Tag Archives: Compton

Paul Coates: Confidential File

Nov. 12, 1957 I have never met a man who dropped $4,000 pitching pennies. But I guess it’s possible Because last week I talked to a man who estimated that he has lost, in the last four years, nearly $20,000–gambling … Continue reading

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The Money Man

  Oct. 2-3, 1957 Los Angeles OK, let’s go get a cup of coffee and talk about our friend "The Money Man." We can just drive up Central Avenue until we find some all-night place. I’m not really hungry. I … Continue reading

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  Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 1957 Los Angeles It’s almost 3 a.m. and we’re parked on 134th Street between Water Way and Central Avenue in Compton. In two years, there will be houses all along the north side of the street. … Continue reading

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