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While trying to find additional information on the Brentwood Motor Co. I happened upon this matchbook for the Brentwood Motor Motel instead. (close but no cigar)




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Inside


Comfortable Radios!


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The Brentwood Motor Co sold British imports at 2610 Wilshire in Santa Monica. Those cars in your pic are a '57 Pontiac and '57 Chevrolet--they look pretty new to me.



LAT 10-7-56 & 4-23-59



Brentwood Motors gets a mention here in a noirish story here concerning another dealer, the famous Casa de Cadillac...

LAT 11-20-50
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Brentwood Motors gets a mention here in a noirish story here concerning another dealer, the famous Casa de Cadillac...

LAT 11-20-50
In 1943 Borkel, who was then a private in the US Army, was arrested after a 2 1/2 mile chase in a stolen car. He was wearing a colonel's uniform at the time. The newspapers reported that Borkel had a long history of convictions for burglary, auto theft and forgery. He died in 1965 at the age of 41 and is interred at Forest Lawn Glendale.
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In 1943 Borkel, who was then a private in the US Army, was arrested after a 2 1/2 mile chase in a stolen car. He was wearing a colonel's uniform at the time. The newspapers reported that Borkel had a long history of convictions for burglary, auto theft and forgery. He died in 1965 at the age of 41 and is interred at Forest Lawn Glendale.

Interesting. Somehow one doesn't picture a lifelong thief/fraudster/felon who was in & out of prison before dying at age 41, resting beneath the manicured lawns of Forest Lawn. Wonder what he was doing those last 15 years after getting busted at Casa De Cadillac?
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While trying to find additional information on the Brentwood Motor Co. I happened upon this matchbook for the Brentwood Motor Motel instead. (close but no cigar)

eBay
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Brentwood Motor Hotel
12200 Sunset Blvd. (c. 1958)


CardCow

Still there as The Brentwood Inn:



BrentwoodInn

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It's comforting to know it's still there and open for business!


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"Vintage Jewish Deli Menu Broadway Yiddish Los Angeles CA 1940-50s"


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What's most interesting is the back with Yiddish words.



Bris . . . .getting tipped off.








When I first moved to L.A. I remember going to a Kosher place for their Broasted Chicken. I was so young and naive I didn't even know what kosher meant.

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I'm no expert but a bacon and egg sandwich and a BLT at a kosher deli?

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I'm no expert but a bacon and egg sandwich and a BLT at a kosher deli?
Beef Bacon !!
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I'm no expert but a bacon and egg sandwich and a BLT at a kosher deli?
Well, they snagged a nice graphic from the meat product company. The San Gabriel sandwich is salami and Swiss.



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Cheeseburgers, or anything combining meat and cheese aren't kosher either. It seems L.A.'s Broadway Delicatessen was semi-kosher.
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A mystery location.


RADENKOVICH GROCERY STORE.




There are all kind of clues on the back of the photograph!




But I wasn't able to find a connection between the store and Mercury Street.




For search purposes:...Milorad & Mary Radenkovich - Grandparents of Diane Sauer - Maybe 1918 or 1920 - Grandpa's Grocery Store on Mercury St. - L.A. 9032
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Backlot or Train Trestle?...U - D - CIDE.


"Me" ..July 31, 1948.


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So what do you think is in the background. . .a backlot or train trestle? ..Whatever it is it looks out-of-place.



We know the date because it's on the back of the snapshot.






Go forth, minions!


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looks to me like the background could be a studio backlot. Fox, MGM, Paramount, RKO maybe. that's my best guess. i would guess MGM or RKO if i had to 'cause i grew up in Culver City
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looks to me like the background could be a studio backlot. Fox, MGM, Paramount, RKO maybe. that's my best guess. i would guess MGM or RKO if i had to 'cause i grew up in Culver City
I'm inclined to agree, at least from the standpoint that I can't think of any railroad construction in Los Angeles or suburbs that looks anything like what's in that photo.
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the street is wide with what could be a trolly or train down the middle so could be Culver blvd or Santa Monica Blvd
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But I wasn't able to find a connection between the store and Mercury Street.
My typically half-assed search came up with this listing:



Google Books
Southwest Builder and Contractor, July 22, 1921, p. 31.


16,497 -- Dwig, 3 rms, 20x20; 780 Boundary Ave;
part of lot A, Tr No 2745; Milorad R Raden-
kovich , at lot, o & b. ,$800

Boundary Ave. intersects Mercury Ave. Dwig presumably means dwelling.

Also: tombstone photo at Find-a-Grave.

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Cheeseburgers, or anything combining meat and cheese aren't kosher either. It seems L.A.'s Broadway Delicatessen was semi-kosher.
Kosher style is the word.

They had ham on the menu too.
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1926 Hill's City Map

My neighbor, who knows I'm interested in this stuff, was going through some old boxes and gave me this old L.A. map. Looking on eBay, I found other Hill's L.A. maps but didn't see any this old. Pretty fascinating.





The main page:



Link to full size image ; https://imgur.com/HTeu9wK

Reverse detail:



I can send or post closeups if anyone is interested in more detail

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Great find

Really cool map! I didn't know Sunset Blvd west of UCLA was called Beverly Blvd in 1926. I'm going to ask my neighbors to go through some of their old boxes too.
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