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Old Posted Jul 22, 2014, 1:05 AM
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This post started out as a simple "then and now", but soon grew. This first picture is looking north up Western Avenue at 6th in 1924. The building on the far left is still there, and I'll return to it below.


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A couple of years later and the new Pacific-Southwest Trust and Savings Bank branch on the northeast corner of Western and 6th is nearly finished.


USC Digital Library

The signs in the windows indicate that the Sixth & Western branch was still located at 3915 W 6th Street when this picture was taken. Above the entrance is a window advertising the Barnett System of Growing Hair - see below.


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When it opened, the branch was filled with flowers.


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I can't help wondering why they spent money carving the stone above the entrance when it was immediately covered by a large sign.


USC Digital Library

Aside from losing its entrance detail, the building is still looking pretty good.


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Here's a better view of the building on the southwest corner of the intersection. It's part of the same 1927 set of photos that myself and GW posted pictures from a few pages ago. The first floor looks pretty rough nowadays, but above that it looks like most of the details remain.


USC Digital Library

I had a look for information on the Barnett System of Growing Hair. I found references in three City Directories, all at different addresses. The 1923 address puts them in the building I discussed in the picture above.


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I also came across this advert in a 1923 edition of the Berkeley Daily Gazette.


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Oh, also I was walking around the neighborhood yesterday and noticed they had painted and put up new awnings on this building and the one next to it at Western and 6th Street. The buildings are now a grey with black and white trim and accents.



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Old Posted Jul 22, 2014, 1:37 AM
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The Midway Hospital is still at 5925 San Vicente, although it's now the Olympia Medical Center. It's a couple of blocks east of the Shalhevet School.

According to an article on subacute.com, "Midway Hospital Medical Center has been providing medical care to its community since 1947." The site also has the picture below, complete with the "Midway Hospital Medical Center" sign.
In looking for vintage photos of the hospital it occurred to me that I had a name mix-up. "Westside Hospital" may have been the occupant of the Green Spray's location. Westside's CD listings are for 910 S. Fairfax. I do understand that is not at the corner of F and SV, but it is close. I have amended the prior post to reflect this. I still think there has been a previous posting that contained a glimpse of this hospital.


Disappointed Noir fans, need not despair. This could have been where someone who looked like Bogey showed up without an appointment for cosmetic surgery.

Dark Passage. (Forget that it was set in SF, some of it was shot on the Warner Lot in Burbank.)
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Old Posted Jul 22, 2014, 1:49 AM
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Here are a couple of items that caught my eye on a drive down Whittier Boulevard the other day, almost immediately as one exits the 605: way, way back, there was some discussion about Scrivners Drive Ins and Simons restaurants that were in L.A., with their distinctive towers... so to me, this little building looks too much like a Scrivners to be coincidence..then at the end of the block on the corner, here's a throwback gas station if there ever was one! Just food for thought...



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Old Posted Jul 22, 2014, 1:55 AM
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It's the Monterey Market! Upper far right.

6003 Olympic - discussed in this recent post: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=22351














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http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/43679/rec/7











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Old Posted Jul 22, 2014, 2:23 AM
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With the discussion a few days back regarding street clocks ('Oh no! Not again!"), I don't recall anyone mentioning the one located at the intersection of Pico and Hoover, just west of downtown, a little north of USC. I don't know that much about it's historical background or whether it is truly vintage, but it's the only one I know of in the heart of the city. If it was mentioned, my apologies for the repeat!



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Old Posted Jul 22, 2014, 3:47 AM
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Clocks, the more the merrier. Looks fairly new to my untrained eyes.


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e_r: Do you maybe have a direct link to this photo? I'd like to get an up-close look at some of the decorative details of the Phillips Block exterior, and maybe get a full-res capture of the whole image, too. Thanks.

Not familiar with the source, but this one is a personal fav.

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...id/1928/rec/33






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Old Posted Jul 22, 2014, 6:39 AM
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It's the Monterey Market! Upper far right.

6003 Olympic - discussed in this recent post: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=22351

The pictures of the Fairfax/Olympic/San Vicente intersection were of interest to me, as my office is very close by. I am on the medical staff of Olympia Medical Center, formerly Midway Hospital.

MH was founded in 1947 by two anesthesiologists, Dr. Leon Tiber and Dr. David Alpert. They chose the name because it was half-way (more or less) between Downtown and the ocean. At the time, it was impossible for Jewish physicians to join the medical staff of any hospital except the Jewish ones: Cedars of Lebanon, and Mt. Sinai, and getting on those was highly competitive. Drs. Tiber and Alpert decided open a 28-bed hospital which was to be open to any qualified physician to join the medical staff. The hospital expanded over the years and went through a series of owners. It is currently operated by Alecto Healthcare LLC.

If you drive by it, you will see that the original main entrance was meant to be off San Vicente. But when the hospital was renamed "Olympia," the marketing people wanted the entrance to be on Olympic Boulevard even though the view from Olympic was not exactly glamorous.

The Shalhevet (="flame" in Hebrew) School is an orthodox Jewish co-ed high school opened in 1992 at the former Westside Hospital (910 S. Fairfax, WEbster 8-3431). Westside Hospital was interesting for two reasons: Marilyn Monroe was hospitalized there for "exhaustion" during the filming of "The Misfits"; and it was the first example of a laboratory/services company acquiring hospitals and running them as if they were franchise restaurants. This was done by "American Laboratories Inc" at the direction of its owner, who rejoiced in the name Uranus J. Appel. His first two hospitals were Westside, and Westlake Hospital (644 S. Alvarado, now a Yoshinoya Beef Bowl).
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Old Posted Jul 22, 2014, 6:45 AM
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Not familiar with the source, but this one is a personal fav.

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...id/1928/rec/33







*nods* Yep, the Phillips Block is one of my vanished-L.A. obsessions. What a grand, ornate old building! I'm glad you reminded me of that pic on the USC site. I haven't had a look at it since they introduced that zoom/magnify feature awhile back. Worth another gander now, definitely! Thanks!
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Old Posted Jul 22, 2014, 3:00 PM
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The pictures of the Fairfax/Olympic/San Vicente intersection were of interest to me, as my office is very close by. I am on the medical staff of Olympia Medical Center, formerly Midway Hospital.

Westside Hospital was interesting for two reasons: Marilyn Monroe was hospitalized there for "exhaustion" during the filming of "The Misfits"; and it was the first example of a laboratory/services company acquiring hospitals and running them as if they were franchise restaurants. This was done by "American Laboratories Inc" at the direction of its owner, who rejoiced in the name Uranus J. Appel. His first two hospitals were Westside, and Westlake Hospital (644 S. Alvarado, now a Yoshinoya Beef Bowl).

Can you confirm whether Westside H. occupied the Green Spray building? (As well as WH building additional structures to the North?) Not being familiar with Westside's inner-workings, was it equipped for performing major surgeries and trauma cases, or did it cater mostly toward a different type of care? The Marilyn connection is an interesting footnote. Was this common knowledge at the time so that other "troubled" celebrities sought sanctuary there (as opposed to other facilities)?


Another view of the same Olympic-Fairfax-San Vicente intersection.


1936

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si.../id/1408/rec/2








Answering my own question regarding what appeared to be small structures at the very top of pic. behind the garages. Looks like a white picket fence in front of which are different shaped shrubs. Is there a story behind how Green Spray got its name?


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Godzilla, I went back to the first aerial view you posted yesterday to get a different perspective. Judging by the shadows, I think we're just looking at short sections of picket fencing interspersed with neatly trimmed bushes.


Detail of picture at USC Digital Library

A little more on 910 S Fairfax - in the 1956 CD, before it became Westside Hospital, it's listed as Wilshire Sanitarium. A quick search didn't turn up any additional information.

Following on from Lorendoc's post, I found a site called cursumperficio.net which claims that this is Marilyn Monroe's invoice.


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Those kind of prices might make some consider the unthinkable.



1952 - 3835 W 8th Street (Unsuccessful attempt to fly from third floor)


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co.../43438/rec/337
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Not all rides have a happy ending?

Roller Coaster Fatality


1956 - The Pike (Long Beach)










Nite Owls. (Hush-hush. Off the record. . . ?)




EEE Gads!




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For lack of a stitch? Who packed my parachute?


Acrobatic tragedy at Santa Monica's Deauville Club!

1958

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co.../71989/rec/291


"And you say before the performance he had just announced having solved the Blue Dahlia mystery?"

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Too late for a tetanus shot?


1932 Auto Wrecking Yard (Unknown location)



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Ambulance and Big Bear Ice Cream.




The earing should be easy to spot!

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Unexplained acceleration syndrome? Texting while driving? Temporarily blinded by incredible laquer paint job?



July '56 Motorists loses control in front of Henshey's (Santa Monica)


"That bus bench appeared out of no where?"


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co.../66455/rec/229





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Those kind of prices might make some consider the unthinkable.



1952 - 3835 W 8th Street (Unsuccessful attempt to fly from third floor)


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co.../43438/rec/337

A little more detail on the jump from a 2010 post:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1563
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GW: If my search skills don't improve, I may consider the impossible or change my name to Beaudry!



Panorama City Welcomes Dick Nixon! (Some images may be from Santa Monica and other nearby stops per source. More here: http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co.../70441/rec/240)


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co.../70441/rec/240



Sure looks like Spade Cooley! (Yes, a previous NLA topic)









The late James Garner supported Adlai Stevenson.

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co.../70441/rec/240



The legal voting age was ?

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The brutal side of Noir? Someone is going to be plenty sore tomorrow.



1951 - "Girl Beaten" (Forget immediate treatment, instead who did this to you?)


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This post started out as a simple "then and now", but soon grew. This first picture is looking north up Western Avenue at 6th in 1924. The building on the far left is still there, and I'll return to it below.


USC Digital Library

A couple of years later and the new Pacific-Southwest Trust and Savings Bank branch on the northeast corner of Western and 6th is nearly finished.


USC Digital Library


Around the proverbial corner at 636 North Western was Dr. Scott's Dog and Cat Hospital. Quick Sign Service too! (Or maybe this was a branch office. See Below.)



1925


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co.../68356/rec/150




1925 (Beverly Hills)

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...d/4608/rec/128















Part of the Gravy Train?

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With the recent posts of Hamburger restaurants, my recurring thought appears -- am I the only one that has never found the appeal of dining in an automobile?

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Dark Passage. (Forget that it was set in SF, some of it was shot on the Warner Lot in Burbank.)
Not a Los Angeles based noir, but this noir film is one of my favorites; always found it fascinating. Bogart, Bacall, Agnes Moorehead... There is a website ( http://reelsf.com/ ) that goes through films shot in San Francisco and shows stills from the films and where they were filmed and what they look like today. It is very meticulous, down to analyzing the backdrops in the apartment set in Dark Passage which, as noted, were filmed at Warners.

Does anyone know if there's a comparable site for films set in Los Angeles?

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