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The 1956 CD lists System Auto Parks & Garages Inc at 630 S Grand Avenue, and Dagwood's Famous Sandwiches at 638 S Grand Avenue. I think we can see "DA ..." and "FAM ..." on the left. A slightly earlier incarnation of Dagwood's is just visible on the right of this circa 1948 LAPL image. If only it was zoomable.


LAPL

I'll have to see if I can find a better picture.

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Old Posted Dec 14, 2015, 11:41 PM
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I think you nailed it Hoss. The DA & FAM is no doubt Dagwood's Famous.
good sleuthing-
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Old Posted Dec 14, 2015, 11:54 PM
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"Dead Man's Curve, 1961"

That's how the following aerial photographs are labeled at USC Digital Archives.


USC

"Air Views of Sunset Boulevard at Groverton Place. 06-29-1961" ( I don't remember seeing that reservoir with the intake tower before)



USC




USC



The curves are still in place. (but most noticeably, the small reservoir has been filled in)

present day aerial

google_earth


The three 1961 photographs I posted are from a set of 12.
You can see the rest here:http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/re...oll44/id/61290
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Anyway, they're still in place but the small reservoir has been filled it.
Thanks e_r. That reservoir explains the little bit of water which can just be seen near the right of this Julius Shulman photo that I posted a couple of days ago. I never got around to looking for it at the time.

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Some of the Dead Man's Curve pictures also show the University Elementary School. I posted Julius Shulman photos of that in post #31985.
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Very cool. Discoveries like that are what make this thread so much fun.
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Two 'mystery' photographs from the 1920s. (high school thespians...club initiation?)


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I am especially curious about the odd shaped building behind the two. -or is it a fancy billboard?
In the distance (on the right border) there appears to be a school.



And here's the second pic. (I think this is the school in the distance in the above photo)


eBay

Does anyone recognize it?
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The photographs are from the same group that included the photograph below that I posted a month or so ago. We never figured out the location.

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'mystery' photo, 1928.

I thought perhaps someone here on NLA could help figure out the location.


eBay

Here's what the seller had to say:

" From a group of images from Los Angeles, CA students who went to Glendale High School there.
Here they are in some outdoor venue where they are doing a skit. Name on back is Dot Wachs. "

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Old Posted Dec 15, 2015, 4:21 AM
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Here's a rare find.

"Looking for Moonstones, Moonstones Beach near Santa Monica, Cal."


eBay

I think it's great that the trolley stopped to let the passengers search for moonstones.




with border

eBay


I think the photograph might have been mislabeled in the old album. The only "Moonstone Beach" I could locate was further south near Redondo Beach.
Does anyone know, was there a Moonstone Beach closer to Santa Monica at one point?






1905, Redondo Beach

eBay





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It looks like they're about to be hit by a tsunami.

I wonder what that church-like building is?

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Here's a rare find.

"Looking for Moonstones, Moonstones Beach near Santa Monica, Cal."


eBay

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Moonstone Beach ~ Catalina Island.

I was there at about age 12. Sure enough I found a little moonstone, approx the size of a pinto bean. Had to wade out about ten feet into the water to get it.
I recall I was the only one who did.


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Moonstone is composed of two feldspar species, orthoclase and albite. The two species are intermingled. Then, as the newly formed mineral cools, the intergrowth of orthoclase and albite separates into stacked, alternating layers. When light falls between these thin, flat layers, it scatters in many directions producing the phenomenon called adularescence.
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Here's a rare find.

with border

eBay


I think the photograph might have been mislabeled in the old album. The only "Moonstone Beach" I could locate was further south near Redondo Beach.
Does anyone know, was there a Moonstone Beach closer to Santa Monica at one point?

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Yes, I think that must be the Moonstone Beach near Redondo. The trolley wire arrangement in the photo was
described as unique to the Redondo via Del Rey line by HenryHuntington; his comments and some other photos
of that line are here: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=26219
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Laurel and Hardy locations

I'm a huge fan of Laurel and Hardy and therefor on my last visit to L.A. in october I decided to visit some old filming locations from back in the 20's / 30's. At some places I took pictures, but I would like to share those locations with you with both new and then pictures. Hope they contribute


1. From the movie 'Big Business'.
Location: 3398 Caroline Ave. Culver City




2. From the movie 'Hog Wild'.
Location: 4171 Madison Ave. Culver City
Although the house itself has changed alot (or maybe already another one is built there since I didn't recognize it from the movie), the house next dooe still remains the same.



3. From the movie 'Hog Wild'.
Location: MGM Studios
You can see the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film studios water tower in the distance which is 100% correct according to the filming location. Now it's the Sony Picture Studios.




4. From the movie 'Music Box'.
Location: 395 N.Vendome St, Silver Lake




5. From the movie 'Me and my pal'
Location: 2026 Wellington Rd, Los Angeles




6. From the movie 'Second Hundred Years'
Location: 1659 Marengo St, Los Angeles




7. From the movie 'County Hospital'
Location: 3998 Tilden Ave, Culver City
(Thanks to silentlocations.wordpress.com)




8. From the movie 'Two Tars'
Location: 3199 23rd St, Santa Monica




Kind regards from Belgium
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Fantastic post Jumbo0!! Thank you so much.

In #7, it appears the wonderfully distinctive building is still standing. I don't recall seeing it before.
It makes me wonder if the arched top portion of that grand doorway is still there, hidden under that awful siding.




If only we could walk inside and look up.

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Fantastic post Jumbo0!! Thank you so much.

In #7, it appears the wonderfully distinctive building is still standing. I don't recall seeing it before.
It makes me wonder if the arched top portion of that grand doorway is still there, hidden under that awful siding.




If only we could walk inside and look up.

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The "wooded" area marked by a "Golf" sign in the 1927 image and below ( to the left) is now known as Tellefson Park. As most NLA'ers should know, it was preceded by the Culver City Rollerdrome. (See e.g., http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showpost.php?p=5989090 ) Curious if the Miniature Golf Course had a name and was ever listed? I don't see any.





https://silentlocations.files.wordpr...ide-tilden.jpg



http://martinfeinberg.com/wp-content...er-City-CA.jpg



http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jIcdXyHIez...ollerdrome.jpg



https://silentlocations.files.wordpr...pan-aerial.jpg https://silentlocations.wordpress.co...hit-the-skids/
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There's very little information with this Julius Shulman photoset, although the images are good. It shows a restaurant/drive-in/coffee shop called Johnny's. It looks like the photos featured in a 2007/2008 LAPL exhibition called 'Julius Shulman's Los Angeles'. A PDF file relating to the exhibition simply lists it as "Johnny’s Restaurant, 1956, demolished". It's "Job 2201: Johnny's (Los Angeles, Calif.),1956".

This is the only color photo in the set. I've lightened it a little.



The black & white exterior shots were obviously taken earlier in the day, but all the lights are on.



The full-resolution version of this image shows the number 8445 over the door.



I think the store next door may be Mode O'Day.



The set also includes these two interior shots.





All from Getty Research Institute

So, does anyone know where it was?
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I've had this photo for a long time but I can't remember if I posted it before.


"Small Plane Crashes into the Shrine Auditorium, 1945."


old file / eBay




"and starts a small fire" -it really scorched the building (at first i thought it was just a shadow)
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I don't believe we've seen this amazing video on NLA.



CLICK HERE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAQ1gxYvvmw



The video briefly visits the location that I posted way back in April. (Harper Ave. & Sunset Blvd. thanks Hoss)

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from video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAQ1gxYvvmw




unknown location (bridge collapse in Burbank?)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAQ1gxYvvmw




traffic backed up, unknown location

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAQ1gxYvvmw





this scene was amazing! (It shows Roosevelt Highway, now PCH, and W. Channel Road)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAQ1gxYvvmw
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There's very little information with this Julius Shulman photoset, although the images are good. It shows a restaurant/drive-in/coffee shop called Johnny's. It looks like the photos featured in a 2007/2008 LAPL exhibition called 'Julius Shulman's Los Angeles'. A PDF file relating to the exhibition simply lists it as "Johnny’s Restaurant, 1956, demolished". It's "Job 2201: Johnny's (Los Angeles, Calif.),1956".

This is the only color photo in the set. I've lightened it a little.


Data impoverished original.....but slightly improved?
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I've had this photo for a long time but I can't remember if I posted it before.


"Small Plane Crashes into the Shrine Auditorium, 1945."



"and starts a small fire" -it really scorched the building (at first i thought it was just a shadow)
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I wonder if it was one that Marilyn Monroe put together :-)

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Huh?



This snapshot could very well be a scene out of a silent movie, but I don't believe it is.


old file / originally from ebay

I think it's just a crazy person that decided to scale the outside of the Marsh-Strong building.


here's the information on the reverse.


"Humane Fly climbing Marsh\-\Strong Bldg L.A. Cal"
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Marilyn nee Norma Jeane was involved in production of radio controlled aircraft similar to the type that landed at the Shrine Auditorium.http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/04/up...gram.html?_r=0

http://www.uasvision.com/wp-content/...roe-_drone.jpg

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Now I got it. Thanks
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