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Old Posted Mar 27, 2019, 10:00 PM
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re: Mission Photograph Albums

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I hope this question isn't impertinent, but if you were Chinese, would you write "group of Chinese children" or "Chinese church" on your photographs? Or did archivists write those notes?
Martin, the incriptions were, most likely, written by an archivist / member of the United Methodist Church.


This line is included in the description of the albums.

"The titles of the albums, as well as the captions, are those of the original editors and are reflective of their time, place and language." [last line, below]


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Old Posted Mar 27, 2019, 10:08 PM
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Nothing to do with umc 'missions', but interesting non-the-less.

This was listed on ebay a few days ago.


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Described as: ..."Vintage Street Scene Original Snapshot Photo 1940s LOS ANGELES Cal."

Is anyone familiar with Peden's? (sign on side of building)

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Old Posted Mar 28, 2019, 2:57 AM
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Some of a post by Beaudry:

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Here's a little something I call "A Stroll Down Eighth."

Have always liked this particular part of the world—e.g., a snap of the Golden Gopher I shot back when it was a working-class Hispanic bar; spent many a moist and garrulous afternoon with my bebido compadres.



Thus I jumped at the chance to pick up these negatives when they came up for sale, but then they disappeared for the better part of the last decade, only to be found this morning when I moved a bookcase (behind which they lay). After having convinced myself I hallucinated ever having owned them at all.


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Because I was familiar with the Golden Gopher from NLA, I recognized the neon sign in a new Citi Entertainment commercial. I couldn't find the entire commercial, but here about 20 seconds of it from someone interested in the music artist featured in it.

Do you think this neon is the same as in the above photos? The commercial starts at 4 seconds, the Golden Gopher neon appears at 7 seconds followed by a street level view of the Palladium on Sunset Blvd.

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Because of NLA I recognized this!
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Old Posted Mar 28, 2019, 4:20 AM
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I found this nice 1929 aerial shot of downtown. Anyone have any info on those gigantic tank looking things next to the river? Damn things are bigger than city hall.
Must have been quite a sight at ground level.
It was good to see that 1929 aerial again, badrunner.

The L. A. GAS 'gas-o-meters' have been one of the most popular subjects on Nla.

Here are some of the entries.
L.A. GAS gas-o-meter and Amelia Street School (including a baist map)....HERE
1950s color slide: Gas-o-meter in comparison with the 102 Brewery. ....HERE
Undated glass slide: gas-o-meter near Sperry Flour Compant. ....HERE

And check out this page at 'American Film Noirs' dedicated to the 'L. A. Gas Works' that have appeared in...well...film noirs. Duh! .... Go HERE

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btw there are some great old LA photos on this flickr page.
Michael Ryerson is one of our early members on Nla. He has already posted most of his flickr photographs.

Come back to the nest, Michael.

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Old Posted Mar 28, 2019, 6:08 AM
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Also: In the aerial below, what is that circular shaped building/area in the upper righthand corner? I'm assuming that's the triangle area where Wilshire Blvd. meets Santa Monica Blvd., where the Beverly Hilton is currently located. What was there before that?

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[1939]



mil.library.ucsb.edu
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In trying to find out what is on that corner, I came across another NLA post that has an answer.


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Different sources indicate The Beverly Hilton opened in '53.

[Under construction.)

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics19/00019477.jpg


What occupied the same corner in 1940?
Flying A aka Associated Oil?



http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co.../93220/rec/157











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Close, but in the aerial, the tip of the triangle is cut off. The photos of the gas station were from a year later and it is on that tip, I believe, which still doesn't tell me what is located to the west of it.
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Here's a larger view of the corner from the original photo.


mil.library.ucsb.edu

Ten years earlier (1928), it looks like the circular area was just a parling lot with a couple of rectangular buildings around the outside. I think the center detail may just have been a decorative garden.


mil.library.ucsb.edu
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Old Posted Mar 28, 2019, 1:13 PM
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Are you sure this thing hasn't landed in Beverly Hills.


star wars imperial destroyer

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Old Posted Mar 28, 2019, 1:21 PM
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We have visited the Tam-O-Shanter Inn on Nla...

but it's rare to come across a never-before-seen [amateur] snapshot from 1924!


Ebay




Still in operation at 2980 Los Feliz Blvd.

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It was good to see that 1929 aerial again, badrunner.

The L. A. GAS 'gas-o-meters' have been one of the most popular subjects on Nla.

Here are some of the entries.
L.A. GAS gas-o-meter and Amelia Street School (including a baist map)....HERE
1950s color slide: Gas-o-meter in comparison with the 102 Brewery. ....HERE
Undated glass slide: gas-o-meter near Sperry Flour Compant. ....HERE

And check out this page at 'American Film Noirs' dedicated to the 'L. A. Gas Works' that have appeared in...well...film noirs. Duh! .... Go HERE


Michael Ryerson is one of our early members on Nla. He has already posted most of his flickr photographs.

Come back to the nest, Michael.

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Wow. I wouldn't have guessed natural gas. That's a little... crazy. Disaster averted I guess. I thought they might be oil storage tanks like those huge tank farms down in Carson and Wilmington. Thanks for the links. Great thread
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Some of a post by Beaudry:



Because I was familiar with the Golden Gopher from NLA, I recognized the neon sign in a new Citi Entertainment commercial. I couldn't find the entire commercial, but here about 20 seconds of it from someone interested in the music artist featured in it.

Do you think this neon is the same as in the above photos? The commercial starts at 4 seconds, the Golden Gopher neon appears at 7 seconds followed by a street level view of the Palladium on Sunset Blvd.

Video Link


Because of NLA I recognized this!
One of my favorite streets in dtla. I also instantly recognized that Golden Gopher sign (3:38 mark) in Taylor Swift's "Delicate" music video:

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There are some great historic downtown locations featured in the video including the Millennium Biltmore, Los Angeles Theater and Saint Vincent Court.
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Nothing to do with umc 'missions', but interesting non-the-less.

This was listed on ebay a few days ago.


Ebay

Described as: ..."Vintage Street Scene Original Snapshot Photo 1940s LOS ANGELES Cal."

Is anyone familiar with Peden's? (sign on side of building)

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GSV

140 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach...at least the theater is still there. In the vintage shot it was playing "Road House" with Ida Lupino, Richard Widmark, Celeste Holm, and the especially pulchritudinous Cornel Wilde...all of whom we've seen on NLA before, of course.

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Old Posted Mar 28, 2019, 5:23 PM
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Excellent GW!


Here's another mystery location from the same ebay seller.


no longer listed



Snow

I thought perhaps the car on the right had come down from the mountains..but there is snow on the other cars as well. (note the one by the Gallo billboard)

The station, itself, looks like a small grain bin. (especially with the metal roof and vent on top), like this one. .... I know because I'm surrounded by them.

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Beverly Hills Nursery

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Ten years earlier (1928), it looks like the circular area was just a parling lot with a couple of rectangular buildings around the outside. I think the center detail may just have been a decorative garden.


mil.library.ucsb.edu

This part of the 1926 Sanborn Map (Los Angeles, Volume 21, Sheet 2143) shows the left side of the above photo, with
Wilshire at the top and Santa Monica Blvd. at the bottom. A large, latticed greenhouse is between the two streets:



ProQuest via LA Public Library
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Thank you both HossC and Flyingwedge for more information on that triangle area in Beverly Hills!


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140 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach.
Excellent GW!
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Agree, thanks GW!


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Here's another mystery location from the same ebay seller.


no longer listed



Snow

I thought perhaps the car on the right had come down from the mountains..but there is snow on the other cars as well. (note the one by the Gallo billboard)
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Also note there's an address of "1121" on the Texaco station. Maybe that could help locate it?

We know about the snow in L.A. in 1949. We've also had snow photos on NLA with dates of 1944 (downtown), 1947 and 1948 (valley), previously.
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One of my favorite streets in dtla. I also instantly recognized that Golden Gopher sign (3:38 mark) in Taylor Swift's "Delicate" music video:

There are some great historic downtown locations featured in the video including the Millennium Biltmore, Los Angeles Theater and Saint Vincent Court.
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Thanks for that video link badrunner. I enjoyed seeing all those locations you mentioned in it, as well as the L.A. subway!

How great to run around the Biltmore acting free as a bird like that! (I may be visiting there briefly next month!)
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re: The secret 'tryst' tunnel that runs beneath Marmont Lane from the old 'Players Club' [1940 to 1953] to the Chateau Marmont.


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Since you posted about this area recently...notice in the GSV view above, in the lower right hand corner
where "Pinches Tacos" is now located. I recently saw this photo that I don't recall posted on NLA before that was
taken there when it was the Dudley Do Right Emporium.


VLA-FLickr


It must've been taken around the time of that infamous Burt Reynolds centerfold issue in Cosmopolitan which was April of 1972.

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Also note there's an address of "1121" on the Texaco station. Maybe that could help locate it?

The only gasoline and oil service station, I could find with a 1121 address in the available 1940s LA CDs.


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This 1938 aerial of the vicinity where 1121 N. Mission Rd. would have been located has a circular (maybe grain bin type ) structure on the corner.


mil.library.ucsb.edu - Flight AXJ_1938 - Frame 45-30


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Those Tank are natural gas Tanks. Now a days they are buried.
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Relay to badrunner. those tanks are natural gas tanks
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By George I think you found it Noir Noir! ....AMAZING. .
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