What if it rained eyeglasses?
June 14, 1910: Martin T. Smith is found hanging from the door of his cell after being arrested in Santa Monica for burglary. Smith, who had been drinking heavily, leaves no family, The Times says.
Larry Harnisch reflects on Los Angeles history
Not one, but two ostrich farms in the Los Angeles area!
June 1, 1910: "The next thing I knew, I heard a shot and I ran to where he was. I saw him, blood all over, and his shirt was burning. I screamed and ran to the telephone to ring up the police," Mrs. E.C. Trabant says of a suicide attempt by her brother Herbert Cooper.
The Vanished Bus
A fun-loving Hollywoodian is sweating out a nightmare, hoping it will go away. The complication is that it wasn't a nightmare, it was real.
He went to Tijuana and became so simpatico with the spirit of manana he overindulged or, as the boys put it, he got load-dead. As he headed home a policeman stopped him and suggested diplomatically that he was in no condition to drive. "Why don't you park your car and take the bus," he said.
The idea appealed to our hero. After all, why risk damaging his new car. It didn't matter about an old, beat-up bus. You see, in his exuberant state he took the officer literally. He selected a bus out of a batch of 10 or 12 of them parked nearby and drove it all the way home.
NEXT MORNING he awoke with a terrible hangover and a vague feeling that all was not well. His suspicion was verified when he peeked down the street and saw the bus.
Los Angeles Times file photo
Update: This is Anne Nagel in a publicity photo stamped Sept. 17, 1936.
July 8, 1966: Anne Nagel dies of cancer at the age of 50.
“Ain’t It a Grand and Glorious Feeling’?” by Clare Briggs.
|Feb. 14, 1920: John Zeoll is found shot to death in his bed and his wife and father are in custody on suspicion of murder. They were cleared the next day. |
|Dec. 23, 1909 -- Here’s a little more proof that the past wasn’t really a kinder, simpler time; there’s death in almost every line. Esther Bauer, 22, of San Francisco plays sad music at the piano before hanging herself … Edward Kinney of Bay City, Mich., tries to write a farewell note in blood after shooting himself … French authorities determine that the widow of a prominent bank official was murdered and thrown from a train.|
And this item from Philadelphia: “Rather than face her six children Christmas morning without any presents or the money to buy them, Mrs. Sarah Ennis of this city last night went into her kitchen, turned on the gas and ended her life.”
Beauty and everyday usefulness of aluminum utensils are bound to be appreciated.
|Dec. 19, 1919: Muriel McMunn kills herself after discovering that she was deceived into marrying a streetcar conductor who claimed to be an Army investigator and vanished shortly after the wedding. |