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GENERAL-3 (p. 1) - Hollywood Resort Wrecked After Departure. TEN...
Hollywood Resort Wrecked After Departure. TEN PERSONS INJURED Incendiarism Believed Back of Fire and Explosion in Eating House. Hollywood, Cal., June 7.—(-S*)— A heavy explosion which wrecked the Russian Eagle cafe hero a few minutes after a score of film celebrities celebrities headed by Charles Spencer Chaplin had fled following an alarm of fin, early today, injured ten persons, two of whom may die. The blast occurred In the area just west of the studio center. Theodore Lochijlnsky, former Russian army general and owner of the cafe, suffered what physicians believed after first examination to be a basal skull fracture, and severe severe head lacerations. His condl tlon was serious. Irving P. Strother, a guest, Was also believed to have a skull fracture fracture and possible Internal Injuries. Incendiarism Evidence. An investigation by the sheriff's office and the county fire warden revealed that at six o'clock last night eight candles surrounded by a kerosene-soaked string had been found burning In an attic of the place. A similar contrivance was reported to have been discovered at midnight Pending co-ordination of these findings the sheriffs office declined to express an opinion, as tn whether the fire and explosion were accidental accidental or the result of a plot. Notables In Party. A gay party was In progress at the cafe, popular film retreat, as the midnight hour passed. With the film comedian were Marquis de la Falaise, husband of Gloria Swanson; John McCormlck, director director and his wife Colleen Moore, Renee Adoree, Jack Dempsey, Mrs. Dempsey (Estelle Taylor) and several several other film folk. One of the cafe employes discovered discovered fire had broken out in the basement and the warning was carried to the dining room. Quickly Quickly the place emptied of the film people, only a few others remaining. remaining. The blast occurred a few minutes after the arrival of the fire department,' *'-'TWlWfs*«rW outward and the roof came down. High voltage electrio wires which were torn down charged metal objects objects contacted and made the work of removing the injured dangerous.

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  1. The Hutchinson News,
  2. 07 Jun 1928, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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