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Old Posted Jun 1, 2014, 8:39 PM
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http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...N6BY9BP374.jpg

That's the March 1941 issue of Genii on Orson's desk.
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http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...N6BY9BP374.jpg

That's the March 1941 issue of Genii on Orson's desk.
Date was provided by source. Maybe Orson conjured an advance copy?

Good eyes. Any idea about the fraulein's identity? And what kind of doll is she holding? Jiminy Cricket? Skeleton? Chaplin?

http://www.geniimagazine.com/wiki/im...iCoverV5N7.jpg
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Old Posted Jun 1, 2014, 9:17 PM
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My first thought was Jiminy Cricket. I wonder if some of the objects in the room were for Welles' daughter Christopher who would have been around three years old at the time.
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Old Posted Jun 1, 2014, 9:23 PM
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Europa with chocolate-brown walls

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The address 312 W. 7th Street is in the Loew's State Building (United Building now).

GSV

...but the Lowe's State Building wasn't built until 1921, so the postcard predates it by 11 years!


7th & Broadway/GSV

Does anyone know what stood on the site of the Lowe's State prior to 1921?
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I also noticed this neighbor on 7th Street. I don't think I've heard of the Preckels Bldg. before.

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I think it is the "Spreckels" building...of the sugar fame?
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LAPL

I believe it was in this building, which housed the Smith and Vogel hotels...
I think the Spreckels Building was actually around the corner on Hill St; this was apparently an ad for it.


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I've been getting all worked up lately about Robert Brown Young -- best known for his large hotels and business blocks like the Lankershim and Wilson and Westminster and Hollenbeck, etc.

But as a Bunker wonk, I was thrilled to find he was the architect of the Argyle (I knew from another source the Antlers on Fourth south of Olive was his). RBY is also the architect of the slidy Highland Villa.

From the book on RBY by Le Berthon, 1905:



huntington

gsv

I was just happy to find a good image of the Argyle with its original porches and tower, before their loss to the widening of 2nd St, so I thought it fitting to share it here!
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Old Posted Jun 1, 2014, 10:30 PM
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That's the March 1941 issue of Genii on Orson's desk.
Whoa, good eye Blaster.
Those two photographs of Well's office are amazing Tourmaline.
I hope a higher resolution can be found because I'd love to inspect them more closely.




Inaugural boxing match at the Hollywood America Legion Arena, 1938

ebay


There's another Eastside sign, this time advertising ginger ale. (I've never heard of Hill & Hill Whiskey)
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Old Posted Jun 1, 2014, 10:35 PM
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From the book on Robert Brown Young by Le Berthon, 1905
This is an excellent find Beaudry! Thanks for sharing it with us.
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Old Posted Jun 1, 2014, 11:43 PM
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This is an excellent find Beaudry! Thanks for sharing it with us.
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Thrilled am I as well Beaudry--best yet Argyle in original appearance-- BTW,with the 6 or 7 St. Angelo images now posted from Palmer Conner's color slides- all state that it got demolished in 1956- but in 1961/62 I would fondly fix my eyes on its "castle-forms" during family excursions past downtown on the Hollywood Freeway- I sent the Huntington such commentary - not sure if it's going to be corrected...
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I found this stunning photograph earlier today on ebay.






below: The reverse is equally interesting. Can anyone decipher what it means?
What was the corporation that was buying up land in 1913?





You can see the miniature railroad in this detail.


above: I've been trying to decipher the large letters that are strung across the plaza.
Here's an earlier version that just said V E N I C E. http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=21682



A couple of the signs that are visible.




Boats for rent.




The buildings in the distance. (note the slim tower at left)




A slightly better view of the building in the right foreground with the rooftop pergola.


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Old Posted Jun 2, 2014, 3:13 AM
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Actually, $22.91

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That $1.75 meal on the train in 1945 would be about $13.00 in 2014 money.

Ref:http://www.dollartimes.com/inflation...nt=1&year=1945


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ER....cool photo from 1910....!!!!
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Old Posted Jun 2, 2014, 3:19 AM
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My hypothesis was that those wires on the tunnels were a way to signal an earthquake collapse in the tunnels I may be wrong. I started being driven as a kid in the 1980's and driving in 1990 on these tunnels.

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from the spot that used to hold a hanging lantern there's a bracket holding a wire of some sort.

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I remember as a child ridding through those tunnels. The wire may be a leftover element of a onetime project to bring radio reception inside of the tunnels. I remember being interested in this project as a child. I later went on to be a broadcast engineer so the interest stuck. I would say this project was done between 1959 to maybe 1962? It was billed to the public as a safety issue. One could not hear the traffic reports on the AM car radios when inside of the tunnels. I remember having my Dad test this new innovation shortly after it was implemented. I recall being disappointed as it did nothing for the reception for our car radio.

I do remember the hanging lights along side of the tunnels. I also recall that the lighting was improved within the tunnels during the mid fifties. At one time there was a single light fixture spaced about every 20 at the crest of the bore. Those fixtures were removed and two rows of fluorescent lights were added at about the ten and two o'clock positions at the top of the bore.

Why I remember these things I don't really know, yet many times I can't remember where I put down my car keys!

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Actually, $22.91
Actually, $22.91

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That $1.75 meal on the train in 1945 would be about $13.00 in 2014 money.

Ref:http://www.dollartimes.com/inflation...nt=1&year=1945


ABBA.....Money, Money, Money
http://youtu.be/uP0sC_s5EfE

GW...thanks a mountain for the answer ....!!!

ER....cool photo from 1910....!!!!

Oops....I guess so according to that calculator.
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Old Posted Jun 2, 2014, 4:26 AM
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classic 1940's cafe.


ebay

Notice the separate dining room and the very dark cocktail lounge.
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classic 1940's cafe.


ebay

Notice the separate dining room and the very dark cocktail lounge. I hope an exterior view of this place turns up.
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All you need to do is Google the name of the place and you'll see plenty of them.
I'm sure my suggestion isn't the most original, but in this case it worked marvelously.
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I found this stunning photograph earlier today...



above: I've been trying to decipher the large letters that are strung across the plaza
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It says "BOATING" in dark letters and "V I L L A C I T [Y]" in light letters. The latter being the tent complex next to the Grand Canal.

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classic 1940's cafe.


ebay

Notice the separate dining room and the very dark cocktail lounge.
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More of the Big Rock Beach Cafe here: http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=13762
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Old Posted Jun 2, 2014, 12:31 PM
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Thanks Lorendoc for figuring out that Venice banner.



Wenders was right, there are ample images of the exterior of the Big Rock Cafe.


http://www.pinterest.com/pin/560979697304468930/


I especially like this one.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/edge_a...n/photostream/



below: I'm not sure i'd use the word Poop Deck to describe a restaurant.


http://www.pinterest.com/pin/560979697304468930/
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Old Posted Jun 2, 2014, 12:59 PM
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Beautiful photograph Mojeda101.




Venice CA

ebay



detail: The man on the left is quite dashing.




The seller included some very interesting information.











This building in the right background appears to have a Venice sign, not unlike a depot.

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