Saturday, December 17, 2005

Hans' Best Friend

December 17, 1947
Los Angeles

Hans S. Erlandsen, 48-year-old security guard, suffered an apparent heart attack today while driving and smashed into a telegraph pole at the used car lot at Santa Barbara and Vermont Avenues. Officers J.H. Turner and L.M Friday were called to the scene and tried to aid the stricken man, but his Doberman pinscher refused to let them anywhere near his master. After nearly half an hour, the dog quieted and permitted ambulance workers to attend Erlandsen, who was probably dead when his car left the road. According to his fishing license, the victim lived at 3980 S. Budlong.

1 comment:

Larry said...

Recipe Given for New and
Unusual Kind of Fruitcake

Fruited Christmas Cake
1 pound butter or margarine
2 cups sugar
10 eggs, beaten in one at a time
1 tablespoon vanilla
4 cups enriched flour
1 wine glass brandy
1 pound currants
½ pound Sultana raisins
¼ pound blanched almonds
½ pound mixed peel, sliced
½ pound cherries, halved
1 small can crushed pineapple
1 cup sliced dates

Method: Cream shortening and sugar together thoroughly. Add remaining ingredients in order given. Bake in three greased, paper-lined pans for about 3 hours at 200 degrees.

Bonus factoid: The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholds a $2,500 fine against Hollywood book dealer Marcell Rodd for selling the obscene book “Call House Madam.” The book, by Serge G. Wolsey, is now available at the Los Angeles Public Library.

Quote of the day: “I don’t give a so-and-so what you think.”
Tallulah Bankhead, continuing her feud with Lynn Fontanne, when Fontanne and Noel Coward visited Bankhead backstage to give their compliments after a performance of “Private Lives.” Bankhead asked: “What did you think of me, Noel?”