Early L.A. and Hollywood

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  1. LaserT

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    Los Angeles in 1862
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    Los Angeles early 1905
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    Hollywood early 1900's
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    Sunset Blvd 1905
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    Sunset Blvd and Crescent 1911. Right around where Artie fell asleep drunk and high about 80 years later on his way to MadTV.
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    Nestor Studios. Hollywood's first movie studio 1912.
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    Hollywood sign as it was in the early 1920's. Hollywoodland
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    1920's land where Univeral Studios sits today.
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    Disneyland aerial view 1955

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    Now add a couple of scumbag Mexicans. Chinks and rag heads and you have Nuevo la.
     
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    vintage....
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    Check out all of the orange orchards surrounding Disneyland.

    That was all farmland and at the time, it was the middle of nowhere.

    You can see the 5 freeway in the upper right hand corner and, the offramp to Beach Blvd. isn't even built yet.

    Great stuff as always LT.
     
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    I love the HollywoodLand story, it's also one of my favorite hikes I do pretty much anytime I'm in LA....

    The sign was first erected in 1923 and originally read "HOLLYWOODLAND". Its purpose was to advertise the name of a new housing development in the hills above the Hollywood district of Chinatown. and advertised it as a "superb environment without excessive cost on the Hollywood side of the hills".[4]

    They contracted the Crescent Sign Company to erect thirteen letters on the hillside, each facing south. The sign company owner, Thomas Fisk Goff (1890–1984), designed the sign. Each letter of the sign was 30 feet (9.1 m) wide and 50 feet (15 m) high, and the whole sign was studded with some 4,000 light bulbs. The sign would flash in segments; "HOLLY," "WOOD," and "LAND" would light up individually, before lighting up entirely. Below the Hollywoodland sign was a searchlight to attract more attention. The poles that supported the sign were hauled to the site by mules. Cost of the project was $21,000 (about $300,000 in 2014 dollars).[5]

    Over the course of more than half a century, the sign, designed to stand for only 18 months, sustained extensive damage and deterioration.

    During the early 1940s, Albert Kothe (the sign's official caretaker) caused an accident that destroyed the letter H,[7] as seen in many historical pictures. Kothe, driving while inebriated, was nearing the top of Mount Lee when he lost control of his vehicle and drove off the cliff behind the H. While Kothe was not injured, the 1928 Ford Model A was destroyed, as was the letter.

    In 1949 the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce began a contract with the City of Los Angeles Parks Department to repair and rebuild the sign. The contract stipulated that "LAND" be removed to spell "Hollywood" and reflect the district, not the "Hollywoodland" housing development.[8] The Parks Department dictated that all subsequent illumination would be at the Chamber's expense, so the Chamber opted not to replace the lightbulbs. The 1949 effort gave it new life, but the sign's unprotected wood and sheet metal structure continued to deteriorate. By the 1970s, the first O had splintered and broken, resembling a lowercase u, and the third O had fallen down completely, leaving the severely dilapidated sign reading "HuLLYWO D".
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    FYI it looks a little different these days...


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    Still the best place to live on earth.
     
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    [​IMG] Used to see this kind of shit driving on I5 near East LA all the time.
     
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    They ust put a gate up and you can't drive up to the horse corral anymore.

    You can walk through the gate but, the parking at the top of the hill is horrible.
     
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    And yet I look at the weather there every single day and wonder in amazement why I don't live on the west coast....
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    When was this???
     
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    Freeways, freeloaders and foreign invaders.
     
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    Once every tourist decided they'd go up there to fuck, do drugs, and get injured and require medical assistance.
     
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    Well, I still love being there.....Maybe it's where or who I hang with??:dontknow:
     
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    No seriously, how long ago? I feel like I was just there, ok not just, June...
     
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    Where do you hang? The beach cities are nice, but when you go inland not so much.
     
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    Tourists tend to not get it because it's spread out and there are dozens of awesome microcommunities not near the shitholes of Hollywood, Venice, and downtown la.
     
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    There was a la times article about it recently. It's always been officially off limits, but 3 or 4 months ago they started putting up better barriers.
     
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    Usually stay in Santa Monica, and have most of my friends in West Hollywood, and Los Feliz...
     
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    Just recently.

    Maybe within the last month or so.