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Hollywood Photography at Auction: George Hurrell and Cecil Beaton

Gary Martin of the Brain Trust passes along word of several lots of photos being auctioned by Swann Auction Galleries. The auction is April 18. He notes Lot 91, a set of 10 signed photographs by George Hurrell, including Anna … Continue reading

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L.A. Daily Mirror Retro Shopping Guide

In 1982, Jim Romenesko, then a young reporter, compiled coroners’ reports on unusual deaths. Jim now runs the JimRomenesko.com blog and notes that he still has a few copies of his self-published book. He is selling them for $15, including … Continue reading

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Eve Golden: Queen of the Dead

This photo of a horse-drawn hearse has been listed on EBay. Bidding starts at $8.99. Queen of the Dead – dateline August 6, 2012 •  Good gosh I am feeling old—fifty years on August 4/5 since Marilyn Monroe died, and … Continue reading

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Found on EBay – Marilyn Monroe

This negative (I’ve converted it to a positive), which the vendor says shows Marilyn Monroe at a Hollywood party in the 1950s, has been listed on EBay. Bidding starts at $499. I certainly wouldn’t pay that kind of money for … Continue reading

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Marilyn Monroe

Jerry Clark, the chief warden of the retirees’ group known as the Old Farts of The Times, sends along a photo of Marilyn Monroe with Mirror reporter Jack Searles, center, who died March 1. Jerry writes that the mystery reporter … Continue reading

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Matt Weinstock

Feb. 21, 1958 In addition to their other credentials, newspaper photographers must now carry letters signed by Police Chief William H. Parker authorizing them to listen to police radio calls. With the understanding, that is, that they will use these … Continue reading

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Confidential: Tells the Facts and Names the Names

Aug. 10-15, 1957 Los Angeles In testimony that was at times as colorful as its red and yellow covers, the Confidential magazine trial continued with an appearance by its former editor in proceedings that were all the more interesting because … Continue reading

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Chasing Marilyn Monroe

  Photographs by Larry Harnisch Los Angeles TimesThe "Wrong Door Raid" apartments at Waring Avenue and Kilkea Drive, May 27, 2007 June 2, 1957 Los Angeles Let’s suppose you are an American baseball legend being divorced by your beautiful Hollywood … Continue reading

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Riot at Virginia Tech

June 1, 1957 Los Angeles In Washington, Arthur Miller is found guilty of contempt of Congress for refusing to reveal who else attended a Communist meeting in 1947. In an appearance before the House Un-American Activities Committee, Miller, the playwright … Continue reading

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