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Old Posted Aug 22, 2011, 5:48 AM
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Car Accident 3rd and Rampart 1951

They keep that car looking great for 30 years and then this....

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I cry for the demise of that 1950 Studebaker, myself... *snif*

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Old Posted Aug 22, 2011, 5:52 AM
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A couple of fascinating aerials I don't recall seeing before.

This one showing the Gilmore Drive-In and Farmer's Market (sorry Scott)

I was reading today that the Gilmore family still owns all the land under The Grove, which now occupies the drive-in sight. That must be a nice fat rent check every month!

Olympic Village 1932 (Los Angeles was the first venue to have an olympic village)


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Old Posted Aug 22, 2011, 5:58 AM
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A...drive-in? That's totally news to me! Also, where exactly is (was) that Olympic village? I don't recognize that view at all.

Great series of posts, FFF, I must say! You've been doing a lot of homework lately! (Fun homework, too, I'm sure.) ^^

-Scott

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Old Posted Aug 22, 2011, 6:02 AM
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I was trying to ignore the Studie Scott....Way too depressing!!!

I really want one of those but I have way too many vehicular mouths to feed as it is
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Old Posted Aug 22, 2011, 6:10 AM
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A...drive-in? That's totally news to me! Also, where exactly is (was) that Olympic village? I don't recognize that view at all.

Great series of posts, FFF, I must say! You've been doing a lot of homework lately! (Fun homework, too, I'm sure.) ^^

-Scott
Thanks Scott! Yeah, I have been finally posting a bunch of stuff I've gathered. There will be more but I need sleep now

The Olympic Village was in Baldwin Hills Park. There is a bunch of info on it here. http://www.baldwinhillspark.info/olympicvillage.html
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Old Posted Aug 22, 2011, 6:11 AM
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I was trying to ignore the Studie Scott....Way too depressing!!!

I really want one of those but I have way too many vehicular mouths to feed as it is
I think I may have mentioned before that a 1950 Stude was almost my first car! I saw a cherry one for sale for only $700 in 1971. Had to settle for my dad's 1967 Mustang instead. Not much to complain about, as it turned out. ^^

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Old Posted Aug 22, 2011, 5:31 PM
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I think I may have mentioned before that a 1950 Stude was almost my first car! I saw a cherry one for sale for only $700 in 1971. Had to settle for my dad's 1967 Mustang instead. Not much to complain about, as it turned out. ^^

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Yep, I wouldn't complain about a 67 Mustang at all. That is my favorite year of Mustang!

When I was a kid in the early 60s, an elderly lady a few doors down from us had a showroom perfect '50 Studebaker that I was in love with. Midnight blue with gray interior AND lace doilies on the seat backs

We moved from that neighborhood when I was 14 and I have no idea what ever happened to that car....sigh!
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Old Posted Aug 22, 2011, 7:42 PM
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yeppers!, LAPL is busy delivering the goods!...........(gone a few days, and to quote GW...."all hell breaks loose!")

a few that i noticed......................................

great shot of the hall of records 1965


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palace and ems on olive from hill and 3rd 1965


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foot surgeon leaps from the hall of records 1950


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looking east on wilshire past the rex arms, after it lost..........an arm......


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the rex arms during widening of wilshire..........losing an arm


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i'm sure there are quite a bit more new one's, but these caught my eye!
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Old Posted Aug 22, 2011, 7:48 PM
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Silent Locations!, thank you so much for posting this. absolutley an a amazing comparison! i love the turning point, and have posted previously some of Harold Lloyd's bunker hill shots!.. hot water is a film i have yet to see, but will definately track it down!!!!! this is great!....(did i forget to say thank you?) grazie mille!!!!!
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Old Posted Aug 22, 2011, 7:57 PM
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ok....to quote the great one, (jackie gleason)........hummna hummna hummna.....................is this an image of the bomb exploding at 1:07 AM October 1st, 1910 at the times???!!!???


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al the photos taken the next day....the dome is gone


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Old Posted Aug 22, 2011, 8:03 PM
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image of the salt box up on blocks that is new to moi


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looking north east from the statler. i'm guessing.......1965


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Old Posted Aug 22, 2011, 8:25 PM
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a 1945 image of the hildreth mansion prior to demoltion, i know i have never seen before.................


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and a great image of 215 n. hill, (the criss cross house)


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Old Posted Aug 22, 2011, 8:27 PM
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I thought it's about time I post some newfound LAPL images myself. ^^

I don't recall seeing this view of "my" Post Office before. It looks almost brand spanking new here...

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Or this one, from 1937, soon before it was razed. Prior to this, I did not know that the block immediately north of the old Post Office was demolished before the P.O. itself (far right). Several historically important buildings are also visible on the east side of Main Street here. There's the Baker Block (1877) at far left. The telephone pole just left of center points directly to the almost impossibly old Bella Union Hotel. It was first constructed as a single-storey residence c.1835. In succession, it subsequently became the last capitol of Alta California, the county's first courthouse, and the city's first hotel. To the immediate left of the Bella Union is the Pico Building, built in 1868, two years before the Pico House. (Thanks to Brian Hsu's Urban Diachrony blog for that I.D.)

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scott, these are amazing!
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Old Posted Aug 22, 2011, 8:33 PM
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Greetings,

I currently oversee the LAPL Photo Collection, and now that my colleague Cleats is here, I figured I should come on board too.

I can't begin to tell you how impressed I am with level of L.A. history knowledge floating around here, and Cleats and I are no slouches! It's great to see the Library's photos showcased and I am amazed by how quick some of you catch the new additions to the online database.

We had all been puzzled by the location of the Lindberg billboard, so I am thrilled we were able to finally correct the record. From now on, if we have any unidentified photos, I know where to come! Gaylord, please send us corrections when you find them. A lot of the photos that were digitized early on have crummy records which we are now correcting when our attention is brought to them.

Just to tease you all a bit, in the very near future we will be posting a bunch of 1950s photos of structures on the north end of Bunker Hill. These came out of assessor logs, so there are quite a few buildings we don't have any other documentation on.

Thanks again, and keep on posting!
and?............

anxiously waiting....................
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image of the salt box up on blocks that is new to moi


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Thanks for posting that great photo of the Salt Box gsjansen! I recently came across this snapshot of the Castle from 1969 with the Salt Box peeking out on the side and the soon to be gone Richfield tower.


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Old Posted Aug 22, 2011, 10:38 PM
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scott, these are amazing!
Glad you liked 'em! More new/old Post Office pics coming soon.

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Thanks for posting that great photo of the Salt Box gsjansen! I recently came across this snapshot of the Castle from 1969 with the Salt Box peeking out on the side and the soon to be gone Richfield tower.


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Just thought I'd try my hand at color-correcting that last great shot.

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Old Posted Aug 22, 2011, 11:39 PM
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Thank you! I'm admitedly useless when it comes to doing that type of editing!
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Simply Beautiful

A very noirish photo of the Hollywood Bowl sign, 1940


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