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July 20, 1947: Wealthy Woman Gives Estate – Including Homeless Camp -– to Santa Barbara

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. This was a follow-up to a post by Kim Cooper. Lillian Child died in 1951 at the age of 75, four years after setting up provisions … Continue reading

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Black L.A. 1947: Sanitarium Offered for Woman on Trial in Slavery Case With Restitution to Victim

July 17, 1947: Clinton M. Arnold, special correspondent for the Los Angeles Sentinel, files updates on the case of Elizabeth Ingalls, who was accused of holding Dora Jones in slavery. In one recent development, Ruth Castendyke, one of Ingalls’ daughters, … Continue reading

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Black L.A. 1947: NAACP to Sue Inglewood for Barring Blacks From Swimming Pool

The 1938 exploitation film “The Wages of Sin” is being shown at the Flo-Mills Theater. July 17, 1947: The NAACP charges that the city of Inglewood bars African Americans from the pool at Centinela Park. At an employee picnic sponsored … Continue reading

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July 18, 1947: The Timeless, Subtle Wit of Ernie Bushmiller’s ‘Nancy’

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. NANCY BY ERNIE BUSHMILLER Panel 1: Exterior, Day. A city sidewalk. Nancy and Sluggo are carrying heavy packages on their shoulders. NANCY: Wow… These packages are … Continue reading

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Black L.A. 1947: Bandleader Jimmie Lunceford Collapses in Record Store, Dies at 45

Suzette Johnson appears in “The Foxes of Harrow.” July 17, 1947: The Los Angeles Sentinel has a news story on the death of bandleader Jimmie Lunceford, who collapsed in a record store in Seaside, Ore., and a mention in Earl … Continue reading

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July 17, 1947: Arnold Schoenberg Gets Commission for ‘Survivor From Warsaw’

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. By mid-July, Arnold Schoenberg was hard at work on a composition he had conceived several months earlier, when choreographer Corinne Chochem sent him details on a … Continue reading

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July 16, 1947: L.A. County Tired of Paying Welfare, Pays Brink Family to Go Back to Oklahoma

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. Sojourn Over—James Brink and his wife and their nine children as they prepared to depart yesterday for their Oklahoma ranch after spending two and a half … Continue reading

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July 15, 1947: Orson Welles Films ‘Macbeth’ on Tight Deadline

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. Over at Republic Studios, master showman Orson Welles is engaged in an enormous stunt: He has promised to film “Macbeth” in 24 days (later cut to … Continue reading

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Architecture, Preservation and Noir

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. Architecture, murder and hardboiled writing. Do you suppose McCoy had the 1947 Project in mind when he knocked off this forgotten little tale? (Note the first-person … Continue reading

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Black L.A. 1947 ‘I Didn’t Think I Had a Friend in the World,’ Dora Jones Testifies in Slavery Case

July 10, 1947: The Sentinel devotes a significant part of its front page to the San Diego slavery trial with a story by Clinton M. Arnold. The Sentinel said it was the only black weekly in the U.S. devoting so … Continue reading

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Black L.A. 1947: Postal Worker Finds Body of Rosenda Mondragon

July 10, 1947: The Sentinel publishes a picture of Newton Joshua, who discovered the body of Rosenda Mondragon. I don’t recall ever seeing his name in coverage of the killing.

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Black L.A.: Lynchings Increase for 1946

Jan. 9, 1947: The Sentinel reports on the rise in lynchings in 1946 in data compiled by the Tuskegee Institute. The institute said six African Americans were lynched in 1946, contrasted with one in 1945. “The offenses charged were stealing … Continue reading

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1947: Bookstore Owners Fined for Selling Obscene ‘Memoirs of Hecate County’

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. In the days when I lived in Hecate County, I had an uncomfortable neighbor, a man named Asa M. Stryker. He had at one time, he … Continue reading

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June 14, 1947: U.S. Customs Bars Welcoming Committee From Greeting Mexican Official

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. Finger-pointing gestures and assurances that the State Department and other higher echelons will hear protests were features of an “international incident” yesterday when Dr. Francisco Villagran, … Continue reading

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July 9, 1947: Rosenda Mondragon Strangled With Stocking

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. Here’s a perfect illustration of the difference between The Times and the Examiner, which has a completely different version of Antonio Mondragon’s actions on the night … Continue reading

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Black L.A. 1947: No Black Writers Invited to Preview of ‘Black Narcissus’

July 10, 1947: Earl Griffin, the Sentinel’s Hollywood Spotlight columnist, writes of a press premiere of “Black Narcissus” at the Carthay Circle Theater and notes that “the Negro press has been conspicuous by their absence (not being invited).” Griffin salutes … Continue reading

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July 7, 1947: 4,000 Bikers in ‘Gypsy Tour’ Wreak Havoc in Hollister

“Hey, Johnny, what are you rebelling against?” “What’ve you got?”

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July 6, 1947: 1930 Duesenberg Convertible for Sale. Best Offer

Sigh.

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Mechanical Engineer Publishes First Book

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. Hard at work as a mechanical engineer during the day, the former naval aviation researcher still finds time to do a little writing. At the moment … Continue reading

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July 4, 1947: Man Convicted of Dog Atrocity

Note: This is an encore post that originally appeared on the 1947project, but in June rather than July. Oops.

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