Category Archives: 1934

The Mystery of J.W. Robinson [Updated]

A postcard showing the J.W. Robinson Co. Building has been listed on EBay. And it’s more of a mystery than I expected….

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Robbers Kill LAPD Officer in Shootout, July 24, 1934

Stanford Avenue and 33rd Street via Google maps’ street view. Stanford Avenue and 33rd Street is one of those little pockets of old houses in Los Angeles that looks like it hasn’t changed much since 1934, when two men in … Continue reading

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From the Vaults — ‘La Mujer del Puerto’ (1934)

    None of the countless movies  I have ever seen – domestic or foreign — prepared me for the 1934 Mexican film “La Mujer del Puerto” (“The Woman of the Port”). If you watch the movie without knowing anything … Continue reading

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