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  • Book news: Phil Jackson, Largehearted Boy, Goodreads ditches Amazon

     
    Basketball, book blogs, and e-books in today's book news....
  • Tip Poff, July 17, 1932

     
    July 17, 1932: I’ve been meaning to post some of the Tip Poff gossip columns that The Times used to run in the movie/drama pages of the 1930s. The Times experimented with the column and by 1939 was calling it......
  • Times Woman of the Year – Anais Nin

     
    I stumbled across this article while searching for something else (research is like that) and was stunned. When I started at The Times in the late 1980s, the Women of the Year Awards were viewed as something of a joke,......
  • Paul Coates, March 1, 1961

     
    March 1, 1961: Los Angeles Times publisher Otis Chandler becomes a vice president of Times-Mirror. Recent revelations by the Eisenhowers’ maid and Princess Margaret’s butler make Paul Coates wonder about his domestic help....
  • Found on EBay – Duesenberg

     
    Perhaps your Duesenberg Model J needs a rebuilt generator. Or perhaps you can’t afford an entire Model J but would like a piece of one. A Delco-Remy generator for a Duesenberg has been listed on EBay for $755. As with......
  • Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

     
    Los Angeles Times file photo [Update: This is Joan Crawford in “The Ice Follies of 1939.” ] Hm. What’s going on here? [Update: This image was published Jan. 3, 1939, in The Times Midwinter Edition, which wasn’t microfilmed, so no......
  • Google launches its eBooks store

     
    Google launched Google eBooks Monday, becoming the third major ebooks retailer alongside Amazon and Apple....
  • Mt. Bassett Revisited

     
    As a footnote to my previous post, I thought it would be valuable to list some of the people Jim Bassett interviewed for his ill-fated book on the Los Angeles Times. I’m not sure this is complete, but it’s a start. One of the more interesting is...
  • Climbing Mt. Bassett

     
    Sept. 27, 1978: James Bassett dies. am climbing Mount Bassett. It’s as if I’m halfway up and have come across the abandoned camp of an expedition that vanished many years ago while trying to conquer some snowy, fog-shrouded peak. Abandoned equipment...
  • Best in show: see the world's priciest car

     
    It's just a used car sitting in an Oxnard business park, but it's got low, low mileage and a great paint job. It's also the world's most expensive automobile, fetching a reported $30 million to $40 million at auction earlier this year. Continue reading...
  • Mystery Photo

     
    Isn’t this a great photo? There’s a little story that goes with it. Update: As everybody realized, this is an extremely casual Otis Chandler in one of the few pictures I’ve ever seen of him in which he’s not wearing a suit – and notice the...