Mrs. Ellwood K. Lightholder, president of the Los Angeles County California Federation of Women's Clubs, Mrs. Henry H. Robinson, president of the El Sereno Friday Morning Club, and Mrs. John H. Harris playing cards. Could possibly be at the first annual press luncheon for the El Sereno Friday Morning Club, held to promote the club on January 24, 1938.
Brothers and restaurateurs Benny and Anthony “Tony Lucey” Castellucci who were reunited after 32 years when Tony Lucey dropped in to Benny’s Italian café to check out his competition. The two men started talking and found out they were brothers who had been separated when they each left Italy to seek their fortunes in America in 1908 and 1913.
Three women shop for hats during the semiannual Dollar Day sale in downtown Los Angeles. Stores hired extra salespersons and the city arranged for extra streetcars and policemen to accommodate the more than 200,000 bargain-hunters who came out for the sale
Heiress Nancy Pierson Brooks Macy Brill eating at a cafe. Her estranged husband William Brill was pressing a suit for the annulment of their marriage. They had separated hours after their elopement and subsequent marriage.
Mayor Shaw greets a group of men belonging to the Elks fraternal organization. Frank Lawrence Shaw (February 1, 1877 – January 24, 1958) was an American politician. In 1933, he successfully ran for mayor of Los Angeles. He was re-elected in 1937 but was recalled from office on September 16, 1938.
Navy sailor taking a bite of ice cream during the Army-Navy Maneuvers that took place off the coast of Southern California at the end of 1946. The goal of the war games was to practice two maneuvers: Operation Mountain Goat, an amphibious landing designed to dislodge "enemy" troops, and Operation Oilskin, a landing to cut off "enemy" communications. The Army, Navy, and Marine Corps aircrafts participated in the exercise.
Antoinette Jones, wife of lawyer Mattison Boyd Jones, standing at a podium at banquet of the California Federation of Democratic Women's Study Clubs, following the opening of the first airplane apprentice school at the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation. Secretary of Labor, Frances Perkins, addressed the same evening banquet.
Photo most likely relates to November 1935 controversy around then Los Angeles Board of Supervisor member Ford’s withholding of state gas tax funds to clean city streets. Most likely taken near Hollywood and Ivar.