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The Jail Café, located at 4212 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles. A ‘jailer’ watches from a guard tower on the roof.  Below the tower, a sign reads: ‘Dancing. Famous for their $1.25 dinners. Steak. Chicken. Lobster. Open from 5pm on. No cover charge.‘ Note the caricature faces peeking from behind the barred windows.  Inside – a ‘convict’ takes the customers’ order.  top photo dated – August 16, 1927

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Old Hollywood’s Best Theme Restaurants Specialized in Abductions and Dungeons

Inside the Wild World of L.A.’s Early Theme Restaurants

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Chute The Dog

Salvo, the ‘Paradog’ completing a parachute jump during training at Andrews Field, near Great Saling, Essex, England. These dogs were dropped behind German lines to accompany Allied D-Day troops and sniff out mines [Imperial War Museums]

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The Jazz (Os)age

Osage Indians got rich off of the oil found on the land the government ‘gave’ them, but then the town’s white folk got red over the green and started killing all of them.  fcuk you white people

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A Crane of Truth

Colonel Ichabod Bennet Crane (July 18, 1787 – October 5, 1857) was a career military officer for 48 years and the probable namesake of the protagonist in Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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While Washington Irving did not expressly admit that the character is named after Colonel Crane, the two men had met in 1814 at Fort Pike located on Lake Ontario in Sackets Harbor, New York.  Irving was an aide-de-camp to New York Govenor Daniel D Tompkins, who was inspecting defenses in the Sackets Harbor area. Crane’s somewhat unusual and memorable first name Ichabod comes from the biblical name of the grandson of Eli the High Priest and son of Phinehas

here lies Ichabod – not in Sleepy Hollow, but in Staten Island

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