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Jean Kent was a British film star of the 1940s and 1950s. Her real name was Joan Mildred Hurst. Her parents were variety performers Norman Field and Nina Norre of Brixton, London, who developed her into a performer. Joan learned to dance as a child and appeared in early films and stage performers under other […]
On Febrary 26, 1942, Private Edward Collinash hands an eviction notice to Terminal Island resident Shiro Matsushita. Matsushita was required to leave his home by midnight the following night. The following day, the Los Angeles Times reported on the U.S. military’s Terminal Island evictions in its article: “Japs’ Ouster Demand Rises.” (Note: Bizarre Los Angeles […]
“Me a nuclear scientist? That’s ridiculous. Yeah, I know the story’s out. But it isn’t true. Here’s what happened. I majored in drama at Washington University but had to take a science course. I signed up for physical science but the card got mixed up and I wound up taking nuclear science. Now everyone thinks […]