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Quiz: Of the five African American players in the 1947 #RoseBowl (4 w/ Illinois, 1 w/ UCLA), who became the first black player to score a touchdown in the history of that game? (No fair Googling). Check tomorrow for the answer.

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In 2018, we'll be looking at Black Los Angeles, 1947, through the pages of the Los Angeles Sentinel. http://bit.ly/2CnDgD4

In its Jan. 2, 1947, issue, the Los Angeles Sentinel looked back at the major stories of 1946, a good introduction to the year ahead: Job discrimination, Jim Crow laws, segregated housing, police b…
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The infamous Scotty Bowers is the subject of a (cough, cough) 'documentary' to be shown at the Toronto Film Festival. http://bit.ly/2f9wWEK

Scotty Bowers, author of the b.s.-laden book “Full Service,” is the subject of a “documentary” (cough, cough) by Matt Tyrnauer. Image courtesy of the Vanity Fair, which really ought to know better.…
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Tomorrow, Mary Mallory writes about the 1946 short subject "Don't Be a Sucker," intended to boost unity among Americans.

Mary Mallory takes a look at Rube Goldberg's comic strip "I'm the Guy." http://bit.ly/2syNWgl

The cover of “I’m the Guy” as a refrigerator magnet, available on EBay for $4.99. Long before newspaper humorists like Erma Bombeck and Dave Barry came on the scene, there was Rube L. Goldbe…
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Monday's mystery movie guest: http://bit.ly/2riTefh

For Monday, we have a mystery guest and a mystery papoose.
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Mary Mallory profiles the Los Angeles Tennis Club. http://bit.ly/2rih9vq

The Los Angeles Tennis Club, Modern Screen, 1931-32. Long a favorite activity of high society, tennis has been a way to fashionably exercise and enjoy time with friends for centuries.…
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Mary Mallory profiles the Equitable Building, at Hollywood and Vine. http://bit.ly/2q3kFJA

Superimposed photograph showing the Bank of Hollywood building as it will appear with the completion of the 12-story annex, photo courtesy of Mary Mallory. One of Hollywood’s first height limit bui…
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For Monday, we have a mystery gent. http://bit.ly/2qnRxtb

For Monday, we have a mystery gent.
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For Monday we have a mystery gent. http://bit.ly/2qi0ZB8 Please post your answers on the blog, not here.

For Monday we have a mystery gent.
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Mary Mallory profiles Spec O'Donnell, famed freckled boy of silent films. http://bit.ly/2pTWCuJ

Spec O’Donnell and Maxine Tadacome, Exhibitors Herald, 1923. Long a favorite of classic film fans for his infectious grin and mischievous onscreen personality, Walter Davis “Spec” O’D…
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