Category Archives: 1912

L.A. Daily Mirror Retro Shopping Guide

The Times ebook on the Titanic is a crossroads of old and new. Archival stories on a tablet. The book, unfortunately, was lost in the mass of Titaniciana on the centennial, but it’s a solid piece of work (I should … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: ‘Adventures of Kathlyn,’ Hollywood’s First Cross-Promotional Stunt

“The Adventures of Kathlyn,” courtesy of Mary Mallory. Between 1910 and 1920, filmmaking exploded in Los Angeles and Hollywood, with production companies flocking to the sunlit mecca of Southern California. Populations surged as men and women traveled here pursuing fame … Continue reading

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Christmas in Los Angeles, 1912

Dec. 26, 1912: The Times makes the rounds of Christmas celebrations among the less fortunate and discovers that the emergency wards are full – but readers are assured that no women or girls are among the victims.

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A 100-Year-Old Lesson on L.A. Traffic

A Times graphic shows the problem of passengers caught between the streetcars and lanes of traffic. Broadway and 7th Street in 1934, showing a man crossing through a lane of traffic to get to a streetcar. Notice that the driver … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Keystone Anniversary

Photo: “The Water Nymph” via archive.org Today is the day that the Keystone Film Company started business, and it released its first film, a pair of “split-reelers” called “Cohen Collects a Debt” and “The Water Nymph” starring Mabel Normand.

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Found on EBay – Harrison Gray Otis

An interesting bit of Los Angeles Times memorabilia has turned up on EBay. This is a Sept. 4, 1911, letter from Harrison Gray Otis (notice that he didn’t use his military title) to Drayton Pitts, acknowledging the receipt of a … Continue reading

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#history, #museum 7|17|2011

Photo: Mail sent by airplane from the 1912 Aviation Meet at Dominguez Field.  Credit: New York Public Library   7|17|2011DEATHSArdis Butler James, 85, co-founder of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum at the University of Nebraska. Margalit Fox in … Continue reading

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A Most Remarkable Man

Jan 28, 1907Los Angeles “If my career seems strange to you, it seems stranger and more incredible to me,” Gen. Homer Lea once said. And indeed it was, for Lea’s life was the tale of a poor and badly handicapped … Continue reading

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Introducing Miss White

Jan. 24, 1907Los Angeles Meet a tough little lady who gave her life to helping the poor, needy children of Los Angeles. She built a church and school starting with a nickel donated by a newsboy, left it all and … Continue reading

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Uh-Oh

Dec. 10,1907Los AngelesMayor Arthur C. Harper happens to be in all sorts of trouble. He’s telling the newspapers that he has had enough of politics and won’t seek another term. The district attorney is trying to shut down the local … 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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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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