Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Actor, Doused With Water From Hose, Isn't Amused

May 24, 1947

Homeowners, it's like this: you own your home; the sidewalk and the curb and the street belong to everybody!

Earl Richard Casper, I'm talking to you. What were you thinking, hovering around in front of your pad at 833 N. Cahuenga, arguing with Ted Stanhope (45, occupation: thespian) over how he was parking his car? Turning your hose on Stanhope's engine, killing it and ensuring that both he and the offending machine would remain right there--the former now in a state of indignation? And blasting Stanhope with the hose when he got out of his car to protest?

Casper, you're lucky he just rassled with you on the lawn, took the hose away and called the cops. Next time, can't you just be a normal uptight freak, lurk behind the curtains and mouth bad words?

1 comment:

Larry said...

Of course, all through this period is the sensational case of Bud Gollum and Louise Overell, who were accused of killing her wealthy parents by blowing up their yacht in Newport Beach.

But where was the Overell house? News reports of the time give the address as 607 Los Robles in Flintridge, which comes up as an error on Mapblast. Those of us with a 1940s Thomas Guide (which I'm sure you'll agree is a must-have and can be found on EBay) are undeterred. The street was renamed Foxwood Drive, and according to domania.com it's a neighborhood of $1.8-million homes.