Category Archives: Weblogs

Self-Styled Siren: An Amateur Among Amateurs — Agee on Film

  Speaking of our favorite movie blogs, another one we enjoy at the Daily Mirror is “Self-Styled Siren,” by Farran Smith Nehme. (No, the photo is of Joan Fontaine, who serves as Farran’s avatar on the Web). Her latest post … Continue reading

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She Blogged by Night: The Marie Prevost Project

One of our favorite movie blogs at the Daily Mirror is “She Blogged by Night.” “She” writes: Larry Harnisch, researcher and blogger at the always wonderful Los Angeles Times Daily Mirror, sent me an epic tonne of articles on Marie … Continue reading

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A Comment on Commenting [Updated]

      Los Angeles Times file photo   [Update: TypePad unraveled the problem! All the comments were going into the spam folder and have now been published. I'm glad so many people recognize Dick Whittington!] Dear Daily Mirror readers: … Continue reading

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Amazing Predictions for 1961!

         hile the rest of the news business spends the final days of December looking back at the major events of the year, the Daily Mirror is peering forward, and for us at least, the future is … Continue reading

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Sept. 19, 1887: A comment on the use of “cholo” in a 1910 story prompted me to look for the first occurrence in The Times. ProQuest’s search engine is imperfect – it mistakes “cholera” for “cholo” — but this seems … Continue reading

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Dear Readers

I have said this before, but it’s worth repeating. All comments on this blog must be approved. Note: A previous version of this post contained someone's IP number. The Daily Mirror erred in posting it.

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Don’t Call Me a Cowgirl

Photograph by the Los Angeles Times Beverly Chandler shows her skill in roping in a 1969 photo. Gwen Sharp, who blogs at Sociological Images, picked up the Daily Mirror post on Beverly Chandler, who worked on Rancho Mission Viejo. Gwen … Continue reading

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To Our Readers

To Our Readers: As you have noticed, The Times'  website has been redesigned, and that includes The Daily Mirror. The elements that used to be on the right rail are gone, including Sid Hughes' badge and many of the links. … Continue reading

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Google Trends for Mother’s Day, Los Angeles, 2009

   Tip: Use commas to compare multiple search terms.  Hot Trends  (USA) May 10, 2009 -  change date Updated 38 minutes ago iGoogle Gadget New!    Site Feed 1. free printable mothers day cards 2. 3. happy mothers day poems 4. … Continue reading

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Daily Mirror at the Festival of Books

I planned to not say very much about appearing at the Festival of Books, but people  have been asking about "History: The Underbelly of California," which will be presented at 2 p.m. Sunday at Haines 39. The panel will feature … Continue reading

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Found on EBay

  This is even better than the Pacific Electric detective badge: An envelope addressed to my old friend Victor Segno! Segno was an early 20th century mentalist who conned people into sending him $1 a month in exchange for a … Continue reading

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The searchers

The stats for my blog allow me to see the search terms people use to reach the Daily Mirror. I never realized there were so many people interested in Mickey Cohen. There are quite a few false hits and some … Continue reading

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