Monthly Archives: December 2008

Voices — Christine Collins, November 12, 1930

From the California State Archives The Christine Collins letters The woman whose tragedy inspired the Clint Eastwood movie "Changeling" tells her story in her own words. Los Angeles, Cal.November 12, 1930 Mr. Chas. L. NeumillerPresident Board of Prison DirectorsReprisa, California … Continue reading

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Robbery suspect kills LAPD officer, 1958

Photograph by Larry Harnisch / Los Angeles Times The grave of Sgt. Gene T. Nash, Rose Hills Memorial Park. Note: This updates a post from November. Photograph by Larry Harnisch / Los Angeles Times On the night of Oct. 20, … Continue reading

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Found on EBay — Bullock’s Wilshire

Here’s an interesting number (check out the zebra stripes!) from the Collegienne department of Bullock’s Wilshire. Listed on EBay starting at $275.            

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Voices — Christine Collins, November 10, 1930

From the California State Archives The Christine Collins letters The woman whose tragedy inspired the Clint Eastwood movie "Changeling" tells her story in her own words. 2614 N. Griffin Ave. Los Angeles, Cal. Nov. 10, 1930 Mr. Charles L. Neumiller … Continue reading

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Bookie shot to death in Hollywood, December 1938

The murder scene, 6057 Selma Ave. Above, the Selma Avenue neighborhood today. By the end of 1938, Weldon sensed that he was a marked man and that death was not far off. He could have stayed out of Los Angeles … Continue reading

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Voices — Freddie Hubbard, 1938 – 2008

Freddie Hubbard tells Leonard Feather: "I’ve worked very hard to get as far as I have. I think the turning point came when I toured in Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers in the early ’60s. Art spotlighted all his soloists, gave … Continue reading

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Found on EBay — Culver City Speedway

A program has been listed on EBay for the 1925 auto races, when driver Frank Elliott set a world record of 127.87 mph.

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Voices — Christine Collins, November 10, 1930

The Christine Collins letters The woman whose tragedy inspired the Clint Eastwood movie "Changeling" tells her story in her own words.  

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Fierce fighting in Cuba, near riot as Colts win over Giants, December 29, 1958

Creswell, Ore., farmer Harry Holt helps bring 107 Eurasian children from South Korean for adoption in the United States. Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6 (missing)Part 7Part 8 The Colts defeated the New York Giants to win the NFL championship … Continue reading

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Found on EBay — Williams and Walker

Sheet music of "I May Be Crazy but I Ain’t No Fool," by Alex Rogers, sung by Bert Williams. Listed on EBay starting at $25.

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Voices — Christine Collins, November 9, 1930

From the California State Archives The Christine Collins letters The woman whose tragedy inspired the Clint Eastwood movie "Changeling" tells her story in her own words.   Los Angeles Calif.   Nov. 9, 1930         Dear Mr. … Continue reading

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Movie stars to watch in the new year, tribute to Archie Moore, December 28, 1958

Hedda Hopper’s predictions for the next crop of movie stars somehow bypasses the cast of "7th Voyage of Sinbad." (Listen to the orchestration in Bernard Herrmann’s score for the sword fight with the skeleton: tuba, xylophone and something rattley, like … Continue reading

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

"A shoe should fit snug at the heel and over the instep so that the foot does not slip forward when walking. There should be plenty of room for the toes to spread apart. High French heels are to be … Continue reading

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Voices — Christine Collins, November 6, 1930

The Christine Collins letters The woman whose tragedy inspired the Clint Eastwood movie "Changeling" tells her story in her own words. Many people wonder if the religious leaders in "Changeling" are actual people. Here’s evidence that the Rev. Gustav A. … Continue reading

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Republican senator calls for smaller government; Rams fire coach, December 27, 1968

Here’s an impressive lineup of writers: Art Seidenbaum, Sen. Everett M. Dirksen (R-Ill), William F. Buckley, and Evans and Novak. By any measure, George Allen was a highly successful football coach. But after a holiday phone call from Rams owner … Continue reading

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Voices — Michael Connelly

Photograph by Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times Michael Connelly’s press pass from his days at The Times. Most of Warner’s Missing Animation Cels Are Recovered Cartoons: The studio uses private investigators and lawsuits to retrieve the drawings. The artist … Continue reading

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Found on EBay — Florentine Gardens

I I always enjoy looking at the souvenir photos from the Florentine Gardens, a huge nightclub on Hollywood Boulevard. Here’s one from 1944 listed on EBay. 

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Voices — Christine Collins, November 1, 1930

The Christine Collins letters The woman whose tragedy inspired the Clint Eastwood movie "Changeling" tells her story in her own words. Los Angeles, Calif.Nov. 1, 1930 Dear Mr. Clark I am writing you a few lines to let you know … Continue reading

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Top stories of the year, 1938

Czechoslovakia, the Holocaust, gains by the Republican Party and "Wrong Way" Corrigan’s flight to Ireland were the four most important stories of the year, according to the Gallup poll. http://www.archive.org/flow/FlowPlayerLight.swf One 1938 story we neglected at the Daily Mirror was … Continue reading

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Voices — Harold Pinter, 1930 — 2008

"Nearly all my work starts with an image, in the case of ‘Betrayal‘ an image of a man and a woman sitting in a pub (the opening shot in the film). One merges this image with one’s own observations and … Continue reading

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