1963 Marriage & 1964 Divorce to Mark F. Segal. Marvin M. Mitchelson Lawyer. Headlines.

1963 October 1st Paige Young marries Mark Frederick Segal in Las Vegas, per nearly impossible to read ledger records from Las Vegas. ancestry.com 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. They…

Family History#2. Great Depression. Move To LA. Frank. Radio Row. Radio City. Sunset and Vine. KNX. CBS. Tom Breneman. NBC Building. Jane Harker. Warner Brothers.

Frank LaRocca, brother of Diana’s grandfather and defacto father Ned, was a violinist and music director in Decatur, Illinois. 1930 Ned and Virginia are listed in the census as living in Peoria, Ill. Ned a musician and Virginia a housewife. Phone directories list a Frank LaRocca and wife Rose in Los Angeles. The couple resided at 2303 Gatewood.   1934 Ned, his wife Virginia…

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,” he was a harpist in a family of several brothers, oldest brother Roxy show above and below. The brothers were all musicians and many of them toured with the major vaudeville circuits like Orpheum…

1942-1947 3710 Arbolada Rd. LaRoccas. Cotterells. WW2.

 Virginia LaRocca is named owner the “double” house at 3710/12 Arbolada Rd. on an LA building permit. Donna has a voter registration record with this address in 1944. (seen in ancestry.com) Robert Morgan Cotterell name is listed as a POW with this address in 44. Joseph LaRocca is listed in the LA telephone directory with this address in 1948. Arbolada Rd. dead ends, is…

1940s PARENTS Marriage. Hollywood Wedding Chapel. Honeymoon. WW2. P.O.W. Divorce. Arbolada Rd.

Robert M. Cotterell was 23 and Donna LaRocca 19 when they were married in 1940. Below is the Hollywood Wedding Chapel where Robert and Donna were married as stated on the marriage certificate. The location is about one block from the infamous and historic Chateau Marmont hotel.  The famed Garden of Allah apartment building was across the street. This Hollywood Wedding Chapel building was…

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…