Arraignment of Clara Phillips, accused of murdering her husband's alleged mistress, Los Angeles, 1922
- Arraignment of Clara Phillips, accused of murdering her husband's alleged mistress, Los Angeles, 1922
- Date Created
- July 17, 1922
- Los Angeles Times Photographs Collection
Clara Phillips was accused and convicted of killing Alberta Meadows, 19, on July 12, 1922 by attacking her with a hammer. Philips believed Meadows was having an affair with Philips' husband. She was sent to San Quentin Prison, and paroled in 1935.
A different photograph of Armour and Clara Phillips, taken on the same occasion appears with the article, “JAILED WOMAN BATTLED WITH GIRL OF CHORUS: Clara Phillips in Terrific Fight; Meets Husband in Jail and Offers Kisses, No Tears Husband and Wife Meet Behind Bars FOUGHT WITH CHORUS GIRL,” Los Angeles Times, 18 July 1922: I1.
Prison matron Elizabeth Bartoo (left) sits next to Clara Phillips at her arraignment on murder charges. Armour Phillips, Clara's husband, sits to her right.
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- b&w nitrate negative
cellulose nitrate film
Judicial proceedings--California--Los Angeles
Bartoo, Elizabeth A., 1873-1956
Phillips, A. L. (Armour L.), 1893-1972
Phillips, Clara, 1894-1969
- Los Angeles (Calif.)
- Resource Type
- still image
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