Tag Archives: 1956

Movieland Mystery Photo (Updated + + + +)

This week’s mystery movie was the 1956 MGM picture “The Opposite Sex,” with June Allyson, Joan Collins, Dolores Gray, Ann Sheridan,  Ann Miller, Leslie Nielsen, Jeff Richards, Agnes Moorehead, Charlotte Greenwood, Joan Blondell, Sam Levene, Harry James, Art Mooney, Dick … Continue reading

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Harvey Glatman: The Early Years — Part 4

Aug. 26, 1946: Harvey Glatman is arraigned, published in the Knickerbocker News of Albany, N.Y. In case you just tuned in, I did quite a bit of research on the early years of serial killer Harvey M. Glatman for an … Continue reading

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Man Held in Killing of Ex-Marine — Part 2

As strange as the tale of Michael Timothy Cavanaugh had been, the case became even more bizarre once he was arrested. After several days of denying that he knew ex-Marine Ralph Welch, even though he was driving Welch’s car and … Continue reading

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Found on EBay – Another Good Story Ruined

A vendor on EBay has listed this AP photo from New York as showing Ralph von Hiltz, the “murderer of Black Dahlia.” (Price: $25.44). This is just another crackpot confession. The Times reported in 1956 that then-Chief of Detectives Thad … Continue reading

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Charlton Heston, RIP

Oct. 28, 1956 Los Angeles Look at this! We had our religion writer Dan Thrapp interview Charlton Heston about his role as Moses in "The Ten Commandments." Fortunately, Thrapp was not from the "over a salad and mineral water at … Continue reading

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Rocket to Stardom

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Christmas past

Dec. 24, 1956Los Angeles      Photograph by Pete Grant / The Los Angeles Times The Times features the home of W.N. Chandler, 13060 Otsego St., Sherman Oaks, in a Dec. 24, 1956, photo essay on holiday yard decor.

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Paul V. Coates–Confidential File

Aug. 22, 1957 Desmond Slattery–actor, naturalist, man-about Googies–paid his annual visit to my plush offices yesterday. And, of course, I’m glad he did. Because it means that he won’t be around for another 11 months or so. But don’t get … Continue reading

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Boyfriend kills waitress

  To Whom It May Concern: My name is Linda Pyne and I am writing on behalf of my husband, Richard D. Pyne. As an infant he was abandoned by his parents. He did know that his mother was murdered … Continue reading

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