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Old Posted Mar 3, 2016, 7:47 PM
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You're My Everything may be in Technicolor, but we're back to black & white images from Julius Shulman. There was a link to this photoset of the Baldwin Hills Theatre posted by srk1941 (aka Steven Keylon) in post #31988, but I don't think we've ever seen the pictures on NLA. The description says that it was "Also known as Baldwin Village Theater." This is "Job 548: Lewis Eugene Wilson, Baldwin Hills Theater (Los Angeles, Calif.), 1949, 1950"



Here's a daytime shot taken on a different date.



Underneath the arches.



And finally, the auditorium.



All from Getty Research Institute

The theater was at 3741 S La Brea Avenue. A site called Los Angeles Movie Palaces has these pictures and more, plus a load of extra information and links. In the "Status" section it says:
"Closed as a theatre in 1994. A year later the Magic Johnson multiplex opened nearby. The auditorium remains, converted to office space. The front has been demolished and replaced by a branch bank."
Here's a recent picture showing the extant auditorium and Chase Bank which replaced the entrance. It would be interesting to see pictures of the office space.


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Old Posted Mar 3, 2016, 8:55 PM
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Hoss, we're kinda' traveling on the same wavelength.

I happened across this huge building on S. Vermont Ave. yesterday while snooping around in the google-mobile.


Here was my first glimpse of the building.


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When I saw the old 'SouthSide' sign I thought this might have been a bowling alley.


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After several google attempts I found out it used to be a 1,466 seat movie theater. (all 1,466 seats on a single level!)


http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/2362



With it's Quonset shape, it's quite similar to Hoss's Baldwin Theater.


http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/2362

Also like the Baldwin Theater....it was operated Franchon & Marco.




Today it's a church.


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Southside Christian Palace Miracle Center
11243 S. Vermont Avenue
http://christianpalace.org/about-us

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Old Posted Mar 3, 2016, 10:02 PM
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Can't pinpoint the location, but it appears to be facing south towards Glendale Blvd. and Riverside Drive.

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I just happened across the following two slides earlier today.

They're both dated 1953, and the seller says they show a LARy "rail laying car".


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Orig-Kodachr...8AAOSwUuFWz63M

It would be fun to figure out the location but I don't believe there are enough clues.

Here's the second one folks.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Orig-Kodachr...kAAOSwx-9Wz67g

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Old Posted Mar 3, 2016, 10:26 PM
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I'll have to check out that area GatoVerde.

Thanks for the suggestion.
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I believe we've overlooked this photograph because USC has the most generic title and description, it would never show up in any searches.

"Birdseye View of A Unidentified Street"


http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si.../id/4318/rec/1


But I recognized the sign of the establishment from a post back in 2011.
This is the back of 'The Berries Chop House' on Cahuenga Boulevard.

Obviously USC didn't take the time to use their own zoom feature, because if they had they would have been able to read the darn sign (see below)

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note the smaller sign on the roof. ('Fountain Sandwiches')




A closer look at the parking lot reveals decorative 'lanterns' on poles.

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http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si.../id/4318/rec/1





And off to the south there's a lady and small child waiting on a bench for the interurban!!

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http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/si.../id/4318/rec/1

I was surprised to see 'Ford' on the back of that sign. If I'm not mistaken, the front of the sign advertises the Hollywood Bowl.







Here's my earlier post from five years ago.

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Cahuenga Boulevard in 1938 with 'The Berries' restaurant/cafe.
The sign says "open all night" and "cocktails". I would love to find out more about this chop house.
Can you imagine the stories the waitresses at "The Berries" could tell.


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Now that USC has the zoom feature I'll enlarge the sign just for fun.

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What I earlier thought might be an out-of-focus building down the street, is actually one of those parking lot 'lanterns'.

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My kingdom for a glimpse inside The Berries. NoirCityDame, can you work your magic?

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My kingdom for a glimpse inside The Berries. NoirCityDame, can you work your magic?

And to think, in 1938, just up ahead, around that curve, Monkey Island beckons.
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Baldwin Hills Theatre
[...] Here's a daytime shot taken on a different date.

I recalled, from a previous post, #24804, that AFRICA SCREAMS was filmed at the Mansoor Studios later to be known as Metromedia. Sunset and Van Ness. The film was released, May 27, 1949.

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Nassour Studios

Edward Nassour

Edward writes: Over 100 independent films were shot there while under my family's ownership, with "Africa Screams," "Mrs. Mike" and "For Men Only" being produced by my dad under the Nassour Studios banner.

The big stage (4) had removable panels that hid a water tank. It was used to film the jungle river scenes in "Africa Screams."
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My kingdom for a glimpse inside The Berries. NoirCityDame, can you work your magic?
Unfortunately, I've got nothing. It must not have been the scene of any gangland shootings, or raided for liquor or gambling violations.

Those lanterns seem to belong to an earlier era. Could this have been the Ye Cahuenga Taverne in 1925, 3193 Cahuenga, run by Mrs. Gertrude Von Hentachel "formerly of the Zulu Hut"?

lat may-apr 1925

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California Highways & Public Works

Looking at the Harbor Freeway construction photos and all made me think of another research source that NLAers might like - the California Highways & Public Works magazine. It was put out by the California Division of Highways (now Caltrans) 1924 to 1967 as a promotional journal to document roadbuilding progress but now is a source for articles and photos of historical interest. It covers the whole state but LA area got a lot of coverage, especially with the freeways.

There's an index to the years 1937 to 1967 in PDF , searchable by keyword here

And a seperate index for the photographs that go with the articles here

Even without the magazines, the index is handy for showing about when certain bridges or freeways segments were started or dedicated. But all the issues have been put online in PDF format.

This site has them organized so you can flip through them and save pages as images. They aren't Shulman-quality, but most have been little seen if at all. They're from the collection of the Dept. of Transporation and haven't been digitized.

The direct links are here.


Cahuenga Pass on the Jul-Aug 1948 cover

Hollywood Freeway, from May-Jun 1949:

From May-Jun 1949: The north end of Fort Moore Hill. Barricade erected by contractor along Spring St detour to catch falling rock and dirt. Right center shows resident engineer’s office, etc. and county parking yard.


From May-Jun 1949: before: looking westerly from roof of the Federal Building…along Hollywood Freeway location before start of grading construction. In foreground right is Fort Moore Hill with Broadway Tunnel portal showing in center foreground; just to the center right is the old Los Angeles High School… still further to the right are the LA city Board of Education buildings with foundation showing where 60 ft of one of the buildings had already been removed.

On the left, it’s the back of the Hall of Justice annex (Alhambra apartments)


Also from May-Jun 1949: After: The completed Hollywood Freeway extending from Broadway in foreground to Belmont Ave Bridge in background.



The May-June 1949 issue also featured a bunch of houses moved out of the Hollywood Freeway aka Parkway right of way. 3 of many more:

This bungalow at 1422 Bellevue went to 2486 Silverlake Blvd. The hideous modernization was “quite expensive.”


429 N. Belmont St got moved to 226 N. Westlake and some alterations for a “much more pleasing look.”


5107 Edmund St. went to the NW corner of 4th St. and Serrano. “It has been changed to as to be hardly recognizable.”

May-June 1948 featured the Crenshaw area Hoss C recently posted about:




The September-Oct 1961 issue has a long article on LA and a color cover

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Great find, NCD--


Couldn't help but wonder if any of the moved houses still stood... Two out of three ain't bad:


GSV Aug 2015
226 N Westlake (formerly 429 N Belmont)


GSV March 2015
2486 Silverlake Blvd (formerly 1422 Bellevue)
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below: Cahuenga Boulevard in 1938 with 'The Berries' restaurant/cafe.
The sign says "open all night" and "cocktails". I would love to find out more about this chop house.
Can you imagine the stories the waitresses at "The Berries" could tell.
Married men traversing the pass in the wee hours of the morning with lipstick smudged shirts.


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And to think, in 1938, just up ahead, around that curve, Monkey Island beckons.
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We need a DeLorean...

I'm afraid I'm not going to be very helpful about finding something to do with your 1938 photo of "The Berries," but I did find this 1937 photo. I'm wondering if it's the same section of Cahuenga, only from the opposite direction. There's an EXAMINER sign which might be in the appropriate place in both photos, though I cannot tell if the road curves up ahead in the 1938 photo.

1937:
Bruce Torrence



1937:
Bruce Torrence



1937:
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1938: Looks similar/the same stretch of road The Berries photo is on. (?)
Bruce Torrence



1940: facing South (at Barham, I'm guessing)
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We've seen the Thomas Jefferson High School at 1319 E 41st Street a couple of times before. GW posted a picture in post #5846 and kanhawk posted another in post #7667. Here we have two Julius Shulman images from 1937. This is "Job 6485: Stiles Oliver Clements, Thomas Jefferson High School (Los Angeles, Calif.),1937".





Both from Getty Research Institute

While the trees are very picturesque, I'd still prefer to be looking at the building!


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See where Cahuenga Blvd. swerves away from Highway 101 . (red arrow above)






below: Here's a closer look.

old file

Does anyone know why Cahuenga Blvd. curves away from the highway at this point/
Was a bridge planned for this spot? If you look in the distance the roadway on the opposite side curves away from the highway because of a bridge. (I think)

I've been trying to figure it.


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Here's another Cahuenga Pass photograph I happened across.


Bill Gabel collection, https://www.facebook.com/groups/244565982234863/

At first glance I thought this was a photographer taking pics of two lovely ladies.
But if you look closer, he's surveying.

I have no idea what that large thing is at far right.........................................................................................................................


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Here's another Cahuenga Pass photograph I happened across.

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At first glance I thought this was a photographer taking pics of two lovely ladies.
But if you look closer, he's surveying.

I have no idea what that large thing is at far right.........................................................................................................................


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Looking south on Spring Street extension, 1931

Very, (very) interesting image looking south on the under-construction extension of Spring Street from Temple Street (in the middle distance) to Sunset Boulevard
(just behind the camera). This will complete the Spring Street realignment which started in 1927 from 1st Street to Temple (to allow for the erection of the new City
Hall, dimly seen here left-center background) and now, in 1931, with this extension through to Sunset Boulevard. The north portal of the Broadway tunnel is just out-
of-frame to the right. The east slope of Fort Moore Hill has been excavated and reshaped (center-right) and Justicia Street, which had traversed the shoulder of Fort
Moore Hill, has been lost. New Hall of Justice is seen background right (followed by a shoulder of the 1888 County Courthouse and the 1910 Hall of Records), new
roadbed has swept away the old City Jail and the old Hall of Justice. Building on the left is one of several Brunswig Drug Company outbuildings. Prudent Beaudry's
house (501 New High Street) had been just beyond this Brunswig building. It has just been torn down.


USC Digital/California Historical Society/C.C. Pierce Collection

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Here are three Julius Shulman photographs of the Los Angeles Times Boys Club from 1950. It's "Job 728: Rowland H. Crawford, Los Angeles Times Boys Club,1950".



This appears to be the reception area in the foreground. The stage in the center suggests that the hall had multiple uses.



And finally, the gym.



All from Getty Research Institute

From www.labgc.org:
"The Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club was founded in 1944 as the Los Angeles Times Boys’ Club by a group of Lincoln Heights community activists. In 1950, The LA Times Charities dedicated the current building, a 33,000 square-foot facility, including a swimming pool, gym, and athletic field."
The club officially included girls in 1990. If you noticed the phrase "the current building" in the paragraph above, it won't surprise you that the building in the Shulman pictures is still standing and being used by the club. You'll find it at 2635 Pasadena Avenue.


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I doubt if the current dark red paint is the original color. In 2007, the building was blue and white.


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Good find Hoss. It's good to see that they're still using the building.
The present color scheme looks the best by far.







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Here is the old council office. These were taking a few weeks before the demoed the place.


Photos by Me C/O R. Arnold and N. Schnable
It's great to see what the building looked like unihikid.

Where did the little statue end up?


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'mystery' location*

I found this interesting photograph of a french restaurant in an old file of mine.


bruce's computer

It looks like the sign say Marcel F. 'something'........................................................................................................................
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*I was going to leave it a 'mystery' location but I couldn't lie. One last google and I located the restaurant.


2113 Whittier Boulevard.


http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/marce..._1VGz-5PnWOFmQ


Marcel & Jeanne's French Cafe opened in 1929.

"The building was a scaled down version of a French-Norman cottage right out of a children's storybook.
A small version of the Eiffel Tower lit the main entrance. The upper walls in the various dining rooms and bars were covered in French countryside murals."

The cafe closed in the early 1980s and stood standing until it was demolished in 2007.


1970s

http://www.yelp.com/biz/marcel-and-j...afe-montebello




http://www.yelp.com/biz/marcel-and-j...afe-montebello






http://www.yelp.com/biz/marcel-and-j...afe-montebello

The building still looked great in the 2000s.....................................................................................................................
I can't believe it wasn't saved.




A little more info:



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De Luxe Transfer Co. 910 So. Figueroa


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It looks like they're transferring a bunch of judges to me.

Does anyone recognize the building in the distance? Could the rooftop sign say' Mildred'?

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