theniftyfifties:

Lauren Bacall and Marilyn Monroe, 1953.

theniftyfifties:

Lauren Bacall and Marilyn Monroe, 1953.

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oh-my-harkness:

fav book <3

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dance-0f-the-damned:

While it was police work that led to his eventual arrest, it was the people of Los Angeles who took care of apprehending Richard Ramirez. After several sexual assaults and murders, authorities had no evidence with which to determine who The Night Stalker was. But then, he left a fingerprint.
Already having a record, the print quickly led to the mugshot for Richard Ramirez. Authorities circulated that to the media, and enough people saw it to respond quickly when needed.
Someone recognized Ramirez trying to steal a car in LA, and an angry mob quickly gave chase. According to the El Paso Times at the time, citizens helped police track and chase Ramirez for an hour, before catching up with him and beating him. 
The Gif above shows him at the instant he was captured and bandaged up.

dance-0f-the-damned:

While it was police work that led to his eventual arrest, it was the people of Los Angeles who took care of apprehending Richard Ramirez. After several sexual assaults and murders, authorities had no evidence with which to determine who The Night Stalker was. But then, he left a fingerprint.

Already having a record, the print quickly led to the mugshot for Richard Ramirez. Authorities circulated that to the media, and enough people saw it to respond quickly when needed.

Someone recognized Ramirez trying to steal a car in LA, and an angry mob quickly gave chase. According to the El Paso Times at the time, citizens helped police track and chase Ramirez for an hour, before catching up with him and beating him. 

The Gif above shows him at the instant he was captured and bandaged up.

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dichotomized:

On September 13, 1985, Dr. Jerry Vale had gone to jail and taken a series of if pictures of Richard Ramirez’s teeth as they’d appeared that day. As the photographs were shown, Dr. Vale described them for the jury: the teeth were jagged and decayed, and teeth were missing in both the lower and upper gums. He stated further he’d done a gelatin cast of the lower and upper teeth that were used to make casts. Dr. Vale held the casts and described in detail each of the irregularities in Richard’s teeth. Dr. Vale was followed by another dentist, Dr. Alfred Otero, who told the jury he had been the senior dentist for the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department for the past nineteen years and had seen Richard for the first time on September 3. Richard had nine decayed teeth. Over a period of nine months, the doctor had repaired nearly all the decay to Richard’s teeth, filling them with a compound substance.

dichotomized:

On September 13, 1985, Dr. Jerry Vale had gone to jail and taken a series of if pictures of Richard Ramirez’s teeth as they’d appeared that day. As the photographs were shown, Dr. Vale described them for the jury: the teeth were jagged and decayed, and teeth were missing in both the lower and upper gums. He stated further he’d done a gelatin cast of the lower and upper teeth that were used to make casts. Dr. Vale held the casts and described in detail each of the irregularities in Richard’s teeth. Dr. Vale was followed by another dentist, Dr. Alfred Otero, who told the jury he had been the senior dentist for the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department for the past nineteen years and had seen Richard for the first time on September 3. Richard had nine decayed teeth. Over a period of nine months, the doctor had repaired nearly all the decay to Richard’s teeth, filling them with a compound substance.

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Edward Hickman, deranged Los Angeles murderer

Edward Hickman, deranged Los Angeles murderer

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theshinyboogie:

Billboard for Louis Prima and Keely Smith at the Moulin Rouge in Hollywood

theshinyboogie:

Billboard for Louis Prima and Keely Smith at the Moulin Rouge in Hollywood

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portraitinjazz:

Charlie Parker, Harry Babasin, Chet Baker, Helen Carr, Donn Trenner (at the piano, obscured), at The Tiffany Club, LA, May 1952, photo by William Claxton
One of the classic bop-era photos

portraitinjazz:

Charlie Parker, Harry Babasin, Chet Baker, Helen Carr, Donn Trenner (at the piano, obscured), at The Tiffany Club, LA, May 1952, photo by William Claxton


One of the classic bop-era photos

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greeneyes55:

Art Pepper Los Angeles 1956
Photo: William Claxton 

greeneyes55:

Art Pepper Los Angeles 1956

Photo: William Claxton 

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killerbeesting:

Ray Avery - Chet Baker with Bobby Timmons, Los Angeles, 1956

killerbeesting:

Ray Avery - Chet Baker with Bobby Timmons, Los Angeles, 1956

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teenagebillofrights:

In 1942 Los Angeles tensions between sailors and Chicano youths exploded in the Zoot Suit Riots.
Read the story on our blog:http://teenagefilm.com/archives/archive-fever/zoot-suit-riot/

teenagebillofrights:

In 1942 Los Angeles tensions between sailors and Chicano youths exploded in the Zoot Suit Riots.

Read the story on our blog:
http://teenagefilm.com/archives/archive-fever/zoot-suit-riot/

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