Monthly Archives: November 2007

Dec. 1, 1957

     

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Hippodrome mystery

A trip to the archives clears up the mystery about what became of the Hippodrome. As I suspected, the back of the theater was demolished, but the facade was saved.   Photograph by the Los Angeles TimesNotice that the Main … Continue reading

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Nov. 30, 1957

 

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At the Coliseum

Brian Hanrahan, one of my friends at the website, asks if there are any historic pictures of the Coliseum at the Daily Mirror HQ. The answer is "of course." In fact, here’s a photo showing Los Angeles police officers at … Continue reading

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Main Street Gym

I dug out the old photos of the Main Street Gym and fired up the scanner at the Daily Mirror HQ.   Photograph by Marilynn K. Yee / Los Angeles Times Then I took a closer look at this picture … Continue reading

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Nov. 29, 1957

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Aaron baseball sold

Nov. 29, 1957 Adjusted for inflation, this baseball went for $7,165.28 in 2006 dollars.   I can hear every memorabilia collector in America screaming.

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Photo shoot

Here’s how news editors (now they’re called "page designers") used to crop feature pictures down to a one-column mug. The original portrait. Here’s hoping the poor AP photographer never saw how it got butchered.    First, rotate the picture so … Continue reading

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Woman kills robber

  Nov. 28, 1957 Los Angeles The last bad decision in James B. Burton’s 42 years of bad decisions was to light a cigarette. Because to light the cigarette, he had to put down his gun.  Of course he had … Continue reading

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Nov. 28, 1957

     

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In memoriam

Nov. 25, 1957Los Angeles The Daily Mirror is in mourning.     Email me

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Kennedys have girl

Nov. 27, 1957

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Rampages revisited

  Photograph by Larry Harnisch / Los Angeles TimesHere’s 307 Tamarac Drive, where Harvey F. Rawlings killed his family and committed suicide.   And this is 555 Avenue 64, where Harold Oilar killed his family in 1954.   And here’s … Continue reading

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Murder-suicide

Nov. 27, 1957 Los Angeles Everybody says the Rawlings family are fine people. They have a big house at 307 Tamarac Drive in San Rafael, one of the finer neighborhoods in Pasadena. Nice house, isn’t it? Four bedrooms, two baths, … Continue reading

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Nov. 27, 1957

 

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Caryl Chessman

Nov. 26, 1957Los Angeles Here’s an update on two stories we have been following…. After 98 witnesses and eight weeks of testimony, the prosecution is about to rest in the murder trial of L. Ewing Scott. Throughout the trial, the … Continue reading

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Mystery photo

I came across this photo in the archives and thought I’d share it. This is Orson Welles at the Stork Club in New York in early 1946. Who’s the blonde?   Los Angeles Times file photo   Virginia Mayo? Interesting … Continue reading

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Nov. 26, 1957

 

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Things to come

Nov. 25, 1957Los Angeles The designers display a painting of the proposed Theme Building at LAX:  

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Sex change

Nov. 25, 1957 Scotland Frank Little, 40, was a brilliant scientist, a husband, the father of three children–and he was terribly unhappy being a man, according to an Associated Press story from Rosyth, Scotland. Little said that his psychological and … Continue reading

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