Category Archives: 1970

Nov. 29, 1946: Meet Margaret Dixon, Only Woman Managing Editor of a U.S. Daily Newspaper

One of the Daily Mirror’s themes is to highlight women’s history – not an easy task because women’s achievements were often poorly documented, and women who attained any sort of prominence were presented as curiosities. Like the Samuel Johnson quip … Continue reading

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Daily Mirror Christmas Shopping Guide: Scaccomatto Chess Set

A Scaccomatto chess set has been listed on EBay. The set, designed by Franco Rocco, is one of the more unusual ones you may encounter. All the pieces fit together to make two cubes, one brass and the other chrome. … Continue reading

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An Essay on Peace From 1970

I recently received a shipment of several issues of Haldeman-Julius Monthly wrapped in some pages torn from an old Look magazine. (Young persons: Look was a competitor with Life and was one of those big weekly magazines we had around … Continue reading

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From the Stacks: ‘Bookmen and Their Brothels’

    “Bookmen and Their Brothels: Recollections of Los Angeles in the 1930s” by Ward Ritchie recently showed up on EBay for too much money, so I borrowed a copy through interlibrary loan and spent a happy hour or so … Continue reading

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Chicken Boy

      Photograph by Bruce Cox/Los Angeles Times       Feb. 5, 1970: Behold the wonder of Chicken Boy on the roof of a restaurant on Broadway near 5th Street in downtown Los Angeles. In 1977, Art Seidenbaum … Continue reading

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Chuck Hillinger, RIP

July 16, 1949 April 15, 1952   March 2, 1958 Charles Hillinger and photographer Bruce Cox try to raft the Los Angeles River. May 2, 1960 Feb. 25, 1970Redmond, Ore.     Feb. 4, 1985Omaha, Neb. By Charles HillingerTimes Staff … Continue reading

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