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The Death of Ted Healy — Part 8

Dec. 22, 1937: “Beating of Ted Healy Told in Death Probe,” in the Los Angeles Daily News. In case you just tuned in, we are nearing the end of a long journey that began in April, when I stumbled across … Continue reading

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The Death of Ted Healy — Part 7

Sept. 20, 1934: The Cafe Trocadero opens at “8610 Boulevard de la Sunset.” Before going further into the death of Ted Healy, I thought it would be interesting to look at the club where the incident occurred,  The Trocadero, which … Continue reading

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The Death of Ted Healy — Part 6

After the breakup: Betty Braun Healy with Stan Laurel in “Our Relations” (1936). In case you just tuned in: We have been focusing on the life of Betty Braun Healy, Ted Healy’s first wife. She is the only one to … Continue reading

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The Death of Ted Healy — Part 5

Dec. 28, 1937: A photo of Betty Braun Healy in the Daily News. In case you just tuned in, I have spent a long time dissecting the death of comedian Ted Healy, starting with the yarn about him being beaten … Continue reading

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The Death of Ted Healy — Part 4

Jan 28, 1932: Betty Braun Healy sues Mary Brown Warburton for alienation of affection, via the Milwaukee Journal. The most interesting person in the whole Ted Healy drama is his first wife, Betty Braun, his former vaudeville partner. Everyone else … Continue reading

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The Death of Ted Healy — Part 3

Dec. 23, 1937: The funeral of Ted Healy as reported by the Daily News. Today’s installment was supposed to be a look at Jack Marcus, Ted Healy’s manager. Marcus picked up Healy and took him home after he was treated … Continue reading

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The Death of Ted Healy — Part 2

Dec. 22, 1937: Ted Healy’s death is reported in the Los Angeles Examiner. Before we get into Healy’s last days, let’s take a look at some of the people who were involved in the story. There’s Jack Marcus, his manager, … Continue reading

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The Death of Ted Healy — Part 1

Dec. 22, 1937: Ted Healy’s death is reported in the Los Angeles Examiner. In the days leading up to his death, comedian Ted Healy had been under continuous observation  by his sister, Marcia, and manager, James Marcus, to keep him … Continue reading

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Wikipedia: Murder and Myth — Part 19

In case you just tuned in, I am using the Wikipedia entry on Wallace Beery — alleging that he was involved in the death of Ted Healy — as a way to explore Wikipedia’s fundamental problems with accuracy and delve … Continue reading

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Wikipedia: Murder and Myth — Part 18

In case you just tuned in, I am using the Wikipedia entry on Wallace Beery — alleging that he was involved in the death of Ted Healy — as a way to explore Wikipedia’s fundamental problems with accuracy and delve … Continue reading

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Wikipedia: Murder and Myth — Part 17

In case you just tuned in, I am using the Wikipedia entry on Wallace Beery — alleging that he was involved in the death of Ted Healy — as a way to explore Wikipedia’s fundamental problems with accuracy and delve … Continue reading

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Wikipedia: Murder and Myth — Part 16

In case you just tuned in, I am using the Wikipedia entry on Wallace Beery — alleging that he was involved in the death of Ted Healy — as a way to explore Wikipedia’s fundamental problems with accuracy and delve … Continue reading

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Wikipedia: Murder and Myth – Part 15

In case you just tuned in, I am using the Wikipedia entry on Wallace Beery – alleging that he was involved in the death of Ted Healy – as a way to explore Wikipedia’s fundamental problems with accuracy and delve … Continue reading

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Wikipedia Revert War: Wallace Beery vs. Ted Healy, Round 9

Folks have been busy on the Ted Healy entry!  Will clarity emerge? We can only hope.

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Wikipedia: Murder and Myth — Part 14

In case you just tuned in, I am using the Wikipedia entry on Wallace Beery – alleging that he was involved in the death of Ted Healy – as a way to explore Wikipedia’s fundamental problems with accuracy and delve … Continue reading

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Wikipedia: Murder and Myth – Part 13

In case you just tuned in, I am using the Wikipedia entry on Wallace Beery – alleging that he was involved in the death of Ted Healy – as a way to explore Wikipedia’s fundamental problems with accuracy and delve … Continue reading

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Wikipedia Revert War: Wallace Beery vs. Ted Healy, Round 8

Wikipedia: Now you see it, now you don’t. The story is gone — at least for today. DoctorJoeE has been busy updating the Wallace Beery and Ted Healy entries. Having been involved with Wikipedia for years, however, I would bet … Continue reading

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Wikipedia Revert War: Wallace Beery vs. Ted Healy, Round 7

Wrapping up our third week (well, I did warn you that this would be long and tedious) of looking at the “Wallace Beery beat Ted Healy to death” yarn here’s where we stand: Our friend DoctorJoeE has been at work … Continue reading

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Wikipedia: Murder and Myth — Part 12

In case you just tuned in, I am using the Wikipedia entry on Wallace Beery — alleging that he was involved in the death of Ted Healy — as a way to explore Wikipedia’s fundamental problems with accuracy and delve … Continue reading

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Wikipedia Revert War: Wallace Beery vs. Ted Healy, Round 6

And here is where we get to one of Wikipedia’s great amusements: long, turgid squabbles over the content of a post. (The protracted, impassioned rag chew over whether the entry should be titled “Black Dahlia” or “The Black Dahlia” remains … Continue reading

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