Monthly Archives: December 2012

Millennial Moment – Investigation of LAPD Spy Unit Sought

Dec. 11, 1982: David Johnston writes about the case of undercover LAPD Officer Fabian Lizarraga, who infiltrated the Revolutionary Communist Party and led protesters in a May Day march in 1980 that resulted in a fight with police and arrests … Continue reading

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Eve Golden / Queen of the Dead – Dan W. Quinn

A copy of “More Work for the Undertaker” that was listed for sale at Collectors Frenzy at $137.50. Dan W. Quinn A few weeks ago, I introduced you to early recording star Ada Jones; now I want you to meet … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated ++++)

Here’s our mystery chap for Monday in a mystery film….

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights – Altadena’s Lovely Christmas Tree Lane

Christmas Tree Lane in a vintage postcard, courtesy of Mary Mallory. Nothing says Christmas like the sight of beautiful outdoor twinkling lights lending a bit of romanticism and happiness to the holiday season. Homes and businesses spiffily decorate themselves. Cities … Continue reading

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On Eve of Pearl Harbor Anniversary, Roosevelt Halts Enlistments

Dec. 6, 1942: As the nation nears the first anniversary of Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt halts all enlistments in the armed forces, shifting the military entirely to the draft. The services also stopped taking men older than 38 and opened … Continue reading

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Millennial Moment – Cheating at Card Clubs

Dec. 5, 1982: George Reasons and Anne La Riviere write a long investigative piece about professional cheats at the card clubs in Bell and Gardena. According to Reasons and La Riviere, cheaters are divided between mechanics who manipulate the cards … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated +)

Here are three mystery chaps in a mystery film.

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Eve Golden / Queen of the Dead – Joan Crawford

  A photo of Joan Crawford and Walter Huston in “Rain” has been listed on EBay with bids starting at $11.99. Joanie   No unknowns for us today, I am going to sing the praises of Joan Crawford, whom I … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights – Alhambra Promoted Through Song

One of the all-time greatest booster campaigns led to explosive growth in the city of Los Angeles in the early 20th century. Advertisements, brochures, postcards, sheet music, all boasted of the uniqueness of this unknown urban oasis. Publicists preached the … Continue reading

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