Originally Posted by Selkie
That's your trouble, you believe people like CNN -
The author, who wrote that FOR
CNN, has a day job of writing/reporting for the New Orleans Gambit. Yeah, that person knows absolutely nothing about LA culture/history. Besides the author of the 1 article that is/was the director of the LA Folklife program and wrote 1 of the articles cited.
Family history (folklore) has a way of not quite being the whole story or even flat out wrong sometimes. Reminds me of the party game where somebody starts out a story and by the end of the evening, after it gets around the room, it can bear anywhere from some resemblance to absolutely no resemblance whatsoever to the original story.