Tag Archives: 1921

Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: S.H. Woodruff and the Electrical Adobe House

A drawing of the electrical adobe home, Journal of Electricity, Jan. 15, 1921. Real estate brokers often look for a unique hook or gimmick on which to sell their developments. Any special amenity or feature which can grab headlines and … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Los Angeles Bans ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’ (Updated)

A still from “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari from “The Movies Come From America.” Update: A reader on the film site, Nitrateville, pointed out that novelist Upton Sinclair wrote about the protest at “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” in his … Continue reading

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Why Can’t Anybody Get L.A. History Right?

The Times magazine magically transports San Francisco’s St. Francis Hotel  to Los Angeles! Ignorance about Los Angeles history is, alas, all around us. But imagine my dismay to discover this gaffe by The Times magazine –a separate publication by the … Continue reading

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Loew’s State Theater Under Construction

This 1921 architectural photo of Loew’s State Theater under construction at 7th Street and Broadway has been listed on EBay. Bidding starts at $24. Notice the signage for Bullock’s in the background.

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L.A. County Jail’s New Piano Should Be an Instrument of Torture!

Jun2 28, 1921: Mrs. K.T. Lindy of Inglewood thinks jails are for punishment. Now that someone has given women prisoners a piano, she hopes they have to practice chromatic scales and not that evil jazz! Lindy says: “I hope this … Continue reading

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‘The Sheik’ – Found on EBay

A location photo that the vendor says shows filming of “The Sheik” on “Hueneme Beach near Oxnard” has been listed on EBay. Bidding starts at $49.99.

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Harold Lloyd — ‘Now or Never’

Harold Lloyd’s “Now or Never,” directed by Hal Roach and Fred Newmeyer, includes a memorable sequence in which he appears to be caught on top of a train. The final impression is stunning and we might pass it off as … Continue reading

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Harold Lloyd on Location: Santa Fe Station

John Bengston emailed the other day to mention his research on Harold Lloyd’s filming locations in conjunction with the recent Lloyd festival on TCM. John pointed out that “Safety Last” and “Cops” used the same alley. I DVR’d just about … Continue reading

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