Category Archives: California

Earthquake Survivors, 1906

On this day in 1906 at 5:11 am Pacific Coast time a huge earthquake devastated San Francisco. It has been widely described as a force that shook up to a full minute and was felt from Oregon to LA all … Continue reading

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Cartoon Musicianship

The past two weeks have been all cartoons and more cartoons! It has been a pleasure to read about cartoon music in Daniel Goldmark’s Tunes for ‘Toons. The book shed no light on my great grandfather and his time in … Continue reading

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Snippets from Dish & Spoon, Cartoon Film, 1933

I just love the cover design to this cartoon music which features the name of Paul Eisler in the lower right. I haven’t yet seen the cartoon in it’s entirety in my adult life, but I seem to have vague … Continue reading

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Dish & Spoon, Cartoon Film, 1933

I interrupt the storyline of 1903 to share news of 1933 from the vantage point of 2013. I don’t remember when I first learned that my great grandfather, Paul Eisler, had worked in Hollywood on movie soundtracks “sometime in the … Continue reading

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Vermont to California, 1894

Los Angeles was a bustling metropolis of over 50,000 people when Eveline C Beals visited her brother over the Christmas Holidays in 1893. Oil had been discovered just outside the city the year before and now people were pouring into … Continue reading

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