Friday, August 17, 2007

Two things that used to be much more interesting: practicing law, and the Los Angeles Times

This is courtesy of the LA Times Daily Mirror Blog, which "reflects on L.A.'s crime and cops from 50 years ago":

Actress Maureen O'Hara's alleged love scene with a Latin in three rear seats of Grauman's Chinese Theater was re-enacted before a spellbound audience here yesterday at the Confidential libel trial.

A witness and a buxom newspaperwoman, who volunteered her services, entwined themselves in three courtroom seats while judge, jury and spectators watched in fascination.

Opposing counsel hovered beside the players, giving conflicting directions.

"Her feet are on the floor!" protested one.

"We never said her feet were off the floor!" exclaimed the other.

Read on for the rest of the story and to see a photo of the "buxom newspaperwoman" Lee Belser.