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Old Posted Feb 11, 2020, 2:39 AM
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Don't recall ever seeing a star painted on the street before, either.

These Stars on the street are for several reasons. One is to orient members of a parade they are in the middle of the street. Another is used for aerial mapping.

There may be others too.
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mystery location.


SELLER'S DESCRIPTION:..."Vtg 1950s 35mm Slide Los Angeles Lifeguard Old Wooden RINCON ROCKET Surfboard"


EbAY


This slide was about to be a 'mystery' location but then I noticed the building across the street.

Look familiar?



Yep, it's Carl's Drive-In.




and the surfer is behind the recently discussed Lighthouse Restaurant, HERE.





Is anyone familiar with RINCON ROCKET surfboards?


detail
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"This image is from a collection of over one thousand 35mm negatives made in 1984 by an amateur photographer known only as “B. Mason.”

They were subsequently abandoned, and later discovered in an Echo Park garage in 2005, in a stack of withered, moldy envelopes from different one-hour photo labs.

Hidden inside those envelopes was an encyclopedic collection of exotic dancers from the 1980s at several downtown Los Angeles venues: The Dragon Lady, The Cameo and The Last Call." vintage.es




I only have a photograph of the 'Dragon Lady'. I'm still looking for'The Cameo' and 'The Last Call'.


B. Mason vintage.es

This was also going to be a mystery location but luckily. . . .

the Dragon Lady is listed in the 1987 city directory. (no other directory)


lapl / 3604 W. 6th St.




The storefront is looking much better these days. (it's in the refurbished Hotel Normandie)

2019


GSV

for easy comparison.


B. Mason




This is the only 'dancer' photo that I could match with the Dragon Lady. The lava rock on the interior wall matches the lava rock on the exterior.



vintage.es Is this too risque? If anyone thinks so I'll delete it.

Go HERE
to see additional photographs of the interiors of the clubs (and the dancers)

(I believe photo #12 is also the interior of the Dragon Lady)


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These Stars on the street are for several reasons. One is to orient members of a parade they are in the middle of the street. Another is used for aerial mapping.

There may be others too.
That makes sense, thanks CBD.
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THREE more photographs of the 1921 Burbank rodeo have turned up on ebay!




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...........Interesting umbrellas............BIG TENT...........Two policemen. (I think)







eBay

Lots going on!





There isn't much action in this last one but there is a banner.


eBay



. . .but the banner is nearly impossible to read.


detail

Hey, those aren't cowboy hats. Are these two rodeo clowns?



Super Duper close-up



I see. . .ummm. .M(?) O R E . . .and the outline of Japan.




To see the first rodeo from last week go HERE.

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LA Times 7/5/1921, via ProQuest, via CSULB Library

. . . But alas e_r I can't tell you what the banner says (maybe "SIZEMORE"?) . . .
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Old Posted Feb 12, 2020, 12:39 AM
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That appears to be it!

Thanks for digging up the information, odinthor. I appreciate it.




Fender Bender mystery location. [1954]

"Vintage Photo 3x5 Los Angeles Car Accident Old Fitzgerald Whiskey Sign 1954"



Link


As you can see, the photographs are a little worse for wear.



UPDATE:

I just happened upon this second photo as well.




The building in the distance, on the right, looks somewhat familiar but I can't . . umm. . . ...................................................nevermind.



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Columbia

Batman drives a 1949 Mercury convertible throughout, but in one instance, when the need arose, Robin showed up in a 1949 Mercury four-door sedan, which is apparently his own; meanwhile, the Wizard drives a 1949 Mercury two-door sedan; Winslow Harrison drives a 1949 four-door Lincoln sedan; and the cops use a number of 1949 Fords, all of them products of the Ford Motor Co., which must have had the only new-car dealership in Gotham City. The Wizard's henchmen make a lot of use out of a 1941 Lincoln eight-passenger sedan, while Vicki Vale must make the best of it with a 1939 Plymouth convertible.


Columbia Production 1949

"As usual on a Katzman production," note Harmon and Glut, "the low budget showed everywhere in money-saving shortcuts, and inadequacies." The Batman costume had a poorly fitting cowl and the Robin costume added pink tights to cover the "hairy legs" of both the actor and the stuntman. The Batmobile is again excluded, but instead of a limousine as in the first serial, the duo drive around in a 1949 Mercury
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Columbia

Batman drives a 1949 Mercury convertible throughout, but in one instance, when the need arose, Robin showed up in a 1949 Mercury four-door sedan, which is apparently his own; meanwhile, the Wizard drives a 1949 Mercury two-door sedan; Winslow Harrison drives a 1949 four-door Lincoln sedan; and the cops use a number of 1949 Fords, all of them products of the Ford Motor Co., which must have had the only new-car dealership in Gotham City. The Wizard's henchmen make a lot of use out of a 1941 Lincoln eight-passenger sedan, while Vicki Vale must make the best of it with a 1939 Plymouth convertible.


Columbia Production 1949

"As usual on a Katzman production," note Harmon and Glut, "the low budget showed everywhere in money-saving shortcuts, and inadequacies." The Batman costume had a poorly fitting cowl and the Robin costume added pink tights to cover the "hairy legs" of both the actor and the stuntman. The Batmobile is again excluded, but instead of a limousine as in the first serial, the duo drive around in a 1949 Mercury
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Was this filmed in Griffith Park, near Traveltown? Kind of reminds me of that area. Or maybe the Tujunga Wash? Pretty cheezy low budget look. But in all fairness, nothing was cheezier than the special effects in the "Flash Gordon" serials.
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ProphetM; the Pacific Electric car shown in your photo has an interesting history. It is a replica of a PE 1000 class or “Ten Hundreds” as they were known, it was built from the damaged remains of PE 950 Class car 963 by Richard Fellows at the San Pedro boat building firm of Fellows & Stewart between 1960 and 1963 It can be seen on the extreme left of my photo taken at Fellows & Stewart in 1962. A 950 Class car can be seen immediately to it’s right. Note the more rounded shape of the front on the 950 class as opposed to the flat with rounded corners of the 1058.

The PE “Tens” were the largest wooden cars on the system. They were retired from service in 1950 with the abandonment of the Venice Short Line. Numbered from 1000 through 1044, only two survived, the 1000 and the 1001. Both are at the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris, CA. I am not sure why Richard Fellows chose the number 1058, but it does reflect the current day practice of numbering restored railway equipment created from sources other than their original owner at least one digit higher then the last number in the type or class.

Following restoration of the carbody, the 1058 operated on rubber tires until the passing of Mr. Fellows and it’s return to rail operation at San Pedro in 2003. My color photo dates from the opening of the Metro Blue line on July 14, 1990 and the return of rail transit to Los Angeles.

Two PE “Tens” can be seen in the LAPL photo of the Municipal Ferry Building in Gaylord Wilshire’s original post.

The other wooden PE trolley currently used on the The Port of Los Angeles Waterfront Red Line is an outstanding modern reconstruction of a PE 500 class car.

On another note, I concede that GW’s suggestion that the unidentified car in the foreground of the color photo taken on the ferry might very well be a Chrysler product rather than a Studebaker.

Photo by me

Photo by me

















Larger version of Culver Junction previously posted by Blaster http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=20411
https://www.pacificelectric.org/wp-c...r-Junction.jpg






WigWag's first trolley set? (Exercise care near that live wire)



Source does not provide location, but the derricks in background suggest numerous So Cal locations.


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Let me off close to Grauman's please.
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Grauman's indeed. I wondered if we could find the full name of the lamp store, and there it is in the 1956 CD:


lapl.org
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Sam Kress the retail druggist, and "five and dime" magnate, not George Kress the house mover.

Quite a number of Kress stores in the So Cal area, e.g., downtown and on Miracle Mile. But Hollywood may have been one of the biggest Kress magnets. Cahuenga and Hollywood (6400 block Hollywood Blvd) Hollywood and Sycamore (7046 Hollywood Blvd)? Yes, there is the better known 6600 address formerly known as Fredrick's)


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Frederick's of Hollywood, replete with Hollywood "star" street lighting, circa '60s
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[QUOTE=Chuckaluck;6240728]1928 -




Did anyone lock their bicycles in '28, when getting a 2-bit haircut?




* * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Bike locking began to be serious in the 1950s. The US has been in severe moral decline since that decade.
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1928 -




Did anyone lock their bicycles in '28, when getting a 2-bit haircut?




* * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Bike locking began to be serious in the 1950s. The US has been in severe moral decline since that decade.
All that Brylcreem rotted our brains...
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Notice the old RCA "His Master's Voice" advertising on the side of the Hollywood Shoe Center brick building. It's also visible in the older photo above, when the building housed a music business. It survived from the 1920's up until (I believe) the 1980s. I was very saddened to see it removed. I always tried to look up when walking or driving by.
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HONEY BOYS for Valentines Day.


I happened upon this photograph of a window display a few weeks ago.

"VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH - FEDERAL BAKERY - HONEY BOY COOKIES - LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA PHOTO."

I'm confused by the mention of a "Federal Bakery". (a subsidized bakery?)


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The Honey Boys lined up in front appear to be holding little suitcases. Also note the large, ogre-looking Honey Boy wearing striped pants.

I feel bad for the criminal Honey Boys along the top that have all been hanged.










Just now. .I happened upon this second photograph, also from Los Angeles, that refers to a "Federal System of Bakeries". (note the sign)

"VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH 1920 FEDERAL SYSTEM OF BAKERIES LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA PHOTO."


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Has anyone heard of a "Federal Systems of Bakeries"?

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Has anyone heard of a "Federal Systems of Bakeries"?

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No but those caps the ladies are wearing are cool.
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42-Story Apartment Tower Breaks Ground at Eighth & Figueroa

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A Downtown L.A. parking lot slated for redevelopment since the 1980s will finally be replaced with a high-rise apartment building.

Mitsui Fudosan America, Inc. - the American subsidiary of Japanese developer Mitsui Fudosan - has announced the groundbreaking of its Eighth & Figueroa project, named for the intersect at which it is located. Plans call for a 42-story building which will contain 438 studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments atop a podium structure containing a parking garage, an amenity deck, and approximately 7,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

Current work at the property is described as "site clearance operations," the first phase before initiating heavy construction.

“We are pleased to commence the next phase of this project and make our contribution to the renewed vitality and dynamism of Figueroa Street and the Financial District,” said Stuart Morkun, Vice President, Development and Co-Head of the Los Angeles Office for Mitsui Fudosan America in a news release. “The beginning of construction marks Mitsui Fudosan’s continued commitment to the revitalization of Downtown and the next phase of our investment that began more than 30 years ago.”

Johnson Fain is designing the approximately 530-foot-tall building, which will include a glass facade integrated with LED lights, culminated in an illuminated cornice. Unlike other recent residential towers, the Eighth & Figueroa development will enclose its parking podium in the same glass material as the tower's trunk, the result of a condition of approval by the Los Angeles City Planning Commission.

The tower, located adjacent to the protected bike lanes built with the MyFigueroa streetscape improvement project, will also add a new mid-block crosswalk allowing for a pedestrian connection with the Figat7th shopping mall located across the street.

Lendlease Construction will serve as the project's general contractor, and estimates that construction will be completed in approximately three years.

Mitsui Fudosan has owned the Eighth & Figueroa site for nearly three decades, and previously considered developing the property with a hotel or an office building. Plans for the residential tower date to 2016.

Eighth & Figueroa will be Mitsui Fudosan's second residential development in the Greater Los Angeles, and its fifth in California. The company is also pursuing entitlements for a similar high-rise apartment building two blocks east at 8th and Hope Streets.

The project will fill in a large gap in the Downtown Financial District, and follows on the heels of several large developments that have reshaped the skyline.

A block west at 8th and Francisco Streets, Greenland USA announced the completion of its four-tower Metropolis complex earlier this year, and New York developer Brookfield has broken ground on a 64-story tower on a long-empty site adjacent to Figat7th.

One block north at 7th Street, Korean Air completed construction of the Wilshire Grand - a 73-story hotel and office tower that is by some measures the City's tallest building - in 2017.
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HONEY BOYS for Valentines Day.


I happened upon this photograph of a window display a few weeks ago.

"VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH - FEDERAL BAKERY - HONEY BOY COOKIES - LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA PHOTO."

I'm confused by the mention of a "Federal Bakery". (a subsidized bakery?)


The Honey Boys lined up in front appear to be holding little suitcases. Also note the large, ogre-looking Honey Boy wearing striped pants.

I feel bad for the hanging Honey Boys along the top.

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They know what they did.

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Just now. .I happened upon this second photograph, also from Los Angeles, that refers to a "Federal System of Bakeries". (note the sign)

"VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH 1920 FEDERAL SYSTEM OF BAKERIES LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA PHOTO."


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Has anyone heard of a "Federal Systems of Bakeries"?

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That looks like Grand Central Market.
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Yes, good eye, Bill!



Oct 1, 1920, Los Angeles Evening Express @ Newspapers.com


Here's an ad for the Honey Boys at Grand Central Market:



Dec 17, 1920, Los Angeles Evening Express @ Newspapers.com


By 1921, Federal System of Bakeries had moved to a different stall in Grand Central Market and was advertising two other locations:



Sep 23, 1921, LA Herald @ California Digital Newspaper Collection via UC Riverside
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