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Nov. 4, 1947: East L.A. Junior College Observes ‘Women’s Week’; Jokes Ensue

Note: This is an encore post from 2005 and originally appeared on the 1947project. Nov. 4, 1947: Although it isn’t mentioned, this sounds like a riff on “Sadie Hawkins Day,” founded by “Li’l Abner” cartoonist Al Capp, who has been … Continue reading

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June 9, 1908

Dolly Graham, actress, shows off the directoire gown on the streets of Los Angeles. Shocked citizens report the garment to prosecutors as "indecent" and "not nice." Email me

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Working women

American women by the numbers, 1907: 508 machinists 185 blacksmiths 46 carriage and hack drivers 45 engineers and "firemen" 37 "brakemen" 10 "baggagemen" 7 conductors 2 "motormen" 2 telephone/telegraph "linemen" 0 soldiers, sailors, Marines, streetcar drivers, firefighters Leading profession for … Continue reading

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Should women work?

Dec. 2, 1957 Los Angeles I am always perplexed when I come across one of these 1957 stories in The Times in which a working woman preaches against the evils of working women. It is almost beyond belief that nobody … Continue reading

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How to Get–and Keep–a Husband

Aug. 27, 1957 Los Angeles Now that a fish has landed a bicycle, how does she hang on to it? Kate Constance gives the answers in the second installment of "How to Get and Keep a Husband" being serialized in … Continue reading

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How to Get–and Keep–a Husband

If it’s true that a woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle, then author Kate Constance wants every salmon to have a Schwinn. She’s even written a book on the subject, "How to Get and Keep … Continue reading

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The plight of the ‘manless woman’

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Arson in Norwalk

    May 10, 1957 Norwalk First comes love, then comes marriage, then come two children and lots and lots of diapers for Nancy Joyce Stoner, 20, and her husband, Eugene, 31. Married at 16 after graduating from La Puente … Continue reading

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