Monthly Archives: September 2010

Found on EBay – American National Bank Building

The American National Bank Building, left, at Second Street and Broadway is among the buildings featured in a souvenir booklet listed on EBay. Other downtown buildings shown in the booklet include the Farmers & Merchants National Bank Building, the Grosse … Continue reading

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Voices – Tony Curtis

  April 3, 1977: Tony Curtis tells the late Roderick Mann, “I've put nearly 30 years into acting, and it would be nice to have got back a little respect from the profession. Bit I never got it, never.”

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Clarence Darrow at the Higgins Building

Los Angeles Times file photo Landmark alert! Clarence Darrow had an office on the ninth floor of the Higgins Building, in the southwest corner, on the west side of the hall.  –People vs. Clarence Darrow, Page 721.

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Found on EBay – Norman Chandler

This portrait of Times Publisher Norman Chandler is part of an album of photographs that has been listed on EBay. Other subjects include Francis Cardinal McIntyre, Will Rogers and Mayor Norris Poulson. Bidding starts at $9.99.

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Google and History

Clarence Darrow, the lead defense attorney for the McNamara brothers in The Times bombing,  vs. Gloria Allred in Google searches for the last 12 months.

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Quote of the Day

Los Angeles Times file photo “I never saw a Chicago policeman that would not take some money.” — James B. McNamara, shown at Folsom Prison with Tom Mooney in 1939.   

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From the Vaults: ‘Spider Baby’ (1968)

Happy autumnal equinox, my scrappy yet plucky band of readers! The unmistakable slant of fall light is upon us now, even in the 90-degree afternoons, and with it comes my very favorite season for movie watching. Which means I have … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo

Los Angeles Times file photo  Just a reminder on how this works: I post the mystery photo on Monday and reveal the answer on Friday … or on Saturday if I have a hard time picking only five pictures; sometimes … Continue reading

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Grace Bradley – Photo Album

Los Angeles Times file photo   Los Angeles Times file photo When you read our obit on Grace Bradley Boyd, you might have remembered that she was a mystery guest in July 2009. Here are some more pictures of her. … Continue reading

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Buddy Collette — ‘Shotgun Freeway’

Amid the tributes to Buddy Collette, Daily Mirror readers should remember that he appears in “Shotgun Freeway,” one of the great documentaries about Los Angeles. The trailer is here.

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Coming Attractions –- Republic Pictures’ Anniversary [Updated]

Los Angeles Times file photo Daily Mirror mystery guest Jimmy Lydon is scheduled to take part in a panel from 1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the 75th Anniversary Celebration of Republic Pictures. Jane Withers, Jane Kean, Theodore Bikel, … Continue reading

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The Times Eagle [Updated]

  Dec. 5, 1891: The Times Eagle is installed on the roof of Times Building No. 2 at First Street and Broadway on Dec. 5, 1891, after being made by the J.L. Mott Iron Works of Chicago and brought to … Continue reading

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Lakers Sign Jerry West

  Sept. 21, 1960: The Lakers signed rookie Jerry West to a two-year contract. West played 14 seasons for the Lakers, winning one championship in a remarkable career that helped make basketball a marquee sport in L.A. He might have … Continue reading

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Fragments of History

Feb. 5, 1896: The Times published a line drawing of its  counter, which in true Victorian fashion, was made from an array of historic artifacts: Wood from Union and Confederate ships, a piece of the famous Aliso tree that was … Continue reading

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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 $19.99.

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Movieland Mystery Photo — Updated

           Los Angeles Times file photo  Here’s our mystery fellow with two mystery companions! [Update, Sept. 20, 2010: I usually start a new mystery guest on Monday, but I wanted to run one more photo of our weekend mystery chap, … Continue reading

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On Assignment – Times Bombing

  As the anniversary of The Times bombing draws near, I thought I’d ask Daily Mirror readers what they might like to know about the incident. I have spent the last few weeks researching the bombing and I’ve had access … Continue reading

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From the Vaults: ‘The Wolf Man’ (1941)

Well, I am fudging on the year again this week, mostly because I had 1941's "The Wolf Man" in my queue and felt like watching it. And here at From the Vaults, that means I felt like writing about it! … Continue reading

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Voices – Roderick Mann

    Here are two of the hundreds of profiles done for The Times by Roderick Mann, who died Friday at the age of 87. His first byline in The Times was a 1975 interview with Ava Gardner (d.1990), in … Continue reading

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A Notable Absence – Updated

  Note: A bloodless bullfight at Schuetzen Park. [Update: Schuetzen Park was renamed Rose Hills Park about 1923.] Sept. 16, 1910: Many writers have noted that Gen. Harrison Gray Otis wasn’t in Los Angeles when The Times was bombed but … Continue reading

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