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Bi-monthly Newsletter No. 14 November/December 2005
The 12th Annual Jack Webb Awards By: Glynn Martin, Executive Director
This is the city, Los Angeles, California. It’s a commuter city, thousands of miles of streets and avenues woven from the coast to the desert. Angelenos are tied to their cars, and their cars create grime. The air is full of the kind of grime that sticks to lungs and landscapes. We have car washes, window washers and power washers, and still we have grime. It was a crisp fall day, the kind of day when the season’s first rain bathes the City to a glimmer. But the grime I work with can’t be washed away. My name is Jackson, I carry a badge. I was working the day watch out of Robbery-Homicide division. My partner was Kilcoyne. We were meeting with a writer, an author, a scribe. He knew about crime. His name was Ellroy, James Ellroy. A tall man, given to telling stories. All kinds of stories, not many of them pretty. But neither is this city sometimes. Grimy and unkempt. We took Ellroy to the Sheraton Universal. He met with two other people, a weightlifter and a controller. Not a combination you would find at the corner coffee shop, but an important one. These were the honorees……….this was the 12th Annual Jack Webb Awards. On October 15th, the Los Angeles Police Historical Society honored three individuals for their sustaining commitment to law enforcement. The ceremony brought together three accomplished professionals from vastly different pursuits.
Laura Chick, the current City Controller; James Ellroy, a best-selling novelist and Jack Lalanne, a long-time fitness expert, were all recognized for their efforts in supporting and promoting our men and women in blue. The chair of the evening’s honorary dinner committee was Paula Kent Meehan. Her continued support of the event is appreciated by all at the historical society. But, it was another VIP, that ensured the success of the evening. Rikki Kleiman, Chief Bratton’s lovely wife, returned from an east coast commitment to serve as the emcee of the event. Mrs. Bratton’s graciousness, humor and professionalism were abundant. Certainly her ample experience served to make the evening both interesting and entertaining. So, thanks are in order to not only our talented emcee, but also our supporters. Our partners inside the Department, the Los Angeles Police Protective League, the Los Angeles Police Federal Credit
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What’s Happening at Old Number 11 By: Glynn Martin, Executive Director
As if releasing a new book and hosting a formal dinner and awards ceremony wasn’t enough to keep us busy, we have been going full tilt pursuing our business as a popular television and film location. Since our building is architecturally significant, its façade easily lends itself to imitate many parts of the country, and various periods of time. The building’s interior has also proven to be quite useful to the entertainment industry. It doesn’t take long to realize that there just are not that many 1920’s era jails available for filming. The same is true for the remainder of the interior of the old Highland Park station. The City’s restoration of the building, complete with oak molding and period lighting, provides production companies with many options. This is what has been happening at Old Number 11 lately, stardom. Our resident movie and television star happens to be the old Highland Park station. A feature film, whose title has yet to be established, is currently wrapping up their filming inside the jail. Location scouts for two more productions have visited this week. We have been actively promoting our facility to the movie and film industry for one simple reason. Revenue. This is a good source of income, the kind of revenue that allows us to both support and grow your police museum. This year we have had a number of successful film and television projects produced here. There is one, however, that ties directly to Hollywood Station and a handful of officers.
During his run as Dirty Harry, Clint Eastwood, portrayed an Inspector for the San Francisco Police Department. As Harry Callahan, Eastwood frequently ran afoul of department procedures. Apparently his long barreled .44 did more speaking than his coat and tie. Eastwood’s research for his tough guy/police inspector roles, was not always limited to the Bay area. In fact twenty years ago he paid a visit to a small band of Hollywood officers. In early 1985, Eastwood appeared at mid-pm watch in Hollywood to enjoy a ride-along with the Special Problems Unit. Sergeant Bob Good played host to Eastwood, but didn’t make his way into the photograph. Barely making his way into the picture at the far left is Detective Steve Biczo. Long-time North Hollywood Officer Gene Ferone and West L.A. homicide Detective Jim Hays are between Biczo and Eastwood. At the extreme right is Detective Bob Kraus with another retired Sergeant, Scott Currie. Here it is, 2005, and Eastwood is back in a Los Angeles Police Station. This time, it’s Old Number 11. The research for this motion picture
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is done, and the police museum is made up to resemble a newspaper office, the wedding bureau of Baltimore City Hall, 1940’s era corporate offices and the Chicago City Jail. Five different scenes of the upcoming film, “Flags of our Fathers” were filmed at the museum in just one day. Flags of our Fathers, and adaptation of the bestselling book, is scheduled for release next year, but it’s not the only place you can see your museum at work. Other museum sightings can be had in the remake of “When a Stranger Calls,” the television shows, “Book of Daniel,” and “Wanted.” Our star has been quite busy this year, and next year holds the same kind of promise.
Happy Holidays
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Union, the Police Relief Association, LAPRAAC, lent us the support we needed to make the event successful. From other quarters we thank Paula Kent Meehan, the Boeckmann family, Paramount and Universal Studios, Maloof Sports and Entertainment, Bank of America and the Ahmanson Foundation. Sun Badge, Joel Gotler and IPG Literary Management along with the Shabtay family, Keith Bushey, George Beck and Rudy Deleon also lent important financial support to the event. This was a night out enjoyed by the likes of Daryl Gates, Sheriff Leroy Baca, Commissioner Alan Skobin, Councilmember Wendy Gruel, and an assortment of Department and community members. All of it was made possible by historical society Director Danny Staggs. His collaborative 3 efforts with event organizer Iris Caplan are worthy of our praise.
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And praise, came to another part of this evening. Lofty praise accompanied the unveiling of the most recent rendition of the history of the Los Angeles Police Department. Officially released at the Jack Webb Awards, Images of America The Los Angeles Police Department was written by Directors Tom Hays and Art Sjoquist. This pictorial journey is a light-hearted and historical look at the Department’s storied past. It is now available for purchase at the store, over the phone or on-line at