Monthly Archives: September 2018

Feb. 29, 1932: Body Found in Closet of Vacant Home

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. Nailed up in the closet of an unoccupied house at 2318 Pontius Ave.., West Los Angeles, the body of Tomas Moreno, 43-year-old Japanese, was discovered yesterday … Continue reading

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Sept. 30, 1907: The Quick Brown Fox and Friends From A to Z

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Sept. 30, 1907 Los Angeles Who says research can’t be any fun? I wonder what the WCTU would say about five dozen liquor jugs. Dr. J.Z. Quack? Not a reassuring name, is … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: ‘None Shall Escape’ Is a Powerful Look at Justice

“None Shall Escape” in The Film Daily, 1944. Note: TCM is airing “None Shall Escape” on Sunday night to honor Marsha Hunt. Here’s an encore of Mary Mallory’s post from earlier this year.   On Friday, April 27, the TCM … Continue reading

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Sept. 28, 1947: City Librarian Althea Warren Announces Retirement

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. “Now I can catch up with my reading!” So does Miss Althea Warren—surrounded by 1,811,000 books—regard her retirement next Wednesday as city librarian of Los Angeles. … Continue reading

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Sept. 28, 1907: L.A. Motorcycle Club Backs Ban on Loud Pipes

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Sept. 28, 1907 Los Angeles Members of the Los Angeles Motorcycle Club have written to officials in support of a measure banning loud exhaust pipes on motorcycles. “The motorcycle club says that … Continue reading

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Sept. 27, 1907: Child Welfare Officer Cites Ringling Bros. for Underage Performers

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Sept. 27, 1907 Los Angeles Ringling Bros. manager Charles Davis said farewell to Los Angeles, leaving $50 ($1,026.18 USD 2005) and some choice words for local authorities. Child welfare officer Robert W. … Continue reading

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Sept. 26, 1947: Remingtons, Winchesters, Colts and Smith & Wessons

Sept. 26, 1947: You can buy a new Colt semiauto for $65 ($712.59 USD 2018) in .38 Super or .45, or a Smith and Wesson (presumably a Model 10) in .38 Special for $56.50 ($619.40) USD 2018.

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Sept. 26, 1907: Disharmony for Conductor of Long Beach Band

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Sept. 26, 1907 Long Beach Marco Vessella, conductor of Long Beach’s Royal Italian Band, has had nothing but trouble with Special Officer W.D. Cason after firing him from his job as ticket … Continue reading

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Sept. 25, 1947: It Was a Kinder, Simpler Time Dept.

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Black L.A. 1947: This Week’s Juke Box Hits

Sept. 25, 1947: The Sentinel’s juke box hits of the week. On the jump:  “Thrill Me” by Roy Milton and “Money Hustlin’ Woman” by Amos Milburn.

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Sept. 25, 1907: The Melancholy Prizefighter

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Sept. 25, 1907 Los Angeles Meet Joe Gans, a boxer whose name once echoed among fans of the ring now buried in the dusts of sporting history. Gans may well have been … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Thomas Ince’s Dias Dorados Salutes California’s Past

  In the early 1920s, Hollywood was booming. The adolescent film business had blossomed from a small by-the-seat-of-the pants mom and pop operation into a major industry backed by Wall Street, which was turning the large companies into international conglomerates. … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie has been the 1993 picture “The Joy Luck Club.”  This is much more recent than the usual mystery movie, but I decided to do it after reading an essay by Los Angeles Times movie critic Justin … Continue reading

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Sept. 24, 1947: Young Men Say ‘I Love You’ With a Buick Hood Ornament

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. And how do the young men of Los Angeles indicate their interest in a young woman? Do they court her with roses or candy or mash … Continue reading

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Sept. 24, 1907: A Poem on the First Day in L.A.

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Sept. 24, 1907 Los Angeles A First Day in Los Angeles Roving, roving, ever restless, drifting On from strand to strand. Have I seen the years slip by me, Seeking for the … Continue reading

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Sept. 23, 1947: Janet Flanner, The New Yorker’s ‘Genet,’ Visits L.A .

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. Janet Flanner, during her many years in Paris as European correspondent for the New Yorker magazine, picked up the French love of epigrams. Genet, as she … Continue reading

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Sept. 23, 1907: Rev. J.L. Griffin Baptizes 5 in Echo Park Lake

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Sept. 23, 1907 Los Angeles A crowd of 2,000—the faithful and the doubters—gathered at Echo Park Lake as black evangelist the Rev. J.L. Griffin prepared to baptize five believers in the cold … Continue reading

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Sept. 22, 1947: Avak the Healer Comes to Los Angeles

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. And then he was gone as if he had never been here at all. The hundreds of people who threw themselves at his feet to kiss … Continue reading

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Sept. 22, 1907: No Divorce, Judge Says, You Knew He Was a Bellboy When You Married Him!

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Sept. 22, 1907 Los Angeles She was 34 and a successful businesswoman. He was a 19-year-old bellboy at the Hollenbeck Hotel. Emma and George Lloyd were married and for a time were … Continue reading

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Sept. 21, 1947: Los Angeles Leads U.S. in Burglaries, Ranks 3rd in Killings After New York, Chicago

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