Tag Archives: #Joan Crawford

Mary Mallory: Hollywood Heights – ‘Letty Lynton’

  Image: May 18, 1932, “Letty Lynton” is opening in Los Angeles. Credit: Los Angeles Times Note: This is an encore post from 2011. In the novel “Letty Lynton” and the play “Dishonored Lady,” the heroine gets away with murder, … Continue reading

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Eve Golden’s YouTube Theater: The Party’s Over Now

  A Belgian poster for “Humoresque,” listed on EBay for $6.99.   I am going to spoil two films for you, so stop reading now if you have not seen What Price Hollywood? (1932) and Humoresque (1946). Lowell Sherman and … Continue reading

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Eve Golden / Queen of the Dead – Joan Crawford

  A photo of Joan Crawford and Walter Huston in “Rain” has been listed on EBay with bids starting at $11.99. Joanie   No unknowns for us today, I am going to sing the praises of Joan Crawford, whom I … Continue reading

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Body of Kidnapped Girl Found in Riverbed

Feb. 4, 1942: “As Coroner R.E. Williams and his aides bore the pitiful little body, still clad in her gay blue and white striped red school dress, toward town for an autopsy to determine the cause of death, the hundreds … Continue reading

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L.A. County Board Recommends Roundup of All Japanese

Feb. 3, 1942: The FBI, police and sheriff’s deputies round up 336 “alien Japanese fishermen” on Terminal Island. “Operating with machine-like efficiency, the FBI agents, headed by J.W. Vincent, in charge of operations, had prepared lists of the names and … Continue reading

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L.A. County, City Fire All Japanese Workers!

Jan. 28, 1942: Buried on the jump of this story is the news that the city of Los Angeles urged all Japanese employees to take a leave of absence “for the duration.” Those who refused to quit were suspended. The … Continue reading

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Mystery photo

My good friends across the newsroom are having so much fun with L.A. Unleashed that I thought I’d add a special mystery picture, just for them. OK, who is our dog lover and, for bonus points, what’s the dog’s name? … Continue reading

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