Monthly Archives: January 2009

Found on EBay — Bullock’s Wilshire

Check out this fabric. Definitely of an era. From the Wynshire department at Bullock’s Wilshire, listed on EBay. Bidding starts at $6.99.

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Matt Weinstock — January 31, 1959

Dash Dashes Dreams Among those who went along on American Airlines’ first jet flight to New York a few days ago was this paper’s Bill Thomas. His colleagues felt the event should be commemorated, and as the hour for departure … Continue reading

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Paul Coates — Confidential File, January 31, 1959

CONFIDENTIAL FILE Junks ‘Junk’; Grads Applaud It’s commencement week, but the proudest graduate in Southern California today isn’t from any institution of learning. He went through his ceremony in a shabby Ocean Park store-front dwelling crowded with friends whose combined … Continue reading

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Voices — Christine Collins, August 17, 1932

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Company Town

You may recall my recent post about lunch with Harry Medved and the continuing quest to determine the name and date of the first film shot entirely in Los Angeles. Val Almendarez, collections archivist at the Academy of Motion Picture … Continue reading

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Found on EBay — Haggarty’s

A 1961 catalog for Haggarty’s has been listed on EBay. Bidding starts at $1.99. Haggarty’s, a prestigious chain of women’s clothing stores that began in 1917, closed in 1970 with $4.4 million in debt after losing money for years, The … Continue reading

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Matt Weinstock — January 30, 1959

Life Can Be Lovely Everywhere a person turns, it seems, another Tishman building is springing up. It’s a magic name in the construction industry. And the other day there was 56-year-old, Harvard-educated, serene-looking Norman Tishman himself, proudly showing people around … Continue reading

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Paul Coates — Confidential File, January 30, 1959

CONFIDENTIAL FILE Crackdown Hits Death Ballads Stop that dancing up there. And sit down a minute. I want to talk to you. I suppose you know that most of this town’s top disc jockeys have — either by choice or … Continue reading

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Voices — Christine Collins, August 16, 1932

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Movie Star Mystery Photo

Los Angeles Times photo Update: This is Mary Pickford and Cecil B. De Mille after he received an Oscar and an Irving Thalberg Award at the 1953 Academy Awards. Update: Many Daily Mirror readers have correctly identified the people in … Continue reading

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Man Kills Dentist Over Picture, 1936

I said in a previous post that the fate of Peter Voiss' burros was unrecorded. Unrecorded in The Times, that is. Regular Daily Mirror reader Dick Morris sent along some information about Voiss and his beloved animals, Trixie, Jimmie and … Continue reading

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Marilyn Monroe Mystery

Until I came across the news stories about him threatening his wife with a butcher knife, I’d never heard of Thomas T. Chamales. I picked up a copy of "Never So Few" because The Times’ Robert Kirsch called it "Easily … Continue reading

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Matt Weinstock — January 29, 1959

Samaritan on Trial Alvin Thomas is deeply distressed. Health inspectors came into his apartment on N Van Ness Avenue a few weeks ago and cited him for violating a city ordinance, harboring pigeons, nine of them. He told them he … Continue reading

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Paul Coates — Confidential File, January 29, 1959

CONFIDENTIAL FILE Here’s Volunteer for Outer Space NEW YORK, Jan. 28– T. Keith Glennan, U.S. space chief, announced last night that the selection of America’s first human space traveler is under way. According to Glennan, the new Federal Space Agency … Continue reading

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Found on EBay — Player Ejected During Dodger Game, 1958

Here’s an interesting little item. Umpire Bill Jackowski’s report on why he ejected Don Hoak. Bidding starts at $49.95. The Times’ story doesn’t mention Hoak getting thrown out, but the box score revealed there were only three umpires. Maybe that’s … Continue reading

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Voices — Christine Collins, August 16, 1932

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Woman Loses Children Over Nude Photos; Angels Earn Most of Cubs’ Income, January 29, 1949

A panel from "Terry and the Pirates," by George Wunder. At left, The Times’ comics page from 1949. Moon Mullins … Li’l Abner …  Brenda Starr … Dick Tracy … Orphan Annie … but also Ella Cinders … Napoleon … … Continue reading

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Jewish Home for the Aged — Ida Mayer Cummings

Photograph by Ken Dare / Los Angeles Times Ida Mayer Cummings, Dec. 15, 1957. Alicia Mayer Beverley writes from Australia: I ran across your blog entry on the 1957 Women of the Year. My great-grandmother Ida Mayer Cummings is one … Continue reading

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Found on EBay — Batchelder Tile

Here’s a matched pair of Batchelder tile…. This tile is listed here >>> This tile is listed here >>>

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