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Old Posted Jun 29, 2015, 5:46 AM
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I just came across this slide showing an unknown movie set. The seller dates it as 1940s.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-Sli...item5d5a1e68ab

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-Sli...item5d5a1e68ab

Does anyone recognize this location? Is it Corriganville?
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Its so difficult to identify these old movie locations because most of them are long gone...plus they often had different names and appearances over time.
Maybe someone can tell us what hill that is in the background.

I believe that Corriganville was mostly one flat area of the western town.

PS: The photo looks somewhat like the Paramount Movie Ranch, based upon the shape of that hill.

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Old Posted Jun 29, 2015, 2:30 PM
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I believe that Corriganville was mostly one flat area of the western town.

PS: The photo looks somewhat like the Paramount Movie Ranch, based upon the shape of that hill.[/QUOTE]

Corriganville was basically flat, in a valley on the west face of the Santa Susanna Mtns, thus the hills in background tend to be mostly sandstone rocks.
Paramount Ranch, several miles south and west in the Santa Monica Mtns is more likely - there are some level spots for horse chases but the lumpy hills are smaller, brushier and thus more like , say, Korea
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Old Posted Jun 29, 2015, 3:34 PM
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Its so difficult to identify these old movie locations because most of them are long gone...plus they often had different names and appearances over time.
Maybe someone can tell us what hill that is in the background.

I believe that Corriganville was mostly one flat area of the western town.

PS: The photo looks somewhat like the Paramount Movie Ranch, based upon the shape of that hill.
That is actually the old Warner Brothers area that was on the south side of the LA river across from the studio itself. It was mostly roads for stagecoaches etc and when I was a kid I remember them filming stagecoaches and wagons going along there. There were no standing sets when I remembered it, but the hill was the same. The outcroppings on the top of the hill match. The best view now which would match the shot would be just inside the Universal Studios Barham gate, along the river. Or possibly from the Smoke House restaurant parking lot on the opposite side of the river. That area, which is now home to the Oakview Apartments, was the mouth of Dark Canyon which is now Barham Blvd.
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I don't recall ever seeing a color photograph of 'China City'.

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I only found one
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Old Posted Jun 29, 2015, 8:35 PM
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Oh man, I forgot all about that terrific photo. Thanks for the reminder t2.
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Old Posted Jun 29, 2015, 9:06 PM
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That is actually the old Warner Brothers area that was on the south side of the LA river across from the studio itself. It was mostly roads for stagecoaches etc and when I was a kid I remember them filming stagecoaches and wagons going along there. There were no standing sets when I remembered it, but the hill was the same. The outcroppings on the top of the hill match. The best view now which would match the shot would be just inside the Universal Studios Barham gate, along the river. Or possibly from the Smoke House restaurant parking lot on the opposite side of the river. That area, which is now home to the Oakview Apartments, was the mouth of Dark Canyon which is now Barham Blvd.
Yep, that could be Warner Bros.....Western Ranch area.
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Old Posted Jun 29, 2015, 9:08 PM
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The aptly named 'Skinny House' (708 Gladys Avenue) is tucked behind a grocery store on E. 7th Street in Long Beach.


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[it's the one with the weather-vane.

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A straight-on view is difficult because of the tree located directly in front of the residence.


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The Tudor style house was built on a lot measuring 10 feet by 50 feet in 1932 by N. Rummond, who received the land as a repayment for a $100 loan.
He built the 860-square-foot house after someone bet him he could not built a habitable house on such a small lot.


Here's a side view from the opposite direction.


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I just found this.

http://www.quazoo.com/q/Skinny_House_(Long_Beach)

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The glory days of 'The Lido' at the Ambassador Hotel.



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"Ambassador Lido Club, Feminine Conditioning"

A small sign for "Gentlemen's Dressing Rooms' is visible at far right. (can anyone decipher the orange sign in the distance on the left?)

....could that be Joe Roig in the black turnks?






my enlargement above is in two pieces. Here's the slide in one piece if you want to right click it.
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Old Posted Jun 29, 2015, 9:47 PM
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This is fantastic!


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Neon along Wilshire Boulevard, 1940s. Los Angeles

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The aptly named 'Skinny House' (708 Gladys Avenue) is tucked behind a grocery store on E. 7th Street in Long Beach.


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gsv





A straight-on view is difficult because of the tree located directly in front of the residence.


gsv

The Tudor style house was built on a lot measuring 10 feet by 50 feet in 1932 by N. Rummond, who received the land as a repayment for a $100 loan.
He built the 860-square-foot house after someone bet him he could not built a habitable house on such a small lot.


Here's a side view from the opposite direction.


gsv





I just found this.

http://www.quazoo.com/q/Skinny_House_(Long_Beach)
Newton P. Rummond (born in Illinois in 1901) and his wife Geraldine are listed as residing at that address in a Long Beach City directory in 1933.

Here is an article with a description of the interior : http://www.ocweekly.com/2004-04-29/c...e-skinny/full/
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Thanks oldstuff!




Here's a wonderful view along Wilshire Boulevard. Mid-distance is the Chapman Park Hotel grounds and the Zephyr Room.



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Here's the complete slide for saving.

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In case you've forgotten what the Zephyr Room looked like.

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calisphere


http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1610


interior.

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1611

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Old Posted Jun 29, 2015, 10:07 PM
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We've seen Sebastian's Cotton Club a few times on NLA, but not this particular snapshot.



"Mimi, Mother, Myself and Lilo. 1937(?) Hollywood Calif. (actually it was in Culver City)



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[original size

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A great night-time view of the Cotton Club can be seen here: it's pretty cool looking~
http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...postcount=9544

Several historic aerials showing Sebastian's here: and much more!
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=9551


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This is fantastic!

Neon along Wilshire Boulevard, 1940s. Los Angeles

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Thankyouthankyou. That is totally swoon-worthy. (I wish I had the secret to getting rid of watermarks)

ebay via e_r


P.S.

(Thanks for the one of Wilshire and Mariposa too. You know I love that dip in the road)

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Old Posted Jun 29, 2015, 10:22 PM
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I believe one or two of our members know how to remove 'watermarks'. hint

As for me, I can't even straighten a photograph.
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Voila!

Photobucket kindly removed this image from my account due to a claim of copyright infringement - sorry if you didn't get to see it.

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Old Posted Jun 29, 2015, 10:44 PM
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T h a n k y o u Hoss!
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We all know this place.

The Pan-Pacific Auditorium, Los Angeles 1940s.


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Car Show? Ice Capades?
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We've seen the Hawaii Theater a few times on NLA...it's the one near Florentine Gardens.

Hawaii Theater 5941 Hollywood Boulevard.


http://www.martinturnbull.com/2014/1...oulevard-1938/




In living color!!!!!


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Amazing isn't it!

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Old Posted Jun 29, 2015, 11:34 PM
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In the center of the photograph is Florentine Gardens. If I remember correctly a side bar at F.G. was called Zanzibar (you can clearly see the sign).
Closest to the camera is the Hawaii Theater.


IHTC



below: The same view today.


google street view
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Both the Florentine Gardens and Hawaii Theater building are still standing.



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Original Slide, McDonnell's Drive-In Los Angeles.


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