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Re: e_r's post of downtown decorated for the '32 games, here's a shot of 7th and Hill that I don't think we have seen....from the Adelbert Bartlett papers at UCLA.....














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Amazing photographs, riichkay. Thanks for posting them!

and for deciphering what's on the marquee. . . .that couldn't have been easy.
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Florabell Muir's column ran in the New York Daily News, which is available on newspapers.com. I don't have a subscription to that one...

It might have more info on the Sinatra party.


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A Hole in the Head (1959) is a DeLuxe Color comedy film, in CinemaScope, directed by Frank Capra, featuring Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson, Eleanor Parker, Keenan Wynn, Carolyn Jones, Thelma Ritter, Dub Taylor, Ruby Dandridge, Eddie Hodges, and Joi Lansing, and released by United Artists.
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I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your cat. I lost one of mine in March of this year. Your post brought tears to my eyes again
Thank you so much. Sorry for your loss too.
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Here's an interesting photograph of a popsicle distributor in South Pasadena.



Lin Cariffe at facebook

"In the 1930's by father worked for the Joe Lowe Corporation in Chicago who owned the patents on Popsicle brand.
Dad (3rd from left in group with Joe Lowe to his left) was in charge of building Popsicle plants throughout the United States.
He came to South Pasadena in 1931 to build this plant at 850-852 El Centro."....LIN CARIFFE


for search purposes: Popsicle Service of California Ltd.
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I've had countless Popsicles during my lifetime (thus far).

I never realized they were a service.
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I've had countless Popsicles during my lifetime (thus far).
Is this you in the Popsicle ad?...... I see a resemblance.


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Re: e_r's post of downtown decorated for the '32 games, here's a shot of 7th and Hill that I don't think we have seen....from the Adelbert Bartlett papers at UCLA.....














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^^^

Hard to believe that this pic is in the heart of the "Great Depression". Most people still appear to have dressed well. The streets are bustling. People are smiling. Of course no pandemic at this time. Maybe the Olympics gave people a bit more spring in their step. I wonder if hats will ever come back into style for both men & women? Now L.A.has the '28 Olympics coming up, so hopefully the pandemic will be in the rear view mirror & the economy booming again long before 2028.
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The 2016 movie The Founder mentioned that Dick and Maurice McDonald ran a snack stand in Arcadia, which I took to be a mistake, since I knew they had one in Monrovia. That is, until I saw this article (Los Angeles Almanac):
This inspired them to enter the food business, so, in 1937, they sold the theater and first opened an orange juice stand named “the Wigwam” on Foothill Boulevard in Arcadia
The Wigwam, and its predecessor the Orange Inn, were discussed in this thread in 2015, on page 1479:


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This is a fun one!!


The Orange Inn, Foothill Blvd., 1924.


eBay

This makes me want to go back in time.




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There is some indication that the Orange Inn was located at what is now Foothill and Wigwam. The corner of Foothill and Wigwam is in Arcadia. The property was owned by a man named Hal Slemons who had a lot of land north of Foothill in the 20's and 30's.

The Orange Inn was turned into the place called the Wigwam, which was apparently thatched with palm leaves according to a blog here:
https://tangentialmeanderings.wordpr...rhood-changes/

According to the blogger, the McDonald's located on the north side of Foothill is where the Orange Inn/ Wigwam was located
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That's great information oldstuff.

And look what I found; a photograph of the Wig-Wam (with thatched roof like you said)


http://www.ebay.com/itm/1924-Origina...item43df516362

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So Arcadia is home to the Once and Future McDonalds!!

Here are some photos of the early McDonald's snack stands in Monrovia:

Airdrome c. 1937-1940. One of the McDonald brothers' snack stands at the Monrovia airport. The other was the "Giant Orange". The stands - which sold orange juice, hot dogs, hamburgers and one sold beer - were on opposite sides of Route 66 to attract traffic going both directions. The Airdrome was eventually cut in half and moved to San Bernardino, which the first McDonalds-named stand was created.

Airport with orange McDonalds stand. 1937-1940. The Giant Orange was an original orange juice stand owned by Richard McDonald and his brother Maurice. It and the Airdrome (a second stand) were at the Monrovia Flying Field. You can see the giant orange between the wings of the biplane on the left) I don't think it's the same orange which was at the Orange Inn.

Aerial View of Monrovia Airport. McDonald's Airdrome is bottom center. You can tell the McDonald's were smart (as if there was any doubt) by the way they placed the stand at a zigzag on Route 66, so that people driving toward Los Angeles would see it looming in front of them from miles away.

Sorry, I haven't worked out how to make embedded photos yet.

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^^^

Hard to believe that this pic is in the heart of the "Great Depression". Most people still appear to have dressed well. The streets are bustling. People are smiling. Of course no pandemic at this time. Maybe the Olympics gave people a bit more spring in their step. I wonder if hats will ever come back into style for both men & women? Now L.A.has the '28 Olympics coming up, so hopefully the pandemic will be in the rear view mirror & the economy booming again long before 2028.
Recently finished an interesting book about that very subject. Billy Garland pulled off a fairly audacious feat in bringing the Olympics to Los Angeles during the Great Depression.

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Is this you in the Popsicle ad?...... I see a resemblance.


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Guilty as charged.

I earned 25¢ for the image!
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I've had countless Popsicles during my lifetime (thus far).
I never realized they were a service.
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Yes, when I saw that sign on the building it made me laugh!
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Re: e_r's post of downtown decorated for the '32 games, here's a shot of 7th and Hill that I don't think we have seen....from the Adelbert Bartlett papers at UCLA.....
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Thanks for posting this photo, riichkay, love it, and also for deciphering the marquee...I had started trying to do it myself until I realized you had already done it!

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Recently finished an interesting book about that very subject. Billy Garland pulled off a fairly audacious feat in bringing the Olympics to Los Angeles during the Great Depression.


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Thanks for posting about this book, Scott Charles. I see that it was just released last October 29th! I hadn't heard of it. Are there any photographs in the book?
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Yes, when I saw that sign on the building it made me laugh!
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Have we seen any photos of the Larchmont Theatre in Larchmont Village?

My 92 year old neighbor grew up in the area and recalls that when you entered the Larchmont, you descended into the theater which was below street level. She added that when it rained heavily, the water would rush in from the sidewalk and run under your feet.
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