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Old Posted Mar 25, 2020, 9:49 PM
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On a lighter note.


Marlon Brando photobombs Elizabeth Taylor, 1967


vintagetoday


...Ha Ha

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Thanks for figuring out the location of the Hane Bros. in the eBay photograph. ...There were so many great responses!




Here's another mystery location from ebay.


It shows a parade during the 1938 American Legion National Convention in Los Angeles.


Here's the eBay photograph.


eBay

At first glance I thought the parade was passing by Pershing Square. . .but now I'm thinking Westside Park. (later named MacArthur Park)

hmmm. . .if you look closely, you can see the roof of a large building within the park.


Also note the free standing pillar in the park.


. . .or is that a lamp post?


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They're marching south on Figueroa, Exposition Park is on the left. The large building is the Armory with Bovard Auditorium in back of it.

ETA: The palm tree at the top center is the Arcade Palm.

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How 'bout two mystery locations this afternoon?



"O.B. Saloon fire Circa 1970s"


LAFDHS / flicker


The shamrock makes me think the saloon was an Irish bar. . .

. . .and if you look above the window on the left there is a word. . .either "REST" or "WEST".




and any idea what the two letters (symbols?) after O.B. stand for?


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The letters after OB are in hangul(Korean), OB is a Korean beer. I can make out the first syllable "SA", so it's not beer, that's mekju.
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"O.B. Saloon fire Circa 1970s"


LAFDHS / flicker


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That photo was in the February 20, 1979, Los Angeles Times:



ProQuest via LA Public Library


There were three photos in all, with this caption:

FIRE FIGHT AT O.B. SALOON "Flames shoot up from cocktail lounge at 4365 Melrose Ave. as firemen
unreel hose and try to break down door. Fire, put out in 11 minutes, caused $34,000 damage."


The most recent GSV shows a parking lot at that location.


Here is another of the Times' photos; what is written at lower left?

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2861 W. 7th

Hello, has anyone seen this building before at 2861 W. 7th Street? It's a Morgan, Walls & Clements structure from 1924. Named the Olive J. Cobb Building.



I found the building plans at The Huntington Library

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I knew there was something familiar about this building, and then I remembered the plaque over the arch at right:





This is from my inventory of Windsor Square--specifically from the details of 549 Lorraine Boulevard. See https://windsorsquarelosangeles.blog...square_13.html


Getson was a dress manufacturer specializing in beading and embroidery; he moved in after the departure of custom furniture maker Marshall Laird. (W 7th St in this area was known for its many high-end design shops.)



Original BP/A Laird ad from the '40s
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Lots of modern day shots of the building -

capequity.com






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Hello, has anyone seen this building before at 2861 W. 7th Street? It's a Morgan, Walls & Clements structure from 1924. Named the Olive J. Cobb Building.



I found the building plans at The Huntington Library

Thanks Rob K.
I notice from the street elevation drawing that several of the windows have been bricked up. ER has told me several times that we're not supposed to talk about modern security measures on NLA. OK, so that's all I will say.

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CBD, you have extended periods of calm and then all of a sudden you throw a fire bomb.


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Back in 2012 I posted an image of Cogswell's Sierra Madre Villa.... Here





I recently happened upon this second view.


eBay (no longer listed)





Here's a closer look.


detail

I obviously see the children but I just noticed the two gentleman sitting in chairs on the left.

Do you recognized any of Cogswell's plants, odinthor?

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1918 "Spanish" Flu epidemic in L.A.

ethereal recently posted an article from the L.A. Times from 1918 about the "Spanish" flu, a very noirish period. There must be a lot of articles of interest from that period. Can ethereal and others post more of them? Maybe we can learn something about how L.A. handled that episode and came through. Thanks in advance!
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When I was a itty bitty kid we used to be scared every summer about getting polio and being stuck in an iron lung for life. Then Salk and Sabin came along and the polio was licked.
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On a lighter note.


Marlon Brando photobombs Elizabeth Taylor, 1967


vintagetoday


...Ha Ha



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Liz was still quite hot in '67--hard to believe this is the same woman who made "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf" a year earlier. Brando pulled himself together and made "The Godfather" a few years after this pic, reviving his career. Some would say it went downhill again with "Last Tango in Paris", but others say that was a good film too. "A Streetcar Named Desire" & "The Godfather" were the early and late peaks though.
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CBD, you have extended periods of calm and then all of a sudden you throw a fire bomb.


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ER writes on Mar 19:I suspect Napoleon Complex.......... Don't get angry (again) with me CBD. Remember, I'm only 5' 6".

What was that all about ER? Why did you throw a ''fire bomb'' at me, eight days ago on Mar 19? I had no idea how tall you are until your strange comment on Mar 19. What was I supposedly angry about?

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I couldn't decide on just one:

https://giphy.com/explore/vintage-eye-roll


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Moving along to actual content--can anyone i.d. this house?

It's from Fast and Furious with Reginald Denny and Barbara Worth, 1927

HossC? FW?






It seems to belong to a Mr Smithfield (Claude Gillingwater)-- "525 Canyon Drive, Los Angeles"





https://vimeo.com/390458385
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Back in 2012 I posted an image of Cogswell's Sierra Madre Villa.... Here





I recently happened upon this second view.


eBay (no longer listed)





Here's a closer look.


detail

I obviously see the children but I just noticed the two gentleman sitting in chairs on the left.

Do you recognized any of Cogswell's plants, odinthor?

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Hmmmm, e_r . . . I see what I think are two different subspecies or varieties of Agave americana (or maybe they're two different species of Agave), a thin-stemmed cluster-flowering climbing rose which is most likely 'Dorothy Perkins', and a li'l palm tree which is likely Chaemarops humilis. A very characteristic heterogeneous So Cal garden of the time . . .
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When I was a itty bitty kid we used to be scared every summer about getting polio and being stuck in an iron lung for life. Then Salk and Sabin came along and the polio was licked.
My Mom had polio as a child. She was a strong woman. She had a hard life.
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They're marching south on Figueroa, Exposition Park is on the left. The large building is the Armory with Bovard Auditorium in back of it.

ETA: The palm tree at the top center is the Arcade Palm.
I meant to thank you earlier, Bill.

If any newcomers are interested in the fascinating story of the 'Arcade Palm' (it's still alive!) go HERE ...(an excellent post by Flyingwedge)





P.S. Bill, your answer, Exposition Park, also tells us where this rppc was taken. (posted back in August of 2019)


skyscraperpage #52456

These trains were no doubt in the parade shown at the top of this post.



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Hello friends! I hope everyone is keeping safe during these times. Anyone want to take a gander at trying to find the intersection of this photograph?



https://tessa.lapl.org/cdm/ref/colle...otos/id/123277
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https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/6_foot_zone_2x.png

Now "40 & 8" becomes "1 & 8"?

(Apropos of the American Legion pictures above)

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