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Found on EBay – Spring Street

A photo of Spring Street looking north from about 4th Street has been listed on EBay. Our landmark is the Steinway piano ad on the side the building. Bidding on this postcard starts at $5.49. Here’s a better view:

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Marion Eisenmann: Artist’s Notebook – Union Station

“Union Station” by Marion Eisenmann, Aug, 8, 2009 Note: I’m reposting the artwork Marion Eisenmann did several years ago. It’s a pleasure to share her work with a new audience.

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Architectural Rambling: Julian Eltinge Home – 1921

The home of Julian Eltinge at 2328 Baxter Street in Silver Lake is barely visible from the street. Note: While trolling EBay, I found yet another article that had been cut from a magazine, in this case, the Architectural Record … Continue reading

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Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

Our friend Fibber sends along this mystery photo

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Coming Attractions: ‘Zoot Suit’ and History

Image: Los Angeles Conservancy’s Last Remaining Seats Program for “Zoot Suit” Credit: Jose Legaspi   Coming on Tuesday in our continuing examination of “Zoot Suit” and history: A June 9, 1943, radio address by Mayor Fletcher Bowron on the Zoot … Continue reading

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Found on EBay – Ambassador Hotel

This c. 1960 postcard of the Ambassador Hotel, which was torn down by L.A. Unified, has been listed on EBay. Bidding starts at $2.95.

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Found on EBay – A. Victor Segno

Photo: A. Victor Segno sends out a “success wave” (artist’s concept). A. Victor Segno  is probably our favorite Los Angeles charlatan. He made money by getting people to mail him a dollar a month in return for sending out a … Continue reading

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Found on EBay – Hotel Huntington

Main and 8th via Google maps’ street view. A postcard of the Hotel Huntington at Main and 8th streets has been listed on EBay. Bidding starts at $3.

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‘Zoot Suit’ and History — Part 5

Cartoon: A troubling moment in “Mary Worth’s Family,” June 1, 1943. Credit: Los Angeles Times June 1, 1943: It is impossible to accurately determine, so long after the fact, why a May 31, 1943, brawl between zoot-suiters and sailors wasn’t … Continue reading

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Found on EBay – Mullen & Bluett

This postcard showing the new building of Mullen & Bluett (d. 1969) which became Grodins (d. 1972) has been listed on EBay. And here’s the building as shown on Google map’s street view. Bidding on the postcard starts at 99 … Continue reading

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Robbers Kill LAPD Officer in Shootout, July 24, 1934

Stanford Avenue and 33rd Street via Google maps’ street view. Stanford Avenue and 33rd Street is one of those little pockets of old houses in Los Angeles that looks like it hasn’t changed much since 1934, when two men in … Continue reading

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El Segundo Revisited

orman Frederick Gagnon looks like an excellent suspect in the unsolved killing of two El Segundo police officers last year. In an incident quite similar to the El Segundo case, Charles H. May and a female companion (The Times, fortunately, … Continue reading

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Found on EBay – Hoffman’s Cafe

The 700 block of South Spring Street via Google maps’ street view. For years, 743 S. Spring was the home of Levy’s Cafe, but sometime in the early 1920s the address became Hoffman’s. It’s not clear from The Times’ clips … Continue reading

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Death in El Segundo

July 22, 1957 Los Angeles Note: This is a post I wrote four years ago. I’m reposting it here. We’re heading west on Rosecrans Avenue. It’s early Monday morning, a few moments after 1:30 a.m., and the streets are dark. … Continue reading

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The L.A. Daily Mirror Is 39 (Days) Old!

Photo: Jack Benny,  forever 39.  e’re celebrating our 39th day at the L.A. Daily Mirror by taking time to thank the readers for their patience as we unpack boxes and get accustomed to the new place. Our numbers are slowly … Continue reading

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Found on EBay – Arroyo Seco Parkway

This postcard of the new Arroyo Seco Parkway, a name that has been restored after decades of being called the Pasadena Freeway, has been listed on EBay. For more than a year, drivers have had to contend with construction of … Continue reading

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#history, #museum, 7|21|2011

Photo: IBM Selectric stamp. Credit: U.S. Postal Service SPOTLIGHT Chicago Tribune cultural critic Julia Keller reflects on the 50th anniversary of the IBM Selectric typewriter, which is being honored with a commemorative stamp. [Does anyone remember the ORATOR font?] She … Continue reading

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Marion Eisenmann: Artist’s Notebook

Olvera Street by Marion Eisenmann, Aug. 8, 2009 Note: I’m reposting artwork that Marion Eisenmann did for the Daily Mirror when it was with the L.A. Times. To visit the old Plaza is to stand at the crossroads of the … Continue reading

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Found on EBay – Nudes by Witzel

A set of five nude photos (this is the tamest one) by the Witzel studio has been listed on EBay. Witzel was one of the leading portrait studios in Los Angeles and did many early publicity photos for the theater … Continue reading

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Coming Tomorrow: Marion Eisenmann

City Hall, July 3, 2009, by Marion Eisenmann I’m going to be reposting the artwork Marion Eisenmann did for the Daily Mirror when it was with the L.A. Times. Tomorrow’s sketch will feature Olvera Street. You can contact Marion here.

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