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Daily-ish Perry Mason


A few mysteries and a few non--



Not one but two '56 Birds passing by the old Knick



The old Hollywood Division, not long for this world...Paul in his '58 Bird again



I figured out the location...but mysteries are more fun, right?



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Park Labrea/La Brea? Westwood? Like a lot of old films, Perry Mason often required required quite a bit of willing suspension of disbelief...once Perry
and Della got into building, it was of style not at all modern...and the elevator seemed to go only to the 4th floor...



Hotel Connecticut? Hotel Cedarhurst? ??



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Daily-ish Perry Mason


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This is the 2300 block of E Vernon Avenue in Vernon. At least two of the buildings are still standing.


GSV

Here's a better look at the one on the distance.


GSV

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I figured out the location...but mysteries are more fun, right?
The Nu-Lift Co Inc (maternity supports) was at 1021 N Las Palmas and Lucille of Hollywood was at 1025. All the buildings seem to have gone.
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Old Posted Oct 17, 2018, 10:52 PM
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A few mysteries and a few non--

Hotel Connecticut? Hotel Cedarhurst? ??
Well, I couldn't resist tracking down this one myself... it was the Hotel Vanderbilt at 826 S Hope...


A few noirish items regarding the Vanderbilt...



LAT June 12, 1946



LAT June 16, 1939/Feb 1, 1937

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Perry Mason location / GaylordWilshire
Lucille of Hollywood..............................

'Wisp-O-Youth' (at first I thought it said Lisp-O-Hollywood) lol


hprint



A touch of noir.

'Black Illusion'


etsy / all satin

I wonder if Della Street had one of these thingys.


etsy

$45.00

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Old Posted Oct 17, 2018, 11:23 PM
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'mystery' location.


ebay


I thought there might be a clue on the back....but I believe it's in German.



top line: My (that's as far as I got. lol)

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I thought there might be a clue on the back....but I believe it's in German.



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What little German I used to have is nicht so gut nowadays, and I've always been poor at deciphering anyone's longhand... but Schwester means sister.
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Old Posted Oct 18, 2018, 4:16 AM
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Thanks Scott_Charles.

Here is another 'mystery' location from the Los Angeles Documentary Project [1980]


Douglas Hill 1979

I like this photograph...I like the abundance of plants (do tell odinthor), but I truly doubt we'll ever figure out the location of this one.

The only significant clue, that I can see, is the hotel in the upper left corner.


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Old Posted Oct 18, 2018, 4:29 AM
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This one should be easier because we have the EXACT ADDRESS.


819 Ozone St., Venice CA


LOS ANGELES DOCUMENTARY PROJECT

...but I'm still having a hard time matching the current GSV to the 1980 photograph.
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The only significant clue, that I can see, is the hotel in the upper left corner.


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We can't see the letter preceding OTEL, and this looks more like a motel to me.

Or maybe I'm just feeling a little too cantankerous and splenetic tonight.
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Old Posted Oct 18, 2018, 8:05 AM
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This one should be easier because we have the EXACT ADDRESS.


819 Ozone St., Venice CA


LOS ANGELES DOCUMENTARY PROJECT

...but I'm still having a hard time matching the current GSV to the 1980 photograph.
From Google street view of the address:



The building has been modified dramatically, but details of the 1980 version still linger.

In the 38 years since the photo was taken, virtually everything in the background has disappeared. The used car lot directly behind is still there, but everything else - Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pic 'n' Save, Winston Tire, the Submarine sandwich joint, Cafe Rustico, the violin lessons - is gone.
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From Google street view of the address:



The building has been modified dramatically, but details of the 1980 version still linger.

In the 38 years since the photo was taken, virtually everything in the background has disappeared. The used car lot directly behind is still there, but everything else - Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pic 'n' Save, Winston Tire, the Submarine sandwich joint, Cafe Rustico, the violin lessons - is gone.
(Shakes fist at Scott Charles)You beat me out on this one. ER must have personally looked at this one, I see his Rolls on the Google Street View.

Snark aside...it looks like the Sub place and the Winston Tire buildings have survived.

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I just happened across this photo quite by accident.


http://www.ranker.com/pics/N10005363...-pico-photo-u1

"Man in Ostrich-Drawn Cart Gets Traffic Ticket on Pico, 1920s."

I thought it might be fun to figure out just where on Pico blvd. this traffic stop took place.

I notice there's a tire shop (well, racks of tires), as well as a round white sign(?) on the taller building.
the horiz. sign advertises a Harvar(d) something or other.


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Harvard does intersect Pico. The area is known as Harvard Heights. Tall structure in background appears to bear the bell telephone symbol. At 2978 Pico there is a business that repairs Wurlitzers and other Jukeboxes. Construct permit bears 1905 date and facade seems consistent with that date.

https://i2.ypcdn.com/blob/3cf0044f80...57a133_640.jpg

https://www.google.com/maps/place/29....3056232?hl=en


Different day, different cop, maybe the same ostrich?


En route to the Auto Show?

https://www.mediastorehouse.com/imag...large=10319188

https://scontent-sjc3-1.cdninstagram...MjAwMA%3D%3D.2


https://www.mediastorehouse.com/imag...large=10319176

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What little German I used to have is nicht so gut nowadays, and I've always been poor at deciphering anyone's longhand... but Schwester means sister.
"Tochter" means "daughter."
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Old Posted Oct 18, 2018, 6:09 PM
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THANKS Scott Charles! I was looking east down Ozone St. instead of [where I should have been looking] northwest on LINCOLN Blvd.

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ER must have personally looked at this one, I see his Rolls on the Google Street View.
Yep, and when I backed in to park I almost hit the rarest of flowers.. Daisyicus fake-us tinicus.


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Thanks Scott_Charles. like 'Twisted Schwester'

Here is another 'mystery' location from the Los Angeles Documentary Project [1980]


Douglas Hill 1979

I like this photograph...I like the abundance of plants (do tell odinthor), but I truly doubt we'll ever figure out the location of this one.

The only significant clue, that I can see, is the hotel in the upper left corner.


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A nice selection of xeriscapey plants, e_r! I see Washingtonia robusta, two variants of Agave americana, and I think the Yucca-y looking things are actually young Dracæna draco. The Aloes are blooming, and this species appears to be Aloe ican'tgetagoodlookatitsocan'ttellensis, a species which is photographed exceedingly commonly.

In the other post, yes, good work!, you have correctly identified Daisyicus fake-us tinicus, one of the many species in family Plasticaceæ, which is also represented in the pic by two specimens of the Orange Cone Plant, Conensis aurantiaca trafficæ.
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We can't see the letter preceding OTEL, and this looks more like a motel to me.
I thought I'd be witty and say it could be a hotel, motel or notel.


which led me to this insignificant discovery

Did you know the remodeled Farmer's Daughter Motel on Fairfax (across from the Farmer's Market), kept one room as is (or shall I say as was).

It's named the No Tell Room.


timeout

Yes, those are mirrors on the ceiling and the headboard.





timeout







As a reminder: Here's how the Farmer's Daughter Motel looked back in the 1960s-70s




& today



note: the 'City Slicker' cocktail lounge is now the TART cafe.










Thanks for the word 'splenetic' Handsome Stranger. (I had to look it up)

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I came across a small photoset (four images) at USC earlier, which shows 8th Street between Hope and Flower Streets in 1932. This one is looking west across Flower Street from just west of Hope Street.


USC Digital Library

The guy on the right, directly under the "CONGRESS" blade sign, caught my eye, so I zoomed in. The only lawn mower sharpener I can see in the 1932 CD is Frank E Houghtaling, with a business address at 8120 S Vermont Avenue and a home address at 610 W 46th Street. I assume the sharpener also did knives, because I can't imagine that there were many lawn mowers at 8th and Flower!


Detail of picture above

For search purposes:

First English Evangelical Lutheran Church, 800 S Flower Street
Sawyer School Of Business, 812 W 8th Street
Medico-Dental Building, 947 W 8th Street
Abbey Hotel, 825 W 8th Street
Congress Hotel, 729 W 8th Street
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While looking through ebay, yesterday, I came across this 'rare' Liquor License Tax stamp.

"RARE CITY OF LOS ANGELES LIQUOR LICENSE TAX STAMP 3 CENTS"


ebay

$22.00

"One Case or Fractional Part" 3 cents

I don't understand how this system worked. Where did you stick the stamps...on the case? on the delivery order? on the invoice?
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update:

There's a second stamp on ebay today.

"USA 1933 Los Angeles Liquor License Tax 4c black"


ebay

This one says 1/8 BBL (BBL = beer bottle, right?) 4 cents

still confused.

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Here's how the Farmer's Daughter Motel looked back in the 1960s-70s

Many years ago I used to drive by that motel and think "Gosh, they must have named it that for the 1963 TV series 'The Farmer's Daughter', because I see CBS Television City right across the street, so the show gotta must have done aired on CBS."

Boy, I thought I was clever! I felt like such a schmuck when I found out "The Farmer's Daughter" actually aired on ABC.

BTW, Happy 96th Birthday to Grauman's Egyptian Theatre.
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That sound like the type of connection I would make.

a wrong one.
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