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 Los Angeles Times, June 2, 1915 — Bowed with grief, Mrs. M. Roma of No. 1225 West 35th Street, Los Angeles, accompanied by her son, Rafael Roma, of San Francisco, left last night for the northern city with the body of another son, Joseph M. Roma, whose corpse was […]

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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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Crap Game 1951 Crime

Los Angeles Crime Wave – 1950s

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A look at crime in Los Angeles in the 1950s. Photos are from undisclosed locations. Above Photo: Three gamblers wishing to keep their snake eyes hidden during a crap game somewhere in Los Angeles, November 10, 1951. (LAPL 00039498)   According to the Los Angeles Public Library, in October 1952: “Five women and a man were jailed […]

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Prohibition violation

Los Angeles – Prohibition violation – 1931

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Prohibition violation A bootlegger named Elmer White was arrested by Los Angeles-based federal prohibition agents in 1931. While searching the car, the agents discovered that the speedometer and other dashboard panel dials didn’t work. A further search behind the fake instrument board revealed a secret compartment where they found 12 pints of whisky. (LAPL: 00036681) […]

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7566 Club 7566 Melrose Ave 1941

Police raid – 7566 Club – Melrose Ave – 1941

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A police raid at the 7566 Club at 7566 Melrose Ave. in the wee hours of January 29, 1941. Apparently, the night club had a habit of selling alcohol after hours. According to the Los Angeles Times: “The arrests were made during the early morning hours by squads of more than 50 policemen led by Deputy Police Chief […]

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1934 Gambling Raids

LAPD – gambling raids – 1934

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On January 28, 1934, LAPD captain Hunter (left) and Asst. Captain Contreras led surprise gambling raids on three private nightclubs: the Old Colony Club, 1731 North Alta Loma Drive; the Clover Club, 8477 Sunset Boulevard; and Club La Boheme, 8614 Sunset Boulevard. As part of their sting, four undercover cops worked as waiters inside each […]

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Hitchhiking

Police Crackdown on Hitchhiking – 1963

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Newsflash from the Past: Police Order Crackdown on Hitchhiking LOS ANGELES TIMES (June 11, 1963) — VAN NUYS –Several young boys have been picked up in the Valley by molesters, Police Insp. Edward M. Davis said Monday in ordering a Valleywide campaign against such crimes. Davis, patrol area commander for the Valley, said the police department, […]

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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

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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