Monthly Archives: August 2012

Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated +++]

Here’s another photo from the collection of Steven Bibb! All three identified (plus the movie) by Don Danard, Dewey Webb, Mike Hawks and Eve Golden. Plus Mary Mallory. 2/3 right: (Mary Mallory), Jo Anne and Gregory Moore, Mystery fellow on … Continue reading

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Found on EBay – World’s Largest Soda Fountain

This postcard of the soda fountain at Fosgate’s store, at 449 S. Broadway, has been listed on EBay. A May 14, 1904, story in The Times called it the largest soda fountain in the world. Bidding on the postcard starts … Continue reading

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James Curtis: L.A. Voices – Jules White, Part 4

  Photo: The Senate chambers in “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” was redecorated as a palace for a Three Stooges film. James writes: Here’s another of those interviews I did during a random burst of energy in 1975. This one … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo

Here’s another mystery photo from the collection of Steven Bibb!

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Eve Golden: Queen of the Dead

Photo: A 1972 Cadillac hearse has been listed on EBay at Buy It Now for $4,200. (Note: it has a 472 engine in case you are in a hurry). Queen of the Dead – dateline August 27, 2012 •   Phyllis … Continue reading

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30 Firefighters Escape Blaze in Box Canyon

Aug. 24, 1942: Sheriff’s deputies break up a planned fight between the Lincoln Heights Square John gang and the Huntington Park Levis gang at Central and Florence avenues, arresting 17 members of the Square John gang (no members of the … Continue reading

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Found on EBay: Tom Mix Witzel Photo, Newsboy Cap Edition

The negative of a Witzel portrait of Tom Mix has been listed on EBay. He’s wearing a rather remarkable jacket and check out the newsboy cap! Bidding starts at $9.99.

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Angelina and Her Neighbors, Part 3

This is the third installment of Eve Golden’s cemetery photos. Angelina and Her Neighbors, Part 1 | Part 2

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Remembering Valentino

This is the 85th anniversary of Rudolph Valentino’s memorial service.  A program is planned at 12:10 p.m. Thursday at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Here’s a look at the various “Ladies in Black” that I did when the blog was at latimes.com.

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James Curtis: L.A. Voices – Jules White, Part 3

  Photo: The Three Stooges’ “Spooks,” produced and directed by Jules White. James writes: Here’s another of those interviews I did during a random burst of energy in 1975. This one took place a couple of weeks before my previously-posted … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo

Here’s another photo from the collection of Steven Bibb!

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Eve Golden: Queen of the Dead

This horse-drawn hearse has been listed on EBay at Buy It Now for $2,500 . Queen of the Dead – dateline August 20, 2012 •  Cosmo Girl Helen Gurley Brown—who died at 90 on August 13—was not a heroine of … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

Yes, it’s another photo from the collection of Steven Bibb!

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Angelina and Her Neighbors, Part 2

Here’s another installment of Eve Golden’s photos from a recent trip to a local cemetery.

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Angelina and Her Neighbors

Photo: Angelina. Credit: All photos by Eve Golden. It will come as no surprise to you that I enjoy strolling through my local boneyard. I live near a lovely Italian Catholic cemetery in my East Coast town, and cut through … Continue reading

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Talking About the Onion Field

I was in a video chat yesterday with Joseph Wambaugh and Times City Editor Shelby Grad to talk about the the Onion Field case and the recent death of Gregory Powell.

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Movieland Mystery Photo

Here’s another mystery photo from the collection of Steven Bibb!

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Aug. 13, 1942: Times Visits African American Troops

Aug. 15, 1942: The good news: The Times writes about African American troops. The bad news: The story is one stereotype after another.

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James Curtis: L.A. Voices – Jules White, Part 2

Charlie Chaplin once said to me, “The only other man in this business that I fear, who I think is as funny as anyone I can conceive of or think of, is Lloyd Hamilton.” And he was. And I patterned … Continue reading

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Mary Holland Kinkaid – Early Newspaperwoman

“The Man of Yesterday” by Mary Holland Kinkaid, has been listed on EBay. Kinkaid, who died in 1948, is forgotten today, but was city editor of the Herald and is probably the first woman city editor of a Los Angeles … Continue reading

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