Monthly Archives: February 2009

Voices — Paul Harvey, 1918 – 2009

"I never think that I’m talking to millions of people. As far as I’m concerned, I’m talking to my wife’s sister in St. Louis because I feel her concerns are the concerns of so many Americans." –Paul Harvey  

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Found on EBay — Bullock’s Wilshire

This dress from the Collegienne department at Bullock’s Wilshire has been listed on EBay. Bidding starts at $19.

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Matt Weinstock — February 28, 1959

Fix your toaster, mister? One Saturday morning about four years ago a man came into the Mayflower Hotel on Grand Avenue to repair a toaster. In the ensuing confusion involving the chef, the engineer and the assistant manager, the man … Continue reading

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Paul Coates — Confidential File, February 28, 1959

CONFIDENTIAL FILE "No Place to Pull a Job" Half a year ago, I first met Albert Ebert. He was a short and solid man whose 50-odd years had removed his hair, but none of his backbone. By trade, Ebert was … Continue reading

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In the Theaters — February 28, 1971

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Ex-Teamsters Boss Sentenced to Prison; Dodger Dome? February 28, 1959

       Ex-Teamsters Boss Dave Beck Dead at 99 JOHN BALZARTIMES STAFF WRITER 28 December 1993 Feb. 28, 1959: Former Teamsters President Dave Beck is sentenced to prison. In the preceding two decades, The Times frequently attacked "Dave Beckism." … Continue reading

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Birth Control Producing Nation of Criminals, Educator Says, February 28, 1939

The Florentine Gardens, "on Hollywood Boulevard just east of Vine Street in the city of films, Hollywood, Calif."  Until I found that "Maurice the Voice Teacher" in the Black Dahlia case was Maurice Clemens, I wondered if he was Maurice … Continue reading

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Found on EBay — Robinson’s

This pair of shoes from Robinson’s has been listed on EBay. Bidding starts at $9.99.

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Matt Weinstock — February 27, 1959

Not Dead, but Reeling Reports of the death of the movie industry at the hands of television are premature, Jerry Wald, Fox producer, told a Press Club audience. He conceded, however, under the expert needling of Joe Hyams of the … Continue reading

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Paul Coates — Confidential File, February 27, 1959

CONFIDENTIAL FILE American Cleared in Tijuana Slaying TIJUANA, Feb. 27 — Mexican officials have cleared Richard N. Thomas, 34, of La Puente, of any connection with the slaying of an unidentified woman whose torso was found 19 miles south of … Continue reading

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In the Theaters — February 27, 1960

"Ben-Hur," "The Immoral Mr. Teas" or "Scent of Mystery" In "SMELL-O-VISION"?

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Movie Star Mystery Photo

Photograph by Frank O. Brown / Los Angeles Times Just a reminder on how this works: I post the mystery photo on Monday and reveal the answer on Friday. To keep the mystery photo from getting lost in the other … Continue reading

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Outbursts in Sirhan Trial; Dodgers Promote Lasorda, February 27, 1969

Now those are some bell bottoms. If you don’t remember them, ask your mom. Nixon to address West German parliament. At left, more oil washes ashore near Santa Barbara, but it’s unclear whether this is from the original spill or … Continue reading

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Found on EBay — Mullet and Bluett

This postcard of the Mullen and Bluett store has been listed on EBay. Bidding starts at $3.99.

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Matt Weinstock — February 26, 1959

‘Criminal’ Confesses The lady admits her crime. The engine in her 1947 Mercury station wagon is inefficient. And when the APCD man stopped her a block from her home in Whittier and told her it was emitting 70% white smoke, … Continue reading

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Paul Coates — Confidential File, February 26, 1959

Since Coates is ill (don’t worry, he’ll be back), here’s Abby. I guess this is documented proof that people actually put lampshades on their heads at 1950s parties. I thought they only existed in the comics.

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Dear ‘Changeling’ Fans

Dear "Changeling" fans, The Daily Mirror appreciates your interest and feedback. Some of you may wonder why your comments aren’t posted. The reason is that the Daily Mirror is dedicated to not spreading misinformation and some of your posts have … Continue reading

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In the Theaters — February 26, 1955

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The 1950s — Caught in a Flash

Photograph by Neil Clemans News photography as it was practiced in the 1950s. The era of journalism when newspapers had easy access to celebrities, the police and just about anybody else lives again in Neil Clemans’ " Picturing the ’50s," … Continue reading

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Found on EBay — Williams and Walker

The sheet music of "You’re in the Right Church but the Wrong Pew," as performed by Williams and Walker, has been listed on EBay. Bidding starts at $12.

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