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Old Posted May 14, 2014, 2:44 AM
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CityBoyDoug & HossC, thanks for the interesting Gilmore truck photos with the neon. It says the color scheme was blue, green and orange. Does anyone know if that was Gilmore's colors they used for all of their endeavors?

I happened to see this other photo today of a Gilmore truck, dated 1939. One of those gentlemen is Earl Gilmore.


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Old Posted May 14, 2014, 2:45 AM
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excellent Hollywood Hotel photographs Martin_Pal.
Have we seen Toff's before? (lower left corner in the last photo)*

*LOL. You beat me to it (by 2 minutes).
LOL! Here's another 1977 photo including Toff's taken from the opposite direction.


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Old Posted May 14, 2014, 3:05 AM
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It doesn't light up, but it's still interesting.


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[QUOTE=rcarlton;6575828]

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Scene of the Raymond car bombing. "This photo was taken on the morning of January 14, shortly after Harry Raymond stepped on the starter of his car and set off the planted bomb that blew out the sides of his garage and sent hundreds of pieces of metal tearing into his body." This excerpt taken from the caption that appeared with this photo in the L.A. Herald Examiner.


Harry Raymond's problem was that he didn't have Mike Hammer around to clue him in that there was a bomb attached to his car.


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Old Posted May 14, 2014, 3:16 AM
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That little mechanic was great in 'Kiss Me Deadly'. What did he always say?..."bada bing! swoosh pow!" I can't remember exactly.


-flapper poses in front of Mack Sennett Studios, 1920s.

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The seller points out that the stand-alone sign at right says Studio City.
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Old Posted May 14, 2014, 4:02 AM
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7/15/57 - 4th and Spring Streets - Herman W. Hellman Building in right foreground.



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Va Va Voom! Pow!


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Old Posted May 14, 2014, 4:23 AM
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9/1/65 - Savoy Plaza - 6th & Grand - Looking across the side of the Edwards-Wildey Building, at the Savoy,
northwest corner of 6th Street and Grand Avenue. The Mayflower Hotel is just a bit up Grand.



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Looking west on 6th Street through the intersection of Grand Avenue. The 1920 Dodd & Richards Pacific Mutual Life building,
then the Savoy Hotel. The Superior Oil Building at 6th and Flower Streets has the Richfield Tower sticking out from its top.


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12/20/56 - Standard Oil service station occupies a triangular block of North Alameda Street, Main Street and Macy Street.


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Interesting photo - The area where the Standard Oil station stood is outlined in red. Behind the station, (outlined in blue) was the area that was once China City.
At the back of the photo (circled in green) is the recently discussed building on Ord Street that has had its top floors chopped off.


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In this close up, you can see the building on Ord Street, with the old China City area in front of it.


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Los Angeles 1880s

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Is that a chaise lounge outside that 2nd story window?
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Old Posted May 14, 2014, 4:17 PM
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I accidentally came across this 'googie' style sign on Las Tuna Drive in Temple City (east of Alhambra, Los Angeles County)


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Good Food at Goody's

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I accidentally came across this 'googie' style sign on Las Tuna Drive in Temple City (east of Alhambra, Los Angeles County)


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I've been to this restaurant many times during the late 1950's. They had excellent high quality food and it was always consistent....my mom and father liked to eat there during his last years.

And yes, ER its googie style architecture for sure.

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The description to this photograph was "Chamber of Commerce roof 1930."


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Old Posted May 14, 2014, 9:33 PM
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The seller is asking $399.00 for this rare photograph.



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Great, great picture--the Times bldg so close to new. But why spend $400 when it's now on the web for $0? I'd probably have put a watermark on it...
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Los Angeles 1910


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Great, great picture--the Times bldg so close to new. But why spend $400 when it's now on the web for $0? I'd probably have put a watermark on it...

The seller's other photo showing Main north of 5th in 1886 is superb, as well. The close-up is particularly interesting in its details.
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Old Posted May 14, 2014, 10:39 PM
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I didn't see the other photo JScott. I'll have to look for it.




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The description to this photograph was "Chamber of Commerce roof 1930."


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The 700 block of S. Hobart Avenue


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Have you ever wondered what is lost when a block is overrun with cookie-cutter apartments?




Here are two examples.


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Old Posted May 15, 2014, 1:44 AM
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That ghost of a staircase on the wall of the sporting goods store is intriguing. Does anyone know what building was there?

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This seems to be another one of those under-photographed blocks. The 1921 Baist map shows the Weil Block there. The LAPL has a photo of the Weil Block, and says it "housed the Security Savings Bank and Trust Co., a predecessor of the contemporary Security Pacific National Bank, which opened in this building on Main Street, on February 11, 1889" It was a 3-story building. But none of this helps explain the ghost staircase!



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