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Old Posted Nov 14, 2013, 7:07 PM
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-Thanks GW, I thought you might know the answer.
So it's Adolphus Fixen is it. I'll have to try and find out some more information on him.

The house was built far earlier than I would have guess.
The upswing at each end of the roof resembles polynesian island architecture, while the extra sharp gables almost look science-fiction.
I can't even imagine what the interior looks like.
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:prevoius: -Thanks GW, I thought you might know the answer.
So it's Adolphus Fixen is it. I'll have to try and find out some more information on him.

The house was built far earlier than I would have guess.
The upswing at each end of the roof resembles polynesian island architecture, while the extra sharp gables almost look science-fiction.
I can't even imagine what the interior looks like.
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The design is reminiscent to me of the Karo Batak houses found in northern Sumatra, Indonesia (I traveled through there) although similar structures can be found in many places in the South Pacific but these are somewhat unique to the Batak with the swept-up ends designed to resemble ox or bull horns. I wouldn't be surprised to find that Adolphus Fixen was once a missionary. Dutch perhaps. Most of the Batak practice Christianity.

http://www.banghadinainggolan.com/20...1_archive.html

http://www.123rf.com/photo_4196451_t...f-a-field.html

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Old Posted Nov 14, 2013, 9:21 PM
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fhammon, here's another 'so-called' Polynesian influenced house.
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google aerial


I came across it quite by accident a month or so ago. It's on the northwest corner of Arlington & 24th.






There is a nice bungalow next door as well.


gsv


I am not sure, but I think both these homes are owned by the park district.


gsv
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Old Posted Nov 14, 2013, 9:27 PM
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Very similar indeed. They seem very odd for Los Angeles.

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adolphus fixen

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:prevoius: -Thanks GW, I thought you might know the answer.
So it's Adolphus Fixen is it. I'll have to try and find out some more information on him.

The house was built far earlier than I would have guess.
The upswing at each end of the roof resembles polynesian island architecture, while the extra sharp gables almost look science-fiction.
I can't even imagine what the interior looks like.
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Adolphus Henery Fixen was born in Racine, Wisconsin in November of 1862. He married Mary Lewis in Racine in 1890 and apparently moved to Los Angeles in about 1891. He appears here in the voter registrations in 1892 and in 1896. In those years he lived at 1137 27th street. The 1900 Census has him and his wife Mary living with his in-laws the Lewises on West 27th in Los Angeles. The Census records show him as being a merchant and a salesman. By 1920 he is living in the household of his brother William Fixen on Hughes Avenue in Los Angeles. Mary is not listed. He died in Los Angeles in 1941
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Old Posted Nov 14, 2013, 10:09 PM
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Clara Bow's IT CAFE on Vine Street at the Hollywood Plaza Hotel:

felixinhollywood

Matchbook:

Askville


I realize that we've 'visited' Ms. Bow's It Cafe several times on the thread, but I believe these photographs are new to NLA.


Who is Phil Selznick?


ebay




ebay





Chilled Ozone!!


ebay




It Noir.

http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...Number=5144515
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Who is Phil Selznick?
According to the bio by A.J. Marik on www.findagrave.com:

"[He was the] owner of popular and notorious Sunset Strip night clubs Mocambo, Sphinx Club, and the It Cafe. Brother of producer Lewis J. Selznick. Uncle of legendary producer David O. Selznick."


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Not fond of "it"

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I realize that we've 'visited' Ms. Bow's It Cafe several times on the thread, but I believe the photographs below are new to NLA.
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Yes...the search feature isn't too fond of "It" --

Clara Bow originally opened the cafe, with her husband Rex Bell (Clara Bell?), as a project to keep her mind off the miscarriage she recently had suffered. She was going to be there on a regular basis, but within a couple weeks of opening she was pregnant again. She was terrified of losing another child so she took to bed. Phil Selznick bought the IT Cafe sometime after they closed it.
--"Runnin' Wild' by David Stenn (page 250)

The academy (AMPAS) showed footage once of Clara Bow holding court with the press one night at the "IT" Cafe and signing some autographs for fans and customers.

Now--what is Chilled Ozone?
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Old Posted Nov 14, 2013, 11:46 PM
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Thanks for answering my question HossC and Martin.
-and thanks for the information on architect Adolphus Fixen oldstuff. -much appreciated
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I haven't heard of many of these places, so this map is fascinating. Bublichki sounds interesting.
Russian Cuisine



I hope someone can dig up a larger scan of this photo.

old cd of mine


interior/bar area

unknown/possibly ebay
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E_R wow - thanks for that post. I hadn't come up with anything so far.

As for the 8846 Sunset Blvd. address. The Viper Room is 8852 and going east the liquor store next to it (Temer's) is 8850. Then there's Larrabee Street and then the site of where Tower Video (across the street from Tower records) was located. Currently unoccupied. They had an address of 8844. Unless there's something to the right of the photo, I'm guessing Bublichki was on the corner of Sunset and Larrabee Street. Can anyone read that sign on the left? At first I thought it said something about Thanksgiving and wondered what a Russian Thanksgiving meal would consist of.

Also, that address doesn't seem like there'd be room to park cars in front of it? Maybe it's built sideways.
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Coincidence?

SIDEBAR:

It just occurred to me, and I checked to verify this, in the I Love Lucy episode
"Ricky Asks for a Raise" where Ethel, Fred and Lucy dress up as different people
(including Fred in drag) so they can cancel their reservations to show how popular
Ricky Ricardo is, that in one of these scenes Ethel plays a Russian Countess and
Lucy calls her "Countess Bublichki" !!!
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It would make my day is someone could dig up some information on this eccentric bungalow on the 400 block of E. Adams Blvd.
between Maple Ave. & Trinity St.



GSV



-it transcends any known architectural style that I know of (ok, that's a bit much)





aerial/with delineated angles

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I've driven by that house a few times while exploring. That section of East Adams really has some incredible Victorians left. Is it possible the house has been altered into its present appearance? When I first saw it, my mind wouldn't let me accept any other explanation for the unusual architecture, lol.



About the other house you found on 24th & Arlington, I think it's been covered on Noirish before, but it was built in 1902 for Joseph Dupuy. You're right, it's now owned by the city and operated as a recreation center, and now known as the "South Seas House." More info to be found here.
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I've driven by that house a few times while exploring. That section of East Adams really has some incredible Victorians left. Is it possible the house has been altered into its present appearance? When I first saw it, my mind wouldn't let me accept any other explanation for the unusual architecture, lol.



About the other house you found on 24th & Arlington, I think it's been covered on Noirish before, but it was built in 1902 for Joseph Dupuy. You're right, it's now owned by the city and operated as a recreation center, and now known as the "South Seas House." More info to be found here.
I used to drive by here all the time on the way to the Expo Park museums. IIRC, for many years there was an exterior staircase that led up to a doorway in one of the second story dormers. At the time the whole place was weatherbeaten and run down, and it looked as if a gentle breeze would blow it over.
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Random then and now: Broadway & 40th, 1963 and 2011

I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm loving the idea of a Vineland Poultry Laboratory occupying a nondescript brick building in what used to be a major industrial area of the city. Really, it sounds like something out of an early Mad Magazine article. Imagine living in that house next door and always having to tell new visitors that you live next to the Poultry Lab.
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Random then and now: Broadway & 40th, 1963 and 2011

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I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm loving the idea of a Vineland Poultry Laboratory occupying a nondescript brick building in what used to be a major industrial area of the city. Really, it sounds like something out of an early Mad Magazine article. Imagine living in that house next door and always having to tell new visitors that you live next to the Poultry Lab.
Can't have been much fun living next door the the lab--live chickens, dead chickens, fowl pox disease, vaccine work. "Vineland" refers to the town in New Jersey--here's an excerpt from Wikipedia:

"Vineland Poultry Laboratories (now Lohman Animal Health) was started by Arthur Goldhaft. Dr. Goldhaft is credited with putting 'a chicken in every pot' after developing the fowl pox chicken vaccine that saved millions of chickens from death. Dr. Goldhaft's work at Vineland Poultry Laboratories in Vineland, helped protect the world's chicken supply from the fowl pox disease."


Living in the apartment building at left in 1963 was Diane June Selinsky:

LAT Aug 6, 1963
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From a recent auction of celebrity memorabilia...more here: http://www.juliensauctions.com/image...ml#/351/zoomed


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Last night I went looking for some of the places on e_r's recent "Los Angeles Life Fun Map". My search led me to YouTube and to one of Alison Martino's videos titled Los Angeles in the 1940s. Here are a few screengrabs. The second half of the video concentrates on various Brown Derby locations.

Edit: The YouTube video is now showing as private. It seems to have been a compilation of videos at The Producers Library which are still available:

Sarnez and Ollie Hammond's Steak House
Farmer's Market Stores
Brown Derby Bamboo Room


YouTube

Another of Alison Martino's videos, Restaurant exteriors 1940, shows several more of the locations on e_r's map, and a few others.

Edit: This video is also private. The relevant videos at The Producers Library are:

Lawry's, Romanoff's, Bob Dalton's, Richlor's and Henry's Tail of the Cock
Bit of Sweden and Ciro's
Sphinx Club and Mocambo
Chasen's
La Rue
Hostess House Smorgasbord

NB. The images in these videos appear to have been cropped compared to the video which was on YouTube.



YouTube

While I was looking through the videos, I came across a short black & white film called Hollywood Blvd / Glory Days. At about 50 seconds in, the camera passes Coffee Dan's (the neon arrows can be seen strobing):


YouTube

I tried to find out something about Somerset House (just above Ollie Hammond's on the map), but Google kept showing me pictures of its namesake building in London. I did find this matchbook of Somerset House in Riverside.


Ebay

The photo below came with no indication of location. It looks quite similar to the building on the matchbook, but maybe the one near Ollie Hammond's looked something like this too.


Ebay

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Brown Derby Hollywood Blvd has depicted on this thread many times. Several of the images were linked to USC's older format and now a memory.

http://media.disneywebcontent.com/St...0Derby_700.jpg

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4112/5...94c6d476_o.jpg


Source indicates "Tom Mix and other cowboy actors." I think I recognize Roy Rogers (2) and Trigger, but not Tom. The cowboy wearing a hat like Tom wore seems too underdressed to be Sr. Mix. Source also indicates "early 1900s, but it is a guess that this photo is from early '40s, if not later, taken in connection with the Hollywood Christmas parade. (Stream of beer?)

http://collections.theautry.org/MWEB...ll/95_5_12.jpg

Monty Montana - '45 XMas Parade
http://collections.theautry.org/MWEB.../97_126_62.jpg

Monty in '47 Parade
http://collections.theautry.org/MWEB.../97_126_60.jpg


Hoppy and Topper, '48
http://collections.theautry.org/MWEB.../97_126_90.jpg

Rex Allen and Koko, '50
http://collections.theautry.org/MWEB.../97_126_85.jpg


Tom
http://collections.theautry.org/MWEB...95_139_182.jpg

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