Celebrity Portraits

Frank Sinatra – photos and quotes

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“There are moments when it’s too quiet. Particularly late at night or early in the mornings. That’s when you know there’s something lacking in your life. You just know.” — Frank Sinatra   “Call it self-confidence. Call it cockiness – call it anything, but it has always been true of me that when I get […]

Bizarre Tales

Newsflash: Haunted House – 1963

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Haunted House

Newsflash from the Past:  BOY SCOUTS SURVIVE HAUNTED HOUSE VISIT CANOGA PARK (Feb. 11, 1963) — There were strange noises in the haunted house but they weren’t caused by any supernatural being. So reported three Boy Scouts who tested their courage over the weekend by spending an entire night in a deserted house on the […]

Celebrity Portraits

Alfred Hitchcock – photos and quotes

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“In real life, to be called ‘melodramatic’ is to be criticized. The term suggests behavior which is hysterical and exaggerated. A woman may receive the news of her husband’s death by throwing up her arms and screaming, or she may sit quite still and say nothing. The first is melodramatic. But it may well happen […]

L.A.: Then & Now

302 Harding Avenue in San Fernando, CA

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302 Harding Avenue

Los Angeles: Then & Now — 302 Harding Avenue in San Fernando, CA. In 1963, the property owners were accused of racial discrimination under the Rumford Fair Housing Act. This occurred after the owners rejected a black Methodist pastor’s application for his mother and father-in-law to live there. The owner’s decision was said to have been based on […]

History

Los Angeles Union Station

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Union Station Concourse

The Union Station ticket concourse in April 1939, a month before the new station opened. (LAPL 00050779)   Downtown’s Union Station in 1939, the year it opened. (Photo: Herman J. Schultheis/LAPL)   Two women stand outside in 1939.   Photo: Oct. 29, 1943.   A vintage view of Union Station.    The Atchison, Topeka and Santa […]