Monthly Archives: May 2009

Specialists in Men’s Problems

May 29, 1899: What to do about men's "loss of vital force." 

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Murdered Teenager Found Near Tracks

  May 29, 1919

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Found on EBay — Bullock’s Wilshire

Talk about a period piece! This polyester outfit from Bullock's Wilshire has been listed on EBay.  Bidding starts at $9.99.

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Matt Weinstock, May 28, 1959

A Fast Start A long-cherished dream of the professors of the Italian department at UCLA — a cultural magazine named the Italian Quarterly — recently came true. As any proud authors, the profs were keenly interested in its reception. Would … Continue reading

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Paul V. Coates — Confidential File, May 28, 1959

Confidential File Medical Profession Recognizes a Peril There are groups in this town that are highly sensitive to criticism by the press. So sensitive, in fact, that I get the feeling sometimes they'd just as soon we didn't exist. They … Continue reading

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A Kinder, Simpler Time Dept: Your Music

May 28, 1981. $842.16 USD 3008

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Mayor Reelected, Angels Fire Manager

View this page Sam Yorty wins the mayor's race, but … View this page… loses to Tom Bradley in 1973 after a particularly dirty campaign. Looking back, it's easy to see why the Angels hired a former Dodger executive to … Continue reading

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U.S. Plays England in Los Angeles Soccer Match

May 28, 1959: Ed Hopkinson during practice before the U.S.-England match. Peter Young writes: I'm a regular reader of your blog, and I've e-mailed you a few times before with praise for the blog and a correction or two.   … Continue reading

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Jewish Refugees Pour Into Shanghai


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Woman Charged With Robbing Man

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Black Dahlia-Related Photos for Sale

Mark Hansen's photos, up for auction. An auction house has contacted me with information about a group of photos tangentially related to the Black Dahlia case. Mark Hansen, a partner in the Florentine Gardens nightclub, was a suspect in the … Continue reading

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Found on EBay — LAPD Mug Shot

On June 15, 1908, The Times reported the case of "R. Fernandez," who was accused of trying to steal a suitcase from a wagon on Main Street. This mug shot of Ralph Hernandez, arrested in the attempted theft, has been … Continue reading

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Matt Weinstock, May 27, 1959

Check out this font. How about that G in "judge?" Police File Trouble A television station's mishandling of confidential information from criminal files in the Police Dept.'s record room has complicated the lives and labors of those hard-working, hard-bitten police … Continue reading

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Paul V. Coates — Confidential File, May 27, 1959

Is that really Toulouse-Lautrec's "A La Mie" balanced on a chair in a publicity photo for Irving Stone, the Mirror's new art crtic? It most certainly is. Luckily, the painting is now in safer hands at the Museum of Fine … Continue reading

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A Kinder, Simpler Time Dept: Grooming Accessories

May 27, 1979

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Monorail Planned for Downtown Los Angeles!

"She Was Gone … Real Gone!" Voters reject higher taxes. View this page Beatnik robbers tell victim to "play it cool." Woof, Daddy-o. Above, another mass-transit plan that never got off the drawing board. All right, you kids, no more … Continue reading

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Telephone Bandit Goes on Rampage

May 27, 1939: The Telephone Bandit shoots up pay phones to keep victims from reporting holdups.

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Woman Attempts Suicide in Los Angeles River

May 27, 1919.

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Cooking With the Junior League: That ’70s Show

This week in Cooking With the Junior League, Mary McCoy delves into 1970s recipes from El Paso. She writes: "Since its publication in 1974, the Junior League of El Paso’s cookbook, Seasoned With Sun has gone through numerous printings and … Continue reading

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Found on EBay — Matt Weinstock

Two copies of Matt Weinstock's "My L.A." have been listed on EBay. The book, which Weinstock wrote while he was at the Daily News, is quite like his columns for The Times. One copy is priced at $15 …. and … Continue reading

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