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Dec. 30, 1907: Old Soldiers of the Civil War, Held as Drunks, Get Free Run of Jail

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Dec. 30, 1907 Los Angeles James Sullivan, 64, was a prisoner of the Confederates held at Belle Isle, Libby and Andersonville, where he and war correspondent Albert D. Richardson escaped by tunneling … Continue reading

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Aug. 31, 1907: The Year in Liquor — 20 Gallons of Beer for Every Man, Woman and Child in U.S.

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Aug. 31, 1907 Los Angeles The ugly statistics should dishearten even the most ardent temperance worker. According to federal tax data for the last fiscal year, distillers produced 20 gallons of beer … Continue reading

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May 23, 1908

Hollywood gets a new church, above.  (At left, Hollywood Presbyterian today.) The northwest corner of 8th Street and Broadway (at right) sells for $234,000 ($5,144, 969.35 USD 2007) … Below left, sake is banned because it’s impure … The auction … Continue reading

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April 23, 1908

You may remember yesterday that Schlitz declared beer a health drink. And I’ve noted elsewhere that brewers marketed beer as "liquid bread" (a mere 3 1/2 percent alcohol). But calling whiskey a health tonic is new to me. Do you … Continue reading

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Paul V. Coates–Confidential File

July 6, 1957 Teenagers’ magazines are a comparatively new fad. But in spite of their recent arrival, they have already grabbed a strong position of influence. And respect. Yesterday, I printed some letters written to Lilly Cooper, Dig magazine’s problem … Continue reading

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Drivers’ Ed Theatre

"None for the Road," 1957 Bad things happen when Jerry Landon comes home from college–and to the lab rat that’s the heavy drinker.  Featuring the Aetna Drive-a-Trainer.   

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