Barker Brothers

barker_brothers_1926_los_angeles“The history of Barker Brothers is the history of Los Angeles” the pioneer furniture store proclaimed when it moved into its new home in January 1926. It wasn’t mere advertising hyperbole. Continue reading

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Suzanne Lenglen

Suzanne_LenglenThe French called her La Divine, or The Goddess. Suzanne Lenglen dominated women’s tennis from 1919 to 1926, the year she turned professional. As well known for her fashion sense as her game, in December she came to Los Angeles with her former rival, Mary K. Browne, who had also just turned pro, to play an exhibition at the Olympic Auditorium. Continue reading