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May 31, 2006 | Scott Martelle, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles law firm has filed what it hopes will become a class-action lawsuit against the organizers of the Queen Mary's Marilyn Monroe memorabilia exhibit, claiming that it contains mostly items never touched by the iconic sex symbol. The exhibit, part of a resurgence of interest in Monroe memorabilia, has been seen by thousands of people. They have paid $22.
March 31, 1988 | Jack Smith
It may be of little general interest, but I feel obliged to report that many readers have verified Prof. Donald Ward's recollection that in 1948 a hydroelectric power shortage in Northern California caused the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to drop its frequency from 60 to 59 cycles, thus causing electric clocks to lose one minute every hour. You may recall that David Simmons of Ridgecrest said he doubted that PG&E met its shortage by lowering its frequency.
November 11, 2005 | Robert W. Welkos, Times Staff Writer
It could have been a scene out of "Ocean's Eleven." A luxury cruise ship, armed security guards, hidden cameras and a locked vault.
March 23, 2006 | Robert W. Welkos, Times Staff Writer
Jill Adams of Tujunga, who runs a Marilyn Monroe fan website called, groaned as she recalled the time her mother tried to surprise her with a pair of the late actress' shoes, size 9. "Clearly, they weren't her shoes," Adams said. "Marilyn wore size 7. The person who sold it to her admitted it wasn't Marilyn's size but said her feet sometimes swelled. My mother got taken for over $700."
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