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Photo verity was probably not as sacrosanct as we tend to think of it today. The answer to ER's question regarding photo manipulation may exist in the notes connected with the Liemert Park night photo, i.e., "composit[e]". (All images are from USCDigital)



http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...d/13101/rec/13
You found the smoking gun BifRayRock! It says "composit[e]" clear as day.


And here is the original "night shot" BRR's label is referring to. (minus the Graf Zeppelin in the sky)


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...d/13101/rec/13

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Interestingly, the original image for the composite isn't mirrored, and clearly shows the name "MESA VERNON MARKET". It also shows that the grill-work was back-lit, and not displaying nonsense latin.


Detail of picture in USC Digital Library
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Old Posted Oct 23, 2015, 12:58 AM
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Bravo! I am so glad we looked a bit further into the 1929 'Graf Zeppelin' photograph.

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E. A. Forrester home @ 1121 S. Lake Street

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This would be E.A. Forrester's house at 949 West 7th Street-- where the Statler/Wilshire Grand is about to no longer be. He moved to 1121 S Lake St between 1905 and
1907, and that house still stands:

Google Street View
1121 S. Lake St., 1906 (unsepiaed and lightened a bit):

Greater Los Angeles and Southern California (1906) @ Hathitrust -- http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?i...ew=1up;seq=185

There's a short bio of E. A. Forrester here.

The building permit is dated October 9, 1905:

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Here's an early Blimpies in downtown Los Angeles in 1982. (I didn't realize Blimpies have been around that long)


http://www.ebay.com/itm/SCRTD-Los-An...QAAOSwT5tWIuxF

Does anyone recognize this stretch of street?

*I searched for "Blimpies" in the LAPL directories, with no results.
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7 TH and Hill. Looking at the 7th street side. I remember going to the Blimpies only once as a kid back in 83' when I used to go to Downtown LA with my grandmother. But we used to hit the McDonald's on the corner of 7th and hill more often late 1970's to mis 80's. It was a Sunday treat. That Mc Donald's had two entrances to it. On Hill and 7th ST. Good memories there. It had the coolest ceiling fans too. They were paddles connected by long belts to a single motor.

If anybody remembers that unique feature please share your memories!

Now I see the place where the Blimpie's is the whole building is the International Jewelry Mart! And the building next door lost it's fire escapes. I had to go to Downtown 2 weeks ago to do Jury Duty and took time to walk around and take pix of my old roaming grounds. I didn't like what I saw as the hipsters have taken over the nitty-gritty Downtown I remember as a kid.

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QUOTE=ethereal_reality;7208572]Here's an early Blimpies in downtown Los Angeles in 1982. (I didn't realize Blimpies had been around that long)


http://www.ebay.com/itm/SCRTD-Los-An...QAAOSwT5tWIuxF

Does anyone recognize this stretch of street?

*I searched for "Blimpies" in the LAPL directories, with no results.
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1100 block of South Lake 90006

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1121 S. Lake St., 1906 (unsepiaed and lightened a bit):

Greater Los Angeles and Southern California (1906) @ Hathitrust -- http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?i...ew=1up;seq=185
One can just see 1121 S Lake in this photo of this notable block, still mostly intact, taken from 12th St looking up South Lake in 1907 (fifth house on the left with the double gable). I'm sure this photo has been posted before, but I can't find it just now:

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A view from the alley through the razor wire:

gsv

This is the next block over from the Jevne/FL Roehrig and Newmark/Sumner P Hunt homes on Alvarado (moved from Arapahoe) which were discussed recently.

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Bravo! I am so glad we looked a bit further into the 1929 'Graf Zeppelin' photograph.

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Yes, I very much enjoyed reading all about it.

Thank you Dr House for setting that off.
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William J Dodd

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Here's an early Blimpies in downtown Los Angeles in 1982. (I didn't realize Blimpies had been around that long)


http://www.ebay.com/itm/SCRTD-Los-An...QAAOSwT5tWIuxF

Does anyone recognize this stretch of street?
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I feel compelled to note that that's the Huntsberger-Mennell Bldg. (1917), 410-418 W. 7th St. by William J Dodd, built for Lee Phillips:

gsv

WJ Dodd (1862-1930) was born in Quebec and spent the first 32 years of his career in the Midwest (mostly Chicago and Louisville). Dodd's last 18 years were spent in Los Angeles. He managed to get a lot built here, much of it still standing.
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Beaudry has an exhaustive (and entertaining) blog post on Dodd's LA work here. Don't miss it.

Dodd's wiki page is here.

Many noirishers know Dodd's work from the Hearld-Examiner Building (1915, with then-partner JM Haenke and lead architect Julia Morgan), The Pacific Mutual Annex AKA The Sentry Building (1921) and the Architects Building (1928 with Wm Richards).

For himself, Dodd built his first (1915), second (1921) and final (1928-1930) Los Angeles homes withing spitting distance of each other in Los Feliz' private Laughlin Park. Deanna Durbin later owned the second one. He was engaged in building a home for his retirement in Playa del Rey when he died (1930).

Dodd was also a ceramic designer of note.

Vase #87 for Telco (1902):

wiki

Another, 1901:

metropolitan museum of art


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When I did a Google search for 949 W. 7th to get a view of the land, the first thing that came up was a house at that address, but in San Pedro. It is pretty impressive. Would someone who can post, please look at that one and post it. Interestingly, it is in sort of the same style as the other houses in the previous post. Thanks
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re: Graf Zeppelin "deconstructed"
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Yes, I very much enjoyed reading all about it.

Thank you Dr House for setting that off.
I agree. Yesterday I sent a personal message to Dr House thanking and welcoming him to NLA.
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Old Posted Oct 23, 2015, 3:14 PM
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When I did a Google search for 949 W. 7th to get a view of the land, the first thing that came up was a house at that address, but in San Pedro. It is pretty impressive. Would someone who can post, please look at that one and post it. Interestingly, it is in sort of the same style as the other houses in the previous post. Thanks
Here it is oldstuff. I love that peaked roof.


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Think this might be the old Safeway on Lincoln & Broadway in Santa Monica.
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So is the old Safeway site now a Von's?
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We've seen Eatons Restaurants and some of their menus before, but I think this location is new to NLA. This is Julius Shulman's "Job 610: Douglas Honnold, Eatons Restaurant (Los Angeles, Calif.), 1949", and the summary says "12010 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City (Los Angeles, Calif.), now demolished." The photographs have index numbers of 9 and 12, so I'm guessing that Mr Shulman took more shots than the two available here. Check out the illuminated chicken ...



... and the illuminated pig.



Both from Getty Research Institute

As the description says, the restaurant has gone, and I haven't even found any wider shots or postcards of it. Here's an advert from the June 19, 1952 edition of The Van Nuys News which confirms the address.


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This may be the interior of the restaurant above, but even the source is unsure. This is "Job 697: Eatons Restaurant, seating,1950" and the summary says "For Schafer Brothers. Architect is probably Douglas Honnold, probably located in Studio City."







All from Getty Research Institute
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The bus was parked on E Adams Boulevard, just west of S Central Avenue. You can just see "ADAMS" on the destination board. Here's how the scene looks today.


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The white building on the left of the original picture looked boarded up, so I was surprised to see it still standing. The "NAP..." sign above the green car belonged to the Neighborhood Adult Participation Project Inc at 2510 S Central Avenue. On the right of the original picture was the Mack-Hugh Market at 2530 S Central Avenue.


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Excellent Hoss.

Like you, I am totally surprised the white building with the boarded up windows is still standing. It's quite an eyesore.

And yet that beautiful Eaton's on Ventura Blvd. is gone.
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Eatons Restaurant "12010 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City (Los Angeles, Calif.), now demolished."

I really like this building Hoss. (I didn't notice the pig until you pointed it out)

I was looking for additional photographs of it when I came across this.(see below)





https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com...8bc30ae853.jpg


matchbook detail / ebay

So am I correct in saying the "modern" mid-century Eaton's replaced this location? 12010 Ventura Blvd. is near Laurel Canyon.
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Like you, I am totally surprised the white building with the boarded up windows is still standing. It was an eyesore then and it's an eyesore now.
I've just found this interior picture of one of the upper floors of 2510 S Central Avenue. Those ugly shutters still let in a fair amount of light.


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The permit was pulled in 1928. Originally built as stores and offices. BB Bixby was the architect. CS Blodgett (no relation to Esther) was the owner.
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