Tag Archives: #history

We Are Revolutionists!

Note: This is a post I wrote in 2006 for the 1947project. Nov. 9, 1907: Local sympathizers, anarchists and socialists are organizing a mass meeting to protest the imprisonment of Ricardo Flores Magon, Librado Rivera, Antonio Villareal and L. Gutierrez … Continue reading

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Black Dahlia: What Is the Address of the Crime Scene?

I received a query yesterday from someone at Los Angeles magazine wanting to know the address on South Norton Avenue where the body of Elizabeth Short was found. The crime scene is usually given as “39th and Norton,” the nearest … Continue reading

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Wikipedia: Murder and Myth, Coming Next week

A world without Wikipedia – not such a bad idea. Regular readers of the L.A. Daily Mirror know that I consider Wikipedia a sinkhole of mistakes and folklore that is created and maintained by “citizen scholars,” coding tweakers, crackpots and … Continue reading

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Coming Attractions: Los Angeles Archives Bazaar

The annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar will be held Oct. 27 at USC’s Doheny Memorial Library. The bazaar is an excellent way to become acquainted with the astounding number of libraries and historical societies across the city and their amazingly … Continue reading

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Reading Los Angeles: Glen Creason

Photo: “Murder at the Sleepy Lagoon” by Eduardo Obregón Pagán. In interviewing Los Angeles Public Library map librarian Glen Creason, I asked about his favorite books on Los Angeles. There wasn’t space to include the list with the story, but … Continue reading

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Seeing L.A. Through the Lens of History – C.C. Pierce’s Photos

My latest column for The Times is on early L.A. photographer C.C. Pierce.

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Saving L.A. History, One Page at a Time

Photo: The LAPD Daily Police Bulletin for Jan. 16, 1947, the day after the Black Dahlia’s body was found. Notice that the Dahlia isn’t mentioned. Credit: Larry Harnisch/LADailyMirror   My latest column for The Times is about Joan Renner and … Continue reading

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Smithsonian Plans Exhibit on Paradox of Jefferson and Slavery

Photo: “New Native Photography”; “Shiprock Fair, 2009.” Credit: Jinniibaah Manuelito Jacqueline Trescott of the Washington Post writes that the Smithsonian Institution and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello are collaborating on a new exhibit about Jefferson and slavery. “Jefferson and … Continue reading

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Location Sleuth: Lasky Mesa

Photo: “Charge of the Light Brigade,” filmed at Lasky Mesa. James Curtis’ interview with Dick Lane touched on a filming location known as Lasky Mesa. Films shot there include “Rose of the Rancho” 1914, “The Thundering Herd” (1925), “The Charge … Continue reading

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#art, #history, #museums 8|16|2011

Photo: “The Marriage of Tobias and Sarah” by Jan Steen. Credit: Museum Bredius in The Hague Photo: “The Marriage of Tobias and Sarah” by Jan Steen. Credit: Museum Bredius in The Hague The Hague municipality has settled with an heir … Continue reading

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L.A. Daily Mirror and L.A. Crime Beat 8|15|2011

I’m taking a break from the daily listings of history and museum news. Compiling the lists is time-consuming and they don’t seem to get many readers. In the meantime, there’s the L.A. Daily Mirror and the L.A. Crime Beat crafted … Continue reading

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Voices: Police Capt. Ed Jokisch, 1914 – 2011, Part 2

Photo: Capt. Ed Jokisch. Credit: Jokisch family   This is Part 2 of my interview with the late Ed Jokisch.

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#Broadway, #Civil War, #history, #museums, 8|12|2011

Photo: Diary of Alexander Sterrett Paxton. Credit: Washington and Lee University. Daniel de Vise of the Washington Post writes about a collection of six Civil War diaries obtained by Washington and Lee University. The diaries were kept by Alexander Sterrett … Continue reading

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#history, #museums, 8|8|2011 [Updated]

Photo: Colonel Harland Sanders, 1976. Credit: KFC   The Edgar Allan Poe House in Baltimore is threatened with “Nevermore.” Kate Taylor in the New York Times. KFC has launched a website to collect people’s stories about Colonel Sanders. [Update: The … Continue reading

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#art, #history, #museums, 8|6|2011

Photo: Mark Twain. Credit: Library of Congress.   RECOMMENDED Kim Palchikoff has a fascinating op-ed piece in the New York Times about some family icons that survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945. Edward Rothstein of the … Continue reading

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#art, #history, #museums, 8|5|2011

Photo: A page of Woody Guthrie’s scrapbooks. Credit: Robin Carson, the Woody Guthrie Archive   Eve M. Kahn of the New York Times examines efforts to preserve Woody Guthrie’s fragile, crumbling scrapbooks. The Woody Guthrie Foundation received  an $80,000 grant … Continue reading

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#art, #history, #museums, #World War II 8|4|2011

Photo: Retired Lt. Col. Leo R. Gray with “The Spirit of Tuskegee.” Credit: Jahi Chikwendiu / The Washington Post Jacqueline Trescott of the Washington Post writes about “The Spirit of Tuskegee,” a Stearman trainer that has been acquired by the … Continue reading

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#art, #history, #museums 8|3|2011

Photo: President John F. Kennedy and Stan Musial. Credit:  Cecil Stoughton, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Washington Post columnist John Kelly has a terrific story about author Harvey Sawler, who is looking for two boys, one white, the … Continue reading

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#history, #magazines, #museums, 8|1|2011

Photo: Letter allegedly by Lord Byron that was revealed as a fake. Morristown, N.J., National Historical Park SPOTLIGHT Cara Buckley of the New York Times writes about the closing of New York’s famed Chelsea Hotel. Bruce Japsen of the Chicago … Continue reading

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#history, #museums, 7|31|2011

Photo: The former MGM film exchange at Hyde and Eddy streets in San Francisco. Credit: Adithya Sambamurthy/The Bay Citizen The Bay Citizen used the upper photo with the story while NYTimes.com used the lower photo. I might have gone with … Continue reading

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