Category Archives: 1924

Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Crossword Mama, You Puzzle Me

“Cross Word Puzzle Mama, You Puzzle Me,” courtesy of Mary Mallory. Recording of “Cross Word Puzzle Mama.” The 1920s were a decade of fads. Everything from mah jongg, radio, bridge, golf, solitaire and dance steps exploded into popularity before being … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: ‘The Epic of Everest’ Scales New Heights

An image from “The Epic of Everest,” listed on EBay for $9.99.   Britain ruled the seas and world in the early 20th century, organizing expeditions to forlorn and distant lands like the poles and Mt. Everest to show British … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Hollywoodland Sign Premieres November 1923

Jan. 6, 1924: The Times publishes a photo of an Oakland car that was driven up to the Hollywood sign. Parade magazine claimed in its July 7, 2013, issue that the completed Hollywoodland sign premiered July 13, 1923, but provided … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights — Ivan Mosjoukine, the Man With the Piercing Eyes

Ivan Mosjoukine, courtesy of Mary Mallory. Not as well known as other silent film stars like Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, Buster Keaton or Rudolph Valentino, the recently rediscovered Russian motion picture actor Ivan Mosjoukine ranks among the greats for his … Continue reading

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Remembering Elizabeth Short on Her Birthday

July 29 is the birthday of Elizabeth Short. She would have been 88. I prefer to honor this day rather than the date she was found, Jan. 15, 1947.

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‘What’s the Matter With the Modern Woman?’

Oct. 25, 1924: “What’s the Matter With the Modern Woman?” also “Fast Young Women – Sowing the Wind and Reaping the Whirlwind.”

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