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Old Posted Jul 22, 2019, 12:56 AM
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Four mystery transparencies....Los Angeles




#3.........................................................................................................................................................June 7 (?)


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Slide #3 is Ramona Gardens, the building behind the Wells Fargo billboard is gone as is the freeway entrance/exit they're working on. You can see the scene in the 1971 aerial from FrameFinder:

via FrameFinder.

I think #4 is in Ascot Hills Park, but I'm not sure about that. #1 and #2 are probably from City Terrace(just a guess).
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Old Posted Jul 22, 2019, 1:44 AM
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Excellent Bill. Thank you.

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Old Posted Jul 22, 2019, 2:04 AM
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Excellent Bill. Thank you.

Got another one for ya...Slide #1 is Evergreen Ave and Ganahl St..

via Google Maps.

My guess was correct.
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Old Posted Jul 22, 2019, 2:27 AM
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Yes!...I didn't expect anyone to find that one.



GW & unihikid.

RE: Hal Roach.

The following two photographs are from an aviation blog post honoring corporate pilot, James B. Dickson.

Did you all know that Hal Roach Studios had a studio airplane named the 'Spirit of Fun'?


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"Roach is standing between the two men wearing the Laurel & Hardy cartoon heads. Dickson is the man in knickers and the white cap. He wears aviator sunglasses in the bottom photo,
and carries them in his left hand in the one above. The others in both images are unidentified. Can you help identify them?"



Here's the second photograph.


dmairfield

Note- the Laurel & Hardy heads have been placed next to the propeller.

The Washington Post of June 17th reported Dickson's arrival at Santa Monica in 14 hours, 49 minutes (from Newerk, NJ). He carried three passengers.
They were Arthur Loew, theater magnate, Henry Ginsberg, general manager of the Roach Studios and William Melnicker, South American manager for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios.


"Alas, the world tour was not to be. "The Spirit of Fun" crashed in Africa killing Dickson and injuring passenger Loew."

Info. from dmairfield

I skipped over some of the details.
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Old Posted Jul 22, 2019, 2:42 AM
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A question for all in attendance:

What do you call this hobby of ours? That is, the research and appreciation of the old buildings of Los Angeles.

Whenever someone asks about my hobbies, and I try to explain what we do here, it takes me an entire paragraph to give any kind of reasonable explanation... and I still don't feel I explain it well. Then they look at me like I'm nuts.

Is there a term or phrase you folks use to describe what we do in this thread here? Or am I doomed to sound like a crazy person??

THANKS!
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Old Posted Jul 22, 2019, 2:50 AM
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Four mystery transparencies....Los Angeles

#2.........................................................................................................................................................Feb. 1974


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Slide #2 across the 10 from slide #3. The street along the left side is Marengo St. that runs along side the 10(just out of frame). Here's the current view from Google Maps:

shell gas nearbyvia Google Maps.

There's quite a few new houses and apartments, but there are a few survivors. The house with the red roof at the bottom left is a survivor, you can see it's garage when you tilt the view to look straight down. There's a house with a pitched roof just above it that's also a survivor.

OK, Slide #4 has me a bit perplexed...I think it may be in Rose Hill Park, just north of Rose Hill Court and south of Debs Park; it's got a large and a small baseball field in a canyon, but there's a parking lot in the March 1976 aerial(as there is now) and not on in the slide.
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Old Posted Jul 22, 2019, 2:53 AM
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Is there a term or phrase you folks use to describe what we do in this thread here?
LA History buff, maybe?

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Yes, join the club.
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A question for all in attendance:

What do you call this hobby of ours? That is, the research and appreciation of the old buildings of Los Angeles.
Inquisitor imagine ad urbem Los Angeles (which includes enquiring into all things Angeleno, not just buildings), though in casual conversation I personally settle for Grand Inquisitor. One doesn't want to put on airs.

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Whenever someone asks about my hobbies, and I try to explain what we do here, it takes me an entire paragraph to give any kind of reasonable explanation... and I still don't feel I explain it well. Then they look at me like I'm nuts.

Is there a term or phrase you folks use to describe what we do in this thread here? Or am I doomed to sound like a crazy person??

THANKS!
We are lovers of Los Angeles. Insanity is what we do.
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Chickens?

Snooping the CC Pierce catalog...Figueroa is at the right, LA river at left looking NW from Elysian park, and what looks to be a chicken/egg (egg/chicken?) farm center foreground.


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That's a lot of chickens. Guess they'd be considered free-range.

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A question for all in attendance:

What do you call this hobby of ours? That is, the research and appreciation of the old buildings of Los Angeles.

Whenever someone asks about my hobbies, and I try to explain what we do here, it takes me an entire paragraph to give any kind of reasonable explanation... and I still don't feel I explain it well. Then they look at me like I'm nuts.

Is there a term or phrase you folks use to describe what we do in this thread here? Or am I doomed to sound like a crazy person??

THANKS!
That's a great question! I think what is done here is something along the lines of "built-environment archaeology."
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... or perhaps "architectural archaeology."
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That chicken farm could be the Pigeon Farm.
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Noirtitude.
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Or am I doomed to sound like a crazy person??
If you use the phrases to others that most have replied with so far, YES!
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Scott's hobby ?

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A question for all in attendance:

What do you call this hobby of ours? That is, the research and appreciation of the old buildings of Los Angeles.

Whenever someone asks about my hobbies, and I try to explain what we do here, it takes me an entire paragraph to give any kind of reasonable explanation... and I still don't feel I explain it well.
Quoting odinthor [#45796] (when serious)...
"We're experiencing not only the buildings but also the emotional and social environment of the streetscape and the landscape, the city as a whole".
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Whenever someone asks about my hobbies, and I try to explain what we do here, it takes me an entire paragraph to give any kind of reasonable explanation... and I still don't feel I explain it well. Then they look at me like I'm nuts.

Say nothing ... just hand them your calling card.





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Old Posted Jul 22, 2019, 9:25 PM
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I think we should just call ourselves Etherealists.

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Old Posted Jul 22, 2019, 10:39 PM
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Say nothing ... just hand them your calling card.







Great answers so far, you guys! And I love the business card, Noir_Noir - I've always wanted one of those old telephone “exchange” numbers, they are so cool!

I've thought of using the phrase urban archeologist before - but that kind of makes you sound like Indiana Jones or something, and it may be a bit pretentious.

If you say something like Los Angeles historian, I dunno - it makes it sound like you have a master's degree in the subject, which I certainly don't! I don't want someone to react by saying “Oh! Where did you graduate from?”

I guess I'm overthinking this a bit. Probably should just stick with “crazy person”. At least I know that's accurate!

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I only started thinking about this because I was filling out a job application that asked for a brief listing of your hobbies... and I discovered that I could not summarize this hobby of ours briefly. I guess I'll just stick to putting down musician.
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I've always wanted one of those old telephone “exchange” numbers, they are so cool!
When did exchange numbers cease to be a thing? I remember as a very young child the exchange at our house was Richfield...but if memory serves, by the time I was 12 or so they weren't in use any longer.
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When did exchange numbers cease to be a thing? I remember as a very young child the exchange at our house was Richfield...but if memory serves, by the time I was 12 or so they weren't in use any longer.
I used to mange the phone system for a city government before I retired. I was curious about exchanges too. They finally went out of service around 1981. From what my AT&T friend told me, the exchange names were chosen based on how easy they were to understand when you placed a call through a long distance operator.
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