Category Archives: 1929

L.A. Daily Mirror Retro Shopping Guide

Here’s a little stocking stuffer: A 1929 Duesenberg Model J. Dual Cowl Phaeton, which is being auctioned next year in Scottsdale, Ariz. The estimated sale price, according to Gooding & Co. is $2 million to $2.3 million.

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Manhattan Mystery: ‘Makers of Melody’

Ruth Tester and the mysterious Allan Gould sing “Manhattan” in “Makers of Melody.”   The mysterious Allan Gould with Inez Courtney in “The Girl Friend.” We have the illustrious Eve Golden to thank for this mystery. The other day, Eve … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Hats Off to Black-Foxe Military Institute

Long before there were Tiger Moms, many parents stressed discipline and hard work to their school-age children. Boys were often enrolled in military prep schools to learn discipline, rigor and fortitude through both schoolroom work and athletic pursuits. Several Los … Continue reading

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The Death of Ted Healy — Part 5

Dec. 28, 1937: A photo of Betty Braun Healy in the Daily News. In case you just tuned in, I have spent a long time dissecting the death of comedian Ted Healy, starting with the yarn about him being beaten … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights – The Hollywood American Legion: The House That Boxing Built

Hollywood American Legion Post 43, courtesy of Mary Mallory. World War I was a bruising, mentally jarring affair for returning American soldiers. Dazed, hardened, in pain, the men looked for an opportunity to gather together with like-minded individuals for camaraderie, … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Apartment Buildings and Celebrity Connections – Part I

People moved to Hollywood in droves in the 1920s, lured by the exploding motion picture industry, and by gorgeous advertisements placed in magazines and newspapers around the country. Construction of apartment buildings surged to meet demand, especially those offering elegant … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Hollywood Boosts Itself With a Song

  Hollywood Boulevard came into existence in 1910, when Prospect Avenue saw its name changed to Hollywood Boulevard. This was Hollywood’s main street, full of stores, churches and theaters. As the town grew, and especially when movie studios moved to … 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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