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Old Posted Nov 15, 2018, 8:05 PM
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The Ebay seller [with the mislabeled Forest Lawn/Earl Carroll's slide] also has/had this slide listed at the same time.
As most everyone knows, this slide was taken just a block to the east on the opposite side of Vine St.


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Old Posted Nov 15, 2018, 8:34 PM
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odinthor, what that article on Mrs. Kerckhoff failed to mention was her fondness for Cubism.


Los Angeles Times, December 15, 1925, via ProQuest via CSULB Library.

As you can see, Mrs. Kerckhoff is sporting the very lastest in Cubistic Coiffures.
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Old Posted Nov 15, 2018, 9:04 PM
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More on Marcell.



It turns out, the Marcell Inn sign was found....
"under wood siding, sheathing the back wall of a garage behind a Victorian Cottage in north-central Pasadena."

You can read all about the discovery below.







The only thing missing in this article is the street address of the "Victorian cottage" (the one with the garage behind it)

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Old Posted Nov 15, 2018, 9:32 PM
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odinthor, what that article on Mrs. Kerckhoff failed to mention was her fondness for Cubism.


Los Angeles Times, December 15, 1925, via ProQuest via CSULB Library.

As you can see, Mrs. Kerckhoff is sporting the very lastest in Cubistic Coiffures.
Right you are, e_r!

It's said that she was deeply influenced by T. Roosevelt's Square Deal...
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We discussed the film back in 2012.

Handsome_Stranger's screengrabs are definitely worth a second look. Thank for reminding us of the film tikiman. It was fun watching it again.

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I'm just being nit-picky...the "Hollywood the Unusual" film was discussed being on DVD, which I did not remember, but it wasn't yet on youtube then, so I hadn't seen it! (And was glad to do so.)

At first I thought the director (William Taylor) might have been the infamous William "Desmond" Taylor, but the film was made several years after his notoriety. Did I ever mention I saw his signature in a Hotel del Coronado guest book that was in their lobby museum space?
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Another Perry Mason house...this one a mystery


The elaborate gates to it seem to be at the end of a straight street with comparatively ordinary though not humble houses lining it...








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That one is pretty easy. That's 1847 Camino Palmero Street adjacent to Runyon Canyon. Also used as the guys' mansion in Season 1/2 of the HBO show Entourage.

Here's the wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C.E._Toberman_Estate



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I don't believe we have seen this matchbook on NLA.


EBAY

I wondered why the address was missing the street number, then realized it's hidden in the dominoes.

sooo.... the number ..is...65043(?)....or..is it....1107(?)

What do you guys think?


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Earlier on NLA we spied a "Lucky Spot" in this mystery photograph. (from 2016)



But as Hoss showed us below, this isn't N. Western.
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This is W Temple Street looking towards the Harbor Freeway from near Figueroa. Across the freeway is the Rochester.

for search purposes: Paul Alex Lucky Spot Cafe N. Western Ave. Hollywood, Calif. Phone HEmpstead 5611

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odinthor, what that article on Mrs. Kerckhoff failed to mention was her fondness for Cubism.


Los Angeles Times, December 15, 1925, via ProQuest via CSULB Library.

As you can see, Mrs. Kerckhoff is sporting the very lastest in Cubistic Coiffures.



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A once popular wackadoodle style.
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A once popular wackadoodle style.
I'm going to have to dispute the idea that this was ever popular, even once.
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I don't believe we have seen this matchbook on NLA.


EBAY

I wondered why the address was missing the street number, then realized it's hidden in the dominoes. (I think)

sooo.... the number ..is...65043(?)....or..is it....1107(?)

What do you guys think?
I didn't find a Lucky Spot Cafe on N Western, but the CDs from 1960-64 list Lucky Spot Sales Wholesale & Retail at 1107 N Western Avenue.

Here are the other Lucky Spot entries from 1960:

The Lucky Spot 9720 S Vermont Avenue
Lucky Spot Cafe 1105½ E Vernon Avenue
Lucky Spot Cafe 1506 E Washington Boulevard
Lucky Spot Cafe 2213 E 38th Ver

None of the phone numbers are the same as the matchbook. I'll have another look later when I have more time.
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Here's a Lucky Spot on Crenshaw...


LAT Dec 22 1930

(This item was among a long list of home invasions, car thefts, beatings, robbery etc...the kind of reportage that you can always find in LA papers back to 1850 that belies the Leave it to Beaver idea many have of its past....)




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The 1938, 1939 and 1940 directories have a listing for the Lucky Spot Cafe on N Western Ave.

The 1939 has it at 1105 but the other two list 1107.


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You beat me to it, Noir_Noir.

I'm not sure where the "Paul" and "Alex" come from. There was a John A Alexander and Paul Moggoria connected to the cafe, but that's as close as I got.
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I found this aerial of the coliseum and surrounding construction very interesting.

ebay

I couldn't find that we ever determined what those buildings were just east of the Coliseum's peristyle end. If the buildings are being built, the photo is
likely from May or June 1923. If they're being torn down, the photo is probably from August or September 1923.

In any event, the event they were built for was the Monroe Doctrine Centennial, American Historical Review and Motion Picture Exhibition, which ran
from July to August 1923 (the last day was actually August 5, not the 4th):







Jul 2, 1923, Los Angeles Times @ ProQuest via LAPL






Jul 6, 1923, Los Angeles Times @ ProQuest via LAPL







Jul 20, 1923, Los Angeles Times @ ProQuest via LAPL



Here is an article from the April 1923 edition of The American Cinematographer that describes the upcoming exhibition.

Read more about the exhibition here and also here.
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Old Posted Nov 16, 2018, 10:12 PM
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Interesting post Flyingwedge.



Thanks Hoss, GaylordWilshire and Noir_Noir for your fine sleuthing
re: the Lucky Spot Cafe





I searched & searched for an old photograph of the 1100 block of N. Western hoping to catch a glimpse of the Lucky Spot Cafe..

butno such luck. I did find this Lucky Spot Cafe in Sacramento.


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That's a neat old pool hall too. (but it isn't Los Angeles)
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A while back I happened upon this photograph at Bizarre Los Angeles

It was labeled: "I'm guessing that this is Pico Blvd., around 1960."


facebook/birarrela (it's quite possible we have previously seen this photo on NLA)

Unfortunately, no one looked any further into the address.

Does anyone know if this is Pico?






Can anyone make out what it says directly below the Pepsi logo? -pretty sure it says Free Parking just below it.


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I bet that young girl is returning home from running an errand.


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I searched & searched for an old photograph of the 1100 block of N. Western hoping to catch a glimpse of the Lucky Spot Cafe..

but no such luck.
The Lucky Spot Cafe was apparently still at 1107 N Western Avenue in 1951. I hope this wasn't one of their patrons.


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Old Posted Nov 16, 2018, 11:24 PM
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Good job Hoss! Thank you.
At least we know what the sign looked like anyway.
(I believe it says cocktails at the bottom)

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