Brooks Clothing of California, Ltd. operated Brooks Clothing Company and Brooks Uniform Shop. Brooks Clothing Company chiefly sold men's clothing (though several locations also sold women's apparel). There were 15 California stores noted in 1944, the year the company was sued by the Brooks Brothers corporation (New York City) for trademark infringement, including locations at 644 South Broadway (downtown Los Angeles), in Hollywood at Hollywood Blvd. and Vine, and in Long Beach, San Jose, Santa Ana, Pasadena and San Diego.
Socialite Anna E. La Chapelle and Dr. George Henry in formal dress. La Chapelle wears a light colored fur coat. Henry wears a coat and neck scarf and holds a top hat. They stand in front of a wooden bench and velvet drape against a stone wall.
Related to the article, "Flames Spread Ruin and Menace Highway Travel. Ridge Route Fire Spreads. Blaze which Destroys Forest Inn and Dozen Cabins Leaps to Highways and Perils Travels." Los Angeles Times, 15 Oct. 1932: A1.