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I thought it would help if the picture was the right way around. The Stanley was at 210 S Flower, so I'd guess this was by the Harbor Freeway (possibly under construction) near 4th. The red tanker looks familiar, so we may have seen this before.

Yeah that's one of mine. Looks like she pulled the pic from the eBay listing where it was reversed. I do believe we discussed it at the time but I'm not finding it now. I seem to remember someone wondered what was printed on the side of the shed, which is


...Anthony C. Meehleis Reinforcing Steel

It's a pretty neat shot. I think Hoss is spot-on with his estimation of the location.

I wish I knew more about color correction to get it looking really top-notch. Here's the Berke at Second and SBHA, across from the (back of the) JP Miller house at 201.



As long as we're on the subject of storms, here's something I just screengrabbed off the LA Times, 16 Feb 1937:



Unusual view of the stairs adjacent the B'way tunnel.
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You're 6" 5" Martin !

Bill and I would look quite short next to you.


Coincidentally I was looking at this film last night- Circus performers arriving by airplane (possible at the recently discussed mid-town airfield?).
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...Anthony C. Meehleis Reinforcing Steel

The Loves and Adventures of an LA Steel Contractor


In 1940 Anthony C. Meehleis is married to Dorothy.



In 1942 he's left Dorothy and is married to Betty.




By 1944 he has divorced Betty and already married, and about to be divorced, from Constance ... and is still thinking of Betty.



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That was a busy four years.


Thirteen years on ...


cdnc.ucr.edu - San Bernardino Sun - 24 October 1957

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1938, interesting protest in L.A.

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While we're on the west side of Bunker Hill, have we seen this January 1955 photo of the 4th Street cut before?


Huntington Digital Library

Zooming in, there's another of those red tankers in almost the same place. The company in the background doesn't appear in the 1956 CD, but the Industrial Sanitary Supply Co is at 400 S Boylston in 1960.


Detail of photo above
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Both images, L.A. Times via ProQuest via CSULB Library.
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In 1924 he married the woman with reputedly the most beautiful back in Hollywood, Kathryn Harris.

Melbourne turned his back on Kathryn the next year and they were divorced in 1926.
You have a way with words Noir Noir.

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Another short lived marriage to the German born actress Lena Melana followed.

Here's Lena circa 1927, photographed by Melbourne, outside their home at 148 South La Peer Drive in Beverly Hills.


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148 South La Peer Drive these days.


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Whenever I see a location 'find' like this, I always wonder if the current homeowners know anything about the history of their home.
Aware or not, I bet they would love to see that photograph of Lena Melena, taken so many year ago, at their front door. (I know I would)




Here's another photo of of Lena, in heavy makeup.
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Here's an amazing snapshot of Los Angeles Street decorated for the 1932 Olympics.
I can't resist a closer look.



WOW!

There you have the Martz Flats, which go back on NLA all the way to your post 1203 of May 6, 2010...except that the pic is missing. Here's one from Beaudry's 3790 of a year later:




More on Mr. Martz and his house and his Flats here
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Here is the missing photograph that GW mentioned.


Martz Flats, taken on July 1, 1965. (shortly before demolition)


ucla archives

I fixed my 2010 post as well.

Thanks for the heads up GW.

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I'm sure most of you know that's the old Queen Mary [1936] at the right. Notice that her aft decks are crowded with onlookers. She's still there but the Goose is long gone.
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I've forgotten, why isn't the Goose there any more?
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L.A. Times via ProQuest via CSULB Library.[/SIZE]
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I guess this got settled somehow, I believe the club opened on it's planned date.
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I've forgotten, why isn't the Goose there any more?
From Wikipedia:
In 1980, the Hercules aircraft was acquired by the Aero Club of Southern California, which later put the aircraft on display in a very large geodesic dome next to the Queen Mary ship exhibit in Long Beach, California. The large dome facility became known as the Spruce Goose Dome. The very large enclosed indoor dome area around the Spruce Goose consisted of meeting and special event space, elaborate audio visual displays about Howard Hughes and the Spruce Goose aircraft, and dining areas for tourists. Many convention groups held large dinners, sales meetings, and even concerts under the wings of the aircraft at night when the Spruce Goose Dome was closed to tourists. In 1988, The Walt Disney Company acquired both Long Beach attractions and the associated Long Beach real estate by Pier J. In 1991, Disney informed the Aero Club of Southern California that it no longer wished to display the Hercules aircraft after its highly ambitious Port Disney plan was scrapped.

After a long search for a suitable host, the Aero Club of Southern California arranged for the Hughes Hercules flying boat to be given to Evergreen Aviation Museum in exchange for payments and a percentage of the museum's profits. The aircraft was transported by barge, train, and truck to its current home in McMinnville, Oregon (about 40 miles (60 km) southwest of Portland), where it was reassembled by Contractors Cargo Company and is currently on display. The aircraft arrived in McMinnville on February 27, 1993, after a 138-day, 1,055-mile (1,698 km) trip from Long Beach. The Spruce Goose geodesic dome is now used by Carnival Cruise Lines as its Long Beach terminal.
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In 1980, the Hercules aircraft was acquired by the Aero Club of Southern California, which later put the aircraft on display in a very large geodesic dome next to the Queen Mary ship exhibit in Long Beach, California. The large dome facility became known as the Spruce Goose Dome. The very large enclosed indoor dome area around the Spruce Goose consisted of meeting and special event space, elaborate audio visual displays about Howard Hughes and the Spruce Goose aircraft, and dining areas for tourists. Many convention groups held large dinners, sales meetings, and even concerts under the wings of the aircraft at night when the Spruce Goose Dome was closed to tourists. In 1988, The Walt Disney Company acquired both Long Beach attractions and the associated Long Beach real estate by Pier J. In 1991, Disney informed the Aero Club of Southern California that it no longer wished to display the Hercules aircraft after its highly ambitious Port Disney plan was scrapped.

After a long search for a suitable host, the Aero Club of Southern California arranged for the Hughes Hercules flying boat to be given to Evergreen Aviation Museum in exchange for payments and a percentage of the museum's profits. The aircraft was transported by barge, train, and truck to its current home in McMinnville, Oregon (about 40 miles (60 km) southwest of Portland), where it was reassembled by Contractors Cargo Company and is currently on display. The aircraft arrived in McMinnville on February 27, 1993, after a 138-day, 1,055-mile (1,698 km) trip from Long Beach. The Spruce Goose geodesic dome is now used by Carnival Cruise Lines as its Long Beach terminal.
My wife and I went to a Highlands festival in early 2017 at the Queen Mary. They're using the Goose's dome as exhibition space now. A tour of the Queen was included with the festival ticket. She's definitely seen better days; rust coming up through peeling paint, the wooden decks are worn and unsealed, etc. I recall an article in the LAT that Long Beach City Audit said it requires repairs in the tens of millions and revenue cant even come close. Such a shame for a beautiful piece of Art Deco design.
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We have all seen the photographs of the Hercules, later known as theSpruce Goose, being transported down to Los Angeles Harbor from Hughs Corp. in Playa Vista.

I think the following photograph(s) is new to NLA...because I would have remembered the blimp overhead advertising Hughes' film, 'The Outlaw'.

June 16, 1946

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a closer look


If you look closely, I believe it also says JANE RUSSELL.



I'm surprised Hughes didn't hire two blimps to fly in tandem. (if you catch my drift)

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I'm surprised Hughes didn't hire two blimps to fly in tandem. (if you catch my drift)

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I remember when I was a teenager in the '70s, Jane Russell was doing brassiere commercials on television. At that age, I didn't know who she was or why she would be doing those commercials. Then one day I saw a photo of her from her starlet days and realized "Oh, that's why"
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long beach local news

How it all looks in 2018.
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a closer look


If you look closely, I believe it also says JANE RUSSELL. (with a small, but long, word above her name, and below 'The Outlaw' )

Jane and the Blimp -



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The Blimp with different ad copy -



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Somewhere in the 30's. Shootings between George Farley and the police. G.F. age 48 was evicted from the house, he refused and killed the eviction officer and a police officer.

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