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EBAY: Hody's Coffee Shop in Hollywood...

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Postby luke_trash » Sat Apr 30, 2005 6:02 pm

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Postby SDR » Sun May 01, 2005 4:02 pm

Bender built in '42; knows '50s Detroit iron. Billboard: '57 Olds

Street: red and white '56 Buick; blue '55 or '56 Olds; white '49-'51 Desoto or Chrysler; white '57 Buick; blue '56 Ford; maroon '56 Buick.

GM body shells identical, Buick and Olds; '55 and '56, same; all new in '57; again in '58 and again in '59 (unique in history of GM).

LA drivers living large in '57 !


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Postby nichols » Tue May 03, 2005 4:00 pm

1927
I guess the billboard has always been there… Was the Neutra Laemmle building a remodel of this??
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or this?
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1932
Laemmle Building, Richard Neutra
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c. 1939
Laemmle is gone, replaced by COCO TREE CAFÉ (between ’32 and ’39) and later the PIG ‘N WHISTLE chain expands their empire with a new MELODY LANE restaurant
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c. 1942 Architects Wayne McAllister and S. Charles Lee team up to remodel the space and create a showplace for MELODY LANE
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1949
MELODY LANE at the height of it’s run
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c. 1956
MELODY LANE/PIG ‘N WHISTLE president Sidney Hoedemaker renames his large chain HODY’S
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1978
HODY’S closes shortly after Hoedemaker’s death in 1969. Becomes Howard Johnson’s through the 1970s
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c. 1988 After a short lived stint as the “newâ€￾ BROWN DERBY
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the space becomes PREMIERE
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1990
JACK’S SUGAR SHACK moves from it’s Pico Blvd. location and introduces live music to this address
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2004
Ivan Kane’s DEEP has a short run. Closes in 2005 to become BASQUE
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2008
Building destroyed by fire
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Postby SDR » Tue May 03, 2005 8:02 pm

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Postby SDR » Tue May 03, 2005 8:20 pm

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Postby moderns-r-us » Tue May 03, 2005 8:25 pm

[quote="SDR"]Edited out of which shot?
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The Hody's billboard with the clown seems to be a different proportion and has the look of a heavily edited "postcard shot." Tough to say for sure.

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Postby SDR » Tue May 03, 2005 8:29 pm

And -- if Neutra designed the new curved facade and entrance canopy, why are McAllister and Lee credited with an identical-looking design? Or have I misunderstood something -- again?


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Postby SDR » Tue May 03, 2005 8:32 pm

I see what you mean; a building and a billboard have disappeared from the far right of the picture, compared to the "Oldsmobile" shot.
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Postby roadsidepictures » Tue May 03, 2005 9:26 pm

I've been told that the Hody's clown sign was there into the early 1960s and the nose of the clown rotated!
When I was a kid we would go to Topeka, Kansas to visit relatives and from the freeway I could see a bread sign that had slices of bread falling onto a stack of slices...I loved those mechanical billboards!

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Postby nichols » Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:00 pm

The newest incarnation of this legendary corner is a club called "Basque"

Friday, January 27, 9pm - Basque Ribbon-Cutting celebration
Basque Restaurant and Nightclub is the latest addition to the constantly growing list of members at the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. We extend an open invitation to celebrate Basque Ribbon Cutting this Friday, January 27 at 9:30pm! We're excited and we want to share with you a unique experience of Basque sensuality and glamour in Hollywood nightlife with a renowned Burlesque showcase. Learn about the recently launched Holly Trolley and take a ride on us! Stay for the night and party with seductive DJ mixes until 2am. Please visit www.basquehollywood.com or call 323-464-1654 for dinner and bottle reservations. For special events please contact Brandi Veil at 323.459.9886 or email events@basquehollywood.com.

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Postby SDR » Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:21 pm

Bender lie so bad ! The below is from above [5/1/05]:
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Bender built in '42; knows '50s Detroit iron. Billboard: '57 Olds

Street: red and white '56 Buick; blue '55 or '56 Olds; white '49-'51 Desoto or Chrysler; white '57 Buick; blue '56 Ford; maroon '56 Buick.

GM body shells identical, Buick and Olds; '55 and '56, same; all new in '57; again in '58 and again in '59 (unique in history of GM).

LA drivers living large in '57 !
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"Lies. . .all LIES, Hjalmar. . .YOU keeled herr. . .! "

The GM A-bodies [?] from '55 were used in '56 and '57, then the ugga '58 and all new '59. . .

Slap my hand !

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Postby Tony » Sat Jan 21, 2006 8:01 am

SDR,

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Postby SDR » Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:48 am

Ah -- another FOU (fan of Ulmer). . . !

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0024894/board/nest/31952599

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Postby nichols » Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:06 pm

Thought I would update this with a shot of it's latest incarnation. Another nightclub.... "Basque."

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Postby NoHoMod » Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:06 am

Locals will know this building / basque nightclub is burning right now.

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