Tag Archives: #Dogs

Dec. 15, 1947: St. Bernard Plays Santa to Dogs at Shelter

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. Curiously, The Times apparently never published another story about Chad A. Schultz, despite his considerable generosity ($1,000 = $9,464.19 USD 2005). However, the South L.A. animal … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Charlie Ruggles, Dog Lover

Befuddled and often tongue-tied onscreen, beloved character actor Charlie Ruggles possessed sharp business and organizational skills off screen. He parlayed a love of dogs into a profitable kennel business for several years in the 1930s and 1940s, working to ensure … Continue reading

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Charlie Chaplin’s Big Moment in Venice

I was intrigued by Sunday’s Then and Now piece by Anthony Mostrom on Charlie Chaplin’s “Kid Auto Races at Venice” and I thought I’d do a little digging. Here’s what I found. The film includes footage of two races. One … Continue reading

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Mystery photo

My good friends across the newsroom are having so much fun with L.A. Unleashed that I thought I’d add a special mystery picture, just for them. OK, who is our dog lover and, for bonus points, what’s the dog’s name? … Continue reading

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TV hypnotizes dog

  June 5, 1957 Beverly Hills "OK, 261 S. Maple, Beverly Hills. This is the place. "Hi, Mr. and Mrs. Bloom?" "That’s us." "We’re from The Times. You the folks with the dog that watches TV?" "Yes. Do you want … Continue reading

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Death in La Mirada

May 1, 1957 Los Angeles All he wanted to do was keep their dog, Roxy, out of the flowers. Two weeks ago, aeronautical engineer Neil Thompson, 30, rigged up an electric wire to shock the boxer if it got near … Continue reading

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