Category Archives: Photography

Ghost Bike — Pasadena

This is one of the “ghost bikes” that have cropped up around the Los Angeles area as memorials to bicyclists who have been killed. Steve Lopez writes about ghost bikes. About these ads

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1944 in Print — Life Magazine, March 27, 1944

March 27, 1944: Landing craft 220 transports troops to an Italian beach, while LCI 226 lands troops in New Guinea and New Britain, the subject of a profile by John Hersey. Universal movie studios photographer Ray Jones gives a lesson … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Life Magazine, March 20, 1944

March 20, 1944: The cover story features ballerina Nana Gollner, better known as Golovina. The featured photographer is Carl Mydans, who was held prisoner by the Japanese for 16 months. His essay is on the Tule Lake “Segregation Center,” which … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Life Magazine, March 13, 1944

March 13, 1944: Ted Barnes and Grace Lee Butler are featured in the cover story on “Junior Dance.” The featured photographer is Philippe Halsman, who has a photo essay on musicians. This week’s movie is “The Purple Heart.” Courtesy of … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Life Magazine, March 6, 1944

March 6, 1944: Adm. Chester W. Minitz, commander in chief of the Pacific Fleet, is this week’s cover story.  This week’s featured Life photographer is Fritz Goro, who has an essay on twins. The movie is “Up in Arms.” Courtesy … Continue reading

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Bogart and Bacall in a Mystery Photo

This undated snapshot of Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart has appeared on the California state controller’s list of unclaimed property. There’s also a photo of Clint Eastwood in the same lot. Whoever owns it, please contact the state controller.

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1944 in Print — Life Magazine, Feb. 28, 1944

Feb. 28, 1944: Ella Raines, star of “Phantom Lady,”  gets the cover photo. Life looks at the emerging race for the Republican candidate to challenge Franklin Roosevelt for a fourth term in the 1944 presidential election, with Thomas E. Dewey … Continue reading

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History in Pictures and ‘Greta Garbo’ — Another Good Story Ruined

I don’t follow History in Pictures on Twitter, but many of my friends do and there were groans and complaints when this photo was posted Saturday, identifying the woman as Greta Garbo. Let’s take a closer look:

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1944 in Print — Life Magazine, Feb. 21, 1944

Feb. 21, 1944: Did you recognize a young Patrice Munsel in this cover photo?  Alfred Eisenstaedt photographs Washington’s home at Mount Vernon and the featured movie is “Cover Girl.” And strange satiric drawings by actor Peter Helmers. Courtesy of Google.

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Running the CanoScan 9950F on Windows 8

If you have the misfortune to “upgrade” to Windows 8, you have discovered that it doesn’t play well with some of your software and peripherals, even in what Microsoft jokingly calls “compatibility mode.” The biggest disaster at the Daily Mirror … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Life Magazine, Feb. 14, 1944

Feb. 14, 1944: Guess where we are! Featured movie of the week: “The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek.” Courtesy of Google. The Greatest Generation puzzles over women taking jobs.

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Los Angeles, Hollywood’s Back Lot

I went to dinner last night at Grand Central Market and got these shots of a group filming a video. And since we’re all good Angelenos, we went “oh yeah, a film crew, a guy with a Stedicam”  and went … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights — Max Munn Autrey, Texas Stillman

Max Munn Autrey, from Pictures and Picturegoer, August 1925 “In Hollywood, photographers spring into fame overnight. They are, for a time, a fad—and only become recognized as established worth when they prove that their ideas are not limited. All an … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Life Magazine, Feb. 7, 1944

Feb. 7, 1944: Karsh photographs George Bernard Shaw, 87, for the cover, with more Karsh portraits inside. Features include American prisoners who escaped from the Japanese in the Philippines, the radio show “Inner Sanctum” and the movie “Gung Ho.” Courtesy … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights — AMPAS Awards Stills Photographers

“A close second as the Best Production Still Out-of-Doors, is this beautifully composed and lighted scene from “Song of Bernadette,” 20th-Century-Fox production, by Stax Graves,” Courtesy of Mary Mallory. Over its 87-year-old history, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Life Magazine, Jan. 31, 1944

Jan. 31, 1944: The cover photo shows Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur William Tedder, G.C.B., chosen as Gen. Eisenhower’s deputy commander for the invasion of Europe. The featured movie is “Lifeboat” and Life pays a visit to the Florentine Gardens. … Continue reading

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1944 in Print — Life Magazine, Jan. 24, 1944

Jan. 24, 1944: Margaret Sullavan gets the cover photo this week. Inside is Margaret Bourke-White’s feature on the rehabilitation of Naples and the movie is “Destination Tokyo.” Courtesy of Google.

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1944 in Print — Life Magazine, Jan. 17, 1944

Jan. 17, 1944: Charles Beard, American historian, is featured on this week’s cover. There’s also a feature on cartoonist Bill Mauldin  and the movie “A Guy Named Joe.” All scanned by Google.

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Movieland Mystery Photo — Nevermind Edition

Sorry, as Eve Golden points out, this lady is a repeat. I thought I recognized her but I couldn’t find the post. Comments are closed. I’ll notify those who got her right. For Monday, here’s a mystery woman, courtesy of … Continue reading

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Los Angeles County Sheriffs — Biscailuz, Pitchess, Block and Baca

Los Angeles County Sheriff Eugene Biscailuz, left, actor Leo Carrillo, center, and Gov. Earl Warren from “Biscailuz: Sheriff of the New West.” The impending retirement of Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca is a good time to dip into the … Continue reading

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