Monthly Archives: April 2012

Found on EBay – Mullen and Bluett

When vintage fashion collides with Tiki-mania, look what happens: This vintage Hawaiian outfit from Mullen and Bluett, listed on EBay with bids starting at $99.99. About these ads

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Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

Here’s today’s mystery guest, courtesy of Steven Bibb! [Update: This is Mickey Shaughnessy in “Pocketful of Miracles.” Please congratulate Dewey Webb (first), Pamela Porter (second), Bronson Bias (third), Michael Ryerson, Jenny M., Bill Krieger, Mike Hawks, Gary Martin, Barbara Klein, … Continue reading

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Eve Golden: Queen of the Dead

A 1990 Cadillac hearse listed on EBay at $6,995. Queen of the Dead – dateline April 30, 2012 •  Oh, dear. You know those Passion Plays—the religious kind, not the porno kind? Well, Brazilian actor Tiago Klimeck, 27, was playing … Continue reading

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April 29, 1992

crowd is trying to break windows on 3rd floor… we can hear rocks hit… (HARNISCH, 4/29/92 21:00)

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On Assignment

I’m on assignment. It’s fun, but there are only so many hours in the day. –Larry

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Men 45-64 Register With Draft Boards

April 26, 1942: Men between the ages of 45 and 64 form a line a block long outside the draft board at 329 W. 2nd St. to comply with a new registration order. The men would be called upon to … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

Here’s another mystery photo from the amazing collection of Steven Bibb! Update: This is John Lodge in “Mayerling to Sarajevo.” Please congratulate Mike Hawks and Mary Mallory for identifying him.

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Black Dahlia – Los Angeles Police Historical Society

The Daily Mirror visited the Los Angeles Police Historical Society on Saturday and stopped in at the Black Dahlia exhibit.

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Eve Golden: Queen of the Dead

A postcard of a 1959 Oldsmobile hearse, listed on EBay with bids starting at $8.99. Queen of the Dead – dateline April 23, 2012 •  The last of the old-time tummlers is gone. Lou Goldstein, famed at the borscht-belt hotel … Continue reading

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State OKs Women Wearing Pants to Work

April 21, 1942: It took the approval of State Public Works Director Frank W. Clark, but women are wearing pants to work! The fashion iconoclasts are Olive Faisy and Lorena Hermance, telephone operators at the State Building. They were joined … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 26

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. We have moved on, ever so slightly, to the further exploits … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 25 [Updated]

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. Several regular readers have asked whether I have given up on … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated ++]

Here’s another photo from the amazing collection of Steven Bibb! [Update: This is Henry Armetta with John Garfield in “Dust Be My Destiny.”] Just about everybody recognized one or both of our mystery guests (although Herb Nicholas threw me a … Continue reading

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Doolittle Raiders Bomb Tokyo

April 18, 1942:  The Doolittle Raiders, flying from the carrier Hornet, bomb Tokyo. According to DoolittleRaider.com, the  five surviving crew members are scheduled to attend the 70th reunion, which is being held through April 20 at the National Museum of … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

Here’s another mystery photo from the amazing collection of Steven Bibb! Update: This is Gila Golan from “Three on a Couch” and she also appeared in one of the favorite movies at the Daily Mirror HQ, “The Valley of Gwangi.”  … Continue reading

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Internment of Japanese Farmers Causes Food Shortage

April 16, 1942: If you send all the Japanese farmers to internment camps, there’s no one to grow strawberries, tomatoes, carrots, green peas and onions. Oops. Charlotte LeNordtestifies that she killed her foster mother Celeste Frank — who read palms … Continue reading

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Eve Golden: Queen of the Dead

A 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan hearse, listed on EBay at $27,970. Queen of the Dead – dateline April 16, 2012 •  Australia’s Silver Duchess has died: 92-year-old fashion editor, writer and socialite Sheila Scotter died on April 6. The founder … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo

Regular reader Earl Boebert sends along this mystery photo for Friday.

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Movieland Mystery Photo – Newsboy Caps Again!

A regular reader sends this along, in light of our recurring theme of newsboy caps.

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Movieland Mystery Photo – Where’s Larry Edition

“Titanic,” which has been keeping me busy these days. It is available for the Kindle and the Nook, but there’s been some mysterious delay since it was uploaded to iBooks. In case you have noticed that posting has been thin … Continue reading

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