Category: Entertainment

Tyrone Power “lavender wedding”

19jun01weddingImage: Tyrone Power and Annabella after their wedding ceremony in Bel-Air, California in 1939. From

“With the inclusion of morality clauses in the contracts of Hollywood actors in the 1920s, some closeted stars contracted marriages of convenience to protect their public reputations and preserve their careers… The term lavender marriage has been used to characterize these couples/individuals:

“…The term has been applied to the marriage of Tyrone Power and French actress Annabella in 1939.[8]

“8. Bret, David (2000). Errol Flynn: Satan’s Angel. Robson Book. p. 79. Retrieved January 18, 2015.”

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Shoe store toy

19mar24ringTossImages: from an ebay auction listing

Presumably an individually-owned shoe store, it looks like Triangle sold or gave away at least this one promotional item. Just in case you don’t know how it worked, one would hold it where the Walt Disney’s “PINOCCHIO” lettering is. The trick would be to jerk it upward then jab Pinocchio’s nose into the airborne ring. It seems simple but it took a little bit of skill — it was a good item to occupy a child for awhile perhaps while waiting for a sibling to get their shoes.

Today that address houses Ferguson’s Gallery and Royal Bartending School. It appears to be in the same building that was there in 1939 albeit modernized a little.


“Dad” Bailey’s newstand


Image: via great nephew Bodie Bailey posted at .

“Charles ‘Dad’ Bailey opened his newsstand after his previous business (Luggage Store) was destroyed in a fire and his bookkeeper had neglected to pay the insurance premiums. His stand was very popular and he made a good living from it. He lived until he was 90 and kept the stand until just a very few years before he died.

His great nephew Bodie Bailey has a cool flickr site with all sorts of photos and family stories. As far as the location of the stand, Bodie is unsure but he thinks it was on or near Florence in South Los Angeles close to USC.

~Jon Paul”

Excerpt from image link above.

The magazine at the center bottom position is the October 1939 issue of Daring Detective.


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