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'mystery' location #2.

Does another recognize this long two story building?


old 2008 file / eBay


-here's a closer look at the sign.


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LAFSCO?

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Back in mid-March we were talking about LA Fraternal Supply Co, and its sign attached to the Shrine, which likely disappeared when LAFSCO moved to S Main in 1973.

Well, not completely disappeared—I was out at the Museum of Neon Art, when what to my wondering eyes did appear, but the LAFSCO neon sign in all its preserved glory!



Well not totally preserved, it's lost its tubing, perhaps someday to be restored. Multiple tube housings at the top—judging by those, and the streetcar image, looks like it had a yellow outline around the fez and down and around the tassel.

If you haven't been to MONA yet, go. All sorts of Los Angeles signage up close and personal, the Bendix neon & opal glass, Papoo's Hot Dog, Grand Central Market signs, etc.
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Old Posted Apr 24, 2016, 8:30 PM
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You found the sign Beaudry....that's fantastic! I had no idea that was a giant fez on top.



Here's another billboard centric photograph.

What mostly caught my eye was the cabin-like greasy spoon called 'The Corner'.


www.corbisimages.com

I'm still driving the google-mobile around trying to figure out which corner this is. (there's also a liquor store....you can see the blade sign by the stoplight)

-it's obviously in the vicinity of the old Republic Studios.

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Old Posted Apr 24, 2016, 8:31 PM
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It probably goes without saying at the moment that I've omitted some images from this Julius Shulman photoset. It's "Job 1654: Jones and Emmons, Sascha Brastoff's Ceramics (Los Angeles, Calif.),1954".



Here's the structure at the right of the picture above.



Initially, I didn't realize that the wall with the name on it was at the end of a section that floated on narrow supports. This is a detail view from the side.



Now we get to see the factory, complete with stairs to the observation platform.



The observation platform turned out to be smaller than I expected.



There are plenty of examples of Sascha Brastoff's work online. This shot shows a display area with some ceramic pieces.



Unfortunately, this is the only color image in the set.



I'll finish the Shulman photos with this shot looking over the outdoor display area.



All from Getty Research Institute

Here's the building permit for the slightly later addition of a new sales office. As you can see, the address was 11520 W Olympic Boulevard.


Online Building Records

I can't see a demo permit, but there was an application to use the site as a Christmas tree lot in 1980. The current building (below), with the address 11500 W Olympic Boulevard, seems to have been built in 1981.


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The observation platform turned out to be smaller than I expected.
This understatement made me laugh, HossC!

And speaking of the Pussycat, CBD, there's a big one on the desk
in the photo below! Love it!

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Here's another billboard centric photograph.

What mostly caught my eye was the cabin-like greasy spoon called 'The Corner'.


www.corbisimages.com

I'm still driving the google-mobile around trying to figure out which corner this is. (there's also a liquor store....you can see the blade sign by the stoplight)

-it's obviously in the vicinity of the old Republic Studios.
I think the "greasy spoon" was on the corner of Ventura Boulevard and Radford Avenue. I posted the aerial below when we were looking for Eatons on Ventura back in October. 'The Corner' might be the building under the copyright message, across the street and to the right of the restaurant I originally arrowed.

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I don't know if one replaced the other, but here's what I've found. Google Maps initially took me to the wrong location when I asked for "12010 Ventura Boulevard". The address is actually very close to Laurel Canyon Boulevard. I'm pretty sure that the building I've arrowed on this 1952 aerial is Eatons. It looks like there was a circular drive-in on the corner of Ventura and Laurel Canyon Boulevards.


Historic Aerials
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Old Posted Apr 24, 2016, 9:07 PM
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If you haven't been to MONA yet, go. All sorts of Los Angeles signage up close and personal, the Bendix neon & opal glass, Papoo's Hot Dog, Grand Central Market signs, etc.
I haven't been there in along time, since it was downtown; I need to go see it in its' new digs! Is there parking?
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We might have seen this image before, but it's too good to pass up here.

The Earl Carroll Theater during it's days as the Moulin Rouge.
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And, E_R, since you mentioned the Earl Carroll Theater and Beaudry mentioned MONA, here's the famous Earl Carroll neon,
in a different, slightly angled photo, than the one I posted previously: HERE.



From a January KCET story -- HERE -- titled "The Best Places to See Neon in Los Angeles."

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Old Posted Apr 24, 2016, 10:06 PM
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Sascha Brastoff's Ceramics (Los Angeles, Calif.),1954"[/I].


Getty Research Institute
The area has changed enormously, but the building, circled above, still stands.


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The front of the building faces Purdue Avenue.


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All that said and done, I really LOVE this sign.


detail / originally posted by HossC
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Oh...I almost forgot, this is Miss Velma's husband Dr. O.L. Jagger, her first cousin.
I'm very close to my first cousins so this is especially icky to me. It's almost like marrying your brother or sister.




unkown


His credentials..


I found this once and can't find it again.

Miss Velma is also known as Dr. Velma Jagger.......but without as many doctorates as her husband.

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At the 2:10 mark in this video you can watch Rev. Jaggers stagger across the stage in his high heeled shoes. He's Prince, Liberace and Little Richard all rolled into one. Photo shows Jaggers on his church stage called the Golden Altar.

https://youtu.be/vqAVo3vXqXw


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below: This is quite an impressive hood ornament!


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-part of it looks like it's made out of amber.
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Well, amber plastic-- a classic Pontiac accessory hood ornament. It lit up:

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Well, amber plastic-- a classic Pontiac accessory hood ornament. It lit up:


file CD

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By the way, there's a humorous website called "Judgmental Maps."

http://judgmentalmaps.com/

Speaking of West Hollywood, here's an example from their site:


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Just like New York Manhattan Island....too many huge dogs and NO private yards for them. The sidewalks? You get the picture.

Hmmm... I've lived in Manhattan since 1978, the year the pooper-scooper law went into effect. No dogsh%# problem here. NY is cleaner than ever.
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The Earl Carroll Vanities and Moulin Rouge in the mid-to late '60s became the Hullabaloo and Kaleidoscope music venues -where many notable bands played - and later the Aquarius Theatre where the stage play Hair played - with Jennifer Warren in a lead role. The Fool painted the Aquarius in its distinctive style.

Here's a link to The Fool's work, including the Aquarius:

http://www.maryke.com/about.php
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Slauson Slim, I was going to ask you if you knew anything about a place called Maverick Flats.


https://www.tumblr.com/search/los%20angeles%20clubs



Just before posting I thought I'd check out the address; lo and behold the place is still there and still in business!


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It's just a few doors down from the old Bank of America we discussed a while back

the red arrow points to Maverick Flat's sign

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*We still haven't found a photo of when it was an actual B of A.

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Little Velma, cute as lace pants. (Raymond Chandler, "Farewell My Lovely.")

Cheers,

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The Earl Carroll Vanities and Moulin Rouge in the mid-to late '60s became the Hullabaloo and Kaleidoscope music venues -where many notable bands played - and later the Aquarius Theatre where the stage play Hair played.
Here are the three venues you mentioned Slauson Slim


Hullabaloo Club in 1966.


http://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/u...chedelic-past/

What's up with this vacant lot? I don't remember seeing that before. (old aerial....maybe....Hossc)




Kaleidoscope Club in 1968


http://hollywoodphotographs.com/deta...n-sunset-blvd/you can see the guy taking the picture reflected in the window.



Aquarius Theater


http://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/u...chedelic-past/
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While looking for the above images, I found a rare color photograph of the Earl Carroll Theater in the 1940s.


http://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/u...chedelic-past/




And here's a night-time view when it was the Moulin Rouge.(late 1950s) -I hadn't noticed that Mr. Sennes covered up the second story windows with a billboard.


eBay postcard
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Here's the only one that I haven't been able to place in my timeline.

Does anyone know when the Earl Carroll Theater was affiliated with CBS?


old file of mine


*we might have seen several of these images on NLA in the past.
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Little Velma, cute as lace pants. (Raymond Chandler, "Farewell My Lovely.")
Is that really in his novel?

Oh wait, now I remember. He was talking about a different Velma, the sexy one......the sister.

Not this vision in ruffled taffeta.


http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=5682

From way back on [page 252]


Don't forget the videos!


CLICK HERE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH4m4g3MOAQ

-watch Miss Velma drive her mini-bus up that ramp like a bat-outta-Hell. lol




CLICK HERE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoN9MeKI0tk

She dangles from a wire in this one!


"In my brief venture into the land of Miss Velma I was unable to come up with a photograph of the actual Universal World Church.
This seems a bit strange since the building had to be HUGE to hold all her props, her ego, and that three and a half ton tree of life." 12/28/2011



Thanks for refreshing my Little Velma memories Earl. I had forgotten all about her.
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It lit up:

I had no idea there was ever a hood ornament that lit up! That's awesome GW



1949 Chieftain

https://torkresincasting.files.wordp...8/dscf0452.jpg



1950 Chieftain

https://torkresincasting.files.wordp...8/dscf0453.jpg




1954 Chieftain

https://torkresincasting.files.wordp...8/dscf0457.jpg
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Hullabaloo Club in 1966.


http://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/u...chedelic-past/

What's up with this vacant lot? I don't remember seeing that before. (old aerial....maybe....HossC)
It looks like the whole block was still empty after the NBC Studios were demolished. The view below is from 1964.


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