Late on this day and until early 25 February 1942, and The Battle of Los Angeles took place. Sounding a bit like a movie production, and also known as The Great Los Angeles Air Raid by contemporary sources, it was either an enemy attack (by Japan or aliens), a false alarm, or mis-directed friendly fire. It caused a subsequent anti-aircraft artillery barrage, damaged several buildings, killed three civilians and caused another three to die of heart attacks. You can read more about it here.
Read more from the leaked documents that attempt to unravel the truth, here.
The event is now recreated annually (without the gun fire).
How brilliant to be able to go. Beth from V is for Vintage did just that. See her gorgeous photos on her blog, here.
Now I am off to watch Ms Fisher’s Murder Mysteries – a new series based on the Phryne fisher series by Kerry Greenwood, set in 1929 Melbourne. I am hoping it will be as wonderful as the oks, and that the costumes will be divine. Here’s a preview.
Phryne is played by the lovely Essie Davis, who is usually a blonde. What a transformation! More photos to come.