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Well, if you are going to crash, I guess he picked the right spot!

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Here is a really nice set of Angels Flight photos from the L.A. Times.
(keep clicking forward through the advertisements)

http://framework.latimes.com/2011/01...st-opening/#/0
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The LA Auto Show opens this Friday. Woo hoo! I go every year.

In honor of that...

Here's a picture from 1958, actress Sandra Giles and the "You Auto Buy Now" week campaign.

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And here's a picture of The Smiling Irishman at Western and Pico, 1952.

From electrospark's flickr

^^^I'd like a 50 dollar car, please! Here, let me go to the ATM. :-P
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Sopas_ej, remember the post from several years ago about the auto show that burnt down?
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Sopas_ej, remember the post from several years ago about the auto show that burnt down?
Yes I do remember that. It was to be held in tents or something, but a huge fire broke out and it was moved to the Shrine Expo Center, right?
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Yes! And all the burnt cars were transferred to a junk yard across the street. Needless to say, it all seemed suspicious.

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The Adohr Creamery Company at 1801 La Cienega circa Jan. 1, 1931.
This place looks enormous! Notice the sculpture near the palm tree on the right.




LAPL





below: Here's an aerial of the area that used to be the Adohr Creamery.


google street view





below: Today it is the La Cienega Plaza mall. -Shopping Hell-


google street view






http://www.flickr.com/photos/captainspaulding/page764/








http://www.flickr.com/photos/captainspaulding/page764/

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Sopas: Love the Smiling Irishman's lot, and love that fur-covered T-bird. And the model--I am continually amazed by the style of brassieres in the fifties--how men got women to display their goods so weirdly, and then designed car bumpers the same way, up and OUT, watch out, I'm comin' through!

And so the model remined me of Dagmar, who bequeathed her name to the bumpers...

LAPL
Per the LAPL: "Looking every inch a television star, Dagmar enjoys an evening at Ciro's with her husband, Dan Dayton
(left); Lorraine Cugat (second from right), estranged wife of Bandleader Xavier Cugat, and her escort, Gould Morrison.
Dagmar, who is big on TV in the east, flew out here to spend some time with her husband."


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3184 W. 8th Street--it's come a long, sad way from '57 Sixty Specials, gold-lettered storefronts, and matrons in hats...

Google Street View
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Great post GaylordWilshire. lol
My Dad always said the ladies put marbles in the tips of their bras to make them extra pointy.
But what happens if you take someone home....wouldn't you end up with two marbles rolling around on the floor?


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That 'before and after' is a crying shame. It hurts me to see that.
What does it say above the entryway....Haddon Hall?

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And so the model remined me of Dagmar, who bequeathed her name to the bumpers...

LAPL
Ah yes, Dagmar bumpers. When they first came out, they were all chrome, but they inflicted much damage to cars that were rear-ended by them. So on later models, GM put black rubber tips on them to minimize damage--but the rubber tips gave them a pastied look, didn't they... or it made them look like breasts with huge silver-dollar nipples.

Yeah, women wore those bullet bras in the 1950s; I don't think breasts started looking "natural" again until the 1960s.

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1954

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LAPL

Dagmars out front, Continental kits out back (named for the original Lincoln Continentals of the '40s):

IMCDB
Baby Jane pulling her '47 Continental into 172 S. McCadden

Back to Dagmars for a moment...pre-pasties: Cadillac's '55 version...
californiaclassix.com

How come they weren't called "Janes"?
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Or "Jaynes"?
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Timing is everything, I guess.
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some color images i stumbled upon from the 50's that i don't recall seeing before.

Brand Boulevard Glendale


Source: Viewliner Ltd

7th and broadway


Source: Viewliner Ltd

San Fernando Road Burbank


Source: Viewliner Ltd
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below: The same view today.


google street view
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That 'before and after' is a crying shame. It hurts me to see that.
What does it say above the entryway....Haddon Hall?
Sorry to inflict pain, e_r. Yes, it says Haddon Hall. The view is perhaps a little less painful from this angle:

http://you-are-here.com
Haddon Hall was designed by S. Charles Lee, famous for his many great movie theaters in L.A. as well as the
Max Factor studio in Hollywood.

Apparently, Haddon Hall was built as an apartment hotel in 1925, and was to originally have been called,
uneuphoniously, the Oberndorf Apartments. Below are some interior shots.
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Burbank?

San Fernando Road Burbank


Source: Viewliner Ltd[/QUOTE]

Are we sure this is San Fernando in Burbank? It really reminds me of Ventura Blvd. at Laurel Canyon...

On a side note, I LOVE this forum!!!!!
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It is indeed Burbank. I can tell by the lamp posts.

Welcome to the forums, by the way!
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i've said this before...i'll say it again......

you can tell a street by it's lamp posts???!!!??

sopas ej, you are and have always been my idol........i'm not worthy!


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Round up the usual suspects!

Quite a collection of mugs


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Story here:

http://framework.latimes.com/2011/11/17/police-show-up/
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LAPL

The lamps tell all. The LAPL describes this pic this way: "View of the principal retail shopping section of San Fernando Road, Burbank, looking southeast from San Jose Avenue on October 8, 1963."

Some big shopping center seems to on top of this intersection now; it looks like gs's pic and the LAPL shot are of the same block from different directions, at least looking at the Thrifty Drugs, Seaboard Loans, and Sav-on signs. So whatever happened to "Beautiful Downtown Burbank" anyway?
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Thanks for the information on Haddon Hall GaylordWilshire. I never would have guessed it was by S. Charles Lee.
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