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Old Posted Feb 24, 2020, 8:36 AM
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A few more random photos from the L.A. Examiner...




Santa Monica mystery death 28 March 1952...Detective Inspector Lloyd Hilaiel inspects auto in which body of beautiful brunet Mrs Dorothy Higgins Preston, 32, lies. 









Mystery death suspects, 31 March 1952....Seated: Detective Captain Clyde Brown, (back to camera), Robert W Logan (left) and Robert L Eastham. Standing L to R: Attorney Frank Indovina and Attorney John K Sloan. Logan and Eastham, after their surrender to police, were booked for 'investigation of murder''.. 





Santa Monica mystery death, 29 March 1952...Picture of evidence found in victim's room and auto.

Hypodermic syringes, what happened here?...was she a junkie, with the suspects supplying the dope to keep the party going, until an overdose and the body carried out to the car?...or could she have been injected against her will?





Ann Sterling beating story, 24 March 1952. Ann Sterling, actress, victim....she accused Bob Calhoun, oil man, of beating her.





Murder and suicide... Mother kills self and child by leaping from window of Ansonia apartments, where she lived, 24 March 1952.





Body of Mrs Gerald Clouart, mother, in courtyard of apartment house from which she leaped.





Gerald Clouart, father of victim; Father William Stein, of Saint Vincent's Catholic Church, giving last rites to boy;





Suicide note..."I'm just inadequate"....





Narcotics suspects... Central Station... $4,000 to $5,000 worth of heroin in front of them, 20 March 1952. Fern Smith, 23; Joseph Lee, 28; Alfred Mendoza, 32..





Cat burglar killed by police after he shot two, 14 March 1952....William Mathes, 63, dead.





Murder-suicide, 31 December 1951. Detective Lieutenant George A Encinas; Detective Lieutenant Bill Cummings; Mr and Mrs Charles Sullivan (bodies).





De Mesa murder, 6 September 1951....Helen de Mesa -- 51 years.





Fire destroys warehouse of Compton Wholesale Grocery Company, June 6, 1951. 
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I don't know if we have seen this particular construction photograph but it was just listed on eBay.



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Here's the reverse-

...........................................................................................From the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce.




..........................................................................................."Figueroa end of tunnel." june 9, 1921

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Hmmmm....what happened to the truck driver's head?!?
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Old Posted Feb 24, 2020, 3:57 PM
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Yikes! ...It must be in the bucket of the steam shovel.
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CORRECTION

RE:....Knox Presbyterian Church. 438 Figueroa Street.


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THIS is the correct location. (sorry that I misled you in my previous Knox post)






Los Angeles Herald...August 25, 1913


Today, another church is at that location.

Mount Mariah Missionary Baptist Church.


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hmm. . .I have no idea why the steeple isn't on top of the church




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I don't know if we have seen this particular construction photograph but it was just listed on eBay.


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I recognize the Stanley Apartments.
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Old Posted Feb 24, 2020, 8:02 PM
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Ooops !

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A few more random photos from the L.A. Examiner...
 
Great noirish photos however I thought they were too many murders in one post.
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CORRECTION

RE:....Knox Presbyterian Church. 438 Figueroa Street.


eBay



THIS is the correct location. (sorry that I misled you in my previous Knox post)






Los Angeles Herald...August 25, 1913


Today, another church is at that location.

Mount Mariah Missionary Baptist Church.


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hmm. . .I have no idea why the steeple isn't on top of the church




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How many Knox Presbyterian Churches were there??


From the LAT July 11, 1898:



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Old Posted Feb 24, 2020, 10:44 PM
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Great noirish photos however I thought it was too many murders in one post.
A fair critique....tabloid crime pictures certainly evoke the noir city, but I realize they can be disturbing, particularly in volume.

I should have included these, to balance the post somewhat...




Card game, 10 January 1952. Fence hole showing Judge Roger Pfaff looking through which was used for spying on card game held by six youths..











Judge Pfaff was something of a ham, here he is chewing up the scenery in a 1951 driver's education film:

https://archive.org/details/51084DayInCourt
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I didn't mind the mayhem--but IMO too many pictures in one post lessens the impact of the pictures and the post....
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I appreciate the noirish photographs riichkay. . .but I have to agree with AlvaroLegido.
If you space them out, say one murder per post, we would be more apt to dig up additional information & comment on them. (like we did with the William Door arrest / murder)

We have seen a few of the noirish images on NLA so that's why the images haven't been commented on this time around. (but it never hurts to see them again)




I see GW pretty much said the same thing. (I didn't see his post until after I posted this one)

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Good observations/advice from GW and E_R....and the Ansonia incident was posted back in 2011, but the images are now gone....
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And a search turned up a CBD post of the Sullivan murder/suicide photo back in 2015....the image is now gone from that post.
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And a search turned up a CBD post of the Sullivan murder/suicide photo back in 2015....the image is now gone from that post.
Thanks to the wicked business practices of Image Shack, many hundreds of old posts are permanently DEAD. Image Shack told everyone to post and link.....ten years later they told us, "Had your fun? Now its time to pay up some real money". Instead of asking a reasonable yearly fee, I. S. decided to go for the throat.

Its not just Skyscraper, thousands of blogs and websites are now decimated ghost towns.

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Surprisingly, I don't believe we have seen this 'Jackie Coogan' building on NLA.


eBay

There he is at the top. . .and it's a very good likeness.


info: July 11, 1949


I hope to God the building is still standing but to be honest I'm afraid to look.





Here's a closer look.


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I happened upon this baffling residence on a blog about Bad Architecture.


8582 Lookout Mountain Avenue.


BAD ARCHITECTURE blog. / can't find the link


HERE'S WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY. . .

Bad Architecture





UPDATE:

I just scoped out the property.


gsv

The grounds behind the house look quite impressive!

Lorendoc lives in this area so perhaps he knows who this "rental car heiress" is. (or maybe one of you other fine noirishers know)





I don't believe we have discussed this place on NLA. (I searched the thread using "8582" and nothing came up)

BUT, if we have seen this place before on NLA. . .just pretend we haven't..


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I happened upon this baffling residence on a blog about Bad Architecture.


8582 Lookout Mountain Avenue.


BAD ARCHITECTURE blog. / can't find the link


HERE'S WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY. . .

Bad Architecture





UPDATE:

I just scoped out the property.


gsv

The grounds behind the house look quite impressive!

Lorendoc lives in this area so perhaps he knows who this "rental car heiress" is. (or maybe one of you other fine noirishers know)





I don't believe we have discussed this place on NLA. (I searched the thread using "8582" and nothing came up)

BUT, if we have seen this place before on NLA. . .just pretend we haven't..


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It's the Mirkin residence, owned by Margeaux Mirkin. Morris Mirkin founded Budget car rental.
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Surprisingly, I don't believe we have seen this 'Jackie Coogan' building on NLA.


eBay

There he is at the top. . .and it's a very good likeness.


673 South Oxford Avenue



Jackie's parents were pieces of work--famous exploiters of their son's earnings, leading to the famous Coogan Law of 1939 (which we may or may not have come across on NLA before). While doing various renovations on the house Jackie's money bought on Oxford Avenue, they invested his earnings in Rolls-Royces and the garage-and-store-building on Vermont. At least they acknowledged their son in stone.

More on the Coogans here:
https://losangeleshistory.blogspot.c...-also-see.html


This article from the LAT of March 16, 1924, refers to Jackie's bust:


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Speaking of child stars exploited by their parents, it happens that Baby Peggy died yesterday at the age of 101. The Coogans used Jackie's dough to buy the Oxford Avenue house in Feb 1922; in Jan 1923, Peggy's parents were reported in the trades to have just bought a house in Beverly Hills. I don't know if this is it, although her age looks about right (she was born on Oct 29, 1918)--



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In 2011 I saw Kevin Brownlow interview Diana Serra Carey (Baby Peggy) the same night they showed “The Big Parade”, in their Summer of Silents film series.

This is something AMPAS put on youtube to do with that series. This must've been an interview shortly after we saw her because at one point she says "the other evening when we were sitting through the Big Parade."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYZNZp6-F9k

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Surprisingly, I don't believe we have seen this 'Jackie Coogan' building on NLA.
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I hope to God the building is still standing but to be honest I'm afraid to look.
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Did you look ER or GW?

678 Vermont Ave., south of Wilshire, is a public parking lot. The area seems all new/newish buildings, parking garages and some strip malls.
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