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ethereal_reality Jul 28, 2018 12:55 AM

This next slide is anything but a mystery location.

"1960 GRAUMAN CHINESE THEATRE HOLLYWOOD ON BEACH"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/aTdZkK.jpg
EBAY (looks like I cut off the bottom, but I didn't)

Whenever I think of 'On the Beach' the first thing that comes to mind is the achingly beautiful ballad 'Waltzing Matilda'. (it is hauntingly played throughout the film)


If you like, you can hear Waltzing Matilda in this 44 second clip. [SPOILER: It's the ending]

Video Link


An abrupt change happens at .31 seconds. -(it scared the shit life out of me)
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more on 'Waltzing Matilda' Here

Scott Charles Jul 28, 2018 3:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8264564)
'mystery' vantage point. -can anyone figure out where the photograph is standing?

"ORIGINAL 35MM SLIDE SL64 ☆ 1960's HOLLYWOOD SIGN SKYLINE VIEW"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/TqbhFX.jpg
EBAY

I'm ntrigued by the large vintage building with the tile roof. Is the photographer on that roof or is he/she on another roof next door :shrug:

also note: In mid-distance there appears to be an extremely long one or two story building. -this has thrown me for a loop.

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https://i.imgur.com/qZbCiWg.jpg
Location on Google Maps

From back to front:

1. The Hollywood Sign.
2. The Whitley House (building on middle-left that says “hotel” on it) (on Google Maps).
3. 101 Freeway (the grass has been replaced by concrete).
4. Tower of the Wilcox Apartments (on Google Maps).
5. Roof of the Wilcox Apartments (the Spanish roof tiles have been removed).

The RICHFIELD gas station in the photo is now a Chevron gas station (on Google Maps).

The photo was probably taken from the rooftop of the Lido Apartments (on Google Maps).

Tehmeh Jul 28, 2018 3:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8263564)
:previous: While trying to locate that color slide again, I found this....

"End Of Wilshire Blvd California Downtown Los Angeles Photo #1201"*

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/S3fTQD.jpg
EBAY

What's up with the Abraham Lincoln station-wagon? [Lincoln Savings?] :shrug:

*This is a reprint so we might have already seen this on nla.
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"Kennedy for President" signs are on the station wagon. 1960.

Jh_windsorvillage Jul 28, 2018 4:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8263550)
:previous: Thanks for the information Jh__windsorvillage and Noir Noir.

Jh, do you have a link to the new development?
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update:
Is this it?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...921/bQ68Pc.jpg
larchmont buzz

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Hi E_R,
Those were earlier renderings. There was some talk of shortening the smaller one and simplifying the exteriors a bit, but we have yet to see new plans or renderings.

GaylordWilshire Jul 28, 2018 11:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8263564)
:previous: While trying to locate that color slide again, I found this....

"End Of Wilshire Blvd California Downtown Los Angeles Photo #1201"*

https://s22.postimg.cc/fkyt3mhhd/nlareduced107.bmp.jpg

What's up with the Abraham Lincoln station-wagon? [Lincoln Savings?] :shrug:

*This is a reprint so we might have already seen this on nla.
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Quote:

Originally Posted by Tehmeh (Post 8264727)
"Kennedy for President" signs are on the station wagon. 1960.


https://s22.postimg.cc/ro8q4wus1/jfkposter.bmp.jpg
movieposters.ha.com

rick m Jul 28, 2018 12:26 PM

row of homes along Court Street
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AlvaroLegido (Post 8262717)
Great photos Hoss ! We have never seen this before on NLA  : an empty Court hill east of Olive between First and Court streets (except a row next to Broadway). How came as they weren't not yet thinking of leveling the hill by 1938 I guess ?

Jeez- How I would love to see enlargement of these 5 structures as they stood facing cleared hill at north end of this aerial.. Long sought after for their detail.... Only aerial that included them all--- Sigh....

rick m Jul 28, 2018 12:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlvaroLegido (Post 8262717)
Great photos Hoss ! We have never seen this before on NLA  : an empty Court hill east of Olive between First and Court streets (except a row next to Broadway). How came as they weren't not yet thinking of leveling the hill by 1938 I guess ?

To Hossc regarding image EMPTY COURT HILL from Ebay;

How I would love to see enlargement of the line of five homes along Court street facing the empty area. Only aerial this is that has ever had these ... Sigh Rick Mechtly

HossC Jul 28, 2018 3:47 PM

:previous:

Me too, rick m, but that's as big as the seller posted them. The full 7.1" x 9" photo is still available here for $22.90 + postage from Reykjavik. The seller posted the preview upside down, so maybe its rarity will go unnoticed.

HossC Jul 28, 2018 3:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8264614)

This next slide is anything but a mystery location.

"1960 GRAUMAN CHINESE THEATRE HOLLYWOOD ON BEACH"

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

I might as well use this as an excuse to post another photo from the same seller that I found a couple of days ago. It's 28 years after e_r's picture, but still 30 years ago that Beetlejuice was released.

"Los Angeles police departmt police car April 1988"

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...etlejuice1.jpg
www.ebay.com

AlvaroLegido Jul 28, 2018 7:48 PM

Double-cleared houses
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rick m (Post 8264859)
Jeez- How I would love to see enlargement of these 5 structures as they stood facing cleared hill at north end of this aerial.. Long sought after for their detail.... Only aerial that included them all--- Sigh....

I wanted to look back at these 5 houses but the photo has disappeared on the posts by Hoss (#47981) and me (#47983).

HossC Jul 28, 2018 8:31 PM

:previous:

Don't know what happened there. When I went to Photobucket, I could only view the scaled version and not the full-sized one that I posted.
I've now deleted the original and re-uploaded the image, and it's showing again in both posts. To save you going back, here's a reminder:
(I tried uploading an enlargement, but the full-sized image won't show - it looks like Photobucket is having troubles again!)

http://i809.photobucket.com/albums/z...2.jpg~original
www.ebay.com

Please PM me if any other images go missing.

WS1911 Jul 28, 2018 8:42 PM

What car is being advertised?
 
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Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8263564)
:previous: While trying to locate that color slide again, I found this....

"End Of Wilshire Blvd California Downtown Los Angeles Photo #1201"*

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/S3fTQD.jpg
EBAY

What's up with the Abraham Lincoln station-wagon? [Lincoln Savings?] :shrug:

*This is a reprint so we might have already seen this on nla.
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What 43 mpg car is being advertised for $1,395? I don't believe many Japanese cars were being sold in the US in 1960. Could it be something like an NSU or a BMW Isetta?

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GaylordWilshire Jul 28, 2018 9:07 PM

:previous:


RENAULT is at the top of the sign-- apparently the superlemon Dauphine got 43 mpg...


https://s22.postimg.cc/l8wfa5q9t/renault1.bmp.jpg
LAT May 20, 1959 & other dates


The John Green Corporation was the LA distributor--notice what is probably that name at the bottom of the sign....

WS1911 Jul 28, 2018 9:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 8265188)
:previous:


RENAULT is at the top of the sign-- there was the superlemon Dauphine, and then a smaller, bug-like model also sold in the US back then....



Thanks, GW! Renault is there alright. I looked at that photo many times and failed to see it. It sort of blends into the background. I need new glasses.

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Lwize Jul 28, 2018 9:47 PM

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Noir_Noir Jul 28, 2018 11:19 PM

Padre Hotel - 1963 N Cahuenga Blvd
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8264564)
'mystery' vantage point. -can anyone figure out where the photograph is standing?

"ORIGINAL 35MM SLIDE SL64 ☆ 1960's HOLLYWOOD SIGN SKYLINE VIEW"

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/TqbhFX.jpg
EBAY


Indicated by Scott_Charles in his fine graphic as the present day The Whitley House.

Built in 1925 at 1963 N Cahuenga Blvd and still named the Padre Hotel in the 1960's slide. It was then the El Padre Apartments before the change to The Whitley House.


Detail from above -

https://i.imgur.com/5T0AOeK.jpg


Here it is in 1928 -

https://i.imgur.com/IuMpScr.jpg
digitallibrary.usc.edu

https://i.imgur.com/AGcV4BT.jpg
digitallibrary.usc.edu

https://i.imgur.com/6BGvEdl.jpg
digitallibrary.usc.edu


A postcard from the 1940's courtesy of e_r in 2013 is here -

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=15787


A picture from 1953 in this post from Flyingwedge -

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=36260

Flyingwedge Jul 29, 2018 4:04 AM

1961 Renault Dauphine
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 8265188)

RENAULT is at the top of the sign-- apparently the superlemon Dauphine got 43 mpg...


https://s22.postimg.cc/l8wfa5q9t/renault1.bmp.jpg
LAT May 20, 1959 & other dates


http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/...psgqdktlb1.jpg


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



The previous two images are from this:

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

FW Automotive Library

tovangar2 Jul 29, 2018 4:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tehmeh (Post 8264727)
"Kennedy for President" signs are on the station wagon. 1960.

Good eye! Thank you:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/9N...p=w269-h401-no
pinterest

ethereal_reality Jul 29, 2018 4:22 AM

:previous: I swear he looked like Abraham Lincoln on that station wagon.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/3...922/ZyU2Fr.jpg
does anyone else see honest Abe?


Quote:

Originally Posted by HossC (Post 8264977)
Me too, rick m, but that's as big as the seller posted them. The full 7.1" x 9" photo is still available here for $22.90 + postage from Reykjavik.
The seller posted the preview upside down, so maybe its rarity will go unnoticed.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/c3851v.jpg
EBAY

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...923/yyOsOl.jpg


I posted the '38 aerial because I have a question: [lower right]

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/cJPaEp.jpg
[/URL]
DETAIL

...or a chimney....or a steeple under repair?

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ethereal_reality Jul 29, 2018 5:34 AM

"In mid-distance there appears to be an extremely long one or two story building. -this has thrown me for a loop." e_r

"It is the 101 Freeway." (the grass has been replaced by concrete). scott charles

I stand corrected. :duh
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Your annotated graphic was really helpful (and fun) Scott Charles
..and thanks for the vintage pics of the Padre Hotel Noir Noir.

I hadn't noticed that the globes were removed from the two cartouche-like sconces when Sherwin-Williams put up their oversized sign on the end of the building.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/dNbVqJ.jpg
DETAIL



The building must have looked beautiful at night. (the globes did light up, right?)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/BLxqJf.jpg
digitallibrary.usc.edu


Now all the globes have been removed. :( (and they've no doubt been missing for decades)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/8...921/EZQU1O.png

:hmmm: hmmm...wouldn't the wiring still be in place within the walls?
the current hotel, or the owner of the building, should utilize them.

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