Tag Archives: 1952

Christmas on the Radio — Dragnet ‘.22 Rifle for Christmas’

From the radio version of “Dragnet,” Joe Friday (Jack Webb) and Ben Romero (Barton Yarborough) on the case of a missing 9-year-old boy in “.22 Rifle for Christmas.” From 1949 | From 1950 | From 1951 | From 1952 (with … Continue reading

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Cold War

      Nov. 7, 1952 Operation Skywatch was launched July 14, 1952, and used thousands of ground-based civilian observers who volunteered to search the skies around the clock for unidentified aircraft that were undetected by U.S. radar. According to … Continue reading

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Oscar Peterson RIP

Oct. 26, 1952 Los Angeles Now playing at the Daily Mirror HQ: "Bess, You Is My Woman Now," from "Oscar Peterson Plays ‘Porgy and Bess‘ " and "You Go to My Head" from "Jazz ‘Round Midnight." 

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Hippodrome mystery

A trip to the archives clears up the mystery about what became of the Hippodrome. As I suspected, the back of the theater was demolished, but the facade was saved.   Photograph by the Los Angeles TimesNotice that the Main … Continue reading

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Hippodrome

  Los Angeles Times file photo Here’s a photo of South Main at 4th Street looking north. The theater on the right is the Hippodrome and the title "Shifting Sands" on the marquee allows us to date the image to … Continue reading

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Literary diversions

Aldous Huxley, July 20, 1952

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What happened on Dunsmuir

These appear to be four rather ordinary West Adams district homes from the late 1920s and early ’30s and in many ways they are. Photographs by Larry Harnisch Los Angeles Times This is 2435 S. Dunsmuir Ave. This is 2308 … Continue reading

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Out of the past

  Alpine Street between Figueroa and Bunker Hill, about 1952. Back row, from left: Dickie V., Richie Trevino Front row, from left: Gilbert Ortiz, Eddie Ortiz, Rachel Razo. Photo courtesy of Gilbert Ortiz.

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