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I owe you big time Beaudry. A tiny thank you in return:


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Article and a great drawing from the October 9, 1904 LA Herald here



Don't know the address, but this might help. The 1900 Ocean Park Country Clubhouse was on Westminster, between Main and Pacific:

LA Herald,4 Sept 1904

So maybe 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd for Ocean Park Grammar School (now the Westminster Ave School)?


Try 1025 & 1027 Abbot Kinney Blvd (nee Washington) for the commercial buildings:

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per Beaudry


Thanks again.
"Tiny" thank you my eye! Oh my Lord, how did you DO that? I'd despaired at ever finding out where those were.

It makes total sense that they filmed it in OP, since they had shot scenes with the same Elsie-girl in OP:





I was narrowing down the address myself when I saw on this page that Central Grammar was on Washington, NW corner of Westminster. Which doesn't exist, until I rememberd that that part of Washington had been renamed (in 1990, becoming Abbot Kinney).

It's noirishly gratifying of course to look back in time and see that these chi-chi businesses were once comfortably downmarket.




Besides its mid-century noir heritage, this was also, apparently, the apartment of BCPD Detective Sergeant Kenneth 'Hutch' Hutchinson—

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Thanks for the follow-ups & figuring out the location of the Classic Garage & Body Works Flyingwedge, tovangar2 and HossC.



recap: Mr. Meagher's 'death' car turning into the garage at 6245 Lexington Ave. (near Vine)


ucla archives / from last night


originally posted by FW




Here's a photograph of 'liquor dealer' and soon to be murdered Mr. Meagher and I assume his wife.


http://digital2.library.ucla.edu/vie...198/zz002hbnsv

He looks like a tough cookie. No wonder he was able to wrestle the gun away after he was shot.

(and what was the Mrs. Meagher doing inside with a sailor?)







The Meagher home at 580 N. Irving Blvd. shortly after the murder. [ January 18, 1933 ]


http://digital2.library.ucla.edu/vie...198/zz002hbnqt

I hope that's OIL on the driveway and not blood




The home is still there but the view is blocked by a wall and shrubbery.


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That looks like it might be the original driveway as well-------->

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I wonder if the people that live there now...................oh, never mind.

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It appears that these photos can all be stitched together to form a panorama.
I was waiting for you to prove it, Diamond-X! When you didn't, I gave it a go. The first two stitch together nicely, but you'd need another intermediate image to get all the way around to the beach.


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That looks excellent Hoss. Good job!
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I was narrowing down the address myself when I saw on this page that Central Grammar was on Washington, NW corner of Westminster.
You beat me to it :-)
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I believe this is new to NLA.

Three young women dance around a flowering palm tree that grew at the astounding rate of one foot per day
in the yard of Mrs. F. P. Coves at 441 West 33rd Street, Los Angeles. [1925]


http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/D...wdate=&hidate=

If I'm not mistaken, this block of 33rd street was paved over for the Harbor Freeway in the 1950s.

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_I wonder if the people that live there now...................oh, never mind.
E_R, just for conversation at your next party, it's my understanding the standard disclosure form for a home sale requires the seller to state if anyone has died in the house. When my dad passed away in 2006, we sold his house and the realtor asked if he died there (no, BTW, in a very un-noirish hospital). The realtor said some people of certain cultures regard buying a home where someone died as bad luck. Not sure if driveways count....
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It doesn't seem to be one garage, just approved ones, like the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval:


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The list (from 1920) is kinda long & in tiny type so I did't post it.
It's at the link above.

Does the Auto Club still contract with garages?
Well the 'under contract' terminology is not really used but yes, there are still 'AAA Approved' auto repair garages, in the same manner as AAA approved lodgings and restaurants. The closest one to the Classic Garage location is Bert's Garage at 1912 N. Cahuenga.
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