Monthly Archives: March 2012

‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 8

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. Good grief, Harnisch, eight posts and you’re still on Page 1? … Continue reading

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Random Shots – East L.A.

I snapped these photos Saturday during my weekly breakfast jaunt to East L.A. The Chevrolet convertible was in showroom condition.

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Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

Regular reader Earl Boebert submitted this picture as a mystery photo. Thank Earl! [Update: This is Farley Granger in an episode of “Hawaii Five-O” – that’s the original “Book ‘em, Danno” version — courtesy of Earl Boebert. Please congratulate Dewey … Continue reading

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Eve Golden: Queen of the Dead

Photo of the funeral of Victor Hugo, listed on EBay at $1,600.   Queen of the Dead – dateline March 5, 2012 •  Omigosh, I had such a crush on Peter Tork. Yes, I know, it’s Davy Jones who died … Continue reading

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‘Enemy Aliens’ Farms Ideally Located to Sabotage L.A., Times Says

March 4, 1942: In what must surely be a classic example of war hysteria, The Times publishes a master map of land owned or leased by “enemy aliens” that constitutes ideal locations to conduct espionage, operate signaling outposts and stage … Continue reading

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Ansel Adams – Images of Los Angeles

Photo: “The Pup.” Notice that it served French dip sandwiches! Credit: Los Angeles Public Library. I stopped by the reception for the Ansel Adams show at drkrm, 727 S. Spring St., on Wednesday night to see the photos of Los … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 7

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. What is it about “Full Service” that inspires people to get … Continue reading

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