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Phlange Welder Lives Again

When the Daily Mirror was at latimes.com, I did some digging into the many adventures of “Phlange Welder,” a fictitious name that was slipped into The Times beginning in 1961. The Los Angeles Examiner had its own fictitious person, Victor … Continue reading

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In which some in-jokes get outed

  Above, the birth of Phlange Welder, Nov. 26, 1961. Comes now the time to divulge two of the deeper secrets of L.A newspaper lore, which I had forgotten until dinner recently with Carolyn Strickler, former head of The Times … Continue reading

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