Happy New Year, 1959!

The rest of the world may peer into a darkened crystal ball, but at the Daily Mirror, we know what the future has to bring.

In 1959, Los Angeles won the series and we lost Errol Flynn and Raymond Chandler. Nikita Khrushchev paid us a call. Schoolchildren designed 50-star flags to welcome Hawaii and Alaska into the U.S. And a municipal judge named David Williams wonders why the LAPD mostly arrests African Americans for gambling; 5,210 blacks compared with 482 whites for 1958.

It’s going to be quite a year–stay tuned!

Flynn discusses his 1959 trip to Cuba.

Raymond Chandler’s obit
runs on Page 4 of The Times.
Baby Boomers rotted their minds with “Clutch Cargo.”
While their parents listened to Miles Davis–or Arthur Godfrey.
And Jack Kerouac turned up on Steve Allen’s TV show.

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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1 Response to Happy New Year, 1959!

  1. Arye Michael Bender says:

    A certain sadness overcomes me this morning, as I realize The Daily Mirror now leaves those exquisite years of ’38, ’48, ’58, and ’68 for the more prosaic ones that end in ‘9.
    Perhaps there really is something to numerology and The Kabbalah after all. Time, and Larry Harnisch, will tell.


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