May 22, 1958


Above, a stripteuse brings a lawsuit alleging botched plastic surgery — on her neck. As if you can see her neck in this photo.

At left, it’s divorce No. 2 for Jack Webb, this time from actress Dorothy Towne … Mourners bid farewell to Ronald Colman, who receives a 14-minute service at All Saints by the Sea Episcopal Church in Montecito, Calif. … And we have a visually stunning map of commuting times in Los Angeles. Must be the influence of rock ‘n’ roll on L.A. radio stations. Because of the new freeways, downtown is within a 30-minute drive anywhere in Los Angeles County — at least in off hours, The Times says.

May 8, 1958: Disc jockey Alan Freed is charged with "inciting the unlawful destruction of property" during a riot that broke out at a rock ‘n’ roll concert at the Boston Arena. 

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1 Response to May 22, 1958

  1. MichaelRyerson says:

    Dorothy Towne, the ex-Missus Webb, is identified here as an actress but I can find no mention of her in IMDB. Was she strictly a stage actress? Anybody?


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