Saturday, November 27, 2010
An archivist at the Huntington Library in San Marino is consulting with LA's journalistic old-timers in her effort to identify people in photos from the collection of the late LA Times columnist Jack Smith, my mother's colleague for many years. In this photo, Smith is the only one besides Richard Nixon who isn't circled. (Someplace I have an autographed copy of one of his ten books, God And Mr. Gomez, about his experiences building a house in Baja California.) On the Times blog, while Larry Harnisch can't identify the mystery four at a Nixon press conference, he does figure out how to tie the image to an approximate date.