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Hollywood Graham Jul 19, 2019 4:52 AM

Looks like a 1931 lic. plate on that Chev., obviously that was not a 1939 photo of the drive in.

GaylordWilshire Jul 19, 2019 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8636162)
And here's an exterior view, that we might have already seen, from gettyimages

" The Twin Barrels drive-in restaurant near Los Angeles - 1939 - Photographer: Ewing Galloway."

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/DGfwbg.jpg
gettyimages


BUT...and it's a big but ;), if you look closely...this doesn't appear to be the 1010 East Slauson location.

Take a look at this.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/FxX0BG.png
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To the right of the car you can clearly see that the street address is 1227. .......and not 1010 East Slauson.


It's a mystery!
.........................Get busy minions! :superwhip

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Actually...the address is 7227...as in 7227 Beverly Boulevard. (The TB is listed there in the 34CD, perhaps others.) Looks like it was moved to 1630 La Cienega in 1948, where it lasted 40 more years....


https://i.postimg.cc/L6qp6Hfq/twinbarrelsmatch-bmp.jpg

MichaelRyerson Jul 19, 2019 1:04 PM

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Originally Posted by BDiH (Post 8636112)
Great to see a photo of the old Cinerama Theatre again.

Our neighbor on Grace Avenue was the manager and gave us tickets to all the original Cinerama movies. In the beginning, the movies were presented as travelogues, with introductions by Lowell Thomas.

The first film produced as a drama was How the West was Won in 1962. In those days, first run movies played at the Chinese, the Egyptian, Warner's and the Pantages.

West Side Story and Gold Finger played at the Chinese; Back Street and Imitation of Life played at Warner's; Spartacus, The Apartment, Cleopatra and Gypsy played at the Pantages; The Unsinkable Molly Brown and The Poseidon Adventure played at the Egyptian. I almost forgot the Paramount Theatre, which showed The Pleasure of His Company and The Young Philadelphians.

As a foot note, you can see William Stromberg's Jewelry Store and Mitchell's Men's Wear to the left of the theater. George, a salesman, later bought Mitchell's and changed the name to By George.

Mr. Stromberg, a true gentleman of his time, also had the Stromberg clock outside. It is still there, but has suffered the ravages of time. Mr. Stromberg gave cloisonné pins to every graduate of every class at Hollywood High School in those years as a graduation gift.

I saw How the West was Won at the Warner's in about '63. They held the run longer than regular movies and I know it was '63 because of the girl I went with, we didn't meet until January of '63. I remember the film and the theater somewhat more fondly because of her. I wonder what ever became of her.

Godzilla Jul 19, 2019 4:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8636162)
I just found this very interesting photograph on eBay


https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/DGfwbg.jpg
gettyimages





BUT...and it's a big but ;), if you look closely...this doesn't appear to be the 1010 East Slauson location.

Take a look at this.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/FxX0BG.png
DETAIL

To the right of the car you can clearly see that the street address is 1227. .......and not 1010 East Slauson.


It's a mystery!
.........................Get busy minions! :superwhip

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We've seen an earlier image of this 7227 Beverly structure before.

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=19240
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=19243







http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...90/24/rudr.jpg

ethereal_reality Jul 19, 2019 5:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 8636338)
Actually...the address is 7227...as in 7227 Beverly Boulevard. (The TB is listed there in the 34CD, perhaps others.) Looks like it was moved to 1630 La Cienega in 1948,
where it lasted 40 more years....


https://i.postimg.cc/L6qp6Hfq/twinbarrelsmatch-bmp.jpg


GW, what about this 1010 Slauson address?

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/3...921/ZFrxrL.jpg

Would I be correct to say that this is the original location.

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ethereal_reality Jul 19, 2019 5:55 PM

Beloved Infidel

I believe the following two slides were taken by the same person that took...

this slide.
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/3...921/FftD4Y.jpg


The dates match up & they're from the same seller.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/as8iun.jpg
EBAY






https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/TV33H5.jpg
EBAY

odinthor, just be glad your parents didn't drag you to see Beloved Infidel.

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MichaelRyerson Jul 19, 2019 6:27 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8636691)
Beloved Infidel


The dates match up & they're from the same seller.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/as8iun.jpg
EBAY



GW's station wagon over here on the left?

Martin Pal Jul 19, 2019 6:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8636691)
Beloved Infidel

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/TV33H5.jpg
EBAY

odinthor, just be glad your parents didn't drag you to see Beloved Infidel.

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:previous:
Beloved Infidel played at Grauman's from Friday, November 20, 1959 - Thursday, December 17, 1959 (4 Weeks).

That Coffee Dan's sign in the distance looks pretty big. I was wondering when the last year was that Hollywood Blvd. was decorated with these huge lighted Christmas tress. Was it 1959-60? Might've been.

GaylordWilshire Jul 19, 2019 9:59 PM

:previous:


Beloved Infidel and Hollywood remind me that I recently uncovered an album I put together from a 1977 trip to LA. I drove around taking pictures inspired by Rayner Banham's Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies but also some others, including these two that were part of my high-school-into-college obsession with Fitzgerald. 1) His apartment at 1403 N. Laurel, where he lived from May 1940 until he died not there but at 2) Sheilah Graham's apartment around the corner at 1443 N. Hayworth on Dec 21, 1940 (so I noted on the back of the pic). I think both apartments were on the ground floor in the corner.


1
https://i.postimg.cc/s2gvf1YF/1403nlaurel-FSF.jpg


2
https://i.postimg.cc/430NJP4t/1443nhayworthgraham.jpg
(A little clumsy with the Instamatic there....)

ethereal_reality Jul 19, 2019 10:54 PM

:previous:

It was MichaelRyerson that spied your woody, not me.

Lwize Jul 19, 2019 11:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FredH (Post 8636181)
Drink Triple XXX Creamy Root Beer!

Isn't that XXXXXXXXX Creamy Root Beer?

BillinGlendaleCA Jul 20, 2019 4:30 AM

I went out of a photo adventure this afternoon and the train past an area of recent discussion here, Fletcher Field. Here's a photo from the train from Glendale to Union Station:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...cb0889a2_b.jpg20190719_124528_A-Edit.jpg by BillinGlendaleCA, on Flickr.

One of the quests on my adventure was to find the newly installed plaque memorializing 'El Aliso'. I was unsuccessful, though when I got home I checked the internets and figured I probably stepped right over it(it's embedded in the sidewalk). Maybe on my next trip downtown...

CityBoyDoug Jul 20, 2019 9:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8636691)
Beloved Infidel

I believe the following two slides were taken by the same person that took...



The dates match up & they're from the same seller.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/as8iun.jpg
EBAY


It was a tradition in those days for the theater manager to park their Cadillac in front of the theater. In this case its a 1956 model.

ethereal_reality Jul 20, 2019 5:43 PM

Four mystery transparencies....Los Angeles



#1.........................................................................................................................................................Feb. 1974

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...921/9La6pE.jpg
eBay









#2.........................................................................................................................................................Feb. 1974

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/BPRPW2.jpg
eBay







#3.........................................................................................................................................................June 7 (?)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...922/5V8ebi.jpg
eBay











#4.........................................................................................................................................................Dec. 1976

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/zUndYU.jpg
eBay
.....................................................................................................................................If You Build It They Will Come.


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ethereal_reality Jul 20, 2019 5:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 8637262)
It was a tradition in those days for the theater manager to park their Cadillac in front of the theater. In this case its a 1956 model.

I've never heard that before, CBD. Thanks for pointing that out to us.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/sSBJGt.jpg
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I just noticed the curb is painted white and there are two cones marking his parking place.



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Martin Pal Jul 20, 2019 6:02 PM

:previous:

In that Chinese Theatre slide, taken Nov.-Dec. 1959, we see the First Federal Building looking completed. At least the exterior. I saw this photo recently captioned: (1959)- FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS (Hollywood & Highland) Under Construction. Love the pine tree on the left. When did the First Federal Bldg. officially open?

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D6n6DQjUIAAO5ha.jpgClassic LA/Hollywood Facebook

And someone's snapshot of Highland and Hollywood taken November 3, 1978:

https://live.staticflickr.com/6175/6...3a15a6ae_b.jpgFaitos/Flickr

HossC Jul 20, 2019 6:16 PM

I think this is new to the thread, although the photo archive in question, and the associated book, were discussed way back in 2009/2010 - see post #224, post #225 and post #1664.

The House of Lucie at ROW DTLA is currently (July 10th through August 11th) hosting an exhibition called “The Art of the Archive”. It features crime scene photos taken for the LAPD between 1925 and the 1970s. You can read more at fstoppers.com. Fototeka founder Merrick Morton talks about the noirish archive in a short video at www.bbc.com.

Here's a small selection:

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...heArchive1.jpg

LA mob hit (previously seen much smaller).

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...heArchive2.jpg

Some "marihuana".

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...heArchive3.jpg

And finally, a hole has appeared in the park. Police are looking into it! (Sorry, I couldn't resist the old joke)

https://i809.photobucket.com/albums/...heArchive4.jpg

All www.instagram.com/lapdarchive/LAPD/Fototeka

CityBoyDoug Jul 20, 2019 8:04 PM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 8637438)
I've never heard that before, CBD. Thanks for pointing that out to us.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/6...922/sSBJGt.jpg
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:previous: The curb is painted white at that spot and there are two cones marking his parking place.







https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/543/N0m7tD.gif.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................





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They usually parked their car in front of the theater on Sunday before they left for lunch. By the traffic in your other photos this appears to be Sunday morning.....typical.

unihikid Jul 20, 2019 8:43 PM

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Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 8635083)
A few obscure silent outtakes...does anyone recognize this gate in Mary Pickford’s Stella Maris? Or the house glimpsed in the Our Gang short Ten Years Old?


https://i.postimg.cc/d0fQ1ykT/silent1-bmp.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/Y06tbDX1/silent2-bmp.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/XY7nk89C/silent3-bmp.jpg

GW, i feel strange asking you this but didn't you mention on your excellent blog that Hal Roach had a mansion in Berkeley Square where he either filmed or used it as a location for some scenes in Our Gang?

GaylordWilshire Jul 20, 2019 10:37 PM

:previous:


unihikid: Yes, Hal Roach lived at 22 Berkeley Square...and while I wanted the view through the door to be of one of the houses across the street from his, it isn't. Or any of the other Square houses...though there are two that are visually unaccounted for.

Hal's house:
https://www.berkeleysquarelosangeles...ach-house.html


EDIT-- I might have found the house seen through the doorway in "Ten Years Old"-- I think it's a backdrop photo of 650 Muirfield Road, built by Leo Bergin in 1923...no house was ever directly across from it. Bergin was a partner in the LA Soap Company, and we've seen various items about him before...although maybe not the bit of noir under the pics below.

https://i.postimg.cc/1RFcmbVS/650mui...ch2014-bmp.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/cJ9yJrjv/650mui...2018-2-bmp.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/v8njJqQg/650-Mu...T32209-bmp.jpg
From a March 2009 ad in the LAT



From the LAT Sept 18, 1931 (not sure I got all the pieces of the story in sequence, but frankly I got tired of all the work. I'm sure you'll get the gist).
https://i.postimg.cc/8PCjt0QW/bergin1-bmp.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/nhtNn6F9/bergin20-bmp.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/jdrrjWvj/bergin9-bmp.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/dt7ngnGk/bergin50-bmp.jpg


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