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  • The Young Politicos

     
    Photograph by Ray Graham / Los Angeles Times Kennedy girls, from left, Eleanor Dudley, Susan Reeves, Jeanne Lytle and Marilyn Raran with Democratic Party official John M. Bailey of Connecticut. One thing that struck me in going through the photos of the...
  • The TV Convention

     
    Los Angeles Times file photo The Sports Arena, configured for the 1960 Democratic National Convention. David Brinkley, left, and Chet Huntley will report for NBC. Edward R. Murrow, left, anchorman Walter Cronkite, right, and Howard K. Smith will cover the...
  • Movieland Mystery Photo

     
    Los Angeles Times file photo Just a reminder on how this works: I post the mystery photo on Monday and reveal the answer on Friday ... or on Saturday if I have a hard time picking only five pictures; sometimes it's difficult to choose. To keep the mystery...
  • An early taste of Blagojevich's delusions of grandeur

     
    Chuck Goudie remembers an incident I'd forgotten from the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston: (Then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich) spent thousands in state tax dollars having Illinois government SUVs driven across the United States, just so he could...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. suffers collateral damage in Blagojevich trial

     
    From Sunday's print edition: Jesse Jackson Jr. suffers collateral damage in Blagojevich trial By John Chase and Rick Pearson, Tribune reporters Secret recordings of then- Gov. Rod Blagojevich talking about what he could get in return for a U.S. Senate.......
  • Democrats Add Civil Rights to 1960 Platform

     
    Photograph by Ray Graham / Los Angeles Times Alaska delegate Helen Fischer gives Hedda Hopper a “King Crab” hat. In case anybody wondered, Hopper made sure folks knew she was a Republican! July 13, 1960: The Democrats announce their platform: Civil...
  • Adlai Stevenson’s Last Hurrah

     
    Photograph by Otto / Los Angeles Times July 9, 1960: Agnes Meyer chats with Adlai Stevenson at a cocktail party in Pasadena. It has always been difficult for me to consider Adlai Stevenson a serious candidate for president, and evidently American voters...
  • JFK's 1960 L.A. motorcade: A different era

     
    Photos of John F. Kennedy's motorcade through the streets of L.A. in the 1960s prompted Times' Daily Mirror blogger Larry Harnisch to meditate on the era: "One ride in a convertible in Los Angeles in the summer of 1960. Another......
  • A Final Note on the Democratic National Convention

     
    Photograph by the Los Angeles Times Pacific Telephone has pulled its equipment out of the candidates’ headquarters at the Biltmore and the cleanup crew is getting all the banners and placards off the floor of the Sports Arena. The applause at the...
  • Earl Rogers and L.A.'s Picketing Ban

     
    Los Angeles Times file photo Attorney Earl Rogers, who drafted L.A.’s ban on picketing and defended Clarence Darrow on charges of attempting to bribe jurors in the trial of the McNamara brothers in The Times bombing. July 16-19, 1910: While we were...
  • Matt Weinstock, July 19, 1960

     
    July 19, 1960: Why is it so hard to get okra in Los Angeles? Maybe it’s because it was all sold to the Southern Democrats in town for the convention, or at least that’s the story grocer George Nakaumra told a customer, according to Matt Weinstock....
  • Paul V. Coates – Confidential File, July 21, 1960

     
    July 21, 1960: Paul Coates writes about taking his son to the Democratic National Convention. “It’s a gyp,” the young man says afterward....