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Found on EBay -- Bullock's Wilshire

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This pair of shoes from the Collegienne department of Bullock’s Wilshire has been listed on EBay. Bidding starts at $9.99.

Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, April 26, 1941

  Naval Patrol Extended by U.S.  

  April 26, 1941, Comics  

April 26, 1941: Harriet Grainger fills in for Lee Shippey, who is recovering from surgery.

BELLS TO: Fibber McGee and Molly, who, loyal to the radio sponsor they've had for years, nixed more lucrative offers from a rival concern, Jimmie Fidler says.

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Jim Murray, April 26, 1961

  April 26, 1961, Day in Ssports  

  April 26, 1961, Jim Murray  

April 26, 1961: Jim Murray writes about pitcher Jim Brosnan’s book “The Long Season,” calling it "The best book on baseball ever written and one of the best on any subject."

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Vacation Is Over

  Oct. 31, 1883, Plow  

Vacation is over, but it’s going to take me a few days to plow through everything that has accumulated since I left.  Have you missed Jim Murray? Me too!

Found on EBay – Louis Adamic

Louis Adamic Louis Adamic’s “The Word of Satan in the Bible” has been listed on EBay in a lot of 40 Little Blue Books published by E. Haldeman-Julius. This is an intriguing item from Adamic, best known for “Dynamite,” which is frequently cited for its account of the 1910 bombing of The Times.

Bidding on this lot starts at $23.99.

LAPL Is Hiring!


  Photograph by Carolyn Kellogg / Los Angeles Times  

The Los Angeles Public Library website says
: “We are accepting applications for the positions of as-needed Librarians, Clerk Typists and Messenger Clerks.  Interviews will be conducted during the month of May 2011.”

Three cheers from the Daily Mirror!

Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, April 25, 1941

  April 25, 1941, Hull Asks War Cargo Protection  

  April 25, 1941, Comics  

April 25, 1941: Lee Shippey is still recovering from surgery, so his friends are filling in for him. Today’s column by novelist Harlan Ware is about what Hollywood success did to one writer.

No matter how gay the party, Edward Everett Horton can always find cause for worry, Jimmie Fidler says.

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Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

  April 24, 2011, Mystery Photo  
  Los Angeles Times file photo  

[Update: June 11, 1936 -- Franchot Tone and Robert Greig in a comedy sequence in MGM's "The Unguarded Hour," directed by Sam Wood. Loretta Young plays the heroine in the Lawrence Weingarten production.]

Our mystery fellow has a mystery companion!

Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

  April 23, 2011, Mystery Photo  
  Los Angeles Times file photo  

[Update: Aug. 22, 1937 -- Franchot Tone and Virginia Bruce caught in a tender moment of MGM's "Between Two Women." In the motion picture, Tone marries Miss Bruce, although in love with his nurse, Maureen O'Sullivan.]

Yes, I know these are easy. It’s vacation!

Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

  April 22, 2011, Mystery Photo

  Los Angeles Times file photo  

[Update: Nov. 12, 1947: Franchot Tone and Lucille Ball in "Her Husband's Affairs.”]

And for Friday, another mystery companion!

Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

  April 21, 2011, Mystery Photo  
  Los Angeles Times file photo  

[Updated: July 1, 1955 -- Ida Lupino and Franchot Tone comprise the entire case of "Award," the powerful tale of a Hollywood actress who has to prove herself capable of sincere emotion before a Broadway director will hire her for a coveted stage role, to be presented on "Bristol-Myers Four Star Playhouse."] 

Here’s our mystery fellow with another mystery companion!

Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

  April 20, 2011, Mystery Photo  
  Los Angeles Times file photo  

[Update: April 18, 1958-- Eva Le Gallienne and Franchot Tone head a star-studded cast in Screen Gems' "Bitter Heritage" for CBS Television’s "Playhouse 90." Miss Le Gallienne makes her telefilm debut in the Joseph Landon teleplay.]

For Wednesday, our mystery guest has another mystery companion!


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