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March 14, 1907: A Now-Forgotten ‘Carmen’ Passes Through L.A.

Note: This is an encore post from 2007. March 14, 1907 Los Angeles Harry C. Carr, future author of “Los Angeles: City of Dreams,” visits Fely Dereyne, who is starring in the San Carlo Opera Company’s touring production of “Carmen.” … Continue reading

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Otis Chandler Tribute

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. These are audio files I made of the in-house memorial to Otis Chandler (at right with his 1937 V-12 Packard, originally owned by Bette Davis), conducted March 7, 2006. These are field … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: Blogging “Black Dahlia Files” Part 18 — Uncle Vern

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Page 24-25 I was breezing along (“breezing” being a relative term in reading a book at the molecular level) when I came across this little bon mot tucked into a sentence: “Angry … Continue reading

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The Celebrity Inteview

March 14, 1907Los Angeles Harry C. Carr, future author of “Los Angeles: City of Dreams,” visits Fely Dereyne, who is starring in the San Carlo Opera Company’s touring production of “Carmen.” Accompanied by Times artist Harold R. Coffman, who sketched … Continue reading

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An Artist Makes His Point

Oct. 18, 1907Los Angeles For the last month, the pages of The Times have been peppered with pen-and-ink cartoons signed Gale—in fact some of them have already appeared in the blog, with Nathan’s post on Japanese hobos and mine on … Continue reading

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The Melancholy Prizefighter

Sept. 25, 1907Los AngelesMeet Joe Gans, a boxer whose name once echoed among fans of the ring now buried in the dusts of sporting history. Gans may well have been one of the finest fighters whoever lived—among sportswriters, he inspired … Continue reading

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Blogging the Wolfe Book, Request Line XIV

I have ceased blogging in real time as I read Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul and the Murder That Transfixed Los Angeles.” Wolfe uses the “Laura” format, in which the anonymous, butchered body is … Continue reading

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Blogging the Wolfe Book, Request Line XI

I have ceased blogging in real time as I read Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul and the Murder That Transfixed Los Angeles.” Wolfe uses the “Laura” format, in which the anonymous, butchered body is … Continue reading

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Blogging the Wolfe Book, Courtesy Card

I have ceased blogging in real time as I read Donald H. Wolfe’s “The Black Dahlia Files: The Mob, the Mogul and the Murder That Transfixed Los Angeles.” Wolfe uses the “Laura” format, in which the anonymous, butchered body is … Continue reading

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Otis Chandler Tribute

These are audio files I made of the in-house memorial to Otis Chandler (at right with his 1937 V-12 Packard, originally owned by Bette Davis), conducted March 7, 2006. These are field recordings and the audio quality isn’t great. But … Continue reading

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Blogging the Wolfe Book, Uncle Vern

Page 24-25I was breezing along (“breezing” being a relative term in reading a book at the molecular level) when I came across this little bon mot tucked into a sentence:“Angry about the threats she was receiving if she didn’t cooperate … Continue reading

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