1963 Paige Young Marriage & 1964 Divorce to Mark F. Segal. Marvin M. Mitchelson Lawyer. Divorce Documents.

1963 October 1st Paige Young marries Mark Frederick Segal in Las Vegas, per ledger records from Las Vegas. An elopement likely in one of those 24-hour Las Vegas wedding chapels. The record shows only the date and names.  Paige’s new husband Mark F. Segal, born in 1942, is the son of WW2 veteran Harold Segal and his wife. At one time at least, they…

1960-63 SFV. Childhood House razed. City Documents. Family Moves Within SFV.

I will speculate here on where Paige Young may have lived at ages 16, 17 and 18 as I haven’t found anything solid about Diana Paige for ages 16, 17 and most of 18 years old. Her mother, step-father and widowed grandmother, are traceable in public records. Her sister is not. 1960-1961  In a phone directory, I find a Virginia Young LaRocca, widowed in…

Family History#2 Great Depression. Arrival In LA. 1940s Radio Row. Radio City. Sunset and Vine. KNX. CBS. Tom Breneman. NBC Building.

Two LaRocca brothers, Frank and Joseph, move to Los Angeles. Frank was a violinist and music director in Decatur, Illinois. My research shows that Frank, along with his wife Rose, moved to Los Angeles in about 1930. The couple resided at 2303 Gatewood.   1934 Ned and Virginia and their 9 year old Donna, joined Frank and Rose in Los Angeles. The family moved…

Family History #1: Teens, 1920s Vaudeville. Joseph And Roxy LaRocca. Peoria, Ill. Virginia Young. Salt Lake City. The Great Depression. Jane Harker. Warner Bros.

Family Background: Census records, military records and local directories show that Joseph Ned LaRocca (Diana/Paige’s grandfather) was born in 1894 in Peoria, Illinois and grew up there. Known as “Ned,” and “Ned Argo” he was a harpist in a family of several brothers, oldest brother Roxy show above. The brothers were all musicians and many of them toured with the major vaudeville circuits like…

1942-1944 3710 Arbolada Rd. LaRoccas. Cotterells. WW2. NBC, CBS, Sunset & Vine.

This 1942 registration card of  Joseph Ned LaRocca’s was nicknamed the “Old Man’s Draft Card.” It was required by a Selective Service Act (after Pearl Harbor) and used to acquire information. It was likened to a “snapshot of American males age 45-64 years old. This document shows us that Joseph Ned LaRocca lived at 3834 Evans St and that he worked at NBC and…

1940s PARENTS Marriage R. Cotterell. WW2. P.O.W. Divorce. Arbolada Rd.

Robert was 23 and Donna 19 when they were married in 1940. Diana’s father was Robert Morgan Cotterell, born around 1917 in Algon, Iowa. He moved to Los Angeles around 1938 to follow his interest in aviation.  (And maybe to get out of Iowa as he never returned.) Diana’s mother Donna Virginia LaRocca was born in 1921, in Peoria, Illinois.  Donna’s parents were Ned…

1944. Birth. Los Angeles.

The woman who most of us recognize as Paige Young, Playboy Playmate of November 1968, was born Diana Lee Cotterell on March 16, 1944, at the Griffith Park Maternity Home located at 1933 Griffith Park Boulevard.  Her birth certificate records the area as “Hollywood.” Diana’s older sister Constance Susan Cotterell was born at the same maternity center in 1942. It was designed as a…