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Capers #2: Clifton's Photos

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Blog entry by Mark Wilson posted 11-06-2015 07:15 AM 595 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Clifton's Cafeteria Part 2 of Capers series Part 3: Clifton's Third Floor »

I’ll begin with the furniture.

Stump Stools

Two tables (the other was occupied by diners) that remind me a little bit of Lois XVi

A Mantle Clock in a sort of a built-in alcove.

Carving on said alcove. All this stuff is, clearly, handmade.

The view out the second story window at 7th and Broadway. (This joint was jumping, in the day. Search, if you’re interested in such things, You Tube, for footage of Downtown Los Angeles around the turn of the twentieth century – or any major city in the world, if you’ve a mind. The streets – particularly, this intersection – were shared by horses, wagons, trolleys, automobiles, trains, and a veritable ant farm of people afoot. It’s quite remarkable, how our cities have changed. And, how people have changed.

And, so you don’t have to look it up. At about 1:02, there’s a brief shot of an intersection in L.A. in the twenties. The Bank of Italy was the city’s first chartered bank. At 1:40 – If you missed your turn, just go around the stinkin’ block. 2:09 – Times Square, NY in the twenties, mebees, early teens. 3:07 – Angel’s Flight, original location, Bunker Hill, L.A. (It was moved a couple blocks south in the ‘60s, where it still operates for a quarter-a-ride.

https://youtu.be/Oty4jchgvwM

And one more. A little longer.

https://youtu.be/zTWGrggDYkU

Next stop: The Third Floor.

-- Mark



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