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Racist sentiment on Moonstone Beach postcard #2.



"This flatters the place, an Indian, small boy and a Dago total population." -W.C.B.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Post...4AAOSwxN5WUETD





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One more from Redondo Beach, 1912.

'mystery' rope.


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So what do you suppose this rope was attach to? What it anchored in the water
-that said, I imagine it was to keep swimmers safe from rip-tides.
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Just in time for Christmas!

Monkey Island t-Shirts.


You can buy it at http://www.zazzle.com/monkey_island_...31220062755661






I just noticed they have this refrigerator magnet as well. (only $3.65)


http://www.zazzle.com/matchbook_magn...66903325120527

Let me know if you need my address.
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I don't believe we've seen this particular photograph on NLA. (although we've seen many like it)


http://aggro-gator.com/index.php?=60909





It's from the cover of this.


https://mattsko.wordpress.com/2015/1...yest-freeways/

I swear I thought this said America's Greatest Freeways.
Is this the correct title or is someone playing around with photoshop?

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I swear I thought this said America's Greatest Freeways until I went to post it.
Is this the correct title or is someone playing around with photoshop?
The image seems to originate from a Tumblr user called LiarTownUSA, so draw your own conclusions .
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The KCET Studio at 4401 Sunset Boulevard have been mentioned once or twice on NLA, but I couldn't find any pictures. Here's Julius Shulman's view of it from 1979. It's "Job 5707: KCET (Television station: Los Angeles, Calif.),1979".



According to Wikipedia, it is the longest continuously-producing studio in Hollywood, making films since its establishment in 1912. It looks like all three of the remaining photographs show the 1922 administration building, which was erected by Charles Ray. The studio was designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 1978, which is possibly why Mr Shulman photographed it a year later.



Even a visit from Mr Shulman didn't excite the cat!



The architect obviously liked arches.



All from Getty Research Institute

I've marked the photographer's position for the pictures above on the aerial below.


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There's more information and pictures of the studio in an article on bigorangelandmarks.blogspot.com. Wikipedia notes that KCET sold the studio to The Church of Scientology in 2011.
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I confess to having now become weirdly obsessed with the development of SCE's lobby tree over the years (which means you're going to have to suffer right along with me). To wit:

1934:



1944:


1952:


ca. 1960:


A recent shot of the lobby—note those wonderful hanging lanterns have gone missing:
dalewilcoxphotography

One wonders if there's a recently-felled-from-the-High-Sierras thirty-foot spruce now standing, tinsel-choked, in the lobby today. I doubt it. Yet with the promised restoration to its 1930s glory, will the tradition return? (Plus I bet the acoustics are amazing.)
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I confess to having now become weirdly obsessed with the development of SCE's lobby tree over the years (which means you're going to have to suffer right along with me). To wit:


A recent shot of the lobby—note those wonderful hanging lanterns have gone missing:
dalewilcoxphotography
Hugo Ballin
"Apotheosis of Power"....1930...9' x 18'

.....the highest point in the development of something; culmination or climax.
"his appearance as Hamlet was the apotheosis of his career"
the elevation of someone to divine status; deification.

The painting was meant to represent the Edison Company as "the source from which water and power flow."
The naked man at the right appears to be rather lacking in ''power". Maybe things need more 'splaining.


This another example of LA's dreadful public mural art.



The figures on the right are Benjamin Franklin and Dr. William Gilbert.

Ballin was born in New York City and studied at the Art Students League of New York. When the Wisconsin State Capital was built in the early 20th Century, Ballin created 26 murals for its interior.[2] In 1917 he began working for Goldwyn Pictures in New Jersey as an art director and production designer, and in 1921 he moved to Los Angeles at the request of Samuel Goldwyn. He was soon also directing, writing, and producing silent films for his own production company. He was married to the actress Mabel Croft Ballin.

Wiki: "When Hollywood began making talking pictures, Ballin left the film industry to return to his first career as a classically trained artist". I have a Degree in art from Art Center College of Design....Pasadena. I suspect that Mr. Ballin played hooky from most of his art classes.

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And according to the LA Conservancy,

"Below the thirty-foot high coffered ceiling, the floor and walls are composed of at least seventeen different types of marble."
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And according to the LA Conservancy,

"Below the thirty-foot high coffered ceiling, the floor and walls are composed of at least seventeen different types of marble."

SCE has more money than they know what to do with.
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The KCET Studio at 4401 Sunset Boulevard.

The studio is the longest continuously-producing studio in Hollywood, making films since its establishment in 1912.
It looks like all three of the remaining photographs show the 1922 administration building, which was erected by Charles Ray.



https://www.pinterest.com/pin/554365035352995788/

"In 1912 the Lubin Company purchased land for a movie studio on Fleming Street off of Sunset Boulevard.
Charles Ray took over the property in the 1920s after Kalem, Essanay and Jesse Hampton came and went."


Charles Ray (1891-1943) was an extraordinarily popular silent film star.


http://www.goldensilents.com/stars/charlesray.html

His first experience in film came with Thomas Ince's Studio in 1915. He was featured in many short films as a wholesome, simple country boy (he was from Indiana)
The public loved him and clamored for more. He moved on to full-length features in the late teens and early 20s.

After forming his own production company, he placed most of his money into the mega-project, "The Courtship of Miles Standish" (1923).


-as Miles Standish.

http://silentcinema.com/THE_COURTSHI...hoto_1923.aspx





below: Studio publicity with many superlatives.









Cast photo (but I don't see Charles Ray)

http://estatesalechronicles.blogspot...hollywood.html



"The Courtship of Miles Standish" ended up costing over $1 Million dollars!
Most astoundingly, Mr. Ray built a full size replica of the Mayflower at his studio in East Hollywood.
The film was a major flop and Mr. Ray lost his fortune.



A blogger at http://estatesalechronicles.blogspot...hollywood.html
wrote:

"I've never seen a photograph of the ship in situ. That is until recently"

The blogger found this amazing photograph in a reference book at an estate sale.


http://estatesalechronicles.blogspot...hollywood.html

The "Mayflower" dwarfs its Southern California neighborhood, 1920s.





After an additional google search or two, I found this blurb in Photoplay (1923)


http://archive.org/stream/photoplayv...402/mode/thumb

But as I mentioned earlier, the film flopped, Mr. Ray's pockets were empty, and the tourist attraction never happened.
Eventually the "Mayflower" burned to the ground. Some critics later commented that the reception of "The Courtship of Miles Standish"
was so bad, Ray would have been better off keeping the boat and burning the film.



And get this, the film is now lost! No copies of Mr. Ray's epic are known to exist.

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I don't believe we've seen this particular photograph on NLA. (although we've seen many like it)


http://aggro-gator.com/index.php?=60909





It's from the cover of this.


https://mattsko.wordpress.com/2015/1...yest-freeways/

I swear I thought this said America's Greatest Freeways.
Is this the correct title or is someone playing around with photoshop?

Hoss, I had exactly the same experience. Studies have shown that when reading we often substitute the correct spelling of misspelled words if they are in context with the subject matter. In this case we picked up our cue from the photograph,and the word "Freeways" and the mind substituted "Greatest" for Gayest.

I feel certain this was Photoshopped as all the necessary letters were in the original title and the background banner is of a fairly consistent color from right to left and top to bottom, making for a relatively easy change. In any event it is an interesting bit of humor!

Cheers,
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Deleted duplicate post of above.

Cheers,
Jack

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Hoss, I had exactly the same experience. Studies have shown that when reading we often substitute the correct spelling of misspelled words if they are in context with the subject matter. In this case we picked up our cue from the photograph, and the word "Freeways", and the mind substituted "Greatest" for Gayest.

I feel certain this was Photoshopped as all the necessary letters were in the original title and the background banner is of a fairly consistent color from right to left and top to bottom, making for a relatively easy change. In any event it is an interesting bit of humor!

Cheers,
Jack
More confusion.......Now my eyes are seeing double posts. What?

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And according to the LA Conservancy,

"Below the thirty-foot high coffered ceiling, the floor and walls are composed of at least seventeen different types of marble."
It's true.


Me, 2014


Me, 2014
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As long as we're on the subject of Christmas trees (well I am, anyway)—Season's Greetings from your friends at General Petroleum!



Santa Fe Springs, 1929 (usc)
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Let's briefly revisit the "no bootleg" La Fonda in Studio City.



eBay

Now we have an idea what the exterior looked like.




eBay



and this, from inside the matchbook.



"Visit the Longest Cocktail Bar in the Valley." -no wonder they had to have that no bootleg statement on the menu.
(unless the bar was added after prohibition)





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"Prohibition Era Menu, La Fonda Wayside Inn; 12117 Ventura Blvd. Studio City"



eBay at http://www.ebay.com/itm/Prohibition-...gAAOSwAKxWbbQZeBay

detail from menu.
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More confusion.......Now my eyes are seeing double posts. What?

Hey CBD, my apologies. Don't know how that happened. I sure wish the site had a provision for deleting duplicate posts.

Cheers,
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CoCo Tree Cafe meets Tom Mix and the Mummy . . . A chaotic view of Hollywood and Vine.



http://www.skyscraperpage.com/forum/...postcount=1659



http://www.skyscraperpage.com/forum/...ostcount=20621


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I DID FIND A PHOTO OF IT.

Let’s review… A hundred years on one corner of Hollywood & Vine, give or take a decade or two! A look at the buildings on the Northwest Corner of Hollywood & Vine.
(…and also a look at billboards through the years!)

(1887)
This is an 1887 map, produced by the town’s founders, the Wilcoxes. Hollywood and Vine is the small circle in pencil.


You’ll notice the streets were originally named Prospect and Weyse Avenues.
(1907)
(one source lists the photo c. 1903, another 1907) – Weyse Ave. (Vine Street) headed north into the hills from Prospect Ave. (Hollywood Boulevard). The home of George Hoover is on the far left and the Bartlett residence is at the right. The empty field in right foreground is now the Pantages Theatre.
LA Public Library Image Archive

To give an idea of these homes, here’s a postcard view of the home of Jacob Stern, across the street on the Southwest corner (where the Broadway Dept. store is located).
Hollywood Photographs

Weyse was the first street to be renamed (Vine Street) and when Hollywood consolidated with Los Angeles in 1910 Prospect Ave. became Hollywood Blvd. and Hollywood & Vine was now on the map.

(1920)
Here’s a great 1920 aerial of the intersection. You can see that Jacob Stern’s home entailed a lot more land than George Hoover’s home across the street!
Hollywood Photographs

The building on the Southeast corner is a church that was built in 1903 and remained until 1923. In the following aerial dated 1921 you can see it in the intersection of Hollywood & Vine (to the right of the street banner).
KCET

(1931)
By this 1931 aerial (facing northeast) we have the Equitable, Taft and Broadway buildings erected (lower right) in the intersection.
Hollywood Photographs

But Carl Laemmle’s vision of a 900 seat theatre and office tower on the Northwest corner was thwarted by the depression. Instead, he opened the CoCo Tree Café and used the top of the building to advertise his Universal Pictures.
tlc

(1932)
USC Digital


(1936)
Here’s a 1936 shot of some filming in front of the restaurant. (Equitable Building in background.)


It seems that Lon Chaney’s ghost was reportedly seen sitting on a public bench at the corner of Hollywood and Vine, in front of the Coco Tree!

Story HERE.
(Story says corner was northeast, but someone corrects that in the comments.)


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A rare glimpse inside the Melody Lane located in the Laemmle Building at Hollywood & Vine St.
Previously this was the location of the Richard Neutra designed CoCo Tree Cafe from 1932 to 1940.


calisphere

A few interior photos.

calisphere


calisphere


calisphere





I strongly suspect this image has been seen on NLA, but it is currently hiding.

Source says undated, but we can guess late 1932, since Boris Karloff's muslin-layered premier was in December of that year.



http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...id/12591/rec/1











When the subject of XMAS '32 is mentioned, who doesn't think of Tom Mix stabling his horse, Tony (in Bethlehem) and escapist "dust[y] bowl" entertainment featuring Boris Karloff. Bbbrrrrrrrrrr.




Boris Karloff, the Mummy (1932)
https://johneaves.files.wordpress.co...pg?w=655&h=827



1932 - Mummy movie madness displayed at a Lexington KY theater lobby.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-tZPvgXYLLL...a101_1486a.jpg


Unknown location
http://theculturalgutter.com/wp-cont...my-theater.jpg
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Hey CBD, my apologies. Don't know how that happened. I sure wish the site had a provision for deleting duplicate posts.

Cheers,
Jack
How to delete a double post.

Jack: The way you delete any post is to click on your duplicate post, then click EDIT and remove all of the data and upload new data such as a new photo. Its very easy...


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