Saturday, September 5, 2009

Frame 4 - Wall Street / Larchmont 117


The next clue is posted on the Hub page, thanks to Amy Lynn for telling us about it in the comments.

This is what the image looks like on a white background.


Possible connections found so far :

http://www.crumbs.com/ Has a shop in Larchmont (CA) and Wall Street (NY) - Thanks to gkpipes


This ABC TV show logo was found by Cypher80b and in my view shows a definitive link between the clue and the Crumbs bakery.






Update - September 6th 3:03pm(est)

Sayid'sGirl has let us know that there is a new clue, it is a picture of 13 circles - which Zepeleptic has told us is a Bakers Dozen, further confirming the connection with the Crumbs bakery.






http://larchmontdailyphoto.blogspot.com This blog has a post about part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art having a stone facade that used to be on Wall Street.


There is also a Larchmont Hotel in NY, but no obvious Wall Street connection (Thanks To Mary Lynn and Maven)

117 comments:

Zort70 said...
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Zort70 said...

There is a blog called Larchmont Daily Photo which has a post that says :-

"The American wing of the Metropolitan Museum
reopened on May 19th after 2 years of renovation,
and was last night the site of another dinner party.
From the loggia it looked like a ballet of men in black
dancing around the bronze statues...
The stone facade was originally located on Wall street
and was part of a Branch Bank of the United States (1822)"


http://larchmontdailyphoto.blogspot.com/2009/05/american-wing-engelhard-court.html

maven said...

LARCHMONT: PGArtventure Gallery will exhibit "Blueprint - spaces between spaces," works by Merav Ezer and Adi Shniderman from Sept. 9 to Sept. 23.

Don't know what this has to do with Wall Street.

maven said...

Your link doesn't work, Zort.

Zort70 said...

Larchmont Daily Photo Blog

Zort70 said...

What do you think of the image Maven ?

It looks like something crumbling away to me.

maven said...

Well, Wall Street facade in Larchmont museum seems like you've found it!

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Amy Lynn said...

Yeah, but then what does the Larchmont part of the clue have to do with it?

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Zort70 said...

It's not a Larchmont museum, just that the person on the blog is from Larchmont.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is on 5th Avenue in NY.

(I've tried to post this 3 times now and made mistakes each time)

JamesLeon said...

Are the letters made of sand?

Zort70 said...

There is also a Larchmont in California

Amy Lynn said...

But is there a crumbling Wall St. facade in California?

Amy Lynn said...

I don't know if this is off track, but there's also a Larchmont Hotel in NYC, on 11th St. http://www.larchmonthotel.com/

Zort70 said...

I saw that too, but I don't see a Wall Street connection yet. It is quite close, but not close enough to be linked.

Zort70 said...

Perhaps Wall Street and Larchmont just give us a clue to the city ?

Amy Lynn said...

Yeah, 11th St. is not close to Wall St. in terms of NYC geography.

maven said...

I saw that hotel, too, but it wasn't anywhere near Wall Street.

gkpipes said...

Crumbs Bakeshop has locations on Wall Street and Larchmont (LA)
http://www.crumbs.com/

Zort70 said...

There is also a Health Club firm called Town Sports International with clubs in both locations.

maven said...

gkpipes: Like the idea of "crumbs" as in bakery. I see their store on Larchmont in L.A., but there's no Wall Street nearby.

Maybe the "crumbs" are showing that it's just a facade...that would tie in with the Wall Street facade at the Museum.

Scoutpost said...

man, I checked the site earlier and nothin'....glad they updated again, thought we'd have to wait until Tuesday for it.

Zort70 said...

I'm off to the cinema now to see District 9.

Have fun hunting.

Scoutpost said...

I think the Crumbs lead is the best so far. Maybe something will happen at both locations. Good job all...until the next clue! I'm ready to see the next poster.

maven said...

Maybe that Crumbs Bakery will have the poster info at both their Wall St., NY and Larchmont, LA stores for both coasts!

maven said...

hahaha, Scoutpost...we think alike, roomie!

Anonymous said...

There are 2 crumbs of interest. One is on Wall street NYC and the other is on Larchmont in LA. This is where the next clue will be, but when? Maybe call the shops? Number on crumbs.com

Thunderstorm said...

Sake of ease

216 N Larchmont Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90004

That's the specific address for Crumbs Bake Shop in LA
Google that address for a map.

Crumbs Wall Street is located at 87 Beaver Street between Hanover Street and Wall Street.

Congested said...

VERY nice catch about the bakery. I think there's a large chance that's probably where it's going to be. :)

I wonder if it is a dual coast event if they'll time it together... or the NY ppl will get it first.

Lisa said...

every time I go out somewhere you all find something new !! Stop that ! Ok, I'm here now, did you miss me ??

Amy Lynn said...

Awesome catch, guys.

The Wall Street location (which is actually at 87 Beaver) is closed on weekends, so if the events are going to be at the same time, it'll be on a weekday between 7:30 am and 8pm EST

Ellen said...

hi ya'll!...here for email!
xxoo

Anonymous said...

Buy me a muffin?

Amy Lynn said...

LOL. Assuming we don't have a date yet, I'll walk down there on Tues (it's right by my office) and see what's up.

Zort70 said...

Someone has emailed us at the admins address to say he was the first to order the Van poster, and he got a Polar Bear print as well.

Hopefully we will get some photo's soon.

Lisa - we always miss you when you are not here :-)

ByronicX said...

why even care about these clues? in a few day they will reveal it anyway .....:/

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Sayid'sgirl said...

I seen the clue before I went out.
So we're thinking it may be a bakery then.

LotteryTicket said...

http://g1988.blogspot.com/search/label/Ronie%20Midfew%20Arts


Galleries One Nine Eight Eight

Synopsis of posters.

So we were teased with cupcakes and got t-shirt and skateboards. Now we might actually get cupcakes?

maven said...

If it's a good time I might go to Larchmont (about 1/2 away). Although cupcakes aren't on my diet! LOL

cypher80b said...

Look the similarities between the given clue image and the logo of ABC's series "Crumbs":

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f3/Crumbs_logo.jpg

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Zort70 said...

Cypher80b Thanks for posting that here as well.

You are right it looks like you have found the definitive link between the clue and the bakery.

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Sayid'sgirl said...

I remember that show. Jane Curtin and William Devane were hilarous in it. But they weren't enough to carry the show. It was canceled.

Sayid'sgirl said...

BTW I wasn't going to admit it but all those deletions were me.

To make a long story short. I messed up, did some surfing around the net. Came back noticed it. Didn't like my iniital correction then messed up 2 more times trying to correct it. lol

I'm not posting anymore until noon. lol

Sayid'sgirl said...

I guess it was 3 more times.

tonilost said...

I know exactly where that is, I used to work near ther, any NJ people- just take the PATH to WTC, walk up Broadway and hook a left on Wall it's only a couple of blocks. What day is it, I'll go.

Sayid'sgirl said...

There's a new clue at DC&PB.

Zepeleptic said...

13 circles = Baker's Dozen

Sayid'sgirl said...

Good idea Zepeleptic
It reminded me of a connect four game. But since we've already had a Hurley print you idea is better. :)

lost815x30fey said...

maybe you have to buy 13 muffins? Haha

Zort70 said...

I've updated the main post with the new information.

maven said...

Hope they make special LOST cupcakes!

Anonymous said...

SPOILERISH ALERT

I went down to the Crumbs on Larchmont and asked about the game. The Counter guy thought I was on crack, or a geek, or both! However, the manager knew vaguely that something was going on. She didn't knew when, but knew it had something to do with "jumpsuits"

To my geeky surprise, I was the first person they said that had come into the shop asking questions.

Amy Lynn said...

I will FREAK out if this involves jumpsuits! :)

Scoutpost said...

Way to go Anon! So we know the where, just need to know the when. Wonder if they will give out jumpsuits to the people who show up, or to the 1st person to order the new print? Maybe the new print will center around the Dharma jumpsuits? In any case...this clue is triggering a major sweet tooth!

Amy Lynn said...

*has unilaterally decided the next poster should be Faraday in a jumpsuit*

captainaeon said...

Hi all. Longtime lurker. Love the blog. I just got my beautiful Locke poster in the mail. I have a question for those of you who have received posters. What name was on your return address? Mine said 'Tyson Givens'. This seems like a very weird 1988 reference to me. (Mike Tyson and Robin Givens were married in 1988) Is this an unfortunate person's real name? Or a very creepy fake name choice?

maven said...

Jumpsuits? Hope that means Dharma-wear! Anon...if it's near you, I'll leave it in your capable hands. Larchmont Village is quite a ways from me when traffic is involved...which is always!

Amy Lynn said...

I guess there's a possibility that the 13 circles may ALSO refer to the 13th of the month, but Crumbs in NYC is not open that day... maybe they're having a special event.

TomRex said...

Hi. I'm the one that received the letter with the print for the Van print.

The last line of the letter from Alexandra had "icing on the cake" in quotes. I'll be posting pictures soon

Sayid'sgirl said...

Congrats TomRex and Thanks for sending pics.
Can't wait to see them.

Congested said...

@captainaeon:

I've been wondering the same thing. There's no way this person's name is actually Tyson Givens. I'm putting my mangos where my mouth is on it being a reference to Tyson's marriage.

LotteryTicket said...

slashfilm.com — Gallery 1988 (7020 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038)

Hurley poster's return address: TG Customer Service, 7020 Melrose handwritten

Locke's Secret return address Tyson Givens, 7020 Melrose, computer generated USPS label

LotteryTicket said...

TomRex, looking forward to photo of your letter and DCaaPB print. We have notice odd errors in grammar and spelling in communications from A. Miller.

'watch television' was in the last letter.

'icing on the cake' in your.

I think we're seeing a pattern.

zort70, did you ever get a photocopy of link to first letter?

Congested said...

Yeah LotteryTicket... I think it's pretty cool that TPTB are putting this much trust in the fan community in assuming that a good portion of these letters will end up getting photographed and shared.

They really know us. They've studied us.

And they are watching ... <_<

>_>

LotteryTicket said...

http://www.crumbs.com/locations/#store=19

link to store front Crumbs NY

maven said...

TPTB are doing a great job placing these clues and keeping us fans happy! They are really paying a tribute to the LOST fandom. Placing clues in the letters...which seems to relate to the next poster...just shows that they know you guys scrutinize every little thing! I'm very impressed.

Congested said...

Indeed Maven. They could have just sold the prints and left it at that but they went all out and made it something that we can still obsess about and speculate on... even without it being a proper "arg."

... and the live-event format of releasing some of the print websites brings back the vibe of some of the apollo bar events they did during the first arg.

Zort70 said...

captainaeon - Welcome along to the blog.

I think there has been some speculation before about the link between the 1988 Gallery that is coordinating this and the Tyson Givens name.

There was also a YouTube user called Tyson Givens posting some videos when Paul Scheer was in charge of DCaaPB

Zort70 said...

I've just put an announcement about the D23 event on the blog.

Not strictly aRG related, but you never know there might be something.

Is anyone going to go on Saturday and try and get their poster signed !

Zort70 said...

Jonesy over on the DarkUfo forums has just said that this is like a Hybryid ARG (HARG) because of the different phases.

LOSTHARGs.com

Takes a Village said...

Let them eat cake.

Dr Mum said...

You might call it an Argerine
slighty inferior but costs a lot less

Zort70 said...

Good one Dr Mum

Zort70 said...

Apparently the new Lost Mysteries of The Universe episode is available via Hulu to US residents only, can anyone access it ?

Lisa said...

yeah I watched it this morning. It's a day early since it was going to come out on the 8th. It wasn't as interesting this time.

Amy Lynn said...

Here it is: http://www.hulu.com/watch/94023/lost-mysteries-of-the-universe-part-3

Capcom said...

Did that link work for you Zort? This one's really getting to the DHARMA nittygritty! Can't wait till peeps start picking it apart. Merzmensch, are you still out there?

Capcom said...

Wiki says about the Ludavico technique mentioned: "The Ludovico technique is a fictional drug-assisted aversion therapy from the novel and film A Clockwork Orange."

Capcom said...

Looks like a Waco, Texas thing going on at that church as well. But Waco with submarines. :-B

All in all, this film gets back to our TLE DHARMA roots, which is to say, being globally ubiquitous, devious, and spooky. Very juicy stuff since in the show we hear that we're pretty much done with DHARMA backstory, so this is neat.

Sayid'sgirl said...

Church in LA. The Lampost?
There was a WAKY invoice.
Oldham. Brain washing.
I still say Jacob isn't the good guy. But I'll probably be proven wrong. :)

As Locke would say I think I need to watch that again. lol

Zort70 said...

No the link didn't work, but I do have another option when I get back home after work.

Zort70 said...

Another WAKY invoice !!!! Let the conspiricy theory ride.

Amy Lynn said...

I do like that the check is made out to "The Los Angeles Church"

Woody said...

in case anyone was wondering, CRUMBS is closed today on Wall Street.

Amy Lynn said...

Yeah, I figured. It wouldn't make sense for a business on Wall St. (or Beaver St., actually) to be open when there's no one there to buy.

Are you going to be at the event, Woody?

Capcom said...

Sayidsgirl said: "The Lampost?" Exactly! We're really getting the inside DI info in these little films, I'm so happy. Joyyyyy.

Woody said...

If it starts at 7:30 east coast, then maybe, because I have work at 10

Zort70 said...

Docarzt has put the MOTU video on You Tube so I'm watching it now.

Click Here to see it

maven said...

I thought it was so funny at the last shot when the narrator suggested the DI bought submarines on the black market....they show all these bills being thrown down and they're all ONES...must have gotten those subs very cheap! LOL

TomRex said...

http://picasaweb.google.com/treasor/DamonCarltonAPolarBearAndTom?feat=directlink

I have uploaded pictures of the letter and print I received.

Zort70 said...

NEW POST for the Mysteries of the Universe video.

Sorry Tom I'll repost your link in the new thread.

LotteryTicket said...

Interesting return address to Mr. Reasor re: DCaaPB print. Google maps this address, street view and businesses listed. Could be the Mailbox drop?

Alexandra
Ronie Midfew Arts
4872 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91364

LotteryTicket said...

NEW CLUE

Cupcake of the Month as Crumb Bakery, NY

Apple Cobbler

http://www.crumbs.com/cupcakes#product=247

Amy Lynn said...

Wow. That was fast! How'd you get all that from the photo?

Bianca said...

It's on the Crumbs website

Amy Lynn said...

Aha, thanks :)

Bianca said...

sounds pretty delicious too! haha

Woody said...

do you think the first 13 people that order this get a jumpsuit? oh my that would be amazing

Bianca said...

we have no idea what day this will be yet right?

Tim Maguire said...

Yeah - no idea of the day, but that cupcake surely looks good.

Tim Maguire said...

@tonilost - I will grab a cupcake with you in NY once we figure out the day (assuming it is at all crumbs locations)

TomRex said...

Would they stretch this out until the 13th? Or is it more likely it would be tomorrow? I would think they would have spread the clues out more if we had to wait until the 13th.

Congested said...

Hey guys. Not sure if anyone would be into using this or not but I set up a Ning to organize fans planing to attend the live events. Basically people can add the events, say if they are attending, etc.

Not sure if anyone will use it or not.... but if you want to or have suggestions feel free. It's meant really as a supplement to any sites following the ARG and took me like 2 minutes to set up.

Any thoughts/suggestions are welcome! The idea is that it could be used for future events as well.

LotteryTicket said...

tomrex, I noticed that you print was assigned 25/30. So where are 1-24 and does this mean that 5 more are likely to be given out?

Zort70, somewhere back in the 200 comments re: Van poster, someone noted that the Dharma logo numbers contained an 'extra' bold '5' (part of 15). From photos of the van poster that have been linked here, somewhere, that this is, in fact, true.

TomRex said...

LT: I do know that #24 was given to the first purchaser of the first print (Hurley).

http://jimmywellington.com/?p=233

I imagine we will see 5 more. I think the others were sent out to Bloggers and others.

Woody said...

NEW CLUE!!!

follow me on twitter i'll be there:
https://twitter.com/woodyjang

Congested said...

Awesome, thanks Woody. :D

Where will you be (east coast or west?)

LotteryTicket said...

Woody, #Hollywood_Bob will be headed to LA store.

Need a NYC tweeter.

The background on the announcement is the Dharma cafeteria logo. Another reference to Hurley?

Congested said...

I'm thinking it's more just a ref to the fact that it's at a bakery chain. :/

Hope there's more to it than that, though.