Tag Archives: 1914

Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: A Little Barn Started It All

Cecil B. DeMille on the steps of the barn, which Paramount was using it as a gym, photo courtesy of Mary Mallory. Most visitors to the Hollywood Bowl probably don’t realize the historic significance of the little gray barn sitting … Continue reading

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LAPD Officer Accused of Hitting Handcuffed Prisoner, March 5, 1914

March 5, 1914: Spring training! I jumped back to 1914 to see if I could find out anything about the Police Commissions order against non-Asian women in Oriental cafes. No luck, alas, but I did find a couple of goodies. … Continue reading

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LAPD Cracks Down on Non-Asian Women Working in ‘Oriental Cafes,’ March 10, 1914

March 10, 1914: Here’s another item I found at the city archives. Non-Asian women working at “Oriental cafes” except entertainers “does not comport with public welfare and morals.”

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The LAPD Adopts the Colt Police Positive and Smith & Wesson Police Special, 1914

Here’s an item from my visit to the city archives: The Police Commission approves the rule that all new LAPD officers must be provided with a Colt Police Positive or Smith & Wesson Police Special .38-caliber revolver.

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Vaudeville Caricatures

“Vaudeville,” by Caroline Caffin and Marius De Zayas has been listed on EBay. My knowledge of vaudeville is quite slim and for all I know this may be a standard work on the subject, although I have never encountered it … Continue reading

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Angels Flight — Another View

This postcard complements the Rediscovering Los Angeles post on Angels Flight. It’s postmarked 1904 and photo was taken from Spring Street looking toward the 3rd Street tunnel.  Bidding starts at $5.

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Christmas past

Dec. 26, 1914 Los Angeles Photograph by the Los Angeles Times  

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Rewriting history

From left, Times reporter Bonnie Glessner, Tiny Broadwick and Glenn Martin, Jan. 9, 1914 This was supposed to be an upbeat story about the early days of aviation–a nice change of pace from crime and death. And it is–but not … Continue reading

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