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Old Posted Nov 13, 2016, 2:12 PM
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This is "Job 3719: William Ficker, Steffy Buick (Anaheim, Calif.), 1964".


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... the cars at right are Opels, which were sold by Buick in those days....
Here are some more 1964 Opels.
"Kovacs Crest Pharmacy, veteran prescription pharmacy firm at Van Nuys and Redondo Beach, has re-equipped its delivery fleet with '64 Opel Kadettes, the new economy car made by General Motors in Germany. Delivery was made by Vince Frierson, Opel sales director for Butlin Buick in Reseda, to Sanford 'Sandy.'" Kovacs Crest Pharmacy is located at 14423 Gilmore Street, Van Nuys.

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I checked out 14423 Gilmore Street and found it still belongs to Kovacs Pharmacy.


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We've seen Julius Shulman pictures of Douglas Honnold designs in the past (e.g. here and here). This is "Job 1006: Douglas Honnold, Dunhill's (Beverly Hills, Calif.), 1951".


It's obvious that Mr Shulman visited before the building had been completed. Maybe someone has interior or exterior pictures of the finished store.



The third and final shot looks down the street.



Same vicinity, circa '56 http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=35792


Dunhill, after it opened and began attracting street dancing, 1956.

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Old Posted Nov 13, 2016, 7:59 PM
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The Shipman Manufacturing Co was at 1326 S Lorena Street. The building is still standing, and appears to have kept some of its period details. As far as I can tell, it was built in 1937. The first listing I found for Shipman Manufacturing at this address is 1938, so despite the ship details (inset) looking like the old Bank of America logo, they were probably installed for Shipman. Listings in Billboard magazine from around 1950 suggest that Shipman Manufacturing also supplied items such as postcards, candy bars and gum,


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Excellent find Hoss!

I came across this building a long time ago and wondered about the ship emblems on the facade.

I had no idea the 'ships' pertain to the Shipman Company. Very cool!
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Old Posted Nov 13, 2016, 8:21 PM
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I checked out 14423 Gilmore Street in Van Nuys and found it still belongs to Kovacs Pharmacy.


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I was intrigued by the oddly shaped lettering.

Upon closer inspection the sign (on the outer wall and up above on the right) are made out of tiles.


https://hereinvannuys.files.wordpres...3/dscf0075.jpg

The tiles were installed sometime after the mid-sixties. (they're not in the 1964 pic Hoss posted.
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Old Posted Nov 13, 2016, 9:11 PM
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Thanks for the pictures of the dancers on S Rodeo Drive, Tourmaline. The listing for Alfred Dunhill was at the end of a page in the 1956 CD, so I didn't spot that it was next to Romanoff's.


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Today's Julius Shulman pictures show some stores in Redondo Beach. This is "Job 1298: Carl Maston, stores (Redondo Beach, Calif.), 1952".



And now a look around the back of Florences Yardage, Mode O'Day and Brucker's Shoes.



There's just a single view of this branch of Sally Shops of California.



All from Getty Research Institute

The Mode O'Day store in the first picture has the number 222 over the door. That led me to the advert below which shows that the full address was 222 Hermosa Avenue. At the bottom, we see that Sally Shops of California was at 304 Hermosa Avenue. Both were part of Redondo Triangle. Another page of this 1956 advert mentions Florence's Yardage, but there's no sign of Brucker's Shoes (a 1953 advert for Brucker's Shoes at 258 Hermosa Avenue can be seen here).


arch.torranceca.gov (PDF)

Pictures of Redondo Triangle seem to be thin on the ground. The whole block between what-is-now N Pacific Avenue, N Harbor Drive and Beryl Street was redeveloped sometime in the '80s. Here's one of the few photos I found.


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Old Posted Nov 13, 2016, 10:37 PM
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This is from that group of glass negatives [1920] I found about a month ago on eBay.

Frustratingly, the seller failed to post an image of the complete glass neg.

Instead, all we have here are three details, but they're interesting enough on their own that I though I'd go ahead and post them.


The subject of the negative is of a truck parked somewhere along Hope Street (I know this because there's a street sign in detail #2)


detail #1 (the back of a large church, quite beautiful)






detail #2 (there's the street sign for Hope St just below the five-globe streetlight on the left)



note the young boys with what looks like home-made crate scooters.





detail #3 (here we're looking down a street toward a large Y.M.C.A.)



That looks like the State Normal School in the distance.
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1952 - Market Street, Inglewood


Century Chevrolet at 436 S. Market Street. In the distance, we can see the Fox (115 N. Market) and Ritz (226 S. Market) theaters. Avoid parking hassles, WigWag recommends taking the street cars.


http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...coll2/id/48887













The "F" stood for "Foodland" located at 321 S. Market St. Sam Seelig, of Safeway Stores fame, was responsible for this enterprise.
1938 Foodland
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00100/00100862.jpg







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Old Posted Nov 13, 2016, 11:39 PM
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Here's a series of photographs that I found in an old file of mine. (I'm pretty sure these are new to NLA) -I checked past 'flood' photos/posts. -and these didn't turn up.

"Heavy rains in Beverly Glen" [1952]

I thought it might be fun to try and figure where along Beverly Glen Blvd. these were taken.



http://lit250v.library.ucla.edu/isla.../laviews%3A421






http://lit250v.library.ucla.edu/isla.../laviews%3A424





http://lit250v.library.ucla.edu/isla.../laviews%3A427



This is my favorite.


http://lit250v.library.ucla.edu/isla.../laviews%3A420

This one seems familiar for some reason.

Have we tried to find the building on the left (with the corner turret) on NLA?
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David Foos at http://beverlyglen.org/2014/12/03/ho...glen-flooding/

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This postcard I found on eBay earlier seems to illustrate jg6544's description quite nicely.



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According to lawa.org, LAX went from just over 51 million passengers in 1994 to 66.7 million by 2013. Wikipedia estimates 70.7 million passengers for 2014.










'63 Split-window.
http://www.techrides.com/luxury-car-...ette-stingray/



Life and http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/s...e.jpg~original




http://waterandpower.org/1%20Histori..._Bldg_1962.jpg



1970 Video on future of LAX >>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0mVzmbJyAQ

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Old Posted Nov 14, 2016, 1:37 AM
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Here's a follow-up to the Beverly Glen 'flood' photos I just posted.


I just found this photograph of a boy checking mailbox damage on Beverly Glen after the heavy rain in 1952.


http://lit250v.library.ucla.edu/isla.../laviews%3A425

"Beverly Glen, 1952. Gift of Bob English, UCSB."



Same boy, half buried car and truck.


http://lit250v.library.ucla.edu/isla.../laviews%3A416
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Old Posted Nov 14, 2016, 4:24 AM
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'mystery' apartment.

"Corppen Apts. Los Angeles, 1908"


http://lit250v.library.ucla.edu/isla...t/laviews%3A69


I've notice several errors in this archive I'm going through, and I think this might be one of them.

I couldn't find "Corppen" in any of the old L.A. city directories. (I tried Croppen, Corpen, Cropen, etc.)

Does anyone recognize this fine looking about building?
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Old Posted Nov 14, 2016, 5:04 AM
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This is the best view I've seen of the rocky footbridge just outside of Singleton Court.


http://lit250v.library.ucla.edu/isla.../laviews%3A939


below: If you look closely you can see the wrought-iron gate that stood at the entrance to Singleton Court.


detail

hmmm...I just noticed something odd on the left side of the photo (it appears to be another entrance of some sort with drapery over the stop and down the sides)



In case you're not sure what I'm talking about, here it is enlarged a bit more (beneath the blue arrow)

detail

I believe that's part of it's reflection in the pond below the bridge.

I wonder if it was erected for a special occasion? Other than that...I got nuttin'. -anyone else want to wager a guess?
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As a reminder, here's the Singleton Court entryway.


eBay file

More History:

Here's Los Angeles Past's excellent post on Singleton Court and the Avenue of the Palms/Palm Drive.
http://losangelespast.blogspot.com/s...street%20palms

Here's gsjansen's NLA post of Singleton Court (you get a glimpse of the footbridge in the lower right corner of the 5th photograph)

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=2017

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'mystery' apartment.

"Corppen Apts. Los Angeles, 1908"


http://lit250v.library.ucla.edu/isla...t/laviews%3A69


I've notice several errors in this archive I'm going through, and I think this might be one of them.

I couldn't find "Corppen" in any of the old L.A. city directories. (I tried Croppen, Corpen, Cropen, etc.)

Does anyone recognize this fine looking about building?
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http://lit250v.library.ucla.edu/isla...t/laviews%3A69

Seems it might have been the Crippen Apartments, 1028 S Hope--built in 1906. H. E. Crippen was a very active real estate developer at the time.
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Thanks GW. I appreciate your help.

I am watching a 2003 Barbara Walter's interview of Robert Blake (accused of murdering his wife / late acquitted)

While showing an aerial of a jail Ms. Walters says "Robert Blake is being held in the celebrity section of the L.A. County Jail."

Is this true!? Did the Los Angeles County Jail actually have a 'celebrity section'?
I find that a bit hard to believe.
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I found an LAT article about OJ Simpson's time in jail. It sounds like celebrities are kept isolated from the main population, but it's not exactly luxurious. From the article:
O.J. Simpson is the latest in a long line of the famous and the infamous to beheld in a special Los Angeles County Jail wing deputies call the "high power unit." The inmates refer to it as "death row."

This is where the snitches and the serial killers are held, where the celebrities and the dirty cops are kept away from the general jail population for their own protection.
Having said that, some celebrities do get better treatment - see here.
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Looking east on Sunset Boulevard, 1959

Snapshot looking east on a palm-lined Sunset Boulevard at Argyle Avenue. From left to right: Hollywood Palladium, CBS Columbia Square, Mark C. Bloome, and Frank Sennes' Moulin Rouge (formerly the Earl Carroll Theatre)...and a dandy, although as yet unidentified, streamline-moderne sportscar.

yesterday's prints

Have been thinking a '53 Sunbeam Alpine, Grace Kelly's car in To Catch a Thief but somehow not quite...
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Looks like an Austin Atlantic to me.... (I had a Dinky toy of one once.)
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Looks like an Austin Atlantic to me.... (I had a Dinky toy of one once.)
By golly, I think you're exactly right. Thanks.
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This is from that group of glass negatives [1920] I found about a month ago on eBay.

Frustratingly, the seller failed to post an image of the complete glass neg.

Instead, all we have here are three details, but they're interesting enough on their own that I though I'd go ahead and post them.


The subject of the negative is of a truck parked somewhere along Hope Street (I know this because there's a street sign in detail #2)


detail #1 (the back of a large church, quite beautiful)





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Oh yeah, that's looking up Hope toward the Normal School, with the Bible Institute on the right, and YMCA at 715 S Hope. The church is First Congregational, a fact (and image below) I lifted from here.



I'm the new owner of this plate and when I finally go pick it up (mailing these things makes me nervous) I'll have to scan the whole thing for the NLA family.
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The photos of the 1956 Beverly Hills street dancers reminded me of this picture, Russ Tamblyn flipping for actress Venetia Stevenson in 1955, also in Bev Hills. A few years later Tamblyn was performing similar gymnastics on somewhat meaner streets, in Manhattan, up on the West Side. But that's another Story.
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