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Lunch With the Daily Mirror

October 18, 2009 |  1:00 pm

 Oct. 17, 2009, Daily Mirror Philippe

Photograph by Navid Nonahal / Los Angeles Times

Oct. 17, 2009: We had a festive time on Saturday at Philippe, discussing Los Angeles history, vintage movies, the true origin of the French dip sandwich and tips on blogging.  I think we have enough material for someone to do a doctoral dissertation analyzing the enduring influence of car dealers’ TV ads on the vernacular culture of Los Angeles.

Above, from left, Robert Daeley (Trolley Dodger), Larry Harnisch, Bruce Swanson (a second- generation LATer), Ed Fuentes (View From a Loft), Alex Justice (Loyola Marymount) and James Curtis (biographer of Preston Sturges, W.C. Fields and Spencer Tracy). Not shown, Miles Corwin (“Homicide Special”) and Navid Nonahal, who is interning with the Daily Mirror this semester. 

I hope to have another lunch in early December. Stay tuned for details.