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Screenshots from FX series "Snowfall"

Thanks for the "Snowfall" heads-up and the pics of the Baldwin Hills Oil Field House, Bristolian!

Behind the mailbox it looks like the address might be set into the brick wall. I had never seen a photo that showed that.
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Broadway and Temple, downtown Los Angeles, 1932. My apologies if this picture has been posted before.

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Thanks for the "Snowfall" heads-up and the pics of the Baldwin Hills Oil Field House, Bristolian!

Behind the mailbox it looks like the address might be set into the brick wall. I had never seen a photo that showed that.
As you pointed out in your post, the house has no street address. For the television storyline, they gave an address of 5363 Stillwater Drive which is an actual house about a mile east of the oil field house. It was obviously artistic license. The addresses on the mailbox and the wall must have been added for the shoot.


Screengrab from FX series "Snowfall"

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Looking south on Broadway at 8th Street, downtown Los Angeles, 1935.

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Looking west on 7th Street at Broadway, downtown Los Angeles, 1935.

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7th and Hope Streets, downtown Los Angeles, 1933.

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Crowds at Broadway and 7th Street, downtown Los Angeles, 1930. Doesn't the lady on the left somehow look 1970s, or something? She was ahead of her time.

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Looking south on Broadway from 4th Street, downtown Los Angeles, 1931.

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Fantastic photographs, sopas_ej. Thanks for posting them.



"1953 - Original Kodachrome Slide / 2 Tourists Pose in Front of the Hollywood & Vine Drug Store."


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I'd like to have the two advertisements. (I can't think of the correct word for them) --placards? no. ummm..flyers? no ..one sheets?

-note the 6290 address.

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Oh, my, yes. His shenanigans drove my poor grandmother to distraction. He had been an artilleryman, 2 batteries down from Harry Truman.
He'd visit us, get drunk, sing "The Cannoneers Have Hairy Ears" (great book, BTW) and pass out on the couch.

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The poor guy wasn't holding on when they took off.





I also located another photograph of the Lawrence, Indiana Flying Pegasus. (Peggy)


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Do any of you car fans know how they did this trick? ... (the car equivalent of popping a wheelie)



Original photo of Peggy in Los Angeles HERE
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Broadway and Temple, downtown Los Angeles, 1932. My apologies if this picture has been posted before.

No apology necessary. Slightly smaller format courtesy of MReyerson. Per his NLA posts, the source images are from USC's D.Whittington collection. >>
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Zeferino Ramirez Funeral Home, 4545 Brooklyn Ave.


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Most people would think this is in New York City. ...(Brooklyn, to be exact)






Today, the Rameriz Funeral Home is El Gallo Plaza. (as most of you know..Brooklyn Ave. is now Cesar Chavez Ave.


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I tracked down a few photographs of the interior.

This is, obviously, the main room....the old viewing room. ...s p o o k y


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And a rather dark and dank hallway.


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Lastly, a corner of the old waiting room.







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"1953 - Original Kodachrome Slide / 2 Tourists Pose in Front of the Hollywood & Vine Drug Store."


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I'd like to have the two advertisements. (I can't think of the correct word for them) --placards? no. ummm..flyers? no ..one sheets?

-note the 6290 address.
The 1956 CD lists the Owl Drug Co at 6290 Hollywood Boulevard. Here's a circa 1950 image of the Taft Building showing the open corner. Starbucks now occupies that location, and the windows go all the way to the corner pillar again, as they did originally.


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Could well be

I don't think he missed a convention right up to the time he was called up for WWII.

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The windows go all the way to the corner pillar again, as they did originally.
I'm not sure what you mean by "the windows go all the way to the corner pillar", Hoss.

I always rhought the window(s) are at a diagonal behind the pillar.



Complete image HERE......................................................................





This angle shows the distance between the pillar and the large diagonal window. [c.1947]



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Perhaps I'm just reading your comment incorrectly, Hoss.

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A mystery location.


"VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH 1930 TRUCK CAR SIGN STONE FENCE LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA PHOTO"



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The rather ornate area, with the wrought iron lampposts, stone walls and oversized urns, seems somewhat familiar to me. I'm thinking it's somewhere in the South Bay area.





A closer look.



. . .see the fancy urns?

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I'm not sure what you mean by "the windows go all the way to the corner pillar", Hoss.

I always thought the window(s) are at a diagonal behind the pillar.
I based my comment on the fact that I can't see the diagonal in this earlier image. Maybe I'm reading it, and so far I haven't found another view with the awnings.


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As I said, the windows certainly do go to the corner now.


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o o p s....I didn't remember how the Taft Building looked originally.
If I had only gone to Google Street Views I would have understood. ...

Thanks for answering my question. I appreciate it, Hoss.



Happy Labor Day Weekend, everyone!

Volunteer laborers building the 1st Presbyterian church in Eagle Rock. [c.1909]


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A rare example of the bungalow church. (later known as Creswell Hall)

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San Berdoo in Ninety-Two



From Charles Dudley Warner's "A Year in Italy,-Our Italy ... With ... illustrations," published in 1892.

More on Warner here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Dudley_Warner

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mystery bridge

I was looking through the Huntington Library photo collection and found this one which I don't remember seeing here:


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It's labeled: "Street scene in Los Angeles, showing a man in the road at a distance, and streetcar tracks going down the middle of the street. Buildings line the unidentified street." Where is this?

This photo is zoomable and shows some interesting details.



On the left is a billboard for "Maier" (brewery?). On the right is a sign which says (I think) "Railroad - Look Out". A man is standing in the middle of the street holding some sort of flag. Is he a flagman for the railroad? Further down the street are a series of barriers dividing the street into thirds.

The obvious location clue is the ad for the Diamond Coal company. Also, looking closely at the right edge of the photo, we can see a street number on a building which looks like 608.



I looked at the 1910 CD for Diamond Coal and found:


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There are a number of addresses associated with the Diamond Coal company. The addresses on W 3rd and S Main seem highly unlikely, given the sparseness of buildings. So I looked at the Aliso address in the 1910 Baist Bros atlas:


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The building with "608" is marked on the Baist map as "Cracker and Candy." I searched for 608 Aliso in the 1909 CD and found the Kahn-Beck Co., cracker manufacturers, at 600-608 Aliso. (Not sure I'd like to eat crackers produced right next to a coal yard and an oil-and-gas plant across the street.)

So we are looking down the Aliso Street Bridge, with the barriers shown on the 1896 Sanborn, providing separate lanes for "foot passengers", wagons and street cars.


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Lastly, this image from KCET from a few years later (?) shows the same pole constructions over the roadway that the original photo has:



HossC posted on this subject 6 years ago.
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filming location

I know this is off topic, but I am cross-referencing filming locations from old TV shows and thought maybe one of you L.A. historians might recognize this building, which I suppose is somewhere in the Greater Los Angeles area.

The screen grabs are from productions that aired in 1985, but since they are stock footage from film libraries, they might have been photographed earlier.


This first link shows the property in daylight. It is a screen grab from # 4.20 of "The Fall Guy", a 1985 episode entitled "Spring Break". It's just an establishing shot -- no scene for this episode was filmed at that location.

There are two guards visible in the clip from "The Fall Guy", one on the balcony on the right and another one between the trees more to the left. This second link is just to show the size and height of the building in question.

The same property was featured in an explosion on "Falcon Crest" in 1985. That was stock footage, too. "Falcon" never filmed there either. Here are screen grabs from
"Falcon Crest":












Does anyone have any idea what and where this might be?
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I know this is off topic, but I am cross-referencing filming locations from old TV shows and thought maybe one of you L.A. historians might recognize this building, which I suppose is somewhere in the Greater Los Angeles area.

The screen grabs are from productions that aired in 1985, but since they are stock footage from film libraries, they might have been photographed earlier.

www.flickr.com/photos/37847653@N05/48664848251/in/dateposted-public/
This first link shows the property in daylight. It is a screen grab from # 4.20 of "The Fall Guy", a 1985 episode entitled "Spring Break". It's just an establishing shot -- no scene for this episode was filmed at that location.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/378476...posted-public/
There are two guards visible in the clip from "The Fall Guy", one on the balcony on the right and another one between the trees more to the left. This second link is just to show the size and height of the building in question.

The same property was featured in an explosion on "Falcon Crest" in 1985. That was stock footage, too. "Falcon" never filmed there either. Here are screen grabs from
"Falcon Crest":
https://www.flickr.com/photos/378476...posted-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/378476...posted-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/378476...posted-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/378476...posted-public/

Sorry I was unable to post the photos right here. I tried to add them, but they remained invisible. So I added the links.

Does anyone have any idea what and where this might be?
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Relative to the recent discussion of the Mt Hollywood Trail...

I think this is a great image of the current ridge line trail...(from a friend's flickr stream) We don't see the Hollywood sign from this side very often...

Panorama looking north from 1,625 foot Mt Hollywood, Mitch Barrie

(Be sure to scroll right...)

That's 1,708 foot Mt Lee at left (with Hollywood sign below the summit); then 1,820 foot Cahuenga Peak just behind it to the right; then 1,614 foot Mt Chapel;
then 1,582 foot Mt Bell; and finally Mt Baby Bell to the right. M.B.

On loan from Mitch Barrie's photo stream. With Glendale/Burbank on the right and Cahuenga Pass somewhere in the foothill jumble below and to the left of Mt. Lee,
I think this offers a superior view of the ridge line trail.
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