Photograph of Francis Read "Speed" Kendall, a reporter for The Times. He began his career as the youngest police beat reporter for the Los Angeles Record. After working for some other newspapers briefly, he returned to The Times in 1928, where he worked until 1942. He was noted primarily for his coverage of Hollywood both as a feature writer and in his column "Around and About Hollywood."
This photograph may be associated with the article, “DOLE ACTION DUE TODAY: First Work to Begin Today Recipients to Be Shifted to Jobs Under Federal Work-Relief Plan,” Los Angeles Times, 22 Jul. 1935: A3.