Feb. 14, 1959: It’s Saturday in 1959, and Paul Coates ends the week with some letters, a typical ploy in the days when columnists published six times a week, a punishing schedule. And there is a Parkey Sharkey alert! Also Mickey Cohen.
Coates’ column appeared in the L.A. Mirror in 1959 and was republished in 2009 on latimes.com. The entire column is available via Archive.org.
Mickey Cohen is immortalized on a brass plaque over a urinal in Cole’s restaurant…
Yeah… they added that when they renovated the place. If they really wanted to pay tribute to the Mick there would be a plaque over the sink. He was a compulsive hand washer.