Tag Archives: #Jack Webb

July 21, 1947: Julie London Marries Jack Webb

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. In the courthouse corridor, just after she received one of the biggest divorce settlements in Los Angeles history, someone asked her: “If you had your choice … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: 20th Annual Hollywood Film Noir Festival Salutes L.A.

Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake in “The Blue Dahlia,” which launched the festival.  Dark dives, shady dames, and sleazy P.I.s populate the sordid underbelly of the sunny City of the Angels in Noir City: Hollywood, the Film Noir Foundation’s 20th … Continue reading

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1957 Club Mecca Firebombing in South L.A. Kills 6

5841 S. Normandie, the site of the Club Mecca bombing, as photographed in 2007. April 7, 1957, the Los Angeles Times publishes an extra on the Club Mecca firebombing.   The tragic warehouse fire in Oakland, which has killed at … Continue reading

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Live Blogging ‘-30-’ on TCM

Dewey Webb gets into the “-30-” spirit with a 1959 ad from Variety. Thanks, Dewey! (I swear, the guy in the travelogue called it Aloe Vera Street.) And that’s “-30-” Ready to go home, Lady? Gosh, genuine ugly 1950s layout. … Continue reading

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June 25, 1958

Someone apparently doesn’t like Dorothy Adamson’s fox terrier, which is missing after her apartment at 1034 Hilldale was bombed. An unidentified caller had complained about the dog’s barking, The Times says. Alas, the paper never followed up on this story. … 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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Feb. 23, 1958

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Location sleuth

  Photograph by Larry Harnisch / Los Angeles Times As regular Daily Mirror readers will recall, Jack Webb built an exact duplicate of the Examiner newsroom for "-30-." For "The Soloist," alias "The Steve Lopez Movie," a film crew has … Continue reading

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The Badge

Well isn’t this interesting? Here’s the original cover of "The Badge," from my five-foot shelf of books on Los Angeles. Note the style of badge and Serial No. 714.   And here’s the cover of the reprint ("With a new … Continue reading

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–30– revisited

  Los Angeles Times file photo Jack Webb, William Conrad and James Bell in a scene from "–30–". Howard Decker, formerly of the Examiner, writes: Regarding Jack Webb’s film –30– you are right. Webb made a copy of the Examiner … Continue reading

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‘-30-‘ revisited

Speaking of "-30-," (see previous post) here’s a still of Jack Webb and William Conrad that I dug out of the archives.   I’m especially fond of this picture. For many years, there was a huge enlargement of it by … Continue reading

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Karil Rogers Graham and ‘The Badge’

“She was such a grand, lovely person. She loved flowers, was crazy about them.” That’s what the landlady, Eleanor Lipson, had to say about murder victim Karil Rogers Graham. Her sister, Mrs. H.L. Manley, called her “a well-settled girl.” According … Continue reading

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The fall season

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The searchers

The stats for my blog allow me to see the search terms people use to reach the Daily Mirror. I never realized there were so many people interested in Mickey Cohen. There are quite a few false hits and some … Continue reading

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