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Old Posted Jun 19, 2010, 3:32 PM
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Old Posted Jun 19, 2010, 4:18 PM
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columbia square

and just down sunset boulevard east of vine street NBC's rival, CBS's Columbia Square design by William Lescaze

Grand opening night 1938


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site under construction 1937



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Sunset Boulevard elevation 1939


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sunset boulevard night time elevation 1939




columbia square cut away image


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columbia square noir


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Old Posted Jun 19, 2010, 4:32 PM
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going back to page 42 and Ciro's

ciro's cigarette girl 1940


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ciro's entry 1940


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just your average southern california suburban couples out for date night at ciro's


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Old Posted Jun 19, 2010, 4:42 PM
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07/2016 I'm surprised so many of the photographs are missing. I'll try to replace them. Sorry for the inconvenience.

For years I've wondered what the interior of the Earl Carroll Theater looked like during it's heyday.
I finally came across these great photos a few weeks ago.



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Below: The stage area.


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Below: A detail of the stage area.



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Below: Another great photo of the bar area.



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Below: The telephone room.



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Old Posted Jun 19, 2010, 5:14 PM
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earl carroll, moulin rouge, hullabaloo, kaleidoscope, aquarius, nickelodeon........

these are the names that venue has been known as,

during the 1960's when it was still known as the moulin rouge, the most depressing television game show ever, queen for a day was filmed here


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when it was the aquarius, the doors recorded their live from the Aquarius here. in 1969 the exterior got a new paint job for the play hair which played here for several years. The exterior painting was done by the dutch outfit known as the fool, the same folks who painted the exterior of the beatles shop in london


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here's a scan from the book Dreams of Laurel Canyon showing the Fool paint job on the sunset boulevard elevation. this is where the wall of fame used to be




from the same book is a scan of the band the turtles by the wall of fame when it was the hullabaloo club, (yes this is the place where they taped the television show hullabaloo)




Earl Carroll noir 1939 looking se across sunset boulevard from NBC


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Man, how I love the architecture of those 1930s studios. Streamline art moderne kicks ass.

Is that Ronald Reagan? I guess in 1940 he would have been in Hollywood. I feel like I am wrong and am going to sound like a huge idiot, but that is who the dude second to left looks like to me anyways. I'm not versed in ancient hollywood celebrity history like some people.
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Man, how I love the architecture of those 1930s studios. Streamline art moderne kicks ass.

Is that Ronald Reagan? I guess in 1940 he would have been in Hollywood. I feel like I am wrong and am going to sound like a huge idiot, but that is who the dude second to left looks like to me anyways. I'm not versed in ancient hollywood celebrity history like some people.
you're correct, that is nancy davis and ronald reagan before they were married, out on a double date with mr. and mrs. dean martin circa 1952

note the smoke nancy is holding................just say no.................................
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a couple of interior lobby photos of the edison building, (one bunker hill)


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ceiling detail


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Mansion on right

What about the mansion on the right? It is seen here and in another older view from Poundcake Hill. Was it also on Hill Place? What family built it?
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what is the history of the house on the right in this photograph?
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Wow. The George Mann photo below "Second Street and South Grand".
Isn't that the Frontenac north of the Hotel Melrose? If so, that would be where my greatgrandfather Daniel Webster McMillan lived in 1918.

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Apparantely they newly found, previously unpublished photos by George Mann. Absolutely stunning.

More can be found here:http://www.onbunkerhill.org/georgemann



Angels Flight from Third and Hill:


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Second Street and South Grand:


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Fourth Street and Bunker Hill Avenue:


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The Rossmere at First and Hope:


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Oops. Think not. Going back to previous posts, the Frontenac would be just to the right (south) of 2nd street. The Melrose was across from what is now Disney Hall. Am I getting this right?

Thanks for all of the wonderful images everyone. This is my weekend activity now.
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From the Pyrenees to Hollywood

Militant Angeleno
131 S. Boyle Avenue


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I seem to keep running into actress Sharon Gless. While I knew she was a native Angeleno, with forebears figuring in the history of L.A.--there is a Gless Street on the east side of the river--I wasn't aware of just how illustrious her extended family was in terms of that history. She grew up on Muirfield Road in Hancock Park (in the house her mother, daughter of entertainment lawyer Neil McCarthy, grew up in); nearby in Windsor Square and frequently mentioned in architecture guides is another Gless house, this one designed by Arthur Heineman and built by her great grandmother at 627 S Ardmore before being moved to the southwest corner of Plymouth and 6th in the '30s, where it still stands. (I can find no vintage image of it to post.) Researching the origins of this house led me to Boyle Heights and the discovery of Los Angeles's newest Cultural-Heritage Landmark: yet another Gless house, this one at 131 S. Boyle Avenue, seen at top.


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Simon and Juanita Amestoy Gless--their wedding photograph.

Simon Francois Gless, Sharon's great grandfather, built the Boyle Heights house soon after inheriting the property from his uncle, Gaston Oxarart, who died in 1886. Gless farmed the land for a while; the family retained the property until 1916, when it became part of the Hebrew Shelter Home and Asylum. Included in the legacy from Uncle Gaston was a bonus--the Rancho Los Encinos, which Uncle Gaston had acquired from Eugene Garnier (of the Garnier Block at the Plaza), who had gone bankrupt. Gless married Juanita Amestoy in 1889, and, preferring the Heights of Boyle, sold the ranch to his father-in-law, Domingo Amestoy...later, of course, the ranch became that jewel of the San Fernando Valley, Encino. Anyway, it seems that after Simon died in 1903, Juanita tired of Boyle Heights and commissioned Arthur Heineman to build 627 S Ardmore. She later sold it to department-store magnate John G. Bullock, who a few years later moved it to Windsor Square next door to one he'd just moved from 3200 Wilshire Boulevard (check it out here). By all accounts the Glesses and Amestoys were close, but if one is in a noirish frame of mind while reading the history of the Valley--so fraught with Chandler/Mulholland/Chinatown intrigue--it's hard to shake the idea that the Amestoys might have had ulterior motives in allowing Juanita to marry Simon. Were they after the Encino property all along? It was conveyed to them within months of Juanita and Simon's marriage, and Simon declared bankruptcy about 10 years later. In any case--even if indirectly--he left Juanita enough money to build an architecturally significant house even if she only lived in it a few years.

Interestingly, the Glesses, the Oxararts, and the Amestoys were apparently all French Basques who emigrated first to Argentina, and then, so the story goes, all arrived in Southern California on the same ship.

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some Dick Whittington aerials over the years

the gold standard for los angeles aerial photography over the years is Dick Whittington Studios.

here are some aerials that focus on the west side of bunker hill generally centered on an area between sunset boulevard to the north, figueroa to the west, 2nd street to the south, and grand avenue to the east.

these aerials were taken between 1946 and 1971.

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looking east 1946




looking east 1959




looking north/east 1952





looking north/east 1962




looking north/east 1963




looking north/east 1964




looking north/east 1971




this last aerial is a long range shot looking east towards downtown from the wilshire business district. it was taken in 1970

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gsjansen--Great pictures. Somewhere in at least one of those Whittington shots might be the Oliver house. Do you think we'll ever find out more about it?

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gsjansen--Great pictures. Somewhere in at least one of those Whittington shots might be the Oliver house. Do you think we'll ever find out more about it?
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gsjansen--Great pictures. Somewhere in at least one of those Whittington shots might be the Oliver house. Do you think we'll ever find out more about it?
i haven't as of yet been been able to find out anymore about the Oliver residence........but Beaudry might have something to share.

here is his last paragraph in his 6/15/10 "144 S. Grand Revealed" post over at onbunkerhill.org


(Speaking of modern structures on the Hill, remind me sometime to tell y'all about 353 South Hope. The Stuart K. Oliver residence was built on the site of the Hildreth mansion's adjacent carriage house ca. 1952, and Oliver didn't want to sell or move. Stalled the CRA for years. The house was demolished around 1969.)


ok beaudry, consider this sometime and now's i'm remindin' ya! do tell....do tell!


the house is visible in all except the 1971 north/east aerial views above, (most notably the 1964 image)

here is the link to my original posting about the Stuart K. Oliver House

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1314

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The original Perino's was at 3927 Wilshire, beginning in '32. I really like how the sort of French Norman thing meets the sort of Streamline Moderne thing. That should happen more often.


The architectural firm of Morgan, Walls & Clements who designed the building above apparently agreed with you

Mullen & Bluett stor , located at 3639 Wilshire at Harvard


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Columbia clothing shop at 6332 Hollywood Blvd. near Vine


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of course they also dabbled in quite a bit of diverse cultural inspired design themes throughout los angeles...........................

such as;

farmers and merchants bank 4th and main


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Bullard building at spring and court, (or is it franklin?)


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Hotel Nadeau 1st and spring


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Ralphs hollywood 5711 Hollywood Boulevard


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The Dominguez Wilshire Building located in the Miracle Mile


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Samson tire and rubber company located at at 5675 Telegraph Road, City of Commerce, (it's now the Citadel outlets)


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The Pellissier Building at wilshire and western


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The Leimert Theatre, located at 3341 W. 43rd Place


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oh yeah....................and this building as well


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...Interestingly, the Glesses, the Oxararts, and the Amestoys were apparently all French Basques who emigrated first to Argentina, and then, so the story goes, all arrived in Southern California on the same ship. And people here in NY ask why I love Los Angeles....
Very interesting history. I wouldn't have guessed that Gless was a Basque name.

The Basques actually have a long history in Calfornia, even many of the French settlers were actually ethnic Basques.

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Great pictures and posts yet again! I haven't really been going into this thread for the past week or so because I've been busy with family visiting from Hawaii. Now I can give it more than just a quick glance.
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