Beverly Hills home of William F. Gettle, kidnapping victim. May 1934.
- Beverly Hills home of William F. Gettle, kidnapping victim. May 1934.
- Los Angeles Daily News
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- [circa May 10, 1934]
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- Los Angeles Daily News Negatives
- Beverly Hills home of businessman and millionaire William F. Gettle, at 723 North Linden Drive. Gettle was kidnapped from the grounds of from his Arcadia ranch house during a party on the eve of May 9th. The kidnapping attracted a great deal of attention in the community, with Mrs. Gettle even addressing the kidnappers through the pages of the Los Angeles Times. The kidnappers demanded a $60,000 ransom for the return of Gettle, which Mrs. Gettle agreed to pay. However, before the ransom was paid, two detectives of the LAPD, Chester Burris and H.P. Gearhardt, broke the case after installing a dictaphone in the home of a bank robbery suspect. Information from the dictaphone led them to a La Crescenta home where Gettle was held. He was returned, unharmed, to his family on the eve of May 14th.
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- b&w nitrate negative
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