Mobsters, molls and mayhem

Mickey Cohen was L.A.'s best-known and most media-savvy mobster in 1958, the year that USC's library focuses on in an exhibit of photos from the old Los Angeles Examiner. USC has the Examiner archives (while the Los Angeles Public Library has the Herald Examiner archives.) It's a good year for news photos — the Dodgers come to town and movie star Lana Turner's daughter is fingered for killing gangster Johnny Stompanato. Mobsters, Molls and Mayhem is on display in the Doheny Memorial Library until May 16.

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