What happened to Paige’s family, ex Husband Mark F. Segal, Desmond Guinness, Lawyer Marvin Mitchelson

Paige’s grandmother Virginia Young LaRocca died in August of 1976 in the Studio City Convalescent Hospital located at 11429 Ventura Blvd.   It’s difficult to read, but I think Virginia died from complications of a stroke.  She was a 1st Reader for the Church of Christ Science for 35 years according to her death certificate. Virginia was cremated and her ashes were scattered in…

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…

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…