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Old Posted Mar 21, 2015, 3:06 PM
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I've been working on another house-history site to go along with those on Berkeley Square, Wilshire Boulevard, and St. James Park--this one, on Fremont Place. There are now 19 in the "inventory," more to come: fremontplace.blogspot.com
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Old Posted Mar 21, 2015, 3:16 PM
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Good to see you GW!
Agreed - it's great to hear from you again, GW.

I've just had a quick read through your post about #61 Fremont Place (top-right in the image above). I posted some more recent photos of it in post #19436, but other than finding the "same single source" that mentions Myron Hunt, I didn't delve much into its history. Thanks for providing the interesting background details. Now I'll have to read your posts about the other 18 houses!
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Another popular coffee in the Los Angeles area and beyond was...


Ben-Hur coffee stand

. . . on W. Washington.

LAPL






Actually . . . it may have been a Sanders System Drive In.

Per source, Sanders Chain Store, circa 1930 (Looking for listings.)





Sanders 1

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...TSA6XEJ643.jpg



Sanders 2
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...RVBHMHCUET.jpg



Sanders System Interior 1

http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...J7J5D1RST4.jpg



Sanders System Interior 2
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...I9YIGLBTIS.jpg



http://cdn.c.photoshelter.com/img-ge...drivein807.jpg

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Old Posted Mar 21, 2015, 5:40 PM
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I found this slide on eBay earlier today. We've seen Ken Clark's Pontiac dealership at 3740 Crenshaw before on NLA (see below), but not this one.


eBay

The seller dates the picture above as 1940s, and the Crenshaw site was still an empty lot until at least 1952, so I had to look elsewhere. I Googled Ken Clark Pontiac, but all the first hits I got were for the Crenshaw address. Then I found a 2010 newsletter on encasedcollectorsinternational.org which has a "Guest Article" by "John C Clark (youngest of 3 sons of Kenneth DeLoss Clark)". Here's an extract:

"My father was Ken Clark. His first dealership was in Los Angeles at an address on Jefferson Blvd. Then, he expanded to what I believe was 4242 Crenshaw Blvd. (not sure - would have to research to double verify).

In the 50's, his last dealership before he sold it out in about 1960 to Majestic Pontiac was Ken Clark Pontiac at 3740 Crenshaw Blvd., at the corner of Crenshaw and Coliseum. That dealership stayed in business until around 2000, as the community then deteriorated and the dealers left Crenshaw Row, one by one."


The picture above has a prominent gasometer, and I didn't have to go far from the Crenshaw site before I spotted one between Exposition Boulevard and 36th Street. As I looked along Jefferson Boulevard, I saw there was an L-shaped building on the corner of 11th Avenue. It's just below Jefferson in the top-right corner of the 1948 aerial below.


Historic Aerials

Here's a shot of that building today.


GSV

This is Ken Clark Pontiac at 3740 Crenshaw Boulevard in either 1959 or 1960, depending on which source you believe. BifRayRock posted a smaller version of this image in post #13390.


Alden Jewell on Flickr

As John C Clark mentioned, the dealership became Majestic Pontiac around 1960. Here's a picture I found that's titled "The former Majestic Pontiac dealership stands silent next door to the Holiday Bowl."


www.synthetrix.com

The dealership is now long gone ...


GSV

... but the original sign, complete with neon Indian, is still there.


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Old Posted Mar 21, 2015, 5:46 PM
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re: The International Mart/Washington Furniture Co/Mode O' Day building.



The large area where your circus was located is also the site of the great Los Angeles Auto Show fire of 192[9].


ebay

















Notice the large temporary medallion on the building.



The above photographs are details from a huge horizontal photo I found on ebay.

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The Show must go on. (After a short delay?)


Repairs, while you wait!



http://assets.blog.hemmings.com/wp-c...ow_01_2000.jpg



March 5, 1929 Auto Show melt down
http://static01.nyt.com/images/2013/...superJumbo.jpg
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Anna Mae Wong wearing a Travis Banton creation. Ms. Wong was discovered on the streets of old Chinatown.


paramount


http://www.beijing-visitor.com/image...may-wong-4.jpg


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In 1926, Wong put the first rivet into the structure of Grauman's Chinese Theatre when she joined Norma Talmadge for its groundbreaking ceremony, although she was not invited to leave her hand- and foot-prints in cement. Wiki

Anna May Wong at home. (Source suggests 1930s)



Anna May tre chic
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...3HGLDRSMTS.jpg

Anna May Wong 2
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...PDSFN9B45T.jpg

Anna May Wong 3
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...YSPM8B85HS.jpg

Anna May Wong 4
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...DYLENLEXFE.jpg


Anna May Wong 5
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...P3IE41UMNT.jpg


Anna May Wong 6
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...YABSML4G5J.jpg


Anna May Wong 7
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...JQ4RH94285.jpg


Anna May Wong 8 "Dear WigWag,"
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...V1N4GGTJSU.jpg



Anna May Wong 9
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...QLAPVKJ65N.jpg


Anna May Wong 10 "Good appetite"
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...493QHTLJP6.jpg

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Old Posted Mar 21, 2015, 6:31 PM
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I've been working on another house-history site to go along with those on Berkeley Square, Wilshire Boulevard, and St. James Park--this one, on Fremont Place. There are now 19 in the "inventory," more to come: fremontplace.blogspot.com

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GW, you're looking well. Always nice to see you. Is that a new jacket? It's a good color for you. I believe you've shed some weight.
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Old Posted Mar 21, 2015, 6:57 PM
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Anyone care to join me at the Ivar Tea House?

1920s? (per source)
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...UG1SQNPPSA.jpg



1920s ? "A garden in the heart of Hollywood."
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...CKR4USS5NR.jpg

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Ethel Schultheis' parents sit on a swing at the Ivar House tearoom located at 1737 Ivar Avenue.
1938
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00098/00098968.jpg



1938 - The Ivar House backyard Tea Room.
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00098/00098967.jpg



1920s - According to source this is one of the attractive servers
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...LKRG65H3FK.jpg




1920s Ivar House garden


Ivar House in living tint. Date unk
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00007/00007176.jpg




Ivar House Flower Shop
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...M5HC16G5ML.jpg


1949 Ivar
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00007/00007140.jpg



Could this be the street front? Somewhat doubtful


Circa 1937 - "A house on Ivar"
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00097/00097991.jpg



And further up the hill at 2026 Ivar Ave, is an even less likely candidate.



1926 - 2026 Ivar Ave

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/72119/rec/2


2026 Ivar Ave

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15799coll170/id/72119/rec/2





Next time call for reservations.



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Skyways Airport Hotel (9250 Airport Blvd 670-2900 ?)




Undated Skyways Airport Hotel Coffee Shop - Cafe




http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/compou...id/18241/rec/1



Not to be confused with Snaps formerly on Western Ave.
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00008/00008761.jpg
Mid '60s "Snaps"
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00008/00008760.jpg



Snaps Interior
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00008/00008759.jpg

Snaps interior
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00008/00008757.jpg


snaps interior 3
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00008/00008756.jpg


Snaps interior 4
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00008/00008758.jpg

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here is the gem - The Airplane Cafe - Whereabouts Unknown - 1924


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Wings on a single wide!

Position filled?

1924 Airplane Cafe - Ready for Chili and takeoff.
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics38/00068644.jpg
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That's 6405 Bryn Mawr Drive. According to the property websites, it was built in 1926, and has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. It was last sold in February 2001 for $847,500, and is now valued at around $1.5m.


Google Maps

Here's a detail from a panorama of Hollywood. It shows the house above just under the right side of the "BRYN MAWR" sign. LAboomer52 posted a couple of pictures of Bryn Mawr in post #3495. BTW. I don't think it's been mentioned that "bryn mawr" is Welsh for "big hill"!


Detail of picture in USC Digital Library

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That's 6405 Bryn Mawr Drive. According to the property websites, it was built in 1926, and has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. It was last sold in February 2001 for $847,500, and is now valued at around $1.5m.


Google Maps


I suppose I should have added "per source."

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/72119/rec/2
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i have always enjoyed Mimetic architecture for greasy spoons and ice cream joints. Los Angeles certainly has had it's fair share of em.

The toonerville trolley sandwich shop located at 1635 W. Manchester Ave - 1920


LAPL

1930 (per source) - Toonerville Trolley Cafe
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics38/00068638.jpg

Trolley Cafe
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_0XupFFeUC...0/00068635.jpg
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Of course, I don't know, but I'm getting a '50's vibe from this one.



1937 - Sailors eating hot dogs at the Pike

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics50/00074678.jpg


When the coffee could have been extra strong.


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The roadside cafe at 2969 Valley Boulevard in Alhambra is shown after an automobile, apparently out of control, crashed through one of its walls and drove into the shop, resulting in severe injuries to four persons. Urns of hot coffee were knocked down and the serving counter was wrecked as car smashed into shop
1941 -
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics48/00073540.jpg
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Two photos of Simons at Wilshire and Fairfax that are best viewed together.

Previously posted here: http://mail.hostomega.com/showpost.p...&postcount=561 and here: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...170279&page=11 and


1938 (Pre-MayCo.)


1939



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1940 - Wilshire - Fairfax looking North
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00104/00104342.jpg
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Two photos of Simons at Wilshire and Fairfax that are best viewed together.

Previously posted here: http://mail.hostomega.com/showpost.p...&postcount=561 and here: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...170279&page=11 and


1938 (Pre-MayCo.)


1939



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Biff and Tourmaline

I always enjoy the photos of the vintage drive-in restaurants.

Here's a photo of my stepdad's 1947 Buick [left] at a Burbank drive-in in 1948. I once asked him where he got the car. He said he took it from some of his gangster clients because they did not pay their legal fee to him. That's my mom with her head on the passenger side window. She was living in Glendale at that time and working in his jewelry store on Brand Blvd., Glendale.
My brother and I were living in San Bernardino with Mary Ellen who was the daughter of her father's 3rd wife and her husband John Dobson [right photo]. We were hiding out from my bio father who was wanted for assault and battery on my grandfather. That's myself, brother and the Dobsons. No one was supposed to know where my brother and I were. The photo [right] was taken at night as we had just arrived at the Dobson's home in San Bernardino. My bio father had already burned all of our furniture, baby photos and clothes.



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Biff and Tourmaline

I always enjoy the photos of the vintage drive-in restaurants.

Here's a photo of my stepdad's 1947 Buick at a Burbank drive-in in 1948. I once asked him where he got the car. He said he took it from some of his gangster clients because they did not pay their legal fee to him. That's my mom with her head on the passenger side window.



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Thanks for sharing this interesting photo. That Buick is a beaut. In the background is one of Kevin McEldowney's Flower Shops.



1935 - Store Opening - Kevin McEldowney and unidentified female, possibly Ms. McEldowney? Looks like a teletype machine.

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/81382/rec/5



Obit from Jan. 16, 2004:
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J. Kenneth McEldowney, 97, an innovative florist and real estate agent who took his wife's dare to produce a better movie, creating a classic called "The River," died Jan. 5 in his home in Burbank after a long illness.

Born in Chicago, McEldowney moved to Los Angeles as a child, studied business administration at UCLA, and created a chain of four florist shops. He built a drive-through florist shop and provided flowers for such Hollywood events as the first Academy Awards in 1929 and Jean Harlow's funeral.

When McEldowney complained to his wife, an MGM publicist, about one of her studio's films, she dared him to do better. So he sold their home and floral shops and, from 1947 to 1951, labored to produce a motion picture from British author Rumer Godden's romantic autobiographical novel set in colonial India. "The River" became the first Technicolor movie made in India.

Although McEldowney employed amateur or little-known actors, he could rely on Godden as screenwriter and legendary director Jean Renoir, son of the French impressionist painter. McEldowney's publicist wife landed magazine coverage in Life, the Saturday Evening Post and others. http://articles.latimes.com/2004/jan...e-passings16.2
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I suppose I should have added "per source."

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/72119/rec/2
Thank you Godzilla for the gorgeous post

That house is also addressed 6412 Quebec Drive. It looks very modest from this angle:

gsv

The slope above it seems to be doing its best to reverse the grading efforts:

gsv

I was wondering if the homeowner was Geo. W Hill (1895-1934), the film director. He was at his Venice Beach house at the time of his death. However, he suffered a very serious car accident (the injuries might have been the reason he committed suicide sometime later) which would have necessitated a move from the Bryn Mawr/Quebec house.

It's hard to tell from the 1926 photo, but Hill did tend to cock his head to the side, at least in photos (pretty slim evidence, plus I cannot tell if the kinda big rangey guy in the house photo is 31 or 61) This one of Hill is from 1928 when he was 33:

http://silverscenesblog.blogspot.com...of-golden.html


(detail) uscdl

Maybe another noirisher knows

Info on Hill and his brilliant career:
Wiki
IMDB

Hill was married to (also) brilliant Frances Marion (1888-1973) from 1930 to 1933. They had been very successful professional partners, but the marriage did not work out.

(Thank you HossC for the Quebec Drive address correction)

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I've been working on another house-history site to go along with those on Berkeley Square, Wilshire Boulevard, and St. James Park--this one, on Fremont Place. There are now 19 in the "inventory," more to come: fremontplace.blogspot.com

Facebook page HERE
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Despite the gates, today the development doesn't have quite the same appeal as Windsor Square or Hancock Park just to the north. While celebrity occupants have attracted some interest, there have never really been any distinctive houses in Fremont Place--two that were distinctive are gone, and their interest lay mostly in that they'd been moved to the development.

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Biff and Tourmaline

I always enjoy the photos of the vintage drive-in restaurants.

Here's a photo of my stepdad's 1947 Buick [left] at a Burbank drive-in in 1948. I once asked him where he got the car. He said he took it from some of his gangster clients because they did not pay their legal fee to him. That's my mom with her head on the passenger side window. She was living in Glendale at that time and working in his jewelry store on Brand Blvd., Glendale.
My brother and I were living in San Bernardino with Mary Ellen who was the daughter of her father's 3rd wife and her husband John Dobson [right photo]. We were hiding out from my bio father who was wanted for assault and battery on my grandfather. That's myself, brother and the Dobsons. No one was supposed to know where my brother and I were. The photo [right] was taken at night as we had just arrived at the Dobson's home in San Bernardino. My bio father had already burned all of our furniture, baby photos and clothes.



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CBD-- Interesting that this same picture with your family car etc was on ebay a few years ago (or at least that ER posted it here then)--

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=13054

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=13057


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Los Angeles, Catch of the Day?


LA Rabbits and some happy and some not-so-happy endings?


1959 - Al Shotwell's 4th Birthday
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics05/00012110.jpg

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics30/00064553.jpg


Undated, ad for Monrovia Rabbit Show?
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics27/00048473.jpg



Rabbit Fur Exhibition
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics27/00048474.jpg



1920
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Tom Palmer (left) and Alexander Williams shown after rabbit hunting in the San Fernando Valley. The house in the background is located on Hazeltine Avenue.
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics05/00012178.jpg


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People of the San Fernando Valley, California, surround a massive slaughtering of jackrabbits in 1892.
1892 - San Fernando Rabbit kill. Yippee, Let the fun begin. (Bakersfield had its own fun too.)
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics24/00046853.jpg


July 1932 - At or near Florence and Hoover St intersection. Bon appétit!

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/40114/rec/3
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