Monthly Archives: April 2012

Can One Be a True Christian and Protest the Coming of Colored, Japanese or Jewish Folk Into His Neighborhood?

Oct. 22, 1927: “Can One Be a True Christian and Protest the Coming of Colored, Japanese or Jewish Folk Into His Neighborhood?” Food for thought at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church.

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‘Negroes and Whites, Including Women, Mix in Unbelievable Orgies’

March 24, 1925: I found this while researching something else and it’s too cool not to share.

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Eve Golden: Queen of the Dead

A postcard of a horse-drawn hearse listed on EBay with bidding starting at $2.50. Queen of the Dead – dateline April 9, 2012 •  The Telegraph hits another one out of the ballpark with their tribute to Peregrine John Wishart … Continue reading

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‘What’s the Matter With the Modern Woman?’

Oct. 25, 1924: “What’s the Matter With the Modern Woman?” also “Fast Young Women – Sowing the Wind and Reaping the Whirlwind.”

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 24

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. This is interesting. The city of Beverly Hills has compiled a … Continue reading

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Reading ‘Mad Men’ — Mom’s Edition

The Daily Mirror HQ is not equipped to receive “Mad Men,” so the TV sensation is lost on us. However, several “Mad Men” reading lists are floating around the Web for possible inclusion on your Zombie Reading List: The New … Continue reading

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Guards Shoot at Car Refusing to Halt Outside Army Camp; Man Near Death

April 5, 1942: Sentries fire at a car that refused to stop on a street leading to the Army camp in Alondra Park.  Ralph W. Spaulding, 26, was hospitalized after being shot in the head. Bessie Edwards, who suffered a … Continue reading

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Making Sense of the 1940 Census

Kerry Bartels of the National Archives in Riverside will give a presentation at the downtown Los Angeles Public Library on Thursday on the newly released 1940 census material. The presentation is at 12:15 p.m. in Meeting Room A. Bartels will … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 23

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. I’m examining the history of 1110 Benedict Canyon Drive, where, as … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 22

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. I’m examining the history of 1110 Benedict Canyon Drive, where, as … Continue reading

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Eve Golden on ‘The Best of Everything’

Oct. 9, 1959: “The Best of Everything” opens at the Chinese Theatre. If you’re an Eve Golden fan (and aren’t we all?) you’ll enjoy reading her article on “The Best of Everything” in The Modern.

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

Yes, it’s another newsboy cap edition of the mystery photo. How to Wear a Hat – Newsboy Cap Edition How to Wear a Hat — ‘Grapes of Wrath’ Edition Movieland Mystery Photo – Newsboy Cap Edition I Movieland Mystery Photo … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 21

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. I am still on Bowers’ account of his first purported tryst … Continue reading

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Eve Golden: Queen of the Dead

A 1984 Cadillac hearse, which the vendor says may be haunted, has been listed on EBay at $520 – with a reserve. Queen of the Dead – dateline April 2, 2012 •  This damn well better not be an obit, … Continue reading

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