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Meanwhile......somewhere in Glendale (in 1954)


http://www.ebay.com/itm/T219-1954-PA...oAAOSwGtRXy6IL

I wonder what is in the distance on the left that looks like the top of a drive-in movie screen.

Actually it not Glendale but Atwater. The big building in the background is Forest Lawn Glendale.

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Looks to me like we are seeing Glendale, with the photographer standing just outside its border with
Atwater--where the tracks in the foreground cross those of the Red Cars--hence the GLENDALE sign.
Glendale Boulevard is now depressed under the crossing tracks.

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A view from the bus.

"Original Slide Los Angeles Chautauqua Blvd to CA-1 Pacific Coast Hwy 1959"


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-Sli...oAAOSwjKFZTLym

I have fond memories of this strange little area. As I've mentioned before, my good friend lived on Hillside Lane off Rustic road. We'd park at her house and walk down Chautauqua to the beach.

little has change








I've been trying to read the sign in the distance on the left (below red arrow)


detail

And what's in the front yard of that house? It looks like the beginnings of a tee-pee.


The house is still there with moderate changes.


gsv




And here's a closer look at the buildings on the right.


detail


And today


gsv

I know the buildings have appeared in the background of a film noir but I can't recall which movie. (I'll try to find it)
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update:

The movie was 'In A Lonely Place' (1950)



This is the building on the corner. You'll recognize it in the 1959 detail.

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1920s(?) fashion attire at the beach, Los Angeles Cal. (Venice?)


Mary Hockenbery family pics/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/reddirtrose

I realize she's using the hat as shade, but wearing black makes you hotter.
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"Orig 1960's Old Defunct Los Angeles Hotel Street Scene 35mm negatives Lot" (Hotel Pacific / Hotel Atlantic)

#1

ebay





#2

ebay



#3

ebay



#4


This is the south side of the Plaza Church (in the distance is the school atop Fort Moore Hill)

The separate building with the arches is no longer there.


current view

gsv

The Pioneer Memorial is in the distance.






The women in neg.#4 are looking at this shrine of the Holy Mother.

#5

ebay










Last and least

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The Wian family (Old Glendale family, Bob Wian was a Mayor of Glendale in the 1950's I think) sold the chain to Mariott, who franchised the Big Boy name all over the country.

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Wian himself started franchising Big Boy in the late 1940s, long before the business was sold to Marriott in 1967. The chain has a rather complicated history, with dozens of names in place of Bob, all of which are gone now except for Frisch's, the original 1940s franchisee.

The US chain is now two different companies. 1950s franchisee Elias Brothers purchased Bob Wian's company from Marriott in 1987. By this time most of the other-named Big Boy franchises were already gone - closed, merged with other Big Boy chains, or just no longer affiliated with Big Boy. Elias Brothers dropped their own name as well and just went with 'Big Boy'. They declared bankruptcy in 2000 and were purchased by investor Robert Liggett. Afterward, Liggett made a deal with remaining major franchisee Frisch's, trading some territory and splitting the 'Big Boy' trademark between them. Frisch's Big Boy has 80-some stores and territory in Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, and most of Ohio. Liggett's company, now called Big Boy Restaurants Int'l, owns the trademark for the rest of the country but is also down to 80-some stores, mostly former Elias Brothers locations in Michigan and northern Ohio, plus one lonely drive-through-only store in North Dakota (formerly McDowell's Big Boy), and 5 remaining Bob's Big Boy in SoCal.

Bizarrely, both chains together are now dwarfed by Big Boy Japan which is apparently a separate company formed in 1977 to use the name over there. They have 279 stores with the Big Boy name and the mascot, but amusingly, do not carry the namesake Big Boy double-decker hamburger.
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I realize she's using the hat as shade, but wearing black makes you hotter.
Although that's still a popular opinion, it has been proved wrong (at least for certain outfits). The following is taken from an article called Why do Bedouins wear black in the desert?, and is based on a 1980 experiment:
Taylor, Finch, Shkolnik, and Borut measured the overall heat gain and loss suffered by a brave volunteer. They described the volunteer as "a man standing facing the sun in the desert at midday while he wore: 1) a black Bedouin robe; 2) a similar robe that was white; 3) a tan army uniform; and 4) shorts (that is, he was semi‑nude)".

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The results were clear. As the report puts it: "The amount of heat gained by a Bedouin exposed to the hot desert is the same whether he wears a black or a white robe. The additional heat absorbed by the black robe was lost before it reached the skin."

Bedouins' robes, the scientists noted, are worn loose. Inside, the cooling happens by convection – either through a bellows action, as the robes flow in the wind, or by a chimney sort of effect, as air rises between robe and skin. Thus it was conclusively demonstrated that, at least for Bedouin robes, black is as cool as any other colour.
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I tried to locate the Ross-Loos Clinic this afternoon but failed.
It should be in a town which starts with "A". If in Los Angeles it would be LAPD. It would have to be a separately incorporated town to have its own police force. That would mean it would be in Alhambra, Arcadia, Artesia or Azusa, if it is in Los Angeles County. (the other two would be Agoura Hills, not incorporated then, or Avalon (on Catalina and unlikely)

I don't have time today to try to hunt it down but maybe someone else does.
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Thanks to Lorendoc for finding yesterday's Ross-Loos location. No wonder I couldn't find an Anaheim building in Long Beach.


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As promised, here's a Ross-Loos clinic whose location is known (and is in Long Beach). It's "Job 467: Randolph Chalfant Head, Ross-Loos Clinic (Long Beach, Calif.), 1949". I'm posting a selection of the nine images in the set. There's a clearer, closer view of the front, but I wanted the long shot to show the side.



Here's the reception desk.



I assume that this is the waiting room. I think the desk from the image above appears on the right.



There was a courtyard next to the waiting room.



A reverse shot.



I'll finish with this shot of a consulting room.



All from Getty Research Institute

This building is another survivor. It's at 3850 Long Beach Boulevard, and is now Oakwood Academy.


GSV
Thanks, HossC for your efforts in posting all these wonderful photos. Why do you suppose the building looks so good in the original photos and so tacky in the "today" view?
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Anyone have anything on 555 S. Hope St.?

On my return from yet another, and unexpected, sojourn in Hollywood (I go completely incommunicado when I travel), I found in my mailbox this plaintive message: "Would you know if 555 South Hope Street, LA was a private residence or a hotel in 1896?," the cause of her question being family research concerning a relative in Indianapolis and his travels.

My research could only come up with a listing of May 1, 1904, in the Los Angeles Times telling us, and anyone else who would listen, that "Dr. Emma L. Horton on Friday evening entertained a large number of friends at her residence, No. 555 South Hope street. The decorations were roses, calla lilies and smilax. Solos were rendered by the celebrated singer, Mme. Felkamp, of Chicago and by Mrs. Stewart of Denver," making it seem likely to me that the address was probably a private residence eight years before. --(Oh, yes, there was one other mention of the address in the Times in the era, but it was somewhere in a long long disordered listing of folks and addresses of the sort which makes me want to gouge my eyes out, which I didn't feel like doing at the moment.)

Here I think, from the 1909 panoramic map of L.A., is the area in question.



555 is perhaps the structure above the "ON" in "DILLON"?
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