Capt. Leopold McLaglen, self-styled Jiu-Jitsu champion of the world, appears in court over charges that he attempted to blackmail and extort his former employer, millionaire Philip M. Chancellor. McLaglen was accused of threatening to implicate Chancellor in a robbery, unless Chancellor paid McLaglen $20,000. McLaglen is accompanied in court by his lawyer, Harry F. Sewell, at left. November 18, 1937.
Eleanor Roosevelt sits with an unidentified woman at the Hollywood Bowl before delivering a speech. Eleanor and her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt visited Los Angeles for a day before visiting San Diego. During their time in Los Angeles, the President gave a speech at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Mrs. Roosevelt gave a speech at the Hollywood Bowl.
Former Ku Klux Klan Kleagle, Ray J. Schneider, in Klan robes at a trial in which the court was attempting to preemptively disrupt the reformation of the Klan and ultimately outlawed it in California. Schneider testified, along with other former officials, that he had had no involvement with the Klan since the war.
Boys from financially disadvantaged backgrounds participate in a free summer camp in Griffith Park. The camp, which was organized by Sheriff Biscailuz, lasted hosted groups of 100 boysfor 10 days at a time. While at camp, the boys participated in activities such as swimming, fencing, baseball, various hobbies, and a nonsectarian religious program. The camp's 1937 season lasted from July 6th to September 4th.
Members of the Polack Bros. Circus set up for their show inside Shrine Auditorium, which is part of the Shrine Charity Circus event. The Shrine Charity Circus is an annual 10-day event, which features an indoor show by the Polack Bros. Circus. Orphaned and underprivileged children are allowed to visit the circus as their admission is paid by affluent members of the community. The circus also travels to the children's hospital to entertain sick children who can't attend. Proceeds from the circus go to Shrine charitable activities.
Employees at The May Co. department store prepare merchandise for downtown Dollar Day. Tom May, executive vice-president of the company predicted this Dollar Day would bring in record-breaking numbers of customers