Forgotten Stars

June Havoc – photos and quotes

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June Havoc

“I wanted to act, but all Hollywood wanted me to do was show my legs and chew gum.” – June Havoc Here is another anecdote written by Erskine Johnson: June Havoc was quite a problem to the publicity boys when she first landed in Hollywood. The R.K.O. publicity department called her into a staff meeting and […]

1900s

Los Angeles – Southern California photos – 1900 – 1909

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McKinley visit 1901 Main Street

Above photo: Main Street, looking north from around 6th Street. The photo was taken on May 8, 1901, the day U.S. President William McKinley visited Los Angeles.   The Los Angeles High School football team, circa 1899-1900. According to the Los Angeles Times, the high school occasionally played colleges and universities to fill its season. […]