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Larry Harnisch reflects on Los Angeles history

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Fierce fighting in Cuba, Los Angeles Open begins, January 3, 1959

The Soviets are winning the space race and communism establishes a foothold at America's doorstep. These were worrisome times for the nation.


Cheryl Crane visits Lana Turner.

"Li'l Abner," "Rick O'Shay"
and "Moon Mullins."


Moral Re-Armament and the Young Americans for Freedom were two
major institutions for conservative Baby Boomers. (In college, many YAFers discovered they liked to smoke dope and became Libertarians).

Johnny Bulla of Phoenix leads
the L.A. Open.

Now playing: "Some Came Running."

America in the days before the Gun Control Act of 1968--although you can still go into Big 5 and buy antique military rifles. ($9.98 in 1959 is $70.26 USD 2007 vs. $89 today for a M91/30 Russian Mosin Nagant in 7.62 millimeter).


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