Category Archives: 1927

Remembering Valentino

This is the 85th anniversary of Rudolph Valentino’s memorial service.  A program is planned at 12:10 p.m. Thursday at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Here’s a look at the various “Ladies in Black” that I did when the blog was at latimes.com.

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Can One Be a True Christian and Protest the Coming of Colored, Japanese or Jewish Folk Into His Neighborhood?

Oct. 22, 1927: “Can One Be a True Christian and Protest the Coming of Colored, Japanese or Jewish Folk Into His Neighborhood?” Food for thought at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church.

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Louis Adamic: Cecil B. DeMille – Movie Evangelist

The Daily Mirror HQ recently acquired the October 1927 issue of Haldeman-Julius Monthly, which includes Louis Adamic’s “Cecil B. DeMille – Movie Evangelist.” Join him for the premiere of “The King of Kings” the first film shown at Grauman’s Chinese … Continue reading

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This Week on the L.A. Daily Mirror

Photo: The Hollywoodland Sign. Credit:Hope Anderson @www.underthehollywoodsign.com  On Monday, we have Eve Golden’s roundup of unusual obituaries in Queen of the Dead and Mary Mallory looks at the history of the Hollywood Sign in Hollywood Heights. On Tuesday, join author … Continue reading

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Silver Lake Hammer Murder – Part 3

Sept. 19, 1941: Valverda Booth visits her husband, Ernest Booth, while he is in custody in the Silver Lake Hammer Murder of heiress Florence Stricker. Is there anything more delightful to the heart of a research drudge than a notice … Continue reading

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Found on EBay – ‘London After Midnight’

A German poster for the lost film “London After Midnight” has been listed on EBay. Notice that the vendor is in Spain. Also notice that it is listed as Buy It Now for $14,000. As with anything on EBay, an … Continue reading

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Quote: Peter Falk’s ‘Columbo’ Should Have Failed

Peter Falk, 1927 – 2011 Watching CBS’ new savior, Jeff Sagansky, hold his first press conference this week, I kept wondering whether he’d ever heard William Link, co-creator of “Columbo,” describe the origins of that classic Peter Falk detective show. … Continue reading

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From the Stacks – ‘Facts You Should Know About California’

    Since March, when I examined Louis Adamic’s “The Truth About Los Angeles,” I have been hunting the other pamphlets he wrote for E. Haldeman-Julius. A box of a dozen musty tracts arrived Friday, courtesy of EBay, and I … Continue reading

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Pages of History — Morrow Mayo’s ‘Los Angeles’

      The Evening Express,Dec. 17, 1927       The Evening Express,Dec. 20, 1927       The Times, Dec. 17, 1927     The Times, Dec. 20, 1927   I haven’t forgotten about my little project on … Continue reading

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Pages of History – Morrow Mayo’s ‘Los Angeles’

    Morrow Mayo didn’t do terribly well in the first page of his chapter on the 1927  Marion Parker case (“Strange Interlude”) in “Los Angeles.” Let’s see if the next page is any better. We find that once again, … Continue reading

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Pages of History — Morrow Mayo’s ‘Los Angeles’

        Any day I can do research is a good day – even if I run into trouble, as I did on Tuesday. I stopped by the Los Angeles Public Library to delve into the microfilm on … Continue reading

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Pages of History — Morrow Mayo’s ‘Los Angeles’

    For many people, this will be an exercise in tedium. But I’m hopeful that the research fanatics among the Daily Mirror readers will find it engaging. I’m going to spend some time on Morrow Mayo’s “Los Angeles” to … Continue reading

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