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Looking on F.B. P.E. street car site I found that same picture of Poppy was offered last year in Dec on Ebay. Thanks for finding additional pictures and I am wondering what happened to it...
So where are the '12 in the open rattan chairs and the 20 in the closed compartment' in relation to each other. Looks like a fairly closed environment ('tis a single rail car after all.) Dealer puffing to describe different environments on a single car? Or am I missing something?
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So, a couple friends of mine took me to The Formosa Cafe this past week for my birthday!
Excellent post with some great information on the Formosa Cafe, Martin Pal.

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Inside the restaurant, in the booth that Bugsy Siegel preferred, is a safe he had installed in the floor where his minions could drop off stacks of money for Siegel
to pick up if he wasn't there. (Hmmm...for what?) The restoration has this floor safe lighted from the inside and a stack of real bills inside it.

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When I first read this, I thought you said the safe was for people who wanted to drop off SNACKS for Siegel. I was like, snacks?...what find of snacks?


Happy Belated Birthday, MARTIN PAL !.....and many happy returns.
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Old Posted Oct 2, 2019, 4:48 AM
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GLASS NEGATIVE

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Thanks so much for the clippings and photographs of 'The Poppy', Noir Noir and Martin Turnbull. (and odinthor & FredH for converting the negative 2 positive)


I can't get over this fact about the exterior lights.


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Can you imagine seeing this railcar returning at dusk with all the lights on. ... It must have looked like a dream.

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This image of a 1968 Cadillac Fleetwood is from the movie, [The Mechanic 1972].



I checked IMDB and the location isn't on the list of locations. (even though IMDB is where I found the screen-grab)
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McLaughlin's delivery vehicle.


eBay (I can't locate the pic again)

The business was located at 4716 Normandie Ave.

So what was this guy delivering?

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Groceries and meat.



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This image of a 1968 Cadillac Fleetwood is from the movie, [The Mechanic 1972].



I checked IMDB and the location isn't on the list of locations. (even though IMDB is where I found the screen-grab)
Looks like 5th Street Skidrow area..
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The Florence Hotel at 310 E 5th Street. It's still there.


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In re: S.C. Dodge, some of his Projects, and his Building the Florence Hotel at 310 E. Fifth St. (I leave out a multitude of Dodge's lawsuits and political doings).

All clippings from LA Times, dates as indicated...


12/4/1890

310 E. 5th was the Dodge family home:


10/14/1891

Here, from the 1909 Bird's Eye View of L.A., is the Dodge home, roughly at center between the College of Dentistry and The Earle:


Birdseye View, 1909


11/8/1891


7/21/1892


12/21/1895

And here is our building, replacing the family home:


10/15/1911

And so soon commenced a series of unfortunate happenings at the place (death, suicide, petty crime), of which here is the first:


12/5/1913

EDIT ADD:

While evidently still owning the Fifth St. property, S. C. Dodge (the "S" is for "Shailor") had moved to 686 S. Burlington by about 1905, where the family remained at least into the 1940s.

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Excellent research on S.C. Dodge odinthor.



There wasn't a location included on this negative of a Union Oil gas station.




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If I'm not mistaken, the street lights are 'Wilshire Specials'.




Does anyone know where on Wilshire this particular gas station was located? It's quite dark on the other side of the station. Could that be MacArthur Park?

(my apologies if we've seen this image on NLA. I don't remember seeing it)

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Here's a rather enigmatic photograph, taken in 1912, of a small group of ladies gathered around, what I believe is, a rose bush.


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Is that a rose bush, odinthor?

I bet the large hat on the floor of the porch is the photographer's. (see how sleuthy I am. )



And the reverse.



Hmmm...I wonder which one is Anna.

Perhaps the rose bush was a gift.


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Yes, e_r--it's definitely a rose bush; but the proportionately rather small leaves and the way it's branching are both a little unlike mainstream roses. They had a lot of interest in so-called shrub roses then--which were often varieties bred from wild rose species, so they'd have a different "look"; it's possibly one of them.
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Holloween is coming soon. Noirishers need to be ready.
This haunting faux Elvira was certainly ready in the 1950s.



an old file, deep inside my computer


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Holloween is coming soon. Noirishers need to be ready.
This haunting faux Elvira was certainly ready in the 1950s.



an old file, deep inside my computer

If the photo is 1950's then she is doing an imitation of Vampira.
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Let me guess what the story is behind this:




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Old Posted Oct 5, 2019, 4:04 AM
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This photo recently showed up on eBay

I don't believe we have seen the Glen Holly Dairy on NLA.

"Glen Holly Dairy and their Parade Float, Cantu Pena Photo, Los Angeles 1936"


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I found it listed in the 1939 city directory. (4109 Folsom)


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The first two times I looked I didn't think the old dairy building was there...

because I was relying on the addition with the horizontal windows down the street.
This one.

As far as I can tell it's gone)



But the dairy building is still there!


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If you look closely, you can see the old Glen Holly Dairy sign painted over in white. (red arrow above)




Here's the old dairy bldg. from a different angle.


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I think it's rather interesting looking. [built 1925]


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UPDATE:

I just realized there is writing (and a photographer's stamp) on the back of the Glen Holly photo.




The 4124 address (written above) is a house a bit farther down the block and across the street.




If I had gone by the 4124 address on the back of the photo I probably wouldn't have found the old dairy building.

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If the photo is 1950's then she is doing an imitation of Vampira.
The daughter of a Finnish immigrant, Nurmi was raised in Oregon and relocated to Los Angeles in 1940 with hopes of being an actress. After several minor film roles, she found success in the Vampira character, television's first horror host. Nurmi hosted her own series, The Vampira Show, from 1954–55 on KABC-TV...Los Angeles.


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Is Tom Bergin's Old Horseshoe Tavern (840 S. Fairfax) new to NLA?


LA Times 1/29/1967, via ProQuest via CSULB Library


LA Times 12/22/1961, via ProQuest via CSULB Library


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Forgive me if someone has already mentioned this...

1926 Sculpture Returns to L.A. Central Library After Turning Up in Arizona 50 Years After Mysteriously Disappearing





https://ktla.com/2019/10/05/long-los...0-years-later/

https://altaonline.com/whatever-happ...ary-cold-case/
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