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You don't need no stinkin' badge(s).



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I forget what this is called...something foil....tin foil? no, that's not it.


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Qua-trefoil.....or quatrefoil.... an ornamental design of four lobes or leaves as used in architectural tracery, resembling a flower or four-leaf clover.

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Old Posted Feb 12, 2018, 6:24 AM
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More Pierce Brothers Mortuary at 720 West Washington

September 16, 1923, Los Angeles Times:





ProQuest via LAPL


The main entrance on Washington, with what looks to be the Pierce family crest above the arch:



uclamss_893_0167 -- Will Connell Collection. Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
(unless noted otherwise, the UCLA pics here are dated c. 1925-39)


Here is the same entrance on the January 2017 GSV, with Bonsallo Avenue on the right:




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LAPL

Thelma Todd lying in state on December 19, 1935, at Pierce Brothers. The open gold casket was lined with orchid satin, and her hair was arranged in big blond curls the way she liked it, according to the LAPL
I think this is the same room Thelma's remains were in:



uclamss_893_0163 -- Will Connell Collection. Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.


Another room:



uclamss_893_0161 -- Will Connell Collection. Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA


This is a closer look at the Pierce family crest on the wall at right in the previous photo:





OK, so maybe it's a coat of arms, not a family crest:



Geni.com -- https://www.geni.com/people/Thomas-P...00006444637932


Here is a view of the chapel from the rear, followed by a close-up of the front of the chapel:






uclamss_893_0165 -- Will Connell Collection. Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.


Thelma Todd was not the only celebrity whose service was at Pierce Brothers on Washington:




July 25, 1932, Los Angeles Times @ ProQuest via LAPL


Ziegfeld had died at 10:30 p.m. on July 22. The above article goes on to state, "The body will be placed in a
vault at Forest Lawn Memorial Park today. It will be sent to New York City for internment in about a month."

This is Will Rogers (hand on hat) leaving Pierce Brothers on July 24, 1932, following the Ziegfeld service:



uclamss_1429_0048 -- Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive. Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.


This January 2017 GSV shot looks north on Bonsallo toward Washington. The woman in red is on the same steps
(now covered with tiles) Will Rogers walked down in the previous photo:




The old mortuary building doesn't appear to have much time left:

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OK, so maybe it's a coat of arms, not a family crest:

While checking out the meaning of "Dixit et Fecit" (it's roughly "He said and he did"), I found that Pierce-Arrow also used that coat of arms on some of their cars.


www.radiatoremblems.com

So, my question is, are they two parts of the same Pierce family? The Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company was started by George Pierce (originally as the George N Pierce Company) in Buffalo, New York in 1878, and, according to GW's LA Times article about the Pierce Brothers, "In 1880, William Pierce arrived in Los Angeles from upstate New York". Does anyone know if there's a connection? Maybe this is one for oldstuff.
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Hermosa Beach 1948



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hmmmm...so which location is haunted VictorAtomic? (GW's comment confused me a bit)

Any other juicy mortuary stories you might have up your sleeve?
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Barely seeing your reply. 720 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015 is the location I was referring to. The funeral workers would tell me of hearing things go bump when no one was around. Another location that was haunted (although I always wanted to hear or see something) was Turner & Stevens, Alhambra at 550 E Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801. Supposedly a lil old lady would be seen in the chapel at various times or a man in a converted living/apt. area in the building.

But a lot of bodies, but none of the floating kinds, unfortunately (for me).
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A new history of ill-fated Westmoreland Place is here: westmorelandplace losangeles.blogspot.com


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1940s


Thanks for pointing this out VictorAtomic, I surely would have missed it.

Makes me wonder how this obscure house caught the attention of the Azalea graphic designers.
Right! I'm guessing whoever edited the photo (prob on a budget) lives nearby. I only recognized the house because my other half loves the album and I live nearby so it was easily recognizable.
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The Lovell beach house...truly a work of art.....1926.

Rudolph Micheal Schindler, Lovell Beach House, Newport Beach, California, 1926

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The Essex Property Trust project and The Earl Carroll Theatre

McCormick Construction

Some of you may or may not know that a developer "Essex Property Trust" kicked off construction last October of a seven-story mixed use property (apartments and businesses) which is adjacent to the Earl Carroll Theatre; the west side. Several preservationist groups (Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation, Hollywood Heritage, Los Angeles Conservancy, and the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles) spent two years working with the developer and applauding their decision to save the Earl Carroll building. The developer filed the preservation status application, the city approved it, and the Earl Carroll Theatre is now an L.A. City Historic Cultural Monument. The developer will be doing restoration work on the exterior. They have also promised to restore Beryl Wallace’s neon portrait to the facade, as well as the slogan that was once emblazoned over its doors: "Through these portals pass the most beautiful girls in the world.”

YOWSA!

A 1947 night view:


Frasher Foto Postcard Collection / Pomona Pubic Library

Oh...there's a higher resolution version of the above on Calisphere:
http://imgzoom.cdlib.org/Fullscreen....and=calisphere


Aside from the construction, what is also underway is looking for a tenant who will take over the interior, activate it, get some shows on the stage, and put an audience back in here.
"This is what it was built for,” says Escott O. Norton, executive director of the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation.

Souvenir photo folder cover ($1.25):
Marlaine Hysell Collection

Inside page:
Marlaine Hysell Collection

Photo taken November 10, 1945.
Marlaine Hysell Collection

On the left: Marlaine Hysell's dad, John A. Quinn Wilson and her grandmother, Lillie Riemann Quinn Wilson. On the right: her step sister and a date.


Some other 1940's photos I don't recall, but may have been, previously posted:

A 1940 view of the tire shop along the east side of the theatre.
Michael Hayashi/Photos of Los Angeles

A 1940's snapshot.
Sean Ault Collection

A 1945 shot of servicemen visiting the theatre.

Richard Wojcik/Vintage Los Angeles


Vacant building - October, 2017

Photo by Mike Hume


Construction begins: November 28, 2017

Chuck Weiss

Chuck Weiss writes on his Facebook page: "Sad to see the destruction of the parking lot and portico of the Earl Carroll Theater this week. I know that a developer recently purchased the property [...], so I'm sure that the historic theater will soon be dwarfed by some high-rise structure right beside it. Luckily the theater itself is protected, but I was hoping that the adjacent architecture of the wrap-around marquis would have been protected as well."

(The above rendering looks like some of that will/might be restored afterwards.)

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FEBRUARY 24th: Earl Carroll Theatre Tour!

For the first time the LAHTF (Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation) will present their "ALL ABOUT" - behind-the-scenes tour of the Earl Carroll Theatre in Hollywood.
"Join us as we explore this legendary theatre with the doors open to the public for the first time in over three decades. We don't want to give too much away quite yet,
but this is one you do not want to miss!"

http://www.lahtf.org/event/all-about...rroll-theatre/
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P.S.: February 24th is also the date for The Great Los Angeles Air Raid re-enactment event held at Fort MacArthur.

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=40297

http://www.theairraid.com/
http://www.ftmac.org/
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They have also promised to restore Beryl Wallace’s neon portrait to the facade.
This is great news MP.




I don't know how this slipped under my radar (no pun intended)

'Showman Earl Carroll and longtime companion, actress Beryl Wallace, board United Airlines flight 624
on a cross-country journey to New York. The following day, the DC-6 crashed near Mount Carmel, Pennylvannia, killing all on board."


find a grave






find a grave

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You must have quite a sheet music collection odinthor!

Do you have 'The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi'? (I was a Sigma Chi many moons ago......and NO, I wasn't the 'sweetheart')
"No" was the answer when you asked; but now the answer is "Yes."

Just received here at Schloss Odinthor:


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"When the world goes wrong, as it's bound to do...", we can still dream of "...the Sweetheart of Sigma Chi!"
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Old Posted Feb 13, 2018, 4:03 AM
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VERY cool odinthor.

If I may say so...an excellent addition to your collection.
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Caption: "Two prospective yardbirds are kept in check by a police officer, around 1955."

By now, I thought we had seen all the lapd crime pics...but this one doesn't ring a bell.
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I certainly wish we knew more about this scene; what crime do you think was perpetrated? [stolen car?]

As you all can see, this is across from Cliftons South Seas at 618 S. Olive Street.

The office appears to be a traffic cop (for one thing, he's wearing white gloves) who said I ain't no Sherlock




Does anyone know what 1890 FRENCH DRESSING means?



-note the Lookie-Lou in the back window............




for what it's worth, I'll throw this in too.
did you see the advertisement on the side of the building for the Los Angles Athletic Club?



winged track shoe over the moon alice.

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Does anyone know was 1890 FRENCH DRESSING means?


But, of course, e-r! You can "Read all about it!" here:

http://www.precisionfoods.com/consum.../brands/Milani
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Milani 1890 French Dressing used to be my favorite salad dressing for quite a long time, until it seemed no longer available. I can still taste it in my, um, mind's mouth. The bottle had a distinctive shape then, rather like an 8, as I thought to facilitate shaking it to blend the oil and whatever before use. I see it's available online (different shaped bottle, though)--I'll have to order some, for old time's sake!
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Milani 1890 French Dressing used to be my favorite salad dressing for quite a long time, until it seemed no longer available. I can still taste it in my, um, mind's mouth. The bottle had a distinctive shape then, rather like an 8, as I thought to facilitate shaking it to blend the oil and whatever before use. I see it's available online (different shaped bottle, though)--I'll have to order some, for old time's sake!

https://d2lnr5mha7bycj.cloudfront.ne...cdceb9ddb8.JPG

I remember this from the 1950s?

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