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Old Posted Jan 20, 2022, 7:21 PM
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..Thanks odinthor! ..I appreciate your help.





This enigmatic slide was just listed on eBay.

"Original 35mm Slide - Scenic View of Los Angeles 1967"


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It looks like a dirt road leading to nowhere.

Can you imagine driving at night and coming upon this. The two posts no doubt saved some lives.







Here's a closer look at the wooden post on the left and the buildings visible in the distance.


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I would say that the carved '85' is for the year. . .but the darn slide is dated 1967.

It's a mystery. Get digging.


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Old Posted Jan 20, 2022, 7:40 PM
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(And the address appears to be across from our recent subject, Tower Records.)
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Jack's on the Strip was actually exactly where Tower Records was. 8801 Sunset Blvd.

In this photo...
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...Not easily seen, but the right side of the photo is where Holloway is located going east to La Cienega. That Texaco Station in the photo was on the corner of Sunset Blvd. and Horn Ave. I posted a 1966 Ruscha photo of that here:

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More photos of that corner are at the link if you click on it.

I posted a couple photo's of Jack's on the Strip on this post:
https://skyscraperpage.com/forum/sho...ostcount=38456

NoirCityDame's info (below) about what was at that location is included in the above post.

8801 Sunset Blvd.:
This was a Simon’s Drive in as of 1937 at least. In 1945 it was taken over by Amanda & Ralph Stephens, who’d founded the first Dolores in Oklahoma City, OK. Dolores isn't here as of 1950 and at some point a diner named “Jack’s on the Strip” opened here- no other info about the property until it was demolished for Tower Records.
• 1935-37: About this date Simon’s opens a sandwich stand here
• 1945: Dolores Drive-In opens here by this year
• 195?: Becomes Jack’s on the Strip drive-in
• 1970: demolished for Tower Records

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St. Genesius building is the very same building that become extremely famous Spago restaurant in 80's and made Wolfgang Puck a household name. Chefs Nancy Silverton and Mark Peel both cooked in there before starting their now-gone Campanile and La Brea Bakery.

St. Genesius/ Spago building is still there, looking untouched. To my knowledge, it never had any another restaurant or any other businesses.

The Texaco building is now Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, remodeled with a heavy hand.
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..Thanks odinthor! ..I appreciate your help.





This enigmatic slide was just listed on eBay.

"Original 35mm Slide - Scenic View of Los Angeles 1967"


eBay

It looks like a dirt road leading to nowhere.

Can you imagine driving at night and coming upon this. The two posts no doubt saved some lives.







Here's a closer look at the wooden post on the left and the buildings visible in the distance.


detail

I would say that the carved '85' is for the year. . .but the darn slide is dated 1967.

It's a mystery. Get digging.


Link
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Pretty sure that's on Mt. Lee Drive, I remember it from my hikes up there.
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Pretty sure that's on Mt. Lee Drive, I remember it from my hikes up there.
Agree, Mt. Lee area sounds most likely. The prominent north-south road cutting across the photo pointed towards Palos Verdes Hills is almost certainly Western Av., the cluster of tall buildings on mid Wilshire. The tall whitish building on the right near the B is probably the former Getty Oil Bldg.(22 floors), the blueish building a few blocks to the left (east) on Wilshire the Travelers Insurance Building, also 22 floors. Both would have been there in 1967. The taller (34 floor) Equitable Bldg. across from the Ambassador Hotel wasn't finished until 1969, and the hotel area is blocked by the bush and rock ledge area in the photo anyway, so it is the 22 story Travelers. Across Western from the Getty Oil Bldg. you can just make out the shorter (12 floor) art deco Pellisier (Franklin Insurance) Bldg if you squint, which contains the Wiltern Theater. Banana Louie, not a clue.

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St. Genesius/ Spago building is still there, looking untouched. To my knowledge, it never had any another restaurant or any other businesses.
Yes, after Spago relocated to Beverly Hills in 2001, I don't think it has been used since to my knowledge, although I was by there recently and it does look like the building's been repainted in the last few months.

It's been used for filming a couple times that I know of. In 2018 it played Spago's (both inside and outside) in the film Billionaire Boys Club, which starred Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Taron Egerton, Emma Roberts, Judd Nelson and Cary Elwes. It's a decent movie, but hardly got a release because of Kevin Spacey's troubles at the time. ("Made only $126 on the opening day of its limited U.S. theatrical release, where the movie was screened in 12 theaters in 12 U.S. cities.")

The last I heard was someone trying to open a daycare center of some kind there, or was it a pre-school, which seems an extremely weird location for such a thing, but it didn't happen.

Businesses there have used either the 1114 Horn Ave. address or 8795 Sunset Blvd. address, or both.

I know it was built as a Spanish style residence in 1932. In September of 1941 it opened as the Cafe Gala. No one's ever found a photo of it as either the Cafe Gala or the Spanish residence.
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