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4 Die as Streetcar Crushes Auto

Photo: 115th Street and Hawthorne Boulevard via Google’s Street View. Dec. 29, 1941: A streetcar heading north on Hawthorne Boulevard hits an automobile at 115th Street after the driver, apparently blinded by rain, entered the intersection. “The streetcar struck the … Continue reading

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Japanese Sub Torpedoes 2 Ships off California Coast

Dec. 25, 1941: Crew members of the Absaroka, which was hauling lumber, recount being torpedoed by a Japanese submarine at an undisclosed location off the California coast. One man was crushed by piles of lumber after rescuing a shipmate who … Continue reading

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Crowds Line Broadway for Armistice Day Parade, Nov. 12, 1941

We just don’t get deep thoughts in comics anymore. Nov. 12, 1941: Crowds line Broadway in downtown Los Angeles for the annual Armistice Day parade, which marked the end of what used to be called the Great War or the … Continue reading

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Carole Landis–RIP

  Photograph by the Los Angeles Times Carole Landis, July 27, 1937 Form 3.11 (Revised 10-3-47) DEAD BODY REPORT Type SUICIDE DR No. 486 592 Victim SCHMIDLAPP, Carole Landis (Mrs.) Residence Address 1465 Capri Dr., Pac Pal. Business Address Eagle … Continue reading

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Carole Landis–RIP

I discovered something interesting in trying to enhance this photo.   I was fiddling around with the contrast and brightness when the labels suddenly became readable — at least the larger type. Imagine my surprise. (No, I didn’t salvage this … Continue reading

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Carole Landis–RIP

Above, the photo of Carole Landis published in The Times. omeone was kind enough to send me a scan of this photo. Here are the items on the bathroom counter: a book of matches, a comb and several bottles. It’s … Continue reading

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Carole Landis–RIP

Above, the Carole Landis crime scene photo as it was published in The Times, July 6, 1948. nce again, here are our two detectives, John Laymen and Emmett Jones, looking at poor old Carole Landis on the bathroom floor. I … Continue reading

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Carole Landis–RIP

Photograph by the Los Angeles Times Here’s the overall shot again. So far nobody has mentioned the item almost in the center of the photograph. A piano bench and an old movie script. Voila! At first I thought it was … Continue reading

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Carole Landis–RIP

Los Angeles Times file photo Let’s break down the photograph by segments. First, we’ll  inventory everything on and around the bureau. Starting from the left, here’s the camera. I’ll leave to the experts to determine the precise model. My first … Continue reading

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Carole Landis–RIP

Photograph by the Los Angeles Times Detectives John M. Laymen, top, and Emmett Jones examine the body of actress Carole Landis in a bathroom (one of four) at her home at 1465 Capri Drive, July 5, 1948. Below, the approximate … Continue reading

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