Los Angeles Examiner Negatives Collection in the the Regional History Collection of USC Libraries
OK, who are they?
- Jerry Geisler and Lana Turner? (Chris Morales and Mike Mynahan). Yep, they were easy. Now for the fun part: Who are the other two people standing behind them?
- It’s Nieson Himmel!! (Keith Thursby). Yes. It’s our own legendary Niesen Himmel, then of the Herald-Express. But who’s the woman next to him?
- Kendis Rochlen (Veteran sports columnist John Hall). Rochlen, who wrote "Candid Kendis" for the Mirror, later went into TV.
Is this all there is?
–I’m not exactly sure how you mean that…
–But she is identified. Thanks for reading!
Who was Irwin Berke?
–Good question. According to The Times clips, he was a producer at KCOP-TV Channel 13 and worked with an on-air personality named Tom Duggan in the late 1950s. Duggan quit KCOP after making some raw remarks on the air about Berke, George Jessel and a few other individuals. Berke plays a faculty member in the cinematic triumph “Sex Kittens Go to College.”