Tag Archives: 1958

Dec. 10, 1958: Paul Coates – Mothers Seek to Bar Black Boy From Cub Scouts

Dec. 10, 1958: Here’s Paul Coates’ earlier column about Butch Harris, the young African American boy who was denied admission to the Cub Scouts.. The column originally appeared in the L.A. Mirror in 1958 and was republished on latimes.com in … Continue reading

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Voices: Recalling Times Sports Columnist Ned Cronin

Keith Thursby writes: Ned Cronin was a columnist at The Times until his death in 1958 and his work has been featured often in the Daily Mirror. His son, Jerry, recently discovered the blog and we started an e-mail conversation. … Continue reading

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Jan. 2, 1958: Photographer Edward Weston Dies

Here’s a blog post I wrote for the Daily Mirror blog in 2008, when it was hosted by the Los Angeles Times. Edward Weston, one of the great photographers of the 20th century, received a one-paragraph obituary in the Los … Continue reading

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Al Martinez, a Dying Boy and Some Peaches — A (Non) Christmas Story

Note: This is an encore post from 2015. Jim Romenesko, for those who aren’t in the news business, runs an essential blog that serves as a clearing house for information, gossip, bad headlines and assorted gaffes. A Jan. 6 post … Continue reading

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Al Martinez, a Dying Boy and Some Peaches — A (Non) Christmas Story

Note: This is an encore post from 2015. Jim Romenesko, for those who aren’t in the news business, runs an essential blog that serves as a clearing house for information, gossip, bad headlines and assorted gaffes. A Jan. 6 post … Continue reading

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Al Martinez, a Dying Boy and Some Peaches

Jim Romenesko, for those who aren’t in the news business, runs an essential blog that serves as a clearing house for information, gossip, bad headlines and assorted gaffes. A Jan. 6 post dealt with former Times columnist Al Martinez, who … Continue reading

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Harvey Glatman: The Early Years — Part I

Aug. 27, 1946: Harvey Glatman in the Yonkers, N.Y., Herald Statesman. Whenever I am contacted by TV producers about appearing on a crime show, I always caution them that I’m a specialist not a generalist. I don’t do Sal Mineo, … Continue reading

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One Magazine From 1957 and 1958

What the vendor says are complete runs of the 1957 and 1958 issues of One magazine have been listed on EBay at $69.99 each. Individual issues often sell for $10-$20 or more, so this is actually a deal – if … Continue reading

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Dog IQ test, August 10, 1958

How smart is your dog? Read the Gettysburg Address to your faithful friend and find out. No, I mean it! Answers below. No cheating, Princess!        

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US sub sails under polar ice cap, Dodgers win over Giants, August 9, 1958

    he nuclear submarine Nautilus crosses beneath the polar ice cap and surfaces near Greenland … The U.S. plans to withdrawn 2,000 Marines from Lebanon … And U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold proposes a peace plan for the Middle East … Continue reading

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Dodgers win 3-2, Aug. 3, 1958

The Dodgers defeat the Reds 3-2 … The U.S. recognizes the Republic of Iraq … Iraqis free two captured Marines … Lebanese leader survives attempted assassination.
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July 31, 1958

A car made in … Japan? Built by some outfit called Toy-o-ta? You can’t be serious. Hm. "33 m.p.g." I wonder what that means. Email me

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‘Discovering’ Chavez Ravine

By Keith ThursbyTimes staff writer The Times published a tidbit about the Hollywood Stars and their owner, Bob Cobb, that made me go looking deeper for more details. Jeane Hoffman reported that Cobb "discovered" Chavez Ravine as a potential home … Continue reading

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Woman, boy strangled

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Woman disappears

View Larger Map 3714 W. Pico Blvd., via Google maps’ street view   July 23, 1958 uth lived in a room at the Shari Hotel, 3714 W. Pico, that she shared with a little dog and a couple of parakeets. … Continue reading

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July 21, 1958

ather than even make an attempt to explain what’s going on in the Mideast in this period, I’ll defer to Robert G. Neumann, below. I can only echo what Hanson W. Baldwin said Feb. 21, 1958, when he referred to … Continue reading

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Setback for stadium

July 15, 1958 By Keith Thursby Times staff writer Los Angeles and the Dodgers lost a round in court in their efforts to build a baseball stadium in Chavez Ravine. Superior Court Judge Arnold Praeger ruled that the contract between … Continue reading

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El Segundo revisited

orman Frederick Gagnon looks like an excellent suspect in the unsolved killing of two El Segundo police officers last year. In an incident quite similar to the El Segundo case, Charles H. May and a female companion (The Times, fortunately, … Continue reading

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Olympics in L.A.?

July 12, 1958 By Keith ThursbyTimes staff writer Los Angeles officially threw its hat into the Olympic rings for the 1964 Summer Games. Mayor Norris Poulson announced the bid after a meeting with the Southern California Committee for the Olympic … Continue reading

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Topanga Canyon blaze

spark from an electrical short in the pump house at Hertz Ranch was blamed for a fire that burned 125 acres before it was contained, The Times says. Six other fires were also burning in Southern California, The Times says. … Continue reading

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