Wealthy Cat's Estate

WEALTHY CAT’S ESTATE (1931)

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WEALTHY CAT’S ESTATE DISPOSED OF BY COURT (Los Angeles Times, June 9, 1931) Mitzi, often referred to as the wealthiest cat in the world, is dead, and because of the riches inherited from her mistress, Dr. Maude F. Ide, the probate court was unusually meticulous in administering the estate, which now becomes the property of Mrs. […]

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Andy Gump's Hot Dog 'Dump'

Andy Gump’s Hot Dog ‘Dump’

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Wife Fades Out of Andy Gump’s Hot Dog ‘Dump’ Los Angeles Times, February 18, 1927  Marian G. Turner, by decree of Judge Summerfield, is out of “Andy Gump’s Dump” in El Monte. She passed out yesterday at the same time that Beryl R. Turner passed out of her life. Mrs. Turner was awarded a decree […]

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Screen Cowboy Draws Gun in Brawl

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Screen Cowboy Convicted of Drawing Gun in Brawl Jury Finds Blackjack Ward Guilty of Felonious Assault During Café Fight With Fellow Film Player LOS ANGELES TIMES (April 11, 1942) — On the old-time Texas range a six-shooter was as much a part of a cowpuncher’s equipment as his horse and saddle – But in Hollywood, […]

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Operation

Bizarre Tales: Unusual Operation

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KNIFE, PLIERS AND GIN USED FOR OPERATION LOS ANGELES, August 2, 1930 – (UP) – A cook’s carving knife, a pair of pliers borrowed from the carpenter, a bottle of Holland gin and a needle and linen thread, saved the life of a seaman stricken with appendicitis, and as a result Dr. David R. Robbins, […]

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Strange Deaths

Bizarre Tales: Strange Deaths

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Bizarre Tales: Strange Deaths Swallows Poison After Drinking Toast to Death LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21, 1929 – (UP) – E.C. Doyle, 36-year-old automobiles salesman was listed as a suicide today after drinking a toast to death. Doyle telephoned Paul Ellmore, a friend, and told him “to come at once if you want to see me.” […]

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Colorado Street Bridge

Pasadena’s Colorado Street Bridge

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Bizarre Tales: Pasadena’s Colorado Street Bridge Wed. 27, 1927– Pasadena, CA– Twenty-two sticks of dynamite were found planted beneath the famous Colorado street bridge yesterday, revealing what may have been an unsuccessful attempt to destroy the span. The dynamite sticks had been lashed together and to them was attached a time fuse, which had failed to […]

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Hollywood Speakeasy Prohibition

Bizarre Tales: Speakeasy Murder of Eddie Diggins

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Bizarre Tales: HUNT SLAYER OF MOVIE STUNT MAN Famous Cinema Figures Involved In Fatal Row At Hollywood Night Club HOLLYWOOD, March 26, 1927 –(UP)—Equipped with a list, said to include several prominent screen and stage actors, detectives began a search here today for eye-witnesses to the murder of Eddie Diggins, movie stunt man and former prizefighter. […]

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Impersonating Females in Cafe – 1954

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Newsflash from the Past: Five Accused of Impersonating Females in Cafe LOS ANGELES TIMES (November 2, 1954) — Five men, one of them a Pasadena High School mathematics teacher, were arrested in an Altadena cafe early yesterday on charges of impersonating females. They identified themselves as Thomas Evans Tuites [far left], 36, the teacher, and […]

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Murder Suicide

1936 Murder-Suicide on Lexington Ave

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Newsflash from the Past: Murder-Suicide on Lexington Ave WIFE SLAIN; MAN SUICIDE Ill War Veteran Beats and Stabs Mate to Death and Kills Self Los Angeles Times – March 21, 1936 – Although Cole Randle, 42-year-old World War veteran, before the death of his wife and himself early yesterday, wrote, “We love each other too much […]

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Molokane – Russian Immigrants – 1906

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Newsflash from the Past: TAKE TO HILLS IN A SCARE. Deluded Los Angeles Molokane Will Move Tomorrow for Fear of Quake. Los Angeles Times (October 14, 1906) There will be an exodus of the Molokane from Los Angeles tomorrow. The 2000 or more [Russian] colonists will begin their trek from the city early in the […]

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