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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Clock Tower Enters Its Second Century

A landmark both as one of the first buildings in the original Cahuenga Valley area known as Colegrove and for its dramatic appearance looming over the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Cahuenga Avenue, what is now the L.A. Security … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Steve ‘Broken Nose’ Murphy Slays Them in the Movies

  Steve “Broken Nose” Murphy” in “Sherlock Jr.”       Some people succeed in films because of great notoriety, talent, or beauty. Others flourish because of unusual skill or looks, such as Steve “Broken Nose” Murphy. A stand out … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Buster Keaton!

And in honor of Buster Keaton’s birthday yesterday, here’s a link to Buster’s scrapbook, which is online at the Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Here’s the link. Happy birthday, Buster!

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James Curtis: L.A. Voices – Jules White, Part 6

A photo of Buster Keaton in “Sidewalks of New York” has been listed on EBay. Bidding starts at $199.95. James writes: Here’s another of those interviews I did during a random burst of energy in 1975. This one took place … Continue reading

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Keaton Sons Change Names to Talmadge

July 2, 1942: Buster Keaton’s sons Robert, 18, and James, 20, legally change their last names to Talmadge after a petition to the court by Keaton’s ex-wife Natalie Talmadge. Lee Gilcrease, 29, kills his wife, Ethel, and commits suicide in … Continue reading

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Buster Keaton add 1

Oct. 6, 1957Los Angeles Add this to your trivia file on Keaton. There’s no further word in The Times on Alum Jones. I’d love to know what the rest of his life was like.  

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Oh for a time machine

Sept. 30, 1957Los Angeles

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