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On one of these trips (most likely 1932) Mr. Barrymore looted a nearly 40 ft. totem pole from a deserted Tlingit village.
He had members of his crew go ashore and saw the totem pole into three pieces until all that remained was a stump.
The three pieces were then loaded onto the Infanta and taken back to Los Angeles.

The totem pole stood on his estate until he died of cirrhosis of the liver in 1942.

Interesting story, e_r! It makes me wonder how Mr. Todd acquired the totem pole in Palisades Park that he gave to the City of Santa Monica.

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I'm having trouble placing this view....are we looking West on Temple? Am I not recognizing the obvious when I don't recognize the building upper left? (Sisters Hospital?) Am I losing my mind? Did I ever really have possession? Is this a repost? So many questions......Any help appreciated!


CHS

Thanks for posting this image, ScottyB, and also to Noir_Noir and HossC for pinpointing the location. I think we can date the
photo as c. October 1883 to January 1884; for one thing, the sun appears to be out of the south and a little low in the sky.

Also, the building in the center foreground is the First Baptist Church on the NE corner of 6th and Fort (later Broadway), which
was completed in March 1884 (and which this USC photo description seems to misidentify):



Dec 14, 1884, Los Angeles Times @ ProQuest via LAPL


If you look closely at the CHS photo, the church still appears to be under construction; there doesn't seem to be a window
in the round opening in the church's east wall. So, regarding when the First Baptist Church got windows . . .



November 11, 1883, Los Angeles Times @ ProQuest via LAPL


Furthermore, in the CHS photo we don't see the 1884-built Spring Street School just north of the First Baptist Church. You
can see how close the church and school were in this undated photo looking SE down Fort/Broadway toward 6th:



00007837 at LAPL


This photo looks NE at the First Baptist Church, seemingly before the Spring Street School was built to its north:



00076399 at LAPL


And I'm reasonably certain that the Spring Street School north of 6th between Spring and Broadway was under construction by
the end of January 1884 (I don't believe this refers to the original Spring Street School on the NW corner of 2nd and Spring):



February 1, 1884, Los Angeles Herald @ CDNC

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Is the imfamous "Chicken Boy" still there? Maybe replaced by Gus Fring's "Los Pollos Hermanos"?
Chicken Boy has a new home in Highland Park, on Figueroa.
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Ralphs Brothers Grocery was at the corner of Spring and Sixth in 1881-82.






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Thanks Noir_Noir, Hoss and Fw! My mind is (temporarily) at ease.
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I can't remember the last time we went over 36 hours between posts, so let's set the ball rolling again with a stabbing and suicide. As you'll see from the newspaper article after the photos, USC's description is a little misleading:
Stabbing and suicide, 19 April 1954. Edgar Byrd (nurse); Robert L. Newstetter (victim) -- 33 years; Officer Robert Boyle; John Leppold (officer).; Caption slip reads: "Photographer: Snow. Date: 1954-04-19. Reporter: Seifer. Assignment: Cop stabbing & dead stabber (Stabs cop then commits suicide). 3/4: Nurse Edgar Byrd bending over stab victim Officer Robert L. Newstetter, 33, at Georgia street. 51/52: Suicide note on dash. 5/6: Sheriff's officer Robt. Boyle holding suicide hose. 25/26: Officers Robt. Boyle & John Leppold looking thru window at body".






All from USC Digital Library

The car looks like a 1949 Chrysler Windsor Coupe.

Here's the report from the April 20, 1954 edition of the LAT. Note that the dead man in the pictures is actually Albert Schier (not even mentioned in USC's description). The article also includes the scratched note on the dash seen in the second image, and says that Detective Newstetter was treated at the recently featured Georgia Street Receiving Hospital.


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Very much enjoying the posts of Harry's Place, he is a welcome addition to the thread.

Some months back this forum did a wonderful job in locating the Garry Winogrand sailor-in-the-mist walking over the bridge photo as Los Angeles, and not NYC as it is commonly misidentified...here's another Winogrand L.A. picture, dated Jan. 1960.


Always appreciate seeing another Winogrand although in this case the police officer looks almost otherworldly, jarringly unlike anyone else in frame. He could nearly be mistaken for a window mannequin from May Co.
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January 22, 1956: The Los Angeles Police Department and local media broadcast one of the very first “SigAlerts” following the worst train wreck in city history.

The alert was triggered by the accident of a Santa Fe passenger train which had departed Union Station and derailed at Redondo Junction, southwest of Boyle Heights. The accident killed 30 people and injured 117.

It was the first major disaster in the Los Angeles area covered by live television.

[photo source and more notes on the accident: lafire.com]
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Is this item currently for sale on e-bay? Can't find a link.



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A visit to "Movie-Land"! circa. 1930


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Is this item currently for sale on e-bay? Can't find a link.
The date for the post you've quoted is Aug 6, 2015 ... so the item would be long gone from Ebay.
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The date for the post you've quoted is Aug 6, 2015 ... so the item would be long gone from Ebay.
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January 22, 1956: The Los Angeles Police Department and local media broadcast one of the very first “SigAlerts” following the worst train wreck in city history.

The alert was triggered by the accident of a Santa Fe passenger train which had departed Union Station and derailed at Redondo Junction, southwest of Boyle Heights. The accident killed 30 people and injured 117.

It was the first major disaster in the Los Angeles area covered by live television.

[photo source and more notes on the accident: lafire.com]
Many of the victims were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital.


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Note the numbers on the left wall.
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1938 flood in hollywood

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1939, Santa Ana, 50.000$ villa of princess Usha, daughter of the maharajah from Indore

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An iconic example of the Art Moderne style of architecture, a fortress-like castle for a royal Indian family.

The home still stands at the corner of Heliotrope Drive and Santa Clara Avenue in Santa Ana. (now owned by Dr. Quynh Kieu)



GSV


The house, built as a sanctuary for his family by the Maharajah of Indore as World War II approached, boasts the classic features of an Art Moderne home
– horizontal lines, steel case windows and a flat roof.




ocregister



A look inside.


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A leaking roof above the living room of Dr. Quynh Kieu's Santa Ana home has damaged the couches with dripping water. The original architecture of the house includes a flat roof that often leaks.

I DON'T KNOW WHY THE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE NOT SHOWING. I'M TRYING TO FIGURE IT OUT.

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1936, Olivia de Havilland & Gooby o.O

Does anyone else find this image mildly terrifying? Can someone contact this fine lady (who is still with us!) and ask what the "Gooby" is all about?
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I DON'T KNOW WHY THE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE NOT SHOWING. I'M TRYING TO FIGURE IT OUT.
EDIT: Folks, I think he's working on this anew...

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That's what I am using H S, but they're not showing up in my post.

I uploaded the photos, in question, today at my mom's house.
The photos loaded very slowly (the process is quite fast at my apartment)...then imageshack says "there was a problem with the upload"...
yet, the photographs show up in my imageshack album...but they don't show up in my post.
My older photos on imageshack still show up. (I tried one)
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Yes, I need to empty my in-box.....but I don't what to lose the messages. I've already winnowed out alot of them.
TRUTH BE TOLD (I feel sentimental about many of my old messages) Yes, I'm weird.

p.s. Thanks for your help Handsome Stranger.

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Changing my post to be less annoying.

Today I learned that George Herriman, the creator of Krazy Kat, lived at 1617 North Sierra Bonita Ave from 1922 to 1930. The house still stands and it's adorable.


[source: Bing Streetside]

I must make a trek over there to admire it in person, and maybe get a better photo. I'm a big fan of Herriman's work.

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January 22, 1956: The Los Angeles Police Department and local media broadcast one of the very first “SigAlerts” following the worst train wreck in city history.

The alert was triggered by the accident of a Santa Fe passenger train which had departed Union Station and derailed at Redondo Junction, southwest of Boyle Heights. The accident killed 30 people and injured 117.

It was the first major disaster in the Los Angeles area covered by live television.

[photo source and more notes on the accident: lafire.com]

In the late 1940s, T.V. station KTLA covered on live T.V. the attempted rescue of a child from a well. I believe the child was named Cathy Fiscus or something like that. Unfortunately, the child didn't make it. Maybe not a major disaster, but a tragic incident. This may have been the first T.V. live feed of a news story from the field, outside of a studio. Maybe somebody can post more info on this case. As a kid, I remember watching the failure of the Baldwin Hills Dam on KTLA, I believe in 1963. Houses were carried down the hill.
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