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Ah, front strike matchbooks:
https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/p...GROVE-FULL.jpg

You could (at some risk to your thumb) strike a match one-handed with one of those. Like many young bucks of the 50's, I spent hours learning to do that. Very convenient when lighting a young lady's cigarette, left one hand free for, er, emergencies.

Then the Feds outlawed them:

https://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/m...matchbook.html

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I remember back in the 1950s it was swank to have your name printed on matchbooks. People gave them out at patio parties, etc. Often the matchbooks were gold foil or some other festive colored foil. You could order them by the box. We had them in our den for guests.
Such fun.

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Was skyscraperpage offline for anyone else today? I was in a dither.
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Yes, I checked a few times and each time it was offline. I got more "dithery" each time I checked.


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Why two different pre-fixes?

search purposes: the castle restaurant. 828 s. robertson blvd.
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When you use google to search for 828 S. Robertson, you find one side of the street is numbered in the 800's and the other side is in the 2 & 300's? Perhaps it's a demarcation between Los Angeles and Beverly Hills? Which might account for different phone numbers? Or maybe I'm still in a dither?
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Upon some googling, there's a photo on LAPL of the Castle Steak House:
https://tessa.lapl.org/cdm/search/se....)./mode/exact

I was sure from the descriptions on these photos they had been posted on NLA previously, but I cannot locate any posts. I know that I've seen these before, though, somewhere. There was also a location at 425 S. Vermont Ave.
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Was skyscraperpage offline for anyone else today? I was in a dither.
Same failure in France yesterday.
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Old Posted Mar 3, 2019, 1:32 AM
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The Castle Restaurant

re: Different prefixes / one location.


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The place of business may have been in a deviding line for toll calls. If you lived in one area a BR may be a toll call and vice versa even though you were very close by.
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When you use google to search for 828 S. Robertson, you find one side of the street is numbered in the 800's and the other side is in the 2 & 300's? Perhaps it's a demarcation between Los Angeles and Beverly Hills? Which might account for different phone numbers?
Thanks for tips you two.


In the interim I found this older matchbook when the restaurant actually looked like a castle. (this matchbook looks familiar / seen before on NLA?)



As a reminder: here's the matchbook I posted yesterday.



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Upon some googling, there's a photo on LAPL of the Castle Steak House:
https://tessa.lapl.org/cdm/search/se....)./mode/exact
The building in the earlier matchbook matches the photograph found in Martin Pal's link. [shown below]

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"The Castle Steak House, 828 So. Robertson Blvd., where hundreds of servicemen will be guests of The Herald and Express
and restaurateur Charles Bollar at a turkey dinner on Thanksgiving 1945.
A similar dinner will be given at the other Castle Steak House at 425 So. Vermont Ave. Photo date: November 17, 1945."
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This makes me wonder if the Vermont Ave. location looked like a faux-castle as well.



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I was sure from the descriptions on these photos they had been posted on NLA previously, but I cannot locate any posts. I know that I've seen these before, though, somewhere. There was also a location at 425 S. Vermont Ave.
Like Martin Pal, I believe we have seen bits and pieces of this story on NLA.

BUT I don't believe we have seen a photograph of the mid-century version of the Castle Restaurant (the one shown in the matchbook I posted yesterday)

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ethereal reality asked: Does anyone know the address of Catalina Jack's in Avalon? (I believe the address is hidden behind the matches)
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Your wish is my command, e_r:

El Galleon is at 411 Crescent Avenue (alias Front Street), as it happens adjacent to a hotel I've frequently stayed at . . . "my" room's window is consequently close by, and I get to "enjoy" the karaoke in abundance.
Thanks for the info. odinthor.

I've been searching for old photographs of Avalon that show Catalina Jack's (and the Edgewater Hotel next door) but I haven't had any success. so far.
Earlier, I tried to find an old image of the Wilshire Blvd. location...that didn't go so well either.
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These two 1967 aerials from the LA City Archives captioned "Downtown" show the same parking lot:



and



Looks like lots of police cars...location?

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I remember back in the 1950s it was swank to have your name printed on matchbooks. People gave them out at patio parties, etc. Often the matchbooks were gold foil or some other festive colored foil. You could order them by the box. We had them in our den for guests.
Such fun.

http://matchpro.org/
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Like Cary Grant (Mr. Thornhill) in "North By Northwest" had his initials "ROT" on his matchbooks. He tossed one to Eve Marie Saint in the Mt. Rushmore house to warn her she was in danger.
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This particular clock is missing by 1976.



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hmm....note how the electrical wires run over to the door. (security alarm?)

So where is this practice boxing area in relation to the LARGE HALL in FW's photograph....below it?
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Is that where Rocky 3 was filmed, where Rocky (coached by Apollo Creed) trained for his 2nd fight with Clubber Lang (Mr. T)?
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1028 N. Alameda Street

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Looks like lots of police cars...location?

The area has changed quite a bit, but those two buildings at center right in the b/w photo above -- now apparently
both 1028 N. Alameda -- are still standing in the block bordered by N. Alameda, W. Alpine, and Alhambra/N. Main.
The image below looks east:



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We have seen a plethora of decorated cars on NLA over the years( be it the La Fiesta Parade or the Rose Parade)
....but I don't believe we have seen this particular pic.

The description is a bit vague.

"1915 Los Angeles California Decorated Car Parade Photograph – J.A. Ramsey"


EBAY

One thing that caught my eye was the Norman Cross, with the plain ol' cross in the center (and some letters as well), draped over the frame of the windshield.




Here's a closer look.


detail

To me it looks like a Christian Fraternity of some sorts.


(my fraternity in college, Sigma Chi, utilized a Norman Cross as well.










Oh, I almost forgot...there are a few letters visible on the front of the car as well.


detail

Any ideas ?

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This is interesting as well.

"circa 1950 historic Los Angeles Hollywood Chaplin Studios"


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If you look closely....the car, exiting onto La Brea, is a Universal International studio car. Across the street, a cosmetic business, Selcano Cosmetics, has set up shop in a house.
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I searched the thread for "Selcano" with 0 results. I also checked Los Angeles city directories but there is no listing for "Selcano Cosmetics" in any of the directories.
You'd think it would be imperative for a small business to be listed in the phone book. Go figure.

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Epworth League

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One thing that caught my eye was the Norman Cross, with the plain ol' cross in the center (and some letters as well), draped over the frame of the windshield.



detail

To me it looks like a Christian Fraternity of some sorts.


(my fraternity in college, Sigma Chi, utilized a Norman Cross as well.



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Close, e_r. That's the symbol of the Epworth League.

And good catch on Alameda Street, FW.
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This is interesting as well.

"circa 1950 historic Los Angeles Hollywood Chaplin Studios"


EBAY


If you look closely....the car, exiting onto La Brea, is a Universal International studio car. Across the street, a cosmetic business, Selcano Cosmetics, has set up shop in a former house.
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I searched the thread for "Selcano" with 0 results. I also checked Los Angeles city directories but there is no listing for "Selano Cosmetics" in any of the directories.
You'd think it would be imperative for a small business to be listed in the phone book. Go figure.

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Hmmmm. e_r, might I interest you in a Belcano Cosmetics?


LA Times 5/8/1938 via ProQuest via CSULB Library.

Perhaps the newspaper's ad has a typo....?
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This is interesting as well.

"circa 1950 historic Los Angeles Hollywood Chaplin Studios"


EBAY


If you look closely....the car, exiting onto La Brea, is a Universal International studio car. Across the street, a cosmetic business, Selcano Cosmetics, has set up shop in a former house.
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The car is a Cadillac stretch Limo...sometimes it was called an ''airport limo". I believe the year of the car is 1947.
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No luck with Selcano either, but in 1934 masseuse Dolletta Ackerman would rub you silly there; around 1940, Mrs. Elsa Schreiber was running a beauty parlor there... could the S be for Schreiber and the EL for Elsa?


Is 1421 (née 1423) N La Brea still there? A demo permit for it was issued on March 16, 2018. Here it is late in the day, altered but stil there as of GSV Feb 2017...




Gate detail today

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Completely surprised the house is still there! I didn't even bother to look.

"Dolletta Ackerman would rub you silly there." lol GW




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Close, e_r. That's the symbol of the Epworth League.
Thanks for the clarification Lorendoc.

Here is another Epworth League Rose Parade entrant [date unknown]. It has a clearer view of the Norman Cross symbol.


thenewfoundphotography

I have found some very interesting items concerning the Epworth League in Los Angeles. I will post my findings later today.

Thanks again Lorendoc!
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sidenote.

The Epworth League is named for Epworth, England, home town of John Wesley,
founder of the Methodist Church.

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This photograph was found in a photo album of a member of the Epworth League in Los Angeles.

Blogger commentary HERE. Check it out.

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Hmmmm. e_r, might I interest you in a Belcano Cosmetics?


LA Times 5/8/1938 via ProQuest via CSULB Library.

Perhaps the newspaper's ad has a typo....?
odinthor, I think you have the correct spelling. To me, it appears that the watermark has covered parts of the "B" in the photo.

Here is some info on the company, which had franchised 'shoppes' across America. http://collectingvintagecompacts.blo...m-cascade.html
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