chauffeur license


1940s (left) and 1972 (right)

Dorothy Putnam was born in Massachusetts in 1895. As a young woman, Putnam moved to Los Angeles, where she developed an interest in automobiles. In 1918, she became the first licensed female chauffeur in California, her clients including Carole Lombard, Clark Gable and Charlie Chaplin. She also won a number of driving contests in L.A. during the 1920s.

In the 1930s Dorothy met her lifelong partner Lois Mercer. They both served in the Air Force during WW2 and moved into a Los Angeles apartment together after the war. Louis became a bookkeeper and Dorothy started working for the LA Sheriff’s Department. They stayed together for the rest of their lives.
Louis died in 1989 at the age of 94, Dorothy less than two years later at the age of 95. They were together for over 50 years.

Fall Out Boy Facts You May Not Know

• Full Name: Patrick Martin Stumph
• Birthday: April 27th 1984  
• Favourite Food: Pumpkin squares made by his mum
• Patrick hates BBQ sauce
• Before FOB, he worked at 2 record shops at once
• Patrick once punched Pete in the face over song lyrics
• Patrick has a fascination with marine animals that are extinct
• Favourite Quote: “Quite is the new loud”
• Patrick is a huge fan of David Bowie
• Favourite Film: Rushmore
• High School: Glenbrook High School
• Patrick is only 5’ 4
• Patrick hates being called “Pat”
• Patrick is a huge fan of Jazz music
• Patrick’s last name is actually “Stumph” but removed the “H” because of pronunciation issues

• Full Name: Peter Lewis Kingston Wentz the 3rd
• Birthday: June 5th 1979
• Pete wrote all of the lyrics from “Under the Cork Tree”
• Pete has his own record label called “Decaydance Records”
• Pete used to be a soccer player
• Pete plays bass and piano
• Pete hates black liquorish
• Pete is 5’7
• Pete gets stage fright when he has to order coffee
• Full Name: Andrew John “Andy” Hurley
• Birthday: May 31st 1980
• Andy formed the band “The Damned Things” during FOB’s hiatus
• Andy has been vegan since age 16
• Andy has over 2,600 tattoos, as he gets them all in little squares
• Favourite Bands: Slayer and New Kids on the Block
• Andy’s father passed away when Andy was only 5
• Andy was listed on PEATA’s sexiest vegans poll in 2006
• Andy is the smartest member of the band
• Andy is the second oldest in the band
• Andy will leave a room if people start smoking
• High School: Menomonee Falls High School
• Andy’s house has been featured on MTV’s “Cribs”

• Full Name: Joseph Mark “Joe” Trohman
• Birthday: September 1st 1984
• Joe is the youngest member
• Joe was brought up Jewish
• High School: New Trier High School w/ Pete
• Before FOB Pete and Joe formed a band called “Arma Angels”
• Joe collects guitars
• Joe loves Star Wars
• Joe once acted as Pete’s chauffeur and got his license suspended  

• They are known for their long song titles
• Their name was suggested to them by a fan at their first gig
• “Sugar We’re Going Down” was on Billboard’s Top 100 for 20 weeks
• The band’s official fan club is called the “Overcast Kids”

FOB facts you may or may not know #7

Halloween is Pete’s all-time favourite holiday
In 2006 Patrick had his passport stolen in the UK, resulting in the band having to cancel a show in France
Andy’s favourite tattoos are on his wrists
Joe acted as Pete’s chauffeur when his license was suspended
They have played secret shows under the name Saved Latin