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Old Posted Apr 17, 2012, 3:21 AM
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1920s snapshot of Ostrich Farm in Los Angeles.



Compare this to a 1,000 monkeys on an island.
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Old Posted Apr 17, 2012, 3:34 AM
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All these years researching L.A. and I have never heard of this Monkey Island. I mean...it even had that gigantic neon sign!!

I've always been a bit 'ho-hum' about the Ostrich, Pigeon, and Alligators Farms but this Monkey Island is a different story.
It sounds so cool. So a moat keeps them on the island? Can't monkeys swim?
Actually e_r, I don't think anyone has covered the Alligator Farm on this thread, and that was going to be my next topic. I want to review my images before posting but will throw this one out right now -- I mean, how can you not love it?


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Old Posted Apr 17, 2012, 3:42 AM
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Love it David!




I wasn't aware of this proposal for an incline railway in Griffith Park.


http://www.skyscrapercity.com/

Looking at the illustration I wondered which summit? With a little research I found there are six named summits in Griffith Park.

Bee Rock (1056')
Mt. Chapel (1614')
Mt. Bell (1582')
Mt. Hollywood (1625')
Glendale Peak (1184')



below: I also came across this rather discouraging photograph of 'Bee Rock'.


http://danshikingblog.blogspot.com/2...-august-5.html

So what's the point of the fence....to discourage suicides?

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Old Posted Apr 17, 2012, 4:17 AM
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http://hollywoodhistoricphotos.ipowe...tore/index.php

Monkey Island's sets and features must have been huge -- notice how small the workmen and monkeys appear! On the blogs I've saw different opinions about the location but I think I know where it was. More later...

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Yeah, I noticed that too a few months ago while doing my Laurel Canyon explorations; I think I mentioned something about it here. As part of all that I had been researching road construction around there, and found an L.A. Times article that talked about the Hollywood Blvd. extension, which of course happened in conjunction with new home developments - late 30's or early 40's, I think.

I drove the Hollywood Blvd. section once, and was amazed that it just went on and on. It's very narrow and twisty, and goes quite a ways through the hills, finally ending at Sunset Plaza Drive (which I think was extended up to Appian Way at about the same time as the Hollywood Blvd. construction).
While I was looking for something else entirely, I came across this vid from a real estate agent driving up Hollywood Blvd. into the Hollywood Hills that I thought you all might like to see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMOk1...feature=relmfu My question for the guy would be what kind of mount he's using for his camera, because I'd love to get one!

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Old Posted Apr 17, 2012, 8:32 PM
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Don't forget the lion farm:


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Temple Israel of Hollywood, 1948 and 2011. Discovering that Hollywood Boulevard extended west of Laurel Canyon reminded me again of the known but quiet part of the street between the Canyon and La Brea. I know we've seen the church nearby that actor Donald Crisp nearly drove his Cadillac into (check it out here), but here's another religious edifice worth a look.



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Protest against removal of trolley system in L.A.

I am practicing searching LAPL and posting photos from the web. Hope to also include better links to my LA trip from a week ago if this works. Thinking about how much effort is being put into adding to the light rail lines now in 2012, citizens at the time realized how much they would regret removing what they had then. Caption at LAPL says, "Folks from San Fernando park a covered wagon outside City Hall as a way to express to the city fathers that this is the sort of transportation they'll need if the Pacific Electric is permitted to abandon its major interurban trolley sytem. Riding the wagon are William A. Trow, J. Win Austin and Lee Warburton. Photo dated: March 17, 1949. "
BTW, I KNOW this photo is backward not only because of the letting but there is no way to line up the Times Building with City Hall from this angle. Anyone know how to get this turned around or tell the LAPL they have it backward?

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Aah, that's better. (What would we do without Photoshop?)


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alanlutz:

If you ever have any corrections on LAPL material, just email them using the link at the bottom of the search interface:

http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/photosearchADV.jsp?

They really do appreciate the help.
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Marion Parker was abducted from Mount Vernon school at 4066 West 17th Street in 1927, around the time of the black & white shot at top. I'm not so naïve as to think that the building
inspired by George Washington's house, later painted white, wouldn't also be covered by graffiti if it were still standing, but who could blame even grown-ups for covering the current
incarnation with it? Apparently tags are a major problem for what is now the Johnnie Cochran Middle School at 4066 Johnny Cochran Vista. One site posits that the exterior of the
school was changed for maintenance reasons, but it looks like a whole new building to me. Anyway, while the new school is uninspiring architecturally (to put it mildly), at least the
entablature of the old school was saved and rests in the front yard.

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There wasn't any information on this photo I found on ebay. It looks like a still from a silent movie but I don't recognize the actor.
Can anyone pinpoint where this was taken?


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While I was looking for something else entirely, I came across this vid from a real estate agent driving up Hollywood Blvd. into the Hollywood Hills that I thought you all might like to see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMOk1...feature=relmfu My question for the guy would be what kind of mount he's using for his camera, because I'd love to get one!

Virtually no traffic on that part of Hollywood Blvd. Nice tour of the million dollar homes.
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LAPL

Well, e_r, I know that that's the old Central Division police station to the left...
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I couldn't remember the Marion Parker case so I googled her name. Oh boy, I'm surprised I didn't remember this murder because it was exceptionally brutal.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marion_Parker

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Thanks for the info G_W, I didn't recognize the old jail.


The two buildings with 'cupolas' are especially intriguing. They don't look like they belong downtown.
They remind me of a mill or grain elevator.

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This is one of the best summaries of the Parker case: http://www.cemeteryguide.com/gotw-parker.html.


And I remember that when we talked about the Parker story before, there was a bit of an Ayn Rand connection: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1836.
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Speaking of police stations...



Here's a great noirish shot of the doorway of University Division, once at at 809 West Jefferson. The LAPL's caption: "At 12:01 a.m. today, Lt. Ronald Williamson locks up old University Division Police Station.... The Police Department transferred the division operations to a new station located at Denker and Santa Barbara Avenues. Photo dated: February 15, 1962." Here's a 1936 view of the station:




The 1962 replacement described in the LAPL caption above:


Perhaps not quite as disappointing a replacement as that of Mount Vernon school, but the Denny's now on the site of the old station does add insult to injury....

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While I was looking for something else entirely, I came across this vid from a real estate agent driving up Hollywood Blvd. into the Hollywood Hills that I thought you all might like to see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMOk1...feature=relmfu My question for the guy would be what kind of mount he's using for his camera, because I'd love to get one!

My guess would be one of the GoPro cameras www.gopro.com
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Thanks for the link. Perhaps I'll have to ask Santa for one.
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