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Fantastic discovery FW!

I bet the two torn segments are the left and right ends of a panorama. .....*maniacally searches for middle segment*
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Thanks for figuing out the location of the 1973 Westwood slide, BillinGlendale. You have eased my combobulation.
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Here is an exquisite, hand-colored, [magic lantern] slide of West Lake Park. [c.1890s?]


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I was going to ask about the light pole that the young lady in yellow is leaning against......oh never mind. (now I see it extends up into the tree)






THIS ONE


detail

My question was going to be about the under-sized globe and the too-thick pole. *schedules eye appointment*


I also thought the lad, just to the left of the tree, was leaning against a monolithic slab like the one in Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. *schedules psychiatric care*

Of course, it's a tree. ........... (or is it? I see a small patch of sky above it)

If it is a tree, it's much older than any of the other trees in the park.



What do you think odinthor?

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Early Century City [c.1963]

I wonder if the clump of trees at lower left, with the diagonal walkway going through it, was a park? ... It seems such a waste to lose the trees to construction.


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Does anyone remember a park at that corner?

*The east west street is Santa Monica Blvd. (I'm not sure of the name of the north-south street)
The other north-south street, with the missing segment, is 'Avenue of the Stars'.




I am very arboreal this weekend.

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Here is an exquisite, hand-colored, [magic lantern] slide of West Lake Park. [c.1890s?]


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What a great slide e_r. It reminds me a little of Georges Seurat's 'Un Dimanche Après-midi à L'Île de la Grande Jatte' ('A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte'), which dates from about the same time (1884-86).


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For people around my age, this is the painting which captures Cameron's attention in 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'.
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Here is an exquisite, hand-colored, [magic lantern] slide of West Lake Park. [c.1890s?]

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detail

My question was going to be about the under-sized globe and the too-thick pole. *schedules eye appointment*


I also thought the lad, just to the left of the tree, was leaning against a monolithic slab like the one in Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. *schedules psychiatric care*

Of course, it's a tree. ........... (or is it? I see a small patch of sky above it)

If it is a tree, it's much older than any of the other trees in the park.



What do you think odinthor?

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Hmmmmm, e_r . . . though admittedly it does seem rather squarish and flat, I'm seeing quite a few Eucalyptus trees in the park, and they grow fast and (some species) big. I vote for the lad's tree being a big, happy, stout Eucalyptus . . . unless it's a rather tall plinth for some statue or sculpture: There seems to be something similar off to the right (sunlight beaming upon it) in the image detail.
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I haven't heard of him before BDiH. (how'd I miss him?)
Well, I'm just trying to contribute to the "noirish" part of this site. There is a lot about Los Angeles history in general, but not a lot about noir.
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Over the years, the title "noirish Los Angeles" has become somewhat of a misnomer.

Back in 2009, I had no idea the thread would take on a life of its own. If I had it to do all over again, I would probably choose a more all-encompassing title.


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The title "noirish Los Angeles" has become a misnomer.


Back in 2009, I had no idea the thread would take on a life of its own. If I had it to do all over again, I would choose a more appropriate title.
Please don't ever regret your naming decision ER. It was, and is, perfect.
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Early Century City [c.1963]

I wonder if the clump of trees at lower left, with the diagonal walkway going through it, was a park? ... It seems such a waste to lose the trees to construction.


Flickr

Does anyone remember a park at that corner?

*The east west street is Santa Monica Blvd. (I'm not sure of the name of the north-south street)
The other north-south street, with the missing segment, is 'Avenue of the Stars'.




I am very arboreal this weekend.

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That was a portion of the old 20th Century Fox lot. There used to be a lake in that area and a lot of trees around it and also along Santa Monica Blvd (to lower sound infiltration on the back lot).
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Hmmmmm, e_r . . . though admittedly it does seem rather squarish and flat, I'm seeing quite a few Eucalyptus trees in the park, and they grow fast and (some species) big. I vote for the lad's tree being a big, happy, stout Eucalyptus . . . unless it's a rather tall plinth for some statue or sculpture: There seems to be something similar off to the right (sunlight beaming upon it) in the image detail.
The size of these trees makes me ask if this is really a 1880s/1890s scene. Eucalypts grow fast, but not that fast. Maybe early 1900s? 1900-1910?
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Over the years, the title "noirish Los Angeles" has become somewhat of a misnomer.

Back in 2009, I had no idea the thread would take on a life of its own. If I had it to do all over again, I would probably choose a more all-encompassing title.


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Have no regrets, ER. I really don't think the site would have evolved with anywhere near the scope it has now if it had been generalized from the start. It might have become merely a feel-good, pinterest-type of site...IMO. The great thing about Noirish Los Angeles is that it demythologizes the city--no, it wasn't ever a crime-free paradise where gentle Midwestern transplants lay around in the sunshine. Mayhem has always been around every corner in LA. (I'm always amazed by the crime reporting in the halcyon days I'm most interested in 1900-1930, and all the way back to the earliest days of the pueblo. Every single neighborhood, even those with the fanciest houses in the best 'hoods, was regularly plundered by porchclimbers. Assault was common all over town. And worse, of course.)


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I really don't think the site would have evolved with anywhere near the scope it has now if it had been generalized from the start. It might have become merely a feel-good, pinterest-type of site...
Perfectly stated !
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