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From the Archives: Sorry boss, no photo

From the Archives: Sorry boss, no photo
Aug. 23, 1954: Los Angeles Mirror photographer George Lacks portrays frustration after a narcotics suspect huddled under a blanket, refusing to have his picture taken at the Central Police Station. (Don Cormier / Los Angeles Times)

With a narcotics suspect hiding under a blanket, refusing to have his picture taken at the Central Police Station, Los Angeles Mirror photographer George Lacks could only fake his frustration for Los Angeles Times staff photographer Don Cormier — who did get this image.

This photo was not published in the Los Angeles Times but later appeared in the October 1954 issue of Among Ourselves, a publication for employees of the Times-Mirror Co..

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The Los Angeles Mirror, an afternoon newspaper, was closed by Times-Mirror in 1962.

This post was originally published on Aug. 13, 2013.

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