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July 21, 1907: What the President Is Reading

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. July 21, 1907 Los Angeles President Theodore Roosevelt suggests “reading of certain books of pure fiction that have the prime quality of being interesting.”

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Dec. 4, 1911: Man Arrested for ‘Masquerading in Female Attire’

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Dec. 4, 1911 Clarence Westfall, 22 years old, was taken into custody at San Pedro yesterday afternoon when a boat from San Diego docked. He was arrested for having masqueraded in female … Continue reading

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March 20, 1907: St. James Raises a Church — Burned in 1973 as Hate Crime Against Gays

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. The Methodist Episcopal congregation, formed from a merger of the Centennial and Central churches, planned a wonderful new building at 22nd Street and Union. Although the congregation studied the idea of a … Continue reading

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‘Laura’ — The Making of a Film Noir Classic, Part 23

  Lee Tung Foo, left, and Clifton Webb as Waldo Lydecker in a scene from “Laura.” In case you just tuned in, I’m using Louella Parsons’ May 15, 1944, item on Rouben Mamoulian being replaced as the director of “Laura” … Continue reading

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The ‘Greatest Generation’ — What Causes ‘Sissies,’ May 8, 1944

May 8, 1944 Many factors contribute to the “sissification” of youth: White flour, not getting your teeth cleaned,  sugar, being a sports fan instead of a player, riding in a vehicle, smoking and drinking, and wearing too much clothing. From … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Life of Frank Korn

There is much that we do not know about Frank Korn, even what became of him. For that matter, we don’t know much about his grandmother, Frances/Francis  Klocker (sometimes spelled Kloecker). What we do know is that on Sept. 12, … Continue reading

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One Magazine From 1957 and 1958

What the vendor says are complete runs of the 1957 and 1958 issues of One magazine have been listed on EBay at $69.99 each. Individual issues often sell for $10-$20 or more, so this is actually a deal – if … Continue reading

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Eve Golden / Queen of the Dead: Bert Savoy

Photo: Bert Savoy via Confetta. Bert Savoy   1876 – 1923 Another book I will, frustratingly, never be able to write is about the Godfather of Camp, Bert Savoy—there is just not enough information on him to make a book … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 26

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. We have moved on, ever so slightly, to the further exploits … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 25 [Updated]

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. Several regular readers have asked whether I have given up on … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 24

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. This is interesting. The city of Beverly Hills has compiled a … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 22

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. I’m examining the history of 1110 Benedict Canyon Drive, where, as … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 21

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. I am still on Bowers’ account of his first purported tryst … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 20

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. I’m sure you’re thinking: “Part 20 and you’re still on Pages … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 19

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. I am still on the trail of the mysterious Mr. Jacob/Jack/Jacques … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 18

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. I have been examining what Scotty Bowers describes as his first … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 17

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. Now this is interesting – at least to me. In the … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 16

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. All those posts about the … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 15

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. Let’s recall that it was 1946 and Scotty Bowers was working … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 14

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. On Page 2 (I warned you this would be tedious) Scotty … Continue reading

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