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Old Posted Dec 12, 2014, 11:15 PM
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Or how about the only shots of the interior of the soon-to-be-destroyed Warner Huntington Park theatre. A baby brother to the grand Pantages Hollywood:
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I get sick to my stomach every time I see or hear of another grand building like this being demolished and lost forever

I am speechless
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Old Posted Dec 12, 2014, 11:49 PM
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Aqueduct going thru the San Fernando Valley in 1919.


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That's not a knob that's Ralph!

This photo is from a family album documenting a road trip by a father and son, where they visit points of interest along the LA Aqueduct. The album is available to view on the NET, but I can't recall where at the moment. One of the California library sites.

Edit: Relying on memory has gotten me into trouble before, so you'd think I 'd know better. The above comment is simply incorrect after doing a bit of searching to support (disclaim) it. The above photo is very similar to the one in the road trip album I mention, but in fact it is not the same. The following link is a sideshow of the album I speak of, though it is from 1915 where two FRIENDS take a road trip. It starts with a photo of the departure point in Hollywood, 1837 Canyon Drive. The site also shows a then and now photo of the house.

http://www.boomcalifornia.com/2013/0...uct-road-trip/


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Here's your top photo ER..

What causes that "mesh" effect in these photos? It's on the negative plates too. I'm curious.
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Old Posted Dec 13, 2014, 2:31 AM
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One of a kind.

Rare 1920s snapshot showing film star Bebe Daniels in the back-seat of a car.


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-with all kinds of interesting 'writings' on the back.
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What a cool find ER!
I admit I don't recall ever hearing of Bebe Daniels before but upon further investigation I discovered a very interesting person indeed. Thanks!
I was totally captivated by that photo and needed to know more. She stared in The Wonderful Wizard of OZ film as a child actress in 1910.
Who do you think W.T. Jr is?

Her beach home in Santa Monica at 1022 Palisades Beach Road:



I'll bet this fan would love that photo.
http://myloveofoldhollywood.blogspot...1901-1971.html
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Old Posted Dec 13, 2014, 4:47 AM
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Los-Angeles-...item566dbcb0dc

Raybestos?? ....sounds dangerous. Has anyone heard of Raybestos before?

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Old Posted Dec 13, 2014, 5:25 AM
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On my old computer changing a negative image to a positive image was so simple, just a click of a button. I'm a bit embarrassed to admit it but with my brand new computer I've yet to figure out how to do it.(window 8.1) I've looked and looked and found all kinds of editing tools except to turn reverse negative images.
Irfanview, which is a free program for Windows computers, will invert images. [Image menu ➜ Negative (invert image) ➜ All channels]
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Old Posted Dec 13, 2014, 3:50 PM
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Thanks for the tip Handsome Strange. I'll try it out.
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CityBoyDoug, I appreciate your help with negatives of the 1918 parade photos.
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Old Posted Dec 13, 2014, 5:32 PM
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I just came across these two photographs of a gas station at 5301 Melrose Avenue.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gilmore-Gas-...item3cee74e1a6

If you look closely you can see Gilmore items as well.




http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gilmore-Gas-...item3cee74e1a6


The site today is a Paramount Studio parking lot. (behind the tall shrubs)


google-street-view



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We've seen many, and I mean many, photographs of the northwest corner of Hollywood & Vine on NLA-

but here's one we haven't seen...a slide dated 1959.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-195...item4ae1d04001

I love the 'Fly United DC-7' billboard.

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Old Posted Dec 13, 2014, 6:41 PM
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I've been meaning to follow up on this. I think that Pinocchio has had a rhinectomy and been covered up with makeup, but the bulge for his face still exists.

I got (and annotated) this shot from GSV:


amy!
You're absolutely correct...that's Pinocchio's head. We all missed that.
Good-eye Amy!
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I just came across these two photographs of a gas station at 5301 Melrose Avenue.
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The site today is a Paramount Studio parking lot.
Nice find! I've wondered about that Southeast corner of the Paramount lot, in part because of how much it has changed from the way it looked in Sunset Boulevard.






[source: Paramount Pictures]

It certainly looks as though this was a public street right up to the gate at Bronson and Marathon. It's also interesting to note that television station KTLA was situated so closely, as it was then owned by Paramount. (Any guesses as to the name of the cafe seen behind Norma Desmond?)

The little cafe on the corner still existed in 1961, as can be seen in this aerial shot from The Errand Boy:


[source: Paramount Pictures]

When did Paramount take over this block to add a parking lot? The magnificent Bronson gate still exists but it's quite difficult to see from Melrose Ave.

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I'm glad you posted these vintage images Handsome Stranger.

When I was looking for the gas station, I too was surprised by how much Paramount had expanded south of the iconic arched gate.
I was also confused. -so Valentino Place is now private...didn't it used to be a public street?
(was it named Valentino Place back then, or did Paramount rename it?)*

I also noticed this apartment building on the other side of the Paramount 'shrub' fence/wall, as seen from Melrose.




GSV


below: Here it is in an aerial of the apartment building, now located on Paramount property.


google_earth

The orange oval at upper right is the old (famous) Paramount gate.
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Here's the new arched main entrance at Melrose and Windsor. (seen at lower left in the above aerial / with the distinct shadow)


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*I just re-read Handsome_Stranger's post. He places the old Paramount gate at Bronson and Marathon. (I had forgotten that)
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Here's a slide, dated 1952, showing an elaborate advertisement for the film Macao.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-195...item339a6fcea9

Does anyone have an idea where this was located? (I see there's a Drama School at left) --and quite a bit of litter on the ground and along the curb.
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[source: Paramount Pictures]

It certainly looks as though this was a public street right up to the gate at Bronson and Marathon. It's also interesting to note that television station KTLA was situated so closely, as it was then owned by Paramount. (Any guesses as to the name of the cafe seen behind Norma Desmond?)
As has already been pointed out, this part of N Bronson is no longer open to the public or the Googlemobile, but it appears to have been the 700 block. That means that the café must have been Oblath's at 723 N Bronson. It appears in the CDs from 1929 until 1973, with the earlier ones giving its owner's name as Izso Oblath.

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*I just re-read Handsome_Stranger's post. He places the old Paramount gate at Bronson and Marathon. (so Valentino Place used to be Marathon...is that correct?)
Historic Aerials has images from 1948 and 1952 (just either side of 'Sunset Boulevard'), so I went for the earlier 1948 view because it's clearer. The café is just to the left of the "N" of the upper "N Bronson Avenue" label. Could that be e_r's United Service Station on the corner of Melrose and Van Ness? The Valentino Place apartments in e_r's later post also appear on the image below. It looks like Marathon Street used to go all the way across to Van Ness, with a little kink before it reached N Bronson. Both Historic Aerials and Bing Maps show Marathon Street continuing west of N Bronson, with N Valentino Place being the north-south street to the left of the apartments.


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We've reached another viewing landmark on NLA tonight, so I've done another building makeover to celebrate. The building on the right was originally the Gates, but I've changed it as a tribute to ethereal_reality. Thanks to ethereal_reality and everyone else who continues to keep this thread interesting and entertaining .


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We've reached another viewing landmark on NLA tonight, so I've done another building makeover to celebrate. The building on the right was originally the Gates, but I've changed it as a tribute to ethereal_reality. Thanks to ethereal_reality and everyone else who continues to keep this thread interesting and entertaining .


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Well done, HossC!

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Here's a slide, dated 1952, showing an elaborate advertisement for the film Macao.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-195...item339a6fcea9

Does anyone have an idea where this was located? (I see there's a Drama School at left) --and quite a bit of litter on the ground and along the curb.
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isnt that a wilshire special...you might have to look hard,kinda like one of those pictures in "Highlights"
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We've seen many, and I mean many, photographs of the northwest corner of Hollywood & Vine on NLA-

but here's one we haven't seen...a slide dated 1959.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-195...item4ae1d04001

I love the 'Fly United DC-7' billboard.

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I didn't notice Dan-Dee's until you pointed it out TWS. -thanks


Here's a fantastic slide dated 1952 of the American Broadcast Company (KECA) on Vine Street. (and what a clear blue sky!)


found last night on eBay
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I never expected to see my name up in lights (and on a rooftop sign to boot).
Thank you HossC. You're the best.


originally posted by HossC


below: I've been meaning to post this, and now seems like a good time to do so.
This is the first time I've noticed flags flying on the roof.*


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Is it a case of artistic license? -or were they really there?

* I stand corrected. I just looked at HossC's postcard again and I see flagpoles in the darkness!!

I just went back in the thread and yes there ARE flagpoles there....but none seem to have flags flying.

Here's a huge photo of the Richfiield Building showing the flagless flagpoles.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=10345
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update:
Here's a group of photograph I posted way back on page 5...and yes, one photo has flags flying. < I'm red faced.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...0&postcount=88

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