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Black L.A. 1947: Lottie Grady, Pioneering Black Actress in Theater and Film, Visits Los Angeles

“Dat Lovin’ Rag,” courtesy of the University of Colorado Boulder Music Library. June 19, 1947: Lottie Grady, one of the first African American actors to perform on Broadway, visits Los Angeles and is interviewed by the Sentinel. Grady performed on … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: ‘I’m the Guy’ – Rube Goldberg as Comic Performer

  The cover of “I’m the Guy” as a refrigerator magnet, available on EBay for $4.99. Long before newspaper humorists like Erma Bombeck and Dave Barry came on the scene, there was Rube L. Goldberg, Renaissance Man of entertainment. Cartoonist, … Continue reading

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Journalism in Los Angeles, 1912 – 1962, Saturday at Occidental College

I will be discussing this c. 1901 lapel button and other interesting facets of Los Angeles newspapers, 1912-1962, at the Historical Society of Southern California’s daylong conference on journalism in Southern California, on Saturday at Occidental College. More information is … Continue reading

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L.A. Daily Mirror Retro Shopping Guide

The Times ebook on the Titanic is a crossroads of old and new. Archival stories on a tablet. The book, unfortunately, was lost in the mass of Titaniciana on the centennial, but it’s a solid piece of work (I should … Continue reading

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Christmas in Los Angeles, 1912

Dec. 26, 1912: The Times makes the rounds of Christmas celebrations among the less fortunate and discovers that the emergency wards are full – but readers are assured that no women or girls are among the victims.

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Spring Street revisited

  C.C. Pierce & Co. Photographers, Los Angeles, Cal., U.S.A. An undated photograph of the Phillips Block, 1887-1912.   After looking at the old photos of Spring Street over the last few days, I wanted to learn more about the … Continue reading

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110 revisited

  I realized I got more than I bargained for as soon as I found this map among The Times pictures of the Pasadena Freeway. As this 1912 map shows, the Arroyo Seco Parkway was originally intended to link Elysian … Continue reading

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Main Street

Several weeks ago, I took this picture of King's Market at 5th Street and South Main while on the L.A. Conservancy's Main Street tour.   Photograph by Larry Harnisch / Los Angeles Times Then in rummaging through the archives, I … Continue reading

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