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Old Posted Jun 22, 2018, 5:20 AM
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That's such a great photograph sopas ej. I don't recall seeing it on nla.

I like how the camera is looking straight down the banister.





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Old Posted Jun 22, 2018, 5:24 AM
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I'll admit that this humorous acronym is probably at least 20 years old, but your post brought it to mind:

Most Applications Crash, If Not, The Operating System Hangs

I guess that computer people have as many of these as car people .
Thanks, HossC! That's hilarious! And, sadly, an uncannily accurate description of what my Mac does.
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Old Posted Jun 22, 2018, 6:26 AM
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1957 Rose Parade

The key to a good parade photograph is to capture a good portion of the buildings along the parade route.

The following two slides do just that....in spades. [c.1957]


EBAY 1957 Rose Parade

I actually when I saw this one.







This 2nd slide is no slouch either.


EBAY 1957 Rose Parade

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The key to a good parade photograph is to capture a good portion of the buildings along the parade route.
1957 Rose Bowl Parade

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Waitaminnit
Folks of Pasadena may be up in arms
It's not the rose bowl parade, simply Rose Parade
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Old Posted Jun 22, 2018, 4:03 PM
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I don't recall seeing the following two photographs of the old Vicente Feliz Adobe in Griffith Park.


"Eva Scott Fenyes was never so happy as when motoring and looking for adobes.”

"Eva Scott Fenyes made a study of an old adobe ranch house in Griffith Park. Her watercolor sketches of the adobe bear November dates
and the photographs December dates, so we might suppose she made two auto trips to the site which was about ten miles from her home
in Pasadena. She sketched the adobe working en plein air, as was her usual process, and “she did not use an easel but sketched on her lap."
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Old Griffith Homestead Griffith Park. L.A. Dec 1914

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Eva Scott Fenyes; watercolored in situ on November 1914.






West facing facade.


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Eva Scott Fenyes; watercolored in situ on November 1914.


You can see the artist's watercolours at the Southwest Museum.



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Has this ever been posted here before?

June, 1919. Looking east from the intersection of 3rd and Hill. Notice it's the Vegetarian Cafeteria on the left, which is seen in other pictures posted here but from across the intersection, looking west towards the 3rd Street Tunnel and Angels Flight.

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Great shot, sopas. (It must have been great for women to get rid of all that baggy clothing and live a little during the '20s. And again
in the '60s when they finally sluffed off the dowdy uptight girdled look of the Miltown '50s....)


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Old Posted Jun 22, 2018, 4:25 PM
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Waitaminnit
Folks of Pasadena may be up in arms
It's not the rose bowl parade, simply Rose Parade
I typed 'Bowl' by accident. -damage repaired.



...speaking of the Rose Bowl Parade.

Let's set the 'Wayback Dial' to 1906.



Pasadena, California - Tournament of Roses - Rose Parade - H.C. White c.1906




stereoview found on ebay quite some time ago.

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I talked with Hal Roach in the 1980s and he said the project was taken over by Stan Laurel. Laurel was only given acting credits, but Roach said it was really a Stan Laurel project. Roach did not like the film, and in his nineties, he still wanted to remake it.
That's cool that you got to talk to him! (Happenstance or any particular reason? I'm being curious...or nosey!)

I recently got a new DVD release of three Roach Films. I've seen two of them so far. Online there's some divergent opinions on TURNABOUT, but I think it's a veritable hoot! (Plus great art deco sets.) It's based on a Thorne Smith novel. Smith also was famous for writing the novels of Topper and I Married a Witch.
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I don't recall seeing the following two photographs of the old Vicente Feliz Adobe in Griffith Park.


Old Griffith Homestead Griffith Park. L.A. Dec 1914

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West facing facade.


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I don't recall seeing them either, e_r. Thanks for posting them!

This photo shows the same side of the Feliz Adobe (where exactly was it?):



Hazard-Dyson Collection, Seeing Sunset, Islandora/UCLA


This photo is titled "Griffith Park House," but it seems to show a different location than the previous image:



Hazard-Dyson Collection, Seeing Sunset, Islandora/UCLA
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This photo shows the same side of the Feliz Adobe (where exactly was it?):

Much altered, it's now addressed 4730 Crystal Springs Drive and serves as the Park Rangers HQ & Vistor Center

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Hey thanks! It's good to know it's still standing.
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Much altered, it's now addressed 4730 Crystal Springs Drive and serves as the Park Rangers HQ & Vistor Center
It looks as though they've just added a bit to the southern side of the building and it blends well with the original construction.
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This photo is titled "Griffith Park House," but it seems to show a different location than the previous image:



Hazard-Dyson Collection, Seeing Sunset, Islandora/UCLA
This is a wonderful photograph FW. I like everything about it. (the fence rows...the plants...the out building (which I think is half shed / half barn)

The addition to the house is somewhat surprising. It looks like a complete little house built for Lilliputians. (either that, or the adobe is much larger than I thought)
-also note the slight 'gothic' overtones on the mini-me house.


detail

Come to think of it...maybe it isn't an addition at all. There might be a few feet of space inbetween the two.
I wonder if any of the early Sanborn maps show two structures in that spot? (I'D LOOK IT UP MYSELF BUT I HAVE DIFFICULTY LOCATING THE CORRECT PAGE)


All this makes me wonder if this really is the Feliz Adobe.
....and it makes me wonder if there were any diminutive people in the Feliz family tree.

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Great shot, sopas. (It must have been great for women to get rid of all that baggy clothing and live a little during the '20s. And again
in the '60s when they finally sluffed off the dowdy uptight girdled look of the Miltown '50s....)


.....and in the current era, women have finally quit wearing nylon stockings except on rare formal occasions.
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Old Posted Jun 23, 2018, 5:59 AM
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I didn't realize there was one of those 'muffler men' in Malibu.

Frostie Freeze, Malibu in the late ‘70s.


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"The 21-foot tall staue was not an unusual sight around southern California at that time.
Originally designed to promote body shops and auto parts stores, the “muffler men” were manufactured
by a company in Venice beginning in the early 1960s."
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hmmm...I also didn't know the muffler men were manufactured in Venice...interesting.



The Frostie Freeze muffler man was given a mustache, sombrero and burrito in 1988.


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22800 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, California.
The business is closed:

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All this makes me wonder if this really is the Feliz Adobe.
....and it makes me wonder if there were any diminutive people in the Feliz family tree.
ER, I don't think that's the Feliz Adobe, it looks all wrong as far as layout and it looks like it's on a hill. The Feliz Adobe is on the eastern side of the park, not that far from the LA River. The hills in the background don't look right either. Actually, just to hazard a guess, I think it may be more on the northern side of the park. The slope of the hill in the back looks a bit like Burbank Peak.
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Great shot, sopas. (It must have been great for women to get rid of all that baggy clothing and live a little during the '20s. And again
in the '60s when they finally sluffed off the dowdy uptight girdled look of the Miltown '50s....)


The 1920s witnessed some of the most rapid changes in U.S. history.

Except for those strange looking cloche hats that looked like helmets, women's clothing by the mid 1920s was essentially modern thanks to Coco Chanel. Hemlines reached a peak by 1928, just above the knee, and started to fall in 1929 about the time of the stock market crash. Hence the "hemline indicator" of market moves. Short hair on women ("bobbed") became common by the early1920s, and the norm by the late 1920s. Longer hair and longer hemlines on women returned in the 1930s, and essentially stayed that way until the late 1950s/early 1960s when they rose again. Hemlines didn't rise substatially above the late 1920s levels until the late 1960s during the mini-skirt era. The 1930s did see one major innovation in women's fashion--slacks. Women wearing pants was somewhat unusual in the '20s, but common by the mid '30s in leisure wear (but still uncommon in business attire). Pantsuits for women in a business setting didn't become common until the 1970s.

Men's clothing was also modern, except for detachable and starched collars still in vogue in business attire until the late 1920s. After 1927, men's collars became essentially modern and were usually sold as part of the shirt instead of being sold as detached from the shirt. Hats on men didn't begin to disappear until the 1960s, when JFK stopped wearing them.

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I didn't realize there was one of those 'muffler men' in Malibu.

Frostie Freeze, Malibu in the late ‘70s.


malibu/pac palisades

"The 21-foot tall staue was not an unusual sight around southern California at that time.
Originally designed to promote body shops and auto parts stores, the “muffler men” were manufactured
by a company in Venice beginning in the early 1960s."
JULIE ROSEN VOLLMER

hmmm...I also didn't know the muffler men were manufactured in Venice...interesting.

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This is a wonderful photograph FW. I like everything about it. (the fence rows...the plants...the out building (which I think is half shed / half barn)



detail

Come to think of it...maybe it isn't an addition at all. There might be a few feet of space inbetween the two.
I wonder if any of the early Sanborn maps show two structures in that spot? (I'D LOOK IT UP MYSELF BUT I HAVE DIFFICULTY LOCATING THE CORRECT PAGE)
I'm glad you like the photo, e_r!

However, I could not find the buildings shown in the photo on the Sanborn or any other map.
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39 Vintage Color Photos of Los Angeles During the 1940's
About two weeks ago, someone posted this youtube video.

I didn't recall a few of the photos, however all of them may have been posted on NLA before,
but it was nice to view a slide show of them together. Personally, I didn't care for the musical
accompaniment to the video, but one can mute it if desired.

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