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GaylordWilshire Oct 19, 2011 12:55 PM

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-4...2520AM.bmp.jpgLAPL

ethereal_reality Oct 19, 2011 6:53 PM

The J.J. Haggarty in Beverly Hills.

http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/9409/sisshown.jpg
usc digital archive

ethereal_reality Oct 19, 2011 7:10 PM

A smoggy day in downtown Los Angeles, circa 1948. You can faintly see the "It's in the Examiner" sign above the building on the right.

http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/3...asmog19481.jpg
usc digital archive

I love the extremely long shadows in the lower portion of the photo. This pic. must have been taken very early in the morning.
(or it could have been very late afternoon I guess)

I was also wondering....were there more than one "It's in the Examiner" sign downtown, or is this
the same sign as in the photo below.

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=3168

GaylordWilshire Oct 19, 2011 7:11 PM

What a great shot of BH, e_r-- how almost bucolic the town looks. That little cottage office at right... The sign at left looks like it's for a restaurant of some sort, but I can't quite make out the sign. Anyone know what the restaurant might have been? Mildred's?

ethereal_reality Oct 19, 2011 7:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5449846)
What a great shot of BH, e_r-- how almost bucolic the town looks. That little cottage office at right... The sign at left looks like it's for a restaurant of some sort, but I can't quite make out the sign. Anyone know what the restaurant might have been? Mildred's?

I can't make out that sigh either GW. Strangely enough, I see a sign middle left that says "I'm Victor Hugo". What's up with that?

Here's the pic. again.

http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/9409/sisshown.jpg
usc digital archive

Also notice that a street cleaner had just shot a U in the lower left. (but did they have street cleaners back then?)
I also like how the derby would fix nicely on the dome. I have a pretty vivid imagination. :)

Fab Fifties Fan Oct 19, 2011 9:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5449878)
I can't make out that sigh either GW. Strangely enough, I see a sign middle left that says "I'm Victor Hugo". What's up with that?

Here's the pic. again.

http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/9409/sisshown.jpg
usc digital archive

Also notice that a street cleaner had just shot a U in the lower left. (but did they have street cleaners back then?)
I also like how the derby would fix nicely on the dome. I have a pretty vivid imagination. :)

Not absolutely positively sure about this, but I seem to remember seeing a slightly different angle of the area during this same time period and the sign is for The Ambassador Hotel Pump Room.

Also, Victor Hugo's Restaurant was at 235 N. Beverly, so that could be the explanation for the curious sign.

No clue on the street cleaners :D

~Jon Paul

ethereal_reality Oct 19, 2011 10:53 PM

The J.J. Haggarty residence at 3330 West Adam Blvd. was dubbed "The Castle".

http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/30/...artycastle.jpg
lapl



http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/3...artycastle.jpg
lapl



below: Here is the grand staircase complete with a pipe organ (!?!?) and Tiffany stained glass.

http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/8...alljjhagga.jpg
lapl


Before its demolition J.J. Haggarty's "Castle" was used as a drug abuse rehabilitation facility.

Can you believe they actually placed recovering drug addicts here? To me the whole place seems like some sort of bizarre mind-f*ck.


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ethereal_reality Oct 19, 2011 11:08 PM

Oops! I forgot to include this photo of one of the fireplaces in Haggarty's "Castle".

http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/9...tyfireplac.jpg
lapl

At least it's more sedate than that musical staircase.


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ethereal_reality Oct 19, 2011 11:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Handsome Stranger (Post 5448686)


below: Here is a 1921 photo of Charlie's studio blanketed in snow Handsome_Stranger.

http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/6...onlabreain.jpg
http://localgod.tumblr.com/post/6499222804

Handsome Stranger Oct 20, 2011 3:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5450255)
Here is a 1921 photo of Charlie's studio blanketed in snow Handsome_Stranger.

Wow...I've seen a small handful of photos of snowy scenes in Los Angeles, but this one is new to me. Excellent find! And I really enjoy any photos of early Hollywood that impart a sense of what a sedate and sparsely populated little community it once was.

GaylordWilshire Oct 20, 2011 3:45 PM

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-T...2520AM.bmp.jpgLAPL

GaylordWilshire Oct 20, 2011 7:45 PM

Speaking of--um--baskets, or basketweave patterns, at least, here's an interesting building I've never noticed before:

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics45/00072372.jpgLAPL
2600 S. Broadway at Adams


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5...2520PM.bmp.jpgGoogle Street View

so-cal-bear Oct 20, 2011 8:39 PM

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Fab Fifties Fan Oct 20, 2011 10:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by so-cal-bear (Post 5451393)
So that's how that building looks like now! When I used to go to John Adams Jr. High I used to see that building every day as I walked from the bus at Adams and Broadway daily. The tower part was brownish granite and the sides were tan. I never did like the extreme aluminum window coverings. They have survived! The edifice looks terrible now due to the gaudy green color! Back in 85' the sign on top said Tropic┬ĚCal (raised period like the one shown)

Off topic, but I was walking to school one morning and the October 1987 Whittier Narrows earthquake hit. I swear, I saw some old wooden buildings sway 1 foot off at the roof line. It scared the crap out of me so what did I do? As a dummy I ran to the middle of the street and nearly getting hit by a car.

And holy moly! I always thought that the building was built in the mid 1950's I still did until today. I consulted http://navigatela.lacity.org/index01.cfm (the city's department of Engineering database) and this building was built in 1945! After the war, my guess. Thanks captain obvious! ;) But, yes. NavigateLA rocks, I use it all the time. I just thought to share this resource.

Thank you for sharing that resource so-cal-bear! A quick look has shown me what will probably become a new obsession!

I enjoyed your story about almost getting hit by a car while escaping swaying buildings, so something I would have done. I am never the one to follow during an emergency situation :D

Have to admit though that my favorite part of the Adams and Broadway bulding is the extreme aluminum window coverings and I am absolutely jonesing to know what happened to the matching entrance doors!!! Its my passion for midcentury ornamentation speaking.

~Jon Paul

MartinTurnbull Oct 21, 2011 12:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChristinaR (Post 5404984)
I could be mistaken, but I always thought this was an image of the miniature model of the complex that used to be on display inside the bank where there Garden of Allah once stood. It is definitely the same photo that was used for the cover of Sheilah Graham's book.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/ima...283155&s=books

Cheers!


Hi guys, it's Martin Turnbull here. I thought I'd weigh in on this. When I first found this photo (on Facebook, I think) I was excited that I'd found a "new" photo of the hotel where I've set my novels. I knew it was the one used on the cover of Sheilah Graham's book but I wasn't sure how the photographer got a shot like that. Then I found that a model existed of the place (have you seen the video of it?) and figured that it must have been the same shot. I tried to track down who took it, and when, but I never got anywhere.

Engineeral Oct 21, 2011 5:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5449878)
I can't make out that sigh either GW. Strangely enough, I see a sign middle left that says "I'm Victor Hugo". What's up with that?

Here's the pic. again.

http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/9409/sisshown.jpg
usc digital archive

Also notice that a street cleaner had just shot a U in the lower left. (but did they have street cleaners back then?)
I also like how the derby would fix nicely on the dome. I have a pretty vivid imagination. :)

Horse-drawn mechanical street sweepers first came on the market in the 1840s. The first self-propelled street sweeper came out in 1914 - made by the Elgin company (still a common name in street sweepers http://www.elginsweeper.com/) it was delivered to Boise, Idaho (horse 'dust'?) and was successful.

(source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_sweeper)

cleats Oct 21, 2011 6:49 PM

Ravine Dream
 
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics32/00050946.jpg
Lake in Chavez Ravine:
This idea was proposed before the Los Angeles City Council on October 23, 1958, by Assemblyman Don Anderson, 45th District, who expressed the belief the state would lend assistance to the project, which he said would give people needed recreational facilities and help beautify the downtown section.

ethereal_reality Oct 21, 2011 8:26 PM

:previous: Very interesting...This is the first time I've heard about this idea/proposal.

GaylordWilshire Oct 21, 2011 9:01 PM

http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics38/00068923.jpgLAPL


More pics of the "I'm Victor Hugo" restaurant in B.H.... just kidding e_r:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-S...2520PM.bmp.jpg


latimemachines.com has this description: The Victor Hugo was at "233 N. Beverly Drive at Wilshire. Table d'hote Dinner in 1937 - $2. Owned by Hugo Aleidas. First location was 619 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, California"


Must also have once been on Hill:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-e...2520PM.bmp.jpg

ethereal_reality Oct 21, 2011 9:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5452649)

More pics of the "I'm Victor Hugo" restaurant in B.H.... just kidding e_r:

LOL I need to get glasses.

westcork Oct 22, 2011 4:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5452593)
:previous: Very interesting...This is the first time I've heard about this idea/proposal.

The fun searches on LAPL and USC are keywords such as plan, model, drawing, design, etc. I have a whole series of pictures I was going to post of plans that never came through, like the LAX airport extension on an island off Playa Del Rey. But I lost all the original links and haven't had to to find them again.

Here are a few:
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics32/00050691.jpg
http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=54885
LAPL

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics32/00050690.jpg
http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=54885
LAPL


Original plans for the Forum
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics36/00052719.jpg
http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=61667
LAPL

ethereal_reality Oct 22, 2011 4:50 AM

:previous: I have the first two illustrations of the 'Santa Monica Island' in my files, but the last one of 'The Forum' is quite surprising!
I would LOVE to see further plans for this proposal. The majority of sports facilities built during this era placed the arena and a vast majority of the seating below grade. I can't imagine what's going on inside this top-heavy proposal.

sopas ej Oct 22, 2011 5:23 AM

Speaking of LAX, I didn't realize that pre-Jet Age, LAX was on the EAST side of Sepulveda. Here's a rendering from 1951, for a "proposed" development at LAX-- or was it still called Mines Field in 1951?
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics28/00033831.jpg
LAPL

I didn't realize the Sepulveda underpass under the runway at LAX dates from 1953:
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics28/00033801.jpg
LAPL

Mines Field circa 1937
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics30/00064738.jpg
LAPL

LAX circa 1976. The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There is no parking in the red zone.
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics28/00033835.jpg
LAPL

Construction, 1960
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics28/00033800.jpg
LAPL

LAX Theme Building under construction, 1960
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics29/00034021.jpg
LAPL

LAX, 1988. Bradley International Terminal and double-decking of roadway were completed in 1983, in time for the 1984 Summer Olympics.
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00083/00083232.jpg
LAPL

Circa 1960s
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics36/00067904.jpg
LAPL

LAX, 1962
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics24/00031615.jpg
LAPL

Hangar 1, LAX, 1983. This building is one of the original buildings of LAX, and is now on the National Register of Historic Places.
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics22/00045716.jpg
LAPL

Mines Field, 1939
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics28/00033999.jpg
LAPL

Jackie Brown, 1997
http://i2.listal.com/image/1160728/9...screenshot.jpg
i2.listal.com

The Graduate, 1967
http://fryingmineinbutter.files.word...hegraduate.png
fryingmineinbutter.files.wordpress.com

ethereal_reality Oct 22, 2011 5:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sopas ej (Post 5453025)
The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There is no parking in the red zone.

LOL You made my night sopas_ej! That is too funny.

Jackie Brown and Ben Braddock....I never expected to see them in the same post. Kudos to you. :)

GaylordWilshire Oct 22, 2011 4:32 PM

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-C...2520PM.bmp.jpg400scalehangar
A mid-'50s air show at LAX

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-r...2520AM.bmp.jpgWikimedia

jg6544 Oct 22, 2011 11:02 PM

Since LAX has degenerated into such a horror show today, I wonder what it was like when it was brand-new and futuristic almost beyond believing.

Horthos Oct 23, 2011 3:33 AM

Randomness
 
These are a bunch of photos I have taken around the area, I thought maybe some of you would like to see them. I usually like to go out very early on sundays as soon as it starts to get a little bit bright outside, especially if its foggy or raining. I find there are very few people out, so I can get some really good shots with no people around. I find that the lack of life in my pictures just...I dunno, looks really cool (I was trying to think of something deep and artsy to say, but then I would have just sounded like a twat). Anyways, I hope you like them.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...tulio-/a01.jpg
Between 9th and Olympic on Main

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...lio-/a20-1.jpg
Santee between Olympic and 11th

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...tulio-/a02.jpg
Between 11th and 12th on Santee St.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...tulio-/a04.jpg
Corner of 11th and Santee St.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...tulio-/a06.jpg
Random bit of Olvera Street

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...tulio-/a07.jpg
Another random bit of Olvera Street

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...tulio-/a09.jpg
Chinatown...

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...tulio-/a10.jpg
Corner of New High and Alpine St.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...tulio-/a11.jpg
Arts District...Angel City Brewery...Corner of Traction Ave. and Rose St.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...tulio-/a16.jpg
Wilshire and S. Berendo St.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...tulio-/a15.jpg
Park View St and 6th.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...lio-/a19-1.jpg
Park View St and 6th.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...tulio-/a17.jpg
6th and Hoover St.

All photos by me...

ethereal_reality Oct 23, 2011 5:29 AM

:previous: I am very impressed horthos.

I especially like the first four photos. Their desolation is hauntingly beautiful.
When I look at them I hear the song 'Waltzing Matilda'.*

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GaylordWilshire Oct 23, 2011 12:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Horthos (Post 5453672)

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...tulio-/a11.jpg
Arts District...Angel City Brewery...Corner of Traction Ave. and Rose St.


A detail:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-f...eblinginit.jpgForgotten LA

John A. Roebling was most famous for designing, among other crossings, the Brooklyn Bridge. I'm always fascinated to find Los Angeles branches of East Coast firms, especially their remnants.

Handsome Stranger Oct 23, 2011 7:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sopas ej (Post 5453025)

I have a vivid memory of the flat round building in the lower left quadrant of this photo. It was a gas station, moderately large by today's standards but absolutely vast in comparison with other gas stations in the 1960s. (Or perhaps it just appeared vast to a wee tot such as I was at the time.) Can't recall the brand, but the building was most impressive at night when fully illuminated.

In the run-up to the 1984 Olympic games I briefly worked as a shuttle bus driver for a tiny, cheap car rental company near LAX. During the peak of construction as they were adding an upper level to the traffic loop, all lanes of traffic were sometimes corralled down to a single lane. Of course this brought traffic to a virtual standstill, and the passengers in my shuttle were frequently panicked that they would miss their flights.

One of my co-workers was driving a shuttle on the upper level of the loop not long after it first opened, when the entire left rear wheel of the shuttle suddenly broke free, catapulted over the guard rail, then fell and smashed into a moving vehicle on the lower level.

~~

Horthos, your photos are gorgeous. I hope you'll be sharing more of them.

so-cal-bear Oct 23, 2011 7:50 PM

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so-cal-bear Oct 23, 2011 8:16 PM

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GaylordWilshire Oct 23, 2011 9:14 PM

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Y...2520PM.bmp.jpgLAPL

ethereal_reality Oct 23, 2011 9:26 PM

originally posted by sopas_ej
http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/2329/lax1962ssp.jpg
LAPL

:previous: When I first saw that LAX photo I wondered about that round building......you answered my question Handsome Stranger.

It looks like a 'mini-me' Pan Am terminal at Idlewild/JKF. (see below)

http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/2...allexpress.jpg
blueballexpress

ethereal_reality Oct 23, 2011 10:56 PM

http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/1...lakeavepc1.jpg
ebay


http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/2...eaveolympi.jpg
google street view

I LOVE the old Olympic Apartments sign.


http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/3...keavetoday.jpg
google street view

ethereal_reality Oct 23, 2011 11:55 PM

This is truly an amazing snapshot from the Workman family collection.*


http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/8...tscablewor.jpg
Loyola Marymount University



*postscript:
OOPS....I just realized I posted this many months ago. It's such a great photograph I'll go ahead and leave this post.
Just so you all know, I have a terrible memory. I try to make sure I don't double-post...but sometimes one slips past.

GaylordWilshire Oct 24, 2011 12:02 AM

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iJP_wg6Tna...n_the_rain.jpgOrange Crate Art
Anyone know what that big building is in the background?


College is about to come on TCM

ethereal_reality Oct 24, 2011 12:53 AM

In 1947 this site was chosen for the Baldwin Hills Reservoir.

http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/9780/...essite1947.jpg
LAPL



below: View of the recently completed Baldwin Hills Reservoir in 1951.


http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/9...onstructio.jpg
LAPL



below: This is my favorite photograph of the series. At the bottom of the reservoir you can see two individuals
walking atop the concrete intake pipe as it begins to fill the reservoir with 300 million gallons of water from the Owens Valley.
In the distance a mysterious car overlooks the reservoir.


http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/9...onstructio.jpg
LAPL


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ethereal_reality Oct 24, 2011 12:55 AM

In 1963 a small crack appears.

http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/1...begins1963.jpg
LAPL

ethereal_reality Oct 24, 2011 12:59 AM

This small crack grew into a gaping hole that eventually released 300 million gallons of water into the community below the reservoir.


http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/6450/...eshugegapi.jpg
LAPL




http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/1...es1963lapl.jpg
LAPL



http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/3...eservoirbr.jpg
ebay

ethereal_reality Oct 24, 2011 1:02 AM

Aftermath of the reservoir collapse.



http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/9...dwinrapids.jpg
LAPL




http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/1...amage1963a.jpg
LAPL



http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/7...amage1963b.jpg
LAPL


http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/1...damage1963.jpg
LAPL



http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/8...naftermath.jpg
LAPL


The Baldwin Hills Disaster caused the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power to phase out small regional reservoirs.


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Handsome Stranger Oct 24, 2011 9:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5454297)
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iJP_wg6Tna...n_the_rain.jpgOrange Crate Art
Anyone know what that big building is in the background?

Mr. Bengston, I'm certain, could identify it. Unfortunately I can't find my copy of "Silent Echoes" to see if he's already done so.

Fab Fifties Fan Oct 24, 2011 11:40 PM

Baldwin Hills Flood
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5454342)
Aftermath of the reservoir collapse.
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Great post etheral_reality! I don't think I was ever aware of the reservoir collapse and flood and the photos are quite disturbing. I dealt with the aftermath of a flood, a few years back, when a vacation home that I owned in Sonoma Couty was destroyed by a massive flood. aaand don't get me started on FEMA :yuck:

Anywho, I was just chatting with a long-time neighbor of mine who I knew grew up in Baldwin Hills. Even though she was only eight at the time, she remembers the collapse very well.

Their house was not damaged by the mud flow, fortunately, but she recalls her dad boosting her up so that she could look over their backyard wall and see the flow.

Her most vivid recollection of it was that there were what seemed like hundreds of shiny and colorful Christmas ornaments dotting the sludge and a large hollow plastic Santa spinning around on the currents.

Obviously, since the flood was just 10 days before Christmas, a lot of decorated trees had been swept into the flow.

She told me that, being eight, she was on the fence about believing in Santa Claus, but that experience convinced her he didn't exist. Poor kid!

Thought I would share her memories on here, she's a great person and loves her Los Angeles!

~Jon Paul

ethereal_reality Oct 25, 2011 12:32 AM

:previous: That's a great story Jon Paul....
especially the part about the hundreds of shiny Christmas ornaments stuck in the sludge.
No wonder she remembers it after all these years.

GaylordWilshire Oct 25, 2011 12:41 AM

Have we seen this 1932 drive though Hollywood before?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3BXhNIIRMA


It includes glimpses of Chaplin's studio seen recently in color shots posted by Handsome Stranger...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-_...2520PM.bmp.jpg

GaylordWilshire Oct 25, 2011 1:01 AM

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-B...2520PM.bmp.jpgUSC

Apparently there was to be an exposition of some sort in Los Angeles in the early '40s, no doubt derailed by the war.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-O...2520PM.bmp.jpgHathi Trust

ethereal_reality Oct 25, 2011 2:22 AM

:previous:
Wow, just Wow! I've been a big fan of expositions and world's fairs...so much so that I started a World's Fair thread
entitled 'Ephemeral Cities' several years ago...http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=178168

I have never come across any information on this proposed 'Pacific Mercado' exposition.
Good find G_W!

Handsome Stranger Oct 25, 2011 7:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 5455424)
Have we seen this 1932 drive though Hollywood before?

Wow...nice find! I'm having fun trying to identify the buildings and locations in each shot. I love the lengthy shot of United Artists Studios on Santa Monica Blvd., but I'm a bit puzzled by the building that sits at an angle as the studio comes into view. Would that be the Formosa Cafe? If so, at some point the original building must have been torn down and the current building erected in its place.

ethereal_reality Oct 26, 2011 2:38 AM

A postcard view of the Hollywood Palladium and the Columbia Broadcast System's western headquarters on Sunset Boulevard.


http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/8...diumhugece.jpg
postcard via Cesar Del Valle



The Headliner in the above postcard is Freddy Martin and his Orchestra.


http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/6...edsreduced.jpg
amazon




http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/7...diumfromra.jpg
radiocityhollywood




below: The vast interior of the Hollywood Palladium featured a round dance floor.

http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/9...diuminteri.jpg
LAPL



below: Freddy Martin in the 1943 movie 'Stage Door Canteen'.

http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/9...ymartinsta.jpg
H.R. Studios




below: Freddy Martin received billing in numerous movies in the 1940s.

http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/186...diumposter.jpg
movieposter_w

What's Buzz'in Cousin?



In 1947 Freddy Martin wrote the song 'Pico and Sepulveda' under the alias Felix Figueroa.

This should be our theme song here at 'noirish los angeles'. Click on the link below.

http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/8...ndsepulved.jpg
forbidden zone

Here is the link.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-DGz...eature=related


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Fab Fifties Fan Oct 26, 2011 4:45 AM

I absolutely agree e_r! I love Dr. Demento and Freddy Martin (Felix Figueroa) AND Ann Miller!!!!

Who else here remembers Ann Miller dancing on a soup can?

~Jon Paul


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