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Andys Jul 7, 2018 8:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Handsome Stranger (Post 8244070)
My thanks to MartinTurnbull for alerting me to this documentary a few days ago. I made note of it, recorded it Thursday night on my HTPC, and watched it Friday evening. Fascinating documentary, well worth seeing. I'll definitely be saving it.

Also thanks to GaylordWilshire for the reminder!

Thanks for posting the broadcast schedule! I actually stumbled across the July 5th show, and will be sure to watch again. Very interesting, indeed.

Thanks,
Andys

Tourmaline Jul 7, 2018 8:35 PM

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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 6635695)
Remember the goat-gland doctor?


https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Y...olorFBaddr.jpgUSCDLWBH


I've done a little more investigating into Dr. Clayton E. Wheeler's goat-gland clinic at 3173 Wilshire Boulevard. After genteel beginnings and questionable medical practices, the house just got weirder, and that's even before Nixon darkened its doors. The full story of the Emilie Brodtbeck house is now here: http://wilshireboulevardhouses.blogs...e-see-our.html


https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-9...COMPLREVSh.jpgLAT


Shopping for goat glands (who isn't?) and wondered whether Wilshire's Ionaco wouldn't be more effective, if not less invasive. I have seen it before, but maybe not on NLA.



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Wilshire's concept for his electric belt and his theory of electromagnetic health was influenced by Otto Heinrich Warburg's study of iron in the blood. According to Wilshire, the device's magnetic field was supposed to increase the body's absorption of oxygen to free the body from toxic diseases. The belt was marketed as both a health-improving device and a cure for most diseases; including cancer, diabetes, tuberculosis, arthritis, neuritis, and insomnia.

The interior had a thick coil of insulated wire that generated a weak magnetic current. It also had a smaller wire coil with a flashlight globe that would light up when placed close to the thick coil. The exterior of the belt was covered by a thick layer of leather. It was roughly 15 to 18 inches (38 to 46 cm) in diameter, wide enough to fit over the shoulder of a grown adult. It weighed about 6.5 pounds (2.9 kg) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ionaco




"no bathing, no sweating, no electrifying, no dieting, no psychologizing, no exercising, no drugging, no faith-curing and no manipulating"


https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...27s_Ionaco.jpghttps://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...27s_Ionaco.jpg

tovangar2 Jul 7, 2018 9:19 PM

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The three Wilshire Specials on the north (two hidden by trees) and the four on the south are still there:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/wd...=w1083-h449-no
gsv

CityBoyDoug Jul 7, 2018 9:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 8244328)
I have spent time in a couple of his buildings and you have a point. It's better to be inside one so you aren't forced to look at it.


I'd like to get Frank Gehry. Get him away from working and into retirement. :D:D:D

Seriously, who would want to see this building e v e r y...s i n g l e...d a y . . .

Thanks Martin for your vivid essay on that dabbler in architectural foolishness. Love your line about his retirement....we can only hope. Poor FG fails every time he has to, gawd forbid, somehow fix a doorway into his design. There it sits, somehow awkwardly at ground level, while the upper part of the structure flies off in all directions like an explosion in a steel mill.

To me all of FG's work is like abstract art.... its 1% inspiration and 99% explanation. But in this case its like explaining the raving of an inmate in Bedlam.[an institution for the care of mentally ill people.]


Gehry = A c i d ~ t r i p ~architecture,,,

Ed Workman Jul 7, 2018 10:30 PM

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Originally Posted by




[IMG
https://s22.postimg.cc/4z9nkrwcx/paristrampolinebridge2.jpg[/IMG]



Hmm GIant hemoroid cushions? -spellchek hates me

tovangar2 Jul 7, 2018 11:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Ed Workman (Post 8244435)
Hmm GIant hemoroid cushions? -spellchek hates me

LOL. That made me laugh SO hard. The perfect relief from my raging case of World Cup Fever. Thx EW.

ethereal_reality Jul 8, 2018 3:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Flyingwedge
The Police Commission conducted its semi-annual inspection of the LAPD on October 6, 1903, so, e_r,
it's possible your photo was taken on that occasion:

Thank for your indepth follow-up (and the corrections), on the Los Angeles Police Force photograph.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Flyingwedge
Compare that photo of William W. Glenn with the man in the center of this close-up from your photo, e_r. It sure
looks to me like the same guy, but a little younger:


http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...pso8xwm3lu.jpg

I'm glad you pointed out William Glenn. I hadn't noticed him earlier.
_____________________________________________________________

AS I AM WONT TO DO, I FOUND SOME ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON SERGEANT WILLIAM W. GLENN

It appears he had marital woes around 1908.

but this is more interesting:

In 1919 a so-called 'Purity Squad', under the direction of Sergeant William Hackett,
tried to drum William W. Glenn out of the police force. (possibly setting him up with a prostitiute)

Also in 1919, Hackett's 'Purity Squad" might have 'framed' Sergeant L.L. McClary with a prostitute as well.

What's up with this Hackett dude?

William Hackett of the 'Purity Squad' is arrested for Vice

Ah, so now we know. He was on the take!
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If something is named 'Purity Squad', nine times outta' ten it will be WORSE than what they're trying to 'purify'.

ethereal_reality Jul 8, 2018 4:42 AM

Could this be a never-before-seen photograph of L.A.'s Chinatown?


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/08MsFj.jpg
EBAY

1897 Cabinet Card of Los Angeles' Chinatown [currently on ebay]




The date & location is written on the back.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...921/VXvYyB.png
DETAIL




A closer look. (it's what I do best :) folks)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/cGaei7.jpg
EBAY

Isn't it simply AMAZING.

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Tikiman Jul 8, 2018 9:13 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8216119)
My favorite color noir is Niagara. [1953]

https://imageshack.com/a/img921/1560/NJr2GK.gif






Here's a memorable scene.

https://imageshack.com/a/img921/7893/J06W4e.gif

https://imageshack.com/a/img922/2658/LcOnAf.gif


https://imageshack.com/a/img923/5312/5AsEbh.gif

She sure does! What I remember the most is Marilyn gently singing along with the song.

(I thought I knew the name of the song...but I don't)

The name of the song is "Kiss"

Scott Charles Jul 8, 2018 9:56 AM

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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 8243868)
Speaking of famous architects, LA's own John Parkinson is the subject of Stephen Gee's documentary companion to his Parkinson monograph, Iconic Vision: John Parkinson, Architect of Los Angeles, airing during the next few weeks (see schedule below).


https://s22.postimg.cc/4lps1vkwx/iconic1a.jpg


https://s22.postimg.cc/9yj7tb37l/listingsfnl.bmp.jpg

Does anyone know if there is any other way to see this documentary? John Parkinson is my favorite architect, but… I don’t own a television!

I did have a TV maybe five years back, but once I realized that I hadn’t even turned it on it about three years (other than to watch DVDs), I got rid of it (and cancelled my VERY expensive cable TV).

99% of what I want to see I can find online. I have Amazon Prime streaming video, Netflix, there’s YouTube of course, I watch DVDs on my computer, and sometimes I rent movies from iTunes. It’s very rare that I regret not owning a TV, but this is one of those times!

Ed Workman Jul 8, 2018 4:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Scott Charles (Post 8244682)
Does anyone know if there is any other way to see this documentary? John Parkinson is my favorite architect, but… I don’t own a television!

I did have a TV maybe five years back, but once I realized that I hadn’t even turned it on it about three years (other than to watch DVDs), I got rid of it (and cancelled my VERY expensive cable TV).

99% of what I want to see I can find online. I have Amazon Prime streaming video, Netflix, there’s YouTube of course, I watch DVDs on my computer, and sometimes I rent movies from iTunes. It’s very rare that I regret not owning a TV, but this is one of those times!

Me too
I do not like video presentations and find most to be very annoying
I like to REAI wonder if there is a transcript[s] or links to sources?
My children can read, write with a pencil tie shoe laces add and subtract
or I at least they were schooled to
My little grandchildren may not..
Ed

Handsome Stranger Jul 8, 2018 4:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Scott Charles (Post 8244682)
Does anyone know if there is any other way to see this documentary? John Parkinson is my favorite architect, but… I don’t own a television!

Might I be of assistance? Send me a PM.

https://s33.postimg.cc/5bd0554u7/teewee.jpg

Ed Workman Jul 8, 2018 4:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Lwize (Post 8243882)
I understand some folks don't get Frank Gehry, but I love his work.

I'd like to see him redo the Washington Monument!

While in Prague last month, I finally got to see this FG stunner up close:

http://larry.wizegallery.com/VWV/gehryprague.JPG

(Photographed and hosted by me)

Well I tried to reply a day or so ago and a finger twinge sent my almost-done reply somewhere into the ether
Now this is an FG I can enjoy
But hmmmm all the rest I see here are , pardon, excrescent.
I've looked up close and personal at the Disny, but not inside.

I have been inside the Concert Hall and Opera House in Sydney, walked up close etc, photo'd the exterior from near and far. My conclusions were that the interpreters of the original- Ove Arup etc failed miserably when they concocted the base of hmm the one on the left as viewed from the harbor.
But
The magnificence of that olt rest-of-it transend the blunder.
Appreciation of FG's work, as of 'modren art' requires contracting the 'Emperor's New Clothes Syndrome'
MA where's his pants and WHAT IS THAT?
All that said I would like to see some of the saner, playful enjoyable works, like Prague
regards
ED

odinthor Jul 8, 2018 6:41 PM

I found this snippet interesting, from a Los Angeles Times article of December 4, 1891, in which the writer was reminiscing about pre-boom Los Angeles; this bit is from the portion about 1882:

https://s26.postimg.cc/edmbuglux/12-4-1891.jpg
LA Times via ProQuest via CSULB Library

C'mon, NLA prospectors! Time to file a mining claim on Olive St.! :tumbleweed:

CityBoyDoug Jul 8, 2018 8:04 PM

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Originally Posted by odinthor (Post 8244861)
I found this snippet interesting, from a Los Angeles Times article of December 4, 1891, in which the writer was reminiscing about pre-boom Los Angeles; this bit is from the portion about 1882:

https://s26.postimg.cc/edmbuglux/12-4-1891.jpg
LA Times via ProQuest via CSULB Library

C'mon, NLA prospectors! Time to file a mining claim on Olive St.! :tumbleweed:

In the 1940's my uncle heard that a gold mine was for sale just north of L A in the San Gabriel Mts. All very exciting.!!! So he went to the mine and inspected it. There was gold sitting here and there on the rocks and crevasses of this old mine. He gathered up all of the gold he could find and put it in a small glass vial. In the 1950s I used to see this vial of gold at his house. Ya'll know what a salted mine is?

Scott Charles Jul 8, 2018 9:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Handsome Stranger (Post 8244784)
Might I be of assistance? Send me a PM.

https://s33.postimg.cc/5bd0554u7/teewee.jpg

PM sent!

:)

tovangar2 Jul 9, 2018 12:09 AM

Marchessault Street?
 
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8244615)
Could this be a never-before-seen photograph of L.A.'s Chinatown?


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/08MsFj.jpg
EBAY

1897 Cabinet Card of Los Angeles' Chinatown [currently on ebay]

Isn't it simply AMAZING.

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That's a gorgeous photo e_r.

Is this a location match (decades later)? There's plenty of differences, but the slightly mismatched rooflines at center made me think it's a possibility. Ca. 1932:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/gz...3=w826-h586-no
uscdl via la relics

Later still with Union Station going up:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pV...M=w463-h482-no
lapl

From the other direction:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/od...v=w568-h462-no
lapl

ethereal_reality Jul 9, 2018 1:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Tikiman (Post 8244677)
The name of the song from 'Niagara' is "Kiss"

Thank you Tikiman.

KISS [1953]


(kiss, kiss me)
(hold, hold me)
(kiss me, hold me, kiss me, hold me...)

kiss, kiss me
say you miss, miss me
kiss me love, with heavenly affection
hold, hold me close to you
hold me, see me through
with all your heart's protection

thrill, thrill me

With your charms
take me, in your arms
and make my life perfection
kiss, kiss me darling
then, kiss me once again
make my dreams come true

(this is the moment, oh thrill me)

thrill me, thrill me (with your charms)
take me, take me (in your arms)
and make my life perfection
take me, darling don't foresake me
kiss me
hold me tight
love me, love me tonight
(kiss me, hold me, take me, love me, kiss me, kiss me, kiss me)

Written by: Gabor Duba, Haven Gillespie, Lionel Newman



That's alot of smoochin' for one song.
_______________________



Listen to Marilyn's rendition of Kiss.

Video Link

ethereal_reality Jul 9, 2018 2:22 AM

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Originally Posted by tovangar2 (Post 8245040)

Is this a location match (decades later)? There's plenty of differences, but the slightly mismatched rooflines at center made me think it's a possibility. Ca. 1932:

Yep, it appears to be the same balcony in both photographs t2.


balcony detail [1870s compared to 1932]
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/UjAzMa.jpghttps://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...924/0Oi8lE.jpg

ethereal_reality Jul 9, 2018 3:30 AM

'mystery' location, downtown Los Angeles.

"Los Angeles street scene 1960s slide"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/n7cmIT.jpg
EBAY




First of all, we can narrow the date down to 1969

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...923/gjj7Bk.jpg
detail

because that's the year Portnoy's Complaint was released.



but I'm confused by the leaflettes that are for sale hanging in the doorway on the right.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/tkYQaS.jpg

At first I thought they might be movie scripts. Does anyone know what the heck are they?

Oh, and the yellowish awning at the very top of the slide says 'Charcoal Broiled Burgers'

And as you can see (in the complete slide at the top)...the building the young man is walking past has a basement that extends beneath the sidewalk. (embedded glass squares)

The buildings in the distance are out of focus...so they won't be much help in determining the location.


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