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Car accident 11th and Hill 1951


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Why's he still sitting in the car? He isn't going anywhere....

Truck overturned on car (Silverlake and London Streets),1951

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Doesn't that seem like an odd place to have parking meters?

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Dr. Joseph Gaynor, 58, suicide by slit wrist, lying on bathroom floor in luxury apartment at 1416 Havenhurst Dr. West Hollywood 1952


Dr. Gaynor in happier times


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Bad heiress

Spreckels Sugar heiress Mary Lavinia Spreckels arrested for drunk driving August 1952


Two months later, she goes to court

Look how innocent and wholesome she is

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Interesting......

Narcotics death (at rear of service station, 3822 E. Olympic Boulevard), 29 June 1952. Officer A.W. Frank; Eddie M. Gonzalez -- 22 years (1021 Murietta Street), victim; Officers discovered 50 capsules of narcotics on his person.


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Below: A black and white version of the original Raymond Hotel in South Pasadena.


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thanks for all the information on the raymond E_R, F3, and scott!

is it just me, or does this old elephant of a joint give anyone else the willie's? it kinda reminds me of this creepy hostelry






anyway...........some more photographs of the raymond hotel station

1924


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an undated photograph of art students sketching the station. (i'm guessing late 40's or maybe early 50's by the clothes they are wearing)


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Wow, wow, wow! I'm really enjoying the Raymond Hotel/Raymond Hotel Station pics. I've actually seen some of these pics before, being of course that I'm really into my town's history. I live near the site of the old hotel, I guess you can say I live at the base, or end of the southern slope, of what the locals call Raymond Hill (I was never sure if the hill is officially called Raymond Hill) near Garfield Park. Maybe some day I'll take some pictures of Raymond Hill, being that Raymond Hill Road is actually the old driveway of the hotel (what is now used as a bus shelter at the southeast corner of Raymond Hill Rd. and Fair Oaks Ave. was originally built as a waiting station for the PE streetcar stop at the entrance to what was then the driveway to the hotel), and there are even old retaining walls and such that still exist, and I assume some of the palm trees that are there date from the hotel era. The hill itself is now covered with post-WWII-era apartments. A popular restaurant called The Raymond is actually inside the old caretaker's cottage that still exists, but technically it's on the city of Pasadena's side of the city line.


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Goose bumps....

Speaking of the Overlook Hotel. We stayed there one Halloween night many years ago because its haunted and we were stoned um I mean young!

It is creepy


but not as creepy as the guy with the hatchet face and hitler moustache....eek


(I know its not LA, but it is noirish....aaaand creepy)

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Just a postcard I got recently that has a nice color aerial view of the remnant of Court Circle (left foreground). Probably dates to the early '60s.


From my personal collection, photo by Emil Cuhel for Western Publishing & Novelty Co.

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Court Circle completely cut in half! Thanks for posting Scott.
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Court Circle completely cut in half! Thanks for posting Scott.

It continues to amaze me that that area around the 4-level interchange is the same general location as depicted here:


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court circle in 1876 image looking west on temple from figueroa. court circle has been laid out, and is visible on the left


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Isn't this actually Margaret Elliot under an assumed name? Where's her Oscar last seen perched on the dashboard of her Mercury?
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Ruby, Ruby, Ruby....tsk tsk


Sobriety test, woman driver in traffic death of pedestrian, 29 February 1952. Ruby M. Reed -- 39 years (of 951 Upland Street, San Pedro, taking sobriety test by desk Sergeant at Long Beach Police Station after her car assertedly struck and killed woman pedestrian at Junipero Avenue and East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach. She failed test and was booked on felony drunk driving and manslaughter)

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Exactly how old is Jack Nicholson (man down in front)?
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but not as creepy as the guy with the hatchet face and hitler moustache....eek


(I know its not LA, but it is noirish....aaaand creepy)

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I love how her high-powered lawyer (Jerry Giesler?) transformed her from tramp to Spring Byington for court.
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Spreckels Sugar heiress Mary Lavinia Spreckels arrested for drunk driving August 1952


Two months later, she goes to court

Look how innocent and wholesome she is

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I've been away--trying to catch up--amazing new posts guys.
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I'm glad you're back GaylordWilshire! I was getting worried



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Rare color slides that were for sale on ebay. (sorry about the green 'watermark')





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Just a postcard I got recently that has a nice color aerial view of the remnant of Court Circle (left foreground). Probably dates to the early '60s.
I'm a little stunned at how sparse the traffic appears to be on those crazy freeways! It would be interesting to know what the population of L.A. County was then vs. what it is now.

And those color slides are a treat! I'm tempted to fire up Photoshop to remove the watermarks.
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Love that dancing city hall, e_r. Oh, the girls too. And I never knew that the Pan-Pacific was ever pink. I just assumed it was always its later green color. I've been workin' on my Berkeley Square blog when I have spare time on the computer. The story of #18 will be posted this week--seven more houses after that plus a few other items, to come. And yes, I am shameless enough to provide the links again here:

latest post: http://berkeleysquarelosangeles.blogspot.com/

or, if you want to start from the beginning with "Beginnings":
http://berkeleysquarelosangeles.blog...eginnings.html


Re the pic above: Have we talked about The Los Angeles Book before? A nice old book about the city in 1950 by Lee Shippey and Max Yavno. I got it for next to nothing on ebay, but there sometimes cheap ones at Amazon. (I would not say you should go so far as the $90 Collector's edition...)

http://www.amazon.com/Los-Angeles-Bo...0335788&sr=1-1
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I'm a little stunned at how sparse the traffic appears to be on those crazy freeways! It would be interesting to know what the population of L.A. County was then vs. what it is now.

Downtown traffic has always been a serious problem in L.A. My guess for why there's so few cars in this aerial photo is that it was probably taken on a Sunday. Until the later '60s, almost everyplace was closed on Sundays (especially in the PM hours). Some restaurants and almost all movie theaters were open Sundays, but you couldn't go shopping anywhere. So, generally, after church in the morning, most people stayed at home or went to the movies (which is what we did) or went "Sunday driving." Angelenos nowadays have no conception how dead things were on Sundays prior to the 1970s. There really was almost nothing to do and nowhere to go.

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Perhaps even creepier is the Jack Nicholson look-alike at the bottom of the shot. I thought they photoshopped him in.

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Speaking of the Overlook Hotel. We stayed there one Halloween night many years ago because its haunted and we were stoned um I mean young!

It is creepy


but not as creepy as the guy with the hatchet face and hitler moustache....eek


(I know its not LA, but it is noirish....aaaand creepy)

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The beautiful Bell & Howell building at 716 N. La Brea Ave.


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As it appears today.


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