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Larry Harnisch reflects on Los Angeles history

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May 15, 1938


1938_0515_thomas At left, John Charles Thomas performs in "Blossom Time." Below left, shots are fired in a raid on water taxis taking customers to the gambling ship Rex, right out of Raymond Chandler. Authorities also seize 51 Rex employees ... In a secret Nazi trial, Baron von Cramm is sentenced to prison for improper relations with a Jewish woman ... On the jump, Rex operator Tony Cornero poses with lawmen who raided the ship ... And prosecutors search L.A. hardware stores for detonator wire in response to jurors' questions in the trial of Police Capt. Earle Kynette in the Harry Raymond bombing.
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