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Old Posted Jan 13, 2022, 1:45 PM
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This spectacular looking kitchen belongs to Mrs. Herbert G. Wylie of Los Angeles. Photo is from 1959. no other detalis were provided, like and adress or smth...
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Old Posted Jan 13, 2022, 4:53 PM
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Well, Herbert G. Wylie was living at 344 S Hudson Ave in Hancock Park when he died there in 1956.... He once lived at 17 Chester Place.
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I mentioned the cone-shaped Currie's the other day. I had forgotten about Peterson's

Here's an original snapshot that I just came across on ebay. It shows a Peterson's Ice Cream Stand with two column-like cones.


"GIANT PETERSON'S ICE CREAM CONE ROADSIDE PARLOR vtg 20's LOS ANGELES photo SIGN"


eBay

The photo was found in an album of California & Nevada photos. . .the seller admits he/she doesn't know the exact location.
That said, there's a very interesting detail visible in the distance to the left of ice cream stand.



And it appears to be a GIANT TIRE!


detail

Wow


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Old Posted Jan 13, 2022, 8:05 PM
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Thanks for the update. Happy to hear that Angelyne is more than just a billboard.
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I used to see her, or her pink car, quite frequently. You know, up until about March of 2020. There's a Coffee Bean on the corner and she'd often go there and park on my street. I often saw people come up to her and talk and she'd ask them if they'd like an autograph. She'd go around to her trunk and open it, get an 8x10 and such. She would charge them $10 for it.
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Old Posted Jan 14, 2022, 2:57 AM
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I used to see her, or her pink car, quite frequently. You know, up until about March of 2020. There's a Coffee Bean on the corner and she'd often go there and park on my street. I often saw people come up to her and talk and she'd ask them if they'd like an autograph. She'd go around to her trunk and open it, get an 8x10 and such. She would charge them $10 for it.
Did Angelyne have a career besides selling postcards of herself? Was she a singer or entertainer?

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Old Posted Jan 14, 2022, 5:19 PM
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Here's another interesting panorama photograph recently listed on eBay.


It shows employees of the Fuller Rancho which I believe was located out in Cucamonga Corona, California.



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Here's a closer look at the sign above the door of the office.


detail






Judging by the cars I'd say the date is . . um. . .I have no idea. 1930s?






And finally, here's a closer-look at the writing.




Bailey and Ramsey photographers.




How it appeared on eBay.



oops. I just noticed the seller included the year. .1928
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Old Posted Jan 14, 2022, 5:42 PM
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Did she sign it for you Doug?
The last person who signed a photo for me was Andy Warhol. I met him at one of his movie showings at a Hollywood Blvd theater. He was kind of quiet and shy.


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Old Posted Jan 17, 2022, 9:34 PM
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Did Angelyne have a career besides selling postcards of herself? Was she a singer or entertainer?
Angelyne is an actress and a musician. She's very proud of her song "My List."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paQRPYHYMZA
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2022, 9:45 PM
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Judging by the cars I'd say the date is . . um. . .I have no idea. 1930s?






And finally, here's a closer-look at the writing.




Bailey and Ramsey photographers.




How it appeared on eBay.



oops. I just noticed the seller included the year. .1928
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The car on the left looks like a 1934 Ford, so it's not earlier than that.

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Thanks for your help, WS1911...I appreciate it.

And you are correct about the date. I just found this. (see below)

Corona, California

https://www.google.com/books/edition.../Nad2CQAAQBAJ?eastvalehistory


coachbuilt

The house was called Casa Orone by combining the names of the owner, O.R. Fuller and his wife, Ione.



A bit of history.

The guest ranch (Fuller RanchO) was located on O.R. 'Ollie' Fuller's farm. . .

. . .and boy! ..was it ever a BIG FARM!

"Six square miles of ranch land, about 3,000 acres, were acquired by the Fuller family in 1889. For 65 years, till 1954,
this ranch was the largest establishment – the only truly large establishment – on the north side of this stretch of the Santa Ana River."



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update:


This is SURPRISING!

There was illegal gambling going on at the Fuller RanchO.


coachbuilt

Surely there are 'noirish' stories associated with this place.


I don't know if this token has anything to do with gambling but it's intriguing none the less.






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I have to laugh.

Someone from the UK emailed me today telling that over 25 posts have been removed from this thread.

All the Dale car are gone.



https://youtu.be/aZEsBsm8w6I

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This is SURPRISING!

There was illegal gambling going on at the Fuller RanchO.


coachbuilt

Surely there are 'noirish' stories associated with this place.



cdnc.ucr.edu - San Bernardino Sun,1 February 1936
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2022, 9:11 PM
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Thx NN. I was hoping for something a bit more noirish but the stolen accordion will suffice.


Here's a 1940s postcard from the Fuller RanchO.


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Old Posted Jan 18, 2022, 10:46 PM
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The fantastic Cordova Hotel, Los Angeles, once stood on 808 S. Figueroa. This lovely 4 stories building was opened in 1913.

Architect: Neher & Skilling

Builder: Barkelew & Gould



Anyone knows when and why it was demolished?

Harrys, I don't know the exact date it was demolished but I do know that the corner of the building lasted longer than the rest.


As a reminder. . .

The area in red was left standing and was home to the Cordova Bar.






The Cordova Bar (detail from a slide found on eBay)



But I don't know how long the Cordova Bar was in existence.



The original post can be found Here..(with LARGER images)
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Harrys, I don't know the exact date it was demolished but I do know that the corner of the building lasted longer than the rest.


As a reminder. . .

The area in red was left standing and was home to the Cordova Bar.






The Cordova Bar (detail from a slide found on eBay)



But I don't know how long the Cordova Bar was in existence.



The original post can be found Here..(with LARGER images)
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A landlord from 30 years ago used to tell me about his visits to the old Cordova Bar. I think he went two times as he's not a regular drinker.

I bought his legal interest in an apartment building for $10K. He died the year I was almost through with his payoff and saved $800 with his death at age 85. In fact, my family was scheduled to inherit the building upon his death but I was in a hurry for the income from the 6 tenants. My late brother was anxious to sell the building, which I had to accept. Being a landlord was not fun for me. Tenants can be a headache and also very destructive.


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A landlord from 30 years ago used to tell me about his visits to the old Cordova Bar. I think he went two times as he's not a regular drinker.

I bought his legal interest in an apartment building for $10K. He died the year I was almost through with his payoff and saved $800 with his death at age 85. In fact, my family was scheduled to inherit the building upon his death but I was in a hurry for the income from the 6 tenants. My late brother was anxious to sell the building, which I had to accept. Being a landlord was not fun for me. Tenants can be a headache and also very destructive.

Agree. The only way to be a landlord is to hire a company to deal with the tenants. But they charge too much if you only have a few units. I was a landlord once, and it was a big headache. Not worth it. Renters not having money to pay rent. Renters subletting their units (suspected that one had 10 people in there). Destructive tenants. Plumbing and electrical things need fixing. The toilet was always clogged in the one with 10 people. Possibly fabricated lawsuits, trip and fall, etc. A big headache. Nope. Not for me.

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I mentioned the cone-shaped Currie's the other day. I had forgotten about Peterson's

Here's an original snapshot that I just came across on ebay. It shows a Peterson's Ice Cream Stand with two column-like cones.


"GIANT PETERSON'S ICE CREAM CONE ROADSIDE PARLOR vtg 20's LOS ANGELES photo SIGN"


eBay

The photo was found in an album of California & Nevada photos. . .the seller admits he/she doesn't know the exact location.
That said, there's a very interesting detail visible in the distance to the left of ice cream stand.



And it appears to be a GIANT TIRE!


detail

Wow


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I remember the Currie's stands when I was a kid. They had one big conical cone on the roof instead of the two with this Peterson's outfit. The Currie's cone on the roof was at least 20 feet tall, maybe more. I think Currie's went out of business because of competition with Basken & Robbin's ice cream shops, which were opening lots of franchises in the mid to late 1960s. I always tried to talk my parents into stopping at a Basken & Robbins for a triple scoop cone: chocolate almond, burgundy cherry and pistachio. Delicious..can still taste it even though that was over 50 years ago. No plain vanilla for me. I also remember there were a lot of Orange Julius stands back then. Don't see them anymore. Same with Woolworths, Zody's, Thriftymart, Thrifty's drugs (good ice cream cones for a nickle a scoop), Van de Camps with the windmill etc. Youthful memories defunct.

Needless to say with all the triple scoops, I was a husky kid, borderline fat by high school. They were always trying to get me to join the football team as a lineman because of my size, but I was a bookish nerd, good with science & math etc. and physically somewhat uncoordinated. Plus I was ahead of my time, afraid of losing brain cells to concussion playing tackle football. So I said no. I lost weight so they would stop bothering me to join the team. Coach got back at me by giving me a C in gym. But in my high school, PE didn't count in GPA, so I got the last laugh and got into a good college.

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Old Posted Jan 19, 2022, 9:34 PM
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Here's an original 35mm slide, dated 1966, recently listed on eBay.

"1966 LOS ANGELES scenic view PEPSI sign, Broadway Plaza ORIGINAL 35mm SLIDE."


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At first I thought the red about the Pepsi sign was perhaps part of the seller's watermark. . .

. .so I decided to take a closer look.



..Nope, it's not the seller's watermark. It's large neon letters advertising KTLA.







Correct me if I'm wrong.

I believe the photographer's vantage point was from the top of the Sunset Vine Tower. (height: 297.01 ft.)


In this image, dated 1963, you can see, both, the Sunset Vine Tower and the Pepsi sign.


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Whatcha' think?

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Here's one more post for tonight.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe we have seen Jack's On the Strip on NLA.


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Hollywood Street Scene At Night - Circa 1954

"A view of Jack's Hamburgers sign along Sunset Boulevard."


Do any of you fine noirishers know where on the Strip it was located?

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https://one.usc.edu/archive-location/jacks-0

(And the address appears to be across from our recent subject, Tower Records.)

But the fun at 8806 Sunset didn't stop there. In 1973:


LA Times, 8/15/1973

And for the more discerning, in 1978:


LA Times, 12/24/1978

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