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Impressive images Handsome_Stranger!
You mentioned "TERION" so I immediately thought "Criterion", a somewhat common name for cinemas.
Well, e_r... you're right about "Criterion" being a common name. But I think what we've been looking for is the Fox Criterion, 1315 3rd St, Santa Monica.... (Good eyes, Handsome. I hadn't noticed the "...TERION"....)


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The building is the same, though this appears to be a newer marquee--nice that it's inspired by the old one. I couldn't get a decent street view of the ends; the blade sign differs from the old.
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Old Posted Jan 2, 2012, 8:03 PM
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Oh! What Noirish Lives We Lead

Jean Wallace:


The Big Combo (1955), Allied Artists Pictures


For a little background, first take a look a Fab Fifties Fan's great post on Barbara Payton from a couple of months ago:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=5112



We are also familiar with gangster Mickey Cohen and his bodyguard (and buddy) Johnny Stompanato from several previous posts:


www.allstarpics.com


Jean Wallace was right in the middle of all this noirish craziness. In 1941, she marries actor Franchot Tone at age 18.


Mutiny On The Bounty Trailer (1935)

After two kids together, she attempts suicide in May, 1946 by swallowing some pills. A couple of months later Wallace and Tone have separated. They divorce in 1948. At the divorce proceedings, it comes out that Wallace has been carrying on with Johnny Stompanato. Stompanato, as we know, ends up being stabbed to death by Lana Turner's daughter in 1958.


www.blondeepisodes.com


Wallace spends 1949 by stabbing herself with a butcher knife and being arrested on a DWI, wearing only a coat, panties, and slippers.

In 1950, Tone gets custody of the two kids and starts running around with Barbara Payton:


www.mattsko.wordpress.com

In the next two years, Jean Wallace marries actor Cornel Wilde and Tone goes on to run afoul of Payton's other boyfriend, Tom Neal:


www.people.famouswhy.com


Wallace and Wilde make The Big Combo in 1955. They hang on together until their bitter divorce in 1980. She dies at age 66 in 1990.


Oh, and what about our buddy, Mickey Cohen. He went on to be convicted twice of tax evasion and spent years in prison. He died in his sleep in 1976.

Out on bail in 1962, poor Mickey has lost his bullet-proof Cadillac and house in Brentwood. Here he is at his rented house in the Valley, with his new ride.


http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/thed...key-cohen.html

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I have in my possession by virtue of having owned a scanner when most people didn't a travel journal kept by a deceased advertising executive when he visited Hollywood in the summer of 1954 at the age of twenty-two as a well heeled and well connected art student.



Would this be an appropriate place to share it?
I'm interested in Marilyn stuff and would be interested in reading it, and I don't think anyone here would object. Thanks for the offer.
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Hi,
I have this very large 1947 Los Angeles Plat Book (pre-freeways).
Wow. That was some gift...you're a lucky man Mark L. It would be great to see some high quality scans.
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To answer your earlier question:

In order for plats to become legally valid, a local governing body, such as a public works department, urban planning commission,
or zoning board must normally review and approve them. Hence the book.
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Old Posted Jan 2, 2012, 10:26 PM
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Hi,
I have this very large 1947 Los Angeles Plat Book (pre-freeways). Hundreds of pages. It was purchased at an antique store as a present for me several years ago. Where would these have been used, court house, realtors, planning commissions?
As you probably gathered, plats show city divisions, subdivisions, streets, blocks, lot numbers, easements, etc. I think they are normally kept in locality's hall of records or zoning department.

There's a great scene in Chinatown where Jack Nicholson's Jake Gittes character goes to L.A.'s Hall Of Records to investigate suspicious real estate transactions in the San Fernando Valley. After finding the right plat book, with little help from the weaselly clerk, he rips a page from the book and pockets it while loudly coughing to cover up the sound.

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Hi,
I have this very large 1947 Los Angeles Plat Book (pre-freeways). Hundreds of pages. It was purchased at an antique store as a present for me several years ago. Where would these have been used, court house, realtors, planning commissions?


That's a real treasure Mark. Such a book might have been found in the Hall of Records. The one above might be missing a page....

I'd love to see your book.... I'm afraid of the mean, pimply clerk who oversees the one at the Hall of Records...



...so maybe you'll show us some pages here.

(P.S.-- DO NOT ask the clerk for a ruler....)


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Wow. That was some gift...you're a lucky man Mark L. It would be great to see some high quality scans.
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To answer your earlier question:

In order for plats to become legally valid, a local governing body, such as a public works department, urban planning commission,
or zoning board must normally review and approve them. Hence the book.
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Yes, lucky. I also have the San Fernando Valley book from '47 but it looks years newer.
How would one go about getting high quality scans? My iphone (obviously) doesn't cut it.
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Mark Heimback-Nielsen/Vintage Los Angeles

I don't remember ever seeing this building when Capitol Records was in residence, before the "stack of
records" a few blocks north. It was also Wallich's Music City...which we've seen here before, I think, but
I couldn't find it.


Radio City Hollywood

hollywoodphotographs.com (in case you couldn't tell)
I'm assuming it's the same building, since it's the same height; I might
have been upset when the remodeling took place, but now it looks like
architectural nirvana compared to what's there today (not worth posting
a pic of it--standard issue post-Postmodern L.A. filler). (Will we ever
feel nostalgic about the sameness of the past 20 years?)

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Interesting post G_W.



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Has anyone heard of Earl Carroll's plan to build the world's largest motion picture theater? It's certainly news to me.




http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=38853


The photo is dated 1946 and the original Earl Carroll's closed in 1949. I wonder if he was planning to use the same site up on Sunset Boulevard? Anyone recognize the buildings in the background....I believe the sign says 'Glowers' or 'Gowers'.

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I don't recall seeing this really fun photo before. The Earl Carroll beauties in 1949.


http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics33/00036027.jpg

Do you realize how hard it is to look good upside down like that? (for proof...put a mirror on your floor, bend over and look at yourself).

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I'm sure it is true in my case. I don't look so great right side up.

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Here's another Earl Carroll photo I don't remember seeing....the construction of the revolving stage in 1938.
(to be honest, I didn't know that Earl Carroll's had a revolving stage)


http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=38854



The spectacular interior of Earl Carrolls was an art deco lover's wet-dream. To see the interior click on the link below.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1504

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The house at right was built the same year (1912) as the Beverly Hills Hotel in the distance. This makes it one of the
earliest in B.H., at least on N. Crescent. (This is 806 N. Crescent.)


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Love the Earl Carroll pics, e_r; I think that sign might say "Flowers"....
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I'm sure it is true in my case. I don't look so great right side up.

LOL. I like your sense of humor FredH.
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Fantastic posts today, everyone! I'm stuck in the house for a few days recuperating, and the Jean Wallace / Earl Carroll entries were great fun for me. The bevy of beauties are great eye candy. And the interior of that theater - holy moly! But -- I'm confused -- it never actually opened, or...?
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I think the billboard photo I posted was a bit confusing 3940dxer. Earl Carroll's proposal for the world's LARGEST theater was never built.

His famous nightclub, the Earl Carroll Theatre was located at 6230 Sunset Boulevard. It enjoyed great success from 1938 to 1949.
(the art deco interiors you viewed via the link are of this nightclub)

Sadly, Earl Carroll died in a plane crash in 1948. The venu struggled and eventually became the 'Moulin Rouge' in 1953. Next it was 'The Hullabaloo' in the early 1960s and then the 'Aquarius Theatre' in the late 1960s (The Doors recorded their live album here). I kinda lose track after that. If I remember correctly, the building is now a stage for the Nickelodeon Channel.*


*If any of this is incorrect, please feel free to correct me (as it's pretty much off the top of my head).
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A brief recap:


The Earl Carroll Theater at 6230 Sunset Boulevard.


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...and as the Moulin Rouge (very successful throughout the 1950s)


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A video clip from 1966 of the queue outside the 'Hulabaloo' (formerly the Earl Carroll Theater)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UkP6a2-IXM

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Has anyone heard of Earl Carroll's plan to build the world's largest motion picture theater? It's certainly news to me.




http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=38853


The photo is dated 1946 and the original Earl Carroll's closed in 1949. I wonder if he was planning to use the same site up on Sunset Boulevard? Anyone recognize the buildings in the background....I believe the sign says 'Glowers' or 'Gowers'.
Wow! I keep looking at this photo and wondering where they found the girl who is standing on top of that ladder. She has nothing to hold on to, the ladder looks a mite shaky, and there are two other girls moving around on the lower rungs. They must have bred a tougher version of pretty, young models back then. Maybe she had a job riveting up on bomber wings or something during the war.

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