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More on the "Wizard of Bras" (now that is kind of clever...)

Her latter-day tagline is pretty good, but Paulette definitely wasn't springing for any new photography for her ads...a series in the Times, 1954-1972:


Oct 31, 1954/April 5, 1966/October 12, 1972

And you have to love "WHY BE 'D'-Void? You can be D-DEVINE...D-DELIGHTFUL...."


LAT May7, 1970/WWD, March 22, 1966
"Defendants have copied Plaintiff's style and script..."

I'd be interested to know what Paulette's style and script were - the four adverts above use four different typefaces for her logo. If anyone's interested, my best guesses are:

1954 Park Avenue
1966 Coronet Bold
1970 Brush Script
1972 Something close to Mayfair
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I didn't include a shot from it in my post because I sometimes feel that my LA filming locations obsession isn't universally shared here and didn't want to overdo it.
It was trying to track down filming locations that first led me to NLA all those years ago!

Movies and TV shows often capture both obscure and mundane locations that stills photographers might ignore. They also show us angles from raised platforms, moving vehicles and even helicopters that give us a different perspective on familiar places. Please keep posting the filming locations, t2.
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More on the "Wizard of Bras" (now that is kind of clever...)
Paulette wasn't the first to use it. Here's a 1955 print ad from The Hollywood-Maxwell Brassiere Company.


[source: Pinterest...ICK!]

"Meet the Wizard at 216 Main Street, Disneyland!"


[source: Yesterland.com]

This wizard is slightly terrifying, no? The "Intimate Apparel" shop at Disneyland was one of the original Main Street stores but closed by the end of 1955.

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Oh, I love Replacement Killers. I have watched it more times than I can remember (or want to admit). I didn't include a shot from it in my post because I sometimes feel that my LA filming locations obsession isn't universally shared here and didn't want to overdo it.

TRK is a great LA locations movie, and is actually set in LA, unlike "Se7ven". In TRK, Union Station plays LAX :-)
I just watched The Replacement Killers again, and really enjoyed it. The locations are great, I love Chow Yun Fat (I'm a big fan of Hong Kong movies), and Mira Sorvino was excellent in her role. It might not be a critics' favorite, but I'll watch it any time!

PS: One of the main reasons that I first got into LA's architecture was from watching Blade Runner in 1982. I wanted to see all of the places that appeared in that movie (Bradbury Building, Union Station, the Lloyd Wright house on Franklin, even the Pan-American building, etc) - so I say GO AHEAD and share your obsessions with LA filming locations. After all, I'm the guy who made two giant posts about the filming locations of Barfly! And I just made a post about Falling Down!

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"Meet the Wizard at 216 Main Street, Disneyland!"


[source: Yesterland.com]

This wizard is slightly terrifying, no? The "Intimate Apparel" shop at Disneyland was one of the original Main Street stores but closed by the end of 1955.

Brassieres at Disneyland? I thought Walt's idea was of a fantasy Main Street where there was only vanilla ice cream and white people, certainly no sex. Maybe gate receipts had slowed and he was trying to excite the dads into bringing the family, who'd ride the rides while he got off on the Wizard's exhibit.
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Brassieres at Disneyland? I thought Walt's idea was of a fantasy Main Street where there was only vanilla ice cream and white people, certainly no sex. Maybe gate receipts had slowed and he was trying to excite the dads into bringing the family, who'd ride the rides while he got off on the Wizard's exhibit.
It was part of the original Main Street when the park opened in July of 1955 and closed at the end of the year, so it wasn't brought in to goose the gate.
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Someone needs to help me find the original 1955 Disneyland tape of the Wizard of Bras narrating the history of saucy undergarments. Then we'll sneak into Disneyland late at night when no one is looking and swap it with the audio tape from Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln.
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Someone needs to help me find the original 1955 Disneyland tape of the Wizard of Bras narrating the history of saucy undergarments. Then we'll sneak into Disneyland late at night when no one is looking and swap it with the audio tape from Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln.
You keep on talking like that and you'll have to watch out for this guy:
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He takes no prisoners.
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While trying to find the locations of Lorendoc's gambling establishments, I happened upon this fantastically noirish photograph.


https://calisphere.org/item/ark:/21198/zz0027z9j5/

Does anyone recognize this?
Looking over my old posts, and trying to see if I could correct wrong stuff, I found that Martin Turnbull has the same photo at his web site. He states it was taken in 1937 at the Ocean Park Pier at Santa Monica. The 1936 SM CD shows the Ocean Park Bowling & Billiard Co at 1 Ocean Park Pier. I'd feel a lot better about the identification if I could read the name of the hotel. Any guesses?

(Here is an enlargement of Martin Turnbull's photo
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The Wizard of Bras

The Wizard of Bras endures - the "powers" must have been passed on in a secret ceremony in 1975. Now living at 1530 S Myrtle Ave in Monrovia.



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The Wizard of Bras endures - the "powers" must have been passed on in a secret ceremony in 1975. Now living at 1530 S Myrtle Ave in Monrovia.
"We're off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Bras..."
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