Category Archives: West Hollywood

From the Stacks – ‘Portraits of Crime’ (1977)

    Two years after writing about  LAPD Det. Ector Garcia, I finally located a copy of his book, “Portraits of Crime,” which arrived in the mail from the U.K. while I was on vacation. No one will ever mistake … Continue reading

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Master Thief Hits L.A., February 1959

  The Times spelled the name Attebery; The Mirror used Atterbery, Max Hurlbut writes: Your Evening Mirror News article on burglar GORDON E. ATTERBERY being pursued in 1959 brings back memories.  I was a young policeman assigned to Hollywood Division … Continue reading

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Paul Coates

April 17, 1958 Below, we have Paul Coates and his old pal from Palo Alto, Parkey Sharkey … But what’s this hidden in the ads for the burlesque houses? The Colony Club, Western and 149th Street, has the L.A. Dodgerettes! … Continue reading

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Judy Dull update

  Aug. 7, 1957 Los Angeles Professional photographer David Sutton, 8426 1/2 W. 3rd, tells the Mirror that he spoke with missing model Judy Ann Dull an hour before she disappeared with a photographer calling himself Johnny Glinn (or Glynn). … Continue reading

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Never returned

I found this in the archives. Poor thing, only 19. She never got to see her daughter grow up. Judith Ann Dull June 23, 1938-Aug. 1, 1957    

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Photo shoot

  Aug. 3, 1957 Los Angeles In June 1957, about the time she turned 19, Judy, at right, met Betty at a Hollywood photographer’s studio. They were both young and hoping for modeling careers, so Betty, 19, asked Judy to … Continue reading

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Reading the palms

April 21, 1957 Los Angeles I think about his hands. I don’t know, but I would imagine that at the age of 78, they were old and worn from a lifetime of custodial work for Los Angeles County. Gnarled, maybe, … Continue reading

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