Crown Prince Gustav Adolf of Sweden with others visit the recently completed Los Angeles Central Library (the last building by architect Bertram G. Goodhue). The group stands behind a long, gleaming reading table and pendant lamps, a bookcase and portion of the painted wooden ceiling are visible.
Related to Los Angeles Times article, July 9, 1929, Pike Inquiry to End Today, Indictments Possible in Bribe-Charge Case, Fitts-Smith Controversy Settled Amicably, Latter Tenders Apology to District Attorney. ... An amicable settlement of the controversy between Dist.-Atty. Fitts and Ben Smith, official court reporter for the grand jury, growing out of Smith’s refusal to turn over to the District Attorney his notes and statements taken during the Pike arrest, appeared certain. ...
Three newspaper reporters kneel on the rug in the Prince's suite at the Ambassador Hotel room, 2 holding their hats and note pads as they interview and write, next to Prince Kaya, seated in a chair and wearing his military uniform. A man in a suit with a flower in the lapel stands behind him.
Luther Standing Bear, aka Ota Kte (meaning Plenty Kill) or Mochunozhin, was a Native American writer and actor. Although Standing Bear achieved many successes by American standards, including becoming a member of the Actor's Guild of Hollywood, the plight of his people remained foremost in his mind. The Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890 was particularly disturbing to him. Standing Bear published books during his lifetime to educate the public about Native American and Lakota culture and government policies toward his people. These included My People the Sioux (1928), Land of the Spotted Eagle (1933), and Stories of the Sioux (1934). In 1939, he died of the flu while on the set of the film Union Pacific. He is buried in Los Angeles, California's Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
Prince and Princess Kaya of Japan (center) with Frank Shaw (Mayor of Los Angeles, right), Lieut.-Col. Senichi Kushibuchi (the Prince's aide-de-camp, left) and Kihuye Matsumura (lady in waiting to Princess Kaya, far left)
Possibly related to Los Angeles Times article, June 24,1925, "Young Stars Triumph, Nelson Dodge Midwick Victor, Youthful Player Winner in Four Encounters, H. Godshall Defeats Ciano in Men’s Singles Match, May Sutton Bundy Meets Miss Clarke Today"
View of Joseph Mesmer, left, standing in suit and bowtie, left arm resting on stack of books, Henry B.R. Briggs, right, standing in suit and tie, holding a knife. Joseph Mesmer was a member of the historical society Pioneers of Los Angeles. Henry B. R. Briggs was the Postmaster of Los Angeles from February 1, 1934 to his death (from pneumonia) on September 28, 1936. Prior to that, he was the publisher and editor of the Los Angeles Record.
Image of a photo of Ada Ince, beauty contestant and actress. Handwritten in left corner of photo: "To My Sweetheart, All My Love. Forever Ada." Handwritten in right corner of photo: "D. Gaggeri. Wilshire 'La Brea' L.A." Born Ada Williams, she married William T. Ince and became Ada Williams Ince. In 1934 Ada and William divorced. In 1935 Ada married Ray E. Dodge and became Ada Ince Dodge.