CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2006 |
Things seem to happen by chance at the corner of Olympic Boulevard and Hope Street in downtown Los Angeles. It's where in 1922 Packard automobile dealer Earle C. Anthony accidentally launched the city's commercial broadcasting industry when he put a radio transmitter on his roof so he could talk to fellow car dealers in the state.
August 28, 1985 |
Carl Haverlin, a veteran radio executive credited with bringing Broadcast Music Inc. into the front ranks of music rights organizations and the man who put both the Rose Bowl game and the Los Angeles Philharmonic on the air, died Monday. He was 86 and died at a Canoga Park hospital. Haverlin, who began with Broadcast Music Inc. in the 1930s as an $85-a-week field representative, rose through the ranks to become its president, retiring in the mid-1960s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1988 |
I smelled Los Angeles before I got to it. It smelled stale and old like a living room that had been closed too long. But the colored lights fooled you. The lights were wonderful. There ought to be a monument to the man who invented neon lights. --"The Little Sister," by Raymond Chandler In 1923, automobile dealer Earle C. Anthony brought back a pair of jewel-like, orange-and-blue signs from Paris and displayed them at his Packard dealership on the corner of Wilshire and La Brea.
September 9, 2009 |
More than any other modern American city, Los Angeles' history is inextricably intertwined with that of its police force. John Buntin's "L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City" makes an important and wonderfully enjoyable contribution to our understanding of that interplay. This is a highly original and altogether splendid history that can be read for sheer pleasure and belongs on the shelf of indispensable books about America's most debated and least understood cities.