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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights – Hamburger’s Department Store, Arrow Movie Theater

A postcard of Hamburger’s Department Store is listed on EBay as Buy It Now for $2.99. The classy, oversize May Co. Department Store located at 801 S. Broadway in downtown Los Angeles is up for sale. Today, the mostly empty … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Theatre — Business and Preservation

In passing the Los Angeles Theatre last night, I saw a notice of June 6 hearing on several business being proposed for the structure. The big question is what exactly would be done to the interior and how much the … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: Organist C. Sharp Minor, Major Talent

Music was an integral part of silent films, giving emotional texture or humorous voice to the films’ precious images. Different types of music and musicians accompanied them: orchestras, bands, photoplayers, pianists and organists. Leading the pack as one of Los … Continue reading

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L.A. Conservancy Announces Last Remaining Seats for 2013

The L.A. Conservancy has posted its lineup for the Last Remaining Seats – which is one of my favorite downtown L.A. events – and I have to say I’m underwhelmed. June 1: “To Catch a Thief” at the Orpheum. June … Continue reading

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July 7, 1938

Above, 6th and Hill streets via Google maps’ street view feature.  "Prison Farm" … now there’s a title that leaves nothing to the imagination. According to imdb, Horace McCoy was an uncredited writer on the picture. Not on Netflix! olling … Continue reading

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April 28, 1958

By Keith ThursbyTimes Staff Writer  It seems like such a small thing now. The Dodgers announced a deal with Channel 11 to televise eight games against the Giants in San Francisco. Back in 1958, of course, there weren’t baseball games … Continue reading

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Jan. 15, 1908

George M. Cohan’s "45 Minutes From Broadway" …  R.F. Outcault  at performances of "Buster Brown" … Victor Herbert’s "The Tattooed Man" … At least 167 die when the Rhodes Opera House burns in Boyertown, Pa. in what will be deemed … Continue reading

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Hippodrome mystery

A trip to the archives clears up the mystery about what became of the Hippodrome. As I suspected, the back of the theater was demolished, but the facade was saved.   Photograph by the Los Angeles TimesNotice that the Main … Continue reading

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Main Street Gym

I dug out the old photos of the Main Street Gym and fired up the scanner at the Daily Mirror HQ.   Photograph by Marilynn K. Yee / Los Angeles Times Then I took a closer look at this picture … Continue reading

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  Los Angeles Times file photo Here’s a photo of South Main at 4th Street looking north. The theater on the right is the Hippodrome and the title "Shifting Sands" on the marquee allows us to date the image to … Continue reading

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