Tag Archives: Frank Shaw

July 30, 1938

  he search is on for a candidate to face Mayor Frank Shaw in the recall election. The Times story mentions Councilman Stephen W. Cunningham, but more important, it says that Judge Fletcher Bowron and Supervisor John Anson Ford "have … Continue reading

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July 25, 1938

oe Shaw resigns as personal secretary to his brother, Mayor Frank Shaw, and elopes to Reno with Buelah M. Fuller of the mayor’s secretarial staff. Curiously enough, Joe Shaw is identified as a lieutenant, which I haven’t encountered before. Perhaps … Continue reading

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July 13 1938

North Main Street, below, via Google maps’ street view. Where would you rather go for a walk, Main Street 1938 or Main Street 2008? he upcoming election on whether to recall Mayor Frank Shaw is one of the key moments … Continue reading

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July 9, 1938

Above, President Roosevelt, who will be arriving at Union Station in Los Angeles on July 16, 1938. I hope I can find some Times photos of his visit. r. Roy L. Smith, chairman of the Federation for Civic Betterment and … Continue reading

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July 2, 1938

ayor Frank Shaw congratulates hundreds of city employees on their retirement, notably 90-year-old Robert Carr, above. The Times says that Carr worked in the street maintenance division for more than 20 years, meaning that he would have started with the … Continue reading

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June 30, 1938

Rodney "Gipsy" (or "Gypsy") Smith, famous evangelist, takes a wife. He died in 1947 while sailing from England to New York on the Queen Mary. He was 87. APD "squadmen" (now there’s an interesting coinage) are questioned before a police … Continue reading

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June 28, 1938

ometimes one can only sigh. At his sentencing in the Harry Raymond bombing, former Police Capt. Earle Kynette speaks for half an hour in defense of his conduct. Unfortunately, The Times didn’t quote a single line of his remarks. Instead, … Continue reading

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June 26, 1938

A panel from "Buck Rogers," Sunday, June 26, 1938. arry Raymond finally goes home after 163 days in the hospital, The Times says. He promises a $1-million lawsuit against Mayor Frank Shaw, Joe Shaw, Police Chief James Davis, several subordinates … Continue reading

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June 25, 1938

e have more fallout from Earle Kynette’s conviction in the Harry Raymond bombing. On the jump, The Times reports that seven officers will face a police board of rights on charges of obstructing the Raymond investigation. Mayor Frank Shaw sends … Continue reading

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June 21, 1938

  ne thing you have to say about Los Angeles Mayor Frank Shaw: He has a sense of humor. Upon returning from Washington, where he spent the final days of the Earle Kynette trial, Shaw was given a list of … Continue reading

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June 15, 1938

A detail of the arch, as shown on San Pedro High School’s website. For the full image, go here.   A cloverleaf interchange, as envisioned in 1938. Note the extensive landscaping on both sides of the freeway. A map of … Continue reading

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April 30, 1938

Above, a snippet of the want ads. You could also hire a Japanese chauffeur or a Filipino cook, if you were looking for one. Below, bombing victim Harry Raymond takes the stand in the trial of Police Capt. Earle Kynette. … Continue reading

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April 28, 1938

Below, the trial of Police Capt. Earle Kynette in the Harry Raymond bombing gets particularly juicy when the prosecution introduces a large stack of recording discs, apparently of radio speeches, taken from police. Prosecutors charge that the Los Angeles Police … Continue reading

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Raymond bombing

  Feb. 4, 1938Los Angeles Dist. Atty. Buron Fitt investigates charges that Los Angeles city and county officials are being bribed to protect gambling in "Little Tokio" … The city’s first "skyscraper" at Court and New High Street is torn … Continue reading

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Raymond bombing

  Police Capt. Earle Kynette surrenders to authorities … a Japanese sentry slaps a U.S. envoy in Nanking … Mussolini does the goosestep! … And wedding bells for King Zog of Albania … On the jump, the Assembly vice inquiry … Continue reading

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Raymond bombing

Dist. Atty. Buron Fitts charges Police Capt. Earle Kynette* with attempted murder … An Assembly committee issues more than 100 subpoenas in an investigation of vice, graft and corruption in Los Angeles … Caltech engineers discuss the possibility of sending … Continue reading

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Raymond bombing

This is getting complicated. Police Capt. Earle Kynette has been cleared by Police Chief Davis and has promised to capture whoever attached a bomb to Harry Raymond’s car. Kynette has already been charged with wiretapping Raymond’s phone. Now he’s in … Continue reading

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Jan. 25, 1958

 

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Raymond bombing

    The February 1938 issue of Vogue–delayed because of antisemitic words hidden in a cartoon. A big news day: Japanese soldiers brutalize Nanking, China, while Japanese authorities apologize and eventually issue an edict that malicious cables discrediting the Japanese … Continue reading

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Former mayor dies

  Two decades after the Harry Raymond bombing, former Mayor Frank Shaw dies. He denied allegations of corruption, explaining: "They said my administration was filled with graft. Nobody stole any money. There wasn’t any money to steal," according to his … Continue reading

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