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This Week on the Daily Mirror

March 8, 2009 |  3:00 pm


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Photograph by Ken Dare / Los Angeles Times

Frank Howard signs autographs during "Nuns' Day" at Dodger Stadium, 1963
"Throwback" Thursby pulled this picture for a post coming up later this week and it was too good not to share. Isn't it wonderful?

Here's what we're working on:

On Monday, Keith takes a look at old-school college basketball tactics before the shot clock was introduced. On Tuesday, he's got buglers playing "Charge" at Dodger games at the Coliseum and on Wednesday, he'll write about Frank Howard.

As always, we have the Movie Star Mystery Photo on Monday morning and I've been going through historic photos of the Fire Department for something Wednesday. I'll also be taking a look at what was found in the Burbank time capsule.

We're continuing our daily 10 a.m. posts on Raymond Chandler in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of his death, and our daily spin through The Times' old movie ads at noon, working forward from 1909. And we have Paul Coates at 2 p.m. and Matt Weinstock at 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday to re-create the feel of an afternoon paper. (And you thought PM-ers were virtually extinct). Look for a Nuestro Pueblo and other surprises as the week unfolds!

Jalopnik has launched a long discussion about some of our old tire ads. We just never know what people are going to find interesting!

One other note: The Daily Mirror is getting ready to say farewell to Catriona Lavery, our UCLA intern for this quarter. Catriona did terrific work on the Norbo Grill and other research projects, as well as transcribing Coates and Weinstock. We will miss her and wish her well, but we are also looking for an intern--or two--for next quarter. If you're interested, drop me a note. The unpaid internship is for a grade, and involves lots of digging in microfilm and musty archives.


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