W. A. Ferguson, cartoonist, draws a picture of contest winner, Harold Dowit at the Food and Household Show, sponsored by the Southern California Retail Grocers Association. Ferguson (known as "Ferg") was the Sperry Flour Company cartoonist. Dowit holds a box of Wheaties. The caricature of Dowit is only complete as far as his head, and written above that is, "Harold Dowit National Winner Skippy Contest." At the back of the exhibit, there are stacks of products, including Wheaties and Bisquick. There is also a sign that reads, "Hear me on the radio every day! Wheaties taste elegenter [sic] than elegant. Shippy," and a sign at the top of the exhibit reads, in part," Sperry Drifted Snow 'Home...'"
The Los Angeles National Housing Exposition opened on May 19, 1935 and was extended an extra week into June. Hundreds of exhibitors gathered at the Pan Pacific Auditorium, which used to be on 7600 West Beverly Boulevard.
The Devil's Gate Dam was the first flood control dam constructed in Los Angeles County. Designed by the flood engineers from the Los Angeles County Flood Control District and completed in 1920 Bent Brothers company, it formed the Hahamongna flood basin. The dam is located in La Cañada Flintridge at Devil's Gorge, the narrowest point on the Arroyo Seco. The Arroyo Seco is a seasonal river and watershed that begins at Red Box Saddle near Mount Wilson in the San Gabriel Mountains and ends at the confluence with the Los Angeles River near Elysian Park, north of Downtown Los Angeles.
Helen Wilkinson sits at center and looks directly to the camera. She is viewed from the waist up and faces slightly left as she turns her head towards camera. To the left of her, another woman (possibly Dorothy Mackaye) sits in partial view along the left edge. The unknown woman wears a coat with a fur collar. This woman extends her arm towards Miss Wilkinson. From left to right, a calendar, a door and a plant line the back wall.
View of the Hotel Californian, located at the south corner of State and Mason, after the earthquake struck. The hotel lost huge expanses of its exterior walls during the earthquake. The hotel had opened just 8 days before. The view is from about 30 State St. The hotel was restored after the earthquake. In 2012 the hotel was demolished due to seismic safety concerns. The facade and 2 side walls were kept intact, however.
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. ...
Even though the late Mr. Dutcher had been a subscriber to the Los Angeles Times for forty years it was not until two months before his untimely death that he afforded himself to the protection brought by the Times' Travel and Pedestrian Accident Insurance, which in his death has granted his widow and son a check for $1000.
In early June, 1934, police officers discovered the bodies of Carrie L. Payne, 45, and Robert Payne, 15, at their Westwood home. They had been brutally murdered by Louis R. Payne, their respective son and brother, in late May. Payne was arrested several days after he committed the crime and after confessing at a Huntington Beach police station. In January, 1935 he plead insanity and was sent to a sanitarium.
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.