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Old Posted Dec 12, 2015, 1:51 PM
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Errol Flynn having lunch at the Warner Bros. commissary.
Looks like Robin Hood....not sure what he's sticking that fork into?


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Certainly looks similar to a blintz-- IMO
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A pack of Lucky's. They must have had him on a no-food diet again.
That's what I thought also. Whatever it is, its sitting on the table cloth and not on a plate....or even a napkin?
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The Adventures of Robin Hood was released in 1938... the Lucky Strike package had yet to change from green to white.
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Interesting point GW.

I found two different versions of the green Lucky Strike packaging.

and

I imagine the design on the right is later than the one on the left.








Here's Dolores Del Rio and her insured throat.







Ms. Del Rio at https://www.pinterest.com/pin/172896073171673682/
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and
Lucky Strike green "has gone to war".


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Excellent post on the Carondelet House tovangar2.


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There are some major trees behind, shielding the courtyard(s).


I thought I'd take a look from Coronado Street (below)


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Lo & behold, there's a beautiful vintage apartment building facing Coronado that I don't recall seeing on NLA.


It was built in 1916!


gsv
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Now back to the Carondelet House.

I love the brick work above the windows and arched doorway. it's almost an aureole nimbus shape




And I couldn't help but notice this beautiful painting (there are many) hanging inside.


http://www.carondelethouse.com/caron...irections.html

Is she holding bible? -was she a member of a religious order?

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Old Posted Dec 12, 2015, 8:05 PM
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Errol Flynn having lunch at the Warner Bros. commissary.
Looks like Robin Hood....not sure what he's sticking that fork into?


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Uh. Staying in character, that would probably be "poached" venison. One source suggests it is "raisin cake." It is unclear that those are a pack of Luckys or Camels or Chesterfields or any number of cigarettes in light colored packaging, especially if it is masked by a matchbook. http://www.theerrolflynnblog.com/201...with-his-fork/

http://dvdmedia.ign.com/dvd/image/AD...OD_DISC1-3.jpg


Friar Tuck and Jack Webb may have preferred Chesterfields or was it Fatimas? http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6206218 skyscraperpage.com/forum/showpost.php?p=6205598

http://www.jenspends.com/wp-content/...nk-costume.jpg




Errol and Joan Blondell. (Evidence of matches but no cigarettes.)
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb....ErrolFlynn.jpg




1953 Fox Commissary
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics05/00022135.jpg



Speaking of food dispensaries, could this have been LA's version of the Horn and Hardart Automat?

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics24/00046891.jpg
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Lucky Strike green "has gone to war".
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I heard my mother say that slogan a few times. The reason is that the green ink was needed in wartime production.
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Like the recent "Three houses" photoset, I think this one is also a misnomer, as there only appears to be one house shown. It's Julius Shulman's "Job 5520: Nichols Canyon Houses (Los Angeles, Calif.),1978". The tiled sign in the first picture gives us the full address.









All from Getty Research Institute

Here's 2675 Nichols Canyon Road today. The property websites give a build date of 1978, so it was new when Mr Shulman photographed it. I wonder if the tiled address sign is hidden under the red-flowered bush on the left where the original gate was located.


GSV

The house next door, 2665 Nichols Canyon Road, was also built in 1978. Its matching tiles are still visible on the wall.


GSV

Like many canyon houses, these are much bigger at the rear. 2675 is in the center, with 2665 on the right. This view is looking east.


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Lo & behold, there's a beautiful vintage apartment building facing Coronado that I don't recall seeing on NLA.

It was built in 1916!


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That's the 12-unit "Coronado" by Peoples and Cheney :-)

They did another (38 units) the next year, at 671 Coronado, south of Wilshire
named "The Wilshire" (the home next door to the Coronado and behind the Hayward/Thomas barn lasted at least until 1950 when it got a Certificate of Occupancy after having added on two more units) The location of the fabulous "Hershey Arms" (much discussed here) is also shown:


baist, 1921, plate 15

The Tudor-Revival "Wilshire":

you-are-here

...And a last reminder of the Hershey Arms (John C Austin, 1907):

laconservancy

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Errol Flynn having lunch at the Warner Bros. commissary.
Looks like Robin Hood....not sure what he's sticking that fork into?
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I vote for raisin cake with a frosting of an American flag (sort of).

Cheers,

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Julia Thomas was not the first to bring change to the block. Some larger homes had been turned into apartments, Otis was growing on the block to the east and Jake Zeitlin opened his shop selling "books & fine prints", opposite the Thomases, located in his own pretty home at No. 624:

lapl


Julia and Charles Thomas' 1922 home still stands at 135 N Norton along with the 1897 redwood barn, now a combined garage, guest quarters and pool house:

Great coverage of the Hayward properties, T2. Jake Zeitlin rented from the county what had been the carriage house of the Edwin Earl's 2425 Wilshire Blvd (more info here).


The front door of the Thomas house built at 627 S Carondelet (and at 135 N Norton since 1926) appeared in a feature in the Times on Aug 17, 1924 (the window at upper left belongs to another house on the page). I've been in touch with a former owner of 135 N Norton who apparently has the urns in the shot. (More here.)

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[QUOTE=CityBoyDoug;7267621]Errol Flynn having lunch at the Warner Bros. commissary.
Looks like Robin Hood....not sure what he's sticking that fork into?

It looks like a bicycle pedal to me.
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How we used to board the planes in 1930s Glendale.



Walk through the tunnel and simply climb on board. If it was raining, you got wet.

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Hotel Balboa, 1221 W. Seventh St., Los Angeles Calif.


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This is a fine looking building. -and it's huge, almost a block long.

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How we used to board the planes in 1930s LAX.



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That's not LAX, it's Grand Central Air Terminal in Glendale.

http://www.airfields-freeman.com/CA/...m#grandcentral
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I heard my mother say that slogan a few times. The reason is that the green ink was needed in wartime production.
I first read the slogan in James Jones' novel "From Here to Eternity."I later learned that the bronze green color was so popular in the 20's-30's that collectors and decorators call it "Depression green." You saw it on everything. The one product that still uses it is John Deere farm equipment. Anyway, the green color was produced from copper, and copper was crucial war materiel. Once war broke out, anything using copper was yanked from the market, including the popular green pigment. By the time the war and its rationing ended, the fashion for bronze green had passed.
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That's not LAX, it's Grand Central Air Terminal in Glendale.

http://www.airfields-freeman.com/CA/...m#grandcentral
Thanks FW....just another of my stupid mistakes. I changed the location in my post above.
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I heard my mother say that slogan a few times. The reason is that the green ink was needed in wartime production.

Several sources say that the slogan and idea of copper and ink being needed for the war effort was just a marketing ploy--that the change from green to white had more to do with modernizing the package, to make it cleaner, and thus more appealing to women.
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How we used to board the planes in 1930s Glendale.

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Walk through the tunnel and simply climb on board. If it was raining, you got wet.

[snip]
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Boarded airplanes like that at Ontario Airport in the 70's on my many visits to West Covina. Lined up at the fence, they opened the gate and you just walked across the apron to the plane.

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