Tag Archives: #obituaries

Eve Golden: Queen of the Dead

   Photo: Postcard for J.D. Naftzinger, funeral director and embalmer, listed on EBay, as Buy It Now for $150. Queen of the Dead—dateline November 28, 2011 •  I am going to get “More, More, More (How Do You Like It?),” … Continue reading

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Eve Golden: Queen of the Dead

Horse-drawn hearse for sale on EBay – listed as Buy It Now for $8,000. Queen of the Dead—dateline October 24, 2011 •  A 68-year-old literary scholar and media theorist died on Oct. 18, which is very sad, of course, but … Continue reading

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Former Mystery Guest Barbara Kent Dies at 103

Former mystery guest Barbara Kent has died at the age of 103. Los Angeles Times | New York Times

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Eve Golden: Queen of the Dead

Photo: 1940 La Salle hearse for sale on EBay. Bidding starts at $8,500. Queen of the Dead—dateline October 17, 2011  •  Another cast member from I, Claudius (known to my friends as I, Clavdivs, or I, Clamdip) is gone: George … Continue reading

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Eve Golden: Queen of the Dead

Photo: 1998 Cadillac Eureka hearse, $14,990. Credit: Heritage Coach. Queen of the Dead – dateline September 5, 2011 • Not all 1930s child actresses were sad and bitter, though recent obits of Marcia Mae Jones and Edith Fellows were pretty … Continue reading

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Revival of Wet-Plate Photography

Photo: “Heather,” done in a wet-plate process. Credit: Robert Christian Malmberg We will be drinking nothing but clear liquids at the Daily Mirror HQ today in memory of Dr. William Wolff, who helped develop the colonoscopy. Yes, they’re annoying, but … Continue reading

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Found on EBay – Witzel Photograph

This Witzel photo of actress Dorothy Phillips has been listed on EBay. Bidding starts at $19.99. Phillips received a one-paragraph obituary in The Times on March 10, 1980.

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Eve Golden: Queen of the Dead

Photo: 1995 Cadillac hearse for sale on EBay. Queen of the Dead – dateline August 15, 2011 • I mentioned recently that I worked in advertising in the 1980s—well, I found out that the Don Draper to my Peggy Olsen … Continue reading

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Eve Golden: Queen of the Dead

This 1939 Packard Hearse has been listed on EBay. Bidding starts at $16,000, but there is a reserve. Queen of the Dead—dateline August 8, 2011    •  Milly del Rubio, the last of the amusingly camp del Rubio Triplets, died … Continue reading

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Voices: Police Capt. Ed Jokisch, 1914 – 2011

Photo: LAPD homicide detectives in a gag photo, Christmas 1946. Ed is on the left in the back row. Credit: Ed Jokisch   I received word Saturday that my friend, retired Police Capt. Ed Jokisch, has died at the age … Continue reading

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Eve Golden: Queen of the Dead

Photo: 1948 Buick Roadmaster hearse for sale on EBay. Bidding starts at $9,102. Queen of the Dead—dateline August 1, 2011    • Elliott Handler, cofounder of Mattel, died on July 21, age 95. He and Harold Matson (thus the name: … Continue reading

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#film, #history, #museums, 7|26|2011

Photo: “Dear Friend Hitler.” Tripti Lahiri writes in the Wall Street Journal about “Dear Friend Hitler.” Based on the previews, the movie is “Gandhi” meets “Downfall“  meets “The Sound of Music,” in Hindi with an all-Indian cast. A less charitable … Continue reading

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Photos That Make Us Wonder

OK, does anyone else wonder about the main picture in the Shalikashvili obituary in The Times?

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Eve Golden: Queen of the Dead

Photo: New, horse-drawn hearse for sale on EBay, $9,500. Credit: Justin Carriage Works Queen of the Dead—dateline July 18, 2011   • All the silent movie stars are long-gone, now we are down to memorializing their children. Rex Bell, Jr., … Continue reading

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#history, #museum 7|17|2011

Photo: Mail sent by airplane from the 1912 Aviation Meet at Dominguez Field.  Credit: New York Public Library   7|17|2011DEATHSArdis Butler James, 85, co-founder of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum at the University of Nebraska. Margalit Fox in … Continue reading

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Eve Golden: Queen of the Dead

Queen of the Dead—dateline July 11, 2011   • Archduke Otto of Austria, pretender to the throne of the late Austria-Hungary, died on the Fourth of July, at 98. I must admit to a schoolgirl crush on his  . . … Continue reading

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Another Good Story Ruined – Mulholland and the Valley ‘Conspiracy’

My L.A. Times colleague Elaine Woo has a first-rate obituary on Catherine Mulholland, author of “William Mulholland and the Rise of Los Angeles.” One reason Mulholland took on the biography was to provide what she viewed as a more balanced … Continue reading

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Z-Boys Skateboarder Chris Cahill Dies at 54

My friend and L.A. Times Daily Mirror partner Keith Thursby has an obituary on Chris Cahill, a member of the Dogtown Z-Boys skateboarders. Keith says: The Z-Boys, originally 11 boys and a girl, were the subject of the 2001 documentary … Continue reading

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Eve Golden: Queen of the Dead

Queen of the Dead—dateline July 4, 2011   • Adorable, baby-voiced actress Alice Playten, 63, died on June 25. She was one of those “oh, her!” actresses whose face and voice are more familiar than her name. She did zillions … Continue reading

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Eve Golden: Queen of the Dead

Queen of the Dead—dateline June 25, 2011 • Wheelchair-bound actor and male stripper Lee Kemp, 39, died of cancer on April 11. The British actor became a paraplegic after a 1990 motorcycle accident and—against all odds—continued his career, even winning … Continue reading

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