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PROHIBITION ENDS!

The Times marks the end of Prohibition with a front page cartoon by Edmund Waller “Ted” Gale, who  quit in 1934 and went to the Examiner in a dispute over The Times’ editorial policies. Dec. 5, 1933: With the passage … Continue reading

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May 23, 1908

Hollywood gets a new church, above.  (At left, Hollywood Presbyterian today.) The northwest corner of 8th Street and Broadway (at right) sells for $234,000 ($5,144, 969.35 USD 2007) … Below left, sake is banned because it’s impure … The auction … Continue reading

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April 23, 1908

You may remember yesterday that Schlitz declared beer a health drink. And I’ve noted elsewhere that brewers marketed beer as "liquid bread" (a mere 3 1/2 percent alcohol). But calling whiskey a health tonic is new to me. Do you … Continue reading

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Crooked partner

  May 25, 1957 Los Angeles Mohamad Ahmad should have picked a more honest partner for his liquor business. But maybe it was only after Ahmad died that the man’s true nature became clear. Ahmad, 55, died in Jerusalem on … Continue reading

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