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Old Posted Nov 23, 2016, 8:30 PM
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Pierre Koenig's CSH #21 is covered by a Julius Shulman photoset. There are over 30 images in the set, so if you can wait, I'll make it the subject of tomorrow's Julius Shulman post.


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It's time for another mystery Julius Shulman post. This is "Job 4438: Jerome White, Redondo Beach Apartments (Redondo Beach, Calif.), 1968".



I think these first two are on a slight hill.



All have large street numbers prominently displayed, but no street names.



All from Getty Research Institute

There's a chance that they are/were on the same street. Does anyone recognize these Redondo Beach apartments or know where to find them?
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Old Posted Nov 23, 2016, 8:39 PM
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Update: Price is $4.5M

Can we negotiate?
It's arguably the most iconic of the case study houses. I think $4.3 million is a reasonable price. -like purchasing a work of art to live in.
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Here's an amazing photograph from 1910.


https://www.loc.gov/resource/ggbain.04541/

As it says on the glass plate..."Waiting to file Yuma Land claims."

A location isn't given (other than Los Angeles), but another website says the photograph was taken outside the Auditorium Building. (but I'm not so sure)

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This spectacular view is from an ad in Western City Magazine announcing the 1938 Convention of the League of California Municipalities.


Does any BH scholar (GW, MR, odinthor ?) know if you could have a free walk on that Y lane (north-west corner of 1st and Hill streets) and... study the movement of the LAPD station just down there...
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Old Posted Nov 23, 2016, 8:47 PM
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Pierre Koenig's CSH #21 is covered by a Julius Shulman photoset. There are over 30 images in the set, so if you can wait, I'll make it the subject of tomorrow's Julius Shulman post.
That would be great Hoss. #21 is my favorite of the Case Studies houses.

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Old Posted Nov 23, 2016, 8:54 PM
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re: Yuma Land Claims.



LOS ANGELES HERALD March 1, 1910 — Yuma land seekers began to form a line in front of the Shrine Auditorium at 8 o’clock last evening, and from that hour on nearly every car carried applicants to the auditorium who did not want to take any chances of being unable to get into the building when it is thrown open at 8 o’clock this morning.

The would-be homesteaders did not hope to gain any advantage over others who waited until morning, other than to be sure of getting in the building. They did not expect that their all-night wait would make them any more certain of drawing a farm at Yuma; they simply wanted to be sure they could get into the auditorium.

Some of the landseekers took food with them and some took pillows and blankets. Others, less thoughtful, did not provide themselves with these comforts much to their sorrow after they slept and sat on the hard, cold cement steps away from the auditorium for a few hours.

How to parse 173 forty-acre ranches in the Yuma land allotment between 700 or possibly 1000 men and women who are here from almost every state in the country began yesterday to be a serious problem to Register Frank Buren and Receiver O.R. Robinson, Los Angeles representatives of the United States land department….

Many seekers after a forty-acre ranch traveled over the car lines to the auditorium yesterday. Others remained in the vicinity of the building, expecting to remain there overnight and be the first at the doors this morning. Just why they did this and what gain or advantage they expected could not be explained. “We just like to be ‘sooners’; that’s all.” was the explanation of one lank, tired looking man, who said he passed through other land rushes and had failed to obtain the home and peace he anticipated. Those who came prepared to remain at or near the doors of the auditorium carried blankets and food. The majority of them viewed the all night wait as a frolic. To others it was “win or die” in the quest of a home. These had sacrificed homes and business and they did not feel they could afford to be among the late comers.

i found this at http://bizarrela.com/2016/03/yuma-la...-angeles-1910/
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So the location of the glass plate was outside the Shrine Auditorium.

(but it doesn't look like the Shrine auditorium)


As you can see in this detail, there's some sort of office in the building.


College _ _ _ _ ty Co.


update:
i just re-read the article. In the last paragraph it says "Others remained in the vicinity of the building."
so perhaps the photograph was taken on one of the surrounding streets.

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Louella Parsons dinner party, Montmartre Cafe, 6757 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles. 1929.


http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/ref/co...0coll2/id/3448

At first I couldn't find Louella...but I believe she's at the head of the table. (where she should be if she's hosting) -I've circled her in the enlargement below.





detail

I don't recognize any of the guests (well maybe one). At the time Ms. Parsons was a syndicated columnist for Hearst's Los Angeles Examiner.
A year before this photograph was taken she began hosting a weekly radio program features movie star interviews (sponsored by SunKist).
So a number of the guests at the party might be newspaper or radio executives and their wives.



I couldn't help but notice this attractive couple on the right side of the room. (note how lovingly the young man has his arm around her...grasping her hand)

detail

This young lady is quite a stunner. If she wasn't in the movies she should have been.

If his watch is correct, the photograph was taken at 9:10





Now here's the one person I think I recognize.


detail

I believe she is silent film star, French actress Renee Adoree.

If this is in fact her, she is battling tuberculosis. (I believe that would explain the blotches on her arm)

She died at the age of 35, three and a half years after the Montmartre photograph was taken.

Renee Adoree

http://silenthollywood.com/reneeadoree.html

RENEE ADOREE, FILM CELEBRITY, DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS
Hollywood, Cal. Oct 5 (Special)--Renee Adoree, once prominent moving
picture actress, died today at Sunland, a health resort near here.
Death was caused by a chronic respiratory ailment which forced her
retirement several years ago. The triumph of the French actress in "The
Big Parade" with John Gilbert is remembered as film history. Three
years ago she was cast with Ramon Novarro in "Call of the Flesh" and
against the advice of her physicians insisted on finishing the role.
She collapsed after completing the picture and was taken to a sanitarium
in Prescott, Ariz. She was released six months ago and returned to make
her home at Tujunga, near Hollywood, where she suffered a relapse.
Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, when her body will be
placed in a vault in the Hollywood mausoleum.

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Old Posted Nov 24, 2016, 12:44 AM
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F G Purssord

Mystery Location:

I became intrigued with this photo, described as Hill near 3rd.
[IMG]Hill near 3rd, Electric Light Baths Old Lechler Place [/IMG]

F G Purssord's Electric Light Baths, Old Lechler Place
The focal point is a building reading, "Purssord Electric Light Baths." A smaller sign in the lawn reads, "Electro Therapeutic Scientific Massage. Electric Treatment. Salt Glow. Medicated Baths. For ladies ~ gents."

I suppose that the heat from the lights was more theraputic than the light itself; apparently it was popular for a short time. I guess you could get a tan as well. Totally safe, I'm sure. I can only imagine the variety and peculiarities of various treatments one could employ at that time!

the Los Angeles Herald has this reference to Mr. Purssord:
Los Angeles herald., September 03, 1905, Page 6, Image 94

Little by little the enlightened world is coming to recognize the fact that drugs have no place in the human system, and that baths, massage and different local treatments are the only sane methods of restoring health to the body. We have among us many scientific exponents of the massage and bath systems, probably none more prominent than F. G. Purssord, whose establishment is at 449 South Hill street. Mr. Purssord has been in this business for the past five years, but has been in Los Angeles since 1886. He graduated from Bellevue hospital. Now York, In 1880, and was a professional nurse for the leading physicians of this city for fifteen years, and his well known professional services are quite familiar in a large number of the leading families of Los Angeles, and he now has among his patrons many of the best known people in the city. He has a nicely fitted up establishment, where Turkish and electric light baths are given, also scientific massage and electric treatments of various kinds. He has the apparatus for the popular faradic and galvanic tub baths and steam salt glows, and his prices for baths and treatments are reasonable in the extreme. He can show references from city physicians as to his ability and honor, and solicits the favor of the community. He is also prepared to give treatments at the homes of patrons if desired.

449 S Hill St. is the Victorian crouching at the corner of the California Club, NW corner of 5th and Hill.
[IMG]Exterior_street_view_of_the_fivestory_California_Club_building_on_Fifth_Street_and_Hill_Street_ca19051907[/IMG]

There was a George Washington Lechler who settled in the area in the 1860's, according to LAPL. So where is the Old Lechler Place located? The industrial building with the smokestack in the background might provide a clue. I believe the view is looking East, based on the shadows.

Perhaps someone could enlighten me as to the location?
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Old Posted Nov 24, 2016, 1:32 AM
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From the 1906 CD, an advert for Purssord's Turkish and Electric Light Baths.


LAPL

The 1906 CD also lists a Lechler Building 310½ S Hill.
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There was a George Washington Lechler who settled in the area in the 1860's, according to LAPL. So where is the Old Lechler Place located? The industrial building with the smokestack in the background might provide a clue. I believe the view is looking East, based on the shadows.

Perhaps someone could enlighten me as to the location?
Here's my secret dossier on G.W. Lechler:

Lechler, George Washington ca. 1832-1834, born in Pennsylvania; 1853, present in L.A.; 1860, present in Tejon district as an overseer with savings of $1,500; by 1870 (marriage ca. 1863?), wife Abby, sister of Mayor Henry Hazard; 1870, present in L.A. as a carpenter with savings of $300 and real estate valued at $700; 1872, located on Hill St.; sometime Butterfield stage driver.

Aw, heck--now it's not a secret any more!
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It's time for another mystery Julius Shulman post. This is "Job 4438: Jerome White, Redondo Beach Apartments (Redondo Beach, Calif.), 1968".



I think these first two are on a slight hill.



All have large street numbers prominently displayed, but no street names.



All from Getty Research Institute

There's a chance that they are/were on the same street. Does anyone recognize these Redondo Beach apartments or know where to find them?
The South Bay being my neck of the woods I did some looking around. I found the second pair at 2101 and 2103 Curtis Avenue in North Redondo.

GSV

The other two are not on the Curtis but probably close by. Julius Shulman did a better job of making a couple apartment buildings look appealing than I could using Google Street View.
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[...]

Now here's the one person I think I recognize.


detail

I believe she is silent film star, French actress Renee Adoree.

If this is in fact her, she is battling tuberculosis. (I believe that would explain the blotches on her arm)

She died at the age of 35, three and a half years after this photograph was taken.

Renee Adoree

http://silenthollywood.com/reneeadoree.html

RENEE ADOREE, FILM CELEBRITY, DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS
Hollywood, Cal. Oct 5 (Special)--Renee Adoree, once prominent moving
picture actress, died today at Sunland, a health resort near here.
Death was caused by a chronic respiratory ailment which forced her
retirement several years ago. The triumph of the French actress in "The
Big Parade" with John Gilbert is remembered as film history. Three
years ago she was cast with Ramon Novarro in "Call of the Flesh" and
against the advice of her physicians insisted on finishing the role.
She collapsed after completing the picture and was taken to a sanitarium
in Prescott, Ariz. She was released six months ago and returned to make
her home at Tujunga, near Hollywood, where she suffered a relapse.
Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, when her body will be
placed in a vault in the Hollywood mausoleum.

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I have Call of the Flesh on DVD. It's really a quite entertaining movie. Renee and Ramon have good chemistry together, with one especially endearing and playful scene...
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Does any BH scholar (GW, MR, odinthor ?) know if you could have a free walk on that Y lane (north-west corner of 1st and Hill streets) and... study the movement of the LAPD station just down there...
Cookie squinted at me for a moment, and then tossed that frayed hat of his onto my desk. "Free?" he growled, throwing himself down into the best chair--the one without stains--and knocking a ciggy out of his pack, "Yeah, sure, Buttercup, you bet. Anything's free if you don't ask. Got a light?"

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Louella Parsons dinner party, Montmartre Cafe, 6757 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles. 1929.


[snip snip snipity-snip]

I couldn't help but notice this attractive couple on the right side of the room. (note how lovingly the young man has his arm around her...grasping her hand)

detail

This young lady is quite a stunner. If she wasn't in the movies she should have been.


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F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald?

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F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald?

Cheers,

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Close, but I don't think so. Stunning couple, anyway.
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CHIPS

'mystery' (undisclosed location along Foothill Blvd.)

"1938 California Highway Patrol officer and his Harley"


http://www.ebay.com/itm/1938-Califor...4AAOSwPRlXm1fa

In the background there appears to be a Y intersection (with pine(?)/evergreen trees in-between)

and there's a sign above the man having car trouble on the right--->
As Godzilla noted with a link back, he previously found this photo, and the fire truck photo below, at the Huntington Digital Library when I put out a call for Richfield beacon photos. After his post I did a search there and found a couple more. Thanks, Godzilla!

This is the intersection of 4th and 5th Streets, as they come together in a Y at the beginning of Foothill Blvd. in San Bernardino. The area you describe as a Y is not it, though - the car at right in the motorcycle cop photo is just parked in front of a building.


http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...d/32310/rec/30


http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...id/32283/rec/3


http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...id/32282/rec/2
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As Godzilla noted with a link back, he previously found this photo, and the fire truck photo below, at the Huntington Digital Library when I put out a call for Richfield beacon photos. After his post I did a search there and found a couple more. Thanks, Godzilla!

This is the intersection of 4th and 5th Streets, as they come together in a Y at the beginning of Foothill Blvd. in San Bernardino. The area you describe as a Y is not it, though - the car at right in the motorcycle cop photo is just parked in front of a building.



http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...id/32282/rec/2
This may be the same location today....2016?

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Yes, CityBoyDoug, that's the place.

https://goo.gl/maps/XhXdeZGh9hH2
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Here's my secret dossier on G.W. Lechler:

Lechler, George Washington ca. 1832-1834, born in Pennsylvania; 1853, present in L.A.; 1860, present in Tejon district as an overseer with savings of $1,500; by 1870 (marriage ca. 1863?), wife Abby, sister of Mayor Henry Hazard; 1870, present in L.A. as a carpenter with savings of $300 and real estate valued at $700; 1872, located on Hill St.; sometime Butterfield stage driver.

Aw, heck--now it's not a secret any more!
Thanks, odinthor and Hoss!
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Switzer-Land

Regarding Switzer's, there is a long rich history there. Clark Gable and Carole Lombard were visitors. But it's all gone now, dynamited by the Forest Service in the '50s. I've been up there many times, both from Angeles Crest Highway and hiking up the arroyo.

Speaking of the Arroyo Seco, when my family first moved here in 1964, one could still drive a fur piece up the arroyo, and there were houses along the way. But the San Gabriels are rugged, and floods took out the top section of the road, the bridges, and the houses. Now, when you hike along that section, the remains of the roadbed are at eye level.

Here's a site with some of the story and some heart-breaking pictures: http://www.modernhiker.com/2009/02/1...s-photographs/
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The South Bay being my neck of the woods I did some looking around. I found the second pair at 2101 and 2103 Curtis Avenue in North Redondo.

GSV

The other two are not on the Curtis but probably close by. Julius Shulman did a better job of making a couple apartment buildings look appealing than I could using Google Street View.
Thanks for finding the apartments, Bristolian. Using your Curtis Avenue address to start my search, I tracked down the other two in neighboring streets. First, 1923 and 1925 Gates Avenue - then ...

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... and now.


GSV

The other is at 2309 and 2311 Carnegie Lane - then ...

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... and now.


GSV
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