La Cienega Lanes

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Postby nichols » Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:28 am

Wow. Neat. I don't think I've heard of this one.. Synthetrix, do you work in the picture business? I used to be with an agency.

According to the LA Times, this place opened in 1940 at 8491 Santa Monica Blvd. (Northeast corner of La Cienega and Santa Monica) and was 17,500 square feet of bowling fun. It was purchased by Art Linkletter in 1949. The last mention of it is in December, 1976. Art is not doing so well this week or I'd call and ask for more details.
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This must be the place that reopened as Flipper's Roller Disco! It later became a clothing boutique and now it's a CVS Pharmacy. I guess I had heard it was once a bowling alley but never knew of the Linkletter connection. Thanks!
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Flipper's, 1980
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"A July (1979) opening is planned for this private roller-skating club for the Hollywood crowd. There will be strict membership regulations; hours will be "8 till late."
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Postby Synthetrix » Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:20 pm

Thanks for the info.
I manage the color department at a commercial printing company.
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Here it is!

Postby Synthetrix » Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:13 pm

OK I quickly made some modifications and removed Joe, so that I could post this image.
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Postby nichols » Sun Mar 16, 2008 8:03 pm

THAT'S AMAZING!
Here is the "after"
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Postby nichols » Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:09 am

BTW, Synthetrix, you did an incredible job of deleting the human subject in that photo. I like to play around with Photoshop, but gee whiz!

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Postby Synthetrix » Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:47 pm

Thanks Chris. It could have been much better. I just did it quickly. I have been working in Photoshop professionally for over 15 years, so I guess it just comes naturally at this point.
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Postby nichols » Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:44 pm

This morning...

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Postby nredom » Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:47 am

Wow, that bowling pin-man on the sign looks a friendly fellow! Did he have a name? Any relation to the Michelin man, I wonder...? Where have all these joyful gents gone...?

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Postby nichols » Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:11 pm

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Another image of La Cienega Lanes as Flippers via Flickr
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