Movieland Mystery Photo — Update

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  Photograph by the Los Angeles Times  

Update: Chauffeur Ernest Peters, left, talks to Sid Grauman. Please congratulate Mary Mallory and Mike Hawks for identifying Grauman!

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  Photograph by the Los Angeles Times  

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  Photograph by the Los Angeles Times  
  Dce. 21, 1935, Thelma Todd  

Dec. 21-23, 1935: The Thelma Todd story dwindles and falls off of Page 1. Notice that the case prompted crank mail, like the 1947 Black Dahlia case. 

On Dec. 23, The Times reported on tests by LAPD chemist Ray Pinker to see how quickly someone would be overcome by monoxide fumes from Todd's 12-cylinder Lincoln. Detective Joe Whitehead volunteered to sit at the wheel with a stopwatch while the engine was started and the garage door closed. Whitehead lasted about 90 seconds before pounding on the door to be released.

ALSO

Ray Pinker on the Daily Mirror

 

  Dec. 21, 1935, Thelma Todd  
  Dec. 21, 1935, Thelma Todd

 
  Dec. 20, 1935, Thelma Todd

 
  Dec. 22, 1935, Thelma Todd

 

  Dec. 23, 1935, Thelma Todd  

  Dec. 23, 1935, Thelma Todd  

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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3 Responses to Movieland Mystery Photo — Update

  1. Mary Mallory says:

    That’s Sid Grauman on the right.

    Like

  2. Mike Hawks says:

    Well, I recognize Sid Graumann on the right.

    Like

  3. Native Angeleno says:

    Hazard any thoughts, Larry? Or are too many pieces missing?

    Like

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