Monthly Archives: November 2008

Found on EBay — Bullocks Wilshire

Here’s an Irene Lentz outfit from Bullocks Wilshire, listed on EBay. Bidding starts at $99.99 with buy it now at $200. Another Irene Lentz dress from Bullocks Wilshire was listed earlier at $349. As with all EBay items, check the … Continue reading

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Found on EBay — Mullen and Bluett

Here’s a postcard showing Mullen and Bluett, one of the high-end clothing stories in the early days of Los Angeles, Broadway and 6th Street. On EBay starting at $7.99.

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A. Victor Segno — “How to Live 100 Years”

“It is best to have two sets of underwear and alternate them, wearing them one day at a time, allowing the other set to air for 24 hours. If possible hang them in the sunshine for it will purify them … Continue reading

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Former deputy strangles wife, kills himself as police close in, November 30, 1958

This is one of those stories where I wouldn’t change a word. We can only speculate as to who the anonymous rewrite man was, but he did a first-class job. All I can say is the obvious, which is that … Continue reading

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Nuestro Pueblo — Whittier Boulevard

  Nuestro Pueblo visits Whittier Boulevard, although it’s unclear exactly where this giant pepper tree was located on Rancho de Bartolo. I can’t locate anything about the tree’s ultimate demise, but I did find this 1930 story about what I … Continue reading

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Found on EBay — J.W. Robinson’s

Here’s a fancy beaded purse from J.W. Robinson’s listed on EBay with bids starting at $19.99.            

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History — San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo County Tribune Here’s a nice discovery: David Middlecamp at the San Luis Obispo County Tribune has been putting together a history blog, Photos From the Vault. Here’s a cropped version of a 1959 photo showing a gas … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in Vietnam; Angels’ new general manager, November 29, 1968

  Above, Thanksgiving with the 199th Light Infantry Brigade, southwest of Saigon. The Brookings Institution warns President Nixon: "he will be powerless to do much good for America if the Vietnam War drags on through his administration." The war in … Continue reading

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Found on EBay — Bullocks Wynshire

Here’s an item from the Wynshire department at Bullocks Wilshire. Listed on EBay starting at $99.

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Coming attractions — Three Stooges

The Alex Film Society will host its annual Three Stooges event at the Alex Theatre in Glendale on Nov. 29, 2008, shows at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets $15/$12.50/$8.

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Found on EBay — One Magazine

Here’s a February 1955 issue of One Magazine, published in Los Angeles, listed on EBay for $9.99. One Magazine began in 1953 and was declared obscene by the Postal Service, resulting in a landmark 1st Amendment ruling.

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Barbara Graham case revisited, November 28, 1958

Los Angeles Times file photo Murder victim Mabel Monahan. "As you went in the front door, what was the first thing that attracted your attention?" "Mrs. Graham was striking Mrs. Monahan in the face with a gun. She was standing … Continue reading

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Movie star mystery photo

Los Angeles Times file photo Our mystery guest on the left (Arthur Shields–or is it?) has more than 80 credits on imdb and more than 20 credits on on ibdb. The mystery woman (Maureen Delany) has less than 25 credits … Continue reading

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Found on EBay –Batchelder tile

Here’s a stamped Batchelder tile on EBay with bidding that started at $9.99.  I am certainly no expert, but I wouldn’t waste a dime on anything that isn’t marked Batchelder just because some EBay vendor says it’s genuine. As with … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving, 1980

Lida and Thomas Warne of Whittier celebrate their 74th wedding anniversary, 1980. According to California death records, Thomas George Warne died in 1981 at the age of 100. Lida Warne died in 1987 at the age of 100. And a … Continue reading

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O.J. Simpson wins Heisman, November 27, 1968

  O.J. Simpson won the Heisman Trophy as the best college football player of 1968 after a remarkable two-year USC career. Dwight Chapin’s story in The Times portrayed the lack of suspense–even Simpson said he was "pretty confident." Who could … Continue reading

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Poison gas kills Disney’s mother, November 27, 1938

  Above, Walt Disney gave his parents a home at 4605 Placidia Ave., Toluca Lake, for their golden wedding anniversary. According to The Times, a faulty furnace connection let carbon monoxide into the house. Disney’s father, Elias, was found unconscious … Continue reading

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Found on EBay — From Haggarty’s

Here’s a blue straw hat from Haggarty’s, an upscale women’s shop that once operated in Los Angeles, Pasadena, Beverly Hills and other Southern California locations before going out of business in 1970. Bidding starts at $9.99. 

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LAPD honors dead officer’s heroism, November 26, 1958

Police Sgt. Gene T. Nash died after a shootout with robbery suspects in an apartment house on Budlong just south of Adams. In a televised ceremony, Police Chief William H. Parker presented his widow, Cynthia, with her husband’s Medal of … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving with a microwave, 1975

The Times offers recipes for a complete  Thanksgiving dinner you can make with your new microwave. WARNING: These recipes have not been through the Daily Mirror test kitchen and are for entertainment value only.

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