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Wow! I worked at this bank branch in 1982 and 1983, when it was Security Pacific. It was a marvelous old branch, full of ancient things. Our cash boxes said "Security Trust and Savings Bank" on them; that bank merged with First National Bank in 1929. When I tidied up the supply room one day, I found a box of 100 pen nibs. The safe-deposit boxes were all pinstriped.

Also, in the bathroom, which was also the janitor's room, was this massive, bulbous urinal. One day, a plumber came in to fish my contact lens out of the sink drain and told me that it was a design that was intended to serve both males and females.

I sure wish I had taken that box of pen nibs.

To link this to the thread theme: This intersection is also the location of the seedy office building where Canino poisons Harry Jones in The Big Sleep.

Why is everybody in this picture laughing?
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Old Posted Nov 18, 2018, 5:53 AM
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"Fulwider Building, Western and Santa Monica. Office four-twenty-eight at the back".
I don't see four stories buildings at this intersection. Two stories maximum. Was Raymond Chandler once again not checking the likelihood of his locations ?
Yes, I've come to that conclusion.
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People lined up to see ALIEN at the Egyptian Theater, 1979.


DARIO WITER saved to Vintage L.A.

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London Britches and Jambi's the same year 1979.


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Six years earlier those Britches had caught fire.


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I happen to think that's a guy.
I thought it might've been Elton John.
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Old Posted Nov 18, 2018, 8:11 PM
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London Britches and Jambi's the same year 1979.


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Thank you Noir Noir. That's such a great photo.


BELOW: for a minimum purchase you received this poster at ea. London Britches location.

from Los Angeles Times WEST magazine. December 13, 1970.

ADSAUSAGE

I had no idea there were so many locations!


"with Fortrel"

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One last thing:

What's up with this sign to the left of the theater?


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I thought it was some sort of 'modern' design at first...now I just think the plexiglass fell off.

Does anyone remember what store this was in the late 1970s?

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c.1978-79 it was Ernesto's Pizza House Italian restaurant.

(Two movies on the marquee were released in 1978 and one in 1979.)

Also pictured: Chic Look, Hollywood Barber College and The Gold Cup.
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Old Posted Nov 18, 2018, 9:56 PM
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Wow! I worked at this bank branch in 1982 and 1983, when it was Security Pacific. It was a marvelous old branch, full of ancient things. Our cash boxes said "Security Trust and Savings Bank" on them; that bank merged with First National Bank in 1929. When I tidied up the supply room one day, I found a box of 100 pen nibs. The safe-deposit boxes were all pinstriped.

Also, in the bathroom, which was also the janitor's room, was this massive, bulbous urinal. One day, a plumber came in to fish my contact lens out of the sink drain and told me that it was a design that was intended to serve both males and females.

I sure wish I had taken that box of pen nibs.

To link this to the thread theme: This intersection is also the location of the seedy office building where Canino poisons Harry Jones in The Big Sleep.
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Why is everybody in this picture laughing?
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I noticed that, too.
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1940s Photo Album Pacifc Palisades, Santa Monica WWII

#1

EBAY (no longer listed)

This might show the top of the stairs that used to go down to Roosevelt Highway.

What ya'll think?







#2


Is that a sandbar in the distance, or am I seeing things?
I thought the dark structure in the center of the photograph was some sort of defensive installation.

but on closer inspection I see that there's writing on a three-sided banner.


Now I'm thinking 'SNACK BAR'








#3


There's that 'sandbar' again. (hmmm..are those fake boats?) Were sandbars installed along the west coast as defensive measures during WWII?

I believe the small writing on the right says BATH House (I'm certain about BATH, but not sure of the second)


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#4


The large tudor-esque home is either L.B. Mayer's home or Irving Thalburg & Norma Shearer's home. (I mix them up all the time)






#5


I wonder if the photographer(s) stayed at the Shangri-La Hotel? snap!








#6



Here we have three military men posing at Sunset and Vine.







Last, but not least.....a mystery highway.

#7


I have no idea where this might be. -on the far right you can see a water tower.
and it appears the convoy just drove under a R.R. bridge.





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All are from this



I didn't see one photograph from Beverly Hills

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c.1978-79 it was Ernesto's Pizza House Italian restaurant.
Thanks Martin.



Ernesto's showed up in an episode of the The Rockford Files' in 1978.


episode: DWARF IN A HELIUM HAY [1978]
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1940s Photo Album Pacifc Palisades, Santa Monica WWII


Last, but not least.....a mystery highway.

#7


I have no idea where this might be. -on the far right you can see a water tower.
and it appears the convoy just drove under a R.R. bridge.





THE END
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I didn't see one photograph from Beverly Hills
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Photo looks inbound (compass WNW) on the Arroyo Seco Parkway from Ave. 64. The railroad bridge then carried the ATSF mainline from Union Station into South Pasadena and points east. In somewhat reconstructed form, it's now the Metro Gold Line to Azusa.

Definitely not Beverly Hills, e-r!
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Photo looks inbound (compass WNW) on the Arroyo Seco Parkway from Ave. 64. The railroad bridge then carried the ATSF mainline from Union Station into South Pasadena and points east. In somewhat reconstructed form, it's now the Metro Gold Line to Azusa.

Definitely not Beverly Hills, e-r!

Agree 100%.
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Now, let's go even further back in time.....to 1966.


FINLAY BELCHER

It looks like there's going to be a premiere. (note the people in bleachers)

The movie playing is How To Steal A Million [1966]


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One last thing:

What's up with this sign to the left of the theater?


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I thought it was some sort of 'modern' design at first...now I just think the plexiglass fell off.

Does anyone remember what store this was in the late 1970s?




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Yeah; the sign says World Famous Egyptian but apparently not famous enough to stop from defacing the front of it. Just my thought. I'm glad it looks better now.
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You're right Tikiman! Ernesto's storefront looks so different I didn't realize it was part of the theater.

After completing this post. I've decided I'm......WRONG. *sad*

Ernesto's Pizzaeria was located in the part of the theater that forms the left side of the Egyptian courtyard. (it had slipped my mind)


google earth

hmmm...or was Ernesto's the storefront to the left of the arrow?



Let's look at this photo from the Rockford Files more time.


ROCKFORD FILES

In this 1966 pic you can see space between the buildings.



So maybe that isn't the Ernesto's sign

This post is a mess. Can you tell I haven't had my coffee?










I'll be right back.

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*wipes coffee from mouth*

Here's an amazing photoograph of a very young Mary Astor posing in a field of dahlias.


old file / date unknown

I wonder if the publicity department found this field near Hollywood or someplace in the San Fernendo Valley? (I sure do wonder alot )

Oh, and young Mary looks just like a 2nd cousin of mine.



p.s. I checked with odinthor to make sure the flowers were dahlias.

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Heh, E_R, I was just quoting your post above that you altered as I was quoting it and the photo I was going to mention something about has disappeared!
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Heh, E_R, I was just quoting your post above that you altered as I was quoting it and the photo I was going to mention something about has disappeared!
Sorry about that Martin. I changed my post about 4 times!. I was confused. (still am)

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1940s Photo Album Pacifc Palisades, Santa Monica WWII
#6


Here we have three military men posing at Sunset and Vine.
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Here's another photo of WWII servicemen at NBC I saw not too long ago...

Flickr


I also came across some pages of a WWII photo album recently, although it's inaccurately titled as WWI at the source.

Johnny & Wesley's Leave in Hollywood...

Here are 4 of the album pages:

"A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD CALIFORNIA"
"Mrs. Darrell (sic) Zanuck, movie producer's wife, invited the boys to her home.
(I wonder how you got an invitation?)

In these photos are Johnny & Wesley with Mrs. Zanuck at their home which was located at 546 Palisades Beach Road Santa Monica, CA (90402).
Per the caption, Darryl Zanuck was in London at the time.




In these photos, Johnny and Wesley are with Norma Shearer.




These three photos show Wesley at the Chinese Theatre (talking!), with a tank and a group waiting for a train at Union Station.



(Another photo in the album shows the film playing at the Chinese Theatre at the time to be the Abbott & Costello movie Rio Rita, released in April of 1942.)


This last group has the boys at the Zanuck's with some "girls who work as movie extras", Earl Carroll's nightclub and we end up back at NBC Radio City where we started.



The 4 photo album pages (12 photos) I didn't picture are of the two boys in various areas in and around the
Zanuck's house and two of the Chinese Theatre forecourt.

Link HERE.
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"A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD CALIFORNIA"
"Mrs. Darrell (sic) Zanuck, movie producer's wife, invited the boys to her home.
(I wonder how you got an invitation?)

In these photos are Johnny & Wesley with Mrs. Zanuck at their home which was located at 546 Palisades Beach Road Santa Monica, CA (90402).
Per the caption, Darryl Zanuck was in London at the time.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


Darryl Zanuck is overseas on military duty in 1942.

His bored, lonely wife invites a squad of Marines to their Santa Monica home for a pool party.

Interesting.

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LOL!

"Uh, Mrs. Zanuck, your husband's on the phone..."
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