Monday, November 07, 2005

Betty out-Foxed

November 7, 1947

Waitress Betty Fox, 23, currently sharing digs at 1248 S. Boyington Ave., really needs an apartment--she can't get married until she finds a place for she and hubby to canoodle. The grapevine hummed with news of a three-room flat a soldier was giving up as he entered service, so she tracked the new recruit down and asked if his place might still be available.

"Sure thing, toots, and if you gimme 48 bucks that'll cover the first month's rent."

She ponied up in exchange for the key and address, and soon learned that there is no such number.

1 comment:

Larry said...

Santa Plans
Second Visit

Making his second appearance of the season, Santa Claus will visit the toylands of downtown stores tomorrow for the edification of Southland youngsters.

He’ll play return engagements next Tuesday (Armistice Day) and on Saturdays, Nov. 15 and 22. Beginning Monday, No. 24, he’ll be on hand daily.

The Downtown Businessmen’s Association recommended that holiday shoppers fill out their gift lists early while stocks are abundant and choice almost unlimited.

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You might want to clip and save this for the next time someone complains that the Christmas season comes earlier every year.

Santa was a well-traveled gent in 1947, appearing in downtown Los Angeles the day after Halloween. He arrived in a Bell helicopter at the Owl drugstore at Beverly and La Cienega; on Union Pacific’s City of Los Angeles at Union Station; on an American Airlines DC-3; and on the Navy submarine Sawfish (SS-276).

And the day before Thanksgiving, he appeared in the parade opening Hollywood’s Santa Claus Lane. Stay tuned…..

Quote of the day: MARIHUANA Weed With Roots in Hell Plus “Nite Club Girls.” Continuous from 2 p.m. Adults ONLY!
Mission Theatre, South Broadway at 8th. ]