Berta Singerman was born in the Russian town of Mozir in 1901 and grew up in Argentina. Her father founded Buenos Aires’ first Yiddish-language theater. Singerman was a major star on the Argentinean stage from the 1920s and she toured for decades throughout Latin America, and also appeared onstage in the United States, Europe, and Israel. She also made three movies including the silent film La Vendedora de Harrod’s / Harrod’s Salesgirl (1921), the melodrama Nada más que una mujer / Nothing More Than a Woman (1934), one of the Spanish-language versions of Hollywood films made for export in the 1930s, and one of the four-episode anthology dramas Ceniza al viento / Ashes in the Wind (1942). Singerman was particularly renowned for her poetry recitations, including works by Pablo Neruda, Federico García Lorca, and Juan Ramón Jiménez.
Photo appears with article "SEEKS AID OF AUTHORITIES: "Miss Los Angeles" Says She Was Victim of Ruse; Declares Blackmail was Threatened Beauty Charges Plot in Posing for Photos SEEKS AID OF AUTHORITIES," Los Angeles Times, 26 Feb 1923: II1.
At center, Molly O'Day, actress, is viewed close-up as she recovers after having surgery. Lying in bed, she reclines back and rests her hands to her torso as she looks to camera. She rests her head on a stack of pillows at right. A large lamp hangs in the background at left.
Admiral William S. Sims seated in a living room. This photograph was probably taken in December of 1933 when Admiral Sims was in Pasadena to officiate as the Grand Marshal of the Tournament of Roses Parade.
A. E. Boynton was born in Oroville, California, and was educated at Oroville Union High School and University of Michigan. He was an attorney at law. He served as a member of the first Board of Trustees of city of Oroville; was elected State Senator from Sixth District November 6, 1906; reelected November 8, 1910, having received Republican, Democratic and Socialist nominations. He was President pro tem. of Senate, thirty-ninth session.