Keeping it real

“Killing Lincoln” is part of my son’s summer reading for his AP History course this Fall. Reading the book- the events seemed so real, yet so distant from Los Angeles.

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We found this house at 5353 Virginia Ave in Hollywood. It was owned by the actor Joseph H. Hazelton, who witnessed Lincoln’s assassination at Ford’s Theater April 14th, 1865. He went on to a career in silent films, and in 1933 at 80 years of age he recorded a radio interview where he mentioned his home address. The house was not hard to find. I wonder if the owner knows the history?

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