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Jan. 24, 1959: Matt Weinstock ‘The Business of Sex’

Jan. 24, 1959: Matt Weinstock has an item on an Edward R. Murrow broadcast “The Business of Sex.” Murrow said that “For Los Angeles, even though the arrest figure was 212 for the year 1957, the estimates varied from 3,000 … Continue reading

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Black L.A., 1947: 126 Men, 3 Women Arrested in Raid on ‘Wild Stag Party’

The former La Vada Apartments, site of a stag party in 1947, via Google Street View. April 10, 1947: Police raided the ballroom of the La Vada Apartments, 249 E. Vernon, arresting 126 men who had paid $1 for admission … Continue reading

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March 25, 1907: Young Bike Messengers a Key Part of L.A. Drug, Sex Trade

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Technology has changed, but people have not. Simply because they lived nearly a century ago doesn’t mean Angelenos were unable to indulge their vices, they simply procured them in a different manner. … Continue reading

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Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: ‘Sins of Hollywood – Tinseltown’s First Sordid Look at Scandal

“The Sins of Hollywood,” via Archive.org. From its very beginnings, the motion picture industry has endured protests and censorship attacks from conservative members of the American public, those scandalized at seeing women given the right to be heroines, use of … Continue reading

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May 29, 1908

May 28, 1908 May 29, 1908 We will have to trust the Los Angeles Times when it says Peje Storck was a famous pianist of his day. According to The Times, the pianist arrived in town in 1903 with English … Continue reading

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Feb. 12, 1938

  Jurors deliberate in the murder trial of Paul Wright, who is charged with killing his wife and best friend as they were doing something that couldn’t be described in The Times … Medicine being rushed to Bebe Kleinberger is … Continue reading

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Feb. 11, 1938

There’s nothing new in the Harry Raymond case, but the Assembly vice inquiry continues … Friends tell Hitler he’s working too hard and should take a cruise … President Roosevelt wants more money for relief because of increasing unemployment … … Continue reading

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Blue movies

  Oct. 24, 1957 Los Angeles The wages of sin was a hilltop mansion in Bel-Air for Donald De Munck, who according to The Times provided his home at 10689 Somma Way as a location to shoot stag films.* The … Continue reading

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