Tag Archives: #Clark Gable

Man Held as ‘Orchid Bandit’

June 27, 1942: James D. Hannah liked orchids. He liked them so much that he usually gave several of them to his girlfriends to put in their hair, a habit that led to his arrest when robbery victim  Elva Sieburg … Continue reading

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Louis B. Mayer, Clark Gable Lead in U.S. Salaries

May 29, 1942: The highest-paid executive in America is Louis B. Mayer, who earned $704,426.60 ($11,025,713.90 USD 2012) in 1941. The next-highest is Clark Gable, who earned $357,500 ($5,595,604.59 USD 2012) and Nicholas M. Schenck is third at $334,204.54 ($5,230,983.10 … Continue reading

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Angry Butcher Cuts Wife’s Throat

Betty Rowland at the Follies! Photo: 6152 Agra St. Credit: Google Street View. Feb. 2, 1942: Lewis Buell Chase dialed the sheriff’s substation in Firestone Park and told a deputy: “I have just murdered a woman.” He had gone to … Continue reading

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L.A. Studebaker Plant Converts to War Production

Jan. 22, 1942: Chika Takamoto and Ryohei Tanaka are in jail for violating the federal ban on Japanese Americans possessing cameras or radios. Studebaker Pacific manufactures its last passenger car and converts to defense work “for the duration.” The Times … Continue reading

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Lombard’s Body Recovered From Crash

Jan. 19, 1942: The Times’ Gene Sherman reports from the scene of the crash that killed Carole Lombard and 21 others: “The totally demolished luxurious Douglas DC-3 Skyclub presented a grim, sorrowful picture on its rocky resting place. Wreckage was … Continue reading

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Carole Lombard Among 22 Dead in Crash; Gable Charters Plane for Las Vegas

Photo: Clark Gable and Carole Lombard at home with their pet Siamese cats. Jan. 17, 1942: Carole Lombard, who was returning from a campaign to sell defense bonds; her mother, Elizabeth K. Peters; and MGM publicist Otto Winkler are among … Continue reading

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War Workers Start Day With Prayer

Photo: The 4200 block of South Olive Street via Google’s Street View. Jan. 4, 1942: William E. Kosdy uses a shovel to dig a two-person bomb shelter in the backyard of his home, 4236 S. Olive St. “I didn’t follow … Continue reading

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Eve Golden: Queen of the Dead

Photo: 1955 Cadillac hearse, listed on EBay at $7,500. Queen of the Dead—dateline December 5, 2011 •  With Loretta Young and Clark Gable as parents, Judy Lewis was bound to be a knockout—and since she looked like a Photoshop mash-up … Continue reading

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June 24, 1938

uestro Pueblo is a new discovery for me, and a very happy one. The Times began the feature by writer Joe Seewerker and artist Charles Owens in June 1938, publishing installments Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The series ended in October … Continue reading

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Mystery pet photo

OK, cat lovers, who likes Siamese? Marlon Brando? Alas, no. John Wayne? Sorry, no. Clark Gable and Carole Lombard (Alexa Foreman). Absolutely right!   Los Angeles Times file photo Clark Gable and Carole Lombard at their home in Encino, March … Continue reading

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March 18, 1958

Above, one of Clark Gable’s lesser pictures is featured at a fund-raiser for the Press Club’s 8-Ball Foundation. When the Mirror and Examiner closed in 1962, the foundation held a benefit to raise money for unemployed journalists. Below, a plane … Continue reading

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