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  • Joan Renner

    Joan Renner is a writer, lecturer, and social historian with an expert knowledge of Los Angeles-based murders, corruption, and scandals. She blogs about local crime at her Web site, [Deranged L.A. Crimes][1].

 

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Vintage Powder Room: Soul Kiss Samples

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