Monthly Archives: March 2018

Black Dahlia: Blogging ‘Black Dahlia Files’ Part 58 —The Countdown Begins

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. I’m blogging in real time as I read Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul and the Murder That Transfixed Los Angeles.” Wolfe is using the “Laura” format … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: Blogging ‘Black Dahlia Files’ Part 57 — Lines of History

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. I’m blogging in real time as I read Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul and the Murder That Transfixed Los Angeles.” Wolfe is using the “Laura” format, … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: Blogging ‘Black Dahlia Files’ Part 56 — The Lady in Red

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. I’m blogging in real time as I read Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul and the Murder That Transfixed Los Angeles.” Wolfe is using the “Laura” format, … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: Blogging ‘Black Dahlia Files’ Part 55 — Evil Genius

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. I’m blogging in real time as I read Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul and the Murder That Transfixed Los Angeles.” Wolfe is using the “Laura” format, … Continue reading

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Princess Rajah

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. I don’t want to say anything to spoil the surprise. Another snip of film from Edison, c. 1904.

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Black L.A. 1947: Wealthy Coronado Couple Charged With Holding Black Woman in Slavery

March 27, 1947: Alfred W. Ingalls, an attorney and former Massachusetts legislator, and his wife, Elizabeth, of Coronado are indicted on charges of holding Dora L. Jones as a slave. Testifying before a federal grand jury, Jones said she was … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: Blogging ‘Black Dahlia Files’ Part 54 — Tell It to the Marines

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. I’m blogging in real time as I read Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul and the Murder That Transfixed Los Angeles.” Wolfe is using the “Laura” format, … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Ida May Park Finds Direction in Films

  Ida May Park in Photoplay. Virtually forgotten today, Los Angeles-born Ida May Park earned the distinction of being one of the first women to direct feature films in early Hollywood, as well as write and produce, before being pushed … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: Blogging ‘Black Dahlia Files’ Part 53 — Imagine My Surprise

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. I’m blogging in real time as I read Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul and the Crime That Transfixed Los Angeles.” Wolfe is using the “Laura” format, … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

  This week’s mystery movie has been the 1948 Warner Bros. picture “Romance on the High Seas,” with Jack Carson, Janis Paige, Don De Fore, Doris Day, Oscar Levant, S.Z. Sakall, Fortunio Bonanova, Eric Blore, William Bakewell, Franklin Pangborn, Avon … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: Blogging ‘Black Dahlia Files’ Part 52 — The Numbers Game

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. I’m blogging in real time as I read Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul and the Murder That Transfixed Los Angeles.” Wolfe is using the “Laura” format … Continue reading

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March 25, 1907: Young Bike Messengers a Key Part of L.A. Drug, Sex Trade

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Technology has changed, but people have not. Simply because they lived nearly a century ago doesn’t mean Angelenos were unable to indulge their vices, they simply procured them in a different manner. … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: Blogging ‘Black Dahlia Files’ Part 51 — Slinging Hash

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. I’m blogging in real time as I read Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob (and were are those pesky thugs, anyway?), the Mogul (missing in action so far) and … Continue reading

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Dec. 4, 1911: Man Arrested for ‘Masquerading in Female Attire’

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Dec. 4, 1911 Clarence Westfall, 22 years old, was taken into custody at San Pedro yesterday afternoon when a boat from San Diego docked. He was arrested for having masqueraded in female … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: Blogging ‘Black Dahlia Files’ Part 50 — Trying to Make It Real Compared to What

Note: This is an encore from 2006. I’m blogging in real time as I read Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul and the Murder That Transfixed Los Angeles.” Wolfe is using the “Laura” format, in … Continue reading

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March 23, 1907: At L.A. Orphanage, a Page From Dickens

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. For some time, the teachers at the Casco Street School had been concerned about the pupils from the nearby Christian Orphanage. But finally the problems became too great to ignore. “One small … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: Blogging ‘Black Dahlia Files’ Part 49 — Family Ties

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. I’m blogging in real time as I read Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files,” more properly titled “Stuff I Scraped Out of ‘Severed’ Thanks to John Gilmore, Who Calls My Book … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: Blogging ‘Black Dahlia Files’ Part 48 — An Army of One

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. I’m blogging in real time as I read Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul (and where is that darn Mogul, anyway?) and the Murder That Transfixed Los … Continue reading

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Acrobats

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Americans at the turn of the century lacked many things, but they had some amazing live entertainment. Here’s a snip of a performance courtesy of Edison Studios, 1904. These guys rock. I … Continue reading

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Anne Redding: SBCC Faculty Lecture on ‘Crime Across the Curriculum’

Anne Redding, courtesy of Santa Barbara City College. Anne Redding, chair of the School of Justice Studies at Santa Barbara City College, will present the annual faculty lecture tomorrow on “Crime Across the Curriculum.” Redding’s lecture will examine the impact … Continue reading

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