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Today in Photographs: December 22, 1941 & More

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Today in Photographs: December 22, 1941 & More

Helen Chan pins Sun Lum with lapel badge identifying him as "Chinese," to avoid being rounded up with Japanese Americans who were being interred following Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor. (L.A. Times photo from UCLA Digital Collection)

Turn page to see a well-attired Steve Allen picketting Encino supermarket during 1965 grape boycott, while Alice's Restaurant's Alice May Brock gets expressive.

Today in Photographs: December 22, 1941 & More

Duded-up Steve Allen attends United Farm Workers grape-boycott picket line outside Encino supermarket. Note that even the elderly man in the right of frame wears a tie.

Alice May Brock of Alice's Restaurant movie and restaurant fame. After noting her new restaurant franchises in Los Angeles and elsewhere, Time magazine noted:

Alice, who got her start as a sous-chef in the kitchen of a girls' reformatory in Hawthorne, N.Y. ("I was a rotten kid"), dismisses international cuisine in four sentences. "Don't be intimidated by foreign cookery," she writes. "Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good."

(Allen and Brock photos: L.A. Times/UCLA Digital Collection)


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