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L.A. Daily Mirror Retro Shopping Guide

In 1989, Billy Wilder sold much of his art collection. The works are gone, but the auction catalog lives on. If you’re a hard-core Billy Wilder fan (and I am) it’s fun looking through the catalog – I was fortunate … Continue reading

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Einar Petersen Mural From the Rosslyn Hotel — Found on EBay

An Einar Petersen mural from the Rosslyn Hotel. A vendor on EBay has listed what is apparently one of Einar Petersen’s long-lost murals from the Rosslyn Hotel — in rather sorry condition. The price is Buy It Now for $5,000. … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights – Hollywoodland’s Kanst Art Gallery

  The Hollywoodland housing development possessed many unique features when it opened in 1923. The neighborhood was the first themed housing development built on hillsides, the first to include a shopping center in its environs, and the first to house … Continue reading

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Schaber’s Cafeteria and Einar Petersen

This remarkable postcard postmarked 1941 of Schaber’s Cafeteria at 620 S. Broadway, showing an Einar Petersen mural,  has been listed on EBay at Buy It Now for $6.99. The Schaber Cafeteria at 620 S. Broadway was built in 1928 by … Continue reading

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Database of Slave Names Going Online

Image: “Christ Carrying the Cross Dragged by a Rogue.” The Virginia Historical Society is compiling a database of slaves and owners. The database, which will go online Wednesday, contains the names of 1,400 slaves and 180 owners, according to Eve … Continue reading

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Marion Eisenmann: Artist’s Notebook – Grand Central Market

“Grand Central Market” by Marion Eisenmann Note: I’m reposting artwork that Marion Eisenmann did with the Daily Mirror when it was at latimes.com. This one is from 2010. Marion will be giving monthly classes in plein air painting on Thursdays … Continue reading

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Found on EBay – Cafe Frankenstein

A group of slides taken by a Southern California artist has been listed on EBay. Most of the other slides are billboards that the artist apparently did. But this one of the Cafe Frankenstein Coffee House in Laguna Beach c. … Continue reading

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Coming Attractions: Classes With Marion Eisenmann

“Santa Anita Racetrack,” by Marion Eisenmann Marion Eisenmann, who shares her artwork with the Daily Mirror in Artist’s Notebook, will be giving monthly classes in plein air painting on Thursdays at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden in … Continue reading

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#art, #history, #museums 8|16|2011

Photo: “The Marriage of Tobias and Sarah” by Jan Steen. Credit: Museum Bredius in The Hague Photo: “The Marriage of Tobias and Sarah” by Jan Steen. Credit: Museum Bredius in The Hague The Hague municipality has settled with an heir … Continue reading

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#Broadway, #Civil War, #history, #museums, 8|12|2011

Photo: Diary of Alexander Sterrett Paxton. Credit: Washington and Lee University. Daniel de Vise of the Washington Post writes about a collection of six Civil War diaries obtained by Washington and Lee University. The diaries were kept by Alexander Sterrett … Continue reading

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Marion Eisenmann: Artist’s Notebook – Union Station

“Union Station” by Marion Eisenmann, Aug, 8, 2009 Note: I’m reposting the artwork Marion Eisenmann did several years ago. It’s a pleasure to share her work with a new audience.

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#architecture, #art, #black dahlia, #history, #religion, 8|9|2011

Photo: 130 W. 30th, via Google maps’ street view. SPOTLIGHT David W. Dunlap, writing in the New York Times’ City Room, tells the story of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah,  sometimes called the “gay synagogue,” which is moving into a building … Continue reading

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#art, #history, #museums, 8|6|2011

Photo: Mark Twain. Credit: Library of Congress.   RECOMMENDED Kim Palchikoff has a fascinating op-ed piece in the New York Times about some family icons that survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945. Edward Rothstein of the … Continue reading

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#art, #history, #museums, 8|5|2011

Photo: A page of Woody Guthrie’s scrapbooks. Credit: Robin Carson, the Woody Guthrie Archive   Eve M. Kahn of the New York Times examines efforts to preserve Woody Guthrie’s fragile, crumbling scrapbooks. The Woody Guthrie Foundation received  an $80,000 grant … Continue reading

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#art, #history, #museums, #World War II 8|4|2011

Photo: Retired Lt. Col. Leo R. Gray with “The Spirit of Tuskegee.” Credit: Jahi Chikwendiu / The Washington Post Jacqueline Trescott of the Washington Post writes about “The Spirit of Tuskegee,” a Stearman trainer that has been acquired by the … Continue reading

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#art, #history, #museums 8|3|2011

Photo: President John F. Kennedy and Stan Musial. Credit:  Cecil Stoughton, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Washington Post columnist John Kelly has a terrific story about author Harvey Sawler, who is looking for two boys, one white, the … Continue reading

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#history, #museums, 7|31|2011

Photo: The former MGM film exchange at Hyde and Eddy streets in San Francisco. Credit: Adithya Sambamurthy/The Bay Citizen The Bay Citizen used the upper photo with the story while NYTimes.com used the lower photo. I might have gone with … Continue reading

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#art, #history, #libraries, #museums 7|30|2011

Jean Fouquet, Le Passage du Rubicon (détail), département des Arts graphiques, musée du Louvre MUSEUMS Souren Melikian of the New York Times reviews “Enluminures: Moyen Âge et Renaissance,” at the Louvre through Oct. 10. The basic idea was to reveal … Continue reading

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Marion Eisenmann: Artist’s Notebook – Third Street Promenade

Third Street Promenade by Marion Eisenmann, Sept. 4, 2009   Note: This is one of the sketches that Marion Eisenmann did for the Daily Mirror when it was at latimes.com. I’m reposting it just as it was in 2009. Santa … Continue reading

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#history, #libraries, #museums 7|28|2011

Image: Battle of Manila Bay. Credit: Wikipedia NEWS Justin Jouvenal in the Washington Post’s Buzz, writes that the Patsy Cline Historic House is opening in Winchester, Va., on Aug. 2. The Independence Seaport Museum has made an emergency patch on … Continue reading

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