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Old Posted Nov 18, 2014, 7:43 PM
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Bridal party on Judson Street in Boyle Heights ca. 1935


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-not sure what the little boy is looking at.



...and the pretty bride in a car.


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Old Posted Nov 18, 2014, 7:48 PM
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HossC, thanks for the link to this larger photograph of the Hotel Stillman.


Howard Gribble at https://www.flickr.com/photos/806433...ream/lightbox/
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The Hotel Stillman is marked in the upper right of this Long Beach Pike aerial.


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Old Posted Nov 18, 2014, 8:09 PM
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1963

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above: 'Pico Wheel Service'....so my guess would be Pico Blvd.
Interesting tilt-shifted pictures, e_r. Pico Wheel Service was at 910 W Pico Boulevard. The tracks in the foreground turned into Georgia Street, where you'd have found the streetcar barn seen in the last picture (and probably the first). We took a look at this area and the streetcar barn in post #21064. None of the buildings on that section of W Pico survive, and the streetcar barn is now a memory beneath the Convention Center.
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When I first glanced at this newspaper I thought it was from the late 1960s, early 1970s.
Believe it or not, the man with the long hair and the beard isn't a summer of love 'hippie'...he's the "Lookout Mountain Hermit" Leroy Walsh aka Tuan, and the date is 1936!!


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-It appears he beat up a couple men. (not sure why this warranted a front page photo)



detail / close up


Does anyone have any information on Tuan/ (Lorendoc...have you heard stories of this guy?
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Tuan looks just like every trust-fund/tennis-playing/country-club/stoner-dude populating my childhood years of the late 70s.

More on our two-fisted hermit:


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Of COURSE he was acquitted! These non-believers got grease drippings on his white trousers!
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Old Posted Nov 18, 2014, 8:27 PM
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Thanks for finding the clippings Beaudry.

HossC, here's another LARy photo I found last night. (it doesn't have that tilt-shift effect but the scan is still pretty impressive)

"West 7th Street, Route R"


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I appreciate the aerial showing the Hotel Stillman CityBoydoug. Now I can place it in it's surroundings.


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Old Posted Nov 18, 2014, 8:59 PM
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oops, I forgot to post this 'special effect' photo with the other three.

3001 LARy trolley ca. 1962

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That's a nice large house behind the trolley on the right.
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Old Posted Nov 18, 2014, 9:13 PM
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-note the prominent street number 212 on the building. The caption says the building is in the 'Italian section'...so what street would this be/
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Of course L.A. couldn't have just one hermit.

Meet Harry Herman, the hermit of Hollywood Hills.


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1937


At 98 lbs...Harry was probably more of a pacifist than Tuan.

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There needs to be a whole greater investigation into the hermit life of pre-hippie LA!

You know, I remember there being some sort of minor brouhaha recently over the posting of "non-building" images on SSP, so, after uploading that collection of Tuan clippings, felt like I had to balance it out, I guess...a little 3x5" amateur snap pulled from a binder of mine, dated on verso 24 July 1932.

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Yes, this is a 1941 Cadillac Series 62 convertible coupe. I actually have this same car, so it was easy to determine... All 1941 Cadillacs had this hood badge, all series. It was also used on the 1942 Cadillac, though the '42 didn't have the distinctive hood grilles seen here, so this is a '41.

The average selling price for a very good example averages about 75,000 these days, though one recently sold for nearly $185,000!

Hi Steve srk: Thanks for stopping by and settin' me correct. Oh Lordy this is my second mistake in as many weeks. Sorry for my goofity, goof-goof. It must be my age. Lovely Cadillac.!
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Los Angeles has/had an Italian section?
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It was in the same area as Chinatown (the 'New Chinatown'). There's still an 'Italian Hall' there.
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Beautiful amateur snap from 1932 Beaudry. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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-note the prominent street number 212 on the building. The caption says the building is in the 'Italian section'...so what street would this be?
The 1923 CD seems to be the only one which lists the Societa Prodotti Nazionali Inc at 210-212 North Spring Street.


LAPL

That address puts it right in the middle of the Temple Block. Here's a much early (circa 1890) picture.


USC Digital Library

Back then, 210 N Spring Street was home to R E Morey, a gents furnishings goods store and shirt manufacturer.


Detail of picture above.

After my original post, I remembered this line from the first episode of 'Police Squad' :

"Our next stop was a neighborhood known as Little Italy."


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Tuan looks just like every trust-fund/tennis-playing/country-club/stoner-dude populating my childhood years of the late 70s.

More on our two-fisted hermit:


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Of COURSE he was acquitted! These non-believers got grease drippings on his white trousers!
THE Robert A. Heinlein?
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Tuan looks just like every trust-fund/tennis-playing/country-club/stoner-dude populating my childhood years of the late 70s.

More on our two-fisted hermit:


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Of COURSE he was acquitted! These non-believers got grease drippings on his white trousers!
And being a Los Angeles hermit, Tuan of course owned an automobile.
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Old Posted Nov 19, 2014, 2:51 PM
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LOL. I missed the part where he had his own car. That's quite a hermit.

As for Robert A. Heinlein-

A Free night's stay at the Ambassador Hotel for anyone who can locate Mr. Heinlein's residence in the Lookout Mountain area.
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A little more on Harry Herman. The first picture shows the outside of his living quarters. The caption of this 1937 picture says that Harry was 70 at the time. It also points out that "a calender [sic] and clock are tacked on the wall of his flimsy abode."



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Was this Harry's bathroom?


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Harry apparently once had a wife named Pearl. The news clipping about their divorce spells their surname as "Hermann".



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There seems to be some uncertainty over Harry's age. The caption for this picture says "Happy Harry Herman, the 77 year old hermit of Hollywood, takes his daily morning walk in Los Angeles. Throughout the year, he wears nothing else than his loincloth and sandals. California USA. Photograph November 4, 1933." I first found this picture in the blog named under the picture, but it appears to originate from gettyimages.com.


hollywoodwalker.blogspot.com

Despite the similarity in their names, I was disappointed to learn that Herman's Hermits, the '60s English pop band, did not take their name from Harry Herman.
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I received this invitation in the mail. Shall I go?


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I received this invitation in the mail. Shall I go?


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I didn't know Sister Aimee flew the Rainbow Flag in the 1930s.
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Four amateur slides from 1953.


Broadway


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Ambassador Hotel


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Chinatown


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Hall of Justice (this one is my favorite)


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