“Start every day with a smile, and get it over with.” — W.C. Fields Photo: Poppy (1936) “The world is getting to be such a dangerous place, a man is lucky to get out of it alive.” — W.C. Fields. “I’m beginning to understand those animals you read about, […]
A woman sits at a sandstone water trough on the the north end of Olvera Street, circa 1930s. The trough dates back to 1897. Olvera Street in 1925. The El Paseo de Los Angeles, 1934. The La Golondrina Mexican Cafe (the Pelanconi House) is on the far right. A postcard […]
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The Dance Hall on the Abbot Kinney Pier at Venice Beach in 1910. A camel ride in 1908. (LAPL) Between 1904 and 1925, 14 roller-coasters were built around the beaches of Venice and Ocean Park (many of them replacements for the older ones). In 1910, The L.A. Thompson Company built a large roller […]
“I’m all right when I’m acting. It’s the stills that worry me. My cameraman said, ‘Miss Ulric, you’re fine when you’re moving. But the minute I try to take a still of you, you get that set look.’ He’s right. I smile naturally for a second, and then it’s forced. In the sad scenes I […]
The Moorish-designed La Grande Station, located at 2nd Street and Santa Fe Ave., opened on July 29, 1893, and was the main terminal for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railways for over 40 years. Photo, c. 1899. A vintage postcard of a train arriving, circa 1905. Saying their good-byes at, circa May […]
“Yes, I was fired by Fox. The last few parts I was given there were pretty insignificant. I did a quickie and right afterwards got a lead with a big company. Perhaps I wasn’t doing as well as I could at Fox. But I’m not ashamed of having to play in an independent production. When […]
“The mind is all that actually counts. It can rule your heart and your body. I believe I can develop two distinct personalities. One, Marian Marsh, the actress. The other my private, off-screen self. Each will have its own sphere of action.” — Marian Marsh Source: Ben Maddox (1932) Photographer: Scotty Welbourne (1931) “They […]
Ye Arch Beach Tavern was originally built as a hotel in 1915. Today, it is a haunted rental property. Address: 2180 Catalina, Laguna Beach, CA, 92651. Here are a couple of articles written about it. October 10, 2011 A Laguna Beach ghost story By David Hansen, Special to the Los Angeles Times Residents of the […]
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