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The New Yorker has posted an interesting piece re Dennis Hopper's iconic "Double Standard" photo.... https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cu...ht-los-angeles

The article re-dates the image to '63/'64, replacing Hopper's recollection of 1961.

The palm tree in the distance on the right is majestically still there! The Eucalypti on the right, too.


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The palm tree is at the corner of Melrose and Almont.
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Excellent post on the Toddler House, Noir Noir. ..I tried to dig up some additional information on poor Ginger O' Dare but came up empty. (her real name would have helped)


This snapshot just showed up on eBay

"VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH '14 FLOOD RAILROAD BRIDGE ARROYO LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA PHOTO"


eBay

Pretty exciting stuff but I couldn't help but notice the impressive house on the hill.




This house....Does anyone recognize it?



.................................The horse is sad because his barn was swept away.


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Here's another original snapshot currently listed on eBay

"VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH 1920'S EGYPTIAN COURT FOUNTAIN AVE HOLLYWOOD CALIFORNIA PHOTO"


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This was going to be a mystery loc. until I noticed this. . .

The seller included Written on back:

" RISSMAN EGYPTIAN COURT AT 5141-1/2 FOUNTAIN AVE IN HOLLYWOOD NEAR LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA "



Much to my surprise, it's still there!



GSV


Now I want to know if the statue (that appears in the 1920s snapshot) is still in place.

...........................................This Beauty.

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I attempted to gaze into the courtyard.



But it's impossible to see that far back.


Does anyone live in the area?
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I tried to dig up some additional information on poor Ginger O' Dare but came up empty. (her real name would have helped)


Here's a signed Ginger O'Dare publicity picture for you.



facebook.com - Burlyqnell - Vintage Photos of Burlesque Dancers


This odd little story from 1937 appears to indicate O'Dare was her real surname.



cdnc.ucr.edu - Daily News, 9 April 1937


And she was the inspiration for a 1980's sitcom character.


The Cavanaughs, a sitcom which ran for two series on CBS in 1986 and 1989, was created by Robert Moloney.

The character Kit Cavanaugh in the series was loosely based on the life of Moloney's mother - Ginger O'Dare.

Kit in the series is a Las Vegas showgirl who returns to her Irish-Catholic family in Boston.

encyclopedia.com


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Here's another original snapshot currently listed on eBay

"VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH 1920'S EGYPTIAN COURT FOUNTAIN AVE HOLLYWOOD CALIFORNIA PHOTO"


Link

This was going to be a mystery loc. until I noticed this. . .

The seller included Written on back:

" RISSMAN EGYPTIAN COURT AT 5141-1/2 FOUNTAIN AVE IN HOLLYWOOD NEAR LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA "



Much to my surprise, it's still there!



GSV


Now I want to know if the statue (that appears in the 1920s snapshot) is still in place.

...........................................This Beauty.

detail





I attempted to gaze into the courtyard.



But it's impossible to see that far back.


Does anyone live in the area?
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What a find, Ethereal. Absolutely fascinating. Talk about living in a movie set. Yes, surely someone can get some current photos to show what it looks like now.
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Jack Rissman, owner of the Egyptian Court Apartments, and his wife robbed at gunpoint in 1925.



cdnc.ucr.edu - Daily News, 6 January 1925
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The Stephen M. White statue has been discussed extensively, but what about its amazing pedestal? What happened to it? The statue was relocated twice, each time with a less impressive perch.

But the original pedestal was enormous, and enormously expensive. The project had of budget of $25,000 dollars in 1906. A series of granite steps held its base - a six-foot cube of white California granite.

See how there's no plaque at the bottom front of the pedestal in the photo above? But in this 1954 photo below, there's a
plaque in that spot that describes White's accomplishments:



examiner-c44-73927 @ USC Digital Library


Unfortunately, that plaque couldn't be used on the statue's new pedestal:



October 30, 1958, San Pedro News-Pilot @ Newspapers.com


Maybe the county sold the granite pedestal at auction? If so, that may have been around the Spring/Summer of 1961, when the
pedestal's home, the "Plaza de la Justicia," was cleared. I think White's statue had been in the lower right corner of this photo:



June 26, 1961, Los Angeles Times @ ProQuest via Los Angeles Public Library
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Ginger O'Dare was much more beautiful than I expected, Noir Noir. Thanks for posting the publicity still.




re: The odd crime story.


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My curiosity was piqued so I dug a bit further and found out that Robert Irwin has a Los Angeles connection, or more precisely, a Pasadena connection.


First of all, here is poor Veronica Gedeon, Robert Irwin's New York murder victim.


ephemeralnewyork


And again.

archetron





And here's Robert Irwin after his arrest in 1937. ..(the same year he sent the flowers to Ginger O'Dare)


eBay

The Los Angeles connection?


Let's start with Robert Irwin's real name. . .drumroll. . .his full birth name is Fenelon Arroyo Seco Irwin. I kid you not! (see below)


The son of evangelist parents, Irwin was actually born in Arroyo Seco Park near Pasadena, California on August 5, 1907. He was named for the nearby river (as was the park) and one of his father's favorite theologians, François Fénelon. Hence, he entered life as Fenelon Arroyo Seco Irwin.

This also caught my attention:...Being a sculptor, Irwin idolized Larado Taft, one of the leading sculptors of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and later moved in with Taft's family. Then, working in a waxworks studio in Los Angeles, Irwin carved commercial busts of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and other public figures."


Being of an inquisitive nature, I am now trying to figure out which "waxwork studio" Irwin worked at in Los Angeles.




Robert George Irwin


Irwin was convicted of the triple slaying and committed to a New York State mental hospital for life. (he died in 1975)

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