HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForum
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Photography Forums > Found City Photos

Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #30321  
Old Posted Aug 13, 2015, 3:42 AM
Lorendoc Lorendoc is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 293
[QUOTE=MichaelRyerson;6047951]
Liberty, George Stevens, 1929

Yup, looking south over the triangle formed by Broadway, Broadway Place/Main, and 11th Street:


Historic Map Works

The George W. Dewey furniture store is visible mid-block at 1055 S. Main. It had a number of nearby locations, but was at that address when the scene was shot.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #30322  
Old Posted Aug 13, 2015, 5:17 AM
C. King's Avatar
C. King C. King is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Winston Salem NC
Posts: 71
Quote:
Originally Posted by ethereal_reality View Post
"Aftermath of torrential rains, 1938."


eBay

A very interesting photograph, but I am not sure of the exact location.

__
Looking south along the LA River from the Riverside Dr/Figueroa St Bridge that was just replaced. Building in the background on left is the old City Jail in Lincoln Heights. Far right hand side is the "Pigeon Farm" Yard for the SP RR. Currently the Metro Gold Line Yard.

Hope that helps.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #30323  
Old Posted Aug 13, 2015, 12:16 PM
HossC's Avatar
HossC HossC is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 3,535
Great extra information on Arrigo Balboni, e_r. You also beat me to posting that chop suey picture .


-----------------


Quote:
Originally Posted by rcarlton View Post

Found an interesting theater at Whittier and Atlantic.

LAPL
Exterior of the Spanish style Golden Gate Theatre, located at 5176 Whittier Boulevard in East Los Angeles. Guadalajara Jewelers and Vasquez Shoe Repair, along with other shops are also visible in a neighboring building located. Some of the signs are in Spanish. Theater designed by Clifford A. Balch.

Architect Clifford A. Balch designed the 1927 Churrigueresque/Deco style Golden Gate Theater and Vega Building, located at 5176 East Whittier Boulevard, at the corner of Atlantic in East Los Angeles. The entrance replicated the portal of the University of Salamanca in Spain and the original 12 stores, also of Spanish design, were housed on the first floor of the Vega Building. The theater was designed both as a legitimate playhouse, seating 1,500 and a movie house. The courtyard contained two fountains and A.B. Heinsberger created the interiors.
The whole of rcarlton's 2012 post, including interior and "now" pictures, can be found here. I think this "c1930" image pre-dates all of them. It's also the only one I've seen that shows the weathervane on the tower.


eBay

I remember when I first saw the "now" pictures, I had trouble working out what was left. Here's a 1948 aerial showing the theater near the middle of the block on the south-west corner of the intersection. It looks like there was a circular drive-in on the north-east corner. It became a gas station sometime between 1953 and 1964.


Historic Aerials

In 2004, the theater was virtually the only building on the block.


Historic Aerials

As has been previously mentioned (see links below), the theater is now a CVS Pharmacy...


GSV

...and the block has filled in with other businesses.


Google Maps


Follow-ups to rcarlton's original post:

revheavyg - http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=11432

tovangar2 - http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=11442
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #30324  
Old Posted Aug 13, 2015, 3:28 PM
so-cal-bear so-cal-bear is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by HossC View Post
Great extra information on Arrigo Balboni, e_r. You also beat me to posting that chop suey picture .


-----------------




The whole of rcarlton's 2012 post, including interior and "now" pictures, can be found here. I think this "c1930" image pre-dates all of them. It's also the only one I've seen that shows the weathervane on the tower.


eBay

I remember when I first saw the "now" pictures, I had trouble working out what was left. Here's a 1948 aerial showing the theater near the middle of the block on the south-west corner of the intersection. It looks like there was a circular drive-in on the north-east corner. It became a gas station sometime between 1953 and 1964.


Historic Aerials

In 2004, the theater was virtually the only building on the block.


Historic Aerials

As has been previously mentioned (see links below), the theater is now a CVS Pharmacy...


GSV

...and the block has filled in with other businesses.


Google Maps


Follow-ups to rcarlton's original post:

revheavyg - http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=11432

tovangar2 - http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=11442


The ol' noggin's still good! I remember all those surrounding buildings were demolished after the 1987 Whittier Narrows earthquake. And that tall theater building was abandoned since 87' I don't go to that area anymore as I did as a kid. Even in the early 2000's that building stood solitary and decaying. Cool they decided to salvage it. And that has to be the biggest CVS pharmacy I have ever seen!

Here's a cool site with tons of photos of the theater.

https://sites.google.com/site/losang...es/golden-gate
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #30325  
Old Posted Aug 13, 2015, 5:05 PM
jg6544 jg6544 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,027
Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnny Socko View Post
Forgive me, for I have sinned: Although I was always an infrequent poster here, I have been remiss in following the board for a while. As part of my penance, I shall post something hopefully interesting (as well as catch-up on the recent posts). I apologize in advance for any formatting errors.

First things first: It was gratifying to see myself recognized by Alfaro Legido as a "Smart Contributor" in post # 29037. I would have settled for "Enthusiastic Follower".

Second, I saw my name invoked last year by one of the regulars, in response to this post in which I mentioned that Lafayette Park Place used to be named "Sunset Place". My source for that was a historic street map identifying the street as Sunset Place, but of course I am now unable to find both the map and the post that referred to mine.

With that out of the way...I would like to introduce Miss Anita King.

Anita King, known as "The Paramount Girl" for a time, was a unique and remarkable woman who was an actress, automobile racer, and stunt driver. These days she is best remembered not for her fame as an early Hollywood cinema actress, but as the first woman to drive across the United States, and the first person to do it solo (as far as I've been able to find).


Anita King (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped.../AnitaKing.jpg)

Ms King was under contract with Famous Players-Lasky Corporation, later known as Paramount, after their merger with Adolph Zukor's production company. She appears on the Lasky promotional flyer that E_R has posted here before (in relation to the Lasky Ranch):


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Famous...yers_Lasky.jpg

Anita King was born Anita Keppen to German-American parents in Michigan City, Indiana. Both parents had died by the time she was 14 (her father by suicide), and she later lost a beloved sister to illness.

Having found work as a model and stage actress in Chicago, she moved to Los Angeles around 1908, where she developed a fascination with autos and driving, eventually becoming a competitive race driver. Following an accident in 1910, she decided to slow down, and returned to her previous profession of acting -- eventually landing at FP-L/Paramount.

Legend has it that in 1915, she overheard Jesse Lasky assert that the Lincoln Highway would not in sufficient shape for a woman to drive it for another 10 years. Ms King challenged the notion, and Mr. Lasky recognized an outstanding promotional opportunity...

Thus, on August 25, 1915, Ms King set out from Los Angeles to San Francisco, the first leg of an epic journey to New York that was sponsored in part by Firestone and KisselKar. KisselKar marketed itself as the rugged and reliable choice -- sort of the Subaru of its day.


TheOldMotor.comhttp://theoldmotor.com/?attachment_id=135445

She accomplished the feat in 49 days, with her most valuable tools being a shovel and a rifle. She was greeted in New York City by a delegation that included the Treasurer of the Lasky Coropration, one Samuel Goldfish. He would later achieve fame (and a higher station) after changing his name to Samuel Goldwyn.

Back in Los Angeles, King would star in a fictionalized feature film account of her own endeavor, titled "The Race", co-starring fellow Lasky player Victor Moore. For this film, King would famously perform a stunt that involved driving off a burning bridge at 65 mph, making a 70 ft jump, and wrecking the car (I did say it was a "fictionalized" account).


TheOldMotor.com http://theoldmotor.com/?p=135438

I've been an admirer of Anita King's since I first learned about her a few years ago. Therefore, I thought it was only fitting to honor her on this, the 100th Anniversary of her history-making journey. I suspect that she did it not for glory, but because she was grieving for her sister, and this challenge was sort of a reconciliation of her own life.

You can learn more about Anita King at various historic websites, including TheOldMotor.com and the Lincoln Highway Museum.

Most intriguingly, her great-great-grandnieces have set up an excellent Facebook page with many more photos, clippings, Paramount posters, and other effluvia. The nieces are planning a cross-country trip this summer to retrace the steps of their amazing aunt. To them I say: Excelsior!
What caught my eye was Japanese actor Sessue Hayakawa in that 1916 poster. He starred as the Japanese camp commander in "Bridge on the River Kwai" and received an Oscar nomination for his performance.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #30326  
Old Posted Aug 13, 2015, 5:27 PM
HossC's Avatar
HossC HossC is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 3,535


Sessue Hayakawa in "Bridge on the River Kwai".


Columbia Tristar
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #30327  
Old Posted Aug 13, 2015, 5:59 PM
ethereal_reality's Avatar
ethereal_reality ethereal_reality is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lafayette/West Lafayette IN, Purdue U.
Posts: 13,422
Quote:
Originally Posted by sopas ej View Post
On this anniversary of the Tate-LaBianca murders, here's a collection of Rosemary LaBianca's credit cards. I guess even in 1969, women still weren't allowed to have their own credit cards? Mrs. Leno LaBianca... I don't even think I've seen a "Mr." or "Mrs." on a credit card before.

cielodrive.com
sopas_ej, here's something Manson related as well.

I came across this on eBay several years ago.






eBay





eBay









eBay
_______





http://murdersofaugust69.freeforums.net/


http://murdersofaugust69.freeforums.net/



Jay Sebring with Sharon Tate

pinterest


WARNING Graphic content.

morgue photo
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/74872412527176763/

__

Last edited by ethereal_reality; Aug 13, 2015 at 6:24 PM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #30328  
Old Posted Aug 13, 2015, 6:09 PM
ethereal_reality's Avatar
ethereal_reality ethereal_reality is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lafayette/West Lafayette IN, Purdue U.
Posts: 13,422


eBay






gsv

These charming buildings still stand on Selma. That's the Chateau Marmont in the distance.

__

Last edited by ethereal_reality; Aug 13, 2015 at 6:27 PM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #30329  
Old Posted Aug 13, 2015, 6:12 PM
Earl Boebert Earl Boebert is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 435
What had to have been the last Jay Sebring franchise in existence hung on in Albuquerque until a couple of years ago.

Cheers,

Earl
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #30330  
Old Posted Aug 13, 2015, 6:30 PM
ethereal_reality's Avatar
ethereal_reality ethereal_reality is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lafayette/West Lafayette IN, Purdue U.
Posts: 13,422
Believe it or not, I'm still trying to find the address of the salon in Beverly Hills.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #30331  
Old Posted Aug 13, 2015, 7:05 PM
HossC's Avatar
HossC HossC is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 3,535


Sebring Hair Designing/Sebring International was at 725 N Fairfax Avenue in West Hollywood throughout the '60s, according to the City Directories.

Here's 725 N Fairfax today (the black building on the right). It's now home to the GoodForm Salon.


GSV

Last edited by HossC; Aug 13, 2015 at 7:20 PM. Reason: Added GSV image.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #30332  
Old Posted Aug 13, 2015, 7:20 PM
ethereal_reality's Avatar
ethereal_reality ethereal_reality is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lafayette/West Lafayette IN, Purdue U.
Posts: 13,422
Thanks Hoss. I always thought it was in Beverly Hills.

Wasn't the movie "Shampoo" (1975) partially based on Jay Sebring's life? (pre-murder)
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #30333  
Old Posted Aug 13, 2015, 7:46 PM
HossC's Avatar
HossC HossC is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 3,535


According to the 'Shampoo' trivia page at IMDb.com:

The lead character was based on actual hairdresser Jay Sebring and Jon Peters.

Wikipedia says:

The lead character, George Roundy, is reportedly based on several actual hairdressers, including Jay Sebring and film producer Jon Peters, who is a former hairdresser. Sebring was brutally murdered by the Charles Manson family in 1969. According to the 2010 book Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America by Peter Biskind, the screenwriter Towne based the character on Beverly Hills hairdresser Gene Shacove.

Whoever the character was based on, George Roundy's salon was in Beverly Hills.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #30334  
Old Posted Aug 13, 2015, 8:00 PM
ethereal_reality's Avatar
ethereal_reality ethereal_reality is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lafayette/West Lafayette IN, Purdue U.
Posts: 13,422
Quote:
Originally Posted by HossC View Post

As has been previously mentioned, the theater is now a CVS Pharmacy...


GSV
This has to be the most unique CVS in the country!

Here are some interior photographs of the CVS by C.J. Salgado.


http://www.theeastsiderla.com/2012/0...as-drug-store/


http://www.theeastsiderla.com/2012/0...as-drug-store/


http://www.theeastsiderla.com/2012/0...as-drug-store/


http://www.theeastsiderla.com/2012/0...as-drug-store/
__



While I was snooping around in the area (via the google-mobile) I came across this art deco confection a half a block away from the former Golden Gate.


It's located on the southwest corner of Whittier Blvd. and Woods Avenue.

gsv



here's an aerial to show you just how close it is to the old Golden Gate/new CVS. (I've outlined it in red)

google_earth

This building is really impressive so we've probably covered it before on NLA, but I can't recall the name.


detail / gsv

If you look closely there are intricate details.

a woman and a globe.

detail / gsv

there's an outline of a man on the other side.

__

Last edited by ethereal_reality; Aug 13, 2015 at 8:28 PM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #30335  
Old Posted Aug 13, 2015, 8:12 PM
HossC's Avatar
HossC HossC is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 3,535


From BifRayRock's post #9780:

Quote:
Originally Posted by BifRayRock View Post

5136 Whittier Blvd. - the former Alameda Theater.
http://cinematreasures.org
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #30336  
Old Posted Aug 13, 2015, 8:28 PM
AlvaroLegido's Avatar
AlvaroLegido AlvaroLegido is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Paris
Posts: 231
Ferguson entrance

Quote:
Originally Posted by ethereal_reality View Post

USC archive

This was labeled Old Chinatown destroyed.
So, this area in the foreground is now Union Station? Is that correct?

I just noticed the buildings at the extreme bottom right are missing their roofs.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ethereal_reality View Post
I just found this rare snapshot of old Chinatown on eBay. Ferguson Alley and Alameda Street.


http://www.ebay.ca/itm/CHOP-SUEY-NEO...item35ef67df1b
The Ferguson entrance lacked visibility.
__________________
AlvaroLegido
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #30337  
Old Posted Aug 13, 2015, 10:12 PM
ethereal_reality's Avatar
ethereal_reality ethereal_reality is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lafayette/West Lafayette IN, Purdue U.
Posts: 13,422

Quote:
Originally Posted by C. King View Post
Looking south along the LA River from the Riverside Dr/Figueroa St Bridge that was just replaced. Building in the background on left is the old City Jail in Lincoln Heights. Far right hand side is the "Pigeon Farm" Yard for the SP RR. Currently the Metro Gold Line Yard.

Hope that helps.
That helps a lot C. King! Thanks

__



We've seen the Laurel Canyon trackless trolley numerous times on NLA, but I believe the following image is new to us.


http://www.letsrollforums.com/




detail


"Sole Authorized Agent Office Bungalow Land At Terminus of the Trackless Trolley."



one of the trackless trolleys

pinterest



Here's an earlier post on the trackless trolley by 3940dxer
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=6319

__
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #30338  
Old Posted Aug 13, 2015, 10:43 PM
ethereal_reality's Avatar
ethereal_reality ethereal_reality is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lafayette/West Lafayette IN, Purdue U.
Posts: 13,422
Fleet of mobile "Bungalows", Los Angeles 1931.


eBay



W.T. Halliday, repair shops on wheels.

__
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #30339  
Old Posted Aug 13, 2015, 10:55 PM
CityBoyDoug's Avatar
CityBoyDoug CityBoyDoug is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 2,345
The only survivor of the Tate Murders....

Quote:
Originally Posted by sopas ej View Post
On this anniversary of the Tate-LaBianca murders, here's a collection of Rosemary LaBianca's credit cards. I guess even in 1969, women still weren't allowed to have their own credit cards? Mrs. Leno LaBianca... I don't even think I've seen a "Mr." or "Mrs." on a credit card before.
This young man was living in the guest house on the Tate property. Did he hear anything? He said he didn't hear much at all, just some popping sounds near the driveway.

He said he was listening to a "Doors" album and writing letters! That was in 1969. I don't believe he was drugged and was probably just coming off his own using. I do think he may have heard something at sometime but dismissed it. He was asleep when the cops arrived. If you knew people were being killed you wouldn't fall asleep on the couch whether you were screwed up or not. My own opinion!
If Tex and the others had found Billy that night he'd have been as dead as Sharon and the others. They weren't the most thoughtful folk and sure didn't want to leave this young guy as some sort of witness for the murders.



ebay
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #30340  
Old Posted Aug 13, 2015, 11:00 PM
CityBoyDoug's Avatar
CityBoyDoug CityBoyDoug is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 2,345
Quote:
Originally Posted by ethereal_reality View Post
Fleet of mobile "Bungalows", Los Angeles 1931.


eBay


W.T. Halliday, repair shops on wheels.

__
To me, it looks like they'd make nice little SUVs for camping out.
Reply With Quote
     
     
This discussion thread continues

Use the page links to the lower-right to go to the next page for additional posts
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Photography Forums > Found City Photos
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 4:37 PM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.