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Old Posted Nov 6, 2015, 4:27 AM
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re: "Mae West's Apartments"

Earlier this evening I happened across this exceptional postcard on eBay.

At first I thought this was the back side of the Ravenswood Apartments as viewed from Arden Boulevard.







But after checking google_earth, I realized it's actually a side view taken from Clinton Street.






Believe it or not, back in the day, the lighted Ravenswood sign and the giant revolving "R" (now gone) were visible from Hollywood and Vine.


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...id/21393/rec/1




In case you have bad eyes like me, here's a close-up with some pointers.


detail

I don't know what that lighted area is above "Ravenswood" (it almost looks like a bat)

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