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CBDoug: What noise and dirt?

Houck's: 331 W 5th Street per '23 CD. "We were 10 years at Fifth and Hill sts." Nothing better than Cigars and OJ Make mine double churned!


Can anyone identify the Victorian peering down at the action in the second photo?
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From left to right, the buildings are the Trenton at 427 S Olive, furnished rooms belonging to Mrs Elizabeth Collier at 422 S Grand, the St Clair/Sinclair Apartments at 414 S Grand, the Rose Mansion (the Victorian) at 4th and Grand, and the Fremont at 401 S Olive.
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Some fotos of the "Bryn Mawr" housing development below and around the dam in the hollywood hills. Bryn Mawr Drive is off Holly drive.
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LA Times article on 11/15/1925 tell that "the street lights in Bryn Mawr will light up tonight for the first time". The development was owned by George Newberger and developed by R.W. Neiswendler. The article brags of home lots with views of Catalina, Long Beach and Venice, and Hollywood at night like a "twinkling like a sea of stars" and by day a "beautiful garden".

LA Times article in 1891 describes "Bryn Mawr" as a new style of architecture in homes that uses natural materials like wood, brink and stone("no disgusting paint or plaster"), and features turrets, shingles, colored roofs,and red brick chimneys. Maybe the tract was named thusly?? The article states that " Los Angeles is far ahead of San Fransisco in the individuality of it's architecture."



I believe the original post that may have mentioned Bryn Mawr has disappeared from NLA.



April 2, 1924 - Hollywood.
http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...id/4234/rec/26







http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...id/4234/rec/26



Looking for information on this cloistered group of eight Hollywood bungalows. Or is it two Barns or Cape Cod style structures and six bungalows?







Palmer Photoplay, 6362 Hollywood.

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Like, oops

Here's my question:
Exactly how fast do you have to be driving in order to jump the freeway divider?

This is the 5 Freeway (Santa Ana) near the Atlantic Blvd exit, right near what is now the Citadel Outlet Mall.


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And that lady is still holding on to her cigarette between her fingers there inspecting her? car there. (hand on car) Oh the style of the time and cigarette smoke stench that I don't miss at all!
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And that lady is still holding on to her cigarette between her fingers there inspecting her? car there. (hand on car) Oh the style of the time and cigarette smoke stench that I don't miss at all!
I feel sorry for her. She looks quite worried. Maybe it is her boyfriend's car. I used to have a car similar to that one. It was a V8 Fairlane 500. I loved that car.
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There is only vague information for this photograph from http://www.lapl.org/





http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=74224

After a little research: The photo is of 5152 La Vista Court looking west toward Clune Studios (now Raleigh Studios)
on Van Ness Avenue just south of Melrose.

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Clune Studios, a little history.


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1914 Fiction Players company built the first studios on this spot where they fabricated nondescript films.

1915 Fiction Players purchased by Famous Players, the New York-based film company helmed by Adolph Zukor. Zukor made the studios his western headquarters, dispatching to the studio Mary Pickford who was already in Los Angeles to star in “A Girl from Yesterday.” In making this aviation picture, airplanes landed in a field at Bronson and Melrose.

1915 The sinking of the Lusitania, taking with it Charles Froman, a major theatrical backer as well as a backer of Famous Players. At this point, Zukor returned all production from the West Coast to New York.

Clune Studio 1916
Enter William H. Clune, owner of theaters and Philharmonic Auditorium downtown. Clune purchased the studio, renaming it as Clune Studio. On that site Clune produced the second “Ramona” filmed in 1915.

1917 War in in Europe. Clune starts to lease to Paralta, independent producers creating movies related to WWI. Other production companies doing serials there.

1919 After the war, Doug Fairbanks formed United Artists, he moved in and took it over as Douglas Fairbanks studio, there shooting The Three Musketeers and the Mark of Zorro among others.

1922 Fairbanks asks Clune to purchase studio; Clune refuses, Fairbanks departs amicably with Mary Pickford, together purchasing studio at LaBrea and Santa Monica, which became Pickford-Fairbanks Studios.

1925 Tec Art, from New York shows up and makes deal to build enclosed stages and operate for Mr. Clune.

1926 Sound revolution has begun, by 1927, after The Jazz Singer, Tec Art decides to build sound stages and outfit entire studio for sound, to the delight of Clune.The first tenant to build a sound department, maintaining and sound theater, sound equipment was Roy Disney. Disney studio was in East Hollywood but brought one of their inking units to Clune Studio. Early Mickey Mouse movies inked there.

1927 Tec Art brings in Inspiration Pictures and builds them an administration bulding on Clinton street on the south side of the studio. A Spanish-style building was built with the reverse side a hacienda set, the other side of the office building used in the second Ramona (they just found this film).

1929 Clune dies at 58. His family makes a deal with USC, who administrator the Clune Memorial Trust all the way until 1979 when it was sold to Raleigh Enterprises. http://artsmeme.com/2014/04/23/photo...leigh-studios/




Available on Blueray and Beta?


1915 - Clune Studios, shooting "Ramona."
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...C43D8XCFFV.jpg



1916 - Ramona, Get your tickets early!

http://www.anndvorak.com/cms/wp-cont.../02/ramona.jpg


1916 - Clune
http://artsmeme.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04
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Another Iowa picnic?





1918 - Clune co. (Unclear that Clune is in this photo. Possibly at far left? Is that a left fist or a shrunken head? )
http://artsmeme.com/wp-content/uploa...units-1918.jpg

Clune in 1930
http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/utils/...art&DMROTATE=0


1927 Tec Art/ Clune
https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.n...48c83056d539d1 http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=24154




1915 - J. Clune residence 1424 W. 8th Street

1930 - J.Walter Clune

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/co...id/30144/rec/1





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Very interesting history of Clune Studios BRR.


I'm hoping someone can dig up a larger scan of this 1922 map. (I don't believe we've seen it before on NLA)


http://metroprimaryresources.info/19...or-relief/281/

"Grade Crossing Elimination and Union Depot Plan" 1922
Is that two side-by-side roundhouses east of the L.A. River? (I can only read a few of the captions)

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Heavy March rains and a sink-hole, 1938.



ebay

So what is the building with the dome? I'm trying to locate this spot on GSV.

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A couple of racially insensitive ads.


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inside of matchbook









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Hand-painted photograph showing a flapper-type girl posing on a car bumper in the Santa Monica Mountains, 1920s


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Heavy March rains and a sink-hole, 1938.



ebay

So what is the building with the dome? I'm trying to locate this spot on GSV.
The domed building is King's Tropical Inn. GW posted the picture below - the full post, containing other pictures of King's Tropical Inn, can be found here.

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Other posts about King's Tropical Inn:

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Farewell to Little Tokyo 3/28/42.



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According to the 1942 CD, Mr and Mrs Katsujiro Iseri lived at 3504 Folsom Street. The property websites say the current house at that address was built in 1912. The Iseri's drug store was at 305 E 1st Street. Most of the buildings on that side of the block look like they've been there a while - could this be the Iseris' drug store?


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Hollywood Roosevelt Plaza Hotels, 1941

The front of this building says "Hollywood Roosevelt Plaza Hotels" and yet it's clearly not part of the Roosevelt Hotel on Hollywood Blvd.

A streetcar is running past it, but it might be Hollywood Blvd, but has anybody seen this before?

The notation on this puts this at Highland and Cahuenga, which I guess is approximately outside the entrance to the Hollywood Bowl...?





For those of you interested in Hollywood history, apparently costume designed Irene Lentz (more commonly known simply as Irene) had a shop in this complex for a while.
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Clune Studios, a little history.








Available on Blueray and Beta?


1915 - Clune Studios, shooting "Ramona."
http://catalog.library.ca.gov/exlibr...C43D8XCFFV.jpg


BifRayRock, this is one of the most fascinating and relevatory posts I've read here, and I've read everything. I'd known Clune was a producer for a time, but I had NO IDEA he'd been so involved in elemental Hollywood history.

Thanks sincerely for your marvelous post.
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More of the French Village at approximately 2400 N. Highland.



Before the Hollywood Freeway another fascinating interchange.



~1938 , Southern portion of Cahuenga Pass in foreground and crossing to the left. Highland Ave to the right. Hollywood Bowl is around the bend to the right.

http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...d/4162/rec/399







http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si...d/4162/rec/399






Were the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and Plaza Hotel (1637 N Vine) or Park Plaza Hotel affiliated sister hotels?


1637 N Vine, former home of the "It Cafe." Currently a hostel

http://losangeles.hotspotphotos.com/...rdnerHome1.jpg

http://s.lnimg.com/photo/poster_768/...493b9559ed.jpg

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April, 1953 - Hollywood Freeway Construction.
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics43/00041094.jpg



August, 1953 - Hollywood Freeway Construction
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics43/00041140.jpg




MartinTurnbull Knew I'd seen the Roosevelt Plaza Hotel in a recent post! sorry I cant quite work out how to do that post quoting thing without showing the whole of it
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BifRayRock, this is one of the most fascinating and relevatory posts I've read here, and I've read everything. I'd known Clune was a producer for a time, but I had NO IDEA he'd been so involved in elemental Hollywood history.






With such large signage, it is doubtful that entrepreneur, William "Billy" Clune, wished to go unnoticed.



From the Historic LA Theaters' site:
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"Clune's electrical display on this theatre was a real achievement. The theater had entrances on both streets and over both entrances were built gorgeous electric signs that cost many thousand dollars. The interior of this theater, I have been told, would be hard to improve upon even today. It was most beautifully appointed and unusually comfortable, with wide, luxurious seats.

This theater made W.H. Clune famous from coast to coast and was a a continued success and a veritable gold mine for four years, when the lease expired and the building was razed to make room for the present twelve-story Rosslyn Hotel." https://sites.google.com/site/downto...theatres/clune
Clune's post card
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-VTjKlIBmV2...1171073196.jpg


1912 - Clune's

http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/single...id/12288/rec/1



Yes a repost of this wonderful image.
http://www.photographium.com/sites/d...rnia._1910.jpg http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...postcount=8776





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On the subject of larger than large personalities and signage, it may be worth remembering another proponent of electric light, Tally's. Also an excuse to repost the large image at the bottom with a fleeting glimpse of Tally's.



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The Tallys at 833 South Broadway:





Electrified ad astra at some point later:




She may be best remembered here -- don't get me wrong, with good reason, to the legion who discover her through Lloyd's work. Note how the building to her north in the original image is replaced by a kind of pitch-roofed Norman deal not too long after.





(Now, let's be quite effing clear right off the bat, lads. We're not speaking of Tally's New Broadway. She of 544. No.)


That's a whole 'nother discussion into which we'll get into soon I'm certain, or at least I hope...

photo credits http://jpg2.lapl.org/theater2/00015469.jpg http://jpg2.lapl.org/theater2/00015464.jpg http://jpg2.lapl.org/theater2/00015466.jpg http://www.doctormacro.com/Images/Ll...Last%29_01.jpg http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/...and=calisphere

Tally's is at the far left in this impressive image.



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A view of Eight street, circa 1920, that may not have been posted here before:
http://www.photographium.com/8th-str...alifornia-1920


As a not-so-subtle reminder, there really is a lot of great reference material in this thread. http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...postcount=2878

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Mandela near 7th & Olive (now Soi 7) - 1937 vs Now:





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I'm hoping someone can dig up a larger scan of this 1922 map. (I don't believe we've seen it before on NLA)


http://metroprimaryresources.info/19...or-relief/281/

"Grade Crossing Elimination and Union Depot Plan" 1922
Is that two side-by-side roundhouses east of the L.A. River? (I can only read a few of the captions)
While looking for a larger version of e_r's map, I came across a huge circa 1920 report titled 'Railroad Grade Crossing Elimination and Passenger and Freight Terminals
in Los Angeles' - you can find it on archive.org. The full report is around 600 pages long, and it's packed with information, statistics, photos and diagrams. I've
picked out a selection of photos and diagrams for this post, although I may revisit the report at a later date. I'm sure other members will be able to pull completely
different information and images from the same document.

Despite searching the report a couple of times, I can't see the map above. The one below is the nearest I could find.
NB. I've kept most of the following images fairly large to try and preserve the legibility of the captions. Some of them have had their levels tweaked for clarity.


archive.org

It may be hard to see on the map above, but one of the proposed locations for Union Station was west of Alameda Street, directly on top of the Plaza. The detail below
shows the old Plaza location under the platforms, while a New Plaza would be built to the south. The southwest corner of the New Plaza would have extended nearly to
the future site of the new City Hall. Macy Street would be elevated over the tracks and join up to the Broadway tunnel. It looks like Olvera Street, Pico House and the
Brunswig building were due to be obliterated instead of Chinatown.


archive.org

Here's an artist's impression of how the new station and plaza would look.


archive.org

Another idea had the new station roughly where it was eventually built, although with the platforms running parallel to Aliso Street. The terminal building seems to bisect
Alameda Street, and the Plaza also gets a redesign.


archive.org

Yet another scheme involved building the new terminal at the Arcade Depot site, and included a radial design for the New Plaza.


archive.org

Have we seen this station before? Its caption says it was the first Los Angeles railroad station, located at Commercial and Alameda Streets.


archive.org

This station has definitely appeared before - BifRayRock posted an aerial view of Salt Lake Station in post #7837, and noted that it was "awfully
close to the LA River"
. In fact it was on the east bank of the LA River, directly south of First Street. I think the station was being demolished in
BifRayRock's picture, because the roof details have all gone. You can see a streetcar heading for the station in post #14469 by Chuckaluck.


archive.org
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