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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: ‘Oh Doctor’ Welcomes Prohibition

Popular culture often comments on social and political issues of the day when citizens have no other way to voice opinions, change policy, or confront government. During the early years of the 20th century, sheet music provided a running commentary … Continue reading

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Aug. 31, 1907: The Year in Liquor — 20 Gallons of Beer for Every Man, Woman and Child in U.S.

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Aug. 31, 1907 Los Angeles The ugly statistics should dishearten even the most ardent temperance worker. According to federal tax data for the last fiscal year, distillers produced 20 gallons of beer … Continue reading

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The Times marks the end of Prohibition with a front page cartoon by Edmund Waller “Ted” Gale, who  quit in 1934 and went to the Examiner in a dispute over The Times’ editorial policies. Dec. 5, 1933: With the passage … Continue reading

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Exhibit Celebrates Rescue of Chilean Miners

Photo: The rescue capsule emerges, carrying the first of the trapped Chilean miners. Credit: RussiaToday. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History is marking the first anniversary of the 2010 rescue of 33 trapped Chilean miners with “Against All Odds: … Continue reading

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#cold cases, #history, #museums, #religion, 8|2|2011

[Update: A previous version of this post had a 1972 headline about another hijacking. Thanks to Dewey Webb for pointing out the error.] Nov. 26, 1971: D.B. Cooper bails out with $200,000. Credit: Los Angeles Times SPOTLIGHT Tera W. Hunter … Continue reading

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April 23, 1908

You may remember yesterday that Schlitz declared beer a health drink. And I’ve noted elsewhere that brewers marketed beer as "liquid bread" (a mere 3 1/2 percent alcohol). But calling whiskey a health tonic is new to me. Do you … Continue reading

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