Crown Prince Gustav Adolf of Sweden with others visit the recently completed Los Angeles Central Library (the last building by architect Bertram G. Goodhue). The group stands behind a long, gleaming reading table and pendant lamps, a bookcase and portion of the painted wooden ceiling are visible.
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.
Divine Order of the Royal Arms of the Great Eleven was founded by May Blackburn and her daughter Ruth Wieland Rizzio in the 1920s. The two women believed they were high priestesses who were charged by Angel Gabriel to write two books that would "reveal all the mysteries of life and death and heaven and earth." The cult was investigated for the death of a child Willa Rhoads and the disappearance of some of the cult's members. All of these investigations were started by a complaint made by Clifford R. Dabney, who charged that he gave Blackburn $40,000 to finish writing the books but the books never materialized.
Note on negative sleeve states: "Singer Pat Boone, his wife, Shirley, and children, left to right, Lindy, Cherry, Laurie, and Debbie, arrive by American Airlines jet from New York. Boone is here to make science fiction picture, "A Journey to the Center of the Earth.""
Prince and Princess Kaya of Japan (center) with Frank Shaw (Mayor of Los Angeles, right), Lieut.-Col. Senichi Kushibuchi (the Prince's aide-de-camp, left) and Kihuye Matsumura (lady in waiting to Princess Kaya, far left)
Ella Lengel, in a floral blouse, and sister Sarah, wearing a top with a white collar, smile cheerfully off-camera. A grinning man is seen in the distant background. Partly due to Clark's testimony, Lengel succesfully obtained a divorce from her allegedly abusive and philandering husband.
Henry B. R. Briggs, Postmaster of Los Angeles, kneeling in front of a fireplace. There is a carved eagle on the marble mantelpiece of the fireplace, suggesting that Briggs is in a U. S. government building.
The fifty foot fresco was one of the 2 largest frescoes created under the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP). The other is the "Pastoral California" frescoe, also by Kassler. Damaged by rain runoff over the years, the Bison Hunt fresco was painted over in 1963. When the Tom Bradley wing was added to the Library, the entrance to what was the children’s department was moved to become the entrance to the Mark Taper Auditorium, and the children’s court was also relocated, including the sculptures by Lee Lawrie.