Baldwin Village (The Jungle) - Googie PARADISE!!!

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Baldwin Village (The Jungle) - Googie PARADISE!!!

Postby srk1941 » Mon Mar 19, 2007 3:29 pm

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Postby ChrisLAXEncounter » Mon Mar 19, 2007 10:57 pm

Incredible photos of a wonderful bit of Los Angeles.
I frequently drive through - a real trip into the past.

It is LA's equivalent of Miami Beach before the 90s restoration.

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Postby ChrisLAXEncounter » Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:13 pm

The one with the tikis is missing!

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Postby nichols » Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:26 am

Were the final scenes in "Training Day" filmed there?
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Postby srk1941 » Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:45 pm

Yes, they were...

Don't let that scare you away though!
Steven Keylon

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Postby Kimba » Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:20 pm

"This world has nothing for me, and this world has everything. All that I could want, and nothing that I need."

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Postby egads » Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:44 pm


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Postby ChrisLAXEncounter » Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:35 pm


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Postby ChrisLAXEncounter » Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:36 pm


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Postby TwinJim » Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:35 am

This must have been some happy hunting grounds for that book on the subject of ding-bat etc. apts of the 50's 60's, "Pretty Vacant" published a few years ago.

On the subject, was there a well know graphic artist(s) who produced the signature apartment names/addresses of these low rise structures? Some outfit was indeed very handy at cutting 3/4" plywood fonts and figures! The book probably answers this but it's been awhile since I opened it. They're certainly half the fun these unique emblematic 3-D monikers and sad to see them disintegrate to varying degrees. Is there a repository, a final resting place for the signage e.g. Museum of Neon Art?

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Postby ChrisLAXEncounter » Sat Mar 24, 2007 12:57 pm



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