Context: 1964,1965. More On Paige’s Lawyer Marvin Mitchelson. Who Is Photographer Peter Gowland?

1964 At this stage, after winning 1 million for Pamela Mason, Marvin Michelson has a steadily increasing clientele, consisting primarily of Beverly Hills and Hollywood women against rich and powerful men; most often their husbands. Paige Young is one of his divorcing clients who has no money to pay him up front. Later this year, Michelson represents legendary lyricist Alan Lerner’s estranged wife, Micheline….

1958-1960 Donna Cotterell remarries. Ned LaRocca dies. A new decade.

Donna Virginia LaRocca Cotterell marries John “Jack” Holroyd in Las Vegas on October 3, 1958, per online Vegas wedding records difficult to decipher. Patriarch Joseph Ned LaRocca dies of lung cancer towards the end of 1959. Ned LaRocca’s grave is in Glen Haven Memorial Park in Sylmar.   Below are closeups of Ned LaRocca’s death certificate. It looks like he spent about a year…

1950s #3 Diana Cotterell. SFV. Grade School. Horses. Sepulveda Stables. Van Nuys Junior High.

Diana started grade school in about 1950. She attended Riverside Dr. Elementary. A schoolmate of Diana’s at Riverside confirmed this for me–Robbyn Samuels. I visited in 2016. Located at 13061 Riverside Drive. If the Cotterell girls walked to school from their house on Moorpark, all they had to do was turn north on Ethel Ave. and walk straight to the school. It could have…

1950s #2 SFV. Virginia Young LaRocca CSP. Family Life At 13055 Moorpark st. aka 4414 N. Ethel St.

Virginia Young LaRocca is Diana’s grandmother. She started out life as a Mormon in Utah, but somewhere along the way became a Christian Scientist. She is listed as “Chr. Sci.pr.” (Christian Science Practitioner) in Los Angeles telephone directories in the 40 and 50s, and listed with her own telephone line. A Christian Science practitioner is an individual who prays for others according to the teachings of Christian…

1950s #1 Move to San Fernando Valley. Recording Industry LA. Celebrity Connections. Leith Stevens.

Hereafter known as SFV. 1950 Around this year Diana and her family move to 13055 Moorpark St., located on the west side of Studio City close to the border with Sherman Oaks. Specifically off of the intersection of Coldwater Canyon and Ventura Blvd. This image shows the Hughes Market that stood on that intersection. I believe it is the southeast corner. The Los Angeles…