William Goodloe, Juanita Goodloe, Walter Gordon, Jr., Liz McCullough, and Mye Haddox in Los Angeles, circa 1951
- William Goodloe, Juanita Goodloe, Walter Gordon, Jr., Liz McCullough, and Mye Haddox in Los Angeles, circa 1951
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- Walter L. Gordon, Jr./William C. Beverly, Jr. Collection
Juanita Goodloe was the wife of Dr. William A. Goodloe. She was an ex-chorus girl with Ethel Sissle Gordon, Walter L. Gordon, Jr.'s wife.
Dr. William Goodloe was a physician from Washington D.C. who later served more than 2 years in prison for performing an abortion, as well as obstructing justice and bribery charges.
Walter L. Gordon, Jr. was an African American attorney in Los Angeles.
Liz McCullough came to Los Angeles to visit her boyfriend (he had moved from Chicago to L.A. to start a tombstone business).
Mye Haddox was a physician from Shreveport, Louisiana.
All information concerning the content and description of the image was provided by Walter Gordon.
Walter L. Gordon, Jr.: "Now these were some hot runners. This man [on left] is Dr. Goodloe, lived in Washington DC. He had a yacht. He was an abortionist; all the congressmen used him. Woman to his right was a similar situation to Ethel [Gordon], on chorus line at Billy Rose’s club. This was a black gal, called high yellow. ... In the middle is me. To the right is Lizzy Putnam (Chicago) [a later interview corrected her name to Liz McCullough]. These are hot flyers. Here’s the disgruntled husband. His name is Mye Hubbard [i.e. Haddox]. He was well known in Shreveport Louisiana. His office must have a photograph section, because people would write me to say they’d seen my photo on his office wall. It was like a clique, we all knew each other. You can look at them and tell they were high rollers. Goodloe got sent to the penitentiary. As a matter of fact, he came out here on a kind of sojourn and when he went back he was supposed to go. This was right before that. This one, look at that chin. His wife… He was a worried husband. Hubbard’s wife, not in photo, she had her own coterie of friends and he didn’t like it. He’s half mad in this photograph, doesn’t like the company he’s keeping. This was taken at my office, I believe. Liz Putnam was just a visitor. Hubbard’s wife left him out here, when he went back he went by himself."
Left to right: Dr. William A. Goodloe, Juanita Goodloe, Walter Gordon, Jr., Liz McCullough, Mye Haddox.
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Haddox, Mye, 1896-1966
Goodloe, William Andrew, 1894-1973
Gordon, Walter L., Jr., 1908-2012
Goodloe, Juanita Anne Jones, 1915-2016
- California--Los Angeles
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- still image
African American physicians--Louisiana--Shreveport
African American physicians--Washington (D.C.)
African American lawyers--California--Los Angeles
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