Tag Archives: Inglewood

L.A. Daily Mirror Retro Holiday Shopping Guide

Note: “Little Shoes,” about the murders of three little girls, may not be everybody’s idea of an appropriate holiday gift, but it is more than a “true crime” book. In “Little Shoes” Pamela Everett explores her family’s tragic history in … Continue reading

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Aug. 24, 1947: Golfers Play Through as Fire Destroys Clubhouse at Inglewood

  Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. Fire which mushroomed early yesterday from the basement of the clubhouse at the Inglewood Country Club, 3424 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, left the building and … Continue reading

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Black L.A. 1947: NAACP to Sue Inglewood for Barring Blacks From Swimming Pool

The 1938 exploitation film “The Wages of Sin” is being shown at the Flo-Mills Theater. July 17, 1947: The NAACP charges that the city of Inglewood bars African Americans from the pool at Centinela Park. At an employee picnic sponsored … Continue reading

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‘Little Shoes’: An Author’s Journey of Discovery in Unlocking a Family Tragedy From 1930s L.A.

A family’s history is tricky even in the best of circumstances; the past may be sanitized and rewritten for consumption by the next generation. When tragedy is involved, family stories become murky or are simply locked away. So it was … Continue reading

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Dec. 30, 1957


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Home for Christmas

Dec. 19, 1957 Los Angeles   Mary Lange left UCLA Medical Center for the little house at 3351 W. 117th St. in Inglewood, knowing that the cancer treatments had failed and praying that she would live to see one more … Continue reading

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Paul V. Coates–Confidential File

June 3, 1957 SUBJECT’S NAME: Lester Eugene Davis. SUBJECT’S DESCRIPTION: Age 42. Height, 6 feet. Weight, average. Light brown hair. Brown eyes. Any person with information as to subject’s whereabouts is requested to contact his daughter, Barbara Davis Chilton, 11812 … Continue reading

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Voices–the Albert Dyer case

  Note: The murders of three little Inglewood girls was one of Los Angeles’ most notorious case of the 1930s. Madeline Everett, 7,  her sister Melba, 9, and their playmate, Jeanette Stephens, 8, were lured to the Baldwin Hills by … Continue reading

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