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June 10, 1947: Artist John Decker Speaks at His Funeral Via Recording

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. From a transcription he made six weeks before his death, Artist John Decker’s voice came back to intone his philosophy at his funeral yesterday. In his … Continue reading

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Ken Reich–in memoriam

Photograph by Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times Former Times reporter and columnist Kenneth Reich, who died in his sleep Monday. This is a recording of Ken’s memorial service, held July 3, 2008, at Mount Sinai, Hollywood Hills. This is … Continue reading

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June 6-7, 1908

Photograph by the U.S. Navy Four men are scalded to death and 10 are badly burned when a steam pipe bursts on  the Navy cruiser Tennessee during tests of ship’s top speed off Port Hueneme. The most seriously injured are … Continue reading

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May 22, 1958

Above, a stripteuse brings a lawsuit alleging botched plastic surgery — on her neck. As if you can see her neck in this photo. At left, it’s divorce No. 2 for Jack Webb, this time from actress Dorothy Towne … … Continue reading

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