Monthly Archives: October 2012

Found on EBay – 1880 History of Los Angeles County

A copy of the 1959 reprint of the 1880 “History of Los Angeles County” has been listed on EBay. The book was compiled over five months from newspapers, books, magazines public records and interviews, producing “three large grain sacks” filled … Continue reading

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Found on EBay – 1910 Aviation Meet

This postcard of the 1910 Aviation Meet – showing a photograph by C.C. Pierce — has been listed on EBay. Bidding starts at $19.99. Notice that even though airplanes received most of the attention, gas balloons also took part in … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo – Cats Eye Glasses Edition [Updated]

Here’s another photo from the amazing collection of Steven Bibb! Love those glasses!

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Death Rolls the Dice in Friends’ Fatal Craps Game

Oct. 12, 1942: Walter Miller, a 31-year-old lumberyard foreman, and his friend Eddie “Red” Phillips, a 32-year-old mechanic, were shooting dice in the living room of Phillips’ home, 1442 E. 59th St., when they began arguing. Miller was stabbed during … Continue reading

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Aboard the Shuttle Challenger, a Landmark in Women’s History

Oct. 11, 1984: Astronaut Kathryn Sullivan, aboard the shuttle Challenger, becomes the first American woman to take a space walk. Sullivan was involved in an experiment to show that it was possible to refuel satellites in space, even if the … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Buster Keaton’s ‘The Italian Villa’

Buster Keaton seemed to have it all in the mid-1920s. His career was riding high, as the public loved his film comedies, making him one of America’s top film personalities. He had a beautiful wife, Natalie Talmadge, and two lovely … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo

Here’s another mystery photo from the collection of Steven Bibb!

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Eve Golden / Queen of the Dead: Jack Buchanan

 Jack Buchanan 1891 – 1956 Jack Buchanan was Fred Astaire before Fred Astaire was Fred Astaire. Jack was tall, handsome, a great “make it look easy” song and dance man, and, as his friend and frequent costar Bea Lillie noted, … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo – How to Wear a Hat Edition

Here’s another photo from the amazing collection of Steven Bibb!

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Erich von Stroheim’s ‘Paprika’

A copy of Erich von Stroheim’s “Paprika” inscribed to Hugo Ballin has been listed on EBay as Buy It Now for $1,250. Famed director/actor Erich von Stroheim faced financial disaster in the mid-1930s. After directing such visual powerhouses as “Foolish … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo

Here’s another mystery fellow – with a bow tie! Courtesy of Steven Bibb

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Highway Patrol Day: 10-4!

Here’s a salute to one of my favorite childhood TV shows. Remember: “Leave your blood at the blood bank, not on the road. For ‘Highway Patrol,’ this is Broderick Crawford.”

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Movieland Mystery Photo

I thought it would be fun to have a little change of pace from Steve’s collection. Enjoy!

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Movieland Mystery Photo

Here’s another mystery photo from the collection of Steven Bibb!

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Movieland Mystery Photo

Here’s another mystery photo from the collection of Steven Bibb!

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Victor Segno: Success Wave!

Prof. A. Victor Segno and a success wave (artist’s concept). My latest column for The Times deals with my favorite L.A. con man, Prof. A Victor Segno.

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Eve Golden / Queen of the Dead: Valaida Snow

Valaida Snow 1904 – 1956 I am a huge Bix Beiderbecke fan; I prefer him to Louis Armstrong, and as far as I’m concerned, jazz died with Bix in 1931. But a close second to Bix in my heart is … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Philippe de Lacy and ‘Cinerama Holiday’

Child stars often face harsh realities as they age. The public doesn’t find them as cute, roles stop coming, and life can become cruel. For every talented child actor that goes on to a successful career as an adult like … Continue reading

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