Monthly Archives: September 2008

Rosh Hashana, 1951

Photograph by the Los Angeles Times Rosh Hashana preparations in Pasadena, September 1951. The Times reported a novel approach to holiday celebrations all under roof: Orthodox, Conservative, Reconstructionist and youth services. Louis B. Silver, left, was to conduct the Orthodox … Continue reading

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Movie revival — The Tingler

Coming soon to a theater near you… Above, "The Tingler," 1959. Oct. 31, 2008, 8 p.m. Silent Movie Theatre. Tickets $12.  

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Movie star mystery photo

Los Angeles Times file photo Our actress had a long career on Broadway and appeared in silent and sound films as well as on television. She is listed in imdb (more than 50 credits) and Wikipedia. Update: We have the … Continue reading

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Rams win against Cleveland, September 30, 1968

Above, Alabama Gov. George Wallace plans a TV appearance for his presidential campaign. By Keith ThursbyTimes Staff Writer The Rams moved to 2-0 with a 24-6 victory at Cleveland. The Rams broke open the game in the fourth quarter and … Continue reading

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Victory for Hitler, September 30, 1938

Agreement hands Czech territory to Nazis Britain, France, Germany and Italy sign a compromise that is given to Czechoslovakia. If the nation refuses to accept being partitioned, it would stand alone against a German invasion.   Cary Grant is reading … Continue reading

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Rosh Hashana, 1948

Photograph by Ray Graham / Los Angeles Times Rosh Hashana at the Jewish Home for the Aged, 325 S. Boyle Ave., in a photo taken in advance, Sept. 29, 1948.  (In 1948, Rosh Hashana began Oct. 3). From left, Abraham … Continue reading

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Hershiser breaks Drysdale’s record, September 29, 1988

Photograph by Anacleto Rapping / Los Angeles Times Orel Hershiser pitches for the Dodgers against Cincinnati, April 14, 2000. By Keith Thursby Times Staff Writer Twenty years ago, I witnessed an important moment in Dodger history. Good thing they don’t … Continue reading

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Rams win with last-minute field goal, September 29, 1958

Clark Kerr becomes head of the University of California.  By Keith Thursby Times Staff Writer The Rams opened the 1958 season with a last-minute 30-27 loss to the Cleveland Browns at the Coliseum. Lou Groza kicked a nine-yard field goal … Continue reading

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San Marino woman commits suicide, September 29, 1958

Above, pro baseball players shatter youngsters’ illusions by refusing to sign autographs. I guess Pat Brown can rule out an endorsement from The Times. Such was the state of political cartoons at The Times before the arrival of Paul Conrad. … Continue reading

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Movie revivals — He Who Gets Slapped

Coming soon to a theater near you… Above, "He Who Gets Slapped,"1925. Oct. 1, 2008, 8 p.m. Silent Movie Theatre. Tickets $10"He Who Gets Slapped," Lon Chaney, Norma Shearer, John Gilbert.

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Los Angeles mayor begins City Hall cleanup, September 28, 1938

Mayor Bowron asks 117 commission members to quit Two members of the Police Commission resign and the head of the LAPD vice squad announces his retirement. "You Can’t Take It With You," one of my favorites. The Monte Carlo Ballet! … Continue reading

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Charles Champlin on Paul Newman

Photograph by Bruce Gilbert / For The Times Paul Newman, Westport, Conn., April 2000 Hot, Sexy and (Almost) 70 He’s played a rogue’s gallery of rascals throughout his 38-year movie career, but somehow, with Paul Newman in the role, they … Continue reading

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Movie revivals — Devil in a Blue Dress

Coming soon to a theater near you… Above, "Devil in a Blue Dress." Jan. 13, 2009, 8 p.m. Ramo Auditorium at Caltech."Devil in a Blue Dress," with discussion afterward. Frank Capra Film Series. Free.

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Paul Newman, 1925-2008

Jan. 30, 1958Los Angeles Update: This was an entry I did in January for the 50th wedding anniversary of Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman. I’m reposting it after learning that Newman has died. Recognize these young movie stars? I read … Continue reading

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Los Angeles history — Valley dining

I loved going to the Samoa House as a youngster growing up in the Valley inthe ’60s.  The rib dinners were great.  I loved the blue cheese saladdressing.  I recall there were several different rib dinners and the priceswere probably … Continue reading

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Vin Scully is the best in the business, September 27, 1968

"Whiskey river, don’t run dry…." By Keith Thursby Times Staff Writer Vin Scully’s fans include his competitors in the broadcast booth. Dick Enberg had just signed a deal to become the Angels’ lead broadcaster, a job he would hold through … Continue reading

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Leading defense attorney dies; Dodgers win against Cubs, September 27, 1958

LeCompte Davis dies at 95 Prominent attorney represented the McNamara brothers in The Times bombing and Alexander Pantages in his famous sexual assault case.  Stewart Granger in "Harry Black and the Tiger."   LeCompte Davis, left, with Frank Bryson in … Continue reading

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Movie revivals — The Cross and the Switchblade

Coming soon to a theater near you… Above, "The Cross and the Switchblade," 1970. Sept. 27, 2008, 10 p.m. Silent Movie Theatre. Tickets $10."The Cross and the Switchblade," Pat Boone and Erik Estrada.

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Europe at brink of war, September 26, 1938

Diplomats race to prevent fighting Czechoslovakia destroys bridges along its border to hinder German invasion. "Too Hot to Handle," with Clark Gable and Myrna Loy. Times staff artist Harlan Kirby draws  a Page 1 map of the way Hitler proposes … Continue reading

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Los Angeles history — Nuestro Pueblo visits the Witch House

516 Walden Ave. in Beverly Hills in 1938, above, and via Google maps’ street view.

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