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Old Posted Feb 10, 2011, 5:03 PM
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Serenity now........serenity now.
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Old Posted Feb 10, 2011, 6:20 PM
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Now, now ladies...

http://distributorcapny.blogspot.com...1_archive.html
...let's practice our smiles for the sake of
peace in Tinseltown....
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Old Posted Feb 10, 2011, 6:45 PM
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LOL.....Agreed, Gaylord......Tho Tinseltown has been known for plenty of not so happy behavior too! LOL LOL.....

I'm sure we've all heard of The Battling Bogarts....

Mayo Methot (March 3, 1904 – June 9, 1951), also known as Mayo Methot Bogart, was an American film and theater actress.

Methot and Bogart became a couple of high-profile Hollywood celebrities, but it was not a smooth marriage. Both drank heavily, and Methot gained a reputation for her violent excesses when under the influence. They became known as "The Battling Bogarts," with Methot's nickname widely known, for her combativeness, as "Sluggy." Bogart later named his motor yacht Sluggy, in her honor.

PS - Dead at 47! See what that Green River bourbon will do to ya! LOL



And speaking of Green River...how's this for an advertising slogan? As many of you have noticed, their billboards were all over Downtown.......guessing mostly in the 30s and 40s.


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Old Posted Feb 10, 2011, 8:48 PM
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And lest we forget

http://blstb.msn.com/i/5C/1ACC6028C2...7695208010.jpg

Thirty-two days and a few Dutch Ovens later, they were history.


P.S., malumot: Clever bourbon ad. No one ever said the whiskey would have a headache....
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Old Posted Feb 10, 2011, 9:35 PM
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I started this thread on June 06, 2009.......and over the years everyone has been extremely civil.

malumot, I've really enjoyed your posts and I hope you continue to participate in this thread.
MichaelRyerson: I think your recent involvement has been absolutely wonderful. In fact, I look forward to your posts daily.

(back to) malumot-
The heated rhetoric began when you replied, "Your words, not mine, Buster" to one of MichaelRyerson's posts.
This seems a bit rude and I can certainly see why MR was offended.
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This thread has been so great for so many people over the years.
I just want everyone to enjoy themselves and share their knowledge and love for the city of Los Angeles.

If you have a disagreement with someone and you begin to feel angry......
simply step away from the thread for a little while.

THANKS!

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Old Posted Feb 10, 2011, 10:02 PM
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Here is great photo of the Pacific Mutual Building on the corner of 6th and Olive St.


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Old Posted Feb 10, 2011, 10:27 PM
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A doozy of a truck accident at 3127 Beverly Blvd. in 1951. I hope this poor guy had insurance.



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below: A view from the roof of the damaged building. This photographer seems to be going beyond the call of duty.


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Old Posted Feb 10, 2011, 11:34 PM
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What is all that in the foreground?

At first glance I thought they were bricks that had tumbled down...

.....wait a minute! Those aren't bricks!

They're packages....packages that have been carefully wrapped with nondescript brown paper...

Why it's.......it's........

(All I can say is that if it was 2011 I'd be positive it was either bud or blow.)


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A doozy of a truck accident at 3127 Beverly Blvd. in 1951. I hope this poor guy had insurance.



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Old Posted Feb 11, 2011, 1:49 AM
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lol, I thought the same thing malumot. It looks like kilo bricks of cocaine.

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Old Posted Feb 11, 2011, 1:50 AM
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one more look at the southland


Source: USC Digital Archive http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...CHS-44029?v=hr

i know i would have remembered seeing this particular angled shot with the richfield so coolly/coyly hanging out on the right side of the photog.

i guess the boys at usc were adding to the archive, as well as putting copyright notices on all the images while the site was down this week
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Old Posted Feb 11, 2011, 1:56 AM
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^^^And there's the Southland Hotel with it's cozy looking penthouse in the lower left hand corner.*

*oops! I just noticed that you mentioned the Southland in your post gsjansen.
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A doozy of a truck accident at 3127 Beverly Blvd. in 1951. I hope this poor guy had insurance.



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everyone i'm sure will be relieved to find out that the building's been repaired



i've never seen square grouper run so far inland before
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Old Posted Feb 11, 2011, 2:20 AM
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And beyond, in the distance, one of my favorites ---

The brooding Rex Arms. Which by this time had the Harbor Freeway running through its backyard.


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^^^And there's the Southland Hotel with it's cozy looking penthouse in the lower left hand corner.*

*oops! I just noticed that you mentioned the Southland in your post gsjansen.

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Old Posted Feb 11, 2011, 2:29 AM
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I've always liked the Rex Arms as well malumot.


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everyone i'm sure will be relieved to find out that the building's been repaired



i've never seen square grouper run so far inland before
What I also found interesting was the view catty-corner to this building:


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The little bungalow in the left of the pic still exists. I'm trying to figure out the structure with the tile roof next to it; is that the same structure in the older photo?
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one more view of the rex across the construction site of the statler, (or is it the demolition site of the studebaker showroom)


Source: USC Digital Archive http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...G-STA-002?v=hr
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Old Posted Feb 11, 2011, 3:25 AM
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What I also found interesting was the view catty-corner to this building:


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Google Earth

The little bungalow in the left of the pic still exists. I'm trying to figure out the structure with the tile roof next to it; is that the same structure in the older photo?

sopas_ej
You have a great eye.
The gabled bungalow is definitely still there, but I can't decide about the corner building.

I believe the white building (Banner & Sign Factory) is the same building as in the 1951 photograph.
The dimensions seem identical.....but I have no idea why anyone would want to cover over those great windows.
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this 1910 image looking east across main street, (maybe taken from the roof of the 1st courthouse??), intrigued me. i was drawn immediately to the paris inn which in this photo would have been located at the south east corner of market street and los angeles street


Source: USC Digital Archive http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...CHS-41536?v=hr

as this next image shows, (i definitely know which building this one is taken from!!!!), the paris inn seems to have been replaced with a gas station


Source: USC Digital Archive http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...CHS-12633?v=hr

the paris inn apparently the happiest place to be in america complete with operatic singing waiters


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A postcard of the Paris Inn Cafe, "outstanding European cafe of America." The front of the postcard includes photos of the proprietors, I. Pedroli and Bert Rovere.


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an operatic moment at the paris inn, (which should always be accompanied by a leek )
(......ok, maybe not always.......)


Source: LAPL http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics40/00039920.jpg
Thank you thank you. I have been looking for a photo forever of the outside of the Paris Inn. My grandmother danced there in the '40s and then the new Paris Inn when it moved up to Broadway in the '50s. I have inside photos but never any outside ones. Thanks also for the wonderful site. Makes walking in LA so much more interesting.
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one more look at the southland


Source: USC Digital Archive http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/assets...CHS-44029?v=hr

i know i would have remembered seeing this particular angled shot with the richfield so coolly/coyly hanging out on the right side of the photog.

i guess the boys at usc were adding to the archive, as well as putting copyright notices on all the images while the site was down this week
Oh, THIS one. This one has been up for a while since it used to be my iBook desktop! Like a Choucroute Garnie, it basically has everything I love in it. I'm tempted to go down to USC and pay Dace Taub whatever she wants for a five-foot blowup.

I'm going to spend a couple nights in the "Wilshire Grand" (Statler/Hilton) this month, just to be able to say I did, but mostly because I'll be shooting lots of then-n-nowz against the photos from the opening day book they issued. Demolition commences, I'm told, in 45 days.
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Thank you thank you. I have been looking for a photo forever of the outside of the Paris Inn. My grandmother danced there in the '40s and then the new Paris Inn when it moved up to Broadway in the '50s. I have inside photos but never any outside ones. Thanks also for the wonderful site. Makes walking in LA so much more interesting.
Here's something interesting about the Paris Inn: the color interior picture is from a postcard called "Take a Trip to Paris" and of the "street" -- the left side (or banke, if you will) was known as the "Bohemian Side" and the right side of the room was known as the "Formal Side."
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