Oct. 12, 1941: Tom Treanor writes about the era when mourners could board a special funeral car that also carried the casket to the cemetery. C.V. Means, general traffic agent of the Los Angeles Railway, says that anyone can still hire a streetcar at $16.50 ($241.60 USD 2010) for three hours.
Jimmie Fidler muses on the quick demise of John Murray Anderson’s Silver Screen Revue, a new production at the Wilshire Bowl that featured the previous generation of Hollywood stars celebrating the 35th anniversary of motion pictures. The show featured Betty Compson, Clara Kimball Young, Chester Conklin and Snub Pollard.
Hollywood’s reigning headliners “stayed away because the sight of those once-great stars, now fallen into obscurity, made them uncomfortably aware of their own hazardous positions,” Fidler says.