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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: ‘The House I Live In’ Promotes Tolerance

  Though the United States is a nation of immigrants, in times of trouble people act of fear and ignorance, hating and blaming the other for their problems. Throughout the country’s history, in times of economic problems, the newest immigrant … Continue reading

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Sinatra Makes Film Debut, Jan. 29, 1944

Jan. 29, 1944: The Times reports Frank Sinatra’s film debut in “Higher and Higher”: A generous quota of young girls attended the first showings and their ecstatic whinnyings recorded each and every appearance of their hero. In one house, at … Continue reading

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Matt Weinstock

Feb. 14, 1958 Samuel K. Terry of Ocean Park has been a shortwave radio addict for many years. During World War II, he used to listen to Tokyo Rose lying about how many American ships the Japanese navy sank each … Continue reading

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Mystery photo

  Photograph by Ken Dare / Los Angeles Times What famous person is missing from this 1963 photo of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin? Peter Lawford? An excellent guess! (But no). JFK, Joey Bishop or Sammy Davis Jr? All good … Continue reading

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The Nina mystery

July 11, 1957 Los Angeles Here’s a vintage Al Hirschfeld drawing done for “The Pride and the Passion,” starring Frank Sinatra, Sophia Loren and Cary Grant. Hirschfeld is famous not only for being a fabulous artist but for hiding the … Continue reading

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Chasing Marilyn Monroe

  Photographs by Larry Harnisch Los Angeles TimesThe "Wrong Door Raid" apartments at Waring Avenue and Kilkea Drive, May 27, 2007 June 2, 1957 Los Angeles Let’s suppose you are an American baseball legend being divorced by your beautiful Hollywood … Continue reading

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