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Old Posted Jun 17, 2019, 11:42 PM
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OK, I just spotted the Union 76 station.


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but I don't see the Standard station (Ebay slide #2) and the Ritchfield stations. (Ebay slide #1).....[in previous post]


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OK, I just spotted the Union 76 station.


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but I don't see the Standard station (Ebay slide #2) and the Ritchfield stations. (Ebay slide #1).....[in previous post]


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If I remember, there were two Union 76 stations in that area. There was one on the SE corner of La Brea and Rodeo Road in the shopping center with Newberry's, etc. Thrifty drugs and corporate offices were on the NE corner. I think we may have written about the two Hody's restaurants (drive in and sit down restaurants) on the NW and SW corners in the past. The other Union 76 station was on the SW corner of La Brea and Jefferson. In the background was the old Thrifty warehouse.
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Old Posted Jun 18, 2019, 5:14 AM
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Thanks bighen!




Does anyone recall this 1964 proposal to turn the 'post dam-break' Baldwin Hills Reservoir into a sports stadium for the Angels?


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"Caption dated April 22, 1964 reads: LA Mayor Sam Yorty is reportedly going to meet with Angel president Robert Reynolds 4/22 to discuss the possibility of building a stadium
on the site of the now empty Baldwin Hills reservoir. This artist's diagram shows a ballpark drawing in the reservoir, the breech in the right field stands in the opening where floodwaters
poured over the community last December."






Perhaps we have already seen this stadium proposal on NLA. If so, act like you've never seen it before.
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Does anyone recall the ooooold McDonald's burgers? Similar taste as to now? I'm having a hard time remembering.
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Does anyone recall the ooooold McDonald's burgers? Similar taste as to now? I'm having a hard time remembering.
I remember them as being heavier on the onions, but a lot of hamburgers have gone down the hatch since then

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Does anyone recall the ooooold McDonald's burgers? Similar taste as to now? I'm having a hard time remembering.
They've all changed the ''meat'' they're allowed to use. Now, more of what used to be discarded meat [dog food] is used....such as connective tissue.

Back in the day, you could get a high quality meal at Hamburger Hamlet where prime cuts were ground into ''hamburger". It appears that those days are long gone. Generally food in the USA is some of the worst in the world. Kids today don't know what it was like 60 years ago.


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OK, I just spotted the Union 76 station.


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]If I remember, there were two Union 76 stations in that area. There was one on the SE corner of La Brea and Rodeo Road in the shopping center with Newberry's, etc. Thrifty drugs and corporate offices were on the NE corner. I think we may have written about the two Hody's restaurants (drive in and sit down restaurants) on the NW and SW corners in the past. The other Union 76 station was on the SW corner of La Brea and Jefferson. In the background was the old Thrifty warehouse.
From January 2015:

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We've seen the Hody's at Hollywood and Vine many times on NLA, but I can't find any previous mentions of the one on the corner of S La Brea Avenue and Rodeo Road. The card gives the address as 3553 S La Brea, and is postmarked 1952.



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Hody's!

In response to a question about why there were two restaurants opposite each other:

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Albany NY: If I remember correctly, there was a sit down Hody's (at the SW corner of Rodeo and La Brea) and a drive through (at the NW corner). I think both of them went out of business in the early 70's.
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I remember them as being heavier on the onions, but a lot of hamburgers have gone down the hatch since then

Cheers,

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I can confirm this. Significantly more onion then than now. I seem to recall the buns were warmed on a grill then, too, such that they acquired a somewhat oily sheen on the outer surface. Overall, original McDonald's hamburgers were moister, and had a more savory scent and flavor than today's.
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All hamburgers served with...a "gaggle" of pickles?
For a gaggle of noirishers, perhaps?
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Did you notice the people standing on the roofs?


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How deep do think you think the flood water is in this area? (it doesn't appear all that deep to me) --and wouldn't the water lower rather quickly.


I was a bit surprised to find a helicopter rescue.


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Do you think the situation warranted a helicopter rescue?




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They've all changed the ''meat'' they're allowed to use. Now, more of what used to be discarded meat [dog food] is used....such as connective tissue.

Back in the day, you could get a high quality meal at Hamburger Hamlet where prime cuts were ground into ''hamburger". It appears that those days are long gone. Generally food in the USA is some of the worst in the world. Kids today don't know what it was like 60 years ago.


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By golly, that menu is making me hungry.
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The hamburger place I remember mostly was Hampton's on Highland.

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You can read about Hampton's history HERE


A little more about the house.

"For a short time before it became Hamptons, the little orange house on Highland Avenue was an unsuccessful recording studio.
I can’t recall the name at the moment, but the corporate name for the recording studio was the same as the corporate name for Hamptons.
Ron couldn’t bear to sell the house when the recording studio went belly up, so he decided to convert it into a burger restaurant." -Robin Jones

I don't think we were able to find a photograph of the recording studio..or the house in it's original form.

from one of my earlier posts HERE


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You missed the "f" of "forum" out of your link to T2's post. You can see the post here.

PS. I tried messaging you, e_r, but your inbox is full!
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You missed the "f" of "forum" out of your link to T2's post. You can see the post here.

PS. I tried messaging you, e_r, but your inbox is full!
Its been full for years. I suppose ER does not want messages from members.

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You missed the "f" of "forum" out of your link to T2's post. You can see the post here.

PS. I tried messaging you, e_r, but your inbox is full.
Fixed it. Thanks for the heads up, Hoss.
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A group of friends enjoying a holiday weekend gathering in Laurel Canyon, October 1914.


ebay I believe the pics were sold. I haven't been able to find an active link.




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Shenanigans! ...They look like a fun group of friends.








I am especially intrigued by this last snapshot.


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Was there a water tower on, or near, Lookout Mountain or Lookout Mountain Inn? ... If there wasn't. . .then I'm stumped. (and this 'officially' becomes a mystery location )

Lorendoc might know. I believe he lives in this area.





Here is the seller's complete information.



I might have saved the Halloween 'costume' photo somewhere in my files. I'll have to look for it.

It's a shame the seller decided to sell the photographs separately.

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Earlier today I came across this handcut, amateur stereoview.

327 So. Alvarado St. Los Angeles....Oct. 4, 1914.


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The hamburger place I remember mostly was Hampton's on Highland.

T2

You can read about Hampton's history HERE


A little more about the house.

"For a short time before it became Hamptons, the little orange house on Highland Avenue was an unsuccessful recording studio.
I can’t recall the name at the moment, but the corporate name for the recording studio was the same as the corporate name for Hamptons.
Ron couldn’t bear to sell the house when the recording studio went belly up, so he decided to convert it into a burger restaurant." -Robin Jones

I don't think we were able to find a photograph of the recording studio..or the house in it's original form.

from one of my earlier posts HERE


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Decades ago, I went there for lunch with my mom and one of the female secretaries who worked at CBS with my mom.

(Back in those days, nobody minded if my mom brought me in to work with her. I was a quiet, well-behaved kid - I'd sit in my mom's office and draw all day, and didn't bother anyone.)

Hampton's was supposed to be the fancy burger place - not to be mentioned in the same sentence as lowly burger joints like McDonald's. A lot of the studio types went there.

This would have to be sometime in the 70's. I remember the hamburgers being very good, a meal in itself.

I remember the hamburgers being REALLY BIG. Is that correct, ER?

(I also went to the Hamptons in Toluca Lake a couple of times, too)
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