .um. .late 1960s. . .or early 1970s?








#2 Sunset Blvd. again?


eBay

Sunset Plaza, perhaps?





A mystery mansion with a VW Bug.


eBay

Your guess is as good as mine.







The Patio Hamburger's (note the apostrophe) MISSING WORD (1980s?)



The half-faced dude behind the post looks like me in the 1980s. .I'm trying to remember if I was ever there. (if we figure out the location maybe it will ring a bell)





Closer look


Me, or doppelganger?



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Old Posted May 12, 2022, 4:03 AM
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Do you have a symmetrical face?

If yes ... is this you?

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Old Posted May 12, 2022, 11:03 AM
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Excellent 'Motor Patrol' post, riichkay. . .thoroughly interesting 'now & thens' screengrabs. Good job!

Let me check to see if I have any mystery slides that I've come across recently.

I'm almost certain this first slide was taken somewhere on Sunset Blvd.


eBay

Judging by the cars (reflections in the window) I'd say it was taken in the. .um. .late 1960s. . .or early 1970s?
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La Rue was at 8631 Sunset







I'm sure we must have had posts about La Rue efore....



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#2 Sunset Blvd. again?


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Just west of La Rue--

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The Patio Hamburger's (note the apostrophe) MISSING WORD (1980s?)



The half-faced dude behind the post looks like me in the 1980s. .I'm trying to remember if I was ever there. (if we figure out the location maybe it will ring a bell)


Closer look


Me, or doppelganger?



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e_r, I'm dubious about this candidate, but perhaps it's Cassell's Patio at 3300 W. 6th:


LA Times, 10/19/1976

The seating shown in the photo is not arguably "in the parking lot"; but it could be that what is shown did not comprise the full complement of tables available.



According to a note in the LA Times of August 2, 1977, it was by that date under new management, and so in due course might have dropped the "Cassell's."
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Do you have a symmetrical face?

If yes ... Is this you?

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Old Posted May 13, 2022, 7:51 PM
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Collection agency J.P Butler, Long Beach (or Signal Hill?), ca. 1959.


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Old Posted May 14, 2022, 2:41 AM
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This is the listed address for J. P. Butler Collections from 1953 to 1960.



lbpl.contentdm.oclc.org



I think this is the building on a 1960 aerial.



mil.library.ucsb.edu


J. P. Butler got into bad trouble for a collector around this time.



cdnc.ucr.edu - San Bernardino Sun,30 January 1960


3139 Atlantic Ave. is listed as vacant in the 1961 directory.


The building fell prey to Interstate 405 a year or two later.



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Old Posted May 14, 2022, 5:29 AM
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LAPL

The Stephen M. White statue has been discussed extensively, but what about its amazing pedestal? What happened to it? The statue was relocated twice, each time with a less impressive perch.

But the original pedestal was enormous, and enormously expensive. The project had of budget of $25,000 dollars in 1906. A series of granite steps held its base - a six-foot cube of white California granite. Not quite as large as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (a 56 ton block of marble).

One has to wonder what Mr. White did to inspire such a tribute.

Healdsburg Tribune

The contract for the pedestal itself went to the Raymond Granite Co. of Raymond, California for $8,975.

Monumental News. Google Books

The Raymond Granite Quarry produces a product called Sierra White.

Visit to the Raymond/Knowles Granite Quarries

Red Sandstone Courthouse Ruins




LAPL

In this 1958 photo, the statue is still in its original location on its pedistal, barely visible at the bottom center.



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A Noble Spirit Embiggens the Smallest Man.

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Old Posted May 14, 2022, 7:21 PM
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Do you have a symmetrical face?

If yes ... is this you?

It's hard to tell with that Satanic dagger driven through my skull.



me in Los Angeles, 1984.


A photographer friend took this at the Patio del Moro apartments on Fountain Ave.



Patio Hamburgers location possibility.

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Cassell's Patio at 3300 W. 6th:


LA Times, 10/19/1976

According to a note in the LA Times of August 2, 1977, it was by that date under new management, and so in due course might have dropped the "Cassell's."
hmm. . .possibly, odinthor, but it still doesn't ring a bell. I briefly lived on 6th St. but it was west of Fairfax. . .quite a distance from Cassel's.

GaylordWilshire, thanks for locating the two Sunset Blvd. mystery slides. I really appreciate it.
I should have recognized La Rue. *shakes head*


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Old Posted May 14, 2022, 10:21 PM
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lol. I just noticed there's a photobomb in the Patio Hamburgers slide too.



Patio Hamburgers mystery slide
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Old Posted May 14, 2022, 10:58 PM
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I happened upon this slide yesterday but I believe it has already sold.


Hollywood Freeway





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Old Posted May 15, 2022, 1:35 PM
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The Patio Hamburger's (note the apostrophe) MISSING WORD (1980s?)



The half-faced dude behind the post looks like me in the 1980s. .I'm trying to remember if I was ever there. (if we figure out the location maybe it will ring a bell)

e_r you posted this slide a few weeks back.

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Here's another slide dated 1968...Los Angeles, California. (but where in Los Angeles)


eBay

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"The Patio" in the picture was pinpointed by riichkay at 2736 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica.

The two ebay slides possibly from the same batch and feature the same "The Patio".
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Good catch, Noir_Noir!
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me in Los Angeles, 1984.


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A photographer friend took this at the Patio del Moro apartments on Fountain Ave.
Do you see why I thought this might be me?
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Toddle House, Culver City

Toddling back to this and follow up posts in 2014 -

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Toddle House
5963 W. Washington Blvd, Los Angeles CA
"Girls A Poppin"
• Five solid hours of entertainment • Open 7 nights a week • No Cover • No admission charge • Free parking


Scan from my personal collection of matchbook covers

So, I could not find a single thing on this place. I've been researching and haven't found any leads yet. It’s almost as if it never existed… Does anyone recognize this or have any info?

Not to be mistaken with the Toddle House chain of restaurants between the 1920's-80's.

And picked up again HERE in 2016 -



A haven for loose ladies and thugs. Is that an essential lookout tower?



cdnc.ucr.edu - Daily News, 7 August 1953



A Billboard review from 1948 was generally positive on the entertainment but had a downer on poor ol' Ginger O' Dare.



archive.org - Billboard 1948-03-27



cdnc.ucr.edu - Daily News, 3 March 1952


A badly worked up Daily News was on the warpath in 1953 to get the "cesspool" shut down.



cdnc.ucr.edu - Daily News, 7 August 1953


For some balance, the entertainer Slick Slavin thought the Toddle House was a great place and that Johnny Toscano was a wonderful man.



classicshowbiz.blogspot.com



In the end it took two fires, and a suspicious character hanging about, for the Toddle House to be destroyed two days before 1954 dawned.



cdnc.ucr.edu - Daily News, 31 December 1953
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The New Yorker has posted an interesting piece re Dennis Hopper's iconic "Double Standard" photo.... https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cu...ht-los-angeles

The article re-dates the image to '63/'64, replacing Hopper's recollection of 1961. 
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