Category Archives: Animals

A Reminder From Pier Angeli and Friend

Pier Angeli and her little friend remind Daily Mirror readers to turn back their clocks this Sunday.

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Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1942 MGM film “Eyes in the Night,” with Edward Arnold, Ann Harding, Donna Reed, Horace McNally, Katherine Emery, Allen Jenkins, Stanley C. Ridges, Reginald Denny,  John Emery, Rosemary de Camp, Erik Rolf, Barry Nelson, … Continue reading

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Dec. 16, 1907: A Headline for Steve Horn — L.A. Times Sports Covers a Cat Show

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Dec. 16, 1907 Los Angeles And what ran on the sports pages in 1907? We certainly didn’t have the Lakers. How about a cat show at Chutes Park at Grand and Washington? … Continue reading

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Dec. 15, 1947: St. Bernard Plays Santa to Dogs at Shelter

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. Curiously, The Times apparently never published another story about Chad A. Schultz, despite his considerable generosity ($1,000 = $9,464.19 USD 2005). However, the South L.A. animal … Continue reading

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December 1947: Police Bullets End Bull’s Run for Freedom

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. Ferdinand is dead. He ran five miles in his flight for freedom before police bullets cut him down. He escaped at 3811 S. Soto, and lurched … Continue reading

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Nov. 28, 1907: Drunk Civil War Veterans Spur Liquor Ban; Noisy Rooster Starts War on Olive Street

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Nov. 28, 1907 Los Angeles Ocean Park banned serving alcohol to soldiers in uniform because drunk Civil War veterans from the soldiers home in Sawtelle “were seen reeling about the saloons.” A … Continue reading

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Nov. 23, 1907: Baby Murdered With Ax, Half-Eaten by Pigs in Garbage Heap

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Nov. 23, 1907 South Pasadena Warning: This is a grotesque, tragic story with graphic details. Pasadena Detective Wallace H. Copping is investigating the murder of a young baby boy, whose half-eaten body … Continue reading

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Nov. 17, 1907: A #MeToo Moment in the Monkey House; Opera Tenors in Trouble

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Nov. 17, 1907 New York by direct wire to The Times Something curious seems to be going on with opera tenors in the monkey house at New York’s Central Park; perhaps there’s … Continue reading

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A Bad Way With Horses

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Nov. 12, 1907 Los Angeles Half a block from his home at 1131 Westlake, John P. Shumway Jr. was badly injured when the carriage he was driving collided with the 11th Street … Continue reading

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Nov. 1, 1947: UCLA Ruffians Kidnap USC’s George Tirebiter!

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. The assault on USC’s campus canine prompted angry letters to The Times and a pointed barb on the sports pages. “Whoever did that had a warped … Continue reading

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Oct. 21, 1907: L.A. Doctor Wants to Exterminate Cats Over Their Diet of Diseased Rats

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Evel (whom I mistakenly called “Evil”) in the last paragraph was the cat of Kim Cooper and Richard Schave. Oct. 21, 1907 Los Angeles There’s no shortage of opinions on how to … Continue reading

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Oct. 11, 1947: Jury Overturns Dog Lover’s Will Leaving Fortune to 2 Irish Setters

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. Pat and Gunner, 6-year-old Irish setters who were left a $30,000 estate by their late master, Carleton R. Bainbridge, retired attorney, yesterday were disinherited by a … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Charlie Ruggles, Dog Lover

Befuddled and often tongue-tied onscreen, beloved character actor Charlie Ruggles possessed sharp business and organizational skills off screen. He parlayed a love of dogs into a profitable kennel business for several years in the 1930s and 1940s, working to ensure … Continue reading

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Aug. 4, 1947: Patsy, Teenage Polio Patient, Dreams of Going to a Rodeo

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. It reflects the research resources that were available 13 years ago. Fourteen-year-old Patsy Pfeifer has two ambitions in life. One is to see a rodeo. Like … Continue reading

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Aug. 1, 1907: Swarm of Bees Terrorizes Downtown Los Angeles

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Aug. 1, 1907 Los Angeles A mass of bees “wandering in from the country” swirled along Broadway, forcing dainty young women and the toughest police officer to seek cover in a vain … Continue reading

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July 30: 1907: Runaway Horse Races Down Broadway, Plows Into Hotel Lobby

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. July 30, 1907 Los Angeles A horse and buggy had been hitched outside Jevne’s grocery store at 6th Street and Broadway when a furniture van hit the buggy, frightening the horse. As … Continue reading

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July 28, 1947: Free Horoscope for Your DOG!

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and appeared on the 1947project. July 29 is Elizabeth Short’s birthday—she would have been 81. Although horoscopes were a regular feature in the Examiner in the 1940s, The Times didn’t begun running … Continue reading

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July 28, 1907: L.A. Seeks to Clear Books of Old Laws on Bear Baiting, Quail Hunting by Streetcar Conductors

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. July 28, 1907 Los Angeles City officials, hampered by a bramble bush of old and unenforced laws, have appointed deputy prosecutor Eddie to prune back outdated and unnecessary regulations from the early … Continue reading

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July 4, 1947: Man Convicted of Dog Atrocity

Note: This is an encore post that originally appeared on the 1947project, but in June rather than July. Oops.

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June 18, 1907: Immigration Agent Accused of Poisoning Neighbor’s Dog

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. June 18, 1907 Los Angeles The victim: A collie named Baby The plaintiff: Hazel G. (or Ella M.) Schurger, 1156 S. Flower. The suspect: J.J. Brady of the Immigration Bureau, a next-door … Continue reading

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