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Has anyone heard of Nibblers before?


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Looking southeast across the intersection of S. Spring and 1st Street.

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A small chain restaurant. More familiar with location at Wilshire and San Vicente. Beverly Hills Nibblers located at Spaulding Dr. and Wilshire. Both have been closed for a decade or more.

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Beverly Hillbillies House. 750 Bel Air Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90077










All from Zillow

This 21523 square foot single family home has 10 bedrooms and 12.0 bathrooms.

Lynn Atkinson was an engineer and public works contractor who retired in his thirties and built Bel Air's most expensive Depression-era house, at 750 Bel Air Rd. It had a ballroom with an orchestra stage, a pipe organ, six bedroom suites, a 150 foot manmade waterfall, a landing pad for autogyros, gold-plated doorknobs and hinges, and an elevator that ran seventy-five feet below the house to tunnels leading to the pool and landing pad. But he never moved in and his family only ever used the house for parties. In 1945, the house was acquired "for a mere $250,000" by Arnold S. Kirkeby, a bond dealer, developer, and hotelier with rumored mob ties who had just bought the Beverly Wilshire. Here's Gross:

It's unclear, even to his family, how [Kirkeby] came to own it.
A local gossip column once claimed that Atkinson gave the house to Kirkeby in repayment of a gambling debt. Carla Kirkeby, Arnold's younger child, says her parents told her that Atkinson had run out of money to finish the house, borrowed it from Kirkeby, and, unable to pay it back, lost the house, his collateral. Her father "didn't want to take the house," she says. "He said he'd never make another loan like that." Kirkeby's son Arnold, known as Buzz, believes that the kooky Atkinson took the loan for an ill-fated wartime engineering brainstorm--floating islands he proposed to sell to the US Navy. But the war ended, the navy was no longer interested--if it ever had been--and Atkinson "handed over the keys to the house."

Understandably, he did so with a heavy heart--his daughter Doris once told Carla Kirkeby that her father moved into an apartment on Wilshire Boulevard with a view of the house and sat staring at it for hours on end through binoculars. In summer 1961, having moved again, he leapt from his twelfth-floor apartment in the Le Corbusier-inspired Park La Brea complex east of Beverly Hills. A note found near his body blamed the infamous Los Angeles smog that had exacerbated his pulmonary emphysema. "I have lived here for almost fifty years in perfect physical condition except for smog-affected lungs that make life too miserable, but if my passing shall accent a need for a change, it will have served a good purpose," wrote the sixty-six-year-old.

Meanwhile, right before Kirkeby died in 1962, he agreed to let a producer use 750 Bel Air's exterior for the Clampett house in The Beverly Hillbillies, thinking the show wouldn't last. The fans tormented his widow Carlotta for years. And one last bit about the house: Betsy Bloomingdale supposedly walked into the White House in 1975 and said "This looks just like Carlotta Kirkeby's house in Bel Air." Unreal Real Estate

"The Kirkeby Estate, Bel-Air Road, Bel-Air. Also known as home to "The Beverly Hillbillies." Jerry Perenchio, movie producer and former partner of Norman Lear, bought the Kirkeby Estate for $13.6 million in 1986, then bought three adjacent lots for about $9 million, expanding the grounds to 11.5 acres. (The comparatively modest ranch house of former President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan is his only remaining neighbor.) Perenchio also reportedly invested another $9 million refurbishing the 18th-century French neoclassical mansion he purchased from the estate of widow Carlotta Kirkeby.

Built over five years during the 1930s by millionaire bridge contractor Lynn Atkinson, the house with the copper roof, limestone walls, marble staircase, ballroom and two-story reception hall cost $2 million. An oft-told but disputed story goes: Atkinson had planned to surprise his wife, Berenice, by throwing a massive housewarming party. But, as he expectantly walked her through the house and a band played under the Baccarat crystal chandelier, she sniffed: "Who would ever live in a house like this? It's so grandiose." Atkinson was crushed. They left, and the grand mansion stood empty for years as Berenice Atkinson refused to move there. It sold in 1945 to Arnold Kirkeby for $200,000, though some versions of the story say it really was collateral on an uncollected loan.

The estate's facade and gardens are familiar to millions of television viewers as the home of "The Beverly Hillbillies." Later, Carlotta Kirkeby would rue the day she allowed the house to be filmed, as tour buses and looky-loos clogged Nimes and Bel-Air roads."
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Video tour of Bel Air Road. Sounds like Nancy Reagon is Jed's neighbor.
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Charlies Angels. 189 N. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills.

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Beverly Hillbillies House. 750 Bel Air Rd
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The left circle indicates the former entrance @ 750 Bel-Air Rd; the top
circle indicates the new one @ 875 Nimes Rd.

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The new entrance at 875 Nimes Rd, with the Frontgate-catalog-style bollards and
mailbox/address marker.

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Closer aerial view from the southeast. Some sources say the whole house has been replaced
or so extensively remodeled--or at least the facade has--that it's unrecognizable as the
Hillbillies house. I guess you'd have to hire a helicopter to check that out.

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The left circle indicates the former entrance @ 750 Bel-Air Rd; the top
circle indicates the new one @ 875 Nimes Rd.
Nothing brings out my inner geek faster than any mention of 1960s sitcoms. The first thing I did upon seeing that aerial view was to look around for the Clampett's "cement pond."


[source: truthwithoutexcuse.blogspot.com]

Of course, it only existed on the Beverly Hillbillies set at General Services Studios on Las Palmas in Hollywood.
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Some sources say the whole house has been replaced
or so extensively remodeled--or at least the facade has--that it's unrecognizable as the
Hillbillies house. I guess you'd have to hire a helicopter to check that out.
Bing Maps sometimes has multiple angled aerial views so you can see more than one side (click for Bing link):



Looks pretty much the same to me.
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Nothing brings out my inner geek faster than any mention of 1960s sitcoms. The first thing I did upon seeing that aerial view was to look around for the Clampett's "cement pond."


[source: truthwithoutexcuse.blogspot.com]

Of course, it only existed on the Beverly Hillbillies set at General Services Studios on Las Palmas in Hollywood.
Arnold S. Kirkeby was born on June 12, 1901, in Chicago, Illinois, and died in 1 March 1962 in the American Airlines plane crash just after leaving New York known as American Airlines Flight 1. All 87 passengers and eight crew died in the crash. A Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) investigation determined that a manufacturing defect in the automatic pilot system led to an uncommanded rudder control system input, causing the accident.

A number of notable people lost their lives in the crash. It was the sixth fatal Boeing 707 crash, and, at the time, the deadliest. John Dieckman, international champion flyfisher and caster.
Admiral Richard Lansing Conolly, USN (retired), president of Long Island University and two-time Deputy Chief of Naval Operations.
W. Alton Jones, multi-millionaire former president and chairman of Cities Service Company and close personal friend of Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Arnold Kirkeby, millionaire realtor and former head of the Kirkeby chain of luxury hotels.
Louise Lindner Eastman, whose daughter Linda Eastman would later marry the Beatle Paul McCartney.
Irving Rubine, TV writer.
Emelyn Whiton, 1952 Olympic sailing gold medalist (6-metre keelboat).
Bob Paschall, Broadway stage manager.
Joe Harwell, Broadway actor.
In addition, 15 abstract paintings by the artist Arshile Gorky were en route to Los Angeles for an exhibition and were destroyed. W. Alton Jones was found to be carrying $55,690 in cash, including a $10,000 bill.

TV fans will note that Kirkeby owned the stately mansion used for the hit CBS sitcom "The Beverly Hillbillies" exterior shots, located at 750 Bel Air Road, Bel Air, California. Series producer Paul Henning paid the family (Mr. Kirkeby was killed in a plane crash prior to the series debut) $500 per day for filming on the mansion's grounds. The mansion's interior and rear were duplicated on Stage 4 at General Service Studios. Contractual provisions at the time prevented disclosure of the mansion's address in press releases and required restoration of the grounds after each shoot. The mansion had been previously used by Jerry Lewis for 1960's "Cinderfella."

Looks like there was a tunnel to get to the cement pond in the real mansion.
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Looks pretty much the same to me.
Bing Maps

Prophet--Thanks for the tip on Bing-- Looks like Google Maps is behind the curve, or maybe it's my own ability to use it--anyway--I agree, now I see that the house looks the same. I know I've read before that it was altered, even torn down and replaced, but such reports may well have been a red herring by the current owners to throw Hillbillies fans off the scent.

The Clampett house lives...
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Can somebody re-identify this club? I'm sure I found it here somewhere but lost the name.....



I will credit the photo as soon as I know where it came from!

Thanks in advance, fellow Noiri.
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thenicerguy, I'm not sure what bar that is. I'll try to find out.
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ebay



It still stands today.


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Can somebody re-identify this club? I'm sure I found it here somewhere but lost the name.....

The Turf Club at the Ambassador Hotel?
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ebay

It still stands today.

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Looks like there was an addition to the original building.


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1924
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Looking North on Western from First Street. I suspect that this photo was taken from the Storage Building. Interestingly, at 112 N Western, just a few doors away from the Storage Building was Wilshire Cadillac - on Western. http://rescarta.lapl.org:8080/ResCar...ce&submit=Find
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I am rather intrigued by this small 'tower' that I've circled in red. Is it a lookout/bell tower atop an old fire station?*

originally posted by Godzilla

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*Ok, I just looked again at the other photograph Godzilla posted (see below), and it looks like there is a fire station....
but the station seems to be a lot closer to the Wilshire Storage Bldg. than the 'tower'. What do you guys think?


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The Las Flores Inn in the late 1940s or early 1950s. pan right---> to see the swordfish.


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Today, the old Las Flores Inn is now Duke's Malibu.


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In 1942, Architect Arthur Harvey had his office at 245 S. Western. This might have made it easy for him to admire his work and direct prospective clients there., e.g., black/gold at 269 S. Western.

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Well, maybe we have a little bit of consolation in the 1931 Selig Retail Store on the nw corner of Western and 3rd. Architect Arthur Harvey
was clearly inspired by Stiles Clements's 1928 Richfield Building. After his 1928 Chateau Elysee (now better known as the Scientology
Celebrity Center), Harvey really got on the Deco bandwagon--two other of his L.A. works are the American Storage building and the Wilshire
Professional Building. Imagine if they, too, had been done in black and gold:

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I am rather intrigued by this small 'tower' that I've circled in red. Is it a lookout/bell tower atop an old fire station?*

originally posted by Godzilla


*Ok, I just looked again at the other photograph Godzilla posted (see below), and it looks like there is a fire station....
but the station seems to be a lot closer to the Wilshire Storage Bldg. than the 'tower'. What do you guys think?

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Looking for additional photos of the station. Would also like to know its number and how long it remained at that address.

Both the tower and the station appear to be on the same lot. The depth of the station or its property line is not clear from the photos. Nor is it clear that the tower is even attached to the station. It looks as though the tower is possibly set back east of the station, but this is just a guess.
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