Monthly Archives: March 2012

Movieland Mystery Photo – Mystery Preacher Edition [Updated +]

True confession: I always read signs in movies. So when I saw this name, I became suspicious….

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Eve Golden: Queen of the Dead

Photo: A Johnny Lightning Santa Monica Maniacs Haulin’ Hearse listed on EBay with bids starting at $1.30. Queen of the Dead – dateline March 19, 2012   •  The Telegraph has come through with another corking portrait of a colorful … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 17

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. Now this is interesting – at least to me. In the … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo – Military Academy Edition [Updated]

I was watching this movie the other day and it made me think of the location shots for “The Caine Mutiny.” Oddly enough, the location used in the opening credits looks nothing like those used in the film. Apparently continuity … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 16

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. All those posts about the … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 15

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. Let’s recall that it was 1946 and Scotty Bowers was working … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo – Outdoor Dining Edition [Updated +]

[Update: Nope, it was real].  I suspect this neon sign is a prop because I can’t find a reference in The Times or the directories at the Los Angeles Public Library to a place called Stripp’s.  Most of this film … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 14

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. On Page 2 (I warned you this would be tedious) Scotty … Continue reading

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FBI Arrests Buddhist Priests in Japanese Roundup

  March 14, 1942: The FBI leads arrests of Buddhist priests, teachers, photographers, housewives, gardeners and businessmen in the continuing roundup of “enemy aliens.” Among the arrested was the Rev. Hiroshi Izumi of the Japanese Congregational Church in Santa Barbara. … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated +]

Here’s a mystery woman from the amazing collection of Steven Bibb!

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 13

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. On Page 2 (I warned you this would be tedious) Scotty … Continue reading

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Eve Golden: Queen of the Dead

Photo: A 1957 side-loading Cadillac hearse listed on EBay, with bids starting at $15,900 (there is a reserve).   Queen of the Dead – dateline March 12, 2012 •  Photographer Stan Stearns (who died on March 2, age 76) will … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo – Baseball Edition [Updated]

I was watching this movie recently and got to wondering what ballparks were used as locations. In some scenes, the movie intercuts stock footage with shots that were presumably done in Los Angeles (and no, they don’t match at all. … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 12

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. Bowers is about to describe his first Hollywood encounter – with … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 11

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. Before we go any further, we need to take a little … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo – Newsboy Cap Edition III [Updated +]

OK, I know this will be too easy. But there’s a bonanza of newsboy caps in this film. How to Wear a Hat – Newsboy Cap Edition How to Wear a Hat — ‘Grapes of Wrath’ Edition Movieland Mystery Photo … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 10

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. In my last post, I began examining an alleged 1946 encounter … Continue reading

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‘Lipstick Killer’ William Heirens Dies at 83

The Chicago Tribune is reporting the death of William Heirens, 83, who allegedly wrote “For heaven’s sake catch me before I kill more. I cannot control myself” in lipstick on a mirror at a 1945 crime scene. Heirens was convicted … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 9

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. After digging through The Times, old phone directories and other resources … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

Here’s a mystery lady from the amazing collection of Steven Bibb!

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