Monthly Archives: March 2006

Blogging the Wolfe Book, The Countdown Begins

I’m blogging in real time as I read Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul and the Murder That Transfixed Los Angeles.” Wolfe is using the “Laura” format in which the anonymous, butchered body is found … Continue reading

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Blogging the Wolfe Book, Lines of History

I’m blogging in real time as I read Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul and the Murder That Transfixed Los Angeles.” Wolfe is using the “Laura” format, in which the anonymous, butchered body is found … Continue reading

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Blogging the Wolfe Book, The Lady in Red

I’m blogging in real time as I read Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul and the Murder That Transfixed Los Angeles.” Wolfe is using the “Laura” format, in which the anonymous, butchered body is discovered … Continue reading

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Princess Rajah

I don’t want to say anything to spoil the surprise. Another snip of film from Edison, c. 1904.

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Blogging the Wolfe Book, Evil Genius

I’m blogging in real time as I read Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul and the Murder That Transfixed Los Angeles.” Wolfe is using the “Laura” format, in which the anonymous, butchered body is found … Continue reading

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Blogging the Wolfe Book, Tell It to the Marines

I’m blogging in real time as I read Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul and the Murder That Transfixed Los Angeles.” Wolfe is using the “Laura” format, in which the anonymous, butchered body is discovered … Continue reading

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Blogging the Wolfe Book, Imagine My Surprise

I’m blogging in real time as I read Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul and the Crime That Transfixed Los Angeles.” Wolfe is using the “Laura” format, in which the anonymous, butchered body is discovered … Continue reading

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Wayward Youths

Technology has changed, but people have not. Simply because they lived nearly a century ago doesn’t mean Angelenos were unable to indulge their vices, they simply procured them in a different manner. One of the main staples was the throngs … Continue reading

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Blogging the Wolfe Book, The Numbers Game

I’m blogging in real time as I read Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul and the Murder That Transfixed Los Angeles.” Wolfe is using the “Laura” format in which the anonymous, butchered body is discovered … Continue reading

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Fashion Week

Clarence Westfall, 22 years old, was taken into custody at San Pedro yesterday afternoon when a boat from San Diego docked. He was arrested for having masqueraded in female attire and was taken to the Central Police Station, where he … Continue reading

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Blogging the Wolfe Book, Slinging Hash

I’m blogging in real time as I read Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob (and were are those pesky thugs, anyway?), the Mogul (missing in action so far) and the Murder That Transfixed (fixed, yes, but transfixed, … Continue reading

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A Page From Dickens

For some time, the teachers at the Casco Street School had been concerned about the pupils from the nearby Christian Orphanage. But finally the problems became too great to ignore.“One small boy, an especial pet and a delicate child, was … Continue reading

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Blogging the Wolfe Book, Trying to Make It Real Compared to What

I’m blogging in real time as I read Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul and the Murder That Transfixed Los Angeles.” Wolfe is using the “Laura” format, in which the anonymous, butchered body is discovered … Continue reading

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Blogging the Wolfe Book, Family Ties

I’m blogging in real time as I read Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files,” more properly titled “Stuff I Scraped Out of ‘Severed’ Thanks to John Gilmore, Who Calls My Book ‘a True Crime Classic’ and ‘Crap’ ” (If … Continue reading

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Acrobats

http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?videoUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fvp.video.google.com%2Fvideodownload%3Fversion%3D0%26secureurl%3DlwAAAEBwZKJSCLV1FyCOYE1YAMWrPouE5wKbCyZRY8lCyIQoLowu5TeWScVQptvXc6Qoh5jBD1EkPJCGlVG1n4bpXNGh2XxPD_fjWY4mgR1Zy1eXcbTE5kcoPH8ns78r1eH2FbRVLGWnfx8pqoPeqs80yKH67NfXmiJ7Z6Ja0mU3NVlWaA3R18Dv18cbVSevZ1ellKjxDrIIG0D18uE6bhOuNfo%26sigh%3DkwxJKz6zGChG7Q7mpY5EqH-vPec%26begin%3D0%26len%3D122566%26docid%3D696846189715300295&thumbnailUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fvideo.google.com%2FThumbnailServer%3Fcontentid%3D2473d1209e2ffe3a%26second%3D5%26itag%3Dw320%26urlcreated%3D1142977903%26sigh%3DSOyXHx0gc7hRju_PaUL-cfzmExE&playerId=696846189715300295 Americans at the turn of the century lacked many things, but they had some amazing live entertainment. Here’s a snip of a performance courtesy of Edison Studios, 1904. These guys rock. I have watched them dozens of times now … Continue reading

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Blogging the Wolfe Book, An Army of One

I’m blogging in real time as I read Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul (and where is that darn Mogul, anyway?) and the Murder That Transfixed Los Angeles.” Wolfe is using the “Laura” format in … Continue reading

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St James Raises a Church

The Methodist Episcopal congregation, formed from a merger of the Centennial and Central churches, planned a wonderful new building at 22nd Street and Union. Although the congregation studied the idea of a new location, the members finally decided there was … Continue reading

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Blogging the Wolfe Book, Wax On, Wax Off

I’m blogging in real time as I read Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files (which have been mostly ignored so far): The Mob (a bit of that), the Mogul (no sign yet and we’re 63 pages into the book) … Continue reading

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Blogging the Wolfe Book, Snooze Alarm

I’m blogging in real time as I read Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul and the Murder That Transfixed Los Angeles.” Wolfe is using the “Laura” format, in which the anonymous, butchered body is discovered … Continue reading

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Bright Young Faces

“Who was the first man?” asked the teacher of an American boy.“Washington,” was the reply. He was reminded of Adam and observed: “Yes, if you count foreigners.”Henrietta B. Freeman paid a call on a schoolroom somewhere in Los Angeles in … Continue reading

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