Tag Archives: Marriage

Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Little Brown Church in the Valley

Photo: Republic Studios President Herbert Yates marries Vera Hruba Ralston in 1952. Courtesy of Mary Mallory. Note: The death of former First Lady Nancy Reagan has renewed interest in the Little Brown Church, where she and Ronald Reagan were married … Continue reading

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Rain in Los Angeles, Jan. 24, 1863

Read the entire Jan. 24, 1863, issue of the Los Angeles Star, scanned by USC from an original copy at the Huntington. Jan. 24, 1863: Most of the Los Angeles Star is devoted to details about the progress (or lack … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Little Brown Church in the Valley

Photo: Republic Studios President Herbert Yates marries Vera Hruba Ralston in 1952. Courtesy of Mary Mallory. Originally ranch land that helped support the city of Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley sometimes seemed slower and a tad more old fashioned … Continue reading

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July 2, 1908

er name was Fanny (or Fannie) and she had everything a young wife could want, at least according to her husband, Walter F.W. Stock, a grading contractor from Long Beach. The Stocks enjoyed a happy home and had two children. … Continue reading

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How to Get–and Keep–a Husband

Aug. 30, 1957 Los Angeles If it’s true that a woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle, then author Kate Constance wants every salmon to have a Schwinn. She’s written a book on the subject, "How … Continue reading

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How to Get–and Keep–a Husband

  Aug. 28, 1957 Los Angeles If it’s true that a woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle, then author Kate Constance wants every salmon to have a Schwinn. She’s written a book on the subject, … Continue reading

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How to Get–and Keep–a Husband

If it’s true that a woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle, then author Kate Constance wants every salmon to have a Schwinn. She’s even written a book on the subject, "How to Get and Keep … Continue reading

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The plight of the ‘manless woman’

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A bill of goods

  July 12, 1957 Los Angeles Harold D. Jensen was apparently quite a salesman, because he certainly sold his fiancee a bill of goods. Before marrying Barbara Jean Burton, 26, 8343 Clarence Ave., Jensen wrote a prenuptial agreement promising her … Continue reading

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June bride

  June 30, 1957 Milwaukee Mary and Leeland met while taking summer courses at Harvard and are so in love that they want to get married. But while Leeland loves Mary, his parents hate her. She "shot holes through our … Continue reading

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Orchestra wives

  June 28, 1957 Los Angeles It’s a tough life for orchestra wives. Consider the case of Joy Windsor, bandleader Charlie Barnet’s 10th wife. In May, Barnet had assured her that his days of touring were over. "I was on … Continue reading

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USC rites

  May 26, 1957 Los Angeles All right, you sociologists at USC (and you know who you are) let’s aim our microscopes close to home, shall we, and examine an apparently forgotten campus rite: the Tri-Delt’s pansy ring. The rite … Continue reading

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