Jan. 12, 1959: Matt Weinstock offers a light way to end the day. A little story about a taxpayer’s travails with the IRS, a poem, an honest panhandler asking for a dime for a bottle of wine. And yes, he coined “Only in L.A.”..
And a British reporter and an Australian correspondent get into a fistfight at a press party for Laurence Olivier. “He insulted my wife,” one of them said. The other replied “I merely commented on one of the magazines for which she works.”
The column originally appeared in the L.A. Mirror in 1959 and was republished on latimes.com in 2009. It is available via Archive.org.