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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Mack Sennett and Studio City’s Central Motion Picture District

    Note: This is an encore post from 2013. Eighty-five years ago, the Mack Sennett Studio opened at 4024 N. Radford in Studio City. The studio functioned as a magnet in hopes of drawing other film production companies and … Continue reading

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Bastille Day 1889: Los Angeles Celebrates Centennial of French Liberty

July 16, 1889: the Los Angeles Times uses drawings to illustrate reports on the centennial celebration of Bastille Day in Los Angeles.   The streets through which the procession was to pass had been handsomely decorated, those in the French … Continue reading

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Mad Libs From Real Life

Donald Trump Mad Libs: “It was reported in the (adjective) New York Times and other places that I want to (verb) on the (noun),” Trump (verb, past tense). “I’m the (noun) of (noun). I understand (noun) probably better than anybody. … Continue reading

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Tech Issue

Some Mac/Safari users say they get a warning on that the security certificate is missing or that it may be a fake site. Anyone else getting those messages? If possible send me a screen shot. Thanks.

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Lindbergh Beacon to Be Lit

Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced that he will fire up the Lindbergh beacon atop City Hall tonight and that it will remain lit through Jan. 5. I’ll post photos later.

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No Arole-Cay Ombard-Lay Otos-Phay Here!

Sigh. No. 1 in eath-day een-say otos-phay. Note: I apologize for using pig Latin, but it’s a way to be invisible to oogle-Gay. I don’t want any more traffic on this subject than I already have. ECM-Tay’s daylong feature of … Continue reading

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No mystery photo today

Look for it next week!

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Black Dahlia: Hodel ‘Murder HQ’ Test Results? Day 5

It’s Friday and still no announcement. And here I was, thinking that the Black Dahlia case was “nearly solved.”  You don’t suppose it was all just a publicity stunt, do you? If you will remember (and of course you do) … Continue reading

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Aboard the Shuttle Challenger, a Landmark in Women’s History

Oct. 11, 1984: Astronaut Kathryn Sullivan, aboard the shuttle Challenger, becomes the first American woman to take a space walk. Sullivan was involved in an experiment to show that it was possible to refuel satellites in space, even if the … Continue reading

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Eve Golden / Queen of the Dead: Robert Harron & Clarine Seymour

Robert Harron & Clarine Seymour   This week I am going to start you off with a clip, rather than ending with one.: The unhappily married young couple in this D.W. Griffith film, The Girl Who Stayed at Home, would … Continue reading

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Tomorrow on the Daily Mirror — James Curtis Interviews Jules White

We have a terrific item tomorrow: The first part of James Curtis’ 1975 interview with Jules White, who discusses working with The Three Stooges, Andy Clyde, Buster Keaton and many others.

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On Assignment

Yes, I’m at work on another history column for The Times. This one is scheduled to run this week, but the lineup can always change. Cheers, Larry

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One Woman’s Vision of Saving Black History

My latest column  is about the Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum in Culver City. Cheers to Executive Director Larry Earl Jr., Archivist Cara Adams and volunteer Sandra Lindsey for their help.

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April 29, 1992

crowd is trying to break windows on 3rd floor… we can hear rocks hit… (HARNISCH, 4/29/92 21:00)

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On Assignment

I’m on assignment. It’s fun, but there are only so many hours in the day. –Larry

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The Bradbury Building and the Mystery of ‘China Girl’ [Updated +]

This is an establishing shot from the 1942 feature “China Girl,” which was obviously filmed in the Bradbury Building. Or was it? [Update: If this is a set, as it appears to be, where did Twentieth Century-Fox build it? People … Continue reading

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Back online

The Daily Mirror HQ lost power for two days after the Santa Ana winds hit Southern California. It will be a while before I get caught up.

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We. Won’t. Be. Doing. This. Evah

Folks: If you don’t have any ideas for a blog, maybe you shouldn’t be doing one.

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Culinary Historians Used Cookbook Sale — See You There!

Photo: The Santa Barbara Junior League Cookbook, 1939. Credit: L.A. Daily Mirror archives. The Culinary Historians of Southern California will hold its annual used cookbook sale on Aug. 21 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hollywood Farmers Market, … Continue reading

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Tip Jar

I have often said that the Daily Mirror is a labor of love for everyone who contributes their work. And it is. There are a few minor expenses of operating the website, books for the Daily Mirror HQ, etc. I … Continue reading

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