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Christine Jorgensen Tries to Marry, March 31, 1959

March 31, 2009 |  8:00 am

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Christine Jorgensen and Howard J. Knox attempted to get married, but could not obtain a license. 

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The Times headline writers had fun with this: Ex-GI becomes GI-RL. Har har har.
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And the same day, an ad for the upcoming release of "Some Like It Hot."

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The Los Angeles City Council approves the Bunker Hill project. I wonder how lawmakers would react if they knew how many people today view their actions as a terrible mistake.
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Of course, at the time, Bunker Hill was seen as a ramshackle collection of decaying mansions and old buildings that were falling into the street.
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"Nancy" gets topical with rock 'n' roll.
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A new agreement on the Rose Bowl game. Officials were especially eager to include Stanford.
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