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Old Posted Jul 16, 2019, 6:39 PM
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Is this (see below) about right, UphillDonkey?


abandoned airfields

I am judging by the curve in the river. (shown in the 1940 aerial)
No, it is a few miles away downstream near Frogtown and Atwater Village and wouldn't show on that aerial photograph
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Old Posted Jul 16, 2019, 7:27 PM
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We've come to the conclusion that Fletcher Field never came to fruition. I wasn't clear on my annotated aerial photo. I should gave included "proposed site for" Fletcher Field.
But as the eBay aerial show....there were no houses at that exact spot in 1940.



Taken on Dec. 07, 1940. (DATE: Upper left corner)

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ER, that bend in the river is about 4 to 5 miles south of the site by where Grand Central Airport would be. That's down near the intersection of the 5 and the 2. The other location is by the intersection of the 5 and 134.

ETA: What UphillDonkey said.

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The area where "landing area" is written on the original picture is not built on at present. A large business unit for Nelson-Miller Inc. built in 1999 occupies another portion of the "Fletcher Field" site.



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Old Posted Jul 17, 2019, 3:39 AM
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Oh man, I'm sorry I steered everyone in the wrong direction. I was so sure of the location I failed to check other possibilities.
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Old Posted Jul 17, 2019, 5:54 AM
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Oh man, I'm sorry I steered everyone in the wrong direction. I was so sure of the location I failed to check other possibilities.
It's pretty easy for those of us "who live in a van down by the river".
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mystery theater.

I always associated the widescreen process Cinerama with the Cinerama Dome.

This Kodachrome slide shows a second Cinerama Theater in Hollywood (or downtown Los Angeles)


eBay / found a long time ago.

Does anyone recognize this theater? (I have an idea..but I'll keep mum)

The studio(?) went to a lot of trouble...and spent alot of money...to cover up the theater's name. (the name is hidden underneath the tall blade sign, as well as on the marquee)

Was all this done just for the showing of South Seas Adventures?


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mystery location.

Photograph from the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency program. 1948 - ? ....(I apologize if we have already seen this photo on NLA)


Getty Negative #2

I was hoping there would be a street sign somewhere in all this mess.



I wonder what bureaucratic agency this cigar-chomping guy belongs to?


DETAIL

He looks like one of Mickey Cohen's henchmen.






Getty / Leonard Nadel There are more photographs at the link if anyone would like to work their way through them.

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A few obscure silent outtakes...does anyone recognize this gate in Mary Pickford’s Stella Maris? Or the house glimpsed in the Our Gang short Ten Years Old?






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Old Posted Jul 18, 2019, 1:36 AM
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mystery theater.

I always associated the widescreen process Cinerama with the Cinerama Dome.

This Kodachrome slide shows a second Cinerama Theater in Hollywood (or downtown Los Angeles)


eBay / found a long time ago.

Does anyone recognize this theater? (I have an idea..but I'll keep mum)

The studio(?) went to a lot of trouble...and spent alot of money...to cover up the theater's name. (the name is hidden underneath the tall blade sign, as well as on the marquee)

Was all this done just for the showing of South Seas Adventures?


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Warner Hollywood Theater on Hollywood Blvd.



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"After renovations, it reopened on April 29, 1953, as the Warner Cinerama showing This is Cinerama. The new screen was 28 feet by
76 feet with a 146 degree arc, and seating was reduced to approximately 1,500 to accommodate the new screen size. This is Cinerama
played for 115 weeks, grossing an L.A. record of $3,845,200. It closed 132 weeks after it opened and on November 15, 1955, Cinerama
Holiday opened (after two premieres on the 7th and 14th) and played for 81 weeks, grossing $2,212,600.[5] It was followed by the third
Cinerama film, Seven Wonders of the World, which played for 67 weeks, grossing $1,659,361.

In 1961, the theater was equipped to run 70mm films and showed both 70 and 35mm films. The last of the three-strip Cinerama presentations
was the American premiere run of How the West Was Won for 93 weeks in 1963 and 1964."


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Garden of Allah Hotel, Sunset Blvd, circa 1940s(?)

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There are a couple of ways to get photos without people or cars: one is to take multiple photos and combine them together (though this would have been much more difficult pre-Photoshop), the other is to take a really long exposure (usually with a neutral density filter) so the moving objects just blur out to be non-noticeable.
Thanks, BillinGlendaleCA. I've never heard of a "a neutral density filter" but I figured the chances were low that there would be NO cars and NO people on the streets of LA, even really early on a Sunday morning, so what you say makes sense.
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Warner Hollywood Theater on Hollywood Blvd.



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In 1961, the theater was equipped to run 70mm films and showed both 70 and 35mm films. The last of the three-strip Cinerama presentations
was the American premiere run of How the West Was Won for 93 weeks in 1963 and 1964."[/I]

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NLA's own li'l odinthor was there at the premiere engagement of HtWWW in its first few weeks (my parental family did a lot of that in those days) . . . but I had forgotten what theater it was at (I knew it wasn't at the C-Dome). It was just a couple of weeks ago I was asking my (elder) brother what theater it was, and he couldn't remember either.
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Thanks, BillinGlendaleCA. I've never heard of a "a neutral density filter" but I figured the chances were low that there would be NO cars and NO people on the streets of LA, even really early on a Sunday morning, so what you say makes sense.
A neutral density filter is just a dark filter you put over the lens to allow for a longer exposure. They come in various levels of darkness.
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Old Posted Jul 18, 2019, 12:26 PM
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NLA's own li'l odinthor was there at the premiere engagement of HtWWW in its first few weeks (my parental family did a lot of that in those days) . . . but I had forgotten what theater it was at (I knew it wasn't at the C-Dome). It was just a couple of weeks ago I was asking my (elder) brother what theater it was, and he couldn't remember either.
I saw "This is Cinerama" at the Warner Hollywood in June 1954. I had just turned 7 years old. I still remember the roller coaster.
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Mystery walls


Anyone recognize these walls?

From Chaplin's "The Count" (I feel like we've seen this wall on NLA not all that long ago...?):



William Desmond Taylor posing with his car next to what may be the same wall...



from the Our Gang short “Baby Brother”"
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tome

It was a sensation at the time but many thought it was a bit quirky. It was also very costly to make a cinerama film.

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Old Posted Jul 18, 2019, 7:14 PM
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In Cinerama (Great link for Cinerama Info at the Warner Pacific Theatre.)
In Cinerama


To include the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing this week on NLA: Something you may not know?
The Hollywood Walk of Fame has this star:

Walk of Fame

Well, it's not a star, it's a moon! And there are 4 of them!

According to the Walk of Fame website:

On the four sidewalk corners at the intersection of Hollywood and Vine, four similar commemorative dedications mark the Apollo XI Mission within moon-like circular plaques. Each plaque contains the names of Commander Neil A. Armstrong, Lunar Module Pilot Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., Command Module Pilot Michael Collins – the astronauts who were aboard the spaceflight that landed the first two people who walked on the Moon. The circular plaques include the date of the first Moon landing 7/20/69, and name of the mission Apollo XI. On the plaques, the moons are in silver and grey terrazzo circles rimmed in brass on a square pink terrazzo background, with the television emblem inlaid at the top of each circle.

“The telecast from the moon was the single most-important live TV broadcast ever!” said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “The bronze markers were set in all four corners of the intersection within the terrazzo sidewalks to represent their reach to the four corners of the world,” Martinez said.


In looking up information, I found a discrepancy. The Official Walk of Fame website (HERE) says the star ceremony was held July 20, 1973. This Los Angeles Times article (HERE) seems to indicate it was January 14, 1993. The Walk of Fame website does have a star ceremony listed for Michael Collins, one of the astronauts of Apollo 11 on the 1993 date. (?) But they have no separate entries for Armstrong or Aldrin?

So I'm confused.

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mystery theater.

I always associated the widescreen process Cinerama with the Cinerama Dome.

This Kodachrome slide shows a second Cinerama Theater in Hollywood (or downtown Los Angeles)


eBay / found a long time ago.

Does anyone recognize this theater? (I have an idea..but I'll keep mum)

The studio(?) went to a lot of trouble...and spent alot of money...to cover up the theater's name. (the name is hidden underneath the tall blade sign, as well as on the marquee)

Was all this done just for the showing of South Seas Adventures?


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Great to see a photo of the old Cinerama Theatre again.

Our neighbor on Grace Avenue was the manager and gave us tickets to all the original Cinerama movies. In the beginning, the movies were presented as travelogues, with introductions by Lowell Thomas.

The first film produced as a drama was How the West was Won in 1962. In those days, first run movies played at the Chinese, the Egyptian, Warner's and the Pantages.

West Side Story and Gold Finger played at the Chinese; Back Street and Imitation of Life played at Warner's; Spartacus, The Apartment, Cleopatra and Gypsy played at the Pantages; The Unsinkable Molly Brown and The Poseidon Adventure played at the Egyptian. I almost forgot the Paramount Theatre, which showed The Pleasure of His Company and The Young Philadelphians.

As a foot note, you can see William Stromberg's Jewelry Store and Mitchell's Men's Wear to the left of the theater. George, a salesman, later bought Mitchell's and changed the name to By George.

Mr. Stromberg, a true gentleman of his time, also had the Stromberg clock outside. It is still there, but has suffered the ravages of time. Mr. Stromberg gave cloisonné pins to every graduate of every class at Hollywood High School in those years as a graduation gift.
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I just found this very interesting photograph on eBay


It's a rare look inside the Twin Barrels Drive In in Los Angeles.


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The Back










As a reminder. (I believe this has been posted before)


old file

Twin Barrels 1010 East Slauson





And here's an exterior view, that we might have already seen, from gettyimages

" The Twin Barrels drive-in restaurant near Los Angeles - 1939 - Photographer: Ewing Galloway."


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BUT...and it's a big but , if you look closely...this doesn't appear to be the 1010 East Slauson location.

Take a look at this.

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To the right of the car you can clearly see that the street address is 1227*...and not 1010 East Slauson.


It's a mystery!
.........................Get busy minions!


* The street number is 7227 not 1227. (thanks GW)

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Drink Triple XXX Creamy Root beer!






Oh it's "root" beer. Never mind.
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Drink Triple XXX Creamy Root beer!


Oh it's "root" beer. Never mind.
Yeah, in the Valley XXX has a slightly different meaning.
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