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Quick question...

When did Los Angeles go from white paint to yellow on the street centerlines? Thanks.
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Here's Duke K. at the only corner I always hope for a red light, PCH and Main in Huntington Beach...


Statue by Edmund Schumpert.

from the City of HB site http://www.ci.huntington-beach.ca.us...view.cfm?ID=30
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I didn't know about this great statue of D.K. in Huntington Beach! I did know there was one of him on Waikiki Beach in Hawaii.

For comparison:


It's also seen in Lilo & Stitch!



This wiki entry has this photo captioned: Duke Kahanamoku with longboard, Los Angeles, 1920.

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The wiki page also list some films he appeared in. I'd seen one of them a few times before, but I don't recall knowing he was in it. He played a Native Chief in the 1955 film Mister Roberts.

When I was in Hawaii (early December that year) the USPS had a stamp of Duke Kahanamoku out and I used it on all the mail I sent out from there...postcards (even though first class) and Hawaiian Christmas cards!

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I didn't know about this great statue of D.K. in Huntington Beach! I did know there was one of him on Waikiki Beach in Hawaii.

For comparison:


It's also seen in Lilo & Stitch!



This wiki entry has this photo captioned: Duke Kahanamoku with longboard, Los Angeles, 1920.

Wikipedia

The wiki page also list some films he appeared in. I'd seen one of them a few times before, but I don't recall knowing he was in it. He played a Native Chief in the 1955 film Mister Roberts.

When I was in Hawaii (early December that year) the USPS had a stamp of Duke Kahanamoku out and I used it on all the mail I sent out from there...postcards (even though first class) and Hawaiian Christmas cards!

My favorite Kahanamoku story...

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...824-story.html
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Curious...in several places, websites, I was looking at awhile ago, including the story link you provided, they say the USPS stamp of Kahanamoku was issued by the post office in 2002. I used it in December of 2001. (Postmarks to prove it.)

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Gloria Grahame in The Big Heat (1953)
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Co-incidentally, I just watched this film last week!
She can handle those drinks in the film...but a pot of coffee is highly dangerous.

By the way, there's a new film out about her with Jamie Bell and Annette Bening, as Gloria.
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Co-incidentally, I just watched this film last week!
She can handle those drinks in the film...but a pot of coffee is highly dangerous.

By the way, there's a new film out about her with Jamie Bell and Annette Bening, as Gloria.
I believe the sashay she's doing is a dance called the Skinny George.
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Curious...in several places, websites, I was looking at awhile ago, including the story link you provided, they say the USPS stamp of Kahanamoku was issued by the post office in 2002. I used it in December of 2001. (Postmarks to prove it.)
Just a guess, but I think limited-edition stamps are dated and maybe they are released early like cars. So the 'class of 2002' might have been out before the actual year of 2002 started.
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I saw this the other day while snooping around the intertubes. (I don't recall seeing it on nla)

labeled: "Crowd on a city street (near 5th Street and Coast Federal Savings building)"


Joseph Fadler 1970

Well, the street is Broadway. The marquee in the foreground is for the Cameo Theater. (note: the Million Dollar Theater appears much closer than it actually is)





from around the same period of time. (?)


cinematreasures

At first I thought it said "The Power Notorious Cleopatra, Teenage Hitch Hiker." haha



all boarded up.

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I know we have gone over this in the past...but here's a brief history.

"Opened as Clune’s Broadway Theatre October 10, 1910, it was an original nickelodeon theatre
and is a rare example to survive today almost unaltered. Its operator William H. (Billy) Clune
was an early pioneer film producer and exhibitor. Architect Alfred F. Rosenheim
designed a Beaux-Arts interpretation of Italian Renaissance Revival style. Its original roof-top electric sign
and ‘digital’ clock were Downtown landmarks for many years. In 1925 until 1926
it was operated by Universal Pictures chain and renamed Cameo Theatre. In the late-1920’s
it was operated by H.L. Gumbiner (who soon was to build the Tower Theatre and Los Angeles Theatre
further along South Broadway) who replaced the sign and clock with a large 24-sheet billboard."


Not to be confused with Clune's Auditorium

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...but a pot of coffee is highly dangerous.
The coffee scene is absolutely terrifying.

but remember, she does get even.
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Gloria Graham after later throwing coffee back at Lee Marvin:

"It'll hurt a long time, Vince.....afterwards your face will look like mine,
you'll walk through side streets and alleyways so people won't stare at you."
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The marquee in the foreground is for the Cameo Theater.

all boarded up.

cinematreasures
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Historic Los Angeles Theaters also has a great page for Clune's / Cameo with many early images, like the one below.

It's a special favorite. I'm glad it's still standing. When the Cameo closed in the early 90s it was the longest continuously-operating movie theater in California.


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Here's an amazing amateur photograph taken on a busy day in the 1890s.


found on ebay.

At first glance I thought that diagonal 'structure' on the right was an external exit for Morosco's Burbank Theater.


but actually, it appears to be on the side of the J.F. Granas store.


1898 city directory


detail

Am I correct to say the wooden 'structure' is/are stairs leading up to a second floor? (there's one drawback; I don't see a 2nd floor )



And before I go...I have to mention the lady darting across the street.



It's little details, like this running lady, that make spur of the moment photos so darn amazing.

It makes me feel like I was there for a brief moment) witnessing this.


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Here's an amazing amateur photograph taken on a busy day in the 1890s.


found on ebay.

At first glance I thought that diagonal 'structure' on the right was an external exit for Morosco's Burbank Theater.


but actually, it appears to be on the side of the J.F. Granas store.


1898 city directory


detail

Am I correct to say the wooden 'structure' is/are stairs leading up to a second floor? (there's one drawback; I don't see a 2nd floor )






And before I go...I have to mention the lady darting across the street.



It's little details, like this running lady, that make spur of the moment photos so darn amazing. (I feel like I can actually taste the dust)


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Looks like maybe grandstands have been erected....the lamp post is decorated...perhaps a parade is nigh? Great picture!
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Morosco didn't take over the Burbank until 1899. I'm going to guess that the grandstand was built for La Fiesta...perhaps for the one coinciding with McKinley's May 1901 visit. Here's an image part of that parade, one with another grandstand. Caption reads: "May 9, 1901: Carriage carrying Pres. William McKinley turns north on Broadway at 6th Street during La Fiesta Parade." Bradford Hulse was at 212 W Sixth....



LAPL



The bleachers at the NEC of Sixth & Main were later replaced with the Kerckhoff Building...


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Here's an amazing amateur photograph taken on a busy day in the 1890s.


found on ebay.

At first glance I thought that diagonal 'structure' on the right was an external exit for Morosco's Burbank Theater.


but actually, it appears to be on the side of the J.F. Granas store.


1898 city directory


detail

Am I correct to say the wooden 'structure' is/are stairs leading up to a second floor? (there's one drawback; I don't see a 2nd floor )






And before I go...I have to mention the lady darting across the street.



It's little details, like this running lady, that make spur of the moment photos so darn amazing. (I feel like I can actually taste the dust)


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ER, I see what looks like a Ford Model N runabout (1906-1908) in front of the big wagon in the center and behind the streetcar. The womens' fashions looks like from about that era. But the I noticed the last five letters of the name "Rosslyn" on the building in the distance on the left. Could that be the Hotel Rosslyn (1914)? I'm puzzled.

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[...] But the I noticed the last five letters of the name "Rosslyn" on the building in the distance on the left. Could that be the Hotel Rosslyn (1914)? I'm puzzled.

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That would be the old Rosslyn, would it not?--on the lot just north on Main from where the new Rosslyn would be built.

On the next-to-last picture at

http://web.csulb.edu/~odinthor/socal2.html

you can see the other side of the old Rosslyn.
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mystery solved



A GRANDSTAND!! I have to admit that possibility never crossed my mind.
I knew you sleuths on nla would help me out.

I noticed there's a small house directly behind the bleachers.

I wonder if the owner of the house owned the corner lot as well.


detail




As for the location of the Rosslyn.

from the 1907 directory:


and by 1907 J.F. Granas had moved and added a second location.






Thanks for all your help on the photograph ScottyB, GW and WS1911.

and now odinthor.

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The Rosslyn was open by November 1898--at 433 S Main.



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The Rosslyn started out as the Hotel Lindsay...its earliest appearance in the CD was in the 1898 issue, same year as the name change....



Herald Nov 18, 1898




Herald Nov 20, 1898

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A bit more:

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I don't believe we have discussed a roller skating rink at this location.

Ad from 1949
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It was located on a movie lot? (Stage 2 )




for search purposes: Hollywood Roller Bowl, Stage 2 - Sunset at Bronson. Phone HO 5220
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