Spectators enjoying the sights at the annual National Air Races, held at the Los Angeles Municipal Airport. Nearly 100 of the most talented pilots from across the world participated and thousands attended.
William L. Brashear receiving a gift from M. A. Nugent at his birthday/retirement party from the Southern Pacific Railroad Company. I. A. Cain squats to the left holding a birthday cake and a large crowd of railroad employees is gathered around the lounge chair Brashear is seated in.
Crowd watching a baseball game at Wrigley Field in South Los Angeles. Los Angeles's Wrigley Field was built in 1925 and torn down in 1966. It was host to minor league baseball teams and home of the Los Angeles Angeles. The field is named after the same Wrigley as Wrigley Field in Chicago, but it actually received the name first and had more on-site parking than Chicago's field does now.
Two women in fur coats shake hands at the 11th annual charity ball and dinner of the Junior Auxiliary of the Jewish Home for the Aged, held in the Biltmore Bowl. The theme was patriotic and Bob Hope, George Murphy and Jerry Colona presided as masters of ceremony
Lottery set-up on Tony Cornero’s newly refurbished gambling ship, the Bunker Hill (also known as the Lux), which was meant to operate offshore of Los Angeles. After the Bunker Hill’s opening night, however, Cornero and five of his aides were arrested on felony charges of criminal conspiracy to conduct gambling games and serve alcohol without a license. After his arrest, Cornero announced that he was ready to go to the United States Supreme court to keep the Bunker Hill running. Cornero was also “admiral” of the Rex, another gambling vessel which was forced to suspend operations in 1938.