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Old Posted Jul 16, 2014, 9:33 PM
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nice, GW!

...and jg6544, skip over the next sentence:

To each his own, I guess. No Bunker Hill? No Monkey Island?
I think both topics have already been beaten beyond rigor mortis.
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I have to disagree jg6544. The thread is over four years old, beating a subject to death is our modus operandi.


ebay

I'm curious...what's going on above the gate. I was immediately reminded me of fraternal globes.

like these...

http://ram-il.org/chapters/chapters-temples/

"Globe lights bearing the symbols to indicate the various Masonic organizations in the temple,
including the triple-tau, equilateral triangle, and circle."

Or perhaps it's something as simple as Chinese lanterns above the gate. Whatever it is, I've never seen anything quite like it.

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Old Posted Jul 16, 2014, 10:35 PM
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I think both topics have already been beaten beyond rigor mortis.
What...no more Monkey Island? I quit.
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UPDATE:
Just refound this info on the Ebay sale: http://boingboing.net/2010/07/21/eno...tique-tow.html








That clock looks big enough to rival San Diego's Jessop timekeeper! Was there an unspoken rivalry?



An explanation for why the Lincoln Heights Sidewalk Clock face looks new and has a differing orientation.
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The 14-foot clock is a completely new version of the original, which was damaged by a film crew in 2006, with many of its parts picked off by scavengers, according to the paper and chamber officials. So, with about $41,000 in insurance money, a new clock resembling the old was built by the Verdin Co. and installed in February. But it didn’t take long for residents to notice that the new street clock was facing a different direction. The face of the new clock is perpendicular to the street and sidewalk; the original clock face was placed parallel to the street. http://theeastsiderla.com/2010/04/ti...ent-direction/
http://www.lincolnheightsla.com/hist...ws/040_opt.jpg



More background? Facts are sketchy. One source suggests a connection with De Caro Jewlery in 1906 and/or Italian Jewelry Co. 2426 North Broadway As best I can tell, in 1918, Arturo De Caro was the manager of Italian Jewelry at 205 N. Spring Street. Sometime thereafter De Caro Jewelry and Italian Jewlery took up shop at 2423 N. Broadway. (2426 would have placed the clock on the opposite side of the street.) Have not located any written or pictorial evidence that the clock was once on Spring Street or that De Caro had something to do with the clock's placement, purchase and/or maintenance. Would expect the evidence is locatable. Same with additional info on the massive Montgomery Brothers Clock at Seventh and Hope. Should it lead to further information, there is a listing of "Seth Thomas Tower Clocks" that inludes some of the recently mentioned Los Angeles names.

Los Angeles, Alhambra High School
Los Angeles, Brock & Co.
Los Angeles, Court House
Los Angeles, Italian Jewelry Co.
LosAngeles, Los Angeles Brewing Co.
Los Angeles, Montgomery Bros., Street Clock
Los Angeles, Premier Fireproof Storage Company
Los Angeles, E. W. Reynolds Co. http://homepages.sover.net/~donnl/thomas.html



1892
http://www.sterlingflatwarefashions....Bros1892Ad.jpg






Los Angeles' Farmer's Market/Grove evidently recognizes a good thing as there is a Sidewalk Clock installed there.
https://toemail.files.wordpress.com/...ivallife-2.jpg





Clocks embedded in LA concrete? Bet there is or was a sundial or two on or near a sidewalk. But for the myriad of photos taken there, the non-public spider pool might have had a lot of things embedded in its sidewalks and pools . . . http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=16194




Banjo traffic signal reminds me of a sidewalk clock? "Stop and Go - like clockwork?"





1936 -East Colorado and South Marengo "High Noon in Pasa"






http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co.../84249/rec/325




1929 - Liggett and Puretest Drug Store window display (Euclid and Colorado) What time did King Gillette say it was?

http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single.../id/2811/rec/9





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1929 - 5810 S. Avalon Blvd. - Hamilton's Texaco "No 9."
Mission Revival con petrol.

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/7127/rec/13








































"SECRET ROMANCE" "SOCIETY WOMAN" (Sister Aimee and a certain Mayor?)



































Mission Revival Bonanza!


Studebaker - 151 South Los Angeles Street (now Anaheim Blvd.), Anaheim
http://www.studebaker-info.org/Dealers/rileyla.jpg



http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...r-building.png





http://www.agilitynut.com/08/4/tacobell2.jpg




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Not much to go on.

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We've seen so many art deco drive-ins they're all jumbled up in my mind. Have we seen this one?

Los Angeles area/no specific address

ebay



detail/there's a portion of a sign visible at right.


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It looks to me like the bottom two words on the sign are Glendale and Pasadena, but I don't think that helps much. The building at far left, with the peaked roof, might be familiar to someone. Maybe some sleuth here can use that as a starting point. Good luck!
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VLA

I don't remember seeing the Reddi-Wip building before, at 8025 Melrose. "Reddi Foods" and "Reddi Pressure Products" are listed there in the 1960 CD. Has anyone seen better pictures of the can? Reminds me of ER's Arden/Crescent Creamery bottles.


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Maybe I'm unique, but if I'm not interested in the subject matter of a picture or series of pictures, I just skip over them. I think that, generally speaking, stuff posted here should have an L.A. tie-in, even if it's by way of a comparison with another city, but I don't find pictures of other cities any more irritating than, say, yet another series of posts about monkey island or old Bunker Hill (which should have been torn down by the time it was, IMHO).
Agreed, even about Bunker Hill (which doesn't mean I don't think it was basically large-scale demolition by neglect). I was using my copy of Richard Longstreth's scholarly The Drive-In, The Supermarket, and the Transformation of Commercial Space in Los Angeles, 1914-1941 for reference recently and noticed that there are quite a number of non-LA illustrations used for comparison and historic-reference purposes....

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I found some black and white snapshots from a 1940's photo album on ebay.

Here's one:



Dr. Jones Dog and Cat Hospital, 9080 Santa Monica Boulevard.

This little art deco building stands empty today.


GSV



entrance/nice deco street numbers

detail



..as it appeared on ebay.


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Old Posted Jul 17, 2014, 1:37 PM
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Thanks for that link GW. That's a wonderful little website with a great purpose.

Now my goal is to find a photograph of the dog fountain.


https://www.facebook.com/savetheSMBs...oderne?fref=nf


-Here's a better look at the art deco stainless steel (?) numbers.

https://www.facebook.com/savetheSMBs...oderne?fref=nf

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VLA

I don't remember seeing the Reddi-Wip building before, at 8025 Melrose. "Reddi Foods" and "Reddi Pressure Products" are listed there in the 1960 CD. Has anyone seen better pictures of the can? Reminds me of ER's Arden/Crescent Creamery bottles.







And if you like our dessert topping, what's going on with your salads?

Unfamiliar with this product or its caloric and nutiritional value, but it would make a good building topper!
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics24/00046920.jpg



Aaron Soffer Lapin; Founded Reddi-Wip Inc.



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Lapin later set up and headed Clayton Corp. to manufacture valves for his whipped-cream enterprise. Although Reddi-Wip became a familiar brand name, the valve business provided more opportunities for expansion.

Epicures may eschew Reddi-Wip and its imitators in favor of hand-whipped heavy cream and sugar for their strawberries, but Lapin personally maintained a lifelong pride in his invention. Food & Wine magazine reported in 1996 that he liked the aerosol whipped topping so much he even "dreamed of aerosol catsup and mustard."

Lapin established Reddi-Wip in St. Louis in 1946, but eight years later moved the enterprise to Los Angeles when he created his valve company. http://articles.latimes.com/1999/jul/14/news/mn-55835


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Aaron S. Lapin, Reddi-wip Creator, Dies at 85
Published: July 14, 1999
Aaron S. Lapin, a St. Louis businessman best known for putting whipped cream in a spray can, a product he named Reddi-wip, died on Saturday at a hospital in Los Angeles. He was 85.

Originally, Mr. Lapin, who was known as Bunny -- in French, lapin means rabbit -- was a clothing salesman. But he switched to the food business in the early 1940's, selling Sta-Whip, a wartime substitute for whipping cream made mostly from light cream and vegetable fat. For bakers and other commercial customers who wanted to whip Sta-Whip, he also offered what he called a Fount-Wip, a crude, refillable aerating gun.

In 1946, when the Crown Cork and Seal Company introduced the first seamless, lined and lithographed aerosol canister -- the Spra-tainer, Mr. Lapin became one of the canister's first customers.

He put his product in the aerosol cans under the brand name Reddi-wip, initially selling it through milkmen in St. Louis. Distribution quickly expanded throughout the United States and Canada.
Advertisement

Within five years, Mr. Lapin was worth millions. In 1951, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch called him ''Bunny Lapin, Whipped Cream King.'' Aerosol Age, a trade publication, wrote, ''He bought Cadillacs two at a time and lived in Gloria Swanson's furnished mansion in Hollywood.''

Reddi-wip, with its iconic red-and-white label, designed in 1954, became a product celebrity and made Mr. Lapin famous, too.

Reddi-wip earned him a mention in Time magazine last year as one of the century's most influential inventors. Now, one out of every two cans of aerosol topping eaten in the United States each year is Reddi-wip. http://www.nytimes.com/1999/07/14/bu...ies-at-85.html


On or off topping? Relevance can be subtle or maybe non-existent.


Dairy or non-dairy?
https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/i...qRA7EmT6a6jiAg

Hebert Alpert
https://herbalpert.herbalpertpresent...c2afed8934.jpg


A&M Records (El Garbanzo?)
https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8431/7...e44c35ff_z.jpg


1416 N. La Brea
http://www.oocities.org/hollywood/1096/chapstu1.jpg










On or off topic II? From Melrose dessert topping to Mass transit on . . .

Mass Transit
http://www.creativepro.com/files/sto...SAWG_fg09a.jpg



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Re: the VW ad. One of David Ogilvy's classics. His book, "Confessions of an Advertising Man," is dated and definitely non-PC, but the chapter entitled "How to Write Potent Copy" guided me through many a successful technical proposal.

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"An Idea" (Shop name?)


Is it a '49 or '50 Shoebox?

















http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/compou...id/5737/rec/13


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Maybe I'm unique, but if I'm not interested in the subject matter of a picture or series of pictures, I just skip over them. I think that, generally speaking, stuff posted here should have an L.A. tie-in, even if it's by way of a comparison with another city, but I don't find pictures of other cities any more irritating than, say, yet another series of posts about monkey island or old Bunker Hill (which should have been torn down by the time it was, IMHO).
Agreed, even about Bunker Hill (which doesn't mean I don't think it was basically large-scale demolition by neglect). I was using my copy of Richard Longstreth's scholarly The Drive-In, The Supermarket, and the Transformation of Commercial Space in Los Angeles, 1914-1941 for reference recently and noticed that there are quite a number of non-LA illustrations used for comparison and historic-reference purposes....
Sorry if it's irritating, but Just for the record...if I come across some new information or old articles or any photos about Monkey Island, I'm posting them.

In fact, if anyone gets down to the Library before I do:

MONKEY ISLAND -- LOS ANGELES
Know your Los Angeles
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MP... post away. Let us know what you find in that book. I was agreeing more with the idea of the ease of skipping over posts I'm not particularly interested in, or have read enough about, or perhaps think not geographically pertinent (i.e., I'm totally uninterested in Reddi-Wip other than the can on top of the L.A. building...). It's usually a waste of time to get irritated by ephemera, and here on NLA, there will soon be something interesting and new, as has been true for 5 years....


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"An Idea" (Shop name?)

Is it a '49 or '50 Shoebox?


It's a '49... the parking lights, exposed gas cap, and door handles are three unique details....

"An Idea" is explained here: http://www.farmersmarketla.com/history

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Vanished Van Nuys


There's nothing I like better than vintage hand-tinted glass slides; they usually seem to be of gardens, but this one of the Whitley house, said to be from 1909, is great:




More from The Museum of the San Fernanado Valley


Closer to newly built:




LAT March 12, 1911




LAT Oct 10, 1920/June 25, 1929/May 10, 1931

Whitley sold the house in 1920; by 1929, it was the El Vaquero Saddle Club, the life of which seems to have been shortened by the Crash. A Christian Science school was another occupant before a mortuary firm took it over in 1939....



LAT Aug 29, 1937/Feb 20, 1940

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That color slide of the Whitley House is beautiful GW.


I found this fine home on ebay yesterday.


reverse

Residence at North Pasadena.


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Does anyone recognize this early beauty?


ebay



-she's ready for her close-up.

detail

..looks like she has veneers on her teeth.
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Mystery Island.....Let's Go!!!

Kinda reminds me of the ever popular noirish Monkey Island. Sorry its not but it was a part of Pacific Ocean Park.


Boing

The Mystery Island Banana Train was P.O.P.'s knockout punch--a true escape from the urban environment of Los Angeles.

After queuing, riders would board a unique conveyance: the charming miniature Banana Train. The cab and engine were located in the rear, pushing, rather than pulling the open-air, bamboo-clad cars. The drivers of the trains delivered a live spiel, describing the sights while telling pithy jokes along the way. Leaving the longhouse, guests would spy a miniature, thatched hut, home to a live parrot. Passing under another grass-roofed structure, a menacing cannibal glared down at from above, after which visitors would pass through the native's village, where the driver would joke that they would later be invited to dinner.

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For some strange reason a closer look at Saratoga Springs' sidewalk or tower clock reminded me of a glossed over image of the Van Nuys Building in downtown LA. I have no information other than what you see, including some very small pedestrians. Whether height is added by the camera angle remains uncertain. The clock is certainly imposing, but apparently not Montgomery Brothers-BIG.


1967
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...J78GDABI3F.jpg


This may be a repost that I missed the first go round. Sorry if it is. Marveling over all of those glass globes. (There could be a clock amongst them, but you'd never know it. )

1924 Fourth and Main
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There's nothing I like better than vintage hand-tinted glass slides; they usually seem to be of gardens, but this one of the Whitley house, said to be from 1909, is great:



More from The Museum of the San Fernanado Valley
That's certainly an attractive slide - the larger version available through the link is even better!

I think the lower half of this 1952 aerial shows the former Whitley mansion. As the article in GW's link says, the site is now a Toyota dealership.


Historic Aerials

I deliberately included a small portion of Van Nuys Boulevard above Oxnard Street in the aerial above because the buildings below can be seen on the northeast corner of that intersection. It's the Department of Water and Power at 6000 Van Nuys Boulevard, seen here is 1926.


USC Digital Library

It's since been replaced by this building.


GSV

Here's another Department of Water and Power building that I don't think we've seen before. It was at 1613 North Cahuenga Boulevard. The picture is dated 1932.


waterandpower.org

This one is still around, although it's now a restaurant called 3Dog Cantina. To me, the paint on the upper detailing makes it look like a modern fiberglass addition.


GSV
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