Ostergirl‘s done it again, correctly guessing that the intersection in this 1950 photo is Wilshire and Fairfax. Osomatic took it one step further, noting that the photo shows the northwest corner of the intersection, looking up Fairfax—meaning that the site is now home to Johnie’s Coffee Shop. Johnie’s closed in 2000 and is now used mostly as a filming background; it’s been in The Big Lebowski, a Tom Petty video, and countless other productions. Designed by Armet & Davis, Johnie’s is also an excellent example of Googie architecture, and was named a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 2013.
Somewhere between being all wide-eyed in The Day After Tomorrow and all squinty in Brokeback Mountain, Jake Gyllenhaal took a little break from dreamboating to pick up this three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom house in the Hollywood Hills (for $ 2.5 million, according to Redfin). Nine years later, he is DONE with it, reports Variety. The house sits on nearly two acres and has “sensational panoramic views,” plus a pool, detached office, “cameras with a security system,” and a location “ideal for getting to studios and throughout much of Los Angeles.” (Despite those celeb-friendly features, Variety thinks he may have been renting it out.) Gyllenhaal’s asking$ 3.5 million; meanwhile, Curbed NY reported earlier this year that he’s been browsing for real estate in New York.