Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Vintage 1950s Mysteries

Beverly Hills Bermuda Triangle

The properties around this triangle of land in Beverly Hills has taken on a mysterious aura.

 On July 7, 1946, Howard Hughes  took a prototype XF-11 reconnaissance aircraft on its maiden flight and crashed into a row of houses. He landed at 808 N. Whittier. 

On June 20, 1947, as Bugsy Siegel sat with his associate Allen Smiley at 801 N. Linden, reading the L. A. Times when an assailant fired at him through the window, hitting him many times, including twice in the head.

Jan Berry of Jan & Dean was in a near-fatal accident in a real-life Dead Man’s Curve on April 1, 1966. His Sting Ray car going 90 MPH crashed into an unexpected parked truck. The accident occurred just a short distance from the fictional site mentioned in the 1964 hit single “Dead Man’s Curve” released two years earlier. Was the song a foreshadow of what was to come?

On November 16, 2010, Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen was shot, multiple times, in her car at the corner of Sunset and Whittier. She careened into a street light at 815 N. Whittier. She died from 

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