Monthly Archives: March 2009

Found on EBay — Duesenberg

What appears to be an authentic Deusenberg 8 radiator emblem has been listed on EBay. Bidding starts at $49.99.

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In the Theaters — March 31, 1986

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Trouble Was His Business — Raymond Chandler

A historic passion * Author Judith Freeman researched Raymond Chandler's marriage. November 7, 2007 By Graham Fuller, Special to The Times Twenty years ago, Judith Freeman became "obsessed," as she puts it, with Raymond Chandler, whose novels featuring the private … Continue reading

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Christine Jorgensen Tries to Marry, March 31, 1959

  Christine Jorgensen and Howard J. Knox attempted to get married, but could not obtain a license.  The Times headline writers had fun with this: Ex-GI becomes GI-RL. Har har har. And the same day, an ad for the upcoming … Continue reading

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Nuestro Pueblo, March 31, 1939

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Found on EBay — L.A. Streetcars

This lot of books about streetcars has been listed on EBay and includes several on the Pacific Electric Railway and one on pre-Huntington cars. The books are listed as best offer or Buy It Now for $150.

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Matt Weinstock — March 30, 1959

Back on Canopus … Another election is only a week away and the air is heavy with confusion, obscurantism and apathy — mostly apathy. The confusion belongs to the voters. Many of them are recent arrivals who don't understand our … Continue reading

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Paul Coates — Confidential File, March 30, 1959

Confidential File Operas Recalled … the Sudsy Kind You really want to know what’s bothering me? Or are you just asking to be nice? What’s bothering me is this gnawing feeling that I’m not in the swim any more. I’ve … Continue reading

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In the Theaters — March 30, 1983

 

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Trouble Was His Business — Raymond Chandler

A historic passion * Author Judith Freeman researched Raymond Chandler’s marriage. November 07, 2007 By Graham Fuller, Special to The Times Twenty years ago, Judith Freeman became "obsessed," as she puts it, with Raymond Chandler, whose novels featuring the private … Continue reading

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Voices — Maurice Jarre, 1924-2009

Q & A MAURICE JARRE Ode to David Lean August 8, 1993 By SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER Oscar-winning composer Maurice Jarre leads the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in a special salute to his frequent collaborator, the late director David Lean, … Continue reading

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‘Ma’ Duncan

Photograph by John Malmin / Los Angeles Times Defendants Augustine Baldonado, left, and Luis Moya stand during the arraignment of Elizabeth Ann Duncan, with attorney S. Ward Sullivan, in Ventura County. By Catriona Lavery Elizabeth Ann Duncan hired two men … Continue reading

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New Light on ‘Dark Shadows’

[Did we misspell Barnabas all the way through this story? Yes.–lrh] Frid, Minus Fangs, to Read in O.C. Performance: The actor has less than fond memories for his years as vampire Barnabus Collins on TV’s ‘Dark Shadows.’ October 26, 1991 … Continue reading

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In the Theaters — March 29, 1980

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Trouble Was His Business — Raymond Chandler

Two true loves * The Long Embrace Raymond Chandler and the Woman He Loved Judith Freeman Pantheon: 354 pp., $25.95 November 04, 2007 By Richard Rayner, Richard Rayner’s new book, "The Associates: Four Capitalists Who Created California," is due out … Continue reading

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Actress Near Death After Beating; Gehrig in Decline, March 29, 1939

Dewitt Clinton Cook, who admitted attacking actress Delia Bogard, was executed Jan. 31, 1941, in the fatal beating of Anya Sosoyeva.  Bogard died in 1995 in Los Angeles at the age of 74. Ouch! A Duesenberg Model J sedan for … Continue reading

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Found on EBay — 1905 Performance of ‘Parsifal’

Listed on EBay: An usher’s ribbon from the 1905 performances of "Parsifal" in Los Angeles. Bidding starts at $9.99. The 1905 performance of "Parsifal" was such a significant event that The Times published the names of what appears to be … Continue reading

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Matt Weinstock — March 28, 1959

No Martians — Yet All right, relax, everyone. You too, Mary Louise. Those cryptic numerals and markings on streets and sidewalks were not made by slithering invaders from another planet plotting our destruction. Perhaps you too have seen them. Some … Continue reading

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Paul Coates — Confidential File, March 28, 1959

Confidential File Mash Notes and Comments (Press Release) "Americans are too modest! "Branded as braggarts by the rest of the world, we nevertheless suffer from a highly sensitized cultural inferiority complex. "We consider ourselves peerless in science, technology and industrial … Continue reading

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In the Theaters — March 28, 1978

 

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