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Old Posted Dec 29, 2013, 7:04 PM
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Poinsettia fields, Hollywood, etc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edRplPjE55c

I had mentioned earlier this month and subsequent posts showed that poinsettia fields once dotted the areas around West Hollywood and Beverly Hills. This youtube link, 1940's, right near the beginning, shows a large poinsettia field off Sunset, though the exact location isn't specified. Later on, one of the houses has a poinsettia plant in the picture. There's brief glimpses of Hollywood (the Blvd. at night at Christmas) and environs in this, what I suspect was some kind of travel film, including a bit of The Carthay Circle Theater in color. (All the film is in color, though it isn't the best quality.)
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Old Posted Dec 29, 2013, 7:35 PM
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Thanks for the video, Martin Pal.

From the commentary:

"Only Tanner Gray Line Motor Tours are allowed within any studio gate."


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Old Posted Dec 29, 2013, 7:56 PM
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I am not sure which of the three locations is pictured in the postcard.


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Old Posted Dec 29, 2013, 8:28 PM
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High Tower Drive 1931. Garages below....apartments above....via elevator.
We haven't visited the High Tower in quite awhile. Here's a slide from ebay I found a couple weeks ago.

1970s or early 80s


I just realized this might be reversed.
The apartment with the wooden balcony in the 1930s view is on the right in the color slide. -if that's the same building.
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Old Posted Dec 29, 2013, 8:36 PM
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Harold V. Raymond Chrysler-Plymouth. 120 S. Alameda and 1112 N. Long Beach Blvd., Compton.

Unless they were moved, neither structure seems to have survived.




"USED CARS STOP" A not-so-subtle message to buy new?
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Overhead view looks like the original building was there till recently at least


But street view shows it gone and now a strip mall, DAMN IT I HATE PROGRESS LOL
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Old Posted Dec 29, 2013, 9:51 PM
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Thanks for the comment, Albany NY. I'm learning as I go. I also realized that my post didn't fit the noir category. But after spending an afternoon in the thread surrounded by photos of old LA, when I saw this particular video, I lost it! ha ha!
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Colorado (Street) meets Fair Oaks - Looking east. 1888-1893 (per source)

A good place for a parade! Hummingbird feeder/UFO also serves as a gas lighting fixture. http://cdm15123.contentdm.oclc.org/c...7/id/701/rec/3




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Old Posted Dec 30, 2013, 12:27 AM
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Pacific Dining Car Christmas

I was able to enjoy a Christmas morning brunch at the Pacific Dining Car, which has a long history in LA.


Credit: pacificdiningcar.com

Started in 1921 as a train car, it continues chugging along today with a great dining experience!

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The interiors are warm and recall an era long past.

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The prices are not your 10 cents a cup variety. This isn't 1921!
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Old Posted Dec 30, 2013, 1:01 AM
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I really liked your Highland Park post PHX31. I fell in love with that little church.
I tried unsuccessfully to find a color photograph of the stained glass.


I found this black and white of the glass.


http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=25143

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I realized that I'm actually two years behind the current posts. But ethereal_reality, your photo reminded me that I went to a memorial service some years (and a few camera phone iterations) ago. Took this very poor photo from inside, but you might be able to see the potential beauty and charm of this window and the place as a whole.


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Geez, after seeing the preview, my photo stinks! But I hope it's okay to leave it up.

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I appreciate your photograph jtown. Thank you!

The brunch prices at Pacific Dining Car are mind-boggling. (to me anyway)
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I especially like this one with the prop plane.
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313 E. Broadway

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Speaking of Buick . . .


Broadway in Glendale. No date or cross street. Appears to be a mission-style mortuary next to a fire station.
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Don't know if this has been pinned down yet, photo predates 1926 as the fire station was replaced by a newer building that has since been razed. This station stood where the current Post Office stands at 313 E. Broadway, between Louise and Kenwood. It also housed the City Jail, if I'm not mistaken. The station that replaced this one stood at 210 S. Orange St. from 1926 to about 2005.

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More LA Noire shots, this time of the area around Court Hill:

I am so NOT a game type person and never played at all until I saw this game

My son has Xbox so off to buy it and so I did, came home and wow and I am hooked

It is like they made this game for all of us with a affection for the 30s and 40s

Thanks for sharing and putting me onto it

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Welcome to noirish Los Angeles C.King. I appreciate the information.
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-one solution for the post war housing shortage.

Trailer Town, 1946

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File this under-you learn something new everyday.

I had NO idea that turn-of-the-century tourists used a tunnel to reach Sugarloaf!!

ebay



As most of you know, Sugarloaf is the stand alone rock formation at far right. (the summit was reached by precarious wooden steps)

February 28, 1901. The steamer 'Hermosa' leaving Catalina Island.


Now I am trying to locate the tunnel in previously posted photos. (I haven't had much luck so far)
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=16278

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=16270

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Fire in the hole...............

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File this under-you learn something new everyday.

I had NO idea that turn-of-the-century tourists used a tunnel to reach Sugarloaf!!
As most of you know, Sugarloaf is the stand alone rock formation at far right. (the summit was reached by precarious wooden steps)

February 28, 1901. The steamer 'Hermosa' leaving Catalina Island.


Now I am trying to locate the tunnel in previously posted photos. (I haven't had much luck so far)
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=16278

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=16270

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Both the Big Loaf and the Little Loaf were eventually dyn-o-mited into oblivion to make way for the two casinos. The little casino was torn down and now we have the big one. Here's an ER link about Sugar Loaf.


http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=16397

Here's the old casino where you could dance until dawn. That's the St. Catherine Hotel over yonder.


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"USED CARS STOP" A not-so-subtle message to buy new?
date unknown


This style reminds me of an old car dealer building at 10223 Washington Bl across the street from Sony/MGM Studios in Culver City.

I used to get my VW serviced here a hundred years ago. The front building would have been showroom, the back service and the back lot behind (now occupied by a recent apartment complex):



Can anyone look up what car dealership was at this address back in the day?
I've always been curious.
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Both the Big Loaf and the Little Loaf were eventually dyn-o-mited into oblivion to make way for the two casinos. The little casino was torn down and now we have the big one. Here's an ER link about Sugar Loaf.


http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=16397

Here's the old casino where you could dance until dawn. That's the St. Catherine Hotel over yonder.

The little casino was not actually destroyed. It was moved inland to become part of a bird sanctuary, the structure (minus the solid walls) becoming a sort of giant birdcage. There it remains - the bird park closed in the 1960s and the structure is now the play area of a preschool at #4 Bird Park Rd., Avalon. You can see the octagonal structure in Google Maps but I have been unable to find a modern photo of it.
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Great story GW.

And here is a super cool then and now of Mt Lowe


Photo by PEHS
That is THE BEST "then and now" photo I have seen, great job unihikid

Great job
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This previously posted image of the "New" Hollywood Theater-project has evaporated. Per quote below, project made it past planning stages. Any idea what ultimately took its place? Hollywood Plaza Hotel ('24?)?




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The New Hollywood Theater was designed around 1920 by architect A. B. Rosenthal as a theater for both motion pictures and live performances. It was to be located on Hollywood Blvd., east of Cahuenga Ave. The design featured luxurious interiors in walnut, mahogany, and marble, and state of the art lighting equipment for unusual stage effects. The overall style is based on Indian, Persian and Islamic influences, including gilded domes. The projected cost of the building was $375,000, and the complete cost of the building and all its furnishings, including an organ and lighting equipment, was estimated at around $1,000,000. Contracts for the excavation work and foundations were awarded in 1920, but the building appears never to have been completed.




Artist's rendering, circa 1920

http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/...tp/d3e9801.jpg
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This style reminds me of an old car dealer building at 10223 Washington Bl across the street from Sony/MGM Studios in Culver City.

I used to get my VW serviced here a hundred years ago. The front building would have been showroom, the back service and the back lot behind (now occupied by a recent apartment complex):



Can anyone look up what car dealership was at this address back in the day?
I've always been curious.

It appears to have been built in the late '40s for Ulrich Sales & Service, a Pontiac dealer that had previously been in Monterey Park. Seems to have lasted into the mid '70s.
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