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May 30,1958

At left, a quote from a 12-part series running in The Times. Howard Whitman is identified as a "noted writer and commentator." After filing stories from wartime London in 1944 and the D-day invasion, Whitman returned to such fare as … Continue reading

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May 29, 1908

May 28, 1908 May 29, 1908 We will have to trust the Los Angeles Times when it says Peje Storck was a famous pianist of his day. According to The Times, the pianist arrived in town in 1903 with English … Continue reading

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Paul V. Coates–Confidential File

July 6, 1957 Teenagers’ magazines are a comparatively new fad. But in spite of their recent arrival, they have already grabbed a strong position of influence. And respect. Yesterday, I printed some letters written to Lilly Cooper, Dig magazine’s problem … Continue reading

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Suicide note

  June 9, 1957 Los Angeles James R. Shepard decided it was better to kill himself than be prosecuted for a crime so shameful that it could not be published in The Times. A few hours after  the 32-year-old insurance … Continue reading

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Liberace sues Confidential

May 8, 1957Los Angeles Promising nothing less than the destruction of Confidential magazine, Liberace filed a $20-million libel suit over an article in the July issue titled "Why Liberace’s Theme Song Should be ‘Mad About the Boy.’ " The article … Continue reading

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Gay party raided

  May 7, 1957 Tijuana Dear parents of Los Angeles, Some of you will be hearing from your sons today. It seems that there was a get-together of young men at a watering hole between Tijuana and Ensenada called the … Continue reading

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