Photograph of a women being questioned during the coroner's inquest into the shooting murder of Harry Meagher. The woman could be his wife, Fern Meagher, or the friend he had been visiting just before hi murder, Velva Nalley. Three men can be seen sitting in the jury box on the right, a man stands beside the bench of the coroner, and a man is seated at a table in front of the bench.
An audience of primarily women are seated in an auditorium. A runway is built on the auditorium's main aisle. The runway ends toward the back in front of the exits. The crowd were attendees of The Los Angeles Times' First Annual Fashion Show, where designers from the fashion and entertainment worlds introduced their Fall styles. This crowd was just one of several audiences whom attended multiple showings of the event--which included amateur and professional models, actors, singing, and other types of entertainment. The show took place in the Los Angeles Times building on 202 West 1st Street, inside what is now the Harry Chandler Auditorium.
Margaret Willis confessed to the police that she fatally shot Dr. Benjamin Baldwin in self defense. To keep the murder from her son she hid the body of Dr. Baldwin in a trunk, and together she and Bert C. Webster tossed the suitcase over an embankment.
Tommy Harris (right), the gardener for Hazel Glab's former neighbor, Mrs. W. S. Goodrich, testified as a witness when the Glab trial was opened again in 1936. Beside him is Harry K. Diebold, possibly also a witness.