Monday, April 01, 2013

Irv Spence's Cartoon Diary: April 1, 1944

Henderson 1944 Control Tower

Pictures of Henderson Field can be found here and here.

Also, a Marine's "bad dream" is another generation's amusement.

Hollywood Boulevard looking west toward Cahuenga Bl., sometime in the 1930s. A sign for Schwab's clothing store is partially visible in the upper left corner of the photo on the right. 

Schwab's (not "Scwab's") was a men's clothing store located at the time of this drawing at 6358 Hollywood Boulevard. There doesn't appear to be a family connection to the famed Schwab's drug stores but they did share a reluctance to advertise, at least in the Los Angeles Times. Schwab's name did appear as a signatory with his fellow clothiers in a display ad in July, 1933 announcing they would adopt the 40-hour work week and, in October of 1939, standing against Proposition 1, the 30 Thursday elderly pension measure advanced by the crackpot Ham and Eggs movement.

A previous location of the store, a bit further west at 6432 Hollywood Blvd. was the site of a Christmastime robbery and shootout between the crooks and Ben Schwab, the store's owner. No one was injured, but Ben did manage to plug a car parked out front.

from the Los Angeles Times, Dec. 24, 1930

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