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Jan. 21, 1959: Matt Weinstock and the Cagey Mr. Mikoyan

Now that Anastas Mikoyan has returned whence he came, a lady named Natasha Smith would like a few unkind words. She was born and reared in Russia and barely escaped with her life during the revolution. She speaks and understands … Continue reading

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Jan. 16, 1959: Matt Weinstock ‘Saved by the Knell’

Jan. 16, 1959: Puns, poems, jokes, little stories. Ending the day with a smile courtesy of Matt Weinstock. This column originally appeared in the L.A. Mirror in 1959 and was republished on latimes.com in 2009. Via Archive.org.

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Jan. 13, 1959: Matt Weinstock

Jan. 13, 1959: Horseracing, Al Capone, a poem, a couple of funny stories, and we have another Matt Weinstock column. Weinstock perfected the art of the light touch. Rarely anything controversial and he never swung for the fence, like Coates … Continue reading

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Dec. 25, 1947: The Times Christmas Poem

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. The Times’ front-page Christmas and Easter poems are as forgotten today as their author, James M. Warnack. I’ll leave it to my theological betters to parse … Continue reading

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Sept. 24, 1907: A Poem on the First Day in L.A.

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Sept. 24, 1907 Los Angeles A First Day in Los Angeles Roving, roving, ever restless, drifting On from strand to strand. Have I seen the years slip by me, Seeking for the … Continue reading

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Aug. 18, 1947: John Steven McGroarty, California Poet LaureateLaureat, Honored in Memorial Tribute

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. His favorite verses and anecdotes of his life were recited yesterday as old friends and admirers made their third annual pilgrimage to the grave of John … Continue reading

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