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Old Posted Feb 21, 2021, 11:39 PM
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mystery location / officers club




Photo album page found on eBay (1951)
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As you can see from the top two photographs the officers club had an amazingly streamlined entrance.




Here's a closer look:











Any idea where this officers club was located?




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Old Posted Feb 21, 2021, 11:46 PM
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Just for fun, here are the other three photographs from the page.





eBay

The boy is hip.










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This is no doubt where the family was staying. I should recognize it. I'm sure that we've seen it on NLA before.










And the Vine Street Brown Derby.


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All the photographs are dated 1951.



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mystery location / officers club

Photo album page found on eBay (1951)
Here's a closer look:






Any idea where this officers club was located?
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E_R, the second photo above makes me think this location is where the Clover Club was on Sunset Blvd.

The first below looking down to Sunset looks like the "Officer's Club" photo.

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Clover Club - 8477 (8475) Sunset Blvd.





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And this souvenir photo cover looks like the streamline building's design.

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I don't recall reading anything about it being an offcier's club, though.

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In some further research, J.H. Graham's website has all the ins & outs of this address with it's gambling raids, trouble with the law, going in and out of business and name changes and such. The last line of the article says, "On October 27, 1950, it was announced that it would become the new home of the Army & Navy Officer’s Club, which still occupied the building when it burned down, January 28, 1952."

So the scrapbook photos were taken less than a year before the place burned down.

L.A. Times, January, 1952.
J.H. Graham

J.H. Graham

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Old Posted Feb 22, 2021, 3:57 PM
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eBay

This is no doubt where the family was staying. I should recognize it. I'm sure that we've seen it on NLA before.
It's probably familiar because you posted the picture below about eight years ago, e_r. The full post is here.

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Fire today at Granville Towers on Crescent Heights Blvd.


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re:...The French Village - Hollywood California


vintage_everyday....via.... Paradise Leased

There is some roadwork going on along Highland Avenue. (note the huge contraption) At first I thought it was a steamroller but there are blades extending from the back of the thing.


Yes, you're correct CaliNative.

The French Village was located where Highland Avenue and Cahuenga Blvd. converge at the mouth of the Cahuenga Pass.

Approximately within the red triangle. (with the emphasive on approximately)

google_earth

I wonder if odinthor knows there's an Odin Street in Hollywood.







Remember the man in the car in the sepia postcard. He was parked a little to the left of the building(s) shown below.



DIG THOSE NAMES!







Here's a layout of the French Village as completed in 1920.



But there was an expansion a few years later when the streets were widened. (it's confusing) see below

In 1925 a major street widening project for Hollywood with the somewhat sinister sounding name of the “Five Finger” plan cut the property nearly in half and forced the
demolition of the beautiful Tower House. Rather than disaster, however, the Davis brothers saw the Five Finger plan as an opportunity to actually enlarge the Village
and adapt it to the growing needs of Hollywood. In doing so they scored a major architectural achievement." ....STEVE VAUGHT

So how in the heck was the French Village enlarged after it was cut in half?




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It's a shame that this complex had to be destroyed, and is buried under the concrete highway. How nice it must have been to drive through the pass and finally hit Hollywood and some nice themed architecture!

I wonder if the complex could have been a little more south, or a part of it was, or relocated down highland. I've always been curious about 2000 N. Highland, it's set farther back from the street, and while it's normally hard to see due to overgrown ficus trees, when they are trimmed you can see tile roofs and even a tower, although more reminiscent of an Italian village than merry old England.

Anyone know what the story is of this property?

Can't figure out how to post the streetview (?) but here's a link to the subject property:

Google Streetview

And here's a better view from the rear, Las Palmas is a bit higher, and in breaks through the shrubs you can see the tower:
Google Streetview (Las Palmas)
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Here's the Las Palmas view Arch2000 is talking about.


Google Streetview (Las Palmas)

I remember that whimsical tower! I'd forgotten all about it.

We discussed the property years ago but now I can't remember what we found out.



Equally intriguing, as Arch2000 pointed out, is the front view on Highland Ave.


Google Streetview

That wall is begging for a cat burgler.






Here's the location of the whimsical tower property. (red rectangle below)



I guess it's possible it was once located on the French Village property but it does seem too far south on Highland Ave.







Back to the French Village. (for the people who don't click on links)


Here's a rather bucolic view.


link at bottom.

Charming, isn't it.







Oh, what the heck. Here's one more.



All that's missing is seven little dwarves milling about.




One more!



So there were two Tower Houses?...What did the second Tower House look like?



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Oh, wait.




We can't overlook Minnie Muchmore's Monkey House.




I imagine there's an interesting story behind this house. ..







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Hi everybody

While not an american , nore do i live in the states (yet) , i am a huge vintage americana lover.

Here's an interesting RPC from 1920s

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Welcome to NLA Mister Vintage!

That's a terrific postcard of the "House of Davis" apartment building. We saw it once before years ago & HossC located the building & it's still standing!


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Still standing at 3517 Marathon Street. The Cerro Chico Apts appear in the CDs of the early to mid-30s, after which the name changes to Vista Mia.


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The building was constructed in 1928.


And I believe it was called the "House Of Davis" because of the gentleman mentioned in a previous post. Go Here
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The back of the post card looks like this

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mystery location


I just happened upon the following two slides.

"1969 kodachrome photo slide King's Auto dealer Los Angeles Hollywood CA #1"


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Okay, you car hounds. Name those cars!




The location of this second slide is especially interesting. I'm intrigued by the ramp.


"1969 photo slide King's Auto dealer Los Angeles Hollywood CA #2 classic cars"



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I searched old directories for "King's Auto" but the result was "No Results".
Then I tried just "King's", and Holey Moley, there are hundreds of King's this and hundred's of King's that . .from artifical limbs to plumbing!





I just noticed a very good clue in the second slide. I'll see if anyone catches it.



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"1969 kodachrome photo slide King's Auto dealer Los Angeles Hollywood CA #1"


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Okay, you car hounds. Name those cars!
From right to left, I think we have two MGs flanking a red Morgan. The fourth could be a Morris, and then there's a Jaguar XK-E (E-Type), an AC Cobra and a Maserati 3500 GT. Not sure after that other than a beach buggy at the back which is more than likely based on a VW Beetle.
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mystery location

The location of this second slide is especially interesting. I'm intrigued by the ramp.

"1969 photo slide King's Auto dealer Los Angeles Hollywood CA #2 classic cars"


Link

I just noticed a very good clue in the second slide. I'll see if anyone catches it.
I'm not so sure of the cars in this one (the red one for $3950 looks like another Maserati 3500 GT and there's a Rolls Royce behind it), but the location appears to be on Sunset Boulevard looking west across Londonderry Place (the ramp) to Mel's Drive-In (behind the "Service" canopy on the left. Shoreham Towers are in the background to the right of center.
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"1969 photo slide King's Auto dealer Los Angeles Hollywood CA #2 classic cars"



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I searched old directories for "King's Auto" but the result was "No Results".
Then I tried just "King's", and Holey Moley, there are hundreds of King's this and hundred's of King's that . .from artifical limbs to plumbing!





I just noticed a very good clue in the second slide. I'll see if anyone catches it.



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Oh man those cars........at those prices I'll take the whole lot!
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I think the silver car on the right is a TVR Griffith 200.


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I wanted one of those so badly. Griffith had a 289 engine in them. there was also a Vixen with a six cylinder engine.
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Stately Home- only a memory now

Here is a long-gone home, probably considered middle-class for its time but today (if in good shape) would be worth million(s). 1244 Fourth Avenue, in the Country Club park area north of Pico:


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Taken in 1928, as noted on the picture.

The site is currently the 'Concord House' apartment building, a pretty crummy looking mid-century apartment complex, although there appears to be older, nicer multi-family building 'Delphene Manor' to the north, and the building to the south, 1250 4th street, may be a survivor (although since converted to apartments).
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A few more car IDs:

The blue car at the front is very reminiscent of a Bugatti Type 35, especially the grille and the color, but the wheels and lights look more "hot rod", so maybe a replica.

The red car next to it (for $3000) is a 1954/55 Ferrari 250 Europa GT. $3000 in 1969 is around $22,000 in 2021, but good ones now sell for well into seven figures.

The light-colored car behind them is a circa 1960 Mercedes-Benz 220 with an attractive 2-tone paint job. Not such a good investment as the Ferrari, but probably still worth at least 10 times the asking price in real terms.

Like a couple of the cars in the other photo, the car on the far left appears to have a British black & silver license plate. My guess would be a Bentley.
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A few more car IDs:

The blue car at the front is very reminiscent of a Bugatti Type 35, especially the grille and the color, but the wheels and lights look more "hot rod", so maybe a replica.

The red car next to it (for $3000) is a 1954/55 Ferrari 250 Europa GT. $3000 in 1969 is around $22,000 in 2021, but good ones now sell for well into seven figures.

The light-colored car behind them is a circa 1960 Mercedes-Benz 220 with an attractive 2-tone paint job. Not such a good investment as the Ferrari, but probably still worth at least 10 times the asking price in real terms.

Like a couple of the cars in the other photo, the car on the far left appears to have a British black & silver license plate. My guess would be a Bentley.
I think you're right, the cream colored car on the far left is a Bentley R Type, ca. 1953-54. Looks to be a convertible, excuse me, drophead coupe. They appear to go for around $125K these days.

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