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Old Posted Oct 3, 2012, 4:06 AM
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5515 Melrose Ave. This was NBC's studio before Radio City at Sunset & Vine--still there. That's RKO to the left; Paramount is down the street to the right.

Sunset and Vine, '40s
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They look very similar. I thought you had the two locations confused (hence this meaningless post).

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I refreshed the older picture of the Maryland Hotel.

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Old Posted Oct 3, 2012, 4:33 AM
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Some photos from the 1920s (and a map from the 1840s) depicting the Sanchez Adobe, now believed by many to be the oldest building in Los Angeles.
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They look very similar. I thought you had the two locations confused (hence this meaningless post).
The source lists the address as "Hollywood" and Vine. The Ice Cream Igloo was listed as being on Pico "Street." Plenty of room for "disclarity."

Some previously posted by gsjansen http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1498 More here:http://www.radiocityhollywood.com/?p=15

1938 Construction Sunset and Vine


1939 Vine Street Studio


1939 Sound Stage


1939 Interior Mural


1940 Hollywood Cahuenga Pass (NBC on VIne)


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1964 Goodbye! Sunset and Vine in Hollywood.
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All motorists approve! (What do pedestrians think?)

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Old Posted Oct 3, 2012, 5:23 AM
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Just to clarify...I meant MY post was meaningless not yours BRR.

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They look very similar. I thought you had the two locations confused (hence this meaningless post).
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Just to clarify...I meant MY post was meaningless not yours BRR.
No misunderstanding. No need to clarify!

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Old Posted Oct 3, 2012, 5:55 AM
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Some photos from the 1920s (and a map from the 1840s) depicting the Sanchez Adobe, now believed by many to be the oldest building in Los Angeles.


Scholarly and very well presented - as always.
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The building at 326 South Spring Street was the location of World Heavyweight Champion Jim Jeffries' Bar.



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below: Jim Jeffries' Gentlemen's Club at 326 Spring Street.


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I've been trying to find this, because I remember reading in a 1930s-era book about L.A. that there was then a plaque or something like that in the sidewalk, commemorating Jeffries. Is there any chance the plaque is still there?
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"Driving" down La Brea on Google Street View, these images fade into each other....
Interesting how La Brea was once littered with auto dealerships. Found a scribbled note that mentioned Lail Old. Just discovered there was an "R.L. Lail Oldsmobile" dealership at 419-421 South La Brea in 1938. http://rescarta.lapl.org:8080/ResCar...il&submit=Find
This most probably predated the pictured "modernized" Chrysler Jeep complex.

LaBrea '68 (Blurry depiction of Fourth and La Brea, where the above dealership and others purveying and repairing modern dinosaurs once flourished.)
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I am still baffled by Don Lee's decision to build a swimming pool atop Mt. Lee. What was the need?
Programs that featured pretty girls in bathing suits, perhaps?


[source: earlytelevision.org]

(It's a little difficult to make out, but the side of the television camera reads "Don Lee.")
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Old Posted Oct 3, 2012, 1:07 PM
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I've been trying to find this, because I remember reading in a 1930s-era book about L.A. that there was then a plaque or something like that in the sidewalk, commemorating Jeffries. Is there any chance the plaque is still there?
Nope- Just the immense R.Reagan California State Bldng hulking on this block-- John Rechy's City Of Night refers obliquely to this old bar as the 1-2-3 club- to protect it's by then transvestite and male hustler denizens - years after Jim Jeffries passed on---
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Looking at the 1923 city directory for any noire like subjects and found the Nick Harris Detectives.
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1939 directory:
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Noire like address:
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A corner view of the exterior of the theater, seen from across the street. Marquee on the left side says: Vitaphone. Samuel Goldyn's "The Hurricane and Missing Witnesses". 1939.
LAPL

LAPL

The Warner Brothers Downtown Theatre, previously the Pantages Theatre, located at 401 W. 7th Street, was designed by architect B. Marcus Priteca in the Greek revival style in 1919, and opened on August 16, 1920.
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Corner view of the Pantages. The marquee is not visible, but entrance to the theater can be seen. c1926.
LAPL

LAPL

A view of the northwest corner of 7th & Hill taken from a quarter of a block away and looking down 7th street. A vertical sign on the building identifies the Pantages, and the marquee reads: "Submarine and Sound of Music second big week - now". Crowds of people are in the crosswalks in front of the theatre and on both sides of Hill.

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Nick Harris Detectives still lives! Seems the agency once changed hands during a poker game.
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Could this be the Globe Department Store?

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Sure has changed. Tower still stands.
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Old Posted Oct 3, 2012, 4:50 PM
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LaBrea '68 (Blurry depiction of Fourth and La Brea, where the above dealership and others purveying and repairing modern dinosaurs once flourished.)
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I was thinking about the AT&T building which is behind the 'Daily Planet'/Mutual of Omaha/Ashahi (Currently Samsung) building on La Brea. The building can be seen in the aerial above as the cube-like structure immediately north of the the Mutual of Omaha building.

It appears to be deco/mid 30's to 40's in its construction and design, and also has many windows so it appears to have been a regular building and not purposely built to hold switching equipment (like it's unfortunate annex built later, likely in the 70's or early 80's)

The post showing the construction of the black deco building next door still shows the area as fairly low-rise and residential, it's hard to tell when the building was built and what it was for. Any one have any information on this gem hidden in plain sight?
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Old Posted Oct 3, 2012, 6:32 PM
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Old Posted Oct 3, 2012, 6:42 PM
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matchbook/ebay



So far we have overlooked this fine understated art deco building here on 'noirish Los Angeles'.
I certainly have never noticed it before. It is just south of Wilshire on the west side of La Brea.



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I would love to go inside.
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Old Posted Oct 3, 2012, 6:54 PM
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ebay

What is this strange contraption? an early version of a hovercraft? (I'm kidding)
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