Tag Archives: #1940s

Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights – Film Noir Fest Kapows Gangsters

“City Across the River” with a young Tony Curtis, left. Shady dames and slick gunsels are now on screen during the 15th Annual Film Noir Festival spooling at American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Usual suspects like “Sunset Boulevard” and … Continue reading

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Cruising Bunker Hill, 1940s

Writing for On Bunker Hill, my crime buddy Nathan Marsak has done a breakdown of shots in a 6-minute film that turned up at archive.org. The footage was apparently filmed as background for an unidentified movie. Let’s see if we … Continue reading

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Pioneering African American Attorney Walter L. Gordon Jr. Honored

Walter L. Gordon Jr., left, and Judge William C. Beverly Jr. This week, the UCLA library honored the 103rd birthday Walter L. Gordon Jr., one of the pioneering African American attorneys in Los Angeles. Judge William C. Beverly Jr. was … Continue reading

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