oldloves:

Jean Harlow’s second husband was MGM executive Paul Bern. Two months after their 1932 wedding Bern was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head in their Beverly Hills home. Police discovered a note at the scene that read:
"Dearest Dear,
Unfortunately this is the only way to make good the frightful wrong I have done you and to wipe out my abject humiliation, I Love you.
PaulYou understand that last night was only a comedy”
The coroner ruled his death a suicide. However alternate theories about his death circulated for years. A witness claimed to have seen MGM producer Irving Thalberg tampering with evidence at the scene. Many contend that Bern was murdered by his common law wife who he abandoned to marry Harlow. Despite the investigation being re-opened in 1960 the evidence was inconclusive and it was later closed again. (.)

oldloves:

Jean Harlow’s second husband was MGM executive Paul Bern. Two months after their 1932 wedding Bern was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head in their Beverly Hills home. Police discovered a note at the scene that read:

"Dearest Dear,

Unfortunately this is the only way to make good the frightful wrong I have done you and to wipe out my abject humiliation, I Love you.

Paul
You understand that last night was only a comedy”

The coroner ruled his death a suicide. However alternate theories about his death circulated for years. A witness claimed to have seen MGM producer Irving Thalberg tampering with evidence at the scene. Many contend that Bern was murdered by his common law wife who he abandoned to marry Harlow. Despite the investigation being re-opened in 1960 the evidence was inconclusive and it was later closed again. (.)

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mothgirlwings:

A nurse cares for a chimpanzee at the Luna Park monkey hospital in Lincoln Heights, California - c. Late 1920s

mothgirlwings:

A nurse cares for a chimpanzee at the Luna Park monkey hospital in Lincoln Heights, California - c. Late 1920s

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mothgirlwings:

An orangutan may or may not be about to wash a car at the Luna Park Monkey Farm in Lincoln Heights, CA - c. Late 1920s

mothgirlwings:

An orangutan may or may not be about to wash a car at the Luna Park Monkey Farm in Lincoln Heights, CA - c. Late 1920s

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weirdvintage:

Three women are packing baby alligators for shipment, Luna Park Alligator Farm, Lincoln Heights, c. 1930s (via Los Angeles Public Library)

weirdvintage:

Three women are packing baby alligators for shipment, Luna Park Alligator Farm, Lincoln Heights, c. 1930s (via Los Angeles Public Library)

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nemfrog:

José “Chepe” Ruiz with family members, after his conviction in the Sleepy Lagoon murder case was overturned on appeal. 1944. 

nemfrog:

José “Chepe” Ruiz with family members, after his conviction in the Sleepy Lagoon murder case was overturned on appeal. 1944. 

(Source: content.cdlib.org)

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nemfrog:

Boxers at San Quentin. Sleepy Lagoon defendants. 1943 or 1944.

nemfrog:

Boxers at San Quentin. Sleepy Lagoon defendants. 1943 or 1944.

(Source: content.cdlib.org)

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nervousmotherfucker:

(Herald Examiner Collection/Los Angeles Public Library)

Sleepy Lagoon

nervousmotherfucker:

(Herald Examiner Collection/Los Angeles Public Library)

Sleepy Lagoon

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milkandheavysugar:

"At a state Senate hearing in 1965, Rena Price is flanked by son Marquette Frye, right, whose arrest helped touch off the Watts riots, and stepson Ronald, left. Behind her are attorneys Stanley R. Malone, left, and A.L. Wirin.”

milkandheavysugar:

"At a state Senate hearing in 1965, Rena Price is flanked by son Marquette Frye, right, whose arrest helped touch off the Watts riots, and stepson Ronald, left. Behind her are attorneys Stanley R. Malone, left, and A.L. Wirin.”

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humanoidhistory:

Los Angeles police recover loot plundered from a pawn shop during the Watts riots. August 13, 1965. (Los Angeles Public Library)

humanoidhistory:

Los Angeles police recover loot plundered from a pawn shop during the Watts riots. August 13, 1965. (Los Angeles Public Library)

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savetheflower-1967:

Watts riots - 1965.

savetheflower-1967:

Watts riots - 1965.

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